What's on in Vintage Wiltshire

A listing of Wiltshire and East Somerset vintage, steampunk and retro events. From 1920s jazz to big band swing to rock 'n' roll and even swinging pop, if it's (roughly) Victorian to 1960s, and within or very close to Wiltshire, I'll cover it here.

Please note: I do my best to keep this listing up to date, but can’t guarantee its accuracy. I’ve linked to official websites where possible, so please double-check details on those before heading off to an event.

This listing is done on a no-fee, purely voluntary basis. I started it to give local events a boost. If you’re running an event in Wiltshire or the Bath area that you think would fit in, please email the details to crinolinerobot AT yahoo DOT com - if it’s suitable, I’ll add it to the list.

Whatever sort of vintage you love, you can find it in Wiltshire!
REGULAR EVENTS 
Bath Vintage and Antiques Market
Green Park Station, Central Bath
First and last Sunday of every month.
Free entry

Antiques and Collectors
Cheese and Grain, Frome, from 9am
Every Wednesday
Free entry

Swindon and Cricklade Railway 
Blunsdon, near Swindon
Wiltshire’s only heritage railway runs steam trains every Sunday, and heritage diesel trains on Saturdays from April to October. Check website for details.

Motorcity
Komedia, Bath
Soul, funk, Motown and disco, every Saturday

Strictly Modern Jive
Civic Centre, Trowbridge
Learn to jive, every Monday in the heart of Trowbridge. No partner or experience needed.
£7 per class

Lindy hop lessons with Swingout Swindon
Term-time classes on Thursdays at Buckhurst Park Community Centre. Check website for experience levels and also special workshops during the summer break.
£5 per class



ONE OFF/IRREGULAR EVENTS (in date order)


 2017!



Terror in Tinseltown: Murder Mystery Dinner
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 15 December 2017, 7:30pm
It's 1925 and tragedy is about to strike at a masquerade party in Hollywood. Can you solve the murder as you dine?
£40 inc dinner

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Chapel Arts, Bath, 15 December 2017, 7:30pm
A crooning cabaret with the 20th Century Foxes.
£17, £15 in advance

The Class of '58
Melksham Assembly Hall, 16 December 2017
Rock'n'roll band. Hosted by Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club.

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show
Salisbury City Hall, 16 Dec 2017, 7:30pm
Festive hits from the 1950s-70s, plus comedy in the rock'n'roll variety show.
£26/£24, see website for concessions

The Singing Ringing Tree
Little Theatre, Bath, 17 December 2017, 1pm
I haven't seen this myself, but people who saw this East German production based on Grimm's fairy tales when the BBC showed it on kids' telly in the 1960s recall it as the stuff of nightmares. Find out for yourself!

Trowbridge Town Hall, 21 Dec 2017, 2pm
Come and shake a leg and enjoy a cuppa. Teacher Mike Freke is on hand to help out if you don't know your foxtrot from your quickstep.
£5 inc. tea and cake

Super Sonic 70s Show
Civic Hall, Trowbridge, 30 December 2017
Live acts, but a party atmosphere, and all your favourite 70s choons.
£19


2018!
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Salisbury Playhouse, 12 January 2018
The ever-popular big band returns to Salisbury.
£22

Morgan and West, Time Travelling Magicians
Salisbury Playhouse, 16-20 January 2018
Magical fun with the 19th century magicians.
£13.50

Tea Dance
Trowbridge Town Hall, 25 Jan 2018, 2pm
Come and shake a leg and enjoy a cuppa. Teacher Mike Freke is on hand to help out if you don't know your foxtrot from your quickstep.
£5 inc. tea and cake

Trowbridge Town Hall, 22 Feb 2018, 2pm
Come and shake a leg and enjoy a cuppa. Teacher Mike Freke is on hand to help out if you don't know your foxtrot from your quickstep.
£5 inc. tea and cake

Crooners
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 8 March 2018, 7:30pm
Three modern crooners perform classic songs such as Fly Me To The Moon and Beyond The Sea.
£23.50, see website for concessions and discounts

Trowbridge Town Hall, 22 Mar 2018, 2pm
Come and shake a leg and enjoy a cuppa. Teacher Mike Freke is on hand to help out if you don't know your foxtrot from your quickstep.
£5 inc. tea and cake

Vintage Nostalgia
Stockton, 1-3 June 2018
Discounted early bird tickets for this lovely vintage festival are now on sale.