Entertainment

Jodie Hamblet gears up for city gig

By Louie Kalvis Valley News talked to Jodie Hamblet from tribute group We Love Little Mix, who perform at Salisbury City Hall on September 1. Jodie is also an actor who has appeared in TV shows such as Coronation Street, Shameless and ITV’s Home Fires. What is it like...

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The Tempest at the Elizabethan Playhouse

THE TEMPEST  is performed by award-winning ‘Illyria’ as part of “Shakespeare’s Weekend” on 3pm, Sunday, September 8 at the ELIZABETHAN PLAYHOUSE, MANOR FARM, CORSLEY, WARMINSTER, BA12 7QE Sir John Thynne lived in the Manor at Corsley in the 1560s while building his...

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Literary Festival has a rich line-up

The line-up of authors for this year’s Salisbury Literary Festival, from Friday, October 18 to Sunday 20, includes international best-selling author Jung Chang.    For the third festival, organisers promise a rich line-up of local, national and international authors,...

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Old George Mall big screen is back

Big screen is back with Movie magic outdoors at Old George Mall for two family-fun box office hits. On Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, the big cinema screen will be outside M&S to show the two films – Dumbo and Mary Poppins Returns – at 11am and 2:30pm. The...

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Fair day for a wedding

Salisbury Wedding Fair is at the Guildhall, Salisbury on Sunday, September 1, from 11am until 3pm. The Guildhall is the venue for weddings and events in the city centre throughout the year and the fair is the time for brides and grooms to meet friendly specialist...

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Busy band tunes in to new players

Salisbury City Band of The Royal British Legion plays on and on and is prepared for a busy summer of appearances. But the band needs new players in some sections to help cope with the busy Summer schedule. Lawrence Butchart conducted the opening concert fo veterans on...

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Let the Fun be Gin at Wilton Shopping Village

The gin fad is still in as Wilton Shopping Village discovered this weekend with its second gin festival. Local gin bars, distilleries and a mix of locally sourced food transformed the village’s olde worlde courtyard into an outdoor bar with Summer festival featuring...

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Band records music video at Stonhenge

A Wiltshire singing duo was preparing to video its latest single in the middle of the stone circle of Stonehenge. Country band Duck n Cuvver planned to make a video this week for their new release 'Henge Of Stone'. Band member Robert Hardie wanted to 'make history' by...

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‘Arty Selfies’ in Salisbury

The combined talents of the Salisbury Group of Artists is returning to Gallery 4, Salisbury Library for its Summer Exhibition, which is known for its quality and diversity of its display, and is always popular with viewers and purchasers of art. It is a judged and...

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The Art of the Tree

The Arborealists and Guests: the Art of the Tree, a new exhibition at The Young Gallery, Salisbury, presents the work of 40 arborealists and nine guest artists, curated by Peter Riley. Some have an international reputation, including Jemma Appleby, Philippa Beale and...

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Summer inspiration

Gardens to visit and enjoy in August and September. GASPER COTTAGE Sunday, August 11, 10.30 - 5pm Bella Hoare and Johnnie Gallop invite you to come to their beautiful garden, with views to glorious countryside. There is luxurious planting of dahlias, grasses, asters,...

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Joint fundraising gets off to flying start

A major fundraising initiative in partnership with The Friends of Erlestoke Prison called cARTes postales – art on postcards - had a flying start with an array of leading and local artists, writers, actors and musicians, and other talented people. They created unique...

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Review: Decade of Ballet Under The Stars at Hatch

By Fanny Charles IT is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since Matt Brady brought his Covent Garden Dance Company to a marquee in the 17th century Dutch walled garden at Hatch House, near Tisbury. For a decade, that courageous debut brought the best in...

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Summer surprises promised at Stourhead

New activities for the whole family are planned at Stourhead, including a treasure in the house, the view across the lake, or finding the perfect picnic spot. The Great Big Tree Climbing Company visits every Saturday when you can climb up into the canopies, or play...

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Salisbury Pride is back on

Salisbury Pride has been given the go-ahead and is on Saturday, August 3 in the city centre and local pubs. The parade starts at The Guildhall at 11am before proceedings continue at The Avon Brewery Inn from 12 noon where there will be face painting, hair braiding and...

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Sunset Cafe Stompers

The Sunset Cafe Stompers are booked to play at Salisbury Jazz Club on Friday, August 9 with their vocalist Hamish Maxwell. Hamish was best man at the wedding of Ian 'Stu' Stewart, pianist and founder-member of The Rolling Stones. This being the band’s first visit to...

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Big money race bonanza

Biggest Salisbury Racecourse stages a two-day festival on Wednesday August 14 and Thursday 15. The two-day summer holiday race meeting begins on the Thursday, featuring the largest prize money race of the year – Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes. Accompanied children aged...

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Why Golf is Good for Business Team Building

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News ) Trying to foster a sense of team spirit within your business is challenging. Teams need conflicting personalities in order to succeed, but teaching these personalities to get along...

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Art show supports women’s refuge

The Art of Kindness, a new fund-raising event for the Friends of North Dorset Women’s Refuge, is an exhibition of work by professional and amateur artists, at Castle Hill House, Bimport, Shaftesbury, on September 21. Professional and amateur artists in the North...

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Summer fun at the museum

Throughout the holidays, Salisbury Museum provides fun learning for children. Every Tuesday, starting July 30, various events give children of all ages the opportunity to try exciting new experiences. The drop-in events, led by friendly experts, include climbing a...

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Free buses after Wham night!

Salisbury BID and the Chapel Nightclub are funding two double decker buses for free travel into the city centre from Salisbury Racecourse. On Saturday, July 27, the evening racing at Salisbury Racecourse includes a show by ‘The Best of Wham’ on the stage overlooking...

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Creative Workshops for 8 – 18 year olds

As part of Hillview Art's Open Studio event, August 10 to 26, 10.30am to 5.00 pm, there are weekday morning opportunities to create with clay, fused glass, hand weaving, jewellery and mono printing. Visit http://www.angelaperrett.co.uk  for full details - booking is...

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5 Reasons Why Team Building is Important for Your Business

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News) If you run your own business, then you know how important it is for all your members of staff to be working as productively as possible. There are so many different aspects to running...

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