Events

  Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
RSPB Nature Walk (Weather Permitting) (2:00PM)

There's lots to explore on our new hour-long Saturday strolls around the farmland that is part of Darts Farm. (And there's a walk every Saturday of the year.)

We'll look for kingfishers, buzzards and all sorts of other exciting farmland wildlife.

Our walks are Family Friendly too. Children love our Bird Bingo - it certainly is a fun way to keep the little ones occupied on the walk.

Meet outside Cotswold Outdoor or pop up to the RSPB shop on the first floor above Cotswold Outdoor.

No booking usually required but we would appreciate a couple of day's notice if there are 10 or more in your party.

Adult £3 (includes usage of RSPB branded binoculars - 'Avocets' ; 'Puffins' )
Children free.
Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.




Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Winter Warmers (11:00AM)

The AGA Shop

Garton King Appliances

With David Pengelly

 *Winter Warmers*

 

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS 2017 11am till 1pm

£22.00 each

New AGA owners - Please note that should you wish to exchange your 2 free of charge AGA basic demonstration places for a themed demonstration, there will be a charge of £10 per place.

***15% DISCOUNT OFF ALL COOKWARE PURCHASES ON THE DAY

*** Excluding electricals & wooden airers. Not in conjunction with any other offers

 

Please be advised that we cannot seat you until 15 minutes prior to start of demonstration. Demonstrations run 11am - 1pm.  

 

Contact Tel: 01392 878262




Saturday, February 18, 2017
RSPB Nature Walk (Weather Permitting) (2:00PM)

There's lots to explore on our new hour-long Saturday strolls around the farmland that is part of Darts Farm. (And there's a walk every Saturday of the year.)

We'll look for kingfishers, buzzards and all sorts of other exciting farmland wildlife.

Our walks are Family Friendly too. Children love our Bird Bingo - it certainly is a fun way to keep the little ones occupied on the walk.

Meet outside Cotswold Outdoor or pop up to the RSPB shop on the first floor above Cotswold Outdoor.

No booking usually required but we would appreciate a couple of day's notice if there are 10 or more in your party.

Adult £3 (includes usage of RSPB branded binoculars - 'Avocets' ; 'Puffins' )
Children free.
Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.




Monday, February 20, 2017
Adrian Oakes Spring Photography Course 2017 (6:30PM)

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Buy tickets here

More of Adrian's work can be seen here: http://www.adrianoakes.com

 

COURSE ITINERARY

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Week 1: Introduction to digital photography

Example images

Your cameras: Familiarity, settings and modes

Building a stable working foundation

Correct handholding technique

Avoiding camera shake

Focusing

Re-composing

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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Week 2: How to take a great photo

Locating a great shot

Composition and balance

Rule of thirds

Layers, space and light as subject

Depth of field and apertures

Symmetry and vectors

Lead in, eye-line and perspective

Foreground interest

Avoiding cliché

Using light correctly

How to get ‘sharp’ images consistently

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 3: Understanding the limits of your camera

Exposure compensation

Bracketing

Dynamic range limitations explained and integration through post processing

Colour harmony

Using filters

Shooting in low light

The magic hours

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 4:Landscapes and Panoramas

Panoramics

Mastering live view

Using the ‘Manual Mode’

Tripod use

Long exposures and the effects of shutter speeds

Reflections

Understanding RAW

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 5: Outdoor practical landscape session 

(Please note. This will be week 6 on the Spring course due to sunset times)

Photographing people.

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 6: Course refresher and post processing tuition

Question and answer session

Kit buying advice

Post processing tuition session using Adobe Elements and CS6

Photographers are invited to bring a laptop (Adobe Elements or Photoshop needed)

Bringing a laptop is not compulsory.




Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Making The Most Of Your AGA (11:00AM)

The AGA Shop

Garton King Appliances

With David Pengelly

 *Making the most of your AGA*

 

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS 2017 11am till 1pm

£22.00 each

New AGA owners - Please note that should you wish to exchange your 2 free of charge AGA basic demonstration places for a themed demonstration, there will be a charge of £10 per place.

***15% DISCOUNT OFF ALL COOKWARE PURCHASES ON THE DAY

*** Excluding electricals & wooden airers. Not in conjunction with any other offers

 

Please be advised that we cannot seat you until 15 minutes prior to start of demonstration. Demonstrations run 11am - 1pm.  

 

Contact Tel: 01392 878262




Sunday, February 26, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Adrian Oakes Spring Photography Course 2017 (6:30PM)

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Buy tickets here

More of Adrian's work can be seen here: http://www.adrianoakes.com

 

COURSE ITINERARY

-

Week 1: Introduction to digital photography

Example images

Your cameras: Familiarity, settings and modes

Building a stable working foundation

Correct handholding technique

Avoiding camera shake

Focusing

Re-composing

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 2: How to take a great photo

Locating a great shot

Composition and balance

Rule of thirds

Layers, space and light as subject

Depth of field and apertures

Symmetry and vectors

Lead in, eye-line and perspective

Foreground interest

Avoiding cliché

Using light correctly

How to get ‘sharp’ images consistently

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 3: Understanding the limits of your camera

Exposure compensation

Bracketing

Dynamic range limitations explained and integration through post processing

Colour harmony

Using filters

Shooting in low light

The magic hours

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 4:Landscapes and Panoramas

Panoramics

Mastering live view

Using the ‘Manual Mode’

Tripod use

Long exposures and the effects of shutter speeds

Reflections

Understanding RAW

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 5: Outdoor practical landscape session 

(Please note. This will be week 6 on the Spring course due to sunset times)

Photographing people.

Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

-

Week 6: Course refresher and post processing tuition

Question and answer session

Kit buying advice

Post processing tuition session using Adobe Elements and CS6

Photographers are invited to bring a laptop (Adobe Elements or Photoshop needed)

Bringing a laptop is not compulsory.




Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Making The Most Of Your Dual Control AGA (11:00AM)

The AGA Shop

Garton King Appliances

With David Pengelly

 *Making the most of your dual control AGA*

 

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS 2017 11am till 1pm

£22.00 each

New AGA owners - Please note that should you wish to exchange your 2 free of charge AGA basic demonstration places for a themed demonstration, there will be a charge of £10 per place.

***15% DISCOUNT OFF ALL COOKWARE PURCHASES ON THE DAY

*** Excluding electricals & wooden airers. Not in conjunction with any other offers

 

Please be advised that we cannot seat you until 15 minutes prior to start of demonstration. Demonstrations run 11am - 1pm.  

 

Contact Tel: 01392 878262




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