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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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Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival - call for entries
Poetry and Photography Competitions
£200 top prize - £4 per entry - free for under 18s

Poetry Competition
Judge - Poet Jane Draycott
Opens 01.09.19 and entries closes 31.12.19

Photography Competition
Judge - Photographer Jo Stephen
Opens 01.11.19 - and entries closes 08.02.20

The twin competitions are a cornerstone of the annual festival in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, that celebrates the life and work of James Allen, the "Snowdrop King" 

Festival and prize giving 15 & 16 February 2020

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Totally Locally Fiver Fest - Shepton Mallet
15th - 29th February 

Loads of amazing £5 special offers from the UK's independent shops and businesses of Shepton Mallet
Come and support your local businesses

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
22nd February 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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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns
22nd February 2020

7.30pm at Merlin Theatre

The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally – finally – on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue wants you all out) with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.
 

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Bootleg Blondie at Cheese & Grain
22nd February 2020

The only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB's in NYC and to be mentioned on Blondie's latest album "Pollinator"

The official Blondie tribute 

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Snowdrop Weekends at Bishop's Palace, Wells
22nd-23rd February 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

Our “Snowdrop Celebrations” are set to return in 2020, last weekend

There will be a printed Snowdrop Walk to guide visitors around the Moat banks carpeted with snowdrops and it will lead them across the Willow Bridge to enjoy an Arboretum full of different varieties of spectacular snowdrops.

Each weekend, there will also be a range of children’s crafting activities in the Undercroft, based on a snowdrop theme, and a children’s trail to lead them around the site.

A variety of craft stalls and spring plants will be for sale in the Stable Yard and free area. So, head over to the Palace this February to celebrate the beginning of Spring and to enjoy these beautiful flowers in a stunning setting.
Palace Members FREE. 

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Frome Civic Society - talk
22nd February 2020

and FSLS Adrian Tinniswood - "Behind the Throne: A domestic history of the Royal Household"
Assembly Rooms, Frome
2.30pm

Frome Civic Society - talk
22nd February 2020

and FSLS Adrian Tinniswood - "Behind the Throne: A domestic history of the Royal Household"
Assembly Rooms, Frome
2.30pm

SWISH - Clothes Swap
22nd February 2020

Evercreech Village Hall
7pm

Join us for a fun filled evening at the village hall. Swishing works like a giant clothes swap: you bring items you no longer wear and exchange them for something new to you

Refreshments, nibbles and a raffle
Money raised will go towards OPAL programme at the school

Jazz Encounters with the Martin Speake International Quartet - Cedar Hall
23rd February 2020

“One of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent.”- Jazz Times
Citing Charlie Parker, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Rabih Abou-Khalil among his major influences, Martin Speake has developed an individuality as an improviser that is intelligent, melodic, cool, complex, direct, beautiful and profound. His partners are acclaimed pianist Ethan Iverson (“A uniquely idiosyncratic virtuoso-scholar of jazz.” - The Guardian), bass player Calum Gourlay and Jeff Williams on drums.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
8pm
Tickets £15
 

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Mid Somerset Show Society: Hedgelaying
23rd February 2020

Hedgelaying competition, vintage tractor run, Land Rover meet
Hill House Farm, Launcherley, Wells, bA5 1QJ
Details: 01749 938044/890614 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE WAS ORIGINALLY 16TH NOW MOVED TO 23RD

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Charity Quiz Night - Highwayman Inn, Shepton Mallet
23rd February 2020

 6.30pm
£2 per person 8 max team
Kids welcome

in aid of Believe in Children Barnardo's

Shepton Mallet Chamber - the future - February meeting
24th February 2020

The Club, Shepton Mallet
7pm to 9pm
Free
An invite to all with ideas or networks interested in supporting Shepton Mallet business
If you would like to support local businesses in Shepton, why not get involved with the Chamber and help us plan our events, business support and we take the Chamber forward?
Open to all who have a positive interest in the town - you don't have to be a business owner to join us.
We're a friendly bunch and always offer a warm welcome.

Bingo at the Globe Inn, Wells
24th February 2020

8pm to 9.45pm 

a total of £500 up for grabs in our cash flyer plus more great cash and prizes could be yours
£10 all in

History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
24th February 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 Opera House - LIVE FILMED BALLET BROADCAST- the Cellist/Dances at a Gathering
25th February 2020

at 7.15pm in Merlin Theatre

Royal Ballet

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballet, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

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Chilcompton Garden Club - talk by Lady Christine Skelmersdale
25th February 2020

7.30pm
Village Hall, Chilcompton
Lady Skelmersdale from Broadleigh Bulbs about a year round bulb garden 

Shepton Mallet - Window Wanderland - discuss your window ideas
26th February 2020

Come and find our more about Window Wanderland, discuss your window ideas, and work with Dimitris Koutroumpas, The Art Bank's Artist in Residence, as he lights up the Bank windows with stained glass effect collage this February.
All welcome
11am to 1pm
1 - 3pm
at The Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

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Travestees Comedy Club at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
26th February 2020

at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury.
Doors 7:30pm for an 8pm start.
£10 on the door.

