What’s On

What’s On Jan 2019


Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm

2019       Jan 12, 26 Feb 9, 23             Mar 9, 23             Apr 6, 20             May 4,18    

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


The Angel Hotel

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


The Carpenter’s Arms

Check Facebook or boards for details of events or 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/


Sherston WI Talks

Members’ Lunch at the Old Royal Ship 17-Jan

AGM 7-Feb-19

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


Sherston Senior Club

AGM and a Quiz and Bingo 15-Jan If space allows, visitors are welcome to come on our outings please contact Helen Quirk 840516 for more information.British School Rooms. For further details call Helen Quirk 840516


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. Shear Class, High St


Rural Arts Wiltshire

Bookends – Simon and Garfunkel through the Years     A unique concert, celebrating the music of Simon and Garfunkel. Bookends’ delicate recreation of the unmistakeable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Hear many of the hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson and Bridge over Troubled Water. Tickets from Sherston Post Office Stores or 840375 – £14 or concessions £12 Sat 26 Jan 7.30pm Bar available Village Hall

For further details visit www.ruralartswiltshire.org.uk , www.simonandgarfunkelthroughtheyears.com

Or www.facebook.com/simonandgarfunkelthroughtheyears


Sherston Pop Up Curry Takeaway

Fundraiser for Sherston Primary School A team of chefs will be working hard to bring you fragrant, freshly made curries. There will be a range of set menus to suit both meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans as well as those who are gluten free. Menus will be published in on the Sherston What’s Occuring facebook page as well as on notices boards around the village. Sat 26 Jan 5.30pm-8.30pm British School Rooms. As all meals will be made to order there may be a delay at busy periods so why not enjoy a drink from our licensed bar, which will stock a range of beers and cider and prosecco.


Friends of Sherston School

Annual Fundraising Quiz Night Sat 2 Feb Bar opens 7.30pm Quiz starts at 8pm, raffle and auction. £20 for a team of up to 4 All proceeds go towards funding new iPads for Sherston School. Tickets go on sale Fri 6 Jan and are available from the Post Office Stores or pick them up at school from Sophie Cheetham or Kirsty Strachan. Sherston Village Hall For further details call Tickets on sale at the Post Office or call Emma 841402 or email emmanewby@gmail.com



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


Sopworth Ladies Club

Monthly 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



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 contact Joel Faulkner joel.p.faulkner@gmail.com

Friends of Luckington Community School

Burns Night celebration 2 Feb 7.30pm – midnight- 2 course meal and a wee dram Tickets on sale at the Shop & Moor – buy them quickly to avoid disappointment as they are limited in number.

For further details call friendsofluckingtonschool@gmail.com



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

CaniX or cani-cross is cross-country running with dogs in harness Sat 2 & Sun 3 Feb – 10am. Registration from 9am. Children £10, Adults £18 Short course distance (approx. 2km available for children’s classes and adult “have a go” – please see Canix website for full guidance and rules http://www.canix.co.uk

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

Till Feb 2019 admission prices Adults £7, those arriving by bike or public transport £5, Children (5-18) £3, under 5s free, 1 carer allowed free per paying disabled visitor

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



Cotswold Rural Skills

Check website for courses which include:

Hedgelaying – Beginners (Midlands Style) Sopworth 12- 13 Jan 2019 £130

Blacksmithing – Taster Day 12 / 20 Jan Northleach £120

Free car-free guide to the exploring the Cotswolds The new look Explore the Cotswolds by Public Transport Guide is an invaluable information resource to traveling around the Cotswolds by bus, bike and train.  Produced by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the guide includes taster walks and cycle rides, attractions and places to visit. To download the 2017 guide click below, alternatively you can pick one up at one of the many visitor information centres in the and around the Cotswolds. http://cotswoldsconservationboard.cmail20.com/t/i-l-uiliudt-uutjhhnr-o/

