News and events

Marlborough, my home

01 September 2017

I HAVE LIVED in Marlborough since 2002, but the first time I felt part of the place was at my citizenship ceremony in the town hall in 2005. I had been a British taxpayer for 18 years by that point, and in the style of my colonial countrymen, decided it was time to have a say in how they were spent. (And, by the way, I loved the place and the people.)

Dressage camels at Wessex Country Fair

28 July 2017

Salisbury Hospice Charity is delighted to be hosting its fifth annual Wessex Country Fair on August 6 on the Wilton House Estate.

Theatre inspired by ancient landscapes

28 July 2017

Salisbury Playhouse’s Stage 65 Youth Theatre will perform its latest production in the beautiful surroundings of the garden at Salisbury Museum, inspired by the museum’s current exhibition British Art: Ancient Landscapes. The production which runs from August 17 to 19 is inspired by Wiltshire landscapes, including Stonehenge.

There's a buzz about this city bee trail

28 July 2017

​The Secret Garden Salisbury launches its City Bee Trail at the end of July. The trail is the first of its kind in the country, and combines great fun with good education that will help the community to help bees.

BBC’s Animal Park returns to Longleat

28 July 2017

A brand new BBC Animal Park series from Longleat begins on Monday, July 31. Filmed at the Wiltshire estate and in Kenya, the 10-part series stars presenters Kate Humble, Ben Fogle and Jean Johansson and will be broadcast at 9.15am every weekday until August 11 on BBC1.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.