Comedians:
Paul McCaffrey
Mark Simmons
Matt Bragg
Mark Olver
As well as these four acts we will also be treated to a short spot by comedy newcomer Stuart Blakeledge, a slightly mad, slightly inebriated (usually) story teller from the wilds of Hampshire.

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Art Bank Acoustic with Cathy Judge - Shepton Mallet
26th February 2020

7pm
at the Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Workout in the Wild - Carymoor Environmental Trust
26th February 2020

Would you like to get active and enjoy the great outdoors while helping to protect natural habitats for wildlife?
On our Green Workout programme you can get involved in carrying out winter conservation tasks on our nature reserve.

Programme to take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 26th February to 25th March
10.30 - 3.30pm
Booking essential call 01963 351350 or email neil.gemmell@carymoor.org.uk

all participants must be aged 19 or over and be a Somerset resident. We are able to offer this programme free of charge thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning

 

An Evening of Romantic Song with Johannes Kammler (baritone) and Roger Vignoles (piano)
27th February 2020

The young German baritone star Johannes Kammler performed Schubert’s Winterreise during Cedars Hall’s very first season in 2016. Our Nasmyth Accompanists project at Wells is excited to welcome him back in partnership with Roger Vignoles to sing Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs by Richard Strauss.

Roger Vignoles (piano) will also be giving a free piano masterclass.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £13-£21

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Black Hound Productions presents Alright?
27th February 2020

at 7.30pm

Black Hound is thrilled to bring to you their first one-man show, an honest and natural look at Men’s Mental Health.

“Happy Birthday to me. 15. The end of the world!”

Noah is fifteen and lives with his dad. Just like any other teenager, he drags himself to school, visits his grandparents, and watches stupid videos on Facebook until crazy times in the morning, just to avoid revising.

But also like a lot of 15-year-olds, Noah finds life difficult. Very difficult. And he doesn’t know how to cope. This is a story about coping, about getting by and as Noah’s dad says, “You’ve gotta laugh!”, but what if it’s not funny… How do you cope when you’re clearly not Alright?

Directed by Benjamin Hardy-Phillips and performed by Dillon Berry. This original play, written by our Artistic Director, Patrick Withey, is an insight into the mind of a teenage boy, struggling to keep his head above water against the storm of emotion he faces.
 

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Antique & Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
28th-29th February 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: 28th February - 29th February 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £5 per person

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Glastonbury Calling 2020
28th-29th February 2020

Friday - 8 PM – 1 AM
Saturday - 12:30 PM – Mar 1 at 1 AM
Glastonbury Calling is now a two-day festival on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February, hitting its 5th year! Run by the people and venues from the town, we want to highlight the variety of great new music from the west and show off the cracking venues in the town, reinforcing the fact the town is always full of great music!

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Marty Wilde and the Wildcats at Frome Memorial Theatre
28th February 2020

7.30PM

Marty Wilde MBE returns to Frome in 2020
An opportunity to experience, live on stage, one of Rock'n'Roll's original pioneers.
Marty, whose career began in 1957, was amongst the very first British singers to play a leading role in the early formative and groundbreaking Rock'n'Roll years. He is also one of the few still performing in the world today.
Playing his many hits - combined with a host of magical songs from that wonderful era - Marty and his fabulous band, The Wildcats, will take you on a trip down Memory Lane and guide you through some of the most exciting musical periods that this country has ever experienced.

A fantastic evening awaits all ages! Enjoy this musical roller coaster of a show, which has become one of the most acclaimed on the circuit today.

Ticket Price* £25

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

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Roger Vignoles public masterclass at Cedar Hall
28th February 2020

Roger Vignoles (piano) will also be performing with Johannes Kammler (baritone) in An Evening of Romantic Song.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
10am
non free ticketed event

 

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Art Bank - Leathers Live
28th February 2020

doors open at 7pm
music from 8.30pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet 

U3A - Camelot Area - Speaker Colin Higgs
28th February 2020

Our next montly meeting will be at Caryford Hall at 2.30pm
Our speaker will be Colin Higgs - Red Arrows RAF Formation Flying Team

The Red Arrows are the world's greatest aerobatic display team. For decades they have thrilled crowds with their exciting mix of precision formation flying and breathtaking aerobatic manoeuvres,

All welcome with visitors paying a small fee of £1
Tea/Coffee served 

Wells Cathedral School Chamber Music Showcase
29th February 2020

The specialist music scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world. In this chamber music showcase they present a selection of their best performances so far from this academic year. The concert features chamber works across all the instrumental departments by the world’s finest composers.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
£10 tickets
 

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Einstein - by Pip at Merlin Theatre
29th February 2020

7.30pm

Pip is one of the world’s most respected solo performers.

Over the past two decades he has written and performed some of the most internationally successful solo shows. ‘Adolf’, ‘Bacon’, ‘Dickens’, ‘Chaplin’, ‘Churchill’, ‘Playing Maggie’, ‘Hunchback’, ‘And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love you’ and many others have received five-star reviews and awards around the world.

‘Einstein’ is Pip’s latest work. Probably the most famous scientist of all time, Albert Einstein is the image of a crazy scientist, a mad professor. Pip brings to life not only the scientist but a musician, politician, human rights campaigner and the ‘deeply religious Jew who doesn’t believe in God’.

Tickets: Adults £12.50, Concessions £10.50
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions.

Recommended: 14+

Running time: 75 mins
 

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Winter Wanderland - Shepton Mallet - discuss your windows design
29th February 2020

Come and find our more about Window Wanderland, discuss your window ideas, and work with Dimitris Koutroumpas, The Art Bank's Artist in Residence, as he lights up the Bank windows with stained glass effect collage this February.
All welcome
11am to 1pm
1 - 3pm
at The Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet 

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Rag Mama Rag - Castle Cary
29th February 2020

20's and 30's blues based duo
Market House, Castle Cary
Tickets £12
Doors open 6.45pm 
Cash bar

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Community Festival of Singing - Wells
29th February 2020

Workshops at 2pm
St Thomas Church, Wells
£10
no singing experience needed
Participants invited to sing in concert at 7pm for Heads Up 

Bingo Night - at Evercreech Village Hall
29th February 2020

Doors open at 6.45pm
Eyes down at 7.30pm

Fantastic prizes to be won plus cash flyer

proceeds to village defibrillator and parish council

Boxers/Oscars Reunions presents
29th February 2020

Leap back to the 80's
9pm t0 2am
£10 per ticket
at Bath & West Showground
Tickets available from The Bed Shop, Wells
Hairtech, Market Place, Shepton or
XY Barbers, Fore Street, Castle Cary

Stayin' Alive - Bees Gees Tribute at Strode Theatre
1st March 2020

Winners of the National Tribute Awards in 2014/16/17 Stayin' Alive are recognised as the UK's top Bee Gees Tribute. They recreate the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to be seen to be believed and has gained them the respect of clients who include, among many, film director Gurinder Chadra, Eastborne Council and Warner Leisre, to name but a few

Tickets £18 with £1 donation for Strode Theatre
Starts 7pm
Strode Theatre
Box office 01458 442846

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Wells Cathedral School Popular Music Showcase at The Red Brick Building
1st March 2020

Bands, soloists and other musicians studying popular and commercial music will perform at this local community arts venue run by Mel and Paul Eavis. This is the first in a series of gigs which are aimed at giving our young musicians experience of playing in a professional venue and a chance to present their music to a live audience.
Performers will range from rock bands to singer/songwriters and everything in between.

venue: The Red Brick Building
2pm
£5

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Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas 4/7 - with Jonathan Biss
1st March 2020

In its vast scale, intensity and sheer technical difficulty, Beethoven’s op.106 Hammerklavier is by far the toughest of any of his 32 piano sonatas. It tests every aspect of the pianist’s art almost to the point of destruction. Yet the shattering tensions of its epic outer movements frame one of Beethoven’s greatest Adagios, with arching melodic lines and bewitching harmonic shifts, which demand a different kind of authority altogether. Plus the sonatas op.10 no. 2, op.14 no.2 and the deliciously quirky op.31 no.3.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £14-£23
 

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Composers' Concert at Cedars Hall
3rd March 2020

This showcase concert features an exciting selection of brand new music by young composers at Wells Cathedral School.
Expect a broad mix of styles and influences, courtesy of the vivid and fearless musical imaginations of youth, in instrumental, ensemble and vocal compositions, performed by the pupils.

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

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Shepton Mallet Window Wanderland 2020
5th-8th March 2020

 Help turn Shepton Mallet into a magical Window Wanderland this March – Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th (with entertainment and events on Friday and Saturday in the town centre).
Window Wanderland encourages communities to decorate their windows – either with lit up paper or installations and share a special message with their community. It was an initiative started in Bristol and is now international. See https://www.windowwanderland.com/ for more info.
Window Wanderland is a great way of bringing the community together and encouraging local people to explore Shepton Mallet and get to know their neighbourhood more. Its a great opportunity to showcase Shepton’s iconic buildings, high street, community organisations and people.
Lots of Shepton’s iconic buildings are taking part: The Art Bank, The Anglo, Haskins, The Library, local schools and its a fun way to come together – open to all.
The final event takes place from the 5th – 8th March 2020 and is supported by Somerset County Council Improving Lives and Wells Festival of Literature and will run concurrently with All the World’s Our Playground performance at St Paul’s School.
Supported by The Art Bank, Make the Sunshine and the Rubbish Art Project.

