News and events

Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight

13 November 2017

Royal biographer Penny Junor and actress Stephanie Cole will be among guest readers at Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight, at St John’s Church in Devizes on Tuesday, December 5 (not December 11, as advertised in the current issue of Wiltshire Life).

Charity Christmas fair

09 November 2017

A charity Christmas fair at Wilton Shopping Village promises gifts for all.

Christmas at Cross Keys Arcade

01 November 2017

Near Salisbury Christmas Market in Guildhall Square, Cross Keys Arcade is set to begin its festive celebrations with a spectacular line up of magical activities which run up to Christmas and throughout the school holidays.

Christmas shopping at Bowood

01 November 2017

​The Marchioness of Lansdowne’s festive shopping celebration will play to the splendour of Robert Adam’s Orangery at Bowood House (between Calne and Chippenham). Her family home will be decorated for the Christmas Extravaganza, from Wednesday to Friday, November 22-24, while also raising funds for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

What's on December

27 October 2017

From carols by candlelight to a Victorian evening in a bookshop, Christmas looks exciting.

News from around the county

27 October 2017

Did you know Flog It! filmed in Wiltshire recently, or that one of Wiltshire Life's photographers has won two top awards?

At Christmas Devizes is the place to be

27 October 2017

Sue Lind discovers what’s in store for visitors to Devizes this Christmas.

Why Ed is not your average Dean

27 October 2017

HEAVENS above! Canon Ed Probert likes Elvis. His foot taps every time he listens to Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Shake, Rattle and Roll. He loves the vibrancy of early Presley, but finds the later music “rather poignant”.

A spotter's guide to Wiltshire raptors

27 October 2017

Dr Emily Joachim is smitten with raptors of all kinds and hopes you will be too. Here, she provides a guide to 17 raptors you could see in Wiltshire, plus a bird with honorary raptor status.

Wiltshire gift guide

27 October 2017

If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, get your skates on! Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration.