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The Living Wetland Theatre is one of Slimbridge’s new exhibits for summer 2021, made possible by the Slimbridge 75 project – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. © Amy Alsop

New Living Wetland Theatre opens at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

With free flight demonstrations and specialist talks, Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s feathered friends are the stars of the show...

With lots of wetland species to spot, Waterscapes Aviary is one of Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s newest attractions. © Amy Alsop

One of the UK’s biggest open-air aviaries opens at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Wander through a wetland paradise and discover one of the country’s largest open-air aviaries at Slimbridge Wetland Centre...

What does your Slimbridge experience look like? Share what the WWT site means to you with its new #MySlimbridge campaign. © Clem Hencher Stevens.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre invites families to share their summer wetland adventures

Families exploring Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer are being encouraged to share their adventures as part of its new...

Tom Daley, Dawn French, Ainsley Harriott and many, many more big names are coming to Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2021.

Full Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 line-up announced

See Olympic gold medallists, drag queens, comedians, podcasters, politicians, writers and more appear at Cheltenham Literature...

Environmental charity Hubbub is calling on mountain bikers to significantly reduce litter along the popular Forest of Dean bike trails.

Litter picking launched on Forest of Dean mountain bike trails

The #LoveYourForest campaign has joined forces with the Gloucestershire mountain biking community to clear litter from the...

The cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding was auctioned, wrapped in cling film and featuring the royal coat-of-arms. © Dominic Winter Auctioneers.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake sells at auction in Gloucestershire

A large slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 went up for auction in Gloucestershire, fetching...

Bid for original paintings, drawings, prints and 3D artwork at Nature in Art’s special auction exhibition, celebrating nature’s beauty.

Nature in Art is hosting a special auction to raise money for the museum

Going once, going twice! Nature in Art is auctioning some unique artworks this August 2021, raising funds to support the Twigworth...

Filming has been underway in Gloucestershire in August 2021, for the latest season of Agatha Raisin.

A popular television drama is being filmed in Cirencester

Television film crews have been spotted in the Cotswolds again this summer, with a new series of a popular comedy-mystery series...

The silver and gold-plated silver pendants were inspired by an Iron Age coin at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, with the exclusive new collection blending ancient and modern jewellery-making techniques.

Corinium Museum collaborates with Cirencester jeweller to create Iron Age-inspired jewellery

An exclusive new Iron Age-inspired jewellery collection from renowned local jeweller, Louise Parry, is now on sale at the Corinium...

Visit Gloucester’s newest open air gallery featuring work by local artist Russell Haines, this summer 2021.

An open air gallery is launching in Gloucester

The Gate Streets Gallery is launching in August 2021, hoping to encourage more people to explore Gloucester.

FBM Holidays praised Castle Combe for its National Trust sites and honey-coloured houses when it was named the prettiest village in the UK in July 2021.

Castle Combe in the Cotswolds named prettiest village in the UK

Castle Combe topped the list of 160 locations to be crowned the prettiest village in the UK.

In its free summer exhibition, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is inviting visitors to explore the colourful history of one of Britain’s most distinctive jewellery brands.

New Brewery Arts is celebrating 20 years of Tatty Devine this summer

Colourful British jewellery brand, Tatty Devine, is at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester this summer for an exhibition documenting...

Joinery apprentices, Drew Lewis and Ethan Godwin, have created two free street libraries at housing developments in Wotton-under-Edge and Stonehouse.

Gloucestershire apprentices create free street libraries

Two apprentice joiners working in Gloucestershire have created miniature community street libraries for housing developments...

Families are invited to take part in Gloucester Cathedral’s Summer Challenge during the school holidays.

A family summer challenge is launching at Gloucester Cathedral

Children can enjoy a summer of fun at Gloucester Cathedral, taking on a series of family-friendly challenges as they explore...

A second instalment of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm shot in the Cotswolds will be coming to Amazon Prime Video.

Season two of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm has been confirmed

A new season of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm will be filmed at his Cotswolds’ Diddly Squat Farm home, it has been confirmed by Amazon...

