21 February 2024

What’s on in Salisbury this weekend

If you’re struggling to return to a five-day working week, or maybe you have some serious post-Jubilee weekend blues – do not fear.

There are plenty of fun events happening across the city this weekend to lift your spirits. Here’s what’s on.

Listen to some FREE live music at Salisbury Live in the Square
This Friday, head on down to the Market Square for a day of free live music with Salisbury Live.

The evening will be headlined by the local sing-along sensations – The Deloreons, plus lots of other local favourites including young SHIFT artists such as the talented Becca Maule, Tikkerz, Unholy Phish, The Few, Halfsharp, Charley Westing, Brodie Risby, and Wulfin.

Expect street food, a Real Ale Bar, cocktail bar, Pimms bar, a children’s fairground, ice cream, and coffee. The day starts at 12pm with live music all the way until 10.30pm.

Watch an orchestral performance in Salisbury Cathedral
On Saturday 18th June, join Bath Philharmonia for a unique orchestral concert full of exploration, escapism and positive energy.

For this performance, the orchestra will perform classical delights including Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

Superstar saxophone soloist Jess Gillam will take to the stage to perform John Harle’s Flare and mesmerizing highlights from her album Time (no. 1 in the official UK Classical Charts) and Harriet Mackenzie (violin) introduces Rebecca Dale’s sumptuous Soay.

Tickets are £22. For more details and where to purchase tickets here.

Laugh along with comedy in the Cathedral Close
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them for the sparkling comedy, ‘As You Like It’.

Taking place in Rack Close in the Cathedral Close this is a truly magical setting to see this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all-male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

Bring your own picnic to enjoy during the show. There will be light refreshments available to buy at the venue by card only. Bring your own picnic blankets and/or some low backed seating.

Shows take place on Friday 10th June at 7.00pm, Saturday 11th June at 2.00pm and Sunday 12th June at 7.00pm. Tickets are £22.

Browse the Salisbury Craft and Gift Market
On Saturday 11th June from 10.00am until 4.00pm local crafters from Wiltshire and the surrounding areas will showcase their products at Salisbury’s Guildhall.

Entrance is free to all customers.

Salisbury Guildhall

Karaoke and disco at Huntsman Tavern
Sing the night away at the Huntsman Tavern on Gigant St, Salisbury, with karaoke and disco night from 8pm on Saturday the 11th of June.

Expect drinks deals all night to warm your vocal chords and tunes from DJ Dave Tuck.

Solve the Midsummer Murder Mystery at Cholderton Farm
On Saturday the 11th of June the UK’s Premier Murder Mystery company, Murder One, will bring an evening of thrilling mystery to Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm.

Tickets cost £45 per person and include a night of clue solving entertainment, a delicious four course summer-themed dinner and a cheese board with a great selection of cheeses, crackers and chutneys.

To book your place, click here.

Head on down to Salisbury Racecourse for a family fun day of racing
Finish your weekend in style with a fun-filled family day out with exciting racing and lots of free entertainment for the children to enjoy.

The first race of the Cathedral Stakes Family Fun Day at Salisbury Racecourse begins at 2.05pm and the last race is 5.35pm. Gates open at midday for families to come and enjoy the fun.

Adult admission prices start at £10. Accompanied children aged 17 and under get in FREE to all Salisbury race days. For more information and tickets, click here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Photography – Salisbury Racecourse

Get talking at SHIFT’S Kitchen Island Conversations
On Saturday 11th June 2022 Wiltshire Creative’s young voices will be taking to the stage at Salisbury Arts Centre to talk about some of today’s big topics.

The climate crisis and its relationship to the arts will be the focus of Kitchen Island Conversations. A variety of artists and activists both from the local area and further afield will join panelled discussions, all hosted around a portable kitchen island.

Throughout the day workshops will be run by artists in response to the conversations that take place. The session-specific workshops will on a first-come-first-served basis, and the drop-in workshops will be running throughout the day. Find out more about the workshops here.

Tickets start at £10, Under 25s go FREE.

Learn to play the ukulele at a fingerstyle ukulele workshop
Sharpen up on your ukulele skills at this finger-style/classical ukulele workshop on Saturday 11th June at 2pm.

The class will look at playing arpeggios and simple chord melody pieces. Attendees must be able to read tab and will need to bring their own ukulele, and something to put their music on.

Book here.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty