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Downton Gazette is a cultural website recently created just after the Covid-19 Pandemic in order to promote the beauty through art, music, theatre and literature and concerning whatever can be referred to Downton Abbey TV drama series.

Thus it's full of photographs of the enchanting and exquisite DA locations in Oxfordshire (Bampton, Shilton, Swinbrook and Cogges) and Highclere Castle and Estate. You can also find lots of mesmerizing articles celebrating UK art exhibitions, shows and celebrities.

Downton Gazette’s leader is a member of Friends of Highclere and The Shaw Society.

Downton Gazette is proudly supported by Fontana Shelter Art that provides Downton Gazette’s books with lovely illustrations. The latest one is ‘Shining Ocean’, the next one will be ‘Guiding Lights’ in tribute to Sir Matt Busby.

Fontana Shelter (a member of West Ox Arts Gallery in Bampton, Faringdon Art Society in Faringdon, Oxfordshire Artweeks in Oxford, an Opulent Art represented artist and a JaamZIN Creative Studio represented artist) carries on with the art activity of the Italian painter Luigi Fontana, specialized in pyrography and tempera colours.


Shining Ocean, by Downton Gazette cultural website:

An awesome tribute to Maria Doyle Kennedy’s songs and  Conor McPherson’s Shining City Production At Royal Stratford East 2021.

Set just after the Covid-19 Pandemic, Shining Ocean is a poignant story and a mesmerizing exploration about the sense of guilt and the search for light and redemption. Each event is majestically illustrated by the Fontana Shelter paintings recently on show at Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival 2023 and terrifically explained through the sublime lines of MDK’s songs and the touching dialogues of McPherson’s Play. That’s a sincere homage to the women, the power of resilience and gratitude.

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Some articles written by Downton Gazette are posted on Mainly Museums website