Classical music with a twist

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Divertimento Oboe Quartet put on a fine show at The David Hall, South Petherton, on Thursday for a performance with an unusual but beautiful combination of instruments – oboe, violin, viola and cello.

Arts Weeks comes to Chard

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A RANGE of exhibitions and demonstrations are coming to Chard as part of this year’s Somerset Arts Week with a few familiar faces from the area.

REVIEW: Concerts in the West

This is The West Country:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ONLY Handel can open a violin sonata with three rising notes of an arpeggio and then, in adding a fourth, take one's breath away.

Taste of the stage

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE J H Variety Performers invite you to join them in the upstairs function room of the Mansion House, Bridgwater, on September 21 at 2pm.

Furniture course in Bridgwater

11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF you are interested in studying a course in furniture making, head along to a taster day at Bridgwater College on September 13 from 10am to 1.30pm.

Artists' showcase

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE annual Somerset Open Studios returns this month with over 200 venues showcasing works of art.

Battle of the brewers

This is The West Country:

3:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

HOMEBREWERS from across Burnham and Highbridge are still being urged to ‘bring their own brews’ to battle it out against others in The Great Burnham Brew Off 2014.

Rural arts group still going strong after all these years

This is The West Country:

11:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A PIONEERING arts charity in Somerset is still going strong with its new programme of shows despite severe funding cuts resulting in fewer performances.

The ultimate all-singing, all-dancing tribute show

This is The West Country:

9:05am Monday 15th September 2014

FANS of the film classic Dirty Dancing are invited to take a step back in time with the all-singing, all-dancing tribute show coming to the Playhouse this month.

Not taking art for granted

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RURAL touring group in Somerset is still going strong with their new season shows despite severe funding cuts resulting in fewer performances.

Tantric traditions of Tibet

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DISCOVER the mysteries of a Buddhist Monastery as eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance to Bridgwater Arts Centre on September 11.

Three chances for society to win 'Somerset Oscars'

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN entertainment society in Ilminster has been nominated for 15 awards at this year’s eagerly anticipated Phoebe Rees Awards – known as the Somerset Oscars.

Bare Bones bare all with free gig

This is The West Country:

1:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRIDGWATER venues looking for live bands to perform for future events can get a taste of an acoustic trio for free this month.

REVIEW: Barre at The Barn

12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MUSICAL extravaganza is being held in aid of the Taunton Friends Meeting House Renewal Fund.

Has your gnome got star quality?

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

GNOME owners in Somerset are being urged to get involved with a new music project this month.

Artwork puts disaster relief in focus

8:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN EXHIBITION of photographs and artwork from disaster-struck Haiti will be in Minehead from next week.

New site for honey show

6:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

AFTER 25 years of being hosted at the Taunton Flower Show, the Somerset Honey Show will be buzzing off to Long Sutton Village Hall for the first time in its history.

Mistaken ID and lust - it's just farcical

This is The West Country:

5:38pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE award-nominated production team behind the recent Abigail’s Party at Monkton Heathfield’s Tacchi Morris Arts centre will return for its new show, Habeas Corpus, from September 23 to September 27.

Auditions for Aladdin panto

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DRAMATISTS, young and young at heart, are being called on to audition for Chard Amateur Theatre Society’s panto of choice for this year, Aladdin.

Poetry in Ilminster

2:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on Friday, August 29 at 6.45pm.

Talented quartet at Dillington House

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

From the London Olympics to Yeovil

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FRANK Turner, the saviour of folk-punk and Danny Boyle’s beloved warm-up choice for the London Olympics’ opening ceremony, is in concert in Yeovil in September.

Family fun at Milkshake! show

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

KID’S Channel 5 TV favourite, Milkshake! brings its ‘Party Party’ stage show to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre this September.

Fantastic classical concert

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

Peppa Pig to meet kids at Somerset Court's 40th birthday

This is The West Country: Set for a splashing time with Peppa Pig

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

KIDS' favourite, Peppa Pig, will be greeting the little ones at a Wizard of Oz-themed fun day to celebrate Somerset Court's 40th birthday on Saturday September 6.

The Haunting at The Warehouse

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHARLES Dickensinspired play, The Haunting,will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

Somerset Art Weeks heads back to Sedgemoor

This is The West Country: BUILDING CAREER: Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is off to Scotland

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUNDREDS of artists across the county throw open the doors to their studios for a fortnight this September for Somerset Art Weeks.

FEBRUARY 2015: Jim Davidson heads to Bridgwater

This is The West Country:

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

LONG-SERVING face of British comedy Jim Davidson brings his tour, ‘No Further Action’, to Bridgwater in February with tickets already on sale.

Charles Dickens play The Haunting at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster

This is The West Country: G 6/8/03: Author Charles Dickens, aged 47 (5323938)

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARLES Dickens inspired play, The Haunting, will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

The Coull Quartet to perform at Dillington House

This is The West Country: Dillington House

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

Map-maker turns to art in Strode Theatre exhibition

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A FREE exhibition of work created by a woman trained in the art of drawing maps opens at Strode’s Theatre in Street on Tuesday.

Map-maker turns to art in Strode Theatre exhibition

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A FREE exhibition of work created by a woman trained in the art of drawing maps opens at Strode’s Theatre in Street on Tuesday.

Thorncombe Cider Festival

This is The West Country: Jimmy Kegg and Lance Seeley sup up at the Real Ale and Cider Festival held at Blunsdon and Cricklade Railway over the weekend

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CIDER and music can be found at the Thorncombe Cider Festival over at the Sports & Social Club today (August 30).

A Way With Words at Ilminster Arts Centre

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on today (August 29) at 6.45pm.

Packed programme for East Huntspill's Harvest Home

This is The West Country: RUDE Awakening.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GENEROUS spread of seasonal food will be laid out for East Huntspill’s Harvest Home on Saturday, September 6.

Packed programme for East Huntspill's Harvest Home

This is The West Country: RUDE Awakening.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GENEROUS spread of seasonal food will be laid out for East Huntspill’s Harvest Home on Saturday, September 6.

Only Fools and Horses star to share stories at Burnham Princess

This is The West Country:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the faces of wheeler-deeler BBC sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, comes to Burnham’s Princess Theatre this autumn to regale his audience with anecdotes.

Only Fools and Horses star to share stories at Burnham Princess

This is The West Country:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the faces of wheeler-deeler BBC sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, comes to Burnham’s Princess Theatre this autumn to regale his audience with anecdotes.

Ladies night at The Squib, Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Neil Angilley Trio

12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO male strippers will be the star attraction at a forthcoming ladies night at The Squib in Bridgwater on Saturday September 6.

Wedding fair to "spread joy" for couples facing terminal illness

This is The West Country: Naomi with her award.

12:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEDDING fair helping couples living with terminal illness celebrate their big day is being held in Bridgwater on Sunday, September 21.

Your sections Wedding fair to "spread joy" for couples facing terminal illness

This is The West Country: Naomi with her award.

12:18pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEDDING fair helping couples living with terminal illness celebrate their big day is being held in Bridgwater on Sunday, September 21.

THIS WEEKEND: Folk Fest hits Burnham

This is The West Country:

12:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TOTAL of 90 acts will strum up a storm at Burnham’s ninth Folkfest this weekend, in the finalised programme of musical merriment and performance from organisers.

FEBRUARY 2015: Jim Davidson heads to Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Jim Davidson is to appear at Ludlow Festival next month.

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LONG-SERVING face of British comedy Jim Davidson brings his tour, ‘No Further Action’, to Bridgwater in February with tickets already on sale.

THIS WEEKEND: Folk Fest hits Burnham

This is The West Country:

12:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TOTAL of 90 acts will strum up a storm at Burnham’s ninth Folkfest this weekend, in the finalised programme of musical merriment and performance from organisers.

Star baritone to kick off September's Stogumber Arts Fest

This is The West Country:

11:25am Thursday 28th August 2014

A STAR baritone who is appearing in the Last Night of the Proms in London will mark the centenary of The First World War and open Stogumber Festival 2014 next Thursday, September 4.

Go Create to take over Hammet Street for bright festival of art

This is The West Country:

11:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

PUPPET-MAKING, wood turning, sculpture and site-specific art are just a snapshot of Hammet Street’s family festival in Taunton on Saturday, September 6.

Young Musical Theatre Company present RENT at Tacchi-Morris

This is The West Country:

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

RENT, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning rock remake of Puccini’s opera La Bohème, is set to kick off the Tacchi-Morris Art Centre’s new season in style next week.

REVIEW: Valido String Quartet at All Saints Church in Merriott

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

Comedian Lee Hurst postpones Brewhouse date

This is The West Country: Lee Hurst

10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Hurst, above, has been forced to postpone his forthcoming appearance at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre because he is undergoing heart surgery for a second time.

Comedian Lee Hurst postpones Brewhouse date

This is The West Country: Lee Hurst

10:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Hurst, above, has been forced to postpone his forthcoming appearance at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre because he is undergoing heart surgery for a second time.






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