What’s On!

October 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 Mon to Sat: Parish Church Guide-Led Tours at either 10.45 or 2.30pm. Check website below. No charge but donations requested. Can also be booked for groups or societies throughout year at £4 pp. Pre-arranged trips up tower are £4. office@cirenparish.co.uk or 01285 650317 cirenparish.co.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

Fri 1 Oct: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘To Inform, Educate & Entertain—development of UK Radio’, by Tim Blackmore. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 3 Oct: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSLechlade and follow the River Thames to medieval church at Inglesham through to Buscot join Thames Path. Return via Ha’ penny Bridge (Travel £3) 6mi / 9.7km. Chris & Kim Tye 01285 644350 / 07887 996048. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY. 9am for 9.15am. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk. Visitors welcome.

Mon 4 Oct: MOP FAIR 12pm to 10pm in Market Place and Town Centre Streets. The 1st of 3 this month. The Nichols family once again bring their funfair to town. Lots of attractions, rides and food stalls.

Tues 5 Oct: NEW UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP in Somerford Keynes Village Hall (GL76DS) meets Tuesdays at 9:15-11 am. Please do come along for a hot drink and to meet other families, and for playing, singing, story time and crafting! £2 per family and ample, easy parking. Details from shirinpawlowska@hotmail.com

Tues 5 Oct: 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 

Wed 6 Oct: (Tetbury) SHED TALK with John Andrews: Mysterious Patterns – the Accidental Art of Prime Numbers. Tickets £8 online only. 7.30-9.30 Licenced Bar. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Thur 7 Oct: FILM: THE SOUND of METAL (15): A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Tetbury Goods Shed. Tickets online only from £7. Afternoon at 2pm Evening at 7.30. Licenced bar. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 8 Oct: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘London Barges’, by Phil Hardy. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 9 Oct: 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 10 Oct: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSSherborne Park from Ewepen NT car park (free to members or £3).  (Details of walk tbc when NT reopens the paths. (Travel £3) 5mi / 8.1km. Moderate. Philip Walmsley & Antoinette Moorby. 07963 326928 / 07969 506338.  Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY. 9am for 9.15am. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk. Visitors welcome.

Mon 11 Oct: MOP FAIR 12pm to 10pm in Market Place and Town Centre Streets. The 2nd of 3 this month. The Nichols family once again bring their funfair to town. Lots of attractions, rides and food stalls.

Mon 11 Oct: ZOOM QUIZ Churn Project. 7pm. All welcome. Link is on Churn Project Facebook page @TheChurnProject 

Wed 13 Oct: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER Evening Networking Meeting 6-8pm. In person at Bathurst Room, Royal Ag University. Booking essential. Visitors are welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 14 Oct: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members are welcome to join us. Our next meeting is John Hodgson on “The Art of the Advocate”. For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Fri 15 Oct: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England crushed at Tewkesbury 1471: Harpy or Heroine?”, by John Reid. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 16 Oct: 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 17 Oct: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSFrom Cotswold Farm Park walk through Bemborough Farm and Kineton to Guiting Power. Return through Barton and farm park’s Wildlife Trail. (Travel £3) 5.5mi / 8.8km. Moderate. Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 / 07870 976315. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY. 9am for 9.15am. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk. Visitors welcome.

Mon 18 Oct: MOP FAIR 12pm to 10pm in Market Place and Town Centre Streets. The last of 3 this month. The Nichols family once again bring their funfair to town. Lots of attractions, rides and food stalls.

Mon 18 Oct: CIRENCESTER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN update by Brian Hudson for Civic Society. Meet at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. £3.00pp -Refreshments at 7.00pm. Cirencester Civic Society. Details ccsoc.org.uk

Thur 21 Oct: BREAKFAST MEETING. Cirencester Chamber Early Riser Networking Meeting 7.30-9am. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Full details and bookings on cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 21 Oct: FILM: THE LAST BUS (12A): A widower (Timothy Spall) takes a nostalgic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End using his free bus pass. Tickets online only from £7. Afternoon 2pm, evening 7.30pm. Licenced Bar. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 22 Oct: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘VTOL: The Harrier Story and Cold War Operations’, by Peter Seymour. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 24 Oct: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERSFrom Waterloo Car Park to Abbey Grounds, Blackjack Street, Barton Lane, Gloucester Road, The Allotments, Baunton Lane, Baunton Village, Monarchs Way, Bowling Green Lane, Hare Bushes and finally Burford Road and London Road. 5.5mi / 8.8km Leisurely. Andrew & John Hartley 01793 750630 / 07899 629911. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY.  9am for 9.15am. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk. Visitors welcome.

Sun 24 Oct: GREEN FLEAMARKET in Bingham Hall, King Street, Ciren, 10-4pm. Antiques, books, jewellery, china, vintage clothes plus local food, local crafts and planet-savers.  Admission 50p. 01285 650281 / 07526 676822. cirenfoe@gmail.com

Wed 27 Oct: TALK”BETTY JOEL- 1930s’ Glamour” an illustrated talk by Clive Stewart-Lockhart at the Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £7.00pp. Arts Society Corinium. http://www.artssocietycorimium.org

Wed 27 Oct: SHED PIANO CLUB 2021: Our new post-lockdown piano club at the Goods Shed offering the opportunity to enjoy some live music whilst enjoying a little light refreshment from our Café. Tickets £2.50. 2-4. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Thur 28 Oct: CIRENCESTER BOOK GROUP, we’re reading one book a month and talking about it. Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month. This month’s book is Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins. Contact Nadia on pavlan@yahoo.com or 07429364730.

Thur 28 Oct: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members are welcome to join us. Our next meeting is Richard Gunner on “The Cirencester Train Project”. For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Fri 29 Oct: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘Alternative realities—the future impact of artificial intelligence on society’, by John Handby. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 31 Oct: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Starting near Hazleton Church, walking to Salperton, including Salperton Park. (Travel £3) 5mi / 8.1km. Moderate. Andrew Coles 01285 656974 / 07967 151029. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY. 9am for 9.15am. No dogs except Assistance dogs. cirencesterramblers.org.uk. Visitors welcome.

Sun 31 Oct: MIND BODY SPIRIT Wellbeing Show at Bingham Hall Cirencester. 11am -5pm.  Run by Deer Spirit Events. Holistic therapies, readings, crystals, arts and crafts, spiritual gifts, free talks and workshops. Details Cris Andrews deerspiritevents@outlook.com

Sun 31 Oct: ENVIRONMENT DAY: A chance to find out what is being done locally on climate change and how you can help the environment. Exhibition at Tetbury Goods Shed,11-4. Q&A session with a panel of experts 6.30-8. Entrance free. Bar and café. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 5 Nov: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘Vergeltungswaffen—Retaliation Weapons or V bombs?’, by Bill Affleck. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 6 Nov: GREAT CHORAL CLASSICS 7:30pm Cirencester Parish Church. Cirencester Choral Society playing: Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Haydn, Mozart, Stanford and Parry. Carleton Etherington conductor, John Wright organist, professional soloists. Tickets £15 from Cirencester VIC (01285 654180) from early October. Info andrewcranegm@gmail.com

Sat 13 Nov: 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

Sat 20 Nov: THE MASQUERADE BALL for Breast Cancer Now. Black Tie and Evening Dress. 7pm-1am. Champagne reception at 7pm with Dolores Vintage Singer. Three course dinner with fine wines. Raffle, auction, fun! Dancing to Firefly. At Kings Head Hotel, Market Place GL7 2NR. Contact Tess by text message 07733 111497. Auction by Roy Bowyer of Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester.