March 2018 What's On Listings

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.

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

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

Ongoing to 15 Apr: Opening night of The Secret Garden, a Musical, at the Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. 7.30pm. Music by Lucy Simon; Directed by Dominic Shaw. Tues-Sat 7.30 / Thurs 2.30 / Sun 12.30 & 5.30. Tickets £14 from 01285 648240 or

Ongoing till 20 May: Lucienne Day: Living Design. Exhibition celebrates her life and work as one of the most influential designers of the post-war generation, in a sequence of photographs, alongside her iconic textile designs, at New Brewery Arts Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm. Free Entry. New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, GL7 1JH

Mon 2 Apr: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From the attractive town of Broadway, in a loop climbing up past Broadway Tower and back to Broadway.   Travel donation £4.  5 miles.  Sarah Miller 07956 861346. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. 

Mon 2 to Sun 8 Apr:  AQIVA - Amphitheatre Visitor Count - w/c 2nd April. If you can help / volunteer, call or email Alison Horrocks, Secretary – AQIVA, 01285 659628 or

Mon 2 Apr:  Line and wash demonstration by Colin Palmer at The Pavillion, Burford Road, Lechlade. 1-3pm. Visitors £4. Refreshments. Info from Vedanti 01993 845732. Check website for any last minute changes.

Tues 3 Apr: Roman Games Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger 10.30-11.30am. Ever wonder how Romano-British children passed the time? Put down those gaming devices and come along to make an authentic Roman game that will entertain for hours. £5.50 per child, £5 STHs. Booking required. Suit 6+. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611.

Wed 4 Apr: Mini Mosaics Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart 10.30-12pm. Learn the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home. All materials and instruction provided. £7.75 per child, £6.75 STHs. Booking essential. Suit 8+.  Please enquire about younger children.

Wed 4 Apr: 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

Thur 5 Apr: ‘Trouble at the Museum!’ Special Family Event with Tracey Corderoy 10.30-12pm. Interactive reading from her books by author of Hubble Bubble and Shifty McGifty.  Create your own invention or book marks to take home. Book signing after. £5.50 per child £5 STHs. booking essential. Suit 6-10 years.

Fri 6 Apr: Spring Coffee Morning for Probus Club of Cirencester at Watermoor Church Hall. Wives, partners and visitors welcome. Tea & coffee from 9.45am. Speaker Mike Beacon, trustee, talking about Abbeyfield Society from 10.30am. Enqs  Full details at or follow us on Facebook.

Fri 6 Apr: Roman Draw Children’s Workshop with James Harris 10-11am. Join James to draw amazing artefacts from the secret museum store. Materials will be provided This is a relaxed, fun and friendly workshop with gentle guidance if needed. £5.50 per child. £5 STHs. Booking essential. Suit 8+.

Sun 8 Apr: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Hailes Abbey we go to Didbrook before climbing up to Stumps Cross, then on to Farmcote.  5 miles. Travel donation £3. Andy Dearing, 07930 520506.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. 

Sun 8 Apr: Spring Colours Open Garden at Highnam Court in aid of the Pied Piper Appeal. Come and enjoy the beautiful Spring Open Gardens at Highnam Court, GL2 8DP, after Easter. Enjoy the spring flowers and the delicious homemade cakes and refreshments on sale.In the Orangery. 11-4pm.  £5 pp, children free.

Sun 8 Apr: Andoversford Races.Home to the Cotswold Point-to-Point races. A great family day out. The Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual is the centrepiece, and plays to the heritage of a race that now concludes the Cheltenham Festival. Gates open 11am. First race noon. Contact: Peter McNeile 07850 091523.

Mon 9 Apr: Prehistoric Tools  Discovery Zone with Heather Dawson 11-12.30pm. This discovery zone will give visitors the rare opportunity to handle real prehistoric tools found in the Cotswold and learn how they would have been used. Included in admission

Tues 10 Apr: Printmaking Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart 10.30-12pm. Using the collections for inspiration, create your own series of prints using a variety of techniques. Creative messy fun! All materials and instruction provided. £7.75 per child, £6.75 STHs. Booking essential.

