May 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 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

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

Tues 1 May: 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.

Tues 1 May: WONDERWORDSat the Central Community Centre, Swindon. 7:30pm.  Swindon's spoken and sung word extravaganza, returns to delight and entertain all. Bring your stories, songs, poems, anecdotes, music, comedy and other performances that celebrate the wonder of words, or just enjoy the performers. Tea/coffee/biscuits available. www.firesprings.org.uk

Wed 2 May:  (evening) CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS  From Bourton on the Water we follow the river Windrush skirting a lake before climbing to Clapton on the Hill. We then return across fields to Bourton where we can enjoy a drink beside the river. 4 miles. Donation to travel £3 Bob Scott 07807 936674. Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Wed 2 May: 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 5 May:  AQIVA is carrying out Amphitheatre visitor counts today. Volunteers welcome. Please contact Alison Horrocks at aqivasec@gmail.com.

Sat 5 May:  Sheep Street Air Raid Shelter Museum opens for new season.  It’s our 29th season, from 5th May to 6th October. We open on Saturdays (only) 10:30 am to 4:30pm. We expect visits from re-enactors throughout the season It’s free entry! We also open for private parties. Bill Irving. Living Memory Trustee. billhirving@gmail.com

Sat 5 May:  Gloucester Civic Charity Ball. Lakeside Suite, Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall , Upton St Leonards GL4 8ED. 7 for 7.30 till 12.30am. £37.50 pp from 01452 396572 and TIC Southgate St, Gloucester. Black Tie/Lounge Suits. Welcome drink, 3 course dinner, 4 Piece Band, Raffle & Auction. In aid of Footsteps Counselling and Teckels Animal Rehome.

Sat 5 to Sat 12 May:  Cirencester Operatic Society is producing Titanic the Musical. At the Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester. Tickets from cosproductions.org / 01285 654180 / VIC Museum.

Sat 5 May:  Cirencester Choral Society presents The Glories of Parry and Stanford, Choral and organ music marking the centenary of Parry’s death, inc. I was Glad and Blest Pairs of Sirens. Carleton Etherington conductor,David Whitehead organist. At 7:30, Cirencester Parish Church. Tickets £12.50,(Concs. £6/£3) Cirencester VIC, 01285 654180.

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday): CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS From Lechlade we take a level path beside the church of St Lawrence to St John’s Bridge. Walking along the riverbank we cross the Thames by a footbridge known as Bloomers Hole to Buscot Lock, we then continue following the river to Kelmscott passing close to the Manor.  6 miles.  Donation to travel £3. Dave & Sue O’Connell            01285 711115 OTD 07742  37338. Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday):  GIANT FLEAMARKET  10am – 4pm Bingham Hall, King Street, Ciren. Antiques, old books, china, glass, bric a brac, jewellery, furniture, cafe and cakes. Admission 50p Want to sell? Call 01594 822079 In aid of Gloucestershire FOE bee campaign - that busy worker vital to  pollinating all our fruit trees.

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday):  Fleece Fayre from 10am to 5pm. A community focused May Day celebration with live performances in the Market Place, West Market Place and Abbey Grounds inc. Live Music from the Ukey Dukes, May Pole and Morris Dancing, a Vintage & Makers Market, Cotswold Sheep Society Sheep & Wool Displays, Craft Workshops, Tractor Rides and much more. Town Council Offices 01285 655646.  www.cirencester.gov.uk

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday):  FAMILY PICNIC in Querns Wood, Cirencester, 12-2pm. Ronan’s Trust, “Being busy together”, provides support for those who have experienced a close family bereavement. Please come and join us. All ages welcome. Children’s activities. To book and for further info re parking etc, contact ronanstrust.org@gmail.com. 07757 710616. www.ronanstrust.org.

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday):  Large scale Charcoal drawing of still-life by Nike Pike at The Pavillion, Burford Road, Lechade. 1-3pm. Visitors £4. Refreshments. Info from Vedanti 01993 845732. Check website for any last minute changes. www.lechladeartsociety.co.uk.

Mon 7 May (Bank Holiday):  Cirencester Operatic Society is producing Titanic the Musical at the Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester. and is very kindly donating a percentage of this evening’s tickets to Macmillan Cirencester. Raffle and glass of Prosecco upon arrival included. Tickets from cosproductions.org / 01285 654180 / VIC Museum.

Wed 9 May – Sun 3 Jun: ‘The Rhythm of Nature’, Exhibition by Faisal Khouja and Laura Mirjami. “The Rhythm of Nature” will explore themes of flora, fauna and landscape through the painting print and craft of two artists, Faisal Khouja and Laura Mirjami.faisalkhouja.com/. Free Entry. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum    

Thur 10 May: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Corinium Cinema 7pm. Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? Cert: PG Run time: 1 hr. 47 min. £6.50 per adult, £5.50 conc. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum    

Fri 11 May:  Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards Dinner and Presentation. Kings Head Hotel 7pm. Tickets from cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Enqs Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk / 07896 297738.

Sun 13 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS The route starts at Haresfield Beacon with wonderful views over the Vale of Gloucester to South Wales beyond. Passing several sites of historical interest the walk continues through varied countryside to Standish Wood.  Several short reasonably steep climbs and a small number of stiles. 7 miles. Donation to travel £3.Chris & Kim Tye  01285 644350 OTD 07917 863513. Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Sun 13 May:Tea-Time Concert 3pm at Christ Church, New Market Road, Nailsworth GL6 0DQ. The Bristol Ensemble is joined by pianist Viv McLean for another performance of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.12, (chamber versions) alongside Maddalena Laura Sirmen's String Quartet in E. Tickets £10 on the door. www.bristolensemble.com 

Wed 16 May: (evening) CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS  Heading south from Shipton Moyne, we pick up the Fosse Way before joining the Palladian Way through Easton Grey, then back to Shipton Moyne and a drink.  4 miles.  Donation to travel £3. Jane Bell 07718 967299.  Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details http://www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Wed 16 & Thur 17 May: Gloucestershire Business Show at Cheltenham Racecourse 9.30-4pm. Celebrating, discussing and showcasing business in Gloucestershire; of all size and industry. Free entry for visitors.

Thur 17 May: 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.www.cirencesterchamber.org.uk. Chamber membership starts from £40 pa.  Queries to Claire Wardell Secretary info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk or call 07896 297738.

Thur 17 May:Stronger for Longer, a talk for SIDDINGTON with PRESTON WI.  Personal Trainer, Tim Bird returns to give us a talk with exercises and tips to help us all stay fit and live longer. Visitors and guests welcome. Raffle plus tea and biscuits. Meet 7.30pm, Community Room, Elizabeth Way, Siddington. Details  Ann 01285 641469.

Thur 17 May:Ciren Belles meeting. Speaker Elizabeth Brakespear-Jones on Children’s Centres. 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.

Thurs 17 May: Dominic Sandbrook – How British Culture Conquered the World. Evening Lecture, 7-8.30pm. Join author, TV presenter, lecturer and journalist, Dominic Sandbrook as he explores the remarkable story of Britain's popular culture in the last century. Britain may have lost an empire, but our cultural empire stands almost unrivalled. From the Beatles and the Stones to James Bond and Harry Potter, from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, from Agatha Christie and JRR Tolkien to Elton John and Simon Cowell, our popular culture is known and loved the world over. In fact no other country on Earth, relative to its size, has contributed more to the modern imagination. How did we do it? And what does all this say about us today? £7 per adult, £6 mbers. Booking recommended. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Fri 18 May: Charity Pairs Challenge. Cirencester Golf Club. Clubbing Together Team aim for another record in aid of Parkinson’s UK. Entry is £79 per pair which includes coffee and a two course meal.  For further information or to book please contact Alan at ajrm1000@gmail.comor golf@minchmike.plus.com

Sat 19 May: Come and Try Day at Bowmoor Sailing Club, Fairford, GL7 3DT. Come along to our final day this year and try dinghy sailing FOC between 10.30-3.30pm. Bring a change of clothing and a towel just in case! Sign up for a sail at www.bowmoor.co.uk .

