What On – January 2020


Sustainable Sherston

‘The Hundred Tonne Diet’ a talk about the climate crisis by Professor David Waltham Fri 10 Jan at 7:30pm in the British School Rooms. All welcome. Free entry. Refreshments available If you want to understand more about what is happening to our climate, both for yourself and so that you can talk to others about the facts, please join us for a talk by Professor David Waltham from the University of London. Professor Waltham will be talking about the science behind global warming and what we need to do to limit our emissions to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees.  He’ll discuss the technical ways we can do this and what needs to happen in our economy, politics and society to make this happen.

 For further details call For further information please contact Joy Smith on 840865 

Church events

Eco Church is a scheme to help grass-roots church communities improve their environmental impact.  The scheme is run by the charity A Rocha UK with the support of the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, Christian Aid and Tearfund. Bronze, silver and gold awards are available to those church communities who show that they are working to lessen their environmental impact.    

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 Courtyard Café @ Lucy Tom’s

Recently launched café  serving 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! Open weekdays 8.30am – 5pm with  Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-3pm. Free WiFi.  

Tote Bag Making Workshop Sat 11 Jan £35 2-5pm  Learn to make a large tote bag and go home with a beautiful and useful bag you’ve made yourself. All materials will be provided and included in the cost. Suitable for all standards  

Drum Lampshade Making Workshop Sat 25 Jan 2-5pm  Learn to make a drum lampshade and go home with your own handmade lampshade and the skills to keep making. All materials will be provided and included in the cost. Suitable for all standards

For further details call Lucy on 841433 or visit https://lucytom.com

The Rattlebone Inn

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

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

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library 

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm 

11 & 25 Jan     8 & 22 Feb     7 & 21 Mar    

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

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 

First meeting of the year 7 Jan 2pm  

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 

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.

AGM Mon 3 Jan 7pm in the BSR   

For further details call Helen Quirk 840516 helenandjim@thequirks.plus.com   

or visit http://www.sherstontheatreclub.co.uk 

Sherston WI Talks 

New Year Lunch for members 9-Jan  

AGM & General Meeting 9 Feb 2.30pm British Schoolroom   

For further details call Secretary 07388 606785 ] 

Friends of Sherston School

Annual Fundraising Quiz Night  Sat 2 Feb Bar opens 7.30pm Quiz starts at 8pm, raffle and auction.   £20 for a team of up to 4 All proceeds go towards funding new iPads for Sherston School. Tickets go on sale Fri 6 Jan and are available from the Post Office Stores or pick them up at school from Sophie Cheetham or Kirsty Strachan.  Sherston Village Hall For further details call Tickets on sale at the Post Office 


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 

Easton Grey

Whatley Manor

Sunday Cinema  £39.50 includes your cinema ticket for the screening and popcorn and a 3 course lunch or dinner in Grey’s Brasserie. Lunch first from 12 noon with the film starting promptly at 3pm. For the dinner screening, enjoy the film first, starting promptly at 5pm, followed by dinner from 7.15pm. ‘Yesterday’ – Sun 16 Feb   

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


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    

Summer Concerts Thurs 11 June: TBC; Fri 12 Jun: James Morrison and Will Young; Sat 13 Jun: Madness; Sun 14 Jun: Keane   

Till end of Feb 2020 admission prices Adults £7, those arriving by bike or public transport £5, Children (5-18) £3, under 5s free, 1 carer allowed free per paying disabled visitor

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 


Flicks in the Sticks

YESTERDAY Fri 10 Jan 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 

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.  

