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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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Mendip Postcard Club
20th May 2019

Double bill of The Mistletoe Bough and Edwardian Actresses

Wells Town Hall

7.30pm 

Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
22nd May 2019

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

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

Standard ticket prices apply.

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

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

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

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Crispin Hall - Street in Song
22nd May 2019

Brookside School Choir
Topaz Dance
Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
The Brue Boys
The Avalonian Free State Choir
Strode College
Elmhurst School Choir
Alex Priddice
Street Men
Street Sings
Crispin School
Walton WI Choir

Donation Entry - the money raised will be split between the performers
Refreshments and cake
Available in the interval, raising money for Crispin Community Centre
Doors open at 6.30pm 

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SGFA 100 Exhibition - Bishops Palace
22nd May - 30th June 2019

SGFA 100 is a brand new exhibition coming to the Palace from 22nd May.

The works will celebrate artists who are members of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, and the creation of the Society, which is 100 years old this year.

The paintings will cover watercolour, oils and pure pencil from around 20 different artists.
About SGFA: The Society of Graphic Fine Art is the only national society dedicated to drawing. All work has to show drawing technique in whatever medium is used.

open daily 10am - 6pm
Included in admission to Palace and Gardens. Please check website before visiting in case of closures for special events.
The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
Wed 22 May 2019 to Sun 30 Jun 2019 

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Shindig Festival at Bruton
23rd-26th May 2019

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

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

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

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

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Who's that Girl? with Stellar Scribes
23rd May 2019

A group of local writers going by the name of Stellar Scribes will be hosting a writing workshop at Wells Library between 10am and midday

Who'st hat Girl? How to create Characters That Come Alive on the Page, as the name suggests, is aimed at writers looking to create compelling characters. Entrance is free, but spaces are limited 

Rugby Talk - Tom Dunn from Bath Rugby
23rd May 2019

will talk about his life as a professional player at a Curry & Beer Evening by Rotary Club of Mendip

at Wedmore Village Hall
Tickets £20 each and can be obtained from Chris Steel: chris@mhpuk.co.uk.
The evening will include a raffle and auction in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Wells Comedy Festival
24th-26th May 2019

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

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Castle Cary Choir Concert
24th May 2019

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

Mezzo-Soprano in a concert of Music for all tastes

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

In aid of a lift for the church

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

Summer Open Evening - Glastonbury Abbey
24th May 2019

When: 6pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as seen on 8 out of 10 cats

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

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

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

comes to the Little Theatre, Wells 

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

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

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SPRING BANK HOLIDAY BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL at Cross Keys Inn, Lydford
24th-27th May 2019

FREE ENTRY AND MUSIC!
A huge range of Real Ales and Farmhouse Ciders plus good food all weekend.
We undertake to give 50p of every pint sold by tokens to charity.
Proceeds to The Alzheimer’s Society & local charities  

1pm to 11.45pm

Cross Keys Inn, Lydford

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Wells - Choir Concert
24th May 2019

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir
at St Cuthbert's Church, Wells

at 7.30pm
Music to suit all tastes plus solo singers.
Tickets £7 available from the Parish Office or on the door.
Further details please ring 01749 675477 

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket Price* £15.00

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

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

Whitsun Holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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Glastonbury Fringe Launch Party - Glastonbury Abbey
25th May 2019

the launch party only gets the ball rolling though, as from May 25 through to 2 June, you can see live music, theatre, spiritual events, alternative lifestyle workshops, street theatre and performance and much more

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Glastonbury Fringe launches into its 8th year with their annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey featuring the amazing bands.
Tankus the Henge
Port Erin
Noel and Webb
Breakbeat Bandits
Tickets £15 per adult / £10 child (5-15)

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

7.30pm 

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

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

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Street - Hessian Flower Workshops
25th May 2019

The venue is the Crispin Hall
10am to 4pm and the cost of workshop £50

The workshop includes all materials, templates and handouts to enable you to create alternative flowers for weddings and special occasions
No floristy skills required
To book contact Annabelle on 07894 717292 or email annabellesmith@talktalk.net 

Wells Library - R L Endean
25th May 2019

"Saving Death is a heart-pounding romance you'll love curling up with on a dark, chilly night"
This book takes you on a journey, through twists and turns. I adore the author and this world. I am so excited for you to read this - Benjamin of Tomes - Book Tutor and owner of Tomes Publishing

Rosy will be talking about her book Saving Death and aspects of creative writing

Spaces are limites so reserve your free place now
at 11am

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Walk like an Egyptian - The Shoe Museum - Clarks
25th May - 29th August 2019

Free Admission

Venue: High Street (oppostie the Bear Inn), Street, Somerset
BA1 0EQ

FFI visit their website or ring 01458 842243 

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The Runway Boutique Charity Fashion Show
25th May 2019

