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Top 5 Gloucestershire events this coming weekend

Don't miss the 'Top 5 things to do' this weekend in Gloucestershire brought to you by and Severn Sound – available on the Severn Sound website here and to be discussed during the Saturday morning 'What's on Show with Joe Lemer'. And don't forget you can find details on a whole of host of carefully-selected county events happening over the coming weeks and months with's Gloucestershire events calendar.

Gloucestershire spas, restaurants, music and more

With the New Year in full swing, the team have already been busy, busy, busy. Highlights include the new Gloucestershire Spa break guide, a review of modern European eatery Merlot Brasserie in Cheltenham and a preview of the not-to-be-missed Cheltenham Folk Festival 2008 – not to mention a whole host of new Gloucestershire events just around the corner. You'll also find the Gloucestershire live music gig guide, Gloucestershire art exhibition guide and Gloucestershire restaurant reviews jam-packed as ever. And who said January was a miserable month?…

New Gloucestershire Theatre & Comedy section

The team are delighted to announce the online magazine’s brand new, dedicated Gloucestershire Theatre & Comedy section.

Theatre and comedy events were previously covered in the Gloucestershire Art & Culture section, but with the wealth of fantastic performances being held at venues including The Everyman Theatre, The Roses Theatre, The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham Town Hall and Gloucester’s Guildhall – cramming everything in was no mean feat.

The new section will thus offer Gloucestershire residents and visitors an unrivaled guide to county stage performances, while the team will be able to focus more on attractions, art and museums in the original Gloucestershire Art & Culture section.

Christmas issue of Gloucestershire’s Here&Now

The Christmas issue of Here&Now magazine is out now – so don't forget to pick up your copy from one of the many stockists across Gloucestershire. The latest issue includes a wealth of features which are sure to make your Christmas a very special one, as well as a full calendar of 'What's on' over the festive period – in association with Also don't miss the review of The Slaughter Restaurant by's deputy editor James Fryer, and the Last Word column 'Christmas is about giving yourself a break' by's editor Michelle Byrne. is BBC Gloucestershire’s Website of the Week


The team are delighted to have been selected as BBC Gloucestershire's Website of the Week.

Every Wednesday on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, the online team join Steve Kitchen on his Lunchtime Programme to showcase a Website of the Week, and in October had the pleasure of being chosen.

It's not only a testament to the hard work the team put into providing Gloucestershire residents and visitors with the definitive guide on how best to spend their free time in our fantastic county, but it means even more readers discovering what has quickly become the county's leading lifestyle and entertainment publication.

Gloucestershire Pride of Place

The national Pride of Place website has set out to try
and find the locations and attractions across England which members of the
public are most proud of. Some local personalities have been asked to provide
nominations to get the ball rolling; with Mark Cummings from the BBC
Gloucestershire Breakfast Show nominating Minchinhampton and Rodborough
Commons, and Gloucestershire Echo Newspaper editor Anita Syvret going for Dover’s
Hill – while there are a number of other attractions and beauty spots on the

Berkeley Castle, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water,
Cheltenham, Gloucester Cathedral, Symonds Yat, The Sculpture Trail and the view
from Cleeve Hill – as well as the two mentioned above – have all made it. The
last time we looked Bourton-on-the-Water had a clear lead with 34 per cent of
votes – perhaps due to the Facebook campaign which has quickly organised itself
to muster support. Head over to the Pride of Place website to show support for
your favourite attraction. You might also want to check our's comprehensive directory of Gloucestershire attractions.

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2007 – Day Four

8 October – Ken Loach

While there was a noticeable decline in the traffic circulating around Cheltenham’s one-way streets today, the Cheltenham Literature Festival was nonetheless buzzing with dedicated booklovers who had managed to wrangle a day off work to attend Monday’s line-up of events.

Unluckily for the team, and all the other ticketholders of course, Ken Loach unfortunately had to pull out of his Cheltenham Town Hall talk this evening due to personal reasons.

The acclaimed British director of cult classics including Kes and Cathy Come Home was sorely missed, but has not been the only guest to cancel his date at this year’s Literature Festival at the last minute, with Russell Brand also disappointing fans on Saturday evening.

Ticketholders for the Ken Loach event have all been promised refunds, however, by contacting the Cheltenham Literature Festival box office on (01242) 227979.

Buy Kes for £4.97 at