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Arts

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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To create sculptures as tiny as those crafted by Willard Wigan, you need to have a very big heart

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This clever play about desperate salesmen will leave you reeling, grieving, grinning, and with the literary equivalent of a 50-year timeshare in Marbella. Brilliant, says Katie Jarvis

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Katie Jarvis

Guess what? Celebrities’ lives are not perfect! If you fancy a comedy that reminds you of Macbeth and laminate flooring (you need to read the review), then this heady mix of jokes and out-and-out violence is for you, says Katie Jarvis, who now knows how to make really good roast potatoes

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Katie Jarvis

With the third Fresh: Art Fair fast approaching we ask co-founder Anthony Wardle what’s coming up

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It’s the 1980s. You remember! When the men were all doctors, the women were all nurses, and we were surprised to learn that bishops could be a bit dodgy. Katie Jarvis finds a court-room play about a Church-run hospital a bit of a curate’s egg

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Katie Jarvis

As part of an ambitious ten-year project, Gloucestershire Archives is about to reveal its new identity as an exciting community-led Heritage Hub, with new buildings, digital preservation work and four specially commissioned pieces of artwork

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Artist Karólína Lárusdóttir’s solo exhibition is coming to the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in March

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The world wars were an extraordinary period of history; but that extraordinariness didn’t stop the ordinary taking place – and on our own doorsteps, too. Katie Jarvis watches a play that explores the effects of three decades of deadly upheaval on one Stroud family

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Katie Jarvis

It’s more likely that Godot will turn up than that you’ll find a better cast than in the Everyman’s current production of Samuel Beckett’s play about...(we’ll come to that)...says Katie Jarvis

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Katie Jarvis

Never one to be typecast, the Cotswolds’ favourite clown is treading the boards this month in Samuel Beckett’s most iconic play

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Now in their third year, we ask Fresh: Art Fair’s daughter and father team how the Cotswold’s leading art fair is faring

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Whatever you music taste, and whether you’re going along with a group of friends or the whole family, there’s a festival to suit you in the Cotswolds! We pick 15 unmissable festivals to attend in the region this year...

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“There’s plenty of vulgarity, toilet humour, ridiculousness, spot-on impressions, quick wit, and for the Harry Potter nerds like me, lots of in-jokes.” Liz Hartland reviews the Spontaneous Players’ Spontaneous Potter at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester

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If you fancy a Christmas offering that’s absolutely ‘Just So’, then head to Cirencester’s Barn Theatre for a musical that has just about everything, says Miles Jarvis

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Swan Lake. We know the music, we know the iconic imagery of the beautiful ballerina dressed as a swan, but I’m guessing that without reading the libretto in the program, most people don’t know the story. Which is why the audience relies on the dancers to tell us.

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This year sees the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ original picture book The Snowman. With three performances of the animated film – with live orchestra – coming to Gloucester Cathedral next month, we thought we’d catch up with Rachel Whibley, managing director of Carrot Productions (and occasional snowman), to find out more...

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It’s the season of terrible puns, magic lamps, and generous genies: Aladdin, the all-new panto at the Everyman, has been written by none other than legendary Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, and stars everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy. The Barnard family from Nailsworth - mum, dad, Harriet (12) and Lewis (6) - made a Wishee (Washee) for tickets; grabbed their car (Window Twan) keys; and dashed off to see A Ladd In Cheltenham

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Do you remember that glorious childhood feeling of utterly, utterly losing yourself amongst the words of a story? Lucy Mangan certainly does. Katie Jarvis meets her over lunch at Calcot Manor to delve into the little-known stories behind some of our childhood literary favourites

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Here’s the first look at this year’s pantomime at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

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