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Alzheimer's Society polo day in the Cotswolds Image

Alzheimer's Society polo day in the Cotswolds

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to unite against dementia and save the date of its charity polo day taking place in the Cotswolds this summer.

Top ten things to do in Gloucestershire this Christmas Image

Top ten things to do in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Schools are closing and work is winding down, so we have put together our top pick of activities and events to get you into festive spirit in Gloucestershire this Christmas.

Spectacular light installation to shine bright for GARAS at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Spectacular light installation to shine bright for GARAS at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is host an immersive artwork in the New Year to recognise Gloucestershire refugees throughout history.

'No-strings attached' - puppetry exhibition at Museum of Gloucester now free! Image

'No-strings attached' - puppetry exhibition at Museum of Gloucester now free!

More people than ever can now see the Museum of Gloucester’s ‘The Magical World of William Simmonds: Puppets and Paintings’ exhibition as it is now free to enter.

Brace yourself for a chilly Christmas Day swim Image

Brace yourself for a chilly Christmas Day swim

Brave souls can have a bracing dip at Cheltenham's Sandford Parks Lido on Christmas morning before tucking into their Christmas Day lunch.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas Image

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. 

Prepare for a giant of a panto not to be missed! Image

Prepare for a giant of a panto not to be missed!

There are just two days until the cast of Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime burst onto the stage at The Subscription Rooms in Stroud.

Join in with a seasonal Tetbury tradition Image

Join in with a seasonal Tetbury tradition

Carols at the Goods Shed is an event that has become something of a Tetbury tradition and for many marks the beginning of Christmas in the town. 

Quacking day out returns to raise vital funds for hospice Image

Quacking day out returns to raise vital funds for hospice

Following on from last year’s ‘quacking’ success, families in Gloucestershire are once again in for a real ‘tweet’ when National Rubber Duck Day races return to Pittville Park in Cheltenham on Sunday, January 12.

Hundreds of performers expected at Stroud Wassail 2020 Image

Hundreds of performers expected at Stroud Wassail 2020

Stroud Wassail is expanding the activities and entertainment available at the traditional event in the New Year, with hundreds of performers set to take part.

New cinema equipment at the Corinium Museum Image

New cinema equipment at the Corinium Museum

The Corinium Museum in Cirencester has installed new state-of-the-art cinema equipment and will be screening a full programme of Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company live performances.

Victorian Christmas brought to life in the Cotswolds Image

Victorian Christmas brought to life in the Cotswolds

From Time to Time presents A Victorian Christmas at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. 

Special guests add to atmosphere of school's Christmas Concert Image

Special guests add to atmosphere of school's Christmas Concert

Newent Community School are looking forward to welcoming some special guests to their Christmas Concert tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.

Enjoy the sound of brass in candlelit church Image

Enjoy the sound of brass in candlelit church

Everyone is welcome to a festive favourite for all the family - Brass by Candelight.

A quintessentially British and humorous take on climate change Image

A quintessentially British and humorous take on climate change

There's a chance to view a new film on climate change and take part in a Q&A with its director and special guests, including Jonathan Porritt, at Cheltenham's Bacon Theatre in the New Year.

Air Tattoo goes halves with neighbours Image

Air Tattoo goes halves with neighbours

Residents living within specific postcodes close to RAF Fairford are again being offered special half-price tickets to the Royal International Air Tattoo as a thank-you from the organisers.

Spitfire Sisters return to Tetbury for Christmas special Image

Spitfire Sisters return to Tetbury for Christmas special

The Spitfire Sisters return to Tetbury Goods Shed on Sunday (December 15) for a Christmas special.

Evening of music and laughter with legendary keyboardist Image

Evening of music and laughter with legendary keyboardist

Join Rick Wakeman for a far from intimate festive evening of music and laughter with his 'Grumpy Old Christmas Show' at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Party night of house music and drum and bass Image

Party night of house music and drum and bass

Lovers of house music and drum and bass are in for a treat on Saturday night (December 14) when R Kid Promotions stage their launch party at Café Rene in Gloucester.

Legendary DJ Tony Blackburn to host Sounds of the 60s Live Image

Legendary DJ Tony Blackburn to host Sounds of the 60s Live

Radio 2's legendary DJ Tony Blackburn hosts an evening of 60s classics at Cheltenham Town Hall on Tuesday, December 17.

Enjoy a traditional Christmas magic lantern show Image

Enjoy a traditional Christmas magic lantern show

This Friday, December 13, sees the first of Llanthony Secunda Priory’s ‘Henry Dene Talks’. Take a trip back in time with Patrick Furley and enjoy a traditional Christmas magic lantern show.

