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The Three Degrees may have posed the question back in the 1970's and last Saturday, 8th Nov. the answer was officially recognised as both at the unveiling of a Cotswold Way marker stone at the start or finish of the Cotswold Way national trail that stretches 102 miles (164km) between Chipping Campden and Bath.

The stone itself made from Irish Blue Limestone was designed by local artist, Iain Cotton who was commissioned to make the first almost identical marker stone outside the steps of Bath Abbey back in 2012. The trail can easily be walked in either direction and some prefer to head south to north with the advantage of the sun on their back. [See more]

The Chipping Campden International Music Festival will be held on 11 - 24 May 2014. This music festival takes place in St. James' Church, known for its fine acoustics. Artists include Tallis Scholars, Academy of Ancient Music, Fine Arts Quartet, Nash Ensemble and many more. Tickets for this festival go on sale soon and always sell out quickly! >>> [See more]

Monday, June 17th 2013

What's in a Name?

What is it about place names such as Guiting Power, Broughton Poggs, North Nibley, Pucklechurch, Cockadilly and Hook Norton that we find appealing? Is it the suggestive humour or a reminder of the nonsensical Swedish chef in the Muppets? The names beckon and as with any attraction we are drawn to move up and take a closer look. To analyse. >>> [See more]

What was in the air in the Cotswolds, late nineteenth/early twenties century? Something was drawing talented people to this beautiful landscape and it might have been the hankering after a rural idyll that has the same effect today. William Morris, Francis David Millet, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, John Singer Sargent and Edward Burne Jones were just some of the artists that collected in this unspoilt corner of England. But why? >>> [See more]