What’s On

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm Sherston High Street

Sep 8 & 22   For further details email clerk@sherston.org.uk or mobilelibraries@wiltshire.gov.uk


The Angel Hotel

Upcoming Gin Finals Tasting Evening Special Guest Barney Wilczak – master distiller of Garden Tiger Fri 5 Oct Tickets on sale now from The Angel or Balcony House Cellars or contact   neil@balconyhousecellars.co.uk /dave@sherstonangel.co.uk

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

The Carpenter’s Arms, Sherston For further details 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 or call 840871 or follow on Twitter or visit http://www.therattlebone.co.uk/


Church events

Memorial Blessing Luckington on 23rd Sept at 11am. Following grants from the Royal Artillery Benevolent Fund and generous donations from local villagers, the memorials of Sgt Elsip and Lt Col Ottley have been restored.

Group Service at Sherston commemorating the 100 years of the Royal Air Force Sun 30 Sept at 10.30

Harvest Festival 7 Oct 9.30 am Harvest Family Communion and 6 pm Harvest Evensong and Supper in Church of the Holy Cross

Christian Ethics Course – how moral decisions are made Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Rectory from October. All welcome.

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 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 Village hall

Sat 8 Sep with Claire from Hive Originals   Sat 13 Oct    Sat 10 Nov    Sat 8 Dec

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


Sherston WI Talks

Talk by Charlotte Mortimer – Wiltshire Air Ambulance 6 Sept, 7.30pm, Village Hall

Lunch to celebrate the W.I. Birthday

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


Macmillan Coffee Morning

at Sherston Methodist Church 10-12 on Fri 28 Sep. Raffle, Bring and Buy and lots of cake! Come and support this great charity.


Rural Arts Wiltshire

Ninebarrow an excellent folk duo who filled the Village Hall on their last visit so don’t miss this one 29 Sep 7.30pm

The Little Matchgirl a touching and heartwarming tale for families with children Sun 9 Dec at 2.30pm


all the unforgettable Simon and Garfunkel tunes performed by this top class duo – 26th January 2019.

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


Sherston Senior Club

Harvest Auction Rev. Susan Harvey will conduct the Auction and proceeds will be given to The Community of the Sisters of the Church Bristol. 18-Sep If space allows, visitors are welcome to come on our outings please contact Helen Quirk 840516 for more information.

Outing to Weston-Super-Mare 2-Oct

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


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

All of the junior and adult fixtures for the 2018 season are now available on our website!

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


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.


1016 Book Sale

Sat Oct 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


Sherston and villages

Flying Monk Arts and Crafts Trail

Comes to Sherston – in Aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance Venues open in Sherston British School Room as well as several in Malmesbury, Corston and Lea Sat 29 Sept from 10am – 5pm and Sun 30 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 are in a leaflet available from Sherston Post Office, and other local shops and pubs and Malmesbury Tourist Information Office.

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



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


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.

CRAFT TALK AND DEMONSTRATION Sep 4 have-a-go, with Katharina Child from Atelier in Stroud

THE PEDALLING PEDDLER Oct 2 Nick Gibbs recounts his road to recovery from a traumatic injury (sales table will also be available)


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 or visit



Fundraiser for St Giles Church

Hog Roast & Live Music Sat 1 Sep 3pm £7.50 / unders 12s £5 incl hog roast, veggie option available Bouncy Castle Face Paint, Bar. For further details call Emma 07818 415974 or emmalippiatt@hotmail.com



Ride and Stride

The annual Sponsored Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust and your local church Sat 8 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. Plan a route that suits your energy levels or get ideas from http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/cycling.

Last year Ride Stride raised over £51,000 for Wiltshire’s churches, and 34 churches benefited from Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust grants, ranging from £400 to £10,000. As ever, 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.

For further details call and sponsorship forms Pam Pickthall on 841072 or pampickthall@hotmail.co.uk or Charles Graham 01672 514301 or ctg100@hotmail.com or visit http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk


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 23 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

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


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 22nd Sept vintage and classic, Sun 23rd Sept Vintage, classic and modern. Admission Free, open 10am to 4pm, at Badminton GL9 1HA.

