Thursday, 27 August 2015


Devizes has a very long tradition of fairs, markets and carnivals...

The Devizes International Street Festival and Carnival is an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary festival styles.  It is the biggest community event in the town's calendar and one of the largest outdoor celebrations in Wiltshire. 

It’s already started!

This well-established, spectacular, exciting eclectic mix of entertainment and events runs for 2 weeks and is held from late August through to early September. It includes the Devizes International Street Festival, Picnic in the Park, Confetti Battle, live music and the Carnival Procession together with a host of other supporting events.

Family Fun Events and there’s more....

The events started on Sunday 23 August 2015 with Picnic in the Park. This free event took place in the Corn Exchange due to rain and which featured live music from talented musicians as well as the chance to a few  learn circus skills!

August 2015 Bank Holiday weekend will be busy and the town will enjoy a sensational line-up of some of the best international street performers, dancers, musicians, contemporary circus acts and walkabout shows including the Bulzini Family – Equilibrius, a high wire show on Sunday 30 August 2015.

The Confetti Battle on 2 September 2015 is a popular local tradition that has been taking place for many years standing, and one in which everyone can take part in. This traditional event dates back to 1955 and possibly the only event of its kind in the country! 

The Devizes Carnival Parade on 5 September 2015 is a spectacular event and promises to be even more spectacular this year.  The parade which will be led by Portsmouth & Bristol Batala Band starts on the green and goes through the town centre. Also featuring will be White Horse Samba, Wessex military Band and Casa de Samba and more!  

ABD is the lead sponsor this year for these exciting events and is proud to be supporting the community!

For more information on the full line up of Festival Fortnight events visit     

Monday, 10 August 2015

Make or update your Will in September and support the Royal United Hospital, Bath

People across the Royal United Hospital’s catchment area are being urged to put their affairs in order and make or update their Will as the hospital sees its first ever Make a Will Month scheme.  Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors (Devizes and Chippenham offices only) are delighted to announce that they are proud to be showing their support.

The Make a Will month runs for the duration of September and clients will receive Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors exceptional level of professional service and Will preparation in return for a reduced fee being donated to the hospital’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal.

All potential clients have to do is make an appointment at Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors Devizes or Chippenham participating offices  for September stating that “you are taking part in RUH Will Month”.  The reduced fee will go direct to helping the RUH continue the exceptional care it provides to the people in our local community.

The RUH’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal, provide a vital service to help improve the hospital’s environment, providing additional medical equipment, facilities as well as the finishing touches and extras that help care for patients more effectively, together with its ongoing research and development.

Every fee waived by our Legal Team at Awdry Bailey & Douglas as part of the RUH Will Month will help to continue providing this care in the area of work of your choice across the hospital.

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Thursday, 6 August 2015


The announcement took place at a celebration party on Monday 3 August 2015 where Richard Baulu and team were pleased to present cheques to charities and the parish of All Cannings to help them support local good causes.

All the sponsors attended the event including PR Events and Marketing Manager Keshani Douglas with husband ABD Partner Andrew Douglas.

The Rock Against Cancer Festival 2015 now in its 4th successful year of running has raised in total a fantastic £112,500!