These are our top picks of upcoming events this week.

Friday, September 20

Sparkle Up your Day for Brain Tumour Support

Get together, sparkle up and donate, get messy with glitter, sparkle up at work, wear glittery clothes and jewellery, make-up, nails and beards!

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Phil Beer - Charity Concert

One of the most popular ambassadors for folk and acoustic music, is best known for his partnership with Steve Knightley in folk super-group Show of Hands.

Playing at St Helen’s Church, Alveston, from 7.30pm, to raise funds for the church’s charitable work.

Tickets are £15 from Steve Hitchins on 07760 991297 or

Unexpected Journeys - Gloucester History Festival

Today’s events:

Endeavour & Windrush: Ships Through Time from 12pm.

Peterloo: The English Uprising from 2pm.

The Spanish Armada from 4pm.

Scriptorium Shorts from 5.30pm

Histories of the Unexpected from 6pm.

Appleasing Hitler from 8pm.

Prices vary.

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Earl Live

Acoustic Americana, Blues and Country.

Crown & Sceptre, Stroud from 8.30pm, free entry.

Saturday, September 21

Dursley Big Car Boot

Sellers are welcome from 9am, £6 per car, early bird set-up is available.

Near the Police Station, Dursley, 9.30am-3pm.

Running every Saturday up to and including October 5.

Berkeley Festival of Transport Show

Auto Jumble, Club Displays, Stalls and all types of vehicles on show.

£6 admission price for adults.

Berkeley Castle, from 10am-4.30pm.

Free wellbeing event with Street Wisdom

Press the pause button, hit the streets and find some much needed clarity in their annual World Wide Wander.

From 10am-1pm at the Stroud Valley Artspace, 4 John Street.

Gloucester History Festival

Events today:

Women Sex and Power in the 16th Century from 12pm.

Simon de Montfort & England’s First Revolution from 2pm.

Call the Midwife from 4pm.

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper from 5.45pm.

Scriptorium Shorts from 7.30pm.

Power & the People from 8.30pm.

Crooked Equinox

Dj Night with Darius and Friends

Crown & Sceptre, Stroud from 8pm, free entry.

Sunday, September 22

Gloucester History Festival

A Time Traveller’s Guide to the Moon from 12pm.

Scriptorium Shorts from 1.20pm.

The Kremlin Letters: Stalin, Churchill & Roosevelt from 2pm.

Tiananmen Square: 30 Years On from 4pm.

From Battlefield to Newsroom from 6pm.

Monday, September 23

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Join an 8 week course hosted by Birdwings, at St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, priced at £250.

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Tuesday, September 24

Spear of Destiny

Live at Level III, Swindon as part of the One Eyed Jacks’ tour.

Playing the full OEJ’s album and B-side in full but a unique extended encore of fan favourites from the whole SOD catalogue will finish the show.

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Wycliffe Choral Society Rehearsal

Tuesday evenings from 7.45-9.30pm during term time at Wycliffe Preparatory School, Stonehouse.

Newcomers can attend rehearsals to see how they get on before committing themselves to join.

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Acrylic Painting Class for Beginners

Join other beginners learning the first steps in acrylic painting with local artist Diana Rose.

Running until October 22, from 10am-12pm, priced at £50.

Wednesday, September 25

R is For Revolution

An installation in The Museum in The Park, Stroud, enjoy revolutionary readings, poems and DJ music.

Running until September 29.