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September 6, 2021
Holst Day Celebration - 21 September 2021

To celebrate the birthday of Cheltenham’s greatest son, Cheltenham Playhouse and Film Cheltenham are showing Holst – In The Bleak Midwinter, on 21st September 2021. This wonderful documentary is the first and only full-length film made about the composer. Its director, Tony Palmer, is coming from London. You may have seen Gustav Holst on the […]

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August 8, 2021
Poetry with Jonny Fluffypunk

Poetry with Jonny Fluffypunk    Lyde Green Community Centre Monday 16 August 3.30 – 5pm Children/families; 6.30 - 8.30pm Adults Book here Emersons Green Library Tuesday 17 August 10.30am – 12pm Children/families; 2 – 4pm Adults Book here  Join poet Jonny Fluffypunk for lively creative writing and word-wrangling workshops. Suitable for both complete beginners and […]

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June 19, 2021
Cheltenham Radio - new podcast

Cheltenham Radio is a local podcast radio station for news, events and more, started 3 months ago.  A new feature is a monthly podcast called Cheltenham Radio Book Club with the aim of reading mostly authors from the South West and inviting them to a Q & A session about the book which has been […]

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June 1, 2021
Read our June 2021 newsletter here

The GWN News June 2021 Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter. The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Writing Competition 2021 Supported by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival There is still time to enter our competition. Theme: Signposts Closing Date: 30th June Prose Judge: Debbie Young. Entries up to 750 words. Poetry Judge: Carrie […]

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April 8, 2021
OH Crumbs live in the Forest of Dean Spring Festival April 8-10th 2021

'Oh Crumbs'  "a lively accessible spoken word event" continues to offer live space for poets, story tellers and performers. With a Thursday evening spot every 2 weeks from 8pm they have welcomed performances from many places: live stories from Iran, Donegal, Cardiff, rants from London, tales from Ruardean, Salford, poems from Bream, Gloucester, Usually, a […]

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April 8, 2021
Jennie Farley's Latest Features

Jennie Farley’s poems from her new collection-in-progress have recently featured in: The Sunday Tribune (The Museum of Dreams) Raceme (The Worry Doll) Poetry Wales (Bones, The Summer Ghost) Dear Reader (The Lonely Glove, Annabel, Judy’s Hand)

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April 8, 2021
Kathryn Southworth’s New Poetry Pamphlet

Kathryn Southworth’s poetry pamphlet on the death of Virginia Woolf with line drawings by Charles Perrett was published by the letterpress Paekakariki in March. Limited edition copies available from Paekakariki or from Kathryn priced £10. Click here to purchase your copy of A Pure Bead.

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April 8, 2021
Cheryl Burman's New Novel 'Keepers'

Cheryl Burman's new women's historical fiction novel, 'Keepers' was released in early April and is attracting five star reviews. Click here for more information.

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March 31, 2021
Call for Short Story Writers

Submissions are open for the 2021 edition of Superlative!   The theme this year is 'Scapes From landscapes and seascapes, to cityscapes and escapes, please interpret the theme however you choose, but the more intriguing, imaginative and well-crafted your stories are, the better.   Superlative publishes quality work by aspiring short story writers, in order […]

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March 30, 2021
Jan Turk Petrie's New Novel, 'Running Behind Time'

There’s a wrinkle in time on the 15:15 train from Paddington to Cheltenham Spa... Jan Turk Petrie is delighted to announce that her new novel, Running Behind Time, has been published in paperback and on Kindle, available from Amazon. It is free to read if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, and the paperback will soon […]

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February 26, 2021
Barry Faulkner's New Releases

The first two books in Barry Faulkner's DCS Palmer and the Serial murder Squad series will be offered as a single volume FREE ebook as a taster on Amazon between 5th-9th March.   First in new series 'Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger' thrillers is out on March 5th - pre-order now, ebook for only […]

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February 16, 2021
Free half-term Puppetry Performance

🗓 Mon 15th - Fri 19th February 💻Online (via YouTube) 🎟 Free (no booking required) ⭐️ Written and performed by Jonny Fluffypunk. 🔥 Co-presented by Strike A Light, Gloucestershire Libraries and The Pound. 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 […]

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