Final showing of Last Orders at The Monkton Players

Somerset County Gazette: Last Orders

9:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

BE sure to head over to The Monkton Players for the final performance of Last Orders tomorrow (November 1).

REVIEW: The Rivertones at King's College

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

More comedy entertainment at Brazz in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

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

New book release features areas of Somerset in story

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

REVIEW: Only Fools and Boycie at the Brewhouse

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Take Art presents Casonova at Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Mrs Noah and The Flood at the Brewhouse Theatre

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

WRONG 'Un is coming to Monksilver

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

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

Pacific Curls are to perform in Curry Mallet and Langford Budville

Somerset County Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

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

REVIEW: Fury

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Taunton Thespians presents Murder On The Nile

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir with the Farey family

Somerset County Gazette: 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.

REVIEW: Dame Emma Kirby at Taunton's Quartz Festival

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

Round-robin music feast with the Friends

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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’.

Somerset biography released

6:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

Rock 'n roll at the Royal Oak

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

Laughter all the way from the valleys

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

The Rivertones head to Taunton

12:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

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

Cafe plays host to stomping ground

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MIKE Denham and the Sunset Cafe Stompers are performing at a Hatch Beauchamp Jazz Club event in the village hall at 7.30pm on Saturday.

Chance to meet prolific author in Taunton

Somerset County Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRENDON Books is giving County Gazette readers the opportunity to meet prolific author and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Final call for Somerset Arts Weeks

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ART lovers are being encouraged to embrace the final week of the Somerset Arts Weeks as there are still lots of events in which to take part.






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