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January

2013

25 to 27 January 2013 - Gloucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival

 

 
   

12 January 2013 - The Wind in the Willows Rain or Shine Theatre Company

Presents this new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's charming and classic tale of friendship, loyalty, heroism and mischief. Raffle & Bar available. Naunton Village Hall, Naunton, Gloucestershire.
GL54 3AG. Adults:£9 Child (6-15): £4.50. 19.00.

 
 

26 to 27 January 2013 - The Big Garden Birdwatch at Batsford Arboretum

Help the RSPB discover more about the
health of our bird populations by taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch at Batsford.
We'll have counting sheets available so you can make notes about your sightings and
report back to the RSPB. Our experts will also be on hand with advice about feeding
birds and general bird care through the winter months.

Batsford Arboretum
Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh Glos GL56 9AB. No tickets required. Arboretum
entrance fee applies for visits to the arboretum. 10.00 to dusk.

 

26 January to 27 January 2013 - Slimbridge Festival of Birds

Come and celebrate birdwatching at this special festival. Visit our hides to see Slimbridge's wild reserve at its busiest time of year.

WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT Tel: 01453 891223 .

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February

2013

8 to 10 February 2013 - Cheltenham Folk Festival

Confirmed acts so far include KAN, Spiers & Boden, Faustus, Belshazzar's Feast, Andy Cutting, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party and The Morris On Band, with many more to follow soon...

With a wide range of concerts, workshops, a ceilidh, children’s activities and an indoor market place with stalls selling everything from jewellery and clothing to musical instruments, as well as the famous Real Ale bar, the Cheltenham Folk Festival brings together all walks of life over one single weekend, turning Cheltenham into a feast of colour and energy. It’s a festival not to be missed!

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation
For more information about the town see - Cheltenham Regency Town

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March

2013

1 March to 10 March 2013 - Independent Bath Literature Festival

Over 150 events coming to Bath for 10 days in March. With a fresh new look for Bath Festivals we celebrate James Runcie’s fourth and final programme, which features a host of illustrious authors and thought-provoking events, including J.K. RowlingHilary MantelP.D. JamesKate MossePat BarkerHarriet WalterDarcey BussellSandi ToksvigRobert FiskGavin EslerA.N. WilsonAllan Little,Ben Goldacre and many more.

Tel: 01225 463362. Web:www.bathlitfest.org.uk

For more information about the city see - Georgian Spa City of Bath

Bath literature Festival
   

Exhibition: West Ox Arts Turns 40: an exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of West Ox Arts
Dates: 2 – 13 March, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday 2 March, 11 – 2pm
Location: West Ox Arts Gallery, Market Square, Bampton
Open Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10.30 – 4.30pm & Sundays 2 – 4pm

West Ox ArtsWest Ox Arts is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and in celebration, the Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition featuring works by some of the founding members and key personnel who paved the way for WOA to be the locally cherished Gallery that it is today.  On display will be paintings by Charlie Mussett, photographs by Gunnel Rosengard and Hilda Kent, and watercolours by Ann Manly.  In addition, several photographs and articles from the WOA archive will be available for visitors to enjoy.    

Several WOA artists will be offering free demos to the public throughout the duration of the exhibition.  The demos will be held from 1 – 3pm on Wednesday 6 March, Friday 8 March, Saturday 9 March, Tuesday 12 March and Wednesday 13 March and will feature printmaking, jewellery making, painting and book making.  For details, please contact the WOA Gallery.  Web: www.westoxarts.com

   
9 March - 10 March 2013 - West Country Game Fair at Royal Bath and West Showground

Two days of excellent countryside demonstrations in the indoor and outdoor arenas, Fabulous shopping opportunities including country clothing, rifles, gun accessories, gundog equipment, feed, stalking equipment and much more.

Bath Game Fair
   

Sat 9 March. St Peter & St Paul Church, DEDDINGTON, OX15 0SA. Dating back to 1254, another splendid old building steeped in history. 7.30pm £10 (£8 conc). Available on the door only. Enquiries 01865 769206.

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

12 to 15 March 2013 - Cheltenham Racecourse National Hunt Festival (Gold Cup Week)

The World Famous National Hunt Racing Festival at Cheltenham racecourse. 01242 513014 Cheltenham Racing.

For Places to Stay see - Cotswolds Accommodation.

Cheltenham Races
   

16 to 17 March - Kempley Daffodil Weekend, Stalls & Raffle.

Guided walks from the Village Hall.
Walks at 11.00am (6 miles), 2.00pm (3-4 miles), 2.30pm (1-2 miles). St Mary's Church will be open to see ancient frescoes. Daff & Ride bus, approx every 20/30 minutes. Free car parking.

Kempley Village Hall 01531 822468. For further information about Gloucestershire Daffodil Way.

Kempley Daffodils
   

Fri 15 March. St Michael's Church, AMERSHAM, HP6 5DR. 7.30pm £10 (£8 conc) from 01494 784479, brian_hall@talktalk.net

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

Exhibition: West Ox Arts Spring Pop Up Exhibition

West Ox ArtsAn exhibition featuring nicely-priced art & craft by 10 artists
Dates: 16 – 31 March, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday 16 March, 12 – 2pm
Location: West Ox Arts Gallery, Market Square, Bampton
Open Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10.30 – 4.30pm & Sundays 2 – 4pm

We’ve invited 10 artists working in a variety of media – from jewellery to ceramics and paintings to printmaking – to set up their work in our Gallery for 16 days of sales.  There will be a diverse collection of hand-crafted items available at fantastic prices, perfect for gift-giving!   This exhibition won’t be on for long, so be sure to pop in to see us before it’s gone!   Web: www.westoxarts.com

   

Saturday 16th March 7:30pm – Bach St John Passion by Cheltenham Bach Choir at Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

Samuel Boden (Evangelist)
Njabulo Madlala (Christus)
Hannah Davey (soprano)
Tim Travers-Brown (counter tenor)
Nicholas Pritchard (tenor)
Jimmy Holliday (bass)
Cheltenham Bach Choir
Corelli Orchestra
Stephen Jackson (conductor).

Tickets: £25, £22, £15, and £10  (£5 concessionary for students) available from available from the Abbey Shop Tel: 01684 276655   Email: shop@tewkesburyabbey.org.uk  or through the choir (http://www.cheltenhambachchoir.org.uk )
Cheltenham Bach Choir
   

Saturday 23rd March 2013 -  Wantage Male Voice Choir

The choir presents its Annual Concert at the Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, OX12 7LB, starting at 7pm, with concert guests Didcot Divas.

Tickets £8, from Regent Books, Regent Shopping Mall, Wantage, OX12 8BU and from Brett’s Pharmacy, Grove, OX12 7JZ, or phone 01235 768249/ 01235 868440.

Proceeds to choir funds. Website: www.wantagemalevoicechoir.org.uk

 
   

24th March 2013 7.30pm - Burford Singers Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation

St John's Parish Church, Burford, Church Green, Burford, OX18 4RY

Burford SingersAs 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, it seems appropriate to include music heard at that service in 1953. Parry’s uplifting anthem ‘I Was Glad’ will set the scene and Mozart’s tuneful ‘Coronation’ Mass and Purcell’s affectionate Birthday Ode for his beloved Queen Mary will add to the celebrations.

Programme:
Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art
Parry: I was Glad
Dyson: 3 Songs of Praise
Mozart: Coronation Mass

Conductor: Brian Kay with the Cotswold Chamber Orchestra, Leader Kate Bailey, Soloists:Sarah Power soprano, William Purefoy countertenor, Edward-Jacek Edgcumbe countertenor, Nicholas Pritchard tenor
Jon Stainsby bass.

Tickets reserved at £17.50, £15.00 and £10.00; Students half price
Booking forms available at www.burford-singers.org.uk/bookings.htm. Postal bookings available 29 January 2013. Booking in person and by telephone available 13 February 2013 from: Burford Singers Box Office: The Mad Hatter Bookshop, 122 High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ. Tel: 01993 822539.

For more about the location see - Burford Town

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

29th March to 1st April 2013 - Easter Extravaganza at Berkeley Castle

 

Berkeley Castle
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April

2013

Gloucester Quays announces a major festival for 2013
"Gloucester Quays Garden Party"
Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st and Easter Monday 1st April

Gloucester Quays Festival 2012Following the success last year Gloucester Quays have added a new dimension for the Garden Party 2013. It is going to be bigger and better than ever with home furnishings, designer makeovers, and DIY made easy workshops added to the extremely popular garden features that appeared last year.

The event will take place from Saturday 30th March to Bank Holiday Monday 1st April 2013. Celebrity shows will carry a small ticket price for the hour long demos but the organisers have maintained the FREE status of the Home and Garden Party itself.

There will be some 80 market stalls selling vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories; garden specialists with bespoke furniture, garden ornaments, equipment as well as seeds, plants and flowers; and finally food and drink to buy and 'to go' with local producers and farmers showcasing their specialities.

Free expert demonstrations will take place during each day in a specially created 'Potting Shed' on stage.  Visitors can expect helpful gardening advice - everything from growing your own herbs and planting a window box, to how to create a vegetable patch in your own garden.  Fun talks and demonstrations from specialists in hobbies that have been growing in popularity such as bee keeping and chicken keeping will also be on offer to add to the fun.

Two fashion shows are also being planned each day and will feature the latest festival fashions as well as outfits for everything from dressing up for a Garden Party and a Day at the Races to gardening in style.

Web: www.gloucesterquays.co.uk. For general information call 01452 338 933.

For Places to Stay in & around Gloucester see - Gloucester Accommodation
For information on the Cathedral City of Gloucester see - Gloucester Tourist Information

   
Paxford Races

Paxford Races
NCH Point

1st April 2013


How to find us
Bank Farm, Paxford GL55 6XS


Entry sign posted off the B4035, 2 miles east of Chipping Campden.

Gates open at 10.30 am and First Race 1pm
Entry £25.00 per car

   

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April 2013 - BLENHEIM PALACE HOSTS
THE COTSWOLD ART & ANTIQUE DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION FAIR

The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association Fair returns for the second occasion to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April 2013.  Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, eldest daughter of the present Duke of Marlborough, has kindly accepted to be the new Patron of the Association. 

Building on last year’s hugely successful inaugural event, where over 4,000 visitors visited the fair, already there is palpable excitement and positivity from the 29 exhibitors taking part.  The fair is to be staged over four days and has been enlarged to accommodate extra stands.

Web: www.thecada.org

Cotswold Antique Dealers Association
   

Wednesday 17th April 2013 - Margaret Thatcher's Funeral in London

Where is the funeral?

The service will be held at London's St Paul's Cathedral. The cathedral can hold 2,300 people and is expected to be full. A funeral procession will travel from the Palace of Westminster to the cathedral just under two miles away, with members of the armed services lining the route.

Union Jack at half-mast for Margaret ThatcherThe day before the funeral the coffin will be transferred to the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster. There will be a short service following its arrival before the coffin rests in the chapel overnight.

The service at St Paul's will be followed by a private cremation.

The St Paul's ceremony is not open to the public but will be televised. Members of the public are able to line the route.

Lady Thatcher's ashes will be interred next to her late husband Denis at Chelsea’s Royal Hospital.

What time will it start?

The service is due to start at 11am. BBC1's coverage is listed as 9.15am to 12.15pm.

   

Sat 20 April. St Michael's Church, BLEWBURY, Oxfordshire, OX11 9QH. John Betjeman said: One of the most attractive medieval buildings in Oxfordshire, textured by time...7.30pm £10 on the door, or from Blewbury Post Office. Information: Kathy_edmunds@btopenworld.com 01235 850337

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

27 April to 28 April 2013 - Prescott Bike Festival

The Prescott Bike Festival was born out of the need to raise funds for Severn Freewheelers and NABB. All proceeds go towards running that vital service

On 27 and 28 April 2013, Prescott will host the opening round of the 2013 British Speed Hill Climb Championship – with 700bhp cars that do 0-60mph in less than two seconds. The record for Prescott's 1127-yard course is just 36.35 seconds, set by Scott Moran in 2007. The same weekend will be a round of the equally competitive Midland Hillclimb Championship.

Special attractions include:
Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ License Challenge, Shell Fuels Hill Climb Championship, Y Gelli Book Auctions Challenge Trophy, Prescott Gold Cup, Paul Matty Sports Cars Classic Championship and the NHCA Motor cycles. 

The Prescott Hill Climb track, owned by the Bugatti Owners Club, is one of the UK’s most prestigious Hill Climbs.

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

   

20th to 27th April 2013 - Cirencester International Organ Festival 2013

The Cirencester Parish Church will be hosting its third organ festival and the first with an international status. The programme includes a performance by world-leading virtuoso Olivier Latry, who is visiting the festival from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

The week-long festival includes five free week-day lunchtime recitals and three ticket-only performances: an opening night gala performance by Olivier Latry, a silent movie improvisation concert by Anthony Hammond and, back by popular demand, a closing recital by the legendary Nigel Ogden.

Tickets are available online now from the Cirencester International Organ Festival website www.cirencesterorganfestival.co.uk. Here you can also find out more information about the festival and the full programme of events.

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

   

21 April to 5 May 2013 - Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

Celebrating its 6th year in 2013. The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival is a delicious mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is a programme of education events in Stratford and local schools involving favourite authors, poets and illustrators, entertaining and inspiring children from 2 to 18.

The Stratford Literary Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thoursands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.

Email: info@stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk
Web: www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Stratford upon Avon accommodation
For information about the town see - Riverside town of Stratford

   

20 April to 21 April 2013 - William Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations at Stratford-upon-Avon

This unique event has taken place in Stratford for nearly 200 years. It is a tradition that brings together the local community, performers, artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare.

The town’s streets will overflow with pageantry, musicand drama and over the two day birthday period you can enjoy a packed programme of special celebratory activities, great days out at the five Shakespeare houses, literary and music events and amazing theatre.

For Places to Stay see - Stratford upon Avon accommodation

 
   

Sunday 21st April 11am to 4pm - Winterbourne Medieval Barn 
Crank-Up Day 

A great day out for families and engine enthusiasts. Lots to see, do, learn, eat and drink!

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Stationary Engine Club will start up and demonstrate their vintage engines performing traditional farming tasks. Vintage cars and motorbikes, and agricultural equipment from yesteryear will be on display, and there will be live Sheep-shearing and Farrier/Blacksmith demonstrations. 

Look around the magnificent medieval barn and ancient cider press, and learn about cider-making.  A farmers market will sell a fine selection of local produce, and there will be craft activities for children, and traditional games for all ages (eg. skittles).  

Refreshments from local caterers and producers will include burgers, ice cream, and locally made beers, along with cider produced at the Barn itself, teas, coffee and homemade cakes. 
Entrance £2 (children under 16 are free).  Neighbouring St Michaels Church will also be open. Web: www.winterbournebarn.org.uk

Winterbourne historic barn
   

27th and 28th April - Wartime in the Cotswolds

Escape the Blitz by Steam Train

During this nostalgic, light-hearted wartime weekend there'll be plenty of opportunity to travel the line between Cheltenham Racecourse and Toddington (air raids permitting) during an intensive steam-hauled timetable.

There'll be lots of other things to keep the whole family entertained: enjoy the distraction of wartime songs and melodies while mingling with soldiers on leave and on duty; wonder at the bravery of the auxiliary fire service and see displays of military and civilian vehicles from the period; our extensive model railway will also be up and running.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
W: www.gwsr.com
E: James.edwards@gwsr.com
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May

2013

1 May to 6 May 2013 - Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

Town Hall and other venues
The Cheltenham International Jazz Festival ranks among the top British festivals of its kind. Since 1996 the Festival has brought some of the biggest names in jazz to the town, as well as providing a platform for the stars of the future.
Box Office (01242) 227979, www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk.

For more information about Cheltenham

Stratford Jazz Festival

For Lodgings see:-
Cheltenham Accommodation

   

3 May to 6 May 2013 - Upton-on-Severn Folk Festival

We're expecting huge numbers of superb Morris and other dance sides over the May Bank Holiday weekend The famous Grand Procession promises to be just as spectacular too.
Upton Folk Festival 2012, Tudor House, 9 Kinnersley,
Severn Stoke, Worcester. WR8 9JR
Website: www.uptonfolk.org

   

Randwick Cheese Rolling

(1st Sunday in May) Randwick Cheese Rolling.

At St John's Church, Randwick. At 11.15, preceeded by a service at 10.30. 01453  750280 .

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury accommodation

 

Whit Sunday, St Briavels - Bread and Cheese Dole

At St Mary's Parish Church after the evening service crowds wait outside to receive the 'dole' Small pieces of bread and cheese are thrown into the air from large baskets and are caught by parishioners.

In past times each person who claimed the 'dole' had to pay a penny which then entitled him to cut and take wood from Hudnalls or the Free Woods.
The event is said to date from the time of Milo, Earl of Hereford, in the twelfth century but was first recorded in 1799.
more information: Bread and Cheese Dole

   

Fri 3 May. St Mary Magdalene Church, CROWMARSH GIFFORD, Wallingford, OX10 8HF. A 12th century church steeped in history! £10 (£8 conc). 01865 769206.

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

4 May 2013 - BURFORD SINGERS MAY FAYRE

Burford Singers invite you to their May Fayre on Saturday 4th May 2013,
10.30am – 3pm
in the Warwick Hall, Church Lane, Burford, OX18 4SD
(next to St John the Baptist Parish Church)
Stalls to include Cakes and Savouries, Bathroom and Toiletries, White
Elephant,
Books, Jewellery and Handbags, Jams, Knitting and Toys, Tombola,
Raffle, Plant Stall and Refreshments.
Fun to be had for all the family!

Web: www.burford-singers.org.uk/

Burford Singers logo
   

Sunday 5 May 2013 - Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show

It's not just an air show! The Abingdon Air & Country Show has a varied ground show to go along with the large scale fly-in of both modern and vintage aeroplanes and the associated air display.

Website: www.abingdonfayre.com

For Places to Stay see - Oxford accommodation; Faringdon accommodation; Witney accommodation.

   

9 May to 12 May 2012 - Malvern Spring Gardening Show at Three Counties Show Ground

The finest and friendliest gardening event of the year!
In its beautiful setting at the foot of the scenic Malvern Hills, this truly inspirational show enjoys a national reputation as the finest and friendliest gardening event of the year.

A joint venture of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.
Web: www.threecounties.co.uk/springgardening/

   

Sunday 5 May 2013 & Saturday 11 May 2013 - Randwick Wap

Spring Service & Ceremonial Cheese Rolling 10.30am Sunday May 5th
Wap Procession and "Fayre" -Procession 12.45pm Saturday May 11th followed by "Fayre" on the Field 2pm onwards.

Fayre Attractions include Paws for Thought dog display team.

Evening entertainment at the Vine Tree - 8pm Sharing the Mayor's Jug and live music from B-Spoke with guest performances from the Wap Personalities

(Saturday following 1st Sunday in May) Randwick Wap.
The Procession assembles at the War Memorial, at the top of the village about half a mile above St John's Church.
For more info tel. 01453  750280 Website - www.randwick.org.uk/.

For Places to Stay see - Stroud accommodation

   

Fri 10 May. St Mary's, WESTON-ON-THE-GREEN, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QS. Dating back to 13th century, and restored in the 19th century. 7.30pm, £10 (£8 conc) from 01869 350326 aldred@aldreds.org

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

Sat 11 May. St Michael's Church, CUMNOR, OX2 9QN. Dating back to the 11th century, a pre-Norman church with a rich history. Also famous for the Cumnor bell ringers! 7.30pm, £10 (£8 conc) from 01865 861541 esmeparishoffice@waitrose.com

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

11 May to 12 May 2013 - Prescott Hill Open Classic Car Event, Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington Gloucestershire.

10th PRESCOTT HILL CLIMB OPEN
CLASSIC CAR EVENT

One of the lovely signs of Spring to look forward to is seeing hundreds of beautiful classic cars polished and brought out for their first airing of the year. The Cleeve Vale Rotary Club’s huge Classic Car Event is at Prescott Hill near Gotherington; just North of Cheltenham.

Owners can now take this rare opportunity to drive their pride and joy classic car up the world famous Prescott Hillclimb; and help Rotary Charities too! All entrance fees go a range of Charities supported by Cleeve Vale Rotary club. Spectators will be very welcome throughout day to see the hundreds of beautiful cars and enjoy a fun day out.

Prospective entrants with interesting cars should best pre book at the address below.

For further details and entry forms go to: www.cleevevale.org.uk or phone 01242 01386 853831 or 01242 603540

Rorary Club logo
Rotary Club of Cheltenham
Cleeve Vale


For Places to Stay see -
Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation
   

Thursday 9 May 2013 - Gypsy Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold

The first of the bi-annual gypsy horse fairs at Stow-on-the-Wold.
Two fairs, on the nearest Thursdays to 12th May and 24th October. The fairs were chartered in 1476 by King Edward IV, are held in fields between Stow and Maugersbury. Gypsies arrive from the Monday onwards, and there are stalls of crafts with the sales on the Thursday after which everyone packs up and moves on. The May fair is the larger of the two.

About - Gypsy Horse Fair

For Places to Stay see - Stow-on-the-Wold accommodation

For video of the fair see - www.cotswolds.info/places/stow-on-the-wold.shtml

   

5 May - 18 May 2013 - Chipping Campden 11th Annual Music Festival at St James Church

Chipping Campden is rightly described as 'a Jewel of the Cotswolds’. St. James’ church is the most glorious building in this ‘Jewel’ and the setting for our seventh annual Music Festival.

Chipping Campden Festival to include lunchtime and evening concerts
Contact: (01386) 849018
www.campdenmusicfestival.co.uk/

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation

CHIPPING CAMPDEN ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
2013

   

Sat 18 May. St Mary's, Church Rd, FARNHAM ROYAL, SL2 3AW. 7.30pm £10 (£8 conc) from nigel.putman@orange.com. 01865 769206.

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

18 May 2013 Burford, Oxfordshire 37th Annual Levellers Day
10am - 5pm

With speeches, debate, bands, stalls, music, a procession through Burford, the ceremony in the churchyard and much more!
Open-air event at Warwick Hall Garden, Burford. W: www.levellers.org.uk
About - Levellers Day

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

18th and 19th May / 14th and 15th September - Steam and Real Ale Weekend

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and the North Cotswold branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) presents the magical combination of traditional beers and traditional trains.

W: www.gwsr.com; E: James.edwards@gwsr.com

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
   

19 May to 26 May - Fairy Tale Scarecrow Festival

In association with Oxford Artweeks, Friends of Chadlington School (FOCS) is spreading a little fairy dust by holding a FAIRY TALE SCARECROW FESTIVAL (19th-26th May 2013) in the village of Chadlington (just over 3 miles from Chipping Norton).

Follow the trail to discover all the magical scarecrows!

Trail sheets can be picked up from Cafe de la Post, Chadlington (£1 donation per sheet).

See: www.facebook.com/FriendsofChadlingtonSchool for further updates.

Scarecrow trail at Chadlington
   

22 May to 2 June 2013 - Bath International Music Festival

Preparations for Bath International Music Festival 2013 are well under way, so keep an eye out on their website for updates...
01225 463362. W: www.bathmusicfest.org.uk

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

 
   

22 May 2013 - Tetbury Woolsack Races starting at 10am

It is thought that the races originated in the 17th Century by young drovers showing off to local women by running up the hill carrying a woolsack. An official race day has been going for over 30 years now with world records entered in the ‘Guinness book of Records’.
The course is 280 yards long up and down a hill which has a 1 in 4 gradient, so the men's record of 3.5 minutes is no mean feat!
The Woolsack Races form the central attraction of a fund-raising day which includes an all-day street market, a charity auction, a village fete, street entertainers, marching bands and more entertainment for all the family.
For more information on Tetbury.
W: www.tetburywoolsack.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

woolsack races at Tetbury
   

18 May to 26th May 2013 - The 30th Nailsworth Festival

This will be the 29th Nailsworth Festival and, to mark the occasion, we are planning an extended Festival. We are working closely with other local groups and organisations to make 2013 special.
www.nailsworthfestival.org.uk

For Places to Stay see - Nailsworth Accommodation

 
   

24 to 26 May 2013 - Lechlade Music Festival

Lechlade Festival is THE affordable music festival in the Cotswolds.  Over 50 bands on 2 stages at Riverside Park in Lechlade, right by the river Thames.
 
The mini food village features organic and locally sourced food. The real ale bar is run by Lechlade’s own microbrewery serving CAMRA award-winning brews such as Old Lech,  accompanied by award-winning cider makers Hogan’s Cider.  The Champagne Warehouse offer ‘grower fizz’, hand selected champagnes & sparkling wines.
W: www.lechladefestival.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Lechlade Accommodation; Burford Accommodation and Cirencester Accommodation.

For more information about the place see - Lechlade-on-Thames

2013 Lechlade Music Festival
   

Sunday 26th May 2013 - Bibury Village Open Gardens Day

Location: Bibury Village

Bibury Stud GardenEvent: Bibury Village Open Gardens Day

Date/Time: Sunday May 26th from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description: At least 8 beautiful gardens will be open for you to browse. Superb teas and homemade cakes are served all afternoon in the Village Hall. A plant stall will be open by the River Coln. Disabled access is provided to the Village Hall and to some gardens.

Tickets: You can buy tickets at the entrant to any garden. A £1 ticket gives you access to one garden, or £5 allows you access to all gardens. Accompanied children are free. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Village Hall.

   

24th to the 27th May 2013 - Cotswold Steam Celebration

A spectacular celebration of steam.

Celebrating the re-opening of the line, and the 90th Anniversary of the Big Four (GWR, LNER, Southern and LMS). Special guest and resident Locomotives (with representative from each of the big four) will be running to an intensive timetable using the full 12 miles of re-opened line.

There will be something for everyone, for families looking for a great day out as well as the enthusiast community.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
W: www.gwsr.com
E: James.edwards@gwsr.com
   

27 May 2013 - Annual Bluebell Walk at Whatcote

If you enjoy a walk through lovely countryside the parishioners of Whatcote, near Shipston-on-Stour, are holding their Annual Bluebell Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, May27th

Bluebells in the Cotswolds, MayStarted in 1990 the walk has become an annual event enjoyed by visitors from far and wide. The walk is between 1½ and 2 miles long through farmland to Hell Brake and Oak Tree Coppice, where bluebells carpet the ground under the trees. 

With wonderful views across the Vale of the Red Horse from Oak Tree Coppice, and tea & homemade scones when you return to St Peter’s churchyard, it is a very enjoyable way to spend a Bank Holiday afternoon.
Dogs welcome if kept on a lead. Strong shoes or boots are essential.

The walk will start from Church Lane, Whatcote (postcode CV36 5EF), and will be well signposted in the village, as will free car parking.
You can begin your walk any time between 2pm and 5pm.

The cost is £6.00 for adults, accompanied children free, and this includes the tea & scones!
Cake & produce stalls. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church
Contact Sue Price for more details –
Tel: 01295 680007 or e-mail:  susan.price@ukgateway.net

   

Fri 31 May. Wycombe Festival. Concert at St Lawrence Hall, WEST WYCOMBE, HP14 3AP. 7.30pm £10 (£8 conc) from Tourist Office, High Wycombe. 01494 421892

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

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June

2013

1 June to 2 June 2013 - Prescott Hill Climb - La Vie en Bleu [French Invited Clubs]

Already confirmed for 2013  - two Veyrons, and the largest international gathering of Bugatti's in the UK.

“Despite being called La Vie en Bleu, the event is quintessentially British - a mini Goodwood Festival of Speed set in the glorious Cotswolds - celebrating French cars, but in a British way. Its club motor sport at its best, where visitors can mingle with the cars, speak to the drivers, and watch rare historic vehicles to modern day supercars being pushed to their limits” Nick Mason (Drummer from Pink Floyd, and avid car collector).

Our seventh annual pageant of French motoring excellence will take place on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2013. The spectacular two-day event has been hailed the best event of the year. As well as top class racing, there will be an awesome car display in the paddock, the wickedly witty Gendarmes, live music, and straight from The Royal Albert Hall and ITV’s show Dancing on Ice, our French Can-can girls who will perform throughout the day.

Highlights include several Bugatti Veyron 250mph supercars, Ayrton Senna’s 1986 John Player Special Lotus Renault 98T F1 car, and the Benetton B190 F1 car that took Nelson Piquet to victory at Suzuka. These awesome cars will take to the hill on demonstration runs.

In addition to the on-track action, Prescott will be packed with Bugatti’s, and other rare and exotic French vehicles including: a 1924 Hispano, 1901 De Dion Bouton, 1949 Citroën U23 Tipper Lorry, 1910 AC Sociable, Bugatti EB110, 1929 Vernon Derby, the popular Parisian bus, a Velosolex display and a few exciting surprises!

W: www.bugatti.co.uk/may2011.aspx

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

 

Sat 1 June 2013 - Christ Church, CHESHAM, Bucks, HP5 1PY. A relatively young church (1840), spacious with good acoustics. £10 (£8 conc). 01865 769206.

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

 

1 June 2013 - Chadlington 10th Beer Festival

The 10th Great Chadlington Beer Festival takes place on Saturday 1st June 2013, from 12 noon to 11pm in the village.  The Beer Festival is the chief fund raiser for the Friends of Chadlington School and all proceeds will go to the school.

Chadlington Beer FestivalThis year there will be 22 ales to enjoy as well as, for non-beer drinkers, a selection of wines and ciders, Pimms and soft drinks. Each year the assembled punters vote for their favourite beer and a winner is duly announced. There will also be an all-day BBQ, with food served through to the evening.

An entertaining line-up of live music will play throughout the day and evening, including the Chipping Norton All Stars (Jazz,Swing, Big Band music).  There will be plenty to keep children happy too – a bouncy castle this year, plus a tea-cups roundabout and a candy floss stall, as well as a children’s entertainment tent for face-painting, colouring and games. For more information, please go to: www.chadlingtonbeerfestival.com.

The village of Chadlington is three miles south of Chipping Norton and spreads itself out looking across the River Evenload towards Wychwood Forest. The substantial church of St Nicholas is enriched by a fascinating array of gargoyles.

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Norton Accommodation.

 

Sunday 2nd June 2013 - Charlbury Street Fair’s Jazz Lunch & Open Gardens

Charlbury Street Fair’s Jazz Lunch & Open Gardens which takes place on Sunday 2nd June 2013.

Various private gardens around Charlbury are opened up for the general public to view. 

Further details at W: www.charlburystreetfair.org/gardens.html.

 
 

27 May 2013 - Cheese-Rolling at Coopers Hill

Competitors hurl themselves down the steep banks of Cooper's Hill, chasing the giant Cheese! Cooper's Hill, Near Brockworth. 12.00 midday (A46 Stroud-Brockworh Rd). W: www.cheese-rolling.co.uk

For Places to Stay see accommodation at - Cheltenham, Gloucester and Painswick

   

SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2013 12 noon to 4 pm - Broadway Village Green

Broadway Village Classic Car ShowThe Vintage & Classic car show is for British and foreign cars built up until 1939, and will take place on the Village Green.

ALL DISPLAY VEHICLES TO ARRIVE, IF POSSIBLE, BY 11 AM FOR CORRECT POSITIONING

If you wish to enter your vehicle, please contact:-

Neil Hilton, Hilton China, 13, The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA.
Email: neil@thehiltons.co.uk.

For more about - Broadway Village. For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation.

 

June 4th, 5th & 6th June 2013 - St Leonard’s Church, Bledington

Bledington Music Festival. All concerts at 7.30pm at St Leonard's Church, Bledington

01608 658669 - Email : enquiries@bledingtonmusicfestival.co.uk
W: www.bledingtonmusicfestival.co.uk

For Places to Stay see accommodation at - Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Bledington Music Festival

4/5/6 June 2013

   

4 to 9 June 2013 - Cheltenham Festival of Science
Town Hall and Everyman Theatre.
Box Office (01242) 227979, www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk.

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham accommodation

Cheltenham Festival of Science
4 to 9 June 2013
   

Burford Festival Seal7June to 16 June 2013 - Burford Festival of Music, Literature and More

The Burford Festival runs from Friday 7th  to Sunday 16th  June. It is a festival of music (Blues, choral, classical, jazz and folk), literary events (talks by authors, creative writing workshops and a speed book review evening), special interest talks (on antiques, clock restoration, photographic silhouettes, the Messerschmidt sculpture collection and other subjects), a workshop on the play “The Tragedy of Mariam”, the Cotswold Heritage day with stalls and other events, tours of Burford and Burford's Open Gardens event. With around 40 events, the festival covers a wide range of interests.

See the Festival website www.burfordfestival.org for more details.

For information about - Burford a place to visit

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

8 to 9 June 2013 -  Ashton Under Hill Open Gardens

Over 20 gardens will be open from 1.00 to 6.00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the event is just £5.00 per person, with children free, and Saturday tickets are also valid on Sunday. Free use of the special bus service throughout the village is included, allowing you time to see all of the gardens at your leisure. There’s also ample free parking for cars and coaches.

To find out more, including photos of previous events, please visit our website at: www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk.

Ashton Under Hill
Open Gardens 2013
   

9 June 2013 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm - Burford Festival Grand Gala Concerts Sunday

Our summer concerts celebrate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s Coronation, and will include many items closely connected with this remarkable anniversary: Coronation Anthems and Marches, and music associated with major royal occasions.

The programme will also include contributions from the Cotswold Children’s Choir. A Gala occasion for the Burford Festival.

Burford SingersThe Burford Singers
The Cotswold Children’s Choir
The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra
Soprano: Martene Grimson
Conductor: Brian Kay
The Church of St John the Baptist, Burford
Tickets available from 22 April from
Festival Box Office:
The Mad Hatter Bookshop
122 High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ
01993 822539.
Afternoon concert: £12.50 £10.00 res. £5.00 unres.
Children under 16 with adult free in £10.00 & £5.00 seats. Students half price
Evening Concert: £17.50 res. £15.00 res £12.50 unres.

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

13 to 16 June 2013 - Cirencester Cricket Club Cricket and Beer Festival

Cirencester CC are holding their 3rd Annual Festival, with up to 20 Local Ales and ciders. The full list will appear on www.cirencestercricketclub.co.uk
In the glorious location of Cirencester Park sit back and enjoy a festival Cricket and Ale.

Thurs 13 Quiz night Bar 1900-2300 *(Cricket and Tennis Members Event)
Fri 14 Six-A-Side Tournament, Bar 1200-2359
BBQ from 1800, **Ferret Racing from 8pm
Live music with Leon Daye til late.
Sat 15 1st & 3rd XI Fixtures BBQ from 1700, 80's Disco Night Bar 1200-0059
Sun 16 Inter club 15/15 Tournament Cirencester, Ashton K, Duntisbourne & a Presidents XI take each other on. Bacon Rolls from 0900, BBQ from 1130, Bar from 0900-2300. Free Admission.

 
   

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June Sherstonfest 2013
“The South Cotswolds Cider, Music and Fine Food Festival”

Location: Thompsons Field, Noble St, Sherston, Wilts, SN16 0NA
Cost: Early birds are Friday £5, Saturday £12, Weekender £16 (no camping)

Set in the heart of one of the Cotswolds prettiest villages 2 nights/1 day of music, great ciders and fine foods. bring the kids and just chill to some great music

It takes place on Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th of June 2012.  More accurately that is Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

Each of those 3 sessions has a distinct musical flavour, with Friday night being presented in association with “BBC Introducing” and is designed to give emerging local talent the opportunity to play at a larger event alongside some more established acts, Saturday afternoon being laid back and mellow with mainly acoustic acts and Saturday night is party time with “The Extreme Cheese Sessions”.  Some of the line up is already revealed but some is still under strict wraps, people are urged to check the web site and join the mailing list to keep up to date with developments.

Tickets are on sale on the web site with some “early bird bargains” to be had if you are quick !!
Buy tickets on line at www.sherstonfest.com/?page_id=27

More info email info@sherstonfest.com or check out www.sherstonfest.com.

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation, Malmesbury Accommodation, Nailsworth Accommodation

   

15 & 16 June 2013 - Chipping Campden Open Gardens

2 - 6pm.  There will be over 25 private gardens open on the weekend.  Tickets available from Campden Tourist Information from beginning of June - £6 per day or £8 for both days.  Teas and plants available.

W: www.chippingcampden.co.uk/contentok.php?id=707

For more about the town see - Chipping Campden

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation

 
   

14 to 16 June 2013 - Malvern Three Counties Show

The Three Counties Showground , Malvern, Worcestershire. Long regarded as the region’s rural showcase, and still its biggest annual event, the Three Counties Show is a celebration of British food and farming at its very best.

Boasting the real cream of Britain’s pedigree livestock, including rare breeds, it also features a crop of farming displays, together with tasty regional produce, rural crafts, country pursuits, quality shopping and action-packed entertainment.

Website : www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties

14 to 16 June 2013

   
Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival 14th – 16th June 2013

Food & Drink Festival at CheltenhamThis Festival at Cheltenham is a gastronomic delight, with over 200 exhibitors; the scope of local & regional products on show ensures there is something for everyone.

You’ll find an astonishing variety of victuals from oatcakes to aphrodisiac Quince, the widest range of baked goods, meats, fish, cheeses, jams, chutneys and much more on offer; this is the regional food event not to be missed.

The Taittinger Champagne Garden, an exclusive corner of Montpellier Gardens invites you to enjoy the finest perfectly chilled glass of champagne or why not sample the full decadent experience and share a bottle of Champagne on ice, with friends.
Open Times: Friday 12noon to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Tickets: Cheltenham Town Hall T: 0844 576 2210
Free Festival Programme and online ticket sales visit: www.garden-events.com

See for - Cheltenham Accommodation.

Garden Events Logo

   

Saturday 15th June – Family Science Day

Question - How can a small Cotswold village put on an amazing science festival?
Answer -  Come and find out in the village of Gretton, in Gloucestershire!
Science-based  entertainment, encouragement, stimulation and fun! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to enjoy it – there are games and challenges, experiments, displays and demonstrations and lots of hands-on activities for kids from 3 to 103. Fossils and fingerprints, magnets and muscles and mirrors, bees and bodies and bugs and lots, lots more.

Gretton Village Hall Saturday June 15th from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Just put GL54 5EP into your sat-nav.
Entry £2 for adults, £1 for children – after that, all the activities are free.
Refreshments available – ploughman’s, hotdogs, home-made cakes, drinks.
Free parking.

 
   

Sunday 16 June 2013 - Come and visit Castle Combe known a ”The prettiest village in England”

Castle Combe EventVenue - Date - Time
The Village Hall and Park
Castle Combe
Chippenham - Wiltshire
Sunday 16th June
10 till 4

Locally handcrafted and other gift stalls Muffin icing and decorating tables for children Relax and enjoy a traditional English Cream Tea Visitors car park available at top of village.

For more information about - Castle Combe

   

16th June and 15th September 2013 - Classic Vehicle Day

Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains and you have a very special day out.  Classic Vehicle Days provide you with just that when Toddington Station car park is covered with classic cars, motorcycles, commercials, buses etc.

W: www.gwsr.com; E: James.edwards@gwsr.com

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
   

Saturday 22nd June - Local Guitar Ensemble is Hoping to Strike a Chord with Listeners

Those who enjoy listening to classical guitar music are in for a treat on Saturday 22nd June when the Church of St Simon and St Jude, Milton-under-Wychwood, plays host to the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble.

A registered Charity, the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble was established in Cirencester by Sandra Dukes to create an opportunity for classical guitarists of primary school age upwards to develop their musical skills and perform as an ensemble. Comprising some 50 players, the Ensemble is divided into three separate groups: Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors, who also combine into a unique Guitar Orchestra. 

The group performs a wide range of music to appeal to all ages, including classical, Spanish, Latin American and popular selections. The repertoire is enhanced by the use of specialist guitars, including requintos (tuned a perfect fourth higher) and bass guitars (tuned an octave lower). This adds a unique depth and richness to the sound.

In August 2013, The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble is planning to attend the World Youth Guitar Festival, a bi-annual event which will give the children the opportunity to work with professional tutors and composers, who will provide coaching, workshops, classes and more.  Proceeds from the concert will allow the group to subsidise the costs of attending this event,

Tickets priced at £8.00 (£5:00 for accompanied children under 16), are available from Liz Williamson  (01993) 832711, James Burgis (01993 830553) Milton Post Office, Wychwood Library and Wychwood Benefice Office. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and the ticket price includes an interval drink.

   

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 June 2013 - Midsummer Speed Fest at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Nr Gotherington, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD

The 6th Round of the 2013 Midland Hill Climb Championship, and 2nd Round of Prescott Gold Cup.  

Aside from the Midland Hill Climb Championship race meet, Prescott will be saying "G'day sport", as they give a big warm welcome to guests from "downunder". Six Aussie competitors from the Rob Roy Hill Climb, Victoria, Australia will go head-to-head against the Brits. The same car, the same specification, no Aussie rules apply, just one challenge for one cup. A bonzer day out guaranteed!

Attractions include: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ License Challenge, Richard Egger/HAS Speed Championship, Bugatti Owners’ Club and Paul Matty Sports Cars Classic Championship.

For Places to Stay:- Winchcombe Accommodation, Cheltenham Accommodation, Broadway Accommodation, Evesham Accommodation

Phone: 0044 (0)1242 673136 or 679796
Email: club@bugatti.co.uk; W: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/june2011.aspx

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

   

22nd and 23rd June / 21st – 22nd September -  Day Out with Thomas

Thomas and Friends are visiting the GWR again for another joyous riot on the rails with the cheeky blue star of the show, Thomas.

Ride not only with Thomas but also behind other steam and diesel engines, including Daisy, on the frequent trains between Cheltenham Race Course, Winchcombe and Toddington.

As well as all the action on the rails, there is plenty more to see and do including:-
Meet Sir Topham Hatt (better known as the Fat Controller!), Live re-enactments with Thomas and the Fat Controller, Fun and Games in the Imagination Station, Thomas face painting, A traditional Punch & Judy show, A family magic show,  A model railway exhibition, See the Troublesome Trucks, Back by popular demand - ride the narrow gauge railway at Toddington, Extra special fun - ride between Toddington and Winchcombe on a genuine London Routemaster bus

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
W: www.gwsr.com
E: James.edwards@gwsr.com
   

22 June to 19 July 2013 - Artists Group exhibition at The Corinium Museum, Cirencester

The Hidden Treasures event (see below) is accompanied by a group show, with one piece by each of the artists and makers taking part. Artist talks and opening: 11am-1pm, Saturday 22 June.

Celebrity Involvement

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is one of the world’s most recognised interior designers. With Changing Rooms now sweeping Chinese TV, his immense success grows. But, first and foremost, this artist is highly talented and classically trained. He is putting on a show encompassing art school, the Blackpool illuminations, room designs, applied decoration, as well as some more monumental canvases.

Cotswold Open Studios - more information can be found on www.creativesintobusiness.com.

For further information about this event, please contact Tessa Webb on 01285 651790 or tessa@creativesintobusiness.com.

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen painting
   

29 to 30 June, 9.30am-5.30pm - Hidden Treasures 2013 by Cotswold Open Studios at Cirencester

For those looking for something unique for the home, Open Studios events are the chance to acquire art and craft direct from local makers. This open studios event around Cirencester is highly distinguished.

Professional artists and makers have been selected so that the public can view the crème de la crème. There are so many creative people quietly working away. Many have international reputations. There will be over 38 exhibitors (at 18 venues), all within ten miles of Cirencester. Many of the venues are in stunning locations with beautiful gardens.

Cotswold Open Studios - more information can be found on www.creativesintobusiness.com.

For further information about this event, please contact Tessa Webb on 01285 651790 or tessa@creativesintobusiness.com.

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

Cotswold Open Studios logo
   

30 June 2013, 11am onwards - Chipping Norton Town Festival
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Town Centre, Chipping Norton - FREE

Put a date in your diary for this year’s Chipping Norton Town Festival. The all day event is free and offers something for everyone.  This year’s festival has a special Queen’s Diamond Jubilee theme and includes great live music in the town square, children’s fair–ground rides and face painting, a vintage car display, food stalls, local groups and information, raffle and tombola prizes and an opportunity to be part of The Eden Project’s ‘Big Lunch’.

This year’s musical line up welcomes back popular performers as well as new ones for 2012. Highlights include local residents and world famous musicians Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention, classical harpist David Watkins & award winning guitarist Craig Ogden. The festival is also featuring Oxfordshire’s Dance a La Plage, - hotly tipped by BBC Introducing as one of the freshest bands to look out for this year.

Check-out the festival website for the full line up, more information and how to get involved in what promises to be a great day.
www.chippingnortonfestival.com.

For more information about - Chipping Norton

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Norton Accommodation

 
   

Sunday 30 June 2013 - Celebrate Independence Day at Sulgrave Manor, home of George Washington’s British forefathers

On Sunday 30 June 2013 the Stars and Stripes will be fluttering over a host of American-themed activities at Sulgrave Manor, which will include historical re-enactments, live music, sport and food.  

Visitors can expect American Civil War battle re-enactment with live musket fire, cheerleaders, performances of live American music, an American BBQ with ice-cream sodas and baseball ‘hit and pitch’ on the manor's lawns.

Tours of the stone-built Tudor house will also be available throughout the day, offering visitors the chance to learn about the lives of George Washington’s ancestors from the house they built and lived in.  

Listings information:  
Sunday 30 June, 11am – 4pm, £2 adults, £1 children 
Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgave, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2SD 
01295 760 205. Web: www.sulgravemanor.org.uk.

For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation.
For more information about - Banbury

home of George Washington
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July

2013

Tuesday 2nd July 10am to 1pm - Free Valuation Day with Fellows Auctioneers

Tewkesbury Town Hall

Ever wondered what that family heirloom is worth or have items in the attic you are intrigued to know the value of? If so join us on Tuesday 2nd July at Tewkesbury Town Hall for a free valuation day!

Valuations of jewellery, watches, antiques & fine art, coins & medals and silver.

Free admission, no booking necessary

 

Festival_Players_website_logo_100Wednesday 3 July 2013, 7.00pm - ROMEO & JULIET by The Festival Players Theatre Company

Westonbirt School is delighted to invite you to join us on Wednesday 3 July at 7pm in the beautiful grounds of the school for a spectacular performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by The Festival Players Theatre Company..

Come and share the excitement, energy and passion of this fast-moving play which balances tragedy with comedy and romance. The Festival Players Theatre Company is a well established professional Gloucestershire-based company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare across the country.

Westonbirt School

The company was founded by actress and director Trish Knight-Webb who, in 1986, directed their first production of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Tickets: £14.50 adult, £5.00 students and under 18s; free for under 7s

Outdoor performance, please bring your own chairs/rugs/cushions & picnics.  The grounds will be open for picnics from 6pm ready for the performance to start at 7pm. There will be a Pimms bar available on site. Ample parking. Good disabled access to the grounds.

For more information or to book tickets please call Tania Warner on 01666 880333 or
Email: twarner@westonbirt.org. Address: Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG. 

 

5 to 7 July 2013 - Cornbury Music Festival

Cornbury Music Festival

Web: www.cornburyfestival.com

 

Saturday 6 July 2013 - Opera in Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Mozart's popular 'Don Giovanni' will be performed by Tessitoura Opera with a chamber orchestra in the magnificent medieval barn at 7.15pm.

Don Giovanni is a man who takes what he wants: money, women, lives... After the 'acccidental' death of the Commendatore, he sets in motion events which will become his undoing. Set in the modern day, this flirtatious gangster meets a sticky end in this dark comedy. Tickets cost £10 from Tessitoura on 07967 991902.

Gates open at 5.30pm and visitors are welcome to picnic in the grounds surrounding the Barn before the performance - please bring your own rugs/chairs.
Refreshments will be on sale during the interval. Free on-site parking available. Seating in the barn is unreserved.  

For more information about Winterbourne Medieval Barn please see www.winterbournebarn.org.uk

 
 

6 to 7 July 2013 - Annual Cotswold Show at Cirencester

This year’s Cotswold Show on 6 and 7 July at Cirencester Park marks the 25th anniversary of this fabulous family day out. To celebrate, the show site has been extended, over 50 attractions have been booked and there will be over 200 trade stands for a shopping extravaganza.

Early bird tickets, with big discounts on the gate price, are now on sale via the Show’s website www.cotswoldshow.co.uk. Family tickets are just £27 for 2 adults and up to 3 children, adult tickets are just £10 and children (3-12 years) are £4.  Under 3s are free. Headlining attractions in the main arena include The Imps Motorcycle Display Team, Scurry and Trials Driving, the Silver Stars Skydiving team and Cheshire Dog Display.

Cotswold Annual Show at Cirencester
 

19 to 21 July 2013 - CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall

The CLA Game Fair, is the world's leading Country Sport Event. This three day National Countryside Show offers a memorable day out for all the family, with masses of opportunity to try new experiences, meet the experts, watch entertaining displays and demonstrations, sample delicious British Food and Drink and shop til you drop.

If you enjoy the countryside and all that it entails, there really is something here for everyone! Web: www.gamefair.co.uk/countryside-day-out.html

For places to Stay see - Evesham Accommodation.

Game Fair at Ragley Hall
   

20 July to 21 July 2013 - The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Fairford Air Tattoo

Join Top Guns from around the globe for Europe’s greatest airshow and enjoy a thrilling seven hour flying display and static aircraft park of more than 200 aircraft – some never before seen in the UK. Celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in sparkling style as the RAF presents an aerial Royal Salute and get transported back in time for a taste of 1940’s life in the nostalgic Battle of Britain Village.

Experience the power and grace of the only flying Vulcan in the world as it take price of place in the Cold War Zone. With two miles of entertainment on the ground and non-stop action in the skies this is a great family day out - and under 16s go free!

Visit www.airtattoo.com or call our FREEPHONE ticket hotline 0800 107 1940

About the place of - Fairford.
For places to stay see - Fairford Accommodation, Lechlade Accommodation, Cirencester Accommodation, and Burford Accommodation.

   

13 July to 14 July 2013 - Cheltenham International Festival of Music
Town Hall and other venues, Box Office (01242) 227979.

A celebration to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth including a special production of Britten's Noye's Fludde in Tewkesbury Abbey, featuring 200 schoolchildren and sets and costumes designed by children's author/illustrator, and Festival Guest Director, James Mayhew.

Film critic Mark Kermode joins the City of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for a celebratory night of music written for the cinema

A performance of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky from Classical Brit Award winner Nicola Benedetti and her trio.

A cappella legends The Swingle Singers return to the Town Hall for a special 50th anniversary concert.

W: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

Cheltenham International Festival of Music

13 July - 14 July 2013

   

12 to 13 July 2013 - The South Cotswolds Beer Festival
100% Charity Fundraising Event organised by Yate & District Rotary Club. Held at the Rugby Ground, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol.

W: www.bs37.com/beer/

 
   

TBA July 2013 - Oxfordshire Craft Guild, West Ox Arts Exhibition, Town Hall, Market Square, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2JH

The Oxfordshire Craft Guild is a non-profit, membership organization of makers working in a range of crafts, each with their individual style.  The Guild believes that the use of materials to create beautiful objects enriches all of our lives and than an understanding of the processes and an appreciation of the results is an essential part of education.  

Select members from the Oxfordshire Craft Guild will be exhibiting their works in the gallery.

Oxfordshire Craft Guild
   

13th July 2012 to 14th July 2013 - Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Venue - On the fields behind the Tewkesbury Borough Council offices, Gloucester Road (part of the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury in 1471).

Already hailed as Europe's biggest and most spectacular medieval event, Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is planning to make this anniversary bigger and better than ever. The Battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses 1471.

There will be the usual battle featuring around 2000 knights, archers and men at arms, a colourful and authentic living history camp with families living in complete medieval style for the whole weekend, and a fascinating market selling everything from medieval pots and authentic costumes to toys and individual jewellery.

But this year plans are also in hand for a joust with knights on horseback meeting in combat, a huge street procession, entertainment both on the fair site and throughout the town and much, much more.

The festival will take place on fields behind the Tewkesbury Borough Council offices in Gloucester Road, part of the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury of 1471.

Ample parking is available, for a small charge. The site will be well marked from the town centre and from junction 9 of the M5.
W: www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
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13th - 14th July 2013

   

13th July 2013 - The Battle Proms Concerts at Blenheim Palace

A Battle Proms classical music spectacular with cannons, cavalry, spitfire air display and fireworks!!

As well as performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, the Battle Proms is the only concert that stages Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony' (Wellington's Victory). Beethoven scored this piece for 193 cannons! We rise to this challenge by following his original score with the full complement of cannons ~ a unique and magnificent spectacle.
W: www.battleproms.com/open-air-concerts/blenheim-palace-open-air-concert-picnic-prom.html

   

14 July 2013 - Art Couture Painswick Festival

Art Couture Painswick Festival

The Art Couture Painswick festival takes place this year on Sunday 14th July 2013. Set in the streets and the iconic churchyard of the village, the festival features a competition for Art Couture: works of art that are displayed on the body.

Savannah Miller, Daniel Chadwick and Beatrix Ong - three of the judges from 2011The  competition is open to all.  Large prizes are available for the winners, and the competition is judged by a celebrity panel from the worlds of art and fashion.

The village streets are closed to traffic and hosts stalls selling high quality craft, food, drink and produce. There are live music and dance performances on three stages, street performers and participatory events such as workshops and the opportunity to get involved with creating artwork.

The Themes for the next festival are:-

World Where You Live
Metamorphosis
Well Suited
Head Gear

W: www.acpfestival.co.uk; Twitter: @ACPainswick; Facebook: facebook.com/ACPainswick

For more about the location see - Painswick

For Places to Stay see - Painswick Accommodation

   

22 July 2012 - Camers listed Elizabethan farmhouse

Camers listed Elizabethan farmhouse is opening the gardens again this year under the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 22nd July 2 pm – 5.30 pm and shall be serving teas and cakes.  Admission for adults is £4 and children are free.
Address: Camers, Badminton Road, Old Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6RG.  For further details visit www.camers.org.  All proceeds to the NGS.

 
   

25 July to 28 July 2013 - Warwick Folk Festival

If you've not been for years, come and see what's changed. If you've never been to Warwick Folk Festival, come and see what you're missing!
Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year.

Since its humble beginnings in 1979, the annual Warwick Folk Festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded folk events on the national and international scene, attracting fans from all over Britain and as far afield as the USA and Australia.
W: www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

25th - 28th July 2013

   

26th to the 28th July 2013 - Heritage Diesel Weekend

The GWR ever-popular Diesel gala returns.

As well as an intensive service of diesel hauled trains and a DMU service, the gala will include an Open Day at the newly built Toddington Diesel Shed with an under-cover model railway exhibition, a number of 'behind the scenes' and 'how it works' displays relating to diesel locomotives, and an opportunity to get an 'up close' view of two long term overhaul projects on a class 47 and a class 37 including cab visits.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
W: www.gwsr.com
E: James.edwards@gwsr.com
   
27th & 28th July  2013 - Tortworth Vintage Transport Show
Showground off the B4509, Wickwar,
South Gloucestershire (Nr. Bristol) GL12 8LF

Steam Engines, Displays,  Collections, Farm Tractors, Fair Organs, Fairground,  Military Vehicles, Vintage & Classic Cars,Period Caravans, Motorbikes, Commercial Vehicles, Auto jumble.

Plus much more

For full details please see the website - W: www.shakespearesrally.com

Directions: - from the M5 Jct 14 take B4509 for Main Gate. - AA Sign posted
 
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August

2013

2 to 4 August 2013 - Welcome to The Festival of British Eventing

This renowned event takes place at Gatcombe Park, spectacular home of the Princess Royal and her family and incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships.

As well as a weekend of top class eventing there will be a shopping village, arena attractions and entertainment for all the family.

W: www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk

Gatcombe Horse Trials
   

2 August to 4 August - Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza
at South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, GL7 5QD
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The 39th annual Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza will take place at South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester from Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August 2013. The show attracts more than 15,000 visitors over the three days and raises money for both local and national charities including the Cobalt Appeal Fund and Diabetes UK. The show has grown dramatically in recent years and is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK. Attracting thousands of exhibits from all corners of the British Isles and some from further afield - it really is a nostalgic road trip into bygone years.

Historical show vehicles Steam driven vehicles

The show is packed full of exhibits, displays and stalls to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Alongside the hundreds of vintage vehicles will be the popular steam driven vintage fun fair, 'electric yachts', the waltzer, the big wheel, the steam-driven 'gallopers', face painting, dodgems, a ghost train and traditional arcade games. The popular Ken Fox Wall of Death will make a welcome return for 2013 and wow the crowds as they perform tricks, acrobatics and high-speed chases on their 1920’s Indian motorcycles.
The Animal and Countryside selection features a diverse range of animals including poultry, Shire Horses, rare breeds, Alpacas and Ferrets and also promotes animal welfare.

The Countryside Arena has demonstrations throughout the weekend including Horse Logging, Falconry and new for 2013 the Paws for Thought Display Team, performing unusual retrieves, and tricks such as jumping through fire, Jack Russell ladder walking and zip wire and Flyball Agility Races. Child and adult participation is encouraged, culminating in a "meet the dogs and team" session. The talented dog and handler team have performed at Crufts and have appeared on numerous television shows from Britain's Got Talent to The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

What’s more, by attending the event, you’ll also be supporting both local and national charities.

Discounted tickets are available to buy online at www.glossteamextravaganza.com or from Cirencester Tourist Information Centre, located next to the Corinium Museum. Public enquiries contact T: 01453 890891.

   

3 August to 4 August 2013 - Prescott Hill Climb
Vintage Sports Car Club Meeting

Vintage Classic Hill ClimbThis very popular event is organised by the VSCC and for further information please contact the VSCC on tel.no. 01608 644777.

This event attracts many enthusiasts and is one of the most prestigious events in the Hill Climb calendar. www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/VSCC2011.aspx

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation; Cheltenham Accommodation; Broadway Accommodation; Evesham Accommodation

Prescott Speed Hill Climb
   

7th to 11th August 2013 - The NAF Five Star International
Hartpury Horse Trials

In just five years the Gloucestershire-based horse trials (previously known as the Hartpury Three Day Event) has developed into one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar, with sporting action ranging across one, two and three star levels.

Last year saw the inaugural three star competition which was supported by many of the world’s leading competitors. The 10,000 strong crowd witnessed top eventing stars in action, including World and European Champion Zara Phillips, Andrew Hoy, Mary King, Matt Ryan and Andrew Nicholson. Website: www.hartpury.ac.uk

   

Saturday 10th August 2013 at 2.30pm
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE

We are delighted to welcome back the Festival Players who this year will perform Shakespeare's wonderful fantasy comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.  This well-loved play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons, including the adventures of four young lovers and a troop of hilarious amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies of the forest in which most of the play is set.  As in Shakespeare’s day, the play will be performed with an all-male cast and these skilled professional actors invite you to share in the colour, poetry, and magical mayhem of this popular play.  A summer afternoon's fun for all ages.

The performance starts in the Barn at 2.30pm.  Seating is unreserved.  Free parking is available on site, and the gates will open from 12 noon if you would like to picnic in the grounds beforehand.  Liquid refreshments will be on sale.

Tickets cost £12.50 (£9 for children/students).  To reserve tickets or check availability  please contact Tony Harding on 01454 772285 or email Tony@wellcottage.com, www.Winterbournebarn.org.uk

Midsummer Night's Dream
   

24 to 26 August 2013 - Stow-on-the-Wold Cotswold Festival
Food — Fashion — Fun

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2013.
The theme draws on the abundance of high quality fashion and food outlets in this famous and picturesque Cotswold town.
With many local celebrities expected to support the wide variety of entertainment and events planned throughout the town, this promises to be an exciting weekend for all ages and one not to be missed!

For up to date details please visit www.stowcotswoldfestival.com

For Places to Stay see - Stow Accommodation
For more information about the town see - Stow-on-the-Wold

 
   

25 August 2013 - Winchcombe Annual Show

This show offers something for everyone. A traditional flower show, Punch & Judy, crafts, stalls, dog scurry, stone walling, wood carving, Morris dancing, bouncy castle, Winchcombe concert brass band, Dress the Mummy, children's go karts, fortune teller, street entertainers, skittles and golf competitions, a magician and much much more. The highlight for 2013 is The Sheep Show; very cleverly devised, highly entertaining and extremely informative, a rare combination. Don’t miss “The sheep show Hustle” dancing sheep!
Irresistible homemade cakes in the tea tent. Licensed bar, healthy eating refreshments, ice creams.

Also Run Winchcombe on Sunday 25 August 2013.
See www.winchcombeshow.org.uk/. 12 noon to 5.30pm Adult £3, Child £1

 
   

24, 25, and 26 August 2013 - Fishing Festival, Crown Meadow, Evesham

THIS AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY * 48000 VISITORS
THE UK TOP ANGLERS *ATTRACTIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY * FREE ENTRY * CRAFT VILLAGE & FUN FAIR

The Evesham Festival is like no other angling festival in the country. Three
days of fierce competition, star names in action, a tented village to
explore and a fun day out for all the family is always guaranteed. I cannot
think of a better place to be for an August Bank Holiday weekend! It's a
spectacle that you cannot afford to miss!

Festival Website:- www.eveshamfestival.com

For place information see - Evesham Riverside Town
For Places to Stay see - Evesham Accommodation and Broadway Accommodation

Evesham Fishing Festival
   

31 August 2013 - The 126th Hawkesbury Horticultural Society Show Gates open at 12.30 p.m.
President : His Grace the Duke of Beaufort

PictureHawkesbury Show attracts around 2,500 visitors each year. The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest and best fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as crafts, home baking, wine, photographs and pictures.

Another key part of the show is the wonderful carnival procession that runs through the village and into the arena on the recreation ground. The beer tent is well stocked and there are plenty of stalls to browse. If its thrills you are after then the funfair is where you'll be headed with dodgems, waltzers and plenty more.

With entertainment in the central arena, fairground rides, a deer roast, beer tent, raffle, live music from a local silver band, archery displays and local crafts and produce stalls there is something for everyone. The popular carnival procession begins with the crowning of the carnival queen before travelling through the village to the Show Ground.

Hawkesbury Show, Hawkesbury Horticultural Society, Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire, UK.

Web: www.hawkesburyshow.org

   

24 to 26 August 2013 - Festival of the Tree at Westonbirt

Tree-discovering family activities, expert carvers, local music, great food and over 100 exhibitors make up Treefest, Westonbirt Arboretum's signature summer event.

Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, nr Tetbury (01666) 880220
Web: www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-treefest.

   

23, 24, 25 August 2013 - Upton-upon-Severn Music Festival

Upton-on-Severn Music Festival

For Places to Stay see - Upton-upon-Severn Accommodation
For information about the town see - Upton-upon-Severn

Confirmed for this years musical line up as follows:
Alexander O'Neal, Slade, Toyah Wilcox, Bucks Fizz, Chesney Hawkes, Bad Manners, Neville Staple Band, The Troggs, China Crisis, The Wurzels, and many many more

We also have a second stage with over 40 up and coming and local acts, a top of the pops disco tent (Featuring Pat Sharp DJ set Headlinging), a variety Tent with entertainment acts and a massive trading village within the festival.

Web: www.uptonfestival.co.uk
   

26 to 27 August 2013 – The Best of British Show, brand new event at Cotswold Airport GL7 6BA

This family event offers visitors two fun-packed days out combining the Best of British aviation, automotive, agriculture and music.

Best of British Air Show

Cotswold Airport is famous for its annual air show and aviation fans need not be disappointed with a three-hour air show for all to enjoy.  British military favourites the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Hawk and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are joined by civilian display teams such as Tiger Nine with a nostalgic nine-ship Tiger Moth display and Ultimate High who will provide an unlimited 'gyroscopic' aerobatic display. 

