October 2017 onwards What's On Listings

In and around Cirencester

Every Fri and Mon: Charter Market – from 9am to 3pm. Next to the church in the Market Place.  Suzie Lew, Cirencester Market and Events Officer 01285 655646 / 07460 441227  suzie@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Fri: Corinium Ales microbrewery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. We offer you locally brewed award winning real ales in a bottle, flagon, barrel or cask. Open every Friday 13.30 to 17.00. 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 Sat: Full Force at Force Brewery Tap Room Fri: 1400-2100, Sat: 1200-1800.  Pints at £2.50. Ale and music. at Unit 2, Global Business Park, Wilkinson Road, CIRENCESTER, GL7 1YZ. 01285 719495 www.forcebrewery.com

Every 2nd and 4th Sat: Farmers’ Market – from 9am to 3pm. Next to the church in the Market. Suzie Lew, Cirencester Market and Events Officer 01285 655646 / 07460 441227  suzie@cirencester.gov.uk  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Every Sun:  Tea Club at the Churn. Company, conversation and cake. If you are on your own, Sundays can be an especially lonely time. Join our friendly group between 2.30 and 4.00 pm on Sundays at the Churn Project, 14-16 The Waterloo, Cirencester. GL7 2PY. Delicious cakes made by our wonderful volunteers with freshly baked scones, cream and jam, are served with pots of tea.  We can help with transport if required. For further information contact Lorna Stevens on 01285 380038 or info@thechurn.org.uk

Wed 1 Nov: Ashton Keynes Rural Cinema. Hidden Figures. Film show 1st Wed of month. Tickets £4.00, on door or 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

Thur 2 Nov: Talk at Force Brewery, Cirencester. The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940 - An Evening with Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely. 6 for 6.30pm. £6 entry incs 1st drink. Fundraiser for Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans. homesforveterans.co.uk. forcebrewery.com , Unit 2, Global Business Park, Wilkinson Road,  Ciren, GL7 1YZ. 01285 719495

Fri 3 Nov: Musical Evening for CHYP (Housing for Young People) at Corinium Museum. Soprano Gillian Wells and Pianist Helen Wilkins perform. "They left the audience inspired and spell bound." Wine and canapés after. Tickets £15 from Chyp Shop, 20 The Waterloo, Ciren or 01285 651227.

Sat 4 Nov: BRING IT, PLANT IT. 10am & 2pm at the Obelisk, Chesterton, with AQIVA. Tools will be provided. Please come along and talk to us about future plans for the Obelisk and the amphitheatre site. Further info from Alison Horrocks – Secretary AQIVA, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765. Find list of plants wanted at www.aqiva.org.uk.

Sat 4 Nov: Talk: “Gertrude Bell in Iraq". The Speaker is Jan Long. The subject of this talk is a remarkable woman famous for her work and dealings in the Middle East at the beginning of the 20th Century and the establishment of the State of Iraq. The talk for the Upper Thames and Ridgeway National Trust Association is at The Baptist Church Complex, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE, at 2:30 pm. Note the venue is different to that notified to members earlier in the year. The 2017 AGM for the Association will follow the talk. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served. Visitors will be very welcome. £2 for members and £3 for visitors. For further details or info. contact Bill Osborne jandbozzy@gmail.com 

Sat 4 Nov: Abbey 900. A Book of Hours. Masterpieces of church music by Saint Cecilia Singers in the Parish Church, Cirencester, 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50, £6.25 (concs) from VIC Corinium Museum, Park Street or saintceciliasingers.org.uk or on door.

Sun 5 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS.  Kingscote To Marlees Brook.  Then back to Kingscote along Ozleworth Bottom and past Lasborough.  5.5 miles. Travel £3.  Mike & Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755/OTD/07870 976315.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Tues 7 Nov Retail Forum Quarterly Meeting 6.15pm, Bingham Gallery, Bingham House, Dyer St, GL7 2PP. An opportunity for retailers, local government and to share retail information and aspirations for the town centre. Any questions ref the forum, call Cirencester Town Council 01285 655646.

Wed 8 Nov: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting 6-8pm at Ingleside House, 5 Beeches Road, GL7 1BN. Please bring business cards and a guest! Visitors welcome. First two visits free. Membership from £40 per annum.  Register at cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Any queries to Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk or call 07896 297738.

