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THIS month we have some fantastic competitions for you to enter! Courtesy of The Spa-Kling Pool Company we have a Beefeater Barbecue worth £449.99 for you to win, as well as hospitality tickets to the Cheltenham Cricket Festival worth £130 kindly donated by Patesians Sports and Social Club. You will find even more competitions within this issue of The Local Answer, so be sure to enter for your chance to win! Owner of the Brown Jug, Matt Birch has just taken over The Wheatsheaf in Leckhampton. Offering great value food, and with a wonderful beer garden, it is an ideal place to visit this summer. We have a delicious dish from the pub’s head chef Daniel Greaves to tempt your tastebuds – just serve with fresh seasonal vegetables. Talking of vegetables, why not take the kids to Primrose Vale, where you can ‘pick your own’ local berries, currants and broad beans to your hearts content. For those of you who like something to get your teeth into, go along to The Parrot Bar & Grill – Cheltenham’s dedicated steakhouse. You will find a huge choice of nine steaks, with occasional specials such as Kobe Wagyu and Texas Longhorn on the menu. The kids will be breaking up from school before we know it, and as usual there are many shows, festivals, fetes and fayres for you to attend this month, just check out our jam-packed ‘What’s on’ section – you will be spoilt for choice!

We hope you enjoy the holiday season!

Contents Food & Entertainment 5 Delicious Dishes 7 What’s On 19 Town Centre Map 36 Short Walks 37 Vouchers 38 Health & Beauty 39 Homes & Gardens 45 In the Home 49 In the Garden 55 Did You Know? 57 Professional Services 59 Money Matters 63 Competition Winners/Rules 65 People First Policing 65 Index of Advertisers 66 Competitions: 12, 21, 24, 34 & 51

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Steak, glorious steak IF YOU have been looking to find a great dedicated Steakhouse in the centre of Cheltenham, look no further. The Parrot Bar & Grill launched as a Steakhouse in January and now serves up delicious homemade food to make your mouth water. With a huge choice of nine premium steaks including ribeye, sirloin, rump, t-bone, fillet – as well as occassional specials which include Kobe Wagyu, Texas Longhorn, Welsh Black and Ostrich to name but a few – you will definitely find something to get your teeth into! All meat served is locally sourced from the award winning Martin’s Meats in Toddington, and achieving a five star food hygiene rating – The Parrot has a lot to shout about! Don’t worry if you aren’t a huge steak fan, you will find plenty of other tempting options on offer for you to enjoy including vegetarian options and, of course, classic dishes such as Spaghetti Bolognese and Fish and Chips aren’t forgotten. On a Sunday, you will find a choice of three meats for your Sunday Roast – each comes with its own homemade gravy, parsnips, Yorkshire and fresh vegetables, and there are starter and dessert options too.

Eating great food is made more enjoyable if accompanied by good wines and other beverages, and served in convivial surroundings – The Parrot scores well on this front too. An excellent wine list and spacious, comfortable, warm surroundings help create the excellent atmosphere for a superb night out. The venue also caters for parties and weddings with a capacity of 150 people for buffets or 80 seated, and menus can be created for your specific requirements. Whether it is for a special event, family outing, business meeting or simply a tasty lunch whilst you are out shopping in town, the Steakhouse is conveniently located on North Street at the side of Boots.

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Manager Marcin Choromanski

From nine great steaks to nine great dishes – The Parrot is giving a 2-4-1 offer on more scrumptious food at lunchtimes. From Monday to Saturday you and a friend can enjoy any of the following dishes and only pay for one of them: Steak & Ale Pie, Home Cooked Ham & Egg, Whitebait, Thai Red Chicken Curry, Homemade Spaghetti Bolognese, Classic Fish & Chips or Chicken Caesar, Mediterranean Roast Vegetable and Smoked Salmon Salads. To take advantage of this brilliant offer – all at only £6.90 for two – use the coupon on our Vouchers page.

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Jane’s Flowers @ Roots & Fruits

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Special Occasion? wers ! o l F h t i Say it w 250 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7NB – 01242 216773 FRESH FRUIT DELIVERED TO YOUR WORK PLACE

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Stuffed Chicken

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You will need: 1 x chicken breast 1 x slice of bacon 40g smoked cheese 10 large potatoes 1/2 white onion 3 cloves of garlic (pureed) 3 large sprinkles of salt and pepper 3/4 pint double cream A little grated nutmeg (optional)

Method Firstly prepare the chicken breast by making a pocket in the side and then stuff it with smoked cheese. Wrap the bacon around the chicken. For the dauphinoise, start by thinly slicing the potatoes and onion. Mix together the double cream, pureed garlic, seasoning and nutmeg. Press the potatoes onto a tray with the onions and pour over the mixture. Bake slowly until golden brown. Serve with fresh seasonal vegetables and a rich gravy. Recipe courtesy of Head Chef Daniel Greaves at:

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Superb new venue for Leckhampton The Wheatsheaf in Leckhampton’s Old Bath Road is now under new management and has been transformed into an excellent facility to serve the whole community. The conversion undertaken by new landlord Matt Birch renders this historic inn much more than a great ‘gastro pub’ – not only does it now cater for all ages enjoying high quality cuisine throughout the week, it also provides a wonderful environment and atmosphere for people’s entertainment in a variety of ways. Customers simply wishing to meet friends for a daytime coffee or a few drinks in the evening; those looking to soak up the rays while socialising in the huge, family-friendly garden; people interested in live sport can watch any one of three screens in the excellent function room and cheer their favourites on without disturbing the softer ambience of the dining areas. As well as being great for parties and events for up to 150 people, the function room also serves the local business community well. Free WiFi is available and the ability to section off part of the room make it ideal for meetings, staff training, conferences or seminars. Like any customers, companies can also take advantage of the spacious garden with its ‘builtin’ barbecues and decking area. The venue will also be used by the pub itself to deliver nights of music and entertainment with a monthly jazz night from September and Howlers comedy nights starting in October. As well as investing near £180,000 in landscaping, furniture, lighting, décor and structural improvements such as wheelchair access and a baby changing area as part of the refurbishment, Matt and his wife Victoria have drawn on their experience gained in recent years improving The Wheatsheaf’s ‘sister pub’ – The Brown Jug on the main Bath Road shopping area. Matt says: “Improving the physical appearance, general facilities and serving food regularly are not enough. We use top quality fresh local produce from a variety of suppliers – Creed Catering, Peter Jefferies Butchers, Cotswold Fish & Game and Mise en Place fruit and vegetable wholesalers at Staverton. “We also deliver a superb range of beverages including popular ciders,

