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Beatrix Potter adds sparkle to Longleat’s Festival of Light

Giant illuminated versions of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved characters, and a 20-metre-tall multi-coloured birthday cake, with over two kilometres of lighting, will be among the highlights of Longleat’s Festival of Light this winter (November 11th – January 2nd and additional dates of 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th January 2017). There will be glowing tableaux of Peter […]



Elton John live at Longleat

Music legend Elton John played a sell-out open-air concert at Longleat on 12 June as part of the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary celebrations. View photos of Elton John at Longleat 15,000 people danced the night away in the sunshine to a selection of Elton John’s greatest hits including I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, […]



Rock Against Cancer at the Kings Arms, All Cannings

Following last year’s sold out success ‘Concert At The Kings’ is back for its fifth year to continue raising awareness and funds to fight cancer. Performances include The SAS Band (plus special guests), Suzi Quatro and True Heights. The event will take place at The Kings Arms in All Cannings on Saturday 21 May. In […]



Chalke Valley History Festival 2016

27 June – 3 July 2016 2016 saw the centenary of three very important battles of the First World War: the naval Battle of Jutland, the French and German ten-month Battle of Verdun, and of course the Battle of the Somme, so indelibly marked on our national consciousness. Now in its sixth year, The Daily […]



Cleve West to attend Bowood Festival

Update on 6 June 2016 – Toby’s Garden Festival 2016 has now been cancelled. Cleve West, twice winner of the coveted Best in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show, will be at the Bowood Festival on Saturday 4th June 2016 talking about his latest projects and the healing value of gardens and allotments. Cleve […]



Big Get Together event for older people in Corsham

A bake-off style cake competition is being held as part of an event to help older people find out more about local opportunities to enjoy a fulfilling retirement. Cakes will be judged by local chef Piero Boi of The Methuen Arms Hotel and Restaurant at the Big Get Together event at Springfield Community Campus from […]



Bowood celebrates 300th birthday of Capability Brown

In a letter dated 2 November 1757, the 1st Earl of Shelburne asks his son, William: “What wou’d you give to know the Consequences of the Visit of the famous Mr Brown, & the fruit of the 30 guineas which I gave him? He passed two days with me, & eat & drank, at rather […]



Antiques Roadshow at Bowood

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team were at Bowood House and Gardens near Calne on June 25, 2015.



From ancient stones to Maori myths – Salisbury Festival 2016

The Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has unveiled a taster of the 2016 Festival (now in its 44th year) with a characteristically diverse cultural programme celebrating the very best of music, theatre, dance, circus, film, visual arts, literature and family events. Continuing a four-year journey inspired by Stonehenge and tracing the cardinal points of the […]



Halloween treats at Bowood

With Bowood House & Gardens closing for the winter this Sunday 1 November, this half term and Halloween week offers the last few chances to enjoy the House and Gardens and to catch Bowood’s autumnal colours in 2015 Youngsters heading to Bowood in the coming days can follow its special Halloween-themed trail that starts at […]