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More details - Rock & Pop Music Quiz!
Pencils and pens up! It’s time to limber up your brain with our Rock and Pop Quiz, in other words, the popular Rock & Pop Quiz Music nights return to the Bridgwater Arts Centre Bar. To enter, all you need is a MAXIMUM of 4 people per team, then, just turn up on the night with your team!
11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater
Fri 18 May

More details - Fauré Requiem, Handel Coronation Anthems & Iain Cooper Benedicite
Join Bridgwater Choral Society with Conductor Iain Cooper for a performance of Fauré’s Requiem and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. We are also delighted to be giving the first performance of Iain Cooper’s Benedicite for Choir, Brass, Piano Duet and Timpani.
St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater.
Sat 12 May

More details - Push the boat out. Free family sailing experience
“PUSH THE BOAT OUT” AND TRY SAILING on Monday 7th MAY or Monday 28th May AT DURLEIGH RESERVOIR with DURLEIGH SAILING CLUB and Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association who are combining to bring you this FREE fun taster day on the water.
Durleigh Sailing Club, Durleigh Reservoir, Durleigh, Nr Bridgwater
Mon 7 May

More details - Home Education - your questions answered
Whether you have already started home educating or are still considering if this may be the right option for you, this is an opportunity to have your questions answered and make informed choices about your child’s education.
North Petherton Community Centre Fore Street North Petherton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Walled Gardens of Cannington - Open Garden for NGS
Within the grounds of a medieval Priory, the Gardens have undergone extensive redevelopment over the last few years.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Cannington
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - The ACA Cat Show
The 9th Championship Cat Show for the Asian Cat Breed. Featuring Burmillas, Bombays, Tiffanys as well has household pets. Refreshments available, raffle, stalls. Come visit and meet over 60 cats/
Woolavington Village Hall
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Open Garden in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice
This 1 ½ acre garden has been developed by Richard and Marion over the last 25 years from a few horse paddocks. The stunning garden on the edge of the Somerset Levels now includes a fine collection of trees, both specimen and orchard varieties to inspire visiting gardeners.
Little Orchard 8 Church Road East Hunstpill HIGHBRIDGE Somerset
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Fyne Court - Somerset festival of nature at Fyne Court
Join us for two days of wildlife events, skills sessions and walks at Fyne Court. Together with our nature and conservation partners, the National Trust in Somerset will be kick-starting a month of wildlife fun.
Fyne Court, Broomfield, Bridgwater,
Sat 5 May

More details - Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of The Duck with The Mangledwurzels!
The Duck at Burtle celebrates it’s 2nd Anniversary with The Mangledwurzels who will be performing two sets from c. 9:00pm onwards. For full details see the venue website or social media. The Mangledwurzels are a three-piece Scrumpy & Western band from Somerset.
The Duck at Burtle, Station Road, Burtle, Somerset
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Hillcrest - Open Garden for NGS
The garden boasts stunning views of the Somerset Levels, Burrow Mump and Glastonbury Tor, but even on a hazy day this 5 acre garden offers plenty of interest. Woodland walks, varied borders, flowering meadow and several ponds; also kitchen garden, greenhouses, orchards and unique standing stone as focal point.
Hillcrest, Taunton
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - CIRCUS MONDAO ,celebrating 250 years of traditional circus.
xx VERY FIRST VISIT xx. a fantastic traditional family circus brand new show with a host of international artiste from around the world, a great show for the whole family, full of thrills and spills , beautiful showgirls, hunky men, funny clown KIKIN from chile, AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH, fast paced juggler and adorable...
HIGHBRIDGE, oaktree arena, a38 bristol road. edithmead
Today to Sun 22 Apr

More details - Poetry Readings
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’, and be inspired to write some of your own with quill and ink in Coleridge Cottage. Readings take place at 12.30, 2.30, and 4pm.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Poetry Reading
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - Romantic Women
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - behind this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. From Dorothy Wordsworth, “all fire and ardour”, to Sara, his hard working wife who disappeared from his poetry altogether.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Romantic Women
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - behind this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tale of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge’s time at the Cottage are revealed through these guided tours.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Cottage Uncovered
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it’s strange history in these tours of the house and garden. Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be the Cottage’s most famous resident, but there’s much more to the Cottage’s history.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Tue 1 May

