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In the past fifty years there has been considerable change and diversity in congregational worship. In this talk, Greg Abrahams will look at the influences contributing to the development of hymns (words and music) in all denominations. Event supported by Churches Together in Winchcombe. Tickets: £5MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Come and discover what glass fusing is all about. An hour’s presentation by this experienced local artist will be followed by a chance for two participants to make a piece for themselves. Anne will display some of her own beautifully detailed work. Smaller items will be on sale (all proceeds to the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice). Tickets: £5MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Following on from her talks at previous festivals on sparkling wine and tobacco, Jean Bray in this year’s talk will feature another Winchcombe wonder – its contribution to the history of paper. Tickets include a tour of Postlip Paper Mill on Thursday 24 May. Event supported by The Oldham Foundation. Tickets £8 (to include a tour of Postlip Paper Mill) A tour of Postlip Paper Mill on Thursday 24 May is available to 60 of the people who attend this…MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Carol Davies and friends sing and play the traditional music of Gloucestershire, and read from her new book Really Beautiful Company. Using research done for the ground-breaking National Lottery funded project ‘The Single Gloucester’ and associated website www.glostrad.com, this book examines the character of our Gloucestershire musical ancestors, touching on what we can learn about their social context. Opportunity to secure signed copies of Carolʼs just-published book. Tickets: £5MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Advance booking required for complimentary entry! Follow up Jean Bray’s fascinating talk on Wednesday with this tour of Postlip Paper Mill, lasting 1½ hours and offered four times during the day. Visitors must be over 16, and reasonably able. Please wear flat, robust shoes. A full safety briefing will be given before the tour, and safety glasses will be handed out.MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Over the centuries, the British have produced many of the world’s greatest gardeners, who have changed our landscape and how we garden. Local resident Vanessa Berridge, garden historian and former garden magazine editor, explores the lives of some leading gardeners and shows what they reveal about the times in which they lived. Opportunity to secure signed copies of her just-published book too. Tickets: £5MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Come for an atmospheric, inspiring evening of poems and piano music while enjoying a glass of wine. Tickets: £5 (plus a small charge for wine and soft drinks)MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
Mike Lovatt, the author of The River Isbourne in the Service of Mankind, will talk about some of the mills powered by our local river. Mike will focus on Stanway Mill from its early days, through its decline, to its restoration as a working mill, opened in 2009 by Prince Charles. A fascinating tour completes the event. This is a working environment with heavy, moving equipment.MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »
In this illustrated slide talk, local writer and curator John Edgeler outlines the life of the wellknown country artist and etcher Robin Tanner (1904–88) and provides an overview of his rural and floral etchings. and Arts and Crafts home. Tanner is the subject of a retrospective show at Long Room Gallery of Winchcombe opening 19 May 2018 (Tel 01242 602319; website: www.winchcombearchivecollection.wordpress.com. Tickets £5MORE INFO & BOOK TICKETS »