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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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Regular Events

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.

October

Sat 20 Oct Autumn Fayre

It's the St Andrew's Church Autumn Fayre on Saturday the 20th of October, from 10am. to 12 noon. Their popular annual event with various stalls, the tombola, raffle and refreshments. Free entry with something for all the family! For more information call Cynthia on Devizes 726 373

Sat 20 Oct Chirton Concerts

The 2018 Chirton Concerts season ends with a real treat - the Avesta Trio playing a programme of music that ranges from Handel to Joplin and from Fauré to Gershwin. Tickets are £15 in advance or £17.50 at the door and include a glass of wine or a soft drink in the interval. Tickets for children are £5.

It takes place on Saturday the 20th of  October from 6pm at the Church of St John the Baptist in Chirton. For more information call 01380 840261 or email concerts@chirton.net

26 Oct - 3 Nov Little Shop of Horrors

The Wharf Theatre is proud to present a deviously delicious sci-fi smash musical. Little Shop of Horrors is a charmingly tongue in cheek comedy which has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.

It runs at The Wharf from Friday 26th October to Saturday 3rd November.

Tickets are £12, £10 for under 16s from Ticketsource or at the Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street.

27-28 Oct Monster Trail

The very scary Worton Monster Trail takes place on the 27th and 28th of October, at Worton Village Hall. It's a family friendly monster-themed scarecrow trail. Come and wander around the village to find the monsters malingering in the gardens and try to guess who they are. Prizes will be given for the most correct guesses drawn at random. It's just £2 per person entry fee, and the trail starts from the village hall, running from 11am - 4pm

November

Thu 1 Nov Devizes Moonrakers Comedy Night

Funny Stuff returns to Devizes with the Moonrakers Comedy Night on Thursday the 1st of November with M/C Ed Pownall introucing Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist Noel James with support from Rob Hughes and other special guests. Tickets are £10 available form The Bear Hotel, Devizes Books, The British Lion, The Southgate Inn, The Vaults and on-line at "We Got Tickets".

Sat 3 Nov Reflections on WWI

At St Andrew's Church on Saturday the 3rd of November, it's Reflections on WWI.

Songs and poetry, together with narrative from local and national history from the period, in commemoration of the Armistice. There will be an interval, where it is rumoured that Trench Cake will be on offer. Free entry - the church welcomes everyone to just come along, for 2.30pm on Saturday the 3rd of November.

Sun 4 Nov RSPCA Community Animal Action Event

There's an RSPCA Community Animal Action Event on Sunday the 4th of November from 10am 'til 3pm. It takes place at The Wyvern Club in Church Walk.

It's a free event for anyone living in Devizes or the surrounding villages to bring their pets for checks by a local vet practice and to get free micro-chipping, worm and flea treatments. Wiltshire Council Dog Officers will microchip dogs free on the day and scan existing microchips to check that the data is correct.

Bath Cats and Dogs Home will provide one to one consultation on dog behavioural concerns and will provide information on rehoming of domestic animals. Wee Beasties, specialists in exotic animals will also provide advice on the welfare of exotic animals kept as pets.

Sunday the 4th of November from 10 'til 3pm for the RSPCA Community Animal Action Event at The Wyvern Club.

10-11 Nov WW1 Centenary Exhibition

On the 10th and 11th of November there's a World War One exhibition taking place at Worton Village Hall. It's an exhibition of family stories from the time of WW1 to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war.
The village hall will also be decorated inside and out with a display of 1918 knitted poppies. The village hall will be open from 11am - 4pm and entry is free.

Tue 13 Nov James Holland Lecture

Devizes Lions are delighted that James Holland has agreed to speak on his new book "Big Week".

James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster, who regularly appears on television and radio, and has written and presented the BAFTA shortlisted documentaries, Battle of Britain and Dam Busters for the BBC, as well as the Battle for Malta, Cold War, Hot Jets, and Normandy 44. He has his own collection at the Imperial War Museum, and is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

James' talk takes place on Tuesday the 13th of November at 7.30pm at St Mary's Church, New Park Street Devizes. For more information contact tonyscorer@yahoo.com or pop into Devizes Books.

Wed 21 Nov An Evening with Richard Noble

Richard Noble is the head of The BLOODHOUND Project which is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Richard speaks at Devizes School on Wednesday 21st November. Tickets are available from Townsends Garden Centre and Devizes Books.

25 Oct - 4 Nov Go Bonkers with Conkers

'The Admiral' floating visitor centre located below the cafe by Lock 44 on the Caen Hill Flight, will be open every day during the October school holidays from Thursday the 25th of October to Sunday the 4th of November, from 10.30 'til 3pm.

Families are welcome to come along, make bug hotels to take home, take part in children's craft activities using conkers, explore with the Autumn Quest, or try out a nature trail. Learn about hibernation and enjoy Autumn on the canal.

For more information call Thelma Edwards 07766 336 113, pop along, or head online to canalrivertrust.org.uk

Mon 26 Nov Christmas Fayre

The annual Christmas Fayre takes place at the Police HQ Social Club on Monday the 26th of November, from 7.30pm. It's just 50p to get in, and there's set to be a plethora of tasty treats, great gifts, and festive...stuff. It's all in aid of Dorothy House Hospice, so well worth giving them your support.

Fri 30 Nov Lantern Parade & Christmas Festival

Attracting crowds of over to 3,500 and celebrating the start of the festive season, The Lantern Parade and Christmas Festival boasts one of the region’s most spectacular lantern processions. A river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by our talented local participants wind its way through the town, collect Father Christmas en-route and arrive back in the Market Place for the Devizes Christmas Lights switch on. Christmas Markets run all day in the Market Place and the Corn Exchange to help get you into the festive spirit. Friday the 30th of November, with events taking place across town.

December

Sat 8 Dec Christmas Bazaar

The Worton & Marston Village Hall holds its traditional Christmas Bazaar on Saturday the 8th of December, with stalls run by local village groups. Gifts, festive food, jams and preserves, toys and games all on offer, a raffle and refreshments too, with all proceeds going towards village hall funds. For more information, call 726 658.

January

Sat 19 Jan Rick Wakeman's KGB

Following their two sell-out dates at Ronnie Scott's earlier this year, Rick Wakeman and his KGB trio will be playing a "one off" show at the Devizes Corn Exchange on Saturday the 19th of January. This will be a rare opportunity to see the unique line up of Rick Wakeman, Dave Colquhoun and Matt Pegg.

Find Longcroft Productions on Facebook, Twitter and longcroftproductions.com for more information.

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