What’s On!

June – August 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

Thur 23 Jun: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. Coffee 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: Stuart Burrows on “Writing by Sound, Isaac Pitman, The Shorthand Revolution”. Preceded by breakfast. Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/Programme/

Sat 25 Jun: COMEDY CLUB AT THE SHED: Join some of the finest, and funniest, stand-up comedians from the UK comedy circuit, featuring Matt Green,Kate Lucas and Matt Stellingwerf! 8pm. Tickets £12.50. from www.shed-arts.co.uk Suitable for 18 and over.

Sun 26 Jun: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From opposite red phone box at Arlington end of Bibury, we walk through village and past Arlington Row before crossing River Coln.  After a detour through Bibury village we walk uphill past Hale Barn to Salt Way and onto Saltway Barn.  Then a long descent to Ablington and cross River Coln again. A short uphill before we cross fields back to Arlington (where the Strawberry Tea awaits Members only) Water stops only.  Travel £2) 5mi / 8.1km Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755, 07870 976315. Meet Waterloo Car Park, Ciren GL7 2PY; 1 for 1.30pm start. No dogs except Assistance dogs. Visitors welcome. Full details cirencesterramblers.org.uk  

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 Octoberat 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 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 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 1st Sat: ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET 9am-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

Ongoing to Sun 31 Jul: CREATING SPACES 2022 SCULPTURE EXHIBITION. Cotswold Sculptors Association are at The Garden at Miserden, Glos, GL6 7JA. 10-5pm Wed to Sun inc bank holidays. Assistance dogs only. http://www.miserden.org/garden/. Details from http://www.cotswoldsculptorsassociation.com

Thur 30 Jun: OPEN EVENING CIRENCESTER SIXTH FORM COLLEGE. 5-8pm. A levels, T levels, Vocational, Apprenticeships. Specialist teaching for 16-19 year olds. Tailored support. Excellent results. Huge enrichment programme, Subsidised transport. Register online and more info at Cirencester.ac.uk

Fri 1 Jul: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘A brief history of popular music from late 1945 to 1960: The renaissance of swing’, by Nigel Thompson. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jul: COTSWOLD SHOW & FOOD FESTIVAL IN CIRENCESTER PARK. Featuring our countryside, farming, food & drink, education – and packed with family entertainment. New attractions and stalls added each year. A wonderful day out. Buy your tickets from www.cotswoldshow.co.uk

Sun 3 Jul: PHOENIX GARDENERS OPEN GARDENS 2-5pm. Gardens in: Coxwell Street, The Mead, Plus Barton Lane Allotments. £5 entry to visit all gardens. Teas available at Barton Lane & The Friends Meeting House, Thomas Street. Free Parking at Powell’s School and Blueberry Wave, Thomas Street. Raising money for Cirencester Foodbank. phoenixgardeners@gmail.co

Tues 5 Jul: QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com

Tues 5 Jul: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Warm clothes, stout footwear and gloves essential. Please bring any tools if you can – border forks & spades, hoes, secateurs, trowels, hand forks etc. BYO refreshments. Please confirm beforehand to Alison Horrocks 01285 651765 / 07856 449109 or aqivasec@gmail.com.

Thur 7 Jul: INTRODUCTION TO CIRENCESTER COHOUSING; be part of our cohousing project in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. Come along to our introduction at 7:30 pm at The Bothy, 12 Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1QX. 0752 667 6822, enquiry@cirencoho.org.uk www.cirencoho.org.uk

Thur 7 & Fri 8 Jul: AN ENGLISHMAN IN LOVE IN LA. RICHARD SHELTON, actor, vocalist and LA-expat, is bringing his award-winning stage show ‘Sinatra & Me’ to The Barn Theatre in Cirencester.  He has also just released a new album to much critical acclaim. Book tickets at https://barntheatre.org.uk/sinatra-and-me

Wed 13 Jul: PHOENIX WI FAKES & FORTUNES by Chris O’Grady, time 7 – 9pm St. Peters Court, Cirencester.  New members are welcome to join us.  For more information contact Clare on 01285-671568 or email Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com

Thur 14 Jul: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. Coffee 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: John Hodgson “Bradman, Jardine, Larwood and Bodyline, a cricket and social History”. Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 15 Jul: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘The Mighty DC3’, by Alan Smith. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 15 Jul: SPOTLIGHT ON THE ORPHEUS MOSAIC. Gallery Talk by Emma Stuart. 11-11.45am The Orpheus Mosaic represents on of Britain’s finest examples from Roman Britain. Hear about the design, unusual archaeology, and the eventual rescue of this impressive mosaic, giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal. Booking recommended. Tickets £3-5. from http://www.coriniummuseum.org  Corinium Museum, Park St, Ciren GL7 2BX. 01285 655611.

