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Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street, Wells and Frome
Programmes for each area

Different levels of abilities, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, ranging from 30-60 mins, 1-1.5 hrs, or more than 1.5hrs

Please check our website for information
Tel 07855 283 855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk or
pop into Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre to get a copy of the programme

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Shepton Mallet - Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
The first Wednesday of each month in The Brasserie at 9.30am

The club welcomes serving members and veterans of Her Majesty's Forces to get together for a brew, banter and a butty. If you have not joined us previously email raygjsmith@gmail.com. If you know a veteran who would enjoy a morning out with like minded people again email raygjsmith@gmail.com and provide their contact details

Day Centre for over 50's - Shepton Mallet
To be held on the first three Mondays of every month starting from 7th January 2019
10am - 2pm
at St Michael's Church Community Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP
£12.50 entrance fee
Buffet lunch included

Step4ward-in2growth day centre is open to over 50's in the local area who want to access day centre services, also available for early dementia diagnosis, health issues and additional needs. Providing activities and companionship. Somewhere you can make new friends, have some fun in a relaxed setting where you are able to enjoy mature and friendly company in the local community. Activities include interactive music sessions, arts and crafts, reminiscence groups, guest speakers, chair based exercise, board games, bingo and much more

To access or register for this day centre service contact Becky Watson on 07737331174 alternatively email Becky at step4ward-in2growth@mail.com

Chair-based Mature Movers in Shepton Mallet
Fun chair based session, with a range of gentle movements. Suitable for all

From Thursday 28th March 
10.30 to 11.30am
Cost £4
This class will be held at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

run by Somerset Age UK

For more information please call Ageing Well at Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626
email: ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk

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like listening to music - check out the site
At Sofar, we like to ask: who's ever been to a bad gig?

For some, the crowd was too loud or maybe the beer was warm. For others, the sound system wasn't doing the artist justice. Or maybe someone was in the line of view, snapping selfies all night. Whatever the experience, it just wasn't what you hoped or expected. The magic of a live event experience has been lost.

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

In 2009, Rafe Offer invited some friends over to a London flat for a low-key, intimate gig. Eight people gathered in the living room to listen to live music performed by friend and musician Dave Alexander. They shared a drink, and sat on the floor, attentively listening to the music. The room was so quiet, you could hear the clock ticking in the background.

Quickly, what started as a hobby in London spread into a global community for artists and audiences to come together in unique and welcoming spaces - with an added element of surprise - to share, discover, create and, hopefully make a friend or find their new favorite band along the way.

Today, Sofar Sounds is a community of thousands of artists, hosts, fans, travelers and more, putting on hundreds of secret, intimate events per month, across 436 cities around the world.

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Farrington Gurney Weekly Car Boot Sale - Every Sunday
Join us for our regular car boot sale in aid of local charities. 9am – 12pm.
at Farrington Gurney Farm Shop (at the rear)
£1 entry for buyers.
Sellers are on a donation basis.
No need to book, just turn up on the day from 8am. Unfortunately we cannot accept food stalls.

Looking forward to seeing you all there to grab a bargain! 

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Friends in Grief - Dorothy House
A community based drop-in service where all people who are bereaved are welcome

Every Wednesday
10am - 12pm
at Shepton Mallet Brasserie & Cafe Bar, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet

Free of charge and no need to book, just come along

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Your it Now - Digital Hub and Workshops for ALD
Are you looking for ways to stay safe online and meet new people?

Join us every Friday at the Shepton Mallet Library
9.30am to 1.30pm

Register now: 01749 671706

Free 

Somerset Gardens Trust - call for entries
Somerset Gardens Competition 2020
£250 top prize - £15 per entry - free for schools 

Individual owned gardens competition:
Judge - Alan Power, NT Stourhead
Selectros: Nigel Cox, Paul Cumbleton and Lucy Hetherington

Schools competition:
Judge - Alan Ketley, former Head of Horticultural Studies, Cornwall College

The two competitions celebrate the wealth and diversity of historic and modern gardens in Somerset, and the remarkable passion of school volunteers and garden owners

Competitions open 15.9.19 and closes 20.4.20
Visiting and judging - May to July 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - May Mayhem (Fancy Dress - May King/Queen and Prince & Princess)
31st May 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for latest news etc

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Macbeth - The Lord Chamberlain's Men at Glastonbury Abbey
31st May 2020

When: 5.30pm Where: Main Abbey

The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to Glastonbury Abbey with what promises to be yet another fantastic evening of high quality entertainment.
 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Alexander Hamilton
4th June 2020

Time: 13:05 - 13:40

Alexander Hamilton (Organ Scholar, Westminster Abbey). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Brian Wright
4th June 2020

Proceded by Shepton Mallet U3A Annual General Meeting at 10am

Monthly Speaker meetings
in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall" - Nursery Rhymes - a hidden history

Admission - members £1.50 - guests £2.50 

****cancelled**** (17/3/2020)

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New Old Friends presents Crimes, Camera, Action
6th-7th June 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

The multi-award-winning New Old Friends are at it again with another instalment in their hugely popular Crimes… series of comedy thrillers. Crimes, Camera, Action whisks the audience to golden-era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private-eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare. 

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
7th June 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
At a glance...

When: 7th June 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
10th June 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers 

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The Best of That'll Be The Day - Frome Memorial Theatre
12th-13th June 2020

7.30pm
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK's No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT'LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over! Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party! 'THREE HOURS OF MUSIC & MAYHEM' The Express

Ticket Prices* - £26

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

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Antique & Collectors Fair
12th-13th June 2020

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

When: 12th June - 13th June 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Collect Festival
13th-14th June 2020

please put the dates in your diary, more details to follow 

2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
13th June 2020

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
At a glance...

When: 13th June 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Glastonbury Fringe 2020 Launch Party - Featuring Mad Dog McRea
13th June 2020

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Glastonbury Fringe returns in 2020 with its biggest launch party yet.
 

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Summer Soirée Musicale with the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir
13th June 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

The Vicars Choral and friends invite you to a summer evening of musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Camery Garden.
Tickets will be released nearer the time, and will include food, drink, and some wonderful music!

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Summer Soirée Musicale with the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir
13th June 2020

19:30 - 21:30

The Vicars Choral and friends invite you to a summer evening of musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Camery Garden.
Tickets will be released nearer the time, and will include food, drink, and some wonderful music!  

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Collett Festival 2020
13th-14th June 2020

This years much loved Collett Festival will take place.
We are pleased to announce the headline acts for this years concert are Dan Budd as Robbie Williams and the fabulous Rogue Minogue, plus supporting acts.
Stay tuned for more information on how to book your tickets for the concert.

Collett Festival Children's Day
14th June 2020

12.00 to 17.00 

The much loved Collett Festival is back!
Bubbleman Zorb racing
Circus Skills
Bubble Faerie
Face Painting
High Energy Assault Course
Gladiator Duo
Ball pool
Footdarts
Bouncy castles
icecream vans and food stalls

Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
17th June 2020

 Tour Overview
Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration: - 2.5 - 3 hours
2pm to 5pm

Tour prices: - £15.00 or £20.00 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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Jive Talkin' PerformThe Bee Gees at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th June 2020

7.30pm
The original and best BeeGees tribute band is back in Frome by popular demand.
Prepare to be amazed as the timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life with such stunning authenticity and heart-felt sincerity, that you will feel as if you are at a real Bee Gees concert. This stunning 7 piece ensemble is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.
Jive Talkin' deliver a powerhouse performance that is charged with emotion to produce a show unlike any other, to create a truly nostalgic journey through our most treasured musical memories.
This show will take you 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.
An unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £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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The Bristol Classic Car Show - Royal Bath & West Showground
20th-21st June 2020

Come along to the Bristol Classic Car Show this Summer!
At a glance...

When: 20th June - 21st June 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adult Advance £10, Adult on the Gate £13

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The 'Art' of Stained Glass 'Painting' course at Crispin Hall
21st June 2020

A five week intermediate workshop focusing on learning the art of stained glass painting.

This intermediate workshop takes place over 5 weeks on the following dates(with a half an hour break in each session):

Sunday 21 June 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 28 June 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 5 July 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 12 July 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 19 July 12:00 till 4:30

Students can design (with lots of supportive inspiration) a stained glass panel that would not be too complex to cut and construct, but with more of an emphasis on the painted and shaded elements.

All or part of it can be painted - depending on their design plan/s. Students will be able to make one or two items - depending on how complex their design is.

The workshop will teach the traditional methods using trace lines to paint a basic line impression onto the glass (this is then fired) next step would be the first shading (then fired) final step adding silver stain (then fired. There will be some glass cutting and construction too.

The Cost is £145.00 for 5 weeks tuition, materials are not included on this course. You have the chance to buy your materials as you go as some students may use more than others.

A guideline for materials is £25.00 to £40.00 per student depending on your design. Tea / coffee and cake will be provided for each session. Please let us know in advance if you have a food allergy so we can cater for it.

You will need to wear old clothes and safe footwear, a health & safety brief will also be given to you on arrival.

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Teddy Bears' Picnic - East Somerset Railway
21st June 2020

'If you go down to Cranmore today....' Our Teddy Bears' picnic promises to be a fun filled family day for adults, children and teddies alike!

Our picnic area will be decked out for the occasion and the Whistlestop Cafe will be serving delicious snacks and meals. Children can spend time playing with our garden games such as Snakes and Ladders and Quoits.

Find a Golden Teddy ticket and claim your free ice cream!
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Jazz Picnic at Cedar Halls
21st June 2020

Wells Cathedral School Parents’ Association presents its annual bonanza of alfresco jazz with the School’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos and Jazz Orchestra. This is one of the most popular events in our calendar, so bring a picnic and either sit at a table in the marquee or enjoy the sunshine and music on Cedars Lawn. If you book a table, they come with seating, but otherwise please bring your own picnic chairs and rugs!

There will be a cash bar, hot drinks and ice cream on sale.

Everyone needs to purchase a General Entry (or 18 and under) ticket and if you would like to book a table in the marquee (for up to 12 people maximum), this is an extra cost - you can select a table at checkout.
12:00pm
Cedars Lawn Marquee
£10.00 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Bricktastic Father's Day
21st June 2020

This Father’s Day spend time with your Dad (or Grandad) enjoying all things brickish!

Explore the museum with our minifigure trail, take a look at the LEGO® layout on display which include moving trains and a fun fairground, get creative building your own model using standard or giant bricks, and then race against the clock in a brick challenge!
Museum Unlimited

11:00 - 3:00



 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
22nd June 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Glastonbury Festival Camping 2020 at Bath & West Showground
23rd-29th June 2020

Please refer to the Glastonbury Festival web site and search for Campervans and Caravans for all current booking information
At a glance...

When: 23rd June - 29th June 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Prices set by Glastonbury Festival

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The Handlebards Present: Macbeth at Kilver Court
26th June 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
Food and drink will be available to purchase onsite.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read
One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket. Although please remember to add Under 10 tickets to your cart.
Our free ‘Under 10’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue for £18 each.
You can bring your tickets digitally, on a phone or tablet, so please don’t print them.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable.

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The Handlebards Present: Macbeth at Kilver Court
26th June 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
Food and drink will be available to purchase onsite.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Shepton Party
28th June 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news etc

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International Stars Dance Competition - Frome Memorial Theatre
28th June 2020

10am
"International Stars bring the UK's hottest dance competition to Frome! With students competing in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, street and musical theatre to see who will recieve a golden ticket through to their Grand London Finals in February 2021! Visit their website for entry details www.internationalstars.co.uk"

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
2nd July 2020

Tour Overview
Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration: - 2.5 - 3 hours
2pm to 5pm

Tour prices: - £15.00 or £20.00 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra Concert
2nd July 2020

19:30 - 21:30

In celebration of a year of inspirational music education, Wells Cathedral School's Symphony Orchestra perform a demanding programme of works under the directorship of visiting conductor, Chloé van Soeterstède. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique will be the central work of the evening's programme. This promises to be an awe-inspiring evening of music-making by talented young musicians Tickets: £10.00 - £19.00; available via cedarshall.events or telephone 01749 834483

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The Real Thing - Greatest Hits Tour - Frome Memorial Theatre
3rd July 2020

7.30pm
THE REAL THING with ORIGINAL VOCALISTS CHRIS AMOO & DAVE SMITH and live 5 piece band will be out touring in 2020 on the back of a new movie playing in cinemas 'EVERYTHING' and a GREATEST HITS ALBUM out on Universal Records.

This Best of album contains their 3 million selling No 1 Hits 'You To Me Are Everything' 'Can't Get By Without You' & Feel The Force. Plus the lost song recorded in 1976 but never released which has sat in the vaults for over 40 years 'Someone Ought to write a song about you'
This single is receiving lots of Radio airplay and making The Real Thing a force to be reckoned with once again.

Ticket Prices* - £25

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

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George Egg: movable feast
3rd July 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Thestre, Frome

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 comes a brand new comedy-and-cooking show for 2020 from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage.

