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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
1130 am -1700 pm
May Fayre

May Fayre with morris dancing, maypole dancing, Desert Divas, Stoke Band, Yeovil Ukeleles, Punch and Judy, drumming performance with interactive drum circle,family dog show, crafts, local brewed beers and cider.

Free admission and parking.


Stoke sub Hamdon Priory and Memorial Hall grounds.Telephone: 01935 462781
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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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Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 31 May - Sat 03 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.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil, Sherborne and Cartgate Tourist Information Centres or online.

Call: Yeovil TIC 01935 462781, Sherborne TIC 01935 815341, Cartgate TIC 01935 829333


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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June 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 31 May - Sat 03 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.

Advance tickets available from Yeovil, Sherborne and Cartgate Tourist Information Centres or online.

Call: Yeovil TIC 01935 462781, Sherborne TIC 01935 815341, Cartgate TIC 01935 829333


The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QNTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 09 June - Sun 11 JuneHome Farm Music Festival

Annual three day music festival supporting charities. This year Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer will host its 12th festival in aid of raising funds for " The Piers Simon Appeal and School in a Bag".

Traders Info If you're interested in your stall having a pitch at the festival....email any enquiries to
lucas@pierssimonappeal.org


Home Farm Chilthorne Domer BA22 8RDTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 09 June
6pm - 7pm
Evening Photography with DSLR Camera

Join Poppy, a qualfied photographer to learn how to make the most of your camera. Poppy will teach you how to use a camera to take different types of photographs, we'll then go out and about in the park to explore and take photographs and return to the centre to edit.

Suitable for Adults and over 12s. Cost is £5 per person Max 8 people.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462684
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Sat 17 June
12-3pm
Summer Craft Fair

In aid of Ilchester St Mary's Preschool.

Lots of craft stalls. Fun games for all the family. Tombola. Raffle. Bouncy castle. Exotic animals. BBQ. Refreshments. 


Ilchester Infant Primary School. Contact: Ilchester St Mary's Preschool
Telephone: 01935 849542
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Sat 17 June
5.30pm - 11pm
Devil’s Chair Concert

After its success last year The Devil’s Chair Concert is back again in Corscombe (between Yeovil and Crewkerne).

Over five hours of great rock music and real ale from the bar (plus food from the barbecue and hog roast). Music with John de Barra, a one-man rock machine. So make sure you arrive early.  Local band Kash Folding will be following on, a good band with a great drummer.

Next up is Phil Murray’s Diamond Dogz who will be preforming their ‘The Spirit of Ziggy Stardust Show’, a must for all Bowie fans.  The evening will close with Microlight; a young and highly talented indie rock band. They will play a mixture of modern cover tracks mixed in with some classic oldies from Oasis, the Who and the Stones.

You can buy advance discounted tickets for only £6.95 (including booking fee) now on the website.


Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset, DT2 0NSContact: judi harrington
Telephone: 07721740819
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Sat 17 June
1pm - 5pm
Corscombe Fest

A superb family day out, the very best in the area. The Fest is a lovely traditional event, with something for everyone, including great stalls including selling local Dorset food.    

Give your young kids a great day of fun in our kid’s area that includes a massive bouncy castle and assault course.

See the great collection of Classic cars on display for the day and watch the Yeovil Ukulele group, No Mean Feet Appalachian dancers and the Enigma Morris Dancers perform.

The dogs show is always a good place to start the day. Have a POMMS on the lawn, a pint of real ale, a hog roast or a tea and a cake, visit the local food stalls and buy some local produce.

Corscombe is a beautiful unspoilt West Dorset village, just 4 miles from Beaminster, 9 Miles from Yeovil, and 7 miles from Crewkerne.


Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset, DT2 0NSContact: Judi Harrington
Telephone: 07721740819
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Sun 18 June
Start time 10am
Martock 10K Race

Martock 10k is always popular, as it follows a single lap scenic journey through some lovely South Somerset countryside. Almost completely flat, making it very popular for first time runners and those seeking a personal best.

