Saturday 7th October 2017


Event 4 - Nick Cope Songbook for Children

10.30am - Marden House - Admission £3 (£2 Friends; £1 Child)

Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter, and has over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s. He now writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents from all over the world. Nick performs all over the UK at all the major art and music festivals including Edinburgh fringe. If you haven’t heard his songs about dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith or seen his shows before, come and find out what you’re missing


Event 5 - Coleridge in Calne

3.00pm - The Lansdowne Strand Hotel - Admission £5 (£4 Friends; £1 Child)

Poetry, songs, quips, quotes and local stories tell the tale of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Calne, featuring the Wiltshire History Man, Nick Baxter, and songs performed by Michelle Sheridan-Grant. A leading figure of the Romantics, Coleridge lived in Calne at the time of Waterloo, and took a keen interest in local events while writing his meditative classic, Biographica Literaria. Accompanied by the ballads of Thomas Moore, the 19th century Irish bard, who lived and is buried in Bromham.


Event 6 - Calne Choral Society

7.30pm - St Mary's Church, Calne - Admission £10 (£8 Friends; £2 Child)

Following the success of their performance of the Karl Jenkins Requiem last year, Calne Choral return with the much-loved Requiem by Fauré. Just to show the choir’s repertoire is not restricted to the requiem, this will be contrasted by Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo by Michael Flanders (of Flanders & Swan fame) & Joseph Horovitz! This jolly work has immediate appeal and can be enjoyed by audiences from age nine to ninety.