Cotswold Lion magazine The Spring/Summer issue of the Cotswold Lion magazine is now available to pick up or to view online. http://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/userfiles/file/publications/cotswold%20lion/cotswold-lion-36.pdf

For further details call David Molloy on 01451 862000 or david.molloy@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

or visit http://www.cotswoldsruralskills.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:

Wed, 2            2pm                 The Grinch

Thurs, 3          2pm                 The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Fri, 4               2pm                 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Fri, 4               8pm                 Widows

Mon, 7            2pm                 Andre Rieu in Concert in Sydney, Australia *

Mon, 7            5.30pm            T          he Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Mon, 7            8pm                 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fri, 11                         2pm                 Widows

Fri, 11                         5.30pm                        Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Mon, 14          7.30 pm           Andre Rieu in Concert in Sydney, Australia *

Mon, 21          5.30pm                        Ralph breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2

Mon, 21          8pm                 The Old Man and the Gun

Tues, 22         6.45pm                        Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House Live) *

Fri, 25                         5.30pm                        Ralph breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2

Wed, 30          2pm                 The Old Man and the Gun

Wed, 30          6.45pm                        La Traviata (Royal Opera House Live) *


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 & 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

Susan Jones – ‘ The Suffragette movement in the Cotswolds’ Thurs 24 Jan

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


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 from 18 Dec

Riverside Community Centre For further details visit http://www.riversidecommunitycentre.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


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/


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


Charlton Park

WOMAD – World Music Festival

early bird tickets on sale till Jan 2019 Thurs 25 – Sun 28 Jul Featuring many world musicians and bands and exciting new artists – check website for the line-up Early bird and SN16 3 or 4 day tickets with/without staying onsite More information at womad.co.uk/tickets.

For further details call Reading Box Office on 0118 960 6060 or visit http://www.womad.org/festivals/charlton-park



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [PG] Wed 30 Jan Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

10 years after Mamma Mia! Sophie [Amanda Seyfried] is back in Greece. Now pregnant, she is struggling to find the strength to move into the most important chapter of her life. She retraces her mother Donna’s [Meryl Streep] steps from the past as the film flashbacks to a young Donna [Lily James] in 1979 who is having the time of her life singing in a band and dating three very different men. Back in the present Sophie is wondering if she will discover who her real father is when an uninvited guest arrives, Grandma Ruby [Cher]. Also featuring Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

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.

Mary Griese – Art Exhibition Jan -Wed Through Sun 11am – 3pm Slightly Sheepish Livestock & Agriculture scenes in watercolours. Free entry for all

Panto: Jack and the Beanstalk 2 Jan

Join Jack on his Giant adventure as he climbs the Beanstalk to an enchanted land where the hungry giant lives. Tickets from £8. £30 for a family of 4 3pm – 5pm

Film I Daniel Blake (15) 3 Jan

Just Jive Swing Jive Classes 8, 15, 22 and 29 Jan. Learn to Swing Jive Dance at The Goods Shed on Tuesday evenings. Two Sessions: Beginners at 7pm and Intermediate at 8pm. Classes cost £6. Pay on the door 7 & 8pm

Film The Rider (PG) Jan 10

Film The Little Stranger (12A) 17 Jan

Open Mic Sunday 20 Jan

The third Sunday of every month is Open Mic at the Shed for singers, musicians and poets. Performers please telephone Heather Bristow on 01666 503946 to book your time slot.

Tickets just £5 7.30pm

Film Crazy Rich Asians (12A) 7.30pm 24 Jan

Kim Cypher Jazz Band 26 Jan

Come and meet one of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists together with her band for an amazing night of jazz. Tickets £12.50 7.30pm


Talk: The Science Behind Modern Gastronomy 30 Jan

With physicist Peter Barham who will explain some of the fascinating science behind how we use our senses to interpret the food we consume. Tickets £5 to £8 7.30pm


Films start at 7.30pm unless shown otherwise. Doors open 30 minutes before all performances and cost £5/£7. How to reach the Shed – use the sat nav postcode GL8 8EY  For further details call  info@shed-arts.co.uk or visit www.shed-arts.co.uk



