Upcoming Events

 

Planets Listening Trail

 

 

Dates: Friday 2 May until Sunday 12 October

 

Location: Seven sites across Cheltenham, see below

 

Listen to Holst's Masterpiece The Planets, at seven sites across Cheltenham. From Mars in the Holst Birthplace Museum to Neptune in the Lloyds Bank at the  Rotunda in Montpellier, follow the Planet's trail.

 

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PJ Crook’s Planets

 

 

Dates: 3rd May – 19th October 2014 Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 5.00 Sundays 1.30 - 5.00

 

Location: Holst Birthplace Museum, 4 Clarence Road Cheltenham GL52 2AY 01242 524846

 

To celebrate 100 Years of The Planets, Cheltenham-born artist PJ Crook has created seven individual paintings of each of the planets in Holst’s Suite.

 

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The Planets 1914 – 2014

 

 

Dates: Saturday 28th June – Sunday 12th October 2014 Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 Sunday 1.30 - 5.00

 

Location: Holst Birthplace Museum, 4 Clarence Road Cheltenham GL52 2AY 01242 524846

 

The Planets 1914 – 2014 Centenary Exhibition


 


 


Discover how Holst composed his greatest work through items on loan from The Bodleian Library, The British Library, The Royal College of Music, The Britten-Pears Library and The Holst Birthplace Museum. Includes the original manuscript of 'The Planets'.

 

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Robert Welch: Inspiration and Innovation

 

 

Dates: Sat 19 July - Sun 28 Sept

 

Location: Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

 

This exhibition will look at the inspiration and influences on Robert Welch, his relationship with his customers, the commissions he has worked on and the period in which they were created.

 

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'WOW!' Natural History Exhibition

 

 

Dates: 19th July - 8th November, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

The big summer exhibition at the City Museum will have saying WOW! See some fascinating natural history specimens and enter the weird and wonderful world of the animal kingdom. Featuring an elephant skull, cheetah, ostrich, hippo skull, megalosaur, golden eagle, amongst many other intetesting species!


 


 

 

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Reptile to Reef

 

 

Dates: September 18th - October 12th, 2014

 

Location: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

 

A retrospective show of ceramic sculpture by Jill Moger including new works.

 

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Curious Creatures: Hidden Treasures

 

 

Dates: Friday 19 September 2014

 

Location: John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SN

 

Explore the mysterious art of taxidermy and the world of folk customs in this workshop that brings together the John Moore Museum and Cirencester's Corinium Museum.


Simon Lawton (Curator of the John Moore Museum) and Emma Stuart (Learning Development Officer, Corinium) will be giving an illustrated talk, showcasing some unusual objects from the collections of both museums.


The talk will take place between 2pm & 3.30pm and you need to book in advance. Tickets are available from the museum.

 

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Royal Forester Dining Train

 

 

Dates: May 18th, June 1st, June 15th, July 6th, Aug 3rd, Aug 24th, Sep 21st, Oct 12th, Oct 26th.

 

Location: Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos. GL15 4ET

 

Royal Forester Dining Train 

 

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Royal Forester Dining Train

 

 

Dates: March 30th, April 27th, May 18th, June 1st &15th, July 6th, Aug 3rd & 24th, Sept 21st, Oct 12th & 26th

 

Location: Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos. GL15 4ET

 

Royal Forester Dining Train

 

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Holst Birthday Concert – Planets Centenary Programme 2014

 

 

Dates: Sunday 21 September 2014 3:00pm

 

Location: Pittville Pump Room East Approach Drive Cheltenham GL52 3JE

 

Huw Watkins and Tom Poster play The Planets


 

 

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2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards

 

 

Dates: September 23rd - November 16th, 2014

 

Location: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

 

Display of the winning images in this year's competition.

 

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Mid Week Steaming

 

 

Dates: Every Wednesday 28th May to September 24th

 

Location: Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos. GL15 4ET

 

Steam every Wednesday

 

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Heritage Mainline Diesel Days

 

 

Dates: Saturdays Apr 26, May 3,17,31, June 7, July 5, 19, Aug 2,30, Sept 27

 

Location: Dean Forest railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos. GL15 4ET

 

Ride behind a mainline diesel locomotive

 

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Behind the Scenes Tours - of the City Museum

 

 

Dates: 4th October & 29th November, 11am and 2pm.

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

Join City Museum Curator David Rice for this access-all-areas tour.  Delve into the amazing rarely-seen and intriguing world of thousands of artefacts and specimens collected over 150 years that we have no room to display, and really experience what it's like to work in such a historic museum.

 

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Pathways Explored

 

 

Dates: October 7th - October 26th, 2014

 

Location: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, A38 Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

 

An exciting exhibition by Rubicon Textile.

 

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Trenches to Trams: The Life of a Bristol Tommy

 

 

Dates: Friday 10th October 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

Clive Burlton’s talk and beautifully illustrated slide show will tell George’s story from beginning to end – from his days in the Bristol boot and shoe trade; from his time as a bugler with the Terries; from his service on the Western Front and to his days on Bristol’s Trams and Buses during the Second World War.

 

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Museum Tots

 

 

Dates: 12th & 26th August, 9th & 23rd September, 14th & 28th October, 11th & 25th November, 9th December

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

A drop in session for the under 5s held at Gloucester City and Folk Museums.  Paint, stick, create, try out new toys, listen to storytime, make music, look around our galleries, and meet other like-minded parents and tots.

 

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