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STAINED GLASS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

May 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

  Winchcombe Churches Together presents an illustrated talk by Adrian Barlow on Stained Glass in Gloucestershire, including some of the glass in St Peter’s. Adrian has had a long and distinguished career in adult education in Cambridge and is a well-known speaker at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and other groups in the area. Due to processing times, this ticket is no longer available to purchase online. However, tickets are still available to buy TIC, by phone or on the door. Please follow…

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WINCHCOMBE POETS

May 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

  *Free Event – No ticket needed* If you enjoy poetry, you will love this hour of readings by the creative and talented members of Winchcombe Poets. The diverse group promises to provoke thought, laughter and reflection. Refreshments available – donations in aid of St Nicholas’ Church.

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COMIC SANS SCRIPT

May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

  Comic Sans Script, a Cheltenham-based troupe of improvising comedians, takes your suggestions of objects, professions, places and more, and turns them into completely-made-up- on-the-spot scenes! Having performed to sell-out audiences in Cheltenham, Bath and Birmingham, they’re now descending on Winchcombe! Due to processing times, this ticket is no longer available to purchase online. However, tickets are still available to buy TIC, by phone or on the door. Please follow the link to contact us to book your ticket.  Contact 

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THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  Local video producer Andrew Davies presents the fascinating story behind the making of his recent documentary Winchcombe: A Cotswold Town. Andrew will be screening clips from the video together with anecdotes, music performances, and guest contributions. There will also be an exhibition of the paintings featured in the film by the new Artist-in-Residence at Sudeley Castle: Andrew’s son, Ashley. Due to processing times, this ticket is no longer available to purchase online. However, tickets are still available to buy TIC, by…

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN MODERN ART?

May 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Confused and can’t see the ‘ART’? Then come along for this illustrated talk in which Mark Newsum will look at some of the 20th century’s mystifying art movements using as his guides the brilliant and often forgotten masters of British painting and sculpture. Sickert, Moore, Hepworth, Bacon, Hockney and Hirst will lead us towards an answer. Event supported by Newsum Antiques. Tickets:  £5 

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CHURCH MUSIC TODAY

May 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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:  £5

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THE ART OF FUSED GLASS – ANNE NEISH

May 23, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

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:  £5 

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PAPER, THE RIVER ISBOURNE AND WINCHCOMBE – sold out!!

May 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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…

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REALLY BEAUTIFUL COMPANY

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am

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:  £5 

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MILLS ALONG THE ISBOURNE – POSTLIP – sold out!

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. 

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GREAT BRITISH GARDENERS

May 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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:  £5 

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AS NIGHT FALLS- THE WINCHCOMBE POETS AND SINGER/PIANIST SUSY FIRTH

May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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) 

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MILLS ALONG THE ISBOURNE – STANWAY – Sold Out!!

May 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

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.

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ROBIN TANNER: THE ART OF COUNTRY LIVING

May 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 £5  

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ART AND THE COSMOS BY BARBARA CURRY

May 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This fast-paced, fully illustrated talk takes you on an exhilarating journey through space and time. From the earliest times when humans made art, we have visual records of people looking up, wondering what’s going on above them: aboriginal lightning gods, stone age structures, Islamic astronomy, the Aztec sun god and Hubble ‘photographs’ all help to tell the fascinating story. Tickets £5  TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE DOOR OF THE EVENT

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WINCHCOMBE POETS EN FÊTE!

May 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Following their highly successful event last year, Winchcombe Poets invite you to another evening of poetry and piano music – with a French flavour with Susy Firth making a welcome return to the Festival.  Come, listen and enjoy, with refreshments and a glass of wine.    This soirée is not to be missed! Find out more about the poets at helenacavan.com/the-winchcombe-poets-1. Doors open at 7.00pm.  The entertainment starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE…

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GLORIOUS COLOURED GEMSTONES

May 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Helen Plumb of Just Gems will talk about her adventures sourcing gemstones around the world. She will describe the pitfalls and perils in the murky world of international gem trading and how to distinguish excellence from adequacy and rarity from abundance, using knowledge rather than guesswork. There will be mineral specimens, loose cut gemstones and examples of Helen’s finished jewels. Event supported by Just Gems Tickets £5  A small number of tickets will be available at the door.

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MATT BLACK, NON-DRIP POET

May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Matt returns with a full evening show of his trademark silly, serious, sharp, reflective, funny and joyous poetry.  Entertaining, thought-provoking, mischievous and previewing some of his forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show, Disco Dog.  Matt is a prize-winning published poet and playwright, and was Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2011–13). He also invented the world’s first Poetry Jukebox.  See matt-black.co.uk for more about Matt.  Doors open at 7.30pm.  The show starts at 8.00pm. Tickets £8 A number of tickets will be available at the…

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AT HOME WITH JANE AUSTEN

May 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

 A one-woman show, consisting entirely of Jane Austen’s words and celebrating the variety and wit of her writings, with extracts from her letters, juvenilia, poetry and novels. We enter into the attitudes, imagination and sensations of those who lived in country houses and rectories in the early 19th century, through Jane Austen’s perceptive (often satirical) observation. For ardent Janeites and newcomers to Austen’s work of any age, Jane Austen at Home is a treat.  Think of it as dipping into a…

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JACK OF WINCHCOMBE – A TALK BY JEAN BRAY

May 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Truth or legend? In Tudor times John Smallwood, a working lad from Winchcombe, made his way to Newbury and gained apprenticeship to a worthy of that town where he was named John or Jack of Winchcombe. But was it Jack or his son John of Winchcombe who was later described as the most considerable clothier (without fancy or favour) England ever beheld? Event supported by The Oldham Foundation Tickets £8 (to include a glass of wine and entry to Sudeley…

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UNEARTH SUDELEY CASTLE – ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG AND TUDOR TAPAS

May 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Visit Sudeley for an introduction to the Castle and its award winning gardens. Find out about the exciting archaeological dig taking place to reveal a long lost Tudor garden. Following the tour, enjoy a glass of wine and a selection of Tudor tapas expertly prepared by Sudeley’s head chef, all accompanied by period music performed by Waytes and Measures. Entry from 5.00pm.  Event starts at 5.30pm. Tickets £15 (including Tudor tapas and a glass of wine)

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THE ART OF GIN MAKING: A GIN TUTORIAL WITH TASTINGS – sold out!!

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Edward Kain is the Master Distiller at 6 O’Clock Gin. He has spent the last 32 years in the craft spirits business. The talk will cover what makes London Dry Gin, with examples of the botanicals that can be used and tastings to illustrate different gin styles. The presentation will be informal and audience interaction will be encouraged. Event supported by Bramley and Gage Tickets Sold out

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BEA’S STORYTIME

May 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bea is an actor who has also worked as a story builder at a children’s centre. Parents can sit back and relax with cake and a hot drink, while children (3+) listen and join in with an interactive story, followed by a story-building workshop where we will all write a brand new story together. Don’t forget your imagination! Follow Honey Bea’s on Facebook or Instagram Event supported by Honey Bea’s Café. Arrive 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start.  Event will finish…

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KIFTSGATE COURT GARDENS: THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN GARDENERS – sold out!

May 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, home of the legendary ‘Kiftsgate’ rose, was created by inspired plantswoman Heather Muir and later enhanced by her daughter, and by her grand-daughter, Anne Chambers. To mark the gardens’ centenary in 2019, Anne has commissioned a history of Kiftsgate from local author Vanessa Berridge. Together, they will talk about the history of the garden and the writing of the book. Signed copies available to purchase. Event supported by The Oldham Foundation Tickets Sold out (Donations welcome for…

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COTSWOLD ARTS AND CRAFTS OF THE 1930s

May 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this illustrated slide talk local writer and curator John Edgeler provides an overview of the inter-war Arts & Crafts scene, ranging from textiles through graphic design and print art to pottery. The Winchcombe artist-maker Michael Cardew and his creative friends are the subject of a mixed media show at Long Room Gallery of Winchcombe opening 18 May 2019. Visit www.winchcombearchivecollection.wordpress.com for more about arts, craft and design. Tickets £5

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