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Health Walks - Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells
Programme runs from Oct - Jan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

run by Somerset Age UK

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

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

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

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register now: 01749 671706

Free 

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

Richard Raynsford

Richard always delivers very interesting talks on Shepton.

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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An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell
17th October 2019

The popular star of TV's street psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy

7.30pm

at Frome Memorial Theatre
Box office 01373 462795

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Christmas Display Opening at Castle Gardens - Sherborne
17th October 2019

Promising meandering displays, glistening decorations and twinkly lights galore, our much-anticipated and award-winning Christmas displays will be unveiled this October.

7:30 PM – 9 PM
New Road, DT9 5NR Sherborne
Free to attend.
Festive food and drink available.

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Wincanton Racecourse - racing returns Season Opener
17th October 2019

Join us as we kick off our 2019/20 racing season with the Season Opener

Gates Open - 12 noon
First Race - 2:10pm
Last Race - 5:25pm

Tickets - Book official tickets for our Season Opener at the best price in advance and save.

In advance: £15
On the day: £18

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Wells Solar Streets Information Evening
17th October 2019

Public event by IDDEA Renewable Energy Sysems and Sustainable Wells

Wells Town Hall, BA5 2RB

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Come along to this information evening to find out more about becoming a part of Wells Solar Streets and be guided through the installation process. You will also get an outline of techniques and new technologies which maximise the savings from solar panels 

Anne Niepold (Belgium) & Riccardo Tesi (Italy) in Concert at Halsway Manor
17th October 2019

8pm–10pm

We are delighted to to share an evening with two of Europe’s greatest exponents of the diatonic button accordion.

Anne Niepold is a familiar name to many at Halsway, having been a regular tutor on our DG Melodeon Weekend and European Music Weekend. This will be Riccardo Tesi‘s first visit to Halsway, and a rare chance to see him play in the UK

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

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

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Wells Festival of Literature
18th-25th October 2019

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

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Tree walk around Collett Park
18th October 2019

Would you like to learn more about the trees in Collett Park?
Come and join Mendip's own Tree Officer on a Tree Walk around Collett Park

Venue: Collett Park
Time: 1pm (for an hour)
Meet at Collett Park cafe

to sign up email: info@sheptonmallet-tc.gov.uk or call us on 01749 343984

This is an educational walk to learn about the trees in Collett Park its environemnt and whether a tree is worthy of a tree preservation order.

Shepton Library Speaker Series
18th October 2019

Johnny Griffiths - Mathematician and Holgate Lecturer
"The Mathematics of Tiling" 

3pm
Shepton Mallet Library

Crafternoons! Make Bath Fizzy Bombs & Salts at The Hive
18th October 2019

2pm to 4pm

Handmade bath bombs and salts make lovely gifts but you might not want to give them away! The actual making of the bath bombs doesn't take very long as you need to work quite quickly but you'll have fun deciding on the colours and additives before setting in the mould. It's a lovely craft to do as the room always smells so fresh and you'll leave with beautifully soft and clean hands.

We will provide you with the ingredients & materials required so you don’t need to bring anything else with you, the mould will be yours to take home so if you enjoyed the workshop you can make more! Refreshments will be provided to help the process along.

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 16yr
Price: £20 per person
Max in a class: 12 people

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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OYE SANTANA at Cheese and Grain, Frome
18th October 2019

£15.00 + Booking Fee - £17.50 Doors (+SBF) - All standing

The Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour from Oye Santana, UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards. Celebrating 50 years since Santana’s electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom, this show is stacked with five decades of hits – including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinadoand She’s Not There– played with power, passion and perfection. It’s fiesta time, so get ready to party to guitar wizardry, astounding vocals and a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at.

Doors 8pm

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Lytes Cary Manor - West Wing Open Days
18th-20th October 2019

Take a peek around the 20th century West Wing addition to the Manor. Completed in 1910, the Jenner family built the West Wing of the Manor which housed the modern kitchen and bathrooms, along with a library and several guest rooms. Take this opportunity to have a look around the most modern part of the Manor that is normally rented out as a holiday let. Booking Not Needed. Children all welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 11:00. End 15:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please scan your membership card/purchase a ticket at reception. Check website for latest information.
Lytes Cary Manor, near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HU
Contact telephone: 01458 224471 - Senior Visitor Experience Officer. 

Circus of Horrors at Wookey Hole
18th-19th October 2019

The new Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter.

The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is now a West End & World Wide Hit will take you on a rock n’ roller coaster ride of amazing & Bizarre acts. It is a circus like no other and a show you simply can’t afford to miss.

Whether a Rock fan or theatre goer The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there.
Three Shows:
Friday 18th October – 8pm
Saturday 19th October – 6pm & 9pm

Tickets from £25.00 per person.
Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB  

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Sam Evans & friends at The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
18th October 2019

7-11 pm
(music from 8pm)
£3 on the door

at The Art Bank Cafe, Shepton Mallet 

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Come and join us at Shpeton Mallet library
18th October 2019

The Mathematics of Tiling
A talk by Jonny Griffiths (Mathematician and Holgate lecturer)

3pm 

Elvis at The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
19th October 2019

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

9pm to 12am

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Frome NCT Nearly New Sale
19th October 2019

10 AM – 12 PM

The Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset. BA11 1BE

NCT Nearly New Sales offer affordable essentials and accessories for you and your family, while fundraising to support other parents in the UK. We will sell clothes, toys, books, equipment, and furniture to help you through pregnancy, and from newborn to 7+ years. You'll also be helping the environment by recycling your family's old belongings or buying pre-loved items.

Entrance £1 (in aid of NCT Charity). Doors open at 9:45am for NCT Members with cards and pregnant women. Open to the general public from 10am.

No Pushchairs permitted in the hall.

We will no longer be giving away plastic bags to all shoppers. Instead, we ask that you try and bring reusable bags with you, or alternatively, you will be able to buy a large reusable bag from us for 50p.

Seller registration opens on 10th August, and closes on 12th October.

For more details contact: NNS.Frome@nct.org.uk

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HorseWorld - free entry - Charity Open Day
19th October 2019

Halloween Themed!!
Free entry and parking

10.30 to 4pm
Sorry NO DOGS

Costume Competition - come dressed in your best Halloween costumes and you could win a prize
Have a go at Horace's Halloween Hunt

Lots to do:
Tractor Tours - Demonstrations - Patty the Painting Donkey - Face painting - Rescue Horses - Dakota the Trick Pony - Tombola - Cake Sale - food and drink

HorseWorld, Keynes Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, BS14 0QL

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The Sound of Violence - Castle Cary
19th October 2019

The Sound of Violence: War, Peace and Radio - 1922 - 1939 

Professor Simon Potter
7pm
Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary
Tickets £10

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Sound of Music Singalong for Youth with a Future
19th October 2019

a charity for young homeless

Fancy dress
Bring and share meal
6.30 - 10pm 
Oakhill Methodist Church, BA3 5AQ
Free
Donations welcome
FFI 07504 758263

One World Fair - Wells
19th October 2019

10am to 4pm
Wells Town Hall

An opportunity for many different charities to showcase their work.
Free entry
Lunches
Fair-trade goods 

Frome Society for Local Study Lecture
19th October 2019

Richard Brunning - The Lost Islands of Somerset

Assembly Rooms at the rear of Frome Memorial Theatre (BA11 1EB)
Lecture starts at 2.30pm
Visitors £3 welcome
FFI visit website 

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Floristry Workshop at The Hive
19th October 2019

10am to 12 noon

Floristry Workshop, this month create your own unique triangular arrangement. Using seasonal fresh flowers and other materials.
£20 per person.
All equipment and tools provided.
Contact The Hive or me on 07587152609 or here, to reserve a place.

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Mid Somerset Oxfam Group - One World Fair
19th October 2019

Wells Town Hall

10am to 4pm

Charity stalls with lots to buy
Local/global issues and campaigns to discuss
Live music
Lunch and refreshments
Guest of honour - Michael Eavis

Help make our world a better place

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Celebrating 125 years of Salvation Army - Shepton Mallet
19th-20th October 2019

Saturday 19th October
7pm to 9pm
The Assembly Hall, St Pauls C of E Junior School
Shepton Mallet
Music by the Bridgwater Salvation Army Brass Band and Songsters

Sunday 20th October
10.30am
The Salvation Army Hall, 21 Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet
Led by Majors Steve & Mel Smith 

Al Stewart - Cheese and Grain
19th October 2019

Backed by The Empty Pockets

£30.00 + Booking Fee, All Seating or £40 door

Doors 8pm

The highly awaited return of the legendary singer/songwriter performing all the classic material and rarities backed by ace Chicago outfit The Empty Pockets.

Al was born in 1945 in Glasgow. He started his musical career playing guitar in various bands but after hearing Bob Dylan, decided his path should be that of a lyricist. His first of a long list of hugely successful albums; ‘Bedsitter Images’, was released in 1967. The famous ‘Year of the Cat’ was released in 1976 and became his first platinum album in the USA. While he has not released a new album since 2008’s ‘Sparks Of Ancient Light’, he continues to tour and please his loyal fan base.
 

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Table Top Sale - Shepton Mallet
19th October 2019

at Field House, Shepton Mallet

2pm to 4pm

Book Stall
Bric A Brac
Jumble Sale
Cake Stall
Bottle Stall
Raffle - name the Rabbit
Burgers and hotdogs
Refreshments

NCT Nearly New Sale at Cheese and Grain
19th October 2019

£1 admission on door

High quality pre-loved prams, toys, equipment, maternity and children’s clothes at affordable prices. NCT members and pregnant ladies will be admitted from 9:45am.

10am – 12pm

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Merry Neet: Nature of Stories
19th October 2019

8pm to 10pm

Join us for our annual Merry Neet ceilidh and story rounds. This is part of our Tales in Trust Weekend the theme for which is ‘The Nature of Stories’ celebrating the place of story in the natural world. Performances that explore the way flora and fauna fulfil an important function in our folk tales.

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Textile Set embroidery & quilting exhibition
19th-20th October 2019

A display of stunning embroidery, quilting, needle felting and mixed media work by the emerging, multi-talented Textile Set. Local to Dorset and Somerset, this work is not to be missed in the equally beautiful setting of an ancient church in a small village. Toilet facilities and hot drinks available.
Saturday 19 October 10 am to 4 pm
and Sunday 20 October 11 am to 3 pm.
Free entry.
Holy Cross Church, Church Lane, Babcary, Somerset TA11 7DT

Fisherman's Friends - Evercreech Films
19th October 2019

Evercreech Village Hall
£5 for adults/ £3.50 for under 12s
Doors open 6.30pm
Film starts 7.15pm

Based on a true story 

email evercreechfilms@gmail.com or 07765892004

Cheddar - Cheddar Male Choir Annual Concert 2019
19th October 2019

at St John the Baptist Church of England Church, Axbridge (just off the square)
7.30pm
doors open 7pm
The choir's 24th annual concert will be a great celebration of songs from the musicals, pop charts, spirituals, and some traditional male voice songs. Renowned soloist Richard Lennox performs
Tickets £10 available from Deane's Cheddar, a choir member or on sale at the door on the night 

Art Bank - Submarine Comedy Club
19th October 2019

at Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

7-11pm (acts 7.30pm - 10.30pm)
Tickets £8 

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Wells - Common Salt - Wells Library
19th October 2019

Performances at 11am and 2pm
"A Performacne Around a Table" which explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India.
Tickets are available at Wells Library for £5 standard price and £3 concession or can be purchased online

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October Vintage Market - Castle Cary
20th October 2019

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

10am - 3pm

The Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information on how to enter will be coming soon.

