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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

run by Somerset Age UK

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

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

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

Sofar Sounds was founded to bring back that magic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register now: 01749 671706

Free 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Festival and prize giving 15 & 16 February 2020

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Travestees Comedy Club at Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
29th January 2020

Doors open from 7.30pm
Comedy starts at 8pm
Tickets cost £10

Starring Jarred Christmas, Lloyd Griffith, Joanne McNally and Paul Deniise

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Sister Act at Strode Theatre
30th January - 1st February 2020

Crispin School presents Sister Act at Strode Theatre 

at 7.30pm

Tickets £11 via Strode Theatre box office on 01458 442846

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

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Promenade Concerts - Wells Cathedral
30th January 2020

Performances of glorious music during which the audience is encouraged to move around the open space of Wells Cathedral, cleared of all chairs, and experience the sound worlds of this extraordinary building.

"Sounds Antiphonal" The Vicars Choral and Schola Cantorum of Wells Cathedral perform beautiful antiphonal music
Conductor Jeremy Cole
Beautiful antiphonal choral music performed in hidden spaces of Wells Cathedral, taking advantage of the glorious sound-world of the Cathedral's ancient architecture.

Tickets £15
7pm
available at Wells Cathedral Shop Box office 01749 672773 or at the door 

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Six Week Writers Course with Polly Hall at Fox & Phoenix, Shepton Mallet
30th January 2020

A supportive group facilitated by Polly Hall, poet, writer and author of The Taxidermist’s Lover (Released Summer 2020).

6 week programme to include:
Inspiration: Writing Prompts
Memory: Food for your writing
Language: the words we choose
Enriching language: Metaphor & Simile
Poetry: Sharpening Up
Editing skills & Writing Practise

Testimonial: "So much material and really inspired me to get on and write my book!"

Thursdays 7 – 9pm

Jan 30 |Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | Mar 5

At Fox & Phoenix Deli Café, Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet,

£150

To book your place please email hello@pollyhall.co.uk or phone Polly on 07811 447213.

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The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines CTRM at Cedar Hall
30th January 2020

In their distinctive white helmets, the crack musicians of the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Devon represent the Royal Navy at historic and ceremonial events across the world, as well as providing support roles to its commandos in action. After leading an inspiring day of workshops with our young musicians earlier in the year, they’re back in Cedars Hall for a much-requested return visit. Don’t miss the chance to hear one of Britain’s great musical institutions performing in all its glory.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
£14-£23

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Mark Bruce Company presents Return to Heaven
30th January - 1st February 2020

Two explorers (Dane Hurst, Eleanor Duval) searching the dark mysteries of the ancient world enter a land beyond time and death; where the demons and gods they awaken unleash the gods and legacies within themselves. Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, a perilous journey ensues as the couple, trying desperately not to lose one another, must play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity.

Tickets: Adults £18, Concessions £14
7.30pm at Merlin Theatre, Frome

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U3A - Camelot Area - Speaker Brian Freeland
31st January 2020

Our next monthly meeting- speaker Brian Freeland
Subject: Around the World in Eighty Plays

Caryford Hall, Castle Cary at 2.30pm

Brian's first book was called Around the World in Eighty Plays and included anecdotes about the people, places and adventures encountered on travels with British Council theatre companies, travels which took him to forty three different countries including three residencies in the Middle East, eight tours of the Indian sub-continent, and two circumnavigations of the globe.

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

Chef Gerkins Magic mixing Machine, performed by the Dragonbird Theatre company
31st January 2020

at Crispin Hall, Street

A french chef, a magic mixing machine…what delectable delight will he create when he is visited by the fussiest of eaters...Princess Pompusknickers!

DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between parents/carers and their children.

The session starts with a short performance of a story and is followed by an interactive play session where children and grown ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

The sessions run for forty-five minutes and involve plenty of set, props, puppets, songs, dance, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, scrap and many household items.

