Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Broadway History Society Talk: On the Way to London, an illustrated talk by David Ella

On the Way to London, an illustrated talk by David Ella on the old coaching routes across the North Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham which will include the history and role of the Fish Inn and the many other inns in Broadway. Meetings of the Society are held monthly on the third Monday of the month (except December) in the Lifford Memorial Hall starting at 7pm. Membership costs £10 (£15 per couple) and non-members are welcome to all of the meetings – £3 on the door.

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Broadway History Society Talk: Thomas Phillipps & the printing press in Broadway Tower

Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1982). The Society looks forward to welcoming Gerard Molyneux, the great great great grandson of Thomas Phillipps to give a talk on his bibliophile relative who lived at Middle Hill and established a printing press in Broadway Tower. Meetings of the Society are held monthly on the third Monday of the month (except December) in the Lifford Memorial Hall starting at 7pm. Membership costs £10 (£15 per couple) and non-members are welcome to all of the meetings – £3 on the door.

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway

The Late Night Christmas Shopping evenings will be Friday 29th November and Friday 6th December 2019 from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Lovely festive atmosphere with beautiful Christmas lights ~ Music ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries! The perfect opportunity to enjoy the beginning of the Season of Goodwill and stock up on gifts. The Local Fire Service will also be Fund Raising.  More details....

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway

The Late Night Christmas Shopping evenings will be Friday 29th November and Friday 6th December 2019 from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Lovely festive atmosphere with beautiful Christmas lights ~ Music ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries! The perfect opportunity to enjoy the beginning of the Season of Goodwill and stock up on gifts. The Local Fire Service will also be Fund Raising.  More details....

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Jul
13
to Jul 14

Broadway Car Show - a weekend of supercars, classic & vintage cars

A week-end of beautiful cars in beautiful Broadway. Saturday will be devoted to modern supercars so look out for a display of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Morgans and Aston Martins. Sunday will be devoted to classic sports cars and prestige marques with lots more going on, car parade through the village, food on the green, music and much more.  
PLEASE NOTE: The Cotswold Ferrari owners will be coming to this Car Show instead of having their own separate day this year.

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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Wartime in the Cotswolds with Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

This GWSR event will be over the whole weekend, with train travellers dressed in 1940's period costume. Travel on a train between Cheltenham Racecourse Station and Broadway on a beautiful heritage railway line. Take a light-hearted trip back to the 1940’s. This year there will also be music and vehicles at Broadway village station. TICKETS FROM GWSR HERE Members of the public in Broadway this weekend are encouraged to wear British 1940's period dress, either military or civilian. More details….

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Feb
9
to May 16

Exhibition: The Art of World War II – A Personal Collection - At Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

The urge to record is strong in artists, never more so than in times of trouble. Art dealer John Noott was a boy of  seven in 1939  and clearly  remembers the day war was declared, the real fear of invasion, the Blitz, rationing, and loss. For many years he has sought paintings and other art works which, created at the time, reflect his memories in a unique way.  They are presented in this special exhibition featuring over 70 paintings, drawings and prints. The war is frequently featured on television, in plays and in talks,  but the immediacy of these art works gives a real feel of the times as they happened.  Whether created by celebrated or by little known artists, these rarely seen works provide a unique and powerful vision of the war’s  impact on the lives of ordinary people.

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Sep
15
to Dec 19

Making an Impression - Prints by Manet, Pissarro & their Contemporaries : Exhibition at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

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The third special exhibition of 2018 will showcase prints from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

When Claude Monet (1840–1926) entitled his 1873 painting Impression: Sunrise he unwittingly inspired the, initially derisory, title by which he and his fellow artists would henceforth be known. Renowned primarily as oil painters, the Impressionists are now celebrated for their ability to capture fleeting visual experiences with expressive brushwork and vivid colour.

Monet resisted print-making but Édouard Manet (1832–1883), Camille Pissarro (1830–1903), Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), Berthe Morisot (1841–1895), and Mary Cassatt (1844–1926), whose works feature in the exhibition, all created impressions of another sort. Their prints provide a fascinating corollary to their famous paintings. The Impressionists’ characteristic subjects; the modern life of the city, portraits, landscape, and weather are all represented in their prints which, like their paintings, exploit and cultivate innovatory techniques and aesthetic effects.

Making an Impression not only explores this hidden aspect of the Impressionists’ achievement, but showcases the work of influential printmakers who exhibited with the Impressionists, including Félix Bracquemond (1833–1914), and those who succeeded them, such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). These fascinating works are displayed in the context of the development of print-making techniques, and the blurring of the boundaries between prints and drawings.

The Ashmolean is home to the Pissarro Family Collection, the most significant Impressionist archive outside France. This has been recently supplemented by the Webb Bequests of 2000 and 2003. Many of the works are being exhibited for the first time.

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Jul
6
to Dec 19

Micro-Sculptures In The Eye Of A Needle: Exhibition at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

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Visitors to the museum will be among the first to view 20 micro-sculptures by internationally renowned Dr Willard Wigan MBE - a self-taught artist, famous for creating the World’s smallest sculptures. He is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the smallest artworks in history and awarded an MBE for his services to art. Sculptures are smaller than a grain of sand and completely invisible to the naked eye. As such, the needles are presented in a microscope for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Broadway Museum and Art Gallery & Broadway Luxury a neighbouring art, home and lifestyle showroom, which currently houses two of the micro-sculptures.

You can see Willard at work, on Channel 4 catch up - World’s Tiniest Masterpieces.

