Events


Event Location Event Details Date Time Price
Wildlife of Devon Millennium Hall, Seavington Postcode: TA19 0QH An illustrated talk presented by naturalist John Walters, who is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast of many talents; as an artist who has won many awards for his drawings and paintings and as an ecologist specialising in invertebrates, birds and rock pool life. John's most recent TV appearances were on 'Hugh's Wild West' and 'Winterwatch'. The talk will take us from the wildlife in the rock pools of the south Devon coast, through farmland, heathland and woodland up to the high moor. Telephone: 01460 240740 E-mail: denise.chamings@talktalk.net 15/11/2018 7.30pm Local Group Members £3, Non Members (including national RSPB members) £4 and Under 18's Free.
The Poppy of Honour Tesco, Ilminster The Poppy of Honour was the brainchild of Terry Williams of Henstridge, but upon realising that the project was too much for one man he appealed for volunteers, and in 2014 the Poppy of Honour 2018 group was born. Support grew to over 250,000 individual volunteers and businesses working together to create an 8-foot steel and glass poppy-shaped sculpture, the first memorial of its kind, dedicated to every one of the 1,117,635 British and Commonwealth service men and women, killed or declared missing in action in World War 1. All the names have been supplied by the War Graves Commission. When erected, the Poppy will measure 2.6m tall, 2.2m wide and 0.3m deep. The glass poppy is flanked on four sides by the Tommy Guards of Honour. Sponsors include Cornwall Glass, AJN Steelstock, Taunton Fabrications, Vincent Engineering and Bradford Building Supplies who have donated their services to complete the sculpture. The structure itself will be impressive, but its defining feature will be the 1,117,635 individual poppies contained within; each hand written with the rank and name of an individual, along with the date they were either killed, or declared missing in action. A box will also be enclosed containing small vials of earth and artefacts from the battlefields of World War 1. For more information about the project, visit www.poppyofhonour2018.org.uk. The project is also raising funds for the Royal British Legion. To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/poppyofhonour2018. 15/11/2018 9am to 4pm Free
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 15/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Purple Fields AGM Minster Rooms, Ilminster Please join us for our annual general meeting where we'll share the latest news and updates on our projects in Africa, and our activities here in the UK. We'd love to see you there, and do bring friends and family along! A light soup lunch will be served after the meeting. Please RSVP by 16th November (so we can make sure there's enough lunch) admin@purplefieldproductions.org There will be a screening of our newest film by Future View Film Group, young filmmakers in Sierra Leone. This short film, Mi En You, One People, tackles the stigma of disability. 16/11/2018 12.30pm Free
Christmas Market Hestercombe House and Gardens, Nr Taunton TA2 8LQ Come and explore our annual Christmas market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. To book go to https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/hestercombe/buy.aspx?tid=15 or call 01823 413923. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall we’ll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule logs, Christmas cake and mugs of creamy hot chocolate. Please note: our Christmas Market can get very busy so it’s worth booking your ticket in advance. We’re also sorry to say that with all the hustle and bustle, no dogs are allowed inside the market. 16/11/2018 10am to 5pm Advance online tickets: £3 On-the-door: £3.50 Children (15 and under) are free.
Quiz Night Greenfylde School Hall, Ilminster Friends of Greenfylde School quiz night ( adults only) for teams of 8 maximum. Fancy dress poptional. Bring your own refreshments. Raffle (donations gratefully received). 16/11/2018 7pm for 7.30pm £2 per person
Re-wilding: A New Approach to Nature Conservation Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster TA19 0DG Stephen Parker of Natural England will look at this controversial topic as a new approach to nature conservation. His talk will be illustrated with examples from both Britain and Europe. This includes the reintroduction of beavers to wetlands and the use of grazing animals such as European Bison. Sales table. Refreshments will be available. 16/11/2018 7.30pm to 9.30pm Members £2 / Non-members £3
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 16/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Christmas Fayre Whitelackington Village Hall Christmas craft fayre with over 28 stalls selling local handmade gifts,jewellery, seasonal produce and cards. Refreshments available. 50p entrance fee to raise funds for hall restoration fund. For more information call 01460 55606. 17/11/2018 10am to 2pm 50p
Christmas Market Hestercombe House and Gardens, Nr Taunton TA2 8LQ Come and explore our annual Christmas market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall we’ll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule logs, Christmas cake and mugs of creamy hot chocolate. Please note: our Christmas Market can get very busy so it’s worth booking your ticket in advance. We’re also sorry to say that with all the hustle and bustle, no dogs are allowed inside the market. To book go to https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/hestercombe/buy.aspx?tid=15 or call 01823 413923. 17/11/2018 9am to 5pm Advance online tickets: £3 On-the-door: £3.50 Children (15 and under) are free.
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.
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. Tickets from Harriman's or call 01458 259079. Also go to http://www.southsomersetchoralsociety.org.uk. 17/11/2018 7.30pm Tickets in advance £13 (students half price) and £15 on the door
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 17/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Up Down and Dirty Treborough Hill, Brendon Hills , Treborough, TA23 0LG Run, jog or walk your way around our Fun 5k, Tempting 10k or go all out with the Filthy 15k Up, Down & Dirty event kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution. Mud, hills and the odd obstacle all in the heart of the Brendon Hills. Come and join St. Margaret's Hospice for your muddy winter challenge! Whether you get friends and family together or turn it into an office competition, you can wear you medal with extra pride by handing in your sponsorship money at the event, knowing that the money you raised will make a difference to Somerset patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness. The entrance fee paid at the time of booking covers the cost of this event, with that in mind, St. Margaret's Hospice is asking all runners, joggers or walkers to raise sponsorship to ensure over 3,800 receive the care and support they need across Somerset each year. Book your place here £25 sponsorship could pay for an adviceline nurse to support a patient during the middle of the night. £50 sponsorship could pay for a patient to spend a day in our Sunflower Centre, meeting people in similar circumstances, receiving symptom control advice and providing crucial respite for carers. £100 sponsorship could pay for a Specialist Community Nurse to visit a patient being cared for at home. 1 in 3 people in Somerset will need our support in their lifetime, your sponsorship will ensure your neighbour, your friend, and your family can be cared for when they need it most. You can set up a fundraising page through JustGiving or Facebook Fundraising. Or you can download a sponsorship form here. If you would prefer to make a donation rather than raise sponsorship, you can do so through the booking page. No matter how much you raise, your money will be going to support people in your local community, across Somerset. Thank you! 18/11/2018 9am to 4pm See event details
Up, Down and Dirty Aldon, Yeovil, BA22 9TA Are you ready to get Up, Down & Dirty? Run, jog or walk your way around our Fun 5k, Tempting 10k or go all out with the Filthy 15k Up, Down & Dirty event at Aldon, Yeovil on Sunday 18 November 2018. Mud, hills and the odd obstacle all in the heart of the Yeovil. Come and join St. Margaret's Hospice for your muddy winter challenge! Whether you get friends and family together or turn it into an office competition, you can wear you medal with extra pride by handing in your sponsorship money at the event, knowing that the money you raised will make a difference to Somerset patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness. The entrance fee paid at the time of booking covers the cost of this event, with that in mind, St. Margaret's Hospice is asking all runners, joggers or walkers to raise sponsorship to ensure over 3,800 receive the care and support they need across Somerset each year. Book your place here £25 sponsorship could pay for an adviceline nurse to support a patient during the middle of the night. £50 sponsorship could pay for a patient to spend a day in our Sunflower Centre, meeting people in similar circumstances, receiving symptom control advice and providing crucial respite for carers. £100 sponsorship could pay for a Specialist Community Nurse to visit a patient being cared for at home. 1 in 3 people in Somerset will need our support in their lifetime, your sponsorship will ensure your neighbour, your friend, and your family can be cared for when they need it most. You can set up a fundraising page through JustGiving or Facebook Fundraising. Or you can download a sponsorship form here. If you would prefer to make a donation rather than raise sponsorship, you can do so through the booking page. No matter how much you raise, your money will be going to support people in your local community, across Somerset. Thank you! 18/11/2018 9am to 4pm See event details
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. 18/11/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
Christmas Market Hestercombe House and Gardens, Nr Taunton TA2 8LQ Come and explore our annual Christmas market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall we’ll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule logs, Christmas cake and mugs of creamy hot chocolate. Please note: our Christmas Market can get very busy so it’s worth booking your ticket in advance. We’re also sorry to say that with all the hustle and bustle, no dogs are allowed inside the market. To book go to https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/hestercombe/buy.aspx?tid=15 or call 01823 413923. 18/11/2018 9am to 5pm Advance online tickets: £3 On-the-door: £3.50 Children (15 and under) are free.
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 18/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
A Victorian Christmas Demonstration The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Cottage Flowers will be demonstrating floral designs inspired by a true Victorian Christmas showcasing new stock and abundance of seasonal fresh flowers and foliage. Proceeds from the demonstration will be donated to the Ilminster Lights Committee. Call Cottage Flowers to book a place and for more information on 01460 53020 19/11/2018 10am to 1pm £12 per person to include refreshments
Liberty Asia by Steve Farrar The Guildhall, Chard Details to follow 19/11/2018 2pm Free members and retired vistors
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 19/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 20/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Wednesday Lunch Chaffcombe Village Hall 2 course lunch for £7. To book please call Elaine on 01460 65909 or Jean on 01460 64553. 21/11/2018 1pm £7
Historic Helicopters Chard Equestrian, Higher Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset TA18 8QY An illustrated talk by Andy Strachan and Richard Folkes, Leonardo Helicopters (UK) detailing the Company’s support to James Bond’s Skyfall and the London 2012 Olympics (including the “Queen’s” parachute jump and the Merlin confetti drop). £20 per person which includes entrance to the talk, a drink at the bar and a hot meal. For catering purposes, tickets must be booked and paid for in advance. Overnight accommodation (Bunk Rooms) are available at £20 per person. For further details please contact: mark@historichelicopters.com 07903 411692 We are just off the A30 between Cricket St Thomas and Crewkerne The postcode is TA18 8QY but don’t trust your Satnav, you will end up at Hill Dairy Farm! If you are coming from Chard you will pass Cricket St Thomas on the right, the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club on the left and The Windwhistle Inn on the left. As you continue to climb up the hill you will see a large lay-by on the left and immediately after that a brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn right. If you are coming from Crewkerne you will pass through Maincombe and Roundham before climbing up the hill through a wooded area. Towards the end of the wooded area, look out for the brown sign for “Chard Equestrian Centre” – turn left. Approximately 0.25 miles along that road turn right into Chard Equestrian. The gate has a sensor, so drive slowly up to the gate and it will open automatically. We are in the large brown hangar at the bottom of the hill and the double entrance doors are towards the left hand end of the hangar as you look at it. 21/11/2018 6.30pm to 10pm £20
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 21/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
History and Work of The Royal British Legion 100 years after the end of WW1 The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Thursday Group monthly talk to be given by Paul Bunce. For further information ring Jane Pearce on 01460 259596. 22/11/2018 10.15am Members free and guests £2
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. Involving a mixture of play, music, songs, art and games where everyone is included. Come and join us. If you are interested in being part of this project pre-booking is required or for more information please contact Emma Thompson on 0781420977 or email emmacatsmile@gmail.com or contact Alice Monkton 01460 52760 or email alice@hazelwell.co.uk. 22/11/2018 1.30pm to 2.30pm Free
The Guernsey Literary and Poato Peel Society (12) Horton Village Hall 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 22/11/2018 7pm See event details
Ilminster Heroes Ilminster Four Ilminster Heroes will be on display around the town from Thursday 8th November until Thursday 22nd November to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Sponsored by local businesses, these wooden soldiers symbolise the bravery and courage of Ilminster men and women who sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom but also act as an important reminder for all conflicts. ‘We will remember them.’ Locations: Market Square, The Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road (Stonemasons), Station Road (Powrmatic) 22/11/2018 From 8 to 22 November Free
Christmas Festival Town Centre, Ilminster The annual Light Switch on and Lantern Parade. A night filled with fun, laughter and festive spirit. Various muisc. Late night shopping until 8.30pm, Craft Market and Kids rides, food and drink available. 23/11/2018 6pm to 8.30pm 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
Children's Entertainment Ile Youth & Community Centre, Frog Lane, Ilminster Come and see Father Christmas in his Grotto. Also tombola, tea and cakes, raffle, crafts, games and much more 23/11/2018 5pm Grotto entry £3
