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Today to Tue 22 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Seavington Spring Quiz Night
A fun quiz night in aid of improvements to the Seavington Community Shop and Cafe. Teams of 6 or join others on the night. Bar from 7pm. Delicious supper included in ticket price. All welcome.
Seavington Millennium Hall, Water Street, Seavington St Mary
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Yeovil Concert Band
Arts at St. Barts welcome for the first time Yeovil Concert Band on Sat 28th April who will be performing a fabulous varied programme of music and will also feature the vocal talents of Matthew Rock who is the Musical Director of The Military Wives Choir at Yeovilton.
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Abbey Street, Crewkerne
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Justin Daish at Henhayes
Amazing Singer/Guitarist Extrordinaire makes a welcome return to the Henhayes Centre. Supper and Concert £18, Concert Only £10. Supper served at 6.30, concert 7.30. Come and enjoy this extremely talented singer and musician...on his last visit he had them dancing in the aisles! Music for all tastes....
The Henhayes Community Centre South Street Car Park Crewkerne Tel. 01460 74340
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Magnificent Mr Handel
The Phoenix Singers with Director of Music Andrew Maddocks present an evening of music by Handel with Messiah, opera and Oratorio excerpts. Soprano ~ Alice Privett Orchestra of Opera Settecento
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, South Petherton.
Sat 19 May

More details - Wayford Manor - Open Garden for NGS
The mainly Elizabethan manor (not open) mentioned in C17 for its ’fair and pleasant’ garden was redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902. Formal terraces with yew hedges and topiary have fine views over W Dorset.
Wayford Manor, Crewkerne
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Flax Barn - Open Garden for NGS
A modern masterpiece hosting herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, spring bulbs, crocus lawn, assortments of alliums and agapanthus and much more! Wend your way past a pond, sculptures, shrubs, circular lawns and then take a breath, maybe even a cup of tea, in an opulent rotating orb.
The Flax Barn, Norton Sub Hamdon
Sun 6 May

More details - East Lambrook Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
The quintessential English cottage garden created by C20 gardening legend Margery Fish. Plantsman’s paradise with old-fashioned and contemporary plants grown in a relaxed and informal manner to create an extraordinary garden of great beauty and charm.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook
Sun 13 May, Sat 2 Jun

The LYRA Singers at Martock Parish Church on 26th April More details - The LYRA Singers at Martock Parish Church on 26th April
The LYRA Singers from St Petersburg, comprising some 25 singers, all trained by various Conservatoires in that City, send small groups (4-5) to UK, to continental Europe and to USA to give concerts of Russian church music, folk songs and choral pieces by famous Russian composers.
All Saints Church, Church Street, Martock
Thu 26 Apr
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Martock Church PCC welcome the famous Jonathan Veira to perform on 19th May More details - Martock Church PCC welcome the famous Jonathan Veira to perform on 19th May
This amazing talented & versatile international singer and comedian is coming to Martock as part of his "Songs & Tales" tour. He is essentially a musical chameleon - performing songs of great diversity to an incredibly high standard - perhaps unique in the world of entertainment.
All Saints Church, Church Street, Martock
Sat 19 May
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More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Thu 3 May

More details - Montacute House - Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets
All your local food and crafts at one quality market. Held in the old stables, this ever popular and award winning ’best in Somerset’ market is a must for those who like top quality local produce and crafts. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 19 May

More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Fri 4 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Willow Weaving Workshop
Willow Weaving Workshop with local Willow Weaver Maurice Fawcett. Have fun making your own willow creations to take home. All ages welcome. Book early to avoid disappointment!
ASH Pavilion, Ash Recreation Ground, Main Street, ASH.
Sun 20 May

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 20 Jun

More details - The Stomping Ivories (dueling pianos)
All the way from Australia for one night only!! The Stomping Ivories are a ’dueling pianos’ act from Australia covering a range of music from Mozart to Metallica. Bring your song requests along; there is nothing these three Sydney boys won’t attempt to play!
East Coker Village Hall Halves Lane East Coker
Fri 4 May

More details - Dicot - Open Garden for NGS
Secret garden hidden in East Devon valley. 3 acres of unusual and exotic plants - some rare. Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias in profusion. Meandering stream, fish pool, Japanese style garden and interesting vegetable garden with fruit cage, tunnel and greenhouses. Surprises round every corner.
Dicot, Chardstock
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - St Margarets Hospice Yeovil Summer Fete
A Fun day for the whole family held in the gardens of St Margaret’s Hospice. there is everything from craft stalls to dog shows, a vintage tea rooms, bar and BBQ as wells as games and activities for the whole family.
St Margarets Hospice Little Tarrat Lane Yeovil
Sat 12 May

