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May 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sat 28 May
1pm -3.30pm
Beautiful Butterflies

Pop along and join in with the fun to discover these fascinating insects. There will be butterfly safaris, butterfly activities and ID sessions, butterfly inspired artwork and tips how to encourage butterflies into your own gardens.

There will be something for all ages and abilities.  This is a free event


Ninesprings Country Park Yeovil BA20 1QZ
Sat 28 MayBeautiful Butterflies

Pop along and join in with the fun to discover these fascinating insects. There will be butterfly safaris, butterfly activities and ID sessions, butterfly inspired artwork and tips how to encourage butterflies into your own gardens. FREE event.  Drop in between 1-3.30pm.


Ninespring Park Yeovil
Sat 28 May - Mon 30 MayTour of Wessex Cycling Event

The Tour of Wessex is one of the biggest Multi stage cyclosportive in the World. Expect quintisentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from all other sportive events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique experience.

Classic climbs include Cheddar Gorge, King Alfreds Tower, Lulworth Ranges, Quantock Common and Porlock Toll Road.

Riders can choose to enter the Standard or Medium option for all three stages, entries are are also available for individual stages.

The event HQ is based at Somerton, the Ancient Royal Capital of Wessex. Excellent facilities combined with easy access and the support of Somerton Town Council makes this the best place to cycle in the UK over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Many riders choose to camp creating a fantstic atmosphere in the traditional market Town of Somerton, the Ancient Royal Capital of Wessex.

The event showcase the superb countryside and participants can expect to sample local poduce from the numerous farms located on and around each stage.

Rotary are the official Charity Partner of the Tour of Wessex.


Somerton Somerset TA11 6HSGo to website
Sun 29 MaySt. Margaret’s Great Somerset Colour Run

The Great Somerset Colour Run is promising to be an unmissable family event, whether as an incentive to keep the healthy lifestyle going, a team building session or part of your summer running programme we can't wait to see everyone taking part for such a great cause in such a colourful way.

Tickets start from £10 for children and £15 for adults. T-Shirts are available at £5 plus £2.50 postage.


Hazlegrove School Sparkford Yeovil Somerset BA22 7JAGo to website
Mon 30 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 & youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays & attractions, trade & craft stands & a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2016 date is Bank Holiday Monday 30th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-15) £4.00, family* £29.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.

Alternatively, you can click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets for the Sherborne Castle Country Fair.

Find out more by visiting the website www.sherbornecountryfair.com.



Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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Tue 31 May - Fri 03 June
10am - 4pm
Fairytale Trail

Pick up a trail leaflet from the Ninesprings Cafe and follow the breadcrumbs around the woods. Price £0.50 per trail leaflet. 

Follow the self led trail and find the missing letter to make a word. Will you find Hansel and Gretel? Is Red Riding Hood still being chased by the wolf? Length of walk approximately one mile.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Latest time for starting trail is 3.00pm


Ninesprings Park, Yeovil
June 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Tue 31 May - Fri 03 June
10am - 4pm
Fairytale Trail

Pick up a trail leaflet from the Ninesprings Cafe and follow the breadcrumbs around the woods. Price £0.50 per trail leaflet. 

Follow the self led trail and find the missing letter to make a word. Will you find Hansel and Gretel? Is Red Riding Hood still being chased by the wolf? Length of walk approximately one mile.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Latest time for starting trail is 3.00pm


Ninesprings Park, Yeovil
Wed 01 June
7pm for 7:30pm
Evening with Formula 1 Racing Legend Mark Webber

Interview followed by questions and then a signing. Tickets (£5) contact Winstone’s Books, Sherborne. 


Cheap Street Church, Sherborne.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Telephone: 01935 816128
Wed 01 June - Sat 04 June
9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and 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.

Discounted tickets available from Yeovil Tourist Information Centre and at Cartgate TIC.


Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Somerset BA4 6QNContact: Yeovil Tourist Centre
Telephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 04 June
9.30am until 4.00pm
Vintage Market in Yeovil

The vintage market in Yeovil is in its third year and continues to grow in size with additional stalls and is complimented with a programme of live music.  The ever-popular vintage market is held on the first Saturday of every month with the last one being held in September; however there will also be a special one to coincide with this year's Super Saturday on 24 September.


King George Street Yeovil BA20 1PSContact: Marie Ainsworth
Telephone: 01935 462787
Fri 10 June
7.30pm - 9.45pm
Jackson Live in Concert

Sweeney Entertainments Presents:-  Jackson Live in Concert

STARRING BEN ANDHIS INCREDIBLE LIVE BAND AND DANCERS

 Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.

Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.

Ben’s portrayal of Jackson has to be the most accurate and exciting tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben is joined on the stage by his Incredible Band and Dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational.

Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!

 


The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UXContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Sun 12 June
11am - 4pm
Open Farm Sunday at Frogmary Green Farm

Enjoy a visit to your local farm and celebrate British farming. With lots to see and do, it’s a great day out for all the family and entry is free!


Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, TA13 5DJContact: Clare Bragg
Telephone: 01460 242 775
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Thu 16 June
7.30pm
The YCAA presents Costumes and Textiles

Bethan, from the South West Heritage Trust, will show and talk about costumes and textile techniques used in the past. See some exquisite work.

Also, see an enhibition of quilts - always something special - and appreciated by quilters and embroiderers everywhere.  This will be a spectacular event.  Tickets: £5 


Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre Hendford Yeovil Somerset BA20 1UX Telephone: Box Office:01935 422884
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Fri 17 June
7pm - 10.30pm
ABSOLUTE ABBA
ABSOLUTE ABBA is a fun, family friendly show which is based on the music of ABBA, with a cast of 8 performers and a special moment in the show with 22 local children performing as a choir throughout one of the musical numbers.  If you loved the film then you will love this production show!  Celebrating the music of ABBA in this excellent production.
 
Tickets available online click on the website - Online booking fee applies.  Tickets are also available from Sherborne TIC - Adults: £10:50 - Children: £8:50 
 
 

The Digby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneContact: Reamba Productions - Box Office:
Telephone: 01935 360898
Sat 18 June
1-5pm
Corscombe Fest
Corscombe is a lovely village lying in a rural setting centrally between Yeovil, Crewkerne and Dorchester and the Fest is held to raise money for local community causes. 
 
Our traditional afternoon Fete has grown each year and now features live music into the evening, attracting people from far and wide. There truly is something for everyone, a pint of real ale, or a POMMS cocktail, classic car show and novelty dog shows, local food produce, and great attractions for the kids to keep them happy all afternoon. What more could you ask for?
 
For further details please click on our website.

Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset, DT2 0NSContact: Kevin Harrington
Telephone: 01935 892396
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Sat 18 June
6pm -11pm
Devils Chair Concert

For the first time even we have our own music concert in Corscombe, The Devil’s Chair Concert – limited to 400 people only. Five hours of great music from our local talent and real ale from the bar (plus food from our barbecue and hog roast).

Music starts at 6pm with some jazz from Birds on a Wire with songs by Sting, Adele plus original material to ease us into the evening.

We end the evening with Storm, one of the best cover bands in the South West but not before Corscombe has been rocked by Kash Folding and The Antics.

Visit our website to see more details on the bands, and listen to their music plus, of course purchase tickets. The early bird tickets are on sale now at only £5.95.

The tickets £10.00 but early bird tickets are on sale now at only £5.95.from the website.


Corscombe CourtContact: kevin harrington
Telephone: 01935
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Sun 19 JuneClassic and Vintage Car Auction

The Jaguar E Type was voted the best British car ever in a worldwide poll in 2015, and Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne have been instructed to sell an immaculate example of this iconic sports car in their 19th June classic and vintage car auction. Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.


Jaguar E Type
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sun 19 June
10am start.
Sherborne Race For Life

Ladies, it’s time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2016.

Through raising money at Race for Life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

SIGN UP NOW by visiting the website.

Let’s beat cancer sooner

10k 9am  - 5k 11am


Sherborne Castle, New Road, SherborneContact: Brenda Scott
Telephone: 07825 933920
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Sun 19 JuneFun Dog Show

Bring your dog along to our fun, family friendly dog show. There are plenty of classes for all types of dogs.

Registration starts from 11.00am. Classes start at 12pm. £1 per dog per class.


Ninesprings Park Yeovil
Sun 19 JuneNitro Circus

Nitro Circus  delivers the biggest and best, mind blowing cross platform action sports entertainment show for daredevils and risk taking wannabes in the spirit of fun, friendship and camaraderie. 

Doors open for the event 5pm.

Tickets from £31.90 More ticket information can be found on website

Yeovil Huish Park Football Stadium Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8YFGo to website
Wed 29 June
11am - 12.30pm
Teddy Bears Picnic

All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free event, no need to book just turn up. Meeting on the grass adjacent to Ninesprings Cafe.  FREE event


Ninesprings Country Park in Yeovil
July 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sat 02 July
9am-5pm
Yeovilton Air Day

The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 2nd July for the Royal Navy's premier airshow. The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!

All the latest news and full event information will be available at the website nearer the event date.


Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTGo to website
Sat 09 July
2pm-6pm
Mencap Summer Fete

Mencap here in Yeovil are holding a summer fete to bring our local community together.

There will be a face painting, BBQ and other refreshments, a HUGE raffle and an appearance from Magic Ian!

We will also have a hall packed full of local stall holders, tempting you to buy lots of lovely things.

We look forward to seeing you there from 2pm-6pm!  Please do get in touch if you would like to run a stall!


Birchfield Community CentreContact: Kay Hirst
Telephone: 01935414367
Sun 10 July
09:00am
Sherborne Sports Centre Sprint Triathlon

Sherborne Sports Centre's 12th Annual Sprint Triathlon.

Open to all ages and abilities. Come and give it a go! 

500M swim (20 lengths) 20K Cycle 5K Run


The event
Entry form
Sherborne Sports CentreContact: Matt Ward
Telephone: 01935 810548
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Wed 13 July
10.15am
Wessex Railway Walks

Meet at Yeovil Pen Mill train station. Starting time is 10.15 - this is a linear and leisurely walk of 8 or 9 1/2 miles.   We start by taking the bus to Sherborne (bring Universal Bus Pass or appropriate bus fare) for the walk back to Yeovil Pen Mill station.

The walk is via Lenthay Common, and Bradford Abbas. The shorter option walks back to the station and the longer walk returns via the Yeovil Riverside and returning to the train station. This walk will take all day and please bring plenty of food and drink.

Further details can also be found on the website


Yeovil Pen Mill starting point.Contact: Ken Worden
Telephone: 01935 389840
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Wed 13 JulyWessex Railway Walks - Yeovil Pen Mill

The walk is via Lenthay Common, and Bradford Abbas. The shorter option walks back to the station and the longer walk returns via the Yeovil Riverside and returning to the train station. This walk will take all day and please bring plenty of food and drink. 


Yeovil Pen MillContact: Ken Worden
Telephone: 01935 389840
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Sat 16 July
10am-4pm
Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Adam’s Tasty Chilli Sauces, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Chocolate Workshop, Comins Tea, Dorset Pie Company, Dorset Shellfish Co., Dorset Sushi, Fussels Fine Foods, Leakers Bakery, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Simply Sprinkle, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Thomas J Fudge, White Post Gate Honey, Wraxall Wines, Wyld Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials.

A variety of interesting Veteran/Classic cars and motorbikes will be on display.

Barbecued Hamburgers and Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities.


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 07790863518
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August 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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Sun 14 August
08:00
Oxley Spint Triathlon

family friendly sprint triathlon based out of Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne. further details at www.wessexwizards.com


oxley sports centre, Bradford road, sherborneContact: Derek Turner
Telephone: 07887356687
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Sun 14 August
08:00
Oxley Sprint and Junior Triathlon

family friendly triathlon for all the family from ages 8. Beginning with a pool swim within Oxley Sports Centre, followed by a ride around the beautiful Dorset countryside and finishing with a run through the historic abbey town of Sherborne.

Distances depend on age. For more details please see www.wessexwizards.com


oxley sports centre, Bradford Road, SherborneContact: Derek Turner
Telephone: 07887356687
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Thu 25 August - Mon 29 AugustGreat Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!


Tarrant Hinton Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 8JATelephone: 01258 860361
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September 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 May - Sun 11 SeptemberMartin Creed at Hauser & Wirth

You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’
– Martin Creed

The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.


Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NLContact: Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Telephone: 01749 814 060
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