Christmas Shopping Fundraising Event Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster Local crafts, face painting, hot and cold drinks, cakes and an amazing raffle. All proceeds to Alzheimer's Society, Ilminster Christmas Lights and Ilminster Chamber of Commerce 23/11/2018 6pm to 9pm Free entry
Christmas Fayre Monks Yard, Horton Cross TA19 9PT Now in beautiful new premises, right opposite the previous location, this annual charity event has become a firm favourite in the run up to Christmas. It is a festive treasure trove for those seeking unique and unusual items, handmade by over 30 local craftspeople. Stallholders have been carefully selected to provide a wide range of high quality, affordable goods, and on offer will be soap, jewellery, paintings, woodwork, pottery, bags, scarves, floral displays, Christmas decorations, personalised gifts, home décor, preserves and much more. You are assured of a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere at this event which will run from 10.00 to 4.00, with free entry and free parking. Delicious refreshments will be available in Monks Yard Café. Last year’s craft fair raised £520 for the Jemima Layzell Trust and £175 for Heaven’s Gate Animal Rehoming Centre. Proceeds this year will go to the Children’s Hospice South West 10.00 to 4.00. Free entry. Free Parking. Refreshments available in Monks Yard Cafe. Call 01823 481099. 24/11/2018 10am to 4pm Free entry
Christmas Craft fair Monks Yard, Horton Manor TA19 9PT Over 30 local crafters offering top quality unique handmade gifts. Delicious refreshments available in Monks Yard Cafe. 24/11/2018 10am to 4pm Free entry and free parking
Saturday Supper Minster Rooms, Ilminster Relax with friends of all ages over informal food and socialise together playing board games. Open to all to enjoy free food. 24/11/2018 4.30pm to 6pm Free
Remembrance 100 Years St John the Baptist Church, Wellington Join us for our Concert of Remembrance with a programme of readings, organ music and choral singing which will include Geraint Lewis The Souls of the Righteous, John Ireland Greater love hath no man, Ralph Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge and Duruflé Requiem. Musical Director - Laurence Blyth. Our retiring collection for this concert will be for SSAFA Somerset, who work with all branches of the Armed Services and their families and dependents. 24/11/2018 Doors open 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start Adults £12 and uder 18s free
Thanksgiving Lunch Speke Hall 3 course traditional American Thaksgiving lunch. Tickets from Pippa Sage on 01460 929517 and committee members. All proceeds to help with the upkeep of Speke Hall 25/11/2018 12pm for 12.30pm £20
Goldies Session Minster Rooms, Ilminster On the LAST TUESDAY of each month with Joanna McNulty. GOLDIES is NOT a choir, but singing the popular memory-evoking hits of the 60s and onwards lies at the heart of all it does. GOLDIES recognises the issues of loneliness amongst the increasing older population. It gives vulnerable people a REASON to get out, to be with others, laugh, sing out, and to make new friends. Our South Somerset sessions are supported by: Yeovil Town Council, Chard Town Council, Somerset Community Foundation and Somerset District Council 27/11/2018 2pm to 3pm Free
Brthday Quiz Dolphin, Ilminster William Lucas Mieville-Hawkins invites you to come down and quiz at the Dolphin on Tuesday 27th November! It will be his birthday. In aid of the Ilminster Branch of The Royal British Legion 27/11/2018 8pm Not available
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 28/11/2018 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
Ilminster Memory Cafe Minster Rooms, Ilminster At the Memory Cafe you will always get a warm welcome. Why not pop along to see for yourself. Fun, fellowship, refreshments, games, information and support. 28/11/2018 10am to 12pm 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
The Beauty of Stained Glass and Illumionated Manuscripts The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster Thursday Group monthly talk to be given by Susan Smith. For further information ring Jane Pearce on 01460 259596. 29/11/2018 10.15am Members free and guests £2
Salute to Heroes Broadway Village Hall Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society proudly presents 'Salute to Heroes' a family friendly centennial celebration in song and drama. Licensed bar and refreshments. Tickets from Horton Post ofice, Harrimans, Ilminster or phone 01460 259361. 29/11/2018 7.30pm Adults £7 and juniors £4
Bingo Haelwell Lodge, Ilminster Come & join us for a fun filled bingo evening raising money for the Hazelwell Lodge residents fund which is used for entertainment & activity provision for our residents. Raffle & refreshments also! We look forward to seeing you! ooks of 8 plus 2 flyers for £8. 30/11/2018 Doors open 6.15pm with eyes down at 7pm £8
