Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
Election Day at The Tavern
America’s election night is fast approaching. Be part of the action and hotfoot it to The Tavern, Cheltenham’s favourite local, for a fun election day special. With delicious seasonal food, it’s the perfect place to cast your vote – by burger. Created using the best local produce, choose between a Biden burger (an epic burger with succulent aged beef and mature cheddar) or the Trump Tower (an obnoxiously tall tower burger with layers of meat and delicious naughty extras) – accompanied by scrumptious fries. At the end of night, The Tavern will do a tally of whose burger was ordered the most. Whichever candidate comes out on top, will win the presidency.
3rd November. The Tavern, 5 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN. 01242 221 212; www.thetaverncheltenham.com
Russel Kane at Everyman Theatre
Multi award-winning comedian Russell Kane is coming to town for a fantastic one-man show. Following the success of his sell-out UK tour The Fast and The Curious, Kane has extended it far into 2020. Famous for his appearances on The Apprentice You’re Fired, Live At The Apollo and The One Show, Kane is also known for his hugely popular BBC Podcast, ‘Evil Genius’. Russell’s other podcast Boys Don’t Cry also features regularly on the iTunes top charts with a new series at the end of this year. Perhaps best of all though are Kane’s ever-popular topical online rants Kaneings. So, book now! Another performance has just been added due to demand.
19th November. The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572573; www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Edible Art Patisserie
Opened this summer by Insta sensation Damien Wager, the new Edible Art Patisserie is unlike anything seen before in Cheltenham. Known for wonderful and wacky pastry creations, this is Wager’s first bricks and mortar offering. Serving beautifully-crafted creations, must-orders include as the ‘Red Velvet Petit Gateau’, ‘Peanut & Milk Chocolate bonbons’ and ‘Maple & Pecan macarons’. With an ever-changing collection of delights on offer, everything is made onsite using the best quality ingredients and you can watch Damien at work, too. Pre-book for afternoon tea – or drop in for a takeaway
Unit 19 Montpellier Courtyard, Cheltenham GL50 1SR. 01242 317867; www.edibleartpatisserie.com
Street art in Cheltenham
Fresh from the Cheltenham Paint Festival, discover the incredible street art by leading street artists dotted around town . Start at the famous scene by Hamlet (‘To be or not to be…’) created by Zabou on the Premier Inn side of the Brewery Quarter. The the vivid lady with fox by Faungraphic and Rocket01 on St Georges Street; and a huge cat by Curtis Hylton (aka Samer) on Albion Street. Next, pop across the road to the North Place car park where there are numerous extraordinary scenes from artists around the world. Finish at Sherbourne Place to check out the snake illusion.
Movie nights at Cheltenham Playhouse
Set in a Regency era building, this charming community theatre should not be missed – showing a fabulous selection of movies: The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sister Act and Singing in the Rain. While you’re there, soak up the history. The building was built in 1901 to sell ‘The Real Cheltenham Salts’ an evaporated version of the spa waters, which could be purchased by visitors to add to water and enjoy the medicinal properties. The property also housed nine baths of the natural spring water. After falling into disrepair in the 1930s, the building was converted into a community theatre and has been going strong ever since.
The Greatest Showman (7th November), Bohemian Rhapsody (14th November), Sister Act (21st November) and Singin’ in the Rain (28th November). Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HG. 01242 522852; www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk