EXHIBITIONS, live music and walks.

In an attempt to shake off the Christmas come down and pending January blues, we have compiled a list of just some of the events going ahead in January and spring, 2022.

January 11 until March 5

A quilt with a difference will be on display at Salisbury Arts Centre, showcasing hundreds of hand printed and stitched stories reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instigated by artist Sue Brown, in collaboration with artists Liske Johnson, Louise Asher and Cath Kingzett, the piece consists of hundreds of hand printed and stitched stories lovingly produced by individual artists from across the UK and abroad.

During the last year the quilts which form the piece have continued to grow, as the piece took to its UK tour collecting stories and sharing emotional experiences, reflecting on the last couple of years.

The completed piece can be viewed until March, alongside a selection of artworks created by all four founding artists.


May 9 until 15, tickets from £15

A theme of celebration will be coming to Salisbury Cathedral this spring, with hundreds of flowers marking both the Royal Jubilee and the cathedral’s past, present and future.

Originally intended to celebrate the anniversary of the iconic building’s foundation in 2020, the festival was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so will now bring together several celebratory events.

There will also be space to reflect on the pandemic and the keyworkers who have helped us through these difficult times.

Michael Bowyer, creative director of flowers at Salisbury Cathedral said: “Every church and every flower club in the diocese and local area, from north Wiltshire down to Dorset, parts of Wessex, Guernsey and Jersey, have been invited to participate.

"The response has been terrific and, starting in early 2022, we will be working with these wonderful volunteers in a series of workshops and participatory events, to prepare for the festival in May.”


Salisbury Journal: Hundreds attend Salisbury Cathedral's 2022 Flower Festival launch October 2021- Picture by Amy SherburnHundreds attend Salisbury Cathedral's 2022 Flower Festival launch October 2021- Picture by Amy Sherburn

Tickets from £7

With gardens, museums, and a vibrant coffee shop and retail scene, get ready to explore Salisbury's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks and an optional treasure hunt.

Whether you're visiting Salisbury for the first time, or you want to learn about the city's roots in history, this tour will show walkers the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Salisbury in becoming what it is today.

With roles including following a map, reading directions and identifying clues, this is a fun and social activity for all of the family.


Salisbury Journal: Another cold and beautiful autumn morning at Salisbury Cathedral - Picture by camera club member Stalin SunnyAnother cold and beautiful autumn morning at Salisbury Cathedral - Picture by camera club member Stalin Sunny

January 8 until February 5

A love of painting brought Annmarie Thomas and Heather Miller together in 2018, and now a collection showcasing the pair's work will be on display at Fisherton Mill.

The Affinity Exhibition, described as a friendship forged through paint, demonstrates both artist's styles and influences.

Annmarie has a background in architecture and construction, using painting as an abstract way to break free from constraints and to express her happier self.

Meanwhile Heather is inspired by the natural world, the seasons, water and changing light, all providing rich influences on her work.


January 29, tickets from £6

Friends and Oasis fans came together to form Oasis Maybe - a band celebrating the music and career of the Gallagher brothers.

The band, coming to Chapel Nightclub, is determined to become the world’s premier tribute to Oasis, attempting to capture the sound, look and feel of the band from the 1994-1997 era, inspired by early gigs and huge stadium shows.

Other Chapel live events include Mad Dog Mcrea on February 4, The Skids on February 17, and U2opia on March 4.


Salisbury Journal: Oasis Maybe at Salisbury Live 2020 - Picture by RsaylesphotoOasis Maybe at Salisbury Live 2020 - Picture by Rsaylesphoto

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