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

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

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register now: 01749 671706

Free 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Festival and prize giving 15 & 16 February 2020

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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-22nd 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 22nd 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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Santa and Elf Run - Dorothy House Hospice
8th December 2019

Venue: Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe, BA2 9BN
at 11am

Ages and prices:
Under 2yrs - FREE
2-11 years - £7.50 (free elf hat)
12+ yrs - £15 (free Santa Suit)

Choose either 2.5km or 5km
Join our festive fun run for all the family
Sign up today  

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Lantern Workshops - Shepton
8th December 2019

 Volunteers will help you make your own willow and tissue paper lanterns. Bring battery operated LED's. Children under 16 must be supervised please. £2 for the basic kit. Light refreshments available

10am - 4pm
Paul Street Community Centre, 26 Paul Street, Shepton Mallet

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St Margaret's Hospice Santa Dash 2019 with Yeovil Town Running Club
8th December 2019

Join Yeovil Road Running Club on Sunday 8th December for their annual Santa Dash in Yeovil Country Park. Anyone can take part in this fun-filled event and it’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit while helping raise vital funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice. First 50 Bookings receive a free Santa Suit.
Registration will take place at Goldenstones Leisure Centre, Yeovil between 9.00am and 10.30am, with the race starting at 11.00am. Parking and limited changing facilities will be available on site.
This 4km run goes through the scenic Yeovil Country Park and is always a spectacular sight as hundreds of Santa's dash to raise cash. So whether you want to race seriously, have a festive day out with the family or just want a giggle with friends, the Santa Dash is the perfect event for everyone! All participants will receive a medal at the finish line.
For further details go to: https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/santa-dash-standard or email victoria.poole@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

Contact : Victoria Poole (Area Fundraising Manager).
Tel: 01935 709157; Mobile: 07736 886190
Email : victoria.poole@st.margarets.hospice.org.uk
 

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Sustainable Withiam Friary Christmas Fair
8th December 2019

11am to 2pm in Village Hall BA11 5HF
Community cafe, local craft stalls and ideas for a sustainable Christmas. 

Maesbury Singers Concert
8th December 2019

of Christmas music, with a harp

7.30pm
Castle Cary Church
Tickets £10/£5 on the door or 01761 232042 

Festive Fundraiser
8th December 2019

2 to 5pm
Evercreech Village Hall

Kick start the festive season with Trinity Events by joining us for some live music and warming refreshments. We are raising money for Dorothy House so any and all donations are welcome. We're looking forward to seeing you there! 

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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Wells - Carols with Cantabile:
9th December 2019

with guest trumpeter Richard Colquhoun
8pm
St Thomas Church, Wells
Tickets cost £10 and include a programme, a glass of wine and a mince pie 

Somerset County Schools Christmas Celebration in Wells Cathedral
9th December 2019

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Annual Christmas concert that will see ten schools from across the county performing with the Somerset County Orchestra and Choir in this wonderful celebratory event.

Tickets are available from Monday 11 November using the link below, and cost between £5 - £10.

All seats are unreserved (find your seat on the night in a specified area) with seating plan as shown. 

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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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Movement for Wellbeing and Joy - Ammerdown Centre
10th December 2019

 Helena Softley's workshops are informal and great fun!
Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people?
Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal and fun way?
Then join Helena's "Movement for Wellbeing and Joy" workshops, where she will lead you in simple dance movements to all styles of music and help you experience the power of dance and self-expression.

2-3pm
Tea and coffee included
To book - call 01761 433709 - The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, BA3 5SW - email centre@ammerdown.org

£5 per session or £20 for 5!

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Wookey - Choirworks
10th December 2019

Wookey Church (St Matthews)
starting at 7pm
entry is free with all donations going to Breast Care Now, Wookey Choirworks and Street Men will be performing 

One Day Sewing Workshop: Bowl Making/ Upcycling at Art Bank, Shepton
10th December 2019

 We're very excited about the return of this one-day course- it's a great way to learn how to make beautiful and incredibly affordable Christmas presents!

Camilla Gavin will show you how to upcycle plastic carrier bags into fabulous bowls, coasters and mats; she has spent a number of months working with refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos doing the same thing but upcycling life jacket material. She ran this popular workshop back in September at the Art Bank.

There are only 6 places on this course so it is vital you book your place by emailing us at: info@artbank.org.uk. Thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning the workshop is free although we will ask for a £5 contribution to cover the costs of piping material, etc.

You need to have access to a sewing machine that does a zig zag stitch and be able to bring this along to the Art Bank on 10th December. Please try and bring colourful plastic carrier bags with you too as well as any thin plastic packaging.

10.30 - 3 with a half hour break for lunch around 12.30/ 1. Food will be on sale at the Art Bank Cafe.

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

Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Venue: Glastonbury Town Hall

It's the most wonderful night of the year!
Mince pies, wines and refreshments

Tickets available from choir members or Glastonbury Tourist Information Centre (a limited number may be available)

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Christmas Tree Festival - Shepton Mallet
11th-14th December 2019

Shepton Mallet Baptist Church, Commercial Road, Shepton

Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th December - 11am to 5pm
Saturday 14th December - 10am to 1pm


Sunday 15th December - Carols around the trees at 3pm
Admission free
But any donations will be shared between the church and other local charities

 

Glastonbury Male Voice Choir's Christmas Concert
11th December 2019

8pm
Glastonbury Town Hall with mince pies and wine
Tickets from Glastonbury Tourist Information Centre 

Wells Civic Society - seasonal celebration
11th December 2019

plus BA5 awards
7.30pm
Wells and Mendip Museum 

History Club - Barton St David
11th December 2019

7.30pm
Village Hall, TA11 6BS
Kay & Bill Wych's dramatic re-interpretation of "Glastonbury after the Dissolution"
Visitors £1
All welcome
Seasonal fayre afterwards

Art Bank Acoustic - Shepton Mallet
11th December 2019

Open mic. with Bill and Maggie Johnson,
8pm (doors open at 7pm)
at Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Age UK Somerset Carol Service in Wells Cathedral
11th December 2019

11:00 - 12:00

WI Carol Service in Wells Cathedral
11th December 2019

14:30 - 15:45pm

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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Baubles and Brass with Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band
12th December 2019

7.30pm
St Thomas' Church, Wells, BA5 2UZ
£7.50 incl refreshments from parish office or on the door 

Reggae Night - Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
12th December 2019

doors open at 7pm - music at 8pm
 

Street - Choirworks
12th December 2019

Street Mission Church (Tin Church)
starting at 7pm
entry is free with all donations going to charity - Street Sings and Street Men will be performing along with Street Mens Band. 

Mid Somerset Series Carol Service in Wells Cathedral
12th December 2019

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Popular annual carol service held in the Nave.
Please can the congregation be seated by 6.45pm for processions. 

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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THE CHRISTMAS JETHRO TULL CONCERT at Wells Cathedral
13th December 2019

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

We are delighted to be hosting the Christmas Jethro Tull Concert
Over the last twelve years, Ian Anderson has performed in many of the great Cathedrals and churches in the UK helping to raise much-needed funds for their preservation. Based on a Christmas-themed concert, he features prominently the work of Jethro Tull as written and recorded by Ian since 1968. Added to this are several pieces of re-worked Classical repertoire and traditional pieces from the musical liturgy of the Church of England. Wells Cathedral’s very own choristers will also be performing at the concert. Ian says of the show, “Whether your Christmas is a secular affair of gift-giving and family gatherings or a more worshipful recognition of one of the two biggest days in the Christian calendar, join us for some uplifting Christmas spirit, music, readings and maybe even a prayer or two.” Maximum of 7 tickets per booking. No ticket returns. No filming will be allowed during the performance. BOOKING: visit website to purchase tickets. Premier Front nave seat £50 + 3.24 fee/Front /Nave seat £40.00 + 2.69 fee/Rear Nave seat £30.00 + 2.14 fee/Wheelchair tickets £30.00 + 2.14 fee.

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Light In Darkness - Cantilena Choir
13th December 2019

 A choral celebration of Christmas by music director Anthony Bevan
at St. Mary's Church, Magdalene St., Glastonbury, BA6 9EJ.
7.30pm

Tickets £12.00 (Child £1.00) from Dicketts Stationers, High Street, Glastonbury. Phone 01278 722870. or email Cantachoir1@gmail.com or on the door

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Late Night Christmas Shopping - Shepton Mallet
13th December 2019

 Late Night Christmas Shopping starting Friday 15th November until 7pm, Friday nights only, right up to 20th December 🛍🎄

You will find:

👉 Mulled Cider & mince pies in Town Street, all proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis 🍹🥧👍

👉 Shops open to buy that unique gift 🎁

👉 Cafès & restaurants open so you can choose to make it an evening out ☕️🧁🍽🍷

Come along, bring your friends & see what Shepton Mallet has to offer 👍

Look forward to seeing you all there 😉

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

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The Chapel Dance Studio presents Alice in Wonderland
13th December 2019

The story told in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Song
at Whitstone School Hall, Shepton Mallet
on 7.30pm

Free entrance, raffle and refreshments

Collection in aid of The League of Friends of Shepton Mallet Community Hospital 

Barn Dancing - Ditcheat
13th December 2019

7.30pm
Ditcheat Jubilee Hall
£4
Music by Jeroka
All welcome
Caller - Peter Bolton (01749 672911) 

Castle Cary Choir Concert
13th December 2019

7.30pm
Methodist Church, North Street, Castle Cary
£8 on the door
refreshments included
Fundraising for the church and choir 

Evercreech - Flower Demonstration: Mid Somerset Flower Club Deomstration
13th December 2019

by Nick Heal - Topic Christmas at Home
Competition Candles for Christmas
doors open at 1.30pm, 2pm demonstration starts
at Evercreech Village Hall
Home made tea and cakes
Everyone welcome  

Trash: with DJ Kayelord of Shangri-La at Art Bank, Shepton
13th December 2019

dress code: binbags
£2.99 entry 

Christmas Fayre- Evercreech
13th December 2019

 at 3.15pm
Evercreech C of E Primary School

Join us for your Christmas Fayre. This year we have handmade Christmas gifts for sale, Mulled wine and mince pies, a raffle with an amazing top prize.... plus a visit from the man himself 🎅🏼
Raffle tickets will be sent home early next week - 50p per ticket.
The items made at the craft day on 12th December will also be available for you to buy.
Come along and support the School.

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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 Leigh Road, Farm Road and Crispin Hall
Come and get into the festive spirit
Stalls, music, family entertainment and Father Christmas too!

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Father Christmas at Kilver Court
14th-15th December 2019

We're very excited that Father Christmas will be joining us for one weekend only before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for the big day! Bring your little ones along to meet Father Christmas, tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a hand-picked present. The Santa set up will take place in our magical dove cot within our beautiful gardens. Once you've seen Father Christmas, there's the Great House Christmas Room to discover and designer shopping for gifts galore - you'll find something for all the family! This weekend will host a variety of festive celebrations, exclusive offers and fun for everyone. 

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Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Jazz at Cedars Hall
14th December 2019

With Julian Joseph and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra

An album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington, recorded for the Columbia label in 1960, featured jazz interpretations of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Who else could have come up with Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes), Peanut Brittle Brigade (March) and Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy).

Join the great Julian Joseph and our resident big band for an evening of Christmas jazz magic.
at 7:00pm
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£18.00 to £29.00 

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Wells Little Theatre presents The Wind in the Willows
14th-20th December 2019

based on the book by Kenneth Graham

Box office 01749672280

Start the festive season off with a spectacular new musical version of Kenneth Graham’s classic tale. Come and enjoy the wild adventures of Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger, along with a host of animal friends! A new fun family-friendly musical by Stiles and Drew.

