My Gloucestershire – Past and Present

Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, in partnership with Age Concern Gloucestershire and Artshape, are joining forces to celebrate and showcase older people’s creativity by building an exhibition of items which illustrate what Gloucestershire has meant and continues to mean to them. This is an initiative of the Bishop’s Breakfast, an occasional gathering hosted by the Bishop of Gloucester, of Chief Executives from the voluntary, statutory, public and business sectors.

The exhibition will consist of a wide range of items – photography, needlework, painting, collage, ceramics, to name but a few – and will tour the county following its debut in Gloucester. Contributions can be pieces that have already been completed in existing art classes/sessions at clubs and day centres; individual pieces of work completed at home; or new items which have been made in one of the forthcoming workshops planned for each of the six districts of the county.

We would be delighted to hear from any members of a group, or older individuals within a community who would like to be part of this celebratory exhibition. We would also be pleased to know of any group that would like to host a free workshop. Please can you telephone or email contact details of anyone who might be interested to Barbara Piranty at GRCC as soon as possible and we will get in touch to make the necessary arrangements. Tel: 01452 528491 or email

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