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?

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FEBRUARY 2015: Jim Davidson heads to Bridgwater

Somerset County Gazette: 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.

Star baritone to kick off September's Stogumber Arts Fest

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Comedian Lee Hurst postpones Brewhouse date

Somerset County Gazette: 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.

BOOK NOW! Comedian Alan Francis is coming to Brazz

Somerset County Gazette:

2:44pm Monday 25th August 2014

A LIMITED number of tickets are now on sale to see highly recommended Scottish comedian Alan Francis headline a night of silliness at Taunton’s Brazz brasserie on Thursday, September 11.

REVIEW: GB Theatre Company | Comedy of Errors | Cothelstone Manor

Somerset County Gazette: You're forgetting the Harlequin theatre

2:40pm Monday 25th August 2014

BURSTING on to the lawns to the banging of the drum, The GB Theatre Company’s fiery farce truly lived up to Shakespeare’s title, The Comedy Of Errors.

The Voice star Sally Barker in concert at Taunton's Brewhouse

Somerset County Gazette: MOVING: Sally Barker

2:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to see Sally Barker on BBC talent show The Voice.

Charity football match and fun day in memory of James Norie

Somerset County Gazette:

4:17pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE 12th annual James Norie Memorial Charity Football Match and family fun day is being held on Sunday at the Wyvern Club from 1pm.

Former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard to talk at Somerset County Cricket Ground

Somerset County Gazette:

1:22pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

FORMER England cricketer Matthew Hoggard will give a talk on his career in the sport at Somerset County Cricket Ground this October.

INTERVIEW... with Jethro Tull guitar legend MARTIN BARRE

Somerset County Gazette: Martin Barre

12:26pm Thursday 7th August 2014

IN his 43 years as guitarist with Jethro Tull, Martin Barre’s playing has defined the sound of the band and shaped its success.

Pirate fun at Wimbleball Lake

Somerset County Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

BRIGHT-EYED buccaneers are invited to become a pirate for the day at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor on Saturday, August 16.

REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew

Somerset County Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

FEISTY, frenzied and chock-full of character, Taunton Thespians’ open air Shakespeare tour of The Taming of the Shrew cast the gutsy comedy in a glorious light.

Beer and music on the Blackdown Hills

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

THE Blackdown Hills Beer and Music Festival is being staged at Smeatharpe from Friday to Saturday, August 8-9. 

Exmoor ponies in the spotlight at Minehead exhibition

Somerset County Gazette:

2:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

EXMOOR’S rare ponies will be celebrated in a Minehead exhibition from Monday.

Organ recital at St John's Church in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A BAROQUE, classical and patriotic organ recital is being given at St John's Church, Taunton, on Friday, August 8.

Band in the Garden event in Wiveliscombe on Tuesday

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A MILITARY band will perform at ‘Band in the Garden’ at Burges Meadow, Wiveliscombe, to raise money for charity.

Fancy giving life drawing a go in Taunton?

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

LIFE drawing may be a tough discipline, but you’ll be in friendly company if you’re a newbie, says one Taunton group.

Hatch Beauchamp dog show tomorrow

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A LIVELY dog show and craft fair to celebrate the Retired Greyhound Trust’s tenth birthday is being held at Hatch Beauchamp village hall on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Cutcombe fete and dog show tomorrow

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

CUTCOMBE'S fete and dog show takes place at Wheddon Cross tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm.

OutCider Festival starts tonight

Somerset County Gazette:

3:41pm Friday 1st August 2014

OVER 30 music acts will play at the OutCider Festival in Shepton Mallet starting tonight and ending on Monday.

REVIEW: The Bratislava Hot Serenaders

Somerset County Gazette:

3:01pm Friday 1st August 2014

BEAUTIFULLY attired and pitch-perfect, the Bratislava Hot Serenaders from Slovakia left their crowd gobsmacked at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre.

Box office NOW OPEN for Wellington Theatre Company's hotly-anticipated Bedroom Farce

Somerset County Gazette:

10:42am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE box office is open for Wellington Theatre Company’s nod to the 1970s with a production of the classic Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn.

Folk-rock legend Frank Turner's coming to Yeovil!

Somerset County Gazette:

10:27am Thursday 17th July 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.

REVIEW: Eqwaliteee! is the message at Lee Nelson's Brewhouse comedy gig

Somerset County Gazette: Lee Nelson is coming to Harrow Arts Centre

9:51am Thursday 17th July 2014

A HOTHOUSE full of ‘legends’ greeted Lee Nelson at the Brewhouse on Friday for a night of comedy saturated in the message of social EQWALITEEE (innit), writes Daisy Blacklock.

EXHIBITION: Prints make an impression at Musgrove Park Hospital

Somerset County Gazette:

9:48am Thursday 17th July 2014

IMPRESSIONIST artists of a literal kind are on show at Musgrove Park Hospital’s in-house gallery.

Retired? Join the U3A's Thursday luncheon group

Somerset County Gazette: Add a touch of tomato salsa to your Ploughman's.

1:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

RETIRED individuals who like slap-up lunches are invited to join the University of the Third Age's luncheon group.

Sweet Charity by The Space Company at Tacchi-Morris

Somerset County Gazette:

5:21pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE Space Company’s “unmissable” Broadway hit, ‘Sweet Charity’, hopes to draw in the punters to its run of shows at the Tacchi-Morris next week.

Floods concert in North Curry this Saturday

Somerset County Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A CONCERT series begun by The Somerset Organists’ and Choirmasters’ Association in the aftermath of Somerset’s flooding devastation continues in North Curry on Saturday, July 5.

Feature: Jeff Banks pays visit to Clarks Village store

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

WHAT unites the following: the London 2012 Olympics, ’80s synth star Howard Jones, the Guide Association, Harrods’ couture, Clarks Village, Butlin’s Red Coats and Sir Bobby Charlton?

Cara Dillon to play at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre

Somerset County Gazette:

5:40pm Monday 30th June 2014

AN Irish folk singer who Q magazine described as possessing “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice” heads to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre on Wednesday (July 2).

Ann Widdecombe in Taunton this Friday

Somerset County Gazette: Ann Widdecombe

5:39pm Monday 30th June 2014

FEARLESS former politician, Strictly Come Dancing contestant and novelist Ann Widdecombe will give a ticketed talk in Taunton on Friday, July 4.

Summer Dance Party at the Lawns Social Club

2:04pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A 'SUMMER Dance Party' takes place at the Lawns Social Club, in Mary Street, Taunton tomorrow (June 26).

Review: Taunton Comedy Festival 2014

Somerset County Gazette: MOCK the Week's Mark Watson at Taunton Comedy Festival - photo by Clayton Jane Photography.

11:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

IT was a ‘five star’ performance at the weekend as Mark Watson and five fellow comedians had the audience in stitches at this year’s Taunton Comedy Festival.

Forget Woodstock, meet the Welliestock music festival

Somerset County Gazette: FILTA perform. PHOTO: Pink Apple Studios

9:28am Thursday 26th June 2014

JULY’S Welliestock festival has a rich mix of genres spanning reggae and rock to samba and swing for Wellington’s music magpies next month.

FEATURE - The Darlingtons

Somerset County Gazette: Dan Young, Alex Bispham, Kiran ‘Kiwi’ Roy and Chris Holmes from The Darlingtons - photo by Portia Saunders

10:44am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE County Gazette had a catch up with one of Taunton’s most promising groups, The Darlingtons, as they aim for complete music stardom.

Pete Long's Goodmen - Benny Goodman Tribute Jazz Concert review

Somerset County Gazette: Pete Long and his 'Goodmen' entertained an audience at Queen's College in Taunton

12:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

PETE Long and his ‘Goodmen’ took a jam-packed audience back in time for a memorable night of jazz at Queen’s College.

ODEON competition - Grace of Monaco

Somerset County Gazette: This week's competition is for free tickets to see Grace of Monaco

9:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

This week's competition is a pair of free tickets to see 'Grace of Monaco'.

Omar Hamdi: Comedy at the Brew review

Somerset County Gazette: Omar Hamdi was the main act for Comedy at the Brew in Taunton

12:42pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

THE Brewhouse Theatre was treated to a trio of comical masters as part of its preview act leading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Fest.

Taunton schoolboy-turned RSC actor returns for blood-curdling Tacchi-Morris show

Somerset County Gazette: SIMON Carroll-Jones was in the first year of Heathfield Community School to use the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.

12:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A FORMER Taunton schoolboy-turned RSC actor returns to his roots on Wednesday with a blood-curdling performance at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.

Art on the Block for Musgrove Park Hospital

Somerset County Gazette: ART by Richard Pomeroy.

5:08pm Friday 9th May 2014

OVER 80 creatives have reworked a plain A5 block into art for donation to a charity auction for Musgrove Park Hospital on Tuesday, May 20.

REVIEW: Taunton's Sinfonietta stuns in concert

Somerset County Gazette: Middlewich and District Concerts Society

5:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

IT was with Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik that Taunton Sinfonietta introduced its concert in Taunton's St James' Church earlier this month.

WATCHET LIVE: Interview with Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams

Somerset County Gazette: THE original and the best: Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams.

12:16pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

WITH their Eurodisco sound and daring attire, “Daddy Cool” pop group BONEY M were one of the biggest hits of the '70s.

Cinderella Awards win for St Gregory Players

Somerset County Gazette: SOMERSET Fellowship of Drama Chairman David Jenkins and Greg Phillips at the Cinderella Awards.

11:58am Wednesday 28th May 2014

PETER Pan saw dramatists from Stoke St Gregory reaping the awards as a reward for their sweat and toil in The 42nd Cinderella Awards.

Gypsy Jazz Night - Trio Manouche review

Somerset County Gazette: Trio Manouche – 3 Piece Gypsy Jazz Band with Guest Player

4:14pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

IF you thought the sight and sound of authentic Gypsy Jazz might involve a trip to a Parisian hot club or even the famous Samois-sur-Seinne festival – think again.

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