WHAT'S on listings for October 5 to 9, 2019


The life of Clara Schumann lunchtime concert at Sarum College. Programme includes music by Robert and Clara Schumann. Artist: Diana Brekalo, Piano. Starts 12.45pm. £12.

Salisbury Cathedral Graffiti Tour. Discover the findings from our ongoing project to record and interpret the cathedral’s medieval graffiti. 2-3pm. Adults £12.50, Children £8 – book online or at our welcome desk. salisburycathedral.org.uk

Group 7 - Preview evening. Welcome show by seven contemporary artists. 6-8pm at the Young Gallery Salisbury (above the library). Info: younggallerysalisbury.co.uk

SALISBURY FRINGE 2019 kicks off at 7pm with a pair of compelling dramas at Salisbury Arts Centre – Rose by Christine Diment and A Shared Breath by Linda Morse, two exciting playwrights from the South West. Free. More info at salisburyfringe.co.uk

South Transept Recital Series: David Owen Norris – Lifting the Lid . Acclaimed pianist, composer and broadcaster will perform some of his signature repertoire and shed light on his extraordinary music career. Following the recital, there will be an auction in aid of the organ fund. Salisbury Cathedral, 7.30-9pm. Adults £12.50, Children £6.


Live Lunch: Salisbury Ukulele Band, in conjunction with Salisbury Pluckers, will be playing a wide variety of music from across the decades on the altar stage, in Salisbury Arts Centre from noon-2pm.

Author, journalist and agony aunt, Virginia Ironside is giving a performance at Coombe Bissett village hall, at 2.15pm. Virginia worked as an agony aunt for more than 40 years at Woman, the Sunday Mirror and the Independent. Supporting the Salisbury branch of Cancer Research UK. Tickets £15 include afternoon tea of sandwiches and cake. Contact Sue Gallagher 07917131702 for tickets.

SALISBURY FRINGE 2019: Various events throughout the day –

Writing Workshop.What makes a great short story? Hale Hall, Bedwin St. 11.30am-1pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

Alchemy. Performance of monologues inspired by the current exhibition, Salisbury Museum. 2-3pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

Fiction Reading. Wiltshire based Creative Writing MA students present their work (with Q&A). Hale Hall, Bedwin St, 4-5pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

Short Cuts. Fringe’s main event – punchy local mini-dramas performed script in hand by professional actors. The Pheasant Inn upstairs. Two performances: 6-7.30pm and 8-9.30pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

More info at salisburyfringe.co.uk


SALISBURY FRINGE 2019: Various events throughout the day –

Poetika at the Fringe. Dramatic poetry from Salisbury’s Spoken Word group. The Pheasant Inn upstairs. 2-3pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

Fringe Scratch Night. Festival edition of the regular monthly Scratch Night. The Pheasant Inn upstairs. 3-5pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

Monologue Mash. Vote for the best submitted monologue. The Pheasant Inn upstairs. 5.30-6.30pm (pay by voluntary contribution).

More info at salisburyfringe.co.uk

Close Encounters. Explore the picturesque Cathedral Close and learn about the vast history and its residents through the era. Salisbury Cathedral, 11am and 3.30pm. Free. Info: salisburycathedral.org.uk


Stained Glass Tour. Come and admire the beautiful stained glass windows at Salisbury Cathedral and discover the vast history and stories behind them. Noon-1pm. Free.

Life Drawing at the Young Gallery. Regular Monday evening life drawing sessions. 6-8pm, above the Library, Salisbury. £9. Book to secure your place info@younggallerysalisbury.co.uk

South Wilts Industrial Archaeology Society. Dan Pascoe: Diving the Invincible – sunk off the Isle of Wight in 1758. Methodist Church, St Edmund’s Church Street, Salisbury. 7.30pm.


Salisbury Local History Group AGM, followed by talk on Woodrows, ironmongers of Castle Street. Salvation Army 7.30pm.

Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour. Go behind the scenes of Salisbury Cathedral works yard and learn about the incredible work of our talented stonemasons. 2-3pm. £17.50 per person – book online or at the welcome desk. salisburycathedral.org.uk

Dave Gorman – With Great Powerpoint Comes great Responsibility Point. Salisbury City Hall. 8pm. Box office 01722 434434 or cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

Britain’s first election boffin – Sir David Butler looks back at elections over sixty years in conversation with Michael Crick (formerly Political Editor of Newsnight and Channel 4 News) at Salisbury Guildhall, 6pm.


GROUP 7 – The jazz band of artist groups in harmony . Young Gallery Salisbury (above the library)

October 5 to 28. younggallerysalisbury.co.uk

The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Kate Wilson, Salisbury Arts Centre. Runs from Friday until November 16.

Ann-Marie James - Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined, Salisbury Museum, runs until January 4.

Rosemary Dickens: Sketching Diary 2019. Signed Giclee prints from the diary. Dinghams Cookshop Cafe, Market Place, Salisbury. October until end of year.

Experiencing Landscape, Joy Hilyer, Sarum College, runs until November 3.



Killer Bunny, The Five Bells, Salisbury, 9pm.

Jaminaround presents: Band of Burns, The Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre, 6pm, £25.