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Nick Mason receives CBE

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, has been awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music.



Monumental art exhibition comes to Cathedral and Close

There is a monumental treat in store for visitors to as internationally renowned British sculptor Sophie Ryder brings her latest exhibition to Salisbury Cathedral. Life-sized Minotaurs and Lady Hares have appeared on the Cathedral lawn and cloisters, the Kiss (a 20ft high arch formed by massive clasped hands) straddles the path from the High Street Gate to […]



Amazing light installations at Salisbury Cathedral

Situated in the North Porch of Salisbury Cathedral, the main installation called ENLIGHTENMENT is made up of around 6,000 points of light which are suspended from below the porch ceiling. Visitors are able to move into this body of light and as they pass through they become active participants in what the Squidsoup creative lead, […]



The Barons’ Charter Sculpture Trail

Salisbury based charity Trussell Trust and international arts organisation Wild in Art have created a large scale public art event in Salisbury for the summer of 2015. The event features 25 sculptures featuring individually designed artworks on a bespoke baron sculpture in the style of a Lewis Chess Pieces (created by Wild in Art Artistic Director Chris […]



Village Pump Folk Festival 2015

  Patrons Steve Knightley and Phil Beer announced the 2015 headline acts as well as their own unique contribution to the event at the spiritual home of the Village Pump Folk Festival – the Village Pump Folk Club at the Lamb Inn Trowbridge. Show of Hands appearance at this year’s festival will be recorded as […]



Turner’s Wessex: Architecture and Ambition at Salisbury Museum

Visitors to the Salisbury Museum this summer will be treated to a highly original and fascinating exhibition on JMW Turner. Newly discovered facts and a wealth of material never previously assembled together will revise the traditional outline of Turner’s formative years. ‘Turner’s Wessex: Architecture and Ambition’ will reveal new insights into Turner’s ambitious and innovative […]



Wiltshire superchoir at Dauntseys

On July 9 at least nine Wiltshire school choirs will join together at Dauntseys School in West Lavington under the baton of film / TV composer and musician Simon May (composer of the Eastenders theme tune amongst other things). The inaugural Wiltshire superchoir will take place in front of an audience of 500. It is […]



Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival announces full 2014 festival line-up

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has released the full 2014 Festival programme for its first year under new festival director Toby Smith. In 2014 the Festival looks north to the Nordic lands of the midnight sun, exploring the tensions between light and dark, city and nature, land and sea in a region of contrasts where […]



New tests reveal Longleat painting may be last portrait of Henry VIII painted in his lifetime

A picture of King Henry VIII, which has been on display in Longleat House, in Wiltshire for more than 300 years, could be the last portrait of the Tudor monarch painted during his lifetime. Although the high quality, half-length portrait, which is painted on a panel made up of four oak boards, bears the inscription: […]



Festival recuits singers for massed male choir

The 2014 Salisbury International Arts Festival  is looking for 100 male singers – beginners and experienced – to work with composer Lucy Pankhurst and conductor Howard Moody to create a new performance this summer. 100 years ago two armies found themselves on either side of the front line in a war that was meant to be […]