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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.


Regular Events

Tuesdays Men's Shed

Men's Shed runs every Tuesday from 10 'til 1. It's open to men and women at Needham House in Victoria Road, Devizes, and it's a chance for you to work on community projects, or one of your own.

Wednesdays Devizes Children’s Choir

On Wednesdays from 4.30 to 5.30pm the Devizes Children’s Choir takes place at the Baptist Church Hall Sheep Street. This is a children’s community choir for children from Year 1 upwards. They have been running for just under a year and their aim is to sing for fun and to go out and about in the community. The team sings at local events in the community, and at places like care homes. There are currently 24 children but would like to increase their numbers into their second year. For more information or to get involved call Heather Flower on 01380 722013.

Thursdays Salsa

The Devizes Salsa Classes on a Thursday Night have moved! They are now at Needham House in Victoria Road, so pop along for the best Salsa fun in town, 7.30pm on Thursday evenings.

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.

First Saturday Each Month Wiltshire Farmers Market

On the first Saturday of the month it's the Wiltshire Farmers Market. It takes place in the Market Square, Devizes from 9am 'til 1pm with local artisan food, crafts and top quality goods available to purchase directly from the producers.


Thu 5 Dec Christmas Sparkle Event

Residents at McCarthy and Stone’s Shackleton Place Retirement development on Bath Road in Devizes are inviting locals to join them in getting into the Christmas spirit, at an exclusive free festive event.

Inspired by the social tradition of days gone by that sees friends and family gather at home to celebrate the festive season, Shackleton Place’s Christmas event on Thursday 5th December, between 11am and 2pm, will see visitors treated to mouth-watering mince pies and a warming glass or two of mulled wine whilst socialising with residents.

To add to the atmosphere, live entertainment will be provided by the Devizes Town Band who will be performing a festive favourites for the enjoyment of all.

For more information, call 0800 310 0383.

Fri 6 Dec Christmas Fayre

At Trinity School, Devizes on the Quakers Walk estate on Friday the 6th of December from 3pm, it's their Christmas Fayre.

Santa's grotto will be open with a small gifts for £2.50, Christmas stalls, including how to decorate a Christmas biscuit, a tombola, water or wine, the raffle and much more. Refreshments available too with yummy Christmas delights, and entry is free.

If you would like to pre-book a grotto ticket please call the office on 730 203.

Sat 7 Dec Christmas Tree Sale & Christmas Market

On Saturday, 7th December the village of Bishops Cannings will host its annual Christmas Tree Sale and Christmas Market. St Mary's church will be packed with artisan stalls selling handmade crafts, Christmas gifts and food. Take a tour of the Bell Tower and see the extraordinary view of some of Wiltshire's finest countryside from the top! Visit Santa in his magical Grotto, try your hand at Christmas crafts while the choir sing Christmas carols and why not buy one of their premium grade Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees, with FREE delivery within the parish. If you’re feeling fit – join the Reindeer Dash at 11 am – a short 1km family fun run with free antlers for all who take part! Plenty of festive refreshments, FREE parking and entry, and all proceeds to the local community.

Wed 11 Dec Community Christmas Shindig

If you want to make connections in your community, come join the shindig! The Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living is holding their Community Christmas Shindig on Wednesday the 11th of December from 1.30 to 3.30pm at St James' Church. Music, a magician, crafts & refreshments, the event is open to one and all with a friendly welcome assured.

Fri 20 Dec Christmas Disco

The Cavalier Community Hall is holding their Christmas disco with Santa's Grotto Experience on Friday the 20th of  December. 

There will be a Free Family Disco from 6pm to 9pm, and the Santa's Grotto Experience from 7:30pm at just £3 per child.

Money raised will be going to Carmela's just4kids therapy fund, raising funds to help those with Muscular Dystrophy.

There are limited places available for Santa's grotto so please call Dean on 07810 128796 for more information.

Sat 21 Dec Community Carols

St John's Choir and the Churches Together Band will be leading Community Carols outside the Sorting Office, Maryport Street, Devizes, on Saturday the 21st of December from midday 'til 1pm. Everyone's welcome to come along and join in. For more information call Alisia Davies on Devizes 699 488

Sat 21 Dec Christmas Classics

Singer Chloe Jordan and guitarist / lutenist Andrew Hurst present songs and music with seasonal relevance, on Saturday the 21st of December from 7.30pm at The Town Hall. Tickets are £10 from Devizes Books, MadWildArt in The Little Brittox, or on the door.

Sat 28 Dec The Pink Torpedoes

There's a one-off re-union of cult Devizes R&B band The Pink Torpedoes on Saturday 28th December 2019 at the Long Street Blues Club.

They are a "BLUES-ROCK" band, with a large following in the South West, well remembered for their dynamic show in many venues in the early 90s. They disbanded when the lead singer was invited to join the great R&B band Dr Feelgood in 1994. The drummer was invited at the same time to join the award winning Devizes blues band The Hoax. 

A great opportunity for some great live music. For more information call Ian Hopkins on Devizes 725614 or head online to













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