CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

The Wilson gets festive with a Christmas shopping event

PUBLISHED: 10:42 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:42 02 December 2014

The Wilson and The Guild at 51 get festive this December

The Wilson and The Guild at 51 get festive this December


The Wilson Shop, part of Cheltenham’s redeveloped art gallery and museum, along with the Guild@51 and The Wilson Café, will be staying open until 8pm on Thursday December 4 for The Wilson Shopping Event.

The special evening has been designed to welcome browsers and shoppers to the venue after hours, and to showcase an expanded range of new products available especially for Christmas. All are welcome to the event, which will be until 8pm. In addition to the exclusive shopping opportunities, a number of on-site activities have been planned, including:

· Book signings by local historians Steve Blake, Jill Waller & Sue Rowbotham .

· Live Christmas music provided by local schoolchildren from St. Gregory’s and Cheltenham-based Acapella group The Incredibelles.

· Festive face-painting and craft activities for children.

· Craft demonstrations by members of the Guild of Gloucestershire Craftsmen, and beautiful gifts for sale at the Guild@51.

· Festive food and drinks in The Wilson Cafe.

· Gift Memberships to Friends of The Wilson available.

· 10% discount on most items for the entire evening.

Sarah Cook, Customer and Visitor Services manager, said of the event: “We can’t wait to keep the doors open for our Christmas shopping event – we’re really keen to highlight the new range of gifts available in the shop and particularly excited to hear The Wilson full of festive cheer.”

Julie Finch, CEO of The Cheltenham Trust, said: “An event like this is a wonderful way to build on the presence of The Wilson within Cheltenham – and with both the Guild at 51 and The Wilson being so close to the Promenade, we hope to see lots of shoppers making the most of this special event.”

For more about The Wilson, visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & about

Thu, 13:19

Get out and enjoy seasonal celebrations with a Cotswold twist

Read more

If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

Read more
Tue, 13:40

Hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK are saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket, including a number of venues in the Cotswolds

Read more
Mon, 12:40

“We’re looking forward to lots of festive fun this Christmas festival and hope to welcome lots of people to our town.”

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

“Faringdon upholds old-fashioned values through its traditional shops, personal service and shop owners who go the extra mile to make their customers feel at home.”

Read more
Friday, November 23, 2018

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

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Taking the classroom outdoors is fun, inspires fresh ideas, broadens horizons – and encourages a new generation to enjoy and care for the Cotswolds

Read more
Monday, November 19, 2018

Chipping Campden – once the meeting place for a council of Saxon kings – now offers the warmest of welcomes to all its visitors, from the humble shopper to the seasonal shin-kicker

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Warwickshire town of Alcester is considered one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country. Tracy Spiers digs below the surface to discover its hidden jewels

Read more

Thanks to the impact of ground-breaking comedy This Country, the quiet market town of Northleach has become one of the Cotswolds’ hottest film locations. Katie Jarvis is sent to investigate

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stephen Roberts walks in the footsteps of the Oxford scholar who enjoyed attending parties dressed as a polar bear, and once chased a neighbour while dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I send this postcard from Cirencester, complete with the discoveries and viewpoints from four members of my family – both the young and not so young

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One hundred years ago this month the guns fell silent, marking the end of what was to become known as The Great War. Stephen Roberts remembers the impact the war had on Cotswold lives from 1914-1918

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search