The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?
Katie Jarvis talks to Kate Williams, the author of a new book about the woman who enthralled Napoleon, who will be appearing at Chipping Campden Literature Festival, May 6-11
Johnny Coppin’s new album celebrates our landscape, traditions and people. He tells Katie Jarvis about his Cotswold life and why he’s at home in the countryside
A Coventry training and recruitment firm is calling on local people and businesses to help make Easter ‘eggs-tra’ special and donate chocolate treats for children in care.
Following on from ‘National Heart Month’ in February, the Heritage Motor Centre has installed a defibrillator and trained all sixteen of their first aiders in life-saving CPR.
The impressionist and TV presenter Rory Bremner tells Katie Jarvis why politics shouldn’t be about people huddling into the centre for warmth and reassurance
We are pleased to be able to bring you the 12th annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on July 7.
Katie Jarvis talks to award-winning film-maker David Pearson about the Severn, our wonderful community spirit and his Cotswold life. Photography by Carl Hewlett
The theatre production Moon On A Rainbow Shawl, a drama about a collection of Trinidadian people and their personal lives, loves and losses, comes to Malvern Theatres this February and March
Author and television celebrity Sally Bee has been appointed to represent the Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab charity, as its first Patron.
The countdown is on with a fortnight to go until the winner – or winners – of a £1 million prize designed to get a new community projects off the ground in Stratford are announced.
Ettington village come together to stage a successful 3-night pantomime
MotoGP commentator and former World Superbike racer turned practical joker Steve Parrish is to appear at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham on Friday, February 28.
This week Sarah gets money makeover tips on saving money in 2014 from Dave Grove of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
(Promotional Feature) Comedian, best-selling author and Radio 4 regular Shappi Khorsandi is back this spring with her highly anticipated new show Shappi Khorsandi Live.
As Cotswold Life’s publisher, Archant Life, throws its support behind the Prince’s Countryside Fund, here His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales explains the ethos behind the Fund and the positive effect it has on farmers and rural communities
The acclaimed World War 1 novel Birdsong has been adapted for the stage, and The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham will be performing it this February. Al Senter spoke to playwright Rachel Wagstaff and Birdsong’s author Sebastian Faulks about the process of shifting a story from the page to the stage.
If Virginia Woolf invented stream-of-consciousness as a literary form, then Ruby has perfected it as a conversation style. Katie Jarvis spends some time with the far-from flaky Ruby Wax
90% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken by the end of February which is why this year I am making five small changes for long term benefit that I can stick to!
He can’t surf here (has anyone told him about the Severn Bore?) but he can get to Heathrow quicker than he could from North London. Classical guitarist and Perth exile Craig Ogden tells Katie Jarvis about his Cotswold life
The arduous tasks of making nativity costume and tree decorating brings back memories for writer Jessica.
The discovery of a dusty biography has led to a new book telling the tale of Birdie Bowers, who died on Captain Scott’s ill-fated trek to the South Pole. Words by Katie Jarvis; pictures by Carl Hewlett
Nonny James considers Mandela’s message of forgiveness, and reminisces about Auntie Maglan, the woman who helped deliver her baby
From the 21st century gladiatorial arena of Twitter to the thorny issue of whether Romans looked at each other’s willies in public baths, Katie Jarvis is enthralled by the marvellous Mary Beard
Two agriculture students at the Royal Agricultural University got muddy with Countryfile’s Adam Henson, as they filmed their Christmas special on the University farms.
Mark Davies who lives in Staffordshire is the Hotel Manager at Walton Hall and Hotel, Statford-upon-Avon. He explains what led him to the role.
Thursday November 7 and Friday November 8, 2013, sees the return of the popular annual Bodies & Co. fashion shows for Charity. The two-day fundraising event has been running for thirty-four years and features around fifty male and female models, aged between five and seventy-five!
TV doctor Dr Dawn Harper knows first hand how important it is to give young people with disabilities the best start in life.
Warwickshire cricket captain Jim Troughton was on stage in a school production of Romeo and Juliet when disaster struck. The 15 year old was playing Gregory in the fight scene between the Montague and Capulet supporters at the start of the play. Any ambitions of following in the footsteps of his dad David (Dr Bob Buzzard from A Very Peculiar Practice) or grandfather Patrick, the second Doctor Who, died that afternoon at Trinity School in Leamington Spa.