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Table Top Sale every Saturday - Shepton Mallet
10am to 4pm

at Shepton Emporium, 9 Market Place, Shepton Mallet 

to book a table phone 07901955641

Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells
Programme runs from February to May 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

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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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St. Margaret’s Hospice Coffee Morning - Wincanton
25th March 2019

St. Margaret’s Hospice would like to invite local residents to join them for coffee and cakes

at 10.30am at Wincanton Memorial Hall, Wincanton BA9 9JF.

Meet the Community Fundraiser, Terena Gill, who will update you on opportunities to support St. Margaret’s Hospice in Somerset.
We are planning to recruit new Community Champions in the area - people who understand the hospice’s activities and can assist in dispelling some of the myths about hospice functions, which may prevent residents from accessing our free services.
The morning will take a relaxed format, with a quiz and a short presentation from staff about the care that we provide at our In-patient units and throughout our local community. Find out more about how our wonderful volunteers help us, from offering as little as just an hour of their time a year, having a home collecting pot or joining their local community fundraising group. All of this assists us to raise the £26,000 DAILY that we need to run our services in the Somerset community.
We hope you will be able to join us, and please do pass this invitation to anyone you feel may be interested in our work. ”

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


 

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Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th March 2019

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed.
Age Advisory – 14+

7.30pm
Box Office 01373 462795
Ticket Price* £27.50

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Paul Smith Warehouse Sale - at Kilver Court
29th-31st March 2019

 up to 70% off
Our famous Paul Smith Warehouse Sale returns in March offering the best of British with up to 70% off clothing and accessories from the Paul Smith archive! Update your spring wardrobe with designer pieces at a bargain price.


Friday 29 March - 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday 30 March - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 31 March - 10am - 5pm


Location: The Ballroom at Kilver Court Designer Village


There will also be sale weekend offers across our other top name brands to shop too!

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
29th-31st March 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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Twelfth Night or What You Will at Glastonbury
29th-31st March 2019

by William Shakespeare

A glorious romantic comedy.
Performed in Elizabethan costume with especially arranged period music and songs performed by our own ensemble.
Bar with wine, teas, soft drinks etc will be available in the
interval. 

At St Bendict's Church, Glastonbury, BA6 9NB

Doors open at 6.30pm
Performances start at 7pm
All profits to support MIND in Somerset
Entrance £7

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Little Monsters Market - SHEPTON MALLET - Nearly New Sale
30th March 2019

at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

at 2pm until 4pm
Adults entry only £2- chidlren free

Preloved stalls offer that all important bargain😍 selling quality maternity and children's items including clothes, toys and equipment at a fraction of their original cost.

Local craft stalls provide you with the opportunity to find something special such as handmade keepsakes or something nice for Mum and Dad.

Business stalls and advertising offer you local information that as parents you will find useful such as local children's groups, special offers on hair and beauty and much more.

Why not book a stall at our Shepton Mallet event and have a good de-clutter, or come along and find yourself some bargains at fantastic prices.

Entry £2, children free

Preloved Stalls- £14
Preloved Stalls + Clothes Rail- £18
Craft Stalls- £16
Businesses and Children's entertainment please enquire.

Further information and stall bookings can be found on our website www.littlemonstersmarket.co.uk

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The Food Forest Project
30th March 2019

advocates for positive social and environmental change
Shepton Mallet Food Forest Tree Planting

11am - 3pm

Location: near Mendip Crematorium - look for sign

Bring Wellies & a Coat
Cake Sale and drinks for donations
Have fun and plant some trees
All ages welcome

Your environment and your community matter
for more details please visit:
THEFOODFORESTPROJECT@GMAIL.COM

 

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Mendelssohn Elijah - Wells Cathedral
30th March 2019

English Symphony Orchestra at Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society 

at Wells Cathedral
7pm
Tickets £15 - £30

Available from 01749 834483 or Wells Cathedral Shop and at the door

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Friends of Shepton Mallet Library and Mendip Children's Book Group present
30th March 2019

Love Your Library Day 2 - The Sequel

Teen and Adult Event at 2pm

After a special appearance from Barry Cunningham (the man who discovered Harry Potter) - The Golden Egg Academy, Britain's first industry-led training and mentoring programmes for writers of children's books, reveals the art of writing for children....The Goose that lays the Golden Egg.

If you've ever wanted to write for young readers - or just want to find out how it's done - this is a must see!

Tickets only £1 per person (bargain)
from Shepton Mallet Library

Friends of Shepton Mallet Library and Mendip Children's Book Group present
30th March 2019

Love your Library Day 2 - The Sequel

Children's Event at 11am
Jeremy Strong - Jeremy is one of Britain's most respected and highly sought after cgildren's authors. He also happens to be one of the funniest.

Don't miss this opportunity for kids of all ages to meet the author.
Family tickets only £1 (bargain) from Shepton Mallet Library

The Great Scrapstore Challenge - Glastonbury
30th March 2019

in the Town Hall, Glastonbury

Unique all day event at the Town Hall
10am and children between 3-12 will be able to make fantastical hats, masks and costumes from upcycled and reused materials for £2 per make.
Fun Fashion show will follow show at 4pm and prizes

A fashionable show on the evening of the same day at 7pm 

Mad Hatters G & T Party - Glastonbury
30th March 2019

at Bocabar and Red Brick Building

Live music from Fromage En Feu
Quintessential faux French fiery gypsy band
Dr Mr Fantastic
The Sillier The Merrier

Dress code  Top Hats and Bunny Ears
G & T Teapot Tasting Saloon
G & Bat & Cocktail Bar

8am to 1am tickets £8 advance /£10 advance with G & T, £12 on the door

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Mother's Day Lunch at Cross Keys Inn, Lydford
31st March 2019

Treat Mum to a great Sunday Roast with all the trimmings

lunch from 12pm

Bookings essential 01963 240473

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Quiz Night at Cross Keys Inn, Lydford
31st March 2019

£1 per person up to six per team
A great family pub quiz

at 7pm

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St Peter & St Paul's Family Service - Mothering Sunday
31st March 2019

to know Jesus and to make Him known - join us on Mothering Sunday for our family service

at 11am

followed by coffee and croissants 

at St Peters & St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet

Join Housekeeper Mrs Gibson for Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea
31st March 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 2pm Where: Abbey House

Treat your mum to a special Mothering Sunday treat and find out about life at Abbey House in the 19th century.

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
4th April 2019

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

at 12 noon
All sessions will be held at Shepton Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ

To reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman
07970665036
email: gphillman@hotmail.com

Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - John Robson
4th April 2019

Mr John Robson - "Techniques of Forensic Dentistry"

Monthly speaker meetings in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

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

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Friends of St Aldhelm's PTA - Easter Bingo Evening
5th April 2019

Doors open at 7pm

Raffle
Refreshments
Held at Doulting Village Hall 

Jive Talkin' perform The BeeGees Live in Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
6th April 2019

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London's West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.

Ticket Prices* - £20.00

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

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Easter fun at Wookey Hole
6th-28th April 2019

inluding games and competitions with the Easter Bunny! Each child receives an Easter treat.

Over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket!

Guided tour of the world famous Wookey Hole Caves – see where the Wookey Witch was turned to stone!
Dinosaur Valley, walk amongst these giants
4D Cinema. Where will the witch’s spell take you? Currently showing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4D experience!
Cave Museum and Cave Diving Museum
Paper Making Demonstrations
Wizard’s Play Barns
Victorian Penny Arcades
Magical Mirror Maze

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Jive Talkin perform The Bee Gees Live in Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
6th April 2019

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and London's West End and is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.

Backed up by a stunning band and live string section, you will be taken on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.

An unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.

Ticket Prices* - £20.00 
7.30pm
Box Office 01373 462795

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you are warmly welcomed to the Death Cafe
6th April 2019

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

These discussions are open, friendly, supportive, interesting and often fun! (not a bereavement or therapy group)

10am to 12 noon
at The Hive, 43 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AQ

Free to attend - buy your own refreshments from the cafe

Easter Trail at Willow Nursery, Shepton Mallet
6th April 2019

Full size egg for each participant

BBQ, Refreshments, Bouncy Castle, Raffle Crafts, Face Paints, Glitter Tattoos

11am to 2pm

Come and meet Anna, Elsa and Iron Man

at Willow Nursery & Pre-School, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, bA4 5PG
01749 347006

Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
6th April 2019

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

at 12 noon
All sessions will be held at Shepton Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ

To reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman
07970665036
email: gphillman@hotmail.com 

WEA Adult Learning Within reach - Castle Cary Branch
6th April 2019

Day School
Roman Engineering
Tutor: Nick Griffiths
Ref: C353016

The Romans took others' ideas and perfected them and many of their greatest buildings are still with us; the day school will look at their achievements in quarrying, surveying, bridge building and water engineering, using examples from across the empire, from Britain to Egypt 

10am to 4pm

Ditcheat Jubilee Hal, Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet BA4 6RB
£25.00

You can enrol online:http://www.wea.org.uk
or by phone 0300 3033464

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Evening Walking Tour for Charity
7th April 2019

The Ghostly Undertaker will lead a tour around the old parts of the town, followed by a night time tour of Shepton Mallet prison, with a break for a warm meal in between.

meet at 6pm

The tickets are £30 each including the meal, with all profits being shared between SWEDA and the Tourist Information Centre.
Minimum Age 12
Spaces are limited
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Shepton Mallet or can be purchased by telephone on 01749 345258 (Mon to Fri - 10am to 4pm)

Now Here's A Funny Story! - Funny Story Productions
7th April 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

Produced by Funny Story Productions in association with Kick In The Head Written by Mitch Feral Starring Miss Airlie Scott and Mr Tommy Parsons Directed by Jan Hunt of BBC Televisions' The Good Old Days Fame and Paper Moon Theatre Company.
 

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Craft 4 Crafters at Bath & West Showground
11th-13th April 2019

Aprils' Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions. With stands over 2 floors, new workshops rooms, and larger restaurant and cafes, making the show simply one of the best in South West!
Keep checking the website for more details on our demonstrations and workshops so you can book your spot in advance.
Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station!

Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre will have tickets for sale - watch out for updates

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
11th April 2019

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

at 3.30pm
All sessions will be held at Shepton Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ

To reserve a place please contact Peter Hillman
07970665036
email: gphillman@hotmail.com

A Turbulent Priest - Shepton Mallet
12th April 2019

 From the creators of The God Particle and A Monk’s Tale:

A Turbulent Priest

The epic story of Thomas Becket, with jokes and songs, obviously.

Time 19:30
Venue St Peter and St Paul’s Church Shepton Mallet BA4 5BL
Tickets - £7 (concessions £5) Available on the door or from the Parish Office 01749 342163 admin@sheptonbenefice.org

BACH - - St John Passion at Glastonbury
12th April 2019

Cantilena Choir and Orchestra
Music Director: Anthony Bevan

at 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ

Soloists:
Edward Ross (Evangelist)
Robert Clark (Christus)
Rachel Bevan (Soprano)
Felicity Turner (Alto)
Christopher Sheldrake (Bass - Herod)
Tickets £12 (child £1) from:
Dicketts Stationers, High Street, Glastonbury
phone 01278722870
Email: Cantachoiri@gmail.com
Also on the door

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Easter Trail - Glastonbury Abbey
12th-19th April 2019

When: 9am Where: Main Abbey

Follow the Easter trail around the abbey - collect letters to claim your prize. Costs £2 plus normal admission.

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An English Passion - According to St Matthew at Wells Cathedral
14th April 2019

World Premiere performance
music by Philip Wilby
Text constructed by Canon Richard Cooper

A Devotional performance in Wells Cathedral
3pm to 4pm

Wells Cathedral Choir
Jesus - Richard Rowntree
Alto - Stephen Harvey
Baritone - Craig Bissex
Bass - Christopher Sheldrake

Admission free
Retiring collection

 

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Peter Rabbit™ Visit at East Somerset Railway
17th April 2019

 Peter Rabbit™ will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will be fun activities for children to enjoy all day.

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
18th April 2019

Len Ware "The Gartons of the Anglo Bavarian and their story"

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

Easter Fun at East Somerset Railway
19th-21st April 2019

If children bring their cuddly toy they travel for FREE!

(one child free per fare paying adult).

Standard Ticket prices apply.

In an age of computers and apps, come and spend Easter with your family and our friendly staff, to experience steam in all its whistling glory. There will be awesome Easter activities to enjoy in a wonderful steam setting.