The show arena is sure to entertain animal lovers with lurcher and ferret racing, the Lamb National and an RSPCA-sponsored dog show with live commentary.  Children, young and old, can get up close and personal with spiders, snakes, meercats and chickens at the interactive wildlife zoo and short talks and educational displays will be provided by Wildlife Displays, an established mobile zoo since 1978. 

A classic car exhibition featuring iconic British brands such as Rolls Royce will display a variety of vintage vehicles, while military vehicles symbolising the Best of British transport from the Armed Forces completes the journey through Britain’s colourful motoring heritage.

When it’s time to kick back and relax, a sound stage featuring up and coming local bands and traditional British music from yesteryear provides the perfect ambience, while a traditional fun fair adds to the nostalgia of the event. 

Locally-sourced food and drink can be found in the country-fair style Craft Tent featuring organic, quality British produce.  And don’t miss the Red London Bus when it’s time for a beer or glass of Pimms!

The Best of British Show will be supporting four charities over the weekend; The RAF Benevolent Fund, Fly2Help, Help for Heroes and the RSPCA.

Tickets are £15 in advance and can be purchased online at www.bestofbritishshow.co.uk and from tourist information centres around the region.

Address: Kemble Air Services Ltd., The Control Tower, Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, GL7 6BA

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmesbury and Minchinhampton

   

26th AUGUST 2013 - Winchcombe Country Show
at Winchcombe Senior School Field, 12 noon ~ 5.30 p.m.

This show offers something for everyone. A traditional flower show, falconry display, fire eaters, Punch & Judy, crafts, stalls, dog scurry, stone walling, wood carving, Morris dancing, bouncy castle, scarecrows, Maize Maze, Winchcombe concert brass band, Dress the Mummy, children's go karts, fortune teller, street entertainers, skittles and golf competitions and much much more. Irresistible homemade cakes in the tea tent. Licensed bar, healthy eating refreshments, ice creams.

Also Run Winchcombe on Sunday 25 August 2013. See www.winchcombeshow.org.uk/.
12 noon to 5.30pm Adult £3, Child £1

For more information about the place see - Winchcombe
For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

 
   

23 to 24 August 2013 - Annual Frocester Beer Festival

The annual Frocester Beer Festival is run in conjuction with Frocester Cricket Club at the cricket club's ground in the hamlet of Frocester near Stonehouse, Stroud.

There is parking and a camp-site (with public amenities, but non reservable pitches), a stage with a complete programme of live music throughout the festival, hot food, and most importantly, over 100 different cask-conditioned real ales from more than 50 breweries around the UK.  There is also a large selection of wines along with cider and perry.  Over the years this event has proved to be a highlight in many people's calendar, and has been a very successful way for us to raise further money for charity. www.dursleylions.org/frocesterbeerfestival.htm

Frocester Beer Festival

23 to 24 August 2013

   

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury School, Tewkesbury GL20 8DF

Sunday 18th August  2013

**     Bar       ***       Ice Creams       ***      BBQ      ***    Amusements      **

Entry £5 per Adult       Children Free

www.tewkesburyclassiccar.org     For all enquiries please contact Rob Davies 01386 725477

   

26 August 2013 (Bank Holiday Monday) - Berkeley Agricultural Show

One of the country’s traditional Shows. Livestock, food halls, displays, demonstrations, trade stands in the grounds of Berkeley Castle.

Opening/Closing Times: Monday 9-5pm. Admission: £8 Adult, OAP's & Kids £5, Family £20, £10 for a car on the showground.
For further information call the Show Secretary, Christine Carter,
on: 01453 543 335. Website: www.berkeleyshow.com

Berkeley Agricultural Show

26 August 2013

   

26 August 2013 - Bourton Football in the River

Take your places on the banks of the river Windrush in
Bourton-on-the-Water for Football in the River 2013 kicks off once again on bank holiday Monday.

A fete will be held from 11am, with the football match kicking-off at 4pm.

 
   

31 August to 29 September 2013 - Downton Abbey Costume Exhibition

West Ox Arts Gallery at Bampton, in association with Carnival Films, presents a costume exhibition featuring 10 of the costumes used in the filming of Series 3, and artwork by Pip Shuckburgh and Esther Hepworth.

From 2pm Saturday 31st August to Sunday 29th September

Adult admission £5 (Children 12 years and under £3)
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Due to the popularity of Downton Abbey TV series, the outdoor filming of which takes place in the village of Bampton, entry will be by timed tickets only

See website for details of our opening times

Group parties and coaches by Prior Appointment Only

www.westoxarts.com

 
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September

2013

29 August 2013 to 1 SEPTEMBER 2013 - DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Kemble Airfield, Nr Cirencester, Glos

The Didmarton Bluegrass Festival are pleased to announce their full 2010 festival line-up which includes international stars such as the grammy award winning Peter Rowan, the phenomenal Claire Lynch Band, plus the best in top-class UK acoustic talent.

Didmarton is the premier festival of its kind in the UK and incorporates a variety of genres including, folk, blues, rockabilly and all things acoustic.

Established 22 years ago, Didmarton is undoubtedly the friendliest festival you will attend all year with two stages, bonfires, banjo's, great food and the cheapest beer on the festival circuit!
W: www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
   

31 August to 1 September  2013 - Prescott Hill Cimb - British & Midland Championships Weekend.

The Prescott Gold Cup Weekend

The 17 round series runs from Scotland to Devon and from the Channel Islands to Northern Ireland and features a huge variety of cars from humble saloons through to F1-engined, purpose built single-seaters running within a class structure. Come and see the fastest cars and drivers on what is often the deciding round of the Championship 

Other attractions: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ Licence Challenge, Shell Fuels Hill Climb Championship, Y Gelli Book Auctions Challenge Trophy, 2nd round of the Midland Hill Climb Championship, Prescott Gold Cup,  Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championship and the NHCA Motor Cycles 

The Prescott Gold Cup is open to all members of the Bugatti Owners Club. At the beginning of the season times are set for each class. Competitors who beats the target time for his or her class by the greatest margain over the three national events, wins the acolade. This is the decider!

Phone: 0044 (0)1242 673136 or 679796
Email: club@bugatti.co.uk

W: www.bugatti.co.uk/september2011.aspx

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

   

1 September 2013 - The Petticoat Fair, Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

The Petticoat Fair was a sell out day for vintage fans last year, and the event is back again on Sunday 1st September for more nostalgic glamour!

The  fabulous event includes 40s and 50s inspired vintage stalls and retro themed workshops, this year set in the pretty Tithe Barn in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham 11am- 4pm.

Admission is £5, all proceeds going to WellChild, the national charity for sick children. The first 200 advance tickets receive a free goody bag!

Entry will include access to free workshops (including vintage crafts and 40s and 50s hair and beauty) as well as being able to browse around high quality vintage stalls which will encompass vintage fashion, replica vintage, textiles, art, jewellery and more. There will also be cream teas available to buy to fuel your shopping for the afternoon!

Why not take part in the Vintage charity shop this year, and bring along any vintage items you wish to donate to raise funds for WellChild. Or take part in one of our up-cycling workshops and transform tired t-shirts into something new!

To book visit www.wellchild.org.uk, email jessakino@wellchild.org.uk or phone: 0845 458 8171

   

7th SEPTEMBER 2013 - Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show

The Moreton-in-Marsh Show is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show and the leading agricultural event in the County. It is held in the extreme north of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds on the first Saturday in September each year.

Competitions are held for horses, ponies, cattle [including the National Show of Poll Hereford cattle], sheep [including the National Show of Cotswold Sheep], goats, poultry, dogs, homecrafts, flowers, vegetables and even scarecrows.   Around 250 tradestands provide everything from a tractor to a toy and a wide selection of food and drink - both to eat at once and to take home.

Telephone:  08708 777409
Website:  www.moretonshow.co.uk

   

7 September 2013 - Whittington Village Show
whittington show

A traditional village show in a small Cotswold village 5 miles east of Cheltenham. This show has been going over 40 years!

Location : Whittington, Cheltenham, GL54 4HD, Date : Saturday 07 September 2013, Time : 2 – 5 pm

•  Fun Dog Show
•  Whittington Printing Press open
•  Whittington Church and Court (Grade 1 listed house) open
•  Gloucestershire Constabulary Band, Tractors, Crafts.
•  Show exhibits in Photography, Cookery, Flowers, Produce, Handicrafts and Children’s sections.
•  Stalls, Teas, Cakes, local Produce, Organic Beef, BBQ, Cider, Bric-a-brac, Books, Raffle
Free Admission. Car Parking available £1.50.
We look forward to seeing you there!

   

12th to 15th September 2013 -
The Blenheim International Horse Trials

One of the world's premier three-star three-day events. Set in the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace, at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and with the Palace as the back drop for all main arena action, the horse trials  offers a fabulous opportunity to see some of the world's finest riders and their horses compete against one another in a truly spectacular environment.
www.blenheim-horse.co.uk

   

14th - 15th September 2013 - Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival

The seventh annual Stratford Food Festival will be the biggest and best yet! We’ve moved to a larger site at the Stratford Racecourse to cope with rapid growth, and this year are aiming to attract a record 20,000 visitors to the event.

News of the venue switch comes hot on the heels of the Festival being nominated as one of three finalists in the TouchFM Tourism Initiative of the Year category of the Pride of Stratford awards.  
  
Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm

With exhibitors, experts, and artisan producers from the local area and across the country, the Food Festival promises to be a great day out for the whole family, with food, drink and fun to suit all taste buds.

We have over 100 stalls boasting delicious products, from cupcakes and confectionery to kitchen gadgets and delectable drinks, as well as two demonstration theatres, an interactive workshop area, kids’ activities, live music all day and much more!

Our headline acts for the Festival are Paul Hollywood, star of the BBC’s Great British Bake-Off, and Sophie Michell, healthy eating expert and former co-presenter of the ITV series Cook Yourself Thin. Both will be providing live demonstrations.

Discounted tickets are now available for a limited time only from the website www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk. Under 16s go free. Free Parking at the racecourse and free shuttle bus to the town centre.

For Places to Stay see - Stratford upon Avon Accommodation
For more information about the town see - Places to Visit Stratford

   

14th September 2013 - Newent Onion Fayre

The Newent Onion Fayre is back once again, complete with the opportunity to witness the world-famous onion eating competition with your very own teary eyes.

More Information: Onion Fayre

   

Chadlington Late Summer Fayre

Sunday 8th September – on the Stocks, Chadlington Oxon OX7 3UB (opposite Café de la Post)

Chadlington Fayre

 
   
8th September 2013 - Frampton Country Fair
Frampton on Severn, Glos. 10am to 5.30pm.
www.framptoncountryfair.co.uk
   

Sunday 15 September 2012 - 10th Anniversary Event at Farncombe Cotswold Estate

A Royal Celebration!

Farncombe Courses celebrates its 10th anniversary with a right royal knees-up Sunday 15th September 2013

Join us for a fabulous celebration of a decade of lifelong learning, wonderful weekends and study breaks in the Cotswolds!

Kate WilliamsOn Sunday September 15th we welcome one of the country’s foremost Royal historians, Kate Williams, to talk on the topic of “A Baby in the Palace: the Infancy of Princess Victoria.”
Kate specialises in royal history and was a key commentator for the 2011 royal wedding. She presented Timewatch: Young Victoria for BBC2, acclaimed by The Guardian as “telly history at its best.” Or you may have seen her in all three series of The Great British Bake Off…

Also speaking is another young historian, Victoria McGuinness, Projects Manager for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford. Her presentation features artefacts from the collections of the museum, which is soon to open a new wing in Broadway.
Victoria’s talk is “Monarchs and Marketing: How Royals Managed their PR through Art.”

There are two ticket options:

The Full Works from 1.30pm -£40 starting with a Great British lunch: roast beef, Yorkshires & apple pie…including both talks, with tea, cake and sing-song to finish
Talks and Tea from 3pm – £25 to include both talks, with tea, cake and sing-song to finish
To book your ticket, please call us on 0333 456 8580

Venue address - Farncombe Courses, Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ

   

15th September 2013 - Chippenham Half Marathon

So many people told us how much they enjoyed the Chippenham Half Marathon in 2012 and wanted us to do it again that Chippenham Harriers are going to give it another go on....

Sunday 15th September 2013 at 9.30am
at Chippenham Sports Club

www.chippenhamhalfmarathon.co.uk
Start Time: 09:30, Cost: £15 affiliated, £17 unaffiliated

 
   

20 September to 22 September 2013 - Charlbury Street Fair

Charlbury Street Fair 2012The main purpose of Street  Fair, whilst entertaining visitors and locals alike,  is to raise money for the upkeep of The Corner House and the War Memorial Hall, the two community buildings that play such an important part in the lives of so many people in and around Charlbury.

