What’s On

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library In Sherston

Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm

Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 15 ,29      

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

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


The Angel Hotel

Check Facebook or 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 , 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

Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance Sun 4 Nov 6pm All the names of those whose funeral, burial or memorial services have been conducted within the Gauzebrook Churches are automatically included but if you’d like someone else’s name to be mentioned then please let me know on Christopher.bryan123@btinternet.com The peaceful service includes an opportunity to light candles in memory of loved ones

Centenary of the Armistice-Remembrance Service of Remembrance The Lych Gate of Sherston Churchyard is our village war memorial and this is the focus of our Act of Remembrance. Sun 11 Nov 10.45am – please take your places early and observe the road closures and cahnges to parking restrictions to allow the parades to pass

Holy Cross Bazaar Midday Sat 1 Dec in the Village Hall with home-made soups and filled rolls. Stalls include tombola, raffles, produce, cakes, and gifts. Start the Christmas spirit with a lovely social occasion to catch up with friends, contribute towards your local Church and its mission.

If you would like to make a cake, provide tombola or raffle prizes, or donate produce, please get in touch with the Churchwardens or phone Pat 840640 or Heather 840375

Advent Service of Light Sun 2 Dec 6pm- Advent themed anthems and carols in the Church of the Holy Cross

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


Sherston Drama Group

Half- term Pantomime: Rapunzel Wed 31 Oct to Sat3 Nov 7.30pm with matinee at 1pm matinee on Sat Tickets go on sale at the beginning of Oct. £8.00 adult £6.50 children / OAP including interval refreshments

For further details call Katie Skeffington either by email (katie.skeffington@bristol.ac.uk) or call 840092.


Sherston Market

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 Nov Loads of lovely stalls full of beautiful gifts for Christmas as well as the usual food stalls.

Sat 8 Dec The December market is sadly the last planned. Should anyone like to take over the reins, please contact Alison on 07909 737096.

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


Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza, Sherston

organised by Sherston 1016  Sat 3 Nov from 6pm Bonfire lit 6.30pm Fireworks from 7pm On entry £6 adult, £3.5 child. Advance family ticket £15 including 2 adults & 3 children only on sale at the PO

Any help building the bonfire during the morning most welcome. Bring any combustible material to Lower Farm. And clearing up on Sunday morning at 9am This year there is a cash bar to warm up the adults with mulled wine; soft drinks for the kids and adults, hot drinks and toffee apples. The kids’ tent is back with UV paint, music and of course, lightsabers!

Lower Farm, Sherston For further details call Martin Jacques on 07717 424619

or email reply@sherston1016.org


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

WEA Courses for 2018-19 British Films of the Sixties by Dr Tim Hammond Tim will bring his expert knowledge and enthusiasm to an exploration of how film developed as an industry and an art form in the United Kingdom in the course of the “long sixties” through the work of six directors native to Britain or resident here during that period. The course reference number is C3529529. This six session course will run weekly between 10am and 12.15pm from Fri 9 Nov to Fri 14 Dec 2018. The fee for the whole course is £50. Please be aware that numbers on the course are limited to 35.

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/


Sherston WI Talks

Barry Edwards: The Early History of Penguin Books 1 Nov 2.30pm, British School Room

Cherry Hubbard: A Tudor Christmas 6 Dec 2.30pm, British School Room.

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


Sherston Senior Club

Arthur Kingdon will be showing us his underwater photography 13-Nov If space allows, visitors are welcome to come on our outings please contact Helen Quirk 840516 for more information.

Sherston School Choir will be entertaining us on 27 Nov. Visitors are always welcome to this particularly parents,or grandparents.

The Christmas Lunch 11-Dec

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


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 or visit



Annual General Meeting Mon 12 Nov 7.30pm British School Rooms. All existing members of Sherston Old School Community Interest Company and anyone having an interest in its activities are invited to the General Meeting as above. 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.

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


Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox drop off Sherston’s 28th year – In 2017, the global giving of over 11million donors provided joy-filled boxes for deprived children in more than 100 countries Completed boxes can be delivered to The British Schoolroom on Sat 17 Nov between 10am – 12 when the latest videos of boxes being received can be viewed (with coffee/cake of course), or alternatively left at any time, at the back of the Parish Church.

All three village Churches wish to encourage people to involve their children or grandchildren to excitedly fill these much treasured surprise presents.

British School Room For further details call clementsmary@btinternet.com   or 07778 934742


SHoCC (Community Choir)

SHoCC and Sherston Primary School Choir joint pre Christmas concert Sat 1 Dec at 7pm in Holy Cross Church. Tickets will be on sale from the Village Shop during November. Adults £5 – children free. Wine and soft drinks will be available for a donation. Come and support the choirs and join in some Christmas carols. All proceeds to “Teach Us Too” a charity founded by Jonathan Bryan – author of “Eye Can Write” promoting an education system where all children are taught literacy, regardless of their label. info@teachustoo.org.cuk       http://www.teachustoo.org.uk

British School Rooms For further details call


Pop up Lingerie shop

Keturah Brown Lingerie London opens in Sherston for 2 months only Goug (Brenda) Wilcox, designer and owner of Keturah Brown Lingerie London, was born and raised in Sherston and while the shop is being refurbished, has brought her bras, briefs, camisoles, slips and nightwear to Sherston at wonderful prices. The Deno, Sandpits Lane SN16 0NN will be open on Wed & Thurs in Nov & Dec from 9.15 am to 5.30pm and at other times by appointment.

£1 Donation to the Village Hall Fund for every bra sold before Christmas 2018

For further details call Goug 07788 558035


Rural Arts Wiltshire

The Little Matchgirl by the Last Baguette A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale. The show uses visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to tell the story of Alice, a match seller in Victorian London. We meet her in the morning and follow her throughout her day, as she encounters funny and zany characters on the vibrant city streets. Sun 9 Dec at 2.30pm in Sherston Village Hall Tickets £10 adult, £8 concession, £5 child, £25 family (2 adults, 2 children) from Sherston Post Office or 840375 or http://www.poundarts.co.uk

Door Ajar Theatre present ‘Thisbe’ Comic sequel to Midsummer Night’s Dream 4 Mar 7.30pm for 8pm start in Brinkworth VH Bar available. Tickets £8/£7 from 510545 or 510045 or The Pound, Corsham

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 or call 01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.co.uk


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.


Nailsworth’s intrepid explorer and travel writer, Christina Dodwell, tells of her survival and encounters spanning 20 years in remote places. Interviewed on Desert Island Discs in 1994; she also received a BAFTA for her BBC1 film ‘Great River Journeys’

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


Luckington Firework & Bonfire Night

In aid of Luckington Children’s Playgrounds Charity Mon 5 Nov Hot dogs, mulled wine, bar, raffle and hot chocolate from 6.30pm. Under 5’s fireworks at 6.45 pm. Main Fireworks at 7pm Free Please do buy tickets to support the charity: all proceeds go towards funding the event and to Luckington Children’s Playground Charity.

Luckington Playing Field For further details call http://facebook.com/luckingtonplayground


Luckington Gift Night

Friends of Luckington School organise this annual fundraiser Beautiful gift ideas and beauty – new stalls with toys, card, books, local crafts, jewellery, beautician and much, much more. This year with an all new Christmas Theme. Ideal opportunity to start Christmas shopping or just treat yourself. Thur 15 Nov 7pm – 10pm Tickets are £3 and include a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink. Tickets available from The Shop and Moor or email friendsofluckingtonschool@gmail.com – all proceeds to the school Tickets on sale on sale from available from the School, Luckington Post Office and at the door

Luckington School For further details call Mary 07779 299224 or visit http://www.facebook.com/Luckingtonchristmasfair/


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

Volunteer recruitment coffee morning Sat 10 Nov 10.30am in the Great Oak Hall Join us for a brief presentation in the Great Oak Hall followed by tea and cake! Meet some of our volunteers who can explain the opportunities we currently have and what’s involved. No need to book, just turn up on the day

The Enchanted Christmas Set out on the illuminated trail and discover a magical world of breath-taking light spectacles and interactive displays amongst the trees!