The Miniature Railway will be running, as well as Driver for a Tenner and why not visit the Engine Shed and Workshop to get up close to the wonder of steam. Do not forget to fuel up at the Whistlestop Cafe and get some great goodies in our Station Shop.

Ride the train as many times as you like and have a chat with our engine crew and volunteers, who cannot wait to welcome you for Easter Fun!

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Arrival - The Hits of ABBA at Wookey Hole Caves
19th April 2019

The show that every ABBA fan has been waiting for !

This multi award winning show has toured internationally, has sold out in over 28 different countries worldwide, and has delighted audiences of all ages.

As well as performing in venues across the globe Arrival have also performed on T.V and Radio stations internationally with appearances in the U.S.A, India and China performing to millions of Abba Fans, which truly makes Arrival one of the world’s most successful touring tribute shows.

A fantastic high energy show that features a vast catalogue of hits loved by generation after generation including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘The Winner Takes it All, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Voulez Vous’ and many more.

A 2 hour extravaganza with original Abba harmonies, authentic replica costumes, stunning vocals, accomplished live band and video projection throughout.

This winning formula recreates the true fee

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Glastonbury Medieval Festival
20th-21st April 2019

Glastonbury Abbey is pleased to be hosting a Medieval Fayre once more in 2019. Held over the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend in 2019 the Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre will be fun for the whole family with displays, activities, re-enactment and craftspeople and artisans. There will be workshops and a medieval market and a full program of events.

10am to 5pm each day

Some of the things you can see and do in 2019 include:

Grand Medieval Joust
Battles
Jester
Story teller
Medieval Musicians
at Glastonbury Abbey

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Needle Felted Spring Wreaths and Decorations - The Hive
20th April 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 Spring 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).

Kids Spring Sewing Group (using flat felt, fabric and embellishments) on in the morning.

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

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Kids Spring Sewing Group at The Hive
20th April 2019

Special craft and sewing workshop for the children - come and make a Spring decoration of your own design. All materials and guidance provided. £10 per child. Parent/Guardian must stay at The Hive too (help out or treat yourself to a cuppa).

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Secret World Easter Open Day
20th-22nd April 2019

Saturday 20th April - Fun Dog Show

Easter Egg Hunt and rainbow trail every day

Lots and lots happening all weekend!
10am to 4pm
Wildlife talks, kiddie crafts, resident badger and foxes, meet our birds of prey
We have BBQ, homemade cakes, stalls, educational activities, competitions and fun for all ages
See the work carried out by this well known charity
Admission £2 for adults £1 children
Tel 01278768701/768703 for more details

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Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre
20th-21st April 2019

When: 10am Where: Main Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey once again hosts a medieval fayre over the Easter weekend. Find out more by clicking more information

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Mells Daffodil Festival 2019 - 40th Anniversary Special
22nd April 2019

 Mells Daffodil Festival will be taking place on 22nd April 2019.
We are planning our usual programme of fun events - plus some special extras to celebrate turning 40.

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Psychic Sally - 10th Anniversary Tour at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th April 2019

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.
Sally is one of the Uk's most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years.
Sally's jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation's best loved medium.
Sally says 'The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side'.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.
**The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Ticket Price* £24

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

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Psychic Sally at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th April 2019

 World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.
Sally is one of the Uk's most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years.
Sally's jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation's best loved medium.
Sally says 'The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side'.
This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.
**The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

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Ticket Price* £24

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Andrew McElwee
2nd May 2019

Andrew McElwee - "Working behind the scenes with The National Trust" including some entertaining and informing anecdotal stories.

This meeting will be held in Peter Street Rooms, Peter Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BL and preceded by the Shepton Mallet U3A Annual General Meeting starting at 10.15am

Admission: members £1.50 and guests £2.50

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Cathy Judge Sculpture
3rd-12th May 2019

Open Studio/Gallery

10am to 6pm

at Homedene, High Street, Chewton Mendip
01761 241235

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Family Day - Animals! at East Somerset Railway
5th May 2019

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

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of your favourite animal!)

Woof! Meow! Neigh! We all have a favourite animal, so why not come as a stripy zebra, roaring lion, or hopping frog. Go wild!

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

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

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Glastonbury Dragons May Fayre
5th May 2019

When: 10.30am Where: Main Abbey

This annual event returns to the Abbot's Kitchen Field with free entry via Magdalene Street. Stalls, light entertainment and Morris Dancing with the dragon procession returning to the field around 1530.

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My Dog's Got No Nose - Kick in the Head Theatre Company
5th May 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey 

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

A one-man play by Ron Aldridge Produced by Kick In The Head Starring Giles Shenton Directed by Simon Downing

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Mendelssohn Elijah - Sherborne
6th May 2019

Sherborne Festival Chorus with Sherborne Classical Players

We're delighted to be part of the Sherborne Festival Chorus again for its annual concert in Sherborne Abbey Festival. Mendelssohn brings this intense biblical story to life with rich orchestral colour and stirring choruses. The work is full of drama; earthquake, wind, fire and drought, famine, flood and resurrection. Written for a British audience, it was a huge success at its premiere in Birmingham Town Hall and remains one of the stalwarts of the choral repertoire

at 7.30pm

for tickets details and further information about the festival see our website

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National Garden Scheme Open Day at Kilver Court
9th May 2019

we'll be opening our garden doors in the name of charity for the first of this years National Garden Scheme Open Days. The scheme sees gardens across the country donate their admission fees to the NGS, which they share amongst a number of well-deserving charities.
 

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The Kast off Kinks at Strode Theatre
12th May 2019

Join former Kinks band members Mick Avory (original drummer), Ian Gibbons and John Dalton alongside Dave Clarke, for an evening of iconic hits, plus more.....

at Strode Theatre, Street

7pm
Tickets £20
Box office 01458 442846

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Festival of Dogs - Shepton Mallet
12th May 2019

free event

from 10am
Agiltiy ring, displays, stalls and fun dog show
at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet

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Fiddler on the Roof - at Wells Little Theatre
13th-18th May 2019

Tickets £13 concs £10 

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences world wide ever since with its humour, warmth and honesty and beautiful heart- stopping music, including ‘If I Were A Rich Man’, ‘ Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘Matchmaker’.
The brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Brock and Sheldon Harnick the story is set in the village of Anatevka in Imperial Russia in 1905 where life is as precarious as a ‘fiddler on the roof’. In this tight-knit Jewish community we meet Tevye, the poor milkman and his five daughters whom he attempts to protect in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism.
The universal themes of self-determination, ethnic discrimination, tradition and romantic love continue to have strong resonance in the contemporary world and present an evening of laughter, joy and sadness.

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Glastonbury Abbey Theatre Season Launch with Strode College
14th May 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

We launch our 2019 theatre season with a production written specifically for the abbey by Strode College. Glastonbury Abbey members are invited free.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
16th May 2019

Laura Burnett, Finds Officer for South West Heritage, will show Shepton archaelogical finds and would welcome people to bring along what they have dub up or had handed down

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

Wells Beer & Cider Festival
17th May 2019

The Marquee, Wells Rugby Club

Friday 17th May - 7pm to 11pm
Saturday 18th May - 11am to 5pm and 7pm to 11pm

Beers/Ales/Cider from local brewers
All £4 per pint
Gin and Prosecco Bar
Live music, entertainment and food all weekend
Family friendly - Saturday 11 - 5
£10 per session

In aid of Heads Up
Tickets information - enosisevents.com

Needle Felting Workshop - Miniature World in a Teacup at The Hive
18th May 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 miniature world in a teacup. 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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Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
22nd May 2019

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

Trains run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply.

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

If you want to take your diesel experience to the maximum, why not book a DMU Driver Taster Session? You will be under the expert supervision of our Driver and learn how to operate and ultimately take control of the DMU!

The DMU Driver Taster Session costs £120, for an hour and a half experience.

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Shindig Festival at Bruton
23rd-26th May 2019

Adults Tickets from £115, kids go free (12 and under)
at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton

featuring: 
Live: Estelle, Ozomatli ft Chali 2Na, Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revoluntary Minds plus many more

DJ's:- Kenny Dope, DJ Nu-Mark plus many more

Specials: Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party and many more
workshops, talks, family circus, cabaret, see our website for extensive listing of all the acts etc

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Wells Comedy Festival
24th-26th May 2019

Now in its fifth year. It promises to be bigger and better than ever and - judging from its first batch of shows announced it will be. Top acts include: Nish Kumar, Jayde Adams, Jamail Maddix, Ed Gamble, Fern Brady, Suzi Ruffell, Laura Lexx, Geoff Norcott, Desiree Burch, Ahir Shah, and Andrew Maxwell.

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Castle Cary Choir Concert
24th May 2019

Castle Cary Methodist Church presents
Castle Cary Choir and from Castle Cary Covent Gardn and Glyndebourne
Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Mezzo-Soprano in a concert of Music for all tastes

at 7.30pm
at the Methodist Church, Castle Cary
£10 inc refreshments

In aid of a lift for the church

Tickets from choir members, the Tourist Office at the Market House, Bailey Hill Bookshop or by calling John Roberts on 07970039007

Summer Open Evening - Glastonbury Abbey
24th May 2019

When: 6pm Where: Main Abbey

To celebrate the coming summer and extended abbey opening hours, we invite you to explore the abbey free of charge from 6pm while also enjoying live music, stalls and refreshments. This event won the National Outdoor Events Association's Best New Event in 2018

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Pop Divas Live! at Frome Memorial Theatre
25th May 2019

The Best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and of course Katy Perry will Roar as 5 enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal with the greatest pop performers of today.

Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Rhianna will all be dropping in to the biggest pop party ever so make sure you're there!

With dazzling choreography, state of the art videos and superb vocals, Pop Divas Live! is suitable for all ages and will leave you wanting more! The best songs from all your favourite female stars in fabulous fun-packed show - That's Pop Divas Live!

Ticket Price* £15.00

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

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Whitsun at Wookey Hole
25th May - 2nd June 2019

Whitsun Holiday

We’re going dinosaur mad again! Come and meet our NEW animatronic dinosaurs! Walk among these giants and see how many you can name.

Our 4D cinema will be playing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, so join these pre-historic pals on a trilling adventure of a lifetime!

Tour the famous caves, meet the Witch of Wookey Hole and watch our amazing circus shows! There are over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket, both inside and outdoors for a fun day whatever the weather!

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Secret World May Bank Holiday Open Days
25th-27th May 2019

Monday 27th May visit from the Vintage Cars Society.
Birds of prey, bedgers and foxes - a family day out for all ages
Admission £2 adults/£1 children
tel 01278 768701/768703 for more details

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Glastonbury Fringe Launch Party - Glastonbury Abbey
25th May 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Glastonbury Fringe launches into its 8th year with their annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey featuring the amazing Tankus the Henge and more.

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Little Monsters Market - SHEPTON MALLET - Nearly New Sale
26th May 2019

 at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

2pm to 4pm
Adult Entry only £2
Children free

Preloved stalls offer that all important bargain😍 selling quality maternity and children's items including clothes, toys and equipment at a fraction of their original cost.

Local craft stalls provide you with the opportunity to find something special such as handmade keepsakes or something nice for Mum and Dad.

Business stalls and advertising offer you local information that as parents you will find useful such as local children's groups, special offers on hair and beauty and much more.

Why not book a stall at our Shepton Mallet event and have a good de-clutter, or come along and find yourself some bargains at fantastic prices.

Entry £2, children free

Preloved Stalls- £14
Preloved Stalls + Clothes Rail- £18
Craft Stalls- £16
Businesses and Children's entertainment please enquire.

Further information and stall bookings can be found on our website www.littlemonstersmarket.co.uk

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Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves - Illyria Theatre Company
26th May 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Now in its 28th year, Illyria Theatre Company brings an action packed and laugh filled adaptation of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. They are also with us on 28 July with Frankenstein.

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The Gruffalo Visit at East Somerset Railway
27th May 2019

The Gruffalo will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 3.15pm. Don't forget your camera!

There will be fun activities for children to enjoy all day, all with a woodland theme.

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

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

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Family Days - Superheroes! at East Somerset Railway
29th May 2019

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

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of a superhero!)

Kids (and adults too if you want to!), it is time to put on your cape, mask and spandex to celebrate the characters that inspire us to be better than we can ever imagine! Plus have a chance to use those awesome superpowers.

We have a telephone box for Superman to transform in! Iron Man can fly alongside the steam engine! Spiderman can create a web to stop the train running off the end of the line at Mendip Vale! And Captain America can lift the engine to run around the carriages without changing the points!

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

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

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The Royal Bath & West Show 2019
29th May - 1st June 2019

A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink.

📆 29th May - 1st June 2019
🎟 Children go FREE & Adult tickets are on sale now!
🚗 Free parking
📍 Bath & West Showground, Somerset BA4 6QN

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Churchill Singers Summer Concert at Glastonbury Abbey
31st May 2019

When: 11am Where: Main Abbey

The Churchill Singers host touring choir from Germany "Im Takt" and both choirs will present a varied programme in the Lady Chapel. Normal admission applies.

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“St Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardens – Open Pathway Retreat Centre, Queen Camel
1st June 2019

As part of the annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice, Open Pathway Retreat Centre, Laurel Lane, Queen Camel, Somerset BA22 7NU will be open to the public on Saturday 1st June 2019 between 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

This large garden is beautiful throughout the seasons with a variety of lawns, trees, flowerbeds, a waterfall and ponds. This is a garden of different rooms with a wildlife area, an ancient copper beech, a Victorian turntable summerhouse and woodland walk. Two meditation rooms are available for quiet reflection, one with stained glass windows.
Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available. The garden is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and dogs are welcome provided they are on a lead. https://openpathwaycentre.org/
Entry Fee: £3.00
For further details phone 01935 850266
or email findyourway@openpathwaycentre.org

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


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A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Lord Chamberlain's Men
2nd June 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

The UK's premier all male theatre company return to the glorious surroundings of Glastonbury Abbey with their 15th birthday production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Exclusive pre-theatre supper with the director available at 1700. Doors open at 1830 with performance at 1900

why not have Pre-Theatre Supper

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

Enjoy a pre-theatre supper with a talk from the director of the Lord Chamberlain's Men before their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the grounds of the abbey. See more info for details.

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker -Jonathan Rendel
6th June 2019

Jonathan Rendel - "History of the Bisops Palace, Wells"

Monthly speaker meetings in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

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

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One Night Of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at Frome Memorial Theatre
7th June 2019

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, 'Gary Mullen and the Works' have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

Ticket Price* £22, O/60s & U/16s £21

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

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One Night of Queen at Frome Memorial Theatre
7th June 2019

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen

Tickets £22/£21
7.30pm
at Frome Memorial Theatre 

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As You Like It - Rain or Shine Theatre Company
12th June 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Known as Shakespeare's perfect pastoral play, Rain or Shine is back to present As You Like It

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - for 4 weeks - Finding Shepton History
13th June - 4th July 2019

An innovative blend of walks and talks by local historian Alan Stone of the Shepton Mallet Local Hisotry Group to help people discover the fascinating history of our town.
Week 1 - 13th June -
Talk: Eastern Shepton

Week 2: 20th June -
"is a walk of Eastern Shepton"

Week 3: - 27th June
is a talk of Western Shepton

Week 4: 4th July
there is a walk of Western Shepton

at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month
at The Salvation Army, BA4 5BU

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - at Kilver Court
13th June 2019

This summer, we'll be joined by the Handlebards and their performance on 'Much ado about nothing'.

The Handlebards are the world's first cycling theatre company and they pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Come and join the fun and enjoy Shakespeare's hilarious comedy about two lovers who want to do anything but love each other. The event will take place in our garden and is fun for all the family.

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
14th-16th June 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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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
15th June 2019

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

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A Midsummer Marriage - Sherborne
22nd June 2019

A joyful selection of favourites chosen by brides and grooms for their special day, alongside settings from the Song of Solomon, which contains some of the most beautiful love poetry ever written, inspiring composers from across the ages.
Music includes popular favourites such as Mozart Laudate Dominum, Rutter The Lord Bless You and Keep You, Parry I was glad and Handel Zadok the Priest, along with settings from the Song of Solomon by composers as diverse as Walton, Palestrina, Victoria and Hadley, Whether you are planning a wedding, or just want an enjoyable summer's evening of good music, join us

Tickets £5 (unreserved) - under 18's free
Reserved tickets £10 - £16 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre - 01935815341

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Needle Felted Jewellery with Embellishments at The Hive
22nd June 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 piece of needle felted jewellery with beads and embellishments 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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Maria Stuarda - Opera Up Close at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd June 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Olivier Award winning Opera Up close present their new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Click on more info for full details.

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Family Days - Dinosaurs & Unicorns at East Somerset Railway
29th June 2019

If kids come dressed up as a roaring dinosaur or magical unicorn they get a FREE ice-cream!

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of a dinosaur or unicorn!)

Kids it is time to rooooooar and walk like a dinosaur! Whether it is a gigantic T-Rex, quick Velociraptor, or flying Pterodactyl we are ready to be scared by your monster moves.

If you prefer something more magical, why not be a unicorn! With flowing mane and galloping hooves, we would love to be caught under your mythical spell.

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Romeo and Juliet - Groundlings Theatre Company at Glastonbury Abbey
6th July 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Groundlings make their first visit to the abbey in 2019 presenting two Shakespeare productions with Much Ado About Nothing on 7 July.

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Much Ado About Nothing - Groundlings Theatre Company
7th July 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Groundlings make their first visit to the abbey presenting two classic Shakespeare productions. Romeo and Juliet is on 6 July.

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Love Labour's Lost - Castle Theatre Company - Glastonbury Abbey
10th July 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Castle Theatre Company presents one of Shakespeare's lesser known, but most charming comedies.

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Jethro - The Count of Cornwall at Frome Memorial Theatre
12th July 2019

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy. He will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style and is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived.

Ticket Price* £20.50

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

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Jethro The Count of Cornwall at Frome Memorial Theatre
12th July 2019

Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy. He will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this Hilarious country style and is considered by many as the greatest comedy story teller that ever lived.

at 7.30pm
Ticket Price* £20.50
Not suitable for children due to adult content. Age 14+ at parent's/guardian's discretion.

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Secret World Healing Weekend
12th-14th July 2019

at Secret World with 180 exhibitors and 90 workshops.
One of the largest event of its kind.
For more information visit www.thehealingweekend.co.uk 

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Dance Fusion Wells presents their first Summer show - at Wookey Hole Caves
13th July 2019

Dance Fusion Wells is a new dance company fusing 3 different styles of dance, ( Street dance, cheerleading and contemporary dance) Bekki Oats (owner/dancer & choreographer) set up the company in February 2018 after moving to the city last year.

This year’s show will introduce the company and showcase the students first year of work in an exciting and diverse performance.

Show Times:

Box office / bar opens: 5.30pm
Doors to the show open: 6.00pm
Show starts: 6.30pm

(There will be a short interval where the bar will be open)

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Pilgrimage Weekend - Glastonbury Abbey
13th-14th July 2019

When: 9am Where: Main Abbey

We are delighted to welcome the Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association Annual Pilgrimage on Saturday 13 July ad Clifton Diocese Annual Pilgrimage on Sunday 14 July

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
18th July 2019

An evening at East Pennard

Details to follow

The Drifters at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th July 2019

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

Ticket Prices* - £26.50

7.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also included in your visit

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

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

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

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

see website for line up

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VIBEFEST at Royal Bath & West Showground - tickets available from SMTIC
27th July 2019

First Wave headliner announcement:
Big Narstie
Tim Westwood
Maximum BBK
Marcus Nasty
DJ Ironik
Sukh Knight
Robbo Ranx
Jamie Rodigan
Shosh
Mikey B
Lily Mercer
Skinnyman

Limited earlybird tickets £25 

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2019
3rd August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

9am to 2pm

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

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PJ Masks Visit at East Somerset Railway
10th August 2019

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

The Activity Tent will be open all day with PJ Masks themed activities for the children to enjoy. There will be bouncy castles for children to run off some steam next to our play area and Face Painting next to the Activity Tent.

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

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

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Glastonbury Abbey Fun Dog Show
11th August 2019

When: 1pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Needle Felted Dragons at The Hive
17th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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


Pre-Theatre Supper

Saturday 17th August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

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

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Mid Somerset Show
18th August 2019

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

at Secret World - fun and games for all the family

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

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th September 2019

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

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

 For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, iacf is proud of its reputation as one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods.

The fair is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booths in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

A weekend antiques fair, with early admission on the Friday afternoon; the fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day!

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

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

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

Andy Sanders - postponed from last year

"Zula Wars, local people"

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

Vintage Somerset Fair
21st September 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

9.30 - 4pm

Entry £1 /50p students

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, jewellry, textiles, books and pictures.

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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