Everyone over 4 months requires a ticket.The doors open at 10:30 and the show starts at 11am. and second show at 1pm (individual shows, so seperate events)

Refreshments are avalible after the show in our kitchen area.
 

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Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show at Bath & West Showground
1st-2nd February 2020

Come along to the 40th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show!
At a glance...

When: 1st February - 2nd February 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Adults Advance £11, Adult on the Gate £13, Children under 15 FREE

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Shepton Mallet Lantern Parade - new date
1st February 2020

A community event lighting up the winter night in the heart of beautiful Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Come to one of our weekend workshops to learn how to make your own willow and tissue paper lanterns
​Then join us and the bands on the big parade and march to the Market Place in the middle of town 

starting at 6pm
see our facebook for details

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Dave Smith and Fofoulah at Cedar Hall
1st February 2020

“A bravely adventurous new fusion band” - The Guardian
Dave Smith (Old Wellensian) is one of the UK’s great drums pioneers, as anyone who has heard him with JuJu or Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters will know. With Fofoulah he matches African rhythms against anything from rap to dance. The band includes talking-drums expert Kaw-Secka, and Batch Gueye with his chanting African vocals. Rescheduled from a weather-cancelled appearance last February, our own young musicians will also be joining Fofoulah for a life-changing collaboration.

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

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Sam Evans & friends at The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
1st February 2020

doors open at 7pm
performance at 8pm
at The Art Bank, High Stret, Shepton Mallet 

Wells - Author Talk by Children's Author - Sue Jennings
1st February 2020

at Wells Library
11.30 - 12.30pm
Sue Jenning will read extracts from her new "Moose and Mouse" series of books, followed by a simple workshop of sound, movement, colouring and puppet play for young children.
Booking is required, email wlslib@somerset.gov.uk 

Wells - History Talk
1st February 2020

Wells Natural History and Archaeological Society
2.30pm
An illustrated talk by Brian Roberts-Wray "Why birds? Why Somerset?"
The talk will explain why Brian thinks Somerset is such an outstanding ornithological environment

In Wells & Mendip Museum
Members free -Visitors £2

A Ceremony of Carols - Wells Cathedral
1st February 2020

Benjamin Britten presents A Ceremony of Carols
performed by the Choristers of Wells Cathedral
Conductor - Jeremy Cole
Ruth Faber - Harp

1.05pm
in the Lady Chapel of Wells Cathedral
Admission free
Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust

Wells - Analytical Philosophy Society
3rd February 2020

will meet in the Museum at 10.30am
The topic, introduced by Alan Hobbs, will be "Keeping Religion out of moral life and politics"
The chatty and argumentative audience is open to all.
Just turn up on the day.

Street - Art Talk: The anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
4th February 2020

Guy Rooker, retired surgeon, examines for the Arts Society Mendip how da Vinci acquired his detailed knowledge and his contribution to science. We meet at Strode Theatre, Street, BA16 0AB at 11am. 
Guests welcome
FFI Contact 01934 862435

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Kinky Boots – The Musical - at Merlin Theatre
4th-8th February 2020

7pm and 2pm

Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre, London - Kinky Boots – The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen!

With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. 

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Wells - Dementia Talk
4th February 2020

Eating Well for Dementia - talk by carers Lesley Harper, Community Dietetic Service,
at the Lawrence Centre, 37 Chamberlain Street, Wells
2.45 - 3.45pm
Refreshments plus activities for people living with dementia, feel free to bring the person you care for

More information Maggie 01749 676839 or email mcharlesworth@thelawrencecentre.org.uk 

Shepton Mallet - Window Wanderland
5th February 2020

Community Cut Out evening
7-9pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet
 

