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Table Top Sale every Saturday - Shepton Mallet
10am to 4pm

at Shepton Emporium, 9 Market Place, Shepton Mallet 

to book a table phone 07901955641

Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells
Programme runs from February to May 2019

Different levels of abilities, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, ranging from 30-60 mins, 1-1.5 hrs, or more than 1.5hrs

Please check our website for information
Tel 07855 283 855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk

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Shepton Mallet - Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
The first Wednesday of each month in The Brasserie at 9.30am

The club welcomes serving members and veterans of Her Majesty's Forces to get together for a brew, banter and a butty. If you have not joined us previously email raygjsmith@gmail.com. If you know a veteran who would enjoy a morning out with like minded people again email raygjsmith@gmail.com and provide their contact details

Snowdrop Market - Shepton Mallet
17th February 2019

AT 10 AM

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market · Shepton Mallet 

please come along and support the Sunday Market

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Future Shepton
17th February 2019

Future Shepton brings together active community members to work together to improve Shepton Mallet. We recently hosted "Showcase Shepton"; a celebration and meeting of community groups and we will build on this with further networking events in the near future.

We are also planning on standing independent Town Councillors in this May's Town Council elections.

If you are interested in improving Shepton Mallet by becoming an independent Town Councillor, but with the support of a group of community-minded individuals behind you, please come along to one of the following drop-in events.

You don't need to commit yourself at this stage; just come and have a chat to see what its about!

at Middday in the Art Bank, High Street, Shepton

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Glastonbury Seed Sunday
17th February 2019

11am to 4pm
seed swap, craft stalls, chidlren's activities, refreshments
Performance 6-9pm by "3 Acres and a Cow"
at Avalon Constitutional Club
Tickets  

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Hedgelaying Competition
17th February 2019

Mid Somerset Agricultural Society - tractor run, Land Rover open meeting, spectators free.
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

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Can you engineer the perfect helicopter spinner?
19th-21st February 2019

Make your own helicopter spinners - this half term
Learn how a helicopter's blades work by making your own helicopter spinners and testing them from the Concorde Gallery. Test how different shaped blades and weights can change the speed of your spinner, before dropping them from a height into our test zone. Can you engineer a perfect helicopter spinner? 

Free with a valid museum ticket
Drop in 11.00 - 3.30 pm
at Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum

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Royal Opera House - presents a live & encore screening of Don Quixote
19th February 2019

at Strode Theatre

Tuesday 19th February at 7.15pm in the studio
Encore: Monday 25th February at 7.15pm in the theatre

Love and friendship truimph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet

Tickets £15.50 Conc £13.50
 

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Running Effective Facebook Promotions & Campaigns
20th February 2019

Harness the power of Facebook advertising and understand how you can use it to target specific customers. Join Digital Carrot's Tamsin Hewer at this informal drop in session to discuss how your business can effectively run campaigns to increase traffic, engagement, brand awareness and ultimately sales

With an ever decreasing amount of free post visibility Facebook advertising is a cost effective way to reach thousands of your potential customers. Tamsin can help you navigate through Facebook advertising to create effective advertising campaigns.

This session is free to businesses within the Mendip District Council area - you may be charged if you don't have a Mendip address.

4pm to 6pm
at The Brasserie, Haskins Complex

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Willow Workshops with Anglea Morley - PIGLETS
20th February 2019

9.30am to 1pm
£40

Make your own piglet, this will involve a mix of random and more formal weaves

Workshop are run by garden designer Angela Morley in the Butterfly House at Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherbrne, DT9 5NR

Full details and booking online

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Bird Song Recognition
20th February 2019

with Chris Sperring MBE

7.30pm - Ston Easton Village Hall

Details Hilary 01761 750139 

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Shepton Mallet - local history talk
21st February 2019

Clare Blackmore Episode 2 of "Ill Deeds of Shepton from 1800" Clare does "Looking Back" in the journal but also scours all old newspapers for her articles

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
February's meeting only - at St Michaels Church, Church Room (at the rear), Park Road, Shepton - please do not park in lined spaces as these are rented out and therefore unable. This is whilst essential renovation work is carried out in Salvation Army building.
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members 

Croscombe & Dinder Folics present: Knight Fever
21st-23rd February 2019

An Arthurian Pantomine by TLC Creative
Written by Damian Trasier, David Lovesy, Steve Clark

at Croscombe Village Hall

21st February - 7.30pm
22nd February - 7.30pm
23rd February - 2pm & 7.30pm

Adults £8, Concs £7, Under 14's £6
50p transaction charge for payment by Debit/Credit Card
Tickets available on the door or by telephoning 01749 343910 or email croscombefrolics@gmail.com 

Bath Bach Fest - A celebration of J S Bach and his comptempories
21st-23rd February 2019

21st February - Stile Antico at St Mary's Bathwick at 7.30pm

22nd February - Xuefei Yang at Guildhall at 1pm

22nd February - The Sixteen - Harry Christophers at Assembly Rooms at 7.30pm

23rd February - La Serenissima - Adrian Chandler - at Assembly Rooms at 11.00am

23rd February - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Margaret Faultless - at the Assembly Rooms at 7.30pm

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Glastonbury Calling Event 2019 - live music
21st February 2019

Brandon Block kicks off at Glastonbury Calling
£18 weekend
£8 Friday
£12 Saturday (dot to dot music day)
Tickets are available only for all days online

We have physical outlets for the £12 Saturday tickets only at Glastonbury Tourist Information Centre, Insane Games in Street, and The Venue in Wells 

Topaz Dance Studios presents FAME JR at Strode Theatre
21st-23rd February 2019

Thursday 21st February - at 7pm in the theatre
Friday 22nd February - at 7pm in the theatre
Saturday 23rd February - at 2pm & 7pm - in the theatre

Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980's, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today

Tickets £12.50 Conc £10.00

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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers - Not Fade Away at Frome Memorial Theatre
22nd February 2019

To commemorate Buddy's anniversary and to celebrate the joy he has brought millions of people worldwide for over 60 years, the country's first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, plays a very special show in venues all over the UK.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today. Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all delivered with charm and humour.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: "I can't believe it's not Buddy!"

