What’s on in Cirencester 12th-23 December!

Corinium Museum: A place of wonder and the host to various events.

Wed 12 Dec: The Art of Roman Health, Afternoon Talk with Dr Valija Evalds, 2-3.30pm. The second of a series of 3 talks exploring Roman Art. This illustrated lecture will consider the art and architecture of health and medicine in the Roman Empire. £7 pa, £6 members. Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org
Wed 12 Dec: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Christmas Social 6-8pm at New Brewery Arts Cafe, Cricklade Street. Please bring business cards and a guest! Visitors welcome. First two visits free. Register at cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Membership from £50 per annum.  Enqs Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk/ 07896 297738.
Thur 13 Dec: Ciren Belles Christmas Social. Open to all women in Ciren. Usually meet 3rd Thurs of month upstairs at Somewhere Else, 7.30 for 8pm.  Further info Rev Katie Richardson (revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk) or Vikki O’Keeffe (vikki.okeeffee@gmail.com) or call 01285 659317.
Fri 14 Dec: Christmas Cracker 2018 with Cirencester Band, 7.30pm at Parish Church, Cirencester. Bandmaster Ian Hartnell. Presented by Mark Cummings, BBC Radio Gloucestershire. With Ciren Training Band and featuring Band Soloists. Admission FREE with retiring collection for The Churn Project.
Fri 15th Dec:Midwinter Medley Concert with Cirencester Male Voice Choir, Cirencester Singers, Corinium Community Choir and Cirencester Community Choir at Cirencester Baptist Church, starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets available from Cirencester Visitor Information Centre (by Museum), http://www.cirencestermvc.co.uk, or on the door – adults £10, under 16s free. In support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
Sun 16 Dec:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Mildenhall we follow the river Kennet passing the site of Cunetio, a former Roman town, to Stitchcombe returning via Cock-a-Troop Lane and Chopping Knife Lane.  5.3 miles.  Travel £4.  Bob Scott 07807 936674. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 
Sun 16 Dec: The Salvation Army, 10 Thomas Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AX at 6pm – Service of Carols and Readings. All welcome! salvationarmy.org.uk/Cirencester
Mon 17 Dec: ” Memories of childhood in Cirencester” 7.30 pm at The Salvation Army Hall, Thomas Street, Cirencester. An illustrated talk by Ken Brightwell, the Cheltenham Town Crier, for the Civic Society. Visitors welcome £3.00ppdetails at www.ccsoc.org.uk
Tues 18 Dec: Festive Lanterns, Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger, 10.30-11.30am. Create a special seasonal lantern to brighten the dark winter nights. All instruction and materials provided. £5.50 per child, £5 members. Booking essential. Suit 6+. coriniummuseum.org
Thur 20 Dec: Stories with Santa, Seasonal Storytelling, 10-10.30am and 11.30-12pm.Santa visits the Corinium Museum to tell a short story from the North Pole in a magical setting and present the children with a seasonal gift at the end. £3.50 per child (includes a gift), £2 pa. Booking essential. Suit all ages. coriniummuseum.org
Thur 20 Dec: Songs, Games, Mingling and Fun with SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI Christmas Party with music, games, wine and bring and share finger buffet. Visitors and guests welcome. Christmas Raffle, proceeds to The Cobalt Breast Cancer Unit. Tea and soft drinks available for designated drivers and abstainers. At Elizabeth Way Community Room Siddington 7.30pm.  More info Ann, 01285 641469.
Fri 21 Dec: Cirencester Singers Sing Christmas 2018! With special guests Victoria Clarke (keyboard) and Martin Page (guitar). 6-8.30pm at Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester. Fizz and mince pie. A packed event so buy tickets early, £10pp, £1 child + booking fee from ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/cirencester/parish-church/cirencester-singers-sing-christmas
Sat 22 Dec: Christmas Concert by Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble at Ashcroft Church, 12 noon. Enjoy your favourite Christmas melodies and carols on the classical guitar. Lasts approximately 1 hour plus  homemade soup, mince pies and cakes. Free but with retiring collection for the children to attend 2019 World Youth Guitar Festival.  coriniumplayers.com
Sun 23 Dec: The Salvation Army, 10 Thomas Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AX at 6pm – Family Carol Service. All welcome.
Sun 23 Dec: Cricklade Band Christmas Present at Cricklade Town Hall 7.30pm. Watch out for the posters on Facebook Page The Cricklade Band, and make sure of your tickets! Or email Paul at hewerrobbie@btinternet.com for updates. Tickets £6 from Council Office or McFarlanes, both in Cricklade High Street.
Mon 24 Dec: The Salvation Army, 10 Thomas Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AX at 11.30pm – Candlelit Carol Service. All welcome. salvationarmy.org.uk/Cirencester
Sun 30 Dec: The Greyhound Pub Quiz is the last Sunday of each month with some great prizes and a guaranteed fun night for everyone. Starts 8.30pm. The Greyhound Inn, Siddington. 01285 653573. www.thegreyhound-inn.co.uk.
Wed 16 Jan 2019: Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk “Moscow to St. Petersburg by Boat”. The Speaker is John Farrow. The talk will be held at The Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, SN6 7PQ at 2:30 pm. £3 members, £4 visitors. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com
Fri 18 Jan: Fact or Fiction – The Art of Writing a Thriller. With local author Glenn Salter, alias chartered surveyor, Simon Fairfax . Hosted by Cirencester Business Breakfast Club, 8-9.30am at Stratton Court, Gloucester Road, Ciren GL7 2LB. (Tea, coffee and breakfast available from 7.45am) Tickets £10 on arrival. Book in by messaging Lynn Hilditch 07715 567802 or email businessclubs@gremian.co.uk. See facebook.com/CirencesterBusinessClub
Fri 18 Jan: Volunteer with Citizens Advice. Information Session at our Cirencester Office, 2-3 The Mews, Cricklade Street, GL7 1HY. 10.30-12.30pm. Come along to find out how you can make a real difference to your local community.   We have a number of volunteering opportunities within our dynamic team. For more info re volunteering and to apply go to  http://www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk.
Thur 23 Dec: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) NO DEC MEETING. Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765.

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