City Voices 2020

Saturday 5th – Sunday 20th September

Whats Happening?

Our City voices programme brings the whole city together through a variety of events which fuse together talks, exhibitions, workshops, re-enactments, performances and much more.

Ideal for both regular festival visitors and those joining the festival for the first time, for adults to enjoy on their own, with their families or as part of a small group, and for families to enjoy with their children, these events really are for everyone to enjoy in a way that is relevant to them.

Our City Voices programme encourages you to explore your history and learn how it impacts your life today. Try your hand at creating something in a workshop, visit an exhibition and become inspired by what you see, watch a film and deepen your understanding or converse with other people to understand different points of view.

This year’s City Voices programme will be slimmer than usual but we are creating a library of digital content for you to enjoy, and activities, trails and exhibitions that you can enjoy safely as part of the Gloucester Looking Up programme, funded by Historic England.

A special thank you to Andrew Pitt for his support of City Voices which has allowed us to programme a more innovative, accessible programme of events than ever before involving communities from across Gloucester.  

City Voices Events Below

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05sep(sep 5)7:00 am17(sep 17)10:00 pmMy Gloucester NineA photographic event Event Type:City Talks

05sep7:00 amIllustrated family activity guides Phillippa & Rachael Corcutt Event Type:City Talks

05sep(sep 5)9:00 am20(sep 20)8:00 pmIllustrated lockdown diaryKarl Whiteley Event Type:City Talks

05sep12:00 pm2:00 pmVirtual EventA day in the life of Gloucester Town CrierCreative SolutionsEvent Type:City Talks

05sep(sep 5)12:00 pm20(sep 20)5:00 pmRiver Voyager TrailCanal River Trust – Unlocking the SevernEvent Type:City Talks

05sep7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventBSL ( British Sign Language) tour of GloucesterOlivier Jamin & Christina Wheeler     Event Type:City Talks

05sep(sep 5)7:00 pm31oct(oct 31)9:00 pmVirtual EventThe Siege of GloucesterJohn EelesEvent Type:City Talks

05sep(sep 5)7:00 pm20(sep 20)8:00 pmKingsholm Looking UpArt TrailEvent Type:City Talks

06sep11:00 am3:00 pmIlluminated Fragments ExhibitionLlanthony Secunda PrioryEvent Type:City Talks,Heritage Opening Days

08sepAll Day20Tales from the CrossAudio eventEvent Type:City Talks

08sep(sep 8)10:00 am20(sep 20)5:00 pmWe See Gloucester (Do You See Me?)The city through the lens of black photographersEvent Type:City Talks

08sep(sep 8)2:00 pm30(sep 30)3:00 pmVirtual EventDefending Gloucestershire's Coast: 1583-1642Rose HewlettEvent Type:City Talks

08sep(sep 8)5:00 pm20(sep 20)8:00 pmTake it to the CleanersHannah Thomson Event Type:City Talks

09sep7:30 pm8:30 pmVirtual Event200 years of Saul JunctionTony CondorEvent Type:City Talks

10sepAll Day20Virtual Tours of the Museum of GloucesterMuseum of GloucesterEvent Type:City Talks

10sepAll Day31decVirtual EventAdult Craft Workshop Virtual Taster – Captains Log, Travel journalMuseum of GloucesterEvent Type:City Talks

10sep(sep 10)9:00 am20(sep 20)6:00 pmHave you ever wondered who your ancestors were and what they got up to?Event Type:City Talks

11sep(sep 11)3:45 pm31oct(oct 31)8:00 pmVirtual EventThe Making of the Gloucester Candlestick ReplicaEvent Type:City Talks

13sep(sep 13)2:30 pm30(sep 30)3:00 pmVirtual EventHistory of Mariners Chapel - 1849 to the present dayRob KingstonEvent Type:City Talks

16sep11:30 am2:30 pmUnlocking the Severn - GlimmerEvent Type:City Talks

17sep7:00 pm8:00 pmBletchley Girls: Battle for Equality - A Virtual Schools WorkshopA Limited Edition Virtual Learning SessionEvent Type:City Talks

17sep7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventBletchley Girls – Audio PlayLou BeckettEvent Type:City Talks

18sep10:00 am4:00 pmInteractive ArchaeologyHistory beneath your feet in Westgate Street Event Type:City Talks

18sep12:00 pm2:00 pmGloucester FirstsRider Shafique and Tarsier Creatives - Virtual event watch nowEvent Type:City Talks

19sep1:00 pm11:00 pmSouthgate Street Townscape Heritage InitiativeEvent Type:City Talks

20sep11:00 am2:30 pmSold Out!Walking in the footsteps of Laurie LeeGuided walkEvent Type:City Talks

20sep(sep 20)4:00 pm31dec(dec 31)5:00 pmTime Travelling Toby - Storytelling and Workshop with Graham JonesMuseum of GloucesterEvent Type:City Talks

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