Roll up, roll up! The acclaimed Gifford’s Circus will be in town.

Prepare for an evening of memorising entertainment when the wildly popular Gifford’s Circus returns to thrill audiences every year.

Bringing the weird and wonderful, Gifford’s Circus always promises a spectacular show.

A fantastic show featuring live music, jaw-dropping stunts, and amazing animal performances, which is sure to follow the storming success of last year’s tour.

Established in 2000, Giffords Circus is a small circus company that delivers circus / theatre fusion to the villages and market towns of the South West. It combines dance, comedy, horses and live music in a one hour show, located on village greens in a small white tent surrounded by hand-made burgundy and gold showman’s wagons.

Guests also have the chance to visit the company’s Circus Sauce for a delicious three-course meal, which as the UK’s only travelling restaurant, offers a truly unique dining experience.

For information about all dates in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, see Gifford’s Circus for further information.

SVA Site Festival and Open Studios

Artist brushes in a studioSite Festival 2020

The SVA Site Festival, is an arts festival, which aims to showcase artist-led projects with a month long programme in June of visual arts, performance, music, screenings and artist talks plus two Open Studios weekends. The Site Festival, creates a platform for artists and artist collectives to show new work, initiate new projects and work collaboratively in sites across the Stroud Valleys.

This year’s Site Festival focuses on artists and musicians working with moving image. There will be a single screen artists film programme plus experimental music with film events in the Goods Shed.

The Site Festival launch is in April which will feature performances, exhibition openings and events taking place on the night in town culminating with the Site Festival after party which will bring independent London based music collectives and bands to SVA to perform into the early hours…

Stroud’s Site Festival Open Studios will be held 13th -14th June and 20th -21st June and will feature over 80 artists in 50 locations across the district. T

 

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival during October promises to be a wonderful 10-day celebration of reading, writing and authors this autumn.

Tens of thousand’s of literary lovers flock to Gloucestershire annually who expect to see literary legends, politicians and celebrity chefs, as well as comedians, and stars of the stage and screen, all set to descend on Cheltenham for the highly anticipated annual event.

Find out more information about this amazing event by visiting cheltenhamfestivals.com

Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

See one of the largest collections of naturalised snowdrops in the country at Painswick Rococo Gardens.

From as soon as January starts each year, the garden’s staff are anticipating that the snowdrops will be at their best, with the main Snowdrop Grove in flower.

Garden director Dominic Hamilton says: ‘Predicting the flowering of snowdrops is one of nature’s big gambles, as their peak is very dependent on the weather. With the warm December and early January our snowdrops are at least two weeks ahead of where they would normally be.’

Attracting thousands of visitors from far and wide every year, the snowdrops are set to carpet the area, providing a breathtaking sight at Painswick Rococo Gardens.

Venue: Painswick Rococo Garden
Dates: January to late February
Times: From 10.30am to 5pm
Telephone: (01452) 813204

Dogs welcome on leads.

 

Cheltenham Race Week

The Festival March 10th 2020 – March 13th 2020

The highlight of the Jump season with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The Festival epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours.
Read more at www.thefestival.co.uk

Festival Trials Day – 25th January 2020

 

Royal International Air Tattoo

Reds Formation

The world’s largest military air show and one of the UK’s top outdoor family event.

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking. Further information at www.airtattoo.com