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Gloucestershire is hosting the Women’s Tour for the first time ever this June 2022, with cycling action in Tewkesbury, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

The Gloucestershire route for the Women’s Tour has been revealed

World-class road cycling will be coming through Gloucestershire this summer, when the Women’s Tour takes its first race route...

A group of African penguins relocated from Bristol Zoo are settling into their brand-new enclosure at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. Image © Cotswold House Photography.

Cotswolds wildlife park opens new enclosure to welcome penguins from Bristol Zoo

Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water has opened a brand-new penguin enclosure, as it welcomes a group of African penguins from...

See the likes of comedy writer Henry Normal, the Dreamboys, Down for the Count Orchestra and even dinosaurs at Cheltenham Town Hall this spring 2022.

Cheltenham Town Hall announces its spring events programme

Spanning live music, theatre, comedy and even a chance to come face to face with dinosaurs, Cheltenham Town Hall’s spring events...

Deborah James was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in 2016 and has spent years campaigning to raise awareness and fundraising to treat and prevent the disease.

Cheltenham Science Festival pays tribute to Bowelbabe Deborah James

Podcaster, cancer campaigner and Cheltenham Science Festival guest curator Deborah James, known online as Bowelbabe, is receiving...

Called the city’s ‘beating heart of live music and performance’, Gloucester Guildhall has been awarded over £230,000 in Arts Council funding.

Gloucester live music venue receives a share of £2.17 million Arts Council funding

Gloucester Guildhall is one of only six venues in the south west which will benefit from £2.17 million of funding from Arts...

Discover, explore and enjoy all that Miserden Estate has to offer from May 2022, when the estate near Stroud relaunches with some exciting new additions.

Miserden Estate relaunches with an exciting new programme of activities

With new ways to explore the grounds and get closer to nature, Miserden Estate is launching a new programme of activities for...

One of the Cotswolds’ favourite social enterprises – StarBistro – has reopened in April 2022 with a brand-new menu.

Cheltenham’s StarBistro reopens with new menu

With a reputation for serving some of the finest food in the Cotswolds, alongside supporting National Star College students...

The Stroud-based charity is aiming to raise £2,500 to fund a ‘Woodland Wizard’ to help volunteers plant native trees across the area.

Stroud Valleys Project launches Earth Day crowdfunder

Taking part in the Big Give Green Match Fund campaign, which kicks off this Earth Day 2022, Stroud Valleys Project aims to...

Family-favourite attraction, the Corinium Museum, has won a Bronze Award at the 2021/22 South West England Tourism Excellence Awards.

Cirencester museum wins Small Visitor Attraction Bronze Award

The Corinium Museum in Cirencester has been awarded the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Bronze Award at the 2021/22 South...

The free event at Gloucester’s newly transformed Kings Square on Saturday 30 April 2022 marks 50 years since the square was first opened – and is set to be packed with family fun.

Kings Square hosts free day of entertainment for its grand opening

Fresh from its £5 million transformation, a day of free entertainment and family activities will officially reopen Gloucester’s...

Cheltenham Borough Council has revealed the new ‘Information Exchange’ visitor pod, trailing a new approach to visitor information over the next three months.

A new visitor information pod is unveiled in Cheltenham

An innovative information hub has been installed in Cheltenham town centre as part of a new visitor initiative scheme to showcase...

Experience Chocolatey heaven with the return of The Coconut Tree’s Choccy Hopper.

The Coconut Tree brings back its Creme Egg Choccy Hopper!

Sri Lankan street food fans are in for a sweet treat, this Easter, when The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham brings back its Crème...

The Cheltenham Trust reveals its ambitious designs for a vibrant new arts café, community gallery and artists’ studios at The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery.

The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery reveals designs for its major refurbishment

The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham is undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment in 2022 and has now revealed its ambitious...

Rally the troops! The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum calls for an ‘army of volunteers’ to help with its ambitious plans.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum seeks an army of volunteers

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester has unveiled new plans for future attractions, including a new display...

Set foot aboard beautiful boats, see live battle re-enactments and watch gravity-defying performances when Gloucester Tall Ships Festival returns for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend this June 2022.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival returns for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

The hugely popular Gloucester Tall Ships Festival sails back into Gloucester Docks this June 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum...