Lunchtime Concert at Cedar Hall
6th February 2020

with the Royal College of Music's PERC’M and Marta Klimasara
Uniquely among UK conservatoires, the Royal College of Music has its own percussion quartet, PERC’M, which is professionally coached, rehearses regularly and enjoys a busy performance schedule. The concert will feature the trio version of Ceci n’est pas une balle by Compagnie Kahlua, a new commission from Pablo Barrios, plus solos from Marta Klimasara.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
1.05pm
£5 tickets

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Jazz Encounters: Weather Walker with Tim Garland - Cedar Hall
6th February 2020

Tim Garland is a unique jazz polymath, playing saxes, bass clarinet and flute with Ronnie Scott’s band and then with Chick Corea which won Tim a Grammy. In 2018 Weather Walker, featuring pianist Jason Rebello, and Yuri Goloubev on bass, received five-star reviews. In their trio format, expect an enchanting mix of soaring melody, sophisticated jazz and earthy folk influences. Plus the extraordinary guest talent of South Africa’s Abel Selaocoe on cello, Thomas Gould on violin, and a group of young Wells Cathedral School string players alongside projections on the big screen.

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

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Reggae Night - Art Bank, Shepton Mallet
6th February 2020

7-9pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

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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Disco and Auction of Promises - Ditcheat
7th February 2020

All proceeds to Friends of Ditcheat School

Disco - I love the 80's

Jubilee Hall, Ditcheat
7.30pm 
£10 per person
email: friendsofditcheat@gmail.com

Tickets available at Sheptobn Mallet Tourist Centre - cash only

Joe Strouzer at Art Bank
7th February 2020

doors open at 7pm
performance 8pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet 

The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show at Bath & West Showground
8th-9th February 2020

Kicking off the show season every year, The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show in February is the biggest and best of its kind in the South West of England.
At a glance...

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £10 / Gate Price £13 / 15 & under FREE
 

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Small Steps is making.. A Big Song and Dance - Wookey Hole
8th February 2020

Mixed performing arts for all ages

3.30 pm doors and bar opens

4.00 pm show starts

Ticket Prices:Adults £10.00/ Children £5.00 (2-14yrs)
Children under 2yrs FREE – must share a seat with an adult 

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ABBA Forever - In Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
8th February 2020

‘Sweeney Entertainments presents’
ABBA Forever are recognised as one of the best live recreations of ABBA Live in Concert and theatre audiences worldwide have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world's greatest pop band.
A considerable landmark in their career was their sixth sell out theatre tour of Sweden, the home of the original super group ABBA.
In their amazing live show, the unique ABBA sound is replicated with incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding ABBA girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show.

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Wells - Messy Church
8th February 2020

Fre family event "Messy Church"
4 - 5.30pm
at Wells Vineyard Centre, Unit 2, Keward Mill Trading Estate, Jocelyn Drive BA5 1DA
book your place on 01749 679870 
or info@wellsvineyeard.com

Glastonbury - Concert:
8th February 2020

Glastonbury Town Council presents Glastonbury Brass, Glastonbury Male Voice Choir, Johnny Mars and children from local schools to launch the Johnny Mars "Dare to Dream Project"
Starts at 7pm
Tickets £10
available from the Glastonbury Information Centre - 01458 831769

Wells - Messy Church
8th February 2020

Free family event "Messy Church
4 - 5.30pm
at Wells Vineyard Centre, Unit 2, Keward Mill Trading Estate, Jocelyn Drive, Wells
to book your place on 01749 679870 or email info@wellsvineyard.com

Sideways Leap - 6 interactive workshops
8th February 2020

with Melanie Thompson, exploring contemporary art practice
8th February to 14th March
every Saturday - 10.30am to 12.30pm

Heart of the Tribe, Glastonbury
Cost £15 per workshop or £75 for all 6 in advance
To sign up or more info contact melanie by email melart55@gmail.com

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Introduction to Frame Weaving at Crispin Hall
9th February 2020

The workshop will teach you the basics principles and terminology of weaving.

am or pm session
£65
book your place on website 

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Introduction to Frame weaving - at Crispin Hall
9th February 2020

 I am delighted to be offering two workshops at Crispin Hall in Street, Somerset. There will be one workshop in the morning between 10am-1pm, and one in the afternoon between 2pm-5pm.

