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Cirencester Camera Club is not just for the experts but for anybody who takes pictures, with whatever kind of camera. With a programme of weekly meetings covering more than nine months of the year, there are plenty of opportunities to talk and think about pictures. There are competitions - both within the club and against other clubs in the area - which provide an ideal chance to get feedback on your work from experts or just hear what they have to say about other people’s pictures. There are…
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Cirencester Car Club exists to enable people of all ages to become involved in running and competing in a wide variety of motor sports. We are a club of enthusiastic volunteers that runs a number of low-key events for members and organises two nationally recognised events. We also have monthly social events, which includes guest speakers, trips to motor-related organisations and networking in local pubs. You don't have to live in Cirencester to join the club as it draws its membership from a fairly wide area, including Bath,…
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Meets on Tuesdays (not summer holidays) at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester, from 7.30pm. Friendly, small club looking for new members of all ages. Contact Paul on 01285 862804.
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The first rehearsal of Cirencester Choral Society was held in the King’s Head Assembly Room on October 6, 1863, under the baton of the renowned 'musical missionary' Frederick Helmore, the former choirmaster to Prince Albert. Although the society lay silent during the First World War until it was reformed in 1937, it is now a thriving and friendly society and in 2013 it celebrated its 150th anniversary year with a programme of special events. Since 2005, the society's conductor has been Carleton Etherington, who has been organist…
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This is an all-inclusive community choir where the emphasis is on singing lovely harmony songs for enjoyment - with occasional performances (not compulsory!)  The choir sings a variety of types of song - pop, folk, gospel, world songs and more - so there is something for every taste. The focus is on a relaxed, friendly approach and singing for pleasure - no experience is needed, there are no auditions and the ability to read music is not necessary. The choir meets during term-time on Thursday evenings from…
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Founded in 1842, the club has been playing on the same beautiful ground in Cirencester Park for over 160 years. Famous Gloucestershire players to have graced 'The Park' include WG Grace, Mike Proctor and Jack Russell.  Cirencester Cricket Club has very active senior and junior sections and runs three senior Saturday teams that play in the Gloucestershire County and Cirencester and District Leagues, a Sunday friendly team and an Evening League team. The large and thriving junior section provides weekly coaching sessions for boys and girls aged between…
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The club is situated in the north part of St Michael's Park in the centre of Cirencester.  The club has two half-size lawns which are open daily from April to October. During the season the club has club days every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. New members are always welcome and coaching can be arranged for beginners, for whom club mallets are available.  Members are relatively inexperienced and so the club does not yet participate in the Federation leagues, but there are internal club competitions throughout the season. For more information…
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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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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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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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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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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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For details, visit www.gfhs.org.uk/  
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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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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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Information, support and regular social events for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Local support line 0800 111 4311.
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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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Situated just outside Stroud, Oakridge Cricket Club plays in the Cirencester District Cricket Association League on Saturday afternoons in the summer. Friendly fixtures are played on Sundays. New members are always welcome.         To contact the club, call 01285 760375, email steverobbins97@hotmail.com or visit the club website at www.oakridge.ecbstaging.net
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Phoenix WI meets in the community room at St Peter's Court, Cirencester, on the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm. It is a small but very friendly and caring institute which extends a warm welcome to visitors and new members. Phoenix WI offers much more than "Jam & Jerusalem" by having speakers on a variety of subjects at meetings, organising outings, quizzes, walks, celebratory meals and a knitting group. For more information contact Mary Bartlett (president) on 01285 653478 or Joan Cook (secretary) on 01285 654681.
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Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester. New members welcome. Call Nye Lewis on 01285 656107. 
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Meets Tuesday evenings at The Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street, Cirencester from 7pm-9pm. Contact Faye Rose on 01452 858220 or visit www.sja.org.uk/gloucestershire
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Meets at the Stratton House Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cirencester GL7 2LE on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9.45am. All welcome. Contact John Head 01285 652720.
