5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:08 17 September 2019

Oliver Townend (GBR) & Ulises - CCI3* - Dressage - The SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (c) Adam Fanthorpe

Oliver Townend (GBR) & Ulises - CCI3* - Dressage - The SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (c) Adam Fanthorpe

© Adam Fanthorpe 2018

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. Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

One of the most spectacular equestrian events in the Cotswold calendar returns to Blenheim Palace from September 19-22. Enjoy watching elite riders take part in dressage, cross country, international showjumping, eventing and the incredibly popular Fun Ride around the estate, as well as the chance to peruse plenty of food and drink and trade stands.

2. The Music of John Williams in Concert, Cheltenham Town Hall

Join the 60-piece Studio Orchestra at their debut concert as they perform the music of one of the greatest and most celebrated film composers of all time, John Williams. On Friday, September 20 at Cheltenham Town Hall, audiences can expect the legendary films scores of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws and E.T.

3. The Country Brocante, Daylesford Organic Farm

Returning for the fourth year at Daylesford Organic Farm on Saturday, September 21, The Country Brocante brings together an eclectic mix of English country vintage style and old French elegance. Each and every stallholder is hand picked for their expert eye and ability to source lovely things, from simple vintage homewares to exquisite decorative pieces. There will also be a programme of talks and demonstrations.

4. Autumn Antiques & Vintage Fair, Taurus Crafts in Lydney

Discover a hidden gem or two amongst the stalls at Taurus Carfts' Autumn Antiques & Vintage Fair. Taking place from 10am-4pm on Sunday, September 22, the fair will offer a diverse selection of antiques, memorabilia, bric-a-brac and vintage items. There will also be live music, food and drink.

5. Stephen Fry: Mythos Triology, New Theatre in Oxford

In this trilogy of plays (from September 19-21), Stephen Fry takes to the stage of Oxford's New Theatre in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today.

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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