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2019 Flower and Produce Show

2019 Flower and Produce Show

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 11:30

Taking place on Saturday 31 August at the Chantry Centre, the Flower and Produce Show is now in its fourth year.

Featuring 6 main sections, from a specific children's section to an over 18's only for homemade beer & wine, and a total of over 50 classes there is something for everyone of all ages.

There are prizes to be won, but it's all about having a go and coming together as a community as alongside the display of entries there will be musical entertainment, stalls and refreshments including freshly baked pizzas from the cob oven in the garden.

So go on, download the Schedule and Entry Form from www.chantrycentre.org or pick up a printed copy from The Dursley Pet Shop, Inches or Daisy Belle Floral Design and be part of this great community event.

Venue:
The Chantry Centre, Long Street, Dursley
Contact:
: Helen Judge Tel: 01453 544182 Email: judgeaandh@aol.com
Drawing & Sketching Club - 6 weeks with Ronald Swanwick - £60

Drawing & Sketching Club - 6 weeks with Ronald Swanwick - £60

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:00

Come and improve your drawing skills at these 6 weekly sessions. You can develop at your own pace with one to one tuition and each week Ronald will introduce a new project to work on.

Ronald Swanwick has worked professionally for over forty years and have had many exhibitions of my more abstract work.

Dates for this Wednesday club are: 11, 18, 25 September, 9, 16 & 23 October. Time: 14:00 to 16:00

(for the first session you need to bring a photo or object that you want to draw and some drawing equipment and paper).

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Bird Exhibition - 14th-28th September 2019

Bird Exhibition - 14th-28th September 2019

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:30

Following on from the success of our Multi Media Hare Exhibition in 2018 and Countryside Exhibition in June we are opening the doors once again to a fantastic array of artists.

If you are interested in taking part please email natasha@kingshillhouse.org.uk

Free Admission

Weekdays 9.30- 3.30pm

Weekends 10:00 – 2:00pm

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk

Fast Track into PHOTOGROUP with Alan Law - £40 - Sat 14 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:00

Would you like to join a group of photographers who meet every other Monday evenings to share a love of all things Photographic?

Worried that you might not be good enough?! (or too good!)

Why not join us for a one day preparatory workshop, aimed at getting you "up to speed" before the new 'term' starts at the end of September.

Alan Law, co-founder and presenter of PHOTOGROUP will guide you through some of the areas covered since they started last year.

These could include some or all of: "The correct exposure", composition, "stops" in photography and how to use them, depth of field, shutter speed, metering modes, close up photography and informal portraits.

All you need is a Digital SLR or Bridge camera, laptop/device for viewing/editing your photographs and bags (of enthusiasm!)

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Police HQ Open Day - Quedgeley

Police HQ Open Day - Quedgeley

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:00

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl and Chief Constable Rod Hansen warmly invite you to the Open Day which is taking place this year on Saturday 14 September 2019 at Police HQ in Quedgeley, Gloucester, between 10am and 3pm.

The event showcases our work and communicates the many ways that we keep people safe from harm.

From the moment the gates open you are guaranteed have a fun filled and informative day. Whether you want to join the police or want to see how our Control Room works, there is something for everyone.

There will be representatives from all areas across the Constabulary and the Office of the Police and crime Commissioner and many interactive displays and demonstrations. Our police dogs and horses will be at the event as well as the public order demonstration which proved very popular last year. We also have some new attractions and exhibitors.

There will be a range of reasonably priced, local food suppliers at the event to cover all tastes.

The event is free and parking is free at the nearby Park and Ride although we would encourage local people to walk to event if possible to reduce congestion. Disabled parking will also be available on site.

Venue:
Police HQ in Quedgeley, Gloucester
Contact:
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Watercolours - 10 weeks with Sheena Maynard - £100

Watercolours - 10 weeks with Sheena Maynard - £100

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:00

Friday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 starting 20 September 2019

Friday afternoons 13:00 to 15:00 starting 20 September 2019

Release your creativity and enjoy the excitement and unpredictability of watercolour in a fun and friendly class. Be guided by your tutor, Sheena or you can select your own subjects.

20 & 27 September, 4, 11, 18 & 25 October, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November (Half Term 1 November - No Session)

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Watercolours - 10 weeks with Sheena Maynard - £100

Watercolours - 10 weeks with Sheena Maynard - £100

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:00

Friday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 starting 20 September 2019

Friday afternoons 13:00 to 15:00 starting 20 September 2019

Release your creativity and enjoy the excitement and unpredictability of watercolour in a fun and friendly class. Be guided by your tutor, Sheena or you can select your own subjects.

20 & 27 September, 4, 11, 18 & 25 October, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November (Half Term 1 November - No Session)

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Consultation Workshop re the Land at Wisloe

Consultation Workshop re the Land at Wisloe

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:30

A one day drop-in Consultation Workshop we are holding on Tuesday 24 September, on behalf of The Ernest Cook Trust and Gloucestershire County Council. It's an opportunity for stakeholders and the local community to explore ideas around creating a vision for land at Wisloe.

We'll be at The Slimbridge British Legion Club and they can pop in anytime between 09.30 and 19.00.

Venue:
The Slimbridge British Legion Club
Contact:
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First Steps in Acrylic Painting - 5 weeks with Diana Aungier-Rose - £50 - Starting Tuesday 24 September 2019 - 10am – 12pm

First Steps in Acrylic Painting - 5 weeks with Diana Aungier-Rose - £50 - Starting Tuesday 24 September 2019 - 10am – 12pm

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:00

​​​A five week course for those new to acrylics who wish to learn some basic techniques and an understanding of this versatile medium choosing and preparing surface. Techniques such as underpainting colour mixing and blending tips on how to use different mediums.

Caring for brushes and paints.

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
MacMillan Coffee Morning - 27 September 2019 - 10am - 12pm

MacMillan Coffee Morning - 27 September 2019 - 10am - 12pm

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:00

Join us on our annual fund raising event for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cake is the order of the morning here along with other refreshments and for your enjoyment the Cam Jammers Ukulele group will entertain you with a showcase of some wonderful tunes to get your feet tapping.

If you would like to donate a cake for this event please let us know on either 01453 549 133 or drop us an email: admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk

Everyone is welcome so please come along...MAKE, BAKE OR DONATE...it is up to you.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Hot Glass Blowing for Beginners with Ben Gough - £100 - Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hot Glass Blowing for Beginners with Ben Gough - £100 - Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:00

Providing a unique insight into the ancient art of glassblowing, you will learn basic hot glass forming techniques using hand tools to shape the molten glass. Choosing from a range of colours, you will be guided step by step to produce a bauble and a blown glass vase.

No experience necessary, the course is suitable for beginners.

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Introduction to Lino Cut Printing with Beth Jenkins - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Lino Cut Printing with Beth Jenkins - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

A great introduction to making your own lino prints. You will be guided in the design, cutting and printing processes and will make a block that can be used to print on paper or fabric. You will use easy to cut lino, and at the end of the day you should have a number of good prints to take away, as well as a block that can be used again. No experience necessary and don't worry if you can't draw!

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Cyanotype with Abi Nicol - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cyanotype with Abi Nicol - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 10:00

Cyanotype or sun print is an alternative photographic process that harks back to the beginning of photography. As the name suggests you will create delicate blue images using sunlight.

Students are asked to bring their own photographs, found images, drawings or small objects such as leaves, feathers etc. Using a photocopier we will copy these images/objects onto acetate to a negative.

Back in the pop up darkroom we will mix raw chemicals and learn how to make our own photographic paper. After painting the light sensitive emulsion onto thick artist paper we will use our acetate negatives to create a contact printed photograph.

In today's digital world this is a wonderful process in which to create one off, personal and painterly blue images.

This is a hands on, exciting workshop suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists and photographers.

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Hat Felting with Zara Ellis - £225 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 29 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hat Felting with Zara Ellis - £225 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 29 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 10:00

Would you like to make the most wonderful hat? Come and join Innerspiral on a two day workshop, learning to hand felt a hat from wool.

You will have the opportunity to create either a trilby style hat or a short topper. The finished hat is of course yours to keep forever or give as a gift!

This is *not* a traditional millinery class and my technique does not involve hatblocks, apart from very briefly; the shape of each hat is unique to the maker and entirely created by hand. You will be learning in detail a design which has been evolved over many years.

Some basic knowledge of felt making is advised as this is a masterclass in creating a hand felted wool hat, a physically demanding yet highly rewarding process.

Working with hand dyed merino wool and teeswater fleece curls, you will learn about template design, laying out colours, felting in curls, hand fulling and shaping the felt, and professional finishing techniques.

Each student chooses 3 or 4 colours of my hand dyed wools, pre-prepared into drum carded batts. A selection of other colours will also be available to play with on the day, plus heaps of colourful fleece curls and firestar sparkle! Handmade wooden button is included (or you can bring your own).

You can expect 12 hours of workshop, 6 hours per day. You will need to wear loose light clothing, and have short sleeves. Please bring an apron as you will get wet!

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Embroidery Thread Painting with Jemima Lumley - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Embroidery Thread Painting with Jemima Lumley - £68 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 10:00

Using threads as your medium, this workshop will teach you how to paint with embroidery floss and cottons, capturing light and shade, shape and form. With just simple stitches you will create a beautiful flower picture on ecodyed fabric, taking away with you the understanding of techniques that will enable you to create a finished picture ready to frame.

No previous knowledge of embroidery stitches or techniques necessary.

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Wed, 02 Oct 2019

Dursley Walking Festival - 2nd to 6th October 2019

Free walks for a range of abilities exploring the glorious countryside and heritage of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Oct 2nd - First day of Dursley's free* Walking Festival - 7 varied walks from different start points, see printed programme or website www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk

*Some walks may incur bus fare and admission charges but all walks are free.

Venue:
Dursley and local area
Contact:
dursleywaw@gmail.com
Documents:
Dursley Walking Festival Programme 2019 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Stroud District Council: Landlord Forum

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:00

Stroud District Council is holding a special FREE event to launch a new scheme aimed at encouraging private landlords to work in partnership with the council to help alleviate homelessness and reduce the local housing waiting list.

You are invited along to find out more about a range of benefits being made available to those who rent out their properties to families or individuals who are either likely to be, or are currently homeless.

Venue:
Forest Green Rovers, Nailsworth, GL6 0FG
Contact:
To reserve your place please e-mail or call: homelessness.prevention@stroud.gov.uk 01453754078
Pevsner's Buildings of England - A walk around Dursley, Gloucestershire - 2 October 2019 - 7pm - 9pm - £10

Pevsner's Buildings of England - A walk around Dursley, Gloucestershire - 2 October 2019 - 7pm - 9pm - £10

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:00

Explore aspects of history and architecture through the work of the architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner, in his Buildings of England series and consider perceptions of townscapes past and present. Learn about the buildings suggested as the most significant examples in the town.

Students will be given information on the perambulation which they can conduct either after the talk or at any other time. Students will have opportunities both during the session and after to comment on selection and descriptions by the author as well as identify changes that have happened since publication and any omissions or corrections that they feel should be included.

​This talk is being held in association with Dursley Walking Festival

For more information and to book tickets go to: www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or call the office on 01453 549 133

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Thu, 03 Oct 2019

Dursley Walking Festival - 2nd to 6th October 2019

Free walks* for a range of abilities exploring the glorious countryside and heritage of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Oct 3rd - Another 7 varied walks to choose from, see printed programme or website www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk

*some walks may incur bus fare and admission charges but all walks are free.

Venue:
Dursley and local area
Contact:
dursleywaw@gmail.com
Documents:
Dursley Walking Festival Programme 2019 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Dursley Walking Festival - 2nd to 6th October 2019

Free walks* for a range of abilities exploring the glorious countryside and heritage of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Oct 4th - 8 walks today including a 'legal' apple scrumping excursion plus Quiz night at the Community Centre with prizes and raffle. See printed programme or website www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk

*some walks may incur bus fare and admission charges but all walks are free.

Venue:
Dursley and local area
Contact:
dursleywaw@gmail.com
Documents:
Dursley Walking Festival Programme 2019 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019 - 2nd to 6th October 2019

Free walks* for a range of abilities exploring the glorious countryside and heritage of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Oct 5th - A bumper selection of 11 walks and an opportunity to press those apples from the scrumping excursion at the Chantry Centre. Walk 34 will be of special interest to primary school age children. Also an illustrated talk on the 'Old paths of Gloucestershire and the Dursley area' in the evening at the Town Hall. See printed programme or website www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk

*some walks may incur bus fare and admission charges but all walks are free.

Venue:
Dursley and local area
Contact:
dursleywaw@gmail.com
Documents:
Dursley Walking Festival Programme 2019 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Tyndale Arts Week

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:30

Tyndale Arts Week, Exhibitions on 5th-6th October 10am-4:30pm. Showcasing affordable Art from the Dursley Area. Leaflet detailing artists & venues attached.

Venue:
Various
Contact:
https://www.tyndaleartsweek.co.uk/
Documents:
Tyndale Arts Week (PDF, 784 Kb)
Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019

Sun, 06 Oct 2019

Dursley Walking Festival 2019 - 2nd to 6th October 2019

Free walks* for a range of abilities exploring the glorious countryside and heritage of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Oct 6th - The final 7 walks to conclude the 2019 Festival - 2.5 miles to 16 miles, including a Challenge Walk devised by the 1st Dursley Scouts. Tea and cake will be served in the Methodist Church Rooms from 3 pm @ £3 per person (free drink refill). Winning entry drawn for the Family Treasure Hunt after 4 pm.

*some walks may incur bus fare and admission charge but all walks are free.

Venue:
Dursley and local area
Contact:
dursleywaw@gmail.com
Documents:
Dursley Walking Festival Programme 2019 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Tyndale Arts Week

Sun, 06 Oct 2019 10:30

Tyndale Arts Week. Exhibitions on 5th-6th October 10am-4:30pm. Showcasing affordable Art from the Dursley Area.

Leaflet detailing artists & venues attached.

Venue:
Various
Contact:
https://www.tyndaleartsweek.co.uk/
Documents:
Tyndale Arts Week (PDF, 784 Kb)