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Sculpture Exhibition Opens

The Goods Shed Sculpture Exhibition opened its doors to the public on Wednesday - with one of the first visitors buying  one of the works!

Hardly surprising, as it is as intriguing and diverse a show as you'll find anywhere, let alone in the unusual surroundings of an unrestored Victorian Goods Shed with the barest essentials in the way of lighting and furnishing. 

Not to be missed, especially as dusk as the light fades and spotlights hung from wire stretchers take over the task of illuminating the sculpted forms on concrete-block plinths.

It is open every day until 23 November, with a possibility of being extended further  if needed.

 

 

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Please bear with us while we bring the Goods Shed web site back up to date. Owing to a security breach affecting thousands of sites which use the same open source content management system as us, we've had to roll back our pages to a safe time. It means we've lost one or two articles forever but we'll have news of our busy programme of forthcoming events back online shortly!

£30,000 award from Summerfield Trust

Ronald Summerfield blue plaque, CheltenhamWe are delighted to announce that the Summerfield Trust has awarded the Project a grant of £30,000. The money will be used to install digital audio-visual equipment and black-out blinds for the Goods Shed cinema. 

The Summerfield Charitable Trust (www.summerfield.org.uk) was established by Ronald Summerfield, a Cheltenham antique dealer, shortly before his death in 1989. It supports charitable causes throughout Gloucestershire.

Their generous support brings the total pledged to the Project and raised through our own events so far this year to almost £50,000. 

Read the extraordinary story of Ronald Summerfield's legacy here.

Rail Lands Report - June

Will Cook, chairman of the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust, reports on recent progress and events.

We have had a very good May starting with David Roberts third Car Boot Sale, which raised £270. The sales have been so successful that we have decided to hold one on the second Sunday of every month, with leaflets, posters and small adverts to remind everyone to come. If you would like to help us please come along.

Next followed a real fundraising highlight, Sue Stoner's brainchild, the evening of "Songs of the British Isles". Iain Duffy brought his choir The Malmesbury Singers to Christchurch in the Chipping on Saturday 17th May. They premiered a programme they had prepared for their forthcoming Swedish international choir exchange. We raised a further £400.

On Woolsack Day we put up a small display and sold bricks, mugs and posters, which created yet more interest and made another £92.

I would like to thank Hortense and Gerald for auctioning a large Easter egg in their shop and splitting the proceeds (£130) between The Goods Shed and "Christmas in Tetbury" and Martin White the jeweller and his wife Carrie for their generous donation to our appeal as well.

We plan to put a notice board up at the Goods Shed to advertise our events and update everyone on the progress of the conversion. At the present time we are working very hard finalising all our plans for The Goods Shed.

Our next events are the Strawberry Tea and Dog Show at the Goods Shed on Saturday 28th June, and then a Summer Steam Garden Party at Max Johnson's house in Close Gardens on Sunday 20th July where there will be a real steam engine going around the garden.

If you would like to get involved in this ambitious project please ring me on 01666 502877.

Will Cook 

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