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Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street, Wells and Frome
Programmes for each area

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

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

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your it Now - Digital Hub and Workshops for ALD
Are you looking for ways to stay safe online and meet new people?

Join us every Friday at the Shepton Mallet Library
9.30am to 1.30pm

Register now: 01749 671706

Free 

Somerset Gardens Trust - call for entries
Somerset Gardens Competition 2020
£250 top prize - £15 per entry - free for schools 

Individual owned gardens competition:
Judge - Alan Power, NT Stourhead
Selectros: Nigel Cox, Paul Cumbleton and Lucy Hetherington

Schools competition:
Judge - Alan Ketley, former Head of Horticultural Studies, Cornwall College

The two competitions celebrate the wealth and diversity of historic and modern gardens in Somerset, and the remarkable passion of school volunteers and garden owners

Competitions open 15.9.19 and closes 20.4.20
Visiting and judging - May to July 2020

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Royal Opera House - LIVE FILMED BALLET BROADCAST- Swan Lake
1st April 2020

7.15pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.

While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. 

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Craft 4 Crafters at Bath & West Showground
2nd-4th April 2020

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Dr Francis Burroughes
2nd April 2020

Monthly speaker meetings at The Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

"Seated One Day at the Organ"
Observations from the organ bench spanning 60 years

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

****cancelled******(17/3/2020)

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In Conversation With Samantha Cameron - Cefinn
2nd April 2020

Come and join us at Kilver Court for an inspiring morning in conversation with Samantha Cameron, Creative Director and Founder of Cefinn, the contemporary fashion brand for smart, modern and feminine women.
Samantha will be talking us through the Spring Summer 2020 collections and discover more about how this London based label designs chic, grown up womenswear for the multitasking modern woman.
With exclusive insights into the ethos and philosophy behind Cefinn, enjoy a unique opportunity to understand simple ways to create a look that is elegantly understated with a modern fashion edge and learn more about Samantha’s elegantly understated style and good to go fashion for a beautiful 24/7 wardrobe.
Guests will have the chance to browse and shop the latest collection with 20% off.
The event will be held in The Mulberry Room at Kilver Court between 10am and noon and will be hosted by Monty and Roger Saul. This is a free event, but please book your tickets

Event Details
Doors Open at 9:30AM
Starts at 10:00AM

Location
Kilver Court Designer Village, Shepton Mallet,, BA4 5NF

This is a free event, but please book your tickets:

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The Wizard of Woz - Paper Mache Poppies workshop
2nd April 2020

at the Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

11.00 am to 2pm

Help us create giant paper mache poppies for our Poppy Field installation (as well as smaller poppies for you to take home), part of the forthcoming Wizard of Woz exhibtion at the Art Bank.
These workshops are led by Kate Storey. Kate is a qualified silversmith and jeweller from the Sir John Cass School of Art in London,
Sessions are £5 each time - pay on the day 

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Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe - Frome Memorial Theatre
3rd April 2020

at 8pm

Rich Hall's comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin'. Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich's combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a "win-win" (GUARDIAN), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn't dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.

"Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious." (THE SCOTSMAN)

Strictly 14 years plus – Parental Guidance, likely to be swearing and adult content

Ticket Price* £17

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

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Music for Passiontide - St Mary's Church, Glastonbury
3rd April 2020

Beethoven - Christ on the Mount of Olives
Bruckner, Poulenc Motets
Cantilena Choir and Orchestra
Music Director Anthony Bevan
7.30pm at St Mary's Churhc, Glastonbury
Tickets £12 (child £1)
from Dickett's Stationers, High Street, Glastonbury or phone 01278 722870
email cantachoir1@gmail.com

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Desmond's Dawn playing at the Art Bank Cafe
3rd April 2020

Desmond's Dawn are a male and female duo formed by songwriters Al Cosnett and Jo Munroe. This brilliant local band combines rich vocals and harmonies, syncopated guitars, groove driven bottleneck, breathless harmonica and percussive beats to fill your head and move your feet, forming a sound they like to call 'FLUNK'!

Doors open at 7, music from around 8.30. Suggested donation: £3

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Top Hat and Tails - Cedar Halls
4th April 2020

Step out of the 21st Century and into a golden age of glamour. Join cult crooners Gavin Lazarus and The Foxes for a heady night of sharp suits, champagne flutes, glamour gowns, and casino cool. From the jazz age of the 30s to the swinging 60s, Gavin's stomping live band presents some of the finest stage and screen tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. With tunes from composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lionel Bart, and some of the greatest musicals including My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls and West Side Story, you are in for a night of pure class!

You can book a table online, or by calling the Box Office on 01749 834483. Tables are for six or two people. Please note that other people may be sitting at a table with you if you do not book all the seats. Tickets will be £18 on the door.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7.30pm
Tickets £16

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Come and Sing excerpts from Handel's Messiah
4th April 2020

Conductor Simon Twiselton
Cheap Street Church Sherborne 
Registration from 9.15am
Start prompt at 10am
£20 to include loan of OUP score
Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided, bring a packed lunch

Informal concert at 5pm
Concert free- but donations appreciated on the door
To reserve/register your place text 07565165871 or email kirk.hutton@rocketmail.com

80's vs 90's Fancy Dress Party Night at The Club
4th April 2020

music by Radio Shepton DJ's
Heather B/ DJ Keaty
special guest DJ Riky Grover

7pm to late
£5 cash

The Club, 29 High Street, Shepton Mallet 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM TOURIST OFFICE OR FAIRY GODMOTHER SHOP

Tri.Art presents - Dancing through the ages
5th April 2020

7pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Tri.Art’s 2020 production features our 250 students from Frome and Warminster.

Join us as we celebrate the evolution of dance from the Renaissance period through the Roaring Twenties and beyond!

Our students will showcase a broad range of dance styles including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Acrobatics, Contemporary and Street. Audiences will be taken on a journey through time that is guaranteed to have everyone dancing in their seats.
 

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Cheddar Valley Railway 150th
5th April 2020

An exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Railway from Yatton to Wells

Wells Town Hall

10.30 - 4pm
Admission free
Photographs - Maps - Relics - Models - Books - Film Show - refreshments

ffi contact 01749 675045 

A sequence of music and readings for Holy Week - Wells Cathedral
5th April 2020

Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

Wells Cathedral Choir, conducted by Jeremy Cole, perform a devotional recital of music for Passiontide, including Herbert Howells' Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, alongside readings for Holy Week.

3pm
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Donkey Day
7th April 2020

Join us for Donkey Day and meet our visiting donkeys!

Have fun getting creative with a variety of donkey crafts and activities at this drop-in family event.

11.00 - 3.00pm 

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction at Bath & West Showground
8th April 2020

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

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7
 

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Paint a glass tea light holder - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
8th April 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Get creative with colour as you design and then paint a glass tea light holder.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Spring Clean
8th April 2020

Discover more about how people cleaned their homes in the past and why we should be grateful for our labour-saving devices! Try your hand at beating the carpets and other hands-on activities!

Today we have washing machines and vacuum cleaners to keep our homes looking spick and span, but it wasn’t always that easy! Visit the museum to find out more about how cleaning our homes has changed over time, and have a go for yourself!

Drop in, Age 5+ 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Family Fun Day Easter Folics
9th April 2020

Try your hand at creating peg chicks, Easter bunnies and origami tulips, as well as having a go at some seasonal colouring activities.

1st session - 11.00 - 1:00

2nd session - 2:00 - 3:30 

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The Wizard of Woz - Paper Mache Poppies workshop
9th April 2020

at the Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

11.00 am to 2pm

Help us create giant paper mache poppies for our Poppy Field installation (as well as smaller poppies for you to take home), part of the forthcoming Wizard of Woz exhibtion at the Art Bank.
These workshops are led by Kate Storey. Kate is a qualified silversmith and jeweller from the Sir John Cass School of Art in London,
Sessions are £5 each time - pay on the day

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Easter Fun - East Somerset Railway
10th-13th April 2020

Standard Ticket prices apply.

In an age of computers and apps, come and spend Easter with your family and our friendly staff, to experience steam in all its whistling glory. There will be an Easter Egg trail around the station - as well as other children's activities.