All in aid of local and national charities

For further details call visit Ploughing Through The Ages on Facebook.


Rotary Horseless Team Event

Sun 30 Sep   Registration starts at 08:30 (on-line pre-registration is available and gets you free car parking; car parking is £5 on the day); the race itself starts at 10am. Adult entries are £15; junior (aged 15 or under) entries are £10. Dogs are allowed but, with so many deer and sheep around, they must be kept on leads at all times. The course incorporates the world famous Badminton Horse Trials obstacles and goes around most parts of the Badminton Estate Park. Runners can enter as individuals or in teams for the half-marathon, 9 or 5 mile categories. Canicross runners can enter for either 9 or 5 miles. Juniors aged 15 or under on 9th October 2017 may enter the 5 mile category.

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://www.fullonsport.com/event/badminton-horseless-team-event-2017/profile



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 or visit



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

POTS AND PAINTINGS 2018 After a year’s absence, the Eeles family of potters return for another exciting show of their wide range of handmade ceramics. They are joined by two local artists, Gill Ashley and Jenny Riley. Gill works in acrylics, oil and watercolour, taking the subject matter as her inspiration for the style of representation. She has work in Canada, USA, Australia and Europe. Jenny paints mainly landscapes in a variety of media and also takes commissions for animal portraits. Great Hall – Sat 29 Sept – Sun 8 Oct 10am-4pm Free after admission. You can usually see more of their work at The Angel and book a meal at the same time! Contact gill.ashley1@btinternet 840993 or jennyriley571@gmail.com 840682 for further information

Westonbirt Arboretum Till Nov 2018 admission prices Adults £10, Concs and those arriving by bike or public transport £7, Children (5-18) £4, under 5s free, 1 carer allowed free per paying disabled visitor

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


Easton Grey

Whatley Manor

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. 30 Sep – ‘Oceans 8‘ – Huge cast including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock & Anne Hathaway. Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. 14th October 2018 – ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ – Tom Criuse is back to star in this action movie. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Hospitality Action’s annual polo day at Beaufort Polo Club Sun 9 Sep – in aid of Hospitality Action Tickets are priced at £105pp to include: Champagne on arrival, Three-course gourmet lunch with wine, Grandstand seat, Afternoon cream tea, Car passes and an event programme

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





Add in from email 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/ £12

This month’s films include:

Mon, 3 Sept 8pm The Happy Prince
Fri, 7 Sept 2pm Mission Impossible 6
Fri, 7 Sept 5:30 pm Incredibles 2
Fri, 7 Sept 8pm Mamma Mia! Here we go again
Wed, 12 Sept 2pm Mamma Mia! Here we go again
Wed, 12 Sept 7pm RSC: Merry Wives of Windsor *
Mon, 17 Sept 8pm Mission Impossible 6
Fri, 21 Sept 2pm The Happy Prince
Fri, 21 Sept 5:30 pm Incredibles 2
Fri, 21 Sept 8pm Mamma Mia! Here we go again

And next month:

Mon, 1 Oct 8pm Swimming with Men
Thursday, 4 Oct 7.15 pm The Winter’s Tale Live from The Globe in London *
Fri, 5 Oct 2pm Swimming with Men
Fri, 5 Oct 5:30 pm Christopher Robin
Fri, 5 Oct 8pm The Bookshop
Tues, 9 Oct 7:15 pm Classic Spring: Importance of Being Earnest Live from London **
Mon, 15 Oct 7:15 pm Mayerling Live from The Royal Ballet *
Fri, 19 Oct 2pm The Bookshop
Fri, 19 Oct 5:30 pm Christopher Robin
Fri, 19 Oct 8pm The Festival

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


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 For further details call 823611


Exhibition: Wiltshire At War

Wiltshire Does Its Bit includes many interesting stories of local nurses, dairymaids, small businesses, and local people providing comfort to soldiers of WWI– all doing their bit for the war effort. The museum will also have a display commemorating local soldiers and sailors who lost their life on the Somme and Jutland free entry Open Summer: Mon to Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm Winter (from Oct to Mar) : Mon to Sat 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sundays: 11.30am to 3.30pm.

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


Singing for the Brain

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

Richard Ricketts – ‘ The Amazing Honey Bee’ Thurs 27 Sep

Roger Heafield –  ‘Wiltshire Air Ambulance’ Thurs 25 Oct

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


Riverside Community

Saturday Friends 10.30am – 1.30pm and enjoy a cuppa and a friendly chat Drop in dates Sat 29 Sep, 20 Oct, 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

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


Malmesbury Against Plastic (MAP)

The Plastic Unwrapped Festival Sat 4 Nov 9.30am-4.30pm

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!

Town Hall 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, 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



Malmesbury Carnival month- the final flings till 2 Sep events include quizzes, historical walks, poetry, music events, bike rides, bat walks, Open Mic night, cheese tasting Carnival Procession 6pm Sat 1 Sep. Various locations in and around Malmesbury

Programme on line at For further details call enquiries@malmesburycarnival.co.uk or call 823921 or 824361 or visit http://www.malmesburycarnival.co.uk


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.

John Coles Park, Chippenham Sun 9 Sep – 3-5pm

Birdcage Walk, Malmesbury Sun 29 Sep 11am -12.30pm

Musical Extravaganza, Town Hall, Malmesbury Sat 27 Oct 7.15pm – 9.15pm

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


Malmesbury Singers

A Singing Day with Nigel Perrin Sat 22 Sep 9.30am-3pm £15/ £20 non members incl coffee and tea Handel: Extracts from The Messiah & Coronation Anthems This promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled informative day with the talent and customary warmth and camaraderie of Nigel Perrin, open to all local singers. Coffee & tea included, lunch for a small fee.

United Reformed Church, Malmesbury For further details call or visit http://www.malmesburysingers.co.uk



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.

12 Sep – An evening with Simon Armitage in Conjunction with Yellow Lighted Bookshop Doors Open 7pm – Tickets £7.50 and £12.50 Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet who also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio.

15 Sep – Comedy Night with Elvis McGonagell Doors Open 7pm . Advance tickets just £10.50 on the door on the night £12.50

22 Sep – Gardening Workshop 10am – 1pm Cost £50 Learn from Chelsea RHS Medallist Joy Riley in this half day workshop BRING YOUR IDEAS and photos with you to create the garden of your dreams…. no horticultural knowledge needed. No measuring if you don’t want to. A soil sample is advisable though. You will end the half-day session day with a good idea of what to put where in your garden over the next year.

22 Sep – Musical evening with Ethemia and Rob Richings. Doors Open 7pm and Tickets are just £12. Acoustic Duo Ethemia (Michaela Mott and Berny Poulton) are currently touring the UK

29 Sep – Take Great Photographs – One Day Workshop with Expert Steve Hammond 9.30am – 4.30pm £80

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, Malmesbury, Cotswolds

Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail 2018

Painted Hares The popular Hare Trail keeps growing! This year, it features around 130 hares, leverets, and springers – hidden across the whole Cotswolds AONB. The hares have been beautifully decorated by artists inspired by a ‘Living Landscapes’ theme. The Hare Trail will run until 9 September, and is completely free. Pick up a trail booklet and start making your way around the towns and villages hosting hares. Discover hidden corners of the Cotswolds and learn about the sponsors of the hares. And if any hares win your heart over the summer, remember that the online auction for the hares goes live on 21st September. Visit the exhibition at the King’s Head in Cirencester from 16th – 21st September to see which ones you’d like to bid for and keep!

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



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [12A] Wed 26 Sep Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

The story begins in 1946 London, where we meet Juliet Ashton (Lily James), who is looking for something serious about which to write. Flashback sequences reveal that Juliet is working at resolving some of her own past issues. An unexpected letter; a curiously named book club; a remote location and a pig farmer are the triggers that entice her to set sail for Guernsey, leaving behind a book signing tour and an American fiancé (Glen Powell), who has swept her off her feet. Also starring Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay and Matthew Goode.

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



Flicks in the Sticks

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY Fri 14 Sep Doors open 6:30pm for 7.30pm start. Cash bar £3 in advance £3.50 on the door

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation

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



Minety Rugby Club 

Mighty Minety Minions  Minety Rugby Club is the exciting local rugby club for children aged 5 to 12. We are actively seeking new children to join the club and no prior experience of rugby is necessary to join in any age group. We start with five year olds with gentle games and activities, getting the children used to listening to the coaches and handling the odd-shaped ball As Mighty Minety Minions, the children move up to non-contact ‘tag’ rugby which involves running around getting some exercise; the children always enjoy the training sessions and we play occasional games with other clubs too. The Under 9s begin with a slow, measured introduction to Juniors’ contact rugby

The 2017/18 season begins at 10am on Sun 3 Sep at Minety Playing Fields Sessions last an hour to an hour and a half depending on the age group. You don’t need to register in advance, just turn up and if it is something your son or daughter would like to come back to after trying it out you can register anytime that day or thereafter. Clothing: children can wear shorts/tracksuit/t-shirt/trainers/football boots/whatever they’re comfortable in to start with and then purchase club kit thereafter should they want to continue to participate.

Minety Playing Fields, SN16 9QU For further details call the club secretary, Peter McAllister, on 860281 or email PeterJMcAllister@yahoo.co.uk or visit http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/minetyjuniorrugbyclub/



The Brinkworth Show

The Brinkworth Show On the first Sunday of Sept – 2 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



North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Talk by Piers Lavan from Hortico plant centre/nursery and AGM Wed 19 Sep

Workshop. (Pot luck) 17-Oct

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.

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



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



Neeld Community and Arts Centre

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Sat 1 Sep 4pm

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



The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: Disney’s Christopher Robin; Thurs 6 Sep NT Live: Julie (Live); Heart Beats Loud; Heathers; The Apparition; I can only imagine; Wed 12 Sep RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Thurs 13 Sep La Boheme from Sydney Harbour Bridge; The Children Act; Thurs 20 Sep The Australian Ballet’s The Merry Widow; BlacKkKlansman; Patrick; Cold War; Thurs 27 Sep NT Live King Lear check website for details

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



Jane Austen Festival

14-23 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/


World Heritage Day 6-7 Sep Join the celebrations with lots of free activities in Bath and in the Roman Baths 20 venues across Bath & North East Somerset take part in the Heritage Open Days event, including: Bath Jewish Burial Ground, Central United Reform Church, Partis College Almshouses, Roman Baths (Tunnel Tours) St John’s Hospital, St John’s Store, Cleveland Pools, No 4 The Circus,Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust and Claverton Pumping Station

For further details call 01225 477785 or visit http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/heritageevents



God of Carnage 29 Aug – 15 Sep   £15-£33.50

Prior to the West End: The Height of the Storm starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins 18 – 29 Sep

Shakespeare in Love 4-13 Oct

Vulcan 7 A new comedy by Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer 15-20 Oct

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie 23-27 Oct

Theatre Royal For further details call 01225 448844 or visit http://www.theatreroyal.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: Mayerling 15-Oct

Opera: Die Walküre 28-Oct Running time: The performance lasts about 5 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals.

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

Julie 6-Sep

King Lear with Sir Ian McKellen 27-Sep

The Madness of George III with Mark Gatiss 20-Nov

For further details call or visit http://www.ntlive.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 31 Aug – 2 Sep Displays, concerts, workshops, food marquee and vintage clothing tents Check website for ticket details

Kemble airfield For further details call or visit 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



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 2 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.

Warminster Saddle Club

BA12 0DZ For further details call Sheila Wade 07976 281586 or sheila@greenscapeltd.co.uk or visit http://www.wiltshiredonkeyshow.co.uk