An art gallery inside a phone box will open in the Cotswolds this weekend.

The Telephone Gallery, housed within a K6 red telephone kiosk next to the Village Shop in Ashton Keynes, opens on Saturday, March 12 at 12pm.

The parish council, together with David Hartland from Cotswold Sculpture Park, will cut the ribbon and unveil the first exhibition.

The telephone kiosk will host regular exhibitions, curated by Kathryn Gray who welcomes exhibitions and displays from local artists and craftspeople.

The parish council bought the telephone box for £1 under the BT Adopt a Kiosk scheme and it lay empty for some years.

The kiosk, which was installed in the 1930s, was restored last year to its former glory by a team led by councillor Russell Blackaller. He sought proposals for its use and Kathryn’s idea was accepted.

As the red telephone kiosk is such a British icon, the inaugural exhibition is Icons of London, a printed textile display featuring prints of London icons by Year 2 children at Ashton Keynes Primary School.