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Tim Bruce
5th March 2020

"Changing Things one pedal at a time"
An epic cycle journey of over 3000 miles from Seattle to Washington DC in aid of charity

In the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet

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

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Pete “The Temp” Bearder presents HOMER TO HIP HOP: a People’s History of Spoken Word
5th March 2020

7.30pm at Merlin Theatre

Following a standing room only reception at the Edinburgh Fringe, National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, presents a fun and fascinating tour of the oral tradition and the poetic movements that have shaped history. Why have wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered? 

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World Book Day - Family Activity at Glastonbury Abbey
5th March 2020

When: 4pm Where: Abbey Museum

Dress as your favourite character and come and enjoy a story telling session with us.
 

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The Wedding Showcase - Bath & West Showground
7th-8th March 2020

Trying to plan your dream wedding? Try, buy & hire EVERYTHING for your big day at The Wedding Showcase!
At a glance...

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £3 / Gate Price £5
 

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Joel Dommett - Unapologetic (If That's OK?) at Frome Memorial Theatre
7th March 2020

8pm
Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!
He has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2016's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (ITV), to then hosting ITV2's I'm a Celebrity Extra Camp alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash. He starred in two series of the critically acclaimed Comedy Central Show Joel and Nish VS the World, is the co-host of ITV2's new dating show Singletown and he's the presenter of the soon to be aired international smash The Masked Singer (ITV).

The start of 2019 saw Joel release a 30 minute stand-up special for NETFLIX as part of a global comedy event Comedians of the World.
He has also achieved a place on the Sunday Times Bestseller list with his book It's Not Me It's Them which was recently released in paperback.

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

The reselling of tickets for this show is strictly prohibited and will result in cancellation of booking.

Ticket Prices* - £18.00

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

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Event on the Lawn
7th March 2020

Wells Cathedral School presents its hugely popular pupil-led musical extravaganza, showcasing some of the School’s most talented musicians. With something for everyone, the evening features acoustic, jazz, rock and more, along with refreshments from local independent companies.

All profits are in aid of The Sierra Leone Project, a charity set up by former teacher Roland Ladley. It was originally created to enable disadvantaged children to pursue their musical interests. 10 years on, the project has links to schools all over Sierra Leone and Wells Cathedral School pupils provide musical and academic experiences for children and adults alike.

Please come and support this fantastic event for a worthy cause.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
5.30pm
£10

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PM Live Ltd Proudly Presents - Mark Thomas: 50 things about us
7th March 2020

8pm
at Merlin Theatre, Frome

Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this shit show.

50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are?

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All Our World's Our Playground - Shepton Mallet
7th March 2020

Festival Line Up: Roll Up, Roll Up to Shepton Mallet

10am – 4pm, Horace the Pilosaur, Emerald Ant CiC, The Market Square

Tickets need to be booked for the cinema experience inside but anyone can come and see Horace and have a look inside his tummy and brush his teeth!

Open to all to visit. Tickets to go inside are FREE need to be booked for this event in advance

Horace the Pliosaur is a giant, 35 foot-long sea lizard. Fresh out of the Jurassic ocean, Horace is 165 million years old. That’s even older than your Grandad. Brought to you by his dotty groom Joe, audiences are invited to explore Horace and help prepare him for the day, brushing his teeth and massaging his paddles, before venturing inside his belly on a cinematic journey full of slimy surprises!

10am – 4pm, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square
No Need to book just turn up! - Workshops accessed on a first come first served. Show open to all

Come and we wow-ed by the South West’s leading circus company as they show showcase a range of incredible circus acts. From stilt-walking to unicycle riding, from walking on a bed of nails to knife throwing, from juggling to Ariel acrobatics! And as well as seeing their amazing performances why not give it a go yourself? They will have a range of circus equipment for children to have a go on.

10am Stilt Walking
10:30 – 12pm Circus Workshops
12:30 - 1pm Higher Beings Circus Show 1
1:00 – 2:45pm Higher Beings Circus Workshop
3:15 – 3:45pm Higher Beings Circus Show 2

10am – 4pm, Pete and the Dragons Wassail Theatre Company, Walkabout Theatre Show, The Market Square
No Need to book just turn up!

‘Pete Steel’ is Somerset’s tour guide! Pete shares stories about the weird and wonderful creatures (including human people!) that live in Somerset. He reveals hidden aspects of Somerset’s past, present and future. He’s the link between our own world, and magical, mysterious Somerset. What’s most fun, is that he often doesn’t realise he’s doing any of this. He’s just trying to earn enough money to buy a new hat. But in doing so, he reveals a lot more of himself than he sets out to. Join Pete and his friend as they try to find out the story of Shepton Mallet and the Dragons – using audience participation

10am – 10:45am, Grimms Fairytales, PaddleBoat Theatre Company, The Art Bank - Reserve your FREE tickets by booking here

Grab yourself a Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows, wrap up warm and come and join PaddleBoat Theatre Company to share some Grimms Fairytales and maybe even join in on the action yourself!

10am, Stilt Walking, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square - No Need to book just turn up!

10:30 – 12pm, Circus Workshops, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square - No Need to book just turn up!

10:45 – 11:30am, Da’Silva Marionette Circus Troupe, Noisy Oyster Theatre Company, St Paul’s Community Centre -

Tickets are FREE need to be booked be booked this event in advance - Reserve your FREE tickets by booking here

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls . . . the circus has come to town!

Come, and be amazed by ariel acrobatics on the flying trapeze, spectacular cycling

stunts, trampolining ups and downs, and laugh at the antics of the cheeky clowns - one

of whom takes the joke that bit too far - with disastrous consequences!

The DaSilva marionette circus troupe has been delighting audiences of all ages, around

the world, for almost half a century. Each of the one third life-size marionettes has been individually crafted to perform its own feat of dazzling dexterity, on the big top stage.

This traditional family show, now in its second generation, has been brought right up to date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus. This 45 minute show uses no less than 16 beautifully crafted trick marionettes and integrates the puppeteers into the circus performance, creating a buoyant and memorable piece of theatre for all ages.

11:45am – 12:30pm, Show at Shepton Mallet Library TBC

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12:30 - 1pm, Circus Show 1, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square

From stilt-walking to unicycle riding, from walking on a bed of nails to knife throwing, from juggling to Ariel acrobatics!

1:30 – 3:00pm, Circus Workshop, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square

2 – 3pm, Hansel and Gretel, Paddleboat Theatre Company, St Paul’s Community Centre

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An Interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience. Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...

2:45 – 3:30pm, Wandering Meanderthals, Noisy Oyster, Walkabout Theatre, Market Place - No Need to book just turn up!

Come and see the wandering meanderthals, carrying their enormous loads as they wander the streets of Shepton. Watch out for their gigantic sneezes and disgruntled passangers stowed away in their luggage!

3:00 – 3:45pm, The Inner Sense of Trees, Tara Joy, Author and Storyteller, The Art Bank - Reserve your FREE tickets by booking here

Join local author and storyteller Tara Joy who will share her illustrated story: The Inner Sense of Trees – a brightly illustrated epic adventure designed to inspire the reader to consider the true importance of nature. Tara will read her story alongside projected visuals and live musical accompaniment. This inspirational story highlights the importance of trees, rivers, mountains and working together for the common good.

3:30 - 4pm, Circus Show 1, Higher Beings Circus, The Market Square

From stilt-walking to unicycle riding, from walking on a bed of nails to knife throwing, from juggling to Ariel acrobatics!

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Local & Community History Month: 'History through Postcards' - Tea & Talk at Glastonbury Abbey
7th March 2020

When: 10am Where: Abbey House

Come along to Abbey House for a morning talk with Francis Thyer and learn about some of our local history of the area through old postcards.
 

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
8th March 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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NEW - Embroidery workshop March 2020 at Crispin Hall
8th March 2020

Secret garden stump work embroidery workshop, with Helen Richman of Blue Bird Embroidery

This embroidery workshop will introduce you to the amazing new skill of stumpwork which is a skill used from the 17th century where you use padding or stitches to raise embroidery up off the fabric.

The workshop is on Sunday 8th March 2020 - 10am till 4pm (with a break for lunch) refreshments are provided (Tea / coffee & cake) please let us know if you have any food allergies in advance.

In this workshop you will combine delicate ribbonwork with three-dimensional stumpwork to create this charming secret garden design of dainty flowers which bloom around a tiny metal key and padlock.

The kit and all the materials needed to complete it are provided in the cost of the workshop.

This simple design will introduce you to a select range of embroidery stitches and a number of the techniques used to create both ribbonwork and stumpwork embroidery. This will include creating beautiful embroidery stitches using silk ribbon threads, creating 3D embroidered wired shapes with couching and buttonhole stitch edging and creating decorative fly stitch, stem stitch and long and short stitch.

