In Finland they have tonttu, the Swedes call them tomte and Norwegians love their nisse - Christmas elves come in many forms.
From 15 November to 30 December at the National Waterways Museum, Gloucester a whole team of elves will be hiding around the museum.
National Waterways Museum Gloucester, Llantony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks.
Have fun discovering Gloucester with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format.
Are you curious about Gloucester? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather?
Gloucester City Centre, Starting College Green Gloucester
For one week only! A chance to see an exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and mosaics by Ray Hedger and Robin R James.
Robin and Ray come together to share their creativity. Over many years, they have inspired each other and others through classes and workshops, talks and demonstrations.
Make New Friends & Get Fit with Scottish Dancing. Beginners & Experienced dancers welcome. First Night Free. . You do not need to be Scottish. Most of our Members are NOT. You do not need a partner. Please wear soft flat shoes.
The first out of London showing of the very latest exhibition of images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards, celebrating the beauty and diversity of British wildlife and the talent, artistry and determination of the photographers who created them.
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester
Tue 11 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Tue 18 Dec to Sun 23 Dec, Tue 25 Dec to Sun 30 Dec, Tue 1 Jan 2019 to Fri 4 Jan 2019
Afternoon Talk with Dr Valija Evalds
The second of a series of 3 talks exploring Roman Art. This illustrated lecture will consider the art and architecture of health and medicine in the Roman Empire, including baths, healing sanctuaries and military hospitals.
Christmas is coming, but after 164 years of service, Santa’s Chief Elf would like to retire. He’s getting old, and he wants to spend Christmas with his little family. But, poor Santa is left with a very big problem. Who will make all of the toys for the good girls and boys?
Weekly drop in class
8pm (Intermediates 1)
Learn to jive with experienced and fun teachers. Get fit and improve your social life with easy-to-learn dances taught step by step. No need to bring a partner – just yourself.
Contact James on 01453 752842 www.justjive.com
ACTING OUT YOUTH DRAMA presents "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
Directed by Amy Parkin, Andy Taylor and Vicki Mather
Join the children of Acting Out! as they present the retelling of this classic Charles Dickens novel.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends.
There has been a weekly Antiques & Collectors’ Market in Cirencester’s Corn Hall every Friday for more than 40 years, and it’s one of the best weekly markets of its kind west of London! Around 50 dealers are on site offering a wide variety of top-quality antiques and collectables.
The Corn Hall, Cirencester
Fri 14 Dec, Fri 21 Dec, Fri 28 Dec, Fri 4 Jan 2019, Fri 11 Jan 2019, Fri 18 Jan 2019
It’s back! If you have seen Doreen Doreen before you’ll know what to expect but if not then prepare to be blown away by the sheer energy and humour of this unstoppable band. Dress up in your feather boas and sing along!
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and Bristol Ensemble perform Handel’s Messiah in Tewkesbury Abbey. The conductor is Simon Bell and the soloists Hannah Grove (soprano); Tim Morgan (countertenor); Matthew Keighley (tenor); Philip Tebb (bass); Cassian Pichler-Roca, BBC R2 Young Chorister of the Year (treble).
The Oxford Beatles are a cover band that perform the music of The Beatles, with not a wig, nor funny accent in sight!
In 2017 the band commemorated the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album with a five night run of live performances of the album in Oxford’s Simpkins Lee Theatre.
One of England`s finest singer-songwriters presents a rich mix of carols and songs old and new, together with stories and folklore. For many years Johnny toured as a duo with Phil Beer (Show of Hands).
Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Create a special seasonal lantern to brighten the dark winter nights. All instruction and materials provided.
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children
Come and join us for an early Christmas treat. Enjoy our screening of a Miracle on 34th Street with mince pies, mulled wine and enchanting festive carols performed by Gloucester and District Christian Choir.
With a twinkling grotto and a visit from Santa himself before the film, this cinema experience will also be adapted to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for audiences with additional needs. Please see website for details.
Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum taking inspiration from the museum’s Roman mosaic collections. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.