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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

run by Somerset Age UK

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

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

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

All welcome

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

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

please see our website

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Mid Somerset Show 8th Annual Short Story Competition
The Harvey Family Cup for the Encouragement of Written English - for 11 - 16 years old

Handwritten or typed on white A4 paper - 400 - 500 words

Title - "It was honestly the best day of my life"

Judged on... writing style; grammar; punctuation; spelling; presentation

Entries by 31 July 2019

email to secretary@midsomersetshow.org.uk or post to The Secretary, Mid Somerset Show, 3 Europa Court, Crowne Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QQ

Prizes will be awarded on Show Day - 18th August
1st = Cup and £25, 2nd = £15, 3rd = £10

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

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

Adult £5.50
Child £3.75
Membership fees available

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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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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - Week 3 - Finding Shepton History
27th June 2019

An innovative blend of walks and talks by local historian Alan Stone of the Shepton Mallet Local History Group to help people discover the fascinating history of our town.

£3 -
FFI 01749342995 for more details

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

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

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

Castle Cary Choir Concert in Street
28th June 2019

7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Street,
Tickets  £6 - from Crispin Community Centre or on the door
Interval refreshments

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

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

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

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

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

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East Somerset Railway - Dinosaurs & Unicorns
29th June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Old Stores Studio - Arm Knitting with the Chunky Needle
29th June 2019

30" x 50" chunky blanket

11 - 1pm

£75

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Coombe House - Open Garden for NGS
30th June 2019

2-acre romantic and lavishly-planted garden, incl unusual and tender plants. Dramatic scenes, pools, terraces and Abbots' retreat. Kitchen garden, orchards, nut walk and lots to see and ponder on. An English garden in a mystical town with lots of country views It is a garden of colour, a rich liqueur distilled from the elements that surround it.
Admission £4. Home-made teas.
Times:14:00 to 18:00.
Telephone:07860 463647.
Visits also by arrangement June to Aug for groups of 10 to 20.
Open for charity.
Coombe House, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JG

Contact telephone: 07860 463647 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Goddess at Art Bank Cafe - Shepton Mallet
4th July 2019

Goddess by Jacqueline Haigh
Edinburgh Fringe Hit Comedy Storytelling Show!
A peek behind the velvet curtains! Based on Jacqueline's true experiences as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour.
Ages 16+
Tickets just £4/3 concessions 

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - Week 4 - Finding Shepton History
4th July 2019

An innovative blend of walks and talks by local historian Alan Stone of the Shepton Mallet Local History Group to help people discover the fascinating history of our town.

£3 -
FFI 01749342995 for more details

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

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

Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Richard Pawson
4th July 2019

Venue Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

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

Speaker - Richard Pawson
"The Great Siege of Malta"
Often referred to as "The Last Battle of the Crusades"

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Frome Festival 2019
5th-14th July 2019

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


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

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Danceworks 2019 - Frome Memorial Theatre
5th-7th July 2019

Friday 5th July 2019 at 7pm,
Saturday 6th July 2019 @ 7pm,
Sunday 7th July 2019 at 2pm

Danceworks 2019 will be performed across 3 dates this July.
Act One will be a performance of Peter Pan the Ballet.
Act Two will see performances of The Greatest Showman and American Pop Idols.
Get your tickets early to see this fantastic local showcase

Ticket Price* £10.50, Concessions for Over 60s & Under 16s £8.

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

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Judge Jules Live at Cheese And Grain
5th July 2019

The dance music icon brings his incredible new live project performing classic dance hits with a full 10 band to open the Frome Festival!

Doors 7.30pm
£20 advance plus booking fee

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St Paul's School Summer Family BBQ
5th July 2019

6.30 - 8.30pm in the school ground

Join us to celebrate the end of another successful school year

BBQ
Bar,
Class stalls, Trade Stalls
Raffle
Rides and St Paul's Got Talent! 

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Croscombe Fun Day
6th July 2019

Our annual Funday is a great day out for the family.
Stalls, local produce, bric-a-brac, wine raffle and tombola,
kids' & adults games, cakes, face painting, jewellery, circus skills, ice creams, bouncy castle, skittle alley, tug of war,
bar, (Beer & Cider tent), BBQ, WI Teas and live music throughout. 

from 12 noon
£1 adult entry

Village Hall and field, Fayreway, Croscombe

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Celebrating 150 years of Bowlish School
6th July 2019

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

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

Refreshments, Raffle, Stalls and other activities

2pm to 5pm

Everyone welcome

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

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

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

7pm 

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The Bath Recitals Chamber Series - Jacquin Trio
6th July 2019