Thur 9 Nov: Revealing a New Collection. Afternoon Talk with James Harris 2.30-4pm. Come and see the big reveal and learn about a metal-detected collection from the Cotswold Water Parks which spans from the Bronze Age to post-Medieval. See the real objects. £6.75 pp, £5.75 STHs. Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 9 Nov: Their Finest. Corinium Cinema 7pm. A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk. Starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin. £6.25pp, £5.25 concs. Run time: 1 hr. 54 min (12A)Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org

Fri 10 Nov: Concert: Bochmann Trio at RAU. Enjoy a selection of classical trios with violinist Michael Bochmann, joined by Carol Hubel-Allen playing the viola, and David Powell playing the cello. This will be accompanied by a two course dinner in the Royal Agricultural University’s historic dining hall; starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £35 and are available from www.shop.rac.ac.uk/

Fri 10 Nov: The Corinium Sessions. A musical fundraiser. An evening of acoustic music amongst the mosaics with ELLES BAILEY, plus Counter Measures, A New Leaf and Emily Jane Sheppard. 8pm Corinium Museum, Park Street, GL7 2BX. Tickets £10 from VIC at museum. Licensed bar. Under 18s must be accompanied by adult. 01285 654180. Coriniummuseum.org.

Sat 11 Nov: Table-Top Sale for the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble.  Helping the group to raise money for a tour to Germany in 2018. Ashcroft Church, Cirencester, 10.30-12pm. Lots of bargains! Please come along and support. Coriniumplayers.org.uk

Sat 11 Nov: Autumn Table-Top Sale for the Cricklade Band at Cricklade Town Hall 11-1pm.  The band funds all it does – so please support us at the main hall. A really friendly event and terrific tea and cake! Lots to buy inc Band’s famous home-made cake array, tea, coffee, games of chance and raffle. Table-Top sellers £6 per table, (plenty of space) call Val 01793 750516 to book. Set up from 10am.

Sat 11 Nov: Bangers & Mash Quiz Night in aid of Macmillan at Bingham Hall, King Street, Ciren. Bar and raffle. Extra parking at Watermoor School. For information & tickets, call Rosemary Elphick on 01285 652914 or Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960.

Sat 11 Nov:The Cheltenham Bach Choir with the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Crown.  A German Requiem – Brahms.19:30 Parish Church, Ciren GL7 2NX. Tickets £18 (£8 concs) from VIC at Corinium Museum 01285 654180. Info cheltbachchoir.com

Sun 12 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS.  4 National Trust commons. Exceptional views over the Woodchester and Golden Valleys. Minchinhampton to Rodborough Common.  Then through Bowham and Besbury Common.  7 miles. Travel £2.  Sylvia Hemmings 01285 655637/OTD 07487 677444.  Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Mon 13 Nov:COMBINED CHARITIES CHRISTMAS FAYRE. Corn Hall, Ciren, 9.30-4pm. 20+ local and national charities selling cards, toys, books and Christmas gifts. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes on sale. FREE Entry. Organised by Cirencester Hospital League of Friends. Info Sheila Rees 01285 655942.

Thur 16 Nov: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 7.15 till 9am at The King’s Head Hotel, Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 1NW. Places are limited so booking essential. Chamber membership starts from £40 per annum.  Go to www.cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Any queries to Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk or call 07896 297738.

Thur 16 Nov: Calligraphy - Roman Capitals. Adult Workshop with Adele Dark 10-1pm. Look at the original Roman Capital lettering carved into stone in the Corinium Museum collections. With artist and Calligrapher Adele Dark, learn about the form and design of Roman Capital letters as used in calligraphy. Practicing this ancient art, you will design a panel about you including your name. adeledark.squarespace.com£25pp, £22 STHs. Booking essential. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 16 Nov: The Year 1217. Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter 2-4pm. 800 years ago England was in the throes of a massive insurrection and a foreign invasion. That it survived intact and retained its ruling dynasty, was down to one 70 year old man – William Marshall the Regent. This talk will tell the story of an amazing, epic year of war, intrigue and larger-than-life characters. £6.75pp, £5.75 STHs.Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 16 Nov: Talk. Maggie Grady, Music Therapist, at Ciren Belles. Open to all women in Ciren. Meet 3rd Thurs of month upstairs at Somewhere Else, 7.30 for 8pm.  Further info Rev Katie Richardson (revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk) or Vikki O’Keeffe (vikki.okeeffee@gmail.com) or call 01285 659317.

