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Deluxe Father Christmas is almost fully booked!

It’s less than a month until Christmas. There, I’ve said it. I don’t mean to scare you into bulk buying veg, wrapping up presents and stocking up on mince pies for Santa, but if you want Deluxe Father Christmas […]

The Great British High Street Awards

It’ll come as no surprise to my regular readers that I’m covering a story about our high streets! You lot know how passionate I am about the great British high street – use them or lose them, I say. […]

Celebrating The Freemen of England and Wales

The Freemen of England and Wales were in town for their three-day AGM which was being hosted by The Chartered Freemen of Gloucester in September. I was on hand as parade marshal for the procession through Gloucester but also […]

The Annual Assize of Ale

If there’s one thing that perks my ears up it’s the promise of ale! That’s why I make sure I attend the Sheriff’s Assize of Ale every year. It’s a Gloucester tradition dating back to medieval times and involves […]

Gloucester History Festival

I mentioned the Mock Mayor Parade last week which signifies the start of Gloucester History Festival, so it’s only right I update you on the festival itself. Running from 7th until the 22nd September, it was a two-week period […]

The Mock Mayor-making ceremony

Marking the start of Gloucester History Festival, a two-week period celebrating the culture of our city, is the Mock Mayor ceremony. ‘What exactly is this ceremony?’ I hear you cry, well wonder no more!

In short, it’s a comical parade […]

Gloucester Day

Gosh, I have been busy lately! This September marked the 10th anniversary of Gloucester Day in the modern era. Another one of my favourite festivals (I know, I know, I have so many!) it does what it says on […]

Gloucester Retro Festival

I’m a big lover of all things retro, it takes me right back to my youth! So I’m always excited when the Retro Festival rolls around, and this year was no different. I’m sure you don’t need me to […]

Town Crying at the Para Olympics Opening Ceremony

Acting in the official capacity of Town Crier of London, it was my absolute pleasure to cry ‘Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!’ at the opening ceremony of the World Para Swimming Champions in London. It was such a prestigious event and […]

Supporting the younger generation at Camden Market

I mentioned a few weeks ago about all the different kinds of people I meet on my weekends at Camden Market. Well, you can only imagine my excitement when I came across a group of young entrepreneurs campaigning for […]