At RAU Chapel on Thursday 2 November
Music to Die For at 7pm
Music and songs of remembrance,thanks and memories of loved ones. The beautiful melancholy music of requiems and sacred works Featuring the voices of Dodecantus, the wonderful saxophonist Patsy Gamble and other local singers and musicians ...with two stunning compositions by local composer Michael Castle - including the anthem especially composed for Abbey 900 - Laus sapientie divine
Tickets £12 and £8 available online from TicketSource on
OR Phone the Box Office 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee applies)
Phoenix Festival V!
Phoenix Festival V will wow the crowds with the finest and the best tribute acts you’ll probably ever see in the world!
In its fifth year, this much loved summer free festival will bring 2 Tone Ska and intergalactic Rock and Pop to the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August, with special guests, Los Palmas 6 and David Live.
a special ‘Abbey 900 Festival’ public lecture evening arranged by CAHS in conjunction with Cotswold Archaeology and by kind permission of Wildmoor Properties Ltd. Speakers will include Martin Watts and Tim Darvill (Cotswold Archaeology), Peter Grace (The Living Memory Historical Association) and Beth Hartland (Victoria County History) Free entry, booking not required.
Looking for something to do that's fun, great value, and a hit with the whole family? Look no further than Circus Funtasia on its first ever visit to Cirencester!!
Tickets and prices from www.circusfuntasia.co.uk or call 07706 168507 or buy on the door. Please check website for times of shows.
Bands in the Park 2017 starts its programme with Cirencester Band. Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park.
Cirencester Band is a non-contesting or community band providing entertainment for audiences and it's members. With players aged from 9 to 99," we play because we enjoy it and we hope you will enjoy listening to us".
Cirencester Band was founded in 1919 and has been entertaining audiences in and around the town for over 90 years.
The Bands in the Park programme is supported by Cirencester Community Development Trust.
Grab a blanket, gather family & friends and head down to St Michaels Park for a brilliant day for all. Be sure not to miss out!!
What will be there? Live music, Food & Vaults Bar area, Bouncy castle & Fairground rides, entertainment for kids, face paint, hair feathers, trade stalls, and much more. Our aim is to bring businesses, families and music together, in order to raise money for the Phoenix Festival 2017.
We are looking for sponsorship and people who would like stalls. Please get in touch with us and let us know if you can help in any way. Message or email email@example.com for a stall application form.
Voluntary Donations also gratefully accepted towards the The Phoenix Festival
The story of the girl that just wanted to be loved!
Set in the 1960s this is a vibrant musical with wonderful music, laughter and dance. Big Spender and The Rhythm of Life are the most well known songs.
Charity Hope Valentine works as a taxi dancer along with her friends, Nickie and Helene. She longs for love, but has bad luck with men, being robbed and pushed off Bow Bridge in Central Park by one ex-boyfriend.
After failing to find a new job through an employment agency, Charity meets shy Oscar Lindquist in a stuck elevator. They strike up a relationship, but Charity does not reveal what she does for a living. When she finally does tell Oscar, well you will have to wait and see.
Monday 1 May (Bank Holiday) 10am – 5pm
THE MARKET PLACE, Cirencester, GL7 2NW
Fleece Fair, celebrating Cirencester and the history of the wool trade. A Medieval Fair, dancing and entertainment with a modern twist on all things sheep and wool.
Maypole & Morris Dancing
Local Food and Drink
A BISHOP BLESSING A MEDIEVAL FLEECE FAIR
Wool Weaving and Spinning
May King & Queen Best Crown Competition
Traditional Children’s & Community Entertainment
JESSICA TURRELL AND MISUN WON
29 APRIL – 28 MAY
Two curated showcases of contemporary jewellery in our shop. Part of the Select Festival presented by SIT Select
"SIT Select celebrates diversity and always presents challenging inspiring work. The jewellers that I have chosen reflect this. Each works with widely differing materials – metal type, thread, enamel and digital technologies; each combines fine handcrafted skills and traditional metalwork techniques using silver and gold." Mary La Trobe-Bateman, Jewellery Showcase Curator
Misun Won shows an Oriental sensitivity to her designs by combining a depth of colour in red thread with the richness of fine metals.
