Weekly Mon to Sat:Tours of the Parish Church from mid-Mar to end-Oct, 10.45 am and 2.30 pm, giving insight into history of Church from 1200. Details / dates on posters in town, Info Centres, Church Porch, Museum and local hotels. Book private tours at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01285 659317. www.cirenparish.co.uk/Visit/Parish-Church/Tours.
Every Fri:Corinium Ales microbrewery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. We offer you locally brewed award winning real ales in a bottle, flagon, barrel or cask. 4-8pm. Unit 1a, The Old Kennels (aka “the doghouse”), Cirencester Park, GL7 1UR. Call Lucy on 07716 826467. email@example.com. coriniumales.co.uk
Every Fri and Mon:Charter Market – from 9am to 3pm. Next to the church in the Market Place. Cirencester Market and Events Officer 01285 655646 / 07460 441227 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cirencester.gov.uk
Every 2nd and 4th Sat:Farmers’ Market – from 9am to 3pm. Next to the church in the Market. Cirencester Market and Events Officer 01285 655646 / 07460 441227 email@example.com www.cirencester.gov.uk
Every Sat & Sun Apr to Sept:Town Walk 75-minute, 2.00pm. Meet in front of the Parish Church in the Market Place. £3.00p -children free. Also offer booked walks for groups on any day. Full details of walks from Civic Society www.ccsoc.org.uk/townwalks
Ongoing to 4 May:Cheltenham Poetry Festival – offers ‘fake news free’ programme for 2019. Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Venues throughout town. Cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk
Ongoing to 2 Jun:Exhibition. RADIOACTIVE BOGLACH by AIMEE LAX. Recent work by Aimee Lax using a range of materials including ceramics, steel and acrylic glass, to explore her fear and fascination of human effects on the natural world. Meet the Artist – Aimee Lax (Sat, 1st June, 2pm FREE) in Main Gallery of NBA. www.newbreweryarts.org.uk
Ongoing to 2 June: Take part in our Children’s Dinosaur Trail at half term. We invite younger children to find the dinosaurs hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions about these enormous beasts that once roamed the earth. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end. £1 per child,
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Fri 3 to Mon 6 May:Big Book Weekend at Tetbury Goods Shed in conjunction with the Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. With nearly two dozen writers, critics and academics coming to the town to celebrate and explore new writing. It’s a mini book festival and will feature a wide range of novelists. Plus there will be talks, foraging and cooking! For more information and to book tickets please go to www.shed-arts.co.uk
Fri 3 May: Talk “Dowdeswell Reservoir” by Arthur Ball at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 firstname.lastname@example.org. cirencesterprobus.org
Mon 6 May (Bank Holiday):CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Sapperton to Bisley. 10 miles. Travel £2. Susan Bruton 01285 657222 / OTD 07879 612565. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15 for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. ww.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Mon 6 May (Bank Holiday):FLEECE FAYRE,10.30-6pm Market Place, Cirencester. A free community focused family event, celebrating Cirencester and its historic wool trade. Highlights include Live Music and Performances, Maypole and Morris Dancing, Vintage & Makers Market, lots of local food and drink, Cotswold Sheep, Craft Workshops! www.cirencester.gov.uk/fleecefayre.
