The weekend is almost here let’s have a big cheer. Here’s a list of events happening in the Cotswolds area.
Stroud Farmers Market (the very best), top of town Saturday morning and afternoon.
Stroud Spring Ball: Dust off those DJs and ball gowns and dance the night away to enchanting and vibrant music with popular local ballroom dance host Mr Pinstripe. Playing a ion of ballroom, Latin and popular sequence dance tracks. Dress code: Black Tie & Evening Dress. Saturday 8.00pm £8.00.
Art and Photography at Slimbridge Wetland Centre: Celebrate the long history of art at Slimbridge with a series of activities suitable for adults and children alike. Saturday and Sunday from 10am.
Sue Smith textile exhibition in Nailsworth. County art enthusiasts can view a range of works by local textile artist Sue Smith, who uses a variety of techniques, including batik, gutta and felting on different weights and weaves of silk, to create unique cushions, scarves and pictures. At the Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery. Free admission
Seasonal Concert in Rodborough: Saturday 7.30pm at Rodborough Parish Church, Walkley Road, Rodborough, GL5 3TY. Rodborough Parish Church will provide the setting for a seasonal springtime concert performed by the Thameshead Singers.
‘Bear’s Ears and Painted Ladies’: Auricula Afternoon from
2pm on Saturday. Join the Museum Friends for a fascinating illustrated talk on the history and fashions of the Auricula over four hundred years in Britain. Guest speakers are Pat and Robin Fisher from the National Auricula and Primula Society, winners of the RHS Gold Medal for displays at Chelsea and Malvern Spring Show and holders of the National Collection of Border Auriculas. After the talk, enjoy tea and cake and watch demonstrations. £6 or £4 for Museum Friends.
Discover Tewkesbury’s Vintage Fair and antiques trail at the George Watson Memorial Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 From 10am on Saturday, free to admission.
The second annual Cheltenham Design Festival will focus on the future, with the country’s leading innovators and creatives heading to the Parabola Arts Centre this weekend.
Dexy gig: Get your best moves ready for when Dexy’s perform ‘Come on Eileen’ and latest album One Day I’m Going to Soar in its entirety, at a rare Gloucester Guildhall gig. Saturday 7.30pm.
Minchinhampton Open Gardens: 2pm at Various locations across Minchinhampton. Green-fingered locals and well-behaved pups can explore a wonderful variety of gardens across Minchinhampton.
Stroud Spring Walking Festival: Blow away those winter cobwebs and make way for the spring sunshine by lacing up your walking boots and joining hordes of locals expected to attend the inaugural Stroud Spring Walking Festival, in the picturesque setting of The Lake at The Lawn. Offering something for all abilities, there will be eight guided walks over nine days, from one to 19-miles, with themes including nature, history, canal and a few pubs. The Lake at The Lawn, off Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HE. Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 April 2013
Don’t forget to tune into the Teacakes and Talk show on Saturday at 10am.