10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
UNDER the Edge Arts will be holding an exhibition of photographic work by local photographer Rob Wolstenholme ARPS on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April. Artwork on display will show the wilder side of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds; many of the locations are unexpected, found while exploring the Cotswold countryside.
11:59am Monday 7th April 2014
WHILE not quite breaking the record of book to screen adaptations that the Twilight saga surely holds, yet another book aimed at “young adults”, or teenagers as most people call them, has got the film treatment only a short time after the book was released . This time it is Divergent, the first in a trilogy written by Veronica Roth, set in a futuristic version of Chicago. There are a number of these kinds of adaptations due out this year. While there is something to be said for making books more accessible to a younger audience, one gets the impression box office numbers are more of a concern than increasing literacy levels.
12:20pm Monday 7th April 2014
12:46pm Tuesday 18th March 2014
From Graphite to Bronze Exhibition at WWT Slimbridge brings together artisits with a passion for wildlife
12:10pm Tuesday 18th March 2014
THIS Spring, the Cheng-Kim Loke Gallery at WWT Slimbridge brings together a seemingly disparate group of artists, whose obvious passion for British wildlife, and birds in particular, is expressed wildly differing ways.
11:49am Tuesday 18th March 2014
EVERYONE can enjoy a great day out following the Severn Vale Art Trail, run by the Thornbury Arts Festival, which takes place this year from 2 to 11 May featuring a broad section of local artists and makers from Almondsbury to North Nibley , along the A38.
A Feast of Stories: Happy Families. An informal evening of spoken tales penned and performed by local writers comes to The Bacon Theatre.
10:46am Wednesday 26th February 2014
ESPAÑA ¡OLÉ! – The Cappella Singers and Suspiro Flamenco in an evening of Spanish Music and Dance at Horsley
12:19pm Tuesday 25th February 2014
12:53pm Wednesday 12th February 2014
THE Electric Picture House in Wotton-under-Edge will screen one of Britain’s most significant operas; Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, as performed by the English National Opera and broadcast live from the London Coliseum stage, on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm.
10:59am Tuesday 11th February 2014
10:35am Tuesday 11th February 2014
1:16pm Tuesday 4th February 2014
9:55am Tuesday 4th 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.
1:02pm Tuesday 28th January 2014
10:32am Tuesday 28th January 2014
CHELTENHAM Poetry Festival is offering a line-up of poetry and music this March, in celebration of the 70th birthday of internationally acclaimed, Gloucestershire-based guitarist, Gilbert Biberian, composer and guitarist.
12:08pm Tuesday 21st January 2014
12:02pm Monday 20th January 2014
DR Jenner’s House and Garden in Berkeley is delighted to welcome well-known TV personality and academic Professor Ronald Hutton FBA to give the latest in its series of Old Cyder House Talks next Thursday, 30 January.
2:02pm Tuesday 14th January 2014
BASED in Minchinhampton, Cath Hodsman is a skilled and widely acknowledged British wildlife artist. She is one of the most technically accomplished and accurate Natural-History artists, specialising in entomology – and as such the Natural History Museum, London, sells her work.
12:02pm Wednesday 8th January 2014
BBC commentator, Steve Parrish is famous in the world of motorsport for his practical jokes and enormous personality and he will be joining audiences across the UK in early 2014, stopping at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham on February 28, for an informal evening of anecdotes, together with his daughter Frankie Parrish.
11:02am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
2:02pm Tuesday 5th November 2013
12:02pm Monday 28th October 2013
10:02am Tuesday 8th October 2013
THOSE hoping to catch the magnificent maples of The National Arboretum at Westonbirt, should visit between the third week of October and the first week of November, as the Forestry Commission predicts that the trees will be at their spectacular peak during this period, displaying a wave of colour that will develop slowly and then fade as the winds and frosts remove the last leaves.
6:36pm Tuesday 16th July 2013
9:12am Friday 14th June 2013
2:38pm Tuesday 21st May 2013
IF YOU missed the chance to see musical comedy genius Bill Bailey on his sell-out Qualmpeddler tour, then fear not – you can still catch Bill at Wychwood Festival, where he is to close the main stage on Sunday, June 2.
7:15pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
IN THE Circus world the Moscow State has probably the best reputation in the world, so a family trip to this Big Top is virtually guaranteed not to disappoint.This year’s brand new show is set in Gorky Park (Park Gorkogo), the mystical centre of Moscow's cultural and artistic quarter. Rather than try and incorporate a ‘theme’ into the show, the troupe use this quintessentially Russian backdrop for some of the most talented circus performers you are ever likely to see in this country.The two clowns, Pavlik and Klava, are undoubtedly the glue that holds this show together - and not a single big red nose in sight!Beginning with the unbelievable hand balancing of Vladislav Khostik, the show builds in pace with acts including Cossack whip cracking and three bathing beauties swept up on the revolving Ariel Ring, although the amazing Yakovlev jugglers were by far my favourite act, taking the art of juggling to an entirely new dimension.The second half of the show began with awe-inspiring flying trapeze from Alievs White Birds, which had the audience holding its breath in anticipation, and ended with the revolving Russian Swing, catapulting its 10-strong troupe high into the air at breakneck speed.The Moscow State Circus came to Cheltenham as the first stop on its European tour, but if you can get tickets to see the show elsewhere in the country then I thoroughly recommend you do so.
7:00pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
A SOUTH Gloucestershire gardener is hoping that her career will move up a gear, thanks to a successful show garden at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show, which was held at the Three Counties Showground last week.
6:50pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
9:35pm Friday 3rd May 2013
2:25pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013
12:31pm Tuesday 16th April 2013
Wotton’s 2013 Arts Festival, the 43rd organised by the Wotton U. Edge Arts Association, opens up with a celebration of St. George on Saturday April 20 in Market Street. There will be a children’s workshop to create a dragon which will miraculously appear though the doors of the Town Hall. (Afterwards it will be transported to join the dragon at Newark Park at a St. George event the following day) Then there will be a toast to our patron saint, a performance by the Waterly Bottom Mummers and dancing by the” Ragged and Old” Morris Team from Bussage and “Malmesbury Morris”.