IN a matter of weeks Wiveliscombe and the surrounding villages will celebrate with creativity and performance as the 10 Parishes Festival returns in early September.

The printed guide that features all participants is now available locally and once again features the talent of Bathealton artist, Aga Karmolinska.

The surrealist style of the guide continues and this year’s cover highlights a major theme of the festival, the B3227 road that stretches from west of Taunton through many local parishes.

In addition to the wide range of artist exhibitions, there are a number of performances that are already on sale.

Taunton Thespians return with a sample of Shakespearean pieces, presented in a rehearsed reading at Cotleigh Brewery on the first day of the festival, Saturday, September 9 and repeated at St Luke’s Church in Langley Marsh on Sunday, September 17, the final day.

The remote and picturesque St Michael’s Church in Raddington features again with the Clayhanger String Quartet and soprano Alison Routh performing by candlelight on Saturday, September,16.

For more information about the festivals events and to book tickets for any of the range of concerts or exhibitions go online and visit