Entertainment

Cathedral echoes to Mozart and Bach

On April 13, two choral works will resonate in Salisbury Cathedral. Salisbury Musical Society Singers, conducted by David Halls, performs Mozart’s C Minor Mass (the Great) and a Bach Cantata, accompanied by London-based Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, and four...

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FREE music lessons in Wiltshire this weekend

Learn to Play Day a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music, is in Salisbury this weekend. Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Day is on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24,...

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Review: Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead, at Salisbury Playhouse

By Katrina ffiske Quickly - book your tickets to see Miles Jupp, at Salisbury Playhouse, acting out the story of David Tomlinson. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent. Behind this...

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Larmer Tree Festival comedy line-up announced

The 29th edition of the Larmer Tree Festival will not lack laughs as this year’s late-night comedy line-up is headlined by Josie Long and Nish Kumar. Radio 4’s ‘Short Cuts’ writer and presenter Josie Long is a multifaceted talent. Her most recent show ‘Something...

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Choral delights at Messums Wiltshire

By Fanny Charles TISBURY’s “rural cathedral”, the 700 year old thatched tithe barn which is home to Messums Wiltshire gallery and arts venue, was the perfect setting for a concert of exciting, exquisite and spiritual music by the Monteverdi Apprentices, conducted by...

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Atten-shun! Forward march to the Studio Theatre

By Fanny Charles IN the annals of television comedy, there are few shows to compare for longevity and popularity with Dad’s Army, Jimmy Perry and David Croft's affectionate tribute to the Home Guard. You can still see re-runs on some of today's many television...

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Fair deal for antique hunters

In sharp contrast to the snow that enveloped Salisbury last year and all but cancelled the Wilton House Antique Fair, this year the three day event enjoyed lovely spring weather and saw loads of visitors pass through the doors in search of a good day out. On offer was...

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Fovant singer launches her true sound

Award-winning singer-songwriter Isobel Thatcher from Fovant goes back to her roots to launch her second EP with long-time supporters. With her father Tom on bass, her brother Dom on sax, Chris Kirby-Williams on drums and Mark Skerrit on keyboard, she is in Fovant...

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Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Salisbury Playhouse

Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre to warm the hearts of theatregoers this spring with a new staging of Shakespeare’s much-loved Much Ado About Nothing. Northern Broadsides once again join forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme to...

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Players stage premiere

Fordingbridge Players stage the European premiere of The Ladies Foursome by Canadian playwright Norm Foster on Wednesday, May 29, 7.30pm, in the Sports Hall, Forres Sandle Manor School, Fordingbridge. The play is about three women who gather for a round of golf in...

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This weekends top Fivelive events by Louella

Introducing our very own Valley News weekly events vlog with Louella our entertainments correspondent. If you would like to be considered to be featured please send your events to https://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/valley-events/...

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Night of adventure promised

Ride icy waves in sub zero winter, chase tornados and mountain bike into the wildest reaches of the imagination. The Kendal Mountain Festival Tour is in Salisbury for a night of adventure films and a talk from the queen of adventure Anna McNuff. On March 13, Salisbury...

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£2000 raised for charity on magical comedy night

Sarah Fletcher of Mark Jones Eye Care is walking the Great Wall of China in April in support of Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal. She hosted Stand Up Salisbury, a night of entertainment and laughs at the Chafyn Grove School raising £1,032 towards her £2000 target. The...

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Former Cold War spy talks in Salisbury

‘My Life as a Cold War Spy’ on Wednesday, March 13, at St. Francis’ Church, Salisbury promises to be a fascinating talk by Major General Peter Williams CMG OBE on his time as a military spy during the Cold War. His career focused on military intelligence and liaison...

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Mompesson House has a new exhibition

Mompesson House, in the heart of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, starts the 2019 season on Saturday, March 9 with a new exhibition. Emma James, Visitor Experience Officer, said: “This year, our exhibition is ‘Standing by my darling’s side: A Victorian experience of life,...

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Dorset’s Daniel is back on tour

The Mela Guitar Quartet explores the art of a classical quartet in two special recitals for Artsreach this spring. The tour is particularly special as Mela member Daniel Bovey was born and raised in North Dorset, studying at Gillingham Secondary School, before moving...

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Mirror Crack’d European Premier a stylish triumph

The European premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d was performed this week at Salisbury Playhouse. The team behind the new stage production have thrown all the pieces of the Queen of Crime’s murder mystery up in the air and created a stylish, modern,...

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Professional investors are always learning new things

There are many ways a person can develop a career in Forex. The most common techniques are to learn the concept, develop an idea and stick to the formula. However, the trends are changing and volatilities make it a challenge to become successful. The brokers and the...

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Fest West features local talent

By Brian Macreamoinn Celebrated company Paines Plough took its nationwide theatrical project, Come To Where I’m From, to Salisbury as part of FestWest. Four local playwrights were invited to take part, performing specially-written tributes to their home city. The...

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Attic attack for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visit

The Antiques Roadshow team are at Salisbury Cathedral on Tuesday, May 14 to offer free valuations on family heirlooms or car boot bargains. Pictured above: Judith Miller, Lennox Cato, Paul Atterbury, Fiona Bruce, Mark Hill, Rupert Maas - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray...

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Sparkling singers from US

Northern Harmony, a unique vocal ensemble renowned for their remarkable command of world singing styles, perform an evening of a Capella music, after an afternoon workshop open to the public. The 14 sparkling young singers from Vermont (USA) are in St Andrew’s Church,...

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Ladders of hope light the cathedral

Katrina ffiske Salisbury Cathedral is bravely mixing politics, art and religion in Ladders of Light - a new constitution for the UK. The art installation responds to the strange times the country is going through at the moment with Brexit. When launching the...

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Top weekend events

Another weekend not short of entertainment: The eight Fest West is in full swing: Find out all about it below! Salisbury Playhouse presents the European premiere of The Mirror Crack'd. Also: Michael Jackson tribute, Rotary quiz night, Little Pickles Market, and more....

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Fest West: Salisbury’s version of Edinburgh Fringe

By Katrina ffiske The eight Fest West, which started yesterday and runs until March 2, is in full swing. Wiltshire Creative venues Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse have teamed up with The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, to...

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