VOLUNTEERS AND ENQUIRES TO thefestivalrun@gmail.com

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

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Mendip Rocks - Explore Ebbor Gorge
20th October 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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

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The Festival Run 2019 - Pilton
20th October 2019

 8 AM – 11 AM

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.

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.

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BCCMUK Monthly Meet - Cheddar Gorge
20th October 2019

 5 PM – 10 PM

This is a car group that organises lots of events and meets for all car enthusiasts! Anyone and every vehicle is welcome.

Our meets tend to be in different locations to most meets so come and enjoy the cars as well as a change of scenery.

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Frome Record Fair at Cheese and Grain
20th October 2019

free admission
Doors 10am to 3pm

The Cheese and Grain in Frome will be the venue for the largest Record shop in the South West for one day
There will be about 50 x 6ft tables
Experts sellers from all over the UK
All genres and eras catered for, specialists in certain genres.
Many rarer items and bargains
Records bought as well

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Wells Autumn Wedding Fair
20th October 2019

Come and join us for our Autumn Wedding Showcase being held in the beautiful surroundings of the Ballroom in Wells Town Hall. With our handpicked suppliers ready to give you advice and some tips for your big day. There is a fashion show taking place at 1 pm. Free goody bag for all brides.
Pre-register now for the chance of upgrading to one of our VIP goody bags via www.weddings.enosisevents.com
Opens from 11-2 with a fashion show at 1.
Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB

Mixed Ability Yoga with Lucy (Yoga Be) at Art Bank Cafe
21st October 2019

A drop-in mixed ability yoga class with Lucy, Yoga Be.
Just £6 a session.
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Please bring a mat if you have one.

Any questions call Lucy on 07912 619731 

Chilcompton Garden Club - talk by Caroline Packenham
22nd October 2019

on preparing for winter and herbs for Christmas

7.30pm
Chilcompton Village Hall 

Free Mask Making at The Art Bank Cafe
22nd October 2019

 Come along and enjoy some mood-boosting creativity and friendly conversation in a warm, inviting and inspiring space!

Local artist Mandy McKenna, who led our wonderful #CheshireCat workshops for the #AliceInRubbishland exhibition, will help you make #AfricanStyle masks from recycled materials
as inspired by the artist #MagnhildKennedy. After being used for our #FestivalOfDeathAndDying masquerade in November you will be able to take your mask home.

please see facebook page for more details

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Pumpkin Night Glow - Farrington’s Farm Shop, Café & Farm Park
23rd October 2019

Farrington’s Farm Shop, Café & Farm Park
Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB

Join us for a spectacular pumpkin night glow.

Let your pumpkin be part of the Farrington's night glow! Visit our pumpkin field and pick your very own pumpkin, take it back to our barn area and carve your own design. Carving tools and tea-lights provided. Then sit it on our giant pyramid display and watch it light up the sky. Join us for pulled pork rolls or hot dogs (veggie alternative available) afterwards and freshly made smores! Yum!

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Sheep Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
23rd October 2019

10am to 12 noon

£25 if you require a starter kit or £20 if you have your own needles and workbase. Several designs to choose from. All materials and instructions provided. Lots of fun with this incredibly versatile craft.
Now in our 3rd year of needle felting workshops at The Hive.

ffi contact Jo on 07792 831835.
Book at The Hive or at www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com

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Fox Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
23rd October 2019

£25 if you require a starter kit or £20 if you have your own needles and workbase.
Several designs to choose from.
All materials and instructions provided. Lots of fun with this incredibly versatile craft. Now in our 3rd year of needle felting workshops at The Hive.
ffi contact Jo on 07792 831835.
Book at The Hive or at www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com

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Charity Fashion Show - Wells
23rd October 2019

in aid of Shepton Mallet Bowls Club, fund for the future

Venue: M&Co, 27/29 High Street, Wells, BA5 2AA

Time: 7.30pm
Price: £5
Tickets available: ask in the store

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Art Bank Acoustic- with Cathy Judge
23rd October 2019

7pm to 11pm
 Come join us for #ArtBankAcoustic, an #OpenMic event on the second and now fourth Wednesday of every month! All ages and abilities are welcome and the genre you choose is entirely up to you.

Doors open around 7 for an 8 'o'clock start. There will be a list and you can choose how far down it you wish to play. You can perform 2 songs, poems.. take your pick. For more information re the event contact Cathy Judge... or simply turn up on the night.

£2 entry/ FREE for performers. Cake, snacks, hot drinks and alcohol all available to buy. Parking is available near the venue on Regal Road or Great Ostry. Please note that due to licensing restrictions kids are only able to attend till 9pm.

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

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

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

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

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Jonny and the Baptists
25th October 2019

presents Love Frome, Hate B******S
7.30pm
Frome Merlin Theatre 

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Puxton Phobia - The newest and most terrifying haunted attraction in the south west
25th-30th October 2019

This October, darkness is descending on puxton park as we open our doors to bring your worst nightmares to life...

Two and a half hours of terror across 6 haunted attractions including a Haunted Tractor Ride, the Zombie Zone, Doll House, Claustrophobia, Freak Show, and The Old Parlour.

Booking essential
Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH

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Wells City Band Concert
25th October 2019

to launch the RBL Poppy Appeal

7.30pm
Town Hall, Wells
Tickets £10, £8, £3 cash only please 
from Town Hall and Wells Film Centre

Wire Jewellery Workshop - 3 Wire Work Rings at The Hive
25th October 2019

1.30pm to 3.30pm

During this workshop we will be making 3 new wire work ring designs, two of which are adjustable. A 6 beaded snake ring. A feature bead double spiral ring and a large spiral bead ring. Using 2 thicknesses of wire and your choice of world beads, you will be learning how to correctly size a ring and use a ring mandrel.

No previous experience is necessary; learners from 8+. All tools and equipment will be supplied at no extra cost. There will be opportunities to buy or order additional materials, tools and equipment to follow up your skills.

Tutor Holly Berkley is a well-know artist based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

website: https://hollyberkleyjewellery.co.uk

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Ferocious Dog at Cheese and Grain
25th October 2019

Nick Parker & The False Alarms

£16.50 advance / £19 doors + Booking Fee - All Standing - 10+ Show - Doors 8pm

With the power and aggression of punk-rock and the poignant, meaningful lyrics of folk, Ferocious Dog have created a truly unique and magnificent sound. Veterans of the live music scene, the band have spent recent years honing their skills by touring relentlessly both in the UK and beyond.

“Ferocious dog are a very socially conscious band and their music and lyrics are designed not only to make you smile and sing along but also to make you feel something.” – Folk-Metal.NL.

Ever since their conception, Ferocious Dog have continually exceeded all expectations of an independent band; becoming the first unsigned band to sell out Nottingham’s legendary Rock City in 2015 before going on to seduce crowds of thousands at many of the UK and Europe’s favourite festivals – including Glastonbury festival, Boomtown Fair, Lowlands festival in the Netherlands and the famous Colours of Ostrava Festival in the Czech Republic.

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Lytes Cary Manor - LyteScary Halloween trail
25th October - 3rd November 2019

What will you find lurking in the woods' Pick up a trial before heading down to the woods to find out more about our local bat species. Find all the bats before heading back towards the Manor for a little prize. Booking Not Needed. Children all welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 11:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Pick up a trail next to reception. Check website for latest information.
Lytes Cary Manor, near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HU
Fri 25 Oct 2019 to Sun 3 Nov 2019
Contact telephone: 01458 224471 - Senior Visitor Experience Officer. 

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This Halloween at Shepton Mallet Prison
25th-31st October 2019

Back to Terror, brings to life 144 classic 80s films in an immersive walkthrough show. Meet key characters from some of your favourite films and take in the ‘film set’ style scenery as you make your way through Hollywood in the 1980s. Before being chased through the 70’s where the true horror genre started.

Back to Terror delivers truly immersive sets and scenes, before launching you into a chainsaw style massacre not for the faint hearted.
£15 per ticket
Event runs from 25th October to 31st October
Minimum age 12 years
40 minute event
Event contains, strobe, flashing images, and scares

Itinerary
Participants Will…..
Experience an immersive set with characters from the 1980’s
Spend 20 minutes fully immersed in 1980s Hollywood
Come venture upon Leatherface
Please arrive 10 minutes before your start time
Have a brilliant time being IMMERSED into our World and experiencing ‘Back to Terror’



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Shepton on Show - The Art Bank
25th October 2019

7.30 - 8.30pm

Come and enjoy an evening of theatrical fantasy on Shepton's High Street: Surreal window performances, musicians on the street... a showcase of the unexpected.

After Party at the Art Bank with DJ Kayelord from Shangri-la from 20:30

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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.

Joe Brown at Frome Memorial Theatre
26th October 2019

The 60th Anniversary Tour
at Frome Memorial Theatre
at 7.30pm
box office 01373 462795 

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Pumpkin Festival
26th-27th October 2019

10am – 5 PM

Palette & Pasture, Pyle Farm, Trudoxhill, Somerset, BA11 5DL

We've been growing PUMPKINS! They're doing so well that we have decided to invite you to pick your own pumpkins at our 2 day event. We will also have carving stations set up as well as our lovely pop up ice cream open for a yummy treat.

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Heavy Horse Day - Somerset Rural Life Museum
26th October 2019

Meet the Suffolk Punch horses who are visiting us for the day

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

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Photo Optics and Art Show - Swan Hotel, Wells
26th October 2019

Join us for our first joint photographic and art show.
We will have experts from our main manufacturers demonstrating their latest products - including camera equipment, binoculars and art products

Rod Fountain - photographer will be speaking at 10am and again at 2pm

9am to 4pm
at The Swan Hotel, Wells
Free entry 

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Climate emergency event - Glastonbury
26th October 2019

organised by Glastonbury Town Council

10am to 4pm
at the Town Hall, Glastonbury 

Organisations offering information and advice
FFI laiqabrowne@glastonbury.gov.uk

Witches and Warlocks Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
26th October 2019

Come and join in with this fun, versatile craft making witches and warlocks in a 2 hour workshop.
Learn techniques.
Suitable for beginners.
£20 with your own workbase and needles or £25 if you need a starter kit. All other materials supplied.
ffi www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com
£10 deposit secures your place.

11am to 1pm

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Needle Felted Mice at The Hive
26th October 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 harvest mouse of your choice. All materials and guidance supplied.

If you have your own needles and workbase the cost is £20, if you need a starter kit too the workshop cost is £25 inclusive. (£5 less for children accompanied by an adult also taking part).

2pm to 4pm

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

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Snowdrop Planting - volunteers needed
26th October 2019

 We need to plant lots more - come and join us and help make Shepton the Snowdrop Town

from 10am - message The Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Project who will send you further details

Wishbone Ash SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW at Cheese and Grain
26th October 2019

£22.00 + Booking Fee or £25 door- All Standing

Doors 7.30pm

It’s not only the 50th Anniversary of one of the all time great blues/rock bands but also incredibly their 20th appearance at the venue!

Such is the band’s huge popularity, they still continue to tour the world performing all the classic and brand new material with their hard-hitting dual lead guitar driven rock winning a whole new army of fans along the way.
With main man Andy Powell still at the helm they are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated bands in the history of rock.
Their 1972 album “Argus” was named as “Album Of The Year” by Melody Maker and since then the accolades and critical acclaim have continued to grow and grow.
Andy has been a constant “Best Guitarist” contender throughout his career and a highly sought after session musician.He featured as part of Miles Copeland’s “Night Of The Guitar” tour alongside fellow greats such as Jan Akkerman, Steve Howe, Leslie West, Randy California, Robby Krieger and Alvin Lee.
Wishbone Ash continue to record and have over 30 albums to their credit but they are best known for their dynamic stage performances and never fail to give audiences what they want and much much more!

