Great things to do in The Cotswolds in November 2018
Christmas Cooking Class, Winston House, Stroud, Thurs 1 Nov & Thurs 8 Nov
Learn some fab new recipes in time for Christmas and impress all your family with your delicious cooking. Perfect for a buffet or as canapés at a Christmas do.
Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles, Barn Theatre, Cirencester, to Sat 24 Nov
The haunting tale of The Hound of Baskervilles is filled with twists, turns and absolute insanity.
Retail Rocks the Cotswolds, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Tues 6 Nov
Rock the Cotswolds has played a pivotal role in bringing awareness to the eccentric, creative and pioneering place the Cotswolds has become. Come along to learn, question, be inspired and share your experience of retail in the Cotswolds.
Retail Rocks The Cotswolds
Wanderlust: Exhibition, 1793 Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tues 6 Nov - Sun 23 Dec
1793 exhibits the works of Mike England, a Cotswold local finding inspiration in colourful landscapes.
One Pot Wonders, Natural Cookery School, Nailsworth, Wed 7 Nov
Cook quick, delicious one-pot dinners, perfect for a busy weekday or a cold winter evening.
One Pot Wonder
Stroud Book Festival, Wed 7 Nov to Sun 11 Nov
Stroud’s 5-day festival brings bookworms together to celebrate literature in all its brilliant forms, with a line-up including Mary Queen of Shops, Bake Off judge Prue Leith, Alan Johnson and Ade Adepitan.
The Big Fat Christmas Quiz, The Porch House, Stow, Wed 7 Nov
The Porch House has put its own twist on a traditional pub quiz. Do you know your flavours? Find out in their taste test.
Beyond the Barricades, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Sat 10 Nov
The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour, delivering the best of Broadway and the West End, is now in its 19th successive year and features principal performers from Les Miserables.
Ladies That Lunch – Festive Spirit, The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Shurdington, Tues 13 Nov
This ladies’ lunch with a festive twist is definitely one for the calendar. Take part in a cocktail master class, with specially selected festive cocktails as well as a delicious two course lunch.
Christmas Shopping Evening, Paprika Gifts, Chippenham, Thurs 15 Nov
Everything you’ll find in Paprika is unique and contemporary, so join them for an evening of Christmas shopping and enjoy some bubbly, goody bags and a raffle in aid of Dorothy House.
Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon, to Sat 1 Dec
This is the last month in which to see this exciting exhibition – the Art and Conflict collection reflects six artists’ interpretations of war and conflict, all from the Swindon collection of Modern British Art. It’s a bit of culture before the silly season!
Jack Mac’s Funk Band, The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat, Fri 16 Nov
Jack Mac’s band is guaranteed to get any audience on their feet and flying around the dance floor.
Clues & Crime at Minstead Lodge, Minstead, Fri 16 Nov
Don your thinking cap at Minstead Lodge Murder Mystery Evening - immerse yourself in the story, dress up in 1940’s gear and figure out whodunnit.
The November Meeting, Cheltenham Racecourse, Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov
Racing season returns to Gloucestershire in its inimitable and oh-so-alluring style with The November Meeting, where glamour, gambling and very, very fast gee-gees all rock up at Cheltenham. Tempted by three days of fundraising, fabulous racing and remembrance, not to mention shopping to die for, delicious food and bubbles, we at Muddy poked our noses into the equine action to find out more about it.
Magic and Wine Night with Sieko, Averys Cellar, Bristol, Fri 16 Nov
Professional magician and member of the Magic Circle, Sieko brings his unique and relaxed style of magic to Averys. Enjoy an intimate show whilst drinking some of the best wines on the market, specially selected for you.
Chunky Wreath Workshop, Meggies, Stow-on-the-Wold 17th November
Join Courtney on Saturday November 17th at Meggie’s Stow-on-the-Wold for a one hour merino wool chunky wreath making workshop. Select your colour and then choose a workshop time slot. Only 4 people per session. All supplies are included and no experience is needed.
The Parenting Toolkit: Simple Steps to Happy and Confident Children,
Museum in the Park, Stroud, Sat 17 Nov
Great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, Caroline Penney holds a one-off workshop debuting the methods and lessons she discusses in her book. The parenting expert delves deep into acknowledging your child’s feelings and changing emotions and, importantly, how to look after yourself whilst raising a family. Pick up a free copy of the book at the end of the seminar.
Gift Wrapping Master Class, Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wed 21 Nov
Expert wrapper Jane Means shows you skills and techniques to create that perfectly presented gift for a loved one this Christmas.
Meet Father Christmas, Cotswold Farm Park,
Guiting Power, near Cheltenham,
from Sat 24 Nov to Mon 24th December
Bring the little ones to share their Christmas wishes, pick up a present and meet the elves.
Awful Auntie: Live, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wed 21 Nov to Sat 24 Nov
This brilliant adaptation of David Walliams’ work comes to the stage, a hit for both little and large!
Christmas Shopping at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Mon 26 Nov to Wed 28 Nov
Take away the stress of Christmas shopping with this unique collection of independent shops in the beautiful surroundings of Whatley Manor.
Very Cowley at Christmas, Cowley Manor, 28-29 Nov
For one sparkly night and two fabulous days Cowley Manor will play host to the much loved and most anticipated Christmas event of the year – A Very Cowley Christmas 2018. By nightfall on 28 November the manor house will be transformed into the most exclusive shopping address in the Cotswolds, bedrooms will become fashion boutiques, the lounge area will become a treasure trove of jewels, fine food, tipples and champagne, the ground floor a showcase of the most stylish gifts ideas and the garden room a mecca of all things beauty! With informative masterclass sessions throughout the following day, this really is the event of the festive season.
Chunky Wreath Workshop, Inside Out Gifts, Cheltenham, Thurs 29 Nov
If you’re looking for something individual to deck out your home this Christmas, this workshop is the answer. Create your own chunky knit wreath from a selection of festive colours.
Painswick Goodwill Evening, The Painswick Centre, Stroud, Fri 30 Nov
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, with charities representing many different important causes. Donate clothes, toys, food or any change you can spare. Plus, local school children will hold a lantern parade in celebration of the Christmas season.
Painswick Goodwill Event on Facebook
Silver Surfers: Over 30’s Session, Rush Skate Park, Stroud, Fri 30 Nov
Calling all *ahem* older skaters - Rush Skate Park hosts their monthly event dedicated to you.
Christmas Party Night, Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Fri 30 Nov
Party the night away, feast on three delicious courses and drink too much wine. Plus, there will be a disco where you get to bust out your best moves.