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


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  

Life as an Expedition Doctor – Phil Yates Thurs 23 Jan   

Dickens in Wiltshire – The author’s life and times by Dr Keith Hooper   Thurs 27 Feb   

Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall For further details call membership secretary Elaine Sharp tel 823568 or visit http://www.malmesburyu3a.org.uk

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   


Mon, 6 Jan 2pmBeethoven *
Mon, 6 Jan 7.30 pmAndre Rieu in Concert *
Fri, 10 Jan 2pmAndre Rieu in Concert *
Fri, 10 Jan 5.30pmFrozen 2
Fri, 10 Jan 8pmThe Good Liar
Tues, 14 Jan 7.30pmFreud *
Thursday, 16 Jan 7.15pmSleeping Beauty **
Mon, 20 Jan 2pmFreud *
Mon, 20 Jan 8pmLe Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
Fri, 24 Jan 2pmThe Good Liar
Fri, 24 Jan 5.30pmFrozen 2
Fri, 24 Jan 8pmJumanji 2
Mon, 27 Jan 2pmLe Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
Mon, 27 Jan 7.30pmMozart *
Wed, 29 Jan 2pmJumanji 2
Wed, 29 Jan 7.45pmLa Boheme  **

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

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/

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

The Big Malmesbury Craft Fair

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


Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

JUDY [12A] Wed 29 Jan Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start  £6 from Lesley or on the door

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland [Renee Zellweger] arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.  As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Also features Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.  

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


Rural Arts Wiltshire

MOSCOW DRUG CLUB Sat 1 Feb at 8pm Doors open 7pm for pre-performance social – bring your own cocktails and canapes (drink and nibbles!) DRESS FOR THE OCCASION Adults £10, Concessions £8 Rural Arts Wiltshire with Grittleton Village Hall invites you to an evening of international cabaret at Grittleton’s own version of the Kit-Kat-Club. Join us for an ‘intoxicating and intimate musical experience’ with elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France and French Musette.  

Village Hall  For further details call Jan 01249 782798 dandjjeffcoate@btinternet.co.uk or visit www.ruralartswiltshire.org.uk


Tetbury Goods Shed

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 10.30/11am-2pm 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    

Exhibition: Journeys into Abstraction – Laurel Smart 8th-30th

Please check our website for Thursday film details

3 Jan    Beauty and the Beast 2-4.15pm £8-£30 Come to our panto and see Belle and the Beast try to lift the curse.

9 Jan    Film Night: 7.30pm £7

11 Jan    Holder and Smith A tribute night for Django and Grapelli from the gypsy jazz duo 7.30pm £12

16 Jan    Film Night 7.30pm £7

18 Jan    Martin James Bartlett The second in The Goods Shed Piano Series with former BBC young musician of the year 7.30pm £18

23 Jan    Film Night 7.30pm £7   

25 Jan    Garden Design Workshop – Innovative creative garden design with Chelsea RHS Medalist Joy Riley 10.30 am-4pm £150       

30 Jan    Film Night  7.30pm £7

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


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 Marie Mundy, ‘Around the World’.

Our regular ‘Best Bloom’ Competition also takes place this evening. 15-Jan  

Demonstration by Carol Norman: ‘Two of a Kind’ 19-Feb   

Workshop with Sally Taylor: Mastering the art of ‘Buttonholes’ 18-Mar   

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


The Barn Theatre

A Christmas Carol till 11 Jan  “A Christmas Carol injects new life into the Dickens classic – an absolute must-see this season.” – SoGlos  

The Importance of being Earnest 23 Jan – 15 Feb   

Ben Hur 4 Mar – 18 Apr    

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

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month’s films: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Frozen 2; André Rieu – 70 Years Young; Knives Out; Last Christmas; The Irishman; So Long, My Sons; EOS: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait; Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon; StarDog and TurboCat; Kinky Boots – the Musical; NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac 

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

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 Live: The Sleeping Beauty 16-Jan   

Opera Live: La bohème 29-Jan   

Opera Live: Fidelio 17-Mar  

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 

Cyrano De Bergerac 20-Feb   

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


THEATRE ROYAL BATH plays host to west end productions

check website for details   

Panto: Beauty & the Beast  till 12 Jan    

Rapunzel: A Love Story  till 12 Jan   

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