Entry fees are £12:00 for affiliated, £14 for non affiliated Race 


MartockContact: Director: Steve Elliott
Telephone: 01935 385924
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Sun 18 JuneCharterhouse Classic and Vintage Car Auction

This fine Alvis Speed 20 SD Tourer is estimated to sell for £100,000-120,000* at the Charterhouse classic & vintage car auction on Sunday 18th June, which is being held in conjunction with the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

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


Alvis motor car
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Telephone: 01935 812277
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Mon 19 June
15:30 - 18:30
CILEx Launch Event

Yeovil College is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of law qualifications. These include the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, as well as the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we will be hosting a CILEx launch event. The event will include a talk from Stephen Allinson (Solicitor/ Licensed Insolvency Practitioner/ Chairman of both The Insolvency Service and The Joint Insolvency Examination Board) who will be lecturing on some of the units for the aforementioned courses. You will also be able to discover more details about the qualifications we will be delivering, as well as meet other lecturers who will be guiding you on your journey through the world of law academia. 

3.30 - 4.30pm 
An opportunity for 16 – 19 year old students to find out about the Level 3 Full-time course and Apprenticeship opportunities with guest speaker, Stephen Allinson, giving a talk on the world of Law. 

5.00 - 6.30pm 
An opportunity for employers and employees to find out about the Level 3 and Level 6 Part-time courses. Stephen Allinson will also be giving a talk on a topical discussion.


Yeovil CollegeContact: Yeovil College
Telephone: 01935 845527
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Thu 22 June - Fri 23 JuneThe Charterhouse Two Day June Auction

The Charterhouse two day June auction on the 22nd & 23rd includes a the important group of medals awarded to Group Captain Clive Stanbury CBE DSO DFC.  

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

Also in today's auction is a Queen Victoria £1 stamp bought from Stanley Gibbons in an album estimated at £300-500*, part of a stamp collection from the bottom of a wardrobe in a Bournemouth Bungalow.

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


Group Captain Clive Stanbury CBE DSO DFC medals
A Queen Victoria £1 stamp
Long Street SaleroomsContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 24 June
7pm - 9.15pm
Yeovil Concert Band and The Trinity Entertainers

A Musical Concert featuring Yeovil Concert Band and The Trinity Entertainers in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Yeovil Twinning Association.

Tickets cost £10 per person which will to include refreshments and are available from telephoning either of the following numbers 01935 422292, 01935 421657, 01935 429944 or on the door.


Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil. BA20 2BUContact: Sarah Baker
Telephone: 01935 321330
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Sat 24 June
12-3.30pm
East Chinnock Under 5's Pre-school Summer Fair


Tombola - Stalls - Bar BQ - Raffle - Face Painting
Skittles and Refreshments


East Chinnock Recreation Ground - BA22 9EQContact: Kay Strode
Telephone: 01935 862756
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Sat 24 June
7.30pm
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Under Milk Wood

"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood."

Set in the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, this twenty four hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly has enthralled  audiences over the years with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

Dylan Thomas' beautiful, bawdy, affectionate, reckless and deeply original play pulses with the vitality and relish of real life characters re-living their dreams and desires. Come closer now, and enter the world of Under Milk Wood.

"It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbled streets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishing boat-bobbing sea."

Touring through Dorset with Artsreach.  £10, £8 u18s  


Frampton Village HallContact: Artsreach
Telephone: 01300 320347
Sat 24 June
6pm-8pm
A journey in gin as The Queens Arms and Sipsmith make the perfect pairing

From the joys of juniper to the delights of distillation, The Queens Arms’ Gin Discovery event, hosted by Joe Ellis from Sipsmith, will explore the most quintessentially English of spirits 

Botanical buffs and novices alike will get a taste of The Queens Arms’ extensive list of gins on a gin glider tasting board, consisting of three varieties mixed with Fever Tree Tonic, served with individually handpicked garnishes and cucumber based snacks. With taste buds tickled, Joe will then delve into the rich history of gin and the story of how Sipsmith set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820, before offering an insight into the finer points of sourcing botanicals, overnight maceration and the distillation process.