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Vintage Bazaar at Cheese and Grain
26th October 2019

£2 admission
Doors 9am to 3pm

The Vintage Bazaar is back with a Autumn special. Our stallholders have been sourcing amazing goodies from all over the UK and Europe so be sure to get there early. Expect to find vintage fashion, fabrics, home-wares and handmade delights at this well respected event. 

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Duo Branschke/Armstrong at Halsway Manor
26th October 2019

8pm–9:30pm

Callum Armstrong and Matthias Branschke are two of Europe’s most innovative and accomplished bagpipers. We are delighted to have them at to Halsway to lead an intensive bagpipe ensemble course – but they are also squeezing in this duo gig!

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Halloween Spooktacular - Wells
26th October 2019

Over 50 fantastic stallholders showcasing the very best products, designs, art and much more.

opens from 10-4.
Free Entry

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

Halloween Family Party at Wookey Hole Caves
26th October 2019

Captain Jack’s Restaurant & Wookey Hole Theatre
Doors Open 5.30pm

Join us for an evening of Halloween family fun, where the Wookey Hole Witch will host the night and cast some spells along with a very Special Guest! With Live Entertainment, access to the Play Barns and a delicious 2 Course Hog Roast Dinner, the evening is sure to be fast-paced packed full of Spooktacular Halloween treats and surprises! Come dressed for the occasion (optional) and enjoy the ghoulish goings on!
The evening begins at 5.30pm, please arrive 15 minutes prior to this to collect your tickets.

Evening tickets only Adults £29.99 Children £24.99 Infants £5.00

Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB  

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Halloween - Half Term at Wookey Hole Caves
26th October - 3rd November 2019

The home of Halloween opens its doors once again for spooky fun throughout the autumn half term!
Costume characters will be on site including our very own Witch of Wookey Hole who will be giving a free treat to every child! Come dressed as your favourite Halloween character and you could win a prize at the end of our 3pm Halloween Circus Show! There will also be Circus Workshops so you can have a go yourself (Workshops and Shows operate on alternate selective dates).
A spooky cave tour is included in your visit and at the end the Halloween grotto awaits – enter if you dare!!
As ever, there are over 20 fantastic attractions included in your visit such as the 4D Cinema, Dinosaur Valley, Penny Arcade, Mirror Maze, Pirate Crazy Golf, Play Areas and MORE!

Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB
Sat 26 Oct 2019 to Sun 3 Nov 2019 

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Old Bakery Artists Annual Exhibition - Frome
26th October - 3rd November 2019

The Old Bakery Artists bring their annual exhibition to this prestigious venue. This long established artist group based out of Radstock has many excellent longstanding members with an established following. The artists use a variety of mediums and subject matter with work that compliments each other, one of the main strengths of the group is every members dedication to playing their part and ensuring the group functions efficiently. With several exhibitions a year all over the area, the work on show is ever changing and it's standards are always a surprise. Artists from the group will be stewarding the exhibition so it is an excellent opportunity to meet full time artists and chat about their work and inspirations.
This will be an exhilerating precursor to the groups exciting plans to open a full time professional gallery based in the centre of Radstock within the main Co-operative store from November 4th.
Free entry
10am-4pm every day except Sunday 28th October.
The Round Tower will be open during the monthly Frome Independent Market.
Round Tower, Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB
 

Half Term Trail - Bishop's Palace
26th October - 4th November 2019

This autumn half term, our Leaf Trail will begin on 26th October and continue until 4th November.
Children will be encouraged to explore the range of trees around the site and collect leaves of different types to collect their sticker prize at the end of their visit.
10am - 4pm
Please note that on 26th October, the trail will only run from 10am - 1pm due to a private event in the afternoon.
Included in admission
The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD

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Somerset Coalfield Life presents Lantern Trail
26th October - 3rd November 2019

October Half Term at Radstock Museum

Museum opens every day 11am to 5pm
except Sundays 2pm to 5pm
Usual admission applies
Complete the trail and win a free prize

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Art Bank LGBTQ Rainbow Night
26th October 2019

 Shepton Mallet- Art Bank LGBTQ Rainbow Night:
7pm - 11pm,

at the Art Bank, High Street, BA4 5AA

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

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

Kindly sponsored by: Chelston Direct and Refresco Gerber

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

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

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

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An exciting double bill - at Strode Theatre
27th October 2019

Spencer James -
for the last 34 years has been the lead singer of the legendary 60's band The Searchers who, until their retirement last March were the most popular 60's band on the circuit.
Spencer will keep their music alive in his own solo show.

The Stones -
are the UK's premier tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and the timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the stage at Strode Theatre  

Tickets £20
Starts at 7pm

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Dreadzone Band at Cheese & Grain
27th October 2019

One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post rave scene.
25 years in the game, one of the best live bands

at Cheese and Grain, Frome

7.30pm

£19.50 Advance £22 Door Price + Booking Fee 

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Shepton Mallet 10k & 1k Fun Run 2019
27th October 2019

 10 AM – 1 PM
Collett Park, Shepton Mallet

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: Mendip Chiropractic, 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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A Day On The Farm - Zombies & Pumpkins! Pumpkin Picking
27th October 2019

10 AM – 4 PM
Palette & Pasture, Pyle Farm, Trudoxhill, BA11 5DL

We've made some exciting changes to our Country Market days and felt that we needed a new name to match!
A Day On The Farm brings you all the same activities with some extra fun activities added in!
Join us for tractor & trailer rides, treasure trails, plus you can meet the animals, pick your own pumpkins and even stay to carve them!
A fun family day out with free entry.

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Pottery Fun at Somerset Rural Life Museum
27th October 2019

Demonstrations and throw your own pot 


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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

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Combat Stress Centenary Raceday at Wincanton Racecourse
27th October 2019

A Sunday at the races makes for a great day out for all of the family, and what's better is that all under 18s race for free when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Get two Grandstand tickets for £30 when booking in advance.

Usually £20 per person on the day.

Gates Open -11:00
First Race - 1:00
Last Race - 4:30

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Camera Fair at Cheese and Grain
27th October 2019

£5 and £3 admission
Doors 8.30am

Ealy bird tickets to fair (Early Bird admission between 8.30am - 9.30am) £5
General admission to fair (9.30 am - 1.30pm) £3

the fair provides a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts buy, sell and exchange cameras and other equipment and are always well attended by both traders and buyers

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Wild Food Courses
27th October 2019

Lovely rural location near Frome & Shepton Mallet

£40 lunch provided 
Vouchers available for Spring dates (ideal for Xmas presents)
Private hire also available at reasonable prices

All enquiries email davehamilton@gmail.com

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Antique and Vintage Fair - Bristol
27th October 2019

10am to 3.30pm
£2 entry - under 16's free

Ashton Court Mansion House, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN

An Aladdin's Cave, unique gifts for Christmas, gold and silver, fine jewellery and gems, china, ceramics, glassware, clocks, watches, furniture, lamps, pictures, paintings, militaria memorabilia, retro items, kitchenalia, vintage clothing, handbags, shoes, books, pens, vintage toys and more

All indoors, 40 stalls in georgian lounges and the stunning Grand Music Hall.
Cafe serving sandwiches, drinks, homemade cakes, afternoon cream teas.

Car Park Access - Kennel Lodge entrance via the Portishead Road (A369)

Multi Sports Kids' Club - Shepton Mallet
28th October - 1st November 2019

We are really pleased to offer a Holiday Club this autumn half-term, in conjunction with All Star Multi Sports…

Multi Sports Holiday Club | Age: 6-11 | Price £15/day | at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre
Dates: Mondays 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019
Times: 8:30am-3:30pm

All Star Multi Sports offer high quality, motivating holiday camps which are active and most importantly fun lots of fun…

Parents can leave their children, safe in the knowledge that they will have a fun time in an inclusive environment making new friends and trying new skills. There will be sports, dance and general fun and games available throughout the day.

Here are some parents’ comments about All Stars’ previous holiday activities:

All coaches are fully qualified, first aid trained, insured and DBS checked.

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Puxton's Spooktacular Halloween - Half Term
28th October - 3rd November 2019

Hubble bubble toil and trouble, there’s lots of spoooooooky goings on for the children this October half term at Puxton Park!!
Put on your fancy dress and throw some scary shapes at the Halloween disco...
Count the legs in the Creepy Critter Show...
See the critters of the world.. but remember not to smile.... Check out the slithering snakes and the beautiful bugs!!!
It’s all going on at Puxton Park this October Half-term!! Don't forget about the free facepainting and free pumpkin painting 

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Fleet Air Museum - Half Term holiday
28th-31st October 2019

Frightening face painting and monster crafts

28th October and 1st Nov - 11am - 3pm - Facepainting
30th Oct and 1st Nov - 10am to 4pm - Monster Crafts

Come and have your face painted, free of charge, when you present a valid museum ticket

Book online and save 20% - call 01935 840565

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Royal Navy - Deep Diving - Shipwreck Science
28th-29th October 2019

HMS Invincible 1744
at Fleet Arm Arm Museum

10am - 4pm

Saving the Navy's History join members of the team from the "Diving Deep" project to learn now they are excavating and conserving HMS Invincible; the very first Invincible which sank in the Solent in 1758. Join in with hand on activities, and get to grips with some of the science involved in the project

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Donkey Day at Somerset Rural Life Museum
29th October 2019

Come and meet our friendly visiting donkeys and give them a pet


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Free Mask Making at The Art Bank Cafe
29th October 2019

Come along and enjoy some mood-boosting creativity and friendly conversation in a warm, inviting and inspiring space!

Local artist Mandy McKenna, who led our wonderful #CheshireCat workshops for the #AliceInRubbishland exhibition, will help you make #AfricanStyle masks from recycled materials
as inspired by the artist #MagnhildKennedy. After being used for our #FestivalOfDeathAndDying masquerade in November you will be able to take your mask home.

Please start collecting any 'rubbish' bits you may have around the home and wish to include in your mask. .. these may be items that are personal to you or simply things you find beautiful or interesting. You may feel inspired after seeing some of Magnhild Kennedy's work, all created from items otherwise destined for landfill:

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Make Do and Amend - Somerset Rural Life Museum
30th October 2019

Learn skills from the past like making rag rugs and darning

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Somerset Rural Life Museum - Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

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Make a bat with flapping wings - Family Activity
30th October 2019

11am to 1pm
at Glastonbury Abbey

Halloween is approaching and things may go bump in the night.
However, the bats with flapping wings in this family activity are happy to fly during the day too and as they have very good hearing they never bump into things.
Join our volunteers in the museum on Wednesday 30 October between 11am and 1pm and make one for yourselves.

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Halloween Dance Workshop
30th October 2019

 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Elim Connect Centre
Portway, Wells, BA5 2BE

£12.50 per child ages 5-8yrs

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Travestees Comedy Club at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
30th October 2019

Tickets £10
Doors 7.30pm
comedy starts at 8pm
over 16+ only

Appearing:- Laura Less, Nelson Gombakomba, Red Richardson, Troy Hawke

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Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm Museum
30th-31st October 2019

10am to 4pm

Craft a poppy - come and join us to create a poppy to add to our new remembrance art installation "The Price of Peace: D-D Remembered" due to the unveiled on Sunday 10 November

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Naturally Nocturnal - Somerset Rural Life Museum
31st October 2019

Crafts and activities based on creatures of the night


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Children's Halloween Gelato Classes , Frome
31st October 2019

held at Palette and Pasture Somerset Gelato, Pyle Farm, Trudoxhill, Frome, BA11 5DL 

We will be making trick or treat Chocolate Popping Candy

11am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 4.30pm

£25 per child

to book a place please email info@paletteandpasture.co.uk

Each child takes home a 500ml tub of their creation.

