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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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Coppicing at Cheddar Woods with SWT
18th October 2017

10.30am to 3pm

please book: neil.watson@somersetwildlife.org or 01823 652471

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Tor Hills Wells - Geological Mapping Walk
18th October 2017

3.15pm to 4.45pm

Wells and Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green

please book - Queries and phone bookings to Somerset Earth Science Centre 01749840156 or email gill@earrthsciencecentre.org.uk

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Croscombe - Drumming Group
18th October 2017

Mendip All Drummers djembe hand-drumming community group meet

every Wednesday
from 10am to 1pm
at Crocombe Village Hall, Fayreway, Croscombe

Contact Charles on 07881304609 or email charles.johnson72@aol.co.uk for information

Oakhill - History Talk
18th October 2017

Oakhill Village Hall

7.30pm

Andy Sanders on "Men of Mendip Go to Fight the Zulu"

£2 including refreshments and all proceeds will go to Binegar Church. 

Shepton Mallet WI Meeting
18th October 2017

Shepton Mallet WI Meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Hall, Shepton Mallet commencing at 7.30pm

Our speaker will be giving a talk and demonstration on wood turning.

Non members welcome at 7.30pm
 

Health Walk - Shepton Mallet
18th October 2017

Meet at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road

meet at 10am for 10.15am departure

Steady paced walk of about 1 hour around Shepton Mallet.

The Craft 4 Crafters Show
19th-21st October 2017

at Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN

Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st October 2017

Open from 10am to 5pm each day

150 Craft Supply Businesses, Guilds and Groups
75+ craft workshop classes including demos and make & takes
now larger with 2 exhibitions halls

Advance Saver Tickets available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Centre

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Frome - Guys & Dolls
19th-21st October 2017

Guys & Dolls is on Merlin Theatre, Frome

19th, 20th & 21st October

7.45pm

Tickets cost £12.50, and £10.50 concessions

Box Office 01373465949

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Friday - Shepton Mallet Market
20th October 2017

Within the heart of Shepton Mallet surrounding the market cross

9am to 2pm

Great selection of vegetables, vegetable plants, artisan chesses, fish, pet supplies and much more.

for more information contact: neighbourhoodservices@mendip.gov.uk or 0300 303 8588.  

Speaking in signs; The life and Work of Otto Neurath
20th October 2017

An evening talk by Prof Michelle Henning 

7.30pm to 9pm

At The Shambles, Market House, Castle Cary BA7 7AH

Admission £5

All are welcome

Tickets from Mike Henning 01749860352 mike@henning1.plus.com

The Circus of Horrors - Wookey Hole Theatre
20th-21st October 2017

The show that stormed into the finals of Britains Got Talent. Now a West End and worldwide smash with its brand new show.
"You have to see this. One day something will go wrong and you'll want to say you were there when it did".

Awoken by Ouija board, a Voodoo curse causes devastation in New Orleans! While the city sleeps, the night creatures rule the underworld with bizarre circus acts, devilish rock and the darkest of magic.

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, contains some nudity and langauge of an adult theme.

Show starts DEAD at 8pm on Friday 20th October but
on Saturday 21st October show starts at 6pm and 9pm

Tickets available from 01749672243 or www.wookey.co.uk or ticket master 08444993666 or their ticketmaster website 

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Othery - Art Lecture
21st October 2017

"History of Art: the Bigger Picture" a new lecture series presented by Joanna Cobb, MA, independent art historian and member of the Association for Art History.
Introductory lecture

7.30pm - 9.30pm
Keinton Manderville Village Hall

for more information please contact Joanna on 01458 832178 or email ericjoanna@waitrose.com

Wishbone Ash
21st October 2017

Classic Rock Twin Guitar Legends Wishbone Ash 
now featuring new young guitar sensation Mark Abrahams (ex Saxon)

Doors 8pm
Advance Tickets £19.00 on the door £22.00

Box Office 01373455420 or Raves the Grave

plus Tour Support - Award winning Canadian One-Man Blues Star Steve Hill and support "Hard Shoulder"

at the Cheese and Grain, Frome

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Shepton Area - Men's Shed
24th October 2017

