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FEST WEST 2019
Jan
15
to Apr 1

FEST WEST 2019

FEST WEST 2019 INDUSTRY PASSES 
The Best of the South West
Wiltshire Creative in partnership with The Pound, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 

Now in its eighth year, Fest West is our pan arts celebration and showcase of the best new dance, circus, theatre, music, film and visual art from across the South West, with performances and events at Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre, The Pound, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge. Over two weeks in February each venue will host  shows, workshops, exhibitions, films and next year's SOUTH WEST SYMPOSIUM on 28 February 2019 in partnership Pavillion Dance South West and the Surf the Wave project,Extraordinary Bodies and Diverse City, Circomedia, Activate Performing Arts, Theatre Bristol and Take Art which will explore pan arts practice. Symposium speakers and session leaders including Claire Teasdale (Executive Producer, Extraordinary Bodies), Nic Young (Artistic and Managing Director, Circomedia), Zannah Doan (Chief Executive, Pavillion Dance South West).

We have a number of companies in residence at each venue and we would like to invite you to a glimpse of what they are working on each week over the festival period. On the Thursday and Friday of each week we've put together a bespoke schedule for industry professionals which allows you to preview new shows in development followed by an evening programme of events.

https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/artist-development/fest-west/

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Frome Roller Disco
Jan
16
to Oct 16

Frome Roller Disco

Frome Roller Disco at the Cheese & Grain is a once weekly event for children and young people in Frome: the perfect place to let your hair down, simply the most fun to be had in Frome!

Wednesday 4pm & 6pm

All 4pm sessions are aimed at under 14's.

Anyone is welcome to attend the 6pm session. Parents are welcome to skate at the 4pm session but only if accompanied by a responsible child.

Sessions last one and a half hours.

Like our facebook page: Frome Roller Disco to keep in touch on schedules and activities.

£4.00 per skater including skate hire.

Tickets and skates can be reserved beforehand by emailing fromerollerdisco@gmail.com or on our facebook page.

Skates can either be in line or 2 x 2. All hire skates are 2 x 2. 

http://www.fromeroller.com/

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ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham
Jan
19
to Oct 26

ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham

About

Groups from Ages 4 - 25

Primary
Saturdays 11am-12pm
£50 per term

Secondary
Saturdays 12.30pm-2pm
£60 per term

Young Company, 16+
Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.15pm
£60 per term

The Pound's very own Youth Theatre wants you to join their incredible ranks! Led by actors Sidney and Tristan from The Last Baguette...

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on/act-now-youth-theatre-p2609933

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LUCINDA MILLER 'THE GOOD STUFF' TALK
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

LUCINDA MILLER 'THE GOOD STUFF' TALK

The fantastic author LUCINDA MILLER of a life changing family cookery book 'The Good Stuff' will be giving an insightful and inspiring talk about how to get 'the good stuff' into our children. She will also be offering useful tips about how to boost our children's immunity at this time of year with the right grub. 

Book yourself a seat -  https://www.pythousekitchengarden.co.uk/events/the-good-stuff-lucinda-miller-talk-and-book-signing

11am @ PYTHOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN RESTAURANT, WEST HATCH SP3 6PA

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Antarctica 2019 - Gilbert White House
Jan
24
to Apr 25

Antarctica 2019 - Gilbert White House

To coincide with our programme of Antarctic events January-April 2019 we will be displaying some of the museum’s antarctic treasures not usually on display.

Friday 18th January 2019 – Sunday 28th April 2019.

Free with Admission

Antarctica 2019 Events Programme:

24th January: Spuds, sledges and sovereignty: Preserving historic sites in the British Antarctic Territories with Sophie Rowe

16th February- 24th February: Penguin Trail 

18th & 20th February: Build an Antarctic World 

19th & 21st February: Penguin Crafts

21st February: The Tale of the Ratman of South Georgia with Dickie Hall

TBC: Talk with Antarctic wildlife photographer Sue Flood.

21st March: Pull of the Poles with Kim Crosbie

25th April: Polar Medicine with Iain Grant

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Pirates and Mermaids -Science at the Sea. Winchester Science Museum
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Pirates and Mermaids -Science at the Sea. Winchester Science Museum

Weekend Activities: Live science shows exploring marine life and some of the issues affecting our oceans - running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 & 15:30, Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with activities and challenges, Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floor with themed busking activities and Pirate & Mermaid fancy dress encouraged!

