Thursday, January 11

Taunton’s Farmers’ Market

THE Vale is a genuine Farmer and Producers co-operative which has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 1999. We are fully certified by FARMA – the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association, so you can be confident you are really buying local produce.

It all takes place in Taunton High Street, every Thursday from 9am until 3pm, year round.

Friday, January 12

- Trish Morrissey: a certain slant of light at Hestercombe Gallery BASED at Hestercombe Gallery, 11am - 4pm. It runs until February 25.

Open every day Photographer Trish Morrissey brings two brand new bodies of work to the Hestercombe Gallery, inspired by the last female occupants of Hestercombe House, Miss Warre (1790-1872) and Mrs Portman (1854-1951) who both independently ran the Hestercombe estate.

Morrissey has created the work, that includes stills and film, through a residency at Hestercombe – immersing herself in the individual’s lives through archive material such as photographs, drawings, and letters.

Sunday, January 13

- Wayfarers - Aladdin THE Award Winning Wayfarers Pantomime Society return to the Brewhouse with a classic panto for 2018, Aladdin.

The show is bursting with laughter, song and dance. The panto-famous Widow Twankey leads the laughs and is less than ably assisted by her son, Wishee Washee.

Not to be outdone in the laughter stakes are local policemen Yu-Dun- Wong and Hu-Dun-Pong.

As the story unfolds, will Aladdin get the better of the evil Abanazar?

Will he get the hand of the beautiful Princess Mandarin? Or will her father, the Emperor, have something to say about this?

Looking after good and Aladdin is the Spirit of the Ring, while the Genie of the Lamp is all powerful and so cool with it.

There are plenty of songs and high energy dance routines, interspersed with copious amounts of humour.

Combine this with a love story, great characters and a wish or three, then you’ll believe magic carpets really do fly.

The show ends today.

Tickets £11.

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

Sunday, January 14

- A Woodlands Secret Garden Wedding Showcase

THE Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa It all happens from noon-4pm.

Free Entry and Everybody Welcome A wedding open day with a difference… Venue to be set for a Woodland Secret Garden wedding theme Peruse a full ceremony and wedding breakfast set up.

Meet a wide range of Somerset’s best exhibitors and suppliers Explore the stunning Mount Somerset Hotel venue and gorgeous grounds.

Talk to dedicated expert wedding professionals Complimentary welcome drink on arrival. Lots of inspiration and ideas for your wedding theme Have-a-go archery on the lawn.

Fully licenced bar and complimentary canapes Free goodie bag for brides Free Elan spa taster treatments On the day discounts Get ready to be inspired….

The event takes place at The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset.

Monday, January 15

- Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz at The Museum of Somerset VIBRANT paintings of places and people by the Austrian artist who made his home in London and West Somerset Runs from 21 October 2017 to 3 March 2018 Free entry at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton.

New Yoga Classes for beginners Daytime yoga class Mondays starts January15 at 1.30pm Evening yoga class Thursdays Starts January 25 at 7.30pm It all takes place at New Yoga Classes for beginners, North Petherton Community Village Hall, North Petherton Somerset, TA6 6QA.

Wednesday, January 17

Wellington Wassail

JOIN in blessing the Apple Trees.

Bring pots & pans, drums whistles, bells to participate in scaring off the “Maulscrawl” spirits.

It all takes place at The Dolphin, Waterloo Road, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8JQ.

The event will be held from 7.30pm top 9.30pm.

Thursday, January 18

- Sheppy’s Wassail 2018

THE traditional way to ensure a good harvest!

The ingredients are noise, fire, guns, hot cider and lots of people to sing the Wassail chant and drive away evil spirits. So come and join in...

Dress for a mid-Winter orchard and be prepared to dance, sing and make lots of noise!

- Winter warming food on sale n Cider bar n Featuring Taunton Deane Morris n Folk music provided by Fresh Aire n Ticket sales supporting St.

Margaret’s Somerset Hospice £5 admission (tickets limited) Book your ticket now by emailing

The event takes place from 7pm to 10pm.

- Chair Based Pilates at 1pm for 4 weeks and then Tuesday, January 9 at 1pm and Thursday, January 11 then weekly thereafter.

WHY not call or text our team of Instructors to see how we can help you build strength and gain confidence in either of our specialist classes.

Call on 07854 456793 for more information on how we can help you increase mobility, flexibility and Core Strength so you are able to gain more confidence in your movements and ultimately lead to an increased independent and active lifestyle.

For further information contact The Studio at Bank House, Magdalene Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SG or call 07854 456793.

- Course Adobe Lightroom Beginners AWARD-winning photographer and Engine Room technical manager Alistair Campbell guides you through this essential piece of software for digital photographers.

Learn how to organise, process and manage your images.

Takes place at Somerset Film which is based at The Engine Room, 50-52 High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL.

Cost Standard £40 and Concession £25.

Further details at