Springtime in the Cotswolds epitomises the very essence of this beautiful and revitalising season. If you’re looking to get away from it all, yearning for a little taste of country life, or perhaps you’re lucky enough to call this beautiful region your home (but you’re simply looking for a dose of inspiration for what to do this spring!), here’s a little calendar of activities we think are well worth popping in the diary.
Watch Macbeth at the RSC
From 13th March to 18th September, this dark and psychological Shakespearean thriller is returning to Stratford upon Avon. Directed by Polly Findlay and marking Christopher Eccleston’s first foray into the RSC, you can find out more and buy tickets at http://www.rsc.org.uk
Marvel at Louis Turpin
Turpin’s Travels Through Landscapes and Gardens takes place in the beautiful village of Stow-on-the-Wold from 4th-24th March. In what promises to be a truly vibrant and inspiring exhibition, you can head to http://www.fossegallery.com to see more of his vivid and contemporary art.
Copyright Louis Turpin
Take a slice of the Cotswolds home
If you have a spare afternoon, don’t forget to pop into our flagship Cotswold Co store! Located in the once public house, The Unicorn in Stow-on-the-Wold, a warm welcome still awaits you together with a beautiful selection of country-inspired furniture and rustic home accessories.
Listen to bestselling authors at Oxford’s Literary Festival
With a little something for everyone, this year’s Literary Festival (17th-25th March) sees a whole host of bestselling authors and guest speaks in attendance, including Sebastian Barry, Ruby Wax and Anthony Horowitz. With courses and events for bibliophiles of all ages, the organisers recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment – for more information, visit http://www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org
A family day-out at Paxford Point-to-Point
Located two miles East of Chipping Campden, hurry down to Bank Farm on Easter Monday (2nd April) for a day of outdoor family fun! Visit http://www.pointingwm.co.uk for a list of events and more information about what to expect on the day.
Explore, taste and discover at Cheltenham’s Wine Festival
Pop Saturday 7th April in your diary for Cheltenham’s popular Wine Festival. With passionate experts in attendance showcasing more than 300 wines, you can taste and discover new ones from all over the world, whilst learning about the different grape varieties and the special people and places behind them. To book tickets, visit www.cheltenhamwinefestival.com
Discover beautiful gems at Blenheim Palace
From 19th-22nd April, 30 dealers will congregate in the beautiful surroundings of Blenheim Palace to showcase world-class art and antiques. The 6th annual Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) Fair, this year’s theme celebrates rubies and ‘all things red’. From jewellery to furniture and textiles to sculptures, you’ll need to dig deep with prices ranging from £100 to an eye-watering £100k! Head over to http://www.thecada.org to download a complimentary ticket.
These are just a few of the events happening across the Cotswolds during the early spring months which have caught our eye. A truly beautiful region which continues to inspire us today more than 20 years on, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it as much as we have.