Folk band come to South Petherton

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

INSTRUMENTAL folk band KAN are coming to the David Hall in South Petherton.

Three artists showcase work in Ilminster

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK by three talented artists will be on show at the Meeting House Arts Centre in Ilminster from Monday until May 17.

St George's Day concert in Dowlish Wake

This is The West Country: St George's School reaches for the sky

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ST Andrew’s Church in Dowlish Wake is hosting a St George’s Day concert by Kingsbury Episcopi Band tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

John Tracey performs in Chaffcombe

This is The West Country:

11:39am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SINGER John Tracy is performing at the village hall on Friday, May 16, at 7.30pm.

Jools Holland favourite, Jane Taylor, coming to Wedmore

This is The West Country: Jane Taylor

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

JOOLS Holland favourite Jane Taylor brings her band to Wedmore for a live summer show.

Opera singers to take on Cole Porter

This is The West Country: TAOS members pick up their NODA.

11:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TICKETS to see Taunton's opera talent perform Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes' are on sale for their production from April 28 to May 3.

REVIEW: Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society's first-class farce

This is The West Country: webpix entertainment theatre

5:34pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE talented Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) gave another first class performance in its take on farce.

The circus is coming to Yeovil town!

This is The West Country: The circus is coming to Taunton town!

5:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

SPIDERMAN joins Jay Miller’s Circus at Yeovil Showground for a run of shows from Sunday.

Celebrity chef Glen Crosby to judge Burnham Bake Off

This is The West Country: GLEN Crosby.

5:17pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

CELEBRITY chef Glen Crosby (above) heads to Burnham in May for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.

REVIEW: Alan Bennett's brilliance shines with Welly's dramatists

This is The West Country: GUY Burgess (Paul Smith) with the Queen (Monica Spalding). PHOTO: Colin Marshall.

5:03pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHEN a spy drama’s stage is set with a scotch bottle dead-centre (that famous loosener of the tongue) you know it’s going to be good.

Thespians reach theatre quarter-finals

This is The West Country: THE Thespians . . . Lucy Monaghan, Ron Roberts, director Jane Edwards, Michael Gilbert, Jacqueline Roberts and Graham Reeks.

4:33pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AVID supporters of the Taunton Thespians are invited to watch the acting troupe compete in the All England Theatre divisional quarter-finals on Saturday.

Are you the next Billy Elliot?

This is The West Country: PHOTO: Alistair Muir.

4:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

BILLY Elliot The Musical, the London show, is looking for young male dancers for open auditions in Bristol on April 26.

Are you the next Billy Elliot?

This is The West Country: PHOTO: Alistair Muir.

4:22pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

BILLY Elliot The Musical, the London show, is looking for young male dancers for open auditions in Bristol on April 26.

Birds of a feather exhibition at BAC

This is The West Country: ROOKS 2 by Jackie Curtis.

3:52pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

HANDCUT prints, richly textured and deep in colour, by a self-taught Bawdrip artist, go on show tomorrow at Bridgwater Arts Centre (Wednesday).

REVIEW of BARRINGTON PLAYERS: 'Nottingham' & 'A Small Affair', March 21

This is The West Country: TWO of Robin's Merry Men.

12:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BARRINGTON Players clearly are in a very healthy state! The two one act plays I saw were both acted with supreme confidence by a large cast to a very enthusiastic audience.

American soprano 'guests' at Highbridge concert

This is The West Country: SOLO singing star Mary Morgan.

11:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AMERICAN-BORN soprano Mary Morgan is the guest performer at Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society’s forthcoming Spring concert.

Greinton singer Zelah releases debut single on iTunes

This is The West Country: ZELAH.

2:38pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AN 18 year-old singer-songwriter from Greinton with influences ranging from Adele to the Arctic Monkeys releases her debut single on iTunes this Sunday.

Summerfest Highbridge music weekend for floods and BARB

This is The West Country: SHOOT the Moon will perform. PHOTO: Cliff Taylor.

2:27pm Thursday 27th March 2014

TICKETS are on sale for a two-day music festival with a charitable edge at The Oaktree in Highbridge this May.

APRIL: 80s' pop star Howard Jones to join Taunton talent for Mayor's Variety Show

This is The West Country: HOWARD Jones. PHOTO: Simon Fowler.

2:04pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AN impressive smorgasbord of Taunton entertainers will join none other than 1980s pop star Howard Jones for two Brewhouse shows this April.

King’s College concert celebrates Dr John Cole

This is The West Country: Dr John Cole, who died on Saturday.

1:29pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AN uplifting concert celebrating the memory of Dr John Cole, an “inspiring” force in Taunton music, is being held next Saturday, April 5.

Birthday bash for Bard & Brew: Get involved in 450 Minute Shakespeare

This is The West Country: JO Backhouse.

1:26pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ON April 23, Shakespeare fanatics the world over will be celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday.

Who do you think you are? Find out at TWO family history days

This is The West Country: CHARD Boden Centre.

10:31am Thursday 27th March 2014

CURIOUS about your ancestors? Chard Somerset Skills and Learning have new one day Family History events planned for this spring, at the Boden Centre in Chard.

Greinton singer Zelah releases debut single on iTunes

This is The West Country: ZELAH.

1:02pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AN 18 year-old singer-songwriter from Greinton with influences ranging from Adele to the Arctic Monkeys releases her debut single on iTunes this Sunday.

American soprano to 'guest' at Highbridge concert

This is The West Country: SOLO singing star Mary Morgan.

12:52pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AMERICAN-BORN soprano Mary Morgan is the guest performer at Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society’s forthcoming Spring concert.

Interview with... Comedienne Jenny Eclair on her Taunton show

This is The West Country: JENNY Eclair: "Eclairious is everything under the sun."

12:00am Monday 24th March 2014

SHE’S a Grumpy, Loose Woman, utterly Éclairious and the first funny female to win the esteemed Perrier Award.

Wurzel Tommy Banner urges Mercury readers to support floods gig

This is The West Country: TOMMY Banner.

12:53pm Thursday 20th March 2014

“We’re doing it for everybody involved – and not only people in their houses, but farmers and businesses – especially having only just ‘got back’ after last year’s floods" - TOMMY BANNER

REVIEW: Top food writer shares the spice of her life in BACTalk

This is The West Country: JOSCELINE Dimbleby.

5:31pm Thursday 20th March 2014

WITH cookery her art-form, Josceline Dimbleby exposed the nation to fusion food with her best-selling books, supported recession-hit families with her recipes, and made variety king.

REPORT: Highbridge Festival of the Arts – impressive, friendly, and fun

This is The West Country: DANCERS Emma Orledge and Connie Hazleton-Cavill, ten.

5:26pm Thursday 20th March 2014

WHETHER you're under five or in the U3A, Highbridge Festival of the Arts is all about celebrating community talent – and the success of the amateur performer over the honed professional.

MARCH 30: Jim Davidson and Richard Digance together again in Weston

This is The West Country: Jim Davidson

5:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

JIM Davidson and Richard Digance are 'Together Again' for the Spring, and coming to Weston's Playhouse Theatre on March 30.

MARCH 30: Jim Davidson and Richard Digance together again in Weston

This is The West Country: Jim Davidson

5:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

JIM Davidson and Richard Digance are 'Together Again' for the Spring, and coming to Weston's Playhouse Theatre on March 30.

REVIEW: Jazz night at Cossington village hall goes down a treat

This is The West Country: MIKE Snelling.

4:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE first of a quartet of fine jazz evenings booked for 2014 was enjoyed by a capacity audience at Cossington Village Hall on Saturday evening.

REVIEW: Jazz night at Cossington village hall goes down a treat

This is The West Country: MIKE Snelling.

4:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE first of a quartet of fine jazz evenings booked for 2014 was enjoyed by a capacity audience at Cossington Village Hall on Saturday evening.

More Taunton literary events in store for book lovers

This is The West Country: What's On module top link image

4:18pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A “BEAUTIFUL stylist” of language with the ability to turn books into “companions”, brought the tales of remarkable women from across the centuries into the upper echelons of a Taunton bookshop earlier this month.

More Taunton literary events on the approach for book lovers

This is The West Country: ANTARCTIC traveller Sara Wheeler puts her stamp on her book for a fan.

4:16pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A “BEAUTIFUL stylist” of language with the ability to turn books into “companions”, brought the tales of remarkable women from across the centuries into the upper echelons of a Taunton bookshop earlier this month.

REVIEW: Hairspray at The Castle School

This is The West Country: THE full Castle School cast of Hairspray.

4:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

HAIRSPRAY the musical is right at home on Castle School's stage this week, thanks to its tireless cast of bopping bright young things.

Our Big Gig 2014: How to get involved

This is The West Country: Our Big Gig 2014: Be part of it

3:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MUSIC makers in Burnham and Highbridge can take part in a UK-wide community music festival this summer.

Our Big Gig 2014: How to get involved

This is The West Country: Our Big Gig 2014: Be part of it

3:56pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MUSIC makers in Burnham and Highbridge can take part in a UK-wide community music festival this summer.

Our Big Gig 2014: Be part of it

This is The West Country: Our Big Gig 2014: Be part of it

3:55pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MUSIC makers in Burnham and Highbridge can take part in a UK-wide community music festival this summer.

Breeze Kilpin triumphs in Burnham karaoke star search

This is The West Country: BREEZE Kilpin.

3:48pm Thursday 20th March 2014

ONLY one voice could triumph. On Sunday March 9, after weeks of singing to win, home-grown sensation Breeze Kilpin was crowned winner of the Royal Clarence Hotel’s Karaoke Star Search.

Taunton's Brewhouse reopens in less than 3 weeks

This is The West Country: THE Brewhouse is on the national market.

3:44pm Thursday 20th March 2014

IT’S less than three weeks until Taunton’s Brewhouse theatre re-opens with two very different shows from the county’s fresh-faced performers.

Moving drama Duet For One at Ilminster Warehouse

This is The West Country: DAVE Goodall and Teresa Ravenscroft as Dr Feldmann and Stephanie Abrahams.

3:17pm Thursday 20th March 2014

“TOUCHING” pseudo-biographical theatre is next up at Ilminster’s Warehouse Theatre in a play confronting what it means when a serious illness changes life forever.

The wait’s over ... Brewhouse re-opens in three weeks

This is The West Country: THE Brewhouse is on the national market.

3:13pm Thursday 20th March 2014

IT’S less than three weeks until Taunton’s Brewhouse theatre re-opens with two very different shows from the county’s fresh-faced performers.

ACTS youngsters "excel" themselves at Bridgy town hall

This is The West Country: ACTS’ talent did a sterling job at Bridgwater town hall.

1:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

YOUNG stars from Bridgwater have “excelled themselves” in their two-day town hall show.

REVIEW: Marketeers' Cabaret provides top evening of entertainment

This is The West Country: webpix entertainment theatre

1:07pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MARKETEERS Carnival Club made a return to their old venue, Chilton Trinity School, on March 1 in its swish new building, with a spectacular cabaret night of music, laughter and excitement.

FRIDAY: Bristol band-to-watch play Bridgwater

This is The West Country: THE Magnus Puto.

1:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Magnus Puto (above) have shared a stage with Rizzle Kicks, Haim, the XX and Daughter … but on Friday they’ll have Bridgwater in their sights.

REVIEW: Top food writer shares the spice of her life in BACTalk

This is The West Country: JOSCELINE Dimbleby.

12:40pm Thursday 20th March 2014

WITH cookery her art-form, Josceline Dimbleby exposed the nation to fusion food with her best-selling books, supported recession-hit families with her recipes, and made variety king.

Sleeping Beauty, Chardstock Amateur Dramatic Society style!' : The REVIEW in FULL

This is The West Country: THE cast ‘Get Happy’ with the opening number.

11:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

LOCAL pantomimes rely on a dedicated and hardworking team – usually revolving round a family.

Tickets on sale for small show with Show of Hands' star Steve Knightley

This is The West Country: Steve Knightley

2:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

SHOW of Hands folk singer-songwriter Steve Knightley is coming to Holy Trinity Primary School in Taunton on Wednesday, June 4.

WEDNESDAYS: Creative dance and movement classes in Chard

This is The West Country: Still Dancing

12:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A CREATIVE dance and movement session for adults designed to boost well-being is running at Chard Young People’s Centre.

Focus on Bishops Lydeard Primary: New head hits the ground sprinting

This is The West Country: HEAD teacher Mary Clothier.

7:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

TODAY is Mary Clothier’s 14th school day as the new head teacher of Bishops Lydeard Primary.








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