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Lantern Workshops - Shepton
14th December 2019

Volunteers will help you make your own willow and tissue paper lanterns. Bring battery operated LED's. Children under 16 must be supervised please. £2 for the basic kit. Light refreshments available

10am - 4pm
Paul Street Community Centre, 26 Paul Street, Shepton Mallet 

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Street’s Christmas Cracker 2019
14th December 2019

A Christmassy event, fun for all the family.
Craft and market stalls, food and drinks, musical entertainment, children's activities and children's rides all going on in the High St, Leigh Rd, Farm Rd, Crispin Hall and the Community Centre.
Come along and meet Santa and his elves in the grotto and get into the Christmas spirit!
A free event from 11am - 4pm
High St, Leigh Rd, Farm Rd, The Crispin Hall & the Community Centre, Street, Somerset BA16 0HA
Contact telephone: 01458440588

Wells Christmas Market - over 130 stalls
14th December 2019

9am - 4pm

Located at Wells Market Place and Bishop’s Palace Green

Visitors will be doubly delighted to find the traditional Wells Market operating alongside a Christmas Market on the Bishop's Palace Green, making it a must visit market in the build up to Christmas with over 100 stalls.
Locally sourced, seasonal food and drink and artisan,
handmade gifts

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Christmas at The Abbey - Glastonbury
14th-15th December 2019

Christmas Market
There will be choir performances, music, food, drink and a variety of stalls to visit

12pm to 7pm entry via Magdalene Street Gate
Visit the abbey and grounds 12pm until 4pm - Entry by donation 

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Christmas Market at Glastonbury Abbey
14th-15th December 2019

12pm to 7pm
Santa's Grotto open until 4pm 
To celebrate Christmas this year we are offering a Christmas Market in the Abbot's Kitchen field with entry via the Magdalene Street gate (opposite St. Mary's Church) or the main entrance. There will be choir performances from Street sings choir and the Avalonian free state choir, food and drink and a variety of stalls to visit.

The market starts at midday and closes at 7pm each day. Entry to the market and abbey grounds between midday and 4pm is by donation. Entry to the market after 4pm is free.

There is also the opportunity for children to meet Santa - booking is essential - find out more go to our website

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Croscombe - Christmas Market
14th December 2019

10am to 2pm
Croscombe Village Hall BA5 3RA
over 26 stalls selling hand made festive food and drink, gifts, local produce, cards, decorations and much more
Live music
Mulled wine, mince pies and lunches
free parking and entry

Glastonbury - Big Craft and Vintage Fair
14th December 2019

Town Hall, Glastonbury
10.30 - 4.30pm
A wide range of exclusive and quirky gifts, clothes, silver and jade, readings and massage.
Great refreshments and free entry
Everybody welcome

The Secret Bar: Art Bank, Shepton
14th December 2019

Dress code - smart
7 PM – 12 AM 

Wells - author talk by Nikki Copleston
14th December 2019

at Wells Library, Union Street, Wells
Award winning writer Nikki Copleston talks about her crime novels set in Wiltshire and featuring the charismatic Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln.
at 11am
Booking is required email wlslib@somerset.gov.uk 

Wells - A Christmas Carol: Wells Theatre Company
14th December 2019

will be performing a costumed reading of Dickens' atmospheric tale "A Christmas Carol" in the Undercroft of the Bishop's Palace
at 11am and 2pm
The show lasts around an hour and will involve costumed actors, musicians and carol singers bringing this timeless tale to life in a wholly unique way around the medieval pillars of the stunning ancient hall.

Fox and Phoenix Opening Party - Shepton Mallet
14th December 2019

 5 Commerical Road, BA4 5BU Shepton Mallet

at 6 PM – 1 AM

We've been open now for two months and are finally getting round to celebrating our launch :) Please join us for some food, dancing and viewing of Rowena Draper's beautiful art. They'll be a herbal cocktail bar and food served between six and eight. Dancing til one.

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Santa Trails at Rookery Farm
14th-15th December 2019

SANTA TRAIL’S most weekends Saturday & Sunday throughout December 10am - 2pm

Let’s go on a Santa hunt, Pick up a map from Greens of Mendip/Paws to Claws and go on a hunt for Father Christmas (20 pictures to find)
A little bit of fun and exercise with the family and of course dogs on leads are very welcome on this trail.
Only £2 each and a yummy prize to be collected at the end.
**sensible footwear advised**
(Prizes subject to availability)

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Wells Record and CD Fair
14th December 2019

Seager Hall, Union Street, Wells

10am to 4pm
Admission £1 all day
Every type of music - Buy! Sell! Swap!

