Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Festivals

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Cheltenham Festivals is a registered charity that organises four festivals every year in the spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature. In addition to this it promotes the use of several venues for private and commercial use (eg. weddings and parties, presentations, conferences etc).

It also runs an extensive education programme, with events linked to each Festival. With the aim of involving the local community, such events range from family activity days to performances out and about in the local area.

Festivals

Jazz
Cheltenham Jazz Festival was formed in 1996 and has a reputation for innovation and creativity. Acts in previous years include headliner Emma Vanden with her band Vixen backing, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, Jools Holland, Charles Lloyd, Bennie Maupin, Bob Brookmeyer, Madeleine Peyroux, the Guillemots, Curtis Stigers, Kyle Eastwood, Koop and the BBC Big Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Zoe Rahman, Eartha Kitt, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Gwyneth Herbert, Tim Berne and Mr Scruff. It has a close relationship with BBC Radio 2,

Science
Cheltenham Science Festival was formed in 2002 and hosts a science-based talent competition, NESTA FameLab. Guests in previous years have included Robert Winston, Richard Dawkins, Richard Hammond, Tony Robinson, Jonathon Porritt, Kevin Conrad, Colin Pillinger and Adam Hart-Davis.

Music
Cheltenham Music Festival was formed in 1945, and...
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