Saturday 6th October 2017


Event 5 - Children’s Art Workshop

10.00am - Marden House - Admission £3 Child (Accompanying adult free)

This clay workshop will be delivered by an experienced art teacher and all materials will be supplied. Children will learn how to make a simple pinch pot in the shape of their favourite animal. At the end of the session children will be able to take their creations home to paint and varnish. We advise that children bring an apron and wear suitable clothing for the activity. Children 6 - 11 years and accompanying parents welcome. Duration 2 hours.

  Sponsored by Hills



Event 6 - Chris Totney - Organ Recital

12.15pm - St Mary's Church - Admission £3 (Friends free; £1 Child)

Chris Totney is currently Head of Keyboard Studies at St Mary’s School, Calne, a post he combines with the role of Organist and Choirmaster at St John’s Church, Devizes. Chris will frame his recital with two substantial works from the organ repertoire, with items in between marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, contrasted with some more light-hearted numbers.


Event 7 - Priestley at Bowood: Magic in the Airl

3.00pm - The Lansdowne Strand Hotel - Admission £6 (£4 Friends; £1 Child)

An historical, literary, scientific and musical entertainment about the period when Joseph Priestley, discoverer of oxygen, lived in Calne and worked at Bowood. With a little magic and some scientific experimentation, Mr Priestley explores those world-changing years, ably assisted by some of the people (and other animals) who played a part in this ‘Age of Wonder’. From the team behind the CMAF17 sold out show, "Coleridge in Calne".



Sponsored by The Lansdowne Strand Hotel



Event 8

Down the Brahmaputra with Eddy & Pam Lane

7.30pm - Marden House - Admission £6 (£4 Friends; £1 Child)

Our expedition down the mighty Brahmaputra captures the varied wildlife of the National Parks of Assam along with the unique people living in isolated villages on the islands of this great river. A sojourn to the world Heritage Sundarbans National Park in Bengal highlights the many differences between these two very remote areas of India.


Event 9 - Calne Choral Society

7.30pm - St Mary's Church, Calne - Admission £10 (£8 Friends; £2 Child)

Spanning the centuries Calne Choral’s special Festival concert will start with a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. As a stunning contrast the choir is delighted to announce that local composer, James Harpham, has composed a special Jazz Mass for them. This will be the premier of the Jazz Mass especially for Calne Music and Art Festival.