Events

Every Mon: ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET first Saturday of month 9-5pm. 01285 655645, markets@cirencester.gov.uk http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Mon: CHARTER MARKET 10-4pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Mon to Sat: PARISH CHURCH GUIDE-LED TOURS, March to end October, at either 10.30 or 2.30pm. Tours free but donations welcomed. Check website below. Can be booked for groups or societies throughout year at £5 pp. office@cirenparish.co.uk or 01285 659317 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 Thurs, Sat & Sun (May & Jun): TOWN WALKS 2.30PM Ongoing till end October.  Walks free but £4 donation is encouraged. Special Bookings may be made for any reasonable aylight hour throughout the year on request, to info@townwalks.uk. Or call William Cooper 01285 885590. Further details www.ccsoc.org.uk/townwalks

Every Thurs & 3rd Sat: QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 11.30 – 3.30 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Level 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

Every Thur: COMMUNITY KNIT AND NATTER 2-4pm Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671.

Every Fri: CHARTER MARKET 10-4pm. Market Place, Cirencester. Community Services Officer 01285 655646, markets@cirencester.gov.uk http://www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Fri: ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES MARKET 8am-3pm Corn Hall, Cirencester Market Place.

Every Thur: EXERCISE WITH CHLOE 2.30-3.30pm Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Every Fri, Sat & Sun: SPRING / SUMMER OPENING – CORINIUM ALES MICRO-BREWERY. We offer you locally brewed award-winning real ales in a bottle, flagon, barrel or cask. 3-7 (8) pm. Sun 2-5pm. 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 1st Sat: ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET 9-5pm 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

Wed 1 May: ORGAN RECITAL BY CHARLES WEAVER in Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester. 1.10-2.10pm. Free entry. Retiring Collection.

Wed 1 May: KIDDLEY DIVEY MUSIC & MOVEMENT 2.45-3.30pm, (1st & 15TH) Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Wed 1 May: CARMEN FROM THE ROYAL OPERA LIVE, 6.45pm Damiano Michieletto’s sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet’s score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role. £17 adult, £15. Booking rec’d,  www.coriniummuseum.org

Thur 2 May:  QUIET GARDEN @ THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE. Open 11.30 – 3.30 as part of the Quiet Garden movement. A wonderful place for quiet reflection. All welcome – pop in briefly or stay longer. Level access through meeting house at 53 Thomas Street GL7 2BA. Light refreshments & toilet facilities available. No booking necessary. No charge – donations welcome. Enquires email: jane.saunderson@live.co.uk

Fri 3 May: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “Futurists and Futurology”, by Pete Wright. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 4 May: MOSCOW DRUGS CLUB RETURNS: ELEMENTS OF 1930’S BERLIN CABARET, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet. Combining their original material with songs by Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Eartha Kitt, it’s a musical experience! 7.30pm Tickets £10-15 from shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 5 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Leckhampton Loop 5 miles. Cashy Smith 07763 175486 Meet at the Council Offices car park Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX.; 9.15am. No dogs except assistance dogs. Details: www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk Visitors welcome.

Sun 5 May: BARN THEATRE CINEMA, 4pm Dune Part 2 with subtitles (12A). 7.30pm American Fiction (15). Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online

Tues 7 May: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at OBELISK, AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Appropriate 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

Tues 7 May: CIRENCESTER ART SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION 7.00 pm Baptist Church, Chesterton. We welcome Jean Turton for a demonstration of Chinese Brush painting and an insight into its fascinating philosophy and practices. Jean was originally a potter, went on a course to learn about Chinese painting – and, in her own words, “got hooked!”. www.cirencesterartsociety.com 01285 641630.Visitors welcome.

Wed 8 May: FORMULA 1 AERODYNAMICS 7:30 pm. By Jeroen Klein Geltink: Deputy Principal Aerodynamicist, BWT Alpine F1 Team. Hosted by Cirencester Science & Technology Society and the Historical Society at The Royal Agricultural University.7.30pm www.cirenscience.org.uk www.cirenhistory.org.uk.

Thur 9 May: CUBA, A STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Talk by Robert McLachan. Host Pat Cook, Stratton Probus Club. Meet Ciren Golf Club. 9.45am for 10.30am. New members’ welcome. Info John Milner 07836 341550 or stratton.probus@gmail.comwww.strattonprobus.org.uk/

Fri 10 May: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “Flog it! – antiques & auctioneering”, by Pete Ashburner. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 11 May: THE REPAIR CAFE BAPTIST CHURCH Meets monthly at the Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton GL7 1YE. 9.30-2pm. We can try to mend toys, clothes, small electricals, household items and bikes. 01285 650281 or facebook.com/cirenrepaircafe

Sat 11 May: BATHURST GRAVEL OFF-ROAD CYCLE RACE 10am-4pm. An off-road adventure for all! Solo / Individual entry £12.50, Family Entry (2 adults 2 children) £25. Free entry for spectators. Dedicated route in Cirencester Park. Limited tickets, register now. Parking: Ciren College. Event entrance: Off Stroud Road, What3Words ///trending.dragging.broker. www.bathurstgravel.com

Sat 11 May: Gloriana – Cappella Nova Chamber Choir: Music sacred and profane from the eras of Elizabeth 1 and Elizabeth 2 from Byrd and Tallis to Britten and Vaughan Williams. Proceeds to Longfield Community Hospice. 7.30pm Tickets £12-£15 from shed-arts.co.uk.