St Michael's Church, Broad Street, Bath

A terrific programme of music fot this vibrant instrumental combination form The Jacquin Trio, rapidly establishing a reputation for their dynamic performances and spirited music making.

at 7.30pm

Tickets £16

Bath Box Office 01225 463362

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Avalon Inspired: Furniture and Fabric by Paul Rendell and Kate Medlicott
6th July - 17th September 2019

at Glastonbury Abbey

Open daily: 9am - 8pm during July & Aguust
9am - 6pm in September
Closing times may vary so please check website

Exhibition included in admission charge
01458 832267 

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Frome Art Trail - open studios
6th-14th July 2019

As part of the Frome Festival, artists will once again open their studios and homes or join others in group exhibitions to share their work with you. Whatever style of art you enjoy, the event has something for everyone: ceramics, painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glasswork, photography and more. It's the perfect chance to meet the artists and makers, with an opportunity to discover more about their creative process. And time to choose a unique gift for a friend or a special treat for yourself. Entry to all venues is free, so take a look at the trail maps to plan your visits and start exploring.

Please be aware that items will need to be purchased with cash or cheque as few artists will have card facilities

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Frome Food Feast at Cheese and Grain
6th July 2019

One of the Festivals most popular events is back! Come along, meet friends, bring the family and enjoy food and live music together in the Market Yard car park by the river outside the Cheese and Grain.A great selection of hot food traders from the local area along with bars from Grain Hospitality and Worleys Cider plus sweet treats and ice-cream.

Music Starts with Frome Street Bandits, join the parade from St Johns Church at 5:30pm

Live music from The Straight Fits, Plume and headline act to be announced.

Free admission
Doors 5pm

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Mid Somerset Orchestra - Assorted Suites for Summer
6th July 2019

at Strode Theatre, Street

7.30pm
Tickets (reserved ) £13, £12 concs,, £3 under 18

Box Office 01458 442846
 

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Shakespeare in Lamyatt - Much Ado about Nothing
6th July 2019

performed outdoors by the acclaimed Festival Players Theatre Company

7pm

Speeds Farm, Lamyatt, BA4 6NH

Adults £16.50 on the gate £20
Children 15 and under £5.50

Bookings and information email: shakespeareinlamyatt.co.uk

Stoke St Michael Primary School Summer Fair
6th July 2019

2pm to 5pm

Grand opening and competition judging by Michael Eavis
Fun for all the family
Face painting, Bar, BBQ, Refreshments, Raffle, Tombola, Table top Sale, Bouncy castle, Hook a duck, 2nd hand uniform stall, temporary tattoos and glitter festival face painting, archery, Sand art, Coconut Shy, Make an animal from recycleable material competition, make your own miniature garden competition, and much more

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Milton Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
7th July 2019

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

Dinder Village Summer Fete
7th July 2019

Afternoon Tea, Raffle, Wells City Band, Games, Ice Cream, Tug of War. Plant Stall, Face painting, Duck Race, Book Stall, Bric A Brac, BBQ, Bar open,
2pm to 5pm
£2 entry - kids free 

at the Old Rectory, Dinder

The Coral - Frome Festival Headline Show - Cheese and Grain
8th July 2019

All standing -£20 Advance (+ standard service charge)
We are delighted to announce that The Coral will be one of the headline acts for Frome Festival 2019.

Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping ‘Magic and Medicine’. Their eight Top 40 singles include ‘Dreaming Of You’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Pass It On’, and ‘Don’t Think You’re The First’.

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Frome Festival Fashion Show - Cheese and Grain
9th July 2019

Our wonderful community charity Fashion show is back during the Frome Festival again this year.
We have a ‘Under the Sea’ themed show which will showcase local shops, designers, make up/hair artist & More…
We will have a brilliant Raffle and other fund raising for Dorothy House on the Night.
All ticket proceeds go to the Frome Festival and Cheese and Grain.

Goody Bags included in ticket price - £10 plus booking fee/£8 concessions

7.30pm

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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MOSCOW DRUG CLUB - Cheese and Grain
10th July 2019

MOSCOW DRUG CLUB….TRANSCENDENT TROUBADOURS OF GYPSY CABARET & SWING
Moscow Drug Club are a curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, French Musette and Storytelling meet…
Imagine having a few to drink and staggering arm in arm into the darkness of an eastern European cobbled street and stumbling into a bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes.
Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen & Eartha Kitt. Moscow Drug Club deliver an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club….. this way please, and mind the cobbles!

