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Slimbridge closes to all visitors until further notice Image

Slimbridge closes to all visitors until further notice

Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire has taken the 'difficult decision' to close to all visitors until further notice.

National Trust closes its park and gardens Image

National Trust closes its park and gardens

The National Trust has 'sadly' taken the decision to close its parks and gardens, in addition to its houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

Sir Michael Morpurgo issues plea to save Cotswold theatre Image

Sir Michael Morpurgo issues plea to save Cotswold theatre

Sir Michael Morpurgo, the internationally bestselling author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, has issued a letter to supporters of the Barn Theatre in Cirencester, pleading for support as the theatre launches its Save Our Barn campaign.

'Great sadness' as Lido opening delayed by coronavirus Image

'Great sadness' as Lido opening delayed by coronavirus

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham has 'with great sadness' announced that it is to delay this season's opening due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sub Rooms to close until end of April 'at least' Image

Sub Rooms to close until end of April 'at least'

The Stroud Subscription Rooms has announced that it is closing until at least April 30 and is cancelling or postponing all events at The Sub Rooms.

Air Tattoo cancelled by coronavirus crisis Image

Air Tattoo cancelled by coronavirus crisis

The Royal International Air Tattoo, due to take place at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this summer, has been cancelled.

Adam Henson 'devastated' to close Cotswold Farm Park Image

Adam Henson 'devastated' to close Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park is set to close its gates tomorrow afternoon (Friday) for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus.

Sudeley Castle closed until further notice Image

Sudeley Castle closed until further notice

Sudeley Castle and Gardens has closed until further notice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Polish Heritage Day postponed 'with a heavy heart' Image

Polish Heritage Day postponed 'with a heavy heart'

The 4th Polish Heritage Day in Gloucester, planned for May 11, has been postponed due to coronavirus.

Pandemic forces cancellation of festivals across Gloucestershire Image

Pandemic forces cancellation of festivals across Gloucestershire

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of a number of popular festivals across Gloucestershire.

Coronavirus stops trains on steam railway Image

Coronavirus stops trains on steam railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has suspended its steam and heritage diesel train services with immediate effect, over its 14-mile line between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway.

Lil is the new face of Giffords Circus Image

Lil is the new face of Giffords Circus

The star of the 2019 show, Lil Rice, and acclaimed director Cal McCrystal, together with long-time Giffords Circus’ musical director James Keay and rising star set and costume designer takis, are set to take circus co-founder and producer Nell Gifford’s extraordinary vision forwards this year with a brand-new show.

Renovated Education Room boost to castle visitors Image

Renovated Education Room boost to castle visitors

Berkeley Castle are very excited to be unveiling their newly-renovated Education Room in time for re-opening to visitors on Sunday, March 29.

Review: Ben Hur at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester Image

Review: Ben Hur at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester

A classic Built by Barn performance of a show within a show.

Celebration of Ireland's favourite sons The Dubliners Image

Celebration of Ireland's favourite sons The Dubliners

Direct from the West End, 'Seven Drunken Nights' brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons The Dubliners. 

The Fortunes still thrilling audiences after five decades Image

The Fortunes still thrilling audiences after five decades

The long-established English harmony beat group The Fortunes are set to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall on March 24, supported by local group Rockology, in aid of the Mayor’s charities, Cruse Bereavement Care and St Margaret’s Hall.

Choral masterpiece to be performed in stunning setting Image

Choral masterpiece to be performed in stunning setting

Stroud Choral Society, conducted for the last time by their renowned musical director Huw Williams, with four internationally recognised soloists and the Bristol Ensemble orchestra, will perform Bach Mass in B Minor on Saturday (March 14).

Cheltenham Music Festival set to be another classic Image

Cheltenham Music Festival set to be another classic

Cheltenham Music Festival has announced 10 days of creative programming for its 76th Festival in July, as innovator and composer Jules Buckley joins as guest curator. 

Joe Pasquale set to bring the house down as Frank Spencer Image

Joe Pasquale set to bring the house down as Frank Spencer

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally as Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em arrives in Cheltenham with Joe Pasquale as the loveable, accident-prone Frank Spencer next week.

A new trail springs up at Westonbirt Arboretum Image

A new trail springs up at Westonbirt Arboretum

After a long and wet winter, the first signs that spring is on the way are starting to be spotted at Forestry England’s Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. 

Local musicians join together for unique concert Image

Local musicians join together for unique concert

Local bands the Stroud Ukulele Orchestra (UkeStroud) and The Whiteshillbillies are joining forces for what promises to be a truly great evening.

