...Septem­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

to them. Open­ing times: 11 am-5pm, Tues­day to Satur­day. Meet the artists 11am-4pm on Sun­day. Free ad­mis­sion. brunel­broder­ers. blogspot.com, tel: 07753 378325. 44AD, 4 Abbey St, Bath, BA1 1NN, www.44ad.net Gil­bert O’sul­li­van 50th An­niver­sary UK Tour Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6 Cel­e­brat­ing five decades in the mu­sic busi­ness. Tick­ets £31.50. Chel­tenham Town Hall, 08445 762210, www.chel­tenham­town­hall.org.uk The Par­rot, the Poet and the Phi­lan­derer Septem­ber 7 & 8 This play is based on the time in the 1850s when Tennyson, Dick­ens and El­iz­a­beth Bar­rett (be­fore her mar­riage to Brown­ing) were all in Chel­tenham at the same time. It even in­cludes Squawk the par­rot which Tennyson pur­chased from the sta­tion mas­ter at Chel­tenham Spa and which was able to re­cite all the train times and des­ti­na­tions. Per­for­mances: Thurs­day 7, 4-5pm and Fri­day 8, 4-5pm and 7.30-8.30pm. En­try is free but, as seat­ing is lim­ited, pre-book­ing is ad­vised. Tick­ets from Chapel Arts, tel: 01242 580077; email info@thechapelarts.com). Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Chel­tenham. Ta­nia Llewellyn Sale Fri­day, Septem­ber 8, 10.30am-4pm Ta­nia’s first sale of the sea­son, in aid of Dr Gra­ham’s Homes, will fea­ture her new Au­tumn/win­ter col­lec­tion with printed vel­vets, jack­ets, tops, nightwear and scarves. Cotswold Wildlife Park, OX18 4JP, www.taniallewellyn.com Der­ren Brown: Un­der­ground Septem­ber 8-9, 7.30pm Di­rect from its sell-out Lon­don run, this is the lat­est stage show from the multi-award-win­ning mas­ter of psy­cho­log­i­cal illusion. New The­atre, Ox­ford, tel: 0844 871 3020, www.at­gtick­ets.com/ox­ford Af­ford­able Art Fair Septem­ber 8-10 Bris­tol’s top grad­u­ates, a draw­ing ro­bot and one of Bris­tol’s best known mu­ral artists will be show­cas­ing their tal­ents when this year’s fair re­turns to the city. Vis­i­tors will also be able to ex­plore works by hun­dreds of artists from Bris­tol and be­yond from just £100-£6,000. Brunel’s Old Sta­tion, Bris­tol, BS1 6OH, af­ford­ableart­fair.com War Zone to Red Car­pet: Pho­to­graphs by Brian Aris Septem­ber 8-Oc­to­ber 1 Brian Aris be­gan his pho­to­graphic ca­reer as a pho­to­jour­nal­ist, work­ing on a se­ries of front­line as­sign­ments around the world; he has cov­ered ev­ery as­pect of the mu­sic scene from the Rolling Stones right through to The Spice Girls; and was also com­mis­sioned to pro­duce the of­fi­cial por­trait mark­ing Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th birth­day. Barn­bury, Winch­combe, GL54 5LH, tel: 01242 300330, www.barn­bury.com The Roar­ing 20s Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, 7pm Ship­ston Home Nurs­ing’s 20th An­niver­sary ball, with a 1920s theme. Fizz re­cep­tion at 7pm; car­riages 2am. Tick­ets £90 each on ta­bles of 10. Ad­ming­ton Hall, Ad­ming­ton CV36 4JN. Call Re­becca on 01608 674929 or email re­becca@ shn-fundrais­ing.co.uk Sev­ern Wader Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 9 & 10 WWT Slim­bridge are join­ing forces with shore­bird con­ser­va­tion spe­cial­ists, Wader Quest, to cel­e­brate and spread the word of enig­matic wad­ing birds on the River Sev­ern with a week­end of ac­tiv­i­ties, all aimed at in­spir­ing vis­i­tors to dis­cover new ap­pre­ci­a­tion of and take ac­tion for pre­cious wad­ing bird species. WWT Slim­bridge, Glouces­ter­shire, GL2 7BT, tel: 01453 891900, wwt.org.uk/wader-fest Chel­tenham Para­nor­mal Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 17-23 To in­clude plenty of talks, magic, de­bunk­ing of Vic­to­rian séances, mu­si­cal shows and the very pop­u­lar ghost hunts around the Play­house. The Play­house, Chel­tenham, GL53 7HG, tel: 01242 522852, www.chelt­play­house.org.uk Abbey 900 Fes­ti­val of Fash­ion Show Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 6.45pm Some of Cirences­ter’s pres­ti­gious bou­tiques will show­case their au­tumn and win­ter col­lec­tions, while sup­port­ing Cirences­ter Hos­pi­tal League of Friends. Tick­ets avail­able through par­tic­i­pat­ing bou­tiques at £12 per head to in­clude a glass of fizz! Bingham Hall, tel: 01285 644244, abbey900­ciren.org.uk Mur­der in the Cathe­dral Septem­ber 14-16, 7.30pm A rare op­por­tu­nity to see a

Deb­bie Harry, 1982, by Brian Aris (Septem­ber 8-Oc­to­ber 1)

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