MinchLife were so pleased to see so many people enjoying the fun at the Coronation Street party on 7th May and the weather could not have been more kind. We are now working on the Fayre to be held on Saturday, 9th September. Do visit the website if you would like to take part in any way or to volunteer to help.
We are having a Garden Party on Sunday, 4th June. It is a real treat to visit this special garden as the owner is a professional garden designer. It is from 5.30 pm – 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 each – a bit pricey, but it is a fundraising event for the Fayre and there will be bubbly and canapes. Do email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come.
Sadly Jilly Jennings, a well known and much loved resident of Minchinhampton, died recently at home at the age of 105. Her Thanksgiving service will be on 21st June at 12.30 pm at Holy Trinity. A full obituary will be in next month’s Parish Magazine.
Please don’t spray weed killer anywhere that the cows can graze. Weed killer is potentially harmful to cows. Also some of the cattle are raised organically and the presence of treated weeds threatens their organic status. We all know how important the cows are to the common – please help them stay healthy!
The Great Big Green Week (10th – 17th June)
See the list of events below, but they range from a blitz in the churchyard on the 10th, to a litter pick on 13th and finally The Big Green Summer Fete on Saturday, 17th hosted by Minch PTA and supported by MinchCan. There will be a BBQ, circus skills, forest school crafts, Falconry display, Fun Science, music, country dancing and more! It will be the first summer fete held for several years and it is hoped it’ll be a really successful event that brings the community together. (12pm – 4pm)
The Market House is 325 years old!
Many celebrations are planned for this year to help raise money for this prestigious building and to mark this milestone. It all starts with a Ceilidh on 24th June. Other events include: a birthday party in July; a history exhibition and evening; Talks; a historic Minchinhampton pub walk; an Antiques Road show; a wine tasting evening and so much more. Watch out for more information in the coming months …
Minch Players’ next production will be Oliver! (from 30th November – 2nd December)
Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings in the Market House, from September. They need plenty of actors, chorus singers, front of house, back stage helpers and general support staff. Children and young people particularly welcome. Anyone can join in, there are no auditions. There is an informal get together with refreshments on 20th June – see below. If you can’t make that evening but would like to be included, please register your interest by email to Terry Robinson email@example.com or Possum Doyle firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from Duncan Woods: We are all set for this year’s Charity Walk on 11th June. It’s a perfect opportunity to see Gatcombe Wood and Water Gardens of Avening Court (by kind permission of their owners), to stretch your legs and the dog’s and to support your local elderly-care charity. If you continue the full circular route it’s 10 miles in total or 7 miles if you follow our more direct route back to Minchinhampton. And there’s always the shuttle bus back from Avening if that’s enough walking for the day! All the details with online registration and online donation (ideal for a swift check-in on the day) and a downloadable map and directions are here. Email email@example.com with any queries. Hope to see you there.
Also, don’t forget the Festival Players and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is being held on Friday, 16th June in the gardens of Horsfall House with picnics from 6.00pm and performance at 7.00pm. See below for booking details.
Longfield Community Hospice have a number of fundraising events coming up with something for everyone! Their annual ball will be taking place on 24th June at Cotswold Water Park, set to be a glamorous evening with delicious food, fabulous entertainment and dancing – all wrapped up into one sparkling evening with an extravagant Mad Hatter’s theme. Tickets are still available here Other events coming up include their Make a Will information evening, Run the Rainbow and their Summer Fete. Please see all their upcoming events here.
Minchinhampton Folk Club
The Folk club are holding their 20th Anniversary Celebration Festival in the last week of June. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:45pm through the year at the Cotswold Club in the High Street, especially welcoming new performers of folk/roots-related music. The festival kicks off with a folk session in the undercroft of the Market House on 24th June, a ceilidh in the evening, a session in the Crown Inn on Wednesday, poetry and words and a folk meeting on Thursday in the Cotswold Club and a full day of events on Saturday 1st July in the Undercroft, and the Cotswold Club, culminating with Johnny Coppin with local support Blondes with Beards in the evening. See below for more details.
