Free Events

Westbury Festival is delighted to offer many free events through the kindness of our partners and sponsors. You don’t need tickets for these events – just turn up. We hope that you will also be able to support the festival by attending some of our paid events as well; in most cases, the money is going to the group who organised the event so they will be relying on your support.
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 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 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
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 @ 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
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 @ 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 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 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 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