What’s On

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm

Mar 10 & 24   Apr 7 & 21   May 5 & 19    Jun 2, 16 & 30

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

The Angel Hotel

Check Facebook for details of events, call 841627 or contact@sherstonangel.co.uk or visit http://www.sherston-angel.co.uk/

The Carpenter’s Arms

Check boards for details of events

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

Check boards for more details of events, call 840871 or follow on Twitter or visit http://www.therattlebone.co.uk/


Church events at The Holy Cross

Mothering Sunday Service Sun 11 Mar 9.30am This will be followed (for any who can stay) by the annual meeting, which is a chance to hear about the events of the last year and make plans for the future.

Palm Sunday 25-Mar On Maundy Thursday there will be a communion services followed by an optional vigil in Holy Cross Church from about 9pm

Good Friday, 30 Mar 11am-12.45   – chrildren’s CRAFT ACTIVITIES, STORIES AND SONGS

12.45-1.45     – LUNCH followed by getting ready for…

2pm                 – GOOD FRIDAY FAMILY SERVICE

2.30 WALK TO LUCKINGTON (Parents and friends please come to support us – dogs welcome)

Holy Saturday Mar 31 includes ‘Stations of the Cross’ at 10 am.

Easter Day 1-Apr

Date for your diary: Gauzebrook Gallivant 12-May Last year this sponsored walk raised almost £2000 for the children’s and youth work carried out in our churches by Becky and Joel.

Church of the Holy Cross For further details call Rev Christopher Bryan 837522 or Christopher.bryan123@btinternet.com or twitter @chrisbryanrev // blog http://revchristopherbryan.wordpress.com/   Rev Susan Harvey 840696 or susan.harvey44@hotmail.com


Sherston Market

Now in aid of Village Hall repairs Local crafts and produce which vary each market – 2nd Saturday in the month All stall fees will now be going directly into the Village Hall Renovation Fund. You can also enjoy delicious delights from EMMA’S KITCHEN from bacon rolls to pie, mash & peas

and beautiful Cakes all freshly homemade.

The food can be eaten in the hall or have as a take away. Free charity table in entrance 10am-4pm

Sat 10 Mar Everyone has been busy making gifts for Mothering Sunday and Easter and all at affordable prices, we have cheese’s. chutney’s, veg, cakes, meat, treats for children and gifts galore

Sat 14 Apr   Sat 12 May    Sat 9 Jun   No market in July as Boules Day

For further details call Alison on 07909 737096 or pollyatkins59@btinternet.com


Art Exhibition at Shear Class Salon

Exhibition by local artists Drop in and see the local art exhibited in the Salon next to the Post Office. All art is for sale! Anyone can call in to see them – you don’t have to be attending the salon.There will be details about each artist but all are local and have exhibited in the Sherston Arts Festival

Gill Ashley Mar   Panayiotis Marlagoutsos Apr-May   Lesley Kenny Jun- Jul


Sherston WI Talks

Talk by Rupert Evelyn, Wales and West of England Correspondent for ITV News Thu 1 Mar 7.30pm British School Room

Team Rubicon, talk by Sarah Roberts 5-Apr

WI Open Meeting with talk from Caroline Lowsley-Williams, Chavenage Everyone is welcome to hear from Caroline Lowsley-Williams, whose family have lived at Chavenage since the late 19th Century. Chavenage has played a notable part in a number of film and television productions, the Poldark series being one of the more recent ones. Thurs 19 Apr Book your seats to be sure of your place. Cost is £8, which will include refreshments. Please contact Jill Woodward (840 578 or jillwoodward222@btinternet.com) or Sue Heathcock ( 829 344 or (thegardenhouse@btopenworld.com).

For further details call Jill Woodward 840578 or jillwoodward222@btinternet.com


Sherston Senior Club

Memories of childhood and a competition to guess the country of origin of a selection of miniature dolls 6-Mar

Senior Club Spring Sale

Tues 20 Mar 2pm in the BSR Various stalls  Bring and Buy, Bric a Brac, Books, Nearly New, Tombola, Raffle Free entry

British School Room For further details call Helen Quirk 840516


Cuppa, Cake and a Chat

We look forward to seeing you at our last Cuppa, Cake and Chat for this season on 13 Mar in the British School Room from 2.30pm. No set charge but a donation box will be available for anyone who feels like giving a little towards the homemade cake You will recall that we started these last November when the Coffee Shop held in Holy Cross Church moved to its winter schedule opening on Thursday mornings only. The Coffee Shop returns to its summer schedule with effect from Tues 27 Mar -Tues, Weds & Thurs 9.30am to 12pm.

