BRUTON Every Thursday at 11.00am starting by the Museum go along for a 40 minute Health Walk. Generally flat covering with a mixture of pavement and fields in dry weather. Please wear suitable footwear. For more details call the walk leader Bryan Pearson on 01749 938191. Every Saturday morning between 10.00am and 12.00 noon at the Community Hall there is a coffee morning to raise funds for local charities. On Saturday 30 September money raised goes go to Bruton District Flower Club, on Saturday 7 October funds go to the Methodist Church, on Saturday 14 to the WI, on Saturday 21 and on Saturday 28 money goes to Mini Day Centre. There are hot drinks and refreshments served as well as cakes, books, bric-a-brac and a raffle. For more details call 01749 812074. On Monday 25th September at 7.30pm at the Community Hall the Horticultural Society have a talk called ‘Development of Burrow Farm Gardens’ by Mary Benger. After two previous visits to the gardens the group now host a talk by them on how Mary developed the garden from a mere field. She will also bring plants to sell. On Friday 13 at 11.00pm to 2.00pm and Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 from 11.00am to 5.00pm it is the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair at the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford. (See 'Village News') On Monday 23 at 7.30pm at the Community Hall the Horticultural Society have a talk called ‘Climbers and Wall Shrubs' with Alan Eason. Alan is a past resident of Castle Cary who now runs his own garden design and maintenance business. He has been head gardener at Hadspen House, worked for the National Trust and spent time working in Portugal. On Sunday 29 from 10.00am to 5.00pm at Hauser and Wirth there is a Pumpkin Festival. A fun filled day for all the family with a host of entertainment including themed activities, competitions, live music, and seasonal food and drink.
CASTLE CARY On Tuesday 26th September at the Caryford Hall from 7.30pm Cinema in Caryford presents ‘Hidden Figures’. Tickets £5 from Market House or £6 on the door. On Friday 29th at 2.30pm at Caryford Hall the U3A have their AGM with a talk with Andrew McElwee, former National Trust Property Manager. With gentle humour and amusing anecdotes, Andrew recounts his time managing one of the south east’s largest properties. On Saturday 30th at Caryford Hall from 9.00am it is the Macmillan Coffee Morning. On Saturday 30 at Caryford Hall from 9.00am it is the Macmillan Coffee Morning. On Saturday 30th from 7.00pm at Caryford Hall there is a Harvest Supper with entertainment by Robert Bond - 'Tales from the Cider Cellar'. Funny and moving. Proceeds to All Saints Church. On Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm at Caryford Hall from 7.30pm the Somerset Wildlife Trust have a talk called ‘Beavers on the River Otter in Devon’. Hugh Graham of Exeter University will talk about the trial re-introduction of Beavers on the River Otter in Devon and their impact on local wetlands. Tea and coffee available. Adults £3, Children free. On Thursday 5 from 7.30pm at the Methodist School Room there Gardening Association has a talk called ‘Plants, Poisons and Potions’ with Adrian Hutchinson. Non members £1. For more information phone 01963 240837. On Saturday 7 from 9.00am to 12.00 noon at the Market House All Saints’ and St Andrew’s Church has a Hometrade Stalls and Pickles Sale. Coffee and refreshments available. On Saturday 7 from 7.30pm at Caryford Hall see Charlie Dore in concert. Tickets £12. (See ‘Arts’) On Saturday 14 from 10.00am at the Market House the Somerset Bee Keeper host a Honey Show. On Tuesday 17th at Caryford Hall from 11.00am the Arts Society have an illustrated lecture entitled ‘The Horse and Modern Art from George Stubbs to Mark Willinger’. Entry £6. For more information phone 01963 350132. On Friday 20 from 7.30pm at the Market House the WEA have a talk called ‘Speaking in Signs: the Life and Work of Otto Neurath’ by Prof Michelle Henning. Neurath was a philosopher, polymath and pioneer in social planning and modern housing. For more information phone 01749 860352. On Saturday 21 from 9.00am to 12.00 noon at the Market House there is a Coffee Morning in aid of Girls Guides’ Trip. On Tuesday 24 at the Caryford Hall from 7.30pm Cinema in Caryford presents ‘Their Finest’. Tickets £5 from Market House or £6 on the door. (See ‘Movies Around the Towns and Villages’) On Friday 27 from 2.30pm at Caryford Hall the Camelot U3A have a talk called 'Incorrect Political Correctness' by Ralph Jerram. Drawing on his experiences as Personnel Manager in the police force in London, Ralph Jerram offers an entertaining, humorous and thought provoking look at a serious theme. He is unafraid to discuss perceived taboo subjects! Visitors welcome. On Saturday 28 from 10.00am to 12.00 at the Market House noon the Cary Amateur Theatrical Society have a Coffee Morning.
