What’s On!

April 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

*With the ongoing Covid situation, we are still having fewer events and meetings face-to-face, but please still send details of any Zoom or social distancing events you might have.

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 Fri: Charter Market 10-4pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk  http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Sat & Sun ongoing: Town Walk 75-minute. ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY PLEASE! Start in front of the Parish Church in the Market Place. Walks are free but donations are encouraged. Full details and booking of walks from 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

Ongoing  till Mon 31 May: Creating Spaces 2021. An exhibition of indoor and outdoor sculpture by Cotswold Sculptures Association at Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury. www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk and http://www.cotswoldsculptorsassociation.com

Fri 2 Apr: Cirencester Probus 10am via ZOOM tfn.  Talk ‘1971 Music and happenings’, by Cliff Hilditch. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 19 Mar: Cirencester Probus 10am via ZOOM tfn.  Talk ‘Radio Anecdotes’, by John Burgess. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sun 4 Apr: Easter Sunday

Thur 8 Apr: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us for our virtual meetings during lockdown. Our next meeting is “Fakes and Fortunes, Art and Antiques, Forgers and Dealers” by Chris O’Grady.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Fri 9 Apr: Cirencester Probus 10am via ZOOM tfn.  Talk ‘The Black Jack Project’, by Meg Blumson. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 10 Apr: The Repair Café 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.

MONDAY 12 APRIL: RETAILERS & BUSINESSES REOPEN AFTER LOCKDOWN!

Mon 12 Apr: Churn Quiz via ZOOM. 7pm. Details and link from Churn Project Facebook page. All are welcome.

Wed 14 Apr: 7pm.  Phoenix WI.  New members are welcome to join us for our Zoom talks during lockdown. For more info contact Clare 01285-671568 or Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com

Wed 14 Apr: Cirencester Chamber Virtual Networking Meeting 6pm. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Fri 16 Apr: Cirencester Probus 10am via ZOOM tfn.  Talk ‘Konfrontazi’ – some reminiscences’, by Peter Seymour. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Mon 19 Apr: Civic Society talk on Zoom at 7.30pm-“Swindon Heritage Action Zone – the best Conservation Area in England” an illustrated talk by Karen Plimster, Swindon Borough Council. Swindon Railway Village was voted best Conservation Area in UK in 2018.  No charge for non-members.  Details available from info@ccsoc.org.uk

Tues 20 Apr: Your postal vote application should be in by today. Get your form by visiting the council website at cotswold.gov.uk/registertovote or calling 01285 623002.

Thur 22 Apr: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us for our virtual meetings during lockdown. Our next meeting is “Policing-Past and Future” by Richard Hutley.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Fri 23 Apr: Cirencester Probus 10am via ZOOM tfn.  Talk ‘Going to Blazes -A glimpse of the lighter side of the Fire & Rescue Service’, by John Craig. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Thur 29 Apr: Cirencester Chamber Early Riser Virtual Networking Meeting 7.30-9am. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk /07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 6 May: Cotswold Elections. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Postal vote applications should have been in by 20th April.  Forms available fromcotswold.gov.uk/registertovote or calling 01285 623002.

Sat 15 May: Charity Art Sale for LINC the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund.  Cheltenham Racecourse. Original postcard sized art! A chance to buy original MINI masterpieces and help a charity at the same time. www.twitterartexhibit.org, www.lincfund.org

Mon 17 May: Civic Society talk on Zoom at 7.30pm-“The Bathurst Estate” an illustrated talk by Peter Clegg CEO, accompanied by Earl Bathurst and Lord Apsley( tbc). Describing the history of the Estate and their plans for the future.  No charge for non-members.  Details available from info@ccsoc.org.uk

Fri 9 to Sun 11 Jul: Blokefest – details to come, please pencil it in! http://www.blokefest.net