Advent Festival 2017

Cirencester Advent Festival will take place on Saturday 2 December and marks the day that we kick off the Christmas season.

Cirencester Town Council, organisers of the Cirencester Sparkles Advent Festival, is delighted to announce that Charlie and Daisy May Cooper, stars from the BBC’s hit mockumentary, This Country, will be joining the Christmas fun and switching on the town’s lights on Saturday 2nd December.

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Charlie and Daisy May, who co-wrote and starred in the comical six part series exploring the lives of two cousins from Northleach, Kerry and Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe will be sharing some laughs with the crowd and getting the festive celebrations underway at this year’s event. The hilarious BBC3 show which has received nationwide acclaim, receiving over four million views has been so successful; a second series has been commissioned by the BBC which is currently being filmed locally. Excitingly, the pair has recently been selected in the British Academy of Film and Arts’ 20 Breakthrough Brits and will be supported by the Academy over the coming year. 

This year’s event focuses on the abundance of local young talent and will also host the live premier of ‘A Song for Cirencester’. Cirencester Town Council has partnered with the Barn Theatre’s creative team, who have written the song, which will be sung and filmed at the event. The song will be released as a charity single with all proceeds going to two mental health charities; Cotswold Counselling and Mind. Join in on the fun and go to

Cirencester Sparkle’s Advent Festival will be bigger and better this year, including a giant screen projecting the sights and sounds of the festival, a special vintage and acoustic stage, ‘The Itzehoe Stage’, on Cricklade Street, featuring local artists, festive markets extending into Cricklade and Castle Streets as well as the main Market Place; featuring fair rides, Santa story telling, a colouring competition, main stage, delicious local street food & drink and much more.

What’s more, there will be lots of fun and surprises throughout the day as shops and businesses are being asked to help make Cirencester Sparkle by entering into the spirit of the day with special themes, entertainment and special promotions

It’s all made possible by local businesses and volunteers, in particular Cirencester solicitors Alison Fielden & Co our headline sponsor. If you are interested in getting involved or exploring sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cirencester Town Council.

Cirencester boasts an established quality Christmas Markets, providing a very special and unique quality Christmas shopping experience.This year’s Christmas themed markets will take place on Saturday 2nd December and Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December in and around the Market Place. Plus there will be more markets to enjoy throughout the festive season. To find out more go to the Christmas Markets page. 

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