What's on in Vintage Wiltshire

A listing of Wiltshire and East Somerset vintage, steampunk and retro events

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

Strictly Modern 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)


 2017!
The Addams Family
Theatre Royal, Bath, 13-17 June 2017
The creepiest, kookiest, altogether spookiest, musical comes to Bath.
Check theatre website for times/prices

Murder Mystery Evening
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 16 June 2017
Play your role and solve the crime!
Prebooking essential - see website.

The Roamin' Jasmine
American Museum, Bath, 17 June 2017
Traditional New Orleans Jazz.
£12, booking essential.

Vintage Home Show
Pavilion, Bath, 17 June 2017, 11am-4pm
All sorts of goodies for your home, from the jazz age to the 70s, sideboards and chairs to ornaments.
£2.50 or £4

Rock Back The Clock
Melksham Assembly Hall, 17 June 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Upbeat Beatles
Civic Hall, Trowbridge, 17 June 2017
Enjoy music from a Faux but nonetheless rather Fab Four.
£19.50

GBH Big Band with Lifted Voices Choir
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, 18 June 2017, 3pm
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf arranged for Big Band.
£15, students/under 18's £5, kid-a-quid £1

Twelfth Night
Salisbury Playhouse, 20-24 June 2017
Shakespeare's classic play is given a jazzy 1920s setting.
£10-£25

Tea Dance
Trowbridge Town Hall, 22 June 2017, 2pm
Shake a leg - an experienced teacher is on hand if you don't know how to dance. They take bookings; I've no idea if it's best to book or walk-ins are okay.
£5 (including tea/coffee and cake)

The Magic of Motown
City Hall, Salisbury, 24 June 2017, 8pm
10th anniversary tour of the show devoted to the music of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and other superb artists.
From £24.50

Steaming Weekend
Crofton Beam Engines, 24-25 June 2017
See the world's oldest still-operational steam-powered beam engines in action.

The Carpenters Story
City Hall, Salisbury, 24 June 2017, 8pm
Celebrating the hits of the 70s duo.
From £21.50

Jazz Age Film: Midnight In Paris
Little Theatre, Bath, 10 July 2017, 6pm
The Little Theatre and American museum are showing a series of jazz age or jazz-age-set films to celebrate the latter's current exhibition. In this Woody allen film, a writer finds he's able to travel in time to the French capital in the 1920s.
£7, £6 concessions, £5 members

Murder Mystery Evening
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 14 July 2017
Unleash your inner Miss Marple/Hercule Poirot on a vintage train.
Prebooking essential - see website.

Steam, cider and sausages
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 15-16 July 2017
Three of Wiltshire's finest products celebrated at this lovely heritage railway.

Cool Britannia! A ride through the swinging 60s
Trowbridge Town Hall, 21 July 2017, 7:30pm
The 20th Century Foxes, who regularly perform at Chapel Arts in Bath, bring their blend of music and fun to Trowbridge.
£10

Kids for a Quid
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 22-23 July 2017
Fun for all the family - at a reduced price.

The Alleycats
Melksham Assembly Hall, 22 July 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Tea Dance
Trowbridge Town Hall, 27 July 2017, 2pm
Shake a leg - an experienced teacher is on hand if you don't know how to dance. They take bookings; I've no idea if it's best to book or walk-ins are okay.
£5 (including tea/coffee and cake)

Steaming Weekend
Crofton Beam Engines, 29-30 July 2017
See the world's oldest still-operational steam-powered beam engines in action.

Carter's Steam Fair
Victoria Park, Bath, 5-20 August
Have a go on gorgeous steam-driven fairground rides - and they're even transported on vintage lorries. This is the funfair of your dreams.

Steam and Vintage Weekend
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 12-13 August 2017
Enjoy seeing all manner of steam and vintage vehicles, as well as the lovely trains.

Jazz Age Film: The Great Gatsby
Little Theatre, Bath, 14 August 2017, 8:30pm
The Little Theatre and American museum are showing a series of jazz age or jazz-age-set films to celebrate the latter's current exhibition. This is the Luhrmann version of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.
£7, £6 concessions, £5 members
Lacock at War
Lacock, 19-20 August 2017
Massive WWII weekend organised by the West Wilts Military Vehicle Trust. The town setting makes this one of the best events of its kind in Wiltshire.

The Reverbs
Melksham Assembly Hall, 19 August 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Steaming Weekend
Crofton Beam Engines, 26-28 August 2017
See the world's oldest still-operational steam-powered beam engines in action.

Tea Dance
Trowbridge Town Hall, 31 August 2017, 2pm
Shake a leg - an experienced teacher is on hand if you don't know how to dance. They take bookings; I've no idea if it's best to book or walk-ins are okay.
£5 (including tea/coffee and cake)

Murder Mystery Evening
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 1 September 2017
Can you work out whodunnit?
Prebooking essential - see website.

Kids for a Quid
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 2-3 September 2017
Kids go cheap on this lovely vintage railway line.


Wartime Weekend
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 9-10 September 2017
Always a wonderful event: a second world war experience with vintage trains too.

Vintage
Melksham Assembly Hall, 23 September 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Steam Gala
Crofton Beam Engines, 23-24 September 2017
See the world's oldest still-operational steam-powered beam engines in action.

Catfish Kings
Melksham Assembly Hall, 23 October 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Halloween Ghost Train
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 27-28 October 2017
Vintage trains after dark, to put some steam into your scares.

20th Century decorative arts auction
Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, 27 October 2017
Pick up something nice for your home.

Rockabilly Western
Chippenham, 28 October
I'm still trying to find out more about this, but the Delray Rockets are definitely playing, and I've got my fingers crossed for a full weekender as it's hosted by the people behind the Eddie Cochrane celebrations.

The Elvis Years
Civic Hall, Trowbridge, 10 November 2017
Multiple costume changes mean you can enjoy the full sweep of Elvis' career in this tribute show.
£20.50

The Kingcats
Melksham Assembly Hall, 18 November 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Santa Specials
Swindon and Cricklade Railway, 25-26 November, 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 December 2017
Father Christmas takes to the rails for some festive fun.

Bye Bye Baby
Civic Hall, Trowbridge, 3 December 2017
Christmas show featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Class of '58
Melksham Assembly Hall, 16 December 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

Super Sonic 70s Show
Civic Hall, Trowbridge, 30 December 2017
Live acts, but a party atmosphere, and all your favourite 70s choons.
£19