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)


2019

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury
The King's House, Salisbury, 19 January-4 May
Discover how the city was captured on camera from the 1840s to 1919.
Normal house admission charges apply

Ghost Stories By Candlelight
Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, 16 February, 6:30pm for 7:30
Recover from Valentine's Day with some spooky tales by MR James.
£14 in advance, £16 on door

Marty Wilde and the Wildcats
The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, 16 February, 7:30pm
The British rock'n'roller returns.
£22

Miss Rosie and Moonshyne Runners
Chapel Arts, Bath, 23 February, doors 7:30pm
Classics from the Great American Songbook.
£14 in advance, £16 on door

Chapel Arts, Bath, 2 March, doors 7:30pm
Battle of the tribute acts!
£16 in advance, £18 on door

The Johnny Cash Tribute
The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, 2 March, 7:30pm
Kevin Lovatt performs the Man In Black's greatest hits.
£18

Murder, She Said
Salisbury Arts Centre, 6 March 2019, 2:30pm
Margaret Rutherford plays the tweediest Miss Marple in this 1961 movie.
£5 (with free ice cream!)

Blitz! The Musical
The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, 13-17 March
Lionel 'Oliver' Bart's musical about an East End family in 1940.
See website for times and prices

The Vintage Bazaar
The Corn Exchange, Devizes, 16 March, 9am-3pm
Stock up on vintage goodies – it's a particular heaven for craftspeople, with fabric and notions galore.
£2 adults

Cilla and The Shades of the 60s
City Hall, Salisbury, 21 March, 7:30pm
Victoria Jones stars as Cilla, while the Shades perform other 60s classics by female artists.
£26

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, 5 April, 7:30pm
People of Chippers, get your fill of the finest Jazz Age music!
£22.50

The Vintage Bazaar
Cheese and Grain, Frome, 27 April, 9am-3pm
The bazaar sneaks over the border into Frome (which is rather pretty). Pop along and stock up on sewing supplies and homewares!
£2 adults

Morgan and West's Magic Show for Kids and Childish Grown-Ups
The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, 12 May, 2pm
The time-travelling magicians will enchant your youngsters, and your oldsters too.
£10

City Hall, Salisbury, 24 May, 7:30pm
The day's not over yet, as the 50s-70s rock'n'roll variety show returns to Salisbury.
£27-£29

Vintage Nostalgia Festival
Wylye Valley, 31 May-2 June
Weekend-long festival with music, cars, stalls for excellent shopping, and more. Grab your tent and go camping!
£41 per adult, £12 per child, see website for camping prices

Sun Records, The Concert
City Hall, Salisbury, 15 June, 8pm
Go back to the birth of rock'n'roll, to the label that got the likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins started on their rise to stardom.
£25