When you visit Burford and take a stroll along the Hight Street it is easy to see why Burford is so loved. With its historical buildings, wonderful indie shops, dog-friendly pubs and cafe's and beautiful walks Burford surely is the perfect place to visit, stay and play but there is more to the gateway to the Cotswolds.
Burford has a strong local community, keen to support their town and retailers keen to offer the very best service to locals and visitors and support each other!
At the Madhatter Bookshop we are particularly lucky to have rather splendid next door neighbours. Alison and Ian own and run Cotswold Glass and Crafts where they offer delights of every kind, from gorgeous glass, made by Alison at her studio Goosey Glass to hand-made wooden furnishings, hand-painted lampshades and so very much more.
Not only do Alison and Ian help me out when I lock myself out, a booksellers mid is often on books not practical matters, they also provide a gin and tonic and a listening ear after a long day!
I am delighted that Alison and Ian have given over their workshop space for the Lit Fest and for this I am heartily grateful.
Alison's workshop space is bright and airy and has a wonderful history all of its own as it holds the window where Nell Gwynn held her baby to Charles II asking for a title.
If you are joining us at the Lit Fest on Sunday, chances are you will be able to see the window for yourself but please either arrive a little early or stay a little after and admire the beautiful things at Cotswold Glass and Crafts but the Gin is for Shopkeepers only :)
We look forward to seeing you at cotswoldglassandcrafts.co.uk and if you have not yet got your tickets then what are you waiting for, some of our events are nearly fully booked.
Tickets from www.burfordlitfest.co.uk