What’s On – 2022

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


The Angel Café with Rooms

Café open for hot and cold drinks, breakfast, brunch, lunch and freshly made cakes daily summer 8am-5pm (8am to 4pm during winter). All menu items available whether sitting inside or enjoying the lovely courtyard, takeaways also available. Bicyle parking in courtyard. For menus, please visit https://www.angel-sherston.co.uk/menu and for our rooms (we always have availability midweek), please visit https://www.angel-sherston.co.uk/your-booking. Call 841627 for more details.

The Bridge Restaurant

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

The Rattlebone Inn

Indoor & outdoor dining with delicious country cuisine restaurant menu and BBQ & pizzas from the wood fired oven on certain nights. Check boards for more details, call 840871, follow on Twitter  or visitwww.therattlebone.co.uk/

The Courtyard Café @ Lucy Tom’s

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

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library 

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm

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

Sherston’s Gardening Club

Fri 9 Sep 7.30pm: Penny Jones, Chief Propagator at Westonbirt Arboretum presents ‘The Art of Propagation and Plant Hunting’will be a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes. 

Homemade refreshments, Raffle, Plant Sales and Identifications. Gardeners’ Question Time etc.  

Gardening club meets in the British School Rooms 2nd Fri each month apart from Aug, 7pm for 7.30pm start, bring and buy stall, quiz, refreshments, £15pa £25 joint, under 18s free Connections to: Our Church garden, Sustainable Sherston and Sherston Allotments. sherstongardeningclub@gmail.com for more details.

Sherston WI 

Talk: Thurs 1 Sep Hannah Griffin of Sustainable Sherston 7.30pm in British School Room 

Thurs 6 Oct: Lunch for members at The Old Royal Ship

Competitions & Refreshments. Visitors always welcome. For more information: sherstonwi@gmail.com  841421 or Facebook sherstonwi

Sustainable Sherston Garage Sale

Sustainable Sherston invites everyone in Sherston to join our village-wide garage sale on Sat 24 Sept 10am – 3pm.  The most effective way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place so let’s all get together to reuse what already exists in the world! Anyone in Sherston can join in and this is a great opportunity to de-clutter your home over the summer holidays and get your unwanted items ready for the sale.

Flying Monk Arts Trail

This features over 30 artists and takes place in over 15 venues in and around Malmesbury 24 – 25 Sep, including at the British Schoolroom, Sherston. Heather Martin, Gill Ashley and Jenny Riley from Sherston, Gloria Pugh and Shelly Fraser from Luckington will be exhibiting. Come and browse. Opening times 10am to 4.30 pm on Sat, 11am to 5pm on Sun. Visit website for details of other venues in Malmesbury and other villages.


Sustainable Sherston’s Apple Day

Sustainable Sherston will celebrating our own Apple Day in the Village Hall and the Village Hall field on Sun 9 Oct.  Together with Sherston School (FSS) we will be hosting lots of fun Apple-themed games in the hall and there will be a chance for you to try or watch Apple pressing, to celebrate different Apple varieties and taste them too!  Local food and other produce will also be on sale. We’d love your surplus apples too and we promise to juice them, bottle the juice and then sell it back to you! Please get in touch if you have apples to spare.

Church of the Holy Cross  – Church events

Sherston Harvest Supper on Sun 2 Oct

This will take place after the 6pm Harvest Service and all are welcome but we would like to know numbers in advance. Please sign the list in church to say if you coming and if you are bringing a contribution – we need salads, puddings or savoury dishes like quiches. We supply cold meats, cheeses and jacket potatoes, as well as all crockery, glasses and cutlery. Please bring your own drinks. If you are a single person, maybe share bringing a dish with someone else or just bring yourself ! £5 per person, pay on the night.

Sherston Drama Group 

Children’s drama workshop with The Last Baguette

A one-day workshop for children on Sunday October 16th, 10am-4pm at the Village Hall, Open to all children and teenagers who are aged 9 (i.e. starting year 5 this September) or older. The workshop will cost £10 to take part (subsidized by Sherston Drama Group and a generous grant from Malmesbury Area Community Trust). To book your place email katie.skeffington@bristol.ac.uk

Only 20 places on a strictly first come first served basis. 

Murder Mystery Evening

We are currently casting our next production – a murder mystery evening on 19th November. If you’re interested in taking part in any way just get in touch: Acting – the cast includes large and small parts for all ages. No prior experience needed; Sound technician – running sound effects and music from a laptop

Costumes – someone (or a team) to help organize and co-ordinate costumes; Backstage and front of house helpers – getting props in the right place, collecting tickets at the door, running the bar etc.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the autumn (not every Tuesday and Thursday – exact dates to be confirmed). If you’re interested or have any questions, or would just like to join our mailing list to hear about future opportunities, email Katie at katie.skeffington@bristol.ac.uk

Village Hall Extension Plans 

Work well underway. Details on the website www.sherston.net/villagehall


The Holford Arms 

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


The Old Royal Ship

The Ship is open for food all-day long, starting with breakfast and morning coffee.Take away specials 12 noon – 7pm Daily Please order as early as possible 840222


Plant stall in aid of village causes

Open now till Sept for the sixth year. Plants are donated for sale, all proceeds split between Sopworth church and Sopworth village hall.  It is open 24/7 during the summer months, and cash payment is made into the money box on a pro-bono trust basis. Located on the main street of Sopworth at the Didmarton end of the village between Bull Park Barn and Hollybush Barn.


The Arboretum

Admission by booked entry slot only. 

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


Malmesbury Carnival – a final fling

Full programme at https://www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk

Flying Monk 10K Sat 3 Sep 9a,-2pm 

Carnival Procession Sat 3 Sep 6-8pm 

Abbey House Garden Open Days

Over 1,000 years of history, Malmesbury’s stunning 12th-century Abbey next door, on-site volunteer guides to take you through each chapter – there’s so much to discover about the story of our manor and gardens.

Open on 2nd Sat each month May – Oct: Sat 10 Sep and 8 Oct 10am-4pm Tickets £5 in adv £7 on the day Proceeds to local groups via Malmesbury Carnival  . https://www.abbeyhousemanor.com

Athelstan Museum 

Talk: Tythe Barns 21 Sep 7pm 

Joseph Rogers will talk about the important role of the tithe barn in medieval England. As well the ecclesiastical history of these amazing buildings, Joe also looks at how they have become relevant today, through conversion to private homes, community centres, restaurants and, of course, high profile wedding venues. £10

Please check the Athelstan Museum website for updates. https://www.athelstanmuseum.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 See main section for upcoming films showing in the Town Hall or visit our Facebook page at: MoviesatMalmesbury or http://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/cinema.html

for schedules, synopses, trailers etc. 

Malmesbury Artisan and Farmers’ Market

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

Malmesbury Concert Band 

The Malmesbury Concert Band (MCB), back in action with a busy schedule for 2022, is keen to welcome new playing members to take part in this year’s programme.

3 Sept Carnival Procession 6-7pm 

24 Sep Market Cross, Malmesbury 10:30-12pm

22 Oct The Cabaret, Town Hall Malmesbury 7.30-9.30pm

Rehearsing every Friday evening More members welcome, especially trombone, horn, clarinet and bassoon players. Details: www.malmesburyconcertband.org.uk See Recruitment page

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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

Malmesbury Library 

Rhyme times for babies and toddlers every Tues and Fri

Tuesday’s Public Living Room is an opportunity to pop in and share a cup of tea and a chat

Reading group meets 3rd Wed each month

Repair Café Malmesbury are here to fix your household items on 3rd Sat each month

The Summer Reading Challenge for 4-11 year-olds takes place in all libraries from 16 July – 10 September.  The Library offers free wifi, computer and scanner access, daily newspapers to read in the library, plus printing for a small charge, as well as latest bestselling fiction and a wide range of books to borrow.

The Solus app is available to help you search for, renew, and reserve books from across the county. Children’s titles can be reserved for free and adult stock for a small charge. For more information please visit our website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries or follow Malmesbury Library on Facebook. 

Malmesbury & District u3a 

Retired? Semi-retired? Looking for new interests? Why not join us? Many of our interest groups are now meeting once again. We have over 450 members and 40 different interest groups including history, gardening, dancing, languages, walking, book groups etc. Monthly meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of the month (10.00- 12.00) at Malmesbury Town Hall and/or Zoom. 

