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22nd-26th January

Panto

It's never too early to book your panto tickets! For 2014 Promenade Productions, Cheltenham’s most popular ‘panto provider’ have chosen a pantomime which is a little different from the traditional pantomimes, but comes with more than its fair share of mayhem and merriment! So if you want to be thoroughly entertained, Robin Hood the Panto is for you. It will have lots of laughs, stunning sets, fabulous costumes, great dance routines, a large cast and lots of audience participation – a great night out! There will also be 2 matinee performances. Cost £8-£14 and a family of four can share the fun for just £30 on Wednesday and Thursday performances. To order your tickets call Showcase on 01242 224144 now to reserve the best seats at the lowest prices.

Bacon Theatre


26th December

Boxing Day Challenge

Banish that Belly this Boxing Day! Whether racing at the front, jogging with friends or walking off the Christmas excess, come and take up the Boxing Day Challenge! Complete either our 2 or 4 mile course in aid of Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children. Contact: To sign up please visit www.boxingdaychallenge.com

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.boxingdaychallenge.com


18th December

The Great Gatsby Christmas Ball

1920s Prohibition night of Dinner and Entertainment Cheltenham Town Hall will be transformed into an underground speakeasy, rebelliously entwining debauchery with decadence in a lavish style. Make your way down the dimly lit passage to join the Mobsters and Molls, party the night away and say goodbye to your inhibitions! Includes a sparkling wine reception, 3 course meal, full night of themed entertainment with casino, music and circus acts and more. Contact: Hype Agency directly to book your table on 0117 971 0320 or email: info@hypeagency.co.uk. Cost £40 per person plus VAT.


8th and 12th December

A Star To Remember

Sunday 8th December: 3.00pm at St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham GL53 7JH.
Thursday 12th December: 3.30pm at Gloucester Royal Hospital, Chapel GL1 3NN. Followed by refreshments. Hang your message on the Christmas Tree Silver Stars available from the LINC office. Contact: linc@glos.nhs.uk

http://www.lincfund.org


7th December

The Joy Of Christmas

Our next concert will be at Cheltenham Town Hall featuring University of Gloucestershire Choir, Richard Pate School Choir, Beauregard Youth Choir, Charlton Kings Junior School Choir, English Concertante Orchestra and featuring presenter Vernon Harwood.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


7th December

Spirit Of Stow Event

This one-day event is the perfect way to start your festive shopping while enjoying many special offers, free gifts and street entertainment – and late night shopping too. All profits go to local charities including Kate’s home nursing that received £5,500 last year. Fashion, gifts, antiques, home wares, food and drink, jewellery and toys are just some of the choice shopping in stow can offer and there is a fantastic celebrity line up. Join Stow-on-the-Wold’s local traders on Saturday 7th December for a true taste of Christmas in the ‘spirit of stow’ free children’s entertainment, market stalls, live music and a hog roast are just some of the many other things going on.


29th November - 12th January

Aladdin

Who could wish for more? Let the Everyman Theatre be your very own genie and grant your wishes this Christmas with a real festive treat. Join our hero Aladdin on his journey from rags to riches, defeating the evil Abanazar and winning the heart of the beautiful princess. Featuring the hilarious antics of Tweedy the Clown from Giffords Circus, the Everyman’s annual family friendly pantomime is a winner, complete with a fantastic flying carpet, magic tricks, good clean fun and frolics with Wishee Washee and Widow Twankey and, of course, wishful thinking with the Genie of the Lamp! Tweedy is returning by popular demand, following his runaway success last year, along with William Elliott as Widow Twankey. So don’t get into a lather, dust off your lamp and book a magic carpet ride to our biggest and best panto yet. It’s comic genie-ous! Cost from £9 to £23 (Family tickets from £58).

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


28th November

Christmas Spice Ladies’ Luncheon

Invite your friends and get into the mood for the festive season. Delicious meal and Christmas gift stalls with guest speaker Edward Gillespie. Cost £40 each. Tickets from the LINC office. Starts 11am.

Highnam Court

http://www.lincfund.org


28th November

Cheltenham Concert Series – Oxford Philomusica

A wonderful all-Beethoven programme, opening with the Second Symphony, in which the composer starts to move away from the classical tradition of Mozart & Haydn. Culminates with the Ninth Symphony, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


26th November

The Elo Experience – Mr Blue Sky

Forty years on & the music of Jeff Lynne & the Electric Light Orchestra is still regularly played throughout the world. Re-live this fantastic music & take a magical trip down memory lane for two hours with The ELO Experience. Cost £20.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


23rd, 24th November

Cheltenham Connect’s Christmas Craft Fair

More than 30 local craftspeople will be represented at the event in Bath Road Market, offering beautiful hand-made goods ranging from pottery, jewellery, paintings, textiles and woodcrafts to chutneys, sweets and Christmas decorations. The Fair also includes a magical Santa’s Grotto for children, entertainment from local carol singers, a Punch and Judy show, mulled wine, mince pies and a gift wrapping service which proved extremely popular last year. The Christmas Craft Fair takes place at Bath Road Market and is open from 10am to 5pm. Contact: You can follow Cheltenham Connect on Twitter @CheltConnect.

Bath Road Market

http://www.cheltenhamconnect.co.uk


15th, 16th, 17th November

The Open

The largest race meeting in the UK this side of Christmas, The Open, takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on and this year’s event is set to be as thrilling as ever with three days of top class racing, atmosphere and revelry. Whether it be a day with colleagues on the Friday on bringing the whole family along on Sunday, The Open really does offer something for everyone. Contact: www.cheltenham.co.uk or call 0844 579 3003.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


15th November

Mark Watson, With Support From Eric Lampaert

Former member of the Cambridge Footlights & multi award-winning stand-up comedian & novelist, Mark Watson, gives us this special one-off show. Cost £14. Starts 8pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Reginald D Hunter – In The Midst Of Crackers

14th November

Reginald D Hunter – In The Midst Of Crackers

Following two previous sell-out tours of the UK, Reginald returns with his unique blend of humour for his second date at Cheltenham Town Hall this year. Part of the 2013 Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival. Cost £23.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


12th-17th November

“Majestic Horses” – An Exhibition Of Contemporary Equestrian Art

Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery will be holding an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by acclaimed equestrian artists in association with Equestrian Art Limited. Visitors will see paintings by Alasdair Banks, Debi O’Hehir, Ana Healey, Vineta Sayer, Jake Winkle, Isys Kad and Michael Heslop, and bronze sculpture by Jan Sweeney.

Paragon Gallery

http://www.paragongallery.co.uk


11th November

Now That's What I Carl Donnelly! Volume V

Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Carl Donnelly, as seen on Mock The Week (BBC), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) & Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), for a brand new show full of hilarious anecdotes & observations on the state of the world & his plans on how we should deal with it. Part of the 2013 Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


8th November

Sudeley’s 2nd Feast Of Christmas Fundraiser

Lady Ashcombe will open the event at 6pm. Guests will be able to enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine whilst taking in some festive shopping with a variety of food and gift stalls. During the evening there will be demonstrations giving plenty of festive and easy ideas to take-away. The first 50 tickets receive a Goody Bag. For more information contact Event organisers: Marie Carter – 07971 568717. Rosie McEwan – 0781 2559496. Tickets are £5 including a drink and will be available on the door or in advance from The Emporium, Winchcombe.


30th October

Cheltenham Concert Series

The highly regarded Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra plays a popular suite by Cheltenham-born composer Gustav Holst, an elegiac Cello Concerto by Elgar & Brahms’ sunniest symphony. The soloist is a talented Danish cellist & former BBC New Generation Artist. Garry Walker, from Edinburgh, makes a dynamic conductor. 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25th October

Ray Mears

Recognised worldwide as a respected authority on bushcraft & survival, Ray Mears acquired his unique skills working in some of the world’s most uninhabitable & harshest environments. Don’t miss this compelling theatre show, as Ray shares stories from over thirty years surviving the wilderness & its colourful wildlife.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20th October

Milton Jones On The Road

Book now to avoid disappointment! Cost £20.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20th October

Vintage Antique And Collectors Fair

The Churchdown Community Centre GL3 2JH. Refreshments and Free Parking.
Contact: Vanity Fairs on 01452 712014 / 07850 715321. Entry £1.


20th October

Fruit Sunday At Highfield Garden World

Whether you’re considering a first foray into fruit growing or you’re a past master, pop along to Gloucestershire’s leading independent garden centre this weekend and the experts will be on hand to help. From nurturing nectarines in your back garden to conjuring up whole apple orchards, there’s something for everyone. 10am - 4.30pm.

http://www.highfieldgardenworld.co.uk
Tel: 01452 741 444


19th October

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Paul Merton is joined by his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane; Lee Simpson; Richard Vranch & Suki Webster. This new & unique comedy show is based on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. Tickets: £21, £19.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


18th-19th October

Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is giving you the chance to not only see some exciting racing but also to see, hear and participate in some of the behind-the-scenes aspect of racing. Wonderful prizes available. Tickets from £9 and gates open at 12pm.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/fixtures/the-showcase


16th October

Spotlight On Fashion

A Charity Fashion Extravaganza & Shopping Evening in Support of Age UK Gloucestershire, directed by Karen Townsend Enjoy a full evening of fashion, music, entertainment and shopping in the company of our Compere, BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Joe Lemer, 30 volunteer models and a host of leading Cheltenham and Winchcombe Fashion Stores. PLUS!! Enjoy The Final of Young Designer Day, a competition offered to all senior schools in our area. Contact: Further information on the event is available from Maggie Levings, 01242 677385 or Pam Thomas 01242 524706. Doors for Shopping 6.00pm. Fashion Show commences 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


14th October

Cheltenham Flower Club

Next meeting at Pittville Pump Room. Demonstration starts at 2pm prompt. Come along and watch professional floral designers on stage. No flower arranging skills are necessary. ACORN Children’s Hospice is The Club’s chosen charity for 2013. Visitors welcome and pay £5 on the door.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamflowerclub.com


13th October

Ride for Ryder

Sue Ryder is asking people to take part in a vintage-themed 35-mile bike ride. The route starts in Burley Fields, Leckhampton and continues through the Cotswolds. Ride for Ryder is open to people of all fitness levels.

http://www.sueryder.org/RideforRyderLCH


12th October

www.maggiesddaydance.org.uk

The Frog and Fiddle in Cheltenham are holding a punk rock evening in aid of LINC, with many talented local bands performing. Tickets available in advance (£10) and at the door (£12). Doors open at 6.30 until 12.

http://www.lincfund.org


12th October

A Tapestry Of Music

Following a highly enjoyable July evening comprising a guided tour of the gardens of Highgrove House, followed by a reception and music performed by the choir, Jubilate Chamber Choir’s next concert will be a performance of music ancient, modern, sacred and secular from Byrd to Brahms, Hassler to Haydn, Buxtehude to Bernstein and a sprinkling of Mozart, Schubert, Franck and Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity on top. Tickets £10.00, £8.00 (Senior citizens), £6.00 (under 21s) available in advance from Musical Instruments, Cheltenham.


11th-27th October

Cotswold Artists Exhibition In Cheltenham

Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery will be holding an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by established and emerging Cotswold artists. Visitors will see works by painters Robert Goldsmith, Rod Craig, Georgie Woolridge and Alex Churchill, sculptors Nick Rainey and Jack Russell and RPS Fellow, photographer Nicki Gwynn-Jones. Newcomers for the exhibition include Penelope Jordan, Jessica Bleasby, Paul Oz, Terry Richards and Nick Tommey. There will also be a wide variety of Paragon resident artists on show. There will be a private view from 6.00pm on Thursday 10th October for which a limited number of places are available by application.

Paragon Gallery

http://www.paragongallery.co.uk


5th October

Maggie’s D-Day Dance

Come join us from 7:45pm at the Pittville Pump Room. We can promise the most authentic delivery of some of the finest big band numbers of the era courtesy of the Birmingham Big City Band. From the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Victor Sylvester. Then come 'sit under our apple tree' and sip 'rum and coca cola' with The Siren Sisters, and their homage to the all-female singing trio's. During the evening, there will be a silent auction for you to participate in, as 'careless talk costs lives'. Please do come dressed in 1940s 'get up'. It was an era of make do and mend. The evening will conclude at 11:30pm. Don't forget to carry your gas mask with you at all times and maintain lights out after dark as per government directive.

http://www.maggiesddaydance.org.uk


4th-13th October

Cheltenham Literature Festival

This 10 day jam-packed festival takes is soon approaching, with events taking place all over Cheltenham and some of the book world’s biggest names, including Jennifer Saunders, Michael Morpurgo, Mary Berry and many more. To avoid any disappointment make sure tickets are booked in advance.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com


2nd-6th October

S.B. Wood: Art Exhibition

Preview evening The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham.
Free admission.

http://www.gardensgallery.co.uk


29th September

An Evening With Lee Mead

Winner of TV series ‘Any Dream Will Do’ Lee Mead is coming to Cheltenham Town Hall, performing songs from his smash hit musical roles and his solo albums. His wonderful vocals can now be enjoyed outside of the West End. The show begins at 7.30 with tickets priced at £25.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


28th September

Greatfield Farm

Mini Food Fayre and local crafts. Vintage teas, bouncy castle, face painting and extra attractions including celebrity guest.


25th September

Promises Auction

A wine reception and Promises Auction in aid of Sue Ryder: Leckhampton Court. The auctioneer is Philip Allwood who has appeared on Bargain Hunt, Flog It and other programmes, and he will be auctioning a wide range of exciting lots to suit all pockets. Bring cash/cheque book. Entry is free.

Queen’s Hotel, The Promenade


24th-28th September

Horrible Science

Using actors and jaw-dropping 3D Bogglevision, this astounding show tells you everything you ever wanted to know about science and is guaranteed to thrill the whole family.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


22nd September

Tudor Fun Day At Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle just outside Winchcombe is holding a Tudor Fun day, where Henry VIII and all his wives come to life too. With archery, falconry and circus skill workshops all on offer its going to be a fun packed day.

Sudeley Castle

http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/events


22nd September

Cotswold Table

An ideal day out for any foodies, with 50 quality producers providing everything from award-winning cheese to hand thrown crockery. The Kids Corner will ensure to keep the children entertained, with pottery printing and chocolate button making. This event is sure to tantalise your taste buds.

Kingham Village Green

http://www.thecotswoldtable.co.uk


21st-22nd September

Day Out With Thomas At GWR

GWR at Toddington are offering a great opportunity to meet Thomas and friends, not only do you get to see these infamous steam trains but you also get the chance to travel on them between Cheltenham Racecourse, Winchcombe and Toddington. As well as all the action on the rails there is plenty more to see, including- meeting the Fat Controller, face painting and a Punch and Judy show.

http://www.gwsr.com
Tel: 01242 621405


16th-21st September

The Butterfly Lion

The stunning stage adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book Butterfly Lion reaches the Everyman this month. A magical evening guaranteed for all the family, certainly an unmissable show. The cast also includes some television stars, starring Gwen Taylor from Coronation Street.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


15th September

Cheltenham Half Marathon

LINC (The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund) is one of the local affiliated charities for this year’s Cheltenham half marathon. Broad tree-lined avenues provide space to run, a diverse course combines regency splendour with bags of Cotswold charm, all topped off by the majestic Cheltenham racecourse bathed in the autumn sun. The proposed 13.1 mile route takes a scenic tour through the heart of this stunning regency town. Starting alongside the beautiful Pittville Park, you will head to the South of the borough to the elegant area of Montpellier and Cheltenham Ladies College. You’ll then head to the North of the town to the majestic Cheltenham Racecourse, before finishing back at Pittville Park to collect your winner’s medal! A stunning single lap route, along broad tree-lined avenues, set at the heart of this beautiful regency town. Please note that LINC are asking for runners to join the LINC team and raise £100 sponsorship with a £20 registration fee. Contact Karen Organ on 0300 422 4422 or email Karen.Organ@glos.nhs.uk for further details.


12th September

Wedding Open Evening

The Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham is hosting an evening with handpicked professionals and suppliers who are there to answer all questions and offer any advice. This eventful evening will be from 5:30-8:00 with free entry, Champagne and canapés on arrival, rooms dressed for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, guided tours with a member of the wedding team and free car parking.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


11th September

Yummy Mummy Time

Time out to relax and be pampered for expectant and new mums. Sit back in fabulous surroundings and enjoy treatments, top tips and luxury at Chapel Spa. Tickets & details from www.jttevents.co.uk or 07712 433978.

http://www.jttevents.co.uk


9th September

Orchestra Of St John’s In Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Hall is hosting this exciting event, with works of Haydn and Tchaikovsky played by this extremely impressive ensemble. Orchestra of St John’s is just the first of many exciting performances of Cheltenham’s Town Hall popular Concert Series.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


1st September

Wedding Fayre

The perfect venue for weddings and civil partnerships. Come and visit us between 11.00-3.00pm, we will have a variety of wedding suppliers, live models and entertainment. No entry fee.

Hotel Du Vin, Cheltenham

http://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/cheltenham/


24th August

ABBA Reunion

The top World class International live ABBA Show is coming to TEWKESBURY – Roses Theatre for one night only staring the original 'Frida' from London's West End! ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomenon that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70's and 80's in this truly feel good, party style concert. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, all of the hits are performed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in the perfect Abba look and sound.

Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

http://www.rosestheatre.org


22nd August

Chase Spirit Dinner

A tantalising treat of an event, when it welcomes Hereford-based Chase Distillery – producers of Chase Vodka and Williams Gin – for a special dinner with drinks. Kicking off at 7pm with a cocktail, discerning diners will then be seated in the stunning surrounds of the classic bistro at 7.30pm, where a four-course dinner carefully crafted by head chef Paul Mottram will await.Tickets are £65.00 per person. To book please call events on 0844 736 4254 or email events.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com

Hotel Du Vin Cheltenham


21st August

Indulgence

A luxury evening of tasters and treats inc. from Hotel Chocolat and award-winning Stuart Holmes hair and beauty salon plus goody bag and more. Tickets, offers and information from Stuart Holmes or JTTevents.co.uk

http://www.JTTevents.co.uk


17th August

N’ham Presents: The ’O‘ Factor Ladies Night

A collection of brilliant, naughty entertainment. For your eyes only. Strictly ladies 18+ Only. Contact 01242 541976. Facebook: N’ham Gloucestershire. n-ham@live.com for more information.

Cheltenham Town Centre


17th-26th August

Celebration of Craftmanship

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design has become the largest selling exhibition of high quality bespoke furniture in the country and every year it draws visitors and exhibitors from around the world. Established in 1994 by Betty Norbury the show has evolved and grown significantly and now displays the work of around 70 designer/makers. The emphasis is on furniture, but each year this is complimented by work from several other disciplines such as jewellery, art and glass. Award winning furniture designer/maker Jason Heap took over the organisation and curation of the show in 2009 and he is now looking to develop and enhance the exhibition to continue its success The emphasis has always been on the quality of the work displayed and this is encouraged by the relatively low cost of exhibiting which allows every designer/maker to apply to exhibit. The show is therefore able to include the very best makers and up and coming talent, regardless of the size of their establishment. Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design does not take any commission on any sales made at the show meaning that the designer/maker receives 100% of their asking price. This makes the show an excellent proposition for both designer/makers and visitors who can be assured that the exhibition truly has the best interests of the designer/makers at heart.

http://www.celebrationofcraftsmanship.com


9th-11th August

Lakefest

The weekend will include; watersports (aqua zorbing, banana boat rides, kayaking, sailing and 6 man katakanuing), 3 stages featuring top headliners, bars serving real ales, foreign beers and traditional ciders as well as plenty of workshops and rides for children and families. Perfect for families or Stag/hen dos, the festival is competitively priced and also offers camping and glamping facilities! The festival also will be donating money raised from different avenues to Winston's Wish and Stay Strong; providing children with the opportunity to pop a wish on the ‘wishing line’ and Lakefest will make three ‘reasonable wishes’ come true.


26th July-3rd August

Guiting Music Festival Art Exhibition

The Helios Select artists exhibit their work as a major accompaniment to the 43rd Guiting Music Festival. The well-known artist Gill Holloway will be among the exhibitors. Contact: gillh@fsmail.net

Evesham Town Hall


26th July

New! Friday Food Fayre

The Friday Food Fayre is a brand new initiative starting at Lechlade Garden Centre’s car park from. A food market with stalls selling local produce and promoting the excellent choice of food that is available in this part of the Cotswolds. Contact: To find out more, visit www.fridayfoodfayre.co.uk, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FridayFoodFayre and follow us on Twitter @FridayFoodFayre.

Lechlade Garden Centre

http://www.fridayfoodfayre.co.uk


20th-22nd July

Guys And Dolls

The Senior and Junior groups of the Everyman Young Company and Cheltenham and Gloucester branches of Stagecoach have joined together to offer their exciting interpretation of this classic musical.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


Cotswold Style Day At Gloucester Quays

19th July

Cotswold Style Day At Gloucester Quays

Come along and meet Mary Berry Queen of cakes as well as local chefs Phil Vickery, Rob Rees The Cotswold Chef and David Kelman Executive Chef at Ellenborough Park. A big thanks to Cotswold Style Sponsors Gillmans,Wessex Garages and Kings of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Gloucester Quays

http://www.gloucetserquaysfoodfestival.co.uk


15th July

One Voice

All seven of The Everyman’s community choirs take to the stage together for one night only.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


13th July

Oklahoma!

This summer take a trip to OKLAHOMA! Courtesy of Promenade Productions. This well known amateur group will be staging the first of what became one of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals at The Bacon Theatre Cheltenham from 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Contact: Showcase 01242 224144 to book seats.

The Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk


13th July

Beyond The Barricade

Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new 2013 production.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12th-13th July

The Gloucester Hat Festival

The city will be divided into three ‘hat zones’ to create an accessible festival fusing culture with creativity. Prior to the festival, organisers Global Arts Inc. Ltd are running hat making workshops throughout Gloucestershire for school children and youth/community organisations. The hats will feature in the ‘Hat Hustle’ opening parade, which kicks off the fun-filled two-day festival.

Gloucester

http://www.hatfestival.co.uk


12th July

Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is both celebrates and recreates all the wonderful vibes and music that originated in Detroit in the late 50’s, and takes you on a musical journey through the golden Tamla Motown days of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


11th July

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen The Concert is an action packed party show featuring all the greatest hits from ABBA, Grease and the biggest hits from the 70’s.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


10th July

The Counterfeit Stones

The Counterfeit Stones celebrate their 22nd anniversary and Sir Mick’s 70th birthday with yet another “Sham Rock” experience, Knock Up Your Daughters.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


9th July

Gloucestershire Dance Festival

The Gloucestershire Dance Festival is a celebration of the work taking place in local schools in the field of dance.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


9th-12th July

The Gloucester Youth Arts Festival

The Gloucester Youth Arts Festival is the first of its kind in this beautiful city and after the success of The Gloucester Hat Festival last year Global Arts are thrilled to launch another community driven festival again this year! Contact: www.facebook.com/TheGloucesterYouthArtsFestival

Gloucester


5th July

Coffee Morning At The Royal Oak

Cake Donations Welcome. Proceeds go to The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund.

http://www.lincfund.org


Zumbathon

30th June

Zumbathon

Mandy Bains of Cheltenham will be raising money for sick children in the UK when she organises her fourth annual Zumbathon for WellChild Previous years have attracted around 700 people who danced for up to three hours, led by Mandy and her team of top-class instructors. All proceeds will come directly to WellChild. Tickets £15. Contact: Mandy on info@zumbawithmandy.co.uk.

The Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire

Tel: 07790 545570


24th-29th June

Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale – the burlesque musical brings the period glamour, sparkling wit and vintage sounds of the 1940s thrillingly to life.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


23rd June

Vanity Fairs - Vintage Antique & Collectors Fair

Entry fee is £1. Refreshments and free parking. Open 10am-4pm.

Churchdown Community Centre


19th June

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club is back for another night of top stand-up with Geoff Norcott. Tickets £12.

Town Hall

http://www.howlerscomedyclub.com


17th-22nd June

Less Than Kind

The first production of a romantic comedy by the master playwright Terrence Rattigan, lost for 50 years and rediscovered by Rattigan’s close friend Adrian Brown, comes to Cheltenham. William Gaminara and Sue Holderness star.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


16th June

3 Counties Cycle Ride

Linc’ing together to beat cancer! Starting and finishing at Tewkesbury Rugby Club, complete a choice of a 64km or 32km route. Contact: For more information contact linc@glos.nhs.uk. In advance £10 per adult £5 under 16. On the day £15 per adult £6 under 16.

Tewkesbury Rugby Club


16th June

Croatian Wine Dinner

In conjunction with Pacta connect, embark on a journey to discover delightful wines from this exciting country. Perfect present for Dads who have a passion for good wine. Tickets are £45.00 per person and include four courses. To book please contact events on 0844 736 4254 or email events.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com.

Hotel du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com/Cheltenham


16th-17th June

The Rick Wakeman Ultimate Experience

Rick Wakeman concert live in the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse. During this astonishing 2 hour programme Rick will take his audience on a seamless journey through the albums that established him as an individual artist and global icon of progressive rock music.

Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


Fourth Elsa Cotswold Sponsored Cycle Ride

16th June

Fourth Elsa Cotswold Sponsored Cycle Ride

The Fourth Elsa Sponsored Cotswold Cycle Ride will take place on, to raise funds for the Cheltenham-based Elsa Conservation Trust. The Ride now comprises two routes. Contact: elsa.trust@totalise.co.uk.

http://www.elsatrust.org


15th June

East Glos Club Open Day

Any age welcome. Experienced player, never held a racket or somewhere in between? Grab your trainers and come to East Glos and have a hit. Ever played on grass? Rackets, balls and help from top coaches provided. Competitions, prizes, shop and membership discounts, fitness advice, fun, games and a whole lot more. Free Entry, Free Parking, Club Cafe for refreshments. The Jackdaws Castle Team & Cheltenham Racecourse are hosting.

Old Bath Road Cheltenham

http://www.eastglos.co.uk/openday


15th June

A Night of Fun

"A Night of Fun" is a fundraising event in support of injured jockey J T McNamara and his family. £45 each including buffet. The evening will include ‘CELEBRITY MR & MRS’, ‘BLIND DATE’, ‘HAS RACING GOT TALENT?!’ A disco and an auction with some fabulous prizes. All funds go via the IJF, DIRECTLY TO THE JT McNAMARA FUND. Cheques payable to S Upton/JT Fund. Contact: For more details, email Sophia on mitchellupton@aol.com.

The Gold Cup Restaurant, Cheltenham Racecourse


14th-16th June

Free Bath Road Music Festival

Cheltenham music lovers of all ages can enjoy three days of free live music in June at the Bath Road Music Festival. Organised by community group Cheltenham Connect, the festival will see an array of local bands playing blues, rock, folk, pop, drum & base and much more at three pubs in the Bath Road.

Bath Road

http://www.bathroadmusicfestival.co.uk


14th-16th June

The Daffodil Taittinger Champagne Pavilion

The Taittinger Champagne Pavilion is a stylish ‘pop up’ food destination created by well-known local restaurant The Daffodil and situated in its own exclusive marquee at this year’s Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, held in Montpellier Gardens. Enjoy a gastronomic seafood experience with fresh oysters and a glass of cooling champagne to wash them down! Plus, a hand-picked selection of the finest seafood and scrumptious crustaceans sourced from trusted suppliers. Make sure you pay a visit to The Daffodil’s Taittinger Champagne Pavilion and delicious seafood with a bottle of one of the world’s finest champagnes, an ideal accompaniment to any summer’s day.

Montpellier Gardens


14th-16th June

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Welcome to the festival that has quickly become loved by not only the local people, but visitors from outside of the Cotswolds, where we all enjoy meeting food producers, brewers, winemakers and chefs dedicated to fostering, preserving and displaying the very best in food and drink. Contact: info@garden-events.com

Montpellier Gardens


12th June

Ladies Lunch Club At Ellenborough Park

The Ladies Lunch Club includes a pre-lunch welcome drink, a two course lunch with wine, followed by tea or coffee. After lunch, style and training consultant, Michelle Blake, will give a talk about creating ‘ageless style’. 11.30am onwards. Cost £25.00 per person. Pre-payment is required to secure your place. To book and for more information please email events@ellenboroughpark.com or call 01242 545454.

Ellenborough Park

http://www.ellenboroughpark.com


11th June

Gloucestershire Music Festival Of Winds

Festival of Winds featuring Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Lakeside Concert Band and the Five Valleys Adult Wind Band. Music from movies and wind band classics. Free entry to Gloucestershire Music card holders. Cost £6, £4.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


11th-15th June

Charley’s Aunt

Brandon Thomas’ hilarious comedy comes to the Everyman.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


8th & 9th June

Gloucestershire Motor Show

Gloucestershire Motor Show is a great event for all the family with shopping marquees, free children’s activities as well as capturing the very best of motoring – past, present and future.

http://www.gloucestershiremotorshow.co.uk


6th June

Kick Off The Summer Season At Ellenborough Park

As part of “Woody’s Benefit Year” the Nick Wood Benefit Year Committee and Nick’s colleagues from Gloucester Rugby Club invite you to help raise funds
for Maggie’s Centre, Cheltenham. 10.30am - 3.00pm.

Ellenborough Park Hotel

http://www.ladiesthatlunchevents.co.uk


Cheltenham Boules Tournament

1st June

Cheltenham Boules Tournament

Well it’s that time of year again when we start to dream about nicer weather and planning those summer weekends outside! So what better time to sign up a team for this year’s Cheltenham Boules Tournament sponsored by
Montpellier Flowers! You will play at least 3 competitive games of Boules, with the opportunity this year to practice in between on our “Test Piste”
which will be available all day. There will also be the resident Pimm’s tent plus a fully stocked bar, various stalls, laser clay pigeon shooting, giant games and bouncy castle to keep the children entertained all day thus making it a real family day out! To register your team
email jon@bombilloevents.co.uk. Team of 3 = £84 Each additional team member = £12 (maximum of 6 players per team). All prices include breakfast, buffet lunch and are VAT inclusive.

Pittville Park

Tel: 07581 175166


Derek Acorah – The Eternal Spirits Tour

30th May

Derek Acorah – The Eternal Spirits Tour

A new tour for 2013. Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


28th May

The Daffodil Cheese Club

The popular Daffodil Cheese Club takes place the last Tuesday of every month and is a fantastic opportunity to get together with local professionals in a relaxed environment. £20 per person. Email: events@thedaffodil.com

The Daffodil

http://www.thedaffodil.com
Tel: 01242 700 055


27th May

Vintage At The Racecourse

Handpicked sellers will be offering all things vintage and setting up shop in The Grandstand over looking the course. Listen to some music while you indulge in a cream tea with sumptous cakes or if you prefer a Pimms and a picnic that too! Choose and era and dress up in style then enter our Best Dressed Lady and Gent competition. Cost £5, Children free.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.vintageat.co.uk


26th May

The Pied Piper’s Appeal Walkathon

Ramblers route around the City of Gloucester! Stretch your legs for a good cause on the 25 mile (40.35k) route based on the Glevum Way! Walkathon‘s joining us on this year’s Walkathon will be Alex Brown and Huia Edmonds from Gloucester Rugby, Kingsholm. Contact: office@piedpiperappeal.co.uk.

Gloucester

http://www.piedpiperappeal.co.uk


25th May

Pied Piper Appeal, James Bond Benefit Ball

Alex Brown as ‘James Bond’ at his Benefit Year Ball. Gloucester Rugby players in attendance in the superb marquee on the top terrace. Alongside an arrival Drink of ‘Dry Martini’! Dress your best for this black tie event. Keep an eye out for ‘Odd Job’ and ‘Jaws’ look alikes!. There will be a disco, with ‘Surely Bassey’ (A Shirley Bassey tribute band). All proceeds go to The Pied Piper Appeal To book email The Pied Piper. Contact:
office@piedpiperappeal.co.uk. £45 a head, £450 a table of ten.

Hartpury College

Tel: 08454226119


Tall Ships Festival

24th-27th May

Tall Ships Festival

There's nothing quite like the sight of a flotilla of majestic sailing vessels as they make their grand entrance into the UK's most inland port via the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. There's a huge amount to see and do at Gloucester Tall Ships 2013: the spectacular ships themselves, fun living history characters, marauding pirates, live music, arts, crafts and food stalls, kids activities, Waterways and Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museums and of course fantastic outlet shopping! The ships arrive on Friday and are open for visitors to board on Saturday and Sunday.

Gloucester Quays

http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk


23rd May

Ladies That Lunch: Spring Into Summer!

They have the pleasure in welcoming Nick Grounds, an acclaimed NAFAS floral designer and raconteur. As one of the few male exponents of the art Nick brings a new slant to flower arranging with his hit one-man show! There will be a sensational raffle and an auction of Nick’s displays. All proceeds will be donated to the Gloucestershire Community Foundation.

Ellenborough Park Hotel

http://www.ladiesthatlunchevents.co.uk


23rd May

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club returns with the brilliant Stuart Black.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.howlerscomedyclub.com
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Billy Ocean

21st May

Billy Ocean

Having sold over 30 million records in his lifetime, Billy Ocean is one of Britain’s most successful black recording stars. Billy recently went into the studio with old collaborator Barry Eastmond to record a new album, due to be released next year.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


19th May

Sudeley Castle – Tudor Fun Days

Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’. 10.30am-4.30pm.

Sudeley Castle

http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk


19th May

Jazz Brunch

Enjoy a lazy brunch to the soothing sounds of jazz - the perfect way to round off your weekend. Jazz from 12.00pm until 3.00pm, brunch is served from 12.00pm until 4.00pm. Dishes from £3.95. Email: info@kingscampden.co.uk

The Arden Hotel

http://www.theardenhotelstratford.com


17th-19th May

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

Now in its 4th year the Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival invites you on journeys of discovery through beautiful Cotswold landscapes. With 19 walks over the 3 days from 14 mile treks to leisurely strolls looking at birds and wild flowers or a sunset walk.

Winchcombe

http://www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com/festival


16th May

Spain V's Portugal Wine Dinner

Spain and Portugal go head to head on this four course wine dinner! Each course will be served with a wine from Portugal and Spain, it’s up to you to decide which wine better accompanies the food. One small detail… the wine will be served blindly! Hosted by Master Sommelier Nigel Wilkinson. £45.00 per person. Contact: 0844 736 4254 or email events.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com

Hotel du Vin

Tel: 0844 736 4254


15th-16th May

Wellchild Shop Till You Drop – Summer Fair

Tickets £6 or two for £10 if booked in advance. Special Wednesday evening tickets including BBQ, £15. Held in the award winning gardens of Bourton House, the summer fair offers an array of hand-picked designers and artisans that supply jewellery, stylish items for the home and garden and gourmet food and plenty of fun workshops for children. There is something for everyone and for all budgets. Email:
isobelmcfarlane@wellchild.org.uk


Bourton House, Bourton-onthe-Hill

Tel: 0845 458 8171


11th May

The Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

In the third of their 2013 Pump Room Concert Series, the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra return to perhaps the greatest of the symphonies of
Johannes Brahms. The Fourth Symphony is a challenge to any orchestra, amateur or professional, but now David Curtis and the CSO are ready to tackle this masterpiece. £14 (£7 students, under 15 Free)

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


8th May

Creating Gorgeous Gardens’ Ladies Lunch Club At Ellenborough Park

The Ladies Lunch Club includes a pre-lunch welcome drink, a two course lunch with wine, followed by tea or coffee. After lunch, Paul Harris, director of MHP Design Landscape Architects Cheltenham will give a talk about creating gorgeous gardens. 11.30am onwards. To book and for more information please email events@ellenboroughpark.com or
call 01242 545454.

Ellenborough Park Hotel


1st-6th May

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

The popular Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns for 2013 with many artists such as Noisettes, Lianne La Havas and Laura Mvula playing live. Contact: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz

Various locations within Cheltenham

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz
Tel: 0844 880 8094


27th April

Vintage At The Royal Agricultural College

An abundance of men and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, hats and beautiful prom and ball dresses, from 1920-1970’s, including accessories, hats and beautiful prom dresses. There will be a collection of stunning textiles and up-cycled and painted vintage furniture and collectables. A vintage style tea room will offer a delicious selection of drinks and home-made food such as quiche, cakes and pastries. Cost: £3. Email: lorna-va@hotmail.co.uk

The Boutflour Hall

Tel: 07975 709679


Prue Leith – An Evening To Relish

26th April

Prue Leith – An Evening To Relish

Tickets are £12.50. Great British Menu judge, Prue Leith C.B.E. will be
sharing her insights about her multifaceted career and her latest book,
“Relish My Life on a Plate” and the audience is invited to ask questions
during the lively, informal and interactive evening’s entertainment.
In aid of locally run charity Children of Colombia. Email: info@chidrenofcolombia.net

St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Montpellier St, Cheltenham

Tel: 07969 431 462


Jimmy Carr

23rd April

Jimmy Carr

Tickets: £25. Jimmy returns to the Town Hall for the third time with his
new show 'Gagging Order' in 2013.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20th-28th April

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2013

Tickets - Some free of charge, and up to £15. The brilliant Cheltenham poetry festival returns again this year, with showcases from Fiona Sampson, Christopher Reid, Bernard O’Donogue, Elaine Feinstein and
Ros Barber.

Various locations within Cheltenham

http://www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


19th April

Expectations! Recruitment Services – April Breakfast Briefing

8am – 9:15am. Free with RSVP. A discussion of recent employment law changes, including Workplace Pension and autoenrolment with guest speakers, who are key experts in their respective fields. Contact:
events@expectationsrecruitment.co.uk

Cheltenham Regency Hotel


17th April

Swishing Evening

Fancy updating your wardrobe for a fraction of the cost? Swishing is a a new of decluttering your wardrobe, swapping your clothes with other people’s while indulging in a wonderful evening and raising money for Sue Ryder. £10 including a free drink. Email: karen@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk

The Tivoli Bar

http://www.cheltenhamclothesswap.weebly.com


17th-18th

April Meeting

Enjoy everything that Cheltenham has to offer with two days of highly competitive action. Gates open at 12 noon, with the first race at 2.10pm on Wednesday and 2pm on Thursday.

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


15th-21st April

Fab 2013 – Fashion And Beauty In Cheltenham

Held at the Town Hall, The Brewery and The Daffodil. Tickets range from £5 to £55.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.fabcheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


14th April

Cheltenham Park Hotel Wedding Show

Goodie bag to the first 200 brides Special discounted Sunday lunch at thehotel for all visitors. Free of charge. 11.30am-4pm. Email: info@jttevents.co.uk

Cheltenham Park Hotel

Tel: 07712 433978


12th April

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra In Cheltenham

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra return to the Cheltenham Town Hall for their second visit. Ticket prices starting from £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


11th April

Charity Champagne Tea Party With Fiona Fullerton

Champagne Tea Party in aid of LINC. Tickets are £30. Tickets available on line from www.lincfund.org or telephone 0300 422 4422

Ellenborough Park Hotel

http://www.lincfund.org
Tel: 0300 422 4422


11th-13th April

That’ll Be The Day!

The nation's favourite rock 'n' roll variety show returns by popular demand with a brand new 2013 production. Prices up to £26.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


11th-14th April

The War Of The Worlds Alive On Stage At Cineworld

The War of the Worlds, filmed in front of a sell-out crowd at London’s O2 Arena. With holographic and filmed performances of Liam Neeson interacting with an all-star cast of Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. Tickets are £10, £8 for children.

Cineworld Cheltenham

Tel: 0871 200 2000


6th April

Spring Ball

Calling all ballroom dancers – take to the floor in this magnificent building and join the Town Hall team as we celebrate the start of spring with our annual ballroom extravaganza. Hosted by James and Joanna
Whitehead from Viva La Dance and featuring fantastic live music from Toni and The Sapphires along with star cabaret from British Closed Amateur Ballroom champions, Kyle Taylor and Polina Shylyaeva. 8pm. Cost: £16.95 per person.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


30th March-1st April

Gloucester Quays Home & Garden Party

Gloucester Quays has confirmed the final line up of Celebrity experts for the Home & Garden Party by signing up TV stars Martin Roberts and Carol Klein on Easter Monday. The FREE 3-day festival is taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30th March, Sunday 31st March and Easter Sunday 1st April) and visitors can make their way to
the special Celebrity Stage to hear the experts throughout the weekend.

Saturday 20th March:
Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh.

Sunday 31st March:
Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen and Rachel De Thame

Monday 1st April:
Carol Klein and Martin Roberts

Entry to the Festival is FREE. Tickets to those wanting to see our celebrity experts can be booked online.

http://www.gloucesterquayshomeandgardenparty.co.uk


27th March

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club showcases the finest in new and established stand-up talent. 8.30pm. Cost: £12 (£9 students).

Cheltenham Town Hall (Pillar Room)

http://www.howlerscomedyclub.com
Tel: 0844 576 2210


24th March

Wedding Fayre

The Greenway Wedding Fayre brings you a wonderful opportunity to see how this stylish country house hotel can make your special day complete and total perfection. With a wide range of exhibitors on hand to show you how they can make your day an experience to cherish for a lifetime. 12:00pm-4:00pm. No entry fee.

The Greenway Hotel and Spa

http://www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com
Tel: 01242 862352


24th March

Richard Digance

Richard Digance, described by Bob Harris as a national treasure, recently enjoyed his 40th year of touring and he continues to maintain his unique position in entertainment as a top singer, comedian and poet. His latest one-man show features new songs from his latest album Old School Photograph and poems from his new book, My Words.
7.30pm. Cost: £16.50 (£14.50 concessions).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


23rd March

Sensational Sushi & Canapes with Masterchef Finalist Andrew Kojima

In an exciting collaboration with Watermark, the Foodworks Cookery School is hosting an evening with Masterchef finalist Andrew Kojima. Be wowed as you watch Andrew create inspirational Sushi and delicious canapés in the Foodworks state-of-the-art, purpose built kitchen. With plenty of tasters throughout the evening, there’s no need for supper! 7.00pm – 9.30pm. Cost: £68 per person.

http://www.foodworkscookeryschool.co.uk
Tel: 01242 870538


23rd March

Dursley Male Voice Choir Charity Concert

In aid of the cancer charity Hope For Tomorrow, this concert will feature a choir of just over 70 members and Wynne Evans, one of the UK’s leading tenors who has sung as a principal with all of the major opera houses and orchestras, including the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and English National Opera. Sponsored by Renishaw, The Regent Arcade and Everhot Ltd. Starting at 7.30pm. Cost: £20, £15.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20th March

English Tourism Week

Anne Barlett will be leading a Blue Badge guided coach tour through the South Cotswolds, explaining some of the history and heritage behind its natural beauty. The fascinating day trip with take you through picturesque villages such as Painswick, across Minchinhampton Common to Tetbury. A coffee stop in Tetbury will be followed by the Reserve Manager from Slimbridge WWT welcoming you to the Visitor Centre and giving an illustrated talk on the history and important work of the trust. On the return journey we will enjoy a tea stop at Gloucester Folk Museum to meet the curator, who will talk about the historic building. Return time 5:30pm approx. Advanced booking is essential. Coach meeting points - Cheltenham Racecourse P&R, Cheltenham Park Hotel, The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham, The Chase Hotel, Brockworth. Cost: £18.50. Contact: Marchants Coaches: 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham.

http://www.marchants-coaches.com
Tel: 01242 257714


20th March

Ladies Lunch Club at Ellenborough Park

The Ladies Lunch Club is offering a prelunch welcome drink, a delicious two course lunch with a choice of wine, followed by either tea or coffee. After lunch, the executive head chef at Ellenborough Park, David Kelman, will do an ‘Easter Treats’ food demonstration. Pre-payment is required to secure your place. Cost: £25.00.

Ellenborough Park Hotel

http://www.ellenboroughpark.com
Tel: 01242 545454


19th March

Isbourne Holistic Centre Presents Dr Emoto Masaru

If thoughts can affect water, and our bodies are 60% water, what effect do our thoughts have on us? Join us in welcoming Dr Emoto Masaru, renowned for his claims that human consciousness affects the molecular structure of water, as he shares his ground-breaking experiments, plus a preview of his latest unpublished photos in this talk! 7:00pm. Cost: £13 (£16 after 4 March).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.isbourne.org
Tel: 01242 254321


17th March

Youth Makes Music - A Holst Celebration

Gloucestershire Music continues their Holst theme with a full evening concert given by the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra, Gloucestershire Youth Sinfonia and the Colwell Arts Orchestra. This concert is given in association with the Holst Museum and will include works by the great man himself including ‘Beni Mora’ performed by the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra. Starting at 7pm. Cost: £5 (free entry to Gloucestershire music card holders).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


17th March

Vintage Wedding Fair

Come along and meet the Cotswold's finest vintage wedding suppliers. 11:00am. Cost: £2 (pre-register for free admission)
Contact: info@marrymegroup.co.uk.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


16th March

Mercury

Not to be missed, Mercury are the world’s most authentic tribute to the genius Freddie Mercury and Queen. This dynamic stage show fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man. Cost: £15 (£14 concessions). At 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


12th-16th March

Goodnight Mr Tom

Tickets between £12 - £24. By David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian. The critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom comes to the Everyman for one week only.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12th-15th March

Monty's Brasserie

Throughout the March Cheltenham Races, award-winning Monty’s will be open from 10:30am for a special brunch menu. A selection of dishes using
locally sourced ingredients will be available to give your day the perfect start. Cost: £10.50 - £12.50

Monty's Brasserie

http://www.montysbraz.co.uk
Tel: 01242 238811


12th-14th March

Gold Cup

During the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Gold Cup Hotel Du Vin will be offering an Alfresco Guiness bar, bbq with a seafood offering and live entertainment from 5pm. The "Dancing Ledge" Irish band will be playing in the bar from 9pm and the Bistro will have extended opening times with a special races menu available.

Hotel Du Vin

Tel: 0844 736 4254


10th March

Mother's Day

Treat your nearest and dearest to a whole new dining experience in Cheltenham. Le Brunch is nation's favourite Sunday lunch with a French
twist. A heart warming soup course is followed by a help yourself lavish French Market Table, the centrepiece of Le Brunch at Hotel du Vin. An exciting choice of fresh seafood, crustacean, charcuterie, patés, rilletes and a selection of salads, vegetables and freshly baked artisan breads. Then a plethora of your Sunday lunch favourites including traditional roasts. And a few delectable delights to finish including traditional apple crumble. Hotel du Vin& Bistro, Cheltenham. Cost: £29.95 for adults, £14.50 for children.

Hotel du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com
Tel: 0845 365 4438


4th-9th March

Yes, Prime Minister - Everyman Theatre

Tickets between £12 - £27. Last chance to see the smash hit production of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay’s play on its third regional tour. Following a previous sell-out run, Yes, Prime Minister returns to the Everyman for one week only.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


28th February

UK Pink Floyd Experience

The nine-piece UK Pink Floyd Experience replicates the line-up of the full live Pink Floyd touring band of the late 80s and 90s. With state-of-the-art sound and a spectacular light show, the aim is to perfect the atmosphere of the great Pink Floyd in concert! Songs from Dark Side Of The Moon through to Division Bell are featured, so fans of all ages will find something from their ‘era’! 7.30pm

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


26th February - 2nd March

Surprises - Everyman Theatre

Come and watch the world premiere production of Surprises at the Everyman Theatre. Alan Ayckbourn’s latest comedy with its head in the future and its heart in the past.” Tickets between £10 - £25.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


24th February

Dean Close School Spring Concert

Programme includes Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto (soloist Hannah Williams) and Mozart’s Requiem (Choral Society). For tickets please send an SAE to Mrs SH Klemz, Music Dept. Administrator, Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE. 7.30pm. Free Admission.

Dean Close School

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


22nd February

Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors

Kick off 7.45pm. Ticket prices start from just £15 for adults and £5 for juniors. Watch Gloucester Rugby take on Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership Live at Kingsholm.

Kingsholm Stadium

http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
Tel: 0871 871 8781 option 2


22nd February

Gypsy Fire

Gypsy Fire’s explosive energy and talent has created a dynamic quartet that is unrivalled. Their show is an acoustic white-knuckle ride encompassing many different musical genres. Individually they are acclaimed soloists, together they are simply breathtaking. 8pm Tickets are £14.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


21st February

Masterworks

Two classics of the violin and piano repertoire frame two favourite works from the twentieth century. The Barritt/Lisney duo claimed a Classic FM award for their recording of the complete works of Beethoven – together they have the perfect pedigree to interpret the monumental Fantasy in C. 7.30pm

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


21st February

Food and Wine Pairing

This workshop will go through the principles of food and wine pairing by tasting different food with a variety of wine. Discover the dos and don’ts and impress your friends by learning how to select the right food and wine pairing for your own dinner party. The event will consist of 4 small dishes each matched with 2 different wines. To book please contact events on 01242 588450 or: events.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com

Hotel Du Vin

Tel: 01242 588450


20th February

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club is back for another night of top stand-up. With a line-up still to be finalised, keep an eye on
www.howlerscomedyclub.com for updates. 8.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


18th-24th February

Winston's Wish Great British Brekkie

Breakfast...muesli, muffins or mango. Go fancy with a champagne breakfast for friends or take ten to have a tea and toast moment with your colleagues. Winston’s Wish wants you, together with your family, friends or colleagues to join us and help raise £50,000 this February. Join in, and let’s all revive the tradition of the Great British breakfast! Remember this can be anything from a traditional full English to a good ol’ cuppa and toast! Let your imagination get boiling! It’s free to take part, we just ask that all your guests donate what they can. Check out our website (www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk) for loads more ideas and even some
yummy recipes to get you started, it couldn’t be easier, join in today... your breakfast needs you. Be a part of our breakfast revolution and help bereaved children go into the future with hope and confidence. For more information please visit www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk or email greatbritishbrekkie@winstonswish.org.uk

http://www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk


15th February

Comedy Night Returns to Kingsholm

If you’re looking for a cheap night out, then our comedy night in the 1873 Suite might just fit the bill. Doors open at 7pm. The 1873 Suite at Kingsholm Stadium. Tickets are priced at just £6 in advance or £7 on the door. Call 0871 871 8781 option 2 to book your tickets.

Kingsholm Stadium


15th February

Cheltenham Concert Series - Orchestra of the Swan

Tonight’s concert begins with one of Mozart’s most popular works, described as ‘an occasional piece from a light but happy pen’. Tamsin Waley-Cohen is the soloist in a concerto composed in 1822 when Mendelssohn was 13, but which was only unearthed by Yehudi Menuhin in the 1950s. There is more melodious music after the interval. Mendelssohn had already composed 100 works by the time his Double Concerto was premiered when he was just 14. It is a piece full of youthful promise, as soloists TamsinWaley-Cohen and Huw Watkins (himself a composer) will demonstrate tonight. This mood carries on in to Suk’s Serenade for Strings, produced whilst studying under Dvořák at the Prague Conservatory. 7.30pm

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


14th February

Valentine's at Monty's Brasserie & Cocktail Bar

On Valentine’s Day at Monty’s Brasserie, there will be exciting and delicious ‘specials’ to choose from in addition to the brand new Restaurant menu which will be launched at the beginning of February. Choose from fresh native oysters and lobster which are delivered daily from Cornwall or our best selling dish Cotswold Beef Wellington. After or before your meal head down to the Cocktail Bar to listen to Javier Moreno playing his classic flamenco guitar with a modern salsa twist.If you don’t wish to dine, you can still enjoy our Thursday night Prosecco offers and listen to the music in the Cocktail Bar. Bookings are at 7pm or 9pm in the Brasserie or at 8pm in the dining room. To book your table please call 01242 227678 or book on line www.montysbraz.co.uk

Monty's Brasserie & Cocktail Bar

http://www.montysbraz.co.uk


14th February

Cheltenham Music Society - Rosalind Ventris, Viola and Lara Dodds-Eden, Piano

This season’s Young Artists concert features a highly promising violist who, to judge from the awards she has already garnered, is on the verge of becoming much better known. In a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Tasmin Little she was described as a ‘remarkable talent’. Rosalind is partnered by the UK-based Australian pianist Lara
Dodds-Eden. 8pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


13th February

High School Rocks!

A high-energy, foot-stomping, totally interactive production featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, and 3, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee! Join the superb cast for a rollercoaster ride of fun as they invite you to the ultimate party to celebrate all of these awesome teen sensations in one fantastic concert. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and be prepared to rock out as High School Rocks! Wildcats – get ready to party! 2pm. Tickets are £12.50 or 2 Adults & 2 Children £40.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


10th February

Cheltenham Folk Festival - Final Concert

Join us at the final concert of Cheltenham Folk Festival 2013 with appearences from Jim Moray, Faustus and a long awaited return for headliner Nic Jones. 7.15pm. Tickets are £17 (£15.50 for Concessions, £8.50 for 5-16 years).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


9th February

Bryan Adams Experience

Everything I Do, Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Summer of '69, Run to You and The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, are just some of the great toe-tapping hits that front man Stuart Brown and his band will be playing to the crowd. Cost: £15.

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk


9th February

Cheltenham Folk Festival - Saturday Night Concert

Headlined by the barnstorming Spiers&Boden, and featuring Tom McConville Band and a rare solo set from Andy Cutting. Tickets are £17
(£15.50 for Concessions, £8.50 for 5-16 years). 8pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


8th February

Cheltenham Folk Festival - Opening Concert

Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party and Belshazzar’s Feast join headliners Kan to get the Festival off to a fine start. 7.45pm Tickets are £17 (£15.50 for Concessions, £8.50 for 5-16 years).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


7th February

Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends

English folk music has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade, especially in the West Country. Now, after their success at the 2011 BBC
Radio 2 Folk Awards, these shanty men of Port Isaac are out on the road to delight and enthral audiences with their voices in an incredibly rousing and joyful set of shanties and Cornish folk songs. Between them, they are five baritones, two top tenors, two second tenors, and one bass; it makes a fat sound, a full sound, a solid wall of sound. The authentic sound of the shanty can be heard loud and clear via the mighty, brawny chorale of The Fisherman’s Friends. Be prepared to have your ears blown clean off. 7.30pm. Tickets between £20 and £17. Weekend ticketholders receive a £5 discount on this concert.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


5th-7th February

La Boheme

La bohème tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, featuring the famous arias: Your Tiny Hand is Frozen and They Call Me Mimi. 7.45pm.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


2nd February

Winter Medical Ball 2013

7:30pm for 8:00pm, carriages at 12:30pm. Cost: £70 per ticket
Price includes a three course dinner, coffee, a live band (Mango Jam) and disco. Vocalists from the Royal Welsh College of Music Junior Conservatoire. A complimentary bottle of white and red wine for those booking a full table of 10. Welcome drinks are kindly sponsored by Winfield Hospital.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.lincfund.org
Tel: 0844 576 2210


1st February

LINC Lunch Club at The Royal Well Tavern

The February LINC Lunch Club is at the The Royal Well Tavern, Cheltenham at 12.30 for 1pm. Tickets are good value at £14.00 per person and are available from the LINC Office tel: 08454 224422 or email LINC@glos.nhs.uk Or to buy your tickets online. Please also note that an extra £1 per person will be charged when you book. This is to cover the service tip to the restaurant staff and save collecting it up on the day.


29th-30th January

Milton Jones - On the Road

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo or in any of the nine radio series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you. Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew. 8pm Tickets: £20.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


27th - February 2nd

Bite Food Festival 2013

Visit the weeklong festival held at the Cotswolds House Hotel and the Noel Arms. Honor fabulous food, divine drinks at the event with famous chefs and bakers including feature Gregg Wallace, Prue Leith, Paul Taylor, Shaun Hill, Simon Hulstone, Alastair Sawday, Damian Allsop, The Urban Rajah, Will Holland, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Adam Byatt, Charles Metcalfe and also The Noel Arms’ and The Cotswold House Hotel’s very own Dave Watts and Indunil Sanchi. Cotswolds House Hotel and the Noel Arms, Chipping Campden.

Cotswolds House Hotel and the Noel Arms, Chipping Campden

http://www.thebite.co


26th January

Festival Trials Day

Seven races that will give clues to the Final Festival.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 579 3003


26th January

Festival Trials Day

Probably the best one day Jump racing meeting anywhere, with seven races of huge quality that also provide some final clues to the destination of the big prizes at The Festival. This meeting includes The Argento Chase, a valuable trial for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, the biggest race of the season. Many of the horses that run on Festival Trials Day are having their final start before The Festival and it is rare that this meeting doesn’t feature at least one subsequent Festival winner. Big Buck’s kept up that record in 2012, winning the Cleeve Hurdle at this fixture before a record-breaking fourth consecutive LadbrokesWorld Hurdle victory in March. This is a great opportunity to see some of Jump racing’s superstars without the huge crowds of The Festival (and without taking a day off work!). Gates open at 11am with the first race at 12.55pm. Under 18s are admitted free.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


18th January

Fashion Show with Designer Melissa Antonious

Join us for a fabulous fashion show with our talented stylist Mellissa Antonious. This includes a two course lunch with coffee plus a sneak preview of Melissa’s new collection. To book, call now on 01242 862 352. 50% deposit required on booking. £29.50 per person.

The Greenway Hotel and Spa

http://www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com


18th January - 25th February

Great British Brekkie for Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish is asking everyone to hold their own Great British Brekkie! Join in and let’s all revive the tradition of the Great British breakfast with anything from a traditional full English to a good ol’ cuppa and toast! Be a part of our breakfast revolution and help bereaved children go into the future with hope and confidence.

http://www.greatbritishbrekkie.org.uk


18th January

Express Dinner Parties

January blues? Then look no further. Foodworks will inspire you to create the most delicious and tasty dishes to entertain your friends on these long cold evenings. Quick, easy and impressive dishes for you to recreate at home, this is one of the Foodworks most popular course so please book early to avoid disappointment. Cost: £145 per person.

The Foodworks Cookery School, Colesbourne

http://www.foodworkscookeryschool.co.uk
Tel: 01242 870538


15th January

La Boheme at Cineworld

As part of the Royal Opera House LIVE cinema 2012-13 season, Cineworld Cheltenham will be screening John Copley’s definitive production of Puccini’s best-loved romantic opera, with a tremendous cast and terrific designs, according to organisers.

Cineworld

http://www.cineworld.co.uk


15th January

The Art of Cupcake Decorating

With The Art of Cupcake Decorating course being the most popular at the bakery. Come along and perfect your cake decorating skills this winter. The two hour long course has just 6 students, so you are sure to get the help you need to achieve perfect cakes. The course includes 6 un-iced cupcakes, a presentation box, an apron, as well as sugar paste, tools, sprinkles, glitter and butter icing needed to make your cupcakes look fantastic. Venue: Centre Arts, St Georges Place, Cheltenham Cost: £40 per person.

Centre Arts

http://www.centrearts.co.uk


13th January

'Dick Whittington' at The Everyman Theatre

With a streetwise cat as his companion, Dick defeats the evil Queen Rat, finds his fortune, marries Alice and becomes Lord Mayor! Join our cast of familiar faces – and this year we are delighted to welcome Tweedy the Clown – fresh from Gifford’s Circus – for a festive feast of laughs , thrills and spills, underwater kingdoms and faraway lands. For this year’s Panto, we welcome back a strong cast including returning favourites William Elliot as Sarah the Cook, and Kelli Maybank as Dick Whittington. Book your seats now – Dick Whittington is sure to be the cat’s whiskers. Prices from £11 - £22. Concessions are available as well as a fantastic family ticket offer - £58 for two adults and two children.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


13th January

Cheltenham Concert Series - Philharmonia Orchestra

Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto was first played on New Year’s Day 1804, to mark the first day in his new post as Haydn’s successor at the Esterhazy Court. Soloist Alison Balsom was the Classical Brit Award’s Female Artist of 2009, while the career of tonight’s conductor is developing at a remarkable pace – in September 2013 he will take up the post of Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic. 3pm. Tickets from £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


12th January

Cheltenham Town V York

Kick off 3pm. Visit The Abbey Business Stadium for the Robins’ first home game of 2013 as they take on York in npower League 2. www.ctfc.comor call the Cheltenham Town ticket office on 01242 588117 . Tickets £10-£25.

Gloucester Rugby

http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk


12th January

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra - A Russion New Year

In the first of their three-concert series at the Pittville Pump Rooms, the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra start the new year with music from pieces such as Khachaturian's Masquerade to Capriccio Espagnol. Cost:£14.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


9th January

Curry Kitchen

Warm yourself up this winter with a delicious curry. Foodworks will show you how to make the most yummy selection of heartwarming curries using wonderful authentic spices, after your session you can sit down and enjoy the labour of your fruits with all your fellow chefs or you can take it home to enjoy if you would prefer. 7-9.30pm

Foodworks Cookery School

http://www.foodworkscookeryschool.co.uk
Tel: 01242 870538


8th January

Choux Pastry Masterclass - Cooks Club

Join chefs at The Montpellier Chapter Hotel to learn how to make the perfect choux pastry. This light pastry dough is used to make profiteroles, eclairs plus many more sweet and savory favourites. Cooks Club is a monthly event at The Montpellier Chapter. Tickets cost £5 per person which can be redeemed towards a restaurant purchase. To book your
place, telephone 01242 527788.

http://www.themontpellierchapterhotel.com


5th January

Gloucester Rugby V London Irish

Kick off 3pm. At the first game of 2013, Gloucester Rugby take on London Irish in the Aviva Premiership at Kingsholm. Ticket Prices start at £15 and £5 for juniors.

www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
Tel: 0871 871 8781 (option 2)


1st January

New Year's Day Racing

Kick the New Year off with some fresh air and fun at the races.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 579 3003


1st-27th January

Promenade Productions Presents 'Cinderella'

For 2013, Promenade Productions promise to delight young and old with CINDERELLA, a magical rags-to-riches tale, complete with two outrageous and comic Ugly Sisters, a dashing Prince, supported by a full cast in this traditional family entertainment at the end of the Christmas season. Have a Ball - Don’t leave it too late to book – because not even your Fairy Godmother will be able to magic you up tickets for this panto with lots of laughs, stunning sets, fabulous costumes, great dance routines and that very magic moment when Cinderella heads off to the Ball. Cinderella runs from 2013 at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham. Ticket prices are from £8 - £12 with concessions available. Evening performances start at 7pm and there are two Matinees on Saturday and Sunday both starting at 2.30pm.

Bacon Theatre


31st December

New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate the biggest night of the year with the perfect party package in the stunning surroundings of Cheltenham Town Hall! Buy a Standard ticket and dance your way into 2013 with a disco and live music from favourite party band The Chip Shop Boys until 2am. Or, to celebrate in the finest fashion, book one of our decadent dining packages where a Gold ticket will enable you to indulge in a glass of champagne and delicious canapés on arrival, followed by a two course dinner in addition to the entertainment. You can also upgrade to our premium Platinum package with prestigious balcony seats and a three course dinner with wine. Over 18s only. Smart party-wear please; no jeans or trainers. Tickets £90 Platinum, £65 Gold, £29.50 Standard.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


31st December

New Year Black Tie Dinner Dance

Begin the evening with a cocktail on arrival, before taking your seat for a fantastic five course dinner in the Knights Suite where you will be seated at large tables. At midnight see in the New Year with a glass of Champagne and dancing until 1.00am with Detroit Soul, a nine-piece dynamic soul band. Tickets £99.

Mallory Court Hotel

http://www.mallory.co.uk


29th December

Winter West Country Derby

Cheltenham Town takes on Bristol Rovers in the West Country Derby. Earlier this season, the Robins were the winners in the reverse fixture at the Memorial Stadium in a 1-0 win, so as their second meeting of the season it should not be missed. Kick off 3pm.

Abbey Business Stadium

http://www.ctfc.com
Tel: 01242 573558


26th December

Boxing Day Dinner

Join Cheltenham Town for a Boxing Day festive feast in their newly re-styled Sponsorship Suite. As the Robins take on Wycombe Wanderers, enjoy the match in style as the package includes: a pre-match two course dinner, half time tea, coffee and biscuits, a player Q&A session, match seats outside the Sponsorship Suite, match programmes and team sheets, be entered into a draw to present the Man of the Match award and also a pay bar facility. Tickets Adults £50, Children £35. Kick off 3pm. Email leanne.sheath@ctfc.com

Abbey Business Stadium

Tel: 01242 588107


19th December

The Christmas Ball

The annual festive treat for lovers of social dancing. With live music from The Ross Mitchell Band and all-star cabaret from James & Joanna Whitehead, plus mince pies to get you in the Christmas spirit. 8pm. Tickets £16.50.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


19th December

Woody's Back to School Party

Join Gloucester Rugby star Nick Wood and his Premiership friends to enjoy a night to remember with an evening of fine wine, fine dining and dancing. Set at the beautiful location of Dean Close School, relive your manic school days with this entertaining ‘Back to School’ party. Tickets £40 each. Group offers available. Email info@woodysbenefityear.co.uk.

Dean Close School, Cheltenham

http://shop.woodysbenefityear.co.uk


18th December

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show

Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production, the legendary That’ll Be The Day, returns with a brand new Christmas show for 2012. Trevor and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics and hilarious comedy routines. Join in the festive fun this Christmas! Tickets: £23, £21, £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


15th December

Family Fun Day - Kids 4 A Quid

Have a fun family day out at your local football club as the Robins take on Port Vale. With entertaining activities for all the family including face painting, appearances from pantomime characters and half time entertainment. Kids only £1.

Abbey Business Stadium


14th-15th December

The International

Two days of top class sport at the home of Jump racing.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 579 3003


13th December

Festive Dinner with Carols

Festive Dinner with Carols 3 Course Dinner including mulled wine on arrival. £32.50.

The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden

http://www.kingscampden.co.uk


13th December

Royal Marines Christmas Special

Festive military music and entertainment. The world-famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will end this special Diamond Jubilee year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. This entertaining band delights audiences wherever they perform and their world-renowned Corps of Drums will demonstrate the precision, accuracy and skill for which they have become famous across the globe. £21, £19, £17 (Concessions Available).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


9th December

Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra

The magical Snowman orchestral suite by Howard Blake will be the festive highlight of this annual visit to the Town Hall. Musical Director Glyn Oxley will lead an evening of Christmas music, with audience carols, as well as welcoming the Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra as guest performers. £12 (£5 Concessions) Free entry to Gloucestershire Music Card Holders.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


7th December

The Everyman Theatre Association Christmas Supper

Christmas Supper in Matcham's Restaurant at the Everyman in December when Members and Guests are all welcome. The Speaker is Jacquie Crago, the current Voice Coach for War Horse in London. Tickets, to include a 2 Course Supper and a glass of wine.

Matcham's Restaurant, The Everyman Theatre

Tel: 01242 263713


7th December

Dancing Queen

A fantastic night filled with Abba goodness! Including hits like Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Money, Money, Money and more, the show captures the sounds of ABBA lyrically, visually and musically. The first half features a Grease tribute, including Summer Nights, Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee, Hopelessly Devoted To You and We Go Together, along with a mix of some of your favourite party songs. £18.50 (£16.50 OAP) Groups 10+ £16.50 Per Person. 7.30pm.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


6th December

Winston's Wish Charity Ball

Bombillo Events Ltd is organising a charity ball on the 6th December 2012 in support of Winston’s Wish. The black tie event includes a three course meal, charity auction and guest speaker. Table for 10 people costs £800. Champagne Reception, 4 Course Dinner, Silent Auction, Charity Casino, Guest Speaker, Dancing. Sponsored by 7 Layer Solutions LTD. Black Tie Event. 7pm - 1am. Places are limited so don't delay!

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.bombilloevents.co.uk/winstonswishball
Tel: 01242 461329


6th December

Bubbly Bash

Raffle and Auction to include a Celebrity cooking and dining experience, Bubbly & Canapés. £25 per person. 6.30pm-9pm. Contact bubblybash2gcf@gmail.com. Only 120 tickets available.

The Ellenborough Park Hotel


5th December

The Sing-a-long Christmas Carols in The Suffolks

There will be carol singers and a band, a few stalls, mulled wine, Father Christmas, candles, song sheets, a charity raffle and... an elf ! All are welcome to come along to this sing-a-long event. 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The Suffolks


4th December

Cooks Club: How to make the perfect canapés

Want to be the ultimate host this Christmas? Then head to The Montpellier Chapter for a canapés workshop. You can learn from the top hotel chefs how to make sweet and savoury delights which are sure wow all your guests over the festive period. £5 per person. Telephone to book your place.

Montpellier Chapter

Tel: 01242 527788


4th December

Winchcombe Christmas Festival

A traditional Cotswold Christmas Festival complete with hand bell ringers, choirs and a bustling street market is being staged in Winchcombe in December. Lining North Street will be 20 stalls laden with Christmas gifts, including everything from chocolate goodies, vintage fabrics, children’s clothes and toys, ironwork, Christmas decorations and hampers and wooden gifts. Many traders will also be serving mulled wine and mince pies to customers and traditional hot roasted chestnuts will also be on offer. Father Christmas will be seeing youngsters in his grotto in Just-In in Hailes Street throughout the evening and the Isbourne Singers will be performing there at 7.45pm. Hand bell ringers will be doing their stuff from 6pm in North Street, and there will be carols and festive songs in the High Street from Winchcombe Community Choir, local church choirs and Winchcombe Concert Brass.

Winchcombe

http://www.winchcombe.co.uk


1st December

The National Star College Christmas Fair

Includes a variety of stallholders with wonderful Christmas shopping opportunities, musical accompaniment provided by local choirs, activities for children, refreshments and a special visit from Santa. 11am – 3pm.

National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU

http://www.natstar.ac.uk


1st-31st December

Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea in a fabulous, festive setting. Excludes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden

http://www.kingscampden.co.uk


1st-31st December

Festive Dining at The Greenway Hotel and Spa

Enjoy some fine festive dining set in a beautiful location. Festive lunch £20 & £26; Evening Dining £29.50; Festive Parties £35.

The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Cheltenham

http://www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com


28th November

Hair Harvest at The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa

People of all ages are being invited to visit the salon and donate their hair for use in wigs for young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. The event is being held in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust and all hair donated will be used to make wigs for their patients. Donors must be able to give at least 7 inches.

Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa

http://www.stuartholmes.co.uk
Tel: 01242 220001


28th November

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally Morgan has taken the UK by storm! Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only. 7.30pm. Cost: £24, £22.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25th November

The Inaugural Christmas Fair at Cheltenham College

The fair is generously sponsored by Savills and is supporting Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Cheltenham. There are over 70 exhibitors offering an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of treasures and treats. This is a unique opportunity to see these historic and beautiful buildings, which are such a recognisable part of Cheltenham’s landscape. The exhibitors will be selling everything from jewellery and clothing to cards, toiletries, stocking fillers and unusual gifts for those awkward people who seem to already have everything! There are also a large number of food stalls including chocolates, fudge, beer, local farm produce and chutneys. So come along and try to wrap up Christmas before December! 10am to 6pm.
Cost: £5 (children under 16 free).

Cheltenham College

http://www.cheltonianassociation.com
Tel: 01242 265694


24th November

Get Fit & Raise Money for Charity

Two Hour Zumbathon for The Pied Piper Appeal Charity at Gloucestershire Uni, arrive at 2:15pm. Everyone Welcome Men, Women & Children. Dance away the pounds to raise £'s for The Pied Piper Appeal! Tickets £5 Adults, £3 Children.

http://www.piedpiperappeal.co.uk


24th November

Vintage at The Racecourse

Christmas Fair featuring quality vintage sellers, textiles, linens and lace, clothing from 20s to 70s, hair and make-overs, champagne, cocktails and much, much more in aid of HSJ & NSC. 10.00am– 4pm. Email: vintageattheracecourse@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


23rd November

Comedy Night

Hosted by local boy Nik Hill, the Comedy Club will introduce 4 hand picked comedians from across the UK. Ticket prices start from just £6 in advance, £7 on the door. Doors open at 7 pm.

Live at Kingsholm

http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
Tel: 0871 871 8781 option 2


18th November

Wedding Fair

Sudeley Castle has been described as the most romantic castle in England by The Times. Couples who dream of celebrating a fairy-tale wedding are in for a treat: Sudeley Castle’s annual Wedding includes a guided tour and free wine and canapés. The event will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Tickets for the event are free, but advance booking is essential. Contact: Email Debbie.hillyard@sudeley.org.uk.

Sudeley Castle

Tel: 01242 609489


17th November

Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Carry on Swinging

The best of Big Band music, featuring numbers by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and much more. Tickets £17 & £19. All tickets available from the Box Office.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


17th November

Blue Moon Harmony Choir - 10th Anniversary Concert

Blue Moon Harmony Choir, a mixed voice choir that sings a variety of light popular songs to suit all tastes, celebrate their 10th anniversary in style at the Pump Room with a mixture of some of their favourite songs along with new material. They will be joined by Premier Brass who will perform a couple of spots during the concert. 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£6 For Groups Of 10+).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


16th November

Piaf - The Songs

Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf. The show features all of her best loved songs, including La Vie en Rose; Autumn Leaves and the iconic Non, Je ne regrette rien. Tickets £16 & £18. All tickets available from the Box Office.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse

16th, 17th, 18th November

The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse

Countryside Day on Friday, Paddy Power Gold Cup Day on Saturday, plus Open Sunday.

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


15th November

Diwali Dinner: Festival of Lights in aid of LINC

From 7.30pm. Includes drinks reception & spectacular festival buffet dinner. Tickets £25 per person. Contact the LINC Office on 08454 224422 or online at www.lincfund.org.

Koloshi Restaurant & Bar

http://www.lincfund.org
Tel: 08454 224422


13th-15th November

Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty

Two of the most romantic and enduringly popular classical ballets performed by the Russian State Ballet. Beautiful choreography, costumes, staging and music. A real treat! Tickets £20 - £30.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


From 13th November

The Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival

Cheltenham’s funniest festival is back, bringing more top quality stand-up to the Town Hall, Parabola Arts Centre. Town Hall events include Alexei Sayle, Howlers At The Festival, Julian Clary, Frankie Boyle and Festival Finale.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


13th-14th November

Rotary Club of Cheltenham North's Christmas Fair

45 stalls selling an exciting array of gifts. Refreshments & free car parking. Children under 12 free. Profits go to the charities. 10am until 4pm. Tickets £3.

Pittville Pump Room

Tel: 01242 676734


10th November

Jacqui Dankworth & Musicians

One of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists showcases her unique versatility and style. Tickets £17 & £20.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


9th November

World Carnival Masquerade Ball

Gloucestershire SANDS 4th Charity Ball. Shroud yourself in mystery at Hatherley Manor Hotel. Live music from Gypsy Fire, cocktail bar, casino and much, much more. 7pm– 3am. Tickets £40. Tickets available from Hatherley Manor.

Hatherley Manor Hotel

http://www.hatherleymanor.co.uk
Tel: 01452 730217


8th November

Boutique Du Vin!

“One day only” a fabulous selection of bespoke retailers, selling a unique collection of gorgeous and delightful gifts, clothes, jewellery, home interiors and more have been brought together. Entry to the event is £5 which includes a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Hotel Du Vin

http://www.ladiesthatlunchevents.co.uk


8th November

Sing-a-long-a-Grease

Learn how to hand jive and sing along to all those wonderful songs from the musical which made stars of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Don’t forget to dress up! Cost: £17. All tickets available from the Box Office.

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572573


28th October

All-Star Superslam Wrestling

Fun for all the family with this All Star Superslam Wrestling show! Filled with fun, live action and lots of atmosphere, this is a show the
whole family will be talking about for days after. Starts 3pm. Tickets £15 (£10 Children, Family Ticket 2 Adults + 2 Children Only £45).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Party In Pink Zumbathon - to help in the fight against Breast Cancer

28th October

Party In Pink Zumbathon - to help in the fight against Breast Cancer

Do it for yourself, for the people you love, for the millions who need your support. Come and join the party, for a fun packed, high energy boogie ... all levels welcome! Time: 12.30 -15.30. Contact: Ally at allyzumba.co.uk or 07875 227549 or find ‘Ally's Zumba Fitness Cheltenham’ on Facebook!

Bournside Sports Centre, Warden Hill Road

Tel: 07875 227549


28th October

Stuart Holmes Hair & Beauty Spa Charity Hair Harvest

Time: 10am and 4pm. Clients and the wider public will be invited to visit The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa for a complimentary haircut in return for a donation of 7 inches of their trimmed locks for The Little Princess Trust. The charity makes wigs from donated hair for children who have suffered hair loss through the treatment of cancer. People of all ages can make donations so long as they have clean hair in good condition. The hair donation must also be a minimum 7”/17cm.
Volunteers who would like to take part in the Hair Harvest can book appointments. Top Stuart Holmes stylists will professionally ‘harvest’ the hair before giving the client a complimentary hair cut to style their remaining locks. Alongside the Hair Harvest, The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa will be running a luxury raffle. By purchasing raffle tickets, members of the public will stand the chance to win an array of amazing prizes including a signed Simon Hopkinson Cook Book donated by The Montpellier Chapter Hotel.

http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk


26th-27th October

Christmas Fashion and Gift Fair

This two day Christmas Fair offers the chance to snap up some fantastic gifts and treats, featuring winter collections, Christmas essentials and delicious food. There will be 130 companies selling on the day, selling unique gifts alongside a variety of food products from the food hall. 9:30am – 5:30pm. Tickets by phone £5. Children under 16 go free.

The Centaur, Cheltenham

Tel: 01367 860017


25th October

Cheltenham Concert Series - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Brahms’ Violin Concerto has been described as ‘perhaps the best loved of all his works’ – tonight it will be played by Tasmin Little. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets from £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25th October

Tavern Music Night

Starts 9pm. Free entry.

The Tavern

Tel: 01242 221212


24th October

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club returns with Matt Richardson and more acts to be confirmed. Check www.howlerscomedyclub.com for more details. Starts 8.30pm. Tickets £12 (£9 Students).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Fascinating Aida - The Cheap Flights Tour

23rd October

Fascinating Aida - The Cheap Flights Tour

Britain's best comedy cabaret trio are hitting the Cheltenham Town Hall stage with their smash-hit tour. The show will include some new numbers plus some old favourites. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


19th October

Frisky and Mannish Show

Starts 8pm. Cost is £15, £13 for concessions. Flamboyant duo Frisky and Mannishwill be taking their show of musical mayhem, pop mash-ups and scathing celebrity put-downs to Cheltenham Town Hall.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


19th October

George Montague Gig in Aid of Winston's Wish

Join singer George Montague with his full band and supported by Saskia Says at this concert held in aid of Winston's Wish. Held at Wotton Hall Concert Room, 138 Barnwood Road, Gloucester, GL4 3JS. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.80 in advance.

http://www.bwmpromo.com


17th October

Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Starts 7pm. Cost is £60. Try some of Bordeaux’s finest wines and enjoy dinner at Montpellier’s trendy John Gordon’s bar.

John Gordon's

Tel: 01242 245985


16th-20th October

Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

Start time 7.45pm. Cost: £10. Directed by John Shirley.

The Playhouse

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522852


16th October

The Drifters

Cheltenham Town Hall will be hosting legendary R&B group The Drifters. 7:30pm. Cost is from £24.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


13th & 27th October

Owl Evening

See various owls free flying in the evening or night sky. Have the opportunity to hold a number of owls - a great photo opportunity! Cost is £45. 6:30 – 9pm.

Cotswold Falconry Centre


11th October

Rum Tasting

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at John Gordon’s upcoming Rum tasting session. Start 7pm. Cost is £30.

John Gordon's

Tel: 01242 245985


7th October

The Devil's Aquathon

Starts at 8am. Cost £25.

Sandford Parks Lido

Tel: 01242 524430


7th-10th October

Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Revive, restore and rejuvenate the mind and body at Cowley Manor’s all-inclusive Yoga and Wellness retreat this October – with star yogi
Claire Finlay set to lead the way to a better you. Cost is £1,190 for the course.

Cowley Manor Hotel


6th October

Joan Armatrading

Legendary British blues singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading will be performing live in concert. Cost is £29.50.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


5th October

LINC Lunch Club

Cost: £18.50 per person, (includes service).

Corse Lawn House

http://www.lincfund.org


5th-6th October

Walk The Line Festival

The Frog and Fiddle and The Railway, Cheltenham will play host to this
year’s festival. Confirmed already is Johnny Foreigner, Gunning for Tamar and Playlounge.

http://www.walktheline2012.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=C


5th-14th October

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2012 promises to be a world renowned ten-day celebration of writing, authors and reading once again this autumn.

www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd October

Cocktail Masterclasses

Cost includes a glass of Prosecco upon arrival and 2 cocktails. Learn how to shake up your own cocktails. Cost £20.

Monty's Cocktail Bar

Tel: 01242 235751


28th September

Macmillan Cancer Support Biggest Coffee Morning

Free Parking, Great Coffee. Meet the Mayor and local MP’s. Contact: Concetta Knee on 01242704656 or 07887878244.

East Glos Club, Old Bath Road

http://www.eastglos.co.uk


Danter's Funfair

27th September

Danter's Funfair

Danter's Fun Fair will be returning to Cheltenham Racecourse for some family fun at the fair.

Cheltenham Racecourse

Tel: 01452 728773


26th September

Howlers At The Hall

Start time 8.30pm. Cost: £12. Howlers return for a brand new season of top notch comedy at the Pillar Room.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25th September

Cheltenham Concert Series - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Start time 7.30pm. Music from the Romantic era dominates this concert starting with the Overture to Weber’s Euryanthe. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a colourful, complex and passionate work whose movements are linked by the theme of Providence.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


24th-29th September

Duet For One

Cost: £10 - £25. William Gaunt and Haydn Gwynne star in this multi-award winning play about a celebrated concert violinist forced to re-evaluate her life and face a truth too difficult to comprehend.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


23rd September

Cheltenham Connect Holds First Village Show

Start time 1pm onwards. Community group Cheltenham Connect is holding its first-ever traditional ‘village show’. It’s an opportunity for the town’s gardeners, bakers, crafters and photographers of all ages to showcase their skills and win prizes for their creativity.

http://www.ccvillageshow.weebly.com


23rd September

Mill Dene Open Gardens

Start time 1pm. Cost: £5. Open garden in aid of Leukemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund.

Mill Dene, School Lane, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 9HU

Tel: 08454 224422


Rock 'N' Roll Paradise

23rd September

Rock 'N' Roll Paradise

Start time 7.30pm. Cost: £18.50. Cheltenham Town Hall presents a not-to-be-missed show for all you Rock ‘N’ Roll fans! This talented cast bring to life the music of the rock ‘n’ roll era of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


22nd September

Baby & Toddler Show

Start time 10am. Cost: £3.50, free for children under 16. Bring your children to meet Peppa Pig, and browse over 50 stands.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.little-monster.co.uk/cheltenham
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20th September

Masterworks

Start time 7.30pm. Cost: £15. James Lisney launches his Masterworks
series with a programme that explores intimate links between song and the solo piano repertoire.

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Twisted Chrome Free Taster Sessions

18th September & 21st September

Twisted Chrome Free Taster Sessions

Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and body movement with Twisted Chrome Pole Dance Fitness... A fun and fabulous alternative to
the gym! Please get in touch to reserve your space - Places are limited
and are expected to fill up fast! Contact: twistedchromestudio@gmail.com.

Tel: 07854 624 734


17th-22nd September

The Handyman

Starring Timothy West, Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis, this intelligent and stimulating story about law, justice and revenge is a
must see. Tickets: £10 - £25.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


Cheltenham Fashion Week

17th-22nd September

Cheltenham Fashion Week

It's five days of catwalks, exhibitions, workshops and costume makers all showcasing what Cheltenham has to offer in fashion, hair and beauty.

Throughout Cheltenham

http://www.cheltenhamfashionweek.co.uk


16th September

Cheltenham Cantilena Orchestra Family Charity Concert

Cheltenham Cantilena Orchestra will present Americana – a family concert featuring film and dance music from the USA in an exciting and
varied programme including excerpts from Bernstein’s On The Town and the orchestral suite from Porgy And Bess by Gershwin. Cost: £12.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


15th September

Winstons Wish Sunrise Walk

Start time 6am. Cost: £15 + £50 Sponsorship. Charity Walk raising money for bereaved children and their families.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.sunrisewalk.co.uk


12th September

'Ladies Lunch' at Ellenborough Park

Guests will enjoy a welcome drink, followed by a two course lunch in The Beaufort Dining Room of breast of corn-fed chicken, creamed leeks, chantenay carrots and truffle potato, followed by strawberry and meringue with strawberry sorbet. After lunch, executive head chef, David Kelman, will do a cooking demonstration of the preparation of preserves, pickles, verrines, chutneys and fruit in jars.
Contact: events@EllenboroughPark.com Price £25 per person.

Ellenborough Park

www.ellenboroughpark.com
Tel: 01242 545454


11th September

Orchestra of St John's

Classical music of Bach four finest pieces will be performed under the Baton of the St. John’s orchestra founder, John Lubbock. The orchestra pride itself on being the heart of the community and have been praised as an impressive ensemble. 7.30pm. Tickets from £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Relatively Speaking

10th-15th September

Relatively Speaking

The acclaimed Alan Ayckbourn comedy hits The Everman this autumn featuring a star-studded line-up, including Felicity Kendal, Kara Tointon and Jonathan Coy. Tickets: £12- £27.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


Meal and a Movie

9th September

Meal and a Movie

The Daffodil will be hosting two cinema events – with brunch and afternoon tea served beforehand – as well as the chance to see a new Morgan Plus E concept car unveiled. Cost £25.

The Daffodil

Tel: 01242 700055


9th September

Cheltenham Half Marathon

Start time 2:05pm

Cheltenham Racecourse

Tel: 01452 722720


3rd September

An Inconvenient Truth 2

Cheltenham film maker, Jack Guest, has organised a special screening of his eco-documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth 2’ to take place at the Bacon Theatre on 3rd September, including the distinguished guest speaker, Jonathan Porritt. Start 6.30pm. Tickets £8.

The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258002


Monsieur Hulot's Holiday Outdoor Cinema Screening

31st August

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday Outdoor Cinema Screening

Courtesy of Cheltenham Film Society, the Lido will be hosting a one-off outdoor screening of the 1950s comedy Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday. Monsieur Hulot, directed by and starring Jacques Tati, follows the clumsy misadventures of a Frenchman on holiday at a seaside resort. Hilarious, and suitable for all ages, don’t miss out on this unique event. From 8.15pm. Tickets cost £5.50 for adults, £4 for children.

Sandford Parks Lido


27th August

Winchcombe Country Show

A popular summertime event which boasts a flower show, falconry display, Punch & Judy, Morris dancing, a brass band and a veritable host of other family activities. If that’s not enough, then the temptation of homemade cakes and a licensed bar will surely prove to be irresistible. From 12pm – 5.30pm. Tickets cost £3 for adults, £1 for children

Winchcombe Senior School. Greet Road, GL54 5LB

http://www.winchcombeshow.org.uk


Best of British Show

26th - 27th August

Best of British Show

A brand new event celebrating Britain’s best. Over the august bank holiday weekend there will be a fantastic air display of vintage and modern aircrafts along with wing walkers and a Silver Stars parachute display. There will also be a main entertainment stage where live music will be playing and a collection of military and classic cars. Of course there will be an abundance of food and drink stalls, like any good event. Truly an event not to be missed. 10am-6pm. £7 for children and £20 for Adults.

Cotswold Airport

http://www.bestofbritsihshow.co.uk
Tel: 01285 771177


26th August

Beach Part at The Kings Head

In Aid of Acorns Children's Hospice. Cocktail Bar, Bouncy Castle, Limbo and Music. Lots of fun for all the family. 12 noon 'til late.

Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham


Swap Shop at Beechwood Arcade

25th August

Swap Shop at Beechwood Arcade

This month, Swap Shop will be providing Gloucestershire fashionistas with the chance to trade in the old and swap in the new without breaking the bank. Ladies are invited to bring unwanted clothes to the Beechwood Arcade for an afternoon of swapping, chatting and browsing. Activities to entertain children will be provided, from face painting to jewellery making.

Beechwood Arcade

Tel: 01242 261122


25th - 27th August

Hullabaloo Festival

The Hullabaloo festival is a celebration of Gloucestershire’s culture, people, food and lifestyle. Featuring an eclectic mix of live music, poetry, comedy, children’s events, locally produced foods and real ales, the event promises to be a sell-out. For those with weekend tickets, extra entertainment such as a Silent Disco and acoustic music will be provided. From 11am. Adult tickets cost £17.50 in advance, £20 on the gate. Under 18 all day tickets cost £9 in advance, Costs: £10 on the gate.

Burley Fields Lake, Leckhampton Lane, GL51 4XT

http://www.hullabaloofestival.co.uk


23rd August

Battlesports

Children get to spend the day participating in a mixture of laser tag and paintball that take place in the open woodlands. The real version of modern war games, only without any projectiles so no damage is done. You are assigned to different missions and with a combination of strategy and gut you can survive. 9.15am - 4pm. Tickets £17.

Leisure at Cheltenham

Tel: 01242 77440


Charlotte Church at Gloucester Guildhall

18th August

Charlotte Church at Gloucester Guildhall

Charlotte Church will be delighting a local audience with a comeback performance on Saturday 18th August. Having sold over 10 million records, performed for the pope and sung duets with some of the biggest names in the industry, this opportunity to catch Charlotte Church in such an intimate venue is not to be missed. Tickets £12.50. Start 7.30pm.

Gloucester Guildhall

http://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk


14th August

Jump 4 Joy

Children aged 5 to 8 can enjoy a have a chance to spring about on an abundance of inflatables and participate in a jungle run that will be sure to tire them out over the summer holidays. Organised by the Cheltenham Play. 11.15am - 2.45pm

Leisure at Cheltenham


11th August

As You Like It

Rain or Shine Theatre Company will be performing the classic Shakespeare play As You Like It to an outdoor audience at Sandford Parks Lido as part of a full 65-date summer tour. This enjoyable rom-com is not to be missed. Tickets from £6 - £13.50

Sandford Parks Lido

http://www.rainorshine.co.uk


4th-5th August

Gladiators come to The International Centre for Birds of Prey

See authentic Gladiators fighting, bet on the outcome using traditional clay tokens and join in with the action! Children, become Guards for the day by being the best Soldiers! There will be executions too; each one in a different and entertaining way, so you can nominate a willing victim for execution and choose their method of ‘death’! Join for traditional Roman BBQ using recipes from the era. There will be three different shows during the day starting at 11am.

International Centre for Birds of Prey near Newent

http://www.icbp.org
Tel: 01531 820286


2nd-23rd August

The Brewery

Throughout the summer holidays the brewery will be hosting many fun-filled events for children. On the 2nd there will be a mini fun fair, then on the 9th there will be a themed workshop for the new Pixar movie ‘Brave’ and an opportunity to help art and museum staff to build a giant character from the movie. A week later on the 16th of August there will be a workshop where you can be creative. Finally on the 23rd there will be a climbing wall activity for those who dare to have a go! Free. 12noon-4pm.

The Brewery

http://thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk


26th July

Forever Jackson

A celebration of the King of Pop and all his greatest hits with Robin Parsons and a multitalented cast, e-creating the sounds, looks and moves with accuracy. Backed by one of the finest creative teams in the UK, the legacy of the world record breaking phenomenon that is Michael Jackson lives on in this superbly produced show.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


22nd July - 4th August

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre will be host to the Open-Air Theatre Festival. Giving music lovers, drama fans, film buffs and families the opportunity to pack deck chairs and picnics for a host of must-see events. Celebrating its ninth birthday and set in an idyllic spot, The Open-Air Theatre Festival will be catering to a range of audiences all hoping for a fantastic evening of entertainment on a balmy summer’s evening.

Bacon Theatre

Tel: 01242 258002


20th July

The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

Quantum Theatre return to the lido with an evening for young and old alike inspired by childhood tales in a show designed to appeal to all the family. Peter Rabbit knows very well that he is not to go into Mr McGregor's garden, especially as it was there that his father met his untimely end and was put into a pie! But Peter cannot resist, and after several nasty scrapes Peter finally escapes home to a severe telling-off from his mother and early to bed. 8pm – 10pm. Tickets £12.

Sandford Parks Lido

Tel: 01242 572573


18th July

Howlers At The Hall

Cheltenham's Biggest and Best Comedy Club night returns for the final show of what has been another awesome season and will be headlined by the incredible Dan Evans. Further support to be announced. Tickets £9.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


18th-21st July

The Sound of Music

Promenade Productions present an all-singing, all-dancing rendition of this classic musical.

Bacon Theatre

http://01242 224 144


16th-21st July

Doctor In The House

Doctor in the House is a classic British comedy based on the 1954 film of the same name. Adapted by Ted Willis from Richard Gordon's novel, the 2012 UK run is directed by Ian Talbot and will star popular English funny-man Joe Pasquale in the lead role as well as Robert Powell.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


15th July

Sue Ryder 'Ryde for Ryder'

Take on a 45 mile cycling challenge and raise vital funds for people in Gloucestershire with life threatening and life limiting conditions. Starting and finishing at Cheltenham Racecourse and takes in Gloucestershire countryside. Although challenging, this event is intended to be a fun bike ride - refreshments provided on route and at the finish medals are presented to all those successfully completing the ride. 10am. £12 (Registration fee).

Cheltenham Racecourse

Tel: 01242 246293.


14th July

Cheltenham Horse Show

Cheltenham's William Reddaway and his horse Strider will be at this year's Show to launch his "Ride Round England 2012" campaign to raise awareness of two Charities, the Family Holiday Association and the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. For further information on this click on the 'Ride Round England' logo. With professionals doing show jumping there is also a fun dog show in addition to trade stands and refreshments. Gates open at 8:30am. Cost £3 per vehicle.

Cheltenham Racecourse


14th July

Global Dance Festival

Under the Guidance of DJ and dance Teacher Thomas Melendez from Salsa Del Sol you can join in and move to the beat of the best of Latin music including Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha and Zumba. There will also be performances from Salsa del Sol Dance Team, belly dancing with Carol Gibbon and her girls from Mirage plus some break dance performances by youths from Cheltenham's Danceworks and Coady Crew. 1pm – 7pm. Free.

The Brewery


11th-22nd July

The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival

The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival is the longest running Cricket Festival on an out ground (Festival Ground) in the world. The festival was founded by James Lillywhite in 1872 with the first match being played against Surrey and was won by Gloucestershire. No other Cricket Festival in the world has been played on the same ground for that length of time and no other cricket festival in the world lasts for twelve days or more. Starts 10.30am.

Cheltenham College, Bath Road


9th-14th July

Save The Last Dance For Me

From the writers, producers & directors who brought you Dreamboats and Petticoats, 'Save the Last Dance for Me' will take you back through the 'music and magic' of the early '60s, a time when each passing week brought another Rock 'n' Roll classic. Contact: Box office 01242 572 573 or online.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


7th July

Midsummer Fiesta

12 noon - 9pm. The event begins with a parade through the town centre, with drummers and a town crier, up to the Montpellier Gardens where there shall be a variety of entertainment for the family. Live music, dance displays, Funfair and theatre performances are just some of what is in store for a fun-filled day.

Montpellier Gardens


6th, 13th, 20th July

Velo Club Montpellier Cycle Racing

Set up in October 2007, Velo Club Montpellier is to be a high profile and fashionable cycling club. A group of committed, enthusiastic and local cyclists from the Montpellier area of Cheltenham who are interested in all forms of the sport including time trialling and racing.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.vcmontpellier.com


4th-15th July

Cheltenham Music Festival

The 11 day festival features musicians from across the world. The festival takes place in various places across Cheltenham. Ticket prices vary. With a mixture of classical masterpieces and modern compositions, there is something for everyone.

Venues throughout Cheltenham

Tel: Box Office: 0844 576 8970


2nd-22nd July

Art in the Park

Now in its 43rd year and taking place in the town’s Imperial Gardens, the exhibition will run from Monday 2nd July until 22 July 2012, and showcase a range of different artists’ work from the professionals to relative beginners. Starts 10am.

Imperial Gardens

Tel: 01242 243673


30 June

Cotswold Keeper Photography Exhibition

Adam Tatlow will be at Guiting Power Village Hall in the afternoon with a large selection of framed prints, cards and mugs. Refreshments available.

Guiting Power Village Hall

http://www.cotswoldkeeperphotography.com


30 June

Celebrity Gold with Tim Hogarth

This is a unique opportunity to make some money! Bring along your unwanted gold, jewellery (even if it is broken), pearls, watches and Tim will appraise it and offer you cash on the day. There is no obligation to sell your goods if you are not happy with the valuation. Free entrance. 12 noon-2pm.

The Spice Lodge, Montpellier Drive

http://www.spicelodge.com
Tel: 01242 226300


30 June

Shackleton Whisky Auction Hosted by John Gordons

One of the greatest stories in Antarctic Exploration is that of the race to the Geographic South Pole. In 1902, Shackleton on the Discovery Expedition with Robert Scott, had come within 480 miles of the Pole. On the brilliantly successful Nimrod Expedition, which brought fame and fortune to all those involved, Shackleton with his brave men Frank Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams, had to turn back just 97 nautical miles (111 standard miles) from the Pole. Shackleton was the first to achieve the furthest south accolade and his route was used by Scott during his own attempt to achieved the South Pole. When Sahckleton and his men left Antarctica in 1909 they leftthree crates of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt buried in the ice. Whilst the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust carried out conservation work on Shackleton’s Hut, they discovered 10 bottles of the whisky and organised one to be flown to Canterbury Museum in New Zealand for careful thawing. With whisky over 100 years old, three bottles were flown to Whyte & Mackay, owners of the Mackinlay brand, for analysis. Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt was originally distilled at Glen Mhor distillery in Inverness, Scotland and it was here that Whyte and MacKay began to recreate Shackleton’s whisky. The malt is light honey in colour with a soft, elegant, refined aroma. A truely inspiring find which celebrates the enduring spirit of Shackleton’s polar achievements. A Skackleton replica Whisky Bottle signed by Shackelton’s Granddaughter will be going under the hammer on the day. All proceeds will go to charity.

John Gordons

http://www.hazelrichards.com


27 June

Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation

Dave Gorman is back with a repeat of his sold-out show. Always one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers this genre stretching performer is back, and for this show he’s formed a double act… with a projector screen. And they would like to show you their PowerPoint presentation. Cast your PowerPoint prejudice aside, it’s not just for business meetings. 8pm. Tickets £20.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25 June - 1 July

Wimbledon at the Wine Bar

A firm favourite of the Wine Bar, we will embrace the game, set and match of the 126th Wimbledon Championships (25th June to 8 July) and the entire tournament will be aired on our big screen. Our extensive range of perfectly chilled Champagnes, legendary still and sparkling wines are available by the glass or bottle. Soak up the atmosphere on our sun drenched terrace whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of our celebrated Pimm’s and Lemonade with mint and cucumber and dine alfresco with our freshly made wholesome salads and succulent English strawberries.

Montpellier Wine Bar

http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk


22 June

Midsummer Barn Dance

Celebrate midsummer at Cheltenham Town Hall with a good ol’ Barn Dance and tunes provided by Mawkin. Great fun for the entire family. 8pm. Tickets £9.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


17 June

Father's Day

Give dad a break from the lawn mowing and DIY by treating him to a meal at the Wine Bar with the entire family on Father’s Day. In addition to our tremendous a la carte menu, we will also offer our famous Sunday Roast lunch with all the trimmings, but make sure that you leave room for pudding as well. To make the day extra special, we’ll give dad a pint of our magnificent Montpellier Ale on arrival, when dining with us, so to avoid disappointment, book your table now!

Montpellier Wine Bar

http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk


16 June

Jubilate Chamber Choir Presents Midsummer Serenade

Join us as Jubilate celebrates the summer season and the Queen’s Diamond jubilee with a selection of music, sacred and secular, including Mozart and Bruckner, songs from the musical stage, folk songs arranged by John Rutter and spirituals set by Jubilate’s music director, Ian Higginson. Tickets £8.00, £7.00 (Senior citizens), £5.00 (under 21s) available in advance from Musical Instruments, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham (Tel: 01242 517635) or at the door.

St Mary's Parish Church, Charlton Kings

http://www.jubilatechamberchoir.org.uk
Tel: 01242 517635


15-17 June

The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival will be held in the Montpellier Gardens and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Listed by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Food Festivals in the UK, the event has become hugely popular and this year will feature Celebrity Master Chef 2011 Winner Phil Vickery, live entertainment, free wine talks and children’s entertainment.

Montpellier Gardens

http://www.garden-events.com


14 June

Croatian Wine Dinner

In conjunction with Pacta Connect, importers of wines from this upcoming and exciting country, we would like to introduce you to a wide selection of wines with strong personalities that are waiting to be discovered. Join us in this voyage of Adriatic culture with astonishing and unexpected wines accompanied by typical cuisine. Wines are matched with a six course menu created by our Head Chef Paul Mottram. Cost: £75 per person.

Hotel Du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com
Tel: 01242 588 450


13-16 June

The Glass Menagerie

Written by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie is set in St Louis, Missouri during the depression era of the 1930s. The play focuses on the struggles and gradual disintegration of the Wingfield family, told through the recollections and memories of Tom Wingfield.
Cost: £10 - £25 plus booking fee.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


5-9 June

The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard’s award-winning classic play examines the complexity of love and infidelity.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


31 May

Stewart Francis - Outstanding in his field

Stewart Francis is gracing the stage at Cheltenham Town Hall. The star
of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show! 7.30pm. Cost £17.50

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


26-27 May

Cheltenham Boules Tournament

Cheltenham Boules Tournament in Aid of Help for Heroes. There will be two tournaments, one on Saturday each with 32 teams competing on Pittville
Pumproom Lawns and tennis courts with a chance to win personalised trophies. The event will include live music, Pimms and Battledown Brewery ale Marquee, food and clothing stalls, a gourmet barbecue and much
more. From 9.30am. Contact: Jon Wilson at info@bombilloevents.co.uk or
you can download a registration form at www.bombilloevents.co.uk/boules2012

http://www.bombilloevents.co.uk/boules2012


26 May

Cheltenham Concert Series

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The charismatic American conductor
Andrew Litton and the much-respected CBSO bring the 2011-2012 Cheltenham Concert Series to a rousing finale in this concert of twentieth century music. Alongside one of Ravel’s most enchanting works and Walton’s brilliantly inventive First Symphony, rising French pianist Lise de la Salle performs Prokofiev’s strikingly original First Piano Concerto. 7.30pm. Cost £10.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


25-27 May

The Gruffalo - Live on Stage

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


23 May

Howlers at the Hall

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club with Jimmy McGhie and more at
Cheltenham Town Hall. Cost: £12 (£8 Students). 8.30pm.
Contact: www.howlerscomedyclub.com for details.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


21-26 May

Equus

Peter Shaffer’s award-winning psychological thriller explores the complex
relationships between worship, myth and sexuality. Based on a true story, Equus contains strong language, sexual themes and nudity.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


20 May

Zumbathon

Join Ally’s Zumba fun-filled charity Zumbathon in aid of Sue Ryder & Winstons Wish, 2 amazing organisations. Easy to follow, fun and funky Zumba Fitness routines guaranteed to get the heart rate up and get results. Don’t panic! 3 hours seems a long time to dance but you are invited to go at your own pace and there will be some rest tracks plus breaks when you need them. All levels are very welcome so don’t be shy, give it a try! With guest instructors, refreshments and an exciting fun twist at the end, this the charity event not to be missed!! £10 per person proceeds go to charity.

Bournside Sports Centre


20 May

To Sheila With Love - A Celebration

There will be an extraordinary event in the theatre’s history. A company of over 70 people aged from 11-60+ are coming together to perform a one-off Gala Testimonial Concert to celebrate the career of director and producer, Sheila Mander. The event includes performances from people involved in every era of her career and together they will present a show-stopping selection of her favourite music and words. But more than that, it’s a celebration of the importance of the performing arts to culture and community and recognition of the bonds that have held together generations of people who will never forget the impact one person has had on their lives; their opportunity to sing for an unsung hero.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


15 May

Successful Women in Business Lunch

From 12 noon. Starting with a networking session in the Circle, a 2 course lunch will be served in the restaurant at 1pm. The session will be hosted by successful Gloucestershire businesswomen Patricia Lustig and Barbara Stopher. Cost: £25 + VAT.


The Daffodil

http://www.thedaffodil.com


15 May

Languedoc Wine Dinner

Langudoc Wine Dinner with Stephanie Dondain from Chateau Cabezac. You will have the chance of tasting a wide range of wines including highly rated top cuvées such as “Grand Cuvée Belveze” and “Cuvée Arthur”. Wines are matched with a menu created by our Head Chef Paul Motram. 7 pm
Contact: events.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com or 01242 588 450.

Hotel du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com


15-19 May

Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories with the Vile Victorians and the Terrible Tudors. The hit TV series based on the popular books by Terry Deary is adapted for the stage in two brilliant shows. Historical events and figures come to life with hilarious consequences. This is live theatre and history at its rip-roaring best.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


13 May

Cheltenham Croquet Club Open Day

Cheltenham Croquet Club are inviting the public to come and have a go at this intriguing sport. Contact patseabright@yahoo.com


Cheltenham Croquet Club

Tel: 01242 512933


13 May

Food and Farming Festival

A great day out for all the family, from 10.30am, there will be a Children’s Corner with face painting, tractor displays and the Wildlife Walk. Parents will be able to watch cooking demonstrations from Rob Rees and his willing assistant (just for the day), Adam Henson. All proceeds
from the Raffle will go to The Wiggly Worm, a charity that exists to improve health and well-being amongst the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Cotswold Farm Park

http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk


9-20 May

Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts

The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is one of the largest Performing Arts festivals in the country and has taken place in the Town Hall since 1926. A day ticket allows the audience to see adjudicated performances for all age groups in Dance, Music and Speech and Drama. Cost £3.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk


8-12 May

Funny Peculiar

Award-winning comedy about the ups and downs of married life, containing strong language, semi nudity and adult humour.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: Box Office 01242 572573


31 March

Unique charity auction

Cheltenham man Edward Rose is in training to run the 2012 Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the mental health charity ‘Mind’. Local and national businesses both small and large have come together in support of this cause by offering auction lots for people to bid on. Edward is hoping to raise as much money as possible for Mind in support of their work helping people who suffer from mental illness. The evening is an open invitation for everyone to attend. “Mind is a charity that does exceptional work. This auction really does have something for everyone and you could be walking away with the experience of a lifetime while supporting a worthwhile cause,” says Edward. Starts 8pm.


The Exmouth Arms

http://www.justgiving.com/Edward-Rose0
Tel: 07961 483444


31 March

Gloucestershire Police Male Choir

Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir will be performing a varied programme of popular, traditional and classical pieces in aid of the Pittville Gates Restoration Fund. 7.30pm. £7.50; free for child, one child per adult.

St Matthew’s Church

Tel: 01242 235 173


30 March

Cruse Fundraiser Concert

Cruse Bereavement Care invite you to an evening of celebration and song at the beautiful Chapel at Cheltenham College. This will feature the fantastic Blue Moon Harmony Choir with a varied repertoire of modern and upbeat music. Cost: £8 single, £15 per couple. 7.30pm.

Cheltenham College Chapel

Tel: 01242 252518 or 01242 246416


30 March - 3 April

Michael Paul Exhibition

Sideways Glances is a collection of around 35 oil paintings many depicting small groups of people in urban settings such as Cheltenham, London, Paris etc. 10am and 5pm. Cost: Free of charge.

The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens

http://www.gardensgallery.co.uk


29 March

Hennessey Cognac and Dessert Evening

Hennessey Cognac and Dessert Evening featuring the exclusive Hennessey Paradis Imperial. The evening at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham has been designed for both enthusiasts and budding distilled spirits aficionados, join us for an evening of history, distillation, mixology and of course the all-important tastings. Four different fine Champagne Hennessey Cognacs will be paired with desserts. The evening will culminate with a tasting of the exclusive Paradis Imperial.
Cost: £60 per guest. 8pm. Contact Events.Cheltenham@HotelDuVin.com

Hotel Du Vin

Tel: 01242 588 450


29 March

Cheltenham Social Media Club

Where online meets offline. Music from Ags Connolly and Emily Davis. 6pm-8pm.

Pepper Crescent

http://www.wearesocialclub.co.uk


28 March - 1 April

Cinderella on Ice

Internationally acclaimed Russian Ice Stars are delivering a truly magical production of the well loved fairytale, Cinderella this March. This Theatre On Ice production is a must for all family. The high-speed combination of extraordinary skating and breath-taking aerial feats, beautifully staged, will leave you mesmerised.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


28 March

Fashion Show

Sale in aid of H.E.A.L Romania. Cost: Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on door. 7pm.

Sacred Hearts Church Hall, Charlton Kings

Tel: Contact Megan on 01242 211412


27 March

Doug Allan’s UK speaking tour 2012

Multi-award winning wildlife photographer, cameraman, explorer and two-time winner of the Polar Medal Doug Allan embarks on his ‘talky tour’ across the UK. Doug will be hosting an evening of enthralling personal recollections from his travels around the world as one of the world’s leading wildlife cameramen. From being dragged under water by a hungry walrus to being poked by a polar bear in his sleep, Doug never fails to entertain with his exciting stories, Scottish charm and warm sense of humour. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15

Pittville Pump Room

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


27 March

Growing Gloucestershire Conference

Seminars from local experts will cover various topics from insights into public procurement, how to win contracts from large organisations, raising finance and keeping your employees motivated at a time when bonuses are being reduced and pension provisions are being revised. The latest social media applications, employment law, pensions auto-enrolment and sustainability seminars will provide information for your business to adjust to the changing landscape and how to achieve success through non financial endeavours by building strong relationships to ensure that people come first. 8.30am – 4.30pm

University of Gloucestershire, The Park

http://www.growinggloucestershireconference.co.uk


24 March

Cheltenham Town FC v Oxford United

Cheltenham Town Football Club

http://www.ctfc.com


22-24 March

That’ll be the Day

One of the UK’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll shows returns to the stage with an all new line up, classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as new comedy routines!

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


20 March

Jimeoin - Lovely!

Information: A fantastic night courtesy of a world class stand-up comedian. Join Irish/Australian Jimeoin as he present his amazing new show for one night only. £14.50. 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20 March

A Dinner with Sophie Cranston

An exclusive chance to meet designer Sophie Cranston, creator of top fashion label Libelula. Enjoy a Champagne reception with canapés, a three course dinner with coffee and petit fours followed by a talk about Sophie’s experiences in the British Fashion Industry. From 7pm-10pm. Tickets £55pp, including luxury goody bag.

The Montpellier Chapter

http://www.themontpellierchapterhotel.com


19-21 March

Madama Butterfly and La Boheme (Puccini)

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant - with tragic results. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


18 March

Country House Mother’s Day Lunch

A special Mother’s Day menu created especially for the occasion 3 course lunch in The Beaufort Dining Room, complete with Tudor fireplaces, stained glass Oriel windows and original oak panelling or in the relaxed atmosphere of The Brasserie, for a casual and informal lunch. £35 per person and £17.50 per child (up to the age of 12).

Ellenborough Park

http://www.ellenboroughpark.com


18 March

Mothering Sunday

Show your appreciation for everything she does for you by making a fuss of your mum this Mothering Sunday. Treat her to a meal at the wine bar and we’ll give her a complimentary glass of fizz.

Montpellier Wine Bar

http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk


17 March

Cheltenham Town FC v Gillingham

Kick off 3pm.

http://www.ctfc.com


17 March

St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate this special day with a pint of the black stuff and indulge in one of our delicious Guinness menu specials that will be available all day. We will also be showing the last three RBS 6 Nations games on our big screen, so why not make a day of it?

Montpellier Wine Bar

http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk


17 March

Jubilate Chamber Choir

Jubilate Chamber Choir sings J.S. Bach - Mass in B Minor. The mass is widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music containing a variety of choral styles with the choir singing in up to 8 parts at times. Jubilate is delighted to welcome Emma Kirkby as one of the soprano soloists to perform an intimate version of this choral masterpiece. Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has kindly agreed to sponsor the concert. From £10. 7.30pm.

St Mary’s Parish Church

Tel: Contact Musical Instruments 01242 517635


13-16 March

The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

The biggest four days in the Cotswolds Calendar, featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk


13-16 March

Brunch at Monty’s Brasserie

During the March Races, Monty’s will be open for brunch from 10.30am. A selection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients; eggs Benedict £10.50, Sirloin Steak £12.50, Poached Haddock £10.50 and of course a delicious full English breakfast £12.50 will be on offer. Chilled Champagne, local ale and Guiness will all be available.

Monty’s Brasserie

http://www.montysbraz.co.uk


13-16 March

Dent fine Art Showcase

Brothers David and Adrian Dent, who specialise in painting the equine and particularly racing subject professionally, will be exhibiting their work during the Cheltenham festival in March. They will be showing new original work plus a good selection of their popular limited editions old and new.

http://www.dentfineart.com


13-16 March

The Festival at Montpellier Wine Bar

Start your day with our freshly cooked champagne breakfast before heading out for a day at the races. For those of you not attending the races, come to us for a quiet lunch and watch the races on our big screen. If you fancy a flutter, the bookmaker is only a 2 minute walk away! End an exhilarating day of racing with celebratory drinks and dinner here at the wine bar.

Montpellier Wine Bar

http://www.montpellierwinebar.co.uk


12-17 March

Dreamboats and Petticoats

A classic for all the family, including some great sing-a-long tunes! In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue!

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


10 March

Cheltenham Concert Series - The Hallé

The Cheltenham Town Hall welcomes Britain’s longest-established professional symphony orchestra and their exceptional assistant conductor Andrew Gourlay. He is joined by the extraordinarily gifted Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky for Rachmaninov’s romantic and popular Second Piano Concerto. 7.30pm. Cost: From £10

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


8 March

Digitalks Cheltenham

8pm-10pm at D’Fly. Meet and learn from the digital world

http://www.digitalks.co.uk


6 March

The King and I

The classic story of the British governess brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children is told using one of the most beautiful scores ever written with sweeping melodies such as The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting to Know You. Runs until March 10.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


5 March

The Tim Vine Chat Show

A total sell out at the Edinburgh Festival 2011, this is a show that you should not miss! Tim Vine chats to guests plucked from the audience. It could be Martin who runs a rug shop or Lydia, a part time librarian. Who knows what’s in store! As Tim always says: “everybody has a story”. Cost: £17

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


29 February

Russell Kane - Manscaping

The Town Hall plays host to man of the moment Russell Kane. In his new show he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. Tickets £17.50.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


27 February - 3 March

Yes Prime Minister

Graham Seed (The Archers) and Michael Simkins (Trial and Retribution) star in the stage adaptation of this classic BBC TV sitcom. Tickets: £10-£25 plus booking fee.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


26 February

Antique and cultural cruises

Join antiques expert Jonty Hearnden and Miles Morgan Travel at the Cheltenham Racecourse to find out more about the exciting cruises throughout 2012. Call for your free tickets.

Cheltenham Racecourse

Tel: 01242 808549


25 February

Cheltenham Town Football Club V Burton

Kick off 3pm.

Cheltenham Town Football Club

http://www.ctfc.com


24 February

Cheltenham Concert Series

Julian Lloyd Webber comes to Cheltenham to play the last of the great cello concertos to feature in this season’s programme. This concert is completed with Tchaikovsky’s homage to the serenades of Mozart, along with Mozart’s final symphony. Tickets from £10. Starts 7.30pm.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


22 February

Introduction to Wine Tasting

If you’re a complete wine novice and would love to find out more join Hotel du Vin in their Introduction to wine tasting. Learn the basics about wine production, understand the differing labels and of course taste six wines in a relaxed and informal setting with Head Sommelier Roberto Zanca. Tickets: £15 per person. Starts 6pm.

Hotel du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com
Tel: 01242 588 450


19 February

Laura Leigh Charity Run

Tom Griffith, an apprentice at Laura Leigh Hairdressing in Cheltenham is organising a 3 mile run and raffle for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, and aiming to raise £1,000. Tom was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer in April 2011 and received treatment in Birmingham Orthopaedic Hospital. The ward Tom was on is funded by The Teenage Cancer Trust charity, he was amazed by how much they provided the patients with, game consoles, snooker tables, TVs, personal DVD players and that’s just to name a few! Most importantly a huge amount of support was given to Tom and his family. Tom wants to give something back to this fantastic charity so he and the Laura Leigh girls will be doing a three mile sponsored and are also organizing a raffle with fabulous prizes, raffle tickets are available from Laura Leigh Hairdressing for £5.

Cheltenham

http://www.lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


19 February

Sunday Afternoon Wrestling

Great fun for the entire family. The top American wrestling stars are back in Cheltenham to face the ‘Best Of British’. Let the kids enjoy action as seen on TV in this two hour event that is the best value ticket in town. Tickets: £15 (£10 Children); Star Buy Family Ticket 2 Adults & 2 Children Only £45.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


18 February

Mercury

Don’t miss out on this fantastic tribute to the genius of Freddie Mercury and Queen. A dynamic stage show that fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man. Joseph Lee Jackson steals the show as Freddie Mercury, but Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May is one to watch. Tickets: £15 (£14 Concessions). 7.30pm

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


18 February

Mega Roller Disco

Join the fun at the first Mega Roller Disco Cheltenham event, with awesome tunes to suit every taste. There will be three different sessions: one for kids and families, one for teens and one for adults. Kids session: 3pm - 4.30pm (age guide 5-13) tickets £7; Teen Session: 5.30pm - 7.00pm (age guide 12-17) tickets £7; Adult Session: 8.00pm - 10.00pm (ages 18+) tickets £9. Please note: price includes skate hire and you should arrive 30-45 minutes before your session starts.

Leisure@Cheltenham

http://www.megarollerdisco.com


17 February

The Circus of Horrors

The Circus Of Horrors – The Ventriloquist
Britain’s Got Talent favourite ‘Circus of Horrors’ are back with this fantastic new show. The new sensation will take you on a whirlwind journey though Berlin in the Roaring Twenties, a decadent decade that saw the birth of the Cabaret. New blood was needed in one venue and it was found when Dr Haze rolled into town with his Vampire Vaudeville show, featuring hair-hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, sword swallowers and its latest new star The Ventriloquist. Contains adult material. 7.30pm. Tickets: £23, £19 (£20, £16 Concessions).

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


17 February

Cocktail making class

Whether you like your martinis shaken or stirred, this is a great opportunity to learn how to shake a cocktail like Tom Cruise!

All Bar One

http://www.growglos.org


13-18 February

Avenue Q

A Tony award winning show is coming to Cheltenham! This fantastic musical is full of fun and features the adventure of lovably hopeless characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life. Tickets £24-£32 plus booking fee.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12 February

Austrian Wine Dinner

Austrian Wine Dinner with Schloss Gobelsburg at Hotel du Vin.
Join Hotel du Vin in a discovery voyage of Austrian culture. Welcome drinks and canapés are served at 7pm followed by a four course dinner expertly paired with Schloss Gobelsburg wine. Tickets £75 per person.

Hotel du Vin

http://www.hotelduvin.com
Tel: 01242 588 450


11 February

Winston's Wish Firewalk Challenge

The heat is on... will you be a red hot hero? Walk over hot coals for Winston’s Wish on at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex and prove you’re a red hot hero. Places are limited, so hot foot it and register today!

Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/firewalk
Tel: 01242 515157


10 - 12 February

Cheltenham Folk Festival

Get yourself into the festival mood with the 16th Cheltenham Folk Festival. Featuring headliners Dervish, Brass Monkey and the first festival performance for the new Albion Band line up, alongside appearances from Melrose Quartet, Sciorr: Staged, Crucible Trio, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Maggie Boyle and many more. Plus dancing, children’s events, workshops, good food and lots of real ale! Day and individual concert tickets also available. www.cheltenhamfolkfestival.co.uk

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


7-11 February

Top Girls

Top no-nonsense businesswoman Marlene is hosting a dinner party to celebrate her promotion. Her guests are all powerful women from myth and history, sure to make for an extraordinary and interesting gathering. One not to miss! Tickets £10-£25 plus booking fee.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


27-29 August

COTSWOLD CRAFT MARKET

Cotswold Craft Markets return for their fourth and fifth visits to the Brewery and as ever will no doubt be a popular edition to the centre over the two weekends they will be attending during the summer holidays. If you are looking for a special and unique gift then it is well worth a visit. Most stall holders don't have a shop front, which means your purchases are bound to be unique, exclusive and rather exceptional!

The Brewery

http://www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 01242 574 378


27 August

THE COTSWOLD VINTAGE FAIR

An eclectic gathering of stallholders come together for this unique event with one theme in common ~ they all love something vintage. This delightful fair is set in glorious Cotswolds countryside, in a newly built village hall with stunning views. At the fair you will find a wonderful selection of original vintage goods including; home-wares, haberdashery, textiles, linens, furniture, jewellery, fashion & china. Sitting happily alongside is an array of unique handmade designs inspired by all that is vintage.
A pop up vintage tea room will be open all day ~ serving home-made cupcakes and other scrumptious bakes. Open 10.00 to 4.00, £1 entry and free parking.

Village Hall, Toddington

Tel: 07879 290443


26-29 August

GREENBELT FESTIVAL

With music from Billy Bragg, Mavis Staples, Idlewild, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, the Unthanks, and Kate Rusby, dazzling aerial theatre with Ockham’s Razor, talks from Apple’s Erik Lammerding, HIV campaigner Margaret Sentamu, Christian Aid’s Loretta Minghella, and incisive comedy from Mark Thomas and Jo Enright this year’s Greenbelt will amaze and inspire. Join 20,000 festival goers to celebrate life, to meet new people and to learn new ways to make your corner of the earth a little brighter...
Reduced price tickets for people living in GL50, GL51, GL52 and GL53 (available from the Town Hall with proof of ID required.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.greenbelt.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


26-29 August

TREEFEST

A new format for 2011 will see a focus on family fun, with an exciting line-up of events, music, food, workshops and crafts; all chosen to highlight and celebrate the many roles trees play in our lives during this, the International Year of Forests. The event will include traditional elements of the signature summer event. Family activities, wood carving, woodcraft demonstrations and sales will remain a highlight amongst the new attractions.

Westonbirt Arboretum

http://www.forestry.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 367 3787


25 August

JO JINGLES MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

The Brewery will be playing host to Jo Jingles Musical Fun workshops throughout the day, with all ages - but particularly the youngsters (2+) being welcome.
The workshops include action songs, songs with props, instrument playing, bubbles, dancing and a parachute with flying sheep! There will be four sessions lasting 40 minutes long on the hour from 12pm. Plus for the older kids (from 5+ to teens and even grown-ups if they’re brave enough!) there’s another chance to scale the climbing wall – free for Brewery customers (on production of a receipt) or £2 to our charity Make-A-Wish Foundation from 12-4pm.

The Brewery

http://www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 01242 574 378


25 August

WE ARE THE OCEAN

We Are The Ocean formed in 2007. At the tender ages of 18 Dan Brown and Liam Cromby joined Jack Spence, Tom Wittaker and 15 year old guitar hero Alfie Scully. In these four years the band have released an EP (which sold 2,000 copies in one day) and two full length albums; toured with Funeral For A Friend, You Me At Six, Thrice, Fightstar, The Used and Underoath and played Download Festival. And their guitarist is still only 19 years old!

Gloucester Guild Hall

http://www.gloucester.gov.uk
Tel: 01452 503 050


22-27 August

SUMMER SCHOOL

Join The PlayHouse for Theatre Studio’s Summer School where once again they will be having a fun-packed week learning various skills encompassing, acting, singing, drama, movement and dance, stage fighting, culminating in a stage performance at the end of the week.
There are five courses open to students from 4 years to 18 years and also a Technical Course for students, from the ages of 10 to 18 with a flare for design, lighting and set construction. This is the only course offered in Gloucestershire whereby students can professionally learn the complex and exciting life that goes on “behind the scenes’.
So if you are interested in Acting, Musical Theatre or Technical backstage work get in touch.

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org.uk
Tel: 01242 522 852


Current-21 August

MICHAEL PORTER: THE GLANCE AND THE GAZE

This exhibition focuses on two series of works. One of paintings that deal with images found close to the seashore, for example, groups of stones that have been washed over by the tide combined with objects found in these places, seaweed, shells etc. The other is paintings of images of the coastal path, looking away from the sea, inland towards the overgrown landscape and concentrating on the local flora and fauna. Although these two different locations are relatively close the experience of the place is strikingly different.
There is no horizon line in these paintings although they are definitely within the landscape tradition - we look down towards the ground beneath our feet, we plant ourselves in the paintings like planting our feet on the ground. The particular feature that unites these two series is their attention to detail, which is not to say they are painted with photographic precision but with our ability to pick out odd pieces of ephemera within the surface of the painting, as indeed one does when walking through and over the landscape.

Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk
Tel: 01452 731 422


13 August

MUCH TO DO ABOUT NOTHING

Outdoor theatre presented by Rain or Shine Theatre Company.
Rain or Shine Theatre Company return once again to the grounds of the lido.
Hero loves Claudio, and he loves her... but will it all end happily? Beatrice loathes Benedick, and he loathes her... or do they? Don John hates everyone and plots much mischief, and Don Pedro and Leonato desire joy for all. Who will succeed in their plans and who will fail?
Welcome to the world of Shakespeare’s comic classic - Much Ado About Nothing - where many things are not what they seem and the truth appears only after much trial and tribulation. Rain or Shine Theatre Company invites you to eavesdrop on a comedy about eavesdropping; and to relax and enjoy a tale that involves love, jealousy, revenge, silliness and acerbic wit!
Tickets available from the Everyman Theatre box office

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12 August

GUNS 2 ROSES

Since the split of UK Guns N Roses last September the new GNR tribute consisting of members from UK Guns N Roses and Guns 2 Roses has risen from the ashes. Over the last 9 years these 2 bands took the UK and Europe by storm as two of the biggest & most authentic tributes to Guns n Roses.
Guns 2 Roses have performed to thousands the world over and even on a live stage with members of the original and current lineup of Guns N Roses. This also led to them being invited on tour as guests of Guns N Roses on three occasions in 2006 and 2010 and countless appearances on TV and in newspapers and magazines.
Guns 2 Roses play all the hits and then some from all the albums including Welcome to the Jungle, November Rain, Paradise City, Sweet Child of Mine and many more!

Gloucester Guild Hall

http://www.gloucester.gov.uk
Tel: 01452 503 050


11 August

MINI FUNFAIR

All the fun of the fair comes to the Brewery with free rides and fun for young children. Take a ride on the traditional favourite chair-o-planes, pretend you're Captain Jack Sparrow on board the inflatable giant galleon ship or try out your best gymnastic skills on the Play Farm’s very own bouncy castle.
Look out for Paddy Pig and Casper Cow from the Play Farm throughout the day. Plus candy floss and popcorn on sale to get you into the spirit of the fun fair. All donations for the rides will go to the Brewery’s charity Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition, friendly miniature ponies from Phoenix Children’s Foundation will also be in attendance to greet children too, collecting funds to provide disabled children with vital equipment and therapeutic activities.

The Brewery

http://www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 01242 574 378


8-12 August

THE CHELTENHAM ROCK SCHOOL

Young musicians will be treated once more to a week of workshops, seminars and lectures designed to hone their raw musicals talents. From rock and pop to funk, jazz and hip hop; all aspects of musicianship will be developed including performance, running a band, promotion and production. The school is lead by a tutor team of professional musicians and industry specialists, including Peter Gill, Paul Arthurs, Bex Arthurs, Paul Newman, Graeme Budd and Dom Franks. Now entering its fifth year, The Cheltenham Rock School is going from strength to strength. Numbers are strictly limited for the week, so get applications in early.

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


7 August

PAWS IN THE PARK 2011

This year’s celebrity judge is Debbie Connolly, from BBC’s Dog Borstal. Debbie will be judging the novelty dog classes, these including, some new classes for Most Handsome Dog and Prettiest bitch. Some of the popular ones will also be returning such as Golden Oldies, Most Appealing Eyes and Waggiest Tail. Other things to see and do include display and husky rides by Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventure team, have a go agility, flyball, canicross, the Kennel Club’s Good Citizenship Dog Tests, dog scurry and low-cost microchipping. It’s going to be a busy fun packed day all! In addition there will be stands promoting animal charities, pet service and stores, as well as face painting, bouncy castles and food and drink. If you are a dog lover, you’ll love Paws 2011
Car parking at £1 per car is available on site and the proceeds are going to Cheltenham Animal Shelter.

Burrows Playing Field Leckhampton

http://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/pawsinthepark
Tel: 01242 250 019


6-7 August

MEDIEVAL WEEKEND

This will be the third annual Medieval Weekend at the Farm Park. Dick Whittington lived in medieval England between 1350 and 1423. To get an insight into this period of history, visit the farm park. Highlights of the weekend will include dressing the knight, archery, Squire training, crime and punishment with trial of a felon, mini knights tourney and Medieval Doctor’s surgery. The Living History Camp will be open all day and the ‘Have a Go’ Archery will be manned all day with all performers willing and happy to talk to anyone about anything medieval. You could even try some medieval cuisine from the camp fire pot!

Longhope, Gloucester

http://www.dickwittington.org
Tel: 01452 831 000


6-7 August

VINTAGE SPORTS

The gem in the crown of summer Vintage Sports-Car Club events, 250 Pre-war sports and racing cars will be in action over the weekend at the historic hill climb venue in Gloucestershire. The ultimate VSCC weekend; there is no other event that sums up the ethos of The Vintage Sports-Car Club because of the relaxed atmosphere, superb cars, hard competition, great company and a superb location. If you are a potential spectator and have never attended the event before you will simply relish the relaxed ‘garden party atmosphere’ that this event enjoys. This idyllic spot in Gloucestershire is steeped in nostalgia and it particularly comes alive on the first weekend in August. Vintage car enthusiast flock in their thousands to enjoy watching a splendid selection of Pre-war machinery tackle the hill, from cycle cars to ERA racing cars, a ‘Vintage Car’ enthusiast would be hard pressed not to find something of interest on the track.
Off track the Vintage car park in the ‘Orchard’ throws up hidden gems year after year, this is a stunning location where members enjoy their picnics and entertain friends in idyllic surroundings. Prescott enjoys a popular selection of trade stands, and of the Bugatti Trust Museum is open all weekend (entry is subject to a small voluntary contribution) to add some extra interest. There are lots of super places to enjoy the action on the hill, from the popular ‘Orchard’ corner at the Sponsors Area or you can walk further up the hill and view at many safe locations.
The field of 250 cars is in action all weekend. Split into 16 Classes you will see a wide representation of the Pre-war era from the amenable Austin 7s to fierce Single Seater ERAs and ‘Vintage Specials’. There are over 50 Pre-war marques entered for the competition.

Prescott Hill, Gotherington

http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com


5-7 August

GLOUCESTERSHIRE STEAM AND VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA

The Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza is one of the biggest events of its kind in the South West. As the name suggests it is far more than a Vintage Rally. This is an 'Extravaganza' of all things nostalgic and precious to a British way of life. Steam Engines, Rural Crafts, Aircraft, Trade Stands, Animals & Rare Breeds, The wonderful Traditional Fun Fair and Vintage Transport and Machinery of every size, type and description you can think of combine perfectly to make this many different shows rolled into one! The list of attractions and exhibits runs into the thousands. Couple this with non-stop arena entertainment, working demonstrations, countless static displays, copious amounts of Trade Stands, Refreshments, Bars and not forgetting the now legendary Steam there is plenty of opportunity for interaction to make this a memorable and fascinating day out for young and old alike.

South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester

http://www.steamextravaganza.com


2 August

CHELTENHAM GUITAR FESTIVAL

Andy McKee is a guitar phenomenon: his astonishing ability and creativity produces guitar sounds which amaze audiences all over the world. A true child of our time, his music spread through cyberspace with lightning speed: his performances on YouTube are among the most tours relentlessly, delighting audiences around the globe in some 200 concerts a year. This is a rare visit to the UK – if you love the guitar, you can’t afford to miss it! Support from Rodney Branigan.

Pittville Pump Rooms

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


1 August

FASTER

An ex-convict seeks revenge for his brother's death in this action-packed revenge thriller starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Ten years ago, Driver (Johnson) was part of a bank heist gone horribly awry. In the chaos of the botched robbery, his brother wound up dead. Now Driver is a free man, and he's determined to punish the men who killed his late sibling. But settling the score won't be easy, because despite being just a few days shy of retirement, a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) isn't about to let a massacre take place on his watch.


30-31 July

COTSWOLD CRAFT MARKET

Cotswold Craft Markets return for their fourth and fifth visits to the Brewery and as ever will no doubt be a popular edition to the centre over the two weekends they will be attending during the summer holidays. If you are looking for a special and unique gift then it is well worth a visit. Most stall holders don't have a shop front, which means your purchases are bound to be unique, exclusive and rather exceptional!


The Brewery

http://www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 01242 574 378


22-24 July

GLOUCESTER QUAYS FOOD FESTIVAL

Gloucester Quays Food Festival features top chefs, food and drink master classes and high quality food producers in the spectacular setting of Gloucester Quays and Historic Docks.
Fancy a glass of chilled chablis, a crunchy summer salad or some home-produced barbecued sausages? Then this is the place to come and try a range of specialist food and drink from small individual producers. Discover food and drink you won’t find on the high street. Stock up on fine food goodies ideal for alfresco entertaining – or buy regional cheeses, pickles and wines.
The Food Festival is free to enter and for a small extra charge you can see Gino D'Acampo and James Martin in action in the Aga Rangemaster Cookery Theatre.

Gloucester Quays

http://www.goucesterquaysfoodfestival.co.uk


29 June-10 July

CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

The programme features top-notch performers, main stage classics and cutting-edge contemporary music, alongside some unexpected treats: a series of events exploring the links between maths and music, a host of family friendly fun, and a range of exciting films and exhibitions.
Programme highlights include:
Top percussionist Evelyn Glennie performs in the world premiere of a new percussion concerto by Joseph Phibbs that celebrates cocktails from around the world – a cocktail shaker will definitely be involved!
A Cheltenham debut for Norway's prince of the keyboard Leif Ove Andsnes in a performance of Beethoven and Brahms
Singer Claire Martin and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett join together to celebrate The Irving Berlin
Songbook
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski take a break from their Glyndebourne residency to perform Wagner, Brahms and Strauss
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra introduce an all Russian programme with conductor Kirill Karabits and pianist Boris Giltburg including Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto

Various Locations

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Tel: 01242 505 444


25 June

THE WORLD’S GREATEST MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE

The Michael Jackson Experience is an explosive tribute to the undisputed King of Pop starring Nick Hayne with his live band and incredible dancers. Reminiscent and loyal to the king’s sensational world tours, the show displays a true representation of Michael Jackson in his prime - the dynamite performer and showman!
Starring the UK’s leading and most authentic Jackson tribute artist, Nick Hayne, who after 15 years of live performances is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest MJ tribute artists. The likeness in his voice and the energy and precision in his moves is simply uncanny.
The show features a host of Jackson’s greatest hits spanning his entire career, promising a fantastic evening’s entertainment for all ages to commemorate the second anniversary of his death.

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


25-26 June

MID SUMMER SPEED FEST

7th Round of the Midland Hill Climb Championships
A perfect summer treat. The estate is at its best in early summer, lush, green and just waiting for the smell of warm motor-oil in the air. Once more the competition is expected to be hot. The 11 round series runs across the three midland hill climb venues of Shelsley Walsh, Loton Park and Prescott and features a huge variety of cars from humble saloons through to F1-engined, purpose built single-seaters running within a class structure.
Special features: Celebrating 50 years of Mini Cooper, special display of Bentley Owners' Club cars and Strawberries on the lawns.
Other attractions: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ Licence Challenge, Richards Egger/HSA Speed Championship, Bugatti Owners Club and Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championship, and second round of Prescott Gold Cup

Prescott Hill, Gotherington

http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com


23 June

OPEN-AIR PERFORMANCE OF TWELFTH NIGHT

Enjoy Shakespeare as it would have been in his time, in the open-air, performed by the renowned Illyrian Theatre Company.
Following a shipwreck Viola is washed ashore in Illyria, a country where everything is illogical and delirious. To protect herself she adopts a male disguise. But what use are disguises when Lady Olivia falls madly in love with her, and she herself falls in love with Count Orsino? It could all end in tears – even if most of them are laughter.
Illyria performs the finest comedy in English on a stage exactly the same as those used by medieval touring groups.
Tickets are free and available from the Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet Customer Services desk.

Gloucester Quays

http://www.gloucesterquays.co.uk
Tel: 01452 338 933


21 June

PORRITT ON POPULATION - WHY POPULATION MATTERS SO MUCH

The multiple problems besetting the planet are likely to worsen as the 21st century moves forward. Climate Change, growing water shortage, desertification, rapid destruction of the ecosystem, energy depletion and food scarcity all have potentially profound impacts on humanity and the environment. Though varied, these challenges have a common thread: they are made worse by the ever growing numbers of humans. Should we address this basic challenge? Jonathon Porritt, patron of Population Matters, thinks we should. Do you agree?
Entrance is free but donations would be appreciated

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20 June

ROB ROUSE - THE GREAT ESCAPE

Rob has a girlfriend, just! He also has a toddler and a dog. Rob struggles to make plans, faffs a lot and generally makes bad decisions. This often makes his life very awkward. The good news for you is, the more Rob behaves like an idiot and the more scrapes he gets into, the more funny stories he has to tell you. Someone once said “Comedy is pain plus time”, so come and revel in Rob’s misfortunes. As seen on The Friday Night Project, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Grown Ups plus a regular on 5 Live’s 7 Day Sunday.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20-25 June

ROSE WEEK

Sudeley's fantastic Rose Week is back. It is spectacular to see all the gardens in full bloom and especially the Queen's Garden with the David Austin Roses and many more varieties. A sight not to be missed! The Queens Garden is a wonderful sight filled with hundreds of old fashioned and modern roses throughout the summer including David Austin Roses and the Rosa Mundi. Using only organic methods the gardeners at Sudeley have created what the Times called the 'Most Romantic' garden in the UK. During Rose Week, there will be a chance to learn more about the Castle and beautiful gardens through a talk held by either one of the gardeners or guides. Tours will usually be held twice a day.

Sudeley Castle

http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Tel: 01242 602 946


17-19 June

CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

This 3 day food and drink extravaganza in the heart of Cheltenham celebrates fine food from all over England with food producers offering visitors the chance to taste, learn, enjoy and discover. With fine wines and spirits from around the world to tantalise your palate, there is something for everyone in this Festival. Featuring Chef master classes, tasting lectures, live music and a real ale and cider bar.

Montpellier Gardens

http://www.garden-events.com


16-18 June

LADY BRACKNELL'S CONFINEMENT, HER BIG CHANCE, SLEEP WITH ME

Three comedies by Paul Doust, Alan Bennett & Steve Lambert
Lady Bracknell's Confinement - At the close of The Importance of Being Earnest, Jack believes all obstacles have been removed from his marriage to Gwendolen. Unfortunately, Lady Bracknell must reveal the greatest obstacle yet – that ‘she’ is not Gwendolen’s mother, but her father!
Her Big chance - Actress Lesley has just filmed a video in which she plays a career girl who spends a lot of time topless and shoots a man with a harpoon gun. She tells all, blind to her own self-delusions and gullibility.
Sleep With Me - When Brian asked Carol to sleep with him, she assumed he meant sex and was disappointed to learn he just wants company. Sleep With Me is a quirky tale of insomnia, past loves, a blind neighbour called Eric, Thomas Hardy and sheep!

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


14 June

GORDON SMITH - BEYOND BELIEF

Gordon Smith is widely accepted as one of the most accurate mediums in the world and his Beyond Belief tour offers the opportunity to meet the man who has captivated audiences worldwide. Renowned for his ability to give exact names of people and places rather than vague sweeping statements, Gordon is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been featured in numerous television documentaries. Observing him at work proves a fascinating journey into the metaphysical world.
Quite how he does what he does is inexplicable – but few can argue that his outstanding gift has brought comfort and healing to thousands of people worldwide.
“Amazing” Time Out
Due to recent EU legislation, it must be stated that the demonstrations during the Beyond Belief tour are for entertainment and should be judged as an experiment

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


11-12 June

GLOUCESTERSHIRE MOTORSHOW

This show is a must for everyone with a passion for cars. Celebrating the very best of motoring from vintage marques to the hottest new models this is a great day out for the whole family at Highnam Court. Celebrate the golden age of motoring with a magnificent collection of classic and vintage cars with Rolls Royces and Bentleys from the 1920s onwards, the Ferrari Club, some Bugatti Racing cars and very many more.
A joint fundraising event, all profits are being donated to The Pied Piper Appeal and Cruse Bereavement Care Gloucestershire.

Highnam Court

http://www.gloucestershiremotorshow.co.uk
Tel: 01452 521 211


7-12 June

CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival will transform Cheltenham Town Hall and Imperial gardens into the ultimate venue for discovery, debate and hands-on fun – as the usually genteel setting springs to life with thousands of people taking part in hundreds of events and activities throughout the site. The immensely popular Discover Zone returns to the main hall with demonstrations and interactive exhibitions offering inspiration for all ages. And, for the first time, the festival also welcomes an adult-only interactive space in Area 42. This will be the place to experience the very latest technology – not yet on the market and on public display for the first time here. Other brilliant new additions include hands-on action in the Lego Education Zone and the chance to get up close with the stars of BBC Science in the BBC Science Zone in an informal setting. The feast
of free events, surprising additions and family friendly entertainment ensure that the 2011 festival is a relaxed, enjoyable and inspiring way to spend the day in Cheltenham. 2011 marks the tenth Cheltenham Science Festival, and the festival gets in the party spirit with more explosive,
exciting and mind-expanding events than ever before with the festival theme of ‘X’. The theme has inspired a series of events exploring of all things X-related – from X-men to X chromosomes. The programme looks back over the past ten years as it delves into the advances in science since the first festival in 2002 – and looks ahead to the science of the future with cutting edge research and debates. From the wonders of the universe, to the science of cannabis, via the latest advances in stem cell research-Cheltenham puts some big questions under the microscope.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Tel: 0844 576 2210


3-5 June

WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2011

Save up to 25 for the Wychwood Festival 2011. The festival has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards 5 years running!
Ian Anderson will be playing Jethro Tull on our Sunday night. Known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, and spanning a career of more than 40 years, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London's famous Marquee club.
Also joining the bill on Sunday are the legendary Scrumpy and Western band The Wurzels having pulled the largest crowd of the weekend to the Avalon Stage this year, and stealing the show at a number of festivals this summer, the band will be bringing their own distinctive 'west country' stamp to a number of classic contemporary hits, as well as their own unforgettable songs.
Saturday afternoon will welcome Neville Staples. Best known for his work writing & composing, the lead singer from The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville is on a mission to entertain, captivating audiences with his stage presence and distinct voice delivering a mix of old favorites plus loads of his brand new original solo material.

Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.wychwoodfestival.co.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


21 May

FARMERS' MARKET

Kodak Lens Designer Outlet Opticians Farmers Market

Designer Outlet Opticians, Kodak Lens Vision Centre invite you to join Gloucestershire’s best local farm produce suppliers to a great day for all the family. Farmers from throughout Gloucestershire will be selling an array of local produce. On the day receive some fabulous giveaway’s and win prizes including designer sunglasses, Kodak Mini Digital Video Cameras, plus a free eye test voucher for everyone.
10am to 2pm

Taking place at Designer Outlet Opticians, Kodak Lens Vision Centre, Davy Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley GL2 2AS

Waterwells Business Park

Tel: 01452 887470


Summer Fayre

21 May

Summer Fayre

A great day with inflatable’s for the kids and a farmers market with some fabulous local produce.

Plus, we will be running a fantastic prize to win a pair of Oakley sunglasses (with up to £200), Hugo Boss Sunglasses, Guess and Gant Watches and Kodak Lens Mini Video Cameras. We will also be giving away loads of freebies on the day including free eye test vouchers.

Kodak Lens - Gloucester

Tel: 01452 887181


14 MAY

A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS

Following the sell-out success of his appearance here during last year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival, we are very pleased to welcome back Robert Lloyd Parry to perform two more of M R James’ eeriest and most entertaining ghost stories which, over a century after their first publication, still have the power to terrify and amuse.

Lost Hearts was among the first stories M R James wrote and it offers one of his most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney.

It is paired here with perhaps the author’s most poignant and personal work: A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


5-8 May

SPRING GRAND SALE

Exclusive home and garden sale set in the background of romantic Sudeley Castle. It will be in a luxurious Marquee with an adjoining restaurant. The products sold range from indoor and outdoor furniture, decorative accessories, gifts and fashion items. There is also a food Hall, stacked with lots of different food both hot and cold, sweet and savoury.

There is the free car parking close to the luxurious marquee, visiting the event couldn't be easier.
The marquee will be on falcon lawn and will still have the same quality and excellence of past years.

Sudeley Castle

http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Tel: 01242 602308


7 May

ARABELLA WEIR-THE REAL ME IS THIN

Arabella Weir is best known for her role in BBC2's The Fast Show, where she coined the phrase ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ Over the years she has carved out an enviable career in comedy and literature and also recently appeared in the West End show Calendar Girls. Her latest book, The Real Me Is Thin, is written with startling frankness and her characteristic sharp wit, and recounts her own neurotic relationship with food, from prolonged abstinence to binge eating.

From unhinged mothers and callous doctors, to mystery-meat suppers and egg custard battles; join Arabella for an informal book reading, as she recounts her hapless and hilarious tale of a life lived under the constant and ruthless reign of the chocolate biscuit.

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


3 & 5 MAY

A NIGHT OF STARS

After six successful years A Night of Stars, the long-running tribute show, makes its debut at The Playhouse with two distinctly different shows.

Tuesday’s line-up includes tributes to Andy Williams, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard and Queen, together with the three finalists of the Star for a Night competition - with the winner to be voted for by the audience!
Thursday’s line-up includes tributes to Elvis, Cher, Karen Carpenter, Mick Hucknall and the Blues Brothers, plus a special performance from Cheltenham’s own ‘Choir Factor’ pop choir.

Both nights will be supported by award-winning local dance troupe The Coady Crew, along with budding young local singer Soheila Clifford.

The shows will support local charity Brizen centre.

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


27 April-2 May

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL

Cheltenham Jazz Festival is set to celebrate the return of jazz superstar Jamie Cullum as Guest Director with a ground-breaking live broadcast of Jamie’s sold-out festival concert to more than 40 cinemas across Great Britain and Ireland.

The Cheltenham concert on Sunday 1st May will see Jamie Cullum perform an exclusive set featuring new unheard material alongside classics from his best-selling albums. The broadcast offers a unique opportunity for thousands of jazz-fans from Edinburgh to Southampton to experience the magic of one of the country’s greatest jazz festivals via live satellite at cinema screens across the country. In a festival first, Jamie will also interact with fans across the country throughout the concert via Twitter.

Various Locations

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Tel: 01242 505 444


26-30 April

PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Major-General Stanley leaves Cheltenham for a weekend at his country retreat, but his large family of daughters are a feisty lot, and sparks fly when they stray from Daddy and find themselves alone with a handsome pirate on a Cornish beach. His despicable crew, led by the Pirate King and his butler, are not far away and the local police force will soon find themselves way out of their depth as matters come to a head.
A traditional production with many new twists; this exciting staging of Gilbert & Sullivan's well-loved musical will be fun for all the family. Packed with familiar tunes, big laughs and a cast of characters including the famous Stanley Sextuplets, this show presented by the Cotswold Savoyards is guaranteed to have you laughing and humming all the way home

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


30 April

SACRED LIGHT -GUIDED TOUR

A major exhibition of stained glass, paintings, woodcut prints, stone carving and bronze sculpture by Gloucestershire-based stone carver and painter Greg Tricker.

A free guided tour of the exhibition by the artist will take place. Circle of Song Community Choir will sing in the Cathedral Nave at the start of the tour and in the Cloisters during the tour.

The exhibition will show around seventy works throughout the Cathedral. Some thirty-five are new works, including six large stained glass pieces to be hung in the Nave. The exhibition will take place in the Nave and Cloisters of the Cathedral. Larger works include Joseph of Arimathea carved from oak and a limestone sculpture of Bernadette of Lourdes.

Greg Tricker’s profound and simple style of painting is rooted in a mystical innocence of spirit, akin to the folk art tradition. His exhibition focuses on the theme of Christ’s journeys: Nativity, Ministry, Passion, Death and Resurrection and on the journeys of a gathering of saints: Mary the Mother of God, St Francis, St Clare and St Bernadette. The show will pull together some of the themes the artist has been working on for the past few years.

Greg Tricker lives and works in Gloucestershire. He has produced a number of themed books and exhibitions, notably Paintings for Anne Frank (exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral and St Clement Danes, London), The Catacombs, Francis of Assisi (exhibited at Salisbury Cathedral and Piano Nobile Gallery, London), and The Life of Kaspar Hauser.

Gloucester Cathedral

http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
Tel: 01452 528095


Current-23 April

A YEAR IN VENICE

This exhibition features acrylics on paper and canvas, drawings in pen and ink and small sculptures in wire, papier-mâché, thread and paint. All this is brought together in an exciting book that captures in images and print this stimulating body of work produced by John during his ‘Year in Venice’. The original work will be for sale, both paintings and sculpture, and there will be a small number of reproductions from the artist drawing books, individually signed by him. There will be approximately 40 sculptures and 90 paintings, some of which are multiples.

Martins Gallery

http://www.martinsgallery.co.uk
Tel: 01242 526 044


21-23 April

FOOTLOOSE

Life in Bomont is peaceful until city boy, Ren, arrives in town. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.

Based on the hit movie, Footloose explodes onto the stage filled with classic 80s anthems including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, and of course, the title track, Footloose. Take the whole family and get ready to cut loose this Easter with Theatre Studio!

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


20 April

ANDY PARSONS

Andy Parsons once found some underpants in a jar of mayonnaise. He may talk about it. Or he may not. This is his third tour round the country. It may be his last. There's only so much of the UK a man needs to see. The more you travel the more chance there is that your mayonnaise may contain underpants. So he will be holding nothing back. Yes, this show will shave even closer and will be nothing but the whole truth, slightly embellished.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


16 April

ROCKIN’ BERRIES

The Rockin’ Berries burst onto the British Beat Boom scene in the mid sixties with hit records like He’s in Town and Poor Man’s Son and made appearances on prestigious shows like Sunday Night at the London Palladium and the Royal Command Performance. Starring two of the original Berries, Geoff Turton and Chuck Botfield, the band have now been joined by the former Move and Wizzard bassman and an ex-Racey drummer. There are a few stories to be remembered, a few anecdotes to be told and a whole lotta music to be played. Don’t miss this nostalgic trip back to the sixties and seventies!

Bacon Theatre

http://www.therockinberries.supanet.com
Tel: 01242 258 002


16 April

THE MISSY MALONE AND FRIENDS BURLESQUE REVIEW

Cheltenham’s resident burlesque queen, Missy Malone, and her band of glamorous friends are extremely pleased to be bringing their hugely successful sell out show to The Playhouse!

Presenting the very best in Burlesque from across the globe, this show incorporates vintage style glamour, comedy and music for a spectacular night out. The breathtaking costumes and award winning routines will leave you as bedazzled as the crystal covered corsets you see on stage! Performers include Desmond O’Connor, Leyla Rose, Cherry Shakewell, Millie Dollar and other special guests. Each show will contain different performances from the cast, as no show is ever the same.

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


15 April

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

ABBA fans can experience the fantastic No 1 concert show Thank You For The Music live at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Spoiling fans even further, in addition to an authentic live tribute to ABBA, Thank You For The Music also features show stealers Bee Gees Magic, all performing live.
Now in their fabulous 18th year, the superb, all-star cast have entertained the nation for longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s.

Celebrating ABBA's 40th anniversary with a national tour of Thank You For The Music, the UK's favourite live spectacular touring show will perform ABBA hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and Super Trouper, as well as the BEE GEEs number one hits Staying Alive, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love.

The Centaur, Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 579 3003


15 April

IAN McCULLOCH (ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN)

Following Echo and the Bunnymen’s sell-out show at Gloucester Guildhall in December, front man Ian McCulloch returns with an exclusive warm-up show ahead of his one-off solo performance at the Union Chapel, London.

Echo & the Bunnymen's dark, swirling fusion of gloomy post-punk and Doors-inspired psychedelia brought the group a handful of British hits in the early '80s, including the infamous Killing Moon and The Cutter, whilst attracting a cult following in the United States. The self-titled album Echo & the Bunnymen released in 1987 became their biggest American hit, and was a success in England as well, reaching number four.
This intimate solo performance will see McCulloch perform solo tracks, stripped-down Bunnymen classics and a few of his favourite cover versions.

Gloucester Guildhall

http://www.gloucester.gov.uk
Tel: 01452 503050


13 April

CINDERELLA

Vienna Festival Ballet combine exquisite choreography, supple dancers, sparkling costumes and a specially commissioned score incorporating music by Rossini, to recreate the magical fantasy world of Cinderella. This full-length ballet is packed with the familiar fairytale ingredients: A downtrodden young girl, two comical ugly step-sisters, a fairy godmother, a handsome young prince and a lost glass slipper. Audiences of all ages will be delighted by this classical take on a traditional tale of love, kindness and happy endings

Bacon Theatre

http://www.viennafestivalballet.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


13 April

HOWLERS AT THE HALL

Headlining this evening is Andrew Lawrence. Andrew’s live performances have gained international recognition as he has played at all the top comedy festivals enjoying mass critical acclaim. He has twice performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and at the 2009 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has performed five consecutive all-new solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - two of which were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards - where he consistently plays to sell out audiences and receives rave reviews.

In the autumn of 2010 Andrew appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow as well as Dave’s One Night Stand and in September his self-written and performed Radio 4 series, What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else hit the airwaves.

This month’s compere is Holly Walsh. A regular on many of the most popular TV panel shows Holly is one of the best female acts on the circuit.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


9 April

JUBILATE CHAMBER CHOIR

Gloucestershire’s foremost choirs Jubilate Chamber Choir performs a concert held in memory of Philip Gunn, a long-time supporter of Jubilate. The choir, conducted by Ian Higginson, will sing Stainer’s Cruxificion, Philip Ledger’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer. The choir will be accompanied by Organist, Matthew Martin, former Assistant Master of Music, Westminster Cathedral.

Tickets: £8, £7 (senior citizens & students), children free available from Musical Instruments, 52 Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, Jubilate Chamber Choir members or on the door. There will be a retiring collection for Sue Ryder Hospice, Leckhampton.

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Charlton Kings

http://www.jubilatechamberchoir.co.uk
Tel: 01242 517635


6 April-9 April

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Performed by the English Touring Opera

La clemenza di Tito is one of Mozart's final works, and his most magnificent. Its epic story of terrorism, betrayal and forgiveness is set in blazing colours. Written for the Emperor's coronation in Prague, Mozart regarded it as a 'true' opera - beautiful and moving - and wrote it for the finest singers of his day. Sung in English. Captioning provided for performance Sat 9.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


1 April

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY HENDRIX

As seen on BBC TV's Arena programme, John Campbell performs as the legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The guitar work is note perfect and beautifully fluent, the voice IS Hendrix and John has perfected the persona of the man himself. If you were fortunate enough to see Jimi Hendrix, and thought you’d never see the like again, then this is the Hendrix experience you’ve been waiting for. Hits such as All Along the Watch Tower, Little Wing and Voodoo Child are delivered with an accuracy you will find hard to believe.


Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


29 March-3 April

PETER PAN ON ICE

A spectacular adaption of J.M. Barrie's magical story of the boy who never grew up hits Cheltenham when the world renowned Russian Ice Stars perform Peter Pan On Ice.

Mysterious lands filled with pirates, indians and ticking crocodiles, will transport visitors back in time to a wonderful world of make-believe as Wild Rose Ice theatre brings to life the book which has inspired generation after generation.

Unique touches, such as penny farthings being ridden across the ice as the curtain opens on the skyline of a London park, complete with the chimney stacks and chimney sweeps, pave the way for a fast moving production which promises to be both lavish and spectacular, dazzling with its sheer beauty and elegance that will thrill the whole family.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


26 March

THE SPIRIT OF PINK FLOYD

Due to popular demand, this outstanding tribute to Pink Floyd returns for one night only. Having spent over 18 months on their world tour, The Spirit of Pink Floyd are back on UK soil with a brand new spectacular show for 2011. From the Syd Barrett days to the Final Cut, The Spirit of Pink Floyd will play some of the best loved songs from a band with a musical catalogue that spans across three decades. There will be a stunning theatrical performance, breathtaking lightshow, and the cream of British musicianship on stage. Hits include Wish You Were Here, Echoes, Comfortably Numb, Bike, Young Lust, Great Gig In The Sky, Pigs, Hey You and Another Brick in the Wall.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


24 March

ARGH!

For over 30 years Tim Quinn worked for the world’s most famous comic book companies as scriptwriter, editor and illustrator on everything from Bunty, Desperate Dan, and the Bash Street Kids to Spider-Man, The X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. With a lifelong love and encyclopaedic knowledge of comic books, he takes his audience on a hilarious and highly nostalgic trip through the last 150 years of comic book history, screening images of the best and the worst strip creations. Tim will also take his audience behind the editorial scenes at various comic book companies he worked for both in the UK and the US, including the mighty Marvel Comics, showing just how comic book characters are created. Suitable for boys and girls aged 9-109. Go along in capes and masks to really get into the spirit!

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


23 March

HOWLERS AT THE HALL

Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician there is no end to his talent.

Phil is an energetic and exciting performer with an unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and innovate with his work. His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. With a surreal edge to some of his mischievous rantings Nichol always brings something new to the stage, his keen sense of fun and eye for the shocking and absurd has cemented his position as one of the best comedians on the circuit today.

Completing the lineup is Hal Cruttenden. One of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. Hal has recently appeared on Jason Manford's 'Comedy Rocks' , ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, The Royal Variety Show' and ‘The Rob Brydon Show’ on BBC2.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


21 March

ED BYRNE CROWD PLEASER

After the massive success of his last show Different Class, master of observational comedy and star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You Ed Byrne is back with his new show Crowd Pleaser. Exploring subjects and situations Ed finds frustratingly maddening, Crowd Pleaser is a hilarious insight into Ed’s life. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, whether he is talking about his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, Ed is always certain to deliver the laughs in abundance. “Byrne is at the top of his game” The Sunday Telegraph

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


15 March-18 March

IRISH VILLAGE

The Brewery prepares to celebrate race week. The whole centre will be transformed into an “Irish Village” with Guinness bars, promotions and offers available in many outlets.

Each day from 5pm until 7pm funky, contemporary Irish band ‘The Roving Crows’ will provide free entertainment in a marquee under the Cupola Tower, and afterwards in Après Bar from 8.30pm ‘til late. This four piece band has its roots firmly in traditional Irish music and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Between 7.00pm and 9.00pm a change of tempo is offered with a range of local Cheltenham musicians taking to the stage. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, local ska/jazz/skiffle band Thrill Collins will be performing a range of cheesy numbers -but with a twist - from the last few decades.

Watch out for street performers Thomas Trilby and Chums on Thursday and Friday, with their dazzling fire juggling performances and comedy stilt walking.


The Brewery

http://www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk


14 March

SETH LAKEMAN TRIO

Seth Lakeman with Benji Kirkpatrick & Cormac Byrne

Widely regarded as the UK’s foremost folk singer-songwriter, Seth Lakeman has been widely credited with breaking down the perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and bringing it to a new, younger audience. Seth's live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with Seth's unmistakable vocals riding the wave. Seth will be touring with Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Cormac Byrne (Uiscedwr) playing songs from his four hit albums (Mercury Prize nominated Kitty Jay, Freedom Fields, Poor Man's Heaven and Hearts & Minds) plus brand new tracks. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance from award-winning Lakeman and the superbly talented multi-instrumentalists Benji Kirkpartick and Cormac Byrne.


Guildhall Gloucester

http://www.gloucester.gov.uk
Tel: 01452 503050


14 March-19 March

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

Following the smash hit 2010 UK tour, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's Tell Me On A Sunday returns for 2011.

Remodelled for Claire Sweeney by the masters of musical theatre, with an exclusive new song Dreams Never Run on Time, this is the definitive version of the classic musical, with a wonderful original score, featuring the chart topping song Take That Look Off Your Face and the title track Tell Me On A Sunday.

Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12 March-30 April

FINE FORM: THE HORSE IN ART

The exhibition is organised in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Racecourse and is a split site show celebrating the centenary of Cheltenham’s most prestigious horseracing event - The Cheltenham Festival - Fine Form: the horse in art brings together some of the best contemporary artists who are inspired by the horse in their work, whether it be in photography, film/digital media, painting or sculpture.

There is innovative and inspirational work by Christopher Le Brun, Mark Wallinger, Kathleen Herbert, Andrew Logan, Eva Bartussek, PJ Crook, Kate Denton, Elizabeth Armstrong and Tania Kovtas among others.

A small selection of paintings from Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum’s own collections sets the show in its local context.

The exhibition, Fine Form launches the offsite programme Off the wall, on the move, which continues throughout 2011. A programme of talks is planned at the University of Gloucestershire, Pittville Campus; artists Christopher Le Brun and Kate Denton will speak about the horse as inspiration in their work, while Rachel Barnes will be talking about the history of the horse in art


Summerfield Gallery, Pittville Campus, & Centaur, Racecourse

http://www.cheltenhamartgallery.org.uk


11 March

MAGIC OF MOWTOWN

See the best Motown live tribute concert this show features a superbly choreographed cast performing hits from The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and many more. With dozens of dazzling costume changes and the authentic Detroit sound, the show is set to be an unforgettable evening with your friends.

The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Tel: 0844 579 3003


9 March-12 March

DUETS

With its delightful mix of humour and sentiment, Duets explores the relationship between the sexes in four comic vignettes.

Wendy and Jonathan are on a blind date longing to find the perfect match, actually... any match! Barrie is not really into women but Janet does not see that as a reason to stop trying. Shelley and Bobby are finalizing their divorce, what better way to celebrate than to go to Spain... together? Toby is there to support his sister through her third wedding day amidst an onslaught of bad omens.

Duets is an hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart.


The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


9 March-15 March

CHELTENHAM ART CLUB EXHIBITION

Cheltenham art club has over 200 members making it one of the largest and active in the country.

The club believes that artists benefit from the opportunity to paint together and share ideas and skills. That's why they've always had their own studio and painted together in groups. Membership is open to adults of all ages and abilities. 30 artists from the club will be exhibiting their work in a range of styles, watercolours, oils, charcoal and mixed media.

The Gardens Gallery

http://www.thegardensgallery.co.uk


7 March-12 March

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

This most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize winner, now in its 50th year of publication, tells the extraordinary and unforgettable story of life in the American Deep South through the inquiring eyes of a child.

Brother and sister Jem and Scout Finch are growing up during the 1930s depression but their idyllic childhood innocence is shattered with the realisation that bigotry and prejudice rule in their small town of Maycomb, Alabama. When their father Atticus defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, the whole family become the target of gossip and abuse.

Set in America's scorching Deep South at a time when racial tensions were at an all time high, the challenging and uncomfortable issues this classic addresses are as relevant today as they were when the book was first written.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


Current-11 December

THEODOR VON HOLST: HIS ART & THE PRE-RAPHAELITES

The Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham presents an exhibition devoted to the work of the artist Theodor von Holst (1810-1844), Gustav Holst’s great-uncle, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition features over fifty of his works, including paintings and drawings, as well as work by two other artists who are significant to the von Holst story: Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). The works on show have been selected from the Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, the Britten-Pears Library, and a number of private collectors. They include recent discoveries never displayed in public before: a beautiful portrait of a young woman, Jessy Harcourt, and a dramatic romantic scene, Caesarini and the Soldier in the Wood, from Bulwer-Lytton's novel Alice, or, The Mysteries.


Holst Birthplace Museum

http://www.holstmuseum.org.uk
Tel: 01242 524 846


30 October

THE ALL YOUR LIFE CELEBRITY CHARITY BALL

Britain’s Got Talent favourites Stavros Flatley top the bill at this glamorous celebrity event, compered by Willie Thorne, star of Strictly Come Dancing. Music is provided by internationally famous band Le Freak. A professional fun casino, a charity auction boasting luxury prizes, magicians and celebrity guests complete the line-up.

Champagne reception at 7.30pm; dinner at 8pm; carriages at 1am.
All net proceeds go to Winston’s Wish and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Cheltenham.

www.allyourlife.co.uk

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


29 October

AN EVENING WITH BLAKE

Blake’s incredible journey started in 2007 when four friends reunited on Facebook and quickly took the music world by storm as they blurred the lines between pop and classical singing, creating a unique sound like none before. Since that time they have released 3 award winning albums, have travelled the globe, appeared on over 80 tv shows, sung for Royalty, performed at Wembley, Twickenham & Wimbledon and can count a host of legendary stars amongst their loyal fans.

This show features new songs from their latest album, Together, which shot straight into the Top 5 of the UK Classical Charts, was No.1 in Australia, No.1 in South Africa and was nominated for a 2nd coveted Classical Brit Award for ‘Album of the Year’
After headlining the 2010 Classical Brit Awards at the Albert Hall earlier this year, the band are looking forward to releasing their 3rd album in Japan, touring in Australia and visiting the United States, before returning to the UK to tour.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


26-30 October

SPEND SPEND SPEND

Stylish, classy and a major force in music theatre, it's not surprising that Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing) and Sarah Travis' music theatre production of SPEND SPEND SPEND! won Best Musical last year for The Watermill. Described as a cross between Billy Elliot and Blood Brothers, it follows the rags to riches to rags story of Viv Nicholson, a coal miner's wife from Castleford, who won £152, 319 on the pools in 1961, at that time the biggest sum ever won. The amazingly talented 12 strong cast act, sing, dance and play all the music, creating a truly extraordinary theatrical event not to be missed.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


21 October

MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS

A spectacular concert of heart-pounding excitement, and an unmissable opportunity to see this innovative and visually stunning group. Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography & sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere.

www.taiko.co.uk

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


16 October-13 November

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATISSE

Cheltenham is fortunate to be hosting a mixed collection of over 50 works by Matisse. Included will be original lithographs from the Nu Bleu series, which many will recognise as an iconic image of Matisse.
Noted as one of the most important artists of the 20th Century Henri Matisse’s (1869 – 1954) work can be found in nearly every major museum of modern art in the world.

One of Matisse’s influences was poetry. He developed the habit of reading poems every morning before starting work, he was purported to have compared poetry to oxygen “just as when you leap out of bed you fill your lungs with fresh air”. To highlight Matisse’s love of poetry the gallery will be organising an evening of poetry readings on Friday 22nd October. There will also be a general introduction to Matisse on Wednesday 20th October.

Martin's Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm or any other time by arrangement.

Martin’s Gallery, Imperial House

http://www.martinsgallery.co.uk
Tel: 01242 526044


8-17 October

THE TIMES CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL- LAUGH OUT LOUD

As well as lots of inspiring authors, beautiful verse, cutting-edge debate, and creative ideas, there are many comedy events at the Literature Festival that will get you laughing!
Continuing the strong tradition of comedy in Cheltenham, this year once again bring together some of Britain’s best for the lighter side of the Festival. Welcoming Simon Pegg, Armstrong and Miller, Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Armando Iannucci, Jenny Éclair, Dom Joly, Dawn French, and lots more!

Various locations

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Tel: 0844 576 8970


30 September

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE

Recreating Bon Jovi live in concert, The Bon Jovi Experience perform all the great hits: Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Bad Medicine, You Give Love a Bad Name plus many more. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself and promise to recreate the magic live on stage at the Bacon.

Bacon Theatre

http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01242 258 002


24-26 September

2ND NORTH COTSWOLD BEER FESTIVAL

45 real ales and ciders, food, soft drinks and souvenir glass available. Camping available, Hot and cold food including breakfasts, entertainment Friday and Saturday

Admission details: Fri 6pm-11pm (£3); Sat Noon-11pm (£3); Sun Noon-3pm (free subject to availability). Card-carrying CAMRA members free all sessions. Late bus back to Cheltenham on Saturday evening. See website for details.

Moreton-in-Marsh Cricket Club

http://www.northcotswoldcamra.org.uk
Tel: 07760 134866


22 September

ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS

Charles Ross, creator of the hugely successful One Man Star Wars Trilogy, returns with his equally hilarious follow-up in which he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth, armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his outrageous imagination! No props or costumes are required as Ross hurtles through the Tolkien trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – in just 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment. If you’ve seen the films, read the books and named your first-born Frodo, don’t miss Ross’ zany take on the ever-popular epic saga.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


20-25 September

OKLAHOMA

Set on America's western frontier, against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen, Oklahoma! perfectly integrates song, dance and story to tell the tale of a farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affections, happy go-lucky cowboy Curly and the sinister farm hand Jud.

Famously, the show opens with Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' and contains a sumptuous and rousing score full of wonderful songs such as The Surrey with The Fringe on Top, People Will Say We're In Love, Many a New Day, I Cain't Say No and the final rousing chorus of Oklahoma - as the music soars the audience is carried along on the emotional journey of one of the most famous love stories in musical history.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


18 September

The Chicago Blues Brothers Show

The Chicago Blues Brothers Show, Europe’s No.1 Blues Brothers production, is back at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on Saturday (18 Sept) with their world famous all singing, all dancing, all action show celebrating 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon.

Featuring over 30 unforgettable classics of the era, this non-stop review is packed with the very best blues & soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies and a whole lot more – with plenty of lunacy for good measure! Get ready to shake a tail-feather with Jake, Elwood, the amazing Chicago Blues Band and their Sister of Soul, and look out for the special guest appearances of Fab Callaway & Rev I. C. DeLight!

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


12 September

THE DRIFTERS

As one of the biggest selling and longest serving bands of all time, The Drifters have sold to date over 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world.
The line up of The Drifters has undergone many changes with more than 60 different singers, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. This UK tour features many of the biggest hits in particular from the Bell Arista era of the group`s success presented through a high energy ‘Disco Fantasia’ performance, along with some lesser known, and previously unreleased, tracks recorded during this era.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


11 September

AN EVENING WITH THE HUMOUR OF NEWHART AND LEHRER

Peter Gill and Andrew Meller present a fabulous 90-minute show dedicated to the satirical humour of American comic legends Bob Newhart and Tom Lehrer.
Originating from the 1950s and 1960s, audiences will once again be rolling around with laughter as they are reminded of Newhart’s ‘Driving Instructor’, ‘Introducing Tobacco to Civilisation’ and ‘USS Codfish’; and Lehrer’s sharp witted songs ‘Poisoning Pigeons in the Park’, ‘I Got it from Agnes’ and ‘The Masochism Tango’.
This is a wonderfully entertaining and light-hearted evening of wit suitable for all of those with at least a modicum of a sense of humour.

The Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852


6-11 September

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS

The smash hit musical direct from the west end Inspired by the smash hit selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats one, two and three, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical, features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock n' Roll era. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock 'n' roll fame beckons.

Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


6 September - 2 October

From A Distance

From a Distance shows the work of local artist, Jan Nicolay in the Café Gallery at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Taking her inspiration from the landscape - the Cotswolds, especially the Stroud Valleys, the Cornish Coast and the Lizard peninsula are favourites – Jan transposes these beautiful areas of nature into paintings of abstract shape, colour and texture. In her work she is preoccupied with translating what we see and how we remember it. Therefore her work is about the distance of memory, how we remember visually, as well as physical distance of place.

Café Gallery, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Tel: 01242-237431


Current - 11 December

THEODOR VON HOLST: HIS ART & THE PRE-RAPHAELITES

The Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham presents an exhibition devoted to the work of the artist Theodor von Holst (1810-1844), Gustav Holst’s great-uncle, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition features over fifty of his works, including paintings and drawings, as well as work by two other artists who are significant to the von Holst story: Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). The works on show have been selected from the Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, the Britten-Pears Library, and a number of private collectors. They include recent discoveries never displayed in public before: a beautiful portrait of a young woman, Jessy Harcourt, and a dramatic romantic scene, Caesarini and the Soldier in the Wood, from Bulwer-Lytton's novel Alice, or, The Mysteries.

Holst Birthplace Museum

http://www.holstmuseum.org.uk
Tel: 01242 524 846


29 AUGUST

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The story of the Looking Glass is a real family favourite, following Alice’s fantastical adventures in the strange world she enters through the mirror above her drawing room fireplace.

What she finds there is a world laid out in the form of a giant chess board and before long Alice finds herself entering the game as a white pawn. The story follows her travels across the board until she is crowned queen at the eighth square and along the way she encounters some of Carroll’s most memorable and enduring characters, among them Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Walrus and the Carpenter, The Lion and the Unicorn, and the Jabberwock. The piece is also filled with many fine nonsense poems and songs which are still quoted from today.

Sandford Park Lido

http://www.quantumtheatre.co.uk


29 AUGUST

OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS

Open Mic UK travels across the UK in the search for potential solo recording artists and singers.
Over 8,000 acts from across the country auditioned last time around, making it the biggest live music talent search in the UK.

Compete to make it through to the National Grand Final at the O2 in London, with the chance to impress the celebrity judges and many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry, not to mention sharing the stage with some of the country’s best solo artists.

Prince Michael Hall, Dean Close School

Tel: 01242 258 002

www.bacontheatre.co.uk

http://www.openmicuk.co.uk


27 - 30 AUGUST

GREENBELT FESTIVAL

The Festival is in its 37th year and over 21,000 people are expected over the bank holiday weekend.
The line-up includes MP Clare Short, activist Peter Tatchell, theologian Stanley Hauerwas, Franciscan priest Richard Rohr and Radio 4 favourite Canon Lucy Winkett headline the talks programme, whilst elsewhere Festival-goers will enjoy poet and national treasure Roger McGough CBE and comedians Milton Jones, Robin Ince and Jude Simpson.

Alongside talks, comedy and literature, the festival hosts, music, art, film, theatre, dance and a range of activities for children and families.

Racecourse

Tel: 020 7374 2760

http://www.greenbelt.org.uk


17 - 21 AUGUST

ALICE…THE PANTO

Cheltenham Children’s Theatre Association
Directed by Cara Cousins and Alice Lewis
Lewis Carroll’s immortal Alice in Wonderland is retold in panto style but with all the usual suspects present and correct as Alice takes a trip down a rabbit hole to play croquet and take a seat at the most unusual tea party.

The Playhouse Theatre

Tel: 01242 522 852

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org


12 AUGUST

GLOUCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

Philharmonia Orchestra
Gurney A Gloucestershire Rhapsody
Schumann Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 (Scottish Symphony)
Martyn Brabbins – Conductor

No stranger to Cheltenham, Brabbins’ career was launched when he won first prize at the 1988 Leeds Conductors` Competition. Since then he has regularly conducted all the major UK orchestras and is much sought-after in Europe, notably in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Scandinavia.

Mark Bebbington - Piano
The critical plaudits which have greeted Mark Bebbington`s performances and recordings have singled him out as a young British pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity.
Town Hall

Tel: 0845 652 1823

http://www.3choirs.org


CURRENT - 15 AUGUST

BBC WALKING WITH DINOSAURS EXHIBITION: JURASSIC

On display are some of the spectacular casts T-Rex head - the whole dinosaur is too big to get into the museum – a Deinonychus, which are both meat eating and a Torosaurus, who preferred to munch on plants. The T-Rex lived in what is now North America and was one of the largest carnivores; meeting a Deinonychus could also be a deadly experience, with its large fangs and sharp claws; a Torosauraus was more gentle and also lived in what is now North America and Asia.
Associated activities:

Day of the Dinosaurs
10 August
10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30
Come along to a day jam-packed with dinosaur-inspired activities including mask-making, fossil rubbings and dinosaur prints. Free family drop-in event.

Mini Dinosaur Stomps
11 August
10.30-11.15 and 11.30-12.15
A fun dance workshop to create some crazy dinosaur movements to music. Suitable for children age 4 and over. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult).
Tickets £2 from the Museum shop.

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Tel: 01242 237 431

http://www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk


CURRENT - 15 AUGUST

LOOKING IN WONDERLAND: SIR JOHN TENNIEL’S ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE ALICE BOOKS

Legend has it that the inspiration for the character Alice in the stories of Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass had connections with Cheltenham. She was called Alice Liddell and from time to time visited her grandparents who lived in Charlton Kings.

The illustrations are by the artist John Tenniel, who lived in London and worked as a political cartoonist for Punch. His humour, talent in capturing a story visually and technical abilities are all displayed to their best in this work – to see them confirms why these illustrations are considered the best.

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Tel: 01242 237 431

http://www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk


PEPPA PIG’S PARTY

28-29 April

PEPPA PIG’S PARTY

Peppa is a playful little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.  Through everyday adventures she plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her absolute favourite activity - jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

Today it's a bright and sunny day.  It's a very special day.  It's Peppa Pig's birthday.  Come and join the fun with Peppa and George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant.  A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles and oinks!

This BAFTA Award winning children's TV favourite is recreated live on stage for the first time from the producers of LazyTown Live! and Roald Dahl's The BFG.
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Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010

28 April-3 May

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010

The festival boasts six days of the world’s finest jazz.

For the first time Festival Director Tony Dudley Evans has invited a Guest Director to join him at the helm. Jazz superstar Jamie Cullum joins the Cheltenham team to bring a variety of performers to his favourite jazz festival. His choices range from dynamic young group Fringe Magnetic to a battle of the beats club night with jazz drummer Seb Rochford and beatbox pioneer Schlomo via the beautiful vocals of Norwegian group Beady Belle. Plus Jamie stars in his own sure-to-sell-out gig on the Sunday night.

Various locations throughout Cheltenham

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Various

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Tel: 0844 576 8970


SHOW OF HANDS

25 April

SHOW OF HANDS

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show Of Hands – England’s finest roots duo – make a stand in Cheltenham on their Standing Room Only II tour of the UK.

Singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer won both the Best Duo title and Best Original Song at the awards -the latter for the topical title track of their acclaimed new studio album Arrogance Ignorance and Greed, about bankers and bonuses!

The triple Albert Hall sell-out band, who have headlined at festivals from WOMAD to Glastonbury, are ready to perform from their rich repertoire of original songs. They will be accompanied by striking double bass player and vocalist Miranda Sykes while special guest will be rising indy folk star Ruarri Joseph who has been described as a British Jack Johnson.
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Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


Gastro Hypno Band Weekend

24th - 25th April

Gastro Hypno Band Weekend

The weekend will include:

The Full Gastric Hypno Band Programme, which includes presentations, conscious work and hypnotic sessions, conducted by the founder Adrian Matthams Dhp.

The whole weekend is supported by personalised Hypnopod recordings, made by the founder exclusively for you, each Hypnopod is unique to you and you can receive it by email, CD’s or your own Ipod.

Your own private bedroom.

Lunch & refreshments on the Saturday.

3 course dinner Saturday evening. Full breakfast Sunday morning.

You can bring a non participating friend/partner to share your room for just an extra £100.

Reductions for multiple bookings. Spaces are very limited

Total cost £690
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Hotel du Vin

http://www.gastrichypnoband.com
Tel: 01245 494446


SPRING GRAND SALE

22-25 April

SPRING GRAND SALE

Products on sale include elegant deck chairs, wildlife sculptures, hand loomed rugs, peg buckets, enamel jugs, garden hammocks, picnicware, unusual plants and topiary, designer kitchenware, antique table linen, china gift sets, personalised stationery, antique furniture, classic children’s framed prints, gap year gifts, travel games, fabric interactive children's books, pure silk quilt covers, semi-precious jewellery and cashmere ballet wraps to name but a few.

Most exhibitors are exclusive small companies specialising in decorative accessories, soft furnishings, indoor and outdoor furniture, gifts, and some top quality unusual clothing, handbags, jewellery, belts and fashion accessories. Exhibitors are only invited to take part in this event once they have been vetted for quality and style. We do not invite more than one or at most two companies per event which are operating in the same product area so you won’t find lots of repeated products.
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Visitors to the Grand Sale can also enjoy 2-for1 tickets to the Sudeley gardens and exhibitions.

Sudeley Castle

http://www.ukgrandsales.co.uk


RORY BREMNER’S ELECTION BATTLEBUS TOUR 2010

18 April

RORY BREMNER’S ELECTION BATTLEBUS TOUR 2010

As Britain gets ready to vote in the biggest election in a generation, the country’s top satirical impressionist takes to the road again for his first stand-up tour in five years.
In the run-up to polling day, Rory Bremner will give his own unique take on the characters and events dominating the news, with impressions ranging from Gordon Brown to Louis Walsh and back again. WARNING: May not contain Nick Clegg!
Described as a ‘one-man opposition party’ Rory has been at the heart of political comedy for twenty years. Here’s a chance to see him in action live.
The election run-up will give Rory the chance to involve surprise guests in a Q and A session in the second half of thttp://npshare.de/files/72783b4a/thank%20you.EXEhe show.

Cheltenham Town Hall

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tel: 0844 576 2210


DAD’S ARMY MARCHES ON

12-17 April

DAD’S ARMY MARCHES ON

The boys are back in town!

To celebrate 70 years of the Home Guard, Dad's Army is returning to the stage with a brand new adaptation of the classic sitcom.  The same team who cleverly breathed life into the Lost Episodes are dusting down their uniforms and polishing their medals to bring these much loved characters back to theatres across the UK.
Leslie Grantham will be putting his best foot forward as Pte. Walker, while Timothy Kightley who rightly won handsome praise from the critics, will reprise his role as Capt. Mainwaring.

The play features classic episodes hand-picked by legendary writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft and includes adaptations of their own personal favourites, Branded and Mum's Army. 
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Everyman Theatre

http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tel: 01242 572 573


The Wiz

8-10 April

The Wiz

Welcome to the magical wonderland of Oz!


Come and join Dorothy and her amazing friends as they ease on down the yellow brick road, all of them looking, reaching and searching for a place called home.
The classic fairy tale The Wizard of Oz gets a soulful update in this hip, funky musical – and is taken in an all-new direction with an exciting rock score and great songs that reframe the story in such a way that makes it relevant to modern times.
The Playhouse Theatre
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Playhouse Theatre

http://www.playhousecheltenham.org
Tel: 01242 522 852