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The Cheltenham Music Festival, though having classical music at its heart, is studded with diverse treats – encompassing film, dance, jazz, world music and family events amidst the rich mix of orchestral, choral and chamber concerts. Festival director Meurig Bowen picks out his top ten programme highlights.

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11:08
BBQ for Heroes raises funds for Help For Heroes, which provides injured service personnel with ongoing support

Help for Heroes is asking the great British public to turn their BBQ’s in to an opportunity to fundraise for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their families.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

On June 28, thirteen gardens around the village of Berkswell will welcome visitors as part of the National Gardens Sceme - raising money for palliative cancer care chairies.

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Mary Berry visits Upton House which during the Second World War became the 'bank to beat the blitz'

When Mary Berry popped in to Upton House to officially launch its new wartime exhibition, we were thrilled to be able to have a chat with her about her wartime memories, her affection for the Cotswolds, and much more besides...

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Roald and Liccy Dahl

Katie Jarvis enjoys a rare interview with Liccy Dahl, Roald’s widow, and Peter Ash, composer, to hear about a new musical version of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, commissioned by Stroud Choral Society

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Monday, June 1, 2015
'Dame in Hearse', by Adam Loveridge

There's a new kid on the block at Quenington – colourfully creative, wildly witty, and just a little bit naughty. Candia McKormack braces herself for the enfant terrible that is ARTSE

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Friday, May 15, 2015
The Mad Hatter as depicted by Sir John Tenniel

Art often imitates life in literature. From Scrooge to Long John Silver, here are 8 famous fictional characters inspired by people from around the Cotswolds.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cheese Rolling / Photo: Mike Warren

Britain is home to many an unusual tradition, and the region of the Cotswolds is no exception. Here are 10 of the strangest pastimes from this corner of England, including cheese rolling, duck racing and shin kicking!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Many young people who have been in care or forced to leave home due to family problems  find themselves struggling to cope alone - could you help? / Photo: Julia Karo

Barnardo’s Warwickshire is reaching out for local people to become approved Supported Lodgings Providers, giving shelter and support to young care-leavers.

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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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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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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
Gabby relaxing in her foster home

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) has a lurcher, Gabby, who is in need of a quiet, forever home

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Anna Turney competing

Anna Turney was one of the UK’s brightest snowboarding hopes when an accident in competition left her paralysed. Her determination to overcome adversity has been recognised by Heart of England Mencap.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tanya Byron

‘Where is the line between sanity and insanity?’ Professor Tanya Byron asks in her fascinating book, The Skeleton Cupboard. Wherever it’s drawn, there’s insanity in how we’re currently treating our children and young people, she tells Katie Jarvis.

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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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