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Cirencester Dance Club offers a range of dance classes to suit everyone from the age of three-and-a-half to 65, including a new ballet class solely for boys. The club continues to develop its identity, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment for its members and not just for attainment of examination passes and medals.  All classes are held at the Bingham Hall in Cirencester. For more information on the club or any of its classes, contact Jennifer Gaden on 01285 642812 or 07713 044702, email info@cirendanceclub.co.uk or visit the website…
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Monthly meetings on Saturdays for deaf children up to the age of eight. For more information contact jenny.hopkins@glosdeaf.org.uk
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Established in 1979, this is a friendly club for scuba diving and snorkelling for the people of Cirencester and the surrounding towns and villages. The club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the UK's leading dive club and the sport's national governing body. Training follows the BSAC diver training and development programme and leads to internationally recognised diving qualifications. Members learn the very best dive and snorkel techniques or advance their existing diver qualifications, and join in club trips to coastal and inland dive…
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Help group meets 1st Wednesday of each month at St Peter's lounge, St Peter's Court, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. Contact Pat Ayres on 01285 770385.
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Meets at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester, at 2.30pm on first Tuesday of the month (except January, August & December) with monthly demonstrators. Visitors welcome. Contact secretary Tricia Lewis on 01285 711335 or email rodneylew@aol.com
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Campaigns on environmental issues, raises funds and has fun! Meets at the Friends Meeting House, Thomas Street, Cirencester, on 1st Tuesday of month at 8pm. Contact Bob on 01285 650281.
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Charity for road safety and advanced driving, affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Meets at Daglingworth Village Hall 1st Wednesday of the month (except August) at 7.30pm. Speakers on all topics. All welcome.
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Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at Mulberry Court, Kingshill Meadow, Cirencester, from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Warm and comfortable with loop systems. Tea & biscuits. Phone Gloucestershire Deaf Association on 01452 372999 to register interest. 
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The club was established in 1986 and plays and trains at Deer Park Secondary School in Cirencester. It is now one the largest hockey clubs in South Gloucestershire, fielding a total of seven adult league teams in addition to Vets and mixed teams, along with more than 250 junior players. There are currently four men's teams and three women's teams, to cater for all levels. Cirencester is a very friendly, social hockey club and welcomes new members of all levels of playing ability. To find out more about men's…
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Cirencester Judo Club has been in existence since 1974 and has over 50 registered members, both seniors and juniors. The club meets on Wednesday (8-13yrs 6-7.30pm and 14yrs+ 7.45-9.15pm) and Friday (12+yrs 7.30-9.15pm) at the Cotswold Leisure Centre, Old Tetbury Road, Cirencester. Cirencester Judo Club is a member of the British Judo Association (BJA) and its staff are all trained and registered with the BJA, first aid trained and are DBS checked. The club is run on a voluntary, non-profit-making basis. For more information, contact Steve Evans on 0786…
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Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at The Talbot, Victoria Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Dee or Chris on 0845 8332793
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Concerts by visiting male voice choirs have always been a sell-out in Cirencester, but until recently, the town never had a choir of its own. In 2009, Phil Kerton set about correcting this anomaly, and on December 12, 2009 – a mere three months after he began recruiting – 12 men made their first formal appearance as Cirencester Male Voice Choir. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength, growing in numbers, with a membership ranging in age from 16 to 85 and over. The choir…
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Cirencester Operatic Society (COS) has been producing quality shows since 1952. Two fully staged shows are produced each year, with talented performers and a top-class orchestra. The shows are staged in The Barn Theatre (formerly known as the Phoenix Centre) in Beeches Road, Cirencester. The society is always eager to welcome new members on and off stage. We hold auditions for all the principal roles of a show and for new chorus members. For more information about the society, email cirencesteroperaticsociety@hotmail.co.uk or visit the website at www.cirencesteroperaticsociety.co.uk
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Cirencester Parish Hand Bell Ringers were formed in 1990, after the bells had been refurbished the year before. The group has performed in a wide variety of venues, including churches, local clubs, care and nursing homes, shopping malls and even a private house. As members of Hand Bell Ringers of Great Britain, South West Region, the group has attended many rallies and concerts across the region and in 2009 performed at the national rally at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. Our repertoire is wide and we are…
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The Bothy, Cirencester Park, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1UR    Contact 01285 653225 or visit www.cirencesterpolo.co.uk
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A friendly, versatile orchestra based in Cirencester, we usually perform two concerts each year in the Cotswold area from a varied repertoire. We rehearse for about eight weeks prior to each concert on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester GL7 1NE. Our conductor is Ian Higginson, who is currently musical director for the University of Gloucestershire. We are delighted that the world-famous pianist Martin Roscoe has agreed to be patron of the orchestra. We extend a warm welcome to new members and string players are…
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Cirencester Ramblers is part of the Gloucestershire Area Ramblers and covers the south-east of the county between Northleach, Tetbury, Stroud and Lechlade, although some of our walks take us outside of this area. Since the group's foundation in 1974, the aim has been to encourage people to explore this attractive area of the Cotswolds and Thames Valley and meet new friends.  Walks are arranged most Sundays, between four and 10 miles in length, in our locality and in neighbouring countryside. There are occasional away weekends and other…
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Cirencester Round Table is not a secret society, there are no strange handshakes and it certainly isn’t a stuffy old club. It is a group of young men who regularly gather together to have fun, organise great events and raise some money for charity. The Round Table is a great way to meet new, like-minded people, bringing together a wide variety of men from across Cirencester and the local area. Throughout the year we arrange a host of great events and tours which give us a chance to…
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We welcome new players of all ages. Boys and girls join the youth section from age six to 18. Youth teams coach and play on Sunday mornings at 10am from the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in May.  We have teams from U7s to U19s, as well as U15s and U18s girls. Boys and girls play tag from age 6-8, followed by minis’ contact rugby in the U9 age group. Full pitch rugby is played from U13s upwards. We also have a girls’…
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The society's objective is to spread the understanding of science, especially in schools in the Cirencester area. It arranges a series of 10 lectures during each academic year, on a varied selection of topics. Talks are intended to appeal to a wide range of interests and levels of scientific background, conducted in an open and friendly atmosphere. The society also organises visits to various places including factories, power stations, wildlife reserves and musuems, always with special attraction for people interested in science and technology. For further information, visit…
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Meets Wednesdays 8pm-10pm at the Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester. Contact Val on 01285 860660.