Tues 7 May: AQIVA Obelisk Working Party.Meet 6-8pm at Obelisk, by the entrance to the Amphitheatre, to weed, prune and tidy up the garden around the Obelisk. Equipment needed: border forks and spades, secateurs, loppers and hoes plus stout gloves and footwear. We will have some spares. Come for whole or part of session. We need all the help we can muster to keep on top of the weeds. Contact Alison Horrocks, Secretary – AQIVA, 01285 651765 or email@example.com
Wed 8 May:‘Hike for Home-Start Cotswolds’ is back! Set off 9.30am from Cripps Barn. 10 km through beautiful Coln Valley and end back at Cripps Barn.Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets and details onhome-start-cotswolds.org.uk/hike-for-home-start-cotswolds-is-back/
Wed 8 May:Arts Society Cirencester lecture RUSKIN AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITES to be held in the Royal Agricultural University lecture hall. 2-3 pm. Come for your first visit as our guest. Ring 07707 506411 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Wed 8 May:Listening Heart Friendship Group, meets 2nd Wed of month, choice of two locations, Elm Grove Nursing Home at 4.30-6.30pm or the Bothy, Ashcroft Road at 7- 8.30pm. For anyone who has suffered a bereavement, divorce, loss of a job or any other loss. Call Dulcie on 07964 290933 / email@example.com
Wed 8 to Sat 11 May:Merrily We Roll Along presented by COS Productions at the Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester. 7.30pm Wednesday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets from cosproductions.org, or via the Barn Theatre box office, 01285 648255.
Thur 9May: Medieval Cirencester – Town Walk with Dr Valija Evalds, 2-3pm. Monks, merchants and mud! Cotswold sheep fleeces were some of the best in Europe. The proceeds made fortunes, built a lavish parish church, underwrote a hospital, supported markets, inns and shops. Onehour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a mac! £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking rec’d. 10 people max. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Thur 9 May: They Shall Not Grow Old – Corinium Cinema, 7pm. Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Cert: 15. Run time: 1 hr. 35 min. £6.70 pa, £5.70 conc. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Fri 10 May: Talk “Games Makers to the Empire” by Malcolm Watkins at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 firstname.lastname@example.org. cirencesterprobus.org
Fri 10 May: Guided walk with a ranger, through the Sherborne Park Estate. The walk goes off the beaten track to areas that aren’t usually accessible and shows you some of the sites and wildlife that BBC Two’s Springwatch made famous. £5 per adult, pre-booking essential – please call 01451 844257 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lodge-park-and-sherborne-park-estate
Fri 10 May:Cirencester Hope have a Rainbow Sale and coffee morning from 10am to 12 noon in the Parish Church. New and good quality bric a brac including jewellery, handbags, china etc. Fundraising for those requiring help in our local community. Any queries contact Carole 01285 651670 / email@example.com
Fri 10 May: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner at the Kings Head, Market Place, Ciren. Tickets from cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Membership from £50 per annum. Enqs Claire Wardell Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07896 297738
Sat May 11: Charity Curry and Concert in aid of the Railway Children. All welcome. Church Lees, Great Coxwell, Faringdon, (just off A420). Singing by Erin Hughes accompanied on Baby Grand piano. Plenty of parking. Go to our Virgin Giving page and pay £25 a ticket, then email me to let me know. It would be great to see you. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndreaandGrahamRailwayChildren. If you are unable to come, donations are welcome! Further info email@example.com 07793737268
Sat May 11: Tetbury Goods Shed, The Four Sopranos. A colourful evening in more ways than one. Join Richard George (piano) and 4 special sopranos for an evening to remember! 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 fromwww.shed-arts.co.uk
Sat 11 May:Fairford and District Choral Society’s summer concert 19.30 at St Mary’s Church, Fairford. Along with professional soloists, they are performing Mozart’s Requiem, K626 and Schubert’s Mass No 2 in G Major, D167. Tickets cost £15 from Fairford Opticians from 1 April 2019, www.fairford.org/choralsociety. Or 01285 713681.
Sun 12 May:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Andoversford to Syreford and Brockhampton. Return via Sevenhampton. 5.3 miles. Travel £3. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / OTD 07927 384340. Meet Waterloo Car Park9.15 for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Sun 12 May:Bristol Ensemble Tea-time Concert3 pm, at Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth GL6 0DQ. Tickets £10 on the door. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37; Liszt:Hungarian Rhapsody No.2; Brahms: Hungarian Dance. Monti:Czárdás; Pianist Viv McLean returns to perform a chamber version of Beethoven’s elegant C Minor Piano Concerto alongside Gypsy-inspired music.
