Exhibition of mosaic art at Cirencester's Corinium Museum on until April 27

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Exhibition of mosaic art at Cirencester's Corinium Museum on until April 27

12:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

GARDEN Goddesses is an exhibition of mosaic art by Caroline Jariwala, presenting a clear vision of the replication of patterns discovered within nature and clearly derived from the Rangoli designs and Mendhi patterns of Caroline’s Indian heritage.

Sudeley Castle to host first ever food festival from July 11-13

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: UNEXPLORED CORNERS: Several rooms will be opened to the public for the first time when Sudeley Castle reopens next week, while you can come face to face with Richard III next month, who once owned the 12th century manor

12:47pm Friday 4th April 2014

SUDELEY Castle in Winchcombe near Cheltenham is to host its first ever food festival in its grounds from July 11-13.

Cirencester's Brewery Blues features The Charlton Blues Kings on Friday, April 11

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester's Brewery Blues features The Charlton Blues Kings on Friday, April 11

12:41pm Friday 4th April 2014

ON FRIDAY, April 11, Cirencester’s Brewery Blues line-up features the cream of the crop. Headliners, The Charlton Blues Kings were formed through a mutual respect for the Blues of the late, lamented Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Sean Costello. This six piece, harp-infused, twin-guitar, nitro-fuelled combo, orchestrated by audacious frontman Tony Berry, offers the kind of Blues experience to dance to, drink to and have fun to – all three are always on the cards when these dudes hit the stage. The Newbolds are rooted in the bluesy side of rock and with the occasional funky lick and bass line dropped in, these guys are guaranteed to get an audience moving. Since making their debut at the Stroud Fringe Festival 2013, the Newbolds have gathered a loyal following across the South West who connect with their mixture of originals and well-chosen covers. Personnel include Dan Brixton: vocals, Barry Crisp: lead guitar, Tom Roberts: bass, Roy Harris: drums and Leigh Abbosh: saxophone. Steve Ferbrache is the new kid on the town’s live music block, taking his Brewery bow last November. Although very much imbued with the traditions of the Delta Blues, Steve has used those nuances to develop his own excellent self-penned material. A picker of some distinction with a voice that’s very John Martyn-esque. If you missed him last time - it would be daft to make the same mistake twice. Sinéad Claire is most certainly one to look out for. Her early influences included artists such as Annie Lennox, Enya, Alanis Morissette and Kate Bush, but her sound has evolved into her own. Sinéad’s studio accomplishments began when she worked in collaboration with renowned producer, Mike Isaacs - the results were remarkably well received. A copious writer, Sinéad is now busily channelling her creative energies into her latest, soon to be released EP. Tickets are available at newbreweryarts.org.uk or the box office on 01285 657181; they cost £9 (£7 concessions/students) or £10 on the night. (£8 concessions/students). Well stocked licensed bar serving Corinium Ales amongst other delights.

The hit Beatles show Let It Be will visit The Bristol Hippodrome from Monday – Saturday, May 5 - 10.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The hit Beatles show Let It Be will visit The Bristol Hippodrome from Monday – Saturday, May 5 - 10.

12:28pm Friday 4th April 2014

FOLLOWING its hugely successful run in London’s West End, the hit Beatles show Let It Be will visit The Bristol Hippodrome from Monday – Saturday, May 5 - 10.

Matthew Bourne's provocative and powerful Swan Lake, Bristol Hippodrome, May 20-24

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Matthew Bourne's provocative and powerful Swan Lake, Bristol Hippodrome, May 20-24

11:22am Thursday 27th March 2014

THRILLING, audacious and totally original, Matthew Bourne’s legendary production of Swan Lake transforms one of ballet’s best-loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston.

Vienna Festival Ballet's production of Cinderella at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: CINDERELLA - Vienna Festival Ballet

11:15am Thursday 27th March 2014

THE Vienna Festival Ballet have been producing classical ballet tours for over 30 years and they continue to enchant Cheltenham audiences with biannual visits to the Bacon Theatre. Their latest dazzling classical production, Cinderella will be performed at the Dean Close School venue on Saturday, March 29.

English Touring Opera (ETO) visits Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Paul Bunyan opens English Touring Opera's season in Cheltenham

11:11am Thursday 27th March 2014

THIS April English Touring Opera (ETO) visits Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre with its most ambitious season yet, with three full-scale productions of acclaimed operas by Mozart, Britten and Tippett and two operas for young people.

Robin Cousins’ Ice – The Skating Stage Experience at the Bristol Hippodrome, April 30 to May 3

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Robin Cousins' Ice - The Skating Stage Experience

11:06am Thursday 27th March 2014

DYNAMIC and atmospheric Robin Cousins’ Ice – The Skating Stage Experience will draw you into its unique world, where world class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly in a truly theatrical setting.

Veteran Jim Davidson visits Swindon's Wyvern with No Further Action

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: JIm Davidson

11:03am Thursday 27th March 2014

VERY few comedians could turn the worst year of their life into a resounding success, but fresh from winning the most successful ever series of Big Brother by a landslide, comedy king Jim Davidson has done exactly that.

A smash hit at the Hippodrome

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A smash hit at the Hippodrome

3:19pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MUCH as I hate to use clichés, the screams from the auditorium as Jonny lifted Baby in what must surely be one of the most famous dance moves of all time, indicted that the audience had indeed enjoyed “the time of their lives”.

The Rat Pack, Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy David Jnr

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Rat Pack, Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy David Jnr

11:25am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Rat Pack, Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr comes to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre on Sunday, March 23 with a concert full of music, laughter and sophisticated style.

Brewery Blues Special with The Pat Nicholson band

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brewery Blues Special with The Pat Nicholson band

11:16am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Brewery Blues Special at New Brewery Arts Cirencester, on Friday, March 28 features the Pat Nicholson Band with support from Nobody’s Business.

Tales of Lust and Chocolate at Cheltenham Poetry festival, March 21

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tales of Lust and Chocolate at Cheltenham Poetry festival, March 21

11:12am Thursday 20th March 2014

LOCAL performer Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers makes her Cheltenham Poetry Festival debut tomorrow at 7.30pm at the Copa bar (66 Regent St, Cheltenham) with Tales of Lust & Chocolate.

Johnny Coppin showcasing new album

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Johnny Coppin showcasing new album

11:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

JOHNNY Coppin, one of Gloucestershire’s leading singer-songwriters, kicks off the Borderland UK Spring Tour with an official CD launch for the new album Borderland at Nailsworth Town Hall on Saturday, March 29 at 7.45pm.

LIVE REVIEW: Henry Priestman @ Brewery Blues, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Henry Priestman will be at BAMfest

7:27am Monday 17th March 2014

HENRY PRIESTMAN may have mellowed from an angry young man into a mildly grumpy old git but what has not diminished in time is his ability as a tunesmith and songwriter.

Commentary greats Henry Blofield and Peter Baxter at Cheltenham, Swindon and Chipping Norton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Henry Blofield and Peter Baxter (right)

11:07am Thursday 13th March 2014

HENRY Blofeld and Peter Baxter are on tour.

Simon McBride at Vonnies, Charlton Kings fundraising blues club, March 19

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Simon McBride

10:49am Thursday 13th March 2014

VONNIES, the Charlton Kings fundraising blues club, is proud to announce that on March 19 after his knock out gig at the Guildhall, Gloucester, Simon McBride is back with his unique style of rock blues.

All-male Propeller Theatre puts new spin on the Bard, March 18-22, Cheltenham's Everyman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: All-male Propeller Theatre puts new spin on the Bard, March 18-22, Cheltenham's Everyman

10:39am Thursday 13th March 2014

NOBODY does Shakespeare like Propeller.

Early music maestro Richard Lester to play in Cirencester on March 29 and 31

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Early music maestro Richard Lester to play in Cirencester on March 29 and 31

10:34am Thursday 13th March 2014

RICHARD LESTER has just returned from performing in Bergamo Cathedral in Italy; an important concert to celebrate a series of premier recordings with the cathedral choir of organ masses by Girolamo Cavazzoni, Andrea Gabrieli and Claudio Merulo; three sixteenth century Italian composers, for Nimbus Records. The concert in Bergamo Cathedral will be repeated here in Cirencester Parish Church on Monday, March 31 at 1.15pm and at Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday, April 1 at 1.15pm, both concerts with the choir of Bergamo Cathedral. Admission free with retiring collection. The first CD volume of organ masses released last year received rave reviews describing performances as faithful to the way in which the music must have sounded in the sixteenth century.

Penny Hill showcases her colourful ceramic designs, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, March 17 - 30

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Renowned Cotswold ceramicist returns for one off show

12:10pm Thursday 6th March 2014

IT'S her first solo exhibition so it makes sense that it should be in her own back yard when Penny Hill comes to Cirencester in March.

All new Baby Love Tour celebrates 50 years of Motown hit singles

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Win tickets to The Magic of Motown at IndigO2

12:06pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE all-new, all-star 2014 Baby Love Tour celebrates 50 years of UK number-one hit singles at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on March 22 at 7.30pm.

