News and events

Marlborough LitFest announces Ben Okri announced as 2019 Golding Speaker

27 February 2019

Celebrating 10 years in 2019, from 26th-29th September, Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce this year’s Golding Speaker as Man Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri. Ben will be appearing on Friday, 27th September, talking about his recently published novel, The Freedom Artist.

Swindon LitFest renamed Swindon Spring Festival - of literature and the arts

27 February 2019

For a quarter of a century, the Swindon Festival of Literature has made May a high spot on Swindon’s cultural calendar. With its terrific track record, proven support, and fabulous following, the Festival of Literature is now ready to expand!

Dates announced for The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival 2019

27 February 2019

First speakers revealed / Schools Festival / D-Day 75th anniversary / WWII trench and brand-new themes for Living History programme

Salisbury International Arts Festival Programme Announced

27 February 2019

Salisbury International Arts Festival Programme Announced Salisbury International Arts Festival Programme has been announced, with the 16-day programme set to mark two global anniversaries. The festival features more than 120 events across 16 days and multiple venues.

Council leader praises Salisbury recovery

27 February 2019

​Statement by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle

Handbagged casting announced

26 February 2019

Handbagged imagines what might have happened at the Queen’s weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher while Thatcher was Prime Minister. Entertainingly told and packed with satirical humour, the two women collide as they share their opposing views of Britain’s role in the world. With a supporting cast of Geoffrey Howe, Denis Thatcher and others, Handbaggedis funny, sharp and mischievous.

Susie Blake as Miss Marple at Salisbury Playhouse

21 February 2019

The Mirror Crack'd - A clever, stylish and dynamic a production of the Agatha Christie classic showing at Salisbury Playhouse until Saturday 9th March

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is hiring – communications team

18 February 2019

​Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking for an ambitious, motivated and highly literate Communications Manager and Communications Assistant, to form the new Communications team at an exciting time in the development of the Wildlife Trusts movement.

Voices from the Cloister

18 February 2019

Downside Abbey possesses an outstanding collection of medieval manuscripts, vestments, and reliquaries of great historic importance.

Ladders of Light: A new constitution for the UK

18 February 2019

New installation by poet Lemn Sissay and artist Mary Branson responds to Brexit