Ticket Price* £21, Over 60s & Under 16s £19

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Frome Memorial Theatre - Buddy Holly & The Crickets
22nd February 2019

Not Fade Away

at 7.30pm
7.30pm
Tickets £21, £19, from 01373 462795 

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Polina (12A) Film at Strode Theatre
22nd-23rd February 2019

Friday 22nd February at 7.45pm in the studio 
Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm in the studio

This visually and sonically gorgeous coming of age film follows the artistic growth of a young Russian dancer from her childhood training for the Bolshoi through to her final career in contemporary dance.

Tickets £8.20 Conc £7.50 inc 50 cmsn

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Snowdrop Celebration Weekend in Wells
23rd-24th February 2019

 Join us for our “Snowdrop Celebration” in February, and enjoy this delicate flower in a wonderful setting.

Visitors can use a copy of the Snowdrop Walk to show them the best route to experience the Moat banks carpeted with snowdrops. They can then cross the Willow Bridge to enjoy an Arboretum full of different varieties of spectacular snowdrops.

To complement the Gardens, there will also be a selection of craft and plant stalls in the Stable Yard Room, with art, gifts and, of course, a selection of common and rare varieties of snowdrops on offer to buy and take home to your own garden.

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Needle Felting Cats and Dogs at The Hive
23rd February 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.
Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make yourself a cat or dog. All materials and guidance supplied.
If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the cost is £20 inclusive. Book early to avoid disappointment by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Future Shepton
23rd February 2019

 Future Shepton brings together active community members to work together to improve Shepton Mallet. We recently hosted "Showcase Shepton"; a celebration and meeting of community groups and we will build on this with further networking events in the near future.

We are also planning on standing independent Town Councillors in this May's Town Council elections.

If you are interested in improving Shepton Mallet by becoming an independent Town Councillor, but with the support of a group of community-minded individuals behind you, please come along to one of the following drop-in events.

You don't need to commit yourself at this stage; just come and have a chat to see what its about!

at 11am in the Art Bank, High Street, Shepton

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Coppicing volunteer work day - Asham Wood, Downhead
23rd February 2019

9.30 - 3.30pm
Asham Woods, SSSI, Downhead
Free
Booking essential
Details 01823 652400

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Andrew Productions presents The Or Love Vinyl Revival
23rd February 2019

at The Bell, Shepton Mallet

classics 60's, 70's rock psycho pop

from 8pm 

Beautiful Boy (15) film at Strode Theatre
23rd February 2019

Based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son Nic, this film chronicles the heart-breaking experience of a family coping with addiction over many years

A rational but deeply caring man, high-flying California journalist David thought he knew his charming, clever son inside-out, and he just can't make sense of the young man's behaviour. As Nic spirals into the dpeths of crystal-meth addiction, David tries everything to understand and help...

Tickets £8.50 Conc £7.50 incl 50p cmsn

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The Green Gardeners - Somerton
25th February 2019

A History of Kelways by Janet Seaton

in the Parish Rooms, Somerton TA11 7NB

7.30pm
visitors welcome £3

The Raft (cert TBC) at Strode Theatre
25th February 2019

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of an anthropological experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behaviour. Although the project became known in the press as "The Sex Raft", nobody expected what ultimately took place on that 3 month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as "one of the strangest group experiments of all time"

Tickets £8.50 Concs £7.50 inc 50p cmsn

in the Studio at 7.45pm

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Interested in the life of the honey bee? Beekeeping Course for Beginners
27th February 2019

at Whitstone School

6 evening sessions starting Wed 27 February 2019 

Only £40 for the whole course, which includes refreshments, a free gift and associate membership of SBKA Central Division for the season

Call Maggie Norris on 01749 831155
or email maggienorris@btopenworld.com

Willow Workshops with Anglea Morley - DRAGONFLIES
27th February 2019

2PM TO 5PM
£40

Make a willow dragonfly to take home, for either indoors or outdoors

Workshop are run by garden designer Angela Morley in the Butterfly House at Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherbrne, DT9 5NR

Full details and booking online

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Windsor Hill Wood
27th February 2019

Want to get out into nature, connect with others and learn something new?

Woods for Wellbeing could be for you....
Wednesdays - 1.30 - 4.30pm
6 weeks starting on 27 February

A place to come and learn new practical skills in a friendly woodland setting. Includes making and lighting for a fire, whittling wood and buidling a shelter.
Ideal for anyone who would like to learn outdoors and particularly adults affected by mental health issues and/or in recovery from substance misuse.

Venue: Windsor Hill Wood, Windsor Hill Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 4JE
Cost - free to Somerset residents over 19 years old (funded through SSAL)
Booking: for more information and to book your place, contact Katharine: 01749347377 or contact@windsorhillwood.co.uk

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Connected - a multi media exhibition of expressions through the years
27th February 2019

11am to 3pm
at the Connect Centre, Wells

In partnership with Homeless link, Reboot UK, Good Things Foundation, Connect, Positive People, National Lottery Funded, Big Lottery Fund, European Union Social Fund 

Teachers' Twilight Tour at East Somerset Railway
28th February 2019

from 4 - 5pm
see what your shcool trip would include

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Beautiful Boy (15) film at Strode Theatre
28th February 2019

 Based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son Nic, this film chronicles the heart-breaking experience of a family coping with addiction over many years

A rational but deeply caring man, high-flying California journalist David thought he knew his charming, clever son inside-out, and he just can't make sense of the young man's behaviour. As Nic spirals into the dpeths of crystal-meth addiction, David tries everything to understand and help...

Tickets £8.50 Conc £7.50 incl 50p cmsn

at 7.45pm in the Studio

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Frome Window Wanderland 2019
1st March 2019

 Welcome to Frome Window Wanderland 2019!

We are delighted to be bringing this fantastic event back to Frome for a second year and with your help we will transform the streets into a magical outdoor gallery again for all to enjoy!

Fancy taking part?

Taking part as a Windowmaker is FREE and everyone’s welcome. You can make a display in the windows of your flat, house, business, school, nursery, car, campervan, shop – or in your front garden!

Please don’t feel intimidated. Your display could be as simple as a candle, book or fairy-lights in a window. Or you could go all out and stage a performance in your front room! Anything goes… as long as it’s family friendly!

What to do next:

Click on ‘Tickets’ to add your location to our map.
You’ll get a ‘Welcome Pack’ when you sign in and access to lots of inspiration for windows too
Tell your friends and neighbours and ask them to get involved!
If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, promote or volunteer to help with this event, please contact Lisa or Tasmin through Contact organiser on the right or email fromewindowwanderland@gmail.com.

Keep checking back on our event page to see our map grow!

Printed maps

We will be producing a paper map like we did last year, so if you want to get onto our printed map please sign up sooner rather than later. We will publish a deadline in January (you will still be able to sign up to be on the online map after the deadline).

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Vintage Somerset Fair
2nd March 2019

Two halls packed full of fabulous vintage clothing, books, toys, records, homeware, collectables and more, from some of the best traders around.

9.30 am to 4pm

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

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S Club & Five at Cheese and Grain
2nd March 2019

S Club featuring - Jo, Bradley and Tina  
Five featuring Ritchie, Scott and Sean

plus special guests

£25 advance
Tickets are subject to a standard service charge
Box office 01373 455420

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Heritage Skills: Jewellery Making at Bishops Palace
3rd March 2019

 Have fun creating a range of jewellery in this one-day introductory course, and learn the skills for a fascinating new hobby.

During the course you will:

- make a pendant from enamelled aluminium wire, a light and flexible material. The curling technique that you will use adapts very nicely to many ongoing projects.

- learn to use a bead winder. This is a simple two-part tool used to create a variety of different coiling effects. You will create a thick, highly decorative wire work bracelet.

- create four different ring designs using a ring mandrel, learning how to resize the rings. Designs include an adjustable spiral ring, button ring and a bead ring as well as a larger spiral ring. All of these are made from wire, and are decorative and simple to make.

Suitable for beginners.

All tools and equipment are included in the course fee.

Course Tutor: Holly Berkley

3rd March
1 day: 10am - 3pm
Stable Yard Room
£58. Includes tea and coffee

Book online, visit The Palace Shop or call 01749 988111 ext 200

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Men of Mendip go to Fight the Zulu
4th March 2019

 Henry Martin of Gurney Slade fought at Rorkes Drift (You will remember the film Zulu) . So did three other Mendip men. Come and hear about their lives and the Anglo Zulu war.

Andy Sanders at Pilton Working Mens Club
7pm to 10pm

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The English Face Unmasked - Mendip Art Society
5th March 2019

Five centuries of portrait technique talk by Sarah Cove

11am
at Bath & West Showground, BA4 6QN
Guests welcome

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Create a Felted Picture at Bishops Palace
6th March 2019

 This course offers a great opportunity to experiment with wet and needle felting, while creating your own picture to take home.

The three session course will include an introduction to different wool textures and their uses, guidance through the wet felting technique and needle felting tips and hints. The completed picture will be of your own choice although examples and templates will be available. Your finished work may have embroidered embellishments and incorporate 3 dimensional animals felted animals for added depth. Let your creativity flow!

All wool, and felting materials, are included.

Course Tutor: Liberty Goodwen

Wednesdays 6th March - 20th March
3 weeks: 2pm - 4pm
Stable Yard Room
£75. Includes tea and coffee

Book online here, visit the Palace Shop, or by calling 01749 988111 ext 200.

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The Opposite Sex - at Wells Little Theatre
6th-9th March 2019

at 7.30pm

David Tristram, author of Inspector Drake and the Pefekt Crime, turns his attention to marital infidelity and its warring consequences in this adult-humoured comedy.
Mark and Vicky and Judith and Eric all have something in cmmon but when these secrets come out over dinner it isn't long before insults and china start flying 

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Barry Edwards
7th March 2019

"The History of Penguin Books"

at Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - guests £2.50 

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Mendip Storytelling Circle - Chewton Mendip
7th March 2019

Short tales, old and new, Treat yourself to listening.
Entrance free - donations welcome

7.30pm

Chewton Mendip Village Hall, BA3 4LL

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Thanks for your memories Binegar and Gurney Slade slide show
8th March 2019

A slide show/video evening sharing memories about the village, it's characters and events.
More details to follow closer to the day.

7pm to 10pm
at Binegar Memorial Hall

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Westbury Village Hall
8th March 2019

musical pupperty by Angel Heart Theatre

5.30pm
at Westbury Village Hall, BA5 1JD
Tickets £7, U16 £4, family 2 + 2 £20 from Westbury Community Shop 01749 870640
email peterbright60@btinternet.com 

Thanks for your memories Binegar and Gurney Slade slide show
8th March 2019

at Binegar Village Hall
Charity night of film, slides, story sharing, tea and cake plus bar!
£2

7 - 10pm

FFI details - Andy 07895930979

“Dive into Dahlias” A lecture and book signing
9th March 2019

by Naomi Slade plus Dahlia propagation demos.

