Events

To keep you informed, entertained and engaged, the Society runs an ongoing programme of events throughout the year with talks, discussion meetings, visits to places of interest and an annual lecture by a keynote speaker.

Heritage Open Days

Every September thousands of buildings throughout England open their doors to the general public to celebrate national heritage. For details see heritageopendays.org.uk or watch out for details in the local media.

Special events may also be organised at these places including art exhibitions, concerts, talks and guided tours

Cheltenham regularly takes part, and in recent years the general public  have had access to a number of significant buildings in the town, notably the Masonic Hall, the Synagogue, Cheltenham Ladies' College,  Cheltenham Minster and Parmoor House, Cheltenham Civic Society Headquarters. HOD's are organised in collaboration with the National Trust, Heritage Alliance and Civic Voice.

Please visit the HOD Facebook page.

   

Civic Day

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride - a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".

The first Civic Day was held in 2011, and is now celebrated by many community groups in lots of different ways including tours, competitions, street parties, etc. Some local Civic Societies arrange a week of events around Civic Day.

The 2017 Civic Day was marked by an exhibition about the history and identity of the Lower High Street in the Chapel Arts Gallery, Knapp Road. The event was made possible by the collaboration of Cheltenham West End Partnership and the University of Gloucestershire  History Department.

For details of other Civic Day events see civicvoice.org.uk or the local media.

Civic Day 2018

This year the Civic Society is taking part in the national Street Pride campaign and will be carrying out an audit of the High Street to identify clutter and other problems.Volunteers are needed to help with the audit. If you are committed to the quality of our public realm and would like to help please download this information and send in your details by Friday 27 April. This is at the heart of what the Civic Society is all about, so your help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Upcoming Events

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Civic Day

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride.

This year, the Sreet Pride Team will revisit the High Street audit conducted in 2018

Saturday 22 June 2019

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Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride - a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".

The first Civic Day was held in 2011, and is now celebrated by many community groups in different ways including tours, competitions, street parties, etc. Some local civic societies arrange a week of events around Civic Day.

In Cheltenham, Civic Day 2017 was marked by an exhibition about the history and identity of the Lower High Street in the Chapel Arts Gallery, Knapp Road. The event was made possible by the collaboration of Cheltenham West End Partnership and the University of Gloucestershire’s History Department.

In 2018, we took part in the national Street Pride campaign and carried out an audit of the High Street to identify clutter and other problems. Over thirty volunteers, armed with clipboards and cameras, documented offending items and we published a report, sent to the borough and country councils. LINK TO REPORT

On 22 June, Civic Day 2019, volunteers will check on progress made since last year, focussing on the Lower High Street. Much has been achieved but more needs to be done. Another report may be published. For more up to date information about the day, check our Facebook page LINK

If you would like to offer support, please contact  streetpride@cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk to be part of this important event.

The Street Pride Report can be seen here.

 
 

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Cheltenham's BID: what it's achieved and what's next

Tuesday 2 July 2019
7.30pm Parmoor House

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Kevan Blackadder, Director, Cheltenham Business Improvement District, brings us up to date with the BID programme.

Members: Please confirm your tickets by email to membership@cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk
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Summer party at Parmoor House

Saturday 24 August 2019
6.00 - 8.00pm Parmoor House Garden

Free to Members. Non-members £10 per person.

 

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Join fellow Civic Society members and guests at the Summer Party in the Parmoor House Garden. If the weather is inclement, the party will be held in the Bache Room on the ground floor of Parmoor House.

Download an application form here or apply for tickets online.

Members: Please confirm your tickets by email to membership@cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk
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Heritage Open Days

Friday 13 - Sunday 22 September 2019

Watch this space for further details

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This national event runs over 10 days with the theme 'people power', and Cheltenham has some significant examples.

The buildings that will be open, and all events, walks and talks will be listed in the brochure available late July from Tourist Information at The Wilson. The brochure will become available here and at heritageopendays.org

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Re-dedication of the WW1 Battlefield Crosses 

A special church service

Cheltenham Minster, 44 Clarence Street,
Cheltenham GL50 3PL

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL NOVEMBER 2019

Watch this space for further details.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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