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Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells
Programme runs from June - Sept 2019

Different levels of abilities, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, ranging from 30-60 mins, 1-1.5 hrs, or more than 1.5hrs

Please check our website for information
Tel 07855 283 855 or email jsmith@sasp.co.uk or
pop into Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre to get a cipy of the programme

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Shepton Mallet - Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club
The first Wednesday of each month in The Brasserie at 9.30am

The club welcomes serving members and veterans of Her Majesty's Forces to get together for a brew, banter and a butty. If you have not joined us previously email raygjsmith@gmail.com. If you know a veteran who would enjoy a morning out with like minded people again email raygjsmith@gmail.com and provide their contact details

Day Centre for over 50's - Shepton Mallet
To be held on the first three Mondays of every month starting from 7th January 2019
10am - 2pm
at St Michael's Church Community Room, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BP
£12.50 entrance fee
Buffet lunch included

Step4ward-in2growth day centre is open to over 50's in the local area who want to access day centre services, also available for early dementia diagnosis, health issues and additional needs. Providing activities and companionship. Somewhere you can make new friends, have some fun in a relaxed setting where you are able to enjoy mature and friendly company in the local community. Activities include interactive music sessions, arts and crafts, reminiscence groups, guest speakers, chair based exercise, board games, bingo and much more

To access or register for this day centre service contact Becky Watson on 07737331174 alternatively email Becky at step4ward-in2growth@mail.com

Chair-based Mature Movers in Shepton Mallet
Fun chair based session, with a range of gentle movements. Suitable for all

From Thursday 28th March 
10.30 to 11.30am
Cost £4
This class will be held at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

run by Somerset Age UK

For more information please call Ageing Well at Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626
email: ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk

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Open Family Evening - Shepton Mallet Bowls and Tennis Club
Every Friday from 5.30pm - next to Collect Park

Celebrate and support your local club from teenagers to parents to grandparents.

All welcome

Bowls coaches on hand
Bar available
No booking required just turn up 

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Mendip Ramblers - Spring and Summer Programme
Mendip Ramblers walks are open to anyone interested.
Newcomers are welcome to join us for two or three walks without committment. After that they may be asked to become a member of the Ramblers.
Our programme aims to give full and accurate details of our walks so that members can choose walks to their liking and within their capabilities. We have regular Thursday and Sunday walks and sometimes Fridays walks. We have social evetns, weekends away and holidays. Take a look our latest programme for details.

please see our website

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Shepton Mallet Lido
Shaftsgate Avenue, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5YA
Tel: 01749 347851

Opening Hours
Monday 12:00-19:00
Tuesday 07:00-19:00
Wednesday 12:00-19:00
Thursday 12:00-19:00
Friday 12:00-19:00
Saturday 11:00-19:00
Sunday 11:00-19:00 

Adult £5.50
Child £3.75
Membership fees available

Focus on Fitness:
Aqua Fit - Wednesday's - 18:00 to 18:45
£5.50 per session - free for fusion and lido members

Learn to Swim: at our Swim School
Monday 19th - 23rd August
Learn a life saving skills
£30 for 5 lessons
10am - 10.30am - Level 1
10.30am - 11am - Level 2
1-2-1 lessons also available

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like listening to music - check out the site
At Sofar, we like to ask: who's ever been to a bad gig?

For some, the crowd was too loud or maybe the beer was warm. For others, the sound system wasn't doing the artist justice. Or maybe someone was in the line of view, snapping selfies all night. Whatever the experience, it just wasn't what you hoped or expected. The magic of a live event experience has been lost.

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

In 2009, Rafe Offer invited some friends over to a London flat for a low-key, intimate gig. Eight people gathered in the living room to listen to live music performed by friend and musician Dave Alexander. They shared a drink, and sat on the floor, attentively listening to the music. The room was so quiet, you could hear the clock ticking in the background.

Quickly, what started as a hobby in London spread into a global community for artists and audiences to come together in unique and welcoming spaces - with an added element of surprise - to share, discover, create and, hopefully make a friend or find their new favorite band along the way.

Today, Sofar Sounds is a community of thousands of artists, hosts, fans, travelers and more, putting on hundreds of secret, intimate events per month, across 436 cities around the world.

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Farrington Gurney Weekly Car Boot Sale - Every Sunday
Join us for our regular car boot sale in aid of local charities. 9am – 12pm.
at Farrington Gurney Farm Shop (at the rear)
£1 entry for buyers.
Sellers are on a donation basis.
No need to book, just turn up on the day from 8am. Unfortunately we cannot accept food stalls.

Looking forward to seeing you all there to grab a bargain! 

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Friends in Grief - Dorothy House
A community based drop-in service where all people who are bereaved are welcome

Every Wednesday
10am - 12pm
at Shepton Mallet Brasserie & Cafe Bar, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet

Free of charge and no need to book, just come along

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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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Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Beauty and the Beast (PG)
17th August 2019

 Held at the Alfred Gilbert Trust, on the lawn right next to Clarks Village in Street.

The 2017 live action remake of the Disney classic went on to be a classic in its own right.

Licensed bar on the site, as well as the chance to buy popcorn and candy floss

Tickets cost £12 for a standard ticket, £9 for a child, and £38 for family ticket

Deckchairs available to hire for £5 but people are able to bring in blankets too, if they'd rather sit on these.

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East Somerset Railway - Family Day - Book Characters
17th August 2019

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

(If you are unable to dress up, then we accept a super impression of their favourite book character!)

Kids it is time to be your favourite character from a book! Whether you want to cast a spell like Harry Potter, have fun as a Dr Seuss character, or even be one of The Railway Children now's your time to shine.

Standard ticket prices apply and please collect your ice cream voucher when you buy your tickets at the Ticket Office to redeem against an 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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Stokefest at Stoke St Michael
17th August 2019

from 1pm
at Stoke St Michael playing field

Music from 9.30pm: David 9 Lunas, Desmonds Dawn, Amfer's, John D Revelator, Montpelier, Band, Rodney Branigan, Contraband

Fun Dog show , (10 classes from 1.30pm)
Have a go agility ring, dog scurry
Drumming workshop, circus skills, face paints, glitter bar, children's entertainer, and a variety of music all afternoon and evening, tea and cake, children's entertainment, food (fish and chips, BBQ, Hog raost, and beef brisket), bars, stalls

Somerset Clay Shoot at Mendip Shooting Ground
17th August 2019

Join us for a day of clay pigeon shooting in Somerset.

The shoot takes place at Mendip Shooting Ground, a family business, established in 1950. They offer some of the best clay shooting in the west of England.

A team of four guns costs £160. Lunch is £10 per person.

For tickets and more information, please contact Alan Forestier-Walker on 01373 464 633 or alanfw@gmail.com

Pop Up Bookshop at Stourhead
17th-18th August 2019

11am to 4pm
Join us as we celebrate pre-loved books with our pop up shop by visitor reception and Granary bookshop

FREE

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Wells Repair Cafe
17th August 2019

10am to 12 at St Thomas' Church Hall
Bring your items for repair by our volunteers
Stalls from Sustainable Wells and others
Refreshments
All welcome 

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs at Cheese and Grain
17th August 2019

The Newcastle based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last 5 years - have made a second album in "King of Cowards" which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits 

Doors 8pm
£12.50 advance plus service charge
at Cheese & Grain

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Yonder Brewery Tap at Rookery Farm, Binegar
17th August 2019

 We are opening up the doors to the brewery once again and invite you to join us for beers, fresh from the tanks.

We will be pouring new releases, old favourites, and to top it off, this time we will be joined by Bristol’s own Junkyard Smoke, who will be providing American style smokehouse barbecue.

12pm to 8pm

Rookery Farm, Binegar, BA3 4UL

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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.

South West Chese Awards
Livestock
Poultry & Eggs
Show Jumping
Scurry Racing
Food Halls
Rural Crafts
Vintage Vehicles
Arts & Crafts
Somerset Cider Championship
Flower Show & Floral Art
Dog and Duck Display

Pedestrians free entry - £15 car parking fees apply - £13 early bird parking tickets available from www.bradsons.co.uk

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Bubble Day - Farrington
18th August 2019

 Role up, role up for our first ever bubble day!! We have a bubbleologist with us all day, who will be making an array of bubbles including giant bubbles, bubble clouds, smoke bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles! We will also be having balloon modelling, bubble wand making, bubble painting and lots more!

Open from 10am - 3.30pm.

Farrington Farm & Cafe Shop, Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB

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Blackmoor Lead Mining Walk
18th August 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A guided walk led by Richard Frost, Chair of the Mendip Society to discover the history of the Mendip lead mining industry at Charterhouse.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Not suitable for individuals in mobility devices or children under 10.

Park in Blackmoor Reserve Car park.

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

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Hypnotherapy - Solution focused - Alan Woollard
18th August 2019

I will be at the Mid Somerset Show in Shepton Mallet - you can find me on the Mendip Chiropractic Stand in the Upper Field

Stop by to have a chat and question me about hypnotherapy or ask how the brain works

Free Playing in the Park - Collett Park
20th August 2019

Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm

Come and join some fun family games. An opportunity for both parents /carer and children to join in and have some free fun time together.

for more information, please contact Jo Smith on jsmith@sasp.co.uk or 07855 283855

Children must be accompanied by an adult  

Holly & Hawthorn Forest School
20th August 2019

 A not for profit community group delivering Forest School, Outdoor Play & Education

based in Shepton Mallet
Summer Holiday Sessions
10am to 2pm
for children aged 5-11 years old.
£15 per child per session
Limited places so please book early to avoice disappointment

Tel 07963078024 (text message is best)
for a booking form contact - Forest School Leader - Kaye Watts
Email smforestschool@yahoo.co.uk

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
20th August 2019

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

3.30pm to 4.30pm
at Shepton Mallet Library

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

Arnhem and the Double Hill Disaster, 75th Anniversary at Somerset Coalfield Life, Radstock Museum
20th August - 26th November 2019

On the 17th September 1944 an armada of planes and gliders, took for off airfields in the south of England carrying paratroopers and their equipment as part of Operation Market Garden, Field Marshall Montgomery's plan to seize a number of bridges to create a route into Germany for allied troops to help bring about the end of the Second World War.

As glider RJ113, on its way to help capture the Arnhem Road Bridge, reached Paulton it appeared to break up in mid-air and plummeted to the ground, exploding on the field called Double Hall betwen Paulton and Farrington Gurney. All the 21 Royal Engineers and the two pilots on board were killed.

To mark this 75th Anniversary of this disaster Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum will tell the story of The Battle of Arnhem and of how the first soldiers lost in the battle died in a Somerset field

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Mendip Rocks - 10th Anniversary Open Day & Fossil Fun at SESC
21st August 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Open day at Somerset Earth Science Centre to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Centre, chance to come and visit and find out what we have to offer for the local community. Fossil ID with Peter Hardy and Simon Carpenter. Mendip Minerals (Russell Society). There will be tours of Moons Hill Quarry which you will be able to sign up for on the day. Family activities include fossil crafts and there will be the chance to explore quarry vehicles.

Also included will be the final day of the Geological Art Exhibition “Marking Time” with local Somerset artists.

Car parking at SESC. Refreshments available – tea, cake and rolls, or welcome to bring own picnic lunch.

Walking boots or wellies, long sleeved tops and no shorts for quarry tours please. Bookings for tours on the day on the door. Tours 10.30am, 11.30am 1.30pm and 2.30pm. (Not suitable for children under 5 years).

Please register – free event, but donations welcome.

Info: adel@earthsciencecentre.org.uk 01749 840156

www.earthsciencecentre.org.uk

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Family Fun Day Woodland Survival - Carymoor Environmental
21st August 2019

Head into the woods with us for orienteering, fire-lighting, marshmallow toasting, den-building, whittling and team challenges that would even test Bear Grylls!

10AM until 2PM.

Suitable for children aged 4-11 and their parents or carers. The cost is £8 per person or £25 for a family of four.

Advanced booking is essential. Please call 01963 351350 or email education@carymoor.org.uk.

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Earthwise Summer Forest
21st-22nd August 2019

Two days of fun in the forest for 5-8 year olds* on Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd August (10am-3pm) in Torhill Woods in Wells.

Over the two days children will have the opportunity to safely use a range of hand-tools for green-wood working, crafting something to take home; cook snacks over the fire; use a fire-striker to light a fire, play woodland games, get physical on the rope swings, rope ladders, hammock; get messy in the mud kitchen and explore!

It's the perfect antidote the the school classroom!

As Forest School leaders, we ensure the days are as child-led as possible - encouraging the children to explore, play, make and learn, with whatever sparks their interest, both independently and together as a group.

Torhill Wood, Torhill Lane, BA5 Wells, Somerset

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Summer Forest Fun in Wells
21st-22nd August 2019

Two days of fun in the forest for 5-8 year olds

10am - 3pm at Torhill Woods in Wells

During the two days the activities will include:
use a range of hand-tools for green-wood working
crafting something to take home
cook snacks over the fire
use a fire-striker to light a fire
play woodland games
get physical on the rope swings
rope ladders & hammock
get messy in the mud kitchen
and lots of exploring!
The children will be encouraged by the Forest School Leaders to explore, play, make and learn, with whatever sparks their interest, both independently and together as a group.

* Age-range
This event is for children aged 5-8 years old however we do welcome siblings that fall slightly outside this age-bracket (NB. all 4 year olds must be 'school age').

Siblings are entitled to a 10% discount on bookings (NB. Both tickets receive 10% off). Please use the promotional code 'Sibling'

The Old Stores Studio - Summer Family Workshop - Art & Craft Make and Take for all ages
22nd August 2019

2 - 5pm

£5

further details and bookings/enquiries

theoldstorestudios@gmail.com
Stduio (Nik): 07841437713 or Events (Maria): 07801276750 

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019
22nd-26th August 2019

The National Heritiage Show near Blandford, Dorset

The world's leading and largest heritage event, showcasing Great Britain's rich industrial, agricultural and leisure industry.

The City of Lincoln Engines, World War 1 & 2 Special displays

Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre has tickets available

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A Guided Meditation - Introductory session in Evercreech
22nd August 2019

Enjoy a relaxing evening with Dee in Evercreech
No experience required - limited spaces. Please book in advance

from 7.00pm to 8.15pm
£8 including tea and herbal teas.
An introduction to meditation. A Guided Meditation to enhance confidence and trust, connecting with colour and nature. No experience required for these introductory sessions, just come along and enjoy the evening.

Contact Dee Banton Tel 01749 831443 or 07837897478
email info@reikienlightenment.co.uk
Haven Cottage, 5 High Street, Evercreech, BA4 6HZ

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Holly & Hawthorn Forest School
22nd August 2019

 A not for profit community group delivering Forest School, Outdoor Play & Education

based in Shepton Mallet
Summer Holiday Sessions
10am to 2pm
for children aged 5-11 years old.
£15 per child per session
Limited places so please book early to avoice disappointment

Tel 07963078024 (text message is best)
for a booking form contact - Forest School Leader - Kaye Watts
Email smforestschool@yahoo.co.uk

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Exploring Fairy Cave Quarry Walk with Armchair Caving Talk
22nd August 2019

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This beautifully named quarry has become renowned for its important cave systems. Walk around the quarry to see the caves then visit them safely from your chair! The walk will be followed by a short slideshow at the Somerset Earth Science Centre with refreshments.

This is an easy going walk around the disused quarry floor led by Peter Glanvill, caver and photographer suitable for all ages except very small children. Those interested in natural history might want to bring binoculars.

Not suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users.

There is limited parking at the Quarry, alternative parking is available at the Somerset Earth Science Centre, please arrive at 1.30pm and we can arrange transport across.

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

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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.

"The Kid Who Would Be King" showing

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Love Me for a Reason - The Osmonds Merrill and Jay at Cheese & Grain
23rd August 2019

The Osmonds successful recording careers, have resulted in them having sold over 100 millions albums worldwide and have 59 Gold and Platinum records to their credit. Merrill and Jay are entering their sixth decade performing as the Osmonds. This will be their last UK club show as a duo.

£32.50 in advance / £70 meet and greet plus service charge.

Doors 7pm
at Cheese and Grain 

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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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East Somerset Railway - The Way We Were
24th-26th August 2019

Throughout this lovely weekend we celebrate rural life surrounding a county station in the 1930's – 1950's.

There will be people dressed in period costume, music and entertainment, wartime re-enactments, a street party and traditional children's games. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

Enjoy riding our glorious steam train, visit our Engine Shed and Workshop, look around our shop and have something to eat in the Whistlestop Café. We will also have Driver for a Tenner and our Miniature Railway running, plus the Signal Box will be open.

Trains run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply and tickets will be available on the day.

Step back in time and join us at the Friendly Steam Railway!

