What’s On!

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

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. http://www.cirenparish.co.uk/Visit/Parish-Church/Tours.

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. 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  http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Ongoing till 30 Mar: Activity. Stone Age People Trail. Younger and older children find hidden little people in museum, answer questions and claim prize on completion. £1.50pc. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Sun 1 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Smallgrain Plantation, nr Stockley Wilts, follow White Horse Trail to White Horse and monument on Cherhill, returning via Ranscombe Bottom. 6 miles. Travel £4. Bob Scott 07807 936674. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Tues 3 Mar: Phoenix Gardeners’ Coffee Morning with cake. At the Bingham Gallery, Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Ciren.  10.30-12pm. Details phoenixgardeners@gmail.com 01285 657696

Wed 4 Mar: 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

Wed 4 Mar: Talk, Composer Max Brusch by Christopher Fifield. Introducing music beyond his very well-known first violin concerto. Cirencester Music Society, Ashcroft Centre, 7.30pm. Details Robert Evans 01285 654478

Thur 5 Mar: Film Night at Tetbury Goods Shed. Bait (15) at 7.30pm. Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change. Tickets £7 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Fri 6 Mar: Churn Project Race Night at Cirencester Town Football Club, 7pm for 7.30pm start.  Join us for a great evening and help us raise funds for our work in the community.  Tickets £10 (including supper) available from The Churn at 14-16 The Waterloo or phone 01285 380038

Fri 6 Mar: Talk “Falklands rebirth of a Community” by Ken Ingamells. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 6 Mar: Gloucestershire Naturalists Society AGM, followed by Talk: “Big Natural History Television and the Conservation of the Natural World” by Julian Hector, head of BBC Natural History Unit. At Gala Club Gloucester, Fairmile Gardens, Longford, Gloucester. GL2 9EB. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Sat 7 Mar: Comedy: HEALING THE NATION The legendary wit and wisdom of Andy Parsons is on tour with his new show to try and bring some happiness and heal some raw wounds in this divided, angry country of ours. At the Sundial Theatre 8pm. Care to join him? Tickets from www.sundial-theatre.co.uk/

Sat 7 Mar: ABBA’s ANGELS, tribute band performing at St Edward’s Senior School, Cirencester Road, Cheltenham, GL53 8EY. 7.30pm. Bar, Refreshments: Ploughman’s. In support of The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund & Rotary Club of Cheltenham North. Tickets £35, from www.lincfund.org.

Sun 8 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Badminton to Luckington then return via Little Badminton. 7 miles. Travel £4. Alan Brazier 01285 654307 / OTD 07485 142135. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Wed 11 Mar: Romans Behind the Scenes with James Harris, 11-12pm at Museum Resource Centre, Northleach. Discover the Roman secrets of the Corinium Museum reserve store in this special behind the scenes event featuring architectural stonework, pottery, and animal and human remains from the Roman town of Corinium. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Wed 11 Mar: Talk “The Queen of instruments; the Lute within Old Master Paintings (plus demonstration)” by Adam Busiakiewicz.  The Arts Society Cirencester meet at The Barn, Harnhill Centre, Harnhill GL7 5PX.  Visitor fee £10.  Booking essential.  Refreshments and registration from 1.15 pm talk 2.00-3.15 pm.  Contact 07707 506411 or info@ascirencester.org.uk.

Wed 11 Mar: Upper Thames and Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk: “The Real Wolfhall”. Speaker is Graham Bathe. Talk to be held at Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, SN6 7PQ at 2:30pm. £3 members, £4 Visitors. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com

Wed 11 Mar: 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 11 Mar: Talk on ‘Colour Analysis’ by Karen Briggs at Phoenix WI.  Come and see what impact colours have on the clothes we wear.  7-9pm St.Peters Court, St.Peters Road Contact: Cirencesterphoenixwi@gmail.com Telephone number 01285- 671568

Wed 11 Mar: Lecture ‘Religion and Art in the Roman Cotswolds: Images of the gods carved from oolithic limestone.’ By Prof Martin Henig, University of Oxford. Meet at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester 7.30pm. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society Visitors very welcome £3. Students free.www.cirenhistory.org.uk

Thur 12Mar: 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 Greatest Siege in British History” by Jim Harbord.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Wed 12 Mar: Cirencester Music Society Outing to Bristol Hippodrome to hear Welsh National Opera performing the Marriage of Figaro. Details Robert Evans 01285 654478

Wed 12 Feb: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting 6-8pm at Ingleside House, Beeches Road. 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.

Fri 13 Mar: Talk “Tasmania” by Frank Austin. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 13 Mar: Cirencester ABM (20 mins). Members Night. Photographic and Art Competitions. Cheese and wine party. All welcome. At Watermoor Church Hall, GL7 1JR. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Fri 14 Mar: Ivana Gavric Solo at Tetbury Goods Shed at 7.30pm. The third concert in the Goods Shed Piano Series – British pianist Ivana Gavric plays Beethoven, Grieg and Cheryl Frances Hoad. Tickets £18 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 15 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. From Cold Aston along Gloucestershire Way to Notgrove and Hazelton. Walking back to Turkdean. Return along Sabrina Way. 8 miles. Travel £3. Phil Gearing 01285 851855 / OTD 07593 522772. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Mon 16 Mar: Cirencester Civic Society AGM at 7.00pm followed at 7.30pm by an illustrated talk ” Planning for well-being” by Lawrence Miller of the Barnwood Trust. To held at The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road Cirencester, GL71RA. Visitors welcome £3.00pp see www.ccsoc.org.uk for more info.

Tues 17 Mar: Fidelio Royal Opera House Live, 7.15pm.Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. The music is transcendent throughout. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.£17 pa or £15 members. Booking rec’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Wed 18 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS.Tunnel House at Coates to Tarlton then through Hailey Woods to Sapperton. Return along Macmillan Way. 4.5 miles. Travel £2. Optional lunch / drink at Tunnel House. Jane Bell 07718 967299. Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Wed 18 Mar: Cotswold Peculiars Afternoon Talk with Caroline Morris, 2.30-3.30pm.With two days to go before the first day of spring, come and explore the more curious aspects of the Cotswolds in the museum’s collections. Cheese-rolling and sack races, folk dancers and fiddlers, lucky things and seasonal customs. There’s more to the folk life of the Cotswolds than you might think. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking rec’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Thur 19 Mar: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 7.15-9am, Tierra & Mar Resurant, Sheep Street, Ciren. Please bring business cards and a guest! Visitors welcome. First two visits free. Details and register at cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Membership from £50 per annum.  Enqs Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk / 07896 297738

Thur 19 Mar: Ciren Belles, Bringing women together. Presentation and chat.  Meet 3rd Thurs upstairs at Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. Voluntary donation £2. More info contact cirenbellesinfo@gmail.com or 01285 659317. Facebook: @CirenBelles.

Thur 19 Mar: Talk, Rachel Brindley – Cirencester Food Bank,part of the Trussell Trust working to combat hunger and poverty across the UK by providing emergency food and support to people in crisis. SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI.  Visitors welcome. Tea, biscuits and raffle.Meeting this month at Elizabeth Way Meeting Room, Siddington at 7.30pm.  Contact Ann 01285 641469 for more info.

Fri 20 Mar: Talk “The Dead Sea to Damascus” by Peter Berry. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 21 Mar: SATURDAY MORNING STORIES at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, 10.30am. Once a month in term-time, from September to Easter, this beautiful venue opens its doors for a morning of stories around the fire. Stories are for all – adults and / or children are welcome. Minimum age 5. Come and enjoy the wonder, wit, mystery and magic of stories from all over the world. Just turn up, no need to book. www.firesprings.org.uk

Sat 21 Mar: Cantores Chamber Choir directed by Simon Harper presents a sublime programme of music for Passiontide and Lent from 16th Century to present day, inc music by Monteverdi, Purcell and Lassus, James MacMillan’s Miserere and Herbert Howells’ Requiem. 7.30pm at St John the Baptist, Cirencester town centre. Earlybird tickets £12 – from cantores.net – or £15 on the door.

Sat 21 Mar: Comedy at Tetbury Goods Shed from 8-10pm. Welcome to the first Comedy Club at the Goods Shed for 2020. Tickets £10 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 22 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Through countryside into Toadsmoor Valley. Back along Thames & Severn Canal, a journey through Victorian Engineering history. 7 miles. Travel £2. Gill Capocciama 07967 872210. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Sun Mar 22: Bristol Ensemble Tea-time Concert. 3pm at Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth GL6 0DQ. Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Op.70 ‘Ghost’
Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor Op.120. Roger Huckle: violin; Harriet Wiltshire: cello; Paul Israel: piano. Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ trio earns its nickname from its eerie slow movement, full of Gothic brooding. It’s paired with Fauré’s D minor elegiac piano trio, one of his final works. Tickets £10 on door

Tues 24 Mar: Joan Lyons: Use of Acrylic Medium. Cirencester Art Society. At Baptist Church Chesterton Lane.  New members are very welcome.  To join, call on 01285 641630. More details are at www.cirencesterartsociety.com

Wed 25 Mar: Macmillan Natter & Chatter Coffee Mornings.  All welcome.  A great way to meet new friendly faces.  Drop in at Toro Lounge, Cricklade Street, Cirencester, 10-12pm for a coffee and a chat.  Stay as long as you like. Bring along your friends.  Info from Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960.

Wed 25 Mar: 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 on 07964 290933 / info@positiveclarity.co.uk

Wed 25 Mar:  “Paradise lost and restored: 400years of garden design in Oxfordshire” an illustrated talk by Timothy Walker at 7.30pm at The Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane Cirencester. GL7 1YE. Free refreshments and parking. Visitors welcome £7.00pp see www.theartssocietycorinium.org.uk   

Wed 25 Mar:  Talk ‘The Cold War and the Fight to be Heard’ by Alan Strickland 7.30pm Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society meets next at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. Visitors welcome, £3.  Students free. www.cirenhistory.org.uk

Wed 25 Mar: Talk: Unravelling the Double Helix at Tetbury Goods Shed 7.30pm. In our March ‘Shed Talk’, drawing on material from his new book, Professor Gareth Williams tells the story of unravelling the double helix and the discovery of DNA. Tickets £8 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Thur 26 Mar: 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 GWR Holiday Line” by Michael Turner.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Thur 26 Mar: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (Committee meet 4th Thursday each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. Visitors welcome. If interested, contact Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765.

Thurs 26 Mar: Tudor Homes and Gardens Evening Lecture with Cherry Hubbard, 7-8.30pm.Tudor houses, surrounded by their gardens have always been looked on as picturesque but how were they built and how were they used and decorated? We look at records in the way of inventories and wills which give us insight into the Tudor home and discover what was common place in the Tudor garden and why. £7.25 pa, £6.25 members. Booking Rec’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Fri 27 Mar: Talk “My life in Russia before Perestroika & after (1957 – 1997)” by Marsha Lees. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Mar: Open house Bring & Buy Grand Sale in aid of GDA and Soroptimist charities. 10-4.30pm. At 74 Pheasant Way, Cirencester. Serving coffee, soup lunches and cream teas. Many stalls; gifts, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, toys and clothes. jackie@jackiegloyn.uk

Sat 28 Mar: Easter Fair at Paternoster House 2-4pm. Free admission. Refreshments, Craft Stalls, Raffle and Tombola. Come along to Watermoor Road, Ciren, GL7 1JR. Tel: 01285 653699.

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Mar: 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 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org.£5.80 pa, £4.95 conc.

Sun 29 Mar: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Chedworth Roman Villa and South along Monarch’s Way. Views of Chedworth and Stowell Park. Then along Coln Valley back to Chedworth (option of tour of Roman Villa with Steve as tour guide. Tour one hour. Bring NT membership cards.) 4.5 miles. Travel £2. Steven & Kathryn Meredith 01285 659165 / OTD 07502 281184. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start. RA Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Sat 29 Mar: Ninebarrow Band at Tetbury Goods Shed 8pm. Ninebarrow will be joined by cellist and long-term collaborator, Lee MacKenzie, John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion. Tickets £16 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 29 Mar: 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

