What’s on in 2019

Our 2019 programme is being finalised now.  We have started to put some early info up here but we will be putting more details and events up as we confirm them.  Keep watching this space!

In the meantime, why not take a look at what was on in last year’s festival from the 2018 brochure.

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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
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 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 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 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 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 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
Piano & clarinet
All Saints Church
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
From the moment you start the walk, 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
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Heritage Centre
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 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 capella 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 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
The Laverton
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 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Westbury Festival are teaming up with the Wiltshire Scrapstore and the Coalition of Super Heroes to give local children the chance to get creative and become a super hero! Real life super hero characters from
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All Saints Parish Hall
Sep 28 @ 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 again. Incredibly funny comics,
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The Laverton
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, they are calling themselves ‘The Ecclectic Collections’ – comprising flute, recorder, piano and a string quartet. Their wide-ranging programme features a
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All Saints Church
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
A welcome return to the festival for Ruth and Pauline who bring their inimitable style to All Saints. This year ‘Two in One’ present “East meets West” Ruth and Pauline will perform an exciting and
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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. Restoration of the long abandoned Quaker burial ground in a Westbury car park was a community project involving everyone from pupils to pensioners. Local historians, Sally Hendry
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Methodist Church
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
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 welcome awaits. In association with
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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 – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
 
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 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
John Law – “One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists” – was a hugely popular performer at the festival a few years ago and now he’s back! He has put together a
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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! Guaranteed to get you out of your chair, don’t miss this!  
The Hollies Inn
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
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 places
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Westbury Library
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 @ 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