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September 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 17 September - Sat 22 September
starts at 7:45 pm
The Tempest By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ian White
On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon he creates a vast magical storm that wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.


Doors open 7:15 pm, show starts 7.45pm.

The Swan Theatre 138 Park Street Yeovil Somerset BA20 1QTE-mail usGo to website
Sat 22 September
9.30am - 5pm
Super Saturday Yeovil

An exciting day of music, entertainment and celebrations in Yeovil Town Centre!

Peruse the craft and market stalls in Middle Street and the Quedam, and enjoy the creepiness  and the crawliness of mini beasts who visit for the day as Nick and his team bring us the “Wild and Deadly Show”.  Pete the Poet will be entertaining us with storytelling and music, so come and take a seat on the magic carpet.  The Quedam will also be hosting RPM Bike Trials Display Team – heart-racing stunts on two wheels.  And don’t forget there are puppet shows, swing boats and a helter skelter!!!

The celebration of gardening will take place as awards are made to winners of the Yeovil in Bloom Gardening Competition and the Best Kept Allotment competition. 

Schools from Yeovil and the surrounding area will be in St John’s Church yard, so roll up, roll up for hook a duck, tombola and village skittles to name but a few…

 A huge thank you to all those volunteering on the day, particularly the buskers who are entertaining visitors and shoppers, by giving their time and talents to provide a lovely festival ambience, whilst collecting money for local charity School in a Bag.

So once you have had your face painted, and are adorned with glitter tattoos, look out for the stilt walker who will help you find your way around the events, and watch out for the statues, as they might just wink at you!

Yeovil Town Centre, St John's Churchyard and the QuedamContact: Sally Freemantle
Telephone: 07487745817
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Sat 22 SeptemberFungi Foray

An opportunity to join Michael Jordan, botanist, writer and broadcaster who has been studying and collecting fungi throughout Britain and Europe for more than 25 years.  So come and join us and help find and identify fungi at Ham Hill.

Cost £6 per place, not suitable for children under 8. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking essential.

Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWGo to website
Sun 23 SeptemberIron Man Weymouth Iron Man Race

Please visit the Iron man website for full details.

2018 Road Closure Information

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth have produced road closure maps with information for local residents to be aware of the safety closures which take place on the Sunday morning of the race. This should allow residents to plan their travel and minimise any impact from the event on their own plans. This may involve using alternative routes over the event weekend or adjusting journey times slightly.  Please visit the website

Access for Emergency Services will be maintained at all times

Weymouth Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Telephone: 03330 116600
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Wed 26 September
7pm - Late
Mayor’s Charity Night Live @ Tamburino’s

This promises to be an outstanding evening with our friends at Tamburino’s.

The menu is on the Tamburino’s web site; tickets cost £25 each from Tamburino’s, please phone them and reserve your place and hurry as they are going fast.

Tamburino’s Restaurant Contact: Yeovil’s Mayor
Telephone: 01935 700400
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Fri 28 September
7 pm onwards
Charity Italian evening with Elvis tribute act

To include a 3 course set meal in aid of St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.

Nvoua Italia, Ilchester, BA22 8LNContact: Darren Shutler
Telephone: 01935 848768 or 07425156591
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October 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Wed 03 October
9:30am - 11:30am
Open Morning



Open to all new parents for 2019/20 academic year.

Open Morning Flyer
Telephone: 01963 220345
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Sat 06 October
10am- 4pm
Yeovil and District Stamp and Postcard Fair

Somerset & Dorset Philatelic Federation Stamp & Postcard Competitions will be on show after been judged.

Lunch time - Lunches, Tea and Coffee available.

Entrance fee 50p.

Digby Memorial Hall Sherborne Dorset DT9 3NLContact: David Bryant
Telephone: 01460 74422
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Tue 09 October - Sat 13 October
YAOS presents Sweeney Todd

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. 

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. 

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up..and the carnage has only just begun!

Octagon Theatre, YeovilContact: Lorna Murphy Durran
Telephone: 07943831318
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Mon 15 October
9am onwards
Pack Monday Fair Street Fair

The most widely accepted version holds that Pack Monday derives from the workmen under Abbot Peter Ramsam completing the nave of the Abbey on Michaelmas Day, 1490 - at which time they packed up their tools, paraded around the town and took a holiday.

This annual street fair has been held in Sherborne for more than 300 years.  There will be road closures so that the event can be held.

