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January

2016

30 January 2016 at 7.30pm - Beethoven Early Piano Sonatas by Christopher Sayles at Parish Church of St. John Baptist, Cirencester

Entrance Free

Web: www.saylespiano.com

 
   

10 January to 28 February 2016, Saturdays and Sundays only - Slimbridge Floodlit Swan Feed

Enjoy the magical winter spectacle of thousands of wild birds and Bewick's swans wintering on Swan Lake in floodlight.

Listen to the warden’s commentary from the heated comfort of the observatory and discover how we identify each Bewick's swan individually.

Time:    6.15pm for 6.30 feed

Cost:    Adults £6; Children £4

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

 

 

 

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February

2016

26, 27 & 28th February 2016 - Oxford International Art Fair, Town Hall,
St. Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX

The Global Art Agency presents the third "Oxford International Art Fair". Bringing the best selected artworks to Oxford by top emerging artists from around the world for everyone to enjoy. Giving Art Collectors and Art Enthusiast a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy directly from the artist that has travelled all the way to Oxford. A unique experience for both visitors and exhibitor, at the beautiful Oxford Town Hall, a jewel at the heart of the historic city of Oxford. 

You can look forward to a varied and colourful art fair. The selection is based on photographs, illustrations, paintings, bespoke crafts and also sculptures. Offering high-quality work, unique and fascinating style concepts that are implemented with different media and techniques. All artworks are available for purchase at an affordable price.
Web: www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com

For information about the place see - Places to Visit Oxford

Oxford Internation Arts Fair logo
   

12 to 14 February 2016 - Cheltenham Folk Three Festival

Folk Three is back for 2016 with another line up of some of the best talent from the Folk music scene. Blending the contemporary with the traditional, Folk Three is unmissable for both emerging and established folk music lovers!

Folk Three at Cheltenham Town Hall. The new format consists of three headline acts and three support acts, with DJ entertainment before each concert, during the intervals and afterwards, bringing a contemporary dimension to a previously traditional format. A pop-up bar will be located at the back of the Main Hall, serving drinks throughout the concert, enhancing the experience with a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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

Web: www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/folkthree/



   

Saturday 13 February 2016 - Chocolate Making in Gloucestershire
by Chocolate Tree

Love chocolate?  Then come and join us for our 2 to 2.5 hour chocolate class, where we will  feed your chocolate passion. You will have the opportunity to work with Belgian chocolate, learn some basic techniques and have the opportunity to sample too.

You will learn how to make truffle fillings and develop skills in piping, rolling, dipping, coating and decorating. Altogether you will make 32 truffles, with your choice of fillings and coatings.  Each truffle will be double coated in Belgian chocolate too.

We will also look at

  • the different types of chocolate, along with tastings
  • the use of moulds
  • the method for tempering chocolate

And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.
These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience. 
Course Dates 2016  Sat Feb 13th, Sat March 12th,  Sat July 2nd,  Sat Oct 1st
Venue – Sherdons Golf Centre, Tredington, nr Tewkesbury
Time 2 – 4pm approx
Cost – £43
Please book online @
http://chocolate-tree.co.uk/chocolate-making-courses-gloucestershire/chocolate-making/

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Chocolate making

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March

2016

Wednesday 2 March 2016
Tetbury Art Society ROY BAKER MEMORIAL LECTURE

The Individual as Artist and Sitter

Speaker: Daphne Todd OBE - portrait painter and the first femal President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Daphne is renowned as one of Britain's most original portraitists and had her
fifth exhibition with Messums which ran concurrently with The Big Painting
Challenge on the BBC, when she was one of the judges. She will tell us about her career, methods of work and the BBC programme.

To be held at:-
The Orchard Room, Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
by kind permission of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 2.15 pm.

Tickets are £28 each, non-refundable, to include refreshments and cakes.
Please contact Gill Ashley 01666 840993.
All proceeds will be given to The Prince's Charitable Foundation

Web: www.tetburyartsociety.org.uk

Daphne Todd OBE
Roy Baker
   

26 February to 6 March 2016 - Independent Bath Literature Festival

The Independent Bath Literature Festival is at the centre of local, national and international debate featuring some of the most intelligent, creative, and cutting edge thinkers alive today.

Welcome to The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2016. It’s our 21st Anniversary so we’re really pushing the boat out this year.

The full 2016 Festival Programme (of 130+ events) are available to view online below. Priority booking starts 5 Jan (members) General Booking 18 Jan 2016

The Festival is strongly connected to the city and its people. With events taking place in historic buildings throughout the town, we have a special opportunity to match architecture and theme.

Tel: 01225 463362. Web: www.bathfestivals.org.uk/literature/

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

For Places to Stay near Bath see - Bath Accommodation

 
   

St John Passion – J.S. Bach

Saturday 12th March 2016 at 7:30pm  -  Cirencester Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NX

Bach's St John Passion is surely one of the greatest pieces of oratorio ever written. Dramatic choruses, arias of deep anguish and huge hope, and all the drama of the story, narrated by the Evangelist, with Christ and Pilate, Peter and the crowd interacting throughout, the story has never been so brilliantly or concisely told.

The performance by the Cheltenham Bach Choir will bring this all to life with some of the best young Bach singers in the country as soloists, and the superb Corelli Orchestra conducted by music director David Crown. Performed in the wonderful setting of Cirencester Parish Church, this is a concert not to be missed.

Tickets: £18  (£8 concessions) available from the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre (at the Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester) 01285 654180.
For more information please visit www.cheltenhambachchoir.org.uk

For information about the town of Cirencester see - Cirencester

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

   

Saturday 12 March 2016 - Chocolate Making in Gloucestershire
by Chocolate Tree

Love chocolate?  Then come and join us for our 2 to 2.5 hour chocolate class, where we will  feed your chocolate passion. You will have the opportunity to work with Belgian chocolate, learn some basic techniques and have the opportunity to sample too.

You will learn how to make truffle fillings and develop skills in piping, rolling, dipping, coating and decorating. Altogether you will make 32 truffles, with your choice of fillings and coatings.  Each truffle will be double coated in Belgian chocolate too.

We will also look at

  • the different types of chocolate, along with tastings
  • the use of moulds
  • the method for tempering chocolate

And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.
These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience. 
Course Dates 2016  Sat Feb 13th, Sat March 12th,  Sat July 2nd,  Sat Oct 1st
Venue – Sherdons Golf Centre, Tredington, nr Tewkesbury
Time 2 – 4pm approx
Cost – £43
Please book online @
http://chocolate-tree.co.uk/chocolate-making-courses-gloucestershire/chocolate-making/

For Places to Stay near Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury Accommodation

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Chocolate making

   

19 March & 20 March 2016 - West Country Game Fair at Royal Bath and West Showground

FIRST MAJOR GAME FAIR OF THE YEAR – THE BEST IN THE WEST

Great for field sports: Shooting, fishing and gun dogs. Also a large array of country food, local producers and a Game Cookery Theatre

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.

Web: www.westcountrygamefair.co.uk/

For Places to Stay near showground see - Bath Accommodation

Bath Game Fair
   

15 to 18 March 2016 - Cheltenham Racecourse National Hunt Festival (Gold Cup Week)

The Festival

Champion Day | 15th March 2016 | 10:30 - 18:00
Ladies Day | 16th March 2016 | 10:30 - 18:00
St Patrick’s Thursday | 17th March 2016 | 10:30 - 18:00
Gold Cup Day | 18th March 2016 | 10:30 - 18:00

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

For Late Availability accommodation see - Cheltenham Races

Cheltenham Races
   

19 & 20 March 2016 - Kempley Daffodil Weekend, Stalls & Raffle.

The Daffodil Way (10 miles) on both days 10:30 start
See 'Woodland Walks' for details. 41st ANNIVERSARY.

'Daff & Ride' bus about every 20-30 minutes

Maps of walks are available from the following link :
www.daffs.org.uk

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

Kempley Daffodils
   

Sunday 20 March 2016 - Burford Singers Spring Concert

Schubert - Mass in G
Paul Carr – Requiem for an Angel
Sunday, 20th March 2016 , 7.30pm
Church of St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Burford Singers with: Cotswold Chamber Orchestra Leader: Kate Bailey; Robyn Allegra Parton, Soprano;
Gavin Carr, Baritone; Conductor: Brian Kay.

Burford Singers

Our Spring programme brings together a youthful Schubert mass – completed in
only one week by the teenage composer – and a lyrically moving setting of
the Requiem, written in 2006 by Paul Carr in loving memory of his mother.

Tickets reserved at £21, £17.00, £13.00, unreserved at £10.50
Postal booking (advised) opens on 7 February 2016
Telephone booking opens on 22 February 2016 from 01993 822412
Booking in person opens on 5 March 2016
The Madhatter Bookshop
122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ
Full details and booking form available on our website - Web: www.burfordsingers.org.uk

For more info about - Burford Town

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

Easter Monday 28 March 2016 - Paxford Races NCH Point

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 £10.00 per person - FREE PARKING

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation

 
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April

2016

8 to 10 April 2016 - BANBURY SONG & ALE WEEKEND

Banbury Folk Festival are running the 9th Banbury Song & Ale Weekend at
Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Warwick Road, Banbury OX17 1HJ.

This event is a fundraiser for our folk festival in October.
The weekend starts at 7pm on Friday and runs until 5pm on Sunday.
The weekend is in sing-around format dispersed with surprise guests and fun & games.
On Saturday there will be a sweep-stake on The Grand National.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
The weekend costs £15

For more about the town - Banbury

For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation

 
   

The Dolphins Dramatic Society Present
“Gaslight” by Patrick Hamilton

This is a classic Victorian thriller set in fog-bound London in 1880 at the lower middle class home of Jack Manningham and his wife Bella. Jack and Bella recently moved to London but things are not all as they seem.