The Miniature Railway will be running, as well as Driver for a Tenner and why not visit the Engine Shed and Workshop to get up close to the wonder of steam. Do not forget to fuel up at the Whistlestop Cafe and get some great goodies in our Station Shop.

Ride the train as many times as you like and have a chat with our engine crew and volunteers, who cannot wait to welcome you for Easter Fun!

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Decorate an egg - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
10th April 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Dip and dye your boiled egg with fun colours, then add some decoration, you can even create a character.

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Bath Camerata - Good Friday Concert - Wells Cathedral
10th April 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Benjamin Goodson (conductor).
Bath Camerata returns to Wells Cathedral to give its 33rd annual Good Friday concert. This year, Vaughan Williams’ moving Mass in G minor will form the centrepiece of this exceptional chamber choir’s programme, alongside works by Owain Park, Ben Parry, Joanna Marsh, Cheryl Frances Hoad, and Oliver Tarney. This concert is sponsored by William Haley Engineering.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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A Night of Studio 54 - Disco Decadence at The Art Bank
10th April 2020

Admission £5
Attire - Spectacular
with your host The Dr Love Vinyl Revival 

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Easter Vigil at Wells Cathedral
11th April 2020

Easter Vigil with the lighting of the Easter Fire

The Schola Cantorum and Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral welcome in Easter with a dramatic service during which the Easter Fire will be lit. Music will include pieces by John Rutter and Michael Tippett.

The service will conclude with fireworks on Cathedral Green followed by drinks

9pm
 

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Giant Flea Market at Bath & West Showground
12th April 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
At a glance...

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Traditional Easter Egg Hunt
12th April 2020

Decorate your egg box then head out into the orchard to see how many eggs you can find. All participants are guaranteed to go home with at least one chocolate egg! All children must be supervised throughout the activity.

Why not stay afterwards to enjoy the museum or enjoy a morning coffee in the café. (This is not included within the admission to the egg hunt)

10am

All places must be booked in advance, please call the museum to book on 01458 831197

Age 3+, £4 per child

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Shields and Swords - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
13th April 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Design and make your own cardboard shield and sword, you could even bring it along to the Medieval Fayre.
 

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Project Play presents Dad’s Army
14th-18th April 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

As Project Play enters its third year, following superb productions of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘Allo Allo!’, this all time favourite is sure to be yet another big hit.

The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: “stupid boy” Pike, “Don’t panic, don’t panic” Jonesey, “Doomed, we’re all doomed!” Fraser, “May I be excused, sir?” Godfrey, and all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson. 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Hen Day
14th April 2020

What came first – the chicken or the egg? We can’t promise to answer that question – but we will be finding out all sorts of things about eggs and chickens!

Meet some spoilt rare breed hens belonging to one of our staff members.

11:00 - 3:00

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Easter Holiday Kids Pottery Workshop - Nunney
14th April 2020

10am to 3.30pm

Easter holiday workshop for children from reception (4/5years) to 13 to come and get creative with clay. They will learn how to throw on the wheel and how to sculpt in clay. The children’s masterpieces are then fired and glazed (and fired again) to become permanent pieces of art for you to treasure. Each child should come away with at least a bowl/mug and sculpture all made by them and decorated to their own design.

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Peter Rabbit 2020 - East Somerset Railway
15th April 2020

Peter Rabbit™ will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm , 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will also be a Peter Rabbit Trail and quiz as well as Punch and Judy to entertain you when Peter takes a rest!

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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Crowns and Headdresses - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
15th April 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Make a crown or headdress from cardboard then enjoy adding that personal touch as you decorate your design. You could even wear them at the Medieval Fayre.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
16th April 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Jerry Sampson. The Architecture of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shepton Mallet. Jerry is the archaeologist helping to look after Wells Cathedral.

Somerset Rural Life Museum -Family fun Day - Minibeast Mayhem
16th April 2020

Come and join us for some minibeast related craft and activity mayhem! Play our frog tiddlywinks, make and design your very own snail collage, a caterpillar paper chain and take part in our minibeast scavenger hunt. How many minibeasts can you identify in our orchard?

1st session -11:00 - 1:00

2nd session - 2:00 - 3:30 

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Nigel Kennedy in recital at Wells Cathedral
17th-18th April 2020

These concerts mark the first time in many years that Nigel Kennedy has given a recital, and Wells Cathedral is the only place in 2020 where you can hear this programme. Nigel will also be joined by cellist Peter Adams, reowned soloist and chmamber musician

Tickets £35-£60
via eventbrite and the Wells Cathedral website

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Beginners Punch Needle Workshop - Crispin Hall
18th April 2020

10.30am to 1pm

Needle punch or punch needle, is a modern take on a traditional craft which was originally centred around making rugs. Now the technique is used to make a whole range of different modern textile items including wall hangings, cushion covers and bags.

This workshop is great for beginners as you will be taught how to use the needle and create different textures. Attendees will create their own punch needle hoop wall hanging.

You can choose from one of Sara’s designs or come with an idea of your own – nothing too detailed.

All materials will be provided and there will be yarn available for you to take away if you don't finish your project.

As one in a small group you will have lots of Sara's time and attention to make it just right ready to hang up, pride of place at home.

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THE HISTORY OF ROCK - Frome Memorial Theatre
18th April 2020

THE HISTORY OF ROCK is a celebration of ROCK music through the decades. A jaw dropping night transporting you through the golden ages of ROCK! Featuring the music of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more. Rediscover the seeds of ROCK & ROLL in the 1950s, the birth of ROCK in the 60s, right through to the CLASSIC ROCK of the 70s and 80s. A must see for any fan of ROCK! Experience this iconic music brought back to life by an exceptional 8 piece band consisting of some of the finest musicians and performers from around the
world, original visual footage of the featured bands and artists, as well as incredible concert staging and lighting.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Price* £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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The Big Bark! at Bath & West Showground
18th April 2020

New for 2020 - The Big Bark is a fun & interactive day out for you & your pooch!
At a glance...

When: 18th April 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6
 

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Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre
18th-19th April 2020

When: 10am Where: Main Abbey

Our Medieval Fayre returns in 2020 with Knights, Vikings, Jousts and a host of Medieval characters.
 

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Table Weaving Taster day - Crispin Hall
19th April 2020

Table weaving Taster day workshop - 10am till 4pm. (hour for lunch)
The workshop is £130.00, tickets are available in advance here

WHAT'S INCLUDED
The course price includes 6 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.

WHAT TO EXPECT
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.
Designed for people that are curious about learning to weave on a table loom, it will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will weave on on a four shaft Louët 'Erica' table loom that has been set up for you.
Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

You will have the opportunity to buy your loom and other pieces of equipment at the the end of the workshop if you wish to do so, for which you will be given a 10% discount.

WHAT TO BRING
I will provide hot drinks and biscuits all day but please do bring a pack lunch with you.

You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.

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Union Gap and Tim Pitman at Cedar Halls
19th April 2020

Union Gap will always be remembered for its chart-topping no 1 hit, Young Girl, in 1968. Lady Willpower was another huge hit and Gary Puckett’s own favourite Woman Woman also charted in 1969. Original frontman Gary Puckett rejoined the band in 2019 when he toured with them to sold-out audiences countrywide.

Also on the bill is classical tenor Tim Pitman who will perform hits from the great tenors such as Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti, plus songs from Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge and Les Miserables.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
 7pm
Tickets £18

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Family Fun Raceday at Wincanton Racecourse
19th April 2020

Looking for a day out with the family? Join us at our Family Fun Raceday with lots of complementary entertainment for under 18s.

Don't forget, under 18s attend racing at Wincanton for free, when accompanied by a full paying adult.

11.30 -5.30pm

FREE EASTER EGG FOR THE KIDS 🙌

Upon arrival to Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 19th April, your little one can collect their FREE easter egg outside the Racecourse office 😍

please note: only 250 available, for under 18s only  

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Frome Drama Club presents - The Weir
23rd-25th April 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

The Weir is a powerful ensemble piece with humour and pathos. Set in a pub in rural Ireland the locals spend their evenings gossiping and telling each other spooky stories.

One evening a young woman from Dublin comes into the pub, and immediately the whole dynamic changes. Through banter, and strange tales the locals try to scare her, but she has a story far more powerful and unsettling than anything they have told.

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Micha? Szostak
23rd April 2020

Time: 13:05 - 13:40

Description:Micha? Szostak (Lichen, Poland). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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Wells Festival of Film - outdoor screening of Grease Sing-a-long
24th April 2020

at the Bishop's Palace, Wells
Tickets £20 adults/£18 for children and include a hog roast
Gates open at 6.30pm
Box office now open

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
25th April 2020

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
At a glance...

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54
 

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Poppy & Robin brooch workshop with Heather Everitt at Crispin Hall
25th April 2020

10am to 4pm

This is a day course covering the techniques of machine embroidery, with some free motion work, reverse appliqué and hand embellishment.

Heather will guide you through using bondaweb to transfer a design to fabric, setting up your machine for applique and then adding extra decoration with free motion embroidery.

The workshop is ideal for those with some sewing machine experience. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and your favorite coloured threads.

All other materials and refreshments will be provided (Tea / Coffee and cake, please notify us if you have a food allergy).

PARKING: Crispin Hall doesn't have its own parking, the cheapest pay and display car park is 5 minutes walk away, and costs £3.10 for up to 9 hours. The post code is: BA16 0JX

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Mosaic Workshop at Glastonbury Abbey
25th April 2020

When: 10.30am Where: Abbey House

Join our one day workshop for adults at Abbey House on 25 April, with tutor Lorelei Hunt and make a decorative mosaic square.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Stained Glass Workshop with Richard Pelham
25th April 2020

Enjoy learning new skills and meeting new people in this stained glass workshop.

Richard Pelham, who has taught stained glass for over 20 years, will lead you through the techniques needed to create your own finished stained glass bee. During this workshop you will be taught to cut glass, solder and construct your a finished stained glass bee to take home at the end of the day.

Booking - Cost: £80.00 including all materials and hot drinks.

Book online or call the museum on 01458 831197.
Booking is essential – places are limited to 6, so early booking is advised.

Please contact us if you would like to give this experience as a gift, and we can arrange a gift voucher for you.
Additional Information

Bring your own lunch, or it can be purchased from the Grain Store Café on the day. Please wear suitable clothes for a workshop. 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - St George's Celebration
26th April 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for latest news etc

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Stained Glass Workshop - Beginners / Intermediate students at Crispin Hall
26th April 2020

This course will be suitable for beginners and those that wish to progress with their skills.
This course will cover a more in depth look at making a stained glass panel, using a slightly more elaborate design. You will be guided in creating your own design or adapting a design of your choice.

You can create a stained glass panel 12 inches by 12 inches or create 2 smaller pieces.

You will then be taught how to cut and fit your selected glass to your pattern, then how to construct it using lead came and solder. Then lastly the finishing processes of cement, patina and polish.

This workshop runs over 5 weeks for 4 hours, from 12 noon till 4:30 (Half hour break):

Sunday 26 April 2020
Sunday 03 May 2020
Sunday 10 May 2020
Sunday 17 May 2020
Sunday 24 May 2020

The Workshop Cost is £145.00 for 5 weeks tuition, materials are not included on this course. You have the chance to buy your materials as you go as some students may use more than others.

A guideline for materials is £25.00 to £40.00 per student depending on your design. Tea / coffee and cake will be provided for each session. Please let us know in advance if you have a food allergy so we can cater for it.

You will need to wear old clothes and safe footwear, a health & safety brief will also be given to you on arrival.

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
27th April 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

The Gesualdo Six - Music of the Heavenly Spheres at Wells Cathedral Quire
1st May 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

World-class vocal ensemble, The Gesualdo Six, directed by former Senior Organ Scholar of Wells Cathedral, Owain Park, present a programme exploring cross-currents in sacred polyphony. Works by Gombert, Hildegard, Josquin, Byrd,and Donna McKevitt, alongside a fascinating work by Tim Watts which takes its inspiration from the German astronomer, Johannes Kepler.
Tickets are £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office and at the door.
In aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust 

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society - Come and Sing Day with John Rutter
2nd-3rd May 2020

Time: All day

World-famous composer and conductor, and Patron ofWells Cathedral Oratorio Society, John Rutter, leads a Come and Sing Dayin the Nave of Wells Cathedral. Details to be released nearer the time 

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
3rd May 2020

2.30pm
Prices from £2.
Skate hire just £1.
Free and recommended use of safety gear.
For all ages and abilities with the help of friendly marshals.
No booking required, just turn up!
Hosted by Shepton Get Ur Skates On which is a non for profit community project.

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Take your Dog by Rail...East Somerset Railway
3rd May 2020

We love dogs here at the East Somerset Railway - we even have our very own Barney the Station Dog who has his own facebook page. So we thought it would be nice to have a couple of special doggy events in 2020.

Dogs are welcome anywhere on the station, apart from inside the cafe. We have lots of outside seatiing, though and plenty of water bowls around the place. We do ask that you keep your dog on a lead at all times as with all the other waggy canines around, who knows what may happen!

It is free for dogs to travel on the train - as long as they don't take up a seat - and there will be a competition for the Waggiest Dog on each of the 4 trains. We will have doggy related stalls and displays for you to have a wander around, there is a picnic area and plenty of space for exercising. If you want to explore further afield and make a real day of it, we are set in some great countryside with plenty of good dog walking opportunities.

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Frome Memorial Theatre - Present Barnum - The Circus Musical
5th-9th May 2020

Evening performances at 7.30pm plus 2.30pm on Saturday 9th

This musical tells the story of P.T. Barnum the self-proclaimed Greatest Showman on Earth. Barnum will never be satisfied unless he is living a life full of colour, fame and fortune. No matter what his wife Charity might say it won't be easy for Barnum to keep his feet on the ground. This show marries musical theatre and circus to tell the true story of a charming man who wanted to seel his vision to the world. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends, toe-tapping songs and immense heart

Ticket Prices* - Adults £17, Over 60s and Under 16s £15, Groups 10+ £14 (Groups bookings only available direct from the Box Office)

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

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Foul Frome - walk
6th May 2020

 Based on the books Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome and The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts, the walk begins at the appropriately named Justice Lane (outside Discover Frome Information Point) and reveals the darker side of this Somerset market town.

Visit the sites of fatal crimes and infamous robberies, learn about policing from parish constables to the town’s own police force, and follow in the footsteps of various infamous local villains, such as the notorious Maggs-Sparrow gang and Frome Bob.

Led by local historian and author David Lassman.

90 minute walk, starting from the Discover Frome Information Point. 6pm to 7.30pm

£6 per person.

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Bunting - Family Activity at Glastonury Abbey
8th May 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Make and decorate your own cloth bunting to hang inside your home or outside in your garden.

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VE Day 1940s Tea Dance at Bath & West Showground
9th May 2020

Celebrate VE Day at our 1940s Tea Dance!
At a glance...

When: 9th May 2020

Doors open: 15:30 - 19:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £17.50 Concert Only, £27.50 Afternoon Tea & Concerts

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Murder on the Cranmore Express - East Somerset Railway
9th May 2020

MURDER ON THE CRANMORE EXPRESS Saturday, 9th May £50 per person

AS YOU WAVE ME GOODBYE Saturday, 10th October £50 per person

Murder to Measure presents an evening of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem on board our dining train. Is everyone who they say they are? Are there people on board that shouldn't be? Who is that furtive looking man on the platfom? Keep your eyes peeled and listen out for clues as the exciting story is played out during two return journeys with scenes being enacted at either end of our 2-mile line (Cranmore Station and Mendip Vale). Dress in your period glad rags - there is even a prize for best costume!

We request that all diners arrive by 6.15pm so that drinks can be served before the train leaves at 7pm. You will then be served your 3-course dinner.

The confirmation email you receive will act as your ticket.

Please advise us of your menu choices at least 14 days before the Murder Mystery by emailing info@eastsomersetrailway.com or telephoning 01749 880417 or 01749 681640.

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
14th May 2020

Tour Overview
Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration: - 2.5 - 3 hours
2pm to 5pm

Tour prices: - £15.00 or £20.00 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Julian Bewig
14th May 2020

Time: 13:05 - 13:40

Julian Bewig (Santo Ángel Custodio, Valencia, Spain). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Dr Dave Hartnell
14th May 2020

Monthly Speaker meetings
in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

"A Trip Across California, Arizona and Utah"
note a week later.

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

****CANCELLED**** (17/3/2020)

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Russell Kane - The Fast and The Curious at Frome Memorial Theatre
15th May 2020

8pm

He’s back. The keenly awaited brand-new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.

Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now.

Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

Age Guidance: 14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content

The reselling of tickets will result in cancellation of booking

Ticket Price* £20

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

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Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo - Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust Fundraising Concert
16th May 2020

Time: 13:05 - 13:45pm

The Boy and Girl Choristers of Wells Cathedral perform Joseph Horovitz’s lighthearted oratorio on the Noah story. David Stevens (piano), Jeremy Cole (conductor).
Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
21st May 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Chris Eldridge "The Normans in Somerset".
Previously he gave an excellent talk about Alfred The Great.

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

National Theatre Live - FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - The Welkin
21st May 2020

7pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome
a new play by Lucy Kirkwood
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, London

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. 

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Shindig Festival
21st-24th May 2020

Dillington Estate, Somerset
Roy Ayers
Goldie
Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
Nightmares on Max (DJ)

see website for full line up
Adult tickets from £125
kids go free 12 and under

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
21st May 2020

Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

£25pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

Buy your tickets here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe-with-lindsay-punch-hosted-by-kilver-court-tickets-94115073719 

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The Complete Beethoven String Quartets
22nd-24th May 2020

Experience one of the greatest musical journeys as we celebrate 250 years since Beethoven's birth

Heath Quartet- Assembly Rooms, Bath
Tickets from £10 - £35 (50% off for concessions)

Booking office 01225 463362

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Wells Comedy Festival
22nd-24th May 2020

England’s smallest city hosts a big weekend of stand-up

The sixth Wells Comedy Festival – Somerset’s weekend long stand-up jamboree – will take place 22-24 May 2020

This year’s line-up includes Adam Buxton, Reginald D Hunter, Bridget Christie, Mark Watson, Lou Sanders, Paul Foot, Sindhu Vee, Jayde Adams, Dane Baptiste, Rhys James, Jessica Fostekew, Tony Law and many more to be announced

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Wells Comedy Festival Friday Night Gala Comedy
22nd May 2020

The 2020 Wells Comedy Festival officially kicks off with a surprise line-up of acts all introduced by one of our favourite MCs. What better way to start the weekend?

Please note: this is a two-act show with interval.
A separate Friday Night Gala runs concurrently at the Wells Little Theatre. If meeting others, please ensure you're booking for the same show as them!

Age guidance: 16+

Part of the Wells Comedy Festival

22 May 2020 9:30am
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£19.00 

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Bath Festival Finale Weekend
23rd May 2020

at the Bath Recreation Ground, Bath

McFly
Scouting for Girls
UB40 - featuring Ali Campbell and Astro
Billy Ocean 
plus more amazing acts to be announced

City Stage, kids area, and lots more
01225 463362 or ticketmaster.co.uk - 08448440444

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Falstaff - Abbey Theatre Show at Glastonbury Abbey
23rd May 2020

Kick In The Head follow up recent successes with Old Herbaceous, Fagin?, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell with a new play about Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a philanderer and a glutton, but also one of Shakespeare’s greatest and enduring comic creations.
In this new comedy by Simon Downing we find Falstaff, played by Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous & Three Men in a Boat) in his bedroom in the Boars Head being nursed by Mistress Quickly, played by Suzanna Walters (Choice Grenfell).

two other shows as part of theatre ticket price - one held on 5 March and 5 Sept

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Tea & Talk: Courtly Life in the Elizabethan Era - Glastonbury Abbey
23rd May 2020

When: 10am Where: Abbey House

Join Kathleen Brooks for this engaging talk looking at life at court life in the Elizabethan era. What to wear, etiquette, dance, games, music, who to avoid and how not to upset the queen, will be some of the topics covered during the talk. 

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Much Ado About Falstaff - Kick in the Head Productions at Glastonbury Abbey
23rd May 2020

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

Kick In The Head follow up recent successes with Old Herbaceous, Fagin?, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell with a new play about Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a philanderer and a glutton, but also one of Shakespeare’s greatest and enduring comic creations.
 

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Wells Comedy Festival Saturday Night Gala Comedy
23rd May 2020

Two hours. A surprise line-up of acts. It’s the Wells Comedy Festival Saturday Night Gala.

Please note: this is a two-act show with interval.
A separate Saturday Night Gala runs concurrently at the Wells Little Theatre. If meeting others, please ensure you're booking for the same show as them!

Age guidance: 16+

Part of the Wells Comedy Festival

9:00am
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£19.00 

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Dirty Dancing (15) at Wincanton's Racecourse Outdoor Cinema
23rd May 2020

7pm to 11pm

Open Air Film & Chill is the best way to enjoy a blockbuster movie OUTDOORS, Our Open Air Cinema experience is such a unique experience, you will never look at an indoor cinema the same way again.

Can you imagine - Watching a film outdoors on a hot summers evening with your snacks and blankets. Don’t imagine it, Come and experience it! Join us for an unique experience under the stars and on the big screen is, Dirty Dancing (15).

While holidaying with her parents at a placid resort, Frances is smitten with the resort's rebellious dance instructor. Her father opposes their relationship which creates a rift between him and her.

We hope to see you there

Here is what you need to know!

The Age limit for the event will be based on the film certification. Any staff have the right to challenge this.

Guests need to bring their own chairs, these won’t be provided unless you have brought the V.I.P ticket.

You're allowed entry from 7pm.

Tickets start from £14.50 plus booking fees. They go all the way up to a VIP ticket £30.50.

Film will commence at sunset or thereafter. Please be in 30 minutes before in case the film can start earlier.

There is parking on site and toilets.

please see facebook page for further details

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A way with Media Productions Ltd presents - Only fools and Boycie
24th May 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome
An intimate evening with John Challis

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. 

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The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle - Illyria at Glastonbury Abbey
24th May 2020

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Award Winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will bring their fabulous new adaptation of The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle to Glastonbury Abbey on the 24th of May.
 

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Comedians Cinema Club: Hot Fuzz
24th May 2020

Here come the Fuzz! The Comedians Cinema Club are back again (for the greater good), to see the festival out with another improvised rendition of Wells' very own Hot Fuzz! So buy your ticket and take the shortcut to the best show in town or f**k off up to the model village!

Age guidance: 14+

9:00am
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£12.00 

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Paddington Bear - East Somerset Railway
25th May 2020

Paddington Bear will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm , 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will also be a Paddington trail and Punch and Judy to entertain you when Paddington takes a rest!

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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Flower and Bird mobiles - Family Activity - at Glastonbury Abbey
25th May 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have fun designing a bird and flower mobile using, twigs, twine, willow and assorted craft decorations, to hang in your room.
 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
25th May 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

Royal Bath & West Show 2020
28th-30th May 2020

Celebrate the very best of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food and Drink at the Royal Bath & West Show 2020!
At a glance...

When: 28th May - 30th May 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

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Textile Painting - Family Activity - on Glastonbury Abbey
29th May 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at painting and printing your own design on a piece of fabric.
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - May Mayhem (Fancy Dress - May King/Queen and Prince & Princess)
31st May 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for latest news etc

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Macbeth - The Lord Chamberlain's Men at Glastonbury Abbey
31st May 2020

When: 5.30pm Where: Main Abbey

The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to Glastonbury Abbey with what promises to be yet another fantastic evening of high quality entertainment.
 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Alexander Hamilton
4th June 2020

Time: 13:05 - 13:40

Alexander Hamilton (Organ Scholar, Westminster Abbey). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Brian Wright
4th June 2020

Proceded by Shepton Mallet U3A Annual General Meeting at 10am

Monthly Speaker meetings
in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall" - Nursery Rhymes - a hidden history

Admission - members £1.50 - guests £2.50 

****cancelled**** (17/3/2020)

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New Old Friends presents Crimes, Camera, Action
6th-7th June 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

The multi-award-winning New Old Friends are at it again with another instalment in their hugely popular Crimes… series of comedy thrillers. Crimes, Camera, Action whisks the audience to golden-era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private-eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare. 

