John Cooper Clarke bring performance poetry with an edge to Bristol's Anson Rooms this October

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRITAIN’S best-loved and most important performance poet John Cooper Clarke is stopping of at Bristol's Anson Rooms this October as one of a series of UK National dates.

Under the Edge Literary Festival offers something for everyone in Wotton

10:02am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE big event in Wotton this month is the 'Under the Edge Literary Festival' - nine days of varied events, exhibitions and activities celebrating the written and spoken word at Under the Edge Arts.

Winners announced at the Yate Annual Art Exhibition

Gazette Series: The Mayor presents Kieran Naish with his first prize certificate ( pic by Dave Bruten)

1:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Yate Open Art Exhibition, an annual event that is a showcase for the talent of many local artists in South Gloucestershire, is currently on display at Yate Heritage Centre.

A celebration of British Wildlife at Nature in Art

Gazette Series: Oliver Charles Wright, Scooting Baby Mallard. Highly commended in Behaviour category (10459476)

11:28am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NATURE in Art is welcoming back the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this time for the 2014 winners and highly commended entries. This is the 5th successive year of the awards and is increasing in popularity each time.

SEA WITCH casts a nautical spell over Kingshill House in Dursley

Gazette Series: The Sea Witch at Kingshill House, Dursley  (9920304)

1:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SHIVER my timbers! A 12-feet high Sea Witch has washed up at Kingshill House in Dursley and hopes to cast a magical, artistic spell over all who admire her!

Ten things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend, August 30-31 , 2014

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1:26pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE school holidays may be nearly over, but there are still plenty of fun things to do with the entire family this weekend! From festivals to exhibitions, there is something for everyone...

Stephen Moss visits Gloucestershire to spread his love of nature

Gazette Series: Stephen Moss  (9656374)

11:01am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TV PRODUCER and nature writer Stephen Moss is visiting Gloucestershire as part of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Nights series of talks this September.

Ten things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend, August 9-10, 2014

Gazette Series: LADIES RACE: Helen Grahham from Markington tries her hand at racing this 1908 Fowler general purpose steam engine belonging to Mark Edwards from the Isle of Man at the Masham Steam Fair. Picture: ANDY LAMB

7:50am Friday 8th August 2014

THE summer holidays are in full swing right now, so why not make the most of the moment and get out and about with the family this weekend?

10 things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend

Gazette Series: Giffords Circus: The Thunders Tour 2014

3:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TEN things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend 1 - Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park.

Teams are sought for charity Dragon boat race in Bristol Docks

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9:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HAVE you ever fancied being the captain of your very own dragon boat?

Tickets to see Frank Skinner's 'Man in a Suit' tour in Cheltenham are now on sale

1:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TICKETS are now on sale to see Frank Skinner, when he comes to Cheltenham Town Hall later this year.

Go wild this summer in Woodchester Park

Gazette Series: Woodchester Park Boathouse

11:31am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THERE will be a range of fun and exciting events happening at Woodchester Park every week until Friday 29 August from bug hunting, making a home for a wild animal, cooking on a camp fire and snail racing.

Summer Fun at Nature in Art

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11:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first batch of new art activities days for the summer holidays are taking place next week (July 23 -29, 2014, at Nature in Art, Twigworth.

The dinosaurs are coming to The Wilson in Cheltenham

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7:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

FROM August 2, two floors of The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum, will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. The Meet Rex and Other Dinosaurs exhibition will run until 28 September and is a family-friendly show perfect for budding palaeontologists – and their parents!

UWE artists on show in WW1 centenary exhibition programme at Royal West of England Academy

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1:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

ARTISTS and academics from UWE Bristol are playing a prominent part in an exhibition programme to remember World War 1 at the Royal West of England Academy.

The Consumer Society under a Mosaic Microscope thanks to an exhibition by Cleo Mussi at Stroud's Museum in the Park

Gazette Series: 'Sucking the Gut', mosaic by Cleo Mussi       (8276397)

9:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CELEBRATED mosaic artist Cleo Mussi shows her latest collection at Stroud’s Museum in the Park Gallery, from July 19 to August 27.

Bristol’s Harbour Festival returns for 2014

Gazette Series: Fun at Bristol Harbour Festival (photo by Paul Box)

10:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BRISTOL Harbour Festival, the city’s largest free festival, attended by hundreds of thousands of city dwellers and visitors each year will be taking place from Friday 18 to Sunday 2 July.

Kids roam for free at Westonbirt

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10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is encouraging kids to roam amongst trees and nature with five weeks of free summer activities and crafts and free entry to the arboretum.

Austin Sevens and other Classic cars at Newark Park

Gazette Series: Classic cars at Newark Park (8215470)

9:38am Tuesday 15th July 2014

JOIN us at Newark Park on Sunday 20 July for a wonderful display of classic cars, including some stunning Austin Seven models. From 11am to 5pm visitors will be able to admire all these classic cars on the lawns around our beautiful, National Trust owned house.

Castle Combe’s double ‘retro’ treat

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2:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

INTEREST in old cars seems to grow without limits and at Castle Combe Circuit, over the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July, there are two days of indulgence for those who like to see classic cars being pushed to their limits.

Bath local and 2014 MasterChef Champion Ping Coombes joins Foodies Festival at Bristol Harbourside

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12:04pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

2014 MasterChef champion Ping Coombes, who hails from Bath, will join Foodies Festival at Bristol Harbourside on Friday, July 11, where she will cook her favourite recipes for festival goers to recreate at home for family and friends.

Exhibition at Under the Edge Arts shows the Nature of the Cotswolds in Landscape

Gazette Series: Workmans Wood by Rob Wolstenholme (5600513)

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.