 Fancy getting out of the house once a week?
Doing something enjoyable...interesting....even useful?
Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed starting on
Tuesday 12th September

10am to 12 noon

At Barley house (Somerset Care & Repair premises)
Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE

Secret World - October Half Term Wild Academy
24th-26th October 2017

Inspire your children's curiosity and love of British wildlife

Join us for fun, hands-on workshops this October half term as we explore the wonders of Autumn and the animal rescue of Secret World, through games, crafts, stories and outdoor activities

Wild Academy Autumn Wonders - Tuesday 24 October

The Wild and Deadly Show - Wednesday 25 October

Wild Academy:Rescue Rangers - Thursday 26 October

£6 per child per session - need accompanying adult
book early as spaces limited

Book via Secret World Website

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Spooktacular at Collett Park
25th October 2017

Ghostly Treasure Hunt, Tin Can Alley, Pumpkin Carving, Splat the Rat, Fancy Dress Competition, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, and everything spooky

11am onwards at Collett Park Cafe for spooky treats and games

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Family Fossil Fun and Moons Hill Quarry Tours at SESC, Stoke St Michael
25th October 2017

10am to 3pm

at Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moons Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU

Painting fossils, making clay fossils, explore the Mendip Rocks and tour inside a working Mendip quarry to see the oldest Mendip rocks. Discvoer the "Step back in time geological trail" in the woods.

Refreshments available, bring your own lunch
Boots/waterproofs for quarry tours.

Further information available from Somerset Earth Science Centre 01749840156 or email gill@earrthsciencecentre.org.uk 

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Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive - Halloween Special
25th October 2017

For Adults and Children 8+

Choose to copt or to be inpsired by own designs or create your own Halloween needle felted picture or 3D Halloween inspired model with this simple and versatile crafting technique.

11 - 1pm

All workshops at the Hive, 41-43 High Street, Shepton Mallet
and last for 2 hours.
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop for one item. All places (adults and children 8+) are including basic starter kit or £15 if your bring your own.

All children 8+ will need to be accompanied by an adult, and both need to book a place please at the same rates as above.

Limited to 10 places only per workshop so book early by leaving a £10 deposit per person at the Hive.

If the list is full when you get there, please leave your contact details or get in touch with me and I will arrange another group if there is enough demand.
Jo - 07792831835

Ghost Walk Tour around Shepton
27th October 2017

A gentle stroll around Shepton historical buildings for a tale of ghosts. You are guided by an undertaker.

7.15pm meet at St Peters & St Pauls Church, Shepton

Halfway round, the group pop into The Dusthole for a drink, so please bring money.

Due to the terrain and darkness please wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring a small torch.

last approx 2 hours

£10 per person

Pop into Shepton Tourist Centre for your tickets

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Friday - Shepton Mallet Market
27th October 2017

Within the heart of Shepton Mallet surrounding the market cross

9am to 2pm

Great selection of vegetables, vegetable plants, artisan chesses, fish, pet supplies and much more.

for more information contact: neighbourhoodservices@mendip.gov.uk or 0300 303 8588.  

Fun Fossil Friday at Burnham Library with SECS
27th October 2017

10.30am to 12 noon

Family fun session, stories and learn about rocks and fossils with Somerset Earth Science Centre team.

FREE

Booking recommended email: bhmlib@somerset.gov.uk or 03001232224
 

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Fun Fossil Friday at Cheddar Library with SECS
27th October 2017

 2pm to 3.30pm

Family fun session, stories and learn about rocks and fossils ith Somerset Earth Science Centre team

FREE

Booking recommended: chelib@somerset.gov.uk or tel 03001232224

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Take That - The Ultimate Tribute
28th October 2017

Strode Theatre, Street

Direct from London's West End the Ultimate Tribute to TAKE THAT

featuring: Relight my Fire, Shine, Rule the World, Babe, Sure, It only takes a minute girl, A million love songs, Everything changes, The Flood, Patience, Never forget, Could it be magic, Back for good, Pray, Up all night, How deep is your love, Love aint here anymore and more.....

Box Office: 01458 442846

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Wells - Ghost Walk of Wells
28th October 2017

at 7pm

leaving from possibly the most haunted building in the city, The Crown, Market Place.

Adults £6 / Children £2 (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more information visit our website or phone 01749 672438 mobile 07961159122

Wells Walking Tours - helping you to get the most out of your visit to England's smallest City.

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Hot Fuzz Film Location Tour in Wells
28th October 2017

 See all the key film locations in Sandford
Follow in the footsteps of Nicholas Angel (or should that be Angle?)

at 1pm

leaving the Crown, Market Place, Wells

£6 per person (under 16's £2)

for more information contact Wells Walking Tours on 01749672438/07961159122 or visit our website

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Mendip Rocks! Festival Finale at Wells Musuem:
28th October 2017

"A Blast from the Past" Geo talks and lunch

9.30am to 4pm

please book - Queries and phone bookings to Somerset Earth Science Centre 01749840156 or email gill@earrthsciencecentre.org.uk

£15 to include ploughman's lunch 

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John Mayall in Concert
28th October 2017

plus special guest The Buddy Whittington Band 

at the Cheese & Grain

at 9.30pm

Box Office; 01373455420

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Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive - Pumpkin House and Foxes
28th October 2017

For Adults and Children 8+

Choose to copy or to be inpsired by own designs or create your own needle felted 3D Fox or Pumpkin House.

2 - 4pm

All workshops at the Hive, 41-43 High Street, Shepton Mallet
and last for 2 hours.
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop for one item. All places (adults and children 8+) are including basic starter kit or £15 if your bring your own.

All children 8+ will need to be accompanied by an adult, and both need to book a place please at the same rates as above.

Limited to 10 places only per workshop so book early by leaving a £10 deposit per person at the Hive.

If the list is full when you get there, please leave your contact details or get in touch with me and I will arrange another group if there is enough demand.
Jo - 07792831835

Shepton Area - Men's Shed
31st October 2017

Fancy getting out of the house once a week?
Doing something enjoyable...interesting....even useful?
Spanner or screwdriver? Paintbrush or computer? Head or hands?

Come along to the new Shepton Area Men's Shed

10am to 12 noon

At Barley house (Somerset Care & Repair premises)
Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE

Oh What A Night - The New Jersey Boys
2nd November 2017

The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy

A Family show playing to sell out audiences and standing ovations

7.30pm

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Tickets £19 / £18 concs
Tel 01823414141

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Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
4th-5th November 2017

At the Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, BA4 6QN

4th & 5th November 2017

Gates open from 9.30am to 4pm

Live Restoration
Hundreds of cars on display
Specialist Traders and Autojumble
Owners' Clubs Auction
Classic Car Park
Kit Car Hall

Buy your tickets in advance from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information & Heritage Centre at £8 - U16's go FREE and save 20%

Usui Reiki I Training
4th November 2017

at Hidden Treasures, Commerical Road, Shepton Mallet

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5 November 2017 

This is a two day course taught by Jo Munroe, an experienced Reiki Master.

Reiki I is about focusing on your own healing and well-being as a step towards treating others. You will receive Reiki attunements and learn techniques for hands on healing.

Full manual and certificate included in the cost

Having Reiki I entitles you to train for Reiki II (taught here in the Spring 2018) and to join in with the Reiki Circles held here on the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month to deepen your experience and practice.

Cost £135 per person

To find out more and to book, please contact Jo on 07792831835 or call in at the shop or visit my website

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Shepton Mallet Firework Display and Bonfire Night
4th November 2017

7pm

West Shepton Playing Fields

Tickets on sale at Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

Sorry, no parking on site this year

 

SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
8th November 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

AGM ''Bondage'' by Sarah Villiers


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

Free refreshments at about 9pm

Shepton Mallet U3A
9th November 2017

Monthly speaker meetings at the The Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices

All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: Members £1.50 - Guests £2.50

Ben Kane - "Hadrian's Wall"

Ben will give a talk and slideshow on his walk along Hadrian's Wall.