Doors 8pm
£14 advance plus service charge




 

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Shepton Mallet Royal British Legion Quiz Night
11th July 2019

at 7pm
Pilton Working Men's Club

£6 per person, teams of 4 to 6, includes a ploughman's supper

Contact Andy Ransom for details via FB/messenger or phone 07974351647

All welcome 

Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
11th July 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

Wells Theatre Festival
11th-14th July 2019

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

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

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

 1.05pm - 1.40pm

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

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

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Theatre Festival - Wells
11th-14th July 2019

Complementing the current Wells Literary, Arts, Comedy and Food festivals, the Wells Theatre Festival aims to attract a theatre-going public of all ages, whilst also encouraging young people to participate in theatre practice. Oscar winning actress, Dame Judi Dench and renowned directors, Sir Richard Eyre and James Cellan Jones are patrons for the festival.

Please visit our website for extensive listing of all participants and 17 productions of whats on

Ticket and information 01749 673848

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A Commotion in the Ocean - Wells Theatre Festival
11th July 2019

 Demeter (Goddess of Harvest & Agriculture) is having a bad day. All she wants is some peace and quiet, but there is too much noise, distraction and plastic! Her good friend Poseidon (God of the Sea, Earthquakes and Horses) means well, but he isn’t helping. To distract Poseidon, Demeter decides to send him on a quest. He comes back with more than she bargained for, but it might just help save the planet.

A Commotion in the Ocean helps families connect to the controversial and topical subject of plastic pollution. At a time when the world’s seas are becoming full of plastic, the impact of which is having a considerable and detrimental affect on nature, it is essential we give our young people the opportunity to consider how to make a change, early on in their lives.

6.30 -7.30pm
Wells Theatre

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NASS Festival 2019 - come and get your ticket from S/Mallet tourist centre
11th-14th July 2019

NASS Festival returns for a weekend of banging Drum n’ Bass, Dance, Hip Hop, Grime and high octane action sports. Witness incredible skateboarding and bmx’ing from some of the worlds best in the NASS Pro Park and Vert competitions.

The outdoor main stage sure packs a punch and 2019 is going to floor you! Some acts are just too big to fit indoors – expect some epic performances from the biggest names!

Other areas include:

Southbank – Always a massive party and open ’till late.
The Warehouse – Heavy vibes and hard beats in both of the warehouse rave arenas.
The Hangar – Expect some big names in The Hangar throughout the weekend in 2019. Enter if you dare!
The Lock In – 2018’s brand new stage is returning for a second year!
Sika Studios – SIKA just keeps getting bigger! In 2019 expect some surprises and plenty of battles alongside legendary names.
Truck & Bearing – The Truck & Bearing is a pub serving up a foot stomping line-up.

Guided Tours of Shepton's Historic Bowlish, Lower Ham and Darshill
11th July 2019

7pm
Duration - 1.5 to 2 hours approx
Meet outside Bowlish House Hotel, BA4 5JD
Park: St Peters Road 
Refreshments: Tea and biscuits at the end

Price £5 (donation to Darshill & Bowlish Conservation Society Heritage Project)

White Lies - Cheese and Grain
11th July 2019

 Following in the footsteps of megastars the likes of Foo Fighters and Robert Plant who have similarly rocked its halls in recent times, White Lies will be heading to the Somerset venue for an intimate last show on home turf before embarking on a busy campaign of high-profile festival shows across the globe.

Earlier this year, the West London trio released their rave-received new album Five, a record which marked a decade of their existence whilst cementing their new home at [PIAS] Recordings.

£22 plus booking fee
Doors 7.30pm

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28th Year of Priddy Folk Festival 2019
12th-14th July 2019

Acts for far: Greg Russell, Ciaran Algar, Tim Edey, the Drystones, Mawkin, Kinnaris Quintet, Jackie Oates, Rob Heron and The Tepad Orchestra, Cara, Dallahan, Gadarene, Shackleton Trio, Ryan Young, Granny's Attic, Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne, Dan Walsh Trio, Assembly Lane, Saltfish Forty, The Harry Browns, The Hut People and lots more....

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

all held in the beautiful Mendip Hills.

Tickets and more information
Parking only £2

Sorry NO DOGS

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Thomas's Cider Festival - Charlton Inn, Shepton Mallet
12th-13th July 2019

A 2 day Cider Festival in memory of Thomas Goss is
being held at the Charlton Inn, Shepton Mallet

Friday 12th July - 7pm to 12am
Saturday 13th July from 2pm to 12am

Tickets are on sale for £10 per day and can be purchased at the Shepton Mallet Tourist Information and at The Hive - cash sales only. Money raised for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Included in the ticket price is a glass, wristband and a drink. In addition to the selection of local ciders, there will be entertainment throughout, including live music, raffles and an auction.