Venue: Bocabar, Red Brick Building, Glastonbury

from 7.30pm

The show will highlight some of the brilliant clothes for sale in Runways's two stores - one in Street and the other in Wells.
Modelled by all ages
There will be a good mixture of brands and styles from the shops' Summer Collection
Tickets cost just £10, which includes a glass of Prosecco and are available from either store
Or book your ticket by phoning 01749676381 or 01458 442215 or emailing runwayinstreet@aol.co.uk

After the party show you'll be able to party the night away with retro party tunes until late courtesy of DJ Beua Son 

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The Miller’s House - Open Garden for NGS
25th May 2019

Garden of person who considers herself to be an untidy planter! Mostly perennial garden, terraced borders, rockeries, large romantic mill pond and wild area designed for butterfly attraction and perfume, areas to sit and enjoy views of garden. Dont miss the terraced veg patch and small modern sculptures. Caution needed around mill pond steps and paths, stout footwear advisable.
Sat 25 May (12.30-4). Admission £4, Children free. Times:12:30 to 16:00. Open for charity.
The Miller’s House, Frome, Somerset BA11 4NP

Whitsun Holiday - Wookey Hole Caves
25th May - 2nd June 2019

We’re going dinosaur mad again! Come and meet our NEW animatronic dinosaurs! Walk among these giants and see how many you can name. Our 4D cinema will be playing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, so join these pre-historic pals on a trilling adventure of a lifetime! Tour the famous caves, meet the Witch of Wookey Hole and watch our amazing circus shows! There are over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket, both inside and outdoors for a fun day whatever the weather!
Book online and save 15%!

Wookey Hole Hotel:
Why not extend your stay and book a room at the Wookey Hole Hotel? Attraction tickets and breakfasts included for a family of 4 when booking the Whitsun Holiday Package.
Prices from £139 based on 2 adults & 2 children.
Hotel package prices from £139 based on 2 adults & 2 children.
Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB 

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The Miller’s House - Open Garden for NGS
25th May 2019

Garden of person who considers herself to be an untidy planter! Mostly perennial garden, terraced borders, rockeries, large romantic mill pond and wild area designed for butterfly attraction and perfume, areas to sit and enjoy views of garden. Dont miss the terraced veg patch and small modern sculptures. Caution needed around mill pond steps and paths, stout footwear advisable.
Sat 25 May (12.30-4). Admission £4, Children free. Times:12:30 to 16:00. Open for charity.
The Miller’s House, Frome, Somerset BA11 4NP

Wells - Veterans Breakfast
25th May 2019

 Royal British Legion, Wells

10 - 11.30am
£5 p/p
The Venue, South Street

Please book with wellsrblsecretary@aol.co.uk or 07497465118

Hot fuzz Film Location Tour - Wells
25th May 2019

Come down to Sandford if you dare!
Visit the key location sites and hear some of the behind the scenes goings on with Wells Walking Tours.
Set off from The Crown in the Market Place and finish up where poor old Tim Messenger ended his days.

All enquiries to Wells Walking Tours 07961159122

£7 per person, £6 children under 16, adults over 65.

2pm to 3.30pm

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Shepton Mallet Lido Open Day
25th May 2019

We will be opening the Lido this year on Saturday 25th May 2019.

Who is coming to see us?

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Wookey Hole - live music
25th May 2019

Wookey Hole Club BA5 1BP

Live music with Soulville Express from 8pm
Come along and join the party
Do not miss them 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry £2, children free

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

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

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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How Newton & Apollo got us to the Moon
26th May 2019

Mike Chipperfield for Wessex Stationary Engine Club

8pm 
Old Down Inn, Emborough BA3 4SA

Coleford Music Day
26th May 2019

Organised by Coleford Revival Group
12 midday to 11.30pm
Coleford Royal British Legion
Advance £10 Adult, £5 child, Family Ticket £23 (2A & 2 C)
Door - £12 Adults, £6 Child
£1 of all tickets will be donated to South West Homeless Group

Wells Fun Run
26th May 2019

10am

Market Place

Be there or be....not there

Entries are open!! Like and share to spread the word

https://www.entrycentral.com/wellsfunrun

#FRday #countdown #145days

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The Gruffalo Visit at East Somerset Railway
27th May 2019

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

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

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

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

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Stoberry Garden - Open Garden for NGS
27th May 2019

With breathtaking views over Wells Cathedral, this 6 acre family garden planted sympathetically within its landscape provides stunning combinations of vistas accented with wildlife ponds, water features, sculpture, 1½ acre walled garden, gazebo, and lime walk. Colour and interest every season; spring bulbs, irises, salvias, wild flower circles, new wild flower meadow walk and fernery.
For NGS: Mon 27 May (2-5.30). Admission £5, Children free. Light refreshments. Discount/prepaid vouchers are not valid on NGS charity days kindly donated by Stoberry Garden. Times:14:00 to 17:30. Telephone:01749 672906. Open for charity.
Stoberry Garden, Wells, Somerset BA5 3LD
 

Cheddar Vale Lions annual duck races
27th May 2019

Cheddar Gorge
first race at 2pm
All proceeds to Children's Hospice South West and local Lions charities.
FFI information@cheddarvalelions.org.uk 

Bruton Packhorse Fair
27th May 2019

One of the town's biggest and most loved annual events
Music, stalls, food, drink and the famous draf race.
Organised by Bruton Festival of Arts and Packhorse Fair a non profit making community organsiation

10am to 5pm

FFI Facebook @brutonfestivalandpackhorsefair 

Wookey - Fundraising Party
27th May 2019

The Burcott Inn, Wookey is holding its annual fundraising party in support of Parkinson's UK and The Beacon Cancer Centre.
The event, which will also celebrate Anne and Ian's 25th running their public house and restaurant, will start with a complimentary buffet at 2pm followed by an auction at 4pm for a hot air balloon ride for 2 people and a Golf Day for 4 people.
There will also be a raffle with prizes including real ales, cider, wine, fresh foods and much more. 

Crafty Cats - Tales & Legends - Bishops Palace
28th May 2019

Join the team at The Bishop’s Palace on a quest to explore the tales and legends of medieval times over May Half Term!
Walk in the steps of King Arthur and re-create the well-loved local legend of Bishop Jocelyn and the Dragon with fun-filled family activities.
On Tuesday 28th May, the Crafty Cats session will use a range of craft activities to transform younger visitors into fire-breathing dragons or Kings & Queens, and they will also have the chance to create a medieval regal banner to fly as they march into battle!
10.30am - 3pm
included in standard admission to Palace & Gardens
The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
Tue 28 May 2019 

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Wellfield Barn - Open Garden for NGS
28th May 2019

Created over 22 yrs from concrete farmyard into a ½-acre garden, progressively developing. Wonderful views, ha-ha, pond, mixed borders, hydrangea bed, formal sunken garden, grass walks with interesting young and semi-mature trees. Structured design integrates house, lawn and garden with landscape.
Tue 28 May (11.30-4.30). Admission £5, Children free. Light refreshments. Delicious home-made cake. Times:11:30 to 16:30. Telephone:01749 675129. Visits also by arrangement for groups of up to 30. Adm for By Arrangement visits £6, 1st June to 31st July.. Open for charity.
Wellfield Barn, Wells, Somerset BA5 3AG
 

Royal Fleet Air Museum - Concorde 50 - fun-filled activities May Half Term
28th-31st May 2019

Scraphead Concorde Challenge

11am to 3pm

Come and craft a Concorde from a selection of household materials. Are you going to make a plastic bottle nose-cone? Or maybe some paper plate wings?
Let your imagination run wild in this free drop in activity under an actual Concorde!

Plus visit our play area!
Based on the colossal new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, our playground will inspire all ages as they climb, slide and jump abroad. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets are now available in Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre

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

 at Strode Theatre, Street

30th & 31st May - 7pm

1st June - 2pm and 7pm

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Nature Ninjas - Tales & Legends - Bishops Place
30th May 2019

Join the team at The Bishop’s Palace on a quest to explore the tales and legends of medieval times over May Half Term!
Walk in the steps of King Arthur and re-create the well-loved local legend of Bishop Jocelyn and the Dragon with fun-filled family activities.
On Thursday 30th May the activities take a rustic turn as the Nature Ninjas family gardening session will focus on fun plants from history!
11am - 3pm
included in standard admission to Palace & Gardens
The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD

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Gaz Coombes - Cheese & Grain
30th May 2019

plus support tbc

Doors 7.30pm
£17.50 advance (+SBF) |
All standing event

British Indie legend Gaz Coombes is coming to Frome this May.

Seventeen years in the same band, and you can start to forget things. Gaz Coombes is recovering a feeling – the moment you first realise that music can give you goose-bumps, make your hair stand on end. He got it aged fourteen, and he’s getting it again now. It was a “new emotion,” he recalls. “Like nothing I’d felt before, and it would choke me. I was always in tune with that feeling, but never quite brave enough to explore it myself.”

For nearly two decades with Supergrass, Coombes came to embody the oddball end of British indie and Britpop. But it is through his solo work that he has found himself. With his 2015 album Matador, he presented a new musical identity: wide-screen, emotional, cinematic and full of artistic surprises. It earned him a Mercury Prize nomination. “With Matador I almost got it right…” he says.

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Churchill Singers Summer Concert at Glastonbury Abbey
31st May 2019

When: 11am Where: Main Abbey

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

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Kids Speed and Agility Workshop
31st May 2019

Does your young athlete want to learn how to get faster ?