Sat 16 Jul:  QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com

Sat 16 Jul:  CRAIG OGDEN & THE CORINIUM PLAYERS GUITAR ENSEMBLE. A concert at the Sundial Theatre with classical guitarist Craig Ogden and the Ensemble. 7.30pm. Tickets available from : www.ticketsource.co.uk/sundial  boxoffice@cirencester.ac.uk 01285 654228 / 659785.

Sun 17 Jul: LINC JUBILEE CYCLE RIDE 64km or 32km routes. Entry, in advance Adult £15, Under 16 £10, on the day Adult £20, Under 16 £15. In aid of The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (LINC). Anyone can get blood cancer, at any time in their life! Book your place at http://www.lincfund.org and download your registration form and sponsor form

Sun 17 Jul: RUN THE RAINBOW for LONGFIELD Register 10.40-11.40am for sunglasses, a pouch of powdered paint and a finishing medal. Warm up music 11.45am. Set off noon. Registration £20 adult (16 and over) £15 child. or sign up to raise sponsorship. The registration fee entitles you to participate in the fun 5K race, visit longfield.org.uk/event/run-the-rainbow. Use early bird promo code NEWS20 for a 20% saving.

Wed 20 Jul: PROF DAVID WALTHAM TALKS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS. A Shed Talk in conjunction with Greening Tetbury. 7.30-9.30pm Tickets £8 £5 for under 18, from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 22 Jul: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘In the footsteps of Jimmy Perez – A visit to The Shetland Isles’, by Lewis Lawton. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Wed 22 Jul: CIRENCESTER CHAMBER EVENING NETWORKING at The Parish Church , 6-8pm. Presentation by Cotswold District Council. 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.

Wed 27 Jul: “Wonderful Things” an illustrated talk by Lucia Gahlin at the Baptist Church Chesterton Lane GL7 1YE doors open at 7pm. See website theartssocietycorinium.org

Wed 27 Jul: OLIVER EVERETT ON KING GEORGE 1C. A Shed Talk about the greatest royal collector of art, and instigator of architectural projects. 7.30-9.30 Tickets £8 £5 under 18.  Visitors welcome £7 ea, from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Thur 28 Jul: STRATTON PROBUS CLUB. New members welcome. Meet Ciren Golf Club. Coffee 9.45am. Talk 10.30am: Barry Simon “Historic Gloucester”. Followed by lunch. Further info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 29 Jul: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. ‘The War & the New Model Army – Civil War England’s most devastating conflict’, by Bjorn Watson. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 29 Jul: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: A Summer treat for the whole family! Festival Players International is an all-male company of professional actors and they will        perform outside, depending on the weather. 7 – 9.30. Tickets £16, £10 under 25s from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 31 Jul: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Meet 9:15am Start 10:15am From the car park at Upper Castle Coombe we walk on the path above the River Bybrook from Castle Coombe to Ford. Magnificent countryside views.  Walking in part on Macmillan Way. There are 3 stiles and return route via Beckers Wood has 2 long inclines – walking pole(s) would be useful. One refreshment stop.  (Travel £). 5mi / 8.1km. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603/07927 384340

Tues 2 Aug:  QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com

Tues 2 Aug: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Warm clothes, stout footwear and gloves essential. Please bring any tools if you can – border forks & spades, hoes, secateurs, trowels, hand forks etc. BYO refreshments. Please confirm beforehand to Alison Horrocks 01285 651765 / 07856 449109 or aqivasec@gmail.com.

Sat 6 Aug: JAZZ AT THE GOODS SHED: Swing from Paris – ‘the finest gypsy jazz in the Cotswolds’. Featuring music by Edith Piaf, Gershwin, Charles Trenet, and the Hot Club de France. 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets £14.50 from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sat 20 Aug:  QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 10 – 4 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Flat access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: caduceus02@msn.com

Wed 24 Aug:   ANDREW KERR TALKS ABOUT ELVERS AND ELVERING.  Shed Talk: As Chairman of The Sustainable Eel Group, Andrew Kerr is going to bring us up to date about this iconic species. 7.30- 9.30. Tickets £8 £5 under 18, from www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Aug:  PHOENIX FESTIVAL – FREE! We’re back!  Abbey Grounds. Headliners are Whole Lotta Led – the best Led Zeppelin tribute act, and Michael Starring Ben showcasing Michael Jackson hits. All welcome, free entry, a great family day out with so much to do. Two stages, performance arena, fairground rides, stalls; festival traders, food and drink. www.facebook.com/Phoenix.Festival.Ciren. info@phoenix-festival.co.uk

Sun 28 Aug:  LONGFIELD’S SUMMER FETE Bank holiday fun for all the family. At Longfield’s grounds in Minchinhampton. Stalls, activities, raffle, tombola, hook the duck, food and more! Parking. From 1pm to 4pm. Entry FREE. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Stall holders are welcome to apply. More information is at: longfield.org.uk/event/summer-fete.