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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

Dinosaurs Exhibition

Dinosaurs’ Exhibition

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.

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SoMAC Stage 2017

Saturday, 12th August

The SoMAC Stage in King's Square will be a focal point for free, exciting performance with a festival vibe and will be 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.


Gloucester Goes Retro 2017

Saturday, 26th August

The award winning festival features vintage and classic vehicles throughout the city centre and people of all ages dressed to impress in their favourite Vintage gear. Kings Square hosts a music stage with great music from Rockology and others as well as dancing with Eastgate Swing Dance. Enjoy the vintage entertainment, visit our retro bar and do some shopping in a great atmosphere. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed man, lady, couple and child.

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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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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More great performances this week on the SoMAC Stage. If you're on your lunch break or in the city centre in the afternoon, come down and enjoy free live music, poetry and theatre in King's Square!

Wednesday 23rd August
11.30am The Music Workshop Company performances: Ozzy Geller
12pm Germane Marvel
1pm Scott James
2pm Thembe
3pm JPDL – spoken word
4pm Camilla Lewington - Just Shut Up And Dance

Thursday 24th August
11.30am The Music Works performances: Millie Elsmore
12pm The Music Works performances: Daniel Kostine
12.30pm Underscore
1pm Charlie Baxter
1.30pm Bootworks Theatre Company presents: The JukeBoxers
2pm Bash Street Theatre
3pm Reuben Lovett Music
3.30pm Bootworks Theatre presents: The JukeBoxers
4pm Chris Smee
4.30pm Bootworks Theatre presents: The JukeBoxers
5pm The Pink House

Friday 25th August
12pm The Music Works performances: Robyn Laura Music
1pm The Music Works performances: Roma
2pm Meg Hayden Music
3pm The Music Works performances: Jack Van Delden-Wilce

Gloam Recordings Takeover Day
4pm Diessa
5pm Michael D. Wynn
6pm Gloam Recordings Takeover Day
7pm Kayla Painter
8pm Yuki Ame
9pm LTO
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Tonight at 8pm Kings Square - Australian sensation Other Animals youtu.be/oXgFzVVzrSE come on down for a great evening ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us fore more FREE live and local music in the heart of Gloucester City Centre on Saturday 18 August with performances by; OTHER ANIMALS, Erica, BAAST, Groove Majors, Marcel Lune, Freddie Pearce, Camilla Lewington - Just Shut Up And Dance, Emi McDade, The Pink House, Sophie Cotterell Artist Page and Shawn Wheatley.

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