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February newsletter for Minchinhampton Life

14th February, 2019.

Dear all,

We haven’t sent out a newsletter from Minchinhampton Life for quite a long time but now plan to do this monthly.  The mailing list may well be wrong as the website has been revamped – do unsubscribe if you are not happy to be included.

Do please go to the site to have a look at  Galina Gardiner has kindly allowed us to use her beautiful artwork and we have been busy adding as much information as we can find locally – clubs, groups, businesses and organisations.  We aim to keep the calendar up-to-date with all the events that are taking place.   Please email us at if you see any errors or omissions.

A Minchinhampton Fayre Committee has been set up, under the umbrella of Minchinhampton Life.  The Country Fayre hasn’t been held for four years, it is normally biannual and raises money for local charities such as Horsfall, Longfield, the Market House and others.  We do need to raise funds in order to organise the Fayre and are applying for sponsorship for this.  There is only one fund-raising event planned so far – please support it.   It is an Irish band Mo Mac’n Me performing at the Market House on Saturday, 16th March.  Tickets are £16 from the Market Stores.   The Fayre will be on Saturday, 14th September, 2019 so keep the date free!

Please see below a selection of the main events that are due to take place shortly:


Friday, 15th February:  Film night at the Market House organised by Alan Vaughan – The Children Act.  Tickets £6 from the Market Stores.   Doors open 6.30 pm.  Main film 7.30 pm.

Saturday, 16th February:   Larks and Magic (the story of E Nesbit) 7.45pm at the Market House.   A one hour one woman show performed by Alison Neil.  Tickets £10 each from the Market Stores.  “A wonderful piece of theatre – a real treat that clearly delighted our audience”.

Monday, 18th February:   Minchinhampton Gardening Club – Finding the angle at Chelsea. 7.15 pm.  Minchinhampton School Hall.

Tuesday, 19th February:  Craft Sessions for Children – Minchinhampton Library – morning and afternoon, drop in after 10:30 or 2:30.

Tuesday, 19th February:  Talk re Woodchester Mansion (Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club), the Hub.  2.15 – 4.00 pm.
Tuesday, 19th February:  Peter Falconer’s Films of Minchinhampton (Minchinhampton Local History Group), the Hub, 8.00 – 9.00 pm.

Thursday, 21st February:  National Trust Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons Committee Public meeting.   7.30 – 9.30 pm.  Nailsworth Town Hall.

Friday, 22nd FebruaryCuisine Lapage’s Supper Club.   £37.50 per person payable in advance.  Bring your own wine.  Restricted to 12 guests in Well Hill, Minchinhampton.

Saturday, 23rd February:  Quiz at the Cotswold Club – Teams of Four. 7.45 pm – 10 pm. Brian’s fun quiz.  (Members only, guests to be signed in).

Sunday, 24th FebruaryMinchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group – Severn River and Canals. 10 am – 1pm.

Sunday 24th February.   Cuisine Lapage’s Sunday Lunch Club.   12.30 – 3pm. Booking in advance essential. £20. Bring your own wine.

Monday 25th February:  Day out with Ian Jarvis.  Factory tour of Morgan cars, Malvern. Coach fare and factory tour £38 per person.

Thursday, 28th FebruaryMinchinhampton’s Custom and Self Build Housing Exp. 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Market House, Minchinhampton.

Friday, 1st and 2nd March:  Murder Mystery Play “A House Divided” – Nkokoto Link.  7:30 p.m. Minchinhampton Market House.  Tickets £12.50 available from Market Stores include themed supper.

Tuesday, 5th March.  Minchinhampton Community Library Trustees’ Meeting. Minchinhampton Community Library. 7.00 – 10 pm.

Saturday, 9th March:  Capella Singers:  Jesu, Meine Freud.  Minchinhampton Holy Trinity Church.  A special concert to mark the beginning of Lent.  Tickets £12.50 in advance from Market Stores or £15 on the door.

Wednesday, 13th March:  Bridge Drive at Horsfall House.   6.30 – 10pm. Tickets £18 (to include supper and a glass of wine).

Friday, 15th March:  Film Night “Bohemian Rhapsody” organised by Alan Vaughan.  Tickets will be available from the Market Stores.


Saturday, 16th March:  Mo Mac’n Me – Market House. 7.30 pm.  Doors and bar will open at 7.00 pm.  Tickets £16 from the Market Stores.  A popular folk band playing Celtic music to raise money for Minchinhampton Fayre on 14th September 2019.

There are many other walking groups, clubs, activities etc going on around Minchinhamptonso please look at the calendar on the website for further information and more details on the above events.

Many thanks,

Minchinhampton Life