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This very friendly club has been going over 25 years and meets every Monday in the common room of The Waterloo Flats, The Waterloo, Cirencester, from 7pm to 9.45pm. Members are of all ages and abilities but the club would welcome players of all standards. To make club nights more interesting, there are several competitions including a round robin and a knockout with a handicap system, in order to give everyone a fair chance. Members attend Scrabble tournaments all over the country and the club also helps to…
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Based at Cotswold Leisure Centre in Tetbury Road, Cirencester, the club caters for juniors, beginners and seniors. Groups are as follows: Squids - from five years, stroke development in training pool. Sealions - main pool, stroke development and skills for 45 minutes. Dolphins - main pool, twice a week, train for one hour. Phoenix - train four times a week, competitive county & regional swimmers.   For more information on the club, email admin@cirencesterswimmingclub.co.uk or visit www.cirencesterswimmingclub.co.uk
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This is an English Table Tennis Association premier club and is Club Mark registered. All matches and coaching sessions are held in the main gym at Deer Park School, Cirencester, and the club also has access to the smaller gym next to it. The club runs 1 Star and 2 Star competitions through the year on a Sunday which are attended by junior players from around the South West. Junior teams are also entered into various county competitions. Intensive coaching sessions run by local and national coaches give…
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Since 1995 the courts have been in the beautiful setting of Cirencester Park, near the cricket club, and the club has seven all-weather hard tennis courts, four with floodlights. The club has a membership of 300 people of all ages and abilities and all standards of tennis are catered for with coaching groups for beginners and improvers and club sessions throughout the week for everybody. There are times when courts are block-booked for club sessions, coaching sessions and league matches – but at all other times they…
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Founded over 100 years ago, Cirencester Town currently has almost 400 junior players and has been formally recognised for its work as a community club. In 2002, the club's new home, The Corinium Stadium, was opened on the edge of Cirencester, with three full-size pitches and four other junior pitches meaning the first team, juniors and ladies could be based on a single site. In 2006 the club, which is owned by its members, achieved the coveted Charter Standard Community Club status, the most widely recognised standard…
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Held weekly at Chipping Campden Baptist Church on Mondays from 10am to 12.30pm. A coffee and refreshments venue for visitors, locals, mums & toddlers - everyone is welcome. Someone is always available to chat with you, or simply chat with your friends or make new friends. 
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Combe WI meets in the Reading Room on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm.
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The club meets every Tuesday from 8pm-11pm at Cotswold Leisure in Tetbury Road, Cirencester. Seven teams of seniors and juniors are fielded in the Swindon and Gloucester leagues, but the club also has a number of members who just come along for the fun of it. The club is always interested in new players of all ages. For more information, call 01285 659114
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We are an unaccompanied a cappella mixed voice community choir - and we meet at the Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm.   Contact Sophie on 01453 298138 or email sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/coriniumcommunitychoir  
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The Corinium Cycling Club is based in Cirencester and is focused on promoting challenging and enjoyable cycling for all levels of ability, within a supportive and friendly environment. The club offers year-round social and competitive cycling events to all adults and families in the Cirencester area. Corinium Cycling Club was formed in 1977 and whilst it tries to be competitive in its racing, the fun element is actively encouraged. Club activities include time trialling, road racing, cyclo-cross, social riding and social events. Visit the club website at www.coriniumcc.co.uk for…
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Meets on 4th Wednesday of month at Deer Park School, Cirencester, 6.45pm for 7.30pm. Visitors most welcome £5. Contact John Tiffney 01285 652483 or Judy Little 01453 884683.
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Corinium Squares is a square dance club formed in 1989 following a visit to Cirencester’s Twin Town of Itzehoe, near Hamburg. The club celebrated its 25th birthday in January 2014. The club has a membership of around 80 and usually dances four squares or so at its weekly meetings. The club has grown steadily over the years, having a membership peak of over 100 in 2008. It meets on Thursday evenings in St Peter's Church Hall, St Peter's Road, Cirencester GL7 1RG and at village halls in Kemble,…
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Cotswold Allrunners was founded in March 2009 when a group of 20 runners had been meeting regularly through the winter at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and it was decided the area was ready for a new running club. The club has steadily grown since and now has more than 100 members. The Cotswold Allrunners' support team has also grown, and now comprises three fully qualified UK Athletics coaches, four qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, and several very experienced runners who are always looking after…
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Established in 1990, the Cotswold Arcadians is a theatre group that stages a large-scale Shakespearean production in the Cotswolds each year.  The 2015 production is Richard III, which will be staged at Hatherop Castle School, near Cirencester, from Monday, July 20, to Saturday, July 25. Visit the Arcadians' website at www.arcadians.org for more information.
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Cotswold Volunteers was launched in Cirencester in 1961 as a means of providing assistance with shopping and gardening for the elderly and frail who did not have any family locally. The service went from strength to strength and by 1972, two further services were introduced - a befriending service and a volunteer car scheme and the transport side of the charity was further augmented by a Dial-a-Ride service. These services were further extended to Tetbury and Fairford and the charity has continued to grow significantly, introducing a…
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Come and join us and dance your way to fitness! We start with warm-up exercises to music to get the blood pumping, followed by a short dance routine - salsa, jive, showtime, a different style each week. No dance experience necessary, the idea is to exercise in a fun way. Exercises are given at different levels to suit different abilities. We end with stretching, floor work and some Pilates for toning different parts of the body, then cool down. We’re very welcoming and usually have coffee together after class. Venue (term-time…
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The club's home is at Broadleaze, Poulton Road, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire GL7 5QX Call 01793 750414 or visit the website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/downampneyfc
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This very active and thriving club meets at Ebrington Village Hall, near Chipping Campden. The club offers a varied programme of garden visits and talks on garden-related topics, as well as holding spring and summer shows. Contact Tony Boyse on 01386 593302 or email tony@ebrington.com
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The Stroud branch of the Embroiderers' Guild welcomes anyone interested in stitch, no matter your level of skill. We are a friendly group with a common love of embroidery, textiles and textile art, and anything to do with stitching. Stroud is a thriving and busy branch with monthly meetings and workshops, along with involvement in exhibitions, festivals and visits. Stroud branch is part of the South West region of the Embroiderers' Guild. For more information, visit the branch website at www.stroudinstitches.moonfruit.com
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Bowling takes place throughout the week, with regular competitive bowling on weekdays (am and pm) with most friendly matches on weekend afternoons. Outdoor bowling takes place from April to September with men’s and ladies competitions and mixed friendly matches. Indoor bowls runs from October to March with men’s and ladies competitions, a mixed internal league (afternoons and evenings) and friendly matches. Free coaching for beginners is offered on the club's indoor rinks. The club is situated in East End, Fairford. For more information, call 01285 712214 or 01367 252040 or…
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Based at Farmor's School, Fairford, the club teaches junior Martial Arts, Adult Tae Kwon-Do and over-16s Self Defence classes on a weekly basis. Sessions take place on Friday evenings in the main dining hall - 6.30pm Junior Martial Arts; 7.30pm Adult Tae Kwan-Do; 8.30pm Over-16s Self Defence. Regular free community training sessions are also held. For more information, call 07977 560086 or visit www.combinedselfdefence.co.uk
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The WI has gone from strength to strength over the past year, growing from an average attendance of about 16 to over 30. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and normally has a guest speaker on each occasion with very diverse topics. Liz Johnson and Lucille Jones organise monthly walks, daytime or evening, depending on the time of year, and these always include a pub stop for lunch or supper. Whilst these sure footed ladies are WI members,…
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We are a club that practises karate in a traditional Japanese way, which promotes the health and fitness of body and mind. Karate instils discipline, the feeling of worth and respect, but most of all it's about making new friends, having fun and keeping fit. The club is open to anyone - boy, girl, man or woman, young or old. The first lesson is free so everyone can give karate a try. Classes are held at Brimscombe C of E Primary School on Fridays from 5.30pm-6.45pm. For more information,…
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Based in Nailsworth, Forest Green Rovers are the longest-serving members of the Conference Premier. The club was founded in 1889 as Forest Green by the local Nonconformist church minister. The club would go on to become founder members of the Mid Gloucestershire League in 1894.  In 1926 Rovers home ground, the Lawn Ground, was officially enclosed and a decade later the committee members at the club bought the field for £120 at an auction. In 1968 Forest Green were founder members of the Gloucestershire County League where they…
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Meets every Friday evening at Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester, for two hours of social badminton. New members welcome. Contact Tony 01285 650311.
