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January 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 24 January - Sat 28 JanuaryPantomime:Alice in Wonderland

Presented by Yeovil Amateur Pantomime Society. Following last year's award-winning pantomime Snow White , YAPS are proud to present their biggest and most spectacular pantomime to date.  Follow the White Rabbit into a Magical Wonderland full of colour, comedy song and dance for all the family.

Tickets cost between £12 to £15.  Please visit the website to purchase your tickets

Octagon, YeovilContact: Box Office 01935 422884
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Mon 30 January
Jazz Concert

A Charity Jazz Concert by the Sunset Cafe Stompers with singer Lynn Thornton in aid of Mandalay School for the Deaf and in tribute to David Blakeway Smith who achieved much for the School until his untimely recent sudden death. 

Tickets cost £10 from Winstones bookshop, TIC, Mrs Anne Dearle (01935 814887), Mr Raymond Wood (01935 815565)

Cheap Street ChurchContact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
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February 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 02 February
Yeovilton Military Band

Entry costs £7 in advance by telephoning 01935 822706 £8 on the Door.

Besides 5 regular Royal Marine Bands, there are 9 naval Volunteer Bands in Britain and the one from Yeovilton has for many years laid claim to be the best. Known as HMS Heron Volunteer Band from RNAS Yeovilton, they have already given four concerts here since 2011, all enthusiastically received by large audiences. The Guardians of Martock Church raise funds for the preservation of this, the second largest parish church in Somerset. The Band will play marches, classical items and swing, film music, a tribute to a famous composer & medleys from musicals. There is ample parking, wheelchair access and toilet, with wine and fruit juice available before the concert and in the interval.

The church is a beautiful Grade One Listed building with a magnificent carved oak roof and can seat up to 300 with an unrestricted view of the performers.

All Saints Church, Martock TA12 6JLE-mail us
Sun 05 FebruaryBristol Classic Motorcycle Show

A 1967 BSA motorcycle which was used by the RAF Police is making a rare appearance on the market when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer.

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

A scooter, which was last on the road over 50 years ago, is looking for a new owner at the Charterhouse auction of classic motorcycles.  

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

1967 BSA motorcycle
A NSU Prima Scooter
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Contact: Matthew Whitney or Nicola Holmes
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 11 February - Sun 19 February
February Half Term Family Fun!

Visit Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum this February Half Term with fun for all the family. Walk back in time from the birth of TV and radio to the modern day, the museum is like a Tardis, opening up inside to reveal an unexpectedly immense number of displays, probably the largest collection of toys, books, annuals, jigsaws and games related to TV and radio programmes. A trip out which 3 generations of one family can enjoy and share memories together.

This week take part in our SPECIAL HALF TERM MUSEUM QUIZ and test your knowledge on popular culture, all entries will be put into a prize draw at the end of the week!

Our Tea rooms will also be open this week serving organic coffee, deliciously local lunches, homemade cakes and traditional cream teas.

You could even treat yourself and share a popular afternoon tea on an impressive 3 tier stand with friends or family.

Our shop will also be open selling unusual, nostalgic, retro, children, Doctor Who gifts and mainly items related to TV and radio programmes, old and new, a real treasure trove of goodies!

Weekdays and Saturdays 11am-5pm
Sundays 12noon-5pm

Adults: £7.99
Children: £4.99
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £22.99

Montacute TV Radio Toy MuseumContact: Marcia Hicken
Telephone: 01935 823024
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Sun 12 FebruaryClassic and Vintage Cars

The Austin A35 van, used to promote the animated film Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a star car in the Charterhouse auction.

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

A 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2 is looking for a new home at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars in February after its owner of nearly 45 years recently passed away.

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

A Jaguar XK120, which has been known to a Devon family since purchased new in 1953 is one of the start lots in the Charterhouse classic car auction today.

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

The Wallace and Gromit Austin A35 Anti-Pesto van.
1963 Lotus Super Seven S2
A Jaguar XK120
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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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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March 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
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
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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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 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.

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Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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