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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Lantern Workshops - Shepton
15th December 2019

  Volunteers will help you make your own willow and tissue paper lanterns. Bring battery operated LED's. Children under 16 must be supervised please. £2 for the basic kit. Light refreshments available

10am - 4pm
Paul Street Community Centre, 26 Paul Street, Shepton Mallet

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St Peters & St Paul's Church - Candlelit Carol Service
15th December 2019

at 6pm

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Christmas Concert at Doulting
15th December 2019

by the Aldhelm's Singers and Street Men
3pm

St Aldhelm's Church, Doulting
Festive Refreshments
Free Admission
with a retiring collection in aid of The Elim Connect Centre in Wells, helping with local homeless 

Willow Ceramics Cider - Open Day
15th December 2019

Angela Morely & Martin Berkeley 

Ceramics
Contemporary Willow
Large Arches
Cider Tasting
Bottle sales
Fabulous Victorian building
11am to 4pm
at Pilton Cider, AG4 Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BY
07966008778
www.wildgardens.co.uk and www.piltoncider.com

Art Bank Voices. The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
15th December 2019

 The #ArtBank's regular Art Bank Voices night returns with a festive slice of spoken word heaven. Local scribes are welcome to add their voices to the beautiful mix with slots up to 15 minutes available. Contact James at james@artbank.org.uk to reserve your place. Christmas themed pieces are very welcome but not essential.

#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 7 with performances starting promptly at 7.30.
There will be a bar selling alcohol, coffees, teas, snacks.

*The cover photo shows some of the performers from the November Art Bank Voices evening, very ably guest-hosted by Polly Hall

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Carols in the Castle 2019 - Nunney Castle
15th-16th December 2019

 6 PM – 7 PM
Nunney Community Association proudly invites you to come and join us for Carols in the Castle, on Sunday 15 December 2019, at 18.00.

Come and join the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band singing carols under torch light. Hot drinks, torches and carol singing booklets will all be available from 17.30.

Please go to the Nunney Community Association website for more information —nunneycommunityassociation.com

Please note, there is LIMITED CAPACITY inside the castle. Once the castle capacity is reached, we will be unable to admit anyone within the castle walls.

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A fun afternoon of song and dance in Street
15th December 2019

Performances of song and dance at the Crispin Hall in Street with Topaz Dance and Crispin Hall's Kids Community Choir, to get you in the Christmas Spirit.
Two performances - 2pm and 4pm
Tickets £5 adults - children under 16 free
Buy tickets at Crispin Community Centre or online 

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OPUS ANGLICANUM: MEDIAEVAL CAROLS at Wells Cathedral
16th December 2019

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Opus Anglicanum present their atmospheric Christmas programme of wonderful medieval music and readings, Gregorian chant, and polyphony.
Experience a candlelit journey into the spiritual heart of a medieval Christmas.
Tickets: £20; available using the link below, via the Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office (01749 672773) and at the door.

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Movement for Wellbeing and Joy - Ammerdown Centre
17th December 2019

 Helena Softley's workshops are informal and great fun!
Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people?
Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal and fun way?
Then join Helena's "Movement for Wellbeing and Joy" workshops, where she will lead you in simple dance movements to all styles of music and help you experience the power of dance and self-expression.

2-3pm
Tea and coffee included
To book - call 01761 433709 - The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, BA3 5SW - email centre@ammerdown.org

£5 per session or £20 for 5!

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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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Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas 2/7 Chamber Music
18th December 2019

With Jonathan Biss

Tonight’s programme includes two of the great “middle period” works - the remarkable sonata op.31 no.2 with its strange “voice from the tomb” episodes and the explosive Appassionata Sonata op.57 which changed the trajectory of piano music for ever.

This is the second concert in Jonathan Biss’ complete Beethoven Sonata cycle, in association with the Wigmore Hall, to celebrate the forthcoming 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
at 7:00pm
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£0.00 to £23.00 

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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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Back to Terror at Shepton Mallet Prison
19th-21st December 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 take 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 19th December to 21st December
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 Mallet - Shanties and Sea Songs - Art Bank, Shepton
19th December 2019

with Neil
doors open at 7pm - music at 8pm 

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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Autumn Workshop: Women Writing Art - Hauser & Wirth
20th December 2019

10 am - 4 pm

Join writer and translator Lizzie Lloyd for an immersive day of reading, writing and discussion about key female writers in art history. Tickets are £90 and include a two-course lunch at Roth Bar & Grill.
This class is suitable for adults with little or no previous experience. All materials will be provided.
 

