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Summer Sculptures
Exhibition by West Country sculptors in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey

1st July to 1st October 2017

Open daily:*
July & August 9am - 8pm
September & October 9am - 6pm

Exhibition included in admission charge

*opening times can be subject to change. For further details please call 01458832267

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Let's Celebrate - Binegar & Gurney Slade
Remembering our own village hero Private Henry Martin

Saturday 15th July - Village Hall
5pm to 7pm - Exhibition
"Henry Martin life and times"

6pm to 7pm - Talk
"The Story of a Brave Man from Gurney Slade, Henry Herbert Martin a survivor of Rorke's Drift 1879"

Sunday 16 July - Village Hall
11am to 4pm - Exhibition
2pm to 3pm - Talk
"The Story of a Brave Man from Gurney Slade, Henry Herbert Martin a survivor of Rorke's Drift 1879"

for further information contact Andy Sanders - andysandersuk@yahoo.co.uk - 07753905042

Firefighting in the Mendips - An Exhibition
at Wells and Mendip Museum

5th August - 13th September 2017

Monday to Saturday - 10am - 5pm

Adults £1 - Under 16's FREE

Featuring the fire brigades of the Mendips, with artifacts, photographs, a children's quiz and more

Positive People - Free Digital Drop-ins
27th July 2017

Relaxed, friendly, community support to help you get on line, get up to date and well informed on how to use your computer, laptop or phone

Salvation Army, Old Magistrates Court,
21 Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Free
Tea and coffee

Balkan Dance Workshops
29th July 2017

Join Macedonian native Paola Blanton as she takes you on a dancing journey to the ancient dances of the Balkans.

Workshop 1 - 12 noon to 1.30pm
Balkan Fundamental Dances @ 20

Workshop 2 - 2pm to 4pm
Folkloric Immersion @ 25

or both workshops @ 40

All welcome - no experience necessary
Tea, coffee, and soft drink will be available from the bar
Bring a packed lunch.

for tickets and further information contact Nazreen on: 07831225951 or email info@nazreendance co.com

Advanced booking only please

Music in the Park - Collett Park with the Mangledwurzels
30th July 2017

After the amazing last show! They are back to get everyone dancing - The Mangledwurzels

see website later for further details

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Queen Elizabeth Carrier Adventure Playground - Fleet Air Arm Museum
10th August 2017

Opens 10 August 2017

The launch of two new aircraft carriers (Queen Elizabeth class) presents an exciting opportunity for both visitors and our local navy community to engage with the museum, our collection and our story.

The brand new equipment will include slides, swings and a replica jet to play on

Ages 2 - 14

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Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
14th August 2017

from the The Thatched Cottage

Come along and try one of our lovely walks in and around the town and countryside surrounding Shepton Mallet. Walks last around 1 hour at a steady pace.

for more information email jsmith@sasp.co.uk or call on 01749 341128

Pilton Community Allotment Open Afternoon
19th August 2017

The Pilton Community Allotment Association is having an open afternoon from 3.30 to 5pm.

You can find us on the corn of Top Street and Neat Lane, just below the building site for the new cottages. We're an organic group and we've been growing our own flowers, fruit and veg since 2009.

Everyone's welcome

MID SOMERSET SHOW
20th August 2017

The Showfield, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

Something for everyone:
South West Cheese Awards
Livestock / Poultry & Eggs / Show Jumping / Scurry Racing
Food Halls / Rural Crafts / Vintage Vehicles/ Arts & Crafts/ Somerset Cider Championship/
Pedestrians Free Entry
10 car parking fees apply

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Invitation to View - Old Bowlish House
23rd August 2017

Guided Tour of Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

"Invitation to View" is a unique scheme whereby people can visit any of 90 properties spread over 20 counties. Most are privately owned houses, rarely open to individual visitors, and many are family homes where guests are shown around by the owner. Book your tour at www.invitationtoview.co.uk or ring 01284827087 for a brochure

Tickets must be booked in advance by ringing the booking line 01206573948 or via our website

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair
24th August 2017

The National Heritage Show
near Blandford
Dorset

August Bank Holiday -
Thursday 24 August to Monday 28th August


widely recognised as the leading event of its kind in the world

come in and get your advance saver tickets with SMTIC

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Asham Wood Forest Folk
9th September 2017

 10.30am – 1.30pm

SWT are running two Family Forest School sessions in Asham Wood this summer for children living in East Mendip, with generous support from Hanson UK’s community fund.

Come along to have a go at den-building, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting, campfire cooking, songs and stories. Enjoy some quality family time in this beautiful ancient woodland.

This event is suitable for ages 5 - 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Led by Freya Morgan from Spindle Tree Learning

for more information or to book please contact lila.morris@somersetwildlife.org or phone 01823652474

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Invitation to View - Old Bowlish House
12th September 2017

Guided Tour of Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

"Invitation to View" is a unique scheme whereby people can visit any of 90 properties spread over 20 counties. Most are privately owned houses, rarely open to individual visitors, and many are family homes where guests are shown around by the owner. Book your tour at www.invitationtoview.co.uk or ring 01284827087 for a brochure

Tickets must be booked in advance by ringing the booking line 01206573948 or via our website

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
13th September 2017

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Bob Musgrave from the Society of Inn Signs: ''The Story behind Inn Signs''


Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR IN THE WEST COUNTRY
15th September 2017

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 September 2017

Royal Bath & West Showground
BA4 6QN

Fri - 12 noon - 5pm 10 (Fri ticket allows entry Sat & Sun)
Sat - 9am - 5pm 5
Sun - 10am - 4pm - 5

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Family Open Day - Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
16th September 2017

12 noon to 4pm

Live Music all day
Free classes taster workshops
Children's entertainment
Information Stalls
Refreshments
Meet the pantomine cast
Local choirs and bands

Free and open to all the family

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Circuit of Bath Walk
24th September 2017

in aid of Julian House

The Circuit of Bath Walk is a spectacular event which takes in some of Bath's most beautiful near countryside. Participants will not only enjoy a great day out, they'll also give a welcome boost to the work of Julian House. 2 miles or up to 20 miles, walkers make the choice, thanks to the the unique shuttle bus service which will run between the checkpoints.

please check out our website for further details

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
11th October 2017

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Phil Jenkins: "Enigma, Bletchley and the Hunt for Hitler's Rockets" which allows Phil to go through the V-1 and V-2 uses of Enigma decrypts. Not technical.


Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

Invitation to View - Old Bowlish House
11th October 2017

Guided Tour of Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

"Invitation to View" is a unique scheme whereby people can visit any of 90 properties spread over 20 counties. Most are privately owned houses, rarely open to individual visitors, and many are family homes where guests are shown around by the owner. Book your tour at www.invitationtoview.co.uk or ring 01284827087 for a brochure

Tickets must be booked in advance by ringing the booking line 01206573948 or via our website

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Be a Chorister for a Day
14th October 2017

Wells Cathedral invites boys and girls between the ages of seven and nine to come and meet the choristers, find out about chorister life and sing at Cathedral Evensong.

for more information/details contact the Cathedral Office on 01749674483 or email at musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

A. J's Big Band
14th October 2017

Featuring a special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

from the Big Band Classics from the Glenn Miller era

Swinging arrangements - Cool vocals - Great entertainment

7.30pm
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Tickets £16 - £15 concs

Tel 01823 414141

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Meditation and Self Practice Day
16th October 2017

with Jo Munroe, Reiki Master at
Hidden Treasures, 5 Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet

10am to 4pm

For anyone interested in developing self-healing tools including meditation and energy exercises based on Reiki, this nurturing day includes meditations (some lying down) and the use of crystals, colour and essences.

These meditation and self practice days are a lovely way to thoroughly relax, meet other like-minded souls and learn/revise techniques for self-healing.

Bring your own lunch (light refreshments provided), warm socks/slippers and a blanket.

No previous Reiki experience needed.

45 (10 deposit required please to secure your place)

Contact 07792831835

The Craft 4 Crafters Show
19th October 2017

Bath & West Showground
Shepton Mallet

Thursday 19th October to Saturday 21st October 2017
Doors open 10am to 5pm each day

Save 1 on all door tickets when purchased in advance - visit SMTIC nearer to the date

Door Admission 8 Adult - 7 concession - under 16's free

Free parking
Free shuttle bus service
Cafes and Restaurants

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Spooktacular at Collett Park
25th October 2017

Apple bobbing, Rat's Tails, Fancy Dress, BBQ, Splat the Rat, Bouncy Castle, and everything spooky

see website for further details nearer the time

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Oh What A Night - The New Jersey Boys
2nd November 2017

The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy

A Family show playing to sell out audiences and standing ovations

7.30pm

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Tickets £19 / £18 concs
Tel 01823414141

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
8th November 2017

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

AGM ''Bondage'' by Sarah Villiers


Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR IN THE WEST COUNTRY
10th November 2017

Friday 10 November to Sunday 12 November 2017

Royal Bath & West Showground
BA4 6QN

Fri - 12 noon - 5pm 10 (Fri ticket allows entry Sat & Sun)
Sat - 9am - 5pm 5
Sun - 10am - 4pm - 5

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Shepton Mallet Carnival
15th November 2017

It's a magical experience, come along and enjoy this free event.

Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomine - Bridgwater
9th December 2017

Reamba Productions and Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre presents

Jack & the Beanstalk -Family pantomine adventure

9th - 23rd December 2017

Box Office - 01823414141

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
13th December 2017

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Peter Tinney: ''Childhood Reflections'' to put us in the Christmas mood

Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

Christmas Market at Collett Park
16th December 2017

Santa's Grotto, All Day Hot Food, Bouncy Castle, and much more at our stocking filler market

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Invitation to View - Old Bowlish House
20th December 2017

Guided Tour of Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

"Invitation to View" is a unique scheme whereby people can visit any of 90 properties spread over 20 counties. Most are privately owned houses, rarely open to individual visitors, and many are family homes where guests are shown around by the owner. Book your tour at www.invitationtoview.co.uk or ring 01284827087 for a brochure

Tickets must be booked in advance by ringing the booking line 01206573948 or via our website

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Lantern Festival - Shepton Mallet
23rd December 2017

2017 parade

A fabulous illuminated parade from Collett Park to the Market Place

Gather at the Bandstand at 6pm

This year - 6 lantern making workshops in December:
Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 4pm - 2rd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, & 16th, 17th

2 for basic materials kit
Children under 16 must be supervised

Paul Street Community Centre - Paul Street, Shepton Mallet

please note that this year there is NO workshop on the day of the parade

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
10th January 2018

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Julia Wood, Wells Museum. Interesting records and artefacts from this area.

Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm