What’s On


Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm May 4,18    

Sherston High Street For further details call clerk@sherston.org.uk or mobilelibraries@wiltshire.gov.uk


The Carpenter’s Arms

Coffee, pastries and cakes open from 8.30am whilst Angel closed – cyclists, dogs and children welcome

Quiz night – check boards for details

For further details call 840665 or visit https://www.facebook.com/carpenters.armssherston


The Rattlebone Inn

Monday Quiz Nights Every Monday at 7:30pm Free entry and prizes for the winning team

Boules League starts in April – apply via Rattlebone

For further details call 840871 or follow on Twitter or visit http://www.therattlebone.co.uk/


Christian Aid week

In Sherston a band of volunteers will be posting red collection envelopes through your door and coming back to collect them later in the week. Please receive the collectors kindly and give what you can. If you don’t want to make a donation you can leave your empty envelope outside your door in a prominent place so that you will not be disturbed. 12-18 May This year’s donations will focus on helping vulnerable mothers and babies in Sierra Leone If you have moved into the cashless society and would like to make a donation in that way go online at christianaid.org.uk.

Gauzebrook raises typically in excess of £3,500 each year

For further details call Sue Robinson on 841263 or visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christianaidweek


Sherston POP weekend

the world’s only POP up village is back! Fri 17- Sun 19 May We have 49 amazing shops and experiences for you to enjoy over the weekend, held in homes and gardens around Sherston Far too many to list here – please see the main section for more details. Maps online https://popupsherston.com

Over the POP weekend you could… build and float a boat on the river; be wowed at the hair raising Circus of Science show (complete with dry ice and an explosion or two!); get expert tuition on making beautiful clay animals or slime making; relax with a Thai hand massage or a yoga session; play at the board games cafe or Sherston’s own mini golf course; get help in going plastic free making ecobricks or beeswax wraps; enjoy a night out at The Fab Family Show or Davey’s Disco Bingo and have a weekend off cooking and enjoy Rob Strong’s Persian kebabs, the Cheetham’s bacon butties, Jay’s Thai curries, the van Rooyen’s Samosas or a Yorkshire Sop Supper by Pat and Roger!

There is a POP for everyone in the village to enjoy. If you fancy a quiet cuppa and a wander – try The BIG Brekkie at The British School Rooms and POP up Pilgrim or the Treasure Trail around the village. Something more energetic? Hop over to Sherston Shooters netball or get your bike out for the Strongs Close Take Back the Streets POP. A little shopping? Martha’s headbands and scrunchies are super cool or discover a pre loved children’s book at Hey Good Bookin’! a mini cookery school by the wonderful Hobbs House Bakery. We are very excited to welcome Sasha Jenner, the patisserie chef for Hobbs House, who will be treating us to bread and butter pudding made with the Sherston Overnighter!

Pick up a map from Sherston stores (near the post office counter) or Shear Class and check out all the details on http://www.popupsherston.com to start planning your weekend of fun on your doorstep. All the profits will go to Sherston Primary School and Sherston Village Hall. There will also be a POP pre-book list on the Post Office notice board.

For further details call call Kirsty Strachan on 07841 571943 or visit Facebook: POP up Sherston or http://www.popupsherston.com

Sherston WI Talks

Demonstration of Wood Turning with John Boyne-Aitken Village Hall 2 May 7.30pm

Mary Monro tells the story of her father’s escape from a Japanese POW camp Tues 6 June 7.30pm in Village Hall   For further details call Secretary 07388 606785


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

All Starts Cricket programme for years R,1,2,3 is now available for booking. https://allstarscricket.co.uk/sherstonmagna

League fixtures on http://sherstonmagnacc.co.uk/matches

Pinkney Park Ground For further details call cricket@sherstonmagnacc.co.uk or visit http://sherstonmagnacc.co.uk


Sherston Senior Club

Mystery tour 7 May Meet at the Carpenters 1.25pm, High St 1.30pm £10 members £12 visitors If space allows, visitors are welcome to come on our outings please contact Helen Quirk 840516 for more information.

Mystery Speaker 21-May Members free, visitors £2

Annual trip to Weston-Super-Mare 4-Jun Members £10 Visitors £12 contact Helen Quirk 840516 to book a place For further details call Helen Quirk


Sherston Theatre Club

Visits to theatres, flower shows, museums, exhibitions and houses and gardens of interest with coach travel to/from Sherston Membership £20.00 per annum, which gives the member and one guest the opportunity to buy tickets and coach fares for the advertised events, £1 extra for additional guests. Often the tickets are at the group booking discount price.

Windsor Horse show and Pageant. 10-May

Ballet at at Cardiff Northern Ballet Theatre “Victoria” 23-May

Visit to Sonning Water Mill to see a comedy about class of Belly dancers 11-Jun

For further details call Helen Quirk 840516 helenandjim@thequirks.plus.com or visit www.sherstontheatreclub.co.uk

Sherston Boules & Carnival

Boules Team entries Entries for this year’s Sherston Boules Festival Sat 13 July now open to all comers. Please note that entries will be made online via or payment portal on http://www.sherstonboules.org.

For further details and offers of help organising see the Facebook page @SherstonBoulesFestival or email sherstonboules@gmail.com. or visit www.sherstonboules.org

Open Gardens Trail in aid of Sherston Church

Church Sat 15 – Sun 16 Jun 2019 New gardens open for the first time in addition to favourites, and some changes to previously showed gardens

If you would like to open your garden ( all proceeds go towards the upkeep of Sherston Church), please contact Pat Whitehouse 840640, or Heather Martin 840375. Donations of cakes, surplus seedlings, cuttings or divided perennials most welcome



The Holford Arms

Live Music every weekend  Check boards for more details of events

For further details call 01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.co.uk


Pop Up Café

The Alderton Pop-Up Café will return in May, bringing the usual mix of delicious cakes and beverages combined with family-friendly activities. Proceeds will be divided between the Pond, the Village Hall and the Church. The first date for this year is Sun 26 May with Duck-themed outdoor actives and indoor crafts. The next dates are 16 Jun and 21 July

Alderton Village Hall For further details call Groups welcome, but please give fair warning.

Email: jackie.muggleton@icloud.com or visit

Easton Grey

Whatley Manor

Fine Wine and Drinks Society The club will meet for tastings once a month and will be held in The Green Room, our brand new dining space. Annual membership £50 per annum. To book contact Daniel Davies on 827076 or email sommelier@whatleymanor.com

Sunday Cinema £45 includes your cinema ticket for the screening and popcorn and a 3 course lunch or dinner in Le Mazot brasserie. Lunch first from 12 noon with the film starting promptly at 2.30pm. For the dinner screening enjoy the film first starting promptly at 5pm followed by dinner in Le Mazot brasserie from 7.15pm. Bohemian Rhapsody 12 May Mary Poppins Returns 9 Jun

Introduction to Watercolour with Artist Lynn Ede Learn how to produce a perfect watercolour under the tuition of local artist Lynn Ede. Lynn is an exhibited and published British artist living in the Cotswolds. Working

in watercolour, she loves the challenge of controlling the sometimes unpredictable qualities of moving pigment across paper with splashes of water, and the exciting, fresh results it can produce. During this hands-on masterclass you will be given all the tools needed to learn key watercolour techniques including the importance of the materials you use. After lunch, Lynn will guide you through a practical exercise to create your own piece of art.The day also includes a gift bag full of all the basic materials you need to continue practicing your skills. Tues 2 May Includes: Tea and coffee on arrival, Deutz Champagne reception with canapés.Two-course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and treats. A goodie bag will be yours to take away. Price: £90.00 per person

Planting Your Own Kitchen Garden with Andy Spreadbury Discover the pleasure of growing your own food. Whatley’s Head Gardener, Andy Spreadbury, manages a successful kitchen garden producing food for our menus. Discover his top tips for successful planting and growing year-round.

Over lunch Andy will share his knowledge of the best varieties and nutrients for your plants. In the afternoon there will be a practical session planting seeds to take home with you. By the end of the day you will have enough knowledge to start your own successful kitchen garden. Tues 14 May 9.30am Includes: Tea and coffee on arrival, Deutz Champagne reception with canapés. Two-course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and treats. Price: £70.00 per person

Create Spring table pieces with our florist Jill Jeffries Whatley florist Jill Jeffries will deliver a one-day practical master class in making a Spring floral arrangement. You’ll be provided with an abundance of Spring foliage, seasonal flowers and natural garden decorations as Jill demonstrates and offers guidance to help you create a sensational Spring centre piece and learn the skills to replicate this at home.

After the masterclass enjoy a glass of Deutz Champagne with your fellow students before indulging in a relaxed lunch, the perfect opportunity to ask Jill for any floral tips. Wed 22 May 9.30am Includes: Tea and coffee on arrival, Deutz Champagne reception with canapés. Two-course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and treats. Price: £80.00 per person

Whatley Manor For further details call 834026 or visit www.whatleymanor.com


Luckington Quiz Night

Fundraiser for Luckington Pre-school Sat 18 May 7pm. Teams of 6. Come as a team or join on the night. This event always sells out, but there are a few tickwets left at time of going to press Tickets £15 include a bowl of curry/ chilli and a drink – all proceeds to the pre-school. Tickets available at Luckington Shop

Luckington Village Hall For further details call chair@luckingtonpreschool.org.uk or visit chair@luckingtonpreschool.org.uk


Luckington Youth Café

Weekly event for ages 11-16 Saturdays 6-6.30pm Big Questions & Discussions, 6.30-7.30pm Food, games and chill Luckington Village Hall For further details call Becky Fisher becky.fisher@deanery.org.uk


Luckington Community School

Open Day Thurs 13 Jun 9.15 – 11.30am If you are considering primary places for September 2020 then drop in to Luckington Community School to meet students, staff, governors and have a tour of the facilities – Thursday 13th June, 9.15am – 11.30am. Come and see what opportunities a smaller school can offer your child.

For further details call 840297 or admin@luckington.wilts.sch.uk or visit http://www.luckingtonschool.co.uk


Sopworth Ladies Club

Monthly meetings Meetings held at 7.30 pm in Sopworth Village Hall on the first Tuesday of each month Membership Fee: £8 plus £2 payable at each meeting, Visitors: £4 All visitors are welcome.

For further details call Jayne Dickenson on 840930 or visit



The Arboretum

STIHL Treetop Walkway The main walkway is step-free, making it accessible to visitors on foot, using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs and to those with dogs on leads. It is 300m long and gradually rises on gentle inclines to a height of 13m. Scramble up to the crow’s nest viewing platform; cross the rope bridge; Peer through the mesh-floored section Specialist Wood Sales every Sat 10am-1pm in aid of FOWA

Summer concerts – tickets now on sale Stereophonics Thurs 13 Jun; Paul Weller Fri 14 Jun Jack Savoretti Sat 15 Jun; HAÇIENDA CLASSIÇAL Sun 16 Jun

Till end of Nov 2019 admission prices Adults £10, those arriving by bike or public transport £7, Children (5-18) £4, under 5s free, 1 carer allowed free per paying disabled visitor

For further details call 880220 or visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt


Westonbirt Community Choir

Westonbirt Schools’ Director of Music, Nicola Atwell will be starting a community choir at Westonbirt School. Rehearsals will take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm and will cost £4 per session. There is NO audition and NO experience in singing is necessary. Open to local residents, the aim of the choir is to sing, laugh, and enjoy making music! There is no audition and we will cover a variety of styles from Popular Music, Musical Theatre, Film, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Soul, World and Classical. For further details call natwell@westonbirt.org


Westonbirt School

Picnic in the Park Sat 18 May

Jazz on the Lawn Sun 19 May More details next month

Westonbirt School For further details call Tania Warner on 880333 or twarner@westonbirt.org or visit http://www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk


Shipton Moyne

Shipton Moyne Opera

Opera A La Carte present Tosca Fri 31 May and Sat 1 June 2019 in aid of Tetbury Hospital Glyndebourne style – Bring a picnic supper for dinner in the long interval in marquees in the beautiful grounds Street Farm, Shipton Moyne For further details call Email: shiptonmoyneopera@gmail.com or visit http://www.smopera.org



Flicks in the Sticks

A Star is Born Fri 10 May Doors open 6.30 and film starts at 7.30pm Tickets £3.50 in advance from jennybody@btconnect.com (01454 238358) or £4 on the night

In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally.  She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent

Didmarton Village Hall For further details call Jenny Body 01454 238358 or jenny.body@btconnect.com



Badminton Horse Trials

Wed 1 – Sun 5 May from 9 / 9.30 am Gates open at 8am See website for ticket information Under 12s free. Cash (only) at gate is £2 more than advance tickets. Free admission after 4pm

Badminton For further details call 01454 218375 or boxoffice@badminton-horse.co.uk

or visit http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk




Events at Malmesbury Children’s centre

Workshops for toddlers, infants and new parents Free parenting courses for parents with children under 5 – check website for details free crèche

Malmesbury Children’s Centre For further details call 825566 or email: malmesburycc@spurgeons.org or visit http://www.malmesburycc.org


Singing for the Brain

Singing sessions are led by a trained Singing for the Brain leader Every other Monday 1.30-3pm a free service (funded by Wiltshire council) is designed to be a fun, stimulating and social activity for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their family/friends or carers. For session dates and to book your place please call Pam Ollis at our Chippenham office on

Malmesbury Activity Zone, Bremilham Road For further details call 01249 443469 or e-mail nwilts@alzheimers.org.uk or visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk


Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra

Concert in Malmesbury Abbey Sat 8 June 7.30pm £8 featuring music from all your favourite movies. Singalong with music from The Greatest Showman, immerse yourself in the world of Narnia or Lord of the Rings, wallow in the nostalgia of ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’, sit on the edge of your seat for ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Gladiator’.

For further details call Tickets are available on the door or to reserve email: contact@rwbo.org.uk or Facebook – rwborchestra or visit http://www.rwbo.org.uk


Boules at the Bull

There is a friendly boules club at the Red Bull Inn on the Malmesbury road that meets every Thursday evening at 7.15pm. The large piste has an excellent surface and lighting. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced player you will have games with different people and widen your experience, juniors are particularly welcome. Boules are available for beginners and help will be given improve your game. For the more competitive members we have a team playing in the Cotswold Pétanque league. Just turn up any Thurs evening from now until the end of Oct and you will be made most welcome. No subscription charged in the first year of membership.

Doubles tournament Saturday 29 June

For further details call Sue McKechnie on 840601 or email susannemckechnie@hotmail.co.uk


Programmes and Activities at The RISE Trust

FREE Children’s Centre activities The RISE Trust supports many projects in North Wiltshire with 6 Children’s Centres in Chippenham, Cricklade, Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne. We provide Children’s Centre services for the Corsham and Malmesbury areas. We also run Youth services, such as mentoring and youth groups, and provide services to the elderly. The RISE Trust started as an initiative from a local church in Chippenham in 2004.

Seniors’ lunches The Rise Trust Volunteers regularly serve a Community Lunch for Seniors at St Paul’s Church Hall, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham at 12pm. This is a great way to make new friends and socialise. For more details please contact Vicky Watt on 01249 445288 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

Youth Club and Youth Café We run lots of activities for young people in Chippenham including a Youth Club and Youth Cafe Gemma Matthews 01249 464008 or gemmam@therisetrust.org

For further details call 01249 463 040 or visit http://www.therisetrust.org/programmesevents/


Malmesbury & District University of the Third Age

U3A is a unique organisation which provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities for retired and semi-retired people. There are over 400 members and around 40 different interest groups including arts and crafts, book group, history, gardening, dancing, theatre trips , languages, walking etc. U3A meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at Malmesbury town hall from 10- 11.45 for tea/coffee, a chat and to listen to our monthly speaker. Charge 50p

Nigel Linacre (from Wellboring, a charity making a difference in Africa)– Water for 100,000 via 100 wells Thurs 23 May

Lee Stripe (From Digital Investigations and Intelligence Unit, Wiltshire Police) – Understanding Cyber Crime and protecting ourselves from it Thurs 27 Jun

Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall For further details call Membership Secretary Ann Roberts-Phare on 823971 or visit http://www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk



Movies@Malmesbury is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help out with the running of Movies@Malmesbury please see a member of the staff at the end of a screening or email us ghcooke@hotmail.com A limited range of drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the bar adjacent to the cinema. A few cushions are available for use during M@M programmes. Please ask for one, remember availability is limited so arrive early if you want one! There is no charge for the cushion. Tickets: 2pm Matinee & 5.30pm screenings: Adults £5. Under 16’s £4.   8pm screenings: All tickets £6. Alternative Content (theatre, ballet, opera & art exhibitions) all tickets £10

This month’s films include:

Fri, 10 May 2 pm A Private War
Fri, 10 May 5.30pm Dumbo
Fri, 10 May 8 pm Fisherman’s Friends
Mon, 13 May 2 pm Fisherman’s Friends
Mon, 13 May 8 pm The Aftermath
Tues, 21 May 2 pm Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake *
Fri, 24 May 2 pm The Aftermath
Fri, 24 May 5.30pm Dumbo
Tues, 28 May 7.30pm Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake *

Next month’s

Mon, 3 June 8 pm The White Crow
Tues, 4 June 7.30pm Van Gogh and Japan *
Wed, 5 June 7 pm “The Taming of the Shrew” from RSC *
Fri, 7 June 2 pm The White Crow
Fri, 7 June 5.30pm To be confirmed
Fri, 7 June 8 pm Bel Canto
Tues, 11 June 2 pm Van Gogh and Japan Encore *
Tues, 11 June 7.15pm Romeo and Juliet (Royal Opera House Live) *
Mon, 17 June 8 pm Tolkien
Fri, 21 June 2 pm Bel Canto
Fri, 21 June 5.30 pm To be confirmed
Fri, 21 June 8 pm The Hustle

Malmesbury Town Hall For further details call Tickets are available at the Town Hall, on the door or online (a booking fee is payable) or visit http://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/cinema.html


Riverside Community

Saturday Friends 10.30am – 1.30pm and enjoy a cuppa and a friendly chat Drop in dates Sat 17 Nov, 8 Dec – for possible transport assistance call 07888 383844

Friends in Grief (FIG) FIG is a free community-based drop-in café where anyone bereaved is most welcome – where you can talk with others experiencing similar thoughts and feelings in an informal and supportive setting. every Tuesday, 2pm-4pm

Nail Cutting Service available at discounted rates Riverside Community Centre For further details call or visit www.riversidecommunitycentre.org.uk

Malmesbury Concert Band

Malmesbury Concert Band has been busy rehearsing its summer programme for performances between May and July in this, its 160th anniversary year. MCB is a concert wind band with approximately 35 woodwind and brass playing members. Subject to vacancies, it’s always happy to welcome new members. The Band is always pleased to receive requests to play at events in the local area.

Royal Victoria Park, Bath Sun 12 May 3– 5pm

Town Gardens, Old Town, Swindon Sun 2 Jun 3-4.30pm

Market Cross or Birdcage Walk, Malmesbury Sun 22 Jun 11am-12.30pm

Oaksey Village Fete Sun 29 Jun 2-4pm

Stratford Park, Stroud Sun 14 Jul 2.30 – 4.30pm

For further details call Tony Fleming, the Musical Director, on 575229 or tony@jacfleming.plus.com or visit www.freewebs.com/malmesburyconcertband


Woolsack Race

35 years of the world famous event Mon 27 May Races start at 12 noon, entertainment and stalls from 10am See website for parking Gumstool Hill For further details call tetburywoolsack@googlemail.com or visit http://www.tetburywoolsack.co.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed & The Yellow Lighted Bookshop

The Big Book Weekend Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend Fri 3 – Mon 6 May The Yellow Lighted Book shop is joining with Tetbury Goods Shed to present four days of authors, artists, academics, and craftspeople talking about and celebrating their latest books. Tickets range between £5 and £10, and are available from the Tetbury Goods Shed direct, or via website: http://www.yellow- lightedbookshop.co. uk

We are hoping to turn this into an annual book festival, and so welcome your feedback.

For further details call 500221 or visit http://www.yellow-lightedbookfestival.co.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed


Afternoon Tea Recitals Every Wednesday afternoon tea concerts in the Shed. Enjoy some lovely music with something delicious from the cafe.


The Four Sopranos 11 May

A colourful evening in more ways than one; join Richard George (piano) and 4 special sopranos for an evening to remember! £12.50

Earl Trio Featuring Michael Messer 25 May

Acoustic and slide guitars and a mixture of original songs covering Americana, country and blues.



Films at the Shed

“The Old Man with a Gun” (12A) on May 9. At the age of 70, career criminal Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are rookie detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek) who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

“The Favourite” (15) on May 15 starring Olivia Coleman. In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

“Colette” (15). May 30 it’s Based on a true story and set in 19th Century Paris – Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

There are films every Thursday evening, doors open at 7 for 7.30 and there is a pay bar.

Tickets are £7 or £5 for under 14 and are available on our website or on the door.

How to reach the Shed – use the sat nav postcode GL8 8EY  For further details call  info@shed-arts.co.uk or visit http://www.shed-arts.co.uk


Tetbury Art Society Spring Exhibition

Exhibition of member’s art in various media and subjects, come along and enjoy the variety of the exhibition. Most pictures will be for sale, there is also a chance to buy unframed pictures as well. Sat 4 – Mon 6 May 10am – 5pm   Free Entry

Market Cross For further details call or visit http://www.tetburyartsociety.org.uk


Wessex Concert Orchestra

Spring Concert at Malmesbury Abbey this year the concert features Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the young talent of pianist Kim Li. Also on the programme is the joyous Overture to the Magic Flute – Mozart and Brahm’s romantic Symphony no 2 Sat 28 Apr at 7.30pm £12/£10 concs from The Abbey bookshop, Michael Thomas Butchers at The Triangle Malmesbury, and the website http://www.wco.org.uk

Wessex Concert Orchestra is a challenging, sociable and friendly non-professional orchestra based in Chippenham but performing in the North Wiltshire area. It draws amateur players of all ages from the local area. The repertoire ranges from film and light music through to a challenging range of full symphonic works. It welcomes new members and has vacancies in some sections.

WCO meets on a Monday night in Chippenham and anyone interested in joining this friendly but committed group of players should contact the Musical Director on md@wco.org.uk to enquire about vacancies.

For further details call md@wco.org.uk or visit www.wco.org.uk


Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Green Book [12A] Wed 29 May Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

When Tony Lip ( Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley ( Mahershala Ali), a world-class pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Grittleton Village Hall For further details call Lesley 01249 783157 or email l_palmer@btinternet.com or visit http://www.moviola.org/

Grittleton Plant & Spring Fair

organised by children’s charity Action Medical Research Set in the stunning surrounds of Grittleton House, plant lovers and “foodies” are in for a real treat, over 50 stalls selling plants from specialist nurseries, stunning accessories for your “room outside “and delicious local artisan produce. Mon 27 May 11am – 3pm Entrance – £4 per person, Children under 12 free. Assistance dogs only please. We are thrilled to announce there will be a guest appearance from Action’s special mascot PADDINGTON ™

All proceeds and donations will be going to support children’s charity Action Medical Research. Action Medical Research is raising funds to offer hope to thousands of families across the UK who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.

Grittleton House For further details call If you are interested in having a stall please contact Tracey Edwards T 01225 776691 E tedwards@action.org.uk or visit http://www.action.org.uk/grittleton_plant_and_food_fair

Castle Combe

Steam and Vintage Rally

Steam and Vintage Rally Sat 18 May 10am – 6pm Sun 19 May 10am – 5pm £6 (concs £5) under 14s free, Free parking

Steam engines, vintage, fairground engines, pony rides, Kooky the clow, Terrier racing, Displays from Hullavington model aircraft club and Dorset Tank club

For further details call or visit http://www.castlecombesteamrally.co.uk


The Nailsworth Festival

34th Arts Festival Full festival programme on line including music, comedy, music, story telling, poetry, workshops, exhibitions and walks 18 – 26 May

For further details call 01453 839222 or directly from the Town Information Centre, Fountain Street or visit http://www.nailsworthfestival.org.uk


North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Flower Club meetings usually take place at Crudwell Village Hall, SN16 9HB on the third Wednesday of the month, 7pm for 7.30pm Visitors and new members are guaranteed a warm welcome, with free coffee/ tea/ cake and chat at the end of the evening.

Summer Celebration at Chavenage House including a demonstration by Coral Gardiner, drink and nibbles, 6.30pm for 7.30pm. Guest tickets £20, contact Dreena Rutty on 01666 860467 for more information.

Workshop, ‘Celebrating Summer Flowers’ 19-Jun

Coach Trip to Cotswold Lavender and Broadway 4-Jul

Demonstration by Rosemary Kerr, ‘Oriental Takeaway’ 17-Jul

Crudwell Village Hall SN16 9HB For further details call Margaret on 01285 770 639 or Facebook page – North Wiltshire Villages Flower Club. or visit




25-28 May Concerts throught the town For further details call 01249 657190 or visit http://www.chippfolk.co.uk


Neeld Community and Arts Centre

Queen II Fri 3 May – returning after a sell out performance in 2018 Queen II have been touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic tribute show.
The band faithfully recreates the energy, excitement, and emotion of a classic Queen concert. An authentic tribute, the four-piece band delivers powerful vocals, driving rock anthems and flamboyant showmanship.