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ales and wines – but, most importantly, we have invested in a team of friendly, helpful professionals to ensure customer satisfaction. Having great chefs, management, bar and waiting staff makes all the difference.” The Wheatsheaf’s menu is varied and competitively priced with special offers regularly available such as light lunch deals and evening meals for only £6.50 for the over-60s. The pub will also be hosting events like “Cider & Sausage” evenings, “Wine & Cheese Tasting” and “Psychic Suppers” from July onwards. “Ramblers’ Roasts” is another themed offering to provide sustenance to those walking over Leckhampton Hill. If walking isn’t your thing, why not burn off the calories at the aerobics classes that will also be starting in July. For further information of everything The Wheatsheaf has on offer visit their website, give them a call or simply pop in for a chat – contact details below. As many will have witnessed through his tenure at The Brown Jug and as former chairman of the Bath Road Traders’ Association, Matt will continue to raise money for local charities, with The Wheatsheaf initially supporting Sue Ryder Care and the National Star College. The changes taking place at The Wheatsheaf are completely refreshing – why not go and see for yourself?

Just some of The Wheatsheaf team waiting to serve you: (from left to right) Patrick Hart, Alice Women, Hannah Gardner, Sam Redfern, Matt Birch and Dan Greaves.

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SERVING TIMES Monday to Friday Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm & Dinner 6-8.30pm Saturday Lunch 11.30am-3pm & Dinner 6-9pm Sunday Lunch 12 noon-4pm (two courses only £12.50)

ephone 01242 525 371 ~ www.thewheatsheaf-cheltenham.co.uk


WIN a 2-course meal & wine for 4 people! Courtesy of The Wheatsheaf in Leckhampton, and in celebration of the major refurbishment just carried out under new landlord Matt Birch, we have this great prize for one lucky reader to share with friends or family – a 2-course meal for four people plus a bottle of house wine. How do we know it’s a great prize? – we’ve already tasted the wonderful food, service and atmosphere on offer from Matt and his team. Two of us indulged in a delicious three-course meal and, apart from being most impressed with the cuisine, it was the general atmosphere and excellent service that made our experience all the more enjoyable. My colleague opted for the freshly-made Tomato & Basil Soup for her starter, followed by Pan Seared Fillet of Seabass served with roasted baby tomatoes and courgettes, Parmetier potatoes and drizzled with pesto and lemon oil. She rounded her meal off with Rhubarb Crumble & Custard. I made a mistake when ordering my starter – not noticing that the Baked Camembert was intended for sharing by two people! It was served with a Rosemary, garlic and fruit jam plus warm ciabatta, and would definitely be an ample starter for two. The 10oz Ribeye Steak with wild mushrooms, wilted spinach, red wine sauce and thick cut chips was my main course choice, followed by Cre`me Brûlée. We both agreed (trying each other’s dishes as we went along) the food was of a great standard – obviously freshly prepared, flavoursome and well presented. We’ll be dining at The Wheatsheaf again soon! For your chance to dine for free, enter our draw by sending your name, address, telephone number and email address to: Wheatsheaf Draw, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: Friday 15th July 2011.

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Taena Pottery

Bears Michele Nicholls

This month we celebrate our second birthday! You are invited to join us for our BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! By Local started in July 2009 and was originally supposed to run for just six weeks. Due to the success of the shop and the support of The Regent Arcade and of course the public we are still going strong. We currently have over thirty artists and makers involved and this month we have Jackie Hawkins a fused glass artist joining the shop.

To celebrate our Birthday we have planned three days of demonstrations, workshops and a chance for you to meet the makers. Grasses Trudi Hayden

Event Line up Trudi Hayden painting LIVE Textured bowl workshop Sue Tiedeman painting LIVE Wood turning demonstration Knitted bears workshop Free kids quiz French knitting workshop Birthday cake Jewellery making demo Raffle Free kids workshop Kids pottery workshop

Eric Sue Tiedeman

Bowl Tara Davidson

For more information on any of the events and to book a place for any of the workshops please call by local on 07539 397 360

We are located on the 1st floor of the Regent Arcade, Cheltenham – opposite Butler’s Cafe (High Street entrance) Visit our website, call or email us for more information...

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Welcome to Wadworthshire Trevor and Liz Johnson welcome you to The Colesbourne Inn. Whether you are passing by or calling in for drinks, food or simply to enjoy al fresco dining during our long hot lazy summers, you can always be sure of a warm welcome. We also cater for small informal gatherings, business lunches and ladies that lunch.

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Bring this advert with you to receive a Free Bottle of house wine when 4 people dine from our main menu

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The Local Answer Event Listings are compiled and presented in good faith with the kind support of many contributors. We recommend you use the contact details provided to check event information updates prior to planning your visit. UNTIL 2 JULY RONNIE BICCARD EXHIBITION International South African artist Ronnie Biccard will be exhibiting at Stand 17, Art in the Park, Imperial Gardens. 10am-8pm daily. ronniebiccard@gmail.com. 01242 580608. ronniebiccardartist.weebly.com. UNDER MILK WOOD by Dylan Thomas. Evenings at 7.45pm. £10. Concessions £8 (Tuesday and Wednesday). The Playhouse Theatre, Bath Road, GL53 7HG. 01242 522852. UNTIL 10 JULY CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL Book tickets online at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com. 1 JULY SANDS CHARITY BALL There will be a fair, four live bands, casino, big auction and lots of surprises! French theme/Pink Panther. Tickets £50 including all food. 7pm-3am at Hatherley Manor Hotel, GL2 9QA. Call Jason Hyde on 07812 996653 for more details or to book tickets. JULIAN SMITH Saxophone player from 2009 Britain’s Got Talent. 7.30pm. £15. Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury. OPEN MIC SESSION Run by Colin Hartley. 9pm. Free. Fiery Angel, 83 Hewlett Road. 2 JULY SUMMER BREEZE FESTIVAL Local folk band ‘Roving Crows’ will be making an appearance. Warren Farm, Liddington, Nr Swindon, SN4 0EB. For full line up and tickets visit summerbreezefest.co.uk. DIRTY TRAINERS 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NF. SHOOBOP 8.45pm. Charlton Kings Club.

