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Art Inspired by the Cotswolds

The Whispering Knights Project I’ve been involved with for just over two years now is to appear in an exhibition at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, which will run from January 15 – February 5, 2017. The exhibition, ‘Art Inspired by the Cotswolds‘ celebrates 50th anniversary of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty (Cotswolds AONB).

Here is our new video:

We have framed prints of some of our favourite works to show and a video tour of parts of the woodland. Of course, the woodland is there all the time and visitors can wander around when they feel like it.

Entry is free and there is plenty of parking space available if you visit by car.

Margaret and the Big Bad Wolf

So, I was at Margaret’s place a couple of weeks ago. We’d finished work in the garden and, as we usually do, were sitting in her living room having a cup of tea and talking about this and that. ‘Have you seen my wolf?’ she asked. ‘What wolf?’ I replied. ‘It’s on that seat over there, go and get it’, she said. So I did and here it is.

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It was a gift from her daughter who likes to find unusual things to give people and I have to say that I hadn’t seen anything quite like it before. A big, squishy, stuffed wolf and a small stuffed old lady, clearly from the fairy tale, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ where the little girl of the same name goes to visit her grandmother who lives deep in the forest. On her way there, she meets the Big Bad Wolf who finds out where she’s going, runs ahead to Grandmother’s cottage and swallows the old lady whole. Well, now you can re-enact that part of the story in the comfort of your own home!

It goes like this. The Big Bad Wolf’s mouth is already wide open, so you stuff Grandmother in head first and push her all the way in until you can’t see her any more.

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Then you go to the wolf’s shirt, which is held closed with a strip of Velcro, and open it up. Lo! there inside is Grandmother – a miracle!

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I’m not sure how many re-plays you could get from this, but it’s amusing to try it once.

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