Gloucester Culture Trust and the city council say they will put their efforts and resources into the city’s cultural recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucester withdraws from the race to become UK City of Culture

Gloucester will no longer be bidding for the title of UK City of Culture 2025, choosing instead to focus its efforts on recovering...

Visitors to Beechenhurst can see nine brand-new sculptures along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, launching in July 2021.

Brand-new installations at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail are revealed

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has unveiled nine new sculptures along its famous trail,...

Hunt for clues, take a self-guided audio tour and try on outfits at Pittville Pump Rooms’ new heritage trail.

New heritage trail launching at Pittville Pump Rooms

Soak up Pittville Pump Rooms’ history in a new way on the heritage trail, launching in September 2021.

The programme, which started as part of Gloucester History Festival, will receive a £250,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.

Gloucester’s City Voices is awarded £250,000 grant

The National Lottery Heritage Fund grand will help City Voices bring Gloucester’s diverse heritage to life over the next three...

Visit Gloucester is offering virtual events, as well as an online survey, to give people the chance to have their say on what makes Gloucester so special. © John Rees

Visit Gloucester is asking people to share what makes Gloucester so special

Whether you live in or around Gloucester, used to live in the city or just have an opinion about it, Visit Gloucester is giving...

The Winchcombe meteorite has been officially classified as a carbonaceous chondrite. © Trustees of the Natural History Museum

Winchcombe meteorite is dated back to the start of the solar system

After plummeting to Gloucestershire in February 2021, the Winchcombe meteorite has been officially classified – with scientists...

Countryfile’s Adam Henson is welcoming visitors to explore a sea of wildflowers this summer at Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park Flower Field opens for summer

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has opened its wild flower field for summer 2021.

Gloucester Culture Trust is leading the bid to make Gloucester the UK City of Culture in 2025.

Gloucester is bidding to become UK City of Culture in 2025

Gloucester hopes to become the cultural capital of the UK in 2025, after putting in a bid to become the next UK City of Culture.

Bates Goldsmiths in Cheltenham crafts incredible bespoke jewellery that has been consciously created.

How one Gloucestershire goldsmith uses responsibly sourced materials to create incredible bespoke jewellery

Cheltenham jeweller, Bates Goldsmiths, handpicks gemstones which have been carefully sourced and uses fairmined and recycled...

Do you have any bobby dazzlers gathering dust to bring along to Dickinson’s Real Deal when it comes to Cheltenham?

Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Cheltenham

ITV’S antiques show, presented by David Dickinson, is looking for Gloucestershire locals to cash in their antiques this July...

The new recipe book features more than 50 recipes inspired by top chefs, including Tom Kerridge.

Stroud personal trainer creates fundraising cookbook for women’s refuge

The new cookbook, which is donating all profits to Stroud Women’s Refuge, includes recipes from Gloucestershire’s...

Experience a taste of Hawaii at Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s latest exhibit, Mission Possible. © WWT Amy Alsop

New Hawaiian-inspired exhibit opens at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Families and nature lovers can say ‘aloha’ to the world’s rarest goose at Slimbridge’s newest exhibit, celebrating the WWT’s...

The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling is being released on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2018

J.K. Rowling is releasing her first children’s novel since Harry Potter

The Christmas Pig follows J.K. Rowling’s children’s fairy tale, The Ickabog, which was serialised online for free during lockdown.

Joe Hill of 3D Joe and Max is returning to Gloucester this summer 2021 to create incredible 3D optical illusions highlighting the city’s heritage.

Discover Gloucester’s heritage through incredible 3D street art this summer

Discover Gloucester’s remarkable history in spectacular 3D this summer 2021, as artist Joe Hill returns to the city....

The vintage car, fashion and music festival is back this August 2021, after taking a hiatus in 2020. Image © Pete and Adela Hayward.

Gloucester Goes Retro is returning this summer

Take a trip back in time this August 2021, when Gloucester Goes Retro returns to the city.

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