Thursday 1st October 2015

 

01 - Opening of the Festival

Private Viewing - Art Preview

7.00 pm - Marden Housel - Admission Free to Friends, Artists and invitees

The formal opening of the Festival and the Art Preview. This evening is open to Festival Friends, invited guests and exhibitors to view the Art Exhibition while enjoying a glass of wine.

The Festival will be officially opened by Clive Farahar, the antiquarian book seller and broadcaster, who has lived in Calne for 30 years, and who makes frequent appearances on the Antiques Roadshow.

Sponsored by Bevirs Solicitors

 

02 - A Decent Girl

7.45 pm - John Bentley School - Admission £5 (£3 Friends, £1 Children)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE WILL NOW BE AT JOHN BENTLEY SCHOOL STARTING AT 7.45PM

“Speak up! It is 2015! - Women have earned the right to speak!”

How is it that in the USA there are more men named John running big companies than women, regardless of their name? And how is it that when women have publically questioned these inequalities they have received death threats through social media? How is it that some of these threats were from other women?

Following on from John Bentley Community Theatre’s success at last year’s Festival with Our Town (a musical written about Calne itself), A Decent Girl explores the pressures on young women today in the wake of advancing technology and social media, whilst looking back at stories of women throughout history. A Decent Girl is at times funny, tragic and eye opening, and above all else brutally honest.

Not suitable for under 12s.