Sat 19 May 16 Jun: Opening night of One Minute (From the writer of A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) at the Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. 7.30pm. By Simon Stephens; Directed by Iwan Lewis. Tickets from £14 from barntheatre.org.uk or call 01285 648240.

Sun 20 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS Walking between Miserden and Winstone going  into Miserden Park. Both the villages have interesting churches and we will have fine views across the Frome Valley. Some strenuous climbs at the start and finish.  5 miles. Donation to travel £3. Andrew Coles 01285 656974/  OTD 07967 151029.  Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Sun 20 May: TEXTILES, TEA AND TALES at Atelier 19, Cheltenham 3pmElegant fantasy with a hint of wild. Enjoy a delicious little feast including a glass of fizz; and thrill to Chloë’s story cabaret – Nightshade’s Tales sparkle with dangerous romance and dark humour. Ticket inc afternoon tea in vintage china + story cabaret + photography £29.50 pp. PLEASE BOOK BEFORE 12 May (for catering) at the Atelier or email jan@janknibbs.com

Mon 21 May: Cirencester Civic Society :- "Sir George Gilbert Scott" an illustrated talk by Jim Thompson -at 7.30pm in The Salvation Army Hall, Thomas Street, Cirencester. Visitors welcome £3.00pp. visit www.ccsoc.org.uk 

Wed 23 May: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 23 May: The Arts Society Corinium: "Versailles and the politics of Porcelain" an illustrated talk by Peter Le Rossignol at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church. Chesterton Lane, Cirencester. Free parking and refreshments- doors open at 6.45pmVisitors most welcome £7,00pp Visit www.theartssocietycorinium.org.uk for more details.

Thur 24 May:  Longfield fundraising committee is hosting a new fashion show company, Love Labels. Top quality fashion from superior high street shops, at bargain prices. There is a bar and a raffle. The venue is the football club at Kingshill, 7.00 for 7.30pm.  Tickets £5, from Longfield shop, Bishops Walk or call Christie on 07815 877451.

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

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

Fri 25 to Sun 27 May: Soroptimist International Cirencester 70th Anniversary Friendship Weekend. Includes Civic Reception, trip to Westonbirt Arboretum, Town Walk, Buffet and President’s Lunch at Rendcomb College with speaker, Baroness Fookes of Plymouth. Judith Wood, President: wood.judith@yahoo.co.uk 01285 652713

Sat 26 to Thur 31 May: A Wash With Colour. Art Exhibition by Carole Anne Ingram at Westonbirt Arboretum. Carole’s solo exhibition is in the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. 30% of all sales will be donated to the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. caroleaingram@hotmail.co.uk   caroleaingram.wix.com/artist

Sat 26 & Sun 27 May: Vegfest Bristol. High-flying Plant Based Athletes to Share Secrets to Success at Ashton Gate Stadium. Strongmen, cyclists, triathletes, ultramarathon runners, personal trainers and powerlifters at home of Bristol City football & rugby clubs. Plus Vegan Academy, Cookery Demos, 250 stalls, 18 caterers, pizzeria / bar, restaurant, live music, comedy, magicians and other entertainment in evenings.www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/tickets .

Sat 26 & Sun 27 May: Murder on the Orient Express Rural Cinema, 2.15pm. What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad. £5.60 pa, £4.80 conc. Booking recommended. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Sat 26 & Sun 27 MayHot Fuzz & Shaun of the Dead at Cotswold Airport Open-Air Cinema. People can book luxury beanbag or deckchair seats for prime viewing. Mouth-watering catering inc hog roast, hot jacket potatoes with various toppings and freshly cooked crepes with delicious fillings!  A well-stocked bar will serve soft and alcoholic refreshments. Overnight camping available. Book at www.cotswoldairport.com

Sun 27 May: 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.

