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Alan Turing played a vital role in breaking the German Enigma code and a huge rainbow-coloured canvas celebrating his legacy and birthday has appeared at GCHQ.

Alan Turing painting appears at GCHQ to celebrate his legacy

A giant artwork honouring Alan Turing’s legacy has been revealed at GCHQ on what would have been the late mathematician’s 109th...

Get up close to the latest aircraft on the market and even take them for a demo flight when AeroExpo and RotorTech UK comes to the Cotswolds in 2022.

A new aircraft show is coming to Gloucestershire in 2022

The UK’s Festival of Aviation will be held at Cotswold Airport in June 2022.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Confetti Flower Field, this June 2021.

Confetti Flower Field to open for summer

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – The dates have been revealed for the 10 days the Confetti Flower Field in Pershore will be open...

The rooms and exhibitions at Sudeley Castle reopen to the public this June 2021, after being closed for 15 months due to the pandemic.

Sudeley Castle reopens fully for the first time since lockdown

The historic Cotswold venue is reopening its indoor rooms and exhibitions for the first time since lockdown began in March...

Forest of Dean District Council is helping local start-ups to get off their feet with a dedicated business grant for those registered after April 2020.

How the Forest of Dean District Council is supporting local businesses

From free resources to start-up grants, the Forest of Dean District Council is doing everything it can to support local businesses...

Photographer Vanley Burke is mentoring four local artists as part of Gloucester History Festival, this September 2021.

Renowned photographer Vanley Burke is mentoring local artists for Gloucester History Festival

Renowned British Jamaican photographer, Vanley Burke, is mentoring local artists for a community project asking ‘when was the...

Congratulations to the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 winners – some of which have Gloucestershire connections.

Gloucestershire wins big at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021

From This Country to Sex Education, there were some big wins for hit shows with a connection to Gloucestershire at the BAFTA...

Don’t miss the chance to nominate your lifestyle business to win at Gloucestershire’s biggest awards when SGGLA returns for 2021.

Nominations close soon for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

The fourth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors, are fast approaching – and...

Become a wetland hero with Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s free app, launching in June 2021.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre launches Wetland Heroes app

A new interactive experience is helping families to discover the secrets of Slimbridge Wetland Centre, as the WWT attraction...

Cotswold Lavender will be open to the public this summer, from Wednesday 16 June to Thursday 5 August 2021.

Cotswold Lavender announces summer opening dates

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

Westonbirt Arboretum is one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions and you can help support it.

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum reveal how you can support one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions

With everything from becoming a part of a sculpture to sponsoring a plot of land, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum share how...

Visitors to the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail could see eight new sculptures this July 2021, if plans are approved by Forest of Dean Council.

Forest of Dean set to get eight new sculptures this summer

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst could have eight new temporary sculptures from July 2021, if plans for its...

Westgate Street in Gloucester will soon play host to a programme of cultural activities, thanks to a High Streets Heritage Action Zone grant.

Gloucester Cathedral Quarter is awarded a huge grant for cultural activities

A £100,000 grant from the High Streets Heritage Action Zone will see a programme of community led arts events happening in...

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.

Midlands Air Ambulance is celebrating 30th anniversary

Midlands Air Ambulance will be celebrating its official Air30 30th anniversary in May 2021 – and is encouraging people to ‘Go...

Explore circus performance, clowning, dance and physical theatre on a two-week theatrical circus course at Woodchester Mansion in July 2021.

A new circus course is coming to Woodchester Mansion

Budding circus and theatre performers can take part in a new course aimed at adults at Woodchester Mansion, this July 2021....

Visitors to Sudeley Castle near Cheltenham have an extra week to see the Elephant Family before they migrate to their next destination. Image © Kinetic Studios.

Sudeley Castle Elephant Family trail is being extended

The Elephant Family trail at Sudeley Castle is being extended until June 2021, giving visitors an extra week to see the incredible...

The Crypt School was awarded a £500 grant to spend on new books for its library from The Siobhan Dowd Trust.

New life injected into local school library thanks to book fund

The Crypt School in Gloucester has been awarded a grant to spend on new books from The Siobhan Dowd Trust – with each text...

Professor Brian Cox will be joining a diverse line-up at 2021’s hybrid Cheltenham Science Festival.

Cheltenham Science Festival announces unique hybrid line-up for 2021

With 64 live events and more than 50 free online events, the line-up for the four-day hybrid Cheltenham Science Festival 2021...

Fresh: Art Fair will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse in August 2021.

Fresh: Art Fair returns to Gloucestershire this summer

Fresh: Art Fair is returning to Cheltenham Racecourse for its fourth year this August 2021 and promises to be better than ever....

Get your picnic basket and blankets at the ready for an urban picnic in Gloucester.

Discover the perfect urban picnic spots in Gloucester

From beautiful grassy spots to hidden medieval churchyards, Gloucester has some perfect places to enjoy an urban picnic – with...

The traditional Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event has been cancelled for another year, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2021 has been cancelled

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled for 2021.

Cobalt Health is raising funds to support teenagers and young adults with cancer through a new photography competition, this April 2021. © Kevin Pascoe Photography

Gloucestershire charity launches photography competition to support teenagers and young adults with cancer

Cobalt Health is launching a new photography competition, where twelve photographers will win amazing prizes, including a Canon...

Visit the enchanted world of family-friendly festival Fantasy Forest at Sudeley Castle this summer 2021.

Magical family-friendly festival is coming to Sudeley Castle this summer 2021

Sudeley Castle will be transformed into a world of fantasy and sci-fi when the three-day Fantasy Forest festival arrives in...

Cotswold District Council is welcoming visitors back to its high streets, reminding them to follow ‘hands, face, space’ when discovering what the Cotswolds has to offer.

Cotswold District Council is encouraging people to visit its high streets safely

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, visitors are encouraged to return to the Cotswolds – with Cotswold District Council...

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido has been secured.

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido is secure for the next 35 years

Sandford Parks Lido has announced that a new lease has been agreed between its charity and Cheltenham Borough Council, with...

The Times and The Sunday Times praised Stroud for its ‘strong community spirit’ when it was named the best place to live in the UK in March 2021.

Gloucestershire town is named the best place to live in the UK

Stroud topped the list of 78 locations to be crowned the best place to live in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times.

GCHQ has created 12 increasingly difficult puzzles for its #TuringChallenge, to honour the great codebreaker becoming the face of the new £50 note.

GCHQ releases its toughest puzzle ever in honour of codebreaker Alan Turing

As Alan Turing becomes the face of the new £50 note, Cheltenham-based GCHQ releases its toughest ever puzzle in his honour....

Sudeley Castle is reopening this April 2021 with a herd of 30 life-size elephant sculptures to see on its new Elephant Parade trail.

Sudeley Castle is reopening with a new trail of life-sized elephants

Find 30 life-sized elephant sculptures at Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham, when the attraction reopens this April 2021.

The Museum of Gloucester has revealed its five-year plan to recover from the pandemic and future-proof the venue.

Museum of Gloucester reveals its plan to future-proof the venue

The Museum of Gloucester is setting out plans to future-proof the venue and create ‘the quality museum that a historic city...

The Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival has now been rescheduled to June 2022.

Gloucester’s Tall Ships Festival is being rescheduled

The Tall Ships and Adventure Festival usually takes place at Gloucester Docks in May, but this year’s event has been postponed...

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