King Athelstan - 924 ~ 2024

LATEST NEWS

Athelstan 1100 on the BBC

Hot on the heels of a week long series of features on Ben Prater’s BBC Wiltshire’s Breakfast Show - which has now been summarised into eight delightful minutes,

Hot Ticket News!

Hot ticket news!

Acclaimed historian Tom Holland is coming to Malmesbury on Sunday the 30th June to open the Athelstan Pilgrim Way and will be delivering a brand new talk ‘On the trail of the first king of England: Why Athelstan deserves pilgrims’ at 2:00pm. Tickets for his talk are on sale priced £10.00.

Tickets are now available for our great live performances at Malmesbury Abbey, ‘Oh! Athelstan’ on the 29th June and ‘Athelstan – A United Kingdom’ on the 13th and 14th July.

Announcing Barn Owl Books as our Athelstan 1100 Book Partner

Announcing Barn Owl Books as our Athelstan 1100 Book Partner

We are very pleased to announce Barn Owl Books, our local bookshop in Malmesbury, as our book partner for the Athelstan 1100 celebrations. 

Athelstan 1100 Bunting - Coming to Malmesbury Town Centre Soon!

Athelstan 1100 Bunting - Coming to Malmesbury Town Centre Soon!

We're excited about the bunting that is starting to be made for display in Malmesbury town centre this summer as part of the Athelstan 1100 celebrations! 

Talk Tickets on Sale With Early Bird Offer

Talk Tickets on Sale With Early Bird Offer

Athelstan 1100 Speaker Programme tickets are on sale now!

Ten great speakers in super venues with topics that will appeal to all. 

Athelstan 1100 becomes part of the fabric of Malmesbury!

Athelstan 1100 becomes part of the fabric of Malmesbury!

We are really excited to see Athelstan 1100 becoming part of the fabric of Malmesbury! 

Material featuring our very own Athelstan is now available at the Fabric Shack, 43a High Street, Malmesbury.

Be part of the Athlestan 1100 town centre banner display!

Be part of the Athlestan 1100 town centre banner display!

We are aiming to have 50 banners celebrating Athelstan 1100 from mid May to October, with 30 including contributions from across our whole community. Could one of them be yours? 

Take Part in the Athelstan 1100 Abbey Theatre Event!

Take Part in the Athelstan 1100 Abbey Theatre Event!

Calling all wannabe actors! Malmesbury is gearing up for a summer of celebrations to commemorate the first king of England – Athelstan 1100.

One of these events is 'A United Kingdom', a play with music and song, telling Athelstan’s life story. This will be performed in Malmesbury Abbey on the 13th and 14th of July with three performances each day.

A Special Athelstan 1100 Competition!

A Special Athelstan 1100 Competition!

Athelstan’s name is embedded deep in the fabric of Malmesbury. Send us a list of all the present and past organisations, businesses and places in and around Malmesbury with Athelstan (or Æthelstan or Aethelstan) in their name. The winner sending us the longest verifiable list by the 31st March 2024 will win a £20 Athelstan 1100 voucher. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..