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November 29, 2021
'He went about doing good’: the life of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson of Cheltenham (1832-1918)

Wilson is a very familiar name in Cheltenham, because of Edward, father and son. The son, the Antarctic explorer who perished with Scott, is better known, but the father, after whom the modern art gallery is named, had a much greater effect on the Victorian town, as medical pioneer, cultural polymath and general philanthropist. His […]

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November 29, 2021
Gloucester Tales podcast and the Great Gloucester Novel

Series three of Jarek Adams' Gloucester Tales podcast is now live, featuring stories from the Arts Council funded Great Gloucester Novel project. In 2015, Gloucester writer Andrew Thorn worked with 16 groups of people across the city to create 16 short stories, which were then used as the inspiration for 'Pride of Gloucester', an illustrated […]

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November 24, 2021
NewBohemians@CharltonKings Christmas Party

We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Party on Friday 10 December at 7.30 pm is going ahead as planned. There will be a recital of Christmas music, poetry, songs with guitar accompaniment, and a Christmas Quiz (with prizes!) Members of the audience are invited to share a poem (maybe on a Christmas theme) […]

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November 6, 2021
Steel Jackdaw Edition 5

Indie arts magazine, Steel Jackdaw, started by Jason Conway, will open its submission window for Edition 5 from 1st December 2021 to 6th January 2022. Edition 5 will be published as a digital edition on 26th January. The magazine welcomes all forms of creative expression for consideration, including short stories, flash fiction, prose and poetry. […]

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November 6, 2021
The Light We Left Behind by Tessa Harris

Tessa's new novel 'The Light We Left Behind' she believes is the first to be set against the background of Trent Park, a POW camp for German generals during WW2, who were secretly being recorded. What they unknowingly revealed played a huge part in the Allied victory and exposed the full horror of the Holocaust […]

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October 18, 2021
Filmmaker seeks engaging short stories and poems

Georgie Swinford is a local filmmaker and mature student studying at the University of Gloucestershire. One of her modules requires that she pitches 3 original concepts that could receive funding to be made into a short film next semester. As such Georgie is on the hunt to find some inspired writers with engaging short stories, […]

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October 18, 2021
Buzzwords is back!

Yes, we are finally able to start Buzzwords again. It will be the second Sunday of the month, upstairs at The Exmouth, Bath Road Cheltenham. The first one will be on Sunday November 14th with guest poet Duncan Forbes. As a welcome back, this one will have no entrance fee. However, because we need to […]

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October 12, 2021
TICKETS FOR STROUD SHORT STORIES EVENT 'WILD!'

Tickets, priced at £9, for the 22nd Stroud Short Stories event - on the theme of WILD! - are now available from the Cotswold Playhouse website here The event, the first live show for two years, takes place on Sunday 7 November at 7.30 (doors 7.00) at the Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud, and will not be recorded. […]

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October 8, 2021
Debut novel, 'A Wartime Secret' by Helen Yendall

Blockley-based writer Helen Yendall has signed a 2-book deal with HQ Digital (Harper Collins). Her debut novel ‘A Wartime Secret’, a heart-warming WW2 saga, will be published in January 2022.

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October 1, 2021
David Elder - Two New Audio Plays

David Elder has recently produced two short audio plays. 'Face the Music' (16 mins. long) tells the story of a difficult period in the life of the composer Gustav Holst. To access it see here 'Big Blue Things' (14 mins long) tells the story of a hate crime that occurs in the aftermath of the […]

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September 13, 2021
Imaginative Writing online with Kate Sharp

Mondays 4th October - 8th November 2021, 7.30pm - 9pm. Whimsical prompts to improve your improvisation. This is a space to play with ideas, so it is also suitable for all those helpful friends and family who like to tell you what to write... Send them along and they can enjoy a light-hearted, supportive evening […]

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September 12, 2021
Launch of 'paperfolders' - Chris Hemingway's new pamphlet

Launch Event for Chris Hemingway’s new pamphlet “paperfolders’ (published by Indigo Dreams) will be held on Thursday 16th September 6.45 for 7 pm.  The event will be hosted on Zoom.  Featuring readings from the pamphlet, as well as from guest poets Jennie Farley, Anna Saunders, Pauline Seawards and Rose Lennard, and guitar music from Keith […]

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