10.30 coffee, 11am Lecture, 12-12.30 Questions & book signing, 12.30-1 Propagation demonstration

St. Paul’s School hall, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LA
£10 (£7.50 to members)

further details please see visit our website
 

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Frome FSLS & Civic Society
9th March 2019

Casting the Empire - JW Singer & Sons of Frome
at Assembly Rooms

at 2.30pm

80s vs 90s Party Night at The Club, Shepton Mallet
9th March 2019

This fundraiser for Shepton Radio promises to be loads of fun for those with a passion for music from 1980 to the year 2000! Spinning the ones and twos will be DJs Keaty and Heather B and tickets cost just £5.

It’s obviously fancy dress, so reach far back into the wardrobe for those shocking pink leg warmers and prepare to get into the groove!

Tickets can be bought online, and any online ticket sales include a free strip of raffle tickets!

Tickets can also be bought in person at The Club, My Coffee Stop, Intentions Aromatherapy UK and The Fairy Godmother Shop (all in Shepton Mallet).

SHEPTON MALLET – The Club
£5

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Introduction to Coaching Skills
12th March 2019

Put simply, coaching is a people management skill that unlocks a person’s potential to maximise their performance. Coaching helps an individual to learn for themselves – rather than being told what to do.

Join us at this half day workshop, where you will learn more about coaching and how it can help you to get the very best from your staff and volunteers, and you too!

This course is relevant to anybody who manages or supervises staff or volunteers, or aspires to do so in the future.

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Wells Civic Society....Jon Jefferies on Monmouth
13th March 2019

the Rebellion and the bloody retribution of Judge Jeffreys

at Wells & Mendip Museum,

at 7.30pm 

Styling Events with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
14th March 2019

 Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

How to build a capsule wardrobe
Thursday 14 March | £20pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

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New World Baroque - Sherborne Chamber Choir
16th March 2019

Journey with SCC and a Baroque ensemble to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas. Surprisingly, it still remains little explored in today's global age.

Tickets £5 (unreserved) under 18's free
Reserved tickets £10 - £20 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Cetnre 01935 815341

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Needle Felting Ducks and Chickens at The Hive
16th March 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.
Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make yourself a chicken or a duck. All materials supplied.
If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive.
Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Railtour Visit - at East Somerset Railway
16th March 2019

 An exciting day for the ESR, as UK Railtours are visiting on 'The Somerset Strimmer' and arriving from the main line!

Hauled by a Class 59/2 loco (a class very much associated with the Mendips) the tour will depart from London Victoria on their tour to Somerset. When they reach the East Somerset Junction, the train will drive onto a piece of track that hasn't been used for years and slowly approach Cranmore Station from the east. The tour is sold out, so why not come and join us to watch this unique event!

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West of England - Game Fair
16th-17th March 2019

Join in the ultimate game and countryside experience

at Royal Bath & West Showground

for more information and to buy tickets please phone 01392421500 or visit website for further details

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New World Baroque - Sherborne Chamber Choir
16th March 2019

at 7.30pm

Sherborne Abbey

A journey through the unique sounds and rhythms of 16th & 17th century Latin American music

Conductor Paul Ellis with top period ensemble In Echo
Director Gawain Glenton

Tickets £5-£20/ students under 18 free - available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341

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Rare Plant Fair - Bishop's Palace
17th March 2019

10am to 4pm

At the heart of the historic city of Wells lies The Bishop’s Palace: a place full of secrets, stories and stunning scenery and home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years Surrounded by a breathtaking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells.

The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early-thirteenth century when Bishop Jocelin Trotman, the first Bishop to hold the title Bishop of Bath and Wells, received a crown licence to build a residence and deer park on land to the south of the Cathedral of St Andrew.

There are 14 acres of gardens to explore, including the beautiful well-pools from which the city takes its name.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
21st March 2019

Robin Thornes: "Mendip Mineral Railways"
Since Robin wrote his book, he has unearthed lots more railway line history. There were branch lines everywhere for stone and coal.

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members 

Rule The World with Tony as Robbie at Frome Memorial Theatre
23rd March 2019

Rule The World have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1's 'The Graham Norton Show'.

The show is an accurate portrayal of a Take That concert and features all the biggest hits including 'Never Forget', 'Greatest Day', 'Back For Good', 'Relight My Fire', 'Everything Changes', 'Shine', 'Pray' and many more.

Ticket Price* £20, Over 60s £19, Under 16s £18

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Steam Gala at East Somerset Railway
23rd-24th March 2019

 Steam, smoke and lots of oily parts!

Passenger trains, freight, brake vans and tankers create the complete steam atmosphere.

Throughout this weekend we showcase our rolling stock, to give you a vision of life before modern technology. Ride in the brake van, watch the shunting, or sit in comfort in a vintage carriage all day if you like! Our day rover ticket allows you access to all this, as well as visiting our Engine Shed and Workshop to fulfil your need for steam. Talk to our staff and see how passionate we are about our trains and the bygone era of steam.

Driver for a Tenner will be running from the Engine Shed and you will get the opportunity to drive a lovely diesel locomotive, an experience not to be missed.

The Miniature Railway will be operating alongside the main line so get a different perspective (£1 fare). Here you can enjoy a rest in our picnic area, which is adjacent to the main line.

The Whistlestop Cafe will be serving hot and cold food, cakes and refreshments all day.

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
23rd March 2019

An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares. collectables, jewellry, textiles, books and pictures.

10am to 4pm
at Crispin Hall, Street

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Fashion Show on behalf of St Margaret's Hospice
23rd March 2019

at Ansford Academy, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary. BA7 7JJ,
at 7.30pm.
Ticket price £5.00.
St Margaret's Hospice is putting on a fashion show using only donated garments and accessories. There will be four scenes featuring Up to the Minute, Vintage, Young at Heart and the Grand Finale. The models are all volunteers and include male as well as female. On the night we will have a raffle and an auction with unique one off items. You will be able to purchase donated clothes and there will be stalls selling new goods. Refreshments will be served and a bar available.
Please come along and enjoy a great evening whilst raising money for this local worthy cause.
For more information please contact Terena Gill, Community Fundraiser, on 01935 709484 or email: terena.gill@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

Paul Smith Warehouse Sale - at Kilver Court
29th-31st March 2019

 up to 70% off
Our famous Paul Smith Warehouse Sale returns in March offering the best of British with up to 70% off clothing and accessories from the Paul Smith archive! Update your spring wardrobe with designer pieces at a bargain price.


Friday 29 March - 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday 30 March - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 31 March - 10am - 5pm


Location: The Ballroom at Kilver Court Designer Village


There will also be sale weekend offers across our other top name brands to shop too!

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
29th-31st March 2019

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, iacf is proud of its reputation as one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods.

The fair is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

A weekend antiques fair, with early admission on the Friday afternoon; the fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day!

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Little Monsters Market - SHEPTON MALLET - Nearly New Sale
30th March 2019

at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

at 2pm until 4pm
Adults entry only £2- chidlren free

Preloved stalls offer that all important bargain😍 selling quality maternity and children's items including clothes, toys and equipment at a fraction of their original cost.

Local craft stalls provide you with the opportunity to find something special such as handmade keepsakes or something nice for Mum and Dad.

Business stalls and advertising offer you local information that as parents you will find useful such as local children's groups, special offers on hair and beauty and much more.

Why not book a stall at our Shepton Mallet event and have a good de-clutter, or come along and find yourself some bargains at fantastic prices.

Entry £2, children free

Preloved Stalls- £14
Preloved Stalls + Clothes Rail- £18
Craft Stalls- £16
Businesses and Children's entertainment please enquire.

Further information and stall bookings can be found on our website www.littlemonstersmarket.co.uk

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The Food Forest Project
30th March 2019

advocates for positive social and environmental change
Shepton Mallet Food Forest Tree Planting

11am - 3pm

Location: near Mendip Crematorium - look for sign

Bring Wellies & a Coat
Cake Sale and drinks for donations
Have fun and plant some trees
All ages welcome

Your environment and your community matter
for more details please visit:
THEFOODFORESTPROJECT@GMAIL.COM

 

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Jive Talkin' perform The BeeGees Live in Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
6th April 2019

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London's West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.

Ticket Prices* - £20.00

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Easter fun at Wookey Hole
6th-28th April 2019

inluding games and competitions with the Easter Bunny! Each child receives an Easter treat.

Over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket!

Guided tour of the world famous Wookey Hole Caves – see where the Wookey Witch was turned to stone!
Dinosaur Valley, walk amongst these giants
4D Cinema. Where will the witch’s spell take you? Currently showing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4D experience!
Cave Museum and Cave Diving Museum
Paper Making Demonstrations
Wizard’s Play Barns
Victorian Penny Arcades
Magical Mirror Maze

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Craft 4 Crafters at Bath & West Showground
11th-13th April 2019

Aprils' Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions. With stands over 2 floors, new workshops rooms, and larger restaurant and cafes, making the show simply one of the best in South West!
Keep checking the website for more details on our demonstrations and workshops so you can book your spot in advance.
Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station!

Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre will have tickets for sale - watch out for updates

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Peter Rabbit™ Visit at East Somerset Railway
17th April 2019

 Peter Rabbit™ will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will be fun activities for children to enjoy all day.

Driver for a Tenner will be running, where you can drive a locomotive for £10 and the Miniature Railway will be open all day.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew!

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
18th April 2019

Len Ware "The Gartons of the Anglo Bavarian and their story"

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

Easter Fun at East Somerset Railway
19th-21st April 2019

If children bring their cuddly toy they travel for FREE!

(one child free per fare paying adult).

Standard Ticket prices apply.

In an age of computers and apps, come and spend Easter with your family and our friendly staff, to experience steam in all its whistling glory. There will be awesome Easter activities to enjoy in a wonderful steam setting.

The Miniature Railway will be running, as well as Driver for a Tenner and why not visit the Engine Shed and Workshop to get up close to the wonder of steam. Do not forget to fuel up at the Whistlestop Cafe and get some great goodies in our Station Shop.

Ride the train as many times as you like and have a chat with our engine crew and volunteers, who cannot wait to welcome you for Easter Fun!

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Arrival - The Hits of ABBA at Wookey Hole Caves
19th April 2019

The show that every ABBA fan has been waiting for !

This multi award winning show has toured internationally, has sold out in over 28 different countries worldwide, and has delighted audiences of all ages.

As well as performing in venues across the globe Arrival have also performed on T.V and Radio stations internationally with appearances in the U.S.A, India and China performing to millions of Abba Fans, which truly makes Arrival one of the world’s most successful touring tribute shows.

A fantastic high energy show that features a vast catalogue of hits loved by generation after generation including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘The Winner Takes it All, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Voulez Vous’ and many more.

A 2 hour extravaganza with original Abba harmonies, authentic replica costumes, stunning vocals, accomplished live band and video projection throughout.

This winning formula recreates the true fee

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Glastonbury Medieval Festival
20th-21st April 2019

Glastonbury Abbey is pleased to be hosting a Medieval Fayre once more in 2019. Held over the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend in 2019 the Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre will be fun for the whole family with displays, activities, re-enactment and craftspeople and artisans. There will be workshops and a medieval market and a full program of events.

10am to 5pm each day

Some of the things you can see and do in 2019 include:

Grand Medieval Joust
Battles
Jester
Story teller
Medieval Musicians
at Glastonbury Abbey

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Needle Felted Spring Wreaths and Decorations - The Hive
20th April 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.
Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a Spring decoration of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Kids Spring Sewing Group (using flat felt, fabric and embellishments) on in the morning.

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Kids Spring Sewing Group at The Hive
20th April 2019

Special craft and sewing workshop for the children - come and make a Spring decoration of your own design. All materials and guidance provided. £10 per child. Parent/Guardian must stay at The Hive too (help out or treat yourself to a cuppa).

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Mells Daffodil Festival 2019 - 40th Anniversary Special
22nd April 2019

 Mells Daffodil Festival will be taking place on 22nd April 2019.
We are planning our usual programme of fun events - plus some special extras to celebrate turning 40.

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Psychic Sally - 10th Anniversary Tour at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th April 2019

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.
Sally is one of the Uk's most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years.
Sally's jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation's best loved medium.
Sally says 'The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side'.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.
**The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Ticket Price* £24

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Family Day - Animals! at East Somerset Railway
5th May 2019

 If kids come dressed up as their favourite animal they get a FREE ice-cream!

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of your favourite animal!)

Woof! Meow! Neigh! We all have a favourite animal, so why not come as a stripy zebra, roaring lion, or hopping frog. Go wild!

Standard ticket prices apply and please collect your ice cream voucher when you buy your tickets at the Ticket Office to redeem against any ice cream in the Station Shop.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew

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Mendelssohn Elijah - Sherborne
6th May 2019

Sherborne Festival Chorus with Sherborne Classical Players

We're delighted to be part of the Sherborne Festival Chorus again for its annual concert in Sherborne Abbey Festival. Mendelssohn brings this intense biblical story to life with rich orchestral colour and stirring choruses. The work is full of drama; earthquake, wind, fire and drought, famine, flood and resurrection. Written for a British audience, it was a huge success at its premiere in Birmingham Town Hall and remains one of the stalwarts of the choral repertoire

at 7.30pm

for tickets details and further information about the festival see our website

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National Garden Scheme Open Day at Kilver Court
9th May 2019

we'll be opening our garden doors in the name of charity for the first of this years National Garden Scheme Open Days. The scheme sees gardens across the country donate their admission fees to the NGS, which they share amongst a number of well-deserving charities.
 

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
16th May 2019

Laura Burnett, Finds Officer for South West Heritage, will show Shepton archaelogical finds and would welcome people to bring along what they have dub up or had handed down

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

Needle Felting Workshop - Miniature World in a Teacup at The Hive
18th May 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a miniature world in a teacup. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
22nd May 2019

 For all diesel enthusiasts, we are proud to include two Diesel Multiple Unit Days for the 2019 season, where the DMU will run all the services!

Trains run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply.

You will be able to ride the diesel train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe.

If you want to take your diesel experience to the maximum, why not book a DMU Driver Taster Session? You will be under the expert supervision of our Driver and learn how to operate and ultimately take control of the DMU!

The DMU Driver Taster Session costs £120, for an hour and a half experience.

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Shindig Festival at Bruton
23rd-26th May 2019

Adults Tickets from £115, kids go free (12 and under)
at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton

featuring: 
Live: Estelle, Ozomatli ft Chali 2Na, Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revoluntary Minds plus many more

DJ's:- Kenny Dope, DJ Nu-Mark plus many more

Specials: Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party and many more
workshops, talks, family circus, cabaret, see our website for extensive listing of all the acts etc

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Wells Comedy Festival
24th-26th May 2019

Now in its fifth year. It promises to be bigger and better than ever and - judging from its first batch of shows announced it will be. Top acts include: Nish Kumar, Jayde Adams, Jamail Maddix, Ed Gamble, Fern Brady, Suzi Ruffell, Laura Lexx, Geoff Norcott, Desiree Burch, Ahir Shah, and Andrew Maxwell.

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Pop Divas Live! at Frome Memorial Theatre
25th May 2019

The Best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and of course Katy Perry will Roar as 5 enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today.

Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Rhianna will all be dropping in to the biggest pop party ever so make sure you're there!

With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Divas Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more! The best songs from all your favourite female stars in fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Ticket Price* £15.00

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Whitsun at Wookey Hole
25th May - 2nd June 2019

Whitsun Holiday

We’re going dinosaur mad again! Come and meet our NEW animatronic dinosaurs! Walk among these giants and see how many you can name.

Our 4D cinema will be playing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, so join these pre-historic pals on a trilling adventure of a lifetime!

Tour the famous caves, meet the Witch of Wookey Hole and watch our amazing circus shows! There are over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket, both inside and outdoors for a fun day whatever the weather!








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Little Monsters Market - SHEPTON MALLET - Nearly New Sale
26th May 2019

 at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

2pm to 4pm
Adult Entry only £2
Children free

Preloved stalls offer that all important bargain😍 selling quality maternity and children's items including clothes, toys and equipment at a fraction of their original cost.

Local craft stalls provide you with the opportunity to find something special such as handmade keepsakes or something nice for Mum and Dad.

Business stalls and advertising offer you local information that as parents you will find useful such as local children's groups, special offers on hair and beauty and much more.

Why not book a stall at our Shepton Mallet event and have a good de-clutter, or come along and find yourself some bargains at fantastic prices.

Entry £2, children free

Preloved Stalls- £14
Preloved Stalls + Clothes Rail- £18
Craft Stalls- £16
Businesses and Children's entertainment please enquire.