We are always looking for new exhibitors. If you would like to take part in this weekend please email the ESR Office for an application form: info@eastsomersetrailway.com

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Mendip Ramblers - August Bank Holiday
24th-26th August 2019

You will need a boots, a hat, some water and a sandwich when you join in our annual August Bank Holiday Walking Festival based in Shepton Mallet this year

There will be a choice of four walks each day, all start ing from Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre on Whitstone Road where there is ample free parking.

There are two short walks each day, as well as longer walks of seven or 11 miles. The short walks of three to four miles are ideal for those who want to enjoy a leisurely pace.

Children with their families and new walkers are especially welcome.
Tea and cake will be your reward.

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THE ANCIENT SPRINGS OF WELLS: HOW OLD ARE THEY? - A GEO-WALK
24th August 2019

Discover how the water and history of this beautiful small city are linked as you stroll around the ancient sites. Walk includes examination of geological features linked to different episodes of fluid-rock interaction in the Carboniferous and Triassic rocks of Tor Hill Woods - evidence of early Wells springs?

Walk will be led by Doug Robinson, local geologist and retired lecturer from Bristol University, through Tor Hill Woods. Half the route will be along established footpaths (steep sections in places) and then half on the footpath alongside the B3139, Wells-Dulcote road.

Distance: 2km

Suitable for adults (useful to have some geological background)

Meet at ST55437 45810, parking in Wells or at layby along B3139 (ST55707 45523)

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

Meet the Experts: FOSSIL IDENTIFICATION with Simon Carpenter and Richard Ashley at Radstock Museum
24th August 2019

11.30 to 2pm
at Radstock Museum

Bring your fossil treasures to the Museum to find out what they are.

Local fossil expert and collector, Simon Carpenter, together with Richard Ashley will be at the Museum between 11:30am and 2pm to help identify any rocks, fossils or minerals you may have.

Simon will be bringing a selection of his own fossils to show our visitors and there will be a number of fossils to give away.

Simon, who has a some fossils named after him including a large sea-going reptile, says “I’ve been collecting fossils all my life and always keen to see what others have found. We are particularly lucky to be living in an area with such a rich geological history. Within a stones’ throw of Radstock we have rocks that cover almost 400 million years of Earth’s history. So, I would encourage you to come in and bring any rocks, fossils or minerals you have, that need a positive identification”.

If you do come into Radstock Museum with your objects, you may be asked to leave them on loan for a month if they are unusual or rare and the museum may display them securely before returning them to you. This would only happen with your agreement.

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Meet the Experts: THE MILESTONE SOCIETY with Janet Dowding & Richard Raynsford at Radstock Museum
24th August 2019

2pm to 4pm at Radstock Museum

Unlike listed buildings, milestones are usually too small to have their own ‘Friends’. Since 2001, the Milestone Society’s volunteers have been collating information on milestones and learning the most appropriate ways of caring for these quirky lumps of rock and rusting metal sitting quietly by the wayside. Way markers are fast disappearing; around 9000 are thought to survive in the UK. Most were removed or defaced in World War II to baffle potential German invaders and not all were replaced afterwards. Many have been demolished as roads have been widened, or have been victims of collision damage, or have been smashed by hedge-cutters or flails. Janet & Richard will showcase the work of the Milestone Society in preserving these transport treasures.

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Meet The Experts: FIMO FUN with Sue Mills at Radstock Museum
24th August 2019

2pm to 4pm at Radstock Museum

Sue works with Fimo, a form of polymer clay that was the first modelling clay that could be hardened in the oven. Originating in Germany, it was initially considered by world-famous doll maker, Kathe Kruse, who wanted to be able to add as much detail as possible to a doll’s heads.

As you can see from Sue’s work, it allows for creating intricate designs, fun shapes and a fabulous array of products, some of which will be on show at the museum.

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Meet the Sikhs - Wells
24th August 2019

12 - 4pm
free event
Cathedral Green, Wells
Organised by Wells Rotary & Khalsa Aid
Children's Sikh storytelling, Panjabi Dhol (Drums), chapatti workshop, rotary projects, Eternal Taal, food, turban tying, Sikhi Awareness, and free hot veggie food
Display and info about Rotary Activities
Display on defibrillators - water survival box
Polio eradication (Purple 4polio)
Reaching the unreached (RTU) India Project - Reindeer parade and boules
Details at website

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Wings & Wheels at Henstridge Airfield
24th August 2019

"Unarmed into Battle"...75th Anniversary of the AOPs from D-Day to the Rhine

Salute to the "little planes" - Wings & Wheels"
at Henstridge Airfield, BA8 0TN - just off the A30
Gates open at 10am - free car park

Around 100 vintage and classic aircraft "walk-round" and close up viewing.

Superb classic car and vitnage transport show
Trade stands
Adults £5 - accompanied under 16's free
Hot & cold snacks
Clubhouse open all

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Outdoor Film Festival Day Three - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again- 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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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
25th August 2019

One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectables, vintage articles and unique finds.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Outfield Festival - Midsomer Norton
25th August 2019

Tickets £25, under 14's free - online tickets 
at Midsomer Norton Cricket Ground
Gates open at 1.30pm

featuring: Toploader. East 17, Avalon Brothers, Verdisa, Centrefolds, Patawawa,

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IBIZA STYLE FOAM PARTY - Wells
25th August 2019

Kudos is super excited to announce we will be holding another epic FOAM PARTY

£3.50 Drinks All Night
Doors open 22:30
UK's LARGEST FOAM CANNON

Its sure to be a big hit hosting the UK'S LARGEST FOAM CANNON, its going to be an all out night to remember.

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Baltonsborough's 113th Village Show
26th August 2019

from 12 noon
Adults £1, chidlren 50p
Marquee opens at 2pm
Beer tent, displays, numerous stalls, road run at 11am, kid races at 4pm 

Wells Moat Boat Races
26th August 2019

1-4pm
Bishop's Palace, Wells
Organised by Wells Lions and Wells Air Cadets
Races, stalls, entertainment, Free
Donations to all local charities 

Holly & Hawthorn Forest School
27th August 2019

 A not for profit community group delivering Forest School, Outdoor Play & Education

based in Shepton Mallet
Summer Holiday Sessions
10am to 2pm
for children aged 5-11 years old.
£15 per child per session
Limited places so please book early to avoice disappointment

Tel 07963078024 (text message is best)
for a booking form contact - Forest School Leader - Kaye Watts
Email smforestschool@yahoo.co.uk

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Burrington Combe Family Fun
28th August 2019

@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family activities exploring the geology of Mendip with the Somerset Earth Science Centre, Mendip Hills AONB and the Mendip Society. Dr Peter Hardy will be available for fossil identification and will also lead a “Desert, Mountains and Seas” walk at 2.30pm which will learn about the geological history of Burrington Combe.

Parking in lower car park of Burrington Combe/Burrington Inn. BS40 7AU.

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Burrington Combe: Deserts, Mountains & Seas Geology Walk
28th August 2019

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A guided walk led by Dr Peter Hardy to discover the geological story of Burrington Combe and the lower carboniferous rocks and fossils found there. The walk will be at a slow pace up Burrington Combe to West Twin Stream to see the younger of the Carboniferous Rocks.

Bring waterproofs and walking boots/shoes.
Meet in the lower car park in Burrington Combe by toilets.

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

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Of Animacy Reading Group at Stourhead
28th August 2019

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

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Entrance Hall of the House
FREE 

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
28th August 2019

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

6pm to 7pm
at Whitstone Leisure Centre

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

Holly & Hawthorn Forest School
29th August 2019

A not for profit community group delivering Forest School, Outdoor Play & Education

based in Shepton Mallet
Summer Holiday Sessions
10am to 2pm
for children aged 5-11 years old.
£15 per child per session
Limited places so please book early to avoice disappointment

Tel 07963078024 (text message is best)
for a booking form contact - Forest School Leader - Kaye Watts
Email smforestschool@yahoo.co.uk 

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The Victorians Go Travelling Abroad at Radstock Museum
29th August 2019

Children's Arts and Craft Morning

10am - 12 noon at Radstock Museum

Children 1 year ad over £3, Adults £1
Adults with discovery cards FREE

Lots of crafts from different countries with a Victorian theme

Tel 01761 437722 

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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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Sam Evans (SOLO) - The City Arms, Wells
30th August 2019

 Join us for an evening of music from Sam Evans who is currently touring the UK.

Sam has been described as "Simply born to write and perform music". He has been writing and performing his original blend of folk, soul and reggae for 7 years and will be playing tracks from his solo album 'Scrapbook of the Soul'.