Next meeting Thurs 22 Sep Al Sylvester will talk about leading the RAF’s first unsupported attempt on the Geographic South Pole

Non -members welcome. 50p donation. Up–to-date list of groups and other information at www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk For more information about membership e-mail membership@malmesburyu3a.org.uk

Malmesbury Singers 

Come and sing the world’s greatest music!

(FREE ‘taster’ month in September)

A warm musical welcome awaits you at our Monday evening rehearsals in Malmesbury’s magnificent 12th Century Abbey. Whether you like Handel and Mozart, Jenkins and Rutter, romantic, classical or modern, Christmas concerts or larger works, there’ll be something for you. We especially want to welcome MORE MEN (tenor or bass) so that we can get back to performing larger works with full professional orchestra. Don’t worry if you haven’t sung since school or have been wondering if you can do more than sing along to classic FM, we are offering a FREE TASTER MONTH to see if you’d like to join us. Rehearsals start Mon 5 Sep 7.30pm in Malmesbury Abbey. Email:  joinus@malmesburysingers.co.uk

Malmesbury Abbey: “A Time to Mourn a Time to Dance” – Springs Dance Company

A rare opportunity to see two exceptional new dance works performed by a company of outstanding dancers. A stirring yet joyous arts event, it offers the viewer a chance to feel connected to others as they reflect on grief and the joy and celebration of life. Sat 1 Oct 4.30pm Tickets £10 under 18s free includes free refreshments from 4pm.


Flicks in the Sticks

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) – Drama Fri 16 Sep

The original principal cast have returned for the second film along with new additions Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West.

£5 on the door. Hall opens at 6.30pm with a cash bar, film at 7.30pm. Didmarton Village Hall  For further details or to book a seat  call Jenny Body 01454 238358 or jenny.body@btconnect.com


Tetbury Goods Shed 

Thursday cinema is back

Weekly films 2pm and 7.30pm £7 in advance online 

See website for details  of exhibitions, talks, concerts and films

Vegetables from Aunt Addie’s Visit the amazing Ros for all your delicious locally grown vegetables. Adeline Farm is a farming venture with the emphasis on quality, fresh, local and seasonal produce. Every FRIDAY 11am-2pm 

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


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.  

Crudwell Village Hall SN16 9HB For further details email nwvflowerclub@gmail.com  or visit https://northwiltshirevillagesflowerclub.co.uk  Facebook page – North Wiltshire Villages Flower Club.


The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community See website for this month’s films. Allocated seating, prebooking essential. For further details call 01453 844601 or visit www.wottoncinema.com

Wiltshire Ride & Stride 

This is an annual national sponsored event, organised locally by County Historic Churches Trusts. Wiltshire Ride + Stride (or its predecessor the Great Cycle Ride) has been going since 1984 and has raised over £1.6 million for the county’s churches. 50% of the money raised goes to the participant’s chosen church and the other half to the County Historic Churches Trust. Participants may be cyclists, walkers, horse-riders or drivers of mobility scooters. They can be of any age, but under-13s must be accompanied by an adult.

2nd Sat in Sept 10am-6pm Sep 10


The Barn Theatre

Driving Miss Daisy till 17 Sep 

The Girl on the Train 16 Sep – 29 Oct

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

Sutton Benger

Scottish Country Dancing

Classes in Sutton Benger village hall Sundays 7pm – 8pm. Everybody welcome whether you have danced before or not. Contact :irenew@live.co.uk  Tel. 07973 480173

Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton-Under-Edge

Covent Garden Royal Opera House and Ballet 

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

Opera “La boheme” – Thurs 20 Oct

Movies @ Malmesbury, Wotton Picture House Stroud Apollo, Odeon Bath and many other Cinemas For further details call 0871 220 6000 or visit https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

National Theatre Live 

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

Much Ado About Nothing 8 Sep 

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


Theatre Royal Bath 

Live performances – see website for details 

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


Arts & Science Festivals

2022 dates for your diary:

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 7 to 16 Oct https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature