Wednesday 28 June 2017

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this March

From Footie Fundraisers and racing action, to art exhibitions and live music entertainment, find 10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this March.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, acclaimed theatre entertainment, or enchanting choral music, step into spring in style this March, with SoGlos’s pick of 10 unmissable events in Gloucestershire.

1. See a royal exhibition

12 Contemporary Royal Academicians exhibition at Chapel Arts

Cheltenham’s prestigious new arts venue, Chapel Arts, opens with its first exhibition by 12 Contemporary Royal Academicians, showcasing a diverse selection of works with a focus on printers, on display until Saturday 18 March 2017.

2. Enjoy an evening at the theatre

Anita and Me at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre’s March calendar is sure to delight theatregoers, starting with coming-of-age comedy Anita and Me, showing until Saturday 4 March 2017. Other highlights throughout the month include a musical adaptation of La Strada, the hilarious and compelling Abigail's Party, and a radical new production of Pygmalion.

3. Soak up the choral atmosphere

Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil concert at Gloucester Cathedral

Following a fascinating talk from acclaimed music journalist Stephen Johnson on Friday 10 March 2017, Gloucester Choral Society will perform Rachmaninov’s atmospheric work, ‘All-Night Vigil’, in the awe-inspiring setting of Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 18 March 2017, promising a treat for choral music connoisseurs.

4. Soak up the Six Nations

11 places to watch the Six Nations in Gloucestershire

Experience every minute of the Six Nations excitement right here in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos finding 11 places to watch the action live on home turf. From popular watering holes to trendy bars, head to a bustling venue for sporting entertainment and some tasty tipples too.

5. Place your bets

Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup

Encompassing Champion Day, Ladies Day, St Patrick’s Thursday and the internationally-renowned Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, The Festival will race into town from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March 2017, promising a feast of gripping horse racing action.

6. Head to a gig

Peter Hook gig at Gloucester Guildhall

There’s a feast of live music taking place in the county throughout March, kicking off with Peter Hook and the Light at Gloucester Guildhall on Thursday 9 March 2017. Elsewhere in Gloucestershire, Ken Wood and the Mixers, and Hipkiss will perform at Gloucester Brewery on Friday 10 and Saturday 25 March 2017 respectively; while Steve Ferbrache will be entertaining music fans at Stroud Brewery on Saturday 18 March 2017.

7. Uncover haunted history

Cheltenham Ghost Tour

See Cheltenham in a chilling new light on Friday 24 March 2017 with Cotswold Ghost Tours, hearing supernatural stories and uncovering the town’s own Jack the Ripper Suspect. Meanwhile, on Saturday 25 March 2017, visit one of England’s most haunted villages during a Historical Haunted Trail in Prestbury.

8. Celebrate with Cheltenham Bach Choir

Spring Festival of the Baroque

Image © Glenn Parker

From Friday 31 March to Sunday 1 April 2017, The Cheltenham Bach Choir will celebrate its 70th anniversary in sensational style during its Spring Festival of the Baroque, featuring one of the greatest choral works ever written, St Matthew Passion.

9. See world-famous artwork

Pop Art in Print at The Wilson

Image © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein DACS 2016

From Saturday 25 March 2017, The Wilson in Cheltenham will welcome a Pop Art in Print exhibition organised by the V&A in London and featuring iconic works from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, and Richard Hamilton.

10. Fundraise at the football

Footie Fundraiser in aid of Allsorts

Families, fundraisers and footie fans can cheer on Forest Green Rovers during a Footy Fundraiser on Saturday 18 March 2017, hosted by SoGlos’s charity of the year, Allsorts to support a worthy cause and raise awareness of its brilliant work.

© SoGlos
Monday 06 March 2017

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