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Chipping Campden has always honoured its heritage as a principal player in the Arts & Crafts Movement and this weekend people are invited to be creative in Chipping Campden!
Rosamund Young, Christina Kingsmill & Susan Rosenberg are all inviting art lovers to take a look inside their studios from 11 am on both Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September 2012.
Outside paintings will be on show in a small studio at Flag Close, Calf Lane, behind the Lygon Arms, until 5.30pm.
Photography, letterpress, felt and textiles as well as refreshments will be on show at a studio at 11 Sheep Street, from 11 am to 4 pm both days, and the Noel Arms, High Street, is hosting a talk by Susan Rosenberg from 10 am to noon about her Cotswold Gardens paintings.
The church rooms and Harts Silversmiths are also hosting events. All participating venues will be marked with red balloons so they can be easily located.
Cotswold Olimpicks Robert Dover's Games 400th year anniversary (1612-2012) - Friday 1st June & Saturday 2nd June 2012
- Every year the Cotswolds gets ready for its Annual Cotswold Olimpicks on top of Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden - early evening you can find races being run in the High Street of Chipping Campden (known locally as Scuttlebrook Races) but from 7 pm the action starts on top of Dover's Hill.
- Here with it's natural amphitheatre, you can watch a selection of local teams competing for the Championship of the Hill - resembling games from 'It's A Knockout' fame eg Ski Race, Wheelbarrow Race, Sack Race, and the Water Run and Water Barrel Race. It's great fun and a lot of pushing and shoving takes place amidst the line-up of opposing teams.
- And then there are the individual events, Throwing the Hammer, Putting the Shot, Standing Jump, Spurning the Barre and finally Shin-Kicking which is a fiercely contested event and this year Ben Fogle the Adventurer and regular Daily Telegraph columnist, took part and you can see the action in the video:
The Finale on the Hill is a magical experience with the Beacon lit just before dusk followed by a fantastic Firework Display. Shortly after this, everyone makes their way down from Dover's Hill back to Chipping Campden in a Torchlit Procession following The Coventry Corps of Drums and the St Andrew's Pipe Band. For the energetic members there is floodlit dancing in The Square until midnight with live music.
The following lunchtime there is a Fancy Dress Parade on foot and with motorised vehicles and the processions leading from Littleworth to the Square are headed by the Bretforton Silver Band. The Campden Morris Dancers draw the trolley bearing the Scuttlebrook Queen-elect and she is crowned by the retiring Scuttlebrook Queen around 3 pm. There is square dancing by local school children and the Campden Morris Men with the band leading the parade to the far end of Campden, The Almshouses - here the Queen dismounts with her attendants and officially opens the Fair with both traditional and modern amusements.
For more information go to www.olimpickgames.co.uk and for photos of this year's games visit: