Autumn in Gloucestershire

The start of a new school year is an ideal time to think about new leisure pursuits and here on the Gloucestershire Oracle we have the best selection of clubs and classes to inspire you.

There are activities for the under fives such as dance and music sessions.

You will also find a great variety of clubs and classes for children and adults including:
Swimming lessons, drama classes as well as many other clubs and sporting activities, all based in Gloucestershire.

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Gloucester-born John Stafford Smith (1750-1836) was the son of Martin Smith an organist of the Cathedral. He attended Gloucester Cathedral school where he was a choir boy. By the 1770s he had a acquired a reputation as a distinguished composer and organist. He composed music for the Anacreontic Society's constitutional song entitled

Gloucester-born John Stafford Smith (1750-1836) was the son of Martin Smith an organist of the Cathedral. He attended Gloucester Cathedral school where he was a choir boy. By the 1770s he had a acquired a reputation as a distinguished composer and organist. He composed music for the Anacreontic Society's constitutional song entitled "To Anacreon in Heaven", which was later used to accompany the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner and designated the national anthem of the United States in 1931. John Stafford Smith is buried in Gloucester Cathedral.

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