Weekend Roundup 9th-12th June 2022

Despite all you have to do is scroll our event calendar, I thought I’d make it even easier for you, with a new weekly regular feature rounding up the forthcoming weekends; you’ve never had it so good. Well, you might have, if you’re on Facebook, as I usually post a roundup there, but I figure not everyone does Facebook, so this will transcend your favourite social media sites.

Although the queen’s jubilee may’ve passed and this “cost of living crisis” was slumped to the backburner while we all bought bunting and got sloshed as per Bojo’s order, this following weekend is burgeoning with stuff to do. So, let’s all forget about the overkill of last weekend and get on with what’s going on this one, shall we?!

Quick note though, I’ve not the time to add links here, so if you see something that fancies your tickle, nip to the event calendar for more details and ticket links; I’m a busy fellow y’know.

Firstly, I’d advise you pay a visit to the Yelde Hall in Chippenham or the Art Heist show of alternative art, here’s my review of it from Monday. It’s running until 21st June.

Also currently running is four nights of amazing comedians appearing at Pound Arts, Corsham, with their new work before heading up to the Edinburgh Festival. Simon Brodkin tomorrow, Thursday, and Bella Hull & Glenn Moore on Saturday.

Thursday 9th June sees Keith James play the songs of Leonard Cohen at The Pump, Trowbridge, The Zoots at Swindon Arts Centre, and Giant Walker at The Vic, Swindon.

Friday 10th June is the opening night of two weeks of fantastic events from Devizes Arts Festival, I’ve got them all listed on the calendar, check them out. It starts with A Diva and a Piano with Lesley Garrett at Devizes Corn Exchange, Friday, Agatha, Poirot & Me – Sophie Hannah at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday, and Saturday night there’s cumbia at Devizes Corn Exchange with Baila La Cumbia, which I did have to explain to someone the other day, is the music of Colombia, and not Cumbria. Why must Wiltshire folk add an R into every word is beyond me!

Hanging on Friday, those Truzzy Boys are at The Barge Inn, Seend, Greg “the Axeman” Winters plays The Wellington Arms, Marlborough, Ben Osborn with Ravetank, and Follow The Sun at the Pump, Trowbridge, The Junkyard Dogs at The Rose & Crown, Warminster, or musical comedy at Pound Arts, Corsham with There’s Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

In Swindon, check out Barrelhouse & Lonely Road Band at The Vic, “ZambaLando” at “Fiesta de Cuba,” or Steve Bugeja at Swindon Arts Centre. T-Rextasy play The Cheese & Grain, Frome.

Saturday 11th then, here we go; free entry for a two-day festival at The Lamb, Marlborough with an awesome line up there, and there’s also a Family Festival at St Katherines, Marlborough.

Sustainable Devizes will be in the Shambles for a Sustainability Day from 10pm until 2pm, Vinyl Realm are at the Devizes Literary Club with another Vinyl Listening Session. The Daybreakers play The Southgate, which is always a great fixture.

Party on the Pitch at Calne FC, Perry Grant’s “It’s great to be 30” Celebration Birthday Concert at Neeld, and the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra have their Summer 2022 concert at St Andrew’s Church, also in Chippenham.

One of favourite bands on the local circuit, Daydream Runaways play Trowbridge Town Hall, while The Cheese & Grain, Frome have only gone and got The Feeling; good luck finding a ticket for that!

Aside the Wiltshire Steam & Vintage Rally at Lydiard Park, Swindon also has a massive Ukraine fundraiser at Level III, with Talk in Code, SexJazz, the Celtic ska-punk Liddington Hill and others, while    AC/DC tribute Whole Lotta DC play The Vic, The Roughcut Rebels are at The Castle, and The Wyvern Theatre has Hits Out Of Hell – The Meat Loaf Songbook, while Sam Avery: Role Model is at Swindon Arts Centre.

Sunday 12th, and There’s a Chocolate Experience at Vaughan’s Kitchen Cookery School, Open Farm Sunday at The Gourmet Goat Farmer near Avebury, and Kitty Langan Studio – Unstoppable at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.

Devizes Lions will be on the Green with their fantastic car show plus from 10am-4pm; always a great family day. Devizes Arts Festival go for a Festival Walk, and it’s all down to the British Lion for a free fringe event, where Rockin Billy will rip It up.

Other music this Sunday, check out Lazy Sunday Afternoon with Mr Love & Justice & Friends at Eastcott Studios Arts Courtyard, Swindon, and Chris Murphy at The Tupenny.

That’s all folks! See our calendar for what’s happening over the week, as it’s a busy week in Devizes with the Arts Festival happening, and lots of great stuff to book, including Tankus the Hedge on Tuesday; wow! Yes, showing off, I will be going to see George Ezra on Thursday, gigging with daughter and her friends; wish me luck!

Things in the near future you need to be considering wiping the cobwebs off your wallet for; Sheer’s Hit Like A Girl at the Pump, Friday 17th, Saddleback, Saturday 18th June, Pound Arts’ Green Sky Festival, and The Beat at The Cheese & Grain, The World under the Wood at Wharf Theatre, MantonFest too; I swear, it never stops!!

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