Bella is worried about the unexplained noises from the top floor, ornaments and personal possessions disappearing and sometimes reappearing in odd places - Bella can’t remember taking or moving anything.

Bella worries about her state of mind, particularly when the gas lights in the house flicker and nobody else seems to notice; is she going insane like her mother before her? Bella desperately needs someone who she can trust; then a detective appears on the scene, looking for answers to another mystery....


Venue - The Dolphins Hall, New Church Street, Tetbury.

Date's - Thursday 14 April 7.30pm; Friday 15 April 7.30pm; Saturday 16 April 7.30pm

Cost - £6.00; Adults £7.00

Box Office Tetbury Hardware, 30a London Road, Tetbury, GL8 8JL or online http://www.dolphinsdramaticsociety.org.uk/

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

   

21 April to 24 April 2016 - BLENHEIM PALACE HOSTS
THE COTSWOLD ART & ANTIQUE DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION FAIR

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace from Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th April. Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, eldest daughter of the present Duke of Marlborough, is the Patron of the Association.

Thousands of visitors came to 2015's hugely successful event. The best and rare examples of every discipline will be showcased by many of the Association's members, creating a rich tapestry of history and culture. The fair is the perfect place to hunt for the best that the Cotswolds has to  offer, and promises to be one of the best quality events outside of London. Everything is for sale with prices ranging from £100 - £100,000.

Refreshments and Shopping

Why not make a day of your visit to the Antiques Fair by booking an Afternoon Tea or Picnic Hamper? Call 01993 813874 for more information and to book.

Web: www.blenheimpalace.com/attractions-and-events/events/2016/spring/cada-antiques-fair.html

For information about Event location see - Blenheim Palace

For Places to Stay see - Woodstock, Oxford and Chipping Norton

Cotswold Antique Dealers Association
   

Sunday 17th April 2016 - Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Nr Cheltenham GL52 9RD

  • A glorious display of a Single Marque Club and for 2016 we welcome theIndian Riders MC
  • Exclusive In Field Motorcycle Park – this year featuring Pre-1990 Motorcycles.
  • The best Stunt Show we’ve ever seen – On The Edge Trials Stunt Team

Your opportunity to get that selfie with some famous names. Our 2016 guest list includes Lightweight (650cc) TT lap record holder and 3rd fastest man round the TT circuit, James Hillier, plus Nick Sanders, Dave Hailwood, Andy Fordham (The Viking), Zoe Cano, Richard Cooper, the best of young rider talent and more.

For further event details, news or to purchase tickets please visit: www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk

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

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

   

Saturday 23 April 2016 - St George's Day

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by King Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century.

Many English flags will be flying and events taking place across the Cotswolds and England.

Great British Asparagus Run & Evesham Celebrations

This year the main celebrations take place in Evesham to coincide with the reopening of its famous bell tower. Starting at 9:00am from the Fleece Inn in Bretforton where the finest asparagus will be transported to Evesham arriving at 10:00am where the official opening of the bell tower will take place. There will be lots of entertainment, food and asparafriends to celebrate the event and the start of the asparagus festival.

England National St George's Flag
   

Saturday 23 April 2016 - Tewkesbury Vintage Fair

10.00 am to 4.30 pm
George Watson Memorial Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX
Free Entry

Visitors to Tewkesbury are in for a nostalgic treat on Saturday 23 April when the town steps back in time to celebrate everything vintage.

Discover Tewkesbury's Vintage and Antiques trail (pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre) there’s lots of hidden gems in town to uncover, and then head over to the George Watson Hall in Barton Street for Tewkesbury’s popular Vintage Fair.

Soak up the nostalgia in a stunning Music Hall setting with period features; browse 20+ Stalls offering vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery.  You will find handmade goods & plus gifts for the home.
Enjoy cream teas & Homemade Cake. Try your hand at up-cycling and enjoy a Vintage Bunting Workshop.  Why not stay for the vintage hair styling demo and pick up tips for simple to follow vintage waves or perfect pin ups using rollers, grips and pins?  Live music on offer, plus Vintage Fashion show at 2 pm.

Web: www.tewkesburyvintagefair.co.uk/

For Places to Stay see - Tewkesbury Accommodation

   

24 April to 1 May 2016 - Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

Celebrating its 9th year The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting 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-upon-Avon Literary Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands 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

   

antic DISPOSITION - Production of Henry V

Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition’s critically acclaimed production of Henry V returns for a season of special performances in nine of the most beautiful buildings around the country from
26 March to 29 April 2016.

Henry V Shakespeare productionPresented in association with Shakespeare400, the production marks both the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616 and the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Following a twelve-performance run in the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in central London from Saturday 26 March – Wednesday 6 April, the production will visit some of the UK’s finest cathedrals, including Winchester, Salisbury, Bristol, Gloucester and Worcester, as well as Christchurch Priory and Sherborne Abbey.

The tour will conclude with a special performance in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried – his tomb providing a magnificent backdrop to the production.

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 April - Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, 7.30pm, Tickets: £20 – £30 (Under 18s £10 off)

Wednesday 27 April, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, 7.30pm, Tickets: £20 – £30 (Under 18s £10 off)

Thursday 28 April, Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, 7.30pm, Tickets: £20 – £30 (Under 18s £10 off)

Friday 29 April, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, 7.30pm, Tickets: £20 – £30 (Under 18s £10 off)

Web: www.anticdisposition.co.uk/pr.html

For Places to Stay see - Accommodation

   

Friday 29 April to Monday 2nd May 2016

John Naylor

Summer Exhibition 2016

YOU ARE CODIALLY INVITED TO AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT WORK

The Exhibition will be held at

THE TOWN HALL, High Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6AT

9.30am - 5.00pm

John Naylor Artist
   
Tetbury Art Society Art Exhibition 30 April - 2 May 2016
 
at The Market Hall, Tetbury 10 am - 5 pm daily
 
Daily demonstrations at 11 am and 2 pm
 
Raffle: original pastel by Christine Russell
 
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May

2016

27 April to 2 May 2016 - 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.com/jazz/.

For more information about Cheltenham

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

Stratford Jazz Festival

For Lodgings see:-
Cheltenham Accommodation

   

Sunday 1st May 2016 - The Spring Service and Ceremonial Cheese Rolling at Randwick

Saturday 7th May 2016 - Randwick Wap

(1st Sunday in May) Randwick Cheese Rolling and Church Service..

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

Saturday 7th May 2016 - Randwick Wap Cheese Rolling down the hill

About the Cheese Rolling - www.cotswolds.info/strange-things/#wap

Wap information point: 07971 641128.
Web: www.randwick.org.uk/Wap/Wap.html

.For Places to Stay see - Tetbury accommodation

 
   

15th May 2016 - 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

 
   

Sunday 1st May 2016 - 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.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk

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

   

5 May to 8 May 2016 - 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/rhsmalvern

   

Saturday 7 May 2016 - Randwick Wap Procession and Fayre

Spring Service & Ceremonial Cheese Rolling 10.30am Sunday May 1st
Wap Procession and "Fayre" - Procession 12.45pm Saturday May 7th followed by "Fayre" on the Field 2pm onwards.

Fayre Attractions include Marcher Stuarts, Dog Show, and more.

The procession route includes a stop at the 'Well Leaze' where the Mayor and Queen each roll a cheese down the steep bank three times.

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

Cheese rolling at Randwick Wap
   

28 May to 29 May 2016 - Prescott LA VIE EN BLEU WEEKEND, Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington Gloucestershire

La Vie En Bleu Weekend

Prescott Hill Climbs French and Italian motoring festival
A celebration of French and Italian cars, music and entertainment.

Prescott Hill Climb will be transformed in celebration of fine French and Italian automobiles, themed entertainment, trade stalls and visiting car clubs. Plus special competition classes for French and Italian marques. 
The paddock will be packed with iconic French and Italian classic cars and supercars from a Bugatti Veyron Supersport, a Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, the Veyron’s older cousin the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, a Voisin or two, a LaFerrari, a Ferrari Enzo, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, a Ferrari 330 GTC, a Ferrari Fantuzzi 196S, a 1975 Maserati Khamsin, an Alpha Romeo 156 ETCC, an Alfa 1750 6C, a Lamborghini Countach Diablo TT right through to the Nelson Piquet 1990 Benetton F1 Car. 
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura, the ‘Twiggy’ Miura, aptly named after its first owner Justin de Villeneuve (Twiggy’s manager in the 1960s) will also be heading to Prescott.

Web: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/la-vie-en-bleu-italian-day


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

   

Thursday 12th May 2016 - 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 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

   

14 May 2016 Burford, Oxfordshire 42nd Annual Levellers Day
10.30am - 3.30pm

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.

About - Levellers Day

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation

   

Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May 2016 - Winchcombe Walking Festival

Choose from 25 different walks.

Winchcombe is a “Walkers are Welcome” town and a prime centre for people who love the outdoors, especially walking. The status is given to towns and villages that have something special to offer walkers. With pubs, shops and accommodation coupled with a lovely atmosphere and a great location, you can’t go wrong.

Winchcombe Walking FestivalThe historic town is a great walking centre and offers a variety of walks to suit all ages and abilities. There are town walks, historical walks or walks across the unspoilt Cotswold landscape. The variety is diverse, including a Roman villa, a Neolithic burial mound, a steam railway, common land and impressive views across to the Malvern Hills and Wales.

