Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

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 - 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

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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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 - 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 - 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

More details - Africa Night 2
Our Africa Nights are African-themed events which fund raise for local charity Prodigal Bikes. Prodigal bikes sends refurbished mountain bikes to rural Africa to help people there gain access to education, employment and trade.
Merriott Village Hall
Sat 21 Apr

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 - 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 - Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and trees from around the world. Productive vegetable garden. Climbers cover the walls.
Frankham Farm, Sherborne
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Coffee Morning and Plant Sale
Coffee Morning - enjoy coffee (and top ups) and a piece of home made cake - large selection There will also be a Home Bake Stall, general sales table, raffle and plants (outside). Please join us for a convivial morning and to raise funds for our village church, St Leonard’s. Everybody welcome.
Misterton W.I. Hall
Sat 21 Apr

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 - '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 - 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 - 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 - Haynes Breakfast Club
Calling all motoring enthusiasts! On the first Sunday of each month we host a breakfast club which is open to all marques. As well as meeting other like-minded enthusiasts, owners can chat over a coffee and a hearty breakfast (from a full English to a bacon roll) in Café 750.
Haynes International Motor Museum, Castle Cary Road, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset,
Sun 6 May

More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 22 Apr

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Traditional Country Fayre 13/05/18
Save the Date as this is going to be an amazing event! "13th May 2018" We would love for you to join us in a celebration of the great British countryside for all that work and live there to create a great day out for all ages and walks of life.
Pen House, Penselwood Nr. Wincanton
Sun 13 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 - 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 - Panta Rei Danseteater Promise of Departure
A new dance theatre production with high pace and intricate choreography aiming to emotionally move you. Norway’s Panta Rei looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome.
Buckland Newton Village Hall Buckland Newton Dorchester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres formal and informal gardens surround C18 rectory, splendid views. Yew pyramid alles and hedges, circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour. Exuberantly planted terrace, purple and white beds. Box parterres, mature trees, pond, fernery, ha-ha, pleached hornbeam circle. 10 acres woodland walks.
The Old Rectory, Pulham, Dorchester
Sun 13 May, Thu 17 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 - 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 - Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse
Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 22 a is one of Somerset’s best free days out for kids and this year, Peter Rabbit, from the eagerly anticipated film of the same name will be making special appearances throughout the day.
Wincanton Racecourse
Sun 22 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Lower Shalford Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Fairly large open garden with extensive lawns and wooded surroundings. Small winterbourne stream running through with several stone bridges. Walled rose/parterre garden, hedged herbaceous garden and several ornamental ponds. Work is in constant progress.
Lower Shalford Farm, Wincanton
Sat 12 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 - 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 - Glow in the Park and Party: Bath & West
South West-based homeless charity Alabaré are teaming up once again with Glow in the Park to present Glow in the Park and Party: Bath & West.
Bath and West Showground, The Showground, Shepton Mallet
Sat 21 Apr

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Ivy House Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Unusual and challenging ½ acre garden set on steep hillside with fine views. Wildlife friendly garden with mixed borders, ponds, propagating area, vegetable garden, fruit cage, greenhouses and polytunnel, chickens and bees, nearby allotment. Daffodils, tulips and hellebores in quantity for spring openings.
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May