Events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Light Up Cheltenham is back with a bang

A giant observation wheel will be the focal point of an expanded Light Up Cheltenham in February. It will be the first time a wheel of this kind, standing at more than 35-metres high, will have been brought to Cheltenham. The wheel will feature throughout the three-week Light Up Cheltenham event which will run from […]

Cheltenham’s biggest boutique sale returns

If you love the sales and enjoy hunting for a bargain, then look no further than the third annual Cheltenham Boutique Sale on Sunday 27th January at The Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies College. Ten of the town’s favourite businesses will be giving shoppers exclusive discounts of up to 75 per cent off retail prices for […]

Giant White Witch, dancing goblins and elves bring magic to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Christmas Lights switch-on was hailed a huge success as thousands of people gathered in the town centre. A giant White Witch puppet standing more than 16 feet high enthralled the crowds as she travelled through the town centre on a chariot on Saturday. The event saw the lights turned on in a grand finale […]

WW1 Digital Arts, Film and Animation

Cheltenham BID has worked with the Cheltenham Borough Council and Evenlode Films and Productions to produce a large Digital Arts Film and Animation that will be spectacularly projected onto the Cheltenham Municipal Offices on Sunday 11 November from 5pm to commemorate 100 years since WW1. Evenlode Films says – “We have produced a sensitive and […]

Cheltenham Christmas Lights switch-on

A dramatic illuminated parade will be the centrepiece of the Christmas Lights switch-on in Cheltenham this year. A giant White Witch puppet standing more than 16 feet high on a chariot will travel through the town centre in a high-impact street theatre event on Saturday November 24. Cheltenham BID and Cheltenham Borough Council have also […]

Schools create Monster Story Trail Around Cheltenham for Lit Fest

Frankenstein – the world’s most famous literary monster – is 200 years old this year. In celebration of the anniversary, ten Gloucestershire primary schools have taken up the challenge from The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival to write their own monster stories and design giant book covers to illustrate their work.  These covers […]