Cheltenham - Gloucestershire
The November Edition
The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse
The November Meeting is back – and better than ever. Gear up for an unmissable three days with something for everybody, from countryside entertainment to top-class free family fun plus the ever-popular Guinness Village with live music throughout the day from favourite Irish band The Lucky 15’s. The races are on track to be top notch, too, including the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase on Countryside Day, the iconic Paddy Power Gold Cup on the Saturday and the Family Fun Day race of the day: Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.
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12th to 14th November. Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH. 01242 513 014; www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Mark Your Card at The Hollow Bottom
Join us for Mark the Card, a night of pre-meet fun and free bets at The Hollow Bottom, Gloucestershire’s best racing pub, in Guiting Power. We’ve got a fantastic panel planned, hosted by racing broadcaster Alex Steedman and featuring top jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and Star Sports’ Luke Tarr. Stay for a delicious supper, too, washed down with one of our local ales. Set around a roaring open fire, enjoy hearty British classics including Fish & Chips and Lucky Onion favourites such as the Double Gloucester Cheese Soufflé or Crispy Gammon Terrine and Glazed Gammon Hock.
7PM on 11th November. The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, GL54 5UX. Book Now at www.hollowbottom.com or call 01451 611 111.
No.131 Afterparty with Barry Geraghty and ITV Racing’s Chris Hughes and Luke Harvey
Hotfoot it to our beautiful Georgian townhouse, No.131, for the best races afterparty in town. Following the first day of Cheltenham’s Open Meeting, get yourself down here for an evening hosted by legendary jockey Barry Geraghty and ITV Racing’s Chris Hughes and Luke Harvey. There will be plenty to enjoy: a run through of the day’s action and expert insights into the next two days racing plus a couple of fun games to boot and even better banter. Enjoy a glass of Nyetimber on arrival, private bar and slider buffet and casino tables before dancing to the beats of our DJ till late. Book Now. It’s set to be a sell-out.
12th November. No.131, 131 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NW. 01242 822 939. Book tickets at www.no131afterparty.eventbrite.co.uk.
SIX at The Everyman Theatre
Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, SIX began life at Edinburgh Fringe with a student cast before being catapulted into a sell-out West End show and given a slot on Broadway. It’s a wonderfully niche plotline about the six wives of Henry VIII who take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. Unique – but it works. Vogue described the play as ‘a riotous explosion of wit that speaks strongly and vibrantly to today’ while the Evening Standard described SIX as the ‘most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’.
Until 6th November. The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ. 01242 572 573. www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Switch on of the Cheltenham Christmas lights
Live like a local and kick off the festive season in Cheltenham with the switching on of the Christmas lights. Taking place in the Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham High Street/The Promenade and Regent Arcade, it’s set to be action-packed, filled with music and Christmas delights. There will be carol singing, children from the local stage school performing West End hits and circus entertainer Thomas Trilby will be stopping by, too, bringing magic skills, comedy and family fun to the event. But perhaps most exciting is that Father Christmas will be paying a visit to the Brewery Quarter at 6.30pm.
20th November. Various locations around Cheltenham. www.visitcheltenham.com