Once you’ve finished the trail, head to our new Christmas village, and soak up the seasonal cheer by listening to Christmas choirs, getting the whole family involved in arts and crafts, having a go on our fair ground rides, and catching a glimpse of some beloved Christmas characters… 4pm-9pm Sat & Sun 1-2, Fri 7- Sun 9, Fri 14- Sun 16, Fri 21 – Sun 23 Dec Sorry, dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed on the trail because it is in the Old Arboretum, the dog free zone. Admission £14 adult /£12 concs/ £7 chd / under 5s free – Advance bookings only On Fridays, FOWA members half price on Fridays only (£7) and childen / grandchildren £2. Time slots are every 20 minutes from 5pm – 7.40pm. Please ensure you arrive at the trail entrance promptly for your allocated start time. Advance booking only.

There are no parking charges at Westonbirt Arboretum, however the following entry fees apply: till Nov 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. Final entry to the arboretum is at 4.30pm from Mar – Nov (inclusive), and at 4pm Dec – Feb (inclusive) Dec – Mar £7/£5/£3

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


Easton Grey

Whatley Manor

Gift wrapping master-class delivered by the incredibly talented Jane Means Wed 21 Nov

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. 18 Nov – ‘Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again’ – All star cast including Merly Streep, Pearce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfield & Lily James. In this sequel to Mamma Mia! Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant. 2 Dec – ‘White Christmas’ – A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general

Tapas night in the Green Room Fri 30 Nov

Noctis – award-winning chamber choir Sun 9 Dec £115pp including champagne reception, a four-course set dinner with wine, coffee and treats

Lobster, fizz & fries Join us on the last Friday before Christmas to celebrate the festive season with a relaxed evening in the Green Room. Our chefs will complete the dishes in the central cooking island while you watch and chat to them as they work, the champagne corks will be popping and there will be up tempo festive tunes playing Fri 21 Dec 7pm £45

Whatley Manor 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 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:

Fri, 2 Nov 5.30pm Big Bad Fox and other Tales
Mon, 5 Nov 8pm King of Thieves
Tues, 13 Nov 2pm Exhibition on Screen: Degas *
Tues, 13 Nov 7.15pm La Bayadere (Ballet) *
Fri, 16 Nov 2pm King of Thieves
Fri, 16 Nov 5.30pm Hotel Transylvania 2
Fri, 16 Nov 8pm A Star Is Born
Tues, 20 Nov 7.30pm Exhibition on Screen: Degas *
Fri, 23 Nov 2pm A Star is Born
Fri, 23 Nov 5.30pm Hotel Transylvania 2
Fri, 23 Nov 8pm Johnny English Strikes Again


Next month:

Mon, 3 Dec 2:00 pm First Man
Mon, 3 Dec 7:15 pm Nutcracker – Live Ballet from the Royal Ballet, London *
Fri, 7 Dec 2:00 pm Johnny English Strikes Again
Fri, 7 Dec 5:30 pm Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Fri, 7 Dec 8:00 pm Peterloo
Mon, 10 Dec 2:00 pm Peterloo
Mon, 10 Dec 5.30pm Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Mon, 10 Dec 8:00 pm First Man
Tues, 11 Dec 7:00 pm A Christmas Carol – Live theatre starring Simon Callow *
Mon, 17 Dec 8:00 pm Bohemian Rhapsody
Fri, 21 Dec 2:00 pm Bohemian Rhapsody
Fri, 21 Dec 5:30 pm The Grinch
Fri, 21 Dec 8:00 pm The Girl in the Spider’s Web


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 Mockler – ‘ The Roman Coin Hoard’ Thurs 22 Nov

No meeting in Dec

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


Malmesbury Singers Concert

Hallelujah it’s Christmas! a seasonal celebration of all that is Handel, from moving arias to triumphant choruses. Malmesbury Singers invite you to join them for their 2018 Christmas Concert with guest soloists for the evening Hannah Hickman (Soprano), Andrew King (Tenor) and Iain Stockley (Bass)

Sat 8 Dec 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


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

The Last Baguette – Follow Us – a Play in a Week Workshop Join The Last Baguette theatre company for a dynamic, challenging and fun week exploring theatre. Devise your own play, gain skills in acting, writing and directing, leading to a performance on Friday 2nd November at 5pm. Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November

10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday

11am to 6pm on Friday with performance at 5pm

Ages 11 – 18 – Free to join but places must be booked via Sidney on 07597 601589 or email us at thelastbaguette@gmail.com

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

Riverside Community Centre For further details call or visit http://www.riversidecommunitycentre.org.uk


Malmesbury Against Plastic (MAP)

The Plastic Unwrapped Festival Sat 24 Nov 9.30am-4.30pm Town Hall

Our downloadable guide is full of tips, swaps, alternatives and actions that can be taken so you can start to remove SUPs and plastics from your lives!

