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Santa steams in to Toddington on the GWR

Saturday 6th December - Wednesday 24th December 2008 at Toddington Railway Station.
Santa paid an unexpected visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway this week to check on bookings for his “Santa Specials 2008” trains starting on Saturday 6th December. To his delight he found that some trains are already sold out and bookings are well up on previous years.

Mo Jupp - 70th Birthday Celebration Exhibition at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery

Sunday 23rd November 2008 - Sunday 18th January 2009. Where I Fell in Love Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4AG. Mo Jupp, one of the UK's leading and most prestigious sculptor/ceramicists has chosen the Where I Fell in Love Gallery for his Seventieth Birthday Retrospective Exhibition.

All aboard for the GWR’S Autumn Diesel Gala in the Cotswolds

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2008 - Toddington Railway Station, Gloucestershire
Visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October and it’s the diesel locomotive that will be the star of the show.  What’s more, visitors to the Autumn Diesel Gala at Toddington can try their hand at driving one of these fantastic machines!

Fireworks, Mulled Wine and Roast Hog at Compton Scorpion Manor

Saturday 25th October 2008. 6pm to 9pm - Fireworks at 7.30pm. Compton Scorpion Manor,
Compton Scorpion, Nr. Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4PJ
By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Andrew Knight. All ticket money will go to the following three charities:- Shipston Home Nursing, The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Campaign to Protect Rural England Warwickshire.

Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 - Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds.

"Uncork the Mystery of Wine" an introductory wine course at Edward Sheldon

An eight week course - every Wednesday from September 24th to 19th November - 7.00 pm - 9pm.
This is a gentle introduction into the world of wine in a fun and informative way. You will explore the main wine grapes and their vineyard homelands from around the world and taste your way through a range of sumptuous wines which express history, tradition and the latest innovative techniques.

Maggie’s Express - and All That Jazz at the GWR

Saturday 26th July 6.30 pm, Toddington Railway Station, Gloucestershire
Toddington based heritage railway, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, is laying on a special steam train with a jazz band send off in aid of the cancer charity, Maggie’s Cotswolds. The excursion leaves Toddington at 6.30pm on Saturday 26th July and travels to Cheltenham Race Course, via Winchcombe, before making a leisurely return journey.

Major Exhibition of new work by Andrew McGarva at Whichford Pottery

Saturday 12th July - Sunday 3rd August in The Octagon Gallery at Whichford Pottery.
Andrew's pots are special for their skilled bold throwing and freehand painted decoration. He has adapted the historical techniques of country pottery and English Delftware to produce a fully hand-made range of functional decorative pots for modern use. Each piece is unique and the painting an ever changing art. This will be Andrew's first one-man exhibition in the UK since 1997.

Summer Exhibition at the Where I fell In Love Gallery

Sunday 6th July - Sunday 31st August at the Where I Fell In Love Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.
A selection of Paintings, Ceramics and Sculpture from some local and some international artists.

Combined Diesel Gala and Bus Rally at the GWR

Friday 4th July - Sunday 6th July at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, with a Spitfire fighter flying in low on Saturday evening. 

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