Russian Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Paintings by a Bradford on Avon artist feature in a prestigious Russian painting exhibition that is touring the country.

Death and the Maiden, Wharf Theatre, Devizes. March 6-14

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

A bold piece of drama, Ariel Dorfman’s intelligent power play reveals what could happen when a woman on a mission to confront the demons of her past and achieve justice take over the lives of those she loves.

Kimber’s Men, The Pound, Corsham. Friday at 7.30pm.

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Hailed by many as the finest purveyors of sea songs and sea shanties in the world, Kimber’s Men, curiously based in landlocked West Yorkshire, will be appearing at The Pound, Corsham, on Friday at 7.30pm.

The Sound of Music, Hardenhuish School, Chippenham.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Audiences were dazzled when the 35-strong cast plus a live orchestra proved they could Climb Every Mountain to reach the heights at four sellout evenings, plus a matinee for primary school pupils. Curriculum leader for music Debbie Workman was musical director and members of the audience whistled and sang along to some of their Favourite Things.

Hairspray, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society have chosen the ever popular musical Hairspray for their main production of 2015 and it doesn’t disappoint.

Shady Business, The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon. March 11-14.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The Western Players' spring production, Shady Business, a madcap comedy by Robin Hawdon, directed by Julia Edwards, will be staged from March 11 - 14, at The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, nightly at 7.30pm.

The Welsh Sinfonia at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Saturday February 20th 2015.

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

The Welsh Sinfonia at the Wiltshire Music Centre, Saturday February 20th 2015.

Welsh wizardry at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Welsh Sinfonia The Crescendo Tour Wiltshire Music Centre Saturday, February 20 This charming concert by the main professional chamber orchestra from Wales deserved a much larger audience.

Macbeth, The Athenaeum, Warminster. March

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

Athenaeum Limelight Players are one of 86 UK-wide amateur societies selected for the 2013-2016 RSC Open Stages project.

Auditions for Hairspray at The Wyvern Theatre.

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

The Wyvern Theatre is bringing the big, fat Broadway hit Hairspray to the stage for its 21st Summer Youth Project.

Doric String Quartet with Andreas Haefliger, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

Whatever your taste, be it Haydn, Britten or Shostakovich, this pre-Valentine’s Day concert went straight to the heart.

Wicked, Bristol Hippodrome. Until March 21.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

Suspend disbelief, defy gravity and take a trip down a very different Yellow Brick Road, as Wicked has flown in to Bristol.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

This hilarious play should carry a Health Warning aimed at amateur directors, producers, actors and parents of any youngsters thinking of taking up theatrical careers.

No Frills, Friday, Saturday and Streaming, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, February 23-March 1.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Streaming, a new play by Pipeline Theatre, comes to Bath next weekend (27-28) following its successful sell-out run in London.

The Welsh Sinfonia, Wiltshire Music Centre. Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Leading chamber orchestra The Welsh Sinfonia will perform for the first time at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Saturday.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

This hilarious play should carry a health warning aimed at amateur directors, producers, actors and parents of any youngsters thinking of taking up theatrical careers.

Wyvern Theatre gets X Factor as Amelia lined up for Joseph dates

This Is Wiltshire: BACK TO SCHOOL: Amelia Lily performing at Rye Hills School

12:24pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE Wyvern Theatre is proving Swindon has the X Factor after announcing a competition finalist is set to grace the boards in top musical Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Review: Basil Brush retains his foxy charm at the Wyvern Theatre, finds Kelly Jobanputra

This Is Wiltshire:

5:55pm Monday 16th February 2015

Say 'Boom, Boom' and the majority of people will know instantly who you are talking about.

The Secret Adversary, The Watermill, Newbury. Until March 21.

This Is Wiltshire:

2:45pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

To be honest, I’m not quite sure what to make of the latest offering from the Watermill.

What's on at The Wyvern, Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

2:50pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Following the publication of his autobiography, Only When I Laugh, and more than a decade of sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Paul Merton will take to the road again in 2015 with his Impro Chums, including a date at The Wyvern.

Auditions for Hairspray, Wyvern Theatre

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Saturday 14th February 2015

The Wyvern Theatre is excited to be bringing the big, fat Broadway hit Hairspray to the theatre for its 21st Summer Youth Project.

Caroline Rudge, Corsham Arts Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 14th February 2015

Fine artist Caroline Rudge is the newest artist in residence at The Pound arts centre in Corsham. Caroline, pictured, will be based in Studio One for up to three years. So far in her career she has produced work to commission, and continues to make work for exhibition.

Competition - Anne of Green Gables, St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon. March 12-14.

This Is Wiltshire: FEISTY ONE: Anne of Green Gables by Forest Forge

9:00am Saturday 14th February 2015

The Bradfordians are presenting a classic of children’s literature, Anne of Green Gables, at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon from March 12-14.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Rusty and Not So Rusty day

This Is Wiltshire: National Success as Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra wins gold

6:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

Musicians who play trumpet, French horn, double bass or oboe are needed to join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Rusty and Not So Rusty day at the Neeld Hall, Chippenham, on Sunday.

84 Charing Cross Road, Salisbury Playhouse. Until February 28.

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

Amid today’s deluge of emails and text messages, this charming play is an absolute delight.

Beauty and the Beast, Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society, Bouverie Hall, Pewsey

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

It has been another successful year for the Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society’s pantomime with an uplifting production of Beauty and the Beast.

Hansel and Gretel/Bell Book and Scandal, Holt.

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Holt is a village full of drama for the next couple of weeks, as first resident actors from Holt Dramatic Society present their annual pantomime, and then one of the village’s pubs hosts a murder mystery play.

Arcadia, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Calling this a comedy is a bit of a misnomer: if you came to see this expecting a relaxing evening of laughs you’d get a bit of a shock.

One Moment in Time, Wyvern Theatre.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

One Moment in Time, a dazzling extravaganza of song and dance, delighted audiences at the Wyvern Theatre at the weekend.

Trowbridge Arts Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Monday 9th February 2015

A programme of professional performances, visual art exhibitions and opportunities to take part launched this week in the spring Trowbridge Arts brochure.

Sinbad the Sailor, Wootton Bassett Light Opera Society

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Saturday 7th February 2015

Hatty Aspell was splendid in the title role of Wootton Bassett Light Opera Society’s pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor, which attracted large, appreciative audiences last week to the Memorial Hall. This entertaining show featured Sinbad’s quest to rescue and wed the shipwrecked Princess, who was played charmingly by Louise Burois.

Young Musician of Wiltshire 2015.

This Is Wiltshire: Sheet music

3:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

THE organisers of Devizes Eisteddfod have launched a competition to find the Young Musician of Wiltshire 2015.

Entertaining Angels, Swindon Arts Centre.

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 6th February 2015

The Phoenix Players did full justice to Richard Everett’s delightful play last week.

How the Other Half Loves, Wharf Theatre, Devizes. January 30-February 7. Tickets from Devizes Books, £8/£9.

This Is Wiltshire: How The Other Half Loves

6:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

The Wharf Theatre’s latest production, a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Martin Elson, is full of laughs and a definite must see.

Roundelay, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Alan Ayckbourn enjoys theatre on the edge. It keeps his actors – and their audience – on their toes. The latest work from this prolific playwright is a collection of five one-act plays with linking characters.

The Sound of Music, St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

The halls of St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon have been alive with The Sound of Music this week after students put on a production of the much-loved musical.

The Sound of Music, Hardenhuish School, Chippenham. Until Friday. Tickets: £7.50/£5 from 01249 650693 ext 2019.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Pupils at Hardenhuish School hope audiences will be wowed when the cast show how they can climb every mountain to reach the heights, performing this year’s musical The Sound of Music.

Anne of Green Gables, St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon. March 12-15

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Monday 2nd February 2015

The Bradfordians are delighted to announce that their spring show is to be Anne of Green Gables.

A Dog a Day, Corsham Arts Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

An exhibition featuring a year’s worth of dogs is among the free events at The Pounds arts centre in Corsham this month.

Martyn Joseph to perform at Sutton Benger village hall

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph who has a career spanning 30 years, 31 albums and over half a million record sales, is to perform in Sutton Benger.

Shakespeare Live, Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Shakespeare Live will be holding open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, at the Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham, from 10am-4pm.

Swan Lake/The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

This must be one of the best known and loved of all the romantic ballets, and I can’t believe I haven’t taken my 15-year-old daughter (who has been dancing since she was three) to see it, so I jumped at the chance to see Moscow City Ballet’s production.

Three Men in a Boat, Salisbury Playhouse. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

In terms of physical comedy, brilliantly timed, this production cannot be faulted, but I overheard one playgoer remark, “It doesn’t quite grab you, does it?”

Three Men in a Boat, Salisbury Playhouse. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

IN TERMS of physical comedy, brilliantly timed, this production cannot be faulted, but I overheard one playgoer remark, “It doesn’t quite grab you, does it?”

Show off work in Open Studios

This Is Wiltshire: Benoit Philippe, who is exhibiting at the Central Library as part of Swindon Open Studios

6:50pm Monday 26th January 2015

ARTISTS are being urged to register for this year’s Swindon Open Studios event to have a chance to be involved in the town-wide festival.

Entertaining Angels, The Arts Centre theatre, Old Town, Swindon.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

The Phoenix Players will stage Richard Everett’s touching comedy, Entertaining Angels, at the Arts Centre theatre in Old Town, Swindon, from January 28-31, at 7.30pm.

Shakespeare Live open auditions

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Shakespeare Live will be holding open auditions for The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, January 31 at the Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham, from 10am-4pm.

Robion of Bowood, Cherhill village hall. Today-Saturday, January 29-31, 7.30pm, with matinees 2.30pm both Saturdays

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Cherhill Village Theatre has a pantomime tradition dating back to 1980, and attracts support from both within and outside the village.

Calamity Jane, Theatre Royal Bath. Until Saturday.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Versatility, originality and imaginatively economic staging are the hallmarks of any production emanating from the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire.

War Horse, Bristol Hippodrome. Until Saturday, February 14.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Opening night of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome was above and beyond any expectations I had, and come the end of the show, I was in fits of laughter as well as floods of tears.








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