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Places

The Cotswolds is an area renowned the world over for its chocolate box selection of picturesque towns and villages.

Three cities - Gloucester, Bath and Oxford - provide a kind of triangle around the fringes of the Cotswold Hills, so we've also included them in our potted guides to 'Cotswolds Centres'. 

But it's the glorious array of Cotswold towns and larger villages that are the main focus of this mini guide to the Cotswolds.

You can choose to click on the 'potted guide' buttons to find out a little about the history and culture of each place, or you can click 'find out more' for a round-up various activities and businesses that can be found in each area.
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Contact Brenda Morris on 01608 643779.
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Meets at the Crown & Cushion on the third Tuesday of the month at 11am. Contact secretary Geoffrey Norris on 01608 676997. 
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Chipping Norton Railway Club was founded in 1974 by local enthusiasts John Brice and John Dyer, who remain members to this day. Despite the fact that Chipping Norton is only a small town and lost its rail connection in 1964, the club has continued to attract enthusiasts from around Oxfordshire to its monthly meetings. The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30-10pm. Free coffee and tea are available during…
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The club, which has been in existence for over 80 years, has a 100-yard range located at Greystones on the outskirts of Chipping Norton. We are surrounded by the rugby club, bowls club, football club and business units. We shoot smallbore and air rifle from 100 yards and other disciplines such as gallery rifle and black powder from 25 yards. For all membership enquiries please email secretary@cnrpc.org 
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Meets Mondays 7pm for 7.30pm at The Mason's Arms, Swerford, near Chipping Norton, OX7 4AP. Contact David Haine on 07889 609221 or 01608 643964.
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The club plays at Greystones, Burford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5UY Contact Andy Dawson on 01608 683352 or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/chippingnorton/
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The club was formed in 2004 and has about 12 members, predominently women, who take it in turns to meet in each other's homes, usually meet on the penultimate or last Thursday of each month. Members' ages range from 40s up to 70s, though any age, whether younger or older, are very welcome to come along as members get on well and have a good laugh. We start playing at 8pm and play roughly a game an hour, ending the night at 10pm or 11pm. We are…
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Launched in 2009, Chipping Norton has one of the biggest community-based skater hockey clubs in UK and is home to the Chippy Trixters. Our enthusiastic teams play a full contact, skater hockey sport with a ball. We play for fun and to win. We are part of  the Southern Association of Skater Hockey which is part of the British Inline Skater Hockey Association. The club has come on amazingly since it began in 2009, with just a handful of players.     For more information, visit www.chippingnortonskaterhockeyclub.com
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www.pitchero.com/clubs/chippingnortontownswifts/
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Meets Lower Town Hall, Chipping Norton, on 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2.15pm (October-March) and 7.30pm (April-September). Contact Prudence Chard on 01608 642903.
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Churchill, Sarsden and Kingham WI is a keen and evolving branch, holding regular meetings with a programme of varied practical and active sessions interspersed with well-informed guest speakers. The branch also arranges social occasions and visits to places of interest all aimed at learning and laughing together.  WI is open to women of all ages, visitors and new members are most welcome. For more details, please telephone 01608 659809.
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This 11-screen cinema is located within The Brewery complex and is surrounded by an array of restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.
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The club was originally established in 1984 by Master Richard Hopkins, founder of the World United Martial Arts Federation (WUMA) and it has since successfully developed from a Lau Gar Kung Fu club to a modern-day kickboxing club. The club is now run by blackbelt brothers Tim and Terry Saxton, who have both trained for over 25 years. Lessons are held on Tuesday evening at the Old Boys Gym at Deer Park School in Cirencester and on Thursdays evenings at the Dance Studio of the Bingham Hall.  WUMA…
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Ciren Samba aims to bring the community together through samba drumming. Learn a mixture of traditional Brazilian rhythms as well as Western rhythms like funk and hip-hop on authentic instruments, under expert tuition.  All are warmly welcome to join in any rehearsal. There is no need to read sheet music and no experience is necessary. We're a very friendly bunch and normally go for a little social drink afterwards too. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 7.30pm-9pm at New Brewery Arts Theatre, Cirencester, GL7 1JH. The cost…
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The league was formed in 1932 and is still going strong. The club shoots its air rifle and pistol schedules on Monday evenings at the new Village Hall at Down Ampney, near Cirencester, from 7pm until 10pm, shooting with .177 Air Rifle and Pistols. League secretary Tony Clack, who has fired in the English Air Rifle Team, has been shooting in the league for almost 70 years and has been secretary of the Cirencester League for over 40 years.  If you are interested in joining the league, please…
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We have novice and experienced beekeepers and all are welcome at our meetings. In the winter we meet at least twice a month and from April every week on Thursdays.   For more details email sec@cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk or visit www.cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk
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We now have approximately 25 members who enjoy meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at St Peter's Court, commencing at 2.30pm. If you join the WI, we can guarantee you will make new friends, develop new interests and have lots of fun. For more information please visit the Gloucestershire Federation Website at www.thewi.org.uk/gloucestershire or contact Lucille Terry on 01285 654873 or email lucille.terry@gmail.com 
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The Cirencester Skittle League was formed in 1935 and still attracts almost 1,000 players in 68 teams from September to April.   Each team is associated with a pub, hotel or club where the alley is situated and although they are primarily from the Cirencester area, teams also come from places including South Cerney, Bibury, Kemble, Cricklade, Lechlade, Fairford and Northleach. Skittles is an excellent opportunity to meet old and new friends, attracting people from all walks of life. Matches take place once a week throughout the autumn…
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Meets for lectures on the 4th Monday of the month at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome (£5 per meeting). For more information, visit www.cirenhistory.org.uk
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The society, which meets at Cirencester Parish Centre in Gosditch Street, has over 60 members and is open to all artists, whatever standard, including beginners.  There are monthly talks or demonstrations by professional and amateur artists and the society also operates two studio mornings each week where members can practise their skills in an informal environment.  One or two Art-based visits and outings are arranged during the year. There are opportunities to exhibit in two different local venues throughout the year and major exhibitions are mounted at a local venue…
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Cirencester Athletics Club is the focus for all runners from Cirencester and the surrounding area. The club was formed in 1985 and has steadily grown to the current membership of 150 with runners aged from 17 to over 70 of all abilities from novice jogger to international.  Cirencester AC incorporates the increasingly successful Cirencester Triathlon Club and also has an active Junior Section. The main club meets at the Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester on Tuesdays at 6.30pm for a structured training session and Sundays at 9am…
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Club nights are held at Cirencester Kingshill School with four courts on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9.30pm, usually starting the first week of September. After a two-week Christmas break, the club resumes in January through to the end April.  If Kingshill School is unavailable during the season, the club uses the Cotswold Leisure Centre. All teams play in the Gloucestershire Badminton League and home matches are played on Thursday evenings starting at 7pm at Kingshill School. The separate Summer Club carries on at the Leisure Centre from 8pm-10pm on…
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Cirencester Band was founded in 1919, born out of the 'Comrades of the Great War' support organisation following the 1914-1918 Great War. Rehearsals began at the Temperance Hall in Thomas Street on Monday and Thursday evenings with many of the instruments 'borrowed' from the regiments the men had served with. For nearly a century since, the band has been entertaining audiences in and around Cirencester. The band led the parade from Cricklade Street to the Abbey Grounds at the start of Cirencester's celebrations for The Queen's diamond…
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We are one of the larger clubs in Gloucestershire with a current playing membership of 65 men, 36 ladies and two juniors, together with a further 46 social members. The club was founded in 1930 and the clubhouse and green have been progressively improved over the years. There is an extensive programme of men’s, ladies and mixed friendly matches against other clubs, as well as many club competitions. The club also enters teams in several national and county competitions and leagues. In addition to the summer outdoor bowls…
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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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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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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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Contact Brenda Morris on 01608 643779.
Meets at the Crown & Cushion on the third Tuesday of the month at 11am. Contact secretary Geoffrey Norris on 01608 676997. 
Chipping Norton Railway Club was founded in 1974 by local enthusiasts John Brice and John Dyer, who remain members to this day. Despite the fact that Chipping Norton is only a small town and lost its rail connection in 1964, the club has continued to attract enthusiasts from around Oxfordshire to its monthly meetings. The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30-10pm. Free coffee and tea are available during…
The club, which has been in existence for over 80 years, has a 100-yard range located at Greystones on the outskirts of Chipping Norton. We are surrounded by the rugby club, bowls club, football club and business units. We shoot smallbore and air rifle from 100 yards and other disciplines such as gallery rifle and black powder from 25 yards. For all membership enquiries please email secretary@cnrpc.org 
Meets Mondays 7pm for 7.30pm at The Mason's Arms, Swerford, near Chipping Norton, OX7 4AP. Contact David Haine on 07889 609221 or 01608 643964.
The club plays at Greystones, Burford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5UY Contact Andy Dawson on 01608 683352 or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/chippingnorton/
The club was formed in 2004 and has about 12 members, predominently women, who take it in turns to meet in each other's homes, usually meet on the penultimate or last Thursday of each month. Members' ages range from 40s up to 70s, though any age, whether younger or older, are very welcome to come along as members get on well and have a good laugh. We start playing at 8pm and play roughly a game an hour, ending the night at 10pm or 11pm. We are…
Launched in 2009, Chipping Norton has one of the biggest community-based skater hockey clubs in UK and is home to the Chippy Trixters. Our enthusiastic teams play a full contact, skater hockey sport with a ball. We play for fun and to win. We are part of  the Southern Association of Skater Hockey which is part of the British Inline Skater Hockey Association. The club has come on amazingly since it began in 2009, with just a handful of players.     For more information, visit www.chippingnortonskaterhockeyclub.com
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Meets Lower Town Hall, Chipping Norton, on 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2.15pm (October-March) and 7.30pm (April-September). Contact Prudence Chard on 01608 642903.
Churchill, Sarsden and Kingham WI is a keen and evolving branch, holding regular meetings with a programme of varied practical and active sessions interspersed with well-informed guest speakers. The branch also arranges social occasions and visits to places of interest all aimed at learning and laughing together.  WI is open to women of all ages, visitors and new members are most welcome. For more details, please telephone 01608 659809.