Whether served on the rocks or in handcrafted cocktails, by the open fire or on the terrace, The Queens Arms offers over 20 concoctions using local and international gins. The menu includes Conker Spirit, a local gin from Dorset’s first distillery on the backstreets of Bournemouth, served with a garnish of tonka beans which inject delicate flowery spices and a beautiful layer of vanilla. Other highlights include a Brecon Special Reserve served with a classic lime and juniper garnish, Hendrix accompanied by peppercorns and cucumber and the famous pink gin, Eden Mill, served with a beautiful hibiscus flower.

This and is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £15, which includes a gin glider tasting board and cucumber snacks, and can be purchased from Carolyn Fagan, events manager, 


The Queens Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborn, DT9 4LRContact: The Queens Arms
Telephone: 01963 220317
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Mon 26 June
11am -12pm
TeddyBears Picnic in the Meadows

Bring your own picnic and blanket and join in the fun.  There will be stories , craft and face painting.

Free Event just turn up no need to book


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZGo to website
July 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Tue 30 May - Sun 02 July
11am
Fairy Tale Trail

Family focused.  Find the missing letter to make a word. This is a self-led trail and will take approximately one hour to complete.  There is an adventurous pushcahir route available.

Once up on a time at Ninesprings Hansel and Gretel went into the woods to find their fairy friends. They have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Cost £1 per sheet.


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 01 July
5pm until 1am
CokerFest 2017

The beautiful grounds at Longlands, with sprawling lawns and rising bank form a natural amphitheatre and a perfect setting for CokerFest.

Tickets cost £15 on the gate, cheaper ticket online in advance from the website.


Longlands, Longlands Lane East Coker BA22 9HNTelephone: 01935 462781
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Mon 03 JulyWoodland Storytelling for Pre School Children

Join in with games and activities as we enjoy traditional and popular stories. We go along rough and bumpy tracks
and up steep slopes, pushcahirs welcome if they car manage the terrain.

Booking required. Cost £2 per child.  All children must be accompanied by an adult - accompanying adult free


Yeovil Country Park Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QZGo to website
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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Sun 09 July
3:00 pm
Tea by the Lake

An afternoon of popular music from hte shows operas and operetts including a cream tea by the Lake.

£12 including a cream tea


Haselbury MillContact: victoria poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show

The great South West charity car show at Sherborne Castle.

Now a 2-day weekend event and regarded as one of the premier classic and supercars show in the south of England. 2000 cars on display from chain driven monsters to the latest supercars.  With 30 car clubs, trade, craft and autojumble stands, and excellent food outlets, this is a day for both the enthusiast and family alike. Visit the website. 


Sherborne Castle, Dorset. DT9 5NRContact: Classics at the Castle
Telephone: 07769 114211
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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 9TATelephone: 01935 462781
Sat 29 July
10am-4pm
12th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike ShowTaste and buy some of the best food and drink

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers.  Barbecued Hamburgers and Sausages, refreshments, icecream, beer and cider will be here!

There will be entertainment for the children.  It is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds will go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub Yeovil and St Andrew's Church Leigh.

It will be opened by Sue and Graham Fudge - former owners of Thomas J Fudge's Remarkable Bakery.
Adults £2, children under 15 Free.   Sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 01935873846
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August 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 04 August
10-12
Firestarters

Family focused Event.

In this session we collect our wood and then learn how to build a fire using flint and steel, bow drill and fire steels. it takes time, patience and perspiration - are you up for the challenge.  Free Event


Ham Hill Country Park Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 18 August
10am-12noon
Grand Designs

This is the ultimate in den building. Not just twigs and sticks but layers of building, one over the other, finishing if off with a beautiful bracken roof.

It will look fantastic but can it withstand the ranger's challenge? If you can you will receive your reward of toasting marshallows on the fire.

Costs £5 per child. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult - accompanying adult free Booking required - 24 Max.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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Wed 23 August
8-10pm
Bat Walk

We will use bat detectors to seek them out and listen to them feeding in the night skies. Bring a torch and wear some warm clothing to make it an evening to remember.

Adults £7 Child £5.  Bookings are required.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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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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Fri 25 August
10-12pm
The Wild Cafe

We will take you on a journey to show you where and what to collect and then take you to our outdoor restaurant where you will try our wild food.

Costs £5 Booking required Children under 8 need accompanying adult who is free.


Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWTelephone: 01935 462781
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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