Page 4 - Marlborough Living Nov/Dec 2019
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Well, where have the months gone? And yes, that special time of year is almost upon us ... and
there’s plenty going
 on to enjoy and make this the best Christmas ever!
All Saints Church
All Cannings, Devizes SN10 3PF Saturday 9 November, 7pm
Pop-Up (Handel’s) Messiah
Enjoy choral singing with an experienced conductor and musicians? Then look
no further as this is the event for you. Supported by Phil Springate, Alta Ridgway and Calne Choral.
In aid of All Saints Church Lead Roof Appeal, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and BLESMA.
Avebury Manor
Avebury SN8 1FRF
0370 333 1181 Saturday 23 November - Sunday 5 January
Christmas Traditions Come Alive at Avebury
Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the magic of Christmas carols with displays in the Manor and across the site. Go on a quest and see if you can discover which carols and songs have been brought to life.
Mon 2 - Weds 4 December, 10am - 2pm Wreath Making Workshop
Enjoy this workshop with a professional florist and craft your own festive wreath using natural greenery and festive decorations.
Saturday 7 December, 4pm - 6pm
Music, Lights and Merriment
Why not begin your Christmas festivities at a late opening event at Avebury? Enjoy a festive atmosphere, Christmas music, gift stalls and family activities.
Bath Christmas Market
Bath City Centre
01225 614420 Thursday 28 November - Sunday 15 December
The award-winning Bath Christmas Market is back for 18 days of magical merriment. With around 150 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque Georgian streets, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping.
Bath Mozartfest
Various venues around Bath
01225 463 362
Friday 8 - Saturday 16 November
The music of W A Mozart lies at the heart of this critically acclaimed 9-day festival. Attracting the finest international musicians, highlights this year will include the English Chamber Orchestra and La Nuova Musica with the stunning soprano Lucy Crowe, featuring a Mozart concerto and operatic arias, respectively, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
Lacock Abbey
Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2LG
01249 730459 Sunday 1 December - Sunday 5 January Christmas at Lacock
Christmas trees, traditional decorations, a festive trail and Father Christmas (booking essential) are all heading to Lacock this December. Why not make a trip to Lacock one of your Christmas traditions?
Lydiard Park
Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon SN5 3PA 01793 813355.
Wednesday 27 November - Thursday 19 December
Festive Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour
Enjoy a festive afternoon tea and guided tour this December and discover the fascinating history of the St John family and how Christmas was celebrated on the Lydiard Estate. Advance booking essential.
Malmesbury Town Hall
Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ 01666 822143 Monday 4 & Friday 8 November, 8pm Downton Abbey
The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.
Marlborough Christmas Lights Switch-On
High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HQ 01672512487
Friday 22 November
Christmas Lights Switch-On
Get into the Christmas spirit early with a Christmas market, children’s funfair, Santa’s grotto and live entertainment.
Marlborough Christmas Fair Norwood HallSN8 1PA 01672512487 14 December
Christmas, 10am - 3pm Lights Switch-On
Marlborough Christmas Fair takes place in the spacious Norwood Hall at Marlborough College, Marlborough, in Wiltshire. Wonderful Christmas fare and gifts for all, superb singing and a splendid Santa’s Grotto. A event for all the family.
This tri-charity fundraising event, organised and run by volunteers, is entirely focused on raising funds for CR UK; Prospect Hospice and Brighter Futures.
Marlborough College
Bath Road, Marlborough SN8 1PA 01672 892566 Sunday 10 November, 7.30pm
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) with Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano) Programme to include -
Beethoven - 12 Variations in F Major, Op 66 Barber - Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op 6 Rachmaninov - Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op 19.
Marlborough Town Hall
5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA 01672 512465 Friday 8 November, 8pm Gigspanner
Ex Steeleye Span violinist Peter Knight’s brilliant trio taking British traditional music to a wonderful new place. continued

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