Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The bizarre beasts of Lacock and other spooky goings on around Wiltshire

THE mysteries of Halloween have brought out the creativity of the National Trust which is celebrating the end of October in very different ways. Children are being invited to solve a mystery of missing beasts at Lacock, join a Halloween...

Masterchef judge Jay Rayner bringing food commandments to Swindon

THE original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. Enter our new...

Comedian bringing comic exploration of cancer to Swindon stage

AFTER two hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a world tour, critically acclaimed actor and comedian Beth Vyse takes her hilarious and poignant show As Funny As Cancer on a UK tour. This important and life-affirming show...

Stand By Me: City Hall to host evening celebrating The Drifters

STAND By Me, coming to City Hall Salisbury on Sunday 4 December, is the phenomenal musical history of The Drifters - a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock’n’roll, and was a forerunner to both the...

A million trees and eight great autumnal events at Bowood

OVER one million trees have been planted in the past four decades at Wiltshire’s Bowood, continuing the Estate’s 300-year-old tree-planting tradition. Bowood’s seasonal maroons, crimsons, scarlet, oranges, yellows and golds are not to be missed! At the tail end of...

LEGO® fans will be in heaven at this weekend’s Great Western Brick Show

THIS weekend, STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway will be turned into LEGO® heaven as the popular Great Western Brick Show gets underway. Every year, LEGO® fans from the Brickish Association bring their stunning creations to the Swindon Borough...

Macmillan Coffee-Morning fundraiser at Media Plant

A MEDIA PLANT employee is set to host the Dorcan-based company’s first ever coffee morning fundraiser for Macmillan later this month. Lauren Webb, 18, has previously held successful events for the charity’s renowned ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ at Commonweal School,...

American Dream: Air Tattoo to salute US Air Force

THERE will be a distinct American flavour at next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford as it pays a special tribute to one of the world’s largest air forces on its 70th anniversary. The airshow, which takes place...

We Will Remember Them: RBL concert returning to Salisbury

IN 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton but unknown to them, the British decided to build Spitfires in secret. Salisbury became a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a...

Jay Rayner bringing his Food Commandments to Swindon

THE original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. Enter our...

TV favourite Steve Backshall to bring his Wild World to Swindon

TV presenter, children’s author and all round ‘dare-devil’, Steve Backshall will be stopping off in Swindon during his nationwide tour this autumn. Following on from the huge success of his 2015 tour, Steve will be visiting 27 regions throughout the...

Melksham car dealership hosting event to showcase mobility support for the disabled

MELKSHAM Mitsubishi will host an event designed to raise awareness of the support available to disabled people when it comes to Motability and independence. Chris Edwards, Dealer Event Executive at the Motability charity, will be on hand to explain how...

Summer fun for all the family at Stourhead

A RANGE of action-packed, fun activities for the whole family to get involved in will be available every Friday this August at Stourhead, a National Trust property near Mere in Wiltshire. Families can enjoy the outdoors and nature together at Forest...

The Great British Food Festival comes to Wiltshire

THIS August 20th & 21st sees the first ever Great British Food Festival at Bowood House. Set in the grounds of the magnificent 17th Century home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Bowood House at Derry Hill, near Calne,...

Stourhead will never forget: Sculpture workshop

STOURHEAD in Wiltshire are hosting sculpture workshops with local artists the Scraptors. The workshops, taking place on Thursday 28 July will help to highlight how the First World War impacted the Hoare family and the community that lived at Stourhead...