Halloween at Loaf, Wells
31st October 2019

Soul dough pizza
face painting
help us decorate the biggest cooked Wells has ever seen
Apple Bobbing
Nightmare before Christmas on the big screen
Zombie cocktails

4-6pm 

Spooktacular in Collett Park
31st October 2019

Apple Bobbing
Rat's Tails
Fancy Dress
Lucky Dip
Face Painting
Lovely Decorations
Pumpkin Carving
Everything Spooky!

Come along from 11am onwards to Collett Park Cafe for spooky treats and games 

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Somerset Coalfield Life presents Carnival
31st October 2019

Children's Event
at Radstock Museum

10am to 12 noon

Lots of carnival themed arts and crafts; carnival, floats, clowns, masks

Carnival king or queen parade

Try on real carnival costumes
Come and look inside the carnival van
Adults £1, Children £3, Babies free
Discovry card holders and their children free

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Christmas Artisan Market - Wells
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

Venue: Bishop's Palace & Gardens
Market Pl, BA5 2PD Wells, Somerset

Time: 10am to 4pm

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Vienna Festival Ballet at Frome Memorial Theatre
1st November 2019

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all?

Based on the traditional Grimm brothers' story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charming.

This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

Ticket Price* £21, Over 60s £20, Under 16s £16, Groups 10+ get 1 free ticket. Box Office 01373 462795

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Christmas Artisan Markets - Bishop's Palace
1st-3rd November 2019

Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Market Pl, BA5 2PD Wells, Somerset

10 AM – 4 PM
Special discounted entry: £7 adults / £3 child (5-18)

The Christmas Artisan Markets will return to The Bishop’s Palace once again in November this year, for the fifth year running.

The medieval rooms of the Palace, upstairs and downstairs, will be filled with a variety of enticing stalls, offering hand-made and unique gifts from local artisans that are the perfect inspiration for those "difficult to buy for" friends and family, whilst also supporting local small businesses from the South West of England.

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Time Travelling Carpenter at Somerset Rural Life Museum
1st November 2019

See a demonstration of wooden toy making from the Time Travelling Carpenter

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Somerset Festival of Death & Dying - Deadly artwork that remembers
1st-2nd November 2019

Embroidery artist Charlotte Macmillan works for performing artists Boy George and John Grant but will be creating an altar cloth from clothes of the dead at St. Cuthbert's Church, Wells


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Crafternoons! Sew an Advent Calendar at The Hive
1st November 2019

2pm to 4pm
Perhaps you'd like to make an advent calendar for a new addition to the family? Maybe it'll be a new tradition and become a family heirloom? Or maybe you just want an excuse to fill an advent calendar with chocolate!

Join us for a 2hr workshop where you will be shown how to cut out, pin, sew and finish your very own fabric advent calendar.

*Please note that you may need to finish the project at home though as 2hr will fly by!*

This is a beginner sewing course so sewing experience is not essential, help is on hand.

We only have 4 sewing machines available to use during the lessons so if you have a machine you can bring then that's brilliant! We will provide you with the fabric panel (there is a choice), wadding, tape for loops and tools so you don’t need to bring anything else with you. Refreshments will be provided to help the sewing process along.

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 16yr
Price: £30 per person
Max in a class: 4+ people (depending on the need for our sewing machines)

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Hit or Miss Presents it’s 19th Birthday Show – IDLES DJ Set
1st November 2019

Farebrother, Stanton P.L.C, The Straight Fits, with Hit or Miss & Sheer Music DJ's at Cheese and Grain, Frome

£12.50 Advance, £14 Door Price + Booking Fee - all standing
Doors 7pm

Idles’ frontman Joe Talbot will be making a special appearance with his very own DJ set as Hit Or Miss celebrate their 19th anniversary of running shows at the Cheese and Grain. With special live performances from Farebrother, Stanton PLC & The Straight Fits, as well as Hit Or Miss and Sheer Music DJs. British punk band Idles are one of the biggest bands in the country right now, with their show-stealing debut performance at Glastonbury in June, as well as their first BRIT Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Act.

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How Did We Become So Death Phobic? Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
1st November 2019

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Independent Funeral Celebrant, Home Funeral Arranger, End-of-life Doula and Soul Midwife and Dying Doula Mike Grenville talks through the reasons why our society has become so death phobic.

He says, 'Although death is featured daily on the front pages of newspapers, Western society is actually death phobic. Talking about death is mostly taboo, and we actively avoid people who have been bereaved. This talk will explore some of the roots of how we became so averse to dealing with death and how this profoundly affects the way that we live.'

There'll be plenty of opportunity for discussion afterwards.

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The Book of Jo - a New Play by Viv Gordon at Art Bank Cafe
1st November 2019

 7:30 PM – 9 PM
The Book of Jo is a new play written and performed by Viv Gordon with music composed by Tom Johnson commissioned by Life of Breath and philosopher Havi Carel to animate research into Breath and Breathlessness.

What happens when life falls apart?

How can we maintain hope when the worst happens?

And why do bad things happen anyway?

A woman faced with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the ashes of her life contemplating what life is all about with the dubious help of the old testament story The Book of Job

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Viv Gordon and Havi Carel.

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

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

Doors open: 09:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

9pm to 12am

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Oskar's Amazing Adventure - Family theatre at Crispin Hall, Street
2nd November 2019

Perfomances at 11am and 2pm

Oskar's Amazing Adventure is an original play for younger children and mixes storytelling, physical theatre, puppetry, music and song to tell a magical story.

Fun-loving Oskar runs all the way down a snowy mountian to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are the animals? And why must Oskar wait until spring before he plays his favourite game again? Come and enjoy this heart-warming play, full of good humor, adventure and music & song.

Recommended for ages 2 - 7

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Childhood Past - Somerset Rural Life Museum
2nd November 2019

Games and dressing up from bygone time

With Museum Unlimited enjoy all of these events and more
Pay just once and visit for a whole year - free of charge

Somerset Rural Life Museum - Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

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Halloween Party, Wells
2nd November 2019

from 7.30pm

At The Tramways, Wells
Entry £5 per person - pay on the door
Raffle, Disco, Fancy dress optional

In aid of the Joronne Harris Memorial Fund 

Upholstery Workshop - Cover a Footstool at The Hive
2nd November 2019

Learn upholstery techniques and cover a footstool with Karen from KD Interiors of Wells

10am - 4pm
£55 per person

Includes materials, use of tools and refreshments, a selection of chalk paints and stains will be available to do the legs. You will need to bring (or buy on the day) 1 metre of your choice of fabric to use as the top cover.

For further information please contact Karen by email or phone 07445 317 328. A deposit of 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064. Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Neville Staple Band at Cheese and Grain
2nd November 2019

£16.50 Early Bird, £18.50 Standard, £20 Door Price + Booking Fee - all standing
Doors 7.30pm

Neville Staple, Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The Original Rude Boy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His celebrates a super 40-year career in the music business which is well documented and started out from the early days with Ray King, Pete Waterman, The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.



Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself.

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Shepton Mallet Fireworks 2019
2nd November 2019

Fireworks held and organised by Rotary Club of Shepton Mallet at West Shepton Playing fields.
Tickets on sale outside of Tesco and Haskins from Friday 1st November
Tickets on sale at the Shepton Mallet TIC from Monday 21st October
Tickets available on the gates.

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Death Cafe. Art Bank, Shepton Mallet.
2nd November 2019

10 AM – 12 PM

End of life doula Mirka Stadtruckerova will host this special cafe in the friendly #ArtBankCafe. It is an opportunity to have an open and honest chat about a subject that we very often avoid talking about. But it's also the chance to come and talk about your life, to ask questions, to share ideas and conversation. All welcome.

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Dead is Dead but What Exactly Is Dead? The Art Bank, Shepton
2nd November 2019

 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Author of 'The English Book of the Dead' Dave Marteau will be considering the question 'dead is dead but what exactly is dead?' Following the presentation there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Dave explains, 'Like a lot of people today, I don’t believe in a god. This leaves Sundays nice and free, but provides limited consolation when death comes to call. After our 21-year-old son Jack was killed crossing a road in Italy, I felt I needed to know all I might about our nemesis; how ancestors had approached death, what insights artists and philosophers have offered, and how our contemporaries view mortality, especially those who have had a very close brush with their own demise. These investigations set me to wonder: if death is the end of life, what exactly is life? The biosciences and physics give us some tantalizing clues and in following these I – and perhaps others attending this presentation at The Art Bank – are led towards some very surprising conclusions.'

Dave is a mental health nurse and researcher who has worked for over 20 years with people at the very edge of life, including hospice residents and people with life-threatening addiction problems. He is the author of books and medical journal articles on a range of mental health subjects and has worked as a specialist writer/editor for the United Nations and the European Union.

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Reading by novelist Andrew Miller. The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
2nd November 2019

3 PM – 4 PM

We are delighted that Booker-prize nominated author and #CostaNovelAward winner, Andrew Miller, is joining us to read from his 2005 novel, #TheOptimists.

The novel focuses on a veteran photojournalist named Clement Glass, and his struggle to come to terms with the aftermath of a church massacre. Although these events take place in an undisclosed African location, there are close similarities to Rwanda and the genocide of 1994.

Limited availability. Free entry.

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Somerset Festival of Death & Dying - Day of the Dead puppet show image
3rd November 2019

Puppet show and family workshops

12-2pm and 3-5pm


Art Bank

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Tom & Barbara Brown, Mick Ryan and Lester Simpson at Halsway Manor
3rd November 2019

5pm–6:30pm

Join us for an early evening of folk song. Leaders of our Give Voice weekend will be sharing folk songs.

Tom & Barbara Brown: Grounded in the living tradition of singing in the West Country, these two have a long history of encouraging and enthusing amateur and new performers to share songs and singing, and creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to do it.

Lester Simpson: As one third of ‘Coope Boyes and Simpson’, one fifth (or sixth!) of ‘Coope, Boyes, Simpson, Freya and Fraser’, and one quarter of Narthen, there are few singers with a greater skill and repertoire in traditional harmony singing.

Mick Ryan is well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original songs, and was described by “Folk Roots” as ‘definitely the most underrated singer in the country.’ Having written both comic and serious material for the very popular band Crows in the 1980’s, he has since written for radio and a series of highly successful folk musicals: ‘A Tollpuddle Man’ (with Graham Moore); ‘A Day’s Work’; ‘The Voyage’; ‘Tanks for the Memory’ and, recently, ‘The Navvy’s Wife.’ Who better to lead the songwriting element of the weekend?!

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Art Bank Voices. The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
3rd November 2019

6 PM – 10 PM

The #ArtBank's regular Art Bank Voices night returns with a death and dying themed evening as part of the #FestivalOfDeathAndDying; puppetry storytellers Tell-A-Vision will be giving two special performances and Companion Voices will be performing a song. Local scribes are welcome to add their voices to the beautiful mix with slots up to 10 minutes available. Contact James at jamesbarker_uk@hotmail.com to reserve your place.

#ArtBankVoices evenings give you the opportunity to listen to local talent- or to get up and perform your own work, whether prose, poetry or rap, in a warm, friendly and quite magical space at the Art Bank. Doors open at 6 with performances starting promptly at 6.30 on account of the puppetry theatre. There will be a bar selling alcohol, coffees, teas, snacks. Please note the puppet theatre is more suitable for adults than children.

Tell a Vision have a vision in mind – to share stories of death & dying in a gentle way. To raise awareness, encourage questions and promote discussion. The performance offers two stories – Death in a Nut which is about a young man and his denial of death. Also, Cry Heart but never Break – a young family meet Death and aim to distract him from his duties by giving him coffee and cake.

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Autumn Wreaths Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
6th November 2019

10am to 3pm incl Lunch

Have fun on this day long needle felting workshop making Autumn Wreaths or other autumnal decorations of your choice. £45 if you bring your own workbase and needles otherwise £50 including a starter kit. All other materials included. Please pay £10 deposit to secure your place www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com
ffi. At The Hive in Shepton Mallet. Great for beginners and the more experienced alike. Jo has been teaching needle felting for 3+ years.

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The Tale of the Cockatrice, Mumblecrust Theatre - Shepton
6th November 2019

at St Pauls Junior School

Doors open at 3.30pm, show starts at 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Aimed at 4-12 year olds

Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born. Bold knights flee in terror...can a humble nun defeat the beast? 

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Get Writing - Wells
6th November - 3rd December 2019

A series of five inspirational creative writing classes
9.30am to 12.30pm
The Town Hall, Wells, BA5 2RB

The Brilliant Idea - 6 November
Setting the scene - 13 November
Character buidling - 20 November
Bring it to life - 27 November
Beginnings and endings - 4 December

Whether you want to write a novel, a play or a short story, these classes are designed with the aim of helping writers at any level find inspiration and get writing
Cost £100 for all five or £30 each 

Led by writers Lu Hersey (MAWYP) and Lottie Sweeney (MA)
FFI email info@thewriteroad.co.uk or call Lu on 07815 296560

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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 - U3A - monthly speaker - Jenny Ross
7th November 2019

In the Council Chambers, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: Members £1.50 - gues £2.50

Speaker Jenny Ross - "The Secrets Life of Bats"
An informative talk on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust in the UK

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The Scummy Mummies Show
7th November 2019

£19.00 + Booking Fee - All Seating - 16+ Show
Doors 8pm

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

 

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The Scummy Mummies Show at Cheese & Grain
7th-11th November 2019

8pm
at Cheese & Grain, Frome
£19 plus booking fee

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

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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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Penguins and Polar Bears Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
8th November 2019

Come and join us for a fun and informative day long needle felting workshop making these cute animals. Jo has been teaching needle felting for 3+ years. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
10am to 3pm.
£45 if you bring your own workbase and needles or £50 if you need a starter kit. This includes lunch and hot drinks. £10 deposit secures your place. All other materials included.
ffi www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com or 07792831835

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Wire Jewellery Workshop - Experimental Enamelling at The Hive
8th November 2019

1.30pm to 3.30pm

During this session you will be learning the skills of enamelling using the traditional method of applying powdered glass to a copper base and firing it in a miniature kiln. This is a simple and rewarding project where you will be able to produce 2 pendants, extras are £2 each

No previous experience is necessary; learners from 8+. All tools and equipment will be supplied at no extra cost. There will be opportunities to buy or order additional materials, tools and equipment to follow up your skills.

Tutor Holly Berkley is a well-know artist based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

website: https://hollyberkleyjewellery.co.uk

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The Freddie & Queen Experience at Cheese and Grain
8th November 2019

£15 advance £18 doors + Booking Fee - all standing
Doors 8pm

Along with the many fans who mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury, Freddie & The Queen Experience, aim to celebrate the wealth of talent that came together in Queen by recreating, with breathtaking accuracy, the style and excitement of a LIVE Queen concert, which sadly, will never again be seen.

 

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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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Touch The Earth - Glastonbury
9th-10th November 2019

Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

November 9th at 8pm
November 10th at 11.15pm

Join Touch The Earth for an evening of music, songs and chants honouring the ancestors, celebrating and dancing with the spirit of the hearth fire that brings us together 

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Family Film Afternoon - Castle Cary
9th November 2019

 Hosted by Castle Cary Methodist Church

4pm to 6pm
Castle Cary Methodist Church
Upper High Street, BA7 7AT Castle Cary
Come along for a family film, popcorn and pizza.

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WHY Winter Wonderland - Frome
9th November 2019

6:30 PM – 2 AM

Orchardleigh Estate, Frome, BA11 2PH
Winter Wonderland is back...!

Join us for an extra special evening of wintry wonder at the stunning Orchardleigh Walled Garden on Saturday 9th November from 6.30pm till late to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

You will enter our magical winter wonderland to be greeted by our drinks reception, feast on fabulous food then dance the night away!
Tickets are just £35 each (plus booking fee) and are strictly limited - book yours now on Eventbrite.

Group and corporate bookings are available - email fundraising@wehearyou.org.uk for more information

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Quiz and Cury Night Fundraiser - Wells
9th November 2019

Wells in Mosaic
Local Quiz Master and Quality food

Come along for a curry, cash bar and quiz fun in support of "Wells in Mosaic"

£7.50per person includes curry and quiz fee
7pm doors open
7.30pm quiz starts promptly

at Connect Centre, Wells

to book tickets see website or call 01749 677510

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Hessian Flower Workshop at The Hive
9th November 2019

This is a mini workshop 1pm - 3pm.
You will be shown how to prepare hessian to make a variety of flowers for special occasions and craft work. A relaxing activity and a great way to make new friends. The cost is £25 and includes all materials.

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KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD at Cheese and Grain
9th November 2019

£33 Advance tickets, £35.50 Door Price + Booking Fee - all standing

Doors 7.30pm

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has lived more than half of his life in the spotlight. He is widely considered to be one of the best blues/rock guitarists (James Brown once referred to him as ‘one of the wonders of the world’) and he has had six No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles.

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Narthen at Halsway Manor
9th November 2019

8pm–10pm
Narthen are Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works. Until he hung-up his touring shoes the quartet was completed by Lester Simpson; now velvet-voice BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley has joined this prestigious line-up of singers.

You can catch the quartet in performances all year-round; however, they are best known for their scintillating Christmas shows, a seasonal mix of songs and tunes that reflect the whole of Christmas and the winter season. Wonderful four part harmony Yorkshire carols are mixed with songs showing the less reverential and more humorous side of Christmas. All delivered in four part harmony – often with instrumental accompaniment – to touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears.

As many people now say: ‘Christmas starts with you’.

This is a chance to catch Barry, Jo, Fi and Jim up close and personal in an informal evening of song before they head out on their national tour.

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November Vintage Market - Castle Cary
10th November 2019

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

10am to 3pm
The Market Place, Castle Cary

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The Sounds of Simon: A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel
10th November 2019

£16.50 advance plus service charge or £20 on the door
Doors 7pm

A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel
From Sounds of Silence to The Rhythm of the Saints
As seen on BBC The One Show!
The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, to the enduring success of his solo career.

Come on a journey as the full band take you through the early Simon and Garfunkel albums, through the massive success of Bridge Over Troubled Water and on to the Grammy award winning success of Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland.

Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence and You Can Call Me Al, The Obvious Child, as well as all the others that have established Paul Simon as one of the most successful songwriters of all time.

Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. 

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Multicultural Day - at Cheese and Grain
10th November 2019

free admission
Doors 10am
The Charity Young People Frome for the 3rd year running, will be hosting this colourful, vibrant and exciting family event to celebrate the many rich and diverse, cultures of Frome.

There will be food, music, dance, film, crafts and much more from Frome's diverse community. 

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Requiem at Wells Cathedral
10th November 2019

A devotional performance interspersed with reading of war poetry

at 3pm

Wells Cathedral Choir
Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir 

Laurie Ashworth (Soprano)
Adrian Dwyer (Tenor)
Instrumentalists from Wells Cathedral School
Jeremy Cole - Conductor

Admission free
There will be a retiring collection (after costs) in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music

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David Harper - Frome Memorial Theatre
13th November 2019

 David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It's Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It's all part of what makes this show like no other.

The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
Talking about the show David Harper said, "The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show. He will cover subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques...and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!"

Ticket Price* £14.00

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Beginner Sewing Lesson at The Hive
13th November 2019

 So, you haven’t really tried sewing before and you don’t want to commit to buying all the supplies – especially a sewing machine, in case it’s not your craft – give it a try with our “taster” sewing session!

Learn how to sew in just two hours whilst making yourself a lovely drawstring bag or tote bag – perfect to use as a laundry bag as well as for your gym kit and keeping things nice and tidy.

This is a beginner sewing course so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to select the right material for your project, how to pin and cut fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your bag to stop it from fraying. You will leave with a finished bag!

You will have the use of our sewing machines and we will provide you with fabric and tools so you don’t need to bring anything with you. Refreshments will be provided to help the sewing process along.

If you fall in love with sewing you can then move onto our full-length beginners sewing course “Intro to Sewing” and learn to build your skills.

Level: 1
• Absolute beginner
• Have never used a sewing machine before
• Have never pinned or cut fabric

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 13yr
Price: £45 per person
Max in a class: 3 people

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Lunchtime Concert - Wells Cathedral
14th November 2019

1.05pm to 1.40pm
Organ Students from Wells Cathedral School

In the Quire of Wells Cathedral
Free Entry
Retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music 

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From Chant to the Charts - Wells Cathedral
14th November 2019

The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir present: From Chant to the Charts - an Annual Commemoration Concert

This year, the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir are joined by local historian Elsa van der Zee to present an ambitious programme of choral works that trace the entire history of music, from Machaut to Mash-up. Come hear these highly acclaimed singers, conducted by Jeremy Cole, in this re-vamped version of their annual Commemoration Concert.

Proceeds from this concert will go towards the work and mission of Wells Cathedral.

8pm
Tickets £15 available from the Cathedral Shop Box Office (01749 672773) and at the door until sold out
 

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
15th November 2019

Frome (Over 18's only)
Mr Craig Charles is in the house, bringing his acclaimed Funk & Soul Club 

Frome – ya look good, ya smell good but do ya feel good?
It’s time to shine up those dancing shoes and digging out the fly threads because we’ve got one hell of a classy night in store for you. That’s right, Mr Craig Charles is in the house, bringing his acclaimed Funk & Soul Club to The Cheese & Grain this November following his previous sell out performances at the venue!

Tickets £19.50 plus booking fees

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Crafternoons! Sew a Christmas Stocking at The Hive
15th November 2019

2pm to 4pm

Perhaps you'd like to make a Christmas Stocking for a new addition to the family? Maybe you want to change your colour scheme this Christmas and the stockings just don't match? Or maybe you just want a bigger stocking to fill with more gifts?!

Join us for a 2hr workshop where you will be shown how to cut out, pin, sew and finish your very own fabric Christmas Stocking.

*Please note that you may need to finish the project at home though as 2hr will fly by!*

This is a beginner sewing course so sewing experience is not essential, help is on hand.

We only have 4 sewing machines available to use during the lessons so if you have a machine you can bring then that's brilliant! We will provide you with the fabric, pattern template, tape for loops and tools so you don’t need to bring anything else with you. Refreshments will be provided to help the sewing process along.

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 16yr
Price: £30 per person
Max in a class: 4+ people (depending on the need for our sewing machines)

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club at Cheese and Grain
15th November 2019

Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Crinkle Cuts (live), Sir Funk
X-Ray Ted, Gorilla Tactics

Doors 20:00hrs – 00:45hrs
Tickets £19.50 + bf (over 18's only)

Frome – ya look good, ya smell good but do ya feel good?
It’s time to shine up those dancing shoes and digging out the fly threads because we’ve got one hell of a classy night in store for you. That’s right, Mr Craig Charles is in the house, bringing his acclaimed Funk & Soul Club to The Cheese & Grain this November following his previous sell out performances at the venue!

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JO BURT ACOUSTIC BY CANDLELIGHT songs & stories from a life in entertainment
15th November 2019

Jo Burt Acoustic by Candlelight takes place at St Andrew’s Church, New Street, Mells BA11 3PW

performance at 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm).
Tickets £12 in advance (includes first drink)

Tickets on the door £15.

Jo Burt spent much of his early career in the late 70s and throughout the 80s and 90s touring the globe with some of the biggest names in music, and recording in some of the best studios the world had to offer. His is a unique and fascinating insight into the heady days of rock & roll, now long gone. And now he’s telling some of those stories in his ‘Acoustic by Candlelight’ event

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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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Crispin Hall Christmas Craft Fair
16th November 2019

10am to 4pm

FREE ENTRY

Come and support your local crafters by purchasing fantastic handmade gifts for everyone this Christmas. The fair is a fantastic pre-Glastonbury carnival shopping event!

Refreshments and snacks will also be available on the day.
If you are a local crafter and interested in having a stall, please send us a message.

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Floral Workshop at The Hive
16th November 2019

2pm to 4pm

Floral workshop. Create your own handtied design using seasonal fresh flowers and other materials. All equipment and tools provided. £20 per person. Contact The Hive or me here, or 07587152609 to reserve a place

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Complete Madness - Cheese and Grain
16th November 2019

Doors 8pm
Tickets £15 plus service charge

After an incredible packed out live show in 2018, Complete Madness (the nutty boys) are all set to return to Frome’s ‘The Cheese and Grain’ on Saturday 16th November 2019.

If you came to their show back in April, you’ll know just why we highly recommend this show! We love them! (Nice guys too!!)

Complete Madness were formed in 1994 out of a band called ‘Beat The System’ which itself was born in 1989 with original members Mark Keegan and Derek Wood who are still with Complete Madness today, below are 2 links of Complete Madness as “beat the sytem” please feel free to click and watch Complete madness in the early days.

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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society
16th November 2019

John Rutter Magnificat
Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
Cantus in Memoriam
Benjamin Britten
Arvo Part

Tickets £14 - £30
Wells Cathedral
at 7pm

Tickets available from 01749 834483 or at the Wells Cathedral shop 

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Shepton ZOO at Art Bank Cafe
16th November 2019

7:30 PM – 11 PM

Bring out your inner animal,, get wild in your animal outfits,animal prints,masks,ears,tails,onesies...
muscial delights of classic Funk,Funkfilf,Discofunk,and all round aroma of Funkiness..its gonna be a beast.

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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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Paul Simon's Graceland at Cheese and Grain
17th November 2019

One Inch Badge, 432 presents and World HQ by arrangement with MusikAl present:
Paul Simon's Graceland and the high expectations are more than matched by their performance.

Performed London African Gospel Choir

at the Cheese and Grain, Frome

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Festive Makers Market - At The Hive, Shepton Mallet
17th November 2019

Makers and Crafters from Shepton Mallet and the surrounding area will bring their hand crafted wares to The Hive for our 1st (of many, hopefully!) Makers Market.

10am to 4pm 

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Chocolate Festival - Frome
17th November 2019

at Cheese and Grain
£2 admission
Doors 10am

Lip Smacking Festivals brings their incredibly popular and tasty chocolate festival back to Frome.
A fabulous collection of Chocolatiers, Artisan cake makers, raw chocolate experts. Expect chocolate bars and truffles galore, plus unusual chicilate gifts and seasonal delights.

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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

Floral Workshop at The Hive
22nd November 2019

Floral Workshop on Friday Afternoon. Create your own unique topiary design using seasonal foliage and flowers, and other materials. £25 per person. All equipment and tools provided. Contact The Hive or me here or on 07587152609 to reserve a place.

2pm to 4pm 

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Somerset Coalfield Life presents Quiz Night
22nd November 2019

at Radstock Working Men's Club

7pm to 7.30pm start
raising funds for improvements to Radstock Museum's exhibition space

Teams of 4,
Tickets £5 per person
Book your team 01761 437722 or email pubilicity@radstockmuseum.co.uk

Pay on arrival, Buffet, Raffle and Bar 

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St Cecilia Concert by Candleight - Wells Cathedral
22nd November 2019

7.30pm

The Soft Complaining Flute
Music by Handel, Bacj, Leclair, and Telemann
Performed by Continuum:
Elizabeth Walker - Baroque Flute
Imogen Seth-Smith - Baroque Violoncello
Michael Overbury - Harpsichord

in the candlelit Quire of Wells Cathedral
Tickets £15
available from Wells Cathedral Box Office
01749 672773 and at the door

Proceeds support the work of Wells Cathedral

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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

Some of the best traders in the area bring you two halls packed full of vintage clothes, vinyl, textiles, gifts, accessories, jewellery, toys, books, collectables, kitchen and homeware a plenty. A select number of artisans offering wares with a retro/vintage vibe.

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The Blockheads at Cheese and Grain
23rd November 2019

£20 advance plus service charge
Doors 8pm

SEX & DRUGS & ROCK n’ ROLL couldn’t be more appropriate for this legendary outfit still keeping the spirit of Ian Dury alive. After 40 years on the road, The Blockheads are cutting back on live appearances so this may well be the last chance to catch one of the most influential, quirky and irrepressible rock n’ funk bands you are ever likely to see !
Formed in 1977 to partner the legendary Ian Duryon the road to dizzy heights, the band still feature original members Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Mickey Gallagher and John Turnbull, alongside frontman/singer/showman extraordinaire Derek (The Draw) Hussey, John Robert’s and a rolling line up of sax players including Davey Payne, Gilad Atzman & Dave Lewis.
Expect all the hits and much more from one of the most dynamic and entertaining live acts this country has ever produced !!

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Makers Market at Cheese and Grain
23rd November 2019

free admission
Doors 9am to 3pm

Our makers market is for Arts, Crafts, and homemade hand crafted items. Lots of wonderfully created items

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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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The Bohemians - Queen tribute band at Strode Theatre
24th November 2019

The World's most exciting Queen Tribute Band

at Strode Theatre
7pm
Tickets £20
Box office 01458 442846 

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Winter - Little Pickles Market - Frome
24th November 2019

10.00am – 12.00noon

Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE

The venue will be bursting with thousands of great quality baby and children’s nearly new items. At this bustling market, there will be prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more on offer. Come and see what bargains you can find!

Nearly New Tables -£12.50 / Business Tables -£16.50 Businesses please contact the Market Organiser before booking

£1 entry per Adult, Little Pickles free

*Your market Organiser will send you our Stall Holders Information Pack at least 10 days before the market. This will be sent to the email address used when booking.

For more information please email: admin@littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk

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Genesis Visible Touch at Cheese and Grain
24th November 2019

£16 advance plus service charge
Doors 7pm

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Collins-era Genesis show.

For their 2019 ‘Hits and Fan Favourites’ tour, GVT are doing exactly what it says in the title! Hits from ‘Follow You Follow Me’ to ‘Invisible Touch’ combined with older fan favourites from the Genesis back catalogue make this a show for all fans across the board!

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Little Pickles Market at Cheese and Grain
24th November 2019

£1 admission on door

Another chance to grab a bargain at this family market.

For more information contact: info@littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk

10am – 12pm

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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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The Sweet at Cheese and Grain
28th November 2019

£28.50 advance plus service charge
Doors 7pm

The Sweet still tour the world extensively with one of the most dynamic and slick live shows on the circuit.

Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocal), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocal) Tony O’Hora (lead vocal, bass) and Paul Manzi (guitar, keyboards, vocal).

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Christmas Extravaganza - Frome
29th November 2019

This looks like an excellent Christmas event - all indoors so no worries about the weather. Keynsham Book Corner will be here with a great selection of booky gifts

5pm to 9pm
at Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome

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Wire Jewellery Workshop - Wire Beating at The Hive
29th November 2019

1.30 to 3.30pm

During this class we will be learning how to use a small hammer and a jewellery mini anvil to produce a number of pieces from rings to earrings. S clasps to decorative embellishments that add individuality and movement to your jewellery.

No previous experience is necessary; learners from 8+. All tools and equipment will be supplied at no extra cost. There will be opportunities to buy or order additional materials, tools and equipment to follow up your skills.

Tutor Holly Berkley is a well-know artist based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

website: https://hollyberkleyjewellery.co.uk

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Christmas Extravaganza Market 2019 - Cheese and Grain
29th November 2019

Free admission
Doors 5pm

Our Christmas Extravaganza market is back again this year alongside the turning on of the Christmas lights in town.
There will be a chance to get in from the cold weather have a mulled wine/cider and buy some Christmas prezzies.

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Eco Christmas Craft Workshop
29th November 2019

The Old Stores Studio, Evercreech

7pm to 9pm
£6 p/p

Artist led workshop guiding you through the process of creating contemporary, repeat print patterned geometric design, personalised, eco-friendly printed cards, gift tags and gift wrap 

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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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Etsy Made Local - Wells
30th November 2019

10 AM – 4 PM

CentreSpace, 9A Market Street, Wells, BA5 2DS, next to Wells Bus station
Etsy Made Local - Wells is back for its second year! Join us at CentreSpace, Wells on Saturday 30th November from 10am - 4pm to shop from some of Somerset's best independent, creative businesses.

Etsy Made Local - Wells will be host to 25+ different designers and makers all of whom are based in the county. It is a perfect chance to meet and shop directly from a whole array of incredible, local, designers, makers and crafters and find original, hand crafted gifts for giving this Christmas.

You can expect to find a variety of Christmas decorations, jewellery, interior accessories and homeware, cards, prints, craft supplies, ceramics and soaps, to cute children’s clothing and even accessories for your dog! Whoever you’re looking to buy for, one of our talented makers has the answer!

Entry to the market is FREE!

You can find us in the same place as last year, CentreSpace, 9A Market Street, BA5 2DS (next to Wells Bus & Coach Station)

We can’t wait to see you there!

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A Frome Christmas Fair - Supporting WHY
30th November 2019

11AM TO 4PM

We Hear You is proud to present 'A Frome Christmas Fair'....

On Saturday November 30th from 11-4 we will be taking over Frome Town Hall and kickstarting your Christmas festivities!

We will have a fantastic shopping experience for you, plus Santa's grotto, face painting and free kids activities!

Entrance is a suggested donation of £1

We are looking for stallholders to join us for this fantastic start to the festive season - there are limited spots available so contact us today if you are interested...

Stalls are available for £10 each plus a raffle prize and all money raised will support We Hear You with our life changing work in your community. Email Gemma on gemma.wilkes@wehearyou.org.uk to book a stall.

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Farrington's Elf Hunt
30th November 2019

Hosted by Elf in the House and Farrington’s Farm Shop, Café & Farm Park
9.30am to 2pm

Farrington's is teaming up with Elf in the House to bring the best Christmas experience to the South West. This cheeky event is fun for all the family. Forget Santa this is all about the elves!!

The event starts with Elf School, where you will be given a elf hat, elf face paint and taught how to be an elf by some of Santa's elves who have come straight from the North Pole. Once you've had your training you are ready to hit the trail, find the 10 sets of mischievous elves who are hiding around the farm. Once you have finished the trail and found all the elves there is plenty more to keep you entertained including;

Candy Cane Planting- Plant your own candy cane, sprinkle with magic and take it home ready for the magical candy cane to grow
Reindeer Food Making - Make your own reindeer food to take home and leave out for Santa's reindeer
Letter Writing to Santa - Write a letter to Santa and post it in our magical post box
Elf your-self - dress up as an elf and take some cool selfies
The Elf Joke Shop- Elves love pranks, visit our joke shop and choose your own prank to take home
There is also a Missing Santa, Candy Cane Trees, a Elf Village, bubble machines and why not warm up afterwards with a yummy scrummy elf hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar!

Ticket Includes - A Elf Hat

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Upholstery Workshop - Cover a Footstool at The Hive
30th November 2019

10am to 4pm

Learn upholstery techniques and cover a footstool with Karen from KD Interiors of Wells

Saturday 30 November, 10am - 4pm
£75 per person

Includes materials, use of tools and refreshments, a selection of chalk paints and stains will be available to do the legs. You will need to bring (or buy on the day) 1 metre of your choice of fabric to use as the top cover.

For further information please contact Karen by email or phone 07445 317 328. A deposit of 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064. Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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New Purple Celebration at Cheese and Grain
30th November 2019

£20 advance plus service charge
Doors 8pm

New Purple Celebration return to the Cheese and Grain in Frome to celebrate the life, legacy and the music of Prince, this brilliantly funky show featuring the world class New Purple Celebration delivers a non-stop 2-hour hit packed extravaganza .

Nothing short of a huge party, expect to see, hear and feel the hits from one of the most loved artists of all time; 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, U Got The Look, When Doves Cry, Cream, I Wanna Be Your Lover and many more…

A full nine-piece band, NEW PURPLE CELEBRATION have been together since 2004. One of the only European Prince Tribute acts with a guitar playing ‘Prince’, the band is fronted by founder-member JIMI LOVE. He in turn is backed by a band of top quality musicians with a wealth of worldwide touring experience, including a horn section, backing vocals and two keys players. All performing together because of their mutual respect and love for the music or Prince.

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Charity Christmas Market at Cheese and Grain
30th November 2019

free admission
Doors 9.30am

A Selection of Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac and tombola.
An opportunity for local charities and not for profit organisations to raise those all important funds
A chance to vote for the best dressed stall, winners receive a donation from The Cheese and Grain towards their charity.

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London Klezmer Quartet Gig at Halsway Manor
30th November 2019

8pm to 10.30pm
Join the London Klezmer Quartet for a soulful toe tapping evening of traditional Jewish wedding music and dance.

“Virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. What’s not to like?” Songlines Magazine

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with members of the London Klezmer Quartet. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet and accordion), Josh Middleton (piano accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals) will take you deep into freylekhs, bulgars, zhoks, khosidls and terkishers. This gig is part of Klezwest a weekend of Klezmer music at Halsway Manor.

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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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Rookery Farm’s Christmas Market
1st December 2019

10am to 3pm
At Rookery Farm, Binegar, BA3 4UL

The annual Rookery Farm Christmas Market
This year we have a large marquee covering the courtyard for people to enjoy the atmosphere, buy some gifts & entertain the kids without the December weather getting in the way.
As always this is Charity based, last year we raised just under £2000 through all the support, and that is truly amazing, we hope to get the support from you all this year.
This one stop shop to get you buzzing for the festivities
*Its completely Free to enter
*Approx 30 market stalls - *Giant snow globe and photo opportunity *Cheese, Cheese & more cheese a range of 60
*Butcher for pre ordering meat that Delivers!!
*Craft beer tap room for tasting and buying
*Wine cellar for your Christmas drinks
*Our Amazing hot chocolate cadburys and biscoff
*Ginger bread decorating - *Glitter station - *Donkeys
*Santa’s grotto with our famous highly rated Santa
*Mulled wine & Mince Pies - *Food Tent - *Music
*Real Christmas Trees sales excellent quality - *Wreaths, plus make your own kits
*Raffle with lots of quality prizes - And much much more!
(To book a stall spot, get in contact we’re almost full)
Sponsored by Archers Marquees

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A Christmas Carol in Wells Cathedral
3rd December 2019

On 3 December, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge will be whisked away on a journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three ghosts determined to show him the true meaning of Christmas. Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story will be brought to life in the beautiful setting of the Nave of Wells Cathedral in a traditional production, complete with period costume, song, dance, and a magnificent musical score. Join critically-acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse Theatre Group and see whether Scrooge’s frozen heart will melt in time for Christmas Day...
Book early to avoid disappointment!

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Adults £16/Child £11/ Family (2 adults & 2 children) £46

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Bath G & S Society presents
3rd-7th December 2019

Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe

at The Mission Theatre, Corn Street, Bath, BA1 1UF

Tues - Fri - at 7.30pm
Sat - 2pm & 7.30pm 

Tickets £13/£7

Tel: 01225 400295

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Talking to the Dark: Stories with Sharon Jacksties at Halsway Manor
3rd December 2019

6pm–10pm
 
An evening of stories, reflecting the season that brings tales of the Other World closer to our own. Join us for home-cooked supper followed by stories at the fireside.

Sharon Jacksties has been telling traditional tales of wonder and delight for over 25 years. Working here and abroad, she has been happy telling stories to all ages in venues that vary from bus shelters to the National Theatre. She shares stories from all over the world, some of which have never been heard on these islands before. Sharon is also the author of ‘Somerset Folk Tales’, Somerset being her adopted county.

Joining Sharon will be students from her ‘Adventures in Storytelling’ course, so come and join in a feast of storytelling.

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Evening festive wreath making - Stratton on the Fosse
4th December 2019

venue: Fosse farm, South Street, Stratton-on-the-Fosse BA3 4RA
Time: 7pm

An evening festive wreath making. The Long Barn will be cosy, warm & beautifully decorated. We’ll learn how to make a festive wreath using willow, an abundance of harvested natural foliage, dried seasonal fruits, flowers, berries, pine cones & cinnamon stick. Treat your self or a friend to this lovely workshop. Welcome drink on arrival & festive nibbles. All materials supplied. £35pp. Pre booking essential please.
07792 520902

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Angel Needle Felting Workshop
4th December 2019

11am to 1pm

Join in with this 2 hour workshop needle felting a Christmas Angel. Always fun and informative. Jo has been teaching needle felting for 3+ years. £10 deposit secures your place on these very popular workshops.
Full cost is £20 if you bring your own workbase and needles or £25 including a starter kit. All other materials included.
ffi www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com or 07792831835

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Snowman Needle Felting Workshop at The Hive
4th December 2019

2pm to 4pm

We'll be needle felting a snowman in this fun 2 hour workshop with Jo who has been teaching needle felting for over 3 years. Such a fun, versatile craft to learn and always new techniques to learn for the more experienced. Great way to meet up with friends, old and new too. £20 if you bring your own workbase and needles or £25 if you need a starter kit. All other materials included plus a hot drink. £10 deposit secures your place on these very popular workshops.
ffi www.thenourishinglivesfoundation.com or 07792 831835.

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Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Mr Barry Edwards
5th December 2019

in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet
Doors open at 10am
All meetings start at 10.30am
Admission: members £1.50 - guests £2.50

Speaker - Mr Barry Edwards
"Isambard Kingdom Brunel"
An alternative look at is life and work

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Christmas Floral Workshop at The Hive
6th December 2019

2pm to 4pm

Christmas Floral Workshop on Friday afternoon. Create a Christmas wreath in oasis, using seasonal fresh foliage and other materials including dried fruit, fir cones and a wonderful assortment of ribbons and accessories.
Contact The Hive or me here, or on 07587152609 to reserve a place. Limited places available. £25 per person.

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Bad Manners at Cheese and Grain
6th December 2019

+ very special guests

All standing
Doors 8pm
£20 Advance + standard service charge
Formed in 1976, and still going strong and now into their fourth decade of creating Mod Mayhem, this legendary British Ska band are still packing venues out all over the world. The band are still fronted by the man himself Buster Bloodvessel and always deliver a powerful energetic show leaving the audience exhausted but thoroughly content. 

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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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Wreath Workshop at Evercreech Village Hall
7th December 2019

7pm to 9pm
Evercreech Village Hall

Learn how to make your very own wreath to take pride of place on your front door this Christmas
We will guide you through creating your wreath based on traditional techniques, giving you new skills and a couple of hours out of the norm to try something new.
There will be refreshments and nibbles, festive music and all tools/materials are supplied (bring an apron to protect your clothing)
£35 per person, payable in advance to secure your space

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Charity Quiz Night - Wells
7th December 2019

in aid of CICRA - better lives for children with crohns and colitis

7.30pm to 10pm
at Wells ELIM Connect Centre
£5 per person
Teams of up to six
including a raffle and refreshments

email teamollie09@outlook.com to book your place 

Frome Vegan Market at Cheese and Grain
7th December 2019

Free admission
Doors 9am to 2pm

From food and drink, through to clothing, cosmetics, accessories and gifts. This wull be a fantastic opportunity to stock up on your cupboards, treat yourself or treat your loved ones to something special 

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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 at the Palace - Bishop's Palace
8th-23rd December 2019

10am to 4pm
Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2PD, Somerset

This year, The Bishop’s Palace will once again be celebrating the magic of the Christmas season over two weeks of festive fun!

From 8th until 23rd December, the rooms of the medieval Palace building will each be adorned with decorations on a different theme, from medieval through Victorian to Nordic. The Entrance Hall will be warmed by a roaring fire, and seasonal greenery and foliage from the Palace Gardens will be used to create stunning adornments to complement the historic interiors.

For younger visitors, a ticket can be bought to visit Father and Mother Christmas who will be meeting children in the Palace on 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd Dec. Each child will get individual time with Father Christmas, and of course, a gift! Tickets for Father Christmas can be purchased online from 1st October 2019, and always sell out in advance.

There will also be a Christmas-themed family trail which will take visitors through the Palace & Gardens, leading to a traditional nativity scene at the end. Family Christmas craft sessions will be taking place daily upstairs at the Palace, giving children the chance to create handmade decorations, perfect as a gift to granny or to adorn their own tree.

se website for full details of the event

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Christmas wreath making workshop - Stratton on the Fosse
8th December 2019

Venue: Fosse farm, South Street, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, BA3 4RA
Time: 2pm

The Long Barn will be cosy, warm & festively decorated. We’ll learn how to create a beautiful seasonal wreath using willow, an abundance of harvested natural foliage, dried seasonal fruits, flowers, berries, pine cones & cinnamon sticks. Treat yourself or a friend to this lovely workshop. Enjoy a welcome mulled drink, tea & festive cake. £35pp.
Pre booking essential

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Steeleye Span at Cheese and Grain
8th December 2019

£24.50 advance (plus service charge) or £27 doors
all seated
Doors 7.30pm (no support act)

‘Space Oddity’. ‘Suspicious Minds’. ‘Pinball Wizard’. ‘Whole Lotta Love’. ‘Come Together’ – 1969 could easily be said to be a vintage year for music, the end of a decade that changed the world and the introduction to one that would prove equally inspirational. It would also see the birth of a band that would start as an idea to electrify traditional music and would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond. Fifty years on and Steeleye Span are set to mark this incredible milestone with new album EST’D 1969 and a tour that will celebrate a band that are as creative and vital now as ever. Led by the iconic Maddy Prior, the seven-piece line-up will draw on the group’s incredible history to provide a night of favourites and surprises from down the decades.

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Frome Record Fair at Cheese and Grain
8th December 2019

 free admission
Doors 10am to 3pm

The Cheese and Grain in Frome will be the venue for the largest Record shop in the South West for one day
There will be about 50 x 6ft tables
Experts sellers from all over the UK
All genres and eras catered for, specialists in certain genres.
Many rarer items and bargains
Records bought as well

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2019 WELLS Reindeer Parade
8th December 2019

We are really pleased to announce that The Rotary Club of Wells will be putting on the Reindeer Parade again this year!

We have already invited Santa and his Reindeer and they said they will only come if you do!

The Event details will be posted shortly.

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A Christmas Evening with Merril Osmond at the Cheese and Grain
9th December 2019

Doors 7pm
All Seated
£28 Standard, £78 VIP (VIP first 2 rows)

+ special guest David Osmond
Merrill will be performing all the big hits from The Osmond’s plus talking about his experiences of growing up within one of the worlds biggest bands, the famous people he has met and how he wrote so many of the world famous hits.
Merrill Osmond is the lead singer for the iconic Osmonds. He is also an established solo artist. He has toured throughout the world performing in many major venues and sang lead on 27 gold records. Merrill has produced and written the music and lyrics for 5 number one hit records. The Osmonds have produced 47 platinum and gold records and no other recording artists have earned as many gold records in one year as the Osmond family.

It’s Merrill’s incredible voice you can hear on such hits as One Bad Apple, Let Me In, Love Me For A Reason, Goin’ Home, The Proud One, I Can’t Stop, Having A Party and Crazy Horses

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Wire Jewellery Workshop - Large Beaten Spiral Earrings at The Hive
10th December 2019

1.30pm to 3.30pm

During this class we will be attaching semi precious stone chips to wire and then hanging them on large spirals that we form from wire and beat flat with a jewellers hammer and mini anvil.

No previous experience is necessary; learners from 8+. All tools and equipment will be supplied at no extra cost. There will be opportunities to buy or order additional materials, tools and equipment to follow up your skills.

Tutor Holly Berkley is a well-know artist based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

website: https://hollyberkleyjewellery.co.uk

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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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Bath Fizzy Bombs & Salts Workshop at The Hive
12th December 2019

Handmade bath bombs and salts make lovely gifts but you might not want to give them away! The actual making of the bath bombs doesn't take very long as you need to work quite quickly but you'll have fun deciding on the colours and additives before setting in the mould. It's a lovely craft to do as the room always smells so fresh and you'll leave with beautifully soft and clean hands.

We will provide you with the ingredients & materials required so you don’t need to bring anything else with you, the mould will be yours to take home so if you enjoyed the workshop you can make more! Refreshments will be provided to help the process along.

Class length: 2 hours
7pm to 9pm
Min. Age: 16yr
Price: £20 per person
Max in a class: 12 people

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Festive candlelit afternoon teas - Stratton on the Fosse
13th-15th December 2019

Venue: Fosse farm, South Street, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, BA3 4RA

Candlelit afternoon teas return to Fosse Farm.
Friday Dec 13th
Saturday 14th
Sunday 15th 3-6pm.

The lovely Long Barn will be cosy and warm decorated with candles & fairy lights.

A full afternoon tea will be served on our beautiful vintage china. A wonderful relaxed venue to enjoy and meet with family and friends to exchange gifts or seasonal greetings.

Pre booking essential please. £15.50pp
07792 520902

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Crafternoons! Make a Ribbon Tree at The Hive
13th December 2019

2pm to 4pm

Make a pretty table-top tree for Christmas or for any time of year - you can choose which colours you'd like to make your tree.

*Please note that you may need to finish the project at home though as 2hr will fly by!*

We will provide you with the base cone, ribbons and tools so you don’t need to bring anything else with you. Refreshments will be provided to help the process along.

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 13yr
Price: £15 per person
Max in a class: 12 people

A deposit of at least £10 is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Cuban Brothers at Cheese and Grain
13th December 2019

£17 Advance £20 Door Price + Booking Fee
All Standing
Doors 8pm

The Cuban Brothers are one of the most unique live performances on the planet..

Born of the loins of seventies Havana, nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes and inspired by Cuban historical fact and mythology their fresh approach to live entertainment whips up a frenzy at every gig. Their legendary performance combines soulful music, riotous comedy, and sensational dancing and mixes them into one of the most enjoyable shows imaginable.

From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani and Kengo San have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.

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DECOUPAGE DEER WORKSHOP at The Old Stores Studio
13th December 2019

7 - 9pm
£8pp

Add a bit of creative activity to your festive season and decorate and personalise a pre-made paper mache deer head with a range of decoupage papers, embellishments and designs. Approximately 40cm wide and tall. All made from plastic free materials and reusable year after year. This workshop will make a great christmas experience gift with a friend or family member.

Limited spaces available so please book in advance. ONLY £8 per participant including tuition, refreshments and all materials and tools. http://buytickets.at/theoldstoresstudio/307799
This workshop is subsidised by Somerset Skills & Learning with a small charge for materials.

To find out more contact theoldstoresstudio@gmail.com

or call Nik on 07841437713 or Maria on 07801276750.

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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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Street's Christmas Cracker 2019
14th December 2019

11 AM – 4 PM

High Street, Street and Crispin Hall
Stalls, music, family entertainment and Father Christmas too!

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A Christmas Special featuring 2 of the best live 60's bands on the circuit
15th December 2019

at Strode Theatre, Street

New Amen Corner with lead singer Glen Leon
New Amen Corner - the hottest 60's band on the circuit - have an unrivalled ability to recreate the soun and atmosphere of the 60's.

Swinging Blue Jeans
Chart toppers of the 60's, the Swinging Blue Jeans are one of the best and busiest bands on the circuit, performing at all 60's festivals, UK & abroad.

Tickets £22.50
Starts 7pm
Tel 01458 442846 

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
15th December 2019

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

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ABBA Sensation - tribute band at Strode Theatre
18th December 2019

Great night out for all

Tickets £12.50 - £16.50

call box office 01458 442846

Full live band 

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Blitzen's Bazaar in Wells Town Hall
18th December 2019

10am to 4pm

Over 60 stallholders across two floors with gifts and treats for you and your loved ones. We also have Badgers Coffee company in our Gallery Cafe serving hot (and cold) drinks, cakes and savouries.

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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

Carols by Candlelight - Wells Cathedral Choir
19th-21st December 2019

James Gough (organ)
Jeremy Cole (conductor)

at 7pm in Wells Cathedral

Tickets £15 - £30
available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office
01749 672773 and at the door

Proceeds from these concerts support Wells Cathedral Choir and the wider work of Wells Cathedral 

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Handmade Soaps Workshop at The Hive, Shepton
19th December 2019

 7 PM – 9 PM
The Hive, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Handmade soaps make lovely gifts but you might not want to give them away! The lesson covers basic melt & pour soap making with the option to add fragrances, colours and natural exfoliants. It's a lovely craft to do as the room always smells so fresh and you'll leave with beautifully soft and clean hands.

We will be slightly limited by the 2hr time slot as the soap will need to start to set before you leave, however the soap mould will be yours to take home so if you enjoyed the workshop you can make more!
We will provide you with the ingredients & materials required so you don’t need to bring anything else with you. Refreshments will be provided to help the process along.

Class length: 2 hours
Min. Age: 16yr
Price: £25 per person
Max in a class: 6 people

A deposit of at least 50% is required to secure a place, please book in store at The Hive or by phone on 01749 343 064.
Full refunds are offered on any cancellations made 7 days before the start of the course, after that we only offer a refund if the place is resold. We do not offer any refunds on the day or if you forget to attend.

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Crafternoons! Gift Wrapping Mini-Masterclass at The Hive
20th December 2019

2pm to 4pm

Learn the techniques of beautiful gift wrapping and how to wrap awkward shapes, if you have gifts ready to wrap then bring them along instead of wrapping with "dummy" objects.

We will teach you how to wrap a bottle, an item of clothing/scarf, a bulky item like a teddy/cushion, an odd shape and lastly an extra special gift.

The workshop includes guidance and refreshment plus wrapping paper, tissue, cellophane, ribbons, tags & accessories and all the tools and tape you may need.

If you would like to wrap more than 5 items then a charge of £1 per additional item will be added. Bags, boxes and wrapping accessories will also be available to purchase.

Cost: £15 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Min age: 16yr
Max per class: 12 people

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Dub Pistols Support Stanton Warriors, Gorilla Tactics DJs at Cheese and Grain
20th December 2019

£20.00 advance + Booking Fee
All Standing

South West party/promotion/DJ collective GORILLA TACTICS return to The Cheese & Grain for their Autumn run of events this year. Fresh off their summer festival tour including running stages / headline DJ sets at Shangri-La/Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair and more, they bring some of their favourite acts back with them for this run of shows.
Friday 20th December is this years date for the annual Gorilla Tactics Christmas party. This years extravaganza includes explosive live act/festival regulars DUB PISTOLS, legendary party DJs STANTON WARRIORS alongside support slots from the Gorilla Tactics crew and more guests TBA.
This is always a busy night so advance booking is highly  

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Christmas Floral Workshop at The Hive
21st December 2019

2pm to 4pm

Christmas Floral Workshop. Create your own festive table arrangement using seasonal fresh foliage and other materials.
£25 per person to include all equipment and tools. Contact The Hive or me here, or on 07587152609 to reserve a place. Limited places available.

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Boxing Day - Wincanton Racecourse
26th December 2019

Christmas holidays were made for a day at the races, and all roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day when the county celebrates one of its finest traditions.
Don't miss live music from The Hipcats, who will be performing throughout the day.

Buy your admission tickets before 31st October at 10:59am for the best price.
Gates Open - 10:30
First Race - 12:20
Last Race - 3:45

Tickets - Purchase your Premier, Grandstand or Course enclosure tickets before 10:59am on 31st October for the best price.

Hospitality - Celebrate Boxing Day with hospitality, available to book online today.

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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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New Years Eve with the Unravelling Wilburys at Cheese and Grain
31st December 2019

Plus support from SOS - Abba Tribute

£15 Full Price, £35 Family Ticket & £7.50 Under 16's + Booking Fee

All Seating

Following last year’s fabulous New Year’s Eve, The original Wilbury boys return, stealing the big hits of the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys, with the best of their incognito members, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan.
Also, in support, a once-only comeback of ABBA tribute, SOS, veterans of previous Cheese and Grain party nights, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Cabaret style seating. Limited capacity, so book early!
Due to limited table availability you may be asked to share tables.
Suitable for families.

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Introduction to Sewing - Beginner / Level 1 at The Hive
11th January 2020

Beginner - Level 1
Intro to Sewing – 3 week course

This course will give you the confidence to work on a whole variety of sewing projects.

Session 1: We will start from scratch, showing you how to thread the sewing machine, wind a bobbin and build confidence with control of the foot pedal and speed. You will then move on to learning different techniques such as seams, applying binding and gathering.

Session 2: You will continue building your skills with our tailor-made projects, in this session you will select a fabric, cut out a cushion cover, pin it together and sew it up. If there is time you will be able to decorate the cover using machine sewing and hand sewing techniques.

Session 3: We’ll walk you through putting in a zip and once you’re ready you’ll whip up a zip-up toiletry bag, learning how to finish the seams to avoid fraying.
 
please see facebook page for full details of course and fees

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Ghost Hunt at Shepton Prison
24th January 2020

8.30pm to 3.30am
£42 per person includes free refreshments and snacks, the use of the ghost hunting equipment, own time to go off and investigate the prison 

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
8th March 2020

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

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
3rd May 2020

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

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