Alternatively there are walks where you can discover the beautiful views of the Cotswolds and the flora and fauna of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For more info see - www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

   

20 May to 29 May 2016 - Bath International Music Festival

Preparations for Bath International Music Festival 2015 are well under way, so keep an eye out on their website for updates...
01225 463362. Web: bathfestivals.org.uk/music

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

 
   

Friday 20th May 2016, 12 Noon start in St Lawrence Church, Lechlade

As part of our Serenade and Sandwiches series we are holding a very special concert:

Guy Fishman from USA will play be playing two of the great Bach solo cello suites on his 1704 Tecchler cello

As Principal Cellist of Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, the oldest orchestra in the USA, Guy Fishman is one of America’s most distinguished musicians.  He is a period music specialist who lectures and teaches widely.  We are delighted that, as part of a short UK tour, he is playing for us in Lechlade.

Admission, wine and light refreshments all free then, after a chance to talk to Guy over lunch, donations will be sought in aid of St Lawrence Church, Lechlade Restoration and Maintenance Appeal

Guy Fishman from USA
   

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Longborough's
Hidden Gardens

Open Sunday 22nd May - 2.00 - 5.00pm

All proceeds support The Friends of St James' - The Longborough charity that
raises funds to preserve the fabric of our beautiful medieval church

Twenty intriguing village gardens,
large and small, to explore

Tickets available around the village on the day.
Entry adults £5, children free.

Find tea, cakes, Pimms
and a warm welcome in the village hall!

(note: no dogs in the gardens please)

All proceeds support The Friends of St James' - The Longborough charity that
raises funds to preserve the fabric of our beautiful medieval church

 
   

30 May 2016 - 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. Web: www.tetburywoolsack.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

woolsack races at Tetbury
   

21 May to 29 May 2015 - The Nailsworth Festival

We have a pretty good idea of what will be on the programme, but please be patient while we apply the finishing touches. The details will be published soon. We hope you will be as excited by it as we have been putting it together.

Web: www.nailsworthfestival.org.uk

For Places to Stay see - Nailsworth Accommodation

 
   

27 to 29 May 2016 - Lechlade Music Festival

The popular 3 day music festival, held at Riverside Country Park along the banks of the Thames in Lechlade, is heading into its 5th year.

Lechlade Music Festival logoThis year’s event takes place during the May bank holiday from Friday 27 to Sunday 29th May.  Over 80 bands and performers will bring quality live music to the event, along with free family workshops and a burlesque revue. 

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

   

Monday 30 May 2016 - 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). Web: www.cheese-rolling.co.uk

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

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill
   

Sunday 29 May 2016 - Grittleton Plant & Food Fair Charity Event

Grittleton FairSet in the stunning surrounds of Grittleton House, plant lovers and “foodies” are in for a real treat, with the chance to browse the many stalls selling plants from specialist nurseries, stunning accessories for your “room outside”, and delicious local artisan produce. It is going to be a fantastic day out for friends and family. Refreshments will be available.

Organised by children's charity Action Medical Research, a special guest appearance by the big fluffy mascot himself, Paddington Bear will be there to greet the younger members of the family. Free parking is available. Details can be found at http://action.org.uk/grittleton.

Venue - Grittleton House, Grittleton, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6AP

Admission - £3 per adult. Children free.

   

Sunday 29th May 2016 - Bibury Village Open Gardens Day

Location: Bibury Village

Date/Time: Sunday May 29th 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (with the exception of BIBURY COURT GARDENS which will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

At least 8 beautiful gardens will be open for you to browse in this charming village which is the home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row. Superb teas and homemade cakes are served all afternoon in the Village Hall. A plant stall will be open by the River Coln.

Tickets: You can buy tickets at the entrance to any garden - £5 to visit all gardens, or £1 per garden. Accompanied children are free. All proceeds go to the Village Hall
 
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June

2016

3rd June to 19th June 2016 - 4th Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival has its origin in the late 19th century, when the famous American artist John Singer Sargent paid many visits to this idyllic Cotswold village and during his time here painted his ‘en plein air’ masterpiece Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.

Broadway Arts Festival

The festival is a biennial celebration of the spirit of that age, when the Broadway Colony flourished and many distinguished artists, musicians and authors spent time together in the village.

The next Festival will take place this year, and will present a selection of art exhibitions and master classes, a Patrick Lichfield photograph exhibition, talks, garden tours and musical events. 

Web: www.broadwayartsfestival.com/

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

   

Saturday 4th June 2016 - Cheltenham Choral Society at Worcester Cathedral

Conductor: Ian Higginson
Accompanist: Neil Fortin

Lunch Time Recital
Programme to include works
by Bach - Franck – Goodhall – Higginson
Mendelssohn – Purcell - Rutter – Tallis
Worcester Cathedral

From 13.10-13.50
Free admission : retiring collection

Cheltenham Choral
   

4 June 2016 - Chadlington 12th Beer Festival

The 12th Great Chadlington Beer Festival takes place from 12 noon to 11pm in the village at Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxon. OX7 3LX. 

The Beer Festival is the chief fund raiser for the Friends of Chadlington School and all proceeds will go to the school.

Chadlington Beer FestivalWe haven't totally finalised the beers for this year, but we can guarantee a great range of real ales from hair on your chest super strength to something you'd give your Granny... we also have Pimms, fine wines and 'proper' cider, but, as we said, it's really ALL ABOUT THE BEER!

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.  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 5th June 2016 - ELKSTONE VILLAGE GARDENS OPEN DAY

Our 24th year! 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Interesting Open Gardens to View
• Norman Church & Bell Tower Visits
• Tractor 'Hay' Rides
• Cream and Traditional Teas & Ice Creams
Local Art Exhibition and Items for Sale
• Stalls, such as: Plants and White Elephant
Garden games

Adults: £5 Children: FREE FREE CAR PARKING

Elkstone lies midway between Cheltenham and Cirencester
just off the A435 or A417

All proceeds in aid of the Church and Village Hall. No dogs please

Web: www.elkstonevillage.co.uk

Elkstone church

Open gardens at Elkstone

   

June 7, 8 & 9 June 2016 - St Leonard’s Church, Bledington

Bledington Music Festival. All concerts each day - Concerts at 7.30pm at St Leonard's Church, Bledington.

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

Pre-concert light suppers, 
after concert dining and
accommodation are offered by:-


The Kings Head Inn, Bledington

The Mill House Hotel, Kingham

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

Bledington Music Festival

7/8/9 June 2016

   

7 to 12 June 2016 - Cheltenham Festival of Science
Town Hall and Everyman Theatre.
Box Office (01242) 227979, www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/.

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham accommodation

Cheltenham Festival of Science
7 to 12 June 2016
   

Art Exhibition
Saturday 11 June, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  and Sunday 12 June 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibition and sale of original work by 13 local Artists in The Burland Hall, Stanton Village, near Broadway, Worcs WR12 7NE
Free Admission and refreshments - donations to "Maggies" charity greatly appreciated.

 
   

Saturday 11th June 2016, Open Gardens, Lechlade from 2 – 5 pm
 
You are invited to come in to four of Lechlade’s most beautiful gardens

The glorious month of June is extra special this year, as we celebrate the 90th birthday of our Queen.  How fortunate that her Official Birthday will enable us to celebrate in great style by visiting four gardens in Lechlade, when they will be at their very best. 
The gardens, each with unique features, assure visitors of an interesting and inspiring afternoon.
Visitors will be able to admire the enchanting architecture of yew arching over a path leading to one garden, with delightful herbaceous borders, a small rose fountain garden and a gazebo built c1850.  
The grand sweep of lawns, green and restful to the eye, in one serene country garden, lends focus to its woodland aspects.  In another, find different garden rooms, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and a potager here.
Is that music, we hear?  Which garden has the silver band?
Enjoy two wildlife ponds, herbaceous borders, ornamental grasses, a rose garden and mature trees in yet another garden.  
Tea and cakes will be available in each garden, proceeds to the hosts’ chosen charity..

A roving ticket costing £5 is available from Lechlade Post Office, in advance and until 3 pm on the day.  Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.  Proceeds from ticket sales in aid of St Lawrence Church Restoration Appeal.

   

Sunday 12th June 2 pm-6 pm - Winchcombe Open Gardens  

Explore the historic Saxon town of Winchcombe when you visit our Open Gardens in June, with an additional exclusive visit to the gardens in Dent’s Terrace, a Grade ll listed set of almshouses.

Tickets and maps from Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre or on the day, Back Lane Car Park (in Winchcombe) or any Open Garden. £5.00 per person, under 12s free.

Winchcombe lies on the B4632 between Cheltenham and Broadway. The event collects funds for the local church, St Peters, in Winchcombe.

Email: winchcombegardens@gmail.com

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

Winchcombe Open Gardens
   

11 to 12 June 2016 -  Ashton Under Hill Open Gardens

Over 20 gardens will be open from 1.00 to 6.00pm each day.

Come and enjoy a wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the lower slopes of Bredon Hill.
Light lunches and sandwiches served from 12pm, followed by tea, cakes and cream teas in the afternoon. Full meals available all day in The Star, our village pub.

Quality plants and craft goods will also be on sale. Free car parking and minibus service around the village.
Adults £5, children under 16 free of charge.

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

Ashton Under Hill
Open Gardens 2016
   

4 to 5 June 2016 - LECHLADE COLLECTORS CLUB RALLY

The Lechlade Rally will take place at ROUGH GROUNDS FARM, ( A 361) LECHLADE, GLOS GL7 3EUcommencing at 10.00 am both days.

Classic Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans, Model Boats and Craft. For the children Karting, Bouncy Castle, Balloons and Boats on water, follow the trail to win a badge. A Raffle both days. Cuddly Toy Tombola and Guess the name of the Big Teddy to win it. Boot Sales, Trade Stands and Refreshments.

