Events

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 […]

Cheltenham Remembers

Cheltenham BID are supporting the march which is being organised as part of the Cheltenham Remembers programme of WW1 centenary commemorative events. It will take place on afternoon of Saturday 10 November 2018 from 1-3.30pm BID members and local residents of all ages are invited to join the community march in memory of the 1,290 Cheltonians who […]

Cheltenham’s Cambray Place is heating up

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta will return to Cambray Place on Saturday 2nd June from 10am, bringing more than 15 chilli produce specialists to town. Last year’s fiesta saw hundreds of people enjoying the heat as they selected some of the country’s best chilli based jams, chutneys and marinades. The popular ‘Clash of the Titans’ chilli […]

It’s time to Light Up Cheltenham

A new event run by Cheltenham BID will see landmark buildings in the town centre lit up in a way they have never been seen before. Light Up Cheltenham will take place in the February half-term holiday. It will be launched on Saturday February 10th by spectacular street theatre drumming group Spark!, who have been a […]

It’s a bright Christmas in Cheltenham

We are really pleased with the response we’ve had from BID businesses to the Launch of Christmas in Cheltenham event.  Belinda Hunt, BID operations manager, said: “We’ve been delighted to introduce new lights to so many different parts of the town centre this year. “As well as the new motifs, we’ve added extra lights to […]

Annual Review Meeting

We would like to welcome all BID businesses to our first Annual Review Meeting, to be held on October 3 at 6pm in Isbourne House. We will share with you our achievements and our aims for the year ahead. Our Board would like to meet you and hear what you think we could do to […]

Cheltenham’s got green bikes, art bikes and fast bikes

The green bike and art bike trail has people talking about Cheltenham. Hanging from trees, suspended from balconies, displayed in shop windows, dominating roundabouts – the bikes are everywhere. Visitors to the town are asking “What’s it all about?” Well, it’s to celebrate The Bloor Homes Cheltenham Festival of Cycling, as the Tour of Britain […]

Summer fun for all the family

Cheltenham BID is supporting this year’s Midsummer Fiesta, which returns to Montpellier Gardens on Saturday 1 July 2017 from 12-9pm. This is Cheltenham’s biggest free community event. Live performances from local musicians, choirs and dance groups will keep you entertained and if you want to get involved there’s Zumba classes and circus skills workshops to […]

Cheltenham’s Cambray Place heating up for Street Chilli Fiesta

Cheltenham businesses are coming together to support the town’s first Street Chilli Fiesta. From 10am on 3rd June, Cambray Place will be the hottest spot in town when up to 15 traders, all specialising in some form of chilli produce, lay out their stalls. There will also be a ‘Clash of the Titans’ contest to […]