Further information and stall bookings can be found on our website www.littlemonstersmarket.co.uk

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The Gruffalo Visit at East Somerset Railway
27th May 2019

The Gruffalo will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 3.15pm. Don't forget your camera!

There will be fun activities for children to enjoy all day, all with a woodland theme.

Driver for a Tenner will be running, where you can drive a locomotive for £10 and the Miniature Railway will be open all day.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew!

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Family Days - Superheroes! at East Somerset Railway
29th May 2019

If kids come dressed up as their favourite superhero they get a FREE ice-cream!

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of a superhero!)

Kids (and adults too if you want to!), it is time to put on your cape, mask and spandex to celebrate the characters that inspire us to be better than we can ever imagine! Plus have a chance to use those awesome superpowers.

We have a telephone box for Superman to transform in! Iron Man can fly alongside the steam engine! Spiderman can create a web to stop the train running off the end of the line at Mendip Vale! And Captain America can lift the engine to run around the carriages without changing the points!

Standard ticket prices apply and please collect your ice cream voucher when you buy your tickets at the Ticket Office to redeem against any ice cream in the Station Shop.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew!

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The Royal Bath & West Show 2019
29th May - 1st June 2019

A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink.

📆 29th May - 1st June 2019
🎟 Children go FREE & Adult tickets are on sale now!
🚗 Free parking
📍 Bath & West Showground, Somerset BA4 6QN

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One Night Of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at Frome Memorial Theatre
7th June 2019

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, 'Gary Mullen and the Works' have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

Ticket Price* £22, O/60s & U/16s £21

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - for 4 weeks - Finding Shepton History
13th June - 4th July 2019

An innovative blend of walks and talks by local historian Alan Stone of the Shepton Mallet Local Hisotry Group to help people discover the fascinating history of our town.
Week 1 - 13th June -
Talk: Eastern Shepton

Week 2: 20th June -
"is a walk of Eastern Shepton"

Week 3: - 27th June
is a talk of Western Shepton

Week 4: 4th July
there is a walk of Western Shepton

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - at Kilver Court
13th June 2019

This summer, we'll be joined by the Handlebards and their performance on 'Much ado about nothing'.

The Handlebards are the world's first cycling theatre company and they pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Come and join the fun and enjoy Shakespeare's hilarious comedy about two lovers who want to do anything but love each other. The event will take place in our garden and is fun for all the family.

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
14th-16th June 2019

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, iacf is proud of its reputation as one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods.

The fair is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

A weekend antiques fair, with early admission on the Friday afternoon; the fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day! 

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
15th June 2019

 An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares. collectables, jewellry, textiles, books and pictures.

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A Midsummer Marriage - Sherborne
22nd June 2019

A joyful selection of favourites chosen by brides and grooms for their special day, alongside settings from the Song of Solomon, which contains some of the most beautiful love poetry ever written, inspiring composers from across the ages.
Music includes popular favourites such as Mozart Laudate Dominum, Rutter The Lord Bless You and Keep You, Parry I was glad and Handel Zadok the Priest, along with settings from the Song of Solomon by composers as diverse as Walton, Palestrina, Victoria and Hadley, Whether you are planning a wedding, or just want an enjoyable summer's evening of good music, join us

Tickets £5 (unreserved) - under 18's free
Reserved tickets £10 - £16 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre - 01935815341

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Needle Felted Jewellery with Embellishments at The Hive
22nd June 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a piece of needle felted jewellery with beads and embellishments of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Family Days - Dinosaurs & Unicorns at East Somerset Railway
29th June 2019

If kids come dressed up as a roaring dinosaur or magical unicorn they get a FREE ice-cream!

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of a dinosaur or unicorn!)

Kids it is time to rooooooar and walk like a dinosaur! Whether it is a gigantic T-Rex, quick Velociraptor, or flying Pterodactyl we are ready to be scared by your monster moves.

If you prefer something more magical, why not be a unicorn! With flowing mane and galloping hooves, we would love to be caught under your mythical spell.

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Jethro - The Count of Cornwall at Frome Memorial Theatre
12th July 2019

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy. He will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style and is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived.

Ticket Price* £20.50

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Dance Fusion Wells presents their first Summer show - at Wookey Hole Caves
13th July 2019

Dance Fusion Wells is a new dance company fusing 3 different styles of dance, ( Street dance, cheerleading and contemporary dance) Bekki Oats (owner/dancer & choreographer) set up the company in February 2018 after moving to the city last year.

This year’s show will introduce the company and showcase the students first year of work in an exciting and diverse performance.

Show Times:

Box office / bar opens: 5.30pm
Doors to the show open: 6.00pm
Show starts: 6.30pm

(There will be a short interval where the bar will be open)

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
18th July 2019

An evening at East Pennard

Details to follow

Needle Felted Cupcakes and Flowers at The Hive
20th July 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute needle felted cupcake or a flower of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Summer Holidays at Wookey Hole Cave
24th July - 3rd September 2019

 Bursting into summer means only one thing – FUN! For a full day out whatever the weather, look no further than Wookey Hole. Our caves offer a great adventure deep underground with guided tours telling you all about how they were formed and about the legendary witch who once dwelled in them!

‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ is our film for 2019 and will have you truly transported to a world that time forgot. With moving seats, wind effects and 3D vision it’s a thrill for all ages! Our new animatronic dinosaurs bring pre-history to life.

Wander around the valley and see how many you can name! Wookey Hole Circus Shows will be running daily throughout the summer holidays and it’s a show not to be missed! Our local young performers will wow you with their amazing skill at trapeze, juggling, magic and more!

The Witch of Wookey Hole will also make a special appearance in the show and you’ll also find her wondering around the site. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a photo with this friendly witch!

