Giffords Circus - Any Port in a Storm
Friday, May 12, to Sunday, September 24
Annual tour of the Cotswolds and beyond, starting and finishing at Fennels Farm, near Stroud

Jimmy Carr
Tuesday, May 16,
Cheltenham Town Hall, 8pm

Kate Rusby folk singer
Wednesday, May 17, 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

The Bath Festival
Friday, May 19, to Sunday, May 28
Multi-arts festival with music and literature. Highlights include Simon Callow.

Winchcombe Walking Festival
Friday, May 19, to Sunday, May 21
Three-day festival at the first town in the Cotswolds to gain 'Walkers are Welcome' status

Rissingtons Local History Society talk - The History of Communication by Hugh Collins
Friday, May 19, 7.30pm
Little Rissington Village Hall GL54 2ND
Talk will follow a very short AGM. Visitors welcome £3 to include refreshments.
For further information, contact Sue Brown on 01451 820233.

Burford Levellers Day
Saturday, May 20
Remembering the radical 17th Century political with debates, speeches, music, dancing and a parade.

Spring Steam and Ale Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21
Winchcombe GWSR Station

Witney Festival of Food & Drink
Saturday, May 20
St Mary's Church, Witney

Nailsworth Festival
Saturday, May 20, to Sunday, May 28

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Monday, May 22, 7pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

An Evening with Ed Balls: Strictly Speaking Out
Tuesday, May 23, 7.45pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook)
Wednesday, May 24, 7.45pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Thursday, May 25, to Saturday, May 27
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Kiss me Kate
Thursday, May 25, to Saturay, May 27
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Presented by Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society

Lechlade Festival
Friday to Sunday May 26-28
Family-friendly music festival in the market town of Lechlade-on-Thames. Over 70 bands and performers including The Hoosiers, Dr Feelgood and The Lambrettas.

Outdoor Cinema - The Lost Boys (15)
Friday, May 26, 9.30pm
Westonbirt House, Tetbury

La Vie En Bleu incorporating La Via Rossa
Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28
A weekend celebration of all things French & Italian at Prescott Speed Hill Climb. An eclectic mix of motor cars spanning the last 100 years plus entertainment off track to keep all the family entertained.

Blenheim Palace Food Festival
Saturday to Monday, May 27-29

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival
Saturday to Monday, May 27-29

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards - Try Hard
Saturday, May 27, 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

Outdoor Cinema - Top Gun (12)
Sunday, May 28, 9.30pm
Westonbirt House, Tetbury

South Cerney Street Fair and Duck Race
Monday, May 29, 10am to 5pm

Cheese-Rolling at Cooper's Hill
Monday, May 29
Competitors chase Double Gloucester down Cooper's Hill, near Gloucester

Outdoor Cinema - Dirty Dancing (12)
Monday, May 29, 9.30pm
Westonbirt House, Tetbury

Tuesday, May 30, to Saturday, June 3
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Presented by Cheltenham Operatic & Dramatic Society

Fairport Convention
Tuesday, May 30, 7.45pm
The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Leo Sayer
Wednesday, May 31, 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall


The All Star Stand-Up Tour
Thursday, June 1, 8pm
Cheltenham Town Hall
Featuring Stewart Francis, Justin Moorhouse and Jim Tavare

Wychwood Festival
Friday to Sunday, June 2-4
Cheltenham Racecourse
Featuring The Levellers, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark & Billy Bragg

Scuttlebrook Wake
Saturday, June 3
Chipping Campden

Blenheim Palace Triathlon
Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4
020 8233 5900

3rd Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show 
Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 10am both days
Rough Grounds Farm (A361), Lechlade, Glos GL7 3EU

Open Gardens - Hidden Gems of Lechlade
Saturday, June 3, 2pm-5pm
Come and visit nine hidden gems of Lechlade as several of our gardens open to the public, some for the first time.
Roving tickets £5 (children under 16 free), with map and list of gardens, available in advance from Lechlade Post Office from May 1 and the Market Place and Open Gardens on the day.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets, teas and cakes will be divided equally between St Lawrence Church, Restoration and Maintenance Appeal and British Heart Foundation.