In this 90 minute workshop they will learn about fundamental movements, sprinting technique and sport specific agility, as well as how to warm up and stretch correctly.

The session is suitable for girls and boys aged 10 and above playing any level of sport.

For more information please contact me on 07825985694.

Price : £10

11.30am - 1pm

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Gig @ The Crown, Wells
31st May 2019

Chelsea & Charlie are an Acoustic Duo from Chilcompton, Somerset. They are very well known for their unique, crisp, acoustic versions of famous rock / pop songs, that feature intricate harmonies to complement each other, as vocalists.

will be playing at the Crown
Come get a drink at the Crown and have a listen!

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Royal Fleet Air Museum - Motorized Lego Concorde Workshop
31st May 2019

Join Brick Ideas and build a motorised Lego Concorde and send it down the runway in the quickest possible time.

Build your aircraft with Lego and Lego Technic and power it up using Lego power functions and launch it down the runway under Concorde.

plus viist our play area!
Based on the colossal new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, our playgorund will inspire all ages as they climb, slide and jump abroad. Children must be accompanied by an adult

10.30am to 4pm (lunch break 1pm to 1.30pm)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Tel 01225 463362

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Benefit Gig @ Bocabar /Red Brick Building
1st June 2019

The Lost Revellers - gypsy jazz folk fusion band

Tickets £10

Doors open 7.30pm
Buffet and Raffle

All proceeds to Safe passage - legal routes to sanctuary and
Bristol Refugee Rights

Tickets available from website, on the door, or from Wells Refugee Action Group 07585308350

 

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

why not have Pre-Theatre Supper

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

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

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United Reformed Church Flower Festival Concert
2nd June 2019

Time: 19:30 – 23:30
Venue: High St, Street BA16 0ER

The United Reformed Church, Street will be hosting their Flower Festival Concert with special guests Glastonbury Male Voice Choir. 

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Milton Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
2nd June 2019

Mature Grade II terraced garden. Architectural terraces transformed from sloping land with profusion of plants capitalising on views of Wells Cathedral and Vale of Avalon. Garden was restored to its former glory by current owner's parents who moved here in 1960, orchard replaced with collection of ornamental trees. Cross Old Bristol Rd to 7 acre woodland garden, the Combe, a natural peaceful contrast to formal garden of Milton Lodge.
For NGS: Sun 12 May, Sun 2 June, Sun 7 July (2-5). Admission £5. Home-made teas. Children under 14 no entry charge. Discount/prepaid vouchers are not valid on the 3 NGS charity days kindly donated by Milton Lodge. Times:14:00 to 17:00. Telephone:01749 672168. Open for charity.
Milton Lodge, Wells, Somerset BA5 3AQ
Sun 12 May, Sun 2 Jun, Sun 7 Jul

Charity Dog Show - Family Fun Dog show - Wells
2nd June 2019

Family fun dog show, lovely atmosphere,
stalls
donkeys,
Funniest pet photo competition
Refreshments
Bouncy Castle
Kids Craft
Ball of Fame
have a go agility Mendip Agility,
demonstrations and all to raise money for Buddies Rural Animal Rescue.
Come along and join in, even if you have never attended a dog show it’s a really lovely first one.

10.30 - 4.30

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Wells - Analytical Philosophy Society
3rd June 2019

A chatty and argumentative audience of about 30-35 will meet at the Wells Museum at 10.30am

Just turn up or phone 01749 899069
Jenny Linsdell will introduce a topic which is "Want peace?
Prepare for War"

Pilton Pre-School Open Days
3rd June 2019

Pilton Pre-School has some availability for 2, 3, or 4 year olds from September 2019. 30 hours funded spaces are available.

Come along to one of our "Stay and Play" Open Days

9.30am - 10.30am to see our setting and meet the staff

Please contact us to book your space
Tel: 01749899147 or email preschool@piltonvillage.co.uk

Find us at the rear of Pilton Methodist Chapel, Top Street, Pilton BA4 4DU 

Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh & Japan
4th-6th June 2019

at Strode Theatre

Tuesday 4th June @ 7.45pm - studio
Thursday 6 June @ 7.30pm - theatre

The film travels to France, the Netherlands and Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know today

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Wells - Board Games Group
5th June 2019

7pm to 9.30pm at the Cheese ard Cafe, West Horrington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket Price* £22, O/60s & U/16s £21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Collect Park Day
8th June 2019

Is a celebration of Shepton Mallet and the surrounding area’s leisure and charitable organisations in the town’s wonderful Park gifted to Shepton Mallet by John Kyte Collett in 1906.

The park opens at 10am to the public with an all-day celebration, with community displays in a central performance space.

Multiple deli food providers join the food court traders and bar, with a wide range of local groups, charities and traders offering anything from cheese to cider, jewellery to jumpers, face painting to falafels, artworks to Army Cadet Corps displays.

Come and enjoy in the fun

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Summer Market - Croscombe
8th June 2019

Come to our Summer market to browse all the wonderful stalls including:
local food and drink,
plants,
crafts,
jewellery,
tombola and much more.
Meet friends old and new over a glass of Pimms, tea and home made cake or lunch.
And for the kids there's a bran tub and cooling drinks and ices.

10am to 2pm
Croscombe Village Hall  

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Stogumber Gardens Open - 38th consecutive year
8th-9th June 2019

14 individual gardens

£6 all weekend

Children under 14 free

Plant, Cake and Bric-a-Brac stalls
Fabulous food all day

in aid of St Mary's Church, Stogumber, Children's Hospice South West, Somerset Coastal YMCA (Dulverton Group) at the Beach Hotel, Minehead

TA4 3TQ - 3 miles SE of Williton - follow signs from A358 or B3224

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Shepton and District Model Railway Society
8th-9th June 2019

present their 44th Annual Model Railway Exhibition - Mendip 2019

Open Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm 

at Doulting Village Hall, Doulting, BA4 4PL

On A361 Shepton Mallet to Frome Road between Shepton and Cranmore

Easton - Concert:
8th June 2019

The Brue Boys in concert at Easton Village Hall, Ebbor Lane at 7.30pm.
This is the last concert before the boys appear as the opening act in this year's Glasotnbury Extravaganza.
Tickets £10 including refreshments can be obtained from David Hislop 01749 870741 - hislopd21@gmail.com or Cheryl Westbury 01749 871233 - cheryl@nutritionanutshell.org
 

Take That - Greatest Hits Live - live on screen
8th June 2019

screened at Strode Theatre
live from Principality Stadium, Cardiff

8pm 

Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only.
Broadcast LIVE from last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.

Tickets £15.50
Box office 01458 442846

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June Vintage market - Castle Cary
9th June 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.

10am to 3pm
The Market House, Castle Cary

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The Glitter Run Remix - Wells
9th June 2019

Join us for The Glitter Run Remix at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

The 5k runs will consist of two sparkling bio-degradable glitter stations, two bursting bubble stations and a colourful paint party to finish. All runners will receive a medal for finishing the race.

Registration will open from 11 am, with the run starting at 12 pm.

Book your place now: http://bit.ly/GlitterRunRemix

Limited edition T-shirts are also available to buy now - be quick before they sell out! http://bit.ly/GRR19-TShirts

We hope to see you there!
#GlitterRunUK #GlitterRunRemix

This event is proudly sponsored by Western Power Distribution

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Open Farm Sunday
9th June 2019

 On the 9th June we will be opening our doors to all things farming. This family friendly event will host live demonstrations, tours, and a array of activities to celebrate everything we are proud of! Tractor Ted will be attending with his tractor shaped bouncy castle, tractor track and welly wagging. Entry is Free, so come along for a great family day out.

10am to 4pm

Farrington Farm Shop, Cafe and Farm Park

Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - Live on Screen
9th June 2019

 at Strode Theatre

This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.
Created a "spellbinging" re-imagining of this classic New Adventures production

Filmed at Sadler's Well Theatre in London Jan 2019

Tickets £12.50/Conc £10.50
Box office 01458 442846

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Shepton Mallet Talk
11th June 2019

"Fakes and Forgeries" - after the AGM at 10am Malcolm Kenwood, a former specialist police detective will talk to The Arts Society Mendip on how the skilled art fogers can convince even the specialists. We meet at the Bath & West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN at 11am

Guests welcome
Contact FFI 01934 862435 

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Live on Screen - Royal Opera House - The Royal Ballet's - Romeo and Juliet
11th June 2019

7.15pm
in the Theatre

Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis' magnificient designs.

Tickets £15.50/Concs £13.50 inc 50p cmsn
Box Office 01458 442846

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
13th June 2019

10am to 12 noon

at Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Strode Theatre & Strode Live - present
13th June 2019

Anup Kumar Biswas and The Drystones

A fundraiser in celebration of 25 yrs of the Mathieson Music Trust with international artists
7.30pm

Cellist Anup Kumar Biswas, internationally acclaimed for performing Western adn Eastern Classic music will perform with singers Daniel Brevik (bass-baritone) and Jennifer Brevik (mezzo soprano)

Supported by The Drystones
Tickets£15/Concs £10
Box Office 01458 442846

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Top of the Gorge Festival
14th-16th June 2019

A weekend of adventure
Camp for the wekend in a unique pop up campsite overlooking Britain's highest inland cliffs, or visit for the day
Free parking

Activities:
Camping, walking, climbing, cycling, trail running, archery, bushcraft, caving, barefoot walking, camp fire cooking, axe-throwig, wild food foraging, stargazing and much more

Entertainment:
Live music, inspiring speakers, adventure films and readings

Food and Drink:
Locally made produce ranging from real Cheddar cheese, cider, ales and craft spirits 

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Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair
14th-16th June 2019

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

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

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

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The Country Garden Festival
14th-16th June 2019

In aid of The Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace Country Garden Festival celebrates its 5th year this summer and will once again take over the splendid grounds of The Bishop's Palace

The 14 acres of RHS partner gardens will be at the absolute peak; with parterres filled with the scent of myriad roses and dramatic borders aflame with summer colour, all set amongst the medieval ramparts of the ancient Palace and its famous well pools.

