News and events

Marlborough College Concert Series

The concert in Marlborough will offer a new experience to a wide range of music lovers and provide a very special finale for the 2017/18 season

Marc Allum book signing

BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist and author, Marc Allum will be signing copies of his new book at Digger and Mojo’s Christmas event on Saturday, December 9.

Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight

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

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

Christmas at Cross Keys Arcade

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

​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

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

News from around the county

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

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

Why Ed is not your average Dean

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”.