Septem­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

Sto­ries in the Se­cret Gar­den un­til Septem­ber 1 Sto­ries in the Se­cret Gar­den The Story Mu­seum in Ox­ford is trans­form­ing its court­yard to recre­ate the Se­cret Gar­den from Frances Hodg­son Bur­nett’s beloved chil­dren’s clas­sic. The Story Mu­seum, Ox­ford, OX1 1BP, www.sto­ry­mu­seum.org.uk The Sphinx Trail un­til Septem­ber 10 Put your code-break­ing skills to the test and take on the ‘Sphinx Trail’ and dis­cover the hid­den golden sphinxes. Sol­diers of Glouces­ter­shire Mu­seum, Glouces­ter Docks, GL1 2HE, tel: 01452 522682, www.sol­dier­sof­g­los.com The Sum­mer of Love: Fifty Years On un­til Septem­ber 15 This ex­hi­bi­tion looks back to that ex­tra­or­di­nary sum­mer with sculp­ture, prints and draw­ings cre­ated in the six­ties as well as con­tem­po­rary works re­lat­ing to war, peace and love, themes which re­main sig­nif­i­cant 50 years on. Gallery Pan­golin, Chal­ford, GL6 8NT, tel: 01453 889765, www.gallery-pan­golin.com Process • Form • Colour un­til Septem­ber 17 An ex­hi­bi­tion of ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal sculp­ture by Cirences­ter-based sculp­tor Rory Young, ac­com­pa­nied by me­dieval arte­facts New Brew­ery Arts, Cirences­ter, GL7 1JH, tel: 01285 657181, www.new­brew­er­yarts.org.uk Jane Over­bury and Joel Her­bert un­til Septem­ber 29 An ex­hi­bi­tion of oil paint­ings by Jane Over­bury, and screen prints by Joel Her­bert, as part of the schools’ art ex­hi­bi­tion. Chel­tenham Col­lege are show­ing work by stu­dents in the up­stairs part of the café at the same time. The de Fer­ri­eres Gallery at the Wil­son, Chel­tenham, GL50 3JT, tel: 01242 237431, www.chel­tenham­mu­seum.org.uk Have You a Pil­grim Soul? Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, 7.45pm Pub­lic talk with Ravi Ravin­dra, em­i­nent scholar, and lead­ing in­ter­na­tional speaker on re­li­gion, sci­ence, and spir­i­tu­al­ity, who is deeply im­mersed in the mys­ti­cal teach­ings of the In­dian and Chris­tian tra­di­tions. £10 / £8 con­ces­sions. Hawk­wood Col­lege, Pain­swick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW, tel: 01453 759034, www.hawk­wood­col­lege.co.uk Jour­ney: De­but Solo Show by Me­lanie Cor­mack-hicks Septem­ber 1-24 Me­lanie Cor­mack-hicks’ de­but solo show will launch her ca­reer as a full-time artist, and show­cases the di­ver­sity and beauty of ru­ral land­scapes and the en­ergy and in­ten­sity of seascapes. It will in­clude smaller works pro­duced en plein air as well as large stu­dio-based pieces. Chapel Arts Gallery, Chel­tenham, GL50 3QQ, www.thechapelarts.com Fish and Ships Septem­ber 1-Oc­to­ber 30 A joint ex­hi­bi­tion by lo­cal artists Diane Young and Rachel Mar­wick. Am­ber­ley Inn, Cul­ver Hill, Am­ber­ley, Stroud, GL5 5AF, tel: 01453 872565, www.theam­ber­leyinn.co.uk An Au­di­ence with Rory Young Satur­day, Septem­ber 2 Join sculp­tor Rory Young and Process Form Colour part­ners for drinks and a talk about Rory’s pro­cesses, and learn how he uses both form and colour in his work. Drinks at 2pm; talk 3pm. Free. New Brew­ery Arts, Cirences­ter Per­for­mance in Leg­end and Tra­di­tion Septem­ber 2-3 The twelfth leg­endary week­end of The Folk­lore So­ci­ety. The The­atre, Chip­ping Nor­ton, OX7 5NL, folk­lore-so­ci­ety.com Chilli Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 2-3, 10am-5pm Fea­tur­ing more than 50 hand-picked lo­cal artisan pro­duc­ers and some of the na­tion’s best loved in­de­pen­dent traders. If things get a lit­tle hot, en­joy a cool­ing frozen yo­ghurt or ice cream, plus there will be live mu­sic and chil­dren’s craft ac­tiv­i­ties. Wad­des­don Manor, Ayles­bury HP18 0JH, wad­des­don.org.uk Glouces­ter His­tory Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 2-17 This year’s Glouces­ter His­tory Fes­ti­val has a wide-rang­ing pro­gramme cel­e­brat­ing the theme of ‘rev­o­lu­tion and in­no­va­tion’, with over 100 events. Guests in­clude Dan Snow, Anita Rani, and Tony Robin­son.ex­plore Glouces­ter’s rich her­itage dur­ing the na­tional Her­itage open days (Septem­ber 7-10) where many of the city’s finest build­ings will open their doors for free. glouces­ter­his­to­ryfes­ti­val.co.uk Blen­heim Palace Clas­sic & Su­per­car Sun­day, Septem­ber 3 Blen­heim Palace is join­ing forces with the or­gan­is­ers of the lux­ury au­to­mo­tive show Salon Privé, to host this brand new event. The fam­i­lyfriendly event will show­case more than 350 of the world’s great­est clas­sic and su­per­cars in the stun­ning sur­round­ings of the Ox­ford­shire World Her­itage Site. Blen­heim Palace, blenheim­clas­sic­su­per­car.com Dean Farm Trust Open Day Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, 11am-4pm Ve­gan-run char­ity Dean Farm Trust pro­vides a home for life for un­wanted or ill-treated an­i­mals, in­clud­ing some res­cued from slaugh­ter. En­try is free, with small charge for park­ing. Dean Farm Trust, Chep­stow, tel: 01594 714004 or email: www.dean­farmtrust.org.uk Un­der­pin­ning: Brunel Broder­ers Septem­ber 5-10 Six tex­tile artists cre­ate new work to dis­cover what Un­der­pin­ning means

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