What’s On – 2023

Check in the main section of the Cliffhanger, their website / facebook or contact details for dates and times.


The Angel Café with Rooms

Café open for hot and cold drinks, breakfast, brunch, lunch and freshly made cakes daily 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 rooms (always 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 pizzas from the wood fired oven on certain nights. Check boards for more details, call 840871, follow on Twitter  or visit www.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

Church of the Holy Cross  – Church events

Sherston Village Hall – a new beginning

Official Opening of the Butterfly Hall (the renovated entrance annexe) Fri 24 Feb at 3pm, we warmly invite anyone who has donated to the project, including all those who have ‘bought’ a butterfly. On the following day Sat 25 February, the Village Hall will be open to anyone (times to be decided) who would like to come along and see the new extension. More details in February Cliffhanger.

Sherston Congregational Church – Activities in The British Schoolroom

Brick Club: 3.30-5pm every Thursday during term time. Free entry. All are welcome

Toddlers Club 10– 11.30am every Mon including holidays and half terms except Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

‘Angel Teas’ are 2- 3.30pm 6 & 20 Dec

Admin/Bookings – Alicja Clark – alicjaclark076@Qmail.com Brick Club – Please register your interest with Alicja by email or find us on Facebook.


The Congregational Church, Methodist Church and Holy Cross Church are offering the chance for people to join together during the winter on the first Monday of each month. It is a joint initiative, and everyone is welcome.

There is no charge and you do not have to book. Soup bread, pudding, cake and coffee will be served as well as companionship and the chance to catch up with friends in a warm place. 12 till 2pm in the British School Room and each month will support a different charity. Lifts are available on request.

For further information regarding this initiative please contact: Candi Williams Tarling, Revd Janet Evans, Revd Susan Harvey 840 696

Sherston’s Gardening Club

Talks: Fri 13 Jan The Evolution of Flowers An illustrated talk by Nick Wray, Curator Bristol Botanic Gardens –

10 Feb ‘Planting up pots/Pruning’ by Mike Hinwood of Foxley Road Nurseries

10 Mar – ‘Three generations of gardeners at Kiftsgate’ by Vanessa Berridge

14 Apr – AGM (including dahlia sales and bulb photographic competition)

2 May  ‘Where the Wild Flowers Grow: My botanical journey through Britain & Ireland” by published author, Leif Bersweden

All talks 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.

Date for your diary: Malvern Spring Show 2023: Fri 12 May – coach to depart from the High Street.  Please let us know if you wish to reserve a seat (£10 deposit will be needed, total cost £40 includes entry ticket and return trip).  Non-members are welcome, first come, first served.

 sherstongardeningclub@gmail.com for more details.

Sherston Senior Club

Quiz and Bingo and renewal of membership – Jan 10 2pm

Sherston WI

Lunch for members  The Old Royal Ship Thurs 19 Jan

Talk:  Nick King on the history of goat’s milk 2 Feb 2.30pm British School Room Visitors welcome £4

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

Grove Wood Coppicing

The 2nd phase of the 8 annual planned phases of the coppicing of Grove Wood has been scheduled in for the 29Jan. Cotswold Warden Volunteer Group has a couple of people with both the skills and equipment to undertake the cutting, but really could do with 4 or 5 additional people to help with the tidying up of the cuttings themselves. The works will start at 9am on 29 Jan, with volunteers being asked to meet at the far end of Grove Wood.  If you do have 2 or 2 hours to spare that morning, we really could do with some help! If you are able to spend some time, please could you email either Nigel.Freeth@Sherston.org.uk or Tanya.Burgess@Sherston.org.uk – THANK YOU

Sherston Drama Group Spring Play 2023

The next production will be a play in Easter 2023 (April 12th-15th), and we’re keen to hear from anyone who’d like to take part. Reading/audition evening in early Jan after which rehearsals will begin on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the British School Room. To help us choose a play it helps to have an idea of who’s interested in being in the cast so please email us asap if you are (contact details below) and we’ll send you the details of the audition evening.

Off-stage roles available include a lighting technician, a prompter, make costumes, paint scenery, or help run Front of House. Get in touch to discuss how you could be involved! We’re also on the lookout for someone to be Assistant Director for this production. Directing is a really rewarding process requiring a mix of creativity and organizational skills, and this is a chance to learn how it’s done – just bring enthusiasm and we’ll teach you what you need to know!  If you’re interested in taking part in any way, onstage or off, please email the Director, Richard Skeffington (r.a.skeffington@gmail.com). Both new and past members extremely welcome!

Sherston Arts Festival 2023

We will start planning events for the Festival, which usually takes place in October, in January. Ten days of exhibitions, music and children’s events, which is always great fun.

However, we need a new Secretary on the committee. If you would like to help with planning next year’s Festival, and have your say in what happens etc, please get in touch. 



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


The Arboretum

Summer Concerts – tickets on sale now for: Thurs 8 Jun; Tom Grennan Fri 9 Jun; Jack Savoretti Sat 10 Jun; Sun 11 Jun

General admission by booked entry slot unless a member

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


Athelstan Museum

Talks and Exhibitions

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 Live Arts

Red Priest, A Baroque Extravaganza Sat 28 Jan, Malmesbury Abbey

Gloryhole Comedy Club, Fri 10 Feb, The Kings Arms

Imperial Leisure – Party, Not Arty! Sat 25 Feb Town Hall

Instant Wit – a quick fire improvisational comedy theatre show – Sat 4 Mar Town Hall

Chris Wood – Folk Legend – Sat 18 Mar Town Hall

Long Players – Sat 25 Mar Town Hall

Gloryhole Comedy Club, Fri 7 Apr, The Kings Arms

See website for details and tickets


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.

Thurs 26 Jan  – The English War Bow: a medieval military weapon – Hector Cole 

Thurs 23 Feb – The highs and lows of the early days of the Theatre Royal Bristol – A theatre without a door – Sara Gray

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


Flicks in the Sticks

Fisherman’s Friends: One And All (2022) – Drama (12A) Fri 13 Jan 2023

£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

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

Talk: The Language of Flowers with demonstrator Caroline Cooper Wed 18 Jan

Talk: Nature’s Winter Palette with demonstrator Coral Gardner Wed 15 Feb

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


The Barn Theatre

The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood till  7 Jan

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – 30 Jan – 11 Mar 

Three actors play thirteen characters in a laugh a minute family pleaser. Jules Verne’s classic features a very English gentlemen and his French valet Passepartout traversing the globe to win a bet, with hysterically funny consequences. Age guidance : 8+

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  

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 Movies @ Malmesbury, Wotton Picture House Stroud Apollo, Odeon Bath and many other Cinemas

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


Theatre Royal Bath

Comedian ALAN CARR, the West End hit HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, a stage adaptation of the much-loved film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Mischief’s latest show MIND MANGLER, John Steinbeck’s classic OF MICE AND MEN, family entertainment DINOSAUR WORLD LIVEand Mark Gatiss’s production of Ian Hallard’s new comedy THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO, are all bound for Bath in 2023

‘The Score’ will have its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath starring Brian Cox (HBO’s multi award-winning Succession) as Johann Sebastian Bach. Produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, this astonishing new play by Oliver Cotton will be directed byTrevor Nunn Thurs 12– Sat 28 Oct 2023.

See website for details or call 01225 448844 http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk