Art outside, on bodies, in Formula 1; and live lobsters are our flavours of the month!

Latest Rockers

It’s Rocker time again and we proudly present our latest five feisty, fabulous, flavoursome, al fresco and ever so slightly frisky rockers!

Fresh Air 2015

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A stunning outdoor art sculpture show hosted by art collectors Lucy and David Abel Smith. Wander around the beautiful gardens alongside the River Coln and marvel at the gorgeousness of art infused with (or in glorious contrast to) the Cotswold landscape. Now an established fixture in the art events calendar. On until July 5 2015

www.freshairsculpture.com

Mona Turnbull, Body artist

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Mona Turnbull, originally from Bangkok, now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and children. She used to be an administrator at Oxford University before canning that computer and flinging away the files when she discovered that she was much more talented as a face and body painting artist. Goodbye  Hello creativity! Her show-stopping creations amaze and delight, and her models regularly strut their stuff at Rock The Cotswolds events.

www.monaturnbull.co.uk

Chef’s Pantry at The Daffodil

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It’s got a bit fishy in Cheltenham. This landlocked town now has a deli with its very own crustacean tank: home to fresh live lobsters, crab and local crayfish. The Chef’s Pantry, is part of the successful restaurant (a former cinema), The Daffodil . Oh, it also sells artisan cheeses, British charcuterie, chef-prepared dishes and handmade patisseries along with everyday groceries and a small selection of fine wines and beers.

www.thedaffodil.com

CampdenBRI

Where do some of the biggest food names in the business do product testing? At CampdenBRI, Chipping Campden. This fascinating business provides technical support to food, drinks and allied industries, with lots of scientists in white coats discovering new tastes and flavours to make our tastebuds rock. It serves over 2,400 member companies and clients in more than 75 countries. Campden BRI developed a method for Rock the Cotswolds Rocker Black Moth to boost the flavour extracted from European Périgord truffles – the key (and very expensive) ingredient in the brand’s truffle vodka. It’s also helped Pukka Pies reduce pastry waste by 40% and carries out chemical testing to ensure that olive oil imported into the UK is as authentic as its label says it is.

www.campdenbri.co.uk

Paul Oz

Amazing Cheltenham-based visual artist and sculptor, working in collaboration with galleries and publishers worldwide.

Commissioned for character licenses, corporate and sports events, fundraising foundations and by F1 Teams, Theo Paphitis, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jenson Button, Rugby Players Association and Muhammad Ali – explosive 3D portraits in oils are a speciality, and sculpture with a twist. Officially licensed character projects include Mr Men and Little Miss, Star Trek and Thunderbirds. His party trick is performance live painting at parties, even on yachts for the Monaco GP.

www.pauloz.co.uk

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