In his first show, ‘Anarchist Cook’, George made a meal in a hotel room with the complimentary appliances. In his second, ‘DIY Chef’, he was stuck in a shed cooking with tools. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry). 

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Wincanton Country at Wincanton Racecourse
5th July 2020

Join us for our first ever Country music event.

12 noon to 7pm

There will be performances from The Shires, Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young and Rich Hall's Hoedown.

Our very own afternoon music festival will be a day out for all the family, including children's entertainment, live music, food and drink available and much more.

£35 Adult/£15 child plus booking fee

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NASS Festival 2020 at Bath & West Showground
9th-12th July 2020

The UK’s only professional action sport and music festival is back! Featuring world class action sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX, as well as must-see music performances to get you dancing!
At a glance...

When: 9th July - 12th July 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Tickets from £125

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Paul Carr
9th July 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Paul Carr (Birmingham).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Priddy Folk Festival
10th-12th July 2020

Workshops
Sessions
Ceilidhs Dance Festival
Children's Festical and the fringe

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Somerstock 2020
11th July 2020

After the success in July last year of Somerton's first music festival in a day, Somerstock, the line up for next year has now been announced. Somerstock 2020 will feature 17 bands, three stages, and 12 hours of music and is already attracting some top class musical talent. Next year's headliners are Triple Platinum band, The Christians. With a string of melodic, soulful hit in the 80s and 90s including Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest for the World and many more, The Christians are also renowned for their superb live shows.

Look at website for current acts confirmed

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The Comedy of Errors
15th July 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company presents
LIVE FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

7pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.

Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £10.50

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read
One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket. Although please remember to add Under 10 tickets to your cart.
Our free ‘Under 10’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue, for £18 each.
You can bring your tickets digitally, on a phone or tablet, so please don’t print them.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable.

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.  

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Showaddywaddy at Frome Memorial Theatre
18th July 2020

7.30pm
The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

So come and join the 'Dancin' Party'... 'You've Got What It Takes'!

Ticket Prices* - £25, Concessions Over 60s & Uder 16s £23

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

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Childrens' Favourites - East Somerset Railway
18th July 2020

 Come along for a nostalgic steam train ride and a look back to children's favourites through the years!

Test your knowledge of TV, book, comic and film characters with our picture quiz.

Traditional entertainment from Punch & Judy.

Our steam trains will be running at: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm.

Our Day Rover ticket provides unlimited travel: Adult £11, Concession (over 60) £10, Child £9, Family 2 Adult + 2 Children £34.00, 1 Adult + 2 Children £25.

Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at our Ticket Office on the day.

Our Whistlestop Cafe will be open to serve delicious homemade meals and snacks. Children can enjoy the play area and some extra outdoor games.

You can take a look at the locomotive restoration work of our volunteers in the Engine Shed and also take a ride on the miniature railway.

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Wells Orchestral Weekend Gala Concert - Ode to Beethoven
18th July 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Programme to include 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Admission: free, donations invited.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
19th July 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
At a glance...

When: 19th July 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Watercolour Painting Workshop - Glastonbury Abbey
19th July 2020

When: 10am Where: Abbey House

Join us for a watercolour painting workshop at Abbey House with artist Jackie Henderson. The theme of the workshop will be ‘Summer Flowers In All Their Glory'.
 

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Wiggly caterpillars - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at simple paper folding and create a wiggly caterpillar.

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Wiggly caterpillars - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at simple paper folding and create a wiggly caterpillar.
 

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Flapping butterflies - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
24th July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Pick up a Big Butterfly Count bag and spotter sheet then join in this fun craft session and make your own flapping butterfly. You can then go out into the abbey grounds and begin your butterfly count.
 

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Somerset Chamber Choir - Mozart: Mass in C Minor
25th July 2020

19:00 - 21:00

Somerset Chamber Choir, Southern Sinfonia, Katie Trethewey (soprano), Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano), Andrew Henley (tenor), Angus McPhee (Baritone), Richard Laing (conductor). Along with Haydn's The Representation of Chaos from The Creation, for its annual concert, the choir performs two majestic masterpieces; Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor and Mendelssohn’s splendid but often neglected Psalm 95. The choir is joined by one of the UK’s most distinguished chamber ensembles, Southern Sinfonia, and an exceptional line-up of young soloists. Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470), somersetchamberchoir.org.uk, and at the door. 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Summer Sizzler
26th July 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news

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Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore - Illyria at Glastonbury Abbey
26th July 2020

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Award Winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will bring their fabulous production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore to Glastonbury Abbey on the 26th of July, 2020.

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
27th July 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

Dream Catchers - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
29th July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Using twigs, twine, feathers, leaves and beads create a dream catcher to take home.
 

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Make a simple book - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
31st July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at making and decorating a simple book of your own with an assortment of paper, card and craft items.
 

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Paint a medieval tile - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
5th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Using ceramic tiles, paint pens and stencils, create your own medieval floor tile; you could even create your own free hand drawn design too.

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National Theatre Live - FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - Jack Absolute Flies Again
6th August 2020

Captured live on 23 July

7pm

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s
The Rivals

A riotous new comedy.

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy. 

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Sock puppets - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
7th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Choose your sock, select your googly eyes and craft items, create your character and then have a go in the pop up puppet theatre.
 

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Peppa Pig and George - East Somerset Railway
8th August 2020

Peppa Pig and George will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm , 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will also be a Peppa Pig trail and Punch and Judy to entertain you when Peppa takes a rest!

Driver for a Tenner will be running, where you can drive a locomotive for £10 and the Miniature Railway will be open all day.

To add to your fun, you will be able to ride the steam train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe. Phew!

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Wet Felting Workshop - 3D Vessels - Glastonbury Abbey
8th August 2020

When: 10am Where: Main Abbey

Join felt artist Jennie Loader for this adult workshop, to make a 3D felted vessel and create a unique piece of 3D textile art.
 

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
11th August 2020

 Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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Heritage Diesel Service and Steam - East Somerset Railway
12th August 2020

 For diesel enthusiasts and general visitors alike! On selected dates throughout our running season we offer the bonus of a Heritage Diesel Service for you to enjoy. Your day rover ticket allows you to ride one or all of the Heritage Diesel Services and Steam Trains on the day.

The Heritage Diesel Service runs at 11.45am & 2.45pm on the dates below.

Standard ticket prices apply.

If you would like to know more information about the Heritage Diesel Multiple Unit please click on the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page and scroll down to 'Our Locomotives and Stock'.

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Animal masks - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
12th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

There are many animals that make their home in the abbey, create your own animal mask then go outside and discover the wildlife in the grounds.
 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - James Kealey
13th August 2020

13:05 - 13:40

James Kealey (USA, formerly Senior Organ Scholar, Wells Cathedral).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Paint a pebble - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
14th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Discover the art of pebble painting and then decorate a pebble to take home and place in your garden.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - IK Productions at Glastonbury Abbey
15th August 2020

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
16th August 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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When: 16th August 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Flapping bird - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
19th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

There are lots of wild birds who visit the abbey, join in with this fun craft session and create your own, flapping bird, then go outside with a bird spotter sheet and see how many you can see.
 

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Clay sunflowers - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
21st August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Create a colourful sunflower from air drying clay to decorate the flower bed in your garden.
 

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Barry Steele and Friends - The Roy Orbison Story - Frome Memorial Theatre
22nd August 2020

7.30pm
The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into 'The Big O' as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production 'The Roy Orbison Story'. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers, celebrate the late 80s when The Big O was on the cusp of a phenomenal return to super stardom.

This top-class production also features chart busting hits originally performed by Roy Orbison's friends and culminates in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group 'The Traveling Wilburys.'


Ticket Prices* - £23.50

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

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Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman Singalong - Glastonbury Abbey
22nd August 2020

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Join us for one of the most popular films released in the last decade.
 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
24th August 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Charcoal sketching - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
26th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Enjoy a peaceful moment in the grounds sitting in your favourite spot where you can sketch the abbey with assorted charcoal and artist paper.

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
26th August 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers  

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Night at the Abbey at Glastonbury Abbey
28th August 2020

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Night at the Abbey returns in 2020 bigger and better than ever.
 

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The Way We Were - East Somerset Railway
29th-31st August 2020

 29th - 31st August 2020

Throughout this lovely weekend we celebrate rural life surrounding a country station in the 1930's – 1950's.

Don a period costume and join in the atmosphere of yesteryear with our costumed promenaders. Each day the wonderful Dickie Lines will once again be seranading visitors on the station platform. More attractions to enjoy each day include Punch & Judy, Land Girls At Large, wartime re-enactments (German recruiting office, Victory Stores, military skirmishes), vintage military and civilian vehicles and traditional children's games. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

NEW FOR 2020 - The fabulous Betty Bluebird will be singing the wartime classics onboard all our trains on Saturday and Sunday. Saxophone ensemble S4xophony will be entertaining from our bandstand on Monday afternoon.

