What’s on in 2018’s Festival

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Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
          Songs and Rhymes for babies and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes
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Westbury Library
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
11:30 am
Songs and Rhymes for toddlers and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers aged
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Westbury Library
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Dr Zebo were the discovery of the  Festival last year. We make no apology for having them back – they were brilliant and the committee have booked their tickets already! Musically incredibly talented, playing around
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The Laverton
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Come along to this free, drop-in event to discover the amazing range of community activities available in Westbury.  Whether you’re new to the area or lived here all your life, there is bound to be
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The Paragon Hall
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Drop into Westbury Library to see a demonstration of quilting from the Westbury Quilters downstairs in the library.  There will be demonstrations of different quilting techniques, and you can also try some simple things yourself.
Westbury Library
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Can a poem be written about an image or a piece of art? Is there a link between the two art forms? Join Chris for this friendly and interactive workshop examining an art movement and
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Westbury Library
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
“A wonderful performance and a truly memorable evening”  England v Wales 6 Nations Rugby Dinner 2017 Acclaimed Cardiff Male Choir makes its first appearance at Westbury Festival this year.   Founded in 1898, the choir
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All Saints Church
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Tucked away in the cupboards at the Heritage Centre are hundreds of photos donated to Westbury Heritage Society over the years. Lacking space to display all of them, they are rarely seen by the public.
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All Saints Church
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Talented cellists Theresa Cole and David Garcia open the lunchtime concert sessions of the Westbury Festival. Theresa & David are both peripatetic music teachers in a number of schools in Wiltshire as well as teaching
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All Saints Church
1:00 pm
Stephen Cooke is has been a popular performer at the Westbury Festival on several occasions is returning to the festival as an organist in this concert and a piano accompanist with the Philomel singers he
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All Saints Church
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Everyone has heard of John Cabot; some may know that he was actually a Venetian called Giovanni Caboto.  Some may even know that he set out on his voyages of discovery from just down the
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Methodist Church
Sep 26 all-day
12:00 am
Author, Karen Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales.  In her garden there is a shed and in that shed is another world.  The world of Celestine and the Hare. Karen will visit Westbury
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Various Schools
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Originally from Frome, Jo Fyfe has been playing the flute since her school days and taking every opportunity to join in with community music making nce then.  She currently plays with the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra.
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All Saints Church
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
8:00 pm
Once again, we are pleased that the Alley Film Club is part of the Festival programme.  This year, they will be showing The Grand Budapest Hotel; Wes Anderson’s 2014 comedy. Filmed entirely in Germany, the film
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Westbury Alley Film Club
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Sounding It Out is a mixed SATB choir from Trowbridge with around fifty members, some of whom are coming to perform a lunchtime concert for the Westbury Festival. They are an a capella choir who
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All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2:00 pm
  If you’ve ever wanted to have a go at throwing a pot or hand building one, this afternoon workshop is just for you. Owner, Trevor Pictor will be on hand to lend his expertise
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White Horse Pottery
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
A traditional t-dance with a showing of a Fred & Ginger film for afters. A slap-up tea and a dance to Swinging Cymbals with Mike and Angie Dale. Ballroom dance styles: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango,
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The Laverton
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
          Songs and Rhymes for babies and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes
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Westbury Library
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
11:30 am
Songs and Rhymes for toddlers and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers aged
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Westbury Library
1:00 pm
Meryl Thomas (soprano) and Lisa Clarke (piano) will offer a delightful mixed programme ranging from Purcell and Mozart to Ivor Novello and Gershswin. Meryl is currently pursuing a rewarding musical partnership with pianist and accompanist Lisa
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All Saints Church
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
7:30 pm
Last year, Mike Bardsley impressed our lunchtime audience with an elegant short recital in All Saints Church as part of our Little Lunch Music series. He returns this year with a full programme hosted by
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Holy Trinity
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9:00 pm
For the past few years Charlie at the Hollies Inn in Westbury Leigh has supported the Festival by putting on a quality band for free for festival goers. This year will be no different!  Come
