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February 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 24 February
7 pm start
Mayor of Yeovil - Charity Wine Tasting

Enjoy an evening with Majestic Wines and explore the tastes of wines from around the World. Help support the Mayor of Yeovil's two charities: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag at the same time.

The Old Cinema (St Margaret's Hospice Home Store)Contact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 01935 848768 or 07425156591
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Sun 26 February
The Fleet Air Arm Museum Wedding Exhibition

Entry costs £2 however The First 50 Brides will have Free Entry to the Museum.

Fashion Show at 12.30

Bridalwear Walk from 1.30

Free Bridal Magazine worth £4.50

The Fleet Air Arm Museum Ilchester Somerset BA22
Mon 27 February
The Civic Players Auditions For Next Show!

Auditions are being held Monday, at Westfield School in Yeovil, from 7:30pm onwards for the next Civic Players show. A seat gripping thriller, 'Dead Lock' by Hugh Janes.

When her husband (Richard) dies in a car crash, Diana is determined to succeed as the new head of his successful company. Her son Alec believes the position should be his, while her younger son demand's more of the family fortune. When strange even's start happening in the house and a voice haunt's her, Diana's fears and uncertainties increase. Just as she feels she knows who is responsible, event's take a dramatic turn as her real enemy is revealed.

Rehearsals are every Monday and Thursday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The show will run every evening at the Swan theatre in Yeovil from 31st May to 3rd June 2017.

Please call or email Lucy for the audition scripts and she will forward them on to you, plus where to find us.

Westfield Academy YeovilContact: Lucy Ross
Telephone: 07800747601
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March 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 14 March
From 3pm
Make and bake competition

In association with the Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA), home bakers and preserve makers will be given the opportunity to have their bread, marmalade and chutney judged by a celebrity chef on Tuesday 14 March, when Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, takes on the role of head judge at Brimsmore Gardens’ Baking and Making Competition in Yeovil.

Judging will start at 3pm in The Apple Tree Restaurant and as part of the garden centre’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the Baking and Making Competition will be open to the public, who are welcome to join in and enter the competition, watch the judging unfold, sample some of the entries and try their luck in a fundraising raffle.

The competition is open for entry until Monday 6 March and costs £5 per entry. Application forms can be downloaded at

The Apple Tree Restaurant, Brimsmore Gardens, Tintinhull Road, Yeovil, BA21 3NUContact: The Apple Tree Restaurant
Telephone: 01935 403158
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Fri 17 March
Bring a Poem to Share over a Cuppa and Cake

Do you have a favourite poem or verse?  If you do why not bring it along to share with us over a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake.  Our younger friends can share their favourite nursery rhymes, and of course bring an adult.

If you don't have a favourite please join us and listen to the words, they will probably stir some memories.

Reasonably priced refreshments always available with juice and biscuits for our younger friends.

Free event, no need to book.  Lift available.

2nd Floor Yeovil Library, King George StreetContact: Sue Baker
Telephone: 07905770757
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Sat 18 March
Orchid Day at Castle Gardens

Back by popular demand, Ian Parsons, former Vice Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society, will return to The Gardens Group this March with more advice and tips about caring for orchids. As well as holding an orchid clinic from 10am – 4pm, Ian will also be giving two free 40 minute talks at 11am and 2pm on maintaining orchid health, encouraging repeat flowering as well as the tricky business re potting.

Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Castle Gardens
Telephone: (01935) 814633
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Thu 23 March
7.30 pm
The Mayor of Yeovil presents a Charity Concert

Listen to the wonderful sounds of Yeovil Concert Band, Yeovil Town Band and various local talented groups whilst raising funds for the Mayor's two charities: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag.

Entertainment for the whole family.

The Octagon Theatre, YeovilContact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
Fri 24 March - Sat 25 MarchLawn and Landscape Open Day

During the last two years on the Marston Road you will have noticed allot of changes at Queen Thorne Crossroads.

This is the new home of Sherborne Turf and Queen Thorne Landscapes. The Lawn and landscape centre.

As well as continuing to produce quality turf, supply soil, composts and mulches we now have developed a range of stock to aid the keen gardener.
Fertilisers developed by us, tools tried and tested by our landscapers. And an exciting range of garden machinery, mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, blowers and more to cater for all uses and budgets.

Our ethos is to be a hub for the keen gardener to gain knowledge, products and services. We are open 8am to 5.30 pm during the week and during the growing season on Saturday mornings.

We are holding an open day over Friday and Saturday (24th 25th )March and would love you to join us. You can register online 

Not only can you come and see how we have developed the site, but our new shop. To hand we will have experts in fertiliser, grass seed and garden machinery, to really help you kick start spring in your garden. As well as tea coffee and a bacon roll.
We look forward to meeting you at our open day, if not before.

Queen Thorne Landscapes Marston Road, Sherborne Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4SXContact: Adam Martin (Director)
Telephone: 01935 850388
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Sun 26 March
Start Time: 09.00hrs
Yeovil Half Marathon

Registration: 7am – 8:45am Start Time: 09:00am

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.


Petters Way, Yeovil, BA20 1SH -Starting PointContact: Race Director: Steve Elliott
Telephone: 01935 426779
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April 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 03 April
7 pm
Mayor of Yeovil - Charity Curry Night

Enjoy a starter, main, rice, naan and dessert at the Viceroy and help support the Mayor of Yeovil's two charities: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag at the same time.

