Thursday, October 26

- The English Concert and Lucy Crowe One of the leading lyric sopranos on stage today, Crowe’s speciality for baroque and classical opera is the ideal pairing for the virtuosic writing in this all-Mozart programme. From his first opera seria, Mitridate, to ‘Et incarnatus est’ from the Great Mass in C minor, a sense of the dramatic is never far from Mozart’s mind.

The orchestra’s indomitable leader, Nadja Zwiener, follows in the same spirit with Mozart’s final violin concerto, a work ripe with drama, exchanging reflective and introverted characters at one moment with overwhelming joy the next. None more so than in the finale with its raucous and playful ‘Turkish’ elements that give the concerto its name.

The English Concert Harry Bicket director Lucy Crowe soprano Nadja Zwiener violin Tickets cost £14 -£22.

Buy them online at or call the box office on 01823 283244.

Friday, October 27

- Stargazing Evening Join the experts from the Somerset Levels Stargazers for an introduction to astronomy.

Everyone will meet in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe at 7pm and then head outside to explore the night sky and locate the stars using telescopes and binoculars (bring your own if you have them).

Adults: £6 Children: £3 or call Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

The stargazing evening will be held at Hestercombe Gardens, Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton.

- Wind River (Film) Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of a woman on an American Indian reservation in Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals more, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate and teams up with Lambert to find answers. But it not long before the duo find out that their own lives are now in danger.

Directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.

Tickets for this cinema event at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton cost £6-£8.

These can be bought online at or call the box office on 01823 283244.

Saturday, October 28

- Halloween at Ring Of Bells Inn Fancy Dress,Drinking Games, Halloween Cocktails and FREE Munchies All the fun takes place at Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset.

- T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Tickets for the show at The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton cost £21.

These can be bought online at or call the box office on 01823 283244.

Sunday, October 29

- Art Exhibition Kingston St Mary

This long established annual event exhibits and sells works by local and amateur artists. Free entry, exhibits and cards for sale. Tea and coffee available.

The open times for the exhibition on Sunday are 10am -2pm.

The exhibition will be held at Village Hall, Church Lane, Kingston St Mary, Taunton.

- Inside the Apothecary’s Cupboard

Will be hosting a collection of 18th & 19th century pharmaceutical items in the Dining Room in Hestercombe House. They have pestles & mortars, a domestic opium kit, vintage weighing scales, apothecary manuals and rows and rows of old chemist bottles and jars.

Margaret Bampfylde, resident of Hestercombe in the early 1700s when medicines were still very basic, left behind a handwritten collection of remedies for common ailments. In 2014, we published her manuscript in a book entitled “Recipes and Remedies” which is available to buy from the Hestercombe shop.

The exhibition will be open every day 11am – 4pm at Hestercombe Gardens, Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton.

- Halloween at Monkton Elm Pumkin Carving £3.99 Pumpkin Trail £1 10 am - 1pm 2pm - 4 pm All the fun happens at Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton.

Monday, October 30

- Bolder Dance Company The dance company will be at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre until November 27. The event is aimed at 50+ years and take place from 4pm - 6pm.Costs £4 per session