THE 41st GUITING FESTIVAL

Bacon Theatre’s Open-Air Festival

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL COMEDY PREVIEW £5 advance, £8 door. ft Josh Widdicombe & Andrew Lawrence. Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS. TANGO TASTER Find out if it is for you at this introductory session; you don’t need previous dance experience or a partner. The dance involves quite a lot of swivelling so wear shoes with a smooth sole and a slight heel. 11am-1pm. £5. Gloucester wyrd Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS. 2&3 JULY THE COTSWOLD SHOW AT CIRENCESTER PARK Combining town and country pursuits of fun activities and displays, a great day out for all ages. Advance tickets: Adults ages 15+ £8.80, Children 3-14 £3.20. Gate

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Join the girls in Cheltenham and walk, jog or run to help beat cancer. Saturday 10am 10k, Sunday 11am 5k. Cheltenham Racecourse, GL50 4SH. Visit www.raceforlife.org to enter.

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PERFORMERS Friday July 22nd The Kathryn Tickell Band Saturday July 23rd Jack Liebeck (violin) & Katya Apekisheva (piano) Sunday July 24th The Jazz Repertory Company (Louis Armstrong / Fats Waller) Monday July 25th The Navarra Quartet (string quartet) Tuesday July 26th Red Priest in “Pirates of the Baroque” (early music) Wednesday July 27th Alex Chaushian (cello) & Polina Leschenko (piano) Thurdsay July 28th Selmer #607 (french gypsy jazz) Friday July 29th The Orchestra of St. Paul’s (string ensemble) Saturday July 30th Joanna MacGregor (piano)

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DESTINATION – *denotes entry or admission included Adult Senior Child Dra yt o n Ma n o r Pa rk* – Theme Park for all the Family £30 £28 £26 T4 o n th e B e a ch a t We st o n (Coach only) £14 £13 £10 Lo o e & Po lp erro – Sand, Sea & Shops £20 £19 £12 Th e R o ya l I nt e rna tio n a l A ir Ta t to o* at Fairford £42 £40 £10 Da wl ish & Te ig nmo u th – Sand, Sea & Shops £18 £17 £12 To rq ua y o r Pa ig nt o n – Sand, Sea & Shops £18 £17 £12 Ba rr y & Po rth ca wl – Sand, Sea & Shops £18 £17 £12 We lla n d St e a m & C ou n tr y R a lly* – Great Family Day Out £22 £19 £15 Sid mo ut h – Folk Week £18 £17 £12 To u r of L o nd o n 20 12 Ol ymp ic a nd Para l ymp ic Sit e* – with an Official Guide £25 £24 £18 Dick Whit ti ng t on ’s Fa rm* – includes Indoor Play Area £15 £14 £6 Co t s wo ld Fa rm Pa rk* at Guiting Power £16 £15 £10 Dra yt o n Ma n o r Pa rk* – Theme Park for all the Family £30 £28 £26 Bl a ck po o l – Pleasure Beach, Sand, Sea & Tower £20 £19 £12 Alto n To we rs* – Theme Park for all the Family £46 £36 £36 Ma nc he st e r Un it e d F C Sta d iu m To ur* £32 £30 £18 Co t s wo ld Wild L ife Pa rk* at Burford £20 £17 £12 Gu id e d To u r o f Mo rga n C a rs* – Factory & Museum £22 £20 £16 L o n g l e a t S a f a r i & A d v e n t u r e P a r k* £33 £30 £20 Dick Whit ti ng t on ’s Fa rm* – includes Indoor Play Area £15 £14 £6 Bri st ol Zo o (Coach only) or C ri bb s C a us e wa y £14 £13 £9 Mo nk e y Wo rld* or Tan k Mu se u m* at Bovington £28 £24 £18 Bl a c k C o u n t r y M u s e u m* £25 £23 £15 Wa rwick C a st le En ca mp men t E ve n in g* – experience the £32 £32 £28 sights and smells of the castle preparing for battle, Birds of Prey show, firing of the World’s largest siege machine the For all your Private Trebuchet, Afternoon Tea & Evening BBQ

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3 JULY JOHN LAWRENCE QUINTET 9pm. Free. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT. PAUL NEWMANS SHOW TIME Pop, Rock and Blues. 8pm. £3. The Double Barrel, Salisbury Avenue, GL51 3BY. 5 JULY BEX, FRANKS & FRIENDS Musical get together. Jazz, reggae, blues, Spanish – all types of music. Acoustic, percussion, guitars. 8pm. Free. Jolly Brewmaster, Painswick Road, GL20 2EZ. THE HENCHMEN Guitar/Sax quartet. Swing to Modern. Jazz, Latin and Ska. 9pm. Free. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT. 7 JULY THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS Saltmine Theatre Company’s brand new production follows Christian as he sets out on a dangerous adventure. Suitable for ages 12+. £14.50 (£13.50 concs), Friends £13.50/£13, Students £7. The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkes. 7-9 JULY SUMMER SHOWCASE Students will perform an evening of song, dance and drama. The performances highlight the unique talent of Theatre Studio students from the ages of four to eighteen and will also show work from this year’s Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and other festivals that the students have participated in during the academic year. Evenings at 7.30pm, Sat Matinee at

2.30pm. £9. Box Office 01242 522852. The Playhouse Theatre, Bath Road, GL53 7HG. 8 JULY OPEN MIC SESSION Run by Colin Hartley. 9pm. Free. Fiery Angel, 83 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham. MOTHING AT THE ORANGERY

Join moth expert Mick McCrea and museum staff and discover the mysterious and magical world of moths in Stratford Park. All ages welcome. Bring a torch. 8pm until late. Donations please. 01453 763394. Museum In The Park, Stratford Park, GL5 4AF. www.museuminthepark.org.uk. 8-11 JULY BARN ON THE FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL AT OVER FARM Music, camping, beer, wine and cider. Overfarm Market, Over, GL2 8DB. www.barnonthefarm.co.uk.

