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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.

St Cecilia Concert: Music from Paris, 1738 by Candlelight
22nd November 2017

Performed by Continuum: Elizabeth Walker - Baroque Flute, Lucy Russell - Baroque Violin, Sebastian Comberti - Baroque Cello, and Michael Overbury - Harpsichord

Works by Telemann, Blavet, Guignon, Forqueray and JS Bach

at 7.30pm
in the candlelight Quire of Wells Cathedral

Tickets £12.00
available from Wells Cathedral Box Office
01749672773 and at the door

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Lunchtime Organ Recital
23rd November 2017

Music in Wells Cathedral 2017

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Organ Students
in the Quire of Wells Cathedral

FREE entry

Retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music

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Jon Boden - Afterglow
25th November 2017

Former lead singer of Bellowhead

One of the most venerated of the younger Brit Folk Generation

The great Jon Boden - fabulous lead vocalist, fiddler extraordinaire and all round inspiration
Afterglow - released Album 6.10.17

at the Cheese & Grain, Frome

Box office: 01373455420

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Christmas Fayre
25th November 2017

Willow Nursery & Pre-School Christmas Fayre

Gifts / facepainting / crafts/ Bouncy Castle / nearly new sale / post your letters to Santa / refreshments and more......

2 to 4pm

Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre

Prize for best festive dress

To book a stall or nearly new sale table email jdunwell1980@gmail.com

Mid Somerset Orchestra - Autumn Concert
25th November 2017


Piano Concerto No 2
Solo Piano: Hannah Mitchell

Strode Theatre, Street


Tickets (reserved): £12, £11 (conc), £3 (under 18)

Box Office 01458 442846

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Forever Jackson - Legacy of a legend
26th November 2017

Experience the closest concert performance to the original King of Pop

Europes's No 1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band

at Strode Theatre


Tickets £17.50, children (under 16) £12.50 - Family £50

Box Office 01458 442846

Kids' moonwalking workshop at 4pm included

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An Evening with Michael Portillo - at the Cheese & Grain, Frome
26th November 2017

One of the most popular and charismatic media figures in the country, Michael Portillo left politics in the late 90's after being a government minister for 11 years, including three positions in the cabinet.

Michael speaks frankly, openly and very candidly about his colourful life in and out of politics followed by a lively question and answer session before meeting the audience afterwards.

Tickets available from Cheese & Grain Box Office 01373455420
or Raves from the Grave - 01373464666

Doors 7.30pm
all seated event
Advance tickets £17.50 or Door £20

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Shepton Mallet - Knit and Chat
27th November 2017

All meetings of Knit & Chat will be held at

SWEDA, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet

Monday Mornings - 10.30 am to 12 noon
Tuesday evenings - 7-9pm

Light up a Life - 2017 Service of Light - Dorothy House
29th November 2017

2017 Service of Light

at 6pm

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet

in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care

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The Cantilena Choir presents A Sound of Angels
1st December 2017

featuring traditional and modern music, carols and readings

Music Director - Anthony Bevan

at St Mary's Church, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EJ

with an interlude of traditional mince pies and mulled wine.

Tickets £12.00 (Child £1) from:
Dicketts Stationers, High Street, Glastonbury or phone 01278 72280
Also on door

Email cantachoir@gmail.com

In aid of St Margaret's Hospice

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Westcountry Christmas Equine Fair 2017
2nd-3rd December 2017

9am to 5pm at

Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Indoor Arena
Beta Equestrain Knowledge Zone
Breed Village and Heavy Horse Area
Shopping Village - over 200 companies all indoors in 2 halls.

visit their website for more details and prices

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Hark The Glad Sound - Sherborne Chamber Choir
2nd December 2017

Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

at Sherborne Abbey

at 7.30pm

Magnificat settings by Briggs and Howells
Advent Antiphons by Bob Chilcott
and music by Biebl, Byrd, Dove, Jackson, Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Stopford

Tickets £5 - £16 - students under 18 free
01935 815341

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Shepton Mallet Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
2nd December 2017

in the Market Square

Arrive from 5pm

Christmas fun for all the family, Market Stalls, Carols, Visit from Santa, Late Night Shopping

Santa Grotto - in the old video store (opposite Haskins High Street) from 10-12 and 2-4 on the 2nd and the 9th December

