What’s On!

January 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 at either 10.45 or 2.30pm. Check website below can be booked for groups or societies throughout year at £4 pp. Pre-arranged trips up tower are £4. office@cirenparish.co.uk or 01285 650317 cirenparish.co.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 & 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 Sat & Sun ongoing: TOWN WALKS. PRE-BOOKING ONLY PLEASE! Small groups only at the moment.  Walks are free but donations are encouraged. For full details and to book walks, call William Cooper 07922 044442. 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

Sat 1 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Meet 9:30am Start *10:30am. (*Note later meet up and start time) From Temple Guiting village hall fairly gentle walk 5-6 miles towards Cutsdean and Farmcote returning about 2.00 pm. No pub stop so bring hot drink and packed lunch for refreshment stop.  Afterwards, we live a short distance from village hall and invite all to a mince pie and hot drink at home. (Travel £4) 6mi / 9.7km. John & Yvonne Everest 01451 850504. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY; 9.30am. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Wed 5 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Tetbury Goods Shed CP through town to Blind Lane then across fields to Tetbury Upton.  Down Green Lane we head towards town centre via back roads to car park. 1 refreshment stop. Opportunity for lunch after. (Travel £2) 4.5mi / 7.2km.  Jane Bell  07718 967299. Meet Travelodge Cirencester Hotel Car Park, Burford Road (A429), Cirencester GL7 5HB 9.15am for 9.30 start.  No dogs except Assistance dogs.  www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Thur 6 Jan: FILM TETBURY GOODS SHED. The Last Duel (18) afternoon 2-4.30pm. From Twentieth Century Studios and visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes “The Last Duel,” a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality and female oppression of 14th century France. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 7 Jan: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘Building a Mediaeval Cathedral’, by Peter Petrie. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 8 Jan: THE REPAIR CAFE 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

Sun 9 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Jolly Tar, Hannington we pass Gr II listed Hannington Hall and church before crossing fields skirting Hampton onto Highworth, the highest town in Wiltshire with 84 listed buildings. Across golf course, ascend Red Down returning to start. 1 refreshment stop.  Chance of a drink after.  (Travel £3) 6mi / 9.7km. Bob Scott 07807 936674. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY; 9.00 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Mon 10 Jan: BEGINNERS’ RUNNING COURSE, Running Somewhere Else is proud to announce our latest ‘Beginners’ Running Course’ an 8 week programme. 6.30 on a Mon & Wed at Somewhere Else Deli, Castle Street, Ciren. For details or to sign up, email coach@runningsomewhereelse.com.

Wed 12 Jan: HILARIOUS HATS, TALK, PHOENIX WI. 7 – 9pm at St.Peters Court, Cirencester.  Hilarious Hats a talk by Alexandra Stanbrook.  New members are welcome to join us.  For more information contact Clare on 01285-671568 or email Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com

Wed 12 Jan: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER NETWORKING Meeting 6-8pm. At St James Place. Booking essential. Visitors are welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk / 07842 081589. Details and bookings cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Wed 12 Jan: HILARIOUS HATS, PHOENIX WI Meet 7-9pm, St.Peters Court, Cirencester.  A talk by Alexandra Stanbrook.  New members are welcome to join us.  For more information contact Clare on 01285-671568 or email Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com

Thur 13 Jan: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. Our next meeting is our Annual General Meeting. Meet Cirencester Golf Club 9.45am. New members welcome. Contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Fri 14 Jan: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘The Irish War for Independence’, by Ron Jeffrey. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 15 Jan: SACCONI QUARTET with William Howard, piano. 7.30-9.45pm. The second concert in our piano concert series 2021/22 and the first this year. Sacconi Quartet with William Howard piano. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sun 16 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Walk on paths with countryside views to the east of the A419 near Air Balloon to pass through Cowley.  Leisurely walking out and then a steady uphill route from Cowley. (Travel £2) 5.5mi / 8.8km. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / 07927 384340. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY. 9.00 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sun 16 Jan: POP-UP FOOD Market in Market Place, 11am – 5pm

Mon 17 Jan: TALK, “BINGHAM LIBRARY ARCHIVES” an illustrated talk by Helen Timlin for the Civic Society. Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road at 7.30pm Refreshments from 7.00pm. Visitors welcome £3.00pp See website:-www.ccsoc.org.uk for more information about the Society.

Tues 18 Jan: INSPIRE ME EVENT with Purusha Gordon, a world record breaker who rowed 2,700 miles across the Pacific Ocean and learned self-belief. 4-5pm at the Growth Hub Cirencester. This is a FREE event and open to all. Book your place here: https://tinyurl.com/PGordon-InspireMe

Tues 18 Jan: JUST JIVE & LINDY HOP at Tetbury Goods Shed. 7-9pm. Learn to Swing Jive Dance at The Goods Shed. Tuesdays with two Sessions: Beginners at 7pm and Intermediate at 8pm. Classes cost £6.00 and tickets can be purchased on the door on the night

Fri 21 Jan: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  Talk ‘The Amazing Charlie Chaplin’, by Paul Murphy. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 22 Jan: WHOLE LOTTA LED – Farewell Tour. Tetbury Goods Shed. 7.30-10pm. Your last chance to seek Whole Lotta Led performing the music of Led Zeppelin – this is their farewell tour – book your tickets now. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sun 23 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Start at Coln Rogers Church to Winson, then into bottom of Ablington Downs, walking up to the road, then down to Saltway Farm, coming down to Calcot back to the Church. (Travel £2) Car sharing is strongly recommended as parking is limited. 5mi / 8.1km. Marian Preston 01285 654904 / 07854 179541. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY; 9.00 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs. www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Wed 26 Jan: TALK, “ LOVE IS ENOUGH – at home with Jane and William Morris” an illustrated talk by Suzanne Fagence-Cooper- at the Baptist Chuch, Chesterton Lane at 7.30pm Refreshments from 7.00pm visitors welcome £7.00pp See website;-www.theartssocietycorinium.org for more information about the Society

Wed 26 Jan: SHED TALK WITH PETER BARHAM: ‘A Physicist amongst the Penguins’. 7.30-9pm. Professor Barham will begin with an introduction to each of the 18 (or thereabouts) species of penguin, their individual characteristics and behaviour before talking in detail about the African penguin and explain why they are now an endangered species. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Thur 27 Jan: BREAKFAST MEETING. Cirencester Chamber Early Riser Networking Meeting at Café Mosaic 7.30-9am. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Sarah Somers Secretary, 07842 081589 or info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Full details and bookings on cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Thur 27 Jan: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members are welcome to join us. Our next meeting is Brian Bertran on “Lions”. Meet Cirencester Golf Club 9.45am. New members welcome. Contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Thur 27 Jan: CIRENCESTER BOOK GROUP, we’re reading one book a month and talking about it. Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month. Contact Nadia on pavlan@yahoo.com or 07429364730.

Fri 28 Jan: CIRENCESTER PROBUS 10am St Peter’s Court.  AGM. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 29 Jan: ADDITIONAL GENERAL MARKET in the Market Place, 9am – 5pm, plus Additional Indoor Market in Corn Hall, 10-4:30pm

Sat 29 Jan to 3 Apr: SHOES HAVE NAMES, NEW BREWERY ARTS. A collaboration with conceptual fashion designer Jo Cope and Shelter. Exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, GL7 1JH. Mon to Sat 9am-5pm, Tues 10am- 5pm, Sunday – closed. Stories of homelessness have never been told like this before.

Sun 30 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Walk from Harford bridge, Naunton via Upper Slaughter and back. (Travel £3) 6mi / 9.7km. Gill Wilkie 01451 850672 / 07817 185504. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Cirencester GL7 2PY. 9.00 for 9.15am start. No dogs except Assistance dogs.  www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk  Visitors welcome.

Sat 26 Feb: ALE AMBLE for LONGFIELD Community Hospice. 10am-1pm. Starting and finishing at Stroud Brewery, the Ale Amble will take you on a fantastic four-mile circular walk. You’ll arrive back to a hero’s welcome at the Brewery with a free pint or soft drink and the chance to catch a Six Nations rugby match on the big screen. £15 adult/£10 child or raise sponsorship. To sign up visitwww.longfield.org.uk/event/ale-amble/