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Wells Cathedral School Wind Orchestra - conducted by Peter Harrison
10th March 2020

Wells Cathedral School’s Woodwind, Brass and Percussion departments collaborate for a Wind Orchestra made up of pupils from the Specialist Music Scheme. These departments have a longstanding reputation for excellence under their team of internationally recognised tutors. This concert will feature music from a diverse range of contemporary composers including Edward Gregson, Stephen McNeff and Kenneth Hesketh.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
£10

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SOFAR event in Frome
10th March 2020

A secret location in Frome Market,Frome.
Closest station Frome

Arrival time: 19:30 - 20:00.

A Sofar will typically feature three acts, with no opener or headliner. Each lineup is carefully curated to give audiences a diverse show and artists equal attention. We request that guests arrive on time for the first act and stay through the entirety of the show. During the sets, we ask guests to refrain from talking or texting.  

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Millfield Festival Chorus - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
10th March 2020

Time:19:30 - 21:00

Description:Eloise Routledge (soprano), Louise Innes (alto), William Wallace (tenor),Andrew Davies (bass), Matthew Cook (conductor). For over 25 years, Millfield has performed major choral works in Wells Cathedral,with our School Choir combining with Millfield Chorale, our adult choral society,to form a massed Festival Chorus of 200 singers. This year, the Chorus performs Rossini’s remarkable Petite Messe Solennelle. Charming yet powerful, this work’smajesty is at times more like an opera buffa than a solemn mass. Millfield School looks forward to welcoming you to this thoroughly engaging musical masterpiece.
Tickets:free of charge.To reserve, please email Millfield Music School on millfieldschool..

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Viva BRASS at Cedar Hall
11th March 2020

directed by Ross Brown and Roger Argente
Wells Cathedral School’s Brass Department joins forces with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Ensemble for an evening of exhilarating music for brass and percussion. Join us for a colourful exploration of over 300 years of music, from Handel’s Water and Fireworks Music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s grand depiction of the Procession of the Nobles, Leonard Bernstein’s soundtrack to the 1954 film On the Waterfront, a suite describing some of the non-human residents of Mexico, alongside some surprise items by, among others, Deep Purple.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
£10
 

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Friends of Collett Park - Shepton Mallet
11th March 2020

Are you a lover of Collett Park? Are you a family that uses the park? A fitness fanatic, dog walker, free spirit, tree enthusiast or a wildlife fan?

Come and join the inaugural Collett Park Friends Group on Wednesday 11th March at 6.30pm
To register your interest and more information please email info@sheptonmallet-tc-gov.uk or call 01749 343984 by 1st March

Quartet at Wells Little Theatre
11th-14th March 2020

presents Quartet by Ronald Harwood

7.30pm
£10
Box office 01749 672280

 

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An Evening with The Easy Rollers - Cedar Hall
12th March 2020

Grab your dancin’ shoes because the 20s are here to stay! Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers is a roaring young seven-piece band from Manchester performing hits
from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. Fronted by award-winning vocalist Dani Sicari, they have had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country. They’re young, they’re ambitious and they’re brilliant.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets - £13-£21
 

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Lunchtime Organ Recital - Music in Wells Cathedral 2020
12th March 2020

1.05pm to 1.40pm
Greg Morris (St Margaret's Westminister)
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

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Shreya Devnath & Praveen Sparsh at Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury
13th March 2020

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury
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Experience a musical journey through Indian classical and folk cultures with artistes from India, Shreya Devnath and Praveen Sparsh.

The performance, AAVAM (we two), brings you songs of traditional Indian music – songs of freedom, love, joy and self-belief, the cultural diversity of India will be exemplified through a seamless blend of composed and improvised music. The lyrical and musical ideas of different composers from across the country will be explored.

A primarily instrumental concert, the pieces will be interpreted through the violin, vocals, multi-percussion and spoken word.

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble at Bath & West Showground
14th March 2020

The Vintage Motorcycle Club Somerset section holds a bi-annual motorcycle autojumble at The Showground.
At a glance...

Doors open: 09:30 - 15:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person
 

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The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines - Frome Memorial Theatre
14th March 2020

7.30PM

In 2020 the Frome Royal Naval Association celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Royal Marines Band concerts at the Memorial Theatre. This fundraising event has supported various activities in the area including local Sea Cadet unit TS Achilles. This has been possible because of the vision and hard work of one man, Shipmate Ken Ring; we are determined to continue with the gift he left behind. We invite the people of Frome who have supported us over the last 24 years to join us again and bring along a friend to experience this wonderful evening of music, pomp and humour.

Ticket Prices* - £18

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

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Wells Cathedral School Young Musicians' Gala at Cedar Hall
14th March 2020

with Ella Leonard (oboe) and Nellie Whittam (violin)
The second of two gala recitals featuring two of this year’s concerto competition finalists. Ella and Nellie share an evening recital of solo works for oboe and violin. As well as being specialist musicians in the Sixth Form at Wells Cathedral School, they are both members of The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Ella recently won the Two Moors Young Artists
Competition and they have both entered this year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £10
 

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ANDY PARSONS: HEALING THE NATION
14th March 2020

7.30pm, Merlin Theatre

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. and repeated on Dave.

All tickets £16
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions.

Cert: 14+

Running time: 90 mins plus 20 mins interval
 

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Night at the Musicals - Fleet Air Arm Museum
14th March 2020

Enjoy a sophisticated black tie dining experience, an evening serenaded by HMS Heron Band, a string quartet and jazz duo.
With welcome drinks and canapes on the flight deck followed by dinner beneath Concorde.
Tickets £80 per person

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Great Mendip Rugby Walk 2020
14th March 2020

at 1.00pm
Venue: Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells , BA5 2UE
Walk up an appetite in aid of St Margaret's Hospice Care (pasty and a pint at the end!).
Come and join Candlelight Care and St Margaret's Hospice Care
Beginning at 1:30 pm (registration at 1:00 pm) on Wells Cathedral Green, this charity walk is open to ALL. The walk is approximately 6.5 miles long and ends at Tor Rugby Club, and takes between 2.5 and 3 hours to complete.
Entry fee is £25 for adults and £15 for 12-18 year olds which includes a pasty and a pint or soft drink at the end. Under 12's are free!
For more information contact Terena Gill (Community Fundraiser East Somerset) on 01935 709484.
 

Introduction to Natural dyeing - Crispin Hall
15th March 2020

A 6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, in the comfortable, creative space of Crispin Hall in Street, Somerset.

Tickets are £130.00 and are available in advance here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
The workshop price includes 5 hours of guided tuition (plus 1 hour for lunch), which includes all the necessary materials and equipment including aprons and gloves.

You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will teach you the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using everyday kitchen and foraged dyestuffs. There will also be an introduction to indigo and over dyeing.

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience who would like some more practical guidance.

MATERIALS
We like to work with as many sustainable materials as possible and, where possible, we try to source end of line and second hand materials that would otherwise go to waste.

You will be dyeing a range of natural yarns from hand spun recycled banana yarn to linen and organic cotton.

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Wells Cathedral School Jazz Orchestra with special guest Pee Wee Ellis
15th March 2020

at The Cheese and Grain
Wells Cathedral School Jazz Orchestra is highly regarded nationally, having won a variety of awards, produced two commercial recordings, several international tours and had a personal invite from Michael Eavis to perform to over 10,000 people at the Glastonbury Extravaganza supporting Jamie Cullum. The Orchestra will be joined by jazz and funk legend Pee Wee Ellis.

venue: The Cheese and Grain in Frome
7.30pm
Tickets £12

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Royal Opera House - LIVE FILMED OPERA BROADCAST - Fidelio
17th March 2020

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

at 7.15pm at Merlin Theatre

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him.

Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope.

Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

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Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra
19th-20th March 2020

with Wells Cathedral School Chorus
Eliza Talman and Max Li, winners of this year’s Concerto Competition at Wells Cathedral School, take to the concert platform as soloists to perform their chosen concertos. We are also delighted to welcome guest conductor Adam Hickox, Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and alumnus of the School.

The concert concludes with Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times), conducted by Chris Finch, in celebration of Nelson’s crushing victory over Napoleon’s fleet at the Battle of the Nile. Written during a time of war and strife, the work’s timeless message of yearning for the return of peace and harmony has made it one of the most beloved works in choral literature.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £15
 

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
19th March 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Dr Ed Lorch: "Anecdotes of Village Life". Much of the research for this talk is based on work by the Tintinhull History Group who we may visit in April.

Free refreshments at about 8.45pm

JS Bach - The complete Trio Sonatas - Wells Cathedral
19th March 2020

James Gough - Organ
1.05pm
in the Quire of Wells Cathedral
Admission free
retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music 

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Quiz Night - Doulting Village Hall
20th March 2020

Organised by Shepton Mallet Tangent - in aid of The British Heart Foundation

at 7.30pm
Teams maximum of 4 people
£5.50 per head to include ploughman's supper
Bar & Raffle
pre-booking essential - for entry form contact 01749840756 or email woodhill.cottage2@yahoo.co.uk 

West of England Game Fair at Bath & West Showground
21st March 2020

 West of England Game Fair

This year, the West of England Game Fair (formerly The West Country Game Fair) is celebrating is 25th anniversary!
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When: 21st March - 22nd March 2020

Doors open: 09:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Tickets are on sale NOW: £12 (Adult) / £6 (Child) | Gate Price: £15 (Adult) / £7 (Child)

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Steam Gala 2020 East Somerset Railway
21st-22nd March 2020

This year we will have five engines in steam! Our resident locos, Ivatt 46447, 5637 and 'Lady Nan' ('Driver for a Tenner'), plus the recently restored 5239 Goliath and newcomer Small Prairie 4555 making its first appearance at the ESR at the start of a 2-year loan from the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

We will be running seven services of passenger trains, freight, brake vans and tankers to create the complete steam atmosphere.

