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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:46 14 November 2017

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

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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. The Blues Band: 38 years and Back for More, Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Formed in 1979 by ex-Manfred Mann group members, Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs, The Blues Band became one of the finest purveyors of rhythm and blues. They’re back on the road touring their new album – and you can catch them performing at Cheltenham’s Bacon Theatre on Friday November 17.

2. Cotswold Christmas Fair 2017, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

This year’s event is due to be bigger and better than ever before, with an eclectic mix of products and unique gifts that will allow you to get all of your Christmas shopping done at one time and in one place. The fair, taking place on Sunday November 19 from 10am to 4pm, will be support of The County Air Ambulance.

3. Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

The biggest free entry Christmas market in the South West, expect more than 250 stalls and producers selling a wide range of fantastic food and drink together with unique handmade gifts, jewellery and much more at the Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 26. There will also be an open-air ice rink to perfect your skating skills – find out more here.

4. Christmas Fayre, Guiting Power Village Hall

The Christmas Fayre at Guiting Power Village Hall on Saturday November 18 (12-4pm) will feature craft stalls, jewellery, festive food and drinks, Santa’s elves’ workshop and lots more.

The Carrdus School in Banbury is also hosting their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday November 18 (10am-4pm) featuring gift-filled stalls, twinkling Christmas trees, Santa’s grotto, children’s arts and crafts area, tombolas, food and drink, and carols sung by the Carrdus School choirs. The event is in aid of Katherine House Hospice and Rosy.

5. Durufle Requiem, Worcester Cathedral

A rare performance of Durufle’s choral Requiem at Worcester Cathedral will be performed on Saturday November 18 by the 150 voices of Worcester Festival Choral Society together with the Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers and the Meridian Sinfonia, and both orchestral and organ accompaniment. Purchase tickets online here or from the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427.

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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