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9 JULY PIED PIPER JUNIOR AQUATHLON A fun sporting challenge which raises funds for two charities designed for children aged 8 to 16. Sandford Parks Lido. 8-11am. Entry £13. 01242 524430. Visit www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk for more information. MIDSUMMER FIESTA All Day. Montpellier Gardens, GL50 1UW. THE HIDCOTE PLAY – PINOCCHIO Gates open 6.30pm. 7.30-9.30pm. Adults £15, child £7.50 (16 or under). Booking Essential 01386 438333. Hidcote Manor Gardens, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, GL55 6LR. BRADLEY ROAD SALE

Due to the continuing success of previous years – Bradley Road Sale, Charlton Kings is being held on 9th July from 10am-2pm. Majority of households in the road join in this annual event selling crafts, plants, garden items, toys, books, furniture, clothes, refreshments etc. There will be something for everyone!

WIN A CRICKET HOSPITALITY PACKAGE FOR TWO PEOPLE Patesians Sports & Social Club have kindly donated a Hospitality Package for two people – worth £130 – to enjoy a day’s food and entertainment in the club’s marquee at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival on Wednesday 27th July. The Old Patesians was one of the first local clubs to take a tent at the Festival, and that too has developed over the years from small beginnings. All members and guests are welcome, whether to watch the cricket with a drink and/or snack or to indulge in the popular corporate hospitality package. There are still some spaces left on certain days – call Di Kingscott on 01242 519569. The Hospitality Package prize consists of Ground entrance tickets, morning coffee and biscuits, four course lunch with bottle of wine, reserved spectator seats, afternoon tea with freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes, and the pay bar is available all day. To enter the draw, send your name, address and phone number to: Patesians Competition, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: Friday15th July 2011.

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MOTORCYCLE AUCTION Saturday 13th August 2011 Deadline for entries Friday 15th July 2011

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9 JULY WILSON’S WONDERS – WALK Discover the remarkable plants brought to Britain by the legendary Gloucestershire plant hunter, Ernest Chinese Wilson. 11am-1pm. Free after admission. Booking essential. Call 01666 880220. No dogs allowed. Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS. GYPSY FIRE Gypsy Fire’s magic breathes new life into delicious dark and impish melodies from the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin, rock, blues and beyond. £13-15. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. WEST FEST

WEARABLE ART FESTIVAL Taking place in the streets of the beautiful and iconic Cotswolds village of Painswick. There will be a wearable art competition as well as high quality art and craft stalls, street performers, music, and lots of wonderful food and drink. www.wapfestival.co.uk. TODDINGTON’S 4TH BUS RALLY www.gwsr.com. The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 5DT Tel: 01242 621405 email: info@gwsr.com. OPEN MIC Run by Dan and Olly. 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ. 11 JULY PAINTING FROM LIFE WITH RONALD SWANWICK You will be part of a small group and Ron will be demonstrating how to work quickly and directly in the manner of Constable or Monet from life. £50. To book onto this event please contact Eleanor Wise on 01453 891223 or email Eleanor.wise@wwt.org.uk. Held at the Slimbridge WWT, GL2 7BT. www.ronaldswanwick.co.uk. GALLOWS Hardcore rock outfit Gallows make their long overdue Guildhall debut. £13. www.gloucester.gov.uk. Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS. TEA DANCE Enjoy an afternoon of dancing,conversation and, tea and biscuits! £3.50. 2.30pm. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA.

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9 & 10 JULY TEWKESBURY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL Tewkesbury Medieval Festival takes place on fields off Lincoln Green Lane, part of the site of the original Battle of Tewkesbury of 1471. Watch armourers and other craftsmen at work, visit the medieval market or King Edward and his court in their sumptuous camp, plus lots more entertainment and refreshments. Free. Saturday 11am start. Sunday 9.15am start. Visit www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org, SUMMER DIESEL GALA www.gwsr.com. The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 5DT Tel: 01242 621405 email: info@gwsr.com. 10 JULY CANCER RESEARCH UK NETBALL TOURNAMENT AND FAMILY FUN DAY All abilities and mixed teams welcome. £35 per team entry. Prizes and refreshments available. Event starts at 9.30am at Pates Grammar School. Children’s activities, a silent auction and picnics welcome. To get a team involved, to volunteer help, get your company involved in sponsorship or to donate for the auction or to donate in any other way (we can offer advertising in return) please contact Kate Carr (07792 131146) katecarr@live.com. CHARISMA ModernJazz Sextet. 9pm. Free. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT.

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WIN TICKETS! THANKS to the Bacon Theatre we’ve got three pairs of tickets to see The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Bill Scott on Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm for three lucky readers to win! As part of the Open-air Theatre Festival in the idyllic Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Miracle Theatre present their lively and hilarious show – The Death of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes has a brand new mystery to solve and this time he is the victim! Investigating a most ingenious crime, where the only witness is a garden gnome, Holmes receives a tip off from beyond the grave and enlists the help of Dr Watson to follow a trail inhabited by criminal masterminds and suspicious fairies. Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre stirs up all the ingredients of the best Sherlock Holmes mysteries with a large measure of comedy to bring audiences of all ages a period thriller with a sting in its tail. ‘Miracle Theatre Company has a way of breathing fresh life into old favourites’ Dorset Echo. Tickets: £13 (£11) available from 01242 258002 or online at www.bacontheatre.co.uk. To enter our draw, just send your name, address and telephone number to: Sherlock Holmes, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: 15th July 2011. Prinknash Abbey

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13 JULY GULL WATCHING SPECIAL 6.30pm. £12 per person. This event must be pre-booked on 01453 891223 or eleanor.wise@wwt.org.uk. DYLAN MORAN Stand up comedy. £20. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA. TRUE COLOURS Blues Rock n Roll Band. 9-11pm. Free. The Norwood, Bath Road. 13-16 JULY GUYS AND DOLLS

GLORIOUS GLOUCESTERSHIRE FLOWER FESTIVAL Entrance tickets cover admission to the floral displays and stalls and include a free programme. 10am-5pm. Book tickets at www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk or visit Glos tourist information centre. WYRD SISTERS Adapted by Stephen Briggs. From the novel by Terry Pratchett. Evenings at 7.45pm. £10. Concessions £8. (Except Saturday). Box Office 01242 522852. Box Office 01242 522852. The Playhouse Theatre, Bath Road, GL53 7HG. 14 JULY LEON DAYE 9pm. Free. The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve. 14-16 JULY 2000 TREES FESTIVAL Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, GL54 4BL. For line up and ticket info visit www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk. 15 JULY LADIES ONLY CABARET Ebony Ivory Entertainments present an evening of fun with our Dishy DJ Steaming Performers and a 3 course meal served up by hunky waiters – all for £25.00! 7pm. Centralians Rugby Club, Saintbridge Sports Centre, Painwswick Road, Gloucester GL4 4QX. For information of other events call Free on 08081988273. OPEN MIC SESSION 9pm. Free. Fiery Angel, 83 Hewlett Road. RICK CHASE 9pm. Free. The Royal George, Birdlip.

A show with charm, humour, romance and vitality set in New York in the early fifties. Promenade Productions at the Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE. Performances at 7.30pm. Tickets £8-12. For tickets and info call Showcase on 01242 224144 or visit www.showcaseonline.co.uk.

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ATHLETE: THE HITS STRIPPED BACK With support from The Robot Heart. £18 advance, £20 on the door (subject to availability) Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS. WESTLIFE AT WESTONBIRT Critical acclaim for the group has come via numerous awards including two BRITS, an MTV Europe Music Award and being the only artists to win the prestigious Record of the Year an incredible four times. £37.50 (subject to booking fee) are available from the Forest shop on site, the Forestry Commission box office telephone 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music. www.westlife.com. Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS. THE RAT PACK SHOW LIVE A sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis in a fabulous production that continues to be successful all over the world. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL INC BEX & FRANKS AND MUNDO PEQUENO All Day. Free. The Brewery, Henrietta Street. NEW MOON Melodic anthemic Indie Rock. Original songs, very catchy tunes. 9pm. Free. St Pauls Tavern, St Pauls Road. OVER THE HILL Classic Rock and Blues. 9pm. The Albion Club, Albion House, North St. Small charge. SLOW JIN 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NF. WORRIED MEN 8.45pm. Charlton Kings Working Mens Club. 16-17 JULY 40TH ANNIVERSARY AIR TATTOO The worlds largest military air show with over two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities and ground exhibitions. Exclusive Sunday performance on the concert stage by pop sensation Alexandra Burke. Gates open at 7.30am on both days. RAF Fairford, nr Swindon. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 0800 107 1940. www.airtattoo.com.

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Ever wondered what animals call Hidcote their home after the sun sets? Pack a tent and take along a picnic to enjoy this unique opportunity to stay overnight and explore the garden with the experts. 7pm-9.30am. Adult £35 (Includes Breakfast), Child £17.50 (Includes Breakfast). Booking Essential, call 01386 438333. Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, GL55 6LR. 16 & 27 JULY SCENIC SUPPER CRUISE See the splendid medieval forest from the panoramic windows of the heritage diesel railcars, with fish ‘n’ chips with a bar serving quality bottled beers, spirits and wine, plus tea and coffee available on board. Passengers may join the train at Parkend, Lydney Town or Norchard. A delightful evening experience. For details or bookings, please phone 01594 845840. Bookings to be made in advance. www.deanforestrailway.co.uk. 17 JULY PHILOMUSICA: NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS Philomusica is a mixed local choir of around 100 members, aged from 8 to 80. Join them for a stunning evening of singing under the stars, featuring the complete song list from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, plus other musical delights from the ever-popular musicals Les Misérables, Showboat and Phantom of the Opera. After the performance there will be a retiring collection in aid of Winston’s Wish, the charity that supports bereaved children. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8. Children £4. Box Office: 01242 258002. www.bacontheatre.co.uk.

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Tickets £33.50 (subject to booking fee) on sale from the Forest Shop at Westonbirt, the Forestry Commission box office, tel 03000 680400, or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music. Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS. ZUMBATHON! Three hours of Zumba action with Gloucestershire instructor Mandy Bains, in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Winston’s Wish. Tickets £10. 2pm-5pm. The Centaur Auditorium, Cheltenham Racecourse. Contact Mandy on 07790 545570, or email info@zumbawithmandy.co.uk. www.zumbawithmandy.co.uk. STEVE FRANKS AND BARRY LEWIS Flamenco and Latin Guitar Music. 9pm. Free. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT. OPEN MIC Run by Daniel & Olly. 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ. GREG WINTERS 9pm. Rising Sun Hotel, Cleeve Hill.

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01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. 19 JULY LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working in a flower shop on Skid Row. One day Seymour’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious new plant that has an unusual diet. Featuring unforgettable performances from comedy legends Steve Martin, Bill Murray and John Candy, this cult musical classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Feed me Seymour... 9.15pm. £6 (£5). 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk.

BAYSHILL JAM SESSION Run by Paul Newman. Jam Band to play with. Rock, Pop, Blues Jazz. Guitars, drums, Sax keyboard etc. All Musicians and singers welcome. 9-11pm. Free. The Bayshill, St Georges Place. BEX, FRANKS & FRIENDS Musical get together. Jazz, reggae, blues, Spanish – all types of music. Acoustic, percussion, guitars. Bass. 8pm. Free. Jolly Brewmaster, Painswick Road, GL20 2EZ. THE IMPROVISED TRIO Alex Steele (Piano) Dom Franks (Sax), Ben Thomas (Trumpet). Plus guest vocalist. The concert will feature jazz standards, folk songs, and melodic originals destined to make the most of the resonant acoustics of the chapel. Funds raised go to Sport Malawi, a charity supporting educational and community development projects through the use of sports throughout Malawi. The Chapel, Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire, St Pauls Lane, GL50 4AZ. £6 on the door / £4 concs. 20 JULY THE DEATH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Sherlock Holmes has a brand new mystery to solve and this time he is the victim! Holmes receives a tip off from beyond the grave and enlists the help of Dr Watson to follow a trail inhabited by criminal masterminds and suspicious fairies. Cornwall’s open-air theatre company, Miracle Theatre, stirs up all the ingredients of the best Sherlock Holmes mysteries with a large measure of comedy to bring

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22 JULY MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Hero loves Claudio, and he loves her, but will it all end happily? Beatrice loathes Benedick and he loathes her, or do they? Don John hates everyone and plots much mischief, and Don Pedro and Leonato desire joy for all. Who will succeed in their plans and who will fail? Welcome to the world of Shakespeare’s classic, comedy about eavesdropping, love, jealousy, revenge, silliness and acerbic wit; all performed in the great outdoors. 7.30pm. 01242 258002. £13 (£11). Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. CHELTENHAM CONNECTIONS Bobby Paul has been performing his tribute to Sir Elton John for the past 12 years. The show boasts live vocals plus live piano. £6. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA. OPEN MIC SESSION 9pm. Free. Fiery Angel, 83 Hewlett Road.

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JB3 Jazz, Swing, Blues. 9pm. Free. The Royal George, Birdlip. SONS OF THE DELTA Acoustic Trio, 9pm. The Strand, High St. 22-24 JULY ROCK CHOIR LIVE! Up-lifting and energetic performances of well-known feel good contemporary songs guaranteed to leave audiences on a high. 8pm. £13. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk. GLOUCESTER FOOD FESTIVAL Gloucester Quays plays host to a unique Food Festival this summer with celebrity chefs Gino D’Acampo and James Martin showing off their culinary skills at a special Cookery Theatre on Saturday (Gino) and Sunday (James). The Food Festival is free; tickets for the Cookery theatre for Gino and James will need to be booked in advance and cost £5 per person. Book tickets at gloucesterquaysfoodfestival.co.uk. For general information call 01452 338 933. St Ann Way, Gloucester, GL1 5SH. 22-31 JULY ARCHITECTS OF AIR AT TAURUS CRAFTS www.architects-of-air.com. £3. Taurus Crafts, Nr. Lydney, Forest of Dean, Glos. GL15 6BU. 23 JULY JIVEOHOLICS 8.45pm. Charlton Kings Working Mens Club.

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The punctual and particular Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout race against the clock, with the incompetent Detective Fix hot on their heels. Typhoons, runaway trains and a terrifying Apache tribe are amongst the tribulations they encounter as they travel to exotic and far-flung corners of the world. Join Jenny Wren Productions as they tour around the county in less than 80 days - 5 actors play 39 characters in this fun-packed, fast-paced, open-air, family-friendly adventure. 7pm. £10. (£8). 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk.

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24 JULY AN EVENING WITH DOM JOLY 8pm. Tickets £19.50. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA. SUE RYDER HOSPICE – ANTIQUES AT THE COURT Come and enjoy what looks to be a very valuable day at the Court. Expert antique auctioneers, Moore, Allen and Innocent will be at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice to value your family heirlooms, or that bargain you picked up from a car boot sale, that you hope is worth a fortune! Philip Allwood, a regular on Bargain Hunt, Flog it and Going for a Song, and his team will be spending the day assessing valuables at a charge of £3 per item or two items for £5. All proceeds will be coming to the Sue Ryder. Even the weather will not dampen our expert’s spirits as they will talk to you about your treasures in the dry of a marquee. The Hospice auction room doors open at 1pm and close at 5pm. Refreshments and BBQ will be available. Come and help us discover the secret treasures of Cheltenham and raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. For more information please contact Zoë Travis on 01242 246285. OPEN GARDEN: HIGHNAM COURT Sit back and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment in this beautiful setting.11am-5pm. Adults £4. Children free. www.redcross.org.uk. OPEN MIC Run by Daniel & Olly. 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ.

THE MOLE WHO KNEW IT WAS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS

25-29 JULY WEST END BOOT CAMP – THE BIG ACT Stars of the West End visit Cheltenham for one week only to share their skills in acting, singing and dance. Spend a week working with leading performers from West End shows including Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Grease, Cats and many more. After a whole week picking up tricks of the trade, perform your very own specially devised showcase. This theatre summer school caters for all levels of experience and ability. The Cheltenham Ladies' College. All day every day. £130 (8-19 yrs) £70 (4-7 yrs). Details: www.thebigact.com

Join the energetic children’s theatre company Kipper Tie for a magical, openair, musical adaptation of the popular children’s picture-book by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. Follow Mole’s travels as he meets a variety of outlandish and amusing characters in this cathartic tale, set to a delightful original score, that is sure to captivate children aged 4+ and their adults too. Go along early in fancy dress for face-painting and picnicking in the Tuckwell Amphitheatre before the show. Tickets: £10(£7) Family £30. 5pm. 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. PETE SIMKINS TIVOLI SERANADERS Free. Classic, Dixiland, and Swing Jazz Era. All Welcome to play or just listen. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT.

25 JULY - 7 AUGUST THE LACE LADIES Lace Society members from Cotswold, Pillow Talk and Vale lacemaking groups will be chatting to visitors and demonstrating in the exhibition room daily. 10.30 am12.45pm &1.45pm-4pm. ‘Have a go’ pillow – learn the basics (just 2 simple movements) and make lace butterflies. Information on how to begin lacemaking, teachers and groups. Display of work changing daily. Children especially welcome. Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe Gloucestershire GL54 5JD. 26 JULY BEX, FRANKS & FRIENDS Musical get together. Jazz, reggae, blues, Spanish – all types of music. Acoustic, percussion, guitars. Bass. 8pm. Free. Jolly Brewmaster, Painswick Road, GL20 2EZ.

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AFRICA UNITED

Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), three Rwandan children set off through the endless horizons of Africa to the Football World Cup in South Africa, 3000 miles away. As they walk they gather a ragamuffin team of broken and brilliant characters that help them negotiate through a series of glorious, dangerous, hilarious and often bizarre situations. This epic walk through seven countries is full of joy, laughter, hope and generosity. 9.15pm. 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. ROBIN HOOD Join his merry band of outlaws and help Robin release Little John and foil the Sheriff’s plot. This play is set in the Sheriff’s castle with actors, puppets and audience participation. Suitable for 5-10yrs. 3pm. £6. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk.

BEN VERDERY Performing an all-American programme, containing several world premieres, including work for classical, electric and steel string guitar. £16. 7.30pm. Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, GL52 3JE. COSTUME DESIGN WORKSHOPS FOR AGES 12-18 Work with Costume Designer Kate Plumtree to create an exciting costume design, ready to turn into an unique outfit for performance or your fashion design portfolio. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. £12 per student per session. Booking necessary - call 01453 763394. Museum In The Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4AF. www.museuminthepark.org.uk. NORWOOD JAM SESSION Run by Paul Newman. Jam Band to play with. Rock, Pop, Blues Jazz. Guitars, drums, Sax keyboard etc. All Musicians and singers welcome. 9-11pm. Free. The Norwood, Bath Road. 27 JULY PUNCH & JUDY SHOWS Join Mr Punch and friends on their hilarious adventures. Traditional performances by Rod Burnett from The Story Box Theatre Company. Shows last 30 minutes. Outdoor performances in the Museum courtyard, weather permitting. 12noon, 2pm and 3pm. Donations on the door or after the show. 01453 763394. Museum In The Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4AF. www.museuminthepark.org.uk.

