What’s On!

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 office@cirenparish.co.uk or 01285 659317. www.cirenparish.co.uk/Visit/Parish-Church/Tours.

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

Every Fri and 2nd Sat: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. Next to the church in the 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

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 till Sun 25 Aug: Exhibition: John Barleycorn Must Die at New Brewery Arts, Cricklade Street, Ciren. The exhibition brings together a collection of work by artist Matt Rowe and accompanying research materials gathered in collaboration with curator Laura Mansfield. From a 17thcentury folksong, John Barleycorn is the personification of barley and its associated food and drink. Open Mon-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 10-4pm. newbreweryarts.org.uk

Wed 3 Jul: CHYP’s Sherston Treasure TrailJoin us on our evening Treasure Trail, on foot in Sherston. Starts 7.00pm at Village Hall, Sherston, SN16 0LQ. Finishes Rattlebone Inn, Church Street, Sherston, SN16 0LR.  £15 per head, includes hot and cold buffet. Please call Jane Gunner 01285 658627

Wed 3 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Woodland, parkland, railway paths and parks all within the boundaries of Swindon. Bob Scott 07807 936674.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. 5 miles. Travel £3. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Wed 3 Jul: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.

Fri 5 Jul: Talk “The Dymock Poets” by Di Alexander 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 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 5 Jul: 10am, 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 –call 01451 844257, nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark

Fri 5 Jul:Glamorous Garden Party 2019 in aid of Cotswold breast Cancer Now. At Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen’s, Robert House, Siddington. Gates open 6pm. Cotswold Gin Cocktails & Canapes, Jazz Band, Raffle, Bring & Buy Plant Sale. Advance tickets only, £15 from Amanda 07973 537706 or cotswoldbreastcancernow@gmail.com

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Jul:Downpour Theatre Company presents The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s shortest yet wittiest play, in the grounds of Rendcomb College (GL7 7HA) at 19:30 Fri, 14.30 Sat. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/downpour-theatre-company. £15 pa, £10 conc. Open air performance so bring something to sit on and a picnic. Refreshments available. We will continue in all safe weathers.

Sat 6 Jul: 11am – 4pm, National Meadows Day – identify wildflowers, butterflies and insects and have a go at some wild art – £1.50 per child nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark

Sun 7 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Bourton on the Water across the Rivers Windrush and the Dikler to Little Rissington. Follow the Donnington Way to Wyck Rissington before heading back via the Diamond and Oxfordshire Ways. 7 miles. Travel £3. Sylvia Hemmings 01285 655637 / 07487 677444.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Wed 10 Jul: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce AGM & Summer Social 6-8pm at Stratton House Hotel, Gloucester 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.

Wed 10 Jul:Avian Antics nature talk with Miranda Krestovnikoff, 6.30 – 9.30pm, busy TV presenter and RSPB President Miranda shares tales from her years of working with her feathered friends. Tickets £45 per person, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark to book or for more details (booking essential)

Wed 10 Jul:The Churn Art Group’s Annual Exhibition and Tea Party. Raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. View the wonderful drawings and paintings, many on sale, 10-2pm at The Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo Cirencester GL7 2PY. Please come along!

Wed 10 Jul:Arts Society Cirencester lecture Mars and the Muses (Arms and Armour/Toby Capwell/Wallace Collection) to be held in the Royal Agricultural University lecture hall 2-3.00 pm. Come for your first visit as our guest. Ring 07707 506411 or contact info@ascirencester.org.uk to book.

Wed 10 Jul: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 10 Jul: Avian Antics nature talk with Miranda Krestovnikoff, 6.30 – 9.30pm, busy TV presenter and RSPB President Miranda shares tales from her years of working with her feathered friends. Tickets £45 per person, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark to book or for more details (booking essential)

Thurs 11 Jul:Stan & Ollie, Corinium Cinema, 7pm. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act. Stan & Ollie wonderfully portrays the unique and precious partnership of the legendary duo as they set out on a tour of Britain in the twilight of their career. Cert: PGRun time: 1 hr 35 min.£6.70 pa, £5.70 conc. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Thurs 11 Jul: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us at Cirencester Golf Club (Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH) for coffee at 9.45 followed by a talk entitled “Cotswold Wool Trade & Shepherding Wealth of Middle England” by Martin Way.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com

Fri 12 Jul:  Talk “The Feoffees of Tetbury” by Tony Walsh 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 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 13 Jul:Preston Village Fete 2-4 pm, in the lovely gardens of Church Farm. GL7 5PR. Stalls include Plants, Cakes, Books, CDs, Toys, Nearly new clothes, White Elephant, Lucky Dip, Children’s Crafts, Raffle Draw with super prizes etc. Cream teas, ice cream and hot snacks. Music from the Salvation Army Band. Come and join us – a Summer gathering for all the family. Admission just £1, children free.

