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Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells
Programme runs from June - Sept 2019

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 cipy 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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Open Family Evening - Shepton Mallet Bowls and Tennis Club
Every Friday from 5.30pm - next to Collect Park

Celebrate and support your local club from teenagers to parents to grandparents.

All welcome

Bowls coaches on hand
Bar available
No booking required just turn up 

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Mendip Ramblers - Spring and Summer Programme
Mendip Ramblers walks are open to anyone interested.
Newcomers are welcome to join us for two or three walks without committment. After that they may be asked to become a member of the Ramblers.
Our programme aims to give full and accurate details of our walks so that members can choose walks to their liking and within their capabilities. We have regular Thursday and Sunday walks and sometimes Fridays walks. We have social evetns, weekends away and holidays. Take a look our latest programme for details.

please see our website

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Mid Somerset Show 8th Annual Short Story Competition
The Harvey Family Cup for the Encouragement of Written English - for 11 - 16 years old

Handwritten or typed on white A4 paper - 400 - 500 words

Title - "It was honestly the best day of my life"

Judged on... writing style; grammar; punctuation; spelling; presentation

Entries by 31 July 2019

email to secretary@midsomersetshow.org.uk or post to The Secretary, Mid Somerset Show, 3 Europa Court, Crowne Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QQ

Prizes will be awarded on Show Day - 18th August
1st = Cup and £25, 2nd = £15, 3rd = £10

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Shepton Mallet Lido
Shaftsgate Avenue, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5YA
Tel: 01749 347851

Opening Hours
Monday 12:00-19:00
Tuesday 07:00-19:00
Wednesday 12:00-19:00
Thursday 12:00-19:00
Friday 12:00-19:00
Saturday 11:00-19:00
Sunday 11:00-19:00 

Adult £5.50
Child £3.75
Membership fees available

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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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Langport Flower Club
16th July 2019

an open meeting by National Demonstrator Coral Gardiner "Natures Summer Palette" at Edgar Hall, Somerton, TA11 6SB

7.30pm

FFI Mary Scriven 01458 259257 

The Old Stores Studio - Taster Meditation Evening
17th July 2019

with Reclaim Your Wild and Precious Life

7.30 - 9pm

£8

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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Avon and South Cotswolds Coppice Group at Carymoor Environmental Trust
17th July 2019

5.30pm for 6pm start until 9pm

At Carymoor Environmental Trust, nr Castle Cary

The visit will emcompass the:-
timber and thatch roundhouse; pond dipping deck; forest school care; shanty town; capped landfill area; wildflower meadows; wetland scrapes; broadleaf plantation;
historical landfill use/habitat creation/key species for conservation and the Trust's ongoing biodiversity benchmark scheme
Finishing off with a BBQ by the roundhouse

Free to paid up members of either coppice group
Non members - £5
Bring your won favourite tipple, food for your BBQ and a plate to share

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Airbourne at Cheese and Grain
17th July 2019

Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon

Doors 7.30pm
£22 advance plus service charge

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Mendip Gardening Club
17th July 2019

Introduction to Forest Gardening, permaculture and self sufficiency by Rob Handy
7.30pm at Ston Easton Vilalge Hall
FFI 01761750139 

BEATS (18) at Strode Theatre
17th July 2019

at 7:45PM

Country: UK 2019
Director: Brian Welsh
Runtime: 1hr 41mins
Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50, Under 25s £5.50
Venue: STUDIO
With: Lorn Macdonald, Cristian Ortega, Gemma McElhinney

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Bingo at Wells Golf Club
17th July 2019

Eyes deon at 7.30pm
£3 per book of 10 games and £2 snowball

at Mendip Golf Club, Gurney Slade, BA3 4UT
Tel 01749 840570

Graham Nash - The Forum, Bath
18th July 2019

An intimate evening of songs and stories

at The Forum, Bath

Tickets 08448889991 

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Wells - Open Garden
18th July 2019

for Wells Cathedral Special Project for Christian Aid

2 Lovers Walk from 3-6pm. A small much loved walled garden
Entrance £5 on the day which includes tea and scone. All welcome 

What is happening about Shepton Library? - Update and workshop
18th July 2019

7 - 9pm
Peter Street Rooms, 28 Peter Street, BA4 5BL

Recent engagement with SCC and SMTC about keeping the library in the Market Place
How a "Community Library Hub" could support a wide range of library activities and work as a vibrant meeting space outside library hours.
Your ideas on how to create an inclusive, widely supported, community organisation to make this happen and create a habitat for other much needed projects in Shepton and surrounding communities.

The Drifters at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th July 2019

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.
The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits -...

Ticket Prices* - £26.50

7.30pm

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Wells Art Contemporary Exhibitions at Wells Cathedral
19th July - 11th August 2019

The internationally renowned WAC exhibition of some of the world's finest contemporary art will be on display within the Cathedral's magnificient cloisters, in the contemplative Camery Gardens as well as positioned within the cathedral itself. 

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Author Talk:- The Great Ming Code
19th July 2019

How the law book of the Ming Dynasty attempted to harmonise human society with the will of Heaven 

3pm to 4pm

Shepton Mallet Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ

Local author Dr Justin Newland's fascination with the supernatural inspired his latest novel, The Old Dragon's Head, a historical thriller set in the shadows of the Great Wall. He'll discuss his writing and explore how the Great Ming Code affected the everyday lives of people in Old China. There'll also be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book

Needle Felted Cupcakes and Flowers at The Hive
20th July 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute needle felted cupcake or a flower of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Somerset Steam and Country Show
20th-21st July 2019

Low Ham, Nr Langport, TA10 9DR

9am to 5pm

As the premier event in the county, with over 20 magnificent Steam Traction Engines and hundreds of Vintage and Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicle, Tractors and Motorcycles, the event is a must for any enthusiast, with Funfair, Trade Stands, Children’s Play Area and Arena Displays there is plenty to entertain all the family!
With a great variety of catering on site, together with Licensed Bars, Disco and Live Bands a weekend camping or caravanning is not to be missed. The public camping and caravan site is adjacent to the main show site with a great view over superb countryside, but visitors may come and go as they wish so can take advantage of other near-by attractions during a stay with us. Water and toilets are provided. We hope to see you at the show

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Summer Fete - Shepton Mallet Community Hospital League of Friends
20th July 2019

2-4pm
at St Paul's School, Shepton Mallet 

One of our main fund-raising events for the League of Friends is a traditional summer fete with exactly what you might expect - live entertainment, stalls, games, ice-creams, cakes, teas Our annual raffle is drawn at the fete.

Wells Tennis Club open weekend
20th-21st July 2019

Saturday activities for children and adult beginners
Sunday courts are free for adults to play or join club members 

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RoundersFest -Somerset
20th July 2019

As much fun as you can shake your bat at!
Fancy coming to a Rounders party?
Here is your chance to revisit those nostalgic Rounders memories! Remember what it was like to hit a rounder, catch your friend out, run as fast as your little legs will carry you?
Our regional RounderFests have been created with you in mind. Local teams/groups of friends, coming together to play Rounders, have fun and socialise.
10.30am - 4.00pm

PER TEAM Early Bird: £40 Member and £80 Non-Member
Tor Sports & Leisure Centre Street Road, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EF

Contact telephone: 01142480357 

Pop Up Pub & BBQ - Middlewick Farm, Glastonbury
20th July 2019

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months.
Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won't) we will move it inside.

at 6pm

Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Wick Lane, BA6 8JW Glastonbury, Somerset

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Wookey Farm - Open Farm Day
20th July 2019

Come and visit this small farm and meet the goats whose cheese is made here

Farm open to visitors all days - please follow the signs on the farm.
Saturdays will have cheese tastings and a chance to meet the farmer.

Wookey Farm, Monks Ford, Wookey, BA5 1DT

10am to 2pm  

Classic & Supercars at Sherborne Castle
21st July 2019

for all car enthusiasts and families - raising funds for charity

2000 cherished and spectacular cars on show

Marque feature: Porsche

16th year at Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Celebrity guest: Derek Bell - 5 times Le Mans Winner 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Summer Sizzler
21st July 2019

What to do on this summer Sunday
Come for a look for free!! you might even bag yourself a bargain

With Punch 'n' Judy and music to keep you entertained while you shop along with lots of other things planned...watch this space

The competition this month is a beach themed fancy dress

So get out your best Hawaiian shirt or skirt (or both)
There is no age limit so why not make this a whole family activity

Expect the usual mix of stalls and a few new ones with lots of shops and cafes open in town to compliment the market
It's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday

FREE parking

More details on stalls, etc to follow soon...

For all carparks follow this link -
https://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/Shepton+Mallet

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
21st July 2019

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.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Avalon Archeology Day - Open Day with Vikings
21st July 2019

at Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Somerset, BA6 9TT

10.30am - 4pm

A fun and free opportunity to see the full scale reconstruction of a Saxon longhall from the time of King Alfred and the dining room of a Roman villa with working hypocaust heating. They are being built by a dedicated team of volunteers for the Avalon Archaeology Park, which will open to the public later in the year, so this will be the only opportunity to see them for many months. A Viking troop will be in residence showing off traditional Viking crafts and combat skills.
Booking information

Free event. No booking required.

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YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART at Strode Theatre
21st July 2019

Sunday 21 July at 3:00PM or Sunday 21 July 7:00PM

A fundraising Variety show in aid of The British Heart Foundation & Above and Beyond.

Director: Sarah Neale
Tickets: £10.00
Venue: THEATRE
With: South West School of Dance; Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society; Somerset County Youth Choirs; Somerset County Show Choir; Jess Michelmore & Members of Weston Operatic Society. Hosted by Claire Carter (BBC Somerset Radio)

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St Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardens – Magdalene Street, Glastonbury
21st July 2019

As part of the Glorious Somerset Gardens Season, in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice, three gardens in Magdalene Street, Glastonbury will be open to the public between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. Entry by donations please.
The three gardens are:
1. Greenhill House: A secluded walled garden with a Catalpa bignoides and a mature Magnolia grandiflora; a mixture of roses, iris and agapanthus adding colour and scent with a background of foliage plants. Using the borders, walls, pots and step-overs there is a selection of apricot, nectarine, apples, pears, plums and cherries. Regret no dogs due to free running chickens! Refreshments on sale, and WC available.
2. The Covenstead: A lovely courtyard garden in the centre of Glastonbury, Bohemian and relaxed with hammocks and swinging chairs – lay back and enjoy a glass of sangria, or non-alcoholic alternative.
3. Magdalene House: The garden has been a winning entry in Glastonbury in Bloom for the last seven years, a front garden of a bed and breakfast business with stunning container grown plants, a narrow slate path allows walkway to view the plants.
Parking on road, or the Public Car Park Opposite Magdalene Street.

