As you will see from the list of events there is a lot going on in the short month of February. Everything is listed below but do look out for the concerts in Holy Trinity, the plays and shows in the Market House – as well as the big reveal of what has been found under the Undercroft. The snowdrops at Hyde in aid of Horsfall House must also not be missed.
MinchLife had been planning a street party on Saturday, 6th May in the High Street to celebrate the King’s Coronation. The bands had been booked but the Palace have now asked that the country celebrate with community lunches on Sunday, 7th May. Mark the date as we are now rearranging all the plans. We are closing the High Street and would encourage as many people as possible to come along with their own tables, chairs and food and enjoy the live music and fun. More details to follow.
We are also working on the Fayre on 9th September. We would welcome anyone interested in running a stall, be it merchandise or food to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We also hope to bring the whole community together and again would appreciate support from the local clubs and groups.
Warm Spaces and Pop-up Pantry
The Minchinhampton Warmspaces team have pulled together a list of cosy places where you can sit and have a cup of tea and a chat. Please click here for more information. The Pop-up Pantry is open every Tuesday from 10 – 11.30 at Minchinhampton Youth Centre in Tobacconist Road. If you can’t make it on a Tuesday, limited stocks of pre-packaged bags of store cupboard essentials are now available for collection during the Sunday afternoon sessions in the church and during morning sessions at the Library. Please send any feedback you might have to email@example.com. Do tell anyone who could benefit from these great facilities.
Mark and Fiona have moved on as managers to Northleach. The new Interim GM is Grant. He tells us that from 6th February their kitchen will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until 3rd March and the restaurant area will be closed from the same dates. They are having a few touch ups, as well as moving a few things around. The kitchen will still be open for the rest of the week, however it will be operating a very selective menu.
The quiz will still be happening on the last Thursday of the month – maybe with a new name as Kenny has moved away. Every Wednesday there will be live music organised by JP Corry.
The Ragged Cot
is offering a 30% discount on every meal from Monday to Thursday in February. Live music every Saturday.
has been awarded a Five Star Rating in the Food Hygiene rating scheme organised by The Food Standards Agency.
The Long Table, Brimscombe.
https://www.thelongtableonline.com 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
From Saturday, 11th February, the Long Table will be open on Saturday nights for dinner, music and events. As always they will be cooking up a delicious meal, that’s pay-as-you-can and available first come, first served until it runs out!
No 3 The Salon
Sadly this has had to close as it was no longer viable for Michelle Weeks to continue – a lot of work was needed on the building. She is doing mobile hairdressing visits now and she can be reached on 07500 006769.
Gloucestershire Carers Hub will be at Minchinhampton Community Library on Tuesday, 21st February. The hub supports unpaid carers who look after someone else. If you provide support to a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or unwell due to physical or mental health, the hub can offer advice, reassurance, emotional support, contact with other carers, activities and more.
Forthcoming events for your diary
Friday, 3 March
Movie Night at the Market House, Minchinhampton. ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. 7.00pm doors open, 7.30pm start, tickets £6 from the Market Stores, available from Monday, 13th February.
Saturday, 4 March
Community Choir Concert. 7.30pm at the Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Tickets will be available shortly from the Market Stores, Minchinhampton.
Sunday, 12 March 2023
The Sand Dragon (rescheduled from December). Market House, Minchinhampton. Theatrix Arts are performing this magical story with songs and music, loads of puppets, changing scenery, and a magic trick or two. Afternoon performance. Then meet the puppets and create you very own Sand Dragon Puppet. Bring £1 to make a puppet. Tickets will be available soon from the Market House website here.
Thursday 23 March 2023
Jarvis’ trip to Worcester City Centre (and optional Royal Worcester museum), Cathedral, NT Greyfrairs, Heritage Walk & shops. Coach £24.25, Museum option £5.75, Total £24.25/£30.00 per person. More info here or contact Ian (& Katie) Jarvis Tel: 01453 83 3131
Thursday 20 April 2023
Hampshire Holiday: Another reminder that the Jarvis’s are offering a five-day trip to Hampshire in April. More information here or contact Ian (& Katie) Jarvis Tel: 01453 833131
For further information of these events and details on how to book, please go to our website https://minchlife.com
Also, please remember a list of regular weekly events can be found at the top of the Events’ page – click on a day of the week and you will see what is taking place, where and at what time. For instance, the weekly Community Coffee Morning (with weekly notices) is held every Monday from 10.00am-12.00 noon at the Cotswold Club, High Street.
Wednesday, 1st 2.30-4.30pm Women’s Institute: Tales of a Travel Rep. Coronation Scout Hut, Dr Browns Road. Guests and visitors are always welcomed. For more details, contact 884606.
Thursday, 2nd 10.30am-12.00noon Hampton Probus: How the Shipping Container made the World smaller and the World economy bigger. Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Members with guests by invitation. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 2nd 4.00-7.00pm MinchCan Swish Clothes Swap. Brimscombe Mill, Brimscombe. Come along with a piece of clothing you want to swap with any of the items we have on offer. Or, if you don’t have anything to swap, come along to pay what you feel for any of the second-hand clothes items.
Friday, 3rd 6.30-8.00pm Box Bar. Box Village Hall. An enjoyable social hub for the village.
Saturday, 4th 10.00am-12.00noon. Coffee Morning Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church Minchinhampton. All welcome. If you require a lift please call 01453 889004
Saturday, 4th 10.30am-12.30pm. The Undercroft Great Reveal Market House, Minchinhampton. Come along to celebrate the completion of repairs and improvements at the Undercroft. Free refreshments.
Saturday, 4th 4.30-5.20pm Tea-Time Concert Enigma Duo Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Laurence Kempton (violin) and Catherine Thomas (harp) present a programme featuring all sorts – from wedding bells to that of a humble bicycle. Admission free with retiring collection. Proceeds for the organ and window.
Saturday, 4th 7.30-10.30pm Arkwright’s Cash Bingo. Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Book sales 7:15pm. Eyes down 7:45pm. All in – £15 for 10 x 6 game books. All welcome as guests can be signed in.
Wednesday, 8th 9.30-11.30am M.A.P.S. Meeting (Minchinhampton Additional Needs Parents Support) Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton. Support group for parents/carers/family members of children with any type of additional need/disability/ neurodivergence. Anyone who feels as if this group would benefit them is welcome.
Wednesday, 8th 3.15-5.00pm Messy Church. Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Thursday, 9th 10.00am-12.30pm Minchinhampton Probus: Charlie Chaplin (part 2). Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Meeting starts 10.30am. New members and guests welcome. email@example.com.
Thursday, 9th 7.30-9.30pm Amberley Gardening Club: AGM & Gardeners Question Time/Quiz. Amberley Parish Rooms. For further details about joining Amberley Gardening Club, please contact Christopher Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 11th 7.30-10.00pm Glowing Bright (Air in G Event) Market House, Minchinhampton. The Story of Marie Sklodowska Curie; one of the most famous scientists of all time, written and performed by Alison Neil. Tickets £12.00 (plus booking fee) here, or cash at Market Stores. (Note combined online Discount Ticket with Little Women £24.00)
Saturday, 11th 8.00-10.30pm. Suzie returns to the Club! Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. (having performed here on the Queens jubilee weekend). Members – Free, Guests £5.00.
Sunday, 12th 1.00-4.00pm. Snowdrops at Hyde (in aid of Horsfall House). The participating gardens are Hyde End, Hyde House, Hyde House Cottage and Ivy Cottage. A map can be found here. Entry to the event is by voluntary donation so please give generously if you can.
Sunday, 12th 6.30-10.30pm A Valentine’s Special Murder Mystery. Burleigh Court Hotel, Burleigh. 79.00 per head (includes delicious three course meal). Bookings here.
Sunday, 12th 7.30-10.00pm Little Women. Market House, Minchinhampton. One Actress, one Musician. Tickets £15 (plus booking fee) here, or cash at Market Stores. (Note combined online Discount Ticket with Glowing Bright £24.00)
Monday, 13th 7.00-9.30pm. Minchinhampton Parish Council Planning Committee. Trap House, West End. Members of the public wishing to join the meeting should email the deputy clerk to confirm details. Email: email@example.com
Wednesday, 15th 10.30am-12.00noon. New Social Book Club. Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road. Theme for this month’s book discussion “Love”.
Thursday, 16th 9.30-11.30am. Stroud Businesswomen’s Network Meeting. Minchinhampton New Golf Course, off Hampton Hill. Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 16th 10.30am-12.30pm Hampton Probus: Talbot House, a Home from Home. Cotswold Club, High Street. Members with guests by invitation. For further information contact: email@example.com
Thursday, 16th 12.00noon-3.00pm. Minchinhampton Ladies Lunch Club: Birds, Tigers and the Taj The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton Common. New members welcome but it is important to contact Biddy Hadfield before attending the lunch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 17th 9.00am-3.30pm. A trip to Stow on the Wold and Cream Tea at Huffkins Tea Rooms with Ian Jarvis. Coach £20, Cream Tea £16, Total £36 per person. Contact: 01453 833131
Friday, 17th 12.00-2.30pm Friday Lunch The Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. All welcome to a two-course hot lunch with coffee, or tea, and all donations will support a new project working with the Bishop of Masasi. Sign–up sheet at the back of the church to help with planning, and if you have particular dietary needs. For further information contact: Linda or Stephen Jarvis 884545.
Friday, 17th 7.30pm-10.00pm Oh What a Beautiful Evening! With the Opera Dudes (Air in G Event) and Box Bar. Box Village Hall. A wonderful celebration of the music of stage and screen from two consummate performers. Tickets: £12 (plus booking fee) here.
Sunday, 19th. 1.00-4.00pm. Snowdrops at Hyde (in aid of Horsfall House). The participating gardens are Hyde End, Hyde House, Hyde House Cottage and Ivy Cottage. A map can be found here. Entry to the event is by voluntary donation so please give generously if you can.
Monday 20th-Friday 24th 9.30am-3.30pm Half-Term Multi Sports Camp (Catch Academy) Minchinhampton Community Hub, Tobacconist Road. Fundamental ball and movement skills for children aged 6-12. £35 per day, £150 for week. For further information contact Steve Perkins 07925 930260, email: email@example.com
Monday 20th 7.30-9.30pm. Minchinhampton Gardening Club: National Garden Scheme. Minchinhampton School. For more information please contact the Secretary John Fivash tel: 01453 764956 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 21st 10.00am-12.00noon and 2.00-3.00pm. Come and Meet Glos Carers Hub. Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road. If you provide support to a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or unwell due to physical or mental health, Gloucestershire Carers Hub can offer advice.
Tuesday, 21st 2.00-4.00pm Half-term Craft Session. Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road. Drop in and join in the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event.
Tuesday 21st. 2.30-4.30pm Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club: Boundaries in the Landscape. Box Village Hall. Archaeology and Landscape History. Contribution of £2 from members and £5 from visitors is requested. Followed by refreshments at no additional charge. Contact: email@example.com Tel: 01452 813228. Tuesday, 21st 7.30-9.30pm Box Gardening Club: Gardening for Bees. Visitors welcome (£4 per talk). Contact: Email BoxGarden@box-village.com, or Mark Rogers. 01453 833558, Gill Ogle 01453 839041
Thursday, 23rd 10.00am-12.30pm Minchinhampton Probus: Pathways of Gloucestershire Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Meeting starts 10.30am. New members and guests welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 23rd 2.00-4.00pm Half-term Craft Session. Minchinhampton Community Library School Road. Drop in & join in the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free Event.
Thursday, 23rd 6.30-10.00pm Burleigh Court Supper Club Burleigh Court Hotel, Burleigh. £75 per person. Book tickets here:
Thursday, 23rd 7.30-10.00pm The Crown Quiz. The Crown, High Street, Minchinhampton.
Saturday, 25th 7.30-10.30pm Arkwright’s Quiz (provisional*) Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. *Check with Club beforehand
Sunday, 26th 10.00am-1.00pm. Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group: Walk around Daneway. Meet at Bell Lane carpark to car share. Contact: email@example.com
Monday, 27th 7.00-9.30pm. Minchinhampton Parish Council Full Meeting. Baptist Church Office Room, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton. Members of the public wishing to join the meeting should email the clerk to confirm details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 28th 7.00-9.30pm. Minch Book Club. Table 14, The Crown, High Street, Minchinhampton. February’s book is Hello Stranger by Rachel Marks. Contact: Rachel Montgomery at email@example.com or 07715 303707.
Wednesday, 1st March 2.30-4.30. Women’s Institute: Garden Birds. Coronation Scout Hut, Dr Browns Road. Guests and visitors are always welcomed. For more details, contact 884606.
Productions at the Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street, Stroud
As we have said before, we don’t normally publish events outside the parish of Minchinhampton but in view of the difficult climate for the arts and the fact that the Cotswold Playhouse is so popular we print below details of their performances. Book online here or phone 0333 666 3366.
Around the World in 80 Days
Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th February at 7.30pm Tickets £13 adults, £8 for under-16s
11th February at 7.30pm Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII
Fri 24th February at 7.30pm Tickets £12.
As always, please do get in touch if you would like us to add anything to our newsletters or if you see any omissions or alterations. If you know of any newcomers to the town, please do tell them about MinchLife and this newsletter.
Anne and Janet