Events


Event Location Event Details Date Time Price
Health Walk Standerwick Orchard, Village Green, Broadway The Broadway Helath Walking Group will be out walking and boosting their health. Back by 11am for a coffee or chilled drink 17/07/2018 9.30am to 11am Free
IT Advice Drop-In Session Methodist Church Hall, Horton The Horton Computer Hub are inviting people with IT problems to bring their iPads, tablets, laptops and mobile phones. They charge £2 for a 2-hour session and for this you will be allocated a tutor to help with anything new that you wish to learn. They can also help identify and resolve specific problems you may have with your computer, tablet or smartphone and show you new and interesting software to keep your computer working safely and well. Refreshments are included in the fee. Contact Sue Parsons on 01460 54581. 17/07/2018 2.30pm to 4.30pm £2
"World Wild Life Conservation" with Dawn Lawrence Village Hall, Barrington Barrington & District Gardening Society meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments. This month's guest speaker is Dawn Lawrence. We welcome new members and visitors who share a passion for gardening. You wil be sure of a warm reception, an interesting talk AND tea/coffee and biscuits. Membership is just £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting. For further information please contact Robin Le Clercq on 01460 54691. 17/07/2018 7.45pm Membership is £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting
Barn Dance Village Hall Bishopswood Buckland School is hosting the barn dance 17/07/2018 7.30pm to 11.30pm Tickets are £10
Honiton Gate to Plate High Street, Honiton Celebrating East Devon's finest food and crafts. Free entry to over 60 quality stalls. Live music from the Honiton Town Band. Come and experience the very best of local food and drink. 18/07/2018 9am to 4.30pm Free entry
Two Gentlemen of Verona Dillington House, Ilminster To celebrate the birth of the Taunton Thespians in 1928, and the ninety nifty years in which they have entertained Taunton, this high octane, high energy production of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be set in the “Roaring” Twenties. What a great reason for a party - and what a party! Think flappers, think jazz, think decadence… Cue Valentine and Proteus, the two aforementioned gents, who step into this gloriously exciting, decadent, hopeful and hedonistic new era. (Well, it was if you were one of the lucky wealthy and aristocratic few). All absolutely ducky, until one tries to steal the other’s fiancée from under his nose. What happens next? Well, you’ll have to come along to one of our performances, set in stunning venues around the county on balmy July evenings. This engaging and heart-warming comedy tells a tale of deception, treachery, lies, banishment, flight, pursuit, disguise and All Manner of Dastardly Deeds. (Oh, and there’s a dog too. He’s called Crab.) One of Shakespeare’s most charming and least performed comedies, draped in gorgeous period costumes and set to lively Jazz Age music. Bring friends, chairs and a picnic, and prepare for Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before – absolutely the cat's meow, darling. (But don’t tell Crab…) Tickets are valid for any performance. For full list of dates and venues and further details visit: www.tauntonthespians.org.uk. Remember it is an outdoor performance: please bring seats or rugs and warm clothes 18/07/2018 7.30pm Adults £12 and students/under16s and unwaged £5
Quiz Night The Stonemasons, Ilminster The quiz runs from 7.30 every Wednesday. The entry is £1 per person and we accept teams of all ages up to a maximum of six people per team. Half our weekly takings go towards the teenage cancer Trust, with the other half going into our increasing weekly joker prize. The team with the most points by the end o the quiz is given a chance to pull the joker prize, (a lucky dip), and if unsuccessful will win a £25 voucher for use in The Stonemasons. 18/07/2018 7.30pm £1 per person
Chattabox Broadway Hill Methodist Church You are invited to join this weekly coffee group of like-minded people who enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee. The group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm 19/07/2018 11am to 12pm Free
Stepping Stones' Bridging the Gap between the Ages. Hazelwell Lodge, Ilminster An intergenerational project between the residents of Hazelwell Residential Home and pre-school children and their carers. Young children and older people love to spend time together and research suggests that this is beneficial for both. Our fun sessions include a mixture of play, music, songs,art and games where everyone is included and encouraged to interact together. Times: 1.30 Dates:7th and 21st June and 5th and 19th July. If you are interested in being part of this project pre-booking is required or for more information please contact Emma Thompson, Children and Families Life Leader (The Minster Church, Ilminster) 07814420977 emmacatsmile@gmail.com or Alice Monkton, Hazelwell Activities Co-ordinator alice@hazelwell.co.uk 01460 52760. Please ensure you let us know if you wish to attend. 19/07/2018 1.30pm to 2.30pm Free
"Darkest Hour" Village Hall, Horton The Horton Film Club is offering a local, affordable and a quality cinema experience for all in our community. Films are shown in Horton Village Hall with doors opening for members at 7:00pm and non members being welcome from 7:15pm. Members pay £24 for 11 films and non members pay £5 per film 19/07/2018 7pm for members and 7.15pm for non members Members pay £24 for 11 films and non members pay £5 per film
Quiz Night Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Quiz in aid of the Ilminster Town Football Club. 20/07/2018 7.30pm Not available
John Lawson's Circus Recreation Ground, Ilminster 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of British circus. And here at John Lawson’s Circus our season is underway with all the thrills and spills you would expect from the UK’s favourite family Circus. We will be visiting over 50 venues throughout our season, so thats over 50 times we have to ” build up and pull down ” the Big Top so as you can imagine we work like a well oiled machine ( well most of the time!!!), All the artistes and staff help with the Big Top and moving our little village around the country plus performing in the ring and making candy floss, popcorn,hot dogs ect, when you work on a small circus you have to be multi talented and we all pitch in with the day to day logistics, so when you watch our show just remember the beautiful girl high in the roof of the Big Top will also be the girl who was up at 6am driving a lorry to our next venue ( with no make up on!!!) or the Clown who makes you laugh will also be swinging a sledge hammer to drive the 5ft stakes into the ground to secure the Big Top, But no matter how hard the work or how long the days we wouldnt change a thing. So leave the hard work to us and sit back and enjoy the wonderful entertainment that is John Lawson’s Circus. Heres to the next 250! 20/07/2018 7pm Adults £12, Children and Seniors £10
Erdem Misirlioglu on Piano Ilminster Arts Centre In 2006 Erdem was a prizewinner in the International Rachmaninov for Young Pianists and was awarded the Keyboard Instrument Prize 2006 and the Principal's prize in 2008. in 2011, he was awarded the first prize in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's intercollegiate piano competition. 20/07/2018 7pm for pre-concert supper with concert at 8pm. Concert tickets £15 and Pre-concert supper tickets £15
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 21/07/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
