Shropshire Beer Festival. 3- 5 October
Seven pubs along South Shropshire’s Clun Valley. Events and entertainment with a wide selection of speciality beers, highlighting local breweries. (Bus service available between pubs)
Mahler’s Third Symphony, Tchaikovsky From St Petersburg and Rattle Conducts Schumann, Symphony Hall. 7 Oct -19 December
Symphony Hall, with its world class acoustics and stunning auditorium, is considered to be not only the UK’s finest concert hall but also one of the best in the world.
Hamlet, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon. 24 July – 15 November
David Tennant, who has become a household name as the tenth actor to play Doctor Who, returns to play Hamlet alongside Patrick Stewart at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Special display – Portraits from Chequers: Kings, Queens, and Revolutionaries, Compton Verney Art Gallery. 7 June-14 December
Compton Verney is an award winning art gallery set in Warwickshire, housing six permanent collections and a programme of exhibitions. It offers a unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion located in 120 acres of spectacular parkland.
English Mutual Lecture, Worcester Cathedral. 9 October 2008
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, one of Britain’s top explorers, will talk about his life of global circumnavigations, gruelling marathon challenges, his ascent of The Eiger despite crippling vertigo and his current attempt to conquer Everest. The talk is in aid of The Wealth of Happiness Foundation.
Final fixtures-Worcestershire County Cricket Club. 10-21 September
Catch one of the final fixtures of the 2008 season.
New photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky, Van Gogh and the Colours of the Night, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. September 10 2008 – 5 January 2009
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
Blenheim Palace Bike Event, September 28 and International Horse Trials, September 11-14
For the very first time this magnificent park in Woodstock will be open to all cyclists and their families. One of the world’s premier three day horse events will also be held in the grounds.
Stroud Food Festival. September 5-19
Experience delicious eating experiences such as; the Paella Evening (with sangria and flamenco guitar music) and the Pudding Evening.
Circuit of Bath Walk. September 28
Take in the spectacular scenery on the outskirts of Bath including the beautiful villages of Upper Swainswick, Southstoke, Bathampton, Monkton Combe and the mystical ancient hill fort of Solsury Hill.