Throughout this weekend we showcase our rolling stock, to give you a vision of life before modern technology. Ride in the brake van, watch the shunting, or sit in comfort in a vintage carriage all day if you like! Our day rover ticket allows you access to all this, as well as visiting our Engine Shed and Workshop to see the restoration and maintenance work carried out by our volunteers. Talk to our staff and see how passionate we are about our trains and the bygone era of steam.

Next to the Engine Shed you can also have a Driver for a Tenner experience driving Lady Nan up and down the sidings.  

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Silent Disco 9 at Bocabar, Glastonbury
21st March 2020

 Our hugely popular Silent Disco fundraiser returns for the new decade!

8pm-1am
Tickets: £10 advance, available at Bocabar webiste(early booking advised!)

over 18's only

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Mass in B Minor - JS Bach
21st March 2020

Sherborne Abbey
7.30pm
Sherborne Chamber Choir
Sherborne Baroque Players
Leader - Alison Bury
Soprano - Rachel Elliott
Mezzo-soprano - Helen Charlston
Tenor - Nicholas Hawker
Baritone - Morgan Pearse
Conductor - Paul Ellis 
Tickets £5 - £20- students under 18 free
from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935815341

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History Club at Somerset Coalfield Life - Radstock Museum
23rd March 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 

Selwood Academy presents Hairspray Jr
26th-28th March 2020

at Merlin Theatre

The story follows Tracy Turnblad, a full-figured girl with full-figured hair and a big heart, who has only one passion – to dance. 

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The Complete Beethoven String Quartets
27th-29th March 2020

and talk from expert John Suchet 

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

Carducci String Quartet (John Suchet) - Guildhall, Bath
Tickets from £10 - £35 (50% off for concessions)

Booking office 01225 463362

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The Magic of Soul - Cedar Halls
27th March 2020

The Magic of Soul has been wowing audiences for years with its infectious blend of pure vocal power, great dance routines and sweet harmonies. Fronted by Steve V King, one of the original members of The Drifters, enjoy an evening dedicated to the inimitable charm and style of the world’s greatest R & B vocal groups with classic tracks such as Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk, Me and Mrs Jones, Love Train and Saturday Night at the Movies.

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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Festival of Cards at Bath & West Showground
27th-28th March 2020

This ever popular event sees 140 + dealers offering Postcards, Cigarette Cards, Autographs, Printed Ephemera and accessories.
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When: 27th March - 28th March 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 18:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £5 - 2 Day Pass, £2 - Saturday Only. Children FREE (if accompanied by an adult)
 

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Paul Smith Warehouse Sale - Kilver Court
27th-29th March 2020

Mens and Womens Clothing and accessories

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Swing! Swing! Swing Swing! with Edward Leaker's Machine Jazz Orchestra
28th March 2020

A new show from Cedars Hall’s resident big band, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other Swing Era favourites. It’s all in the name, and its all about dance, so the night will also feature swing dancing demonstrations to show how it all fits together. Born from the 1920s through to the 1940s, Swing can be everything from bouncy and energetic to slow and sultry. From Lindy Hop to Charleston, Blues, Balboa and Solo Jazz everyone will find their own groove. Book early.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £14 - £23
 

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Fagin? - Abbey House Theatre Ticket at Glastonbry Abbey
28th March 2020

Dickens failed to provide a backstory to Fagin, so who was he and who was the real man that Dickens based his character on?
Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances.
Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the
best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters.

2 other shows 23 May & 5 Sept as part of the theatre package price
 

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Mozart Requiem
28th March 2020

English Symphony Orchestra
Jeremy Cole (conductor)

7pm

Programme to include Haydn's London Symphony and Insanae et vanae curae, alongside Mozart's monumental Requiem
Tickets £12 - £28
available from Wells Cathedral Box Office and at the door

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Crispin Hall - Craft Fair
28th March 2020

10am to 4pm

Local crafts and arts
Refreshments

Crispin Hall, 83 High Street, Street 

Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Mad March (Fancy Dress - Alice in Wonderland)
29th March 2020

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

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair - Bath & West Showground
29th March 2020

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
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Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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When: 28th May - 30th May 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

see website for admission prices

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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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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!
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When: 7th June 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.
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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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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!
At a glance...

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!
At a glance...

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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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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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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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.
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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!
At a glance...

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