What’s On!

September – October 2022

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 MARKET 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  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Mon to Sat: PARISH CHURCH GUIDE-LED TOURS, March to end Octoberat either 10.45 or 2.30pm. Check website below. Can be booked for groups or societies throughout year at £4 pp. office@cirenparish.co.uk or 01285 650317 www.cirenparish.co.uk.

Every Tues: BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. 10.30am Songs for babies and toddlers (under 5s). Term time only. Cirencester Library, 01285 659813, Cirencester.library@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Every Wed: STORIES WITH LISA. 10am & 11am. Sensory story time for under 8s. Term time only. Cirencester Library, 01285 659813, Cirencester.library@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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

Every Fri: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES MARKET 8am-3pm Corn Hall, Cirencester Market Place. 

Every Fri & Sat: CORINIUM ALES MICRO-BREWERY, 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 Ties & Sat: TOWN WALKS. 2.30PM Ongoing till October 22nd.  Walks are free but donations are encouraged. Special Bookings may be made for any daylight hour throughout the year on request. Call William Cooper 07922 044442. Civic Society http://www.ccsoc.org.uk/townwalks

Every 1st Sat: ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET 9am-5pm Corn Hall.

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

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Aug:  PHOENIX FESTIVAL – FREE! We’re back!  Abbey Grounds. Headliners are Whole Lotta Led – the best Led Zeppelin tribute act, and Michael Starring Ben showcasing Michael Jackson hits. All welcome, free entry, a great family day out with so much to do. Two stages, performance arena, fairground rides, stalls; festival traders, food and drink. www.facebook.com/Phoenix.Festival.Ciren. info@phoenix-festival.co.uk

Ongoing till 4 Sep: CALL OF THE WILD ART EXHIBITION at the Corinium Museum.  Cotswold artist Anita Saunders. Each artwork is deeply rooted in Anita’s love of the natural world and her beloved Cotswold region.  Corinium Museum Park Street, Ciren 01285 655611 https://coriniummuseum.org/event/call-of-the-wild-exhibition-by-anita-saunders/

Ongoing till 4 Sep: NEW ART! ANNUAL EXHIBITION by CIRENCESTER ART SOCIETY. New work by local artists. At the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Market Place, Cirencester, Free entry, Grant aided by Cirencester Town Council.

Ongoing till 15 Oct: WELCOME TO MY WORLD: CERAMICS WITH NARRATIVE. Exhibition  at New Brewery Arts. Welcome To My World: ceramics with narrative brings together the work of contemporary artists addressing cultural, social and political issues through the medium of clay. In using every-day, domestic and commonplace items as their canvas, each artist finds a powerful way of conveying important messages about contemporary issues. The exhibition showcases the work of 35 artists and 10 nationalities. Their stories are both deeply personal and universally significant. 01285 657181. www.newbreweryarts.co.uk

Fri 2 Sep: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘Wiltshire Air Ambulance’, by Roger Heafield. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 4 Sep: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Start at Gateway Centre, Spine Road, along the course of the disused Thames & Severn Canal to the Alpaca Centre.  Passing Claymeadow Farm, then follow into South Cerney before picking up the former Midland Junction Railway track. Then around Cerney Wick Sailing Club lake, we return to the Gateway Centre from Cerney Wick, via Churn Pool.  An opportunity for food and drinks at café after the walk.  (Travel £3) 6.5mi / 10.5km Andrew Hartley 01793 750630, 07899 629911. Sunday Meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY; 9 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sun 4 Sep: OFF THE RAILS: A ONE DAY FREE FESTIVAL for all the family from 11-6.30. Live music activities for children, craft fair. For more details please see our website www.shed-arts.co.uk

Tues 6 Sep:  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 6 Sep: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Appropriate clothes, stout footwear and gloves essential. Please bring any tools if you can – border forks & spades, hoes, secateurs, trowels, hand forks etc. BYO refreshments. Please confirm beforehand to Alison Horrocks 01285 651765 / 07856 449109 or aqivasec@gmail.com.

