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Tune into these virtual events happening across Gloucestershire, from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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...

Explore the virtual show gardens from the comfort of your living room.

RHS Malvern launches Virtual Spring Festival

Despite the event being cancelled, RHS Malvern brings its spring show to homes across Gloucestershire with the Virtual RHS...

The castle has joined the #makeitblue campaign and was lit up in blue on Thursday 30 April 2020 to coincide with the 8pm Clap for Carers.

Berkeley Castle turns blue to celebrate Gloucestershire’s NHS workers

Berkeley Castle is illuminated in blue to show its appreciation for Gloucestershire’s NHS staff.

The overwhelming generosity of people in Gloucestershire will help local artists affected by the Coronavirus crisis and go towards developing new work. Image © Matthew Williams-Ellis.

Longborough Festival Opera raises over £300,000 in emergency appeal

An emergency appeal from Longborough Festival Opera has raised over £300,000 to help artists affected by the Coronavirus crisis....

Berkeley Castle is now offering online gift tickets for post-lockdown visits.

Berkeley Castle launches online gift tickets for post-lockdown

Berkeley Castle has introduced an online gift ticket service with extended validity during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sixth formers at The King’s School Gloucester have volunteered to work at the kitchen.

The King’s School Gloucester opens its kitchen for local food charity

The King’s School in Gloucester has opened its kitchen to local charity, The Long Table, enabling it to cook over 600 meals...

Gloucestershire businesses are going the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses are doing all they can to help their customers during the Coronavirus. It’s not all doom and gloom…

Donating to Superdry Creative Centre will help the company to distribute its quality clothing to key NHS workers.

Superdry Creative Centre is donating cotton essentials to NHS workers

Superdry Creative Centre in Cheltenham is raising funds to donate its quality cotton essentials to NHS workers, who need comfortable,...

The news follows the cancellation of Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival in March.

Cheltenham Music Festival cancelled over Coronavirus concerns

Cheltenham Music Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Curators at the Museum of Gloucester are encouraging people to send photos of the oldest thing in their homes, as part of its Digital Museum Challenge.

Museum of Gloucester is looking for the oldest items in your house

Dig out the oldest item you have at home, for the chance to form part of the Museum of Gloucester’s new digital museum.

Join the nationwide Clap for Our Carers round of applause on Thursday evenings at 8pm, as a sign of appreciation for the NHS and keyworkers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Nationwide Clap for Our Carers goes weekly to thank the NHS

People across Gloucestershire, and the UK, will be taking part in a weekly round of applause to Clap for Our Carers and thank...

Key workers can apply for a free bike to help them get to and from their jobs.

Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating bikes to key workers

As a way to say thank you, Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating refurbished bikes to key workers in the county who need...

Image: Edward Watson in The Metamorphosis © ROH_Tristram Kenton, 2011. Catch classic opera and ballet performances from The Royal Opera House for free during the Coronavirus crisis.

Watch Royal Opera House performances for free

The Royal Opera House is streaming classic opera and ballet performances for free during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Gloucestershire County Council has launched an online help portal for those who need support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Gloucestershire County Council launches community help hub

Whether you need help, your neighbour needs support, or you can offer your assistance to others, Gloucestershire’s online community...

Get your household team together for a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, hosted by Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery.

Hillside Brewery is holding a virtual pub quiz

Hillside Brewery is hosting a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, bringing households together online as they battle it out...

Catch Royal Shakespeare Company shows including Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Macbeth for free on the BBC.

Watch Royal Shakespeare Company shows for free on the BBC

Watch shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company for free on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The Sunday Times has voted Cheltenham to be the best place to live in the South West 2020.

Cheltenham voted best place to live in the South West 2020

Thanks to The Sunday Times, Cheltenham has been voted the best place to live in the South West 2020, with attributes such as...

Music fans can still grab tickets to the Cheltenham Music Festival this April.

Cheltenham Music Festival tickets to go on sale in April

Cheltenham Festivals has announced that it will go ahead with the sale of Cheltenham Music Festival tickets in April 2020,...

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to close during Coronavirus crisis

In light of the Coronavirus situation, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens will close from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further...

The annual event has been cancelled after the government advised people to stay home during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling cancelled for 2020 amid Coronavirus fears

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled for 2020.

The iconic event due to take place in July has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Royal International Air Tattoo cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Royal International Air Tattoo has been cancelled for 2020 following Government advice on Coronavirus.

Glastonbury Festival 2020 has been cancelled. The Pyramid Stage was due to play host to Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift this year.

Glastonbury Festival cancelled due to Coronavirus

Glastonbury Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to growing concerns over Coronavirus.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival 2020 have both been cancelled over Coronavirus concerns.

Cheltenham Jazz and Science Festivals cancelled over Coronavirus concerns

Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival have both been cancelled following government advice on Covid-19.

See artwork from Banksy at Vanguard – a new Bristol street art exhibition this summer 2020.

Bristol street art exhibition offers chance to see Banksy this summer

New Bristol street art exhibition, Vanguard, will feature early work from Banksy this summer.

Experience what it’s like to sit on a jury in a murder trial in Cheltenham, this April 2020.

A ‘live murder trial’ is coming to Cheltenham

Experience what it’s like to sit on a jury in a murder trial, hearing debates, uncovering evidence and, ultimately, deciding...

Visit the award-winning Sudeley Castle for an extra month of activities.

Sudeley Castle is opening a month earlier than scheduled

Celebrating a jam-packed calendar of events this year, Sudeley Castle is opening its doors to visitors one month earlier than...

RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Blu Hydrangea, will be performing live at 2 Pigs in Cheltenham this March.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star is performing live at 2 Pigs in Cheltenham

RuPaul’s Drag Race fans can watch drag star Blu Hydrangea perform live at 2 Pigs in Cheltenham, alongside local queens Misty...

See the Where There is Light exhibition like never before at the evening events. Image Kevin Lewis.

Gloucester Cathedral is opening at night for exclusive light installation viewing

Gloucester Cathedral is opening for two exclusive evenings to offer visitors the chance to see the Where There is Light exhibition...

There are even more Forest of Dean and Wye Valley locations used in season two of Netflix’s Sex Education, including iconic home ‘The Chalet’.

Forest of Dean set for Sex Education tourism increase

The release of Netflix’s new season of Sex Education is set to drive more tourism to the Forest of Dean, local businesses are...

Votes can be made on Stagecoach West’s website and are open until Monday 27th January 2020.

Voting now open to name Stagecoach West’s new buses

With the shortlist finalised, Gloucestershire residents can now vote to choose their favourite name for Stagecoach West’s new...

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