Cheltenham - Gloucestershire

The October Edition

Dine in the Dark at The Tavern

Forget trick or treat. Instead, ‘Dine in the Dark’ at The Tavern with a candlelit Halloween dinner. For years, The Tavern has remained a local favourite as the place to eat and drink in Cheltenham so there’s no better place to celebrate this spooky season. With a menu, created using the best of local produce, start with ‘Ox cheek nuggets with tomato & chilli ketchup’, then onto ‘Pork schnitzel, chilli butter & green bean salad’ and finish with ‘Pumpkin pie with spiced custard’. If Halloween is not quite your thing then enjoy our main menu of comforting, taverna-style food.
29th-31st October. The Tavern, 5 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN. 01242 221 212; www.thetaverncheltenham.com

New Tivoli cinema in Cheltenham

It’s been one of the most highly-anticipated openings this year – but finally this new boutique cinema at Regent Arcade has thrown open its doors, just in time for the release of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die. Expect state-of-the-art technology and a sumptuous interior, with high-tech laser projection and sofa seating.. This Cheltenham cinema will also have a 32-seater private screening room available to hire. The café is top notch, too, serving up luxury takes on classic cinema dishes – think wild boar hot dogs, hand-stretched sourdough pizzas and gourmet burgers.

Tivoli Cinema, Regent Arcade, Regent St, Cheltenham GL50 1EU. www.tivolicinemas.com

Russell Howard at Everyman Theatre 

Much-loved British comedian Russell Howard is back in town with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Riding high on the success of his Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Respite is all about searching for sanity in an insane world. A dark and satirical set, get ready to be in stitches with Howard’s trademark observations on the absurdities of British life. Combining childish smut with feelgood positivity, the comedian hits all the right notes thanks to – as The Telegraph put it – his offering of ‘togetherness, hope and a lot of silliness.’

1st & 2nd October. The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572573; www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Scouting for Girls at Cheltenham Town Hall

Part of this British rock band’s mammoth headline tour, Scouting for Girls will be going all out, performing both their greatest hits and tracks from their new album Easy Cover. And Easy Cover comes with a difference – whilst Scouting for Girls’ genius shines through, it’s an infectious collection of 80s covers such as Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’. And – whether you’re an 80s fan or not – with two million albums, four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello, four top ten singles and a sold-out Wembley Arena under their belt, this gig can’t fail to be good.

21st October. Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA. 0844 576 2210; www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk