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2020 Events

Celebrating great music in extraordinary places.

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Iford Arts announces new season and new Artistic Director Oliver Gooch appointed to lead ambitious opera company into 2020 and beyond. 

Following on from a successful 2019 season, which saw Iford Arts move away from long time home Iford Manor and explore exciting new venues.  Iford Arts is thrilled to announce a return to The Guildhall Bath in May with a semi-staged version of Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow.2020 also sees the return to the stunning grounds of Grade 1 Belcombe Court with a new production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in August.  And in September, Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company bring Handel’s Acis and Galatea to Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon which has recently undergone a stunning £2million transformation.

Not to be missed are the two phenomenally successful Picnic Prom events and the Iford Arts Young Artists concerts. Headlining our first prom, after her record breaking sell out show, is Clare Teal and her Trio on 28th August with Classico Latino closing the festival with fireworks on 5th September.  The Young Artists Concert returns with two back to back concerts showcasing the very best young starry singers as they make their way up the ladder of success.  There is another chance to hear the Iford Arts Young Artists perform at the American Museum as part of their 4th July celebrations.

Music Director of Iford Arts since 2005, Oliver Gooch steps into the role of Artistic Director from 2020.  The British conductor balances his orchestral engagements with extensive work in opera in the UK and abroad. His orchestral and operatic conducting career to date has seen collaborations with the LSO, Philharmonia, RPO, BBC Symphony, Hallé, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Opera North; and further afield, RTE National Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, AsLico and New York Sinfonietta. 

Oliver remains committed to nurturing new talent and will continue to spearhead the development of the Iford Arts’ New Generation Artists programme.

Oliver Gooch, Artistic Director, says of his appointment: “Iford Arts has established itself as the home for opera in the South West and I am honoured and delighted to be its new Artistic Director. Building on the extraordinary legacy of Judy Eglington, I am looking forward to leading Iford Arts’ artistic vision at this exciting time of development, building on its reputation for making bold and ambitious work in extraordinary places."



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Thursday 20th February 2020, Jamie Richardson will speak on  Facets of Nature at Broadway Museum

You are warmly invited to a talk by the Secretary of the UK Facet Cutters' Guild.
On Thursday 20th February, Jamie Richardson will speak on 
Facets of Nature.

Jamie will introduce you to how a gemstone is made and discuss what makes a piece of rock come to life, full of sparkle and brilliance.

The talk is the first in our NFU Mutual (Moreton-in-Marsh) 2020 Lecture Series and will take place at the Museum at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6.30 pm.

Early booking is recommended, and admission includes
a glass of wine or soft drink.

Admission is £10 or £9 for Friends and Benefactors

To reserve a place, please:
Call: 01386 859047
Visit: Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DP






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Oxenhall –
Dymock - See events or news

Kempley DaffodilsThe villages of Kempley, Oxenhall & Dymock within the “Golden Triangle” will once again celebrate the birth of spring when carpets of wild daffodils burst forth for visitors to see. Visitors can expect a wide range of activities across the three villages. The programme includes weekend events at each village with organised walks, luscious Daffodil lunches, teas, exhibitions in the local churches and at Kempley trips on the Daff & ride bus.

 This year, Awnells Farm, Countryside Restoration Trust will also offer a farm open day.

 Free parking is available at all the venues and full programmes are shown below and online.


21 March & 22 March 2020 - West Country Game Fair at Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset,


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.


For Places to Stay near showground see - Bath Accommodation

Bath Game Fair

10 to 13 March 2020 - Cheltenham Racecourse National Hunt Festival (Gold Cup Week)

The Festival

Be a part of the extraordinary atmosphere created at the Home of Jump racing as we host the most prestigious and unmissable Jump racing event of the year.

The Cheltenham Festival is a bucket list event that captures the world producing unmissable moments that last lifetime. 

The crowds will come alive as they watch 28 races across four extraordinary days. The horses will race up the Cheltenham Hill in their bid to become a Festival winner, an achievement that every jockey, owner, and trainer dream of. 

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

Cheltenham Races

27 to 29 March 2020 - Bibury Literary Festival at St Mary's Church, Bibury, 10am-8pm

'Our Special Relationship with the US' is the theme of the second Bibury Literary Festival. Join us for a weekend of fascinating and inspirational talks from such names as Christopher Meyer, Jonathan Aitken and Nicholas Coleridge. Tickets will be on sale below from 1st Feb 2020.



Music performed by Musica Vera
Chamber Choir

Date: Saturday 21 March 2020
Time: 3pm Venue: St Gregory'sChurch, Cheltenham, GL50 3PR
Performance: 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Music by 17th Century female composers,
also "Beatus Vir" - Claudio Monteverdi

PRICE: £12 full price, Under 18s free

PROGRAMME 2020 Saturdays at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Tea with homemade sandwiches and cakes is available after the concert

March 21st 2020 Tasmin Little (violin)

Piers Lane    (piano)


Tasmin Little has established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists and has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Tasmin will be stepping down from the concert platform during the summer of 2020 after around 2000 performances over 30 years.


Painswick Music Society



Bach St John PassionSaturday, 4th April 2020, 7.30pm Burford Singers – Bach St John Passion

Church of St John the Baptist
Church Green,
Burford OX18 4RY

Burford Singers with
Benedict Hymas – Evangelist
John Stainsby - Christus
Alison Rose – Soprano
James Neville – Counter-tenor
Laurence Kilsby - Tenor
Freddie Long - Bass
Leader: Theresa Caudle
Conductor: Brian Kay

Tickets reserved at £25 (sold out) £20, £15, unreserved £10, children and students half price Online booking at
(Booking fee applies)
Booking in person (unreserved tickets only) The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ Full details on our website


4th April to 5th April 2020 - Shipton Quilters 14th Exibition 10am to 4pm

Venue: Rendcomb College, Rendcomb, Cirencester GL7 7HA.  Admission £4 - under 16's free. Parking free.  Disabled access.

There will be quilt displays, demonstrations, traders and sales table, and more!.  Refreshments are available.  This year our raffle is in aid of Maggie's, Medical Detection Dogs and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People..  We have made a beautiful quilt, which is first prize.  For further information e-mail:


Saturday 4th April 2020, 7.30pm - Cheltenham Choral Society Spring Concert at Christ Church, Cheltenham GL50 2JH

Conductor: Alexander Thacker Cotswold Sinfonia Leader: David Lewis Continuo Organ: Alison Howell.

Unreserved Tickets £18 under 13s free Buy on the door, from choir members or via Contact us at


PROGRAMME 2020 - Saturdays at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Tea with homemade sandwiches and cakes is available after the concert

April 4th 2020
Orchestra of the Swan


Orchestra of the Swan is one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras.  OOTS is passionate about promoting new music and has premiered more than 70 new works. OOTS has been enormously successful in musical outreach in the Midlands area.


Painswick Music Society

Wed 15 April to Sat 18 April 2020 - Sherston Drama Groul presents Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee at Sherston Village Hall - 7.30pm.

