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 15.00 to 18.00. 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 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 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 

Wed 2 Jan: Winter Beast Books Children’s Workshop with Volly Evalds 10.30-12pm. Create an encyclopaedia of real and imaginary winter beasts, inspired by our local fauna and your own imagination. Using a series of drawing and calligraphy techniques, you will create your own book to take home.  £8 per child, £7 mbers. Booking essential. Suit 6+. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 3 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Bourton on the Water to Greystones Nature Reserve and Lower Slaughter.  4.3 miles.  Travel £3.  Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / OTD 07927 384340. Meet Travel Lodge, Cirencester 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk.   

Thur 3 Jan: Mini Mosaics Children’s Workshop with James Harris 10.30--12pm. Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum looking for inspiration from the museum’s Roman mosaic collections. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.  Suit 8+.  £8 per child, £7 mbers. Booking essential. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 3 Jan: Winter Stories Storytelling with Volly Evalds 12.30-1.30pm. Join us to hear the adventures of Snow Queens, Ice Bears and Magic Mittens, in winter tales from many lands.  £3 per child, £2.50 mbers. Booking essential. Suit 4+.  Please enquire about younger children. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Fri 4 Jan: QUIZ at Probus Club of Cirencester, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com

Sun 6 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS  From Seven Springs to Devil’s Chimney, using the Cotswold Way, back through Ullenwood and Coberley. Fine views over Cheltenham. 6.5 miles. Travel £2. Phil Gearing 01285 851855 / OTD 07593 522772. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Wed 9 Jan: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Launch 6-8pm at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester College, Stroud 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.

Thur 10 Jan: Meeting on Bus Service Cuts in Cirencester. Notice of Cirencester Action for Buses’ report meeting to representatives of Community Groups and interested parties at 19:00 in the offices of the Churn Project 14-16 The Waterloo Cirencester GL7 2PY . David Prewett CAB dprewett@hotmail.com.

Thur 10 Jan: Swimming with Men Corinium Cinema 7pm. A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronized swimming team. Cert: 12A. Run time: 1 hr. 37 min. £6.50 pa, £5.50 conc. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Fri 11 Jan:The Life and Songs of Victoria Wood”, at Probus Club of Cirencester, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com

Fri 11 Jan: “Limestones Living Legacies - A Back from the Brink Project”, an illustrated talk by Jen Gilbert (Butterfly Conservation) for the Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society, 7.30pm, Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester (seewww.glosnats.org/diary for directions). Members free, Visitors £1. Refreshments. Contact Ken Cservenka on 01285 656480.

Sun 13 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Sheepscombe past Far End through Ebworth Plantations and Slade Bottom to Foston's Ash House.  Then to Overtown Farm, Overtown, and Cranham Common and back to Sheepscombe around the southern edge of Saltridge Wood.  6 miles. Travel £3.  Kathryn & Steve Meredith  01285 859165 / OTD 07502 281184. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk.  

Wed 16 Jan 2019: Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk “Moscow to St. Petersburg by Boat”. The Speaker is John Farrow. The talk will be held at The Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, SN6 7PQ at 2:30 pm. £3 members, £4 visitors. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be served. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com

Thur 17 Jan: Prehistory: A Story of Stone, Bone and Pottery, Afternoon workshop with James Harris, 2-3.30pm. A lecture and handling workshop using fabulous prehistoric tools and pottery. Learn to identify objects from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Find out what the greatest ever human invention was. £7 pa, £6 mbers. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 17 Jan:  Talk on Teenage Cancer Trust with SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI. John Plant is joining us in January to tell us about his work for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Visitors and guests welcome. Bring  and buy, proceeds going to The Cobalt Breast Cancer Unit. Tea and biscuits plus a raffle. At the Elizabeth Way Community Room Siddington at  7.30pm.  Contact Ann 01285 641469 for more info.

Fri 18 Jan: Fact or Fiction – The Art of Writing a Thriller. With local author Glenn Salter, alias chartered surveyor, Simon Fairfax . Hosted by Cirencester Business Breakfast Club, 8-9.30am at Jesse Smiths, Love Lane, Ciren GL7 1YG. (Tea, coffee and breakfast available from 7.45am) Tickets £12 on arrival. Book in by messaging Lynn Hilditch 07715 567802 or email businessclubs@gremian.co.uk. See facebook.com/CirencesterBusinessClub.