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
7th June 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
At a glance...

When: 7th June 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
10th June 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers 

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The Best of That'll Be The Day - Frome Memorial Theatre
12th-13th June 2020

7.30pm
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK's No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT'LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over! Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party! 'THREE HOURS OF MUSIC & MAYHEM' The Express

Ticket Prices* - £26

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

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Antique & Collectors Fair
12th-13th June 2020

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

When: 12th June - 13th June 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Collect Festival
13th-14th June 2020

please put the dates in your diary, more details to follow 

2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
13th June 2020

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
At a glance...

When: 13th June 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Glastonbury Fringe 2020 Launch Party - Featuring Mad Dog McRea
13th June 2020

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Glastonbury Fringe returns in 2020 with its biggest launch party yet.
 

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Summer Soirée Musicale with the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir
13th June 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

The Vicars Choral and friends invite you to a summer evening of musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Camery Garden.
Tickets will be released nearer the time, and will include food, drink, and some wonderful music!

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Summer Soirée Musicale with the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir
13th June 2020

19:30 - 21:30

The Vicars Choral and friends invite you to a summer evening of musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Camery Garden.
Tickets will be released nearer the time, and will include food, drink, and some wonderful music!  

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Collett Festival 2020
13th-14th June 2020

This years much loved Collett Festival will take place.
We are pleased to announce the headline acts for this years concert are Dan Budd as Robbie Williams and the fabulous Rogue Minogue, plus supporting acts.
Stay tuned for more information on how to book your tickets for the concert.

Collett Festival Children's Day
14th June 2020

12.00 to 17.00 

The much loved Collett Festival is back!
Bubbleman Zorb racing
Circus Skills
Bubble Faerie
Face Painting
High Energy Assault Course
Gladiator Duo
Ball pool
Footdarts
Bouncy castles
icecream vans and food stalls

Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
17th June 2020

 Tour Overview
Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration: - 2.5 - 3 hours
2pm to 5pm

Tour prices: - £15.00 or £20.00 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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Jive Talkin' PerformThe Bee Gees at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th June 2020

7.30pm
The original and best BeeGees tribute band is back in Frome by popular demand.
Prepare to be amazed as the timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life with such stunning authenticity and heart-felt sincerity, that you will feel as if you are at a real Bee Gees concert. This stunning 7 piece ensemble is fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons making for an unrivalled vocal harmony blend.
Jive Talkin' deliver a powerhouse performance that is charged with emotion to produce a show unlike any other, to create a truly nostalgic journey through our most treasured musical memories.
This show will take you on an emotional journey from tender orchestrated 60's classics such as Massachusetts and Words, to the 70's Disco classics such as Night Fever, Stayin' Alive and Tragedy.
An unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £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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The Bristol Classic Car Show - Royal Bath & West Showground
20th-21st June 2020

Come along to the Bristol Classic Car Show this Summer!
At a glance...

When: 20th June - 21st June 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adult Advance £10, Adult on the Gate £13

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The 'Art' of Stained Glass 'Painting' course at Crispin Hall
21st June 2020

A five week intermediate workshop focusing on learning the art of stained glass painting.

This intermediate workshop takes place over 5 weeks on the following dates(with a half an hour break in each session):

Sunday 21 June 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 28 June 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 5 July 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 12 July 12:00 till 4:30
Sunday 19 July 12:00 till 4:30

Students can design (with lots of supportive inspiration) a stained glass panel that would not be too complex to cut and construct, but with more of an emphasis on the painted and shaded elements.

All or part of it can be painted - depending on their design plan/s. Students will be able to make one or two items - depending on how complex their design is.

The workshop will teach the traditional methods using trace lines to paint a basic line impression onto the glass (this is then fired) next step would be the first shading (then fired) final step adding silver stain (then fired. There will be some glass cutting and construction too.

The Cost is £145.00 for 5 weeks tuition, materials are not included on this course. You have the chance to buy your materials as you go as some students may use more than others.

A guideline for materials is £25.00 to £40.00 per student depending on your design. Tea / coffee and cake will be provided for each session. Please let us know in advance if you have a food allergy so we can cater for it.

You will need to wear old clothes and safe footwear, a health & safety brief will also be given to you on arrival.

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Teddy Bears' Picnic - East Somerset Railway
21st June 2020

'If you go down to Cranmore today....' Our Teddy Bears' picnic promises to be a fun filled family day for adults, children and teddies alike!

Our picnic area will be decked out for the occasion and the Whistlestop Cafe will be serving delicious snacks and meals. Children can spend time playing with our garden games such as Snakes and Ladders and Quoits.

Find a Golden Teddy ticket and claim your free ice cream!
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Jazz Picnic at Cedar Halls
21st June 2020

Wells Cathedral School Parents’ Association presents its annual bonanza of alfresco jazz with the School’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos and Jazz Orchestra. This is one of the most popular events in our calendar, so bring a picnic and either sit at a table in the marquee or enjoy the sunshine and music on Cedars Lawn. If you book a table, they come with seating, but otherwise please bring your own picnic chairs and rugs!

There will be a cash bar, hot drinks and ice cream on sale.

Everyone needs to purchase a General Entry (or 18 and under) ticket and if you would like to book a table in the marquee (for up to 12 people maximum), this is an extra cost - you can select a table at checkout.
12:00pm
Cedars Lawn Marquee
£10.00 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Bricktastic Father's Day
21st June 2020

This Father’s Day spend time with your Dad (or Grandad) enjoying all things brickish!

Explore the museum with our minifigure trail, take a look at the LEGO® layout on display which include moving trains and a fun fairground, get creative building your own model using standard or giant bricks, and then race against the clock in a brick challenge!
Museum Unlimited

11:00 - 3:00



 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
22nd June 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Glastonbury Festival Camping 2020 at Bath & West Showground
23rd-29th June 2020

Please refer to the Glastonbury Festival web site and search for Campervans and Caravans for all current booking information
At a glance...

When: 23rd June - 29th June 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Prices set by Glastonbury Festival

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The Handlebards Present: Macbeth at Kilver Court
26th June 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
Food and drink will be available to purchase onsite.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read
One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket. Although please remember to add Under 10 tickets to your cart.
Our free ‘Under 10’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue for £18 each.
You can bring your tickets digitally, on a phone or tablet, so please don’t print them.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable.

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The Handlebards Present: Macbeth at Kilver Court
26th June 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
Food and drink will be available to purchase onsite.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Shepton Party
28th June 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news etc

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International Stars Dance Competition - Frome Memorial Theatre
28th June 2020

10am
"International Stars bring the UK's hottest dance competition to Frome! With students competing in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, street and musical theatre to see who will recieve a golden ticket through to their Grand London Finals in February 2021! Visit their website for entry details www.internationalstars.co.uk"

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
2nd July 2020

Tour Overview
Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration: - 2.5 - 3 hours
2pm to 5pm

Tour prices: - £15.00 or £20.00 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra Concert
2nd July 2020

19:30 - 21:30

In celebration of a year of inspirational music education, Wells Cathedral School's Symphony Orchestra perform a demanding programme of works under the directorship of visiting conductor, Chloé van Soeterstède. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique will be the central work of the evening's programme. This promises to be an awe-inspiring evening of music-making by talented young musicians Tickets: £10.00 - £19.00; available via cedarshall.events or telephone 01749 834483

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The Real Thing - Greatest Hits Tour - Frome Memorial Theatre
3rd July 2020

7.30pm
THE REAL THING with ORIGINAL VOCALISTS CHRIS AMOO & DAVE SMITH and live 5 piece band will be out touring in 2020 on the back of a new movie playing in cinemas 'EVERYTHING' and a GREATEST HITS ALBUM out on Universal Records.

This Best of album contains their 3 million selling No 1 Hits 'You To Me Are Everything' 'Can't Get By Without You' & Feel The Force. Plus the lost song recorded in 1976 but never released which has sat in the vaults for over 40 years 'Someone Ought to write a song about you'
This single is receiving lots of Radio airplay and making The Real Thing a force to be reckoned with once again.