Contact : Susan Bickle (Fundraising Volunteer Coordinator). Tel: 01935 709182; Mobile: 07736 886145
Email : susan.bickle@st.margarets.hospice.org.uk

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Adventure Days - Mill on the Brue, Bruton
22nd July - 16th August 2019

Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton

7-12 years old

8.30am to 5.30pm

01749 812 307 

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Hocus Pocus at Wookey Hole Caves
22nd July - 1st September 2019

 It’s Wild, it’s Wicked and it’s HERE!!! Packed with Spectacular Magic and Illusion from around the world , an award winning family show not to be missed, starring the famous Witch of Wookey Hole and a cast of mischievous magical characters who will astound and amaze you for over 75 minutes.

A staggering £1,000,000.00 worth of never before seen magical illusions have been shipped in from around the world, making this one of the West Country’s must see shows.

Making the show even more unique, and a world’s first, all the breathtaking magic and illusions are performed by ladies, with the victims to these ghoulish stunts all being men.

Come and Watch if you Dare!!
Show starts: 7.30pm
Doors open: 7.00pm
Tickets can be collected from 5.30pm at the ticket office next to the main car park.

Ticket Prices:
Adults £9.99
Children £7.99
(3-14yrs)
Under 3yrs FOC (must be seated with a paying ticket holder)

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East Somerset Railway - Diesel Day
23rd July 2019

For all diesel enthusiasts, we are proud to include two Diesel Multiple Unit Days for the 2019 season, where the DMU will run all the services!
Diesel Days only on:

23rd July 2019

Trains 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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ENO English National Opera presents THE MIKADO (ENO 2019) at Strode Theatre
23rd July 2019

at 6:30PM

By: Gilbert & Sullivan
Director: Jonathan Miller
Runtime: 3hrs
Screening: As Live
Tickets: £13.50, Conc. £12.50
Venue: THEATRE

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ENO English National Opera presents THE MIKADO (ENO 2019) at Strode Theatre
23rd July 2019

at 6:30PM

By: Gilbert & Sullivan
Director: Jonathan Miller
Runtime: 3hrs
Screening: As Live
Tickets: £13.50, Conc. £12.50
Venue: THEATRE

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Medieval Carpentry Demonstrations
23rd July 2019

Jeff Loader has been working with wood for 40 years and has done extensive research to discover more about the comparatively little which has been written, printed or even drawn about
medieval carpenters and their craft.
Few examples of medieval carpentry tools have survived, so Jeff had the difficult task of constructing and adapting a basic medieval carpentry tool kit, which would have been used to construct items ranging from a humble stool to a complex medieval timber-framed roof.
If you are interested in this traditional craft, come along to one of Jeff’s practical demonstrations, taking place in the abbey grounds on a number of dates in July and August between 1pm and 4pm on each date.
Standard abbey admission will apply and each demonstration will feature a key element in medieval carpentry, using a variety of authentic reproduction tools of the trade.

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Free one off Artist led workshop
23rd July 2019

Be a part of B-wing - an ACE funded contemporary art project and exhibition taking place in Shepton Mallet Prison as part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival 21 Sept - 6 October.

B-Wing is offering 2 one-off free 3 hour art workshops for adults. Led by experienced artist/educator Fiona Campbell, we will create collaborative sculptures using recycled and found objects and materials, to be exhibited as part of the exhibition. Construction techniques will include binding, wrapping, weaving and wirework.

Bring 2-3 special objects/possessions that hold a memory or had a value to you, but are no longer wanted.

4pm to 7pm
At The Art Bank, 13 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AD
Book: bwingsheptonprison@gmail.com
 

Mad Hatters Tea Party- Tintinhull
23rd July 2019

Don't be late for a very important date!

Join us for a Mad Hatters Tea Party hosted by multi award winning personal chef Steve James. It will be a great afternoon for the whole family. A spendid afternoon tea will be served with sandwiches, scones and sweet treats with cups of tea and sparkling elderflower (BYO welcome)

There is plenty to see with animals on the small holding, Soay sheep, Pygmy goats, Horses, Chickens, Ducks, Geese and if your lucky there will be little chicks as well

Adults £20 and children £13 (up to 14yrs) - book online
2.30 to 5pm
at Eastfield Farm, Tintinhull BA22 8QW

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Summer Holidays at Wookey Hole Cave
24th July - 3rd September 2019

 Bursting into summer means only one thing – FUN! For a full day out whatever the weather, look no further than Wookey Hole. Our caves offer a great adventure deep underground with guided tours telling you all about how they were formed and about the legendary witch who once dwelled in them!

‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ is our film for 2019 and will have you truly transported to a world that time forgot. With moving seats, wind effects and 3D vision it’s a thrill for all ages! Our new animatronic dinosaurs bring pre-history to life.

Wander around the valley and see how many you can name! Wookey Hole Circus Shows will be running daily throughout the summer holidays and it’s a show not to be missed! Our local young performers will wow you with their amazing skill at trapeze, juggling, magic and more!

The Witch of Wookey Hole will also make a special appearance in the show and you’ll also find her wondering around the site. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a photo with this friendly witch!

Also included in your visit

Paper Making Demonstrations
Mirror Maze
Vintage Penny Arcade
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
… and more!

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Glastonbury Abbey Archaeological Tour
24th July 2019

This longer than average, hour and a half specialised archaeological tour will be taken by one of our most experienced Learning team members and will give you in depth information about the abbey’s archaeology.

Numbers are limited, so please meet in the abbey museum at 10.45 am ready for the tour to start at 11.00am

Booking information

Standard abbey admission applies, with booking in advance
Normal Abbey Admission

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Dunster Country Fair
24th July 2019

Fun for all the family
British Scurry and trials driving
Arena Challenge
Bob Hogg sheepdogs and ducks
Shetland Pony Grand National
Stannag International Stunt Team
3 Sixty Mountain Bike Display Team
Hawkeye Falconry

Show starts at 10am
Adults £12, children (under 14) £3
Family Ticket £25
Free parking

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Famous Five Picnic at Tintinhull
24th July 2019

Come and enjoy a menu based around the famous five adventures and head off to explore
Collect a picnic from Eastfield Farm - there is plenty to see with animals on the small holding, Soay sheep, Pygmy goats, Horses, Chickens, Ducks, Geese and if your lucky there will be little chicks as well.
Some activities will also be set up for the children and you can head off down the bridleway at the end of the field for a walk with your picnic exploring the area.
£11 per person - book online
at Eastfield Farm, Tintinhull BA22 8QW

11am to 3pm

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FARMFEST - 25th – 27th JULY, SOMERSET
25th-27th July 2019

A MISCHIEVOUS MELTING POT OF MUSIC, ARTS, PARTY AND PEOPLE. COME PLAY.

Farmfest is located at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0QE

see website for line up

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Wells Cathedral Guided Tours of Chained Library
25th July 2019

11.30am - 1pm
and 2 - 3.30pm 

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Young Traders Market - Wells Market
25th July 2019

The South West Regional Final is a one-off market and will run from 9am-3pm in Wells Market Place.
There will be around 25 to 35 stalls run by young traders from across the South West, along with artisan and food stalls ran by our regular traders promoting local produce.

This is a national event sponsored by NMTF and National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) to promote and support market operators of retail markets across England and offer trading opportunities and business support to young entrepreneurs.
Wells Market Place will be filled with stall holders aged 18-30 trying to stand out from the crowd in the hope to take their business to the national final in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of August.

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National Theatre Live - live screening The Lehman Trilogy at Strode Theatre
25th July 2019

at 7pm
By: Stefano Massini (English version by Ben Power)
Director: Sam Mendes
Producer: National Theatre and Neal Street Productions
Runtime: 3hrs 30mins including 2 intervals
Screening: Live broadcast from the Piccadilly Theatre, West End
Tickets: £17, Conc. £15
Venue: THEATRE
With: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles

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Medieval Carpentry Demonstrations
25th July 2019

Jeff Loader has been working with wood for 40 years and has done extensive research to discover more about the comparatively little which has been written, printed or even drawn about
medieval carpenters and their craft.
Few examples of medieval carpentry tools have survived, so Jeff had the difficult task of constructing and adapting a basic medieval carpentry tool kit, which would have been used to construct items ranging from a humble stool to a complex medieval timber-framed roof.
If you are interested in this traditional craft, come along to one of Jeff’s practical demonstrations, taking place in the abbey grounds on a number of dates in July and August between 1pm and 4pm on each date.
Standard abbey admission will apply and each demonstration will feature a key element in medieval carpentry, using a variety of authentic reproduction tools of the trade.

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Truth, Mysteries and New Frontiers
26th-28th July 2019

The Glastonbury Symposium

The UK's leading alternative conference - expand your horizons

Three days of stimulating presentations on...
New Views
Conspiracies
Paranormal consciousness
Earth Mysteries
Health
New Science
Positive Change
plus sacred sites tour

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COLDPLACE with Xylobands! at Cheese and Grain
26th July 2019

 The world’s No.1 tribute to Coldplay returns in 2019 for another outstanding show celebrating the music of arguably the world’s biggest band.

Large video screen projection, lasers and confetti recreate the spectacle of Coldplay’s record breaking “A Head Full of Dreams” tour; with frontman Shane Crofts’ uncanny resemblance to Chris Martin taking centre stage.

£17 advance plus service charge
Doros 8pm

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Wild Food and Nature Gardening
26th July 2019

Juliet started Healing Gardens Cooperative in 2007 with the aim of turning an unused field adjacent to Healing Waters Sanctuary, into a tranquil community garden space. The vision was for local residents to have access to land so that they could nourish themsleves with home grown organic produce and educate themselves.

