Posted on July 18th, 2018 by Darren
Posted on April 8th, 2018 by Darren
Gloucester Gang Show 2018: Not to be missed!
The Gloucester Gang Show is an annual Scouting Variety Show presented by Scouts and Guides of the Gloucester District. We have been going strong for over half a century now, and we continue to bring fantastic performances to you, year on year ensuring that we will be around to see 100 years in Gloucester!
The show aims to give young people an experience of all aspects of performance, from song and dance to comedy and tragedy. This process has proven to be exceptional at helping young people to develop their confidence, self-belief, inter-personal relationships, social skills, commitment and sense of community, not to mention their performance skills. We believe that programmes like this are of great benefit to young people, and of course also to the many adults we still have riding the Crest of a Wave.
Gloucester Gang Show while still including original material from the late Ralph Reader, also is giving the ‘Gang Show’ name a fresh and modern approach and moving the show into the 21st Century as to ensure that Gang Show will live on through many more generations and decades.
If you have never seen a Gang Show, come on down to our next performance, where we can guarantee you will have a superb night!
Some Quotes from Cast and Crew:
Max Webb, Age 12, Cast member:
“Being part of a group feels like an extended family. Show week, I feel nervous but the nerves soon go once I hit the stage and I feel a sense of achievement.”
Jenniie Hill, Age 22, Stage Coordinator:
“Coming together with a family of friends and enjoying creating memories for everyone. Putting a smile on everyone’s faces and also being able to have a laugh and be a kid again.”
Edward Warner, Age 8, Cast member:
“I like Gang Show because I like dancing and having all my new friends around. I think Gang Show is good for other people because it gives you a lot of happiness and you are supported by others.”
Brooke Martin, Age 18, Cast member:
“To me, Gloucester Gang Show is a place to detach yourself from the troubles of reality and dive into the wonders of performance. My passion is shared amongst a supportive, inspiring network, which I consider to be my second family.”
Kira Mackenzie, Age 13, Cast member:
“Gang show is the highlight of my week! I have made great friends and really enjoy learning new songs and dance routines. It’s like one big happy family.”
Edd Hadley-Pellatt, Age 28, Assistant Stage manager:
“Without Gang show I would not have the friends and skills I have today.”
Callum Tompkins, Age 24, Cast and Fundraising Chairman:
“I enjoy seeing everyone come together to put on an excellent show that brings so much joy to people. Being fundraising chairman allows me to give back to Gang Show for all the opportunities and experiences I have been given over the years of my involvement. Also being able to allow the younger cast to experience everything I have.”
Posted on April 25th, 2017 by web.team
On Sunday 23rd April, Gloucester’s scouting community came together to celebrate St George’s day.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across Gloucester marched through Gloucester town centre for the annual St George’s day parade. The parade started at Kings Square and ended at Gloucester Cathedral to congregate for the service. The parade also included a variety of musical numbers from the scouts’ own marching band.
Once the parade got to the Cathedral, all who attended congregated inside for a service led by Revered Stephen Lake. The Reverend really got into the spirit of St George’s day and held an excellent service. The service also involved a short presentation of awards and the renewal of the scout promise from those who attended. The celebration concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.
Scouts across the UK celebrate St George’s day. Baden-Powell chose St George as the Patron Saint of Scouting as the story of St George show him overcoming adversity.
To quote Baden-Powell: “All Scouts should know his story. St.George was typical of what a Scout should be.
When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it but went at it with all the power he could …
That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it, and the probability is that he will succeed.”
The parade and service was a great success and we would like to thank all those who took part.
Could you be a leader?
Unfortunately due to lack of leaders, there are young people waiting to experience Scouting, so adults who would like to volunteer, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gloscouts.org.uk for more information.
Posted on April 18th, 2017 by web.team
It’s the opening night for the Gloucester Gang Show 2017.
After 7 months of rehearsals, the cast and crew are now ready to show off their achievements. The 2017 production has a fantastic selection of sketches in store for you from a 1950’s diner, showcasing all the upbeat classic tunes and high energy dance, to sketches from The Wizard of Oz and 5 big boys dressed as 5 little girls! With so much more for all of the family to enjoy, it’s a 2017 must see!
The show provides an experience of all aspects of performance, from song and dance to comedy and tragedy. The Gloucester Gang Show has been going strong for over half a century and continues to bring fantastic performances to you, year on year.
