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’s Best Kept Secret

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The Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is based on a poem by Christina Rossetti and was set to music by Cheltenham-born Gustav Holst in 1906. The tune is called ‘Cranham’ after the village of Cranham in Gloucestershire were Holst was living at the time. The cottage is aptly named 'Midwinter Cottage' opposite the Black Horse Inn. <br/><br/>

The Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is based on a poem by Christina Rossetti and was set to music by Cheltenham-born Gustav Holst in 1906. The tune is called ‘Cranham’ after the village of Cranham in Gloucestershire were Holst was living at the time. The cottage is aptly named 'Midwinter Cottage' opposite the Black Horse Inn.

"In the bleak mid-winter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago."

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