A Trip to Cheltenham: Music, Sports and Nightlife - The Evesham Observer

A Trip to Cheltenham: Music, Sports and Nightlife

Evesham Editorial 20th Feb, 2024   0

Cheltenham offers a brilliant mix of traditional and modern culture. It’s also the UK’s most complete Regency town. When it comes to things to do, there’s a huge range of attractions, including an abundance of heritage and culture that complements modern-day leisure activities.

Experience the Cheltenham Festival Scene

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival connects communities while sparking curiosity and enforcing change. If you’re a fan of jazz then this festival offers everyone the chance to explore and create culture. Over 225,000 visitors are inspired by Literature, Jazz, Science and Music festivals, and each year they just get bigger and better. Cheltenham is home to thousands of music fans, and the Jazz Festival helps to carefully curate a mixture of jazz icons. New and upcoming artists are also showcased, with several festival performances to ensure that there is always something to look forward to. Cheltenham’s devotion to the arts has seen them host some of the best musicians in the world, and this year doesn’t look to be much different.

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Watch a Live Show at the Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre has two auditoriums within the building. You have a 675-seated main auditorium, as well as a 60-seat studio theatre. Some of the upcoming shows include What’s Love Got To Do With It? Which is brought to you by various award-winning producers. This show pays homage to the iconic moments of Tina Turner and her illustrious career while showcasing her best hits in all of their glory. The show is on the 7th of April, with tickets on sale now. If you want something a little more witty and comedic, Lucy Beaumont and her Trouble and Strife show are coming to the Everyman Theatre on the 3rd of March.

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Visit the Iconic Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham is renowned for its racecourse and strong horse racing history. Many people are looking forward to the upcoming Cheltenham festival, with famous names that range from Galopin Des Champs to Fastorslow and Hewick often making an appearance. Cheltenham’s revered races are also known to attract crowds of betting enthusiasts, ready to show support for their favourite horse on the track, which is a longstanding tradition in the world of equine sports. Punters can view updated Cheltenham odds online, with the event starting on the 12th of March. This is drawing tourism and visits from people all across England, which is helping to support local businesses.

This, in combination with Cheltenham’s funding, is helping to fuel the development of the town. The council have also provisionally awarded £20 million from the Department for Levelling Up. This is to supercharge the town’s highly-anticipated Golden Valley Development. This is to cement Cheltenham’s reputation as being the cyber capital of the UK, with the council hoping that this will end up being the first of many developments across the entire region.

Cheltenham is host to some of the most exciting events across the UK. From jazz festivals to iconic racing events and famous theatre performances, it’s safe to say that there is truly something for everyone. Some of the top sights to see if you are visiting the area include the Church of St Gregory the Great, the Pittville Pump Room and the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, which is home to artefacts that span over the last 3,000 years. You’ll also find paintings from the Renaissance era, to the modern day.

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