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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:23 25 June 2018

Tewkesbury Abbey (c) Caron Badkin / Getty Images

Tewkesbury Abbey (c) Caron Badkin / Getty Images

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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. Taynton Village Fete, near Burford

The traditional village fete on Sunday June 30 (2pm-5pm) will include stalls, games for children, a Pimm’s bar, afternoon teas, Chedworth Silver Band and much, much more. Entrance is £2, with under 12s.

2. Ledbury Poetry Festival

From June 29 – July 8, expect poets from across the globe, actors performing the great works, plus music, film and family events during Ledbury Poetry Festival. Book tickets here.

3. For An Unknown Soldier, Tewkesbury Abbey

Three prominent local conductors will be sharing the podium for a concert starring local tenor James Gilchrist, and as part of the end of the First World War commemorations. The performance will take place at 7pm on Saturday June 30.

4. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth, Bodleian Libraries

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to see this magnitude of Tolkien-related materials together, to include manuscripts, artworks, maps, letters and artefacts gathered from the UK, the US and France, reunited in Weston Library, Oxford for the first time since his death more than 40 years ago. Free admission – booking required. The exhibition will run up until October 28.

5. BMC & Leyland Show, British Motoring Museum in Gaydon

A nostalgic show on Sunday July 1 at the British Motoring Museum, paying tribute to the vehicles that were produced by the British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, The Rover Group and pre-BMC Group. Book tickets here.

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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