Late Night Christmas Shopping - Shepton Mallet
20th December 2019

 Late Night Christmas Shopping starting Friday 15th November until 7pm, Friday nights only, right up to 20th December 🛍🎄

You will find:

👉 Mulled Cider & mince pies in Town Street, all proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis 🍹🥧👍

👉 Shops open to buy that unique gift 🎁

👉 Cafès & restaurants open so you can choose to make it an evening out ☕️🧁🍽🍷

Come along, bring your friends & see what Shepton Mallet has to offer 👍

Look forward to seeing you all there 😉

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

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Hullabaloo Christmas Party
20th December 2019

5.30 - 7.30pm
Music - Disco lights
Meet Santa! (age appropriate presents)
Face painting
Stickers
Goody Bags
Glow sticks
Glitter tattoos
Christmas Tea included
Free adult buffet
Licensed Bar
Entry by ticket £16/child - under 1's free 
please call 01749 344433

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The Legendary Snake Snake Snake at the Art Bank, Shepton
20th December 2019

entry £3
doors open at 7pm
music at 8pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet 

Silly Sausage Comedy Night at The Venue, Wells
20th December 2019

promises to be real "cracker" of a night with headliners Laura Lexx - star of Live at the Apollo
Supported by Jessie Nixon, Katy Trevor, Sam Hardy, Louise Leigh, Alex Kitson and MC Heather Bryson-Banks
Tickets cost £15 in advance and you can find out more about the event and who's appearing by visiting our facebook page

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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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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Special Event - Cedars Hall
21st December 2019

Ho ho ho, it’s The Christmas Show! Gavin Lazarus and The Foxes swing their sleigh ride into town to launch the festive season as only they can! Their uplifting blend of stylish swing is a heady Yuletide tonic flavoured with the spirit of Christmas past, sprinkled with knockabout shenanigans and served warm and smooth. Expect bon viveur, soaring singers, the swingiest band, can't-sit-down dancing and that hearts-all-aglow feeling that only happens at the most wonderful time of the year.

You can book a table online, or by calling the Box Office on 01749 834483. Tables are for six or two people. Please note that other people may be sitting at a table with you if you do not book all the seats.
at 7:00pm
Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
£15.00 to £17.50 

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A Wellensian Christmas Vocal and Choral Music - St Cuthberts Church, Wells
21st December 2019

Deck the hall, trim the tree and join us in the beautiful surroundings of St Cuthbert’s Church for our third annual Christmas Concert with The Wellensian Consort.

The Consort will be performing traditional choral favourites that evoke memories of cherished Christmases past, juxtaposed with stunning contemporary arrangements to get the festive celebrations started.

Free festive refreshments after the concert from the Wellensian Association and Wells Cathedral School Foundation.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
at 8:00pm
St Cuthberts Church
£0.00 to £15.00

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Shepton Mallet Lantern Parade
21st December 2019

10th Anniversary parade
A fabulous illuminated parade from Collett Park to Shepton Mallet Market Place.

New start time -5pm to 9pm
Music provided by Jamma de Samba and The Little Big Horns, plus Shepton Mallet Ukulele Group (at the market place)
all welcome

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Wells Christmas Market - over 100 stalls
21st December 2019

 9am - 4pm

Located at Wells Market Place and Bishop’s Palace Green

Visitors will be doubly delighted to find the traditional Wells Market operating alongside a Christmas Market on the Bishop's Palace Green, making it a must visit market in the build up to Christmas with over 100 stalls.
Locally sourced, seasonal food and drink and artisan,
handmade gifts

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Wells Christmas Market - over 130 stalls
21st December 2019

9am - 4pm

Located at Wells Market Place and Bishop’s Palace Green

Locally sourced, seasonal food and drink and artisan,
handmade gifts 
Free parking

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The Art Bank Christmas Party, Shepton Mallet
21st December 2019

It's our 2nd Christmas in the Art Bank! To celebrate Shepton Mallet's majestic Lantern Parade we will once again be singing Christmas carols around the piano before the party music begins! Late licence. Free entry. 

6.30pm to 12.30am

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Wells - A Christmas Carol: Wells Theatre Company
21st December 2019

will be performing a costumed reading of Dickens' atmospheric tale "A Christmas Carol" in the Undercroft of the Bishop's Palace
at 11am and 2pm
The show lasts around an hour and will involve costumed actors, musicians and carol singers bringing this timeless tale to life in a wholly unique way around the medieval pillars of the stunning ancient hall. 

The Snowman’ & ‘Rupert and The Frog Song’ with Bath Philharmonia
21st December 2019

Bath Philharmonia brings to life Rupert the Bear’s magical adventures into the forest to discover the mysterious ‘Frog Chorus’. The title song ‘We All Stand Together’ became a massive hit for Sir Paul McCartney in the early 1980s and ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’ was the biggest selling video of 1985. Bath Philharmonia will perform George Martin’s scores live to the amazing animations for the first time ever!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Snowman and the orchestra perform Howard Blake’s score live to Raymond Briggs’ animated masterpiece for a moment of charm and beauty in the run up to the holiday season.

The perfect way for the whole family to start the festive season!

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Santa Trails at Rookery Farm
21st-22nd December 2019

SANTA TRAIL’S most weekends Saturday & Sunday throughout December 10am - 2pm
Let’s go on a Santa hunt, Pick up a map from Greens of Mendip/Paws to Claws and go on a hunt for Father Christmas (20 pictures to find)
A little bit of fun and exercise with the family and of course dogs on leads are very welcome on this trail.
Only £2 each and a yummy prize to be collected at the end.
**sensible footwear advised**
(Prizes subject to availability)

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Victorian Fayre
22nd December 2019

Come along and support your local independent market - see our facebook for latest updates and entertainment

Live Music
Street Food
Market Stalls
Fancy Dress

10am to 3pm 

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Shepton Mallet - Live Music at Art Bank, Shepton
22nd December 2019

cafe open from 10am to 4pm

Art Bank , Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AA 

St Peters & St Paul's Church - The Christmas Story by Candlelit
24th December 2019

at 4pm and then again at 6pm 

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St Peter & St Paul's Church - Midnight Communion
24th December 2019

 at 11.30pm

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St Peter & St Paul's Church - Family Communion
25th December 2019

 at 10am

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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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Boxing Day at The Club, Shepton Mallet
26th December 2019

Family day Disco and party games meet Father Christmas and members cash Draw
at The Club is open from 11am

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Electric Rooster LIVE on Boxing Day - Horse & Jockey, Binegar
26th December 2019

 5 PM – 8 PM

Join us here at The Horse and Jockey on Boxing Day from 5pm for an evening of LIVE entertainment with Electric Rooster

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Binegar's Bonkers Barrow Run!
27th December 2019

2:30 PM – 10 PM

***Supporting a charity event with BAGS*** Binegar and Gurney Slade (BAGS) have organised a festive wheelbarrow race around the village of Binegar! With friends and family, get together your Team of 4, decorate a scarecrow for your barrow and may the best Team win! There will be refreshments en route and everyone will return to The Horse and Jockey for hot food and an evening of entertainment with Open Road. ***Raising funds for The Mendip School, Shepton***

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Absolute Oasis Acoustic Set at Tramways, Wells
28th December 2019

at 7pm
Tickets £4 each and availalbe at the Tramways from 1.11.19 at 4pm

Venue: - Tramways, Wells

all proceeds from the night will be going to the Outward Bound Trust

Charity Gig at the Tramways in Wells
28th December 2019

Absolute Oasis will be playing an Acoustic set live at the Tramways, Wells,

Tickets £4 each and are now available at the Tramways
Raffle on the night - proceeds to The Outward Bound Trust

7pm
 

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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New Year Party with Dragonsfly Live and DJ Joolz at Art Bank, Shepton
31st December 2019

Come and celebrate 2020 vision at the Art Bank with the return of the amazing #Dragonsfly playing live followed by party music from DJ Joolz to help you dance your way into a brand new decade! We will have so much fun!

