What’s On

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm

7 & 21 Sep    5 & 19 Oct     2 & 16 Nov  14 & 28 Dec   High Street For further details email mobilelibraries@wiltshire.gov.uk or visit https://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/Library/Stop/65


The Carpenter’s Arms

Coffee, pastries and cakes  open from 8.30am whilst Angel closed – cyclists, dogs and children welcome  Quiz night – check boards for details For further details call 840665 or visit https://www.facebook.com/carpenters.armssherston


The Rattlebone Inn

Mon Quiz Nights Every Mon at 7:30pm  Free entry and prizes for the winning team

For further details call 840871 or follow on Twitter  or visit http://www.therattlebone.co.uk/


Sherston WI Talks

Young Lives v Cancer – Paula Watts,  CLIC Sargent Charity  Thurs 5 Sept 7.30pm Village Hall  

79th Anniversary lunch 3-Oct  

The Amazing Honey Bee – Richard Rickitt Thurs 7 Nov 2.30pm British Schoolroom Cliff Rd  

 For further details call Secretary 07388 606785


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

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


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.


Sherston Senior Club

Simple science for growing better plants – Talk by Piers Lavan of Hortico 10 Sep 2.30pm British School Room Visitors are always welcome £2 per meeting includes tea and biscuits 

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


Ride and Stride

The annual Sponsored Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust and your local church Sat 14 Sep 10am-6pm Ride (cycle or horse) or walk to as many churches as you can manage during the day and get sponsorship for doing so. Last year £62,000 was raised for Wiltshire’s churches, and 34 churches benefited from Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust grants, ranging from £400 to £10,000.  As ever, the Holy Cross Church, Sherston needs help with ongoing maintenance and repairs. Half of all money raised is shared out to go to the church of your choice, the other half is used by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust to award grants to churches with special maintenance needs.

Sponsorship forms, a list of participating churches and notes for riders and striders from the website or Charles Graham : ctg100@hotmail.com or from Pam Pickthall on  841072 or pampickthall@hotmail.co.uk   or visit http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk


Friends of Sherston School

Crabapple collection  This year the Friends of Sherston School are collecting the crabapples for Tracklements to turn into their English Crabapple Jelly.   For every kilogram of crabapples donated and for every jar sold nationwide, Tracklements will donate money to the school so every apple counts! If you have any crabapples you won’t be using or have collected any on your walks, please drop them off to Sherston School or take them to Tracklements.

Crab-apples are “wild” apples and can often be found in the British hedgerows, nestled amongst other trees; why not pick a few on your Sunday walk? All you need to do is drop them off at Tracklements, Whitewalls, Easton Grey (827044, open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri) from the beginning of Sept until Fri 27 0ct

 If you donated crabapples or bought a jar of English Crabapple Jelly this year, you helped raise over £700!  Alongside making sensational jelly, the Crabapple Project is also a great way to teach the school children about the provenance of their food by showing them the process from tree to jar as well as use up fruit which may otherwise go to waste.   


1016 Book Sale

Sat  Sep 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. All proceeds to the senior citizens Christmas voucher fund.

 For further details call 840611 or visit


Flying Monk Arts and Crafts Trail

Comes to Sherston – in Aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance This year the artists/venues are located in: MALMESBURY, SHERSTON, PINKNEY, LEA, SHIPTON MOYNE. Sherston British School Room Sat 28 Sept from 10am – 5pm and Sun 29 Sept from 12.30pm – 5pm The Flying Monk Arts Trail brings together traditional and contemporary professional artists and craft workers in Malmesbury and its surrounding villages to showcase their creative work. Artworks on show include prints, graffiti arts, ceramics, textiles, photography, sculpture, crafts, jewellery and many more. Details of the whole trail will be in a leaflet available from Sherston Post Office, and other local shops and pubs and Malmesbury Tourist Information Office or download a copy from the website

 This year there are five artists taking part, four from Sherston – Heather Martin, Jenny Riley, Julia Leyden and Gill Ashley and, from Malmesbury, Lesley Kenny. The group have work  ranging from textiles to watercolour, acrylics to oils, printing to mixed media  

 For further details call  or visit https://www.flyingmonkartstrail.co.uk


Sherston’s Oktoberfest

Beer, Lederhosen, oompah band & Sing-a-long The Sound of Music  Sat 5 Oct 7.30pm- midnight in Sherston Village Hall £15 – now sold out 


Sherston Theatre Club

Visits to theatres, flower shows, museums, exhibitions and houses and gardens of interest with Sherston  High St –to- venue-and return Coach service.   Membership £20pa, which gives the member and one guest the opportunity to buy tickets and coach fares for the advertised events, £1 extra for additional guests. Often the tickets are at the group booking discount price.

Milestones Museum Milestones Museum of Living History, Basingstoke. Ticket and coach £28.  Tue, 8 Oct 9am -4.30pm 

Rigoletto Opera by Verdi at the Cardiff Millenium Centre at 7.15pm. Tickets & coach £61.50. 1 ticket only. Departure Sherston High St. 3.45pm  

On your Feet 24 Oct Musical – Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s story Broadway and West End Smash Hit  production at Cardiff Millenium 7.30pm tickets & coach £57. Departure Sherston High St.    

 For further details call Helen Quirk 840516 helenandjim@thequirks.plus.com   or visit http://www.sherstontheatreclub.co.uk


Sherston Arts Festival

Sherston Arts Festival  See the flyer and check out the website to get all the news, ticket information and downloadable entry forms for this years festival – http://www.sherstonartsfestival.com for a full line up  11-20 Oct 2019  Ten days of arts events suitable for all ages including art and photography exhibitions, concerts, lectures and the ever popular scarecrow trail Window Wanderland is a great way to display your creativity in your window – no theme so do whatever takes your fancy.

Art Exhibition Preview Fri 11 Oct 7.30pm Holy Cross Church  – A preview of the art exhibition which will run for the duration of the festival.   SHOCC (Sherston Occasional Community Choir) will be entertaining the exhibition goers on the evening – everyone is very welcome. Stewart Geddes, President of the RWA (Royal West of England Academy) will be opening the exhibition.  £5 to include a glass of wine. (The exhibition is free for the remainder of the festival: Open every day; Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Purchase tickets from Sherston Post Office or pay on the door. Or artsfestival@sherston.plus.com. Enquiries  840375. Young Person’s Art Exhibiton in the British School Room Sat 12 10am-5pm & Sun 13 12.30pm-5pm An exhibition of artwork from the young artists of Sherston and the surrounding villages. Every year we also create a ‘Big Art’ project with previous exhibits including the Peg Village, ‘Sherston Rocks’ and the ‘Home’ Exhibition. This year is very exciting as we will be creating a group installation ‘Footsteps for the Earth’.

Window Wanderland Exhibition  Sat 12& Sun 13 Oct,  all day with a special illuminated evening trail on both evenings 6.30pm-9pm.  Hot chocolate will be served in the British Schoolroom on Saturday evening from 6pm-8pm Window Wanderland transforms everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries, where anything goes and you never know what’s around the next corner. The great thing is you don’t have to be an artist to get involved – all you need is a window and a willingness to join in! Take a sneaky peak at http://www.windowwanderland.com to get the low down. It’s free to take part and it’s simply a matter of popping something fun in your window. We produce a free trail which you can pick up during the festival   

Local Author  – Martin Fry “Cotswold and Cream’ Martin’s photography is inspired by the ever changing light, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the drama of the Cornish coast. He will take us on a journey as Martin explores his passion for the landscape through his award winning images and audio-visuals ,(a short sequence of images set  to music or prose.)  A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, he has achieved awards in over 40 countries. His most successful image ‘Storm over Newlyn Lighthouse’ was published in the BBC Countryfile Calendar. Fri 18 Oct 7.30pm Village Hall £8 including refreshments 

Feltmaking workshop  Sat 19 Oct There will be two sessions making a Kingfisher in the morning and a fox in the afternoon: 9.30am – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30pm. Mainly aimed at adults, but accompanied 12 years or older welcome, run by Yvonne Wood, see her website https://www.needlefeltart.co.uk/ The cost is £30 per person inclusive of materials. Sign up to reserve a place by the end of Sept. Email lucy@sherston.plus.com The BIG Brass Band ay the Holy Cross – a lift the roof off type of night. Sat 19 Oct 7.30pm £13 in adv £15 on the door  

Photographic exhibition  Sat 19 Sun 20 Oct in the Village Hall The categories for 2019 are: In the Garden; Sherston Life; The Cotswolds; My Family and Other Animals 

Scarecrow Trail For further details call  or visit


Events at the Church of the Holy Cross

1016 AND ALL THAT.  .  .  .  WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE BATTLE OF SHERSTON? Talk by historian Heather (Fen) Flack on King Edmund Ironside’s life after the battle against the Danes Sat 26 Oct 7.30pm Tickets, £10 (£5 for children), with refreshments, will be on sale from Sherston Post Office Store or contact Pam Pickthall or Heather Martin. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church   


Sherston Drama Group

Half- term Pantomime: Aladdin Wed 30 Oct to Sat 2 Nov 7.30pm with matinee at 1pm matinee on Sat / This Pantomime is even bigger than ever before as it will also run a children’s fancy dress competition on halloween Tickets go on sale at the beginning of Oct. from the Post Office  £8.00 adult £6.50 children / OAP Cash bar available

 For further details call sherstondramagroup1@gmail.com or 07970 111601 or visit



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




BRILLIANT CORNISH COMEDIAN JOHNNY COWLING – LIVE An Evening of Comedy & Music / Dance in Aid of the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club & Western Air Ambulance 7-Sep the excellent local band plus entertainment from BLACK STAG 8 piece covers band Tables of 10 – £400, Limited Numbers – Bring your own Food & Drink Badminton


Ploughing Through The Ages Come and see working agricultural machinery dating back over 100 years, Working steam engines, miniature steam engines,

trade stands, rural crafts and much more, Sat 21 Sept vintage and classic, Sun 22 Sept Vintage, classic and modern. Working horses, evening hog roast, miniature steam engine, trade stands, tractor & trailer rides, working steam engine, entertainment & auction  Admission £5, under 14 free, open 10am to 4pm, at Badminton GL9 1HA. All in aid of local and national charities  For further details call see Ploughing Through The Ages on Facebook


The Badminton Ride

10 mile sponsored ride in aid of  ‘The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund’ and the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt. Badminton Church is the Parish Church for the village and is run and funded by the community and its Parochial Church Council Sun 22 Sep start times 10am – 2pm see website for more details  This is a wonderful opportunity to get that “Badminton” feeling and to enjoy riding round ( with lots of optional jumps) the beautiful Park, the Estate and the famous Lake with the backdrop of Badminton House itself

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


Badminton Horseless Team Event

Rotary 36th Horseless Team Event  Sun 29 Sep   Registration starts at 08:30 (on-line pre-registration is available) Entries received before Sun 22 Sept will be sent a free car park ticket for the event – otherwise car parking on the day costs £5. The race itself starts at 10am. Adult entries are £15; junior (aged 15 or under) entries are £10. Entry can be as an individual, or as a team, over either the 5k or 10k distance. The event also welcomes cannicrossers (runners with dogs) – again for the 5k or 10k distances, but, with so many deer and sheep around, they must be kept on leads at all times. Held in Badminton Park (by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort), the off-road, all-terrain course takes runners over some of the world-famous Horse Trials obstacles, along country tracks in sight of the deer herds, and through fields and woods. The event features professional chip-based electronic timing for all runners.

 The event raises money for Rotary Charities and allows runners to seek their own sponsorship for their own charities.  

 For further details call  or visit https://race-nation.co.uk/register/rotary-club-of-the-south-cotswolds/badminton-hte-5k-and-10k



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



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 Guided walks and craft skills courses throughout the month  see website for details    

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

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


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


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  £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.   Stan and Ollie – 8 Sep

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



Flicks in the Sticks

Fisherman’s Friends Fri 13 Sep 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

 Ten fisherman from Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed to Universal Records by a cynical London music executive   Didmarton Village Hall  For further details call Jenny Body 01454 238358 or jenny.body@btconnect.com



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 Mon 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/



Boules at the Bull

A friendly boules club meets every Thursday evening at 7.15pm at the Red Bull Inn on the Malmesbury road. The large piste has an excellent surface and lighting.  Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced player you will have games with different people and widen your experience, juniors are particularly welcome. Boules are available for beginners and help will be given improve your game. For the more competitive members we have a team playing in the Cotswold Pétanque league. Just turn up any Thurs evening from now until the end of Oct and you will be made most welcome. No subscription charged in the first year of membership.

For further details call Sue McKechnie on 840601 or email susannemckechnie@hotmail.co.uk


Malmesbury and District U3A

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 

The View from the Wings – Brian Freeland A sideways look at theatrical productions from the stage manager’s point of view. Thurs 26 Sep 

The Early History of Penguin Books   – Barry Edwards  (A paperback revolution).     Thurs 24 Oct      

Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall For further details call membership secretary Elaine Sharp tel 823568 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

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

Mon, 2 Sept



Fri, 6 Sept


Current War

Fri, 6 Sept


Lion King

Mon, 16 Sept


Current War

Fri, 20 Sept


Lion King

Fri, 20 Sept


Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Fri, 20 Sept


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



Malmesbury Concert Band

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. 

160th anniversary Musical Extravaganza  Sat 12 Oct 7.30pm The Extravaganza will include a great selection of popular, classical, big-band, jazz and some original music for concert wind band. In addition, for this special event, the concert will include friends from Salon Baroque and Malmesbury Abbey Choir. The evening will conclude with the audience being invited to participate in Land of Hope and Glory and Tchaikovsky’s memorable 1812 Overture  Tickets are available on-line through the band’s web site, http://www.malmesbury concertband.org.uk, at £10, £8 ( for students and pensioners) and £3 ( accompanied children under 12), at Malmesbury Abbey or The Wild Food Co. in the High Street.

 For further details call Tony Fleming, the Musical Director, on 575229 or tony@jacfleming.plus.com


re:Verse Poetry

Poetry Evening in Malmesbury Abbey New to poetry?  Not sure what it’s all about?  Like to find out more?  Come to re:Verse poetry evening and discover for yourself the power of words to make sense of and give meaning to life’s experiences. We are a group of writers and poetry enthusiasts who meet on a monthly basis to explore life, faith and spirituality through verse.  Tues 17 Sep Poetry evening local guest poets present and read their published work Tues 15 Oct 

Roger Wagner and Malcolm Guite present an exciting mix of their poetry, art and music. Wed 20 Nov   All evenings are in Malmesbury Abbey at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available during each evening and entry is free. For further details call Andy on poet@ac24.com


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 together with artisan products and gifts at great prices  


The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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


Malmesbury Abbey Music Society

PASSACAGLIA – ‘Vivaldi Undercover’ 5 Oct 7.30pm   £15 members/ £5 student or chd. Season tickets are also available for only £55

 For further details call Neil Medland on 823461 or visit https://mamsmusic.co.uk


Events at Malmesbury Library

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The Mischief Makers theme is inspired by the Beano comic, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary July – 8 Sep  

Malmesbury Library, Cross Hayes For further details call 823611


Singing for the Brain

Singing sessions are led by a trained Singing for the Brain leader Every other Mon 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



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

RED JOAN [12A] Wed 25 Sep Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start  £6 from Lesley or on the door

 In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement until her tranquil existence is shattered when she’s arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls in love with an attractive Russian saboteur, Leo (Tom Hughes).  Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them?   

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. Every Sat 10.30/11am-2pm (Ros sets up after the runners have left) Adeline Farm Community Project offers facilities to the disabled, people with learning difficulties, and other groups in the Wilts. /Glos. area.

Afternoon Piano Recital Every Wed 2.30-4pm Afternoon tea concerts are back by popular demand. Tickets £2.50

Film Night (details on the website Every Thursday  7-10.30pm

7 Sep    Ceilidh with the Bursledon Village Band The Bursledon Village Band was formed in early 1977, mainly to play for local barn dances. 7.30-11pm £11

14 Sep  Classical Guitar Masterclass with Alan Brinley Shaw       2.30 -4.30pm    A rare opportunity to take part in a classical guitar masterclass with virtuoso Alan Brinley Shaw. £5-£10

14 Sep  Classical Guitar Concert with Alan Brinley Shaw 7.30-10.30pm   An evening of beautiful classical guitar presented by virtuoso Alan Brinley Shaw.             £12

15 Sep  The Feoffees of Tetbury – Dr Tony Walsh explains          2-3.30pm A guide through the history of Tetbury and the Feoffees         

15 Sep  Open Mic Sunday The 3rd Sunday of every month is Open Mic at the Shed for singers, musicians and poets         7.30-9.30pm £5

21 Sep  Comedy at the Shed 8-10pm £5


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


Tetbury Music Festival

Daily concerts, lectures & performances Sat 28 Sep  – Sun 6 Oct This year including performances from the Paravicini Quartet, the Aronowitz Piano Trio, VOCES8, Dame Felicity Lott, Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and the choir and orchestra of Arcangelo with three international guest soloists  starting at £10

 For further details call Box Office: 0333 666 3366 or Tetbury Visitor Information Centre or visit https://www.tetburymusicfestival.org



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.  

AGM, followed by a talk on ‘Designing Gardens’ by Barry Holman 18-Sep  

A Floral Art Workshop (free-standing design) by Pam Lewis  5 Oct at Oaksey Village Hall  

Demonstration by Cath Brown, ‘50 Shades of Colour’ 16-Oct Demonstration by Andrew Baker, ‘Ideas for Christmas 20-Nov

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



The Brinkworth Show

The 40th Brinkworth Produce & Handicraft Show On the first Sunday of Sept – 1 Sep 11am-5pm There will be a wide variety of stalls, attractions and entertainment for all the family. The event will be hosting the annual Produce and Handicraft show and a family fun dog show The Brinkworth Show will be supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and GWH Brighter Futures Appeal with proceeds from this year’s show.

Amusements at this year’s show include a wonderful inflatable obstacle course and a large slide. Other children’s favourites are the Punch and Judy Show, Alpacas, a face painter and the Wiltshire Bee Centre. The recreation field also has its own children’s play area.  

Brinkworth Recreation Field  For further details call 



Neeld Community and Arts Centre

Secret Spitfires The Friends of Chippenham Museum have arranged a showing of this fascinating documentary film, which will include a Q&A session with Norman Parker, history advisor for the film and WWII Spitfire engineer. Secret Spitfires is the remarkable story of how WWII Spitfire fighter aircraft were built in secret right in the heart of Southern England. Tues 3 Sep 3.30pm £5-7 Proceeds will be going to military charities and the Friends of Chippenham Museum.

The Big Get Together Sat 7 Sep The Big Get Together aims to bring various clubs and organisations together in one place, to provide a showcase of activities that will encourage people to participate, get involved and expand their social life. Over 50 local clubs and organisations are attending to promote a range of interests and activities, and there will also be opportunities for volunteering, fitness activities and social groups.   

The Everly Brothers and Friends Tribute Show Sun 8 Sep The Temple Brothers, officially the UK’s No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers as voted for by the National Tribute Music Awards 2017, are proud to announce the return of their theatre show. 

Project Play: Dad’s Army Read-Through Project Play is for anyone who enjoys being on stage, acting or being part of a production in any capacity. The project offers local enthusiasts a superb opportunity to be involved in a professional approach to staging a popular play that aims to attract a wide ranging audience- this year’s production is popular sitcom Dad’s Army. 26-Sep 

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



The Barn Theatre

FRINGE AT THE BARN  There will be a huge variety of acts, appealing to all ages, including the best of the Edinburgh Fringe, with a mix of established stars along with arguably some of the finest up and coming talent in the UK.  From comedy, music and amazing magic to top children’s entertainment, this year’s FRINGE AT THE BARN will have something for everyone – some highlights

Spontaneous Sherlock 4-Sep Spontaneous Sherlock is an award-winning, entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes comedy play based on an audience suggestion of a title. Performed in two halves by some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed comedy improvisers, with live Victorian music

Tom Brace : Brace of Spades 6-Sep Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family!