Charity Coffee Morning Little Close, Buckland St Mary TA20 3QZ There is a coffee morning at Lucinda Wood's house in Buckland St Mary. All proceeds to the Air Ambulance. Raffle, cake stall and beautiful views of the Blackdown hills! 21/07/2018 10am Donations
Table Top Sale Whitelackington Village Hall TA19 9EF A variety of stalls selling new and used items. Refreshments available. For information contact Dawn Carby 01460 55606. 21/07/2018 10am to 1pm Free entry
Somerset Steam and Country Show Low Ham, Nr Langport TA10 9DR As the premier event in the county, with over 20 magnificent Steam Traction Engines and hundreds of Vintage and Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicle, Tractors and Motorcycles, the event is a must for any enthusiast, with Funfair, Trade Stands, Children’s Play Area and Arena Displays there is plenty to entertain all the family! With a great variety of catering on site, together with Licensed Bars, Disco and Live Bands a weekend camping or caravanning is not to be missed. The public camping and caravan site is adjacent to the main show site with a great view over superb countryside, but visitors may come and go as they wish so can take advantage of other near-by attractions during a stay with us. Water and toilets are provided. Pitches for caravans or tents cost only £10 per night if booked in advance. A special concessionary weekend rate for show entry is also available to advanced campers. This allows entry on all three days for just £17.00 per Adult. Children under 16 years free! (admission otherwise Adults £10 and Children under 16 years Free on Saturday and Sunday). We hope to see you at the show. Please complete the attached application and return it with your cheque made payable to “Somerset Traction Engine Club” and a stamped addressed envelope to: Ms D. Hoggart, 50 Colombo Crescent, Weston Super Mare, BA23 4QA Arrival instruction and confirmation will be sent out two weeks prior to the show. 21/07/2018 9am to 5pm Adults £10, Seniors £9 and children under 16 free. Special weekend ticket $17
John Lawson's Circus Recreation Ground, Ilminster 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of British circus. And here at John Lawson’s Circus our season is underway with all the thrills and spills you would expect from the UK’s favourite family Circus. We will be visiting over 50 venues throughout our season, so thats over 50 times we have to ” build up and pull down ” the Big Top so as you can imagine we work like a well oiled machine ( well most of the time!!!), All the artistes and staff help with the Big Top and moving our little village around the country plus performing in the ring and making candy floss, popcorn,hot dogs ect, when you work on a small circus you have to be multi talented and we all pitch in with the day to day logistics, so when you watch our show just remember the beautiful girl high in the roof of the Big Top will also be the girl who was up at 6am driving a lorry to our next venue ( with no make up on!!!) or the Clown who makes you laugh will also be swinging a sledge hammer to drive the 5ft stakes into the ground to secure the Big Top, But no matter how hard the work or how long the days we wouldnt change a thing. So leave the hard work to us and sit back and enjoy the wonderful entertainment that is John Lawson’s Circus. Heres to the next 250! 21/07/2018 2pm and 5pm Adults £12, Children and Seniors £10
Frogmary's Summer Party Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton TA13 5DJ Live music with IOUs, cracking food and fully stocked bar. Tickets includes hog roast and salads plus Eton Mess. Also Tree Climb Adventures. Buy tickets online at www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk, at the farm or by calling 01460 249758 21/07/2018 7pm to 12am £12.50
The Buckland Bolt Buckland St Mary School This is a 2km fun run. Participants can register on the day. The event will finish with an adult 10km cross country run through the Blackdown Hills 22/07/2018 10am Not available
Open Garden Badbury Dairy House, Isle Abbots TA3 6RS This is one of seven the Somerset's Wildlife Gardens showcase. Helen Toon is opening her garden to fund raise for the Wild Life Trust. 22/07/2018 12pm to 3pm £4
John Lawson's Circus Recreation Ground, Ilminster 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of British circus. And here at John Lawson’s Circus our season is underway with all the thrills and spills you would expect from the UK’s favourite family Circus. We will be visiting over 50 venues throughout our season, so thats over 50 times we have to ” build up and pull down ” the Big Top so as you can imagine we work like a well oiled machine ( well most of the time!!!), All the artistes and staff help with the Big Top and moving our little village around the country plus performing in the ring and making candy floss, popcorn,hot dogs ect, when you work on a small circus you have to be multi talented and we all pitch in with the day to day logistics, so when you watch our show just remember the beautiful girl high in the roof of the Big Top will also be the girl who was up at 6am driving a lorry to our next venue ( with no make up on!!!) or the Clown who makes you laugh will also be swinging a sledge hammer to drive the 5ft stakes into the ground to secure the Big Top, But no matter how hard the work or how long the days we wouldnt change a thing. So leave the hard work to us and sit back and enjoy the wonderful entertainment that is John Lawson’s Circus. Heres to the next 250! 22/07/2018 2pm Adults £12, Children and Seniors £10
Somerset Steam and Country Show Low Ham, Nr Langport TA10 9DR As the premier event in the county, with over 20 magnificent Steam Traction Engines and hundreds of Vintage and Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicle, Tractors and Motorcycles, the event is a must for any enthusiast, with Funfair, Trade Stands, Children’s Play Area and Arena Displays there is plenty to entertain all the family! With a great variety of catering on site, together with Licensed Bars, Disco and Live Bands a weekend camping or caravanning is not to be missed. The public camping and caravan site is adjacent to the main show site with a great view over superb countryside, but visitors may come and go as they wish so can take advantage of other near-by attractions during a stay with us. Water and toilets are provided. Pitches for caravans or tents cost only £10 per night if booked in advance. A special concessionary weekend rate for show entry is also available to advanced campers. This allows entry on all three days for just £17.00 per Adult. Children under 16 years free! (admission otherwise Adults £10 and Children under 16 years Free on Saturday and Sunday). We hope to see you at the show. Please complete the attached application and return it with your cheque made payable to “Somerset Traction Engine Club” and a stamped addressed envelope to: Ms D. Hoggart, 50 Colombo Crescent, Weston Super Mare, BA23 4QA Arrival instruction and confirmation will be sent out two weeks prior to the show. 22/07/2018 9am to 5pm Adults £10, Seniors £9 and children under 16 free. Special weekend ticket $17
Train and Turntable Day Yeovil Junction, Stoford BA22 9UU For information go to www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com or phone 01935 410420. 22/07/2018 10am to 4pm Adults: £7.00 Kids: £3.50 Under 5s: Free
Retro Vintage Classic Vehicle Meet The Old Stage Coach, Station Road, Crewkerne TA18 8AL The Meet is held every 3rd Sunday from April to September. For enquiries call Darren on 07798 802102 after 7pm. For more details and updates go to @OldStageCoach. 22/07/2018 Not available Free entry
