Written for Venue, July 2010
Music Cheltenham Music Festival
Classical Brit award winner and Cheltenham Music Festival regular Alina Ibragimova returns with the likes of Gunilla Sussman, Milos Karadaglic and Steven Isserlis to provide Cheltenham’s classical summer soundtrack. The eco-friendly organisers ensure all proceeds go to the local community, so if you fancy a bit of charitable culture, order your tickets now.
CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL VARIOUS LOCATIONS FRI 2 – SAT 17. SEE MUSIC LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.
Event Simon Schama
Having conquered the history of Britain and the future of America, award-winning Simon Schama turns his hand to the now of America. The New Yorker’s art and culture critic brings his views and speculations on the state of the nation at present and impending threats to its future. Barak Obama, the capitalist system, power, war, race and immigration are some of the themes to be expected from Schama’s latest discussion.
SIMON SCHAMA ST GEORGE’S BRISTOL TUES 6. SEE EVENTS LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.
Food and Drink Bath Food and Drink Festival
Bakers, cheesemongers, baristas and winemakers are set to hoard to Bath for a weekend of gluttony and enlightenment: which one you opt for is your choice. Celebrity chefs, Michelin Star earners and local specialists are all billed to bring visitors a taste of the Med, the East and our very own homeland. With frequent talks and demonstrations, live music and street theatre, there will be no excuse for boredom.
BATH FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL ROYAL VICTORIA PARK SAT 3-SUN 4. SEE FOOD AND DRINK LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.
One again, Mongrel hosts the St Paul’s Carnival after party with sounds from Psyda vs Haywire, Mako vs Mute and Cameron vs Subkulture. Utopia Music and KSS Black keep the drum & bass going downstairs, whilst upstairs will present Death$ucker’s AV set along with reggae, jungle, dubstep and breakcore.
MONGREL THE BLACK SWAN, STAPLETON ROAD SAT 3. SEE CLUBS LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.
Clubs Filthy Dukes at Metripolis
After a quick scrub on their return from Glastonbury’s Dance East stage, London-based DJs test the waters of Bath. Expect a fusion of dance and alternative soundbites from the critically acclaimed “new Chemical Brothers”.
FILTHY DUKES MOLES, BATH SAT 3. SEE CLUBS LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.
Event Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Polish your armour and mount your steed for Europe’s biggest free medieval festival. Prepare to relive the 1471 battle of Tewkesbury complete with 2000 knights, gunners and archers before joining them to discuss authentic crafts over a traditional fire-cooked meal and a tankard of mead.
TEWKESBURY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL TEWKESBURY, SAT 10-SUN 11. SEE EVENTS LISTINGS FROM P.XX FOR MORE.