The cost of the workshop is £65.00. Tickets are available in advance here.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
The course price includes 3 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.

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

Tea, coffee, herbal tea and biscuits (gluten free & vegan) will be provided.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.

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

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher.

You will have the opportunity to buy your loom for £20 at the the end of the workshop, cash is preferable.

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

There will be a wide selection of materials available to you ranging from banana, hemp, linen, paper, cotton and recycled yarn to rose, mint, bamboo and flax fibres.

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

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A Celebration of Malcolm Arnold - with St Andrew's Orchestra
9th February 2020

Wells Cathedral School musician Thomas Nettle directs the St Andrew’s Chamber Orchestra in its second-ever concert, this time putting the spotlight onto Malcolm Arnold, England’s neglected genius. The programme features his incredible fifth symphony, alongside a newly-arranged suite from his incidental music for The Tempest.

Also on the programme is Façade by William Walton, Arnold’s long-time friend and occasional collaborator, featuring Steve Perring who will recite Edith Sitwell’s poems.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
3pm
Adults 25+ £10

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Wells - Oxfam Quiz
9th February 2020

at the Britannia Inn, Wells
7.30pm start
Teams of up to 6
£2.50 per team member
Raffle prizes very welcome
to book phone Terry on 01749 672342 

Frome Symphony at Cheese and Grain
9th February 2020

presents A Night at the Movies 

A concert of classic film music including James Bond, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter.

7.30pm
at Cheese and Grain, Frome
Tickets £12 adult £5 under 18

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Pylle - Garden Talk
11th February 2020

Fosseway Gardening talk: by Christopher Bond on Climbers Galore at Pylle Village Hall near Shepton Mallet at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome 

Wells - Flower demonstration
11th February 2020

Wells Floral Art Club members will welcome Pam Lewis, a National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies national and international demonstrator. Her demonstration is entitled, The World Awakes to the Sound of Spring. We meet at St Thomas Church hall, Wells at 2.15pm.

We also meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month for a practice afternoon, same time, same place

Boden Clothes Sale at Bath & West Showground
12th-13th February 2020

Join us for a midweek shop at the Boden Clothes Sale, with up to 70% off RRP!
At a glance...

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC
 

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Art Bank Acoustic- with Bill & Maggie Johnson
12th February 2020

7pm
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet - U3A - monthly speaker - Christopher Forrester
13th February 2020

"The Story of the West Country Mail Coach System" - London to Exeter via Wincanton

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

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

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JS Bach - The complete Trio Sonatas - Wells Cathedral
13th February 2020

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

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Elkie Brooks - Live in Concert at Frome Memorial Theatre
14th February 2020

at 7.30pm

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised.

Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including "Pearl's A Singer", "Lilac Wine", "Fool (If You think It's Over)", Don't Cry Out Loud" & "No More The Fool" as well as many more featured on her recent hit album "Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of"
"Still One Of The Great British Voices" The Guardian

Ticket Prices* - £29.50

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

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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.

Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm

Around the Town Centre, Market Place, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Shepton Mallet

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, Fancy dress parade. Workshops. Demonstrations. Fringe Events. Arts and crafts.
James Allen Parade
Entertainment with Street Actor and Poet Musicians
Floral Ball at Art Bank
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

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

as well as bringing our usual mix on Sunday 16th. So you can expect, along with the Festival Snowdrop experts and competitions, craft stalls, street food, gifts, clothes and more.
Some of these will be returning stalls from our events last year as well as new ones, with shops and cafes open in town to compliment the event. Free parking on Sunday 16th.

