Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
The July Edition
Open Air Cinema at Cheltenham Racecourse
Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Grease, The Greatest Showman… enjoy some great favourites this summer at the Cheltenham Racecourse. There will be new releases too, including The Father, the highly acclaimed yet devastating dementia drama starring Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins. Disney’s Cruella, with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, is also on the rosta, about Cruella DeVil’s early days as an aspiring fashion designer during the 1970s punk movement. To top it all off, there will also be popcorn, sweets, chocolate, hot dogs, nachos and soft drinks. So, sit back, relax on a director’s chair and enjoy cinema under the stars.
15th-18th July. Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL50 4SH. 01242 513014; www.hideawaycinema.com
Adam Kay talk at Cheltenham Town Hall
Be prepared to laugh and laugh again as Adam Kay, award-winning comedian and bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt, comes to town. Sharing entries from his diaries about the trials and tribulations of an NHS junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (The Guardian) evening of stand-up and music, Adam is back by demand after sell-out UK tours, Edinburgh Fringes and West End runs. His book was also a Sunday Times number one bestseller for over a year and is soon to be a major BBC drama with Ben Whishaw playing the lead role. Signed copies of Adam’s books will be available on the night.
20th July. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA. 01242 528764; www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Cheltenham Asian Food Market
Set on the Promenade outside Cavendish House, this one-off food market is sure to make your mouth water. From street food to dessert to drinks, there will be a variety of Asian cuisines,
including Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Thailand, Indian, Sri Lankan, Iranian and Persian food. Highlights include Sulats Thai Food, Harlem2Manila and Kottu Hut. There will be unique Asian cultural performances, too. Even better, it’s free to attend. Go one step further and hotfoot it to our beautiful Georgian townhouse, No. 131, just down the road, where we are serving up a special Asian summer menu.
24th-25th July. Outside Cavendish House, Cheltenham GL50 1HP. 07510 374083;
No.131, 131 The Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW. 01242 822939; www.no131.com
The Play That Goes Wrong at The Everyman Theatre
The multi award-winning international smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong returns to the Everyman Theatre as part of their special re-opening season. Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, this side-splitting production follows The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they put on a 1920s murder mystery. However, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does. As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue. As actress Joanna Lumley confirmed: ‘We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen’.
20th July-1st August. The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572573; www.everymantheatre.org.uk