Oc­to­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE - Mu­seum in the Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF, tel: 01453 763394, www.mu­se­u­minthep­ark.org.uk

En­coun­ter­ing Beauty: The Land­scape Art of Meg Stevens un­til Oc­to­ber 1 For 25 years Meg Stevens would set out on most days each week with a small easel, fold­ing stool, ruck­sack of oil paints and a piece of primed hard­board. Al­most all of her pic­tures were painted within three miles of her home, near Bre­con. Na­ture in Art, Wallsworth Hall, A38 Twig­worth, GL2 9PA. War Zone to Red Car­pet: Pho­to­graphs by Brian Aris un­til 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 por­traits mark­ing both Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th birth­day and the Golden Wed­ding An­niver­sary of her mar­riage to The Duke of Ed­in­burgh. Barn­bury, 14 North Street, Winch­combe, GL54 5LH, tel: 01242 300330, www.barn­bury.com Fish and Ships un­til Oc­to­ber 30 A joint ex­hi­bi­tion by lo­cal artists Diane Young and Rachel Mark­wick. Am­ber­ley Inn, Cul­ver Hill, Am­ber­ley, Stroud, GL5 5AF, tel: 01453 872565, www.theam­ber­leyinn.co.uk Kurt Jack­son – A Cotswold Vil­lage un­til Novem­ber 5 A se­ries of paint­ings by artist Kurt Jack­son, fo­cus­ing on one vil­lage in the Cotswolds. Cam­p­den Gallery, Chip­ping Cam­p­den, GL55 6AG, tel: 01386 841555, cam­p­den­gallery.co.uk Brick Won­ders un­til Novem­ber 18 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, OX16 2PQ, tel: 01295 753752, www.ban­bury­mu­seum.org 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 Grayson Perry: The Most Pop­u­lar Art Ex­hi­bi­tion Ever! Septem­ber 27-De­cem­ber 24 This ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion by Grayson Perry tack­les many of the themes and con­cerns that re­cur in his work, draw­ing from his own child­hood and life as a trans­ves­tite, as well as wider so­cial is­sues and his abid­ing in­ter­est in his au­di­ence. The works in the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­am­ine mas­culin­ity, class, pol­i­tics, sex, re­li­gion, pop­u­lar­ity and art, as well as con­tem­po­rary is­sues such as Brexit and ‘Di­vided Bri­tain’. Arnolfini, Bris­tol, BS1 4QA, tel: 0117 917 2300, arnolfini.org.uk Tet­bury Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 28-Oc­to­ber 1 Wel­com­ing some of the finest names in clas­si­cal mu­sic, 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, bari­tone Gyula Orendt and the Ar­can­gelo Choir. Tick­ets avail­able via www.tet­bury­mu­sicfes­ti­val.org and from Tet­bury Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre on 01666 503 552. The Sand­man Fri­day, Septem­ber 30, 7.30pm Chantry Dance Com­pany presents their new, orig­i­nal and in­no­va­tive full-length con­tem­po­rary bal­let. The Swan The­atre, Worces­ter, tel: 01905 611427, www.worces­ter­live.co.uk YIMBY! Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 30-Oc­to­ber 1 Fol­low­ing the huge suc­cess of The Emma’s Trust Fes­ti­val in 2015, the team will once again be com­ing to­gether to bring you a week­end of high qual­ity arts events. Satur­day sees a fun day for the whole fam­ily with chil­dren’s work­shops, the­atre shows and lo­cal food & drink; while a mu­si­cal gala con­cert fea­tur­ing top West End ta­lent is on Sun­day even­ing. Chip­ping Nor­ton Cricket Club, OX7 5SY, www.yim­byfest.co.uk Prescott Amer­i­can Au­tumn Clas­sic Septem­ber 30-Oc­to­ber 1 The ac­tion-packed week­end al­ways at­tracts a wide va­ri­ety of com­pe­ti­tion cars com­pet­ing on the his­toric hill climb course with spe­cial classes for Amer­i­can cars and hot rods. Off track will be a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of Amer­i­can ve­hi­cles and Usa-themed en­ter­tain­ment from the De­mon Drome Wall of Death to live bands. www.prescott-hill­climb.com Cer­taine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic Septem­ber 30-Novem­ber 5 In Anne Jack­son’s cur­rent project, ‘The Witch­craft Se­ries’, she presents a se­ries of works ex­plor­ing the his­tory of witch-per­se­cu­tion in Europe, and the metaphors which the idea of witch­craft evoke in mod­ern cul­ture, through the medium of knot­ted ta­pes­try. Jack­son’s large and small-scale ta­pes­tries of­ten de­pict ev­i­dence given in in­di­vid­ual witch-tri­als, in­clud­ing that of young chil­dren en­cour­aged to tes­tify against their moth­ers. Free en­try.

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