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September 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 22 SeptemberMedals, Coins, Stamps, Clocks and Collector’s Items

Three groups of medals from the same family are entered into todays auction.  

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

A scale model of a live steam train looks to fire up the bidders when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction today.

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


The Symonds Family Medals
Model of a British Railways steam locomotive and tender
Character House Long Street SherborneContact: Richard Bromell or Justine Jackson
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 23 September - Sun 24 September
11am to 5pm
Health Wellbeing and Spirity Fayre

A weekend filled with surprises -Aura Camera.. Reiki - Runes - Light Therapy - Colour therapy - Reflexology - Indian Head Massage -Tarot -Animal Communicator - Crystal Ball Reader  and Internationally renowned Psychic Mediums Marcus Burnett and Sue Hudd.  Healers - stalls a plenty with Crystals - Fairy Houses -handmade soaps - Grannys Attic Stall - Books - Talks and Demonstrations throughout the day.  

Light refreshments served all day -donations to Somerset and Dorset Rescue Centre. Entry cost is one pound.


New Digby Hall Hound Street Sherborne DT9 3AA.Contact: Evie Fay
Telephone: 07855175357
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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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Sat 23 September
10am - 4pm
Super Saturday Yeovil

Entertainment including Bugfest and music including Buskfest throughout the Town Centre.  

Presentations will be made to winners of the Yeovil Gardening Competition and Best Kept Allotments Competition.

Children's activities, craft making, dancing, a variety of stalls and much more!!

If you would like to busk on the day please email yeovilbuskfest@aol.com 

If you would like a stall please call Marie Ainsworth 01935 462462 Community Groups are welcome to join in - call 01935 382424


Yeovil Town CentreContact: Sally Freemantle
Telephone: 01935382424
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Sat 23 SeptemberYeovil Super Saturday

Talented Musicians will be travelling from far and wide to take part in Buckfest alongside local bands and artists this Setember. Each will give up their own time to busk for a
chosen charity (this year - School in a Bag) in selected locations throughout the Town Centre, providing a melodic backdrop to the other activities such as childrens craft
workshops, market stalls, performance and dance. Enjoy Bugfest's 'Wild and Deadly Show' which stars a range of creatures from snakes to tarantulas and giant snails to
scorpions.

Raising money for different charities and involve more of the town centre and community


Various Locations throughout the Town CentreGo to website
Sat 30 September
11am to 4pm
Flaxdrayton Workshops - Open Day

Visit the amazing arts and social enterprise hub at Flaxdrayton Farm for our Open Day - FREE ENTRY!

Cider making and tasting, demonstrations and exhibitions, pilates/yoga taster sessions, artisan bakery, art and craft workshops, museum of curiosities, metal gaming miniatures, antiques, architecture, jewellery, refreshments (profits to charity), live music.

Just 1/2 mile from A303.  Go to www.flaxdrayton.co.uk or ring 01460 241062 for more information.


Flaxdrayton Farm, Drayton, South Petherton TA13 5LR Contact: Francis Blake
Telephone: 01460 241062
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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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Sun 01 October
19.30
Yeovil Concert Band

Yeovil Concert Band will be performing an evening of Stage and Screen at The Octagon Theatre also featuring the vocal talent of Matthew Rock.

A great line up of well known tunes from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Jersey Boys, Ratatouille, Broadway Selections, film music by John Williams and much more.

Tickets available from the Box Office 01935 422884 or the website.


The Octagon TheatreContact: Sarah Baker
Telephone: 07871189849
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Sat 07 October
14:30
In One Lifetime: Rapidity and Change in 19th century New Zealand

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Peter Tait (ex-Headmaster, Sherborne Preparatory School).

Peter has an abiding interest in the history of New Zealand and is interested in the different interpretations of history, and offers a view of New Zealand from a colonial viewpoint.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 07 October
10am - 4pm
Yeovil & District Philatelic Society - Stamp and Postcard Fair

The Yeovil & District Philatelic Society will be holding its Annual Stamp & Postcard Fair at the Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road from 10am until 4pm.

There will be both stamp and postcard dealers attending and refreshements (including light cheese ploughman lunch) will also be available. 

 
 

Digby Memorial Hall, DT9 3NLContact: David Bryant
Telephone: 01460 74422
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Sat 14 October - Sun 15 October
9am - 5pm
British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

This amazing event is held in a different part of the country each year. It's not just ploughing though!

It offers a rare glimpse of how farming has changed over the past 300 years - magnificent heavy horses and many styles of vintage tractors and equipment and giant steam ploughing engines. With lots of trade stands, shopping and country crafts plus tractor & trailer rides, it's a great day out for all the family!

There will be plenty of food outlets, car parking is free, admission is £10 per adult or £5 per child over 11. Under 11s are free.


Bishops Lydeard, TA4 3HUContact: Sue Frith
Telephone: 01302 852469
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Tue 17 October
7:30 - 9:00
Leadership and Management Academy - Breakfast Launch

Our new academy is built on a series of workshops on Leadership and Management. These will be suitable for new or established managers who want to build an effective team and learn more about people management and its role in business. Each workshop is effective as a standalone session, or can be combined with others to develop your thinking about Leadership and Management and the part you play in creating the best environment for effective performance.

If you wish to learn more about this exciting opportunity and how it can greatly enhance your skills as a proficient leader, come along to our breakfast launch. In which, you will be able to enjoy some morning refreshments, hear a talk from our guest speaker, and generally discover more about the Leadership and Management Academy.

Register your attendance by heading to our Eventbrite page here.


Yeovil CollegeContact: Jonathan Saunders
Telephone: 01935 845527
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Fri 20 October
7 pm
Gin and more - Mayor of Yeovil - Fundraising event

Majestic Wines have kindly agreed to run a gin tasting evening including Newton Gin and Conkers Gin. Other drinks will be available to sample (and buy) on the night.

All money raised will be going towards my two chosen charities: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.


Majestic Wines Shop (Yeovil)Contact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591 or 01935 848768
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Sat 21 October
7.30 pm
Thornford Village Defibrillator Appeal Quiz Night

Put your thinking caps on and get the old grey matter working! Come along to our quiz night and join in the fun or get serious!

Tables of six - £3 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. A raffle will held.

Call for more information or to book a table.


Thornford Village Hall - DT9 6QBContact: Paul Fox
Telephone: 07967 994186
Sat 21 October
7pm to 10pm
Minster Music 65 Charity concert in aid of Children's Hospice South West

Charity concert in aid of Children's Hospice South West featuring recorded singer-song writer and Stogumber Festival prize winner Jemima Farey ( jemimafarey.co.uk) Jemima's prize being the support artist for Steve Knightley at the festival.

The concert will be supported by the Zembard Singers directed by Trevor Lloyd-Jones, the Minster Voices directed by David Sutcliffe and guest artists.

There will be interval refreshments available for donations and a special raffle with top quality prizes.
All proceeds go to Children's Hospice South West. Reg Charity No 1003314.

Tickets are £10 (no conc) and available on the door.


The Minster Church IlminsterContact: Martin Hudson
Telephone: 01460 62075
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Tue 24 October
11am-2pm
Mad Victorian Science!

Mad Victorian scientist Gordon Le Pard returns with his evil potions, weird mechanisms and tales of poisoning. Learn all about the strange but true aspects of Victorian science.

Free family friendly event but donations warmly welcomed.


Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BPContact: Sherborne Museum
Telephone: 01935 812252
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Tue 24 October
7.30pm to 10.30pm
John Illsley (Dire Straits) and new band - 2017 UK Tour

When you’ve been a member of one of the biggest bands in the world it might be thought reasonable to retire to the country, dip in the pool, smash a few holes in one and admire the fleet of classic cars you have doubtless acquired.

But John Illsley is no such slouch. Though he’s an accomplished artist, he’s first and foremost a musician, it runs through and through, so it’s no surprise to find him out and about with a brand new band.

True, John was in one of the biggest bands ever to enjoy stratospheric success. As a founder member of Dire Straits he had a remarkable musical journey - along with Mark Knopfler he was there for the whole ride.

To say Dire Straits were successful is a bit like saying zebras are rather stripey. They sold over 120 million albums, picked up a few Grammies on the way, a clutch of Brit Awards, a couple of MTV music video accolades and an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.  Their 1985 album Brothers In Arms was the first to sell over a million copies in CD format and the band spent a staggering 1,100+ weeks on the UK album charts.

In short, Dire Straits’ reach was massive and their sound instantly recognisable due, in no small part, to John’s distinctive bass riffs and general musical input.

When the band finally disbanded in 1995 solo careers were on the cards - John took time out then went back into the studio.

Now, two decades later and with six solo albums under his belt, John hits the road with a brand new band. Excitingly it features some of the best players in the business.

John Illsley’s first tour in over four years, and the first with this line-up, the new shows avow full-on musical nights of the highest calibre.

Showcasing John’s 2016 album, “Long Shadows”, the band promise to draw on many of the much loved Dire Straits’ hits - Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Brothers in Arms – as well as the gamut of solo material.

As the man himself says “The new songs fit very comfortably next to the Dire Straits’ classics. We keep the essential feel of those songs but this isn’t a tribute act, I think we bring them alive in a new and fresh way.  We certainly love playing them and people seem to enjoy listening so it’s great fun all round.”

“This is the most exciting new line-up I’ve been in and I’m loving every minute of it, Robbie McIntosh and Paul Stacey are two quite exceptional guitar players.”

Indeed, all the band have a stirling pedigree. While Robbie McIntosh (The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones) and Paul Stacey (Oasis, The Black Crowes, High Flying Birds) cut fine figures on the guitar the other three members stake their claim too.

Steve Smith takes on keyboards (Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Steve Harley), Stuart Ross presides over drums (Mark Owen, Nik Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes), and Jess Greenfield ably provides backing vocals (Rod Stewart, Take That, Noel Gallagher).