Will hold a one hour hands on work shop of gardening approaches and wild edible plant identification at 3pm and visitors can tour the gardens or picnic in the gardens for the rest of the time.

There is a small fee of £2 per person for entering the gardens.

73a Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, BA6 8AG
2pm to 5pm

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Local Somerset Wine Tasting
26th-27th July 2019

Join us at our shop - a haven of all good things in food and wine - to taste some very special Somerset Wines from across the county, and find out for yourself why we are becoming a region of great quality and variety in wine! Tastings accompanied by Deli Castle Cary cheeses and charcuterie.

Adults £10 per person - book by emailing info@somersetwinecompany.com or call Camilla on 01963 548228

at The Somerset Wine Company, Pitchings House, Market Place, Castle Cary BA7 7AL

12.30 - 2.30pm

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Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland - Strode Theatre
27th July 2019

An exciting adaptation of one of the most famous books ever - expect band new catchy sing-along-songs composed especially with children in mind, fabulous puppets and lots of surprises

at 2:30PM

Tickets: £9.50, 16 & Under £7.00
Venue: STUDIO 

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Somerset Chamber Choir Bach: St John Passion
27th July 2019

Somerset Chamber Choir, The Musical and Amicable Society, James Gilchrist (Evangelist), Sophie Gallagher (Soprano), Timothy Morgan ( counter-tenor), Rory Carver (tenor), Harry Thatcher (Pilate), Niall Anderson (Jesus), Richard Laing (Conductor)

An unmissable concert, featuring one of the world's foremost Evangelists and one of the finest baroque orchestras in the UK.

Tickets £10 - £25 available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749 834483

7pm

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The Old Stores Studio - Needle Felting
27th July 2019

a Small Garden Birds with textile artist Lesley Hill

10am to 12 noon

£30

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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Table Top Sale - Shepton Mallet
27th July 2019

You are invited to our Table Top Sale
at 41 Hanover Close, Shaftgate Avenue, Shepton Mallet

11am to 4pm

in aid of Prostrate Cancer UK 

Dangerous Day for Dads - at Mill on The Brue
27th July 2019

Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton

We created a perfect day for both Dad’s and children to spend together having masses of fun on great activities instructed by our highly trained staff.

Dad’s ever felt like you really wanted more quality fun time spent with your children? The Dangerous Day for Dads is all about switching off the computer, stopping thinking about work and sharing some great moments with your child. Usually we have to wait for the family holidays but we thought that spending a fun, action packaged exciting day at Mill on the Brue with your son or daughter would be even better!

Mum’s you might be struggling to find a great birthday present for your husband? Your husband will be in his getting back to boyhood element by crawling over our assault course, whizzing down our 240m zip wire and learning a bit of bush craft to name but few activities in the day. Not to mention he will also be looking after your son or daughter or both for the whole day.

Children spend a great time with your Dad having loads of fun trying out some new outdoor activities together.

Bring a packed lunch in order to replenish your energy reserves.

Available for any age 8 years old and upwards!

01749 812307

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Fabulous Frome Finds Day
27th July 2019

Have you found an archaeological find? Bring objects you have found while walking, digging the garden or deliberately searching along to Frome Museum to have them identified and recorded by Somerset Finds Liaison Officer, Laura Burnett,

Local detectorist Dave Crisp will have some of his finds on display and will be pleased to answer any questions about the Frome Hoard and metal detecting in general.

The Frome Tunnels Team will also be showing their archaeological finds from the tunnels beneath Frome!

10am to 2pm

1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AT

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ANDRE RIEU - Shall We Dance? Live from Maastricht at Strode Theatre
27th-28th July 2019

 at 7:00PM and Sunday 28 July 3:00PM

Runtime: 2hrs 30mins approx including one intermission
Screening: Via Satellite
Tickets: £17, concessions £15, incl. 50p commission
Venue: THEATRE

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Strode Theatre presents Barking Dog Company - Alice in Wonderland
27th July 2019

by Lewis Carroll (adapted by Mike Brooks)

at 2.30pm
in the Studio
Tickets £9.50 - children 16 and under £7
The show features all the popular Alice in Wonderland characters portrayed by a cast of two talented actors. One plays Alice and the other manically portrays everyone she meets. Expect brand new catchy sing-along songs composed especially with children in mind, fabulous puppets and lots of surprises.

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Pennard Plants Open Day
27th July 2019

The third of our Open Days, a chance to wander the nursery and pick up a few bargains after all our shows. Ask questions and learn a few horticultural tips.
Free admission, 10.30am - 3.00pm
The Walled Garden, next to Carpenters Yard East Pennard, Somerset BA4 6TP
Contact telephone: +441749860039 

Clairvoyant & Paranormal Night in Shepton Mallet
27th July 2019

The evening will start with a demonstration of Clairvoyance followed by a Paranormal investigation. During this you will be able to take part in various activities to try to communicate with the spirits of The Highwayman.
Min aged 16 yrs - Overnight accommodation available at an additional cost.
8pm - 1am

£25.00 per person
The Highwayman Cannards Grave Sheptin Mallet Somerset BA4 4LY - Contact telephone: 01749 331247 

Pop Up Pub & BBQ - Middlewick Farm, Glastonbury
27th July 2019

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won't) we will move it inside.

Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Wick Lane, BA6 8JW Glastonbury, Somerset

at 6pm

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80's, 90's 00's Dance & Hip Hop Party
27th July 2019

Radio Shepton's DJ Keaty, DJ Heather B 

Charity fundraiser

Entry £5
at The Club, Shepton Mallet
at 7pm

Tickets from Tourist Information Centre & The Club

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Wookey Farm - Open Farm Day
27th July 2019

Come and visit this small farm and meet the goats whose cheese is made here

Farm open to visitors all days - please follow the signs on the farm.
Saturdays will have cheese tastings and a chance to meet the farmer.

Wookey Farm, Monks Ford, Wookey, BA5 1DT

10am to 2pm

Wild Food and Nature Gardening
27th July 2019

Juliet started Healing Gardens Cooperative in 2007 with the aim of turning an unused field adjacent to Healing Waters Sanctuary, into a tranquil community garden space. The vision was for local residents to have access to land so that they could nourish themsleves with home grown organic produce and educate themselves.

Will hold a one hour hands on work shop of gardening approaches and wild edible plant identification at 3pm and visitors can tour the gardens or picnic in the gardens for the rest of the time.

There is a small fee of £2 per person for entering the gardens.

73a Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, BA6 8AG
2pm to 5pm 

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Plotagte Clay Pizza oven making and pizza oven making and guided tours
27th-28th July 2019

at Plotgate Community Farm, off Mill Road, Barton St David, TA11 6DF

Come and learn the art of clay oven building with cob master, Dan. Many hands or feet of all sizes needed for clay mixing, sand smoothing, and cob building.
Free of charge, instruction manual is £15
No booking; just turn up and join in
10am to 6pm

The pizza oven will be fired up for a mass pizza feasting weekend. The veg patch pizza is a Plotgate speciality. We will be offering full instruction on how to make your perfect pizza from our prepared dough. 
£5 per pizza (guided tours of the farm are free)

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Frankenstein - Illyria Theatre Company - Glastonbury Abbey
28th July 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

This is the second production at the abbey in 2019 with Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves on 26 May. Frankenstein is a brand new musical production created by Illyria.

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Fun Charity Dog Show At Eva's Green
28th July 2019

Raising money for spaniel assist, SAS Somerset and Happy Landings

at 10am

Steart Lane, TA117BD Charlton, Somerset,

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Outdoor Theatre - Midsummer Night's Dream
28th July 2019

presented by The Lord Chamberlain's Men

6.30pm
Bishop's Palace, Wells 

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are joining us once again, presenting their authentic version of Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Celebrating 425 years since the original company was created, and the 15th birthday of the modern troupe, this brilliant company will perform Shakespeare as he intended it to be seen; all male, in the open air and in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance.

Enjoy this supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals in an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos, as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters!

Starts 6:30pm.

Tickets: Adult £16.50, Child £10, Family (2 adults 2 children) £45. Tickets are now available ONLINE HERE, via phone (01749 988111) or the Palace Visitor Centre (formerly the Palace Shop).

Audiences are invited to bring a picnic blanket or low-backed seating along with their own picnic and drinks. The performances will go ahead except in the very worst weather, so do bring wet weather clothing.

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Wild Food and Nature Gardening
28th July 2019

 Juliet started Healing Gardens Cooperative in 2007 with the aim of turning an unused field adjacent to Healing Waters Sanctuary, into a tranquil community garden space. The vision was for local residents to have access to land so that they could nourish themsleves with home grown organic produce and educate themselves.

Will hold a one hour hands on work shop of gardening approaches and wild edible plant identification at 3pm and visitors can tour the gardens or picnic in the gardens for the rest of the time.

There is a small fee of £2 per person for entering the gardens.

73a Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, BA6 8AG
2pm to 5pm

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Medieval Carpentry Demonstrations
30th July 2019

Jeff Loader has been working with wood for 40 years and has done extensive research to discover more about the comparatively little which has been written, printed or even drawn about
medieval carpenters and their craft.
Few examples of medieval carpentry tools have survived, so Jeff had the difficult task of constructing and adapting a basic medieval carpentry tool kit, which would have been used to construct items ranging from a humble stool to a complex medieval timber-framed roof.
If you are interested in this traditional craft, come along to one of Jeff’s practical demonstrations, taking place in the abbey grounds on a number of dates in July and August between 1pm and 4pm on each date.
Standard abbey admission will apply and each demonstration will feature a key element in medieval carpentry, using a variety of authentic reproduction tools of the trade.

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Free Playing in the Park - Collett Park
30th July 2019

Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm

Come and join some fun family games. An opportunity for both parents /carer and children to join in and have some free fun time together.

for more information, please contact Jo Smith on jsmith@sasp.co.uk or 07855 283855

Children must be accompanied by an adult 

Hayseed Dixie at Cheese and Grain
31st July 2019

Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the muscial genre, Rockgrass.

There are many copycats, converts, and disciplines out there, accept no imitations.

£19.50 advance plus service charge

Doors 8pm

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An evening with Mark Ormrod at Bath & West Showground
1st August 2019

Mark Ormrod served as a Royal Marine in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was caught in a landmine explosion in Helmand Province and lost both legs and one arm.

After surviving the explosion, Mark went on to defy expectations at every turn of his rehabilitation. He has since completed feats from running across Americal to successfully representing Britain at the Invictus Games

Hear his inspirational story 

Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start
Admission £22 welcome drink and pasty supper included

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A Somerset Legacy - 70th Anniversary Exhibition
1st-5th August 2019

Somerset Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers present A Somerset Legacy - 70th Anniversary Exhibition

at The Red Brick Building, Glastonbury BA4 9FT

Daily 10am to 5pm
Entry £2
Refreshments at Cafe Bocabar

All the pieces in the exhibition are hand-crafted. Prices will be clearly marked on any pieces that are for sale. There will be additional items for sale in an exhibition shop including starter kits for those wishing to go further having tried out a skill in our demonstation area.

All visitors will be welcome to watch and try out some of the following skills:
Spindle spinning
Pin loom weaving
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Wheel spinning
Braiding
Tapestry weaving

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Dairy Festival - Weston Super Mare
1st-4th August 2019

at The Beach Lawns, Weston Super Mare

A celebration of livestocl, agriculture and local producers of food and crafts
Food and produce
Craft Fair
Arena Shows
Children's rides
Sheep Shearing
Milking demonstrations

£2 admission 

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Bon Giovi - at Cheese and Grain
2nd August 2019

Covering every aspect of Bon Jovi's extensive career. They perform all the greatest hits such as Living on a prayer plus many more.

Doors 8pm
£16.50 advance plus service charge

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Medieval Carpentry Demonstrations
2nd August 2019

Jeff Loader has been working with wood for 40 years and has done extensive research to discover more about the comparatively little which has been written, printed or even drawn about
medieval carpenters and their craft.
Few examples of medieval carpentry tools have survived, so Jeff had the difficult task of constructing and adapting a basic medieval carpentry tool kit, which would have been used to construct items ranging from a humble stool to a complex medieval timber-framed roof.
If you are interested in this traditional craft, come along to one of Jeff’s practical demonstrations, taking place in the abbey grounds on a number of dates in July and August between 1pm and 4pm on each date.
Standard abbey admission will apply and each demonstration will feature a key element in medieval carpentry, using a variety of authentic reproduction tools of the trade.

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Family Festival 2019 - 2nd to 4th August - Glastonbury
2nd-4th August 2019

Co-hosted by Children's World and Paddington Farm Trust

A relaxing weekend of Performance, Music and Workshops set in the beautiful grounds of Paddington Farm, Glastonbury.

Friday 2nd August 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 3rd August 11am – 6pm
Sunday 4th August 11am – 6pm

£5 per person, per day. Under 5s free.

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Castle Cary 71st Annual Gardening Association Show
3rd August 2019

Vegetable, fruits, flowers, homecraft, handicrafts, Art, photography, plus children classes

at Caryford Community Hall, BA7 7JJ

2pm
£1 Adults, children free
Open Show

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2019
3rd August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Vouchers for tickets for the 2019 Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza are being sold from December until tickets go on sale when the headline artist is announced. **Please note start time above is not confirmed but will be when tickets go on sale. For full terms and conditions please see more info**
 

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The Old Stores Studio - Peg Loom Rug
3rd August 2019

made from natural woven fleece with expert Chris Rice

10am to 1pm

£42

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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Silly Sausage Comedy - Breakthrough Act Showcase
3rd August 2019

at 7.30pm to 10.30pm

The launch of a new regular comedy night in the City of Wells, Promoting the very best new stand up comedians and breakthrough acts on the South West comedy circuit.

total of up to 8 up and coming comedians, including a slightly more experienced opener and a seasoned headline act.

at The Venue, 42 South Street, Wells, BA5 1SL 

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Nunney Street Fayre
3rd August 2019

Street fayre with music, entertainment, children's area, food hub, amazing stalls with wonderful items for all the family

10 - 5pm
Market Place, Nunney

Pride & Prejudice - Somerset Rural Life Museum
4th August 2019

Chapterhouse Theatre Company open-air garden theatre by Jane Austen adapted by Laura Turner

at 6pm

Tickets and information from Somerset Rural Life Museum 01458 831197
See tickets 0871220260 or www.seetickets.com

Adults £16 / Child £11 /Family (2 adults and 2 children) £46

Gates open at 5pm
Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating
There is limited on site parking, however there is also on street parking nearby.

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The Greatest Showman Outdoor Cinema at Wincanton Racecourse
4th August 2019

Open Air Film & Chill is the perfect way to enjoy a movie as the sunsets on warm/dry evening, the best environment known to man We plan to accommodate everyone and entertain everyone making ONE NIGHT of memories under the stars.

You're allowed entry from 7pm.

Tickets start from £14 plus booking fees. They go all the way up to a VIP ticket £25

The Film will start as SOON as natural daylight has gone as the projection system we have like all other outdoor cinemas only works at last light.
There is parking on site and toilets.

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Free one off Artist led workshop
6th August 2019

 Be a part of B-wing - an ACE funded contemporary art project and exhibition taking place in Shepton Mallet Prison as part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival 21 Sept - 6 October.

B-Wing is offering 2 one-off free 3 hour art workshops for adults. Led by experienced artist/educator Fiona Campbell, we will create collaborative sculptures using recycled and found objects and materials, to be exhibited as part of the exhibition. Construction techniques will include binding, wrapping, weaving and wirework.

Bring 2-3 special objects/possessions that hold a memory or had a value to you, but are no longer wanted.

4pm to 7pm
At The Art Bank, 13 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AD
Book: bwingsheptonprison@gmail.com

Free Playing in the Park - Collett Park
6th August 2019

Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm

Come and join some fun family games. An opportunity for both parents /carer and children to join in and have some free fun time together.

for more information, please contact Jo Smith on jsmith@sasp.co.uk or 07855 283855

Children must be accompanied by an adult  

Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
8th August 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
8th August 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Barry Rose, OBE (formerly of Guildford, St Paul's and St Albans Cathedrals)

In the Quire
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music 

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Spellbound present Blitz! at Frome Memorial Theatre
8th-10th August 2019

Thursday 8th at 7pm
Friday 9th @ 7pm
Saturday 10th @ 2pm and 7pm

Frome Musical Theatre Company's award-winning youth group Spellbound, are pleased to present BLITZ! in association with MTI (Europe) - music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The story centres on the relationship between a Jewish family, the Blitzteins, and a cockney family, the Lockes, in 1940s London as the city takes a pounding from Hitler's bombs.

Mrs. Blitztein and Alfie Locke work at adjacent market stalls on Petticoat Lane and can't stand each other. But when their children fall in love and Hitler's bombing intensifies, will Mrs. Blitztein and Alfie be able to bury the hatchet and become friends?

Please book your tickets early to a trip back in time to wartime London!

Ticket Prices* - £12, Over 60s £11, Under 16s £9, Groups 10+ £9 (only available through 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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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Ian Keys
8th August 2019

Venue Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - guest £2.50 

Speaker - Mr Ian Keys
"The Bowlish Heritage Project"
A talk on the current study into the history of the Shepton Mallet Hamlets of Darshill, Ham and Bowlish

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The Old Stores Studio -Children's Collage
8th August 2019

with children's illustrator Jo Loring-Fisher (5yrs +)

10am to 12 noon

£12

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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Inflatable 5k - at Bath & West Showgroud, Shepton Mallet
10th August 2019

9am to 2pm

The Inflatable 5k is heading to the Royal Bath and West Showground for the first time! The UK’s best Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more insane. We have added crazy NEW obstacles to make the most fun and extreme inflatable obstacle event ever created.

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Shepton Mallet Pond Party
10th August 2019

The Food Forest Project Pond Party at the Shepton Mallet Community Food Forest, Old Wells Road, near Mendip Crematorium (look for the sign)

Pond making and habitat creation
Children's activities
Cake, Stall and refreshments available

10am to 3pm

We will also be raising doantions to build the Shepton Mallet Education and Well-Being centre.
All ages welcome





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East Somerset Railway - PJ Masks Visit
10th August 2019

 For 2019 we have the excitement of Heroes vs Villians! Catboy and Romeo will be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at intervals throughout the day!

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

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!

Event prices on the day are as follows:

Adults £15, Concession £14, Child £13, Family £50.

Children under 2 years go free.

The timetable for the day will be:

Trains run at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

Meet Catboy and Romeo at:

10.15am-10.35am - Waving the train off from the platform.
11.15am-11.35am - Story telling on the lawn.
12.15pm-12.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
13.15pm-13.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
14.15pm-14.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
15.15pm-15.35pm - Waving the train off from the platform.
(The East Somerset Railway reserves the right to vary any of the train and appearance times of this event and please listen for any changes over the station tannoy).

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Pop Up Pub & BBQ - Middlewick Farm, Glastonbury
10th August 2019

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months staring the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won't) we will move it inside.

Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Wick Lane, BA6 8JW Glastonbury, Somerset

at 6pm

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Glastonbury Abbey Fun Dog Show
11th August 2019

When: 1pm Where: Main Abbey

This annual event is entry by donation via the Magdalene Street gate into the Abbot's Kitchen Field. All proceeds to the abbey's fundraising.

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August Vintage Market - Castle Cary
11th August 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Ham Hill Country Park Fun Dog Show And Countryside Day
11th August 2019

10am to 3.30pm

Fun Charity Dog Show

Come and join in the fun

Ham Hill Fun Dog show is a local community event, aimed at raising funds for local charities - Friends of Ham Hill, Ferne Animal Sanctuary & NAWT Somerset 

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Outdoor Cinema - at Bath & West Showground
11th August 2019

The film for this event is to be confirmed (you will have the opportunity to vote on Bath & West Showground Facebook page)

Food & drink will be available to purchase on the night. Please note, this will be CASH ONLY.

Tickets will be available to purchase online nearer the time.

FREE parking, including disabled parking, is available for all visitors.

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Summer Clearance Car Boot Sale - Shepton Mallet
11th August 2019

10am to 4pm

at Bath & West Showground

Shift all that stuff you no longer need and join us for our one off summer clearance car boot sale

Sellers Entry from 8am
Cars £5
Vans £10

Buyers entry from 10am

£1 per car

Full English Breakfast & Sunday Lunch will be available in our new Restaurant, the Wessex Pavilion!

No pre-booking necessary. Just turn up on the day.

01749822217- Debbie Howarth

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Off the Streets 2019 - 12th to 16th August, Glastonbury
12th-16th August 2019

 A week of workshops and activities for children, young people, families and the community in Glastonbury and nearby

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Free Playing in the Park - Collett Park
13th August 2019

 Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm

Come and join some fun family games. An opportunity for both parents /carer and children to join in and have some free fun time together.

for more information, please contact Jo Smith on jsmith@sasp.co.uk or 07855 283855

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Guided Tours of Shepton's Historic Bowlish, Lower Ham and Darshill
14th August 2019

7pm
Duration - 1.5 to 2 hours approx
Meet outside Bowlish House Hotel, BA4 5JD
Park: St Peters Road
Refreshments: Tea and biscuits at the end

Price £5 (donation to Darshill & Bowlish Conservation Society Heritage Project) 

Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
15th August 2019

Held at the Alfred Gilbert Trust, on the lawn right next to Clarks Village in Street.

The brilliant sequel to the sing-a-long hit, featuring some of ABBA's best songs.

Licensed bar on the site, as well as the chance to buy popcorn and candy floss

Tickets cost £12 for a standard ticket, £9 for a child, and £38 for family ticket

Deckchairs available to hire for £5 but people are able to bring in blankets too, if they'd rather sit on these.

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Wuthering Heights - Outdoor Theatre - Wells
16th August 2019

at Bishops Palace, Wells 

6.30pm to 9pm

Join Heartbreak Productions on Friday 16th August for an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, a haunting tale of two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. A tale of love and passionate bonds; when the lovers are driven apart by Cathy’s ambition for social elevation, Heathcliff turns vengeful and sets out to enact a torturous scheme of revenge on the next generation of Earnshaws.

Suitable for ages 9+. Starts 6:30pm. Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins including interval

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £44. Tickets available online, via phone (01749 988111) and via the Palace Visitor Centre (formerly the Palace Shop).

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Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
16th August 2019

Held at the Alfred Gilbert Trust, on the lawn right next to Clarks Village in Street.

One of the finest biopics you'll see, with an incredible performance by Rami Malek as Queen's Freddie Mercury..

Licensed bar on the site, as well as the chance to buy popcorn and candy floss

Tickets cost £12 for a standard ticket, £9 for a child, and £38 for family ticket

Deckchairs available to hire for £5 but people are able to bring in blankets too, if they'd rather sit on these.

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Needle Felted Dragons at The Hive
17th August 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute or ferocious needle felted dragon of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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The Sword in the Stone - IK Productions - Glastonbury Abbey
17th August 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

The ever popular IK Productions brings a humorous show chronicling the myths and (mis)adventures of King Arthur


Pre-Theatre Supper

Saturday 17th August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

Enjoy a buffet supper in the spectacular surrounds of Abbey House before watching a performance of King Arthur by IK Productions.

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Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Beauty and the Beast (PG)
17th August 2019

 Held at the Alfred Gilbert Trust, on the lawn right next to Clarks Village in Street.

The 2017 live action remake of the Disney classic went on to be a classic in its own right.

Licensed bar on the site, as well as the chance to buy popcorn and candy floss

Tickets cost £12 for a standard ticket, £9 for a child, and £38 for family ticket

Deckchairs available to hire for £5 but people are able to bring in blankets too, if they'd rather sit on these.

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East Somerset Railway - Family Day - Book Characters
17th August 2019

 If kids come dressed up as their favourite character from a book they get a FREE ice-cream!

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of their favourite book character!)

Kids it is time to be your favourite character from a book! Whether you want to cast a spell like Harry Potter, have fun as a Dr Seuss character, or even be one of The Railway Children now's your time to shine.

Standard ticket prices apply and please collect your ice cream voucher when you buy your tickets at the Ticket Office to redeem against an ice cream in the Station Shop.

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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Stokefest at Stoke St Michael
17th August 2019

from 1pm
at Stoke St Michael playing field

Music from 9.30pm: David 9 Lunas, Desmonds Dawn, Amfer's, John D Revelator, Montpelier, Band, Rodney Branigan, Contraband

Fun Dog show , (10 classes from 1.30pm)
Have a go agility ring, dog scurry
Drumming workshop, circus skills, face paints, glitter bar, children's entertainer, and a variety of music all afternoon and evening, tea and cake, children's entertainment, food (fish and chips, BBQ, Hog raost, and beef brisket), bars, stalls

Mid Somerset Show
18th August 2019

Bringing you The Mid-Somerset Show, the only one day agricultural show in the South West with free entry for pedestrians. A fantastic family day out with something for everyone from dog shows and cheese tasting to livestock displays and crafts stalls.

South West Chese Awards
Livestock
Poultry & Eggs
Show Jumping
Scurry Racing
Food Halls
Rural Crafts
Vintage Vehicles
Arts & Crafts
Somerset Cider Championship
Flower Show & Floral Art

Pedestrians free entry - £15 car parking fees apply - £13 early bird parking tickets available from www.bradsons.co.uk

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Bubble Day - Farrington
18th August 2019

 Role up, role up for our first ever bubble day!! We have a bubbleologist with us all day, who will be making an array of bubbles including giant bubbles, bubble clouds, smoke bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles! We will also be having balloon modelling, bubble wand making, bubble painting and lots more!

Open from 10am - 3.30pm.

Farrington Farm & Cafe Shop, Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB

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Free Playing in the Park - Collett Park
20th August 2019

Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm

Come and join some fun family games. An opportunity for both parents /carer and children to join in and have some free fun time together.

for more information, please contact Jo Smith on jsmith@sasp.co.uk or 07855 283855

Children must be accompanied by an adult  

Mendip Rocks - 10th Anniversary Open Day & Fossil Fun at SESC
21st August 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Open day at Somerset Earth Science Centre to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Centre, chance to come and visit and find out what we have to offer for the local community. Fossil ID with Peter Hardy and Simon Carpenter. Mendip Minerals (Russell Society). There will be tours of Moons Hill Quarry which you will be able to sign up for on the day. Family activities include fossil crafts and there will be the chance to explore quarry vehicles.

Also included will be the final day of the Geological Art Exhibition “Marking Time” with local Somerset artists.

Car parking at SESC. Refreshments available – tea, cake and rolls, or welcome to bring own picnic lunch.

Walking boots or wellies, long sleeved tops and no shorts for quarry tours please. Bookings for tours on the day on the door. Tours 10.30am, 11.30am 1.30pm and 2.30pm. (Not suitable for children under 5 years).

Please register – free event, but donations welcome.

Info: adel@earthsciencecentre.org.uk 01749 840156

www.earthsciencecentre.org.uk

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Family Fun Day Woodland Survival - Carymoor Environmental
21st August 2019

Head into the woods with us for orienteering, fire-lighting, marshmallow toasting, den-building, whittling and team challenges that would even test Bear Grylls!

10AM until 2PM.

Suitable for children aged 4-11 and their parents or carers. The cost is £8 per person or £25 for a family of four.

Advanced booking is essential. Please call 01963 351350 or email education@carymoor.org.uk.

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Earthwise Summer Forest
21st-22nd August 2019

Two days of fun in the forest for 5-8 year olds* on Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd August (10am-3pm) in Torhill Woods in Wells.

Over the two days children will have the opportunity to safely use a range of hand-tools for green-wood working, crafting something to take home; cook snacks over the fire; use a fire-striker to light a fire, play woodland games, get physical on the rope swings, rope ladders, hammock; get messy in the mud kitchen and explore!

It's the perfect antidote the the school classroom!

As Forest School leaders, we ensure the days are as child-led as possible - encouraging the children to explore, play, make and learn, with whatever sparks their interest, both independently and together as a group.

Torhill Wood, Torhill Lane, BA5 Wells, Somerset

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The Old Stores Studio - Summer Family Workshop - Art & Craft Make and Take for all ages
22nd August 2019

2 - 5pm

£5

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019
22nd-26th August 2019

The National Heritiage Show near Blandford, Dorset

The world's leading and largest heritage event, showcasing Great Britain's rich industrial, agricultural and leisure industry.

The City of Lincoln Engines, World War 1 & 2 Special displays

Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre has tickets available

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Outdoor Film Festival Day One at Glastonbury Abbey
23rd August 2019

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Join us for family fun as we present our first outdoor film festival. Three films in three nights across the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Secret World August Bank Holiday Open Days
24th-26th August 2019

at Secret World - fun and games for all the family

Meet Eric the giant tortoise as well as wildlife - badgers, foxes, birds or prey and more
Admission £2 adults /£1 for children
tel 01278 768701/768703 for more details

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Outdoor Film Festival Day Two - Bohemian Rhapsody
24th August 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

For the second night in our outdoor film festival join us for the Oscar winning film Bohemian Rhapsody
 

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East Somerset Railway - The Way We Were
24th-26th August 2019

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

There will be people dressed in period costume, music and entertainment, wartime re-enactments, a street party and traditional children's games. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

Enjoy riding our glorious steam train, visit our Engine Shed and Workshop, look around our shop and have something to eat in the Whistlestop Café. We will also have Driver for a Tenner and our Miniature Railway running, plus the Signal Box will be open.

Trains run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply and tickets will be available on the day.

Step back in time and join us at the Friendly Steam Railway!

We are always looking for new exhibitors. If you would like to take part in this weekend please email the ESR Office for an application form: info@eastsomersetrailway.com

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Mendip Ramblers - August Bank Holiday
24th-26th August 2019

You will need a boots, a hat, some water and a sandwich when you join in our annual August Bank Holiday Walking Festival based in Shepton Mallet this year

There will be a choice of four walks each day, all start ing from Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre on Whitstone Road where there is ample free parking.

There are two short walks each day, as well as longer walks of seven or 11 miles. The short walks of three to four miles are ideal for those who want to enjoy a leisurely pace.

Children with their families and new walkers are especially welcome.
Tea and cake will be your reward.

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Outdoor Film Festival Day Three - Glastonbury Abbey
25th August 2019

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Join us for family fun as we present our first outdoor film festival. Three films in three nights across the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
25th August 2019

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.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Outfield Festival - Midsomer Norton
25th August 2019

Tickets £25, under 14's free - online tickets 
at Midsomer Norton Cricket Ground
Gates open at 1.30pm

featuring: Toploader. East 17, Avalon Brothers, Verdisa, Centrefolds, Patawawa,

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IBIZA STYLE FOAM PARTY - Wells
25th August 2019

Kudos is super excited to announce we will be holding another epic FOAM PARTY

£3.50 Drinks All Night
Doors open 22:30
UK's LARGEST FOAM CANNON

Its sure to be a big hit hosting the UK'S LARGEST FOAM CANNON, its going to be an all out night to remember.

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Burrington Combe Family Fun
28th August 2019

@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family activities exploring the geology of Mendip with the Somerset Earth Science Centre, Mendip Hills AONB and the Mendip Society. Dr Peter Hardy will be available for fossil identification and will also lead a “Desert, Mountains and Seas” walk at 2.30pm which will learn about the geological history of Burrington Combe.

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

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Night at the Abbey 2019 - Glastonbury Abbey
30th August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Join us for our annual music and light spectacular - see website for more details

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Sam Evans (SOLO) - The City Arms, Wells
30th August 2019

 Join us for an evening of music from Sam Evans who is currently touring the UK.

Sam has been described as "Simply born to write and perform music". He has been writing and performing his original blend of folk, soul and reggae for 7 years and will be playing tracks from his solo album 'Scrapbook of the Soul'.

He has a passion for music and a positive outlook on life... his performances are always full of energy and really get a crowd going!!

Live music from 9pm & FREE ENTRY

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Three Men in a Boat - Kick in the Head Theatre Company at Glastonbury Abbey
31st August 2019

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

Produced by Kick In The Head Written by Jerome K. Jerome Adapted for the stage and directed by Simon Downing

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The Thatched Cottage Inn, Shepton Mallet, Gig - Milk & Alcohol
31st August 2019

 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM

The Thatched Cottage Inn, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

Milk and Alcohol performing (Dr Feelgood Tribute band)

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Truckfest South West - Bath & West Showground
31st August - 1st September 2019

 After a gap of five years, Truckfest South West has returned to its long-time home at the Bath and West Showground with spectacular results. It became apparent that so many people in the South West of England have such fond memories of the event over its 28 year history, that by 9am on each show morning the car parks were bursting at the seams.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: One the day: £18 (per adult), £8 (per Child), £45 (Family Ticket)

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Wells Floral Art Club - Charity Flower Demonstration and Cream Tea
31st August 2019

a demonstration by Tina Parkes (Director of the British Academy of Floral Art)

at St Thomas Church Hall, St Thomas Street, Wells, BA5 2UZ
Doors open at at 2pm to 5pm
Demonstration starts at 2.30pm

Tickets £9 (including clotted cream tea) from Gill Cook 01749 870389 or Isobel Cameron 01934 707834
Raffle of Arrangements
All proceeds go to our 2 charities for 2019 (Hope for Tomorrow & Muscular Dystrophy UK) 

The Sand Cider Festival - nr Wedmore
31st August 2019

Old Jollop - Premium Cider - presents The SAND CIDER FESTIVAL 2019

18:00-01:00am

It's being held as normal in our beautiful candle lit orchard at Ashgrove Farm, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4XF

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The Bath Priory (Late summer event)
5th September 2019

On this visit to The Bath Priory, Head Gardener Jane Moore will bring her trademark passion, enthusiasm and experience of the hotel’s four acres of walled gardens, exploring the abundant late summer borders filled with vibrant perennials and autumnal interest shrubs and trees. Every season is a celebration of colour in this beautifully maintained garden.

Hydrangea and Cotinus vie for attention with asters and Persicaria, while the kitchen garden is over flowing with produce at harvest time. After perusing the gardens, guests will enjoy access to the historic Bath Priory Hotel, built in 1835 as a private residence until 1969, when the house was bought and converted into a seven bedroom hotel. The following 25 years saw The Bath Priory prosper as a hotel and in September 1994 it was the first hotel purchased by the Brownsword family. 

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
5th September 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Ian Williamson
5th September 2019

Venue Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - guest £2.50 

Speaker - Mr Ian Williamson
"Trekking in Machu Picchu, Peru"

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The Sixteen - Wells Cathedral
6th September 2019

The 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen's choral journey over the last 40 years. The choir's close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrafax performed on their very first recording alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Travener and Eric Whitacre in The Sixteen's 40th anniversary year.

7.30pm
Wells Cathedral
Tickets £15 - £30 - available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749 834483 

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The South West Motorhome Show - Bath & West Showground
6th-8th September 2019

Enjoy a weekend away with four nights of live classic rock themed entertainment or visit for the day
Browse more than 300 new and used models from over 20 national and local dealers
Over 130 exhibitors – Peruse thousands of accessories and essentials to compliment the hobby
Participate in free manoeuvring and towing courses from the Caravan and Motorhome Club
NEW FOR 2019 – Free Seminars from MMM magazine

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Day tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the gate (per Adult), Camping from £38

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Quilt Show - Martock
6th-7th September 2019

Stanchester Quilters qand Purple Patchers proudly present their annual Quilt Show

Quilts galore, Fabulous Sales Table, Lots of fabric, 100's of threads, Books, Magazines, Tombola Table

All proceeds to Yeovil Intensive Care Unit

Free entry - 10am to 4pm
at Martock Church - TA12 6JL

Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th September 2019

An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares, collectables, jewellery, textiles, books and pictures.

free entry

10am to 4pm

The kitchen will be open serving egg and bacon sandwiches and delicious homebaked cakes.

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Hospice Care Hero Walk
7th September 2019

at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus

1km, 5kms, 10kms walks
Starting from 6pm

Be a hero
£15 early bird entry
Book tickets today

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Ditcheat Charity Fun Run & BBQ in aid of CBUK
8th September 2019

10am to 3pm
It's not just the horses who will be put through their paces this summer! You guessed it... The Ditcheat Charity Fun Run and BBQ is back :)

On Sunday 8th September 2019, The Baker and Derham family are delighted to present Ditcheat's popular Charity Fun Run, Cake Sale, Raffle and BBQ, all in aid of Child Bereavement UK.

Event organisers Danielle Baker and Amy Derham are climbing Kilimanjaro in February 2020 for Child Bereavement UK. All proceeds of the Ditcheat Charity Fun Run & BBQ will go towards their fundraising for the expedition.

To find out more about Child Bereavement UK's essential work, please visit: https://childbereavementuk.org/

This promises to be another wonderful day out for all the family, so please do save the date in your diaries and dust off those running shoes... Further details to follow.

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Rare Plant Fair - Bishop's Palace
8th September 2019

 Building on the success of our popular Spring Fair at The Bishop's Palace, we return in September for our Autumn Fair.

In total, there are 14 acres of gardens to explore. You are also welcome to look around the Bishop's private Chapel, explore the ruined Great Hall and meet the famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food.

please see link for further details re times and prices

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September - Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th September 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction - Bath & West Showground
11th September 2019

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

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
12th September 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Colin Walsh (Organist Laureate, Lincoln Cathedral)

In the Quire
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Chilli Day - Ston Easton Park Hotel
12th September 2019

Join our Gardeners Dale & Steve for this interesting day dedicated to the diverse Chilli.
We begin at 10.30am where you will learn the history of Chilli's and the many varieties they come in. Then it's back to basics as you are shown the best way to grow and care for your Chilli plant to reap a maximum crop.

After a tour of the garden to see the ideal growing conditions we will return inside to discuss the Scoville scale of chilli heat and a tasting of raw chilli's. Finally Chef has created a special 3 course lunch for you to enjoy incorporating chilli into each of the 3 courses.

£45.00 per person

TO BOOK: TEL: +44 (0) 1761 241631 Email: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
13th-15th September 2019

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage 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 four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. 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!

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Castle Cary Football Club presents an Evening with Ian Holloway
13th September 2019

Ticket price £50 includes a 2 course meal
(Steve 07855428376 or Brian 07968034929)
Tickets are non-refundable

Tickets on sale every Thursday, 7 till 9pm at The George Hotel, Castle Cary
Dress code: Suited and Booted
at Caryford Hall
Doors open at 6.30 - late
All proceeds in aid of Castle Cary Football Club

Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
14th-15th September 2019

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: 14th September - 15th September 2019

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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Frome Cheese Show
14th September 2019

West Woodlands Showground, Frome

Frome Cheese Show emboides what it means to come from Somerset. With local cheeses and ciders, farmers parading their vest animals, brilliant and often eccentric handicrafts and everyone's favourite, the family dog show.
Celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, food and drinks stalls galore, incredible shopping with over 350 trade stalls, live music throughout.

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Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show
14th September 2019

Glorious Food, Drink, Country Fun & Cheese
Livestock, Horses, Music Stage, Arena Acts, Country Pursuits, Special Guests Chef Jean Christophe Novelli, and CBEebies Mr Bloom, Cheese, Shopping, Dog show, Fun Fair, Food and drink

Tickets now available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

at West Woodlands Showground, Frome BA11 5ES

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Secret World - It's a knock out
15th September 2019

12am to 8pm
A family day where teams will compete each other on different challenges.
Come and watch the fun or enter your own team of five to take part.
Admission £5 for adults £2 for chidlren
Teams must be registered and received rules and regulations
Tel 01278 768701/768703 for more details

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
19th September 2019

Andy Sanders - postponed from last year

"Zula Wars, local people"

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

WV-DC display at Somerset Festival of Transport
20th-21st September 2019

 We have been invited back for the 5th year. Its an wonderful weekend with plenty of this for to do for grownup children and children alike. It will be the last club camp out of the year, lets go out with a bang. There is also be the option to take part in the Frome Carnival

It if £5 per camping unit for the whole weekend, payment can be sent to the clubs paypal which is
Events.wvdc@gmail.com. Please make sure that the payment is sent by friends and family as we get charged if it's not and make it clear that the money is for Somerset Festival of Transport, who its for and how many its for.

