The Last Resort of Yesterday in the World of Tomorrow

 An illustrated talk by Simon and Carol Trapnell
Come and get a fascinating glimpse of three Middle East countries – Jordan, Yemen and Oman. Personal stories of travels in Arab nations steeped in history and rich in culture. From spectacular landscapes to ancient ruins, the world’s first skyscrapers to the lowest place on earth, fascinating traditions to decorative arts, there is much to amaze you on this journey in three of the world’s most water scarce countries.
Doors open 7.00pm to view galleries. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

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Jill Moger SWLA

See and hear about Jill Moger‘s amazing  6 foot high sculpture of a hydrothermal vent (sometimes called a ‘sea chimney’) which recently won the top award at the Society for Wildlife Artists exhibition in London.

Doors open 6.45pm. 7pm start.

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In the Midst of the Gorillas

An illustrated talk by wildlife photographer Michael Leach
Michael tells of his time high in the forest with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda,gathering first-hand material for his book – Faces in the Mirror. There are now only around 800 individuals left on earth – here we meet an entire family group, from new born baby to the silverback. He explains how to get close to these charismatic characters and demonstrates how to communicate with the gentle, intelligent primates that we have pushed to the edge of extinction. Michael has worked all his life in nature photography. His stunning images have been used in over 80countries and published in over 1000 books.
Doors open 7.00pm to view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

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Stargazing Night

Join members of the Cotswold Astronomical Society to spend an evening of stargazing from the grounds of Wallsworth Hall. If you have your own equipment,please bring it with you. If not, you will be able to use equipment provided. Coffee shop open to buy drinks etc. from 6.30pm. If the weather is cold, wrap up warm!2019 is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, so local astronomer Peter Cadogan will finish the evening with a talk celebrating that mission.
Doors open 6.30pm to buy snacks from Coffee shop and view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Stargazing at 7.30pm followed by talk.

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Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-leaf – Claudia Hahn

Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to include gold-leaf with your paintings. It can be used very versatile, either to highlight small areas of your paintings, or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning and decorative way to bring a surprising new element and shine to your work.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as advanced participants, but please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!

 

Laughter Lines

An exhibition of original cartoons by the renowned Norman Thelwell (1923 – 2004). He had over 1500 cartoons published in the satirical magazine Punch but was perhaps best known for his illustrations of ponies and horses. This unique selection focuses on his love of nature and the countryside.

Art from the Tree

Work by members of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. Artistry and craftsmanship come together in wonderful items exploiting the varied qualities of wood.From the traditional to contemporary, a diverse show also incorporating colour,carving, texture and a mix of other mediums.

The Wildlife Art Society

Watercolour paintings by Derek Robertson based on his researches into bird migration and visits to refugee camps in Calais, Sicily, Cyprus and Jordan. The work overlays depictions of refugees and migrants with studies of migrating birds, blending stories,tradition and acute, personal observation.

Into the Blue

The colour blue is generally associated with the sky and the oceans but is oddly rare in nature. It has different meanings in different cultures and was the first man-made colour pigment in 2,200 B.C. This selection of work celebrates blue in a varied mix of both 2D and3D items.

Bolt Textiles

Eight textile artists, under the aegis of Jean Littlejohn, explore the diversity of nature.Their varied interpretations are revealed by a mixed media approach and a broad range of work. A variety of techniques and combinations of techniques, as well as disparate sources of inspiration will be represented in