Author: Natalie Newman

New ‘BBC Tours’ coming to Gloucester Cathedral in August!

Film friendly Gloucester Cathedral is the place to be this August for the launch of the new and exciting BBC Tours. For three nights only you can come and enjoy an exciting and informative tour as we take you behind the scenes of some of the BBC’s biggest shows filmed at Gloucester Cathedral, including: The Hollow Crown (Nave/Garth), Sherlock (Crypt), Wolf Hall (Nave/Cloisters) and Doctor Who (Millers Green). Knowledgeable guides will lead you around this amazing building where you will see costumes relevant to the era/style of the show, hear snippets of insider information and be prepared for a...

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Westgate Farmer’s Market?

As we all know, Fridays mean Farmer’s Market here in Gloucester. A lot of people love them. I know that I spend all week looking forward to eating a pork roll from the spit roast stand, or getting some fresh olives from the lovely lady who stands next to HSBC with her stall. Because so many people love the Farmers market on a Friday, some business owners on Westgate street thought it would be a good plan to move the Farmers market down to Westgate Street once a month. This is an attempt make Westgate Street look more attractive...

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Art In the City

  Are you a budding artist? If you are then this will be the event for you! Art in the city is a painting competition for artists all over Gloucester to showcase their talent. All mediums are allowed, from oils, watercolours and pastels to acrylics, pencil and pen and ink. The subject? Gloucester. Our fine city is rich with history and beautiful landmarks. All of which are enough to inspire any artist. Art in the City is challenging all artists to capture that history and beauty on their canvas. But how do you accept this gauntlet? All information is...

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One handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy donates free tickets

Celebrated International one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy is urging people to get involved in Carers Gloucestershire’s fundraising event on the 5th June ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’.  To encourage people to register for this event, this highly acclaimed pianist is offering two free sets of tickets to his concert in Cheltenham at the Parabola Arts Centre on Sunday 29th May 2016.  Winners will also be able to meet Nicholas and will receive a signed CD. Nicholas McCarthy , who at one point was told he would never have a career, is not your average artist. Born in 1989 without his...

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The House of The Tailor of Gloucester 10 year anniversary!

Wednesday 9th March marks the 10 year anniversary since The House of the Tailor of Gloucester was successfully reopened to the public. A celebratory tea and thank you the volunteers for their loyal support, is being held over the road in College Court, at Lily’s Tea Rooms at 4.30pm to mark this anniversary. Without the help of the Gloucester Citizen in raising awareness of the scheme for local, interested people to purchase shares in the Company, this unique attraction in our City would not have been viable. Sufficient funds were raised in order to secure the iconic premises and to start...

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Treasure Seekers celebrates second birthday

Treasure Seekers, a Gloucester organisation that seeks to help disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the local community, has recently celebrated its second birthday. The Westgate Street shop, based near the Gloucester Cathedral, has been providing work opportunities to people who wish to secure long-term employment, but have previously lacked the skills and experience to be able to achieve this. The shop – which sells gifts, homewares and retro sweets – provides placements and training opportunities to allow individuals to gain new skills and progress to new jobs. As well as providing retail experience, the organisation runs many other initiatives...

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Gloucester Guildhall launches filmmaking scheme

  Gloucester’s city centre entertainment venue, the Guildhall – which has screened many blockbuster films and hosted performances from well-known acts over the years – will soon be focussing more of its attention on local talent. The ‘Filmmaker Forum’ will commence on Saturday, 19th March, and Gloucester Guildhall intend to hold many more or these events throughout the year. The forum will allow the opportunity for budding local producers to showcase their work, and take part in a question and answer session to help extract information from those who are more established in the industry. Chloe Homer, film programmer...

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The Hollie Gazzard Memorial Bench

Any passers by on Southgate Street in the past few days may have noticed a new bench decorated with flowers and balloons. To mark the two year anniversary of 20 year old Hollie Gazzard’s death, a memorial bench has been set up in the city centre. The Gazzard Family raised £9,000 on a day filled with art, expression and meaning dedicated to Hollie in June 2014. This money was used to set up the bench outside the salon that Hollie worked at, Fringe Benefits. The Hollie Gazzard Trust was set up shortly after Hollie’s passing to help young hairdressers...

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Gloucester Arts Council

We are seeking ALL the movers and shakers in the city across ALL genera , communities and religions who want to get involved and drive a vibrant and varied Arts scene in Gloucester, developing events and festivals of all shapes and sizes under the banner of The Gloucester Arts Project (GAP). GAP’s aim is to break down social and religious barriers under the common banner of the Arts and build pride and community in the city through connectivity: Fill The GAP To fill Gloucester with a vibrant and varied Music , Dance, Theatre , Literature and Arts Festival program...

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Richard III exhibition – a huge success

The exhibition featuring the reconstructed head of Richard III in Gloucester has been hailed as a huge success. Part of a national tour the exhibition at the City Museum and Art Gallery was visited by nearly 3,000 people. And the museum’s website received a total of 17,000 ‘hits’. “ It has been a massive success,” said Council Leader, Paul James. “It shows not only that we can stage great exhibitions but how much interest there is in the City and its history. When exhibitions are relevant and staged well people will come and see them. Richard III had a...

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Fri 26

Farmers Market

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm BST