Indie-punk group "Idle Silence" from Taunton
Heavy rock band "No Thursday War" from Glastonbury, and
Wells-based Groove-Metal band "Mirrorgrinn" are among the line-up of local musicians who have donated their time to the cause.

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

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

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

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Secret World Healing Weekend
12th-14th July 2019

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

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The Old Stores Studio - Book Binding -
12th July 2019

make a decorative notebook with Hannah Brown

7-9pm

£35

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Frome Hidden Gardens
12th-14th July 2019

11am to 5pm
for three days you have a chance to look behind hedges and normally closed gates at a wide variety of interesting gardens, including several allotments and community gardens

Tel 01373455420 

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SCOUTING FOR GIRLS at Cheese and Grain
12th July 2019

£29.50 Advance / £34 Doors/ All standing
Doors 8pm

We are delighted to announce that Scouting For Girls will be one of the headline acts for Frome Festival 2019.

Over the last ten years Scouting For Girls have become somewhat of an institution on the UK music scene. Huge singles such as She’s So Lovely and This Ain’t a Love song have been almost ever present on the radio as the band have gone from strength to strength. To date Scouting For Girls have released four studio albums and a Greatest Hits record, selling over 2 million records and having multiple #1 records in the process. They have also played to hundreds of thousands of fans at festivals and tours all over the world, and they show no sign of slowing down.

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

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

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

Show Times:

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

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

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

When: 9am Where: Main Abbey

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

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International Air Day
13th July 2019

at Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton

Tickets are available from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre 

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

The Railway Chidren - Wells Theatre Festival
13th-14th July 2019

 A brand new musical version of the well-loved classic story adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis move to the country with their mother, they discover the joys of the steam railway and make new, unexpected friends. The only thing missing is their father. A heart-warming tale set to a stunning new musical soundtrack. Music composed by Katherine Mount with arrangements and orchestrations by Teresa Barlow.

Sat 13th July 14:00 - 16:15 & 20:00 - 22:15
Sun 14th July 11:00 - 13:15 & 16:30 - 18:45

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Somerstock - Music Event - Somerton
13th July 2019

12 hour, one day, non-stop music event taking place on two main stages with 18 bands covering just about every popular musical genre

THREE STAGES
The new Somerstock music festival will feature two outside stages, the Bancombe Joinery Stage and the Trebble Roofing stage to provide continuous music from 11am through to 11pm with our headline act, the fantastic Toploader appearing at 10pm to round off the evening.

The Wagonkerd Marquee Stage will open with a silent disco for children starting at 12 midday, followed by local and up and coming bands, finally we have a silent disco for all running through to midnight, when the Festival ends. Sound and Lighting is Sponsored By Lee Pester Building.

KIDS CORNER
As a family event with fun for all, Somerstock will feature a variety of activities, to be announced.

BARS
We will have four pay bars around the site with Fine German Beers from Wagonkerd, local Ales by Fine Tuned and cider from Harry’s Cider in the Arena. Wagonkerd will also run the bar in the marquee.

FOOD
Food will be available to buy throughout the day, providing a wide variety of options including vegetarian and vegan options. More details to follow.

STALLS
We are aiming to include some varied and interesting retail stalls, with more details to follow.

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Car Boot Sale - Croscombe School PTA's
13th July 2019

Croscombe Playing Fields
field open to sellers' from 8.30am - 1pm and for buyers from 10am to 1pm 

£10 per pitch or pre-booked £8 - email focs.pta@outlook.com

Mad Dog Mcrea - Plus support Henry Wacey at Cheese and Grain
13th July 2019

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

Doors 7.30pm
£15 plus booking fee

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Wells Charity Boules Tournament
14th July 2019

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

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

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

9am - 5pm

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July Vintage Market - Castle Cary
14th July 2019

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

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Wells Jazz Collective Showcase - Bocabar, Glastonbury
14th July 2019

 featuring the best local jazz players and singers

at The Bocabar, Glastonbury

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Delaware Open Day (Castle Cary)
14th July 2019

To celebrate being at Fulford House in Castle Cary for 20 years we are celebrating by hosting an Open Day here at the practice.
Come on down and celebrate with us!

11am to 4pm

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The Old Stores Studio - Leather Belt making workshop
14th July 2019

with Badger House Leather

2 - 5.30pm


£65

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Pagan Gospel Groove Machine - Frome Festival 2019
14th July 2019

The Red Shed, Banks Farm, Chesterblade, BA4 4QX

3 - 5pm


plus support act
The passion and positivity of a gospel church...but with a pagan twist and funky grooves!!

Tickets £9.50 from Cheese & Grain or £10 on the door

Bar & Refreshments 

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Frome Symphony Mozart Clarinet Concerto And Beethoven Eroica
14th July 2019

 at Cheese and Grain

£12 advance plus service charge £5 under 18
Doors 7.30pm

Frome Symphony and conductor Mark Gateshill present a programme of popular works by Mozart and Beethoven. Following the overture to Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, the orchestra is joined by David Pagett for the sublime Clarinet Concerto, one of Mozart’s last completed works. The concert ends with one of the most significant symphonic works, Beethoven’s Eroica, which paved the way for the development of the romantic symphony during the 19th century. In a recent survey of contemporary conductors, the Eroica was named the greatest symphony of all time.

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Wells Jazz Collective Jam Session - the Venue, Wells
15th July 2019

8-10pm 

Langport Flower Club
16th July 2019

an open meeting by National Demonstrator Coral Gardiner "Natures Summer Palette" at Edgar Hall, Somerton, TA11 6SB

7.30pm

FFI Mary Scriven 01458 259257 

The Old Stores Studio - Taster Meditation Evening
17th July 2019

with Reclaim Your Wild and Precious Life

7.30 - 9pm

£8

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Avon and South Cotswolds Coppice Group at Carymoor Environmental Trust
17th July 2019

5.30pm for 6pm start until 9pm

At Carymoor Environmental Trust, nr Castle Cary

The visit will emcompass the:-
timber and thatch roundhouse; pond dipping deck; forest school care; shanty town; capped landfill area; wildflower meadows; wetland scrapes; broadleaf plantation;
historical landfill use/habitat creation/key species for conservation and the Trust's ongoing biodiversity benchmark scheme
Finishing off with a BBQ by the roundhouse

Free to paid up members of either coppice group
Non members - £5
Bring your won favourite tipple, food for your BBQ and a plate to share

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Airbourne at Cheese and Grain
17th July 2019

Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon

Doors 7.30pm
£22 advance plus service charge

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

An evening at East Pennard

Details to follow

Graham Nash - The Forum, Bath
18th July 2019

An intimate evening of songs and stories

at The Forum, Bath

Tickets 08448889991 

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The Drifters at Frome Memorial Theatre
19th July 2019

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

Ticket Prices* - £26.50

7.30pm

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Wells Art Contemporary Exhibitions at Wells Cathedral
19th July - 11th August 2019

The internationally renowned WAC exhibition of some of the world's finest contemporary art will be on display within the Cathedral's magnificient cloisters, in the contemplative Camery Gardens as well as positioned within the cathedral itself. 

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

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

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

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

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

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Classic & Supercars at Sherborne Castle
21st July 2019

for all car enthusiasts and families - raising funds for charity

2000 cherished and spectacular cars on show

Marque feature: Porsche

16th year at Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Celebrity guest: Derek Bell - 5 times Le Mans Winner 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Summer Sizzler
21st July 2019

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

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

The competition this month is a beach themed fancy dress

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

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

FREE parking

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

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

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
21st July 2019

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Adventure Days - Mill on the Brue, Bruton
22nd July - 16th August 2019

Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton

7-12 years old

8.30am to 5.30pm

01749 812 307 

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East Somerset Railway - Diesel Day
23rd July 2019

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

23rd July 2019

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

Standard ticket prices apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also included in your visit

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

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

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

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

see website for line up

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Wells Cathedral Guided Tours of Chained Library
25th July 2019

11.30am - 1pm
and 2 - 3.30pm 

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

The Glastonbury Symposium

The UK's leading alternative conference - expand your horizons

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

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COLDPLACE with Xylobands! at Cheese and Grain
26th July 2019

 The world’s No.1 tribute to Coldplay returns in 2019 for another outstanding show celebrating the music of arguably the world’s biggest band.

Large video screen projection, lasers and confetti recreate the spectacle of Coldplay’s record breaking “A Head Full of Dreams” tour; with frontman Shane Crofts’ uncanny resemblance to Chris Martin taking centre stage.

£17 advance plus service charge
Doros 8pm

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Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland - Strode Theatre
27th July 2019

An exciting adaptation of one of the most famous books ever - expect band new catchy sing-along-songs composed especially with children in mind, fabulous puppets and lots of surprises

at 2:30PM

Tickets: £9.50, 16 & Under £7.00
Venue: STUDIO 

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

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

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

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

7pm

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The Old Stores Studio - Needle Felting
27th July 2019

a Small Garden Birds with textile artist Lesley Hill

10am to 12 noon

£30

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Table Top Sale - Shepton Mallet
27th July 2019

You are invited to our Table Top Sale
at 41 Hanover Close, Shaftgate Avenue, Shepton Mallet

11am to 4pm

in aid of Prostrate Cancer UK 

Dangerous Day for Dads - at Mill on The Brue
27th July 2019

Outdoor Activity Centre, Bruton

We created a perfect day for both Dad’s and children to spend together having masses of fun on great activities instructed by our highly trained staff.

Dad’s ever felt like you really wanted more quality fun time spent with your children? The Dangerous Day for Dads is all about switching off the computer, stopping thinking about work and sharing some great moments with your child. Usually we have to wait for the family holidays but we thought that spending a fun, action packaged exciting day at Mill on the Brue with your son or daughter would be even better!

Mum’s you might be struggling to find a great birthday present for your husband? Your husband will be in his getting back to boyhood element by crawling over our assault course, whizzing down our 240m zip wire and learning a bit of bush craft to name but few activities in the day. Not to mention he will also be looking after your son or daughter or both for the whole day.

Children spend a great time with your Dad having loads of fun trying out some new outdoor activities together.

Bring a packed lunch in order to replenish your energy reserves.

Available for any age 8 years old and upwards!

01749 812307

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Fun Charity Dog Show At Eva's Green
28th July 2019

Raising money for spaniel assist, SAS Somerset and Happy Landings

at 10am

Steart Lane, TA117BD Charlton, Somerset,

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Outdoor Theatre - Midsummer Night's Dream
28th July 2019

presented by The Lord Chamberlain's Men

6.30pm
Bishop's Palace, Wells 

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are joining us once again, presenting their authentic version of Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Celebrating 425 years since the original company was created, and the 15th birthday of the modern troupe, this brilliant company will perform Shakespeare as he intended it to be seen; all male, in the open air and in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance.

Enjoy this supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals in an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos, as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters!

Starts 6:30pm.

Tickets: Adult £16.50, Child £10, Family (2 adults 2 children) £45. Tickets are now available ONLINE HERE, via phone (01749 988111) or the Palace Visitor Centre (formerly the Palace Shop).

Audiences are invited to bring a picnic blanket or low-backed seating along with their own picnic and drinks. The performances will go ahead except in the very worst weather, so do bring wet weather clothing.

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Hayseed Dixie at Cheese and Grain
31st July 2019

Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the muscial genre, Rockgrass.

There are many copycats, converts, and disciplines out there, accept no imitations.

£19.50 advance plus service charge

Doors 8pm

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An evening with Mark Ormrod at Bath & West Showground
1st August 2019

Mark Ormrod served as a Royal Marine in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was caught in a landmine explosion in Helmand Province and lost both legs and one arm.

After surviving the explosion, Mark went on to defy expectations at every turn of his rehabilitation. He has since completed feats from running across Americal to successfully representing Britain at the Invictus Games

Hear his inspirational story 

Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start
Admission £22 welcome drink and pasty supper included

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A Somerset Legacy - 70th Anniversary Exhibition
1st-5th August 2019

Somerset Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers present A Somerset Legacy - 70th Anniversary Exhibition

at The Red Brick Building, Glastonbury BA4 9FT

Daily 10am to 5pm
Entry £2
Refreshments at Cafe Bocabar

All the pieces in the exhibition are hand-crafted. Prices will be clearly marked on any pieces that are for sale. There will be additional items for sale in an exhibition shop including starter kits for those wishing to go further having tried out a skill in our demonstation area.

All visitors will be welcome to watch and try out some of the following skills:
Spindle spinning
Pin loom weaving
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Wheel spinning
Braiding
Tapestry weaving

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Bon Giovi - at Cheese and Grain
2nd August 2019

Covering every aspect of Bon Jovi's extensive career. They perform all the greatest hits such as Living on a prayer plus many more.

Doors 8pm
£16.50 advance plus service charge

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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2019
3rd August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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The Old Stores Studio - Peg Loom Rug
3rd August 2019

made from natural woven fleece with expert Chris Rice

10am to 1pm

£42

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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Silly Sausage Comedy - Breakthrough Act Showcase
3rd August 2019

at 7.30pm to 10.30pm

The launch of a new regular comedy night in the City of Wells, Promoting the very best new stand up comedians and breakthrough acts on the South West comedy circuit.

total of up to 8 up and coming comedians, including a slightly more experienced opener and a seasoned headline act.

at The Venue, 42 South Street, Wells, BA5 1SL 

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Pride & Prejudice - Somerset Rural Life Museum
4th August 2019

Chapterhouse Theatre Company open-air garden theatre by Jane Austen adapted by Laura Turner

at 6pm

Tickets and information from Somerset Rural Life Museum 01458 831197
See tickets 0871220260 or www.seetickets.com

Adults £16 / Child £11 /Family (2 adults and 2 children) £46

Gates open at 5pm
Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating
There is limited on site parking, however there is also on street parking nearby.