Given the talent involved, to say that the Autumn dates should prove a harvest of delights would clearly be leaving the lily ungilded. With songs from the present, the past and even some from the band, the evening will be awash with good music.

A hugely enjoyable night – on every level.

Tickets cost £20.00 + booking fee


Hendford Yeovil Somerset BA20 1UXContact: The Octagon Theatre
Telephone: 01935 422884
November 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 04 November
14:30
Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Pam White (NT Corfe Castle).
A translation from the Latin of the Exchequers Accounts of Edward I has given us quite detailed information about the castle build from 1280 - 94. This, together with the access afforded by the recent conservation work, has fuelled our curiosity about both the castle build and subsequent 'home improvements'.  It's an exciting time to be involved with such an iconic building.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sat 04 November
14:30
Mediaeval Masons and Tumbling Towers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Pam White (NT Corfe Castle).
A translation from the Latin of the Exchequers Accounts of Edward I has given us quite detailed information about the castle build from 1280 - 94. This, together with the access afforded by the recent conservation work, has fuelled our curiosity about both the castle build and subsequent 'home improvements'.  It's an exciting time to be involved with such an iconic building.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Wed 15 November
7.30pm
Evening with Saba Douglas-Hamilton

A Life With Elephants:-

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.


The Octagon Theatre Hendford Yeovil Somerset BA20Contact: Box Office
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Wed 15 November
7:30pm
SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: A LIFE WITH ELEPHANTS

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.


Octagon TheatreContact: Octagon Theatre
Telephone: 01935 422884
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Sat 25 November
Doors open 6 pm
Mayor's Charity Ball (Yeovil)

Taking place at Westlands, Yeovil raising money for: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag. The evening includes a 4 course meal, dancing to 'Daytona' and DJ Will, silent / main auction, tombola and raffle. Fun casino and a professional photographer. 

Why not make this your Christmas party for 2017?


Westlands, Westbourne Close, YeovilContact: Mayor's Charity Ball
Telephone: 01935 382424
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Wed 29 November
19.00 - 20.30
Light Up A Life 2017 - St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice are holding a Light Up A Life service at St Mary's Church on 29 November at 7.00pm. Please come and join to remember and celebrate the life of your loved ones. Tea and mince pies will be available during the service.


St Mary's Church, Huish EpiscopiContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935709157
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Wed 29 November
19.00 - 20.30
Light Up A Life 2017 - St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice are holding a Light Up A Life service at St Mary's Church on 29 November at 7.00pm. Please come and join to remember and celebrate the life of your loved ones. Tea and mince pies will be available during the service.


St Mary's Church, Huish EpiscopiContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935709157
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December 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 02 December
14:30
Christmas Concert by The Trinity Entertainers

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents The Trinity Entertainers who will get the Christmas season off to a festive start.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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Sun 03 December
16.00 - 17.30
Light Up A Life 2017 - St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice are holding a Light Up A Life service at St John's Church on Sunday 3 December 2017. Please come and join to remember and celebrate the life of your loved ones. Tea and mince pies will be available during the service.


St John's Church, YeovilContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935709157
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Sat 09 December
8 am to 1 pm
Charity BIG BREAKFAST

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping and relax for a while with a full English breakfast plus tea/coffee and toast. Vegetarian options available on request.

Raising money for: St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.


Vicarage Street Methodist Church (bottom of the Quedam)Contact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 07425156591 or 01935 848768
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January 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 06 January
14:30
The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Shaun McCormack.

Shaun will entertain us with a descriptive talk on how he became a Yeoman, what it entailed and how the Queen’s Bodyguard came into existence.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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February 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 03 February
14:30
T E Lawrence: his life & friends in Dorset

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Susan Vincent (Member of the Lawrence Society).

Susan's talk will cover the time T E Lawrence spent in Dorset from 1923 to his death in 1935. She will focus on his time as Private Shaw at the Army Barracks in Bovington, why he bought Clouds Hill nearby and who he had as visitors there, and his closest friends in Dorset, who included Thomas Hardy and his wife.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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March 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 10 March
14:30
The Remarkable Trees at Stourhead

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association will hold its AGM @ 2.30pm at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.  After tea and cake there will be a talk by Emily Utgren (NT Stourhead).

Tree care is core to a lot of the work at Stourhead, ensuring that there are young trees preparing to be magnificent one day. They are currently re-visiting the past to explain why Stourhead was built and how it was conserved since the 1700 to make the estate we see today.


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AAContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425 383
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May 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 12 May
11.00 - 16.00
Yeovil Hospice Summer Fete - St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice will be holding our Yeovil Hopsice Summer Fete on 12 May 2018.

We have an exciting afternoon of entertainment in store for the whole family that will include a designated children’s area, music, teas, games, garden tours and much more. It is also an opportunity for us to open up our much loved gardens and Hospice to the public.  Last year we raised a record of £10,000 and we are hoping 2018 will be even better.




Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2HUContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935709157
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