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Could your child be a Chorister?
An amazing opportunity for your son or daughter!

Could your child be a chorister in Wells Cathedral Choir?

"one of the most impressive of today's British cathedral choirs"

All Choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School where scholarships and busaries are available

for more information please telephone 01749 834213
or email admission@wells-cathedral-school.com 

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Garden Volunteer at Kilver Court Gardens
 Why are we looking for Garden volunteers?
It’s an exciting time in the Kilver Court Garden as we continue on a path of renewal and change that has already seen a brand new plant nursery, re-designed sub-tropical island, fern stumpery and complete overhaul of our massive 100m herbaceous border, all in the last 2 years! As we look towards 2018 and beyond, our sights are set on some major design projects including the modernisation of our 1960’s Chelsea gold-medal winning rockery and creation of a Mediterranean border by our south facing sloped lawn. We also hope to be featured on BBC Gardeners' World this year with an update on all the changes we've made since we were last on the programme in 2014. But if we are to achieve our ambitious plans, we’re going to need some help!

APPLY NOW AND FIND OUT MORE ONLINE AT KILVERCOURT.COM
01749 340 410 | ADMINISTRATION@KILVERCOURT.COM

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Shepton Mallet Branch - Royal British Legion
are inviting citizens of Shepton Mallet to sponsor a large Events Poppy for £5

The Poppy - our National Symbol of Remembrance, Reflection and Hope.

In thanks for your support a numbered Certificate of Appreciation will be issued to you

Shepton Mallet Town Council will display all the poppies across the town to commemorate the Centenary of the end of WW1.

Please pop into Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre to sponsor your poppy and get your numbered Certificate of Appreciation. 

Mid Somerset Show
19th August 2018

The Mid-Somerset Show is a traditional one day agricultural show with new breed specific livestock classes including cattle, pigs and sheep. Our equestrian classes include heavy horses, driving, hunter classes and showjumping. Whilst in other parts of the show you can see poultry, arts and crafts, flower show, floral art, classic cars, vintage vehicles as well as the South West Cheese Awards and the Somerset Cider Championship. Something for everyone. We are delighted to welcome Paws for Thought Dog Display Team to this years show.

£13 car parking fee apply
£11 Early Bird Car Parking Tickets - available from www.bradsons.co.uk

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Mendip Ramblers - Wessex Ridgeway
19th August 2018

moderately hilly 10.5 mile walk Wessex Ridgeway over Lewesdon Hill

Start 10am Pilsdon Pen Car Park on B3164 between Broadwindsor and Marshwood DT6 5NX
ST414009

Details: Laurence 01373452294/07568584994

St Cuthbert's Church, Wells - cream teas
19th August 2018

Cream teas and opportunity to hear the story of some unique medieval painted statues

2-4.30pm

contact office@stcuthbertswells.co.uk

Rare Plant Fair - Bishop's Palace
19th August 2018

Bishop's Palace, Wells 

10am - 5pm

Tickets £5 include entrance to the palace and gardens

Wells Cathedral - glass trail
19th August 2018

follow a glass trail and have a go at glass painting.

Sessions 10.30am - 12 noon 
or
2 - 3.30pm

£5 per family (2 children, additional children £1)
No need to book, just turn up and have fun

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at Mid Somerset Show
19th August 2018

I (Alan Woollard, DFSH, CNCH, MAfSFH) will be at the Mid Somerset Show, Shepton Mallet - you can find me in the Shepton in Business Marquee

Stop by to have a chat and enter the free competition to win a free consultation and 1st session, total value £70 

Beginners Stone Carving Course - Avalon Marshes Centre
19th August 2018

Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Carve your own Tudor Rose on this one-day course that introduces the beginner to the basics of stone carving. No previous knowledge is necessary and all equipment and stone is provided. At the end of the day you will be able to take home you very own carved Tudor Rose (or possible your very own carved daisy, or in the very worst case, a bag of stone chippings for your drive).

Places limited, booking essential.
Cost - £55
How to get involved Places are limited so booking is essential. For further information and booking please contact John Candler by e-mail on jhcandler@btinternet.com . Accessibility The course runs from 10 to 4 with a short break for lunch. You will need some dexterity with a hammer and chisel, and although the stone is soft, you will be standing and hammering for a lot of the day. The course is not suitable for under-16's.

At: Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9TT

Organised By Somerset Crafts Further Information Please come along wearing old clothes, because it gets dusty, and sturdy shoes in case you drop the hammer. A sense of humour is also a good idea, in case it all goes wrong. 

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Best Western Country Tour - Vintage Classic Car Rally - Wells
19th August 2018

Time: 08:00 - 12:00

The Best Western Country Tour vintage car rally will be starting from the Cathedral Green, then heading off over the Somerset Levels to the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster.
Members of the public are more than welcome to come and enjoy these beautiful cars before they get back on the road from 11.30am. 

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Mendip Ramblers - Dorset - 10.5 miles/16.9 kms
19th August 2018

Moderately hilly
Wessex Ridgeway over Lewesdon Hill and Pilsdon Pen.
Meet at Pilsdon Pen car park on B3164 between Broadwindsor and Marshwood, DT6 5NX
ST414009 / Ex 116

Meet at 10am

FFI Laurence 01373 452294 or 07568584994

Street - Health Walk
20th August 2018

Fortnightly from Vine Surgery, Hindhayes Lane, Street, BA16 0ET

10.15am for 10.30 am start with Adam

Join us for a short walk in and around Street on fairly flat routes and at an easy pace. This is useful for those starting or getting back into walking.

Lasting approx 45-60 mins

Details are correct at time of printing; please check our website for any amendments/changes to this programme.

General enquiries call us at 08004125502 / 07855283855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk 

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Colourscape at The Holburne Museum, Bath
20th-28th August 2018

Colourscape is a celebration for the senses, an amazing experience of colour, music and light for all ages.
25 interlinked coloured chambers form a labyrinth on the front lawn.
Put on a cape and immerse yourself in a new world made up of soft curved edges filled with intense colour, and discover performance spaces filled with music and dancing.

11am to 4pm
£5 (available on the day)

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB

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Collett Park Cafe - Bouncy Tuesdays
21st August 2018

 Summer holiday fun - bounce in the park for only £1

Every Tuesday of the Summer Holidays

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
21st August 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
21st August 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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Family Fun: Ahoy there! Pond and Pirate Day
21st August 2018

 Explore the wonders of the watery habitats here at Carymoor and discover which creatures call them home!


Pond-dip for beasties from our lovely new dipping platform, solve some 'river riddles' and make a willow dragonfly, then climb aboard the good ship Carymoor for lots of Piratey adventures!

10 am - 2pm

Suitable for children aged 4-11 and their parents / carers

Charge: £8 per person or £25 for a family of 4

Booking Essential: Please call 01963 351350 or e-mail education@carymoor.org.uk

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Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
22nd August 2018

 Fortnightly at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG

10am for 10.15am start with Steve, Mike, Sheila and John

A steady paced walk in Shepton and surrounding area, with some hills and possibly steps

Lasting approx 60 mins

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Children's Storytelling - at Wells Library
22nd August 2018

11am ( 4- 6yrs) and
11.30am (7 - 11yrs) 

Two chances to enjoy a free Storytelling session with author and story teller, Beth Webb.
The 1st session is for 4 - 6 year old and the 2nd session is for 7 - 11 year olds.

Reading from "Junkyard Dragons" and "Tales of Mischief and Mayhem"

free event booking required

0300 123 2224

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Glass painting at Wells Cathedral
22nd August 2018

All are welcome to join in on this popular event where you get to follow our glass trail and have a go at glass painting. Two sessions are offered at 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
or 2.00 - 3.30 pm.

This workshop takes place in the Education Room; all materials are provided with Peelable Glass Paint coming from local manufacturer, Thorndown Paints. The glass paint is water-based and non-toxic but will stain clothing so although aprons are provided, don't wear your Sunday best. Staff are on hand to offer help and advice.

£5 per family (2 children, additional children £1). No need to book, just turn up and have fun! 

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Wells: Children's Stories
22nd August 2018

at Wells Library, Union Street, Wells, BA5 2PU

4-6 years at 11 to 11.30 and 7-11 years @ 11.30 to 12.15

Beth Webb author of many children's books will be reading from "Junkyard Dragons" and "Tales of Mischief and Mayhem".

Free event

Booking required

Tel 03001232224 

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West Horrington - Board Game Group
22nd August 2018

Board Game Group
7pm to 9.30pm
Cheese Yard Cafe, West Horrington
Costs £1 towards cafe running costs
contact 07849688040

Throw a Ball Thursdays - Collett Park Cafe
23rd August 2018

  Join us for a free game of rounders

Every Thursday of the summer holidays

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Family Fun: Viking Experience
23rd August 2018

 Travel back in time to find out what it was like to be a Viking
Starts: 23rd Aug 2018

Experience a day in the life of a Viking by making a mini log house, trying your hand at using wattle and daub, baking bread over an open fire and lots more!

10am - 2pm
Suitable for children aged 4-11 and their parents/carers
Charge: £8 per person or £25 for a family of four
Booking essential: please call 01963 351350 or email education@carymoor.org.uk

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West Mendip Walkers
23rd August 2018

moderate circular walk 6m from Langport.
Ex129 - ST415266

Start at 1.30pm Town Square Car Park
Details: Andrew Smallbone 07581 568805 or andrewsmallbone@hotmail.com

Treasure Island by Boxtree Theatre at Bishop's Palace, Wells
23rd August 2018

When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late Captain Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to Treasure Island.

Will Jim find the treasure?

Will he make it back to England?

And should he trust the mysterious ship’s cook, Long John Silver?

With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, treasure and, of course, rum, in Boxtree Productions’ unique and energetic way!

Bring a picnic rug or low-backed seating and either bring your own picnic or book a BBQ Ticket.

Ticket prices:

Standard: Adults £14/Children £9/Family £44

Including food: Adults £19.50/Children £14.50/Family £62.00

Tickets including BBQ food should be booked in advance owing to limited availability. BBQ food consists of a burger with relish. If you are booking online, please contact the Palace in advance if you require vegetarian food, in order to guarantee availability

Tickets are available online via the website, via the Palace Shop (01749 988111 ext 205) or via the Palace Office (01749 988111)

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Glastonbury Walk - from Glastonbury to Avalon
23rd August 2018

An introduction walk 1 hr duration
Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre
Starts at 6p
£6 per person
For further information and tickets contact the GIC on 01458 832954

Street - Men's Shed
23rd August 2018

12.30 to 4.30pm
Unit 10, The Tanyard, Leigh Road, Street

Brian Bastable 01458443940
Email: brianbastable123@hotmail.co.uk

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Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly
24th August 2018

 These walks are between 1 and 1.5 hrs and include steps, inclines, uneven paths, stiles and gates

Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Vicky/Aileen

A pleasant walk in and around Glastonbury on footpaths and pavements with some inclines.

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Glastonbury Abbey - Fondant Flowers
24th August 2018

Fondant Flowers

One of summer’s delights are the beautiful flowers growing in the abbey grounds. Make a flower from fondant icing to take home.

11.00am – 1.00pm.

Normal admission applies. 

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Fossil Fun Friday at Writhlington, Radstock
24th August 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE

Join the team from Somerset Earth Science Centre for some fossil hunting fun on the coal heaps left behind from coal mining and now a geological reserve.

Booking essential limited numbers.

Wear suitable clothes, bring collecting bags,snacks/drinks, hammers goggles provided.

Meet: Radstock car park near Museum, on Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3EP.

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Somerset Rural Youth Project FETE - Collett Park
24th August 2018

The Somerset Rural Youth Project is a youth charity that runs various projects that provide young people with training and amazing opportunities. 

