What’s On!

July 2021

Each month in these pages, we feature a selection of events, and places to go to, in and around Ciren.  We give complimentary What’s On listings to local charities; local community fund raising events; non-profit making clubs and groups, and our regular paying advertisers, at the editor’s discretion.  Call Jan on 01285 659673 with queries or to clarify.

Please email brief entries to Jan by the 18th of the month before, at info@cirenscene.com

Every Mon: Arts & Crafts Markets first Saturday of month 9-5pm. 01285 655645, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Mon: Charter Market 10-4pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Fri: Charter Market 10-4pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Fri & Sat: Corinium Ales microbrewery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. We offer you locally brewed award-winning real ales in a bottle, flagon, barrel or cask. 3-7pm. Unit 1a, The Old Kennels (aka “the doghouse”), Cirencester Park, GL7 1UR. Call Lucy on 07716 826467. hello@coriniumales.co.uk. coriniumales.co.uk

Every Sat & Sun ongoing: Town Walks. PRE-BOOKING ONLY PLEASE! Small groups only at the moment.  Walks are free but donations are encouraged. For full details and to book walks, call William Cooper 07922 044442. Civic Society http://www.ccsoc.org.uk/townwalks

Every 2nd & 4th Sat: Farmers’ Market: 9-2.30pm. Market Place. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Ongoing till Sun 5 Sep: Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Divine. An exhibition celebrating 20 years of a personality-packed jewellery brand which is still culturally relevant 20 years on. The work of founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine and their collaborations with musicians, artists, designers and brands have become markers of the time they were made in. At New Brewery Arts Gallery Mon-Sat 9-5pm. www.newbreweryarts.org.uk or call 01285 657181.

Sun 1 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Blockley towards Bourton Woods, to The Warren, Warren Farm then up to Norcombe Wood then back. (Travel £4) 5.5mi/8.8km Moderate Andrew Coles 01285 656974/ 07967 151029. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY; 9.15 for 10.15am start.  Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Tues 3 Aug: QUIET GARDEN @ The Quaker Meeting House. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly, or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com 

Tues 3 Aug: AQIVA welcomes volunteers to help keep the garden areas at the amphitheatre tidy. Meet at the obelisk on Cotswold Avenue, 6-8pm. It’s basically weeding, pruning and general ground clearance. People to bring their own tools if possible, gardening gloves etc. Contact Mike mwciren@gmail.com or Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765

Thur 5 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSFrom Northleach. Monarch’s Way to Hampnett, then follow lane, crossing A429 to Helen’s Ditch and back. (Travel £2) 4.5mi/7.2km Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755/ 07870 976315. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY.  6.15 for 6.30pm start. Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome. At 6.15pm for 6.45pm start.

Fri 6 Aug: TALK THE ROAD TO EMMAUS, a Personal Journey of Discovery through Art by sculptor Rodney Munday. It will be both educational and entertaining whilst also musing the nature and value of art and Christianity in the modern day. Cirencester Parish Church. Doors open 5.30pm, Talk 6pm, Canapes and Drinks 7pm, Carriages 8pm. Tickets FREE through Eventbrite.

Sat 7 Aug: FIRST AID COURSE (EFAW) Emergency First Aid at Work. At Quenington Village Hall, Quenington, Cirencester GL7 5BS. £60 (normally £95) complete with 3 year certificate from accredited trainer.   9am-4pm with lunch break and tea and cake available. Limited places. Suitable for work and home situations. Please contact helen.curley@gmail.com for full details.

Sun 8 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSAdlestrop Village Hall CP.  We pass the medieval church and National Trust Chastleton House. (Travel £4) 6mi / 9.7km. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY; 9.00 for 9.15am start. Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome. Liz Souter and Selwyn Morgan 01285 771531/ 07956 148408

Mon 9 Aug: ZOOM QUIZ Churn Project. 7pm. All welcome. Link is on Churn Project Facebook page @TheChurnProject 

Wed 11 Aug: TALK BY ROB BEVAN, of Dyer St. Chiropractic Practice. Start time 7pm at Phoenix WI.   New members are welcome to join us for our Zoom talks.  For more information contact Clare on 01285-671568 or email Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com