Producer, Lisa Jenkins, has been a part of the Gloucester Gang Show since 1996 and takes great pride in being able to give back some of what the show has given her over the years. Lisa says “I find every year very overwhelming. Working alongside the large group of volunteers who give up their time to help put on the show, seeing the faces of the youngsters and adults on stage during show week makes me feel so proud and it is so rewarding. We have lots of new cast members again this year and it is lovely seeing how much fun they have, the new friendships they form and the confidence and performance skills they build”.
Gloucester Gang Show is a registered charity and relies heavily on the support of the local community. The Gloucester Gang Show is funded by donations made through various fundraising actives and the whole Gang Show team would like to thank all those who have donated.
Alongside fundraising for the show, Gloucester Gang Show supports a local charity year on year. This year the chosen charity is the Great Western Air Ambulance. The Great Western Air Ambulance provides a valuable service in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. The Gang show hopes to raise a significant amount for such a worthy cause over the coming week.
Claire Legge, new to the role of Vice Chair Lady this year says “It’s been a pleasure to work as Vice Chair Lady this year as I’ve been part of the cast for more than 15 years and understand the importance this show has in so many people’s lives.”
The Gang Show is not only a great show for the audience but also helps young people to develop their confidence, self-belief, inter-personal relationships, social skills, commitment and sense of community, not to mention their performance skills.
Here is what a few of the cast members have to say about what the Gang Show means to them:
Jamie Adams, Age 10, Cast member – “Gang Show means to me as a fun, fit and friendly exercise and has helped me with confidence in front of loads of people.”
Nikki Hughes, Age 20, Cast member – “Gang Show has been like a second family to me over the past 7 years. The support from the cast and crew has helped me to learn to believe in myself, whilst doing something I absolutely and wholeheartedly love…When I step onto the stage, I feel out of this world!”
Lewis Cussell, Age 14, Cast member – “Gang Show means a lot to me as I have had the opportunity to meet and make new friends. It has helped to build my confidence and given me the experience of being on stage.”
Cation Crawford, Age 23, Cast member – “The buzz from being on stage is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced and the fact that Gang Show gives me the chance to experience this alongside some of my closest friends makes it a great thing to be a part of.”
Haven’t bought your tickets yet?
There is still time to get your tickets.
Date: Tuesday 18th April – 22nd April 2017
Time: Evening performances @ 7.15pm (Saturday 22nd has a matinee performance at 2.15pm as well as an evening performance)
Location: The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE
Tickets: £7.50-£9.50 (available direct from the Box Office on 01452 304024 or via our website www.glosgangshow.co.uk)
Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Darren
Henson Piglets compete to top popularity poll
Easter bunnies will get a run for their money as the spring holiday animal of choice this week as 24 miniature Henson piglets will be going on tour to the Three Counties Showground, Gloucester Docks and the Museum of Gloucester.
Members of the public will be voting in droves for their favourite design to be turned in to a full-size Henson pig sculpture sponsored by the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Live. It will be among the other 39 works of art for this summer’s Royal Three Counties Show Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail Starring Henson Pig. For the last week, the piglets have been receiving their paint jobs from children who have won competitions at primary schools, scouts and other children’s groups from all over the county.
Fittingly, the voting begins this Thursday at CountryTastic (SOLD OUT – no tickets on the door), the fun farming event at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. Families can come along to the event and view the colourful piglets before voting for their favourite design.
The Royal Three Counties Show is the main sponsor of the Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail and Gloucestershire will be the host county this year for June’s event. The mini Hensons will also meet Adam Henson for the first time. The pigs are named after the presenter of BBC’s Countryfile and his late father, Joe, who along with his colleagues set up the Rare Breed Survival Trust.
The next stop for the piglets will be at the Gloucester Quays Spring Fest where they will spend four days (Good Friday to Easter Monday) on display at the family event. You can find the piglets in amongst the Easter adventurers tackling assault courses, Peter Rabbit’s magical wood and near the Live Lawn Music Stage and market stalls.
Their final destination will be at the Museum of Gloucester’s Café Nerva from Tuesday 18 April where people can cast their vote until 29 April. Voting will also be open online at www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk until the polls close at 5pm on 30 April.
The winner of the competition will be announced at lunchtime on Wednesday 3 May.