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Jun
7
to Sep 12

Art of The Great War 1914 – 1918: Exhibition at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

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In partnership with the 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be hosting the major Festival Exhibition, Art of The Great War 1914-1918, to honour the Centenary of the Armistice of November 11th 1918. The works on show will comprise original art and prints of the period, all from the John Noott Collection, in an attempt to portray the horror – and some of the humour – of a conflict that devastated the lives of millions of people. John Noott was born in 1932, and amongst his earliest memories is talk of the Great War – his father Stanley spent four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and young John was fascinated when his father attended Remembrance services, bowler hat and service medals on display. The second war followed, from 1939 to 1945, and at age seven John was well aware of the danger the country was in, and his memories of that period are still clear. For the last fifty years, John has been a successful art dealer, and when, during that time, artwork depicting either war has come his way he has put it to one side, enabling exhibitions of this type to be mounted. He sees them as an opportunity educate, to explain something of the history of the Twentieth Century.

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Ninebarrow Concert at St Michael's Church, Broadway

Ninebarrow Concert at St Michael's Church starts at 7:30pm (with doors at 7pm). Tickets are £12.50 and are available from either Shellie broadwaycofe@gmail.com & 01386 852352, or Shopwright (High Street, Broadway). 

In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo Ninebarrow have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs. In 2017, they were unsurprisingly nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career – an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends.

 

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Talk 'Three Centuries of Social Change from a Three Choirs Festival Performer’s Perspective'

Talk at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery with admission at £10 to include a glass of wine. Doors open at 6.30pm and talk begins at 7.00pm. 

Alexis Paterson joined the Three Choirs Festival Association as Chief Executive at the start of 2016, following five years at Cheltenham Music Festival. She has also previously worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Presteigne Festival, as a freelance arranger and researcher, and lectured at Cardiff and Salford Universities. Alexis read music at Exeter University and later completed an interdisciplinary PhD at Cardiff University looking at minimalism in art and music as a response to political and socio-economic developments in the twentieth century. She has published articles on British Experimentalism, the influence of silence on audience behaviour, and non-linear readings of musical history.

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Mar
30
to Apr 2

Steam trains into Broadway Station for the first time since 1960!

After 58 years public train services will again run to Broadway Station! Thanks to the tireless work of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) volunteers over many years we are delighted to announce the opening of the extension of the line to Broadway allowing you to travel 14 miles all the way to the Race Course Station in Cheltenham.  BUY TICKETS NOW

There is currently no parking at Broadway Station – the nearest car park is the Milestone Ground car park in the Childswickham Road - a pay and display - about 10 minutes walk from the station

GWSR have arranged for a complimentary classic Routemaster bus to run between the centre of the Broadway and the station every 20 minutes. The first bus will depart from the War Memorial (close to the High Street car park) in the centre of the village at 09:00, and from the Milestone Ground car park in the Childswickham Road (WR12 7HA)  at 09:05.  The bus will arrive at the Caravan Club site immediately opposite the station 5 minutes later and repeat the journey every 20 minutes throughout the day.  (Please note GWSR can’t accept any liability for this service)

There are extremely limited accessible facilities and parking at Broadway Station, and GWSR encourages all disabled visitors to park at Toddington Station.

 

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Feb
23
to May 23

Hiroshige’s Japan: Views of Mount Fuji - Exhibition at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers. He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art. These were hugely successful both in Japan and in the West. Their unusual compositions and masterly expression of weather, light, and season proved enormously influential for many leading European artists, including Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.

This touring exhibition, from the Ashmolean Museum’s Eastern Art collection, includes over 20 views of Mount Fuji from several different Hiroshige series; some devoted entirely to Fuji and others in which Fuji appears in views of Edo or is seen from the Tokaido Road.
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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Snowshill Manor and Gardens Snowdrop Weekend

Snowshill Manor Garden and Tea Room will open on the weekend of 10 and 11 February to allow visitors to see and experience the spectacle that is the annual snowdrop bloom. Enjoy a peak into the garden during the closed season to see these delicate little flowers. The garden and grounds will be open from 1pm until 4pm, along with the tea-room.  See more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor-and-garden

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Talk 'Arts and Crafts' at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Jacky Mahony will be talking on the Arts and Crafts movement - ‘Transition initiated by changing sites of practice and fuel type’. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 7pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk  More details ....

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

'Skyscape' a talk by Katherine Wodehouse at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Skyscape, a talk by Katherine Wodehouse, curator of the upcoming Skyscape exhibition. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 6.30pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk  More details ....

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Talk 'The Somme and Remembrance' at the Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Talk: 'The Somme and Remembrance' with Steve Williams. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 7pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk  More details ....

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Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Talk on "Coaching in Broadway" at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery

Talk on 'Coaching in Broadway' with Doug Eyre.  Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 7pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk More details ....

 

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Wool Day at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

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An all day event with talks and demonstrations  Admission is included in the cost of your museum ticket. 10.00am – 5.00pm (Last entry at 4.30pm)

A day of wool displays & talks to celebrate Broadway’s wool heritage. Join Judy Buckingham & Ruth Power, experienced weavers, who will demonstrate and explain the craft of hand spinning and weaving wool from the raw fleece to the finished article. Members of the Northleach Spinners & Weavers group will also be at the museum to help us to discover the story ‘From Sheep to Shop’. Children are welcome to have a go at teasing and carding the wool.

There will also be stalls selling food and drink, a bookstall, and lots of wool related gifts to buy in the shop. Contact: 01386 859047 or events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk  

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Aug
22
to Sep 17

Exhibition: Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Crafts at Gordon Russell Design Museum

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20 artists from the Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Crafts will be exhibiting their work in a selling exhibition at the Gordon Russell Design Museum. Over 100 pieces will be on display in a wide range of media, including basketry, bookbinding, cabinet making, ceramics, glass, jewellery, lighting, leather work, textiles, wood carving and wood turning.

See these beautifully crafted pieces alongside the museum collections, and find something special to take home.

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