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Saturday 12th October 2019



Event 22: Artist’s Talk

10.00am - Marden House - Admission £4 (Friends & Artists £0; £1 U18s)

Join us for an artist talk with two local and internationally renowned sculptors Patricia Volk and Sarah Purvey, who will be in conversation with Genevieve Sioka, Art Director for the festival and Craft Buyer for the National Trust. There will be opportunities to ask questions and learn from these award winning artists. A must attend for art students and sculpture, ceramics or design enthusiasts. Free entry to students and artists exhibiting in this year's open exhibition.

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances Patricia Volk will no longer be able to join us for our Artist's Talk. However, we are thrilled to announce that two brilliant Calne artists will join Sarah Purvey instead. Join us to hear from Richard Cowdy, famous as the sculptor of the pigs in Phelps parade, and Helen Simmonds, contemporary still life and portrait painter. A must for art enthusiasts and students seeking inspiration.

Sponsored by Calne Lions Club       


Event 23: Sinbad the Sailor with Michael Loader

2.10pm - Marden House - Admission £4 (Friends £4; £4 U18s)

Jump on board an ancient sewn ship, hoist the mainsail and journey across the Arabian Sea to destinations unknown for adventure after adventure with one of the most famous seafarers of all time! Playshop – learn a dance to perform in the show, and swim like a whale, swing like a monkey, squawk like a parakeet Remember to come dressed in your finest Arabian Nights’ inspired cloth.

Suitable for ages 5-10.
2:10pm Playshop then 3:00pm for then main performance

Sponsored by Calne Lions Club       


Event 24: St John's Devizes Choir

7:30pm - Marden House - Admission £10 (Friends £7; £1 U18s)

Directed by Chris Totney, the choir tackle the glories of the English choral repertoire spanning six centuries. Over recent years, they have made three recordings, sung services in ten UK cathedrals and successfully completed its first-ever overseas tour to Latvia. Their Festival performance will include a diverse range of works from the polyphony of Tallis right through to favourites by Parry and Stanford, along with items by more contemporary composers such as Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre.

Sponsored by Calne Lions Club       


Event 25: Andrew Hurst

9.30pm - Marden House - Admission Free

Andrew Hurst studied at the Royal College of Music, before dedicating many years to teaching and performing with ensemble and solo concerts on guitar and lute. His sensitivity to atmosphere and wide variety of eclectic repertoire will make this CODA a perfect way to end your Saturday evening.

Sponsored by Calne Lions Club       


More events for Saturday 12th October

Saturday 12th  10:00am Art Calne Camera Club Exhibition
Saturday 12th  10:00am Open Studio Robert Warren
Saturday 12th 10:00am Open Studio Bowood Carving and Woodworking Club
Saturday 12th 10:00am Art Sean Crampton’s Stations of the Cross
Saturday 12th 10:00am Art St Mary’s Quilt & Flower Festival
Saturday 12th 10:10am Talk Artist's Talk
Saturday 12th 10:30am Art #shetoo – Exhibition by Jen Ford
Saturday 12th 11:00am Open Studio Judith Beeby
Saturday 12th 11:00am Open Studio Wiltshire Ceramic Studio
Saturday 12th 12:00pm Art Open Art Exhibition
Saturday 12th 12:00pm Open Studio Susie Bigglestone
Saturday 12th 2:10pm Children’s Music Sinbad the Sailor with Michael Loader
Saturday 12th 2:00pm Open Studio Jenie MacGregor & Linda Wells
Saturday 12th 3:00pm Art Mac McHugh Talk on Charles Kempe
Saturday 12th 4:00pm Art Open Art Exhibition
Saturday 12th 7:30pm Music St John's Devizes Choir
Saturday 12th 9:30pm Music Andrew Hurst 


Festival Club - Marden House

The wine bar at Marden House  is open before evening events and for interval drinks. Coffee and cakes are also available on weekday evenings after the main event. Light lunches are served following the weekday lunchtime concerts in Marden House. Why not also come and enjoy a late Coda event in a relaxed atmosphere.