What’s On

Sherston Drama Group

Half- term Pantomime: Aladdin Wed 30 Oct to Sat 2 Nov 7.30pm with matinee at 1pm matinee on Sat / This Pantomime is even bigger than ever before as it will also run a children’s fancy dress competition on halloween Tickets go on sale at the beginning of Oct. from the Post Office  £8.00 adult £6.50 children / OAP Cash bar available

 For further details call sherstondramagroup1@gmail.com or 07970 111601

 

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm

5 & 19 Oct     2 & 16 Nov  14 & 28 Dec   

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

 

The Carpenter’s Arms

Coffee, pastries and cakes  open from 8.30am whilst The Angel is 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

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

 

Sherston’s Oktoberfest

Beer, Lederhosen, oompah band & Sing-a-long The Sound of Music  Sat 5 Oct 7.30pm- midnight in Sherston Village Hall £15 – now sold out 

 

Church events

Harvest Supper

in the Church of the Holy Cross  Sun 6 Oct immediately after the Harvest service at 6pm (7pm for those not attending the service) This year we are trying a different system, no tickets but please sign on the sheet in Church to say that you are coming and what you will be bringing, for example, a quiche or salad or a pudding. We provide cold meat, cheeses, jacket potatoes. Bring your own drinks.  The cost is £5 per person, payable on the night, the surplus of which after the purchase of food will be a donation to charity. Everyone is very welcome, regular churchgoer or not. We would be delighted to see some new faces, this is always a really enjoyable event. You are welcome to come to just the meal at about 7pm.  

Church of the Holy Cross For further details call Pat Whitehouse 840640, or Heather Martin 840375 1016 AND ALL THAT.  .  .  .  WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE BATTLE OF SHERSTON? Talk by historian Heather (Fen) Flack on King Edmund Ironside’s life after the battle against the Danes Sat 26 Oct 7.30pm Tickets, £10 (£5 for children), with refreshments, will be on sale from Sherston Post Office Store or contact Pam Pickthall or Heather Martin. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.   

 

Music on the Move

Rocktopus – live Wiltshire Rural Music are taking live concerts on the road across the county again, alongside Wiltshire Mobile Libraries.  The three events will be completely free and the live music will take place along the routes of Wiltshire Council’s mobile library service, as it stops at various villages around the county.  So why not pick up the latest thriller and enjoy some beautiful music!  On Tue 8 Oct professional musicians will perform in Kington St Michael, Sherston (11am) , Luckington, Stanton St Quintin and Derry Hill.

For further details visit http://wiltshireruralmusic.co.uk/post/music-on-the-move-autumn-2019

 

Sherston WI Talks

79th Anniversary lunch 3-Oct  

The Amazing Honey Bee – Richard Rickitt Thurs 7 Nov 2.30pm British Schoolroom Cliff Rd  

Only Fools and Corsets – time as a supporting actress: Lorraine Parsloe Thurs 5 Dec 2.30pm British Schoolroom  

 For further details call Secretary 07388 606785

 

Sherston Magna Cricket Club

Groundforce sessions We need to put the cricket ground to bed for the winter. The work done now has a significant impact on the pitches we play on next year. Sat 5 Oct from 11am Pinkney Park Ground For further details call cricket@sherstonmagnacc.co.uk or visit http://sherstonmagnacc.co.uk

 

Sherston Theatre Club

Visits to theatres, flower shows, museums, exhibitions and houses and gardens of interest with Sherston  High St –to- venue-and return Coach service. Membership £20pa, 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.

Milestones Museum Milestones Museum of Living History, Basingstoke. Ticket and coach £28.  List open. Pay by Sept 8th. Tue, 8 Oct 9am -4.30pm 

Rigoletto Opera by Verdi at the Cardiff Millenium Centre at 7.15pm. Tickets & coach £61.50. 1 ticket only. Pay by Sept 10. Departure Sherston High St. only 3.45pm  

On your Feet 24 Oct Musical – Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s story Broadway and West End Smash Hit  production at Cardiff Millenium 7.30pm tickets & coach £57. 6 tickets only left. Pay by Sept 24. Departure Sherston High St.    