The festival will be opened by Chris Beardshaw of Gardener's World and Gardeners Question Time fame, and other speakers include Tamsin Westhorpe experienced horticultural journalist, gardener, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge and co-chair of The Garden Media Guild, and there will be a special Question Time with James Cross, Head Gardener from the Palace along with his team.

Tickets Adults £9, Children (5-18) £4, under 5's free, members FREE, Groups £7

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Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra
14th June 2019

Laetitia Amodio (piano)
Featuring Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor and Mahler's Symphony No 1 (Titan)

Tickets £10 - £18 available from Wells Cathedral School Box Office 01749 834483


7.30pm

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
15th June 2019

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

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Leigh on Mendip Summer Fair
15th June 2019

Traditional village fairs conjure up many images; warm sunny days, maypole dancing, music, cider and real ale flowing freely, children laughing and families having a well-earned relax.
The annual summer fair at Leigh on Mendip is all these things. This year will see more of an emphasis on live music, with three bands on stage, together with a return of the successful fun dog show, as well as a show of classic cars.

Our main sponsor, Tarmac, will run free minibus tours around one of the biggest local quarries. And of course there will be many stalls and games, and plenty to eat and drink.
So why not come along to the Recreation Field from 12 noon until 4pm for some traditional Somerset fun. 01373 812459

Roger Orpwood , Chair of Fair Committee Tel 01373 812459 or email r.a.orpwood@btinternet.com



80's vs 90's Night - Party Night +2
15th June 2019

at The Club, High Street, Shepton Mallet

7pm til late

DJ Keaty -
DJ Paul Owen
Heather B "Back 2 the 80's"

Fancy Dress and raffle
Tickets £5

Radio Shepton Fundraiser

Tickets available from SMTIC - cash only sales 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Dad's Day Out
16th June 2019

 If you've managed to miss us so far this year - put that right with this great day out

Amongst other music we have a Rock-a-Billy band playing to keep you entertained while you shop along with lots of other things planned...watch this space

Expect the usual mix of stalls and a few new ones with lots of shops and cafes open in town to compliment the market
It's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday

FREE parking 🚗

More details on stalls, etc to follow soon...

For all carparks follow this link -
https://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/Shepton+Mallet

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Somerset Music and the local Lions Club - present Mid-Somerset Musical Spectacular
17th-18th June 2019

7pm in the theatre

Pupils from schools, music clubs and drama groups in Mid Somerset will showcase their musical talents over two performances.
Each evening will be unique, featuring a different cast with a wide variety of skills and talent on show. This series of concerts has presented many local youngsters with their first opportunity to perform on the big stage, and this year will be no exception.

Tickets £7 /non performing students and children £2.50
Box office 01458 442846
Proceeds from the concerts will go to Somerset Music and other children's charities.

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Dr Turbervilles Morris Dancing at the Cross Keys Inn
18th June 2019

Join the turbs for an evening of music and dance at the Cross Keys Inn!

8pm to 10pm

at Cross Keys Inn, Lydford

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Pub in the Park - Bath Victoria Park
21st-23rd June 2019

The biggest celebration of great food, award winning pubs, michelin starred chefs and live music

Friday: Basement Jaxx
Saturday: Texas
Sunday: Will Young
Plus Gabrielle, The Bluetones, The Cuban Brothers, Natalie Williams, and the Soul Family, Dodgy and more

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That'll Be The Day - Brand New Show - at Frome Memorial Theatre
21st-22nd June 2019

Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK's favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another Brand New Show!

Featuring incredible live music performance, this hugely entertaining Rock and Roll spectular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s with bags of hilarious comedy!

Celebrating an entire era of timeless nostalgia, the production is well known for its ability to make audiences return time and time again for a new experience. Now in its 33rd year of consecutive national touring, That'll Be The Day is living proof that Rock & Roll will never die!
Tickets £25.50
Box Office 01373 462795

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A Midsummer Marriage - Sherborne
22nd June 2019

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

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

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Needle Felted Jewellery with Embellishments at The Hive
22nd June 2019

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

Come along for 2 hours of needle felting fun and make a piece of needle felted jewellery with beads and embellishments of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

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

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

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Maria Stuarda - Opera Up Close at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd June 2019

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

or Maria Stuarda

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

Set and Costume design - Kate Lane

at 18.30hrs

at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury 

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Ghost Walk of Wells
22nd June 2019