Tues 6 Sep: SOUTH COTSWOLD BRIDGE CLUB – BEGINNERS BRIDGE COURSE starts 7pm at the Priory Inn Hotel, London Road, Tetbury. Full notes included. All enquires to Jim Edwards- English Bridge Union Teacher. jimedwards11@gmail.com or call 07879 400193

Thur 8 Sep: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. Coffee 9.45am.Talk: Jim Harbord “Mulberry and Pluto” Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Thur 8 Sep: FILM NIGHT AT THE TETBURY SHED: DOWNTON ABBEY – A New Era (PG) The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. 7.30 Ticket £7 from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 9 Sep: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain AD 43’, by Tim Brain. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 9 till Sun 11 Sep: THE BIG BOOK FESTIVAL: TETBURY SHED Three days of talks from authors on everything from Eric Ravilous, to re-wilding the seas, plus films, shows and workshops. See website for dates, times, and prices. Tickets from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sat 10 Sep:  FREE ACTIVE FAMILY FUN DAY at Kingshill School launched by Cirencester Rotary Club. GL7 1HS. 25+ sports and activities to try FREE! Giant inflatable Bungee Run and Assault Course. Refreshments and Catering available. MNore info at Facebook@cirenrc.

Sat 10 Sep: PRESTON FETE, CHURCH FARM 2pm. Homemade teas, raffle, clothing, white elephant, toys, books, tombola, sausage butties, cake stall, ice creams, children’s games. Music from TNT. Adults £2, children FREE.

Sat 10 Sep: NOAH’S ARK PET SERVICE. 3pm Holy Trinity Church, Watermoor. Bring your pet, a photo of your pet, or a soft toy animal.

Thur 15 Sep: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Starting at Holy Cross Church, Avening, we walk up Steps Lane through the Gatcombe Estate, back through Minchinhampton Golf Course and around Avening.  Option of lunch at The Weighbridge Inn, home of the famous 2in1 pie!  (Travel £3) 4mi / 6.4km Kathy Harris 01453 885426, 07900 233023. Meet at Travelodge Cirencester Hotel Car Park, Burford Road (A429), Cirencester GL7 5HB, 9.15 for 9.30am start.  No dogs except Assistance dogs.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Thur 15 Sep: FABULOUS FASHION SHOW FOR COTSWOLD BREAST CANCER NOW. A fun filled evening of fabulous fashion showcased by Cirencester’s boutiques, 7pm-10pm at Ingleside Hotel, 5 Beeches Road, Ciren GL7 1BN. Free parking from 6pm. Tickets from Eventbrite. https://www.facebook.com/CotswoldBreastCancer

Fri 16 Sep: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘War is Total Chaos; pt. 2 Retaking the Falklands’, by Ken Ingamells. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 17 Sep:  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

Sun18 Sep:  CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From British Legion CP, we take the Wardens Way from Bourton to Lower and Upper Slaughter.  We then make our way across fields to the Windrush Way at Aston Mill and follow the river Windrush back to Bourton. 5mi / 8.1km(Optional extra) From the British Legion car park, we take the Wardens Way from Bourton to Lower and Upper Slaughter and onto Naunton.  Then pick up the Diamond Way across the golf course to the Windrush Way and follow the river back to Bourton. 10mi / 16.1km   Steve Jones 01594 826805, 07826 167718   (Travel £3 plus £3 parking donation per car). We meet The Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY; at 9 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sun 18 Sep: ROMANS RETURN TO CIRENCESTER AMPHITHEATRE! 10-4pm. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Ermine Street Guard. Roman soldiers of the Ermine Street Guard celebrate their 50thanniversary at Cirencester Amphitheatre.  Come and see Roman combat formations, training and artillery displays.  Explore the Roman living history camp throughout the day. Displays at 11.30am and 2.30pm. FREE entry. (No parking at site, please walk up from Sheep Street car park)

Mon 19 Sep: CIVIC SOCIETY TALK. ‘The work of the Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee and the care of churches in the Diocese of Gloucester’ by Adam Klups. At the Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Ciren.  Refreshments available from 19.00 and the talk starts at 19.30. Visitors welcome £3pp.  ccsoc.org.uk

