Decision details

City Events Programme 2018, 375th Anniversary of the Siege of Gloucester, 1100th Anniversary of the death of Aethelflaed

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To highlight the planned commemorative events marking the 1100th anniversary of Aethelflaed's death and the 375th anniversary of the Siege of Gloucester.




(1)       That the proposals received from Marketing Gloucester Limited for events and activities to mark the two anniversaries in 2018 are welcomed and endorsed.


(2)       That Gloucester Culture Trust be invited to consider what they could add to the proposals as part of a wider consideration of how the events could fit within a broader programme of activity in 2018 which would optimise the availability of Great Place funding, deliver key cultural strategy objectives and make a significant contribution towards Gloucester’s ambition to be City of Culture in 2025.


(3)       To work with a 2018 Anniversary Steering Group comprising representatives from Gloucester Culture Trust, Marketing Gloucester Ltd, the History Festival, the Heritage Forum, the Civic Trust and the City Council to coordinate activity to celebrate the anniversaries.





Report author: Jonathan Lund

Publication date: 19/07/2017

Date of decision: 19/07/2017

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/07/2017

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