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I am a writer, musician, & French-speaking tour guide with 30 + years` experience in organising and leading general & specialist tours in English & French. I have also worked in Teaching and Examining English as a Foreign Language, Social Programme/Events organising, Music & Drama, & Museum Front of House/ Hospitality. I also have long-standing interests in Local History, Literature, Reading, Writing and Archaeology. I have lived & worked in France, Germany & Portugal, as an English Language Assistant & Teacher.
I offer walking and coach tours of Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stroud and the Valleys, Tetbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Birmingham and more, including Bristol Street Art & Laurie Lee/Slad Valley Walks, & history/landscape walks of Minchinhampton & Rodborough Commons. The latter can be with a WW2/US Forces component. I also offer general & specialised walks in and around Stratford House, aka The Museum in the Park, Stroud, where I worked for 13 years, with a special interest in the life and times of Soldier/Artist Edmund Gilling Hallewell Junior, of Stratford Cottage. I am currently contributing to a forthcoming book about Hallewell. Please get in touch if you would like tours, walks, materials and activities designed for your group, or if you have a special interest group.
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|BRONZE AGE LANDSCAPES: STONE CIRCLES, HENGES AND BARROWS.STONEHENGE, AVEBURY, ULEY, MYMPSFIELD, THE TOOTS|
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|ARTS, MUSIC, THEATRE|
|TOURS, WALKS AND ACTIVITIES FOR OVERSEAS AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS. GENERAL AND THEMED|
|THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDMUND GILLING HALLEWELL JUNIOR, ARTIST AND SOLDIER, OF PAINSWICK AND STROUD. THE CRIMEA.|
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Stroud and West of England Cloth Industry. Tennis balls to Snooker Tables. Mill Visits. Working Water Wheel and other Mill Visits can be arranged.
Bath, Bristol, Cardiff,Oxford, Stratford, Birmingham, London, Stroud, Painswick, Slad Valley/Laurie Lee Country, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester
Tours, Familiarisation trips for overseas groups and leaders, twinning tours.
Tours/activities for UK and overseas school groups/EFL groups
South West, South Cotswolds, North Cotswolds/Romantic Road, Bristol & Bath/ Forest of Dean. Cardiff, Birmingham, Warwick, Stratford
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts||
Cotswold Arts and Crafts, Arts and Crafts Movement, Stroud, Sapperton, Selsley, Chipping Campden.
Nature and wild-life walks, alternative energy/re-cycling
Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons, Selsley. Slad Valley, Frith Wood, Uplands, Bisley and Lypiatt.
Museum in the Park, Stroud. Guided Tours of the Museum. Walks, Talks on the History and Landscape of Stratford Park, and the Mini Arboretum.
DIP RSA TEFL; PGCE; BA HONS