Dragonfly's magical music is a mix of Celtic acoustic folk-trance and Eastern dance grooves, brought to life by conscious lyrics, lush harmonies and funky instrumentals.

The infectious compelling charisma of the band will urge you into a wild and vibey yet nourishing and expansive experience. Celebratory, uplifting and life-affirming!

Tickets: £8 plus booking fee in advance/ £8 from the cafe/ £10 on the door

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New Years Eve at The Club, Shepton Mallet
31st December 2019

8 PM – 1 AM
Party the night away with PDJ Disco

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2019 NYE Party at The Horse & Jockey, Binegar
31st December 2019

 8pm to 1am

Put on your boots and your cowboy hats. Saddle up and ride on over to The Horse and Jockey for our Country and Western themed NYE party. Our very own Singer/DJ Matt Mason will take us into 2020, Down country roads, to the place we belong...

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New Year's Eve 2019 at Hawthorns, Glastonbury
31st December 2019

Doors open 8pm
Live music until late
Late evening buffet
£12.50 adv or £15 on the door

Hawthorns Hotel, 8-12 Northload Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9JJ 

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New Year's Day Walk at Stourhead
1st January 2020

11 AM – 1 PM

Stourhead National Trust, Stourton, Wiltshire BA12 6QD

Join Kim, our Head Ranger and Alan, our Garden & Estate Manager for a walk through the ancient woods and parkland. Discover how we look after this historic estate.

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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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Woodland Art for Well-Being
11th-18th January 2020

Lucy Neave and Angela Morley with Wilder Woods Well-Being programme present imaginative 2 and 3 dimensional creations using a variety of techniques and materials, including printing, stitching, charcoal drawings and wild weavings

at ACE Arts, Market Place, Somerton TA11 7NB
10am to 5pm

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Shepton Mallet Gardening Talk
14th January 2020

Fosseway Gardening Club talk by Brian Jacques on Exotic Plants at Pylle Village Hall
at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome

Celebrate the orchards - Glastonbury Tor Wassail
18th January 2020

Visit Glastonbury Tor this New Year for a celebration of our orchards.
Sing around the trees, hear stories by the fire and sample the fruit of last year's crop. Please park in the town and walk to the Tor. 
£3 for an adult and £2 for a child, advance tickets online
To help us to reduce waste, please bring your own cup and plate

1pm to 4pm

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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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80s Disco & Auction of Promises
7th February 2020

Join us for a night of 80s disco and an AUCTION OF PROMISES! More information to follow....

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Ditcheat Village Hall, Wraxall Road, Ditcheat

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Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival -
15th-16th February 2020

The Snowdrop Festival is a vibrant not-for-profit community project to plant Shepton Mallet with hundreds of thousands of snowdrop bulbs, and to restore the Allen family memorial in the town's cemetery, in order to celebrate James Allen's and the town's place in gardening history.

Market Place Shepton Mallet BA4 5AZ

A weekend of all things snowdrop. Specialist advice from snowdrop traders with a market on both Saturday and Sunday. Gardeners Question Time. Poetry and Photography competition. Children's activities. Arts and crafts. Plenty of coffee and cake from the range of cafes in the town centre. All to raise funds for the wonderful Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Project.

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market - Snowdrop Festival weekend
15th-16th February 2020

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An Introduction to PPC for small businesses
20th February 2020

 During this session, we will cover

• Introduction to PPC marketing - what is it and how does it work
• Using google adwords
• Defining goals for a PPC campaign
• Setting up a PPC campaign in google adwords - keyword research, ad copy, targeting and delivery
• Monitoring, managing and refining your PPC campaign

This session is for businesses within the Mendip District Council area, you may be charged for your place if you don't have a Mendip address. Spaces are limited - if you are unable to attend please let us know or cancel your registration ASAP.

Please note, there is no parking on site - the nearest pay & display car park is Commercial Road.

There will be a follow up drop in session on Thurs 19th March between 15:30 - 17:30 - venue TBC

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

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

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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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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
29th March 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
26th April 2020

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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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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
31st May 2020

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

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
28th June 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
26th July 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
30th August 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
27th September 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
25th October 2020

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
29th November 2020

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

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