Events

Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale will return for its fourth year

Launched in January 2017, Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale will return for the fourth year on 26 January 2020. This BID initiative has helped some of Cheltenham’s best known independent and favourite brands to come together and create a unique shopping experience for their customers. Shoppers benefit from having access to some exclusive discounts from the likes […]

Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival

This September will see the launch of the first ever Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival, a week-long celebration of wellbeing across 7 days from the 9th – 15th September 2019, which aims to help local people, live life well. Unique to any other festival experience, the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival has partnered with over fifty local businesses to […]

A Job Fair for all this September

Cheltenham BID have worked with Dimensions Training Solutions (UKs largest provider of skills, training and employment services) and The Cheltenham Library on a brand-new Job Fair. The Job Fair is planned for September 4 and will be held at The Cheltenham Library from 11am-2pm. Some of the businesses that will be there include popular shopping […]

Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council’s, No Child Left Behind campaign on a free Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail for through-out the Summer holiday. A year of action started in January 2019 designed with partners to address the main areas of children in poverty. Educational, fun and […]

Cheltenham’s first Street Veledrome

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity is staging a mobile velodrome challenge on the Promenade, outside The Municipal Offices tomorrow to raise money for the CT Scanner Appeal. This amazing pursuit racing challenge is open to teams of four who compete to get the best time travelling around the track throughout the day. ( Entry is […]

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned for third year

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned to the heart of the town for a third year. The event on Saturday June 1 attracted hundreds to Cambray Place. Visitors had the opportunity to try a selection of the country’s best chilli-based produce and buy a wide range of products from chilli cheese to live chilli plants. This […]

University students given an incentive to shop in town

The BID has worked with The University of Gloucestershire on some amazing student offers for all Freshers of 2019.  With the help of some fantastic BID businesses, we’ve created a special offer flyer which includes deals from the Health and Beauty, Entertainment, Retail and Food and Drink sectors across the town. The University are expecting […]

Caught on camera – The first International Film Festival comes to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s reputation as a festival town is growing.  With an already impressive list of arts and culture festivals, this year will see another performing arts festival added to the list. From May 27 to June 1 the first Cheltenham International Film Festival will see a celebration of cinematography across eleven venues in town. From screenings […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week – What’s on offer this year?

Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year there will even more bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and hotels taking part than in previous years. Now in its third year, Cheltenham Cocktail Week offers cocktail fans the opportunity to visit some of their favorite venues – and try some new […]

The Digital High Street – Getting the best of both worlds

Recent developments in high streets across the UK show that things are changing – fast. The successful retailers have been those who have managed a blend of digital and physical presence. How do we achieve that in Gloucestershire’s High Streets? Join a panel that have been working at the forefront of the new technologies at […]

Cambray place is warming up for the 2019 Chilli Feista

For the third year running, the BID is bringing the Cheltenham Street Chilli Fiesta to Cambray Place. 13 stalls selling all manner of chilli products from paintings and plants, to sauces and sausages will pop up for the day on Saturday 1 June. The infamous chilli eating contest, which brought people from London to contest […]

Take a hop, skip and a jump around Cheltenham this Easter

1 April 2019 Discover little-known facts about some of Cheltenham’s best-known buildings and locations whilst solving riddles to get a special Easter treat. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust on the Hidden Cheltenham trail, which gives new insights for locals and visitors alike and there have been a few egg-citing […]

Stars confirmed – Cheltenham Film Festival

26 March 2019 The films of Mike Leigh will be celebrated at the first Cheltenham International Film Festival. One of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Leigh leads a parade of industry figures heading to the town for the Festival which flickers in to life on May 27. Become a sponsor. The six-day event includes film screenings, […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week

March Newsletter article 2019 Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year we’d like to see every bar, restaurant, club and hotel in the town getting involved. There are more than 60 venues in the BID zone who could participate. So, instead of holding branded events in selected venues, […]

February is all lit-up in Cheltenham

Hundreds of people saw the launch of Light Up Cheltenham with spectacular street theatre drumming group Spark! See photos. And a new video has been released celebrating the start of the three-week event, which features a Giant Observation Wheel and more than 40 illuminated buildings. The LED drummers made their way from The Brewery Quarter […]