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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:29 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:29 25 June 2019

Charlbury Beer Festival

Charlbury Beer Festival

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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. Chipping Norton Town Festival

The Chipping Norton Town Festival returns on Sunday, June 30, with plenty of live music, food and fun for the whole family. There's something for everyone in the confirmed line-up from rock'n'roll covers band, Cloud 9 to international Soprano opera star, Jasmine Faulkner.

2. Charlbury Beer Festival

Hosted at Charlbury Cricket Club on June 29, this year's festival will celebrate the optimism of the summer of '69 with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the first moon landing. Free admission in 2019 to anybody dressed as an astronaut… or who arrives by rocket! As well plenty of beer, the festival will have live music and entertainment, the World Aunt Sally Open Singles Championship and a children's tent.

3. Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Arts Festival

Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Arts Festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet, browse and shop directly from over 250 exhibitors working across craft, fine art, sculpture, artisan food and more. Taking place at Waterperry Gardens from June 27-30, there's chance to enjoy the beautiful gardens as well as a packed programme of workshops, demonstrations and talks.

4. Open gardens in Usk and Little Compton

On June 29 and 30 around 20 private gardens in Usk will be open to visitors, raising money for local charities. In celebration of Bath-based charity Ethiopiaid's 30th anniversary, the stunning grounds of The Manor in Little Compton will be open for vistors to explore on Sunday, June 30.

5. Bad Girls - The Musical, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester

Tensions are running high in H.M. Prison Larkhall with New Wing Governor Helen, and her ally inmate Nikki, facing an adversary in corrupt Office Jim Fenner. Based on the book by Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, catch this production of Bad Girls - The Musical from 7.30pm on June 27, 28 and 29.

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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