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

We are planning our usual programme of fun events - plus some special extras to celebrate turning 40.

There's loads of fun stuff throughout the day.

Tug of War: 4pm. No need to apply - just arrive. Come as a team of 6 or see if you can form a team on the spot. It's £1 per person, in aid of Lisa's Army cancer support.

Dog Show, sponsored by Bellevue Vets: 2pm. No need to apply - just arrive with your dog. Categories are Best Female Dog, Best Male Dog, Waggiest Tail, Dog That Looks Most Like Its Owner, Best in Show. £1 per entry.

Circus skills, Ferret Racing: in the main field all day.

Classic Cars and Engines (see 'Contact us' page for more information if you want to bring one)

Kid's Crafts, Toy library: all day in the children's tent.

Punch and Judy: sessions throughout the day in the children's tent.

Easter Bonnet Competition, sponsored by All Hallows school: 11am after the opening ceremony at the church. (click their website for more info)

Mells Has Talent: between 12.30 and 3 in the church – young people perform, with music by blues/soul/funk band the Funk Tuckers (click their website for more info).

Town Criers competition: 11am by the church

Morris Men: 12pm at the War Memorial and 1pm at the Talbot Inn.

Parachuting Teddies: 11.30 at the church. (click their website for more info)

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East Mendip Gardening Club talk
23rd April 2019

by Sally Gregson, "Putting the Right Plant in the right place"
at Oakhill Village Hall
7.30pm
details 01749 840200 

Travestees Comedy Club at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
24th April 2019

A City Club in the Heart of the Countryside 

Laura Davis
Danny Ward
El Baldinho
Troy Hawke

Doors 7.30pm
Show starts at 8pm
£10 ticket
(Travestees reserve the right to cancel the line up at any time)

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Jay Miller's Circus at Frome
25th-28th April 2019

All new for 2019
Children go for just £3
Box office open on site 9.30am daily during visit from Wed 24th April

At Frome Showfield, BA11 2AH

Thurs & Fri - 5pm and 7.30pm
Sat - 1.30pm, 4pm and 6pm
Sun - 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Special offer Thursday 25th only
All seats
All classes
No vouchers - £8

Ticketline 07976655180

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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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Alice in Rubbishland at The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
26th April - 13th June 2019

A new exhibition opens at the Art Bank, Shepton Mallet in April dedicated to Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Rubbishland is the work of artist-in-residence Dimitris Koutroumpas and takes much-loved characters from the Lewis Carroll "Alice" books and offers versions of them created from a variety of materials otherwise destined for landfill, including plastics, broken brollies and off cut fabrics
Characters represented include Alice, the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and a many others placed within the Queen of Hearts garden. 

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Wells Festival of Film
26th April 2019

Heroes on Film - opens with a charity lunch at the Swan Hotel in aid of MediCinema. In the evenng, Wells Film Centre will be showing The Kid Who Would Be King with special guests in attendance
Highlights on Saturday include a morning screening of Wall-E with an introduction by local director Darren Cavanagh, who worked on Disney's marketing campaign for the film and will reveal the secrets behind making a great trailer.
Members of the Wells Branch of the Royal British Legion will attend the film They Shall Not Grow Old on Sunday, following an awards ceremony at the cinema.
The festival will close with an exclusive screening of Ex-Dominatrix followed by a question and answer session with director Darren Cavanagh.

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Jumble Sale - Binegar and Gurney Slade
27th April 2019

organised by Bineger and Gurney Slade fundraisers

at 2.30pm in Binegar Village Hall, BA3 4TR

Raising funds for the hall and Riding for the Disabled. 

Castle Cary Gardening Association Plant Sale
27th April 2019

8am - 12 noon
at Market House, Castle Cary
Refreshments
Stalls include: Tools for self reliance and Cary Beekeepers 

Shepton Supper Club
27th April 2019

"Definitely worth a try for the Food"

A great way to meet new people and enjoy some delicious food!

Nibbles and Bubbles followed by a 3 course meal.
Suggested donation of £25 for the evening or whatever you feel it is worth

The evening will be Bring Your Own Bottle with a max of 8 dinners per evening. I would ask for a donation of £25pp. Just send me a message to book your seat/seats. See you soon 😁🍝 Email Lizziecoram@gmail.com

Menu coming soon.....

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Spring Plant Sale - Castle Cary
27th April 2019

Castle Cary Gardening Association - Spring Plant Sale
at the Market House, Castle Cary

9am to 12 midday

Veg, herbs and fruit, ready to plant! Including runner beans, french beans, french beans, broad beans, courgettes, cabbages, parsley, peppers, tomatoes etc.
Annual flowers such as marigolds, sweet peas, statice, asters
A wide range of perennials, such as helenium, delphinium etc
Favourites such as dahlias and chrysanthemums
We even have some pots and containers to plant them in!
Refreshments and raffle

So, why not come along and join us, and pick up some plants at very reasonable prices, grown by our members

There are many benefits of joining, which costs just £7 for the year. For more information, come along to a meeting or see our website

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The Later Avon Valley Copper and Brass Industry Talk
29th April 2019

by Tony Coverdale for Wessex Stationary Engine Club
at 8pm

at the Old Down Inn, Emborough, BA3 4SA 

Green Gardeners - Hedgerow Medicine talk
29th April 2019

by Helen Kearney, medicinal herb farmer
at Parish Rooms, Somerton

at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome £3 

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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Quiz Night - Shepton Mallet Town Twinning Association
3rd May 2019

Tables of 4

at St Paul's School Hall

7pm

Tickets £5 p p with Ploughmans Supper
Bar available

Contact Jerry Jeremiah (345473)
Mike Kennett (342170)

Made in Somerset Artisan Show - Contemporary Crafts and Gifts, Local Food and Produce
4th May 2019

10am to 4pm
ACEarts and Parish Rooms, Somerton

Come for a coffee, browse and shop
Lunch from 12 noon

Showcasing a unique selection of the best designer-makers and artisan-producers from around the country. Over
35 stallholders including great gift ideas, jewellery, ceramics, stationary, indulgent treats and delicious food.

Celebrating 5 years, raising funds for Etatu, local charity supporting education in Kenya 

Evercreech Show Society - Spring Plant Sale
4th May 2019

9am to 12 noon
at the Village Hall
refreshments, Raffle, mini market,

Please bring donated plants, cakes etc by Friday 3rd May at 6pm 

Kingsbury Episcopi May Festival
4th-6th May 2019

The Festival kicks off with a hobby horse fancy dress race on Saturday 4th May at 5pm,
followed by ‘Music in the Marquee’ from 7.30pm which promises to be a fantastic evening with 3 great Bands!
Then we look forward to welcoming you all to celebrate the arrival of Spring and May Day in style on Monday 6th May from 11am.  

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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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Sharon Shannon and Band at Cheese & Grain, Frome
10th May 2019

with special guest Seckou Keita on their UK tour 2019 

It’s a great privilege to welcome Sharon Shannon, the legendary accordion, fiddle, melodion and tin whistle player together with her incredible band on their first ever visit to the venue

£20.00 plus booking fee
Book your ticket on website

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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

Suppers with Mary Cadogan at The Cross, Croscombe
17th May 2019

Tomato, wild garlic and pine nut tarte fine
Spiced chicken with pomegranate molasses and roasted squash, farro with spring herbs
Gooseberry and elderflower fool, ginger crunch

Supper is £29.50 per person
Doors open for a complimentary glass of Prosecco and handmade nibbles at 7.30pm
Supper is served at 8pm

Additional supper dates 17 June and 12 July
Please book your place(s) at least 24 hours in advance
Vegetarian option available
Please request when booking
Call 01749 343352

at The Cross, Long Street, Croscombe, BA5 3QJ

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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Frome Rhythm and Blues festival at Cheese and Grain, Frome
24th-27th May 2019

Friday 24th May
Legendary Scottish Rockers - Frankie Miller's Full House plus Blue Legends The Groundhogs
from the USA .... Johnny Mars Blue Allstars