VINTAGE BUS TRIPS - Free. Each day leaving Wells Bus Station 10.30am, Shepton Mallet Cenotaph 11.00am. Hourly trips to and from Shepton Mallet throughout the day (on the hour from Shepton Mallet) with trips around Cranmore subject to demand. Depart ESR at around 4.30pm.
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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - August Anarchy (Fancy Dress - Steam Punk)
30th August 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news etc

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A Tribute 2 Ariana Grande and Jojo Siwa at Frome Memorial Theatre
30th August 2020

3pm
ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana's music videos have been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations.
All three of her albums have been certified platinum. Her signature bunny ears are a symbol worldwide of her brand. With 134 million Instagram followers and huge hits such as 'Dangerous Woman,' 'One Last Time,' 'No Tears Left To Cry,' 'Into You' and 'Side By Side,' she is arguably one of the most influential female artists of the decade!

JOJO SIWA
With 8.5 million YouTube subscribers and 7.5 million Instagram followers, JoJo Siwa is THE biggest teen star of her generation. A role model to millions of young girls around the world; there's just no stopping her! With six hit singles to her name including 'Kid In A Candy Store,' 'Boomerang' and 'Hold The Drama,' JoJo was always bound to be a star... and she's still only 15!
She loves to sing and dance and wear her signature bows! Bows that are now known globally and represent her fans called the "Siwanatorz". The next big adventure in JoJo's already incredible career was her very first tour in 2019

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £15.50

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

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The Sixteen - The Choral Pilgrimage 2020; The Call of Rome
4th September 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Harry Christophers (conductor) The Sixteen present some of the finest music written for the Sistine Chapel, with works by Josquin and Felice Anerio framed by Victoria’s powerful Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday, and culminating in arguably the most famous choral work of all time, Allegri’s Miserere. Tickets: £15.00 – £30.00, with 50% discount for under-35s, students, jobseekers and people living with a disability. Available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, thesixteen.com, 0333 010 2850, and at the door. 

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Truck Fest South West 2020 - Bath & West Showground
5th-6th September 2020

Join us once again for Europe's largest trucking festival!
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When: 5th September - 6th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: Single Adult Day Ticket - £17 / Under 12's Day Ticket - FREE

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Old Herbaceous - Abbey Theatre Show - Glastonbury Abbey
5th September 2020

First at Glastonbury Abbey in 2018, it is returning due to popular demand.
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 three 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. 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Joseph Wicks (London)
10th September 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Joseph Wicks (London).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show
11th-13th September 2020

The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show returns to the Bath and West Showground for 2020!
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When: 11th September - 13th September 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Pitches from £43, Day Visitor Entry from £5

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Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
15th September 2020

A day for diesel enthusiasts!
The DMU will run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply.

You will be able to ride the diesel train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe.
 

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
16th September 2020

Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction
16th September 2020

A highlight in the classic car enthusiast's calendar, the Charterhouse Classic Car Auctions catalogue ranges from Renault to Rolls Royce
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When: 16th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th September 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Pat Hase, Pat talks on a variety of subjects. Pat has been a very popular speaker to the Group several times before. Details to follow

Antique & Collectors Fair
18th-19th September 2020

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.
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When: 18th September - 19th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Pericles - LIVE FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - Merlin Theatre
23rd September 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company presents Pericles
by William Shakespeare

7pm
Tickets £16/Concessions £10.50

Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation. 

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
24th September 2020

Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

£25pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

Buy your tickets here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe-with-lindsay-punch-hosted-by-kilver-court-tickets-94115073719  

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The Wedding Showcase - Bath & West Showground
26th-27th September 2020

Trying to plan your dream wedding? Try, buy & hire EVERYTHING for your big day at The Wedding Showcase!
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When: 26th September - 27th September 2020

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £3 / Gate Price £5

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Happy Harvest
27th September 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news.

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
28th September 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

Organ Extravaganza - Wells Cathedral
2nd October 2020

19:30 - 21:00

A splendid line-up of organists from across the UK,including Wells Cathedral’s resident organists, come together to perform someof the most popular organ works of all time; there might also be a fewsurprises in store!

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, andat the door Proceeds from this concert will go towards the work andmission of Wells Cathedral

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The Dairy Show 2020 - Bath & West Showground
7th October 2020

The Largest Farming Event in the South West is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar!
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When: 7th October 2020

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance: £15 Adult, £13 Student. On the Gate: £17 Adult
 

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
7th October 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers  

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Cider's Golden Age - talk
7th October 2020

Dr. Richard Stone is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Bristol. His work and research is varied, with topics including ‘Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England’ and 17th century overseas trade. He has a particular passion for the history of cider (find out more here), and in his spare time is one half of award winning local cidermakers Stones’ Cider. He has won the Somerset Cider Championships, and the Farmhouse Dry and Keeved classes at the British Cider Championships.

During this informative talk he will be discussing the ‘Golden Age’ of cider.

Booking required £9.50 - Book online or call the museum on 01458 831197

@7:30 pm

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Lunchtime Organ Rectial - Louis Vierne 150 Celebration
8th October 2020

13:05 - 13:40

David Stevens (Sub-Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Rule The World with Tony as Robbie at Frome Memorial Theatre
9th October 2020

7.30pm
Back by popular demand for a 6th time!
Rule The World have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world.
Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £21, Concessions £20 for Over 60s & Under 16s

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

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New Music Wells - Lunchtime Concert
9th October 2020

13:05 - 13:45

Part of new music wells 80-20. A concert of music from the last 40 years, given by the New Music Ensemble from Wells Cathedral School.
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
11th October 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
At a glance...

When: 11th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Aled Jones in Concert, Wells Cathedral
12th October 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.
Tickets: £25.00, £30.00, and £35.00 available using the link below.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
15th October 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

"Somerset Russets". An evening of musical entertainment featuring old folk songs and instruments.

Craft 4 Crafters - Bath & West Showground
15th-17th October 2020

Visit the Craft4Crafters Show and satisfy your crafting passion! Pick up or brush up on your skills and get involved in the trend of Make, Do & Mend.
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When: 15th October - 17th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6

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One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works at Frome Memorial Theatre
16th October 2020

 7.30pm
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN - Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS
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!

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £23 Concessions £22

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

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'L'Impatience' - A Feast of the French Baroque
23rd October 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Kieran White (tenor/haute contre),Stephanie Gurga (harpsichord), Kate Conway (viola da gamba), Cédric Meyer (lute/baroque guitar)

International young tenor and a former Wells HeadChorister, Kieran White, and his group of European early music instrumentalistsinvite you to a feast of French baroque music. The ‘plat principal’ will beRameau’s virtuosic cantata L’impatience,written in c.1720 for tenor, obligato viola da gamba, and continuo. The menuwill also include numerous ‘amuses bouches’, including airsde cour by Charpentier and Lambert, and instrumental musicfor lute, harpsichord, and viola da gamba

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door. In aid of Wells Cathedral ChoristerTrust (http://">wcct.co.uk). 

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
24th October 2020

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
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When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble
24th October 2020

The Vintage Motorcycle Club Somerset section holds a bi-annual motorcycle autojumble at The Showground.
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When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 15:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Halloween (Fancy Dress - Spooky)
25th October 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for the latest news

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
25th October 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
At a glance...

When: 25th October 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
26th October 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Go Now! The Music of The Moody Blues at Frome Memorial Theatre
30th October 2020

7.30pm
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to... The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers THE MOODY BLUES

Ticket Prices* - £24.50

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

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Westfest 2020
31st October 2020

The UKs Biggest Indoor Electronic Music Festival Touches Down at the Showground!
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When: 31st October 2020

Doors open: 19:00 - 06:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC
 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - The History and Mythology of Glastonbury
3rd November 2020

A superb and entertaining speaker, Professor Ronald Hutton is widely regarded as the leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism, magic and witchcraft. In the talk, he will share his insights into the superstition, magic and ritual surrounding a town steeped in British folklore.

This is a repeat of the highly successful talk he gave in 2019.

Booking required, £9.50

@7:30 pm

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The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
6th-8th November 2020

Come along to the Classic Vehicle Restoration Show.
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When: 6th November - 8th November 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adult Advance £10, Adult on the Gate £13
 

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Rembrance Sunday: Fauré Requiem - Wells Cathedral
8th November 2020

15:00 - 16:00

Wells Cathedral Choir, Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir, Wells Cathedral School Instrumentalists, Jeremy Cole (conductor)

The annual act of remembrance at Wells Cathedral, this year featuring Fauré’s Requiem, within a devotional service

Admission:free Retiring collection in aid ofthe Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Organ Students from Wells Cathedral School
12th November 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Organ Students from Wells Cathedral School.
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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Vicars Choral Commemoration Concert - Wells Cathedral
12th November 2020

