Thursday 21 August 2014



Raising a glass with Derek Orford

Master brewer, Derek Orford, shares the secrets of Hillside’s suds with SoGlos.

SoGlos sits down for a pint with Hillside Brewery’s master brewer, Derek Orford, to discuss its ever-growing collection...


The New Inn to launch over 25s Treetops night

If you’re on the right, or rather wrong, side of 25, you’ll be more than welcome at The New Inn’s Treetops party night.

Treetops, launching at Gloucester pub The New Inn, is a new party night opening exclusively to over 25s, with music from...

Actors wanted for Strike a Light Festival

Mammalian Diving Reflex’s A Drift in Gloucester is in need of a couple of talented local actors.

Two male and female actors are being sought to perform in a rehearsed reading at the launch event of Strike a Light Festival...

The Convent Hotel now open for business

Now taking bookings, The Convent Hotel boasts six boutique bedrooms, each with their own individual character and design.

Boasting six boutique bedrooms, impeccable service and Hungarian goose down duvets, The Convent Hotel is now open for...

Cotswolds Conservation Board to launch Dry Stone Walling Academy

The new academy will teach its students the traditional craft of dry stone walling.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is set to launch a brand new academy, providing professional training in the traditional...

First extended opening for Berkeley Castle in 2014

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October this year, with an extended programme of events.

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October for the first time this year, with an extended programme of...


Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design

Thursday 21 to Monday 25 August 2014

A veritable feast of high quality, bespoke furniture awaits at the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2014.

Exceptional examples of bespoke furniture and hundreds of unique works spanning jewellery, ceramics and art will be on...

Thérèse Raquin at Malvern Theatres

Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 August 2014

Alison Steadman will play Thérèse Raquin’s domineering aunt in the 2014 stage adaptation by Helen Edmundson. © Geoff Pugh.

Gavin and Stacey star, Alison Steadman, will take on the role of Thérèse Raquin’s overbearing aunt, in a new adaptation...

Post-GCSE Advice Day at Gloucestershire College campuses

Friday 22 August 2014

Whatever your GCSE results, make the right choice for you this September by attending the Gloucestershire College Advice Day

Whatever your GCSE results, head to Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean Campuses for expert...

Summer Cookery School at Harts Barn

Thursday 21 August 2014

County children, mums and dads will be getting creative at Harts Barn Cookery School this summer.

From pizza making to family foraging, aspiring chefs can improve their culinary skills and confidence in a number of fun...

Mobile Petting Zoo at The Brewery

Thursday 21 August 2014

Get up close to creepy crawlies and more at The Brewery this summer.

Meet meerkats, giant millipedes, parrots, tarantulas and many more exotic animals when Tropical Inc brings its Mobile...

A Wilhelm Scream in Gloucester

Thursday 21 August 2014

Catch A Wilhelm Scream live in Gloucester before it hits Reading and Leeds Festivals.

A Wilhelm Scream will be hitting Gloucester Guildhall before Reading and Leeds this summer, promising a fast-paced foray...

Cut the Funk at The Convent

Thursday 21 August 2014

A funky evening indeed is promised by these guys at The Convent.

Bringing jazz funk with all its groovy blends to The Convent, don’t miss five-piece band, Cut the Funk, in South Woodchester...

Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 August 2014

Goldie Lookin Chain, Sonique and a whole host of local talent will make up the music bill.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see live music from Goldie Lookin Chain and Sonique, enjoy entertainment...

The Royal Forest Beer Fest

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 August 2014

Head to The Miners Arms for two jam-packed days of live music, entertainment, beers and bangers.

With up-and-coming musicians playing everything from Americana to indie, local sausages sizzling away on the barbecue...

The Stiff Joints gig in Gloucester

Friday 22 August 2014

Get your ska fix when The Stiff Joints arrive in Gloucester.

The Stiff Joints are bringing their infectious blend of roots, ska, two tone and punk to Café Rene this August, promising...

Cotton Motorcycle Rally in Gloucester

Saturday 23 August 2014

Rev your engines for the Cotton Motorcycle Rally in Gloucester.

See a collection of locally-made Cotton motorbikes in the Gloucester Folk Museum garden when the Cotton Motorcycle Rally...


Pirate Week in Gloucester

Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Make like Jack Sparrow and set sail for Gloucester Waterways Museum.

Prepare for some swashbuckling shenanigans at Gloucester Waterways Museum when Pirate Week takes over, bringing with it...

Frozen screening at Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 23 August 2014

Embark on an icy adventure with Princess Elsa and co, from the comfort of The Centaur cinema.