Adapted for the stage by Daniel O'Brien
The play is a vivid memoir of Laurie Lee’s childhood in the Slad Valley near Stroud where time was measured by the seasons and the pace of a horse. It was a timeless place where life had barely changed in a thousand years, but is now on the verge of huge changes.

Laurie and his five siblings lived in poverty surrounded by their mother’s love. Theirs was a childhood full of adventures, both real and imagined, in a village full of characters including warring grannies, a fearsome teacher, a school bully and a girl named Rosie....

Adults £8 Concessions £6.50. Box Office - Sherston Post Office Stores
Booking Line - 07791 544243

Cider with Rosie

Easter Monday 13 April 2020 - Paxford Races North Cotswold Hunt Point to Point

The course opened in 1997 thanks to the generosity of hunt stalwart Geoff Adams, and provides an excellent days entertainment for the whole family, with good views of the race course, betting facilities, picnic spaces, hound displays, trade stands, bars, food stalls, hospitality and children’s amusements.

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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Spring VWH Fun Ride at Cirencester Park
Sunday 5 April 2020

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By kind permission of the Earl Bathurst, this 10 mile fun ride offers the advantage of no road work and unlimited space. Our well organised event is great as a schooling session for the young horse with a huge variety of inviting optional fences of all sizes - and is equally as fun for the experienced partnerships who want to go round at their own pace. All ages and abilities welcome.

With clearly signed trails covering over 1O miles of parkland in Gloucestershire’s most beautiful country estate, the park boasts some of the most stunning vistas in England. Spring is a fantastic time of year to appreciate the seasonal colours of historic woodland and wide sweeping tree lined avenues. So come and make a day of it! (entry via Two Mile Lodge, Stroud Road,GL7 6JT) We are proud to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

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Adults £20 in advance and £25 on the day, under 16’s £15 in advance and £20 on the day
Online entries


Thursday 23 April 2020 - 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 Union Jack 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.

Morris Dancing on St. George's Day

The Traditional Ilmington MM : St George's Day - Every year The Ilmington Morris Men celebrate St George’s Day. Again, they return to the village of Lower Brailes, in the evening, to dance at the Church of St George and The George Hotel.

Chipping Campden MM : St George's Day - Chipping Campden from 6:30pm.

Gloucestershire MM : St George's Day - 7:45 pm with Miserden Morris and Stroud Morris Dancers at the carpenters Arms, Miserden. Followed with Music & Song inside.

Shakespeare Morris :St. George's Day - 8:00 pm 'til late - The Boar's Head, Hampton Lucy CV35 8BE. Morris Dancing including several excellent guest teams, St George Mummer's Play and music session to follow
&  Saturday 27th April  - All day Shakespeare's Birthday Parade - Stratford-upon-Avon.

England National St George's Flag

9 to 17 May 2020 - Stratford upon Avon
Literary Festival

Celebrating its 13th year in 2020, The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is we run a programme of education events in local schools as well as workshops in prisons helping prisoners write bedtime stories for their children.

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.


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


PROGRAMME 2020 - Saturdays at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Tea with homemade sandwiches and cakes is available after the concert

April 25th 2020
Roderick Williams (baritone)

Iain Burnside  (piano)


Roderick Williams performs a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He won the Singer of the Year Award in the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was awarded the OBE for services to music in June 2017.


Painswick Music Society

Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7.30pm - Corinium Players Classical Guitar Ensemble at the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Corinium guitar ensembleAs part of their 20thAnniversary celebrations, the Corinium Players will be performing a Tea-Time recital at the Tetbury Goods Shed. 

The children will play a selection of solos, duets and ensembles on the versatile classical guitar, from Baroque to the Beatles, plus Latin and popular pieces.

Tickets £7 (accompanied under 14s free) available from:




Friday 1 May 2020 - Oxford City Morris Men

Oxford City Morris MenThe City men, and many other Morris sides, take part in the traditional May morning celebrations in Oxford.

The men can be found gathering on the Oxford side of Magdalen bridge to listen to the choir of Magdalen College singing from the top of the college tower.

Dancing begins around 6.15 a.m. in Radcliffe Square, beside the famous Camera, and continues for nearly three hours at various locations, including Broad Street, St Giles, and the Kings Arms!

After breakfast most of the teams go off to other events around the district. In recent years, the festivities have continued from midday into the afternoon in North Parade, Oxford, just off the Banbury Rd.



5 May to 10 May 2020 - Cheltenham
International Jazz Festival

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020 returns in May with a broad spectrum of world-class contemporary jazz, blues, soul, R&B and pop. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Cheltenham The Festival Town from May 5-10, this year’s programme once again delivers a balance of core jazz and mainstream offerings from today’s biggest stars, heritage legends and next-generation talent, with an impressive spread of UK exclusives and special commissions in the mix. 

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020 is hosted in a tented festival village in the town centre’s Montpellier Gardens featuring the Henry Westons Big Top stage, Jazz Arena, Free Stage, Yamaha Discovery Space, a programme of family activities and events and a food, drink and market area. The Festival reaches beyond the festival village into Cheltenham bringing jazz to venues throughout the day until late into the night.  These include Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College Parabola Arts Centre, Hotel du Vin, The Daffodil and a new pop-up venue Warehouse @ The Brewery Quarter plus a dozen more clubs and bars and three street stages in the …around town programme supported by Cheltenham BID.

Cheltenham Festivals

Box Office 01242 850270

Head Office 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS

For more information about the town of Cheltenham

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

Stratford Jazz Festival

For Lodgings see:-
Cheltenham Accommodation

PROGRAMME 2020 - Saturdays at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Tea with homemade sandwiches and cakes is available after the concert

May 9th 2020
Nash Ensemble


The Nash Ensemble of London has built up a remarkable reputation as one of Britain’s finest chamber music groups and is currently the Chamber Ensemble in residence at the Wigmore Hall. 

“a unique ensemble at the heart of British music making”
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times


Painswick Music Society

Sunday 10 May 2020 - The Spring Service and Ceremonial Cheese Rolling at Randwick

Saturday 16 May 2020 - Wap Day

(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 16 May 2012 - Wap Procession and Fayre 12.45pm

About the Wap -

Wap information point: 07971 641128.

.For Places to Stay see - Tetbury accommodation

Cheese rolling at Randwick Wap

5 to 10 May 2020 - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

In association with BBC Radio 2
Cheltenham Jazz Festival is one of Europe’s leading jazz festivals, featuring international headline acts, cutting-edge jazz and unique collaborations. Guest Curator Gregory Porter adds star quality and special guests to the line-up.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals, a charity which creates world-class cultural festivals and year-round accessible talent development, outreach and education programmes. Over 225,000 visitors a year are inspired by its Literature, Science, Jazz and Music Festivals. Cheltenham Jazz Festival started in 1996.

PROGRAMME 2020 - Saturdays at 3pm
St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Tea with homemade sandwiches and cakes is available after the concert

May 9th 2020 Nash Enemble

The Nash Ensemble of London has built up a remarkable reputation as one of Britain’s finest chamber music groups and is currently the Chamber Ensemble in residence at the Wigmore Hall. 

“a unique ensemble at the heart of British music making”
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times


Painswick Music Society

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show

As part of the 2020 Helicopter Meeting theme the flying display makes a return, contrary to previous announcements, and will be predominantly helicopters. This display will be split in to two sections, with falconry and radio controlled model aircraft taking part too.

On the ground the arena displays, childrens' amusements, live music and classic and ex military vehicles will continue. Back after a few years' absence is the craft marquee, a firm favourite!

As usual the show will be run under the regulations as set by the Military Aviation Authority.


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

Lechlade Duck Race  

7 May to 10 May 2020 - Malvern Spring Festival Show at Three Counties Showground

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.


Thursday 14 May and Thursday 21 October 2020 - 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 14th May and 21st 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 -


TBA May 2020 - Stanton Spring Fete and Novelty Dog Show

Stanton Social Committee are holding their Annual Spring Fete and Novelty Dog Show on Saturday 16 May between 12:00 and 16:00 in the garden of Stanton Manor Hotel, Stanton St Quintin, SN14 6DQ.

Find all the fun of a traditional village fete with plenty for the family to enjoy, along with a group of dogs each competing to be the best. A Licensed Bar will be available with BBQ and Tea Tent. 

Supporting Julia’s House (providing practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting conditions) and Teach Us Too’ (the charity associated with Jonathan Bryan) as well as Stanton Primary School and Stanton Parish Hall.  Venue ½ mile North from M4, J17.

Adults £2, Children Free

Stanton Spring Fete

18 May to 25 May 2020 - Winchcombe Festival
Music and Arts

The Festival is a non-profit making organisation run by people in Winchcombe for people in Winchcombe, bringing live music and arts to Winchcombe.  We showcase local talent as well as many wonderful performers and artists from further afield.

This year we are celebrating the Tudors in Winchcombe.


Saturday 16 May 2020 - Burford, Oxfordshire Levellers Day 10.30am - 3.30pm


On 17 May in 1649, on the orders of Cromwell, three Levellers's leaders were executed outside Burford Church. Each year we gather there for a day of celebration and commemoration of the ideas of the English Levellers' - democracy, equality and religious freedom.

Its a day of political debate, radical history, song and music. With high profile speakers, historians, entertainers and family fun, it is a great day out in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The day starts with a commemoration by the church and then accompanied by music and song we march up the hill to the recreation ground for a programme of politics, debate, childrens activities, refreshments and music.

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


15 May to 17 May 2020 - Winchcombe
Cotswolds 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.

The 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 -

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation


6th Lechlade  Annual  Vintage  Rally &  Country Show
23/24/25 May 2020

Opening at 10.00 am all days

This year include, Classic Cars,  Classic Motor Cycles,  Commercial Vehicles,  Collections,  Miniature Steam,  Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans,  Craft Tent. for the children Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, Parrots and much more.
 This year’s Ring events,
 SAT:-     Blue Cross Fun Dog Show, Great Western Youth Band &  Britannia Majorettes
 SUN :-   Morris Dancing
MON:-   SNDog Rescue from Swindon, (Save Needy Dogs) Fun Dog Show
Boot Sales,  Trade Stands,  Auto Jumble,  Car Boot.  Food and Drink.  Raffle & Tombola all days.  Car Parking Free.

Lechlade Collectors Club Fair

Now we have a bigger field we are able to offer `all weekend` CAMPING FOR VISITORS    FREE

Admission £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16`s Free (With paying adult.)
Come along with the family and enjoy the day.
Web: |  e-mail  |  phone 01993843221 | post PO Box  387,  Carterton Sorting Office, Carterton, Oxon. OX18 9DL      Find us on Facebook


La Vie en Bleu incorporating La Vita Rossa
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May 2020
A celebration of French and Italian cars, music and entertainment


“The event is quintessentially British - a mini Goodwood Festival of Speed set in the glorious Cotswolds. It’s a club motor sport at its best, where visitors can mingle with the cars, speak to the drivers, and watch rare historic vehicles to modern day supercars being pushed to their limits”.  Nick Mason, Drummer from Pink Floyd, historic racer and avid car collector.

'La Vie en Bleu' returns to Prescott on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019. The spectacular two-day event is a firm favourite on the motoring calendar and celebrates all things French & Italian.
Prescott Hill Climb (Home of the Bugatti Owners’ Club) will once again be transformed into a celebration of fine French and Italian automobiles, action-packed motor racing, and a whole host of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained.

Visiting French and Italian car clubs all welcome!
Own a French or Italian car?
You can be part of it too! Why not enter it in to our Orchard display area



Monday 27th May 2019 - 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:

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

woolsack races at Tetbury

18 May to 26 May 2019 - 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.


For Places to Stay see - Nailsworth Accommodation


24 to 26 May 2019 - Lechlade Music Festival
The Best Festival in the Cotswolds

The popular 3 day music festival, held at Riverside Country Park along the banks of the Thames in Lechlade, is heading into its 6th year.

Multi-Award Winning Family-Friendly Festival

Lechlade music festival


Monday 27 May 2019 - Cheese Rolling at Cooper's 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:

Upwards of 40 contests annually attempt to chase a rolling cheese wheel down the hill for what may be the strangest competition in the history of mankind. However, the rich tradition dates back several hundred years validating the race as a world-famous event. The legacy lives on without a conclusive origin, yet many attest that it spawned during the early 1800s to celebrate the turn of winter and a fresh batch of crops.

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

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill

Monday 27 May 2019 - 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

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

Admission - £3 per adult. Children free.


18 May 2019 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m) -


Barnsley Festival, already known and loved by thousands, celebrates its 31st anniversary and was founded by one of Britain’s greatest gardeners, the late Rosemary Verey.

The small Cotswold village of Barnsley, still an unspoilt corner of England, holds several examples of her work, from her own splendid garden at Barnsley House Hotel to smaller gardens in and around the village.



25, 26, 27 May 2019 - 5th  Lechlade Annual Vintage
Rally & Country Show

Our 5th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show will take place at LANGLEY FARM, LANGLEY LANE, CLANFIELD OX18 2RZ commencing at 10am on all days.commencing at 10.00 am both days.

Classic cars, classic motor cycles, commercial vehicles, collections, miniature steam, tractors, model tent, classic caravans, crafts, funfair, bouncy castle, face painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, parrots and much more.

This year's Ring events,
SAT: Blue Cross Fun Dog Show, Great Western Youth Band
SUN: Morris Dancing & Britannia Majorettes
Boot sales, trade stands, auto jumble, food and refreshments. Raffle

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1st June 2019 - Chadlington 16th Beer Festival

16th Chadlington Beer Festival
Saturday 1 June 2019, from midday
Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxfordshire, OX7 3NX
Doors open at midday, until 11pm

Chadlington Beer FestivalThe fantastic Chadlington Beer Festival – beer, cider, lager, wine, Pimms, gin, live music all day, BBQ, tea tent, kids stuff.  Gate price is £10 - this includes a Festival Glass, programme and some beer tokens. There are around 20 ales to enjoy - beer tokens can also be used to purchase cider, Pimms and wine too. Non-beer drinkers are free.
Children's entry is £3 per child, with all activities then free and unlimited (except for the face painting).

