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Hereford Open Day

Our Hereford Open Day is designed to help you find out what it would be like to learn with us. Join a student-led tour on Monday 9 March as you go behind the scenes at our Herefordshire campus.

Monday 9 March 2020, 1.30-7pm

StarBistro Cheltenham Gold Cup Breakfast

Join StarBistro for an extra special champagne breakfast to set you up for a great day at the Races. Choose from a range of delicious options from this exclusive breakfast menu to accompany a glass of local bubbles or stout.

Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 March 2020, 9-11am
£12.50 / £17.50 per person

StarBistro Mother's Day Lunch

Mother’s day is a perfect opportunity to show you care for the mums in your life. Join StarBistro’s team of accomplished chefs as they serve a delicious Mother’s Day Sunday lunch, supporting National Star’s work alongside young people with disabilities.

Sunday 22 March 2020, 12noon-2pm & 2.30-4.30pm
£25 for three courses, £20 for two courses. Children under 12 years old, 50% discount.

National Star Transition Event

The Transition Event offers an invaluable opportunity to see the huge range of services and products available, both locally and nationally, that can help students and their families access the support and opportunities they need to make a successful transition in the future.
The 2020 event will include a sensory impairment friendly session to assist the accessibility of this event. During this time there will be a reduced number of people visiting the exhibition stands and lower lighting to create a more inviting ambience.

Friday 3 April 2020, 10am-3.30pm
National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham
Free Entry with a ticket

Bread-making at the Bistro

As members of the ‘Real Bread’ campaign the StarBistro team is passionate about the bread it serves to customers.

Here’s your chance to spark your own passion for bread-making and work alongside our chefs in the kitchen, learning how to make your own lovely loaves!

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 9.30am - 3.30pm
£70 per person

StarBistro Italian Buffet

Join us for a mouth-watering Italian food extravaganza. Chefs at StarBistro will be preparing a sumptuous Italian food buffet featuring an array of pasta dishes with a selection of sauces, salads and sourdough pizza. Joe, our resident Italian food specialist, spent some time living and honing his culinary skills in Italy so expect a night to remember.

Friday 15 May 2020, 7-9.30pm
£18 per person to include a bottle of Italian beer or soft drink

StarBistro Quiz Night

Pit your wits against quizmaster ‘PJ’ at the inaugural StarBistro quiz night! Whether you’re a mastermind at music, a general knowledge guru or have first-class food knowledge or just want a fun night out with friends or work colleagues, this quiz evening is for you. 

Entry is £6 per person, which includes nibbles and a free drink*. Teams of up to six are welcome to take part in the quiz. There will be prizes along the way and the opportunity to win a much-coveted trophy, made by students at National Star! 

* Selected soft and alcoholic drinks only. 

National Star's Fundraising Wing Walk

Strap yourself in for an out-of-this-world adventure that will send your adrenaline soaring. With the roar of the engine in your ears you’ll take in awe-inspiring sights as you fly up to 120mph and experience a thrilling series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks.

Thursday 11 June 2020 (daytime) 
£150 registration fee (upon booking) plus £850 minimum sponsorship (achieved 2 weeks before the event)


StarBistro Father's Day - Friday Night is Steak Night

To celebrate Father’s Day we’re transforming StarBistro into a steakhouse for Friday evening, giving dads the opportunity to tuck into a juicy steak, washed down with a couple of local beers from our drinks menu.

Friday 19 June 2020, 7-10pm
£20 per person (including a free beer for Dad), £10 for children under 12 yrs

Big Band Sound with the Gorgeous Big Horns

Love Big Bands? Join Gorgeous Big Horns, who have been swingin’ together for more than 15 years, for an uplifting evening of music. The band, made up of very talented and varied musicians from across the South West, have the ability to engage their audiences. If you want a night out with a genuine feelgood factor – book your tickets today.

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 7.30-9.30pm
StarTheatre, National Star, Ullenwood, Cheltenham
Tickets £10, Concessions Free (under 16s and over 60s)