02
Aug
2019

Abbey Flyers Run and Chat

02-08-2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
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Abbey Flyers Run and Chat

Would you like to get a little more active and meet new people? Are you unsure about how to take the first step? Why not kick off your weekend with a social #runandtalk?

On the first Friday evening of each month, Abbey Flyers have a Run and Talk session. We meet at 6pm outside The Riverside Community Centre. The sessions are aimed at all types of runners - from the newbie, to the returner, to the experienced runner. We will run a short lap of the town - with as many walk breaks as needed - and finish with a social get together at the pub.

On Friday 2nd August at 7:00pm, we will have a 'Carnival Run and Talk' - we simply request that you make a small donation with all proceeds going to carnival.

07
Aug
2019

Jurassic Coast and Malmesbury

£5 Adult / Children Free
Jurassic Coast and Malmesbury

The rocks and fossils of Charmouth, Malmesbury and beyond with Ali Ferris of Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.

Ali studied at Malmesbury School and Cirencester College, before gaining BSc and MSc degrees at University. As a warden at Charmouth she works in one of the most exciting fossil hunting areas in the world and will tell us of her work with the rocks and fossils of the area and the links with Malmesbury and district. Suitable for Children aged 8 and above, who go free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Event Capacity: 70

11
Aug
2019

Flash Fiction versus Prose Poetry

Flash Fiction versus Prose Poetry

With Michael Loveday, prize-winning fiction writer and poet. This workshop will be an introduction to the differences between two closely related and increasingly popular forms of writing - flash fiction and prose poetry. There will be discussion of examples from international writers, and you will leave the session with at least one draft prose poem and one flash fiction. 

Michael Loveday specialises in flash fiction and prose poetry. He is a Director of the National Association of Writers in Education, was judge of the inaugural Tongues and Grooves Prose Poem Prize in 2018 and judge of the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award 2019. His book Three Men on the Edge (V. Press, 2018) is a novella-length sequence of hybrid flash fiction / prose poetry. 

Event Capacity: 18

12
Aug
2019

An Evening of Alan Bennett

An Evening of Alan Bennett

Performed by local actors, Sara Gray and John O’Brien, readings of two short plays and two monologues by one of Britain’s best loved playwrights. Featuring ‘A Visit From Miss Prothero’, ‘Two In Torquay’, ‘A Chip in the Sugar’ and ‘The Hand of God’. Light, funny, sharp, perceptive, sad, intriguing, engaging, insightful, warm, wistful, painful and memorable.

Capacity: 60

13
Aug
2019

Carnival Flower Crown workshop

13-08-2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
£30.00
Carnival Flower Crown workshop

RHS Chelsea award winning florist leads everyone in producing their own Carnival flower crown!

Led by Persephone Violet's multi award-winning florist Emily and her trusty team, this class is for anyone who likes to be creative. No previous skills required, and everyone will leave with a flower crown to be proud of! Fresh floral material and decorative items will be provided for you - all you need to do is bring yourself (a pair of scissors and an apron if you’d like). An evening of fun learning a new skill. Come and give it a go!

Event Capacity: 30

17
Aug
2019

Open Malmesbury – Our History

17-08-2019 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
£5.00
Open Malmesbury – Our History

A rare opportunity to see inside some of our buildings not usually open. The court house, bell tower and warden and freeman offices to name but a few. The Malmesbury Hoard will be on display and you can try your hand at lacemaking. Along the route will be points of interest.

Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information Centre ahead of event and on the day. Also available at the URC on the day. 

This is a self guided event with experts on hand at each venue. Maps either ahead of the event at TIC, on the day at TIC, URC church or Tolsey gate.

Once the map has been bought people can follow their own route.

Refreshments will be available.

Event Capacity: Unlimited

20
Aug
2019

100 years ago

20-08-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
£8.00
100 years ago

Charles Vernon returns for a fascinating talk on Malmesbury in the 1920s and Unseen Malmesbury - a collection of photographs from the 1860s to 1980s.

Capacity = 120

21
Aug
2019

Malmesbury: Past and Future Climate

21-08-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
£8.00
Malmesbury: Past and Future Climate

Professor Skeffington, an eminent source of knowledge about climate change, as well as many other topics, puts a local eye on the climate from the past and casts one into the future to tell us whether to stock up on sun cream or to move to the top of the Abbey! Bar open from 7pm!.

Event Capacity: 90

22
Aug
2019

Tony McAleavey Illustrated History

Tony McAleavey Illustrated History

A fascinating talk by well known local historian Tony McAleavey, titled 'Riot, Rebellion and Class Conflict in 17th Century Malmesbury'.

Event Capacity: 60 each day

23
Aug
2019

River Valleys Trust Bat Walk

23-08-2019 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
£3.00
River Valleys Trust Bat Walk

Come and learn about our bats on this guided walk through Conygre Mead Nature Reserve led by bat expert Paul Darby of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Learn how to use a bat detector and about bats in their natural environment. Assemble in the car park on the Nature Reserve at 8.30pm. Bring a torch.

(Tickets available at venue)

24
Aug
2019

Tony McAleavey Illustrated History

Tony McAleavey Illustrated History

A fascinating talk by well known local historian Tony McAleavey, titled 'Riot, Rebellion and Class Conflict in 17th Century Malmesbury'.

Event Capacity: 60 each day

25
Aug
2019

White Walls Way Walk

25-08-2019 10:00 am -1:00 pm
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White Walls Way Walk

The Whitewalls Way is a walking route linking Malmesbury and Sherston and takes its name from the ancient Roman Town half way along the route.

28
Aug
2019

Countryside Quiz with Sue Chadd

28-08-2019 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
£8 per team of 4
Countryside Quiz with Sue Chadd

From bees and butterflies, to wildflowers, trees and country customs, test your knowledge of the countryside with your host Sue Chadd and her enjoyable and thought provoking quiz. 

Event Capacity: 18 teams of 4 

29
Aug
2019

White Walls Way Walk

29-08-2019 10:00 am -2:00 pm
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White Walls Way Walk

The Whitewalls Way is a walking route linking Malmesbury and Sherston and takes its name from the ancient Roman Town half way along the route.

01
Sep
2019

A Guided Walk into Malmesbury’s past

01-09-2019 10:30 am -12:15 pm
£6
A Guided Walk into Malmesbury’s past

A not too serious look at some key events in Malmesbury’s past at the places where they happened, with a quiz and other activities for all ages.

The walk will be step free in Malmesbury town centre and we will cover about a mile. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers are limited so please buy tickets in advance.

Ticket price is £6 per adult and £3 for children (£5:00 Adults for members of Malmesbury Civic Trust or Athelstan Museum).

Proceeds to Carnival (except Athelstan Museum’s ticketing costs).

Tickets will be available at the Museum and via www.athelstanmuseum.org.uk as well as here on the Carnival web site.

Event Capacity: 20