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.

Local singer Lara Telfer, pictured here with her son Bertie, won the final of the Furlong Factor singing competition.

Gloucestershire singer wins the Furlong Factor

Local singer Lara Telfer, who works at The Jockey Club, has won Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor national singing competition.

ProCook founder Daniel O’Neill wanted to say thanks to Gloucestershire hospital workers.

Gloucester headquartered retailer ProCook donates gift to 1,600 NHS staff

Nationwide cookware and kitchen retailer ProCook, whose HQ is based in Gloucester, has shown its support of Gloucestershire...

From home-schooling superstars to people creating PPE from home, the project looks to feature the unsung heroes of the community during the Coronavirus crisis.

Cheltenham photographer searches for Lock Down Hero for photo documentary

A Cheltenham-based photographer is looking for Lock Down Heroes to feature in a new photo documentary series that tells their...

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...

Owners can enter their dogs for waggiest tail, dog and owner lookalike, rescue to recovery and more. There’s even a category for agility.

Virtual Doggy Days show launches near Gloucestershire

Dog owners in Gloucestershire can enter their pups into the Dean Farm Trust Virtual Doggy Days dog show this May bank holiday...

The 75 year anniversary of VE Day will be celebrated in homes across Gloucestershire.

VE Day home celebrations taking place across Gloucestershire

Dig out the bunting, wave your Union Jacks and make a trifle, the VE Day celebrations might not be those originally planned,...

Cheltenham Jazz Festival @ Home will feature artists including Imelda May, Nitin Sawhney, Jamie Cullum and more.

Cheltenham Festivals announces Cheltenham Jazz Festival @ Home

Cheltenham Festivals will run an exclusive one-day Cheltenham Jazz Festival @ Home on Saturday 9 May 2020.

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 spectacular show boasts stunning costumes, popular songs and now, an award-winning script.

Cinderella at the Everyman Theatre wins a Great British Pantomime Award

The Everyman Theatre’s production of Cinderella has won best script in The Great British Pantomime Awards. Oh yes it has…

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....

The people’s choice of SGGLA 2020 winners will be crowned in October.

Phase one of SGGLA 2020 voting ends today

Today’s the last chance to cast your votes in the 2020 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards until September.

Send in your snaps of Gloucestershire’s wildlife for a chance to win prizes in this year’s competition. Image © David Adamson.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition with new categories and bigger prizes...

SLG Brands has donated hundreds of beauty products for Gloucestershire NHS workers to enjoy.

Beauty company SLG Brands donates products to Gloucestershire NHS staff

SLG Brands, a Cheltenham-based beauty company, has donated 40 boxes of beauty products to hardworking NHS staff in Gloucestershire.

Children aged five to seven years old can learn through laughter with a new educational video each week from Theo The Mouse.

Theo The Mouse launches online educational show for kids

The creators of Theo The Mouse have launched a new online educational show for five to seven-year-olds, aimed at families struggling...

Wickes Cheltenham is re-opening following closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

Wickes Cheltenham to reopen with social distancing measures in place

The Cheltenham branch of DIY chain store Wickes is reopening to customers, as part of a national trial including six of its...

From bug hunting to how to make a mini pond in the garden, WWT has launched new home learning hub during lockdown.

WWT launches new home learning hub

Designed with families in mind, WWT has launched a new home learning hub, packed with inspirational and educational activities...

The 2020 event was set to be the biggest one to date, but has had to be postponed due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus.

Nocturne Live 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Nocturne Live series of summer concerts at Blenheim Palace, including David Gray, Lionel Richie, Simple Minds and UB40,...

Gloucestershire fans of The Killers will have to wait almost a year to see the band in concert in Bristol, but the show will go on.

The Killers postpones Bristol summer concert

The Killers’ sold-out music concert at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium has been rescheduled until May 2021.

George Hookham ran 2.6 miles every day for 10 days to raise money for Longfield Hospice.

Gloucestershire boy runs marathon for Longfield Hospice

Eight-year-old George Hookham from Gloucestershire took on the Two Point Six Challenge to help raise money for Longfield Hospice.

Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge will be coming to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, this Octrober 2020.

Everyman Theatre announces new show Private Lives

Giving Gloucestershire theatre fans something to look forward to this autumn, tickets have just gone on sale for new show,...

Gloucester Quays Food Festival will next take place in July 2021.

Gloucester Quays Food Festival is cancelled for 2020

In light of the Coronavirus crisis, Gloucester Quays Food Festival has been cancelled for 2020 and rescheduled for 2021.

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...

Joining forces with The Long Table in Stroud, they’ve made over 2,500 meals for individuals in need and NHS workers so far.

The Sober Parrot in Cheltenham provides meals to those in need during Coronavirus outbreak

Cheltenham’s alcohol-free live entertainment venue The Sober Parrot is providing home-cooked ready meals for NHS workers and...

Hear from speakers and take part in live sessions from home as Cheltenham Science Festival is streamed online for the first time in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cheltenham Festivals launches new Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home

Cheltenham Science Festival 2020 will go ahead as a virtual festival, streamed online for free, this June.

Pupils from Rosary Primary School in Stroud have been crafting Easter bonnets at home and sending photos to Lilian Faithfull Care staff for residents to judge.

Lilian Faithfull Care residents judge Easter bonnet competition

Lilian Faithfull Care residents are judging an Easter bonnet crafting competition for pupils at Rosary Primary School during...

Little Mix and Westlife music concerts at Kingsholm Stadium have both been cancelled in July 2020.

Little Mix and Westlife Kingsholm Stadium concerts cancelled

Little Mix and Westlife have cancelled their concerts at Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium in July 2020, due to the Coronavirus...

Hurray! The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is streaming pantomimes, includingSleeping Beauty, for families to enjoy at home during lockdown. © Jack Boskett.

Roses Theatre Tewkesbury streams pantomimes

Gloucestershire families craving some fun and entertainment, and a living room boogie, can enjoy a number of the Roses Theatre’s...

Stagecoach West offer free bus travel to NHS staff across Gloucestershire

The county’s NHS key workers are being supported by Stagecoach West.

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