Tuesday 11 August 2020

Gloucestershire news

Get the latest Gloucestershire news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Non-essential shops in Gloucester’s King’s Walk, including Primark, are reopening on Monday 15 June 2020.

King’s Walk Gloucester shops reopening in June 2020

A majority of shops in Gloucester’s King’s Walk shopping centre are reopening on Monday 15 June 2020 – including the eagerly...

Gloucester Quays stores including H&M, Ted Baker, Allsaints, Jack Wills, Nike, M&S, The North Face, Hotel Chocolat and Gap are all opening on day one of trading after lockdown.

Gloucester Quays is reopening in June 2020

Gloucester Quays is reopening on Monday 15 June 2020 with some changes to the outlet shopping destination. Here are all the...

Cotswold Lavender will be open to the public this summer, from Monday 22 June 2020.

Cotswold Lavender announces summer opening dates

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – Cotswold Lavender near Broadway has announced exactly when it will open its fields in June 2020,...

With luxury picnic boxes, burritos and bacon cheeseburgers, Tom Kerridge’s Drive and Dine Theatre is cooking up the ultimate movie menu this summer.

Tom Kerridge is bringing a new Drive and Dine Theatre experience to the Cotswolds

Gloucester’s own celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, is launching Drive and Dine Theatre, a new drive-in cinema experience – with...

A list of Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire, updated on an ongoing basis.

Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire

The very latest news about the Gloucestershire events cancelled or postponed, and venues temporarily closed, due to the Coronavirus...

Gloucestershire homelessness charity Emmaus has changed its store layouts to help shoppers stay safe.

Gloucestershire charity shops reopening this June

Gloucestershire homelessness charity, Emmaus, is reopening two of its charity shops in Gloucester and Nailsworth this June...

Regent Arcade in Cheltenham is home to over 50 stores, including H&M, River Island, Topshop, Pandora and TK Maxx.

Regent Arcade in Cheltenham is reopening in June

Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade shopping centre is reopening on Monday 15 June 2020, following the latest government advice.

New safety measures have been put in place at Cotswold Wildlife Park, so everyone can enjoy seeing the animals while maintaining social distancing.

Cotswold Wildlife Park is reopening in June

Cotswold Wildlife Park is reopening on Wednesday 17 June 2020 after being closed for almost three months during lockdown.

The six-day Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home included more than 50 talks and workshops.

Thousands take part in Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home

A total of 42,000 people took part in Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home in June 2020, after the Cheltenham Festivals’ event...

Dyrham Park is the first National Trust venue in Gloucestershire to reopen, on Monday 8 June 2020.

National Trust begins reopening Gloucestershire gardens and parks

The National Trust has started to reopen the grounds and gardens at some of its properties, including one in Gloucestershire,...

Almost 4,000 miles from Minneapolis, a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest is being held in Cheltenham.

A Black Lives Matter peaceful protest is being held in Cheltenham

A Black Lives Matter peaceful protest is being organised in Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, this June 2020, with demonstrators...

Social distancing measures will be in place for shoppers at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham, when the department store reopens in June 2020.

John Lewis in Cheltenham is reopening in June

John Lewis in Cheltenham will be one of the first in the UK to reopen to customers in June 2020, with social distancing and...

Eastnor Castle’s tickets have been limited to 10 per cent of the usual capacity to ensure people can enjoy a socially distanced day out.

Eastnor Castle is celebrating its successful reopening

Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, allowed visitors back into its grounds at the end of May 2020 and hopes to reopen more areas...

Cotswold Country Park and Beach, near Cirencester, will operate at reduced capacity to ensure there’s plenty of space for visitors to social distance on the UK’s largest inland paddling beach.

Cotswold Country Park and Beach is reopening in June

Gloucestershire’s very own beach and swimming lagoon, Cotswold Country Park and Beach, is reopening this June – for family...

Wildlife at Slimbridge Wetland Centre has thrived during the two months of lockdown, so there’s plenty to spot on a day out at the Gloucestershire Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust attraction.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is reopening in June

Great news for Gloucestershire families and birdwatchers, Slimbridge Wetland Centre is welcoming visitors back on Wednesday...

