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11th March, 2019.



Here are a list of events for the March newsletter.   These are all “one offs” but please do look at the Minchinhampton Life website and Events page for details of weekly clubs be it the Minchinhampton Community Choir, Community coffee mornings, the Country Market and so many others.


A special plea from Minchinhampton Life to come to the concert in the Market House next Saturday – 16th March at 7pm for 7.30 pm.   A folk group from Thornbury – Mo Mac’n Me will be singing all the old favourites  such as The Wild Rover, The Rose of Tralee, Danny Boy et al.    Mo Mac’n Me have been to Minchinhampton before when we were raising money for an injured young man – they were hugely popular. This concert is a fundraiser for the Minchinhampton Fayre on 14th September and we really need your support – sales are slow at present.  Do come!


13th March; 20th; 27th March and 3rd and 10th April Benefice Lent Lunches will be held in the Porch Room on Wednesdays from 12 – 1.30 pm. This is an opportunity to have some homemade soup, bread rolls, cheese, baked potatoes and tea or coffee, as well as to enjoy some good company.Donations will go towards chosen Lent charities.  These are open to all the community, not just regulars at Church, so you would be most welcome.

March 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Box WI – a talk on Podiatry – how to look after your feet. Box Village Hall.

Visitors are warmly welcomed at 10.30am – £3 including coffee.


March 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Bridge Drive at Horsfall House.

£18 to include hot supper and a glass of wine. More details 01453 8832969


March 15th Film Night – Bohemian Rhapsody.  Market House. 7.30pm. Tickets£6. Market Stores.  More details Alan Vaughan.


March 16 @ 7pm for 7:30 pm – 10.30 pm  Mo Mac’n Me in the Market  House. A fundraiser for the Fayre.  A well known, excellent  folk group from Thornbury singing mostly Irish and Celtic music. Tickets £16 from the Market Stores.


March 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cantores Chamber Choir.

Highly acclaimed Cotswold chamber choir Cantores along with regular String Ensemble and organist Julian Elloway, presents a varied programme of music conducted by John Holloway. Tickets £15 (Concessions £12, U16s free) are available from Andrew on 07800 737078 or at the door.

March 18th  7.30 pm – 9pm Gardeners Question Time– Minchinhampton Gardening Club. Panel of two horticultural experts to answer all those difficult questions.  Minchinhampton School.. £3

March 19 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm  Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club – Woodcarving and Sculpture.

Neil Gow will speak regarding Woodcarving and Sculpture. The Hub

March 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Local History Group – The Great Severn Estuary Flood.

Talk by Rose Hewlett. Meetings open to everyone.  Guests pay just £2.50. The Hub



March 20th. Day out with Ian Jarvis to Wells Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Street Markets. 9.15 – leaving Wells at 4 pm.  Phone Ian Jarvis 01453 833131..


March 23rd @7.45pm.  Instant Wit! By Air in G.  A quick fire comedy improvisation show packed with sketches, gags, songs and surreal situations.  Tickets £12 from Market Stores.


21st – 23rd March @ 7.30 pm. (Matinee 2.30pm on Saturday) Box Village Players present Rumplestiltskin  Tickets £8 – Chris and Geraldine Ames 01453 832345.

March 24th @12.30 Cuisine Lapages Sunday lunch Club. Booking in advance is essential  Details on the website.


27th March, 2pm – 4.30pm. Traidcraft 40th Birthday. Porch room 2pm – 4.30 pm. Tea cake, stalls and games.


5th and 6th April.  Minchinhampton Players present Minchinhampton Remembers;  Alice and The Great WarA one act play written by Alan Vaughan, followed by poetry, prose and song.  7.30 pm and matinee on Saturday. Tickets £10 from Market Stores.


6th April at 7.30 pm. Thames Head Singers. Rossini:  Petite Messe Solennelle. Director Andrew Hopwood with Tim Ingold (harmonium) and Julian Elloway (piano).


14th April Cotteswold Naturalists excursion to Broadway. More details from Jane Rowe – see the website.


Sunday Lunch 14th April Cuisine Lapage’s Club – more details on website.


Do let us know of any omissions or alterations you would like made on the website


Many thanks,


Anne Parry

Minchinhampton Life