Friday 24 February 2017


Gloucestershire culture news

Get the latest Gloucestershire culture news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

The theatre venue boasts a 350-seat auditorium.

Performance venue to open at Rendcomb College

Cirencester’s Rendcomb College is cementing its excellent reputation with the opening of an exciting new performance...

Art enthusiasts can visit Holst Birthplace Museum to see Isobel Holst by Millicent Woodforde c.1910-11.

Holst Birthplace Museum unveils exhibition painting

Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham will unveil its newest portrait this February, a painting of Holst’s wife Isobel...

Visitors can soak up GCHQ’s moving poppy waterfall on display at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Cheltenham Town Hall to exhibit GCHQ poppy waterfall

After impressing at GCHQ, the stunning poppy waterfall created for Remembrance Day in 2016 is on display at Cheltenham Town...

Roy Lichtenstein, Sandwich and Soda, 1964 screenprint. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein DACS 2016.

The V&A's Pop Art exhibition heading to The Wilson

The Wilson in Cheltenham is set to showcase world-famous artwork in its anticipated Pop Art in Print exhibition, organised...

Cheltenham Trust’s Winter Programme offers something for all ages.

Cheltenham Trust launches Winter Programme

Cheltenham Trust is brightening up the colder months with its Winter Programme 2017, offering a range of events and activities...

Painswick Rococo Gardens offer a beautiful blanket of blooms. © Paul Nicholls.

Painswick Rococo Garden welcomes snowdrops season

Famed for its impressive snowdrop displays, Painswick Rococo Garden is getting ready for its busiest season, with February...

The UK’s biggest girl band are heading for Gloucester.

Little Mix to perform live in Gloucester

The world’s biggest girl band, Little Mix is set to storm the stage in Gloucester this summer, performing for one night...

The King’s School Gloucester boasts a rich heritage.

The King's School Gloucester celebrates 475th anniversary

It’s been a year of celebrations for The King’s School Gloucester, with 2016 marking the 475th anniversary since...

The King’s School Gloucester offers a range of scholarships.

Scholarships available for The King's School Gloucester

Leading independent day school, The King’s School Gloucester is accepting candidates for its scholarship programme until...

Take on a challenge when Trapped Escape Rooms opens in Gloucester.

Trapped Escape Rooms set to open in Gloucester

Get ready to test your problem solving skills and work as a team when Trapped Escape Rooms opens in Gloucester in February...

Flamenke will host its first events in the county this autumn.

Flamenke to host its first events in Gloucestershire

Featuring the best emerging talent from Andalusia, dance company, Flamenke, is set to host its first events in Gloucestershire...

Stagecoach West will be offering free travel for military and ex-military personnel this Remembrance Sunday.

Stagecoach West offers free travel for military on Remembrance Sunday

Serving and ex-military personnel can enjoy free travel on Stagecoach West buses this Remembrance Sunday, in support of the...

Cheltenham Diamond Rush is expected to return in 2017.

Cheltenham Diamond Rush set to return

Exciting news for Cheltenham treasure hunters as Beards Jewellers’ The Great Diamond Rush is set to return in April 2017,...

This little piggy is set to go to Gloucester, in the city’s new Old Spot Trail.

Gloucester sculpture trail to feature Old Spot Pigs

This little piggy is set to go to Gloucester in 2017, as Marketing Gloucester and The Royal Three Counties are to launch a...

Gloucestershire Constabulary is helping local residents to keep their property safe.

Gloucestershire Constabulary launches anti-burglary campaign

Gloucestershire Constabulary is launching its autumn Operation Switch campaign, with the aim to crack down on burglaries during...

Sudeley Castle welcomes families to its Spectacle of Light show this December.

Sudeley Castle to host dazzling new light show

Enjoy an enchanting evening at Sudeley Castle this December when the Wincombe visitor attraction plays host to Spectacle of...

David Thomas beat the previous record with his monster red cabbage, weighing in at a staggering 23.2kg.

Giant vegetables smash world records at the Malvern Autumn Show

The Malvern Autumn Show saw over 65,000 visitors flock to the seasonal spectacle, with four particularly giant vegetables making...

Discover what goes bump in the night at Gloucester Prison in an overnight Ghost Hunt.

Overnight Ghost Hunt coming to Gloucester Prison

Discover what goes bump in the night at Gloucester Prison, when Spooktacular Events hosts two special overnight Ghost Hunts.

Staff at Cheltenham Animal Shelter are experiencing a day in the life of a dog in an overnight lock-in.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter hosts charity lock-in

Staff at Cheltenham Animal Shelter are living life like a dog this week, as they raise funds and awareness in an overnight...

Shoppers can now visit Roses Theatre’s charity shop after a relocation.

Roses Theatre's charity shop reopens in new location

Following fears of closure, Roses Theatre has reopened its charity shop in a new location, right in the heart of Tewkesbury’s...

Café Rene’s exciting raffle offers the chance to snap up a great prize for a good cause.

Café Rene hosts a charity raffle for The James Hopkins Trust

Gloucestershire locals could win a holiday to Dublin for just £1, with Café Rene’s exciting raffle offering a host of...

Giffords Circus will raise money for charity with its final 2016 show.

Giffords Circus final show will raise funds for Maggie's Cheltenham

In the midst of its phenomenal Painted Wagon tour, Giffords Circus has announced that proceeds from the final show will be...

Boasting more fun than you can shake a stick at, all well-behaved dogs will be welcome to make a splash.

Dog Swim returns to Chipping Norton Lido

Dog-owners and their four-legged friends can enjoy a refreshing dip at Chipping Norton Lido this summer, when its ever-popular...

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of Asiatic lioncub triplets. © Natasha Jefferies.

Lion triplets born at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park has introduced its three cutest new members, with the birth of Asiatic lion cub triplets.

Pittville Park in Cheltenham is officially one of the best in Britain following prestigious award.

Pittville Park named as one of the best in Britain

Cheltenham’s Pittville Park is officially one of the best parks in Britain, after being awarded the prestigious Green...

Gloucester Docks’ waterways museum has reopened, just in time for summer.

The National Waterways Museum Gloucester reopens

The National Waterways Museum Gloucester has reopened after an extensive refurbishment, with engaging news galleries and interactive...

A test run of Gloucester’s redeveloped bus station hub was a success.

Gloucester bus station test run by Stagecoach is a success

A test run of Gloucester’s new bus station hub was completed by 10 Stagecoach buses, ensuring that the proposed design...

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor chat with H&G CT volunteer Maggie Jones, organiser of the QAVS presentation event. © PhotoGlow.

H&G Canal Trust presented with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Almost 100 Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust volunteers lined the banks of Over Canal Basin, near Gloucester, to...

Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum stages a Battle of Somme exhibition.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum stages Battle of Somme exhibition

Paying homage to the Gloucestershire Regiment and its role in The Somme, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum will stage a centenary...

The Summer Reading Challenge hopes to see county children with their noses in a good book.

Summer Reading Challenge in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Libraries will celebrate beloved author Roald Dahl’s literary legacy, with a Big Friendly Read-themed...

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