Line-up announced for Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend

Line-up announced for Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:27pm 20th May 2020.

3 minute read

More details have been revealed about a huge online weekend to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Salisbury Cathedral.

Events are due to take place online across next weekend (Friday 29th - Sunday 31st May) to replace some of the activities that should have taken place in the city this year. 

We're promised things like live music sessions, yoga, family workshops, sports training, quizzes, talks and virtual exhibitions all based around the theme of movement.

That's to reflect the physical, engineering and spiritual movement of Salisbury Cathedral from Old Sarum to its current site back in 1220.

Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend Logo
Online events are planned for Friday 29th - Sunday 31st May 2020


We've been getting more info on what we can expect to see online through the Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend, as we get closer to it all.

Partners like Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire & Swindon Sports Partnership, Wiltshire Creative, Chalke Valley History Festival, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury Literary Festival and city's History Festival are coming together to put on activities. 

Some well known local names will also be taking part across the weekend too.

Phil Harding Salisbury
Salisbury resident and history expert Phil Harding will feature in the weekend's activities

The highlights for the Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend include:

  • Phil Harding - archaeologist and Time Team favourite talking about the fascinating history of Salisbury 
  • Jenny Pearson - local author of the Waterstones Children's Book of the Month, leading a kids literary workshop 
  • The Deloreons - the city favourites will bring the party as part of the Salisbury Live's 20th-anniversary sessions
The Deloreons 2020
Salisbury's Deloreons will perform online for us to celebrate the city's anniversary
  • John Glen - MP for Salisbury helps discuss how 21st-century cities can benefit all their citizens
  • Tom Holland - historian talks on the stories of Sarum old and new 
  • Pezzaz Street Soccer and Wessex Futsal club will keep us moving with football sessions
  • Alex Taylor of Girls Live Fit and Kids Love Fit will lead exercise classes for all ages

More details about the timetable of events for the Big Weekend will be available on the Salisbury 2020 website as we get nearer to the events. 

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