British School Room For further details call Jill Woodward 840578 or jillwoodward222@btinternet.com


Sherston Boules Festival

Boules Competition Entry Forms Register your team into July’s Boules competition, preferably online through http://www.sherston.net but paper entry forms will be available Sherston Post Office Entry open from till Easter Monday (1 Apr) Draw takes place end of April

Last year the Boules festival raised around £8000 for local charities. For those groups that can offer help for 2018 Boules Day and would like to apply for a donation, please email Chair Pip Pettit on  sherstonboules@gmail.com


Beaufort team chase

Team chasing returns to Sherston after 35 years! Run over Manor farm and nearby Sandy farm, the course will incorporate timber, walls, hedges and natural obstacles and will be a thrilling adrenaline rush for those wishing to ride, and for those on foot, an exhilarating spectacle! Sun 18 Mar Various trade stands, a licensed bar and food available throughout the day – Charity partner is Wiltshire Air Ambulance Starting at 9am we will have 4 classes running throughout the day with a Hunter trial/pairs class over the novice course, a Novice team chase and an Intermediate speed and bogey class. For those wishing to ride, entries will be via horse-events and will be available soon.

For further details call lottiebostock@gmail.com Facebook page: Beaufort Team Chase or visit https://www.beaufortteamchase.co.uk


Sherston Drama Group

Spring Play: SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH Apr 4-7 at, 7.30pm, Doors open 7pm The third play in the Inspector Pratt trilogy: Secondary Cause of Death. It is just as funny as the other two, as the hapless inspector tries to make sense of events at Bagshot House in the months leading up to World War 2. Can the audience guess the identity of the murderer, or indeed the next victim, before Pratt does? Tickets (including refreshments) on sale from the beginning of March at Sherston Post Office Stores Village Hall For further details call Sue Lehrer (Chair) email suelehrer@gmail.com Tel.07778 0661830


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

Net sessions for adults and juniors at Westonbirt Sports Centre (directions: http://www.westonbirt.org/information/directions) Juniors – Sundays 18 Feb – 18 Mar inclusive Adults: Sundays 4, 18 Mar and 1 Apr

Junior Nets U9/U11: 2pm until 3pm U13/U15: 3pm until 4pm The cost for all 5 sessions is £15, or £5 for each session

Adult Nets 4pm until 5pm The cost for all 5 sessions is £20, or £5 for each session Please pay in cash when you arrive at your relevant session

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


Rural Arts Wiltshire

Mumbo-Jumbo at Sherston Villlage Hall This is a Rural Arts Touring show, also in aid of the Village Hall Sat 19 May 7.30pm Licensed Bar. Tickets £10, concessions £8, under 16 £6, from Sherston Post Office or 840375

Grittleton Village Hall For further details call or visit http://www.ruralartswiltshire.org.uk



The Holford Arms

Live Music every weekend  Check boards for more details of events, call 01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.co.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 Joel Faulkner joel.p.faulkner@gmail.com 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

Secrets of Silk Wood – guided walk 2pm Every Sat and Sun till 4 Nov Departs the Welcome Building – free after admission – dogs on leads welcome

Wild Westonbirt – for 14-18 year olds Learn traditional and bushcraft survival skills – booking essential – 0300 067 4854 Sat 24 Mar Sat 21 Apr Sat 26 May Sat 23Jun Sat 21 Jul 10am-4pm fre after admission

Summer concerts on sale Thurs 14 Jun – The Script Fri 15 Jun- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot Sat 16 Jun Paloma Faith; Sun 17 Jun George Ezra

Till Nov 2018 admission prices Adults £10, Concs and 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 www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt


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, the brand new dining space. Annual membership £50 per annum. Monthly tastings £15. Mon 26 Feb, Mon 26 Mar 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.