Tickets: Book tickets on the Winchester Science Centre website. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 25% on admission to the Centre! You will also have the option to reserve a free live science show, which is recommended to guarantee your place.

https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org

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Young Chefs - Devizes
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Young Chefs - Devizes

Young chefs is designed to give your children a firm foundation that will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cooks. It is also lots of fun and a great experience. £30

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TEL: 01380530203

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Alabare's BIG SLEEP - Salisbury Cathedral
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Alabare's BIG SLEEP - Salisbury Cathedral

Alabaré's flagship event, The BIG Sleep welcomes those who want to take a stand against homelessness. By sleeping out, participants will raise awareness of those forced to call the streets home and also raise much needed funds.

So come armed with cardboard, warm clothes, a sleeping bag or two, and a huge heart. You will be challenged to sleep under the stars at Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters for one night. An impressive and humbling venue that gives a real sense of how blessed we are to be able to go back to a warm and dry home afterwards.

Everyone who signs up pledges to raise a minimum of £100 for Alabaré's work with the most vulnerable. Anyone who raises £150 or more (excluding GiftAid) will win two tickets to the Odeon Cinema (excludes London and IMax)

Alabaré know many of the rough sleepers have a priceless bond with their canine companions. So Alabaré are welcoming 20 well behaved dogs to join them once again this year.   Anyone bringing a dog must read the rules ‘For Well Behaved Dog Owners’ on the ticket page before signing up. 

Once you have registered, Alabare will send you a full fundraising and event pack.  If you have any questions about the event or raising sponsorship, please email Alabare at fundraising@.co.uk.

Booking details

Tickets: Adults £10, 14-18 year olds £5 and dogs £5.   Please click on ‘Book this event’ at the top of the page.

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/events/alabar%C3%A9s-big-sleep

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Salisbury Cathedral School - Senior School Fair
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Salisbury Cathedral School - Senior School Fair

** PUBLIC EVENT** Salisbury Cathedral School are delighted to be hosting a Senior Schools Fair on Saturday 9th February 2019 between 11am -1pm. Are you considering an independent secondary school education for your child? If so, this will be a great opportunity for parents and pupils to find out about some of the schools that are popular with our SCS leavers. 34 leading senior schools will be attending the fair, with staff on hand to talk about their respective schools and to answer any questions you may have. Parents from all year groups are welcome to attend. We warmly invite those from other schools to join us.

http://www.salisburycathedralschool.com/scs/information/Events.html

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Stories from the city at Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Feb
9
to Feb 17

Stories from the city at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

This February half term, discover fascinating stories from some of the extraordinary places you can see through the Emirates Spinnaker Tower's magnificent windows. Follow the trail around the view, explore the information boards and answer a series of Portsmouth related questions!

Colour your trail in while you are here or take it home for further entertainment! Head to the I-View touch screens to find out what else you can see in the view and understand why there's so much to love about Portsmouth – the great Waterfront City.

Visit Emirates Spinnaker Tower's website for the latest activities taking place during half term week.

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Dear Zoo
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Dear Zoo

The timeless children’s classic book, Dear Zoo is coming to New Theatre Royal this February. Rod Campbell’s best-selling ‘lift the flap’ book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and now it can be enjoyed by a new wave of audiences with this latest stage adaptation.

Brought to life through engaging puppets, original music and lots of audience interaction, this magical show will be loved by families familiar with the tale as well as those coming to the story for the first time.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.newtheatreroyal.com.

OR CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION FOR COUNTRY CHILD READERS TO WIN TICKETS ON OUR OFFERS PAGE!!!


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Hillier Gardens: Family Archaeology Romans
Feb
19
to Mar 23

Hillier Gardens: Family Archaeology Romans

Join us at our purpose-built trench in the woods to get muddy and find hidden treasures from ages past. Be a detective and analyse your artefacts, find out what they are and what they were used for. Learn about Roman life in a carousel of activities around a campfire; use fire strikers to make sparks, write Roman numerals in clay, practice drills and commands of a Roman soldier, and cook an apple snack on the fire. Price: 12.75 (for 1 child and 1 adult) Booking is essential

  • Cost£12.75

  • ContactSir Harold Hillier Gardens

  • Phone01794 369318

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Hillier Gardens: Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club
Feb
20
to Feb 21

Hillier Gardens: Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club

he Ofsted registered Outdoor Learning Company, will be holding an outdoor adventure holiday club in the Gardens. With a Forest School ethos, activities range from; den building, fire lighting, bug hunting, scavenger hunts to tool work (using bow saws, knives, loppers etc), and much much more. Sessions run between 9.30am - 3.30pm in all weathers. For dates, prices and bookings visit: www.theoutdoorlearningcompany.co.uk

  • ContactSir Harold Hillier Gardens

  • Phone01794 369318

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Pipes and Ladders, Salisbury Cathedral
Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Pipes and Ladders, Salisbury Cathedral

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/events/pipes-and-ladders

After admiring our Ladders of Light exhibition come and create your very own board game. Our organ pipes will also be your inspiration for a new take on the traditional 'snakes and ladders'. All activities are child friendly and suitable for ages 3-10 years and are free drop-in sessions. Parents stay. All materials are provided.

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Be Happy, Harry Hippo
Feb
21
4:30 PM16:30

Be Happy, Harry Hippo

Harry Hippo has lost his smile and can’t seem to get it back. No matter what he tries or where he looks, Harry can’t find his smile anywhere. What will he do? Join Hodgepodge Theatre on their quest to deliver the ultimate pick-me-up to one of the world’s most massive mammals. We’ll need all the help we can get as we take Harry on a journey to remember all of the things that make him smile and what makes him truly happy. Performance at 11am T: ££7 all seats or SM: £6 For ages 3+


http://www.thelights.org.uk/WhatsOn/3717/1262/be-happy-harry-hippo

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Family Festival Weekend: Space Explorers!
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Family Festival Weekend: Space Explorers!

Join The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre for a cosmic-inspired Family Festival Weekend on 23-24 February. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, The Spring is inviting budding astronauts and space explorers to take part in a series of celestial workshops and performances, as well as a starlit show for babies. The Spring will also be touring local community venues, to offer free “astronaut training” for children as part of its space festival – expect an out of this world experience. Visit www.thespring.co.uk for more information and to book tickets. 

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Snakes - A slither into a secret world
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Snakes - A slither into a secret world

This exhibition delves into the captivating life of snakes, bringing to light their beauty, mystery and amazing natural history.  Using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning photography this exhibition demonstrates the distinctive features and behaviours of these extraordinary creatures, including King Cobras, Pythons and Puff Adders.  Since appearing around 100 million years ago snakes have spread across the globe adapting to life on land and at sea.  They have always fascinated people and are part of the culture of every society.

This exhibition is family friendly and also supports the science national curriculum for schools.  Visitors will find out about snake anatomy, venom, senses, growth, and habitat, whilst having fun with some amazing interactives.

In addition to the interactives in the exhibition, family events are being organised, particularly over the Easter holidays.  These include Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow, a snake interactive and craft activities.  More details will be available on the website soon.

Heather Ault, Exhibitions Officer, at Wiltshire Museum said ‘snake based events and craft activities will run alongside the exhibition and over the Easter holidays.  We look forward to children bringing their parents and grandparents to learn all there is to know about these amazing reptiles’.

http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/

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Spring Steam Gala at the Watercress Line
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Spring Steam Gala at the Watercress Line

This 'steam' packed three day event at The Watercress Line is a chance to see and ride behind guest engines and the home-fleet locomotives. Come and enjoy behind the scene tours throughout Ropley workshop & yard and get up close and explore The Watercress Line's locomotives under restoration.

The Real Ale bar will be available on one of the trains each day and the 'Queen Mary' brake van will be available for rides on the freight train.

NB Steam trains will not be operating from Alton station until the end of July 2019.

https://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/126/spring-steam-gala

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The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, The Lights Theatre Andover
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, The Lights Theatre Andover


http://www.thelights.org.uk/WhatsOn/3873/1318/the-boy-who-wanted-to-fly

Billy Baxter is feeling ill. It’s worse than measles and mumps. His heads so hot you could cook an egg. The hospital stay could be months! Join Billy, and family performance specialists Rhubarb Theatre, on their latest quest, as they discover the healing power of stories and try to prove that laughter is the best medicine! Performance at 11am. T: £7 all seats SM: £6

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Brickosaurs - Marwell Zoo
Apr
5
to Sep 1

Brickosaurs - Marwell Zoo

BRICKOSAURS! A world-first collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs is coming to Marwell Zoo in 2019. Marwell Zoo will become the first attraction in the world to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs.

BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 life-sized sculptures built with LEGO bricks, is coming to the zoo in 2019. The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike. 
 
A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex, plus be prepared for a few surprises!

BRICKOSAURS will be included with general admission and will be on display from 5 April until 1 September 2019.
  
Visitors will also be able to get hands on with a host of extra activities including trying their hand at making their own creations at BRICKOSAURS Basecamp, a free spotter’s guide and more. 


https://www.marwell.org.uk/

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Pirates and Mermaids - Science at the Sea. Winchester Science Museum
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Pirates and Mermaids - Science at the Sea. Winchester Science Museum

Dive to the depths of the ocean with Winchester Science Centre!

Weekend Activities: Live science shows exploring marine life and some of the issues affecting our oceans - running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 & 15:30, Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with activities and challenges, Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floor with themed busking activities and Pirate & Mermaid fancy dress encouraged!

Tickets: Book tickets on the Winchester Science Centre website. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 25% on admission to the Centre! You will also have the option to reserve a free live science show, which is recommended to guarantee your place.

https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org

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Annual Swim, Charmouth and Weymouth Beach, The Beach, Charmouth, DT6 6LL
Dec
25
10:30 AM10:30

Annual Swim, Charmouth and Weymouth Beach, The Beach, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

Annual fancy dress swim at Charmouth in aid of the RNLI. 11am sharp at Charmouth: Be there by 10.30 to enjoy seeing all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress (optional)  They don't stay in the water a minute longer than they need to - it's all over by 1 minute past 11!  in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI, kindly sponsored by The Royal Oak. 10.30 for 11am the beach Charmouth.  Just turn up and take the plunge.  This event is weather dependent

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Durlston Country Park, Stargazing, Swanage
Dec
21
10:30 AM10:30

Durlston Country Park, Stargazing, Swanage

https://www.durlston.co.uk/visit-astronomy.aspx

Durlston’s dark skies make it an ideal place to see our solar system, star clusters, galaxies and meteor showers.

The new Astronomy Centre at Durlston consists of a 14" Meade telescope housed in its own observatory, together with supporting facilities for talks and lectures in the nearby Learning Centre.

The Centre is supported by the Ranger staff at the Country Park and by members of the Wessex Astronomical Society.

Get Involved

There are several ways that members of the public can participate in the astronomy activities at Durlston. A small charge will be made in most cases.

Public Events

A number of public events are run at Durlston throughout the year, and are open to everyone.

Stargazing events consist of an illustrated talk in the Learning Centre followed by the chance to look through various scopes, including the main telescope inside the new observatory.

Check the Events Guide for upcoming Stargazing evenings.

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Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight, Hawk Conservancy
Dec
20
to Dec 21

Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight, Hawk Conservancy

A special evening to kick off the festive season. You will be welcomed by the festive sounds of The Blue Horizon Handbell Ringers. Join in with Christmas carols, both traditional and modern, under the night sky accompanied by Test Valley Brass and the voices of Andover Museum Loft Singers. Warm up during the interval with mulled wine and a mince pie. Step into the magical world of our owls for the second half of the evening as you witness our beautiful owls twist and turn in the night sky and skim silently over the top of your head.

Ticket includes a mulled wine and mince pie – please email info@hawkconservancy.org at least one week in advance of the event to notify us if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Although lighting is provided, bring along a torch but do not shine it directly into any aviaries.

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Candle Lit Christmas Carol Concert, Marlborough at Marlborough College Chapel.
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Candle Lit Christmas Carol Concert, Marlborough at Marlborough College Chapel.

Charity Carol Concert Supporting Wiltshire Based Charity "Hope and Homes for Children" Opening the Concert will be Musical Director and Head of Oare Primary School with a Combined Primary Schools Choir.

15th December at 4.00 pm - Tickets £10 Children under 12 free

Available from KIM VINE 113 HIGH St Marlborough or Tel 01672 562777

www.hopeandhomes.org

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Forde Abbey Illuminated Trail
Dec
13
to Dec 20

Forde Abbey Illuminated Trail

https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/event/christmas-illuminated-trail/

Christmas at Forde Abbey is a magical time of year, and this December we’ll be inviting you to share in the joy and wonder of the season with an enchanting trail around the gardens.

After dark, and with even more sparkle than before, we’ll be lighting the long borders, illuminating the champion trees and casting a magical shine over the house – Forde Abbey as you’ve never seen it before.

Inside the house, there’ll be festive cheer, the perfect time of year to gather around and enjoy the warmth of an open hearth.

Father Christmas will also be popping in on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December with a sackful of gifts. There are letters to sort and presents to wrap, so why not join him and his elves before he takes to the skies.

Enjoy a selection of festive favourites on the menu in the tearooms, and a selection of gifts from local suppliers on sale in the shop. Don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring a torch. 

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Christmas by Rail -Carol Trains 
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Christmas by Rail -Carol Trains 

Starting at Bishops Lydeard or Minehead and travelling a return journey to Williton. Locomotives begin to steam around 6.30pm, and the band warm up.  The train then departs at 7pm and begins its musical journey into the night.  Trains are scheduled to run on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December.  Ticket prices vary according to journey (£10-£15).  Passengers are advised to bring a torch as the journey gets ‘wonderfully dark’.

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Santa and the Elves, Winchester Science Museum
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Santa and the Elves, Winchester Science Museum

Santa and the elves are back at Winchester Science Centre and this time they’re joined by Jack and the beanstalk! A Christmas experience like no other with live science show inspired by the classic children’s tale, an elf-led activity, Christmas planetarium show and chance to meet Santa. Spark your children's imagination and curiosity this Christmas at this fun-filled family day out!

What's included? 

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience includes two main events, an hour-long Santa and science experience (live science show, elf-led children's activity and chance to meet Santa) and a 30-minute Christmas planetarium show. 

Science Show
Inspired by, and featuring, Jack and the Beanstalk - this 25-minute live science show investigates different forces to see how they can help Jack reach the very top of his beanstalk. 

Elf-led workshop and chance to meet Santa
In this 25-minute Jack and the Beanstalk-themed activity we invite children to grow their own Elf grass - to decorate and plant up their own mini paper plant pot to take home. Santa will be present throughout the activity allowing children to meet him first as a group before being invited to say hello in person. Children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa.

Reindeer Round-up in Space planetarium show
The elves have lost Santa’s reindeer and they need your help to find them! This fun presenter-led 30-minute planetarium show will take the audience on a journey through the Solar System in search of Rudolf and his fellow furry friends to help save Christmas. This show is included in the Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience but can also be booked with General Admission for £3.50 or £6.60 for the show only here

Please note children must be supervised by at least one adult who will also require a Christmas Experience ticket.

https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/your-visit/whats-on/santa-and-the-elves-christmas-experience/#.XAZdL5P7Q_M


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Sleeping Beauty, Bournemouth Pavillion
Dec
8
to Jan 6

Sleeping Beauty, Bournemouth Pavillion

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 08 December 2018 - Sunday 06 January 2019

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

From the producers of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk comes one of the most traditional and popular pantomimes of all time, Sleeping Beauty.
Packed with great songs, amazing dance routines and plenty of laughter, this is a tremendous treat for all the family.

Starring Jennifer Ellison (8-12 Dec) and EastEnders Rita Simons (14 Dec-06 Jan) as the wicked fairy Carabosse, alongside Bournemouth Pavilion pantomime favourites Olivia Birchenough (Milkshake!) as Princess Briar Rose and Noel Brodie as Silly Billy. Joining them will be Sarah-Jane Buckly (Hollyoaks) as the Good Fairy and David Ballas Nursie.

Doors:30 mins prior to show
Part One: 60 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Part Two:60 mins
-All timings are approximate and may change on day- 

https://www.bhlivetickets.co.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=Sleeping-Beauty-2018&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIm4bT2PmF3wIVCrvtCh14AwbUEAAYASAAEgIJnfD_BwE

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Christmas By Rail - Dunster by Candlelight  
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Christmas By Rail - Dunster by Candlelight  

                A unique festive night with the stunning medieval village lit by candlelight.  The event includes a firework display, stilt walkers, fire spinners, hog roast and live music.  On Friday (7th) there is a Lantern Lighting Procession and on Saturday (8th) the Sutton Household Soldiers march through the village with flaming torches and Drums.  The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting and WSR will be running trains into Dunster for anyone wanting to travel in style, or just avoid the stress of parking.  All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard station only and stop at Dunster and Minehead Station only. 

