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Blenheim Palace hosts the Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association Fair

The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association Fair returns for the second occasion to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April 2013. Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, eldest daughter of the present Duke of Marlborough, has kindly accepted to be the new Patron of the Association.

Paloma Faith announces forest concert tour for the summer

The captivating Paloma Faith is the latest act to announce that she will be performing concerts in seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series.

Film students scoop nationally acclaimed award

Two young filmmakers from the University of Gloucestershire have been honoured at The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

A superb collection of Fine Art at Chorley's on 13th December

Chorley's forthcoming sale on Thursday 13th December contains a superb collection of prints, watercolours and oil paintings relating to Plymouth and its naval history.
There are several interesting views including Plymouth Fish Market (Lot 325) by Nicholas Matthew Condy (1818-1851), showing figures haggling, carrying an estimate of £2,500-3,000.

Blondie announces forest concerts for 2013 including Westonbirt

Blondie has confirmed a very special tour of the nation's woodlands next summer, performing their hits as part of the Forestry Commission's annual concert series Forest Live.

Enjoy a rural Christmas at the Old Prison

Following on from the successful open day held in August at the Old Prison, Northleach, the Friends of the Cotswolds are organising a rural themed Christmas event to take place on the afternoon of Sunday 2 December to help raise funds for the Old Prison Appeal.

New Year Jazz in Chipping Sodbury....

To the delight of the organisers, award winning British jazz writer, broadcaster and cornetist Digby Fairweather is to front a fund-raising concert for the Sodbury Jazz Festival.
The concert ‘Digby Faiweather and Friend's takes place at the Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church on Saturday 23rd February.

Paul Weller announces Forestry Commission gig at Westonbirt

Paul Weller is the first artist to sign up for the Forestry Commission's ForestLive concert programme, with summer dates for 2013 in spectacular woodland locations in East Anglia and the West Country.

Pictures in the Spotlight at Chorley's in November

Pictures will be in the spotlight at Chorley's next sale on Thursday 15th November 2012. The sale includes a number of interesting Old Master paintings including Lot 526, an interior scene with a seated woman peeling turnips by the Dutch painter Quiringh Gerritsz van Brekelenkam (after 1622-1669 or later).

The Simple life:a craft community in the Cotswolds exhibition at Court Barn Museum

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 31 October- Sunday 25 November 2012

In the summer of 1902 there was an exodus of East London craftsmen to Chipping Campden. The men were escaping the industrialised world to be a part of a simple rural idyll.

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