1:32pm Thursday 24th April 2014
AT CIRENCESTER’S Brewery Blues on April 11, the evening kicked of with a terrific set by Sinéad Claire who has a wonderful voice and writes some seriously good songs. The audience gave her a great reception and if you get a chance to see her perform live then you should go, you won’t be disappointed.
1:25pm Thursday 24th April 2014
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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.
12:47pm Friday 4th April 2014
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.
12:28pm Friday 4th April 2014
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.
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.
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.
11:06am Thursday 27th March 2014
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.
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”.
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.
11:16am Thursday 20th March 2014
11:12am Thursday 20th March 2014
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.
7:27am Monday 17th March 2014
11:07am Thursday 13th March 2014
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.
10:39am Thursday 13th March 2014
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.
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.