Music Bugs Taunton Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Our very popular Summer Holiday Sessions are back and bookings for the following sessions are being taken now. Classes are suitable from birth to 5 years and older siblings are welcome too. The cost for all 5 sessions is £21.50 per family or £4.50 per session (you do not have to book all 5 sessions to attend). To book, please message me on Facebook or email: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk Week 1: Music Bugs does Bake Off! Week 2: Bugs and Bunnies Week 3: We’re going on Safari Week 4: Aliens verses Super Hero’s Weeks 5: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! 🌞 Monday: - Archie Gooch Pavillion ILMINSTER Dates: 23rd July, 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August 9:40 Family Bugs (mixed ages) 10.30am Family Bugs (mixed ages) 11.20am Baby Bugs (0-first steps) 23/07/2018 9.30am to 12pm See event details
Summer Suites St James Church, Taunton Taunton Sinfonietta presents Suites for a summer evening by Ireland and Nielsen, Bartok's Rumanian Dances and the ever popular Romance from "The Gadfly" by Shostakovich. Mary Eade, Anna Cockroft and Tina Bennett are soloists in JS Bach's Concerto for 3 violins. . Tickets from Taunton Visitor Centre 01823 340470 or onlin at www.tauntonsinfonietta.org.uk 23/07/2018 7.30pm Full price ticket £15, Friends £12 and Students £1
Health Walk Standerwick Orchard, Village Green, Broadway The Broadway Helath Walking Group will be out walking and boosting their health. Back by 11am for a coffee or chilled drink 24/07/2018 9.30am to 11am Free
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 25/07/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
Quiz Night The Stonemasons, Ilminster The quiz runs from 7.30 every Wednesday. The entry is £1 per person and we accept teams of all ages up to a maximum of six people per team. Half our weekly takings go towards the teenage cancer Trust, with the other half going into our increasing weekly joker prize. The team with the most points by the end o the quiz is given a chance to pull the joker prize, (a lucky dip), and if unsuccessful will win a £25 voucher for use in The Stonemasons. 25/07/2018 7.30pm £1 per person
Chattabox Broadway Hill Methodist Church You are invited to join this weekly coffee group of like-minded people who enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee. The group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm 26/07/2018 11am to 12pm Free
Summer Fair Forde Abbey Set in the beautiful grounds of Forde Abbey, the annual charity Summer Fair has something for every member of the family (and your dog too!) It’s a lovely day out for all the family with classic cars on display, model boats, a dog show, scurry and flyball, falconry displays on horseback, a fun fair, fly fishing, a food court, lots of fabulous street food and so much more besides!. The Fair will be open from 11am to 4pm with free parking and allocated parking for registered disabled Blue Badge visitors. Dogs are very welcome on a short lead. Stallholders: There are no more spaces for stand holder’s pitches in the Shopping Village. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please email Josie in the office on: josie@fordeabbey.co.uk Also, all Food/Drink Avenue stand holder’s pitches have now be allocated for this year.Admission Prices 2018: IN ADVANCE – ON LINE OR FROM THE GIFT SHOP • Adult £6.00 – BUY TICKETS • Children (5-15) £2 – BUY TICKETS • Children under 5 Free • Family Ticket £14 (2 adults & up to 3 children) – BUY TICKETS ON THE GATE • Adult £8.00 • Children (5-15) 2.50 • Children under 5 Free • Family Ticket £20 (2 adults & up to 3 children) Reduced-price advance-purchase tickets will be available to buy online or in person from our Shop from 1st June until 25th July. Please note that the Fair is held in aid of charity, so no membership cards or any other offers may be used for this event. 26/07/2018 11am to 4pm See event details
A tribute to John Coltrane played by GILD ATZMON and his ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE Ilminster Arts Centre John Coltrane was perhaps the most famous of the modern jazz saxophonists, and Gilad Atzmon is probably the best man to play him a tribute gig. A truly remarkable saxophone player who has built himself a rock solid reputation over the last fifteen years or so as an outstanding performer in the UK modernist field. He is very heavily in demand and is recognised as the hardest working musician on the current jazz scene, with a gig diary as full as anyone, including Alan Barnes ! ! The Ensemble incorporates pianist Frank Harrison, Bassist Yaron Stavi and drummer Eddie Dick. 26/07/2018 Pre-booked supper 7pm and show at 8pm Tickets £16 (£31 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Crewkerne RFC Youth Rugby Summer Camp Henhayes, Crewkerne For boys and girls (ages 6 - 12 years) Limited numbers so book early. The children are asked to bring drinks and sun cream, trainers, shorts and T-shirt or track suit bootoms and rain coat weather depending. For more information contact Simon Shackleford on 07464 632081 or email simon.shackleford@btinternet.com 27/07/2018 9am to 4pm £10
Crewkerne RFC Youth Rugby Summer Camp Henhayes, Crewkerne For boys only (ages 14-15 years). Limited numbers so book early. The children are asked to bring drinks and sun cream, trainers, shorts and T-shirt or track suit bootoms and rain coat weather depending. For more information contact Simon Shackleford on 07464 632081 or email simon.shackleford@btinternet.com 28/07/2018 10am to 12pm £5
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 28/07/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
The Gibbins Family in Concert Minster Church, Ilminster Ilminster Friends of the Bible Society invite you to come and hear The Gibbins Family in concert. Come and bring your firends and family for a joyful happy evening. There will be a retiring collection for the Bible Society. 28/07/2018 7pm Free entry with retiring collection
The Greatest Showman (PG rated) Outdoor Cinema, Archie Gooch Pavilion Experience The Greatest Showman at the outdoor cinema in Ilminster this summer and help raise funds towards repairing the pavilion car park. Bring along your friends, picnic, seating and blanket and enjoy one of the best sing-alongs produced. If there was ever a film made to enjoy with your friends at the cinema under the stars is has to be The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron. It is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. With spectacular visuals and songs, and an album that has had one of the longest runs at Number 1 in UK chart history This is likely to sell out, don't leave it late. Guarantee your entry ticket and save money by booking in advance now !. To book go to www.Starlight-Cinema.co.uk. 28/07/2018 Doors open at 7.15pm for 9.15pm Adult £11.95 and Under 15s £8.95
Flower Show Tithe Barn, Cotley, Wambrook, Nr Chard TA20 3EP For details go to www.wambrookparishchurch.com or call 01460 239429. 29/07/2018 2.30pm Not available
Open Gardens Combe St Nicholas Residents of Combe St Nicholas are opening their gardens to the public. maps can be obtained from the village hall or Alterhay House for a cost of £5. There are approximately 20 gardens open for the event with all profits going to the village hall improvement fund. 29/07/2018 11am to 5pm £5
Quiz Night Bowling and Tennis Club, Ilminster For teams of up to 5 people. In aid of the Ilminster carnival Committee. 29/07/2018 7.30pm Entry £1 per person
The Modern Guitar Trio Dillington House, Ilminster Roland Chadwick, Roland Gallery, Vincent Lindsey-Clark programme features the Trio’s acclaimed compositions This concert is part of the Twenty Fourth Dillington Classical Guitar Festival running each evening from Sunday 29 July - Thursday 2 August. Tickets (per concert) £12 (under 18s £6) Festival Season Ticket £50 Pre-concert suppers available at £25 All concerts start at 8.00pm Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners 29/07/2018 8pm Adults £12 Under 18s £6
Music Bugs Taunton Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Our very popular Summer Holiday Sessions are back and bookings for the following sessions are being taken now. Classes are suitable from birth to 5 years and older siblings are welcome too. The cost for all 5 sessions is £21.50 per family or £4.50 per session (you do not have to book all 5 sessions to attend). To book, please message me on Facebook or email: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk Week 1: Music Bugs does Bake Off! Week 2: Bugs and Bunnies Week 3: We’re going on Safari Week 4: Aliens verses Super Hero’s Weeks 5: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! 🌞 Monday: - Archie Gooch Pavillion ILMINSTER Dates: 23rd July, 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August 9:40 Family Bugs (mixed ages) 10.30am Family Bugs (mixed ages) 11.20am Baby Bugs (0-first steps) 30/07/2018 9.30am to 12pm See event details
Graham Devine - Guitar Virtuoso Dillington House, Ilminster Works by Bach and music inspired by Bach. This concert is part of the Twenty Fourth Dillington Classical Guitar Festival running each evening from Sunday 29 July - Thursday 2 August. Tickets (per concert) £12 (under 18s £6) Festival Season Ticket £50 Pre-concert suppers available at £25 All concerts start at 8.00pm Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners 30/07/2018 8pm Adults £12 Under 18s £6
Copenhagen Guitar Duo - Baroque to Brazil Dillington House, Ilminster Alan Sjolin, Martin Buono Music by Bach, Scarlatti and Brazilian composers This concert is part of the Twenty Fourth Dillington Classical Guitar Festival running each evening from Sunday 29 July - Thursday 2 August. Tickets (per concert) £12 (under 18s £6) Festival Season Ticket £50 Pre-concert suppers available at £25 All concerts start at 8.00pm Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners 31/07/2018 8pm Adults £12 Under 18s £6
Quiz Night The Stonemasons, Ilminster The quiz runs from 7.30 every Wednesday. The entry is £1 per person and we accept teams of all ages up to a maximum of six people per team. Half our weekly takings go towards the teenage cancer Trust, with the other half going into our increasing weekly joker prize. The team with the most points by the end o the quiz is given a chance to pull the joker prize, (a lucky dip), and if unsuccessful will win a £25 voucher for use in The Stonemasons. 01/08/2018 7.30pm £1 per person
Branco Stoysin - Above the Clouds Dillington House, Ilminster Branco Stoysin with special guest Peter Rueffer. Featuring Branco's lyrical compositions inspired by the folkmusic of his native Serbia. This concert is part of the Twenty Fourth Dillington Classical Guitar Festival running each evening from Sunday 29 July - Thursday 2 August. Tickets (per concert) £12 (under 18s £6) Festival Season Ticket £50 Pre-concert suppers available at £25 All concerts start at 8.00pm Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners 01/08/2018 8pm Adults £12 Under 18s £6
Pelleas Ensemble Ilminster Arts Centre The ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011. Playing with 'verve and polish' (The Times), they recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society's Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award, and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League Competition. Olvier Wass (harp), Luba Tunnicliffe (viola) and Henry Roberts (flute). 03/08/2018 7pm for pre-concert supper with concert at 8pm. Concert tickets £15 and Pre-concert supper tickets £15
The Birmingham Blues Brothers The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster For one night only come and see one of the UK's Best Blues Brothers Tributes. For tickets call on 01460 52108. Basket meals available from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. www.shrubberyhotel.com. 03/08/2018 8pm to 12am Advance tickets £5 and on the door £7.50
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 04/08/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
Produce Market Market House, Ilminster The Ilminster Forum first Saturday of the month produce market. For more information or to book a pitch (£5) contact Emma Jane on 01460 290 080. 04/08/2018 8.30am to 12pm Free entry
Coffee Morning All Saints Church, Isle Brewers Join us for coffee. 04/08/2018 10.30am to 12pm Free
Barrington & District Gardening Society Vegetable and Craft Show Village Hall, Barrington Details to follow. In the meantime contact Robin Le Clercq on 01460 54691. 04/08/2018 2pm Not yet available
Quiz Night Yeovil Conservative Club, 12 Kingston Street TA20 2QL In aid of Radio Camelot the hospital radio of Yeovil District Hospital. £6 per team of 4 (light refreshments included). For details ring 01935 384499. 04/08/2018 7.30pm for 8pm £6 per team
Music Bugs Taunton Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Our very popular Summer Holiday Sessions are back and bookings for the following sessions are being taken now. Classes are suitable from birth to 5 years and older siblings are welcome too. The cost for all 5 sessions is £21.50 per family or £4.50 per session (you do not have to book all 5 sessions to attend). To book, please message me on Facebook or email: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk Week 1: Music Bugs does Bake Off! Week 2: Bugs and Bunnies Week 3: We’re going on Safari Week 4: Aliens verses Super Hero’s Weeks 5: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! 🌞 Monday: - Archie Gooch Pavillion ILMINSTER Dates: 23rd July, 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August 9:40 Family Bugs (mixed ages) 10.30am Family Bugs (mixed ages) 11.20am Baby Bugs (0-first steps) 06/08/2018 9.30am to 12pm See event details
THE "SWINGINGEST" LITTLE BAND IN THE LAND THE DIME NOTES Ilminster Arts Centre This band digs back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920's New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era. Fronted by Chris Barber's long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the London jazz scene and American pianist Andrew Oliver, a recent arrival to the UK, the band is anchored by an unstoppable pulse from London's finest rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie, and the bass chair is occupied by native Londoner Tom Wheatley, in demand across many genre boundaries with his huge sound and stylistic versatility. 10/08/2018 Pre-booked supper 7pm and show at 8pm Tickets £17 (£32 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 11/08/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
Horton Flower Show Village Hall, Horton This is the 55th annual flowere show. Information about the event, including entry forms for the flowere show and schedule are available from Horton Post Office. Admission is free. Donations would be appreciated and can be made at the door 11/08/2018 2pm Free
Open Air Theatre Mildney Manor, Drayton, Langport TA10 0LU The Pantaloons perform The Importance of Being Ernest. Bring a picnic. Prosecco and Pimms Bar available. The Pantaloons are a well known young, vibrant and very popular travelling theatre company that perform all over the country we are very excited about them performing here at Midelney. More details to follow nearer the time. 11/08/2018 TBA £16
Black Tie and Gown Charity Fundraising Dinner Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster Helping the Ilminster Community with a new community defibrillator and supporting the British Heart Foundation. Reception arrival drinks at 7.30pm with 3 course dinner at 8pm followed by evening entertainment at 9.30pm. Carriages at 1am. For bookings telephone 01460 52108. 11/08/2018 7.30pm to 1am £30
