Wednesday 12th October 2016


15 - Poetry and Untold Stories

12.15pm Lunchtime - Marden House - Admission £3 (Friends free; £1 children)

Winners of the Festival Poetry Competition are invited to read their poems and receive their certificates at this poetry and music event. Music will be provided by Paul Ogden, a musician/composer who lives and writes in Calne. This lunchtime he will be performing a series of piano pieces under the title ‘Untold Stories’, which were inspired by the beautiful countryside and the ancient history that pervades the area of outstanding natural beauty surrounding Calne.


16 - Revolting Rhymes Music Project

The John Bentley School - School workshop - Not open to the general public

A collaborative event which will see a performance of composer Paul Paterson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. In association with Music for Miniatures and Wiltshire Rural Music School, children from local Primary Schools will be given the opportunity to attend the performance at The John Bentley School Hall.


17 - The Bybrook Duo - Violin and Cello Recital

7.30pm - Marden House - Admission £8 (£6 Friends; £1 children)

Violinist, Catherine Chamberlin and Cellist, Lorna Davis, both from Chippenham, met through West Wiltshire Young Musicians and have since gone on to forge successful freelancing careers, performing with professional orchestras nationally. They frequently play together and look forward to sharing some of their favourite pieces with you. From solo Bach, to Handel-Halvorsen's Passacaglia and selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Audrey Currel, a founder member of the Calne Music and Arts Festival.


18 - The Isaac Trio

9.30pm CODA - Marden House - Admission Free

The Festival welcomes back for the second time The Isaac Trio, Gaynor Alford (oboe), Helen Martin (cor-anglais and oboe) and Hugh Pilcher-Clayton (oboe). They will be playing an interesting and eclectic mix of music, ranging from Baroque to Modern. In case you are wondering, the trio is not named after Abraham's son, but Gaynor's pet dog!