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Sep
20
Fri
Festival Rhymetime @ Westbury Library
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

It just wouldn’t be festival fortnight without the rhymetime events that take place every Friday morning at the Library.

Led by library staff and amazing volunteers, the sessions are free to attend and there’s no need to book, so parents/grandparents.carers just come along and have some fun with your baby or toddler!

The 10-10.30 am session is aimed primarily at babies with nursery rhymes, bouncing and clapping.  The 11-11.30 session is for slightly older toddlers with lots of action, songs and musical instruments.

Sep
24
Tue
Stained Glass in Wiltshire Churches @ Methodist Church
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In association with Westbury Heritage Society, this illustrated talk by historian, Brian Woodruffe, explores some of the 400 windows installed in Wiltshire churches during the last 100 years.

Covering war memorials, millennium commemorations and other local themes touching on local scenes and figures and the use of abstract and symbolic designs.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Flowers from the Farm with Justine @ The Laverton
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A fascinating evening of artisan floristry with organic flower farmer, Justine Scouller.

First a short talk on the principles, high and lows of flower farming before a demonstration of a large urn arrangement in her natural free-flowing way with a seasonal style and a wild vibe and then a chance to make up your own posy to take home.  You are encouraged to indulge your artistic side and surprise yourself!

Justine gives talks and demonstrations all over the country and is a regular at RHS shows from Cardiff and Malvern to Tatton Park.  She uses ‘no dig’ techniques, makes her own plant and soil food and can talk about compost until the cows come home!

Trained in horticulture at Sparsholt College, Justine worked as a garden designer before establishing her flower farm at Far Hill in 2014.  She now combines growing and artisan floristry and produces masses of flowers and foliage for lots of weddings, event florists and direct to the public.  She also teaches courses in flower farming and growing cut flowers and holds workshops throughout the year.  Justine is co-chair of Flowers from the Farm, a nationwide network of flower farmers promoting the use of British flowers. Find out more at www.farhillflowers.co.uk 

Justine will bring buckets of flowers grown on her farm and foliage foraged from her woods and fields so all you need to bring is yourself!

Spaces are limited for this event so please book early.

Note: this is a subsidised event.

 

Sep
26
Thu
Mega Pub Quiz @ The Laverton
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

An opportunity for Westbury’s pubs and bars to show off their knowledge in this Mega Pub Quiz.

There will be a professional fully independent quiz master, six rounds over two hours with a 20 minute break and a prize of £100 and a trophy for the winning team.

The bar will be open and free nibbles for the teams.

Come and watch your team triumph!!

£10 entry per team of 6 max.

 

Sep
27
Fri
Festival Rhymetime @ Westbury Library
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

It just wouldn’t be festival fortnight without the rhymetime events that take place every Friday morning at the Library.

Led by library staff and amazing volunteers, the sessions are free to attend and there’s no need to book, so parents/grandparents.carers just come along and have some fun with your baby or toddler!

The 10-10.30 am session is aimed primarily at babies with nursery rhymes, bouncing and clapping.  The 11-11.30 session is for slightly older toddlers with lots of action, songs and musical instruments.

Comedy night + food @ The Laverton
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Another amazing night of comedy and a super supper to go with it!  It has been so successful for the past two years that we decided we would do it all again.

Incredibly funny comics, courtesy of the Submarine Comedy Club from Frome will make the evening go with a bang – not to be missed.

Sep
28
Sat
Speaking Volumes @ Westbury Library
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

One of our regular talks organised through Westbury Library.  ‘Speaking Volumes’  is a talk by Gordon Griffin MBE who is the most prolific recorder of audiobooks in Europe.

Gordon has been an actor for over 50 years and has done it all – from Shakespeare to rock musicals and for quite a while he was the voice on the London Underground telling you to ‘Mind the Gap Please’

Tickets only available from Westbury Library 01373 822294

Theatre – “Scotland!” @ The Laverton
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

From fringe festivals and theatres from the UK to as far afield as Australia, Westbury Festival welcomes the Late Bloomers’ production of “Scotland!”

This is a hilarious, high-energy, three man physical comedy so come along for a wild ride with fishing, hunting, whisky, shortbread, rhythm, folk songs and the spirit of Scotland. The boys do the Highlands incredibly and hilariously proud, making sure that the audience enjoy their trip.

 

 

“The Late Bloomers are an extremely talented and professional act who take their audience along on this ride through all things Scottish with appealing good humour and supreme skill”

“The trio manage to have the entire audience in tears (of laughter)… they are masterful”

 

Oct
2
Wed
An introduction to Spinning @ The Woollery
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you have ever fancied having a go at spinning your own yarn, this taster session might just whet your appetite for this classical and ancient craft.

It is such an enjoyable and absorbing activity which enables you to produce something completely unique.  It’s easy to get started and you can make a drop spindle for very little cost.

During the session, you will look at the qualities of different fibres and you can have a go at each stage of the process – carding, drafting, spinning and plying.  You’re welcome to use one of our drop spindles or you can bring your own, and there will be some spinning wheels on hand in you want to try one out.

The cost includes all materials and refreshments will be available for a small donation.  Spaces are limited so advance booking is required.  Get your tickets direct from The Woollery at 6 Warminster Road, Westbury.

Please note: The event on 5 October will be at the Library in Edward Street from 11 am.  

Oct
3
Thu
Poetry reading @ Westbury Library
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This is the first of the monthly poetry reading group evenings which is being relaunched by Westbury Library today!

Not at all like reading poetry at school, come along and explore all types of poetry both serious and fun.

Free – just drop in, downstairs at the library.