WOOLF II – A TERRASCOPE CELEBRATION. Pretty much everything you need to know.
What is it?
Six years on and Woolf Music is back…not so much a festival as a gathering of friends and a celebration of cross-genre music curated and hosted by the Terrascope (link).
When is it?
The weekend of 8th and 9th June 2019
Where is it?
The imposing manor house and grounds of Cleeve House in Wiltshire, a rambling gothic pile with an historic association with the Bloomsbury Set – hence the event name.
Who will be performing?
A wide range of some of Terrascope’s favourite artists, some with a long association with us, others of more recent acquaintance and all of whom we have been privileged to champion and support.
Confirmed acts include:
Trappist Afterland, the Bevis Frond, Alison Cotton, the Kitchen Cynics, Divisionists, Thought Forms, Jim Ghedi, Toby Hay, the Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus, the Silver Stairs Of Ketchikan, Sharron Kraus, Dean McPhee, Mesange, Rowan Amber Mill and Angeline Morrison, Aibe Nic Oireachtaig, the Left Outsides, Jesse Poe with Makoto Kawabata, Alex Rex, Alasdair Roberts, Stereocilia, Sound Of Yell
How do I go about buying tickets?
Tickets are limited to 200, are priced at £65 and can be bought here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/455421
Where is Cleeve House and how do I get there?
The address of Cleeve House is:
Trowbridge Rd, Seend, SN12 6PG
It is located just between the two villages of Seend and Seend Cleeve, on the A361.
From the M4 motorway (approximately 14 miles)
Take exit 17 to Chippenham, follow the A350 to Devizes and Seend, and follow signs to Seend. At the Bell Inn crossroads, turn right towards Trowbridge, 400 yards on the left there is a blue sign for Cleeve House. Go all the way down the drive, which curves to the right.
Melksham train station (approximately 4 miles) is the nearest station with service connections from Trowbridge (the next nearest at 8 miles), Chippenham (11 miles), and Westbury (11 miles, the nearest busy junction). Bath Spa is 16 miles distant, and Swindon is 27 miles away. Taxis serve all stations.
National Express operates a coach service from London that stops in Sells Green, a nearby village, once a day. There are more frequent coaches to Chippenham (see National Express website for details).
The 49 bus from Swindon/ Devizes to Trowbridge passes Cleeve House every hour until 7pm on weekdays and Saturdays. Get off at the Bell Inn and follow the pavement down the hill towards Trowbridge. The house is at the bottom of the hill on your left. Details of the bus times are here.
From Bristol Airport (approximately 35 miles) follow signs for M4east. Exit 17 Chippenham, A350 to Devizes and Seend.
There is a bus from Bristol Airport to Bristol Train Station where you can get a train to Trowbridge and then either take the 49 bus (see local buses) or take a taxi.
Paul’s Taxis 07986 517319
Forest Taxis 01225 705453
A & P 01225 706133
Melksham Taxis 01225 700000
Can I camp or park my camper van?
Yes you can, and at no extra charge. Portaloo facilities and running water will be provided and camping area will be available to use from Friday evening, 7th June.
To hell with that, where else can I stay?
Unfortunately we have block-booked the bedrooms at Cleeve House on that weekend for use by performing artists and crew.
However we can suggest you try the following local establishments:
The Lamb on the Strand Seend (holiday cottage) Sat Nav: BA14 6LL
Tel. 01380 870263
The Somerset Arms - Semington - 01380 870067
Travelodge Melksham - Sat nav postcode: SN12 6QQ
Tel: 01225 703424
The Kings Arms Melksham - 01225 707272
Shaw Country Hotel Nr. Melksham - 01225 790321
The Conigre Melksham - 01225 702229
Whaddon Grove House Melksham - 01225 707677
Moonraker Hotel Trowbridge - SatNav: BA14 9BL
Tel: 01225 777 393
Premier Inn Trowbridge
Hilbury Court Hotel Trowbridge - 01225 752949
The Polebarn Hotel - Trowbridge - 01225 777006
Castle Hotel Devizes - Tel. 01380 727981
Travelodge Devizes - Sat nav postcode: SN10 2HL
Tel: 08719 846410
The Red Lion - Lacock - 01249 730456
Premier Inn - Frome
Premier Inn - Chippenham [closest to M4 motorway]
Food and drink
Bring cucumber sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer if you like but there will be food outlets and a couple of oh so tempting bars selling a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Best bring boots to fill instead.