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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.

International Air Day - RNAS Yeovilton
26th July 2014

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26 July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow. The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you’re a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!

The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support from the world’s leading aerospace companies. Air Day continues to build on its success having won Gold at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013 and Bronze at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013.

Over five hours of spectacular flying displays will include fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams, aerobatics and will culminate with the world renowned Commando Assault Finale featuring troops, aircraft and pyrotechnics galore! All the latest news and full event information will be available here as planning progresses.

If you’re looking for something extra from your Air Day experience then we have plenty of options for you to consider including, hospitality packages, grandstand seating, helicopter pleasure flights and the Photocall Day.

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Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius - Wells Cathederal
26th July 2014

Somerset Chamber Choir's concert includes Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and music by Parry: I was glad. Blest Pair of Sirens and Jerusalem

Tickets are available to book online where you can pick your own seats (for nave reserved seating) and also from Taunton TIC by phone (01823 336344) or in person Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm.

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Cranmore Village Fayre
26th July 2014

2pm-5pm in the Village Hall
Free entry
Teas, cakes, bottle stall, bric-a-brac, books, plants, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy and of course a raffle with a first prize of a helicopter ride plus lots more exciting prizes.
There will be music and food in the Strode Arms. Or try your hand at bell ringing or playing the organ in the church.
Parking in Jill’s Close £1 per car.

Artisan Market and Lampshade Workshop - Browne's Garden Centre, Wells
26th July 2014

From 10.30am - The Artisan Market at Browne’s Garden Centre has 20 stalls selling artisan food crafts and gifts, and this week hosts a lampshade making workshop.
You will learn how to make your own lampshade choosing from some fantastic fabrics and be guided on how to make a stunning item for your home under the watchful eye of Charlotte from Funkysheets.
Places are limited for this Workshop and you should contact
charlotte@funkysheets.co.uk 07503 193340 to book stating which slot you would prefer 10.30-12pm, 12.30-2pm and
Yummy cakes provided by Bridget’s Cakes and refreshing cool drinks will be served and are included within the £22 booking fee.

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Farmfest Somerset
1st-2nd August 2014

We’re a festival that doesn’t believe in hype or inflated prices.

What we do believe in is a genre-defying selection of music from emerging talents, cult heroes & local gems, inspiring arts activities, amazing charities and great local produce,
set to a beautiful Somerset vista.

Or to put it simply: good music, good causes, good times.

Tickets from £53.

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World War I Commemoration
4th August 2014

Shepton Mallet will be commemorating the start of World War One.

11.00 am -7.00 pm Silent Vigil at the Cenotaph by Shepton Mallet RAF Air Cadets

2.30 - 4.30 pm Fish and Chip meal at Whitstone's for £6. Ticket only. Available from Shepton Mallet TIC. All proceeds to the RBL Poppy Appeal.

7.00 - 7.15 pm Procession to Collett Park via the Cenotaph led by HMS Heron RN Volunteer Band. Assemble on the Market Square 6.45 pm

7.30 - 9.30 pm Commemoration in Collett Park of the 140 citizens of Shepton Mallett who went off to war and never returned. Band concert, display of World War 1 memorabilia, living history audio-visual presentation, hog roast and refreshments or bring your own picnic.

9.30 - 9.50 pm Move to Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, led by Air Cadet drummers.

10.00 - 11.00 pm Candle-lit Service of Commemoration in the Parish Church, including introduction by Allan Mallinson

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ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SMTIC WW1 Commemoration Fish and Chips meal
4th August 2014

 At Whitstones's from 2.30 - 4.30 pm £6.
All proceeds to RBL Poppy Appeal

The Wizard of Oz - Frome Memorial Theatre
7th-9th August 2014

 Spellbound are the youth section of Frome Musical Theatre Company. For their 25th anniversary they are presenting
The Wizard of Oz, with familiar friends including Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and many more.

With many familiar songs, lots of dancing and spectacular costumes – a show for all the family and one not to be missed!!
Evening performances at 7pm. Saturday Matinee at 2pm.
Tickets: £10, Concessions £9 and under 16's £8.
Box Office Monday to Saturday 9.30 - 1pm. Frome Memorial Theatre 01373 462795

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Glastonbury Extravaganza 2014
9th August 2014

Book your tickets online now for an excellent evening in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

Headline act Robert Plant and the sensational Space Shifters....

More details to follow. Gates open at 1700. Tickets £35

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Resourceful Crafts Workshop
16th August 2014

At Somerset Earth Science Centre, Stoke St Michael,
from 10 - 4 pm

Fabric printing

Print t-shirts, tea-towels and fabric, Learn simple hand printing techniques, Cut stencils and lino, Have fun creating your own designs

£30 per person. Bring a packed lunch and a t-shirt!
For info call Caroline 01458 833 420

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Shepton Show
17th August 2014

Details TBC

Weird and Wonderful Wells
17th August 2014

From 12 - 5pm.  A free family event of hairy histories and scary stories of the smallest city in England.

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Macbeth in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey
22nd August 2014

The Festival Players are back for another year, this time with MacBeth - Shakespeare's story of a Scottish general who is encouraged by a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King of Scotland. Little does he know, his reign will turn into one of tyranny, bloodbaths and war.
Bring your own seating and a picnic.
Ticket price £12 adults, £10 concessions. Gates 7pm. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets from Glastonbury Abbey shop, Tel: 01458 831631or email: shop@glastonburyabbey.com

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27th-31st August 2014

 Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe's largest outdoor event locations. 2014 will see the show in its 46th year. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site.

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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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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 adults £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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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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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.