Music Bugs Taunton Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Our very popular Summer Holiday Sessions are back and bookings for the following sessions are being taken now. Classes are suitable from birth to 5 years and older siblings are welcome too. The cost for all 5 sessions is £21.50 per family or £4.50 per session (you do not have to book all 5 sessions to attend). To book, please message me on Facebook or email: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk Week 1: Music Bugs does Bake Off! Week 2: Bugs and Bunnies Week 3: We’re going on Safari Week 4: Aliens verses Super Hero’s Weeks 5: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! 🌞 Monday: - Archie Gooch Pavillion ILMINSTER Dates: 23rd July, 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August 9:40 Family Bugs (mixed ages) 10.30am Family Bugs (mixed ages) 11.20am Baby Bugs (0-first steps) 13/08/2018 9.30am to 12pm See event details
ANNIKA SKOOGH sings and her quartet plays a tribute to ANITA O'DAY Ilminster Arts Centre South American born Annika has been singing with her quartet for a good few years and has a widespread reputation for her adventurous approach to her various styles which encompass jazz, gospel, and soul music. Tonight, accompanied by guitarist Mike Eaves, Jim Rintoul and Coach York, she will be singing many of the songs made famous by that wonderfully swinging personality of the jazz past, ANITA O'DAY. An evening of jazz nostalgia, see above, Anita's never forgotten "big hat" photo, taken at the 1958 Newport jazz festival, which made her one of the most famous faces in jazz and established her as a world leader amongst popular vocalists. 17/08/2018 Pre-booked supper 7pm and show at 8pm Tickets £16 (£31 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 18/08/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
Yesterday's Farming Dillington Park Estate, Ilminster There will be an extra large working exhibit section with vintage and classic cars; tractors; horticultural and waggons; horses ploughing; harvesting and combining; rare breeds. On Sunday there will be a Family Dog Show and on the Saturday an auction. Catering and bar will be available. Also a craft marquee, steam engines and many more working exhibits.For more information go to www.yesterdaysfarming.co.uk 18/08/2018 All day Adults £8, Children £5 and Seniors £7
Somerset Unsigned Festival Chard Rugby Club Somerset's Unsigned is returning for its third year. There will be two stages - a main stage marquee and an acoustic one - as well as drinks for adults and fairground rides and children's attractions. The headline act is Shoot The Moon. The event is supporting NSPCC. To buy tickets visit seetickets.com. 18/08/2018 12pm to 11pm Adults £11 and U16s £5.50
Retro Vintage Classic Vehicle Meet The Old Stage Coach, Station Road, Crewkerne TA18 8AL The Meet is held every 3rd Sunday from April to September. For enquiries call Darren on 07798 802102 after 7pm. For more details and updates go to @OldStageCoach. 19/08/2018 Not available Free entry
Yesterday's Farming Dillington Park Estate, Ilminster There will be an extra large working exhibit section with vintage and classic cars; tractors; horticultural and waggons; horses ploughing; harvesting and combining; rare breeds. On Sunday there will be a Family Dog Show and on the Saturday an auction. Catering and bar will be available. Also a craft marquee, steam engines and many more working exhibits.For more information go to www.yesterdaysfarming.co.uk 19/08/2018 All day Adults £8, Children £5 and Seniors £7
Munch Café Church Minster Rooms, Ilminster Every 3rd Sunday join us for a very informal family breakfast, worship, craft and games time in the Minster Rooms from 10am to 11.30am. 20/08/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
Music Bugs Taunton Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster Our very popular Summer Holiday Sessions are back and bookings for the following sessions are being taken now. Classes are suitable from birth to 5 years and older siblings are welcome too. The cost for all 5 sessions is £21.50 per family or £4.50 per session (you do not have to book all 5 sessions to attend). To book, please message me on Facebook or email: lianne@musicbugs.co.uk Week 1: Music Bugs does Bake Off! Week 2: Bugs and Bunnies Week 3: We’re going on Safari Week 4: Aliens verses Super Hero’s Weeks 5: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! 🌞 Monday: - Archie Gooch Pavillion ILMINSTER Dates: 23rd July, 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August 9:40 Family Bugs (mixed ages) 10.30am Family Bugs (mixed ages) 11.20am Baby Bugs (0-first steps) 20/08/2018 9.30am to 12pm See event details
Hewishstock 2018 Hewish Lane, Roundham TA18 8RE Friday is DJ and Dance Night with Frazer Mitchell, Decimal 5, DJ Shadie and Dr of Dance. Saturday has 6 live bands ( Filta, Crimson on Silver, K2, Jack Humpries, The Bog Dogs and 2 Rude) and Sunday is Tribute Day ( Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, George Michael, Foo Fakers and Elvis). Contact us by email for information and tickets via email.hewishstock@aol. Buy tickets in Crewkerne from Rodfords Florist and Slade Barbers. In Chard from Eleos Cafe and from Hair & Beauty Ilminster. Also from Tim on 0755371500, Rachel on 07971855282 and Jon on 07815832045. Price of tickets is £10 for Friday, and £20 for Saturday and Sunday. Under 12s free, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed. 24/08/2018 All Day £10 with under 12s free
Pop up Food Share Community Room, Sweet Surprise, Ilminster Every Saturday with thanks to Tesco Ilminster, the Minster are offering free food to share in our community. Food Share is for everyone in the community and our aim is to share food instead of wasting it. In the Community Room at Sweet Surprise, access by the side door. Come and take whatever food we have on offer. It's all about sharing what we have within our community. For more information contact Lydia Munday on 01460 54145 25/08/2018 10.15am to 11.15am Free
Barrington Hall and Playing Field Fun Dog Show Barrington Village Hall and Playing Field TA19 0JE Next to the the fete this fun dog show will have novelty classes with Best in Show. There will be prizes and a Winners' parade. For more information go to barringtonvillagehall.org.uk. All proceeds to be used to maintain and develop Barrington Village Hall. 25/08/2018 2.30pm to 4.30pm £2 per class
Barrington Hall and Playing Field Fete Barrington Village Hall and Playing Field TA19 0JE Come and enjoy the following activities: Phoenix Brass Band, Beer tent and Pimms, BBQ and afternoon cream teas, ice creams, marketplace with local produce, local artist, tombola, cake, plant and bottle stalls, second-hand books, bric-a-brac, Mystice Mariner, , coconut shy and skittle alley, wellie wanging, beat the goalie and Maypole dancing. There will be a Grand Raffle and games and activities for all the family. Also a children's arena with Malcolm the Magican,toy stall and activities. There will also be a fun dog show (2.30pm to 4.30pm). For more information go to barringtonvillagehall.org.uk. All proceeds to be used to maintain and develop Barrington Village Hall. 25/08/2018 2pm to 5pm Entry Fee £1 and U12s free
Chard Rock The Drift , Crewkerne Road, Chard , TA20 4DN Chard Rock Festival will be headlined by Livewire - The AC DC Show with Engine Room; The Legendary Snake, Snake, Snake; Cross the River; Silver Monkeys and Fraser Road Race Band. The doors will open at 11:00. The music will start at 12:00 and there will be a strict curfew of 23.00. Chard Rock will be offering basic camping at a cost of £10 per pitch .Toilet facilities will be available but no shower/wash facilities , this is offered purely to allow people to enjoy the day without the worry of driving home. If you are looking to stay overnight after the festival there are local hotels / B&Bs in nearby in Chard or Ilminster. \for more details go to www,chardrock.co.uk. 25/08/2018 11am to 11pm Adults £15, Under 16s £5 and under 5s free
Hewishstock 2018 Hewish Lane, Roundham TA18 8RE Saturday has 6 live bands ( Filta, Crimson on Silver, K2, Jack Humpries, The Bog Dogs and 2 Rude) and Sunday is Tribute Day ( Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, George Michael, Foo Fakers and Elvis). Contact us by email for information and tickets via email.hewishstock@aol. Buy tickets in Crewkerne from Rodfords Florist and Slade Barbers. In Chard from Eleos Cafe and from Hair & Beauty Ilminster. Also from Tim on 0755371500, Rachel on 07971855282 and Jon on 07815832045. Price of tickets is £10 for Friday, and £20 for Saturday and Sunday. Under 12s free, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed. 25/08/2018 All day £20 with under 12s free
Party on the Park Recreation Ground, Ilminster Bands and singers coming this year are The Elvis Experience, Frazer Mitchell, A Thousand Suns, Phase and Hillbilly Sunrise. As always we are looking out for bands, stalls, and people who want to contribute to this year's event. You can find us online at ilminsterpop.co.uk and on Facebook at ilminsterpop. 26/08/2018 12pm to 8pm Free entry
Hewishstock 2018 Hewish Lane, Roundham TA18 8RE Sunday is Tribute Day ( Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, George Michael, Foo Fakers and Elvis). Contact us by email for information and tickets via email.hewishstock@aol. Buy tickets in Crewkerne from Rodfords Florist and Slade Barbers. In Chard from Eleos Cafe and from Hair & Beauty Ilminster. Also from Tim on 0755371500, Rachel on 07971855282 and Jon on 07815832045. Price of tickets is £10 for Friday, and £20 for Saturday and Sunday. Under 12s free, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed. 26/08/2018 All Day £20with under 12s free
Isle Brewers Fete All Saints Churchyard TA3 6QN The fete will feature a raffle, cocnut shy and bric-a-brac. 27/08/2018 2.30pm Free entry
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 29/08/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 29/08/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
GEOFF SIMKINS with MIKE OUTRAM and The NIKKI ILES Trio Ilminster Arts Centre Here's a quintet chock full of top talent. Geoff was here early last year with Dave O'Higgins and he greatly impressed us with his fluently lyrical alto playing. Nikki has never been to Ilminster which is something for which we have no sensible explanation. She always features in the UK awards and got the top vote last year, so we are delighted to welcome her here with bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. Mike, also a newcomer to us, teaches at the Royal Academy and Guildhall music schools, and has a reputation as one of the top favourites among UK guitarists. They will be playing a mixed programme of mainstream/modern jazz of the style best suited to our regular Meeting House audience. 31/08/2018 Pre-booked supper 7pm and show at 8pm Tickets £17 (£32 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Pixels Ensemble Ilminster Arts Centre Pixels Ensemble is a collective of established chamber music players with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day. Ian Buckle (piano), Alex Holladay (cello) and Sophie Rosa (violin). 07/09/2018 7pm for pre-concert supper with concert at 8pm. Concert tickets £15 and Pre-concert supper tickets £15
Ukele Festival The Great Tithe Barn, Haselbury Mill TA18 7NY Enjoy our first Ukulele Festival in the beautiful surroundings of The Haselbury Mill and The Great Tithe Barn. A lovely setting with plenty of free parking and with unique views of the South Somerset countryside, in a peaceful lakeside, river and garden location. Accommodation and Camping are possible on the site if places are still available ~ please contact The Haselbury Mill direct on 01460 77095 to book. ​ This year we are supporting Music for the Mind & St Margaret's Hospice. ​ Performers confirmed so far include The Mother Ukers, Ben Rouse, Opera-lele, Samantha Muir and local duo In Sync. There will be workshops from Ben Rouse and Samantha Muir. Food and drink available all day from 11.00am. 09/09/2018 11am to 9pm Early Bird adult ticket £18 and child under 16 £9 with child under 5 free. Workshop tickets £5 each
RAVENSCROFT by Don Nigro. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster This delightfully unreliable murder mystery finds inspector Ruffing in an isolated country mansion investigating a murder and surrounded by 5 devious women all eager to guard each other’s secrets. . Ruffing is committed to uncovering the truth, but he’s about to find it more evasive than ever. Darkly humorous and thrillingly suspenseful, Ravenscroft reminds us that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. “Sherlock Holmes never had this much trouble. For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 12/09/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
RAVENSCROFT by Don Nigro. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster This delightfully unreliable murder mystery finds inspector Ruffing in an isolated country mansion investigating a murder and surrounded by 5 devious women all eager to guard each other’s secrets. . Ruffing is committed to uncovering the truth, but he’s about to find it more evasive than ever. Darkly humorous and thrillingly suspenseful, Ravenscroft reminds us that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. “Sherlock Holmes never had this much trouble. For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 13/09/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
RAVENSCROFT by Don Nigro. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster This delightfully unreliable murder mystery finds inspector Ruffing in an isolated country mansion investigating a murder and surrounded by 5 devious women all eager to guard each other’s secrets. . Ruffing is committed to uncovering the truth, but he’s about to find it more evasive than ever. Darkly humorous and thrillingly suspenseful, Ravenscroft reminds us that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. “Sherlock Holmes never had this much trouble. For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 14/09/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
Somerset Moto Fest Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton The second ever Somerset Moto Fest will take place in September, a free event for everyone with a passion for motors be they four-wheeled or two. Organised by Somerset County Council’s road safety team, the event will be held on 15 and 16 September at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. There will be a host of great motor-based activities for all the family, as well as priceless information about staying safe on the road, including details of all the training that’s available. The inaugural event last year attracted around 2,000 people, this year’s show is sponsored by IAM RoadSmart, Rowcliffes of Taunton and Bransons Motorcycles. Activities include: • Motorcycle slow riding skills • Hone skills at parallel or bay parking • Take an assessed ride or drive accompanied by an advanced rider or driver • Children’s play area • Food and drinks available at the Swordfish Restaurant Visitors will also receive a 50% discount on ticket prices to the world famous Fleet Air Arm museum. ” Other attractions available over the weekend include: • Try one of the demonstration bikes or cars from the dealers • See how the emergency services help keep the community safe • Life-saving demonstrations • Horse and rider safety guidance from the British Horse Society • Cycling advice from local bike organisations • Prize draws For more information on Somerset Moto Fest visit: http://somersetroadsafety.org/page/somerset-moto-fest/240/ For details on how to get to Somerset Moto Fest and about the Fleet Air Arm Museum visit: http://www.fleetairarm.com 15/09/2018 All day Free