Admission £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16`s Free ( Must be accompanied by a paying adult.) Come along with the family and enjoy the day - Free Parking.

Web: www.lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk

   

June 11th 2016 - Ramsden Summer Fete and Companion Dog Show (OX7 3AR)

1 to 4pm (food and bars from midday.

This is the West Oxfordshire fete that everyone loves: a wonderful traditional event with a modern twist – fun for everybody. The new Food Hall, open from midday, will offer paella, pies, pig roast, organic Punjabi food made from local food sources, chicken wraps and salads and an espresso bar operating out of a vintage Citroen truck. The bar offers Pimms, Prosecco and beers and the tea and cake service starts at 2pm.
For the children there is a small fairground, water slide, bouncy castles, coconut shy, try-your-strength plus many more games. Games for old and young to join in with include tug-of-war and egg-throwing. If it all sounds too much for you, sit down and enjoy the Maypole Dancers, the Morris Men and the silver band. There will be craft and charity stalls galore to keep you interested and a Dog Show for dog lovers. The fete is at Wynters Field in the middle of Ramsden.

Visit the Ramsden Events Facebook page for regular updates or call 01993 868 764 for general enquiries and about stalls. https://www.facebook.com/ramsdenvillageevents/

M: +44 7976 179 760, T: +44 1993 868 744

   

CLASSIC VEHICLE DAY AT TODDINGTON STATION ON THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE WARWICKSHIRE STEAM RAILWAY

SUNDAY 12TH JUNE ALL DAY

Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains at Toddington station . Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel to Winchcombe or Cheltenham Racecourse Stations , but for those just planning to admire the cars there will be a small admission charge.

Visit www. gwsr.com for further information or please call 01242 621405
 
   

Thursday 16 June 2016 - Aviva Women's Cycle Tour, 2nd Stage

Taking place over five days, the 2016 edition of the race will be a part of the new UCI Women's WorldTour calendar, currently one of just four multi-day stage races on the season long programme of races for the world's top riders and teams. Highlights of each stage will be shown on ITV4 every evening during the race.

The world's top racers, including the likes of World Champion Lizzie Armitstead and reigning Aviva Women's Tour Champion Lisa Brennauer, will race from Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon in the second stage of the world leading race.

96 of the world's top cyclists will make up the field, which will tackle the 140-kilometre stage through Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, passing through the likes of Atherstone, Kenilworth, Warwick, Shipston-on-Stour, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Web: www.womenstour.co.uk/news/14348.php#.VrYC6fmLTRY

Women's Cycle tour
   

18 & 19 June 2016 - Chipping Campden Open Gardens

2 - 6pm.  There will be over 20 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.

Web: www.chippingcampdenonline.org/chipping-campden-open-gardens-2

For more about the town see - Chipping Campden

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation

 
   

17 to 19 June 2016 - Malvern Royal 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

17 to 19 June 2016

   

10th to 12th June 2016 - Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

This Festival at Cheltenham is a gastronomic delight, with over 226 exhibitors; the scope of local & regional products on show ensures there is something for everyone.

Food & Drink Festival at CheltenhamYou’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 Bollinger Champagne Pavilion, 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.

Free Festival Programme and online ticket sales visit: www.garden-events.com

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation.

   

Sunday, 14th June 2015 7.30pm - Burford Singers at the Burford Festival at Church of St John the Baptist
Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Burford SingersKarl Jenkins: Gloria
Bob Chilcott: Little Jazz Mass
John Rutter: Feel the Spirit

Burford Singers with: Cotswold Youth Choir, Cotswold Chamber Orchestra (leader: Kate Bailey) Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano), Conductor: Brian Kay

Our summer concert brings together music by three of the most popular choral composers in the world today, with music to lift the spirits at Festival time.

Tickets reserved at £25, £17.50, £13.50, unreserved at £10 Telephone booking:  01993 822412 Postal booking and in person from The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ Public Rehearsal 2.30 pm Sunday 14th June, 2015 Tickets £5.00

Details and booking form available on our website www.burfordsingers.org.uk

   

Saturday 18th June 2016 - Guiting Power Fete and Dog Show

Starts Noon - 4pm at Village playing field, Guiting Power GL54 5TX
Entry and parking are FREE.

Guiting June FeteFor 2016 the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will provide a flypast of a Hurricane / Lancaster / Spitfire.

It is a traditional village fete nestled in an idyllic setting high in the Cotswold hills
- a wonderful day out for all the family.

There will be Crafts, traditional games, stalls, tombola, teas, food and bar..

All the fun of the fayre..

Website is www.guitingevents.co.uk contact information for the Fete is admin@guitingevents.co.uk

   

NGS Open Gardens, Stanton Village
Sunday 19 June, 2 - 6 p.m.
Location: 3 mls SW of Broadway off B4632, WR12 7NE
Admission: £6, children free.

Over 15 beautiful gardens open in the picturesque C17 village of Stanton, ranging from large manor house to small cottage gardens, all packed with colour and interest, many with delightful natural water features.
Legendary home-made teas, ice-creams, plant/herb stall, second-hand books and Raffle with great prizes.
A unique opportuniaty to explore the hidden secrets of this lovely unspoilt Cotswold village - an NGS event not to be missed!

 
   

A Night at the Opera

Sunday 19th June 2016 at 6:30pm  -  Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham GL52 3JE
                                     
Enjoy your favourite choruses from Verdi and Wagner to Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan in the delightful setting of the Pump Room. The Cheltenham Bach Choir will be joined by two young opera stars from English National Opera for a rousing selection of operatic highlights.  And why not start your evening with a picnic in Pittville Park to create an unforgettable summer’s evening for the whole family!
Tickets: £18  (£8 children/ students) available from the Cheltenham Town Hall box office 0844 576 2210
For more information please visit www.cheltenhambachchoir.org.uk

Cheltenham Back Choir event
   

Saturday 20th June 2-5pm - Rollright Summer Fete

Come and enjoy a fun family day out in the beautiful cotswold village of Great Rollright (near the famous Rollright Stones).
Entertain the children with an inflatable bungee run, bouncy castle, pony rides and much more.
There is something for everyone with live music, great food and a licensed bar.
All proceeds go to Great Rollright Primary School.

For more information greatrollrightfriends@gmail.com.

 
   

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS ON THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE WARWICKSHIRE STEAM RAILWAY

    All day  on Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June

Thomas the Tank Engine and his Friends visit the GWR. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only.

For full information on times and prices please visit www.gwsr.com or call 01242 621405"

   

27 June 2015 - Northleach Annual Charter Fair & Music Festival
11am to 11pm on the King George Playing Fields

The Charter Fair is an incredible 788 years old, dating back to 1227 when King Henry III granted the town of Northleach a Charter which allowed a weekly market and an annual fair. The Charter Fair is always the last Saturday of June, that being the closest weekend to the feast day of St Peter and St Paul.

Info on Northleach: www.cotswolds.info/places/northleach.shtml

Web: www.charterfair.org

 
   

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 June 2015 - Midsummer Speed Fest at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Nr Gotherington, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD

The 6th Round of the 20154 Midland Hill Climb Championship, and 2nd Round of Prescott Gold Cup.  

On Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June Prescott Hill Climb will be playing host to many racing classes competing over the weekend, which also sees the 6th Round of the 2014 Midland Hill Climb Championship supported by TTC Group, and the 2nd Round of Prescott Gold Cup.

Other competition classes include: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ License Challenge, SBD Motorsport HSA Speed Championship, Service Hydraulics Speed Championship, Bugatti Owners’ Club ‘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;
Web: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/mid-summer-speed-fest.aspx

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

   

Sunday 28th June 2015 from 1pm - A Taste of summer at the Oddington 'Strawberry Fayre' Village Fete

The Oddington summer fete is always a great way to spend an afternoon, and this year will be no exception.   Stalls will include the ever popular Cakes and Bakes, Collectables, Plants and Books, the Oddington ‘Bee Keeper’, a Raffle, Tombola and a whole lot more.  Entertainment will include The North Cotswolds Wind Band who will be ‘jamming’ throughout the fete, planned activities and stalls just for the kids, egg and spoon and sack races for all the family and Mr Merry, the younger children’s favourite entertainer.   Lots of prizes and rosettes will await all the lucky winners.
To make sure you keep your strength up during the fete, there will be baps filled with roast pork and apple sauce and hotdogs on the BBQ ,  the ‘Tipple Tent’ will be serving Pimms and Cider and Mr Whippy will be at the ready to keep you all cool!
The Grand Family Dog Show will take centre stage or field in this case.  There are ten classes to enter including Best Dog, Best Bitch, Sausage Gobbling and Agility.  Entries will be taken on the day from 1 pm onwards for your family VIP!  Classes start at 3 pm. Dog Classes entry fee - £1.00.

For further information contact Sue Watkin on 01451 830738

 
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July

2016

Taynton Traditional Garden Fête

Saturday 2nd July 2016 from 2 – 5pm
Entrance is £2 and children under 12 FREE.
(OX18 4UH)

Taynton’s biannual traditional fête is being held in the garden of Taynton House on Saturday 2nd July.   Set in an idyllic Cotswold garden there will be fun and games for all the family.   Forage around the many stalls which include The White Elephant, Handbags, Belts & Jewellery, Tombola, Raffle, Books, Cakes & Home Made Produce, The Bottle Stall.   Have fun with Guess The Weight of The Cake, BBQ, Pimms, Afternoon Tea and Cakes, and, for the children (and grownups) Splat The Rat, Duck Race along the stream, Beat The Goalie and other surprises all to the accompaniment of the Chedworth Silver Band.

