News and events

Help count butterflies in a critical year

14 July 2017

Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.

Salisbury Taste Trail back by popular demand

14 July 2017

Back by popular demand, Salisbury Taste Trail is offering a unique tasting tour of the city, directed entirely by you.

Stunning aerial films showcase landmarks

14 July 2017

​VisitWiltshire has launched three stunning short aerial films capturing the beautiful county of Wiltshire. You can view them at www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/videos

Music festival to raise funds for diabetes charities

14 July 2017

September sees the launch of a new music festival in Wiltshire to raise funds for research into type 1 diabetes in children.

Get help with researching your family history

14 July 2017

​In August there’s a packed programme of events at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN, including a talk on how to use the centre to research your family history.

Volunteers needed to map Wiltshire’s public art

03 July 2017

Know Your Place is a digital mapping project that is setting out to locate Wiltshire heritage – and it’s asking for volunteers. Volunteers will help locate, record and photograph public art in Wiltshire. Very little is known about the whereabouts, extent and condition of public art in the county.

Vote of confidence for new arts body

03 July 2017

Arts Council England has announced a new set of National Portfolio Organisations, awarding Salisbury Playhouse £1,277,944 each year over four years. The funding supports plans for the three arts organisations in Salisbury – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Arts Centre – to merge to create a dynamic, diverse and resilient arts offering for Salisbury and Wiltshire.

Restoration of chalk badge begins

03 July 2017

Turf-cutting took place in June to signal the beginning of a full restoration programme of the First World War hillside badge of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The badge is to be found above the village of Sutton Mandeville in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, although currently its outline is indistinct.

Book now for the Early Early Christmas Fair

03 July 2017

Billed as “London shopping on your doorstep”, the Early Early Christmas Fair, held in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, helps you plan ahead for the season.

Inspiring new exhibition previewed in Wiltshire Life

03 July 2017

Salisbury Cathedral’s spire is to be the subject of a new exhibition in the West Cloister, from August 2 to September 3.