£2 admission with a small but nice gift

Lights switch on ceremony at 6pm 

Christmas Fair at Cothay Manor
2nd December 2017

Many festive stalls
Gifts, Decorations
Crafts, Food etc
Refreshments in the Tea Room

10.30am to 4.30pm
£4 entrance

supporting St Margaret's Somerset Hospice 

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Santa and Elf Run - for Dorothy House Hospice Care
3rd December 2017

Choose iether 2.5 km or 5km

Join our festive fun run for all the family .....and the dog

Venue Dorothy House, Winsley

Starts at 11.00am

Ages and Prices:
0-4 years - FREE
5 - 11 years £7.50 (free elf accessories)
12+ - £15 (free Santa Suit)

Sign up at: www.santaandelfrun.org.uk

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Shepton Mallet U3A
7th December 2017

Monthly speaker meetings at the The Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices

All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: Members £1.50 - Guests £2.50

Tim Lewis - The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Castle Cary Choir - Christmas Concert
8th December 2017

invite you to an evening of Christmas songs, and light hearted readings, relevant to the joys of Christmas at our annual Christmas Concert 

at the Methodist Church, North Street, Castle Cary

Tickets £8 on the door
includes refreshments

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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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
9th December 2017

Early booking is recommended for the annual performance of one of the greatest choral works of all times, Handel's Messiah

HANDEL - Messiah

7pm in Wells Cathedral

Ticket prices £12 - £28 available from our website or Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office (01749672773) and at the door

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9th December 2017

CROSCOMBE CHRISTMAS MARKET - 10-2 pm in Village Hall, Fayreway

The Xmas market is always very popular, and new for this year we will have a string quartet playing between 10.30 and 11.30, Father Christmas in his grotto and children's activities. Mulled wine, soup and bread, and hot sausage rolls will be served as well as tea, coffee & home-made cakes.

Quirky crafts, ideal for presents, Xmas decorations, hand-made cards, Somerset honey, beeswax products, chutney, jam, marmalade, delicious cakes, bakes, & sweetmeats, gardenalia & plants - and lots more. It's a friendly and social event.

Our chosen charity for the next 12 months is Mendip Mallards, so please help us to help them.

Minehead Station - Christmas Market
9th December 2017

West Somerset Railway- Minehead

between 11am to 5pm

Gifts / Sheepskin Rugs / Hot chestnuts / Batch Farm Cheeses / Artisan Breads and Cakes / and much more

Access to Minehead Station is free
Minehead stations Turntable Cafe and Buffet Stop Shop are both open for the event.

A return diesel service will be running from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, stopping at all stations excluding Donifold Halt. The diesel service will be for advance ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased through our website under the Christmas Market page - £5 Adults, £2.50 young person and £12.00 family (2 adults and 2 young persons)

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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

Abba Sensation
14th December 2017

Sensation - Abba Tribute Band
presenting the music of Abba in a dynamic show spectular

Full Live Band

at Strode Theatre, Street

Tickets £12.50 - £16.50

Tel No 01458 442846

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Shepton Mallet Get Ur Skates on
14th December 2017

Christmas Roller Disco

over 18's only

8pm to 9.45pm

from £4

Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre

Book online at Eventbrite - (search Shepton roller) 

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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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Collett Park Christmas Stocking Filler Market
16th December 2017

10am until 4pm

Santa's Grotto
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
All day hot food - Pigalicious All Day BBQ
Bouncy Castle
Facepainting and Treasure Hunt around the Park!

Drifters Boat Club Christmas display on the water 2-4pm

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17th December 2017

Independent, Artisan Traders

10am - 3pm

Produce, Crafts, Gifts, Food, Drink, Music

please support your 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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Carols and Christmas Music by Candlelight
20th-21st December 2017

Wells Cathedral Choir
Jenny Cole (organ)
Matthew Owens (conductor)

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21 December at 7pm
in Wells Cathedral

Tickets £15 - £30
available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749672773 or at the door

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A Gala Night of Carol with Tim Pitman
20th December 2017

Shepton Brasserie - hold a Gala Night with local tenor Tim Pitman

from 7pm

£39.50 per person
Booking essential
Deposit Required

please visit their website for menu 

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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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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

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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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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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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