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Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Are you a closet jigsaw puzzler?  Then drop by the Westbury Lions’ Bookshop during the three weekends of the festival and while away some time puzzling your way through the three 2000-piece jigsaws on display
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Lions Bookshop
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Songs and Rhymes for the under 3s 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
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Westbury Library
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Once again, local landscape artist Andrew Cottrell is opening up his studio at 158 Eden Vale Road, Westbury for anyone to drop by and see how an artist works.  No appointment is needed during these
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Andrew Cottrell Art Studio,
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
As usual our festival will start with a variety of acts, some local, some old friends, some new, some young, some old and we hope something for everyone. We welcome a performance from international soloist
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The Laverton
10:00 am
Are there any Princes or Princesses in your family tree? The Westbury Family History group will be on hand to show you how you can get started in the fascinating activity. And although they won’t
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Leigh Park Community Centre
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
After leaping into the future last year with our Star Wars – Attack of the Craft event, Westbury Festival is teaming up again with the Wiltshire Scrapstore this year to take you into the past.
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Leigh Park Community Centre
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Popular County Archivist, Steve Hobbs returns to the Festival and this year will be looking at those buildings in Westbury which are not included in the town’s Blue Plaque Trail but hold fascination in their
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Westbury Library
3:00 pm
  Locally-based early music specialists Musicke in the Ayre make a welcome return to Westbury Festival with a recital celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important composers in the
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Stormore Baptist Church
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:15 pm
7:30 pm
Dr Zebo’s Wheezy Club brings together the lively genres of jazz & swing from the 1930s & 40s, with original and traditional fiddle tunes.  It’s all very jolly and guaranteed to keep everyone on their toes.
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The Laverton
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
An opportunity to take part in traditional French Country dancing accompanied by La Vieille Rue and led by experts.  Beginners Welcome La Vieille Rue is a Wiltshire based band of musicians  who play the traditional
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Westbury Leigh Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Come and sing (or just listen to!) favourite hymns old and new in the picturesque setting of All Saints Parish Church. The churches of Westbury are organising a service with everyone’s favourite hymns. The top
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All Saints Church
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
An opportunity not to be missed!  Listen to eminent harpsichordist Mike Bardsley perform some of his favourite pieces including Bach and Scarlatti.   Following a Junior Exhibition to Trinity College of Music, Mike read Music
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All Saints Church
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Celia Waghorn (flute) returns to the Festival with her friends Tony James (piano) & Timothy Woods (recorder). Last year’s concert proved to be amongst the most popular of the series and this year the talented
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All Saints Church
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2:30 pm
Afternoon Tea at Fairfield Farm College, in Dilton Marsh has become something of a festival tradition. Each year the young people and staff lay on a generous and impressive buffet tea. [Some regulars at this event
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Fairfield Farm College
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Join Colin Maggs, railway historian and the author of more than 60 books about British railways, particularly those in the southwest of England, including Branch Lines of Wiltshire in 1992 and  A History of the Great
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Methodist Church
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Gareth Bennett returns to Westbury where, for several years, he was Director of Music at All Saints Church. Gareth was one of the original organisers of the Little Lunch series of concerts.   The Bevington
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All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
County archivist and Westbury rResident, Steve Hobbs revisits Westbury Leigh. Last time he covered this subject he led a popular walk around the village. Many people said they would have liked to have heard more
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The Hollies Inn
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
This ensemble was formed especially for the festival by members of Bratton Silver Band. In addition to a varied programme, there will be an opportunity for audience members (especially the young) to find out a
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All Saints Church
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Songs and Rhymes for the under 3s 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
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Westbury Library
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
With Tom Budden on violin, Chris Hurn on cello and Steven Doran on piano, the White Horse Piano trio is a newly-formed chamber music ensemble hailing from Wiltshire towns in the shadow of Westbury’s White
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All Saints Church
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
After her electrifying short performance at last year’s Little Lunch Music, the Festival welcomes the return of harpist, Catherine White – this time for a whole evening organised by Dilton Marsh Arts!  Her programme will
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Holy Trinity Church
9:00 pm
The Tone Takers will be landing at the Hollies Inn. They play mostly blues ranging from Doc Watson to Chuck Berry plus some more laid back psychedelic songs! The band’s experienced musicians are Marc Allum
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The Hollies Inn
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
SATURDAY SOLD OUT! EXTRA TOUR ADDED 11am Sunday 1st of October – click Book now below and choose the active tour Two years ago we sold out, when Lt Col Andrew Field led select tours
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Leighton House
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Back by popular demand, Dr. Keith Hooper will discuss the themes in his new book on Charles Dickens. As a regular speaker at a variety of events, Dr. Hooper’s illustrated talks have always been well
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Westbury Library
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Friends of Victoria Garden are pleased to present a prose and poetry reading on the theme of ‘Green and Pleasant Land ‘, given by the Festival Committee’s own Jane Russ. A stalwart of the
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Victoria Gardens
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
Jonathan the Jester, ringmaster of the Wessex Community Circus introduces a fun packed family show. Voted Jester of the year in 1999, Jonathan has been performing for over 20 years with a uniquely spectacular style.
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The Laverton
8:00 pm
White Horse Community Choir will sing a wide variety of songs from Disney to pop songs from the 60s with a touch of gospel thrown in. We will be joined by Naomi Bignell with her
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West End Baptist Church
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Westbury festival welcomes back musical trio, Va-Riotous, who will be presenting ‘Gullible’s Travels’ to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the birth of author Jonathan Swift. It is a slightly inaccurate, tongue-in-cheek retelling in words and
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West End Baptist Church
12:00 am
Four schools from the Westbury Area Schools Partnership (WASP) have been working together to produce a display of children’s creative art work inspired by the ‘Future Me’ project – where or what will I be
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All Saints Church
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries,  many villages and small towns had a village band. The musicians accompanied singing in church, but also played for dances, led village processions and sometimes supported militia parades.
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All Saints Church
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Emma of EJ Crafts if a professional knitter. Indeed, her shop has a large range of knitting supplies amongst its other products. If you have always wondered about taking up knitting this would be a
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EJ Crafts
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
The Hilperton recorder players make a welcome return to the Festival. This year they have increased their list of recorders with the acquisition of an unusual bass recorder.  
All Saints Church
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
A double-bill with the old–bill. The evening will begin with a short presentation by local historian Ward Jones, who has been looking into the history of the police in Westbury.  After a short break you
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Methodist Church
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
This workshop, led by Katie, will be a fun way of getting started in this fascinating hobby you’d always meant to try.  All materials are provided (but you may bring your own).
EJ Crafts
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Organ duets are few and far between for the obvious reason; that it is unusual to have two organs available in the same location. Fortunately in addition to be being a gifted organist, Stephen Cooke
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All Saints Church
2:00 pm
Come along to an open meeting of this friendly group. Take a look at some of the work they have produced. And of course, have a natter.
Methodist Church
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
7:00 pm
  Go on a spooky Ghost Walk around Westbury Town centre lead by local expert Michelle Slade. Meet in the Market Place and Michelle will take you on a ghostly walk and give you all
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Market Place
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm
8:30 pm
End a delightfully ghoulish evening watching Noel Coward’s sprightly supernatural comedy Blithe Spirit. This David Lean 1945 classic will raise a few spirits as novelist Rex Harrison cheekily invites a medium to his house to
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Westbury Alley Film Club
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Most of us will have seen and heard Scottish pipers but there are a wide variety of bagpipes from around the world. This special concert will feature Northumbrian smallpipes played by Dennis Brown and Ian White
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All Saints Church
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Louise Jordan, brings to the Festival the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. Event arranged in conjunction with Westbury town Council’s Great War commemoration group. These songs recognise
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The Laverton
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
On 31st  October 1517 an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church. His intention was to provoke discussion of the sale of Indulgences by the Roman Catholic
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Providence Church
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Songs and Rhymes for the under 3s 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
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Westbury Library
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Each year, children from Westbury’s primary schools have been enthusiastic supporters of the lunchtime concerts which fit well with the current requirement for live music as part of the curriculum. But listening to music is
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All Saints Church
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
7:30 pm
Con and Dec Cluskey are the original frontline voices and personalities who appeared on every hit record, TV pop programme, radio etc. This year, they are embarking on a remarkable 50th anniversary tour following their
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The Laverton
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Stalwart supporters of Westbury Festival, All Saints Church are holding an Autumn Fayre in the Churchyard. Visitors will be allowed to climb the stairs of the tower and view the wonderful sights of Westbury and
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All Saints Church
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Westbury Heritage Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary and would love you to join us for the celebrations. Come along to the heritage centre in the High Street for a range of activities, exhibitions and
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Heritage Centre
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Handsome Hares & Fabulous Foxes (and facts you never knew about either) Come and hear Jane Russ, the author of The Hare Book and The Fox Book talk about these two amazing creatures, not just
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Westbury Library
Oct 7 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm
7:45 pm
We are finishing off the Festival with a bang! Or a banger (or three), with mash that is. Come and laugh your socks off at an evening of fun and laughter hosted by the Submarine
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The Laverton