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SoMAC is organised by Marketing Gloucester, whose brief is to raise the city’s profile locally and nationally as a great place to live, work, study and visit, and supported through funding from the Arts Council England.

The funding is a significant boost for the city and is recognition for the work of Marketing Gloucester, Gloucester City Council and their partners including Create Gloucestershire, on improving the cultural offer in the city, engaging with local communities and providing the framework to develop grass roots talent.

Marketing Gloucester would like to thank the Arts Council England, Gloucester City Council and SoMAC Platinum Sponsors, WSP Solicitors and Listers Toyota, for making the very first Summer of Music Arts and Culture possible.

Up and Coming Fun

Summer of Music, Arts and Culture

Following on from the phenomenal success of the cultural events and Rugby World Cup Fanzone; organised by Marketing Gloucester and funded by Arts Council England, EDF Energy, Gloucester City Council and Strike A Light; Marketing Gloucester are delighted that 2016 will be the launch year for what is hoped to be an annual event entitled SoMAC – Summer of Music, Arts & Culture.

During 2016 there will be a whole range of world class arts, cultural events taking place in Gloucester, including the world’s oldest choral music festival, The Three Choirs, and an extended Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival as well as the Gloucestershire Folk Festival in its new home in Gloucester. Other major events earmarked for 2016 include:

A major new international arts competition and participation event which will invite hundreds of artists
An improved Gloucester Carnival
Planned concerts in public spaces
The return of Gloucester Goes Retro, which celebrates the city’s modern cultural heritage.

A gallery of sorts…

Contact us via the provided form if you are involved in dance, music, performance or art and wish to take advantage of being part of the SoMAC branding and promotion and co-ordinate activities.

Alternatively, just hit us up on info@marketinggloucester.co.uk if that suits you better.

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Gloucester Folk Trail coming 23rd - 25th Feb (preview 22nd at The Old Bell and Tank) - 14 venues, 48 acts. Newest addition to Gloucester's event calendar brought to you by Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Marketing Gloucester ... See MoreSee Less

A word from a few of our venues! See the full line up for next week's Gloucester Folk Trail 2018 at www.gloucesterfolktrail.com

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WSP Art in the City celebrates creativity inspired by Gloucester’s history and heritage, its picturesque surroundings and its people.

Former England and Gloucestershire cricketer turned artist, Jack Russell MBE, will be one of the star attractions at this year’s WSP Art in the City on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July. Jack will be painting at the event and showcasing his work in Gloucester city centre. Other artists taking part include Jem Bowden - Watercolour landscape painter and Trudi Hayden, Artist.

The event features a live, outdoor painting competition (Saturday), along with free workshops and an art trail throughout the city centre (Saturday and Sunday). A total of £4,000 has been offered up as prize money across the different age groups in two competitions:

Plein Air – Live outdoor painting on Saturday 14 July.
Open Art – An open contest for artwork completed in the last year based on a theme.

The event is once again kindly sponsored by WSP Solicitors.

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Art In The City

July 14, 2018, 10:00am - July 15, 2018, 4:00pm

WSP Art in the City celebrates creativity inspired by Gloucester’s history and heritage, its picturesque surroundings and its people. Former England and Gloucestershire cricketer turned artist, Ja...

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Christmas Event 2017

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Join the ‘Celebration’ at Gloucester Carnival

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