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Magic tales come to light

Magic tales come to light

The UK's original and largest lantern festival brings myths and legends to life this winter. From Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, January 5, Longleat presents 'Festival of Light - Myths and Legends', which takes visitors on a thrilling odyssey to discover epic tales...

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Street market is set to break all records

Street market is set to break all records

Shaftesbury’s Christmas late night spectacular on Monday, December 2, will kick off the festive season with something for all the family. The High Street is closed from 4pm and at 6pm the town’s silver band starts playing. Santa finds his way to his grotto in the Town...

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4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

4 Reasons Salisbury is the Best Place in the UK to Live

The city of Salisbury has been in the news quite a bit recently as the Sunday Times recently chose it as the best place to live in the UK. Known as quintessentially English, the city was praised for remaining “a divinely attractive and welcoming place". But why? Here,...

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Mere Literary Festival puts down a marker

Mere Literary Festival puts down a marker

Mere Literary Festival could now claim to be a truly national event , according to the organisers. The festival raises funds for the local Link car share scheme which helps transport local people to hospitals, mostly 20 miles or more from Mere. Last week, Monday to...

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Brass band blows its horn for 90th year

Brass band blows its horn for 90th year

Wilton Royal British Legion Band celebrated its 90th anniversary at Michael Herbert Hall on Sunday, September 15. Conducted by its musical director and band master Bob Scott, the band performed musical favourites to a welcoming audience. The band hosts an annual...

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Basics of Online Roulette

Basics of Online Roulette

Ask many gambling aficionados what their absolute favourite game to play in a casino is and they will almost undoubtedly answer with the Roulette. There are very little gambling activities that can match the wheel for excitement and win-factor – there is no denying...

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Review: Breaking the Code, Salisbury Playhouse

Review: Breaking the Code, Salisbury Playhouse

By Katrina ffiske Images by Helen Murray Salisbury Playhouse foyer was packed and buzzing on press night for Christian Durham’s new production of Breaking the Code. Hugh Whitemore‘s compelling 1986 play intertwines the tale of how mathematician Alan Turing broke the...

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Review: Classified by Jayne Woodhouse

Review: Classified by Jayne Woodhouse

By Viktor Berg Loosely Based Theatre Company’s Classified, written by local playwright Jayne Woodhouse and directed by Calum Robshaw, is three thought-provoking short plays set in a dystopian near future, confronting and challenging the audience’s values and morals....

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Fund gives £66,000 in arts support

Fund gives £66,000 in arts support

Six performing arts projects in the county have been supported by grants from Dorset Performing Arts Fund, established by local philanthropist Alasdair Warren. The fund, managed by Dorset Community Foundation, was set up recently to fund performing art projects in...

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Local travel advice Andante Travels

Local travel advice Andante Travels

One of the best things about living in this part of the country is our proximity to sprawling forests, rolling countryside and wonderful coastlines. Not only do these landscapes provide fantastic walking trails, they also lend themselves to amazing local produce,...

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Libraries Week in Dorset

Libraries Week in Dorset

Dorset Libraries celebrate this week as  Libraries Week, October 7 to 12. Gillingham and Weymouth libraries have events planned for the whole family, as part of the project.  From author talks to Fun Palaces, creative activities, there's too many to list: click the...

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‘Ultimate’ Tina Turner tribute rocks City Hall

‘Ultimate’ Tina Turner tribute rocks City Hall

Tina Turner fans should prepare to be blown away as the brand-new tribute show ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ hits Salisbury on October 18. Said to be the ultimate Tina Turner tribute concert, the theatre show promises a night of high energy, feelgood rock ‘n’ roll...

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We will remember them

We will remember them

D-Day plus 75 & the Roaring Forties, is a concert on Sunday, November 3 at 3pm to celebrate D-Day, June 6, 1944, and to remember the brave men and women of the allied forces who, on that day in history, made the ultimate sacrifice that we may enjoy ‘peace in our...

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Language of drawing explored

Language of drawing explored

The language of drawing is explored at Young Gallery's open evening on Friday, October 18 from 6.30pm. Artist-researcher Dr Yonat Nitzan-Green's talk, 'Two Comments', explores the language of traditional and contemporary drawing which runs with the Salisbury gallery's...

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Clarinet king joins birthday bash

Clarinet king joins birthday bash

Jazz royalty joins the Salisbury Jazz Club’s 40th anniversary celebrations in October. Pete Allen, an Honorary Citizen of New Orleans, and his jazz band are in Wilton’s Michael Herbert Hall, the club’s current home, on October 18. The band first played in the town at...

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Fun Palace Modelling Competition

Fun Palace Modelling Competition

Fun Palace Modelling Competition - roll up all you local modellers! Using recycled material only, let your imagination run wild to create an amazing model to wow us! Gillingham Library All entries, maximum 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m, must be submitted by 4.30pm on Thursday,...

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Personalised Christmas Gifts for Mum

Personalised Christmas Gifts for Mum

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for mum, personalised shows that you have gone the extra mile. And nothing brings tears to a mum’s eyes more than a gift that has been carefully thought about. Even if they secretly hate it, any mum will forgive poor taste if...

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Celebrate Voice pops up in the Guildhall Square

Celebrate Voice pops up in the Guildhall Square

By Fanny Charles Salisbury’s adventurous celebration of the human voice returns for 2019 with a gorgeous and unique venue, the Wilsons Piccolo Theatre, which was built for the Edinburgh Festival and has so far only appeared at the Scottish capital. As always,...

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Prized drawings tour comes to Salisbury Musuem

Prized drawings tour comes to Salisbury Musuem

The Salisbury Museum has been chosen as the first venue for this year's Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Following the launch in London on September 25, where the winners were announced,...

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Come together, for the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road

Come together, for the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road

Today (Thursday, September 26) marks exactly 50 years since The Beatles released their classic Abbey Road album. To celebrate the anniversary, tribute band The Mersey Beatles bring a special performance to Salisbury. On Thursday, November 14 at the City Hall, the band...

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Dark comedy rumbles through Dorset

Dark comedy rumbles through Dorset

The brand new, dark comedy 'Thunder Road' comes to  Stalbridge Village Hall in October, through Artsreach, the county's touring charity. On Friday, October 25 at 7.30pm, the show, influenced by the creations of Victoria Wood, Steve Coogan, and Julia Davis, RedCape...

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Fair is fun for all

Fair is fun for all

Salisbury Charter Fair is on from Sunday, October 20 until Wednesday, October 23, in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square. The fair is a variety of traditional and modern rides, stalls and attractions for all the family, with fair favourites including the...

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City carnival call

City carnival call

Thousands are expected to fill the city’s streets for Salisbury’s 10th annual illuminated Carnival procession on Friday, October 25, 7.30pm and 9pm. Floats, music and walkabout acts with something to entertain the whole family, the carnival raises funds for the Mayor...

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All aboard for the Ocean Film Festival

All aboard for the Ocean Film Festival

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to Salisbury City Hall on Tuesday, September 24 as part of its UK and Ireland tour. The collection of ocean-themed films involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below surface - witness...

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