Here are the festival exhibitions that took place in 2018

Sat 19
Sun 17

John Furnival Exhibition

From 10 am until 4.00 pm

At Ruskin Mill Gallery GL6 0LA


John Furnival was a student at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, alongside David Hockney. Since that time, describing himself as a ‘drawer’, he has lived in Nailsworth and Woodchester. Although best known as a ‘visual poet’ with work in the Tate’s collection, his drawings celebrating life in the Cotswolds have rarely been exhibited. At Ruskin Mill, the exhibition will feature Nailsworth (including Spring Hill and George Street with its well-known copper kettle), his early home at Rowden Cottage below Hazelwood (including family portraits and photographs of visitors such as Hockney), drawings relating to the poet W H Davies, the cemetery at Painswick, and Woefuldane Bottom near Minchinhampton. www.johnfurnival.com

Preview and meet the artist Saturday 19th May 2-4pm

Sat 19May2018

“Education in Nailsworth”

From 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

At Mortimer Room GL6 0DU


Nailsworth Archives Team presents a sample of the information they hold about education in Nailsworth including Dame Schools, Public Schools and National Schools.

Sat 26 - Sun 27May2018

A Quilt Show with Musical Interludes

From 10.00 am until 4.30 pm

At Arkell Centre GL6 0ET

£2 on door (accompanied children under 16 free)

Five Valleys Quilt Group are holding“A quilt show with musical interludes”. Quilts,demonstrations,raffle quilt“All Sorts of Blue”, bag raffle, sales table, refreshments, children’s activities.  Performances by Choirinium of Cirencester (Saturday 2.30pm) and Severnside Singers (Sunday 2.30pm). (Note that this is an update on the timings shown in our printed brochure.) The show is supporting “Allsorts Gloucestershire”, a local charity for Children. Further details: fivevq@gmail.com or website: fivevalleyquilters.weebly.co.uk