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February fun at Westonbirt Arboretum Image

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.

Discover more about the hidden music of Gloucester and the Cotswolds Image

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.

GB hockey star set to pass on his skills Image

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.

Prolific writer and broadcaster heading for Tewkesbury Image

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.

You really knead to get on bread-making course! Image

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.

Beat the winter blues with sunny singalong at charity film screening Image

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.

Become a spy this half-term at Sudeley Castle Image

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.

Stroud Fiver Fest set to champion local businesses Image

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.

Make a splash at Slimbridge's 2020 Puddle Jumping Championships Image

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.

Snowdrop Celebration weekend at Museum in the Park Image

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.

Celebrate the golden age of Disco Image

Celebrate the golden age of Disco

Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and be transported on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

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Take your seats with caution for joyous show

The Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre present Jeeves and Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense' at the Roses Theatre next month.

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Top five what's on this weekend

January is finally over. Celebrate getting through the first month of 2020 with one of these fantastic events.

Claire Sweeney 'perfect' to play Shirley Valentine at the Everyman Image

Claire Sweeney 'perfect' to play Shirley Valentine at the Everyman

A heart-warming comedy that will transport audiences to sunnier climes is being brought to the stage in February by the Everyman Theatre Company.

A nostalgic yet contemporary night out Image

A nostalgic yet contemporary night out

The Harcourt Players are Simon Othen and Luke Wurmli. They write and perform their own, contemporary score for classic silent movies from the early 1900s. 

Thousands expected to enjoy Light Up Cheltenham Image

Thousands expected to enjoy Light Up Cheltenham

Cheltenham town centre is gearing up for its first big event of the year, Light Up Cheltenham run by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID).

Recycling artist's thought-provoking exhibition Image

Recycling artist's thought-provoking exhibition

'Endangered and Extinct' is the title of an exhibition of work by creative recycling artist Val Hunt which has just opened at the Museum in the Park, Stroud.

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at the Barn Theatre Image

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at the Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester brings to life a modern retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest.

Giffords Circus reveals first look at The Hooley artwork Image

Giffords Circus reveals first look at The Hooley artwork

Giffords Circus has been whipping up a storm across social media since first revealing the name of its 2020 show, The Hooley, back in December. 

Bad Manners tribute band to play at The Heritage bar Image

Bad Manners tribute band to play at The Heritage bar

The UK's number one Bad Manners tribute band is playing a 'special' gig at The Heritage bar in Gloucester this Friday evening (January 31).

Renowned painter to hold solo show at Cotswolds gallery Image

Renowned painter to hold solo show at Cotswolds gallery

The Fosse Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold is holding the first solo show of renowned British painter Jenny Wheatley from February 9 to 29.

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Comedy magician Tom happy to be performing in the Cotswolds

Cotswold resident and professional comedy magician Tom Elliott is to preview his new show, 'Oh My Days' at the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester on Friday, May 15 ahead of his debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

One of the UK's biggest steam, vintage and countryside events Image

One of the UK's biggest steam, vintage and countryside events

The 46th annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza returns to South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, from July 31 to August 2 and is regarded as one of the biggest and best steam, vintage and countryside events in the UK.

Raise a glass to an intoxicating evening Image

Raise a glass to an intoxicating evening

The Thinking Drinkers return to Cheltenham with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. 

Can you brr-ave the lido's freezing waters for charity? Image

Can you brr-ave the lido's freezing waters for charity?

The search is on for hardly souls to take part in the Winston’s Wish Polar Plunge at Cheltenham's Sandford Parks Lido on Saturday, February 29.

Big Cats - from Myth to Reality Image

Big Cats - from Myth to Reality

Stories of large black cats roaming the countryside have been reported in the pages of the local press or discussed in pubs for many years now, but the residents of the Forest of Dean are still to be convinced of the existence of these creatures.

Haunting tales will have you on the edge of your seat Image

Haunting tales will have you on the edge of your seat

A spooky evening is in store at Tetbury Goods Shed with some spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, Night Terrors.

Sell-out likely for vocal supergroup's tribute show Image

Sell-out likely for vocal supergroup's tribute show

There are just a handful of tickets remaining if you want to catch Frankie's Guys in concert in Tewkesbury next month.

Swing era band set to dance into Tewkesbury Image

Swing era band set to dance into Tewkesbury

The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra will bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life for Tewkesbury audiences at a special performance at the Roses Theatre on Friday, February 7, as part of a 15-date UK tour.

See the stunning snowdrop displays at historic hospice Image

See the stunning snowdrop displays at historic hospice

Volunteers are opening the doors at a Gloucestershire hospice next month to give the one-off chance to view the beautiful snowdrop displays around its historic grounds.

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