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Alcantara - beyond the Wells - Exhibition
Bridging cultures with music and art

Peter Lawrence (Somerset Artist) and Zeina Barhoum (Jordanian artist and Soprano)

Exhibition of paintings of Wells, Somerset, Europe and Jordan with ethos of building bridges (Alcantara), rather than walls.

The paintings are included in a hardcover book along with prose and poetry written by people from Somerset and the Levant region. The book will entertain whilst provoking thought about the long standing bridges of friendship and responsibility.

Exhibition from 28th October to 31st January 2018
Daily 10am to 4pm
Exhibition Room, Bishop's Palace, Wells
Entry is included in standard admission

http://peterlawrence.uk & http://zeinabarhoum.com

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Wells - Museum Exhibitions: Somerset Women at War
The Wells and Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

A new library exhibition opens: "Somerset Women at War 1914-1918" festures unsung heroines of the First World War volunteer nurses in Base Hospitals in France and in "The Cedars" war-hospital, Wells; and women in "male" jobs - from station master and policemen to factory worker and Land Girl.

The exhibition runs from Monday 13th November 2017 to March 2018

2017 Grand Christmas Raffle
Please come along and support the SMTIC Grand 2017 Christmas Raffle

We have numerous prizes all donated by our very supportive local businesses including hampers, champagne, bottles of wine, vouchers for local attractions and businesses within the community

To be drawn on Monday 18th December at 2pm

£1 a ticket

please support your local SMTIC.

Glastonbury - Rhyme Time
18th January 2018

Glastonbury Library Hub

10am to 10.30am for babies and toddlers

Glastonbury - Digital Drop-in
18th January 2018

Glastonbury Library Hub

10.30am to 12.30pm

one to one help with IT queries 

Shepton Mallet - Community Singing Group
18th January 2018

Mixed group open to all abilities.

Salvation Army Hall, Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet

Every Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm

FREE taster session, then fees are £6 (£5 conc) per session

FFI: sheptonsings@gmail.com or 07504758263

Street - Street Sings
18th January 2018

Ladies Choir

7.15 - 8.30pm

Every Thursday at the Quaker Meeting Rooms in Street

no auditions - singing for fun

Any queries please contact Polly at streetsing.choir@gmail.com

Street - Street Men
18th January 2018

Men's Choir

8.30 - 9.30pm

Every Thursday at the Quaker Meeting Rooms in Street

no auditions - singing for fun

Any queries pleas contact Polly at streetmen.choir@gmail.com 

Walton - Afternoon Dance Class
18th January 2018

No partner required for this fun and social Latin-in-line class.
Learn to dance all those Strictly moves

Every Thursday 1.45 - 3.15pm

Walton Village Hall

£5

All adults welcome

Contact Bev on 01458 446565 or 07542552721 for information 

West Mendip Walkers
18th January 2018

Moderate circular walk 10m from The Pelican, Chew Magna, BS40 8SL.

OS Map Ex 154 ST 576632

Start 10am
Free Car Park behind the pub
Details: Vi Howley 07711662993 or vihowley@me.com

 

Mid Somerset Tinnitus Self Help Group
18th January 2018

7.30pm in Wells Fire Station Community room, all welcome.

Details: Michael Rowe 01749 673044 or email mstshg@live.com

Ghost Walk Tour around Shepton
19th January 2018

following popular demand our next Ghost Walk Tour around Shepton is planned for Friday 19 January 2018

start time 7.15pm

from St Peters & St Pauls Church, Shepton Mallet

lasting approx 1.5 - 2 hours

£10 a ticket (no concessions)

tickets only available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Friday - Shepton Mallet Market
19th January 2018

Market Place, Shepton Mallet

Every Friday from 9am to 2pm

come along and support your local market

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Street - Folk Music
19th January 2018

Folk at the Mullions

8.30pm

Free entry

We are fortnightly apart from missing one at Christmas and having a summer break 

Cheddar - 100 years after the Great War
20th January 2018

 drop in event, Cheddar Library.
Paying tribute to those from the village who were involved in the war.

10.30am to 1pm

With the library internet facilities we will be able to look at records relating to your families on the spot so please bring your diaries, letters, medals or memorabilia. If you are also interested in those living in the streets in Cheddar between 1840 and 1939 we will have displays/internet access (1939 register) to look at Cliff Street.

Glastonbury - Brass Band Concert
20th January 2018

St John's Church

7.30pm

here's an opportunity to enjoy one of the top brass bands in the UK. Glastonbury Brass will play from their amazing repertoire of music with a general theme A Night at the Movies.

