There is much to look forward to in The Festival Town 2021 including our four annual events by Cheltenham Festivals. Keep these dates free folks... 

In the spring we can look forward to the return of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, followed by the Cheltenham Science Festival in June, the Cheltenham Music Festival in the summer and of course the much loved Cheltenham Literature Festival in October.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

28 April – 3 May 2021

Cheltenham Jazz Festival (In association with BBC Radio 2)

Cheltenham Jazz Festival is one of Europe’s leading jazz festivals, featuring international headline acts, cutting-edge jazz and unique collaborations.

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10 – 13 June 2021

Cheltenham Science Festival

Cheltenham Science Festival explores the theme ‘Be The Change’ combining in-person and online events to show how science is shaping our future. The Schools and Family programme will be available digitally for free, while hands-on activities will be presented in a safe, socially-distanced environment for people of all ages.

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2-9 July 2021

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival will celebrate the best of British music, with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, New English Ballet Theatre and the UK’s finest soloists. There will be talks from industry leaders and an opening weekend of free music outdoors, with a wealth of artists covering western classical music and beyond.

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8-17 October 2021

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 

Still leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, the world’s first literature festival will Read the World, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers. The Festival’s pioneering mix of in-person and online events won it a coveted FutureBook 2020: Best Lockdown Event award and its Literature for Schools programme inspires a love of books in thousands of school children.

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