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Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Glos, Fri 1 to Sun 3 June

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This three-day shindig is on its 14th outing and this year is once again promising a cornucopia of live music alongside comedy, workshops, kids’ fun and real ale. Pitch a tent (or grab yourself a luxury tepee) and stay for the whole weekend or just book in for a day.The Gypsy Kings have been confirmed (whoop whoop!) and previous acts have included the Buzzcocks, Billy Bragg, The Levellers, OMD and The Strypes, so expect quality music and a kid-friendly, chilled-out vibe.


Nature Week, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, Fri 1 to Sun 3 June

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Celebrate nature in all its beauty in a variety of activities at Cotswold Farm Park. From pond dipping to log rolling, you’re guaranteed the kind of outdoor fun that will leave your kids knackered and ready to go to bed when you get home. Result.


Bryde, The Marshall Rooms, Stroud, Fri 1 June 

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If you love a bit of indie rock, then get your too-cool-for-school self over to The Marshall Rooms to see Bryde. She’s fab.


Hairspray, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Fri 1 to Sun 3 June 

Let your down hair down and dance and sing like you’re 17 – Hairspray is coming to the Everyman for the first time and it promises to have you making shapes like John Travolta.


Street Chilli Fiesta, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Sat 2 June

A street festival themed around chillis? Interesting, but why not?! Explore the huge selection of the country’s best chillies, chilli jams, chutneys and marinades and see how hot you can go in the ‘clash of the titans’ chilli-eating competition.

Guild Crafts Tetbury, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, Market House, Tetbury, Sat 2 to Sun 10 June

Don’t miss this exhibition of beautifully designed contemporary craft presenting the work of 20 designers demonstrating knock-out skills in jewellery making, ceramics, weaving, book-making and basketry.


Comedy Night, Hillside Brewery, Longhope, Sat 2 June 

Nurse your pint of craft ale and chuckle along to a brilliant comedy line-up. The beers are award-winning, the food is fab and you can work your beer belly off with laughter. Saturday night, sorted. 


The Art of Chanting with Emma Tilley, Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud, Sun 3 June


Learn the meaning behind yoga chants including the Bhramari breath with the wonderful Emma Tilley who has a gorgeous voice and a way of chanting that will take you to next-level relaxation.


Giffords Circus, Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham, until Mon 4 June

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Photography by Gemma Hall

The annual outing of England’s most glamorous and wonderfully quirky circus has come round again, kicking off at its Stroud home – where a spanking new big top has already gone up with Giffords in lights and sumptuous red velvet and chandelier interiors. The theme this year is My Beautiful Circus to celebrate 250 years since the very first circus near Westminster Bridge in London started the magic in 1768.

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