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WHAT'S ON GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON in Gloucestershire starts here! A comprehensive list of some of the main Events in Gloucestershire for 2008.
If you have an event and would like to send your details,  please email to info@explore-gloucestershire.co.uk

Gloucestershire events including the best whats on guide to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirenecester, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, the Severn Vale and Gloucestershire.

The Cotswold Show 2008, Cirencester - July 2008
Kemble Air Day 2008, Cirencester - June 2008
Royal International Air Tattoo 2008 (RIAT), Fairford - July 2008
Cheltenham Festivals 2008 - Jazz, Folk, Music, Literature, Science, Cheltenham Town Hall - 2008
Newent Onion Fayre, Newent - September 2008
Christmas in Gloucestershire - 2007
Bourton Football Match in the river, Bourton-on-the-Water - August Bank Holiday 2008
Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival, Gloucester - July & Aug 2008
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival - July 2008
Medieval Fayre & Medieval Tournament, Gloucester - June 2008
Gloucester Festival 2008, Gloucester - July & August 2008
Gloucester Cheese Rolling, Coopers Hill - Whitsun Bank Holiday, May 2008
Gloucester Cricket Festival 2008, Gloucester - June 2008
Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2008, Cheltenham - July & Aug 2008

Gloucester Events List – March 2006

 

All year Monday to Saturday 10.45am to 3.15pm

Sunday 12.00pm to 2.30pm

Cathedral Guided Tours

Gloucester Cathedral, College Green

Discover 1300 years of history and follow in the footsteps of the monks through the early vaulted cloisters. You will also see locations used in the filming of Harry Potter. Donations requested. Group tours need to be booked in advance. Tours are from the information desk at west end of the Cathedral.

01452 528095

www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 

Every Monday

6.15pm – 7.15pm for beginners

7.45pm – 8.45pm for intermediates

Street Dance Classes

Linda Virgos Studios, Naas Lane, Quedgeley

Learn the basics of Street Dance, including some wicked moves. You will be able to learn hip-hop, street dance, locking & popping.

07880 744229

 

Every Tuesday

7.30pm for beginners

9.00pm for intermediates

Learn to Jive

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

Jive, Swing and Lindy Hop Dance Classes with 4 levels from beginners to advanced. Partner not necessary. Great fun, meet friends and get fitter all at the same time. For more details contact 01452 770701 or info@jazzjiveswing.com

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

 

Every Wednesday

From 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Ladies' Morning

Ski and Snowboard Centre, Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill

This friendly 2-hour session is for ladies who want to improve their skiing technique. The session includes a break for tea, coffee and biscuits. (Minimum recreational standards apply).

08702 400375

www.gloucesterski.com

  

Every Thursday

From 8.30am to 1.00pm

Gloucester Country Market

St John’s Hall, St John’s Lane

Come along to St Johns to enjoy quality, fresh home produced cakes, crafts, fruit and vegetables and plants.

01452 700450

www.gloucestercountrymarket.co.uk

 

Every Thursday from 7.00pm

Jive & Swing Dance

Quedgeley Community Centre, School Lane

Learn to Jive and Swing Dance at Quedgeley Community Centre with Gary and Sara Boon (The UK Lindy Hop Champions 2004/5). Lessons for beginners (7.00pm - 8.00pm), Intermediates (8.00pm - 9.00pm) and Advanced (9.00pm - 10.00pm). All Welcome, no partner necessary.

www.jiveandswing.co.uk

 

Every Friday

From 9.00am to 3.00pm

Gloucester Farmers Market

All gate Streets

This fantastic local market is the ideal place to go to get your local specialities, traditional apple juices, a stunning selection of mouth-watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables and lots more.  Why not get to know the people who grow your food.

01453 758060

www.foodlinks.info

 

Every Saturday from 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Sk8zone

Sir Thomas Rich's Sports Centre, Oakleaze

Why not join a Roller-skating and Skateboarding session. Bring your own gear, for 5 – 16 year olds. Come along!

www.sk8-zone.co.uk

 

Last weekend of each month (except January)

Craft Fair

Merchants Quay Shopping Centre, The Docks

Here is your chance to pick up some crafts down at the Merchants Quay shopping centre. Details to be confirmed.

01452 311190

www.glosdocks.co.uk

 

Last weekend of the month in February, March, April, September, October and November

Murder & Mystery Weekend Breaks

Hatton Court, Upton Hill, Upton St Leonards

Take a break and become a Super Sleuth and solve a crime of the century! Experience the fun and suspense whilst enjoying a luxury break. You will be called upon to use your detective skills in gathering all the evidence. But remember, trust nobody!