Minchinhampton Community Library
The library’s new Knit & Natter group has got off to a good start. The group has decided to meet fortnightly on Tuesdays, from 2.15-4.00pm. If you are interested in joining, please email Secretary@mclt.org.uk or pop into the library and speak to a volunteer.
Henry’s Bakehouse Cafe
has a new chef and is expanding… Open 8-5 Monday – Saturday, 9 – 4 Sunday. Proudly using local suppliers, earth friendly packaging & honest ingredients to support the community & embrace sustainability. Woefuldane Organic Dairy Farm, Minchinhampton supplies Henry’s with organic milk & dairy produce ensuring a constant super fresh supply.
Henry’s has a selection of artisan breads, pastries, cakes and barista coffee as well as a dine in/takeout food menu, with variations available for food sensitivities, vegans & vegetarians. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our local pub has been buzzing lately as the outside courtyard garden and bar have been very popular in the fine weather. Live music, a quiz and a dog walk this month, see below.
Burleigh Court Hotel
The Burleigh Court Hotel are holding numerous events during June. They include patio fireside dining, tea on the terrace, supper club, foraging experiences, and kitchen garden workshop. Please check the Events section on their website here, and our events diary online.
New Summer Outdoor Bootcamp
Is to be held every Saturday Morning at 8:30 am on Minchinhampton Common – by the reservoir.
Forthcoming Events for your Diary
9th July: A children’s Bring your own teddy tea party followed by a 325th Birthday party in the Market House to mark the 325 Appeal. NOTE THIS IS NO LONGER BEING HELD
14th July 5.30 pm. Music in the Garden. A picnic concert in the garden of Little Acre. Music will be organised by Warwick Cole supported by the Corelli ensemble. Tickets are £5 from the Market Stores. In aid of the Organ Appeal.
19th July (Please note change of date). Ian Jarvis coach trip to Tyntesfield, National Trust Park and Gardens. £20 coach trip and £16.50 entrance for non NT members. More details 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.
Thursday, 1st 10.30am-12.00noon Hampton Probus: How to get kids to read. Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Members with guests by invitation. For further information contact: email@example.com
Thursday, 1st 2.00-4.00pm Half-term Craft Session for children aged 3+. Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free-of-charge.
Friday, 2nd 6.30-8.00pm Box Bar. Box Village Hall. An enjoyable social hub for the village.
Saturday, 3rd 10.00am-12.00noon Coffee Morning Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church Minchinhampton. All welcome. If you require a lift please call 01453 889004
Saturday, 3rd 10.00am-3.00pm Teak Garden Furniture Sale Market House, Minchinhampton
Sunday, 4th 4.00-6.00pm (Gates open 2.30pm) The Comedy of Errors (Rain or Shine Theatre Company) Manor House, Amberley. Outdoor event. Tickets: £16, Concessions £15, Children £8. Tel: 0330 660 0541 or online here.
Sunday, 4th 5.30-7.30pm MinchLife Garden Party Wine, Bubbles and Canapes. £25.00 per head. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Monday, 5th 10.30-12.00noon Poems in the Porch Room Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Welcomes all, but especially people who are living with memory problems. Contact Jo Smith on 01453 834714 for further information.
Wednesday, 7th 2.30-4.30pm Minchinhampton Women’s Institute: The Art Pad Glass Garden. Coronation Scout Hut, Dr Browns Road. Guests and visitors are always welcomed. For more details, contact 884606.
Thursday, 8th 10.00am-12.00pm Minchinhampton Probus: SS Great Britain, the Launch and Relaunch. Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Meeting starts 10.30am. New members and guests welcome. Contact John Collinson email@example.com
Thursday, 8th 8.00-11.00pm Songbook Session: Michael Messer’s Mitra. The Ragged Cot, Cirencester Road. A mix of Blues and Indian slide guitar with Tabla percussion. Tickets: £15 online here.
Friday, 9th & Saturday, 10th 7.30-9.45pm Everything is coming up Roses! Stuart Singers Concert. Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Tickets: £12 from M & B Stores, Minchinhampton, online here or Lyn Bevis 01453 882440. Under 16s free on Saturday with an accompanying adult.
Saturday, 10th 10.30-11.30am Church Count on Nature Churchyard, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. More information from gp.south@btopenworld or 883456
Saturday, 10th 8.00-10.15pm Tim Hughes: Folk Blues Yesterday & Today Market House, Minchinhampton. Tickets: £10 from M & B Stores, Minchinhampton (cash only) or online here. In aid of Guide Dogs.
Sunday, 11th 9.30am-5.00pm Horsfall House Charity Walk to enjoy Gatcombe Wood and the Water Gardens of Avening Court. Register online here and check in at Minchinhampton Community Library. Suggested minimum donation for an individual 16 or over is £12, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £30, Children under 16 £6.
Sunday, 11th 10.00-11.30am Big Green Week Service Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. A special service reflecting on the need to care for God’s creation and Eco Church initiatives.
Monday, 12th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 13th 10.00-11.00am Litter Pick (The Great Big Green Week) Set off from Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Everyone welcome. All equipment provided. Contact email@example.com if you have spotted an area that needs attention.
Wednesday, 14th 2.00-3.30pm Messy Church Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Thursday, 15th 10.30am-12.00noon. Hampton Probus: Speaker TBA. Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Members with guests by invitation. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 15th 12.00noon-3.00pm. Minchinhampton Ladies Lunch Club: Rosemary Verey and Barnsley House. The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton Common. New members welcome but it is important to contact Biddy Hadfield before attending the lunch. email@example.com
Friday, 16th 12.00-2.30pm Friday Lunch The Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. All welcome to a two-course lunch. 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, 16th 6.00-9.00pm Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (The Festival Players) Horsfall House, Windmill Road. Outdoor event. Tickets: Tickets: £14.50 (concessions £13) 10% discount for parties of 10 and over. Available from M & B Stores, Minchinhampton and Shiny Goodness, Nailsworth. Also online here.
Friday, 16th 6.30-8.00pm Box Bar. Box Village Hall. An enjoyable social hub for the village.
Saturday, 17th 12.00noon-4.00pm The Big Green Summer Fete Minchinhampton Academy, School Road. BBQ, circus skills, forest school crafts, Falconry display, Fun Science, music, country dancing and more.
Saturday, 17th 7.00-9.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm) Zimbe! Come Sing the Songs of Africa. Stroud Choral Society. Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Tickets Adults £15; 12-18s £5; Under 12s Free, available from M & B Stores, Minchinhampton, Shiny Goodness Nailsworth, online here and on the door.
Tuesday, 20th 6.30-8.30pm Minchinhampton Players Social Get-together Market House, Minchinhampton. An opportunity to find out more about becoming involved. Refreshments available.
Tuesday, 20th 7.00-9.30pm. Minch Book Club. Table 14, The Crown, High Street, Minchinhampton. June’s book is “Watching the English” by Kate Fox. Contact: Rachel Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07715 303707.
Tuesday, 20th 7.30-9.30pm Box Gardening Club Box Village Hall. Visitors welcome (£4 per talk). Please check in advance that this meeting is being held – Email BoxGarden@box-village.com, or Mark Rogers. 01453 833558, Gill Ogle 01453 839041
Wednesday, 21st 10.30am-12.00noon. Social Book Club. Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road. “Crime” will be the theme for this month’s book discussion. This can be interpreted as you wish.
Thursday, 22nd 9.00am-5.00pm Coach Trip to Black Country Living Museum, Dudley with Ian Jarvis. Coach £26.50. Museum entrance £15.50 – Total £42 per person. For more information email email@example.com or telephone 01453 833131.