Fri 3 Apr: Talk “Portugal” by Marsha Lees. Cirencester Probus, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, St Peter’s Court, St Peter’s Road. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 3 Apr: Butterfly Britain. Oliver Smart presents a photographic record of all British butterfly species. At Watermoor Church Hall, GL7 1JR. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Sat 4 Apr: Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble with ¡VAMOS! Guitar Quartet at the Sundial Theatre, 7.30pm.These truly exceptional players represent the figurehead quartet for the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.This promises to be an exciting evening including music from Carmen, and a variety of pieces from traditional Latin American and Spanish music to John Williams.Tickets: £14 (£12 con)ticketsource.co.uk/sundial

Wed 8 Apr: Talk ‘Snails, Soils and Sediments- how they help us reconstruct prehistoric land-use and landscapes in Southern England’ Dr Mike Allen. A joint meeting between Cirencester Science and Technology Society and Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3

Thur 9 Apr: 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 “Rogers and Hammerstein” by Malcolm Lewis.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Sat 18 Apr: CAT SHOW (championship), Cricklade Town Hall, High St., Cricklade, open from 12.30 to 4.00 pm. Pedigree and non-pedigree cats, good food/refreshments, auction (not cats!), lots of very varied stalls, raffle. There really is something for everyone – not only cat-lovers. Don’t miss this show, it’s fun! Adults £2.00, concessions £1.00. Enquiries to 01945 780027.

Thur 23 Apr: 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 “Gloucester’s Historic Churches” by Tim Brain.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Tues 28 Apr:  Illustrated talk by Howard Warren ‘An Audience of One’. Cirencester Art Society. At Baptist Church Chesterton Lane.  New members are very welcome.  To join, call on 01285 641630. More details are at www.cirencesterartsociety.com

Sat 9 May: Fairford and District Choral Society’s summer concert is at 19.30 at St Mary’s Church, Fairford. Along with professional soloists, they are performing Faure’s Requiem and Gounod’s Messe Solennelle St Cecilia. The musical director is Marysia Gorska-Saj. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Fairford Opticians from 1 April 2020.

Wed 13 May: Talk “How to Read the English Country Church – Pre-Christian to the Tudors”by Nicholas Henderson.  The Arts Society Cirencester meet at The Barn, Harnhill Centre, Harnhill GL7 5PX.  Visitor fee £10.  Booking essential.  Refreshments and registration from 1.15 pm talk 2.00-3.15 pm.  Contact 07707 506411 or info@ascirencester.org.uk.

Tues 23 May: Phoenix Gardeners’ Fabulous Plant Sale in the Market Place, 10.30-12pm. Details phoenixgardeners@gmail.com 01285 657696

Tues 26 May: Stuart Geddes: Abstract Painting. Cirencester Art Society. At Baptist Church Chesterton Lane.  New members are very welcome.  To join, call on 01285 641630. More details are at www.cirencesterartsociety.com

Wed 27 May: Talk: ‘Spokes in a Wheel: Roads and Turnpikes around Cirencester’ David Viner. This follows a speedy AGM. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3

Wed 10 Jun: Talk “Legend and Lustre”; Jim Thompson and Thai silk.  The Arts Society Cirencester meet at The Barn, Harnhill Centre, Harnhill GL7 5PX.  Visitor fee £10.  Booking essential.  Refreshments and registration from 1.15 pm talk 2.00-3.15 pm.  Contact 07707 506411 or info@ascirencester.org.uk.

Tues 23 Jun: Social meeting and painting competition. Cirencester Art Society. At Baptist Church Chesterton Lane.  New members are very welcome.  To join, call on 01285 641630. More details are at www.cirencesterartsociety.com

Tues 23 May: Phoenix Gardeners’ Open Gardens in Cirencester. Visit private local gardens open to the public. 2-5pm. Details phoenixgardeners@gmail.com 01285 657696

Wed 8th July: From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion 1890-1929″ by Andrew Prince.  The Arts Society Cirencester meet at The Barn, Harnhill Centre, Harnhill GL7 5PX.  Visitor fee £10.  Booking essential.  Refreshments and registration from 1.15 pm talk 2.00-3.15 pm.  Contact 07707 506411 or info@ascirencester.org.uk.