What’s on in 2019

We are ready! Most events are free but you can buy tickets for those which need them here (print at home, send to phone [text charge] or pay for posted ticketsby phone or from our boox office in Maristow Street (cash)

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Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 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
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Westbury Library
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Red River Girl  is the true story of the death of a fifteen-year old indigenous girl in Canada and the hunt for her killer. In the summer of 2014, Tina Fontaine was found weighted down
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Westbury Library
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
If you love gospel choirs, then you are in for a real treat! Westbury Festival opens its festival fortnight with an exciting evening of music from Bristol-based Renewal Gospel Choir. With its usual high energy
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All Saints Church
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Bach to the Beatles The Cantacordi Trio features Mike Bardsley on piano, Sue Collins on violin and Lyndsay Winpenny on cello. Their name – a variation of “The Singing Strings” reflects their origins as a
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All Saints Church
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Extra session scheduled for Monday 30th! Tunisian Crochet Workshop with Emma Tunisian Crochet is also called Afghan knitting and is a cross between crochet and knitting. This taster session with Emma will teach you the basics
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EJ Crafts
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome to the festival for the first time, the Jazz trio, This Side of Paris, who hail from Bradford on Avon . Playing swing/jazz, the trio comprises Stash Huchrak on double
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All Saints Church
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 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
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Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
A new duet for the festival – Neil Moore on clarinet and Alan Burgess on piano. Neil Moore quickly developed a passion for music and went on to study at the City of Belfast School
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All Saints Church
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2:00 pm
You will be led by two of Westbury Heritage Society’s expert guides on a fascinating journey around the historic parts of Westbury.  It covers the town’s conservation area, town centre and will include the cemetery
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Heritage Centre
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Would you like to join in and try to beat the world record of the longest knitted scarf but don’t know how to knit? At this workshop with Emma you will learn how to cast
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EJ Crafts
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 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
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The Laverton
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
The brewery talks that took place in the 2016 festival were so successful that we thought it time to give everyone the opportunity to do it again! Award-winning Twisted Brewing Co. are opening their doors
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Twisted Brewing Co
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
A return visit to the festival for members of the Trowbridge-based mixed choir, Sounding it Out. They are an a cappella choir which sings an eclectic range of songs from around the world with the
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All Saints Church
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
2:30 pm
  Come along and enjoy a delicious cream tea with a free vintage 1935 Hitchcock thriller starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll on the side! Under licensing rules for a free showing of the film,
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The Laverton
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
7:30 pm
An opportunity for Westbury’s quizzers There will be a professional fully independent quiz master, six rounds over two hours with a 20 minute break and a prize of £100. The bar will be open and
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The Laverton
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
If you are in the vicinity of All Saints Church on Friday or Saturday, pop in to see the exhibition of Ramsgate artist, Denys Le Fevre. His work is found in Royal Collections, the Civic
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All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 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
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Westbury Library
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome oboeist Raluca Vinson and pianist Keith Harrison-Broninski to the festival for the first time. Following their successful debut performances in Frome and Nunney, Raluca and Keith appear in Westbury with
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All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 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 over again. Incredibly funny
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The Laverton
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
If you are in the vicinity of All Saints Church on Friday or Saturday, pop in to see the exhibition of Ramsgate artist, Denys Le Fevre. His work is found in Royal Collections, the Civic
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All Saints Church
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Westbury Festival are teaming up with the Wiltshire Scrapstore and the Coalition of Superheroes to give local children the chance to get creative and become a superhero! Real life superhero characters will keep the crafters
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All Saints Parish Hall
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
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
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Westbury Library
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
Take this opportunity to join in with Westbury Choral and enjoy an afternoon of singing with Luke Pickett conducting and Rob Danter as accompanist. You don’t need experience and it’s not essential to be able
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Methodist Church
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 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
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The Laverton
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
11:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
A return visit to the lunchtime concerts for Celia Waghorn and friends.  This year, ‘The Eclectic Collections’  comprise flute, recorder, piano and a string quartet. Their wide-ranging programme features a recorder concerto by Scarlatti and
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All Saints Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Sorry – this is ALSO SOLD OUT Additional session – the first one sold out. Tunisian Crochet is also called Afghan knitting and is a cross between crochet and knitting. This taster session with Emma
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EJ Crafts
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
11:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
A welcome return to the festival for Ruth Phillips and Pauline Ward who bring their inimitable style to All Saints. This year ‘Two in One’ present “East meets West” Ruth and Pauline will perform an
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All Saints Church
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The Quaker burial ground and the Matravers family. The restoration of the long abandoned burial ground was led by the youth group Leos and involved many members of the community, both individuals and groups. Television
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Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
11:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Since coming together in 1916, the friendly Songbirds have grown into a vibrant successful choir.  The choir sing a wide range of songs including classical, folk, sacred, jazz and musical theatre. If you wish to
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All Saints Church
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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90 Westbury Leigh
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 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
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The Woollery
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
11:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Each year, as part of our series of lunchtime concerts, we invite some of the town’s younger performers to give a concert. Come along and enjoy listening to their young voices.
