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February 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 09 February - Sun 25 February
10am - 5.30pm
SnowDrop Weekend

Weather pending, the camellias will be in full bloom on the Mount along with an abundance of hellebores and early Spring bulbs making an appearance.


Forde Abbey Estate Chard TA20 4LUGo to website
March 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 03 March
7.30pm
Faustus Folk Trio at The Octagon Yeovil

Pioneering bloke-folk trio FAUSTUS continue touring the UK this Spring.  Faustus is a well established name in the English folk scene made up of three of the best-known and talented English folk musicians – Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast), Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman Band), and Saul Rose (Waterson: Carthy, Whapeazel, War Horse).  

Following the  2017 successful release of their EP ‘Slaves’, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album ‘Death & Other Animals’ (2016),which received the 2017 German Critics Award (Schallplatenkritik Bestenliste) in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter/World Music Category, a great achievement that stood them in good stead for their maiden German tour last September. Prior to the March tour Benji, Paul and Saul will again form the core band in The Transports (Guardian *****), the revival and reworking of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera which proved a sensation in 2017 and played to full houses across the country. Shortly after the tour, they will debut at the National Folk Festival in Australia!

Meanwhile back in the UK, for the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project based at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this distressing chapter of working-class history. Having set some of the texts to new music, Faustus are delighted to announce that the first track, ‘Cotton Lords’, will be debuted on their March tour, and is now available to listen to at http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/; and more will released over the year.  www.faustusband.com  

Photo Luke Pajak.co.uk


The Octagon Theatre Yeovil BA20 1UXContact: The Octagon Theatre
Telephone: 01935 422884
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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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Mon 12 March - Sat 17 March
Doors open 7:15 pm, show starts 7.45pm
Brontë

In Brontë we witness the real and imagined world of the Brontë sisters combine, as the three women are haunted by their own characters and imagination on stage. Isolated on the Yorkshire Moors, the play explores how the sisters use their loneliness, oppression and anger to create some of the most passionate works in literature, all as their brother Branwell turns to alcohol and poverty.

Standard tickets cost £12, concessions (over 60s) and students (in full time education) cost £11.

Tickets on sale from 19th February


Swan Theatre Brunswick Street Yeovil BA20 1QTTelephone: 07500 37 60 31
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Sat 17 March
Doors/Bar 18:45. Start 19:30
The Jar Family

As promised, The Jar Family are returning to Caryford Hall. The collective of five singer song writers who create a truly amazing live show received a rapturous ovation when last here. Indie Folk-Rock at its finest. Advance tickets £15 from www.wegottickets.com/event/428704


Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJContact: Helen Leary
Telephone: 01963 350 980
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Tue 20 March
10-12.30
Yeovil Literature Exchange

The Yeovil Literature Exchange is a chance to meet up with like minded businesses and exchange literature and ideas to promote your business and find out what is going on in our Area


Westlands Entertainment Venue Westbourne Close Yeovil BA20 2DDGo to website
Thu 22 March
7 pm
Call my auction bluff

Pick your wits and knowledge against the lying, devious and cheating experts from Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood whilst raising money for the Mayor of Yeovil's two charities: St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil and School in a Bag.

Tickets £10 which includes a ploughman's supper.


BA20 1HGContact: St Margaret's Hospice Home Store, Yeovil
Telephone: 07425156591
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Tue 27 MarchEaster Holiday Den Building

Come down to the woods today and build a play in and enjoy the fresh air, find lots of sticks.


Barrington CourtGo to website
Thu 29 March
7.30 pm
Mayor's Charity show - Jukebox Time Machine

Mayor of Yeovil's charity event raising money for St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.

Local talented groups and music through the years.

Tickets £10


BA20 1UXContact: The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Telephone: 01935 422884
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April 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Mon 16 April
7 pm
Mayor's Italian evening
Mayor of Yeovil's charity event raising money for St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) and School in a Bag.
 
4 course meal and entertainment.
 
Tickets £20

BA22 8LNContact: Nuova Italia Ilchester
Telephone: 07425156591 05 01935 848768
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Sun 22 April - Tue 22 May
Start time 0800
Wincanton Triathlon

This event is perfect for novices and experienced athletes alike.

Starting at 8.00a.m. at the Sports Centre's fantastic indoor 4-lane 25m pool, a 400m (16 length) swim will be followed by a scenic yet challenging, bike course that will take athletes on a 27km undulating route that includes some of the beautiful villages and countryside of South Somerset. The final challenge is a multi terrain 5km run.


Wincanton Sports Centre West Hill Wincanton BA9 9SPGo to website
Sat 28 April
10am Start
Yeovil Town Criers Competition

The competitiors wil assemble at the Town House to be welcomed by The Mayor of Yeovil. The draw and Judges briefing will then take place. At 10am they will walk to King George street, form up and parade with the Mayor leading - via the Borough and through Middle street, finally arriving at the Open Air Enertainment area in The Triangle. The competition will then commence following an Opening Cry from Bruce Trigger, the Yeovil Town Crier.

During the programme, each competitor will be performaing a Cry based on his or her Home Town. The Criers will return to perform a Cry of their choice. The judges scores will then be assessed.

The Competition will close at approx 2pm with a closing Cry by Bruce Trigger

The announcements of the results will be amde at The Mermaid Hotel & Restaurant prior to prize giving. Prizes will be awarded for th overall winner, the first and second runners up, the Best Dressed Crier, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Escort, these will be released in the press the following week.


Yeovil Town Council 19 Union Street Yeovil BA20 1PQGo to website
Sat 28 April
18:45
Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

With their unique musical style, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented quartet. From a riverside cafe, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – this band does it all!

Willy, best known for his partnership with John Otway, has had a long and varied career including tours with artists as diverse as Madness and Steeleye Span. The group’s singer, Jane Williams,has just recently finished performing on Van Morrison’s latest album, and is a wonderful new addition to the ensemble. Her effortless but highly emotive vocals draw you in and leave you wanting more. Advance tickets £12 from www.wegottickets.com/event/429602 £15 on door.


Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJContact: Helen Leary
Telephone: 01963 350 980
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Sat 28 AprilAnnual Town Criers Competition

This annual event is organised by Yeovil Town Council and is hosted by Yeovil's own Town Crier, Bruce Trigger

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.  Admission is free and seating is avaialble at no charge.

This year's event will take place on Saturday 28 April 2018! 


Entertainments Area, Yeovil Contact: Yeovil Town Council
Telephone: 01935 382424
May 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 April - Tue 22 May
Start time 0800
Wincanton Triathlon

This event is perfect for novices and experienced athletes alike.

Starting at 8.00a.m. at the Sports Centre's fantastic indoor 4-lane 25m pool, a 400m (16 length) swim will be followed by a scenic yet challenging, bike course that will take athletes on a 27km undulating route that includes some of the beautiful villages and countryside of South Somerset. The final challenge is a multi terrain 5km run.


Wincanton Sports Centre West Hill Wincanton BA9 9SPGo to website
Fri 04 May - Mon 07 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

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.

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.


Yeovil Showground off A37 towards Dorchester, Yeovil BA20 2QQGo to website
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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Mon 28 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 2018 date is Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, children (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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June 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 17 June
11:00
Yeovil Race for Life 5k

The 5k route winds itself around Yeovil Recreation Ground, local roads and even takes you cross country to explore the local countryside with beautiful views. The terrain is varied, a mixture of roads, paths and a small section of fields with even an uphill section to challenge you. Central and picturesque, this is a venue with ample space and opportunity for families to spectate and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Race for Life. Why not enjoy a sports massage at the end, kindly provided by Yeovil College.


Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, BA21 4DR Contact: Brenda Scott
Telephone: 0203 425 9350
Mon 25 June
7:30pm
Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win

After the huge success of 'Dance is Life' in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little fast, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!

Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on 'Strictly Come Dancing', as his gorgeous leading lady, along with 'Dance with the Stars Ireland' professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Borwn from the international 'Burn the Floor' tour.

Get ready for glitzy costumes and spectacular routines to dances like the Paso Doble, the Argentine Tango, the Rumba, the Viennese Waltz, and not forgetting the Jive, to name just a few!

Choreographed by 'Strictly Come Dancing's' creative director, Jason Gilkison, and produces by Strictly Theatre Co. DO NOT MISS the show everyone will be talking about in 2018!

***** "Not just smouldering... absolutley scorching." *

***** "Giovanni's dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show." *

* Review of 2017 Dance is Life


Westlands Entertainment Venue, YeovilContact: Karis
Telephone: 01935422884
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