Wed 7 Sep: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER AGM & SUMMER SOCIAL 6-8pm. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Ciren. For more info and to register go to cirencesterchamber.org.uk/events. Queries to Sarah Somers, Chamber Secretary 07842 081589 or info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 22 Sep: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. Outing with partners. Visit to Sezincote House and Batsford Arboretum and Falconry. Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Thur 22 Sept: FILM NIGHT AT THE SHED: OPERATION MINCEMEAT 12A -It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily. Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald. 7.30pm. Tickets £7 from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Thur 22 Sep: OPEN EVENING CORINIUM SQUARES DANCE CLUB.  At St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s Road, Ciren, GL7 1RE. Come and see what Modern American Square Dancing is all about, Come on your own or with a partner, bring some friends. We look forward to seeing you. Alan Moss, Chair alanmarg@care4free.net.  01285 656360.

Fri 23 Sep: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘The life & wit of Dorothy Parker’, by Mike Aggleton. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 24 Sep: GREAT NIGHT OF MUSIC, ENTERTAING & FUNDRAISING for Parkinson’s UK. 7.30pm at Bingham Hall. Music from New Rules, Plucking Different and Pavo. Auction conducted by Joe Trinder followed by a raffle. Tickets £5 from Dave Trinder 07894 868242.  Sponsored by Greg Power.

Sat 24 Sept to Sun 2 Oct: TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL – The finest music in the Cotswolds. The festival takes place at the very end of September and first weekend of October. The nights are drawing in and a week of fine music and meeting friends is the best way to embrace the season. Concerts range from early to classical to contemporary music, with lectures and interviews to share insight, understanding and new ways of appreciating the context in which these great works were written. Further information and tickets: www.tetburymusicfestival.org

Sun 25 Sep: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Burford long stay car park we head to Fullbrook, across fields to Payne’s Farm and Swinbrook.  Returning through Widford following the river back to Burford. (Travel £3) 7.5mi / 12km Andy Dearing 07930 520506. We meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY; 9 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  Full details www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Wed 28 Sep: “A DECORATIVE ART: HISTORY OF WALLPAPERS” an illustrated talk by Joanna Banham for the Arts Society Corinium at the Baptist Church. Chester ton Lane GL7 1YE. Visitors welcome £7.00pp- doors open at 7.00pm and talk starts at 7.30pm see www.theartssocietycorinium.org

Wed 28 Sep: TALK: ‘THE COLD WAR AND THE FIGHT TO BE HEARD’ by Alan Strickland. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3. Contact cahs@cirenhistory.org.uk or go to www.cirenhistory.org.uk.

Thur 29 Sep: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER BREAKFAST MEETING 7.30-9am -8pm. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Ciren. For more inf0, and to register and pay, go to cirencesterchamber.org.uk/events. Queries to Sarah Somers, Chamber Secretary 07842 081589 or info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Fri 30 Sep: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘Frank Whittle, jet engine inventor’, by Ron Jeffrey. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 1 Oct: ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF MACMILLAN at Down Ampney village hall 9.45am – 12.15pm. There will be a raffle, tombola, stalls and refreshments. We have raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan over the last six years and would love to continue this success!

Tues 4 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

Tues 4 Oct: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Appropriate clothes, stout footwear and gloves essential. Please bring any tools if you can – border forks & spades, hoes, secateurs, trowels, hand forks etc. BYO refreshments. Please confirm beforehand to Alison Horrocks 01285 651765 / 07856 449109 or aqivasec@gmail.com.

Sat 15 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

Mon 17 Oct: CIVIC SOCIETY TALK. “Holst and his Cirencester Connection” by Laura Kinnear. At the Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. Refreshments available   from 19.00:  talk starts at 19.30. Visitors welcome £3pp.  ccsoc.org.uk

Tues 18 Oct: MAISIE ADAM AT CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL. Stand up comedian featured on TV panel shows, including Mock the Week with Dara O’Briain and Have I Got News for You. At the Pillar Room, Cheltenham Town Hall. Tickets and details from ticketmaster.co.uk. More info on Maisie at maisieadam.com

Wed 26 Oct 2022 – TALK: ‘FROM GAULISH KILN TO CORINIUM DITCH’ by Dr Graham Barton. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3. . Contact cahs@cirenhistory.org.uk or go to www.cirenhistory.org.uk.