What’s On

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston  Every fortnight on Saturdays  10.30am – 12.45pm

13 & 27 Jul    20 & 24 Aug    7 & 21 Sep    5 & 19 Oct     2 & 16 Nov  14 & 28 Dec  

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


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

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

Boules League  apply via Rattlebone  

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


Sherston Boules Festival

Boules Festival Week events Tuesday 9  – Sunday 14 Jul  

Boules Day on Sat 13 July (including tea at the British School Room, cricket match, and a Launch Party at the Rattlebone), apart from the 128 Boules matches on the day itself, and apart from all the stalls, crafts and activities, Pimms and beer tents, live music and church tower tours you can also enjoy…..


–           KidZone at the village hall and field.

–           French breakfast and live music at the Carpenter’s Arms

–           Bacon butties and hot food at the Velo Café

–           The legendary duck race and post-race cream teas

–           Early Christmas shopping opportunities at the Tombola

–           A post-boules party withThe Soul Destroyers + The Arkansaw Jukebox Collective in the VH Full details in the centrefold

Tombola:  Any unused and unwanted goods,  gifts or gadgets will go to a worthy cause at the Boules Tombola Stall. This stall is always one of the best supported at Boules Day.  Please drop your donations off from June 15th to July 5th at the Tolsey Surgery, 4 Strongs Close (Ann Lawrence) or with Pauline Smith.    

BOULES SERVICE – Come and join us for worship, praise and thanksgiving concluding the Boules Festival, – weather permitting – in the field behind the village hall on Sun 14 July at 6pm (if not in the village hall) Light refreshments will be served after the service. Holy Cross Church, The Congregational Church and the Methodist Chapel all cordially invite everyone to join with us for this act of worship.

For further information contact Reverend Susan Harvey 840696.   

For further details

sherstonboules@gmail.com or visit https://sherstonboules.org

Sherston WI Talks

Indian Block printing with workshop – with Clare Walsh  Thurs 4 Jul 7.30pm Village Hall   

Riding for Life – delivering blood with Freewheelers   Thurs 1 Aug 7.30pm Village Hall  

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

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.

Hampton Court Flower Show  Thu, 4 July, 7.30-4pm Ticket and coach £55. List closed. Departure  Sherston High Street 7.30am

Henley-on-Thames Tue, 16 July, 9am-4pm  Henley-on-Thames boat trip. Ticket and coach £36. Standby only.    

Compton Acres  Thu, 25 July, 9am-6pm Compton Acres gardens near Poole, Dorset. Ticket and coach £28  

Waterperry Gardens Oxford Wed, 7 August, 9am-4pm Waterperry Gardens, Oxford. Ticket and coach £26. List open.  Pay by 7 July.  

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

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.

Photographic exhibition  Local artists are also encouraged to submit paintings, drawings or original prints for our Art Exhibition in Church –it must be the largest art exhibition in the area, last year we had over 130 works included, both amateur and professional. Sales were very impressive, over 25% of items were sold, which reflects both the quality and affordability of the work and also the willingness of local people to purchase pictures to hang in their homes.  

Feltmaking workshop  Sat 19 Oct for adults and over 12s, run by Yvonne Wood, see her website https://www.needlefeltart.co.uk/  

 A children’s show is being booked for little ones and their families, and our main Festival concert featuring Chalford Band will be in the programme.

Please see our website for all details over the next few months – https://sherstonartsfestival.com



The Holford Arms

Live Music every weekend   Check boards for more details of events, call  01454 238669 or info@theholfordarms.co.uk


Alderton Pop Up Café

The Alderton Pop-Up Café with the usual mix of delicious cakes and beverages combined with family-friendly activities. Proceeds will be divided between the Pond, the Village Hall and the Church.   The next dates is  21 July

Alderton Village Hall For further details call Groups welcome, but please give fair warning.

Email: jackie.muggleton@icloud.com



Rotary 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

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.  Mary Queen of Scots – 14 Jul The Favourite – 11 Aug

Social Sunday – 8 Michelin stars in aid of Hospitality Action On Mon 15 July , renowned chefs Christian Bau – 3*, Mark Birchall 2* and Brett Graham 2* join Niall Keating in the The Dining Room to create a spectacular dinner in aid of Hospitality Action’s Social Sunday. Menu price £255.00pp  – to include wines or non alcoholic drinks 6.30pm for drinks reception, seated for dinner at  7.00pm

Limited places available – all proceeds to Hospitality Action Contact our events team to book or find out more 834 026 

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



Luckington Summer Fete

Sat 6 Jul 1pm till 10pm The annual village fete with stalls, dog show and entertainment for all of the family. BBQ and live musical entertainment into the evening.

 For further details call Any offers of help or questions to Candy Neal on 840645.


Luckington Open Gardens

6+ gardens on show in aid of Luckington Church Sun 7 Jul 2- 5.30pm £6 pp including refreshments at Luckington Court Garden   Entry tickets and map from Luckington Parish Church – parking in the Church car park

Cherry Orchard Barn Tim Guard and Paul Fletcher are opening the gardens at their home, Cherry Orchard Barn, on Sunday, July 7th under the National Garden Scheme.

All of the entrance fee of £5 goes to the NGS’s charities, amongst which are Macmillan and Marie Curie.  Last year, the NGS raised over £3,000,000 for various charities. Funds raised by the selling of teas and cakes goes to ‘Dogs for Good’: a charity training support dogs that assist people suffering with conditions such as epilepsy, autism or just infirmity. Cherry Orchard Barn’s gardens are made up of six rooms, including a pond garden, formal parterre and kitchen garden.  They are on land which, just six years ago, was a corner of a rock-strewn field.  The gardens are dog- and wheelchair-friendly and open from 13:30 until 17:00.  A typical visit is takes between 45 minutes and an hour.

 For further details call  or visit


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



Sopworth Classic Car Show

The inaugural event Come along to this one-day event and enjoy looking at a stunning display of classic cars, tractors and motorbikes, and have a chat with their owners.

As well as classic vehicles, there will be something for the whole family with attractions including bar, cake stands, local produce and children’s entertainment 

Ample parking on site! Sun 21 July  – 11am – 4pm Admission: £5    Children Under 12: Free

 For further details call Classic car/Tractor exhibitors:  Larry Sargent | 07768 532070 | larryts120@gmail.com; Stalls/Entertainment:

Andrew Kemp | 07770586412 | andrewkemp@live.co.uk 

B Cross |07979366441 | b@sopworth.net  

Caroline Hare: |07712 160069 | caroline@nickhare.com    



Flicks in the Sticks

Stan and Ollie Fri 19 Jul 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

 Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953.  The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership 

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



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 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


Boules at the Bull

There is a friendly boules club at the Red Bull Inn on the Malmesbury road that meets every Thursday evening at 7.15pm. 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, 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/


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 

No monthly meetings in Jul and Aug   

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

Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall For further details call Membership Secretary Ann Roberts-Phare on 823971 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

This month’s films include:     

Mon, 1 Jul



Fri, 5 Jul


The Hustle

Fri, 5 Jul



Fri, 5 Jul



Fri, 19 Jul



Fri, 19 Jul


The Secret Life of Pets 2

Fri, 19 Jul


They Shall Not Grow Old (3D version)

Mon, 22 Jul


They Shall Not Grow Old (3D version)

Mon, 29 Jul



Mon, 29 Jul


Andre Rieu in Concert from Maastricht *

Wed, 31 Jul


The Secret Life of Pets 2

Wed, 31 Jul


“Measure for Measure” from the RSC *

Next month:


Mon, 5 Aug


Andre Rieu in Concert from Maastricht *

Mon, 5 Aug


Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin film)

Tuesday, 6 Aug


The Tortoise and the Hare (Bitesize Ballet)

Fri, 9 Aug


Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin film)

Fri, 9 Aug


Toy Story 4

Wed, 14 Aug


The Tortoise and the Hare (Bitesize Ballet)

Mon, 19 Aug


Don’t Look Now

Wed, 21 Aug


The Elves and the Shoemaker (Bitesize Ballet)

Fri, 23 Aug


Don’t Look Now

Fri, 23 Aug


Toy Story 4

Fri, 23 Aug



Wed, 28 Aug


The Elves and the Shoemaker (Bitesize Ballet)



