Friday 15 December 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.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham is set to open in the new year.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham to open in 2018

Cheltenham is set to welcome a brand-new attraction in January 2018, with an Escape Room opening for monthly pop-up events.

Travel is even easier thanks to new contactless payments with Stagecoach West.

Stagecoach West introduces contactless payments

Promising to make bus travel more convenient than ever, Stagecoach West has announced the introduction of contactless on-board...

Stars of the BBC are set to turn Cirencester’s Christmas lights on.

BBC TV stars to turn on Christmas lights in Cirencester

Cirencester is set to be full of festive cheer when stars of hit BBC mockumentary, This Country, turn on the 2017 Christmas...

Save money on next summer’s International Royal Air Tattoo.

Royal Air Tattoo Earlybird tickets now on sale

Visitors are expected to flock in their thousands to the Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 when it returns to Fairford, with...

Stagecoach West is honouring military personnel during Remembrance weekend.

Stagecoach West offers free travel for military personnel on Remembrance weekend

Stagecoach West is saluting the nation’s military heroes, offering free bus travel for serving and ex-military during...

Slimbridge founder, Sir Peter Scott, will inspire the new visitor experiences. Image © WWT.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre receives substantial National Lottery grant

Gloucestershire family attraction, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, is set to enhance its visitor experience after receiving a £4.1million...

Spectacle of Light will make its spectacular return this December.

Spectacle of Light to return to Sudeley Castle

Following great success in 2016, Spectacle of Light will return to Sudeley Castle for its second year in December 2017, with...

Rachel Shilston has created bespoke pieces for businesses and schools.

Rachel Shilston offers bespoke art commissions

Artist Rachel Shilston, who owns a studio near Chepstow, now offers bespoke commissions for businesses and schools.

Gloucester City Council are giving locals the chance to have their say.

Gloucester set to debate Royal City status

With the potential of a new moniker up for debate, Gloucester is set to decide whether it should change its name to the Royal...

Barnwood Trust will tour the county and meet locals along the way.

Barnwood Trust celebrates new look with tour of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire charity Barnwood Trust will celebrate its new look and website with a tour of Gloucestershire in its VW Campervan,...

Selasi Gbormittah will be one of the celebrity guests at Malvern Autumn Show.

Celebrity guests announced for Malvern Autumn Show

Set to return in September, Malvern Autumn Show has announced this year’s celebrity guests, including Great British Bake...

The Calcot Collection has been awarded a quadruple success in Hotelier’s Hotel Top 100 list.

The Calcot Collection achieves success in Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100 list of 2017

Luxury hotel group The Calcot Collection has been awarded for its excellence and outstanding service in the 2017 Hoteliers’...

It’s time to get excited about Cheltenham Literature Festival, with the first names revealed.

First names revealed for Cheltenham Literature Festival

Including Paula Hawkins, Miranda Hart, Twiggy, Alan Hollinghurst and Salman Rushdie, the first list of guest names has been...

Enjoy an overnight stay at New Brewery Art’s accommodation. © Max McClure

New Brewery Arts offers on-site accommodation

New Brewery Arts in Cirencester offers on-site accommodation at The Barrel Store, which can be booked for those attending workshops...

Five Valleys Walk’s shop even features items for you and your four-legged friend! © Jon Bastin.

Five Valleys Walk offers online shop and post-walk celebrations

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Five Valleys Walk has announced exciting plans for 2017, launching an online shop and offering...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will host a brand new event this September.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre to host new Severn Wader Festival

Favourite family attraction, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, will host a brand new weekend event this September, the Severn Wader...

Local art buffs can muse over the stunning collections at Park Gallery.

Park Gallery set to open in Montpellier

Art enthusiasts are in for a treat as brand-new art emporium, Park Gallery, is set to open in Cheltenham’s Montpellier...

Cheltenham will soon be home to a new co-working space.

New co-working space and coffee house to open in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire freelancers and caffeine lovers will soon have an exciting place to work and socialise as a brand new co-working...

Charles Berkeley, Lady Ashcombe, James Hervey-Bathhurst and Henry Berkeley have joined forces.

Historic homes join forces to launch Stately Explorer scheme

Four historic homes in and around Gloucestershire have joined forces for a Stately Explorer scheme, offering the chance to...

With over 50 free events the …around town programme is better than ever!

Cheltenham Science Festival announces free ...around town programme

Promising over 50 free events for all ages, Cheltenham Science Festival’s …around town programme is set to be better...

Expect an impressive programme of theatre, comedy, children’s favourites and more!

Everyman Theatre announces its new season

Theatre fans can feast their eyes on Everyman Theatre’s brand new season, encompassing everything from West End shows...

Roses Theatre has revealed details of its second live broadcast.

Roses Theatre announces second live broadcast

Following a successful pilot in March 2017, Roses Theatre has revealed plans for a second live broadcast with postgraduate...

A historical painting is returning to Sudeley Castle.

Iconic Tudor painting returns to Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Art enthusiasts and history buffs have the chance to see iconic painting, Allegory of the Tudor Succession, which will return...

Co-founders Eleanor and Anthony Wardle are celebrating the success of Fresh: Art Fair.

Fresh: Art Fair celebrates resounding success

Following its first Cheltenham showcase which welcomed nearly 4,500 visitors across three days, Fresh: Art Fair has established...

Wychwood Festival has plenty on offer for families.

Wychwood Festival announces family programme

Renowned for its child friendly performances and activities, Wychwood Festival has announced an extensive family programme...

Rain or Shine will tour across the country with its summer show, Twelfth Night.

Rain or Shine announces Twelfth Night summer tour dates

Rain or Shine Theatre Company has announced the dates for its 2017 summer tour, visiting venues across Gloucestershire and...

Enjoy a family outing to Berkeley Castle this summer.

Berkeley Castle to offer free entry for grandparents

Favourite family destination, Berkeley Castle, will offer free entry for grandparents who accompany a paying child, on Mondays...

Wildlife lovers can look forward to a new series of Springwatch live from Sherborne.

BBC Springwatch set to be filmed in Gloucestershire

The ever-popular BBC Springwatch will be returning to our screens this month, broadcasting the new series from Sherborne Estate...

Enjoy early morning tours at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival announces exclusive tours

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is giving visitors the chance to have a unique experience by joining VIP guides for early morning...

The Friendly Food Project promotes wildlife friendly food.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches Friendly Food Project

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches its Friendly Food Project, giving the county’s emerging food producers the chance...

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