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ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR IN THE WEST COUNTRY
10th November 2017

Friday 10 November to Sunday 12 November 2017

Royal Bath & West Showground
BA4 6QN

Fri - 12 noon - 5pm 10 (Fri ticket allows entry Sat & Sun)
Sat - 9am - 5pm 5
Sun - 10am - 4pm - 5

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The Bishop's Palace Christmas Artisan Markets
10th-12th November 2017

10 - 12th November 2017

Open 10am - 4pm

at the Bishop's Palace

Jewellery / Ceramics /Painting / Textiles / Gifts / Decoupage /
Woodwork / Sewing / Stained glass / Felting / Art / Cards
Toys

Special discounted entry £6
0174998811 ext 200

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Fundraising Dinner for Family Counselling Trust
11th November 2017

The Swan Hotel in Wells is hosting a special fundraising dinner for the Family Counselling Trust

The event which will feature a fund raising auction and raffle, starts at 7pm and includes a 3 course dinner with coffee.

Children and adolescents may experience a range of difficulties in growing up. Sometimes these are related to family relationship issues, school or peer pressures. The Family Counselling Trust offers a grant-supported service for children, adolescents and families where there are emotional, behavioural or other mental health problems. The Trust is available in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Funds are raised through subscriptions from private individuals, special fund-raising events such as this or donations from charitable trusts.

Tickets are priced at £30 per person are available from Zoe at the Swan Hotel on 01749 836300.

Guests will be seated at tables of 8. Special diets are catered for separately.


http://www.familycounsellingtrust.org/

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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
11th November 2017

BACH - Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
VIVALDI - Gloria in D major, RV 589 
VIVALDI - Concerto in A minor for 2 violins and strings, Op.3, no 6 (L'Estro Armonico), RV 522


7pm at Wells Cathedral

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

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Shepton Mallet Carnival
15th November 2017

It's a magical experience, come along and enjoy this free event.

Bath Mozart Fest
18th-25th November 2017

At the Assembly Rooms, Bath Abbey, Guildhall and The Forum

10th to 18th November 2017

Tickets available from Box Office: 01225 463362
see our website for details of all the concerts taking place over the period of 10th to 18th November

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Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive - Snowman or Angel
18th November 2017

For Adults and Children 8+

Choose to copy or to be inpsired by own designs or create your own needle felted 3D Snowman or Angel.

2 - 4pm

All workshops at the Hive, 41-43 High Street, Shepton Mallet
and last for 2 hours.
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop for one item. All places (adults and children 8+) are including basic starter kit or £15 if your bring your own.

All children 8+ will need to be accompanied by an adult, and both need to book a place please at the same rates as above.

Limited to 10 places only per workshop so book early by leaving a £10 deposit per person at the Hive.

If the list is full when you get there, please leave your contact details or get in touch with me and I will arrange another group if there is enough demand.
Jo - 07792831835  

SHEPTON MALLET SUNDAY MARKET
19th November 2017

Independent, Artisan Traders

10am - 3pm

Produce, Crafts, Gifts, Food, Drink, Music

please support your market

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Westcountry Christmas Equine Fair 2017
2nd-3rd December 2017

9am to 5pm at

Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

Indoor Arena
Beta Equestrain Knowledge Zone
Breed Village and Heavy Horse Area
Shopping Village - over 200 companies all indoors in 2 halls.

visit their website for more details and prices

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Shepton Mallet U3A
7th December 2017

Monthly speaker meetings at the The Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices

All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: Members £1.50 - Guests £2.50

Tim Lewis - The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomine - Bridgwater
9th December 2017

Reamba Productions and Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre presents

Jack & the Beanstalk -Family pantomine adventure

9th - 23rd December 2017

Box Office - 01823414141

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Wells Cathedral - Oratorio Society presents:
9th December 2017

Early booking is recommended for the annual performance of one of the greatest choral works of all times, Handel's Messiah

HANDEL - Messiah

7pm in Wells Cathedral

Ticket prices £12 - £28 available from our website or Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office (01749672773) and at the door

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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
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

Christmas Market at Collett Park
16th December 2017

Santa's Grotto, All Day Hot Food, Bouncy Castle, and much more at our stocking filler market

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SHEPTON MALLET SUNDAY MARKET
17th December 2017

Independent, Artisan Traders

10am - 3pm

Produce, Crafts, Gifts, Food, Drink, Music

please support your market

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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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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

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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SHEPTON MALLET LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
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

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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