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10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this September

Enjoy the start of the rugby season, catch some classic movies, run off with the circus, and go on a high tide safari, all in SoGlos's pick of 10 unmissable events taking place in September 2017.

From family-friendly festivals and gripping theatre, to alfresco cinema and rugby clashes, find plenty to do this September with SoGlos’s round up of unmissable events.


1. See some giant vegetables

Malvern Autumn Show

The Malvern Autumn Show is set to celebrate seasonal food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017, offering everything from giant vegetables and fun fairs, to family fun and shopping.


2. Cheer on the Cherry and Whites

Gloucester Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs

Kingsholm Stadium will host the first home AVIVA Premierships match of the season on Friday 1 September 2017 against Exeter Chiefs.

What’s more, rugby fans can also see Gloucester Rugby take on Worcester Warriors on Friday 22 September 2017.


3. Discover something new

Isbourne Wellbeing Festival

Featuring a host of fascinating talks, therapy tasters and workshops, the Isbourne Wellbeing Festival takes place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017, exploring everything from meditation and astrology, to tai chi and mindfulness yoga.


4. Enjoy one storm of a show

Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus storms into Cirencester from Thursday 7 to Tuesday 12 September; and from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 September 2017, promising awe-inspiring performances, live music, and a dose of comedy from Tweedy the Clown during its Any Port in a Storm tour.


5. See some waders

Slimbridge Wader Festival

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will host the Severn Wader Festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017, a brand new event that celebrates its wading birds with high tide safaris, bird watching and more.

What’s more, the new Top Trumps Trail will set up from Saturday 23 September 2017, promising even more fun at the favourite family attraction.


6. Settle down for a good film

Film Week at Cheltenham Playhouse

Cheltenham Playhouse will host its second Film Week from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 September 2017, offering an impressive programme of classics, musicals and horror flicks including West Side Story, Eddie The Eagle and The Descent.


7. Enjoy open air cinema

Open-air cinema at Pittville Park

Luna Cinema will set up within the iconic setting of Pittville Park on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September 2017 for two alfresco cinema screenings, showing action classic Top Gun and classic musical Grease respectively.


8. Brave the dark

Everyman Theatre

Theatre-goers can enjoy a thrilling revival of Wait Until Dark at Everyman Theatre from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 September 2017, promising frights and fantastic entertainment.

Meanwhile, over in the Studio Theatre there will be an adaptation of gothic horror story The Picture of Dorian Gray from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 September 2017; and modern classic The Weir will take to the main stage from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 September 2017.


9. Have a delicious evening

Wine Tasting Evening at Montpellier Lodge

County connoisseurs can head to Montpellier Lodge on Tuesday 12 September 2017 for a Wine Tasting Evening with Cheltenham’s Waistcoat Wines, featuring a range of fine wines and delicious canapés.


10. Head into the valleys

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Image © Pete Wilson, Rokermedia

Soak up the glorious Cotswold countryside and do your bit for charity at Meningitis Now’s Five Valleys Walk on Sunday 24 September 2017, with routes ranging from a couple of miles to an impressive 21 miles.


© SoGlos
Tuesday 12 September 2017

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