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Children’s tickets apply to under 16 year olds.

Athelston players

3rd,4th & 5th August

Athelstan Players Revue; Pret-A-Porter

2016 saw the passing of many great artists. The Players’ Revue this year pays tribute to them in music and sketches.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Hall
Tickets: Tickets: Single £7.00, Concessions £5.50. Tickets available from Miles Morgan Travel.

4014 Open Mic

Wednesday 9th August

4014 Open Mic

4014 Open Mic, at The Rose & Crown, Lower High Street. All performers, and audiences, are welcome at this informal evening of sharing music; we’ll provide PA, keyboard and guitar.

Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Rose and Crown, Lower High Street
Tickets: Just Turn Up

Friday 11th August

Carnival Ceilidh

Put your best foot forward to the Cartwheel Ceilidh band – all dances are called so no prior knowledge is necessary!


Time: Friday 11th August, 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Hall
Tickets: £8.00, Online or from TIC


Comedy Night

Saturday 12th August

Comedy Night

Enjoy a varied night of stand-up comedy with new compere Dan Thomas, who has toured with Russell Kane. This year’s comedians are Neil McFarlane, previous finalist in Jongleurs’ Comic Idol competition; Rick Keisewetter ‘Punchy observational gags’ Evening Standard; and radio and television performer, Alan Francis. Sponsor, Duncan Joyce and Associates

Time: Saturday 12th August, 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Hall
Tickets: £10.00, Online or from TIC

The Dovetail Trio

Thursday 17th August

The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK’s top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. They are the “pick of the crop” Daily Telegraph – Sponsored by Sweetnam and Bradley

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Hall
Tickets: £9.00 each, Online or from TIC

Friday 18th August

Dickens on Dickens

Gerald Dickens has worked as an actor, director and producer for many years and has developed one man shows around the life and works of his illustrious great great grandfather, Charles. Tonight’s performance will be based on Nicholas Nickleby and will showcase many of its great characters, such as Wackford Squeers. “Not a reading or a dramatization, but the best of both”

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Town hall
Tickets: £12.00, Online or from TIC



Saturday 19th August

Malmesbury Tribal Belly Dancers

The Tribal Belly Dancers and guests perform in both traditional and fusion styles. Over 18s.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Town Hall
Tickets: £7.00, Online or from TIC


Sunday 20th August

Carnival Film – The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A classic film-noir full of sharp dialogue, wit and a fast-paced plot. You may have seen it on the television, but nothing beats the big screen! Sponsored by Blount and Maslin

Time: Doors 7.00pm. Film 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Hall
Tickets: £5 (Film Society Members free). Pay at event.

Saturday 26th August

Jazz in the Garden

Enjoy great music in beautiful surroundings with Tiger Tim’s Ragamuffins – traditional and Dixieland good time jazz (

Please bring your own chair if possible)


Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Avon House, Entrance via Mill Lane
Tickets: £7.50, Online or from TIC



Monday 28th August

Music in the Cloister Gardens

A relaxing bank holiday evening of open air music from local artists, including a headline set from The Long Players. NB may be cancelled in the event of adverse weather – check the website and social media. With thanks to Abbey House Gardens, the Abbey and the Town Council for facilitating the event.

Time: 4.00pm-9.30pm
Venue: Cloister Gardens, behind the Abbey
Tickets: £6.00 12 and under free with paying adult


Children’s tickets apply to under 16 year olds.