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February 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 13 February
19.00
Blake perform 'In Concert'

BLAKE are to tour the UK in 2016 with their exciting new tour “BLAKE Live In Concert”. Known for their ability to perform a huge mix of genres, the group use rich vocal harmonies to perform classic songs in their inimitable style.


The Octagon TheatreContact: Octagon
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Sat 13 February - Sun 14 FebruaryModel Railway Exhibition

10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun).

Several interesting layouts from various local model railway clubs. Together with model railway trade stands and other exhibitors including photographic displays of nearby Templecombe station. Subject to
confirmation, the GLR plan to operate a limited train service on the exhibition dates and 'The Pines' buffet will definitely be open, serving hot and cold food and drinks.


Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, Templecombe.Telephone: 01963 370752/07970 113270
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Sun 14 FebruaryFootman James Classic Car Show Auction

A 1953 Austin Healey 100, which has been owned by the vendor for over 40 years, is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars.  To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Several Rolls Royces will also be in this auction.  To read the full details please click on the attached PDF.

It may not be the way people think of spending Valentine’s Day, but the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 14th February will be a treat for car lovers. Please click on the attached PDF to read more details.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this forthcoming specialist auction of classic and vintage cars at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset motorcycles on Sunday 14th February and for their specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 7th February.



1953 Austin Healey 100
Racy Rolls
More Cars in the Auction
Royal Bath and West ShowgroundContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Mon 15 February - Fri 19 February
10am - 4pm
Actiontrack's Young People's Theatre Making Project

Octagon Theatre, Studio, Yeovil. Ages 13+. 

£50 per place.

A week of workshops, rehearsals and production work for young people with some experience in the performing arts.

This programme will build your writing, theatre-making, musical and performance skills. In addition you will create a new piece of theatre for performance at the end of the week at the octagon Studio - and potentially elsewhere.


The Octagon, Yeovil.Contact: Cindy Furse
Telephone: 01823 274673
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Mon 15 February - Fri 19 February
8:30am - 3:30
Kids Activities

This February Preston and Stanchester Sports Centre will be holding kids activities from the ages of 5- 12yrs. With Fun filled days we offer a range of activities from Zorb football to inflatable fun. Phone the centre's to book today! 


Preston and Stanchester Sports Centre Contact: Brandon Hayward
Telephone: 01935 413477
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March 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 06 March
11.00am
Rotary Great Western 10K Run.

A multi terrain 10K run organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and Yeovil Town Road Running Club. There is also a 2K fun run starting at approx 10.30am.

Entries via www.rotarygreatwestern.co.uk OR www.yeoviltownrrc.com/greatwesten10k


Leweston School.Contact: Nick Whigham (organiser)
Telephone: +447770998480
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Fri 18 MarchAuction of Militaria, Medals, Coins, Stamps, Postcards, Clocks, Watches and other collectors’

A large collection of Victorian and later military badges, estimated to sell for thousands of pounds, are going under the Charterhouse auction hammer in their March “Collectors Auction” in Sherborne.

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

It is the first time this wonderful fighting Military Medal group including his Military Medal awarded for bravery has come onto the market and it is offered for auction by a close family member.

Click on the attached PDF to read the full details.


Militaria Medals
Military Medal Group
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne. Contact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sun 20 MarchYeovil Half Marathon

For 2016, to celebrate its sixth year, Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre for the first time. 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

The town got behind the previous years events in some style.

The atmosphere was boosted even more with spectator 'Hot Spots' having live music to keep the athletes motivated.

For 2016, to celebrate its sixth year, Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre for the first time. 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. The course is much flatter in profile than the previous route. A big Yeovil Town Centre finish atmosphere is assured. Registration: 7am – 8:45am Start Time: 09:00am

Register online  


Yeovil Contact: Yeovil Half Marathon
Telephone: 01935 426779
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April 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 08 April - Sat 09 AprilYandles Woodworking Spring Show

Woodworking and craft demonstrations throughout on both days at Yandles in Martock. Trade and manufacturer stands offering great show prices.

Yandles Spring Show is always a highlight on the woodworking events calendar.

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 demonstrations will keep you entertained with new techniques to learn, useful advice on tools and handy tips. The Sawmill itself is converted for use by international manufacturers, traders and publishers displaying the hottest new product lines

The Hobbies shop is not ignored either, with special deals and demonstrators who can show you how to get the best out of your products. The 303 Gallery and café all trade as usual too, and there is a great food marquee for the show.


Yandle & Son Ltd Hurst Works Hurst Martock Somerset TA12 6JUContact: Yandles - main switchboard
Telephone: 01935 822 207
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Fri 29 April - Mon 02 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. 

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 a little closer to the event.  


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 80 80 95
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Sat 30 AprilYeovil Town Criers Competition 2016

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 BA20 1LUTelephone: 01935 382424
May 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 29 April - Mon 02 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. 

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 a little closer to the event.  


Yeovil ShowgroundTelephone: 01935 80 80 95
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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 & 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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June 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
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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July 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
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 8HT
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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