The weekly Stay Strong and Steady Class at The Westwoods Centre on Tuesdays will be at a slightly later time 2.15pm for the six weeks of the school holidays. The later time of 2.15pm will apply between Tuesday 23rd July and Tuesday 27th August. Classes will be with Kathy Chesters. Cally will return in September.
Cirencester Community Development Trust has created a programme of events starting the week before Armistice Day with the “biggie” being the creation of a Human Poppy in Cirencester market place at 2pm on Sunday 11 November. They have provided the following information:
Human Poppy Event This should be an amazing and emotional event that can be inclusive of the whole community. Relevant information for this event is detailed below: –
- We are starting a “big push” now to recruit members of the community to come along on Sunday 11 November to be part of the Human Poppy in the market place.
- The red and black flower with green leaves will be in Cirencester market square in front of the church
- The formation of the Human Poppy will start at 2pm. Members will go to their allotted spot in the market place with their red, black or green poncho in their hands. At a given point they will put their ponchos on and the poppy will appear as if from nowhere. After the poppy is formed, at a given point, they will be asked to take off their ponchos and the poppy will disappear into nowhere.
- Whole families can come along. They can choose to be a soldier from Cirencester who fell in the Great War or from one of the parishes. They can choose to be a relative or they can be an “unknown soldier” – the choice can be theirs and can be very personal if they so wish.
- The event will be photographed and filmed using a drone and from the vantage point of the church tower. There has been interest from BBC Points West who are hoping to send a TV crew.
The Human Poppy event is being project managed on the day by Iwan Lewis of the Barn Theatre and the officer commanding of 55 Squadron at 29 Regiment, South Cerney.
They are encouraging everyone to come and join in with the Human Poppy. Prospective participants may email the CCDT email address: – firstname.lastname@example.org, or call in to the Town Council office to register. (at Bingham House, Dyer St, Cirencester, GL7 2PP).
We Remember 1918 Programme of Events
Friday 2nd November
The Eleventh Hour – 7.30pm in the Parish Church ‘THE ELEVENTH HOUR’ by Coln Choir – music and readings focussed on local stories.
Friday 9th November
Royal British Legion – 6.30 for 7pm Parish Church, Market Place ‘Albert Hall’ style remembrance concert.
Community Awards Event- 7.30pm by CDC at the Royal Agricultural University to celebrate the work of local volunteers.
Sunday 11th November
Remembrance Sunday Service- 10.50am Wreath placing at the War memorial and March Past.
Creation of The Human Poppy – Begins at 2.00pm in the Market Place, Cirencester. Men, women and children will represent the fallen; each issued with red, black or green ponchos. They will cover the Market Place to create a Human Poppy.
Community Service – 5.30pm in the Parish Church and peal of bells at 7.05pm to mark the time of the Armistice signing
We Remember 1918 – The Concert – 7.30pm Remembrance Spectacular in the Corn Hall, Cirencester. Produced by the Barn Theatre.
The Westwoods Centre, Northleach 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Experience a magical Christmas shopping extravaganza… Gift ideas and festive treats for family and friends; brought to you by small local businesses
FREE Admission. Refreshments available
On 11th September, at 10 am the usual service of Morning Praise! at Northleach Church will be replaced by one called ‘Pets’ Praise!’ The service will centre around the giving of thanks for, and a blessing of, pets of whatever shape and size who put in an appearance. Ponies are also welcome, although it might be prudent for them to be tethered outside the church!
As an additional attraction, Carol and Kevin are also making available soft drinks and bacon sandwiches at The Red Lion in the Market Place. All invited!
RIDE AND STRIDE on September 10th A DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHURCH
Ride and Stride, run by the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, is a great way to support our church and churches across the county when they most need help. It’s an annual sponsored walk, bike or horse ride which happens on the second Saturday of September.
That makes September 10th a date for your diary in 2011.
More information, together with sponsorship forms, can be obtained from
Mrs Helen Whitbread on 01451 860389
There are two film performances each month. Titles of the forthcoming films are displayed outside the Cotswold Hall.
For further information please telephone Carol Buckley on 01451 860383
- Thursday 4th Aug: Doors open 7 pm for 7.30 pm.
The extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream – to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg. Starring Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, and Yves Dusenge.
- Thursday 18th Aug: Doors open 7 pm for 7.30 pm.
One of the most beautiful movies ever! A successful international conductor suddenly interrups his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland. Starring Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, and Helen Sjöholm