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 lovely cakes daily 8.00am to 5.00pm (8.00am to 4.00pm during winter). All menu items available whether sitting inside or enjoying our lovely courtyard, takeaways also available. Call 841627 for more details or for the menus, please visit https://www.angel-sherston.co.uk/menu.

The Bridge Restaurant

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

The Rattlebone Inn

Pub restaurant open following government guidelines. Check boards or website for new opening plans. Indoor & outdoor dining with restaurant menu and BBQ & pizzas from the wood fired oven. Check boards for more details of events or call 840871 or 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 the newly remodelled Tucks Yard with covered seating – takeaways available.  For further details call Lucy on 841433 or visit https://lucytom.com

Café at Hortico

Newly remodeled café in the garden centre for tea coffee and cakes 10am – 3.30pm daily – wood burner, fully sustainable off grid, log cabin style café, covered seating in the nursery and amongst the Christmas trees growing for next year – dog friendly 

Plant centre and nursery open daily. Online shop with delivery to Sherston (SN16) and Swindon (SN1-5) Further details on Facebook  or visit http://www.horti.co.uk  or 07887 508880

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

Details of this month’s events in the main section of the cliffhanger and on the Church Noticeboard for details of services and events



19 Jan Luncheon at The Old Royal Ship

Thurs 3 Feb 2.30pm Talk: “Period Poverty in India’.

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

Village Hall Extension Plans

Look at the website www.sherston.net/villagehall

Sherston Village Hall Butterflies

Decorate the butterfly you have donated – next workshops in the 10am-1pm small hall Sat 8 & 22 Jan, Sat 5 Feb  – Materials provided, might take 30- 45 minutes. Queries & to book your place please email heather@geoffmartin.plus.com


The Holford Arms

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


The Old Royal Ship

Pub restaurant open again following government guidelines. The Pub is now fully open inside, with takeaways and outside service also available.  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

Talk “Luckington’s Secret Spymaster

Sir Stewart Menzies Head of the Secret Service during WW2 and the inspiration for James Bond’s Chief “M” Fri 21 Jan at 5.30pm  Luckington School Hall Tickets : £10 from Luckington Village Shop or e-mail : cm@tgpf.info


The Arboretum

Admission by booked entry slot only.

Summer 2022 concerts Thurs 9 Jun: Rag’n’Bone Man; Fri 10 Jun: Keane; Sat 11 Jun: Madness; Sun 12 Jun: Jess Glynne

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


Athelstan Museum

Talk: Ocean Sheroes – Thur 13 Jan 7pm

Talk: MOD War Detectives – the Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre Commemorations Team Wed 9 Feb 7pm

Teatime Talk: Malmesbury Pubs by Susan Mockler Wed 16 Feb 2.30pm tes, 3pm talk

Talks live in the Rausing Building subject to Covid regulations. Please check the Athelstan Museum website for updates. Tickets £10 available from 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

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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

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. Check our website for an 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

Our next two monthly speaker events are:

‘Fool’s Gold’ – A belated programme Christmas celebration on Zoom. Songs and stories concerned with all things Victorian Thurs 6 Jan 3pm 

‘The Work of the Fire and Rescue Service’ – Jamie Johnstone, Crew Manager at Malmesbury station Thurs 27 Jan Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall.

Malmesbury Live Arts

Malmesbury Abbey in partnership with Malmesbury Live Arts will host a unique concert of light and music entitled The Renaissance of Wonder: A Meeting of Creativity and Splendour on Sat 29 Jan. Doors open at 7pm, viewing 7-8pm, music 8pm, cash bar. There will be time to view the installation and speak to the artists before the music starts. Tickets via www.malmesbury-live-arts.org.uk/renaissanceofwonder

‘Playtime’ with The Last Baguette

January sees the launch of ‘Playtime’, a monthly family theatre workshop. Join Sidney & Tristan from The Last Baguette for a fun, relaxed participatory theatre session. There’ll be silliness, play-acting, games and music…Expect to play, move, watch and laugh. Sessions last one hour, and are for pre-schoolers and their grown-ups. There will be one session every month for six months, each with a different theme. Sessions are at 10am at The Old School Room, Malmesbury Town Hall on the following Mondays: 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 Jun Come along as a one-off or to the whole series! Email thelastbaguette@gmail.com

The Selfish Giant comes to Malmesbury

The Selfish Giant, a beautifully crafted performance by master puppeteers Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre. This tender and enchanting show will delight all children aged three to 93. Inspired by the touching children’s story by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts have combined forces to explore an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes. Sat 19 Feb Doors 2pm, show starts 2.30pm, Town Hall, Malmesbury. Tickets and our full programme of 2022 events head to the website: https://malmesbury-live-arts.org.uk/whats-on.php

WOMAD 2022

Join us at Charlton Park from 28 – 31 July 2022 and celebrate 40 years of WOMAD Festival! Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 8 December at midday – limited number of tickets remaining due to rolled over tickets from the past two years. https://womad.co.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed – open

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 Sat 11am-2pm

The Whistle Stop café remains 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

Rural Skills Courses

Introduction to Hedgelaying 27-28 Nov 9am-5pm Manor Farm, Sopworth, SN14 6PS

Further details https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/looking-after/rural-skills/ or email ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk


Flicks in the Sticks

The Courier (2021)  14 Jan ‘The Courier’ is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history.

£5 Hall open 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


Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Grittleton Village Hall  For further details call Lesley 01249 783157 or email l_palmer@btinternet.com or visit http://www.moviola.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.  

Demonstration by Melanie Smith ‘Postcards from France’ 19 Jan  

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

Oct: No Time to Die (12A, 163 mins)

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community See website for this month’s films. Allocated seating, prebooking essential. Face coverings must be worn, though can be removed to consume drinks and snacks bought at the EPH. For further details call 01453 844601 or visit www.wottoncinema.com


The Barn Theatre

Live shows with socially distanced seating and ventilation as well as live streamings.

Murder for Two 4 Feb -5 Mar – The perfect pick me up for a cold wet February, Murder for Two is a high-energy musical whodunit, a zany blend of classical musical comedy and madcap murder mystery with a twist. Two actors play thirteen characters… with a piano

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 Starting Sun 16 January 2022 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 @ yours

Live and pre recorded screenings of opera and ballet from the ROH Covent Garden   Stream opera and ballet content online from our house to yours while our stages are closed.

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

National Theatre Live

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

For further details visit www.ntlive.com


Theatre Royal Bath

Live performances will return with performances in the socially distanced Main House auditorium.

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