What’s On!

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

Every Fri and 2ndSat: 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. hello@coriniumales.co.uk. coriniumales.co.uk

Every Fri and Mon: Charter Market – from 9am to 3pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Market and Events Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  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, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Ongoing till Fri 1 Nov (Half Term week): Museum Highlights, Guided Tours, 11am. Discover the Corinium collection, highlighting archaeological objects and different themes. No need to book. Tours approx 30 mins. Inc. in Admission. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Ongoing till Sat 3 Nov: ETHOS – Mixed Art Exhibition reflecting abstraction:10.30am to 5pm daily. At Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway, Worcs, WR12 7JH. 01386 853739 littlebucklandgallery.co.uk.

Ongoing to Sat 9 Nov: Children’s Pumpkin Trail. Take part in our seasonal Pumpkin Trail this half term. Find the pumpkins hidden around the museum and answer questions about the spooky season. Claim your prize at the end. £1.50 pc, inc. a prize. Park St, Ciren, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Fri 1 to Sun 3 Nov: Cheltenham Design Festival at the Parabola Arts Centre, and across several fringe venues. Bringing world-renowned creative thinkers from across multiple design disciplines to Cheltenham for a series of engaging and interactive talks and workshops. Designers, architects, innovators and inventors will discuss and debate why design and creative thinking is more important now than ever. Tickets and info from cheltdesignfestival.org

Sat 2 Nov to 24 Dec: CRAFTED for CHRISTMAS at New Brewery Arts, Mon to Sat 11-4pm. Entry FREE. This lavish building-wide exhibition in the Craft Shop, Gallery and Cafe, spoiling you for choice, just in time for Christmas! Newbreweryarts.org.uk. 01285 657181.

Sat 2 Nov: THE CRICKLADE BAND Autumn Table-Top Saleat Cricklade Town Hall,main hall, 11am to 1pm – a really friendly event and terrific tea and cake and bacon rolls too. Come alongfor the stalls, games of chance and a raffle. Table-Top sellers call Val 01793 750516to book for £6. Set-up from 10am.

Sat 2 Nov: CONCERT Cirencester Philharmonia Orchestra at St Peter’s Church, Stratton.  7.30pm start. Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Mendelssohn Symphony No1, Wagner Siegfried Idyll. Tickets £10 or Under 18s £5. From Museum Info Centre, Park Street, Ciren.

Sun 3 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Tetbury walk to Shipton Moyne through Estcourt Park. 5 miles. Travel £3.  Andrew Cole 01285-656974. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Mon 4 Nov: COMBINED CHARITIES CHRISTMAS FAYRE Cirencester Corn Hall 9.30 until 4.00 pm. 20+ local and national charities are getting together to sell cards, toys, books and gifts for Christmas. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes on sale all day. Entry is free, so come along and support your local charities. Organised by Cirencester Hospital League of Friends. For more details call Sheila Rees on 07873 256686.

Wed 6 Nov: Ashton Keynes Rural Cinema.  Film show 1st Wed of month. Tickets £4.00, on door or in advance from AK village shop or White Hart pub. 7 for 7.30 start. Large screen and bar. Info and film details Daphne 01285 861541.

Thus 7 Nov: Exploring Orpheus, Afternoon Talk with Emma Stuart, 3-4pm. Orpheus features in mosaic art across the Roman Empire but who was he and what did he represent? £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking rec’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Fri 8 Nov: Talk “The Magician of Iron” by Peter Petrie” at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 8 Nov: The Beauty of Northumberland. Talk by Mike Robinson, Chair of Dursley Bird Watching & Preservation Society. At Watermoor Church Hall, GL7 1JR. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Sat 9 Nov: Macmillan Bangers & Mash Quiz Night at the Bingham Hall, King Street, Ciren. 7.30pm prompt! Bar & Raffle. Extra parking in Old Watermoor School. Tickets £10.50, and info from Rosemary Elphick on 01285 652914, or Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960, and Alexcars office, Love Lane.