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

 

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

 

Sherston Senior Club

Quiz and bingo  8-Oct  

Mystery Tour  22-Oct For Bookings on the Mystery Tour please contact Pearl Dyer 840619 

British School Room  For further details call Helen Quirk 840516  Please contact Pearl Dyer 01666 840619 to reserve a place on the outings or visit

 

Rural Arts Wiltshire

The Selfish Giant Sun 13 Oct   

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

 

Worker’s Educational Association (WEA)  Art, Literature and Music courses

WEA Courses for 2019-20 The Aeneid by Dr Tim Hammond This course is an introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid, his epic poem about the mythical Aeneas, the refugee from Troy who founds Rome. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in literature and history.   This six session course will run weekly between 10am and 12.15pm from Fri 8 Nov to Fri 13 Dec 2019. The fee for the whole course is £60. Please be aware that numbers on the course are limited to 35.

 Telephone registration on 0300 303 3464: course reference: C3530640. For on-line registration: https://www.wea.org.uk/find-course  

 WEA Support Centre on 0300 303 3464 who will be delighted to book your place or alternatively you can book on-line on the WEA South West web site: https://www.wea.org.uk/south-west using the post code SN160LN to locate courses in Sherston.  

 Access the WEA Find A Course service at https://www.wea.org.uk/south-west using the postcode SN160LN to locate all the Sherston courses  

British Schoolrooms For further details call Pat or Warwick Jones at warwickandpatjones@gmail.com or on 840764 or visit http://www.wea.org.uk/

 

Pumpkins Pre-School – Sherston

Open Days (Forest School/Outdoor Learning Workshops)

Tues 15 – Thurs 17 Oct 10am – 3.30pm

 (Halloween Workshops)  Tues 22 & Thurs 24 Oct 10am – 3.30pm

Opening Ceremony Thurs 31 Oct 11am  Cutting of the ribbon Followed by Pumpkin Halloween Party Competitions/fancy dress/ trick or treat (but mostly treats!) Please come and join us. This invitation extends to the whole community – everyone is very welcome to pop in and have a look around and to see what will be on offer for the children in our new pre-school when it opens on Mon 4 Nov

 For further details call Facebook Page: Pumpkins Nursery Sherston or enquiries@pumpkinsnursery.co.uk  or visit http://www.pumpkinsnursery.co.uk

 

Sherston Arts Festival

Sherston Arts Festival  Check out the website to get all the news, ticket information and downloadable entry forms for this years festival – http://www.sherstonartsfestival.com for a full line up  11-20 Oct 2019  Ten days of arts events suitable for all ages including art and photography exhibitions, concerts, lectures and the ever popular scarecrow trail Window Wanderland is a great way to display your creativity in your window – no theme so do whatever takes your fancy.

Art Exhibition Preview Fri 11 Oct 7.30pm Holy Cross Church  – A preview of the art exhibition which will run for the duration of the festival.   SHOCC (Sherston Occasional Community Choir) will be entertaining the exhibition goers on the evening – everyone is very welcome. Stewart Geddes, President of the RWA (Royal West of England Academy) will be opening the exhibition.  £5 to include a glass of wine. (The exhibition is free for the remainder of the festival: Open every day; Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Purchase tickets from Sherston Post Office or pay on the door. Or artsfestival@sherston.plus.com. Enquiries  840375. Young Person’s Art Exhibiton in the British School Room Sat 12 10am-5pm & Sun 13 12.30pm-5pm An exhibition of artwork from the young artists of Sherston and the surrounding villages. Every year we also create a ‘Big Art’ project with previous exhibits including the Peg Village, ‘Sherston Rocks’ and the ‘Home’ Exhibition. This year is very exciting as we will be creating a group installation ‘Footsteps for the Earth’.

Window Wanderland Exhibition  Sat 12& Sun 13 Oct,  all day with a special illuminated evening trail on both evenings 6.30pm-9pm.  Hot chocolate will be served in the British Schoolroom on Saturday evening from 6pm-8pm Window Wanderland transforms everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries, where anything goes and you never know what’s around the next corner. The great thing is you don’t have to be an artist to get involved – all you need is a window and a willingness to join in! Take a sneaky peak at http://www.windowwanderland.com to get the low down. It’s free to take part and it’s simply a matter of popping something fun in your window. We produce a free trail which you can pick up during the festival   

Local Author  – Martin Fry “Cotswold and Cream’ Martin’s photography is inspired by the ever changing light, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the drama of the Cornish coast. He will take us on a journey as Martin explores his passion for the landscape through his award winning images and audio-visuals ,(a short sequence of images set  to music or prose.)  A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, he has achieved awards in over 40 countries. His most successful image ‘Storm over Newlyn Lighthouse’ was published in the BBC Countryfile Calendar. Fri 18 Oct 7.30pm Village Hall £8 including refreshments 

Feltmaking workshop  Sat 19 Oct There will be two sessions making a Kingfisher in the morning and a fox in the afternoon: 9.30am – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30pm. Mainly aimed at adults, but accompanied 12 years or older welcome, run by Yvonne Wood, see her website https://www.needlefeltart.co.uk/ The cost is £30 per person inclusive of materials. Sign up to reserve a place by the end of Sept. Email lucy@sherston.plus.com The BIG Brass Band ay the Holy Cross – a lift the roof off type of night. Sat 19 Oct 7.30pm £13 in adv £15 on the door  

Photographic exhibition  Sat 19 Sun 20 Oct in the Village Hall The categories for 2019 are: In the Garden; Sherston Life; The Cotswolds; My Family and Other Animals 

Scarecrow Trail For further details call  or visit

 

SOSCIC AGM

Annual General Meeting  Mon 4 Nov 7.30pm  All existing members of Sherston Old School Community Interest Company and anyone having an interest in its activities are invited to the General Meeting You will hear the latest report from the chairman, get an update on activities over the last twelve months and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may like.

 All the formal reports will be available for inspection at the meeting and prior to the meeting on the Old School section of the Parish Council website at  http://www.sherston.org.uk/oldschoolproject.php  Those that are new to the village may not realise that the building now occupied by the Post Office and General Stores as well as Shear Class and a number of other small businesses was developed and is now managed by a local group.  If you want to play a part and become a member of SOSCIC to say that you are part of this great venture then come along and find out more. 

British School Rooms For further details call  or visit http://www.sherston.org.uk/oldschoolproject.php

 

Knockdown

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 or visit

 

Luckington

Luckington Community School

Open Morning Fri 8 Nov 9.15am-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. 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

 

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. Tolkien 13 Oct  As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weathers the storm of a tumultuous courtship with Edith Bratt and the outbreak of World War I. These early life experiences later inspire the budding author to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings

Candlemaking workshop with Limelight Fragrance of Bath 9 Oct 10am During the day under expert tuition you will learn how to make your own beautifully fragranced luxury candle.

Cathy Biggs, founder and owner of Limelight Fragrance in Bath will guide you through the process of choosing your bespoke fragrance, wick support and how to hand pour the soy wax into your chosen container. All materials used are sustainable. Your candle will be yours to take home at the end of the day to perfectly scent your home or give as a special gift.

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

 

Westonbirt

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 Guided walks and craft skills courses throughout the month  see website for details 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 https://www.forestryengland.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 Shopping Fair

Wed 30 – Thur 31 Oct 10am – 4.30pm With over 130 stalls selling everything from fashion to food and jewellery to household goods you will find a depth of diversity of products that cannot be found on the high street. Over 40 stallholders are new this year. Get ahead of the Christmas shopping game with gifts for men, children and yourselves charities being supported this year are Home-Start, helping families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them and The Churn, a Cirencester charity that works to reduce isolation, create opportunities and offer practical solutions to the issues people face.

The Westonbirt Shopping Fair is one of the largest charity fairs in the West Country. It is a not-for-profit annual event organised by the Westonbirt Fair committee supporting both Home-Start and other local charities. Last year’s Fair raised £35,000 – all this money went to these charities. A ticket costs £8 each on the door, £7.50 if booked online. Your ticket includes entrance to the Fair, free access to the garden (which is at its most spectacular in the autumn) and free onsite parking. There is no charge for children under 16. For further details call  or visit https://westonbirtfair.org

 

Sopworth

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

 

Didmarton

Flicks in the Sticks

RocketMan Fri 11 Oct 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

Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.  

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

 

Malmesbury

 

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

 

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.

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 and District U3A

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 

The Early History of Penguin Books   – Barry Edwards  (A paperback revolution).     Thurs 24 Oct      

Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall For further details call membership secretary Elaine Sharp tel 823568 or visit http://www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk

 

Movies@Malmesbury

Thurs, 3 Oct

7.30pm

Wise Children *

Fri, 4 Oct

2pm

Blinded by the Light

Fri, 11 Oct

2pm

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Fri, 11 Oct

5.30pm

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Fri, 11 Oct

8pm

Blinded by the Light

Tues, 15 Oct

7.30pm

Gaugin from the National Gallery *

Fri, 18 Oct

2pm

Gaugin from the National Gallery *

Mon, 21 Oct

2pm

Wise Children*

Mon, 21 Oct

8pm

Mrs Lowry & Son

Tues, 22 Oct

7.30pm

Matthew Bourne’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Ballet) *

Thurs, 24 Oct

7.30pm

Don Pasquale **

Fri, 25 Oct

2pm

Mrs Lowry & Son

Fri, 25 Oct

8pm

Downton Abbey

Tues, 29 Oct

2pm

Matthew Bourne’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Ballet) *

Tues, 29 Oct

7.30pm

Leonardo *

 

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

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

 

Malmesbury Concert Band

 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. 

160th anniversary Musical Extravaganza  Sat 12 Oct 7.30pm The Extravaganza will include a great selection of popular, classical, big-band, jazz and some original music for concert wind band. In addition, for this special event, the concert will include friends from Salon Baroque and Malmesbury Abbey Choir. The evening will conclude with the audience being invited to participate in Land of Hope and Glory and Tchaikovsky’s memorable 1812 Overture  Tickets are available on-line through the band’s web site, http://www.malmesbury concertband.org.uk, at £10, £8 ( for students and pensioners) and £3 ( accompanied children under 12), at Malmesbury Abbey or The Wild Food Co. in the High Street.

 For further details call Tony Fleming, the Musical Director, on 575229 or tony@jacfleming.plus.com

 

re:Verse Poetry

Poetry evening local guest poets present and read their published work Tues 15 Oct 

Roger Wagner and Malcolm Guite present an exciting mix of their poetry, art and music. Wed 20 Nov   All evenings are in Malmesbury Abbey at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available during each evening and entry is free. For further details call Andy on poet@ac24.com

 

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 together with artisan products and gifts at great prices  

 

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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

 

Malmesbury Abbey Music Society

PASSACAGLIA – ‘Vivaldi Undercover’ 5 Oct 7.30pm   £15 members/ £5 student or chd. Season tickets are also available for only £55

 For further details call Neil Medland on 823461 or visit https://mamsmusic.co.uk

 

Malmesbury Singers Concert

Peace on Earth Winter sets the scene for an interesting, rhythmical mix of 20th Century English choral and orchestral music, highlighting Benjamin Britten’s ever popular Ceremony of Carols. The programme also includes In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi (after which the concert takes its name) and When Icicles Hang by John Rutter.

Joined by the Bristol Ensemble including their harp soloist. The orchestra also performs Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock. With soloists Martin le Poidevin (baritone) and Rachel Hayden (soprano) supporting us throughout the evening, there is something musical for everyone to enjoy. Sat 30 Nov 7.30pm Tickets available from Abbey Bookshop or email: tickets@malmesburysingers.co.uk

Malmesbury Abbey  For further details call Abbey book shop or tickets@malmesburysingers.co.uk or visit http://www.malmesburysingers.co.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

 

Party with the Mayor of Malmesbury

The Soul Destroyers + The Arkansaw Jukebox Collective 14 Dec   Tickets £12 from the tourist office or https://partywiththemayor19.eventbrite.co.uk 

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

 

Grittleton

Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Fisherman’s Friends [12A] Wed 30 Oct    Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start  £6 from Lesley or on the door

Based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, all-male folk singers from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in 2010 unexpectedly made it into the charts.  When music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) arrives in Cornwall for a stag weekend, he finds a close-knit community wary of incomers.   As part of a joke he offers to sign up the group, under their leader Jim (James Purefoy), but comes to see that they have real potential.  He also encounters Jim’s daughter Alwyn (Tuppence Middleton).    

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

 

Tetbury

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. Every Sat 10.30/11am-2pm Adeline Farm Community Project offers facilities to the disabled, people with learning difficulties, and other groups in the Wilts. /Glos. area.

11 Oct – Dursley Male Voice Choir

19 Oct – A Whole Lotta Led Join one of Britain’s leading Tribute Bands as they celebrate 50 years since the release of Led Zeppelin II

26 Oct – The Songs of Leonard Cohen  Keith James sings songs including Hallelujah

Afternoon Piano Recital Every Wed 2.30-4pm Afternoon tea concerts are back by popular demand. Tickets £2.50

Film Night (details on the website Every Thursday  7-10.30pm This month: Only you; Aladdin; Rocket Man; Sometimes, Always, Never

 

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

 

Crudwell

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.  

A Floral Art Workshop (free-standing design) by Pam Lewis  5 Oct at Oaksey Village Hall  

Demonstration by Cath Brown, ‘50 Shades of Colour’ 16-Oct Demonstration by Andrew Baker, ‘Ideas for Christmas 20-Nov

Workshop: make a Christmas arrangement & bring and share supper 18-Dec  

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

 

Cirencester

The Barn Theatre

Daddy Long Legs 2 Oct – 2 Nov  Based on the classic novel by Jean Webster that inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire. Daddy Long Legs is an uplifting piece of theatre that questions identity whilst highlighting the importance of education, imagination and love.

Big Fish  13 – 16 Nov – amateur production Edward Bloom’s adventure stories frustrate his son Will. But as Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will finds out the truth from the tales 

A Christmas Carol 28 Nov – 4 Jan    

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. Wed – Sat : 5.30pm till 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

 

Wotton-Under-Edge

The Electric Picture House

The Electric Picture House A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month’s films: Downtown Abbey; National Theatre encore: Fleabag 1-5 Oct; Playmobil: The Movie; Pain and Glory (Dolar y Gloria); Roger Waters Us + Them Wed 2 Oct; National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thur 17 Oct; Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion; EOS: Leonardo: The Works; National Theatre Live: Hansard (Live) Thur 7 Nov; 42nd Street – The Musical

The Electric Picture House For further details call 01453 844601 or visit http://www.wottoncinema.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 Live: Don Giovanni 8-Oct  

Opera Live: Don Pasquale 24-Oct  

Ballet Live: Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III 5-Nov  

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

 

Malmesbury, Chippenham, Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton

National Theatre Live

Fleabag encore 1-5, 10 Oct  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 17-Oct  

Hansard 7-Nov  

Present Laughter 26-Nov  

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

 

Bath

THEATRE ROYAL BATH plays host to west end productions

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy 3-5 Oct   

Bath Light Operatic Group Shrek The Musical 8-12 Oct  

Al Murray Landlord of Hope and Glory 13-Oct  

Martin Shaw in Gaslight 14-19 Oct  

English Touring Opera The Seraglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 21-Oct  

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

 

Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Literature Festival

Varied programme of talks and events featuring all types of literature  4-13 Oct   Ten days, 450 events, everyone from literary legends to big screen stars  Average £8-10

Various locations in Cheltenham For further details call 0844 579 8970 or visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature