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The Gruffalo is returning to Westonbirt Image

The Gruffalo is returning to Westonbirt

The Gruffalo is returning to Westonbirt, the National Arboretum with an exciting new augmented reality app

Cotswold Canals Trust charity shop to reopen at new home Image

Cotswold Canals Trust charity shop to reopen at new home

The much-loved Cotswold Canals Trust (CCT) charity book and music shop is set to reopen on Saturday (May 1).

Star names confirmed for return of Cheltenham Jazz Festival Image

Star names confirmed for return of Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival is set to return this weekend with star names taking part in a free-to-view, two-day digital event.

Scottish comic to perform at first Town Hall event post-lockdown Image

Scottish comic to perform at first Town Hall event post-lockdown

Cheltenham Town Hall's first official event since lockdown (subject to the Government roadmap) will be Scottish international comedy star Daniel Sloss.

Hollie Gazzard Trust Walk goes virtual Image

Hollie Gazzard Trust Walk goes virtual

This year's Hollie Gazzard Trust’s Walk is taking place virtually - so you can Walk4Hollie Your Way.

Barn doors set to open again in May Image

Barn doors set to open again in May

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester will reopen on May 18 with a co-production world premiere of Cat Goscovitch’s new play – A Russian Doll.

Celebration of Polish heritage in Gloucestershire Image

Celebration of Polish heritage in Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire community will be celebrating Polish Heritage Days this weekend for the fifth year running.

Live music returns to the Sub Rooms Image

Live music returns to the Sub Rooms

Laurie Wright, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Gloucestershire, is bringing his band to Stroud Sub Rooms on Saturday, May 29.

Record number of young readers visit Not So Secret Book Clubs Image

Record number of young readers visit Not So Secret Book Clubs

During the Easter holidays local reading project Read with me treated children to four Not So Secret Book Club events in Gloucestershire. 

Meet the dinosaurs at Birdland this May Bank Holiday weekend Image

Meet the dinosaurs at Birdland this May Bank Holiday weekend

Intrepid dinosaur hunters and budding palaeontologists are invited to enjoy a weekend of prehistoric fun and adventure at Birdland over the May Bank Holiday (May 1st – 3rd).

Gloucestershire wildlife lovers taking part in City Nature Challenge Image

Gloucestershire wildlife lovers taking part in City Nature Challenge

Nature lovers in Gloucestershire are taking part in a global citizen science project to collect information about our local wildlife.

Cheltenham Science Festival returns for four-day event Image

Cheltenham Science Festival returns for four-day event

Asking the most important questions about the world today, Cheltenham Science Festival returns from June 10-13 with a unique hybrid four-day event.

Coffee shop proves so popular a second is on its way Image

Coffee shop proves so popular a second is on its way

When Ray Dowling opened Moosh coffee shop in Cheltenham during lockdown last June he must have raised a few eyebrows.

Cotswolds opera to stage three productions in circus Big Top Image

Cotswolds opera to stage three productions in circus Big Top

North Cotswolds-based Longborough Festival Opera will stage three of its productions in a circus Big Top this summer, launching on June 1.

Is this the way to Bishop's Cleeve? Image

Is this the way to Bishop's Cleeve?

Chart-topping singer Tony Christie will be making his way to Bishop's Cleeve later this year for an intimate concert at the Tithe Barn.

Top comedy improvisers give Sherlock and Potter the treatment Image

Top comedy improvisers give Sherlock and Potter the treatment

It might be nearly a year away but the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester is already looking forward to hosting two award-winning improvised comedy plays on the same night.

Cotswold museum receives £37,000 from Culture Recovery Fund Image

Cotswold museum receives £37,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

Court Barn, a museum of craft and design in Chipping Campden, has received a grant of £37,380 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the museum recover and reopen.

Birdgirl visits WWT Slimbridge for 'Get Birding' podcast Image

Birdgirl visits WWT Slimbridge for 'Get Birding' podcast

WWT Slimbridge recently welcomed Birdgirl, Dr Mya- Rose Craig for a special recording of her podcast ‘Get Birding’.

Music, food and family entertainment at The Big Feastival Image

Music, food and family entertainment at The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival has today announced brand-new additions to its incredible line-up of music, food and family entertainment, as the Cotswolds’ festival returns bigger than ever for its 10th anniversary this summer. 

Gloucester Cathedral relaunches Music Patron Scheme Image

Gloucester Cathedral relaunches Music Patron Scheme

Music has been at the heart of Gloucester Cathedral for centuries. Music is for everyone and the Cathedral wants to ensure it can thrive through the Music Patron Scheme.

Swashbuckling tale set to cheer outdoor audience this summer Image

Swashbuckling tale set to cheer outdoor audience this summer

A classic open-air swashbuckling tale is being held at the "Cathedral of the Forest" to bring audiences some much-needed joy this summer.

Heritage railway can't wait to re-open for business Image

Heritage railway can't wait to re-open for business

The Dean Forest Railway (DFR) re-opens for business on Saturday, April 17, thanks to the relaxation of rules around Covid-19 with the government’s ‘roadmap’ guidance.

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.

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