July 19 – 30
Salisbury Group of Artists holds an Artist’s Eye exhibition at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, open 6am to 10pm. Free entry.
The ELO Experience celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Out of The Blue album with a concert at City Hall, Salisbury, 7.30pm.
July 29 and 30
The 41st annual Wilton Horse Trials are a chance to see top equestrians in action; a new intermediate route and more sponsors and trade stands than ever before.
The Wiggles Big Show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony play everyone’s favourite Wiggles songs like Hot Potato, Rock-a-Bye Your Bear and Do the Propeller. The show is suitable for all ages, running time 75 to 80 minutes (no interval), at Anvil Arts, Basingstoke.
Rare Productions Youth Theatre Group present Hairspray, the Broadway musical, at The Lights, Andover, Thursday, August 10, 7.30pm.
Mayflower Production’s award-winning Summer Youth project for 2017 is the sensational tale of New York gamblers and the ladies in their lives, Guys and Dolls. Musical comedy with a cast of local young people.
Ellingham Show opens 8.30am to 5.30pm, featuring light horse classes which attract entries from hunters to hackers, Arabs to New Forest ponies, as many classes are qualifiers for national competitions. Showjumping, heavy horse display, livestock, donkeys, horticultural marquee, dog show and more. Show ground is at Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PL
Alex Payler brings sounds of the sixties and seventies to the next Weyhill Electronic Organ Society concert, Fairground Hall, Weyhill, on Thursday, August 17. Tickets £5 in advance, from Just Teasin, 40 Bridge Street, Andover – or £6 at the door. For further information phone 01264 323213 or visit www.weyhill-eos. co.uk.
August 17 to 19
Open air youth theatre performances in the garden of Salisbury Museum, inspired by the current exhibition, British Art, Ancient Landscapes, take place Thursday to Saturday, 7pm, and Saturday 3pm. British Art: Ancient Landscapes includes work by John Constable, JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious, John Piper and others.
September 2 and 3
Summer youth theatre production of the Wizard of Oz featuring 100 young performers at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR. Showtimes 2pm and 7pm both days.
Arundells, the former home of Sir Edward Heath, in The Close, Salisbury, opens its doors for free entry on Thursday, September 7, 11am to 5pm, as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days. This is a chance to see gifts from the likes of Richard Nixon and Chairman Mao. Heritage Open Days run September 7 to 10.
Details on www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Romsey Show, one of the oldest and largest one-day shows in England, where town and country meets, open 8am to 6pm. Heavy horse logging display, sheep show featuring nine different breeds, dog and duck display team, inter-Pony Club jump relay and more.