What’s On

What’s On July 2018



Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

In Sherston Every fortnight on Saturdays 10.30am – 12.45pm

Jul 14, 28   Aug 11 & 25    Sep 8 & 22

Sherston High Street For further details call clerk@sherston.org.uk or mobilelibraries@wiltshire.gov.uk


The Angel Hotel

Check Facebook/ boards for details of events or call 841627 or contact@sherstonangel.co.uk or visit http://www.sherston-angel.co.uk/


The Carpenter’s Arms

Check boards for details of events

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, follow on Twitter or visit http://www.therattlebone.co.uk/


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

No market in July as Boules Day    Sat 11 Aug   Sat 8 Sep

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


Sherston Boules Festival

Boules Festival Week events Tuesday 10 – Sunday 15 Jul Please see centre fold programme for more details of all the events or visit http://www.sherston.net


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 – July’s artist Lesley Kenny


Sherston WI Talks

Talk by Katharine Brooke-MacKenzie – ‘Having the guts to be healthy’ 5 July 7.30pm, Village Hall

Talk by Paul Evans – ‘Poems and Monologues’ 2 Aug, 7.30pm, Village Hall

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


Sherston Drama Group

Panto auditions – (Rapunzel) An audition is being held for Juniors (anyone who will be aged 9-16 on 1 Sept 2018) on July 5, 7 – 9 pm at Sherston Village Hall. This will be to select children to form the pantomime chorus, and some of the older, more experienced children may be considered for principal roles. Panto dates: autumn half term 31 Oct – 3 Nov

The performances will take place from 31 Oct – 3 Nov (the cast will be required every evening from 28 Oct – 3 November, and every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4 Sept for rehearsals).

For further details call Katie Skeffington – katie.skeffington@bristol.ac.uk or call 840092.


Sherston’s Jigsaw Festival

Fundraiser in aid of the Village Hall repairs Sherston’s fabulous jigsaw festival is gathering pace . Over 400 puzzles already made up and looking amazing. Choose your favourites and they will be boxed up for you to take home. £1 admission, accompanied children free of charge. All proceeds to to improve facilities in the Village Hall which for so many years has played such an important part in our community. August Bank Holiday 25, 26 & 27 Aug

Village Hall


Church events

Gauzebrook Holiday Club ‘Guardians of Ancora’ – based on an app produced by the charity Scripture Union The app combines parkour with exploration of Bible stories about the life of Jesus. More details and booking forms are available from Becky Fisher, becky.fisher@deanery.org.uk, and early booking is recommended. mornings of 24 to 28 July in Sherston school

Gauzebrook Holiday Club Mon 24 to Fri 28 Jul 10am to midday in Sherston school. All children of primary school age welcome, but please register with Becky Fisher – becky.fisher@deanery.org . The holiday club week will end with a special Group Service on Sun 30 Jul in Holy Cross Sherston at 10.30 am, which replaces services in other churches in our group that day.

Church of the Holy Cross For further details call Rev Susan Harvey 840696 or susan.harvey44@hotmail.com or visit


Sherston Magna Cricket Club

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

Pre-season get-together

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


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

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.

all the unforgettable Simon and Garfunkel tunes performed by this top class duo 26-Jan-19

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


Alderton Pop Up Café


FLUFFYJAMMYBUTTERYSPICYFRUITY We will be serving hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes and cream teas. There will be activities for young and old. Monies raised will be donated to the church and village hall. Sun 8 Jul 2-5pm

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

Email: jackie.muggleton@icloud.com



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


Luckington Summer Fete

Summer Fete & BBQ Sat 7 Jul 1pm till 10pm The annual village fete with stalls, dog show and entertainment for all of the family. BBQ and musical entertainment into the evening.

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


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 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

Specialist Wood Sales every Sat 10am-1pm in aid of FOWA

Secrets of Silk Wood – guided walk 2pm Every Sat and Sun till 4 Nov Departs the Welcome Building – free after admission – dogs on leads welcome

Wild Westonbirt – for 14-18 year olds Learn traditional and bushcraft survival skills – booking essential – 0300 067 4854 Sat 21 Jul 10am-4pm free after admission

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


Easton Grey

Whatley Manor

Gyles Brandreth presents BREAK A LEG! Mon 16 Jul 12 noon – £80pp, includes Champagne on arrival, three course lunch & coffee

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. 8 Jul – ‘The Post’ – Staring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. 12 Aug – ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ – Staring Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine. Disneys live action A Wrinkle in Time. After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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


Highgrove Garden Tours

Tickets on sale for all tours. Standard Tours: £27.50 per person, individuals join a group of 26 guests. Groups may pre book Lunch or Afternoon Tea after their garden tour. Please note that an administration fee of £1.50 is applied to all bookings. More exclusive tours available – see website

