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Early bird nostalgia festival tickets on sale

Early bird nostalgia festival tickets on sale

Plan ahead - tickets for the popular Vintage Nostalgia Festival, now in its ninth year, are available now. The 2020 edition opens its gates on Thursday, May 28 and runs until Sunday, May 31. The festival focuses on the past and celebrates all that was great from...

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Rock around the clock

Rock around the clock

Mere funfair's grand evening procession was on a Summer-like evening. The fair started in its new "old" venue of Angel Lane. Being central to the town, it was well received. Crowds gathered by the Town Clock to watch Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) in action with...

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6 Tips to Successfully Participating in an Online Charity Lotto

6 Tips to Successfully Participating in an Online Charity Lotto

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Most people want to participate in a charitable cause but lack the means and motivation. A charity lottery aims at reaching this group of people by offering a juicy incentive. What...

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Award-winning circus duo in exclusive Dorset show

Award-winning circus duo in exclusive Dorset show

A physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant circus-dance show comes to Dorset for one night only in late September. 'Knot', the internationally acclaimed circus-dance show by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé, comes to Gillingham School on Sunday, September 29 at...

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Churchill letter discovered at Salisbury Antiques Roadshow

Churchill letter discovered at Salisbury Antiques Roadshow

An undiscovered letter from Churchill himself is only one of the surprises in the Salisbury episodes of the Antiques Roadshow. Viewers of the upcoming show can expect to find out all about a mysterious object linked to the Titanic, a well-used watch with connections...

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Playhouse Pantomime has West End star

Playhouse Pantomime has West End star

West End star Giovanni Spano (X Factor, ITV; Bat Out of Hell The Musical; Footloose; Rip It Up The 70s) is to star as Robin Hood in the Salisbury Playhouse pantomime in the Main House from Saturday, November 30 to January 12. Nurse Nora Virus, this year’s pantomime...

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Review: Relatively speaking, uplifting

Review: Relatively speaking, uplifting

By Katrina ffiske Salisbury Playhouse opened its Autumn season with a true theatrical bang. Relatively Speaking, is a fast-paced, beautifully-crafted comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Done badly, it can be a disaster: done well, it is a joy to watch, and this excellent...

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Breaking the Code at Salisbury Playhouse

Breaking the Code at Salisbury Playhouse

By Katrina ffiske RSC actor Edward Bennett has the daunting task of playing Alan Turing in Wiltshire Creative’s production of Hugh Whitemore’s, Breaking the Code, at Salisbury Playhouse. The compelling play tells of Turing’s heroic work breaking the German Code,...

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Free exhibition explores Walton dynasty

Free exhibition explores Walton dynasty

The Town Store in the Country is an exhibition opened on September 2 at Mere Museum which has free entry. The story of John Walton & Co Ltd, introduces and explores the Walton dynasty of Mere’s shopping world during the 19th and 20th centuries. John Walton started...

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Wilton History Festival returns!

Wilton History Festival returns!

Wilton History Festival is back for its second year, with talks and events. Running from  September 15 to 22, it has Academic papers, children's bedtime stories,-and a guided walk through Wilton's darker history! No tickets are required! Unless otherwise stated, all...

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City prepares for festive fiesta

City prepares for festive fiesta

Salisbury is preparing for a Christmas that ‘truly sparkles ‘with a series of festive events and activities. Christmas Lights Switch On is Thursday, November 21 from 6pm, with a festive evening of fireworks, entertainment and live music, and Father Christmas making a...

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Salisbury Antiques Roadshow airs

Salisbury Antiques Roadshow airs

The first episode of Salisbury Antiques Roadshow will be aired on Sunday, September 15 on BBC 1 at 8pm. On May 14, for the first time since 1990, BBC Antiques Roadshow was back in Salisbury and thousands of people gathered at the Cathedral to have their items valued....

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Ocean film festival makes a splash in Salisbury

Ocean film festival makes a splash in Salisbury

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour has a night of captivating ocean films showing in Salisbury this autumn, at City Hall on September 24. From wild Arctic waters to Mexico’s spectacular sinkholes, this collection of new ocean-themed films will take audiences on a...

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Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

On Friday, August 9 'This is my Theatre' made their third visit to Old St. Mary's Church, Wilton, with their production of Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, faithfully adapted by Sarah Slator. As on their previous visits, the production ws a sell-out and it was...

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Fair rock on after hours

Fair rock on after hours

The annual boutique shopping experience, Rockbourne Fair at Salisbury Racecourse, has extended opening times on its first day, for late-night shopping. The three-day Rockbourne Fair provides an unrivalled, fresh boutique shopping experience for Salisbury and...

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Review: Wizard summer show from Stage 65

Review: Wizard summer show from Stage 65

By Fanny Charles The Wizard of Oz is a perennial favourite for youth theatre companies, originally a 1900 children’s story and then filmed in 1939, acclaimed as one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s timeless, like many of the best stories, so hats off to Stage...

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Walking festival explores food and drink

Walking festival explores food and drink

Exploring local food and drink is the theme at this year's Gillingham Walking Festival, September 4 to 8. Visit a winery, a fish farm, apple orchard, dairy farm and more. Experienced walk leaders, from a range of local groups are looking forward to sharing their...

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Artwork eyes up style

Artwork eyes up style

Two pieces of artwork by an optician are on display in the Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition. Martin Memory, from Memory Opticians in Amesbury and Salisbury, created the pieces displayed in Salisbury Arts Centre. The principle piece of artwork, based on his...

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Society to visit Water Meadows and Wilton Chambers

Society to visit Water Meadows and Wilton Chambers

A visit to the Harnham Water Meadows and access to the historic Wilton Council chambers are planned by Salisbury Civic Society working with Harnham Water Meadows Trust and Wilton Town Council. The visits are among Heritage Open Day attractions during September. A...

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Ian saved a King

Ian saved a King

'Work hard and play hard' - an autobiography By Ian Harris 'Work hard and Play Hard' vividly describes the life and work of Ian Harris. Born in Aylesford in Kent, he moved to East Africa in the late 1950s to become a general commodity broker. He was present during the...

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Guildhall cells visit planned

Guildhall cells visit planned

Salisbury’s Guildhall cells and tunnel will be opened for tours from Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21. The council-organised tours are part of Heritage Open Days which each year celebrate England’s architecture and culture. Visitors get free access to...

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Agony aunt performs for Cancer Research

Agony aunt performs for Cancer Research

Growing old is not all doom and gloom, Virginia Ironside, author, journalist and agony aunt, assures everyone in her one-woman show in aid of Salisbury’s Cancer Research UK branch. Growing Old Disgracefully, which she performs at 2.15pm on Saturday, October 5 at...

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Jodie Hamblet gears up for city gig

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 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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