Cheap Street, Half Moon Street, Digby Road and Pageant GardensContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
Sat 20 October
Winter Wilson

Folk with a touch of Blues. Fresh from touring with Fairport Convention, Winter Wilson (Kip Winter - vocals, accordion, guitar and flute and Dave Wilson - vocals, guitar and banjo) bring a sense of intimacy to the stage, mixing great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship with stories of life on the road.

Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJContact: Helen
Telephone: 01963350980
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Sat 20 October
6:30 to 9:30
Charity Line Dance

Please support my chosen charitys, The Childrens Ward at YDH and Yeovil Freewheelers.

Fun evening for everyone, we have an expert to show us how, and, there might be a demonstration by our own stompers.

This will be fun even if you have two left feet you will enjoy this and laugh along with everyone else.

The GatewayContact: Yeovil’s Mayor
Telephone: 07725 665998
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Sun 21 October
Jazz in the Village

Ian Miller (saxaphone) and Dominic Spencer (piano)

Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJContact: Helen Leary
Telephone: 01963 350 980
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Mon 29 OctoberCheese and Cider

We're bringing the best of the West Country to the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Join us in Hall 4, underneath Concorde, to celebrate all things Cider and Cheese. Enjoy an evening of tastings and talks from local artisans and explore the museum itself at your leisure.

Hall 4, Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester BA22 8HTGo to website
Mon 29 October
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lantern Decorating

Paints, jars  and decorations will be be provided, but your welcome to bring your own small jar.

Drop in session, no need to book.

Free event - donations would be appreciated.

Ham Hill Country Park Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWGo to website
Wed 31 OctoberHalloween Trail

Can you get past the zombies to find the missing letter for the witches spell?

Drop in anytime between 11.0am last entry at 2.00pm.

Find the witch to tell her the missing word to get your treat.

Starts at outside the Ninesprings Centre/Cafe

Cost £2.00 per child

Yeovil Country Park Yeovil BA20 1QZGo to website
November 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 02 November
5.30-7pm Event Webs
The Ham Hill Bonfire

The Ham Hill bonfire is a dog friendly event, no fireworks, but you can brings sparklers.

Join the candle lit procession from the Ranger's office at 5.30pm

Free event - donations are appreciated to keep this event running.  This is a dog friendly event.

Ham Hill Country Park TA14 6RWGo to website
Sat 03 November
7 pm to late
Gin and More 2018
A selection of gins, rum, bubbly and more raising funds for St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.
Ticket price includes 5 drinks & garnishes, an engraved gin glass, nibbles and music by Daytona. Extra tokens can be brought for £3

The Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil, BA20 2RGContact: Anna Shutler
Telephone: 07425 156591
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Fri 09 November - Sat 17 November
7:45 pm
And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie

The Swan Theatre Company present "And Then There Were None".  Ten people, all strangers to one another, come together on an island in Devon. Why have they been brought together? And by who? As the play unfolds, the characters and audience begin to find out, with the play building to a thrilling climax.


The Swan Theatre 138 Park Street Yeovil Somerset BA20 1QTContact: Box Office
Telephone: 07500 37 60 31
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Sun 18 NovemberUp, Down and Dirty - Aldon, Yeovil

Run, crawl or climb your way around our Fun 5k, Tempting 10k or go all out with the Filthy 15k Up, Down and Dirty event.

Mud, hills and the odd obstacle all in the heart of Yeovil. Come and join St. Margaret's Hospice for your muddy winter challenge! 

To book your place, visit: and search ‘up down & dirty’ or call 0845 034 2188.

Aldon, Yeovil Contact: St. Margaret's Hospice
Telephone: 0845 034 2188
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February 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 15 February
7:00pm to 1:00am
The Mayor’s Charity Valentine Ball

Please support my chosen charity’s, The Children’s Ward at YDH and Yeovil Freewheelers.

This is my annual Black Tie Ball, (normally in November), we have chosen Valentines as everyone like to spoil their partner.

Tickets available from or phone 01935 382424

Ticket price is £45. Only 250 tickets available 

Westland Leisure ComplexContact: Yeovil’s Mayor
Telephone: 01935 382424
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March 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 31 March
Yeovil Half Marathon

The A-plan Insurance Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre.

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.

South Street Yeovil BA20 1SHContact: Steve Elliott
Telephone: 01935 315470
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May 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 27 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 2019 date is Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, child (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  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, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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