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

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

Apollo 11
Little Theatre, Bath, 28-30 Jun (see website for times)
The story of the 1969 moon landings, told through vintage film and audio.

Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations
Trowbridge Park, 29-30 June
Large event featuring historic re-enactments as well as modern military displays and charity stalls. BJ Big Band and Melksham Rock 'n' Rollers are among the attractions on the Saturday.
FREE

Motorcycle Festival Steaming
Crofton Beam Engines, nr Marlborough, 29-30 June, 10:30-4:30
1920s motorbikes on show alongside the oldest beam engine still working and still in its original building in the world.

Pillow Talk
Little Theatre, Bath, 1 Jul, 11am
Dementia-friendly screening (though open to all) of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedy.

Jaws
Little Theatre, Bath, 1 Jul, 8:30pm
The classic 1975 creature feature back on the big screen.

Splendid Summer Steampunk Steaming

Crofton Beam Engines, nr Marlborough, 29-30 June
Grab your brass goggles; the oldest beam engine still working and still in its original building in the world welcomes steampunks. Performances from Alice's Night Circus and Professor Elemental.
From £14 per adult

Steaming Weekend
Crofton Beam Engines, nr Marlborough, 10-11 August, 10:30-4:30
The oldest beam engine still working and still in its original building in the world fires up.

Goodfellas
Little Theatre, Bath, 11 Aug, 5pm
Superb gangster film covering the 1950s to 1980s - worth seeing for the soundtrack alone.

Crafters and Makers Fair Steaming
Crofton Beam Engines, nr Marlborough, 24-26 August, 10:30-4:30
Admire and shop for arts and crafts alongside the oldest beam engine still working and still in its original building in the world.

Little Theatre, Bath, 25 Aug, 5pm
INDY! Spielberg's brilliant romp about the archaeology professor/treasure hunting adventurer who thwarts the Nazis' plans to steal the Ark Of The Covenant. BRILLIANT.