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Friends of Winchcombe is a group aiming to support and promote initiatives which enhance the town for its residents, businesses and visitors, and challenge those measures which may threaten its special qualities. A newsletter, Winchcombe Issues, is published three times a year and informs of matters presently being discussed and dealt with. Copies are distributed to all households in Winchcombe, Greet and Gretton. For details, contact the secretary John Markwick on 01242 602499 or email johnmarkwick@btinternet.com
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Frocester Cricket Club is one of the top cricket clubs in Gloucestershire, fielding five teams on a Saturday, with the 1st and 2nd X1s playing in the top division of the West of England Premier League. The 3rd X1 play in Division 2 of the Gloucestershire County League, whilst the 4th and 5th X1s play in the Stroud League.  With two delightful cricket grounds, Pounds Close and St Peters, playing or watching cricket at Frocester is always enjoyable. The enviable youth structure consists of three U11 teams, two…
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For details, visit www.gfhs.org.uk/  
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Meets Wednesdays 10.15am-11.30am, Congregational Rooms, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact J Green 01451 824141. 
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Fifteen clubs make up the Gloucestershire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, including a number from right across the Cotswolds. With an age range from 10 to 26, YFCs are open to anyone in the county of age who has an interest in the countryside. The clubs are self-led organisations that vary greatly in their composition and character, but they are there to entertain and educate their members. Typically this would be a calendar of social, educational, fundraising and competitive events operating at club, county, South West area…
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Saturdays 10.30am at Great Rissington Social Club (and Wednesdays 6.30pm in the summer). Contact Michael Ebelthite on 01451 824161 or Niall McIntosh on 01451 870221
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Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5QH. Contact Janet Rutter (president) on 01242 602298, email info@greetwi.org or visit www.greetwi.org  
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Happenstance is a mixed Border Morris side dancing to live music. We are based in Winchcombe. Mixed Border welcomes both men and women of all ages as dancers and musicians. We meet at Winchcombe Abbey Primary School every Thursday night in the winter months (October-April) between 7.30pm and 9pm then repair to a local hostelry. In the summer months we 'dance out'. If you are interested in joining as a dancer, musician or supporter please contact Cressida Pryor on 01242 604120 or 07791 004649, or email zenziallink@hotmail.com You…
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Mondays 2.30-4pm Baptist Church Hall, Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water. Contact Sarah Clifton-Gord on 01285 623450.
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The scheme is part of Heartstart UK an initiative from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that teaches people from the Stroud area emergency first aid and life saving skills such as CPR for free. For further information, call 07811 408785, email heartstartstroudvalleys@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.community.stroud.gov.uk
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Every year, Hook Norton Film Society screens 14 films on Saturday nights in the Memorial Hall, Chapel Street, between September and May. Each film is preceded by a candlelit supper cooked by members. We have two pot luck supper evenings where all members provide a dish and a Charity Night when members pay to raise funds for worthwhile causes. Doors open at 6.45pm for refreshments and the film starts at approximately 8pm. We use top of the range projection and sound equipment, provide comfortable seating, and good…
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Hook Norton Harriers is a running association made up of people of all ages and abilities who simply enjoy running. We meet in Hook Norton on a Tuesday evening at 7pm and in Chipping Norton on a Thursday evening at 7pm. For more information visit www.hooknortonharriers.org.uk
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Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September until May at the Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, at 7.30pm. Refreshments are served prior to each meeting from 7.15pm. Membership costs £10 per person. Non-members are more than welcome at just £2 per meeting. For more information visit www.hook-norton.org.uk/groups/hook-norton-local-history-group
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We meet at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, and do all kinds of patchworks and quilting. We have informal meetings with a teaching session on the first Tuesday from 2pm-4pm and a friendly 'sit and sew' on the third Tuesday, with occasional all-day sessions and workshops. Contact Joan Warner 01242 602363
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This ladies' choir, currently about 20 strong, holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Winchcombe Guide Hall, Hailes Street, with occasional public performances, mostly in local venues. Our repertoire is varied, including folk song arrangements, songs from the shows and sacred pieces. New members are always welcome. For more details, contact John Blenkinsopp at j.blenkinsopp@care4free.net
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Kingham Singers is a mixed choir of about 25 members. Rehearsals are held at the Methodist Chapel at Churchill, near Kingham, on Wednesdays from 7pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Linda Sale (rchrd_sale@yahoo.com)  
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Meets alternate Wednesdays at 8pm, Coach & Horses, Longborough, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Carlin on 07769 646996 or email fenhill33@yahoo.co.uk  
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Led by Memory Clubs UK with West Oxfordshire District Council, Lights Up is a free arts-based memory club for people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers. The club meets at Highlands, 73 Burford Road, Chipping Norton OX7 5EE on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 10.30am-12.30pm. Refreshments are available and the club is wheelchair accessible. Contact Val on 01451 810637 for more details.
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Mondays 7.30-8.30pm Royal British Legion Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water. Contact Anne Harris on 07713 500688 or visit www.heroesandvillains.com
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2.30pm Thursdays in Mickleton, 2.30pm Fridays in Willersey. Contact Mrs Lesley Allen 01386 438537
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Langston Terrace, Little Compton, near Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0SG  Secretary Sue Grantham 01608 642859
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Wednesdays 6.30pm children & families, 7.30pm teens & adults.  Venue: Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact 07517 437300
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Contact Ian Wigmore at ian.wigmore@tiscali.co.uk
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Training night Thursdays. Over-16s welcome. Contact Richard Lewis on 01386 841408. www.pitchero.com/clubs/mickletonrangersfootballclub/
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Senior football club currently running two sides in Stroud League divisions 1 and 3. Home games are played at Stuart Playing Field, Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton, near Stroud, on Saturday afternoons. To find out more about the club, visit the website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/minchinhamptonrdsfootballclub
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Support for people with mental health difficulties. Contact Di Taylor 01608 645296.
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MJ-UK Music and Arts is a production company that runs voluntary youth and community projects alongside professionals. The Cirencester-based project, run by renowned opera singer Maria Jagusz, has made a name for itself by putting together musical productions over two weeks in August, with performances at the Bingham Hall. MJ-UK's aim is to produce musicals, operas and concerts to very high standards, giving students and young adults the opportunity to learn new roles and repertoire and to gain invaluable experience in performing. Maria specialises in coaching youngsters hoping…
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The school, based at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings, welcomes you to the concept of Karate. Our students learn more than just how to kick and punch. They learn self-discipline, etiquette and respect. Our classes are taught in a relaxed but disciplined manner and are great for both children and adults alike. The varied workouts (line work, bag work, Kata and sparring) are both rewarding and stimulating. For more information contact John on 01608 643903 or 07984 791866.
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The society was founded in 1982 to promote the study of local history within Moreton-in-Marsh and the surrounding district, a countryside steeped in history. Since its inception the society, with an average membership of 100, has carried out a programme of talks and visits, concentrating, as far as possible, on local villages and towns and the people who lived in them. The committee has published two books, as well as a quarterly magazine (now sadly discontinued).  Arrangements are under way for the society’s archives to be scanned so…
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Contact kenburder@tiscali.co.uk
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Based in London Road, Moreton, the first team plays in Gloucestershire Northern Senior 1 and reserves in Stratford Alliance Division 1. For more information, visit www.moretonrangersfc.com
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Meets 1st Thursday afternoon of the month at the WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Trish 01608 651367
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Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at the WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Jo 01608 650821
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Meets every Tuesday at Redesdale Hall, Moreton, 7.45pm, September to April. Contact Mike Rees on 01608 650825.
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We are an outdoor lawn bowls club based in Redesdale Place, Moreton-in-Marsh, and have approximately 100 playing and social members. We play friendly matches Ladies, Gents and Mixed matches against other clubs in our area at weekends and during the week.  We also have an outdoor Wednesday afternoon internal league in addition to playing in the North Cotswold League. Some of our members also enter Inter-club and County and National competitions. New members at all levels of ability are always welcome. www.moretoninmarshbowlsclub.co.uk  
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Based at a lovely ground in Batsford Road, the team plays in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League on Saturdays. www.moretoninmarsh.play-cricket.com
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Our meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, excluding August and December, at Broadwell Village Hall, Broadwell, near Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0TL. Membership costs just £35 per year. Visitors are also very welcome to join us at our meetings, and the entrance fee for them is £4.50. Tea/coffee served from 7pm. Contact Mrs N Dickinson on 01451 832199, email j.a.dickinson@virgin.net or visit www.tcandsw.org.uk/moreton-in-marsh.html
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This club, which meets on the second Wednesday of the month, provides meetings, outings, holidays, dancing, rambling and social activities for local people of retirement age. However, due to its popularity, we are over-subscribed and there is a waiting list. New members are welcome to join our ramblers held on Fridays throughout the year.  For more information, contact club secretary Helen Hancox on 01608 650972. 
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Information, support and regular social events for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Local support line 0800 111 4311.
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The society was formed in 1952 from an existing WI group and its first production was a comedy, Fiddlers’ Elbow.  Since then, at least two full-length plays have been presented each year at the Nailsworth Town Hall. One-act plays have also been entered into drama festivals across Gloucestershire with considerable success. We also boast a travelling variety group, The Strollers, who perform at the request of various organisations. For more information, visit the website at www.nailsworthdramaticsociety.com
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We are a friendly and enthusiastic brass band based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. We are a community band, playing at a wide range of venues from summer parades to regional competitions. The main band is available for year-round bookings. We can also provide a reduced band or a five-piece band to suit smaller functions. The main band practises every Monday evening from 7.15pm in our bandroom in the centre of Nailsworth. We also have a thriving training band which continues to supply us with talented new musicians and a…
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Contact Barbara Steiner on 01451 850897 or email info@nauntonmusic.org.uk
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Meets in the Village Hall on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact 01451 850475. 
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Children are never too young to learn martial arts and Ninja Tots & Ninja Kids runs classes in the south Cotswolds for children aged from two up to 11. The classes, which are held at a number of locations including in Cirencester and Stroud, teach children good behaviour, manners, teamwork, ambition, confidence and dedication, whilst giving them a chance to keep fit and have fun. The fun and educational programme helps to build confidence and develop essential skills, with three age-appropriate curriculums: Ninja Nippers run from aged two to…
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NOOG is an organic gardening group based in Chipping Norton. It was formed in 1992 by a group of local gardeners who wanted to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to demonstrate that organic gardening is a viable alternative. Our membership is made up of novice and experienced, amateur and professional gardeners, all with an interest in gardening and growing food without chemicals. We are affiliated to, and act as a local group for Garden Organic (formerly The Henry Doubleday Research Association), who have a…
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Founded in 1969 the aims of the North Cotswold Arts Association are the fostering, promoting and enjoyment of the Arts. We are a lively and friendly art group who are interested in all the visual arts. Anyone with a love of developing their knowledge and skills is welcome, whether professional or beginner. We have regular monthly meetings at Broadwell Village Hall, near Stow-on-the-Wold, where we hold demonstrations, talks and practical session. We also run workshops at very competitive prices, covering watercolours, mixed media, acrylics, mosaics, pastel and oils. Members…
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We are a collection of individuals who share a common interest - beekeeping. The club caters for beginners and experts alike and we always welcome new members. We can help you get set up and advise on suitable sites to keep your bees. The members all keep bees in the North Cotswold region of Gloucestershire and hold monthly meetings normally on a Wednesday at 7:30pm in Adlestrop Village Hall during the winter months. We are regularly in contact with farmers and landowners who wish to house bees on…
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Email chair@northcotswoldcamra.org.uk or visit www.northcotswoldcamra.org.uk
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The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is one of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, our repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances, and has sung alongside soloists of international stature including Nancy Argenta, Catherine Bott, Jennifer Smith and James Gilchrist. Rehearsals…
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North Cotswold Community Radio (NCCR) broadcasts a selection of music, local news stories and programmes relevant to the local community. For more information, visit www.northcotswoldonline.com/
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Secretary Fiona Barnett 01608 650217. Contact david.brown1945@blueyonder.co.uk
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Red Foodbank vouchers can be exchanged at the following places Moreton-in-Marsh Congregational Church, Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Bourton-on-the-Water Baptist Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm Cotswold Christian Centre, Gretton Road, Winchcombe, Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-12.30pm Chipping Campden Baptist Church, Fridays 12.30pm-1.30pm Manager Rhian Morgan. For more information call 07879 375562 or email info@northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk
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Aligned with Age UK, the group meets for a chat and a raffle followed by a speaker or something similar. Other activities include summer and Christmas dinners, afternoon tea events, outings and holidays, concerts and show visits, regular pub lunches and members join with Moreton-in-Marsh Interest and Leisure Club walks on Fridays. For more information, contact Age UK customer relations on 0800 169 87 87 or email contactageuk@ageuk.org.uk
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Monthly meetings on various topics held at Winchcombe Library, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5PZ  Contact Chris Adamson on 01242 680469 or Sylvia Hughes on 01242 673788, email sylviahughes58@hotmail.com 
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Cirencester Dance Club offers a range of dance classes to suit everyone from the age of three-and-a-half to 65, including a new ballet class solely for boys. The club continues to develop its identity, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment for its members and not just for attainment of examination passes and medals.  All classes are held at the Bingham Hall in Cirencester. For more information on the club or any of its classes, contact Jennifer Gaden on 01285 642812 or 07713 044702, email info@cirendanceclub.co.uk or visit the website…
Monthly meetings on Saturdays for deaf children up to the age of eight. For more information contact jenny.hopkins@glosdeaf.org.uk
Established in 1979, this is a friendly club for scuba diving and snorkelling for the people of Cirencester and the surrounding towns and villages. The club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the UK's leading dive club and the sport's national governing body. Training follows the BSAC diver training and development programme and leads to internationally recognised diving qualifications. Members learn the very best dive and snorkel techniques or advance their existing diver qualifications, and join in club trips to coastal and inland dive…
Help group meets 1st Wednesday of each month at St Peter's lounge, St Peter's Court, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. Contact Pat Ayres on 01285 770385.
Meets at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester, at 2.30pm on first Tuesday of the month (except January, August & December) with monthly demonstrators. Visitors welcome. Contact secretary Tricia Lewis on 01285 711335 or email rodneylew@aol.com
Campaigns on environmental issues, raises funds and has fun! Meets at the Friends Meeting House, Thomas Street, Cirencester, on 1st Tuesday of month at 8pm. Contact Bob on 01285 650281.
Charity for road safety and advanced driving, affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Meets at Daglingworth Village Hall 1st Wednesday of the month (except August) at 7.30pm. Speakers on all topics. All welcome.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at Mulberry Court, Kingshill Meadow, Cirencester, from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Warm and comfortable with loop systems. Tea & biscuits. Phone Gloucestershire Deaf Association on 01452 372999 to register interest. 
The club was established in 1986 and plays and trains at Deer Park Secondary School in Cirencester. It is now one the largest hockey clubs in South Gloucestershire, fielding a total of seven adult league teams in addition to Vets and mixed teams, along with more than 250 junior players. There are currently four men's teams and three women's teams, to cater for all levels. Cirencester is a very friendly, social hockey club and welcomes new members of all levels of playing ability. To find out more about men's…
Cirencester Judo Club has been in existence since 1974 and has over 50 registered members, both seniors and juniors. The club meets on Wednesday (8-13yrs 6-7.30pm and 14yrs+ 7.45-9.15pm) and Friday (12+yrs 7.30-9.15pm) at the Cotswold Leisure Centre, Old Tetbury Road, Cirencester. Cirencester Judo Club is a member of the British Judo Association (BJA) and its staff are all trained and registered with the BJA, first aid trained and are DBS checked. The club is run on a voluntary, non-profit-making basis. For more information, contact Steve Evans on 0786…
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at The Talbot, Victoria Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Dee or Chris on 0845 8332793
Concerts by visiting male voice choirs have always been a sell-out in Cirencester, but until recently, the town never had a choir of its own. In 2009, Phil Kerton set about correcting this anomaly, and on December 12, 2009 – a mere three months after he began recruiting – 12 men made their first formal appearance as Cirencester Male Voice Choir. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength, growing in numbers, with a membership ranging in age from 16 to 85 and over. The choir…
Cirencester Operatic Society (COS) has been producing quality shows since 1952. Two fully staged shows are produced each year, with talented performers and a top-class orchestra. The shows are staged in The Barn Theatre (formerly known as the Phoenix Centre) in Beeches Road, Cirencester. The society is always eager to welcome new members on and off stage. We hold auditions for all the principal roles of a show and for new chorus members. For more information about the society, email cirencesteroperaticsociety@hotmail.co.uk or visit the website at www.cirencesteroperaticsociety.co.uk
Cirencester Parish Hand Bell Ringers were formed in 1990, after the bells had been refurbished the year before. The group has performed in a wide variety of venues, including churches, local clubs, care and nursing homes, shopping malls and even a private house. As members of Hand Bell Ringers of Great Britain, South West Region, the group has attended many rallies and concerts across the region and in 2009 performed at the national rally at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. Our repertoire is wide and we are…
The Bothy, Cirencester Park, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1UR    Contact 01285 653225 or visit www.cirencesterpolo.co.uk
A friendly, versatile orchestra based in Cirencester, we usually perform two concerts each year in the Cotswold area from a varied repertoire. We rehearse for about eight weeks prior to each concert on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester GL7 1NE. Our conductor is Ian Higginson, who is currently musical director for the University of Gloucestershire. We are delighted that the world-famous pianist Martin Roscoe has agreed to be patron of the orchestra. We extend a warm welcome to new members and string players are…
Cirencester Ramblers is part of the Gloucestershire Area Ramblers and covers the south-east of the county between Northleach, Tetbury, Stroud and Lechlade, although some of our walks take us outside of this area. Since the group's foundation in 1974, the aim has been to encourage people to explore this attractive area of the Cotswolds and Thames Valley and meet new friends.  Walks are arranged most Sundays, between four and 10 miles in length, in our locality and in neighbouring countryside. There are occasional away weekends and other…
Cirencester Round Table is not a secret society, there are no strange handshakes and it certainly isn’t a stuffy old club. It is a group of young men who regularly gather together to have fun, organise great events and raise some money for charity. The Round Table is a great way to meet new, like-minded people, bringing together a wide variety of men from across Cirencester and the local area. Throughout the year we arrange a host of great events and tours which give us a chance to…
We welcome new players of all ages. Boys and girls join the youth section from age six to 18. Youth teams coach and play on Sunday mornings at 10am from the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in May.  We have teams from U7s to U19s, as well as U15s and U18s girls. Boys and girls play tag from age 6-8, followed by minis’ contact rugby in the U9 age group. Full pitch rugby is played from U13s upwards. We also have a girls’…
The society's objective is to spread the understanding of science, especially in schools in the Cirencester area. It arranges a series of 10 lectures during each academic year, on a varied selection of topics. Talks are intended to appeal to a wide range of interests and levels of scientific background, conducted in an open and friendly atmosphere. The society also organises visits to various places including factories, power stations, wildlife reserves and musuems, always with special attraction for people interested in science and technology. For further information, visit…
Meets Wednesdays 8pm-10pm at the Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester. Contact Val on 01285 860660.
This very friendly club has been going over 25 years and meets every Monday in the common room of The Waterloo Flats, The Waterloo, Cirencester, from 7pm to 9.45pm. Members are of all ages and abilities but the club would welcome players of all standards. To make club nights more interesting, there are several competitions including a round robin and a knockout with a handicap system, in order to give everyone a fair chance. Members attend Scrabble tournaments all over the country and the club also helps to…
Based at Cotswold Leisure Centre in Tetbury Road, Cirencester, the club caters for juniors, beginners and seniors. Groups are as follows: Squids - from five years, stroke development in training pool. Sealions - main pool, stroke development and skills for 45 minutes. Dolphins - main pool, twice a week, train for one hour. Phoenix - train four times a week, competitive county & regional swimmers.   For more information on the club, email admin@cirencesterswimmingclub.co.uk or visit www.cirencesterswimmingclub.co.uk
This is an English Table Tennis Association premier club and is Club Mark registered. All matches and coaching sessions are held in the main gym at Deer Park School, Cirencester, and the club also has access to the smaller gym next to it. The club runs 1 Star and 2 Star competitions through the year on a Sunday which are attended by junior players from around the South West. Junior teams are also entered into various county competitions. Intensive coaching sessions run by local and national coaches give…
Since 1995 the courts have been in the beautiful setting of Cirencester Park, near the cricket club, and the club has seven all-weather hard tennis courts, four with floodlights. The club has a membership of 300 people of all ages and abilities and all standards of tennis are catered for with coaching groups for beginners and improvers and club sessions throughout the week for everybody. There are times when courts are block-booked for club sessions, coaching sessions and league matches – but at all other times they…
Founded over 100 years ago, Cirencester Town currently has almost 400 junior players and has been formally recognised for its work as a community club. In 2002, the club's new home, The Corinium Stadium, was opened on the edge of Cirencester, with three full-size pitches and four other junior pitches meaning the first team, juniors and ladies could be based on a single site. In 2006 the club, which is owned by its members, achieved the coveted Charter Standard Community Club status, the most widely recognised standard…
Held weekly at Chipping Campden Baptist Church on Mondays from 10am to 12.30pm. A coffee and refreshments venue for visitors, locals, mums & toddlers - everyone is welcome. Someone is always available to chat with you, or simply chat with your friends or make new friends. 
Combe WI meets in the Reading Room on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm.
The club meets every Tuesday from 8pm-11pm at Cotswold Leisure in Tetbury Road, Cirencester. Seven teams of seniors and juniors are fielded in the Swindon and Gloucester leagues, but the club also has a number of members who just come along for the fun of it. The club is always interested in new players of all ages. For more information, call 01285 659114
We are an unaccompanied a cappella mixed voice community choir - and we meet at the Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm-9pm.   Contact Sophie on 01453 298138 or email sophie@sophiesterckx.co.uk or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/coriniumcommunitychoir  
The Corinium Cycling Club is based in Cirencester and is focused on promoting challenging and enjoyable cycling for all levels of ability, within a supportive and friendly environment. The club offers year-round social and competitive cycling events to all adults and families in the Cirencester area. Corinium Cycling Club was formed in 1977 and whilst it tries to be competitive in its racing, the fun element is actively encouraged. Club activities include time trialling, road racing, cyclo-cross, social riding and social events. Visit the club website at www.coriniumcc.co.uk for…
Meets on 4th Wednesday of month at Deer Park School, Cirencester, 6.45pm for 7.30pm. Visitors most welcome £5. Contact John Tiffney 01285 652483 or Judy Little 01453 884683.
Corinium Squares is a square dance club formed in 1989 following a visit to Cirencester’s Twin Town of Itzehoe, near Hamburg. The club celebrated its 25th birthday in January 2014. The club has a membership of around 80 and usually dances four squares or so at its weekly meetings. The club has grown steadily over the years, having a membership peak of over 100 in 2008. It meets on Thursday evenings in St Peter's Church Hall, St Peter's Road, Cirencester GL7 1RG and at village halls in Kemble,…
Cotswold Allrunners was founded in March 2009 when a group of 20 runners had been meeting regularly through the winter at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and it was decided the area was ready for a new running club. The club has steadily grown since and now has more than 100 members. The Cotswold Allrunners' support team has also grown, and now comprises three fully qualified UK Athletics coaches, four qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, and several very experienced runners who are always looking after…
Established in 1990, the Cotswold Arcadians is a theatre group that stages a large-scale Shakespearean production in the Cotswolds each year.  The 2015 production is Richard III, which will be staged at Hatherop Castle School, near Cirencester, from Monday, July 20, to Saturday, July 25. Visit the Arcadians' website at www.arcadians.org for more information.
Cotswold Volunteers was launched in Cirencester in 1961 as a means of providing assistance with shopping and gardening for the elderly and frail who did not have any family locally. The service went from strength to strength and by 1972, two further services were introduced - a befriending service and a volunteer car scheme and the transport side of the charity was further augmented by a Dial-a-Ride service. These services were further extended to Tetbury and Fairford and the charity has continued to grow significantly, introducing a…
Come and join us and dance your way to fitness! We start with warm-up exercises to music to get the blood pumping, followed by a short dance routine - salsa, jive, showtime, a different style each week. No dance experience necessary, the idea is to exercise in a fun way. Exercises are given at different levels to suit different abilities. We end with stretching, floor work and some Pilates for toning different parts of the body, then cool down. We’re very welcoming and usually have coffee together after class. Venue (term-time…
The club's home is at Broadleaze, Poulton Road, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire GL7 5QX Call 01793 750414 or visit the website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/downampneyfc
This very active and thriving club meets at Ebrington Village Hall, near Chipping Campden. The club offers a varied programme of garden visits and talks on garden-related topics, as well as holding spring and summer shows. Contact Tony Boyse on 01386 593302 or email tony@ebrington.com
The Stroud branch of the Embroiderers' Guild welcomes anyone interested in stitch, no matter your level of skill. We are a friendly group with a common love of embroidery, textiles and textile art, and anything to do with stitching. Stroud is a thriving and busy branch with monthly meetings and workshops, along with involvement in exhibitions, festivals and visits. Stroud branch is part of the South West region of the Embroiderers' Guild. For more information, visit the branch website at www.stroudinstitches.moonfruit.com
Bowling takes place throughout the week, with regular competitive bowling on weekdays (am and pm) with most friendly matches on weekend afternoons. Outdoor bowling takes place from April to September with men’s and ladies competitions and mixed friendly matches. Indoor bowls runs from October to March with men’s and ladies competitions, a mixed internal league (afternoons and evenings) and friendly matches. Free coaching for beginners is offered on the club's indoor rinks. The club is situated in East End, Fairford. For more information, call 01285 712214 or 01367 252040 or…
Based at Farmor's School, Fairford, the club teaches junior Martial Arts, Adult Tae Kwon-Do and over-16s Self Defence classes on a weekly basis. Sessions take place on Friday evenings in the main dining hall - 6.30pm Junior Martial Arts; 7.30pm Adult Tae Kwan-Do; 8.30pm Over-16s Self Defence. Regular free community training sessions are also held. For more information, call 07977 560086 or visit www.combinedselfdefence.co.uk
The WI has gone from strength to strength over the past year, growing from an average attendance of about 16 to over 30. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and normally has a guest speaker on each occasion with very diverse topics. Liz Johnson and Lucille Jones organise monthly walks, daytime or evening, depending on the time of year, and these always include a pub stop for lunch or supper. Whilst these sure footed ladies are WI members,…
We are a club that practises karate in a traditional Japanese way, which promotes the health and fitness of body and mind. Karate instils discipline, the feeling of worth and respect, but most of all it's about making new friends, having fun and keeping fit. The club is open to anyone - boy, girl, man or woman, young or old. The first lesson is free so everyone can give karate a try. Classes are held at Brimscombe C of E Primary School on Fridays from 5.30pm-6.45pm. For more information,…
Based in Nailsworth, Forest Green Rovers are the longest-serving members of the Conference Premier. The club was founded in 1889 as Forest Green by the local Nonconformist church minister. The club would go on to become founder members of the Mid Gloucestershire League in 1894.  In 1926 Rovers home ground, the Lawn Ground, was officially enclosed and a decade later the committee members at the club bought the field for £120 at an auction. In 1968 Forest Green were founder members of the Gloucestershire County League where they…
Meets every Friday evening at Cotswold Leisure Centre, Cirencester, for two hours of social badminton. New members welcome. Contact Tony 01285 650311.
