Sunday 14th October 2018


Event 29 - Evensong

6.00pm - St Mary's Church - Admission Free

The end of the Festival will be marked by a service of Choral Evensong in the magnificent 12th century church of St. Mary the Virgin, Calne. For this 100th anniversary of the ending of ‘The Great War’, our guest preacher is Canon Andrew-Studdert Kennedy, Team Rector of the Marlborough team of parishes. He is the grandson of Geoffroy Studdert-Kennedy (alias ‘Woodbine Willie’) who was Army Chaplain in the First World War, a poet and one of the most distinguished Anglican priests of his generation.

Before the service a quarter peal will be rung on St Mary's historic bells. A quarter peal is a set piece of bell ringing, involving one bell ringer for each of the 8 bells. The order in which the bells ring will change 1260 times, each change will produce a unique combination.'



Event 30 - Finalé: Oxford Classic Jazz Band

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

Nick Gill and his trio are among the best opponents of classic jazz in the country today. They feature the ragtime of Scott Joplin and the masters of the Jazz Age – Fats Waller, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin et al. During the interval the prize winners in Art and Poetry will be announced followed by a light buffet. The second half of the evening will be more informal, moving around to talk to people, dancing and whatever takes the mood!