Big youth film festival heading to Somerset

This is The West Country: Second Chance Cinema Club

7:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Young people in Somerset are being given the chance to take part in a memorable and educational cinematic experience this November as part of the Into Film Festival – the world’s biggest youth film festival.

Young performers shine at the Princess Theatre

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNG performers from Stagecoach Yeovil were in fine voice as they headed south to perform at the Princess Theatre on Sunday, October 26.

Hallowe’en special event with Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

BD Jazz Club presents a Hallowe’en Special with Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics at Laburnum House Lodge Hotel, West Huntspill, tonight(Friday) from 8pm-11pm.

Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band head to the Princess Theatre

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TALENTED Beatles tribute band will be marching into Burnham for a night you won’t want to miss.

Hallowe'en party for Cots for Tots appeal

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GROUP of mums in Burnham are holding a Halloween party in order to raise money for the Cots for Tots appeal.

Don't miss the Burham Mayor in the mist

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TALE of pluck, poignancy and peril on the high seas is heading to Burnham this November in Out Of The Mist by Alan Tyson.

Russell Watson plans trip to South West for intimate evening

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THINGS are getting intimate at The Playhouse Theatre in 2015 as audiences are invited to spend a special evening with classical singer Russell Watson.

The Rivertones head to Taunton

10:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rivertones Chorus present The Rivertones Variety Show this October at King’s College Theatre, Taunton.

Competition for scriptwriters in Somerset

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ARE you a budding scriptwriter? Then this is an opportunity for you.

REVIEW: The Rivertones at King's College

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ON Saturday, October 25, Taunton's Rivertones Chorus organised a variety show with guests, Red Rock Harmony and the Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club, which proved to be a huge success.

Hallowe'en events at The Walled Gardens

This is The West Country:

3:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Walled Gardens of Cannington in Bridgwater are hosting two days of spooky activities in time for Hallowe’en.

More comedy entertainment at Brazz in Taunton

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GET ready for another great comedy line-up at Brazz, Taunton, on Thursday, November 6.

Budding media stars in Somerset given opportunity to shine

This is The West Country:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG people in Somerset are being given the chance to take part in a memorable and educational cinematic experience this November as part of the Into Film Festival – the world’s biggest youth film festival.

New book release features areas of Somerset in story

This is The West Country:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

TAUNTON has been featured among other Somerset locations in a new thriller from author Neil Grimmett – exploring the murky goings-on at an old ROF Factory in the 50s.

Uplifting music duo at The Meeting House

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN uplifting evening of folk, blues, jazz, African grooves and more are promised by two outstanding guitarists – John Etheridge and Kit Holmes – when they entertain at The Meeting House, Ilminster, on Friday, November 7.

Autumn Fair returns to Burnham

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GRAB some warm layers and head on down to the annual Autumn Fair in Burnham this November and help raise money for a good cause.

REVIEW: Only Fools and Boycie at the Brewhouse

This is The West Country:

12:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

JOHN Challis, 72, best known for his portrayal of household name Boycie, the shifty used car salesman with a misguided sense of superiority, appeared in all seven series of classic BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003) and the four series of its less popular spin-off, The Green Green Grass (2005-2009)

Christmas Coffee Morning in Taunton in aid of Traidcraft

This is The West Country:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ST John the Evangelist Church in Park street, Taunton, is holding its annual Christmas Traidcraft Coffee Morning on Saturday, November 1, from 10am-noon.

Paul Stockman cancels October show at Strode Theatre

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AUDIENCES eagerly anticipating an evening with Paul Stockman and his Psychic Secrets Revealed show have been left disappointed after the show was cancelled this week.

Somerset youngsters given the chance to take part in the Into Film Festival

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNG people in Somerset are being given the chance to take part in a memorable and educational cinematic experience next month as part of the Into Film Festival, the world’s biggest youth film festival.

Hallowe'en happenings at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BE sure to head to Chard this week for the spooktacular Hallowe'en events happening at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

RNLI fundraiser to play out at the Princess Theatre in Burnham

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TALE of Pluck Poignancy and Peril on the high seas is heading to Burnham this November in Out Of The Mist by Alan Tyson.

Brent Knoll's Got Talent hosted by Brent Amateur Dramatics

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BRENT Amateur Dramatics presents Brent Knoll’s Got Talent.

Musician duo set to rock Ilminster at The Meeting House

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

COME and enjoy an uplifting evening of folk, blues, jazz, African grooves and more from two outstanding guitarists - John Etheridge and Kit Holmes – as they entertain an audience at The Meeting House, Ilminster.

Paul Zerdin and puppet pals head to the Octagon Theatre

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHERE can you see a potty-mouthed teenager, a gangster rap-loving octogenarian and real-life human beings bent to the whim of a mischievous ventriloquist and served up as trashy talk show fodder? All at the Octagon Theatre of course!

