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Top five things to do this Valentine's weekend

We're looking forward to spending the weekend with the ones we love and there's something for everyone to enjoy this weekend...

Make sure you pre-book your favourite restaurant or get your takeaway order in early too.

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1# 'Valentine's a Drag Ball' at the Sub Rooms 

Where: Stroud Subscription Rooms

When: Friday, February 14, 8pm

On Friday, February 14, the Subscription Rooms will be holding a 'Valentine's a Drag Ball' featuring Sink The Pink, a collective of dancers and DJs who have recently toured with Spice Girl Mel C and appeared on the New Year's Eve special of the popular TV programme The Graham Norton Show.

Organisers recommend the event to anyone who is a fan of international television sensation RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as those looking for a fantastic alternative Valentine's present - or people looking to let down their hair down and dance to some of the hottest club DJs.

Valentines A Drag Ball takes place on Friday, February 14, at 8pm. For tickets and more information, visit thesubrooms.co.uk 

2# Beat the winter blues with sunny singalong at charity film screening  

The University of Gloucestershire and Sibling Distillery have teamed up with volunteers at a local hospice to chase away the winter blues and raise vital funds for local families needing palliative care and bereavement support.

The Mamma Mia Experience, being held at Gloucestershire University's Park Campus on Saturday, February 15, at 6pm, will raise smiles and vital funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

As well as enjoying a screening of the singalong version of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, guests will enjoy a Greek-style buffet, games offering prizes from paintballing parties to artwork and a wine wall with the chance of winning some top quality bottles of wine. There will also be a tasty Sibling G&T and Battledown Beer bar available, offering the chance to enjoy an ice cold G&T.

Tickets are minimum donation of £12 and are available online now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mamma-mia-experience-in-support-of-sue-ryder-leckhampton-court-hospice-tickets-79514922273 and for more information on Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice visit www.sueryder.org/leckhampton 

3# Stunning tribute to the 'Prince of Soul' 

Where: Cheltenham Town Hall

When: Saturday, February 15, 7.30pm

Expect stunning soulful vocals from the charismatic Wayne Hernandez, incredible harmonies and infectious energy from the star-studded Don't Stop the Beat 10-piece band that are guaranteed to get the room moving.

You might recognise Wayne as part of the Kingdom Choir who sang at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018 and his band have quite a repertoire too! Wayne is thrilled to be playing Cheltenham Town Hall for the first time.

See the Town Hall website for ticket information.

4# A nostalgic yet contemporary night out 

Where: Prema Arts Centre, South Street, Uley, nr Dursley, GL11 5SS

When: Saturday, February 15, 7.30pm

The films offered are Chaplin's 'The Professor' and 'Pay Day' with Buster Keaton's 'The Goat' and some cartoon goodness from Koko the Clown. A nostalgic yet contemporary night out and very suitable for audiences of all ages. Go on, it'll be a right treat for the start of half-term!

Tickets are priced £12, £9 concessions or £16 on the night. They can be booked via the Prema website.

5# Sell-out likely for vocal supergroup's tribute show 

Where: The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

When: Saturday, February 15, 7.30pm

The show features four leading men direct from London's West End, several of whom have toured with the global smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Charming, cheeky and extremely charismatic, Frankie's Guys are the epitome of great live entertainment.

Join the guys and their incredible band for an unforgettable night on which they will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, performing timeless classics such as Big Girls Don't Cry, Let's Hang on, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, December 63 and many more.

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at the Barn Theatre  

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