RAVENSCROFT by Don Nigro. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster This delightfully unreliable murder mystery finds inspector Ruffing in an isolated country mansion investigating a murder and surrounded by 5 devious women all eager to guard each other’s secrets. . Ruffing is committed to uncovering the truth, but he’s about to find it more evasive than ever. Darkly humorous and thrillingly suspenseful, Ravenscroft reminds us that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. “Sherlock Holmes never had this much trouble. For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 15/09/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
Somerset Moto Fest Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton The second ever Somerset Moto Fest will take place in September, a free event for everyone with a passion for motors be they four-wheeled or two. Organised by Somerset County Council’s road safety team, the event will be held on 15 and 16 September at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. There will be a host of great motor-based activities for all the family, as well as priceless information about staying safe on the road, including details of all the training that’s available. The inaugural event last year attracted around 2,000 people, this year’s show is sponsored by IAM RoadSmart, Rowcliffes of Taunton and Bransons Motorcycles. Activities include: • Motorcycle slow riding skills • Hone skills at parallel or bay parking • Take an assessed ride or drive accompanied by an advanced rider or driver • Children’s play area • Food and drinks available at the Swordfish Restaurant Visitors will also receive a 50% discount on ticket prices to the world famous Fleet Air Arm museum. ” Other attractions available over the weekend include: • Try one of the demonstration bikes or cars from the dealers • See how the emergency services help keep the community safe • Life-saving demonstrations • Horse and rider safety guidance from the British Horse Society • Cycling advice from local bike organisations • Prize draws For more information on Somerset Moto Fest visit: http://somersetroadsafety.org/page/somerset-moto-fest/240/ For details on how to get to Somerset Moto Fest and about the Fleet Air Arm Museum visit: http://www.fleetairarm.com 16/09/2018 All day Free
Retro Vintage Classic Vehicle Meet The Old Stage Coach, Station Road, Crewkerne The Old Stage Coach, Station Road, Crewkerne TA18 8AL The Meet is held every 3rd Sunday from April to September. For enquiries call Darren on 07798 802102 after 7pm. For more details and updates go to @OldStageCoach. 16/09/2018 Not available Free entry
Munch Café Church Minster Rooms, Ilminster Every 3rd Sunday join us for a very informal family breakfast, worship, craft and games time in the Minster Rooms from 10am to 11.30am. 17/09/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
"Putting the Garden to Bed For Winter" with a Gold Club Speaker Village Hall, Barrington Barrington & District Gardening Society meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments. This month's guest speaker is a Gold Cup winner. We welcome new members and visitors who share a passion for gardening. You wil be sure of a warm reception, an interesting talk AND tea/coffee and biscuits. Membership is just £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting. For further information please contact Robin Le Clercq on 01460 54691. 18/09/2018 7.45pm Membership is £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh, UK/USA 2017, 115 mins). Following her daughter's murder, a mother paints three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police ... "Funny, brutal and breathtakingly beautiful." Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 22/09/2018 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Concert with the Coull Quartet Dillington House, Ilminster The magnificent Coull Quartet offers a rare combination of maturity and freshness and we are delighted that once again they are returning to Dillington. For this year’s concert their programme includes Kodaly’s Quartet No. 2 Opus 10, Schumann’s Quartet in F Opus 41 No. 2 and Dvořák’s Quartet in E flat Opus 51. Seats are unreserved – unless specified below: Reservable seating for this event is only available for Dillington Patrons, Friends of Dillington and diners Pre-booked lunches available at £18 (2 course carvery with coffee) 23/09/2018 2.30pm Adults £20 Under 18s £10
Michael Petrov on Cello and Alexander Ullman on Piano Ilminster Arts Centre Alexander Ullman studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal College of Music, London. In October 2017 he won 1st prize at the 11th Liszt International Competition in Utrecht. Michael Petrov studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, winning the Gold Medal in 2014 and the Wigmore Hall Prize in 2017. 05/10/2018 7pm for pre-concert supper with concert at 8pm. Concert tickets £15 and Pre-concert supper tickets £15
Quiz Night Yeovil Conservative Club, 12 Kingston Street TA20 2QL In aid of Radio Camelot the hospital radio of Yeovil District Hospital. £6 per team of 4 (light refreshments included). For details ring 01935 384499. 06/10/2018 7.30pm for 8pm £6 per team
In Between (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France 2016, 96 mins). An Israeli-French film about three Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv ... "a triptych of sexual and cultural combat that takes us to places that I, for one, knew nothing about." (Wall Street Journal)All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 13/10/2018 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Munch Café Church Minster Rooms, Ilminster Every 3rd Sunday join us for a very informal family breakfast, worship, craft and games time in the Minster Rooms from 10am to 11.30am. 15/10/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
"The Healing Garden and The Wildlife Garden" with Dr Gavin Haig plus the Annual Plant Swap Village Hall, Barrington Barrington & District Gardening Society meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments. This month's guest speaker is Dr Gavin Haig. We welcome new members and visitors who share a passion for gardening. You wil be sure of a warm reception, an interesting talk AND tea/coffee and biscuits. Membership is just £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting. For further information please contact Robin Le Clercq on 01460 54691. 16/10/2018 7.45pm Village Hall, Barrington
Kenya's Fabulous Mammals and Birds' Millenium Hall, Seavington TA19 0QH An illustrated talk presented by award winning wildlife photographer Mike Mockler, whose images have been published in books and magazines around the world. A brand new talk which looks at some less well-known parts of this wonderfully varied country. It also offers an insight into the new conservancies around the Masai Mara that provide a quieter alternative from the famous but over-utilised game reserve itself. Plenty of mammals and birds including some very special sightings.To book telephone: 01460 240740 or E-mail: denise.chamings@talktalk.net 18/10/2018 7.30pm Local Group Members £3, Non Members (including national RSPB members) £4 and Under 18's Free.