Malmesbury Concert Band

Malmesbury Concert Band has been busy rehearsing its summer programme for performances between May and July in this, its 160th anniversary year. 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. Stratford Park, Stroud  Sun 14 Jul  2.30 – 4.30pm 

 For further details call Tony Fleming, the Musical Director, on 575229 or tony@jacfleming.plus.com or visit http://www.freewebs.com/malmesburyconcertband


Malmesbury Beer Festival

7th Beer Festival in aid of Malmesbury Schools  (St. Josephs, Malmesbury Academy and Malmesbury Primary) Outdoor Seating

Live Music, Wine, Soft drinks & Food (All sessions)

£10 in advance incl. 2 tokens and a glass.  Fri 12 Jul 4pm-11pm Sat 13 Jul 12noon – 11pm 

Malmesbury Victoria F.C. For further details call http://malmesburybeerfestival.org/tickets, The Whole Hog, the Horse Guards Brokenborough,

Rose and Crown. or visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk


Charlton Park

WOMAD – World Music Festival

Thurs 25 – Sun 28 Jul Featuring many world musicians and bands and exciting new artists – check website for the line-up  Early bird and SN16 3 or 4 day tickets with/without staying onsite More information at womad.co.uk/tickets.

New for 2019: There is so much to see and do away from the music stages, whether that’s watching Jim Al-Khalili explain our universe in the World of Physics, learning Indian vocal percussion in the Workshops tents, or getting covered in glitter and glue in the World of Children.  The World of Words is an arboreal sanctuary nestled in the heart of the festival celebrating all things wordy, whether written, spoken, discussed, debated, presented or performed. Get set to see talks from humanitarian and author Terry Waite, comedy songs from Harry and Chris, or learn how to connect to nature with Kurikindi, a South American shaman.   

 For further details call Reading Box Office on 0118 960 6060  or visit http://www.womad.org/festivals/charlton-park



Moviola – the Touring Rural Cinema Scheme

Can You Ever Forgive Me? [15] Wed 17 Jul Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start  £6 from Lesley or on the door

 Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling celebrities such as Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estée Lauder. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the literary marketplace, she turned her art form to deception.  Abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Oscar nominated Richard E. Grant), she applied her talent to the lucrative business of forging and selling letters from the likes of Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward. 

Moviola takes a break in Aug and returns in Sep   

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. 10am-2pm Adeline Farm Community Project offers facilities to the disabled, people with learning difficulties, and other groups in the Wilts. /Glos. area.


Film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Author Lee Israel discovers that a lot of money could be made by selling letters from famous people like Katharine Hepburn and Fanny Brice. The film is based on her autobiography of the same name.




Wotton and District Silver Band

Join Wotton Silver Band for an evening guaranteed to stir the emotions as they present a programme of beautiful melodies together with some powerful moments

TICKETS  £10.50



Clare Hammond – Piano Recital

Join renowned pianist Clare Hammond for a evening of beautiful music including Rachmaninov, Haydn, Debussy, Schumann and Lane




The Jam and Crumpet Band

Jam and Crumpet Band  present the very essence of English Dance Music.  Four great musicians bring you a super foot tapping




Great Cotswold Sewing Bee

Join Miranda Theobald as she shows you how to make three different styles of cushions.



Open Mic Sunday

This Sunday is Open Mic at Tetbury Good Shed for singers, musicians and poets.  Performers please telephone Heather Bristow on 01666 503 946 to book your time slot.  




Great Cotswold Sewing Bee Workshop

Join Miranda Theobald and learn how to make a roman blind as well as practicing different stitches.

TICKETS: £120 to include tea, coffee and lunch

  10am – 4pm

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 http://www.tetburymusicfestival.org


Hawkesbury Upton

Hawkesbury Upton Horticultural Show and Fair

Sat 24 Aug open from 12.30. Hawkesbury Horticultural Show is thought to be the longest continually running Horticultural Show in England, running for ​134 years without ever being cancelled for war or adverse weather. Carnival Queen crowned at 1.30pm on The Plain The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest & best fruit, vegetables & flowers, home baking, crafts, home made wine & beer, original photographs & pictures – all produced by the local community.  Local Beer & Cider Tent ,  Craft Stalls, Pimms Tent , Refreshments, Hog and Badminton Deer roast , Fairground rides. Dogs welcome on a lead.   Pay on the gate or buy advance tickets at The Village Shop or The Post Office, Hawkesbury Upton Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3, Children £2, Family ticket £12 (2 adults + up to 4 children)


 “Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack” – Welsh farmer Meirion and his sheepdogs provide an amazing display along with the “Quack Pack” of Indian Runner ducks, with audience participation.

Adam’s Axemen Display Team

“A guest appearance by Terry Walton” – Allotment guru Terry appears regularly on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show.

Rainbow Gecko Bubble man

Tractor pull competition

There are also:

– Rogers’ fairground rides,  Deer & Hog roast,  Beer & cider tent, Pimms tent,  Grand Raffle with a fantastic array of prizes,  Archery lessons with the Bath Archers,  Amazing selection of trade, craft & charity stalls Disabled parking in the Village Hall car park ~ Wheelchair accessible    (High Street closed to vehicles 1.15 – 2.00pm)

Village Hall and Recreation Field, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton  For further details call or to book a stall phone 01454 232910 or email: Vicky@coombeview.com   or visit http://www.hawkesburyshow.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.  

Coach Trip to Cotswold Lavender and Broadway 4-Jul  

Demonstration by Rosemary Kerr, ‘Oriental Takeaway’ 17-Jul  

Demonstration by Anna Steven, ‘Flights of Fancy’ 21-Aug  

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

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



Neeld Community and Arts Centre

Jive Talkin’ perform the Bee Gees Fri 5 Jul 7.30pm £20 Featuring vocalists who have performed with the real Bee Gees – and were described as “absolutely brilliant” by Maurice Gibb and “fantastic” by Barry Gibb – the timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life by Jive Talkin’ in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.

This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London’s West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Treorchy Male Choir at St Andrew’s Church Sat 13 Jul 7.30pm  The internationally celebrated Treorchy Male Choir has enchanted audiences around the world for more than 130 years. 

Wiltshire Sight invite you to our Sight Loss Information Day Thursday 18 July from 11am – 2pm Meet your Community Sight Loss Adviser – Receive information and advice; Discover new resources to help with daily living; Meet others living with sight loss; Free entry 

Summer Fun Activities  This summer, the Neeld Community and Arts Centre will be offering fun circus skills sessions with Clare’s Circus! There will be lots of exciting activities for children, and parents will be very welcome to join in with the fun and games! Clare’s Circus can teach you to juggle, you can learn tricks with spinning plates and diabolo and there will be stilt walking and pedal go’s, as well as soft play for the little ones and a tightwire for thrill seekers.

In addition, there will be a great craft making table and the chance to make balloon animals with Mr Twister, the best balloon twister this side of the River Avon! £5, accompanying adult free

various dates in Aug – 10am start    

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



The Barn Theatre

The 39 Steps 10 Jul-10 Aug 4 Actors, 140 Characters, 39 Steps. This will be hilarious! If you liked The Hound of the Baskervilles you’ll love The 39 Steps

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. 

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. Wednesday – Saturday: 5.30pm to 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

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

The UK’s oldest public outdoor swimming pool in continuous use – Heated spring water open air pool run by volunteers as a non profit making charity  Open Thurs 23 May to Sun 1 Sept.See wesbite for times £4.80 / £3/ Family £13.50 Season tickets available.   Located on the edge of Cirencester Park, there is a 28 metre main pool with slide, seperate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments. 

Cirencester Park , GL7 2EF For further details call 01285 653947 or visit http://www.cirenopenair.com


The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month’s films: Gloria Bell; Booksmart; Armstrong; Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin); Rocketman; Yesterday; Toy Story 4; Northern Ballet: Victoria Tues 2 Jul; Westlife: the Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park Sat 6 Jul; Glyndbourne Recorded Live: The Barber of Sevllie (2016) Sun 14 Jul; NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy Thurs 25 Jul; RSC Live: Measure for Measure Wed 31 Jul ; Glyndebourne Live: The Magic Flute Sun 4 Aug 5.30pm

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

The Lehman Trilogy 25-Jul  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 17-Oct  

Hansard 7-Nov  

Present Laughter 26-Nov  

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



THEATRE ROYAL BATH plays host to west end productions, premieres and world premieres as exciting new shows are announced for the Spring & Summer Season

