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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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Fri 02 September
Last Night of the Proms Concertwill

Yeovil Rotary Club's now well-established spectacular Last Night of the Proms charity concert returns to The Octagon Theatre for a seventh consecutive season and is a 'must-see' event with early booking advisable.

The 2016 concert will again be performed by the much acclaimed and highly celebrated 32-piece British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Timothy Burke conducting. As usual, excellent professional support is to be provided by nationally and internationally renowned soloists and the masterful skills and humour of the concert's much-admired and enjoyed presenter, Mr Mark Langley.

A programme of easily recognised music will include popular classics, light orchestral pieces and music scores from film, TV and stage before, of course, the traditional big finale, complete with audience participation, singing, pomp, flag waving and joyous celebration of Hope and Glory.

The two principal beneficiaries for this year's concert are The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and St Margaret's Hospice.

BAND A Tickets: £25.50 BAND B Tickets: £23 Under 16s: £16

Octagon Theatre Hendford Yeovil BA20 1UXTelephone: 01935 422884
Sat 03 September
11:00am - 4:00pm
Medieval Fair - The Witcombe Project

Come along and help us celebrate the Witcombe Stream Project and learn more about the Medieval village that called the valley home.

Exhibits and hands on activities from each periods of Ham Hill's varied history.

Free event for all the family.

Follow event signs and look for the Medieval tents.

Ham Hill Nr Stoke-sub-Hamdon TA14 6RWContact: Countryside Service - (please leave a message)
Telephone: 01935 462282
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Sun 11 SeptemberIRONMAN

Two events combine on England’s south coast, traversing a stunning run course in Weymouth and a spectacular bike course through the Dorset countryside.
This new IRONMAN event will run in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth, bringing thousands of athletes to England's South Coast in early September for the ultimately one-day test of endurance.

The swim will take place in Weymouth Bay, with the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coastline. The bike course will offer speed, hills, and the charm of the Dorset countryside. The multi-lap run will take athletes around the town, harbour and the historic Weymouth seafront, where sailing competitions took place during the 2012 Olympic Games.

This event will offer 30 slots to the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Age group awards will be based on our traditional age group categories; for the purpose of Kona slot allocation we will blend the oldest age groups into a 55+ category for each gender.

Please visit the website for more details.

Weymouth Dorset, UKContact: IRONMAN Britain & Ireland Race Office
Telephone: 01865 596266
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Tue 13 September
12 noon
Auction of Classic and Vintage Cars

A 1960 Austin Seven Mini Countryman is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their September auction of classic and vintage cars.  To read the full details please click on the attached PDF.

A 1960 Austin Seven Mini Countryman
The Royal Bath and West Showground Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Thu 15 September
10.00am and 12.00pm
Reserve Collection Tour

The Fleet Air Arm Museum's Reserve Collection is now larger than many other entire aircraft museums and is housed in a purpose built and climate-controlled building called Cobham Hall. Cobham Hall is now bulging with our precious assortment of all things "naval aviation heritage" as we just keep on adding to it! So much so that sadly we are unable to conduct our regular annual Open Day. There is simply not the space to accommodate all our visitors and enthusiasts all at once. With this in mind, we fully appreciate the interest to still get 'behind the scenes' and as such will be holding a series of dates in 2016 for special guided tours. 

The aircraft housed in Cobham Hall are in various stages of preservation, repair or just storage. We have many rare examples that you will not see anywhere else in existence, included the world's oldest surviving aircraft carrier, the Lighter T3 which is on the National Register of Historic Vessels. This sixty feet long streamlined craft was towed behind fast RN destroyers, allowing aircraft to take off at sea during World War 1.

All tours will be £12.00 per person, (£10 for SOFFAAM Members), places are limited and MUST be booked in advance.

Fleet Air Arm Museum - Aero HallContact: Museum Ticket Box
Telephone: 01935 842616/7
Tue 27 September
Talk by Ann Widdecombe

The Friends of St John’s

A Talk by Ann Widdecombe

“Her Life and Times”

Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the night available in St John’s from the verger, or

telephone 01935 478862

St John's Church YeovilContact: John Brookes
Telephone: 01935 478862
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October 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 01 October
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Yeovil Concert Band

Presents a concert in aid of "The Leprosy Mission". An evening of musical entertainment for all the family.

Tickets will cost £8, and under 16's go free this includes refreshments. Contact us by telephone from the numbers listed, or use our website or buy your ticket on the door.

The United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Yeovil. BA20 1ENContact: Sarah
Telephone: 01935 321330/472117
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Fri 07 October
7 pm
Mayor of Yeovil - Charity Wine Tasting

Enjoy an evening with Majestic Wines and explore the tastes of wines from Yeovil’s twinning links with France, Italy and Germany whilst learn to match food with wine.

Raising money for St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil and The Piers Simon Appeal- School in a Bag.  

Tickets: £10 (payable to Yeovil Town Council)

Home Farm, Chilthorne Domer, Yeovil, BA22 8RDContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591
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Sat 08 October
10am- 4pm
Yeovil and District Stamp and Postcard Fair

There are eight Stamp dealers and two Postcard dealers present.

Lunch time - Ploughmans lunches, Tea and Coffee available.

Entrance fee 50p.

Digby Memorial Hall Sherborne Dorset DT9 3NLContact: David Bryant
Telephone: 01460 74422
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November 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 10 November
7 pm
Mayor of Yeovil - Call my Auction Bluff

This is a lighthearted and entertaining evening where we ask you to pit your wits and knowledge againstthe lying, devious and cheating expertise from Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood Auctioneers’ of Exeter.

Enjoy a ploughman’s supper whilst sipping a tipple of wine or fruit juice (please state any dietary needs).

Raising money for St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag.

Tickets: £10 (payable to Yeovil Town Council)

Baptist Church, Yeovil, BA20 1QPContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591
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Sat 26 November
7.30 pm
Mayor of Yeovil - Charity Ball

Enjoy a 4 course dinner in the fantastic surroundings of the new mess at RNAS Yeovilton. Dance the night away with “BA22” after partaking the tombola, silent auction, main raffle and of course the grand auction. Photographer and a few surprises await this fabulous evening.

Tickets: £40 (payable to Yeovil Town Council). Email for more details and tickets.

RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovilton, BA22 8HTContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591
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December 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 10 December
8 am to 1 pm
Mayor of Yeovil - Big Breakfast

Start your Christmas shopping off to a great start with a full English breakfast in the centre of Yeovil.
Raising money for St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil and The Piers Simon Appeal - School in a Bag.

Tickets: £5 (book before 8th December and receive entry into a special raffle) - (payable to Yeovil Town Council).

Vicarage Street Church, Middle Street, Yeovil, BA20 1JZContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591
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May 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
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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