20:00 - 21:30

Aprogramme of some of the finest music for men’s voices, performed by the highly-acclaimed Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir

Tickets: £15.00; available fromWells Cathedral Box Office and at the door

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
12th November 2020

Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

£25pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

Buy your tickets here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe-with-lindsay-punch-hosted-by-kilver-court-tickets-94115073719  

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Antique & Collectors Fair
14th-15th November 2020

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.
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When: 14th November - 15th November 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Concert: Mozart Solemn Vespers & Beethoven Mass in C
14th November 2020

19:00 - 21:30

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year, Wells Cathedral OratorioSociety performs his Massin C, alongside Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, with the wonderful English Chamber Orchestra and Jeremy Cole (conductor)

Tickets:£12.00 – £28.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
19th November 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

with a mystery speaker to follow

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

 

The Chicago Blues Brothers - A night at the Movies at Frome Memorial Theatre
20th November 2020

7.30pm
Direct from London's west end, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live in concert.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £24, Concessions for Over 60s & Under 16s £23

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

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The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2020
21st-22nd November 2020

Meet the experts.
See the products.
Bring your project to life!
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When: 21st November - 22nd November 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Tickets - £8 in advance | £12 on the door
 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
23rd November 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

G4 Christmas at Wells Cathedral
27th November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting

After sell-out tours forthe last three years, G4 return in 2020 with their biggest and best Christmastour to date! Expect to hear timeless classics such as When a child is born, Silentnight, and All I want for Christmas,as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit

VIP tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6.00pm

For wheelchair/accessbookings, please email

Book tickets using the link below.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Christmas Market
29th November 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for the latest news etc

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Giant Flea Market
29th November 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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When: 29th November 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Concert: Handel Messiah
5th December 2020

19:00 - 21:30

Book early for Handel’s greatest Oratorio, in the annual performance from the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society and one of the finest period instrument orchestras, conducted by Jeremy Cole

Tickets: £12.00– £28.00;

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Somerset County Schools Celebration Wells Cathedral
7th December 2020

19:00 - 21:00

The annual celebration of music in Somerset Schools, including performances by school choirs and the Somerset County Youth Orchestra and Choir, as well as a grand finale in which all of the groups will come together to perform at the end of the programme  

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Wells Cathedral Junior School Christmas Celebration
8th-9th December 2020

19:00 - 20:30


Jill Edmonds (musical director), Neil Johnson (speech director)

Featuring song, speech, and instrumental items

Admission: free

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Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols - Wells Cathedral
14th December 2020

19:30 - 21:00

Opus Anglicanum return once again to Wells to present their much-loved feast of mediaeval carols and chant, performed in the magical candlelit spaces in andaround the Quire, and interspersed with beautiful readings from the period. Join Opus Anglicanum as they celebrate 30 years of sublime and timeless words and music performed in Wells Cathedral

Tickets:£20.00; available from opusanglicanum.org, Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th December 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Allen Meechen.
Another Antiques Road Show. Please bring along more interesting heirlooms, knickknacks and collectables.

free refreshements at about 8.45pm

Candlelight Christmas Concert with Wells Cathedral Choir
19th-21st December 2020

19:00 - 20:30
Early bookingis advised for these highly popular concerts in which the Cathedral Choir performs seasonal music interspersed with readings, in the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles. Jeremy Cole (conductor)

Tickets: £15.00– £30.00;available from Wells Cathedral Box Office from 1 May and at the door, if not sold out prior to the day; please ask about our Sponsor a Candle scheme

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
20th December 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
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When: 20th December 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Victorian Fayre (Fancy Dress - Victorian)
20th December 2020

come along and support your local market

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
21st December 2020

Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.  

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Cathedral Carol Service with Wells Cathedral Choir
22nd-23rd December 2020

18:00 - 19:30

Join us for one of Wells Cathedral’s Carol Services, previously named by Classic fm magazine as the ‘Top choice’ in the South West. There will be plenty of congregational carols, as well as beautiful singing from the Cathedral Choir,conducted by Jeremy Cole, and festive readings. Arrive early as these services are very popular. Doors open at 5.00pm, please be seated by 5.45pm.

Admission:free
With a collection in aid of Wells Cathedral

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
21st January 2021

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Dr Phil Judkins: "Convoy" Phil will be talking about the Enigma Machine. Previously he gave us a talk about Radar, he is president of the Radar Trust and is a professior at Buckingham University.

free refreshemnts at 8.45pm