Views from West and East, exhibition in Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Views from East and West exhibition

12:02pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A CHINESE photography enthusiast who has lived in the Cotswolds for the last three years is holding an exhibition of photographs from his travels around Great Britain and China.

Brassed Off, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, March 25-29

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: John McArdle leads the cast

11:58am Thursday 6th March 2014

IT IS 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, band-leader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse.

Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of OZ

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of OZ

11:55am Thursday 6th March 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will continue its critically acclaimed, record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, opening at The Bristol Hippodrome in February 2015.

Mary Lou Vintage Cabaret evoke pre-war atmosphere with live music, song, dance and burlesque

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mary Lou Vintage Cabaret . Photo by Evrim Eser

12:40pm Thursday 13th February 2014

AFTER the roaring success of their last show in November, the Mary Lou Vintage Cabaret with its mix of live music, song, dance and burlesque returns to the Barn Theatre on Beeches Road, Cirencester on Saturday, March 15 with a 1930s themed night.

The Life of Galileo from the Royal Shakespeare Company opens at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ian McDiarmid as Galileo

12:34pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THE Life of Galileo is a thrilling production from the Royal Shakespeare Company. It received tremendous acclaim when it opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Spring 2013. One of the UK’s finest actors, Ian McDiarmid repeats his astonishing performance as Galileo, leading a huge ensemble cast in this theatrical tour-de-force.

Henry Priestman who has performed with legends visits Brewery Blues in Cirencester on March 14

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Henry Priestman

12:28pm Thursday 13th February 2014

ANNOUNCING a major coup for Cirencester’s Brewery Blues… You could say Henry Priestman’s "got form". His previous work includes his own punk outfit the Yachts who supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on a European tour in '79. He then leapt to prominence with The Christians selling three million albums and sharing a mic and a number-one single with Paul McCartney.

Ventriloquist Kieran Powell:Look Who's Talking comes to the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ventriloquist Kieran Powell

12:22pm Thursday 13th February 2014

CONTEMPORARY ventriloquist Kieran Powell is without doubt one of the country’s finest variety performers. With a modern, musical twist to his award-winning act, he has entertained thousands across the UK in the past few years.

Connie Lush and the Blues Shouters set to wow crowds at Vonnies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Connie Lush

10:51am Thursday 6th February 2014

CONNIE Lush and the Blues Shouters are at Vonnies on Wednesday, February 26.

Cheltenham Poetry Festival

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10:33am Thursday 6th February 2014

WHEN John Burnside won the T.S Eliot Prize this year, he described poetry as ‘the music of what happens’, and a Gloucestershire festival is set to have audiences dancing in the aisles this year with a line-up which combines poetry with folk, hip-hop, blue s and even opera.

Vienna Festival Ballet's production of Cinderella at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Vienna Festival Ballet's production of Cinderella at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

10:26am Thursday 6th February 2014

THE Vienna Festival Ballet has been producing classical ballet tours for over 30 years and they continue to enchant Cheltenham audiences with biannual visits to the Bacon Theatre. Their latest dazzling classical production, Cinderella will be performed at the Dean Close School venue on Saturday, March 29.

Sebastian Faulks’ World War One novel, Birdsong, adapted for the stage

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sebastian Faulks’ World War One novel,  Birdsong,  adapted for the stage

10:16am Thursday 6th February 2014

MARKING the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Birdsong is the critically acclaimed stage play of the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulkes adapted by Rachel Wagstaff.

The Body Workshop's 21st annual show at Bingham Hall, Cirencester, January 24/25

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Little Red School House

10:17am Thursday 23rd January 2014

JANUARY 24/25 sees a colourful kaleidoscope of dance in the Bingham Hall as some of Cirencester’s most enthusiastic and talented young dancers perform in The Body Workshop’s 21st annual show which this year is in aid of The National Star College Dance department at Cheltenham.

The Christians at Bishop's Cleeve Tithe Barn

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gary Christian

10:12am Thursday 23rd January 2014

MERSEY stars The Christians were prime movers in the soul scene that emerged out of England's North West at the end of the 80s. Along with other iconic bands they brought a slicker, sophisticated, soul-flecked sound to the charts at the end of that heady decade. Sophisticated, soul-drenched pop music.

Cirencester's Sundial Theatre's packed Spring schedule

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Thingamujig Theatre present A November Day on March 18

10:03am Thursday 23rd January 2014

CIRENCESTER'S Sundial Theatre will be hosting over 20 shows in the 2014 spring season, featuring famous names, local theatre groups, children’s theatre, music and the ever- popular performing arts students from Cirencester College showcasing their many talents.

