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Paloma Faith announces Gloucestershire forest gig

Paloma Faith will come to Gloucestershire in June Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Paloma Faith has announced she will play a gig in Gloucestershire as part of a summer Forest Live tour.

The singer/songwriter will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury on Friday June 19 as part of the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series.

I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer.

– Paloma Faith

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Tickets go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 23 January.


Beloved show War Horse premieres in Bristol

One of the world's most successful theatre productions premiered at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

War Horse is the story of Joey the horse and his young owner Albert - separated during the first World War. The puppetry in the show has dazzled audiences across the world, and now people in the West have the chance to see what all the fuss is about.

This afternoon, Kylie Pentelow met the writer Michael Morpurgo and some of the actors, ahead of the opening performance:

Spotted: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson at Ashton Gate

A member of One Direction was spotted in Bristol last night, watching Bristol City beat the Doncaster Rovers 2-0.

Fans started posting tweeting pictures of Louis Tomlinson from Ashton Gate. The singer is a keen supporter of Doncanster, but had to watch his team lose out to Bristol City, who secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Hit show War Horse opens in Bristol tonight

War Horse has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Credit: ITV News

The hugely successful theatre production of War Horse opens at Bristol Hippodrome tonight.

The production has been seen by more than 6 million people worldwide since its premiere in 2007. It is based on Michael Morpurgo's best-selling novel about a young boy and his beloved horse fighting in the First World War.


Broadchurch creator on the success of his series

Over 7.5 million people tuned in last night to watch the return of Broadchurch on ITV.

The series is shot with the stunning backdrop of the Dorset coast, and many of the village scenes are filmed in Clevedon, North Somerset.

ITV News West Country presenter Ian Axton had a small cameo role in last night's episode. Ian has been to West Bay to meet Chris Chibnall, the man who created Britain's most successful crime drama. We get his reaction to the episode and ask him if he's planning a third series:

Broadchurch trail website set up to show locations

Broadchurch was partly filmed in Clevedon in North Somerset Credit: ITV

A dedicated Broadchurch trail website has been set to up to highlight some of the North Somerset locations used in the series. Part of the drama was filmed in Clevedon including Hill Road which became Broadchurch High Street, a vacant shop, Seeleys, which became the Broadchurch Echo.

The shop is now a local food and craft market. Traders on Hill Road got the idea to set up a market after seeing the fictional outdoor Broadchurch Market set up, and with a grant from North Somerset Council’s High Street Innovation Fund were able to transform Seeley’s into a community market.

What we plan to do is update the trail when the second series has finished so that we don't give away any of the surprises undoubtedly in store.

At the moment the trail includes locations such as Marine Lake, Poets Walk, Marshall's Field and St Andrew's Church (which became Broadchurch's parish church of St Bede).

– Ursula James, North Somerset Council's tourism development officer
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