What’s On


Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm 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

As it currently stands, we’ll be serving our last meals on Sunday 3 March. In the meantime our kitchen will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (coffee & cake available), but will operate as normal from Wednesday through Sunday.  Check Facebook or boards for updates

For further details call 841627 or contact@sherstonangel.co.uk or visit http://www.sherston-angel.co.uk/

The Carpenter’s Arms

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/


Church events

Ash Wednesday Service of Holy Communion 6 Mar at 7.30 pm in Sherston, with the option of ashing for those who wish to receive it.

The week after Ash Wednesday our Lent Groups begin. We have groups at various times and days, do look in the church for more information.

Mothering Sunday Group Family Communion Sun 31 Mar 10.30 am in Holy Cross Sherston There will be an Adventure Church in Court House, Hullavington at 3pm on Sat 30 which will also have a Mothering Sunday theme, contact Becky Fisher for details.

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 Harvey <susan.harvey055@gmail.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

Shear Class, High St For further details call

Sherston WI Talks

The Art of Quilling , Karin Meek Thurs 7 Mar 2.30pm

The James Dyson Foundation – an introduction 4-Apr

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


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

Nets Sherston Magna CC cricket nets will be starting in March with training taking place on Sundays at Westonbirt School Leisure Centre. The sessions are open to everyone whether you are an existing or potential new member. timings on the website

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


1016 Pancake Eating Competition

1016 Pancake Eating Competition Shrove Tuesday 5 Mar from 7.30pm £2 entry

The Rattlebone Inn For further details call Richard Langley on 840112 or 07879 612776 or visit


Village Hall AGM

Tues 5 Mar 7.30pm come and support the Village Hall – owned by the village

For further details call or visit


Beaufort team chase

Team chasing returns to Sherston after 35 years! In aid of WAA 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 17 Mar Various trade stands, a licensed bar and food available throughout the day – Parking is accessed via the B4040 between Luckington and Sherston. 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 Senior Club

Hilary Peaston – Her life in South Africa 12-Mar   British School Room

Spring Sale in aid of Club funds 26-Mar Please come along and support our Bring and buy, Bric `a Brac and nearly new stalls, plus tombola and a raffle at 2pm in British School-Room Cliff rd. Tea and biscuits will be available and it is free entry to the Sale.

For further details call Helen Quirk 840516


Sherston Drama Group

Spring Play: Ladies Day at the Races Wed 10- Sat 13 Apr at, 7.30pm, Doors open 7pm Sherston Drama Group would like to take you back to 2005 and invite you to come and spend Ladies Day with us at York Race Cource.

You will be accompanied by Pearl, Shelley, Jan & Linda who have taken the day off from their fish packing jobs to enjoy the races. They will make you laugh, they will make you cry and they will come across some intresting charachters through the day, but we can guarantee you a good time with them. Tickets (including refreshments) on sale from the beginning of March at Sherston Post Office Stores

If you wish to get involved backstage, with set building or technical lights and sounds effects please call Kirstie Blair on 01666 840096 or email kirstieblair@gmail.com


Boules Festival

Boules Team entries Entries for this year’s Sherston Boules Festival will open on 21 Mar and be exclusive to entrants from the five parishes of Sherston, Easton Grey, Luckington with Alderton, Norton, for a period of one month until 21 April when entries will be open to all comers. Please note that entries will be made online via or payment portal on http://www.sherstonboules.org.

Last year the Boules festival raised around £8000 for local charities. For those groups that can offer help for 2019 Boules Day and would like to apply for a donation, please email Chair Pip Pettit on sherstonboules@gmail.com

Boules Festival dates: Mon 8 – Sun 14 July with the main event, the annual Boules Day on Sat 13 July 2019.

For further details call Enquiries to 07938 770482 or visit http://www.sherstonboules.org


Open Gardens Trail in aid of Sherston Church

10th anniversary open gardens trail in aid of Sherston Church Sat 15 – Sun 16 Jun 2019

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

1016 Book Sale

Sat Mar 10am – 12 noon village hall – free entry Donations of books, videos, DVDs and CDs gratefully received. Please deliver to Mike Tarrant at Grays of Sherston. Our books are very reasonably priced with 99% being only 25p each or 5 for £1.We always have a massive selection including a children’s section. DVDs and CDs are £1 each.



The Holford Arms

Live Music every weekend. For further details call 01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.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 £42 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. ‘Mission Impossible Fallout‘ – Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. Sun 10 Mar

‘A Star is Born‘ – A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Sun 14 Apr

So, you think you know Rioja? Wed 27 Mar 7pm Includes: Wine reception with canapes, five-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and treats. Price: £95.00 per person

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



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



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

Photosynthesis – Memories Project Does Westonbirt hold a special place in your heart? As part of the Forestry Commission’s Centenary, we need your help to celebrate the Arboretum’s human story, by charting its social history All entries will be entered into a prize draw! Three winners will receive: 1 x adult Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership for a year. A family ticket (2 x adults and 2 x children) to Enchanted Christmas 2019. Deadline 31 Mar

Bring a friend on Tuesdays

Member Tuesdays continue until 26 Mar so bring a friend for FREE to Westonbirt Arboretum on Tuesdays. Simply present your valid membership card to Visitor Services at the Welcome Building to obtain a free ticket for your accompanying friend.

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 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


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



Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt Point to Point at Didmarton

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 wind as the course is very exposed. £12.50 entry to the racecourse. Parking on site (chargeable).

For further details call or visit http://www.pointingwm.co.uk/course-details-and-maps/didmarton/didmarton-news/


Flicks in the Sticks

Bohemian Rhapsody Fri 8 Mar 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

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




Jonathan Bryan: Eye Can Write

Malmesbury Abbey Books present: Poetry workshop, Q&A, book signing by Jonathan Bryan: Eye Can Write Sat 2 Mar 10.30am-12 noon Register your free ticket on Eventbrite

Malmesbury Abbey For further details call 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


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, 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/


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 Poolman – The Cleveland Experience – the story of Malmesburians who emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in the 19th century Thurs 28 Mar

AGM and  Caroline Lowsley-Williams  “Chavenage House and guests throughout the ages” –Thursday 25 April

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:

Mon, 4 Mar 2pm The Favourite
Mon, 4 Mar 8pm Mary Queen of Scots
Fri, 8 Mar 2pm Mary Queen of Scots
Fri, 8 Mar 8pm The Favourite
Mon, 18 Mar 8pm Vice
Fri, 22 Mar 2pm Vice
Fri, 22 Mar 5.30pm How to train your dragon: The Hidden World
Fri, 22 Mar 8pm Green Book
Fri, 29 Mar 5.30pm How to train your dragon: The Hidden World


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 – 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 http://www.riversidecommunitycentre.org.uk


The BJ Big Band in concert

The BJ Big Band Presents an exciting evening of big band music. We are a swing band with Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones and Rhythm section, which is the same formation as Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Glenn Miller, not to mention more recent bands such as the Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing a variety of jazz and swing style music in the big band style. Sat 30 Mar, 8pm, at the Kings Arms Hotel, Tickets, £7.50, are available from The Wild Food Company, 22 High Street, Malmesbury or online at http://www.bj-bigband.org.uk



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

A Star is Born [15] Wed 27 Mar Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

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

2          BJ Big Band A wonderful musical mix of old and new sounds in Big Band style. Advance TICKETS just £12.50  7.30pm

5          Jive Lindy Hop Dance Classes           7&8pm             Classes on Tuesdays 5th 12th 19th and 26th March Classes cost £6.00. Pay on the door Learn to Swing Jive Dance at The Goods Shed. Tuesdays Two sessions: Beginners at 7pm and Intermediates at 8pm

7          Film Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)          7.30pm a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.                       TICKETS £7 and £5

8          Harbottle and Jonas    8pm     Join Harbottle & Jonas for an unforgettable evening of beautiful folk music blending both traditional and contemporary tunes through wonderful vocal harmonies £11.50

9          Ceilidh – Threepenny bit          7.30pm Join Celidh BandThreepenny Bit for a night of traditional tunes mixed with some original music guaranteed to get your feet tapping. TICKETS £11

14        Film – BlacKKKlansman (15)    7.30pm BlacKKKlansman is historical drama based on a true story in which an African American cop runs an undercover investigation into the Ku Klux Klan. £7

15        Rhapsody in Red White and Blue        7.30pm The idea for this event came out of two concerts in Amsterdam to celebrate Jan Vriend’s 80th birthday. It will feature works by Poulenc, Gershwin, Vriend and Debussy.           TICKETS £10 – £17.50

17        Open Mic Sunday 7.30pm This Sunday is Open Mic at Tetbury Good Shed for singers, musicians and poets. Performers please telephone Heather Bristow on 01666 503 946 to book your time slot. £5

20        Writers at the Goods Shed- Ann Drysdale     7.00pm            Poet Ann Drysdale discusses and reads from her work. Held in our railway carriage “Mary Jane” behind the Goods Shed. TICKETS £4 on the door.

21        Film – Distant Voices, Still Lives (15)   7.30pm            A British autobiographical drama, from 1988, which follows a working class family in Liverpool during the 1940’s and 1950’s. £7

23        Creative Garden Design Workshop in the Carriage   10-4pm            Have fun designing a new scene for your garden. Give the space a new lease of life with a planting theme that will last for years.   Joy Riley is an experienced and accomplished garden designer for more than 20 years with RHS Medals to her name. She trained at Pershore Horticultural College under the supervision of Chris Beardshaw & Simon Rose. Workshop cost £150.

23        Magnificent AK 47 with Port Isaac Gulls         7.30pm            Back by popular demand – Never to be taken too seriously, the men of The Magnificent AK47 firmly believe that singing should be fun to both see and enjoy and this time they are bringing some lady friends.   TICKETS £12.50

27        Talk: Jemima Parry Jones        7.30pm            In March’s talk, Speaker Jemima Parry Jones discusses Birds of Prey & Adaptations for Flight & Feathers.                     TICKETS £5 to £8

28        Film: – Widows (15)     7.30pm            Widows is a crime thriller in which three widowed women plan to complete the heist in which their husbands were killed.      TICKETS £7

30        Mr Ray’s Jazz Band    7.30pm            Join Mr Ray’s Jazz Band for a toe tapping evening of traditional and swing jazz music.      TICKETS £14.50

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



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.

Workshop, ‘Pandora’s Box’ 20-Mar

Members Annual Dinner, Cirencester 17-Apr Corinium Hotel, Cirencester

Workshop, ‘Celebrating Summer Flowers’ 19-Jun

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


Forest Green Rovers F.C.

Professional League 2 football only 25 minutes drive from Sherston. Check website for listings this month 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



The Electric Picture House

The Electric Picture House A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: Check website for listings this month

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: Verdi’s La forza del destino 2-Apr

Opera: Faust 30-Apr

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

All About Eve 11-Apr starring Gillian Anderson

All My Sons 14-May

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 Festival

The Festival Tues 12-15 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 http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/racing/fixtures/the_festival.html