All proceeds in aid of the Restoration of Taynton Church Bells and Taynton Church. Come and enjoy an entertaining summer’s afternoon.

Taynton Church
Taynton Church
   

Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Possibly the best village fete ever - traditional stalls make Temple Guiting Fete a Cotswold winner

The picturesque village of Temple Guiting will hold its annual fete on Saturday 2nd July 2016, from 12.30 until 3.30pm.

Temple Guiting Fete posterOrganiser Sophia Upton says: “The Temple Guiting fete is proving to be one of the Cotswolds’ most popular summer events, as we offer traditional village fete sideshows at pocket money prices. Bring a picnic rug or pull up a hay bale - and enjoy our stunning Cotswold views.”

The ever popular fun dog show has plenty of rosettes up for grabs, and there’s also dog agility, so bring your pooches. The popular pony rides are back as well.

Refreshments include a traditional tea-room, BBQ using locally sourced produce, beer and Pimms bar, accompanied by live music.

Other favourites are the bottle and plant stalls, bric-a-brac, raffle, tombola,
welly-wanging, and egg-throwing. And to celebrate Euro 2016 there’s a football skills competition.

Children are well catered for, with a bouncy castle, pre-school activity area, face painting, and loads of room to run around.

The fete is well known for its many bright tents and gazebos, which along with the village hall, also help to provide shelter, should it (perish the thought) rain. As always the fete takes place on the village recreation field, next to the village hall, GL54 5RW. All proceeds go to Temple Guiting Church of England school.

   

Saturday 2 July 2016 - Chocolate Making in Gloucestershire
by Chocolate Tree

Love chocolate?  Then come and join us for our 2 to 2.5 hour chocolate class, where we will  feed your chocolate passion. You will have the opportunity to work with Belgian chocolate, learn some basic techniques and have the opportunity to sample too.

You will learn how to make truffle fillings and develop skills in piping, rolling, dipping, coating and decorating. Altogether you will make 32 truffles, with your choice of fillings and coatings.  Each truffle will be double coated in Belgian chocolate too.

We will also look at

  • the different types of chocolate, along with tastings
  • the use of moulds
  • the method for tempering chocolate

And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.
These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience. 
Course Dates 2016  Sat Feb 13th, Sat March 12th,  Sat July 2nd,  Sat Oct 1st
Venue – Sherdons Golf Centre, Tredington, nr Tewkesbury
Time 2 – 4pm approx
Cost – £43
Please book online @
http://chocolate-tree.co.uk/chocolate-making-courses-gloucestershire/chocolate-making/

Chocolate Tree logo

 

Chocolate making

   

4th - 9th July 2016 - The Tempest will be performed by Shakespeare Live at Lackham House, near Lacock in Wiltshire, from by local company Shakespeare Live

Set on the Greek island of Corfu, where legend has it that Shakespeare may have placed the story, this production includes dramatic shipwreck, murder plots, romance, magic, music, spectacular sound and lighting, and great comedy. Not only that, but the audience -  potentially nearly 400 each night - are comfortably seated out of the elements in the covered, tiered stand, and can picnic in the lovely gardens.

The company are all volunteers, and this is the 28th year of summer outdoor Shakespeare, over which they have raised thousands of pounds for good causes, as well as being a charity themselves, dedicated to encouraging people, especially young people, to appreciate the plays.

Booking is at www.shakespearelive.com or call 07780 938107.

 
   

8, 9, 10 July 2016 - Cornbury Music Festival at The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AF

Cornbury Music Festival

The 13th Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: an eclectic and eccentric musical carnival – a dynamic summer festival disguised as a country fayre – a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.

Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is eccentric, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and the little old ladies who make exceptional cakes. Web: www.cornburyfestival.com.

For Places to Stay see :- accommodation at Chipping Norton, Banbury and Woodstock.

 

2 to 3 July 2015 - Annual Cotswold Show and Food Festival
at Cirencester Park, GL7 1XB

Two days, 100 acres, hundreds of attractions and 40,000 visitors – the Cotswold Show is now one of the most popular on the regional Country Show calendar.

As you look around the Showground it might be hard to imagine that the site has been, at various times, a deer park, a military base, a hospital and the venue for a Glenn Miller concert.

Cirencester Park was laid out in the 1700s and a monument erected in 1741 to the memory of Queen Anne by the first Earl of Bathurst, whom she had created Baron Bathurst in 1712, with the help of the poet Alexander Pope.

Web: www.cotswoldshow.co.uk

Cotswold Annual Show at Cirencester
   

Sat 2 to 3 July 2016 - Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, start 10am

Since it was established the Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading FREE festivals. 2014 was a record breaking year bringing nearly 50,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford.

For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive and 2015’s event will feature more free events and activities than ever before, whilst also welcoming back a host of old favourites by popular demand.

Web: www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk/event/stratford-river-festival

River Festival at Stratford upon Avon
   

5 July 2016 - Annual Lecture - A History of Cider at Winterbourne Medieval Barn, BS36 1SE

'The History of Cider' – delivered by guest speaker - Dr Richard Stone

Dr Richard Stone is an economic and maritime historian, with a particular interest in the development of the Atlantic world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Richard also has a strong interest in local history, with much of his research focusing on the city of Bristol.

Dr Stone is keen to engage with the local community through his research, and has given a number of public talks on Bristol’s history, as well as being involved in running the Cabot Project Schools Outreach Group. Richard has advised BBC’s Coast for a feature on the first Newfoundland colonies, and has been interviewed for BBC History Extra about his side interest in The History of Cider.

W: www.winterbournebarn.org.uk/events.html

 
   

Saturday 8th to 10th July 2016 2-5pm - Rollright Summer Fayre

Roll up, roll up! “The biggest, small festival around” is back for it's fifth instalment of the finest music and entertainment from the UK and beyond. Nestled amongst the most picturesque surroundings and attended by a crowd of people so lovely you'd think we hand picked them ourselves!

Whether you're a regular, or a first time Roller, we can't wait to welcome you to the stunning Cotswold countryside for our family-friendly festival.

We've got a feeling you're going to like it...

From the buzz of the Lizard Stage (Glastonbury, Secret Garden party) to the warmth of the cozy acoustic yurt, dance at the DJ shack, dip in the hot tubs, skip into a workshop, marvel at the trapeze shows, climb the pyramid, have your heart and mind opened by the music, circus, fun, games and silliness!

Come and enjoy a fun family day out in the beautiful cotswold village of Great Rollright (near the famous Rollright Stones).
Entertain the children with an inflatable bungee run, bouncy castle, pony rides and much more.
There is something for everyone with live music, great food and a licensed bar. All proceeds go to Great Rollright Primary School.

Web: www.therollrightfayre.co.uk

 
   

Sunday 10 July 2016 - La Cenerentola (Cinderella) - Tessitoura Opera
6pm - 8.00pm at Winterbourne Medieval Barn
, BS36 1SE

Tessitoura presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola... Cinderella but not as you know it.

Set in modern day England, a lonely Prince has resorted to reality TV to find true love but the show comes with a twist - an identity switch. Disguised as his bodyguard he meets Angelina, a harassed PA mistreated by both her step-father and stepsisters alike. A whirlwind journey begins, comprising of a ball, a bracelet and burgeoning young love - all accompanied by one of Rossini's most exquisite and complex scores.

Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic – grounds open from 4pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval.

Cost: Adults £13.50. Children under 16 yrs - £10.00

W: www.winterbournebarn.org.uk/events.html

 
   

8 July to 10 July 2016 - The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Fairford Air Tattoo

Following the sell-out success of last summer's Air Tattoo specially-priced tickets for the Air Tattoo which takes place on July 8-10, 2016 are now on sale, for a limited period. 

Super Earlybird admission tickets, priced at £29 for the Friday and £39 for Saturday and Sunday will be available until January 31, 2016. The prices represent a saving of more than 20 per cent off the cost of a standard admission ticket. All under-16s are admitted free of charge with a ticket holding adult.

Air TattooThe theme for 2016 is The Next Generation: Inspiring Innovation and visitors can expect to see cutting-edge aircraft technology on display both in the air and on the showground featuring fast jets, multi-engine transporters, helicopters and surveillance platforms as well as the world's greatest international aerobatic display teams.   

In seeking to provide inspiration to the next generation and in keeping with our commitment to youth, we are planning to stage official celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation. We will also be building on the success of the airshow's critically-acclaimed Techno Zone and will offer even more children the opportunity to participate in the hugely popular Schools Engineering Challenge.

Air Tattoo Chief Executive Andy Armstrong said the airshow was the perfect place to present a vision of the future of aviation as well as the technology that underpins it.

He said: "Our eight-hour flying programme, large static aircraft park and interactive showground zones provide a dynamic and entertaining environment that consistently engages and challenges young minds. Where better to fire the imagination of the next generation of engineers, scientists and aviators?"

Web: www.airtattoo.com.

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

   

1 July to 17 July 2016 - Cheltenham Town Hall Proms Festival of Music at Cheltenham Town Hall

The Cheltenham Music Festival is all about high-calibre performances, magnificent venues and a huge variety of music – from symphonic grandeur to the intimacy of chamber music, and from sublime choral experiences to brand new musical adventures.

With its excursions, too, into world music, film, dance, the visual arts and the spoken word, it’s a musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK.

Web: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

Cheltenham Music Festival

1 July - 17 July 2016

   

EBRINGTON VILLAGE FETE, SATURDAY, 9th JULY 2016, 2.00 p.m.

Ebrington’s traditional village fete and family dog show is held at Ebrington Cricket Ground on the outskirts of the village with wonderful views towards Broad Campden, Paxford and Blockley.  Free parking will be available opposite the cricket ground.  Entrance is £1 for adults and children over 12.  Money raised goes to the church and the village organizations.

By popular demand again this year, Chipping Campden Swing Band will accompany the fete. We are also delighted that the children of Campden Academy of Dance will once again perform dance routines for us.  There will also be a display of classic and vintage cars, motor cycles and tractors.

All the familiar stalls will be there including:  cakes, jams and preserves, produce, books, plants and bric-a-brac as well as flowers, plants, and gift stalls.  There will be a grand raffle, bottle stall, traditional Wheel of Fortune, and games such as crown darts, and skittles.

For the children there will be a bouncy castle, children’s magic show, traditional Punch and Judy Show, face painting, and jam jar tombola. There will also be a fascinating display of live insects and creatures entitled Life in the Rainforest.

One of the main attractions is always the Family Dog Show in which families can enter their dogs in the various categories.  This is both entertaining to enter and fun to watch.  Bring along your dog for this event.

Delicious teas will be served from our marquee, and a barbecue, ice creams, and soft drinks will be available on the field, where The Ebrington Arms, our local village pub, will also be running a beer and cider tent.
Contact:  Daphne Law, Secretary Ebrington Village Fete Committee
(Tel: 01386 593286, email: daphnelaw@live.com)

   

22 to 24 July 2016 - Cotswolds Beer Festival, Postlip Tithe Barn near Winchcombe

A celebration of the best beer and cider from near and far - a great event in a classic heritage setting.

The 2016 Cotswold Beer Festvial will be the 40th, making it one of the longest running CAMRA events.

Web: www.gloucestershirecamra.org.uk/cbf/home.php

 
   

9 to 10 July 2016 - 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.
Web: www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
2016

 

 

 

9th - 10th July 2016

   

16th July 2016 - The Battle Proms Concerts at Blenheim Palace

Every summer thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace for the Battle Proms Concert.  

Every summer thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace for the Battle Proms Concert.  

The 11th annual Blenheim Palace Battle Proms Picnic Concert will be on Saturday 11th July 2015, and takes place directly overlooking the impressive South Front of the Palace. 

In a very special Blenheim Palace Battle Proms event, 150 re-enactors will participate in a skirmish as part of the Road to Waterloo programme of events marking 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo.

Web: www.battleproms.com/venues-dates/blenheim-palace-saturday-16-july-2016.aspx
   

21 July to 24 July 2016 - Warwick Folk Festival

Welcome to the 37th Warwick Folk Festival!

Year on year, our visitors tell us that Warwick Folk Festival has one of the best festival sites around .

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.
Web: www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

21st - 24th July 2016

   

23rd July 2016 - Windrush Valley Flower Show and Fête at Great Barrington

From 1pm at the wonderful village hall, in the stunning Windrush valley.

A delightful family day out in the country with Home Produce, BBQ, Electric Folk Band, Games, Races and Competitions. Fun Dog Show and Gun Dog Scurry. Vintage Cars

 
   

23/24 July 2016 - The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Starts at 10:00am- finishes at 5:00pm on both days

This year they are teaming up with The Midlands food show, which means that visitors can visit both shows for the price of one.

A national event dedicated to the british public and their pets. Packed with hundreds of attractions for the whole family to enjoy, The Pet Show 2016 is the biggest event of its kind showcasing the very best the UK’s pet industry has to offer. http://www.thepetshow.co.uk/attractions/

Pet Show
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August

2016

A great family day out this summer – all for charity
The 42nd Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

5-7 August 2016 - South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester

The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their 42nd Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the county and actively raises money for both national and regional charities.

Gloucestershire Vintage Annual Show

   

6 August to 7 August 2016 - 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.

The first weekend of August this year sees the Club’s annual Speed Hill Climb at the wonderful Cotswold venue. This much loved event will see 260 cars climb the venues short-course; practicing on the Saturday and racing against the clock on the Sunday. The Orchard will again be full of Pre-war cars, whilst the trade stands and auto jumble will remain in place. The Saturday evening traditionally sees live entertainment in the form of bands, whilst the Sunday morning opens with the annual Bike Race.

Web: www.vscc.co.uk/page/events?eventID=1017

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

Prescott Speed Hill Climb
   

5 to 7 August 2016 - 42nd Annual Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza

The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club stage their 42nd Annual show at South Cerney Airfield on the outskirts of Cirencester in Gloucestershire on August 5th, 6th, & 7th 2016
 
Thank you to everyone that helped to make the 2015 show such a huge success from our army of volunteers, marshals, trade stands, exhibitors, entertainers, and show visitors, we are incredibly grateful for your support.

The show saw record attendance and many visitors remarked that it was our best one yet. We hope to see you all again in 2016!

For details of the bus schedule and further details, please visit  www.glossteamextravaganza.com.

   

10th to 14th August 2016 - 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.hartpuryhorsetrials.co.uk/

Hartpury Horse Trials
   
13th & 14th August  2016 - 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 - Web: www.shakespearesrally.com

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

20 to 21 August 2016 - Chilli Festival at Farmcote Herbs and Chilli Peppers

time: 10.30am to 5.00pm

Barbeque / Beer Tent / Tea Tent

Number of stalls including selling hand puppets, jams & chutneys and home made cards.

Wide variety of Chilli plants for sale including herbs.

Chilli products for sale including chilli ice cream and chocolate.

Location: Farmcote Herbs and Chilli Peppers, Farmcote, Near Winchcombe, GL54 5AU.
W: www.farmcoteherbs.co.uk
E:  jane@farmcoteherbs.co.uk

Farmcote Herb and Chilli Festival
   

27 to 29 August 2016 - 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.
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
   

67th WINCHCOMBE COUNTRY SHOW
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2016
WINCHCOMBE SENIOR SCHOOL
GREET ROAD GL54 5LB
12.00 NOON TO 5.30PM

Organisers of the 67th Winchcombe Country Show are promising another bumper show this year.  The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August at Winchcombe Senior School Playing Fields and brings you the best in country show fun.

The annual procession through the pretty Cotswold village will have an Olympic Rio theme this year.  The procession which starts at 11.30am from the Abbey Field Centre in Back Lane will feature vintage tractors, fancy dress contestants and the Happenstance Border Morris dancers. The procession will arrive at the show site for 12.00 noon.

Morris Dancers at Winchcombe Country Show

A key element of the event will be the traditional flower show with many classes featuring creative floral displays, arts, crafts, photography, wine, cookery and preserves.  There are lots of prizes and over 50 trophies up for grabs!

The show is a community event and a quintessentially summer occasion for all families to enjoy.  It will be jam packed with activities to keep you entertained all day - such as Indian Runner Duck Herding, Olympic It’s a Knockout, the Happenstance Morris Dancers, go-karting, a traditional Punch and Judy show, street entertainment, face painting and much, much more.  The Winchcombe Brass Band will be providing the musical backdrop for the day.

There will be many dog friendly games including terrier racing, dog scurry and have a go agility.  Please bring your dogs along so that they can enjoy the day as well.

The show will also feature a number of arts and crafts stalls alongside many trade and horticultural stalls so plenty of shopping opportunities!

There will many refreshment stands to keep you energised all day including a tea tent serving delicious homemade cakes and a licensed bar.
Tickets cost £4 per adult and £2 per child. Family tickets (two adults and up to three children) will be £10

On Sunday 28 August prior to the show there will be the Run Winchcombe Event at Sudeley Castle featuring a 5k fun run, a 10k hill climb to the Neolithic long barrow Belas Knapp for the more adventurous and a 1k for 10s and under.

An action packed family weekend for all.  Please come along and support this traditional country event.

Web: www.winchcombeshow.org.uk

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

   

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

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

Sunday 21st August  2016

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

Entry £5 per Adult       Children Free

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

   

Saturday 27th August 2016 - 131st Hawkesbury Horticultural Show & Fair

The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest and best fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as home baking, varied crafts, home made wine & beer, original photographs and pictures – all produced by the local community.

The main entertainment in the central arena will be:
- "Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack team" - the Quack Pack team are comical Indian Runner ducks and border collies who provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays with audience participation.
- "AcroGymnastics Group" providing a spectacular acrobatic and gymnastic display;
- "Punch & Judy Fun Show" - "Tricky Micky" presents a highly-entertaining, traditional puppet show for all the family.
- "Tractor pull competition"

There are fairground rides, a deer and hog roast, beer tent, Pimms tent, raffle, live music, archery lessons with the Bath Archers and many local trade, craft and charity stalls.

The popular carnival procession begins with the crowning of the Carnival Queen on The Plain before travelling through the village to the Show Ground, led by the Nailsworth Silver Band.

Showground open to visitors at 12:30pm. The Carnival Queen will be crowned at 1.30pm on The Plain.
Carnival Parade through the village 1.30 – 1.50pm led by Nailsworth Silver Band (High Street closed to vehicles 1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Pay on the gate or buy advance tickets at The Village Shop or The Post Office, Hawkesbury Upton Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3, Children £2, Family ticket £12 (2 adults + up to 4 children)

Dogs welcome on a lead ~ Disabled parking in the Village Hall car park ~ Wheelchair accessible For further information or to book a stall phone 01454 232910 or email: vicky@coombeview.com

Last year we were included in The Daily Telegraph's top recommended things to do over the August Bank Holiday see - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/The-best-August-bank-holiday-weekend-breaks-in-Britain/

   

Saturday 27 August 2016 - Tewkesbury Vintage Fair at Barton Street

Come and join us in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds to enjoy a spot of nostalgia in an old music hall setting for a special vintage event.  We also have a few vintage attractions in the street too!  10.30 to 16.30

W: www.tewkesburyvintagefair.co.uk/home

 
   

29 August 2016 - 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 kicks off once again on August bank holiday Monday.

