Supporters of the Festival

Support the Festival by becoming a Friend of CMAF

Become a Friend and help a wonderful local festival to thrive.
The Calne Music and Arts Festival has been an important part of Calne life for the past 39 years. Funds from our supporters have enabled us to bring an exciting programme of music and art focusing on local talent to Calne for a week every year. But what of future years? We need your help to ensure the continuation of the Festival for the next generation.
The benefits for Friends include:

  • Priority mailing of programme.
  • Free lunchtime concert and reduced price tickets for most other events, from the Box Office, by post or on the door.
  • Invitations to special Friends' events and exhibition previews.

The Friend’s fee is a modest £15.00 per year (£10.00 for students and senior citizens). Becoming a Friend will help to ensure that the Festival is secure for future years.

Cheques are acceptable, of course, but Standing Orders help us even more. If you are a taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid form. Application Form (PLEASE COMPLETE PAGES 2 & 4)

For membership details please contact: Anne Davey, Friends’ Secretary, 12 Fleur de Lis, London Road, Marlborough SN8 2FN. Telephone: 01672 519357.


Thank You!

Calne Music and Arts Festival acknowledges the support of the following:

Chilvester Financial, the main Festival sponsor, Bevirs Law, Calne Town Council, Calne Lion’s Club, Hills Group and Launch2Learning

Calne Music and Arts Festival gratefully acknowledges additional support from the following:
Marden House, The Calne Woodlands Camera Club, The Heritage Centre, Kingsbury Green Academy, Bowood Estate, Arkells Brewery, Bayntun Flowers and Sainsbury’s.

Calne Music and Arts Festival is affiliated to Making Music.


Calne Music and Arts Festival Bursary

2014 saw the first award of the Calne Music and Arts Festival Bursary which went to Annie-Rose Cowdry. The Festival paid for her singing lessons in 2013-2014 and this has helped her progress to the University of Wales in Newport to study Music Therapy

The 2015 Bursary was presented to Matthew Powell to enable him to further his musical development with specialist trumpet tuition. Presented on behalf of Chilvester Financial by Andy Totman

The 2016 award was presented to Georgia Halpin, a sixth form student at The John Bentley School. The bursary paid for Georgia’s piano and singing lessons and helped prepare her for the part of Mrs Potts in the 2017 JBS Summer production of Beauty and the Beast.


War Memorial Project 2014

With the centenary of the First World War in 2014 there is a need, and opportunity, for young people in Calne to connect with this part of their fading local heritage. The Calne War Memorial Project aims to bring back to life the names on our treasured War Memorial. With training in Oral History, pupils from The John Bentley School and St Mary’s School will research names on the memorial and discover who they were in the context of Calne 100 years ago, what happened to them in the Great War and the effect their loss had on Calne during the last 100 years. Read more >