What's on in Vintage Wiltshire

A listing of Wiltshire and East Somerset vintage, steampunk and retro events. From 1920s jazz to big band swing to rock 'n' roll and even swinging pop, if it's (roughly) Victorian to 1960s, and within or very close to Wiltshire, I'll cover it here.

Please note: I do my best to keep this listing up to date, but can’t guarantee its accuracy. I’ve linked to official websites where possible, so please double-check details on those before heading off to an event.

This listing is done on a no-fee, purely voluntary basis. I started it to give local events a boost. If you’re running an event in Wiltshire or the Bath area that you think would fit in, please email the details to crinolinerobot AT yahoo DOT com - if it’s suitable, I’ll add it to the list.

Whatever sort of vintage you love, you can find it in Wiltshire!
REGULAR EVENTS 
Bath Vintage and Antiques Market
Green Park Station, Central Bath
First and last Sunday of every month.
Free entry

Antiques and Collectors
Cheese and Grain, Frome, from 9am
Every Wednesday
Free entry

Swindon and Cricklade Railway 
Blunsdon, near Swindon
Wiltshire’s only heritage railway runs steam trains every Sunday, and heritage diesel trains on Saturdays from April to October. Check website for details.

Motorcity
Komedia, Bath
Soul, funk, Motown and disco, every Saturday

Ginger Jive
Civic Centre, Trowbridge
Learn to jive, every Monday in the heart of Trowbridge. No partner or experience needed.
£7 per class

Lindy hop lessons with Swingout Swindon
Term-time classes on Thursdays at Buckhurst Park Community Centre. Check website for experience levels and also special workshops during the summer break.
£5 per class


ONE OFF/IRREGULAR EVENTS (in date order)

Side By Side: America and World War I
American Museum, Bath, 17 March-28 October
Exhibition exploring the relationship between America and Europe, and the stories of the Americans who served in the Great War.

Crooners
Civic Centre, Trowbridge, 5 October, 7:30
A comedy musical in which three very British gents attempt to defend crooning in our modern world with heaps of 50s-style big band swing.
£24.50

Shoulder Arms
American Museum, Bath, 20 October, 6pm-12 midnight
To tie in with the museum's WWI exhibition, and for the film's 100th anniversary, a showing of Charlie Chaplin's silent comedy Shoulder Arms.
£10

Bo Walton and Red Alert
Melksham Rock 'n' Roll Club, Melksham Assembly Hall, 20 October
Live rockabilly.

Salisbury Vintage Market
Guildhall Square, Salisbury, 26 October
Pop along and rummage through vintage and bric-a-brac with live musical accompaniment.

Halloween Ghost Train
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 26-27 October, 6pm-8:45pm
Wiltshire's heritage railway gets spooky after sundown.

Vintage Bazaar
Cheese and Grain, Frome, 27 October, 9am-3pm
Fabrics, clothing, accessories and more.
£2 adults

End of WWI Centenary Party
Consti Club, Chippenham, 11 November, 5:30pm
Vintage music and a traditional fish and chip supper.
£10

Vintage Bazaar
Corn Exchange, Devizes, 17 November 2018, 9am-3pm
Fabrics, clothing, accessories and more.
£2 adults

The Heartbeats
Melksham Rock 'n' Roll Club, Melksham Assembly Hall, 24 November
Three-man rockabilly band performing live.

Santa Specials
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 December 2018
Take steam the train to Santa!

The Downtown Daddyo's
Melksham Rock 'n' Roll Club, Melksham Assembly Hall, 22 December
Rock and roll your way to Christmas.