What’s On!

February – March 2023

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 October, at 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 http://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 Tues & 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 9-5pm 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

Wed 1 Feb: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Leaving Coates towards Royal Agricultural University till Monarch’s Way, southwest we follow field boundaries to Thames and Severn Canal. Tow path to the start of Sapperton Tunnel, cross rail line before heading back to Coates. (Travel £2) 4.5mi / 7.2km. Elise Rowley 07902 918123. Assistance dogs only.  Full details on www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Wed 1 Feb: MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS (PG) “A sweet treat with a side order of socialism”, the London Evening Standard. Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson and others. Mrs Harris Goes to Paris takes us along for a ride in the magical-realist presentation of a recent widow’s road to recovery, leaving us with a warm, life-affirming feeling that puts the world in a new, profoundly optimistic light. (Oisín McGilloway). Tickets at £4 will be available from AK The Shop, White Hart and Essence Hair from mid-January. Doors and Bar at 7pm, Film at 7.30pm.

Fri 3 Feb: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘TBA‘  by Rev Canon Graham Morris. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 3rd Feb: “BISCUIT TIN DISCOVERIES-THE PHOTOS BY FRANK SANDERS” an illustrated talk by Mike Dodd for the Cirencester Railway Society at 7.30pm in the Bingham Library- The Waterloo. Visitors welcome £3.00pp

Sat 4 Feb: COMEDY CLUB AT THE GOODS SHED. Settle into the New Year with the return of our semi-regular comedy club – bringing you some of the best stand-ups that the UK comedy circuit has to offer!  Come along for some February Fun with Mark Cram, Diane Spencer and compered by cabaret goddess Ada Campe! 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 5 Feb: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Goods Shed CP in Tetbury to the Trouble House via tracks, field and rail line.  Heading up to Ashley follow Monarch’s Way back to Tetbury. (Travel £3) 6.5mi / 10.5km Jane Bell. 07718 967299. Assistance dogs only.  Full details on www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sun 5 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘MINIONS’ PG. 2pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Sun 5 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘THE RISE OF GRU AND EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE’ 15, 6pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Tues 7 Feb: CIRENCESTER ART SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION by BARRY HERNIMAN, 7pm at Baptist Church, Chesterton. He is a full-time professional artist, and regular contributor to THE ARTIST. He works in water colours but will be demonstrating using gouache. £5 non-members £2 members. We welcome new members whatever level of art. See cirencesterartsociety.com 

Wed 8 Feb: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER NETWORKING. Talk by author Sarah Townsend at Watermoor Point, Watermoor Road. All welcome. 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 9 Feb: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: Fay Pendall “Guy Pendall 11th Armoured Division WW”. Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 10 Feb: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘Walk on the Thames Path (Part One) ‘ by Bill King. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 11 Feb: THE REPAIR CAFE BAPTIST CHURCH Meets monthly at the Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton GL7 1YE. 9.30-2pm. We can try to mend toys, clothes, small electricals, household items and bikes. 01285 650281 or facebook.com/cirenrepaircafe

Sat 11 Feb: MACMILLAN CURRY QUIZ AT BINGHAM HALL, King Street Cirencester. Starts 7.30pm prompt! Bar and Raffle. £15 to include Curry Supper. Additional parking available at Cirencester Junior School, Victoria Road. Tickets available from: info@binghamhall.co.uk (Card payments), Rosemary Elphick on 01285 652914, Jenny Jarvis 07917 037960. Charity No: 261017

Sat 11 Feb: NOASIS: SUPERGROUP OASIS DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE BAND touring since 2006 with all the classic songs. Tetbury Goods Shed.7.30. Tickets from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 12 Feb: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Gateway Centre, Spine Road, GL7 5TL, towards Cricklade along Thames and Severn canal tow path. Head to Cerney Wick then South Cerney via disused railway track.  Rejoin tow path to return to our start point. May be muddy in places. (Travel £2) 5.4mi / 8.7km   Antoinette Moorby 07969 506338

Sun 12 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘LIVING’ PG13, 3pm & 7pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Fri 17 Feb: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘H-Bombs and Hula Girls ‘by Wg Cdr Paul Shepherd. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 18 Feb: KATEY BROOKS: SINGER SONGWRITER Katey has featured on radio and on stage around the world and her most recent album, Revolute, included a best album of the year. 7.30. Tickets £14.50/£10 for under 25s. Tickets from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sun 19 Feb: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS TBA – Details of this walk will be available on the website once known. Andy Dearing 07930 520506

Sun 19 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL’ PG, 2pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Sun 19 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ P15, 6pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Sun 19 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL’ PG, 3pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Sun 19 Feb: BARN CINEMA, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ P15, 7pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Mon 20 Feb: THE CROOME LECTURE, PARISH CHURCH, MARKET PLACE, CIRENCESTER – Talk: ‘Cirencester and the Battle of Dyrham in AD 577’ by Neil Holbrook of Cotswold Archaeology. 7.30pm. Admission free and open to all.  Contact cahs@cirenhistory.org.uk or go to www.cirenhistory.org.uk.

Wed 22 Feb: CHILDRENS THEATRE AT THE GOODS SHED: Playtime with the Last Baguette from 10 followed by a Theatre Workshop 2-5. Booking essential as spaces are limited. Thanks to Tesco’s Community Grants these sessions are free. www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Wed 22 Feb: PAINTING IN THE JUNGLE OF PARIS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF HENRY ROUSSEAU. An illustrated talk by Anna Bianco for the Arts Society Corinium. 7.30 pm in The Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, GL7 1YE. Visitors welcome £8. www.theartssocietycorinium.org

Thur 23 Feb: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: Alison Dewer ” Stories over the Moon and Stars”. Followed by lunch.  info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 24 Feb: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘The Death of a King ‘by Peter Petrie. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 25 Feb: SHYLOCK: THE STORY OF SHYLOCK FROM THE MERCHANT OF VENICE written and performed by RSC performer Gareth Armstrong. His performance has won awards around the world. 7.30. Tickets £14.50/£10 under 25s from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 26 Feb: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Starting from large layby on right hand side of B4425 (signed Ladbarrow Farm), just after turning to Aldsworth, before the pub. One short steep descent, and a steady climb from the B4425 to Ladbarrow. The main point of interest is RAF Windrush, with a preserved control tower, a couple of hangars and 2 commemorative plaques.  1 refreshment stop at the airfield, Travel £2. 6mi / 9.7km Andrew Coles 01285 656974, 07967 151029

Fri 3 Mar: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘Ostriches and Evolution ‘ by Dr Brian Bertram. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 6 Mar: BARN CINEMA, ‘ELVIS’ PG 13, 6pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Sun 6 Mar: BARN CINEMA, ‘MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS’ PG, 2pm. Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online.

Thur 9 Mar: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: Howard Smith ” St Helena Airport “. info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 10 Mar: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. ‘Coffee morning.  Walk on the Thames Path (Part Two)‘ by Bill King. All welcome. Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Wed 22 Mar: TALK: ‘THE RISE AND FALL OF THE “BISLEY PATH” from Cirencester to Gloucester’ by Chas Townley. 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.

Wed 12 Apr: INCURABLE OPTIMIST COMEDY BY PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER In aid of Parkinsons UK Cirencester & Stroud. 6.30 for 7pm at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester GL7 1JT. Free Charity Raffle with Entry Ticket. Tickets £20 from cirenstroudpuk@yahoo.com. More details on https://www.chortle.co.uk/review/2019/03/23/42604/paul-mayhew-archer-incurable-optimist.