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The Hollies Inn
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
What do the following women have in common? Etheldred Benett, pioneer geologist of Norton Bavant; Lady Blanche Arundell of Wardour Castle; Praxell Hinwood, protesting pauper of Warminster; Mary Bruce, motoring and aviation pioneer of Bradford
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Westbury Library
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
We are delighted to announce that the Bath Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Company will be returning to Westbury, this time presenting Scratch Pirates of Penzance, featuring its brilliant music and choruses.  Join with their choir,
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Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Two in One  – Music from the Americas Festival audiences have been delighted by this talented piano duo in past years and this year, Ruth Phillips and Pauline Ward will perform with an inspired and varied new programme
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All Saints Church
1:00 pm
The Hilperton Recorder Players have featured in a number of festival events over the years and are pleased to be returning this year playing with the Village Band from Bradford and Avon. If you have
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All Saints Church
7:30 pm
Come along and find out more about the historic buildings of Westbury in the company of renowned architectural historian Julian Orbach. Julian, who was architectural adviser to the Victorian Society in 1975-7 and wrote the
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Methodist Church
1:00 pm
The combination of clarinet and piano can be both muscular and delicate.  This should be a classic lunchtime concert of musical delights. David Shepard – Clarinet David Shepard’s early fascination with the clarinet came from
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All Saints Church
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
An entertaining evening in which Tony O’Hare, widely published Origami expert, will introduce you to the fascinating world of paper folding. He will tell you something of the history of the art with live demonstrations
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The Laverton
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Dennis Gardner – Bratton Ironworks (An illustrated record of RJ Reeves & Son).  During the late 1800s up to 1970, Reeves Ironworks at Bratton was one of the leading British companies producing agricultural/horticultural machinery in
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Lions Bookshop
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Westbury schools, as always, will be providing an enthusiastic concert; mixed for both age and content. Details of the programmes will become available nearer the time – a summer holiday is a long time for
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All Saints Church
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
6:45 pm
Have you ever wondered about trying English folk dancing? The well established Westbury Folk Dance Club are opening one of their regular evenings to new members for a taster session. No experience is necessary, just
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Westbury Leigh Community Hall
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
          Songs and Rhymes for babies and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes
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Westbury Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Westbury resident, Jane Russ wrote the best-selling The Hare Book in May 2015, followed in March 2017 by The Fox Book and in  2018, The Owl Book.  All three look at the animal in nature
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Lions Bookshop
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
11:30 am
Songs and Rhymes for toddlers and their parent/carer. A popular feature of the Festival returning for another year.  Why not join us for lots of bouncing, clapping, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers aged
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Westbury Library
1:00 pm
DISCOVER THE MELODIES AND RHYTHMS OF CENTRAL FRANCE Central France is the heartland of song and dance. The Bourbonnais region of the Auvergne is home to the Bourrée, Schottish, Mazurka, Waltz and Polka, but it
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All Saints Church
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
  Earnest by Oscar Wilde – A light, fluffy jibe at cucumber sandwiches or a profound plea for substance, commitment and compassion? Told with wit and deft humour, this show unfurls a riot of love,
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The Laverton
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
After last year’s fun-packed visit to Westbury Festival with young people from the Wessex Community Circus, Jonathan the Jester returns with a workshop for young people between 7 – 11 years old to try out some
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Westbury Leigh Community Hall
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Rosie Evitt will be talking about the third in her series of four children’s books entitled “Tiny Tail’s Summer – the story of a puppy”. Westbury has many credited authors.  It is with pleasure that
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Lions Bookshop
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
  Come along to a talk on the history of quilting by a member of the Westbury Quilters.  This talk will accompany an exhibition of some of the latest pieces of work by the group
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Westbury Library
7:30 pm
An opportunity to hear the female voice choir that is the Philomel Singers and accomplished organist, Faye Caley, for an evening of music and song. The choir will be accompanied by long time festival favourite,
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Methodist Church
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
A comedy packed evening with a meal. We will be serving sausage cassoulet (haricot beans!) or a vegetarian option, followed by ice cream and the bar will be open. The show will start with some top-notch
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The Laverton
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
This choir consists of Fijian Soldiers serving in Tidworth & Larkhill Garrison and ex-service men along with members of their families living around the area and all over the UK.  The choir has won annual
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All Saints Church