‘Borg McEnroe‘  4 Mar starring Shia LeBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Tuva Novotny and Bjorn Granath. The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

The Mountain Between Us Sun 8 Apr Kate Winslet Beau Bridges

Chef’s Table in the Green Room Mar: Japanese night Thur 1; Tapas night Thurs 8; Taco night Thurs 15; St Patrick’s Night Sat 17; Fruits de Mer Fri 23; Italian night Thurs 29 Mar

Japanese night – Thur 1 Mar; Tapas night – Thurs 8 Mar; Taco night – Thurs 15

Fruits de Mer – Fri 23 Mar; Thursday 29th – Italian night

For further details call 834026 or visit http://www.whatleymanor.com





Movies@Malmesbury is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help out with the running it, 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: Three Billboards outsdie Ebbing, Missouri; ROH Live: Carmen Tues 6 Mar 18:45 Darkest Hour Coco The Greatest Showman Vincent Van Gogh – Exhibition on Screen

Tues 20 Mar Lady Windemere’s Fan Early Man; The Post  Royal Opera House: Macbeth Wed 4 Apr RSC from The Globe: Macbeth Wed 11 Apr

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



Exhibition: Wiltshire At War

Wiltshire Does Its Bit includes many interesting stories of local nurses, dairymaids, small businesses, and local people providing comfort to soldiers of WWI– all doing their bit for the war effort. The museum will also have a display commemorating local soldiers and sailors who lost their life on the Somme and Jutland free entry Open Summer: Mon to Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm Winter (from Oct to Mar) : Mon to Sat 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sundays: 11.30am to 3.30pm.

For further details call or visit http://www.athelstanmuseum.org.uk

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


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

‘Snatched from Danger’’ personal experiences of life in the Army 1990-2016 Colonel Deborah Poneskis Thur 22 Mar

AGM Thur 26 Apr

Talk by Andrew Poynton of Poynton Farriery Clinic Based in Malmesbury, Andrew has a wealth of experience which he shares with farriers and vets in this country and abroad.

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


Wiltshire Council Sunday Lunch Club

Monthly get together for those who’d like some company and a good Sunday lunch Each month 12.30pm for 1pm start. £10.50 pp Transport can be arranged if needed

For further details call Ellen Backer 07557 922020 or visit


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


Malmesbury, Chippenham

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/



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

BREATHE [12A] Wed 21 Mar Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

Based on a true story, when Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of his wife’s twin brothers (both played by Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and his wife Diana (Claire Foy) dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together – raising their young son, travelling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

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



Tetbury Goods Shed

Vegetables from Aunt Addie’s Vist the amazing Ros for all your delcious 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. 10am-2pm Adeline Farm Community Project offers facilities to the disabled, people with learning difficulties, and other groups in the Wilts. /Glos. area.

Here Comes Trouble with Keira Martin a rigorous personal investigation into womanhood and Keira Martin’s individual identity. Through a series of robust episodes drawing on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica, Keira rhythmically weaves together traditional music, authentic song and gutsy dance. Best described as Irish dance deep in thought, she shares hard hitting and heart-warming chapters of her life. 3 Mar 7 fpr 7.30pm £9

An exquisite Evening of Flute and Harp Ileana Ruhemann and Gillian Tingay promise you a magical evening – music from Bach, Ravel, Debussy, Elgar 9 Mar 7pm for 7.30pm £12-15

The Clown in the Moon – Rhodri Miles return to the stage as Dylan Thomas The Clown in the Moon (the title of a poem written when Dylan was 14) is a dramatic portrait of the poet’s chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all-too-brief life. 10 Mar 7pm for 7.30pm £15

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis Multi-award winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis are two of the most well respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene 18 Mar 5pm £12

Sweet Company – an Evening with Comic Chanteuse, Nicola Clark Storyteller in Melody and Inappropriate Clothing makes Magic in Material World 10 Mar 7pm for 7.30pm £12

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



Flicks in the Sticks

Manchester by the Sea Fri 9 Mar – Doors open 6:30pm for 7.30pm start. Cash bar £3 in advance £3.50 on the door

After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.

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



Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt Point to Point at Didmarton

First Sat in March – 3 Mar First race starts at 12.30. Countrywear tradestands, refreshments. Wrap up warm against the bracing wind. For further details visit http://www.pointingwm.co.uk/course-details-and-maps/didmarton/didmarton-news/



Minety Rugby Club 

Mighty Minety Minions  is the exciting local rugby club for children aged 5 to 12. We are actively seeking new children to join the club and no prior experience of rugby is necessary to join in any age group. We start with five year olds with gentle games and activities, getting the children used to listening to the coaches and handling the odd-shaped ball As Mighty Minety Minions, the children move up to non-contact ‘tag’ rugby which involves running around getting some exercise; the children always enjoy the training sessions and we play occasional games with other clubs too. The Under 9s begin with a slow, measured introduction to Juniors’ contact rugby

Minety Playing Fields, SN16 9QU For further details call the club secretary, Peter McAllister, on 860281 or email PeterJMcAllister@yahoo.co.uk or visit http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/minetyjuniorrugbyclub/



North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Demonstration by Jane Haas: “Spring Is In The Air” 21 Mar (competition – a single flower)

Workshop tutored by Anna Steven – “Do you see what I see?” 18-Apr

Crudwell Village Hall SN16 9HB For further details call Margaret on 01285 770 639 or or visit



Paws for a Cause

5K Charity Dog Walk around Colerne Airfield in aid of Cancer Research Sun 22 Apr – from 8.30am £6 adult £3 child Big Bone prize for best fundraiser

Colerne Airfield For further details call cancerresearchukbox@outlook.com or visit



The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: Journey’s End; Tad the Lost Explorer and the secret King of Midas; Phantom Thread; Loveless; Unrest; The Shape of Water; Wed 14 Mar My Generation & Live Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine and David Batty; Early Man; Lady Windemere’s Fan; Thurs 22 Mar NT Live Julius Caesar; Vincent van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; A Fantastic Woman; Fri 30 – The Greatest Showman Sing-Along; Sat 31 Mar Messiah from the Bristol Old Vic; Sat 7 Apr The Magic Flute; Wed 11 Apr RSC Live: Macbeth check website for details

For further details call 01453 844601 or visit http://www.wottoncinema.com


Malmesbury, Chippenham, Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton

National Theatre Live

Live and pre recorded screenings

Julius Caesar 22-Mar   Macbeth 10-May   For further details visit http://www.ntlive.com

Bath, Stroud, Bristol

Covent Garden Royal Opera House and Ballet @ the cinema

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

Opera: Carmen 6-Mar

Ballet: New Wayne McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon 27-Mar

Opera; Macbeth 4-Apr

Ballet: Manon 3-May

Ballet: Swan Lake 12-Jun

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


THEATRE ROYAL BATH plays host to west end productions, premieres and world premieres as exciting new shows are announced for the Spring & Summer Season:


THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM, a compelling family drama, visits Bath immediately prior to the West End starring two of the country’s most distinguished actors, DAME EILEEN ATKINS and JONATHAN PRYCE, together on stage for the first time.


THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; THE RAT PACK; DUSTY, is the World Premiere production of a landmark new musical about the life of the iconic Dusty Springfield






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



Iford Arts Festival

Opera & Music Festival – booking open now

Candide 26,29,30 May 1,2,5 Jun

Partenope 23,26,28,30 Jun 3,4 Jul

Madame Butterfly 21,24,26,28,21 Jul 2,4 Aug 8 Jul £34

The Peto Prom James Taylor Quartet / Heidi Vogel Sat 9 Jun

The Midsummer prom Michelle John / The Gin Trap House Band Fri 6 Jul

Final Fling Miss Kiddy and the Cads / Marco Marconi Trio Sat 7 Jul

Iford Manor For further details call Book via the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office 01225 44 88 44 or online or visit http://www.ifordarts.org.uk



Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival

A ‘This is Your Life’ of jazz and blues – a journey through the decades from the birth of jazz to the current day Each year we bring our diverging tastes together in the form of a festival line-up which celebrates all things jazz and blues – from swing to funk, bebop to blues, Gypsy jazz to gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll. Tickets on sale now

Colston Hall, O2 Academy and The Folk House For further details call or visit http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/



The Festival

Tues 13-16 Mar with Ladies’ Day on Wed , St Patrick’s Thursday and The Gold Cup Fri Check website for more details from £22 (except Gold Cup Friday from £40)

Cheltenham Racecourse For further details call 0844 579 3003 or visit www.cheltenham.co.uk/racing/fixtures/the_festival.html




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