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Get the perfect shot for the ‘gram at Cotswold Farm Park’s sunflower field, opening to the public in August 2020.

Cotswold Farm Park's sunflower field is opening again this summer

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – The sunflower field at Cotswold Farm Park, one of Gloucestershire’s most Insta-worthy attractions,...

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Confetti Flower Field, this August 2020.

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 Barn Theatre in Cirencester is staging an outdoor performance of Private Peaceful, followed by a Q&A with Michael Morpurgo.

Michael Morpurgo is coming to BarnFest Outdoor Theatre Festival

BarnFest Outdoor Theatre Festival in Cirencester will feature an exclusive Q&A with author and former children’s laureate,...

Encouraging residents to ‘Think Gloucestershire’, the new GFirst LEP campaign aims to boost local business after the Coronavirus crisis.

GFirst LEP is launching Think Gloucestershire campaign

‘Think Gloucestershire’ is a new promotional campaign designed by GFirst LEP, encouraging local people to shop, spend and take...

Stand in the shoes of Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica when FriendsFest comes to Bristol in July 2021.

FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire

Oh. My. God! FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire, giving fans of the TV show the chance to experience the...

The new 853 Dayrider Gold ticket from Stagecoach West will cost just £10 to go from Cheltenham directly to Oxford City Centre.

Stagecoach West is taking over bus services between Cheltenham and Oxford

Bus operator Stagecoach West is offering the cheapest way to travel from Cheltenham to Oxford as it takes over the 853 bus...

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 is going digital, with events live-streamed online from Cheltenham Town Hall and the Everyman Theatre.

Cheltenham Literature Festival is going digital for the first time in 2020

Cheltenham Literature Festival will be live-streamed as a ‘pioneering’ digital festival for the first time, when the world-famous...

Ride the steam and heritage diesel trains for the first time since lockdown began, as the Dean Forest Railway reopens in August 2020.

Dean Forest Railway is reopening in August

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – Dean Forest Railway in Lydney is reopening in August 2020, just in time for a summer holiday steam...

Readers rejoice, Gloucestershire Libraries has introduced a new reserve and collect service for members.

Gloucestershire Libraries launch new reserve and collect service

Hoping for a good summer read? Gloucestershire Libraries has introduced a new reserve and collect service for everyone with...

The famous zoo in Bristol’s Clifton area is reopening for the first time in over three months on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Bristol Zoo is reopening in July

Bristol Zoo Gardens is reopening to the public in July 2020, following its closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The #dogsinlockdown initiative has raised over £6,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire.

Dog portraits by Gloucestershire artists are raising thousands for charity

Local artists have raised thousands for Gloucestershire’s Sue Ryder hospice by creating portraits of dogs in lockdown –...

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

Cheltenham ice rink cancelled for 2020

The outdoor ice rink planned for Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens has been cancelled for Christmas 2020, although two Christmas...

The Museum of Gloucester will be telling Gloucestershire’s story of A Life in Lockdown.

Be part of A Life in Lockdown exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester

There’s a chance to be included in A Life in Lockdown, a poignant exhibition about life in Gloucestershire during the Coronavirus...

Luke Jerram’s Of Earth and Sky will appear in 20 open spaces and at heritage locations across Gloucester.

A new Luke Jerram art installation is coming to Gloucester

Of Earth and Sky, a new community art installation by Museum of the Moon creator Luke Jerram, is coming to 20 sites across...

Support from Gloucester Culture Trust’s 2020 Creation Fund has helped local artists bring eight new projects to life during the Coronavirus crisis. Image © Fluxx Films.

Eight new creative projects launching thanks to Gloucester Culture Trust’s Creative Fund

A series of eight creative projects are being launched by local artists in Gloucester, thanks to the Gloucester Culture Trust’s...

The Malvern Autumn Show, which was due to have a giant vegetable competition, cider garden and new Malvern Gin Show, will not go ahead this September 2020.

Malvern Autumn Show is cancelled for 2020

The Malvern Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground has been cancelled for 2020, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic....

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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