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Polly Lyster

The select few

The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?

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Reflexology / Photo: Ditty_about_summer [shutterstock]

Footcare and reflexology

Kim Jeffree introduces her friend, reflexologist Tracy Mortimer, who provides an insight into reflexology, its history and its potential benefits

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Home & Gardens

The Panellists!

Herefordshire Growing Point Gardeners’ Question Time Event

Last weekend gardeners had the chance to have their questions answered by a panel of experts, which included The English Garden magazine’s Editor at Large, Tamsin Westhorpe.

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Food & Drink

Easter biscuits from Contemporary Cake Design!

Play Mary Berry by using this Easter biscuit recipe

Cheltenham-based company Contemporary Cake Designs share a recipe for traditional Easter biscuits that can be enjoyed at home, bringing out the Mary Berry in all.

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Smoked salmon, purple sprouting broccoli, Savoy cabbage with spicy sesame dressing

Koj’s quick, seasonal recipe, inspired by Stroud Farmer’s Market

Chef and cookery teacher Andrew Kojima (‘Koj’) created this quick, seasonal recipe after being inspired by a trip to Stroud Farmer’s Market.

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Polly Lyster

The select few

The last time I met up with Lizzi Walton, around two years ago, I was struck by what an incredible force of nature she was. Pretty much single-handedly she was running Stroud International Textiles (SIT) from her Stroud studio cum office. How does one woman run a year-round programme of events supporting artists, designers and makers and then organise ‘select’, an internationally celebrated annual exhibition, bringing talents from around the globe to the Cotswolds?

Read full story »

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