ZOE GILBY and her Quartet "Singing her heart out" with Mark Williams (guitar) Andy Champion (bass) Richard Brown (Drums) Ilminster Arts Centre Zoe's repertoire ranges from Broadway jazz standards through her own very varied compositions to popular favourites made well known by Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and others. Sounding distinctly like Anita O'Day, she tours widely across the UK and Europe and is present at many of our prominent jazz festivals and venues. She has been a big hit with all the audiences she has entertained and her five CDs have also impressed the many critics in the music industry resulting in a huge number of very positive reviews. This is her first visit to Ilminster and I'm sure she will be a big hit with us as well. Tickets £16 (£31 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973 30/11/2018 8pm Tickets £16 (£31 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Salute to Heroes Broadway Village Hall Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society proudly presents 'Salute to Heroes' a family friendly centennial celebration in song and drama. Licensed bar and refreshments. Tickets from Horton Post ofice, Harrimans, Ilminster or phone 01460 259361. 30/11/2018 7.30pm Adults £7 and juniors £4
Christmas Bazaar Donyatt Village Hall Cakes, Bric a Brac, books, tombola, crafts,plants and produce, knitwear, raffle, refreshments and much more. 01/12/2018 2pm to 5pm Free entry
Salute to Heroes Broadway Village Hall Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society proudly presents 'Salute to Heroes' a family friendly centennial celebration in song and drama. Licensed bar and refreshments. Tickets from Horton Post ofice, Harrimans, Ilminster or phone 01460 259361. 01/12/2018 7.30pm Adults £7 and juniors £4
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
Christmas Tree Festival Minster Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from 9am Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 03/12/2018 11am to 6pm Free with donations welcome
Talking Cafe Monks Yard, Horton Cross TA19 9PY At our Talking Cafes, guests can find out about local activities, support groups and services that could support their health and wellbeing, as well as the latest volunteering opportunities. It's a great way to find out what's going on in the community, meet new people, and make new friends! The Talking Cafes are free to attend, and everybody is welcome, just buy your own drinks! Come and see us We meet on the first Tuesday of the month. Email support@sparksomerset.org.uk or call 01935 475914 for more information. 04/12/2018 9.30am to 11.30am Free
Ilminster Christmas Tree Festival Minster Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 04/12/2018 9.30am to 6pm Free with donations welcome
Ilminster Christmas Tree Festival Minste Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 05/12/2018 9.30am to 6pm Free with donations welcome
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. Involving a mixture of play, music, songs, art and games where everyone is included. Come and join us. If you are interested in being part of this project pre-booking is required or for more information please contact Emma Thompson on 0781420977 or email emmacatsmile@gmail.com or contact Alice Monkton 01460 52760 or email alice@hazelwell.co.uk. 06/12/2018 1.30pm to 2.30pm Free
Ilminster Christmas Tree Festival Minster Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 06/12/2018 9.30am to 6pm Free with donations welcome
Carols and Classics by Candlelight All Saints Church, Merriott TA16 5PS This will be the 10th and final year that the Fisher Sinfonia has performed at this 15thC church providing an unmissable evening of string ensembles with organ and piano accompaniment. Being the last year, the Fisher Sinfonia will bring the largest string ensemble ever to perform in the church ( 12 UK Orchestral Players). A string orchestra directed by London Symphony Orchestra’s member, William Melvin will perform Vivaldi’s winter from his 4 seasons. Together with Gamal Khamis performing Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto (1st movement), the evening of classical and festive arrangements will be the final concert not to be missed. Mince pies and refreshments before the concert to start the Christmas festivities. 7:00pm refreshments for a 7:30pm concert start. Tickets are £10 available from Merriott Service Station, Broadway, Merriott; Crewkerne Information Centre, or contact 07870 404631 / 01460 76360. In Aid of the Church Fabric Fund. 06/12/2018 7pm for refreshments and 7.30pm for concert. £10 with U18s free
Ilminster Christmas Tree Festival Minster Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 07/12/2018 9.30am to 6pm Free with donations welcome
Aladdin Octagon,Yeovil Come and take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin this Christmas. Don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Lizzie Frances, Thom Ford and a fantastic supporting cast. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team behind last year's Box Office smash hit, Cinderella. Aladdin promises to be spectacluar, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script. Book early to avoid disappointment. It is on from 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Box office: 01935 422884 or on-line at octagon-theatre.co.uk. 07/12/2018 Daily Tickets from £14
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 08/12/2018 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
Children's Art Chest with Margaret Micklewrigh Arts Centre, Ilminster For chilodren aged 8+ inspired by the season and our gallery exhibition, use printing techniques, paint and collage to create pictures with colour and depth. 08/12/2018 10.30 am to 12.30pm £5 per session (materials provided)
Christmas Fun Day Greenfylde School Annexe, Ilminster Singing, dancing, acting, fun and games and arts and crafts. Ages 4 - 6yrs 10am to 11am £4. Ages 7 to 11yrs 11am to 1pm £8 and 12yrs upwards 1pm to 3pm £8. To book a place contact Charlotte Smith on 07377374667 or email charncarl16@gmail.com 08/12/2018 See event details See event details
Ilminster Christmas Tree Festival Minster Church, Ilminster The Christmas Tree Festival to include crib scenes will run from Monday 3 December to 4pm on Saturday 8 December. 08/12/2018 9am to 4pm Free with donations welcome
Iminster Memory Cafe Minster Rooms, Ilminster At the Memory Cafe you will always get a warm welcome. Why not pop along to see for yourself. Fun, fellowship, refreshments, games, information and support. 12/12/2018 10am to 12pm 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. 12/12/2018 Doors open 6.30pm with Eyes down at 7.30pm Not available
Aladdin Octagon, Yeovil Come and take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin this Christmas. Don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Lizzie Frances, Thom Ford and a fantastic supporting cast. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team behind last year's Box Office smash hit, Cinderella. Aladdin promises to be spectacluar, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script. Book early to avoid disappointment. It is on from 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Box office: 01935 422884 or on-line at octagon-theatre.co.uk. 14/12/2018 Daily Tickets from £14
Christmas Prize Bingo Tony Rice Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Ilminster Dowlish and Donyatt Football Club will be holding a prize bingo event. More details to follow 14/12/2018 6.30pm with Eyes Down at 7pm Not yet available
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 15/12/2018 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
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. 16/12/2018 10am to 11.30am Free
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.
The Edwardian Christmas by Yvonne Bell. The Guildhall, Chard Details to follow 17/12/2018 2pm Free members and retired vistors
Carol Concert Minster Church, Ilminster Details to follow 18/12/2018 TBA Free
Paddington 2 Horton Village Hall 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 20/12/2018 7pm See event details
Aladdin Octagon, Yeovil Come and take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin this Christmas. Don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Lizzie Frances, Thom Ford and a fantastic supporting cast. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team behind last year's Box Office smash hit, Cinderella. Aladdin promises to be spectacluar, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script. Book early to avoid disappointment. It is on from 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Box office: 01935 422884 or on-line at octagon-theatre.co.uk. 21/12/2018 Daily Tickets from £14
Saturday Supper Minster Rooms, Ilminster Relax with friends of all ages over informal food and socialise together playing board games. Open to all to enjoy free food. 22/12/2018 4.30pm to 6pm Free
Aladdin Octagon, Yeovil Come and take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin this Christmas. Don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Lizzie Frances, Thom Ford and a fantastic supporting cast. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team behind last year's Box Office smash hit, Cinderella. Aladdin promises to be spectacluar, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script. Book early to avoid disappointment. It is on from 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Box office: 01935 422884 or on-line at octagon-theatre.co.uk. 28/12/2018 Daily Tickets from £14
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.
Aladdin Octagon, Yeovil Come and take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin this Christmas. Don't miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Lizzie Frances, Thom Ford and a fantastic supporting cast. Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team behind last year's Box Office smash hit, Cinderella. Aladdin promises to be spectacluar, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script. Book early to avoid disappointment. It is on from 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Box office: 01935 422884 or on-line at octagon-theatre.co.uk. 06/01/2019 Daily Tickets from £14
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 09/01/2019 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
'My Life at Sea' Horton Village Hall The Horton & District WI will have a talk given by Jan McNeill on 'My Life at Sea'. Further information is available from: Mrs Louise Burchett (President) 01460 55844 Mrs Ann Welch (Secretary) 01460 53343 09/01/2019 7.30pm Not available
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 19/01/2019 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
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.
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 02/02/2019 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
Talking Cafe Monks Yard, Horton Cross TA19 9PY At our Talking Cafes, guests can find out about local activities, support groups and services that could support their health and wellbeing, as well as the latest volunteering opportunities. It's a great way to find out what's going on in the community, meet new people, and make new friends! The Talking Cafes are free to attend, and everybody is welcome, just buy your own drinks! Come and see us We meet on the first Tuesday of the month. Email support@sparksomerset.org.uk or call 01935 475914 for more information. 06/02/2019 9.30am to 11.30am Free
'Costa Rica: The Wildlife Paradise' Horton Village Hall The Horton & District WI will have a talk given by Miss Angela Pitt on 'Costa Rica: The Wildlife Paradise'. Further information is available from: Mrs Louise Burchett (President) 01460 55844 Mrs Ann Welch (Secretary) 01460 53343 13/02/2019 7.30pm Not available
Big Wetland Duck Watch RSPB West Sedgemoor TA10 0PH Booking essential In the winter tens of thousands of ducks and waders visit the fields at West Sedgemoor. Along with the chance to see hunting marsh harriers and peregrine falcons and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Somerset cranes, this all makes for an unmissable experience! Join local RSPB guides for a rare opportunity to witness this wildlife spectacle. All bookings online via Eventbrite https://rspbduckwatch.eventbrite.co.uk (please note: booking charges apply) Suitable for age 14+. Binoculars and telescopes available. Be sure to wear warm clothing and stout footwear (walking boots or Wellingtons). 16/02/2019 10am to 12pm £4 adult member / £6 adult non-member / £2 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member
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.
'Not all Feathers and Fans' Horton Village Hall The Horton & District WI will have a talk given by Leela Bunce entitled 'Not all Feathers and Fans'. Further information is available from: Mrs Louise Burchett (President) 01460 55844 Mrs Ann Welch (Secretary) 01460 53343 13/03/2019 7.30pm Not availablerice
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.
'Magical Glass' Horton Village Hall Horton & District WI will have a talk by Margaret Harper entitled 'Magical Glass'. Further information is available from: Mrs Louise Burchett (President) 01460 55844 Mrs Ann Welch (Secretary) 01460 53343 10/04/2019 7.30pm Not available
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.
Lip Reading Lessons Ile Youth Club, Ilminster Deafplus will be holding lip reading practice lessons every Wednesday from 5 September 2018 to 19 May 2019. Join any time. Friends and family with no hearing loss welcome. Pop in or contact linda.horner@deafplus.org or text 07890557313 or call 01823 412415. 22/05/2019 10am to 12pm £3 per session and £1 per session for refreshments
'My Archery Experiences at International and Olympian Levels' Horton Village Hall Horton & District WI will have a talk given by Rachel Fenwick on 'My Archery Experiences at International and Olympian Levels'. Further information is available from: Mrs Louise Burchett (President) 01460 55844 Mrs Ann Welch (Secretary) 01460 53343 12/06/2019 7.30pm Not available
Royal Navy International Air Day RNAS Yeovilton BA22 8HB Now, the Royal Navy's only air show. the Yeovilton Air Day becomes the Royal Navy International Air Day for 2019. Plenty of contributions from UK and foreign services as well, on the ground and in the air. Five hours of fast jets, rotaries, warbirds and formations. 13/07/2019 11am to 4pm Not yet available