Festivals and Events

Yeovil Half Marathon

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

Yeovil Half Marathon celebrate its 5th anniversary on Sunday 29th March 2015, this now annual event is becoming very popular and attracts many people into the area. If you fancy entering apply now by going to the website www.yeovilhalf.com

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Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Posted on Dec 17, 2014

Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Wolf Hall a new television series for the new year filmed a short distance from Withy Cottages at Montacute House and Barrington Court, National Trust properties will take centre stage in the six-part BBC dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s critically acclaimed Wolf Hall, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, and directed by Bafta-winner Peter Kosminksy.

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Shakspeare Glass Blowing factory Shop

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Shakspeare Glass Blowing factory Shop

We  have a lovely, airy new workshop in Langport  opened on 21st September 2013, to coincide with the start of the Somerset Art Weeks Festival. We will have a large space from which you will be able to watch the glass blowing, a factory shop and an exhibition space for ourselves and other makers and artists from across Somerset and the UK. We back onto the River Parrett and have a lovely deck by the river from where you will able to enjoy a coffee or cold drink. There will be settees and magazines for  you to linger a while....

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Glastonbury Festival (Pilton)

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Glastonbury Festival (Pilton)

FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS

Glastonbury is a festival in need of no introduction. Being the biggest greenfield music & performing arts festival not just in the country, but in the world, Glastonbury has long since set the template for all other festivals to aspire to.

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Carnivals around Somerset

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Carnivals around Somerset

Somerset is the carnival county! There are dozens of spectacular illuminated carnivals, and similar events, every year, and between them they add up to the best show of their kind in the world. It’s a great evening out for all the family.  The highlight of the whole year is the November Guy Fawkes Carnivals, and these events are coming up soon. Each takes place in the appropriate town centre, and roads into town will be closed some time in advance.  Get there early, to get parked and get a good place. These processions of illuminated lorries (called ‘carts’ or ‘floats’) are part of an ancient tradition which stretches back as far as the 1600s when many parts of Somerset commemorated the Gunpowder Plot. Grand fireworks displays and street entertainment add to the sense of fiesta and fun. The floats can be huge, over 50 feet long and covered in hundreds of lightbulbs. Drawing awe and wonder from the crowds, these floats are the results of months of work by the Carnival Clubs. Some of the carnivals are larger than others but even in the smaller ones, the ‘walking entries’ provide entertainment and often much hilarity! Here’s a 2014 list of some of our major carnivals: Bridgwater – Saturday 1st November Burnham on Sea – Monday 3rd November Weston Super Mare – Friday 7th November North Petherton – Saturday 8th November Shepton Mallet – Wednesday 12th November Wells – Friday 14th November Glastonbury – Saturday 15th November Further information on Somerset and South West carnivals can be found on the following websites:...

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Wincanton Racecourse

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse hosts 17 fixtures of quality jump racing from October through to May including a number of Premier Days and Special Events:   Badger Ales Raceday – Saturday 9th November 2013   Boxing Day Raceday – Thursday 26th December 2013   Kingwell Hurdle Raceday – Saturday 15th February 2014   Raceday – Wednesday 26th February 2014   Raceday  – Thursday 6th March 2014 As well as watching the excellent racing there is plenty to see and do with our racecard competition, trade stands and other activities relating to the day’s theme. Saturday racedays provide some of the best racing of the National Hunt season featuring a number of the top horses in the Country. Weekend and Bank Holiday fixtures provide exceptional value for a family day out as children aged 17 and under gain free admission to all Standard and Feature Days. In addition, there are free Junior Jumpers’ activities for all children. Notable racedays include the Bathwick Tyres Countryside Day in March which includes terrier and ferret racing (so if you don’t back a winner on the horses, try the ferrets!), our evening meeting in May which includes live music after racing and our Ladies Day in May which rounds off the season with a competition for the best dressed lady. http://www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk/racing.php?&dx=1&ob=3&rpn=index...

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