Thur 16 to Sat 18 Nov: Stratton Drama Group presents: Fish Out of Water, a comedy by Derek Benfield 7.30 pm St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s Road. "Everyone's worst holiday nightmare come true. The peace of a group of holiday makers is shattered by the arrival of Agatha. Her unflagging spirit of togetherness invades the private lives of all the characters with riotous results" Tickets £8, £7.50 concs, from Ciren Tourist Office or Rosemary Gray 01285 654546

Fri 17 Nov: Ladies Night Out Pamper Evening at Paternoster House, Watermoor Road, Ciren, 6.30-9pm. “Shop, pamper, eat, drink, mingle, laugh”.

Sun 19 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS. Ampney Crucis & Ampney St Mary to Poulton back through Ampney St Peter.  5 miles. Travel £2. Bring & Share Lunch. AGM after.  Phil Gearing 01285 851855/OTD 07593 522772.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Sun 19 Nov: Abbey 900: Praetorian: Rome’s Imperial Bodyguard. An enthralling talk by one of the country’s top historians, Guy de la Bédoyère. His story of the Praetorian Guard, told with clarity and panache, is ‘warmly recommended both to aspiring tyrants and the ordinary armchair historian’. The Winstone Talks.  2.30pm to 3.30pm at Cirencester Parish Church. Tickets £5 each from Cirencester Visitor Information Centre at the Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, or call 01285 654 180.

Sun 19 Nov: Tea-time Concert with the Bristol Ensemble at Christ Church, New Market Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0DQ at 3pm. Bach Keyboard Concerto in A major. Bach Air on the G String. Bach Keyboard Concerto in D minor. Tickets £10 on the door. Details  www.bristolensemble.com 

Mon 20 Nov: Talk: “Wild Plants of the Scilly Isles”.  By Christina Stapley for the Upper Thames and Ridgeway National Trust Association.  The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, GL7 1RA, 2.30pm. Tea/Coffee and biscuits. Members £2. Visitors welcome £3. For info contact Bill Osborne. jandbozzy@gmail.com

Tues 21 Nov: Beaufort Christmas Fair, Newnton Dairy Farm, Long Newnton, SN16 9SAR. 9.30am-8pm. Tickets available on day £5, under 16s FREE. Supporting the Grand Appeal and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. beaufortchristmasfair.co.uk

Wed 22 Nov:Macmillan Natter & Chatter Coffee Mornings.  4th Wed 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.

Thur 23 Nov: Rekindle Business Meeting.  At The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS.  11.00am to 2.30pm. Lunch included.  Members £5 on door. First and second time Non Members are £20.  All welcome. Enqs: Virginia Stourton 07799 066464 / 01285 720833, info@rekindleacademy.co.uk  Book at www.rekindleacademy.co.uk

Thur 23 Nov: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (4th Thursday evening each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. If interested, contact Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com01285 651765.

Thur 23 Nov: Evening Lecture with Dominic Sandbrook 7-8.30pm. He is the author of many books - most recently The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination, and the presenter of a number of highly successful BBC television series. £6.75pp, £5.75 STHs. Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org

Sat  25 Nov: Somerford Keynes Christmas Fair at Village Hall, Water Lane, Somerford Keynes GL7 6DS. 10-1pm. Free Entry. Local crafts, preserves, mosaics, jewellery, studio ceramics, Phoenix cards, raffle, plus many more seasonal gifts on sale. Refreshments of coffee & mince pies. Proceeds to Somerford Keynes Church.

Sat 25 Nov: Abbey 900. Gloria Magnificat by Cirencester Choral Society in Cirencester Parish Church 7:30pm.  Settings of the Magnificat by Vivalldi, Pergolesi and Pachebel and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Carleton Etherington conductor, Corelli Orchestra, professional soloists. Tickets (£12.50) from Cirencester VIC 01285 654180.

