Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
The January Edition
Katherine Ryan: Missus at Cheltenham Town Hall
Creator and star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess (along with two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room), Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan is coming to town with her brand-new tour, Missus. Inspired by her newly-married status (having previously been determinedly single), sit back for a hilarious evening, hearing Katherine’s new perspectives on life, love and what is means to be Missus. Rave reviews have been pouring in. ‘One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation,’ said The Times while The Telegraph remarked, ‘Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there.’
21st January. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA. 01242 528764; cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Cider Making Masterclass at Dunkerton’s Cider
Learn the secrets of cider-making then have a go at creating your own blend under the watchful eye of Dunkertons’ Master Cider Maker. Enjoy a glass of cider on arrival before starting a tour of the cidery where you will be given the lowdown on the history and how Dunkertons’ organic cider is crafted from bud to bottle. You will also learn about the variety of traditional cider apples and perry pears and how different varieties can create subtle nuances on the finished cider. To top it off, there will be a selection of organic cheeses, artisan chutneys and freshly-baked organic bread to tuck into.
21st January. Dunkertons Cider, Dowdeswell Park, London Road, Cheltenham GL52 6UT. 01242 650145; dunkertonscider.co.uk
Hairspray at The Everyman Theatre
Bursting with show-stopping numbers, dazzling costumes and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy to, the epic musical-comedy Hairspray is back. It’s the 60s. Enter our vivacious heroine Tracy Turnblad, who has big hair, a big heart and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV, and into the arms of teen heartthrob Link Larkin. When Tracy becomes a local star, she is able to use her newfound fame to fight for liberation, tolerance and interracial unity in Baltimore. But the big question is can she win equality – and also Link’s heart? In the words of The Guardian: ‘Unstoppably joyous.’
17th-29th January. The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572573. everymantheatre.org.uk
Cheltenham Antiques and Vintage Street Market
French brocante, collectables, crystal glassware, kitchenalia, 1920s jewellery, linens and fabrics, vintage clothing, first-edition books, retro furniture, garden salvage and much more… Snap up some goodies at Cheltenham’s new antique and vintage street market with its eclectic mix of over 60 stall holders. Founded by Jennifer Titmuss, who also has a long-established
antiques market in St Albans, the event takes place every second Saturday of each month on the Promenade and Long Gardens. Already a great success, the hope is that the lovely atmosphere of Europe’s great antique street markets can find a home here in Cheltenham too.
8th January. The Promenade and Long Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1PJ. 07502 213873; cheltenhamantiqueandvintagemarket.com