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November 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
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.

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FROM 2nd October 2018




The Swan Theatre 138 Park Street Yeovil Somerset BA20 1QTContact: Box Office
Telephone: 07500 37 60 31
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Fri 16 November - Sat 17 November
9.30-4.30
Glen Prince - SAMPLE SALE

We are once again opening our doors for another Sample Sale in Yeovil.

SCARVES - THROWS - HANDBAGS - HAT'S & GLOVES

DISCOUNTS UP TO 70% OFF OF OUR LUXURY PRODUCTS

FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 9.30AM - 4.30PM
SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 9.30AM - 4.30PM

Ideal for Christmas presents or a treat for yourself.

LYNX TRADING ESTATE - NEXT TO TOOL STATION AND THE FENCING CENTRE.


4 MERLIN ROAD, LYNX TRADING ESTATE - NEXT TO TOOL STATION & FENCING CENTREContact: George Draper
Telephone: 01935 461900
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Sat 17 November
11-5pm
Christmas Arts & Crafts at Westlands Description:

Opening times and prices:  11-5pm

With a variety of stalls to see and get in the Christmas spirit with carols, mulled wine and mince pies.


Westlands Entetainment Venue Westbourne Close Yeovil BA20 2DD
Sat 17 November
17:00HRS START
Yeovil Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade leaves at 5:30pm and returns at 6:00pm.  Entertainment will be supplied by"The Breeze FM alongside Michael Buble Tribute Act".

The Christmas light switch on will be at 6:30pm.


Lower Middle Street Band StandGo to website
Sun 18 NovemberDown and Dirty

Are you ready to get Up, Down & Dirty?

Run, jog or walk your way around our Fun 5k, Tempting 10k or go all out with the Filthy 15k Up, Down & Dirty event at Aldon. 

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

Whether you get friends and family together or turn it into an office competition, you can wear you medal with extra pride by handing in your sponsorship money at the event, knowing that the money you raised will make a difference to Somerset patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness.

The entrance fee paid at the time of booking covers the cost of this event, with that in mind, St. Margaret's Hospice is asking all runners, joggers or walkers to raise sponsorship to ensure over 3,800 receive the care and support they need across Somerset each year.

Prices from £20 To book your place, visit the website. search "updown & dirty"


Aldon, Yeovil Somerset, BA22 9TAGo to website
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: www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk 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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Mon 19 November
9am - 4pm
POPPY OF HONOUR - Yeovil Concert Band

The Poppy of Honour will be at Yeovil Sports & Social Club, Coronation Avenue BA21 3DY on Monday 19th November and Yeovil Concert Band will be providing music during the morning between 9.45am & 12pm. Come and view this magnificent tribute and pay your respects to the fallen while listening to some great music - refreshments will also be provided.


Yeovil Sports & Social Club, Johnson Park, Coronation Avenue, Yeovil. BA21 3DyContact: Sarah Baker
Telephone: 01935 321330
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Wed 28 November - Sat 01 December
7.45pm
Yeovil Civic Players presents the classic Sleuth

An amateur production presented by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd

Wednesday Special Offer - Two Tickets for £15.

Tickets cost £9 £8 concession Book online or on the door.


The Swan Theatre Yeovil BA20 1QTGo to website
Wed 28 November
7.30pm
Flower Arranging Demonstration Description.

Festive, Floral and FUNky - Flower Arranging Demonstration. Entry costs £12.


Tintinhull Village Hall, Vicerage Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil BA22 8PY (just off the A303)Telephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 30 November
6-8pm
Hauser & Wirth Opening Reception "Makes"

Make's second exhibition entitled 'Levelling Traditions' brings together nine artist-makers united by an intimate understanding of material. Each was invited to create original works to interpret
themes of rural life and traditions, the land, the domestic and the intimate - a world in which materials, people, place and process have been so closely intertwined.

The exhibition attests to the extraordinary skill of the maker and modern craftsmanship and our rich cultural heritage. Many works have been created using materials from the makers' local environment or sourced specifically from Somerset.


Hauser & Wirth Durslade Farm Dropping Lane Bruton BA10 0NLTelephone: 01935 462781
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December 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Wed 28 November - Sat 01 December
7.45pm
Yeovil Civic Players presents the classic Sleuth

An amateur production presented by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd

Wednesday Special Offer - Two Tickets for £15.

Tickets cost £9 £8 concession Book online or on the door.


The Swan Theatre Yeovil BA20 1QTGo to website
Sat 01 December
10-3pm
Yeovil College Christmas Fayre

Come to this Christmas community event to kick-start the festive season with Yeovil’s Largest Christmas Fayre.

This event will feature food and craft stalls, children’s entertainment and you can see Father Christmas in his grotto. A wide varitey of stall holderrs are attending.  All are Welcome.


Yeovil College Mudford Road Yeovil BA21 4DRGo to website
Sun 02 December
10-4pm
Quedam Christmas Fair

From Clothing, Homewares, Jewellery, Soft Furnishings, Sweets and Christmas Activities

Stop by the Grotto and see Santa and his elves.  All Welcome.


Quedam Shopping Centre Yeovil BA20 1EYTelephone: 01935 462781
Sun 02 December - Sun 23 DecemberSanta Specials

Santa Specials at Yeovil Railway Centre 2nd,9th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December.

The Santa Specials at the Yeovil Railway Centre are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. You start your visit with a train ride behind one of our steam locomotives, we have a
choice of a heritage carriage or a brake van (with a real coal fire) to ride in. Our track is about 1/3rd mile long, so the train ride is full of fun for the children but not long enough for them to get bored.

Visitors then make their way to the ex GWR Transfer Shed, where Santa will be ready in his grotto. The cafe is also located inside the Transfer Shed, and your ticket entitles you to free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for the adults and biscuit for the children, just show the tickets at the cafe counter.

We should have one or more model railway layouts running, and from the balcony in the Transfer Shed snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones. A selection of items from our shop will be available from tables in the Transfer Shed. Visits to view our full range of shop items are possible by asking one of the volunteers at the shop tables.

Trains run from 11am to 3pm (at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12noon, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, and 3pm).  Prices per person (adult or child) are £10.00 if pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance (£9.50 per person for groups of 8 or more) and £12.00 per person for bookings received less than 24
hours in advance or on day (only if space is available


Yeovil Railway CentreTelephone: 01935 462781
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Sun 02 December
16:00
Light up a Life

Autumn and Christmas are traditionally seasons of remembrance and for many these months can also be times of quiet gratitude and thanks for those we hold in our hearts.

The St. Margaret’s Hospice Light up a Life celebration services offer a way to commemorate loved ones at this time of year, and we warmly invite you to join us at one of the services taking place across Somerset in November and December.

Each gentle, uplifting service provides an opportunity to come together, to pay tribute to cherished family members or friends, and to light a candle in their memory.

When you have lost someone very close to you, Christmas can be a very poignant and special time for sharing memories with those you hold dear. Over the years, St. Margaret's has devoted itself to helping people honour the memories of departed friends and family with a series of uplifting services of remembrance. These will include a mixture of carols and readings. We welcome people to attend any service they wish - please find details of services below.

Making a Dedication

To honour someone special through Light Up a Life, please contact us on 0845 345 9671. Your personal dedication will then be placed in our Book of Remembrance, which will be available to view in both St. Margaret's Taunton and Yeovil Hospices during 2018.


ST Johns ChurchContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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Sun 02 December
7pm - 9.15pm
Yeovil Concert Band present a Charity Christmas Concert

With special guests Sherborne Community Choir in aid of Yeovil Heartbeat (Cardiac Care Unit at Yeovil Hospital).

Tickets cost £10, under 16's £3 and are available from 01935 321330, or the website or on the door (to include mulled wine, soft drinks and a mince pie)!
This promises to be a great evening, tickets now on sale.

Registered Charity 1160305.


Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Rd, Yeovil. BA20 2BUContact: Sarah Baker
Telephone: 01935 321330
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Sun 02 December
4.00pm
St. Margaret’s Hospice Light Up a Life Service

The St Margaret's Hospice annual Light Up a Life Service offers a way to commemorate loved ones at this time of year, and we warmly invite you to join us on Sunday 2nd December at St  John's Church in Yeovil at 4.00pm. 


St John's Church, YeovilContact: Susan Bickle
Telephone: 01935 709182
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Wed 05 December
19:45
Noë! Noë! Baroque music for Advent and Christmas

Yeovil Chamber Choir's concert will be directed by Peter Parshall, and will celebrate music written during the Baroque period.  Charpentier's Messe de Minuit incorporates ten old French carol tunes from the 16th and 17th centuries. Bach's famous Cantata 140 was written in 1731 as music to be included in a church service. Despite its simplicity, it's now one of his most famous thanks to its inclusion of a well-known tune - 'Sleepers wake'. Strangely, this now famous and popular cantata was rarely heard in the years after it was written. The 27th Sunday after Trinity, for which it was written, only appears once every eleven years in the liturgical calendar - when Easter is celebrated very early in the season. The choirs will be accompanied by an orchestra led by Anna Cockcroft,and Peter Lea-Cox is organist for the evening.


St Andrew's Church, Preston Grove, Yeovil BA20 2BQContact: Elizabeth Gowers
Telephone: 01935 425383
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Sat 08 December
7.30pm
Stoke sub Hamdon Band Christmas Concert

Tickets cost £6 per person and includes puds and pies.


Memorial Hall West Street, Stoke sub Hamdon Somerset TA14 6PZTelephone: 01935 329904
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Sun 09 December
9.00am
St Margaret's Hospice Santa Dash with Yeovil Town Running Club

Join Yeovil Running Club on their annual Santa Dash in Yeovil country Park on Sunday 9th December and help raise funds for St Margaret's Hospice.

Registration at Goldenstones Leisure Center between 9.00am and 10.30am and the race starts at 11.00am. For further details visit the website.  The first 50 bookings will receive a free Santa Suite.

