Entertainment

Top weekend events

Another weekend not short of entertainment: The eight Fest West is in full swing: Find out all about it below! Salisbury Playhouse presents the European premiere of The Mirror Crack'd. Also: Michael Jackson tribute, Rotary quiz night, Little Pickles Market, and more....

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Fest West: Salisbury’s version of Edinburgh Fringe

By Katrina ffiske The eight Fest West, which started yesterday and runs until March 2, is in full swing. Wiltshire Creative venues Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse have teamed up with The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, to...

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Wheel in the wild

For the second year running, the Tractor and 4x4 Grand Tour of Salisbury Plain raises funds for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal’s MRI Scanner Campaign. Last year, more than 200 vehicles took part and in excess of £7,000 was raised. On April 28, people can...

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Film festival tour comes to Salisbury

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops off in City Hall, Salisbury, on March 5 and April 4. Each night features a different collection of new films, with the world’s top adventurers tackling extreme expeditions in stunning corners of the planet. Audiences...

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Growing up with former PM Harold Wilson

Professor Robin Wilson and his wife Joy are reminiscing about life with former Prime Minister Harold Wilson. ‘All Bloody Facts, No Bloody Vision: Growing Up with Harold Wilson’ is the title of their talk in the Lecture Hall, Salisbury Museum on March 27, 7.30pm. Using...

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Larmer Tree Festival headliners announced

Again set in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from July 18 to 21, the 29th Larmer Tree Festival has more than 30 acts. London rapper and poet Kate Tempest tops the bill, performing the hip-hop of her acclaimed albums Everybody Down and Let Them...

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Rod gave a real performance

By Sue Anslow At the Salisbury City Hall concert ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck  - The Rod Stewart Story’, on February 8, we were pleasantly surprised. We had great seats near the front so had a clear view. First impressions were that the band was beautifully dressed in...

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PJ masks comes to Old George Mall

Catboy and Owlette are coming to Old George Mall for fans to meet their PJ Masks heroes in person at half term. Youngsters are in for a treat at Old George Mall, the Salisbury shopping destination, when PJ Masks characters, Catboy and Owlette are in town. They will...

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Alan Power talks at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum

In March, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum welcomes gardener and broadcaster Alan Power, who gives a richly-illustrated spring lecture on gardens that he loves. Three years ago, Alan gave insight into the history and joys of working at Stourhead Gardens. The regular BBC Radio...

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Half term capers at arts venues

February half term theatre and creative workshops are at Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre next week. Theatre performances include The Pixie’s Scarf on Monday, February 18; Lily and the Albatross on Tuesday, February 19, both in The Salberg at Salisbury...

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‘good dog’: does he get what he deserves?

The play ‘good dog’, by Arinzé Kene, is at Salisbury Playhouse in March. Valley News talked to Natalie Ibu, Director of tiata fahodzi, to find out more. “The play started with a desire by playwright,  Arinzé Kene, to imagine what drove his friends and his community to...

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Top weekend events

Lots of things to enjoy this weekend as Shaftesbury Snowdrop season kicks off. There is also a chance to re-live Rod Stewarts classic hits, swing it to jazz music or raise funds for the Rose Gale Trust. Submit your event by following this...

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Video: @home boost for Salisbury’s nightlife

Entrepreneur Louella Adamson is determined to diversify the city’s nightlife to keep people on the High Street. “This is a place you can come to any time of the evening and there will be something going on,” said Louella, owner of @home Salisbury....

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Playhouse presents David Tomlinson’s life

Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins, and Professor Brown in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gentleman. We discover in the play, The Life I Lead, by James Kettle, that the person behind...

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Plain Arts opens up artistic horizons

If you are an artist, or want to know what is going on in the local art world, join Plain Arts. As the leading local art organisation, based in Salisbury, Plain Arts covers a 20 miles area and encourages artists and art lovers to join them. David Walker, Plain Arts...

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Taste of France in Tisbury

TISBURY ‘s High Street becomes France At Home when  the travelling French market sets up its stalls on Saturday, March 30. The authentic market has crossed the Channel for many years, selling regional produce and goods. Enjoy a taste of France on the doorstep. A...

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Two different plans for your winter time

Sponsored feature Winter is hitting hard on all of us, and we are just waiting for the weather to get a bit warmer so we can get outdoors to check how nature is dealing with the season. But if you are the type of person that can’t stop no matter what the time and...

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Sunday boots, artisan and vintage markets planned

Car Boot Sundays, Artisan and Vintage Markets in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square, hosted by Salisbury City Council, are back. Car Boot Sundays start on Sunday, February 17 and are planned for the third Sunday of each month to November (April and October...

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Great story properly told

By Fanny Charles Robert Louis Stevenson understood the timeless appeal of a great adventure and his most popular book, Treasure Island, continues to delight and excite audiences of all ages. Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre staged a swashbuckling production,...

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Join the Wallop Artists

Wallop Artists is a flourishing art society who meet every 1st Thursday of the month at Wallop Parish Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. There is an Art Demonstration every month, which is free to members and £5 for guests. Why not join the friendly club? Everyone is most...

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Paul re-lives Rod’s classic hits

‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ celebrates the career of one of rock music’s greatest icons at Salisbury City Hall on Friday, February 8, at 7.30pm. The theatrical production tells the story from Sir Rod Stewart’s days as a street busker to international superstar. In...

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Weekend events

If you are brave enough to venture outside this weekend, here are a list of events to make it worthwile! Submit your own event to our calendar here: http://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/valley-events/community/add ...

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