Only Fools and Boycie: An Evening with John Challis

This is The West Country:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IF you are an Only Fools and Horses fan, then you will enjoy an evening with John Challis, on his UK tour of ‘Only Fools and Boycie’.

REVIEW: Dame Emma Kirby at Taunton's Quartz Festival

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

IF you attend a recital by a noted singer such as Dame Emma Kirkby, a superb level of virtuosity and musicianship would be expected.

REVIEW: Jazz with Ralph Allin

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A HIGHLY entertaining evening of fast-fingered jazz was performed at a packed Cossington village hall.

REVIEW: Show of hands at the Brewhouse

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOR more than two hours the mighty Show of Hands, featuring singer-songwriter front man Steve Knightley, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and long-time ‘special guest’ of ten years, double bassist Miranda Sykes, showcased contrasting talents, dovetailing brilliantly.

A new kind of knitting

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

EVER heard of Tunisian crochet? Let your curiosity be piqued at a workshop at Artfully Made in Wellington on October 25.

Zombies in the Cove

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

GET ready for a walk to remember in Burnham this Hallowe’en when the Marine Cove hosts its very own Zombie Walk.

Peter and the Wolf et al

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

BEWARE of the wolf this October as storytellers and musicians come to Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre.

Buddy Holly heaven at The Blakehay Theatre

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

FOR a breath-taking show packed full of hits, don’t miss Buddy Holly and The Cricketers at The Blakehay Theatre on November 21.

Comedy Cornish style at the Tacchi-Morris

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A COMEDY ‘King’ is making his way to Taunton’s Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre for a night to make you giggle your crown jewels off.

Digance backs hospice support

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

AWARD-WINNING comedian Richard Digance is supporting St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice with a one-man show at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre on Saturday, October 25.

T Rex tribute heads to Burnham

This is The West Country:

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

GLAM Rock comes to Somerset this month with ‘I love to Boogie’ by T.Rextasy – the ultimate tribute band to 70s rockers T.Rex.

Charity brass concert in Chard

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD guildhall will be filled with the sound of music tomorrow (October 18) when Chard Concert Brass and Phoenix Brass come together for a charity gig.

Round-robin music feast with the Friends

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET songwriter and promoter Nick Girone-Maddocks is thrilled to be promoting a ‘must see’ for all songwriting and acoustic music fans.

REVIEW: Variety Showtime at the Regal

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

IT was the sixth year that Dianne Turner had brought together a big bucketful of acts to engage audiences in a delightful programme of variety and fun.

Male voice choir concert

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Taunton Committee of Cancer Research UK is presenting a fundraising concert by the Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir this Sunday, October 19, at 7.30pm at Queen’s College Hall.

Wildlife centre founder's visit to the library

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE founder of a Somerset animal charity popped along to Taunton Library on Saturday to sign copies of her latest book.

Martin Simpson to appear at Kingsmead School

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NOMINATED for Musician of the Year and Best Album with ‘Vagrant Stanzas’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, Martin Simpson, right, is performing at Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe, on Monday, October 27.

Four decades of memories with Roger

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN Somerset author will be releasing his latest book today (Thursday) – packed with four decades of memories and anecdotes about life in the county.

The Chase quizmaster to visit Vivary Park Golf Club

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

JOIN quizmaster Paul Sinha, left, of ITV’s The Chase, for the second pub quiz night at Vivary Park Golf Club.

Ukuleles galore in Timberscombe

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

UKULELES swing into Timberscombe this Friday, October 17, as Jo Cadman and Night Owls visit the village hall.

Tales of Resistance with Lord Ashdown

This is The West Country:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

INTERNATIONAL diplomat and best-selling author Lord Paddy Ashdown will be giving a one-off talk about his latest book, The Cruel Victory, at King’s College in Taunton.

First World War anniversary knees-up

This is The West Country:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WARTIME nostalgia is being celebrated in old knees-up fashion in a musical performance called Smile! Smile! Smile! at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe.

REVIEW: Simon Weston at the Brewhouse

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FALKLANDS veteran Simon Weston began his conversation with pink-trousered former Sky TV anchor David Fitzgerald at the Brewhouse on Saturday night with an entertaining account of his Welsh childhood and his diminutive but fearsome matriarchal grandmother.

Working with wildlife

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE founder of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue charity, Pauline Kidner, is holding a book signing to celebrate her fourth book - A Place of Safety.

REVIEW: Dame Emma Kirkby, accompanied by Jakob Lindberg at The Quartz Festival, Queen’s College, Taunton

This is The West Country:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IF you attend a recital by a noted singer such as Dame Emma Kirkby, a superb level of virtuosity and musicianship would be expected; what was truly amazing about her recital ‘The English Muse’ was that this expectation still did not prepare the audience for what was a stunning display of artistry and skill.

REVIEW: The Acoustic Strawbs at Quartz Festival

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THERE’S so much more to the Strawbs than the iconic single ‘Lay Down’ and infantile ditty ‘Part of the Union’.

An artist in print

This is The West Country:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

RENOWNED West Country artist Alan Ward is preparing to stage his first exhibition in Burnham since moving to the town at the beginning of the year.

Somerset biography released

6:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BIOGRAPHY has been released detailing Hans Schwarz paintings from across the Somerset region.

Amusing memories of Somerset

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN Somerset author has released his latest book packed with four decades of memories and anecdotes about life in the county.

Rock 'n roll at the Royal Oak

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ROCK ’n roll band The Beat Cats, above, are performing at The Royal Oak in Stoke St Gregory as part of an Oxfam charity fundraiser on October 25.

Hallowe'en fun day

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DARE you climb aboard the Haunted Helicopter? You can test your spooky limits at the Hallowe'en Family Fun Day at the Helicopter Museum in Weston this month.

Boycie in the spotlight

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham is hosting an intimate evening with Only Fools and Horses star, John Challis.

Close to you...and close to the real thing

This is The West Country:

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Karpenters will be performing at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre later this month.

One for the ladies with drag and a disco

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BEAUTIFUL bodies came to Brean as two of the Chippendales Boys performed for a charity fund-raiser for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Play marks war

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

TO mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham is presenting a piece of original theatre, PASSION – Line of Departure, which tells five stories of soldiers and families 100 years apart.

Laughter all the way from the valleys

This is The West Country:

12:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GOOD night out is assured on Friday, October 24, when Cwmploddy, an original comedy drama from South Wales, comes to the Regal Theatre, Minehead.

Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society put on Hairspray

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

IT’S all happening over at the Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society after they announced their workshop and audition dates for next April’s production of Hairspray.

Taylor tribute

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

AN Evening of ‘mostly’ James Taylor is coming to Ilminster Warehouse Theatre.

Step up to fitness

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

DANCE and fitness programme FitSteps is coming to Ilminster Parish Hall from next Wednesday (October 8)

Time running out to visit arts venues

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

FANS of the arts are encouraged to head to Chard venues as Somerset Arts Weeks draw to a close on Sunday.

A night of Passion

10:30pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SPECIAL stage performance will be held this October at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton to mark the centenary of the First World War.

A night of Passion

10:30pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SPECIAL stage performance will be held this October at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Learn musical improvisation

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BUDDING musicians in South Petherton can benefit from a musical improvisation workshop coming to The David Hall.

Classic tale of good versus evil

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

MUSICAL thriller Jekyll and Hyde is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

A night of Passion

8:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A SPECIAL stage performance will be held this October at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton to mark the centenary of the First World War.

REVIEW: Mary Eade

This is The West Country:

11:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARY Eade, already much loved by Taunton audiences for many fine performances, generated great enthusiasm with a barnstorming account of the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens – a virtuoso showpiece of fiendish technical difficulty as well as great beauty and excitement.

REVIEW: Mary Eade

This is The West Country:

11:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARY Eade, already much loved by Taunton audiences for many fine performances, generated great enthusiasm with a barnstorming account of the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens – a virtuoso showpiece of fiendish technical difficulty as well as great beauty and excitement.

The Rivertones head to Taunton

10:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

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

Mishaps on the amateur stage

6:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WORLD Premiere, an amusing take on the mishaps which can befall an amateur dramatic company, is coming to the The David Hall in South Petherton.

REVIEW: Mary Eade

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARY Eade, already much loved by Taunton audiences for many fine performances, generated great enthusiasm with a barnstorming account of the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens – a virtuoso showpiece of fiendish technical difficulty as well as great beauty and excitement.






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