Wed 11 Aug: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER No meetings in August. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Sat 14 Aug: THE REPAIR CAFE meets monthly at the Scout Hut, Cotswold Ave, Chesterton GL7 1TN. 9.30-2pm. We can try to mend toys, clothes, small electricals, household items and bikes. 01285 650281 or facebook.com/cirenrepaircafe

Sun 15 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Steanbridge Lane in centre of Slad through dense woods and valleys. Passing through Snows Farm Nature Reserve. GL7 2PY.  Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY.  9 for 9.15am start Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome. Strenuous. Chris & Kim Tye 01285 644350/ 07887 996048

Thur 19 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSFrom Lamb Inn, Great Rissington CP. (Travel £3) 3.5mi / 5.6km Sylvia Hemmings 01285 655637/ 07487 677444. meet Travelodge Ciren, Hotel Car Park, GL7 5HB.  9.15 for 9.30 start. Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sat Aug 21: QUIET GARDEN @ The Quaker Meeting House. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly, or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com

Sun 22 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSStarting from Radcot, cross fields to Spotted Cow Cottages. Through Pucketty Farm, to Carswell March. Continue to Rushey Lock, then follow the Thames Path past Old Man’s Bridge and Radcot Lock.  Assistance dogs only.   Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren, GL7 2PY, 9.00 for 9.15am start. Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome. (Travel £3) 6.6mi / 10.6km. Leisurely. Bob Scott 07807 936674

Sun 22 Aug: CHARITY FASHION SHOW at Subscription Rooms Stroud. 7pm. Call box office 01453 796880.

Wed 25 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSThrough the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust across Somerford Common. (Travel £3) 4mi / 6.4km Bob Scott 07807 936674. Assistance dogs only.  Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY.  6.15 for 6.30pm start.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sat 28 and Sun 29 Aug: CANCELLED!!! PHOENIX FESTIVAL in Abbey Grounds.

Sun: 29 Aug: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSBadminton Park Estate, then on the metalled drive to the Badminton Deer Park. (Travel £4) 5mi / 8.1km. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY.  9.00 for 9.15am start. Assistance dogs only.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603/ 7927 384340

Thur 2 Sep: COMEDYAt long last, the moment has arrived! Simon Evans’ tour The Work of the Devil has now been rescheduled and he is holding a socially distanced show at the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester. Original, erudite, and downright funny he scrutinises identity politics for our entertainment.

Sun 5 Sep: UNVEILING & BLESSING OF STATUES. Statues of St John the Baptist and the Virgin and Child have been installed in the vacant niches on the Parish Church Tower, and a statue of an Abbot and Canon placed in the Abbey Grounds. Book in at Eventbrite, Picnic in the Pews12-1pm. More details about the day from Alison Horrocks info@projectblackjack.org.uk or Ailsa O’Connor 07962 124035.

Tues 7 Sep: AQIVA welcomes volunteers to help keep the garden areas at the amphitheatre tidy. Meet at the obelisk on Cotswold Avenue, 6-8pm. It’s basically weeding, pruning and general ground clearance. People to bring their own tools if possible, gardening gloves etc. Contact Mike mwciren@gmail.com or Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765

Wed 8 Sep: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER Evening Networking Meeting 6-8pm. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 9 Sep: CIRENCESTER’S GARDENING CLUB. First Meeting at 7.30pm at Stratton Village Hall. All welcome. Secretary Joanna Howe 01285 652036. www.cirencestersgardeningclub.co.uk

Sat 11 Sep: THE REPAIR CAFE meets monthly at the Scout Hut, Cotswold Ave, Chesterton GL7 1TN. 9.30-2pm. We can try to mend toys, clothes, small electricals, household items and bikes. 01285 650281 or facebook.com/cirenrepaircafe

Mon 13 Sep: CMVC OPEN EVENING – JOIN US! Cirencester Male Voice Choir invites you to beer, pizza and song! 7.30pm. All are welcome. Email joinus@cirencestermvc.co.uk or call Mark 01285 653362. www.cirencestermvc.co.uk

Sat 18 Sep: CHURN PROJECT CHARITY AUCTION in the car park of Moore, Allan & Innocent Auction House, Burford Road, Ciren GL7 5RJ, 6.30-9.30pm. Auctioneer Philip Allwood. Entry £10 per car inc catalogue. Bring picnic from 6.30pm, Auction starts 7.30pm.