10am to 4pm

Raffle
Apple Bobbing
Cake
Jumble Sale
Face Painting
Crafts etc

at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Glastonbury Walk - Discover Bride's Mound History, Legent & Myth
24th August 2018

in this 2 hour walk to discover legends of goddess and Saint Brigid in Avalon, Arthurian Myth associated with Bride's Mound

Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre
Starts at 4pm
£9 per person
for further information and tickets contact the GIC 01458 832954

Summer Festival in a Day - Somerset Rural Life Museum
25th August 2018

10am to 5pm

We roll festival and fete into one for this day of music, crafts, games and good times, Somerset style 

Small additional charge for some activities

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Sense and Sensibility
25th August 2018

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Open Air Garden Theatre

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen adapted by Laura Turner

American Museum in Britain, Bath, BA2 7BD

7pm

Tickets and information from website

Adults £16 / Child £10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46
Gates open at 6pm
Please bring a torch
Please bring your own rugs or low-back seating 

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Free walking festival - Ditcheat
25th-27th August 2018

 The 2018 festival takes place in Ditcheat and will offer a series of 3 walks each day, ranging in distance from up to 6 miles up to 8 miles and up to 10 miles - all starting at 10am, with one shorter walk of 3 to 4 miles, starting at 1.30pm

All walks start from the Jubilee Hall in Ditcheat
All cars will be directed to park at Barber's Cheese Farm which is nearby.
To encourage more local walkers to take part, the morning short walk is 4-4.5 miles, so the walk will finish at the hall by lunchtime. This gives walkers the option of alonger walk by joining both the morning and afternoon short walk. Refreshments are available after each walk and donations of cakes, on the day, will be warmly.

Everyone is welcome

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
25th August 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

25th August with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Wings and Wheels - 19th Annual Staging
25th August 2018

Henstridge Airfield BA8 0TN just off the A30
Gates open at 10am - free car park

Donations and support for the Air Ambulance visit the new AW169 helicopter and meet the crew (subject to taskings)

Superb Classic Car and Vintage Transport Show
Trade Stands
BBMF Centenary Fly past Salute - Lancaster and Spitfire
Around 100 vintage and classic aircraft "walk-round" and close up viewing

Outdoor events might be affected by the weather, please visit website before setting off.

Adults £5 accompanied under 16's free
Clubhouse open all day - hot and cold snacks

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Bowlore Medieval Weekend at Bishop's Palace, Wells
25th-27th August 2018

 This August Bank Holiday prepare to be wowed in true medieval fashion by the daring antics of historical re-enactors Bowlore Medieval.

With stunning sword and archery displays, this skilled troupe will keep visitors enthralled, entertained and just a little bit nervous as they demonstrate the ancient art of sword-fighting, weaponry displays and William Tell-type archery skills!

Visitors who are feeling brave can also take part in their ‘have a go’ sessions of long bow archery and sword fighting

The costumed group will set up camp on the South Lawn of the Palace for the whole long weekend and are always happy to answer any questions, help you to try on authentic heavy chainmail or even let you stroke their tiny owl!

You’re sure to find a combination to entertain and astonish any age, and maybe even a new skill to learn!

The activities will take place from 10am-6pm each day and displays will be programmed at regular intervals throughout each day.

Included in admission and under 5’s GO FREE

This is a fundraising event. Proceeds from this event will go towards the upkeep of The Bishop’s Palace. Usual discount cards cannot be used.

The Palace building and Gardens will be open from 10am - 6pm to the public and Palace Members as usual.

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Evercreech Annual Fun Dog Show
25th August 2018

Entries £2.50 with a variety of classes eg "Most Loveliest Lady" rossettes to 3rd place.

Stalls, refreshments and BBQ - please come and join in the fun. Show opens 1pm

Raising funds for the Queens Road Playground Appeal - parking off Neales Way.  

Glastonbury - Big Craft and Vintage Fair
25th August 2018

Glastonbury Town Hall
10.30 - 4.30pm
Refreshments and free entry
Varied stalls with massage and readings also available.
07958308455 

Glastonbury - Walk: A History & Christianity Roots Walk
25th August 2018

1 hour duration
Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre.
Starts at 6pm
£6 per person
for further information and tickets contact the GIC 01458 832954 

Giant Flea Market
26th August 2018

 Over 250 inside and outside stalls, selling a plethora of items from retro-furniture, vintage clothing, garden statuary, crafts, art, jewellery, books, toys, sweets, clothes, CD’s, music, gifts, lifestyle products, stationary, fabrics and more

A licensed restaurant, café, food court and on-site banking facilities all help to make this a great day out for all of the family.

Dogs are allowed on the showground but must be on lead.

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Oxfam Quiz - Britannia Inn, Wells
26th August 2018

7.30pm start

at The Britannia Inn, Wells

Teams of up to 6, £2.50 per team member, to book phone Terry 01749 672342 

Tower Open - St Cuthbert's Church, Wells
26th August 2018

2 - 4.30pm

£5/£2.50
Cream Teas
Numbers limited - please book office@stcuthbertswells.co.uk 

Coleford Village Day and Dog Show
26th August 2018

Highbury Playing Fields, Coleford
Church service in the marquee at 11.30am
Events open midday
Fun for all the family 

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Chilcompton Fringe Festival
26th August 2018

Chilcompton Sports Ground, BA3 4EY
1pm - 11pm 

A celebration of music, literature, and performing arts.
Bars, food and street stalls
Children's entertainment
Entry £3 adults (pre 5.30pm) or £7.50 after/
£1 children - 11 -16 / under 11's free

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Glastonbury Abbey - Outdoor Film - War Horse
27th August 2018

 further details to follow - visit their website

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Glastonbury Abbey - Make a Sunflower
27th August 2018

 Make a Sunflower

Sunflowers are heliotropes…they follow the sun as it moves around. Make a paper sunflower that reminds you of the sun.

11.00am – 1.00pm.

Normal admission applies.

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Bingo at The Prestleigh Inn
27th August 2018

Bingo here at the Prestleigh Inn hosted by ACE Events UK.

Shepton Mallet's popular Bingo evening has moved to a new venue, Now boasting bigger prizes we look forward to welcoming you to the Prestleigh Inn

at 8pm

£10 for your Bingo cards with an additional £1 for the Big Cash Flyer!

Whether you are following us from our old venue or you are local to our new venue, Why not come down and join the fun! #mondaynight #bingo #pub 

City of Wells Moat Boat Races
27th August 2018

on the Bishop's Palace Moat and with kind permission of the Bishop of Bath and Wells

This popular annual event is held every August Bank Holiday Monday starting at 11.00 am. As in previous years there will be a flotilla of homemade rafts racing on the moat. In the adjacent park, stalls will provide something of interest for all ages. Musical entertainment will be on the bandstand with a brass band performing throughout the day. Weather permitting there will be a hot air balloon launch at 6.00 pm in the Palace Fields. We also subject to operational conditions have a flypast from a vintage aircraft. Money raised from this event is split between the Bishops chosen charity, 1955 City of Wells Air Cadets & City of Wells Lions who raise money for local good causes.

Baltonsborough Village Show
27th August 2018

Baltonsborough Playing Fields from midday

Flower, vegetable and handicraft show, music, farm display, stalls, dogs show etc 

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Glastonbury Abbey - Outdoor Cinema - War Horse
27th August 2018

This August Bank Holiday Monday join us for the first of our end of summer outdoor film double header. Within the beautiful surroundings of Glastonbury Abbey we are screening the poignant and beautifully filmed War Horse by Steven Spielberg. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket and relax in the abbey grounds before watching the film. A discount is available for tickets purchased in advance for both War Horse and Grease which is screening the night after.

Doors open at 7pm and the film is expected to start 30 mins after sunset at approximately 8.40pm.

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Collett Park Cafe - Bouncy Tuesdays
28th August 2018

Summer holiday fun - bounce in the park for only £1

Every Tuesday of the Summer Holidays  

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
28th August 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
28th August 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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Glastonbury Abbey Outdoor Cinema - Grease 40th Anniversary Singalong
28th August 2018

For the second of our end of summer outdoor cinema's join us in the beautiful grounds of Glastonbury Abbey for the Grease 40th Anniversary singalong edition. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket and relax in the abbey grounds before watching the film. A discount is available for tickets purchased in advance for both War Horse the previous night and Grease.

Doors open at 7pm and the film is expected to start 30 mins after sunset at approximately 8.40pm.

There will be a licensed bar and food available. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic but we request that all rubbish is taken away from the abbey at the conclusion of the event.

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Stories of Sampler Stitchers at Wells & Mendip Museum
28th August - 13th September 2018

10am to 5pm - Monday to Saturday
August 28th to September 13th

Find out about the girls and their lives-
Honour Foxwell lived in Croscombe and Shepton - she became a velvet weaver;
Mary Lawson lived in Priest Row, Wells
Elizabeth Toogood lived in Wedmore, though she was born in "Foreign Parts"

Stories of Sampler Stitchers - the book accompanying the exhibition explains much more about the changing fashions in sampler designs and pattern books. It also provides detail about how these girls' lives were shaped in their needlework. In conjuction with the Heritage weekend and Extraordinary Women theme - this exhibition shines a light on extraordinary lives.

Family Fossil and Rocky Funday
29th August 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

Painting fossils, making clay fossils, explore the Mendip Rocks and tour inside a working Mendip quarry to see the oldest Mendip Rocks. Discover the “Step back in time geological trail in the woods” All welcome. Car parking at SESC. Refreshments available, bring own picnic lunch. Boots/waterproofs for quarry tours.

No need to book. Info: gill@earthsciencecentre.org.uk 01749 840156

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Rainbow Ramble Sponsored Walk and Treasure Hunt
29th August 2018

 for Children's Hospice SW.

Dogs on leads and children welcome

10.30am
Holcombe Village Hall, organised by St Andrew's & Holy Trinity, Coleford

details: Lazydays44@googlemail.com

Holcombe - Summer Ramble
29th August 2018

in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Start from Holcombe Village Hall BA3 5EW at 10am. Two guided walks (2 and 3-4 miles) and a self guided family treasure hunt around and about Holcombe Village. Sponsors forms available soon - please visit website

Lets really raise a lot of money for these wonderful hospices. 

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Throw a Ball Thursdays - Collett Park Cafe
30th August 2018

  Join us for a free game of rounders

Every Thursday of the summer holidays

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Shepton Mallet - Social Mornings - Parkinson's UK
30th August 2018

Parkinson's UK change attitudes, find a cure, join us

Parkinson's Bath and Local Area Support group Social Mornings - fancy a cuppa and a chat?

Friendship and Support for local people with Parkinson's. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, mix and mingle with other people affected by Parkinson's alog with their carers

St Michael's Church Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Meeting's every last Thursday of the month

10am until 12 noon

If in doubt, please contact John Saunders for further information 01761 432452  

Family Fun - Magical Creatures
30th August 2018

11am to 1pm and

2pm to 3.30pm

Crafts and activities for all the family

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The West Country Quilt & Textile Show - Bristol
30th August - 1st September 2018

UWE Exhibition Centre, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

10am to 4.30pm

Advance ticket £10, £12 on the door

Details: 0117 9071000 

see website for full details

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West Mendip Walkers
30th August 2018

moderate cirular walk 10.5m from Clutton
Ex 142 ST623589

Start 10am church car park
Details Claris Brown 07811 242061 or claris51@yahoo.co.uk
 

Glastonbury Walk - from Glastonbury to Avalon
30th August 2018

 An introduction walk 1 hr duration
Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre
Starts at 6p
£6 per person
For further information and tickets contact the GIC on 01458 832954

Inflatables Day - Collett Park
31st August 2018

 Come and let off some steam before heading back to school

Only £1 a go

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Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly
31st August 2018

These walks are between 1 and 1.5 hrs and include steps, inclines, uneven paths, stiles and gates

Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Vicky/Aileen

A pleasant walk in and around Glastonbury on footpaths and pavements with some inclines. 

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Glastonbury Abbey - Corn Dollies
31st August 2018

 Corn Dollies

A traditional activity as part of harvest customs, make a corn dolly to take home.

11.00am – 1.00pm.

Normal admission applies.

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The Pickled Inn, Evercreech - live music from Matt Black
31st August 2018

starts at 9pm

going to be a fab night

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Glastonbury Walk - Discover Bride's Mound
31st August 2018

 in this 2 hour walk to discover legends of goddess and Saint Brigid in Avalon, Arthurian Myth associated with Bride's Mound

Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre
Starts at 4pm
£9 per person
for further information and tickets contact the GIC 01458 832954

Truck Fest South West
1st-2nd September 2018

Europe's Largest Trucking Festival!

In 1983 the first ever UK truck show was created in the form of Truckfest. In 1985 Truckfest was invited to Shepton Mallet and from the word go, it too was a resounding success with over 1,000 Truckers and their trucks attending.

