Thursday, December 7

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.

Ruishton Primary School PTA Christmas Fayre

JOIN the PTA for its biggest Christmas Fayre yet.

It all starts from 5.30pm. With over 40 gift/craft stalls, this will be an excellent way to either start or finish your Christmas shopping, all whilst supporting this worthwhile charity.

All money raised goes directly to Ruishton School PTA which is at Woodlands Castle, Ruishton, Taunton.

Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Shop

THIS is the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation.

Buying your charity Christmas cards from us means you can choose from a wide range of designs and support more than one charity this Christmas. Choose designs from over 30 charities.

In the past five years, charities have received more than £20 million from Cards for Good Causes - representing at least 70p in every pound out of which charities had to pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT.

The shop is at Taunton Visitor Centre, Market House, Fore Street in Taunton until December 23.

Candlelight Tours

Have you ever wondered what a candlelight tour of St Mary’s St Mary Magdalene Church Church Square, Taunton, would be like?

Following the success of last year’s tour we shall again lead a party around the church, bringing its history to life.

We will finish with mince pies in the coffee shop. Why not come along to learn more about our beautiful building and bring a friend too.

Free admission - Donations welcome

All the Trimmings

THE Trull Players present - All the Trimmings - Music, Comedy and Christmas.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 07808820674.

This festive fun takes place at Trull Village Memorial Hall, 21 Church Road, Trull, Taunton.

Saturday, December 9

Christmas Handmade Market

THIS Xmas market will include a festive tea room, homemade cakes, Hot dogs and a raffle It takes place from 10am to 3.30pm at Langford Budville Jubilee Hall, Ritherdons Lane, Langford Budville, Somerset, TA21 0RL.

Admission £1. Children free

Christmas Makeup Masterclass

A Christmas makeup masterclass for that perfect Christmas look!

Goody bags for all ticket holders, and a makeup goody bag prize worth over £200 for one special winner.

It all takes place from 7pm to 11pm at Trull Church Community Centre, Church Road, Trull, Somerset.

Cost £30 per ticket.

Further details at

Sunday, December 10

Somerset County Orchestra - Orchestral Concert n SOMERSET County Orchestra presents an Orchestral Concert with works by Haydn (Symphony No.6), Bartok (Romanian Dances), Schubert (Symphony No.6), and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Trad.Arr Keedes).

Tickets can be purchased at the Taunton Visitor Centre, Queen’s College Box Office, on the door and via the SCO website at Tickets cost Adults £12 and Under 18’s free

Sound of the Sirens

EXETER-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album, For All Our Sins, a beguiling acoustic pop collection replete with lyrical sensibility.

The girls appeared on ITV’s Weekend show with Aled Jones and have enjoyed radio play of their first single “Smokescreen” on BBC Radio 2.

They will be bringing their unique style of music to the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater at 8pm on Sunday, December 10.

Their live shows, which combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.

This is true whether Sound of the Sirens are playing the intimate environs of Exeter Cathedral, before tens of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival or supporting Rick Astley on his UK arena tour.

Tickets cost £10. These can be bought online at or by calling the box office on 01278 556677.

Monday, December 11

Taunton Christmas Market

TAUNTON Christmas Market will be in the High street until January 7 There will be hot food stalls, craft stalls and fabulous gift ideas.

Tuesday, December 12

ROH Delayed LIVE: The Nutcracker EVENT CINEMA (LIVE). The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favorite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

Tickets from £19 and concessions from £11.

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

Wednesday, November 13

NT LIVE: Young Marx EVENT CINEMA (Encore): Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

Tickets from £19 and concessions from £11.

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

Friday, December 15

A Night of Christmas Glamour at The Cleve Hotel & Spa at Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset This takes place on December15, 22 & 23. Tickets £17.50pp Details online at christmascava.html