Tues 14 May: Creative Framingwill be demonstrated by Chris Smith, Lechlade Art Society from 2-4 pm in the Pavillion by new Memorial Hall. This will inc, “What’s hot and what’s not” plus “How to stay in the frame.” Non-members welcome £4, Large free car park by venue. Contact JohnSir@hotmail.co.uk. lechladeartsociety.co.uk
Tue 14 May:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Sherston towards Luckington back on Macmillan Way past Luckington Court and Brook End, 4 miles. Travel £3. Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 / OTD 07870 976315. Meet Waterloo Car Park 6.15. for 6.30pm start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Tues 14 May:Gardeners Question Time- The Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane GL7 1YE. Plant sales from 6.45pm – GQT starts at 7.30pm. Four nationally known gardeners will answer your questions. £10 pp to include a glass of wine. Proceeds to The Churn Project. Tickets from Town Council Offices and The Churn
Tues 14 May:Gardeners’ Question Time. Put your questions to a panel of experts: Anne Chambers (Kiftsgate Court Gardens), Derry Watkins (Special Plants), Victoria Logue (Whitehall Farm Plants) and Val Bourne (Country Life). 7.30 pm. Ciren Baptist Church. Refreshments, Raffle and Plant Sale from 6.45pm. Tickets £10 from Ciren Town Council, The Churn, 01285 380038 or on door. Ciren Civic Society event fundraising for Churn Project.
Thur 16 May: Within the Golden Hour – Royal Opera House Live Ballet, 7.15pm.Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet. Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet is based around seven couples separating and intermingling to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. £17 pa or £15 members Booking rec’d. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Thur 16 May: Talk:Beginner Photography & Taking a Good Photograph. SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI. Janine Kilroe is a fine-art photographer / videographer inspired by the beauty of the UK – natural wonders, the seasons and the light. 30 years of professional photography experience and a qualified teacher. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a raffle. This month meet at Preston Village Hall 7.30pm. Visitors Welcome. Call Ann 01285 641469 for more information.
Thur 16 May: Ciren Belles, Bringing women together. Speaker and chat. Meet 3rd Thurs upstairs at Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook: @CirenBelles
Thur May 16: Tetbury Goods Shed Cinema: The Favourite (15) – In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. 7.30 Tickets £7 from www.shed-arts.co.uk
Fri 17 May: Talk “Glenn Miller and the Cirencester Connection” by Bill King at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! SPRING LUNCH at RAU. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 email@example.com. cirencesterprobus.org
Sat 18 May:Art Exhibition and sale. Three local artists are having a one-day sale of original paintings, prints and cards at The Council Rooms, Gilberts Lane, Highworth 9-1pm. Meet the artists: John Sirrelle (animals), Bob Marchant (various) and Barbara Lepojevic (still life), refreshments available. JohnSir@hotmail.co.uk
Sat 18 May:Open Air Pool Coffee Morning – Buy your season tickets here! At Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, Off Cecily Hill, Cirencester GL7 2EF, 10-12pm. 01285 653947. See Facebook page for more details.
Sat 18 May:Spring Concert by Cirencester Philharmonia Orchestra at the Bingham Hall Cirencester at 7:30 pm. Conducted by Ian Higginson, will play a great range of music from the classical composers – including Mozart and Mendelssohn – and will feature one of Joseph Haydn’s energetic symphonies written especially for his 18th century London audience. Tickets 01285 654180. www.cirencesterphil.co.uk/
Sun 19 May:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Castle Coombe car park to picturesque village. Then along the By Brook valley to Ford. 6 miles. Travel £4. Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 57755 / OTD 07870 976315. Meet Waterloo Car Park9.15 for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Sun 19 May:Mini Phoenix Festival 12-7pm in St Michaels Park, Cirencester. LIVE MUSIC, Fair Rides & Attractions, Beer & Food, Ice Cream, Doughnuts & Sweets.
Sun 19 May:Open mic night at Tetbury Goods Shed, third Sunday of month. For singers, musicians and poets. Licensed bar. Call MC Heather Bristow to reserve time slot 01666 503946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £5 payable on door or –from shed-arts.co.uk or 01666 505496. Check website for all events.
Mon 20 May:A Town Centre Plan for Cirencester- a talk by James Brain and Andrew Tubb for the Civic Society- at The Salvation Army Hall, Thomas Street. at 7.30pm -Visitors welcome £3.00pp. See website, www.ccsoc.org.uk
Tue 21 May:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Fairford along River Coln and Cotswold Water Park. 3.8 miles. Travel £2. Chris & Kim Tye 01285 644350 / OTD 07917 863513. Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester,9.15 for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Tues 21May: Cirencester in the Civil War – Town Walk with Ian Thomas, 11-12pm. Ian Thomas will lead a walk around the town bringing to life the ‘storming of Cirencester’ in 1643. See where events unfolded and consider the significance of Cirencester in the English Civil War. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a mac! £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking rec’d. 10 people max. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Wed 22 May:Macmillan Natter & Chatter Coffee Mornings. 4thWed of every month. Everyone welcome. A great way to meet new friendly faces. Drop in at the Toro Lounge, Cricklade Street, Cirencester, 10-12pm for a coffee and a chat. Stay as long as you like. Bring along your friends. Info from Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960.
Wed 22 May:Pollinators, a nature talk and tea with Brigit Strawbridge, at Lodge Park, Aldsworth, Chelt. Discover the fascinating and often hidden world of bees. Followed by afternoon tea, tickets £29 per person. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark to book or for more details.
Wed 22 May:“Visual Illusions: can you believe your own eyes?” an illustrated talk by John Ericson at the Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane GL7 1YE. Starts at 7.30pm but doors open at 6.45pm- free parking and refreshments. Visitors welcome £7.00pp See website www.theartssocietycorinium.org.uk
Wed 22 May:Positive Clarity Anxiety Support Group meets 4th Wed of month at the Bothy, Ashcroft road at 7- 8.30pm. All sufferers of anxiety and stress welcome. Call Dulcie on 07964 290933 / email@example.com
Thur 23 May:Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Opens 7am! Off Cecily Hill, Cirencester GL7 2EF. 01285 653947. See Facebook page for more details.
Thur 23 May:Talk, “Fracking and Shake Gas Development” by Piet Velzeboer. At Stratton Probus Club. New members welcome. Join us at Cirencester Golf Club, Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH, for coffee at 9.45 followed by talk. Further info from David Birch 07967 665430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thur 23 May:AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (Committee meet 4th Thursday each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. If interested, contact Alison, email@example.com 651765.
Fri 24 May: Talk “The Story of Tredington Rise” by John Bromley at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 firstname.lastname@example.org. cirencesterprobus.org
Fri 24 May: Guided walk with a ranger through the Sherborne Park Estate. The walk goes off the beaten track to areas that aren’t usually accessible and shows you some of the sites and wildlife that BBC Two’s Springwatch made famous. £5 per adult, pre-booking essential – please call 01451 844257 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lodge-park-and-sherborne-park-estate
Sat 25 May:Concert by Cirencester Philharmonia at St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe, (as part of the Winchcombe Arts Festival) at 7:30pm. Programme to include: Haydn: Symphony No.99. www.winchcombefestival.co.ukwww.cirencesterphil.co.uk/
Sat 25 & Sun 26 May:Rural Cinema, 2.15pm. The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released 4-6 weeks in advance. £5.80 pa, £4.95 conc. Details 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Sat 25/ Sun 26/ Mon 27 May: 5th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show at Langley Lane, Clanfield, Oxon. OX18 2RZ. Starts 10am each day. Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Models, Craft, Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, `Time out` Animal Sanctuary, Parrots and more. Displays, shows, stalls, trade stands, food and refreshments. Parking FREE. `All weekend` camping for visitors FREE. £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concs. Under 16s Free (With paying adult.). Profits supporting 12 charities. www.lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk, email@example.com
Sun 26 May: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.