After a number of years away from the showground, Truckfest are excited to be returning to the Bath & West Showground for Trustfest South West 2018, welcoming back old friends and supporters and likewise opening our doors to new customers. As Shepton was once described …”It’s the Glastonbury for trucks“!

When: 1st September - 2nd September 2018

Where: The Showground

Admission: Single Adult Day Ticket - £17 / Under 15's Day Ticket - FREE 

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
1st September 2018

  Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

1st - Sweat with guest spaceholder - Irem Luqman

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230

Banwell Bone Caves Tour– “Geological aspects of Banwell Caves and Follies”
1st September 2018

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
£15.00

A chance to see an early 19th Century pleasure garden with unique bone cave and follies/grottoes, not often open to the public.

Banwell Caves, Banwell Lane, BS29 6NA.

Limited places

£15pp, (children under 16 free). Tea/cake available.
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Late Summer Weekend - West Somerset Railway
1st-2nd September 2018

The West Somerset Railway are holding their Late Summer Weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. The weekend celebrates the end of the summer holidays. Throughout this event we run a more intensive timetable of services using a variety of steam and heritage diesel locomotives. The frequency of these services provides our passengers with the perfect opportunity to explore more areas along the line.

For this special event, normal fares and concessions apply giving you more value for money.

Tickets are available now.

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Farmborough Flower Show
1st September 2018

at Memorial Hall, Farmborough

2.30pm

£1 children free

Details: flowershow@farmborough.org.uk
01761 471759 

Evercreech Annual Show
1st September 2018

from 1.30pm

Sports Field, Weston Town, Evercreech

Fantastic family day, many attractions, competitions, refreshments, marquee open (2.30pm)

Adults £2 - children free

Details: 01749 831304

Nature by Canoe - Ham Wall Nature Reserve
1st-2nd September 2018

Time: 10:00 am—3:00 pm

Have you ever thought what Ham Wall would look like if you were an otter? Now’s your chance to find out; join a qualified instructor and an expert wildlife guide on the unique opportunity to experience this amazing nature reserve by canoe!

One-hour group tours between 10am and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Booking essential

RSPB members £13; non RSPB members £15

RSPB child members £8; non RSPB child £10

All bookings, event information and times are available online through Eventbrite: https://rspbcanoehamwall.eventbrite.co.uk

(Please note: booking charges apply)
How to get involved No previous experience needed but a reasonable level of mobility and fitness is required. Accessibility This event is suitable for ages 6+. Children (6-17) must be accompanied by an adult.

At:Ham Wall Nature Reserve, Ashcott Rd Glastonbury, BA6 9SX

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Glastonbury - Walk: A History & Christianity Roots Walk
1st September 2018

1 hour duration
Meet outside the Glastonbury Information Centre.
Starts at 6pm
£6 per person
for further information and tickets contact the GIC 01458 832954 

Music in the Park - The Drystones & Mangledwurzels
2nd September 2018

at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet

plus also introducing exciting new talent: Oska Zaky

Hog Roast - whole hog roast
Music starts at 12 noon
Drinks - 12 - 6pm - beer, cider, wines and pimms

The Little Mix Experience at Frome Memorial Theatre
2nd September 2018

 If you're a fan of one of X Factor's finest exports you're sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience!

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK's finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix's greatest hits and suitable for all ages!

Featuring songs such as DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song and many, many more.

They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are "The Little Mix Experience"

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Ticket Prices* - £15.00

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Mendip Ramblers - Mendip Ring Circular
2nd September 2018

moderate 10m Mendip Ring Circular: East Harptree Woods, West Harptree, Litton

Start 10am at East Harptree woods car park BS40 6DA

ST558741
Details Bob & Rosemary 01749 346023

Mendip Ramblers - Mendip Ring Circular
2nd September 2018

Moderate
Mendip Ring Circular: East Harptree Woods, West Harptree, Litton
Meet at East Harptree woods car park BS40 6DA
ST558741 / Ex141

Time: 10am

Distance 10 miles/16.1 kms
FFI: Bob and Rosemary 01749 346023

Street - Health Walk
3rd September 2018

Fortnightly from Vine Surgery, Hindhayes Lane, Street, BA16 0ET

10.15am for 10.30 am start with Adam

Join us for a short walk in and around Street on fairly flat routes and at an easy pace. This is useful for those starting or getting back into walking.

Lasting approx 45-60 mins

Details are correct at time of printing; please check our website for any amendments/changes to this programme.

General enquiries call us at 08004125502 / 07855283855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk 

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
4th September 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
4th September 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
5th September 2018

Fortnightly at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG

10am for 10.15am start with Steve, Mike, Sheila and John

A steady paced walk in Shepton and surrounding area, with some hills and possibly steps

Lasting approx 60 mins 

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Wells - Health Walk - fortnightly
5th September 2018

Pickwicks Cafe, 25/27 Broad Street, Wells BA5 2DJ

11am with Ruth/John

A walk in and around Wells, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable

Can be muddy/slippery if wet.

Lasting 1 - 1.5 hrs 

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Mendip Society Walk - Wellow
5th September 2018

 A hard 7 miles with hills via Shoscombe and the Wellow Brook
Bring a packed lunch
Meet at 11am in the Station Road Car Park
Wellow BA2 8QB
Details: Martin 01249 720809

Shepton Mallet U3A - Monthly speaker - Emma Parker
6th September 2018

 Monthly speaker meetings:

at the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices
Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am

Speaker - Emma Parker
A talk about the work of the Southwest Childrens Hospice

Admission - Members £1.50 - Guests £2.50

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“Mendip Lead Mining” – Guided Walk
6th September 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE

Guided walk with Richard Frost of the Mendip Society to discover the history of this fascinating industry on Charterhouse.

Parking at Blackmoor Car Park (along lane to left of Charterhouse centre). Some uneven ground/stiles. Boots/waterproofs. Grid reference: ST505556.

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Mendip Ramblers - Sutton Mallet
6th September 2018

moderate 6.5m walk Sutton Mallet, Stawell

Start at 10am in no through road near Ring O Bells, Moorlinch TA7 9BT

ST398366
Details Dave 07816844345 

Mendip Ramblers - Sutton Mallet
6th September 2018

Moderate - 6.5 miles/10.5kms
Sutton Mallet, Stawell
Meet: No through road near the Ring of Bells, Moorlinch TA7 9BT
Time 10am
ST398366 / Ex140
FFI Dave 01963 351077 or 07816844345

The South West Motor Home Show
7th-8th September 2018

 Don’t miss the large trade area with a huge choice from the nation’s favourite dealers including all the big names in the South and every accessory you could wish for.

Music lovers among you will be excited about the weekend entertainment with performances from tributes to Blondie, Police, David Bowie and Status Quo to name just a few. Coach trips to historic Bath and the UKs smallest city, Wells will be on offer for campers.

When: 7th September - 9th September 2018

Doors open: 09:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Day Tickets: Adults £7, Under 16s FREE

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Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly (longer walk)
7th September 2018

 from Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for a 10.15 start with Chris, Vicky, and Aileen

A much longer walk which will include inclines, footpaths and fields. All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across fields, so please wear suitable footwear. These walks could include walks on the levels, walks along the River Brue, walks to Street. Please speak to the walk leaders for further information

Lasting approx 1 - 1.5 hrs

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Glastonbury Abbey - Night at the Abbey 2018
7th September 2018

It’s returning at the end of summer with a blaze of light and music. Join us once again for Night at the abbey in 2018 and listen to great live music throughout a spectacularly illuminated Glastonbury Abbey. There are five performance areas featuring quality acts from the area and further afield.

Tickets are just £5 per adult in advance or £7 on the door.
Abbey members pay only £3
Children: £3 (unattended children will not be admitted)
Concession: £3
Family (2 + 3): £12 in advance (book online to save)

Doors open at 17:30 and last entry to the event is strictly 9pm.

This year's lineup features:

King Tut's Revenge, Nick Parker and the False Alarms, The Model Folk, Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes, Chloë Warren Music, Fly Yeti Fly, Beside The Gray, Liam Howard, Sam Welbourne, Dora Dodie Darling-Swann, Ian M Perry, Signe
Alex Roberts Music, Lazy Daze, Mary Bateman, Sunny Davidson - Music, BOB Gallie, V 'n' R Guitar Duo, Tolly Snell

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Steam and Cream Special - Summer Events - West Somerset Railway
7th September 2018

Enjoy an enchanting steam train journey through the delightful Somerset coast and countryside whilst enjoying a traditional West Country Cream Tea served to your seat.

Your Steam and Cream Special ticket includes return travel on the West Somerset Railway. Board on any train from Bishops Lydeard, and enjoy a day out in Minehead, arriving on any train prior to 16.15.

Then board the 16.15 departure from Minehead in a specially reserved carriage, where a West Country Cream Tea is served at yout seat. (Note: the 16.15 is usually the final departure of the day, and it is not possible to return to Minehead from Bishops Lydeard.)

Book your Steam and Cream seats online, or treat yourself to a 'Combi-ticket' and enjoy a Cheese and Cider lunchtime treat on the 12:15 outward departure from Bishops Lydeard (available on selected dates only). To book your 'Combi-ticket' please book through the Cheese and Cider page and select the Cream tea add on, the cheese and cider page can be accessed here

We regret that Cream Teas cannot be provided for special diets, but a slice of Gluten Free carrot cake can be provided as an alternative if requested in advance by calling 01643 700406.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

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Midnight Beach Walk - Weston Hospicecare
7th September 2018

women walking together and raising funds for Weston Hospicecare

Register and details below 

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Porridge - The Ultimate Sleepover - Shepton Mallet Prison
7th September 2018

One of the oldest standing prisons in the UK, closed its doors to convicts in 2013, however, we are offering you the general public a once in a life time opportunity to sleep within the 75ft walls of the prison… A tour after Dark, wander the wings alone, sleep in a cell, could you sleep?

"Welcome to the dark and twisted little patch, that is the mind of Immersive Events"
Porridge at Shepton Mallet Prison

One of the oldest standing prisons in the UK, closed its doors to convicts in 2013, however, we are offering you the general public a once in a life time opportunity to sleep within the 75ft walls of the prison…

Doors open at 7.30pm
A short briefing will take place in visits
Visitors will choose or be shown to their cell
Dinner will be served
A tour will take place at 10.30pm
At 12.30am you will return to wings and be left to your own devises, can you sleep? or hunt for ghosts?
In the morning breakfast will be served
At 7.30am you will be free go.

Visitors should bring:
Warm clothing, sleeping bag plus a blow up mattress or thick mat to sleep on
Torches as none of the lights will be on
Any dietary requirements should be mentioned at time of booking

Additional information:
When booking please consider that the prison has not been occupied for over three years and there is some signs of lack of love and care throughout, please consider your health when booking.
All of the cells have one and in some cases two single beds in each, you are welcome to share with a friend or partners if you wish to. Please consider you fellow occupants if you decide to roam the building after your tour.
You cannot bring alcohol or drugs to this event, people arriving under the influence will not be permitted entry and will not be eligible for a refund.

There are limited working toilets on site and none of the cell toilets are available for use.
Water, tea and coffee will be available on site.

 

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The Gruffalo at West Somerset Railway
8th September 2018

 Come and see the Gruffalo at the West Somerset Railway

The Gruffalo will be making appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm on Minehead Station.

Entertainment at Minehead station includes:
Andrews Leisure bouncy castle and Helter Skelter (weather dependent)
Children's entertainer
Free Facepainting
Crafts
Turntable Cafe
Buffer Stop Shop
Free entry onto Minehead Station
Bus rides around Minehead

book your tickets - online in advance of travel for a 10% discount - 01643 704996

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Glastonbury Abbey - Old Herbaceous - Kick in the Head Productions at Abbey House
8th September 2018

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

Start time 6pm with ‘doors open’ at 5pm.
£14 for adults and £10 for members.
Afternoon Tea available and picnics available - see ticket information

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
8th September 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

8th and 29th September with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Banwell Bone Caves Tour– “Geological aspects of Banwell Caves and Follies”
8th September 2018

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
£15.00

A chance to see an early 19th Century pleasure garden with unique bone cave and follies/grottoes, not often open to the public.

Banwell Caves, Banwell Lane, BS29 6NA.

Limited places.

£15pp, (children under 16 free). Tea/cake available.

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Leveret on Tour
8th September 2018

 Top English instrumental folk trio Leveret return to the road this September, taking their unique blend of traditional tunes, new compositions, incredible musicianship and stunning musical interaction to thirteen venues ranging from international concert venues and arts centres to village halls.

Leveret features three of England’s top folk instrumentalists. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, known for his work with Blowzabella, was the 2016 BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, and has now received that award a record four times. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective Summer School and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Album, BBC Folk Awards 2014). Fiddler Sam Sweeney (ex-Bellowhead) was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and has a forthcoming solo album on Island Records.

Hornblotton Village Hall, Hornblotton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6SF.

Doors: 19:00 Tickets: £15.00

FFI:Colin Bowen: 01963 240282

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Table Top Sale
8th September 2018

You are invited to Table Top Sale

at 41 Hanover Close
Shaftgate Avenue
Shepton Mallet

11am to 4pm

Supporting Children with Cancer UK 

Cheddar Food and Drink Festival
8th September 2018

Cheddar Food and Drink Festival is back for it's second year, being in Cheddar Gorge.

They are set for a fantastic event at more than double the size of last year. Expect a great family day out, filled with the very best food and drink our local area has to offer.  

We have a huge range of food and drink stalls attending, from homemade Italian food to South Indian street food, of course we couldn't possibly have it without our very own Cheddar Cheese and Somerset Cider.

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Bill Smarme and the Bizness - Castle Cary
8th September 2018

a unique comedic take on a farrago of musical genres

7pm
at Caryford Hall, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ

£12 (£10 in advance)

Bar, parking

Details 07746605523 

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Street Chrysanthemum, Dahlia & Vegetable Scoiety 70th Annual Show
8th September 2018

The Street Chrysanthemum, Dahlia & Vegetable Society was founded in the late 1940’s by a group of keen flower growers. The Annual Show in September is the climax of the Society’s year, with exhibitors from around the South West competing at National standards. In addition to Chrysanthemums and Dahlias, the show now includes classes for vegetables, floral art, fuchsias, begonias and children’s classes. Exhibitors range from novices to members who are successful at specialist national competitions.
Past Show Display

at Victoria Club, Street

from midday

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Slideshow of Gurney Slade, Binegar and surrounding areas in times gone by
9th September 2018

 as part of "The Strange World of Gurney Slade (and Binegar)"
Binegar Memorial Hall
2pm to 5pm

“Sketching the Quarry Faces at Fairy Caves” Adults workshop at Fairy Cave Quarry
10th September 2018

 “Sketching the Quarry Faces at Fairy Caves” Adults workshop at Fairy Cave Quarry, Limekiln Lane, Stoke St Michael

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£10.00

Guided by art tutor, be inspired to draw the dramatic rock faces of the disused quarry, responding in charcoal & paper or bring art materials of your choice. Quarry rarely open to the public.

Parking: On lane side & in private carpark on Limekiln Lane, Stoke St Michael, ST657347.

Limited places. £10pp.

Info: 01749 840156.

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Bingo at The Prestleigh Inn
10th September 2018

Bingo here at the Prestleigh Inn hosted by ACE Events UK.

Shepton Mallet's popular Bingo evening has moved to a new venue, Now boasting bigger prizes we look forward to welcoming you to the Prestleigh Inn

at 8pm

£10 for your Bingo cards with an additional £1 for the Big Cash Flyer!

Whether you are following us from our old venue or you are local to our new venue, Why not come down and join the fun! #mondaynight #bingo #pub 

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
11th September 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
11th September 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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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

Charterhouse Classic Car Auction
12th September 2018

 A highlight in the classic car enthusiast's calendar, the Charterhouse Classic Car Auctions catalogue ranges from Renault to Rolls Royce

Charterhouse hold prestigious auctions at the Bristol Classic Car shows three times a year. Their popularity has lead to additional auctions being held at The Bath and West Showground.

Meet your dream motor at The Bath & West!

When: 12th September 2018

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
12th September 2018

7.30pm at the Salvation Army

Clare Blackmore
"Ill deeds in Shepton from the Journal Archives"

It is Clare who scours the archives of the Mid Somerset Series Newspapers for Looking Back. She has uncovered some gruesome stories of what happened.

Visitros are always most welcome, £3 admission. Members pay an anual membership, currently £8 and £1 admision 

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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Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly
14th September 2018

These walks are between 1 and 1.5 hrs and include steps, inclines, uneven paths, stiles and gates

Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Vicky/Aileen

A pleasant walk in and around Glastonbury on footpaths and pavements with some inclines. 

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Somer Valley Walking Festival
14th-16th September 2018

The Somer Valley Walking Festival enters its third year in 2018. Highlights to look out for are provided here along with a look back at the 2017 Festival. All are welcome to this free walking festival set in the Somer Valley (around Radstock, Peasedown St John and Paulton), which combines beautiful countryside with heritage from Roman up to industrial times.

On Friday, 14th September 2018 (evening) A talk on The Romans in the Somer Valley, given by Stephen Clewes of Bath & NE Somerset Council’s Heritage team at the Radstock Museum.

On Saturday 15th September, there will be short walks around Radstock, Westfield and Paulton plus a longer walk from Peasedown St John to Priston to enjoy some of the music at the Priston Folk Festival.

Sunday 16th - four longer walks of between six and fifteen miles from various venues plus a Nature Walk from Shoscombe led by the Cam Valley Wildlife Group.

All the walks are free, but there will be a £3 entry charge for the talk. We will update you on the Walks pages, once the details are finalised and bookings are open

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In Concert - Hiraeth Folk Group
14th September 2018

Shepton Mallet Almhouses
Free Concert in the presence of: Ted Allen, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Somerset

United Charities wish to thank the people and organisations of Shepton Mallet for their support in completely refurbishing our listed almhouses

Supported by Janet Saxon, St Peter & St Paul Church Choir, Community Chimes

at 7pm
at the Parish Church
Free Admission
Refreshments available
There will be a retiring collection for our Founders Appeal
To mark 400 years 1627-2027

 

5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
15th September 2018

 5Rhythms Movement Meditation with Catherine Llewellyn

This class will help you take a breath, connect with your physical body and rebalance yourself. You'll leave feeling nourished, refreshed and re-energised.

next date - 24th November

Suitable for all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability, there are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong.

This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are. Welcome

Paul Street Community Centre

Saturdays - 10 - 12 noon
£10 entry

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Music for the Mind - Charity Fund Raising
15th September 2018

Wells Cathedral School's Cedar Halls

The concert will feature the stunning performers of Bath-based Vocal Works Gospel Choir who will take to the stage, backing an ensemble of musical talent. The full line up of performers will be announced closer to the date.

7.30pm

Tickets cost from £30 and are available by phone on 01749 834483 or email at boxoffice@wells.cathedral.school

Antiques and Collectors Fair - Weekend
15th-16th September 2018

 Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.



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 the Showering Pavilion, Edmund Rack, Mendip and Sedgemoor halls, plus over 30 shopping booths lining an arcade. 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!

When: 15th September - 16th September 2018

Where: The Showground

Admission: Friday 12noon - 5.00pm £10 pp (Friday ticket allows entry on Saturday & Sunday), Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm £5 pp, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm £5 pp

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West Somerset Railway - Forties Weekend
15th-16th September 2018

 West Somerset Railway 1940's Weekend

Recreating 1940's life in West Somerset
The WSR will be holding a number of events and displays based around Minehead, Watchet and Washford during this event.
Military train loaded with vehicles to run from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and back each day where it will be stationed in Minehead's platform each afternoon.
Full service of WSR passenger steam trains to take you between all stations.
Military and civilian vehicles and displays at Minehead, Watchet and Washford.
Static Spitfire and RAF display at Minehead
1940's dance on the Saturday evening under Minehead's Platform Canopy.
A 1940's hair dressing "pop up shops" at Minehead before the dance in the evening.
After the dance train to take revellers back home along the WSR in style.
plus much much more

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Glastonbury - Health Walk
15th September 2018

 Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury BA6 8DB

11.15am for 11.30 start with Kate

A walk lasting around an hour to Wearyall Hill via Tor View Avenue, with one steep hill.

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Pirate Party Night at Wookey Hole
15th September 2018

Come on down to the ship before it sets sail and meet Captain Jack Sparrow and his cronies! Have your photo taken, play the slot machines, let the kids burn some energy on the play castle and take a stroll on the top deck before the evening’s shenanigans commence!

Be entertained in our pirate-themed restaurant with circus acts, rip-roaring banter and a delicious two course dinner.

Be a part of our Pirate Night and come dressed in your best pirate costume! Fun for all the family – tickets and hotel packages available.

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Murder Mystery - Summer Events - West Somerset Railway
15th September 2018



Calling all amateur sleuths!! -Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? Well, the West Somerset Railway's Murder Mystery season is a must for all you amateur crime fighters. As you go peacefully about your train journey to and from the seaside the actors will be staging a murderous tale for you to try to solve.

Apart from the dastardly doings your steam train ride will also include the following menu choices served to you at your seat as the train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 plus of course the mystery unfolding before your eyes.

The entertainment begins on the platform promptly at 19.00. Boarding is from 18.45. Passengers should arrive in good time to find their seats, and leave the train again for the first scene on the platform at 19.00. All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back.You should arrive back at Bishops Lydeard at approx. 23.00.

The dress code is 'smart casual' and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate period costume if you desire!

There is a bar on the train serving alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.

These evenings are not suitable for children and dogs are not permitted.

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Toby's Harvest Festival - Forde Abbey
15th-16th September 2018

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU

150 exhibitors
Plants and Garden Crafts
Harvest Talks and Demos
Wreath Making and Willow Weaving
Making Meadows
Kitchen Garden Tours
Bring your apples to press!
Come and celebrate the Harvest
Family Fun
Children's Gardening and Circus Skills Workshops
Live Ceildh Music
Take a Tour - Kitchen garden tour and tasters, Tree Tours with Kevin Croucher, Scything Demos, Photography workshops plus lots more

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Dorothy House - Bath Moonlight Walk 2018
15th September 2018

The Annual Dorothy House Hospice Care

8km walk - Back to the 80's

The Party where everyone is invited
Open to women and men aged 14 and over
Early bird £15 (book by 30th July) / Standard £20

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you are warmly welcomed to the Death Cafe
15th September 2018

where we make the subject of death a little less intimidating and offer a safe place to chat while sharing a cuppa and cake.

These discussions are open, friendly, supportive, interesting and often fun

Please note this is a not a bereavement or therapy group.

2.30 to 4.30pm

at The Hive, 43 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AQ

Free to attend - buy your own refreshments from the cafe 

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
16th September 2018

 Shepton Mallet Sunday Market have been agreed. The market will take place on the following dates:

16 September 2018 / 21 October 2018 / 18 November 2018 / 16 December 2018

10am to 3pm

Busy and bustling Sunday market - with a variety of traders/artisan traders selling a wide range of produce, crafts, cheese, pies, cakes, cider, alcohol free drinks, clothing, vintage, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts. Shoppers also have the opportunity to have a drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the atmosphere and music.

Come along and support

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Street - Health Walk
17th September 2018

Fortnightly from Vine Surgery, Hindhayes Lane, Street, BA16 0ET

10.15am for 10.30 am start with Adam

Join us for a short walk in and around Street on fairly flat routes and at an easy pace. This is useful for those starting or getting back into walking.

Lasting approx 45-60 mins

Details are correct at time of printing; please check our website for any amendments/changes to this programme.

General enquiries call us at 08004125502 / 07855283855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk 

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
18th September 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
18th September 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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Mendips Natural Resources
18th September 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£3.00

A talk by Geologist David Rowley from Wells Cathedral School to discover more about Mendip’s unique geo resources.
Venue Peter Thomas Lecture Theatre, Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells BA5 2ST

Parking available at WCS.

Tickets £3 donation.

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Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
19th September 2018

Fortnightly at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG

10am for 10.15am start with Steve, Mike, Sheila and John

A steady paced walk in Shepton and surrounding area, with some hills and possibly steps

Lasting approx 60 mins 

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Wells - Health Walk - fortnightly
19th September 2018

Pickwicks Cafe, 25/27 Broad Street, Wells BA5 2DJ

11am with Ruth/John

A walk in and around Wells, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable

Can be muddy/slippery if wet.

