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Alcantara - beyond the Wells - Exhibition
Bridging cultures with music and art

Peter Lawrence (Somerset Artist) and Zeina Barhoum (Jordanian artist and Soprano)

Exhibition of paintings of Wells, Somerset, Europe and Jordan with ethos of building bridges (Alcantara), rather than walls.

The paintings are included in a hardcover book along with prose and poetry written by people from Somerset and the Levant region. The book will entertain whilst provoking thought about the long standing bridges of friendship and responsibility.

Exhibition from 28th October to 31st January 2018
Daily 10am to 4pm
Exhibition Room, Bishop's Palace, Wells
Entry is included in standard admission

http://peterlawrence.uk & http://zeinabarhoum.com

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Wells - Museum Exhibitions: Somerset Women at War
The Wells and Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

A new library exhibition opens: "Somerset Women at War 1914-1918" festures unsung heroines of the First World War volunteer nurses in Base Hospitals in France and in "The Cedars" war-hospital, Wells; and women in "male" jobs - from station master and policemen to factory worker and Land Girl.

The exhibition runs from Monday 13th November 2017 to March 2018

2017 Grand Christmas Raffle
Please come along and support the SMTIC Grand 2017 Christmas Raffle

We have numerous prizes all donated by our very supportive local businesses including hampers, champagne, bottles of wine, vouchers for local attractions and businesses within the community

To be drawn on Monday 18th December at 2pm

£1 a ticket

please support your local SMTIC.

Glastonbury - Health Walk
12th December 2017

Tuesday fortnightly Glastonbury Surgery, Feversham Lane, Glastonbury 


A gentle stroll in and around Glastonbury on paths, to help you become more mobile and increase your fitness and lasting 40-60 mins

FFI: 07342063731

Wells - SPA Single Social Club
12th December 2017

Meet at The Tramways, West Street, Wells BA5 2HN
from 8pm onwards

Tel Jackie on 01458 840958

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Wells - Liberty Choir Practice
12th December 2017

Join Liberty choir singing songs Beatles/50's/60's for their concert in April.

All welcome

Wells Theatre

Every Tuesday 7.30pm

FFI: teresabarlow@horderciani.com; 01749595345

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Wells - Mental Health Support Group
12th December 2017

Met Tuesdays

2 - 3.30pm

Connect Centre, Portway, Wells BA5 2BE

call 01749 670875/ 07496822949 or simply come along for a cuppa and chat

suggested £3 donation 

Wells - Annual meeting followed by Railway Quiz
12th December 2017

Wells Town Hall


Wells Railway Fraternity

visitors £4

contact Andrew Tucker 01749 830695 

Wells - The Snowman
12th December 2017

Cedars Hall is showing the classic Christmas film The Snowman with music played by the pupils

Tickets £8 - £5 for under 12's and under

Box office: 01749 834483 

13th December 2017

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Peter Tinney: ''Childhood Reflections'' to put us in the Christmas mood

Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

Annual Concert Mid Somerset branch RAFA
13th December 2017

and the City of Wells Air Cadet Squadron, with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment in the Concert Hall, Millfield School

Tickets £15 from Millfields, Street TIC and local air cadet squadrons 

Details 07986 593360

Glastonbury Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert
13th December 2017

St John's Church, Glastonbury



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Wells - Civic Society
13th December 2017

seasonal celebrations - Victorian Christmas in Wells, an evening to enjoy good company, refreshments and some light entertainment

at the Wells and Mendip Museum


Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
13th December 2017

Wendesdays fortnightly
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG


A steady paced walk in and around Shepton with some hills, field tracks and possibly steps, lasting around an hour.
Ending at a cafe if desired

For infor call 07342063731 

Shepton Mallet - History Talk
13th December 2017

Shepton Mallet Local History Group meeting at


Salvation Army, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BU

Peter Tinney: "Childhood Reflections" to put us in the Christmas mood. 

Abba Sensation
14th December 2017

Sensation - Abba Tribute Band
presenting the music of Abba in a dynamic show spectular

Full Live Band

at Strode Theatre, Street

Tickets £12.50 - £16.50

Tel No 01458 442846

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Shepton Mallet Get Ur Skates on
14th December 2017

Christmas Roller Disco

over 18's only

8pm to 9.45pm

from £4

Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre

Book online at Eventbrite - (search Shepton roller) 

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Collett Park Christmas Stocking Filler Market
16th December 2017

10am until 4pm

Santa's Grotto
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
All day hot food - Pigalicious All Day BBQ
Bouncy Castle
Facepainting and Treasure Hunt around the Park!

Drifters Boat Club Christmas display on the water 2-4pm

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Shepton Mallet Lantern Festival Workshops
16th-17th December 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 4pm - 16th & 17th December

�2 for basic materials kit
Children under 16 must be supervised

Paul Street Community Centre - Paul Street, Shepton Mallet

please note that this year there is NO workshop on the day of the parade

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Field House - Christmas Fair
16th December 2017

2.30pm to 4pm

St Auburns Choir Singing

Stalls, Teas. Coffees, mince pies and cakes available

All funds raised go to Field House Resident Amenities Fund 

Sing for Somerset with the Mid Somerset Orchestra and Somerset Voices
16th December 2017

Carol service at Wells Cathedral

doors open at 6.15pm and start 7pm

no ticket required

in aid of Somerset Community Foundation

Mendip Men Winter Concert
16th December 2017

St John's Church, Midsomer Norton


Frome Society for Local Study lecture
16th December 2017

Professor Tim Mowl - Pleasure and the Regency Garden. The Emeritus Professor of History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes at the University of Bristol, will talk about the period between 1790-1830, during which Humphry Repton developed "Ornamental Gardening".

Assemby Rooms (rear of Frome Memorial Theatre)


Members free

£3 visitors

East Pennard festive coffee morning
16th December 2017

Village Hall

Raffle, cakes, Christmas gifts

10am - 1pm

Details: Anna Gifford 01749 860347 

Shepton Mallet Victorian Christmas Fayre
17th December 2017

running from 1pm to 6pm


Victorian Best Dressed Competition - Children's, Youth and Adult entries with fantastic prizes

Vintage Victorian Organ  Festive Stilt Walker

Christmas Carols Roasted Chestnuts

Fire & Light Show Blacksmith Forge

Mulled Cider and Wine Freshly made crepes and
Hot Christmas Street Food Kids Christmas Arts and
Craft making
New stalls to town Town Centre shops open

Face painting Festive Juggling Act

Christmas Gifts and if we're lucky Santa may
be about

Join us this Christmas
17th December 2017

Traditional Carol Service

at 6pm

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet 

Christmas Choir Concert
18th December 2017

at St Aldhelm's Church, Doulting


St Aldhelm's Singing 4 Fun Choir and The Street Men

followed by Mulled Cider and Mince Pies

Free entrance with a retiring collection in aid of the upkeep of St Aldhelm's Church

Invitation to View - Old Bowlish House
20th December 2017

Guided Tour of Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

"Invitation to View" is a unique scheme whereby people can visit any of 90 properties spread over 20 counties. Most are privately owned houses, rarely open to individual visitors, and many are family homes where guests are shown around by the owner. Book your tour at www.invitationtoview.co.uk or ring 01284827087 for a brochure

Tickets must be booked in advance by ringing the booking line 01206573948 or via our website

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Carols and Christmas Music by Candlelight
20th-21st December 2017

Wells Cathedral Choir
Jenny Cole (organ)
Matthew Owens (conductor)

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21 December at 7pm
in Wells Cathedral

Tickets £15 - £30
available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749672773 or at the door

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A Gala Night of Carol with Tim Pitman
20th December 2017

Shepton Brasserie - hold a Gala Night with local tenor Tim Pitman

from 7pm

£39.50 per person
Booking essential
Deposit Required

please visit their website for menu 

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Wells Christmas Market
20th-23rd December 2017

December 2017

Wednesday 20th December - 9am - 4pm

Thursday 21st December - 9am - 4pm

Friday 22nd December - 9am - 4pm

Saturday 23rd December - 9am - 4pm

at Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RF

FREE Parking

Limited to 3 hours parking at Union Street & South Street Car Park (all other terms and conditions apply)

Mendip's very own Father Christmas Welcomes You!! 

Wells Cathedral Carol Services
22nd-23rd December 2017

Friday 22nd December and Saturday 23rd December

6pm - 7.30pm

traditional carol services with readings, please arrive in time to be seated by 5.40pm

details 01749 674483 

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Lantern Festival - Shepton Mallet
23rd December 2017

2017 parade

A fabulous illuminated parade from Collett Park to the Market Place

Gather at the Bandstand at 6pm

Choir in the Park
Hot food and Drink
Two live bands

This year - 6 lantern making workshops in December:
Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 4pm - 2rd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, & 16th, 17th

�2 for basic materials kit
Children under 16 must be supervised

Paul Street Community Centre - Paul Street, Shepton Mallet

please note that this year there is NO workshop on the day of the parade

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Christmas Eve - Carols by Candlelight
24th December 2017

Carols by Candlelight

at 4pm and next one at 6pm

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet 

Midnight Communion
24th December 2017

at 11.30pm

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet 

Christmas Day Service
25th December 2017

Family Service at 10am

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Shepton Mallet 

The Club - New Year's Eve - Elvis Tribute
31st December 2017

Tim Bassett as Elvis with a little of Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, Everly Bros, Bryan Ferry, Cliff and Showaddywaddy

Tickets for sale in The Club
29 High Street, Shepton Mallet
Tel 01749 344104 

10th January 2018

Meetings are at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army BA4 5BU

The nearest car park is Cooks Car Park off Old Market Road next to Haskins Car Park Exit

Julia Wood, Wells Museum. Interesting records and artefacts from this area.

Annual Membership: 8 plus 1 per meeting.
Non Members: 3 per meeting

Free refreshments at about 9pm

Ghost Walk Tour around Shepton
19th January 2018

following popular demand our next Ghost Walk Tour around Shepton is planned for Friday 19 January 2018

start time 7.15pm

from St Peters & St Pauls Church, Shepton Mallet

lasting approx 1.5 - 2 hours

£10 a ticket (no concessions)

tickets only available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Hutton Artist - Kevin Jones exhibition
29th January - 3rd March 2018

at Wells & Mendip Museum

running from 29 January 2018 to 5 March 2018

Hutton based artist - Kevin Jones will have an exhibition at Wells & Mendip Museum. Kevin who has exhibited in New York, Washington DC and Miami has also had a piece selected in May this year by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art, for the joint launch with Samsung of their latest product called The Frame.

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Night of Nostalgia and Glamour
9th February 2018

Wells Town Hall 

It will be full of 1920's, 1930's and 1940's music and songs - performed by Lin Phelps (ex Ivy Benson Band and the Silver Levels Band)

Tickets are just £8 and available from Wells Town Hall or from Tina Blackwell on 07450367805 - tina.blackwell@live.co.uk and delivery can be arranged.

Blind Raffle for anyone who buys a ticket in advance with a top prize valued at £550. As guests arrive their tickets will be cut, we keep one half, the guests keep the other half. We will put all the tickets in a bucket. At the end of the evening we will draw the blind raffle. The prize has been donated by The Swan Hotel in Wells.

all money raised for Marie Curie

Snowdrop Festival 2018 - Shepton Mallet
16th-18th February 2018

A festival for the whole community

Shepton Mallet bursts into life after winter to celebrate its own "Snowdrop King" and this lovely flower

Snowdrops in bloom around the town, and for sale in the Market Square, shop window displays, poetry and photography, arts and crafts. A celebratory walk , tea and cake - a great weekend for everone to enjoy.

Be part of it - spread the word - visit our website/facebook, follow us on Instagram

An initiative of the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society (a non for profit community group)

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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
24th March 2018

The final concert of the 2017/18 season celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, featuring his Chichester Psalms, and works by his mentor and friend, Aaron Copland, alongside works by Barber, and by the distinguished Patron of Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, John Rutter CBE

7pm at Wells Cathedral

Ticket prices £10 - £25 available from their website or Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749672773 and at the door

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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
5th May 2018

from 9.30am

at Wells Methodist Church

Join members of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Socity in learning and singing Faure's Requiem under the direction of conductor Matthew Owens.

Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome for this fun day, whcih culminates with an informal performance, open to the public, at 5pm

for further details please visit our their website

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