27 JULY THE CANTERBURY TALES

Critically-acclaimed open-air theatre company The Pantaloons bring Chaucer's pilgrims to life in this brand new adaptation of the medieval classic with a contemporary twist; where the audience gets to choose which of the tales are told. Expect music, laughter and tears as a cast of larger-than-life characters tell their tales of deception and redemption, magic and majesty, life and death. Oh, and talking chickens. 7.30pm. £12. 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk.

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28 JULY ROARY THE RACING CAR; CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Who will win the race and be crowned the champion? Suitable for ages 4-9. Presented by: Premier Stage Productions. Showings at 1pm and 3.30pm. £13 (£11 concs), Family Ticket £44. The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Heartbreak Productions celebrates its 20 year anniversary by revisiting the hilarious comedy which was their very first open air production. Everyone in Padua wants to marry Bianca, but Bianca isn’t free to marry until her shrewish sister, Kate finds a husband. Through a series of introductions the challenge of taming Kate falls to

Petruchio and a battle of wills ensues… This beautifully staged production will be suitable for ages 8 to 80 and beyond. 7.30pm. £13. 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. MAGIC SHOWS WITH WIZARD TRELAWNEY Entertaining and amusing kids of all ages at the Brewery. 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Go along as your favourite Harry Potter character at 12pm for a chance to win cinema tickets! THE GLEE CLUB Tribute act to the great US TV show that is taking over the UK. 7.30pm. £12. Family ticket £40. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk.

LEON DAYE 9pm. Free. The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve. 29 JULY JIVE DANCE A great atmosphere and great dance floor. Dance the night away to top swing and jive music. 8.30pm. £7. Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE. 01453 760900. www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk. OPEN MIC SESSION Run by Colin Hartley. 9pm. Free. Fiery Angel, 83 Hewlett Road. NEW MOON Melodic anthemic Indie Rock. 9pm. Free. Cotswold, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ. STONE SALOON Acoustic Rock. 9pm. Free. The Royal George, Birdlip. STEVE FRANKS TRIO Steve Franks, James Agg, Dom Franks. 7pm. John Gordons Wine Bar, Montpellier. 29-31 JULY COTSWOLD BEER FESTIVAL Friday 7-11pm, Saturday noon-3pm & 6.30-11pm, Sunday noon-3pm. Friday and Saturday admission by advance ticket only. Free admission on Sunday. No children allowed into the evening sessions. Postlip Hall, near Winchcombe, GL54 5AQ. 30 JULY JAZZ ON A SUMMERS EVENING

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Welcome Cheltenham’s own pianist and vocalist Peter Gill and his musician friends for an evening of sublime jazz, blues and boogie. This evening is always a festival favourite and will sell out early. So if you enjoy cool melodies sung and played with affection and energy, under the stars, book your tickets now! The evening’s performance closes with a festival firework finale! 7.30pm. £15. 01242 258002. Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. Please note, emergency contact for this event is 07557 283200. 1950’S FASCINATORS WORKSHOP Design and make your very own fascinator and bring a little glamour into your life. Fabulous fabrics provided. 10.30am4.30pm. £20. Adult workshop. The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkes. THE ATTIC BAND 8.45pm. Charlton Kings Working Mens Club, Charlton Kings. SAX N AXE Rock, blues, pop. Guitar and Sax. 8.3011.15pm. St Stephens Club, Tivoli.

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30-31 JULY GREAT VINTAGE FLYING WEEKEND 8am-6pm. Flying display 2-3pm. Kemble Airport. COTSWOLD CRAFT MARKET If you are looking for a special and unique gift then it is well worth a visit. Find handmade toys, jewellery, art, bags, cards, cupcakes and more unusual handmade gifts. 10.30am-5.30pm Saturday, 11am5pm Sunday. The Brewery, Cheltenham. 31 JULY ART DECO FAIR 10am-3pm. Held in Pitville Pump Rooms. £3 ticket. JAZZ JAM SESSION Run by Mike Appleyard. If you want to sing or play on the night get there early about 8.15pm. Or go along and listen. Exceptionally good backing trio varies each month. Usually local lads. List of standard songs/played available. 8.30pm. Free. Royal Union, Hatherley Street, Tivoli, GL50 2TT. RANKS AND NEWMAN – DUELLING DJANGO 12.30-3pm. Free. Strand Bar, Strand. OPEN MIC Run by Dan and Olly. 9pm. Free. Cotswold Inn, Portland Street, GL52 2NZ. RICK CHASE 9pm. Rising Sun Hotel, Cleeve Hill. 3 AUGUST ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION Run by Den Parrett. 9-11pm. Free. The Norwood, Bath Road.

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MONTHLY EVENTS EVERY TUESDAY ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE CLASSES From 8pm, beginners to intermediate. No partner or experience necessary. St. Mark’s C of E Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue GL51 6NU. Janet@tangocheltenham.org.uk. tangocheltenham.org.uk. EVERY WEDNESDAY IN TERM TIME SWING DANCE CLASSES Dance to the music of Duke Ellington’s swing era. Beginner swing classes. Dowty Social Club, Staverton, 7pm. No partner necessary. info@jazzjiveswing.com or www.jazzjiveswing.com. EVERY THURSDAY CHOIR FOR THE OVER 50’S From 10.30am-12 noon Age UK Glos choir meets at St. Stephen’s Church, St. Stephen’s Road, GL50. It’s free and the emphasis is on fun. No need to read music and no audition. Men are particularly welcome. For more info contact Sheryl on 01452 420929 or Sheryl.Walpole@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk 4TH FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING In aid of Air Ambulance from 10am12pm at the Emmanuel Church, Leckhampton. 50p entrance fee which includes coffee or tea and raffle. Please call Betty on 01242 620289 for details. EVERY 4TH SATURDAY SOCIAL BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE Everyone welcome to a fun and friendly dance evening featuring all Ballroom and Latin styles including Argentine Tango and Salsa. From 7.30-10.30pm. £5pp. The Wheatpieces Community Centre, Columbine Rd, Tewkesbury, GL20 7SP. Contact DancewithDeb on 07760 763967.

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HOLIDAY FUN FOR EV Thursdays 21st July & 18th August 6pm-8pm Next to Après

Young, live and local Saturday July 16th – 12pm-7pm

Global Dance and Music Festival 2011 Visit the Brewery on Saturday 16th July for a spectacular family show of dance and live music, influenced from cultures from around the world. A variety of bands, musicians and dancers will perform throughout the day, including Latin American dancing such as Cuban Salsa, Rueda and Bachata, plus African Samba, Indian Bhangra, Eastern Belly Dance, Portuguese Kizomba and the very popular Zumba. There will be live Brazilian music with Bex and Franks, Ceroc music with South Yorks Sax Orcs, Spanish guitarist Javier Moreno, Indian drumming with Vijay Patel and Pravin, plus African drumming with Bristol group African Sambistas – to name but a few. Not only will there be performances but there is also the opportunity for people to take part in dance workshops throughout the day. Children are most welcome too, with workshops for kids plus a free bouncy castle. Throughout the day a collection will be made for two family charities, Make-a-Wish Foundation® UK and Winston’s Wish. For more information visit the Brewery’s website or visit the facebook page by searching for “Global Charity Dance Festival”– and make sure to say you’re attending the event! The festival is kindly organised by local dance group, Salsa Del Sol.

Live music at the Brewery with a variety of talented young bands from Cheltenham, all aged 9-16 years. They will perform a range of popular hits from Queen to Lady Gaga plus a few of their own tracks. This is their fourth visit to the Brewery, with one of the previous bands The Dirty Tricks having gone on to be finalists for a national Live and Unsigned competition to perform at the O2 arena.

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Thanks to Cineworld you could win four cinema tickets plus Disney’s Cars 2 merchandise, courtesy of Disney, including a pen set, USB card, mini tool kit and a die-cast car. To enter simply email your name, address and phone number to: DColeman@martincp.co.uk, with the subject heading ‘Cars 2’. Alternatively send your details to ‘Cars 2’, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Cheltenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: Friday, 15th July 2011. By entering the competition you agree to receive occasional communication from the Brewery which you can opt out of at any time.

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VERYONE at Thursday 28th July 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Magic shows with Wizard Trelawney Plus a chance to win cinema tickets if kids come dressed as their favourite Harry Potter character at the 12pm show! To celebrate the first week of the summer holidays and the launch of the final instalment of Harry Potter (showing at Cineworld from 15th July), the Brewery has invited a local Wizard to perform four magic shows throughout the day on Thursday 28th. Trelawney is 365 years old and is from an ancient line of Cornish wizards. He has travelled far and wide collecting strange items for his magical shows. His speciality is care of magical creatures, so wherever you find Trelawney his dragon is not far behind! He will tell you some secrets of dragon training along with some of the other strange creatures he has in his care. He also has some tricks up his sleeve (and he has very big sleeves) to entertain and amuse kids of all ages. Each magic show lasts twenty minutes and will be performed on the hour from 12pm-3pm. Children are invited to come along dressed as their favourite Harry Potter character at the 12pm show for a chance to win cinema tickets. Wizard Trelawney will choose the winner!

Saturday 30th July – 10.30am-5.30pm & Sunday 31st July – 11am-5pm

Cotswold Craft Markets Cotswold Craft Markets return for their fourth visit to the Brewery and, as ever, will no doubt be a popular addition to the centre over the weekend. If you are looking for a special and unique gift then it is well worth a visit. Most stall holders don’t have a shop front, which means your purchases are bound to be unique, exclusive and rather exceptional! Find handmade toys, jewellery, art, bags, cards, cupcakes and more unusual handmade gifts.

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Leading map publishers, Collins, teamed up with Britain’s largest walking organisation, Ramblers, to produce ‘Short Walks in The Cotswolds’ – an excellent guide with twenty easy walks, all less than 5 miles in length. The Local Answer has been given kind permission to reproduce each walk for our readers. Why not try this one and, if you like it, buy Collins’ superb pocket-size paperback (ISBN: 978-0-00-735942-4) – only £5.99 and available online at www.harpercollins.co.uk. The book features Ordnance Survey mapping – more detailed than the map shown above.

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1 Edgeworth Manor was originally built in the 17th century but was enlarged in the 19th century. It is said to occupy the site of a Roman villa.

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A phone call away Dear All, I have some good news. I know I have been banging on about locking your doors and telling us if something looks a bit suspicious – well its working. I can give you two recent examples of how your actions have helped us to help you – our community. The first where a burglar broke into a house and wasn’t allowed the ease of an open door and as a Tim Waterhouse consequence managed to cut Cheltenham South LPT. Inspector himself leaving us a definitive clue. Well he can ponder his chosen lifestyle for a couple of years in C wing. And the other was where some suspicious activity was reported to us, the activity being a woman ‘hanging’ around outside a house apparently acting as a lookout. Well, she was and her boyfriend is now having daily chats with the burglar described above. The woman is helping us with our enquiries as they say. And what does all this mean? It means your local Police team, with your help, are making inroads into the problem that has been effecting Cheltenham for some time and it certainly gives me a warm glow to report that some of the thieves that we have been sure have been committing these very impactive crimes have now been caught and are awaiting trial or are pleading guilty and hopefully will receive a sentence commensurate with their crime. And so our work continues, trying to keep you safe from harm and trying to increase your confidence in us that we, your local police are delivering a first class service. I am not so naive or arrogant or believe we have it cracked or that we are perfect, but I hope we are learning all the time, are speaking to our communities and are working very hard meet your expectations and needs. Our consultation with the various communities around the Town has never been better. The way we deal with disorder and anti-social behaviour; with road traffic collisions; with missing persons; and with the dozens of other activities has never been better in my view. But as I have already written, we are still endeavouring to get better – another reason why I will be attending several pubic meetings over the next few weeks to consult and discuss how we are doing things and how we can improve. In simplistic terms, this country is very lucky to have a Police Service which does its job by consent, without your consent we cannot function and I hope we continue to live up to your high standards. So, as the summer heat comes, keep safe, look after each other and don’t forget that we are only a phone call away.

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The Local Answer Magazine July 2011

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