This will be interspersed with performances from talented vocalist Hannah Wills.

Contact Anne Armstrong on 07733111175 or 150866@sky.com  

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Glastonbury - Storytime
20th January 2018

Glastonbury Library Hub

11am to 11.30am for babies and toddlers
 

Strode Theatre, Street - Romeo and Juliet
21st January 2018

Bolshoi Ballet presents a live screening of Romeo and Juliet

at Strode Theatre, Street

3pm

Tickets £15 (Concs £13)

Wells - Single Social Club
21st January 2018

 Meet at the Tramways, West Street, Wells, BA5 2HN

Meet every Tuesday at 8pm

FFI: 01934743139 or email spasocialgroup@gmail.com

January MOT for your Body
23rd January 2018

An informative and FREE event with talks and 1 to 1 sesssions with a variety of holistic therapists who can get you feeling great again.

Feeling stiff, sluggish or achy?
Like something just isn't right?
Are some movements awkward or painful?
Is it getting you down?

Answered YES to any of these questions? Then come along for a free taster session from a wide range of therapies, to make your own choices about what works for you

Bowen, Access Bars, Kinesiology, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Yoga, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Chi Nei Tsang

More more information and booking = JANUARYMOT.EVENTBRITE.CO.UK

6PM - 8.30PM
Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT

An introduction to the Natural History and Uses of Trees
24th January 2018

WEA (Workers Educational Association)
Adult Learning within Reach - Castle Cary Group

An Introduction to the Natural History and Uses of Trees 
Tutor: Stephen Parker
Ref: C3529151
Course runs from 24.1.18 to 7.3.18 - 6 sessions
Start time 7.30pm
At Methodist Church Hall, Upper High Street, Castle Cary, BA7 7AT

FEE: £42.00

you can enrol online :http//www.wea.org.uk/south-west or by phone 0300 3033464 or phone Mike Henning, Branch Secretary on 01749 860352

Trees and woodlands form a major part of the British landscape; trees are not only beautiful, they are of great importance to wildlife and human wellbeing.
This course will cover a wide range of topics including an introduction to native trees species and their ecology, woodland management and conversation. Various aspects of the many way humans have used woodland products from earliest times to the present day will be investigated, using both biological and archaeological evidence and documentary sources. All lectures will be fully illustrated together with a practical session on tree identification.

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Creating Health Roadshow
25th January 2018

Join the Creating Health Roadshow at their next stop in Shepton Mallet for a fun evening of information and inspiration.

A Talk from Dr Campbell Murdoch - Somerset GP

6.45 for 7pm start - 8.30pm - booking essential
Email info@creating-health.org.uk or text 07904804524 to book your place - Event is FREE

What should we be eating for general health and wellbeing?
A simple explanation of the science of Nutrition and Health which is proving successful for so many across the world. With testimonials from Peter and Nikki and their success managing T2 diabetes.

Plus: information to take with you. Healthy tasty nibbles to try. Free Raffle - win a slow cooker! Meet local health related groups and charities.
and Optional Tai Chi for Health & Vitality session with John a 8.30 - pm
Where: Council Chambers, Shape Shepton, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

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Mid Somerset Orchestra - Winter Concert
27th January 2018

Conductor: Richard Jones
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Winter Concert featruing Mozart Horn Concerto No 3
Solo Horn: Jonathan Benger

at Strode Theatre, Street

7.30pm

Tickets (reserved) : £12, £11 (conc), £3 (under 18)
Box Office: 01458 442846

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Hutton Artist - Kevin Jones exhibition
29th January - 3rd March 2018

at Wells & Mendip Museum

running from 29 January 2018 to 5 March 2018

Hutton based artist - Kevin Jones will have an exhibition at Wells & Mendip Museum. Kevin who has exhibited in New York, Washington DC and Miami has also had a piece selected in May this year by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art, for the joint launch with Samsung of their latest product called The Frame.

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Charity Evening
3rd February 2018

Fund raising for Heads Up Mental Health Charity and Strode Theatre

festuring local bands:
The Tracks Band
Old Dogz New Trix
and the return of the legendary Salvos
plus comedian
Stewart Masters

starts 7pm
Tickets £10

Tel No 01458 442846

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Night of Nostalgia and Glamour
9th February 2018

Wells Town Hall 

It will be full of 1920's, 1930's and 1940's music and songs - performed by Lin Phelps (ex Ivy Benson Band and the Silver Levels Band)

Tickets are just £8 and available from Wells Town Hall or from Tina Blackwell on 07450367805 - tina.blackwell@live.co.uk and delivery can be arranged.

Blind Raffle for anyone who buys a ticket in advance with a top prize valued at £550. As guests arrive their tickets will be cut, we keep one half, the guests keep the other half. We will put all the tickets in a bucket. At the end of the evening we will draw the blind raffle. The prize has been donated by The Swan Hotel in Wells.

all money raised for Marie Curie

Willow Workshops
10th February 2018

at AceArts, Market Place, Somerton, TA11 7NB

Willow Heart Workshop (children)

11.30am - 12.30

£10 for each child aged up to 16 years old (under 6 years old to be accompanied by an adult to facilitate). Children will make a small woven heart.

Book direct with ACEarts 01458 273008

other workshops available see website

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Willow Heart Workshop - Adults
10th February 2018

You will have the opportunity to explore making different types of willow hearts using a range of natural materials, for example solid woven 2d hearts, 3D hearts and heart shaped wreath outlines. You will be able to make several small hearts exploring different apporaches or one larger heart using one technique

at ACEArts, Market Place, Somerton, TA11 7NB
1.30pm to 3.30pm
£25 each

Book direct with ACEarts 01458 273008
other workshops available -see website

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
14th February 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

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

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

Snowdrop Festival 2018 - Shepton Mallet
16th-18th February 2018

A festival for the whole community

Shepton Mallet bursts into life after winter to celebrate its own "Snowdrop King" and this lovely flower

Snowdrops in bloom around the town, and for sale in the Market Square, shop window displays, poetry and photography, arts and crafts. A celebratory walk , tea and cake - a great weekend for everone to enjoy.

Be part of it - spread the word - visit our website/facebook, follow us on Instagram

An initiative of the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society (a non for profit community group)

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Glastonbury Calling
24th February 2018

1 DAY ....6 VENUES....50 ACTS

Being held in Hawthorns Hotel, Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury fc, King Arthur, Riflemans Arms, The Bocabar (2 stages)

Acts include:
Talisman - Restless Youth - Leylines - Monarks - Lonely Tourist - Nicholson Heal - Dr Meaker (DJ Set) - Oska Zaky - Port Erin - Banco De Gaia (DJ Set) - Liquid State - Jack by the Hedge - In Brackets - Special Guest - Van Buxton - Charlie Miller & The Soul Agents - Harry & The Gondolas - We Merry Kings - Sean McGowan - Marsh Fires - 2Drink2funk -Irie Fire - Dave Beach - Moody Will & The Roll - Turner - Steve Henderson - Papa John - Connor C - Lewis Poole - Rik Allen - Toby Marks (Banco De Gaia) & Andrew Heath - Cosmic Ninja - Siblings of Us - Village Hall Feedback -PG Haze - View from the Beach - Hoodoo Dub - Jazz Divas - Brave Ones - Minor Works Unit - Starborn Se7en - Invisible Gem - Sail - Moonwatcher - Craig & Alex Priddice - Tom Clements - Ryan Webb - Foreign Correspondence - Mark Kelly - Kate Googh

Tickets available from glastonburymerch.co.uk - Jaywalk Guitars
£12 advance- £15 on the day

Arrive at venue early, once it's full, it's full

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Bath Half Marathon 2018 - in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care
4th March 2018

Run for Team Dotty!

Contact us now to secure your place

If you have an independent place we'd love you on the team too!

Tel 01225721480

email: emily.knight@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk

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Largest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair in the West
9th-11th March 2018

Antiques and Collectors Fair Weekend

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet  BA4 6QN

Friday 9th March to Sunday 11 March 2018

Tickets
Friday 12pm - 5pm - £10 (Fri tickets also allows entry on Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday 9am - 5pm - £5
Sunday 10am - 4pm - £5
Accompanied under 16's free.
Discount available for group bookings

Indoor Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Mobile caterers
Bureau De Change
Free Parking
Free valuations

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
14th March 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

John Dando "Privies"

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

The Bath Men's 2018 Walk
17th March 2018

Fancy a free Pie and Pint?

8 mile sponsored walk
Start 12noon - Dorothy House, Winsley

Finish at Bath Rec

Pre-walk refreshments

Two Six Nations games:
England v Ireland (2.45pm)
Wales v France (5pm)

Pie and Pint on us!!

Entry fee £29.95
 

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West Of England Game Fair
17th-18th March 2018

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018

9.00am until 5.00pm both days.

