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Andoversford Races

Sunday, April 5

Andoversford Races is the county's leading Point-to-Point fixture, where the steeplechasers and jockeys of tomorrow learn their trade in an eclectic pop-up racing event.

Offering £5,000 in prize money, Andoversford is the premier fixture of its genre in the UK calendar, featuring the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual Chase, a race that stretches back further than racing at Prestbury Park.

Spectators can expect a full-blooded countryside experience with pony racing, a tent-pegging tournament, dog agility, parade of hounds and loads of shops and stalls.

Or indulge yourself with Sunday lunch in a trackside restaurant catered by the award-winning Seven Tuns at Chedworth.

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival

May 5-10

With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, and Jamie Cullum and Moira Stuart amongst our biggest fans, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals.

Featuring a mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists and unique festival performances has seen us host some of the world’s greatest musicians.

The site in Montpellier Gardens, at the heart of Cheltenham is the perfect place to soak up the outstanding festival atmosphere.

01242 850270

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Beaufort Polo Club Masquerade Ball in aid of the Event Keel Foundation

Saturday, May 16

A fantastic evening of dinner and dancing and a chance to raise awareness and funds for an amazing charity.

Features guest speaker Marchioness Clare Milford Haven, celebrity auctioneer Adam Henson plus an exclusive Twilight Polo Match.

Dress code is black tie.

Tickets £105 each (or £1,000 for a table of 10) before April 17, or £120 after.

Includes welcome reception and canapés, three course dinner and wine, dancing to the Chip Shop Boys and late night bites.

Beaufort Polo Club, Westonbirt

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Spring wreath making masterclass with afternoon tea

Thursday, April 2

Make an Instagram-worthy spring wreath with the help of florist Donna Beaver at the Flower Studio.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea followed by Donna’s masterclass.

You will be given everything you need to construct a wreath to hang on your door for Easter.

Tickets cost £60 per person which includes a full afternoon tea, glass of Prosecco and everything you need to create a wreath.

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

01242 545454

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The Art of Brusho with Tracey Jane Rees

Tuesday, April 7

An opportunity to learn this relatively new medium called brusho with Tracey Jane Rees.

Workshop runs from 10am until 4pm and includes all materials, tea/coffee, pastries and a fantastic two course lunch.

Tickets are £80 per person, all materials included.

01386 881240

Dumbleton Hall Hotel

Nr Evesham

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Mother’s Day Lunch

Sunday, March 22

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with lunch at Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter.

Treat her to an exquisite three course lunch on the March 22 in the Dining Room and experience chef Charles Smith’s delicious Mother’s Day menu.

All mums will receive a special gift.

£39 per person, £25 for children under 12

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

01451 604447