We were delighted to welcome Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England, to Gloucester on Monday – alongside our creative partners across the City.
His visit began at Matson Library where he met with Create Gloucestershire, GL4 Festival, Strike A Light and the many other organisations of Culture Matson. He then joined us and our Great Place project partners at Gloucester Cathedral, home of Project Pilgrim (pictured below)
We shared with him our exciting and ambitious plans the future of Gloucester and our progress so far. Phil Gibby, South West Director for Arts Council England, was also there; he tweeted about how there is ‘so much momentum emerging’ in our city.
Sir Nicholas Serota commented on Arts Council England deepened investment in Gloucestershire, evidenced by the recent 15% increase in funding. “The city of Gloucester is quietly but powerfully beginning to emerge as a cultural centre, stemming from its diverse and community based sector.”
We are extremely proud to part of hosting his visit and sharing with him what Gloucester is all about!
In six weeks time the city will be celebrating the life of Gloucester’s very own Warrior Queen 1,110 years after her death. The festival gives you the chance to find out all about Aethelflaed and how she influenced the design of the city at we know it today.
With activities for all ages and interests, here are some of the things you can involved in from 8th – 12th June:
Living history at St Oswald’s Priory
Performances & workshops by local commissioned artists
Gloucester Culture Trust are on a mission to put art and culture at the heart of Gloucester for the good of all. We are now seeking to appoint a Chair to join us and lead our ambition to be a credible candidate for UK City of Culture 2025.
The Chair will take the lead on strategy, governance and finances and be an active advocate for the Gloucester Culture Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to lead the Gloucester Culture Trust in its role as a key player, advocate and innovator in Gloucester.
If you are looking to make a real difference to the future of Gloucester and relish the challenge of working across the city and with stakeholders to realise our artistic, creative and cultural potential – we want to hear from you!
Gloucester Culture Trust is delighted to announce four commissions to Gloucestershire-based creatives.
Gloucester Culture Trust recently had an Open Call Out for artists, asking them to help Gloucester celebrate the 1,100 anniversary of the death of Aethelflaed, an Anglo Saxon warrior queen buried in St Oswald’s priory.
We received twenty-six inspiring and imaginative applications and are delighted to announce that we have awarded four commissions, ranging from theatre, music, visual arts and storytelling:
Grove & JPDL; Aethelflaed: Founding Mother on a Chessboard of Kings George Moorey; Spaces Shirley Halse; Storytelling workshops Spaniel in the Works; The Ballad of Aethelflaed
Stay tuned for more information about these artists, their commissions and the wider celebration programme – coming soon! Dates: 7th-12th June 2018.
As part of Gloucester’s Cultural Strategy and its aspiration to be a UK City of Culture, we are seeking a freelance Producer to lead the strategic development of Gloucester’s Festivals & Events. Suited to an dynamic, inspirational leader who shares our passion for arts & culture in Gloucester, the role will:
Develop Gloucester’s infrastructure to deliver high-quality Festvals & Events
Invest in and grow the city’s Signature and Growth events
Commission the development of a new Outdoor Arts Festival
Create an innovation/commissioning fund for Festivals & Events
Develop fundraising and audience development strategies
Deadline for applications: 9am, Tuesday 8th May 2018
The Aethelflaed Educational Resource Pack is finally here; available as a hard-copy and downloadable PDF.
Aimed at upper KS2, the pack includes resources and activities all about Gloucester’s Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen. It has been written by local teacher, Alyson Meredith, and illustrated by Kate Sheppard.
We have already distributed 45 copies to Gloucestershire teachers and libraries and more are on the way! If you would like to request a hard-copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will soon be releasing the full programme of city-wide activities taking place 7th – 12th June, all to celebrate the life of this influential but often overlooked female leader. Website coming soon!
PechaKucha is coming to Gloucester. A series of quick-fire talks that explore & celebrate the creative talent of Gloucester. It’s a fun and informal evening with 8 different speakers presenting their creative passions. Each speaker only gets 20 slides for only 20 seconds a slide with no words allowed on the slides. Timing is automatic so not keeping to time is not an option. In between talks there will be plenty of time to grab a drink at the bar and talk to each other and the speakers. A great way to make new contacts and have fun at the same time.
Gloucester’s first PechaKucha Night is coming to Dr Fosters Bar at Gloucester Docks!
Join us on Wednesday 28th March, 6-8pm
Come along for free to watch these fun and informal talks or let us know if you would like to be a speaker yourself.
Bought to you by Hannah Brady, supported by Gloucester Culture Trust.
Visit the website for more details and line up. http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/glocuester