Thursday, February 14

SPACE Fest 2019: Big Smoke

A contemporary dance show, choreographed to explore and showcase all things London. Taking in a big red bus tour, the vibrant samba beats of Notting Hill Carnival, the West End’s finest musicals, Fashion Week, Covent Garden, the buzz of the 2012 Olympics and the panic sparked by the riots’ hold on the capital. It’s a whistle-stop tour of cultures, events and dance styles that you’ll want to be a part of.

See it at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton at 7pm

Tickets Standard £10 | Concession £9 | Student £7. Buy online at or call 01823 414141.

Hancock’s Half Hour

FROM the producers of the critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before.

Written by young up-and-comers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who later went on to create Steptoe and Son, Hancock’s Half Hour redefined radio comedy and has had people laughing non-stop for the past 65 years.

So come and take a trip to 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam to join ‘the lad himself’ and his motley crew for three classic episodes of this hilarious show at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton at 7.30pm

Tickets £17. Buy online at or call 01823 283244.

Saturday, February 16

Quantock Orienteers JOG event

A low-key orienteering event for families and competitive orienteers.

Takes place at Henlade Hill, Woodland area, Wellington, from 2pm-3pm. £1 per person to enter.

Sunday, February 17

Rachmaninov All-night Vigil (Vespers)

Arguably the greatest choral music ever written by a Russian and one of the finest choral works in the entire repertoire, Sergei Rachmaninov’s All-night Vigil (Vespers) is a tour-de-force of stunning virtuosity and extreme pathos. Featuring 15 exquisite sections corresponding to the sequence of

the Russian Orthodox liturgy, the All-night Vigil divides the choir into 11 different vocal parts and features some of the lowest bass parts ever written.

This candlelit performance of Rachmaninov’s setting of the Russian Orthodox all-night liturgical sequence of Vespers, Matins and First Hour will be an immensely atmospheric occasion enhanced with iconography and coloured lighting projected onto the stark white walls of the chapel.

See it at King’s College Chapel, South Road, Taunton at 4pm.

Tickets: £18/£15/£1. On sale at the Taunton Visitor Centre.

Somerset Walking Club - Around South Taunton

A mystery walk from Taunton.

Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at Castle Street CP (GR.225245). 11 miles, undulating.

Walk starts at 10am

Meet at Castle Street Car Park, 1 Castle Street, Taunton

Monday, February 18

Wellsprings February Half-Term Holiday Camps

WELLSPRINGS Holiday Camps are open for children aged 5-12 years old (children can attend from the September after their 5th birthday)

Times are: 08:30 to 17:30 Price: £20 Full Day or £14 Half Day (08:30 to 13:00 or 13:00 to 17:30)

All the fun takes place at Wellsprings Leisure Centre,Cheddon Road, Taunton

Tuesday, February 19

Guys ‘n’ Dolls

FROM Broadway and the West End to North Curry, Argyle Productions present Guys n Dolls.

See the show at North Curry Village Hall, Greenway, North Curry.

Tickets £9 adults and are available from Greg Phillips – 01458 741433.

The show runs from February 19-23 with matinee and evening performances on the Saturday.