Lasting 1 - 1.5 hrs 

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Glastonbury Abbey - Dowsing Made Easy - Members Talk
19th September 2018

Dowsing Made Easy

An interactive workshop with Maria Wheatly

7.00pm in the museum

Free to all abbey members
£5.00 non members

Light refreshments included

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The Merry Wives of Windsor - at Wells little Theatre
19th-22nd September 2018

Adults £12 Concessions £10
Box open Tuesday 4 Sept 6 - 7.30pm then Saturdays and Tuesdays 12 - 1.30pm and Wednesdays 7 -8.30pm and during the play's run 6.45 - 7.30pm

All performances start at 7.30pm

Tel 01749672280

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Mendip Ramblers - Norton St Philip
20th September 2018

Moderate 7 miles/11.3kms
Chickwell Lane, Norton St Philip, Lyde Green Hassage

Meet: Faulkand Village. Please park with care on the main road BA3 5XB
ST739545/Ex142
Time: 10am

FFI: Margaret 01761232042/07910873853 

Toddler Explorers - Beside the Sea
21st September 2018

A fun filled session of play and active learning

10.30am to 11.30am

Age range 1 - 3 years

£5 booking required

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Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly
21st September 2018

These walks are between 1 and 1.5 hrs and include steps, inclines, uneven paths, stiles and gates

Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Vicky/Aileen

A pleasant walk in and around Glastonbury on footpaths and pavements with some inclines. 

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Cheese and Cider - Summer Service - West Somerset Railway
21st September 2018

 Fresh local breads accompany a tasting of selected Somerset cheeses washed down by a pint of Somerset Cider or fresh apple juice drink.

Please note that there is no child ticket on this lunchtime special. This special is for adults and seniors only. We regret no dogs allowed.

A lunchtime Special on the 12:15 train from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.

This lunchtime Special Train is in support of local Somerset food producers. The lunch is a tasting of local Somerset cheeses, with garnish and freshly made local breads, washed down by a pint of Somerset Cider or fresh apple juice drink. Cheeses are supplied by local cheese makers such as The Exmoor Blue Cheese Company just a short distance from Bishops Lydeard Station. The Cider is made by Harry's Cider.

Please note: Our tables are arranged for parties of 4, so you may be seated with other passengers.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

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Steam and Cream Special - Summer Events - West Somerset Railway
21st September 2018

 Enjoy an enchanting steam train journey through the delightful Somerset coast and countryside whilst enjoying a traditional West Country Cream Tea served to your seat.

Your Steam and Cream Special ticket includes return travel on the West Somerset Railway. Board on any train from Bishops Lydeard, and enjoy a day out in Minehead, arriving on any train prior to 16.15.

Then board the 16.15 departure from Minehead in a specially reserved carriage, where a West Country Cream Tea is served at yout seat. (Note: the 16.15 is usually the final departure of the day, and it is not possible to return to Minehead from Bishops Lydeard.)

Book your Steam and Cream seats online, or treat yourself to a 'Combi-ticket' and enjoy a Cheese and Cider lunchtime treat on the 12:15 outward departure from Bishops Lydeard (available on selected dates only). To book your 'Combi-ticket' please book through the Cheese and Cider page and select the Cream tea add on, the cheese and cider page can be accessed here

We regret that Cream Teas cannot be provided for special diets, but a slice of Gluten Free carrot cake can be provided as an alternative if requested in advance by calling 01643 700406.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

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The Wedding Showcase - 22 - 23 September 2018
22nd-23rd September 2018

 The West Country's Biggest Wedding Fayre Event with over 100 of the regions finest wedding creatives on hand to offer you inspiration and guidance as you plan your perfect day.

If you are looking for the ultimate wedding planning experience, The Wedding Showcase is your one stop shop, with so much wedding inspiration, passion and fun under one roof, don’t miss your chance to Buy, Book and Hire everything you need as you plan your wedding day.

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire’s Biggest Wedding Fayre Event will once again be held at The Showground, with 100 of the regions finest wedding creatives on hand to offer you inspiration and guidance as you plan your perfect day.

If you are looking for the ultimate wedding planning experience, The Wedding Showcase is your one stop shop, with so much wedding inspiration, passion and fun under one roof, don’t miss your chance to Buy, Book and Hire everything you need as you plan your wedding day.

So whether you are just starting out on your wedding planning journey or you just need to finalise the last few details, The Wedding Showcase is the perfect event for you. Wedding planning has never been so easy. with the regions most dedicated and passionate suppliers on hand, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.

Attractions include: Catwalk Shows, Wedding School and Alternative Alley.

Entry is £5 on the door or £3 in advance online. Under 16s are free.

All standard paying entrants will receive:

Entry into the event, a Goodie Bag with free magazine, a Showcase Guide and all engaged couples receive a Bride/Groom to be Sticker.

VIP entry tickets are £5 in advance or £8 on the door.

All VIPs receive: Entry into the event, a standard goodie bag and a free magazine along with the showcase guide. Entry into the VIP area and a glass of fizz. VIP ticket holders also get priority seating in the catwalk shows and Wedding Style Hub Talks. (Please turn up early to each individual session to avoid any disappointment. We cannot always guarantee a seat for every individual during busy periods of the event)

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Dangerous Day for Dads - Mill on the Brue
22nd September 2018

Spend a wonderfully adventurous and fun day with your kids

at Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton

Book - 01749812307
info@millonthebrue.co.uk

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Glastonbury Abbey - Medieval Banquet
22nd September 2018

The Abbot’s Kitchen will play host to a sumptuous medieval feast with music and entertainment.

Three course meal and a glass of mead on arrival. If you require a vegetarian option or have dietary requirements, please email events@glastonburyabbey.com along with your booking by September 7th 2018.

Tickets £50 per person, £40 for abbey members, and wine is pre-bookable

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Needle Felting Workshop: World in a Tea Cup or Jam Jar
22nd September 2018

at The Hive, Shepton Mallet

2pm – 4pm

Costs: £20.00 per person (including beginners needle felting kit and materials) or £15.00 per person (if you have your own felting kit)

Maximum number of students: 8
Deposit: £10.00 per person

Create your own needle felted world.

Please bring your own jam jar or teacup!

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Wells- Somerset Vintage Fair
22nd September 2018

at Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB,

9.30am to 4pm.

We have a super selection of traders offering a variety of vintage delights including clothing, records, accessories, jewellery, homeware, lighting, furniture, gifts and a whole host of things you didn't know you needed.

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
22nd September 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

Guest teacher - Margaret Rignell

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Stone Carving Workshop with Tanya Josham
22nd September 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£20.00

Stone Carving Workshop with Tanya Josham at Somerset Earth Science Centre, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU.

Learn the craft of stone carving using Bath stone, carve a simple piece for your garden or home, £20 for materials/tools/hot drinks, but bring lunch.

Limited places, 10 max.

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
25th September 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Tuesdays Weekly
25th September 2018

All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across the fields, so please wear suitable footwear.

Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9LP

10am for 10.15am start with Chris/Matt/Adam

A gentle walk in and around Glastonbury on paths, for those starting or getting back to walking. This is to help you become more mobile and improve your mobility. 

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Bingo at The Prestleigh Inn
25th September 2018

 Bingo here at the Prestleigh Inn hosted by ACE Events UK.

Shepton Mallet's popular Bingo evening has moved to a new venue, Now boasting bigger prizes we look forward to welcoming you to the Prestleigh Inn

at 8pm

£10 for your Bingo cards with an additional £1 for the Big Cash Flyer!

Whether you are following us from our old venue or you are local to our new venue, Why not come down and join the fun! #mondaynight #bingo #pub

Boden Clothes Sales at Royal Bath & West Showground
26th-27th September 2018

Join us for the Boden Clothing Clearance Sale & grab yourself a bargain!

There are some fantastic deals to be had on:
Women ‘s Clothing
Men’s Clothing
Children’s Clothing
Accessories

Don’t miss out – there will be up to 70% off the RRP!

Entry is FREE. Everyone is welcome to come along, with lots of free parking too!

Further information & contact details

Telephone: 02084531535
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Opening hours are:

Wednesday 26th September: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday 27th September: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Shepton Mallet - Social Mornings - Parkinson's UK
27th September 2018

Parkinson's UK change attitudes, find a cure, join us

Parkinson's Bath and Local Area Support group Social Mornings - fancy a cuppa and a chat?

Friendship and Support for local people with Parkinson's. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, mix and mingle with other people affected by Parkinson's alog with their carers

St Michael's Church Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Meeting's every last Thursday of the month

10am until 12 noon

If in doubt, please contact John Saunders for further information 01761 432452  

Expressive charcoal drawing for adults with Kate Lynch
27th September 2018

 10am to 4pm

By popular demand, Kate Lynch returns for another of her informative workshops, exploring techniques that will lead you to a dramatic landscape.

£30 including paper and locally grown will charcoal

Booking essential

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Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
27th September 2018

90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on the following dates:
27th Sept, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 6th Dec and 20th Dec.

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Mendip Ramblers - Stourhead
27th September 2018

Moderate - 6.5 mmiles/10.5kms
Gasper, Monarch's Way
Meet: Stourhead National Trust Car park BA12 6SH
ST778341/Ex142
Time 10am

FFI Mo on 07387088151

Shepton Mallet launches its Dementia Action Alliance
27th September 2018

@ 6pm to 9pm
Mendip District Council Chamber on Cannards Grave Road

Please join us at the official launch of the Shepton Mallet Dementia Action Alliance and help to make Shepton a place where people with dementia can live as fully as possible

Outline for the evening
• Welcome to the Shepton Mallet DAA
• Living with Dementia – a practical experience
• Understanding Dementia and how you can help
Shepton become more Dementia Friendly
• Shepton’s own Dementia Friendly Organisation
Recognition Scheme
• Opportunity to network and ask questions
• Meet with organisations that are available to provide
local support

The evening will be a mixture of presentations, discussions and networking with free refreshments available.

For more information please Email: sheptonmalletdaa@btinternet or Call Peter on 07970 665036

 

Glastonbury - Health Walk - Fridays Weekly (longer walk)
28th September 2018

from Glastonbury Health Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9DD

10am for a 10.15 start with Chris, Vicky, and Aileen

A much longer walk which will include inclines, footpaths and fields. All of our longer walks can be muddy and slippery if wet, particularly those across fields, so please wear suitable footwear. These walks could include walks on the levels, walks along the River Brue, walks to Street. Please speak to the walk leaders for further information

Lasting approx 1 - 1.5 hrs 

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Bath Children's Literature Festival -2018
28th September - 7th October 2018

Highlights include: David Walliams, Philip Pullman, Lauren Child, Tom Fletcher, Cressida Cowell, Harry Hill, Terry Deary and Martin Brown, Dermot O'Leary, Chris Riddell, Nadiya Hussain, Lucy Worsley, Ade Adepitan, Julian Clary & David Roberts, Andy Griffiths and Zindzi Mandela.

Book online: Bathfestivals.org.uk
Box Office:  01225 463362
Tickets from £4

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
29th September 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Blake - The Anniversary Tour at Frome Memorial Theatre
29th September 2018

Celebrating 10 Years of Singing Together

Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's 'Nimrod', the Beatles' 'Here There and Everywhere', 'Somewhere' from West Side Story & the classic 'Caruso', along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony. Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting & the boys' famously off-piste banter. With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show & Strictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.

VIP tickets include reserved front 2 rows seats, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Blake at 7pm; a chance to share a glass of wine and have a chat to the group before the show starts.

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Ticket Prices* - £23, Concessions under 16s & over 60s £22, VIP £47

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets 

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ACEarts - International Elder Day Event
30th September 2018

11am to 4pm

Drop in and see the work produced during our outreach project workshops.

ACEarts, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB 

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Charterhouse History and Black Down Industrial Archaeology Walk
30th September 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FREE

Join Dr Andrew Newton to discover the fascinating history of the Mendip Lead and other history on this walk of ~ 6miles. Drinks/waterproofs.

Parking at Blackmoor Reserve, Charterhouse, ST505 556.

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Mendip Ramblers - cup of tea walk - Norton Radstock
1st October 2018

Easy - 3.5 miles/5.6kms - cup of tea walk Norton Radstock Greenway
meet Midsomer Norton South Road car park BA3 2EZ
ST665541

Time 1.30pm 

FFI Jane on 01761 232715

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
2nd October 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

The Dairy Show
3rd October 2018

 The UK's Largest Dairy Show is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar

Join over 6,000 visitors at the UK’s Largest Dairy Show on the 3rd October 2018!