Jessica Turrell presents a collection of finely crafted enamel jewellery to showcase at New Brewery Arts. Jessica creates work that moves away from traditional enamel practice in order to achieve a more ambiguous and expressive material quality. Her work has a tactile delicacy whilst making pieces that reward the wearer’s close attention with an intricate and detailed surface.
Curated by Mary La Trobe-Bateman in partnership with the Select Festival.
St. George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday!
There will always be an England, so let's celebrate English culture, music and dance, paired with the tasting of English red and white wine and blue cheeses for a perfect combination, all in the setting of the Royal Agricultural University's dining hall.
Truly English - With so many celebrated composers and poets locally and farther afield, like Shakespeare, Vaughan Williams, Holst there’s plenty of scope for a varied and interesting programme. Immerse all your senses in everything English.
Local Performers - Morris dancing? Not just any old dance group - we've got the only female Morris dance group in the world!
Making a Contribution – Everybody who buys a ticket will be directly helping local Gloucestershire charity The Wiggly Worm to feed a good, nutritious meal made to someone living in food poverty in Gloucestershire, which will make a huge difference to their day.
Sunday 23 April at Royal Agricultural University 6 – 9.30pm
RED WHITE and BLUE
Here we go again! It's Pancast's 4th Anniversary and this year we want you to get up and dance and party the night away!
We are lucky to have 3 of the bands that blew everyone away at the PHOENIX FESTIVAL 2015.
YOUNG VINTAGE are a young group with their own twist on all the hits!
MEMPHIS SUNDOGS play all the hits from the 50's, 60's and more!
And finally making their triumphant return to Cirencester THE LITTLE RED KINGS!
Along with Pav, Neil and friends it will be a night to remember. Tickets are just £10 each and available by emailing Pancast@live.com
Tickets for Any Questions on 7 April 2017 are available to collect from Visitor Information Centre at the Corinium Museum, Park St, or the Town Council Information office in Bingham House, Dyer St. Cirencester, or by post if you send a stamped addressed A5 size envelope to Abbey 900, 72 Cricklade St, Cirencester GL7 1JN with the number of tickets required (no more than 4 per booking – LATEST DATE FOR POSTAL BOOKINGS – 3 APRIL).
Charities are facing turbulent times as funding and donations are harder to get and recent scandals have affected public trust. Yet the social need for voluntary and community activity is greater than ever.
Exciting Opportunities for Young Volunteers at the Proposed New Ozone Café
Ozone Cirencester is looking for volunteers to help establish and run the new Ozone Café at Kingshill Skate Park in Cirencester.
After consulting with young people in the town, Ozone has decided to change the way youth services are provided to best meet the needs of the young people of Cirencester. The Ozone Youth Club, previously held at the Impact Centre in Lewis Lane has stopped and work has been focussed on the innovative idea of the Ozone Café. This has included forming the Ozone Youth Partnership.
The Ozone Café will be based at the skate park in Cirencester and will deliver youth services to young people as well as operating a café for young people and parents visiting the site. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn important life and work skills including customer service skills and retail skills; it is also hoped that accredited training will be offered, for example food hygiene and health and safety.
The recently formed Ozone Youth Partnership has been working to develop the idea into reality and includes representation from the Cirencester Town Council, Cirencester Community Development Trust, Cirencester College, The Churn Project and Decimal Skatestore.
Young volunteers are required, as well as adults and young adults who are willing to volunteer as assistants or mentors. Opening times of the café are yet to be confirmed and will be decided once volunteers have found, the aim is to open during the Easter School Holidays. It is hoped that the café will be open from March to October most days for a selected period of time. Saturday and Sundays will be the most important days for the café to open due to the increase in visitors at these times.
There are a number of volunteers’ options on offer including being part of a Youth Project Team, working alongside Clare Bartlett, Youth Support Officer and the Cirencester Town Council Team to establish the café working with the users of the skate park to ensure the services provided by the hub are what they require and helping to run the café.
Clare Bartlett, Youth Support Officer with Cirencester Town Council said “Having a permanent fixture at the skate park will enable us to engage with a wide range of young people and families.
The skate park is a flag ship for Cirencester and the one thing missing is a café, it would provide a service to visitors and help to stop anti social behaviour whilst providing valuable opportunities for young people in Cirencester to gain work based skills that they can use in the future. The idea is supported by Watermoor C of E School and the local Police team”.
If you are interested in any of the above positions or would like more information or an application form to volunteer, please contact Clare Bartlett by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ozone Youth Partnership will also be represented at the forthcoming Youth Market on the 22nd March and will be giving a presentation at Cirencester College on the 29th March. Application forms will be available at both these events and interviews will be held in April.
Volunteers for the café must be over 16 and be willing to attend relevant training to enable the hub to operate effectively. Volunteers for the Project Team must be over 13.
Regular updates and other useful information to support young people can be found via the Youth Partnership’s social media accounts; Twitter: @Ozoneciren and Facebook @Cirencester.Ozone.
xhibition and Artist in Residence - Cath Hodsman
This art exhibition celebrates the fascinating anatomy, diversity, colour, shape, form and importance of insects. Cath pays homage to these amazing mini-beasts by painting and sketching them using a scale that enables all to appreciate their beauty that is normally hidden from view. Cath Hodsman is one of the country's foremost natural-history artists. Her passion and specialism is painting and sketching insects. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see and purchase her original works in a unique solo show. A personal collection of insects will also be on show.
Cath will be based at the museum as our Artist in Residence for one week from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. Cath is superbly knowledgeable about insects (entomology) and the natural world as well as artistic techniques so drop by to see her work in practice, meet the artist and ask questions.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester on Saturday 25 March 2017
Starts at 7:30PM
Individual Ticket Price: £10.00 - £12.00*
Group Ticket Price: £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged by their families, an apartheid state and the British government.
Cost: £5.20 per adult, £5 concessions. Booking recommended: 01285 655611 / www.coriniummuseum.org
Brand new for 2017 - the Cirencester March Hare Festival is running a Cotswold Hare Trail, sending its famous hares further afield! This gives you a fantastic opportunity to explore the far corners of the Cotswolds in your search for the hares, visiting towns and villages you may never have visited before. Go off the beaten track and follow the hares on foot, by bike and public transport with special maps outlining a variety of short and long trails around the region.
This year the hares will be decorated by our amazing artists to celebrate the outstanding culture and heritage of the Cotswolds . From Chipping Camden in the North Cotswolds, to Chipping Sodbury in the South, via Chipping Norton in the East and Stroud in the West see if you can spot them. Find all the five foot hares in a prize winning event! This is some challenge!!
As if that wasn't enough many towns will also feature their own town trails and run hare themed events throughout the Festival. Maybe you will even bid to buy a hare at the October auction! Find out more by following the regular information on Trails and events on our website www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk and our social media sites. Also check out individual town websites. Watch out for the Cotswold Trail app unveiling in the Spring. This is a brilliant way to spend your time - fun, free and family friendly with every effort made to ensure accessibility at each hare location.
New Brewery Arts select work from Scotland’s premier open studios visual art and craft event
New Brewery Arts has a reputation for showing the best of contemporary craft from throughout the UK. This spring we are proud to partner Upland to bring exciting and beautiful new work from South West Scotland down to South West England.
Each year Upland selects up to 100 artists and makers from Dumfries and Galloway to take part in Spring Fling. Renowned for being Scotland’s premier open studios visual art and craft, Spring Fling enjoys a national and international reputation in a region which claims more artists per head than anywhere else in Scotland.
And from this extraordinary selection of artists and makers, New Brewery Arts with support from Holly Burton from the Crafts Council’s Learning & Talent Development Team has chosen 28 to showcase their work in the South West. These include printmakers, photographers, jewellers, ceramicists, blacksmiths, sculptors and textile designers.
Joanna Macaulay, Spring Fling, Upland’s Events and Exhibitions Manager, said:
"Dumfries and Galloway is an incredibly creative place and home to many remarkable artists and makers who love to live and work in a region of inspiring beauty and with strong artistic traditions. We are really looking forward to coming to the Cirencester and showcasing some of Scotland's superb contemporary visual art and craft for a new audience."
A partnership exhibition with Upland and Spring Fling