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This charitable organisation based in Cirencester has a long association with library provision in the town and takes its name from its benefactor, Daniel Bingham, a native of the town, whose philanthropy endowed the Bingham Library first opened in September 1905 in Dyer Street. Bingham's intention was to provide "a place to study, for recreation, and for reasonable amusement; a permanent resource for the student desirous of supplementing the education which he has already received in his school days; and a pleasant refuge for the ordinary…
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This is a friendly society for people of all ages who enjoy music and the company of others with similar tastes. Our season runs from September to May and the regular evening meetings are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, except September and January on the 3rd Wednesdays only. Meetings are held at the Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. There is a break for refreshments at about 8.30pm and meetings end at about 9.30pm. The centre has a loop system…
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Meets at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, October to March. Come and join us, make new friends and enjoy excellent speakers. Contact Jean Warner on 01285 659936.
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This group was established in Cirencester in 1999 by Sandra Dukes, to create an opportunity for classical guitarists to develop their musical skills and perform as an ensemble. The Ensemble today comprises a junior, intermediate and senior section who also combine into a unique Guitar Orchestra, the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.  The junior group are mostly of primary school age and playing together does much to build their confidence both as group and solo players. The intermediate group, who in addition to developing their musical…
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Talks, tea & outings. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at Friends Meeting House, Thomas Street, Cirencester from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Contact Anne on 01285 657998.
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Watershed Stables, Coates, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6NS. Contact Bob Merrill 07866 972389, email watershed@googlemail.com or visit www.watershedrda.org.uk
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Whitefriars Sailing Club is located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park on Lake 26, with 85 acres of sailing water. It is a friendly club where the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than competition.  Whilst we have a full calendar of club racing, open competitions and training courses, the lake is available for those who wish to sail at leisure, with an additional programme of fun sailing and social events for all ages. The club's full address is Lake 26, Cotswold Water Park, Ashton Keynes, SN6…
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Cirencester Camera Club is not just for the experts but for anybody who takes pictures, with whatever kind of camera. With a programme of weekly meetings covering more than nine months of the year, there are plenty of opportunities to talk and think about pictures. There are competitions - both within the club and against other clubs in the area - which provide an ideal chance to get feedback on your work from experts or just hear what they have to say about other people’s pictures. There are…
Cirencester Car Club exists to enable people of all ages to become involved in running and competing in a wide variety of motor sports. We are a club of enthusiastic volunteers that runs a number of low-key events for members and organises two nationally recognised events. We also have monthly social events, which includes guest speakers, trips to motor-related organisations and networking in local pubs. You don't have to live in Cirencester to join the club as it draws its membership from a fairly wide area, including Bath,…
Meets on Tuesdays (not summer holidays) at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester, from 7.30pm. Friendly, small club looking for new members of all ages. Contact Paul on 01285 862804.
The first rehearsal of Cirencester Choral Society was held in the King’s Head Assembly Room on October 6, 1863, under the baton of the renowned 'musical missionary' Frederick Helmore, the former choirmaster to Prince Albert. Although the society lay silent during the First World War until it was reformed in 1937, it is now a thriving and friendly society and in 2013 it celebrated its 150th anniversary year with a programme of special events. Since 2005, the society's conductor has been Carleton Etherington, who has been organist…
This is an all-inclusive community choir where the emphasis is on singing lovely harmony songs for enjoyment - with occasional performances (not compulsory!)  The choir sings a variety of types of song - pop, folk, gospel, world songs and more - so there is something for every taste. The focus is on a relaxed, friendly approach and singing for pleasure - no experience is needed, there are no auditions and the ability to read music is not necessary. The choir meets during term-time on Thursday evenings from…
Founded in 1842, the club has been playing on the same beautiful ground in Cirencester Park for over 160 years. Famous Gloucestershire players to have graced 'The Park' include WG Grace, Mike Proctor and Jack Russell.  Cirencester Cricket Club has very active senior and junior sections and runs three senior Saturday teams that play in the Gloucestershire County and Cirencester and District Leagues, a Sunday friendly team and an Evening League team. The large and thriving junior section provides weekly coaching sessions for boys and girls aged between…
The club is situated in the north part of St Michael's Park in the centre of Cirencester.  The club has two half-size lawns which are open daily from April to October. During the season the club has club days every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. New members are always welcome and coaching can be arranged for beginners, for whom club mallets are available.  Members are relatively inexperienced and so the club does not yet participate in the Federation leagues, but there are internal club competitions throughout the season. For more information…
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…
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,…
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…
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
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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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…
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…
Information, support and regular social events for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Local support line 0800 111 4311.
