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More details - Stourhead - Meet the makers of Stourhead
Our 2019 programme explores the lives of the artists and craftspeople whose skills built the Stourhead we know today. Discover the builders, gardeners, furniture-makers and artists who left their mark on Stourhead. Booking Not Needed.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Stourhead - Flora's treasure stones
Search the garden to discover a series of beautiful stones, painted in tribute to Flora. Leave clues for other explorers by uploading your pictures to Instagram and tagging @ntstourhead, then leave the treasure stones behind for others to find. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Stourhead - Nearness by Sam Smith
’Nearness’ is a two-part video and mapped walking path through Stourhead Gardens by artist Sam Smith. It is a work of fuzzy boundaries, closeness and the interconnectedness of things where you are invited to linger and think with the human and non-human inhabitants at Stourhead. Booking Not Needed.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Mindful moments family trail
Pause, breathe and take a mindful moment with us this summer. A fun family trail with activities to make you aware of your thoughts and feelings in natures surroundings. Strike your best yoga pose, meditate, or simply smell the roses to take you away from a busy day and calm the mind.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Today to Tue 23 Jul

More details - Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans
These metaphoric photo series examine various points of view regarding gay marriage with the pictures of otherness fluctuating between the poignant, the comic, and a potentially disturbing presence in the domestic space. What is lost...what has been is a series of absurd permutations of the wedding portrait.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Today to Sun 7 Jul

More details - Stourhead - Botanical tours with our gardeners
Join one of our gardeners for a 45 minute tour of the garden to learn more about the botanical stars of spring. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today, Thu 20 Jun, Tue 25 Jun, Thu 27 Jun

More details - The Courts Garden - The HandleBards present 'Much Ado About Nothing'
A fast-paced, family-friendly, bike-powered version of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies is promised in the beautiful surrounds of The Courts Garden as travelling players, the Handlebards make a welcome return.
The Courts Garden, Holt, near Bradford-on-Avon,
Today

More details - Mompesson House
Our 2019 exhibition tells the untold story of former resident Jinny Townsend and focuses on her life in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close and her courtship and eventual marriage to Willie Hammick. Booking Not Needed.
Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden in Lacock’s grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand. Head Gardener Sue Carter and her team have created a fantastic herb border to show some of the plants the nuns may have grown for medicinal purposes and share some medieval remedies.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Today

More details - Avebury - Still digging ... Recent excavations around Avebury
This year at Avebury well be shining a light on recent excavations through a pop up exhibition in the Barn gallery. This exhibition will highlight many of the results of those excavations alongside a selection of the artefacts discovered.
Avebury, near Marlborough
Today to Thu 27 Jun

More details - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Channel of peace
The second in a series of artistic responses to the art commission ’Peace’ at Lacock. Inspired by the place’s history of sanctuary, contemplation and reflection, the artists will create a reflective experience.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Today to Tue 2 Jul

More details - Mompesson House - Summer toys and games
In the garden there’ll be traditional outdoor toys and games that Jinny Townsend played at Mompesson. Please note: The toys and games available will vary every day depending on the weather and will not be available if there’s music on the lawn.
Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury,
Today to Tue 30 Jul

More details - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Fox Talbot's Photographic favourites
Take a summer stroll around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, searching for the locations of Fox Talbot’s photographic compositions from the 1830’s. View the abbey, its grounds and gardens in new ways, and follow the path of Fox Talbot as he made his photographic compositions.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Today to Thu 1 Aug

More details - Stourhead - Guided introductory walk
Join this free walk to discover the genius of the place, and how one family has cared for and curated Stourhead for over 300 years, leaving a legacy that is enjoyed by thousands today. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Stourhead - Floralia: a celebration of spring
Lo Floralia! As the rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias burst into magnificent bloom once more, join us to celebrate the ancient Roman festival of spring. Wander blossom-lined paths alive with spring colour and enter the Temple of Flora to find stories of the goddess of flowers. Booking Not Needed.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

Farley Music Festival 2019 More details - Farley Music Festival 2019
This year’s Farley Music Festival runs from 18-23 June, at All Saints Church, Farley, presenting world-class performances of classical music in the intimate setting of an iconic church.
All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury
Today to Sun 23 Jun
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More details - Mompesson House - Family trail
Have a go at some of the activities Jinny Townsend enjoyed doing when she lived at Mompesson. Booking Not Needed.
Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury,
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Brighter Futures Charity Comedy Night with Jeremy Nicholas
This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dull presentations, cringeworthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from know-it-alls and thinks ‘surely there must be a better way of communicating than this’. Or anyone who ever has to talk out loud in front of people and hates it.
Lethbridge School Lethbridge Road Swindon
Wed 19 Jun 19

More details - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden in Lacock’s grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand. Head Gardener Sue Carter and her team have created a fantastic herb border to show some of the plants the nuns may have grown for medicinal purposes and share some medieval remedies.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, near Chippenham,
Wed 19 Jun 19 to Sat 17 Aug

More details - Stourhead - Calligraphy workshop
This accessible creative workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of copperplate calligraphy, teaching you how to use a dip pen with a flexible nib, make basic strokes and form letters in a distinctive copperplate style.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Thu 20 Jun 19

More details - American circus 2019 tour
First ever visit to marlbrough common of the brand new . American circus 2019 tour bringing our edge seeking show to marlbrough for the first time featuring the terrifying globe of death stunt team .
Marlbrough common
Thu 20 Jun 19 to Sun 23 Jun

More details - Special Plants - Open Garden for NGS
Architect-designed ¾ acre hillside garden with stunning views. Started autumn 1996. Exotic plants. Gravel gardens for borderline hardy plants. Black and white (purple and silver) garden. Vegetable garden and orchard. Hot border. Lemon and lime bank. Annual, biennial and tender plants for late summer colour.
Special Plants, Cold Ashton
Thu 20 Jun, Thu 18 Jul, Thu 15 Aug

More details - Salisbury Vintage Market
An eclectic mix of vintage, antique and bric-a-brac stalls from across the South showcasing some wonderful items from bygone eras taking place in Salisbury’s Guildhall Square! Enjoy live music throughout the day whilst visiting a fabulous selection of vintage stalls and sampling delicious refreshments.
Salisbury Guildhall, Market Place, Guildhall Square, Salisbury
Fri 21 Jun 19

More details - Community Cinema @ Christ Church: Inside Out
Last time we delved into depression-era London but this time the Community Cinema @ Christ Church will be delving into a child’s mind with Disney-Pixar’s award-winning Inside Out on Friday 21st of June.
Christ Church Cricklade Street Old Town Swindon
Fri 21 Jun 19

More details - Stourhead - Bank or Bust
Pick up our game pack which is perfect for groups of up to five. You and your family can play this life size version of a classic board game to ’get rich quick’ around the house and garden, families will have to get silly to earn the money to buy their favourite parts of Stourhead. Booking Not Needed.
Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster,
Sat 22 Jun, Sun 23 Jun, Sat 29 Jun, Sun 30 Jun

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