News and events

Mary Howard Christmas Fair set for Tuesday 12th-15th November at Cotswold Airport

07 November 2019

With around 150 stalls, the Mary Howard Fair provides a variety of Christmas gifts and treats, festive decorations, home accessories, luxury clothing and seasonal food and drink, baby and child clothes, toys and accessories, and food and drink, available from a selection of thoughtfully handpicked retailers. Visitors to Mary Howard Fairs are promised a day of festive fun and seasonal shopping.​

Horatio's Garden Salisbury wins the Nation's Favourite Garden in south west

06 November 2019

Horatio’s Garden Salisbury has been voted by members of the British public as the National Garden Scheme’s ‘Nation’s Favourite Garden’ in the competition’s South West category. The award was collected by both Head Gardener Stephen Hackett and Horatio’s Garden founder and Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple, who on Monday, 4th November attended the awards ceremony at the Garden Museum in London. The event was hosted by the National Garden Scheme and The English Garden magazine who teamed up for the competition.

Video: Ashton Keynes

05 November 2019

In the December issue we visit the picturesque north of the county, to get a flavour of life in the village.

Corsham ceramicist features on ITV indents all this week

04 November 2019

Corsham artist Jo Taylor will have her work featured all this week (4th-8th November) on ITV as part of the ITV Creates project.

Join Alabaré for Namibia: The ultimate adventure trek!

01 November 2019

South-West based charity Alabaré have launched their latest fundraising event – a once in a lifetime trip to the south-western African country of Namibia!

Salisbury Playhouse premieres new Beatrix Potter family musical

01 November 2019

Casting has been announced for a new musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester, premiering in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas (9th - 28th December).

British breeding celebration ball to be held at Grittleton House

01 November 2019

British Breeding, the organisation representing breeders of British Sport Horses, have chosen local venue, Grittleton House in Wiltshire, as the venue for their inaugural celebration ball. The black-tie event on Saturday 9th November will recognise the achievements of top-scoring participants in the 2019 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity series, which took place between July and September. Awards will be presented by Baileys to the top scoring foal, yearling, two-year-old and three-year-old within the dressage, endurance, eventing and showjumping discipline categories from the entire series.

The Unknown Soldier at Swindon Arts Centre, on Friday, 8th November

01 November 2019

​Grist to the Mill presents The Unknown Soldier at Swindon Arts Centre, on Friday, 8th November. In Tribute to Remembrance Week, Edfringe Sell-out five-Star WW1 play will visit Swindon.

Video: The Bell at Ramsbury

21 October 2019

We last visited The Bell around a year ago and wouldn’t normally return to review the food after such a short time but there has been a complete change of staff in the kitchen and, therefore, Tom (Wiltshire Life’s photographer) and I found ourselves once again heading to Ramsbury.

Music Connect CIC is crowdfunding to support additional demand for music tuition and instrument hire for Wiltshire pupils

16 October 2019

Many people know that music is a ‘good thing’. Research proves again and again that it is so important to children and young people’s lives and futures. Why? Because music education increases confidence and self-esteem, improves cognition, literacy and numeracy, provides important life and social skills and many more.