He has a passion for music and a positive outlook on life... his performances are always full of energy and really get a crowd going!!

Live music from 9pm & FREE ENTRY

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Stourhead estate walks
30th August 2019

11am - 1pm

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


FREE
Booking essential

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Amy Winehouse Experience at Cheese and Grain
30th August 2019

Featuring a full 8 piece band with full horn section. "Amy" have left no stone unturned when paying close attention to every detail of recreating her music. Fronted by the tremendously talented Stacey Lou who not only brings the swagger of Amy but the raw emotion and flawlessness in her vocals too.

Doors 7.30pm
£16.50 advance plus service charge
at Cheese and Grain

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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 Thatched Cottage Inn, Shepton Mallet, Gig - Milk & Alcohol
31st August 2019

 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM

The Thatched Cottage Inn, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

Milk and Alcohol performing (Dr Feelgood Tribute band)

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Truckfest South West - Bath & West Showground
31st August - 1st September 2019

 After a gap of five years, Truckfest South West has returned to its long-time home at the Bath and West Showground with spectacular results. It became apparent that so many people in the South West of England have such fond memories of the event over its 28 year history, that by 9am on each show morning the car parks were bursting at the seams.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: One the day: £18 (per adult), £8 (per Child), £45 (Family Ticket)

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Wells Floral Art Club - Charity Flower Demonstration and Cream Tea
31st August 2019

a demonstration by Tina Parkes (Director of the British Academy of Floral Art)

at St Thomas Church Hall, St Thomas Street, Wells, BA5 2UZ
Doors open at at 2pm to 5pm
Demonstration starts at 2.30pm

Tickets £9 (including clotted cream tea) from Gill Cook 01749 870389 or Isobel Cameron 01934 707834
Raffle of Arrangements
All proceeds go to our 2 charities for 2019 (Hope for Tomorrow & Muscular Dystrophy UK) 

The Sand Cider Festival - nr Wedmore
31st August 2019

Old Jollop - Premium Cider - presents The SAND CIDER FESTIVAL 2019

18:00-01:00am

It's being held as normal in our beautiful candle lit orchard at Ashgrove Farm, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4XF

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Pop Up Bookshop at Stourhead
31st August - 1st September 2019

11am to 4pm
Join us as we celebrate pre-loved books with our pop up shop by visitor reception and Granary bookshop

FREE

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Live Graffiti Event in Glastonbury
31st August 2019

An all day music and graffiti art event at the King Arthur in Glastonbury.
Fundraiser for SOS2020 (a free event next year)

The plan is for live graffiti from local legends MAOuk (and others) all day outside, along with music, too. At 7pm the music will go inside the pub until midnight

The paintings will be done on the pub's main beer garden wall, which will then be kept in place until the Glastonbury Mural Trail.

Art Bank Rainbow Night - August
31st August 2019

The Art Bank throws open its doors for another gay/ gay-friendly night so if you are L, G, B, T, Q or a friend come join us for a night of your favourite pop music from through the ages, drinks, snacks and the friendly welcome you will always receive at the Art Bank Cafe and bar.

6pm to 11pm

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South African Braai(BBQ) Social at Pernold Wine Cellar - Rookery Farm, Binegar
31st August 2019

 4pm to 11pm

Summer sunshine is here and it's time to chill with a true South African 🇿🇦 BRAAI experience.

Bring your friends and Family for a social relaxing afternoon/evening around the BBQ or inside at the bar.

£15.00 per Adult 16years+ , £8.50 per Child (11year - 15 year), £5.00 per Child (5year-10year)
Included: Your BBQ Meat, salads, breads, pap & sauce.
Snacks, Your first glass of wine or beer or soft drink
Music
Cash Bar

Bar will be open from 4pm
Food served from 5pm-7pm

Venue : Peroldwinecellar, Unit 10 At Rookery Farm Binegar BA34UL

Time: 16:00 - late

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Grand Designs family lanyards at Stourhead
1st September - 9th November 2019

9am to 4pm

Discover the connections between art, landscape, and the collection with these fun family activity packs. Explore colour and seasonal change and how to line up a perfect view with a range of artistic challenges inside the packs

National Admission Applies
FREE
Family activity

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The Hunt, The Blossom, The Mother at Stourhead
1st September 2019

Sit back and enjoy a contemporary dance show in the tranquility of Stourhead's garden. This living piece of art will take you on a journey to discover the goddesses and stories that inspired the creation of the garden

family activity
National Admission applies
FREE 

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The Miners Reunion at Radstock Museum
2nd September 2019

Ploughman's lunch, followed by a slide show trip down memory lane, doors open at 11.45am, lunch served at 12 noon, open to all former employees of the Somerset coal industry

Details events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Masterpiece Tours at Stourhead
3rd September 2019

10am to 1pm

Delve into the connections between the collection and the landscape garden on this guided tour, see highlights and unseen items from the collection before exploring the lakeside walk and garden buildings in a new light.

£15

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Evacuees Week at Somerset Coalfield Life, Radstock Museum
3rd-6th September 2019

Somerset Coalfield Life is marking WWII with Evacuees Week

with extra attractions during Radstock Museum's opening hours

2 local evacuees read from their memoirs
Read letters by children evacuated to Radstock
Extracts from historian Roger Moorhouse
Watch and listen to the hour by hour events on the day that war broke out
1930's picture quiz

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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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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
5th September 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Ian Williamson
5th September 2019

Venue 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 - guest £2.50 

Speaker - Mr Ian Williamson
"Trekking in Machu Picchu, Peru"

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Annual Charity Golf Day at Wheathill Golf Club
5th September 2019

The Rotary Club of Glastonbury and Street embracing Rotary District#s 1200's annual golf competition

1st prize 4 Ball at an exclusive golf course
£35 per head
Time: 1st tee off at 8am
Prize giving at 6pm

Four balls - £25.00 for WGC members) inc coffee, bacon rolls and 2 course lunch

Entry forms from WHGC or Peter Davey
01749 890206 or mobile 07979834174 or email davey.np@gmail.com - returns forms to Peter Davey by 30.08.19 

Kilver Court Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
5th September 2019

Visitors can wander by the millpond, explore the formal and informal Gardens and enjoy a replica of the splendid Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning rockery where a gushing recirculated stream flows from pool to pool with waterfalls into the lake. All set against stunning backdrop of Charlton viaduct. Recently replanted 100m border.
For NGS: 10am to 4pm. Admission £7.50, Children free. Discount/prepaid vouchers are not valid on the NGS charity days kindly donated by Kilver Court.
Telephone:01749 340410. Open for charity.
Kilver Court Gardens, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5NF

The Sixteen - Wells Cathedral
6th September 2019

The 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen's choral journey over the last 40 years. The choir's close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrafax performed on their very first recording alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Travener and Eric Whitacre in The Sixteen's 40th anniversary year.

7.30pm
Wells Cathedral
Tickets £15 - £30 - available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749 834483 

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The South West Motorhome Show - Bath & West Showground
6th-8th September 2019

Enjoy a weekend away with four nights of live classic rock themed entertainment or visit for the day
Browse more than 300 new and used models from over 20 national and local dealers
Over 130 exhibitors – Peruse thousands of accessories and essentials to compliment the hobby
Participate in free manoeuvring and towing courses from the Caravan and Motorhome Club
NEW FOR 2019 – Free Seminars from MMM magazine

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Day tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the gate (per Adult), Camping from £38

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Quilt Show - Martock
6th-7th September 2019

Stanchester Quilters qand Purple Patchers proudly present their annual Quilt Show

Quilts galore, Fabulous Sales Table, Lots of fabric, 100's of threads, Books, Magazines, Tombola Table

All proceeds to Yeovil Intensive Care Unit

Free entry - 10am to 4pm
at Martock Church - TA12 6JL

West of England Festival of Textiles
6th-27th September 2019

Exhibitions - Workshops - Events

at Trowbridge Museum, (Drawing Proejcts UK, Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, BA14 9AE)

Friday 6th - 5pm to 7pm
Thursdays to Sundays - 10am to 4pm

Workshops: Turning wool into silk
Weave that Mary Quant fabric
Circular weaving
Paper Textiles - transforming paper into yarn
Weaving on a body-tensioned loom

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Our Shop is 1 Year Old - Pernold Wine Cellar, at Rookery Farm, Binegar
6th September 2019

 Come and Celebrate with us raining a glass of Bubbly to our shops first Birth Day.

ITS FREE!!!!!!
But book you place as we will have limited spaces available

Whats Included:
Glass of Bubbly
Nibbles and snacks
Cheese selection & Breads

Cash Bar opens at 5pm

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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, jewellery, textiles, books and pictures.

free entry

10am to 4pm

The kitchen will be open serving egg and bacon sandwiches and delicious homebaked cakes.

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Hospice Care Hero Walk
7th September 2019

at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus

1km, 5kms, 10kms walks
Starting from 6pm

Be a hero
£15 early bird entry
Book tickets today

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Nature by Canoe at Ham Wall
7th-8th September 2019

One hour group tours between 10 am and 3 pm

Have you ever thought what Ham Wall would look like if you were an otter? Now here’s your chance to find out – Join a qualified instructor and an expert wildlife guide on this unique opportunity to experience this amazing nature reserve by canoe!

No previous experience is needed but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.

RSPB Ham Wall, Ashcott Road, Meare BA6 9SX 

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The History and Hydrogeology of the Mendip’s precious water resources
7th September 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A talk and tour by Mike Sumbler, Bristol Water to discover how the formation of the Bristol Waterworks Company in 1846 provided Mendip water and how modern engineering today depends on its hydrogeology to sustain the regions water supplies. This talk is aimed at adults.

Please access the pumping station from the Chew Stoke side (Wallycourt Rd) and not the Salt and Malt (Denny Lane) side of the Chew Valley lake dam.

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

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Evercreech Annual Show
7th September 2019

from 1.30pm
Sports field, Weston Town, Evercreech
Fantastic family day
adults £2, children free

Details 01749 831304

Spiderman: Far From Home (Cert TBC) Film - Strode Theatre
7th September 2019

2:30PM

Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50, Under 25s £5.50
Venue: STUDIO
With: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove

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The Aztecs Event - meet the Reptiles in Shepton Mallet
7th-8th September 2019

3 Day Long Reptile Handling Event at Repxotics, Fosse Lane Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4PW

Come in at any point during our opening hours on the 7th-9th for an experience of meeting our reptiles in-store such as our 12ft Burmese Python, Gill and many others! No appointments necessary! Free goodie bags available for children (limited stock)

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Glow in the Park - at Longleat
7th September 2019

Join us for our final ever event at iconic Longleat!

The perfect combination of work-out and night-out, Glow In The Park is the ultimate night-time neon 5km fun event for families & friends. Dance, jog or run your way through our 6 epic Glow Zones!
 

7.30pm to 10.30pm

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The Glastonbury Gin & Rum Festival
7th September 2019

by The Rolling Cocktail Company
7 PM – 10 PM
Ticket includes a free cocktail, jam jar glass to take home and samples.

Join us for a delicious evening to enjoy the delights of rum and gin. We’ll be serving an extensive selection of samples (available to purchase and take home) and cocktails alongside awesome acoustic sets from the super talented local duo – Craig and Alex Priddice. The Avalon Club will have a selection of tasty treats and nibbles.

This is a ticket only event
Venue: The Avalon Club, 50 High Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9DX

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Ditcheat Charity Fun Run & BBQ in aid of CBUK
8th September 2019

10am to 3pm
It's not just the horses who will be put through their paces this summer! You guessed it... The Ditcheat Charity Fun Run and BBQ is back :)

On Sunday 8th September 2019, The Baker and Derham family are delighted to present Ditcheat's popular Charity Fun Run, Cake Sale, Raffle and BBQ, all in aid of Child Bereavement UK.

Event organisers Danielle Baker and Amy Derham are climbing Kilimanjaro in February 2020 for Child Bereavement UK. All proceeds of the Ditcheat Charity Fun Run & BBQ will go towards their fundraising for the expedition.

To find out more about Child Bereavement UK's essential work, please visit: https://childbereavementuk.org/

This promises to be another wonderful day out for all the family, so please do save the date in your diaries and dust off those running shoes... Further details to follow.

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Rare Plant Fair - Bishop's Palace
8th September 2019

 Building on the success of our popular Spring Fair at The Bishop's Palace, we return in September for our Autumn Fair.

In total, there are 14 acres of gardens to explore. You are also welcome to look around the Bishop's private Chapel, explore the ruined Great Hall and meet the famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food.

please see link for further details re times and prices

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September - Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th September 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Cranmore Tower Abseil
8th September 2019

 Don't miss your chance to abseil 148ft down Cranmore Tower in Somerset, an amazing 19th century Victorian folly that was once a lookout tower for the Home Guard and Royal Corps of Signal in World War II.

No experience is necessary and full training will be given by our professional abseil suppliers on the day of your abseil.

Cranmore Tower is an old Somerset folly offering spectacular views from the East Mendip range in Somerset. Built in the 1860’s by local Stone Masons, the Tower, which has 184 steps, still stands today proudly overlooking the countryside and offering spectacular views from over 1000 ft above sea level.

On a clear day, you can enjoy views of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from the tower. Even the edge of Wales can also be seen on an extremely clear day, as well as county views of Glamorgan and Monmouth across the Severn channel.

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Sofar Sounds @Wild Beer Co!
10th September 2019

 We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Sofar Sounds gig in our barrel library on September 10th!

What is Sofar Sounds?
A Sofar is a secret, intimate gig featuring three original acts, with no opener or headliner. Each lineup is carefully curated to give audiences a diverse show and artists equal attention.

Our library of barrels will be the backdrop to an evening of 3 incredibly diverse musical acts. We'll also be serving draft beer and cans on-site!

Tickets are incredibly limited so get yours whilst you still can

Venue Lower Westcombe Farm, Nr Shepton Mallet, BA4 6ER

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction - Bath & West Showground
11th September 2019

A highlight in the classic car enthusiast's calendar, the Charterhouse Classic Car Auctions catalogue ranges from Renault to Rolls Royce

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
12th September 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Colin Walsh (Organist Laureate, Lincoln Cathedral)

In the Quire
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Chilli Day - Ston Easton Park Hotel
12th September 2019

Join our Gardeners Dale & Steve for this interesting day dedicated to the diverse Chilli.
We begin at 10.30am where you will learn the history of Chilli's and the many varieties they come in. Then it's back to basics as you are shown the best way to grow and care for your Chilli plant to reap a maximum crop.

After a tour of the garden to see the ideal growing conditions we will return inside to discuss the Scoville scale of chilli heat and a tasting of raw chilli's. Finally Chef has created a special 3 course lunch for you to enjoy incorporating chilli into each of the 3 courses.

£45.00 per person

TO BOOK: TEL: +44 (0) 1761 241631 Email: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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Torr Works Quarry Tour
12th September 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the team at Somerset Earth Science Centre for a minibus tour of one of the UK’s largest working Limestone Quarries, at Torr Works, near Frome.

Suitable for 16+ years.

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
12th September 2019

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

1.30pm to 2.30pm
at Art Bank Cafe, 13 High Street, Shepton Mallet

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

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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Castle Cary Football Club presents an Evening with Ian Holloway
13th September 2019

Ticket price £50 includes a 2 course meal
(Steve 07855428376 or Brian 07968034929)
Tickets are non-refundable

Tickets on sale every Thursday, 7 till 9pm at The George Hotel, Castle Cary
Dress code: Suited and Booted
at Caryford Hall
Doors open at 6.30 - late
All proceeds in aid of Castle Cary Football Club

Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
14th-15th September 2019

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.



For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques 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 the Showering Pavilion, Edmund Rack, Mendip and Sedgemoor halls, plus over 30 shopping booths lining an arcade. 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!

When: 14th September - 15th September 2019

Where: The Showground

Admission: Friday 12noon - 5.00pm £10 pp (Friday ticket allows entry on Saturday & Sunday), Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm £5 pp, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm £5 pp

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Frome Cheese Show
14th September 2019

West Woodlands Showground, Frome

Frome Cheese Show emboides what it means to come from Somerset. With local cheeses and ciders, farmers parading their vest animals, brilliant and often eccentric handicrafts and everyone's favourite, the family dog show.
Celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, food and drinks stalls galore, incredible shopping with over 350 trade stalls, live music throughout.

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Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show
14th September 2019

Glorious Food, Drink, Country Fun & Cheese
Livestock, Horses, Music Stage, Arena Acts, Country Pursuits, Special Guests Chef Jean Christophe Novelli, and CBEebies Mr Bloom, Cheese, Shopping, Dog show, Fun Fair, Food and drink

Tickets now available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

at West Woodlands Showground, Frome BA11 5ES

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Banwell Bone Caves Tour
14th September 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tea/cake or refreshments available.

