What’s On!

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

Every Fri and 2ndSat: 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  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Thur 2 Jan: Stories by Lantern Light, 10.30-12pm. Storytelling and Craft with Volly Evalds.Create a seasonal mask and hear winter tales by lantern light – Snow Queens, Ice Bears and Magic Mittens. £8.25 pc, £7.25 memb. Booking essential. Suit 4+. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Fri 3 Jan: Roman Armour, 10.30-12pm. Children’s Workshop with James Harris.Join the invasion! Make your own Roman soldier armour including shield, helmet, standard and sword. See some real Roman artefacts from the store. £8.25 pc, £7.25 memb. Booking essential. Suit 6+. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Mon 6 Jan: A Convenient Prequel (PG). Film followed by Q&A and discussion with Jack Guest, Jonathon Porritt CBE and special guests. A quintessentially British and humorous take on climate change, Al Gore and Greta Thurnberg, coupled with a deconstruction of Swedish sustainability. Starts 8pm at The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6EP. Tickets £9 / £8 from01242 258002 | www.bacontheatre.co.uk

Wed 8 Jan: Meet Me Open Day with Stress and Anxiety Counsellor Dulcie James of Positive Clarity. 10-4pm at Cirencester Chiropractic Centre, College Farm, Tetbury Road, GL7 6PY. Call or email to check availability. 07964 290933 info@positiveclarity.co.uk.

Wed 8 Jan: 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 8 Jan: 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 8 Jan: Talk “The Other Side; Counter Memorials – Germany’s Post-World War II Culture of Apology and Atonement” by Angela Findlay. The Arts Society Cirencester meet at The Barn, Harnhill Centre, Harnhill GL7 5PX. Visitor fee £10. Booking essential. Refreshments and registration from 1.15pm, talk 2.00-3.15 pm.  Contact 07707 506411 or info@ascirencester.org.uk.

Thur 9 Jan: Film Night at Tetbury Goods Shed, 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Details and online booking www.shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 10 Jan: Talk “Gloucester Docks – Then and Now” by Tony Conder. 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 10 Jan: A Different View of our World. Talk by Andrew Bluett. At Watermoor Church Hall, GL7 1JR. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Sat 11 Jan: Holder and Smith at Tetbury Goods Shed, 7.30 pm. A tribute night for Django and Grapelli from the gypsy jazz duo. Tickets £12 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Wed 15 Jan: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2020 Launch 6-8pm at Sundial Theatre, Stroud Road, Ciren. Announcement of categories 2020. Presentations from past winners and sponsors. Opportunities to sponsor. Entry forms. Nibbles and bubbly. 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

Thur 16 Jan: Talk, The Erithoka Charity by David Austin.  At SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI.Visitors welcome. Tea, biscuits and raffle.Meets this month Elizabeth Way Meeting Room, Siddington 7.30pm.  Contact Ann 01285 641469 for more info.

Thur 16 Jan: Sleeping Beauty, 7.15pm. Royal Opera House Live Ballet.In 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. With Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography. £17 pa, £15 memb. Booking recom’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Thur 16 Jan: UTRNTA Talk “Clarkson Rose: 50 years of Seaside Entertainment”. The Speaker is Brian Freeland. Lechlade Memorial Hall, Oak St., GL7 3AY at 2:30pm. £3 members, £4 visitors including Tea/Coffee and Biscuits. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com

Thur 16 Jan: Ciren Belles, Bringing women together. Perspectives on Happiness talk by David Bellamy.  Meet 3rd Thurs upstairs at Somewhere Else, Castle St, 7.30 for 8pm. Voluntary donation £2. More info contact cirenbellesinfo@gmail.comor01285 659317. Facebook: @CirenBelles.

Fri 17 Jan: Talk “My Life in Athletics” by Tony Curry. 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 17 Jan: Piano Recital, Aleksei Demchenko at Ciren Parish Church, 7pm. Playing Scarlatti, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt. Presented by Cirenceser Music society and Cirencester Parish Church Choral Foundation. Tickets £15 from Ciren VIC by Museum, Park Street, Ciren. 01285 654180, or on door.

Sat 18 Jan: Martin James Bartlett at Tetbury Goods Shed 7.30 pm. The second in our Piano Series with former BBC young musician of the year Martin Bartlett. Tickets £18 from www.shed-arts.co.uk.

Mon 20 Jan: “Project Pilgrim- Gloucester Cathedral phase two” an illustrated talk by Anne Cranston at 7.30pm at The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. GL7 1RA. Doors open at 7.00pm with free refreshments. Visitors welcome £3.00pp. See Civic Society www.ccsoc.org.uk for more info.

Tues 21 Jan: Anglo-Saxons, 3-4pm. Afternoon Talk with James Harris who discussesthe most richly furnished Anglo-Saxon grave ever found in Gloucestershire and other Saxon highlights from the store. £7.25 pa, £6.25 memb. Booking recom’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Wed 22 Jan: 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 as long as you like. Bring along your friends.  Info from Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960.

Wed 22 Jan: 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 22 Jan: Talk: ‘The Supply of Olive Oil to the Roman Garrison at Glevum’ Dr Graham Barton. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3

Wed 22 Jan: “Medieval Wonder Women” an illustrated talk by Janina Ramirez at 7.30pm at The Parkinson Lecture Theatre, RAU, Stroud Road entrance – GL7 6JS- doors open at 7.00pm. Visitors welcome £7.00pp. See The Arts Society Corinium. More info  theartssocietycorinium.org.uk .

Thur 23 Jan: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 7.15-9am, Fleece Hotel, Market Place, 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 23 Jan: 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 “Artic Convoys” by David Head.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Thur 23 Jan: 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.com01285 651765.

Fri 24 Jan: Talk “The First Gulf War” by David Head. 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 25 Jan: Garden Design Workshop at Tetbury Goods Shed, 10.30-4pm, £150. Innovative creative garden design with Chelsea RHS Medallist Joy Riley. www.shed-arts.co.uk

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Jan: Rural Cinema, 2.15pm.The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released 4-6 weeks in advance. For titles contact the Museum or see website. £5.80 pa, £4.95 conc. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Sun 26 Jan: The Bristol Ensemble Tea-time Concert, Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence. Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile from String Quartet Op.11. Rachmaninov: Vocalise. The professional musicians of the Bristol Ensemble perform a programme of Russian chamber music, full of colour and passion. 3pm at Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth GL6 0DQ. Tickets £10 on the door.

Sun 26 Jan: 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

Wed 29 Jan: Meet Me Open Day with Stress and Anxiety Counsellor Dulcie James of Positive Clarity. 10-4pm at Cirencester Chiropractic Centre, College Farm, Tetbury Road, GL7 6PY. Call or email to check availability. 07964 290933 info@positiveclarity.co.uk.

Wed 29 Jan: La Bohème, 7.45pm. Royal Opera House Live.Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. £17 pa, £15 memb. Booking recom’d. 01285 655611 coriniummuseum.org

Thur 30 Jan: Child and Baby First Aid Course for Parents, Parents to be, Grandparents and Carers. 7.30pm at Ampney Crucis Village Hall. Two Trainers from Wiltshire First Aid Training will be delivering the course. £25 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment andreamasek@hotmail.com or 07946 391798. This is a fundraiser for Ampney Crucis Playgroup and an opportunity to gain some lifesaving skills. To find out more about the Playgroup join our Facebook Page ‘ Ampney Crucis Playgroup’

Fri 31 Jan: AGM. 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 31 Jan: AGM Phoenix Charitable Trust’s AGM at The Ashcroft Church 12.30-2.30pm. This local charity helps patients at ALL Cirencester surgeries with services that not offered on the NHS. This meeting is open to the public. Please come along! Details from Trust Manager Viktoria psct.manager@gmail.com

Fri 31 Jan: TALK & FORK SUPPER for Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) at RAU. ‘In the Eye of the Storm’. King George V in The Great War, a book and a talk by Alexandra Churchill. Come to the Lecture Theatreat the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, at 6.30 for 7 pm: Talk by author followed by a fork supper and wine. Tickets £25.00 from ABF the Soldiers Charity, Bulford Office (Suzanne Hollis): 01980 672337, shollis@soldierscharity.org.

Fri 7 Feb: Talk “My Life in the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group ” by John McArdell. 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

Mon 10 Feb: Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk “The Queen’s Royal Forest of Dean Verderers Court”. The Speaker is Maurice Bent. The talk will be held at the Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane Cirencester, GL7 1YE, at 2:30pm. £3 members, £4 visitors. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com

Wed 12Feb: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us at Cirencester Golf Club (Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH) for coffee at 10.30 followed by a talk entitled “Tax, Care and Toy Boys”.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Wed 12 Feb: Talk “How the European Art Market Developed from the Renaissance to the Present” by Tom Flynn.  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.

Fri 14 Feb: QUIZ by Andy Bernard. 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 14 Feb: TBC. Talk. At Watermoor Church Hall, GL7 1JR. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry to Glos Naturalists Society Members. www.glosnats.org

Mon 17 Feb: The Croome Lecture, Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester: ‘Early Farmers In The Cotswolds’ by Professor Tim Darvill of Bournemouth University. 7.30pm. Admission free and open to all.

Fri 21 Feb: Talk “Botswana ” by Arthur Bell. 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

Wed 26 Feb: Stratton Probus Club. New members are welcome to join us at Cirencester Golf Club (Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH) for coffee at 10.30 followed by a talk entitled “Versailles Treaty” by David Du Croz.  For further information contact David Birch 07967 665430 or email stratton.probus@gmail.com.

Sat 7 Mar: Comedy: HEALING THE NATIONThe 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/

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: Talk ‘The Cold War and the Fight to be Heard’ Alan Strickland. Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 June: 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.

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