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Ebrington and District Gardening Club – Annual Plant Sale

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Sunday 18th May – 14.00 to 17.00 Ebrington Village Hall, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
The Club will have its own stall plus a number of Club Members will be selling their own plants.
Come and buy from a wide range of interesting and unusual plants and have a Cream Tea at the same time. This is a very good afternoon out in a lovely village in the Cotswolds, the countryside and the gardens are looking lovely at this time of year, and you will remember your visit to Ebrington when those plants are blooming in your own garden.

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Gloucestershire is up there with four of Britain’s 50 richest towns

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The Telegraph Property has published a list of Britain’s 50 richest towns and Gloucestershire has four towns on the list – Chipping Campden at No. 18, Stow-on-the-Wold at no. 33, Moreton-in-Marsh at No. 42 and Winchcombe at No. 48. Read the rest of this entry »

Fosse Gallery presents Family Matter – Paintings by Mick Rooney, RA

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Tuesday 29th April – Saturday 17th May 2008 Fosse Gallery Fine Art, Stow-on-the-Wold
A new Exhibition – Family Matter – Paintings by Mick Rooney, RA. Mick is not a typically English painter. Although his artistic antecedents embrace the narrative, not to say literary traditions of our national art, they also look to the broader horizons. He is an eclectic whose subject is the human condition:to this endlessly renewing disaster area he brings a sharp eye and a pawky humour.

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Drawings and works on paper past and present – Fosse Gallery Fine Art

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Girl on Terrace, Richard Eurich OBE, RA (d. 1992).Sunday 20th February – Saturday 1st March Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the Wold

The latest exhibition at Fosse Gallery Fine Art, Stow-on-the-Wold,Gloucestershire is a selection of Drawings and Works on paper past and present by the following artists:-
AR Middleton Todd, RA
Richard Eurich, OBE, RA
Gus Cummins, RA
Christopher Johnson
Annie Newnham
William Gear, RA
David Imms
Kay Gallwey
William Bowyer, RA
Mick Rooney, RA

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-the-Wold
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319

www.fossegallery.com
The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30 – 17.00  

Medieval monarch talks to take place in Stow

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King Edward II, Source: WikipediaThe life and legend of controversial English monarch King Edward II will be the subject of a series of afternoon lectures in Stow in the Wold next month.

Local historian Tim Porter will visit Stow Library, in St Edwards Hall, The Square, for a trio of talks in February, under the banner of ‘The Life and Times of ’. The three talks will provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of the strangest, most contrary and controversial ruler that England has ever produced

Edward II was the first English prince to hold the title ‘Prince of Wales’ after being born at Caernarfon Castle in 1284, and after succeeding his father Edward I in 1308, he pursued a military campaign against the Scots. He was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and later died at Gloucestershire’s Berkeley Castle in 1327. His tomb can be found at Gloucester Cathedral.

The first lecture, ‘Young Edward and his Father’ takes place on Monday February 4th, while the second talk, ‘The King’s Friends and Foes’, is held on Monday February 11th. The final lecture in the series is called ‘Tyranny and Downfall’ and is hosted on Monday February 18th. All three lectures run from 2pm-4pm.

Tickets cost £6.50 per talk, with a 10% discount for annual season ticket holders and Friends of the Corinium Museum. Booking is essential.

For more details or to book, please contact Stow-on-the-Wold Library, St Edwards Hall, Stow-on-the-Wold, on 01451 830352.

Source: Cotswold District Council

Image of King Edward II from Wikimedia Commons freely licensed media file repository.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of Britain’s top 10 country towns

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Weekend Telegraph Property Section – Caroline McGhie seeks out the best small market towns in Britain. Moreton-in-Marsh is in the top ten

Moreton-in-Marsh has made it into the top ten beating near neighbours like Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour.

“Small market towns are becoming increasing desirable, as much for their natural beauty as their shops and schools” Britain’s finest country towns sparkle like precious stones in the property market; beacons of prosperity, enterprise and asperation. They are the setting for some of our most unusual shops, our greatest novels, our agricultural highs and lows. They are the heartbeat of the countryside.”

“Moreton-in-Marsh is a Cotswold beauty with a glorious main street of golden stone houses with back lanes running off. Strategically placed between Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Bath and Oxford, it once thrived as a coaching stop, but now attracts commuters who use the local station for the 90 minute journey into London.”

“It is Heythrop Hunt country and the town has its very own horse and agricultural show in September. In the summer it fills with opera buffs flocking to the Longborough Festival, the Cotswolds’  answer to Glyndebourne. It is accessible to everywhere, a crossing point that is set in beautiful countryside and the Tuesday market, where you can buy everything from slippers to saucissons, is protected by a Royal Charter granted by King Charles I.”

Other local towns in the list of top 50 towns to delight were:
Cheltenham
Cirencester
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stratford-upon-Avon

Come and stay at Little Gidding and spend some time in these five top 50 local towns. All five towns are within a 1/2 hour drive through the lovely local countryside.

Also visit other local country towns like Chipping Norton, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwick, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe which didn’t make it to the top fifty but which have lots of character and charm and many supporters. Let us have your views and comments.       

Source: Daily Telegraph Weekend Property Section 

Fosse Gallery – June Redfern, A Major Exhibition of Recent Work

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June Redfern, On the West Coast, Watercolour, (c) June RedfernSaturday 10th November to Friday 30th November – Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

This is June Redfern’s second solo exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold.

Born in St Andrews, Fife, she studued drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1968 to 1972. Her solo exhibition “Real Lives” in 1981 at the Third Eye Centre Glasgow exhibited realist paintings influenced by her teaching experience in the 1970′s in a school in Leith. She taught at Cardiff College of Art from 1983 to 1985 and later in 1985 she became Artist-in Residence at the National Gallery London where her paintings from this period were exhibited in 1986.
June has work in a number of private collections in Europe, Canada, USA and Ireland. She has also appeared on BBC2′s “Oil on Canvas” series and has exhibited in many major commercial galleries.

The work of this dedicated artist has succeeded in adding another dimension to the phrase “Expressionist Art.” The canvases may be small or large but her ability to install maximum impact remains profound.

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-the-Wold
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 to 17.00 or by appointment
www.fossegallery.com
www.juneredfern.com

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Lucy Pratt Exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold

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(c) Lucy Pratt. Wild Gladioli, Ivy CottageSaturday 13th October – Lucy Pratt, a year of visual pursuits

The latest exhibition at the Fosse Gallery is paintings by Lucy Pratt. Lucy is one of the true Impressionist English painters working today.

Re-Aquaintances. The Royal Academy revisit the Fosse Gallery

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William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.

Saturday 8th September – Saturday 29th September

Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

Sixteen members of the Royal Academy (RA) revisit the Fosse Gallery in September.

The members are:-

Anthony Eyton, Mary Fedden, Leonard McComb, Ken Howard, Mick Rooney, Flavia Irwin, Eileen Cooper, Gus Cummins, William Bowyer, Fred Cuming, David Remfry, Sonia Lawson, Maurice Cockrill, Frederick Gore, Jean Cooke and Philip Sutton.

This is a rare exhibition of over 40 paintings exclusively by members of the RA, as their work is usually never seen as a dedicated exhibition outside London.

The Fosse Gallery is often described as one of the most important galleries outside London. It is committed to showing the best of British figurative and narrative art in mixed and solo exhibitions.

For almost thirty years, the Gallery has shown works by famous RA members including Eurich, Frink, Knight, Weight, Spear, Lowry and Augustus John to mention a few. Now, with the present illustrious list, this wonderful collaboration can be renewed.

The current exhibition presents a broad grouping of painters, covering several strands of representational and abstract painting.

The present owner Sharon Wheaton joined the gallery in 1998 and took it over a year ago.

“From the moment I took over the Fosse Gallery, I set out to stage a substantial exhibition of paintings by current Royal Academicians.

It is important to have an established provincial art gallery supporting RA members’ work.

What joins us together is their unshakeable faith in the painted image and my abiding desire to represent them. This exhibition is a celebration of the collaboration between the Fosse Gallery and the artists who are honoured to be Royal Academicians.”

The Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10.30 – 17.00 or by appointment.

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-Wold
Gloucestershire GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319

www.fossegallery.com

Potential new Academicians are nominated by the existing Royal Academicians. Nominees must be artists under the age of 75 and professionally active in the UK. They have to fall into one of the Royal Academy’s categories of art – painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Image: William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.
Used with kind permission of The Fosse Gallery

Stow on the Wold 900th anniversary of Royal Charter

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Stow on the Wold. Photo (c) FreeFoto.com18th August – Medieval Fayre in Stow Square

The Fayre will celebrate the 900th anniversary of the granting of Stow’s royal charter by Henry I, which gave it market status so it became a centre for hiring labour.

The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire will officially open the fayre which starts at 09.00.

There will something going on all day including Medieval foot tournaments, a Medieval Mounted Knight, Medieval Demonstrations – Candle Making, Apothecary, Medicine, Musical Instrument Making, Forge, Spinning and Weaving – and Medieval Entertainment and in the evening Diabolus in Musica and Historical Promotions presents “Musicks Miscellanie”

www.stowonthewold.net

Photo (c) FreeFoto.com

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