Entertainment

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 very...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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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Philippa Hanna comes to St. Mark’s Church

Singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna performs at St. Mark’s & St. Andrew’s Parish, Salisbury, from 7pm to 10pm on Thursday, April 25, with Antoine and Owena (folk duo) as local support. Philippa is a British singer-songwriter currently travelling between Sheffield,...

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Bubbly fun run

Now in its third year, Salisbury Bubble Rush is a fun run round Hudson’s Field in which participants can walk, run, skip or slide their way around a 5k course to raise money for Salisbury Hospice. On Saturday, June 1, the adults, children and families taking part are...

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Back to the table

Casting has begun for a BBC series ‘Eating With My Ex’, the show which follows ex-couples reunited to pick over the bones of their failed relationships during a meal and to have a frank, honest conversation about their past relationship. The first online series...

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Would I Lie To You raises £1.3k

Young and old were entertained to ‘Would I Lie To You’ at Godolphin School’s Blackledge Theatre on April 6, with stories of mistaken identities, stolen goods, burlesque evenings and armed police raids. The ‘celebrities’ who took part - Cllr Mike Osment, mayor of...

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What Fragrances to Buy for Spring?

It looks like spring has finally arrived in the UK. The sun is out (sometimes), the air feels warmer and the flowers are making an appearance. All of this is making people reach for their floaty tea-dresses and shorts, and make the most of the beautiful weather while...

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Call to book lovers!

Shaftesbury Home Library Service is looking for another volunteer or two to join their team. The popular home library service, run by Royal Voluntary Service, the national volunteering organisation, wants to grow its service for housebound readers in the Shaftesbury...

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Redlynch Players remember Miss Read

This year, to mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of the original book, Ron Perry has collated events from the life of Miss Read (the pen name of Dora Saint) and with her daughter, Jill, has collated excerpts from the play in a celebration of Dora Saint’s...

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The 10th Wylye Valley Art Trail

To celebrate the 10th trail this year, Wylye Valley Art Trail organisers extended the event to 10 days from Saturday, May 18, until Bank Holiday Monday, May 27. Since its founding in 2001, the biennial Wylye Valley Art Trail has become probably the largest visual arts...

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Author reveals all

Nuremberg’s Voice of Doom is the title of the talk at the next Gillingham Local History Society meeting on April 16 at -7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall. Member Paul Hooley reveals the story behind the memoirs of Wolfe Frank, which lay hidden in a Dorset attic for...

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Station memorials on track

A new book was published on March 21 is a definitive guide to the First World War memorials of the station towns and villages of Crewkerne & Misterton, Templecombe, Gillingham, Tisbury, Sherborne and Barwick and Stoford (Yeovil Junction) and the redundant stations...

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Memory time

Gillingham’s next Memory Box is on Monday, April 15, 2pm-3.30pm in the Vicarage School Rooms. Last month, children at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School delighted the group with a book ‘The Lost Words’. This month, Mrs Mary Gray shares her experience with handicrafts....

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Competitive Summer in the city

The popular City Garden Competition is now open to anyone who has a garden in Salisbury city - private, pubs, community groups and schools. Gardens are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold and open to all, whether an old hand or new. Organisers Salisbury City Council said:...

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