See Disney hit, Frozen, on the big screen at Cheltenham Racecourse, for just £5, with a bouncy castle, soft play and face...

Music in the Park at Westons

Saturday 23 August 2014

Music in the Park @ Westons looks set to be a hit with merrymakers this summer.

Spend a summer’s afternoon supping Westons Cider in the sun, whilst enjoying live music from three rocking live acts,...

Treasure Island at Sandford Parks Lido

Saturday 23 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Sandford Parks Lido will be taken over by swashbuckling pirates and scallywags this summer, when Rain or Shine theatre...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Creative families can try their hand at woodcraft and woodland skills during the three-day celebration of nature. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

History Day at Sudeley Castle

Sunday 24 August 2014

See Tudor cookery and much more during Sudeley Castle’s anticipated History Day.

Relive 1,000 years of Sudeley Castle’s past, with alchemy, lace-making and Tudor cookery demos, live medieval music, falconry...

Treasure Island in Dursley

Sunday 24 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

The Breakheart Community Project will be taken over by swashbuckling pirates and scallywags this summer, when Rain or...

Nott the Notting Hill Carnival at Café Rene

Sunday 24 August 2014

The fifth annual Nott the Notting Hill Carnival promises to be bigger, better and louder than ever before in 2014.

Café Rene’s alternative to the London celebrations, Nott the Notting Hill Carnival, returns to Gloucester city centre...

The Berkeley Show

Monday 25 August 2014

Berkeley Castle will once again be flooded with families for this year’s Berkeley Show.

From dog displays, dancing and cookery demos to horses, hounds and a host of children’s entertainment, The Berkeley Show...

Winchcombe Country Show

Monday 25 August 2014

See morris dancers, a fire engine and vintage tractors lead the procession at the Winchcombe Country Show 2014.

The 65th Winchcombe Country Show includes jaw-dropping mountain bike stunt displays, a traditional flower show, live music,...

The Chipolatas at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 25 August 2014

The Chipolatas are rolling into Cheltenham Town Hall this August, to the delight of families across the county.

The Chipolatas are celebrating 22 years as global journeyman in 2014, and will be treating a Cheltenham Town Hall crowd...

Special offers

Kids eat free at Revolution Cheltenham

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Refuel your little ones for free at Revolution Cheltenham this summer.

This summer, Cheltenham children can fill up on a free main, dessert and drink for lunch or dinner at Revolution, when...


Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed annual guide, sponsored by

This summer holidays in Gloucestershire, see SoGlos’s guide to keeping children of all ages entertained, and out...


Win a meet and greet with Goldie Lookin Chain

Ends Friday 22 August 2014

Meet Newport rappers, Goldie Lookin Chain, in this exclusive Twitter competition.

Meet Maggot, Eggsy, Mystikal and co at Witcombe Cider Festival 2014 – with SoGlos giving away a pair of weekend tickets...

Win a meal for four at The Miners Arms

Ends Monday 1 September 2014

Enter SoGlos’s exclusive competition to win a meal for four at The Miners Arms, choosing from a delicious menu of British and Cypriot classics.

‘Like’ The Miners Arms’ Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a three-course meal for four, plus a bottle of...

Hot lists

13 places to brush up your baking skills in Gloucestershire

Discover the secrets of baking the perfect Victoria sponge with Hobbs House Bakery, in at No.2 on the hot list.

Avoid the burnt biscuits, fake fondant and soggy bottoms seen on the Great British Bake Off and become a Star Baker before...

25 of the coolest jobs in Gloucestershire

In at No.1, only the bravest locals will become wingwalkers and perform in the skies with Breitling Wingwalkers.

If the typical nine-to-five isn’t for you, discover 25 of the coolest alternative jobs in the county – from wingwalking...

Enhanced events

Drop the kids off at Balcarras Sports Centre this summer, where six weeks of fun and games awaits.

Balcarras Sports Centre Play Scheme in Cheltenham

Thursday 21 to Friday 29 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Visitors of all ages can get hands-on with an array of interactive fun.

Meet Rex and other Dinosaurs at The Wilson

Thursday 21 August to Sunday 28 September 2014

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design

Thursday 21 to Monday 25 August 2014

Geoffrey Dashwood exhibition at Nature in Art

Thursday 21 August to Sunday 7 September 2014

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Thursday 21 August to Saturday 8 November 2014

Mobile Petting Zoo at The Brewery

Thursday 21 August 2014

Enhanced venues


Witcombe Cider Festival

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