Wiltshire Publications

Issue 481 – Acts announced for music festival

The full line up of Westbury’s first ever town music festival has been announced.

Between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th September a truly eclectic programme of music will be performed at venues around the Westbury area. Performances include an ABBA tribute act from Manchester, a mezzo soprano singer from Croatia, a Moldovian pianist and a military marching band, not to mention local talent from popular Westbury bands and talented pupils from Matravers School.
The school will also be unveiling a community art project which they have been running to create a stone sculpture in Victoria Gardens, by the church.
The festival has been a labour of love, produced by a small committee drawn from the town’s Rotary and Lions clubs, assisted by the town council. It is hoped that the festival will become an annual event.
Pictured: Stephanie, Matthew and Richard Evans , with their completed sculptures, which will form part of the Victoria Gardens display.


Friday 25th September:
Abbatime: Leading ABBA tribute band, direct from Manchester. State of Art Sound & Lighting. Supported by: Westbury’s US2 and MGB at Westbury Country Club’s Blue Circle Bar. Starts at 8.00pm. Admission: £12.50 single – £20.00 double
Tickets available from Westbury Country Club or ticket sales outlets
Military Band Concert: Edington Priory Church, Edington, featuring the Brigade of Rifles Military Band under the direction of Captain M Purvey.
The Band of The Rifles appear by kind permission of The Colonel Commandant of the Rifles, Lt. General N R Parker CBE
Commences at 7.30pm. Admission: £10.00 Tickets available from: Edington Priory Church wardens or ticket sales outlets. A few disabled parking places are available at the church car park, please telephone 01373 302956 before the 20th September to reserve.

Town events day: Unveiling of town community sculptures by Matravers pupils, assisted by members of the general public at Victoria Gardens, All Saints churchyard. Commencing at 2.00pm to include a performance by Matravers School young musicians
Westbury All Saints Church: Music of Europe featuring: English organ recital by Stephen Cook; Westbury Choir – Sing Alive conducted by Sian Penlington; Moldavian pianist Nadia Quick; Croatian mezzo-soprano singer Nina Alupii Morton. Commences at 7.30pm, admission £10.00. Tickets available from ticket sales outlets
Sunday 27th September
International Guitar Recital at Dilton Marsh Holy Trinity Church. A performance of well known guitar favourites featuring celebrated guitarist John Mills, and from Holland his partner Cobie on their return visit to Dilton Marsh. Commences at 3.30pm. Admission £6.00 Adults – accompanied children free.
Westbury Heritage Centre; Clean Machine, High Street, Westbury; Crowning Glory Hair, Dilton Marsh; Dilton Marsh Arts Trust; Hair Like Silk, Leigh Park, Westbury; Steeple Ashton Community Shop; members of Westbury Lions and Westbury Rotary Clubs; Wessex Books Market Place; Edington Parish Church wardens
Advance information available from:01373 302956 or Westbury Heritage Centre on 01373 825784.
Information on disabled parking: 01373 302956