Ticket Prices* - £25

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

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George Egg: movable feast
3rd July 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Thestre, Frome

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 comes a brand new comedy-and-cooking show for 2020 from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage.

In his first show, ‘Anarchist Cook’, George made a meal in a hotel room with the complimentary appliances. In his second, ‘DIY Chef’, he was stuck in a shed cooking with tools. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry). 

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Wincanton Country at Wincanton Racecourse
5th July 2020

Join us for our first ever Country music event.

12 noon to 7pm

There will be performances from The Shires, Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young and Rich Hall's Hoedown.

Our very own afternoon music festival will be a day out for all the family, including children's entertainment, live music, food and drink available and much more.

£35 Adult/£15 child plus booking fee

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NASS Festival 2020 at Bath & West Showground
9th-12th July 2020

The UK’s only professional action sport and music festival is back! Featuring world class action sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX, as well as must-see music performances to get you dancing!
At a glance...

When: 9th July - 12th July 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Tickets from £125

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Paul Carr
9th July 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Paul Carr (Birmingham).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Priddy Folk Festival
10th-12th July 2020

Workshops
Sessions
Ceilidhs Dance Festival
Children's Festical and the fringe

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Somerstock 2020
11th July 2020

After the success in July last year of Somerton's first music festival in a day, Somerstock, the line up for next year has now been announced. Somerstock 2020 will feature 17 bands, three stages, and 12 hours of music and is already attracting some top class musical talent. Next year's headliners are Triple Platinum band, The Christians. With a string of melodic, soulful hit in the 80s and 90s including Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest for the World and many more, The Christians are also renowned for their superb live shows.

Look at website for current acts confirmed

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The Comedy of Errors
15th July 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company presents
LIVE FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

7pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.

Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £10.50

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read
One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket. Although please remember to add Under 10 tickets to your cart.
Our free ‘Under 10’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue, for £18 each.
You can bring your tickets digitally, on a phone or tablet, so please don’t print them.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable.

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

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The Handlebards Present: The Comedy of Errors at Kilver Court
16th July 2020

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Kilver Court Gardens for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
Doors open at 5:30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.  

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Showaddywaddy at Frome Memorial Theatre
18th July 2020

7.30pm
The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

So come and join the 'Dancin' Party'... 'You've Got What It Takes'!

Ticket Prices* - £25, Concessions Over 60s & Uder 16s £23

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

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Childrens' Favourites - East Somerset Railway
18th July 2020

 Come along for a nostalgic steam train ride and a look back to children's favourites through the years!

Test your knowledge of TV, book, comic and film characters with our picture quiz.

Traditional entertainment from Punch & Judy.

Our steam trains will be running at: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm.

Our Day Rover ticket provides unlimited travel: Adult £11, Concession (over 60) £10, Child £9, Family 2 Adult + 2 Children £34.00, 1 Adult + 2 Children £25.

Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at our Ticket Office on the day.

Our Whistlestop Cafe will be open to serve delicious homemade meals and snacks. Children can enjoy the play area and some extra outdoor games.

You can take a look at the locomotive restoration work of our volunteers in the Engine Shed and also take a ride on the miniature railway.

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Wells Orchestral Weekend Gala Concert - Ode to Beethoven
18th July 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Programme to include 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Admission: free, donations invited.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
19th July 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
At a glance...

When: 19th July 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Watercolour Painting Workshop - Glastonbury Abbey
19th July 2020

When: 10am Where: Abbey House

Join us for a watercolour painting workshop at Abbey House with artist Jackie Henderson. The theme of the workshop will be ‘Summer Flowers In All Their Glory'.
 

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Wiggly caterpillars - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at simple paper folding and create a wiggly caterpillar.

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Wiggly caterpillars - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
22nd July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at simple paper folding and create a wiggly caterpillar.
 

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Flapping butterflies - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
24th July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Pick up a Big Butterfly Count bag and spotter sheet then join in this fun craft session and make your own flapping butterfly. You can then go out into the abbey grounds and begin your butterfly count.
 

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Somerset Chamber Choir - Mozart: Mass in C Minor
25th July 2020

19:00 - 21:00

Somerset Chamber Choir, Southern Sinfonia, Katie Trethewey (soprano), Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano), Andrew Henley (tenor), Angus McPhee (Baritone), Richard Laing (conductor). Along with Haydn's The Representation of Chaos from The Creation, for its annual concert, the choir performs two majestic masterpieces; Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor and Mendelssohn’s splendid but often neglected Psalm 95. The choir is joined by one of the UK’s most distinguished chamber ensembles, Southern Sinfonia, and an exceptional line-up of young soloists. Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470), somersetchamberchoir.org.uk, and at the door. 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Summer Sizzler
26th July 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news

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Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore - Illyria at Glastonbury Abbey
26th July 2020

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

Award Winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will bring their fabulous production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore to Glastonbury Abbey on the 26th of July, 2020.

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
27th July 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

Dream Catchers - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
29th July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Using twigs, twine, feathers, leaves and beads create a dream catcher to take home.
 

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Make a simple book - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
31st July 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Have a go at making and decorating a simple book of your own with an assortment of paper, card and craft items.
 

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Paint a medieval tile - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
5th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Using ceramic tiles, paint pens and stencils, create your own medieval floor tile; you could even create your own free hand drawn design too.

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National Theatre Live - FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - Jack Absolute Flies Again
6th August 2020

Captured live on 23 July

7pm

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s
The Rivals

A riotous new comedy.

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy. 

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Sock puppets - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
7th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Choose your sock, select your googly eyes and craft items, create your character and then have a go in the pop up puppet theatre.
 

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Peppa Pig and George - East Somerset Railway
8th August 2020

Peppa Pig and George will make guest appearances on the platform at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm , 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Don’t forget your camera!

There will also be a Peppa Pig trail and Punch and Judy to entertain you when Peppa takes a rest!

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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Wet Felting Workshop - 3D Vessels - Glastonbury Abbey
8th August 2020

When: 10am Where: Main Abbey

Join felt artist Jennie Loader for this adult workshop, to make a 3D felted vessel and create a unique piece of 3D textile art.
 

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
11th August 2020

 Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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Heritage Diesel Service and Steam - East Somerset Railway
12th August 2020

 For diesel enthusiasts and general visitors alike! On selected dates throughout our running season we offer the bonus of a Heritage Diesel Service for you to enjoy. Your day rover ticket allows you to ride one or all of the Heritage Diesel Services and Steam Trains on the day.

The Heritage Diesel Service runs at 11.45am & 2.45pm on the dates below.

Standard ticket prices apply.

If you would like to know more information about the Heritage Diesel Multiple Unit please click on the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page and scroll down to 'Our Locomotives and Stock'.

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Animal masks - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
12th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

There are many animals that make their home in the abbey, create your own animal mask then go outside and discover the wildlife in the grounds.
 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - James Kealey
13th August 2020

13:05 - 13:40

James Kealey (USA, formerly Senior Organ Scholar, Wells Cathedral).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Paint a pebble - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
14th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Discover the art of pebble painting and then decorate a pebble to take home and place in your garden.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - IK Productions at Glastonbury Abbey
15th August 2020

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
16th August 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
At a glance...

When: 16th August 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Flapping bird - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
19th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

There are lots of wild birds who visit the abbey, join in with this fun craft session and create your own, flapping bird, then go outside with a bird spotter sheet and see how many you can see.
 

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Clay sunflowers - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
21st August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Create a colourful sunflower from air drying clay to decorate the flower bed in your garden.
 

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Barry Steele and Friends - The Roy Orbison Story - Frome Memorial Theatre
22nd August 2020

7.30pm
The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into 'The Big O' as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production 'The Roy Orbison Story'. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers, celebrate the late 80s when The Big O was on the cusp of a phenomenal return to super stardom.

This top-class production also features chart busting hits originally performed by Roy Orbison's friends and culminates in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group 'The Traveling Wilburys.'


Ticket Prices* - £23.50

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

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Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman Singalong - Glastonbury Abbey
22nd August 2020

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

Join us for one of the most popular films released in the last decade.
 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
24th August 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Charcoal sketching - Family Activity - Glastonbury Abbey
26th August 2020

When: 11am Where: Abbey Museum

Enjoy a peaceful moment in the grounds sitting in your favourite spot where you can sketch the abbey with assorted charcoal and artist paper.

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
26th August 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers  

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Night at the Abbey at Glastonbury Abbey
28th August 2020

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

Night at the Abbey returns in 2020 bigger and better than ever.
 

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The Way We Were - East Somerset Railway
29th-31st August 2020

 29th - 31st August 2020

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

Don a period costume and join in the atmosphere of yesteryear with our costumed promenaders. Each day the wonderful Dickie Lines will once again be seranading visitors on the station platform. More attractions to enjoy each day include Punch & Judy, Land Girls At Large, wartime re-enactments (German recruiting office, Victory Stores, military skirmishes), vintage military and civilian vehicles and traditional children's games. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

NEW FOR 2020 - The fabulous Betty Bluebird will be singing the wartime classics onboard all our trains on Saturday and Sunday. Saxophone ensemble S4xophony will be entertaining from our bandstand on Monday afternoon.

VINTAGE BUS TRIPS - Free. Each day leaving Wells Bus Station 10.30am, Shepton Mallet Cenotaph 11.00am. Hourly trips to and from Shepton Mallet throughout the day (on the hour from Shepton Mallet) with trips around Cranmore subject to demand. Depart ESR at around 4.30pm.
see website for further details

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - August Anarchy (Fancy Dress - Steam Punk)
30th August 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news etc

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A Tribute 2 Ariana Grande and Jojo Siwa at Frome Memorial Theatre
30th August 2020

3pm
ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana's music videos have been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations.
All three of her albums have been certified platinum. Her signature bunny ears are a symbol worldwide of her brand. With 134 million Instagram followers and huge hits such as 'Dangerous Woman,' 'One Last Time,' 'No Tears Left To Cry,' 'Into You' and 'Side By Side,' she is arguably one of the most influential female artists of the decade!

JOJO SIWA
With 8.5 million YouTube subscribers and 7.5 million Instagram followers, JoJo Siwa is THE biggest teen star of her generation. A role model to millions of young girls around the world; there's just no stopping her! With six hit singles to her name including 'Kid In A Candy Store,' 'Boomerang' and 'Hold The Drama,' JoJo was always bound to be a star... and she's still only 15!
She loves to sing and dance and wear her signature bows! Bows that are now known globally and represent her fans called the "Siwanatorz". The next big adventure in JoJo's already incredible career was her very first tour in 2019

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £15.50

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

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The Sixteen - The Choral Pilgrimage 2020; The Call of Rome
4th September 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Harry Christophers (conductor) The Sixteen present some of the finest music written for the Sistine Chapel, with works by Josquin and Felice Anerio framed by Victoria’s powerful Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday, and culminating in arguably the most famous choral work of all time, Allegri’s Miserere. Tickets: £15.00 – £30.00, with 50% discount for under-35s, students, jobseekers and people living with a disability. Available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, thesixteen.com, 0333 010 2850, and at the door. 

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Truck Fest South West 2020 - Bath & West Showground
5th-6th September 2020

Join us once again for Europe's largest trucking festival!
At a glance...

When: 5th September - 6th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: Single Adult Day Ticket - £17 / Under 12's Day Ticket - FREE

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Old Herbaceous - Abbey Theatre Show - Glastonbury Abbey
5th September 2020

First at Glastonbury Abbey in 2018, it is returning due to popular demand.
Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last three years.
An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.
As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world. 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Joseph Wicks (London)
10th September 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Joseph Wicks (London).
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show
11th-13th September 2020

The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show returns to the Bath and West Showground for 2020!
At a glance...

When: 11th September - 13th September 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Pitches from £43, Day Visitor Entry from £5

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Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
15th September 2020

A day for diesel enthusiasts!
The DMU will 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.
 

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
16th September 2020

Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction
16th September 2020

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

When: 16th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th September 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Pat Hase, Pat talks on a variety of subjects. Pat has been a very popular speaker to the Group several times before. Details to follow

Antique & Collectors Fair
18th-19th September 2020

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

When: 18th September - 19th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Pericles - LIVE FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - Merlin Theatre
23rd September 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company presents Pericles
by William Shakespeare

7pm
Tickets £16/Concessions £10.50

Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation. 

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
24th September 2020

Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

£25pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

Buy your tickets here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe-with-lindsay-punch-hosted-by-kilver-court-tickets-94115073719  

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The Wedding Showcase - Bath & West Showground
26th-27th September 2020

Trying to plan your dream wedding? Try, buy & hire EVERYTHING for your big day at The Wedding Showcase!
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When: 26th September - 27th September 2020

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £3 / Gate Price £5

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Happy Harvest
27th September 2020

Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook for latest news.

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
28th September 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

Organ Extravaganza - Wells Cathedral
2nd October 2020

19:30 - 21:00

A splendid line-up of organists from across the UK,including Wells Cathedral’s resident organists, come together to perform someof the most popular organ works of all time; there might also be a fewsurprises in store!

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, andat the door Proceeds from this concert will go towards the work andmission of Wells Cathedral

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The Dairy Show 2020 - Bath & West Showground
7th October 2020

The Largest Farming Event in the South West is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar!
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When: 7th October 2020

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance: £15 Adult, £13 Student. On the Gate: £17 Adult
 

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East Somerset Railway - Special Dementia Friendly Events in 2020
7th October 2020

We always welcome people living with dementia and on the following dates we are holding some special group trips:

1pm to 4pm
Steam train ride at 2pm with added nostalgia
Cafe and gift shop
Accessible drop off point
Free parking
Concessionary ticket rates
Dementia friendly staff and volunteers  

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Cider's Golden Age - talk
7th October 2020

Dr. Richard Stone is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Bristol. His work and research is varied, with topics including ‘Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England’ and 17th century overseas trade. He has a particular passion for the history of cider (find out more here), and in his spare time is one half of award winning local cidermakers Stones’ Cider. He has won the Somerset Cider Championships, and the Farmhouse Dry and Keeved classes at the British Cider Championships.

During this informative talk he will be discussing the ‘Golden Age’ of cider.

Booking required £9.50 - Book online or call the museum on 01458 831197

@7:30 pm

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Lunchtime Organ Rectial - Louis Vierne 150 Celebration
8th October 2020

13:05 - 13:40

David Stevens (Sub-Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral). Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.  

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Rule The World with Tony as Robbie at Frome Memorial Theatre
9th October 2020

7.30pm
Back by popular demand for a 6th time!
Rule The World have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world.
Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £21, Concessions £20 for Over 60s & Under 16s

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

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New Music Wells - Lunchtime Concert
9th October 2020

13:05 - 13:45

Part of new music wells 80-20. A concert of music from the last 40 years, given by the New Music Ensemble from Wells Cathedral School.
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
11th October 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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When: 11th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Aled Jones in Concert, Wells Cathedral
12th October 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.
Tickets: £25.00, £30.00, and £35.00 available using the link below.

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
15th October 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

"Somerset Russets". An evening of musical entertainment featuring old folk songs and instruments.

Craft 4 Crafters - Bath & West Showground
15th-17th October 2020

Visit the Craft4Crafters Show and satisfy your crafting passion! Pick up or brush up on your skills and get involved in the trend of Make, Do & Mend.
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When: 15th October - 17th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6

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One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works at Frome Memorial Theatre
16th October 2020

 7.30pm
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN - Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS
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!

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £23 Concessions £22

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

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'L'Impatience' - A Feast of the French Baroque
23rd October 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Kieran White (tenor/haute contre),Stephanie Gurga (harpsichord), Kate Conway (viola da gamba), Cédric Meyer (lute/baroque guitar)

International young tenor and a former Wells HeadChorister, Kieran White, and his group of European early music instrumentalistsinvite you to a feast of French baroque music. The ‘plat principal’ will beRameau’s virtuosic cantata L’impatience,written in c.1720 for tenor, obligato viola da gamba, and continuo. The menuwill also include numerous ‘amuses bouches’, including airsde cour by Charpentier and Lambert, and instrumental musicfor lute, harpsichord, and viola da gamba

Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door. In aid of Wells Cathedral ChoristerTrust (http://">wcct.co.uk). 

