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The Devizes Diary brings you details of events happening in Devizes and Mid-Wiltshire. Read details of upcoming events, or if you're holding your own event, tell us all about it.


Regular Events

Wharf Youth Theatre

With your The Wharf Theatre here in Devizes has survived these recent tricky times. They are are now not only delighted to be opening again with a full season of productions, but are also able to announce that the launch of their very own dedicated Youth Theatre.

The Junior Actors Company will be led by Lucia Pupilli for school years 6-9 and the Senior Actors Company will be led by Lou Cox for school years 10-13. There will also be two standalone summer schools for each age group. 

Head to the website for full information on how to book a place.

Tuesdays Men's Shed

Men's Shed runs every Tuesday from 10 'til 1. It's open to men and women at Needham House in Victoria Road, Devizes, and it's a chance for you to work on community projects, or one of your own.

Wednesdays Devizes Children’s Choir

On Wednesdays from 4.30 to 5.30pm the Devizes Children’s Choir takes place at the Baptist Church Hall Sheep Street. This is a children’s community choir for children from Year 1 upwards. They have been running for just under a year and their aim is to sing for fun and to go out and about in the community. The team sings at local events in the community, and at places like care homes. There are currently 24 children but would like to increase their numbers into their second year. For more information or to get involved call Heather Flower on 01380 722013.

Thursdays Salsa

The Devizes Salsa Classes on a Thursday Night have moved! They are now at Needham House in Victoria Road, so pop along for the best Salsa fun in town, 7.30pm on Thursday evenings.

Saturdays Slimming World

Every Saturday at 9am and 11am, pop along to Slimming World at the Nursteed Centre. Lose weight and feel great. Join the gang and make new friends whilst receiving some great support to help you lose weight.

Every Saturday Karaoke Disco Party

Come along to The Pelican Inn's Karaoke Disco Party, every Saturday from 8pm to 1am. Entry is free, and all ages are sure to enjoy!

First Saturday Each Month Wiltshire Farmers Market

On the first Saturday of the month it's the Wiltshire Farmers Market. It takes place in the Market Square, Devizes from 9am 'til 1pm with local artisan food, crafts and top quality goods available to purchase directly from the producers.






Fri 20 May Music for a Royal Celebration

Get into the musical mood of the Platinum Jubilee with a concert in St Mary’s Church, Devizes, that showcases the Queen’s favourite music, on Friday the 20th of May from 7.30pm

Talented sisters Katja and Laura, who play the cello and violin respectively as the Serenity String Duo, have put together a selection of music for a special programme marking this milestone anniversary.

Classical favourites by composers including Bach, Handel and Vivaldi together with a medley of hymns which the Queen enjoys, will feature in the first half. The second part of the evening will focus on a range of pop classics from Abba and The Beatles to Queen.

It's the perfect playlist to serenade the country’s longest serving monarch! Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets online at, at Devizes Books or pay on the door.

23-28 May Love Song @ The Wharf Theatre

Freddie Underwood is directing this poignant production by Abi Morgan, the author who has also brought the highly successful series The Split, to BBC1.

Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - the story of a middle-aged man who, although in love, feels his love song has never been sung - Abi Morgan's play revolves around one couple at two very different stages of their lives. First produced in 2011, the story introduces us to young lovers displaying all the optimism of youth alongside their older selves who have the wisdom and experience of age, but now face growing old with the ensuing frailties of the human body. Past and present intertwine as the older and younger couples move around each other on the stage, and this poignant piece will take the audience on a journey which ultimately leads back to the belief that…love is a leap of faith...

More details online at

Sat 28 May Antigua Joe

Antigua Joe's returning to Littlebrook, Melksham for one day for the OFFICIAL LAUNCH of his amazing new album 'THE DILLIGAF YEARS, "Take It Or Leave It"' on the 28th May.

Make a note of the date and BE THERE to witness this unique event! ADMISSION FREE in the hope that you will make a DONATION to the WILTSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE. Come along and enjoy the music along with some delicious food & drink from the ANTICO CAFE.


Thu 2 Jun Seend Jubilee Celebrations

Seend is set to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style on Thursday the 2nd of June with Beacon, Band, Burgers and Booze!

The Seend Community Centre is the venue, with live music from People Like Us, the inaugural Beacon Lighting, a BBQ from 6pm and free entry with everyone welcome.

Sat 4 Jun Devizes Trolley Olympics

As part of celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, come along to Hillworth Park for the inaugural Devizes Trolley Olympics! Featuring the Olympic Push, Pull, Dribble & Catch track events, the Omnes Tug of War field event, and the PHAB Push & Walk Marathon. 

It runs from 10.30 'til 4pm on Saturday the 4th of June. Entry is free, there will be Olympic Sideshows for everyone to enjoy, and there's more information at

Sun 12 Jun Lions Classic Cars

The Lions will be back on The Green in Devizes on Sunday the 12th of June for their Classic Car and Family Fun day. Stalls, rides, bar, food, classic cars, American cars, military vehicles and classic motorcycles.


Sun 3 Jul DOCA: Picnic In The Park

Picnic in the Park is DOCA's traditional start to the Festival week. It's a chance for the community to get together in the beautiful surroundings of Hillworth Park.

This year it takes place on Sunday the 3rd of July, from midday to 5pm.

Top quality music, stalls and a bar. You can also buy snacks, ice-creams and hot drinks from the café in the park. Bring your friends and a picnic, and join in for the perfect Sunday afternoon. 

For more information or to get involved, head to

Thu 7 Jul DOCA: Festival Quiz

The DOCA quiz night is great fun with a fully licensed Bar, featuring Quiz Master Don Jones. A long standing DOCA fundraiser with all proceeds contributing to their programme of work. Get competitive with local fans and help support next year’s events.

This is always a popular night with a great atmosphere with tickets available now!

For more information or to get involved, head to

Sat 9 Jul DOCA: Devizes Carnival

Leaving the Green at 5:30pm on Saturday the 9th of July, the Devizes Carnival Procession brings the town alive with vibrant walking groups, floats, bands and more with thousands of people lining the streets along its 2km route. The theme for Carnival this year is ‘Go Wild’. For more information or to get involved, head to

29-31 Jul Devizes Scooter Rally

The Devizes Scooter Rally returns from the 29th to the 31st of July at Whistley Road. A weekend of live music, camping, food vendors and stalls on site. A friendly event, with more information from Devizes Scooter Club on Facebook.



Sat 3 Sep DOCA: Devizes Colour Rush

Originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour”, colour runs and colour rushes have really taken off. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh.

This year's Devizes Colour Rush takes place on Saturday the 3rd of September. Registration is from 5.45 and the race starts at 6.30pm

For more information or to get involved, head to

Sat 3 Sep DOCA: Devizes Confetti Battle

As far as we know Devizes is the only town in the world that has a Confetti Battle tradition. No one can remember the first official battle but we know its roots date back to the old Devizes Carnival in 1913, where confetti and rose petals were thrown by the crowd at people in the procession. The tradition evolved into a fully-fledged battle around 1955 when it was started by Jim Jennings.

This year's battle takes place on Saturday the 3rd of September in the Market Place.

For more information or to get involved, head to





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