What’s on in the Village & Local Events 

(All events at the Coronation Hall unless stated.)
Please scroll down for posters and notices to find all events.

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Monthly Village Coffee Mornings. 

Saturday 1 June.

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. Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings.

Friday 14 June 
Lime-wash Working Party -  
All Saints’ Alton PriorsJune 2pm-6pm

Come and join experts from the Churches Conservation Trust to discover the ancient art of lime.
Traditionally used for plastering, rendering, filling and finishing, lime is still the material of choice today. Your help to lime-wash some of the interior of the church will be very much appreciated.

Welcome and demonstration at 2pm, painting 3 – 6pm (stay for as little or as much of this as you like) Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Parking and toilets available at the Village Hall Contact: Ed McGregor emcgregor@thecct.org.uk, 07872 502118 in advance if you can help

Village Flower Show 

Saturday 22 June 

At the Coronation Hall

Bring your own home grown or made flowers, vegetables, cakes and jam and enter the village flower show. 

8.00am – 10am             Hall open for staging of exhibits 

10.30am – 1pm             Judging

2.30pm.                         Open to the public 

3.30pm 5.00pm.            Prize-giving, followed by Auction Close 

Click below to download the Schedule, Show Rules and Timetable.

Schedule of Classes and Entry 

Show Rules, Cups and Prizes and Timetable

Music for Awhile 24th Summer Festival 6th and 7th July

All Saint’s Church, Alton Priors. Download booking form click here.

May 18th  6:00pm St. John the Baptist, Chirton, near Devizes Another Cecil King recital of music by the Bach Family given by  Ellen Bundy (violin)  and Olwen Foulkes, (recorders) with Benedict Williams (organ)   http://chirton.net/one.html

June 1st 7.30pm  Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes, (recorders) with Benedict Williams (organ) at the Old Moravian Church  www.tabeadebus.com    www.olwenfoulkes.co.uk    www.benedict-williams.com  For tickets   hobbes.eventebrite.com 

July 6th & 7th MUSIC FOR AWHILE 24th Annual Summer Festival at All Saints', Alton Priors  If you haven’t already come across our two solo singers I recommend looking them up,  and you are in for a treat! They will be joined by some very familiar MFA musical faces.

July 6th 19.00  a concert of Purcell, Handel and others featuring countertenor Robin Blaze  http://www.rayfieldallied.com/artists/robin-blaze

July 7th 16.00  Bach in the Afternoon - including Bach’s miraculous wedding cantata O Holder Tag for soprano. We have the great pleasure to welcome Julia Doyle  http://juliadoylesoprano.com

September 27th and 28th  Music in the Vale of Pewsey - at Alton Banes & Stert  After a successful first year, we are holding the second  Weekend of Music in the Vale of Pewsey this year. More details will be available in the Summer.

27th September an evening of Mozart chamber music for strings and wind at the Coronation Hall Alton Barnes, including the horn quintet and the quartets for strings and oboe/flute

28th September - a Cecil King recital of music by Bach and his Circle in St James Church, Stert,  with cellist Jonathan Manson joining Maggie and others. 

July 7th 4.00  'Bach in the afternoon’  including the wonderful wedding cantata O Holder Tag sung by Julia Doyle  http://juliadoylesoprano.com  with the Music for Awhile ensemble directed by Festival Director:-  Maggie Faultless

Tickets from John MacAuslan at email:- j.macauslan@btinternet.com

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s taverna while husband Sky is away in New York.  Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers.
“It’s down to cannily cast diva Cher, playing Sophie’s maternal grandmother Ruby Sheridan, to really raise the roof as she does singing Fernando in duet with her lost love (played by Andy Garcia). The moment white-wigged Cher steps out of her helicopter on the jetty in that sparkling, sun-drenched bay, she owns the movie hook, line and sinker and virtually nothing else exists. Or at least until Meryl Streep appears singing My Love, My Life in that famous cliff-top church and instantly reduces the audience to floods of tears. In a replica of The Winner Takes It All showstopper in Mamma Mia!, it’s a stunningly bravura moment that will live long in the memory.”  Radio Times
“To sum it up in one easy sentence: if you loved the first film, you’ll certainly adore this one.”  The Upcoming