Ages: All the family, Adults, Children
Cost: Free

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ONE LOVE • (Reggae,Ska & Lovers Rock Night ) at The Club, Shepton Mallet
15th February 2020

Jamrock Caribbean Catering Presents -ONE LOVE

THE CLUB, 29 High Street Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AQ
7PM TILL LATE
MUSIC ON THE NIGHT
• LOVERS ROCK • SKA • REGGAE •

🎧 Djs Playing On The Night 🎧
🔊 DJ ZACK, 🔊 DJ PLATINUM, 🔊 GOLDSTAR MUSIK, 🎤 & A SPECIAL GUEST

TICKET PRICES - Club Members £5 or Non Members £7
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM
The Club, Shoobs.com, Minskys Barbers, Tourist information centre or Ticket delivery line 07507470506

CARIBBEAN FOOD ALSO SERVED FROM 7PM

Why Not Come Out Early & Enjoy A Taste Of The Caribbean With Deliciously Marinated Jerk Chicken, Mild Curried Mutton,Or Taste Some Authentic Jamaican Rice & Peas

BOOK A TABLE TO ENJOY YOUR MEAL BEFORE YOU PARTY OR RESERVE A TAKEAWAY MEAL TO TAKE HOME AFTER 🍽 ☎️ 07507470506

Tickets & Information 07507470506

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Baroque Masters: La Serenissima in Settecento - Cedar Hall
15th February 2020

Violinist Adrian Chandler’s acclaimed baroque ensemble offers an exclusive chance to hear a selection of the greatest 17th Century Italian instrumental music ahead of recording sessions for a new CD in Cedars Hall. The programme includes concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi, Tartini and Scarlatti plus a gorgeous sonata for recorder, two violins and continuo by Francesco Mancini featuring special guest Tabea Debus.

There will be a pre-concert talk by Adrian Chandler at 6.00pm which is free to ticket holders.

The seating for this concert is unreserved.
venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Adults 25+ adults

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Workshop: Foraged head wreath and snowdrop workshops
15th February 2020

noon to 3pm
£2 workshop
Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet 

Art Bank Floral Ball with The Model Folk Live
15th February 2020

Doors open at 7pm
live music from 9pm
late bar
at Art Bank, High Street, Shepton Mallet

Fleetwood Bac - Cheese and Grain, Frome
15th February 2020

authentically reproducing the Rumours Era
Doors 8pm
Tickets £16.50 each inc booking fee
Box office 01373 455420

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

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

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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NEW Beginners Stained glass window workshop - Light catcher at Crispin Hall
16th February - 1st March 2020

Learn how to make stained glass windows - starting out with a simple light catcher that you can make to your own design.

On this short course you will be taught how to cut glass safely, assemble using copper foil and lead came, solder, cement, patina and polish. By the end of the course you will have completed a beautiful small piece of stained glass to take home.

It would be great if you could come up with a simple design ahead of the workshop that you would like to make no larger than 8 inches by 8 inches or two smaller pieces.

This course runs over 3 sessions as follows:
Sunday 16 February 2020 1:30pm till 5:30pm
Sunday 23 February 2020 1:30pm till 5:30pm
Sunday 01 March 2020 1:30 till 5:30pm

The cost of the workshop is £125.00 (the cost includes all materials for all 3 sessions plus a booking fee)

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SomersetTRF Binegar Quarry Ride Day
16th February 2020

9:30 AM – 4 PM

This is a non-competitive event that will be suitable for trail, enduro and trial bikes .

You will need to be a paid-up TRF member and have a trials block pattern rear tyre fitted.

The event is not suitable for Juniors as there are 100 limitied entries and the venue has some very steep potential drop-offs.

We will be setting up a main loop that will be reasonably testing and then some varying more technical sub-loops coming off this main loop. The terain is a mix of woodland and disused quarry workings.
Suitable for moderate and more capable riders.

Please note we will not be issuing refunds for this event.

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Tall Tree Theatre presents - Lily and the Albatross - Merlin Theatre
18th February 2020

2pm
Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music.

