Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008




 TEST 20/08/09

Welcome to the 2008 Festival. As always our Committee have done an excellent job in putting together a varied and interesting programme. There is the usual emphasis on local talent and connections, a distinguishing feature of our Festival, and within that a wide variety of events. There is music from classical to jazz and folk, dance and poetry (have you entered your piece?) and a photographic display in the Heritage Centre as well as the main art exhibition in Marden House which is such a well-loved element in the week.  

The theme this year is 'English Perspectives' encompassing both art and music. It is the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams's death and his music will be featured in a number of events.

Unlike many others, Calne's Festival relies largely on its own financial resources and could not succeed without the support of its patrons and sponsors to whom we give our thanks. Rising costs have necessitated some increase in ticket prices this year but the Festival continues to give excellent value for money. And the ever-popular Codas continue to be free!

The Committee under the leadership of Tim Browne has again done an excellent job in creating this attractive programme. Our heartfelt thanks are due to them and all who will be working over its duration to make the Festival again the success which we have learned to expect. 

Please study this programme and get along to enjoy the many delights on offer! 

Peter and Marigold Treloar
Festival Presidents

The wine bar is open before evening events and for interval drinks. Coffee and cakes are also available on weekday evenings. Unfortunately, owing to changes in licensing laws we shall be unable to serve alcoholic drinks on the Tuesday or Wednesday. Come and enjoy a late Coda event in a relaxed atmosphere (see programme for details). Light lunches are also served following the weekday lunchtime concerts.

The Box Office is at Calne Information Centre, Bank House. Tel. 01249 814000 
The Box Office runs from Monday September 15th to Friday 10th October. 9.00am to 4.00pm weekdays, 9.30am to 12 noon on Saturdays. Make sure you purchase tickets for events on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th before the Box Office closes on Friday 10th. 
Please note the Box Office staff will not reserve or hold tickets or deal with postal bookings. Tickets must be paid for and collected at the time of booking. 
Postal bookings can be made from 1st September.  
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Friday 3rd October

Festival Opening, Folk Session

Saturday 4th October

Street Entertainment, Calne Choral, Celebration Jazz

Sunday 5th October

Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance, Piano Quartet, Gaulois Brothers

Monday 6th October

Piano Recital, New Scorpion

Tuesday 7th October

Marlborough College, Colin Howard, Belly Dancing, Calne Baroque

Wednesday 8th October

Organ & Poetry, Helicon Ensemble, Calne Silver Band, 
Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Barbershop

Thursday 9th October

St Mary's Staff, Sambuca, World Music Choir

Friday 10th October

JBS Performing Arts, Opera Sulis, Against the Grain

Saturday 11th October

Vaughan Williams Concert, Découpage, Apollo Wind Ensemble

Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano

Full Programme (10Mb)

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Calne Music and Arts Festival Society is a registered charity. No. 276875