Events

… around town Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham BID is the lead sponsor of Cheltenham Festivals’ … around town programme, bringing hundreds of free events to the streets and businesses of Cheltenham during the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, including the annual Lit Crawl. This year’s …around town program is having to take a very different format and we would like […]

Nominations back open. Cheltenham BID Awards 2020 are back

Nominations opened Tuesday, September 22 and close Tuesday, October 6 at 5pm. Make sure to head to the website to nominate: cotswoldlifebidawards.co.uk Cheltenham BID and Cotswold Life have reopened nominations for the 2020 BID Awards and want to celebrate the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is through […]

Edible Art Patisserie is open

By Maria Allebone A creative new patisserie called Edible Art, specialising in beautiful, colourful and unique pastries and cakes opened in The Courtyard on Saturday August 1. Damien Wager, owner of the new Courtyard business began his pastry career just four years ago, but he is already known for his wonderful pastry and cake creations, […]

Is your hospitality business ready to open? Cheltenham BID Business Support Call

Hospitality businesses can now sign up to Cheltenham BID’s business support call. How? Zoom call Date: Monday June 29Time: 2pm – 3pmHow do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password from Maria. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venuesSylvia OatesBest Bar None2. How to make sure you are safe to reopen and licensing […]

Two new interactive trails are coming to Cheltenham this summer

Two new free trails will be run by Cheltenham BID throughout the summer – a new Monster Hero Safari trail and an enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) version of the Hidden Cheltenham Trail. The Monster Hero Safari is a town centre experience where families are tasked with hunting down 10 monster superheroes, displayed in public windows, […]

Go-ahead for Cheltenham ice rink if COVID-19 safety measures allow

Exciting plans to bring an ice rink and expanded Christmas Market to Cheltenham this winter were given the go-ahead today (May 28). Cheltenham Borough Council’s planning committee unanimously approved Cheltenham BID’s plans this morning. The ice rink will be sited on Imperial Gardens, in front of the Queen’s Hotel, and the Christmas Market will be […]

The UK’s First Virtual Wellbeing Festival is Announced

Are you a BID business employee? Email maria@cheltenhambid.co.uk for details on how to get 50% off household weekend tickets. The UK’s First Virtual Wellbeing Festival is AnnouncedThe Live life Well Virtual Weekender will run from the 8th – 10th May 2020.  The wellbeing community has come together to launch the ‘Live Life Well Weekender’ – […]

A colourful summer awaits us

With the dawn of spring, preparations are underway to bring vibrant floral displays to all areas of the BID zone.   BID in Bloom 2020 will see baskets and troughs full of plants adoring balconies, walls and railings from June through to October.    Businesses from Portland Street to Montpellier will be enjoying a summer of colour […]

Ice rink would be part of a Cheltenham Christmas Wonderland

The eagerly awaited ice rink coming to Cheltenham would be part of a new-look Christmas in the town centre. The Christmas Market would be expanded in a project-led by the BID and the outdoor Imperial Garden Bar would be given a Christmas-theme and opened for the festive celebrations. Cheltenham Borough Council’s planning committee approved the […]

Light Up Cheltenham to raise awareness of incurable disease

Two major buildings are being lit in a special colour scheme in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity during our Light Up Cheltenham event. Queens Hotel Cheltenham – MGallery and 95 The Promenade (to the rear of Neptune’s Fountain) will be lit in orange and blue, the colours of the charity, on the […]

Illuminations spark excitement for Light Up Cheltenham

See full gallery of Spark!, illumated buildings and wheel here. Light Up Cheltenham got off to a spectacular start on Saturday 1 February with thousands of spectators attending the opening night. The evening saw Spark! a street theatre drumming group put on a dazzling performance finishing at Imperial Gardens. Spectators were then able to take […]

The popular Cheltenham Boutique Sale returns

Shoppers will be able to benefit from discounts of up to 70 per cent from some of the Cotswolds’ favourite retailers at Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale. The popular event will be held for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday January 26 in the beautiful surroundings of The Princess Hall at Cheltenham Ladies College. Cheltenham BID has […]

Cheltenham’s late night shopping event – 5 December

See the list of shops that stayed open and all late night shopping events that were on offer. See the full gallery from the evening. Cheltenham’s streets were filled with entertainment during its late-night shopping event on the 5 December from 5pm-8pm. The event saw many town centre shops open, including the area of Montpellier […]

Cheltenham Christmas light switch-on a crowd-pleaser

Cheltenham’s Christmas lights were switched on in style on Saturday 23 November to the delight of spectators. See photos from the event. The three parades, starting separately from Cambray Place, The Brewery Quarter and Montpellier Street, told the famous tale of selfish Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who show him […]

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 […]