The latest volume in the Pevsner ‘Buildings of England’ series book launch

This is The West Country: STAYING SAFE: Volunteers help the region's police patrol hundreds of miles of northern countryside during Farmwatch operations

11:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

‘SOMERSET: South and West’ is the latest volume in the Pevsner ‘Buildings of England’ series, and the coastal resorts of Burnham and Porlock are a particular point of interest.

The Beatles head to the Princess Theatre in Burnham

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TALENTED Beatles tribute band will be marching into Burnham for a night you won't want to miss.

Charities to benefit from Christmas card sale in Ilminster

This is The West Country: Recycle your unwanted Christmas cards

12:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ELEVEN good causes will benefit from this year’s charity gifts and Christmas cards sale at Ilminster Meeting House.

Jazz night in West Huntspill

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

BD Jazz Club presents a Halloween Special with Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics at Laburnum House Lodge Hotel, West Huntspill, on October 31.

Inspired artwork arrives in Ilminster

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A RANGE of artwork inspired by the Isle of Avalon will be on display for free at The Meeting House, Ilminster, throughout November.

New hip-hop academy to open in Chard

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NEW hip-hop dance training academy is seeking new members to join when it opens in Yeovil on Tuesday, November 4.

St Margaret's Hospice is to hold its Annual Autumn Fair

This is The West Country: The Epsom Book Fair is returning to Epsom Methodist Church

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

ST MARGARET’S Hospice is holding its Annual Autumn Fair on Saturday, November 8, from 10.30am until 2pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Burnham.

Take Art presents Casonova at Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

SO famous (or infamous) is the name of Casanova that it has gone into our dictionaries to describe men who are, for want of a better word, ‘popular’ with women.

Ann Widdecombe is the guest of honour at a fundraising lunch in Taunton

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

POLITICIAN turned Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe will give a talk at a fundraising lunch at Taunton School on November 12 at 12.30pm.

REVIEW: Annabelle (15)

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

ACCORDING to the opening credits of Annabelle, dolls have frequently been used as conduits of evil.

Mrs Noah and The Flood at the Brewhouse Theatre

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

MRS Noah and The Flood is a new musical that will be on at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton before it goes to London.

Hallowe'en Party in Burnham in aid of Cots for Tots

This is The West Country:

11:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

A GROUP of mums in Burnham are holding a Hallowe’en party in order to raise money for the Cots for Tots appeal.

Ministry of Entertainment presents Normal Service Will Be Resumed, in Minehead.

This is The West Country:

10:10am Sunday 26th October 2014

MINISTRY of Entertainment are returning to The Regal Theatre in Minehead with a new period comedy, Normal Service Will Be Resumed.

Jazz stars pay tribute to Benny Goodman in Ilminster on Friday

This is The West Country: Harry Pilling,15, on saxaphone with his band Tradtastic at the World Mile Festival

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

SOME of the UK’s top jazz stars are paying tribute to Benny Goodman at The Meeting House in Ilminster on Friday.

WRONG 'Un is coming to Monksilver

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

NEW musical based on a 100-year-old collection of suffragette memorabilia is coming to Monksilver.

Ben Kempton, 11, to perform in Bristol Hippodrome pantomime

This is The West Country:

9:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

BUDDING actor Ben Kempton is aiming for the West End after securing a place performing in the prestigious Dick Whittington pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Success for Ilminster Entertainments Society at the Phoebe Rees awards ceremony

This is The West Country:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Phoebe Rees awards ceremony was rewarding for Ilminster Entertainments Society with four members winning awards.

Pacific Curls are to perform in Curry Mallet and Langford Budville

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PACIFIC Curls (above), a trio from New Zealand, are playing two venues near Taunton.

REVIEW: Fury

This is The West Country:

10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

At a critical juncture in David Ayer's wartime thriller, Brad Pitt’s grizzled tank commander turns to an inexperienced new recruit and sounds the death knell on morality and diplomacy in a time of conflict.

David Mitchell will be performing at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

This is The West Country: David Mitchell: Back Story is published by HarperCollins, priced £20.

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

LOTS of well-known personalities will be visiting Yeovil for the town’s literary festival next month.

Taunton Thespians presents Murder On The Nile

This is The West Country:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

MURDER mystery lovers will be delighted to know that the Taunton Thespians will be performing Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile at the Brewhouse Theatre.

Burnham Food an Drink Festival is on this weekend (October

This is The West Country:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE wait is nearly over for food-lovers across Burnham as the town prepares for its fifth annual Food and Drink Festival this weekend.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden comes to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil

This is The West Country:

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMEDIAN Hal Cruttenden, who is being tipped as the next big thing following standout performances on Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Royal Variety Performance and Mock The Week, is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir with the Farey family

This is The West Country: Sheet music

2:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TAUNTON Deane Male Voice Choir with the Farey Family is taking place at St. Andrew's Church in Taunton on October 5 at 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Halloween Disco at the Princess Theatre

This is The West Country:

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Princess Theatre is hosting a Hallowe’en party and disco for children to dress up in their spookiest costumes Parents and children are encouraged to take their own carved pumpkins as there will be a competition for the best carved pumpkin as well as a prize for the best costume.






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