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  • The Baking Chambers

    After 20 years in the music industry Dylan Chambers has turned his passion for baking into The Baking Chambers, a micro-bakery offering courses and selling artisan bread ...»

  • Sticks & Stones

    Sticks and Stones is a stylish, lifestyle shop wrapped around a cosy and relaxed café alongside the Woodborough Garden Centre, ...»

  • Marlborough Literature Festival

    Founded in 2010 by volunteers keen to celebrate fine writing, Marlborough Literature festival is held annually in the last week of September...»

  • Overtown Manor

    Overtown Manor is a unique Bed and Breakfast and business meeting venue, situated just minutes from the M4 at Swindon...»

  • Marlborough College Summer School

    In 1978, thanks to an air traffic controller’s strike, the presenters from the BBC “Holiday” programme had to cancel their planned trip to Spain ...»

  • Marlborough College Summer School

    In 1978, thanks to an air traffic controller’s strike, the presenters from the BBC “Holiday” programme had to cancel their planned trip to Spain...»

  • Digger & Mojo

    Clarissa and Yosh Reilly used to live in Papua New Guinea, where the local motto “expect the unexpected” fits their new vintage furniture emporium in Pewsey very well. ...»

Music Festival Round up

Sam Bertram

5 May 2018

A music festival is the perfect excuse to listen to great music, camp out, dress up and dance like no-one is watching. We’ve put together a list of Wiltshire’s best in 2018.   Manton Fest – Saturday 30th June – Marlborough A small one-day charity fundraising music festival held annually in the village of Manton in beautiful surroundings. Perfect if looking for a fun afternoon and evening out with the family. A taste of the line-up: Katrina of the waves, John Coghlan’s quo, Whole Lotta Led, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Barrelhouse, Empty Gestures, Skedaddle & more. Child friendly and under 7s go free.   Once upon a time in the west – 13th to 15th July – nr Trowbridge and Westbury An extremely friendly small festival with fun features like ‘Universally Challenge – The Gameshow’. 2018 has a medieval dress theme and the Djin Palace returns for late night dj'ing and gin and cocktails. It’s a great space for kids with a climbing wall for all ages, cardboard creations and trapeze skills. New for 2018 is a quiet area for camping for families.  A taste of the line-up: The Showhawk Duo, The Swinghoppers, Swing, Funky house, Electro Beats and Phat Sam.   Boondocks Festival Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July – Malmesbury A chilled, family friendly event offering music, food, local beers and ciders. Camping & day passes available. 2 outdoor stages and a small fairground and outdoor skate park. A taste of the Line-up: Confirmed acts include Imperial Leisure, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jeramiah Ferrari, Normanton Street, Wasabi, The Drystones, Will Lawton and Weasel Howlett, Circus VIII, Felix Hagan and The Family, Caro, and more. There's many more still to be announced.   Larmer Tree festival- Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July – Tollard Royal Known for its fabulous location and range of things to do with its outdoor theatre and international street eats. They’ve also been awarded the UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Family Festival’ and ‘Best Toilets’ by festival goers for the coolest, cleanest loos! This year they’re introducing their new 'Larmer Spa in the wilds' nestled deep in the woods complete with wood fired hot tub, therapists and gong bathing! Camping & Glamping. A taste of the Line-up: Tune Yards, Nick Mulvey, Sonhoy Blues, Nadine Shah, The Barr Brothers, Hudson Taylor & more.   WOMAD – 26th to 29th July – Malmesbury A global fiesta of music, food, dance & art. Visit The World of Art, World of Children, World of Words, The Physics Pavilion, Taste the World or escape from festival craziness in the World of Wellbeing. Take a workshop – try anything from African drumming to acapella singing, from Beatboxing to Brazilian dance. There’s also a WOMAD spa. Camping & Glamping. A taste of the Line-up: Amadou & Mariam, Mr Jukes, The Original Gypsies of Camargue, Amparanoia, Camille, Django, Daara J Family.    Avebury Rocks Music Festival – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July See performers in a field near to the famous standing stones of Avebury – all proceeds go towards supporting the care and services provided by local charity Prospect Hospice. Camping & day passes available. A taste of the Line-up: Chloe Mogg, Lottie Jenkins and Burbank, Natalie Shay, Ministry of Samba and more.   Fieldview festival – 2nd to 5th August – Little Sommerford A reputation as being Wiltshire’s biggest little festival raising money for good causes since 2009. 2017 saw the introduction of their beautiful new woodland chill out area. Camping & Glamping. Line up still to be announced.   Festival on the farm, Purton – Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August A small festival on an organic family farm. So while you can drink from the licensed bar you can counteract your alcohol intake with some lovely organic produce!  Children are welcome and under 10s go free. Paintball, face painters, Bouncy Castle, Rodeo Ride. Camping & day passes available. A taste of the line-up: Binomial, The Go Go Five, Vice Versa, Penfold and Hooch, The Blind Lemon Blues band and more. A review: Superb little festival with amazing talents and friendly people...good vibes all round.   Cock & Bull Festival, Jamie’s Farm – Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August - Corsham A festival for mind, body and soul – an intimate event with a social purpose at the heart of the party. Special in the fact it's run by and for local charity Jamie's Farm.  Mediation, yoga, Thai chi, farmer Olympics & community feasting (all food sourced from Jamie’s Farm) at the food barn. Dedicated kid’s space with lots of activities. Camping & day passes available. A taste of the Line Up: Brooke Sharkey, Double Bass Dan, The Embers Collection, Don’t tell your mother, Nkomba and more.   End of the road – 30th August to 2nd September – Larmer Tree Gardens Best medium sized festival – UK festival Awards 2017.  Music, comedy & Literature. A taste of the Line-up: Vampire Weekend, St Vincent, Feist, Yo La Tengo, Ezra Furman, Jeff Tweedy, John Cale & More.   Minety Festival – 29th June to 1st July In its 2nd year it was shortlisted for the UK Festival Awards in the Best New Festival Category. Raising money for raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Combat Stress and Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospice. A taste of the Line-up: Chesney Hawkes, The Dirty Smooth, The Hallows, Tom Forbes, The Shadow Monkeys. Kid zone with free caving, Slacklining, bouncy castle, circus skills, inflatable slide & assault course.    

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Summer Cocktails

Sam Bertram

23 May 2018

Tiffinie Pride from Wiltshire Liqueur Company loves a cocktail so we asked her for her favourite summer recipes.   Sloe Gin Negroni Ingredients  1 part Sloe Gin 1 part gin 1 part sweet Vermouth  1 part Campari  Method  Combine all the ingredients and serve over ice garnished with a slice of orange   Wild Strawberry Daiquiri  Celebrate the best of British Summer. Ingredients 1 part Wild Strawberry Liqueur 1 part white rum 2 teaspoons of white sugar Juice of 1 lime Method Mix all the ingredients together and serve in a martini glass garnished with half a strawberry.      Maiden’s Prayer A beautifully coloured and refreshingly cooling cocktail. Ingredients 2 parts Sloe Gin 2 parts Blood Orange Liqueur 1 part orange juice Method Shake all ingredients together and strain into a chilled martini glass.      Strawberry Crush A lusciously long and cooling cocktail.  Ingredients 1 part Wild Strawberry Liqueur 2 lime wedges Chilled champagne to top up 2 strawberries plus extra to decorate  Method Muddle the strawberries and lime wedges at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the Wild Strawberry Liqueur and some ice cubes. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute, top up with champagne and decorate the glass with a slice of strawberry.    For more inspiring cocktails recipes visit https://www.wiltshireliqueur.com/recipes    

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Father's Day

Father's Day

It's Father's day on Sunday 17th June and a perfect time to treat dad. 

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