 Setting off from The Crown, the most haunted building in our tiny city, visit two graveyards, pass by the building where the bones of the Witch of Wookey Hole are kept and finish up near The City Arms, a former jail where the hangman is said to wander the building still.
Hear about the terrifying ghostly goings on in our city.
It will be dark, so do bring a torch if you are of a nervous disposition!
£7 per person, £6 children under 16, adults over 65.
All enquiries to Wells Walking Tours on 07961159122

9pm to 10.30

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Interactive Food Explorers Workshop
22nd June 2019

Interactive Food Explorers Workshop for those with pre-school aged children. Using a Scandinavian approach to supporting your child to enjoy new foods, healthy ones at that! All with the aim of helping you to reduce the stress at meal times. Come along, have fun with your child and learn how to help your child to see foods differently. 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Old Stores Studio, Evercreech,BA4 6HZ

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Teh Great Big Cross Keys Quiz
23rd June 2019

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

7pm to 10pm

at Cross Keys Inn, Lydford, Somerton

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

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

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

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

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

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Frome Festival 2019
5th-14th July 2019

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


So many things to see and do - please visit website for a comprehensive list or pop into the SMTIC for a brochure

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Croscombe Fun Day
6th July 2019

Our annual Funday is a great day out for the family.
Stalls,
kids' games,
tug of war,
skittle alley,
bar,
BBQ,
WI Teas
and live music throughout. 

1pm to 6pm

Village Hall and field, Fayreway, Croscombe

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Celebrating 150 years of Bowlish School
6th July 2019

Bowlish School will be holding an open afternoon to celebrate its 150th year. Past and present students, teachers parents and friends are invited to join in the celebration.

If you have any information or photos which may be of interest please contact the school.

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Bath Bach Choir - Mozart: Requiem; Exultate Jubilate
6th July 2019

Southern Sinfonia, Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Nigel Perrin - conductor

Tickets £10 - £30
available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749 834483

7pm 

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Milton Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
7th July 2019

Mature Grade II terraced garden. Architectural terraces transformed from sloping land with profusion of plants capitalising on views of Wells Cathedral and Vale of Avalon. Garden was restored to its former glory by current owner's parents who moved here in 1960, orchard replaced with collection of ornamental trees. Cross Old Bristol Rd to 7 acre woodland garden, the Combe, a natural peaceful contrast to formal garden of Milton Lodge.
For NGS: Sun 12 May, Sun 2 June, Sun 7 July (2-5). Admission £5. Home-made teas. Children under 14 no entry charge. Discount/prepaid vouchers are not valid on the 3 NGS charity days kindly donated by Milton Lodge. Times:14:00 to 17:00. Telephone:01749 672168. Open for charity.
Milton Lodge, Wells, Somerset BA5 3AQ
Sun 12 May, Sun 2 Jun, Sun 7 Jul

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
11th July 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Wells Theatre Festival
11th-14th July 2019

Back for 2019, the Wells Theatre Festival will run from 11 - 14 July, and already has an exciting line-up of world-class professional theatre and performance.

A full programme will be released soon, but we do know that this year's community production will be Much Ado about Nothing. 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
11th July 2019

 1.05pm - 1.40pm

Matthew Redman ( Director of Music, St John's Church, Glastonbury)

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

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Priddy Folk Festival 2019
12th-14th July 2019

Acts for far: Greg Russell, Ciaran Algar, Tim Edey, the Drystones, Mawkin Kinnaris Quintet, Jackie Dates, Rob Heron and The Cartographers, Dallahan Gadarene

Ceilidhs, Workshops, Dance and Childrens Festivals, Arts and Craft Fairs, Beer and Cider Tent, Worlds Foods

all held in the beautiful Mendip Hills.

Tickets and more information

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

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

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

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Secret World Healing Weekend
12th-14th July 2019

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

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

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

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

Show Times:

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

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

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

When: 9am Where: Main Abbey

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

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International Air Day
13th July 2019

at Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton

Tickets will be available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre 

Take off on your next adventure at the Roya Navy's spectacular airshow!

Wells Charity Boules Tournament
14th July 2019

The 19th(!) annual Wells Charity Boules Tournament in Wells Market Place.

48 teams compete throughout the day and raise money for The Nepal Trust and local Rotary Clubs.

For team details please email play@wellsboules.co.uk.

