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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:45 22 August 2017

Block Party at Stroud Fringe

Block Party at Stroud Fringe

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

1. Stroud Fringe

Celebrating 21 years of bringing music and mayhem to the Cotswold town, Stroud Fringe returns from Friday August 25 to Sunday August 27. The whole family will be kept entertained with a lively line-up of music, arts, comedy, street theatre and much, much more. Read our interview with organisers Charlotte (Lotte) Lyster and Julie Howe here.

2. Strictly Cinema presents Romeo & Juliet, Stroud

Enjoy Strictly Cinema’s decadent masked ball at the Lansdown Hall on Sunday August 27 August. Expect Venice beach bars, games and fun, the screening of Baz Luhrmann’s vivid and extravagant adaption of Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated romance, and DJ Random ending the night with an eclectic mix. Doors open at 8.30pm with the film screening at 10.15pm. Tickets are available via The Prince Albert, Trading Post or Eventbrite.

3. The Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

Hosted in the Abbey Grounds in Cirencester on Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27, Phoenix Festival features the “best tribute acts you’ll probably ever see in the world”, including Los Palmas 6 and David Live. Admission is free.

4. The Big Feastival, Kingham

With music from Olly Murs, Hacienda Classical, Madness, The Cribs and Dodgy; top chefs including Antonio Carluccio and Jamie Oliver; and family fun including Adam Henson’s Cotswold farm Park, there’s plenty to enjoy at The Big Feastival held at Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. Day tickets and camping from Friday August 25 to Sunday August 27 are still available.

5. Tadstock, Kencot

From Friday August 25 to Monday August 28, Kencot Hill Farm will be home to Tadstock, a family-friendly festival celebrating a mix of emerging musical talent. Expect great music, great food and plenty of entertainment over the weekend.

For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

We update 5 things to do in the Cotswolds at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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