Here we are again, a tad hot and bothered, but happy as can be. And here’s what’s happening across the Badlands of Wiltshire this coming week, which you’d already know about anyway if you regularly check our event calendar. That’s the only link you need, right there; it’ll provide you with outside links of further details and tickets. I don’t have the time to add individual links twice, on this here roundup; excuse me, but I’ve got ice-pops to devour.
But before the impending brain-freeze, I’m here to tell you about, Wednesday 20th July, when Devizes Flower Club will be at the Town Hall from 7pm, with a floral demonstration, flower raffle and refreshments. Two of a Kind is a fiver entry.
Further afield on Wednesday, lunchtime, find the amazing Daisy Chapman pair up with Amelia Wise at Wiltshire Rural Music Centre in Trowbridge for a Tune @ Noon session. And Sarah Millican’s tour Bobby Dazzler at The Wyvern, Swindon.
Onto Thursday 21st, and I ain’t got much, unless you know different, know-it-all! Anton & Giovanni: Him & Me at The Wyvern, Swindon, and that’s your lot to-date.
Friday 22nd and The Lawrence Society of Art have a Plein Air outing to The Gallops, and Seend Community Centre has a Summer BBQ with music from the fantastic Day-Breakers.
Swindon Arts Centre has a comedy play with your name all over it, it’s called #Undateable!!
Punkers, Navajo Dogs play Marlborough Town Football Club, kick off at 7:30pm, free entry there.
Two editor’s picks up for option this weekend, the first is Not Trowbridge Festival, but as near as damnit!
In the absence of a Trowbridge Festival this year, organisers have sorted a rather special musical do over this weekend, at the Pump. There are weekend tickets available, giving access to all concerts with a discount. Tickets are here: www.trowbridgefestival.co.uk/online-ticket-shop/
The event opens at 7.00pm from Friday 22nd July followed by day and evening concerts, continuing across the whole weekend. There will be five main concerts in The Pump venue plus other concerts, and open mic sessions in the pub skittle alley.
Concerts in The Pump venue as follows:
Fri 22nd, Doors @ 7.00pm – Johnny Morris / Phil King / Rob Lear Band (Over the Bridge Album Launch)
Sat 23rd, Doors @ 1.30pm – Merv Grist / Edwina Hayes / Harp and a Monkey
Sat 23rd, Doors @7.00pm – Phil Cooper / Ben Walker & Kirsty Merryn / The Model Folk
Sun 24th, Doors @1.30pm – Paul Hutchinson / Suthering / Rob Lear
Sun 24th, Doors @7.00pm – Lodestone / The Lost Trades / Greenman Rising
Other artists appearing in the skittle alley will be:
SATURDAY – Sandy & Graham Ball, Gerry Cooper, Bertie Wright, Phil King, Kate & Richard Harris, Andrew Bazeley and Jackie & Felix Byrne
SUNDAY – Issy & David Emeney, Merv Grist, Rosie Upton & Pete MacGregor, Iain Spence, and Ray Bradfield
Open mic artists are also welcome to bring an instrument and perform.
Okay, onto Saturday, the 23rd July, in Swindon, ravers Midlife Krisis are at Level III, Pink Mac at The Vic, Voodoo Room play the Old Town Bowl, and the Beehive have their regular World Music Club, but this time it’s a Hawaiian Shirt Edition. And Charlotte Johnsons School of Dance perform at The Wyvern.
Outdoor Theatre at Trowbridge Town Hall with Catch That Beast! And happy 5th anniversary to the Cider, Reggae & Rum Festival, happening at Rood Ashton Lake. It’s going off at The Barge on HoneyStreet, but I do believe camping has sold out. Melksham Rock n Roll Club’s next dance is Saturday, see the poster below.
The Glory Of Gershwin at St Francis School, Pewsey, and onto Devizes for aside a Vinyl Realm Listening Session at The Literary Club, and the crackling good Corinthian Casuals at the Southgate, last but by no means least, drumroll….
….Our second pick of week; they were both too good to choose between! Devizes Beer & Cider Festival
Yeah, I think you guessed it, if you’re from Devizes, and you like beer, which is one and the same thing, it is Devizes Beer & Cider Festival, which should need no introduction!
Tickets HERE, Beer List HERE, Cider List HERE and that’s about enough to go on huh? Music comes from Devizes Town Band, “How else could we open Devizes Beer & Cider festival…?” Tom & Claire, Vince Bell, Dr Zebo’s Wheezy Club, Celtic Roots Collective, and Triple JD. Word on the grapevine is, the night will end on a reggae tip when Nick and Knati of the Skenga Sound System come to nice-up the session!
And that’s about all I’ve got, I confess I need to bash on and update the event calendar, this heatwave is slowing me down, and that’s the best excuse I can come up with; phew, it’s a scorcher! Don’t forget to check our SKOOL HOLIDAY activity listings, and tell me if what I’ve missed; we have the technology to edit the beast! One thing on the calendar in the coming week, I need to add to my skool holidays is happening Tuesday 26th, a Chippenham Kids’ Comic Club at Neeld, which sounds pretty cool, at least up my street!
Oh, and before I love you and leave you, Hillworth Park, Devizes, Wednesday 27th; Wiltshire Air Ambulance Roadshow from 10am to 2pm, do parachute into that.
Have a good weekend, stay hydrated and apply sunscreen!
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