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Moreton Art Weeks expands in its second year

PUBLISHED: 17:50 01 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:42 03 July 2014

The Lord Chamberlain's Men at Batsford

The Lord Chamberlain's Men at Batsford


Moreton Art Weeks is to take place for the second year running in the picturesque North Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh

Shipston-on-Stour's Brass BandShipston-on-Stour's Brass Band

Moreton Art Weeks ( is to take place for the second year running in the picturesque North Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh between July 5-26, with more events scheduled and an historic once-only exhibition “Heroes of Moreton: We Remember Them” being staged from 12th to 25th July to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of the First World War.

New for 2014 is the Food Art Trail; local food shops and restaurants have got the art bug this year and created a host of dishes inspired by famous artists. For example, Timothy’s at Fosseway Garden Centre will be serving up a William Morris salad, while the Spice Rooms will add a Dali Dhal to their menu and the Greek Deli in the Cotswolds has created El Greco Meatballs.

“Heroes of Moreton: We Remember Them” ( will be opened by Councillor Clive Bennett, the new Chairman of Cotswold District Council, on Saturday July 12 at 5pm. The exhibition commemorates the men from Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford who fought in the Great War and whose names are listed on the War memorial in the centre of the town. It will focus on the lives of the fallen and feature specially commissioned colourised portraits of them, together with artefacts from the period. In addition, a host of related events have been organised including talks, poetry readings and musical evenings, full details of which can be found on the website.

The latest addition to the Heroes schedule is a concert of marching tunes from the Great War era performed by Shipston-on-Stour’s Brass Band outside the Redesdale Hall on Saturday July 19 from 3pm to 5pm.

Shipston-on-Stour’s Brass Band

Back by popular demand at Moreton Art Weeks are The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, who will be performing an al fresco production of Romeo and Juliet in the picturesque gardens of Batsford Arboretum ( on July 10; a schools’ matinee at 1pm and an evening performance at 7pm.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Batsford

Also returning to Moreton Art Weeks are a number of one-day workshops organised by Adult Education Gloucestershire (enabling visitors to get arty themselves and create, for example, a piece of silver jewellery or a watercolour painting), gallery openings and artists’ demonstrations. For a list of what’s on, Moreton Art Weeks pamphlets can be picked up at various outlets around town and full details are available on the website (

Moreton Art Weeks is organised by a group of the town’s art professionals, designers and antique dealers, under the umbrella of the Moreton in Marsh Business Association.


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