For further details call malmesburyagainstplastic@outlook.com, Twitter @NoPlasticMalms, Facebook @MalmesburyAgainstPlastic or visit https://malmsagainstplastic.wixsite.com/plastic


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


Malmesbury Concert Band

Autumn Programme 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.

Remembrance Service, Malmesbury Abbey Sun 11 Nov 2-4pm

For further details call Tony Fleming, the Musical Director, on 575229 or tony@jacfleming.plus.com or visit http://www.freewebs.com/malmesburyconcertband


Events in aid of Dorothy House Hospice

An evening with Blake at Malmesbury Abbey BLAKE have an impressive list of achievements including several No. 1s, multi-platinum selling albums and over 150 TV appearances, as well as having won a Classical Brit Award for Album of the Year. The trio tour constantly and take part in a vast amount of charity work, from performing for the Queen and Prince Harry at the Festival of

Remembrance 3-Nov Tickets at £30 and can be bought from: Abbey Shop, Dorothy house shop and emailing ticketsforblake@gmail.com


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



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme On Chesil Beach [15] Wed 28 Nov Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle), a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. She is a talented and ambitious classical musician from a well-to-do family and he is a clever young man from humbler origins. Both have first-class degrees and, in consequence, no small opinion of themselves. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Also starring Anne-Marie Duff and Adrian Scarborough as Edward’s parents, and Emily Watson and Samuel West as Florence’s.

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.

Check wesbite for this month’s events

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

The Greatest Showman Fri 9 Nov Doors open 6:30pm for 7.30pm start. Cash bar £3 in advance £3.50 on the door

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again.

Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.

This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya

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


Long Newnton

Beaufort Hunt Christmas Gift Fair

A large assortment of Christmas foods, wines, ladies and gents fashion, fashion accessories, jewellery, pictures, interior designs, gardening, equine & pet supplies & gifts – over 100 stall holders A cafe serving lunch and afternoon tea. Tues 27 Nov 9.30am – 8pm £5 entry Children free All proceeds to charities: The Grand Appeal, Bristol’s Children’s Hospitals and Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Old Airfield, Long Newnton SN16 9SR For further details call info@beaufortchristmasfair.co.uk or visit http://www.beaufortchristmasfair.co.uk



North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Christmas Event, Magic and Sparkle 21 Nov at the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, GL7 1XA Elizabeth Gordon and her daughter Emily Broomhead will demonstrate under the title of “Magic and Sparkle”. Ticket prices, £10 members, £12 non-members. Available from Gill Davie on 824813 Stalls, raffle, light refreshments and a bar will accompany the evening.

Christmas Arrangement Workshop and Bring and Share supper 19-Dec

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

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



Just Play Football

Weekly informal football sessions for anyone aged 16 plus Come on your own or with friends. No need to book, just turn up and play! Cost: £3 per session Just Play sessions are being delivered at 8 locations across Wiltshire, including: Friday 6.30 – 7.30pm Theme: Male. 7.30 – 8.30pm Theme: Walking Football Tel: 01249 463905

Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham For further details call Wiltshire FA’s Football Development Officer Chloe Buller on 01793 486047 or email Chloe.Buller@wiltshirefa.com or visit


Neeld Community and Arts Centre

Sixties Hits: The Dreamers and the Temple Brothers Fri 16 Nov An evening of classic 60s hits with sixties group The Dreamers- including a special tribute to USA legends The Everly Brothers. Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng have been members of the Dreamers for over 37 years, having been members of the band that contained a true superstar of the sixties, Freddie Garrity. It is by good fortune that Alan & Bryan have now been joined in the Dreamers by Colin & Steve- The Temple Brothers- who as an act in their own right are one of the country’s leading tribute acts to The Everly Brothers.

Simon Yates- My Mountain Life On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names. Tues 20 Nov

The Blockheads Sun 25 Nov Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics, this is the band that brought you Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, What A Waste, Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3), and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, among many others.