9am - 5pm

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July Vintage Market - Castle Cary
14th July 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 

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

An evening at East Pennard

Details to follow

Graham Nash - The Forum, Bath
18th July 2019

An intimate evening of songs and stories

at The Forum, Bath

Tickets 08448889991 

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The Drifters at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th July 2019

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

Ticket Prices* - £26.50

7.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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Classic & Supercars at Sherborne Castle
21st July 2019

for all car enthusiasts and families - raising funds for charity

2000 cherished and spectacular cars on show

Marque feature: Porsche

16th year at Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Celebrity guest: Derek Bell - 5 times Le Mans Winner 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Summer Sizzler
21st July 2019

What to do on this summer Sunday
Come for a look for free!! you might even bag yourself a bargain

With Punch 'n' Judy and music to keep you entertained while you shop along with lots of other things planned...watch this space

The competition this month is a beach themed fancy dress

So get out your best Hawaiian shirt or skirt (or both)
There is no age limit so why not make this a whole family activity

Expect the usual mix of stalls and a few new ones with lots of shops and cafes open in town to compliment the market
It's a no brainer for the family on a Sunday

FREE parking

More details on stalls, etc to follow soon...

For all carparks follow this link -
https://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/Shepton+Mallet

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

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

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

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

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

Also included in your visit

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

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

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

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

see website for line up

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Truth, Mysteries and New Frontiers
26th-28th July 2019

The Glastonbury Symposium

The UK's leading alternative conference - expand your horizons

Three days of stimulating presentations on...
New Views
Conspiracies
Paranormal consciousness
Earth Mysteries
Health
New Science
Positive Change
plus sacred sites tour

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

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

Limited earlybird tickets £25 

Somerset Chamber Choir Bach: St John Passion
27th July 2019

Somerset Chamber Choir, The Musical and Amicable Society, James Gilchrist (Evangelist), Sophie Gallagher (Soprano), Timothy Morgan ( counter-tenor), Rory Carver (tenor), Harry Thatcher (Pilate), Niall Anderson (Jesus), Richard Laing (Conductor)

An unmissable concert, featuring one of the world's foremost Evangelists and one of the finest baroque orchestras in the UK.

Tickets £10 - £25 available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office 01749 834483

7pm

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2019
3rd August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
8th August 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2019
8th August 2019

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Barry Rose, OBE (formerly of Guildford, St Paul's and St Albans Cathedrals)

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

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

9am to 2pm

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

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PJ Masks Visit at East Somerset Railway
10th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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Glastonbury Abbey Fun Dog Show
11th August 2019

When: 1pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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August Vintage Market - Castle Cary
11th August 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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Wuthering Heights - Outdoor Theatre - Wells
16th August 2019

at Bishops Palace, Wells 

6.30pm to 9pm

Join Heartbreak Productions on Friday 16th August for an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, a haunting tale of two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. A tale of love and passionate bonds; when the lovers are driven apart by Cathy’s ambition for social elevation, Heathcliff turns vengeful and sets out to enact a torturous scheme of revenge on the next generation of Earnshaws.

Suitable for ages 9+. Starts 6:30pm. Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins including interval

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £44. Tickets available online, via phone (01749 988111) and via the Palace Visitor Centre (formerly the Palace Shop).

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Needle Felted Dragons at The Hive
17th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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


Pre-Theatre Supper

Saturday 17th August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

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

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Mid Somerset Show
18th August 2019

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

at Secret World - fun and games for all the family

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

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

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

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

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

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

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
5th September 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

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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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andy Sanders - postponed from last year

"Zula Wars, local people"

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

Vintage Somerset Fair
21st September 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

9.30 - 4pm

Entry £1 /50p students

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

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

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

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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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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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Wookey Hole Pumpkin Competition 2019
1st October 2019

Register your interest for Wookey Hole’s 2019 Pumpkin Competition by using the Pumpkin Mailing List sign-up form here.

2018: We Have A Winner!
Champion Grower Delivered Prize Pumpkin By Forklift

Competition organisers needed a forklift truck to deliver a giant pumpkin to the scales at Wookey Hole Caves on Saturday.

The giant fruit – which dragged the scales around to a colossal 927.5 kilos – squashed all other entries at the Somerset resort’s Giant Pumpkin challenge.

Daniel Medley, Director at Wookey Hole Caves, said more than fifty entrants had brought their produce to the weigh in – despite one of the most demanding growing seasons ever.





“The number of entries was incredible considering the long summer drought. Pumpkins demand large quantities of water and we know some of our local contestants were using cider and apple juice to make up for the lack of rain through the summer.

“We had to employ security guards at the weigh in to ensure people didn’t help themselves to prize-winning pumpkin seeds – which can change hands for thousands of pounds.”

The poor growing season meant that diehard growers were in with a greater chance of winning the resort’s £1,000 prize for the heaviest specimen.

Overall winner of the competition was Ian Paton from Lymington in Hampshire. Prizes were also presented for the most perfect pumpkin and also the spookiest carved or decorated pumpkin as chosen by the Witch of Wookey Hole.

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

6.30pm to 1am

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
21st November 2019

with a mystery speaker - details to follow 

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

Needle Felted Toadstool Characters
23rd November 2019

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Somerset Fair
23rd November 2019

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

9.30am to 4pm

Entry £1/50p students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th December 2019

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

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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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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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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