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Carnival 2022 Events

Tickets will be available from 1 July and can be purchased from this site, at the Tourist Information Centre at the Town Hall or as otherwise stated in the event description.

Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow Trail

Mon 01-Aug - Fri 26-Aug

Trail opens on 1 August Can you find them all?

Odd One Out Trail

Odd One Out Trail

Mon 01-Aug - Fri 19-Aug

Competition opens 1st August- Can you find them all?

Chess Puzzle Competition

Chess Puzzle Competition

Mon 01-Aug - Wed 31-Aug
qikChess Website - link given on ticket purchase
£1.50

An entertaining multi-choice chess taster for all ages. Work as a team or family to get the most points. Trophy goes to the winning team!

Athelstan Players Carnival Revue

Athelstan Players Carnival Revue

Thu 04-Aug 7:30 pm - Sat 06-Aug 7:30 pm

A Carnival production performed on three nights by our very own Athelstan Players

Malmesbury Cycle Ride

Malmesbury Cycle Ride

Sun 07-Aug 10:00 am -1:00 pm

A beautiful bike ride run by Malmesbury Cycling Club along quiet country lanes, and with refreshments.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens

Sun 07-Aug 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

A rare chance to look around some of the most beautiful gardens in Malmesbury

Children's Story Workshop

Children's Story Workshop

Tue 09-Aug 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Magic, Gadgets, and Barmy Ideas! (Linked to Summer Reading Challenge)

An evening of comedy and tragedy

An evening of comedy and tragedy

Wed 10-Aug 7:30 pm -9:30 pm

Sara Gray and John O’Brien, with scripts in hand, invite you to join them once again during Carnival, for an evening of theatre.

Wine tasting Dinner at The Whole Hog

Wine tasting Dinner at The Whole Hog

Thu 11-Aug 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
£42.00

Come and experience a superb evening sampling great wines whilst enjoying a fabulous three course dinner at The Whole Hog

River Valleys Trust Bat Walk

River Valleys Trust Bat Walk

Fri 12-Aug 8:30 pm -10:00 pm

Come and learn about our bats on this guided walk through Conygre Mead Nature Reserve. (Tickets available at venue)

Brewery Visit

Brewery Visit

Sat 13-Aug 12:00 pm -2:00 pm

Tour of The New Flying Monk Brewery

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Sat 13-Aug 2:00 pm -6:00 pm

Come and join us for a variety of activities, rides and competitions.

Free entry for everyone
The Hollow Hills of North Wiltshire in WW2

The Hollow Hills of North Wiltshire in WW2

Tue 16-Aug 7:30 pm -9:30 pm

Ian Brownlie presents a talk on use of the Hollow Hills of North Wiltshire from the end of WW2.

Malmesbury Sewing Bee

Malmesbury Sewing Bee

Wed 17-Aug 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

For busy bees with needles, watch as participants undertake a tricky sewing challenge.

Carnival Quiz Night

Carnival Quiz Night

Thu 18-Aug 7:30 pm -9:30 pm

Your favourite quiz of the year, where your quizzing skills will be well and truly tested. Teams of four.

Soirée du Jazz

Soirée du Jazz

Sat 20-Aug 7:30 pm -10:30 pm

Cool Jazz, from West Coast to West Country!

Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane

Sun 21-Aug 10:00 am -3:00 pm

A wide variety of stalls with incredible produce and bargains fill our wonderful High Street.

Three Cups BBQ

Three Cups BBQ

Sun 21-Aug 3:00 pm -6:00 pm

Summer BBQ in the garden

Carnival Cup Cakes!!

Carnival Cup Cakes!!

Tue 23-Aug 5:00 pm -6:30 pm

Join The Cake Tin team to create two fun and creative cupcakes with a Carnival theme!

Children's Story Workshop

Children's Story Workshop

Wed 24-Aug 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Willow Pattern and other Chinese Tales

Carnival Bingo

Carnival Bingo

Thu 25-Aug 7:30 pm -10:30 pm

Enjoy a traditional evening of Bingo, with the chance to win big!

Call My Wine Bluff

Call My Wine Bluff

Fri 26-Aug 7:30 pm -10:00 pm

Yes, the Malmesbury wine bluffers are back again!

History Talks Day

History Talks Day

Sat 27-Aug

A bumper day of history as three Malmesbury Historians, Tony McAleavey, Bill Reed and Charles Vernon all deliver fascinating talks.

Carnival Arts Weekend Workshop

Carnival Arts Weekend Workshop

Sat 27-Aug 10:00 am - Sun 28-Aug 4:00 pm

Come and have fun creating your own Carnival costumes and sculptures for the procession with The Last Baguette theatre company.
For ages 5 to 18. 

Music in the Cloisters

Music in the Cloisters

Mon 29-Aug 4:00 pm -8:00 pm

Relax in the delightful setting of Cloister Gardens with a variety of local bands Under 13's free, Under 16's must be accompanied

Danters Fun Fair

Danters Fun Fair

Thu 01-Sep - Sat 03-Sep

Rides, stalls and fun for all the family!
Thur/Fri from 6pm, Saturday from 2pm.

Malmesbury Carnival Community Radio

Malmesbury Carnival Community Radio

Thu 01-Sep 6:00 pm - Sun 04-Sep 10:00 pm

Malmesbury Carnival Community Radio is back broadcasting live over the Carnival.

Flying Monk 10k

Flying Monk 10k

Sat 03-Sep 9:00 am -2:00 pm

Held in association with PD Fitness and Malmesbury Victoria Football Club, the Flying Monk Malmesbury 10k is very much part of the Carnival celebrations.

Carnival Procession

Carnival Procession

Sat 03-Sep 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

It's back! The Carnival showpiece event returns in all it's glory.

Cash Count

Cash Count

Sun 04-Sep 9:00 am -4:00 pm

It's all for charity, but someone has to count it!

Raffle Draw

Raffle Draw

Sun 04-Sep 12:00 pm

Tickets on sale at every event, £1 per ticket. Chance to win big value prizes and support our charities at the same time.

Carnival Thanksgiving

Carnival Thanksgiving

Sun 04-Sep 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

A joyous celebration held in our beautiful Abbey.