Sun 10 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Malmesbury we walk to Milbourne, Lea and Cole Park.  The walk tracks part of the River Avon and places where Monks bathed, flew or plummeted!  7 miles. Travel £3. Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 / OTD 078709 76315 Meet at Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Tues 12 Nov: ART TALK & DEMONSTRATION – Mind, Body & Steel – An Exploration of the Third.By Christopher Townsend – artist, sculptor & blacksmith. 2-4 pm in the Pavilion by the new Memorial Hall, Lechlade. I don’t think he’s bringing a furnace! Hosted by Lechlade Art Society Non members welcome £4. Large free car park by venue. Info John Sirrelle, sirrelleart@outlook.com

Wed 13 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Badbury Hill car park we walk through woodland and fields to join the D’Arcy Dalton Way to Oldfield Farm then to Babury Hill House 3.5 miles. Travel £3.  Bob Scott 07807 936674. Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester 9.15am for 9.30am start.   A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Wed 13 Nov: Talk “The Identification of Oriental Rugs and Carpets” by Bob Gowland. Arts Society Cirencester meetings at the RAU. 2pm start. Visitors welcome, first talk free. Info 07707 506411, info@ascirencester.org.uk. www.ascirencester.org.uk

Wed 13 Nov: 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 / info@positiveclarity.co.uk

Wed 13 Nov: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting 6-8pm at Ingleside House, Beeches Road, Ciren. 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

Thus 14 Nov: Corinium Cinema, 7pm. For film titles go to our website.£6.70 pa, £5.70 conc. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Fri 15 Nov: Talk “My Town’ by the Members at Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm! Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 16 Nov: Macmillan Christmas Fayre in Cirencester Parish Church 11-4pm. Free entry. Meet Olaf from Frozen! Soup, mince pies, tea, coffee and cake all day. – we are still after pretty mugs, gift bags, and soft toys. If you are able to donate, please drop these into Alexcars office, Love Lane. Thank you. Booking forms for a table are now available please contact Ann Webley a.l.webley@btinternet.com.

Sat 16 Nov: Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk  “Builder of Dreams, William Blathwayt & Dyrham Park”. The Speaker is Christine Cole. The talk will be held at the Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane Cirencester, GL7 1YE, at 2:30pm. £3 members, £4 visitors. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served. To be followed by the Association’s AGM. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com

Sat 16 Nov: Tetbury Goods Shed Piano Series. First of bi-monthly concerts on our Steinway piano, begins with the Carducci Quartet and William Howard on Saturday November 16 at 7.30pm. It will feature music by Beethoven, Philip Glass and Dvorak and will be followed at two monthly intervals by pianists Martin James Bartlett and Ivana Gavric and the Gould Piano Trio. Details and tickets from: www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 17 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS A stroll from Ampney Crucis through to the picturesque village of Ampney St Peter. Returning through Driffield and Harnhill for AGM. 5 miles. Travel £2.  Phil Gearing 01285 851855 / OTD 07593 522772 Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Sun 17 Nov: Bristol Ensemble Tea-time Concert3pm, Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth GL6 0DQ. Tickets £10 on door. Antonín Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75, Bedřich Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor Op.15, Roger Huckle violin, Harriet Wiltshire cello, Paul Israel piano. Czech chamber music features in this tea-time recital, with works from two of the country’s leading composers of the 19th century.

Mon 18 Nov: “Richard Jeffries-his life and work in Cirencester”- an illustrated talk by Prof. Eric Jones for the Civic Society. The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. GL7 1RA at 7.30pm- Visitors welcome £3.00pp- for more details visit www.ccsoc.org.uk

Tues 19 Nov: Christmas Tree Festivalin St John Baptist Church with 40 trees from the Bathurst Estate being decorated by our sponsors for big switch on 23 Nov. Join us for this most colourful and popular festival that attracts 1000s of people each year to this town. Further details Cate Luck 01285 658021

Wed 20 Nov: Rural Crafts of the Cotswolds Behind the Scenes with Caroline Morris , 11-12pm. Museum Resource Centre, Northleach. From tools once used by thatchers and hurdle makers, to photographs of hedge layers and Blacksmiths, our reserve collections reveal the craft & skills once common sights in the Cotswolds. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Thur 21Nov: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 7.15-9am at Igloo, Castle Street, Ciren. 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 21 Nov: Ciren Belles, Bringing women together. Music Therapy, a talk by Maggie Grady.  Meet 3rd Thurs upstairs at Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. More info contact revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk, or Clare Austin clare_austin@me.com, 01285 659317. Facebook: @CirenBelles

Thur 21, Fri 22 and Sat 23 Nov: Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon. Stratton Drama Group will be taking to the with this hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country house manor in the 1950s with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight, all caught up in the antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. Another play to delight by a cast of both established and new actors.Tickets from VIC (Corinium Museum) or Rosemary Gray (01285 654546)

Fri 22 Nov: Talk “Olympic Volunteer at Atlanta and London” by Mike Cooper. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 22 Nov: BIZET’S CARMEN at Sundial Theatre, Ciren College, Stroud Road, Ciren GL7 1XA. Production by Villa in Canto in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Tickets £20 (adv), £22 and £18 (conc). From ticketsource.co.uk/sundial. Box Office 01285 654228.

Sat 23 Nov: Somerford Keynes Christmas Fair at SKVillage Hall, Somerford Keynes GL7 6DS. Local crafts, preserves, mosaics, studio ceramics, cards, ladies’ accessories, art prints, jewellery plus more seasonal gifts on sale. Performance from a children’s choir 11am. Raffle.  Refreshments of coffee & mince pies. Proceeds to Somerford Keynes Church. 10am – 1pm.  Free Entry – All Welcome

Sat 23 Nov: Christmas Fayre at Paternoster House, Watermoor Road, Cirencester. 2-4pm. Free Entry, Refreshments, Christmas Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Face painting and much more …

Sat 23 Nov: Fauré and Rutter Requiems performed by Cirencester Choral Society: 7:30pm at Cirencester Parish Church. With the Corelli Ensemble, organ and professional soloists.Carleton Etherington conductor. Tickets £15 from Cirencester VIC (01285 654180).

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov: Rural Cinema, 2.15pm.The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. £5.80 pa, £4.95 conc. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Sun 24 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS A 5 mile walk in Cirencester and surrounding area before Christmas Lunch (must be prebooked). Stuart Dyer 01285 651009 / OTD 07919 333152 Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Sun 24 Nov: 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 27 Nov: 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 27 Nov: “Double Dutch:Symbols,emblems and double entendre in Dutch painting” an illustrated talk by Lynne Gibson for The Arts Society Corinium at The Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, GL7 1YE -doors open at 6.45pm – visitors welcome £7.00pp free parking and refreshments – see www.artssocietycorinium.org.uk for more details.

Wed 27 Nov: 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 / info@positiveclarity.co.uk

Thurs 28 Nov: Clash of Empires: Rome vs. Macedon Evening Lecture with best-selling author Ben Kane, 7-8.30pm. Everyone knows of Julius Caesar, the emperors, the gladiators and the legions but few are aware of the pivotal clash between Rome and Greece in the late third century BC, a war that lasted just three years. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking Rec’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Thur 28 Nov: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (Committee meet 4th Thursday each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. Visitors welcome. If interested, contact Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com01285 651765.

Fri 29 Nov: Talk “Travels from New Zealand to the UK” by Eric Paterson. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 30 Nov: Cirencester Advent Festival and Lights Switch on (7pm), 11am to 8pm. Highlights of the day include a headline stage with live music and entertainment, a special Advent Gift Market, Arts & Crafts Market, local food and drink, fair rides and lots more….Market Place and town centre, Cirencester. Market and Events Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk