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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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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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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
16th September 2019

The Shepton Dementia Action Alliance is running further sessions to develop more Dementia Friends in Shepton

3.30pm to 4.30pm
at Shepton Mallet Library

To reserve a place or for more information please contact Peter Hillman - mobile: 07970665036 or email gphillman@hotmail.com 

Why Did People Believe in Dragons? Lecture at Wells Cathedral
16th September 2019

 2.00 – 4:30pm
Free of charge; no booking required!

By Darren Oldridge, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Worcester.

The dragon killed by Bishop Jocelin belongs, it seems, to a world of fantasy. But for centuries people believed that dragons were real and deadly creatures. In our own time of “fake news”, it is worth thinking about why this was so. Professor Oldridge sets out the many and surprising reasons why people once accepted the existence of dragons, and introduces the experts on these creatures from seventeenth-century England. He suggests that there is still much to learn from the world in which dragons seemed to be real.

Darren Oldridge is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Worcester. His most recent books are The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Routledge, 2016) and Strange Histories, 2nd edn. (Routledge, 2018). He is currently editing the third edition of The Witchcraft Reader.

The lecture will take place in the Cathedral's Education Room.

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The Grange, free tour and explore
16th-19th September 2019

Pre-book a free tour and explore the hidden histories of our Grade II listed medieval manor house in the heart of Street

Bookings on website or 01458444060
Info: Max 8 people per tour
Access restrictions around site - no lifts
Tour lasts 1 hour 

by Alfred Gillett Trust

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Wells Cathedral and the Monmouth Rebellion - Meet the Archivist
17th September 2019

Heritage Open Day:
Take a 20-minute tour with a guide to discover how the events of 1685 included the cathedral, then visit the Archives Room (not usually open to the public) to hear the Cathedral Archivist explain evidence. The Monmouth Rebellion, also known as The Pitchfork Rebellion, was an attempt to overthrow James II. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II, claimed to be rightful heir to the throne and attempted to displace James II. The Duke of Monmouth had been popular in the South West of England, so he planned to recruit troops locally and take control of the area before marching on London. The rebellion ended with the defeat of Monmouth's army at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685 by forces led by Feversham and Churchill.
Tues 17 Sep:10.00-11.00 am and 3.00-4.00 pm. Free Entry.
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE

Wells Little Theatre presents Anne of Green Gables
18th-21st September 2019

Anne of Green Gables by Sylvia Ashby from the novel by L M Montgomery

at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 & £8

Box office opens Saturday 6th July at 12pm
Tel 01749 672280

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Downside Abbey - Heritage Open Day
18th-19th September 2019

Downside Abbey is one of the architectural and historical gems of Somerset, and for the first time we are also running tours of the private monastery gardens. Described as the finest example of neo-gothic architecture in Britain, the abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks who have been here since 1814. Take a guided tour of the building which lasts approximately an hour and discover the history of one of only four minor basilicas in the UK. You can also simply stroll through the abbey yourself, and see some of the items from the monastery collections displayed especially for the day. There will be midday office at 12.30 and visitors are welcome to join the monastic community for this.
Wed 18 Sep:1000-1600; Building Tour 1030 & 1330; Garden Tour 1100 & 1430.
Thu 19 Sep:1000-1600; Building Tour 1030 & 1330; Garden Tour 1100 & 1430. Free Entry.
Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset BA3 4RH

Talk: the Somersetshire Coal Canal at Monkton Combe and Tucking Mill
18th September 2019

Roger Halse, Archivist of the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society, will discuss the history of the canal where it passes below Combe Down and illustrate his talk with the many pictures held in the SCCS archive.
1930 to 2100: CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3. All tickets on the door
Combe Down Primary School, Summer Lane, Combe Down, Somerset BA2 5JX

Mendip Gardening Club
18th September 2019

 7.30pm
Ston Easton Village Hall
Caring for your housepalnts eith Michael Smith
Details Hilary 01761 750139

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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

Showcase Shepton
19th September 2019

The social event to celebrate what's happening in our town
Find out about new and successful projects

Promote your group, or just come and have some fun

at Art Bank on the High Street

Free entry - refreshments available

7 - 10pm 

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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FILM PREMIERE “The Buried Treasures of Fairyland”
20th September 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A film premiere presenting the fantastic Caves of Fairy Quarry by Andy and Antonia Freem.

The caves of Fairy Cave Quarry at Stoke St. Michael are renowned nationally by cavers for their magnificent stalactite formations. Some of the oridinal explorers describe the fascination of this undergraound world for the non caver.

Film length is approximately 90mins, with a short drinks interval.

Suitable for all ages and there is good disabled access.

There is limited parking outside the hall and nearby on Priddy Green.

Tickets: Adults £2.00 Children Free

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Library Speaker Service
20th September 2019

3pm to 4pm
in Shepton Mallet Library
free event

Pablo Foster - "Islam and the Rise of Jihadism"

City & Guilds Embroidery Exhibition
20th-22nd September 2019

An exhibition of stunning, modern, embroidery; the culmination of two years work by five talented textile artists.
Refreshments available including Tor Hole cream teas in aid of The Children's Hospice S.W,
10.00am - 5.00pm daily
Free admission
Hill Cottage Tor Hole Chewton Mendip Somerset BA3 4LS

Contact telephone: 01761 241539

Modern, Embroidered , Textile, Exhibition
20th-22nd September 2019

This is a City & Guilds final Exhibition for six students and is the culmination of two years work.
The pieces include wall hangings, 3D constructions and elaborate samples of many, varied techniques. Forget roses on cushions, this is embroidery for the modern age.
10.00am - 5.00pm daily.
Admission free.
Refreshments/cream teas in aid of Children’s Hospice S.W.
Hill Cottage Tor Hole Chewton Mendip Somerset BA3 4LS
Fri 20 Sep 2019 to Sun 22 Sep 2019
Contact telephone: 01761241539

Quiz Night - Binegar
20th September 2019

7.30pm
Binegar Village Hall
Teams of four £10
for Dorothy House and village funds
please book 07528169533 

Chew Valley Beer Festival
20th-21st September 2019

beer, cider, a gin bar, live music and banging burgers!

And remember folks, all profit from our little beer festival goes straight back into the community.

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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

Two halls packed full of fabulous vintage clothing, books, toys, records, homeware, collectables and more, from some of the best traders around.

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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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Fossil Fun at Writhlington, Radstock
21st September 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the team from Somerset Earth Science Centre for some fossil hunting fun on the coal heaps left behind from coal mining and now a geological reserve. We will be assisted by Palaeontologist Simon Carpenter who will reveal the amazing fossils at this internationally important site where the world’s earliest known damsel fly fossil was found.

Wear suitable clothes, bring collecting bags,snacks/drinks, hammers goggles provided. We will walk from the car park approx 20 minutes to the coal batch along the disused railway footpath/cycle path. There is a slope up on to the coal heap, and there is some uneven ground. It is not suitable for pushchairs or mobility vehicles.

Meet: Radstock car park near Museum, on Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3EP. If car park full, there is further parking in car park at Radco, or in children’s play area, and walk back along linear park path towards Musuem. Toilets also in Radco, or Linear Park. Radstock Museum open also for refreshments, entry fee payable to use facilities, but there is an excellent geological display and also The History of Somerset coalfield life.

The site is in private ownership, but we have permission to fossil hunt on the site, and SESC or the owner accept no responsibility for any personal injuries – it is at your own risk.
Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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Somerset Arts Week - Rockaway Park
21st September - 5th October 2019

Sculpture, Painting, Prints, Drawing, Installation, Site Specific 

Set in a disused quarry on the top of Cloud Hill, Rockaway defies description. We house artists, works of art and supply materials and inspiration to many more. Along with site owner Mark Wilson's huge, sprawling onsite collection of artwork, there will be an eclectic mix of visiting and resident artists exhibiting their work. Our onsite vegan cafe, The Green Room, will be open throughout.

See website for specific opening days and times, and live music events

Venue: Rockaway, Eastcourt Road, Temple Cloud, BS39 5BU

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 65 - Claudia Gunton & Fletcher Robinson
21st September - 5th October 2019

Paintings at The Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

Open 10am to 5pm
(except Tuesdays 9am to 2pm)
Please note - closed 21st, 23rd, and 30th September 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 78 - The English Woman's Flora
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed media, installation 

Part celebration and part lament for what is and increasingly isn't to be found on the land she calls home, Fiona Hingston's new body of work includes more than 200 wildflowers made from masking tape and graphite based on The Observer Book of Wild Flowers, a popular pocket book from the '60's.

see website for preview dates and timings and meet the artist dates, plus opening dates & times of venue

at The Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, BA11 1BB

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 79 - Lucia Harley: The Norns - work in progress
21st September - 5th October 2019

Performance, Sculpture

A collection of recent ideas; including sculpture, sound and action. Themes intertwine and collide between time-travel, taxonomy and Brazil. "Norn: to twine". Twining the thread of fate. Past, present and future.

Venue: Selwood Studio, Baker Street, Frome, BA11 3EP

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 80 - Claymakers
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Stonecarving

Kobi & Teal presents a dynamic collection of new ceramics for some of the UK's most notable makers. The exhibition explores the exciting use of clay in contemporary art, crafts and design. Visitors will be delighted by the creativity on show, encompassing form, finish and function.

Venue 57 Catherine Street, Frome BA11 1DA

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 81 - Lucinda Rogers at Settlers Stores
21st September - 5th October 2019

Drawing, Painting, Textiles, Fashion

Textile and fashion designers, Settlers Stores, are delighted to host an edit of Lucinda Rogers' Industrious show, drawings of workplaces from Frome, New York and London - the artist and illustrator's distinctive style capturing the industry that is the creative heart of the town.

Venue 5 Cheap Street, frome BA11 1BN

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 82 - The Glass House: Stained Glass
21st September - 5th October 2019

Art Glass by Design is a hidden studio in the heart of Frome offering commissions for your home or business as well as courses. Come and see how to draw a design, and how glass is cut and put together in either the traditional leading style or copper foil.

Venue: The Glass House, 6 North Hill Mews, North Parade, Frome, BA11 2AB

11am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 83 - Gare Hill Road Pottery
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Drawing, Natural Materials, Wood

Russell Coates makes underglaze blue porcelain bowls, dishes, vases, boxes, jugs, and mugs, enamelled with birds, animals and sea creatures.
Hiro Takahashi creates ceramic sculptures, soul houses, allegorical boats, small animals and some functional pottery.
Trevor West exhibits a range of polished hardwood boxes, pens and jewellery.
Tom Charlesworth creates intricate illustrations filled with unspoken narrative, often incorporating themes from myth, folklore and legend

Venue The Haven, Gare Hill Road, near Witham Friary, Frome, BA11 5EX

Opening times: 10am to 6pm
 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 84 - Ceramics & Sculptures
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Stonecarving

christineannrichards.co.uk: journeys to China and Japen have influenced both her thrown porcelain and bespoke garden ceramics, both of which will be exhibited in the chapel and garden
lutz-krainhoefner.com: Burnished, smoke-filled pottery, shaped and polished stone, glazed stoneware and their combination, blurring the lines between nature and the man-made.

Venue: The Primitive Methodist Chapel, High Street, Wanstrow BA4 4TE 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 85 - Batcombe and Beyond
21st September - 5th October 2019

Painting, Photography, Printmaking

Seven pop up studios showing a diverse selection of exciting new work.

Jo Addison: Linocuts, etchings of natural subjects plus silverpoint drawings
Caroline Bennett: Detailed and quirky illustrations using ink and fineliners.
Thea Dupays: Oil paintings of portraits and landscapes
Camilla Frederick: still life and portraits in oils
Faye Gillam: Paintings and drawings of people, animals and places
Peter Sheldon: "Pushing the Envelope" quirky illustration and newsprint collage
Frances Watts: Oil paintings of the Somerset Landscape
James Stubbs: Landscape and wildlife photographer

Venue: The Old School House, Back Lane, Batcombe, BA4 6HE
Open 21 Sept to 6 October - 10am to 6pm
Closed Monday 23rd, Monday 30th Sept only

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 86 - David Brayne, Jane Brayne and Vicky McKay
21st-27th September 2019

Painting, Drawing, Film, Sound

Professional painters, Jane & David Brayne RWS, joined by Vicky McKay, an interdisciplinary artist.

David's paintings are held in national and international collections, Jane's work is widely published and displayed in museums, Vicky is an MA student at Bath Spa Uni.

Venue 4 Enfield Terrace, Weymouth Road, Evercreech, BA4 6JE

10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 87 - The Old Stores Studio, Evercreech
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Printmaking

We are showing a broad range of art and craft including casting, lino cutting, and printmaking by Nik Slade, paper cuts and printed cards by Jackie Brooks, paintings by Dawn Reader, crrafted wood furniture by Nick Weaver, felt and clay by Suzie Gutteridge and precious metal jewellery by Theodora Gould.

Please see our website for full details of our artists, makers and workshops - theoldstoresstudio.wixsite.com/theoldstoresstudio

Venue: The Old Stores, Church View, High Street, Evercreech, BA4 6HZ

Open 10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 88 - Pylle Painters Plus
21st September - 5th October 2019

Pottery, Glass, Wood, Paintings, Textiles

Jane Evans: functional and decorative white stoneware and porcelain.
Sue Gooch: fused and stained glass. Workshops available
Joanna Miln: Pastel/oil animal paintings. Pet portrait commissions
Lorraine Sloan: sculptured plaster and acrylics on canvas
Peter Thomas: organic, functional woodturning, walking/working sticks, 
Ann Warren: light, shade, lost, found, atmospheric monotone paintings
Kate Westcott: screen printing on linen and paper

Venue Pylle Village Hall, Pylle Lane, Pylle, Shepton Mallet BA4 6SZ

10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 89 - Alardus Van Den Bosch
21st September - 5th October 2019

Furniture, Interiors, Natural Materials, Wood

Over the many years Alardus has experimented with wood inlay and how it can be used in different ways from the traditional to contemporary. Showing for the first time at SAW, alongside fellow craftsman Peter Reay with his Stratocaster guitars and handcrafted knives by Giles Simmons

Venue: Sunnyside, East Pennard, BA4 6TU

opening times: 10-am to 5pm 

not opened Mon, Tues, Wed - 23rd, 24th, 25th Sept or 30th Sept, 1st Oct, 2nd Oct

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 90 - Brick Cottage Gallery and Studio
21st September 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Mixed Media

For a friendly, relaxing visit head for Elisabeth Barry's studio and home gallery where the work of Speckled Wood, whcih captures moments of fallen, fragile, forgotten and found things in nature, will complement the distinctive smoothness and clean lines of Elisabeth's porcelain tableware and jewellery. Lovely garden, views and tea

Venue Brick Cottage, Pound Lane, Binegar BA3 5BG

Opening times 10am to 5pm

Not open - Wed 25 Sept & Wed 2 Oct 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
21st September - 5th October 2019

Digital media, moving image, film, sound, performance, installation, site specific, sculpture

Site responsive workis in B-Wing, Shepton Mallet Prison, Frithfield Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LU

Fiona Campbell: Sculptural installations using found and recycled materials
Luminara Star: Examing "The Other" through iconic folk images, translated into contemporary art forms.
Lou Baker: Soft sculptures, participatory installations: making public things that are normally private.
Lucy Large: sculptural installations exploring material and human relationships
Scott Sandford: immersive, abstract still and moving images which disrupt perceptions of time and place
Rosie Jackson: Poetry, memoir, writing as a way of healing, creativity for all

Opening times: 10am to 5pm
Special reduced entry fee £10 adults, under 16's free

www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 92 - The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed media, natural materials, wood, painting

Dimitris Koutroumpas uses reclaimed books and magazines to create live book gardens, collage and decoupage pieces. Somerset based Jacqueline Adams is renowned for upcycling discarded materials into beautiful works of sculptural art.
Lucy Alexander's aesthetic is informed by a love of colour and line, her work is searching and playful.

Venue The Art Bank, 13 High Street, Shepton Mallet
Opening times: 10am to 4pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 93, Willow, Cider, Ceramics in Shepton Mallet
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Natural Materials Wood, Willow, Printmaking

Angela Morley continues to use willow and ceramics blurring the boundaries between art and craft. Expect small pieces for the home and large willow arches for the garden.
Martin Berkeley of Pilton Cider will present a label design exhibition, featuring bottles from the international craft cider renaissance

Venue: Pilton Cider, Unit AG4 Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BY

Opening times 11am to 5pm 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 94 - Pilton Collective
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Painting

In a barn overlooking Glastonbury Festival's pyramid stage:
Liam's work is architectural but core influences are all about the people - the joy of the ordinary world
Annie's rock and rough gemstone necklaces complement her structured crochet hats and knitted scarves.
Lavina's functional and decorative ceramics are inspired by the Somerset Landscape.

Venue: Worthy Cottage, Worthy Lane, Pilton, BA4 4BY
Closed Monday 23rd Sept and Mon 30 Sept.

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 95 - Pilton International Collective
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed media, painting, sculpture, stonecarving

Peruvian portrait and landscape artist Dante Turner and creative Botswana artist/sculptor Joseph Piet, join Pilton's watercolour artist, Peter Lawrence, for an exciting and varied exhibition.
Enjoy sculptures in the colourful garden terraces and vivid paintings of Somerset, the Arab world, Europe and Peru whilst admiring Pilton's views. 

Venue: Freedom Cottage, Cumhill, Pilton, BA4 4BG

Opening times: 11am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 96 - Heptad: Characters Aligned
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed media, textiles

Hilary Farthing, Jane Warren, Jenny Blackburn, Heather Robinson, Marie Andrews, Thelma Masters, Janet Hiscox

A vibrant exhibition by the Heptad group, who return to this impressive, award winning 14th century venue.
Lines and letters inspire this collection of stitched textiles incorporating fabric, thread, paper, print. Techniques include dyeing, stitch and mixed media.

Venue: Tithe Barn, Cumhill, Pilton, BA4 4EE
Opening times: 11am to 5pm

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Semerset Arts Week - Venue 97 - Piltown Chapel
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Natural Materials, Wood, Willow

Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence; pottery established 1976. Represented in museums and collections worldwide. Raku and stoneware. Some sculptural, some useful, sometime humerous.
Caroline Tetley: Silver jewellery, combining bright enamel colours with designs inspired by folklore and the natural world
Lorraine Houlden: Baskets, bracelets, necklaces, made from Somerset rush. Rye straw jewellery and straw covered boxes.
Demonstations of rush work.

Venue: Piltown Chapel, West Pennard, Glastonbury BA6 8NQ
Opening times 10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 98 - North Wootton Village Hall
21st September - 5th October 2019

Sculpture, Textiles, Glass, Painting

Angie Rooke: West Country paintings
Hannah Willow: Folklore and animals of the ancient landscape, in silver and paint
Jo Lucksted: Sculptural ceramics referencing ancient and nautral symbolism.
Liz Biesty: Hand printing applied on paper, fabric and jewellery
Melanie Deegan: Energetic and fragmented sculptures in metal and mixed media
Sarah Truscott: Hand-woven scarves, rugs and wall hanging using natural fibres
Tasmin Abbott: Illustated stained glass depicting magical rural scenes

Venue: The Village Hall, High Street, North Wootton BA4 4HA
Opening times: 10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 99 - Andelli Art
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

Andelli Art presents a group exhibition reuniting four contemporary artists who studied together at the acclaimed Jacob Kramer Foundation Centre in Leeds - artists featured: Kathy Dalwood, Susanna Lisle, Robin Sewell, and Peter Webster

Venue: Mendip House, Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells, BA5 3QG
Closed Mon, Tues 23rd, 24th, 30th Sept and 1st Oct

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 100 - Heritage CourtyardGallery and Studion
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, mixed media, painting

Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios is a contemporary art space plus 10 studios. Our artists are a multidisciplinary group, and for Somerset Arts Weeks they are responding directly to the environment around the Bishop's Palace, it's gardens and the Somerset countryside under the exhibition title of Re-Formation. We will be holding educational workshops, talks and debates at Heritage Courtyard

Venue: 6 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2RR
Closed Mon 23rd, & Mon 30 Sept 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 101 - Head in the Clouds
21st September - 5th October 2019

Drawing, installation, site specific, painting

Miraim Sheppard's obsession with creating atmospheric work through her skyscapes continues at The Loft at Heritage Courtyard Gallery & Studios - with an exhibition of new oil paintings and an installation enabling visitors to sit with their "heads in the clouds"

Venue: 6 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2RR
Opening 10am to 4pm  

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 102 - A2 Gallery
21st September - 5th October 2019

Mixed media, painting

A2 Gallery can be found in the High Street of Wells. The show for Art Wekks is "Paper - Scissors - Rock" showcasing the work of artists Chris Lee and Warren Leavens. Other artwork on show includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, wood turning and marquetry, glass, jewellery, enamalling, mixed media and craftworks.

Venue: 80 High Street, Wells, BA5 2AJ
Closd Sundays 22nd Sept, 29th Sept and 6th October

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 103 - Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
21st September - 5th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Natural materials, Wood, Willow

The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen was established in 1933 and since then has proudly supported the makers, and crafts people of all Somerset. Our gallery shop, off Broad Street in Wells, shows a range of crafts, including precious jewellery, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, stone carving and glass.

Venue: 23a Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ
Opening times: 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 104 - Society for Disabled Artists
21st September - 4th October 2019

Painting, Drawings, Printmaking, Sculpture

We are a group, most with disabilities of various types, who enjoy painting together once a week. Some have long experience, others are learners and explorers. We use many media, from oils and acrylics to watercolour and gouache, drawing and needle-felting.

Venue: Wells and Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells

Opening times 10 to 5pm (closed Sundays)
Entry by donation 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 105 - New Ideas, Threads and Ceramics
21st September - 4th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Textiles, Fashion

Original hand-framed knitwear by Buffy Fletcher in silk wool and other natural fibres. Hats, scarves, sweaters and jackets using a wide palette of colours.
Rowena Kinsman is now working in porcelain. Her brightly coloured work is functional and fun. She will also have some salt-glazed work for her followers.
Liz Olivia works with environmentally sourced fabrics to create hats for every event. Her work uses Harris tweed, boiled wools, linen cotton and bamboo.

Venue Old Ditch Farm, Old Ditch, Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Wells, BA5 1HN

Opening 11am - 6pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 106 - Orchard Vale Trust
21st September - 4th October 2019

Arts and Disability, Ceramics, Pottery, Textiles

Orchard Vale Trust is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full. Every item for sale is unique, made by the talented people we support. Offering items such as ceramics - all ideal for both the home and the garden, textiles, jewellery and cards

Venue East Court, Doctors Hill, Wookey, Wells
Opening times 11am to 4pm
Closed Saturday and Sundays except Sat 28th Sept

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 107 - Myrtle and Jason Pizzey at Hill Farm
21st September - 4th October 2019

drawing, Mixed media, printmaking

Jason Pizzey is a retired art and photography teacher who trained and worked as an illustrator. His work is in the tradition of English illustrators and is most often in black and white sometimes using printmaking but most in pen and ink.
The majority of Myrtle Pizzey's work takes as its subject matter her local surroundings. Drawings sometimes in pastel, sometimes in charcoal are translated into relief prints in black and white with added watercolour.

Venue Hill Farm. Castle Lane, Wookey, Wells

Opening times 10am to 5pm
Closed Mon, Tues, Wed 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 108 - Dove Studios: Amazing Space III
21st September - 4th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery, Printmaking, Textiles, Fashion

Exhibitions of work by Bronwen Bradshaw, Mike dodd, Robin Frood, Diana Milstein and Sandie Roche including functional stoneware pottery, etchings, Mokuhanga woodcuts, paintings, moving image painting, handwoven textiles.

"SixUnravel" showcases individual, collaborative, exploratory, experimental work across media and form by Bronwen Bradshaw, Fiona Hingston, Kathryn John, Sue Palmer, Sophie Willoughby and Creative Pathways Bursary Artist Shannon Watson.

Venue: Dove Studios, Barton Road, Butleigh BA6 8TL
Opening times 10am to 5pm
Closed Mon, Tues, Wed

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 109 - Made in Glastonbury
21st September - 4th October 2019

Ceramics, Textiles, Paintings, Wood, Photography

We are a group of artists and makers from the Isle of Avalon.
Sue Allen: painter inspired by local nature and landscape
Yulia Allen: Silk artist and upholster, colourful unique pieces.
Sam Bull: Ceramicist, decorative and functional stoneware and earthenware
Kate Dimambro: painter of colourful pictures and decorative objects.
Belinda Miers: Functional worod art made from reclaimed materials.
Stephen Spraggon: photographer of atmospheric landscapes and architectural landmarks.
Don Storey: Woodworkers, unique bespoke furniture and functional pieces.
Refreshments available at weekends

Venue: Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon, TA11 6PQ
Opening times 11am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 110 - Glastonbury Information Centre Mural Trail
21st September - 4th October 2019

Arts and Disability, Installation, site-Specific, painting

Glastonbury is renowned for its murals, many of which are "off the beaten track" and often missed by visitors to the town. A mural trail leaflet and map is available at Glastonbury Information Centre (open 9am to 5pm each day)
The intention is to create a mural in the vicinity of the Information Centre during the exhibition - weather permitting!
Many of the murals are associated to the town's mystical and spiritual past and are painted by world renowned artists

Venue Glastonbury Information Centre, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 111 - Behind the Scenes at Crispin Hall
21st September - 4th October 2019

Mixed media, painting, printmaking

Explore unseen areas of the newly restored Crispin Hall and discover inspiring art in unusual places. Hidden away from view, a Victorian ticket booth and the back stage room, filled with diverse work from Somerset artists Lydia Needle, Caroline Walsh-Waring, Joanna Briar, Rachel Stocker and Maggie Powell.
Textiles and mixed media using found materials combined with wool and stitch, surrealist oil paintings and ceramics, linocut, drypoint etching and mokulito printmaking, digital images printed on paper and fabric, laser-etched linen, paper and wood.
Venue: Crispin Hall, 83 High Street, Street
Opening times 10am to 5pm
Closed Sundays
 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 112 - Red Brick Building
21st September - 4th October 2019

Painting, Photography, Digital Media, Moving-Image

The Red Brick Building will host a multi-media extravaganza including photographhy, painting and site-specific installations by our in-house artists John Fleming, Paul Branson and Julie Lovelock plus invited guests from the local creative community

Venue: Morland Road, Glastonbury BA6 9FT
Opening time: 10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 113 - Zig-Zag Mixed Show
21st September - 4th October 2019

Mixed media

Painters Alda Gerchi, Julie Bedford, Gill Barron, Lucy Durnan, Megan Players and Ramona Belcher
Photographer Kim von Coels.
Sculptor Alexandra Drysdale
Textile artist Blanka Kolkova

In the silver-blue, light filled 23,000 sq ft Bauhaus factory building. Workshops running throughout: zigzag.org.uk for details
Also Different Voices, films made with emerging Neurodivergent creatives - biggerhousefilm.co.uk/differentvoices

Venue: Moorland Road, Beckery Island, Glastonbury
Opening times 11am to 4pm
Closed Mon & Tues 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 114 - Emilie Taylor: Saw Craft Residency
21st September - 4th October 2019

Ceramics, Pottery

Emilie uses traditional slipware, to interpret and represent post-industrial landscapes, and spaces that sit between the urban and the rural. She is interested in the vessel or container as a metaphor for how we seek to contain communities, and community rituals, within British society and considers this in relation to contemporary issues around food production and distribution, wealth and poverty. Emilie has produced a ceramic slipware based artwork/installation to response to the Donyatt slipware collection exhibited in the gallery space

Venue: Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury
Opening times Tuesday to Sundays - 10am to 5pm

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 115 - Arts in the Almhouses
21st September - 4th October 2019

Installation, Site-Specific, Painting

The Magdalene Chapel and Almhouses are hosting "Arts in the Almhouses" this year, featuring watercolour artist Trish Herlihy and iconographer Liz Pearson. In addition our artists and volunteers are developing a site-specifi installation exploring the concept of Pilgrimage. This will be supported by guest speakers during the Festival.

Venue: behind 38 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury

Opening times: 10am to 4pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 116 - A Long Hundred
21st September - 4th October 2019

Installation, Drawing, Sculpture

For the last 6 years, Frome based artist Lotte Scott has explored the landscape and history of the Somerset peat moors. A Long Hundred is an installation in the Abbott's Fish House, a medieval fishery building owned by English Heritage. It showcases new works made in collaboration with Natural England - large, peat pigment drawings, alongside 120 torrified wooden sculptures, each the size of a traditional peat turve. Supported by Somerset Arts Works Project Development Bursary.

Venue: The Abbott's Fish House, St Mary's Road, Meare
Opening times: 10am to 4pm
Closed Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 117 - Somerset Crafts
21st September - 4th October 2019

Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Wood

Open all year, Somerset Crafts Gallery is an exciting arts and crafts centre in the heart of the Avalon Marshes celebrating the work of artists and makers living and working in Somerset. Inspired by the beautiful location, art works on show include ceramics, glass, jewellery, mosiacs, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and wood.
refreshments available on site at Marshes Hub Tea Stop.

Venue: Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, BA6 9TT
Opening times: 10am to 5pm

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Art in Prison - B-Wing at Shepton Mallet Prison
22nd September 2019

ACE funded contemporary art exhibition during Somerset Arts Week

In Conversation:
Ex prison art tutors: Fiona Hingston, Adam Grose, Candace Bahouth, Jo Taylor, Lucy Willis, ex-prisoner Erika Flowers and ex-police officer Elaine Cully with B Wing artist Geoff Dunlop

11am to 1pm
Reduced prison entry - £10 adult under 16's free

please note * wheelchair access poor

B wing, Shepton Mallet Prison, Frithfield Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LU

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Somerset Arts Week - Luminara Star - Talk and Exhibition - B-Wing Shepton Prison
25th September 2019

 11.30am-1pm - Luminara Star, Talk and Exhibition Tour.

Advanced booking essential

reducd entry price of £10

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What Lies Beneath – A Guided Walk
25th September 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A guided walk led by Peter Glanvill, around the Priddy area describing the caves along with tales of their exploration. If you wish to know where the water in Wookey Hole comes from this is your opportunity.

The walk will take you on footpaths across meadows, on rough tracks and through a section of tussocky ground. There are stiles to negotiate and a total ascent of just under 300 feet.

Distance: 3.5 miles - Not suitable for individuals in mobility devices. There is limited parking at Priddy Village Hall and on Priddy Green. Refreshments can be purchased at Priddy Farm Shop (open 9am-4pm) and Queen Victoria Inn.

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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Of Animacy Reading Group at Stourhead
25th September 2019

In conjunction with Nearness, curator Nella Aarne leads discussions encouraging us to think through, and with, the boundless array of beings that sustain life on earth. To book your place and further information, please email nella@nellaaarne.art

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Entrance Hall of the House
FREE

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Travestees Comedy Club at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
25th September 2019

Stephen Carlin
Mo Omar
Ross Smith
Cerys Nelmes

Doors 7.30pm (show starts at 8pm)
£10

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150th Mendip Ploughing Match
25th September 2019

100 acres
Yoxter Near Charterhouse, BA5 3BS

A celebration of agriculture on the Mendip 

Lunchtime Concert
25th September 2019

by Wells Cathedral School
12.30 - 1.30pm at St John's Church, Midsomer Norton
Refreshments available 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
26th September 2019

11am - 12noon - join in the conversation - Lou Baker & Fiona Campbell

2-2.30pm - Art Tour with artists Lou Baker & Fiona Campbell

Reduced entry price of £10 - under 16's free

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Somer Valley Singers Ladies' choir
26th September 2019

"Open Practice" evenign to welcome new singers
7.15pm
Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton BA3 2UH 

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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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
27th September 2019

2 - 2.30pm Lucy Large Exhibition Tour

Reduced entry price £10 under 16's free

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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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Stourhead estate walks
27th September 2019

11am - 1pm

Your guide will help you explore Stourhead and share how the estate has been managed in the past and how we look after it for people and wildlife today


FREE
Booking essential

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One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King
27th September 2019

Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King

7.30pm
Frome Memorial Theatre 

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Harvest Festival - Bishops Palace, Wells
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!

10am - 5pm
Tickets £9 adults and Child £4

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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-29th 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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Banwell Bone Cave Tour
28th September 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Please arrive promptly for 2.00pm for start of tour at 2.15pm. Car parking inside gates of The Caves to the left.

Access and footwear: please wear grippy boots/shoes as their are approx 20 stone steps down into the caves, also grounds and gardens have some uneven ground and steps. Grounds and caves are unsuitable for limited mobility or young children or pushchairs.

Tickets: £15pp, (children under 16 free). Payment in cash only at the gate to tour guide please. Please note that there is no card facility at the Caves.

Tea/cake or refreshments available.

Limited places – booking essential.

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Harvest Festival - Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Wells
28th September 2019

 This September, join us for a brand new festival to celebrate the Harvest Season.

Following the popularity of the annual Garden Festival, we thought a new Flagship event should be introduced in Autumn for locals and visitors to enjoy the “fruits of the season”.

The event will encompass a range of activities and entertainment, including an array of stalls, selling everything from cheese to cider and chutney, a variety of talks and Q&A sessions with tips on growing your own fruit and veg and on using local produce, dancing from local Morris Men, live music acts including the Wells City Brass Band and a chance to see and understand the Palace Allotments.

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Well's Got Talent - In aid of St Margarets Hospice
28th September 2019

Wells Town Hall 7-10.30pm
4 fabulous judges , 1 amazing compere
£10 entry fee
1st prize - £100
2nd prize - £75
3rd prize - £50
Audience tickets just £5
Open to all family friendly acts , any age ,.any talent !!!
Please pm me or email tina.blackwill@live.co.uk or call 07450367805 to enter.
Don't miss out on this amazing evening of entertainment and talent !!!

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Special Events Day - B-Wing - Shepton Mallet Prison
28th September 2019

ACE funded contemporary art exhibition during Somerset Arts Week

Opened by John McCarthy
10.30am - John McCathy - special guest speaker and talk
11-12am - Join in the conversation - Lou Baker and Fiona Campbell
12.30am - Artist talk - Lucy Large
2-3pm - Cleansing Ritual Performance, Luminara Star
3-4pm - Poetry Reading - Rosie Jackson

Reduced prison entry - £10 adult under 16's free
*wheelchair access poor*
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Well’s Got Talent in aid of St. Margaret's Hospice Care.
28th September 2019

£5.00 for audience tickets,
£10.00 for entrants.
7.00pm to 10.30pm,
Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB.
Four fabulous judges plus Emma Britton, celebrity judge from BBC Bristol.
Open to all family friendly acts, any age, any talent.
For tickets or to enter email tina.blackwill@live.co.uk or phone 07450 367805.

Contact : Terena Gill, Community Fundraiser for East Somerset.
Tel: 01935 709484; Mobile: 07736 886183
Email : terena.gill@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk
Website: https://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/

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

 

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MacMillan Big Coffee Morning
28th September 2019

10am to 12 noon
the Market Place, Castle Cary 

Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
29th September 2019

11am - 12 noon - Ian Keys - talk
"Shepton Mallet - from wool to walls: insights into the history and geography of Shepton Mallet and its prison"

Advance booking essential

https://www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
30th September 2019

2 - 2.30pm - Fiona Campbell Exhibition Tour

Reduced prison entry £10, under 16's free

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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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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
1st October 2019

11.30 am - 12.30pm Alice Maddicott Artist Talk
2- 4 pm - Alice Maddicott Writing workshop " Writing as visual art - a site specific creative writing and text art workshop responding to memory and place"
Ages 19+ advance booking essential

Reduced entry price - £10

https://www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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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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Halecombe Quarry Tour - 2 tours - morning & afternoon
2nd October 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2pm to 4pm


A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures. We will tour inside the quarry by minibus, escorted by staff from Somerset Earth Science Centre. Tour includes a short introduction to the quarry geology inside a training room.

Suitable for 16+ years.

Please wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided.

Meet at SESC, Moons Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU.

Limited places. Charge £5pp, please pay on the day.

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The SWEDA Support Group
2nd October 2019

The SWEDA Support Group takes place on the first Wednesday of every month between 7.00pm & 8.30pm at our comfy meeting room in Shepton Mallet.

We have two qualified group facilitators, both with years of experience in eating disorders.

The next group will be on Wednesday 2nd October at
The Coach House, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BS.

Please feel free to bring along a friend (they are welcome to join in the group or wait in our waiting area for you).
Our self-help group is user led, so in each session the discussion will vary depending on who is attending and what they are bringing to the session. You will always have an opportunity to discuss what is important to you. This will allow you to talk about things you might not be able to discuss with others. We are not here to judge you. You might just want to ask for information or for some advice. You may just need to off load (whatever is important and beneficial to you). We want to give you the feeling of empowerment, a sense of community, letting you know you are not alone. Our members have found this form of support helpful when used on a regular basis; there is no obligation to attend every month. It is completely up to you.
SWEDA has always recognised the value of peer support – people coming together to support one another, share their successes and challenges and to encourage each other along the journey to recovery.
We hope to see you there.

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Dr James Taylor
3rd October 2019

In the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices,
Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meeting start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - gues ts £2.50

Speaker Dr James Taylor
"Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1840's to 1950's
An entertaining and Informative Talk about artist - drawn postcards 

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National Poetry Day - B Wing - Shepton Mallet Prison
3rd October 2019

ACE funded contemporary art exhibition during Somerset Arts Week

10.30am to 12.30am Free Poetry Writing Workshop

Rosie Jackson - advancd booking essential

2 - 4pm - 18 poets in B Wing. Poetry performance by powerful poets from the South West with Rosie Jackson
Suitable for ages 12+

Reduced Prison Entry - £10 adult under 16's free

Free entry for workshop participants
*wheelchair access poor*

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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Amphion Consort at The Bishop's Palace
4th October 2019

7.30pm - 9pm

Amphion Consort will be performing a unique concert in the Undercroft of The Bishop’s Palace as a response to the RE-FORMATION exhibition taking place throughout the Palace & Gardens.

Jenny Bliss and Yair Avidor will be rounding up this summer’s exhibition with a profound musical experience.

This group with "magical chemistry" (Handel House Museum') will perform sonatas by the C17th Rosicrucian Mystic and violin virtuoso Heinrich Biber including the Crucifixion and the Resurrection Sonatas from his collection of Mystery Sonatas.

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Steve Knightley - Roadworks Tour 2019 at Glastonbury
4th October 2019

More songs and stories from the road

at 7pm
Galstonbury Town Hall
£22 per ticket

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Wells Film Centre - Gala Evening - JUDY (12a)
4th October 2019

Reception 6.30pm, film at 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50 each includes a glass of wine or orange juice
Proceeds to The Lawrence Centre
Tickets available from Richard Leworthy - email: rjleworthy@gmail.com or 01749 670102
or Maggie Charlesworth - 01749 676839

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Jenny Bliss and Yair Avidor
4th October 2019

at the Bishop's Palace. Wells
7pm doors, 7.30pm start will be rounding up this summer's art exhibition with a profound musical experience. This "magical chemistry" (Handel House Museum) will perform sonatas by the C17th Rosicrucian Mystic and violin virtouso Heinrich Biber including the Crucifixion and the Resurrection Sonatas from his collection of Mystery Sonatas. 

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
4th October 2019

2 - 2.30pm - Luminara Star Exhibition Tour

reduced entry price £10

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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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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Wookey Hole Caves /Mill Ghost Hunt
5th October 2019

£45 Per person at WOOKEY HOLE CAVES AND MILL, SOMERSET
5th October 2019 at 8pm to 6th October 2019 at 2am

In its 50,000 year history, Wookey Hole Caves has seen it share of inhabitants such as the Neanderthal man and Romans .Archaeologists finds indicate man has lived in and around the caves for 50,000 years

** THE WITCH OF WOOKEY ***

Deep in the dark caverns of Wookey Hole dwelt at one time the Witch of Wookey - and dwells there still, if the gossips are to be trusted, though she, her pots and pans and horrid "familiars," are all turned to stone. A chagrined and disappointed woman, she used her merciless arts to blight girls' lives and keep them from the joys denied to herself. But she reckoned without a certain Holy Clerk of Glastonbury! With his Good Book he exorcised the Witch, and turned her to stone; he then cleansed from all evil the dreadful cavern.

The caves are also said to be haunted. The ghost of a potholer who drowned is said to roam the chambers. The spirit of a child who died on the site has also been seen. Of course, the witch herself is believed to demonstrate her powers on occasion.

We have access to the 3 floored Mill next to the caves which some will say is more haunted than the caves!

Tickets are £45 PP or pay a £20 deposit.

LIMITED SPACES!

TO PAY A DEPOSIT :- https://www.spooktacular-ghost-events.co.uk/pay-a-deposit

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Somerset Arts Week - Venue 91 - B Wing- Shepton Prison
5th October 2019

10am - 1pm Family Sculpture Workshop- Fiona Campbell

Constructing soft sculptures from recycled and found materials using a range of 3d techniques: twisting, wrapping and weaving

Advanced booking essential

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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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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Wells Cathedral presents: -New Music Wells - 79-19
11th-17th October 2019

Forty years of music: a celebration

programme includes:
lunchtime concerts
world premieres
composition masterclass with composer-in-residence, Jonathan Dove
Composer conversations with Michael Berkeley
David Bednall - 40th Birthday organ recital

all choral services feature music from 1979 - 2019, sung by Wells Cathedral Choir

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The Best of WHAM! at Frome Memorial Theatre
11th October 2019

7.30pm
tickets 01373 462795

at Frome Memorial Theatre 

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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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Beacon Hill: Geology, Scenery and Archaeology – A Geo Walk
12th October 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A walk covering three geological periods (Silurian-oldest in Somerset, Devonian and Jurassic) to enjoy the scenery, geomorphology and archaelogical features including burial mounds, central earth bank with standing stone, pre-historic quarry pits and Roman roads.

Walk will be led by Doug Robinson, local geologist and retired lecturer from Bristol University, using footpaths across ground that in places is quite rough and at times can be wet underfoot. Total ascent 60m.

Distance: 2km. Suitable for adults (amateur geologists and those with an interest in geology). Meet at ST 63702 46113, parking area can be busy, or alternatively meet at Somerset Earth Science Centre to car share at 9.45am.

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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10th Anniversary Geo Lecture Day at Somerset Earth Science Centre
12th October 2019

12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Geology Talks and afternoon tea:
“Selling Plant Earth: Communicating geology to the public” – Prof. Iain Stewart (Plymouth Uni)
“Meteorites and impact Craters” – Dr Anna Losiak (Exeter University)
“The Mendips as Triassic Islands” – James Ronan (Bristol University)
“The Beacon Hill Pericline and its Modern Analogues” – Prof. Tony Watts

Tickets: £20pp please pay on the door.

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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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Black Down Pericline – A Geo-Walk
13th October 2019

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The grand tour of geological highlights on the Mendip Hills. We will examine the rocks, fossils and structure of the Carboniferous strata of the north and south limb of the Mendip’s largest pericline and the Triassic strata of its core.

Walk will be led by Professor Tony Watts. The route will take in Burrington Combe, The Combe at Sidcot and on to Shute Shelve Tunnel and will involve driving between sites. Sturdy shoes/boots should be worn.

Bring a hammer/hand lens/clinometer if you have them, if not this equipment will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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Imprints at The Venue, Wells
13th October 2019

Imprints are a Shanty-Folk-Rock cider fuelled explosion from Bristol. With songs covering everything from Space Pirates to Zelda's political leanings, from the undead partying to waking up drunk and doing it all over again, Imprints will guarantee foot-stomping fun and the mightiest and fieriest of jigs.

Imprints will be heading the The Venue in Wells this October - strap your dancing shoes on and we'll see you there!!

7pm to 11pm

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No Fixed Abode at The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
13th October 2019

 No Fixed Abode are a music duo. They are based in Shaftesbury in the UK. Their music is mostly Acoustic, Una Walsh sings and Tony Dean plays an Acoustic guitar.

9pm to 12 am

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Wells Food Festival 2019
13th October 2019

This free, family friendly food festival is returning to Wells for the 7th year. It provides visitors with an exciting opportunity to sample Somerset's finest food and drink with the medieval backdrop of England's smallest city.

150 Artisan stalls set up in the Market Place, right into the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, along the Moat and into the Recreation Ground.

Music and fun -
Bandstand - 11am Weavers of Dreams - Sunday morning Jazz
1pm - Harlem Rhythm Cats - great swing music, get up and have a bop.
Palace Green - Symbolic - folk music with puppets
Roaming Around- The Beetlecrushers - fantastic clog dancing group
Market Place - buskers throughout the day 

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Big Breakfast 5K Fun Run
13th October 2019

Odd Down Sports Ground, Bath

Free breakfast bap at finish
Timed and measured run with prizes
£15 adults
£5 children
£35 Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)

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From Rocks to Works; How Cheddar gets its water
16th October 2019

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A walk and talk led by Mike Sumbler, Bristol Water through the water bearing rocks and structures of Cheddar gorge moving on to Bristol Water’s Cheddar treatment works, to discover how Mendip water is supplied to our taps.

Meet at Cheddar Gorge upper ponds. Suggested parking at Cliff St car park by the Riverside Inn (this is a pay and display car park).

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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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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An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell
17th October 2019

The popular star of TV's street psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy

7.30pm

at Frome Memorial Theatre
Box office 01373 462795

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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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Wells Festival of Literature
18th-25th October 2019

27th Wells Festival of Literature, our second in the magnificient Cedars Hall which provided such a convivial and comfortable setting for our 2018 event. This year's festival will start on Friday 18 October, drawing to a spectular close the following Saturday after nine days of erudition and entertainment across a board and fascinating range of topics. There's fact, and there's fiction and we also have a memorable festival finale on Saturday 26th October. This magnificient new departure will consist of a glorious blend of music and poetry provided by the legendary Roger McGough with the toe tapping musical ensemble Little Machine. 

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Elvis at The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
19th October 2019

TIM`S TALENT IS GENUINE AND COMES FROM THE HEART, HE SINGS LIVE TO PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED ORCHESTRAL BACKING TRACKS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY, FEATURING FULL BRASS AND PERCUSSION TO GIVE THAT BIG BRASS SOUND OF LIVE MUSICIANS, STUNNING LIGHTING AND SPECIAL EFFECTS PRODUCE A VERY EXITING AND POWERFUL PERFORMANCE. 

9pm to 12am

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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.

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love’. at Wells Literature Festival
25th October 2019

 On Friday 25 October Nicci Gerrard will be at Wells Festival of Literature talking about her book ‘What Dementia Teaches Us About Love’. The book is based on her experience of her father’s slow death from dementia and explores memory, language, identity and ageing through the eyes of others affected by dementia. It is an immensely moving book but also very positive.

Nicci Gerrard also founded John’s Campaign which works to give carers of those with dementia similar rights to parents of children in hospitals.

To book tickets call the Box Office: 01749 834483 or www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

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Jonny and the Baptists
25th October 2019

presents Love Frome, Hate B******S
7.30pm
Frome Merlin Theatre 

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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.

Joe Brown at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th October 2019

The 60th Anniversary Tour
at Frome Memorial Theatre
at 7.30pm
box office 01373 462795 

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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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An exciting double bill - at Strode Theatre
27th October 2019

Spencer James -
for the last 34 years has been the lead singer of the legendary 60's band The Searchers who, until their retirement last March were the most popular 60's band on the circuit.
Spencer will keep their music alive in his own solo show.

The Stones -
are the UK's premier tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and the timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the stage at Strode Theatre  

Tickets £20
Starts at 7pm

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Dreadzone Band at Cheese & Grain
27th October 2019

One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post rave scene.
25 years in the game, one of the best live bands

at Cheese and Grain, Frome

7.30pm

£19.50 Advance £22 Door Price + Booking Fee 

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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

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Vienna Festival Ballet at Frome Memorial Theatre
1st November 2019

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all?

Based on the traditional Grimm brothers' story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charming.

This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

Ticket Price* £21, Over 60s £20, Under 16s £16, Groups 10+ get 1 free ticket. Box Office 01373 462795

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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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John Lime Halloween Party at The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
2nd November 2019

A night full of spooks and ghouls. John Lime DJs for our halloween

9pm to 12am

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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 - U3A - monthly speaker - Jenny Ross
7th November 2019

In the Council Chambers, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: Members £1.50 - gues £2.50

Speaker Jenny Ross - "The Secrets Life of Bats"
An informative talk on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust in the 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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Touch The Earth - Glastonbury
9th-10th November 2019

Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

November 9th at 8pm
November 10th at 11.15pm

Join Touch The Earth for an evening of music, songs and chants honouring the ancestors, celebrating and dancing with the spirit of the hearth fire that brings us together 

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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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David Harper - Frome Memorial Theatre
13th November 2019

 David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It's Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It's all part of what makes this show like no other.

The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
Talking about the show David Harper said, "The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show. He will cover subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques...and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!"

Ticket Price* £14.00

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
15th November 2019

Frome (Over 18's only)
Mr Craig Charles is in the house, bringing his acclaimed Funk & Soul Club 

Frome – ya look good, ya smell good but do ya feel good?
It’s time to shine up those dancing shoes and digging out the fly threads because we’ve got one hell of a classy night in store for you. That’s right, Mr Craig Charles is in the house, bringing his acclaimed Funk & Soul Club to The Cheese & Grain this November following his previous sell out performances at the venue!

Tickets £19.50 plus booking fees

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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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Paul Simon's Graceland at Cheese and Grain
17th November 2019

One Inch Badge, 432 presents and World HQ by arrangement with MusikAl present:
Paul Simon's Graceland and the high expectations are more than matched by their performance.

Performed London African Gospel Choir

at the Cheese and Grain, Frome

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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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The Bohemians - Queen tribute band at Strode Theatre
24th November 2019

The World's most exciting Queen Tribute Band

at Strode Theatre
7pm
Tickets £20
Box office 01458 442846 

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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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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Barry Edwards
5th December 2019

in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - guests £2.50

Speaker - Mr Barry Edwards
"Isambard Kingdom Brunel"
An alternative look at is life and work

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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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A Christmas Special featuring 2 of the best live 60's bands on the circuit
15th December 2019

at Strode Theatre, Street

New Amen Corner with lead singer Glen Leon
New Amen Corner - the hottest 60's band on the circuit - have an unrivalled ability to recreate the soun and atmosphere of the 60's.

Swinging Blue Jeans
Chart toppers of the 60's, the Swinging Blue Jeans are one of the best and busiest bands on the circuit, performing at all 60's festivals, UK & abroad.

Tickets £22.50
Starts 7pm
Tel 01458 442846 

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ABBA Sensation - tribute band at Strode Theatre
18th December 2019

Great night out for all

Tickets £12.50 - £16.50

call box office 01458 442846

Full live band 

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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

Carols by Candlelight - Wells Cathedral Choir
19th-21st December 2019

James Gough (organ)
Jeremy Cole (conductor)

at 7pm in Wells Cathedral

Tickets £15 - £30
available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office
01749 672773 and at the door

Proceeds from these concerts support Wells Cathedral Choir and the wider work of Wells Cathedral 

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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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