Street Fair has taken place in Charlbury since the early 1950s and this year we are extremely pleased to announce that Charlbury’s very own Miss Oxfordshire Inspiration – Layla Claridge will be carrying out the formal opening at 2pm on Saturday 21st Sept.
Timetable:-

Friday 20th
6:30pm - Egg Throwing Competition outside the Rose & Crown, Church Street, Charlbury

Saturday 21st  
1:30pm – Children’s Fancy Dress Competition on the Playing Close, Charlbury
1:45pm – Children’s Parade from the Playing Close to Church Street
2:00pm Grand Opening by Miss Oxfordshire Inspiration = Layla Claridge and our own Street Fair King and Queen – Amie Cooper and Mitch Ward
2:00pm to 5:00pm – Afternoon entertainment including:-

    • Fairground Amusements & Rides
    • Children’s Electric Go-Karts
    • Tina’s Dance Troupe
    • Morris Dancing
    • Punch & Judy
    • Sol Samba – Oxford’s Brazilian Carnival Band
    • Vintage and Classic Cars
    • Charlbury Fire Engine
    • …and much more!

5:00pm – Grand Auction
7:00pm – Evening Entertainment – Music, singing and dancing in Church Street

Sunday 22nd
10:30am - 10K Run and 5K Fun Run or Walk through Glorious Cornbury Park by kind permission of Lord & Lady Rotherwick.

Visit www.charlburystreetfair.org for further information or email info@charlburystreetfair.org
   

15th September 2013 - Classic Vehicle Day

Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains and you have a very special day out.  Classic Vehicle Days provide you with just that when Toddington Station car park is covered with classic cars, motorcycles, commercials, buses etc.

W: www.gwsr.com; E: James.edwards@gwsr.com

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
   

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Pig Face Day at Avening

Hello......Avening wants to tell you that the Pig Face Day and Queen Matilda's Feast is being celebrated in full costume, with hog roast, jesters and band and starts in the church at 6pm. The celebrations will finish about 10pm.

Pig Face Day  held on Holy Cross Day in September in Avening.  
Starting at 6pm with the Traditional Candlelit service with the presentation of a Boar's Head by Queen Matilda.  Everyone is invited in Medieval dress to commemorate the one and only commissioning of a Church by a Queen of England. The service is followed by a torchlight procession to the Feast where there are to be Jesters, Jugglers and fire eaters.

All enquiries (we can help with costumes) to Click Mitchell at clickmitchell@aol.com or tel. 01453 836390.

 
   

Fri 20 Sept. Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall St, OXFORD, OX1 2DH. 7.30pm. £10 (£8 conc) from paulspray@hotmail.com. 01865 769206.

Moonrakers (www.moonrakers.net) are four consummate musicians playing harp, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Irish bouzouki and female/male vocals, Moonrakers specialise in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, presenting “exquisite music” (BBC). They are rapidly creating a buzz in the world of acoustic music, with three albums receiving glowing reviews in the music press (“Just OOZES quality”- Living Tradition; “highly infectious”- Maverick) and appearances at many festivals, arts centres and churches in the South. This "fine organic collection of apt musicianship" (Earbuzz) displays "a true respect for the British folk tradition" (eMusic).

   

13th to 21st September 2013 - Jane Austen Festival Bath

Throughout Bath events are organised by the Jane Austen Festival team under the guidance of Jackie Herring the Festival Director. Entrance to each event is by ticket and those go on sale at the Bath Festivals Box Office a few months before the start. Becoming a Friend of the Jane Austen Festival ensures you get first choice of tickets, essential for those events with limited numbers.

The most spectacular day each year is the first Saturday, when the festival officially ‘opens’ with the Regency Costumed Promenade through the streets of Bath. Promenaders from all over the world dress in 18th Century attire led by our Town Crier and accompanied by soldiers and sailors adding extra colour to the proceedings.

Website: www.janeausten.co.uk

   

21st to 22nd September 2013 -  Day Out with Thomas

Thomas and Friends are visiting the GWR again for another joyous riot on the rails with the cheeky blue star of the show, Thomas.

Ride not only with Thomas but also behind other steam and diesel engines, including Daisy, on the frequent trains between Cheltenham Race Course, Winchcombe and Toddington.

As well as all the action on the rails, there is plenty more to see and do including:-
Meet Sir Topham Hatt (better known as the Fat Controller!), Live re-enactments with Thomas and the Fat Controller, Fun and Games in the Imagination Station, Thomas face painting, A traditional Punch & Judy show, A family magic show,  A model railway exhibition, See the Troublesome Trucks, Back by popular demand - ride the narrow gauge railway at Toddington, Extra special fun - ride between Toddington and Winchcombe on a genuine London Routemaster bus

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway logo
W: www.gwsr.com
E: James.edwards@gwsr.com
   

22 September 2013 - Clypping Ceremony,
St Mary's Church, Painswick. This is held on Feast Sunday, the Sunday after Feast of Nativity of St Mary. The church is 'clypped' or embraced by parishioners while the 'Clypping Hymn' is sung.

This ceremony is said to symbolise the parishioners' love of their church. This Feast Day was once notorious in Painswick for riotous behaviour and for 'Puppy-dog pies' said to have been baked by a publican desperate for meat to feed the visiting crowds. This is still celebrated by baking china dogs into pies and cakes sold on the day.

Further details - Clypping Ceremony

   

22 September 2013 - Harvest Fayre at Sulgrave Manor 

On Sunday 22nd September we are hosting a fun filled day for the whole family. Come along and enjoy Harvest festivities, food, drink and craft stalls, vintage tractors, live folk music and dancing, Morris Men, children's activities and join Meg in the kitchen to find out about Harvest traditions (additional £3.00 applies).

Listings information:  
Sunday 22 September, 11am – 4pm, £2 adults, £1 children 
Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgave, Nr.Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2SD 
01295 760 205 www.sulgravemanor.org.uk

Sulgrave Manor

The home of George Washington's ancestors

   

28 & 29 September 2013 - Creative Campden Events Weekend

Creative Campden is delighted to announce a weekend of creativity, with over thirty creatives taking part and a wealth of demonstrations – an event not to be missed.

A full programme of demonstrations will be available on our website a week before the event. We look forward to seeing you.

Arthur Cunynghame. Creative Campden
arthur@loosechippings.org ; www.creativecampden.co.uk

 
   

29th September 2013 - Chippy Jazz And Music

Chipping Norton Jazz and Music Festival

For the 16th year, Chipping Norton is proud to present a day of jazz and music around the town, much of it free to attend.  Once again Chippy will be throbbing to the sounds of live bands:

-       Swing from Paris with Jo Silver and Tom ‘Spats’ Langham
-       Silverthorne & Rachel Chai
-       CNS Allstars
-       Dickie White’s Allstars Walking Jazz Band
-       Backroom Music Boys
-       Fiddlebop
-       Evenlode Jazz Band
-       Eric Stevens Jazz Band
-       Perry Lock and his Trio
-       Hot Fingers
-       Carl Sinclair Boogie Duo
-       Softshoe Trio

Ticketed events include:

  • Jazz Improvisation Workshop - 1000-1200 with saxophonist Sue Greenway B Mus. in the Town Hall.  Bookings £12 (£10 students) in advance from saxsue@gmail.com
  • School Jazz Band Concert - 1400-1700 in the Town Hall featuring bands from 4 schools.  Entry £2 on the door or in advance from Jaffe & Neale Bookshop in Chipping Norton.
  • The Chequers Inn - 'Spats' Langham and his Hot Fingers Trio 1530-1730.  Tickets £5 available from The Chequers Inn and Jaffe & Neale Bookshop in Chipping Norton.
  • Evening Concert - 1945 - 2215 in the Town Hall - 'Swing From Paris and Friends' including singer Jo Silver and 'Spats' Langham playing jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  Tickets £16 (£12 for under-15s) from Chipping Norton Theatre Box Office tel 01698 642350 or online from www.chippingnortontheatre.com.

More information from www.chippyjazz.org.uk
All profits go to :  Lawrence Home Nursing Team, SpecialEffect, End Polio Now and Rotary charities.
Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Chipping Norton

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October

2013

Sat 5 to Sun 6 October 2013 - American Classic Autum Weekend at Prestcott Hill Climb

This all American Stars and Stripes weekend celebrates the biggest, brightest, and brashest cars this side of the pond. Special display of American car clubs and motorcycles from Pontiacs, Mustangs, Cadillac's, Chevy's to Flatheads, Hotrods, Indian's, Harley's and Custom Choppers. 

Entry list for Saturday 5th October & Sunday 6th October - tbc
Gates open 8.30am
Dedicated American Car Lot Parking in the Orchard

The Paddock will be buzzing with hot rockin' music from The Bravo Boys, show cars, and high octane entertainment. Special performances include stilt walkers, vegas showgirls and the legendary Demon Drome Wall of Death motorcycle show (the oldest wall of death in existance). The Demon Drome use original 1920's Indian Motorcycles as they perform death defying tricks and stunts on a vertical raceway just inches from your eyes. (All entertainment is included in the admission price).

Other attractions: Saturday: Bugatti Owners Club, Austin Healey Sport Speed Championship, Midland Automobile Club, Porsche Club GB, Scimitar and Sabre Speed Championship 

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

W: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/
october2011.aspx

   

3 October to 6 October 2013 - 11th Tetbury Musical Festival

The full programme is available now.
Website: www.tetburymusicfestival.org.uk

 
   

9 to 13 October 2013 Horse of the Year Show at the NEC

The UK's biggest indoor equestrian event, Horse of the Year Show.
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), which takes place at The NEC.

NEC hosts the finals of the most highly regarded national showing and show jumping championships and celebrates the end of the competitive season in true style with five days action packed with all things equestrian. From stunning displays to tense competition to endless shopping HOYS is a spectacular not to missed.

Website: www.hoys.co.uk

   

TBA October 2013 - Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival

International soprano, Lesley Garrett headlines the 17th Stratford on Avon Music Festival and will be appearing at the Civic Hall on the last night of the Festival - Sunday 21st October. The Civic Hall also plays host to Jazz legend Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen on Friday 19th October.

This year's Festival theme is “In Tune with Nature”, and the varied programme really does include something for everyone! The Town Hall lunchtime concerts will once more be a focal point with one or sometimes two, evening concerts each day of the highest quality.

Keep checking the website for news and updates.
Website: www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

   
4th to 13th October 2013 - The Cheltenham Literature Festival,

With its signature blend of award-winning writers, world-renowned thinkers and international star names the Festival has come a long way since its 9 events in 1949 – now attracting over 100,000 visitors to hundreds of events every year. At its heart the festival still rejoices in the joy of books, the thrill of debate and the unique interaction between writer and reader.

Box Office 0844 576 7979 - www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature

   

12 October 2013 - A TAPESTRY OF MUSIC, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham

Following a highly enjoyable July evening comprising a guided tour of the gardens of Highgrove House, followed by a reception and music performed by the choir, Jubilate Chamber Choir’s next concert will be a performance of music ancient, modern, sacred and secular from Byrd to Brahms, Hassler to Haydn, Buxtehude to Bernstein and a sprinkling of Mozart, Schubert, Franck and Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity on top.  

Saturday 12 October 2013  7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8JJ

Tickets £10.00, £8.00(Senior citizens), £6.00(under 21s) available in advance from Musical Instruments, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham (Tel: 01242  517635) or at the door.
Jubilate Choir logo
   

13 October 2013 - Wedding Fayre at Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor is a beautiful wedding venue all year round and this year we are hosting a Wedding Fayre on Sunday 13th October to bring together local suppliers catering for all your wedding needs. Join us for wine tasting, a hog roast and a great day out. 

Listings information:  
Sunday 13 October, FREE entry, 11am - 4pm
Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgave, Nr.Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2SD 
01295 760 205 www.sulgravemanor.org.uk

Sulgrave Manor

The home of George Washington's ancestors

   

Saturday 19th October, Chadlington Apple Day, 12-3.30-pm Memorial Hall

Apple Day is a British calendar event all about celebrating the vast array of apple varieties.

Chadlington is one of the few Cotswold villages to host an Apple Day event. It's a local charity fundraising day designed to celebrate the diversity of apples within the context of Autumn and rural life in the beautiful Cotswolds.

There will be a hog roast with home-made apple sauce, apple cider, freshly-pressed apple juice, apple pies, apple cakes and much more. If you are lucky enough to have apple trees or are interested in growing apples, Andy Howard from Heritage Fruit Trees will be on hand for the afternoon to answer all your questions.

You will also find bee experts on hand, rural crafts such as willow weaving and spinning, pottery and wood carving not to mention market stalls packed full of fresh, seasonal produce and hand-made crafts. And, of course, plenty to do for little kids, big kids and grown-ups-with-the-big-kid-inside such as apple bobbing, apple and spoon races, welly-wanging, tug of war, and even a jousting horse.

It's a great day for everyone. Unless you're an apple. So bring your bunch for lunch! 

   

Thursday 24 October 2013 - This year's second Gypsy Horse Fair at Stow-on-the-Wold.

The gypsy horse fair attracts hundreds of sightseers to Stow twice a year. Gipsies gather from all corners of England for a meet and greet and hundreds of horses are paraded and sold, all in one day. It's quite a site! So how did it all begin and why Stow-on-the-Wold. As you might expect, when dealing with a Cotswold tradition, you have to go back a very long way.

More information: www.cotswolds.info/blogs/gypsy-horse-fair.shtml

For video of the fair see - www.cotswolds.info/places/stow-on-the-wold.shtml

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November

2013

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2013 - BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ROTARY CHARITIES


Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3PE
 
Gates Open 5.00 p.m.; Bonfire Lit 6.15 p.m.; Firework Display 6.45 p.m.

Refreshments and Glowstick products available for purchase
Other Attractions

Entry Fee on the gate : £5; Children under 7 years FREE.

Save 30 % by buying Advanced Tickets for just £3.50 each from local outlets
So a family of 4 could save £6, with which they can buy Glowsticks products !

Rotary International Charity
 

Malmesbury Fireworks night on Sat 2 November at St Aldhelm's Mead

Gates open from 6, bonfire lit 6.30, fireworks at 7

Prices £5 per adult, £2 per child and £12 per family

Contact: Steve O'Dwyer, cs_odwyer@hotmail.com

 
Cotswold Marquees Event
   

15, 16, 17 November 2013 - The Open, Cheltenham

The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse, is three days of the best that racing has to offer and is the biggest and most important meeting of the first half of the Jumps season anywhere in the country. It provides thrilling competition between many of the best Jump horses in Europe, large and enthusiastic crowds creating a special atmosphere.

Website: www.cheltenham.co.uk

   

Saturday 23rd November 2013 7.30pm – music by Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt in Gloucester Cathedral

As part of the Gloucester Festival of Britten the Cheltenham Bach Choir presents St. Nicolas (Britten), Berliner Messe (Arvo Pärt) and Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (Arvo Pärt).

Joshua Ellicott (tenor),
four Gloucester Cathedral choristers,
Cheltenham Youth Choir,
Cheltenham Bach Choir,
Regency Sinfonia,
Stephen Jackson (conductor)

Tickets £25 or £20 (£10 students) from the Cathedral Box Office 0845 652 1823 or online at www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 
   

22 to 23 November 2013 - Stoneleigh Antiques & Collector’s Fair

With hundreds of stalls from expert dealers, the Stoneleigh Antiques and Collector’s Fair is one of the largest events of its kind in England. This easily accessible site offers collectors an almost unimaginable wealth of treasures to uncover and deals to be had, with everything from chandeliers and rugs, to sports memorabilia and paintings, and a spectacular array of fine antique furniture. Discover your own little bit of history to treasure at this amazing event. Web: www.iacf.co.uk/stoneleigh/

 
   

24 November 2013 - Burford Singers – Glinka, Gounod and Puccini

Burford SingersGlinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Gounod: St Cecilia Mass
Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Our autumn concert brings together two of the greatest operatic melody-makers as they turn their attention to music for the church. Anyone who enjoys good tunes and romantic operatic style should find this combination irresistible, with gloriously uplifting writing for choir, soloists and orchestra
Sunday 24th November 2013 at 7.30pm.
Location: St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford, OX18 4RY.

Conductor: Brian Kay with the Cotswold Chamber Orchestra, Leader Kate Bailey.
Soloists: Mary Bevan, Soprano; Thomas Elwin,Tenor; Quentin Hayes, Bass.

Tickets: £17.50, £15 and £10
Available from 29th September from the Box Office:
The Mad Hatter Bookshop, 122 High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ; Tel - 01993 822539

Booking form available at http://www.burford-singers.org.uk/booking_form_nov2013.pdf
   

28 November 2013 to 15 December 2013 - Bath Christmas Market

Running for the second time due to the popularity of public demand set between the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

The Chiristmas Market showcases a range of handmade products in over 120 traditional wooden chalets and last year's event attracted circa 300,000 visitors over the 18 days. Web: www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

Christmas Market at Bath
   

Friday 29th November 2013 - Broadway Late Night Christmas Shopping

5.30 - 8.30 pm
A host of festivities for all the family including carol singers, swing band, horse & carriage rides, street entertainers, pig roast, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and much, much more!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

 
   

Saturday 30 November 2013 - Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas

Moreton's 5th Christmas Market with over 50 stalls lining the High Street selling a great selection of Christmas gifts and food including soaps, candles, jewellery, hand made products for the home, wooden gifts, festive wreaths & garlands to name a few. Further Charity and Local Organisation stalls in the Redesdale Hall, also from 9 am. Local singers and carol singing by the local schools will be on the stage during the day. Carol Service in the afternoon followed by the arrival of Father Christmas & Light Switch-On. Father Christmas will then be in his Grotto in The Redesdale Hall for Children to visit him.

Starts at 9 am Free Entry If you are interested in having a Market Stall or Charity/Local Organisation Stall please contact Maria at tiamaria.burns@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

 
   

30 November 2013 - Music Concert at Church of St Peter and St Paul, Main Street, Long Compton CV36 5JJ

World-famous classical guitarist Craig Ogden and his wife, opera singer Claire Bradshaw, are giving a concert at Long Compton church on Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm.

Tickets £18 include a glass of wine, please call 01608 684854. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear two very special artists and to help raise funds for repairs to a beautiful ancient church.

 
   

30 November 2013 - Cheltenham Choral Society - Messiah by Handel

The Cheltenham Choral Society celebrates its 75th birthday this year! In November we are delighted to welcome our President, renowned opera singer Dame Felicity Lott, to join us in a performance of 'Messiah' by G. F. Handel.

Born and educated in Cheltenham, Dame Felicity Lott studied singing at the Royal Academy and has performed with major orchestras in prestigious venues all over the world. She has a wide operatic repertoire and is particularly known for her interpretation of the great roles of Mozart and Strauss. Her recordings include songs in both English and French, and she recently sang in Gloucester Cathedral at the Ivor Gurney Memorial Festival.

In a rare visit to Cheltenham, Flott, as she is affectionately known, will be joined by Sophie Dodds (contralto), James Brown (tenor) Brian Pursey (bass) and the English Concertante Orchestra, led by George Ewart and conducted by Ian Higginson.

The concert takes place on Saturday 30 November 2013 at 7.30 pm in St Matthew's Church, Clarence Street, Cheltenham.

Tickets are £15 each, under 13s free. Available from:
Cheltenham Tourist Office at 77 Promenade, Cheltenham tel:01242 522878;
after 5 October at the Art Gallery and Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham tel:01242 237431
Cheltenham Choral Society tel: 01242 580596 email: info@cheltchoralsoc.org.uk

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December

2013

3 December 2013 - Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Traditional festive fun throughout this ancient Cotswold town. Interesting shops, pubs and restaurants, street entertainment, craft market, Santa’s Grotto. Children’s Trail and other Christmas events all throughout December.

For full information and events diary go to www.winchcombe.co.uk

Event Date : Tuesday 3rd December 2013 - Time: 5pm to 8pm.

Also ….Shops open late every Tuesday in December.

 
   

Friday 6 December 2013 - Broadway Late Night Christmas Shopping

5.30 - 8.30 pm
A host of festivities for all the family including carol singers, swing band, horse & carriage rides, street entertainers, pig roast, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and much, much more!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

 
   

Friday 6 December 2013 - VICTORIAN LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Bourton-on-the-Water annual Christmas late night shopping extravaganza! Shops will be open till 9pm and there will be plenty to entertain with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the river at 6 pm.

Childrens Roundabout, Punch & Judy, Pig Roast, Candy Floss, Fairground Organ, Father Christmas and much more. Please feel free to dress for the occasion. The Cotswold School Jazz Band, Choir & Drama Group will be taking part.

For Places to Stay see - Bourton-on-the-Water Accommodation

 
   

7 December 2013 - Jubilate Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

The Joy of Christmas at Cheltenham Town Hall, Saturday 7 December at 7.30pm featuring University of Gloucestershire Choir, Richard Pate’s School Choir, Beauregard Youth Choir, Charlton Kings Junior School Choir, English Concertante Orchestra and featuring presenter Vernon Harwood with tickets at £12, £10 (senior citizens), £8 (under 25s) from the Town Hall Box Office: 0844 576 2210 or on the door

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7 December 2013 - Local Guitar Ensemble is Set to Strike a Chord this Christmas at Bourton-on-the-Water

Those who enjoy listening to classical guitar music are in for a treat on Saturday 7th December when St Lawrence’s Church, Bourton-on-the-Water plays host to the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble.

Guitar EnsembleRanging in age from 11 to 18 years and hailing from all four corners of the Cotswolds, some of the Ensemble’s most talented young guitarists will showcase their skills as they perform a range of festive favourites that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

A registered Charity, The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble was established in 1999 in Cirencester by Sandra Dukes to create an opportunity for classical guitarists of primary school age upwards to develop their musical skills and perform as an ensemble. The Ensemble comprises a Junior, Intermediate and Senior section which also combine to form a unique guitar orchestra, thought to be the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.

The concert will feature a mixture of popular and traditional Christmas favourites, as well as selections from the group’s current musical repertoire. Proceeds from the evening will be shared between the Church and the Corinium Players.

Tickets priced at £8.00 (£5:00 for accompanied children under 16), are available from Liz Williamson  (01993) 832711, Rev. Rachel Rosborough ((01451) 820386, Bourton Visitor Information Centre and Bourton News. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and the ticket price includes a festive drink and mince pie.

 

“Sing for Sue” in aid of Leckhampton Court Hospice

Friday 6 December, 7.00 pm
Holy Trinity, Watermoor, Cirencester, GL7 1JR

Full details are on the website: www.sueryder.org/Get-involved/Events/All-events/2013/December/Sing-for-Sue-Cirencester
Or Contact Duncan Willoughby on 01242  246162

Saturday 7 December, 7,00 pm
the Methodist Church, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PA

Full details are on the website: www.sueryder.org/Get-involved/Events/All-events/2013/December/Sing-for-Sue-Tewkesbury
Or contact Pete Luscombe on 01242 246284

Saturday 14 December, 7.00 pm
Trinity Church, 100-102 Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NW

Full details are on the website: www.sueryder.org/Get-involved/Events/All-events/2013/December/Sing-for-Sue-Cheltenham
Or contact Jolene Davies on 01242 246293

 
   

Come along to our pre-Christmas Green Drinks

Hello Gloucestershire people!!

green drinks We held our first Green Drinks in Cirencester back in April. It's time for another!

This will be an informal meet up for anyone interested in environmental matters or local issues related to energy, transport, food, waste and wildlife.

We'll pick one of the 5 areas mentioned above each month and maybe try to hang some discussion around it - nothing too intellectual, stressful or political (unless that's the way you want it!!)

The next Green Drinks will be held...

On: Monday 9th December

At: 8pm

Venue: Room opposite the bar, The Vaults, Cirencester, GL7 1BN.

Contact: bob.irving@zen.co.uk for more details or to express interest

Organiser: Cirencester Green Drinks  is being organised by the Cirencester Friends of the Earth group.

Hope to see you there!!

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10 December 2013 - CHELTENHAM CHORAL - Variety of Festive Music

Family Carol Concert; Tues 10 December 2013 8.00pm Town Hall; Tickets: £12 (£5 under 13) all unreserved

Cheltenham Choral Society
Ian Higginson, Conductor
Matthew Medhurst, Presenter
English Concertante Orchestra
Airthrie School Choir
Leckhampton Primary School Choir

Join Cheltenham Choral Society and guest school choirs for a traditional family Carol Concert with plenty of opportunity for audience participation.  The concert will include a variety of festive music, both familiar and new, from the choirs and orchestra.  It will be presented again this year by actor Matthew Medhurst, bringing to the stage his unique style of gentle humour and seasonal cheer.

Retiring collection in aid of the charity Cobalt

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Saturday 14 & 15 December 2013 - Carols in the Barn at Winterbourne

Winterbourne Barn Carols

 
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Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30 pm - Cheltenham Bach Choir Christmas Concert at St Philip & St James Church, Grafton Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham GL50 2ER

A programme of carols for both Choir and Audience.

Conductor Tim Morris, Organ Robin Baggs.
Tickets £10, children free.  Purchase through choir or on the door.
Festive refreshments available.

This concert will be presented in cooperation with Sue Ryder and there will be a retiring collection.
For further details Tel. 01242 246285 zoe.travis@sueryder.org

 
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The Dean & Chadlington Christmas Concert featuring Craig Ogden & Friends.

Friday 20th December, 7.30pm, St Nicholas' Church, Chadlington.
Leading classical guitarist Craig Ogden will be joined by mezzo-soprano Claire Bradshaw and the Serbian accordion player Milos Milivojevic - you may know all three from the fabulous Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.
It will be a varied programme of seasonal music, including performances from Craig's recently released Classic FM Christmas album (see: http://www.classicfm.com/shop/cds/craig-ogden-christmas-time/).

Craig will also be signing copies of his CD after the performance.
Tickets: adults £15; under 21s £10 (includes mulled wine & mince pies!).
Please contact Becky Wootton (seating is unreserved) on 01608 676685,
07980 268213 or becky.wootton@uk.gt.com.
In aid of Friends of Chadlington School (FOCS).

 
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