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
12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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
10:11am Friday 25th July 2014
10:07am Friday 25th July 2014
10:04am Friday 25th July 2014
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
10:31am Friday 11th July 2014
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
12:47pm Thursday 5th June 2014
IT’S FITTING that as Brewery Blues, Cirencester, enters its final year, it should welcome back one of today’s rocketing stars which it first showcased as one to look out for, way back in one of its very first shows nearly five years ago.
12:42pm Thursday 5th June 2014
11:23am Thursday 29th May 2014
THE Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Cheltenham’s Dean Close School’s idyllic outdoor theatre venue, offers a truly unique setting for live music, drama, film and family fun. Organisers of the Open-air Theatre Festival 2014 are promising another packed fortnight of alfresco entertainment from July 18 to August 1.
11:20am Thursday 29th May 2014
11:17am Thursday 29th May 2014
Renowned contemporary artist Jeremy Houghton launches exhibition at Haynes Fine Art Gallery in Broadway
11:13am Thursday 29th May 2014
ONE of Britain’s most collectable contemporary artists. Jeremy Houghton is to exhibit From The Meadows of the Cotswolds to The Fields of the Somme at the prestigious Haynes Fine Art gallery at Picton House in Broadway from May 30 to June 15.
11:08am Thursday 29th May 2014
Gardens open for the National Gardens Scheme: May 29/June 1: Hookshouse Pottery, near Tetbury, 11am -6pm, plants and teas, organic garden with dramatic open perspectives and intimate corners. Kitchen garden, orchard, water, cascades. Art & Craft exhibition including garden sculptures. Sunday, June 1: Cerney House Gardens, North Cerney, 10am-5pm, plants and teas, wooded grounds with romantic walled garden. Scented garden, herb garden and working kitchen garden; Greenacres, Bibury 2pm-6pm, plants and teas, one acre of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs creating large informal borders with year round interest; Highnam Court, Highnam near Gloucester, 11am-5pm, teas, 40 acre Victorian landscaped gardens with restored Pulhamite water garden with grottos and fernery. Rose garden and wood carvings Tuesday, June 3: A rare opportunity has arisen to visit the private royal garden at Frogmore House, located within Windsor Home Park in Berkshire. The garden will be open by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. The garden will be open from 10am - 5.30pm, with last entry at 4pm. To book tickets call 01483 211535 or visit the NGS website online shop. Tickets can also be purchased on the day, but with cash only. Once inside the garden, visitors can purchase a separate ticket from Royal Collection Trust to visit the house.
1:32pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
1:28pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
LOCAL entertainer Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers takes her children’s storytelling persona Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer to Sudeley Castle’s Family Fun Day this Sunday and to the Crime and Punishment afternoon at The Old Prison at Northleach, next Wednesday.
1:23pm Thursday 22nd May 2014