It's only Rock 'n' Roll, but we like it! Image

It's only Rock 'n' Roll, but we like it!

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock ’n’ Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. 

Explore the more curious aspects of the Cotswolds Image

Explore the more curious aspects of the Cotswolds

Cotswold Peculiars will be presented at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester by collections assistant Dr Caroline Morris on Wednesday, March 18, at 2.30pm.

Embrace and The Lightning Seeds added to Wychwood Festival line-up Image

Embrace and The Lightning Seeds added to Wychwood Festival line-up

Cheltenham-based Wychwood Festival have make their second line-up announcement, with Embrace and The Lightning Seeds added to the bill with even more to come! 

Dresden sextet in lunchtime Cathedral concert Image

Dresden sextet in lunchtime Cathedral concert

SoliDeisten - a sextet of Dresden soloists - are performing an informal free lunchtime concert in the Nave of Gloucester Cathedral tomorrow (Friday).

Bremner's back at The Barn for Easter fun Image

Bremner's back at The Barn for Easter fun

As part of the Bremner at the Barn season, the UK’s best loved impressionist and comedian, returns to Cirencester with his Rory’s Easter Bunny Special on Sunday, March 15.

Create a colour wheel and be part of new exhibition Image

Create a colour wheel and be part of new exhibition

Colour-ways: Lights Works by Liz West brings colour to The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum in a new and exciting way.  

Stroud Film Festival is up and running Image

Stroud Film Festival is up and running

The sixth Stroud Film Festival is underway with events running at 12 independent venues across the town and beyond. 

Male voice choir celebrates 50 years of singing and fund-raising Image

Male voice choir celebrates 50 years of singing and fund-raising

Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir is celebrating its Golden Jubilee by putting on four special charity concerts this year in what it is calling the 'Four Seasons' Concert Series.

ABBA tribute evening in aid of local charity Image

ABBA tribute evening in aid of local charity

ABBA lovers are in for a great evening of song and dance this coming weekend, all in aid of a Gloucestershire-based charity.

Special guests to

Special guests to "Funk It Up" at this year's Phoenix Festival

The Phoenix Festival is excited to announce that Robbie Glenn, the UKs best Bruno Mars Tribute Act, is to top the line-up as special guests on Saturday, August 29. So get ready for some “Uptown Funk”!

WIN: Two tickets to The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse Image

WIN: Two tickets to The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Fancy a day out at one of the biggest days in sport?

Mitcheldean is looking forward to another great festival Image

Mitcheldean is looking forward to another great festival

Mitcheldean Festival looks set to be another fabulous event this summer with huge interest already from those looking to take part.

Prepare for four days of extraordinary Image

Prepare for four days of extraordinary

From the roar of the crowd, to the thrill of the action, The Jockey Club opens its doors for four of the biggest days in sport as over 260,000 people flock through the gates when Jump racing’s top protagonists take to their greatest stage from March 10-13, at The Festival™ presented by Magners.

First look at the Barn Theatre's new production of Ben Hur Image

First look at the Barn Theatre's new production of Ben Hur

The Barn Theatre at Cirencester have released rehearsal photos for their upcoming Built by Barn production of the comedy Ben Hur by Olivier award-winning playwright Patrick Barlow.

World premiere stage production of award-winning TV series Image

World premiere stage production of award-winning TV series

Following the huge, sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical and the Everyman Theatre production of A Passionate Woman, Kay Mellor returns to Cheltenham with the world premiere stage production of the multi-award winning TV series Band of Gold.

Another great line-up in the offing at Wychwood Festival Image

Another great line-up in the offing at Wychwood Festival

The much-loved Wychwood Festival, established for 16 years, is back in Cheltenham this May with a music line-up including headliners The Divine Comedy and The Christians.

Lloyd Cole still causing a commotion Image

Lloyd Cole still causing a commotion

Lloyd Cole, who burst onto the British music scene with his band The Commotions in the mid-1980s, brings his latest tour From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork to Cheltenham Town Hall in April.

Cloister Challenge sleep-out celebrates fifth year at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Cloister Challenge sleep-out celebrates fifth year at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester’s annual Cloister Challenge event returns to the Cathedral on Friday, March 20, marking its fifth anniversary raising money for the homeless and vulnerable.

Hear the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year play Image

Hear the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year play

The Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2019 will be giving a recital at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham on Friday (February 28) evening.

Get set for a Mr Blue Sky moment Image

Get set for a Mr Blue Sky moment

The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. 

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