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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Get set for a Mr Blue Sky moment

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

Vintage night of Quo at the Watson Hall Image

Vintage night of Quo at the Watson Hall

Original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan and his great band bring you a night of vintage Quo at the Watson Hall, Tewkesbury on Saturday night (February 29).

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Two cracking but contrasting concerts at Tetbury Goods Shed

There's a weekend of contrasting concerts for music lovers to look forward to at Tetbury Goods Shed...but both promise to provide high-class entertainment.

Chance for a band to play in Cheltenham's French twin town Image

Chance for a band to play in Cheltenham's French twin town

Are you a musician in a band who would be interested in playing at the Fete de la Musique 2020 (music festival) in Cheltenham’s beautiful twin town of Annecy in France? Or know someone who is?

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The return of Cheltenham Vegan Fair after three years!

Cheltenham Vegan Fair will take place at the Park Campus, part of the University of Gloucestershire, on Saturday (February 22) and will be an epic celebration of all things plant-based.  

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Show's just the ticket to help you let off steam

The hilarious LipService Theatre Company bring their show Strangers on a Train Set to the Roses Theatre next week.

Charity yoga and mindfulness event to be held in Gloucester Image

Charity yoga and mindfulness event to be held in Gloucester

Yoga and mindfulness classes will be taken by professional teachers as part of an event for local medical charity Cobalt. 

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'Pause for Hope' for those affected by cancer

Gloucester Cathedral is to host an ecumenical 'Pause for Hope' service praying for those affected by cancer on Thursday, March 19, at 7.30pm.

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Come to opening of district's first community hub for older people

Stonehouse residents are invited to the official opening of Stroud District Council’s first community hub for older people.

This weird and wacky family is bound to steal your heart! Image

This weird and wacky family is bound to steal your heart!

Based on an all-time family favourite, The Barn Academy brings the world’s wackiest family to Cirencester! 

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Celebrate the great outdoors at Gloucester Races

Gloucester Races and Country Fair, in association with MS Amlin, promises to be a fun-filled sporting event for the whole family.

Sudeley Castle celebrates its earliest ever opening Image

Sudeley Castle celebrates its earliest ever opening

To celebrate its most exciting year yet, award-winning Sudeley Castle and Gardens, is offering visitors a whole month more of adventure, history and family fun.

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Half-term top ten things to do in Gloucestershire

Planning your half-term activities? These are the top ten places to visit.

I-Mmigrate Exhibition opens at The Museum of Gloucester Image

I-Mmigrate Exhibition opens at The Museum of Gloucester

Nowans Community Trust is showcasing its projects, the Lives of Colour I-Mmigrate exhibition and the Authors of Colour book club initiative, in partnership with The Museum of Gloucester.

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Irish music legends to entertain Cheltenham audience

Legends of Irish music and song, The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years.

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Auditions for boy and girl choristers at Gloucester Cathedral

Singing auditions for aspiring choristers are set to take place at Gloucester Cathedral later this month. If you know a girl or boy that loves to sing, now is the time to get in touch.

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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…

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Eat, drink and be Irish at St Patrick's Day Ball

Gloucester Irish Club is holding a St Patrick's Day Ball on Saturday, March 14, and is welcoming everyone to come along and celebrate and help its fundraising for the club and the community.

10 great half-term activities for children to enjoy in Stroud district Image

10 great half-term activities for children to enjoy in Stroud district

It’s half term for most school pupils next week – so Stroud District Council has drawn together a list of some of good value events and activities to help parents on a budget.

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February fun at Westonbirt Arboretum

To help keep the Cotswolds entertained in the great outdoors, Westonbirt The National Arboretum is hosting an exciting series of events to keep all ages entertained this February half-term.

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Discover more about the hidden music of Gloucester and the Cotswolds

An illustrated talk about the hidden music of Gloucester and the Cotswolds will be given by Gwilym Davies at Llanthony Secunda Priory next week.

2020 Phoenix Festival is set to be a

2020 Phoenix Festival is set to be a "Thriller"!

Cirencester's Phoenix Festival is delighted to announce that bringing the festival to a thrilling close on Sunday, August 30, are special guests ‘Michael starring Ben’, the greatest tribute to Michael Jackson in the world.

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GB hockey star set to pass on his skills

A Great Britain hockey star will be passing on his skills to young people in the Cotswolds during a half-term junior hockey camp at Chipping Campden School.

Fabulous programme of half-term activities at Taurus Crafts Image

Fabulous programme of half-term activities at Taurus Crafts

An eclectic mix for all budgets is on offer at Taurus Crafts this half-term to keep families amused and entertained.

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Prolific writer and broadcaster heading for Tewkesbury

The irrepressible Mark Steel is on tour again in 2020, and heading to the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury on Thursday, May 21.  

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Top five things to do this weekend

Find something fun to do this weekend in Gloucestershire.

Stunning tribute to the 'Prince of Soul' Image

Stunning tribute to the 'Prince of Soul'

Let’s get it on with a special evening of the ‘Prince of Soul’ with the velvet falsetto, Marvin Gaye.

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You really knead to get on bread-making course!

There's a great chance to learn all about bread-making at a day-long course at the StarBisto at Ullenwood National Star in April.

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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.

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Become a spy this half-term at Sudeley Castle

Cheltenham is home of the acclaimed intelligence centre GCHQ, so it’s no surprise that one of the area’s leading family attractions, Sudeley Castle, has designed a brand-new spy-themed activity for February half-term visitors.

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Stroud Fiver Fest set to champion local businesses

WSP Solicitors will be lead sponsors of Stroud Fiver Fest, part of a national initiative supporting local and independent businesses, running from February 15 until February 29.

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Make a splash at Slimbridge's 2020 Puddle Jumping Championships

This February half-term, children and adults alike are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in puddle jumping championships being held at Slimbridge Wetland Centre and all WWT centres.

'Valentine's a Drag Ball' at the Sub Rooms Image

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

Stroud Sub Rooms is set to come alive with a spectacle of colour, music and fun entertainment for Valentine’s Day this year with headline acts from drag queens who regularly appear with some of the biggest names in show business.

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Snowdrop Celebration weekend at Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park in Stroud is holding its first-ever Snowdrop Celebration this coming weekend.

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