Chedworth Roman Villa
Posted on 29th August, 2014

Chedworth Roman Villa

Visit Chedworth’s famous Roman Villa in Yanworth, Gloucestershire, and discover how a then thousand-year-old villa was discovered in 1864 by a Victorian gamekeeper and how he unearthed the first clues that would eventually lead to the spectacular find underground. Experience how the Romans, some of the wealthiest of that time, lived, worked and socialised at this 4th Century Villa.  Wonder at the intact, brilliantly coloured mosaic floors, the bath houses and under-floor heating – all inventions brought to Britain by the Romans. And with a further dig just having taken place, find out first-hand just what new discoveries have been...

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Posted on 23rd July, 2014

The Falconry Weekend 2014

For all you bird lovers and twitchers out there, the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent is holding its fourth Falconry Weekend, two fantastic days of displays, competitions, activities and seminars. The ICBP are known for being the centre of excellence when it comes to training and breeding birds of prey.  They care deeply for the conservation of species and rehabilitation of birds brought to them for their expertise; and is also home to one of the world’s largest private collection of birds of prey! Amongst the exhibitors are: The World of Falconry who will be giving talks...

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Worcester Cathedral
Posted on 24th June, 2014

Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral, built on the banks of the River Severn, is an imposing structure reflecting every type of English architecture from Norman to Gothic styles.  Built between 1084 and 1504, its famous Norman crypt contains the body of King John, and if the building looks vaguely familiar to you, that is because the west façade can be seen on the back of our £20 notes alongside Sir Edward Elgar. Worcester Cathedral is the base for the three-day Three Choirs Festival, which claims to be Europe’s oldest; suggestions are that the first festival took place in 1709!  Thousands of visitors from...

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Upton Blues Festival 2014
Posted on 5th June, 2014

Upton Blues Festival

What a feast of Blues Upton has to offer from the 18th to the 20th of July.  The Upton Blues Festival increases in popularity each year.  Now in its 14th year, Upton is swamped with Jazz enthusiasts from all over the world who come to enjoy over a hundred gigs, playing music from the Best of British Blues to New Orleans acoustic, and all of it for free! The festival has become so well known that major international acts travel from far and wide to perform alongside our favourite UK bands.  Some of the acts which will be performing include:...

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Posted on 23rd May, 2014

The Cotswold Show 2014

If you love animals, then this year’s Cotswold Show at Cirencester Park is a must for your family. See the Shetland Pony National, where these miniatures of the equine world jump scaled-down steeplechase fences in the hope to be taken forward to the London International Horse Show at Olympia later this year. Our canine friends aren’t missed out either, there are sheepdog displays, gundog training, and even a fun dog show where you can enter your own dog in to competitions such as: Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Waggiest Tail and “the Dog that the judges would most like to...

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