Turn a New Leaf in the Cotswolds this Autumn
At Lords, we’re forever being greeted with the question of what’s on in the Cotswolds? Well, despite lots going on here at the hotel, there are acres of exciting Cotswolds events beyond your window which you can get stuck into this season, when hopefully staying with us. Below is a list of sophisticated events to get involved in over the next couple of months…
Art and Sculpture Exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa
10th September-9th October
Chedworth, the site of the remains of one of the grandest Roman Villas ever to be built in Britain, is a beautiful location at the best of times, but with the installation of over 70 art pieces from British artists, it truly shines. The installations range from mosaic to wooden sculpture and all reflect the site’s history, culture, wildlife and archaeology. There will even be an opportunity to take some of the art home with you!
Ceirw – A Savage Hart at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
Friday 16th September
Partly inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, Ceirw is an arresting and enchanting, original theatrical production. The story tells of a wealthy 19th century dandy with a lust for hunting. One dark and terrifying night, the trophies of his many hunts come back to life in an attempt to show him the horrors of his deeds. Ceirw employs the skills of acrobatic dancers and circus artists, together with impressive choreography, and aerial work.
For some good old fashioned grown up fun, Cheltenham’s upcoming Beer Week is sure to be a crowd pleaser. With masterclasses, brewery tours, blind tastings, curry nights, walking tours, cheese and beer pairings and many, many more deliciously hoppy events, you cannot go far wrong!
Giant Lego Trail at Slimbridge Wetland Centre
17th September-6th November
For something a little more light-hearted, how about some giant Lego animals? You will be able to enjoy a trail of eleven unique 1.5m Lego animal sculptures, some inspired by species that call Slimbridge Wetland Centre home. Among the Lego critters will be a Hawaiian goose (the world’s rarest goose), a red breasted goose, a mallard and a large North American River Otter. Plus a few exciting surprises. This is the perfect fun afternoon for kids big and small!
Hobgoblin Comedy Festival, Cheltenham
The comedy festival returns to Cheltenham once more, with as enviable a line-up as ever. Sarah Millican, Dawn French, John Cooper Clarke, Jenny Eclair, Mark Watson, Richard Herring- the list goes on! If you’re ready for a laugh, then this is the festival for you. Taking place at venues across Cheltenham, it’s not to be missed.
Medieval Banquet at Gloucester Cathedral
Experience the uproarious revelry of a medieval banquet in the beautiful Nave of Gloucester Cathedral. You will be welcomed with a drink followed by a plentiful medieval feast. With musicians in period costume, medieval ladies, and knights; you will be taken back in time with music, dancing, storytelling and even table side combat! Costume is encouraged, so it’s sure to be a thoroughly entertaining evening of medieval merriment!
With appearances from a wide and wonderful range of familiar faces, including gardener’s favourite, Monty Don; king of the uncomfortably up close, Ian McEwan; Tracy Beaker creator, Jacqueline Wilson; funny girl, Sara Pascoe and many many more, the festival promises to be an absolute belter. There are talks, films and workshops a-plenty. Whether its Shakespeare or Star Wars or Pete’s Magic Pants you’re after, there’s something for everyone at the world’s oldest literary festival.
Yes, you read that right, another literary festival! Only this time, within the historic walls of a World Heritage Site! Darcy Bussell, Jo Malone, Ken Hom, Simon Callow, and Richard E. Grant will all be making appearances, so make sure you get in penned in the diary. Not only will Ken Hom be speaking at the festival, he is also at the helm of the opening banquet- an amazing Chinese feast!
The Russian State Ballet at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Coming to the Everyman for three nights only, the Russian State Ballet are sure to wow with their three separate performances of Swan Lake (27th), Sleeping Beauty (28th) and The Nutcracker (29th). All set to beautiful score by Tchaikovsky, each ballet is unique and entrancing. The Everyman is the perfect setting for the beautiful ballets, with its stunning Grade II Listed theatre designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the infamous Hackney Empire and London Palladium, it provides a truly impressive backdrop for the Russian State Ballet’s magical performances.
Head down to Westonbirt School for all the collectors’ items, furnishings, contemporary sculpture, ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery, textiles, paintings you could ever wish for, plus much more! There’s something for everyone, with pieces ranging from £20 – over £10,000 in price! Download your ticket here for free entry!
N.B. Entry on the day will be £5.
Seen something which takes your fancy? Plan a round trip to the Cotswolds this season and rest your head with us here at Lords of the Manor. Book here or call us on 01451 820243 to start planning your Cotswolds adventure!