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Cotswold names day for leisure centre re-opening

Cirencester’s Cotswold Leisure Centre is due to re-open its doors to the public on March 1st following complex repairs to extensive flood damage, Cotswold District Council announced today.

The Centre’s plant room was damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water after the unprecedented rainfall which hit Gloucestershire on July 20th.

Explore a selection of shoes at Cotswold Museum session

Step into line at the Corinium Museum next month when local nursery children join forces with staff to create a temporary shoe show.

The museum will team up with local nurseries Stepping Stones, Bright Eyes Nursery, Cirencester Opportunity Group and Acorns Nursery School, to offer each group individual historic shoe ‘handling sessions’.

The 35-minute sessions, led by one of the Museum’s Education Officers, will allow the toddlers to understand why we wear shoes, explore different types of shoes and take part in a range of activities, including drawing shoes and playing ‘shoe pairs’.

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Rural cinema to tell famous writer’s romance

Follow the life of famous female author Jane Austen when the Corinium Museum welcomes the rural cinema project back to Cirencester later this month.

The Park Street museum will show ‘Becoming Jane’ on Sunday November 25th, a film from 2006 which tells how 18th and 19th Century author Jane Austen was swept of her feet by a dashing romance in her early years as a writer.

This romance with an Irish rogue – which never lasted for the young author – inspired Austen to write many of her later literary masterpieces, including Emma (1816), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Sense and Sensibility (18

Festive family fun with ‘Goward the Coward’

Chalemina performing ‘Sir Goward the Coward’Come in from the cold and be warmed by dragons, knights and fair damsels when theatre company Chalemina perform ‘Sir Goward the Coward and the Feasty Beasty’ at the Corinium Museum next month.

The travelling company will show t

Gold hoard comes home to the Cotswolds

Corinium Museum curator John Paddock and the collection of Bronze Age goldA hoard of valuable Bronze Age gold is in the Cotswolds for good after a 3,000 year old collection went on show at the Corinium Museum in September.

The stash had been staying at the British Muse

Make Bronze Age jewellery at Museum session

Silver Wrist Workshop (c) Corinium Museum 2007Master the art of Bronze Age metal working at an adult day session being held in Cirencester later this month.

Keen metal workers are invited to the Corinium Museum in Park Street on Saturday November 17th, where they can make a

Classic pottery comes to Corinium Museum

Benjamin, David, Simon & Patricia EelesGo potty over pottery at the Corinium Museum this winter and come and feast your eyes on a wide range of family wares.

The Eeles Family Pottery exhibition will be on display at the Park Street museum from November 3rd until January next year, and will showcase a vast collection of pottery dishes, platters, vases, jars, cooking pots, cheese dishes and wine jars.

All the pottery is available to buy, an

Master mosaic making at Corinium Museum session

The Hare Mosaic at the Corinium Museum, CirencesterDesign and make a beautiful mosaic at this exciting day school for adults, taking place at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Tuesday 30th October.

Using the stunning Roman mosaics at the Museum as their inspiration, participants will

‘Arty-ology’ event at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum

Come to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester this autumn and discover your creative side, thanks to ‘Arty-ology’, a drop-in drawing session for the whole family being held on Saturday October 13th.

The event, which runs from 11am-3pm, will give young and old alike the chance to draw unusual artefacts from the museum’s collection and experiment with a range of different art materials provided by museum staff.

Hands-on history sessions over half-term at the Corinium Museum

Rancid remedies and ancient legends are just two of the sessions available for families at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum this half term.

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