Thursday, April 19

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.

Clare Teal: Swing No End

Clare Teal and her TRIO present 'Swing's The Thing'. A celebration of popular music from the golden age of song – upbeat and uplifting to the extreme.

Tickets can be bought online at or by calling box office on 01823 283244 or at Taunton Visitor Centre.

Friday, April 20

Spring Bazaar

The Priorswood Community Centre's Spring Bazaar is an annual event with stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, cakes and refreshments. With a raffle and name the bunny to be drawn on the day.

Free Entry at the event which runs from 10am-4pm All takes place at Priorswood Community Centre, 13-14 Priorswood Place, Eastwick Road, Taunton.

Seated Pilates

THEY specialise in helping people to increase mobility, flexibility and core strength enabling each person to gain more confidence their movement, ultimately leading to an increased independent and active lifestyle.

Please call 07854 456793 for a timetable or visit for more information.

All takes place at The Studio at Bank House, Magdalene Street, Taunton.

Saturday, April 21

Spring Fair Fundraiser

Join in for one of our annual fundraising events.

All money raised will go towards the Resident Activity Fund.

There will be a variety of stalls including a cake & refreshment stall, bric-a-brac stall, tombola, raffle, as well as fun games for everyone. Refreshments include cream teas as well as hot and cold drinks. You will be entertained by the lovely Rebecca Haselhurst.

All takes place at Gotton Manor Care Home, Taunton, from 2pm-4pm.


A NEW family exhibition Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories will be open at the Museum of Somerset from March 17 to July 7.

Visitors can discover the life and works of one of Britain's best loved storytellers and the author of the inspirational hit of stage and screen War Horse.

The exhibition comes to the museum from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, which is custodian of the Michael Morpurgo archive. Michael is one of Britain’s greatest living authors for children. In the 2018 New Year Honours list he was awarded a knighthood for his services to literature and charity.

His work spans 40 years and a career that has seen the publication of over 150 books for children, traversing wide-ranging topics that explore historical events, natural history and the environment, adventure and family life.

Visitor Services Manager Susie Simmons said: “Michael’s writing touches the hearts and minds of readers young and older.

This playful exhibition is perfect for families to explore together to discover more about one of the most influential storytellers of our time.”

On display will be draft manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and correspondence that chronicle Michael’s creative process and writing career. Items include handwritten versions of War Horse showing how the story evolved from first draft to publication of the book, adaptation for the National Theatre and Steven Spielberg film script.

Props from stage and film include a goose puppet, on loan from the National Theatre, a maquette of the Joey puppet and a First World War painting by war artist F.W. Reed that inspired War Horse.

ENJOY a day out with the West Somerset Railway and Hestercombe.

Board the steam train at Minehead, enjoy a scenic ride through rolling countryside, alight at Bishops Lydeard Station, then travel to Hestercombe in style on a vintage bus. Spend the day exploring the gardens then hop back onto the train for your return journey.

Your ticket includes travel on the steam train from Minehead, the vintage bus to Hestercombe and entry to the gardens and house.

For the timetable and to book tickets contact or visit Taunton Visitor Centre or the West Somerset Railway website.

Every Wednesday and Saturday, April to October. Excludes 29th April, 10th June, 2nd & 9th September and 7th October.

Takes place at Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton.

Sunday, April 22

West Country Clock & Watch Fairs The West Country Watch & Clock fairs will be holding their next event at The Holiday Inn Taunton just off junction 25 of the M5. Admission: £3 Entrance from 9am (Stallholders from 7am) Last admission 2.15pm Fair closes 2:30pm.Takes place at Holiday Inn Taunton M5 Jct 25, Deane Gate Ave, Taunton

Exeter Toy & Train Collectors Fair at Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. EX5 1DJ

The car is an original Delorean DMC-12, manual transmission with Grey Interior and identical specification to the screen used car.

The build is based on the Time Machine from the first Back To The Future film - Doc's original Design before he went to the future. This version has the Plutonium Reactor Core, and the 'Lightning Box' which enabled Marty to return to 1985 from 1955 using the bolt of Lightning which struck the Clock Tower.

The 'Time Machine' conversion was completed over a 3 year build, using decades of research, plans, photographs and literature from the original screen used 'A' Car which then resided at Universal Studios, Hollywood. (Now restored on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum).

From the fully functional/programmable Time Circuits and Plutonium gauges, to screen accurate detailing and 'Flux-ing' Flux Capacitor, no expense has been spared to recreate this incredible car inside and out.

Parts and props have been gathered from all over the world, sourcing original pieces from the same manufacturers and salvaged parts that were used to build the screen used Time Machine in the early 1980's. Every detail has been studied, researched and recreated right down to the last cable clip and screw head. Has to be seen to be believed!

As well as 200 + stalls selling every imaginable toys and trains, we have the Back to the Future Delorean (BTTF) making an appearance at this event.

Monday, April 23

Brewhouse Community Choir

- Summer 2018 Join the Brewhouse Community Choir. Everyone is welcome – all ages and no experience is needed.

This is a warm and friendly group for everyone who loves to sing. The group will be A cappella– so why not join us to experience the wonderful sound of unaccompanied harmony singing. The group will be singing a wide variety of musical genres including classical, traditional folk, musical theatre, jazz, pop and gospel.

No need to read music and no auditions.

The choir will be led by Joanna Hadden who is an experienced musician and teacher. Outside of performing herself, she teaches singing, flute, piccolo, recorder, piano and beginner clarinet. She is an experienced Musical Director of adult and children's choirs across the South East and South West UK and is looking forward to creating a new Community Choir at The Brewhouse.

Suitable for ages 18 and above. Takes place from 10.15am-10.45am at The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

Tuesday, April 24

Dark River CINEMA: Following the death of her father, Alice returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Stars: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean.

Suitable for ages 15 and above.

Film will be shown at The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton at 7.30pm.

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

Wednesday, April 25


SLEUTH is an up-close dance theatre mystery show unlike any other. You must guide a tough, hard-boiled detective through the shady streets, seeking out answers.

Every choice he faces is yours to make, and whatever you decide will change the way the story is told.

It's a show packed with dynamic movement and storytelling, high stakes and tricky characters, where you, the audience, are truly in control.

Suitable for ages 10 and above.

All takes place at Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton at 7.30pm.

Tickets Student £5.50 Full Price £11.

These can be bought online at or by calling the box office on 01823283244