01452 617412

www.hatton-hotels.co.uk

  

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Monday 6th March to Saturday 11th March

Guys and Dolls

New Olympus Theatre, Barton Street

Gloucester Operatic and Drama Society proudly present Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. The Theatre box office is open 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

01452 525917

 

 

From 28th January to Saturday 11th March

Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

First Impressions

City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road

This is a thought-provoking exhibition of work by local artists (Cheltenham Group of Artists) in both traditional and contemporary media. Characteristically, this exhibition includes work that varies in style, approach and technique with something to interest everyone who visits. Much of the work is for sale.  Free entry.

01452 396131

www.livinggloucester.co.uk

www.gloucester.gov.uk/citymuseum

 

Tuesday 24th January to Sunday 12th March

Museum open Tuesday to Sundays and Bank Holidays

10.00am - 5.00pm

2005 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

The worlds best wildlife photographs, organised by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

Friday 10th March to Sunday 12th March

A True Detective Murder Weekend

Hatton Court, Upton Hill, Upton St Leonards

This is as real as it gets! Become part of the Elite Murder

Squad, and reach your final conclusion with the help of The Pathologist, Forensic Department and Scene of Crime Officers. The weekend provides you with a real life insight into the world of crime.

01452 617412

www.hatton-hotels.co.uk

 

  

Tuesday 7th March to Sunday 12th March

Museum open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Artist in Residence - Philip Allder

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

A unique feature of Nature in Art is the opportunity for the visitor to see artists at work in the studio. This week you can watch Philip Alder, Wildlife Artist.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

 

Saturday 11th March

10.00am - 3.00pm

Colour Chaos

City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road

This is a National Science Week event. Discover some of the science behind colour. Mix colours, make colours, catch a rainbow, make magic ink and eat sweets, all in the cause of science!

01452 396131

www.livinggloucester.co.uk

www.gloucester.gov.uk/citymuseum

 

Saturday 11th March at 3.00pm

Gloucester AFC v Bath

Gloucester City Football Club, Meadow Park, Sudmeadow Road

Support your local team and watch them take on Bath at home.

www.gloucestercityafc.com

  

Saturday 11th March at 8.00pm

Mark Steel

Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

Subversive, witty and erudite, Steel has been performing stand up comedy for over twenty years and should not be missed. Over 14s.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

www.offthekerb.co.uk

 

Saturday 11th March and Sunday 12th March

Science Week at the National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse

Celebrate Einstein's birthday with hands on tutored experiments and drama.

01452 318200

www.nwm.org.uk

 

Sunday 12th March at 9.30am

Gloucester Group Ramblers Walk

Brunswick Square

Gloucester Group Ramblers Association are doing a leisurely 8.5 mile walk through Over, Lassington, Rudford and Maisemore. Meet at Brunswick Square at 9.30am. For more information please contact Rosemary on 618404.

www.ramblers.org.uk

 

Tuesday 14th March - Thursday 16th March

Museum open 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Sundays

Artist in Residence - Bryan Hanlon

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

A unique feature of Nature in Art is the opportunity for the visitor to see artists at work in the studio. This week you can watch Bryan Hanlon at work with Pastels.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

Tuesday 14th March - Friday 17th March

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cheltenham Racecourse

For four extraordinary days in March the National Hunt racing community from all over the world converge on Cheltenham. This is one of the biggest events in the racing calendar and should not be missed by any racing fan. Admission charged. 

 

Friday 17th March - Sunday 19th March

Museum open 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Sundays

Artist in Residence - Alison Cooper

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

A unique feature of Nature in Art is the opportunity for the visitor to see artists at work in the studio. This week you can watch Alison Cooper (Botanical).

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

 

Friday 17th March

Kick off at 7.45pm

England A v Ireland A

Gloucester Rugby Club, Kingsholm Road

Gloucester is hosting the Six Nations A team clash between England and Ireland A teams. This promises to be a great night for Gloucester Rugby. Please call to confirm all details.

0871 871 8781

www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com

 

Friday 17th March

Jail Break

GL1, Bruton Way

Come along to GL1 if you enjoy Gospel music and watch the Gloucester and District Christian Choir perform this new musical, Jail Break.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

 

Friday 17th March

Doors open at 7.30pm

Wranch plus Aburningruin

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

These Forest of Dean bands will perform on the Guildhall’s Stage.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

 

Saturday 18th March to Saturday 29th March

Museum open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

QA20

City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road

Quilt Art is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this stunning exhibition of new work by group members. A wide range of approaches can be seen in this exhibition as well as subjects varying from realistic and impressionistic landscapes to struggles with weight loss and an angry commentary on war.

01452 396131

www.gloucester.gov.uk/citymuseum

www.livinggloucester.co.uk

 

Saturday 18th March and Sunday 19th March

Oxenhall Daffodil Teas

Oxenhall Parish Hall, 1 Mile North of Newent

Light lunches and country teas available in the Parish Hall. Cakes, plants & bric-a-brac for sale. Please call in on your way to the Daffodil Woods where Woodland Walk maps of the local area are available. Proceeds are in aid of St Anne's Church Funds.

01531 820401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm

St Cecilia Singers

Gloucester Cathedral

This is your opportunity to hear the extraordinary St Cecilia Singers and string orchestra at Gloucester Cathedral.  With conductor Robert Houssart.  Tickets will be available from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

01452 396572

www.visitgloucester.info

www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 

Saturday 18th March at 8.00pm

Tribute to Michael Jackson

GL1, Bruton Way

You must not miss this fantastic live concert - a Tribute to Michael Jackson, on at the Glevum Hall at GL1.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

 

Tuesday 21st March at 8.00pm

Musiclab – The Guildhall Open Stage

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

This free event is open to all.  The Guildhall will supply the PA and audience, you just need to bring your ideas and inspiration. 

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

 

Tuesday 21st March to Sunday 26th March

Museum open 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Sundays

Artist in Residence – Chris Jones and Jonathan Pointer

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

A unique feature of Nature in Art is the opportunity for the visitor to see artists at work in the studio. This week you can watch Chris Jones and Jonathan Pointer, Painters.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm

A Natural Eye

Kings School, Archdeacon Street

Gloucester Camera Club presents A Natural Eye, a lecture by Heather Angel. Ticket price includes refreshments and entry into a raffle. Parking will be available at the school from Gouda Way. For tickets please contact Geoffrey Dawson on 01452 520931.

www.gloucestercameraclub.org.uk

 

Tuesday 21st March to Sunday 23rd April

Museum open 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday to Sundays plus Bank Holidays

Call of the Wild

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

This is an exhibition in celebration of birds of prey.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

Saturday 21st March at 7.45pm

Gloucester City FC v Yate Town

Gloucester City Football Club, Meadow Park, Sudmeadow Road

Cheer on Gloucester as they take on Yate in the Southern League Premier Division.

www.gloucestercityafc.com

 

Friday 24th March at 7.30pm

Champagne Evening

Corse Lawn House Hotel, Corse Lawn

Want to drink and learn about fabulous fizz? Renowned expert Phillippe Boucheron is on hand to help you sample some great Champagne over a three-course dinner, canapés, aperitif, champagne and coffee.

01452 780771

www.corselawn.com

 

Friday 24th March and Saturday 25th March

Performance starts at 7.30pm

Much Ado About Nothing

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

This Shakespeare tale of romantic combat and love is performed by the Offstage Theatre Group and is an event not to be missed.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

www.offstagetheatregroup.com

 

Saturday 25th March at 9.50am

Gloucester Group Ramblers Walk

The Gloucester Group of Ramblers is walking part of the Glevum Way from Churchdown Community Centre to Gloucester Docks. Meeting at Gloucester Bus Station at 9.50am. This is a level, 8-mile walk. For more information please contact David on 01452 418417.

www.ramblers.org.uk

 

Saturday 25th March

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Non-Stop Ballroom Dancing

Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Road

Non Stop Ballroom Dancing including Latin American and Popular Sequence. There is a large dance floor, with dancing to the music of Autumn Leaves. Proceeds go to the Gloucestershire Macmillan Nurse Appeal.

01452 387536

 

Saturday 25th March at 3.00pm

Gloucester RFC v Bristol

Gloucester Rugby Club, Kingsholm Road

Gloucester Rugby takes on Bristol in this Guinness Premiership derby.

0871 871 8781

www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com

 

 

 

 

Sunday 26th March

Mothering Sunday Family Activity Day

National Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse

Enjoy Mothering Sunday at the National Waterways Museum with this family activity day with roast lunch. Mums get free entry into the museum (bookable in advance).

01452 318200

www.nwm.org.uk

 

Tuesday 28th March to Sunday 2nd April

Museum open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm

Artist in Residence – Carry Akroyd and Nik Pollard

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth

A unique feature of Nature in Art is the opportunity for the visitor to see artists at work in the studio. This week you can watch Carry Akroyd and Nik Pollard at work with mixed media, printmaking and painting.

0845 450 0233

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

 

Friday 31st March

Doors open at 8.00pm

Killer Queen

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street

Regarded at the UK's number one Queen tribute band. The boys are going from strength to strength and make this a fantastic live experience. Over 14s only.

01452 503050

www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

www.killer-queen.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check with the event organiser for the very latest information on your chosen event. 

 

Disco Inferno

Students at the Royal Forest of Dean College are pulling on their platforms and flares ready for a hot production in February.

Features disco hits from 1970 to 1979, including all the favourites such as Spirit in the Sky, Play that Funky Music, Boogie Nights, Hot Stuff, Street Life, Star Man, Figaro.

 

Where : Royal Forest of Dean College

When: 1st February  - Saturday 4th . 

Wed 1st – Sat 4th Feb, 7.30pm

Tickets £5 (£3.50 concessions)

plus a limited amount of VIP tickets at £10 for over 18’s only.