ALTON PARISH COUNCIL

Representing the villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet

Village & Local Events

(All events at the Coronation Hall SN8 4LB unless stated.)

Please scroll down for posters and notices to find all events.

Next Coffee Morning Saturday 


Saturday 1st June 2024

Coronation Hall

Alton Barnes Village Hall


10am-12m


If you have something to sell


Bring and Buy


Homemade Items


Anything you wish to sell


WiFi internet for a working coffee

 

Come and play our new Baby Grand Piano




The coffee mornings and village market are usually held on the first Saturday morning of  every month, in the Coronation Hall, starting at about10.00 am to midday. The coffee morning with a village market is new idea for us - do support it and come along. If you wish to sell or swap some home made jams, cakes, honey, marmalade, (please ensure you home made products have you contact details on the label) 

plants, flowers or even some Bric-à-brac do come to the

Coffee Morning & Village Market. 

For those selling at the market a voluntary contribution to the hall funds would be appreciated. Bring your family and friends, meet your neighbours if you’ve yet to meet them and generally hear all the village gossip. If you want to play the Baby Grand Piano while we drink coffee thats great! There are always delicious 

cakes to go with the tea or coffee. Open to everyone and visitors.  

Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings

cakes to go with the tea or coffee. Open to everyone and visitors.  

Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings





Programme of talks 2024 

All talks take place at Woodborough Social Club

Smithy Lane, Woodborough Pewsey, SN9 5PL


9th January 14.45 AGM and Railway Quiz

13th February 14.45 “Steam Trains Today” by writer and broadcaster Andrew Martin

12th March 14.45 “Railway Memories Home and Abroad” by Michael Porter PVRS

9th April 19.30 “Dorset Branch Lines” by Bob Bunyar (Bath Railway Society)

14th May 19.30 “Canadian Railways” by Alec Thomas PVRS, and Railwayana Auction

11th June 19.30 “An Evening with Railway Photographer Jack Boskett

9th July 19.30 “How the North Warwickshire Line was Saved” by Fraser Pithie

13th August 19.30 “GWR Gas Turbine Locomotives” by Steve Davies PVRS, 

and Photographic Competition

10th September 19.30 “A Scottish Miscellany” 1960s slides 

and films by Michael Clemens

8th October 19.30 “Irish Narrow-Gauge Railways” by Andy Cundick PVRS

12th November 14.45 “The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway” by David Sibson PVRS

10th December 14.45 “Swindon Works: the Collett Years” by Canon Brian Arman

Save this date for the 

Village Flower Show

Sunday 18th August 2024. At the Coronation Hall


For full details, schedule and entry form click below

altonsummershow.org

Or find the Summer Show on 

Facebook



Music for Awhile


July 27 All Saints’ Alton Priors 7.00 pm 

Cubaroque – Purcell, Monteverdi & South America

with Nicholas Mulroy, (tenor) Elizbeth Kenny and Toby Carr (theorbo and guitar)

Maggie Faultless, Rachel Stroud, John Crockatt, Andrew Skidmore


This concert showcases perennial favourites Purcell and Monteverdi with 20th century songs from across South

America - two glorious song-writing traditions that enhance and complement each other. Though separated

by time and distance, they have in common a concern with love, loss, longing and the eternal elements of what

it is to be alive, proving that what unites is more interesting than that which divides. Dramatic and virtuosic instrumental music complements and enhances the songs.

Purcell                     Music for Awhile, Now the Night (from Fairy Queen), The sparrow and the gentle dove, By beauteous

                                    softness, An Evening Hymn, instrumental Fantasias, Hole in the Wall (hornpipe from Abdelazzer),

Monteverdi         Tempro la Cetra

Biagio Marini     Sonata in echo

With songs by     Víctor Jara, Tomás Méndez, Silvio Rodríguez, Ariel Ramírez

                                     “the sheer expressivity of (Mulroy’s) singing was a thing of wonder here. Every phrase, every word was 

                                       turned over carefully so as to heighten the storytelling.” The Times



July 28 All Saints’ Alton Priors  4.00 pm 

Bach Arias and Inventions with Rebecca Leggett (mezzo soprano)

Maggie Faultless, Rachel Stroud, John Crockatt, Andrew Skidmore, Geoff Coates (oboe)


Rebecca is one of this year’s spectacular Rising Stars of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is

already in demand as a soloist in the UK and abroad. Around some of Bach’s most sublime arias, we weave

his Three-Part Inventions in new arrangements, taking us on a musical odyssey.

Sponsored by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation.


Schlafe mein Liebester from Christmas Oratorio

Saget, saget mit geschwinde from the Easter Oratorio

Ach, bleibe doch (BWV11) Ein ungefärbt Gemüte (BWV24) Hochgelobter Gottesohn (BWV6)


Festival tickets are £25 each, including a programme and refreshments

(children under 18 & students free, but require tickets)

To request tickets email maggiefaultless@gmail.com

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