Saturday 25th May
A Night at the Flamingo
The Godfather of Soul and King of R"N"B" Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band
plus The Big Time Operator - Zoot Money and The Big Roll Band, and Chess Records Blues Revue
(Stars from the Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero and Savoy Brown)

Sunday 26th May
The Legendary Dr Feelgood and multiple top award winning Blues Band - Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes

Monday 27th May
This show only £25 advance. A huge coup on closing night... from the USA - first full band tour of Europe in over 10 years!!
Nick Lowe and Los Strait Jackets plus
ex Yardbirds
Billy Boy Miskimmin's mercy lounge

Tickets from Cheese and Grain Box office - 01373 455420 or website

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The Adam Riches Experience at Wells Comedy Festival
24th May 2019

as seen on 8 out of 10 cats

Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Adam Riches

From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations, no two shows are alike 

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Shappi Khorsandi Skittish Warrior ...Confessions of a Club Comic
24th-25th May 2019

comes to the Little Theatre, Wells 

Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now - after her spell in the jungle - she sets out for 38 more welcoming destinations around the UK
A brand new hour of sharp-tongued gags, cultural observartions and whatwever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.

Friday 24 May at 9.30pm
Saturday 25th May - 1.30pm

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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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Andrew Maxwell Showtime - at Wells Little Theatre
25th May 2019

7.30pm 

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Winner
Time Out Live Award - Best Stand Up

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of 5 star reviews for one of the festival's most universally acclaimed acts. Now, its "showtime" for the rest of the country

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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

Tickets are now available in Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

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The South West School of Dance presents Broadway & Beyond
30th May - 1st June 2019

 at Strode Theatre, Street

30th & 31st May - 7pm

1st June - 2pm and 7pm

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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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Bath Festival Weekend - Music
1st-2nd June 2019

An extravaganza of music, family fun, artisan food and drink
at the Bath Recreation Ground

Saturday 1 June
Clean Bandit - Mabel, Jaboc Banks, Raleigh Ritchie, Jaz Karis, Another Sky, Balcony, Little Thief

Sunday 2nd June
Van Morrison, Corinne Bailey Rae, Hothouse Flowers, MF Robots, Tom Speight, Renegade Brass Band, The Desert, Michael Clark
Plus Poet's corner, Kids area and lots more

Tel 01225 463362

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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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Home Farm Fest - Chilthorne Domer
7th-9th June 2019

Welcome to the Home Farm Fest website! This will be updated more as we get closer to HFF14, but please use it to find out more about what we have going on during the Festival, and answers to any questions you may have!

Originating in 2006, Home Farm Fest, set in the grounds of Somerset-based Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer, is the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity we run, the Piers Simon Appeal, raising money for its main initiative School in a Bag. The 13 festivals have raised over £405,700 thanks to the generosity of the amazing bands/artists/performers who play for FREE and all the volunteers who help run the festival, to support our cause.

Our Friday night is a little different and we encourage that you come along in your ‘Posh Wears & Wellies’ to dance the night away and start the weekend off in fine style! It’s great fun so join us if you fancy but it’s by no means compulsory – just don’t be surprised it you see people in their wellies and fineries!

We look forward to seeing you on June 7th/8th/9th this year and helping celebrate 10 years of School in a Bag!

All we ask (apart from having lots of fun!) is that you please keep the farm tidy, recycle your rubbish in the correct bins, respect our neighbours and support our charity-run bars and the food vendors we have on-site.

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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
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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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Opera Up Close present Donizetti's Mary Queen of Scots
22nd June 2019

or Maria Stuarda

New orchestration - Paul McKenzie
New English version - Robin Norton-Hale

Set and Costume design - Kate Lane

at 18.30hrs

at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury 

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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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Frome Festival 2019
5th-14th July 2019

Headlining acts this year include DJ Judge Jules, with a ten-piece live band in an opening night party on the Friday 5th July; followed by major indie act The Coral, on Monday 8th, and on Friday 12th July, the chart- topping Scouting for Girls, all at the Cheese and Grain.

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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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International Air Day
13th July 2019

at Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton

Tickets will be available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre 

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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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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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