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Fresh Air Sculpture 2019
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Fresh Air Sculpture 2019


Fresh Air Sculpture 2019

Fresh Air, Fresh Art

16th June – 7th July 2019


Supported by 



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




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Oxfordshire Art Weeks
2:00 PM14:00

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

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The next Oxfordshire Artweeks festival takes place from 4th to 27th May 2019. The NEW festival guide is HERE!

Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s biggest FREE artist open studios and pop-up exhibition event with amazing art in hundreds of wonderful places across the county. You can feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity, from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics, to furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery and much more. You’ll be able to meet artists in a wide range of interesting places, talk about their work, watch demonstrations and have a go yourself. Visiting our galleries will give you a sample of the vibrant art and design on show. Be inspired, entertained and delighted – and even choose a treasure to take home with you.

In 2019, during the first week of the May festival (4th-12th May) 200 art spaces across the city of Oxford welcome you in. The second week (11th-19th May) takes place in South Oxfordshire with venues along the Thames from Faringdon to Henley and the Ridgeway from Wantage to Thame, and during the third (18th-27th May) you can visit beautiful North and West Oxfordshire where venues can be found nestled from Burford and Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds across to the historic market towns of Bicester and Banbury. To keep up to date with Artweeks news you can sign up for our newsletter which has a monthly summary of some of the art on offer across the county.

Oxfordshire Artweeks is a not-for-profit artists' organisation that promotes the work of Oxfordshire artists whilst giving you the chance to choose unique art for your own home and garden or as gifts. Established in 1981, Oxfordshire Artweeks is both the country’s oldest and biggest open studios and art trails event

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Spring Plant Fair at The Generous Gardener
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Plant Fair at The Generous Gardener


With temperatures rising and everything looking so full of promise in the garden, now is the time to think ahead and get planting!

 Once again, some of the leading nurseries in the country will be here with an extensive range of Shrubs, Climbers, Perennials, (including Violas), Cottage Garden Plants, Woodland Plants and Plants for Shade  PLUS the ever popular range of reasonably priced plant supports, for now is the time of year when staking is SO important.  This really is a wonderful opportunity to buy plants, not found in Garden Centres, that are grown by experts who are always happy to give advice.

£5.00 entrance

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Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle
4:30 PM16:30

Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle

Seasonal Sparkle! 

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.

Advanced tickets for the Spectacle of Light are available to buy online now, by phone on 01242 705 555 or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

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.

Advance Tickets*

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.

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Mozart Concert
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart Concert

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.

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Cotswold Christmas Fair
to Nov 7

Cotswold Christmas Fair

Event Information

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

Fair Purchases
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. 

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Bampton Classical Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors
5:30 PM17:30

Bampton Classical Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors


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.

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Peter Pan at Cogges
5:30 PM17:30

Peter Pan at Cogges


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.

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Charlbury Farmers Market
9:00 AM09:00

Charlbury Farmers Market


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


Post Code:

OX7 3RJ (Map)



2nd Saturday Quarterly



09:00 - 13:00




Lee McCallum





07779 400421


Produce Available

Baked Goods










Preserves & Honey

Speciality Products




Members Attending

Aztec Gold Chocolate

Bibury Trout Farm

Go Spice Mixes Ltd

Halcyon Honey Farm

Ken Mills Pottery

Lamb Man - The Meat Joint

Larder & Tuck - delicious chutneys, conserves and confectionery

House of Goodness

Palace Cuisine

Pie & Mighty Pies

Scrumptious Catering

Stainswick Farm Oil

Styan Family Produce

Sufi Spice

Ugly Cheese - superb farmhouse cheese, butter and cream

UGM Nursery


Wild Venison supplied by W.F.D.M. Ltd

WildWood - unusual perennials and seasonal homegrown cut flowers


Also Attending

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





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