More details - The Cottage Uncovered
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it’s strange history in these tours of the house and garden. Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be the Cottage’s most famous resident, but there’s much more to the Cottage’s history.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street Nether Stowey
Tue 1 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Garden Tours
There’s more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet’s garden, and how it didn’t turn out quite how he planned... Hidden behind the Cottage exterior, there is a garden and wildflower meadow.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Fri 4 May, Fri 18 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Dress Like a Georgian Day
Do you look perfect in a petticoat, or wonderful in a wig' Come and learn about Georgian clothing from volunteers in period costume. Find out what the Georgians used to wear, with the chance to try on our new selection of 18th century costumes in the Coleridge family rooms, and chat to volunteers in period dress.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Sat 5 May

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Poetry Reading
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Mon 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will
Princess Theatre, Princess St, Burnham-on-Sea
Thu 3 May

More details - A Doll's House.  A new adaptation by Theatrical Niche Ltd of Ibsen's classic tale.
Mr & Mrs Helmer are the iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top, socialising. They excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out around Christmas-time, it seems there are a few things that Mr. Helmer may not have mentioned in the foreword.
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea
Thu 10 May

More details - The Jungle Book
Immersion Theatre The Jungle Book Sun 22 April, 2pm £10 / £8 Under 16’s / £30 Family of Four Following the success of Alice in Wonderland and Rapunzel, Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of The Jungle Book!
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Sun 22 Apr

More details - An Evening with Shane Williams
Fri 4 May, 7:30pm £24 All tickets One of the biggest names in Welsh rugby, Shane Williams in second only to David Campese in the list of all-time international try scorers.
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Fri 4 May

More details - A Brave Face – Vamos Theatre
A Brave Face – Vamos Theatre Weds 9 May, 7:30pm £13 / £11 Concs. / £8 Students Afghanistan: 2009. Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training’s complete, combat is a buzz. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone.
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Wed 9 May

More details - The Little Mermaid – Ballet Theatre UK
The Little Mermaid – Ballet Theatre UK Fri 11 May, 7:30pm £15 / £10 Students / £ Group bookings for Schools (Buy 10 tickets, get 1 free) Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Fri 11 May

More details - The Thrill of Love - @2k Theatre
The Thrill of Love - @2k Theatre Thurs 17 – Sat 19 May, 7:30pm A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life.
Tacch-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton
Thu 17 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Little Yarford Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden embraces a C17 house (not open) overgrown with climbing plants. A wealth of aquatic plants in 3 ponds.
Little Yarford Farmhouse, Taunton
Fri 11 May, Mon 14 May

More details - Little Yarford Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden embraces a C17 house (not open) overgrown with climbing plants. A wealth of aquatic plants in 3 ponds.
Little Yarford Farmhouse, Taunton
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Woodlands Castle Annual Wedding Fair 2018
Woodlands Castle Wedding Fair Sunday 29th April 2018 10.30am-2.30pm FREE ENTRY FREE PARKING FREE GOODY BAG FREE COCKTAIL FREE FOOD Wander this wedding extravaganza with over 50 sensational wedding suppliers offering everything from your dream dress, flowers, rings, photographers, entertainment and romantic...
Woodlands Castle, Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Spring Garden Pop-Up Shop!
At last it seems Spring has arrived! Front garden & Studio open for a selection of home grown plants, garden accessories & handcrafted gifts - with that ’Spring Garden’ theme! Includes veg., annual & perennial plants, Garden Ceramics & vintage chic.
Lillesdon, Nr. North Curry, Taunton
Today to Sun 22 Apr

More details - Wednesday Textile Workshops!
Increase your sewing confidence - come to our "Get to know your Sewing Machine" workshop. Chrissie Cottle (experienced in all aspects of sewing) will take you step-by-step through the capabilities of your machine & answer all your questions. Class size limited to 4 students - so you get plenty of attention.
Lillesdon, Nr. North Curry, Taunton
Wed 9 May

More details - West Country Clock & Watch Fairs
The West Country Clock & Watch Fairs are run by the Bristol Branch of the British Horological Institute (BHI)....... These Fairs have over forty tables of excellent clocks, watches and other horological items for sale.......
The Holiday Inn Taunton M5 Jct 25 Deane Gate Ave, Taunton Somerset
Sun 22 Apr

More details - A Concert for Parkinsons
A varied musical concert with The Taunton Military Wives Choir, Steel the Show, a steel band from the Blackdown Hills and Quintessential from Queens College. Licensed bar and Raffle
St Mary Magdalene Church Taunton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Speed Dating in Taunton
Taunton Speed Dating How speed dating in Taunton works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Taunton. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.
Mambo, Mill Lane
Tue 1 May