Sep 20 at 12 PM – Sep 21 at 4 PM

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Vintage Somerset Fair
21st September 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

9.30 - 4pm

Entry £1 /50p students

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Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019
21st September - 6th October 2019

This year's festival programme celebrates 25 years of Somerset Art Weeks over 16 days this autumn, with special SAW supported arts projects alongside group exhibitions by SAW members and invited guest artists.

Discover art venues in unique locations across the county, showing an inspiring se lection of work including film, performance, craft and installations alongside painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and jewellery

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The Wedding Showcase - Bath & West Showground
21st-22nd September 2019

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.

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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Magpie Auctions, Machinery, Implements, & Sundries Auction
21st September 2019

Machinery, Implements, Bygones & Sundries/General Auction at Priddy Village Green!

The Auction will be held on Saturday the 21st of September from 10am with lots arriving from 1pm on the Friday or from 7:30am on the morning of the auction! You can either book your lots in before the sale or bring them in the Friday afternoon/Saturday morning!! This will be on a first come first serve basis and no lots will be accepted after 9am on Saturday!

Address for the auction is Priddy Village Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BB!

The auction will consist of Implements, Machinery, Tools, Building Materials, Bygones, Garden & Household Items, Sundries & all other Deadstock Items!

Cash & Card payments will be accepted but due to card terminal difficulties last year cash payments will be preferred!

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SOS Africa - Charity Abseil down Wells Cathedral
27th September - 5th October 2019

This autumn, Shepton Mallet based charity, SOS Africa, is organising its toughest, largest and longest fundraising event to date; a 124ft freefall abseil from the North West Tower of the iconic Wells Cathedral in Somerset…

From Friday 27th September to Saturday 5th October 2019 from 9am to 6pm (excluding Sunday), brave participants from across the country dressed as their favourite characters from children’s books will climb the 262 steps to the top of the tower (the height of 9 giraffes to be precise) and freefall abseil from a cantilever platform assembled on the tower roof. But before they take the plunge, they will be able to savour breath-taking views from across the Somerset Levels to Glastonbury Tor and beyond! When they touchdown safely at the base of the tower they will have secured vital reading support for another child in South Africa and raised invaluable funds for the upkeep of the Cathedral.

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Bath Children's Literature Festival
27th September - 6th October 2019

Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2019 – Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is returning with a vibrant array of talks and activities for children.

Our artistic directors, John and Gill McLay, secured a world-class line up which thrilled young book lovers. Putting fun and laughter first, the festival was a chance for children and young people to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations.

SMTIC has brochures, pop in and pick up one

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Harvest Festival
28th-29th September 2019

The inaugural Harvest Festival will be a celebration of all things autumnal; with local produce - grown with love - craft and food stalls, herbs for your garden, cider for your cellar, and cheese, chilli plants and chutney!

Entertainment will range from love music to Morris men. And for keen gardeners with questions about their own vegetable patch, advice will be on hand from our expert Garden SOS team!

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Dr Love's Bowie Tribute Night @ The Club
28th September 2019

Fancy Dress -
Fundraiser for Penny Brohn UK
Auction & Raffle

Tickets £5

doors open from 7pm
Tickets from SMTIC, Fairy Godmother or
The Club

at The Club, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Magpie Auctions Somerset Festival Of Transport Auction 2019
28th September 2019

 10:30 AM

Frome Showground, Bunns Lane, Frome BA11 5ES

Magpie Auctions - Implements, Machinery, Bygones & General/Deadstock Auction. The auction will be outside of the show in a neighbouring field so you do not have to pay to come to the auction!

Auction to commence at 10:30am with entries to arrive on Friday the 27th from 12 noon and Saturday morning between 7am - 9am! You can follow the link below to print out an entry form which can be sent to us or you can bring your items along without booking them in but this will be done on a first come first serve basis!

For anymore information please go to the website or contact Marek on 07809294390 or magpieauctions@outlook.com

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Wookey Hole Pumpkin Competition 2019
1st October 2019

Register your interest for Wookey Hole’s 2019 Pumpkin Competition by using the Pumpkin Mailing List sign-up form here.

2018: We Have A Winner!
Champion Grower Delivered Prize Pumpkin By Forklift

Competition organisers needed a forklift truck to deliver a giant pumpkin to the scales at Wookey Hole Caves on Saturday.

The giant fruit – which dragged the scales around to a colossal 927.5 kilos – squashed all other entries at the Somerset resort’s Giant Pumpkin challenge.

Daniel Medley, Director at Wookey Hole Caves, said more than fifty entrants had brought their produce to the weigh in – despite one of the most demanding growing seasons ever.





“The number of entries was incredible considering the long summer drought. Pumpkins demand large quantities of water and we know some of our local contestants were using cider and apple juice to make up for the lack of rain through the summer.

“We had to employ security guards at the weigh in to ensure people didn’t help themselves to prize-winning pumpkin seeds – which can change hands for thousands of pounds.”

The poor growing season meant that diehard growers were in with a greater chance of winning the resort’s £1,000 prize for the heaviest specimen.

Overall winner of the competition was Ian Paton from Lymington in Hampshire. Prizes were also presented for the most perfect pumpkin and also the spookiest carved or decorated pumpkin as chosen by the Witch of Wookey Hole.

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The Dairy Show - Bath & West Showground
2nd October 2019

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

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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Secret World's Annual Auction and Ball
5th October 2019

6.30pm to 1am

The theme this year is "Out of Africa". This popular event includes a three course meal, over 100 silent auction items plus 10 main items, casino and music. This is the largest fundraising event of Secret World's held at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton
Dress to impress or fancy dress - its a great evening
Visit our website for more details or telephone 01278 768701/768703  

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Two Choirs Together in Concert
5th October 2019

Venue: St Cuthbert's Church, St Cuthbert Street, Wells BA5 2AW

Time: 19:00

Two of the finest West County choirs come together for a memorable evening
 

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Cranmore Vintage Sale
5th October 2019

 Bring and buy sale. Anything of interest to the vintage engineering enthusiast. For details ring 01225 754374

9 AM – 4:30 PM

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, BA4 4QP

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
6th October 2019

 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.

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
10th October 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Damin Spritzer (Assistant Professor of Organ, University of Oklahoma, USA)

In the Quire
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music 

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Wells Gin, Fizz & Swing Festival
11th October 2019

Samples from local gin & fizz producers & retailers
Live music from Harlem Rhythm Cats + support
Delicious food, stunning art
FREE drink, bag and glass included with ticket
Early-bird tickets available for a limited time

6.30pm to 9.30pm

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition - Bath & West Showground
12th October 2019

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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Be a Chorister for a day at Wells Cathedral
12th October 2019

Wells Cathedral invites boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 9 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

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
13th October 2019

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.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
17th October 2019

Pat Hase: "Victorian Servant"

Pat always delivers very interesting talks

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members 

Craft 4 Crafters - at Bath & West Showground
17th-19th October 2019

Quilt, Textile & Crafting Exhibition
Door Tickets Adult £9 Concession £8
Children Under 16 GO FREE!

Satisfy your Crafting Passion this October!
The Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground this October will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of Craft Businesses, Displays, Textile Artists, Quilt Displays,Workshops, Make & Takes and Competitions. Set out over 2 Exhibition Halls and a balcony area, it is simply one of the best crafting events in the South West!

Keep checking the website for more details on our demonstrations and workshops so you can book your spot in advance.

The estimated exhibitor attendance is 150 but please keep checking the exhibitor list as it is updated daily!

The showground is situated in a central location with plenty of free parking. If travelling by train, there is a free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station throughout the day.

For coach parties and large ticket bookings please contact 0117 370 3342

Doors open 10am - 5pm everyday

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Craft4Crafters - Bath & West Showground
17th-19th October 2019

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.

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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Art Open - Frome
18th October - 13th November 2019

The prestigious Black Swan Arts Open is an annual competition that welcomes entries of original works from established practitioners and emerging artists of all professions and disciplines. It attracts hundreds of entries from across the country and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Frome's art centre.

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October Vintage Market - Castle Cary
20th October 2019

Come and visit the friendliest market in the business.
Mooch, laugh, eat cake and let the kids run amock...ish
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of our last couple of dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am - 3pm

The Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

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DUST OFF YOUR TRAINERS - THE FESTIVAL RUN IS BACK FOR 2019!!!
20th October 2019

DUST OFF YOUR TRAINERS - THE FESTIVAL RUN IS BACK FOR 2019!!!

The Festival Run will be returning on 20th October 2019.

There will be a choice of 2k, 5k and 10k distances for everyone to enjoy. We will be opening entries soon.

Pilton Playing Fields, Pylle Road, Pilton, BA4 4BR, Somerset

We will, of course, be welcoming volunteers to assist on the day and will be seeking sponsorship to allow us to raise money for our chosen charities.

Our beneficiary charities will be the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Avalon School Hydrotherapy Pool Project.

More information on how to enter will be coming soon.

VOLUNTEERS AND ENQUIRES TO thefestivalrun@gmail.com

***Please don’t contact Glastonbury Festival Office for information***** 

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Mendip Rocks - Explore Ebbor Gorge
20th October 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. Prof Danielle Schreve will give guided walks to see Gully Cave digs – site of important early mammal bone finds. Booking for geology walks and cave tours on arrival. Parking on site. Family activities to include pebble wildlife trail and geo time story trail in gorge, rocks and fossils and pebble painting. Refreshments from pop up cafe on site. Donations welcome for Mendip Rocks.

Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, ST 520484. Car park on Priddy to Wookey road, near Wells.
 

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Up, down and Around in conjunction with SSM Primary School Scarecrow Trail
20th October 2019

 The fun starts in the morning with a Children's Colour Run on the playing field and moves on to a 1.4km fun run where you complete as many laps as possible within an hour. In the afternon you can follow a Scarecrow Trail around the village with the theme of Superheroes.

WestFest 2019
26th October 2019

 Renowned as one of the biggest indoor electronic music festivals on offer in the UK, Westfest returns to their acclaimed stomping ground at Shepton Mallet’s legendary Royal Bath & West Showground for their next massive Halloween weekend late-night party in October 2019.

Split across various stages that will see some of the most exciting names from the genres of trance, hardcore, UKG and drum ‘n’ bass, along with high-end lighting production, state-of-the-art soundsystems, and a crowd of passionate dance music fans, you won’t be disappointed as Westfest welcomes you to join them for one of the best DnB parties in the country.

Previous acts include Sub Focus, SaSaSaS, Friction, Skepsis, Kings of the Shadows, Turno, Congo Natty, Majistrate and more fan favourites from the UK underground music scene.

Shepton Mallet 10L and 1K Fun Run - Collett Park
27th October 2019

 The race will start and finish at Collett Park in the centre of Shepton Mallett, leaving the park crossing Charlton Road down past the town’s famous prison and weaving through the streets before escaping onto scenic country lanes. It’s a hilly but picturesque route all on tarmac - watch out for the 2 challenging hills along the way!

Kindly sponsored by: Chelston Direct and Refresco Gerber

Event Info for 10k
-Registration - 8.15am (race numbers and timing chips to be collected on race day)
-Entry fee - Affiliated & 1610 members = £14/ Unaffiliated = £16 (£2 extra on the day - only available if the race limit isn’t reached)
-Start time - 10.00am
-Minimum age of 15 (16 on or before 31/12/19)
-Finisher’s medals and age group prizes

Event Info for Junior 1k Fun Run
-Registration - 9.00am (collect race number)
-Entry fee - £2.50
-Start time - 10.15am
-Medals for all runners

An event for the whole family
We know it can seem a long time for spectators to wait, especially the youngest members of the family, so why not enter your little ones into our very popular 1k Junior Fun run (£2.50 entry includes medal) or why not visit Collett Park Cafe for a hot drink and snack.

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Christmas Artisan Market
1st-3rd November 2019

Start your Christmas shopping off in style with our fabulous array of over 40 artisan stalls. Wander through the medieval rooms of the palace filled with ideas, inspiration and unique gifts from local artisans with skills ranging from decoupage to woodwork and fine jewellery to furniture

see our website for further details

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The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show - Bath & West Showground
2nd-3rd November 2019

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

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Gate Price: £11 (Adult). 15 and under FREE

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Annual Loofah Harvest Day at Ston Easton Park Hotel
7th November 2019

Our unforgettable event is back for another year! Ston Easton Park has become renowned as the only hotel to cultivate its very own loofahs. Join us for this year's harvest and take home your own loofah to use in the bath!

Arrive at 10.30am for tea and coffee before meeting our Gardeners.

You will take a short walk down to the gardens with our Gardeners Dale and Steve. The Gardeners will then guide you through the greenhouses and advise you on loofah cultivation, followed by a demonstration that will show you how to skin and de-seed your loofah.

You will then have the opportunity to put the demonstration into practice back at the main house. Concluding the harvest with a two course lunch and a glass of wine in the Sorrel restaurant.

£45.00 per person.

TO BOOK: Tel: + 44 (0) 1761 241631 Email: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
8th-10th November 2019

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage 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 four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. 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!

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Antiques and Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
9th-10th November 2019

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

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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November Vintage Market - Castle Cary
10th November 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Homebuilding & Renovation Show - Bath & West Showground
16th-17th November 2019

The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.

Where: The Showground

Admission: £8 (Advance), £12 (Gate Price)

No matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help bring your project to life.

Answers to common self-build and renovation questions
Tailored advice from homebuilding & renovating experts
See, touch & compare 1000s of new and innovative products

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The Chapel Dance Studio - Tapathon 2019
17th November 2019

The Dance Studio will be tap dancing as part of this year's Tapathon 2019 project, raising money for BBC Children in Need whilst trying to break a World Record for the largest tap dance in multiple venues.

1pm to 2pm

at Paul Street, BA4 5LA Shepton Mallet

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Chocolate Festival - Frome
17th November 2019

It's not hard to see why The Chocolate Festival is one of the most popular events in the Frome calendar. Each year the team of highly knowledgeable organisers invite only the very best chocolatiers in the country to participate, with new and exciting makers mixing with more established producers.
Drink in the day at the chocolate cocktail bar, buy exquistive chocolates direct from the makers as well as cakes, chocolate making kits and chocolate themed crafts.
Talks and workshops run througout the day, with activities for all ages, making it the perfect day out for everyone.

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An Evening With Amanda Owen – The Yorkshire Shepherdess - Bath & West Showground
20th November 2019

Join us in the Wessex Pavilion for an evening with Amanda Owen - The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Doors open: 18:45

Where: The Showground, Wessex Pavilion

Admission: £22 + £2 Booking Fee

Amanda is a shepherdess, farmer’s wife, mother to nine children, a passionate photographer and a Sunday Times bestselling author. Amanda and her family live a life that has almost gone in today’s modern world, one ruled by the seasons and her animals. Home is Ravenseat, a 2000 acre hill farm at the head of Swaledale, North Yorkshire, one of the highest, most remote places in England.

Amanda, her husband Clive, and of course their nine children, recently appeared in their very own TV series, called ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’. The 4 part series documented life on Ravenseat Farm over a 12 month period, with each episode spanning a single season, and explored how the family cope with the challenges of their remarkable life out in the wilds.

Doors open at 6:45pm, with a welcome drink on arrival and a pasty supper included in your ticket price. A licensed bar will be open for the evening.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
21st November 2019

with a mystery speaker - details to follow 

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

Needle Felted Toadstool Characters
23rd November 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute toadstool character of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.  

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Vintage Somerset Fair
23rd November 2019

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

9.30am to 4pm

Entry £1/50p students

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
24th November 2019

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.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Secret World - an evening with Lloyd & Rosie Buck
25th November 2019

at McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater
Hear about the geese that fly alongside Rosie and meet other birds including the famous starlings
Tickets £18 from 01278 556677
Evening in aid of Secret World Wildlife Rescue 

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Glastonbury Frost Fayre plus Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
30th November 2019

Venue: Glastonbury High Street
Time: 12:00 – 16:00

A chance to see the choir performing a free concert at the Glastonbury Frost Fayre
 

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble - Bath & West Showgorund
30th November 2019

Join us for the second Autojumble of the year, with a large number of stallholders selling all manner of motorcycles, parts, tools and paraphernalia. This event is certainly not to be missed!

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
1st December 2019

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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.

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Needle Felted Reindeer and Tree Decorations at The Hive
7th December 2019

Now in our 3rd year of running needle felting workshops at The Hive. Always fun, always informative, always inspiring, always popular! Such a fun craft to learn and easier than it looks.

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute needle felted reindeer or tree decoration of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £15, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £20 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

Book early by leaving a £10 deposit at The Hive or visit www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com and pay by PayPal.

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th December 2019

An eclectic vintage market offering a variety of stalls selling furniture, clothing, homewares, collectables, jewellery, textiles, books and pictures.

free entry

10am to 4pm

The kitchen will be open serving egg and bacon sandwiches and delicious homebaked cakes.

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Christmas at the Palace
7th-22nd December 2019

This December, the Palace will once again be celebrating the joy and magic of the season with a wonderful fortnight of festivities!

Enjoy the stunning decorations, carols, twinkling trees and little ones can book to see Father Christmas in his Grotto!

For tickets and to find out more, visit the palace's website

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WELCOME TO CHEESEFEST UK! THE UK’S FIRST AND ONLY TOURING CHEESE FESTIVAL!
7th December 2019

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

Join us on our grand UK tour at the Bath & West Showground, celebrating all that’s great in the world of cheese.

Expect the most incredible melted delights and delicious cheese-based cuisine presented for your culinary pleasure by the finest fromagers from across the land. Experience some of the greatest cheeses in the world with melted raclette, gooey mozzarella sticks, top notch toasties, and a whole host of unique slices and cheese innovations from the UK’s best traders.

This year CheeseFest will be celebrating 30 years of the world’s most famous cheese ambassadors Wallace & Gromit.

This promises to be a grand day out for all the family with a jam packed programme of feasting and entertainment!

Kids can enjoy model making, life-size vehicles, film screenings of popular Wallace & Gromit movies, and a meet & greet with Wallace and Gromit themselves. Young and old, all are welcome, so don’t be sheepish – get involved!
 

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December Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th December 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary 

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Christmas Concert and Carols - Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
11th December 2019

Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Venue: Glastonbury, St John's Church Glastonbury

It's the most wonderful night of the year!

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Old Skool Xmas Party with Boney M - Bath & West Showground
14th December 2019

 Everyone knows the name, everyone knows at least one of their songs! Join us for our Old Skool Xmas Party with Boney M!

Original member Maizie Williams, is joined by Marica Barrett, Bobby Farrell and Liz Mitchell to create the official four-piece line up! The group have worldwide hits with songs such as: “Daddy Cool”, “Ma Baker”, “Rasputin”, “Rivers Of Babylon”, “Brown Girl In The Ring” and many more.

Boney M will be joined by DJ Steve Adams playing the best in old skool disco, funk & soul.

Dining packages & VIP Booths will be available.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
19th December 2019

"Antiques Roadshow" with Allen Meechen.
Make sure you bring along your antiques and collectables

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU
£1 per meeting for members, £3 for non members

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Ston Easton Park
31st December 2019

Welcome in the New Year with a magical evening in unforgettable surroundings at Ston Easton Park Hotel, the perfect place to celebrate in style. Join your fellow revellers for our welcoming Champagne reception and enjoy Chef's selection of delicious canapés that will tempt your taste buds while our Food and Beverage Manager begins the evening’s entertainment at the doors of the grand old Hotel.

Ston Easton Park celebratory Gala Dinner will be served in our Saloon, Print Room and Sorrell Restaurant where you will enjoy a sumptuous five course dinner prepared by Head Chef and his team. If you’re after something extra special or slightly more private, our intimate Print Room can comfortably seat up to 12 guests.

The night will end with a magnificent firework display.

Your evening includes:
Our resident DJ
Casino
Fireworks
5 course dinner
Arrival Drink

Price per person: £140.00

TO BOOK: Tel. +44 (0) 1761 241631 E-mail: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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