Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sei Solo by Exeter House School Students with La Folia

La Folia warmly invites you to share the experiences of the students of Exeter House School and Vocational Centre as they explore the music of Bach and create their own songs and dances in response.

This free event will be the culmination of a three-month project, led by Howard Moody, in which over 50 young people have had a unique opportunity to generate new ideas alongside a world class creative team.

No advance booking required – please just come along and join us.  There will be a retiring collection for La Folia’s ongoing work in the community. If you should require any further details please contact: or phone 07866 622413.

Date: Friday 28th September 2018 at 10.30am
Venue: St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Church St, Salisbury SP1 2HY

The Garden at Salisbury Arts Centre

The Garden is a show designed for learning disabled people to interact and engage with.

A show where taking part is built into the performance, The Garden is an interactive installation that takes participants on a multi-sensory journey through the seasons… smell spring, touch summer, taste autumn and feel winter.

Spare Tyre are a leading UK charity transforming lives through participatory arts.

‘It was a beautiful show. Gorgeous visual, perfect pace, enhancing audio, lovely cast, amazing.’ Audience member

Venue: Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT
Date: Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3 October at 11am & 2pm
Book: Salisbury Arts Centre

Theatre Workshop

Working Creatively with People with Learning Disabilities Led by participatory arts specialists Spare Tyre, this is an introductory skills development masterclass for professional participatory arts practitioners who are beginning to work with, or would like to work with, people with learning disabilities.

The masterclass will explore what you need to consider when engaging learning disabled people in creative practice, accessing their world on their terms. You will develop knowledge of working in a person-centred way using non-verbal techniques.


Venue: Rehearsal Room, Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA
Date: Thursday 4 October from 11:00am – 4:30pm
Book tickets: Salisbury Playhouse

Is It For Me Event

Find out about the activities and support available for older people living in Salisbury at this event organised by the older people’s team at Salisbury Medical Practice, on the 2nd October, from 10am-1pm, at Fisherton House, Salisbury Medical Practice.

This is a free event, with tea, cake and advice and information on offer.

For more information, contact Katy on 01722 333034 or email her:

Monday 1 October

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre is working in partnership with the Salisbury Area Board and the local Older Person’s Champion to mark International Day of Older Person’s on Monday 1st October.

All over 55s are warmly invited to come along and take part in the many free activities designed specifically for older people.

The programme includes aqua fit sessions, a guided walk, free advice and chair based exercise classes from the centre’s Active Health programme on stroke care, cardiac care, and falls, a range of walking sports activities, and free blood pressure and health checks.

Also at the centre will be a range of advice and information stands from the NHS, Citizen’s Advice Wiltshire, Healthwatch, Age UK. the Bobby Van and a new Live Well project for older people.

This day forms part of a free fortnight of activities for over 55s to mark Silver Sunday 2018.

For more information, please contact Karen Linaker on 01722 434697 or email


Silver Sunday in Salisbury

Silver Sunday is hosting a fortnight of free events in Salisbury from 25 September to 8 October 2018. It is a chance for older people to meet old friends and make new ones trying out a whole range of activities at many venues across the City.

View the SilverSunday2018 programme for full details.

This programme has been co-ordinated by Irene Kohler, Older People’s Champion for Salisbury, with the support of a grant from the Salisbury Area Board of Wiltshire Council.

Please telephone 01380 727767 to request AgeUK Wiltshire for transport for Salisbury Silver Sunday events.

Child Immunisation Focus Groups

Would you like to help shape and improve the future delivery of the child immunisation service?

Wiltshire Parent Carer Council are inviting parents and carers to express their views and opinions about children’s immunisations on:-
Thursday 27th September at Grasmere House Hotel, 70 Harnham Road, Salisbury, SP2 8JN. Session runs from 10.00am to 1.00pm and tea and coffee will be provided.

There are only 12 places at the focus group so early booking is advised.

This is an important opportunity to share your opinions, experiences such as the challenges you may have faced, and ideas and suggestions you may have to help shape and improve the future delivery of the child immunisation service. Parent carers can claim travel and childcare expenses if attending these events.

You can book online here.

Child Immunisations Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Stage 65 Youth Theatre

Stage 65, Wiltshire Creative’s Youth Theatre, offers weekly workshops, end of term performances, productions on our stages and a range of discounts to anyone aged 4-25 years.  These workshops are a fantastic opportunity if you want a career in theatre, or even if you would just like to meet new friends and take part in the arts.

Workshops take place at Salisbury Playhouse, Exeter House School and Wellington Academy, Tidworth (11-18 years old).  Fees are outlined on our registration forms (reduced membership rates and bursaries are also available).

If you would like to join Stage 65 youth theatre or know someone who might, contact the Take Part department at or complete the online registration form below.

If you would like to join Stage 65 youth theatre please complete the online form here.

Visit Wiltshire Creative website for full details about Stage 65 youth theatre.

Divoky Riding School in Shepton Mallet

At Divoky Riding Centre, they welcome adults and young people with disabilities and their highly experienced team can provide safe and enjoyable lessons for any level of rider. They have a great selection of horses and ponies available for your lesson, or they can teach you on your own horse if you prefer.

They run weekend sessions and weekday sessions, which can be suited to complete beginners, novices and/or competitors. At the club children are split into ability groups for riding lessons.

They are located at: Divoky Riding School, Manor Farm, Downhead, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4LG. For more information please call on: 01749 880 233 or email: