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International Arts Festival 26th May to 10th June Returning for its 45th year, the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is delighted to announce its eclectic 2017 programme. Boasting a vibrant mix of music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and dance over 16 days, the Festival offers an array of exciting new talent featured alongside established favourites in an annual celebration that sees the ancient city of Salisbury resound with artistic encounters.

Taking advantage of the beauty and grandeur of the ancient city of Salisbury, the Festival this year features both indoor and open-air theatre of all kinds. Dance and circus take centrestage with Symphonie Dramatique from Québécois dance company Cas Public injecting inventiveness and athleticism to the story of Romeo and Juliet, and Ballet Black also return to the Festival with a brand new triple-bill.

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receives a copy). So each month I look at the what’s on listings have to decide ‘too far to travel? Or worth it’. I’m guessing that while you have the benefit of living in beautiful rural surroundings, travelling to other areas is one of the downsides that you have to accept. So I’ll include events in Winchester, Romsey, Salisbury and Andover when I can find them. But can I ask a favour? If you know of anything happening near where you live – a country fair, a village market, a local play type of thing – send in the details to editorial@ That’ll make the magazine interesting and useful for the recipients and – let’s be honest – make my life just a little bit easier! Thank you.

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“A gentleman’s come in with a lost and found card for the window.” Carly was new to the job at the village newsagent, and felt as though she was constantly interrupting poor Frances with questions. “What should I say to him?” “Is he wearing a flat cap covered in badges?” Frances looked up from a pile of invoices.

“I’m sure someone must have claimed it by now,” Mr Pemrose said, turning cheerfully to Carly. “Can you find it, dear?”

The gentleman in question was stood at the counter holding a crisp white postcard. He smiled at the sight of Frances.

Carly pulled each card out of its slot and read the descriptions. There were lost cats and bus passes, found cats and bus passes, and every now and then she recognised Mr Pemrose’s neat handwriting. These found things were strange. He’d found a cherry tree in full bloom in February, a double rainbow over the moor and the song of a thrush at midnight. Who could possibly have lost these things she wondered.

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“You keep it,” he said, adjusting his hat while opening the door. With a ring of its bell he left. Carly dusted down her jeans. “Well I don’t know what he’s found,” she said, “but I strongly suspect he’s lost his marbles.” “Mr Pemrose is perfectly sane,” Frances laughed. “But why does he do it?” Carly asked. “No one has lost a flock of starlings, because they don’t belong to anyone, so how can he say that he’s found one?” “Because a year ago Mr Pemrose saw a card posted in our window which said ‘LOST – MY SENSE OF WONDER’,” Frances said. “Ever since then he’s been trying to reunite them with it.”

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“I can’t remember,” Frances frowned. “A lost umbrella maybe; nothing to lose any sleep over.”

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“So what did it really say?” Carly asked.

“If he does it hasn’t stopped him,” Frances smiled. “Besides, everyone likes to read his cards. We all mislay our sense of wonder occasionally.” 7

Recreating the Past with a Song and a Smile! In June of this year Studio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury, well- known for its award-winning drama productions, will be breaking from tradition and presenting an Old Time Music Hall. The traditional Music Hall goes back into the middle of the 19th century, with its heyday covering the 1880s through to the 1920s. The genre is still hugely popular and Studio Theatre will be abiding by the conventions with a Chairman and well-known Victorian and Edwardian ditties sung by talented members of the cast. Also on the Bill will be examples of popular acts of their day such as the Melodrama. Comedy routines, monologues and even a Flea Circus! This is an ideal opportunity for the audience to dress up in the style of the period and join in with those favourite numbers. The Old Time Music Hall will run at Studio Theatre from 6th-10th June at 7.30, with a matinee at 2.30 on Saturday 10th June. Tickets are available from Salisbury Information Office in Butcher Row, Salisbury.

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National Garden Scheme LITTLE DURNFORD MANOR 7 May (2-5pm) Little Durnford, Salisbury SP4 6AH Extensive lawns with cedars, walled gardens, fruit trees, large vegetable garden, small knot and herb gardens. Terraces, borders, sunken garden, water garden, lake with islands, river walks, labyrinth walk. Little Durnford Manor is a substantial grade II listed, C18 private country residence (not open). Camels, alpacas, llama, pigs, pygmy goats, donkeys and sheep are all grazing next to the gardens. ROMSEY GARDENS (Various) 28 & 29 May, 11-5pm £6 Romsey Gardens SO51 8LD Various gardens open in Romsey, all within walking distance of each other. 4 Mill Lane, a garden described by Joe Swift as ‘the best solution for a long thin garden with a view’. King John’s Garden, with its fascinating listed C13 house (not open), has all period plants that were available before 1700; The Nelson Cottage was formally a PH and its ½ acre garden has a variety of perennial plants and shrubs, with a wild grass meadow. The Old Thatched Cottage (C15) has a small garden undergoing further development by new owners. COTTAGE IN THE TREES 28 May, 11 Jun, 3 Sep (1:30 to 5pm) Tidworth Rd, Boscombe Village, nr Salisbury, SP4 0AD Enchanting ½ acre cottage garden, immaculately planted with water feature, raised vegetable beds, small wildlife

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LOCAL CLUBS & GROUPS Downton Bowls Club The club has “come and try” days in the early season with all equipment provided, this proves to be fun and rewarding. During the winter you can WHITEPARISH SHORT MAT come and meet us at our regular BOWLING CLUB fortnightly coffee mornings, with From September through to April delicious homemade cakes; the next we meet on Wednesdays 2.30pm being 9 & 23 March, 6 & 20 April. – 4.30pm & 7.30pm – 9.30pm at These are held in the Clubhouse Whiteparish Memorial Centre, come near the Leisure Centre in Wick Lane, along and enjoy a friendly session of Downton. For more info call Alan non-stressful activity, all equipment Foster on 07788 118204, e-mail provided. Contact Colin on 01722711280 or e-mail


Ebble Valley Short Mat Bowls Club We meet most Mondays at 7pm in Coombe Bissett Village Hall. Suitable for all ages from 10 to about 90! Come and try it, youngsters soon pick up the game and it’s very friendly! Contact David Germain on 01722 718531 or two@ Winterslow Short Mat Bowls Club We meet on Sunday evenings at 7.15pm till 10.00pm at Winterslow Village Hall. Why not join us for a game of Bowls, new members are always welcome. Bowls can be borrowed and full coaching is given. For more info call Alan Eadle on 01980 862918 or e-mail to eadleab@ Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Five Rivers I.B.C. at Tollgate Road Salisbury SP1 2JJ. Ongoing introduction to Indoor flat green bowls. Contact Anne on 01722 334027 to arrange a visit. Alderbury Bowls Club The Green opens on 19th April and welcomes new members of all ages. Tuesday is Club Night, come along from 6pm for a ‘roll-up’ and be given instruction. Bowls provided - just bring a pair of flat soled shoes. Join us in the bar after all that activity for a drink! Call Kay Robinson on 710832 or 36


Whiteparish Breakaway Club This independent group is open to Ladies in the area to join for an interesting speaker; social time and refreshments. We also have the occasional outing. We meet at 2pm in the Memorial Hall , usually on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. For further information please contact the Publicity officer, Sue King on 01794 884129 or email susan. Downton Evening WI Meetings are held on the 3rd Mon of each month at Sherwood Room, Wick Lane, Downton. 7.30pm. For more infocontact Edna Pike on 01725 511332. WHITEPARISH VILLAGE W.I We are a new group, meeting on the 1st Thurs of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Centre in Whiteparish. New members and Visitors would be very welcome. For more info, please contact Jenny Finch on 01722 711698 or email Odstock, Nunton & Bodenham WI Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Venue: Radnor Hall, Bodenham. Time: 10.00am. For further info contact Elizabeth Cutter on 01725 511870.

Redlynch & District WI Meetings are held on the 2nd Wed of each month. Venue: Morgans Vale & Woodfalls Village Hall. Time: 2.15pm. Contact Val on 01725 510850. Landford, Nomansland & Hamptworth WI Meetings are held on the 2nd Wed of each month. at Nomansland Reading Room. 2pm to 4pm. Our meetings focus on a variety of subjects and speakers and include social events and activities. Visitors always welcome. For more information contact Shirley 01794 322681 or email sa.packham@ Alderbury WI Meetings are held on the 2nd Wed of each month. Venue: Alderbury Village Hall. Time: 2.15pm. Visitors welcome. £3 admission for nonmembers, includes refreshments. Probus Club of Sarum (Club for retired & semi-retired men). New members always welcome. We meet 2nd & 4th Fridays each month for coffee, interesting talks & friendship. 10am-12.00pm at Salvation Army Citadel, 6-10 Salt Lane, Salisbury. Come for a free taster! A. Scarfe on 01722 326501 Accord Social Group Every Mon. Venue: The Cathedral Hotel, Salisbury. Time: 8pm. We’re a friendly group of single over 50’s who organise meals out, visits to the theatre, City Hall, occasionally dances etc. For more info contact Mike on 01725 512226 or Pennie on 01722 333582. Social Group Meetings Cathedral Hotel, Salisbury Mon Nights, 8pm – 10pm Social evening drinks and a friendly chat! For single people over 50 years. We also arrange outings, theatre trips, meals out etc. Come and join us you will be most welcome. 01722 333582

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST Whiteparish Garden club Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Memorial Hall in Whiteparish village. We are a lively club with interesting speakers; outings; an annual plant sale and an annual show. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information please contact the secretary, Sue King on 01794 884129 or email Sarum Bridge Club If you want to learn, play social bridge or take part in competitive evenings then Sarum Bridge Club at Stratford sub Castle is the place to go. New members are always welcome, no partner is necessary. Further information at www. or email sarumbridge@ Please register in advance. Coombe Landford, Bissett & Homington Garden Club We meet on 3rd Mon in the month in the Coombe Bissett Village Hall usually at 7.15pm. For further details please contact Louise Hartgill e: or 01722 718388. New members/visitors welcome. Alderbury and District Gardening Assoc. Meetings held on the 3rd Wed of each month. Venue: Alderbury Bowls Club. at 7.30pm. Speakers, outings, annual show, plant sale, social evening with quiz. Annual membership £5. E: or call 01722 711352. Silver Surfer Computer Classes Fri, 9:30 to 11.30, The Friday Café, Redlynch Village Hall. Learn about emails, internet browsing, online shopping, digital photos. One to one training at your own pace. No charge but donation welcome. Details from Paul Bromage 01725 510753 or just pop in.

MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA Downton Community Choir Every Wed 8-9.30pm in term time at Downton Baptist Church South Lane. £5 per session. Friendly mixed voice choir singing a wide range of music from jazz and pop to showtunes. No experience necessary. Salisbury Folk Dance Club Salisbury Folk Dance Club meets on Tues evenings at 7.30pm in St Martin’s Junior School, Shady Bower SP1 2RG. Friendly club, no partner or experience needed. First evening free. Tel: 01980 863024.

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