The whims of the water control their daily routine but Lily finds herself gazing upwards, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets.

With the threat of the nightly storm and its whipping winds, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their old boat moving again. 

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Mary Poppins Returns - Merlin Theatre
19th February 2020

2PM
A perfect half-term musical treat starring favourites Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
 

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Street - Scam advice
19th February 2020

at Crispin Hall, High Street
10am to 12noon
Talk from Cyber Protect Officer from Avon & Somerset Constabulary and also a Friends Against Scams presentation from  Trudi Zimmer on how you can protect yourself and be safer from the topical scams.
Free and all welcome, please register as limited spaces
Contact Trudi Simmer on 07920414030 or trudi.zimmer@natwest.com

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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Nigel McIntyre and Gareth Watson presents....An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh
20th February 2020

at Frome Memorial Theatre
7.30pm

TROWEL and ERROR - TALES FROM MY LIFE ON EARTH To describe Alan as a National Treasure would not do his talents justice. A gardener, a poet, an excellent and innovative TV presenter, a writer of non-fiction and a novelist, he is an immensely creative and empathetic man. Such a richness of ability might be scary but in Alan, readers and viewers have found a friend. In fact, there is a rumour that his waxwork at Madame Tussaud's has to have lipstick smudges wiped off every fortnight! Now in 2020 - coming to a theatre near you - Alan takes to the stage, showcasing all his talents wrapped up in a bundle of glorious anecdotes and enlightening "tales from his life on earth".

Ticket Price* £26

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
20th February 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

Robin Thornes: "Mendip Mineral Railways".
Since Robin wrote his book, he has unearthed lots more railway line history. There were branch lines everywhere for stone and coal.

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

National Theatre Live - FILMED THEATRE SCREENING - Cyrano de Bergerac
20th February 2020

at 7pm, Merlin Theatre
by Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Broadcast live from the West End, London

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
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Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £10.50
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions.

Recommended: 15+

Running time: 180 mins – tbc

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Complete Beethoven String Quartets 5/6 with the Endellion String Quartet
21st February 2020

The Endellion Quartet continues its Beethoven 250th anniversary celebrations with an early quartet, op.18 no.4, and the two works which herald Beethoven’s remarkable final three years writing his other-worldly late period quartets.

First, the remarkably concentrated, almost terse, F minor quartet op.95 Serioso, and then a work of such ethereal gentleness that it seems to find Beethoven finally accepting the struggle and pain of a turbulently epic life - op.127 in E flat.

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
Tickets £13 - £21 Adults 25+
 

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2nd 2 None Driving School – Under 17s Driving Tuition
22nd February 2020

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54
 

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns
22nd February 2020

7.30pm at Merlin Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bootleg Blondie at Cheese & Grain
22nd February 2020

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

The official Blondie tribute 

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

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

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

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Royal Opera House - LIVE FILMED BALLET BROADCAST- the Cellist/Dances at a Gathering
25th February 2020

at 7.15pm in Merlin Theatre

Royal Ballet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Hound Productions presents Alright?
27th February 2020

at 7.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When: 28th February - 29th February 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £5 per person

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Glastonbury Calling 2020
28th-29th February 2020

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

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

7.30PM

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

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

Ticket Price* £25

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Roger Vignoles public masterclass at Cedar Hall
28th February 2020

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

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

 

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Wells Cathedral School Chamber Music Showcase
29th February 2020

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

The seating for this concert is unreserved.

