Walking the world-famous Camino de Santiago is an ambition for thousands of people each year, yet taking five weeks out and finding a travelling companion are often two of the biggest hurdles for many.
The Reverend Ian Charlesworth is rector of five rural parishes in the Wye Valley, co-author of this monthly article and driver to and from the churches and hostelries visited. Richard Stockton is watercolourist, sat-navver (or as The Parson prefers to call him, sat-nagger), and an expert on country inns, having run one himself
Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, will be guest speaker at a gala dinner hosted by Wiltshire’s Bowood House on April 25. Katie Jarvis spoke to him about his writing, and about how we should commemorate the centenary of the First World War
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ US debut. Two weeks later, they returned home having made broadcasting history and, by cracking the USA, achieved what no other British band had yet managed to achieve. ‘Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘N’ Roll - I Wish’, coming to The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury on Wednesday April 2, sees Sir Paul McCartney’s younger brother, Mike McGear McCartney, tell his side of the story using family photographs and anecdotes. Secrets and little known facts are bound to surface as he reveals all on his post-war childhood and subsequent journey into showbiz.
The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?
Artist Antonia Bruce has created a series of Indian ink drawings inspired by the movement of dancers she collaborated with. ‘Blue Moon’ will be an exhibition of her work at the Art Jericho gallery in Oxford from April 17 - May 11.
If you thought a traditional Christmas dinner was a labour intensive roast, then think again. Bower Willis Designs, in conjunction with V-ZUG, have demonstrated how to create a delicious and healthy festive spread with the minimum fuss and maximum flavour.
Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo loves a family Christmas, filled with plenty of delicious Italian food and indulgent treats. Here he shares with Sarah Drew Jones a few thoughts on festive fare, and the perfect recipe for Yuletide suppers