Also included in your visit

Paper Making Demonstrations
Mirror Maze
Vintage Penny Arcade
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
… and more!

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VIBEFEST at Royal Bath & West Showground
27th July 2019

First Wave headliner announcement:
Big Narstie
Tim Westwood
Maximum BBK
Marcus Nasty
DJ Ironik
Sukh Knight
Robbo Ranx
Jamie Rodigan
Shosh
Mikey B
Lily Mercer
Skinnyman

Limited earlybird tickets £25 

Inflatable 5k - at Bath & West Showgroud, Shepton Mallet
10th August 2019

9am to 2pm

The Inflatable 5k is heading to the Royal Bath and West Showground for the first time! The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more insane. We have added crazy NEW obstacles to make the most fun and extreme inflatable obstacle event ever created.

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PJ Masks Visit at East Somerset Railway
10th August 2019

For 2019 we have the excitement of Heroes vs Villians! Catboy and Romeo will be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at intervals throughout the day!

The Activity Tent will be open all day with PJ Masks themed activities for the children to enjoy. There will be bouncy castles for children to run off some steam next to our play area and Face Painting next to the Activity Tent.

Driver for a Tenner will be running, where you can drive a locomotive for £10, the Miniature Railway will be open all day and there will be Brake Van rides.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew! 

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Needle Felted Dragons at The Hive
17th August 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute or ferocious needle felted dragon of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Mid Somerset Show
18th August 2019

Bringing you The Mid-Somerset Show, the only one day agricultural show in the South West with free entry for pedestrians. A fantastic family day out with something for everyone from dog shows and cheese tasting to livestock displays and crafts stalls.

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The Bath Priory (Late summer event)
5th September 2019

On this visit to The Bath Priory, Head Gardener Jane Moore will bring her trademark passion, enthusiasm and experience of the hotel’s four acres of walled gardens, exploring the abundant late summer borders filled with vibrant perennials and autumnal interest shrubs and trees. Every season is a celebration of colour in this beautifully maintained garden.

Hydrangea and Cotinus vie for attention with asters and Persicaria, while the kitchen garden is over flowing with produce at harvest time. After perusing the gardens, guests will enjoy access to the historic Bath Priory Hotel, built in 1835 as a private residence until 1969, when the house was bought and converted into a seven bedroom hotel. The following 25 years saw The Bath Priory prosper as a hotel and in September 1994 it was the first hotel purchased by the Brownsword family. 

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th September 2019

An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares. collectables, jewellry, textiles, books and pictures. 

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
13th-15th September 2019

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, iacf is proud of its reputation as one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods.

The fair is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

A weekend antiques fair, with early admission on the Friday afternoon; the fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day!

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
19th September 2019

Andy Sanders - postponed from last year

"Zula Wars, local people"

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

Wookey Hole Pumpkin Competition 2019
1st October 2019

Register your interest for Wookey Hole’s 2019 Pumpkin Competition by using the Pumpkin Mailing List sign-up form here.

2018: We Have A Winner!
Champion Grower Delivered Prize Pumpkin By Forklift

Competition organisers needed a forklift truck to deliver a giant pumpkin to the scales at Wookey Hole Caves on Saturday.

The giant fruit – which dragged the scales around to a colossal 927.5 kilos – squashed all other entries at the Somerset resort’s Giant Pumpkin challenge.

Daniel Medley, Director at Wookey Hole Caves, said more than fifty entrants had brought their produce to the weigh in – despite one of the most demanding growing seasons ever.





“The number of entries was incredible considering the long summer drought. Pumpkins demand large quantities of water and we know some of our local contestants were using cider and apple juice to make up for the lack of rain through the summer.

“We had to employ security guards at the weigh in to ensure people didn’t help themselves to prize-winning pumpkin seeds – which can change hands for thousands of pounds.”

The poor growing season meant that diehard growers were in with a greater chance of winning the resort’s £1,000 prize for the heaviest specimen.

Overall winner of the competition was Ian Paton from Lymington in Hampshire. Prizes were also presented for the most perfect pumpkin and also the spookiest carved or decorated pumpkin as chosen by the Witch of Wookey Hole.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
17th October 2019

Pat Hase: "Victorian Servant"

Pat always delivers very interesting talks

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members 

Craft 4 Crafters - at Bath & West Showground
17th-19th October 2019

Quilt, Textile & Crafting Exhibition
Door Tickets Adult £9 Concession £8
Children Under 16 GO FREE!

Satisfy your Crafting Passion this October!
The Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground this October will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of Craft Businesses, Displays, Textile Artists, Quilt Displays,Workshops, Make & Takes and Competitions. Set out over 2 Exhibition Halls and a balcony area, it is simply one of the best crafting events in the South West!

Keep checking the website for more details on our demonstrations and workshops so you can book your spot in advance.

The estimated exhibitor attendance is 150 but please keep checking the exhibitor list as it is updated daily!

The showground is situated in a central location with plenty of free parking. If travelling by train, there is a free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station throughout the day.

For coach parties and large ticket bookings please contact 0117 370 3342

Doors open 10am - 5pm everyday

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
8th November 2019

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, iacf is proud of its reputation as one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods.

The fair is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

A weekend antiques fair, with early admission on the Friday afternoon; the fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day!

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
21st November 2019

with a mystery speaker - details to follow 

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

Needle Felted Toadstool Characters
23rd November 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute toadstool character of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.  

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Needle Felted Reindeer and Tree Decorations at The Hive
7th December 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute needle felted reindeer or tree decoration of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th December 2019

An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares. collectables, jewellry, textiles, books and pictures.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
19th December 2019

"Antiques Roadshow" with Allen Meechen.
Make sure you bring along your antiques and collectables

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members