What On – 2021

What’s On Aug 2021

Check in the main section of the Cliffhanger, their website / facebook/ contact details for dates and times and check to see if events are still  happening due to COVID19


The Angel Café with Rooms

Café and rooms open again following government guidelines, and takeaways. Open for hot and cold drinks, breakfast, brunch, lunch and sweet treats daily. These will all be available whether sitting inside or enjoying our lovely courtyard – (8am – 5pm daily). Call 841627 for more details or for the menus, visit https://www.angel-sherston.co.uk/menu

The Bridge Restaurant

Indian cuisine to eat in or take away daily from 5pm-10pm on the site of The Carps. Outdoor seating available. Call 840665 or email info@thebridge.restaurant for more details or for the menus, visit http://www.thebridge.restaurant/sherston/

The Rattlebone Inn

Pub restaurant open again in May following government guidelines. Check boards or website for new opening plans. Indoor & outdoor dining with restaurant menu and BBQ & pizzas from the wood fired oven. Check boards for more details of events or call 840871 or follow on Twitter  or visit www.therattlebone.co.uk/

The Courtyard Café @ Lucy Tom’s

Now serving coffees, tea and herbal infusions and homemade cakes in the newly remodelled Tucks Yard with covered seating – takeaways available.  For further details call Lucy on 841433 or visit https://lucytom.com

Café at Hortico

Due to re-open sometime in June after the peak spring plant buying season – Newly remodeled café in the garden centre for tea coffee and cakes 10am – 3.30pm daily – wood burner, fully sustainable off grid, log cabin style café, covered seating in the nursery and amongst the Christmas trees growing for next year – dog friendly 

Plant centre and nursery open daily. Online shop with delivery to Sherston (SN16) and Swindon (SN1-5) Further details on Facebook  or visit http://www.horti.co.uk  or 07887 508880

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm

Sherston High Street For further details call clerk@sherston.org.uk or mobilelibraries@wiltshire.gov.uk or visit https://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/Library/Stop/65

Church of the Holy Cross  – Church events

Details of this month’s events in the main section of the cliffhanger and on the Church Noticeboard for details of services and events

For further details call  Rev Susan Harvey 840696 or Susan Harvey susan.harvey055@gmail.com

Sherston Shrews  Summer Sessions 

Fun outdoor challenges (for 6-9 year olds) will aim to develop communication skills, problem solving, teamwork, self-esteem, creativity, risk management & include cooking lunch over the campfire! 10, 17 & 24 Aug10am – 3pm Sherston Village Hall Field. For further information email nikiwalden-forestschool@hotmail.co.uk

‘White Walls Way’ Walk

Launch 7 Aug A circular, 20 mile trail between Malmesbury and Alderton laid out in 7 shorter manageable sections. Full details can be viewed on http://www.whitewallsway.org

For the launch 2 groups will set off at the same time from different parts of the trail.

Sherston Big Picnic Festival 2021

3-4 Sep in Sherston Tickets selling out fast at https://bigpicnic2021.eventbrite.co.uk great music on Friday night and all day/night on Saturday and this time with a licensed bar and some stuff to keep the little ones happy (and out of your hair!) during the day!

Village Hall Extension Plans

Sherston Showcase day on 18 Sept or look at the website www.sherston.net/villagehall

Sustainable Sherston Garage Sale

Sat 18 Sep A great opportunity to de-clutter your home. Join as a seller for £5 or come along for a browse. Maps will be available on the day for £2 each outside the Post Office. To register as a seller please contact Joy Smith on (01666) 840 865 or email joyclarksmithsherston@gmail.com.


