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Top five things to do this weekend in Gloucestershire

As half-term draws to a close, you may have run out of things to do this weekend.

Keep yourselves entertained this weekend, with a scorching charity event by Sue Ryder, take your last chance to visit Taurus Crafts or Sudeley Castle for some half-term fun.

Celebrate the launch of World Vegan Month with Cirencester's second Vegan Fair or delight with classical music at the Cathedral.

If you're an early bird, you may be starting or even finishing your Christmas shopping. Keep a look out for the last few copies of Punchline Magazine's latest edition in Gloucester Quays, Sainsbury's at the Quays, Regent Arcade in Cheltenham, Five Valleys in Stroud and Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester.

1# Frighteningly good half-term fun for your little monsters! 

Where: Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU

When: Saturday, October 26, until Sunday, November 3

The programme offers a great selection of activities which will be frighteningly fun for your little monsters.

Taurus Crafts is part of the Camphill Village Trust, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. Taurus Crafts provides work and training opportunities, so people can interact with the public and gain confidence from their achievements.

The centre is open daily 10am until 5.00pm and is free to get in with a large free car park. Located just outside Lydney town on the A48.

For more information, call 01594 844841 or visit Taurus Crafts' website at or Facebook page at 

2# Celebrated classical guitarist returns to Gloucester Cathedral 

Where: Gloucester Cathedral

When: Saturday, November 2, 7pm

Having performed in concert at Gloucester Cathedral in front of delighted audiences for many years, he has firmly established himself as a favourite amongst music lovers in the city.

When asked about his numerous performances at the Cathedral, Durrant recalled: "Throughout the world there are some very special places in which to perform music.

"Gloucester Cathedral is undoubtedly one of these places - the atmosphere is just incredible, and I always feel inspired by the tangible history that the Cathedral carries... you can feel it in the essence of the building, in the energy of the space... and I feel that this can translate into the music."

Durrant will be returning to Gloucester Cathedral once again on Saturday (November 2) at 7pm to perform in what promises to be a recital full of passion and excitement.

The artists will be signing copies of the album following the concert, so don't miss this opportunity to get hold of your copy and hear two young players at the top of their game.

Tickets are £15, concessions £10 available from the 3 Choirs website.

3# Fair set to showcase your favourite vegan foods 

Where: Corn Hall Indoor Market, Cirencester

When: Sunday, November 3, 10am - 3pm

As well as a host of traders for you to browse and discover, there will also be a programme of talks and cookery demos taking place for you to get involved with throughout the day.

Entry to the fair is £2 on the door. Accompanied children under 14 free.

4# Be enchanted rather than spooked this Halloween  

Where: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

When: Now until Sunday, November 3

Follow a magical trail through Sudeley Castle and its gardens, discovering scenes from a host of famous stories from Grimm's fairy tales, including Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty.

Trail is included with admission tickets, and free for members.

Grimm Fairy tale storytelling will also take place with the Wicked Stepmother on November 1, 2 & 3 at 11.30am and 2pm each day.

5# Walk on hot coals and raise funds for local hospice 

Where: Cheltenham Area Civil Service Club, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

When: Friday, November 1, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Residents of Gloucestershire are being encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and take on a once-in-a-lifetime experience - walking barefoot on embers burning at 1,236 degrees!

The fire walking fundraising event takes place between 6.30pm and 10.30pm on Friday (November 1) at Cheltenham Area Civil Service Club on Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham.

It has been organised by a hospice volunteer, Paulette Vallois, to raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. 

Please note the minimum age for participation is 14 and places are limited. They will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entry is £33. To sign up, hot foot it to 

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