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

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Einstein - by Pip at Merlin Theatre
29th February 2020

7.30pm

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

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

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

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

Recommended: 14+

Running time: 75 mins
 

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

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

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

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

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

venue: The Red Brick Building
2pm
£5

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

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

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

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Composers' Concert at Cedars Hall
3rd March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.30pm at Merlin Theatre

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £3 / Gate Price £5
 

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £18.00

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

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Event on the Lawn
7th March 2020

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

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

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

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

8pm
at Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
8th March 2020

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

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NEW - Embroidery workshop March 2020 at Crispin Hall
8th March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Viva BRASS at Cedar Hall
11th March 2020

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

venue: Cedars Hall - Eavis Hall
7pm
£10
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 09:30 - 15:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person
 

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

7.30PM

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

Ticket Prices* - £18

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

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

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

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ANDY PARSONS: HEALING THE NATION
14th March 2020

7.30pm, Merlin Theatre

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

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

Cert: 14+

Running time: 90 mins plus 20 mins interval
 

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Introduction to Natural dyeing - Crispin Hall
15th March 2020

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

Tickets are £130.00 and are available in advance here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

at 7.15pm at Merlin Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
19th March 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

Free refreshments at about 8.45pm

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

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

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

 West of England Game Fair

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

Doors open: 09:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Silent Disco 9 at Bocabar, Glastonbury
21st March 2020

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

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

over 18's only

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

at Merlin Theatre

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

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

and talk from expert John Suchet 

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

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

Booking office 01225 463362

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The Magic of Soul - Cedar Halls
27th March 2020

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 18:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

Mens and Womens Clothing and accessories

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
29th March 2020

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

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

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

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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

7.15pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6

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

at 8pm

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

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

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

Ticket Price* £17

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Top Hat and Tails - Cedar Halls
4th April 2020

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

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

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

7pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

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

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

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

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7
 

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

Standard Ticket prices apply.

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

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

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

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

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

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Peter Rabbit 2020 - East Somerset Railway
15th April 2020

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

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
16th April 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

Beginners Punch Needle Workshop - Crispin Hall
18th April 2020

10.30am to 1pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket Price* £21

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

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The Big Bark! at Bath & West Showground
18th April 2020

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

When: 18th April 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 16:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6
 

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Table Weaving Taster day - Crispin Hall
19th April 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

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

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
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Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54
 

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

10am to 4pm

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

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

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

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
26th April 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Family Roller Disco - Shepton Mallet
3rd May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrate VE Day at our 1940s Tea Dance!
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When: 9th May 2020

Doors open: 15:30 - 19:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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

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

The confirmation email you receive will act as your ticket.

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

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
14th May 2020

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

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

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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

8pm

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

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

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

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

The reselling of tickets will result in cancellation of booking

Ticket Price* £20

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
21st May 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

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

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

One life in the hands of 12 women.

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

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

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

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

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

Booking office 01225 463362

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Bath Festival Finale Weekend
23rd May 2020

at the Bath Recreation Ground, Bath

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

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

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

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

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

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Paddington Bear - East Somerset Railway
25th May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrate the very best of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food and Drink at the Royal Bath & West Show 2020!
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When: 28th May - 30th May 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

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

7.30pm
Merlin Theatre, Frome

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

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

The Event for Toy Enthusiasts From Across the UK!
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When: 7th June 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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

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

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £26

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

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Antique & Collectors Fair
12th-13th June 2020

Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country's premier antiques event.
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When: 12th June - 13th June 2020

Where: The Showground

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

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Collect Festival
13th-14th June 2020

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

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

Experience the excitement of driving for the first time under the careful guidance of fully qualified driving instructors!
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When: 13th June 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
17th June 2020

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

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

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £21

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

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

Come along to the Bristol Classic Car Show this Summer!
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When: 20th June - 21st June 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find a Golden Teddy ticket and claim your free ice cream!
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Glastonbury Festival Camping 2020 at Bath & West Showground
23rd-29th June 2020

Please refer to the Glastonbury Festival web site and search for Campervans and Caravans for all current booking information
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When: 23rd June - 29th June 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: Prices set by Glastonbury Festival

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

6.30pm - 8.30pm

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

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

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

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

6.30pm - 8.30pm

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

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

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
28th June 2020

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

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

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

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
2nd July 2020

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

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

Refreshments - Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £25

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

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George Egg: movable feast
3rd July 2020

