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July events 

Outdoor Theatre: She Stoops to Conquer  24 July 19:00 

Rain or Shine Theatre Company presents 'She Stoops to Conquer' - an 18th Century farce for all the family 
 
“A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband.” It's the 18th century. Kate Hardcastle is a young lady fixed up to meet the eligible Marlow with a view to marriage. 
Marlow is a young gent who is tongue-tied with the upper classes and downright lecherous with commoners.So when Marlow is tricked into believing Kate's ancestral home is a country inn, and mistakes Kate for a lowly barmaid what could possibly go wrong? Plenty! Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, She Stoops to Conquer is a delightful romantic romp filled with ludicrous misunderstanding, mischief and mayhem. So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you away to the time of big wigs, and even bigger dresses; where fops and foolery abound! 
At Wotton Community PARC, GL12 8RB. 
 
Gates open 5pm for picnics. Please bring your own low-backed seating. 
 
Advance booking ticket prices £18 adult, £15 concession, £8 child 
 
Tickets on the door £20 adult, £18 concession, £10 child 

 TORTWORTH FOREST CENTRE  Summer Open Day  17 July  10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Come and join us for a relaxed day in the woods at our Summer Open Day, when we’ll open our gates and welcome you to explore this unique arboretum. 
 
We’ll have guided walks to help you discover the tree collection and heritage of the site, plus a selection of seasonal activities for families (butterfly crafts, bug-hunting kits, tree explorer challenge). Why not bring a picnic too? 
 
This is a FREE drop-in event thanks to a generous grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 
 
Unfortunately the site is not suitable for wheelchair users, and only suitable for off-road buggies. 
 
 

Evening on the Estuary Slimbridge Wetland Centre  Fri 23 - Sun 25 July 6:30 pm 

Watch the birds come into roost and the sun setting over the Severn Estuary. Cost: £17.00 per person 
 
Meet in the car park.  

100 ACER WOOD CONSERVATION PROJECT  25th July from 10:00 am 

Public open day - Sunday 25th July from 10am - all welcome.  
 
Conservation in action with a helping of mindfulness. 600 metres north along Tyley Bottom track. 
 
 

Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society  28th-31st July 

Wotton-under-Edge Dramatic Society celebrates the reopening of theatres, and the welcoming back of our audiences, with the wonderful farcical comedy Curtain Up. The play tells the story of a group of women who inherit equal shares in an old ruined theatre and have to get involved in all kinds of chaos and madness to try to save it from destruction. The play is light-hearted, fun entertainment which has had audiences laughing for over a decade. What better way to blow away the lockdown blues! 
 
Curtain Up runs from 28th-31st July at Wotton Town Hall, with a matinee on the 31st. Tickets, priced £12 

The Lost Cinema at  BERKELEY CASTLE 30 JULY 

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (Running time 105 minutes) 
 
TIMES 
Venue Opens: 7:30pm | Film start time 9:15PM 
 
 
 

Wotton Lions:  RIDE OVER THE EDGE  Weekend of 31 July and 1 August 

Raising funds for Lions Brain Tumour Research Appeal. 
 
This a new event for Wotton and we hope it becomes a part of the Wotton calendar.  
 
Join Wotton Lions on either a 25k, 50k, or 100k scenic route around the Cotswolds between 31 July and 1 August.  

BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS  Westonbirt Arboretum  17th July  10:00 am 

This one day course will introduce the important basics of beekeeping to anyone thinking about keeping bees in their garden. You will learn about the incredible lifecycle of the honey bee, how they pollinate our flowers and crops, and what is necessary to successfully keep happy, healthy bees. You will find out about the different kinds of bee hive that are available and all of the basic equipment and techniques needed to keep bees and harvest your own honey. In the afternoon we will visit the bee hives in the grounds of Westonbirt, and you will have chance to handle the bees and find the queen (weather permitting). Whether you want to produce your own honey and wax, help preserve our vulnerable pollinators or just find out more about these fascinating creatures, this fun and highly informative day is the perfect opportunity to find out more. 
 
Richard Rickitt, is an experienced beekeeper and beekeeping tutor. He is editor of Bee Craft, the UKs leading beekeeping magazine.  
 
Richard will be happy to offer further advice after the day should you wish to set up your own hive. 
 
How much? £80 per person £140 for couples/parent with child 
Where to meet? Outside the Welcome Building 
Do I need to book? Yes 
Dogs allowed? No 
What to wear? You will need to wear trousers and bring your own wellies. Beesuits and gloves will be provided. 
 
 

August events 

6 O'CLOCK GIN TASTING  FRI 6TH AUGUST 5:OO-6:30 PM 

Takes place outside at De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8HH 
 
£20 PP (20 spaces max) 
 

 TORTWORTH FOREST CENTRE  Visitor Day  14 August  10:00 am - 4:00 pm FREE - £6.00 

Our Visitor Days are a chance for you to come and explore The Dell at the Tortworth Arboretum, and enjoy its peace and quiet. The site is a private woodland and the Visitor Days offer an opportunity for you to discover this special place and its botanical tree collection. 
 
Tickets are limited so we recommend prior booking, but there will be some available on the day. 
 
Ticket prices: 
 
Adults £6 per person 
 
Children (5-17 years) £2 per person 
 
Infants (0-4 years) Free 
 
 

MEET THE TUDORS Berkeley Castle  SUNDAY, 8 AUGUST AT 11:00 AM 

Come be entertained and enlightened, mingle with and ask questions of King #HenryVIII, his Wives and the King's right-hand man #ThomasCromwell. We will be joined by the young Princess Elizabeth for a rare day out with her Father, Mother and a whole bunch of Step-Mothers! 
 
Bring along all your burning questions and there will be lots of photo opportunities!!! 
 
 

 THE NOT SO SECRET BOOK CLUB  Friday, 6th August  10:00 am - 1:00 pm  Friday, 20th August 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  FREE!  

SYNWELL PLAYING FIELD 
(Wotton-under-Edge) 
 
Children of all ages welcome 
 
 

BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA  Change of Plans 

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding organising large scale events within HM Government’s roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown, it will not be possible to stage the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court Estate this year. However, we are determined to continue to put a show on for the city and we will deliver a number of launches across the city and region during the first two weeks of August. These events will be designed for members of the public to enjoy at a distance, from the safety of their own homes and communities. We will announce further details over the coming weeks.  
Follow the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on @bristolballoon 

LONGFIELD COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARE - SUPERHERO CHALLENGE, Westonbirt Arboretum  22 Aug 2021 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am 

The Superhero Challenge will take place on Sunday 22nd August. It’s the perfect opportunity to take part with your very own superhero, or remember that inspirational person in your life. Run, walk or jog the 5k in your favourite cape or costume! 
What does it cost to take part? 
Early bird prices are: Adults: £15, Children (16 and under): £12. Children 3 years old and under free to enter. Normal prices are Adult: £20, Children: £15. 
 
A £5 per car fee is also payable at the time of booking your place and will be passed to The Forestry Commission*. This will allow you and up to four spectators to join you and cheer you on as you take part in the Superhero Challenge. You, your friends and family can then spend the day exploring everything the Arboretum has to offer. That’s a saving of up to £35 in entry fees! 
 
NB. If Covid Restrictions allow for non-bubble car sharing please make sure you book with your fellow participants, as you will be charged £5 per booking for car parking. 
 
*Westonbirt Arboretum members will also have to pay the £5 fee unless a prior booking to enter the Arboretum on that date and time has been made. 
For any questions or queries, contact fundraising@longfield.org.uk 

September events 

Wotton Lions:  10,000 m UNDER THE EDGE  19TH SEPTEMBER  

Our 10k running event hosted by Renishaw 
 
First run in 2019 – we already have 300 registered to take part 
 
Raising funds for Wotton Lions 
 

 TORTWORTH FOREST CENTRE  Visitor Day  25 SEPTEMBER 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Our Visitor Days are a chance for you to come and explore The Dell at the Tortworth Arboretum, and enjoy its peace and quiet. The site is a private woodland and the Visitor Days offer an opportunity for you to discover this special place and its botanical tree collection. 
 
Tickets are limited so we recommend prior booking, but there will be some available on the day. 
 
Ticket prices: 
 
Adults £6 per person 
 
Children (5-17 years) £2 per person 
 
Infants (0-4 years) Free 
 
 

The Lost Cinema at  BERKELEY CASTLE 30 SEPTEMBER 

Tickets will go live towards the end of July. We're expecting a huge demand for tickets so we've decided to have a pre-sale for whose who have purchased tickets for The Greatest Showman on the 30th July. 
More details on the ticket release dates to follow shortly. Make sure you follow the event page (The Lost Cinema at Berkeley Castle) to be kept up to date. 
 
 
 

 MARTIN KEMP Back to the 80s dj set  23 SEPTEMBER 19:30 

The Subscription Rooms 
George St, Stroud 
GL5 1AE 
Box Office 01453 796880 
General Enquiries 01453 796880 
 
Following his previous sold-out show, Martin announces a return to the Subs for The Ultimate DJ set taking you on a unforgettable journey back to pop music's greatest ever decade with a very special September concert. 
 
Guaranteed to be an unstoppable singalong loaded with all the biggest and best hits of the 1980's. 
 
 

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