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

 
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September

2016

2 to 4 September 2016 - DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Kemble Airfield, Nr Cirencester, Glos

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 23 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!
Web: www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

   

3 to 4 September  2016 - 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

Web: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/september-championship-meeting

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

   

3 SEPTEMBER 2016 - 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

For Places to Stay see - Moreton-in-Marsh Accommodation

   

9th September – Friday, 12 Noon

Maiko Mori plays Beethoven and Ravel   

St Lawrence Church, Lechlade GL7 3AB

International prize winning Pianist Maiko Mori will play Beethoven’s Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27-2 "Moonlight," John Ireland’s Chelsea Reach and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit I. Ondine II. Le Gibet III. Scarbo.

MaikoThe concert is part of Lechlade’s popular ‘Serenade and Sandwiches’ series. 
 
Entry is free, as are wine and lunch.  There will be a chance to talk to Maiko over that lunch then: donations will be sought in aid of St Lawrence Church Restoration and Maintenance Appeal.
 
The event organiser said: “Maiko is a most distinguished musician who has played in International Concerts and on BBC Radio 3.  We are delighted that, as part of a short visit to the Cotswolds, she is playing for us in Lechlade."

www.stlawrencelechlade.org.uk
   

10th & 11th September 2016 - Northleach Steam & Vintage Show plus Ale Festival
Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ

A traditional country steam show in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Nestled on a hillside in the Cotswolds, just on the borders of Eastington and Northleach, lies the showground for the Northleach Steam and Vintage Show. Whilst this may not be one of the biggest shows in the country, the show’s heritage and relaxed enjoyable atmosphere set in the idyllic Cotswold countryside gives it a uniqueness of its own. 

Full Size Steam Engines - Scale Size Steam Engines ~ Stationary Engines ~ Vintage Tractors ~ Classic Cars ~ Vintage Motor Cycles & Pedal Cycles - Military Vehicles 

This year’s show looks to be even bigger than last years, with more engines and vehicles on display, lots more stalls and a greater variety of food offerings from burgers and Cornish pasties to hog roast, al fresco Italian to Mexican, donuts, ice-cream and cakes as well as traditional confectionery to bring back memories of bygone days.   Red Lion Inn will be hosting its own Ale Festival at the show with live music throughout the day, and for the children there will be additional entertainment including fun fair amusements, ferret racing, airsoft target paintball, have-a-go archery and even a climbing wall.  It is even hoped to have the threshing machine that once used to appear at the show all those years ago restored and working once again on the showground.
6th & 7th September, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun
£5 Adults, £3 Senior Citizens, Children under 16 FREE
www.northleachsteamshow.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Accommodation at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Northleach

   

4thSeptember 2016 from 11am - 4pm - Tetbury Classic Car Show

At the Dolphin Hall and Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos. Supporting the Stroud based charity ALLSORTS www.allsortsglos.org.uk.

The event website is www.tetburyclassiccarshow.org. Here you can apply online as well as find our other details about the event. Exhibitors free entry. Public £3 adults, £2 Senior Citizens, Children under 16Free. Lots to do for all the family. 450 Classic vehicles on display. Come and spend a lovely day with us. Tetbury town centre next door.
More information contact John Billington 01666 593952.
Email calderstones@hitmail.co.uk

Tetbury Tourist Information

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

 
   

8th to 11th September 2016 -
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.
Web: www.blenheimhorse.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Woodstock and Chipping Norton

   

10th September 2016 - 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: www.newentonionfayre.org

For Places to Stay see - Gloucester and Tewkesbury

   

TBA 2016 - Minchinhampton Country Fayre

Every two years Minchinhampton celebrates its Country Fayre.
The event is designed to be a great community day, the funds from which are distributed to local charities.  In 2013 over £8000 was shared between local charities.

This year’s event will start with a cavalcade of vintage cars driving through the town followed by a procession of local groups and children.

The town crier will then open the Fayre of 2015.
The Fayre takes over the High Street, Market Square, Bell Lane, the entire school grounds and spills out on to the Great Park with a huge variety of stalls and displays.  Clowns will wander among the crowds to entertain visitors as they go.

Refreshments will be available in the Food Court area and will include pulled pork baps, sausage baps, pizzas, omelettes, chips, pies and pickle, ice creams and a beer tent.
The various cafes in the town will be open and additional refreshments will be available in the church porch room and school hall.
The fayre is free to enter and free parking is also provided.

For Places to Stay see - Minchinhampton Accommodation

   
11th September 2016 - Frampton Country Fair
Frampton on Severn, Glos. 10am to 5.30pm.
Web: www.framptoncountryfair.co.uk
   

TBA September 2016 - 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 of the Holy Cross at Avening near Minchinhampton 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.

For Places to Stay see - Minchinhampton Accommodation

 
   

9th to 18th September 2016 - 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.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

   

25 September 2016 - Clypping Ceremony at 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. Held on Sunday of the 19 September or the first Sunday afterwards.

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

For Places to Stay see - Painswick Accommodation

   

10th to 11th September 2016 - Chippy Jazz And Music

Chipping Norton Jazz and Music Festival

This will be the 19th Chippy Jazz and Music Festival. As always, all money raised by CJAM goes to charity.

If you've been to CJAM before, then you'll know just how warm a welcome to expect, how much great music you will hear, and just much fun you will have! If you haven't been before, then you have a very nice surprise in store

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.

About the town - Chipping Norton

Places to Stay - Chipping Norton Accommodation

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October

2016

1 to 2 October 2016 - The Autumn Classicat Prestcott Hill Climb

Saturday: Bugatti Owners Club, Hagley and District LC Club, Midland Automobile Club. A round of the Porsche Club GB, the Scimitar and Sabre Speed and the TR Register Speed Championships

Sunday: Bugatti Owners', Vintage Sports Car Club, 500 Owners Association, Austin Healey Club, Aston Martins Owners Club, HSCC, Historic BMW, Historic AM, MGCC, TVR Club, Morgan Sports Cars ‘Techniques’ Speed Championship. The Revington TR Register Speed and Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championships.

This event also celebrates Prescott's end of season party, with live band and American finger lickin food in the Clubhouse.

Web: www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/autumn-classic-weekend

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation

   

29 September to 2 October 2016 - 13th Tetbury Musical Festival

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

The Patron of the Festival is HRH The Prince of Wales, and the Artistic Director is Jonathan Cohen, who took over from Steven Isserlis CBE in 2013.
Each year the aim is to bring leading instrumentalists and singers to Tetbury, and previous performers read like aWho's Who of the classical music world.

About the Town - Tetbury

Accommodation - Tetbury Places to Stay

 
   

5 to 9 October 2016 - 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.

Web: www.hoys.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Broadway, Chipping Campden
and Stratford-upon-Avon

   

Saturday 8 October 2016 - Chocolate Making by CHOCOLATEgenie

Love chocolate?  Then come and join us for our 2 to 2.5 hour chocolate class, where we will  feed your chocolate passion. You will have the opportunity to work with Belgian chocolate, learn some basic techniques and have the opportunity to sample too.

You will learn how to make truffle fillings and develop skills in piping, rolling, dipping, coating and decorating. Altogether you will make 32 truffles, with your choice of fillings and coatings.  Each truffle will be double coated in Belgian chocolate too.

We will also look at

  • the different types of chocolate, along with tastings
  • the use of moulds
  • the method for tempering chocolate

And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.
These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience. 

Venue – CHOCOLATEgenie, Unit 21 Bond Industrial Estate, Wickhamford
Evesham, WR11 7RL
.

Time 2 – 4pm approx. Cost – £43 Please book online @
http://chocolategenie.co.uk/chocolate-making-courses-gloucestershire/chocolate-making/

2017 courses on the following dates:- 11 February, 11 March, 1 July, 30 September, 7 October.

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Chocolate making

   

14 to 16 October 2016 - Cotswold Miniatures Weekend at Eastington near Stroud

Come and join us for a weekend of fun, making miniatures with a friendly group of like-minded people. Our aim is to offer something for everyone from complete beginners to the most experienced miniaturists.

Choose from a great selection of classes taught by some of the top miniaturists in the UK and overseas. Meet up wih old friends and make new ones.

Location: Eastington Community Centre, Snakey Lane, Alkerton, Eastington, Gloucestershire, GL10 3AQ

Web: www.cotswoldminiaturesweekend.co.uk

For Places to Stay see - Stroud Accommodation

 
   

7 to 9 October 2016 - Banbury Folk Festival

The Festival will be centred around Banbury Town Hall, where there will be extra concerts using the new function room as well as the main hall. Other events will take place at Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Banbury Folk Club’s great new venue at the Banbury Cross and at the Reindeer Inn.

Camping is included in the weekend ticket and a shuttle-bus service will run between the campsite and the Town Hall. We have tried to cater for all tastes with a wide variety of artists taking part in the concerts and events. Some festival favourites, but also some you may not have seen and heard before. 

Web: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/

For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation

 
   

8 to 22 October 2016 - Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival

Now celebrating the 20th year, the Festival has become a key event in the cultural calendar of this unique and historic town and presents a fantastic programme of internationally renowned names and emerging artists from classical, jazz, folk and world music.

Web: www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

For Places to Stay see - Stratford-upon-Avon Accommodation

 
   
7 to 16 October 2016 - The Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016 promises to be a world renowned 10-day celebration of reading, writing and authors once again this autumn – with guest speakers set to include literary legends, politicians, designers, comedians and stars of the stage and screen.

For book lovers, Cheltenham is the only one place to be this autumn. Whether you’re looking for the biggest names in fiction, politics, television, art, food or sport, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has it all.