Featuring Tom’s unique blend of comedy and magic, the show promises to have a little something for everybody. ‘Classic magic tricks with youthful charm’ (EdinburghGuide.com) ‘Hilarious… joyfully daft… if you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it’ 

I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again.. Again!  16-18 Sep The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group recreate the anarchic comedy show that bestrode BBC Radio during the 1960’s and 1970’s; giving birth to The Goodies, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Following on from their critically-acclaimed tour (and 4-part revival on BBC Radio 4 Extra), this NEW touring production is another Greatest Hits compilation of material by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie; adapted, directed and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones

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. Wed – Sat : 5.30pm till 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

The Electric Picture House A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month’s films: Dora and the Lost City of Gold; The Souvenir; Mrs Lowry and Son; National Theatre Live: Fleabag Thur 12 Sep; Downtown Abbey; The Angry Birds Movie 2; NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors Thurs 26 Sep; Bait; National Theatre encore: Fleabag 1-5 Oct; Roger Waters Us + Them Wed 2 Oct; National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thur 17 Oct  

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


Bluegrass Festival

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival  One of the UK’s premier bluegrass, Americana and old time music festivals Check the line up on the website  30 Aug – 1 Sep Displays, concerts, workshops, food marquee and vintage clothing tents  Check website for ticket details

Kemble airfield For further details call  or visit http://www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk


The Emergency Services Show

Fire engine and police car rides, Parachute displays, vintage emergency vehicles, fairground, Wiltshire Air Ambulance Sun 16 Sep 10am – 4pm £6.50,  chd £3.50 under 3s free  The Emergency Services Show (ESS) is the biggest outdoor show of its kind in the South West, showcasing local emergency services and partner agencies.  The Show provides a safe environment to learn about your local emergency services, view displays and demonstrations, take part in activities, listen to safety talks and meet your local emergency service teams.

Cotswold Airport For further details call enquiries@emergencyservicesshow.com or 01380 732999 or visit http://www.emergencyservicesshow.com


Malmesbury, Chippenham, Bath, Stroud, Bristol, Wotton

Covent Garden Royal Opera House and Ballet @ the cinema

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

Opera Live: Don Giovanni 8-Oct  

Opera Live: Don Pasquale 24-Oct  

Ballet Live: Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III 5-Nov  

Stroud Apollo, Odeon Bath and many other Cinemas For further details call 0871 220 6000 or visit http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema


National Theatre Live

Fleabag 12 Sep and encore 1-5 Oct  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 17-Oct  

Hansard 7-Nov  

Present Laughter 26-Nov  

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


Jane Austen Festival

13-22 Sep  During the course of ten days, there are over eighty events including the world-famous record breaking Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. This spectacular parade through the city centre literally stops the traffic and is always held on the first Saturday. Another unique event is the Regency Costumed Masked Ball with its drinks reception around the Roman Baths and dancing in the historic Pump Rooms.

 For further details call Bath Box Office 01225 463362 or email boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk or online at http://www.bathboxoffice.org.uk or visit http://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/



The Man in The White Suit 6 – 21 Sep  

Posh 23-28 Sep    

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy 3-5 Oct  

Shrek The Musical  8-12 Oct 

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



The Wiltshire Donkey Show

The Main Show is affiliated to the Donkey Breed Society (DBS)  with formal in-hand and driving classes and less formal fancy hat, long reining and dressage classes, the schedule offers something for everyone. Sun 1 Sep 10am Hot drinks and light refreshments will be available for purchase on the day.  £3 per adult, children are free.  This entitles you to a possible lucky programme. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times and please clean up after your dog.

Larkrise Community Farm

BA14 6DQ For further details call 02380 860876 or email wdstreasurer@gmail.com or visit http://www.wiltshiredonkeyshow.co.uk