2:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014
DIRECTOR Maria Aberg has taken on John Webster’s revenge tragedy The White Devil with a vengeance. (Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon) Just like The Two Gentlemen of Verona next door in the main theatre, the setting is contemporary Italy, but Aberg creates a selfish, decandent and cruel society. Webster’s play was shocking in its day with eight murders resulting from Vittoria and Bracciano’s adultery, but Aberg enables us to empathise with all of the characters, even if their behaviour is outrageous, which makes it all the more disturbing.
2:19pm Thursday 28th August 2014
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Local author Graham Jones writes second instalment of Time Travelling Toby series for young children
2:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014
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12:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014
SCULPTURES are being set up at Gloucester Cathedral this month in preparation for the Crucible2 exhibition which opens on September 1 – 100 pieces, created by 61 artists, placed in and around the medieval building and its grounds.
12:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014
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12:15pm Friday 15th August 2014
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Royal Shakespeare Company Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon Box Office 0844 800 1110 We attempt to take our seats, but are immediately whisked off onto the stage, which is set as a contemporary Italian piazza. A street vendor gives us ice cream and we feel privileged to stand amongst the young cast, many of them new to the RSC. Then on with debutant director Simon Godwin’s refreshing take on this rarely performed play (after we have been directed to our seats).
An opportunity for famlies and serious cyclists to cycle round the parkland of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock
12:06pm Friday 15th August 2014
12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014
FROM August 24 two floors of The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum in Clarence Street, will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. The Meet Rex and Other Dinosaurs exhibition will run until September 28 and is a family-friendly show perfect for budding palaeontologists – and their parents.
11:54am Friday 15th August 2014
ON AUGUST 16 and 17 the Cotswold Motoring Museum is celebrating all things sixties with a family-friendly swinging sixties weekend of cars, music, fashion and games to coincide with its Glad All Over: Remembering 1964 exhibition.
11:48am Friday 15th August 2014
12:13pm Thursday 31st July 2014
THE Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza, are pleased to announce that the Raging Bull Aerobatic display will stun the crowds at the show on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August. The show which takes place at South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2014, organisied by local volunteers to raise money for local and national charities. The show has grown dramatically in recent years and is now widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK. Attracting thousands of exhibits from all corners of the British Isles, as well as some from further afield - it really is a nostalgic road trip into bygone years.
12:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014
A GROUP of seven Cirencester College Performing Arts and A-level drama students are looking forward to making their stage debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform Scandimania: Gods of Ice and Fire.
12:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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10:27am Friday 25th July 2014
THE GUITING FESTIVAL 2014 Friday 25th July until Sunday 3rd August inclusive The 44th music festival in Guiting Power promises to deliver ten outstanding concerts, featuring world-renowned musicians, to bring an exceptional programme to the heart of the Cotswolds.
10:22am Friday 25th July 2014
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Re-enactors return the Golden Age of Roman Britain to Chedworth Roman Villa Legio II Augusta re-enactors and National Trust costumed interpreters re-create a weekend of Roman life at Chedworth Roman Villa.
Collection of vibrant lithographs by Henri Matisse at Wetpaint Gallery in Cirencester until August 23
9:59am Friday 25th July 2014
9:54am Friday 25th July 2014
BLENHEIM palace has a packed summer holiday events calendar, with everything you need to entertain all the family throughout the summer. From July 26 to August 31, daily events and activities will be taking place throughout the grounds.
10:37am Friday 11th July 2014
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10:25am Friday 11th July 2014
OLIVER Twist, Dickens’ classic tale of poverty and pick-pocketing, privilege and prosperity is given the Jenny Wren treatment, as a small but perfectly formed cast unravel the secrets of Oliver’s past, portraying all the colourful characters he meets on his perilous path. Expect laughter and tears, surprises and fears; but not Lionel Bart’s musical – they can’t sing!
10:20am Friday 11th July 2014
10:18am Friday 11th July 2014
THE 44th Guiting Festival in Guiting Power takes place from Friday, July 25 until Sunday, August 3 and promises to deliver ten outstanding concerts, featuring world-renowned musicians, to bring an exceptional programme to the heart of the Cotswolds.
Will Harvey's War based on wartime experiences of Gloucestershire Laureate on at Cheltenham's Everyman
10:14am Friday 11th July 2014
IT’S a rare treat for actors to meet the people or descendants of the characters they are playing. But that’s what happened to 12-year-old Benjamin Crossley last week when he met the daughter and granddaughter of local First World War poet and writer, F W Harvey.
Opera Brava to perform Tosca and Rigoletto at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural University this month
10:08am Friday 11th July 2014
2:32pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
THE Le Page Ensemble’s upcoming concert Into Our Dreams in Stroud will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, the slow movement from Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, Death and the Maiden, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, as well as music by Bela Bartok, Felix Mendelssohn and Philip Glass.
Exhibition, The Feathered Aviator, at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, commemorates the start of the First World War
2:25pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
2:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
2:18pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
NO TWO Brewery Blues shows are ever the same. They draw from a large jamboree bag of talent that not only includes local artists, but those clamouring to perform UK wide and as far afield as Ireland, USA, Holland, Germany and France.
2:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
12:10pm Thursday 26th June 2014
THE third Cirencester Open Gardens event is being held in Chesterton on Sunday, June 29 from 2-5pm. Six gardens are opening. These are at 29, 31 & 36 Oaklands; 46 Somerford Road, 9 Chesterton Park and 8 Hanstone Close.
12:05pm Thursday 26th June 2014
PETER Duncan, Jonny Clarke and George Banks will be heading the cast of the 2014 national tour of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, when it comes to the Wyvern Theatre next month.
12:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014
BEST known for her roles as Debbie Gallagher in the Channel 4 hit TV series Shameless and Vicki McDonald in the BBC show Waterloo Road, Rebecca Ryan will bring to life Shelagh Delaney’s older than her year’s teenage lead Jo in A Taste of Honey at the Everyman next month.
11:55am Thursday 26th June 2014
11:52am Thursday 26th June 2014
THE Northleach Charter Fair and Music Festival will take place, for the second year running, on the King George V playing fields on Saturday, June 28, at the new time of 11am to 5pm, with the music festival kicking off from 5pm to 11pm.
11:43am Thursday 26th June 2014
11:04am Thursday 12th June 2014
THE Friends of Cotswold Volunteers are holding an open gardens afternoon on Sunday, June 15 2014 at Batsford House, Moreton-in-Marsh from 2– 5.30pm. This unique event and opportunity for the public to see a private garden that has rarely been open to the public has been given by kind permission of Lord and Lady Dulverton.
10:49am Thursday 12th June 2014
THE Cricklade Art Group would like to welcome you to their Summer Exhibition in the Cricklade Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, June 14/15 from 10am till 4pm. There is something for everyone, young and old with demonstrations on art techniques scheduled too. There are quiz sheets for children to help them look at the artwork more closely. The Sunday is also the Cricklade Festival so the group is hopeful of many visitors.
Private gardens in Cirencester open in aid of homeless youth charity, Cirencester Housing for Young People
10:35am Thursday 12th June 2014
CIRENCESTER will celebrate summer with more than 40 gardeners opening their gardens to raise money for charity. This year, gardens will be open on five Sundays in June and July (dates to be listed weekly in the Standard).
10:27am Thursday 12th June 2014
1:27pm Thursday 5th June 2014
12:51pm Thursday 5th June 2014