1 The Circle Dance is at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon, today. Organiser Matt Holland says: “As we join hands in a circle to dance, we connect and experience community. Circle Dance both creates and expresses the mood of people together.’’ The dances will be varied. There will be simple earthy village dances from Greece or Eastern Europe; celebratory choreographed modern dances; profoundly spiritual dances performed to the sounds of Celtic or classical music. “Wherever the dance is from, it is what it brings to the circle ‘in the moment’ that brings the joy, energy, connection, release, peace, and healing,’’ he said. The music comes from all over the world. Over the weekend, there will be an underlying theme of dance to express the seven chakras, or energy centres in the body. The dances will be suitable for beginners and experienced dancers alike. “Having a feeling for movement is a help, and yes, there are steps to learn, but we’ll do so step by step, and will repeat certain dances over the weekend.’’ Saturday afternoon will be free time to relax, walk or have a sauna. Dee and Nawal are international circle dance teachers. Their style is clear, inclusive, profound, and playful. Tickets are £175 - £195 from 01793 771080.

2 Circus Funtasia rolls into Chippenham, at 12pm, in Monkton Park, Chippenham today. Funtasia is a modern, fast-paced circus with state of the art lighting, an up to date soundtrack and choreography. The new 2018 show features Globe of Death motorbike riders, heart-stopping Wheel of Death, fire-breathing stunts, aerialists, wire walkers, powerful hand-balancing, dynamic jugglers, thrill-seeking acrobats, fire-breathing stunts, thrill-seeking acrobats, tightrope walking, tumbling tricks, plus the return of the famous clown Emilion - The Geek is back! This family show promises laughter and surprises for all ages until Sunday, July 8. Tickets are available from 07706 168507, www.circusfuntasia.co.uk or on the door.

3 Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally and Country Fair puffs into Wiltshire tomorrow and runs until Sunday, July 8. The rally has steam engines, vintage vehicles, a sheep show, fun dog show, arena shows, clay pigeon shooting, tractor pullers, military vehicles, lawn mower racing, archery, fairground organs and falconry. The food village and Box Steam Brewery Beer Tent are open for refreshments. For the young ones there is face painting, a fairground, craft tent and a dedicated children’s area. Tickets are adults £10, children £5 and family £25 for a day. http://www.heddstocksteam.co.uk/

4 WRDEUP Music Festival kicks off from 2pm, tomorrow, at The Rec, Highworth. The annual music festival is suitable for all ages and family friendly. Swindon dance school Danzone will be giving lessons and demonstrations of freestyle jazz dance. There will be glitter, facepaint and tattoes from Festiface. Bill Danter’s Funfair will be a lot of fun for the little ones, along with learning circus skills. The food zone offers a host of different foods to temp the taste buds including BBQ and pizza. Swindon folk band Splat The Rat will be joining a line up of The Roughcut Rebels, The Dirty Smooth, Rae Elias, Young Vintage, The Secret Police, The Will Smith Experience and headlining will be Earth Wind For Hire. Tickets are adults from £12 with kids going free. For more details visit: www.wrdeup.org.uk

5 Stratton Festival Dog Show takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 7, from 12pm, at Grange Drive Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Swindon. All funds raised will be donated to Dogs Helping Kids, the chosen charity for 2018. There will be eight classes including child handler and best rescue classes. From 1pm it is Class 1 - Puppy, 1.15pm: Class 2 - Child Handler, 1.30pm: Class 3 - Prettiest Girl, 1.45pm: Class 4 - Handsomest Boy, 2pm: Class 5 - Golden Oldie, 2.15pm: Class 6 - Pairs, 2.30pm: Class 7 - Best Rescue, and finally at 2.45pm Class 8 is for the Dog with the Waggiest Tail, always a favourite. Other family friendly activities in the festival include RAF Spitfire flypast, stalls, children’s activities, fun fair, community stalls, beer and cider tent and music. For the young ones there is a Circus Workshop, Make Your Own Slime, Face painting, Henna tattoos, George Scarrott’s Fun Fair, Bungee Run, Plant a seed and arts and crafts. For more details call 01793 82 55 25 or visit https://strattonstmargaret.gov.uk/stratton-festival-2018/.

6 Teresa’s School of Dance presents One Night Only, tomorrow, from 7.30pm, in the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. One Night Only is a show with a wide variety of dance routines to suit all. Dance styles performed include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and break dance. The show is upbeat, modern and fun and gives students the chance to showcase their talent. A show guaranteed for the whole family. Teresa’s School Of Dance offers a wide range of classes in various styles to suit all ages and abilities. The professional and friendly dance school has been running classes in Swindon for more than 10 years. Summer is the main show and then in December the drama class take leading roles in a pantomime at the Ridgeway School. Tickets to the summer show are £12 from 01793 524481.

7 Some hot stuff is going on at a Cheese & Chilli Festival from 10am, at Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, tomorrow. There will be more than 100 trade stands selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as crafts. Also on the day there will be fun for all the family with: pig racing, falconry displays, Punch & Judy, balloon modelling, magic shows, a treasure hunt, free garden games, children fun rides and inflatables, cooking demonstrations and talks from well known guests including Chilli Olly. There will also be a crowd pleasing chilli eating competition, a chilli sauce taste competition, judged by the audience in the Taste Tent, and the Man v Food challenge. Tickets are: Adults from £6, concessions from £4 and children free. Fore more details visit 07776 255199.

8 Meet Our Machines Family Event, begins at 11am, tomorrow, at Westonbirt The National Arboretum, (A433 three miles south east of Tetbury), Tetbury. Free after admission. It is a special family event at the Tree Management Centre and for younger children, there is a chance to have a go at arts and crafts events, or for big kids to take up the throw line challenge. You can even have a go at sitting in the John Deere tractor or Westonbirt buggies! It is also on Sunday and free after admission. For mums and dads there is a Windsor Chair Making Course from 9am. For more details call 01842 814612 or visit https://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-events.

9 Family Fun Day & Football Tournament kicks off at 10.30am, on Sunday, at Swindon Rugby Ground, Greenbridge Road, Swindon. The event is part of Brighter Futures’ annual fixture, celebrating 70 years of the NHS. There will be bouncy castles, children’s games, stalls including Flamingo prints, Diddy Dresses, Sparkle and Stone Jewellery, handmade clothing and gifts, hair accessories, Usborne Books, Partylite Disney meet & greet, raffles, lucky dip, tombola, sand art and glitter tattoos, and face painting. After trying out all that some refreshments can be found at a BBQ, or sweets stall, cupcakes, ice cream van, tea, coffee soft drinks and alcohol.

10 Swindon singers are tuning up for the JTPTrust Summer Gala Concert called Chasing Rainbows. Students from the Trust showcase their voices from at 7pm, in the Hawksworth Hall, Steam Museum, Firefly Avenue, Swindon on Sunday. The JTPTrust Youth Academy Summer Gala Concert will be an evening of Judy Garland music featuring Sally Rudd in songs by the young Judy and the Junior Classes in a Wizard of Oz selection. Adult soloists include Rebecca Smith, Charlotte Johnson, Matilda Wale and Bob Hills. This will be an evening to be enjoyed by all the family. To reserve tickets at £10 from 07919 373416 or email jtptacademy@gmail.com