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EVENTS

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

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Gloucester’s Grand Slam 2017

Wednesday, 12th July @ 1:00 pm

Schools Poetry Slam Final Come and cheer on the teams from four Gloucester schools as they compete for the title of Gloucester’s Grand Slammers!

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Open Poetry Slam 2017

Wednesday, 12th July @ 7:00 pm

Gloucestershire poets compete for the title of Discover DeCrypt’s Poet-not-inResidence 2018. Who will win the baggy jumper?

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WSP Art In The City 2017

Saturday, 15th July

A celebration of art in the picturesque city of Gloucester. Take part in the live, outdoor painting competition to best capture the spirit of Gloucester (Saturday); or enjoy free art classes, street art demonstrations, an artists village and much more. Whether it’s iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral or the picturesque Victorian Docks, or street scenes of everyday life, artists will be competing in this exciting event for all to see. The finished pieces will be displayed in a gallery exhibition where the judges will award prizes to the artworks which best capture the spirit of the city. Also taking place is the Coloured Earth pavement art competition featuring artists from across the globe. Visit the website to register for the competition and to find out more.

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Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival 2017

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.  

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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A showcase of national and local open air
theatre, performance art and music in the
heart of the city. Highlights include Bash
Street Theatre, Bootworks Theatrre and Hip
Hop from AJ Tracey and Kojo Funds.
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SoMAC Stage

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 25, 2017, 4:00pm

A showcase of national and local open air theatre, performance art and music in the heart of the city. Highlights include Bash Street Theatre, Bootworks Theatrre and Hip Hop from AJ Tracey and Kojo Fu...

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Acelebration of hip hop and urban culture highlighting Gloucester’s talent in music, dance and
art. Bringing together internationally and nationally renowned artists of various art forms, whilst
engaging representatives of the community by providing support platforms to showcase emerging
local artists.
Saturday will be comprised of a street dance styles battle, which brings together dancers of
the underground scene from across the UK to test their skills in multiple street dance disciplines.
Featured performances from internationally renowned artists Pro-motion and battlers extending as
far as France, together with music played live from acclaimed DJ’s Action Jackson and DBO.
Sunday will host a day of live performances and workshops. UK’s leading grime artist AJ Tracy
and Afro-Beats sensation Kojo Funds will take to the stage to headline the weekend. Other artists
such as Javeon, Griz-O, 5 Mic’s, YCYD, and DJ Si James will also feature throughout the day. The
day will also include dance and music workshops .
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‘Hip Hop/Urban Weekender’ ft AJ Tracey, Kojo Funds, Pro-motion

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 13, 2017, 4:00pm

Acelebration of hip hop and urban culture highlighting Gloucester’s talent in music, dance and art. Bringing together internationally and nationally renowned artists of various art forms, whilst eng...

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