The Holford Arms

Pub restaurant open again in May following government guidelines. Check boards for more details of events or call 01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.co.uk

Easton Grey

Send-a-cow Open Gardens and coffee morning

at Church Farm House, Sun 1 Aug from 2-5pm with teas in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care

Further details tricia.lawrence@outlook.com or 840934/07778412604


Sopworth Village Plant Table in aid of Sopworth church and Sopworth village hall – Easter through summer. Positioned on the main street of Sopworth at the Didmarton end of the village between Bull Park Barn and Hollybush Barn


The Old Royal Ship

Pub restaurant open again in May following government guidelines. The Pub is now fully open inside, with takeaways and outside service also available.  The Ship is open for food all-day long, starting with breakfast and morning coffee.Take away specials 12 noon – 7pm Daily Please order as early as possible 840222


The Arboretum

Admission by booked entry slot only. Summer 2022 concerts tickets on sale: Thurs 9 Jun: Rag’n’Bone Man; Fri 10 Jun: Keane; Sat 11 Jun: Madness; Sun 12 Jun: Jess Glynne

For further details call 880220 or visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt



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 See main section for upcoming films showing in the Town Hall or visit our Facebook page at: MoviesatMalmesbury or http://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/cinema.html

for schedules, synopses, trailers etc.

Malmesbury Artisan and Farmers’ Market

held at the historic Market Cross every Fri from 9am to 3pm with an enticing array of local, fresh and organic produce

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

Last Sat every month 11am-3pm – meet unique creatives, creators, makers, designers, producers and bakers.   The Hub

Malmesbury and District U3A

U3A is a unique organisation which provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities for retired and semi-retired people. There are over 500 members and around 40 different interest groups including arts and crafts, book group, history, gardening, dancing, theatre trips , languages, walking etc.  Malmesbury & District U3A continues to keep in touch with members with regular editions of the Lockdown News and events & talks by Zoom. If you are not a member you can still join us. Contact the membership secretary, Elaine Sharpe 01666 823568, to become a member, £10 for the whole year. Further details in article in the main section or visit www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed – open

Thursday cinema is back

See website for details  

Vegetables from Aunt Addie’s Visit the amazing Ros for all your delicious locally grown vegetables. Adeline Farm is a farming venture with the emphasis on quality, fresh, local and seasonal produce. Although not certified as Organic they are committed to using organic methods and to working with nature and respecting wildlife.  They are also totally committed to producing the finest produce possible. Every Sat 11am-2pm

The Whistle Stop café remains open for takeaway coffees and takeaway food on Wednesdays 12-4pm and Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm We are thoroughly Covid secure and have been certified as such by Visit England : www.shed-arts.co.uk


Flicks in the Sticks

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


Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

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


The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community See website for this month’s films. Allocated seating, prebooking essential. Face coverings must be worn, though can be removed to consume drinks and snacks bought at the EPH. For further details call 01453 844601 or visit www.wottoncinema.com


The Barn Theatre

Live shows with socially distanced seating and ventilation as well as live streamings.

BarnFest Summer Theatre Festival

10-29 Aug The festival will return to The Pavilion, which is located next to the theatre within the grounds of the newly opened hotel Ingleside House as well as a two-day residency from 21-22 August at the Manor House at Notgrove Estate, in association with Scoot Theatre. This year BarnFest will be located inside Ingleside’s newly refurbished pavilion. With full air conditioning and filtration. For additional safety measures we have decided to space you out a little bit. Therefore when you book, our ticket system will automatically block out any seats next to your party so that two bubbles are not next to each other. See website for show details and dates

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

Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton-Under-Edge

Covent Garden Royal Opera House and Ballet @ yours

Live and pre recorded screenings of opera and ballet from the ROH Covent Garden   Stream opera and ballet content online from our house to yours while our stages are closed.

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

National Theatre Live

Live and pre recorded screenings from The National Theatre @ the cinema

For further details visit www.ntlive.com


Theatre Royal Bath

Live performances will return with performances in the socially distanced Main House auditorium.

Sir David Suchet will appear in POIROT AND MORE, A RETROSPECTIVE on Monday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

For further details call 01225 448844 or visit http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk


Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is annual festival held throughout July & Aug, hosting performances and events inspired by the Bard in alfresco and unusual spaces across Bristol.  The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, and we are proud to work with local volunteers to bring the festival to life each year. For further details call  or visit http://www.bristolshakespearefestival.org.uk