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Model Show

Mar 13, 2015

The UK’s biggest Model Show returns on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May at the Bath and West Showground, full details will be posted on their website at www.swmee.co.uk

Quantock Hills Spring Events

Mar 13, 2015

The Quantock Hills will be having spring events on Sunday 22nd March, Thursday 9th April and Sunday 26th April for more information and to book go to

www.quantockhills.com/events/view

Great Somerset Colour Run

Mar 13, 2015

The Great Somerset Colour Run will take place on Sunday 14th June 2015 for St Margaret’s Hospice. You can run, walk, skip or hop the 5k route whilst an army of volunteers throw powder paint through the route. Signing up is easy either phone 01823 365613 or visit www.greatsomersetcolourrun.co.uk

East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Mar 13, 2015

The Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens makes a return on 28th March 2015 following a huge success last year. The fair is organised by East Lambrook Manor Gardens and HPS Somerset Group and will run from 10 to 4pm where 16 of the South West’s top nurseries plus East Lambrook’s own Margery Fish Plant Nursery will be there. Admission to this popular event: £4 to fair and gardens or £3.50 for RJS and HPS members.

Visit www.hps-somerset.btck.co.uk or www.eastlambrook.com for more details.

Yeovil Half Marathon

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

White African Egrets

Feb 11, 2015

White African Egrets

Whilst out walking in the fields behind the cottages we spotted three White African Egrets. This is the bird that you see perched on the back of buffaloes and other big game in Africa but now due to our warmer climate more are being seen here in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and it is rumored that some may have stayed here and are now breeding.

Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Dec 17, 2014

Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

As celebrated period properties go, Montacute House and Barrington Court are yet to make an impression on the wider public consciousness. But all that is about to change next year as the two lesser-known National Trust properties 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. The two properties in Somerset are among six Trust buildings in the South-west that producers chose for the flagship drama which charts the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor court from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest adviser. Montacute, in the south Somerset village of the same name, has been used for filming before – The Libertine and Sense and Sensibility were both shot there.

Great Crane Safari

Oct 8, 2014

Great Crane Safari

TO FOLLOW SOON!

Due to the fantastic response last year we are pleased to announce that we will be running our Crane Safaris again this year.

Dates will be released in October along with details of how to book a place!

The Crane Safaris are a unique opportunity to join our specialist team of monitoring volunteers as they carry out the daily crane survey on the Somerset Levels and Moors.

So keep an eye out on our blog and facebook page for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/thegreatcraneproject

 

Find out when to see wildlife on the Levels and Moors

Oct 8, 2014

Find out when to see wildlife on the Levels and Moors

Make a date with nature by looking at this interactive online calendar (on the website of the Great Cane
Project) showing the species you are likely to see on the Levels at any particular time of year – birds and
animals, flowers and insects are all included and you can click for more information about the different
species.

http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/somerset-levels-and-moors-nature-calendar

Somerset Arts Week 20th Sept – 5th October

Sep 1, 2014

Somerset Arts Week 20th Sept – 5th October

About Somerset Art Weeks
Somerset Art Weeks is a countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.

Since its inception in 1994 Art Weeks has become an important event in Somerset’s calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Due to increasing popularity and growth the decision was made in 2007 to turn the event into an annual two week event with an alternating focus of open studios (named Somerset Open Studios) and group exhibitions and projects (named Somerset Art Weeks Festival).

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/

“Congratulations on all aspects of Somerset Art Weeks, the guide is a work of art in itself! We could write pages about our visits and the lovely people we met; how much we learned about techniques and processes and our lovely somerset towns, villages and countryside. Thank you for giving us so much.” – Art Weeks Visitor