Limited places – booking essential.

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Forties Weekend at West Somerset Railway
14th-15th September 2019

During this two day event, visitors will travel behind our historic steam and diesel locomotives between all of our 10 stations. This event will center around the historic harbour town of Watchet, where the majority of the events and attractions take place. Washford and Minehead will also be holding various events and displays for visitors to explore.

Throughout the event attractions such as:

Military train loaded with vehicles to run from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and back each day where it will be stationed in Minehead's platform each afternoon.
Intensive service of steam trains taking you between stations.
Military and civilian vehicles and displays.
RAF displays
Forties dance on Saturday evening under the Minehead Station canopy (more details to follow).
A 1940's hair dressing 'pop-up shop'
Land Army, Civilian Life and Home Front displays
Uniformed British & American troops who were both stationed in the area during the war.
Turntable Cafe at Minehead will be open.

Tickets for the dance as well as further information will be available nearer to the event.

Please note, Annual Passes, Vouchers and Offers are not valid on these days.

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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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Dino Family Raceday at Bath Racecourse
15th September 2019

 Join us for a colossal family adventure & get ready for some great racing and Jurassic family fun!

Journey back in time for this special family fun day. The kids will be awestruck when they meet T-Rex, Raptors and baby dinosaurs as Europe's largest and most realistic animatronic dinosaurs come to Bath.

They can try their hand at 'Ranger Training' in the interactive workshops, where they'll be guided through Jurassic knowledge and what to do in an emergency dinosaur break out situation.

Plus, they'll love getting creative and making their own dinosaur masks in the craft area. They'll be tons of unique dinosaur photo opportunities and even a giant egg to climb into plus prehistoric face painting throughout the day.

12 noon to 5pm

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Shepton Mallet - Dementia Action Alliance
16th September 2019

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

3.30pm to 4.30pm
at Shepton Mallet Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Alfred Gillett Trust

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

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

at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 & £8

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

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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

WV-DC display at Somerset Festival of Transport
20th-21st September 2019

 We have been invited back for the 5th year. Its an wonderful weekend with plenty of this for to do for grownup children and children alike. It will be the last club camp out of the year, lets go out with a bang. There is also be the option to take part in the Frome Carnival

It if £5 per camping unit for the whole weekend, payment can be sent to the clubs paypal which is
Events.wvdc@gmail.com. Please make sure that the payment is sent by friends and family as we get charged if it's not and make it clear that the money is for Somerset Festival of Transport, who its for and how many its for.

Sep 20 at 12 PM – Sep 21 at 4 PM

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

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

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

Suitable for all ages and there is good disabled access.

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

Tickets: Adults £2.00 Children Free

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Vintage Somerset Fair
21st September 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

9.30 - 4pm

Entry £1 /50p students

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

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Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019
21st September - 6th October 2019

This year's festival programme celebrates 25 years of Somerset Art Weeks over 16 days this autumn, with special SAW supported arts projects alongside group exhibitions by SAW members and invited guest artists.

Discover art venues in unique locations across the county, showing an inspiring se lection of work including film, performance, craft and installations alongside painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and jewellery

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The Wedding Showcase - Bath & West Showground
21st-22nd September 2019

The West Country's Biggest Wedding Fayre Event with over 100 of the regions finest wedding creatives on hand to offer you inspiration and guidance as you plan your perfect day.

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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Magpie Auctions, Machinery, Implements, & Sundries Auction
21st September 2019

Machinery, Implements, Bygones & Sundries/General Auction at Priddy Village Green!

The Auction will be held on Saturday the 21st of September from 10am with lots arriving from 1pm on the Friday or from 7:30am on the morning of the auction! You can either book your lots in before the sale or bring them in the Friday afternoon/Saturday morning!! This will be on a first come first serve basis and no lots will be accepted after 9am on Saturday!

Address for the auction is Priddy Village Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BB!

The auction will consist of Implements, Machinery, Tools, Building Materials, Bygones, Garden & Household Items, Sundries & all other Deadstock Items!

Cash & Card payments will be accepted but due to card terminal difficulties last year cash payments will be preferred!

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Fossil Fun at Writhlington, Radstock
21st September 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mixed media, installation 

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

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

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

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

Performance, Sculpture

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

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

please see website for opening days and times

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Stonecarving

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

Venue 57 Catherine Street, Frome BA11 1DA

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

Drawing, Painting, Textiles, Fashion

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

Venue 5 Cheap Street, frome BA11 1BN

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

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

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

11am to 5pm

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Drawing, Natural Materials, Wood

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

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

Opening times: 10am to 6pm
 

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Stonecarving

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

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

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

Painting, Photography, Printmaking

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

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

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

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

Painting, Drawing, Film, Sound

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

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

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

10am to 5pm

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Printmaking

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

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

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

Open 10am to 5pm

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

Pottery, Glass, Wood, Paintings, Textiles

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

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

10am to 5pm

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

Furniture, Interiors, Natural Materials, Wood

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

Venue: Sunnyside, East Pennard, BA4 6TU

opening times: 10-am to 5pm 

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

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Mixed Media

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

Venue Brick Cottage, Pound Lane, Binegar BA3 5BG

Opening times 10am to 5pm

Not open - Wed 25 Sept & Wed 2 Oct 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mixed media, natural materials, wood, painting

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

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

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Natural Materials Wood, Willow, Printmaking

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

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

Opening times 11am to 5pm 

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

Ceramics, Pottery, Jewellery, Silverwork, Painting

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

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

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

Mixed media, painting, sculpture, stonecarving

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

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

Opening times: 11am to 5pm

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

Mixed media, textiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sculpture, Textiles, Glass, Painting

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

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

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

Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

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

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

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

Ceramics, Pottery, mixed media, painting

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

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

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

Drawing, installation, site specific, painting

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

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

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

Mixed media, painting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Lies Beneath – A Guided Walk
25th September 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Of Animacy Reading Group at Stourhead
25th September 2019

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

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Entrance Hall of the House
FREE

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SOS Africa - Charity Abseil down Wells Cathedral
27th September - 5th October 2019

This autumn, Shepton Mallet based charity, SOS Africa, is organising its toughest, largest and longest fundraising event to date; a 124ft freefall abseil from the North West Tower of the iconic Wells Cathedral in Somerset…

From Friday 27th September to Saturday 5th October 2019 from 9am to 6pm (excluding Sunday), brave participants from across the country dressed as their favourite characters from children’s books will climb the 262 steps to the top of the tower (the height of 9 giraffes to be precise) and freefall abseil from a cantilever platform assembled on the tower roof. But before they take the plunge, they will be able to savour breath-taking views from across the Somerset Levels to Glastonbury Tor and beyond! When they touchdown safely at the base of the tower they will have secured vital reading support for another child in South Africa and raised invaluable funds for the upkeep of the Cathedral.

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Bath Children's Literature Festival
27th September - 6th October 2019

Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2019 – Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is returning with a vibrant array of talks and activities for children.

Our artistic directors, John and Gill McLay, secured a world-class line up which thrilled young book lovers. Putting fun and laughter first, the festival was a chance for children and young people to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations.

SMTIC has brochures, pop in and pick up one

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Stourhead estate walks
27th September 2019

11am - 1pm

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


FREE
Booking essential

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Harvest Festival
28th-29th September 2019

The inaugural Harvest Festival will be a celebration of all things autumnal; with local produce - grown with love - craft and food stalls, herbs for your garden, cider for your cellar, and cheese, chilli plants and chutney!

Entertainment will range from love music to Morris men. And for keen gardeners with questions about their own vegetable patch, advice will be on hand from our expert Garden SOS team!

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Dr Love's Bowie Tribute Night @ The Club
28th September 2019

Fancy Dress -
Fundraiser for Penny Brohn UK
Auction & Raffle

Tickets £5

doors open from 7pm
Tickets from SMTIC, Fairy Godmother or
The Club

at The Club, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Magpie Auctions Somerset Festival Of Transport Auction 2019
28th September 2019

 10:30 AM

Frome Showground, Bunns Lane, Frome BA11 5ES

Magpie Auctions - Implements, Machinery, Bygones & General/Deadstock Auction. The auction will be outside of the show in a neighbouring field so you do not have to pay to come to the auction!

Auction to commence at 10:30am with entries to arrive on Friday the 27th from 12 noon and Saturday morning between 7am - 9am! You can follow the link below to print out an entry form which can be sent to us or you can bring your items along without booking them in but this will be done on a first come first serve basis!

For anymore information please go to the website or contact Marek on 07809294390 or magpieauctions@outlook.com

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Banwell Bone Cave Tour
28th September 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tea/cake or refreshments available.

Limited places – booking essential.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The Dairy Show - Bath & West Showground
2nd October 2019

The UK's Largest Dairy Show is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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

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


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

Suitable for 16+ years.

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

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

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

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

7.30pm - 9pm

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

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

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

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

More songs and stories from the road

at 7pm
Galstonbury Town Hall
£22 per ticket

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

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

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Secret World's Annual Auction and Ball
5th October 2019

6.30pm to 1am

The theme this year is "Out of Africa". This popular event includes a three course meal, over 100 silent auction items plus 10 main items, casino and music. This is the largest fundraising event of Secret World's held at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton
Dress to impress or fancy dress - its a great evening
Visit our website for more details or telephone 01278 768701/768703  

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Two Choirs Together in Concert
5th October 2019

Venue: St Cuthbert's Church, St Cuthbert Street, Wells BA5 2AW

Time: 19:00

Two of the finest West County choirs come together for a memorable evening
 

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Cranmore Vintage Sale
5th October 2019

 Bring and buy sale. Anything of interest to the vintage engineering enthusiast. For details ring 01225 754374

9 AM – 4:30 PM

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, BA4 4QP

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Wookey Hole Caves /Mill Ghost Hunt
5th October 2019

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

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

** THE WITCH OF WOOKEY ***

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

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

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

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

LIMITED SPACES!

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

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
6th October 2019

 The Toy Fair has grown from 40 Stalls to over 300 and is now one of the biggest events of its type in the UK.

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
10th October 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Damin Spritzer (Assistant Professor of Organ, University of Oklahoma, USA)

In the Quire
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music 

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Wells Gin, Fizz & Swing Festival
11th October 2019

Samples from local gin & fizz producers & retailers
Live music from Harlem Rhythm Cats + support
Delicious food, stunning art
FREE drink, bag and glass included with ticket
Early-bird tickets available for a limited time

6.30pm to 9.30pm

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition - Bath & West Showground
12th October 2019

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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Be a Chorister for a day at Wells Cathedral
12th October 2019

Wells Cathedral invites boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 9 to come and meet the choristers, find out about chorister life, and sing at Cathedral Evensong

for more details please contact the Cathedral Office on 01749 674483
or email musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Tickets: £20pp please pay on the door.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
13th October 2019

One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectables, vintage articles and unique finds.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Imprints at The Venue, Wells
13th October 2019

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

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

7pm to 11pm

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

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

9pm to 12 am

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

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - next meeting
17th October 2019

Pat Hase: "Victorian Servant"

Pat always delivers very interesting talks

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

Craft 4 Crafters - at Bath & West Showground
17th-19th October 2019

Quilt, Textile & Crafting Exhibition
Door Tickets Adult £9 Concession £8
Children Under 16 GO FREE!

Satisfy your Crafting Passion this October!
The Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground this October will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of Craft Businesses, Displays, Textile Artists, Quilt Displays,Workshops, Make & Takes and Competitions. Set out over 2 Exhibition Halls and a balcony area, it is simply one of the best crafting events in the South West!

Keep checking the website for more details on our demonstrations and workshops so you can book your spot in advance.

The estimated exhibitor attendance is 150 but please keep checking the exhibitor list as it is updated daily!

The showground is situated in a central location with plenty of free parking. If travelling by train, there is a free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station throughout the day.

For coach parties and large ticket bookings please contact 0117 370 3342

Doors open 10am - 5pm everyday

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Craft4Crafters - Bath & West Showground
17th-19th October 2019

Visit the Craft4Crafters Show and satisfy your crafting passion! Pick up or brush up on your skills and get involved in the trend of Make, Do & Mend.

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adults £7, Concessions £6. On The Day Adults £9, Concessions £8

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Art Open - Frome
18th October - 13th November 2019

The prestigious Black Swan Arts Open is an annual competition that welcomes entries of original works from established practitioners and emerging artists of all professions and disciplines. It attracts hundreds of entries from across the country and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Frome's art centre.

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Wells Festival of Literature
18th-25th October 2019

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

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Elvis at The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
19th October 2019

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

9pm to 12am

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October Vintage Market - Castle Cary
20th October 2019

Come and visit the friendliest market in the business.
Mooch, laugh, eat cake and let the kids run amock...ish
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of our last couple of dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am - 3pm

The Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

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DUST OFF YOUR TRAINERS - THE FESTIVAL RUN IS BACK FOR 2019!!!
20th October 2019

DUST OFF YOUR TRAINERS - THE FESTIVAL RUN IS BACK FOR 2019!!!

The Festival Run will be returning on 20th October 2019.

There will be a choice of 2k, 5k and 10k distances for everyone to enjoy. We will be opening entries soon.

Pilton Playing Fields, Pylle Road, Pilton, BA4 4BR, Somerset

We will, of course, be welcoming volunteers to assist on the day and will be seeking sponsorship to allow us to raise money for our chosen charities.

Our beneficiary charities will be the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Avalon School Hydrotherapy Pool Project.

More information on how to enter will be coming soon.

VOLUNTEERS AND ENQUIRES TO thefestivalrun@gmail.com

***Please don’t contact Glastonbury Festival Office for information***** 

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Mendip Rocks - Explore Ebbor Gorge
20th October 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun packed family day of ‘sand pit fossil digs’, story-telling, guided walks to gorge and caves and much more to reveal the reserve’s unique geology and rare archaeological finds. With Mendip Hill’s AONB, SESC, The Mendip Society and Natural England. Prof Danielle Schreve will give guided walks to see Gully Cave digs – site of important early mammal bone finds. Booking for geology walks and cave tours on arrival. Parking on site. Family activities to include pebble wildlife trail and geo time story trail in gorge, rocks and fossils and pebble painting. Refreshments from pop up cafe on site. Donations welcome for Mendip Rocks.

Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, ST 520484. Car park on Priddy to Wookey road, near Wells.
 

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Up, down and Around in conjunction with SSM Primary School Scarecrow Trail
20th October 2019

 The fun starts in the morning with a Children's Colour Run on the playing field and moves on to a 1.4km fun run where you complete as many laps as possible within an hour. In the afternon you can follow a Scarecrow Trail around the village with the theme of Superheroes.

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

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

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

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

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WestFest 2019
26th October 2019

 Renowned as one of the biggest indoor electronic music festivals on offer in the UK, Westfest returns to their acclaimed stomping ground at Shepton Mallet’s legendary Royal Bath & West Showground for their next massive Halloween weekend late-night party in October 2019.

Split across various stages that will see some of the most exciting names from the genres of trance, hardcore, UKG and drum ‘n’ bass, along with high-end lighting production, state-of-the-art soundsystems, and a crowd of passionate dance music fans, you won’t be disappointed as Westfest welcomes you to join them for one of the best DnB parties in the country.

Previous acts include Sub Focus, SaSaSaS, Friction, Skepsis, Kings of the Shadows, Turno, Congo Natty, Majistrate and more fan favourites from the UK underground music scene.

Shepton Mallet 10L and 1K Fun Run - Collett Park
27th October 2019

 The race will start and finish at Collett Park in the centre of Shepton Mallett, leaving the park crossing Charlton Road down past the town’s famous prison and weaving through the streets before escaping onto scenic country lanes. It’s a hilly but picturesque route all on tarmac - watch out for the 2 challenging hills along the way!

Kindly sponsored by: Chelston Direct and Refresco Gerber

Event Info for 10k
-Registration - 8.15am (race numbers and timing chips to be collected on race day)
-Entry fee - Affiliated & 1610 members = £14/ Unaffiliated = £16 (£2 extra on the day - only available if the race limit isn’t reached)
-Start time - 10.00am
-Minimum age of 15 (16 on or before 31/12/19)
-Finisher’s medals and age group prizes

Event Info for Junior 1k Fun Run
-Registration - 9.00am (collect race number)
-Entry fee - £2.50
-Start time - 10.15am
-Medals for all runners

An event for the whole family
We know it can seem a long time for spectators to wait, especially the youngest members of the family, so why not enter your little ones into our very popular 1k Junior Fun run (£2.50 entry includes medal) or why not visit Collett Park Cafe for a hot drink and snack.

