FREE outdoor summer events are being held in Tidworth and Salisbury this July and August.

Wiltshire Creative has announced a programme featuring theatre, music, dance, sheep herding and more.

Events are being held in Tidworth today (Saturday July 24) and again on Wednesday July 28. 

Tidworth Encounters

Tidworth Encounters is two days of family events this month which start today with pop-up performances around Tidworth town centre.

July 24

  • The Pram by Fool’s Paradise 10am12noon and 3pm
  • lbatross Fly By by Tall Tree Theatre 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

July 28 

  • Tidworth Family Fiesta, which includes a circus skills workshop from Circus Wessex (10.30am, 1pm and 3pm)and performances of Sophie and Marie Nüzel’s botanical dance show The Greenhouse (10.30am, 1pm and 3pm). These events take place in the grounds at Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road. 

August events in Salisbury 

Throughout weekends in August, Wiltshire Creative continues its summer programme in the grounds at Salisbury Arts Centre,including theatre, circus, exhibitions, and music.

August 7

  • Flock by Swish Boing, a cooperative and interactive show which draws on traditions of playground and street games.

August 14

  • The Whale – Plastic Ocean by Circo Rum Ba Ba, where weird and wonderful nautical characters embark on a journey to explore our oceans and take audiences with them.

August 21

  • Lively dance duo Kapow Dance will then present Grow, a dance performance which celebrates the power of growth and rejuvenation.

August 28

  • The programme concludes with Open Air Music, an afternoon of live music in the grounds of the Arts Centre showcasing local talent.

Pottery at Home

Wiltshire Creative is also offering the opportunity to get creative with the return of Pottery @ Home packs, giving families and young people the chance to get crafty from the comfort of their own homes.

The packs are recommended for ages four plus and cost £8 each, which covers the cost of the first firing.

They can be collected from Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday August 14 and are available to buy here.

Helen Taylor, External Relations Director at Wiltshire Creative, said “It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to offer free entertainment in Tidworth and in the beautiful grounds at Salisbury Arts Centre again this August giving everyone the opportunity to experience live theatre after so much screen time over lockdown.

"It is incredibly important for us to continue to share our work across the county and we have had really lovely feedback from our family audiences who have been able to take part over the last few months.”

These latest events come after the success of City Encounters back in May. 

Louise Dancy, Take Part Director of Wiltshire Creative, added: "We are delighted to be building on the success of City Encounters in Salisbury back in May and, particularly pleased to be connecting with our communities in Tidworth with an accessible offer available to everyone."

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