Snow melts hearts with history

Snow melts hearts with history

Everyone who knows me understands why I love to enter competitions. So I was over the moon to win two tickets to see Dan Snow’s history show in the Valley News Facebook competition. On the night, we rushed to the City Hall, and the ladies at the box office were...
First bank holiday Beltane Banger

First bank holiday Beltane Banger

May bank holiday weekend marks the inaugural Wessex Beltane Banger at Martha’s Down, off the A303 near Hindon, on Friday May 3 to Sunday May 6. The event is determined to show Britain that Salisbury is one of the best places to come to a festival. The new festival has...
The Remains of the Day, adapted by Barney Norris, comes to Salisbury Playhouse

The Remains of the Day, adapted by Barney Norris, comes to Salisbury Playhouse

Barney Norris, acclaimed playwright and novelist, sets much of his work in and around Salisbury. His first novel, ‘Five Rivers met on a Wooden Plain’, paints vivid portraits of five characters shattered by a car crash on Winchester Street, while his play ‘Echo’s End’ is focused on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Museum has its own history dig

Museum has its own history dig

Salisbury Museum is digging into its own past on May 6, Bank Holiday Monday. Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology, are planning a live dig at the museum. Phil and Lorraine, better known as key members of television’s ‘Time Team,’ have been adding...
New Festival for Salisbury

New Festival for Salisbury

The Greenham Common peace campaigner and co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, has curated a new festival for Salisbury. The Festival of Ideas, Our Fragile Home, is a weekend of discussion,...
Swapping could beat shopping

Swapping could beat shopping

‘Swap it’ is the new way to save, according to latest marketing experts. In 2019, swapping is the newest travel trend, so swap what you have for what you don’t have. Swap Shop has moved on since the iconic TV show from the 70s and 80s. Great bargain swapping sites...
Wanted: Queen, Princesses and Prince

Wanted: Queen, Princesses and Prince

Tisbury Carnival chooses the Carnival Royals in May but this year is special as it marks the 100th anniversary of Tisbury Carnival. The first carnival in September, 1919, was called Tisbury Peace Parade, to mark the end of the First World War. The current organisers...
More sponsors join in Armed Forces Day

More sponsors join in Armed Forces Day

Businesses and organisations are supporting the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury in June. The first silver sponsors of the three-day event are Doccombe, Kier, Trethowans, Qinetiq, CGI, Longleat, RINA Consulting Ltd, Microsoft and Openreach. Sponsors...
Plain Arts AGM

Plain Arts AGM

Plain Arts Salisbury’s AGM is on Tuesday, April 16 at Salisbury Arts Centre White Room (upstairs) between 6.30pm to 8.30pm. It is your chance to have your say on how to take Plain Arts forward. info@plainartssalisbury.co.uk
Different egg hunt at Stourhead

Different egg hunt at Stourhead

This Easter, Stourhead launches a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, called Grand Habitats, and is offering a chocolate reward.

Well-versed

Well-versed

The Pennybank Writers of Mere’s MLF Biennial Poetry Competition is taking entries for Mere Literary Festival, run from October 7 to 13.

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