OUTDOOR productions and Take Part family activities are being launched by Wiltshire Creative at Salisbury Arts Centre.

The first event will be an outdoor production of Cloudscapes by Gobbledegook Theatre on Saturday, August 8 held in the grounds of Salisbury Arts Centre.

Audiences will lie back on large beanbags and listen to a specially-recorded audio show through headphones, before visiting the Cloud Museum in a converted vintage horse box.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance at wiltshirecreative.co.uk.

Wiltshire Creative will also be opening a take away summer cafe, which will be open from Tuesday to Friday between 11am and 3pm and on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm, offering a range of hot and cold drinks, baguettes, salads, cakes, cream teas and ice creams. A one-way system, cashless sales and increased cleaning will be in place.

Gareth Machin, the artistic director of Wiltshire Creative, said: “After months of our venues being completely closed, we are delighted to be making the small, but important, step of offering a take away café service and family activities at Salisbury Arts Centre over the summer.

“We can’t wait to see some of our friends, customers and supporters again and are delighted to be playing our part in making Salisbury an enjoyable and safe place to visit.

“We are also excited to welcome Gobbledegook Theatre to Salisbury for our first outdoor, socially distanced show.”

On Saturday, August 29, an outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and Judi Dench, in the grounds of Trafalgar Park near Downton.

The one-off event is to raise funds to enable Wiltshire Creative to continue its work.

Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse currently remain closed for live performances.