What On – 2020

What’s On

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 during COVID19 restrictions


The Big Picnic Weekend

29-30 Aug A weekend of Covid-safe lazing in the sun on the Village Hall Field, with outdoor bars run by local hostelries The Rattlebone and the Carpenter Arms, tea and cake run by The Courtyard Café and a dazzling array of music from 18 fantastic acts

The Carpenter’s Arms

Coffee, pastries and cakes  open from 8.30am whilst Angel closed – cyclists, dogs and children welcome. Large garden Check boards for more details or call 840665 or visit https://www.facebook.com/carpenters.armssherston

The Rattlebone Inn

Takeaways available including Sunday lunches, Wood fired Pizza Oven, outdoor dining

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 takeaway coffees, tea and herbal infusions and homemade cakes in Tucks Yard.  Coffee from RAVE roasters in Cirencester, Pukka teas, sandwiches, soup, breakfast bacon butties and lots of homemade cake! 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 outdoor seating amongst the Christmas trees growing for next year – dog friendly 

Further details on Facebook  or visit http://www.horti.co.uk

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

See Church Noticeboard for details of services and events

For further details call  Rev Susan Harvey 840696 or Susan Harvey <susan.harvey055@gmail.com> or visit

Harvest Supper usually early Sept in the Church of the Holy Cross    

For further details call Pat Whitehouse 840640, or Heather Martin 840375 or visit

Open Gardens Trail  in aid of  Church of the Holycross

Sat 5 – Sun 6  Sept – see main section for details. £6 per person. All proceeds go towards the maintenance of Holy Cross Church.  Further details  Heather Martin 840375. Donations of cakes, surplus seedlings, cuttings or divided perennials most welcome  

Art in Lockdown: 26-27 Sept

see main section for details British School Room, 10.30am to 5pm (Sat) and 12.30pm to 5pm (Sun)

Sherston Drama Group

Usually there’s a Half- term Pantomime in Oct For further details email sherstondramagroup1@gmail.com

Ride and Stride

Sat 12 Sep – The annual Sponsored Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust and your local church – Last year £62,000 was raised Ride (cycle or horse) or walk to as many churches as you can manage during the day and get sponsorship for doing so.   

Rural Arts Wiltshire

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


The Holford Arms

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


Rotary Horseless Team Event

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

The Badminton Ride

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


The Arboretum

Admission by booked entry slot For further details call 880220 or visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt


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  


See article in main section for this month’s details Movies@Malmesbury is run entirely by volunteers in Malmesbury Town Hall For further details call For all of the latest information, schedules, synopses, trailers etc. check out our Facebook page at: MoviesatMalmesbury or visit http://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/cinema.html

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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

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 500 members and around 40 different interest groups including arts and crafts, book group, history, gardening, dancing, theatre trips , languages, walking etc.  For further details call membership secretary Elaine Sharp tel 823568 or visit http://www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed – café open

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. 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 11am-2pm Adeline Farm Community Project offers facilities to the disabled, people with learning difficulties, and other groups in the Wilts. /Glos. area.

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


Didmarton’s Open Gardens & village cricket: Sun 30 Aug

Details in main section

Flicks in the Sticks

Will return – tbc Didmarton Village Hall  For further details call Jenny Body 01454 238358 or jenny.body@btconnect.com


Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Will return – tbc  toGrittleton Village Hall  For further details call Lesley 01249 783157 or email l_palmer@btinternet.com or visit http://www.moviola.org/


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 http://www.wottoncinema.com


The Barn Theatre

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

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

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

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


Theatre Royal Bath plays host to west end productions

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