The Dairy Show features:

14,800 square metres of Trade stand space
1.4 miles of trade stand frontage
Over 300 Dairy Cattle Entries
FREE Parking
Speakers Corner
Topical Seminars

When: 3rd October 2018

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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An evening with Brigid Keenan (The Sixities and Me) -at the Chapel, Bruton
4th October 2018

An evening with Brigid Keenan

Brigid Keenan was 21 in 1961 when she became the young fashion editor of The Sunday Times. In the decade that followed, the whole fashion scene underwent a revolution led by designers like Mary Quant, photographers like David Bailey, models and icons like Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. They called it a Youthquake. The Beatles, the Stones and the mini skirt were invented. Times were a-changing and Brigid changed with them.
Drawing on the hilarious memoir of her youth, Full Marks for Trying and insights from her upcoming book, The Women We Wanted to Look Like, Brigid Keenan has collated a slideshow of images to tell the story of those heady days.

‘Fabulous . . . writes like a dream.’ Joanna Lumley
‘Keenan recaptures her era beautifully, with style and humour.’ The Guardian

£10 per ticket
please book
clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; event starts at 7pm Meantime curated by Emma Craigie

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Mendip Ramblers - Burrington Combe
4th October 2018

Moderate - 6 miles/9.7kms
Burrington Combe, Rickford, Bladgon
Meet Burrington Combe top car park BS40 7TZ
ST489581/Ex141
Time 10am
FFI Martryn H 01761 471891 or 07986621017 

Shepton Mallet Dementia Action Alliance
4th October 2018

Great opportunities to attend a free information awareness session and become a Dementia Friend

The Shepton Dementia Action Alliance is running further sessions to develop more Dementia Friends in Shepton
Each session will last for about an hour

6pm to 7pm at St Cecilia Nursing Home, 1 Hitchen Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5TZ

for more information or to reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman 07970665036 or email gphillman@hotmail.com

Felt Making with Lydia Needle
6th October 2018

10am to 4pm

Join Lydia here at the museum for an informative hands-on workshop, learning the craft of felting

£50 - booking essential 

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
6th October 2018

  Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

6th and 20th October with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230

Fish and Chip Specials - Summer Events - West Somerset Railway
6th October 2018

Join the West Somerset Railway for a lunchtime steam train excursion from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back. Sit back and relax whilst enjoying your Fish & Chips meal, accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice.

The Buffet Car and Bar will also be open serving hot beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Special Diet Options are available on this service:

Fish and chips cooked in Gluten Free batter
Vegetarian option - veggie burger and chips

If you wish to book any of the Special Diet Options please telephone 01643 704996 to make your booking, otherwise book online.

Departs Bishops Lydeard at 12.15 for the scenic journey to Minehead.

Passengers starting their journey from Minehead can travel from Minehead on the 10.15 steam train and return on 12.15 from Bishops Lydeard.

Your ticket includes a day return journey on the service of your choice, so why not spend the afternoon on the beach and catch the 16:15 return to Bishops Lydeard.

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Vienna Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Frome Memorial Theatre
6th October 2018

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time. The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other.

Set to Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

Vienna Festival Ballet's production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and captivating story.

Ticket Prices* - Adults £20.50, Over 60s £19.50, Under 16s £15.50, Dance School Members £13.50, 1 free ticket per group of 10+. (Group tickets and Dance School Member tickets can only be booked direct with the Box Office)

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
7th October 2018

 The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!

The Toy Fair has grown from 40 Stalls to over 300 and is now one of the biggest events of its type in the UK.



Catering for all collectors, you can walk around in the wide aisles looking for those elusive models that you have always wanted, the list is endless. Dinky, Corgi, Comics, Minichamps, Hornby, Bassett Lowke, Meccano, Spot-On, Sci-Fi, Marklin, Matchbox, Scalextric, EFE, Lledo, Actionman, Dolls, Teddies…. and much, much, more can all be found in the Showering Pavilion and Balcony.

There is free parking for 3000 cars and the hall is only a short walk from the car park and you can stop for refreshments in the café or the catering van.

Early Bird from 8.30am – £10.00

When: 7th October 2018

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
9th October 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

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 - next meeting
10th October 2018

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday at the Salvation Army

at 7.30pm

Salvation Army Hall, Shepton Mallet

Allen Mechen "The History of Auctioneering since 500BC"

Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
11th October 2018

 90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on the following dates:
11th Oct, 8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 6th Dec and 20th Dec.

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

ACEarts - Anodised Aluminium Jewellery Workshop
13th October 2018

10am to 4pm

With Caroline Parrott

£65 includes materials

Booking required

ACEarts, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB 

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A Celebration of Autumn
13th October 2018

10am to 5pm

Our autumn event returns with a packed day of family activities celebrating this beautiful season 

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Be a Chorister for a day
13th October 2018

at Wells Cathedral

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 details please contact the Cathedral office on 01749 674483 or email musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net 

5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
13th October 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

with guest teacher Reem Behzad

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Burrington Combe Geo Walk with Dr Peter Hardy
13th October 2018

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FREE

Burrington Combe Geo Walk – explore the carboniferous series rocks in the Combe with Dr Peter Hardy.

Geo walk to discover the geological history of the Burrington rocks, from oldest to youngest carboniferous rocks as we walk up the Combe.

Parking in lower car park of Burrington Combe/Burrington Inn. BS40 7AU.

An EARTH SCIENCE WEEK event

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Divorced, Beheaded, Died - An Audience with King Henry VIII at Frome Memorial Theatre
13th October 2018

'The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.
The King, recently married to his new, and sixth, wife, Queen Catherine Parr, is in poor health; his leg continues to cause him considerable pain and he is often in a poor humour!
In the course of the 'audience', His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and His Majesty will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him or question him on ANY related subject : there may be some surprising answers - a lively Q&A is assured!'

Ticket Price* Ticket Price* £12 - Over/60s & Under/16s £11

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Giant Flea Market
14th October 2018

 One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectables, vintage articles and unique finds.

Over 250 inside and outside stalls, selling a plethora of items from retro-furniture, vintage clothing, garden statuary, crafts, art, jewellery, books, toys, sweets, clothes, CD’s, music, gifts, lifestyle products, stationary, fabrics and more

A licensed restaurant, café, food court and on-site banking facilities all help to make this a great day out for all of the family.

Dogs are allowed on the showground but must be on lead.

When: 14th October 2018

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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“Somerset Coal Field walk Radstock”: Middle Pit & Clandown walk with the Mendip Society
14th October 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£3.00

A walk with Richard Frost around the industrial remains of the Somerset Coal Field. Remains of old mines, batches & railways. Some moderate climbs/descents, stiles, may be muddy in places. Parking near to Radstock Museum, BA3 3EP. Walking boots/shoes, approx. 5 miles. Donations £3pp.

An Earth Science Week Event

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
16th October 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Batts Combe Quarry Tour – a Limestone Legacy
16th October 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm or 2pm to 4pm
£5.00

A guided tour with Hanson’s UK to view inside this Burrington Oolite quarry, a mineral very valuable as a pure limestone for animal feed, toothpaste and many industrial fillers. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided.

Meet at Batts Combe Quarry office car park, Warrens Hill, Cheddar, BS27 3LR.

Limited places.

Charge £5pp.

An Earth Science Week Event

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Shepton Mallet Dementia Action Alliance
17th October 2018

 Great opportunities to attend a free information awareness session and become a Dementia Friend

The Shepton Dementia Action Alliance is running further sessions to develop more Dementia Friends in Shepton
Each session will last for about an hour

6pm to 7pm at St Cecilia Nursing Home, 1 Hitchen Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5TZ

for more information or to reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman 07970665036 or email gphillman@hotmail.com

Craft4Crafters - 18 - 20 October 2018 - Advance Saver Tickets available in your SMTIC
18th-20th October 2018

The Craft4Crafters Show have been running large Craft and Textile Shows in the South West for over 18 years. These include the well-established Westpoint, Exeter show which runs early in the year and two large events at the Bath & West Showground. The exhibition at the Bath & West Showground this October is set over 2 halls as well as a balcony area which attracts visitors far and wide

With over 100 of the finest craft suppliers with great bargains and the latest must have, there will be so much variety to choose from. There will also be over 70 workshops, demonstrations and make and takes each day, with many guilds in attendance including West Country Embroiderers, The Machine Knitters Guild, Avon Spinners Weavers Guild, Wincanton Guild of Lace makers, Felting guild, Guild of Blacksmiths, Bicton College, Taunton and Bridgewater College and more.

The Mendip Hall will have the beautiful Quilt and Textile Exhibition with over 100 quilt and textile displays. There will be lots of local quilt groups exhibiting, including our very own Bath Quilters, South West Quilters, the UK Quilters, the Contemporary Quilters to name a few, plus some stunning textiles displays from renowned textile artists.

In addition this year, the amazing BrisWool Woollen City, last displayed at Bristol M, will be exhibited at the Show. This incredible three dimensional crocheted and woollen model of Bristol, took more than three years to create with over 250 volunteers. It is a breathtaking scene that assaults the eyes with colour and texture and ou will be able to see reproductions of the famous city landmarks. There will also be new exhibits including an incredible 3 metre long woolly crocodile plus the wonderful woolly seagulls and gorgeous Maisie cats.

This really is going to be an amazing show, so spread the word to family and friends for an fantastic day out.

Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station.

When: 18th October - 20th October 2018

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adults £7, Concessions £6. On The Day Adults £9, Concessions £8

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Circus of Horrors at Wookey Hole
18th-19th October 2018

 After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation ‘The Psycho Asylum’.

The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock / horror story and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, a Rock n Roll roller coaster of a show with a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing.

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Halecombe Quarry Geology Tour
18th October 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£5.00

A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures with Dr Ian Brewer, Senior Geologist with Tarmac.

For 16yrs and over. Charge £5 pp.

Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided.
Limited places 10 per tour.
Parking at SESC, for minibus tour.
Please arrive 15 mins prior to start promptly.
Info: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156
An Earth Science Week Event

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Mendip Ramblers - Leigh on Mendip
18th October 2018

Moderate - 6.5miles/10.5 kms
Leigh on Mendip, Highbury
Meet Coleford, Royal British Legion Car park BA3 5PB
ST686495 / Ex142

Time 10am

FFI Margaret 01761 232042 or 07910 873853 

Toddler Explorers - Night Animals
19th October 2018

 10.30am to 11.30am

A fun filled session of play and active learning

Age range 1 - 3 years

£5 booking required

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The Wookey Hole Caves Pumpkin Competition
19th October 2018

Challenge your growing abilities this summer for the chance to get your gardening gloves on a top cash prize of £1,000!

The Wookey Hole Caves Pumpkin Competition has arrived to inspire new and existing horticulture activity in the region! You have the opportunity to showcase your outstanding pumpkin specimens this autumn, alongside many other entrants in a glorious array of orange vegetables!

see our website for further information

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Jackson Live in Concert Starring The Sensational CJ at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th October 2018

Jackson Live in Concert now features the hugely talented 'CJ' recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs., one of the most dedicated and well-

'CJ' is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael's live performances with 100% Live Vocals.

Jackson Live in Concert brings together superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop.
Pure MJ!

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Ticket Price* Adults £22, Over 60s £21, Under 16s £18

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets 

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Halloween at Wookey Hole – special event
20th October - 3rd November 2018

The home of Halloween opens its doors once again for spooky fun throughout the autumn half term!

Costume characters will be on site including our very own Witch of Wookey Hole who will be giving a free treat to every child! Come dressed as your favourite Halloween character and you could win a prize at the end of our 3pm Halloween Circus Show! There will also be circus workshops so you can have a go yourself (workshops and shows operate on alternate selective dates).

A spooky cave tour is included in your visit and at the end the Halloween grotto awaits – enter if you dare!!

As ever, there are over 20 fantastic attractions included in your visit such as the 4D Cinema, Dinosaur Valley, Penny Arcade, Mirror Maze, Pirate Crazy Golf, Play Area and MORE!

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Needle Felting Workshop: Witches and Warlocks Plus Halloween Decorations Special
20th October 2018

at The Hive, Shepton Mallet

2pm – 4pm

Costs: £20.00 per person (including beginners needle felting kit and materials) or £15.00 per person (if you have your own felting kit)

Maximum number of students: 8
Deposit: £10.00 per person

Create your own needle felted wizard or witch.

£20 including basic starter-kit or £15 if you bring your own.

Always a lovely couple of hours with lots of guidance and support offered to help you learn or develop this versatile and easy craft technique.

Please note that children aged 8+ may attend if they are accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian. Both will need to book a place please at the same rates as above.

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
20th October 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

Murder Mystery - Summer Events - West Somerset Railway
20th October 2018

 

Calling all amateur sleuths!! -Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? Well, the West Somerset Railway's Murder Mystery season is a must for all you amateur crime fighters. As you go peacefully about your train journey to and from the seaside the actors will be staging a murderous tale for you to try to solve.

Apart from the dastardly doings your steam train ride will also include the following menu choices served to you at your seat as the train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 plus of course the mystery unfolding before your eyes.

The entertainment begins on the platform promptly at 19.00. Boarding is from 18.45. Passengers should arrive in good time to find their seats, and leave the train again for the first scene on the platform at 19.00. All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back.You should arrive back at Bishops Lydeard at approx. 23.00.

The dress code is 'smart casual' and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate period costume if you desire!

There is a bar on the train serving alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.

These evenings are not suitable for children and dogs are not permitted.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
21st October 2018

 Shepton Mallet Sunday Market have been agreed. The market will take place on the following dates:

21 October 2018 / 18 November 2018 / 16 December 2018

10am to 3pm

Busy and bustling Sunday market - with a variety of traders/artisan traders selling a wide range of produce, crafts, cheese, pies, cakes, cider, alcohol free drinks, clothing, vintage, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts. Shoppers also have the opportunity to have a drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the atmosphere and music.

Come along and support

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“Explore Ebbor Gorge” Family Funday
21st October 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

Fun packed family day of ‘sand pit fossil digs’, story-telling, guided walks to gorge and caves and much more to reveal the reserve’s unique geology and rare archaeological finds. With Mendip Hill’s AONB, SESC, The Mendip Society and Natural England. Family activities/rocks and fossils. Refreshments.

Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, ST 520484.

Car park on Priddy to Wookey road.

An Earth Science Week Event

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Mendip Ramblers - The Polden Way
21st October 2018

Moderate 10miles/16.1kms
The Polden Way
Meet at Street Youth Hostel BA16 0TX
Time 10am
ST480345

FFI Janet 01458835238/07706181609 

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
23rd October 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Spooktacular at Collett Park
24th October 2018

Splat the rat, fancy dress, pumpkin carving, spooky bouncy castle and much more 

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Shepton Mallet - Social Mornings - Parkinson's UK
25th October 2018

Parkinson's UK change attitudes, find a cure, join us

Parkinson's Bath and Local Area Support group Social Mornings - fancy a cuppa and a chat?

Friendship and Support for local people with Parkinson's. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, mix and mingle with other people affected by Parkinson's alog with their carers

St Michael's Church Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Meeting's every last Thursday of the month

10am until 12 noon

If in doubt, please contact John Saunders for further information 01761 432452  

Mendip Ramblers - Harridge Woods
25th October 2018

Moderate - 10.5 miles/16.9kms
Ham, Harridge Woods
Meet at Stoke St Michael car park in Frog Lane BA3 5JL
ST661471/Ex142
Time 10am

FFI Jane 01761 232715 

City of Wells Beer Festival
26th-27th October 2018

Drink, Taste, Enjoy 

Welcome the first City of Wells Beer Festival!
England's smallest city is delighted to be hosting this new festival of all things beer. A paradise for beer lovers, this is an event not to be missed, with 45 different beers and ciders available to suit all tastes.

There will be thre festival sessions:
Friday 26th - 7pm to 11pm (over 18's only)
Saturday 27th - 12pm to 4pm (family session)
Saturday 27th - 7pm to 11pm (over 18's only)

Tickets £10 (includes 6 x half pints)

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Westfest Music Festival
27th October 2018

 The UKs Biggest Indoor Electronic Music Festival Touches Down at the Showground

When: 27th October 2018

Doors open: 19:00 - 06:00

Where: The Showground

Tickets will be available from SMTIC

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Wookey Hole - Halloween Party
27th October 2018

The Witch of Wookey Hole will be your host for the evening plus surpise guest

Evening Tickets

Adults £29.99
Children £24.99
Infants £5

book online at our website

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Halloween - East Somerset Railway
27th-29th October 2018

Dare you travel at the East Somerset Railway!

27th October, 28th October and 31st October

There is a spooky air around the East Somerset Railway. Watch out for spiders and skeletons, ghosts and cobwebs on our halloween carriage and spooky station. Come dressed in scary costumes and join in the fun of our Spooky Specials.

Children ride free if they dress in scary costumes (one child free per fare paying adult).

Standard ticket prices apply.

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
27th October 2018

  Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

Sweat with guest spaceholder Irem Luqman

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230

Mendip Rocks! Festival Finale at Wells Museum “Geo Resources in our lives”
28th October 2018

9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£15.00

A day of inspiring talks and lunch, celebrating the finale of Mendip Rocks 2018.

Speakers include: Prof Chris King “Mining for Diamonds”

Doug Robinson (Bristol University) – “Wells City Building Heritage – a 350 million year old story”

Other speakers tbc

Also: Local fossil collections on display and view the “Mendip Rocks! Box”.

Raffle

£15 to include ploughman’s lunch, tea and cake.

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Mendip Ramblers - Mendip Ring Circular
28th October 2018

Moderate - 10miles/16.1kms
Burrington Combe, The Wrangle,
Meet at Burrington Combe top car park BS40 7TZ
ST489581/Ex141
Time 10am

FFI Bob or Rosemary 01749346023

Three Chefs Express on the Quantock Belle
29th October 2018

£75.00 per person.

A touch of Hollywood glamour is set to visit the West Somerset Railway with a new black-tie dining experience.

For one night only this year, board the Quantock Belle dining train, departing Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 , and enjoy a 6-course gourmet meal prepared by three superbly talented Somerset based chefs.

Experience local seasonal cuisine with ingredients sourced locally from the Claire’s Kitchen Garden (where possible).

Your local chefs will be:

Claire from Claire's Kitchen
Justin from Reeves Restaurant Dunster, Former Somerset Life Chef of the Year
John Bradley from award winning Dunkery Beacon Hotel

Please view the ticketing explained section below.

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
30th October 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Family Fun - Fizz, Bang, Pop! - Firework inspired crafts
1st November 2018

11.00 am to 1pm and
2pm to 3.30pm

Crafts and activities for all the family

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Mendip Ramblers - Hadspen
1st November 2018

Moderat - 6.5miles/10.5kms
Hadspen, Cole, Ansford
Meet at Castle Cart free public car park near fire station BA7 7EA
ST639322/Ex142
Time 10am

FFI Roger 07803791414 

Shepton Mallet Dementia Action Alliance
1st November 2018

Great opportunities to attend a free information awareness session and become a Dementia Friend

The Shepton Dementia Action Alliance is running further sessions to develop more Dementia Friends in Shepton
Each session will last for about an hour

11am to 12 noon at Shepton Mallet Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ

for more information or to reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman 07970665036 or email gphillman@hotmail.com 

Glastonbury Abbey - Make a bouncing spider
2nd November 2018

 Make a bouncing spider

It is the season for spiders and creepy crawlies – make a friendly spider to play with.

11.00am – 1.00pm.

Normal admission applies.

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Dorothy's Tea Party
2nd November 2018

Shepton Mallet Tangent Club invite you to join them for home made cakes and tea

10am to 2.30pm
at Dorothy House Shop, High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AS
in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care 

The Footman James Classic Vehicle Resoration Show - 3 - 4 November
3rd-4th November 2018

From completely untouched barn finds to pristine Concours examples, The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show embraces anything and everything restoration

Alongside will be some of the UK’s leading car clubs exhibiting their members’ restored machines, or displaying interesting projects still a way from completion.

In recent years, both trade and club exhibitors have had live restoration and maintenance tasks taking place on their stands. Outside the halls and visitors’ prized possessions will be on display in the classic car-park where drivers are entitled to half-price entry.

When: 3rd November - 4th November 2018

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £8 adv / £10 on the day. Under 16s go free

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
3rd November 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

3rd, 10th, 17th November with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230 

The High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show at Frome Memorial Theatre
3rd November 2018

The High Jinx show is a fast paced show filled with grand illusions, crazy tricks, and unbelievable circus thrills that will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more. This is the perfect experience for the whole family - whether you're 6 or 106 you are sure to be amazed, puzzled and even scared but above all entertained. Presented by award winning magician Michael Jordan and the fantastic High Jinx Dancers.

Michael started to present the show back in 2007 and since then he has appeared on ITV's hit show - Penn and Teller Fool Us, Blue Peter, and was nominated for the children's choice award at the Edinburgh fringe.

Ticket Price* Adults £12.50, Over 60s and Under 16s £10, Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £40

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
6th November 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
6th November 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

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 

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
7th November 2018

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday at the Salvation Army

at 7.30pm

Salvation Army Hall, Shepton Mallet

AGM - with mystery guest speaker. New date not to clash with carnival 

Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
8th November 2018

90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on the following dates:
8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 6th Dec and 20th Dec.

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Mendip Ramblers - East Pennard
8th November 2018

Moderate - 6.8miles/10.9 kms
East Pennard, Pylle
Meet Ditcheat on the road near the church and Harvester Yard BA4 6RB
ST625363/Ex142
Time 10am

FFI Roger 07803 791414 

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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Antique and Collectors Fair
10th-11th November 2018

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.



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 the Showering Pavilion, Edmund Rack, Mendip and Sedgemoor halls, plus over 30 shopping booths lining an arcade. 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!

When: 10th November - 11th November 2018

Where: The Showground

Admission: Friday 12noon - 5.00pm £10 pp (Friday ticket allows entry on Saturday & Sunday), Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm £5 pp, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm £5 pp 

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Wells- Somerset Vintage Fair
10th November 2018

at Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB,

9.30am to 4pm.

We have a super selection of traders offering a variety of vintage delights including clothing, records, accessories, jewellery, homeware, lighting, furniture, gifts and a whole host of things you didn't know you needed.

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
10th November 2018

  Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

10th & 17th November with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230

Armistice 100 - 1918- 2018
10th-11th November 2018

Commemoration of the end of World War 1
A weekend of Remembrance
Collett Park, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BS

Saturday 10th November
1pm Tree planting and Tree Dedication
2pm Arrival of the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw
Greeting by Manjor General Ray Pett
Buglers in attendance
followed by Dedication of Commemorative Bench and Service led by Revd. Hunter Dunn and Shepton Mallet Church Groups
2.30pm - Afternoon tea for all in Marquee in Collett Park accompanied by the RAF Cadet Band
3pm HMS Heron RN Volunteer Band in the Bandstand
event ends at 4pm

Sunday 11th November
Cenotaph and Parish Church, Shepton Mallet
11am Remembrance Service at Shepton Mallet Cenotaph
(Maroons will be sounded after the playing of the Last Post)
followed by Procession to the Parish Church
Service of Commemoration at St Peter and St Paul Church
Light refreshments will be provided by the Royal British Legion

FFI Cllr.J.Marsh@SheptonMalletTownCouncil.gov.uk

Mendip Ramblers - Mendip Ring Circular
11th November 2018

Moderate: 9.5miles/15.3kms
Mendip Ring Circular: Rodney Stoke, Lodge Hill, Knowle Bridge
Meet Westbury Sub Mendip Station road BA5 1ES
ST500484/Ex141
Time 10am

FFI Bob or Rosemary 01749 346023

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
13th November 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
13th November 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Mendip Ramblers - A Tour of the Tor
15th November 2018

Moderate 6.5miles/10.5kms
Meet at Bretenoux Road Glastonbury (near Chalice Way) BA6 8DZ
ST505538/Ex141

Time 10am

FFI Margaret 01761 232042 or 07910 873853 

Toddler Explorers - Africa
16th November 2018

 10.30am to 11.30am

A fun filled session of play and active learning

Age range 1 - 3
£5 booking required

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ACEarts - Artist Talk with Jon England
17th November 2018

10.30am to 12.30pm

To complement the current exhibition "A Century of Silence"

£5 or Friends of ACEarts £2.50

Includes refreshments
No booking required

ACEarts, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB 

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Homebuilding & Renovation Show
17th-18th November 2018

Meet the experts.
See the products.
Bring your project to life!

