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‘Ripe’ – outdoor circus at the old bowling green

What to expect

A thoroughly entertaining half-hour performance from brilliant trapeze artist Tilly Lee-Kronick.

Ripe is Tilly’s own one-woman show: it’s funny, impressive and it’ll get you talking with your friends.

Grab a seat in a scenic outdoor space in the middle of Gloucester and enjoy the mix of circus skills, music, comedy…and a big banana costume 🍌

Tilly is a seriously skilled trapeze artist

“One of the funniest circus performances I have ever seen.”

Resolution Review – Siobhan Murphy

Where and when

Friday 3 September 2021
1.30pm and 7pm

The old bowling green 😮🤩

A hidden gem, tucked away in the middle of Gloucester. It’s normally locked up but we’ve got access specially for this event!

Greyfriars Bowling Green
Gloucester, GL1 1HT

Who will enjoy it

Great for anyone who likes:

circus skills comedy impressive physical feats fun activities for kids family outings feminism the unexpected bananas?!

This is genuinely a show that anyone can enjoy. It’s suitable for all ages. The trapeze tricks will wow you whether you’re 7 or 70, and there are clever themes, jokes and ideas woven in as well.

Bring the family, or your mates, or just pop along on your own. Absolutely everyone is welcome.

We’re putting on a daytime performance (1.30pm) so you can still come and see the show if it’s hard for you to get out in the evenings.

“Not just funny and original…thought-provoking, too.”

Audience member

Practical details and tickets

The show lasts about half an hour.

We want anyone to be able to come along – so we’ve made the tickets pay what you choose.

A show like this would often cost £7-£12. But we don’t want people to miss out because of price.

If you can’t afford anything at all, we’d love you to come along for free. If you can comfortably pay more than the suggested price, please consider doing so – generosity is good for everyone. Whatever your situation, we want you to be welcome. There are no favourites at our events: you’re all family to us 💖

There won’t be seating at the bowling green, so bring a chair or a blanket if you’d like something to sit on.

It’s a big space for 50 audience members so there’ll be plenty of room if you want to spread out from other people.

The show mostly happens high up on a trapeze – so you’ll be able to see, wherever where you sit!

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Krump Double Bill – Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash

🗓Weds 6th October, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Pay what you like


Can you learn something just by watching someone dance?


Location


What Is It?

A ‘curtain raiser’ performance by young local dancers from Ambitions Dance followed by a double bill of shows from one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers.

Krump: A form of street dance characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. It’s the rock and roll of the R&B world, a way of expressing difficult emotions, the ones that get you all twisted up inside.

BLACKLIST is an explosive piece asking how do we cope with inner conflict? Delving into brotherhood, isolation and friendship explored through hip hop, krump and theatre.


FIG LEAF asks what does it mean to be a man? And when does masculinity become toxic? Swinging from love and support, to anger and aggression. The dancers fight the urge to compete with one another and instead attempt to create a support network, brotherhood and community bond.


Reviews

‘’Nash’s fiercely intelligent FIG LEAF harnessed the heightened aggression of krumping to grapple with toxic masculinity’’

Donald Hutera

“Nash offers a mission statement that he ‘aims to change perceptions of krump being nothing more than an aggressive dance style’ With BLACKLIST he achieves this and much, much more”
Ian Abbott

“A gripping and violent exploration of masculinity and vulnerability through the dance style of Krump”
A Younger Theatre


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Events Lockdown Uncategorized

‘Wiggle and Giggle’ with Hannah Woodliffe

This is the latest in our series of community collaborations – bringing together Gloucester residents and artistic creativity to tell people’s stories.

Movement Sessions

Fantastic free dance and creative movement sessions for 2 – 4 year olds (older kids and adults welcome too!) It gets children moving at home while taking the pressure away from parents following the closure of children’s activity groups throughout lockdown. 

It was presented in partnership with Gloucestershire Libraries during April 2021 and there are 5 pre-recorded sessions, around 15-20 minutes long. The video sessions lead children and their parents through movement explorations based around a story or theme. 

In The Jungle

Join Hannah on an adventure through the jungle!

Weather

Join Hannah to learn all about different types of weather!

Outside In Nature

Join Hannah to think about all the beautiful things we see outside in nature!

At The Seaside

Join Hannah at the seaside!

Bedtime

Grab a blanket and join Hannah to get ready for bed!

About The Artist

Hannah is a freelance contemporary dance artist based in Gloucester. She is passionate about the power movement has to bring joy and encourage freedom of expression in early years children.


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Venture Through The Seasons – Luna Lotus (Ella Daniel-Lowe)

This is the latest in our series of community collaborations – bringing together Gloucester residents and artistic creativity to tell people’s stories.

By the people, for the people

Venture Through The Seasons is an evolving art installation co-created with one of our fantastic creative community activists and some amazing families at The Venture in White City. Developed in a close knit community, the mural made out of cut-out plywood sheets is inspired by the change in seasons and the mental and physical benefits of being in and observing nature particularly during the last year. 

The pieces were designed with local families in a series of Zoom workshops during lockdown and consisted of four stages which were added to The Venture Building in June.

About the artist

Luna Lotus (AKA Ella Daniel-Lowe) is an emerging visual artist, designer and studio resident at Jolt Gloucester. She aims to create accessible artwork with an emotive connection to nature with the goal of encouraging others to embrace nature and its conservation.

This is what they created

See it in person

If you want to see the installation in real life, head over to The Venture any point this summer!


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The End of the Pier Show

💻 Available online (via youtube)
🗓 Monday 15 February (10am) – Friday 19 February (10pm)
🎟 FREE (no ticket required)

💥Written and performed by Jonny Fluffy Punk 💥
Co-presented by Strike A Light, Gloucestershire Libraries and Pound Arts.

At the end of a soon-to-be-closed-down pier in a forgotten seaside town, Pierre the pier handyman spends the last weeks as he always does: catching fish for his old bedridden mother and making strange and wonderful things from the rubbish he finds on the beach.

Then who should wash into his life but a homeless mermaid with a spiky attitude and a story to tell! And things aren’t going to be the same again… Can kindness lead to great things? Can a bit less litter make a difference? Can the world’s first human/mermaid rock ‘n’ roll band make big waves?

Renowned stand-up poet and lo-fi theatre maker Jonny Fluffypunk presents a brand spanking new little show for families, with poetry, puppetry, story, song and a healthy dose of ramshackle anarchy.

‘Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit… and England’s most pretentious moustache.’ – The Independent

Perfect for kids and adults alike! (Age guidance 7+)


Awesome people who have made this happen! 🙌

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Of Earth And Sky

Watch the round-up film


Of Earth and Sky has arrived in Gloucester!

Check out the full map of locations – all the places around Gloucester to find the giant letters, words and poems.

Keep an eye on #OfEarthAndSky to see people’s photos!


Large white letters saying Of Earth and Sky in a field with views over Gloucestershire.

🗓 from 24 August
📍 various outdoor locations across Gloucester (socially distanced)
🎟 FREE!

A brand new creation from Luke Jerram – the artist behind the giant moon at Gloucester Cathedral



Sneak peeks

See what the people of Gloucester have got to say – written out in giant letters across 20+ locations!


What to expect

From early September, huge words will appear in more than 20 different outdoor spaces across Gloucester.

The giant letters will spell out individual words, short sentences and poems sent in by Gloucester residents – and picked out by Luke Jerram and local spoken word performer JPDL.

Some of the words will be chalked into the landscape (Cerne Abbas Giant-style). Others will be more like the Hollywood sign – tall, white letters standing in parks, fields and hillsides around the city.

The locations have been selected to ensure social distancing is possible at all times!


Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏

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Autumn 2020 distanced Events

Gloucester presents: White City x Conrad Murray x Lucy Wilcox

🗓 August-November 2020

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists (one from Gloucester, one touring)? That’s what ‘Gloucester presents…’ will find out!

We put a community producer and two brilliant artists in a room together, with some money and some time, and asked them to dream up some creative events or activities that local residents would love.

Who’s involved?

Dawn and Caroline from The Venture

Community producers: Dawn and Caroline

Dawn and Caroline have worked in their community for a combined total of 44 years. They co-manage The Venture: White City – a community-based adventure playground that supports local children and families. The Venture has a culture of community engagement and active participation from people of all ages.

Gloucester artist: Lucy Wilcox

Lucy is a fantastic choir leader based in Gloucester.

Conrad Murray leant against a wooden box wearing a red and white baseball jacket and red cap.

Touring artist: Conrad Murray

Conrad is an actor, writer, director, rapper, beatboxer, singer and theatre-maker, who has led the BAC Beatbox Academy since 2008 and made a host of five-star shows. Conrad has a long history with Gloucester: he was instrumental in setting up Beats in GL4; his shows Denmarked and High Rise eState of Mind have come to Matson, and Frankenstein raised the roof at the Rooftop Festival.

What’s happening?

Fresh from the BBC’s adaptation of his smash show ‘Frankenstein’, beatboxer and Conrad Murray has teamed up with local legends Dawn and Caroline from the Venture and choir leader Lucy Wilcox to run singing and songwriting workshops in White City.

To wrap up the process, they’re producing an original song – which they’ll perform, record and share online. Watch this space!!

Where’s it happening?

There are community meetings and recording sessions planned to take place at The Venture, White City.

Want to get involved?

If you’re a resident of White City, we’d love for you to be part of these conversations. Just drop us a line!

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Gloucester presents: ‘SheSpoke’

📅 August-November 2020

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists (one from Gloucester, one touring)? That’s what ‘Gloucester presents…’ will find out!

We put a community producer and two brilliant artists in a room together, with some money and some time, and asked them to dream up some creative events or activities that local residents would love.

Who’s involved?

Community producer: Aysha Randera

Aysha is a mum of 5 who runs The Emma Willis Sewing Studio at Barton & Tredworth’s Friendship Cafe.

Gloucester artist: Halima Malek

Halima Malek is a Gloucester-based artist and makeup artist whose parents originated from India. She uses words and poems to heal and express herself. She was one of several women invited to read for International Women’s Day at St Mary de Crypt church. She works closely with the Indian and Muslim communities in Gloucester.

Malaika Kegode

Touring artist: Malaika Kegode

Malaika is a poet, promoter and workshop facilitator; she is assistant producer for Blahblahblah, the longstanding poetry event at Bristol Old Vic, and is founder and director of Milk Poetry. She has performed around the UK at a number of celebrated venues, festivals and poetry events, including Tongue Fu, WOMAD, Boomtown Festival and BBC at the Edinburgh Festival. Photo credit: Chelsey Cliff

What’s happening?

Throughout history, both poems and textiles have been used as a place for recording information and for telling our stories. 

Over the past couple of months, a small group of women have been meeting for socially-distanced workshops, run by the brilliant Malaika Kegode and Halima Malek, learning together to find their voices and express themselves in poetry.

And now a sewing group, under the care of the amazing Aysha Randera from the Friendship Café, are turning those poems into a beautiful piece of textile work, which will be displayed as a banner in the centre of Gloucester.

There will also be an online reading of the poems that the group have produced so watch this space!

Where’s it happening?

Community meetings have been taking place at the Friendship Cafe.

Want to get involved?

If you’re a resident of Barton & Tredworth, we’d love for you to be part of these conversations. Just drop us a line!

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Gloucester presents: Barton & Tredworth x Valerie Simms x Yomi Sode

🗓 August-October 2020

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists (one from Gloucester, one touring)? That’s what ‘Gloucester presents…’ will find out!

We put a community producer and two brilliant artists in a room together, with some money and some time, and asked them to dream up some creative events or activities that local residents would love.

Who’s involved?

Michelle Macfarlaine

Community producer: Michelle Macfarlaine

Michelle is a hairdresser based in Barton & Tredworth, where she’s also involved with the running of the fantastic All Nations Community Centre.

Gloucester artist: Valerie Simms

Valerie has worked as a fashion designer in Gloucester and Gloucestershire, organising and participating in fashion exhibitions both as a performer and as a choreographer. She has also designed costumes for a wide range of local production organisations.

Touring artist: Yomi Sode

Yomi Sode is a Nigerian British writer, performer and facilitator. Shortlisted for a Jerwood Compton 2017 Poetry Fellowship, his show Coat has been programmed at the Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse and here in Gloucester to sold-out audiences.

His writing has been published in Rialto Magazine, Bare lit and 10: Poets of the New Generation.

What’s happening?

What’s it really like to live in Gloucester? What’s the best way to tell our stories – stories of everyday life?

Acclaimed poet and writer Yomi Sode has joined forces with local designer Valerie Simms and community producer Michelle Macfarlaine to host a unique talk show – where the guests are all Gloucester residents.

Together, the panel will share their experiences of life in the city. You’ll be able to watch the finished ‘episode’ online for free very soon. Watch this space!

Where’s it happening?

Community meetings and filming are taking place at the All Nations Community Centre.

Want to get involved?

If you’re a resident of Barton & Tredworth, we’d love for you to be part of these conversations. Just drop us a line!

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A giant, floating earth – Luke Jerram’s ‘Gaia’

🗓 13 October-1 November
📌 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Day Time Tickets FREE – entry by donation
💰 Evening Tickets £5 – all tickets need to be booked in advance


Location


Sneak peeks


What to expect

Gloucester Cathedral and Ecclesiastical Insurance Group are delighted to announce that Gaia will take up residence in the cathedral nave between Tuesday 13 October and Sunday 1 November 2020. 

A touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, Gaia measures seven metres in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface offering an extraordinary opportunity to see our home planet at scale.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture. In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth.

This will be the second time that Luke has exhibited at the Cathedral following last year’s hugely popular Museum of the Moon which attracted over 70,000 visitors. Luke said: “It’s an honour to present my work in Gloucester Cathedral again and wonderful that we’ve been able to programme it to coincide with my the poetry installation ‘Of Earth and Sky’ whch will be installed across the city at the same time!”


Awesome people who are making this event possible 🙏🎉