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Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham's annual music, jazz, literature and science festivals are of international significance. The work is broadcast across the UK and internationally. They commission and present new work, and provide an education resource throughout Gloucestershire.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £212,320
  • 2013-2014: £217,203
  • 2014-2015: £222,851

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Tony Banks at Cheltenham Music Festival 2014

We recently caught up with Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks to talk about his classical commission for the 2014 Cheltenham Music Festival. Don't miss him in our Festival Proms series: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2014/pick-your-own-prom/

Steve Mould - Outdoor Experiment at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

When the Cheltenham Science Festival asked if I had any experiments I'd like to do outside I jumped at the chance, with the caveat that this wasn't the type of experiment you see in a science show where you know it's going to work. This is more like an experiment you might see in a lab where you don't know what the outcome will be! Thomas Young performed an incredible experiment in 1801. He shone sunlight though two holes and found that the beams of light coming out the other side were interacting with each other. This shouldn't happen because light is made of lots of little particles called photons (it's these particles that hit the back of our eyes and enable us to see). We know that these particles don't interact with each other, so how can two beams made up of these particles interact? That got me thinking, is there some other kind of wave I could use to show this kind of interference? Then it hit me, I could use sound! So instead of two holes or two slits, I'd use two speakers. And instead of a tank of water I'd use an audience of people!

Callum Smart at Cheltenham Music Festival

Chetham's student Callum Smart came to wide public attention when at the age of thirteen he was the strings category winner of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition. Callum will be performing Britten's Violin Concerto, first premiered in New York in 1940, at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival, alongside the wonderful Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2013/a-britten-double-bill-and-shostakovich-s-fifth-symphony/

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James Rhodes at Cheltenham Music Festival

Pianist, raconteur, writer and broadcaster James Rhodes continues to carve out a position as a performer of unique character. His appearance at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival promises to be a captivating, one-off night of music-making -- encapsulating James' unique, funny, iconoclastic thoughts on music, love and life.

Question Everything with Russell Foster

This year, The Times Cheltenham Science Festival invites you to 'question everything'. We're on the hunt for science and technology's big, unanswered questions. As part of Question Everything, professor of circadian neuroscience and Chairman of The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, Russell Foster, chats to us about the key to a good night's sleep and the nature of the mind...

Question Everything with Mark Lythgoe

This year, The Times Cheltenham Science Festival invites you to 'question everything'. We're on the hunt for science and technology's big, unanswered questions. As part of Question Everything, Director of The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, Professor Mark Lythgoe, chats to us about scientific breakthroughs, finding the answer to love and his big question... What is consciousness?

Question Everything with Quentin Cooper

This year, the Times Cheltenham Science Festival invites you to 'question everything'. We're on the hunt for science and technology's big, unanswered questions. As part of Question Everything, broadcaster Quentin Cooper chats to us about his Cheltenham Science Festival memories, why science is like travelling and his big question... Will we run out of oil?

Orchestrapaedia at Cheltenham Music Festival

Roxanna Panufnik explains the creation of her new work, 'Orchestrapaedia' - including illustrations by her brother Jem that accompany the live performance. Inspired by Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Orchestrapaedia is a brand new piece by Roxanna Panufnik that celebrates an orchestra's diverse character. Based on the hauntingly beautiful Welsh air 'Dros yr Afon', the instruments take on anthropomorphic characters, such as Señor Trompeta, the Mexican Trumpet; Sassy Clarinet & Big Daddy Bass and Loving Lower Strings -- all vividly brought to life in glorious technicolour by Roxanna's artist brother, Jem Panufnik.

Swing from Paris - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Swing from Paris bring you the sounds of a chic Parisian café and the French jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. With violin, guitars and double bass, expect stylish jazz & vintage swing. They joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Gabby Young - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Roll up, roll up for the world's finest purveyors of circus swing! With seductive vocals, a nod to burlesque and a charismatically quirky performance style, Gabby Young and Other Animals light up every stage they play. Gabby joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

The Coronettes - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. The Coronettes are an acoustic duo from Cheltenham, who perform the quirkiest covers you'll never imagine. Their repertoire is an eclectic collection of tunes, all dexterously handpicked from over eight decades of popular music and culture. They joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Lianne La Havas - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. The career of soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lianne La Havas has sky rocketed since her first appearance on Jools Holland back in 2011, and she returned for the Jools' Annual Hootenanny show back in December. She joined us backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Emilia Mitiku - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. The Swedish jazzy pop and soul singer, Emilia Mitiku, has become a firm favourite with BBC Radio 2 with vintage pop singles You're Not Right for Me and So Wonderful from her new and highly anticipated album I Belong to You. She joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Jo Silver and the Cafe Bohemia - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Named after the famous jazz club, 'The Café Bohemia' features composer & lead guitarist, AC Wood & is fronted by the sweet & sultry vocals of Ms. Jo Silver, combining Django Reinhardt's Hot Club classics with strong influences of American Be-Bop. They joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Gregory Porter - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. With a rich baritone and an irresistibly charismatic performance style, soulful singer Gregory Porter is the newly crowned king of vocal jazz and this year's Artist in Residence at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Fujalada - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Fujalada kick out a pulsating mix of funkfuelled, feel-good vibes combined with top-notch musicianship & showmanship. They joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Jo Harman - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Jo Harman exploded onto the blues scene last year with a world-class band and a stunning voice - she draws heavily on a compelling mix of roots, blues, gospel and soul influences. She joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Laura Mvula - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Laura Mvula has been touted as the one to watch in 2013, as one of only three artists to appear both on the BBC Sound of 2013 list and shortlisted for Brits Critics Choice. She joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Helena Jesele - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Helena Jesele is singer and songwriter who was born in Manchester, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. She has performed at famous London jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott's, La Pigalle and Cafe Royale. She joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Thrill Collins - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. Thrill Collins are an acoustic trio specialising in 1980s and 1990s cover versions and are part of the nu-skiffle movement and of the larger Cheltenham folk music scene. They played the Free Stage at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival and joined us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

Joe Stilgoe - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Go behind the scenes with Henry Westons cider at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival! Exclusive videos and live performances by star performers and emerging artists. One of the world's finest singer-pianists, Joe Stilgoe mixes virtuosic musicianship with charm, wit and a dynamic stage presence. He joins us backstage for an exclusive performance with Henry Westons...

5 Minutes With Josephine for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013

Vocally, Josephine is old beyond her years, possessing a rich and soulful sound. She recently supported Paloma Faith on tour, appeared on Later With Jools Holland and is riding high on the BBC Radio 2 playlists with Portrait and Original Love. We caught up with Josephine ahead of her performance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

5 Minutes With Emilia Mitiku for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013

The Swedish jazzy pop and soul singer, Emilia Mitiku, has become a firm favourite with BBC Radio 2 with vintage pop singles You're Not Right for Me and So Wonderful from her new and highly anticipated album I Belong to You. We caught up with Emilia ahead of her performance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

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www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

109-111
Bath Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7LS

51.890091, -2.07714

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