News and events

Marlborough: Proud to be independent

05 February 2018

There are so many ways to approach Marlborough, and even more ways to describe this unspoilt but vibrant market town. Which ever direction you do arrive from, it will involve narrow roads bending and twisting, travelling over hills and through valleys and then before you know it you are in the High Street, allegedly Britain’s second widest or one of the largest in Europe, however guide books choose to describe it, there is no doubt it is wide and spacious. Even on busy market days (Wednesday and Saturday) there is still an air of calm and room to breathe and roam.

What's on in Wiltshire in March

05 February 2018

Plan your diary for March - there is so much to do, see and take part in across the whole county. Enjoy eye-popping abstracts, thrilling adventure films or the new Genius walks at Stourhead.

Marlborough College Concert Series

08 January 2018

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

04 December 2017

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

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?