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posted by Tessa Webb on Thursday, 30 October 2014

The NCUB has asked me to write another blog to help undergraduates get ready for the workplace.

The National Centre for Universities and Business has commissioned me to write about student employability.

Claire, the owner of Two Ducks (a lovely company selling beautiful British gifts) has inspired me to write this blog. On returning from the New Des


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hidden treasures 25/26 June 2011

Cotswold Open Studios: Hidden Treasures 2011

25th and 26th June 2011

Artists, designers, craftspeople and sculptors open their studios to you each day, 9.30am-5pm

Welcome to Cotswold Open Studios, your chance to discover the 'hidden treasures' of Cirencester. The Arts and Crafts movement is as alive today as it was in the 19th century. 2011 saw an extraordinary range of creative talent - 19 exhibitors displaying the huge diversity of the visual arts, from textile specialists to master craftspeople and from artists and printmakers to sculptors.

This was a wonderful opportunity to see a working studio; to meet and talk to artists, designers, craftspeople and sculptors; to watch them at work; to find out about what they do; and to invest in quality home-grown art and design. It is so important to preserve these unique skills and support our rural economy. Many of the venues were in stunning locations with beautiful gardens.

Every year, we work with Alexcars of Cirencester. 29 art lovers get magical mystery tour in 'Old Babs', a 1950's vintage bus.

Hidden Treasures 2011: Joanna Walker and Stephanie Cushing (Preston), Paul Spriggs (South Cerney), Richard Kenton Webb (Siddington), Dorothy Reglar, Loco Glass, Katherine O'Connel and Daniella Wilson-Dunn (New Brewery Arts), Corinne Renow-Clarke (North Cerney), David and Ali Thistlethwaite (Woodmancote), Vanessa Arbuthnott (Calmsden), Tin Odescalchi and Karen Camkin, Hugh and Sophie Blackwell, Kitty Garland (Chedworth), Donald Cordery (Compton Abdale), Jude McKenna (Ampney St Mary), and Fresh Air: Quenington Sculpture Show.

2011 brochure

Click here for the 2011 brochure.

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, 2012

We were awarded PR and Marketing Campaign of the Year for this event.

Further Links: 

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce.

Cotswold Open Studios is proud to be associated with FreshAir 2011.

Cotswolds Tourist Information and Travel Guide:

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