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Gloucester names starting line-up for marketing board Image

Gloucester names starting line-up for marketing board

Gloucester City Council has announced the make-up of the panel which will help shape the future of the city's tourism promotion.

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.

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