100 Middle Street, Yeovil, BA20 1NEContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 01935 848768 or 07425156591
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Fri 07 April - Sat 08 AprilYandles Woodworking Spring Show

Thousands of visitors come from across the country, to enjoy the informal and friendly atmosphere that is created within the surroundings of this historic timber yard.

The usual working site is transformed with marquees which host a vast array of leading craftspeople. Live Woodworking demonstrations will keep you entertained with new techniques to learn, useful advice on tools and handy tips.

Hurst Works Hurst Martock Somerset TA12 6JUTelephone: 01935 822 207
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Sat 08 AprilMayor of Yeovil - Charity SKYDIVE

The Mayor of Yeovil is taking part in a 15,000 ft tandem skydive to raise money for his worthy two charities: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag.



Dunkeswell AirfieldContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 01935 848768 or 07425156591
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Tue 11 April
10am - 12 noon
The Eggathon

We will start by painting our eggs and decorating them. We will take park in an egg rolling competition: will your egg roll the furthest? Egg rolling races where you push your egg along a track with a hazel stick and finish with a good old Easter egg hunt. There might even be some chocolate ones.

Ham Hill Country ParkGo to website
Fri 21 April - Sat 22 AprilYeovil Beer Festival

We are delighted to welcome The Yeovil Beer Festival in its fifth year to the newly refurbished Westlands venue showcasing over 80 real ales and 20 ciders and buzzing with live music from local bands.

Opening times and prices:-

Friday 21st - 6-11pm

Saturday 22 April - 12-5pm

Saturday 22 April - 6-11pm

Tickets cost £7 for Friday Evening, £7 for Saturday afternoon, and  £10 for Saturday Evening or Combine and Save £15 Saturday All day.

Westland's Leisure Complex 1 Westbourne Close Yeovil BA20 2DDGo to website
Sat 29 AprilYeovil Town Criers Competition 2017

Each year in April or May, Town Criers come from far and wide to keep up the ancient tradition of crying and to compete in the annual Yeovil Town Criers' Competition.

The Criers, who are members of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers (AHGTC) provide a colourful spectacle by entertaining visitors throughout the day as each competitor performs their home town cry and a cry of their own choice in the Town's Open Air Entertainment Area in Middle Street - in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Yeovil.

In Medieval England, Town Criers were the chief means of news communication with the people of the town since many could not read or write. Royal proclamations, local byelaws, market days and adverts were all proclaimed by a bellman or crier throughout the centuries.

Town Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, which includes a coloured robe, breeches, black boots and a tricorn hat. They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements.

Trophies are presented to the winner and runners up in the competition, and awards are also given for the best dressed Crier and Escort. All competitors are awarded a certificate and presented with a memento of the event.

The Triangle, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1LUTelephone: 01935 382424
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May 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 13 May
11am - 4pm
ST Margarets Hospice Yeovil Summer Fair

A Family fair held at St Margarets Hospice Yeovil. There will be activities for all the family from childrens games to a BQQ raffles, and an Owl Display and handing.

Entry costs £2 per adult with children under 14 going FREE.

St Margarets Hospice Little Tarrat Lane YeovilContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
Sun 21 May
11am - 3pm
St. Margaret's Great Somerset Colour Run 2017

St. Margaret's Great Somerset Colour Run is returning for its third year and will be even bigger and better than before at the brand new location of Wincanton Racecourse!

While participants run, walk, skip, hop or even dance their way around the 5k course, an army of volunteers will be taking aim and throwing brightly coloured powdered paint, making the kilometres race by! Once the race is over, you'll get to celebrate your achievement with a massive paint party and you'll receive a brilliant goody bag.

On the day registration will open at 11am and the run will begin at 1pm. Entry fees are £15 for adults and £10 for children.

Add a little colour to your life and book your place at this fantastic event:

Wincaton RacecourseContact: Sonia Bateman
Telephone: 01823365609
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Sat 27 May - Mon 29 MayTour of Wessex Cycling Event

The Swift Carbon Tour of Wessex is the biggest multi stage cyclosportive in the UK. The cycling cognoscenti have been making the annual pilgrimage to Somerset since 2006 to experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink. Expect quintessentially 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 other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique event. Choose from 322 miles, 224 miles or ride an individual stage which each have a choice of two route distances.

Each stage starts and finishes at Huish Episcopi Academy which provides outstanding facilities including an open air swimming pool which is available to Tour of Wessex participants free of charge.

Huish Episcopi Academy Somerton Somerset TA11 6HSGo to website
Mon 29 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 2017 date is Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-16) £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.  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 Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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July 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 08 July
Open 9am - 5pm
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

Spectacular military airshow celebrating its 70th anniversary. An action-packed family day out with thrilling flying displays and plenty of ground attractions.

For more information please visit the website.

RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester Yeovil BA22 8HTTelephone: 0330 1003654
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Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
9am to 6pm
The Yeovil Show

EARLYBIRD TICKETS £10 per person - available online until 1st June.  

ADVANCE TICKETS £12 per person SHOW DAY TICKETS £15 per person Children 15 years of age and under - FREE OF CHARGE Car Parking - FREE OF CHARGE

Yeovil Showground Barwick Yeovil BA22 9TA
August 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 24 August - Mon 28 August
From 8am. Daily
Great 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 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.

Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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October 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 23 September - Sun 08 OctoberSomerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset.  Since its inception in 1994, it has become an important event in Somerset's calendar delighting art lovers from near and far.

Please click on the website for more information.

Various VenuesTelephone: 01458 253800
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