...Septem­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

pro­duc­tion of T S Eliot’s verse drama about the as­sas­si­na­tion of Arch­bishop Thomas Becket in Can­ter­bury Cathe­dral in 1170, made all the more spe­cial by be­ing per­formed in the won­der­fully at­mo­spheric set­ting of the Par­ish Church of St John Bap­tist. The play will fea­ture lo­cal am­a­teur ac­tors and singers, with Dr An­thony Hammond ac­com­pa­ny­ing with im­pro­vised or­gan mu­sic. Tick­ets £10 from Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and Par­ish Of­fice. Cirences­ter Par­ish Church, tel: 01285 644244, abbey900­ciren.org.uk Brick Won­ders Septem­ber 16-Novem­ber 18, 10am-5pm Dis­cover the end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties, as you jour­ney through his­tory and around the globe dis­cov­er­ing brick won­ders, care­fully crafted us­ing over a quar­ter of a mil­lion LEGO® bricks. A tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion from War­ren Elsmore. Ban­bury Mu­seum, Spice­ball Park Road, OX16 2PQ, tel: 01295 753752, www.ban­bury­mu­seum.org The Rov­ing Crows Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, 7.30pm Fre­netic fid­dle play­ing in­ter­twined with gui­tar, bass, per­cus­sion, elec­tron­ics and vo­cals from this fan­tas­tic Glouces­ter­shire-based band. Tick­ets £12 from Eve­sham Al­monry, Abbey Road, WR11 4BQ, tel: 01386 446944, www. eve­shamarts­cen­tre.co.uk Eve­sham Arts Cen­tre, Vic­to­ria Av­enue, Eve­sham, WR11 4QH. The Ad­dams Fam­ily Septem­ber 19-23 Star­ring Saman­tha Wo­mack, Les Den­nis and Car­rie Hope Fletcher. Tick­ets from £21.90. The Bris­tol Hip­po­drome, www.at­gtick­ets.com/bris­tol Sher­lock Holmes And The Crim­son Cob­bles Septem­ber 19-23 The world pre­mier of Toby Hulse’s ‘deeply daft the­atri­cal ex­plo­sion for adults and fam­ily au­di­ences’. Tick­ets £15; concs £13; un­der 26s £5. The The­atre, Chip­ping Nor­ton, tel: 01608 642350, www.chip­ping­nor­tonthe­atre.com Jay Rayner - The Ten (Food) Com­mand­ments Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 7.30pm Join award-win­ning restau­rant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner as he at­tempts to lead us to the ed­i­ble promised land. In­cludes Q&A and book sign­ing. Tick­ets £17.50. Strat­ford Artshouse, tel: 01789 207100, www.strat­for­dartshouse.co.uk Stow Art Group Au­tumn Ex­hi­bi­tion Septem­ber 20-26 Paint­ings, orig­i­nal prints, greet­ing cards – all at af­ford­able prices, in a beau­ti­ful vil­lage set­ting. Pay­ment by cash or cheque only. Open daily 10am-6pm; fi­nal day close 1pm. Free. Lower Slaugh­ter Vil­lage Hall Yo­tam Ot­tolenghi Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, 7.30-8.30pm Talk­ing about his in­spi­ra­tions, his cook­ing phi­los­o­phy and his ea­gerly awaited cook­book, Sweet, writ­ten with He­len Goh. Strat­ford Artshouse £27 sin­gle with book; £39 dou­ble with one book. strat­fordlit­er­aryfes­ti­val.co.uk From Land to Craft From Septem­ber 23 Fol­low­ing on from her sum­mer res­i­dency at the Dayles­ford Es­tate as win­ner of Bam­ford’s com­pe­ti­tion, artist and tex­tile de­signer El­lie Wil­liams will be show­ing the re­sul­tant pieces. She will cre­ate six pieces of nat­u­rally and hand-dyed Linen, evok­ing the at­mos­phere and essence of the Cotswolds. Bam­ford Barn, Dayles­ford Es­tate, GL56 0YG, tel: 01608 731700, dayles­ford.com The Great Bath Feast Septem­ber 23-Oc­to­ber 8 Giv­ing lo­cals and vis­i­tors the chance to taste new flavours, ex­plore new skills and en­joy new culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ences. From in­de­pen­dent restau­rants, pubs and cafés to lo­cal food pro­duc­ers, Bath’s busi­nesses will come to­gether to cre­ate a week of gas­tro­nomic de­lights. great­bath­feast.co.uk Sarah Mc­quaid Sun­day, Septem­ber 24, 7.30pm Singer/song­writer/gui­tarist Sarah Mc­quaid will be play­ing a full con­cert as part of the Stroud Folk Week­end, with sup­port from Bris­tol-based singer/song­writer Natalie Holmes. Tick­ets £12 (concs £10). The Sub­scrip­tion Rooms, Stroud, GL5 1AE, tel: 01453 760900, www.sub­scrip­tion­rooms.org.uk Elkie Brooks Sun­day, Septem­ber 24, 7.30pm Elkie will be per­form­ing some of her award-win­ning clas­sic hits. Chel­tenham Town Hall, tel: 0844 576 2210, Early Early Christ­mas Fair Septem­ber 26 & 27 This pop­u­lar fair is a great so­cial oc­ca­sion to start those fes­tive prepa­ra­tions early. It’s, among the first fairs of the sea­son, filled with ideas and fresh in­spi­ra­tion, and stalls full of new good­ies. Over 90 stall­hold­ers (40 first-timers) and each one will give 10% of ev­ery pur­chase to The Sol­diers’ Char­ity. Ted­worth Park, Tid­worth, Wilt­shire SP9 7AH, tel: 01980 611211, www.eec­fair.org.uk My Fair Lady Septem­ber 26-30 Sparkling with wit, el­e­gance and ro­mance is this story of an Ed­war­dian cock­ney flower girl’s trans­for­ma­tion into the pride of Lon­don so­ci­ety. Tick­ets: from £16.90. The Bris­tol Hip­po­drome, St Au­gus­tine’s Pa­rade, BS1 4UZ, www.blocpro­duc­tions.co.uk Gala Din­ner Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27 Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions cap­tain Sam War­bur­ton will be guest of hon­our at a spe­cial black-tie gala din­ner. The evening will in­clude three-course meal, char­i­ta­ble raf­fle and auc­tion, all in aid of Mag­gie’s Chel­tenham. Call He­len on 07766 027272 or visit www.aitchandaitch­bee.buzz. Hather­ley Manor Ho­tel, Down Hather­ley Lane, GL2 9QA. Tet­bury Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 28-Oc­to­ber 1 Wel­com­ing some of the finest names in clas­si­cal mu­sic to one of the most idyl­lic set­tings in the Cotswolds, in­clud­ing Heath Quar­tet per­form­ing with world-class clar­inet­tist Ju­lian Bliss; tenor Mark Pad­more with pi­anist Till Fell­ner; and a spe­cial con­cert fea­tur­ing Jonathan Co­hen, Ar­can­gelo, so­prano Anna Devin,

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