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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Geoffrey Dashwood Exhibition

 

 

Dates: July 22nd - September 7th, 2014

 

Location: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, A38 Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 P9A

 

A display of bird bronzes by the renowned wildlife artist Geoffrey Dashwood.

 

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Summer Holiday Children's Art Activities

 

 

Dates: Wednesday 23rd July - Friday 29th August, 2014

 

Location: Nature in Art, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL 29PA

 

Come and join us at Nature in Art for some fun filled art activities this Summer Holiday!

 

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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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Roman Chamber Tours - with Roman Soldier!

 

 

Dates: 2pm, Saturday 26th July

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

Ever looked down into the glass chamber outside Gloucester city centre Boots and wondered what's down there? Well why not go down and take a look! A fascinating trip for all ages.

 

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Mars – the Bringer of War

 

 

Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 10:00 - 3.00

 

Location: Holst Birthplace Museum 4 Clarence Road Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2AY

 

The Planets - Children’s Drop-In Activities at the Holst Birthplace Museum
Mars – the Bringer of War

 

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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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Roman Chamber Tours - with Roman Soldier!

 

 

Dates: Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd August, 2pm & 3pm each day

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

Ever looked down into the glass chamber outside Gloucester city centre Boots and wondered what's down there? Well why not go down and take a look! A fascinating trip for all ages.

 

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Robert Raikes Discovery Tour

 

 

Dates: 2pm, Saturday 2nd August

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

Discover the story of Robert Raikes, publisher, prison reformer and promoter of the Sunday School movement, and see some of the buildings in Gloucester centre connected with him.

 

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Evening Scenic Supper Cruise

 

 

Dates: May 17th, June 18th, July 2nd, Aug 2nd, Aug 23rd, Sept 5th

 

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

 

Evening Scenic Supper Cruise

 

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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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Family Workshop: Boys to Soldiers

 

 

Dates: Monday 4th August 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

A Free Family Workshop: Boys to Soldiers. A hands on family workshop discovering what life was like for men becoming soldiers in WW1.

 

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Uranus – the Magician

 

 

Dates: Tuesday 5th August 2014 10.30- 3.00

 

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

 

The Planets - Children’s Drop-In Activities at the Holst Birthplace Museum
Uranus – the Magician

 

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Kids Drop Ins: Military Mobile

 

 

Dates: Thursday 7th August 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

Part of our KIDS DROP INS sessions: Military Mobiles


 


Bring the kids along for some fun construction activities: make a military mobiles from historic vehicles and soldiers.


 


Thursday 7th August 2014 10:30am-12:30am

 

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George Whitefield Discovery Tour

 

 

Dates: 2pm, Saturday 9th August

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

Celebrating 300 years since the birth of George Whitefield, learn about the fascinating life of a Gloucester preacher, who had such an influence in the American colonies during the early 1800s.

 

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WILD Exhibition

 

 

Dates: August 12th - August 31st, 2014

 

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

 

Exhibition of the latest work by eight artists from Group Purple inspired by the wild environment.

 

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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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Venus – the Bringer of Peace

 

 

Dates: Tuesday 12th August 2014 10.30- 3.00

 

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

 

The Planets - Children’s Drop-In Activities at the Holst Birthplace Museum
Venus – the Bringer of Peace


 

 

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Private Viewing - featuring Chris Packham

 

 

Dates: Wednesday 13th August

 

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

 

Join us at Nature in Art for the private evening view of our summer display, Geoffrey Dashwood Sculpture Exhibition.

 

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Kids Drop Ins: Medals and Brooches

 

 

Dates: Thursday 14th August 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

Part of our Kids Drop Ins sessions: Medals and Brooches


 


Bring the kids along to our workshop; discover WW2 medals and brooches, make your own to wear with pride.


 


Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

 

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Day out with Thomas

 

 

Dates: Aug 15th - Aug 17th

 

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

 

Thomas visits the Dean Forest Railway.

 

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Birds of Prey Day

 

 

Dates: Saturday 16 August 2014

 

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

 

During the school holidays the John Moore Museum welcomes back J.R.C.S Falconry, who will answer your questions about birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry. Come along to the museum where you'll meet a variety of birds of prey.


 


Drop in between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm.

 

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Beatrix Potter Discovery Tour

 

 

Dates: 2pm, Saturday 16th August

 

Location: Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery

 

In 1903 Beatrix Potter published one of her most loved tales, The Tailor of Gloucester. The book was inspired by visits she made to the city. This walk takes in the places of Gloucester that are closely connected with Beatrix Potter.

 

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Family Workshop: Sister Susie and the VADs

 

 

Dates: Monday 18th August 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

A Free Family Workshop: Sister Susie and the VADs. A hands on family workshop discovering what life was like for women in WWI.


 


Running from 10:30am – 12:30pm


 


Suitable for children aged 8 – 12.

 

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Jupiter – the Bringer of Jollity

 

 

Dates: Tuesday 19th August 2014 10.30- 3.00

 

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

 

The Planets - Children’s Drop-In Activities at the Holst Birthplace Museum
Jupiter – the Bringer of Jollity

 

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Kids Drop Ins: Aviation Expert

 

 

Dates: Thursday 21st August 2014

 

Location: Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

 

Part of our Kids Drop Ins sessions: Aviation Expert


 


Let the kids become a pilot, make a peg aeroplane at our drop in session.


 


Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.


 

 

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