Sun 12 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Nails and Rusks 5.5 miles Marian Preston 01285 654904 or 07854 17954 Meet at the Council Offices car park Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX.9:15 am. No dogs except assistance dogs. Details: www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk Visitors welcome.

Sun 12 May: BARN THEATRE CINEMA, 3.45 and 4pm National Theatre Live: Nye (15). Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online

Mon 13 May: WRITERS IN THE LIBRARY Local author Sophie Livingstone talks about revising her novel, The Green March Hotel with the help of a literary agent at the meeting at 2pm in the Bingham Library, Cirencester.

Tues 14 May: GARDENING CLUB 2.30-4pm, Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Wed 15 May: KIDDLEY DIVEY MUSIC & MOVEMENT 2.45-3.30pm, (1st & 15TH) Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Thur 16 May: POP UP CLOTHES SHOP 2.30-3.30pm, Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Fri 17 May: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “Woodchester Mansion”, by Dr Liz Davenport. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 18 May: WALKING ROMAN CIRENCESTER WITH DR ALISON GRIERSON-BROOKES Corinium Museum, in collaboration with Cotswold Heritage Walks offers a series of historic walking tours. 10:15am – 1:30pm.  Max 10 people. £33 adult (£28 members) Book ahead coriniummuseum.org/event/walking-roman-cirencester-13/

Sat 18 May: BARNSLEY VILLAGE FESTIVAL 2024 10-5pm. Music & Bands, Morris Dancers, Classic Cars, Bell Ringers, Beer Garden, Local Arts Exhibition, Vintage Tractors, Plant & Craft Stalls, Teas. Cakes & Deli, Garden Tours, Face painting, Tombola. Open Gardens and more! £10 in advance, £12 on gate. http://www.barnsleyvillage.co.uk 

Sat 18 May: JAZZ DEFENDERS AT THE TETBURY SHED: Led by one of the UK’s most formidable jazz pianists, George Cooper, the group are born from a deep love of Blue Note jazz, drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions. 7.30pm. Tickets: 12.50-£16.50 from shed-arts.co.uk.

Sat 18 May: NAILSWORTH ROTARY CHARITY CONCERT IN PARISH CHURCH 7pm in St John Baptist Church Cirencester, by Bournemouth Male Voice Choir and The Minchinhampton Stuart Singers. This is a performance not to miss, and you will be raising money for local charities including Cirencester Housing for Young People (CHYP). Sheila King – Nailsworth Rotary, 07585 801971. www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=2012

Sun 19 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Lechlade 5.5 miles Andrew Miller 07540 674790. Meet at the Council Offices car park Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX. 9:15 am. No dogs except assistance dogs. Details: www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk Visitors welcome.

Sun 19 May: THE BOOKSHOP BAND AT THE SHED: In collaboration with the award-winning Bath bookshop, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, Ivor Novello-nominated composers Beth Porter and Ben Please write songs inspired by the books of the visiting authors including Margaret Attwood and Phillip Pullman. Details from shed-arts.co.uk.

Mon 20 May: GARDEN VISITING A VERY BRITISH TRADITION Talk by Margie Hoffnung. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start in Ashcroft Church Hall, Cirencester. Visitors welcome £3 on the door. Cirencester Civic Society. Details from www.ccsoc.org.uk 

Tues 21 May: “ORANGE THE WORLD” with members and friends of Cirencester Soroptimist Club to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls. Meet for coffee at Stroud Brewery and Taproom, London Road, Brimscombe 1030-1200. Please come and join us.

Tues 21 May: AQIVA WORKING PARTY at OBELISK, AMPHITHEATRE 6-8pm. General weeding and tidying.  Appropriate clothes, stout footwear and gloves essential. Please bring any tools if you can – borderforks & spades, hoes, secateurs, trowels, hand forks etc. BYO refreshments. Please confirm beforehand to Alison Horrocks 01285 651765 / 07856 449109 or aqivasec@gmail.com

Wed 22 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Westonbirt/Tetbury circle 4.5 miles Jane Bell 07718 967299. Meet at the Travelodge, Cirencester.9.15am No dogs except assistance dogs. Details: www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk Visitors welcome.

Wed 22 May: MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED BOOKS OF HOURS Talk by Christopher de Hamel. Meet Baptist Church, Chesterton, GL7 1YE, 6.45 for 7.30pm.  Visitors welcome £8.00. www.theartssocietycorinium.org info@theartssocietycorinium.org

Wed 22 May: AGM & ‘Alfred Williams and the Folk Songs of the Upper Thames’, by Martin Graebe. The Archaeological and Historical Society, Ashcroft Centre, Cirencester. 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome £3. Contact cahs@cirenhistory.org.uk or go to www.cirenhistory.org.uk.

Fri 24 May: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “It’s in the Blood”, byMichael Colley. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 25 and Sun 26 May: DEBRIS. A NEW PLAY AT THE CHELTENHAM PLAYHOUSE. Written and produced by Alex Viveash. “There’s not a lot to look forward to when you’re always looking back”. 6pm Sat and 4.15pm Sun.  Tickets £15 (£12 conc.) plus booking fee 95p and Restoration Levy £1.50, from https://cheltplayhouse.org.uk/CheltPlayhouse.dll/WhatsOn?f=2316682

Sat 25 May: PHOENIX GARDENERS’ PLANT SALE. 9-12pm in the Market Place, Cirencester. “We are fundraising to raise money to make our town really lovely” For more information about Phoenix Gardeners and our passion for planting please email phoenixgardeners@gmail.com or telephone 01285 657696.

Sun 26 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Harford Bridge to Aylworth, Notgrove and Cold Aston 7 miles Shirley Morphett 01993 830034 or 07581 654744. Meet at the Council Offices car park Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX. 9.15am. No dogs except assistance dogs. Details: www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk Visitors welcome.

Sun 26 May: BARN THEATRE CINEMA, 2pm Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG). 4pm Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (12A). Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online

Mon 27 May (Bank Holiday) SOUTH CERNEY STREET FAIR AND GRAND DUCK RACE 10-5pm. Duck race 3.30pm www.southcerneystreetfair.org.uk  One of Gloucestershire’s finest Free Family events!  Over 60 stalls and attractions, 2 stages with live bands and entertainment, Go Karts, magician, bouncy castle, fairground rides, craft stalls, Butts Farm, cream teas, many food stalls, licenced bar, Art exhibition, exhibition in Church, DOG SHOW and many other stalls and attractions to entertain all day long.

Tues 28 May: GARDENING CLUB 2.30-4pm, Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Wed 29 May: BAKING CLUB< MAKING CUPCAKES 2.30-4.30pm, Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671.

Thur 30 May: RAY DOLPHIN OLD FAVOURITES SINGALONG 2.30-4.30pm, Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Fri 31 May: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “Defences of Southern England and West Country in WW2”, by Bill King. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Fri 31 May: COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF MS SOCIETY 11-12.30pm. Ashley House Care Home, 118 Trafalgar Road, Cirencester GL7 2ED. 01285 650671

Sun 2 Jun: BARN THEATRE CINEMA, 2.45pm Robot Dreams (PG). 5pm The Boys in the Boat (12). 7.30pm The Zone of Interest (12). pm Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG). 4pm Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (12A). Full details and times are at barntheatre.org.uk. Tickets from boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255 or online

Fri 7 Jun: CIRENCESTER PROBUS TALK, 10am St Peter’s Court. Coffee Morning. “Battle of Waterloo”, bySally Ferrers. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis, 01285 644110 or lewismalc26@gmail.com. cirencesterprobus.org

Sat 15 Jun: CIRENCESTER Y.O.U.T.H MARKET (Youngest to Oldest & Upcoming Trading in Harmony). Supporting and promoting enterprise in Cirencester by providing a platform to test business ideas, sharpen sales skills and trial merchandising techniques alongside established traders in the Market Place, Cirencester, 9am-5pm. markets@cirencester.gov.uk

Sun 16 Jun: BIG LUNCH IN THE PARK 2024 12-6pm, Abbey Grounds, Cirencester. Market Stalls, Live Music, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Bring a Picnic, Eco Activities and more. FREE ENTRY!

Sat 22 Jun: MIDSUMMER’S EVE FOLK, FANCY & FAITH Join Malmesbury Singers and Immerse yourself in Holt’s charming English folk songs, McDowall’s playful Celtic dance, and Gjeilo’s uplifting Sunrise Mass. This enchanting choral tapestry weaves tradition and innovation for a truly unforgettable Midsummer’s Eve. 7.30 Malmesbury Abbey. Tickets £20, £5 Students/ Children from malmesburysingers.co.uk, Via the Abbey or Choir Member. Don’t miss it!

Wed 23 Jun: BUSINESS COMMUNITY MEETING Cirencester Chamber of Commerce meets at Cotswold District Council Offices 5-7pm. CDC and CTC have both declared a climate emergency – local businesses can play a part in the solution but how and where do you make a start? Hear from community leaders and local charitable trusts about some of the local initiatives in place and how local business owners can provide support, as well as take direct action to understand their environmental impact and build climate considerations into their business plans. £15. Book through www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-community-meeting-tickets-

Sat 29 Jun: SIDDINGTON VILLAGE SUMMER FETE & DOG SHOW In Siddington Playing fields, Park Way. Stalls, plants, arts & crafts, tombolas, games, activities, treasure hunt, obstacle course, refreshments, Food, bar and BIG raffle! Dog Show provided by Angels for Animals dog rescue charity. All welcome.

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