“World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied. So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.” Ernest Hemingway The Winds and Words of War World War I Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library Collection 18… Read More Wake up, America
We are waiting for the re-installation of the Calne bronze pigs sculpture by Richard Cowdy which was stolen on Sunday evening, 10 October by a gang from Swindon; and through the power of social media was recovered and returned. After some repairs to the damaged base, the pigs will be welcomed home to Phelps Parade… Read More What are we waiting for?
Not many visitors to Whitehall Garden Centre at Woodborough near Pewsey realise that the beautiful thatched barn they pass at the entrance is home to a branch of London-based Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd – one of only a handful of craft binderies left in the city. Even if you peep through the windows and see shelves… Read More The healing power of bookbinding
The Marlborough Literature Festival 28 September-1 Ocotber 2017 . BBC Security correspondent Frank Gardner OBE will be talking about his latest fictional thriller, Ultimatum (published in September 2017), the second book in a trilogy. Also appearing are Man Booker Prizer shortlister Graeme Macrae Burnet, local crime writer Jon Stock as well as Will Self who… Read More Marlborough Literature Festival
5 – 10 October 2017 Now in its 42nd Year of bringing new talent and old favourites to Calne. Calne Music and Arts Festival brochure Opening Friday Night! Tickets now on sale at the box office and online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/388202 The Longest Johns deliver a foot-stomping set of sea songs and folk in their own… Read More Calne Music and Arts Festival
At a reception held at Calne Heritage Centre on 24 August, the Mayor of Calne, Councillor Tony Trotman unveiled 12 new permanent exhibition boards. He thanked Calne Area Board for a grant towards the cost and also the late Norman Haines for his legacy to the Hertiage Centre. In front of the new ‘Harristocracy’ board,… Read More On Display