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


 

Artists 303 Exhibition at the Red Brick/1st April to 13th May
 The artists exhibition is at the Red Brick building, Morland Road, Glastonbury.

The exhibition starts at 10:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday to Saturday, with Sunday and Monday starting at 10:00 to 16:30.

Meet the artists on Thursday 2nd April by invitation.

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Walks The Wild Side - 24-hour BioBlitz
23rd-24th May 2015

In 2011 we hosted our first BioBlitz, a 24-hour investigation to discover all we can about the wildlife on our site.

It's returning in May and you can enrol now for free. Take a look at the timetable and pick an event or events which you'd like to do and then email events@glastonburyabbey.com, call 01458 832267 or ask at the Ticket Office.

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Wells Fun Run
24th May 2015

Location : Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB
Contact : wells@wellscityharriers.org.uk

10K road race
5K road race
1.2k junior race (8-12yrs)
800m junior race (under 8 yrs)

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Sherborne Castle Country Fair & Rare Breeds Show
25th May 2015

 The show is run and organised by volunteers to raise funds for West Country Children's Charities.

Adults cost £12, a Child costs £4 and a Family costs £29. If booked in advance, there is a discount of 15%.

Free parking is available.

Please call 01749 813 899 for further information and tickets.

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Tractor Ted - East Somerset Railway
25th May 2015

This is a new and exciting day at the East Somerset Railway. Our all inclusive ticket lets you ride all day.


Tractor Ted will be here to add to your day at the railway. Enjoy the steam train ride, then come and meet Tractor Ted and the animals. We have tractor rides and ball scooping with mini diggers in the digger den.


Ride every train and the miniature railway, watch Tractor Ted’s real action films. Have your face painted and join in the activities in our imagination tent.


Help with feeding the engine, we give our engine a drink and coal cakes morning and afternoon.


There will be a competition ‘Eye Spy’ for children to do along the way, looking for different things to do with tractors and trains.

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Royal Bath and West Show
27th May 2015

The Royal Bath & West Show is England's Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England's only 4 day Royal Show.

This year the Show celebrates 50 years at the Showground. The Show Team are busy preparing for the 2015 Show and promise to bring you a action packed and great day out in May.

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Royal Bath and West Show
28th May 2015

The Royal Bath & West Show is England's Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England's only 4 day Royal Show.

This year the Show celebrates 50 years at the Showground. The Show Team are busy preparing for the 2015 Show and promise to bring you a action packed and great day out in May

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Royal Bath and West Show
29th May 2015

The Royal Bath & West Show is England's Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England's only 4 day Royal Show.

This year the Show celebrates 50 years at the Showground. The Show Team are busy preparing for the 2015 Show and promise to bring you a action packed and great day out in May

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Royal Bath & West Show
30th May 2015

The Royal Bath & West Show is England's Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England's only 4 day Royal Show.

This year the Show celebrates 50 years at the Showground. The Show Team are busy preparing for the 2015 Show and promise to bring you a action packed and great day out in May

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Mendip Sportive - in aid of Multiple Sclerosis
6th June 2015


The Mendip MS Society Somerset Cycle challenge.

The MS4MS is a fundraising cycle challenge to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride is initiated by Peter Graham, volunteer and chairman of the Mendip MS Society, and organised by small group of local cycling enthusiasts and authorised by British Cycling.

Get on your bike — you’re not over the hill yet!

No matter what your age and ability we hope you will get on your bike and help us raise money for MS. The ride is to be fun and non-competitive. You can ride 60 miles, or 60 kilometers, or even 60 minutes. Whatever your ability, do join us to raise money for what should be a fun day out on the moors and Mendip hills of Somerset.

When and where is it?

The 2015 ride will be Saturday June 6th, beginning and ending at Croscrombe Village Hall, near Wells, Somerset. . Free parking will be provided for participants Riders may set off between 9 am and 11am.

How do I participate?

Go to our register page to sign up. Registration is through the British Cycling registration process, which is fully secure and confidential. It is important to register for insurance purposes, and to gauge the level of participation and support necessary for facilities.

What are the routes?

We’ve set up three routes

60 km Easy Rider – 10 a.m. start
60 mile Gorge Blaster – 9 a.m. start
100 mile Monster Challenge! 8 a.m. start

The routes are shown on our route page. However, if you think those distances too far, you can still participate. Simply do something with 60 in it, and join in the fun and fundraising!

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Haynes Motor Museum /Somerset Bike Weekend
27th-28th June 2015

 Haynes Motor Museum are in partnership with Somerset Road Safety to host a fun-filled weekend for all motorcyclists.

The event will offer weekend camping, an Auto Jumble, Rider safety focus which includes demonstrations and assessed rides, Food and entertainment and many more.

For more information and a booking form please contact Caroline Coombes on 01963 442797 or email
caroline@haynesmotormuseum.co.uk

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Shepton Mallet Antiques Collectors Fair
3rd July 2015

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques 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 booth's 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 Antiques Collectors Fair
4th July 2015

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques 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 booth's 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 Antiques Collectors Fair
5th July 2015

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques 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 booth's 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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Croscombe Fun Day & Village Show
11th July 2015

Croscombe Fun Day & Village Show is an annual event providing lots of fun for all the family. This year it is on Saturday 11 July, 11:30-16:30.

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The Godney Gathering
18th July 2015

A whole range of exciting musical acts....

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - Classic Bus Journey
23rd July 2015

A classic bus is booked, so please provisionally book your seat!

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.

Mid Somerset Show 2015
16th August 2015

Details to follow.....

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - My Family and Jack the Ripper
17th September 2015

Presented by Pat Hase who has spoken several times but this is always extremely interesting.

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU.

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - Dorest and Somerset Coal Canal
15th October 2015

Presented by Derrick Hunt.

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU.

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM followed by Remembering Shepton's Hospitals
19th November 2015

Presented by Gill Lindsay.

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU.

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - Clocks and Watches
17th December 2015

Presented by Roy Schubert.

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU.

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - The History of Cheddar Cheese
21st January 2016

Meetings take place at 1930 on the third Thursday at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU.

The nearest Car Park is Cook's Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park EXIT.

Annual Membership: £6 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 per meetings held in the Hall, other meetings will differ.