Friday, February 9

- 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.

- Comedy night fundraiser

COMEDY night to raise funds for expedition to Madagascar to complete community work in the local children’s home The opening act is David Arnold, middle acts, Matt Bratt and Joseph Emslie and headliner Big Lou.

It all takes place at 134 Burrough way, Wellington, from 6.30pm to 10pm.

Tickets £10 if bought in advance from Odettes tea room, Wellington.

£12 on the door.

- Snowdrops THE three acre garden at Higher Yarde Farm Acre offers stream and ponds and an amazing display of Snowdrops, Helebores and Winter Aconites.

Where can you see the flowers at Higher Yarde Farm, Staplegrove, Taunton TA2 6SW (ST206277).

Contact Simon Briggs, Tel: 01823 270529 or email: simon.briggs@ Cost £5 Saturday, February 10 Hurdy-Gurdy & Bagpipe Gig n AN evening of music (and dancing) from the tutors of our our 2018 Hurdy Gurdy & Bagpipe Weekend: Hurdy-Gurdy: Matthias Loibner (Austria), Cecile Delrue-Birot (France), Joel Turk (UK) Bagpipe: Julien Cartonnet (France), Callum Armstrong (UK) This event takes place at Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, nr Crowcombe, Taunton, Somerset.

Tickets £10 full time students £4. Buy online at or call 01984 618274.

Sunday, February 11

- SOMERSET Chamber Choir Concert - Unsung Heroes Concert - Unsung Heroes – Neglected masterpieces of choral music Rheinberger’s beautiful Mass for double choir, with organ interpolations by Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger and Bruckner, followed by Kodály’s haunting yet thrilling Missa Brevis”

Join Somerset Chamber Choir in the delightful venue of King’s College Chapel for our annual winter concert, and the first given under the baton of its’ new Musical Director, Richard Laing.

Tickets available from Taunton Visitor Centre, Market House Adults £18, £15, £11 – Students halfprice.

Concert starts at 3pm.

It all takes place at King’s College Chapel, South Road, Taunton, Somerset.

- Russian Gala Concert

Sergei Kosov – Balalaika, Iryna Ilaytska – Mezzo Soprano, Yulia Nortbridge – Violin, Ekaterina Shetliffe – Piano.

The performers of this concert are all graduates of leading Russian music colleges who have won prizes and awards for their performances and commitment to music.

They have been entertaining audiences in The Midlands and Devon for several years but it will be the first time they have performed together in Taunton.

Sergei Kosov, the balalaika player will be travelling from Russia especially for the group’s February tour.

The concert will help raise funds for the roof repairs at St John’s Church, which have recently been finished but the payment has yet to be completed.

Tea and cakes will be available after the concert. Tickets available from Taunton Visitor Centre, Market House £9, children under 16 accompanied by an adult will have free admittance.

Monday, February 12

- February Half Term At the Museum of Somerset THERE’S plenty on offer for families at The Museum of Somerset during February half term including the popular Castle Day.

For more information visit or call 01823 255088.