JULY & AUGUST
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
Saturday, 15th July
Calling all Jurassic Park enthusiasts!! Ever wondered what a T-Rex ate for lunch? Or fancy walking through a dinosaur swamp? Then look no further, as the Museum of Gloucester is set to host the ‘Dinosaurs’ exhibition this summer. Featuring: An immersive ‘Expedition Zone’ with sounds, smells amid life-size models An ‘Investigation Zone’ with various hands-on interactives A variety of genuine dinosaur fossils. All this and more allows visitors to explore the fascinating world of palaeontology! As well as the exhibition itself, visitors will have the chance to attend a variety of talks with world-renowned Palaeontologists from Bristol University, looking at the most interesting topics of the day from the world of dinosaurs.
Saturday, 22nd July
A mainstay of Gloucester’s festival season; local, national and international Blues artists converge on the city for a nine-day celebration of the genre. Last year, there were 70 live performances across the city’s pubs and live music venues. Check out the website for the latest news and line-ups. Not to be missed.
Saturday, 22nd July @ 2:00 pm
Gloucester Carnival is a fabulous, free and vibrant procession which parades through the city centre each year. The procession encompasses floats and entertainers, and finishes in Gloucester Park. From here, revellers can enjoy live music, a fun fair and plenty to keep them entertained. This year’s theme is ‘Carnival of the Animals’. Download an application form HERE to be part of this great event!
Saturday, 29th July @ 2:00 pm
At this FREE-TO-ENTER event, witness the jaw-dropping stunts from the world-class motorcycle and cycle devils of Stannage International Stunt Team and the Xtreme Stunt Team.
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.
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