Fri 18 Jan: AGM at Probus Club of Cirencester, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com

Fri 18 Jan: Volunteer with Citizens Advice. Information Session at our Cirencester Office, 2-3 The Mews, Cricklade Street, GL7 1HY. 10.30-12.30pm. Come along to find out how you can make a real difference to your local community.   We have a number of volunteering opportunities within our dynamic team. For more info re volunteering and to apply go to  www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk. 

Sun 20 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Bibury following the River Coln to Coln St Aldwyns, then a refreshment stop by the village green (village café nearby).  Returning to Bibury on The Salt Way. 6.5 miles. Travel £2. Alan & Linda Cook 01285 861603 / OTD 07927 384340. Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Sun 20 Jan: Bristol Ensemble Tea-Time Concert at 3 pm. Schubert: Trout Quintet D.667. Vaughan Williams: Andante from Piano Quintet in C major.  The virtuoso pianist Viv McLean joins principals from the Bristol Ensemble to kick start the new year with a chamber recital of Schubert’s well-loved and characterful Trout Quintet. It is paired with the romantic, melodic Andante from Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet. At Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0DQ. Tickets £10 on the door.

Thur 24 Jan: Stratton Probus Club.  New members are welcome to join us for coffee at 9.45am followed by a talk entitled ”An A-Z of the USA” by Paul Willerton.  We meet at the Cirencester Golf Club (Cheltenham Road, GL7 7BH).   For further information please contact Paul Collins on 01285 653293.

Thur 24 Jan: AQIVA (Friends of Amphitheatre, Querns Woods & Four Acre Field) Meeting (Committee meet 4th Thursday each month) 7pm, at Chesterton Primary School. If interested, contact Alison, aqivasec@gmail.com 01285 651765.

Fri 25 Jan:Around the world with the Blue Water Rally” at Probus Club of Cirencester, the retired man’s oasis of calm!  Meets 10am, Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Coffee and a speaker. All welcome. Contact Malcolm Lewis 01285 644110 lewismalc26@gmail.com

Sat 26 Jan: Cirencester Repair Café session 10:30 - 1 pm @ The Bothy, 12 Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1QX. Contact: Bob Irving, 01285 650281 or email: repaircafeciren@gmail.com.

Sun 27 Jan: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Chedworth past the church to Pancake Hill, returning through Greenhill Farm and the Monarchs Way.  5.3 miles. Travel £2. Marian Preston 01285 654904 / OTD 07854 179541.  Meet Waterloo Car Park 9.15am for 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk

Sun 27 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 30 Jan: Spotlight on the Orpheus Mosaic, Gallery Talk with Emma Stuart, 2.30-3pm. The Orpheus Mosaic represents one of Britain’s finest examples from Roman Britain. Hear about the design, unusual archaeology and the eventual rescue of this impressive mosaic. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal. £3 pa, £2.50 mbers. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Wed 30 Jan: La Traviata, Royal Opera House LIVE Opera, Corinium Cinema, 6.45pm. From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. £17 pa, £15 mbers. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Thur 31 Jan: Evening Lecture with Dr Caroline Morris, From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey. 7-8.30pm. Henry VIII’s glove, Jane Austen’s Table, Sir Edward Elgar’s glasses – biographically significant objects like these have been displayed for centuries. Today, there are hundreds of museums and historic houses across the country dedicated to celebrated figures and filled with their possessions. Dr Caroline Morris will share her research on biographical objects with a brief history of their display; describing the influences upon the development of the modern biographical museum from the medieval reliquary and the Renaissance wunderkammer to Romanticism and the Arts & Crafts movement. £7 pa, £6 mbers. Booking recommended. 01285 655611. coriniummuseum.org

Mon 11 Feb: Upper Thames & Ridgeway National Trust Association Talk/Performance “Thomas Hardy - Wessex Man”. The Speakers/Performers are Vera Hughes and David Weller, Chester House Productions. To be held at the Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YE, at 2:30pm. £3 members, £4 visitors including Tea/Coffee and Biscuits. Details: jandbozzy@gmail.com