All Saints Church
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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90 Westbury Leigh
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
This event is fully subscribed. An event primarily for senior citizens, particularly those who don’t manage to get out too often, but who enjoy the opportunity to socialise.  If that is you, then a special
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Methodist Church
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 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
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Westbury Library
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
An a cappella group, The Bumnotes sing some barbershop or anything with good harmonies. Essentially a few guys who enjoy each other’s company, a few beers and the fun of singing! Be prepared for an
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West End Baptist Church
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 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
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Westbury Library
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
10:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
REEDS, STRINGS AND DRONES Amusette play instruments that use reeds, strings and drones.  They have 4 types of bagpipe from  central France, Hurdy Gurdy, Accordion and Concertina. They are delighted to be taking part again
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All Saints Church
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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90 Westbury Leigh
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
John Law – “One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists”  International Piano Magazine 2014 – was a hugely popular performer at the festival a few years ago and now he’s back! He
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Holy Trinity
Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9:00 pm
It wouldn’t be Westbury Festival if you didn’t get the opportunity to rock it at the Hollies! Introducing ‘Open Road’ a 5 piece covers band from Somerset who play a variety of music with something
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
10:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Cyberjam specialise in retro gaming and there will be plenty on offer (over 20 gaming setups) – plus a few more modern rigs including some virtual reality. And if your parents, uncles and aunts don’t
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The Laverton
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
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
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Westbury Library
11:00 am
Archivist, Steve Hobbs is always a welcome addition to the festival programme and his talk this year will not change that. Glimpses of the Past, Westbury People and Places will give a fascinating insight into
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Westbury Library
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
  An exhibition by Lesley Longworth, artist documenting the village and its residents in artwork and photographs, interwoven with biographies and the history of the village. This is a unique opportunity to see behind the
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90 Westbury Leigh
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
8:00 pm
For the first time at the Westbury Festival and as part of his 1949-2019 Platinum Tour, we welcome BAFTA nominated entertainer and recipient of the Gold Award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters,
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The Laverton
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
10:00 am
If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight. In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of
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The Hollies Inn
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
We are celebrating the end of the festival once again and invite you to join us to sing some of our favourite hymns in the Grade 1 listed All Saints Church.  
All Saints Church
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
2:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS A CLOSED EVENT with showings during school hours for pupils attending Bitham Brook school only. There is no charge for attendance A Flap-tastic Family Comedy – on tour Spring / Summer 2019
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Bitham Brook School (closed event)
Oct 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
9:45 am
THIS EVENT IS A CLOSED EVENT with showings during school hours for pupils attending Westbury Leigh school only. There is no charge for attendance A Flap-tastic Family Comedy – on tour Spring / Summer 2019
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Westbury Leigh Primary School (closed event)
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
THIS EVENT IS A CLOSED EVENT with showings during school hours for pupils attending Westbury Junior School only. There is no charge for attendance A Flap-tastic Family Comedy – on tour Spring / Summer 2019
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Westbury Junior School (closed event)
1:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS A CLOSED EVENT with showings during school hours for pupils attending Westbury Infants school only. There is no charge for attendance A Flap-tastic Family Comedy – on tour Spring / Summer 2019
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Westbury Junior School (closed event)