Stars such as Dom Joly, Ben Miller and Tweedy the Clown were part of The Stand Up for Ukraine variety show, which raised over £50,000.

Stand Up for Ukraine at the Everyman Theatre raises more than £50,000

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and the Barn Theatre in Cirencester teamed up to put on Stand Up for Ukraine, a variety...

Hear from prominent scientists, climate activists and even a Great British Bake Off finalist at Cheltenham Science Festival this June 2022.

Cheltenham Science Festival announces line-up for its 20th anniversary year

Returning for a full-scale festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary this June 2022, Cheltenham Science Festival is back with...

From the Kanneh-Mason Duo to the British Sinfonietta, see some of the biggest names in classical music at Cheltenham Music Festival this July 2022.

Cheltenham Music Festival 2022 line-up revealed

Back for a full-scale festival this July 2022 with orchestras, choirs and some of the biggest names in classical music, Cheltenham...

The new art trail at Lydney Harbour has been created by artist duo Denman + Gould, with installation work due for completion by the end of April 2022.

New art trail launching at Lydney Harbour

A new trail combining nature, heritage and art is taking shape at Lydney Harbour, aiming to put the Forest of Dean site on...

Discover five extraordinary events this summer as Pride in Gloucestershire sets up to tour the county.

Pride in Gloucestershire returns to host five massive events this summer

Pride in Gloucestershire is set to make history in 2022, touring the county – with Pride events in Cheltenham, Cirencester,...

Browse a unique collection of original art when Cotswold Sculpture Park reopens this Friday 1 April 2022.

Cotswold Sculpture Park is reopening this April with hundreds of new artworks

With a collection of over 200 sculptures to see and buy, Cotswold Sculpture Park, near South Cerney, is reopening to visitors...

The colourful Confetti Flower Field in the Cotswolds will be open again in July 2022, with the dates now provisionally revealed.

Confetti Flower Field to open for summer

Cameras at the ready! The famous Confetti Flower Field, in nearby Worcestershire, will be bursting with colour and open to...

Don’t miss the chance to nominate your lifestyle business to win at Gloucestershire’s biggest awards when SGGLA returns for 2022.

Nominations close soon for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2022

The fifth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by Visit Gloucestershire, are fast approaching – and there’s...

Cotswold Lavender will be open to the public this summer, from  Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 7 August 2022.

Cotswold Lavender announces summer opening dates

Cotswold Lavender, near Broadway, has announced exactly when it will open its fields this summer 2022…

The funding will go towards repairing the roof, upgrading the heating system, improving accessibility and protecting the Museum of Gloucester’s important collection of artefacts.

Museum of Gloucester receives almost £400,000 for upgrades and repairs

The Grade II listed Museum of Gloucester is being awarded £387,500 from the government’s Museums and Estate Development Fund...

An audience with Michael Morpurgo is raising funds to give deprived city children the chance to get to grips with life on a Gloucestershire farm.

Evening with author Michael Morpurgo will support Farms for City Children

Theatregoers will be able to hear from acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo after a performance of The Mozart Question at The...

Gloucester-based Roberts Limbrick has provided a visual representation of what Cheltenham’s new digital learning space in Oakley could look like.

Cheltenham is getting a new £250,000 digital learning hub

Gloucestershire Libraries has received a £250,000 award to create a brand-new digital learning and skills hub in Cheltenham.

Independent book shop, Rossiter Books, is opening on Cheltenham’s Rotunda Terrace this March 2022.

New independent book shop is opening in Cheltenham

Independent bookseller Rossiter Books is opening its latest shop in Cheltenham’s Montpellier area this March 2022, promising...

The Museum of Gloucester’s new project will capture portraits of Gloucester’s most inspiring women.

Gloucester marks International Women’s Day with a new photography project

A new project to capture portraits of Gloucester’s most inspirational women is being launched to mark International Women’s...

From Gloucester Cathedral and Cheltenham Town Hall to SoGlos HQ, the county’s organisations are lighting up in blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine.

Gloucestershire businesses light up in blue and yellow to show support for Ukraine

Organisations across Gloucestershire are showing their support for Ukraine by illuminating landmarks and business premises...

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