Divergent fills the gap between Hunger Games instalments

Gazette Series: Divergent (12A)

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.

Comedy giants all set to fill Queen Square this summer

Gazette Series: Reginald D Hunter (1075895)

12:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for the magnificent Bristol Comedy Gardens, which return to Queen Square this 2-6 July with another mighty mix of comedy superstars.

A Glass Menagerie is currently on display at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Gazette Series: Details from a chameleon dish by Amalric Walter (4683499)

12:46pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A fascinating selection of glass, loaned for display by the Broadfield House Glass Museum in Dudley, is currently on display at Nature in Art, Twigworth.

From Graphite to Bronze Exhibition at WWT Slimbridge brings together artisits with a passion for wildlife

Gazette Series: ClosingTheCircle (marble resin, each 14 cms) by Neil Mason (4681751)

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.

Severn Vale Art Trail is the opportunity to see many great works by talented local artists

Gazette Series: Heather Morgan's Batik picture of Westonbirt

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.

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10:46am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE Bacon Theatre has joined forces once again with local writer-performer Philip Douch to produce an informal evening of entertaining spoken tales.

ESPAÑA ¡OLÉ! – The Cappella Singers and Suspiro Flamenco in an evening of Spanish Music and Dance at Horsley

Gazette Series: Suspiro Flamenco  (4246770)

12:19pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE CAPPELLA Singers will be joined by Stroud’s own flamenco group, Suspiro Flamenco, in an evening of Spanish music and dance at The 3-in-1 space at St Martins Church, Horsley, this March 8.

Wotton's cinema shows opera live from London's Coliseum

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.

Turn the kids into 'Cone Heads' this half term!

10:59am Tuesday 11th February 2014

WESTONBIRT, The National Arboretum, will be offering families the chance to explore some fascinating, useful and very beautiful trees this February, when it holds its Conifer Capers event.

'Heath Robinson meets Albert Einstein' in Pucklechurch

Gazette Series: Games and gadgets will be high on many people's lists to Santa again this year

10:35am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A LIVE performance exploring “the relationship between man, circus and contraption” is coming to Doynton Village Hall, near Pucklechurch, this weekend.

Gorgeous fabrics bring nature to life

1:16pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE newest exhibition showcasing the fabulous textile art by Gloucestershire born and trained Kathleen Mathews-Sanders is causing quite a stir.

Internationally acclaimed opera company join line-up for Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Gazette Series: John Hegley (3790064)

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.

Beautiful stitched textile landscapes by Kathleen Mathews-Sanderson show

Gazette Series: Autumn Trees and the Bluebell Woods in the Forest of Dean, by Kathleen Mathews-Sanders

1:02pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE newest exhibition showcasing the fabulous textile art by Gloucestershire born and trained Kathleen Mathews-Sanders is causing quite a stir.

Poetry Festival hosts celebration of ‘Giant of 20th Century Guitar’, Gilbert Biberian

Gazette Series: Gilbert Biberian (3673517)

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.

More top names announced for Wychwood Festival

Gazette Series: Newton Faulkner (3550080)

12:08pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

WYCHWOOD Festival has announced the second wave of artists for the monumental celebration of 10 wonderful years of the family, rock, indie, folk and world music festival.

Learn about the 'Great European Witch Hunt' with Professor Ronald Hutton FBA

Gazette Series: Dr Jenner’s House has been commended for environmentally-friendly initiatives

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.

Get a closer look at microscopy in art

Gazette Series: Microscopy by Cath Hodsman (3422643)

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.

Moto GP ace to hold talk in Cheltenham

Gazette Series: Steve Parrish  (3328479)

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.

Electric Picture House in Wotton to screen new digital version of 'Gone with the Wind'

Gazette Series: Gone with the Wind (2815513)

11:02am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

THIS Sunday, December 8, sees two special screenings take place at the Electric Picture House in Wotton.


Gazette Series: Affordable art (2332713)

2:02pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

ON Saturday, November 16 the popular Palette Club will be holding their second exciting ‘Affordable Art’ Event at the Cam Parish Meeting Room (opposite Tesco).

Poet Pam to speak at Literary Lunch for animal and disabled charities

Gazette Series: Pam Ayres (2158970)

12:02pm Monday 28th October 2013

GLOUCESTERSHIRE writer, broadcaster and entertainer, Pam Ayres, will be giving her unique perception on the humorous side of everyday life when she speaks at a charity lunch in the county next week.

The best time to see a magnificent autumn palette at the Westonbirt Arboretum

Gazette Series: Acer palmatum (Japanese maple) leaves at Westonbirt (Photo by Paul Groom) (1362610)

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.

Festival fun in the sun for all the family

Gazette Series: Mr Tumble at Camp Bestival

6:36pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

SCHOOL’S out! The sun is shining and parents across the region are searching for things to do this summer that both they and their children will enjoy.

Artwork is frozen in time

Gazette Series: 'Icebound' by Rosie Snell (oil on canvas 150x102cm)

9:12am Friday 14th June 2013

MARIELE Neudecker and Rosie Snell combine their works in the stunning exhibition 'Between Two Tides', which opens at the Motorcade/Flash Parade in St Phillips St, Bristol this weekend.

Comedy genius to join musical greats at festival

Gazette Series: Bill Bailey will be at Wychwood Festival

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.

Russian circus is a thrilling spectacle for all the family

Gazette Series: Russian circus is a thrilling spectacle for all the family

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.

Gardener's creativity moves up a gear at show

Gazette Series: Sue Luce with her 'Velocio' garden

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.

Colcot Manor chefs branch out at the Arboretum

6:50pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

WESTONBIRT Arboretum visitors can expect great food at their new-look restaurant, which is now run by the top class chefs of Colcot Manor.

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