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Glastonbury Festival is unable to go ahead for the second year running, with the world-famous music event cancelled for 2021.

Glastonbury Festival is cancelled for 2021

Glastonbury Festival 2021 has been cancelled for the second year running, due to the lasting impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Emerging young artists in Gloucester are encouraged to apply for Strike A Light’s Creative Community Activitsts call out.

Strike A Light is looking to support four Gloucester-based creatives

Gloucester-based artists aged 18 to 30 with creative ideas to support the local community during lockdown three could get paid...

Once the conservation work is complete, the stones will be kept at the Museum of Gloucester and then Discover Decrypt.

Gloucester’s most important archaeological discovery in decades is undergoing conservation work

Conservation work will begin on two beautifully carved stone fragments discovered in Gloucester in 2019.

Young learners can engage with author talks, storytelling sessions and more from #Cheltlitfest online until February half term 2021.

Cheltenham Festivals is extending #Cheltlitfest programme for home schoolers

Cheltenham Literature Festival has made its 2020 programme of family and schools events available online, giving teachers,...

A Cedar of Lebanon tree in Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, like the one pictured above, will not be felled according to Gloucestershire County Council.

Pittville Park Cedar of Lebanon tree will not be felled

A 250-year-old Cedar of Lebanon tree in Pittville Park which was due to be felled, much to public dismay, has been saved from...

Escape Hunt is coming to Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter in late 2020.

A new escape room experience is coming to Cheltenham

Race against the clock at The Brewery Quarter, with Cheltenham’s new escape room opening there this December 2020.

Gloucester Cathedral will be running daily festive activities in the run up to Christmas 2020, its new Digital Advent Calendar.

Gloucester Cathedral launches its new Digital Advent Calendar for 2020

In the build-up to this different Christmas in 2020, Gloucester Cathedral is launching a Digital Advent Calendar with daily...

See A Life in Lockdown from the Museum of Gloucester as a digital exhibition, this December 2020.

New Museum of Gloucester exhibition is being hosted online

The Museum of Gloucester’s latest exhibition, A Life in Lockdown, is being hosted online to bring culture to the county safely...

Cheltenham’s Remembrance Sunday service will be streamed via YouTube for locals to take part safely during the second national lockdown this November 2020.

Cheltenham Remembrance Sunday service is being streamed online

With new lockdown restrictions in place, Cheltenham Borough Council is streaming its Remembrance Sunday service on YouTube,...

Heritage sites including Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Woodchester Mansion will receive government funding to help them recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire heritage attractions receiving grants from the Culture Recovery Fund

Nine of Gloucestershire’s heritage organisations are receiving a grant from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery...

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester is one of the Gloucestershire arts organisations receiving Culture Recovery Fund grants.

Gloucestershire arts organisations receive £4 million in Culture Recovery Fund grants

Almost £4 million of funding has been awarded to 12 arts and culture organisations in Gloucestershire, in the first round of...

Tutshill, home of the Tutshill Tornados, is one of the towns recognised in the latest Harry Potter book, Quidditch Through The Ages.

Gloucestershire village gets honorary Quidditch Town status

Tutshill, the rural Gloucestershire village where JK Rowling grew up, has been officially given honorary ‘Quidditch Town’...

F45 Cheltenham is coming to The Brewery Quarter in late 2020.

New F45 boutique fitness studio launching at The Brewery Quarter

Promising fast-paced HIIT sessions for Cheltenham’s gym lovers, boutique fitness studio F45 is opening at The Brewery Quarter...

Fresh: Art Fair will be returning to Cheltenham Racecourse in April 2021.

Fresh: Art Fair 2020 postponed until 2021

Fresh: Art Fair at Cheltenham Racecourse will no longer be going ahead in November 2020 organisers have announced, with new...

Cheltenham Christmas market will not be going ahead in 2020 due to Coronavirus concerns.

Cheltenham Christmas market is cancelled for 2020

The Christmas market planned for Cheltenham in 2020 has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus epidemic....

The Walk is a socially distanced Halloween themed walking trail at Over Farm this October 2020.

The Walk replaces cancelled Frightmare at Over Farm this Halloween

The hugely popular Frightmare at Over Farm is being replaced with a new, socially distanced walking trail this Halloween 2020....

Cotswold Alpacas has launched a brand-new, affordable, series of visitors walks.

Cotswold Alpacas launches new alpaca experiences in Cowley

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – A unique new chance for visitors to walk the gentle alpacas has been launched at Cotswold Alpacas’ 12-acre...

Rupert Everett, Caitlin Moran, Florence Given, comedian Marcus Brigstocke and guest curators Elif Shafak and Shamil Thakrar all feature in the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 line-up.

Full Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 line-up announced

The full line-up for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 has been revealed – combining digital...

Luke Jerram’s seven metre Earth sculpture, Gaia, is coming to Gloucester Cathedral this October 2020.

Luke Jerram's Gaia is coming to Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral has hosted the Moon and now it’s the turn of planet Earth – when Luke Jerram’s Gaia takes up residence...

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 –...

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