11:35am Thursday 5th December 2013
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11:23am Thursday 5th December 2013
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.
1:18pm Thursday 14th November 2013
1:13pm Thursday 14th November 2013
PROBABLY the finest purveyors of sea songs and shanties in the world. West Yorkshire based Kimber’s Men will be appearing at two village halls in Gloucestershire in November; Daglingworth Village Hall on Friday, November 29 and Dumbleton Village Hall on Saturday, November 30. Both concerts start at 7.30pm.
1:10pm Thursday 14th November 2013
TWO of Britain’s best-loved actors, Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow, star in the bittersweet classic comedy Chin-Chin, playing two very different people who have one thing in common – the affair that exists between their spouses. Set in burgeoning 1950s Paris, Chin-Chin tells of the often hilarious and ultimately disastrous effect of the affair, as the jilted couple rendezvous in a Paris apartment to set the world to rights, where they declare their independence in life, and in love. But out of these undesirable circumstances, special connections are forged, and the unlikely pair soon realise that they will leave the ‘city of love’ with more than they had bargained for. Felicity Kendal is a national treasure whose endearing performances have made her a staple of British theatre and television. Simon Callow is one of the nation’s best loved actors. He played Mozart in the original production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus and the title role in Goethe’s Faust, all seven hours of it. He has appeared extensively with the RSC, National Theatre and the Royal Court and in the West End. François Billetdoux’s 1959 play was a huge hit on Broadway and in the West End, where the original production starred Celia Johnson and Anthony Quayle. In 1979 Billetdoux was accorded ‘classic’ status when two of his plays entered into the repertory of the Comédie Française. He was also the winner of a Molière, France’s top theatre award. The Everyman is making the opening night an extra special event with themed cocktails and a sultry French atmosphere. Staff will be dressing up for the occasion and there will be live music in the bar from acclaimed clarinet/sax player Philip Mercer accompanied by Mr Choc on the piano from 7pm and during the interval. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, November 18-23 www.everymantheatre.org.uk
1:02pm Thursday 14th November 2013
1:29pm Friday 8th November 2013
1:26pm Friday 8th November 2013
CHELTENHAM Poetry Festival’s new monthly event Well Versed has had two very successful outings so far. The third will take place at The Muffin Man, Royal Well, Cheltenham, at 7pm on Wednesday, November 13 (£3 entrance on the door). Headlining will be local poet and University of Gloucestershire lecturer Angela France. She will be supported by Festival co-Director Robin Gilbert, and there will, as usual, be an Open Mic.
1:24pm Friday 8th November 2013
1:20pm Friday 8th November 2013
MATTY is off to college in an hour – and he’s left it to Mum to pack his case. She won’t miss the slamming doors, the queue for the bathroom and the phone bills. But Matty is no ordinary teenager – and will his mother cope without him?
1:17pm Friday 8th November 2013
THOR: THE DARK WORLD 12A When Marvel Studios announced its plans for adapting a range of its comics for the big screen, at the time one of the hardest adaptations to imagine was Thor. While a lot of the superheroes were based on Earth – Thor’s universe was on another realm. There was some scepticism about how successful it would turn out, but in the hands of Kenneth Branagh the resulting first film was a big hit and enabled the titular character to be part of the Avengers ensemble. The film also gave Marvel one of its most popular villains, Loki, and made a star out of English actor, Tom Hiddlestone. Both Thor and his brother Loki return in Thor: The Dark World.
1:09pm Friday 8th November 2013
STRATTON Drama Group- Cirencester present their latest production next week. Oh Clarence! is a hilarious comedy written by John Chapman and based on one of PG Wodehouse’s characters, Lord Clarence Emsworth, the dreamy peer of Blandings Castle.
1:06pm Friday 8th November 2013
1:00pm Friday 8th November 2013
IF THE line-up at Brewery Blues on Friday, November 15 has a down home Americian feel to it then it’s no accident as they bring you some of the area’s best exponents of authentic Bluegrass, Chicago style Blues and Americana. And to get the ball rolling is an award winning young Cirencester band who are making waves – and their Brewery debut.
12:47pm Friday 8th November 2013
12:41pm Friday 8th November 2013
FOLK rock pioneers Steeleye Span return to Cheltenham’s Everyman on Sunday, November 17 with a new live show as Maddy Prior - the voice of the band for 38 years - leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.
2:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013
DIRECT from Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings awesome pre-historic creatures to the Wyvern's Swindon stage from September 18-20. Audiences will be invited to meet teeth-gnashing giants up close and personal. This brand-new show also stars the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia. But watch out - not all of these Jurassic giants are as tame as they seem. Ahead of the performances, the Wyvern Theatre has paired up with Swindon Libraries to offer a tyrannosauric treat. Fossil Hunter Peter Davidson, author of the ‘Professor P’ series of books, will visit Swindon Libraries on Wednesday, July 31 to discuss all things dinosaur-some. Peter will be at Central Library at 10.30am and then North Swindon Library at 1.30pm – contact your nearest local library for further details as these free tickets are limited. wyverntheatre.org.uk
10:00am Saturday 10th August 2013
4:00pm Friday 9th August 2013
THE Cirencester & District Winter Darts League AGM will be held at the Social Club on August 21 - 8.15pm for an 8.30pm start. Nominations or proposals need to be sent in writing to the Bees Knees by 6pm on the August 19 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2:00pm Friday 9th August 2013
You can understand when a film does really well, gets rave reviews and has a storyline that can be extended that the film makers would consider a sequel, which one hopes will be better than the first. What is of increasing frustration to a reviewer is seeing films which were pretty ropey in the first instance getting a sequel just because the box office numbers look good. There used to be a really good avenue for this kind of film – straight to video, but these days they get a big cinematic release which inevitably crowds out really great smaller films which don’t have a chance of breaking through if they are up against big budget 3D films, even if they are a bit rubbish.
12:00pm Friday 9th August 2013
THE Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, ever coming up with interesting ideas, is running what it calls ‘rail cruises’ on Friday evenings throughout August. Colin Fewell, commercial director of the railway, commented: “We reckon the view from our carriage windows is as good as you can get from a train anywhere. “On a fine evening you can see the Malverns and as far as the Black Mountains in the distance – so we’ve decided to make the most of it with these leisurely ‘cruises’! “This can be a really magical time – the setting sun bathes the Cotswolds in golden light – the perfect conditions for a cruise, in fact!” But rather than a boat, the railway is running its cosy diesel railcar which dates from the early 1960s. Equipped with huge windows there’s a pretty-much uninterrupted view from the train. “Given that you can also see forward past the driver at the golden rails ahead it’s pretty unbeatable!” Mr Fewell adds.
1:30pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
3:00pm Tuesday 30th July 2013
A PROSPEROUS brothel-keeper, with her faithful pimp and hard-working whores; a foppish rake; a gullible nobleman; an unapologetic murderer; and a fanatical executioner, just a few of the colourful characters that populate Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, which will be performed by the Cotswold Arcadians at Hatherop Castle from Monday, July 29 to Saturday August 3.
5:00pm Monday 29th July 2013
11:30am Saturday 20th July 2013
11:46am Friday 19th July 2013
5:00pm Friday 12th July 2013
3:00pm Friday 12th July 2013