Out & About

Friday, April 24, 2015

The King’s Speech – the play from which the Oscar-winning movie that starred Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was adapted – will appear at Malvern Theatres from Monday April 27 to Saturday May 2.

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Friday, April 24, 2015
Sunjay

There are some great folk acts to round off the April season at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Missy Malone Show, Evesham

Candia McKormack enjoys a night to be remembered with Missy Malone and friends in Cheltenham

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Friday, April 17, 2015
The Old Town clean-up team

Sarah Windrum was inspired to help clean up Leamington’s Old Town, giving the area some much needed TLC

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Broadacre Open Gardens

Broadacre, a beautiful private estate near Solihull opens its garden gates for the National Garden Scheme on the 19th April 2015

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Easter Bunny / Photo: Africa Studio

As spring arrives on our doorsteps gilding the grass with daffodils, Easter comes with it. As usual, there’s plenty to keep the family busy in and around the Cotswolds; here is our pick of 15 Easter events to get you out and about!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake

Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will embark on its first UK tour in 2015, playing at Malvern Theatres from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Dinmore Manor locomotive at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire

While on work experience with Cotswold Life, Amy Woolridge of Cleeve School enjoyed a day out at Toddington as part of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Tourism Day

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Francis Hamel painting on site at Giffords Circus

Oxfordshire artist Francis Hamel was struck by the glamour and alchemy of Giffords Circus when he took his children to a show. The result was time spent touring with Giffords and a series of remarkable paintings…

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Monday, March 9, 2015
'From the Last to the Line, 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup', featuring The Giant Bolster, centre, by David Dent

From his working-class roots in South Wales to being one of our most sought-after equestrian artists, David Dent has found the winning formula

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Want to know where to go once the days’s action during Cheltenham Race Week has come to a close? To make sure you are at the liveliest party in town we have rounded up six of the best pubs and bars offering live music, so you can carry on partying once you have left Cheltenham Racecourse

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Bid to be a character in a novel whilst raising money for charity

CLIC Sargent’s 10-day ‘Get in Character’ eBay auction is expected to raise thousands of pounds for children and young people with cancer. Crime-writer and regular Cotswold Life columnist Clare Mackintosh is offering fans the opportunity to have their name appear in a forthcoming novel.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Novelist and writer Caroline Sandon at Oxford Literary Festival, Christchurch College, 2014. PHOTOGRAPHY: Geraint Lewis

Author Caroline Sandon returns from the Times of Mumbai Literary Festival with memories of something ‘unique and extremely special’

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Monday, March 2, 2015
Roving Crows

Energetic Gloucestershire five-piece ‘Roving Crows’ are launching their new EP at the Gloucester Guildhall on Saturday, March 14 at their annual Paddy’s Day Extravaganza, always a first-class show, not to be missed.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Conductor John Read with organist Robin Baggs

Fairford & District Choral Society will present its next concert on Sunday, March 15 in St Mary’s Church, Fairford.

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Stroud Film Festival 2015

The very first Stroud Film Festival takes place at venues throughout the town, on March 13-29, 2015. It’s a two-week celebration of cinema, bringing new opportunities for the whole community to enjoy a wide range of films.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015

Cheltenham’s StarBistro has been named the People’s Favourite in a national award.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Snowdrops flowering in the garden

Enjoy the beautiful snowdrops at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick during the February half term.

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Monday, February 9, 2015
Ross & Ross Food

Award-winning food company Ross & Ross Food have launched a supper club, with their first pop-up restaurant event on Friday February 13 2015 at The Straw Kitchen at Whichford Pottery.

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Monday, February 2, 2015
A typical laminic stance, with the pony trying to get his weight off the front feet / Image from the Three Counties Equine Hospital

The equine condition laminitis is common and frustrating to treat, says Debbie Graham.Veterinary surgeon Jess Hill offers advice on how to spot the symptoms, and what course of action to choose for your pony.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

‘Love the Phoenix’ this Valentine’s Day by showing support for Cirencester’s fantastic youth- and community-led Phoenix Festival!

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Johnny Cash, performed by Clive John

What’s on at The Roses, including: music from young talent Laura Van Der Heijden, a celebration of country legend Johnny Cash, performances by fictional singer and organist John Shuttleworth and an entertaining take on life at a modern comprehensive in Teechers

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2015

Don’t let the chilly weather keep you stuck at home this weekend; here are five events happening in and around the Cotswolds to get you out and about.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Room on The Broom / Photo: Helen Warner

Tall Stories’ hit family show Room on the Broom flies into the Malvern Theatres from January 20-24, bringing a witch, her cat, a dragon, a few friendly animals and more!

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Friday, January 16, 2015
The Wildlife Photography of the Year Exhibition

It’s the start of the new year, and there’s no reason for the winter chill to dissuade you from venturing out and seeing what the Cotswolds has to offer. Here are five exhibitions taking place in and around the Cotswolds this weekend.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Orchestra of the Swan / Photo: Daniel Buxton Photography

Orchestra of the Swan, Resident Orchestra at Stratford ArtsHouse, has been unveiled as a finalist in this year’s Pride of Stratford Awards.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Kriss Akabusi / Photo: Willowstone Photography

Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Kriss Akabusi will discuss his career and the importance of building an engaged team as the special guest at a charity ball on January 29, organised by Warwickshire recruitment firm eResponse.

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Broadway under snow

Drum roll, please… we’re happy to announce the winners of the annual Cotswolds Tourism Awards

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Unsure what to get the art-lover this Christmas? Here’s our choice for some inspiration

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Friday, December 19, 2014
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Stuck for ideas for someone who loves sport and being active? Try these for size...

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Monday, December 15, 2014
The winner of the adult section is Richard Brown with his photography of the elusive clouded leopard

There were over 500 entries to the Cotswold Wildlife Park 2014 Photo Competition, with the short-list judged by a professional photographer. Click the gallery to see a selection of the submissions...

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Beauty and the Beast at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Theatres in and around the Cotswolds will be bringing out their campest dames, catchiest songs and most sparkly costumes to entertain families with classic pantomimes this festive season. Here is a selection of what’s on offer...

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Alison Steadman

Joanna Adams was at the Stratford Literary Festival to listen in to Fiona Lindsay interviewing Alison Steadman.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Northern Soul

Promotional feature: Film audiences at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury could be in with an extra treat over the next couple of weeks as educational speakers are invited to the theatre.

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Keith Bond (left) and Chris ‘Prich’ Prichard (right) front with other members of Stratford-upon-Avon Sub Aqua Club

The club, which is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), has just marked its 40th anniversary with a club dinner for all members to enjoy.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Gifts for walkers

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Christmas
Friday, November 21, 2014
Christmas lights bringing a festive warmth to the winter chill / Photo by Cheryl Hill

It’s not long until Christmas, and this weekend a number of towns and cities in and around the Cotswolds will be flicking the festive switch to illuminate the winter nights

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The new chapel organ, with the organ pipes gilded in gold leaf

From concerts to carols, Stratford’s Guild Chapel will be hosting a wide range of events this Winter.

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Remembrance Sunday / Photo: Allou

It’s Remembrance Sunday this weekend, and there are events across the Cotswolds honouring those who served on behalf of Britain during times of war.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
'Three Kings' needed

Marketing Gloucester is looking for three ‘kings’ to lead the annual Christmas Lantern Procession on Sunday, November 16, while riding camels through the Gate Streets.

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