More details - The Old Rectory, Netherbury - Open Garden for NGS
5 acre garden developed by present owners over last 20 yrs. Formal areas with topiary near house, naturalistic planting elsewhere. Many bulbs including fritillaries, erythroniums, tulips and wood anemones. Extensive bog garden with pond and stream planted with candelabra primroses and other moisture lovers.
The Old Rectory, Netherbury, Beaminster
Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Ferne Animal Sanctuary Spring Craft Fair
With an interesting array of fantastic craft stalls, as well as free parking, celebrate Spring arriving in the beautiful surroundings of Ferne, so come and join us!
Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Nr Chard
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 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 - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 8 May, Tue 12 Jun

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 - 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 - '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
Today 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 - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden brought back to life over last 5½ yrs. There is now much more light after some trees were taken down and new areas have been cultivated. The planting is intended to be natural and the emphasis is very much on colour.
Well Cottage, Bridport
Sun 20 May and Mon 21 May

More details - Wolverhollow - Open Garden for NGS
Over 1 acre of informal mature garden on different levels. Lawns lead past borders and rockeries down to a shady lower garden. Numerous paths take you past a variety of uncommon shrubs and plants. A managed meadow has an abundance of primulas growing close to stream. A garden not to be missed!
Wolverhollow, Monkton Wyld
Sun 13 May and Mon 14 May

More details - Cash bingo
Cash bingo every second and 4 th Wednesday of the month , 4 pm afternoon start , all non residents welcome too . All for local charities starting with light up Axminster .
Stewart Court community room millwey rise axminster
Wed 9 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Cash bingo
Cash bingo in aid of The Axminster New Youth Club raffle tea coffee and a flyer .all welcome eyes down 7-30 doors open 6-30 pm
Tigers way football club Axminster
Sun 13 May

More details - Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped into the hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay, the ¾ acre garden, maintained by the owners, is laid out as a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps.
Harcombe House, Bridport
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - May Barn Sale & Afternoon Teas
Huge Barn Sale with lots of items and curious for you to browse, including books, dvds and cds. Why not also have a cup of Tea or coffee and a scrumptious home made cake in our Snack Room whilst you decide what to buy!
Heaven’s Gate Farm West Henley
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Art at Charmouth Library Jan to Mar 2018
Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader, Annie Clough Paintings and prints - almost all for sale
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - 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 surely know and by the end of the evening
Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South St, Bridport
Sat 19 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 - "Miss Mayne's Party" Country Dance, April 28th, Bridport
Bridport Folk Dance Club’s traditional Annual Dance with "The Chris Toyne Big Band" and caller Aileen Wills. All welcome, no experience or partner required and all dances will be talked and walked through and called throughout.
St Mary’s Church House Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Kilmington (Shute Road) Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Set in rural E Devon in AONB yet easily accessed from A35. 3 gardens just under 1 mile apart. Spinney Two: ½ acre garden planted for yr-round colour, foliage and texture. Mature oaks and beech. Views. On gentle southerly slope.
Kilmington (Shute Road) Gardens, Axminster
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Lyme Regis Carnival May Fete
Music from B Sharp, Opening by the Mayor, Long Sword Dancing, Uplyme Morris Dancing, Taekwondo Display, Lyme Regis Majorettes, Falconry Display, 55+ Fantastic Stalls, Hot Food, Ice-Cream, Fresh Coffee, Homemade Cakes, Refreshments, BOUNCY CASTLE, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Fete Games, Activities, Raffle,
Anning Road Recreation Ground, Anning Road, Lyme Regis
Sun 13 May

More details - Art session with Darell Wakelam
Darrell Wakelam will be running a drop-in craft session in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May

More details - Fossil Fest
Polishing on sea front on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th: Fossils are provided, range in price - pocket money prices Find us on the marine parade in the shelters Activity lasts 25 minutes - drop in session, no need to book
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Mary Anning and the scientists
Emerald Ant will be acting Mary Anning and the scientists in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sun 6 May

More details - Museum at night
Story telling with Lizzie Bryant Face-painting with Lianne Costin and Ellen Austin Dinosaur crafts with Alison Bowskill Free hot drink from Dottie Kitchen
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Fri 18 May

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 - Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre
Visit a WW2 Nissen Hut and see the narrative, photographs, video and artefacts detailing the preparations by the US forces for D-Day. This is the airfield that the ’Band of Brothers’ trained and left from.
Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre Cherryhayes farm Slough Lane
Today to Sun 27 May

More details - Little Cliff - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Little Cliff, Lyme Regis
Thu 3 May, Sun 6 May, Thu 7 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

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 - The Secret Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Ongoing reclamation of neglected woodland garden. Mature trees, bamboo, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, other choice shrubs with stream on all sides crossed by bridges, and in spring a growing collection of loderi hybrids. New plantings of viburnums. Stout shoes recommended for woodland garden.
The Secret Garden, Dorchester
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

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