Sat 25 Nov: The Magnificent ak47 with Sassparella at the Sundial Theatre, Ciren, GL7 1XA. 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from ticketsource.co.uk/sundial.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Nov: Rural Cinema - The Promise - 2.15pmSet during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, 'The Promise' follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. £5.20pp, £4.40 conc. Booking recommended. coriniummuseum.org

Sun 26 Nov: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS.  From the Waterloo through Hare Bushes and Chestermaster Estate to Baunton returning to Cirencester in time for Christmas Lunch. (Pre booked only).  5 miles. Stuart Dyer 01285 651009/OTD 07919333152.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Sun 26 Nov: The Greyhound Pub Quiz is on 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 1 Dec:Christmas Concert at Cirencester Parish Church for HELP which funds new hospital helipads. Readers include Jilly Cooper, Pam Ayres and John Francome with a host of other performers including Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum. Tickets from helpappeal.org.uk or info@helpappeal.org.uk or 01922 618058. Tickets prices from £5, up to £100 for concert plus supper with the stars afterwards.

Fri 1 to Mon 4 Dec: Visit to Itzehoe’s Christmas Markets. Following the recent successful visit from Itzehoe to Cirencester at Easter, the Twinning Association of Itzehoe has invited anyone from Cirencester to come and visit for a long weekend during their Advent Market. A programme of activities will be laid on including visits to markets, and host families will be provided, so beyond travel there be minimal cost to participate.  If you can only manage the weekend, you are welcome to just join us for the shorter time.  Sounds Interesting? --- Klingt gut? Contact us on Facebook – CirencesterTwinning or e-mail: cirencestertwinning@gmail.com

Sat 2 Dec: A SONG FOR CIRENCESTER, 6pm, at the Sparkles Advent Festival and Market in Cirencester Market Place. Join thousands of Cirencester people for a Big Sing, with a brand new song written especially for the town. Centrepiece of the lights ceremony, it will be a charity single in aid of mental health charities. Find out more at www.barntheatre.org.uk.

Sat 2 Dec: Fairford and District Choral Society Concert at St Mary’s Church, Fairford, 7.30pm.  Along with professional soloists, they are performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass, as well as some shorter pieces. Wine and soft drinks available at the interval. Tickets £15 (£5 under 18s) from fairford.org/choralsociety or 01285 713681.

Wed 6 Dec: Cirencester Christmas Spectacular at the Parish Church, Market Place, 7pm.  The Church will host 500+  The Barn Theatre presents West End stars alongside amazing local talent for a truly stunning theatrical event. A wonderfully uplifting evening of Christmas entertainment for all ages. Tickets from £5barntheatre.org.uk.

Wed 6 Dec: 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

Sat 9 Dec: Table-Top Sale for the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble.  Helping the group to raise money for a tour to Germany in 2018. Ashcroft Church, Cirencester, 10.30-12pm. Lots of bargains! Please come along and support. Coriniumplayers.org.uk

Sat 9 Dec: Annual Christmas Light Switch 6pm at 7 Vale Road, Stratton, Cirencester. Come along! Main charity is Guide Dogs, but also Air Ambulance, The Willow Trust, Stratton Pre School, Stratton Scouts, and Salvation Army.  This year we’ve added Macmillan.

Sun 10 Dec: Concert: Aether Ensemble at RAU. Four vocal stars of the opera world, and acclaimed pianist Simon Lane, bring a seasonal selection of music to the Royal Agricultural University’s atmospheric chapel, with specially selected songs on an agricultural theme. It will start at 3.30pm with mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets cost £16 and are available from www.shop.rac.ac.uk/

Thur 14 Dec: Christmas Social at Ciren Belles. Open to all women in Ciren. Meet 3rd Thurs of month upstairs at Somewhere Else, 7.30 for 8pm.  Further info Rev Katie Richardson (revkatie@cirenparish.co.uk) or Vikki O’Keeffe (vikki.okeeffee@gmail.com) or call 01285 659317.

Fri 15 Dec: Cirencester Band playing at Christmas Cracker Concert, Parish Church, Cirencester, 2.30-4pm. Details from www.cirencesterband.org.uk.

Sun 17 Dec: The Cricklade Band Christmas Present at Cricklade Town Hall on at 7.30pm. Watch out for the posters and make sure of your tickets!

Wed 17 Jan:Talk: “Wildlife Experiences” by Malcolm Brownsword. The Upper Thames and Ridgeway National Trust Association meet at Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, SN6 7PQ  2:30 pm. Tea/Coffee and biscuits. Visitors welcome. £2 members, £3 visitors. Further info Bill Osborne. jandbozzy@gmail.com