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Devizes Diary


The Devizes Diary brings you details of events happening in Devizes and Mid-Wiltshire. Read details of upcoming events, or if you're holding your own event, tell us all about it.


Saturdays Slimming World

Every Saturday at 9am and 11am, pop along to Slimming World at the Nursteed Centre. Lose weight and feel great. Join the gang and make new friends whilst receiving some great support to help you lose weight.

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Sat 2 Dec Black Tie Winter Ball

Market Lavington Music & Comedy Club Presents a stunning black tie winter ball on Saturday the 2nd of December.

A three course meal, dancing to Simply Swing, a seven-piece swing band as featured on Later With Jools Holland, and Strictly Come Dancing. Special guest of honour Stephanie Millward MBE, the 9 time Paralympian Medal Winner, will be there too, and there's set to be a charity auction.

Tickets for this amazing night are £25 each from Devizes Books, Market Lavington Post Office, or Ted Osborn on 07399 591101.


Fri 21 Jul Once Upon a Labrador

Once Upon a Labrador is a visiting production at the Wharf Theatre. Come along for an evening of humour with Alfie. Performed By Charles Garland with recorded cameo music by Rick Wakeman. Find out more at, and grab tickets from Devizes Books.

22-23 Jul Flower Festival

Over at Winterbourne Monkton Church, just the other side of Avebury. there's a Flower Festival taking place this weekend the 22nd and 23rd of July.

In order to raise money for repairs to the church electrical system, a band of volunteers are decorating the church with flower displays following the theme of "All things bright and beautiful". There will be stalls such as the tombola, produce, plants, bric a brac and teas and cakes. There is an entrance fee of £2 for adults, children go free. The display will be open each day from 11am 'til 4pm.

Stick the church in your Sat Nav, SN4 9NW.

Sun 23 Jul The Rockin' Bandits

Fantasy Radio has been hosting live music every Sunday throughout July, in association with the Devizes Town Council. It's called A Month of Sundays. This weekend the live stuff continues with great music from The Rockin' Bandits - Mike, Rab, Chris and Colin bring hillbilly country rock'n'roll to Hillworth Park. Join in the fun in the sun from 2pm, or listen on your radio, as the whole afternoon will be broadcast live here on Fantasy Radio, 97FM.

Sat 29 Jul Summer Fete

Hayward Care Centre are holding a summer fete to raise funds for the Hayward Residents Amenity Fund. There will be a BBQ, games in the garden, tea and cake. Entertainment will be provided by C Stone and his band. Saturday the 29th of July at the Hayward Care Centre, off Horton Road.

Sat 29 Jul Shootin' the Crow

The great trio 'Shootin' The Crow' create old timey country rock meets Rock n' Roll as they play their own way. Don't try putting a label on it, they are what they are! Guitar, mandolin, banjo/guitar-jo and vocals and there is nothing they can't get away with. They perform in the Bromham Social Centre on Saturday the 29th of June. The event includes a raffle. Tickets are £7 for adults, £8 on the door, and under 18s get in free.

Sun 30 Jul Lance Merlin

More great country music at the Devizes Conservative Club on Sunday the 30th of July from Lance Merlin. His repertoire consists of a good mix of new and old country music which caters for Line dancers, Partner-dancers and Westerners alike. With his strong voice and stage presence he knows how to create a laid back atmosphere and will make sure everyone has a great night, whether you like to dance or just sit and relax and listen. Sunday the 30th of July at the Devizes Conservative Club. Under 18s go FREE and the event includes raffle and free hot dogs for children.


Sat 5 Aug Flight Fest

Saturday the 5th of August is Caen Hill Flight Fest 2017! Tickets are just £20 to include a hog roast with all the trimmings, live music all evening from Burbank, George Wilding, The Cool Cat Collective and more. There will also be ice cream and pick n' mix, a fully licensed bar and prosecco and cocktails at The Bubble Bar. Grab your tickets from Caen Hill Cafe, and come along to the event on Saturday the 5th of August from 6.30pm 'til midnight.

Sun 13 Aug Carolann B

More great country music at the Devizes Conservative Club on Sunday the 13th of August with Carolann B. A firm favourite of country music from her early years, she learned to play a guitar, Violin and Mandolin at school and this held her in good stead when she took up singing. Starting with only 'Word of Mouth' bookings Carolann went from strength to strength with all her venues asking her to reappear, and she's here in Wiltshire on Sunday the 13th of August. The event includes a raffle, and under 18s go FREE.

Fri 25 Aug Pancho and Bear

On Friday the 25th of August head on over to the Bromham Social Centre for Pancho and Bear.

Pancho Pete is on vocals and rhythm guitar with Pete "The BEAR" on Bass Guitar and Vocals. They like to play traditional and "new traditional" country music in the styles of Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Jerry Webb and Dale Watson!

The event includes a raffle, tickets are £7 for adults and under 18s go free.


Sun 10 Sep Lily Garland

Lily Garland comes to the Devizes Conservative Club on Sunday the 10th of September. Her love for country music began when she saw the Dixie Chicks perform live in Austin, Texas back in 2000. She began writing and performing her own songs in 2015 with the support of Alix Robson from ChartHouse Music in London and she released her debut EP 'Time to Fly'.

Now she performs at the Devizes Conservative Club on Sunday the 10th of September. The event includes a raffle, adult tickets are £7, under 18s go FREE. Find out more online at

Fri 15 Sep Polperro Fishermen's Choir

At the Devizes Town Hall on Friday the 15th of September, Polperro Fishermen's Choir will be preforming in the Assembly Rooms in aid of the RNLI. Tickets are £15 to include tea, coffee and biscuits, and are available from Devizes Books, Sidmouth Street, or email

Sat 23 Sep Take That Live

Market Lavington Music & Comedy Club proudly presents Take That Live, the country's leading Take That tribute band.

They will be performing a two hour non-stop show featuring 60 minutes of Take That, 30 minutes of Robbie, and 30 minutes of Take That with Robbie. All this plus brilliant local band People Like Us as support.

Tickets are £15 each, £20 on the night, available from Market Lavington Post Office, Devizes Books, St Arbucks, or Ted Osborn on 07399 591101.


Sat 28 Oct Madness Tribute

Market Lavington Music & Comedy Club Presents a stunning night of Madness on Saturday the 28th of October. Los Palmas 6 are not only the only seven-piece Madness Tribute, they feature none other than Steve Turner, who played the Sax in Madness for over eight years and featured on many of the big hits. He also played in Ban Manners, and many other bands. All this and support from brilliant local band This Way Up. Tickets are £12 in advance from Devizes Books, Market Lavington Post Office, or Ted Osborn on 07399 591101.




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