Early Spring Highlights
Early spring events in Cheltenham
The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Cheltenham
Step Into Spring
Welcome in the lighter nights and warmer weather that comes with the changing season with an indulgent overnight stay.
Our spring stays include a cream tea, an award-winning three course dinner, sumptuous overnight accommodation and a full English breakfast the following morning.
£199.00 Sunday – Thursday
£269.00 Friday & Saturday
Call 01242 862352
Offer available from 06/03/2017 – 31/05/2017 subject to availability, prices based on 2 people sharing a ‘classic’ room terms and conditions apply.
2 for 1 Afternoon Tea
Treat yourself to the grand British tradition of a full afternoon tea in our lounge.
£23.50 per person
Sunday 26th March
Treat mum to a three course Sunday lunch with a little gift from us.
£39.00 per person
Spring Tasting Menu
Friday 31st March
Step into spring with the fresh taste of our spring tasting menu from our fabulously talented head chef, including a flight of wines.
£105.00 per person
Exhibition - Pop Art in Print - The Wilson
Drawing from the V&A's outstanding collection of Pop Art graphics, this is the V&A's first exhibition of Pop Art prints. Bringing together over seventy works, this exhibition offers a comprehensive and exciting view of artist working in this style from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. Inspired by commercial graphics and popular culture, the movement generated an innovative and prolific culture of printmaking.
The work of over 30 artists are features in the exhibition; amongst the most iconic are Andy Warhol, Allen Jones Robert Indiana, Roy Litchenstein, Patrick Caufield, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Gavin Turk and Julian Opie.
25th March to 4th June.
Spring Fair at Whole Foods Market Cheltenham
Shoppers can get a spring in their step with a visit to Whole Foods Market Cheltenham, opening its doors for a Spring Fair on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017.
Coinciding with Mothering Sunday, the seasonal event offers the chance to celebrate the end of winter and welcome spring, with visitors able to sample a selection of seasonal products, in addition to meeting with local producers.
There’s also the chance to treat the special lady of the family, with an Afternoon Tea on Sunday for well-deserving mums.
Promising tasty treats, premium products, and an enjoyable spring shopping experience, don’t miss the chance to celebrate the new season at Whole Foods Market this March.
FREE entry 12 to 4pm each day. Visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Discover Cheltenham on a Town Trail
Want to know more about our town? Come into the Tourist Office in The Wilson, Cheltenham’s Art Gallery and Museum on Clarence Street and buy your copy for only £1.50. This will tell you about Cheltenham’s history and heritage, culture and entertainment, the colourful parks and gardens, shopping districts and more. Two town trails are included to help you get the most from your visit, and for country lovers there are details of a walk up Leckhampton Hill to get amazing views across the Severn Vale.
Arts and Crafts Movement Tours
Why not join our experience guide Dave Walton for a tour of our Nationally Designated collection of Arts and Crafts furniture, ceramics, metal-work, textiles, paintings, silver, jewellery and more at The Wilson?
You will hear about the movement itself and the designers, makers, owners etc; including William Morrris, C F A Voysey, M H Baillie Scott, as well as C R Ashbee, Gordon Russell, and Ernest Gimson and the brothers Ernest & Sidney Barnsley who all had connections with the Cotswolds.
Some pieces will be opened for those taking the tour. Dave aims to make the tour an enjoyable experience as well as being informative.
Tours take place weekly starting at 2pm on either Thursdays or Saturdays and last for about 1 hour. Tickets can be booked in advance or on the day at a cost of £5.
Danter's Fun Fair at Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse welcomes back Danter’s Fun Fair for its annual spring visit, setting up in town from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 March 2017.
Always a firm favourite, this year’s fair promises something for all the family, from its thrilling rides and gentle carousel, to tasty sweet treats.
Whether you’re reliving childhood memories on the dodgems, want to test your fear factor on a white-knuckle ride, or simply have to beat your sibling at hook a duck, don’t miss the fun at Cheltenham Racecourse this March.
Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 March, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
From 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 1pm on Sunday.
Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL50 4SH
Telephone: (01452) 728773
Tickets: Entry is free of charge, with varying prices for individual rides.
The Holst Birthplace Museum - Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
The Museum is a memorial to Holst, one of England’s most respected composers, best known for his work The Planets. It is one of only two composer birthplace museums in the country.
The house was built in 1832 and is typical of the many smaller Regency terraced houses built in Cheltenham at that time. Gustav Holst was born here on 21st September 1874 and lived here until 1882, shortly after his mother died. He died in London on 25th May 1934.
Visitors will learn more of Holst’s life, his music, his family and friendships, whilst being reminded of domestic life at the end of the 19th Century.
The Russian Evolution 2017 - The Paragon Gallery
We are delighted to announce our fourth annual exhibition of original paintings by some of Russia's most acclaimed artists. Featured artists include our popular resident artists, Iryna Yermolova, Katya Gridneva, Alexei Basanov, Olga Oreshnikov, Boris Anikin and Sergej Ovcharuk. We will also be exhibiting a selection of work by guest artists; Alexei Kvaratskheliya, Andrei Smirnov, Armen Gasparain, Kirill Gorodetsky, Nikolai Reznichenko, Oleg Eldeukov, Olga Gasparain, Revaz Kvaratskheliya and Valeriy Gridnev.
In the last decade, modern Russian painting has grown enormously in popularity in the West and in Britain in particular. Once highly idiosyncratic, Russian art has evolved, becoming more attuned to Western tastes whilst retaining some of its characteristic features. This will be an exciting show of very different art, including landscapes, still life, abstract and some very sensuous nudes. From 24th February to 11th March (closed on a Sunday).
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition - Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will once again be unveiled at Nature in Art on Tuesday 17 January 2017, providing an awe-inspiring collection of images which is set to appeal to art enthusiasts and naturalists alike.
An incredible collection of plants, animals and landscapes taken from across the globe are all captured in this photographic exhibition of the world’s most natural moments, represented by winning and commended entries from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.
For the largest and most prestigious event of its kind, now in its 52nd year, the international jury of experts spent months scrutinising almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries, for creative, artistic and technically complex images that reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.
Running until Sunday 12 March 2017, the exhibition promises to showcase the intrigue and beauty of our planet through the lens of wildlife photography, offering a glimpse of the natural world never seen before and providing even more reason to visit Nature in Art in 2017.