Saturday 8 August 2020

Gloucestershire businesses hosting virtual entertainment

Join Tweedy’s Lost and Found, practice self-care and go on a virtual tour with these Gloucestershire businesses hosting online events during the Coronavirus crisis.

Please note, this article will be updated on an on-going basis.

Amid this Coronavirus crisis, Gloucestershire businesses are keeping spirits high by hosting virtual live-streaming events online.

From live plays to virtual tours, tune into these great events online to help keep boredom at bay during these uncertain times.


Virtual events in Cheltenham


Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Giving people a sneak peek into a normal backstage tour at the theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is posting virtual tours on social media over the next few weeks. The first video, posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020, introduces the main auditorium and reveals the fascinating history behind the iconic building. Keep an eye out for the virtual tours on its Facebook page by visiting facebook.com/EverymanTheatreCheltenham or Instagram by visiting instagram/everymanchelt. For more information, see Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is running virtual tours.

Not only this, but Everyman Theatre also streamed the family show, The Owl and the Pussycat on Friday 3 April 2020. With imaginative storytelling, lively songs and some kooky characters, families could watch the pre-recorded show for free from their own living rooms. For more information, see Everyman Theatre streams family show The Owl and The Pussycat

For more things like this, check out our 5 ways to get your Gloucestershire culture fix during lockdown.


The Isbourne in Cheltenham

Stay mindful with The Isbourne’s new series of ‘World Wide Wellbeing’ sessions, available to watch on its Facebook and YouTube pages. Tune in for episodes every Friday spanning meditation and mindfulness via facebook.com/Isbourne or youtube.com/TheIsbourne.


BusyLizzy in Cheltenham

Families who are self-isolating can still entertain the little ones at home with virtual classes from BusyLizzy in Cheltenham. The fitness club’s virtual membership includes three classes streamed daily online for babies, toddlers and both new and pregnant mothers. For more information, see BusyLizzy Cheltenham offers virtual membership for mums in isolation.


Glenfall House in Charlton Kings

Glenfall House in Charlton Kings is hosting a virtual wedding fayre, where it will introduce its recommended suppliers to those planning their big day. With the opportunity to ask questions, get exclusive discounts and seek top advice, tune in on Saturday 11 April 2020 via its Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/GFHvirtualweddingfayre.


Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

With free online classes available for anyone to have a go, Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga has a range of videos on its website lead by professional and experienced instructors, so people can stay fit at home. It has also launched live training classes as well as private virtual sessions and audio classes ready to download.


Ella and Fleur Hot Yoya in Cheltenham

Join the team at Ella & Fleur Hot Yoga for a ‘Facebook Live’ yoga class, with sessions taking place in the mornings and in the evenings. Keep up-to-date by following their Instagram page at instagram.com/ellaandfleurhotyoga and tune in on Facebook at facebook.com/ellaandfleur#


Leisure at Cheltenham

To celebrate local heroes, Leisureat Cheltenham is creating a virtual exhibition of photographs, showing the brilliant work of locals throughout the Coronavirus crisis. With the tag #humankindchelt the exhibition, called Human Kind, accepts 500-word story entries via its email, Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk.

Leisureat is also offering virtual fitness classes via The Cheltenham Trust YouTube channel. Offering short workouts to fun sessions for kids, and even waterless swimming lessons, the leisure centre is doing its best to keep everyone fit during lockdown.


Virtual pub quizzes at Sandford Park Alehouse and The Bottle of Sauce in Cheltenham

Get some beers in and your funniest team name and take part in a virtual pub quiz.

Sandford Park Alehouse are running an online version of their Sunday Night Quiz and Dodo Pub Co. who run Cheltenham’s The Bottle of Sauce are running their virtual quiz night every Tuesday.

For all the details, check out our 6 brainteasing virtual lockdown pub quizzes in Gloucestershire:https://www.soglos.com/drink/48735/6-brainteasing-virtual-lockdown-pub-quizzes-in-Gloucestershire


Virtual events in the Cotswolds


The Barn Theatre in Cirencester

The Barn Theatre’s new Behind the Barn Door series will air on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. From Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 12pm, join Tweedy the Clown as he starts his new job working for the Lost & Found. Great fun for the kids, these weekly ‘mini’ episodes are sure to bring smiles to a few faces. Visit facebook.com/theBarnTheatreCirencester, twitter.com/thebarntheatre, or youtube.com to catch the live streams.


Cotswold Wildlife Park

Keep up to date with the playful penguins and mischievous meerkats at Cotswold Wildlife Park over webcam, with live streams from the park available on its website. How cute. To say hi, tune in at cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/web-cams.

For more ways to catch up with cute animals, check out our 7 ways to see wildlife in Gloucestershire during lockdown.


Virtual events in Gloucester


Museum of Gloucester

Share the history hiding in your home. Museum of Gloucester is curating a digital museum filled with your artefacts. To feature in the collection, just post a snap of the oldest item you own, whether that be a rusty coin or a dated painting, tag @museumofgloucester and #DigitalMuseumChallenge, and explain why you love it. Prizes will be given for the best, so good luck.

For more fun cultural activities you can do from your living room, check out our 5 ways to get your Gloucestershire culture fix during lockdown.


Atlas Camps

Although the camps are no longer running this Easter holiday, Atlas Camps are running virtual events for the kiddies to keep them entertained. From designing uniforms to learning how to tie laces, and even creating a tile for the HQ kitchen, there are lots of creative activities to take part in online, starting on Monday 6 April 2020. Keep an eye on its Instagram page at instagram.com/atlascamps for the latest updates.


Momentum Pole & Aerial in Gloucester

Keep fit during lockdown with Momentum Pole & Aerial’s live online sessions, spanning stretching, strengthening and conditioning for the pole.


Virtual events in the Forest of Dean


Hillside Brewery in the Forest of Dean

Hosting a live virtual pub quiz every Friday, Hillside Brewery is bringing locals together for a good old knees-up from the comfort of their own homes. Further details on how to get involved, including how to join the Zoom video call, can be found on its Facebook page via facebook.com/hillsidebrewery.

For our round up of all the best quiz nights, check out 6 brainteasing virtual lockdown pub quizzes in Gloucestershire.


Virtual events in Bath


The Roman Baths in Bath

Although the venue itself is closed, you can still go on a virtual tour of the Roman Baths in Bath by visiting romanbaths.co.uk. Plus, you can keep the little ones entertained with its virtual games and fun facts by visiting romanbaths.co.uk.


Victoria Art Gallery

Take a virtual tour of Victoria Art Gallery and learn more about the exhibitions by visiting victoriagal.org.uk/walkthrough. You can also take a peek into the Lichfield Clock by visiting victoriagal.org.uk/lichfield-clock


Fashion Museum Bath

Take an online quiz curated by Fashion Museum Bath to test your fashion history knowledge by visiting fashionmuseum.co.uk/quiz.


As part of SoGlos’s #InThisTogetherGlos campaign, to spread good news and positivity at this challenging time, we will share some of the fun, joyful photos taken by readers in Gloucestershire on our Coronavirus lockdown diary.

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