Friends of Winchcombe is a group aiming to support and promote initiatives which enhance the town for its residents, businesses and visitors, and challenge those measures which may threaten its special qualities. A newsletter, Winchcombe Issues, is published three times a year and informs of matters presently being discussed and dealt with. Copies are distributed to all households in Winchcombe, Greet and Gretton. For details, contact the secretary John Markwick on 01242 602499 or email johnmarkwick@btinternet.com
Frocester Cricket Club is one of the top cricket clubs in Gloucestershire, fielding five teams on a Saturday, with the 1st and 2nd X1s playing in the top division of the West of England Premier League. The 3rd X1 play in Division 2 of the Gloucestershire County League, whilst the 4th and 5th X1s play in the Stroud League.  With two delightful cricket grounds, Pounds Close and St Peters, playing or watching cricket at Frocester is always enjoyable. The enviable youth structure consists of three U11 teams, two…
For details, visit www.gfhs.org.uk/  
Meets Wednesdays 10.15am-11.30am, Congregational Rooms, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact J Green 01451 824141. 
Fifteen clubs make up the Gloucestershire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, including a number from right across the Cotswolds. With an age range from 10 to 26, YFCs are open to anyone in the county of age who has an interest in the countryside. The clubs are self-led organisations that vary greatly in their composition and character, but they are there to entertain and educate their members. Typically this would be a calendar of social, educational, fundraising and competitive events operating at club, county, South West area…
Saturdays 10.30am at Great Rissington Social Club (and Wednesdays 6.30pm in the summer). Contact Michael Ebelthite on 01451 824161 or Niall McIntosh on 01451 870221
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5QH. Contact Janet Rutter (president) on 01242 602298, email info@greetwi.org or visit www.greetwi.org  
Happenstance is a mixed Border Morris side dancing to live music. We are based in Winchcombe. Mixed Border welcomes both men and women of all ages as dancers and musicians. We meet at Winchcombe Abbey Primary School every Thursday night in the winter months (October-April) between 7.30pm and 9pm then repair to a local hostelry. In the summer months we 'dance out'. If you are interested in joining as a dancer, musician or supporter please contact Cressida Pryor on 01242 604120 or 07791 004649, or email zenziallink@hotmail.com You…
Mondays 2.30-4pm Baptist Church Hall, Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water. Contact Sarah Clifton-Gord on 01285 623450.
The scheme is part of Heartstart UK an initiative from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that teaches people from the Stroud area emergency first aid and life saving skills such as CPR for free. For further information, call 07811 408785, email heartstartstroudvalleys@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.community.stroud.gov.uk
Every year, Hook Norton Film Society screens 14 films on Saturday nights in the Memorial Hall, Chapel Street, between September and May. Each film is preceded by a candlelit supper cooked by members. We have two pot luck supper evenings where all members provide a dish and a Charity Night when members pay to raise funds for worthwhile causes. Doors open at 6.45pm for refreshments and the film starts at approximately 8pm. We use top of the range projection and sound equipment, provide comfortable seating, and good…
Hook Norton Harriers is a running association made up of people of all ages and abilities who simply enjoy running. We meet in Hook Norton on a Tuesday evening at 7pm and in Chipping Norton on a Thursday evening at 7pm. For more information visit www.hooknortonharriers.org.uk
Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September until May at the Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, at 7.30pm. Refreshments are served prior to each meeting from 7.15pm. Membership costs £10 per person. Non-members are more than welcome at just £2 per meeting. For more information visit www.hook-norton.org.uk/groups/hook-norton-local-history-group
We meet at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, and do all kinds of patchworks and quilting. We have informal meetings with a teaching session on the first Tuesday from 2pm-4pm and a friendly 'sit and sew' on the third Tuesday, with occasional all-day sessions and workshops. Contact Joan Warner 01242 602363
This ladies' choir, currently about 20 strong, holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Winchcombe Guide Hall, Hailes Street, with occasional public performances, mostly in local venues. Our repertoire is varied, including folk song arrangements, songs from the shows and sacred pieces. New members are always welcome. For more details, contact John Blenkinsopp at j.blenkinsopp@care4free.net
Kingham Singers is a mixed choir of about 25 members. Rehearsals are held at the Methodist Chapel at Churchill, near Kingham, on Wednesdays from 7pm-9.30pm. For more details, contact Linda Sale (rchrd_sale@yahoo.com)  
Meets alternate Wednesdays at 8pm, Coach & Horses, Longborough, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Carlin on 07769 646996 or email fenhill33@yahoo.co.uk  
Led by Memory Clubs UK with West Oxfordshire District Council, Lights Up is a free arts-based memory club for people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers. The club meets at Highlands, 73 Burford Road, Chipping Norton OX7 5EE on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 10.30am-12.30pm. Refreshments are available and the club is wheelchair accessible. Contact Val on 01451 810637 for more details.
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm Royal British Legion Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water. Contact Anne Harris on 07713 500688 or visit www.heroesandvillains.com
2.30pm Thursdays in Mickleton, 2.30pm Fridays in Willersey. Contact Mrs Lesley Allen 01386 438537
Langston Terrace, Little Compton, near Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0SG  Secretary Sue Grantham 01608 642859
Wednesdays 6.30pm children & families, 7.30pm teens & adults.  Venue: Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact 07517 437300
Contact Ian Wigmore at ian.wigmore@tiscali.co.uk
Training night Thursdays. Over-16s welcome. Contact Richard Lewis on 01386 841408. www.pitchero.com/clubs/mickletonrangersfootballclub/
Senior football club currently running two sides in Stroud League divisions 1 and 3. Home games are played at Stuart Playing Field, Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton, near Stroud, on Saturday afternoons. To find out more about the club, visit the website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/minchinhamptonrdsfootballclub
Support for people with mental health difficulties. Contact Di Taylor 01608 645296.
