Oc­to­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

HAM DARROCH: TAL­IS­MAN AND AT­TEN­DANT SPIRIT un­til Novem­ber 24

To launch their new pri­vate art ad­vi­sory and view­ing space in West Ox­ford­shire, Lucy Meakin and Ben Par­sons of M+P Art present work by Aus­tralian artist, Hamil­ton Darroch, to in­clude sculp­ture, per­for­mance and draw­ing.

M+P Art, The Lodge, Delly End, OX29 9XD, tel: 07432 801256, www.mandp.art

TOLKIEN: MAKER OF MID­DLE-EARTH un­til Oc­to­ber 28

A once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion op­por­tu­nity to see this mag­ni­tude of Tolkien-re­lated ma­te­ri­als to­gether, to in­clude manuscripts, art­works, maps, let­ters and arte­facts gath­ered from the UK, the US and France, re­united in Ox­ford for the first time since his death more than 40 years ago. Free ad­mis­sion – book­ing re­quired.

The We­ston Li­brary, Bodleian Li­braries, Ox­ford, tolkien.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WAR­WICK WORDS HIS­TORY FES­TI­VAL Oc­to­ber 1-7

Wide-rang­ing pro­gramme with guests in­clud­ing Juliet Barker, Ste­fan Bucza­cki, Sarah Church­well, Max Hast­ings, Ali­son Weir, Kate Wil­liams. Day­time and evening events at var­i­ous venues in War­wick. Box of­fice 01926 33 44 18, www.war­wick­words.co.uk

ONCE UPON A TIME: STO­RIES FROM LADY BRUN­NER’S CHILD­HOOD Oc­to­ber 1-28

Lady Brun­ner’s en­chant­ing child­hood ad­ven­tures and favourite chil­dren’s sto­ries are brought to life in the house.

Greys Court, Rother­field Greys, RG9 4PG, tel: 01491 628529, www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/greys-court

FUP: A MOD­ERN FA­BLE Oc­to­ber 2-6

A big-hearted, up­roar­i­ous mod­ern fa­ble about fam­ily, love and na­ture set in a weird and wild Corn­wall not so dif­fer­ent from the one you know. Fea­tur­ing live, foot-stomp­ing mu­sic, quack­ing pup­petry and Knee­high’s in­fa­mous ec­cen­tric­ity and charm. War­wick Arts Cen­tre, The Univer­sity of War­wick, Coven­try, CV4 7AL, tel: 024 7652 4524, www. war­wickarts­cen­tre.co.uk

SATUR­DAY NIGHT FEVER Oc­to­ber 2-6

Forty years since its fa­mous UK cin­ema re­lease, Satur­day Night Fever is a reimag­ined and re­vi­talised mu­sic and dance spec­tac­u­lar, star­ring Richard Win­sor as Tony Manero. Tick­ets from £20.90.

The Bris­tol Hip­po­drome, tel: 0844 871 3012, at­gtick­ets.com/bris­tol

JOHNNY COP­PIN Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 7.30pm

Per­form­ing with Paul Burgess. Tick­ets £18 to in­clude a glass of wine, rais­ing funds for Hors­fall House Re­spite Care bed. tick­ets are avail­able from Hors­fall House, Wind­mill Road, Minch­in­hamp­ton; email: re­cep­tion@hors­fall­house.co.uk Minch­in­hamp­ton Church, GL6 9BP.

GRASAC CHAR­ITY AUC­TION AND DIN­NER EVENT Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5

Glouces­ter­shire Rape And Sex­ual Abuse Cen­tre Char­ity is hold­ing its first ever auc­tion and din­ner to raise funds to con­tinue their spe­cial­ist ser­vices. Prizes will in­clude four Ex­ec­u­tive tick­ets to Man United vs Brighton at Old Traf­ford (Jan 19, 2019), a 30-minute he­li­copter flight, two club en­clo­sure tick­ets to Chel­tenham Race­course, lux­u­ri­ous half day spa at Cal­cot Manor, and a three-course lunch for two at The Ivy. Tick­ets are £25 each from info@glos­rasac.org.uk or on 01452 305421.

The Dou­ble Tree by Hil­ton, Cirences­ter Rd, Charl­ton Kings, GL53 8EA, tel: 01242 222021.

LA TRAGÉDIE DE CAR­MEN Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 7.30pm

Pop-up Opera re­turn with a reimag­in­ing of Bizet’s fa­mous mas­ter­piece La Tragédie de Car­men. Sung in French with the com­pany’s sig­na­ture ‘silent movie’ cap­tions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not al­ways be as you ex­pect.

The Sub­scrip­tion Rooms, Ge­orge Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE, tel: 01453 760900, www.sub­scrip­tion­rooms.org.uk

GUILD CRAFTS CHEL­TENHAM Oc­to­ber 5-14

As part of The Times Chel­tenham Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val, The Glouces­ter­shire Guild of Crafts­men will be host­ing a sell­ing fair.

The Gar­dens Gallery, Mont­pel­lier

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