CREWKERNE Every Tuesday at the Sports Centre from 5.00pm join in at the weekly Walking Netball sessions. No need to book. First session free then £3.50 per session. Every Wednesday it is the Crewkerne Market now extended until 2.00pm in the effort to help rejuvenate the market and attract both traders and shoppers. Pitch fees for traders are also waived until the end of September. For more information contact Laura Gowers on 01460 74001. On Friday 29th September from 7.45pm at the Henhayes Community Centre see 'The Farey Family' concert. A multi talented local family playing Folk and Country music with superb harmonies. Entry £10 or £18 including pre show supper, available from 01460 74340. Bar available. On Saturday 30th at the Henhayes Centre from 10.00am to 12.00 noon there is the usual 'Big Breakfast'. Egg, sausage, bacon, tomato or beans, tea and coffee for £4. No booking needed. On Saturday 7 October from 7.30pm at the Dance House Concerts in the West presents ‘Carneval String Trio’. Tickets £15 available from Crewkerne Local Information Centre. On Friday 13 at 7.30pm at Wadham School the Film Crew host ‘The Olive Tree’. Alma’s grandfather has not spoken for 12 years, since the family’s ancient olive tree was sold. Their quest for its return leads to unexpected consequences in this gently comic Spanish fable. Admission for the year is £25. For more information contact 01935 822656. On Wednesday 18 from 7.30pm at Norton Sub Hamdon Village Hall the Crewkerne and District Astronomical Society host an Ask the Experts Evening. On Friday 20 at the Henhayes Community Centre at 12.30pm it is the Chef's Special Lunch. Three course meal including Roast Pork, followed by Baked Apple and finish with tea/coffee and chocolate. Bar open. Entry £8. Booking essential on 01460 74340. Advance notice: Christmas lunches will be served each day between Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 December. Cost £9. On Saturday 21 from 9.00am to 1.00pm at Henhayes Centre it is the Farmer’s Market. Good local produce. On Saturday 28 at the Henhayes Centre from 10.00am to 12.00 noon there is the usual 'Big Breakfast'. Egg, sausage, bacon, tomato or beans, tea and coffee for £4. No booking needed.
ILMINSTER On Thursday 28th September at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster from 9.15am the Thursday Group have a new season of talks beginning with local author Caroline Newark on 'Joan, The Fair Maid of Kent'. Coffee/tea available. Visitors £3, Membership for season £20. For more information phone 01460 259596. On Saturday 7 October at the Market House from 8.30am to 12.30pm go along to the monthly Produce Market. Local groups and producers sell their goods locally and support the projects that are in need of support. If you are interested in having a stall at £5 contact Emma Jane at 01460 298090. On Saturday 14 at 7.45pm at the Warehouse Theatre the Cinema at the Warehouse presents ‘The Olive Tree’. A deceptively simple, playful Spanish drama about a family and its thousand year old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is — emotional truth. Members are given priority seating first. Guests asked to pay donation. On Saturday 21 from 7.00pm the Minster Church hosts Minster Music 65 Charity Concert. Featuring recorded singer-song writer and Stogumber Festival prize winner Jemima Farey. The concert will be supported by the Zembard Singers directed by Trevor Lloyd-Jones, the Minster Voices directed by David Sutcliffe and guest artists. Refreshments available for donations and a special raffle with top quality prizes. All proceeds go to Children's Hospice South West. Tickets £10 available on the door. For more information phone 01460 62075. On Saturday 21 at the Square and Compass from 9.00pm see legendary folk group Fairport Convention celebrating their Golden Anniversary. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades and numerous changes of line up the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered. Fairport Convention still attract critical acclaim and won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award at the turn of the century. To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. At this series of autumn shows, the band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long established favourites from their extensive repertoire. The line up includes Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Tickets £25. For more information phone 01823 480467. On Friday 27 from 7.30pm at the Parish Hall Somerset Wildlife Trust have a talk called ‘Some of the World’s 52 Pheasant Species and their Conversation’. For much of his life, local conservationist John Corder has been involved in reintroduction programmes for endangered species in Asia. This illustrated talk will discuss some of these programmes, particularly those of the world’s most threatened pheasant species and will also touch on reintroductions for Tigers, Orangutans and Pandas. Tea and coffee available. Non members £3.
LANGPORT On Monday 2 October from 7.30pm at the Library the History Society have a brief AGM followed by a talk called 'Gypsy Caravans' with Brian Phelps speaking. Non members £2. For more information phone 01458 273471. On Saturday 14 October from 8.00pm at All Saints Hall in Langport Living Spit presents ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’. After their previous self-funded historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard & Stu are at their wits end. Then they hit on an idea for a show that could change everything…. But can two of the South West’s favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other? ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ is an undisputed hit and with live original music, embroidary, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in Tudor history you will never forget. Tickets £8. Brown and Forrest have a Smokery Open Day on Saturday 23rd from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
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