Sunday 18 March 2018

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.

There’s a little slice of Cheltenham history tucked away at Disneyland Paris.

Fascinating connection between Disneyland and Cheltenham’s new John Lewis revealed

A slice of Cheltenham’s automotive history, which also links to the town’s new John Lewis store, is on display at Disneyland...

The Cotswold Hare Trail will be springing up across the county and beyond!

Cotswolds AONB Hare Tail set to launch this May

Set to return for its fifth year, the Cotswold Hare Trail launches in May 2018 with new partner Cotswolds AONB, branching out...

Audiences can enjoy a brilliant performance within an iconic setting. © Matthew Williams Ellis.

Booking open for Longborough Festival Opera

Booking is now open for Longborough Festival Opera’s 2018 season, offering the chance for opera fans to snap up sought-after...

Taxi Marshals will continue working in Gloucester thanks to a funding grant.

Taxi marshals scheme to continue in Gloucester

A late night security team will continue to help people in Gloucester get home safe, thanks to new funding.

The Right Reverend Rachel Treweek is leading a conference about body positivity.

Bishop of Gloucester leads body positivity conference

The Bishop of Gloucester is leading a conference today, about body image anxiety in young people.

Fancy a day out of the office for some cat cuddling?

Cheltenham Animal Shelter launches corporate volunteer days

Leaving behind the piles of paperwork, local employees from around Gloucestershire can escape the office for a volunteer day...

Picnic in the park coming to Pittville Park in September 2018

Picnic in the Park coming to Pittville

The organisers of Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival are launching Picnic in the Park, a new food and live music ticketed event...

Abba and Queen tribute acts ‘Arrival’ and ‘Flash’ will headline the Cirencester Phoenix Festival 2018.

Cirencester Phoenix Festival Headliners announced

From Dancing Queen to Killer Queen, you’re not going to want to miss the special guests at the 2018 Phoenix Festival in Cirencester.

Visionaries from Gloucestershire 2050 have suggested merging Cheltenham and Gloucester to make a Super City.

Gloucester and Cheltenham to be linked as a Super City by 2050

Visionaries in Gloucestershire have suggested merging Cheltenham and Gloucester to make a Super City.

Sudeley Castle is offering free family season passes to anyone who can volunteer for the 2018 season.

Sudeley Castle launches hunt for 2018 volunteers

Sudeley Castle is offering free family season passes to anyone who can volunteer for the 2018 season.

Stagecoach West is now offering contactless mobile payments through its improved app.

Stagecoach West introduces contactless mobile payments

No cash? No problem! Stagecoach West is now offering contactless payments through its improved mobile app.

Colour changing chemicals at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Minds blown at explosive Cheltenham Ladies’ College science lesson

Children from across Gloucestershire were given a day of hands-on science lectures, hosted by Cheltenham Ladies College.

Congratulations to Cheltenham Choral Society on its 80th anniversary.

Cheltenham Choral Society celebrates 80th anniversary

Cheltenham Choral Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018, with a series of special concerts scheduled to mark...

Cheltenham Racecourse will welcome art lovers in their thousands during the second Fresh: Art Fair.

Fresh: Art Fair set to return to Cheltenham Racecourse

Following the storming success of its inaugural showcase, Fresh: Art Fair is set to return to Cheltenham Racecourse in April...

Cobalt is encouraging people to make a will and support charity.

Cobalt charity teams up with solicitors for Make A Will Month

Cheltenham charity Cobalt will team up with local solicitors for Make A Will Month throughout April 2018, encouraging individuals...

Enjoy a weekend packed with activities at The Great Shires Game Fair.

The Great Shires Game Fair to be held at Three Counties Showground

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern will welcome a brand-new event this April, when The Great Shires Game Fair sets up...

The brand new initiative is all about inclusion for everyone.

FestivALL launches in Gloucestershire

With the aim to bring communities together and inspire inclusion across the county, visitors can look forward to a host of...

Show your support for The Gloucester Rugby Community Charity’s new challenge.

The Gloucester Rugby Community Charity launches 30:30 challenge

The Gloucester Rugby Community Charity will launch a new 30:30 challenge in spring 2018, encouraging local businesses to get...

The community has supported A Song for Cirencester.

A Song for Cirencester is a soaring success

A community-wide initiative to raise money for mental health charities, ‘A Song for Cirencester’ is a soaring success,...

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...

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