Blithe Spirit Till 6 Jul    

Michael Palin 7-Jul  

Russell Howard and Friends 13-Jul  

Uncle Vanya 18 Jul – 3 Aug  

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



Shakespeare Live Open Air Theatre

 Romeo & Juliet   8-13 July – Cleeve House, Seend 7.30pm /8pm  An English country garden, open air Shakespeare – the quintessential English summer event – gourmet picnic baskets and cream teas available to pre order – or bring your own

 For further details call box office – 07780 938107 or visit http://www.shakespearelive.co.uk



Wildfowl and wetlands centre

Global Adventurers – Head off on your own global adventure!

 The adventure begins on Saturday 13th July with special guests CBeebies presenters Ferne Corrigan and Rory Crawford.

Journey across the world to discover wetland challenges. Head to Base Camp at the South Lake discovery hut to collect your Global Adventurer passport. Leap from land to land from North America, South America and the new Arctic Adventure exhibit to find out what life is like for a real-life adventurer on the Arctic Russian Tundra. Sat 13 July – Sun 1 Sept

Canoe Safaris every weekend and daily in school holidays Free after admission   

Daily walks, talks and activities   

Slimbridge Wetland Centre For further details call 01453 891223 or email eleanor.wise@wwt.org.uk. or visit http://www.wwt.org.uk

Gatcombe Park

Gatcombe Park Horse Trials The Festival of British Eventing  2-4 Aug  8-5pm   For further details call 01285 841786 info@festivalofbritisheventing.com or visit https://www.festivalofbritisheventing.com



Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford

The World’s Greatest Airshow 19-21 July 7.30am – 8.30pm Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo returns this July to RAF Fairford with one of the most diverse flying displays in the world. see website for ticket prices. Advance ticket sales only.free entry for under 16s

 For further details call Purchase tickets online or call  FREEPHONE ticket hotline 0800 107 1940 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) or visit http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow



Bristol Shakespeare Festival

 The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is annual festival held throughout July, hosting performances and events inspired by the Bard in alfresco and unusual spaces across Bristol.   The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, and we are proud to work with local volunteers to bring the festival to life each year. For further details call  or visit http://www.bristolshakespearefestival.org.uk


Bristol Harbour Festival

19-21 July  Free events and entertainment all weekend  see website for details 

 Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK’s largest public festivals and a chance for the city to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. Over 250,000 festival fans head down to the 2 mile stretch along Bristol’s waterfront to party, dance and relax  

 For further details call 0117 922 3287 or visit http://www.bristolharbourfestival.co.uk


Pedal for Props Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge

3-6 Jul – 4 day ride in aid of Props (Providing Opportunities and Support)  The Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge is one of the UK’s top charity bike rides. ​

Departing Bristol on Wed 3 July the ride takes in 500 miles of the finest cycling routes that the UK and France can offer, before arriving in Bordeaux on Sat 6 July.

 Riders can choose between 2 routes, the 500 miles ‘extreme’ or the 300 miles classic. ​ The ride is fully supported, with regular feed stations, fully trained physios and bike mechanics, and transport of all bags between each overnight hotel stop.

 For further details call  or visit http://www.bristol2bordeaux.org


Long Ashton

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Thurs 8 – Sun 11 Aug Mass launches Thurs – Sun at 6am and 6pm. Nightglow mass launches & fireworks on Thurs & Sat at 9pm   Free entry – car parking cheaper if bought in advance via the website

Mass ascents daily at 6am and 6pm / Nightglows 9 & 11 Aug at 9.30pm     

Ashton Court Estate,  For further details call 0117 953 5884 or visit http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk



Music Festival

5-14 Jul  Varied programme of talks and events featuring all types of music

 With superstar artists in the Town Hall, chamber concerts in the Pump Rooms, spine tingling choral music raising the rafters of Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral, and musical experiences for all the family, the 73rd Cheltenham Music Festival is gearing up to be one of the most memorable in the Festival’s long history.  Box Office on Suffolk Parade (GL50 2AE) will be open daily (excluding Sunday 16 July) during the Festival between 10am – 5pm for both in-person and telephone sales (01242 850270). 

Various locations in Cheltenham For further details call 0844 576 7979 or visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music