Our Partners

These are the organisations. groups and venues we are delighted to work in partnership with to present our events. All the money we raise; trader's fees, food and beverage sales, and donations, go directly to our partner venue's trusts and charities. That is how we can provide our events free to attend during the daytime.


The Folk of Gloucester

The FOLK of Gloucester is a project situated within a 16th century Tudor
building with the City community at its heart. Honouring and learning about our past, by bringing people together
from the present, our aim is to keep the history of Gloucester city alive through the telling of stories.
Gloucester is a beautiful, vibrant and diverse city full of history and it is our intention that everyone in the local community will have the opportunity to be involved in The Folk of Gloucester. Through the display of objects, exhibitions, and delivery of programmes and events we will bring to life the stories of the people of the City of Gloucester from the Tudor period to the present day. We want every child within the
city and surrounding districts to visit The Folk to discover and rediscover their love for this historically important building and City.


A note about accessibility; The Folk is an ancient building, 2* listed, and so access to parts of the building is a valid question. The newer parts of the complex (the Ed Shed) have an excellent, disabled access lift, the rooms and Victorian Schoolroom, and access to the tea room, avoiding steps, can be done from that side of the complex. Let me know and we can direct you to enter via the car park on Quay Street. The ground floor of Bishop Hooper's House, the main building, is easily accessible from Westgate Street. There are two steps down to the tea room, and a lift, and access to the outside area and the Ed Shed. The second and third floor of the main house has access only by stairs. Assistance can be provided, upon request, but it would be impossible for a wheelchair. This is an issue the Trust is fully aware of and has plans to address as soon as funding is available. If you have a specific question let me know and I shall do my best to answer them.

Woodchester Mansion

WOODCHESTER MANSION is a unique and amazing Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a beautiful Cotswold valley. 

It is an unfinished masterpiece. Building started about 1857, but stopped in the mid-1860s so floors and ceilings are missing, walls not plastered and windows unglazed. All the secrets of the construction of the Mansion are visible - something visitors will never see in another country house.

The Mansion was designed by a young local architect, Benjamin Bucknall from Rodborough. He produced a unique Gothic Revival house which blends the local traditional work in limestone with the ideas of the French architectural thinker Viollet-le-Duc.

The quality of the stone carvings in the Mansion is outstanding: some are inspired by the plants in the surrounding valley and others are life-like images of animals. There are also real mammals to be seen as the Mansion houses breeding colonies of Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats.


St Mary DeCrypt

St Mary DeCrypt ChurchSouthgate StreetGloucester, is an Anglican[1] Church, which was first recorded in 1140 as The Church of the Blessed Mary within Southgate. It is in the Diocese of Gloucester and is located adjacent to the ruins of Greyfriars. It has also been known as Christ Church and St. Mary in the South.[2] St Mary de Crypt is a Grade I listed building. Discover DeCrypt is the charity formed to manage the day to day running of  St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms. Discover DeCrypt works with the PCC to ensure that events, activities, services and prayer are woven together in the life of the buildings.


And from December 2032 we are looking forward to working with

St Michael's Tower

St MICHAEL'S TOWER is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross. The Tower is the surviving 15th century tower of the Church of St Michael the Archangel.

The Tower, as it is known in the city, is usually open from April to September between 10.30 am and 4 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

The Tower volunteers are always ready with a warm welcome and can advise about the history of the Tower, interesting sights to see in the city and historical information about Gloucester.

In the Tower you will find an exhibition on History of St Michael the Archangel church including a historical timeline dating back to before 1066.

Gloucester is famous for its bell founding industry, notably the Rudhall and Henshawe families. Two Rudhall bells forged in 1710 are on display and the bell tower holds a bell from High Wycombe that was cast in 1711. These can be chimed during your visit.



Steampunk Stroud

The Stroud Steampunks are a distinct group of Steampunks from the Stroud area, more like a Steampunk Mafia Clan really, that run their own unique events in Stroud....  I shall get one of them to elucidate further.


Lightspeed Gloucester UK Photography lightspeedgloucester.uk is the photography wing of jigsawgloucester.uk a Gloucester based community group which supports those of us with mental health issues / physical health issues / learning issues to do more in our local Gloucester by way of activities.

Photography have decided to form a Facebook Group to further our photography aims. This space will allow members to show their images. To which all can discuss or provide feedback on. Please note. All images / All discussions are moderated.

Their Facebook Group is used to recruit more members with Mental Health Issues / Physical Health Issues / Learning Issues and Able Bodied Supporters wishing to join and assist us with our photography in our Gloucester Community.

Art Shape runs a countywide programme of arts courses and projects with a specific focus on disability issues and social inclusion.

Established in 1993, we are a small band of dedicated workers, passionate about supporting and enabling people facing barriers to realise their creative and learning potential. We do this in many and various ways, working closely with communities and their leaders and responding to need.

We target our activities at providing opportunities for adults and children facing disabling barriers, particularly learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health service users and survivors, victims of domestic abuse and older people.

We strive to aid community cohesion, bringing diverse groups together to work on projects and get involved in community events. Art Shape’s distinct skill in socially inclusive practice is developing tailor made provision to meet specific needs of individuals, communities and organisations and directly engaging people through the arts on their own terms.

What We Do:

Provide a countywide programme of inclusive arts courses and projects

Offer training for professionals and non-professionals in inclusive arts facilitation

As a founding member of Create Gloucestershire work to inform policy and strategy both locally and nationally

Work with individuals, groups, communities, organisations and partners to promote everyone’s right to creative experience as well as identifying gaps in provision and designing programmes of work to bridge these gaps

Provide bespoke training courses and information, advice and progression guidance to aid personal and professional development in the arts

Kingshill House

Kingshill House Creative Centre is a vibrant community-based charity set in a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion in Dursley. ‚Äč

Our mission is to curate an interesting, educational, fun and diverse programme for the community that is focused on creativity, health and wellbeing. We offer room hire and the House is a great location for events, markets, gigs, training and much more. Revenue raised from venue hire supports our exhibitionsclasses and education programmes, helping us bring our vision to an ever-wider audience.

Kingshill House Creative Centre is a vibrant community-based arts charity in the Cotswolds town of Dursley, Gloucestershire. We have a varied programme of coursesworkshopswellbeing classes along with community events that are held regularly throughout the year.

Our ethos is that creativity is for everyone, and we strive to provide our local community with a place to be creative, get involved and ask questions. Community arts can be a powerful force for bringing people together and fostering a sense of belonging and connection within a community. Our mission is to give people the opportunity to come together and express themselves through art, music, dance and community events. Kingshill House is for everyone. 

Kingshill House is also home to many other charities and groups that come and use our community space. We have rentable spaces and are always on the lookout for creatives to collaborate with. If you have an idea or project in mind that you think would work well at the House, get in touch.

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