...Oc­to­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

9AF, au­tumn-fair beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk/ Six Oc­to­ber Pain­ters14 & 15 A work sell­ingby a ex­hi­bi­tion­group of localof con­tem­po­rar­yartists. Part of the pro­ceeds from ev­ery sale to go to Chor­ley’s, Long­field Prinknashchar­ity. Abbey Park, GL4 8EU, tel: 01452 344499, www.chor­leys.com Sweeney Todd Oc­to­ber 14-21 CODS re­turns to the Play­house with one of the dark­est mu­si­cals ever writ­ten, widely ac­knowl­edged as Stephen Sond­heim’s most per­fect score. Tick­ets £16 (con­ces­sions £14). The Play­house, Chel­tenham, GL53 7HG, tel: 01242 522852, www.chelt­play­house.org.uk Howard Hodgkin: In­dia on Pa­per Oc­to­ber 14-Jan­uary 7, 2018 This ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores Hodgkin’s love af­fair with In­dia and fea­tures a range of his In­dian-themed works on pa­per, in­clud­ing gouache paint­ings, edi­tioned prints and hand-coloured im­pres­sions be­tween 1967 and 2012. The Vic­to­ria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT Or­ches­tra Pro An­ima Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 Or­ches­tra Pro An­ima will give a dy­namic con­cert in the Royal Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity’s main din­ing hall. It will start at 3.30pm with af­ter­noon tea and cake. Or­ches­tra Pro An­ima, di­rected by Michael Bochmann, was launched in Jan­uary 2017 and is formed of mu­si­cians who have per­formed to­gether as with a feast of the­atre, dance and per­for­mance for the city. Tick­ets £5-£15. strikealight­fes­ti­val.org.uk Methera Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 7.30pm Con­tem­po­rary mu­sic from a ground break­ing string quar­tet with roots firmly planted in English tra­di­tional mu­sic. Tick­ets £10; un­der 12s free. Christ Church, New Mar­ket Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0DQ, tel: 01453 757353, www.we­gottick­ets.com/ event/414668 The Ox­ford Lieder Fes­ti­val Oc­to­ber 13-28 The 2017 Ox­ford Lieder Fes­ti­val - The Last of the Ro­man­tics - will be a thrilling two-week ex­plo­ration of the life and mu­sic of Gus­tav Mahler and Vi­enna at the end of the 19th cen­tury. A per­for­mance of Mahler’s com­plete songs is at the heart of the Fes­ti­val, com­ple­mented by the songs of other com­posers, cham­ber and choral works and study events. Tel: 01865 591276, ox­fordlieder.co.uk Au­tumn Char­ity Fair Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 9am-4pm Pop­u­lar an­nual fundraiser show­cas­ing and sell­ing gifts, ac­ces­sories, ce­ram­ics, home­wares and cloth­ing from over 20 stalls, many of them Cotswolds-based. A tasty range of re­fresh­ments will also be avail­able. This year will be the 13th Au­tumn Fair, and pro­ceeds will be di­vided be­tween The Nel­son Trust and All­sorts. En­trance £3; un­der 16 go free Beaudesert Park School, Minch­in­hamp­ton, Stroud, GL6 Growth Wed­nes­day,A com­edy about Oc­to­ber grow­ing4, 8pmup and man­ning­writer Luke up Nor­ris.from crit­i­cally Win­ner ac­claimedof a pres­ti­gious2016 Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­valFirst Award Fringe. at £13. the Thetel: 01865 North 319450,Wall, Ox­ford, thenorth­wall.OX2 7JN, com The Sculp­ture Auc­tion Oc­to­ber 4 (pre­view) & 5 (sale day) An event far re­moved from the tra­di­tional con­cept of auc­tion­eer­ing, fea­tur­ing 20 artists with rare or one-off edi­tions. None of the sculp­ture has been of­fered for sale pre­vi­ously in any other auc­tion. At­ten­dance by pre-reg­is­tra­tion only via en­quire@farnonand­lake.com Ayn­hoe Park, tel: 0207 415 7050, www.farnonand­lake.com Wolves Are Com­ing For You Oc­to­ber 4-7 A thor­oughly en­gag­ing new com­edy look­ing at re-wild­ing the coun­try­side; and an ex­plo­ration of just how much wild we’re com­fort­able with by Olivier-nom­i­nated play­wright Joel Hor­wood. Also at Om­ber­s­ley Memo­rial Hall on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18. Every­man The­atre, Chel­tenham, tel: 01242 572573, www.ev­ery­manthe­atre.org.uk Great Elec­tric Train Show Oc­to­ber 7 & 8 Now in its fifth year, this model rail­way event will fea­ture more than 25 top-qual­ity lay­outs across all ma­jor scales rang­ing in size from a tiny lunch­box model to a gi­ant 40ft long scale model of Billing­ham in the North East. Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum, CV35 0BJ, tel: 01926 641188, www.british­mo­tor­mu­seum.co.uk Strike A Light Fes­ti­val Oc­to­ber 11-18 Fol­low­ing sell out per­for­mances at the last fes­ti­val in April, a visit from the Na­tional The­atre in May, and a dance piece in Glouces­ter Cathe­dral that sold out in record time, Strike A Light are back in full force Vi­tal­ism III: Bri­tish Sculp­ture & Works on Pa­per from the 50s and 60s Oc­to­ber 2-Novem­ber 10 This ex­hi­bi­tion sur­veys the work of post-war sculp­tors, and in­cludes work by Ken­neth Ar­mitage, Ralph Brown, Reg But­ler, Lynn Chad­wick, Ge­of­frey Clarke, Elis­a­beth Frink, Ge­orge Fullard, John Hoskin, F.E. Mcwilliam, Bernard Mead­ows, and Ed­uardo Paolozzi. Gallery Pan­golin, Chal­ford Ind. Es­tate, GL6 8NT, tel: 01453 889765, gallery-pan­golin.com Ray­mond Blanc Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic Oc­to­ber 3 & 4 Bel­mond Le Manoir aux Quat’saisons is host­ing this fes­ti­val in the in­ti­mate set­ting of the neigh­bour­ing 12th-cen­tury St Mary’s Church and com­bin­ing the very best in mu­sic and cui­sine. Jack Sa­voretti will per­form on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, and the Ox­ford Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra will per­form on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4. The even­ing be­gins at 6.45pm and din­ner is served at 9.15pm. The Win­stone Talks: Dr Jan­ina Ramirez – Abbey Life Un­cov­ered Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, 7.30pm Dr Jan­ina Ramirez will talk about the role Cirences­ter’s Abbey played in the po­lit­i­cal, reli­gious and cul­tural life of the Na­tion and its more im­me­di­ate in­flu­ence on its lo­cal com­mu­nity. Tick­ets £5. Cirences­ter Parish Church, Mar­ket Place, GL7 2NX, tel: 01285 644244, abbey900­ciren.org.uk An­i­mal Fam­i­lies and Me Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4 A unique op­por­tu­nity to join Gor­don Buchanan as the highly ac­claimed tele­vi­sion wildlife cam­era­man and pre­sen­ter of the pop­u­lar BBC ‘An­i­mal Fam­ily and Me’ se­ries shares an in­sight into his in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ences with some of the world’s most fear­some and ma­jes­tic an­i­mals. Fo­rum The­atre, Malvern, tel: 01684 892277, www. malvernthe­atres.co.uk

Cer­taine Wytches, by Anne Jack­son (Sept 30-Nov 5)

Right: Wak­ing Up Fig­ure, 1962, by FE Mcwilliam (Gallery Pan­golin, Oc­to­ber 2-Novem­ber 10)

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