Cheltenham Festivals and Events Guide, Briarfields

Jazz Festival – 27th April – 2nd May 2022

With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. Previous guests include Randy Crawford, Nubya Garcia, Kamasi Washington, Gregory Poter, Courtney Pine, Katie Melua, Hugh Laurie, Laura Mvula, Eartha Kitt, Caro Emerald, Corinne Bailey Rae, Imelda May, Soweto Kinch, Van Morrison, Yazz Ahmed, Kansas Smitty’s, Stephane Grappelli, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman and Ornette Coleman.

Science Festival – 7th – 12th June 2022

How long is a piece of string? What makes the world turn? And why does chocolate taste so good? Nothing is off limits at Cheltenham Science Festival. Every year we are joined by the world’s greatest scientists, futurologists and thought-leaders to help make sense of the world around us.

With past speakers including Brian Cox, Helen Sharman, Giles Yeo, Helen Czerski, Robert Winston, Alice Roberts, Hannah Fry, Richard Dawkins, Jessica Barker, Dallas Campbell, Stefan Gates, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Maddie Moate and Greg Foot the festival is the perfect place to expand your mind. Join us for debate, discovery, experiments, enjoyment and hands-on fun.

Music Festival – 6th – 16th July 2022

Cheltenham’s Music festival celebrates the very best contemporary composition alongside a feast of popular classics. Our impressive past performers have included Nicola Benedetti, Steven Isserlis, Alfie Boe, Milos and Evelyn Glennie. From hands-on family concerts, to world premieres by the world’s finest performers – Cheltenham Music Festival promises twelve days of sublime and surprising musical adventures for all ages.

Literature Festival – 7th – 16th October 2022

Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers, while inspiring over 9,000 school children with a love of books through its Literature for Schools programme.

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