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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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