In March2021

There are lots more online events planned in Wiltshire this coming month. March sees a line up of erudite online talks, exciting virtual cookery classes and excellent art exhibitions from our friends across Wiltshire. And don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday 14 March. That little lot­­ should keep you busy!

Merchant's House Marlborough

Virtual Talks and Lectures

Use the time spent at home this lockdown to learn about something new. There are some exciting upcoming online talks this March from some of Wiltshire’s top museums and galleries. The Spring Study Series at the Merchant’s House focuses on 19th century history and art, with sessions this March covering topics like the Pre-Raphaelites and Christian Architecture. Tickets cost £12. Come along to learn more and to support this superb 17th Century Silk Merchant's House in Marlborough. Or you could join members of Bath Textile Artists as they discuss their work currently on display in Chippenham Museum's latest online exhibition Loose Threads. Responding to the Collection: A discussion with Bath Textile Artists takes place on Saturday 6 March and is free to attend. Finally, anyone interested in our local area’s prehistoric past will enjoy building a new chronology for the Mount Pleasant mega-henge, a talk from Wiltshire Museum in Devizes featuring Dr Susan Greaney from English Heritage, taking place on Thursday 11 March.

Food and Drink

On 6 March, you can take part in an online wine and cheese tasting thanks to Bluestone vineyards. You will be sent a pack including two local wines and two local cheeses to try on the night. Alternatively, grab your apron this March and learn how to create exciting new recipes from the comfort of your own home with a virtual cookery class. You’ll be sent the ingredients list in advance so you’re ready to go on the day. The Farm Cookery School will teach you how to perk up your pasta on 3 March or how to create your own Mexican chilli on 10 March. But if you’d prefer not to cook, there are plenty of Wiltshire food and drink businesses offering takeaway throughout lockdown. Sunday roasts, indulgent baked goods, gourmet meals, fresh fish and traditional takeaways; there are lots of options to choose from to treat yourself this month. 

A host of yellow daffodils

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday 14 March 2021, we’ve put together some ideas of how to treat your mum this lockdown Mother’s Day! Gift vouchers, tasty treats and more – find out what to do for Mother’s Day this year.

Virtual Art Exhibitions

Enjoy beautiful online art exhibitions this March. The Lungs of the Earth is an online exhibition of painting, mixed media, drawing and installations all looking at the critical connection between humans and trees, inspired by Westonbirt Arboretum. Meanwhile (as mentioned previously) Chippenham Museum hosts Loose Threads, a collaborative exhibition with Bath Textile Artists that celebrates the heritage of Chippenham and the surrounding area. And if you haven’t had a chance to look at Salisbury Cathedral’s virtual tour of their Spirit and Endeavour exhibition yet, now is the time! The exhibition features work from some of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Antony Gormley, Shirazeh Houshiary, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross, Stanza and Mark Wallinger. Launched in 2020 to celebrate 800 years since the foundation stones of the Cathedral were laid, Spirit and Endeavour is available to view online until April 2021.

We hope we’ve given you some useful inspiration for things to do during March 2021, thanks to the lovely museums, galleries, cookery schools, attractions, and restaurants across Wiltshire. And we hope to be able to invite you back to visit our timeless county once more before too long. In the meantime, why not take a virtual trip to Wiltshire.




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