More details - Train Rides on our miniature railway at Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset
Fun for all the family. Please see our website for details and timetable. www.tauntonme.org.uk
Vivary Park, Mount St. , Taunton
Sun 6 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Lunchtime Concert
A Somerset Day Celebration Gibby Swaine, Sue Watts, The Stoggy Men and Tom Mayberry, CE of Heritage SW Our wonderful county’s history and heritage will be celebrated in a specially extended hour long concert.
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton
Fri 11 May

More details - Garden talk in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice
David and Pauline Wright have developed their amazing garden over 25 years, and regularly welcome groups of visitors to share their peaceful all year round garden, This beautiful garden with all year interest has a variety of evergreen and deciduous trees, large wildlife pond and stream, and ornamental Koi Pond.
St. Margaret’s Hospice Academy, Heron Drive, Taunton
Thu 10 May

More details - Dance/Concert: Blowzabella + Naragonia
International folk legends Blowzabella celebrate 40 years with a weekend of workshops, sessions, concerts and dances at Halsway Manor – including this evening dance/concert. Plus special guests – Naragonia (Belgium), and the Blowzabella Workshop Dance Orchestra. The band prefer to play where people can dance.
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, nr Crowcombe
Sat 12 May

More details - Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest
Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest is devoted to the astounding collection of songs made by Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles over three summers in 1916, 1917 and 1918.
Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, nr Crowcombe
Fri 18 May

More details - Somerset Day Celebrations
A day of dancing and music and crafts King Alfred giving out flags and cakes
The HIgh Street, STREET
Sat 12 May

More details - Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 and Tchaikovsky Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet with the MSO
The third of MSO’s guest conductors is the highly accomplished Hitoshi Suzuki Our soloist, Hilary Suckling, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Cambridge. A previous favourite with MSO (Schumann Piano Concerto 2013), Hilary returns to perform Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto.
Strode Theatre Street
Sat 12 May

More details - Susie Ro Album Launch with full acoustic band + support from Mobius Loop
Susie tours internationally with her harmony singing workshops and performs beautiful songs on guitar.
Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, High St, Glastonbury
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Somerset Garden Day
On Sunday 13th May, we’re celebrating Somerset Garden Day with a simple ambition in mind: to encourage everyone in Somerset to down tools, enjoy the diverse pleasures of their gardens and acknowledge the hard work that goes into keeping them special.
Glastonbury Tor
Sun 13 May

More details - 'Weather Report'
ACEArts will welcome Royal West of England Academy member Deborah Westmancoat next month, whose exhibition ‘Weather Report’ runs from 21st April until 19th May. Deborah is a contemporary artist based in Somerset, who graduated from Plymouth University with a first class honours degree in Fine Art in 2014.
ACEarts, Market Place, Somerton
Sat 21 Apr, Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May, Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Barrington Court - Open Garden for NGS
Well known garden constructed in 1920 by Col Arthur Lyle from derelict farmland (C19 cattle stalls still exist). Gertrude Jekyll suggested planting schemes for the layout. Paved paths with walled rose and iris, white and lily gardens, large kitchen garden.
Barrington Court, Ilminster
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Midney Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
1.4 acre plantsmans garden, where unusual planting combinations, interesting use of colour, subtle themes and a natural flowing style create a garden full of variety and inspiring ideas. Increasingly known for it’s wildlife friendly planting.
Midney Gardens, Somerton
Sun 13 May

More details - The Milverton Annual Street Fair BANK HOLIDAY Monday -  7th MAY 2018
A packed May Day of fun and bustle the length of Milverton Fore Street with roads shut off and over one hundred stalls. A day of entertainment, shopping, eating, street music and children activities with most importantly the FANCY HAT COMPETITION. All comers welcome to parade their fancy hats; with prizes for best!
FORE STREET MILVERTON, (Nr. TAUNTON), TA4 1JA
Mon 7 May

More details - Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre plantsman’s garden in tranquil setting. Island beds, scented plants, clematis, unusual perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs to provide yr-round interest. In spring, pulmonarias, hellebores and more than 300 varieties of snowdrops.
Elworthy Cottage, Taunton
Thu 3 May, Mon 28 May, Thu 31 May, Tue 5 Jun

More details - Watcombe - Open Garden for NGS
¾-acre mature Edwardian garden with colour-themed, informally planted herbaceous borders. Strong framework separating several different areas; pergola with varied wisteria, unusual topiary, box hedging, lime walk, pleached hornbeams, cordon fruit trees, 2 small formal ponds and growing collection of clematis.
Watcombe, Winscombe
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 20 May, Thu 7 Jun