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Top five things to do this weekend in Gloucestershire

Whether you have just come back from your holidays or preparing to set sail in a couple of weeks, keep yourselves occupied this weekend with fantastic events taking place around the county of Gloucestershire.

1# Fun times ahead at The Ramblers Club 

Where: The Ramblers Club, 62 Milton Avenue, Gloucester GL2 5AS

When: Various dates

It's all happening at The Ramblers Club at Podsmead, Gloucester, this August with three fun events planned.

The 'pub in a club' is working in partnership with Dazzle Dust Productions this Saturday night (August 10) to bring you a Karaoke Night from 7.30pm - 12am.

Whether you want to just sit and watch the singers have fun or if you're a "singer" and want to get up, come have a laugh and join in the fun! There will be lots of classic tunes to get you up and dancing to throughout the night. And The Ramblers Club also serves the only Pink Gin Slush in Gloucester - you just have to try one of these!

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are on sale online at  or at The Ramblers Club, Podsmead Community Centre.

2# Fun-filled day with four-legged friends 

Where: Saul Junction Marina, Frampton on Severn, GL2 7JY

When: Sunday, August 11, 10am-3pm (dog show starts 11.30am)

Come and have fun and celebrate the amazing work of Teckels Animal Sanctuaries this Sunday (August 11) at their annual summer Fun Dog Show.

After almost closing at the end of last year, Teckels Animal Sanctuaries has received overwhelming support from local people.

At just £2 to get in, you will have a fun-filled day in the knowledge that you are supporting your local animal rescue!

3# It's all things ukelele at Taurus Crafts 

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

When: Sunday, August 11, 12 noon to 5.30pm

If you are looking for a special day out with a difference why not try the next big event at Taurus Crafts? Their fourth annual Ukulele Day takes place this Sunday (August 11).

Tom Haverly, marketing and event manager at Taurus Crafts, said: "It's all things ukulele at our fourth Ukulele Day - you can watch ukulele bands, join in with the mass jam, buy a ukulele at the mini market, have a free lesson with Sarah Kelly, bring a ukulele and join the buskers... and even make your own Hawaiian Lei necklace for free!"

The Ukelele Day runs from 12pm until 5.30pm with free parking. For more information, visit 

4# Thank You For The Music 

Where: Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

When: Thursday, August 8, and Friday, August 9, 7.30pm

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA's number one hits to the stage in a production like no other.

The hugely popular show combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that'll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again!

Tickets are £18 to £26 and available from the Roses box office.

5# Raise a glass for Hillside's beer festival 

Where: Hillside Brewery, Holly Bush Farm, Ross Road, Longhope, Glos GL17 0NG

When: Friday, August 9, to Sunday, August 11

Hillside Brewery at Longhope is gearing up for an 'awesome weekend' as it welcomes drinkers to its three-day beer festival.

More than 24 beers and five ciders will be on offer with live music on Saturday and weekend camping available.

The festival will be open from 6pm on Friday for campers to set up and beer and food will be available at the bar.

On Saturday a great mix of music will be provided by The Blueshounds (2pm), White Spice (6.30pm) and Shut Up and Dance (9.30pm).

On Sunday there is free entry with reduced bar prices!

Children's entry is free and there is a play area for them to enjoy. Well-behaved dogs.

Tickets start at £6 and go up to £14 for the whole weekend.

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