Web: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

   

Thursday 27 October 2016 - 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

More info - Places to Visit Stow-on-the-Wold

Places to Stay - Stow Accommodation

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November

2016

TBA November 2016 - 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

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

   

24 November to 11 December 2016 - 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
   

27 November 2015 - Broadway Late Night Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping in Broadway is when the village really comes alive . Festive crowds of Christmas shoppers gather over two consecutive Fridays to indulge in the village's late night shopping offering of unique gifts that make the perfect Christmas presents for your friends and family.

The evening is filled with Christmas festivities, street entertainers, pony sleigh rides, live music and lots of spirited seasonal shoppers!

The two dates for the 2015 late night shopping in Broadway are the last Friday in November (27th) and the first Friday in December (4th). The shops stay open from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, inviting everyone to come along and join in with the festive fun. When you go, be sure to look out for the shops offering free mince pies and mulled wine!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

 
   

Sunday 22nd November 2015 - Burford Singers – Handel’s Israel in Egypt - 7.30pm at Church of St John the Baptist Church Green Burford OX18 4RY

Burford Singers with: Baroque Ensemble Canzona - Leader: Theresa Caudle, Sarah Power - Soprano:
James Neville, Counter-tenor: Daniel Auchinloss, Tenor: Conductor: Brian Kay.

Burford Singers November Concert

Handel's mighty oratorio Israel in Egypt has long remained second only to Messiah in popularity, setting words from the Book of Exodus and telling the story of the parting of the Red Sea in a sequence of magnificently dramatic choruses, which find the composer at the peak of his powers.

Tickets reserved at £21, £17.00, £13.00, unreserved at £10.50 Postal booking (advised) opens on 3 October 2015 Telephone booking opens on 2 November from 01993 822412 Booking in person opens 7 November 2015 The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

Full details and booking form available on our website www.burfordsingers.org.uk

   

The Dolphins Dramatic Society
PresentSummer HolidayThe Musical

Stage Adaptation byMichael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan

Three London bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a number 9 double-decker London bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel on the promise that if they make it they will own and be in charge of a whole fleet. En-route they meet two ladies whose car has broken down and take them to their next singing job in
Athens. They also pick up a stowaway; a young American boy. Meanwhile, a young American female singer has gone missing (the young American boy is actually the young American girl). The singers’ mother, a VERY ambitious woman and her aid take the story to the press and it makes the front page. Mayhem ensues as the pushy Mum and the aid try to put a spanner in the works! The musical is colourful and funny with plenty of songs you can sing along with. Come and join The Dolphins Dramatic Society on their red London bus more commonly known as:
 Venue -          The Dolphins Hall, New Church Street, Tetbury.
 Date's -          Thursday 26 November 7.30pm
                        Friday 27 November 7.30pm
                        Saturday 28 November - Matinee 2.30pm Evening 7.30pm
 
Cost -              Adults £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Child £5.00
Box Office       Tetbury Hardware, London Road, Tetbury or get your tickets online from:
Web: www.dolphinsdramaticsociety.org.uk/

   

26 November 2016 - Woodstock Christmas Market at St Mary Magdalene Church Park Street Woodstock

Woodstock Christmas MarketOfficial opening by Edla Duchess of MARLBOROUGH aT 10AM  event closes at 19.30 - 45 Artisan traders.

Full choral entertainment throughout the Event

Town Lights switched on at 6pm

Showcasing a range of wares from jewellery and jigsaws to hand bags and knits; woodcraft and paintings to photos and cards; soaps and wax art to fashions and cushions, there’ll be stalls to suit all interests and ages.

https://www.facebook.com/Woodstock-Christmas-Market-159720917445602/

   

Saturday 28 November 2015 - Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas

Moreton's 6th 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.

 
   

CHELTENHAM CHORAL SOCIETY
‘MESSIAH’ by George Frideric HANDEL
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015  7.30pm ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH
TICKETS £15 UNDER 13S FREE all unreserved

For many people the music of the Christmas season begins with a performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This famous oratorio, composed in 1741, features the well-known ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ and the beautiful solo ‘I know that my Redeemer Liveth’.
Cheltenham Choral Society are delighted once again to perform Messiah, on Saturday 28 November 2015 at St Matthews’s Church, Clarence Street, at 7.30.
They will be accompanied by Soloists Hannah Davey (Soprano), Victoria Jess (Contralto), Gareth Dafydd Morris (Tenor) and Edward Seymour (Bass) and the English Concertante Orchestra, Leader George Ewart.  Continuo is played by Neil Fortin and Ian Higginson conducts.

Tickets are available on the door and in advance from:
Wilson Tourist Information Centre
Clarence Street, Cheltenham
Telephone 01242 237431(op3)
Email CheltChoralSoc@mail.com

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December

2015

1st December 2015 - Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Christmas Advent Festival. Organised and partially funded by the the Winchcombe Forum, the festival will see shopkeepers, restauranteurs, businesspeople and publicans alike joining forces to celebrate the festive season in style by laying on Christmas offers, events and entertainment for shoppers and visitors who visit the Cotswold town throughout December. More details will follow nearer the time.

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.

 
   

4 December 2015 - Broadway Late Night Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping in Broadway is when the village really comes alive . Festive crowds of Christmas shoppers gather over two consecutive Fridays to indulge in the village's late night shopping offering of unique gifts that make the perfect Christmas presents for your friends and family.

The evening is filled with Christmas festivities, street entertainers, pony sleigh rides, live music and lots of spirited seasonal shoppers!

The two dates for the 2015 late night shopping in Broadway are the last Friday in November (27th) and the first Friday in December (4th). The shops stay open from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, inviting everyone to come along and join in with the festive fun. When you go, be sure to look out for the shops offering free mince pies and mulled wine!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

 
   

Friday 4 December 2015 - 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.

Web: www.bourtoninfo.com/news-events/christmas

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

 
   

Childrens' Christmas Funday at Sulgrave Manor
Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th December 10am - 4pm

Entrance includes childrens christmas house tour, storytelling, visit to Santa Grotto & gift, christmas crafts and activities to delight all ages.
Seasonal homemade refreshments available in the Buttery all day.
Entrance - Children £12 (£10 if booked and paid for in advance) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults free and must be accompanied by a 'paying' child
please contact julie.wood@sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205 for more details or to book. Web: www.sulgravemanor.org.uk

 
   

CHELTENHAM CHORAL SOCIETY

Tapestry of Christmas Music

Tues 8th December 2015 * 7.30pm * Pump Rooms

Tickets: £10 (£5 under 13) all unreserved

Cheltenham Choral Society
Conductor: Ian Higginson
Pianist: Neil Fortin
Soprano Soloist: Melissa Friessner-Day
Airthrie School Choir
Prestbury St Mary’s Church of England School Choir

Cheltenham Choral Society, conducted by Ian Higginson and accompanied by Neil Fortin on the Steinway grand piano, present a Tapestry of Christmas Music, featuring children's choirs from Airthrie School and Prestbury St Mary’s Church of England School along with local soprano soloist Melissa Friessner-Day.
This traditional family concert will include a variety of festive music, old favourites and new works, along with seasonal readings and some surprises!
Join us for a celebratory concert in a spectacular venue - Cheltenham Pump Rooms
The concert is in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

 
   

Childrens' Christmas Funday at Sulgrave Manor
Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th December 10am - 4pm

Entrance includes childrens christmas house tour, storytelling, visit to Santa Grotto & gift, christmas crafts and activities to delight all ages.
Seasonal homemade refreshments available in the Buttery all day.
Entrance - Children £12 (£10 if booked and paid for in advance) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults free and must be accompanied by a 'paying' child
please contact julie.wood@sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205 for more details or to book. Web: www.sulgravemanor.org.uk

 
   

Carols in the Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Glos. BS36 1SE
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, starting at 4pm. Gates open from 3.30pm. 

Our popular ‘Carols in the Barn’ will take place on two afternoons this year at 4pm.  This fun dramatic presentation of the Christmas Story by St Michael's church is suitable for all ages, and is interspersed with traditional carols for all to join in. The medieval barn makes a superb atmospheric setting for these time old traditions, but please remember it is an ancient agricultural building with no heating and uneven floors!  Dress warmly with suitable footwear.  A torch may be useful.   The gates to the site will open at 3.30pm so that visitors can collect a cup of mulled wine or fruit juice and a mince pie before the Carols, all included in the ticket price of just £2 adults and £1 children. Numbers are limited and tickets must be ordered in advance.  Please ring Gill on 01454 774479 or buy tickets in person from Dairy's Coffee Shop, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne.  For more information and a downloadable booking form see the website   www.WinterbourneBarn.org.uk
Limited parking is available on site and the lane is narrow, so where possible please walk from Winterbourne village.  If you do need to bring a car, please approach the Barn from the Beacon Lane (Bradley Stoke) end only so that Church Lane will have a one-way traffic flow to avoid congestion.
   

13 December 2015 - Teckels Animal Sanctuaries Christmas Fair

On Sunday 13 December 12:00-16:00, Gloucester based animal rescue charity Teckels Animal Sanctuaries is hosting its annual Christmas Fair fundraiser at Whitmister Village Hall, GL2 7NT. Festive fun for all the family; shop till you drop from a wide variety of local stall-holders selling gorgeous arts, crafts and handmade Christmas gifts. There will be music, a raffle, tombola, cakes, mince pies, hot drinks and other sweet treats to enjoy. Entry is 50p for adults including a raffle ticket and entry for those under 16 years of age is free. Proceeds raised will go directly to the care of their cat and dog residents.

Web: www.teckelsanimalsanctuaries.co.uk/whats-on.html

 
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