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The Guide - weekend things to do

Bluebells at West Woods near Lockeridge
Bluebells at West Woods near Lockeridge

Lost for ideas for something to do this weekend? Find a snapshot of events for Friday, 14, Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 May 2010 and links to other sites.

Outdoor Events

BBC Wiltshire - Bluebell Walk at West Woods

Bluebells at West Woods near Lockeridge
BBC Wiltshire - Bluebell Walk at West Woods

It's Bluebell time and Wiltshire's woodlands are some of the best in the country for seeing them. On Saturday May 15, BBC Wiltshire will be tramping round West Woods near Lockeridge and you're invited. Meeting at Clatford Bottom Car Park, at 9.45am, the walk will be a two to three mile stroll followed by a pub lunch.

And if you're not up to the walk, the Marlborough Lions have been given special permission to open the road gates for this event so that people can drive round some of the woods.

So, if you're interested in joining the walk head to Clatford Bottom Car Park for 9.45am.

Saturday 15 May at 9.45am.

Days Out

Victorian Food Fayre at the Wilton Windmill

Wilton Windmill
Wilton Windmill - Victorian Food Fayre

In one of their main events of the year, Wilton Windmill - the only working windmill in Wiltshire - will be holding a Victorian Food Fayre on Saturday, May 15.

The fayre not only includes guided tours of the windmill and a Best Dressed Victorian competition but a cooking demonstration on how to cook game by TV chef and author Mike Robinson.

Located near the village of Wilton, off the A338 road between Hungerford and Burbage, The Victorian Food Fayre will be running from midday through to 4.30pm

Saturday 15 May. For more information, visit the Wilton Windmill Society website.

Family Events

Museums at Night 2010

Museums at Night 2010
Museums at Night 2010

Night owls can enjoy a weekend of nocturnal adventures as the Salisbury Museum and the Wiltshire Heritage Museum unlock their doors for this year's after-hours celebration of Museums at Night 2010.

At the Wiltshire Heritage Museum you're promised an after dark preview of the animated film made by young people at the museum, working with Julia Roberts, a Swindon-based animator. As well as a Relic trail around the museum's collections!

Friday 14 May, From 7pm-12am. Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Admission: £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

Whilst at the Salisbury Museum you can watch history come to life as you come face to face with characters from Salisbury's past. Along with lots of sights and sounds to enjoy during this very special evening there'll be a Relic trail around the collections as well as a behind the scenes tour for adults.

Friday 14 May, From 6pm-9:30pm. Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. Booking required.

Visit the Museums at Night 2010 website for more information.

Theatre & Arts

Swindon Festival of Literature - Festival Finale

Swindon Festival of Literature - Festival Finale
Swindon Festival of Literature - Festival Finale

The festival that began at sunrise on the ridge in Lawn Woods, overlooking Swindon, on Spring Bank Holiday Monday reaches a finale on Sunday with a Poems, Pints & Music finale at the Town Hall, Regent Circus in Swindon.

With poems courtesy of Daljit Nagra, Clare Pollard and Luke Kennard; dance provided by Swerve Dance Theatre Company and music (and gravity-defying movement) brought to the stage by members of Dr Schmoo's cool and youthful crew.... it's being billed as a memorable night!

Saturday 15 May. Doors open 7:30pm. Tickets: £8. Visit the festival website for more information.




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