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MON 11 - SUN 17 JUNE

Salisbury Art Trail, Salisbury, to Sun 17 June

After a three-year break the celebrated Salisbury Art Trail returns. Featuring 75 artists across 50 different venues in the local area. Venues taking part include Salisbury Library, Salisbury Cathedral and Fisherton Mill. Luckily, you have plenty of time to visit all of the stunning art work at the display will last two weeks. fishertonmill.co.uk

 

Der Fleigende Holländer, The Longborough Festicval Opera, Moreton-in-Marsh, Mon 11 & Wed 13 June

painting ship stormy sea

Inspired by the legend of the flying Dutchman and the composer’s experiences of a particularly rough sea crossing, Der Fliegende Holländer was Wagner’s first step from opera to music drama – with music that seethes and rages like a terrific storm. lfo.org.uk

 

Broadway Arts Festival, various locations, Broadway, to Sun 17 June

In the late 19th century Broadway was awash with artists, writers and musicians – and its annual arts festival channels the creative heritage of this über-pretty Cotswold village superbly. Former Labour MP and new director of the V&A Tristram Hunt will be giving a talk (calm down at the back there ladies), and there’ll also be workshops, theatre, exhibitions and activities for the kids. broadwayartsfestival.com

 

A Franks or 2, Alex & Adrian Franks Exhibition, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, Wed 13 June to Sat 14 July

Father and son Alex and Adrian come together to exhibit their artistic abilities. Newcomer Alex uses traditional print techniques in combination with darkly comic themes discussing the relationship between reality and dreams, while Adrian, veteran exhibitionist at Fisherton Mill, shows a collection of work inspired by line and shape. fishertonmill.co.uk

 

DIY Wedding Flowers, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell, Wed 13 June

Josephine from Josephine’s Fabulous Flowers will be holding a workshop on how to build your own flower crown for your special day. Because you will be a princess! tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk

 

Mining Perceptions, Sally Fawkes & Alex Ho, Chapel Arts, Cheltenham, Wed 13 to Sat 30 June

artwork

Glass artist Sally Fawkes and compose, Alex Ho have come together to create a multi-sensory exhibition to explore the relationship between human kind and nature. Yes, it’s cerebral, but it’s good for you. thechapelarts.com

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show & Dirty Dancing, Open-Air Cinema Festival, Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Fri 15 & Sat 16 June

Cult classics Rocky Horror and Dirty Dancing are showing at historic Cotswold Airport. Say goodbye to cramped cinema seats, kick back your car seat and relax at this drive-in cinema. After all “nobody puts baby in a corner!” cotswoldairport.com

 

Cinderella, Ballet Cymru, Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, Fri 15 June

ballet dancers full moon

Prokofiev’s Cinderella brought to life by the award-winning Ballet Cymru – this is not to be missed as Ballet Cymru always likes to do things a bit differently, so expect to be surprised in a good way. rosestheatre.org

 

Big Girls Don’t Cry, 10th Anniversary Tour, City Hall Salisbury, Sat 16 June

God I love these guys….Experience the iconic sounds of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons performed by a brilliant cast and live band. Oh, what a night….Somebody stop me now. cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

 

Top Gun, The Alfresco Film Company, Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, Sat 16 June

outdoor screen bean bags people

BBQ , booze, Tom Cruise in aviators and the Muddy Award-winning Cowley Manor. Sounds like a pretty good Saturday night. Just add a balmy summer night and we’re away! alfrescofilm.co.uk

 

Bee Day, Mompesson House, Salisbury, Sat 16 June

Meet local beekeepers, scoff honey and learn how to keep bees. nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Blue Sky Festival Comedy: The Scummy Mummies Show, The Pound Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham, Sat 16 June

Guaranteed belly-laughs for parents who relate to baby farts, pelvic floor exercises and fish fingers all too well. Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson’s brilliant take on parenthood and its far-from-glamorous reality. poundarts.org.uk

 

The Tempest, Bowood House & Gardens, Bowood, Sat 16 June

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present The Tempest in classic rhythmic Shakespeare style. An all-male cast promise brilliant characters, hilarious comedy and a heart-warming love story. bowood.org.uk

 

Darkside The Pink Floyd Show, Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, Sat 16 June, 7.30pm 

Loving the sound of this tribute to the prog rock band that knows how to blow your mind with music. Seven musicians will play tracks from Pink Floyd’s massive back catalogue from the early days of founder Syd Barrett (anyone else out there love the super-trippy Arnold Layne?) through to later iconic albums including Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of The Moon. And a dramatic laser light show will be all part of the package. darksidefloydshow.com

 

Father’s Day Ale & Whiskey Tea, Lucknam Park, Chippenham, Sun 17 June

The perfect afternoon to thank all the dads out there. Enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea with a selection of Ale and Whiskey. lucknampark.co.uk

 

Father’s Day Joust, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Sun 17 June

Knights in shining armour, swords, jousting, Henry VIII and his six wives – it’s all here for a heroic Father’s Day that will keep the offspring entertained too. sudeleycastle.co.uk

 

Yoga Day Retreat, Highway Hill, Calne, 17 June

Does what it says on the tin! Book here

 

STEAM Museum, Father’s Day: Carvery Lunch, Swindon, Sun 17 June

Treat Dad to a guided tour of Swindon’s Steam Museum learning about the history of the railway workers and even getting the chance to handle original railway pieces. Then end the tour with a roast stuff-up. steam-museum.org.uk

 

Father’s Day – Big Machines, Roves Farm, Swindon, Sun 17 June

Dads go free at Roves Farm on Father’s Day – get up close and personal with farm machinery, tractor rides and small furry animals. rovesfarm.co.uk

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