These are our top picks of upcoming events taking place near you this week.

Friday, November 8

Trio Dhoore

Three musical brothers from Flanders.

Tickets: £15.

Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, from 8pm.


Howlin Matt - Flaming Hot Blues Guitar

Crown & Sceptre, from 8.30pm

Free entry

Saturday, November 9

Annual Church Clean-Up

Help clear leaves, sweep paths or tidy the church yard, all help is appreciated.

Bring gloves. garden tools and dress for the weather.

Holy Trinity Church, Wickwar, from 9am-12pm.


Innovative, spellbinding, astonishing… the superlatives have come thick and fast.

The trio’s interpretations of traditional songs and tunes have captivated audiences and festivals and venues up and down the land.

Under the edge arts, Wotton, from 8pm.


Fireworks Display

Minchinhampton School, from 5pm.

Badger Creek - Country Music Night

Chalford Sports and Social Club, Highfield Way,

France Lynch, Chalford.


Autumn Fair

Quality local crafts and delicious home-made cakes.

Eastcombe Village Hall, from 2-5pm.


High Energy Bluegrass, Country and Rock’n’roll.

Stroud Brewery Bar, Thrupp, from 8pm.

Crooked Stylus presents Care in the Community

DJ night with Darius.

Crown & Sceptre, from 8pm.

Free entry and late licence.

Smack the 80s

Famous for delivering a lively, fun-packed, and authentic tribute 80s show that is designed to fill the dance floor and create an event that will never be forgotten.

Tickets £12.

Tetbury Goods Shed, from 7.30pm.


Jam, Pickles, Chutney & Marmalade Sale

Proceeds in aid of Help for Heroes and Combat Stress.

Market Cross, Malmesbury, from 9am.

Sunday, November 10

Stroud Short Stories - Mazurka and Other Stories

Professional writers and beginners alike from across the county submit their stories, ten are selected and will be performed by their authors.

Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street, Stroud, from 7pm.

Tickets £8.

Japanese Embroidery

Course running until November 14, all levels of ability welcome.

£390 non-residential price.


Monday, November 11

An illustrated talk by Julie Richens on ‘Penstemons.’

Charlton Village Hall, from 7.30pm.

Call 01666 510490


Tuesday, November 12

Magic and Mayhem Festival

The festival features theatre, comedy, films, visual arts and workshops, and is a celebration of all things magical, mischievous and macabre.

Running until November 17.

The Pound Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham


Wednesday, November 13

Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel

Theatre Royal Bath.

Running until November 23.

Thursday, November 14

Hexagon Theatres presents A Month of Sundays

A bittersweet comedy about the difficulties of growing old.

Tickets £12.

Running until November 16, at 7.30pm each day.

National Theatre Live: Midsummers Night’s Dream

Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, from 7pm.

Tickets: £16.50.

Stroud Jazz Sessions presents Periscope Ensemble

An improvisatory treat, with Robert Perry bringing his Periscope Ensemble musicians and music-making approach - a ‘musical conversation’ shall allow new grooves and interactions to unfold.

Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 John Street, from 8.30-11pm.