The arboretum usually welcomes 500,000 visitors every year, but has been closed since lockdown in the UK began in March. Photo © Johnny Hathaway.

Westonbirt Arboretum is reopening in June with new booking system

Forestry England has announced that Westonbirt Arboretum will reopen to visitors this June, with an online booking system ensuring...

Enjoy box office hit films under the stars at Blenheim Palace’s new drive-in cinema.

A drive-in cinema is coming to one of the most stunning venues in the Cotswolds

See an impressive line-up of films with a stunning backdrop, as The Luna Drive In Cinema comes to Blenheim Palace in the Cotswolds,...

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol will reopen with social distancing measures in place this June 2020.

Cabot Circus is reopening in June 2020

Cabot Circus in nearby Bristol will open again this June, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The covered ice rink in Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham will be the only one in Gloucestershire to offer ice skating in all weather.

Cheltenham ice rink confirmed for 2020

Plans to bring an outdoor ice rink to Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens have been given the go ahead for Christmas 2020, with a...

The Big Feastival has been cancelled in August 2020, with headliners already revealed for the 2021 music and food festival in the Cotswolds. © Justine Trickett.

The Big Feastival cancels 2020 music and food festival

The Big Feastival, Alex James’ music and food festival in the Cotswolds, has been cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing impact...

Cotswold Lavender has changed its summer 2020 opening plans due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Cotswold Lavender changes summer opening plans

Cotswold Lavender, the popular floral visitor attraction near Broadway, has changed its summer 2020 opening plans due to the...

Over 60 children and young people got involved in recording ‘Every Rainbow Drawn’, including singers, guitarists, pianists and even a Samba band.

Gloucestershire children release charity single for frontline workers

Young musicians from all over Gloucestershire have written and recorded ‘Every Rainbow Drawn’ to thank frontline workers and...

Get your garden looking gorgeous in the sun as Painswick Rococo Garden reopens for plant sales. Photo © Adrienn Bencsik.

Painswick Rococo Garden reopens for plant sales

Gloucestershire’s Painswick Rococo Garden is reopening to sell plants and flowers, this May 2020.

The limited-edition Wizard of Oz themed afternoon tea is only available for one weekend this May.

Cheltenham tea room launches Wizard of Oz afternoon tea

Once Upon A Tea Room in Cheltenham has created a Wizard of Oz themed afternoon tea which can be enjoyed from your own home....

From spiced roast duck legs to red wine slow braised beef, Celebrity MasterChef winner Phil Vickery’s new service offers restaurant quality cuisine to enjoy at home.

Phil Vickery launches new restaurant food collection service in Cheltenham

Phil Vickery, the former England rugby captain and Celebrity MasterChef winner, is launching No.3, a new food for collection...

‘Let’s Roll’ follows budding cheese roller, Antonia.

Cheese Rolling dramatised in short film ‘Let’s Roll’

Gloucestershire’s annual Cheese Rolling event is the subject of short film, Let’s Roll, dramatising the annual tradition for...

Miller Homes has revealed why it believes now is the perfect time to buy a new home at its new development, Scholars Place in Gloucester.

Property company says now is a perfect time to buy a new home in Gloucester

Now could be the best time to buy a new build property, according to the experts at Miller Homes.

Judged by Dr Dawn Harper, enter your four-legged friends for cutest pet on camera, funniest pet or even my pet’s got talent.

National Star hosts its first ever virtual pet show

Gloucestershire charity National Star is looking for cute cats, dapper dogs and beautiful bunnies as it hosts its first ever...

Talks will include the importance of laughter in the face of adversity, the music of migration and a special wildlife themed lecture as part of Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home.

University of Gloucestershire launches The Living Room Lectures

The University of Gloucestershire is hosting a series of free online lectures on topics from wildlife to creative photography,...

The shower manufacturer, based in Cheltenham, has produced 10,000 face shields for local NHS workers.

Gloucestershire based shower manufacturer Kohler Mira produces PPE for local NHS workers

Gloucestershire shower manufacturer Kohler Mira has produced and donated thousands of face shields to protect NHS Gloucestershire...

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