Thursday, October 19 

Cinema Obscura Presents - The Other Side of Hope cert 12 A super slick drama-comedy that sees a poker playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriend of a newly arrived group of refugees. Sardonic and beautiful film from critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Aki Kaurismäki uplifting, quirky and funny reminder of what kindness and courage means in real life The film will be shown at 7pm at Wiveliscombe Primary School, North Street, Wiveliscombe, Somerset.

Prices: Subscriptions (full 8 months films) 2017/18 Season Membership: £25 or guest membership entry for £5 per film.

Friday, October 20

Ladies Pamper Evening - Ladies Pamper Evening in aid of Nynehead Under 5’s Preschool.

Come along and enjoy a mini treatment, boutique shopping and a glass of wine with friends.

Tickets £3.50 or £8.50 (including a mini treatment bookable in advance) Available for Nynehead Preschool.

The event takes place at Nynehead Village Hall, Nynehead, Wellington from 7pm - 11pm.

Saturday, October 21

Taunton Carnival 2017 Annual Illuminated Carnival Procession.

The Taunton Carnival route is over 1.5 miles long and features stunning illuminated floats and walking entries with lights, glitz and glam.

The carnival starts at 7pm.

- Somerset County Orchestra

Orchestral Concert Shostakovitch’s fifth symphony is steeped in an atmosphere of mourning reportedly causing people to weep during its first performance. Described as “deep, meaningful, gripping music” it became an unprecendented triumph.

Well known for his musical motifs Shostakovitch is said to have incorporated a motif from Carmen as a reference to a woman he was infatuated with who spurned him and moved to Spain with a man called Roman Carmen.

Ultimately Shostakovitch appears to have pleased the party and its officials with this symphony even though his audience heard it as an expression of the suffering they had been subjected to under Stalin.

Beethoven – Coriolan Overture Hummel – – Trumpet Concerto in Eb major Shostakovich – Symphony No 5 Conductor – David Hedges Soloist – Stuart Paul Concert 7.30pm Pre concert talk commences at 6.45pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets available from Taunton Visitor Centre, Market House.

£12, U18’s: FREE

The Girl and the Giraffe

Half Moon Presents The Girl and the Giraffe at the Tacchi-Morris Theatre in Taunton.

Performances at 11am & 2pm Tickets cost £9 / £7 Under 16’s / £26 Family of Four They are available from Taunton Visitor Centre. Call 01823 340470.

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence … Giraffe! As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn’t very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel a bit better.

Girl soon realises that Giraffe is sad.

Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can’t always see. Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child’s perspective. Recommended 3-7 year olds.

Sunday, October 22

Model Railway Show (Rail Ex Taunton)

Very friendly model railway show which includes approximately 30 high quality model railways in a range of scales. Layouts range in size from the compact 6ft to the highly impressive 50ft long.

The impressive range of layouts is supported by trade stands and railway associations/societies.

Ample free parking (blue badge spaces).

Fully accessible level venue.

Fantastic catering in the historic main school restaurant, including Sunday roast.

First aid cover.

Rail Ex Taunton has something for the whole family. Brio hands on layout for children and age related trails/quizzes to help keep all the family occupied.

Get updates and developments through, Website: index Twitter: @RailEx25 RAILEXTAUNTON Tickets cost Adult £7; Senior £6 and Child (5-16) £3 with Child (Under 5) Free Family ticket (2+2) £15 This event is on Saturday (yesterday) from 10am to 5pm and today, 10am to 4pm.

- Halloween Spooky Tree Trail

Halloween Spooky Tree Trail Free entry and no booking required.

Come along if you dare!

The event will be held at Nynehead Court Gardens, Nynehead, Wellington.

This spooky trail is on from 11am- 4pm from October 21 - October 27.

- Holiday Inn Taunton Wedding Exhibition

Wedding Exhibition at a large generic venue in Somerset.

With up to 50 local wedding suppliers.

Opening times 11am - 3pm £2 admission or for your FREE admission voucher email: tammy@ ... Collect your FREE Wedding Daze directory.

For information on exhibiting call Tammy on 01202 741650