Valentine’s Day at The Lucky Onion
Love is in the air – and we’ve got plenty planned be it an indulgent escape, casual date night or get-together with single friends. The restaurant at our beautiful Cheltenham townhouse No.131 is hard to beat for romance with its Beef Wellington to share, followed by exquisite chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream. Just around the corner, The Tavern is perfect for a relaxed meal a deux with delectable cocktails, delicious burgers and mouth-watering deserts.
Or enjoy Best of British at our 17th-century coaching inn The Wheatsheaf in Northleach, including exquisite cuts of rare breed beef. The Hollow Bottom and The Crown are ideal for cosying up or gathering together friends, serving up hearty classics such as Bangers and Mash and Fish and Chips. Looking to stay the night? Snap up our Get Lucky offer at No.131, No.38 or The Wheatsheaf which comes complete with beautiful flowers and a glass of Nyetimber on arrival.
Lucian Freud self-portraits at Chapel Arts
This ‘exhibition on screen’ from the Royal Academy in London brings together 50 Lucian Freud self-portraits. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, this modern master of British art has turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself in this collection of paintings, prints and drawings. Spanning nearly seven decades, the self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to his final one 64 years later. An engrossing study of the process of self-representation, this intensely compelling exhibition is a unique opportunity to see the life’s work of a master in one show.
Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3QQ
The Croft at Everyman Theatre
Set in the remote Scottish Highlands, this bold and haunting new play will set pulses racing. The story follows two women who arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille however their weekend getaway soon takes an unexpected turn. Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them.
Produced by The Original Theatre Company (Birdsong), the play is in great hands, starring national treasure Gwen Taylor and directed by award-winning director Philip Franks (The Habit of Art).
Until 25th January
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ
Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra at Pittville Pump Room
This year the Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating their 125th anniversary season. And they are marking this landmark achievement in style with a series of concerts and a fantastic programme which takes in all the classics alongside some more unusual pieces rarely heard in Cheltenham.
This evening’s programme includes Verdi’s Overture ‘La forza del destino’ (described as Verdi’s most ambitious score), Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Joanna MacGregor CBE, Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music.
Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham GL52 3JE
0844 576 2210
Festival Trials at Cheltenham Racecourse
It’s the final meeting before Race Week – and the perfect opportunity to finalise your choices ahead of The Festival in March. There will be seven races including the famous 2:25pm Paddy Cotswold Chase. Now is also a great time to put our preview night for The Festival in your diary.
Hosted by Star Sports on 9th March at the Hollow Bottom, Gloucestershire’s premier racing pub, we’ve got an exciting line-up of panellists: racing TV presenter and pundit Alex Steedman, Carl Llewellyn, two time Grand National-winning jockey and assistant trainer to Nigel Twiston-Davies, and Gary Wiltshire, bookmaker and racing pundit, among other great names.
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL50 4SH