For more information, please go to: or

There is a motivator behind all this merriment, and that is to raise funds for the Friends of Chadlington School (FOCS), with all money raised subsidising some fantastic school trips and paying for the 'extras' that the school wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

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 2 June 2019 from 11am - Chippenham Lions will be holding a Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

Location: Meadow Farm Nurseries
Sutton Lane, Langley Burrell, SN15 4LW

This is the eighth year we have held this event and it grows in size and popularity every year.  We will have a large variety of attractions for all the family to enjoy and we expect to have in excess of 300 cherished cars attending as well as a performance arena, a fairground, Local Foods, Craft, Charity and Trade Stands.  

The entrance will be £6 for adults (children under 10 go free) and all money raised will go to Lions Charities - local, national and international. For more detail:

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9 June 2019 - Whit Sunday, St Briavels
Bread and Cheese Dole

Calendar Customs

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


4 to 6 June 2019 - 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 :

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

Bledington Music Festival

4 to 6 June 2019


4 to 9 June 2019 - Cheltenham Festival of Science
Town Hall and Everyman Theatre

Box Office (01242) 227979,

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham accommodation

Cheltenham Festival of Science
4 to 9 June 2019

Saturday 8th June 2019 - Broadwell and Donnington Village Fete from 1-5pm.

A traditional, and some might say, the best village fete in the North Cotswolds held on the village green of beautiful Broadwell village.

Events include Chipping Campden Morris Dancers, circus skills for kids, a dog show, tug of war, barbecue, afternoon teas, cake stall, plant stall, coconut shy, ice creams, milkshakes, tombolas, toy stall, games, Pimms, strawberries and cream from our local dairy, book stall, welly wanging, raffle, games and duck races in the brook alongside the green. And much more too. Come and experience a traditional summer fete in this beautiful location.

The social media links are as follows:


8 June 2019 - Ramsden Village Fete and Dog Show
at the Playing Field, OX7 3AX

Ramsden Village Fete 2018The West Oxfordshire fête that everyone loves: a traditional event with a modern twist – fun for everybody. The Food Hall, open from midday, has a wide range of hot and cold foods to suit all tastes. The bar offers Pimms, Prosecco and artisan gins from local suppliers

This year there will be even more craft stalls, and dog agility displays alongside the Dog Show – yes, this is a dog-friendly event.

For children there is a small fairground, water splash, bouncy castles, coconut shy, try-your-strength plus many more games. Games for old and young include tug-of-war and egg-throwing. If you need a rest, sit down and enjoy Maypole Dancers, Clog Dancers, Morris Men, the Yarnton Brass Band and West Oxfordshire clarinets.

The fête is on Saturday 8th June and runs from NOON to 4pm (food & drink stalls from 12pm) and is at the Playing Field in the middle of Ramsden OX7 3AX.   Adults £1  5-15 years 50p  Under 5s free. 

Visit the Ramsden Village Events Facebook page for regular updates.  Call 01993 868 764 or email for general enquiries and about stalls.
Visit website for general information.


Sunday 9 June 2019 - Hidden Gardens & Sculpture of Rodborough
Location: Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL53NF

11am – 5 pm, Tickets: £6.00 per adult, children free

Rodborough's fourth Hidden Gardens and Sculpture Trail promises to be a visual extravaganza and is an exciting addition to Stroud's calendar of key cultural events.

hidden gardens at RodboroughFor the day, resident gardeners will be throwing open their gates to welcome garden enthusiasts and art lovers. These beautiful, hidden gardens in and around Church Place, Rodborough, range from smaller more intimate cottage style to more substantial landscaped gardens reflecting the individual characters of the owners. These include the fascinating 'secret garden' surrounding Rodborough Court.

The event showcases a dozen or so artists and sculptors, many of whom will be there to talk about their work. We are delighted to welcome back Helen Lomberg, Tom Harvey, Gabriel Bennett Marion Mitchell, along with many new faces as well.

Building on the success of the last event we will be holding an exhibition of sculpture created by local primary school children on the subject of Re-Cycle and Re-Use. There will be free drop-in art workshops for children, book signings by local author Katie Fforde and guided tours of the gardens of the historic Rodborough Court.

There will be a range of stalls in Church Place selling local produce and plants with delicious refreshments served in The Old Endowed School. Sorry, but we have limited access for dogs.

Proceeds this year will go to The Old Endowed School, St Mary Magdalene Church, Mothers in Mind and Stroud Valleys Project.

How to get event tickets
Advance tickets from Stroud Valleys Project or The Prince Albert, or on the day from The Old Endowed School.

Contact the organisers
Phone: 07890 989169
Email: /
Web: Facebook:

Our gardens are in Church Place, Rodborough. Parking at the Stroud Rugby Football Club GL5 3HS.

County: Gloucestershire
Postcode for Sat Nav: GL5 3NF (please verify before travelling)
Find approximate location on Google Maps (new window)


Saturday 8 June 2019 - Southrop Village Fete
(from 1pm)

The RAF Falcons are dropping into Southrop Village Fete on Saturday 8th June!!

They’re the UK’s premier military parachute display team and in huge demand all over Britain and Europe, so it’s a real honour to have them land in our lovely Cotswold village.
The display will start around 3.45pm and once they've landed, the team will be happy to meet you, sign autographs and answer any questions you might have.
Not only that, there's all the usual traditional stalls like SPLAT THE RAT, KIDS' LUCKY DIP and the BOTTLE TOMBOLA, you can try your hand at ARCHERY and have a bounce around on our selection of fun INFLATABLES.

Bring your four-legged friends too and enter them into our fun DOG SHOW. Could your pet pooch win Scruffiest Dog, Waggiest Tail, Most Appealing Eyes or Best Trick?

There'll be tea and cakes on offer in the Village Hall, but if you fancy something a bit stronger, Pimm's and local ales will be on offer in the Beer Tent - perfect for washing down our delicious Hog Roast.

It’s lots of fun for all the family so don’t miss Southrop Village Fete on Saturday June 8th. Gate open at 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!


southrop village fete 2019

Saturday 8 June 2019 - Local Cotswolds Band FAELAND playing at Tetbury Goods Shed
7.30pm to 9.45pm

The music is beautiful, enchanting, uplifting, technically impressive and extremely accessible. Faeland have audiences singing along and being moved instantaneously, regardless of whether or not you have heard their music before; There is something in the words and melodies which goes deeper than the everyday, touching on the mystical and the unspoken. The songs are performed on acoustic guitars, double bass, accordion, banjo, charango, violins, lush vocals and Celtic harp.



Sunday 9 June 2019 2pm to 6pm - Open Gardens at Elkstone Village

Organised and supported by villagers to raise funds for upkeep of the local church and our Village Hall this event offers a unique opportunity to visit this very special Cotswold village and see it in detail not normally accessible to the casual visitor. During the afternoon you can amble through a selection of beautiful private gardens. You can browse the stalls enjoy cream teas, homemade cakes or ice creams, play garden games, follow a village history trail, and enjoy a tractor ride through farmland with sensational views.

