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Upcoming events in Shepton Mallet, Mendip District and the County of Somerset


 

Wells Cathedral Window Walks
The Cathedral also provides FREE themed ‘window walks’ showcasing our unique stained glass? Starting at 11.15am every Saturday and Wednesday, there is no booking required and each window walk lasts 20-30 minutes. Simply gather at the Information Desk in the Entry Cloister to join the window walk tour of your choice; we offer a different theme each month.

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Horseshoe Inn Open Mic Night
 With Doug Siddons, first and third Mondays of the month. Music and poetry. 9 pm at the Horseshoe Inn, Bowlish near Shepton Mallet. For details call 01749 34593.

Finches Fly - Horseshoe Inn, Bowlish
29th August 2014

The band will be performing a selection of cover songs by artists including Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Of Monsters and Men and Biffy Clyro along with original material from their debut EP.
Entrance free

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The Hazlegrove School Military Band Concert
30th August 2014

The Hazlegrove School Military Band Concert - Saturday 30th August 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Gates open for picnics at 4:30 pm.

The Waterloo and Salamanca Bands and Bugles of the Rifles; Pipes and Drums of the Wessex Highlanders; Somerset Army Cadet Force Silver Bugles and Teresa de Roberto in a non-stop display of military music and marching ending with a spectacular Firework Display.

To be held at Hazlegrove School, just off the A303 at the Sparkford roundabout. Proceeds to ABF The Soldiers' Charity and St. Margaret’s Hospice. Sponsored by Thales.

15% off group bookings of 8 or more in advance - please contact 01749 813899 for more details.

Tickets on the night will be £16 for adults and £7 for children.

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Harvest Home, North Wootten
30th August 2014

A day of celebrations begins with entries to the shows competitions. A harvest lunch will be served in the Village Hall followed by an afternoon fete with the annual It's a Knockout Competition, children's races, bouncy castle, stalls, afternoon teas and a bar. Fun dog show 2.30. Evening hog roast and barn dance 7pm.
For more information to book a table or barn dance tickets phone 01749 890017

Kid's Fun Day - Tincknell's Wells
30th August 2014

From 9am to 3pm at Tinknells County Store children can test drive go-karts and pedal tractors on a purpose made track. Also other family attractions, including and animal petting area, full size tractors, circus demonstrations and workshop, inflatable slide, face-painting, cake stand and raffle. Prize toys include a Berg go-kart worth £449.
All funds raised will go to Children's Hospice South West.
Entry free.

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Festival of Psychic Art - Glastonbury Town Hall
30th August 2014

10.00 - 16.00
The festival will bring all forms of spiritual art together from inspired mandalas, to live drawings of spirit guides and loved ones that have passed over, as well as free demonstrations so that visitors can see for themselves how it works.
Entry £1

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Glastonbury Arts Festival centenary, 1914–2014 mini festival
30th-31st August 2014

The Glastonbury Festival was the first arts festival in England. The composer Rutland Boughton started it in 1914, and it ran every summer until 1926. One of the primary aims was to make Glastonbury the equivalent of Wagner’s Bayreuth festival in Germany, and to this end Boughton and friends proposed to build a 2,000-seat opera house in Street Road. Unfortunately, the Great War intervened. Talks and performances throughout Saturday and Sunday. See website for full programme.

Tickets £15 from the Assembly Rooms on the door: (under-18s and students free).
Individual tickets for Saturday or Sunday £8.50.
Price includes a souvenir glossy festival programme booklet.

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Abbey Retreat House, Glastonbury, open day
31st August 2014

1.30 - 5.00 pm Official Opening by Bishop of Bath & Wells at 2.00 pm outside the House. The day includes Tours of the House, Tea & Cake tent, Raffle, Bric-a-Brac & Book Stall; music by Avalonian Free State Choir & Tarantella plus Beekeeping & Art Displays. Come and see what happens at Abbey Retreat House from the inside!
Admission £1

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St Cuthbert's Music Festival - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
31st August 2014

There will be a Choral service of Holy Communion at 10.00 am in the presence of the Mayor of Wells and members of the City Council; the preacher will be Bishop Peter Maurice, Bishop of Taunton, and in the evening there will be a Festival Choral Evensong at 6.30 pm.

