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  1. Find your Happy Place in Cheltenham
    The wait is finally over! From the 17 May, we are delighted to welcome locals and visitors to discover / rediscover their ‘Happy Place in Cheltenham’.
  2. #HappyPlaceCheltenham Competition
    To celebrate the ‘re-opening’ of Cheltenham we are inviting locals, visitors and businesses to share their ‘Happy Place in Cheltenham’ on social media. Help us spread the love for Cheltenham and be in with a chance of winning over £1,000 worth of brilliant prizes...
  3. Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2019. Images copyright - Jo-Anne Hale

    After a very wet May, the sun is on its way. Events are also well and truly back in The Festival Town from this month!  Get ready to fill your diary with epic theatre performances, fun activities and festivals of all kinds, from science to food and hot air balloons.

    27 May 2021
  4. GWSR steam train coming out from under a tunnel

    We are delighted to announce that the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has expanded its services from today (18 May), reflecting the latest relaxation of Covid lockdown restrictions

    18 May 2021
  5. Cheltenham Music Festival Free Stage 2019

    Cheltenham Music Festival returns with 10 days of star performances and 21 world premieres. Visitors can expect Free Stage performances and Live Jazz concerts during a special celebratory weekend... 

    25 May 2021
  6. Fantasy Festival, Sudeley Castle

    The popular family-friendly festival returns July 2021 with a weekend of entertainment, outdoor activities, and fun for all ages.

    21 May 2021
  7. Wildlife-inspired trail launches to celebrate the start of summer!

    Take the new public art trail and find all the kingfishers scattered across the Cotswolds

    27 May 2021
  8. Latest news from the Everyman Theatre

    Latest news following the announcement yesterday (Monday 14) of a delay in the easing of the final stage of social distancing protocols...

    15 Jun 2021
  9. Cheltenham 2021 - Festivals & Major Events Guide
    A guide to Cheltenham 2021 ft. 30+ events inc. Cheltenham Festival, other races at Cheltenham, Cheltenham Festivals 2021 - Jazz, Science, Music, Literature, Music Festivals and many more major events.
  10. La Serenissima performing at Cheltenham Music Festival in 2021
    Cheltenham Music Festival returns 2-11 July 2021 with 10 days of star performances and 21 world premieres. Visitors can expect Free Stage performances and Live Jazz concerts in a special celebratory weekend bringing Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals together...
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  11. Cheltenham Literature Festival
    The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival will take place this year 8 - 17 October 2021. 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.
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  12. Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta
    After an amazing first year, we cannot wait to welcome back Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta to The Festival Town in 2021. Guaranteed to be a weekend extravaganza!
    1. 25 Jun 202127 Jun 2021
  13. The Play That Goes Wrong, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
    Mischief Theatre's multi award-winning international smash hit comedy returns to the Everyman Theatre as part of the special re-opening season. Tickets are sure to sell fast so book early!
    1. 20 Jul 20211 Aug 2021
  14. The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to the Everyman Theatre for the first time ever! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime.
    1. 21 Jun 20213 Jul 2021
  15. Mischief Theatre (The Play That Goes Wrong, Comedy About A Bank Robbery) return to the Everyman
    1. 4 Oct 20219 Oct 2021
  16. Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham
    Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham whilst lockdown measures are easing, outdoor places in Cheltenham, parks and gardens in Cheltenham, dog walks Cheltenham, street art tours in Cheltenham
  17. Historical Cheltenham free self-guided tour
    Learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town on this free self-guided tour which features a map of Cheltenham.
  18. Discover the history and heritage of this attractive Regency Spa Town. Anne is an experienced, locally based professional tourist guide, providing a relaxed and friendly service for people visiting Gloucestershire for leisure, for their holiday or on business. Anne strives to create a unique experience for each group. Her tour guiding service is flexible and itineraries can be tailored to include any specific attractions or interests the group has. Guided tours can be either walking tours around towns and villages or as coach tours.
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  19. Regency Cheltenham cycle trail
    A review of the Regency Cheltenham cycle trail by local blogger. Find out what it is really like to hire a bike from the Bicycle Hub and follow the Regency bike trail around the beautiful streets, parks and gardens of Cheltenham.
  20. Street art created by Inkie as part of Cheltenham Paint Festival

    One of the many wonderful things about the Cheltenham Paint Festival is that you can enjoy the street art year round as shown in our video...

    11 Jun 2020

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