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  1. Cheltenham Music Festival 2024 Programme Notes

    Friday 5 July 2024
    Welcome to Cheltenham Music Festival 2024. We're thrilled to have you join us for an incredible programme of performances celebrating the best in classical musicBelow, you'll find the performance programme notes, providing insights and…
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  2. "Book festivals improve our world"

    Tuesday 2 July 2024
    Book festivals improve our world.Collectively over the past year, our nine book festivals in the UK have issued 464,000 tickets, sold over £1.5m-worth of books, engaged 64,000 school pupils in free activities, offered 99,000 free or…
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  3. FameLab UK back with a bang at Cheltenham Science Festival 2024

    Tuesday 25 June 2024
    On Friday 7 June 2024, at Parabola Arts Centre during Cheltenham Science Festival, eight of the best science communicators from across the UK vied for the title of FameLab UK Champion in front of a live audience. FameLab is the largest…
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  4. Cheltenham Science Festival Paves the Way for Thinkers of Tomorrow

    Wednesday 12 June 2024
    From the cosmos to the countryside, Cheltenham Science Festival (4-9 June) embarked on a tour of the universe during six days of explosive demos, talks, debates and creative workshops. The six-day event inspired the next generation of…
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  5. An update on our funding

    Wednesday 5 June 2024
    We are saddened to announce that Baillie Gifford have decided to end their partnership with Cheltenham Literature Festival. Our full statement is below. Culture and literature are by their nature engaged in the world beyond them. It is not…
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  6. Cheltenham Music Festival Appoints New Artistic Director

    Monday 20 May 2024
    Ahead of a 2024 season that will celebrate among other musical moments the 150th anniversary of fellow Gloucestershire native Gustav Holst, Cheltenham Music Festival is already planning for its future, announcing a new Artistic Director…
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  7. Speakers on Panel with pop up SF

    Cheltenham Science Festival Announces Unmissable 2024 Programme

    Monday 22 April 2024
    Over 200 speakers across a diverse range of professions will appear in over 100 ticketed events including: space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain, award winning physicist Brian Cox,…
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    Cheltenham Festivals Shortlisted For Three SoGlos Lifestyle Awards

    Thursday 28 March 2024
    The arts organisation has been nominated for Charity of the Year and its Jazz and Literature Festivals have each been separately nominated for Event of the Year in the region’s highest-profile awards for lifestyle and entertainment.
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  9. Cheltenham Music Festival Announces "Sparkling" 2024 Programme

    Monday 11 March 2024
    Cheltenham Music Festival has announced a sparkling line-up for its 79th year. From Saturday 6 July to Saturday 13 July, the Festival will host some of the most exciting names of today’s classical music world. The programme builds on the…
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  10. Access to Music 2024 Conference header image

    Access to Music 2024

    Monday 4 March 2024
    Cheltenham Jazz Festival will this year host the first Access To Music Conference, which will see industry figures gather together to explore the challenges faced by disabled people participating in music and live events.  
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  11. Cheltenham Music Festival 2024

    Monday 4 March 2024
    We are aware of an online article that appeared over the weekend about the future of Cheltenham Music Festival. We were not asked to offer comment on it before publication, and would therefore like to take this opportunity to address the…
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  12. Hands typing on a laptop keyboard. There is an overlay graphic that says AI over the top of the image.

    New White Paper on AI

    Friday 23 February 2024
    A new white paper on artificial intelligence has been co-authored for the UK Science Festivals Network by Professor Tracy Harwood and Cheltenham Festivals’ Head of Science Festival Programming, Dr Marieke Navin.The white paper identifies a…
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