Fresh Air Sculpture 2019
Fresh Air, Fresh Art
16th June – 7th July 2019
The Old Rectory
Fresh Air Sculpture is a contemporary sculpture show taking place in the extensive gardens of Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire from 16 June - 7 July 2019. This biennial curated event prides itself on showcasing and selling unique sculptural pieces as well as decorative arts in a beautiful outdoor setting. Expect the traditional and the experimental; from cutting edge exterior furniture design and ornate stone work, to the softest of textiles and the glamour of glass. Over 10000 visitors meandered the gardens in 2017, enjoying the flora, the artworks, the enchanting atmosphere, and the chance to relax with drinks and locally produced foods.
Fresh Air Sculpture 2019 will bring over 130 modern pieces of outside sculptural work to this Grade II listed building with its expansive organic garden, in a tranquil setting, with the River Coln running through. 2019’s exhibitor list can be seen here, with the final list being announced in March. All works will be for sale with prices ranging from £50 – £50,000.
Many installations are created specifically for the gardens, to encapsulate the quirky spirit of fun, creativity and history that comes together at Fresh Air Sculpture. We’re looking forward to a ceramic installation across the river by Elaine Bolt, willow sculptures by Mary Butcher and Julia Clarke, a Beauty & the Beast Installation of eight glazed stoneware masks, two stone sculptures by Jitka Palmer, and Metamorphoman in white marble resin by John Williams (shown below).
The Pool House transforms into a contemporary craft gallery for the duration of Fresh Air Sculpture. The exhibition “From Where I’m Standing”, invites artist makers from across disciplines to interpret views. This may simply be a view that is returned to again and again, or perhaps from memory or even fleetingly glimpsed. Or maybe it is about taking a position or viewpoint. The references will be varied and exciting with interpretations through clay, glass, metals, wood and cloth emerging to form unique collections for visitors to purchase. The full line up of Pool House Gallery exhibitors can be seen here.
Alongside the modern sculpture and craft, The Quenington Sculpture Trust runs an educational programme for schools, colleges and adults. The workshops for 2019 will be linked to The Pool House’s exhibition theme, ‘From Where I’m Standing’ and delivered to meet different age ranges and any special needs groups. School visits will include a tour of the exhibition, to include activities along the way, culminating in a one-hour hands on workshop. Adult workshops will include working with collage, lettering, paper cut out and a textile-based print workshop.
Glass Glamour is a three day show taking place in The Old Rectory from 21 – 23 June. Curated by Fiaz Elson, twenty-two selected artists will be shown including Colin Reid, Dante Marioni, Sally Fawkes, and Louis Thompson. Glass Glamour is exclusively by appointment only.
Fresh Air Sculpture 2019
Fresh Air, Fresh Art
16th June – 7th July 2019
Open 10am – 5pm every day
Entrance £7.50, under 18s free
The Old Rectory
Experience the night-time magic of Sudeley through this beautiful new illuminated trail. Follow the White Rabbit and discover some of the amazing characters from Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at the glorious Field of Poppies, Meteors, Moroccan Lanterns and much much more!
Explore the new illuminated trail around the castle’s stunning grounds, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins all lit under the stars.
Sip festive warmers of Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate along the way and tuck into scrumptiously festive food on the castle terrace.
Dates and Timings
Spectacle of Light returns on the following selected evenings:
8-9 December, 13-23 December, 27-30 December 2018
Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with five entry time slots from 5:00pm onwards. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the Spectacle in the best possible light.
When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at the chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and are not transferable.
A typical walk will take approximately 60 -75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.
On The Day Tickets**
Adult 16+ £15.75Adult 16+ £17.50Child 3-15 £9.90Child 3-15 £11.00Family 2+2 £44.55Family 2+2 £49.50Under 3’s FreeUnder 3’s FreeDisability Carer FreeDisability Carer Free
*10% Discounted Advance Tickets are only bookable online, by phone or in person through the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
**Full Price ‘On the Day’ Tickets are only bookable in person from Sudeley Castle Visitor Centre from 4.00pm on the day.
Advance Tickets are available to buy online now, by phone on 01242 705555 or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
Sunday 25th November 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of St John the Baptist, Burford
Divertimento in D major for strings, K136
Horn Concerto no. 4, K495
(soloist: Ben Goldscheider, Winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition)
The Great Mass in C Minor, K427 (New Novello Choral Edition)
Robyn Allegra Parton (Soprano), Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Mezzo), William Wallace (Tenor),
Jake Muffett (Baritone)
with the Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey)
Conductor: Brian Kay
Please visit our Buy Tickets page for information on booking.
By Car and Parking
Daylesford, Kingham, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG Easy access to A40, M40, M4 and M5. Free on site car parking.
Getting here by train
Connect to Kingham station from London Paddington, Reading, Oxford.
Transport from Kingham Station
We no longer have a shuttle service from Kingham Station. Please use our recommended car services:
Excelsior Taxis Ltd – 01608 643721 or 01608 644015
Call Bobby Cabs – 07801 255 554
Please be aware that some stallholders may not take card payments, so please bring cash and/or cheques.
Christmas Shopping all under one roof
Join us for the annual Christmas fair in support of WellChild. Over 200 stalls (40% new this year) in three magnificent marquees will sell a range of eclectic and classic products to tempt every taste; from homeware, textiles, jewellery, millinery, leather and cashmere, to beautiful children’s clothes and toys. Tasty treats, tea and coffee along with delicious lunch will be available at our pop-up Creed restaurant.
This is a rare opportunity to meet designers and purchase products direct from the creative source. Selected for quality and variety, the fair will feature some of the best British design. Organised and run by a dedicated group of volunteers, last year’s fair raised £80,000 for WellChild - please help us to exceed that this year.
Gian Carlo Menotti's much-loved Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was commissioned in America by the National Broadcasting Company and was broadcast in 1951 - the first-ever opera composed specifically for television. Menotti said that it "is an opera for children because it tries to recapture my own childhood".
Amahl, a poor widow's son, who can only walk with the help of a crutch, is amazed one evening to see a huge star hovering over their house. Three regally dressed strangers arrive and seek shelter for the night. For Amahl, these wondrous events lead to a miraculous healing and his own long journey to follow the star.
Bampton Classical Opera, well known for their performances of rare eighteenth-century opera, presents this magical twentieth-century classic in a new semi-staged production in costume especially aimed at families and children.
The Mother is played by Emma Stannard, winner of the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition 2017, and the role of the boy Amahl is taken by 11-year-old Felix Gillingwater, chorister at Southwark Cathedral. The conductor is Anthony Kraus, formerly with Opera North, who is also one of the pianists in Menotti's own exciting arrangement for two pianos. The second pianist is Keval Shah, who won the Accompanists' Prize in the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition 2017, when he accompanied Emma Stannard.
This charming production, packed with adventure, spectacular scenery and magical special effects; follows Peter Pan and his friend Wendy as they fly to Neverland to embark on a spellbinding adventure where they meet pirates, red Indians, a ticking crocodile and of course the villain Captain Hook.
Packed full of slapstick, excitement and toe-tapping musical numbers, this pantomime is guaranteed to deliver an electric atmosphere and promises the audience a truly imaginative, enthralling journey into the enchanting world that is Pantomime.
Performances at 1pm and 3pm in the barns, so dress up warm! Tickets £11 adults / £9.50 children available online. 10% discount for 2018 or 2019 Cogges season ticket holders. Please show your season ticket at the welcome desk on arrival.
Charlbury is a Cotswold Market Town with a Charter granted by King Henry III in 1256. The original market place was in Church Street but nowadays there is too much traffic and street closure is not an option. The Playing Close is a superb location and the Trustees of Thomas Gifford's Charity (the landowner) has agreed that Charlbury farmers' markets can take place there. Charlbury has a long history, which can be viewed in the Museum and its five Churches, it also has a hotel, a variety of pubs, delicatessen, book shop, newsagents, chemists, estate agents, general stores and a library.
To this was added our first Farmers' Market in July 2001 of 8 stalls. We now attract about 30 stalls quarterly with a range of products from plants to willow baskets, chillies to sheepskins. All the produce comes from within a 50 mile radius of Charlbury and complies with TVFMC rules.
We also allow stalls that promote Charlbury's many activities such as the annual Street Fair, Beer Festival and Children's Playgroup.
The Playing Close
OX7 3RJ (Map)
2nd Saturday Quarterly
09:00 - 13:00
Larder & Tuck - delicious chutneys, conserves and confectionery
Ugly Cheese - superb farmhouse cheese, butter and cream
WildWood - unusual perennials and seasonal homegrown cut flowers
Cotswold Curerartisan producer of salami and chorizo made from locally sourced free range pork
Crazy Daves Ciderrange of quality ciders made from local apples!
Dockwood Ltdchutneys, chilli glaze, balsamic dressing, smoked cheese
Moore & Lyonquality, locally home reared meat
Sweet Fanciesscrumptious hand-made cakes for all occasions
Vivo Krautsappetising range of preserved vegetables, including Sauerkraut & Kimchi
The best little beer festival in Oxfordshire takes place on September 7th and 8th.
The sixth Finstock Ale (in the Village Hall on Well Hill) offers a selection of remarkable beers, ciders and gins, as well as fantastic Filipino food, foot-long hot dogs and more.
Come on Friday evening for our family Horse-Racing fun (starts 7pm) or Saturday from noon when we'll have gentle music to entertain you.
All beers at Finstock Ale are just £3 a pint (also available in halves or thirds), and you'll get a commemorative glass to take home.
Friday September 7th 10.00am - 2.00pm
Salvias, Bulbs for Autumn Planting, Late Summer and Autumn flowering Perennials, Shrubs, Climbers, Topiary, Garden Tools and Sundries, Plant Supports and Obelisks
Plus a selection of stalls selling horticultural merchandise.
For further Information Contact Mel Tanner on 01285 850256
ila's new healing hideaway is situated at our beautiful headquarters in the heart of
the Cotswolds, overlooking the green fields and meadows of the English countryside.
We would love to invite you to join us for a tour of our barns and spa, a demonstration
of how a product is made and a mini treatment.
Please join us for coffee and cake and an introduction to ila spa.
To book your place please email email@example.com.
The Big Feastival is a music and foodie event with fun for all the family. With a number of stages for our incredible line-up displaying their fantastic musical talents, a variety of cooking demonstrations and workshops led by an expert and star – studded culinary line-up, some phenomenal boutique bars and street food, and a range of family friendly features there’s something for everyone!
Find out more about our superb music and foodie line-up by visiting the Big Feastival website to see our currently confirmed content.
Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter's Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.
Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, the King of Sicilia, sets in motion a chain of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation.
Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening!
Notes on Performance:
Doors open at 6pm, so why not bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before the show?
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don't bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching anyway, so please wear these instead! In very bad weather, the performance will be in the barns.
Refreshments will be available.
Tickets are just £14 per adult, £9.50 children (under 16).
Available online, via the Cogges website, or at the Cogges welcome desk. 10% discount on tickets available for Cogges Season Ticket holders.
Join in the summer fun at the Go Wild camp. 5 days (drop off 8.30 - 9am, pick up 4.30 - 5pm each day), aimed at 8 - 12 year olds and held at the Ascott-under-Wychwood Conservation Centre. Activities include: dragonfly safari; build an otter holt; jam making; the hibernation game; bird bingo, the big debate; plastic problems; and much more.
13 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
09.00 - 16.30
Full Cost Places £150
Part Funded Places £30
Half of the places on the Summer Camp are part funded to help those who would otherwise not be able to come. If your child receives free school meals, we will offer a place for just £30
Annual coach trip to three of Worcestershire's finest gardens:
- Harrell's Hardy Plants Nursery
- Conderton Manor
- Whitcombe House.
Cost is £30 per person, including tea/coffee at all gardens (two with cake). Please bring a picnic lunch. Departs the Spendlove Car Park at 9 am promptly.
For further information and to reserve a place, please contact Sarah Potter on 01608 810388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.