For further details call 020 7766 7310 or visit http://www.highgrovegardens.com





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

This month’s films include:

Monday, 2 July 8pm            “On Chesil Beach”

Friday, 6 July             2pm    “The Leisure Seeker”

Friday, 6 July             5:30 pm         “Sherlock Gnomes”

Friday, 6 July             8pm    “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Monday, 16 July       6pm    “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Wednesday, 18 July            7pm    “RSC: Romeo and Juliet” *

Friday, 20 July          2pm    “On Chesil Beach”

Friday, 20 July          8pm    “Nothing Like a Dame”

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


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

Summer picnic Thurs 26 Jul

No meeting in August

Richard Ricketts – ‘ The Amazing Honey Bee’ Thurs 27 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


Malmesbury Concert Band

SUMMER 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.

Stratford Park, Stroud Sun 22 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


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 Beer Festival

6th 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 6 Jul 4pm-11pm Sat 7 Jul 12noon – 11pm

Malmesbury Victoria F.C. For further details call Tickets:


The Whole Hog, the Horse Guards Brokenborough,

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


Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Local Tetbury and Malmesbury photographers Sandie Cox and Tony Banks share a passion for wildlife and nature and are showing a collection of captivating images captured in travels that have taken them from Yellowstone Park in the US to the Masai Mara in Kenya. 14 Jul – 10 Aug – midweek 9am – 4.30pm, Weekends, 10.30am – 4pm

Malmesbury Town Hall  For further details call Tony on 860656 or 07739 710190  or visit


MP’s Surgery

Local MP surgery with James Gray MP 12pm – 1pm Sat 7 Jul

check website for surgery dates

Hobbes Parlour, Malmesbury Town Hall For further details call http://www.jamesgray.org or email jamesgraymp@parliament.uk for online surgeries


Boondocks Festival

Full line up announced on the website The line up for Boondocks will feature some 25 live bands across 3 stages throughout the weekend – check website for details Tickets cover all the festivities on Fri 20 and Sat 21 July. You can also buy a camping or campervan ticket which will allow you to camp onsite both nights. No day tickets are available. The camp site will open at 3pm on Friday 20th July – the first band is likely to be on just before 6pm. The arena will stay open until midnight, on both days and the Tribal Lands Bar will be open until 2am.

On Saturday the music will kick off about noon and go on all day until the arena closes at midnight.

There is on-site parking which is included in your ticket price

The official site address is “The 15 Acre”, Foxley Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0JQ but PLEASE see the stuff on driving to the site before you put that in the old Sat Nav! For further details call or visit http://theboondocksfestival.co.uk



Malmesbury Carnival month events include quizzes, historical walks, poetry, music events, bike rides, bat walks, Open Mic night, cheese tasting 2 Aug – 2 Sep 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


Charlton Park

WOMAD – World Music Festival

Thurs 26 – Sun 29 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.

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

THE POST [12A] Wed 25 Jul Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start £6 from Lesley or on the door

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star as the Washington Post’s socialite publisher Katherine Graham and her hard-bitten executive editor Ben Bradlee. They become locked in a legal battle when the figurative bombshell of the Pentagon Papers lands in their laps, aware that its publication could expose the Nixon administration and undermine national security as war rages in Southeast Asia, potentially endangering further young American lives.

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


Pop Up Opera

Mozart Double Bill Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm £25-28

Grittleton Village Hall For further details call Harriet Tupper on h_tupper@hotmail.com or visit https://www.popupopera.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.

Check the website for details of events in July

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



Flicks in the Sticks

Darkest Hour Fri 13 Jul Doors open 6:30pm for 7.30pm start. Cash bar £3 in advance £3.50 on the door

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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


Tetbury & Nailsworth

Yellow Lighted Book Festival

Frances Osborne – Park Lane Frances Osborne (author of ‘The Bolter’), talks about her first novel – about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of an Edwardian London mansion. When eighteen-year-old Grace Carlisle arrives in London in 1914, she is unable to fulfil her family’s ambitions and find a position as an office secretary. Lying to her family she takes a job as a housemaid at Number 35, Park Lane, where she becomes caught up in the lives of its inhabitants… Mon 2 Jul 7pm £10

Alison Weir – A Dangerous Inheritance ‘A Dangerous Inheritance’, although a novel, is a largely factual look at Lady Katherine Grey, Katherine Plantagenet and the mystery of the Princes in the Tower.   Set in both 1483 and 1562, Alison Weir uses her skills as both historian and novelist to tell a tragic story – and throw light on one of our most enduring mysteries. Wed 4 Jul 7pm £10

Susanna Forrest – If Wishes Were Horses: An Equine Obsession Susanna never owned a pony when she was a child, but she has been obsessed with horses all her life. Her book is a history of the relationship between horses and humans – especially girls and women – both around the world and in literature.   She recounts her Norfolk childhood and her Berlin riding lessons with a history of women’s horsemanship and looks at the byways of the horse world, via Black Beauty & KM Peyton. Mon 9 Jul 7pm £6

Hugh Barker – Hedge Britannia A history like no other, Hugh Barker explores the whys and wherefore of hedges through history, especially in the UK. He explores the links between garden hedges and paradise, hedges as a means of social control, the role they played in the Industrial Revolution – as well as hedges as wildlife sanctuary, and the last remnants of our ancient forests. Topiary, woodcraft and hedge-lore, you will never overlook a hedge again! Wed 11 Jul 7pm £7.50 Nailsworth, Friends Meeting House

Richard Davies – Wooden Churches: Travelling in the Russian North In 988 Prince Vladimir, ‘ordained that wooden churches should be built and established where pagan idols had previously stood’. In this event photographer Richard Davies shares his enthusiasm for these fast disappearing, but beautiful churches Fri 20 Jul 7pm £6 Nailsworth, Friends Meeting House

Andrew Motion – Part of Malmesbury Carnival Sponsored by Malmesbury School Mon 30 Jul 7.30pm £10 adults half price tickets for school students, in the school hall. Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-2009), introduces his eagerly awaited sequel to Treasure Island  –  Silver  –  featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour & terrible cruelty.

Market House For further details call 500221 or visit http://www.yellow-lightedbookfestival.co.uk



North Wilts Villages Flower Club

Demonstration by Bev Short entitled Bargain Hunt. July 18 – Competition – Single bloom

“Strawberry Tea 15-Aug

Talk by Piers Lavan from Hortico plant centre/nursery and AGM Wed 19 Sep Trip to Winchester Cathedral flower festival 5 Sept. Tickets for the Festival and coach from Crudwell will cost £20 for members and £25 for guests

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


Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

Heated spring water open air pool run by volunteers as a non profit making charity Open Thurs 24 May to Sun 5 Sept.7/7.30am-6.45pm midweek and 9/10 – 5.45 Sat/Sun. Mon & Wed Adult evening swim 6.45-7.45pm. Friday Youth Evening 7-8.30pm 10-17 year olds Only £1 £4.80 / £3/ Family £13.50 Season tickets available.

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



Iford Arts Festival

Opera & Music Festival – booking open now

Partenope 3,4 Jul

Madame Butterfly 21,24,26,28,21 Jul 2,4 Aug 8 Jul £34

The Midsummer prom Michelle John / The Gin Trap House Band Fri 6 Jul

Final Fling Miss Kiddy and the Cads / Marco Marconi Trio Sat 7 Jul

Iford Manor For further details call Book via the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office 01225 44 88 44 or online or visit http://www.ifordarts.org.uk



Festival Opera June – July

Tristan and Isolde; Fidelio; The Magic Flute; Orfeo ed Euridice Performances through June and July Download an entry form from website

Young Artists present Sweeney Todd 28-29 Jul

Longborough Festival Opera For further details call 01451 830292 or visit https://lfo.org.uk

Hatherop Castle School

Cotswold Arcadians Open Air Theatre

Twelfth Night 23- 28 July Bring a picnic Doors open 6pm Performance at 8pm

For further details call 01285 898019 or visit http://www.arcadians.org



The Electric Picture House

A refurbished local cinema run by volunteers from the local community This month: Please check website check website for details

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


Hawkesbury Upton

Hawkesbury Upton 133rd Horticultural Show and Fair

Sat 25 Aug open from 12.30. Hawkesbury Horticultural Show is thought to be the longest continually running Horticultural Show in England, running for

​133 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, Tractor pull competition. Nailsworth Silver Band. 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)

– Jez Avery Stunt Driver

– Michael Davie Falconry Display

– Punch & Judy Fun Show

– 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



Shakespeare Live Open Air Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor Packed with broad, outrageous humour, plenty of innuendo and an assortment of his most preposterous comic characters, The Merry Wives shows Shakespeare at his ribald best. Mon 2 – Sat 7 July 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


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



THEATRE ROYAL BATH plays host to west end productions, premieres and world premieres as exciting new shows are announced for the Summer Season – check website for details

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



Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford

The World’s Greatest Airshow 13-15 July 7.30am – 8.30pm 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. 6 Jun – 29 Jul 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

20-22July 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


Bristol Cycle Festival

16 – 24 Sept   For further details call or visit http://www.bristolcyclefestival.com



Music Festival

73rd Music Festival 30 Jun – 15 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