Here are some of our top picks of events coming up nearby.

Saturday, January 11

Chatterbooks Group

A book themed and activity sessions every month, for children in years four, five and six.

Thornbury Library, 32 St Mary Street, 10.30-11.30am.

More details,

Live Music: Silver Train

A great covers band who will have something for everyone to dance and sing along with.

All welcome.

Call 01454 413062.

The Swan, Thornbury, from 9.30pm.


Celebrate the turning of the year as we ask for a good apple harvest to come while frightening away the bad spirits with voice and instrument.

New Stroud Brewery, Kingfisher Business Park, Stroud, from 6-7.30pm.

Stroud Wassail Revels

Dancing, spectacle, song, storytelling, drama and much, much more.

The Stroud Subscription Rooms, from 7pm.

Tickets £11-12.50 per person.

Sunday, January 12

Traces - Quilt Art Exhibition

New work by an International group of quilt makers on the broad themes of memory and the power of stitch.

Graphic and ground-breaking quilts incorporating colour, texture and a wide variety of fabrics, such as wool, silk and linen.

New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester.

Running until March 15.

Sunday, January 12

Armstrong Arts Group’s musical event

An afternoon of delicious vocal treats from Puccini to Sondheim, guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

The Cossham Hall, Thornbury, at 3pm.

Tickets £10 and include tea and cakes.

Tickets from Thornbury Town Hall or ring 01454 412272.

Monday, January 13

Wotton Cinema

Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.

Electric Picture House Cinema, Old Crown House, Market St, Wotton-under-Edge, starting at 8.15pm.

Tuesday, January 14

Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society

“A monstrous commotion; a story of the Loch Ness monster and the connection with Thornbury” with speaker Gareth Williams.

St Mary’s Church Hall, from 7.30pm.

Guests pay £2.50; members free - refreshments included.

Wednesday, January 15

Wotton Cinema

Knives Out

Electric Picture House Cinema, Old Crown House, Market St, Wotton-under-Edge, starting at 8.15pm.

Yoga and Relaxation

Dru Yoga and Relaxation classes.

Fun, friendly, relaxed classes for all abilities and levels, including beginners with a fully qualified teacher.

For further information, or to book a place please go to or contact Carolyn on 07784557564.

Thursday, January 16

Stroud Brewery Charity Bingo

New Stroud Brewery, from 8-10.30pm.

Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House Live Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946.

Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.

Corinium Museum, Cirencester, from 7.15pm.

£17 per adult, £15 for members.

Booking is recommended.

Cheese and Wine tasting

Thornbury Castle’s cheese selection is quite renowned!

A selection of cheeses to taste, along with wines and port to compliment them.

Reservations essential, call 01454 281182.

Thornbury Castle, from 6.30pm.