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COTSWOLD CALENDAR

31ST JULY - 2ND AUGUST MOTORING HERITAGE AT PRESCOTT

This will be the perfect summer event for anyone who has an interest in pre-war motoring. Come along to Prescott and see some of the old greats hit the track again. www.prescott-hillclimb.com

31ST JULY – 2ND AUGUST THE 41ST ANNUAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE STEAM AND VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA, SOUTH CERNEY AIRFIELD NR. CIRENCESTER

This year the Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza will include a Steam Arena, fuelling non-stop steam action. Be prepared for a dazzling array of vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, buses and coaches, motorcycle, miniature steam vehicles, industrial trucks, emergency vehicles…phew, now we’re feeling quite out of steam. www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk

6TH – 9TH AUGUST WILDERNESS FESTIVAL, CORNBURY PARK

23RD AUGUST TEWKESBURY CLASSIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL, TEWKESBURY SCHOOL SPORTS FIELD

Featuring an incredible array of classic and vintage motors (plus a performance from The Haywood Sisters and a wide range of market stalls) the Tewkesbury Vehicle Festival will bring an old school cool to the Tudor town this summer. www.tewkesburycvf.org

28TH – 30TH AUGUST JAMIE OLIVER & ALEX JAMES’ BIG FEASTIVAL, KINGHAM

Great tunes and even better food – Jamie Oliver and Alex James have really cracked the festival formula with the Big Feastival. Hosted on Alex’s Kingham farm, this year’s festival will see appearances from Dizzee Rascal, Raymond Blanc and Paloma Faith – plus so many more. See our write-up on page 46 for more. www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival

The Cotswolds’ artsiest music festival is appropriately helmed by the ground breaking Icelandic artist Bjork, who with her surreal stylings will help make this Wilderness one to remember. But it’s not just tunes – a programme of talks, debates, theatre and art workshop events make Wilderness a highlight of the Cotswold calendar. www.wildernessfestival.com

7TH – 8TH AUGUST LAKEFEST, CROFT FARM WATERPARK

Pitch up by the waterfront for some lakeside festival fun. Lakefest’s fourth birthday will be making a splash with appearances from The Magic Numbers, Goldie Lookin Chain and the unforgettable Cheeky Girls. www.lakefest.co.uk

12TH – 16TH AUGUST HARTPURY HORSE TRIALS

Five action-filled days of competition all held within the stunning surroundings of Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. The event gets underway with the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers on Wednesday before moving onto the Optimum CCI1*, Magic CCI2* and Superflex CIC3* from Thursday. www.equineevents.hartpury.ac.uk

13TH – 15TH AUGUST FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION, CROPREDY, NR BANBURY

Organised by long-enduring band Fairport Convention, the Cropredy festival draws devoted hoards of music-lovers year on year. See online for the line-up and a ‘virgin’s guide’ to this unique knee’s up! www.fairportconvention.com

15TH AUGUST BATTLE PROMS PICNIC CONCERT, RAGLEY HALL, NR ALCESTER

The ever popular Battle Proms Picnic Concert will return to Ragley Hall on Saturday 15th August, the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, for an exceptional evening of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale. The picturesque lakeside setting provides a stunning backdrop. www.battleproms.com

28TH – 30TH AUGUST STROUD FRINGE FESTIVAL, STROUD

A festival for the incurably curious, filled with breathtaking beauty and the bewilderingly bizarre for the delight of children and the astonishment of adults. Enjoy vibrant culture and musical performances, from poetry to punk, fine art to folk, comedy to chaos theory, and everything in-between, set in one of the most exciting, creative towns in the Cotswolds. www.stroudfringe.co.uk

29TH – 30TH AUGUST THE PHOENIX FESTIVAL, CIRENCESTER

Brainchild of the Ozone Youth Club and supported by Cirencester Town Council and the Cirencester Community Development Trust, the Phoenix Festival is organised by young people with the passion to bring exciting live music to Cotswold audiences. ‘Bands, solo acts, duos, choirs, good food, great drink and the exceptional vibe of the great people of Cirencester - who could ask for more?’ www.phoenix-festival.co.uk

29TH – 31ST AUGUST EVESHAM FISHING FESTIVAL

Come celebrate all things fishing with Evesham’s top angling event. Packed with stalls and drawing crowds of thousands, it’s a great day out for all – whatever your affinity for fish. www.eveshamfestival.com 54

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