12:10pm Thursday 6th March 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:51am Thursday 6th February 2014
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.
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.
10:16am Thursday 6th February 2014
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.
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.
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.
9:57am Thursday 23rd January 2014
9:50am Thursday 23rd January 2014
12:12pm Thursday 9th January 2014
12:10pm Thursday 9th January 2014
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.
5:15pm Friday 3rd January 2014
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.
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’.
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.
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.
10:28am Thursday 12th December 2013
11:35am Thursday 5th December 2013
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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.
9:31am Thursday 28th November 2013
9:26am Thursday 28th November 2013
GLOUCESTERSHIRE based Singer/Songwriter Ben Maggs has been selected to play at this year’s BBC Radio Gloucestershire Christmas Celebration. Ben, who performed some of his songs live on the station earlier this year was approached by ‘Event Producer’ Richard Atkins after enthusiastic reports from presenters and staff. He will play 1 or 2 of his own songs in amongst an evening of Christmas Carols and festive music.
9:24am Thursday 28th November 2013
9:18am Thursday 28th November 2013
FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural Spirit of Stow event last year, Saturday, December 7, promises to be another wonderful celebration of Stow-on-the-Wold and everything this Cotswold town has to offer.
9:12am Thursday 28th November 2013
THE Bristol Hippodrome announce that singer and actress Suzanne Shaw will take the title role of Cinderella, in this year’s festive spectacular. She will join TV personality Louie Spence as Dandini and comedian Andy Ford as Buttons along with David Roper as Baron Hardup and Liz Robertson as Fairy Godmother.
10:15am Thursday 21st November 2013
JOHN Bailey, well known for his watercolour paintings and pottery, will be holding his annual exhibition at his studio at Winsley Cottage, Oakridge Lynch, near Stroud, from Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, December 1.
10:09am Thursday 21st November 2013
A FUNDRAISING concert to raise money for Oxfam’s work in Syria will take place at the Ashcroft Centre in Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, on the evening of Saturday, December 7 and will feature music performed by the singing group The Blue Notes.
10:04am Thursday 21st November 2013
9:57am Thursday 21st November 2013
A GHOST story at Christmas time is the perfect seasonal treat and this is the most chilling of them all. Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
9:51am Thursday 21st November 2013
A FIRST for Brewery Blues on November 30 – an inspired musical production/tour de force that imaginatively fuses visual, performance and musical creative elements to produce a thoroughly individual entertainment experience.
9:43am Thursday 21st November 2013
1:44pm Thursday 14th November 2013
SUE Ryder, the health and social care charity, is holding magical Christmas events in Cirencester and Cheltenham this December. The concerts called ‘Sing for Sue,’ take place on Friday, December 6 at Holy Trinity Church, Cirencester and Saturday, December 14 at Trinity Church, Cheltenham.
1:40pm Thursday 14th November 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!
1:37pm Thursday 14th November 2013
AS OUR thoughts turn to the festive season, December's miniBITE Weekend, Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8 in Chipping Campden offers perfect Christmas appetiser- inspired events such as turkey and pudding preparations, an artisan marketplace, and even reindeer spotting.
1:34pm Thursday 14th November 2013
1:32pm Thursday 14th November 2013
1:28pm Thursday 14th November 2013
SUNDAY, November 17 is World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims. This day of remembrance was initiated by RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, in 1993 and adopted by the United Nations in 2005.
1:25pm Thursday 14th November 2013
PHILOMENA (12A) The last time the issue of young, unmarried Irish mothers being forced to give up their babies and working in virtual slave labour conditions, was shown on screen came for the harrowing Magdalene Sisters.On paper it would come as some surprise that Steve Coogan, better known for his more comic incarnations such as Alan Partridge, is a major force behind a new film dealing with this subject. He has co-written the screenplay and plays the journalist Martin Sixsmith in the story of an elderly lady trying to track down the son she gave up 50 years previously in Ireland.
1:21pm Thursday 14th November 2013
WETPAINT Gallery is delighted to be showing an exclusive collection of lithographs and drawings by the late Paul Hogarth, one of the most distinguished illustrators and graphic artists of the 20th Century.