‘Fish and Chips seats’ are available as part of the 5pm service and a separate Quantock Belle Dining train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 5.20pm, serving a menu including Braised beef in red wine with crispy roast potatos; Bread and butter pudding and Pear and ginger crumble.  Check website for varying prices, tickets from £10.  Quantock Belle dinner train table for two - £140 and table for four - £260.00.

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The Great Motcombe Santa Run
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Great Motcombe Santa Run

The Great Motcombe Santa Run is a fully inclusive event, open to all ages and abilities and will feature a ‘Catch the Speedy Santa’ challenge, reindeer selfie opportunities and carol-singing by the Shaftesbury Community Choir. The gentle 3km course starts and finishes at Motcombe Memorial Hall on Sunday 2nd December, with Race Day registration at 9:30am followed by a fun Jazzercise warm up. Entrance fee: £5 (or £2 for the under 4s and under 1s free) includes a Santa hat, wrist band and mince pie at the finish line. Fancy dress optional but actively encouraged. 


https://www.facebook.com/events/294486971386834/


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The Great Motcombe Santa Run
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

The Great Motcombe Santa Run

Motcombe School PTA are holding the inaugural Great Motcombe Santa Run in Motcombe Village on Sunday 2nd December to raise much needed funds for school resources.  Inviting parents, children and the wider community to take part in this fun run/walk which will be a 3 km course around Motcombe village.  

Application forms from Motcombe Village Shop and School or via email at: ptasantarun@motcombe.dorset.sch.uk

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Sherborne Christmas Tree Festival
Dec
2
to Dec 10

Sherborne Christmas Tree Festival

Opening times

Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 10th December: 10am - 4.30pm daily

Sunday 10th December:  6.30pm Carol Service amongst the trees

Contact Information

Website:  www.yeovilblackmorevalemc.org.uk

Admission Charge

Free, but donations welcome to chosen charities

Facilities & Amenities

Parking nearby / Public transport / Disabled access & toilets

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Oaktrack Smallholding, Andover Christmas Food and Gift Market
Dec
1
10:30 PM22:30

Oaktrack Smallholding, Andover Christmas Food and Gift Market

Christmas Food & Gift Market

Get Christmas all wrapped up with Oaktrack's Christmas market.  In addition to our own offerings we'll have other local artisan food and craft stalls, Christmas decorations, handmade crafts, gifts and more.  Live music, mince pies, mulled wine and plenty of festive cheer as well as all our animals to see too!

Oaktrack Smallholding, Charlton Down, Near Andover Hampshire SP11 0JA and there is ample parking and toilet facilities on site too.

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Testbourne PTFA Christmas Fair
Dec
1
11:30 AM11:30

Testbourne PTFA Christmas Fair

The Fair is part of Whitchurch Lanterns and Lights Experience.

Saturday 1st December from 11am till 3pm @ Testbourne School.

Many local business stalls selling some great gifts for Christmas will be there and listen to the Testbourne school choir Bella Voce sing whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Santa’s Grotto and a Christmas Crafts workshop can also be enjoyed.

For stall enquires please email ptfa@testbourne.school

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Salisbury Nutcracker Trail
Dec
1
to Jan 6

Salisbury Nutcracker Trail

Find the names of the 10 giant Nutcrackers located around Salisbury city centre and enter the draw to win a £250 Salisbury Gift Card!

Write down the names of the Nutcrackers on the entry form, fill in your details, remove the page and post in Santa’s Post Office (marked on the map on Blue Boar Row).

A winner will be drawn at random from the entries and will win a £250 Salisbury Gift Card.

Beware of imposters! Other Nutcrackers maybe on display in shop windows. The 10 that form the trail are over 6ft tall and are individually named.

This is a free event for everyone to enjoy, brought to you by Salisbury BID.

Pick up your activity booklet and entry form from:

Salisbury Information Centre

Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury City Hall

Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Library

Odeon Salisbury

The Entertainer

Five Rivers Leisure Centre

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Meet Santa, Swanage Railway
Dec
1
to Dec 24

Meet Santa, Swanage Railway

Santa Specials

 Date: 1st - 24th Dec

MEET SANTA ON HIS SPECIAL TRAIN!

During your one hour return journey each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit. Mince Pie and seasonal drink for adults.

There will be balloon modelling during your visit.

Santa Special trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.

MOST TRAINS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

VERY LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE ON SOME TRAINS - CALL US ON 01929 425800 (1000 - 1600) TO CHECK.

https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/events/detail/santa-specials

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