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
24th October 2020

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
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When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble
24th October 2020

The Vintage Motorcycle Club Somerset section holds a bi-annual motorcycle autojumble at The Showground.
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When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 15:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Halloween (Fancy Dress - Spooky)
25th October 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for the latest news

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
25th October 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
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When: 25th October 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
26th October 2020

 in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Go Now! The Music of The Moody Blues at Frome Memorial Theatre
30th October 2020

7.30pm
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to... The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers THE MOODY BLUES

Ticket Prices* - £24.50

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

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Westfest 2020
31st October 2020

The UKs Biggest Indoor Electronic Music Festival Touches Down at the Showground!
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When: 31st October 2020

Doors open: 19:00 - 06:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC
 

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - The History and Mythology of Glastonbury
3rd November 2020

A superb and entertaining speaker, Professor Ronald Hutton is widely regarded as the leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism, magic and witchcraft. In the talk, he will share his insights into the superstition, magic and ritual surrounding a town steeped in British folklore.

This is a repeat of the highly successful talk he gave in 2019.

Booking required, £9.50

@7:30 pm

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The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
6th-8th November 2020

Come along to the Classic Vehicle Restoration Show.
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When: 6th November - 8th November 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adult Advance £10, Adult on the Gate £13
 

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Rembrance Sunday: Fauré Requiem - Wells Cathedral
8th November 2020

15:00 - 16:00

Wells Cathedral Choir, Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir, Wells Cathedral School Instrumentalists, Jeremy Cole (conductor)

The annual act of remembrance at Wells Cathedral, this year featuring Fauré’s Requiem, within a devotional service

Admission:free Retiring collection in aid ofthe Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Organ Students from Wells Cathedral School
12th November 2020

13:05 - 13:40

Organ Students from Wells Cathedral School.
Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music.

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Vicars Choral Commemoration Concert - Wells Cathedral
12th November 2020

20:00 - 21:30

Aprogramme of some of the finest music for men’s voices, performed by the highly-acclaimed Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir

Tickets: £15.00; available fromWells Cathedral Box Office and at the door

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe with Lindsay Punch at Kilver Court
12th November 2020

Do you find the endless rails of clothes in stores and online overwhelming? Do you struggle to find clothes in your size that flatter your figure? Do you have too many clothes but don't know how to create outfits? If you're looking to re-inspire your look or to refresh your wardrobe then having the knowledge of the shapes, styles and colour which bring out the best of your figure and 'style personality' is a good starting point.

Join Professional Stylist, Lindsay Punch, for our next exclusive masterclass.

£25pp

10am - 12.30pm | Director's Suite, Kilver Court

This masterclass is designed to help you make good decisions when shopping for clothes or weaning your wardrobe, with a “less is more” approach to help you feel better about who you are.

This masterclass will help you learn how to:
- Dress your Shape to feel more confident
- Save money shopping for good quality, flattering clothes
- Save time getting dressed by building a Capsule Wardrobe
- Layer & introduce easy outfit tricks to create an effortlessly stylish look

Lindsay will be pulling from our brands here at Kilver Court, including M.i.h jeans, Joseph, Whistles, L.K. Bennett, and many more, to show you how easy it is to flatter your figure.

Buy your tickets here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe-with-lindsay-punch-hosted-by-kilver-court-tickets-94115073719  

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Antique & Collectors Fair
14th-15th November 2020

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

When: 14th November - 15th November 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: £10 before 1pm on Friday, £5 there after

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Concert: Mozart Solemn Vespers & Beethoven Mass in C
14th November 2020

19:00 - 21:30

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year, Wells Cathedral OratorioSociety performs his Massin C, alongside Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, with the wonderful English Chamber Orchestra and Jeremy Cole (conductor)

Tickets:£12.00 – £28.00; available from Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
19th November 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

with a mystery speaker to follow

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

 

The Chicago Blues Brothers - A night at the Movies at Frome Memorial Theatre
20th November 2020

7.30pm
Direct from London's west end, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live in concert.

Please note that whilst this is advertised as seated, due to the nature of the show people will stand and dance. Please bear this in mind when choosing your seat.

Ticket Prices* - £24, Concessions for Over 60s & Under 16s £23

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

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The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2020
21st-22nd November 2020

Meet the experts.
See the products.
Bring your project to life!
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When: 21st November - 22nd November 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Tickets - £8 in advance | £12 on the door
 

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
23rd November 2020

in association with Age UK
4th Monday of every month
2 -3.30pm
local history - legends - places - people - culture
Free admission
Donations welcome
for you - friends - family
hot drinks and chat

contact Lisa - events@radstockmuseum.co.uk  

G4 Christmas at Wells Cathedral
27th November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting

After sell-out tours forthe last three years, G4 return in 2020 with their biggest and best Christmastour to date! Expect to hear timeless classics such as When a child is born, Silentnight, and All I want for Christmas,as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit

VIP tickets are available, including a pre-show Meet & Greet with G4 at 6.00pm

For wheelchair/accessbookings, please email

Book tickets using the link below.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Christmas Market
29th November 2020

 Come along and support your local independent market - please see our facebook page for the latest news etc

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Giant Flea Market
29th November 2020

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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When: 29th November 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Concert: Handel Messiah
5th December 2020

19:00 - 21:30

Book early for Handel’s greatest Oratorio, in the annual performance from the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society and one of the finest period instrument orchestras, conducted by Jeremy Cole

Tickets: £12.00– £28.00;

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Somerset County Schools Celebration Wells Cathedral
7th December 2020

19:00 - 21:00

The annual celebration of music in Somerset Schools, including performances by school choirs and the Somerset County Youth Orchestra and Choir, as well as a grand finale in which all of the groups will come together to perform at the end of the programme  

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Wells Cathedral Junior School Christmas Celebration
8th-9th December 2020

19:00 - 20:30


Jill Edmonds (musical director), Neil Johnson (speech director)

Featuring song, speech, and instrumental items

Admission: free

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Opus Anglicanum: Mediaeval Carols - Wells Cathedral
14th December 2020

19:30 - 21:00

Opus Anglicanum return once again to Wells to present their much-loved feast of mediaeval carols and chant, performed in the magical candlelit spaces in andaround the Quire, and interspersed with beautiful readings from the period. Join Opus Anglicanum as they celebrate 30 years of sublime and timeless words and music performed in Wells Cathedral

Tickets:£20.00; available from opusanglicanum.org, Wells Cathedral Box Office, and at the door

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th December 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Allen Meechen.
Another Antiques Road Show. Please bring along more interesting heirlooms, knickknacks and collectables.

free refreshements at about 8.45pm

Candlelight Christmas Concert with Wells Cathedral Choir
19th-21st December 2020

19:00 - 20:30
Early bookingis advised for these highly popular concerts in which the Cathedral Choir performs seasonal music interspersed with readings, in the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles. Jeremy Cole (conductor)

Tickets: £15.00– £30.00;available from Wells Cathedral Box Office from 1 May and at the door, if not sold out prior to the day; please ask about our Sponsor a Candle scheme

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
20th December 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
At a glance...

When: 20th December 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Victorian Fayre (Fancy Dress - Victorian)
20th December 2020

come along and support your local market

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
21st December 2020

Owner-narrated tour of the exterior: five moderate-sized gardens, (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly-researched architectural, locality and occupant history.
Tour duration - 2.5 - 3 hours
2 to 5pm
Tour prices - £15.00 or £20 per person dependant on tour.

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.  

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Cathedral Carol Service with Wells Cathedral Choir
22nd-23rd December 2020

18:00 - 19:30

Join us for one of Wells Cathedral’s Carol Services, previously named by Classic fm magazine as the ‘Top choice’ in the South West. There will be plenty of congregational carols, as well as beautiful singing from the Cathedral Choir,conducted by Jeremy Cole, and festive readings. Arrive early as these services are very popular. Doors open at 5.00pm, please be seated by 5.45pm.

Admission:free
With a collection in aid of Wells Cathedral

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
21st January 2021

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Dr Phil Judkins: "Convoy" Phil will be talking about the Enigma Machine. Previously he gave us a talk about Radar, he is president of the Radar Trust and is a professior at Buckingham University.

free refreshemnts at 8.45pm