The West of England Game Fair is an important countryside event, supported by the British Association for Shooting & Conservation, Gunstar and The Countryman’s Weekly. Great for field sports: Shooting, fishing and gun dogs


Tickets will be available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information

Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
24th March 2018

The final concert of the 2017/18 season celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, featuring his Chichester Psalms, and works by his mentor and friend, Aaron Copland, alongside works by Barber, and by the distinguished Patron of Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, John Rutter CBE

7pm at Wells Cathedral

Ticket prices £10 - £25 available from their website or Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749672773 and at the door

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60's Top of the Pops
25th March 2018

It's Sunday Night, its March 25th and its 60's Top of the Pops featuring 2 groups with No 1 hits:

The Fortunes - "You've got your Troubles", "Here it Comes Again"

Edison Lighthouse - "Loves Grows Where My Rosemary goes"

with Special Guest Star

Glen Leon
(Lead Singer with Fabulous New Amen Corner)

Oh, What a Night!

at Strode Theatre, Street

Tickets £20.00
Starts at 7pm

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
11th April 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

George Bartlett - an Evacuee to Shepton in WW11, will recollect his memories

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

The Legend that is Dave Berry
22nd April 2018

"Crying Game"
"Little Things"

Union Gap
"Young Girl"

Vanity Fare
"Hitchin' a Ride"
"Early in the Morning"

Strode Theatre, Street
01458 442846

Tickets £20
Starts 7pm

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Largest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair in the West
4th-6th May 2018

Antiques and Collectors Fair Weekend

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN

Friday 4th May to Sunday 6th May 2018

Tickets
Friday 12pm - 5pm - £10 (Fri tickets also allows entry on Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday 9am - 5pm - £5
Sunday 10am - 4pm - £5
Accompanied under 16's free.
Discount available for group bookings

Indoor Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Mobile caterers
Bureau De Change
Free Parking
Free valuations

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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
5th May 2018

from 9.30am

at Wells Methodist Church

Join members of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Socity in learning and singing Faure's Requiem under the direction of conductor Matthew Owens.

Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome for this fun day, whcih culminates with an informal performance, open to the public, at 5pm

for further details please visit our their website

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
9th May 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

Sarah Withers: "Victorian Children"

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

The Kast off Kinks - Not to be missed
13th May 2018

The Kast off Kinks is made up former members of the most influential of British bands, the legendary "The Kinks".
This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1966 and 1969-76), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1979-96 and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).
Expect all the hits, including:
You really got me, Dedicated follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out!

Strode Theatre, Street
01458 442846

Tickets £20
Starts at 7pm

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
13th June 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

Evening excursion to be arranged

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July 

Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
11th July 2018

 Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

No bus trip this year but something may be arranged

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
12th September 2018

 Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

Andy Sanders "Men of Mendip go to Fight the Zulu" featuring local lads who survived the Zula Wars and Rorke's Drift

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July

Largest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair in the West
14th-16th September 2018

Antiques and Collectors Fair Weekend

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2018

Tickets
Friday 12pm - 5pm - £10 (Fri tickets also allows entry on Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday 9am - 5pm - £5
Sunday 10am - 4pm - £5
Accompanied under 16's free.
Discount available for group bookings

Indoor Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Mobile caterers
Bureau De Change
Free Parking
Free valuations

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
10th October 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

Allen Mechen "The History of Auctioneering since 500BC"

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July 

Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme - AGM
7th November 2018

Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

Annual General Meeting - with mystery guest speaker. New date not to clash with carnival

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July 

Largest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair in the West
9th November 2018

Antiques and Collectors Fair Weekend

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN

Friday 9th November to Sunday 11 March 2018

Tickets
Friday 12pm - 5pm - £10 (Fri tickets also allows entry on Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday 9am - 5pm - £5
Sunday 10am - 4pm - £5
Accompanied under 16's free.
Discount available for group bookings

Indoor Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Mobile caterers
Bureau De Change
Free Parking
Free valuations 

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Shepton Mallet Lantern Festival Workshops - 2018
1st December 2018

The Lantern Workshops and Lantern Parade - details to follow nearer the time

Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December 2018

Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December 2018

Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December 2018

Lantern Parade takes place on Saturday 22 December 2018

Shepton Mallet Local History Group 2018 programme
12th December 2018

 Meetings take place at 7.30pm on the second Wednesdays at The Salvation Army, Commercial Road, BA4 5BU

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

"History of Christmas" - Prof Ron Hutton of the University of Bristol. Truly enlightening

Annual Membership: £8 plus £1 per meeting
Non Members: £3 meeting
Meeting fees differ for June and July