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Five Fringe Fest

Sponsored by MJ Church

10th August - 17th August 2019

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Taking place in the villages of Ford, Mountain Bower, Upper Wraxall, North Wraxall and The Shoe. For exact locations look for The Five Fringe Fest Logo. To book places, contact...

(Dance) ...

(Silk Painting) ...

(MV2 Concert) ...

(The Final Fling) ...

(Ridley’s Cheer) ...

(the Walk) ...

(Poetry) ...

(Film) ...

(Gardeners Questions) ...

(Stuart Barnes) ...

(Wild Girls in Paris) ...


An exhibition of local artists, photographers, sculptors, embroiderers etc. will take place at Gabriella Knight’s showroom in Upper Wraxall 10th to 17th August. Open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm. Admission Free.


Rural Crafts

A demonstration of rural crafts – weaving, spinning, basket making, peg loom rugs, needle felting  etc. - will take place at Shire Hill Farm (not the main farmhouse but on Shire Hill itself), Saturday 10th August 10am to 1pm. Admission Free.



A series of dance tasters will take place in the Community Hall, North Wraxall.

Saturday 10th August

10.15am Zumba Gold. Free

11.45am Salsa. Free

Sunday 11th August   

10.15 Children 4 to 6 years old. Free

11.15  7 - 14 years old. Free


Sunday 11th August

3.30pm Tango. £5

Saturday 17th August

10.00am Regency. £5


Silk Painting

A silk painting class will be held at Maggs Farm, Mountain Bower. Silk and equipment

will be provided. Admission £10 to cover materials. Saturday 10th August 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Please book your place with Keren Worsnop



There will be two special concerts – one at the beginning of the week, and one at the end:


MV2 comprise Mary Johnston, the well-known violinist and Vanessa McKeand, the equally talented harpist.

They will play Classic, Celtic airs, French melodies, Scottish and Irish jigs, Flamenco, Tango, Beatles ….

St James’ Church, Saturday 10th August 7.30pm. Admission £12 to include wine and canapés.


The Final Fling, will be a Spectacular of local talent at the Community Hall. There will be a party afterwards to wind up the Festival - Saturday 17th August 7.30. Admission £10 to include wine and fork buffet.


Children’s ‘Design your own T-shirt’ and painting workshop

Bring along a plain white T-shirt and take one home showcasing your own design.

Paint with the help of established artists at Maggs Farm, Sunday 11th August 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Admission Free.


Tour of Ridley’s Cheer Garden

A guided tour with gardening advice from Anton Young, Take Five’s gardening writer, at Ridley’s Cheer

in Mountain Bower. Sunday 11th August, 2.00pm to 3.00pm. Admission free but limited numbers,

so book with



The Famous Five romp in the woods. In conjunction with the Monday Moaners walking group an

historic walk around North Wraxall on woodland paths not normally open to the public, led by

Patrick Shervington. Start at Church Cottage Monday 12th August 10.00am, 5 miles, Free.


Poetry in the Garden Evening

‘Poetry to Love – Verse that has moved me’ at Dahl Al Misfir in Park Lane, Ford.

Monday 12th August, 7.30 onwards. Admission Free.



The film club will be showing Woman in Gold at the Community Hall, Tuesday 13th August, 7.30. Admission £5 or free to film club members.


Gardeners’ Questions

A panel of experts, including Derry Watkins and Anton Young, will try to solve your tricky horticulture problems. Feel free to bring along your wilting, dying or dead plants! Community Hall, Wednesday 14th August 7.30pm. Admission Free.


Stuart Barnes in Conversation with Patrick Shervington

Rugby, wine, journalism and travel … and they’re just for starters. There will be a mid-evening interval when Stuart will sign copies of his latest book Sketches from Memory. Books supplied by Corsham Book Shop. Community Hall Thursday 15th August 7.30pm. Admission Free. Early arrival advised.


‘Wild Girls in Paris’

Dr Allan Phillipson will give an entertaining, illustrated talk exploring Paris and some of its most famous and notorious female inhabitants. Community Hall, Friday 16th August. 7.30pm. Admission £5.

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