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…
Situated just outside Stroud, Oakridge Cricket Club plays in the Cirencester District Cricket Association League on Saturday afternoons in the summer. Friendly fixtures are played on Sundays. New members are always welcome.         To contact the club, call 01285 760375, email steverobbins97@hotmail.com or visit the club website at www.oakridge.ecbstaging.net
Phoenix WI meets in the community room at St Peter's Court, Cirencester, on the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm. It is a small but very friendly and caring institute which extends a warm welcome to visitors and new members. Phoenix WI offers much more than "Jam & Jerusalem" by having speakers on a variety of subjects at meetings, organising outings, quizzes, walks, celebratory meals and a knitting group. For more information contact Mary Bartlett (president) on 01285 653478 or Joan Cook (secretary) on 01285 654681.
Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm at Bingham Hall, King Street, Cirencester. New members welcome. Call Nye Lewis on 01285 656107. 
Meets Tuesday evenings at The Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street, Cirencester from 7pm-9pm. Contact Faye Rose on 01452 858220 or visit www.sja.org.uk/gloucestershire
Meets at the Stratton House Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cirencester GL7 2LE on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9.45am. All welcome. Contact John Head 01285 652720.
This charitable organisation based in Cirencester has a long association with library provision in the town and takes its name from its benefactor, Daniel Bingham, a native of the town, whose philanthropy endowed the Bingham Library first opened in September 1905 in Dyer Street. Bingham's intention was to provide "a place to study, for recreation, and for reasonable amusement; a permanent resource for the student desirous of supplementing the education which he has already received in his school days; and a pleasant refuge for the ordinary…
This is a friendly society for people of all ages who enjoy music and the company of others with similar tastes. Our season runs from September to May and the regular evening meetings are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, except September and January on the 3rd Wednesdays only. Meetings are held at the Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. There is a break for refreshments at about 8.30pm and meetings end at about 9.30pm. The centre has a loop system…
Meets at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, October to March. Come and join us, make new friends and enjoy excellent speakers. Contact Jean Warner on 01285 659936.
This group was established in Cirencester in 1999 by Sandra Dukes, to create an opportunity for classical guitarists to develop their musical skills and perform as an ensemble. The Ensemble today comprises a junior, intermediate and senior section who also combine into a unique Guitar Orchestra, the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.  The junior group are mostly of primary school age and playing together does much to build their confidence both as group and solo players. The intermediate group, who in addition to developing their musical…
Talks, tea & outings. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at Friends Meeting House, Thomas Street, Cirencester from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Contact Anne on 01285 657998.
Watershed Stables, Coates, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6NS. Contact Bob Merrill 07866 972389, email watershed@googlemail.com or visit www.watershedrda.org.uk
Whitefriars Sailing Club is located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park on Lake 26, with 85 acres of sailing water. It is a friendly club where the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than competition.  Whilst we have a full calendar of club racing, open competitions and training courses, the lake is available for those who wish to sail at leisure, with an additional programme of fun sailing and social events for all ages. The club's full address is Lake 26, Cotswold Water Park, Ashton Keynes, SN6…
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