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
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 for babies and toddlers aged
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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 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 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 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 since then.  She currently plays with the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra.
All Saints Church
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 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 for babies and toddlers aged
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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 program ranging from Purcell and Mozart to Ivor Novello and . Meryl has studied with former international soprano Ruth Petter and Professor Ashley
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All Saints Church
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.
The Hollies Inn
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
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 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 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 for babies and toddlers aged
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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
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
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 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