CHELTENHAM 2020 COVID CULTURE & IDENTITY

How will churches continue during lockdown 2.0

Despite being forced to close their doors for the second time this year churches, pastors and volunteers believe they can still serve their communities online. Although church services will look different, they aren’t cancelled. This time around, pastors are taking a positive spin on moving their Sunday services online again after seeing increases in numbers […]

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‘I’m interested in working with people rather than doing to people’: Shawn Sobers on storytelling

by Alicja Shannon Filmmaker Shawn Sobers discusses storytelling as an agent of change and the power of participatory filmmaking at the University of Gloucestershire For the first day of the University of Gloucestershire’s annual Media Festival, UK filmmaker, photographer and writer Shawn Sobers explores the role of community engagement and its impact on his work. […]

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Gaia globe artwork lights up Gloucester Cathedral

The Gaia Earth exhibition has landed in Gloucester Cathedral. The immensely popular attraction has seen tickets sell out this week for afternoon and evening tours. The globe was created by UK artist Luke Jerram, and will be in Gloucester until November 1st. This is Jerram’s second exhibition in the Cathedral, following last year’s Museum of […]

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Cheltenham Playhouse continues to raise funds with the support of MP Alex Chalk

Lights. Camera. Action. The curtains that used to rise in front of full audiences and enthusiastic actors taking the stage at the Cheltenham Playhouse are now met with smaller crowds and an underwhelming presence of excited cheering and clapping. Now, the theatre industry as a whole is facing an uncertain future of survival during the […]

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Roses Theatre Tewkesbury gets £248,391 lifeline

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, has been awarded a £248,391 slice of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).  The county, as a whole, received almost £4m of funding; shared between 12 arts and culture organisations. The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden recently released these awards as part of the first round of the CRF grants […]