Entertainment

Winterslow panto

A very happy cast and crew after a short run of highly successful sell-out performances - standing room only for the final show.

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An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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Remember this

Next Memory Box is on Monday, December 17, 2pm to 3.30pm in the Vicarage School Rooms on Queen Street, Gillingham. A festive visit from St. Mary the Virgin Primary School children is promised and all are welcome.

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Paris is in Salisbury

By Katrina ffiske A trip to the Playhouse pantomime has become an important part of Salisbury’s Christmas celebrations, and this year’s spellbinding pantomime Beauty and the Beast does not fail to please. It is a triumph of comedy, song, dance, beautiful set and...

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Top weekend events

Markets and concerts for you to enjoy this weekend, not long until Christmas! Don't forget you can add your own event via our Submit an Event page. http://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/valley-event/woodford-valley-christmas-bazaar/...

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Thriller in Salisbury

The UK’s ultimate tribute to the King of Pop is coming to Salisbury in February as 2019 marks 10 years since the death of Michael Jackson. Ben Bowman, playing Michael Jackson, is on a UK tour celebrating the life and work of arguably one of the most popular and...

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From Darkness to light in pictures

A selection of stills of  Salisbury Cathedral’s 'From Darkness to Light' Advent Service and the accompanying illuminated art installations. Photography by Ash Mills. The installations will remain at Salisbury Cathedral until Sunday, February 3, 2019 and are well worth...

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Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...

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Warminster Military Wives Choir

Mere Cancer Research UK in association with St Michael's Church present Warminster Military Wives Choir in concert in St Michael's Church, Mere. Something to please everyone and a sprinkling of Christmas magic gives the concert a special sparkle. Tickets are £10 in...

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A family Christmas, Ayckbourn-style

By Fanny Charles Alan Ayckbourn certainly knows how to do Christmas – or rather, he knows how families do Christmas, the rituals, the petty arguments, the things that people say and do when they’ve had too much to drink... He has explored Christmas as a fertile theme...

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Guildhall has family activities

Festive activities and workshops in Salisbury Guildhall include activities and free workshops during December. From Needle Felting on Tuesday, December 4, to wreath-making from upcycled materials on Thursday, December 6, to Wrapping Paper Printing on Wednesday,...

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Do not miss this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting event in Wilton Market Square on Monday, December 3, from 4pm. It promises to be a great evening with Market Stalls, Father Christmas and Morris Dancers. The lights will be turned on by the Mayor of Wilton Peter Edge at...

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Circus skills for school by Rotary

Shaftesbury Rotary Club has booked Circus Berzercus to perform with their travelling workshop at Shaftesbury School - for a second time. The workshop is on Saturday, December 15, and involves 7-to-14-year-olds. The circus, commonly known as ‘A Mismatch Made in Devon’...

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City winter wonderland

The Christmas market and all-weather ice rink open in Salisbury tomorrow, Thursday, November 29. The Christmas market in Guildhall Square has authentic German market-style chalets and an all-weather ice rink open until Sunday, January 6. The 44 Christmas chalets have...

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What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie's Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for her...

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Winterslow panto

Winterslow Pantomime - Treasure Island and the Pirates It is 1756.  Mrs Hawkins, landlady of the Admiral Bimbo, her servant boy Jim, Squire Bilgewater, and Dr Dimworthy are off to Treasure Island to find Cap’n Flint’s treasure.  Will the dastardly pirates or the...

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Top weekend events

There are lots of Christmas fairs going this weekend, a perfect time to pick up special gifts for special people and have a jolly good time. Friday: http://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/valley-event/salisbury-hospice-charity-christmas-fair/...

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Christmas Carol solo

Veteran solo performer Guy Masterson brings the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, to The Salberg in a one-man show this Christmas. A Christmas Carol runs from Tuesday, December 18, to Saturday, December 22 in The Salberg. Being known for bringing many different...

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Santa’s in sight near you

December may be Santa’s busiest month but he ensures he checks the list (twice) to find out who has been naughty or nice to make flying visits to local children before the big day. Salisbury: Santa’s Grotto (every Tuesday and Thursday between December 3 and 22)....

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Afternoon tea and dance

Members of The Children’s Society Shaftesbury branch, and The Memory Cafés of St Martin’s Grange, Gillingham, and the Royal British Legion Shaftesbury invites you to a Tea Dance in the Shaftesbury Town Hall on Saturday, November 24, 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are £5 per...

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Warminster warms up for festivities

Christmas Cheer begins in Warminster at the weekend with activities leading up to the Lights Switch-On this Saturday, November 24, at 6.30pm, at The Chapel of St Lawrence. A Christmas market throughout the day at the Warminster Civic Centre from 10am to 4pm has 30...

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T1 Christmas crafts fest

Salisbury & South Wilts Sports Club have over 30 crafts attending their Christmas shopping and Crafts event on Friday, November 30. There will be a giveaway with a T1 Cocktail Masterclass and a Christmas Hamper up for grabs. All proceeds form the evening will go...

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NEW BOOK: The Turbulent Quaker: John Rutter of Shaftesbury

A new book, The Turbulent Quaker, a biography of John Rutter of Shaftesbury (1796-1851) has been published by local author John Chandler. John Rutter was influential in Dorset and west country Quaker circles, connected through his family with early Methodism and with...

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Santa’s in first South West special

The Santa South West Christmas Village is open from December 1 to December 16, as Santa and his full entourage move into the Royal Bath and West Showground. A first for the South West, the event has AUTISM friendly slots, now on sale. Show organisers Kimberly and...

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