Marriage by Design The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster Are you planning a Wedding? Come and have some fun and invest time in your future partner. Preparing for marriage needs our time and attention, although it's important, it's something that is often easy for couples to forget about. Facilitators Deborah and Michael Perreau. The cost is £25 per person to include refreshments, lunch and all materials. 20/10/2018 09.30am to 4pm £25 per person
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 24/10/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 25/10/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 26/10/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear! For tickets go to Harrimans Menswear, Silver Street or online at www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk. 26/10/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £10 with students £5
Better Birding with Mike Langman Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster Mike Langman will present a fun evening on how to improve our skills in bird-watching and other wildlife. Tips on identifcation, estimating numbers in a flock, remembering bird calls. Very interactive presentation: Pencil and notepad useful. Sales table. Tea and coffee available. Admission £2 adults, £3 non-members; no charge for children. Enquiries 01460 234551. 26/10/2018 7.30pm Adults £2, Non-members £3 and children free
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 31/10/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
Get Out (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Get Out (Jordan Peele, USA 2017, 103 mins). Rose has invited her boyfriend Chris to meet her parents. Chris is black and a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries on meeting the parents lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 03/11/2018 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Celebrating Heroes - Afternoon Tea Party Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster Afternoon Tea Party with Military Wives Choir and Brass Band. Join us in supporting Help for Heroes 100 years on from the end of World War One. Enjoy an afternoon tea with music and entertainment. For bookings/tickets telephone 01460 52108 or from hotel reception. 10/11/2018 4pm to 8pm Adults £10 and unders 16s £5.
The Wait The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents The Wait (Piero Messina, Italy/France 2015, 100 mins) All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 17/11/2018 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Carol Concert Minster Church, Ilminster Details to follow 17/11/2018 TBA Free
South Somerset Choral Society Concert The Church of St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton d'Astorga: Stabat Mater, Vivaldi: Gloria, Allegri: Miserere, and Pergolesi: Magnificat 17/11/2018 TBA TBA
Carol Concert Minster Church, Ilminster Details to follow 18/11/2018 TBA Free
Munch Café Church Minster Rooms, Ilminster Every 3rd Sunday join us for a very informal family breakfast, worship, craft and games time in the Minster Rooms from 10am to 11.30am. 19/11/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
Re-wilding: a new approach to Nature Conservation with Stephen Parker Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster Stephen Parker of Natural England will look at this controversial topic as a new approach to nature conservation. Talk will be illustrated with examples from Briatain and Europe. Includes reintroduction of beavers to wetlands and use of grazing animals such as European bison. Sales table. Tea and coffee available. Admission £2 adults, £3 non-members; no charge for children. Enquiries 01460 234551. 23/11/2018 7.30pm Adults £2, Non-members £3 and children free
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 28/11/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
Quiz Night Yeovil Conservative Club, 12 Kingston Street TA20 2QL In aid of Radio Camelot the hospital radio of Yeovil District Hospital. £6 per team of 4 (light refreshments included). For details ring 01935 384499. 01/12/2018 7.30pm for 8pm £6 per team
Meat Bingo Ashill Village Hall Ashill Charity Meat Bingo is held in Ashill Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month. We raise money for charities and present the cheques to them on an annual basis. This year our chosen charities are: SURE, The Children’s Hospice South West, Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice. Our sessions are informal and friendly with good prizes. There is plenty of free car parking. Doors open at 6.30 pm; Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to date and we look forward to seeing new players, who will be made very welcome. 12/12/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
A Matter of Life and Death (U) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, UK 1946, 104 mins). British Air Force pilot (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a bombing mission in his damaged plane. Before he bails out, he contacts a radio operator ... a sublime classic.All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 16/12/2018 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Munch Café Church Minster Rooms, Ilminster Every 3rd Sunday join us for a very informal family breakfast, worship, craft and games time in the Minster Rooms from 10am to 11.30am. 17/12/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
Lady Bird (15 The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, USA 2017, 93 mins). A teenager navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother during an eventful and poignant senior year of high school. "A coming-of-age story, Lady Bird is smart, emotional and funny." All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 05/01/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Frantz (12) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Frantz (Francois Ozon, Germany/France 2016, 113 mins). Set in Germany and France in the aftermath of WW1, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation": a bereft young German woman whose fiance, Frantz, was killed. All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 19/01/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
I am not a Witch (12A) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents I am not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, UK/Zambia 2017, 93 mins). After an 8 year old Zambian girl is accused of being a witch, she is sent to a camp in the desert. "A clever, funny and provocative film, which will linger with you long after its credits. Comic, tragic - and captivatingly beautiful." All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 16/02/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
A Quiet Place (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, USA 2018, 90 mins). An edge of seat, post-apocalyptic thriller. A family must avoid making a noise. This gripping, clever movie is one of those rare treats that seizes on a simple idea and executes it perfectly. All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 02/03/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Phantom Thread (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA 2017, 130 mins). Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister are at the centre of fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and heiresses. "A wondrously bizarre final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis."All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 23/03/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Loveless (15) The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2017, 127 mins) An estranged couple are necessarily brought together when their 12 year-old son disappears. "It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end." (Guardian) All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 06/04/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.
Members' Choice Film The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster The Cinema at the Warehouse presents members' choice the final film of the season followed by the AGM. All films start at 7.45pm - Doors open normally at 7.15pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased popularity of our films and to ensure that members get a seat, guests will only be able to claim their seat after 7.30pm. From 7.30 onwards it is first come, first served. 04/05/2019 7.45pm Members free. Guests of members are welcome but are asked to make a donation to the club's funds.