The Folk


Events at the Folk 2022




Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in November. 10 am – 4 pm.

(5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 24th, 25th, 26th)
100 years of Walls Ice Cream – Exhibition

This month Gloucester Civic Trust, in partnership with Wall’s Gloucester, is hosting an exhibition at The Folk of Gloucester celebrating 100 years of the manufacturing of Wall’s Ice Cream.

The exhibition will take you through the evolution of ice cream production and is a centenary celebration of what Wall’s has done for generations. Come along an get a selfie on one of the original Wall’s Ice Cream bikes or on the giant deckchair!

As well as bringing ice cream lovers together, Wall’s has been one of the main employers in this city with their factory employing many of the members of the Gloucester community. Gloucester Civic Trust is asking those who have memories of Wall’s in Gloucester, from ice cream delivery to working at the factory, to come along and tell them their story.

Alongside this fantastic temporary exhibition of this iconic brand there will be various activities for you to take part in. One being the opportunity to design your own ice cream!

Andrew Cummings, Director at Wall’s Gloucester said: “We are delighted to be able to support The Folk in Gloucester with our exhibition of Wall’s in Gloucester.   Wall’s celebrates its’ 100th anniversary this year and have been producing their iconic ice cream at the Gloucester factory since the early 1960’s.    As a major local employer I am sure there are many people who remember working at Wall’s over the last 60 years and I hope everyone visiting The Folk enjoy having a look at the timeline boards and seeing the old ‘stop me and buy one’ bicycle.”

Alex Cooke, Manager of The Folk of Gloucester said: “The Folk is thrilled that the first major exhibition since reopening will be with Walls Ice Cream. We look forward to hearing people’s memories about the factory or colleagues. We will run a colouring competition throughout November for people to design their own dream ice cream. The famous Walls Bike is parked up and ready for you to take a picture of yourself sitting on it.”



Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November. 10 am to 6 pm

Steampunk Traditional Christmas

For details, click HERE





Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8th December 2022 to 21st January 2023. 10am – 4 pm.

Local artist Cedric Titcombe exhibition.

Next month at the Folk will see a major exhibition of work by one of Gloucester’s most illustrious artists. Cedric Titcombe, who died earlier this year, was born in 1940 in Clarence Street and spent most of his creative life chronicling the city and its inhabitants. Although his status as an artist is beyond doubt – he narrowly missed becoming a Royal Academician – his refusal to follow fashion meant he never achieved a national profile.

At the Crypt School he was a legend for his artistic skills and he went on to study at Gloucester School of Art. Throughout his life he continued to draw, paint, sculpt and make prints, his work full of energy and a singular vision. If you attended art classes at Oakbank open air school, Oxstalls community school, Newent Arts, Gloscat or the Guildhall you may have been taught by Cedric and we’d like to hear from you. If you remember the Semington you’ll have seen his posters and barge painting. Come to be amazed by the variety, beauty and occasional weirdness of his art and to see Gloucester revealed through his eyes.

Most of the work will be for sale.






Tours of The Folk




If only walls could talk! A “Behind the Scenes” Tour of three Tudor houses


Be one of the first to explore this building which was closed for several years! Walk on the squeaky floorboards and smell the history!

Gloucester Civic Trust have taken over this amazing and unique row of three Tudor houses from the City Council and want to bring life back into the buildings and keep them safe for future generations.

Guided Tours are now available and tell the stories of the buildings themselves and the people who owned them or worked or lived in them during the last 600 years. The Tour Guides will be dressed in costume, representing a real person connected to the building.

The Tour takes about 90 minutes and costs £7 for adults, £3 for children under 16. there is a limit of 10 people on each tour.

Access to the first and second floors is via staircases. There is no lift access. This means the tour is unsuitable for pushchairs, users of wheelchairs and those with limited mobility.


Tours are available on the following dates:

October 2022 – all at 2pm

Saturday 1st; Thursday 6th; Friday 7th; Thursday 13th; Friday 14th; Thursday 20th; Friday 21st; Thursday 27th; Friday 28th; Saturday 29th.

November 2022 – all at 11am

Thursday 3rd; Friday 4th; Saturday 5th; Thursday 10th; Friday 11th; Saturday 12th; Thursday 17th; Thursday 24th; Friday 25th; Saturday 26th.

December 2022 – all at 11am

Thursday 1st; Friday 2nd; Saturday 3rd.

For further details and to book a tour, click HERE



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The Ed Shed





The Ed Shed


The Ed Shed offers two modern, spacious, comfortable and accessible meeting and training rooms for hire in Gloucester City Centre.
Available Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 17.00
Evenings and Weekends are also available
Access from Quay Street. GL1 2PG
Click HERE to book



For the full Civic Trust programme of events, please see the Calendar of Events  HERE