This 4km run goes through the scenic Yeovil Country Park and is always a spectacular sight as hundreds of Santa's dash to raise cash. So whether you want to race seriously, have a festive day out with the family or just want a giggle with friends, the Santa Dash is the perfect event for everyone!


LED Goldenstones Leisure Centre, Brunswick Street, Yeovil, BA20 1QZContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935 709157
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Thu 13 December - Fri 14 December
19.30pm
Christmas Concert under Concorde

The concert features several classics and some festive numbers for the occasion.

Tickets will cost £15 to include Mulled Wine and Mince Pie on arrival.

Refreshments and Bar will be available. You can book on-lineif you visit the website.


Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester BA22 8HTContact: Yeovil Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 01935 462781
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Fri 14 DecemberCharterhouse Collector’s Auction

A group of medals, dating from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, which were bought with some tools in a box at a car boot sale for £10 are estimated to sell for £1,000 in the Charterhouse collector’s auction this December.  

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

A Spanish guitar, nearly 200 years old, has been donated to a Dorset charity and is estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in today's sale.

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

Corgi die-cast motors, collected by the owner in the 1960’s and always treasured by him then, they were played with carefully and always put back in their boxes after use.

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


Boot Sale Bargains
Donated Spanish Guitar
Cars Big and Small
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sat 15 December
3pm
Carols on the Hill

Free event - all welcome.


rince of Wales Ham Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon TA14 6RWContact: Yeovil Tourist Information Centre 01935 462781
Telephone: 01935 329904
Sun 23 December
6pm
Westlands Christmas Family Disco

A new event for Westlands to bring all the families out for the festive season.  Come and join us in the middle of the festive season for a fantastic party that's suitable for all ages.

Family focused. Tickets cost £3.


Westlands Entertainment Venue Westborne Close Yeovil BA20 2DDGo to website
Wed 26 December
From 1030 am
Boxing Day Racing

Christmas holidays were made for a day at the races and all roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day when the county celebrates one of its finest traditions.

Pre-booked premier tickets are £25 (on the day £30); Grandstand £18 (on the day).


Wincanton Racecourse BA9 8BJTelephone: 01963 435840
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January 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 05 January
2.30pm
Philip Unwin: Brunel’s Ships

Blackmore Vale and Yeovil NT Association presents a talk by Philip Unwin: "Brunel's Ships".

Philip's talk covers Brunel's three ships, the Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern. After dealing relatively briefly with the first two ships, he covers in more detail the construction and life of Brunel's leviathan, the SS Great Eastern, and her management and mismanagement.

Entry costs £3.00 / £5.00 (includes tea and biscuits).


Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA Category:Telephone: 01935 462781
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Sat 26 January
19.30
Asian fusion- Pop up restaurant

Throughout 2019 we will be holding pop up restaurants at Eastfield Farm just on the out skirts of Tintinhull. Steve James, award winning personal chef, will be hosting the evenings and creating delicious menus for you to feast on. All evenings will be bring your own drinks.

The first of these evenings will be an Asian Fusion evening.

The menu will be as follows:-

Caanapes 

Lotus root crisp topped with yee sang, tea stained quail egg and deep fried ginger
Chicken karaage with teriyaki mayo

Starters

Miso chicken wings
Sesame noodle salad
Pork belly (yakitori style)

Mains

Sweet soy braised beef cheek
Chicken katsu
Rice with umeboshi furikake seasoning
Pickled cucumber and radish salad

Dessert

Panna cotta with yuzu jelly black sesame ice cream and matcha tulle
Raspberry lychee and rose tart

(Please let us know of any dietary requirements).  The price is £48pp and must be purchased in advance.


Eastfield Farm, Tintinhull BA228QWContact: Steve James
Telephone: 07909651557
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February 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 02 February
7 pm to late
Charity Gin & More festival
Dance the night away with "Daytona" whilst raising money for School in a Bag and St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil.
 
£15 a ticket includes a souvenir gin glass, 5 drinks tokens, nibbles. Extra tokens can be purchased on the night for £3.
 
Ticket sells are open now - email me if you need anymore information.
 

The Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil, BA20 2RGContact: Anna Shutler
Telephone: 07805970676
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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 mayor@yeovil.gov.uk 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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Sat 16 February
11am-4PM
Bugfest comes to Yeovil

Bugfest will be taking over the whole of the Church to bring its ever popular community event further into town.

There will be the chance to meet ten thousand creepy crawlies from all over the world, many of which can be taken home as new pets, there will be entertainments laid on during the day, we will have Nick Wadham's Wild and Deadly Show, we will have TV phobia buster Ed Francis talking about his work and the origins of spider fears and more, there will be bird of prey demonstrations and talks from Mick's Owls, you will be able to talk to representatives from various conservation organisations such as Somerset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, and more - it will definitely be an action packed day, and one where you can have fun as well as have a positive impact on the community around you.

Entry Costs are:- Over 12 Yrs £5, under 12: £4, under four years old free.


Yeovil Community Church, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil Somerset, BA20 1QTTelephone: 01935 462781
March 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 31 March
09:00hrs
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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