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Stratford until March 29

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

9:57am Thursday 23rd January 2014

HILARY Mantel has won numerous awards for her books. She is the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice; for Wolf Hall in 2009 and Bring Up The Bodies in 2012.

Singing sensation Katherine Jenkins' summer concert

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Singing sensation Katherine Jenkins' summer concert

9:50am Thursday 23rd January 2014

SUPERSTAR diva, Katherine Jenkins has announced a special concert this summer, appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.

Boeing Boeing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Boeing Boeing

12:12pm Thursday 9th January 2014

HIGH-flying comedy comes to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre with Boeing Boeing.

Colour Forms exhibition by local artist Richard Kenton Webb

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Earth Middle Red

12:10pm Thursday 9th January 2014

AN EXHIBITION titled Colour Forms by painter Richard Kenton Webb will be at the Celia Lendis Galleries, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh.

West Side Story visits Bristol Hippodrome

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: West Side Story visits Bristol Hippodrome

12:05pm Thursday 9th January 2014

WEST Side Story visits The Bristol Hippodrome from January 28 to February 8. It changed the course of musical theatre when it opened on Broadway in 1957 and it still remains one of the most successful stage shows of all time. The 1961 film version won 10 Academy Awards. Based on Romeo and Juliet,the story is set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs; one white, the other Puerto Rican. When Tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the rival gang’s leader, the feud takes on a new dimension, and as their love blossoms so begins a fatal journey overshadowed by violence and hatred. The score includes the unforgettable songs Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.

Malmesbury Community choir sings like the professionals

5:15pm Friday 3rd January 2014

AFTER just seven months of singing together, Malmesbury Community Choir produced a performance before Christmas worthy of many more established groups.

Cheltenham's Bacon Theatre's exciting new line-up for the Spring season

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Showstoppers will be stopping off at the Bacon Theatre in the New Year

10:48am Thursday 12th December 2013

AS CHRISTMAS fast approaches and another New Year is nearly upon us, the Bacon Theatre offers an exciting new line-up for the Spring season and a fresh new brochure design, packed with vibrant events to take us through to summer.

Award winning Arcadians' audition dates announced

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A scene from Measure for Measure

10:43am Thursday 12th December 2013

COTSWOLD Arcadians’ 2013 production Measure for Measure was awarded the Joan Hawkins Award for the best Shakespeare production at October’s Rose Bowl Awards – the South West’s Amateur Theatre ‘Oscars’.

Treasure Island, the panto, North Cerney village hall, December 20/21

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Keith Walbrin as the Dame

10:35am Thursday 12th December 2013

NORTH Cerney village hall will be transformed into a den for pirates and cut throats on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21 for the Churn Valley Entertainers’ Christmas pantomime, Treasure Island.

Christmas Magic with The Snow Queen at Poulton village Hall

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tyler Coombs as Kai, Pippa Meekings as The Snow Queen and Claire Tucker as Gerda

10:31am Thursday 12th December 2013

WITH many years of summer outdoor touring theatre experience, Gloucester-based Rain or Shine Theatre Company, are set to bring some Christmas Magic to Poulton Village Hall on Sunday, December 15, with a new adaptation of The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story for adults and children alike.

Cirencester's Brewery Blues Christmas Special, Friday, December 13

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Curious Little Big Band

10:28am Thursday 12th December 2013

ON FRIDAY, December 13 it's the Brewery Blues Family Christmas Special.

Denise Van Outen stars in Some Girl I Used to Know

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Denise Van Outen stars in Some Girl I Used to Know

11:35am Thursday 5th December 2013

SOME Girl I Used To Know, starring Denise Van Outen shows at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon from Monday to Wednesday, February 24-26.

Grid painting of Indian market for sale

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Grid painting of Indian market for sale

11:29am Thursday 5th December 2013

ART@Aldsworth, based at Aldsworth Village Hall, recently held their seventh annual exhibition and one of the show’s highlights was the giant painting of an Indian Market.

Boys' Chamber Choir to sing at Down Ampney and Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Boy's Chamber Choir to sing at Down Ampney and Cirencester

11:23am Thursday 5th December 2013

THE Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys’ Chamber Choir will be undertaking a local mini tour this month presenting three concerts of English music.

Rave reviews for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Rave reviews for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

11:19am Thursday 5th December 2013

SEVEN Brides for Seven Brothers, the classic American musical set in 1850s Oregon, has been given an award-winning makeover with stunning new choreography by acclaimed Broadway director/choreogapher, Patti Colombo, and is earning rave reviews across the UK.






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