Slade UK Since arriving on the tribute scene in 2011, Slade UK have left fans open mouthed with the accuracy of their show. Once thought impossible, Slade UK recreate the experience of a real Slade show with all the power of the original band. Once seen, never forgotten. Relive a time when Noddy and the lads were the best live rock & roll band in the world. Fri 30 Nov

The Rat Pack Swinging Christmas Party The Rat Pack Swinging Christmas Show perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities of the stars who truly ruled the entertainment world. With a cast including David Alacey (Lovejoy & Inspector Alleyn) as Frank Sinatra, who has performed as Frank on the West End, Des Coleman (Lenny in EastEnders) as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley (Inside Out- BBC) as Dean Martin, the Rat Pack Christmas Show is now celebrating its 20th record breaking year. Mon 0 Dec

Neeld Community and Arts Centre For further details call 01249 446699 or visit http://www.neeld.co.uk



The Electric Picture House

The Electric Picture House A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: 1 Nov NT Live: Allelujah!; A Star Is Born; Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero; Fahrenheit 11 9; First Man; Exhibition on Screen: Degas – Passion for Perfection; Teen Titans Go! To The Movies; The Guilty; NT Live: The Madness of George III (Live) 20 Nov; Peterloo; The King And I: from the London Palladium Live 29 Nov; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 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 or visit



Forest Green Rovers F.C.

Professional League 2 football only 25 minutes drive from Sherston. League 2 Home matches: Wed 7 Nov 7pm v Arsenal U21; Sat 17 Nov 3pm v. Morecambe KIDS GO FREE; Sat 27 Nov 3pm v. Colchester Utd 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



Mary Howard Charity Christmas Fair

Tues 13 – Fri 16 Nov 10am – 4pm. New for 2015 – bookable restaurant – see website for details Prebooked tickets £8.50 -£12.50, £12-£15 on the door

Cotswold Airport For further details call or visit http://www.maryhowardsales.co.uk




Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market – 180+wooden stalls between Bath Abbey and York Street Thurs 22 Nov – Sun 9 Dec 10am – 7pm Mon – Wed/ 8.30pm Thurs- Sat/ 10-6pm Sundays. Top Tip: midweek is quieter! Over 150 stalls in the most magical of settings with 80% of makers local to the region with handmade gifts and products For further details call or visit http://www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk


Bath Mozartfest

Daily concerts & performances Fri 9- Sat 17 Nov Assembly Rooms, Guild Hall and Bath Abbey £10 – £40 Various locations in Bath – including Assembly Rooms, Forum & the Guildhall For further details call 01225 463362 or visit http://www.bathmozartfest.org.uk


Film Bath

FilmBath Festival 1 – 11 Nov over 40 films £5-25

various cinema locations throughout Bath For further details call 01225 463362 or boxoffice@bathfilmfestival.org.uk or visit http://www.bathfilmfestival.org


BART Annual Forum

The Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership Annual Forum The Annual Forum will provide an opportunity to hear more about the great work being delivered to improve the water environment in the Bristol Avon Catchment. A range of organisations will be providing updates on various partnership projects that are being developed and delivered across the catchment. Wed 7 Nov 9.30am-1.30pm Tickets are free, but places limited, please contact Harriet for tickets

Guildhall, High St, Bath, BA1 5AW For further details call Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) harriet@bristolavonriverstrust.org or visit http://www.bristolavonriverstrust.org


Theatre Royal Bath

The Nightingales starring Ruth Jones till 10 Nov   £15-£33.50

Animal Families and Me BBC television wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan. 9 Nov 2pm

English Touring Opera: Radamisto Handel’s most appreciated opera Radamisto tells a dramatic story of a royal family in old Armenia, locked in mortal conflict 12 Nov 7pm

English Touring Opera: Triple Bill: Dido & Aeneas, Jonas, I Will Not Speak 13-Nov

National Theatre on tour: Macbeth 27 Nov – 8 Dec

Panto: Peter Pan starring Paul Nicholas and Jon Monie 13 Dec – 13 Jan

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


City of Bath Choir in concert

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Dec 19: St Michael Without Dec 20 & 21: Pump Room

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

Ballet: La Bayadère 13-Nov

Ballet: The Nutcracker 3-Dec

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

Allelujah! by Alan Bennett 1-Nov

The Madness of George III 20-Nov

Antony & Cleopatra 6-Dec

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 call or visit http://www.ntlive.com