As the days get shorter (and a whole lot colder) it can be so tempting to spend every evening and weekend snuggled up in your student accommodation bedroom, hiding under blankets with the latest Netflix show. But there’s still plenty going on in Gloucester over the next month, and we’ve got a list of some of the best things and events for students below…
The Winter Markets – *Every weekend*
If you’re looking to support some local businesses, try some delicious snacks, get ahead with your Christmas shopping and just generally enjoy some time outdoors on the docks, the Winter Markets are a must. On every week between now and Christmas, be sure to pop down to Gloucester Quays.
FREE Folk Night – 16th November
Looking for something a bit different or just *love* folk music? It’s a Thursday afternoon, so if you have lectures you might have to give it a miss – but if you’ve got nothing on, pop into the Secret Garden Cafe for lunch and listen to some beautiful tunes from local folk singers. It’s a real treat!
Love in Kings Square – 18th November
Kick Christmas off early with Love in Kings Square, which is a fantastic free art installation. Here’s what the official information says:
To unify Gloucester residents and provide hope for our future a spectacular 12m high breathing heart frames an elegant aerial show. Love art is an air-filled fabric structure where fluctuations in the internal air pressure cause the structure to lift an aerialist into the air to perform a show. The fluctuations continue so the heart slowly starts to beat. The construction of an air-filled structure of this size with a moving and lifting capacity is only possible through recent developments in fabric technology and 3D stress test modelling.
MAKE Gloucester Market – 25th November
With free entry, this is another way to support local creatives and buy some unique Christmas gifts. From food stalls to art workshops there is plenty going on, and this is the first in hopefully a long line of events. Small businesses are so much better for the planet and the economy, so it’s a great idea when you’re looking for things to do in Gloucester this November.
Funhouse Comedy Club – 28th November
If comedy shows are your bag, this one (at Gloucester Brewery) is set to be a brilliant one; with Howard Read, Sean Percival and Mark Row, there are a few good comedians to warm you up with belly laughs. It’s just £10 a ticket when you book in advance, so you don’t have to spend a lot in order to have a really fun night. This would be a brilliant way to bond with your flatmates!
There is plenty of things to do in Gloucester this November, and a lot of it will help you either get in the festive mood or make a head start on your Christmas shopping – ideal when you’re living life on a student budget… Enjoy.