Thursday, 3 December 2009

PCT exhibition at the Town Hall - Friday 4 December

There is an exhibition at the Town Hall about the plans for the Primary Care Centre and a retirement village to be built on Quaker's Walk on Friday from 4-7pm.

Monday, 30 November 2009

New Devizes book launch!

The launch for the new book by Matthew McMurray on the history of Samuel Powell's House - no 8 Long Street - is being held at the Museum at 7pm on Tuesday 1st December. Come along, meet the author, and get your copy signed!

For more information or to order your copy, see the page on the Museum website.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade - Nov 27

This Friday sees the Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade. An exciting evening with lots of things to see and do, including the Lantern Parade from 6.15 and the switching on of the Christmas lights. Full details are available here.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Crammer repair appeal

The Gazette and Herald has a story about the launch of an appeal to rebuild the wall of the Crammer. Hope the money is raised quickly!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Help build Stonehenge – in a Day!

Come and help Stonehenge expert Julian Richards build Stonehenge at Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Long Street on Sunday 30 August 2009. Everyone will be able to help construct (out of cardboard and wallpaper) and decorate Trilithons and bluestones to recreate a smaller version of Stonehenge. The activity will take place in the Museum car park - or in the Lecture Hall if this summer's 'Barbour queue' weather continues. Come along at any time between 11am and 3pm. Entry is free.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Wiltshire's highest point on BBC Countryfile

This Sunday's Countryfile finally solves which of the hills on the downs above Devizes is the highest - Tan Hill or Milk Hill.

You can find out the answer by watching the programme on BBC iPlayer (until 30 August).

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Devizes International Street Festival - Bank Holiday Monday!

It's the 10th anniversary of the festival and it will be the biggest ever with an evening finale of fireworks, lights and music presented by The World Famous. It's a big, family event, with continuous all day programme of international Street Arts and live music, kids entertainment, food, drink and festival stalls.
Bands include: No 1 Station, Gee Baby I Love You, Shooglenifty and the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band. The Street shows will include: Fraser Hooper, Nakupelle, Chapeau Magique, Musical Ruth, Bedlam Oz, Bicycle Ballet, Alice & Alice, Raz'Bitumes and many many more.

Full information at the Devizes Festival website.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Devizes Carnival Programme launched

The programme for the Devizes Carnival and International Street Festival has now been launched! Lots of things to see and do from the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Wiltshire Council Area Board launched

Monday night saw the first meeting of the Area Board of Wiltshire Council. Chaired by Laura Mayes, over 100 people were able to voice their priorities for the new Council in the Devizes area.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Stonehenge exhibition at Museum

Wiltshire Heritage Museum is hosting, FOR THREE DAYS ONLY, English Heritage's exhibition about the selected location for the new visitor facilities at Stonehenge.

It was recently announced that Airman's Cross had been chosen as the location for new visitor facilities at Stonehenge. Details of the new site, and proposals for the closure of the A344 are outlined in the exhibition.

Come along and let English Heritage have your view on the proposals.

Details of the proposals can also be viewed at

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Wadworths Beer Festival - Saturday 18 July

Taste a selection of Wadworth beers at the Wadworths Beer Festival, including special festival ales. There will also be live music, Hog roast, childrens games, barrel making demonstrations and tours of the new brew house, and cider and soft drinks will also be available

Tickets £5 in advance and £6 on the day. Entry includes a Wadworth half pint glass and 2 x 1/2 pint beer tokens.

Fore more details go to Wadworths website.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Queen Victoria is getting ahead

The statue of Queen Victoria that used to be at the corner by Quickfit is now in the garden of the museum. A sculptor, Geoffrey Stephenson, is preparing a new head for the statue, and was at the museum on Friday completing his clay model before he starts carving. Once completed, the statue will be moved to the almshouses on Victoria Road.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Food and Drink Festival launches on Saturday!

This Saturday is the start of the Food and Drink Festival. It starts on Saturday 18 June by taking over the Market Place for a cook-off between master chefs! For the full programme, see the Festival website.

Flowers for the War Memorial

Devizes Town Council have just put new flowers into the flower beds alongside the War Memorial. Admire them the next time you are in Long Street!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Website for Devizes begun

A group of people in Devizes, led by Devizes Development Partnership, have agreed to create a website for the town. The inital stage will be a holding page, and will then move to be a focal point for visitors to the town and a portal for the local community.