Thursday, February 1

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Richard Huish College present… its version of a show which took Broadway by storm.

There are no shortcuts to success in the business world…or are there?! We see young and ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch rise from window washer to chairman of the board in this Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning show!

Big business means big laughs in this all singing all dancing tuneful romp of a musical. Boasting an exhilarating score from Frank Loesser come and see our own J. Pierrepont Finch take on the buffoonery of big business.

This play runs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Tickets cost £11.

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

Odyssean: Topographies at Hestercombe Gallery

How is technology changing our relationship to landscape?

HESTERCOMBE Gallery host a group exhibition in which four artists reconsider the physical world through sound, sculpture, food, film and digital animation.

Taking up residence across the Orkney Isles – including a remote bothy, a lighthouse, a beachside golf course and a burial chamber – Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker developed distinctive connections with the archipelago, its human stories and extraordinary geography.

This event is at Hestercombe Gallery, 11am - 4pm Open every day.

Friday, February 2

Grammy winner in concert at Stogumber

GRAMMY winner, Amy Wadge, is one of the UK’s most prolific contemporary singer/songwriters.

Over the last decade she has worked with top names such as James Blunt, Ms Dynamite, The Shires, LeAnn Rimes and Rebecca Ferguson as well as a score of up and coming musical talent.

Her most noticeable success to date, however, comes from her long established writing partnership with Ed Sheeran which led to them winning ‘Song of the Year’ for Thinking Out Loud (and Ed also won ‘Best Performer’ for singing the track) in Los Angeles in February 2016.

It is an exceptional privilege that Amy has agreed to play in Stogumber, West Somerset!

The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, at the Village Hall (satnav TA43TG).

It will be an evening of Pop, Soul and Blues and is also a double-header because joining Amy on stage will be Luke Jackson.

If you would like to attend, please ensure you purchase your tickets as soon as possible so that you do not miss out.

They cost £12 each and are available either from the Stogumber Festival website (stogumberfestival.

com), by calling 0845 539 0168 or in person from Central Stores, Stogumber.

- 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.

Night Walk at WWT Steart Marshes Steart Drove, Stockland Bristol, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2PU.

- A unique opportunity to take a guided walk around the beautiful Steart Marshes at night.

With an expert leading the way, this is a great event where visitors can explore Britain’s biggest new coastal wetland and understand how the reserve and its wildlife come to life after dark.

WWT members £3 or £5 nonmembers.

All takes place from 7.30-9.30pm.

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Saturday, February 3

Whole School Open Morning

THE staff and students at Taunton School would be delighted to meet you at our open morning on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. You’ll have the chance to meet our Headmaster, teachers and students, take a tour and discover more about life at Taunton School.

Please contact the admissions team to register your interest in one of our events, to request further information or to book a personal visit.

Nursery 3 months to 3 years - - 01823 703302 Pre-Prep and Prep 4 years to 12 years - - 01823 703303 Senior and Sixth Form 13 years to 18 years - Registrar@ - 01823 703703 General Enquiries - enquiries@ - 01823 703703 n Star Gazing Session in Crowcombe.

An amazing stargazing session led by local astronomer Simon Ould. With access to the hightech planetarium inside the Space Odyssey Galilio Dome, visitors will explore the dark skies above them. With plenty to keep both children and adults busy it’s a great family event not to be missed.

£10 adult, £7.50 Child.

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Sunday, February 4


Karaoke evening at Taunton’s own Bierkeller! Book your table in advance and enjoy a few steins..

It all takes place at Bierkeller, 15 High Street, Taunton, Somerset, starting at 8pm.

Choral Evensong

THE Choir of Wellington School, directed by Andrew Trewella, will lead this service of Evensong, according to the Book of Common Prayer. Tea and Cakes will be served before the start of the service from 3.30pm.

It all takes place at St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton, Somerset.