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The first Sunday of Lent

Traditionally, Lent is the time of year when we give up out favourite goodies. Putting our self control to the test as we attempt to go a whole forty days and forty nights without caving in. Whether you’re giving […]

Happy birthday Vinyl Vital Signs

I want to say a big ‘Happy Birthday’ to Vinyl Vital Signs at Eastgate Market. The shop, which specialises in vinyl records, posters and collectables, turned two at the beginning of March.

For those who haven’t stumbled upon this magnificent […]

Bringing Olympus back to life

The New Olympus Theatre in Barton Street is set to get a new lease of life. I couldn’t be happier to write this, as this fabulous old building is certainly deserving of a 21st century makeover.

I’m sure plenty of […]

A musical extravaganza

Gloucester Music Festival presents two musical events you simply won’t want to miss. Both will be held in St Mary de Crypt Church in Southgate Street so here’s everything you need to know:

The View From The Stars

Sue Ferrers […]

Explore an Alpha course

A bit of a different subject on the ol’ blog today, but one I wanted to share with you all. Brunswick Baptist Church is running a series of Alpha courses, giving people a chance to explore faith and ask […]

A shout out to Sherborne

Named by the local rag as ‘the city’s best kept secret’, Sherborne Cinema is a great example of a local, independent business. As you all know, I’m a big advocate of shopping locally and using our high streets, and […]

Rebuild the city gates

2021 will mark the 550th anniversary of Margaret of Anjou and Gloucester’s contribution to Yorkist success at the Battle of Tewkesbury. To mark such a momentous occasion, there are plans afoot to construct a replica of the city gates.

If […]

Congratulations Angie’s Bar!

I had a magnificent night at the start of the year celebrating with the team from Angie’s Bar in Bull Lane. They have been recognised for their invaluable input into the night-life economy in Gloucester and they couldn’t be […]

30 years as Town Crier

The Mayor of Gloucester, Joanne Brown, and Sheriff, Howard Hyman, welcomed me to the Mayor’s Parlous to congratulate me on 30 years of crying.

They complimented my award-winning voice and recognised my dedication to the profession, now that I’ve spent […]

Showing off my new bells

I have truly been overwhelmed by all your support since my attack, and I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I have not one, but two new bells!!

Unbeknown to me, my lovely friend Lyn Cindery set up a crowdfunding page […]