7.30pm
Merlin Thestre, Frome

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

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

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

The UK’s only professional action sport and music festival is back! Featuring world class action sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX, as well as must-see music performances to get you dancing!
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When: 9th July - 12th July 2020

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Tickets from £125

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Somerstock 2020
11th July 2020

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

Look at website for current acts confirmed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Showaddywaddy at Frome Memorial Theatre
18th July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Childrens' Favourites - East Somerset Railway
18th July 2020

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

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

Traditional entertainment from Punch & Judy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When: 19th July 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
26th July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
11th August 2020

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

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.

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

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

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

Standard ticket prices apply.

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

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

Join us for one of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market!
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When: 16th August 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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

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

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


Ticket Prices* - £23.50

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

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

 29th - 31st August 2020

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

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

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

VINTAGE BUS TRIPS - Free. Each day leaving Wells Bus Station 10.30am, Shepton Mallet Cenotaph 11.00am. Hourly trips to and from Shepton Mallet throughout the day (on the hour from Shepton Mallet) with trips around Cranmore subject to demand. Depart ESR at around 4.30pm.
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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
30th August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £15.50

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

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

Join us once again for Europe's largest trucking festival!
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When: 5th September - 6th September 2020

Where: The Showground

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

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

The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show returns to the Bath and West Showground for 2020!
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When: 11th September - 13th September 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

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

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Diesel Day - East Somerset Railway
15th September 2020

A day for diesel enthusiasts!
The DMU will run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm.

Standard ticket prices apply.

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

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
16th September 2020

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

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes. 

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Charterhouse Classic Car Auction
16th September 2020

A highlight in the classic car enthusiast's calendar, the Charterhouse Classic Car Auctions catalogue ranges from Renault to Rolls Royce
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When: 16th September 2020

Where: The Showground

Admission: Catalogues available on the door priced £7

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th September 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

Antique & Collectors Fair
18th-19th September 2020

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

When: 18th September - 19th September 2020

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

When: 26th September - 27th September 2020

Doors open: 10:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Adult £3 / Gate Price £5

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
27th September 2020

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

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

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

Doors open: 08:30 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When: 11th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
15th October 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

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

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

When: 15th October - 17th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £6

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

 7.30pm
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN - Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, 'Gary Mullen and the Works' have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

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

Ticket Prices* - £23 Concessions £22

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

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

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

When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 10:00 - 16:15

Where: The Showground

Admission: From £54

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Autojumble
24th October 2020

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

When: 24th October 2020

Doors open: 09:30 - 15:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £3 per person
 

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Shepton Mallet Sunday Market
25th October 2020

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

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Toy & Train Collectors Fair
25th October 2020

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

When: 25th October 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person

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

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

Ticket Prices* - £24.50

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

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Westfest 2020
31st October 2020

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

Doors open: 19:00 - 06:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: TBC
 

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

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

Doors open: 09:00

Where: The Showground

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

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Antique & Collectors Fair
14th-15th November 2020

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

When: 14th November - 15th November 2020

Where: The Showground

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

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group - AGM
19th November 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

with a mystery speaker to follow

free refreshments at about 8.45pm

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open: 10:00 - 17:00

Where: The Showground

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

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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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Giant Flea Market
29th November 2020

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

When: 29th November 2020

Doors open: 09:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4.50 per adult, accompanied children free
 

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
17th December 2020

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

free refreshements at about 8.45pm

Toy & Train Collectors Fair
20th December 2020

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

When: 20th December 2020

Doors open: 10:30 - 14:30

Where: The Showground

Admission: £4 per person
 

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Old Bowlish House - Historic Tours
21st December 2020

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

Refreshments: Tea or coffee and home-made cakes.  

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Shepton Mallet Local History Group
21st January 2021

meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Salvation Army

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

free refreshemnts at 8.45pm