Saturday 10 August – Explore Gloucester for Free
A Family Event available from 11am – 1pm.
Explore! is a family quiz trail which lasts just under one hour. It’s fun and entertaining. The trail is normally taken up by schools and various youth groups during term time but in August we’re offering the trail free to local families. The trail includes Gloucester’s Roman roots, The Robert Raikes Story, Gloucester folk tales and much more.
Thursday 15 August at 10.45am “Armchair Tour of Gloucester” – Free event
These Armchair Tours are a great way of discovering Gloucester – with no walking!
Using the roof top camera on top of St Michael’s Tower we zoom in on many of the City’s heritage buildings and tell their tales. The “tour” lasts 55 minutes and is coupled with a power point presentation so not only do you see what the buildings look like from the outside – but we also take you on a tour inside. Booking a place is essential as often we have visitors from local care homes who come along. The Armchair Tours are presented by John Larking and Michael Fox – Civic Trust volunteers.
Saturday 17 August at 11.00am – a talk on “The History of the Jews in Gloucester” by Ian Holt of Gloucester Civic Trust. Gloucester once had a thriving Jewish community in the Eastgate Street area. However they were forced to leave the City. We hear about murder,mystery and intrigue and about the legacy the Jewish community left to the people of Gloucester. Tickets cost £2 and are available from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre and from St Michael’s Tower. Tickets are selling well for this talk. It was sold out last year. Seating is limited so please get your tickets now. Last year we had to turn many people away. People who arrive without tickets will have to wait until ticket holders are seated.
Tuesday 20 August from 10am – 2pm – The MS Friendship Cafe – Free
St Michael’s Tower is transformed for the day into an MS drop in cafe. It’s free, and the volunteers from the MS Group are on hand to offer advice and support for carers, family and of course for those who are affected by MS. It’s a friendly and informal environment and all support is in confidence.
City Walks take place daily Monday to Saturday and start from outside St Michael’s Tower with a Civic Trust qualified tour guide. Cost £3 per adult and children go for free. We offer a full range of themed walks from Roman walks to the Siege of Gloucester and much more. Full details of the themed walks offered can be found on our website www.gloucestercivictrust.org