Morgan & West’s Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown Ups!) Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105! Sun 12 May

An Evening with Graham Gooch Join us in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for an evening with former England captain Graham Gooch OBE. Over a lifetime in top level cricket he has gained many stories to tell. In this special evening at the Neeld, Gooch will be speaking about his career, his fellow England team mates and the best cricketers he has played against in the world, plus various stories about his cricket experiences. The evening will also include a Q&A session. Tues 21 May

The Commitments Experience On 30 May, music from the amazing film with many classic soul numbers thrown in besides. So get your drinks, take your working class seats and prepare for an incredible evening as “the hardest working band in the world” hits the Neeld Community and Arts Centre Chippenham with everything it’s got.

Neeld Community and Arts Centre For further details call 01249 446699 or visit http://www.neeld.co.uk


The Barn Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along An Amateur Production by COS Productions (Ciren Operatic Society) The story revolves around Franklin Shepard who, having once been a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has now abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood movies. 8-11 May

Henry V 22 May- 22 Jun Set in modern surroundings, the enduring classic of Shakespeare’s tale of war is brought up to date, exploring the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war. Featuring atmospheric neon scenography to place the audience in the current moment, whilst maintaining the beauty of the text. Aaron Sidwell (Wicked, American Idiot, EastEnders) and Lauren Samuels (Bend It Like Beckham, Romantics Anonymous, We Will Rock You) will star as Henry and Katherine respectively, in the Bard’s timeless historical classic.

Téatro Bar & Restaurant Cirencester’s best-kept secret. Tucked away in the grounds of Ingleside House, right next door to the theatre; this contemporary restaurant serves top quality food and refreshing drinks. Using the finest ingredients, dishes are packed with flavour and inspired by world cuisine. The bar offers a huge selection, especially of gins. Wednesday – Saturday: 5.30pm to late (last table for food at 9.30pm) Call 01285 648238 or email info@teatro-ciren.co.uk to book your table.

For further details call Box office: 01285 648255 or boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk or visit https://barntheatre.org.uk


Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

The UK’s oldest public outdoor swimming pool in continuous use – Heated spring water open air pool run by volunteers as a non profit making charity Open Thurs 23 May to Sun 1 Sept.See wesbite for times £4.80 / £3/ Family £13.50 Season tickets available. Located on the edge of Cirencester Park, there is a 28 metre main pool with slide, seperate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments.

Cirencester Park , GL7 2EF For further details call 01285 653947 or visit http://www.cirenopenair.com



The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community Check website for details of this month’s films or call 01453 844601 or visit http://www.wottoncinema.com



The Soul Destroyers in concert

The Soul Destroyers + The Arkansaw Jukebox Collective Fri 24 May A 13 piece line up, with 6 awesome horns, 3 singers and a rock solid rhythm section it is an unnatural phenomenon of truly awe-inspiring musical power. It’s the biggest party of the year! So come and have a boogie and a beer with 2 of the best party/festival/good time bands in the business – and while you are at it you will be raising funds for a number of local charities, what’s not to like!? Tickets from https://thesubrooms.co.uk/event/soul-destroyers/

For further details call Dave Shephard 07860 448438 or email ds@oldbellhouse.com or visit http://www.soul-destroyers.co.uk


Malmesbury, Chippenham, Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton

Covent Garden Royal Opera House and Ballet @ the cinema

Live and pre recorded screenings of opera and ballet from the ROH Covent Garden

Ballet: Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern 16-May

Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 11-Jun

Stroud Apollo, Odeon Bath and many other Cinemas For further details call 0871 220 6000 or visit http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema


National Theatre Live

Live and pre recorded screenings

All My Sons 14-May Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day)

Small Island 27-Jun   An explosive new play, with a cast including Siân Brooke

For further details call or visit http://www.ntlive.com



The Bath Festival

17- 26 May 10 days with 130+ events with the biggest names in literature, words and music celebrating the world heritage city of Bath Tickets vary – on sale at Bath Box office or http://bathfestivals.org.uk

Bath Festivals Box Office, For further details call 01225 463362 or visit http://www.bathfestivals.org.uk


Bath Fringe Festival

Fri 24May – Sun 9 Jun Alternative comedy, dance, jazz, music and art including ‘Affordable Art’, Spoken Word, Digital Arts & Media, Standup Comedy, Cabaret, Physical Theatre, Circus Arts, Folk & World Music, Latin Dance, Jazz, at various locations in Bath Vary from free to £15

For further details call 01225 463362 or visit http://www.bathfringe.co.uk



Jazz Festival

Varied programme of talks and events featuring all types of jazz 1-6 May

Various locations in Cheltenham For further details call 01242 505444 or visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/