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Rare Plant Fair - Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet
31st August 2014

10am - 4pm at Kilver Court. Lunches and Refreshments available.
Entrance £5

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Colour Me Rad - Bath and West Showground
31st August 2014

5k run with colour cannons, from 9am

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Family Fun Day - Wells Football Club
31st August 2014

From noon.
Proceeds to Diabetes UK

Giant Flea Market - Bath and West Showground
31st August 2014

09:30—16:00

The fair has 200+ stands inside and many more outside with everything for sale from toys, cd's, cards, sweets, clothes, books, antiques, jewellery, militaria, ornaments, furniture and so much more.

Entrance price £3.50 per adult, accompanied children free.

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Wells Action Summer Concert
31st August 2014

Sherborne Town Band 
3pm - 5pm at the Bandstand, Wells Recreation Ground
Free concert. Refreshments available

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St Cuthbert's Music Festival - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
1st September 2014

 Catherine Greenwell (soprano) at 12 noon and in the evening at 7 30 The Lochrian String Quartet ( Light Classical music)

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St Cuthbert's Music Festival - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
2nd September 2014

The noon concert will be given by The Ystavaa Piano Trio with Katie Latham, and in the evening Serious Kitchen - a blend of folk music and story telling.

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St Cuthbert's Music Festival - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
3rd September 2014

Tomek Pieczora on the Organ at lunch time and in the evening Musicians S W give us a night with Schubert.

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St Cuthbert's Music Festival - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
4th September 2014

Lunch time Helen Wilkins will be accompanying the soprano, Gillian Wells and also performing solo piano pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn. There is a complete change of mood later in the day when Ed Leaker will be filling the church with Jazz in the evening. 

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Pilton Party
5th September 2014

Topping the bill will be Foals. Also performing are chart-topping singer-songwriter Elle Eyre and local band Fast Decline.

Doors open at 6pm and tickets cost £25 in advance, in aid of village projects and activities, available as follows

IN PERSON OR BY PHONE FROM THE FESTIVAL OFFICE
at 28 Northload Street, Glastonbury, 01458 834596. Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4pm (closed Bank Holiday Monday), Saturday 10am – 3pm. Tickets bought from the office must be collected in person.

IN PERSON FROM WORTHY FARM - Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm (closed Bank Holiday Monday). Cash only – please follow signs from Red Gate, BA4 4EE.

ONLINE (postage charges apply)

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Wookey Hole Music Festival
5th-7th September 2014

At Wookey Hole Club, the line-up includes Swampgrass, Minke Whale, Baraka, Kevin Brown.

Plus Saturday Afternoon "showcase"from 3pm featuring local acts and Sunday afternoon open mic session 2-5pm

Plus delicious home-cooked food provided by
Event Horizon

Entrance to all gigs is free apart from Baraka playing in the Main Hall 9.30 -11.30, which costs £10.
Tickets will be available from the bar in the Wookey Hole Club or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope and cheque* made payable to Wookey Hole Music to: Ticket office, c/o 1 High Street, Ston Easton, Radstock,BA3 4DR
(* please state on the back of the cheque how many tickets you would like)

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The Archaeology of Beacon Hill
8th September 2014

A talk by Steve Tofts at the Somerset Earth Science Centre Monday, 8th September 2014, 7.30pm. Members free, £2 for non-members

The talk will be followed by a guided walk round Beacon Hill on Sunday, 14th September at 2pm

Contact Julian Back on 01373 813636 for more information

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Mendip Hills Heritage Festival - The Mendip Society
11th-14th September 2014

Discover the unique heritage of the Mendip area, including Roman mining at Charterhouse, Wells Cathederal and historic towns of Axebridge, Frome and Wells

For more details phone Richard Frost 01275 472797 or 07745 834513

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ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SMTI The Motorhome Show - Bath and West Showground
12th-14th September 2014

It’s fast approaching that time of year again when we'll all be heading to the Shepton Mallet Motorhome Show, held for the 29th year at the Royal Bath & West showground, just south of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, on the A371. There’s no better place to view and compare so many different models than at everyone’s favourite show.

Over the long weekend of the 12th - 14th September everything “Motorhome” will be for sale; from the latest new designs to pre-loved models along with a host of accessories from the very latest awnings, to reversing aids and high tech electronic gear, plus a great selection of outdoor leisure clothing, all at unbeatable prices.

In addition to the exhibition, visitors staying for the long weekend have a varied entertainment programme organised for them. With cabarets on Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday night’s fun is hosted by funny man “Mickey John Bull”. He’ll be indroducing singing sensation “Rhiannon” and our band for the evening “ Ocean Drive”. It’s all change on Saturday night with our comedian/compere “Garry Dorsey” introducing cabaret star “TJ” and our band for the evening “Metson”. There’s also a fun craft competition on the Sunday morning and a best pet show around lunchtime.


The show opens 9:30am - 5pm.

Admission charge for day visitors is 2 Adults for £10 in advance from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre, or £5 per person in advance online at www.seetickets.com or £7.50 per person on the day. Accompanied children under 16 are free and day car parking is also free.

Visitors who would like to stay for the whole weekend can arrive from Thursday onwards. The weekend fee is £40 from Thursday or £35 from Friday onwards. This includes unlimited admission to the show plus all of the free evening entertainment. More details at www.TheMotorhomeShow.com or telephone 020 8302 6069 or 01159 461146

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ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SMTIC Frome Cheese Show
13th September 2014

Trade stands, Village Green entertainment, Countryside pursuits area, Rangemaster Kitchen Theatre, livestock Village, Handicraft, Homecraft and Horticulture Marquee, Main Ring, Dog Agility Ring, Fodder and Grain Marquee, Poultry and Egg Marquee, Animal Nursery, Funfair, Rural Craft and Shopping Mall, Cheese Pavilion, Fine and Local Food Halls.

8.30 am - 6 pm at Westwoodlands Showground on the B3092, BA11 5ES

SHOWDAY TICKET PRICES
Adult £14
Senior Citizen £12
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £32
Child 5 - 16yrs £5
Child Under 5's FREE
ADVANCE TICKET PRICES - available until 11th September 2014
Adult £11
Senior Citizen £9
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £24
Child 5 - 16yrs £3
Child Under 5's FREE

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Clarks Children's Shoes - Shepton Mallet Local History Group
18th September 2014

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army Hall, BA4 5BU. The nearest car park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Omega & Alpha Charity Oratorio - Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford
20th September 2014

Purchase your tickets now for the next performance of Omega and Alpha. Saturday 20th September 2014 at Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This will be the first performance of the new extended version. Begins At 7 pm, doors open 6 pm.Tickets £20 from Bailey Hill Bookshop, Castle Cary; Winstone Books, Sherborne or call 01963 359613

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Somerset Arts Weeks Open Studios
20th September - 5th October 2014

Over 200 venues, with around 400 participating artists across Somerset will be opening their doors to the general public in this year's event. (The full list of participant artists and venues can be downloaded from the website)

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The Challenge of Everest
20th September 2014

An illustrated talk by Kenton Cool
At Millfield School, Johnson Concert Hall, Street, Somerset, BA16 OYD from 2.00 - 5.00pm.
Doors open at 2pm. Programme starts at 2.30pm, tea at 4.30pm.

Cost £20 per ticket (Children under 13 £10) to include tea and cakes

To reserve tickets email bruce.jackman@btopenworld.com

Rock 'n' Roll night at Glastonbury Town Hall
27th September 2014

This year classical tenor Tim Pitman will join the sixties rock 'n' roll group, the Salvos. They will be supported by thr young femal vocalist, Breeze.

Doors open 7.30pm. Dance starts at 8pm. Tables of 10 can be reserved.

Tickets £15 (including food and raffle). Call 07710 743642
On sale from Saturday 9th August

The Influence of the GWR in central Somerset - Shepton Mallet Local History Group
16th October 2014

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army Hall, BA4 5BU. The nearest car park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

AGM followed by Glastonbury Festivals - Shepton Mallet Local History Group
20th November 2014

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army Hall, BA4 5BU. The nearest car park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

James Allen's Snowdrops at MDC Highfield House and other Victorian collectors - History Group
11th December 2014

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army Hall, BA4 5BU. The nearest car park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Old Tools Quiz - Shepton Mallet Local History Group
15th January 2015

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army Hall, BA4 5BU. The nearest car park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.