Cobalt Events

Wednesday 1st January - Thursday 31st December 2020

Claire Collins Swim School

16:45 - 19:30
Fridays at The National Star College. FREE taster session (whilst spaces available). All abilities welcome from school age upwards. 30 minute lessons between 4.45pm and...

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Saturday 11th January - Saturday 29th February 2020

Snowdrop Spectacular

10:30 - 17:00
Enjoy some fresh air as you stroll through the unique Painswick Rococo Garden set in a beautiful hidden valley. Our famous display of snowdrops which carpet steep banks and...

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Wednesday 22nd January - Saturday 14th March 2020

Our Favourite Printmakers at Chapel Arts

10:00 - 16:00
We have been lucky enough to have exhibited work by some of the most exciting and talented printmakers. This exhibition includes some of our favourites. Wednesday to...

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Friday 31st January - Saturday 8th February 2020

Goodnight Mr Tom

19:30 - 21:00
Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society presents one of the most uplifting stories ever written. Set during the dark and dangerous build up to the Second World War, follow sad young William Beech as he is evacuated to the idyllic countryside where he builds a moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley and his dog Sammy. £10-£15. Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HG.

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Saturday 1st February 2020

Hatherop Castle Prep School Open Morning

10:00 - 12:00
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 1st February 10am – 12pm. Reception Open Morning: Saturday 14th February 9am – 10:30pm. To reserve your space for either day, please email admissions@hatheropcastle.co.uk or call 01285 750206.

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True Believers Comic Festival 2020

10:30 - 17:00
The True Believers Comic Festival returns for its sixth year with a great selection of comic book creators, artists and traders set to feature. £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Jurys Inn, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS.

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Saturday 1st February - Monday 30th March 2020

Stone Age People Trail

10:00 - 17:00
Find the little people from the Stone Age hidden around the museum and answer questions relating to our prehistoric past to claim a prize at the end of the trail. 10am-5pm. £1.50. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX.

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Tuesday 4th February - Thursday 27th February 2020

Seen in the Shire

09:00 - 17:00
A series of photos inspired by the natural landscapes and wildlife of Gloucestershire by Lesley Andrew who has lived and worked in the county for the last 30 years. 9am-5pm....

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Rosy Cheeks

09:00 - 17:00
An exhibition by Bristol-based illustrator Ali Bryson, who studied at the University of Gloucestershire. Rosy Cheeks is a celebration of love; from the appreciation of the smaller things in life, to growing and learning to love yourself. 9am-5pm. Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS.

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Thursday 6th February 2020

Australia is Burning

18:00 - 20:00
An evening of live music, performances and poetry, with proceeds going towards the school strike for climate movement and the wildfire relief fund. 6-8pm. £5 or pay what you like. Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS.

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All About Eve

19:00 - 21:00
This highly-anticipated stage production stars Gillian Anderson and Lily James. This will be a co-production with Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions and directed by one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors Ivo Van Hove (Network) and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey. 7pm. £16.50 (£14.50, students £12.50). The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, GL51 6EP.

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Thursday 6th February - Saturday 8th February 2020

Jane Austen and the Cheltonians

19:45 - 21:30
What really happened when Jane Austen visited Cheltenham in May 1816? In this new comedy the truth is revealed. Emboldened by the success of her latest novel, Jane conjures-up her literary muse Emma Woodhouse to help her write her next novel ‘The Cheltonians’, in which surely nothing can go wrong? Complications follow as love letters go astray, émigrés arrive and Emma finds herself the attention of a young army officer. £10-£11.50. The Irving Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre, 7-10 Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

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Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival

11:00 - 23:00
Hosted by the Tewkesbury branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, the 25th Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival will have 80 Winter Ales plus local cider and perry. The Thursday Night session is for card carrying CAMRA members, with the Friday and Saturday sessions open to all. £6 per session, £10 for all sessions. Thursday 7-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 11am-8pm. George Watson Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PX.

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Friday 7th February 2020

Live Music at The Kings Arms, Gloucester Road

20:00 - 23:00
Live music at The Kings Arms, Gloucester Road GL51 8NB. Music performed by Will Stubbs and Brad Edwards with a mix of guitar, piano and cajun. They will be playing songs...

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Wednesday 12th February 2020

The Banff Film Festival

19:30 - 21:30
Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival...

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Friday 14th February 2020

Anti-Valentine's Food Evening

19:00 - 22:00
If you are looking for a feel-good night out with friends away from the typical cheesiness of Valentine’s Day, join Starbistro for an evening of music and good food. Two courses £20, three courses £25 per person.

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Murder Mystery

19:00 - 23:00
Can you solve the St Valentine’s Day Mascara? Enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and fine dining, with a three course Victorian dinner, and put your detective skills to the test. 7-11pm. £54-£59. Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Winchcombe GL54 5JD.

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Friday 14th February - Saturday 15th February 2020

Valentine’s Tower Tours

13:30 - 15:30
When you get to the top of the winding medieval staircase discover breathtaking views – on a clear day you can see forty miles across the Gloucestershire countryside. Upon arrival on the roof, enjoy a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic alternative. 1.30pm and 2.30pm. £15 plus Eventbrite booking fee. Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX.

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Saturday 15th February 2020

The Missing Company of Sherlock Holmes

11:00 - 12:30
He’s built the set, got the props and booked The Sub Rooms for the show, but there is only one problem – Tweedy has lost all the actors! Together with his friend Monsieur Loyal, the two of them must solve the mystery of the missing actors and also perform the whole show between the two of them. 11am. £11.50-£13.50. The Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE.

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Saturday 15th February - Sunday 23rd February 2020

South West Puddle Jumping Championships

09:30 - 17:00
Get your wellies and waterproofs on and jump into the puddles for a chance to be our ultimate splasher. We’ll be looking for the biggest splash, and most enthusiastic,...

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Sudeley Secret Spies

10:00 - 16:00
Solve the Sudeley mystery by completing a trail of puzzles, codes and riddles. Once you’ve solved each clue, the answers will spell out a super-secret password, which can be used back at the visitor centre to receive a small surprise. Event included in cost of admission. Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD.

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Tuesday 18th February - Saturday 22nd February 2020


19:30 - 21:00
Directed by professional actor Laura Bayston in association with the Phoenix Players, Sabbat tells the story of the infamous Pendle witch trials, and attempts to unravel the mysteries behind them. 7.30pm. £10-£12. The Kings Theatre, Kingsbarton Street, Gloucester, GL1 1QX.

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Wednesday 19th February 2020

An Evening With Iolo Williams

19:30 - 21:00
Springwatch presenter, naturalist, broadcaster, public speaker and writer Iolo Williams has worked in conservation for over 30 years. This talk is in partnership with the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group, and Iolo will share his knowledge and experiences of this group of birds and the 21st century challenges they face. 7.30pm. £15. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA.

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Wednesday 19th February - Friday 21st February 2020

Half Term Crafts

10:00 - 12:00
Come along this half-term holiday to make a fun and colourful windsock, which will brighten up any garden or home! This craft session is easy for all ages to do and all the materials will be provided. 10am-12pm. £1 per child. Old Baptist Chapel, Off Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RZ.

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Thursday 20th February 2020

Cyrano de Bergerac

19:00 - 20:30
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? 7pm. £16.50 (£14.50, students £12.50). The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, GL51 6EP.

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Friday 21st February - Sunday 23rd February 2020

Gloucester Folk Trail

10:00 - 22:00
Hosted by Gloucester BID, folk musicians, artists and poets from around the county will perform in venues around the city for the third Gloucester Folk Trail. Full details at www.gloucesterbid.uk/gloucester-folk-trail-2020

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Saturday 22nd February 2020

The Unravelling Wilburys

20:00 - 22:00
The Unravelling Wilburys turn their skills and replicate the sound and songs of the late 80s ‘super-group’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together – George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO. A great combination of brilliant musicianship, and tongue in cheek humour, the band play their songs in their familiar country-rock style whilst stealing a few choice numbers from those famous five icons. 8pm. £18 (£16). The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, GL51 6EP.

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Saturday 22nd February - Sunday 23rd February 2020

Greek Literature Weekend

10:00 - 17:00
An introduction to Ancient Greek literature with Dr Paul Pritchard, fantasy will be one of the themes of the weekend taking some philosophical and political lessons on the way. 10.30am-5pm and 10.15am-5pm. £100. The Parliament Suite, Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX.

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Sunday 23rd February 2020

Opera Anywhere: Hansel and Gretel

15:00 - 17:00
Enter the fairy tale world of Engelbert Humperdinks’s Hansel and Gretel and experience the joy of this well-loved story through the magic of opera. Sung in English, Opera Anywhere’s spell-binding new production of this wonderfully lyrical yarn follows Hansel and Gretel as they tread an increasingly treacherous path into the unknown. In their search for food, all sorts of surprises are in store. The question is, do you dare join them as they head into the deepest, darkest forest...? 3pm. £17 (£15, under 18s £8, under 12s £5). The Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, GL51 6EP.

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Thursday 27th February 2020

StarBistro Quiz Night

19:00 - 22:00
Pit your wits against quizmaster PJ at the inaugural StarBistro quiz night! Whether you are a mastermind at music, a general knowledge guru or just want a fun night out with friends or work colleagues, this quiz evening is for you. £6 per person, includes one free drink and nibbles.

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