Friday 12th October 2018


Event 20 - Primary School Choirs

12.15pm - The John Bentley School  - Admission £3 (Friends Free; £1 Child)

Primary school choirs from Calne and the surrounding villages will come together, under the direction of Ursula Barham, to delight us once again with their performance of popular and topical songs.


Event 21

Unnatural Selection with Katrina van Grouw

7.30pm - Marden House Committee Room - Admission £7 (£5 Friends; £1 Child)

Unnatural Selection is a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding - the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man, and is a seamless fusion of art, science, and history. Join Katrina van Grouw for a talk about Darwin, evolution and selective breeding, discuss the challenges and rewards of her work, and relate some interesting tales of anatomical preparation.

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Event 22 - Pip Utton in "Playing Maggie"

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

Not merely a reflection on how to portray this lady but a live audience with Margaret Thatcher. Pip Utton IS The ‘Iron Lady’! Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her?  Not for Pip to decide, only to portray. She divided the nation like no other politician. Hear her philosophies, her inspiration and her logic. Known throughout the world for spellbinding portrayals of Adolf, Churchill, Dickens, Chaplin, Hancock and many others. ‘Maggie’ is probably Pip’s greatest challenge yet. Pip not only becomes Margaret Thatcher but risks taking audience questions, and answering them as Maggie!


Event 23 - Beards of a Feather

9.30pm CODA - Marden House - Admission Free

Two well-known and much loved local characters, the Rev. Bob Kenway and James Harpham have come together to produce a fascinating programme of poetry and jazz. It will feature Bob’s lyrical, prize-winning poetry plus elegant jazz music written by Ellington, Coltrane and Miles Davis and played on piano and various things being hit, blown or plucked by the inimitable James Harpham.


Festival Club, Marden House

The wine bar at Marden House  is open before evening events and for interval drinks. Coffee and cakes are also available on weekday evenings after the main event. Light lunches are served following the weekday lunchtime concerts in Marden House. Why not also come and enjoy a late Coda event in a relaxed atmosphere.