2017 Starts Now

It’s time to leave those January blues behind, and really sink your teeth into what the Cotswolds have to offer this year…


We think it’s probably fair to assume that everybody has just about recovered from the festive period and is ready to crawl out of hibernation and face this fresh new year square on. Here at our Cotswolds hotel, to help you make the most of things as you take your first tentative steps into what 2017 has to offer, we have put together a handy little guide to what’s on in the Cotswolds over the coming weeks. Take a look and see what takes your fancy…


Abstractions | The Gallery at The Guild, Chipping Campden

27th Jan – 8th Mar

This exciting (and not to mention free) new exhibition provides you with the worthwhile opportunity to acquaint yourself with a fantastic cooperative of local artists. The exhibition is headlined by photographer, Peter Lovelock; painter and engraver, David W Birch; and ceramicist, Hilary LaForce. The exhibition will also include work from all 28 members of this artist’s co-operative gallery.


Snowdrops | Everywhere!

Throughout February

All over the Cotswolds, Spring is beginning to spring, and there are plenty of locations where you can grab a slice of the snowdrop action. Batsford Arboretum are holding ‘Snowdrop Month’ throughout Febraury, Newark Park have their ‘Spectacular Snowdrop Weekend’ running on 4th & 5th Feb, Colesbourne Park invite you to view the snowdrops throughout February and into March, and Painswick Rococo Garden already have blooms on show!


A Passion for Fashion: 300 Years of Style | Blenheim Palace

11th Feb – 23rd Apr

This intriguing new exhibition at Blenheim Palace takes a look at the clothes, underclothes, shoes and accessories that would have been worn by the Palace’s residents throughout its 300-year history. With garments from Dior, top milliner Stephen Jones, Christian Louboutin and dress designers Elizabeth Emanuel and Christina Stambolian – creators of two of Princess Diana’s most iconic dresses, ‘A Passion for Fashion’ is a must see for lovers of style!


The Magic of Cinema | The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

20th Jan – 4th Mar

Do you adore the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age? Then get on your spats and a feather boa and head down to the Roses Theatre! This unmissable exhibition showcases local artists’ interpretations of some of Hollywood’s finest, from Fred Astaire to Judy Garland, you’ll find nods to all of the greats of Hollywood glamour.


The Play That Goes Wrong | Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

6th – 11th Feb

“The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!”

This fantastic comedy has burst onto the scene, full of slapstick mishaps, it really has stolen the show. Well worth a visit while it makes a pit-stop at The Everyman in Cheltenham.


You simply must make the most of all of the exciting events that the Cotswolds area has to offer over the coming month! Located in beautiful Upper Slaughter, Lords of the Manor makes the perfect hotel in Gloucestershire to base your Cotswolds adventure from. Book direct for our best rate guaranteed or give us a call on 01451 820 243.