Events in Wiltshire

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Here are some top things to do in the Wiltshire area: 

Pirates Of The River Avon - the panto
Location: Melksham Assembly Hall, Melksham
Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Date: 15th-18th Feb 2012
Ahoy there Panto Booker,
And all aboard the Melksham Assembly Hall this February for a modern swashbuckling pantomime that promises to be an adventure of a lifetime! Join Harreem Hettie and Jack Daw as they lead their brave buccaneers and do battle with the evil sea monster Horrace the Horrible to get to the precious treasure, which crew if any will make it first? What other surprises are on the way? It’s the ultimate girls vs boys competition. Escape to a magical world of action, thrills, comedy and fun for an experience you will never forget.
Jump aboard me hearties we set sail on-
15th February- 7.30pm
16th February- 7.30pm
17Th February- 7.30pm
18th February- 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Concessions £ 5, Adults £ 7
Tickets available from
Available from Melksham TIC/Melksham Assembly Hall from 26/11/11

Family Fun Event
Location: Civic Hall, Trowbridge
Time: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Date: Sat 18th Feb 2012
Family Fun during Half term weekend! Come and chill out with your children. Plenty of activities to keep the young ones occupied. Enjoy the variety of food available. See you soon!
Activities are Bouncy Castle , Race Hopper, Cupcake Decorating , Jewelry making , Art and Craft Workshops for children, Face painting,
Other children's activities
Henna,Food stalls-Asian/Malaysian/African/English etc, Information stalls.
Stallholders welcome please call Tel.07828657502.

Traditional YHA Weekend
Location: Cholderton Stonehenge Youth Hostel
Time: From 4pm Friday
Date: 2nd-4th March 2012
Experience a Traditional YHA Weekend, complete with “scores for chores”, communal cooking, traditional games and a sing-a-long. Don’t worry it is designed to be fun, not too serious and a great way to make new friends. Two night stay for £51.95pp half board.
Email or call 01980 629438 for more details.

The Hammerman
Location: Phoenix Theatre, New College, Swindon
Time: 7.30pm
Date: 15th-17th March 2012
A West End-style musical telling the inspiring story of Swindon poet and author Alfred Williams (1877-1930). First staged to great acclaim at STEAM, Swindon, in 2010, The Hammerman is back by popular demand and again stars Paul Bradley in the lead role. The show has a cast of more than 20, a seven-piece orchestra and is directed by Maria Jagusz. Music composed by John Cullimore. Script by John Moorhouse.
All tickets £15 (+bf). Now booking. Available online ( or 07814 254269.
For more information, see

Marlborough Science Fair
Location: St Johns School, Marlborough
Time: 11am - 3pm
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Saturday, 17 March will see the third annual science fair come to St Johns. As well as the fantastic science shows on the day there will be a whole plethora of activities for you and your family to be involved in. These include:
•Hands on experiments in our science labs and in the atrium.
•Numerous fun maths activities including a treasure hunt and glass engraving in DT.
•Have a chance to use the Lego Robots
•Wiltshire Police and Fire visiting with demonstration vehicles including police cars,  police motorbike and fire engines
•Cadley Garage demonstration on how mechanics have transformed over the years
•Wiltshire Science Museum enabling you to build a mini Stonehenge, see and inflatable life size replica and even have a go at moving the stones!!
•Wiltshire Astronomical Society will be joining us with a range of specialist solar telescopes and equipment and providing free solar viewing glasses.
•Wiltshire Geology Group will be offering fun with volcanos, ancient environments and much much more plus – make you own fossil!
Remember this is a FREE community event, please remember to come and join us.

Health, Wellbeing and Spirit Fayre
Location: Tidworth Community Center
Time: 10:00am till 4:30pm
Date: 3rd March 2012
With some of the best names in Health and wellbeing
Therapists: Massages, Reflexology, Hopi ear candling, Heal-ing, Power Tube Therapy, Indian Head massage, Aura clean-sing and Crystal healing.
Readings: Palmistry, Aura camera, Psychic art, Tea Leaf readings, Tarot, Mediumship and Encaustic Art.
Stalls: Mystic Cafe, Janet's Cakes, Crystal stall, Craft, Well-being stall. Candles, Pet Products and much more

Evening of Mediumship and Life readings
Location: Tidworth Community Centre
Time: From 6:30 till 9:30
Date: 3rd March 2012
Tickets on sale now only £6:00 or £7:00 on night
Phone Sarah on (01985) 850233 to order today
With Kaz Mills, Serafena and Shane for between them have had over forty years of giving readings. Kaz is an amazing reader who pass messages on from your loved ones. Shane has been wowing audiences since he was fifteen bring laughter, fun and life readings to all. Sarafena is one of the most respected readers in her field and an amazing medium and life reader.
We also have a guest medium for tonight's show so 4 Mediums one price.

Dangerous Corner
Location: The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon
Time: 7.30pm until 10pm
Date: Wed 7th March to Sat 10th March
Before "An Inspector Calls" comes to the Wyvern in April, another J.B. Priestley classic thriller, "Dangerous Corner" comes to the Arts Centre, courtesy of The Western Players!
Robert and Freda Caplan are hosting a dinner party at their stylish country retreat when a chance remark by one of their guests sparks off a relentless series of devastating revelations. Dark and dangerous secrets come to light and the group's perfect lives slowly begin to crumble and fall apart, leading in the end to tragic consequences.
A gripping tale of intrigue and emotions.
"Dangerous Corner", the first play by J B Priestley, was premiered in London in 1932 and has enthralled audiences worldwide over the years.
Tickets cost £7 standard, or £6 concessions and are available by phone (07575 711522) or e-mail:

10k Fun Run
Location: Village Hall, Kington St Michael, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HX
Time: 08:45 - 12:00
Date: Sunday 11th March 2012
The Fun Run will start and finish at Kington St Michael Village Hall.  Registration will be open from 08:45 am, warm-up at 09:15 am and the run will start promptly at 09:30 am.
Refreshments will be available in the Village Hall afterwards.
Recommended donation is £8.50 in advance or £10 on the day. In aid of KSM Diamond Jubilee Fund.
Terms & Conditions can be downloaded at
and Entry/Disclaimer Form at
Please read the Terms & Conditions and sign and return the Entry/Disclaimer form (as soon as possible to guarantee your place) as per details included on the form.
To view the route visit and search for Kington St Michael 10k route. 
For any other information please email

Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett
Time: 2.30pm-7pm
Date: 19 May 2012
Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival, come and celebrate our 40th year!!

Chippenham Dragon Boat Race
Location: Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 3PA
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Date: Saturday 14th July 2012
Chippenham's 4th Annual Dragon Boat Race. Teams compete against each other in colourful Chinese dragon boats in a series of sprint races culminating in a grand final, whilst also raising money for charities and community groups. Enter a team or just watch and enjoy the fun. Combined with ’Art In The Park’ (a ’hands on’ participation art and music event). A great family day out. Also suitable for corporate teambuilding and stag and hen dos. Food and drink available. Beer tent licence applied for. Visit for full details including a downloadable information pack and application form, a short video and 200 images of last year's event.