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
8th August 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

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

1.05pm - 1.40pm

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

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

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Spellbound present Blitz! at Frome Memorial Theatre
8th-10th August 2019

Thursday 8th at 7pm
Friday 9th @ 7pm
Saturday 10th @ 2pm and 7pm

Frome Musical Theatre Company's award-winning youth group Spellbound, are pleased to present BLITZ! in association with MTI (Europe) - music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The story centres on the relationship between a Jewish family, the Blitzteins, and a cockney family, the Lockes, in 1940s London as the city takes a pounding from Hitler's bombs.

Mrs. Blitztein and Alfie Locke work at adjacent market stalls on Petticoat Lane and can't stand each other. But when their children fall in love and Hitler's bombing intensifies, will Mrs. Blitztein and Alfie be able to bury the hatchet and become friends?

Please book your tickets early to a trip back in time to wartime London!

Ticket Prices* - £12, Over 60s £11, Under 16s £9, Groups 10+ £9 (only available through 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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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Ian Keys
8th August 2019

Venue Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

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

Speaker - Mr Ian Keys
"The Bowlish Heritage Project"
A talk on the current study into the history of the Shepton Mallet Hamlets of Darshill, Ham and Bowlish

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The Old Stores Studio -Children's Collage
8th August 2019

with children's illustrator Jo Loring-Fisher (5yrs +)

10am to 12 noon

£12

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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

9am to 2pm

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

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Shepton Mallet Pond Party
10th August 2019

The Food Forest Project Pond Party at the Shepton Mallet Community Food Forest, Old Wells Road, near Mendip Crematorium (look for the sign)

Pond making and habitat creation
Children's activities
Cake, Stall and refreshments available

10am to 3pm

We will also be raising doantions to build the Shepton Mallet Education and Well-Being centre.
All ages welcome





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East Somerset Railway - PJ Masks Visit
10th August 2019

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

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

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

Event prices on the day are as follows:

Adults £15, Concession £14, Child £13, Family £50.

Children under 2 years go free.

The timetable for the day will be:

Trains run at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

Meet Catboy and Romeo at:

10.15am-10.35am - Waving the train off from the platform.
11.15am-11.35am - Story telling on the lawn.
12.15pm-12.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
13.15pm-13.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
14.15pm-14.35pm - Story telling on the lawn.
15.15pm-15.35pm - Waving the train off from the platform.
(The East Somerset Railway reserves the right to vary any of the train and appearance times of this event and please listen for any changes over the station tannoy).

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Glastonbury Abbey Fun Dog Show
11th August 2019

When: 1pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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August Vintage Market - Castle Cary
11th August 2019

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

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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Ham Hill Country Park Fun Dog Show And Countryside Day
11th August 2019

10am to 3.30pm

Fun Charity Dog Show

Come and join in the fun

Ham Hill Fun Dog show is a local community event, aimed at raising funds for local charities - Friends of Ham Hill, Ferne Animal Sanctuary & NAWT Somerset 

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Outdoor Cinema - at Bath & West Showground
11th August 2019

The film for this event is to be confirmed (you will have the opportunity to vote on Bath & West Showground Facebook page)

Food & drink will be available to purchase on the night. Please note, this will be CASH ONLY.

Tickets will be available to purchase online nearer the time.

FREE parking, including disabled parking, is available for all visitors.

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Summer Clearance Car Boot Sale - Shepton Mallet
11th August 2019

10am to 4pm

at Bath & West Showground

Shift all that stuff you no longer need and join us for our one off summer clearance car boot sale

Sellers Entry from 8am
Cars £5
Vans £10

Buyers entry from 10am

£1 per car

Full English Breakfast & Sunday Lunch will be available in our new Restaurant, the Wessex Pavilion!

No pre-booking necessary. Just turn up on the day.

01749822217- Debbie Howarth

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Guided Tours of Shepton's Historic Bowlish, Lower Ham and Darshill
14th August 2019

7pm
Duration - 1.5 to 2 hours approx
Meet outside Bowlish House Hotel, BA4 5JD
Park: St Peters Road
Refreshments: Tea and biscuits at the end

Price £5 (donation to Darshill & Bowlish Conservation Society Heritage Project) 

Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
15th August 2019

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

The brilliant sequel to the sing-a-long hit, featuring some of ABBA's best songs.

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

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

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

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Wuthering Heights - Outdoor Theatre - Wells
16th August 2019

at Bishops Palace, Wells 

6.30pm to 9pm

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

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

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

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Outdoor Cinema - Clarks Village - Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
16th August 2019

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

One of the finest biopics you'll see, with an incredible performance by Rami Malek as Queen's Freddie Mercury..

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

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

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

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Needle Felted Dragons at The Hive
17th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

When: 6.30pm Where: Main Abbey

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


Pre-Theatre Supper

Saturday 17th August 2019

When: 5pm Where: Abbey House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mid Somerset Show
18th August 2019

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

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

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

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

2 - 5pm

£5

further details and bookings/enquiries

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

at Secret World - fun and games for all the family

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

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

at Glastonbury Abbey

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When: 7pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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Giant Flea Market - Bath & West Showground
25th August 2019

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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

When: 5pm Where: Main Abbey

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

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

When: 5.30pm Where: Abbey House

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

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

 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM

The Thatched Cottage Inn, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet

Milk and Alcohol performing (Dr Feelgood Tribute band)

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

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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Coffee & Mobile Library - Doulting
5th September 2019

10am to 12 noon

Doulting Community Room

Please come along and join us

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

Venue Council Chamber, Mendip District Council offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

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

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

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The Sixteen - Wells Cathedral
6th September 2019

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

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

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th September 2019

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

free entry

10am to 4pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

please see link for further details re times and prices

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September - Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th September 2019

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

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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

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

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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

1.05pm - 1.40pm

Colin Walsh (Organist Laureate, Lincoln Cathedral)

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

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Chilli Day - Ston Easton Park Hotel
12th September 2019

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

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

£45.00 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

The fair is housed in the Showering Pavilion, Edmund Rack, Mendip and Sedgemoor halls, plus over 30 shopping booths lining an arcade. It features up to 600 stands with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

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

When: 14th September - 15th September 2019

Where: The Showground

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

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Frome Cheese Show
14th September 2019

West Woodlands Showground, Frome

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

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

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

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

Andy Sanders - postponed from last year

"Zula Wars, local people"

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

Vintage Somerset Fair
21st September 2019

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RB

9.30 - 4pm

Entry £1 /50p students

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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

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

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

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Harvest Festival
28th-29th September 2019

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

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

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

Fancy Dress -
Fundraiser for Penny Brohn UK
Auction & Raffle

Tickets £5

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

at The Club, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Wookey Hole Pumpkin Competition 2019
1st October 2019

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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

6.30pm to 1am

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

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Two Choirs Together in Concert
5th October 2019

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

Time: 19:00

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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

1.05pm - 1.40pm

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

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

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Wells Gin, Fizz & Swing Festival
11th October 2019

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

6.30pm to 9.30pm

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

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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

Pat Hase: "Victorian Servant"

Pat always delivers very interesting talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open 10am - 5pm everyday

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

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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October Vintage Market - Castle Cary
20th October 2019

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

10am - 3pm

The Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information on how to enter will be coming soon.

VOLUNTEERS AND ENQUIRES TO thefestivalrun@gmail.com

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

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WestFest 2019
26th October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Kindly sponsored by: Chelston Direct and Refresco Gerber

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

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

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

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Christmas Artisan Market
1st-3rd November 2019

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

see our website for further details

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

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

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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

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

£45.00 per person.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where: The Showground

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

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November Vintage Market - Castle Cary
10th November 2019

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

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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

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

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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The Chapel Dance Studio - Tapathon 2019
17th November 2019

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

1pm to 2pm

at Paul Street, BA4 5LA Shepton Mallet

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Chocolate Festival - Frome
17th November 2019

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

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

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

Doors open: 18:45

Where: The Showground, Wessex Pavilion

Admission: £22 + £2 Booking Fee

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
21st November 2019

with a mystery speaker - details to follow 

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

Needle Felted Toadstool Characters
23rd November 2019

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Somerset Fair
23rd November 2019

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

9.30am to 4pm

Entry £1/50p students

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

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person

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

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Market at Crispin Hall, Street
7th December 2019

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

free entry

10am to 4pm

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

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Christmas at the Palace
7th-22nd December 2019

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC

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

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

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

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

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

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December Vintage Market - Castle Cary
8th December 2019

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

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary 

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

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

It's the most wonderful night of the year!

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

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

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

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

Dining packages & VIP Booths will be available.

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

"Antiques Roadshow" with Allen Meechen.
Make sure you bring along your antiques and collectables

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

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

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

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

The night will end with a magnificent firework display.

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

Price per person: £140.00

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

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