Local Events

(All events at the Coronation Hall unless stated.)
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Monthly Village Coffee Mornings.
The coffee mornings are usually on the first Saturday morning of every month, in the Coronation Hall, starting at about 10.00 am to midday. However on some occasions this has to be changed because of another event. 

Coffee Mornings for 2017 are:- 

Next Coffee Morning 28 October
(Note:-  No coffee morning in November because of Early Bird fair at hall) 
Then 2 December 
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Do come along, bring your family and friends,  and meet your neighbours, make  friends with new neighbours and generally hear the village gossip. There are always delicious cakes and things to eat.  Open to everyone in the parish. Visitors are especially welcome.

The  Alton Talks 2017

THE ALTON TALKS 2017: continued in the Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes by popular demand!

2 November 7.30pm: Steve Marshall on Avebury's Sarsen Stones - Where did they come from? 

Were the sarsen stones of Avebury really transported from the Marlborough Downs? The answers to this and other questions may be found in the stones themselves. Steve Marshall has already shown us, in a previous riveting talk at Alton, the importance of springs and rivers in the design of Avebury and its surroundings. He now explores another key factor - the availability of sarsen stone. His equally engrossing talk on this subject will extend to the Vale of Pewsey

7 December 7.30pm: Robert Dunton on The Restoration of St Mary’s Church, Alton Barnes

Prior to the project to restore St Mary’s, little was known about its history. Following fund-raising and Heritage Lottery Fund grant approval, restoration work began just after Easter 2016 and the history of the church gradually began to unfold in more detail. In his talk, Rob Dunton, the architect who oversaw the work, will explain the complexities of the restoration, the grant conditions and their impact, and the new knowledge gained – through the dismantling of the interior, the tree-ring dating of the roof structure and the archaeological monitoring of the excavations.  His talk will be illustrated with photographs showing the process of restoration and the fascinating discoveries made. 

The Talks, in aid of village projects, will be held at Alton Barnes, Coronation Hall, on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 each talk; £21 for all three. Please send sae with cheque made out to ‘Alton Barnes Coronation Hall’ to: 1 The Old Smithy, Alton Priors, SN8 4JX. Tel. 01672 851859.

Sat 4th Nov: EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS FAIR in aid of Save the Children 11.00am-3.00pm.There will be coffee and light lunches and among the many quality stalls will be charity Christmas cards for sale.

Monday 18 December at 6.00
Lantern Carol Singing round the Village:-
Everybody in the village is invited to join in with the special Christmas event.  Meet up at All Saints, Alton Priors, with a lantern and sing some popular carols by candle light.  Then lantern possession round the village stopping off to sing carls at several locations finishing up at the Coronation Hall for a warming soup and other entertainment.   Full details to follow.

2018 Cinema nights:-
New to the Cornational Hall on Wednesday 17 January, Wednesday 14 February (St Valentine’s day) and Wednesday 14 March we have invited Moviola Community Cinemhttp://www.moviola.org to show us some great films. It is hoped that these winter film nights will become  poplar with everyone. Tickets will only be £5.00 each  Full details of films to follow. Please put this in your diary.


Saturday 14 October - “Call my Bluff Wine Tasting

Friday 1 December and Saturday 2 December

The All Cannings Panto Group presents:-