Market set to create a memorable Christmas experience Image

Market set to create a memorable Christmas experience

This coming Saturday sees the first Christmas Market organised by Cambray Baptist Church, which is set to be an exciting event with over 30 stalls selling various wares.

Extraordinary Irish singer brings back her Christmas show Image

Extraordinary Irish singer brings back her Christmas show

Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, is bringing her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a third year running this December.

PANTO REVIEW: Cinderella at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Image

PANTO REVIEW: Cinderella at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

I took my family to Cinderella wondering how the Everyman could possibly better their pantomimes of the past few years, yet somehow they have managed to do so with this fantastic show.

Christmas Presence concert returns with a new home Image

Christmas Presence concert returns with a new home

The Door’s much-loved Christmas Presence concert returns this week with a new home at John Street Baptist Church in Stroud.

Church to be filled with over 100 Christmas trees! Image

Church to be filled with over 100 Christmas trees!

On Saturday, December 14, Holy Trinity Church in Badgeworth will be holding its first Christmas Tree Festival. 

Series of special seasonal performances at Sudeley Castle Image

Series of special seasonal performances at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle and Gardens is inviting families and Christmas carol connoisseurs to get into the festive spirit and enjoy a series of special performances from local choirs, singers and dancers.

Take a magical steam train ride through the woods Image

Take a magical steam train ride through the woods

Experience a magical steam train journey in the dark through illuminated woods on a Twilight Trains ride with Perrygrove Railway.

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Top five what's on this weekend

Get into the festive spirit with theatre shows, family days out, musical performances, carols and Christmas light switch-on.

PANTO REVIEW: Aladdin at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Image

PANTO REVIEW: Aladdin at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

The Roses has delivered another 'Christmas Crocker cracker' with its fun-packed, fast-moving, song-and-dance festive pantomime Aladdin.

Christmas Singalong at historic Priory Image

Christmas Singalong at historic Priory

A charity Christmas Carol Singalong is being held at the historic Blackfriars Priory, off Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, on Tuesday, December 17.

Flock to Westonbirt Arboretum...an alien has landed! Image

Flock to Westonbirt Arboretum...an alien has landed!

For the very first time in history, Forestry England has confirmed that an alien has crash landed into Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. 

A touch of winter madness in reinvented classic tale Image

A touch of winter madness in reinvented classic tale

Gloucester-based Rain or Shine Theatre Company are bringing their comic retelling of the classic tale The Wind in the Willows to various venues in Gloucestershire over the festive season.

Tetbury gearing up for fabulous Christmas celebrations Image

Tetbury gearing up for fabulous Christmas celebrations

Excitement is mounting in Tetbury as the Gloucestershire town prepares to get all festive this weekend.

An evening of beautiful music in historic setting Image

An evening of beautiful music in historic setting

Orchestra Pro Anima will be performing at Berkeley Castle on Sunday evening in a popular event that continues to bring its seasonal magic to delighted audiences. 

Church offers oasis to shoppers at Minster Merriment Image

Church offers oasis to shoppers at Minster Merriment

Weary Cheltenham Christmas shoppers are being offer a free hog roast, a glass of mulled wine and Christmas carols this Saturday...what more could you ask for?

Choristers to perform with internationally acclaimed clarinettist Image

Choristers to perform with internationally acclaimed clarinettist

Internationally acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson will perform her Songs of Celebration with the boy and girl choristers of Gloucester Cathedral, conducted by Adrian Partington, in a special Christmas concert on Saturday (December 7) at 11am.

Candlelit carol concert in support of grieving children Image

Candlelit carol concert in support of grieving children

A celebratory Christmas carol concert will take place on Wednesday (December 4) at St Mark Church, Cheltenham, to remember and reflect on the things that matter most at this poignant time of year.

New film about world record-holder Mel Nicholls to be screened at Hartpury Image

New film about world record-holder Mel Nicholls to be screened at Hartpury

Hartpury University is excited to be hosting a special screening of the inspirational new film about Hartpury graduate, world record-holder and Paralympian Mel Nicholls, tomorrow evening (Tuesday, December 3).

Choirs ready to share the Joy of Christmas Image

Choirs ready to share the Joy of Christmas

One of Cheltenham's leading chamber choirs will be joined by a variety of other local choirs for The Joy of Christmas Concert at St Matthew's Church, Cheltenham, on Saturday, December 7.

Christmas jumpers on show at Cheltenham Racecourse Image

Christmas jumpers on show at Cheltenham Racecourse

On Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, Cheltenham Racecourse will celebrate Christmas Jumper Day and encourage all racegoers to don their festive jumper for the two-day International meeting.

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