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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.

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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 10 Jun Queen B

Paul Jackson fronts the worlds leading Queen tribute, Queen B. They've appeared on The One Show, and Paul will be playing to a 50,000 sell out crowd the week before he plays in Market Lavington on Saturday the 10th of June.

A real must for all Queen fans. Tickets are just £15 each from the Market Lavington Post Office, Devizes Books or Ted Osborn on 07399 591101. This is a high-demand event, and tickets are in short supply, so book now!

Sat 1 Jul Summer Sounds Festival

Market Lavington Music & Comedy Club presents its first ever festival in a day - eight live bands in a day!

Enjoy music from The Cleverly Brothers, People Like Us, a Robbie Williams Tribute, RSI, The Funk Bunnies, The Ukey D'Ukes, The Worried Men and an Elvis Presley Tribute.

Also, a beer and cider festival, food stalls, wine tasting, guest of honour the paralympic swimmer Stephannie Millward MBE, who was educated just down the road in Corsham, plus much more.

Live music on Saturday the 1st of July from 2 'til 12pm.

Tickets are just £20ea from the Market Lavington Post Office, Devizes Books, or Ted Osborn on 07399 591101

April

Sun 30 Apr Antiques & Collectables Roadshow

It's time to hunt out your heirlooms and bring them along to Hillworth Park's Antiques & Collectables Roadshow to be valued by their panel of experts. The team will be asking for a £1 donation for the Mayor’s Appeal charities for this event. It takes place on Sunday the 30th of April from 12 'til to 2pm

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Sun 30 Apr Clock Golf

from 2 'til to 4pm, improve your golf skills and have fun when you take part in the Clock Golf competition! This event is being run by the Devizes Development Partnership to raise money towards the town’s CCTV system. There will be a small charge to take part and plenty of prizes to be won!

Sat 29 Apr Devizes School Open House

Devizes School are holding a free Open House event on Saturday the 29th of April.

Visitors will be able to access the listed house rooms and cellars and attic on guided tours usually not open to the public. Old school yearbooks and memorabilia will be available to view and homemade cakes and teas in the pop up tea room.

Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum will attend to take tours along with local historian John Girvan.

Donations welcomed for the restoration of the school's Maria Heathcote painting seen last year on the Antiques Roadshow.

Open 10am - 3pm on Saturday the 29th of April.

29 Apr - 1 May Urchfont Scarecrow Festival

The Urchfont Scarecrow Trail takes place around the village from the 29th of April to the 1st of May. There will be a BBQ, Beer Tent, Tea Tent, Ice creams and Plant Sale. More online at urchfontscarecrows.co.uk

May

Mon 1 May Big Breakfast with Granny's Attic

Come along to St Andrew's Church, in Long Street on Bank Holiday Monday for BIG BREAKFAST in the Hall and GRANNY'S ATTIC in the Church - various stalls including accessories; bags; unwanted gifts and good quality bric-a-brac. Just come along! Everyone's welcome from 8am 'til 11.

Wed 3 May Devizes Singers

For the first time in over 20 years, the Devizes Singers will be holding their Springtime Concert without their dear friend Michael Oliver. He was am integral part of their concerts, playing both his violin and recorder and on the odd occasion, he even sang!

Devizes Singers are dedicating their Spring concert in Michael's memory and will be donating the proceeds to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The Devizes Singers Springtime Concert is on Wednesday the 3rd of May at 7.30 at the Devizes Town Hall. Tickets are £7 for adults £3 for children.

Thu 4 May Devizes Moonrakers Comedy Night

It's the last gig of the season for the Devizes Moonrakers Comedy Club, and they have a cracking line-up.

M/C for the evening is Toby Brown. He's been cutting a swathe through the comedy circuit since 2007. He has worked as a paid act all over the country, delighting audiences with his quick wit, hilarious anecdotes and polished punchlines.

Opening is Josh Pugh, a midlands comedian who has what he describes as “an eclectic style” (i.e. loads of different kinds of tat)

Sunjai Arif is in the middle spot, he wins over audiences with his confidence and warm personality. He is an engaging comedy story teller and covers tales about his family, speeding tickets and extremist rodents.

Headlining is Christian Reilly. Christian’s career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

The evening also features music from local boy Tom Harris.

Doors Open at 8.00pm for 8.30 start. Tickets are £10 on door and from The Bear Hotel, Devizes Books, The Southgate Inn, The British Lion, The Vaults and on-line at "We Got Tickets".

Sun 21 May Plant in the Park 

It's Plant In The Park on Sunday the 21st of May at Hillworth Park.

If your children have ever wondered if wiggly worms are slimy or dry then this is the event for them! The Park’s Team will join forces with members of Devizes & Roundway in Bloom to help younger park goers to plant herbs, rootle around in the soil and generally have fun in the garden.

It's a free event running from 10am 'til 2pm.

June

5-10 Jun Into The Woods

TITCO, The Invitation Theatre Company, presents Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, directed by Peter Nelson, at the Wharf Theatre from the 5th to the 10th of June. Tickets and more information online at titco.org.uk

Fri 30 Jun Country Music Concert

It's the Rowde C of E Primary Academy Country Music Concert on Friday the 30th of June, aiding the school and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Confirmed bookings of top tribute artist Scott Welsby as Garth Brooks and Kevin Lovatt as Johnny Cash. Tickets are available from the school.

 

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