Flicks in the Sticks

Mama Mia Here we go again 11 Jan £3 in advance £3.50 on the door Didmarton Village Hall For further details call Jenny Body 01454 238358 or jenny.body@btconnect.com



Horton & Little Sodbury Jigsaw Race

In aid of Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall and HorseHeard Come along and join us for an afternoon of Jigsaw fun at the Horton Jigsaw Race. Teams of 4 will compete to see which team can complete a 500 piece jigsaw in the shortest time. Why not make up a team and test your jigsaw skills. Single entries are welcome, we will put you with others to make up teams of 4. Jan 20 2019 2pm – 5pm Tickets £5 including tea or coffee and a delicious piece of cake. Bar and refreshments available. For further details call Lynn Edwards Tel: 01454 323848 or Alison Barlow Tel: 07973 382795 Email: lynnedwards1258@gmail.com     Email: alisonmarybarlow@gmail.com or visit



North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Rachel Wilson “A Luxury Wedding”   Competition – A single flower 16-Jan

Demonstration by Sally Taylor, ‘You be the Judge’ 20-Feb

Workshop, ‘Pandora’s Box’ 20-Mar

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



The Barn Theatre

Just So – The Musical, by Rudyard Kipling till 13 Jan – Set to an eclectic, upbeat score; Kipling’s Just So Stories are woven with with and imagination into a song-filled journey through the jungle. Tue – Sat: 7.30pm Sun: 6pm Thu & Sat Matinee: 2.30pm Age guidance: Suitable for all ages

Crimes on the Nile Produced by New Old Friends Theatre Company 29 Jan – 2 Feb. Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes once more. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time. Directed again by James Farrell (RSC, 39 Steps West-End) the cast of just four bring to life multiple outrageous characters, inventive set pieces and whisk the plot along in a romp.

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



The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: Mary Poppins Returns ; Andre Rieu New Year’s Concert from Sydney 2019 Sat 5 Jan; Shopllifters; NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – Simon Russell Beale Tues 15 Jan; Stan and Ollie; NT Live: I’m Not Running – 31 Jan ; Exibition on Screen: Young Picasso Tues 5 Feb check website for details

The Electric Picture House For further details call 01453 844601 or visit http://www.wottoncinema.com


Wotton Bridge Club

Bridge lessons on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Wotton Civic Centre, from Oct onwards. £6 per lesson.  Complete beginners welcome.

There is also a friendly club for relatively inexperienced players on Monday afternoons in Kingscote.   For further details call Ian Cooke on 890261 or email tresham.bridge@gmail.com



Forest Green Rovers F.C.

Professional League 2 football only 25 minutes drive from Sherston. League 2 Home matches: Tues 1 Jan 3pm v Northampton; Sat 5 Jan 3pm v Grimsby; Sat 19 Jan 3pm v. Bury; Sat 26 Jan 3pm v Grimsby Advanced prices: Adults £21/£19/£16, Concessions £17/£15/£12, under 16s £8/£7/£5 junior – u11- £3/£0/£0 – match day prices add £2 per ticket Adults £15/£13, Concessions £10/£8, under 16s £2

The New Lawn Forest Green Nailsworth For further details call 01453 834860 or visit http://www.forestgreenroversfc.com



Panto: Peter Pan starring Paul Nicholas and Jon Monie till 13 Jan   £15-£33.50

The Egg Christmas Show – The Scarlet Pimpernel till 13 Jan

Rain Man 15-19 Jan

Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker 20-23 Jan

The Lady Vanishes 28 Jan – 2 Feb

Fame the Musical 4-9 Feb

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


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: The Queen of Spades 22-Jan

Opera: La Traviata 30-Jan

Ballet: Don Quixote 19-Feb

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

Live and pre recorded screenings

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 15-Jan

I’m Not Running by David Hare 31-Jan An explosive new play, with a cast including Siân Brooke.

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