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February 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 01 February - Sat 29 February
10am – 4pm
Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

Throughout February, the 30 acres of award-winning gardens are carpeted in a spectacular display of snowdrops, heralding the start of Spring. It's the perfect time of year to explore the topiary lined views and vistas and enjoy the garden starting to wake up from its Winter hibernation.

The gardens are open daily from 10am – 4pm

Entrance cost throughout February will be £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

 


Forde Abbey Chard Somerset TA20 4LU Go to website
Sat 29 February
18:45 - 22:00
Rag Mama Rag

20's & 30's Blues based duo encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast ragtime and early country tunes.

Advance tickets £12 from www.wegottickets.com/event/474783.  Cash only bar.


The Market House Castle Cary BA7 7AHContact: Helen Leary
Telephone: 01963350980
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March 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 05 March - Fri 06 MarchTwo Day Auction of Collectors’ Items

A Dinky model of a Pickfords removal van, bought for just £4 from a charity shop, is estimated to sell for £2,000 at the Charterhouse collector’s auction in Sherborne.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.

There are two plastic Sasha dolls which were bought for the owner as a little girl in the late 1960’s and also in today's auction.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.

A double gallantry group of Great War medals are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.


Toy Van
Sasha Dolls
WWI Double Gallantry Medals
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne DT9 3BS Contact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Thu 05 March
6.00pm - 9.00pm
St Margaret’s Hospice Firewalk 2020

If you are a daredevil supporter you can walk the walk for St Margaret’s Hospice Care at our brand new FIREWALK on Thursday 5th March 2020. This event is proudly sponsored by Walpole Dunn.

Are you brave enough to take on our hottest ever fundraising challenge?

We’ve teamed up with leading experts UK Firewalk to run this exciting event for thrill-seekers in Somerset. You’ll be in safe hands with Scott Bell - two-time Guinness World Record holder for the longest firewalk - who will share the secrets of how to walk on glowing embers.

An exciting evening for all, there will be a barbecue and music on the day, and spectators are welcome to come along and support.

Price: £20.00pp with £100.00 fundraising pledge.


St Margaret’s Hospice, Heron Drive, Bishop's Hull, Taunton TA1 5HAContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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Sat 14 MarchA Night at the Musicals

Black Tie dinner £80 Book online at fleetairarm.com


RN Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton
Sat 14 March
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Great Mendip Rugby Walk 2020

Come and join Candlelight Care and St Margaret's Hospice Care for The Great Somerset Rugby Walk.

Walk up an appetite in aid of St Margaret's Hospice Care (pasty and pint at the end!).

Beginning at 1:30 pm (registration at 1:00 pm) on Wells Cathedral Green, this charity walk is open to all. The walk is approximately 6.5 miles long and ends at Tor Rugby Club, and takes between 2.5 and 3 hours to complete.

Entry fee is £25 for adults and £15 for 12-18 year olds which includes a pasty and a pint or soft drink at the end. Under 12's are free!


Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells , BA5 2UEContact: Terena Gill
Telephone: 01935 709484
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Mon 16 March - Sat 21 March
7.45 p.m
Night Must Fall

This is a classic thriller Dan, a bell hop who arrives at the Bramson bungalow, has already murdered one woman and there is little doubt he will murder another: the aged Mrs Bramson herself. He skilfully insinuates himself into her affections while attempting to seduce her suspicious niece Olivia from exposing his diabolical intentions. And though she professes loathing, Olivia is attracted and fascinated by Dan. Fatally.

Tickets on sale from 24th February Adults £12 Senior/Students £11.


The Swan Theatre 138 Park Street Yeovil BA20 1QT Telephone: 07500 376031
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Sun 29 March
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Great Somerset Cycle for St Margaret's Hospice Care

The 2020 event offers riders a choice or hospice to hospice and epic routes between sites - rated easy, hard or tough and ranging in distance from 40 to 80 miles.  For more information visit the St. Margarets Hospice website.

You will start and finish at either of our Yeovil or Taunton hospice sites depending on the route you choose - it's up to you! Heron Drive, Taunton TA1 5HA or Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil BA20 2HU

Entry costs £25 per rider to take part.


Yeovil -Taunton Telephone: 0845 0342188
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Sun 29 March
10th Anniversary edition of Yeovil Half Marathon w
Yeovil Half Marathon

10th Anniversary edition of Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre.

Starting at 9am on closed roads around the town centre before heading along the entire length of Yeovil Country Park. The route then leaves the town on the western side to Montacute House, before returning on quiet country roads to the Town Centre finish in the Quedam Shopping Centre.

A big Yeovil Town Centre finish atmosphere is assured.

Please view the website for rout.


Yeovil Town Centre and Yeovil Country Park Contact: Yeovil Innovation Centre Copse Rd, Yeovil Somerset
Telephone: 01935 315 470
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May 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 01 May - Sun 31 May
7.00am - 7.00PM
Move It May 2020

Choose your distance and get sponsored to run, cycle or swim for Wessex Cancer Trust this May!

Whether you choose to tackle 5km or 500km, it’s all about getting active and moving more in May. It’s completely up to you how you decide to move it! So whether you’re a dancing queen or tai chi makes you happy, there are loads of ways to get moving and raise money for local families affected by cancer.

Raising just £100 could pay for a month’s supply of the products needed to provide the complementary therapies that we offer in our Cancer Support Centres. Raising £400 could fund a 10 session one to one support package, tailored to the individual, to help manage the emotional impact of cancer.


Wessex RegionContact: Page Bradley
Telephone: 023 8067 2200
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Fri 01 May - Sun 03 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping


Yeovil Showground, off A37 towards Dorchester, Yeovil BA20 2QQ Go to website
Mon 25 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2020 date is Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, child (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 10% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dedicated family picnic area.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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Thu 28 May - Sat 30 May
9am - 6pm
Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath & West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN Go to website
June 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 14 June
11am
Yeovil Race for Life 5k Cancer Research

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research. Enter now at raceforlife.org.


Yeovil CollegeContact: Cancer Research UK
Telephone: 02039324556
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July 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 11 July
09:00-17:00
The Royal Navy International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton, the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, will open their gates to 40,000 visitors to enjoy the spectacular five hour flying display. The focus will very much be on saluting the past, showcasing the present whilst offering a glimpse into the future of Maritime Aviation Capability along with the capabilities of our sister services the Army and Royal Air Force, as core themes.

With 2020 being the 75th anniversary year of VE and VJ Days, RNIAD will be a marvellous opportunity for nations to come together in commemoration of the end of WW2, reinforcing that international cooperation continues to be vital to us all.

There will be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive Service displays to engineering fairs and state-of-the-art defence technology exhibitions. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

To find out more, visit the website www.royalnavy.mod.uk/airday.’


RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTContact: AHA Events Ltd
Telephone: 0330 100 3654
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Sun 19 July
9.30am - 4.00pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

17th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Bentley will be the 2020 marque feature, with an historic line up of sport and road cars. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.

For more information visit www.classic-supercars.co.uk

Adult, in advance £13, at the gate £15; Child (accompanied under 16 years) FREE.

One FREE Show Guide per family/group is included in the price. Ample FREE parking. Dogs on leads are welcome.



Sherborne CastleContact: Show Secretary
Telephone: 07769 114211
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