Heartstone Arts at Bampton
Saturday, June 3, to Sunday, June 25
WestOx Arts Gallery, Bampton OX18 2JH
Exhibition Opening Times: 11.30am-4.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays; 2pm-4pm Sundays
Gardens open Sunday, June 25, 2pm-6pm

Don't Dress for Dinner
Monday, June 5, to Saturday, June 10
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Comedy starring Sara Crowe, Damian Williams and Ben Roddy

Cheltenham Science Festival
Tuesday, June 6, to Sunday, June 11

Bledington Music Festival
Tuesday, June 6, to Thursday, June 8
St Leonard's Church, Bledington

Under Milk Wood
Wednesday, June 7, 7.45pm
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Presented by students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Thursday, June 8, 7.45pm
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
One-man show about the life of Richard Burton stars Rhodri Miles

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival
Friday to Sunday, June 9-11
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham
Events, entertainment & demonstrations

Phoenix Recorder Orchestra Concert
Saturday, June 10, 7.30pm
St Lawrence Church, Lechlade-on-Thames
This highly regarded, prizewinning orchestra plays a wide repertoire on the full range of recorders, from the tiny garklein to three sub-great bass recorders.
Tickets £10, to include one drink, on sale May 1 from Lechlade Post Office or Jay Mathews 01367 860869.
In aid of the Church Restoration and Maintenance Appeal

Joseph and the Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday, June 13, to Saturday, June 17
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Starring X-factor winner Joe McElderry

Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum
Thursday, June 15, to Sunday, June 18
A series of special summer events held at the Arboretum near Tetbury, featuring Elbow, Olly Murs, Rick Astley and Craig David.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, June 15, 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain
Friday to Sunday, June 16-18
Venues around Cheltenham with the main event in the Town Hall

Guiting Power Fete and Fun Dog Show
Saturday, June 17, noon to 4pm
Guiting Power village playing field GL54 5TX

Trespass - A Ghost Story
Tuesday, June 20, to Saturday, June 24
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Friday to Sunday, June 23-25
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Midsummer Speed Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25
Prescott racetrack, near Gotherington

Annual 10k Run and Fun Run through the Sherborne National Trust Estate
Sunday, June 25
Starts at Sherborne Primary School GL54 3DH
Fun Run begins at 10am and the 10k begins at 11am.
Refreshments and BBQ.
Online registration through

Berkeley Show
Sunday, June 25
Castle Meadows, Berkeley
Traditional agricultural show

The Elvis Years
Monday, June 26, 7.45pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Featuring Mario Kombou

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Tuesday, June 27, 7.45pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Room on the Broom
Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Songs, laughs and fun for children aged three and up and their grown-ups.

Cirencester Housing for Young People Ladies Fashion Show & Pop Up Shop
Wednesday, June 28, doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road entrance, Cirencester, GL7 6JS
Tickets £5 from the Chyp charity shop, The Waterloo, or Chyp office Querns Lane

Rule The World
Thursday, June 29, 7.30pm
Take That tribute band


Cheltenham Cricket Festival
Monday, July 3, to Sunday, July 16
A feast of cricket at the Cheltenham College ground with two four-day County Championship matches and three Natwest T20 Blasts.

The Cotswold Show & Food Festival
Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2
Two days of traditional country skills, crafts, music and arena attractions.
Cirencester Park

Cheltenham Music Festival
Saturday, July 1, to Sunday, July 16
A fortnight of music including a rare performance by the great Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel

Cornbury Music Festival
Friday to Sunday, July 7-9
The 14th and final much-loved family-friendly music festival, with Bryan Adams headlining on the Saturday night.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9

Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday to Sunday, July 14-16
RAF Fairford
One of the UK's premier outdoor events

Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales
Saturday, July 15, 12 noon
Charity event in aid of Bloodwise (formerly known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) and local causes.

Stow Cotswold Festival
Saturday, July 15
A celebration of Cotswold life, crafts and heritage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Naunton Classic and Vintage Transport Show and Fete 
Sunday, July 16, 12 noon to 4pm
Naunton Recreation Ground (Sat Nav Post Code: GL54 3AS)
Awards for best pre-1940, pre-1970, pre-2000 cars; best commercial/utility/agricultural vehicle; Best in class pre- and post-war motorbikes; "The car I most want to take home"; “Best vehicle of the day”
To register your vehicle contact

Russell Brand - Re:Birth
Thursday, July 20, 8pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

Blenheim Palace Battle Proms Picnic Concert
Saturday, July 22
An evening of classical music with a stunning backdrop and a firework finale.

Gloucester Blues Festival
Saturday, July 22, to Saturday, July 29
Venues across the city.

WOMAD Festival
Thursday to Sunday, July 27-30
Charlton Park, Malmesbury
Founded in 1980, the World of Music, Arts and Dance is still going strong.

41st Cotswold Beer Festival
Friday to Sunday, July 28-30
Postlip Hall, near Winchcombe
Organised in partnership with Gloucestershire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)


Wilderness Festival
Thursday to Sunday, August 3-6
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Festival of British Eventing
Friday to Sunday, August 4-6
Gatcombe Park
Incorporating the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships, as well as the Amateur Championship, The Corinthian Cup.

The 43rd Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, GL7 5QD
Friday to Sunday, August 4-6
Contact 01453 890891

Vintage Sports Car Club Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, near Gotherington

Outdoor Cinema - Back to the Future (PG)
Saturday, August 5, 9pm
St Michael's Park, Cirencester

NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials
Wednesday to Sunday, August 9-13
Hartpury College

Tetbury Summer & Flower Show
Sunday, August 13
Tetbury Memorial Recreation Ground
Fun and entertainment for all the family

4th Ale and Steam Summer Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20
Winchcombe and Toddington stations

The Big Feastival
Friday to Sunday, August 25-27
Alex James's Farm, Kingham

Frocester Beer Festival
Friday & Saturday, August 25-26
Festival opens on the Friday at 2pm

Witcombe Cider Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27
Organisers are promising the biggest and best festival yet

Football in the River
Bank Holiday Monday, August 28
Two teams from Bourton Rovers FC play a 30-minute match in the River Windrush

Winchcombe Country Show
Monday, August 28, 12 noon to 5.30pm
Winchcombe Senior School


Oxford Foodies Festival
Friday to Sunday, September 1-3
Oxford South Parks
Featuring top chefs, live music and a fun day out

Moreton-in-Marsh Show
Saturday, September 2

Northleach Steam and Vintage Show plus ale festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3

British and Midland Championships
Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, near Gotherington

Gloucester History Festival
Saturday, September 2, to Sunday, September 17
A wide range of events and the chance to see inside some of Gloucester's most interesting buildings.

Heritage Open Days
Thursday, September 7, to Sunday, September 10
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

10th Moreton Beer Festival
Friday & Saturday, September 8-9
Moreton-in-Marsh Cricket Club

Jane Austen Festival
Friday, September 8, to Sunday, September 17
Annual festival in the city of Bath.

Frampton Country Fair
Sunday, September 10
Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs. Over 400 trade stands, three display rings and so much to see and do.

Broadway Food Festival
Sunday, September 10, 10am-4pm
Broadway Village Green
Featuring artisan food producers, cooking demos by local chefs and delicious food to go.

Pebworth Party In The Park
Sunday, September 10, from 12 noon.
Pebworth Village Hall Green, CV37 8XA
Fun-packed afternoon with traditional and modern village fete activities including cow pat bingo, egg splat and the Pebworth Mile Race.

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
Thursday, September 14, to Sunday, September 17
Three-day eventing in the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Painswick Church Clypping
Sunday, September 24
Local children wear flowers in their hair, join hands and embrace St Mary’s parish church.


Ed Byrne - Spoiler Alert
Thursday, November 30, 8pm
Cheltenham Town Hall


Milton Jones is Out There
Thursday, December 7, 8pm
Cheltenham Town Hall
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