De­cem­ber high­lights

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

CHRIST­MAS CRACKER

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

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