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A sing song at Christmas Carols

Sam Bertram

9 December 2016

It’s really getting festive so we thought we’d ask around for people’s favourite carol singing & concerts happening around the county. Nothing gets you in the spirit quite like a good old sing song!   1. If you’re looking for a spectacular venue then head to Salisbury Cathedral for their Carols by Candlelight 22nd & 23rd December at 7.00pm.   2. Enjoy carols in the beautiful surrounding of Malmesbury Abbey – they have ‘A service by nine & carols by candlelight’ on both 17th and 19th December.   3. Set in the stunning Marlborough College Chapel is a Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Hopes and Homes for Children. A great way to kick off the holiday – Saturday 17th December 4.00pm – 01672 562777 for tickets.   4. In Devizes there’s a Christmas concert to raise funds for Devizes Opportunity Centre on Saturday 17th December at 7.00pm at St John’s Church, Devizes. Get your tickets at Devizes Books.     5. Chippenham’s Classic Christmas brings you ‘Carols by the Christmas Tree’ followed by fireworks on Wednesday 21st December at The Market Place at 4.00pm.   6. Manton Village carol service is being held on Monday 19th December from 6.00-6.30pm at The Outside Chance - mulled wine & mince lattice   7. The George & Dragon in Rowde are holding Christmas Carols on Sunday 18th December at 5.30pm    8. Sing around the Christmas tree at Barton Farmyard by Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon at 4.00pm on Sunday 18th December.    Ones for next year   One to get organised for next year is The Festival of Carols at the deserted village of Imber on Salisbury Plain. Sold out for this year but worth remembering for next. BBC Wiltshire’s carol service in Salisbury Cathedral which was on Sunday 11th December at 3.00pm and happens annually.   Got some more suggestions? Contact us on Twitter or Facebook or email us on hello@localuncovered.com and we’ll add them in.

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Small Business Saturday winners

Sam Bertram

8 December 2016

We've got a winner for the prize draw we ran with Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership on Small Business Saturday  - a national initiative to promote small businesses across the UK and encourage the public to spend locally.  The winners are: - Charlotte Howard who shopped at Comfy Critters and is the lucky winner of a two course meal for 4 including a house bottle of wine at The Three Tuns in Great Bedwyn. Congratulations Charlotte! - Hilda Moore who shopped at Wagon Yard Artists and is the lucky winner of a luxury hamper from Marr Green Farmshop. - Anne Carroll who shopped at My Flower Patch and is the lucky winner of a £50 voucher when spending over £100 on one of their Digger & Mojo items - Sasha Stowe who shopped at Pewsey Gallery and is the lucky winner of a limited edition print from McNeill Gallery in Pewsey. Here's the pic of Claire Perry drawing the winners names out of the bag at the Local Uncovered pop-up shop at 5 Old Swan Yard, Devizes. Only open until Saturday 10th December. We'd like to say a big thank you to all the lovely local shoppers and local businesses who took part.  With every £1 spent with a small business 63p stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.  Shopping locally helps boost your local economy & keep the place you live the way you like it. Here's a reminder of the fabulous local businesses that participated on the day - please keep supporting them.   - Local Uncovered pop-up shop - 5 Swan Yard, Devizes, SN10 1AT - open Monday 28th November to Saturday 10th December (featuring Fioriblu, Diggger & Mojo, Simply Bluebell, Little Dan Designs, Dragonfly & Blossom) - The Three Tuns, Great Bedwyn - 1 High Street, Great Bedwyn, SN8 3NU - Digger & Mojo - Unit 9, Salisbury Road Business Park, SN9 5PZ - Gastro Nicks - shop online or visit them at Unit 4, Garlands Estate, Cadley Road, Collingbourne Ducis, SN8 3EB - The Swan - Long Street, Enford, Pewsey, SN9 6DD - Pod & Pip - near Salisbury -  'Friday Flowers' - gorgeous natural & subtle arrangements delivered in time for the weekend. Order online. - Simply Bluebell - Great Wishford - Shop their lovely range of greeting cards by rural artists online - Sticks and Stones - Unit 3, Nursery Farm, Woodborough Garden Centre, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Fioriblu - Avebury - shop their fabulous range of leather handbags, belts, wallets & gloves online   - Little Dan Designs - Malmesbury - fabric inspired handmade home accessories - shop online - Wiltshire Timbercrafts - Whitley - handcrafted furniture - Wagon Yard Artists - Unit M, Wagon Yard, London Road, Marlborough, SN8 1LH - Chirstmas Fair - Friday 2nd December 6.00pm-9.00pm, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December - all day - Marr Green Farm shop - Collingbourne Road, Burbage, SN8 3RT - McNeill Gallery - Market Place, Pewsey, SN9 5AA - China Rose - 7a, High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AF - Applecart Cafe - 14 High Street, Pewsey - Ambience Interiors - 1 Market Place, Pewsey, SN9 5AA - My Flower Patch - beautiful Wiltshire grown flowers - 2 Alexander Fields, Upavon, Pewsey, SN9 6NB  - Woodborough Garden Centre - Nursery Farm, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Pewsey Gallery - 16 High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Caterchem - providing cleaning products to businesses - Around the World - 29 North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5ES - The Bruce's Arms - Easton Road, Easton Royal, Pewsey, SN9 5LR - Indigo Antiques - Dairy Barn, Manningford Bruce, Pewsey, SN9 6JW - Sui Generis Gym - Unit C, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Ridgeway Press - Breach House, Easton Royal, Pewsey, SN9 5LU - Market Magazine - 5 The Laurels, Honeystreet, Pewsey, SN9 5PX  - P R Elletson - Framers - North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5HE - The Seven Stars Inn - Bottlesford, SN9 6LW - Crystal Clear - 8 High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Thirty8 - 8 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, SN78 1LT - Movida Zumba - Studio Movida, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Milton Village Hall & East Grafton Hall - PHS Fishmongers - 11 High Street, Pewsey SN9 5AF - S J Hussey Opticians - 2 Old Ford Court, High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Beauty Fulltime - 36 High Street, Marlborough, Sn8 1LW - Comfy Critters - 8 Nursery Farm, Woodborough, SN8 5PF - Styling by Em - independent personal stylist - gift vouchers available for Christmas - Marlborough - Woottons - 5 North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5ES

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