MJ-UK Music and Arts is a production company that runs voluntary youth and community projects alongside professionals. The Cirencester-based project, run by renowned opera singer Maria Jagusz, has made a name for itself by putting together musical productions over two weeks in August, with performances at the Bingham Hall. MJ-UK's aim is to produce musicals, operas and concerts to very high standards, giving students and young adults the opportunity to learn new roles and repertoire and to gain invaluable experience in performing. Maria specialises in coaching youngsters hoping…
The school, based at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings, welcomes you to the concept of Karate. Our students learn more than just how to kick and punch. They learn self-discipline, etiquette and respect. Our classes are taught in a relaxed but disciplined manner and are great for both children and adults alike. The varied workouts (line work, bag work, Kata and sparring) are both rewarding and stimulating. For more information contact John on 01608 643903 or 07984 791866.
The society was founded in 1982 to promote the study of local history within Moreton-in-Marsh and the surrounding district, a countryside steeped in history. Since its inception the society, with an average membership of 100, has carried out a programme of talks and visits, concentrating, as far as possible, on local villages and towns and the people who lived in them. The committee has published two books, as well as a quarterly magazine (now sadly discontinued).  Arrangements are under way for the society’s archives to be scanned so…
Contact kenburder@tiscali.co.uk
Based in London Road, Moreton, the first team plays in Gloucestershire Northern Senior 1 and reserves in Stratford Alliance Division 1. For more information, visit www.moretonrangersfc.com
Meets 1st Thursday afternoon of the month at the WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Trish 01608 651367
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at the WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh. Contact Jo 01608 650821
Meets every Tuesday at Redesdale Hall, Moreton, 7.45pm, September to April. Contact Mike Rees on 01608 650825.
We are an outdoor lawn bowls club based in Redesdale Place, Moreton-in-Marsh, and have approximately 100 playing and social members. We play friendly matches Ladies, Gents and Mixed matches against other clubs in our area at weekends and during the week.  We also have an outdoor Wednesday afternoon internal league in addition to playing in the North Cotswold League. Some of our members also enter Inter-club and County and National competitions. New members at all levels of ability are always welcome. www.moretoninmarshbowlsclub.co.uk  
Based at a lovely ground in Batsford Road, the team plays in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League on Saturdays. www.moretoninmarsh.play-cricket.com
Our meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, excluding August and December, at Broadwell Village Hall, Broadwell, near Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0TL. Membership costs just £35 per year. Visitors are also very welcome to join us at our meetings, and the entrance fee for them is £4.50. Tea/coffee served from 7pm. Contact Mrs N Dickinson on 01451 832199, email j.a.dickinson@virgin.net or visit www.tcandsw.org.uk/moreton-in-marsh.html
This club, which meets on the second Wednesday of the month, provides meetings, outings, holidays, dancing, rambling and social activities for local people of retirement age. However, due to its popularity, we are over-subscribed and there is a waiting list. New members are welcome to join our ramblers held on Fridays throughout the year.  For more information, contact club secretary Helen Hancox on 01608 650972. 
Information, support and regular social events for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Local support line 0800 111 4311.
The society was formed in 1952 from an existing WI group and its first production was a comedy, Fiddlers’ Elbow.  Since then, at least two full-length plays have been presented each year at the Nailsworth Town Hall. One-act plays have also been entered into drama festivals across Gloucestershire with considerable success. We also boast a travelling variety group, The Strollers, who perform at the request of various organisations. For more information, visit the website at www.nailsworthdramaticsociety.com
We are a friendly and enthusiastic brass band based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. We are a community band, playing at a wide range of venues from summer parades to regional competitions. The main band is available for year-round bookings. We can also provide a reduced band or a five-piece band to suit smaller functions. The main band practises every Monday evening from 7.15pm in our bandroom in the centre of Nailsworth. We also have a thriving training band which continues to supply us with talented new musicians and a…
Contact Barbara Steiner on 01451 850897 or email info@nauntonmusic.org.uk
Meets in the Village Hall on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact 01451 850475. 
Children are never too young to learn martial arts and Ninja Tots & Ninja Kids runs classes in the south Cotswolds for children aged from two up to 11. The classes, which are held at a number of locations including in Cirencester and Stroud, teach children good behaviour, manners, teamwork, ambition, confidence and dedication, whilst giving them a chance to keep fit and have fun. The fun and educational programme helps to build confidence and develop essential skills, with three age-appropriate curriculums: Ninja Nippers run from aged two to…
NOOG is an organic gardening group based in Chipping Norton. It was formed in 1992 by a group of local gardeners who wanted to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to demonstrate that organic gardening is a viable alternative. Our membership is made up of novice and experienced, amateur and professional gardeners, all with an interest in gardening and growing food without chemicals. We are affiliated to, and act as a local group for Garden Organic (formerly The Henry Doubleday Research Association), who have a…
Founded in 1969 the aims of the North Cotswold Arts Association are the fostering, promoting and enjoyment of the Arts. We are a lively and friendly art group who are interested in all the visual arts. Anyone with a love of developing their knowledge and skills is welcome, whether professional or beginner. We have regular monthly meetings at Broadwell Village Hall, near Stow-on-the-Wold, where we hold demonstrations, talks and practical session. We also run workshops at very competitive prices, covering watercolours, mixed media, acrylics, mosaics, pastel and oils. Members…
We are a collection of individuals who share a common interest - beekeeping. The club caters for beginners and experts alike and we always welcome new members. We can help you get set up and advise on suitable sites to keep your bees. The members all keep bees in the North Cotswold region of Gloucestershire and hold monthly meetings normally on a Wednesday at 7:30pm in Adlestrop Village Hall during the winter months. We are regularly in contact with farmers and landowners who wish to house bees on…
Email chair@northcotswoldcamra.org.uk or visit www.northcotswoldcamra.org.uk
The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is one of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, our repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances, and has sung alongside soloists of international stature including Nancy Argenta, Catherine Bott, Jennifer Smith and James Gilchrist. Rehearsals…
North Cotswold Community Radio (NCCR) broadcasts a selection of music, local news stories and programmes relevant to the local community. For more information, visit www.northcotswoldonline.com/
Secretary Fiona Barnett 01608 650217. Contact david.brown1945@blueyonder.co.uk
Red Foodbank vouchers can be exchanged at the following places Moreton-in-Marsh Congregational Church, Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Bourton-on-the-Water Baptist Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm Cotswold Christian Centre, Gretton Road, Winchcombe, Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-12.30pm Chipping Campden Baptist Church, Fridays 12.30pm-1.30pm Manager Rhian Morgan. For more information call 07879 375562 or email info@northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk
Aligned with Age UK, the group meets for a chat and a raffle followed by a speaker or something similar. Other activities include summer and Christmas dinners, afternoon tea events, outings and holidays, concerts and show visits, regular pub lunches and members join with Moreton-in-Marsh Interest and Leisure Club walks on Fridays. For more information, contact Age UK customer relations on 0800 169 87 87 or email contactageuk@ageuk.org.uk
Monthly meetings on various topics held at Winchcombe Library, Back Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5PZ  Contact Chris Adamson on 01242 680469 or Sylvia Hughes on 01242 673788, email sylviahughes58@hotmail.com 
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