Mon 27 May (Bank Holiday):CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. North Cerney, along the River Churn to Perrots Brook, Bagendon and Woodmancote. Return via Scrubditch Care Farm HQ. Break (refreshments / cake available). See pigs, ewes, lambs & poultry. Back to North Cerney House and church to see ancient carvings. 6 miles. Travel £2. Alan Brazier 01285 654307 / OTD 07974 845271. Meet Waterloo Car Park9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk.
Mon 27 May (Bank Holiday):South Cerney Street Fair and Duck Race. Come along and support our Home Start stall! firstname.lastname@example.org. c/o Baptist Church, Cirencester GL7 1YE. 01285 885391
Wed 29 May: Mini Mosaics – Children’s Workshop with James Harris, 10.30-12pm.Join us for a morning of mosaic making. All materials and instruction provided. £8.25 per child, £7.25 members. Booking essential. Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Thur 30 May: Dinosaur paint and collage – Children’s Workshop with James Harris, 10.30-11.30amCreate your own dinosaur artworks using watercolour and collage. James will teach some fun painting techniques. £5.75 per child, £5.25 members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Thurs 30 May: WW1 Prisoner of War Camps – Evening Lecture with Dr Colin Chapman, 7-8.30pm.In Gloucestershire POWs were used in shipyards, quarries and in agriculture: twenty POW camps were opened, including at Cirencester. This illustrated lecture describes the background to the WW1 POW system, with particular reference to Gloucestershire, and commemorates the Versailles Peace Treaty of 26 June 1919.£7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking Rec’d. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org
Thur May 30: Tetbury Goods Shed Cinema: Colette (15) Based on a true story and set in 19th Century Paris – Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. 7.30pm. Tickets £7from www.shed-arts.co.uk
Fri 31 May: Talk “The Arctic Convoy” by David Head at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 email@example.com. cirencesterprobus.org
Fri 31 May: Family Film Friday, 11am.Each school holiday we will be selecting a film for families to enjoy. Film titles are released 4-6 weeks in advance. £5.80 pa or £4.95 per member, £3 child or £2.70 member. For details contact the Corinium Museum 01285 655611 or coriniummuseum.org
Sat 1 Jun:Meet the Artist – Aimee Lax. She uses a range of materials including ceramics, steel and acrylic glass, to explore human effects on the natural world. At New Brewery Arts 2pm FREE. www.newbreweryarts.org.uk
Sat 1 Jun:Barton Club Summer Sale 2-4pm at Watermoor Church Hall. Cakes, plants, books, craft, tombola, white elephant, raffle, comps. Teas, coffee, squash. Free Entry. Enqs. 01285 653217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 5 Jun: Illustrated talk by Jim Cooper, “Symbolism, Perception and Meaning – The Power of the Logo ” at Cirencester Ladies Probus Club in Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street, Cirencester. Visitors welcome. Coffee served 10.00am, talk 10.30am.More info from Sandra Dent (Chair) 01285 850144.
Fri 7 Jun: Talk “The Fading Thoughts of a Retired Airman” by Cliff Hilditch at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 email@example.com. cirencesterprobus.org
Sat 8Jun: Cirencester Volunteer Fair at Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre. GL7 1RA, 10am – 2pm. An excellent opportunity to learn about many different charitable organisations and available volunteer positions in our community! You can reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Your help makes all the difference. www.ashcroftchurch.org.uk/volunteerfair/
Sat 8Jun:Summer Fête at Watermoor C of E Primary School, Kingshill Lane, Cirencester GL7 1SY, 11am – 2pm. Come along to our school fête for all the community. There will be a bouncy castle, face painter, games, tombola, BBQ, etc. Fun for all ages, whatever the weather. Adult entry £1, free entry for children.Wed 26 Jun:Home Start Annual General Meeting, Cirencester Baptist Church, 12pm followed by lunch. firstname.lastname@example.org. 01285 885391