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The mix of modern dialogue, audience involvement, traditional festive songs and cheer, and of course delivery by an incredibly talented cast and crew, brings a revered classic to life

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We never tire of pretty pictures of the Cotswolds. Here are ten of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Laura Day, from Cheltenham, is a dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, who will be performing the lead role of Clara in The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome for the fourth time this year. Here, she talks about The Nutcracker, Christmas traditions and daily life as a ballerina in one of the top companies in the world

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Cotswold Pantomimes: What’s on

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Get ready to laugh, boo and hiss, and cheer on your favourite childhood heroes in the array of pantomimes coming to Cotswold theatres this Christmas.

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The Chipping Norton Theatre know how to put on a good pantomime and this year’s thigh-slapping, fun-filled production of Sleeping Beauty is no exception

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Escaping into the peace of the woodlands is the perfect way to alleviate stress with landscapes boasting ancient beeches and oaks, stretches of pretty flowers and an abundance of wildlife awaiting you. In association with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, we bring you eight enchanting woodland walks to try...

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Bravo Birmingham Royal Ballet! Every bit as magical and Christmassy as you would want it to be, Emma Samms reviews the enchanting Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome

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Tracy Spiers gets in the mood for Christmas by donning a pink Santa hat and heading to Oxford ahead of its festive celebrations

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Home to some of the country’s most breathtaking architecture and picturesque gardens, the Cotswolds boasts plenty of beautiful stately homes you need to visit. We pick eight special locations that are made even more magical during Christmas time

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As an Artsmark school, Burford will now gain access to exceptional networks and resources from some of the most treasured cultural organisations in the country, which help to strengthen and deliver arts provision

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Our peaceful patch has been a hotbed of fictional criminality, playing host to dozens of small-screen murders. Here are just some of the places where the lead pipe abounds

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As he enters his seventh decade, Adrian Edmondson is maturing rather nicely. And though he may be a Shakespearean actor these days, he’s still absolutely, positively young at heart

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Home to some of the country’s most breathtaking architecture and picturesque gardens, the Cotswolds boasts plenty of beautiful stately homes you need to visit. We pick 8 special locations that are made even more magical as Christmas approaches

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Broadway, Worcestershire: 50 years on

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fifty years ago the first issue of Cotswold Life rolled off the press and Nigel Smith came kicking and screaming into the world...in the very same house his mother has been born in. Tracy Spiers reports

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Walk in the childhood neck of the woods of Harry Potter author JK Rowling and enjoy forbidden forests, romantic ruins and stunning cliff-top scenery along the Wye Valley

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Being a region so steeped in history, there are plenty of locations in the Cotswolds with spooky stories from over the years. From bloody executions, eerie apparitions and headless horsemen, we pick 23 of the most haunted locations throughout the Cotswolds to visit if you dare

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The Cotswold Hares have returned home

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

These hares all have tales to tell about the magic and heritage of the Cotswolds and can now be viewed in one location - including 17 at The Real Wood Furniture Company!

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On a sunny autumn afternoon we headed to the Forest of Dean to try our hand at finding edible, wildlife ingredients on one of the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel’s foraging courses. Here’s how we got on...

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Cornbury Festival set to return Summer 2018 following an unprecedented wave of demand from fans!

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Emma Samms: All at sea

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

‘The best holiday ever...and why Claire Carter is now an expert on my life and times’

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