Can you spare 15 minutes to take part in the Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count? It’s easy to identify the butterflies you see and submit your sightings with the free App and ID chart.
Every count helps us asses the impact of environmental change on wildlife and identify the fastest declining species. Please tell us how butterflies are faring in your area so we can target research and conservation work where it’s needed most.
The Salisbury Museum are pleased to announce that the Festival of Archaeology will be taking place over the weekend of 13 and 14 July, and hope that this will be of interest to parishioners. There will be a showground of living history, ancient crafts and lots of activities for children, as well as a programme of expert talks (which can be booked online through our website) and full details can be found here: https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-archaeology-2019
See attached flyer or website for details and booking tickets – www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway/2019forum
Follow in the footsteps of famous artists, writers and photographers who were inspired by what they found along The Ridgeway, including Robert Macfarlane, Thomas Hardy, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Fay Godwin and others.
- You can look forward to a morning of talks from Anna Dillon, landscape artist, about her Ridgeway series and the famous Nash brothers, and also from James Crowden about his Wessex Ridgeway poems and memories of the Chilterns Ridgeway in the 1970s. Mike Pringle will be telling us about Richard Jefferies, a great nature writer who loved The Ridgeway and whose influences can be seen in today’s writers.
- There are afternoon workshops on nearby Whiteleaf Hill, famous for its chalk cross, exploring outdoor sketchbooking, photography and poetry. Alternatively, there is a tour of the church and historic village.
- There will be a small exhibition of creative work inspired by The Ridgeway as part of the Swire Ridgeway Art Prize competitions.
- A BBQ lunch is being provided by Orchard View Farm.
This event is for beginner and professional artists, writers, photographers and others interested in exploring the creative inspiration that can be found in the countryside. We want to raise awareness of The Ridgeway National Trail and encourage people to enjoy the Trail and contribute to its creative heritage.