The winter nights might be gloomy but the air is filled with excitement and magic.
Actress Phoebe Thomas talks to View about circus skills, family and flying high as feisty Hetty Feather at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Multi-award-winning actor Guy Masterson returns to Salisbury, a city he loves, with his solo performance of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Valley News’s sports writer Andy Datson tackles women’s rugby, and art is in the frame with Simon Howden, Sally Edwards and Canadian artist David Spriggs, who is filling Messum’s Wiltshire at Tisbury with his celebration of light.
Soffia Pugh visits the home of the Christmas card – Orstone Manor Hotel in Devon; and don’t miss Riverford’s tips on planning this year’s Christmas feast.
Wiltshire Community Land Trust Chairman Trevor Cherrett and Patron of Reading Julia Edwards talk about their new books; and the Russian State Ballet of Siberia prepares to visit Hampshire as part of its next UK tour.
The Christmas countdown is on – find local festive events in our two-page Out and About guide and don’t miss this month’s competition to win £200 to spend at Weird Fish.
The nights might be dark but the spirit of Christmas burns bright!

Best wishes, Paula Tegerdine

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