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Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

Love the Phoenix, Cirencester: Saturday, February 14, 2015

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for Cirencester’s fantastic youth- and community-led Phoenix Festival!

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Johnny Cash, performed by Clive John

What’s on at The Roses Theatre: January - February

What’s on at The Roses, including: music from young talent Laura Van Der Heijden, a celebration of country legend Johnny Cash, performances by fictional singer and organist John Shuttleworth and an entertaining take on life at a modern comprehensive in Teechers

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Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2015

Five things to do this weekend in the Cotswolds (January 24-25)

Don’t let the chilly weather keep you stuck at home this weekend; here are five events happening in and around the Cotswolds to get you out and about.

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Westonbirt School

Upcoming events at Westonbirt School

There are plenty of events to look forward to, taking place at Westonbirt Schools; independent education for boys and girls aged 3-11 years and girls aged 11-18.

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Broadway under snow

The Cotswolds Tourism Awards: Winners

Drum roll, please… we’re happy to announce the winners of the annual Cotswolds Tourism Awards

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Travel

(L-R) Dormy Marketing Manager Ellie Jones and Sales Manager Vicki Jewitt receive the Best Spa Hotel award from Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith / Photo: Rachel Juarez-Carr

Dormy House wins Best Spa Hotel and Best Destination Hotel in one week

Guests of Dormy House near Broadway have earned the hotel two top international awards in one week.

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Fiona Bruce (far left) and Simon Numphud (far right), head of AA Hotel Services, present the Dormy House team with their award

Dormy House is AA Hotel of the Year

Top hotel award goes to the Cotswolds’ newest refurbished hotel and spa

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Holiday cottages in the Cotswolds

How to holiday let a large Cotswold cottage

Promotional feature: Cotswold Life talks to Character Cottages to understand the secrets behind holiday letting large properties in the Cotswolds

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Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham / Photo: Nic Box

Summer events at Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham

Promotional feature: Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Cheltenham, is hosting a range of summer events this year

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Castelnau des Fieumarcon

Gastronomy in Gascony

Nicky Godding embraces the Gascony ethos on a cookery holiday at Castelnau des Fieumarcon

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Walks

Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Restaurant Reviews

Number Sixty Five, Tetbury

Review of Tetbury’s Sixty-five restaurant

Sixty-five is an odd number, but, as Katie Jarvis discovered, this homely restaurant in Tetbury serves up good honest food made by someone who cares

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The Daffodil

Cotswold Life luncheon at 
The Daffodil

Cotswold Life editor Mike Lowe and Mark Stephens, managing director of The Daffodil, hosted a special luncheon for advertising clients of the region’s premier magazine.

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The Slaughters Country Inn

Cotswold Life authors’ lunch, Lower Slaughter

The cream of Gloucestershire’s wordsmiths gathered at The Lower Slaughter Manor for champagne and canapés, before heading across the road to The Slaughters Country Inn for the Cotswold Life Authors’ Lunch.

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The Wheatsheaf

Restaurant review: The Wheatsheaf in Northleach

Katie Jarvis: I’ve been taking tea with Jordan. No, not that one - I mean the magical and mysterious Middle Eastern country. But never forget that you can find an equally exotic experience at the excellent Wheatsheaf

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A scene from The Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre / Photo: Tristram Kenton (email: tristram@tristramkenton.com)

Review: The Woman In Black at The Everyman in Cheltenham

This is one play where ‘boos’ are part of the story; for this is a ghostly experience guaranteed to have you jumping out of your seat. But choose your audience carefully, says Katie Jarvis

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Gardens

The perfect gift for garden lovers

Christmas gifts for gardeners

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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Celebrity Interviews

Tanya Byron

Tanya Byron explains why young minds are at risk

‘Where is the line between sanity and insanity?’ Professor Tanya Byron asks in her fascinating book, The Skeleton Cupboard. Wherever it’s drawn, there’s insanity in how we’re currently treating our children and young people, she tells Katie Jarvis.

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Allan Mustoe with Dom Joly

Dom Joly: Goodbye to a Cotswold life

Dom Joly says goodbye to Allan Mustoe, a friend and a true Cotswold character.

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It’s said that the equine industry could contribute more to the county’s economy than livestock and arable farming

Adam Henson: Why horses are close to my heart

When you add up all the money that the equine industry brings to the Cotswolds, it really is an economic powerhouse

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Comedian and Cotswold Life columnist Dom Joly

50 things Dom Joly will do this Christmas

Dom Joly gives us the 50 stages of his frenetic present buying experience ahead of Christmas

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Arlington Row, Bibury, in winter

Adam Henson: Curling up with a good book for Christmas

MC Beaton’s victim is an over-zealous Health and Safety officer who orders a crackdown on everything from wooden shelves to toy money

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Events

Gloucestershire Professionals Dinner

2015 Gloucestershire Professionals Dinner

BOOK YOUR PLACE - The Gloucestershire Professionals Dinner now in its 6th year will be held at the Cheltenham Ladies College and is an opportunity for the local professional community to catch up with old friends and meet new contacts.

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Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

Love the Phoenix, Cirencester: Saturday, February 14, 2015

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for Cirencester’s fantastic youth- and community-led Phoenix Festival!

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Manalive!

G.K.Chesterton’s Manalive! at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Box Tale Soup in association with the Everyman Theatre present MANALIVE! January 28-31

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Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2015

Five things to do this weekend in the Cotswolds (January 24-25)

Don’t let the chilly weather keep you stuck at home this weekend; here are five events happening in and around the Cotswolds to get you out and about.

Read full story »

Westonbirt School

Upcoming events at Westonbirt School

There are plenty of events to look forward to, taking place at Westonbirt Schools; independent education for boys and girls aged 3-11 years and girls aged 11-18.

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Arts

Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

Love the Phoenix, Cirencester: Saturday, February 14, 2015

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for Cirencester’s fantastic youth- and community-led Phoenix Festival!

Read full story »

Johnny Cash, performed by Clive John

What’s on at The Roses Theatre: January - February

What’s on at The Roses, including: music from young talent Laura Van Der Heijden, a celebration of country legend Johnny Cash, performances by fictional singer and organist John Shuttleworth and an entertaining take on life at a modern comprehensive in Teechers

Read full story »

Manalive!

G.K.Chesterton’s Manalive! at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Box Tale Soup in association with the Everyman Theatre present MANALIVE! January 28-31

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The Cotswold Players

Review of Cinderella at the Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Katie Jarvis is enchanted by the all-singing version of Cinderella, written by Rodgers & Hammerstein, and performed by the Cotswold Players

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Room on The Broom / Photo: Helen Warner

‘Room on the Broom’ at the Malvern Theatres this January

Tall Stories’ hit family show Room on the Broom flies into the Malvern Theatres from January 20-24, bringing a witch, her cat, a dragon, a few friendly animals and more!

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Interiors

The Painted Furniture Company

7 great looks for your bedroom

Create a tranquil bedroom in which you will want to rest your head

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Secret Santa gifts

10 Secret Santa gifts under £16

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of gifts this Christmas.

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers

Our favourite Christmas gifts for both animal loving friends and their furry four legged pets.

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Christmas blooms

Cosy Christmas interiors

Whether you want to buy something for the home, a hostess gift or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we’ve rounded up our favourite presents.

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Festive treats for your home

Christmas gifts for the home

Light some scented candles, start the fire, hang the decorations, then take a seat and enjoy Christmas in your home.

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Recipes

Fish pie / Photo: Steve Baxter

Warm winter recipes for January

Evelyn Curtis offers up some winter recipes to ward off the chill, including fish pie, citrus jelly and lemon sponge souffle

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Goose makes a good alternative to turkey for Christmas dinner [Photo - Dar1930]

Recipes for Christmas stuffing, plus more festive food

Evelyn Curtis offers up some tasty seasonal recipes for the Christmas period, including turkey stuffing, whisky peppercorn gravy, party punch and more...

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Welsh cakes / Photo: Neil Langan

Winter recipes: Braised oxtail, Welsh cakes & more

November offers a lot to look forward to; rich warming stews, thick soups and hot spongy puddings are high on our list of meals as the colder weather gets under way. Evelyn Curtis shares a few of her favourite seasonal recipes.

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Bramley apples / Photo: Red58Bill

Bramleys: fruit of the month!

Evelyn Curtis talks apples, offering a few of her favourite recipes featuring the much-loved Bramley

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Life TV

Johnny Cash, performed by Clive John

What’s on at The Roses Theatre: January - February

What’s on at The Roses, including: music from young talent Laura Van Der Heijden, a celebration of country legend Johnny Cash, performances by fictional singer and organist John Shuttleworth and an entertaining take on life at a modern comprehensive in Teechers

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Wallace wears The Hambledon
Paul & Joe Ballade dress in navy, £259
Costume jewellery from a selection at Foundation, from £38
Footwear: Keith Scarrott dip front/zip back ankle boot, £179.95

Ange Noir photoshoot: Party politics

This photoshoot for Cotswold Life shows off the latest in glamorous party-wear ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Click the gallery to see the results...

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Discover

Stanbrook Abbey

Stanbrook Abbey

Stanbrook Abbey is a rare architectural gem, set in 22 acres of gorgeous grounds, that has 57 beautifully appointed bedroom suites, , and serves award winning food

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The Wharf House

The Wharf House

Welcome to award-winning waterside restaurant and accommodation, The Wharf House, situated in Over on the edge of the historic city of Gloucester.

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Sylva 1

Sylva

Your ideas and ambitions will be combined with our experience and know-how to design and create your home, with you...

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Cotswold Traiteur

Cotswold Traiteur

The one question that I get asked the most is “What does Traiteur mean?” It is of course French, and before the days of restaurants and cafes many French towns and villages had their own Traiteur who would prepare one dish every day for the locals,..

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Mole End

Mole End

At the end of a long gravel drive a charming bed and breakfast with a warm welcome awaits in a traditional Cotswold stone house situated on the outskirts of the well known picturesque village of Stow on the Wold...

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Showcase

A kitchen makeover to replace tired door and drawer fronts or worn worktops can be the ideal way to modernise your kitchen.

Update your kitchen for 2015

Promotional feature: Kitchen Design Workshop offer their expert advice on how to update your kitchen with a contemporary and practical design

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The Venetian Masquerade

Caswell House Venetian Masquerade Ball raises £20,560 for cancer charities

Caswell House hosted a glittering Venetian Masquerade Ball in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Cancer Vaccine Institute, raising the grand sum of £20,560.00.

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Chipping Campden's Enchanted Christmas

Revolution Event Services does Enchanted Christmas

Promotional feature: This year, the team at Revolution Event Services were privileged to be invited to sponsor Chipping Campden’s Enchanted Christmas on Friday December 12.

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Holiday homes with open fires and cosy furnishings provide a wonderful setting for a perfect weekend away

Does your holiday cottage support your local village?

Promotional feature: With the recent talk about second homes upsetting the residents of St Ives, Cotswold Life talks to Character Cottages, a local holiday letting expert, about how a professionally run holiday cottage actually benefits the local economy

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Live-in care is a good option when someone has dementia / Photo: Shironosov (Getty/iStockphoto)

Q&A: Our parents are showing signs of dementia – what can we do?

Promotional feature: Live-in care agency Corinium Care answers some of your questions

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