1-12IMG_1640-EditThe church of St. John is known for its unusual dovecote above the chancel and its quite exceptional Norman arches in the chancel and sanctuary bathed in golden light. It boasts a wonderful Norman tympanum above the south door. It is said by those who know that it is well worth taking a detour to explore the church and its striking collection of Norman arches and decorative features. On this special afternoon you cannot only soak up the atmosphere, made more special with glorious flower displays but you can also hear the bells and visit the bell tower. The working medieval bell frame has recently been identified as of national historical significance and the bells tell the story of bell foundries from 1657 to 1977.

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

Adults £5.00, Children free, Parking included. No dogs please. Elkstone Village - follow car park signs

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More details on


Sunday 9 June 2019 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.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

Winchcombe Open Gardens

14th to 16th June 2019 - 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:

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation.


Sunday 9th June 2019 - ELKSTONE VILLAGE GARDENS OPEN DAY (Post Code GL53 9PD)

This Open Day not only allows you to amble through private gardens but also offers a unique opportunity to savour this very special Cotswold village in a way not normally accessible to the casual visitor.

In addition to seeing and enjoying the gardens you can visit our Grade 1 listed Norman church made extra special on the day with glorious flower displays, you can hear the bells, visit the bell tower, enjoy tractor rides through the surrounding countryside, play garden games, relax with cream teas, homemade cakes or ice creams and visit stalls to take back a reminder of a special day.

See the environmental initiatives in the churchyard including our wildflower Coronation Meadow now in its second season when we hope several species will be flowering, bug houses installed to encourage wildlife and our environmentally friendly loo. No dogs please.
A very special treat awaits visitors this year when our local artists, all resident in the village, combine to put on an exhibition which will show the history of the village in art and environmentally friendly art based on recycling.

Visit the beautiful Norman church, the highest in the Cotswolds, hear the bells, visit the bell tower and see the environmental friendly initiatives including an eco-loo, emerging wild flower meadow and bug houses.

All proceeds from the event go towards the upkeep of our church and our village hall. Cost: Adults £5.00, children free.

How to get event passports:
Tickets available on the day at the car park field or at various sites around the village. Contact the organisers: Email:


Elkstone church

Open gardens at Elkstone


8 to 9 June 2019 - Ashton under Hill Open Gardens

Around 25 gardens will be open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day

Come and enjoy a wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the lower slopes of Bredon Hill. Light lunches and cream teas served in our refreshment marquee from 12pm, as well as rolls, tea and cakes served by the WI in the Village Hall. Full meals available all day in The Star, our village pub. Quality plants and craft goods will also be on sale.

Free exhibition of photographs of Bredon Hill in St Barbara’s Church.

Free car parking and free minibus service around the village.
Adults £6, children under 16 free of charge. Free illustrated programme for all visitors.

To find out more, including photos of previous events, please visit our website at:

Ashton Under Hill
Open Gardens 2019

Sunday 9th June 2019 2.00pm to 6.00pm - Winchcombe Open Gardens

Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe is in the Cotswold’s countryside, within a few miles of both Broadway and Cheltenham. The gardens range from designer gardens to smaller and more intimate cottage style. A range of gardens will be open, with a different selection each year. This year we have approximately 17 gardens opening, all within an easy walking distance of the Church.

Organized by the Friends of St Peter's Church, a charity helping to preserve and maintain the Grade I listed building and churchyard located in the Centre of town.

Plant and Tea Sales
There will be plants and teas available to buy from 1-6pm from St Peter's Church.

£6.00 adults, under 12s free.

How to get Event Tickets/Map
From about 2 weeks before the event from Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre (TIC), or on the day from the TIC from 10am-4pm, Winchcombe's Back Lane car park (near library) from 1-4pm or any open garden from 2-6pm.

Sadly, only appropriate assistance dogs can accompany visitors

Parking available at Library car park (postcode below), Bull Lane car park, and Abbey Terrace.

County: Gloucestershire, Postcode for Sat Nav: GL54 5PZ .

Contact the Organizers


Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June 2019 - Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Bike Fest celebrates engineering excellence; from rare, classic, modern, customised to hand built motorbikes and some pretty wacky contraptions too! This year for the first time, the event has been extended to two days. Aside from all the incredible machinery, there’s a stellar line-up of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained. Throughout the weekend there’s non-stop live music, special guest appearances, ‘On the Edge Stunt Show’, Show ‘n’ Tell area, passenger ride experiences, large kids zone, over 100 quality trade stands, clubs, a beer tent, the Blood Bike Village and great food. You can grab yourself a bargain or maybe treat yourself to a new bike from one of the dealers or manufacturers represented including Harley Davidson, Ducati, Triumph, Honda and MV Augusta.

Event Address:                 Prescott Speed Hillclimb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD
Tickets and Times:          Advance tickets start at just £10
Under 16s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Saturday:                           11:00am until 11:00pm
Sunday:                              Gates open 08:30; track action starts 09:30, closes at 17:00

Online and Social Media:




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. for further information or please call 01242 621405

Thursday 13 June 2019 - Broadway Museum

Tickets for Dr Caroline Palmer's talk on 
Painting Faces: The Art of Flattery are now available.
They cost £10, or £9 for Friends and Benefactors, and admission includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
Early artists' manuals contain recipes for cosmetics as well as for pastels and paint, while instructions on how to enhance the face mimic those for making portraits.  Focusing on works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dr Caroline Palmer will explore the relationship between cosmetics and portraiture.

To book tickets:
Call: 01386 859047
Visit: Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DP

Saturday 13 June 2020 - National Autistic Society
Triple Challenge

With their clear lakes, beautiful scenery and wildlife, the Cotswolds are perfect for our multiactivity challenge. Our day will begin by canoe on one of the Water Park's 150 plus lakes. Once off the water we will then cycle on flat roads through the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

We will then trek our way through the maze of lakes in Water Park for the final challenge of the day. In the case of single day events, you can expect around eight hours of full on multi activity.

Date: Saturday 13 June 2020
Registration fee: £50
Minimum sponsorship target: £500
Minimum age: 18 years
For more information about the event, please visit


15 to 16 June 2019 - 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 - £7.50 per day or £10.00 for both days.  Teas and plants available.


For more about the town see - Chipping Campden

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation


14 to 16 June 2019 - 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 :

14 to 16 June 2019


Saturday 15 June 2019 - Guiting Power Fete and Fun Dog Show

Noon - 4pm at Village Playing Field,
Guiting Power GL54 5TX
Entry and parking are FREE.

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

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

Website is contact information for the Fete is


Sunday 16 June - Taynton Village Open Gardens

Location - Taynton Village OX18 4UH

Many of Taynton’s most lovely gardens will be open on
Sunday 16th June from 2.00pm to 6.00pm

A ticket for admission to all the gardens is £5, with children admitted free.    Home-made teas will be available in the garden of the Village Hall.

All proceeds are for essential repair works to the fabric of Taynton church.

We look forward to welcoming you to Taynton.


Sunday, 16th June 2019, 7.30pm - Burford Festival Finale Concert

Location - Church of St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Burford Festival logoMozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Bob Chilcott: Dances of Time
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto no 2
Alexander l’Estrange: Songs of a Rainbow Nation
Beethoven: Choral Fantasia

Burford Singers with
Maria Marchant – soloist, Shostakovich Piano Concerto Cotswold Chamber Orchestra
Leader: Kate Bailey
Conductor: Brian Kay

Tickets reserved at £23, £19, £15, unreserved £10 Postal booking from 26th April to 10th May Online booking from 17th May at
(Booking fee applies)
Booking in person (unreserved tickets only) from 17th May The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

Full details and booking form available on our website Details are also on the Burford Festival website at



Post Code: GL7 6EG





22 June 2019 1.0pm to 1.50pm - Choral Classics Recital by Cheltenham Choral Society at Gloucester Cathedral

Enjoy some amazing choral and organ music during your lunchtime in the wonderful surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral.

Our conductor will be Paul Collacott, and Alison Howell is providing the organ
accompaniment and solo piece.

Admission is free, and there will be a retiring collection.
Thank you for your support

Cheltenham Choral Society

21 - 23 June 2019 - Evesham National Morris
Dancing Weekend

A weekend of colour, music and movement - a festival celebrating the best of all of the many forms of England's national dance

Dancing to take place at the following places:-

Broadway, Fleece Inn at Bretforton, Evesham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ilmington, Worcester, Inkberrow, Mickleton, Wyre Piddle

Times to be published later.



29 June 2019 - 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:



Saturday TBA June 2019   2pm to 5pm - TAYNTON VILLAGE FETE Nr. BURFORD, OX18 4UH

A traditional village fête set in an idyllic Cotswold garden

Come and enjoy the many stalls, games for children of all ages,
Pimms Bar, afternoon teas, Chedworth Silver Band and much,
much more at Taynton’s traditional garden fête.

Forage around the White Elephant stall for that bargain, choose
a delicious homemade cake to take home for afternoon tea,
browse a while at the book stall, get lucky at the bottle stall,
Tombola and Raffle, visit the Home Made Produce and many
Don’t forget the children – There’s Splat the Rat, a Duck race, Beat the Goalie and more.

Entrance £2 and under 12s are FREE.   All proceeds are in aid
Taynton Church and Village Hall.

A fun afternoon for all the family!




6 July & 7 July 2019 - Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, start 10am

This two-day FREE celebration for all the family, is organised by Stratforward - Stratford-upon-Avon's Business Improvement District, on behalf of 430 fabulous town centre shops, cafes, restaurants and other professional businesses.

Since it was established Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading free festivals. 2018 again brought over 70,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The party continues into the town with so many places to eat and drink or be entertained. Stratford River Festival has won multiple awards including the Pride of Stratford Tourism Initiative of the Year Award, in both 2016 and 2018.   Also, the River Festival won Stratford's Best Festival by Stratford On-Line in 2016. 2017 and 2018 - as voted by members of the public.  Thank you again!


River Festival at Stratford upon Avon

Sunday 7th July at 3pm - St. Mary’s Church, Painswick
The Thames Head Singers - Summer Concert with afternoon tea

Popular Stroud chamber choir, The Thames Head Singers, will be performing an eclectic selection of love songs including highlights from West Side Story and pieces by Bob Chilcott, Edward Elgar, Billy Joel, and Giovanni Gastoldi. All accompanied by tea and home-made cake…what’s not to love!

The concert will be directed by Andrew Hopwood and accompanied by Peter Tims.
Tickets £10 in advance from The Painswick Pooch Coffee House and The Church Lychgate Office*, £12.00 on the door (under 16’s free).  

For further information see

5, 6, 7 July 2019 - Cornbury Music Festival at The Great Tew Park
Oxfordshire, OX7 4AF

Cornbury Music Festival

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: 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 civilised, 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 little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.


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

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


13 July 2019 - Upper Slaughter Fete.

The most quintessential of village summer fetes, alongside the River Eye. Live music, BBQ, beer, rose wine and Pimms tents, white elephant, tombola, plants and produce. Plus river racing and homemade cakes. Free parking. From 12noon - 3pm.


13 & 14 July 2019 - 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.


Cotswold Annual Show at Cirencester
30th Anniversary


19 July to 21 July 2019 - The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Fairford Air Tattoo


Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo returns this July to RAF Fairford with one of the most diverse flying displays around. 

We've already confirmed the rare appearance of the Spanish Navy Harrier, so we will see this iconic jump jet flying at the Air Tattoo for the first time in nearly a decade.

As always, under-18s go free - making this the perfect day out for aviation enthusiasts and families alike. 

Last year a record crowd of 185,000 people enjoyed a feast of flying at the 2018 Air Tattoo, marking the Royal Air Force's Centenary at RAF Fairford.

In total, 302 aircraft, from 43 air arms representing 30 nations attended the airshow, of which 121 took part in the flying display.


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

For accommodation see - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


3 July to 12 July 2020 - Festival of Music

Cheltenham Music Festival 2020For our 76th Festival this summer we’ll be introducing some new faces. In addition to our first ever Guest Curator Jules Buckley, who appears with his very own Heritage Orchestra, you can hear early music ensemble Sestina celebrating the Bach family, Aurora Orchestra with their pioneering live programme notes, and even take part in a Hubert Parry themed ramble.

We wish Beethoven a happy 250th birthday, celebrating his wonderful music in a number of ways throughout the Festival, and welcome back New English Ballet Theatre in their 10th anniversary year with a magical evening of new choreography with live music.


For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation



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: )




Chateau Impney Hill Climb event




Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, UK WR9 0BN
For - Accommodation at the Chateau For - Information about Droitwich Spa


Sunday 14th July 12.00 to 16.00 - Naunton Classic & Vintage
Transport Show & Village Fete

Naunton Recreation Ground (SAT NAV Post Code: GL54 3AS)

Awards for Best Pre-1940, pre-1970, pre-2000 cars. Best pre- and post-war motorbikes. ‘The car I most want to take home’ “Vehicle of the day”

To register your vehicle contact:

£5.00 entry per vehicle in advance includes: driver and first passenger plus a cup of tea/coffee, bacon sandwich for the driver; additional bacon roll, tea/coffee £2.50. Additional passengers £1.00 entry each, programme included.

Children’s Games, Tombola, Bar-B-Que, Bar, Cream Teas, Stalls, Raffle.
£1.00 entry and parking for non-entrants. Under-16s free.
All proceeds towards Naunton Village Charity Fund.


19 to 21 July 2019 - 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 2017 Cotswold Beer Festvial will be the 41st, making it one of the longest running CAMRA events.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation
For Tourist Information see - about Winchcombe


13 to 14 July 2019 - 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.

For Places to Stay see - Tewkesbury Accommodation
For Tourist Information see - about Tewkesbury


20 July 2019 Pre-War Prescott Garden Party
and Hill Climb Day

Welcome to Pre-War Prescott – a unique motoring event for all pre-war car owners. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere among old friends and new and experience the unrivaled opportunity and thrill of driving your car up this historic speed hill climb venue in the glorious Cotswolds. 

Prescott is owned and operated by the Bugatti Owners Club and the event is being hosted by the Vintage Minor Register.  Untimed climbs will be available throughout the day for all pre-war cars – saloons included. 

No racing license, helmets or flameproof overalls are required, there is no scrutineering and you can take passengers including children up the hill.



6 July 2019 - The Battle Proms Concert
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.  

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.


See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


25 July to 28 July 2019 - Warwick Folk Festival

Welcome to the 40th 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.

25th - 28th July 2019


Saturday 27 July 2019 - COMPTON ABDALE

Traditional Village Fete set in beautiful gardens.
Stalls include: Produce, Plants, White Elephant, Tombola, Books.
Fun Dog Show – starts at 3pm. Entrance fee £2 per class.
Many games & activities for the whole family.
Teas & Ice Creams, Barbecue, Pimms tent, Gloucester Excelsior Band.
Lower Farm, Compton Abdale. 1.30 pm - 4.15 pm (just off A40 near Northleach)
Admission £2.50 for adults, Children & Parking Free


Sunday, 28th June 2020 - Burford Singers – Summer Concert , 7.30pm. Church of St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
J S Bach: Lobet den Herrn
Mendelssohn: Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) and Hear My Prayer

Burford Singers with
Charlotte Bowden (Soprano)
Zoe Brookshaw (Soprano)
Oliver Johnston (Tenor)
Robin Baggs (Organ)
Cotswold Chamber Orchestra
Leader: Kate Bailey
Conductor: Brian Kay

Tickets reserved at £25, £20, £15, unreserved £10, children and students half price Postal booking from 20th April to 1st May Online booking from 25th May at
(Booking fee applies)
Booking in person (unreserved tickets only) from 25th May The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

Full details on our website




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

Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 2-4 August 2019

Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza 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 country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.

For more information see - Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extavaganza

Gloucestershire Vintage Annual Show


2 to 4 August 2019 - Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

This renowned event takes place at Gatcombe Park, spectacular home of The HRH Princess Royal and her family and incorporates five British Championships; from the world famous Magic Millions British Open CCI4*-S, won by Olympic Gold Medallists and World Champions alike, to the stars of the future competing in both The Smith & Williamson British Intermediate Championship and the Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship. But the truly unique side to this event is the inclusion of all elements of British Eventing, with the British Amateur Championships, the TopSpec Challenge for the Corinthian Cup and the addition of the RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Event Championship.

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



3 August to 4 August 2019 - 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 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.


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

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

7th to 11th August 2019 - The NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials

Five action filled days of horse trials in Gloucestershire all held within the stunning surroundings of Hartpury College. The event gets underway with the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers on Wednesday before moving onto the Optimum CCI1*, Magic CCI2* and Superflex CIC3* from Thursday.

Enjoy shopping with a view at a variety of trade stands overlooking the International Outdoor Arena, home to the dressage and showjumping phases. Then catch all of the cross country action on Saturday with a shuttle bus service to Hartpury House bank, ensuring the best view of all three testing courses. W:

Hartpury Horse Trials

10th & 11th August  2019 - 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:

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

24 to 26 August 2019 - Fishing Festival,
Crown Meadow, Evesham


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:-

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

Evesham Fishing Festival

Sunday 25 Aug 2019 - Minster Lovell
Beer Festival and Village Day

Join us on August Bank Holiday Sunday for a selection of cask ales, ciders, wines and prosecco as well as soft drinks, BBQ, cakes and teas at this picturesque riverside setting on the banks of the beautiful River Windrush.

There'll be music, children's rides, duck races and a variety of stalls raising money for village organisations. Keep up to date with plans on Facebook events Minster Lovell Beer Festival.

Wash Meadow, Old Minster, Minster Lovell, Near Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 0RN

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham




Organisers of the Winchcombe Country Show are promising another bumper show this year.  The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 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.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation


Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival


24 to 26 August 2019 -St. George’s Church in Brailes,OX155HT

Is holding a Wedding Memories Event over the August Bank Holiday weekend from 24th to 26th at 10.30am to 6.00pm on 24th and 26th  and 1.00pm to 6.00pm on 25th.
Entry will be free with Donations towards essential maintenance of the Church.

Please come and join us and smile at the changing fashions of wedding dresses and accessories over the last 100 years and remember a special day and help us raise funds for vital repairs of the Church heating system.
There will be ample parking and tea, coffee and cake available all day.
Find us on Facebook - St. George’s Church, Brailes.


25th August 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Tetbury Classic Car Show

At Sir William Romney's School Tetbury GL8 8AE

The event website is Here you can apply online as well as find our other details about the event. Exhibitors free entry. Public £5 adults under 16 Free.

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.

Tetbury Tourist Information

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation


Saturday 31st August 2019 - Hawkesbury Horticultural Show & Fair

Traditional village Horticultural Show & Fair.
The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest & best fruit, vegetables & flowers, home baking, crafts, home made wine & beer, original photographs & pictures – all produced by the local community. 

Main entertainment in the arena throughout the afternoon:
- "Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack" - Welsh farmer Meirion and his sheepdogs provide an amazing display along with the "Quack Pack" of Indian Runner ducks, with audience participation.
- Adam's Axemen Display Team
- "A guest appearance by Terry Walton" - Allotment guru Terry appears regularly on Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show.
- Rainbow Gecko Bubble man
- Tractor pull competition

There are also:
- Rogers' fairground rides
- Deer & Hog roast
- Beer & cider tent
- Pimms tent
- Grand Raffle with a fantastic array of prizes
- Archery lessons with the Bath Archers
- Amazing selection of trade, craft & charity stalls

Gates open at 12:30pm.
Crowning of the Carnival Queen on The Plain at 1.30pm, followed by the procession.

The Show prizes are distributed at 5.30pm.
Grand Auction of Produce led by auctioneer Nick Cragg from Country Properties at 7pm.

Come along to the Hawkesbury Show for a great day out!

Gates open 12:30pm. 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    (High Street closed to vehicles 1.15 – 2.00pm)

Hawkesbury Village Hall & Recreation Ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1AU
Contact telephone: 01454 232910




Monday 26 August 2019 - Bourton Football in the River

It happens every Bank Holiday Monday in August in the River Windrush in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Two teams of players from Bourton Rovers Football Club indulge themselves in the crazy 'sport' of trying to get a ball through the water and past each other into the goal.

Despite the huge amount of splashes, large numbers of spectators turn up - some carrying umbrellas to try to stay dry.

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.

Places to Stay see - Bourton-on-the-Water Accommodation
Tourist Information see - about Bourton-on-the-Water




30 August to 1 September 2019 - DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Location: Kemble Airfield, Nr Cirencester, Glos

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival is one of the UK’s premier Bluegrass, Americana and Old-Time music events, held every summer at Kemble Airfield in greenest Gloucestershire.