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The Brewery, St Margaret's Road, Oxford Passage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4EF
This 11-screen cinema is located within The Brewery complex and is surrounded by an array of restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.
The club was originally established in 1984 by Master Richard Hopkins, founder of the World United Martial Arts Federation (WUMA) and it has since successfully developed from a Lau Gar Kung Fu club to a modern-day kickboxing club. The club is now run by blackbelt brothers Tim and Terry Saxton, who have both trained for over 25 years. Lessons are held on Tuesday evening at the Old Boys Gym at Deer Park School in Cirencester and on Thursdays evenings at the Dance Studio of the Bingham Hall.  WUMA…
Ciren Samba aims to bring the community together through samba drumming. Learn a mixture of traditional Brazilian rhythms as well as Western rhythms like funk and hip-hop on authentic instruments, under expert tuition.  All are warmly welcome to join in any rehearsal. There is no need to read sheet music and no experience is necessary. We're a very friendly bunch and normally go for a little social drink afterwards too. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 7.30pm-9pm at New Brewery Arts Theatre, Cirencester, GL7 1JH. The cost…
The league was formed in 1932 and is still going strong. The club shoots its air rifle and pistol schedules on Monday evenings at the new Village Hall at Down Ampney, near Cirencester, from 7pm until 10pm, shooting with .177 Air Rifle and Pistols. League secretary Tony Clack, who has fired in the English Air Rifle Team, has been shooting in the league for almost 70 years and has been secretary of the Cirencester League for over 40 years.  If you are interested in joining the league, please…
We have novice and experienced beekeepers and all are welcome at our meetings. In the winter we meet at least twice a month and from April every week on Thursdays.   For more details email sec@cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk or visit www.cirencesterbeekeepers.org.uk
We now have approximately 25 members who enjoy meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at St Peter's Court, commencing at 2.30pm. If you join the WI, we can guarantee you will make new friends, develop new interests and have lots of fun. For more information please visit the Gloucestershire Federation Website at www.thewi.org.uk/gloucestershire or contact Lucille Terry on 01285 654873 or email lucille.terry@gmail.com 
The Cirencester Skittle League was formed in 1935 and still attracts almost 1,000 players in 68 teams from September to April.   Each team is associated with a pub, hotel or club where the alley is situated and although they are primarily from the Cirencester area, teams also come from places including South Cerney, Bibury, Kemble, Cricklade, Lechlade, Fairford and Northleach. Skittles is an excellent opportunity to meet old and new friends, attracting people from all walks of life. Matches take place once a week throughout the autumn…
Meets for lectures on the 4th Monday of the month at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome (£5 per meeting). For more information, visit www.cirenhistory.org.uk
The society, which meets at Cirencester Parish Centre in Gosditch Street, has over 60 members and is open to all artists, whatever standard, including beginners.  There are monthly talks or demonstrations by professional and amateur artists and the society also operates two studio mornings each week where members can practise their skills in an informal environment.  One or two Art-based visits and outings are arranged during the year. There are opportunities to exhibit in two different local venues throughout the year and major exhibitions are mounted at a local venue…
Cirencester Athletics Club is the focus for all runners from Cirencester and the surrounding area. The club was formed in 1985 and has steadily grown to the current membership of 150 with runners aged from 17 to over 70 of all abilities from novice jogger to international.  Cirencester AC incorporates the increasingly successful Cirencester Triathlon Club and also has an active Junior Section. The main club meets at the Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester on Tuesdays at 6.30pm for a structured training session and Sundays at 9am…
Club nights are held at Cirencester Kingshill School with four courts on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9.30pm, usually starting the first week of September. After a two-week Christmas break, the club resumes in January through to the end April.  If Kingshill School is unavailable during the season, the club uses the Cotswold Leisure Centre. All teams play in the Gloucestershire Badminton League and home matches are played on Thursday evenings starting at 7pm at Kingshill School. The separate Summer Club carries on at the Leisure Centre from 8pm-10pm on…
Cirencester Band was founded in 1919, born out of the 'Comrades of the Great War' support organisation following the 1914-1918 Great War. Rehearsals began at the Temperance Hall in Thomas Street on Monday and Thursday evenings with many of the instruments 'borrowed' from the regiments the men had served with. For nearly a century since, the band has been entertaining audiences in and around Cirencester. The band led the parade from Cricklade Street to the Abbey Grounds at the start of Cirencester's celebrations for The Queen's diamond…
We are one of the larger clubs in Gloucestershire with a current playing membership of 65 men, 36 ladies and two juniors, together with a further 46 social members. The club was founded in 1930 and the clubhouse and green have been progressively improved over the years. There is an extensive programme of men’s, ladies and mixed friendly matches against other clubs, as well as many club competitions. The club also enters teams in several national and county competitions and leagues. In addition to the summer outdoor bowls…
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…
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
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/
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