Thursday, 22nd 10.00am-12.00pm Minchinhampton Probus: TBC. Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. Meeting starts 10.30am. New members and guests welcome. Contact John Collinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 24th 11.00am-1.00pm Community Dog Walk with Jess from Pamper & Scamper. Meet at the Crown Inn, High Street.
Saturday, 24th 12.00noon-5.00pm Folk in the Undercroft Market House, Minchinhampton. (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Free event.
Saturday, 24th 7.30-10.30pm Ceilidh with Finnegans Wok and Stroud Styx Morris side Market House, Minchinhampton. (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Tickets: £12 from the Market House website here and will be on sale soon from M & B Stores, Minchinhampton.
Saturday, 24th 7.30-10.30 Provisional: Crisis Bottle Draw Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton.
Sunday, 25th 10.00am-1.30pm Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group – Around Box. Meet at Box Village Hall. Contact: email@example.com If the weather is very poor, we will cancel by email by 9.00am.
Monday, 26th 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
Wednesday, 28th 2.00-3.00pm Understanding iCloud course. Market House, Minchinhampton. No charge to attend, but please email email@example.com to reserve your place. Don’t forget to bring your fully charged iPhone and any questions you may have.
Wednesday, 28th 7.30-9.30pm Royal British Legion: “The Magic and the Mystery of Glenn Miller”. Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. You do not need to have served in the armed forces to attend meetings or to become a member of your local Royal British Legion branch. Contact: Roger Sims firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob 07807278004
Thursday, 29th 9.30-11.00am. Stroud Businesswomen’s Network Meeting. Minchinhampton New Golf Course, off Hampton Hill. Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting please email email@example.com
Thursday, 29th 12.00noon-1.30pm Poetry & Words Session (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Free entry.
Thursday, 29th 7.30-10.00pm The Crown Quiz Crown Inn, High Street, Minchinhampton. Only £1 per person entry. Bookings: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01453 608010
Friday, 30th 4.00-6.00pm. Ping Pong & Games Club. Box Village Hall. All ages welcome. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, 1st 10.00am-12.00noon Coffee Morning Porch Room, Holy Trinity Church Minchinhampton. All welcome. If you require a lift please call 01453 889004
Saturday, 1st 12.00noon-1.00pm Stroud Ukes (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Market House Undercroft, Minchinhampton. Free entry.
Saturday, 1st 1.00-5.00pm Acoustic Sessions – booked slots (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. Free entry.
Saturday, 1st 7.30-10.00pm “Abendlied”: Cantores Chamber Choir Concert Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. A programme of music by Bach, Bruckner, Brahms, Schutz and Rheinberger, including his Mass in E flat for double choir. Tickets: £15 adults, Under 18s free Online here
Saturday, 1st 7.30-10.30pm Johnny Coppin in Concert with local support Blondes with Beards (A Minchinhampton Folk Club 20th Anniversary Festival event) Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton. For tickets please see Minchinhampton Folk Club facebook page.
Events at the Cotswold Playhouse:
8th – 10th and 14th – 17th June at 7.30pm. The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Tickets £15
Based on Charles Dickens’s final and unfinished novel this rollicking and rambunctious musical is totally unique. With the Cotswold Playhouse transformed into a Victorian musical hall, you decide the ending in a murder mystery with a twist with more than 630 possible endings to choose from.
Saturday 20th June at 7.30 pm. The Mikado Tickets £22 (£20 concessions)
The Mikado now set in Ancient Rome in Opera Anywhere’s ingenious new production. “The Emperor of Rome” is a sparklingly clever story with twists and turns at every scene. With well-known songs including “I’ve got a little list”, “Three little maids from school” and many more, you can sing along to this hilarious journey with a fresh take on a well-loved story.
Friday 30th June. The Half. Tickets £12
Hilarious, intelligent and seriously moving, Danielle Ward’s play from Tread Softly Productions is a no-holds-barred look at being a woman in comedy.
To book for all productions, please go online here or call the box office on 0333 666 3366
Tetbury Music Festival
The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and offers a truly remarkable line-up. Please click here. Tickets are on sale already.
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