Kemble Airfield is one of the UK’s quirkiest Festival sites, with vintage bi-planes flying overhead and the guys and gals from the Ogri Motorcycle Club serving a fantastic selection of real ales and ciders at good prices. Experience three days of sensational music on the Main Stage and while late nights away around the bonfire with some really great jam sessions.


For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


Sunday 1st September 2019 from 12 noon
Pebworth Party In The Park

This promises to be a fun-packed afternoon with a great blend of traditional and modern village fete activities; Cow Pat Bingo, Egg Splat, The Red Barrows,  Fun Dog Show, Human Fruit Machine, Local Craft Stalls, Produce Show, Street Food, Beer Tent, Afternoon Teas, Tombola, Skittles, Coconut Shy and so much more! £3 for adults, under 16s free of charge.
Pebworth Village Hall Green.  CV37 8XA.


7 to 8 September  2019 - Prescott Hill Cimb - British & Midland Championships 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


Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation


Saturday7th SEPTEMBER 2019 - Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show

One of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows has something for everyone to see, do, taste and buy. That’s its appeal and what organisers pride themselves on providing.

There are 350 trade stands showing or selling everything, from Combine Harvesters to Wellington boots and the very best locally produced food. All day, too, there is some thrilling entertainment in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring. There is even dancing sheep..

Telephone:  08708 777409

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

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


7 September 2019 - The Choral Pilgrimage 2019 at Tewkesbury Abbey 7.30pm

Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.


Choral SocietyThe Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor


Plainsong Salve Regina
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
Sheppard ‘Gloria’ from Cantate Mass
Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson Salve Regina a9
Fayrfax Aeternae laudis lilium
Gabriel Jackson Ave Maria
Tavener Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
James MacMillan O virgo prudentissima (new commission)
Sheppard ‘Agnus Dei’ from Cantate Mass

Bookings can be made over the phone on 0333 010 2850 or online at


7 & 8 September 2019 - 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

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

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


19h to 22nd September 2019
The Blenheim International Horse Trials

One of the world's premier five 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.

For Places to Stay see - Woodstock and Chipping Norton

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


14th September 2019 - Newent Onion Fayre

Welcome to Gloucestershire's largest free to enter one-day festival.

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:

For Places to Stay see - Gloucester and Tewkesbury


14 September 2019 - 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.

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.
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


8th September 2019 - Frampton Country Fair

Frampton on Severn, Glos. 10am to 5.30pm.

Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs.
Join us in celebrating all that is great about the countryside and the people who work and live in it.

Over 400 trade stands, three display rings so much to see and do.



Every Two Years next 15th September 2019
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 or tel. 01453 836390.

For Places to Stay see - Minchinhampton Accommodation


13 to 22 September 2019 - Jane Austen Festival Bath

The annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath.

Jane Austen Festival 2017We expect nearly 4000 people to attend over 80 events, opening with our world-record setting Regency Costumed Promenade, raising money for the Cancer Care Campaign at the Royal United Hospital here in Bath.

We have a huge range of events for film fans and book buffs alike, including workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals.

Our theme book for this year is Northanger Abbey (first published in December 1817 and set in our very own city of Bath), so expect a touch of the gothic about the Festival this year! We have Northanger Abbey themed tours, a theatrical production and will be reading through the book every day in Bath Central Library.

Lizzy Bennet loved walking and there are plenty of walking tours – both serious and scandalous – that allow everyone to enjoy Bath’s beautiful architecture and scenery while celebrating all things Austen.


For Places to Stay click - Bath Hotels


22 September 2019 - 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




5 to 6 October 2019 - Anglo American Autumn Classic Prestcott Hill Climb

The best in Classic Cars with Championship rounds on Saturday for TVR Car Club, TR Register, Historic Rally Cars, American Marques, the final round of our New Barn 'B' Licence Roadgoing Championship as well as the Bugatti Owner's Members Handicap.

Sunday sees Championship rounds for 500 Owners Association, Austin Healey, Morgans, Aston Martins, American Marques, the final round of our Henney's Cider Classic Championship as well as the Bugatti Car Handicap.

First car on the track approx. 8.30am both days. Scheduled finish time around 5.30pm

Children of 14 and under gain free access with a paying adult


Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation


2 to 6 October 2019 - 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.


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


7 to 10 October 2020 - Music at Stow Concert at
St. Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold

Details to be added

Stow Music


11 to 13 October 2019 - 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. 


For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


4 to 13 October 2019 - The Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature FestivalThe Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 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.


For Places to Stay click - Cheltenham Hotels


Thursday 24 October 2019 - 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:

For video of the fair see -

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

Places to Stay - Stow Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham




28 November to 15 December 2019 - 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:

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

Christmas Market at Bath

Friday 29 November 2019 - Witney Wonderland

Our Gala opening is on the 29th November, from 5pm with Christmas Market Stalls, Live Music, Christmas Tree Festival, Model Village, Licensed bar and so much more.

Witney Wonderland will be a feast for the senses. Witney Wonderland runs for 6 weeks throughout Christmas.



Late Night Christmas Shopping In Broadway

29th NOVEMBER and 6th DECEMBER 2019: LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 5.30-8.30pm.

Music ~ Street Entertainers ~Double Decker Bus Rides ~ the Local Fire Service Fund Raising ~ Tree of Light ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


29 & 30 November 2019 - Woodstock Festive Fayre at St Mary Magdalene Church Park Street Woodstock

Woodstock Festive Fayre is returning for its second year and will again take place in St Mary Magdalene Church in the centre of Woodstock, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November.

Wake Up To Woodstock (WUTW) is delighted to have The Feathers Hotel as the main sponsor this year and we look forward to working with Dominique and his team.

There will be lots to see and savour at WFF 2019 including hot and cold food and drink stands, a wide range of gift and craft stalls and a large selection of goodies including Christmas crackers, cards, gift wrap, Christmas puddings, festive wreaths and tree decorations.

You’ll also find ranges of jewellery for all purses, textiles, pottery and ceramics and much, much more.



27-29 November 2020 - Sixth Edition
at Oxford Town Hall



30 November 2019 - Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas Market

Moreton's 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 for more information.

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham




3 December 2018 - 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


Late Night Christmas Shopping In Broadway

Music ~ Street Entertainers ~Double Decker Bus Rides ~ the Local Fire Service Fund Raising ~ Tree of Light ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


13 & 14 December 2019 - The International Cheltenham Races

A perfect meeting to entertain clients, friends, and family. 

Don your Christmas jumper and join us as we get into the festive spirit!

Why not take a look at our range of dining and hospitality options available to kick off your Christmas celebrations early? 


For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation


You are warmly invited to the final event in our NFU Mutual (Moreton-in-Marsh) Lecture Series this year.
A Victorian Christmas
by From Time to Time 
at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery
on Wednesday 18th December at 7 pm

Doors open from 6.30 pm

To reserve a place costs £10 or £9 for Friends and Benefactors
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Calendar of Cotswolds Events & Festivals - 2020

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