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CONSERVATIVE councillors in Gloucestershire have clarified their position following a recent Gazette article about the Human Rights Act being discussed at a Stroud District Council meeting.
AVON and Somerset’s police headquarters will host the force’s biggest ever public event showcasing the talents of the young people in the region.
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A BID to build a local crematorium for Thornbury will be presented to the public at community engagement event.
PEOPLE over the age of 50 who are looking for a new job or to return to work are invited to a tailored careers event in Yate.
PEOPLE are being encouraged to attend a Fun Day in Thornbury to help raise money for charity.
TRUSTEES of a well-used sports and recreation field in Chipping Sodbury have issued a stark warning to teenage vandals – use and abuse us and we will name and shame you.
POLICE are seeking the whereabouts of Brandon Jones, who has gone missing in Stroud.
NOMINATIONS for the Gazette’s first pub of the year competition are coming in thick and fast.
A FORMER reporter for the Gazette who lives in Dursley travelled to Palestine and was shocked at the reality of the country’s ongoing troubles with neighbouring Israel.
THE sky is certainly the limit for a devoted mother from Chipping Sodbury who is preparing for a daredevil challenge to raise money for her disabled son.
TEXTILE artist Anne Haworth is running two printmaking workshops for children in Painswick.
CANADIAN artist, Greg Thatcher travels to Painswick every summer to paint its famous yew trees. Mr Thatcher, who lives in Iowa, has been painting the trees at St Mary’s Church for nearly a quarter of a century and annually works on location from June to August. The yew trees were planted in the Middle Ages and Mr Thatcher says they form the most beautiful yew tree avenues in the world. This weekend, Mr Thatcher will share the inspiration he takes from the yews at open air classes in drawing with pencil, pen and ink. As part of Artburst, enthusiasts from age 13 upwards, and of all abilities are welcome to join him either on Saturday or Sunday, or both, at the Pavilion on Painswick’s recreation field. The day will begin with an introduction at 10am, then move outdoors for most of the day, concluding back at the Pavilion for a revue at 4pm. With numbers limited to only eight, there will be plenty of one-to-one tuition available. Mr Thatcher, who teaches art in a small school in Iowa, began drawing the yews after seeing them in a travel brochure back in 1991. Initially, he worked from photographs, but after visiting the churchyard he was inspired by the different shapes and intricate details. “The trees, in their various settings and light conditions during the day, take on or create a full range of human emotion,” he said. “Having experienced this, my challenge is to re-create it in the drawings and to forge a link between my experiences and those of the viewer. “Thus, the yew tree drawings have become a visual metaphor for my inner experience.” The classes cost £25 for one day, or £45 for two days. To reserve a place: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTY O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra are set to bring their blend of trance-based blues music to the Convent this week.