Mon 28 May (Bank Holiday): CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS We walk via the Ridgeway to Waylands Smithy, Uffington Castle and the White Horse before dropping down to Woolstone and Compton Beauchamp and then it is a steady climb back to the Ridgeway. 8 miles. Donation to travel £4. Bob Scott 07807 936674.   Meet at Waterloo Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk.

Tues 29 May: Roman Abacus Children’s Workshop, 10:30-11:30am. Make this simple, but fascinating tool and learn how Roman children learned maths.   Hope we can ‘count on’ you to join us! You may be surprised in this age of technology that devices to make life a little easier have been around for thousands of years.  The abacus is not only practical for counting, but did you know that you can add or subtract complex numbers, and even multiply with this tool?  Your children will have the choice to make a simple device, or the more complex and versatile tool.  £5.50 per child, £5 mbers. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Tues 29 May: Roman Houses Discovery Zone, 11-12pm. What did Roman houses look like? What were the differences between wealthy and not so wealthy households? To find out, come and look at fascinating archaeological plans to find clues and handle real Roman building materials and other artefacts. Inc in admission. Free to mbers. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Wed 30 May: Pop-Up Roman Garden Family Drop-in, 10-11am. Make your own pop-up Roman garden at this creative event inspired by Roman gardens. The Romans loved gardens, and they planted them for use and for pleasure. Wealthy Romans had enclosed gardens for use as outdoor rooms, surrounded by colonnades and furnished with statues and fountains. Join us to colour, cut and construct your own miniature Roman garden. Suit 5+. £2.50 per child, £1.50 mbers. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum  

Wed 30 May: Green Man Family Drop-in, 2-3pmMake your own collaged Green Man face, using cut and coloured leaves, and natural greenery. The Green Man, or Jack-in-the-Green, is a symbol of rebirth. He may once have been a pagan fertility figure or nature spirit, but he is found carved in Christian churches as far back as the fifth century. Making your own version of his face is a good way to celebrate the summer holidays. Suit 5+. £2.50 per child, £1.50 mbers. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Wed 30 May:U3A Music Group meets 4th Wed of month at the Waterloo, 2.30-4.30pm. This month’s theme is Russia. Details from cate.luck@yahoo.co.uk, 01285 658021

Wed 30 May:JOE'S YARNSat Smokey Joe's, Bennington Street, Cheltenham. 7pm. You’ll find stories galore at Joe’s Yarns. Everyone is welcome whether you just want to listen or fancy sharing a story. We can guarantee there will be laughs, sighs and much much more. The clock’s ticking and that story you have hidden inside you wants to get out... Meets every last  Wednesday of the month.

Thurs 31 May: CIRENCESTER RAMBLERS(The Walk About Festival). From Eastleach we walk upstream along the River Leach to Akeman Street and back .  4.5 miles. Donation to travel £3. Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 /  OTD 07870 976315.  Meet at Travel Lodge, Cirencester at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  R A Dogs Only. Visitors welcome. Details cirencesterramblers.org.uk. 

Thur 31 May: Anglo-Saxon Shields Family Drop-in, 10-11am. Make your own Anglo-Saxon Shield at this exciting and arty drop-in event. The main defensive item of the Anglo-Saxon warrior was the shield. The Anglo-Saxon shield was made from wood and covered with leather or heavy cloth, with an iron boss in the centre. Some of the shields were beautifully decorated with ornate metal foils and studs or by painting. Create your own design and be just like an Anglo-Saxon warrior. Suit 5+. t: £2.50 per child, £1.50 mbers. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Thur 31 May: Mini Mosaics Children’s Workshop, 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+. Please enquire ref younger children.  £8 per child, £7 mbers.. Booking essential. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Thur 31 May: Inside Roman Buildings’ Discovery Zone, 11-12pmDrop in to this Handling Session and take an up close look at real Roman objects. Learn more about the engineering, decoration and artefacts that made up Roman homes in Corinium. Inc in admission. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Thur 31 May: Roman Military Evening Lecture with John Smith, 7-8.30pm. An evening lecture exploring the Roman Army and their campaign in Britain. Military historian John Smith will explore archaeological evidence of Roman military equipment through re-enactment and how this translates into creating a picture of the Roman soldier. John Smith has been involved in archaeology for 40 years and worked at two Roman Villas - Rockbourne, near Fordingbridge and Bignor in Sussex where he was Curator for 3 years. His special area is the Roman Army, particularly in the West Country. Thirty years ago he was one of the 'diggers' at Lake Farm, Wimborne - a Roman Legionary base. £7 pa, £6 mbers. Booking recommended. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. 01285 655611. www.coriniummuseum 

Sat 1 Jun: The Henry Bateman Band is performing at the atmospheric venue of the historic St. Mary's Church in Fairford. Special guests Bob Heath and Jim Bateman. 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets £10 each or £15 for two. It's pre-book only, so don't miss out, get yours from henrybatemanmusic@gmail.com or call  07522 766297

Sun 3 Jun: ‘Cotswold Way in a Day’. Would you like to take a stroll in the glorious Cotswold countryside whilst raising money for a local charity? Please join the Footsteps Counselling & Care team. 12 miles max pp. If interested, please email us at office@footstepscandc.org.uk. Details from Rotary@Kingsholm, www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs.

Mon 4 Jun: AGM at The Pavillion, Burford Road, Lechade. 1-3pm. Refreshments. Info from Vedanti 01993 845732. Check website for any last minute changes. www.lechladeartsociety.co.uk

Sat 9 Jun: Southrop Village Fete from 1pm. Stalls inc Splat The Rat, Kids’ Lucky Dip and Coconut Shy, plus ARCHERY and LAND ZORBING ARENA -  a hit with both children AND grown-ups! Fun DOG SHOW - Scruffiest Dog, Waggiest Tail etc. Tea and cakes in Village Hall, Pimm's and local ales in the Beer Tent and a delicious BBQ.

Sun 17 Jun:  From 2-5pm, four gardens open on Somerford Road, Cirencester (next to Elm Grove Care Home) in aid of Cirencester Housing for Young People and MIND.  Tickets £5 available on the gate and from CHYP Charity Shop, 20 The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PP. Tel: 01285 655223. Teas, raffle and plant stall at 44 Somerford Road.

Sun 24 Jun: Macmillan. The Plant Fair & Open Gardens Day at Oakwood Farm, Minety. If you can bake a cake for us please contact Rosemary Elphick  gelphick@talktalk.net or 01285 652914.

Fri 29 Jun to Sun 2 July.  Minety Music Festival - Charity fundraising for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Combat Stress and Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospice.  Lineup of 40 bands include  ‘That 80s Rock Show', Bon Giovi, Neville Staple (from the Specials) & Chesney Hawkes.  Kidszone free (inc in ticket price), free camping.  3 bars and lots of different types of food.

Sat 21 Jul: Macmillan Cirencester Summer Supper Quiz is at Watermoor Church Hall, 7.30pm. £10.50 inc quiche and salad supper. Bar & raffle. Tickets and info from Rosemary Elphick, gelphick@talktalk.net or 01285 652914 or Jenny Jarvis on 07917 037960.

 Sat 25 and Sun 26 Aug: Sixth Phoenix Music Festival in Abbey Grounds, Cirencester. Special guest tribute bands Arrival (Abba) and Flash (Queen). Food and drink tents, Stalls, Activities for children and adults. Entry FREE

Fri 24-Tues 28 Aug:  Lechlade Art Society (LAS) ANNUAL ART EXHIBTION at The Pavillion, Burford Road, Lechade. Info from Vedanti 01993 845732. Check website for any last minute changes. www.lechladeartsociety.co.uk