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Christmas Artisan Market
1st-3rd November 2019

Start your Christmas shopping off in style with our fabulous array of over 40 artisan stalls. Wander through the medieval rooms of the palace filled with ideas, inspiration and unique gifts from local artisans with skills ranging from decoupage to woodwork and fine jewellery to furniture

see our website for further details

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The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show - Bath & West Showground
2nd-3rd November 2019

From completely untouched barn finds to pristine concours examples, The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show embraces anything and everything restoration.

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Gate Price: £11 (Adult). 15 and under FREE

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

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

9pm to 12am

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Annual Loofah Harvest Day at Ston Easton Park Hotel
7th November 2019

Our unforgettable event is back for another year! Ston Easton Park has become renowned as the only hotel to cultivate its very own loofahs. Join us for this year's harvest and take home your own loofah to use in the bath!

Arrive at 10.30am for tea and coffee before meeting our Gardeners.

You will take a short walk down to the gardens with our Gardeners Dale and Steve. The Gardeners will then guide you through the greenhouses and advise you on loofah cultivation, followed by a demonstration that will show you how to skin and de-seed your loofah.

You will then have the opportunity to put the demonstration into practice back at the main house. Concluding the harvest with a two course lunch and a glass of wine in the Sorrel restaurant.

£45.00 per person.

TO BOOK: Tel: + 44 (0) 1761 241631 Email: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
8th-10th November 2019

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

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

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

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Antiques and Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
9th-10th November 2019

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.

Where: The Showground

Admission: Friday 12noon - 5.00pm £10 pp (Friday ticket allows entry on Saturday & Sunday), Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm £5 pp, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm £5 pp

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November Vintage Market - Castle Cary
10th November 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Homebuilding & Renovation Show - Bath & West Showground
16th-17th November 2019

The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.

Where: The Showground

Admission: £8 (Advance), £12 (Gate Price)

No matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help bring your project to life.

Answers to common self-build and renovation questions
Tailored advice from homebuilding & renovating experts
See, touch & compare 1000s of new and innovative products

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The Chapel Dance Studio - Tapathon 2019
17th November 2019

The Dance Studio will be tap dancing as part of this year's Tapathon 2019 project, raising money for BBC Children in Need whilst trying to break a World Record for the largest tap dance in multiple venues.

1pm to 2pm

at Paul Street, BA4 5LA Shepton Mallet

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Chocolate Festival - Frome
17th November 2019

It's not hard to see why The Chocolate Festival is one of the most popular events in the Frome calendar. Each year the team of highly knowledgeable organisers invite only the very best chocolatiers in the country to participate, with new and exciting makers mixing with more established producers.
Drink in the day at the chocolate cocktail bar, buy exquistive chocolates direct from the makers as well as cakes, chocolate making kits and chocolate themed crafts.
Talks and workshops run througout the day, with activities for all ages, making it the perfect day out for everyone.

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An Evening With Amanda Owen – The Yorkshire Shepherdess - Bath & West Showground
20th November 2019

Join us in the Wessex Pavilion for an evening with Amanda Owen - The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Doors open: 18:45

Where: The Showground, Wessex Pavilion

Admission: £22 + £2 Booking Fee

Amanda is a shepherdess, farmer’s wife, mother to nine children, a passionate photographer and a Sunday Times bestselling author. Amanda and her family live a life that has almost gone in today’s modern world, one ruled by the seasons and her animals. Home is Ravenseat, a 2000 acre hill farm at the head of Swaledale, North Yorkshire, one of the highest, most remote places in England.

Amanda, her husband Clive, and of course their nine children, recently appeared in their very own TV series, called ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’. The 4 part series documented life on Ravenseat Farm over a 12 month period, with each episode spanning a single season, and explored how the family cope with the challenges of their remarkable life out in the wilds.

Doors open at 6:45pm, with a welcome drink on arrival and a pasty supper included in your ticket price. A licensed bar will be open for the evening.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
21st November 2019

with a mystery speaker - details to follow 

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

Needle Felted Toadstool Characters
23rd November 2019

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

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a cute toadstool character of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

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

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

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Vintage Somerset Fair
23rd November 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB

9.30am to 4pm

Entry £1/50p students

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
24th November 2019

One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectables, vintage articles and unique finds.

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Secret World - an evening with Lloyd & Rosie Buck
25th November 2019

at McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater
Hear about the geese that fly alongside Rosie and meet other birds including the famous starlings
Tickets £18 from 01278 556677
Evening in aid of Secret World Wildlife Rescue 

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Glastonbury Frost Fayre plus Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
30th November 2019

Venue: Glastonbury High Street
Time: 12:00 – 16:00

A chance to see the choir performing a free concert at the Glastonbury Frost Fayre
 

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble - Bath & West Showgorund
30th November 2019

Join us for the second Autojumble of the year, with a large number of stallholders selling all manner of motorcycles, parts, tools and paraphernalia. This event is certainly not to be missed!

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
1st December 2019

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

The Toy Fair has grown from 40 Stalls to over 300 and is now one of the biggest events of its type in the UK.

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Needle Felted Reindeer and Tree Decorations at The Hive
7th December 2019

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th December 2019

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

free entry

10am to 4pm

The kitchen will be open serving egg and bacon sandwiches and delicious homebaked cakes.

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Christmas at the Palace
7th-22nd December 2019

This December, the Palace will once again be celebrating the joy and magic of the season with a wonderful fortnight of festivities!

Enjoy the stunning decorations, carols, twinkling trees and little ones can book to see Father Christmas in his Grotto!

For tickets and to find out more, visit the palace's website

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WELCOME TO CHEESEFEST UK! THE UK’S FIRST AND ONLY TOURING CHEESE FESTIVAL!
7th December 2019

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

Join us on our grand UK tour at the Bath & West Showground, celebrating all that’s great in the world of cheese.

Expect the most incredible melted delights and delicious cheese-based cuisine presented for your culinary pleasure by the finest fromagers from across the land. Experience some of the greatest cheeses in the world with melted raclette, gooey mozzarella sticks, top notch toasties, and a whole host of unique slices and cheese innovations from the UK’s best traders.

This year CheeseFest will be celebrating 30 years of the world’s most famous cheese ambassadors Wallace & Gromit.

This promises to be a grand day out for all the family with a jam packed programme of feasting and entertainment!

Kids can enjoy model making, life-size vehicles, film screenings of popular Wallace & Gromit movies, and a meet & greet with Wallace and Gromit themselves. Young and old, all are welcome, so don’t be sheepish – get involved!
 

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December Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th December 2019

A glorious FREE day out!
With stalls of unusual, quirky well priced pieces, steeped in nostalgia, from a local, friendly market.
And when you add home made tea & cake (water for the dog) and a funky vintage soundtrack, it's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday.
Make a note of all our dates and click/like/share to let your friends know about us

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary 

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Christmas Concert and Carols - Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
11th December 2019

Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Venue: Glastonbury, St John's Church Glastonbury

It's the most wonderful night of the year!

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Old Skool Xmas Party with Boney M - Bath & West Showground
14th December 2019

 Everyone knows the name, everyone knows at least one of their songs! Join us for our Old Skool Xmas Party with Boney M!

Original member Maizie Williams, is joined by Marica Barrett, Bobby Farrell and Liz Mitchell to create the official four-piece line up! The group have worldwide hits with songs such as: “Daddy Cool”, “Ma Baker”, “Rasputin”, “Rivers Of Babylon”, “Brown Girl In The Ring” and many more.

Boney M will be joined by DJ Steve Adams playing the best in old skool disco, funk & soul.

Dining packages & VIP Booths will be available.

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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

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Ston Easton Park
31st December 2019

Welcome in the New Year with a magical evening in unforgettable surroundings at Ston Easton Park Hotel, the perfect place to celebrate in style. Join your fellow revellers for our welcoming Champagne reception and enjoy Chef's selection of delicious canapés that will tempt your taste buds while our Food and Beverage Manager begins the evening’s entertainment at the doors of the grand old Hotel.

Ston Easton Park celebratory Gala Dinner will be served in our Saloon, Print Room and Sorrell Restaurant where you will enjoy a sumptuous five course dinner prepared by Head Chef and his team. If you’re after something extra special or slightly more private, our intimate Print Room can comfortably seat up to 12 guests.

The night will end with a magnificent firework display.

Your evening includes:
Our resident DJ
Casino
Fireworks
5 course dinner
Arrival Drink

Price per person: £140.00

TO BOOK: Tel. +44 (0) 1761 241631 E-mail: reception@stoneaston.co.uk 

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