Let the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show help bring your project to life! If you’re planning to add a new extension, remodel the internal layout or create a brilliant new kitchen overlooking a landscaped garden, a visit to the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must.

Be inspired by the wealth of ideas at the show, find out how to make the most of your budget and save time and money. Get free expert advice for all elements of your project from the people who really know.

All of this under one roof will save you the hassle and time and give you a chance to see, touch and compare the full range of innovative products.

When: 17th November - 18th November 2018

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adv: One Day £8, Two Day £12. OTD: One Day £12, Two Day £16 

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Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole – special event
17th November 2018 - 6th January 2019

Wookey Hole will have you feeling festive with over a thousand lights illuminating the caves for a magical Christmas tour!

There are over 20 great attractions to give you a full day’s visit. The Christmas Circus Show will wow you with glitzy performers taking to the stage to deliver a show stopping line-up of trapeze, hula, juggling and magic!

The 4D Cinema premiers ‘Happy Feet’ which is new for 2018! This snowy adventure will have you tapping your feet as you become fully immersed in the 4D experience with moving seats, 3D vision, wind effects and sprinklers!

Outside, Santa’s real reindeer patiently wait but inside is where the real magic happens.. Wander through the magnificent grotto and be greeted by the elves before meeting the man himself! Santa will be checking off his nice list with a gift for every child who pays him a visit.

Hotel packages are also available, completing the ultimate Christmas experience!

book online at our website below

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Needle Felting Workshop: Fairy tale
17th November 2018

at The Hive, Shepton Mallet

2pm – 4pm

Costs: £20.00 per person (including beginners needle felting kit and materials) or £15.00 per person (if you have your own felting kit)

Maximum number of students: 8
Deposit: £10.00 per person

Create your own needle felted Fairyland piece.

£20 including basic starter-kit or £15 if you bring your own.

Always a lovely couple of hours with lots of guidance and support offered to help you learn or develop this versatile and easy craft technique.

Please note that children aged 8+ may attend if they are accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian. Both will need to book a place please at the same rates as above.
 

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
17th November 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

17th November with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230  

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
18th November 2018

 Shepton Mallet Sunday Market have been agreed. The market will take place on the following dates:

18 November 2018 / 16 December 2018

10am to 3pm

Busy and bustling Sunday market - with a variety of traders/artisan traders selling a wide range of produce, crafts, cheese, pies, cakes, cider, alcohol free drinks, clothing, vintage, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts. Shoppers also have the opportunity to have a drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the atmosphere and music.

Come along and support

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
20th November 2018

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
20th November 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Glastonbury Abbey - Victorian Shopping Evening
20th November 2018

Come and do your Christmas shopping in the abbey shop during our Victorian style

evening with festive refreshments.

Open from 5pm to 7pm.

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Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
22nd November 2018

 90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on the following dates:
22nd Nov, 6th Dec and 20th Dec.

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Mendip Ramblers - West Harptee and Compton Martin
22nd November 2018

Moderate 6.5miles/10.5kms
Meet at Harriotts Bridge, BS40 6HW
ST571581/141

Time 10am

FFI Gus 01749840349/07840926769 

5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
24th November 2018

5Rhythms Movement Meditation with Catherine Llewellyn

This class will help you take a breath, connect with your physical body and rebalance yourself. You'll leave feeling nourished, refreshed and re-energised.

Suitable for all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability, there are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong.

This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are. Welcome

Paul Street Community Centre

Saturdays - 10 - 12 noon
£10 entry 

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Santa South West Christmas Village
24th November - 24th December 2018

 Santa South West Christmas Village comes to the Bath & West Showground!

Join us for a Christmas experience to suit all ages!

Santa South West Christmas Village comes to the Bath & West Showground & features:

A huge indoor Christmas Market
Santa’s Grotto
Ice Skating Rink
Food & Drinks Village
Santa South West Polar Express
Fairground

When: 24th November - 24th December 2018

Doors open: 10:00 - 20:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £1 Per Person

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That'll Be The Day Christmas Show at Frome Memorial Theatre
24th November 2018

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That'll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2018 Christmas Show!

The UK's most popular Rock 'N' Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Ticket Prices* - £25.50

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets  

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Mendip Ramblers - Croscrombe
25th November 2018

Moderate 11 miles/17.7kms
Croscrombe, South Horrington, Pen Hill

Meet Wells Ash Lane where West Mendip Way crosses BA5 2LR
ST544463/Ex 141/142

Time 10am

FFI Gus 01749840349/07840926769 

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
27th November 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Shepton Mallet - Social Mornings - Parkinson's UK
29th November 2018

 Parkinson's UK change attitudes, find a cure, join us

Parkinson's Bath and Local Area Support group Social Mornings - fancy a cuppa and a chat?

Friendship and Support for local people with Parkinson's. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, mix and mingle with other people affected by Parkinson's alog with their carers

St Michael's Church Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Meeting's every last Thursday of the month

10am until 12 noon

If in doubt, please contact John Saunders for further information 01761 432452

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

ACEarts - Late Night Christmas Shopping
1st December 2018

Come and join us for a festive evening, and find some great Christmas gifts.

6 - 9pm

ACEarts, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB 

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A Very Victorian Christmas
1st December 2018

10am to 5pm

Our popular Christmas event returns for more festive fun and a vist from Father Christmas!

Free entry
Advance booking required for Santa's Grotto (£5 including gift) 

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
1st December 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th December with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230  

Murder Mystery - West Somerset Railway
1st December 2018

 

Calling all amateur sleuths!! -Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? Well, the West Somerset Railway's Murder Mystery season is a must for all you amateur crime fighters. As you go peacefully about your train journey to and from the seaside the actors will be staging a murderous tale for you to try to solve.

Apart from the dastardly doings your steam train ride will also include the following menu choices served to you at your seat as the train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 plus of course the mystery unfolding before your eyes.

The entertainment begins on the platform promptly at 19.00. Boarding is from 18.45. Passengers should arrive in good time to find their seats, and leave the train again for the first scene on the platform at 19.00. All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back.You should arrive back at Bishops Lydeard at approx. 23.00.

The dress code is 'smart casual' and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate period costume if you desire!

There is a bar on the train serving alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.

These evenings are not suitable for children and dogs are not permitted.

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
4th December 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
6th December 2018

 90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on the following dates:
6th Dec and 20th Dec.

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
8th December 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th December with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230  

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show at Frome Memorial Theatre
8th December 2018

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That'll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2018 Christmas Show!

The UK's most popular Rock 'N' Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Ticket Prices* - £25.50

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

Visit Website

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
11th December 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

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

Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
12th December 2018

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday at the Salvation Army

at 7.30pm

Salvation Army Hall, Shepton Mallet 

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

Christmas Market - Collett Park Cafe
15th December 2018

Stocking filler market, santa's grotto, bouncy castle, mulled wine and BBQ 

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
15th December 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

15th, 22nd, 29th December with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230  

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
16th December 2018

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market have been agreed.

16 December 2018

10am to 3pm

Busy and bustling Sunday market - with a variety of traders/artisan traders selling a wide range of produce, crafts, cheese, pies, cakes, cider, alcohol free drinks, clothing, vintage, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts. Shoppers also have the opportunity to have a drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the atmosphere and music.

Come along and support 

Visit Website

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
18th December 2018

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?

Doing something enjoyable....interesting....even useful!

Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

Every Tuesday - 9am to 12 noon

At The Woodbin, Barley House, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE (behind Somerset Care and Repair)

Just turn up

for more information about SAMS contact info@sheptonshed.org.uk or call Graham on 07966361796 

Ghost Tours - Shepton Mallet Prison
20th December 2018

 90 minute on Thursday evening - Ghost Tours will resume in September 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm

£20 per person (12 years +, under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Pop into your local Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
22nd December 2018

Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

22nd, 29th December with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230  

Shepton Mallet - Social Mornings - Parkinson's UK
27th December 2018

Parkinson's UK change attitudes, find a cure, join us

Parkinson's Bath and Local Area Support group Social Mornings - fancy a cuppa and a chat?

Friendship and Support for local people with Parkinson's. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, mix and mingle with other people affected by Parkinson's alog with their carers

St Michael's Church Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP

Meeting's every last Thursday of the month

10am until 12 noon

If in doubt, please contact John Saunders for further information 01761 432452  

Frome Memorial Theatre Company - presents Aladdin
28th December 2018 - 2nd January 2019

Times – Friday 28th @ 7pm,
Saturday 29th @ 2pm & 7pm,
Sunday 30th @ 2pm,
Monday 31st @ 11am & 4pm,
Tuesday 1st 2pm,
Wednesday 2nd @ 7pm

Frome Musical Theatre Company - Celebrating 40 years of Pantomime
Aladdin - Holiday fun for all the family.
Traditional family pantomime with live music, fantastic costumes and scenery.
Pantomime tickets make great Christmas presents!!

NOTE PERFORMANCE TIMES ON New Year's Eve – 11am & 4pm

Ticket Price* £14 Adult, £12 Over 60s & Under 16s, £45 Family of 4 (maximum 2 adults), £11 Groups 10+ (Groups only available direct from the Box Office)* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking ticket

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5RHYTHMS SHEPTON
29th December 2018

  Freestyle movement meditation. Good for the body, mind and spirit. For all shapes and sizes, all levels of fitness and dance ability. There are no steps to learn and no way to get it wrong. This is a space for you to be yourself exactly as you are.
Questions? - get in touch, happy to talk.

10am to 12 noon
Paul Street Community Centre
£10 - no need to book

29th December with Catherine

catherinellewellyn.co.uk or call on 07770267230

The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th January 2019

The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will be returning to Frome to play their annual concert.
The annual fundraising concert allows Frome Royal Naval Association to support various activities in the local area including Sea Cadet unit TS Achilles. We invite the people of Frome and surrounding areas to offer their continuing support by joining us for our 24th annual concert, and to enjoy this wonderful evening of music, pomp & humour.

Ticket Price* £18

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Snowdrop Festival 2019 - 15 - 17 February - Shepton Mallet
15th-17th February 2019

Arts & Crafts
Workshops
Local History
Procession and Parade
Woodland Ramble
Town Trails
Photography & Poetry Exhibitions
Face Painting
Plantings
Window Displays
Floral Displays
Tea and cake

A festival for the whole community

The Market Place - Shepton Mallet

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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers - Not Fade Away at Frome Memorial Theatre
22nd February 2019

To commemorate Buddy's anniversary and to celebrate the joy he has brought millions of people worldwide for over 60 years, the country's first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, plays a very special show in venues all over the UK.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today. Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all delivered with charm and humour.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: "I can't believe it's not Buddy!"

Ticket Price* £21, Over 60s & Under 16s £19

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Rule The World with Tony as Robbie at Frome Memorial Theatre
23rd March 2019

Rule The World have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1's 'The Graham Norton Show'.

The show is an accurate portrayal of a Take That concert and features all the biggest hits including 'Never Forget', 'Greatest Day', 'Back For Good', 'Relight My Fire', 'Everything Changes', 'Shine', 'Pray' and many more.

Ticket Price* £20, Over 60s £19, Under 16s £18

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Jive Talkin' perform The BeeGees Live in Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
6th April 2019

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London's West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.

Ticket Prices* - £20.00

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Psychic Sally - 10th Anniversary Tour at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th April 2019

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.
Sally is one of the Uk's most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years.
Sally's jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation's best loved medium.
Sally says 'The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side'.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.
**The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Ticket Price* £24

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Pop Divas Live! at Frome Memorial Theatre
25th May 2019

The Best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and of course Katy Perry will Roar as 5 enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today.

Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Rhianna will all be dropping in to the biggest pop party ever so make sure you're there!

With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Divas Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more! The best songs from all your favourite female stars in fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Ticket Price* £15.00

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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One Night Of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at Frome Memorial Theatre
7th June 2019

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, 'Gary Mullen and the Works' have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

Ticket Price* £22, O/60s & U/16s £21

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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Jethro - The Count of Cornwall at Frome Memorial Theatre
12th July 2019

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy. He will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style and is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived.

Ticket Price* £20.50

* All tickets purchased on line will incur a £1.00 per ticket processing fee, for further information on booking tickets

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