until December 14 Gallery Pangolin’s annual Christmas show of sculpture, jewellery, drawings and prints is always worth a visit.
Gallery Pangolin, 9 Chalford Industrial Estate, GL6 8NT, tel: 01453 889765, www.gallery-pangolin.com
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 22-December 9 Bath’s wonderful and awardwinning market will spread festive magic across the city centre, with over 160 chalets, plus children’s activities and entertainment. bathchristmasmarket.co.uk
AMBERLEY ARTISANS’ TEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
November 23-December 2 A selling showcase, with demonstrations, by 16 Amberley-based artists, featuring textiles, paintings, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more.
Gallery 1673 – by The Clay Loft at Inchbrook Mill, Giddynap Lane, Nailsworth GL5 5EZ, amberleyartisans.co.uk
PAINSWICK GOODWILL EVENING
Friday, November 30, 5-8pm A lantern parade will be performed by local school children, starting in St Mary’s Churchyard at 6pm and finishing at Father Christmas’s Grotto in the Painswick Centre. There will also be traditional children’s games, craft stalls, hot food and treats, as well as a few surprises.
For more information email Anne-marie Randall at annemarieran[email protected]
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Saturday, December 1 A new stand-up show from the master of satirical comedy. Minimum age 14. Tickets £16 from Evesham Almonry TIC on 01386-446944 or via eveshamartscentre.co.uk Evesham Arts Centre, WR11 4QH.
THE LORD OF MISRULE TRAIL
December 1-31, 10am-3pm The Lord of Misrule can be traced from medieval England to the seventeenth century. He was in charge of all mischief and entertainment at Christmas. We have our own hiding around Dyrham to track down.
Dyrham Park, near Bath, SN14 8ER, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ dyrham-park
FESTIVE WREATH MAKING
Wednesday, December 5, 10-11.30am Create your own natural Christmas wreath with expert guidance from Winchcombebased florist Amber who runs At the Potting Shed. All materials will be provided for you to create your own unique wreath for the festive season. The cost is £50, which includes entry to the castle and gardens and festive refreshments. Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD, tel: 01242 602308, sudeley.org.uk
JUST SO: THE MUSICAL
December 5-January 13 A colourful and uplifting show, based on Kipling’s children’s classic. Tickets from £15.
Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester, GL7 1BN, tel: 01285 648255, barntheatre.org.uk
SIR PETER BLAKE
December 6-31 An exhibition of original silkscreen prints from the Godfather of British Pop Art. The exhibition will begin with a private view on Thursday, December 6, 6-8pm, with an opportunity to view his work on the magnificent Art Bus. Paragon Gallery, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, tel: 01242 233391, www.paragongallery. co.uk
WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP WITH ROAST LUNCH
Friday, December 7, 9.30am3pm This workshop includes all materials from the garden, a two course roast lunch with all the trimmings and refreshments. This smaller group will receive individual tuition and an exclusive tour of the garden. £95. Booking essential on 01386 438333. Hidcote, near Chipping Campden, GL55 6LR, nationaltrust.org.uk/ hidcote
ARTS AND CRAFTS EVENT
December 7-9 A celebration of local creativity including paintings, photography, sculpture, metalworking, jewellery, ceramics, wool-sculpture, leatherwork, stained glass, and also including a display of paintings by the late Winifred Foley, author of Child