Wed 11 Apr: Medieval Spring Beasts Children’s Workshop with Valija Evalds , 10.30-11.30am. Medieval monks made encyclopaedias of animals and birds, both real and mythical. Make a spring bestiary to take home. £5.50 per child, £5 STHs. Suit 8+. Ask ref younger children.

Wed 11 Apr: 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. Register at Membership from £40 per annum.  Enqs Claire Wardell Secretary / 07896 297738.

Thur 12 Apr: Heraldic Designs Family Drop-in with Valija Evalds 10-11am. Medieval people made colourful "brands" for their families, using animals, mottos and symbols. Join us to create your own heraldic design to take home. £2.50 per child, £1.50 STHs. Suit 3+.

Thur 12 Apr: Military Tombstones in Roman Britain Afternoon Talk with Heather Dawson, 2-3pm. Military tombstones can provide a great insight in to the lives of the buried and the practices of the Roman army. We will decipher the inscriptions and iconography to reveal their fascinating stories. £6.75 per adult, £5.75 STHs.

Fri 13 Apr: Talk. Probus Club of Cirencester at Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Tea & coffee from 9.45am. Speaker talking about Dyson Design Process from 10.30am. Enqs  Details or follow us on Facebook.

Fri 13 Apr: Family Film Friday 11am. Each school holiday Corinium Museum will be selecting a film for families to enjoy. Film titles are released 4-6 weeks in advance, see £5.20 pa, £2.50 child. Booking recommended

Sat 14 Apr: Jumble Sale. Winnie’s Warriors are holding a jumble sale at Watermoor Church Hall 10-12pm in aid of Relay for Life (Cancer Research). There will be a face painter, teas & coffees and a raffle. Details

Sat 14 Apr: Cricklade Band Spring Table-Top Sale at Cricklade Town Hall, 11-1pm. A friendly event and terrific tea and cake too! The band funds all it does.  Table-Top sellers £6. Call Val 01793 750516 to book. Set-up from 10am.  Stalls inc Band’s famous home-made cakes, tea, coffee, games of chance and raffle. If you want to join the band, talk to us at Table-Top.

Sun 15 Apr:Cirencester Bowls Club Opening of the Greenfor the Summer Season. 3pm. First bowl by John Light, Wilts and Glos.Standard Columnist. Come and see the club.  All welcome. Enqs. 01285 643620 / 07840401754

Sun 15 Apr:Tea-time Concert on Sunday 3:00 pm in Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0DQ.  Bristol Ensemble perform two piano trios. Tickets £10 on the door. Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor Op.17. Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. Op.49.  

Mon 16 Apr: "Royal Agricultural University- Innovation Hub" a talk by one of the staff about this new project. At the Salvation Army hall, Thomas Street at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3.00pp. Please see Cirencester Civic Society

Thur 19 Apr: 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 pa.  Queries to Claire Wardell Secretary or call 07896 297738.

Thur 19 Apr:UTRNTA Talk: “Antiques and Treen”. Speaker Jim Bischoff of Kidson-Trigg, auctioneers. Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth SN6 7PQ. 2:30pm. Visitors welcome. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served. £2 members, £3 visitors Details:

Thur 19 Apr:Ciren Belles meeting. Speaker Jan Sparrow. Open to all women in Ciren. Meet 3rd Thurs of month upstairs at Somewhere Else, 7.30 for 8pm.  Further info Rev Katie Richardson ( or Vikki O’Keeffe ( or call 01285 659317.

Thur 19 Apr:Quaint and Quirky Gloucestershire, a talk for SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI  Another popular talk by Angela Panrucker. With slides to illustrate the unusual sights she has seen around our county. Visitors and guests welcome. Raffle plus tea and biscuits. Meet 7.30pm, Community Room, Elizabeth Way, Sidd. Details  Ann 01285 641469.

Fri 20 Apr: Talk. Probus Club of Cirencester at Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Tea & coffee from 9.45am. Speaker talking about Global Warming – Fact or Fiction from 10.30am. Enqs  Details or follow us on Facebook.

Fri 20 Apr: Martin Lytton and Enclosure at Cheltenham Poetry Festival.  5pm.  The story revolves around the fortunes of 3 women living in an enclosed Britain, after Brexit where any contact or trade with the outside world is forbidden and illegal. Part myth, part thriller, part warning, Enclosure examines the cost of the government’s ethos ‘better together, better alone’.

Sat 21 Apr: CAT SHOW (championship), Cricklade Town Hall, High St, 12.30-4pm. Pedigree and non-pedigree cats, good food/refreshments, auction (not cats!), lots of stalls, raffle. Something for everyone – not only cat-lovers. Don’t miss this show, it’s fun! Adults £2.00, (concs £1.00). Enqs 01945 780027.

Sat 21 Apr: Spring Concert by Cirencester Philharmonia Orchestra in Bingham Hall, Ciren.  Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Saint Saens and Jeremiah Clarke. Director and Conductor Ian Higginson; Leader Emily Thomas. Tickets £10pp / £8 concs. from the Museum Information Centre and on door, or call 01285 654180.

Sat 21 Apr: Concert. A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, sung in English by Fairford and District Choral Society plus professional soprano and baritone soloists, at St Mary’s Church, Fairford. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £15pp, £5 under 18s, from 01285 713681/713313. More details at

Sun 22 Apr: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Kingscote to Hazelcote, then a steep uphill into Horsley, returning via Binley Farm.  5 miles. Travel donation £3.  Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / OD 07927 384340. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. 

Tue 24 Apr: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS A mainly flat walk through the Water Park. We can drive the short distance to the Bakers Arms after. 5 miles. Travel donation £2. John & Pat Bookwood.  01285 860407 / OD 07803 707843. R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome.  Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester 9.15am for 9.30am start. 

Wed 25 Apr: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.

Wed 25 Apr:U3A Music Group meets 4th Wed of month at the Waterloo, 2.30-4.30pm. This month’s theme is Trees. Details from, 01285 658021

Wed 25 Apr: "The art of William Hogarth" an illustrated talk by Sarah Stopford at The Baptist Church Chesterton Lane Cirencester at 7.30pm. Free refreshments and carparking from 6.45pm Visitors welcome £7.00pp. For more information about the Arts Society Corinium visit

Thur 26 Apr: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (4th Thursday evening each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. If interested, contact Alison, 01285 651765.

Thur 26 Apr: ‘The Fire Court’ and the Great Fire of London Evening Lecture with Andrew Taylor 7-8.30pm. An historical thriller and continuation of ‘The Ashes of London’, set during and just after the Great Fire of 1666 in Restoration England. Andrew Taylor is an award winning author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy. £6.75 pa, £5.75 STHs. Booking recommended.

Fri 27 Apr: Talk. Probus Club of Cirencester at Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Tea & coffee from 9.45am. Our Clubs’ ex-RAF members reminisce on 100 Years of RAF from 10.30am. Enqs or follow us on Facebook.

Sun 29 Apr: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Bledington we walk to Lower Oddington circling Lower Oddington Ashes (a wood), then Lower Oddington and part on Oxfordshire Way.  7 miles.  Travel donation £4.  Contact: Marian Preston, 01285 6549/OD 7854 17954. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. 

Sun 29 Apr: Table Top / Car Boot Sale for Stratton Playgroup at Stratton Village Hall 10-12pm. Toys, clothes, local crafts, DVDs, cakes, hot drinks and much more. Please come along and support our fundraising activities to benefit the children and their facilities. FREE ENTRY! To book a stall/car boot at £5, call Sally Thomas 07811

Sun 29 Apr: 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.