Sat 13 Jul:TEA-TIME RECITAL with the CORINIUM PLAYERS GUITAR ENSEMBLE at 3pm at the ASHCROFT METHODIST CHURCH, CIRENCESTER. Come along and listen to the talented young classical guitarists performing a selection of music from Handel to Coldplay, with a few film titles and easy listening music between! The children are currently raising funds to go to the World Youth Guitar Festival in August and the concert runs for 1 hour. Tickets: £5 inc a Cream Tea

Sat 13 Jul:Music for a While at St Peter’s Church, Siddington. An evening of musical delight with Maria Jagusz, international opera singer, and featuring MJ-UK singers. Something for everyone. Tickets £10 inc wine & nibbles. Under 16s £5. From Siddington PO  01285 652290, and Tourist Info at Museum. Parking at own risk in Stable Yard, Church Farm. Proceeds in aid of St Peter’s Church.

Sat 13 & Sun 14 Jul: Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park. Under 14s free with adult. Tickets for the Show are only on sale via www.cotswoldshow.co.uk. Discounted tickets available until Friday 12 July at 11.59pm.

Sun 14 Jul: Anniversary Concert with Cirencester Band. 2.30pm at Ciren Baptist Church. Join us for an afternoon of reminiscing through music and chat. Afternoon tea available. Free entry.

Sun 14 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Starting from Adlestrop a steady incline to Chastleton. Return along Long Drive the walk ends with a tour through Adlestrop going to Moreton Lake. 5 miles.  The day can be extended by a visit to Chastleton House NT opens 1 p.m.   Donation to travel£3. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / OTD 07927 384340.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Tues 16 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Somerford Keynes a mainly flat walk through the Water Park.  5 miles. Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 / OTD 07870 976315.  Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester9.15am for 9.30am start. Travel £2.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Tues 16 Jul: Cirencester in the Civil War, Festival of Archaeology 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. The walk will explore the town centre, the Abbey Grounds and Cirencester Park and will last an hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum.£7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking rec. 10 people max. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Thurs 18 Jul: Recent Excavations in the North Cotswolds, Festival of Archaeology, Afternoon Talk with Dr Alison Brookes, 2.30-3.30pm. Join Alisonat a talk to explore the fascinating archaeological discoveries of the North Cotswolds. The lecture will focus on settlements and the ceremonial landscape of Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and surrounding area from recent excavations. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

18 Jul – 02 Sep: Children’s Roman Soldier Trail. Search for theRoman soldiers around the museum galleries this summer. We invite younger children to find the Roman soldiers hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions to find out what life as a Roman soldier was like. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end. £1 per child, inc a prize.

Thurs 18 Jul: 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 revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk or Facebook: @CirenBelles

Thurs 18 Jul: Garden Party SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI. A summer evening garden party for members. Meeting this month at Preston Village Hall at 7.30pm. Call Ann 01285 641469 for more info.

Fri 19 Jul: Talk “The Life and Times of Winnie the Pooh” by Mike Aggleton 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 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 19 Jul: 10am, 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, nationaltrust.org.uk/lodgepark

Fri 19 to Sun 21 Jul;Poulton Cricket Club Beer Festival. Beer, Cider and Gin plus numerous events. Fri: pub quiz; Sat: cricket match and silent disco; Sun: cricket tournament. There will be catering, face painting and a children’s film on the silent disco headsets. Should see some great Air Tattoo displays from there! poulton.play-cricket.com

Sat 20 Jul: Summer Supper Night Quiz for Macmillan. At Watermoor Church Hall 7.30pm. Bar and Raffle. Ticket £10.50 to inc quiche & salad supper. Rosemary Elphick 01285 652914 and Jenny Jarvis 07917 037960.

Sun 21 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. 6.5 From Sharpness to Berkeley returning via Berkeley Pill and the River Severn. 6.5 miles. Andy Dearing 07930 520506. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Tues 23 & Thurs 25 Jul: Dig Pit, Festival of Archaeology, Family Event, 11-12pm. Visitthe museum and learn about archaeological techniques by trying your hand in one of our dig pits. Complete your own mini excavation report, measure objects you unearth, identify them and try your hand at drawing them too. Inc in Admission. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Tues 23 Jul: Stone Age Painting,Festival of Archaeology, Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger, 10.30-12pm. Get hands-on with the natural methods that people have been using for the creation of art for thousands of years. . Learning new techniques and going back to the past to create your own artworks to take home.£8.25 per child, £7.25 members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Wed 24 Jul: Mini Mosaics, Festival of Archaeology, Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart, 10.30-12pm. Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum looking for inspiration from the museum’sRoman mosaic collections. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided. £8 per child, £7.25 members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Wed 24 Jul: Medieval Cirencester, Festival of Archaeology, Town Walk with Dr Valija Evalds, 2-3pm.Monks, merchants and mud! Cotswold sheep were some of the best in Europe, and their fleeces were sent all over Europe in the middle ages. The proceeds made fortunes, built a lavish parish church, underwrote a hospital, and supported markets, inns and shops. Join Valija to experience medieval Cirencester: from sacred splendours to squalid streets on this walking tour. Onehour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat!Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 members. Booking recommended. 10 people max. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Wed 24 Jul: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 on and bring along your friends.  Info Jenny Jarvis 07917 037960.

Wed 24 Jul: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 07964 290933,  info@positiveclarity.co.uk

Wed 24 Jul:“Clarendon palace; Rediscovering the Wiltshire palace of the Plantagenets” an illustrated talk by Tom James at The Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane , Cirencester. GL7 1YE. 7.30pm- free parking and refreshments from 6.45pm. Visitors welcome £7. theartssocietycorinium.org.uk

Wed 24 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Great Rissington offers some beautiful scenery including a section of the River Windrush, small copse and water meadows at Sherborne. 3 miles. Sylvia Hemmings 01285 655637 / OTD 0748677444    Meet Waterloo Car Park 6.15pm for 6.30pm start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Thurs 25 Jul: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us at Cirencester Golf Club (Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH) for coffee at 9.45 followed by a talk entitled “The Queen’s Bodyguard, The Yeomen of the Guard” by Shaun McCormack.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Thur 25 Jul: Roman Chariots, Festival of Archaeology, Children’s Workshop with Valija Evalds, 10.30-11.30am.In July the Romans celebrated the Festival of Apollo with plays, contests and horse racing. We will celebrateby searching for Apollo in the gallery, and then making gold chariots and horses from card. £5.75 per child, £5.25 members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Thur 25Jul: Roman Bones, Festival of Archaeology, Afternoon Talk with James Harris, 2-4pm. An afternoon talk offering a special opportunity to examine up close, a selection of human remains from the Romanand Saxon period. Learn about the techniques to identify gender, age, and health. No archaeological experience necessary. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Not suitable for children. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Thur 25 Jul:AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (Committee meet 4th Thurs each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. If interested, contact Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com01285 651765.

Fri 26 Jul: Summer Garden Party at Hilditch Towers – Cirencester Probus.All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 27 July:Cirencester Twilight Market 5-10pm. Market and Events Officer 01285 655646 markets@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Fri 26 Jul: Roman Armour, Festival of Archaeology, Children’s Workshop with James Harris, 10.30-12pm.Join the invasion! Become a Roman soldier with your own full set of Roman armour including shield, helmet, standard and sword. £8.25 per child, £7.25 members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jul:Rural Cinema, 2.15pm.The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. For film titles contact the Corinium Museum or visit our website.£5.80 pa £4.95 conc. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Sun 28 Jul:CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Burford and on to Fulbrook,  Widley Copse, Paynes Farm and Beckett’s Corner. Returning on paths by the River Windrush via Swinbrook and St Oswald’s Church at Widford.  7.5 miles Donation to travel £3.  Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 / OTD 07870 976315 Meet   Waterloo Car Park  9.15am for   9.30am start.  RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Sun 28 Jul: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

Tues 30 Jul:Roman Games, Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger, 10.30-12pm. Ever wondered how Romano-British children passed their leisure time?  Put down those electronic devices and come along to create custom gaming pieces and a gaming board for your children to take away. £8.25 per child, £7.25 for members. Booking essential. Suit 8+. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Tues 30 Jul: Roman Cirencester, Town Walk with Amanda Hart, 10.30-11.30am. A walk discovering Cirencester’s Roman heritage beneath your feet. Join Amanda for a tour of the town exploring archaeological discoveries and hearing about the development of Corinium. 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum.£7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking recommended. 10 people max. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Wed 31 Jul: Arts Award Discover in a Day, Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart, 10.15am-1.30pm. With your own log book, you begin by exploring the museum to find out aboutancient artists. A 1 hour workshop to do one of three activities. The end session is sharing your work on our online gallery. Your Discover Arts Award certificate, accredited by Trinity College London will be sent onto you. Bring your own lunch.£16.25 per child, £14.25 members (inc log book and certificate). Booking essential. Suit ages 7-15. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Wed 31 Jul: Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company Live, 7pm. “To whom should I complain?” When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains resonant today. Gregory Doran directs this production.£17 pa or £15 members. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum.org

Fri 2 Aug: Talk “Miss Trehawke Davis – English and Virtually Unknown” by Peter Donovan 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 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 31 Aug & Sun 1 Sep:Pickled Dog Festival, Greyhound Inn, Siddington.

Sun 1 Sep:Siddington Village Show, Village Hall Siddington.