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14TH JUNE – 5TH JULY FRESH AIR 2015, 12TH BIENNALE QUENINGTON SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, QUENINGTON

The biennial sculpture exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of traditionally modern and cutting-edge contemporary work in a stunning outdoor setting. Fresh Air 2015 will take place from Sunday June 14th until Sunday July 5th at Quenington Old Rectory, Quenington, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN. www.freshairsculpture.com/fresh-air-2015

30TH JUNE – 11TH JULY CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Cheltenham’s terribly classy annual festival of music returns, bringing with it Shostakovich 15, the Arcanto Quartet, Gabriela Montero and the New English Ballet Theatre. Please visit the website for full listings. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2015

4TH JULY STOW ON THE WOLD COTSWOLD FESTIVAL (WITH AN AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TWIST)

There’s a distinct transatlantic flavour to this year’s Stow on the Wold Cotswold Festival, so get decked out in stars and stripes. Stow has recently befriended the similarly-populated Massachusetts town of Appomattox, so head on over to see what the fruits of this special relationship may be – as we reflect on Stow’s own dramatic Civil War past. www.cotswoldfestival.com

4TH - 5TH JULY COTSWOLD SHOW AT CIRENCESTER PARK

Get ready for rural fun with show-ring attractions, stalls and delicious cookery demonstrations at Cirencester Park this summer. The Show Chairman is Lord Bathurst, at whose ancestral seat, Cirencester Park, the event is staged. www.cotswoldshow.co.uk

4TH - 5TH JULY STRATFORD-ON-AVON RIVER FESTIVAL

Since it was established, the Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading free festivals. 2014 was a record breaking year bringing nearly 50,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford. For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive. www.stratforward.co.uk/events/stratford-river-festival

15TH MAY – 20TH SEPTEMBER GIFFORDS CIRCUS, VARIOUS VENUES

The Cotswolds’ favourite artisan circus, Giffords, is back with their sensational new show Moon Songs. Clown Tweedy is shot from a cannon and then turns into the man in the moon, a bear gallops past on a pony, the little man laughs and chaos reigns in this topsy-turvy lunatic world. See www.giffordscircus.com for tour dates and details.

25TH MAY – 14TH SEPTEMBER SMALL HARE PASSPORT TRAIL, CIRENCESTER

Find the small hares in shops and buildings in and around Cirencester. Enter the Prize draw if you find them all and solve the mystery hare puzzle! Passports available from Town Council Information Point at Bingham House and the Visitor Information Centre at the Corinium Museum. www.cirencesterharefestival.org.uk

12TH JUNE – 26TH JULY LONGBOROUGH FESTIVAL OPERA

The LFO 2015 season includes performances of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Longborough Festival Opera has an intimate auditorium seating of just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds in the picturesque village of Longborough. www.lfo.org.uk 52

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8TH - 18TH JULY CHELTENHAM CRICKET FESTIVAL

Gloucestershire has been playing in the stunning grounds of Cheltenham College for over 140 years, making this the world’s longest running cricket festival on an outfield. The ground’s idyllic setting has provided a perfect backdrop for the Festival throughout its history, a great attraction for cricket fans, new supporters and big cricketing stars. www.gloscricket.co.uk/cricket/cheltenham-cricket-festival

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