Hallowe'en party for Cots for Tots appeal

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GROUP of mums in Burnham are holding a Halloween party in order to raise money for the Cots for Tots appeal.

Competition for scriptwriters in Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ARE you a budding scriptwriter? Then this is an opportunity for you.

Hallowe'en events at The Walled Gardens

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Walled Gardens of Cannington in Bridgwater are hosting two days of spooky activities in time for Hallowe’en.

Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society put on Hairspray

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

IT’S all happening over at the Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society after they announced their workshop and audition dates for next April’s production of Hairspray.

A night of Passion

10:30pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SPECIAL stage performance will be held this October at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton to mark the centenary of the First World War.

REVIEW: Mary Eade

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARY Eade, already much loved by Taunton audiences for many fine performances, generated great enthusiasm with a barnstorming account of the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens – a virtuoso showpiece of fiendish technical difficulty as well as great beauty and excitement.

The Rivertones head to Taunton

10:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Rivertones Chorus present The Rivertones Variety Show this October at King’s College Theatre, Taunton.

Cafe plays host to stomping ground

11:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MIKE Denham and the Sunset Cafe Stompers are performing at a Hatch Beauchamp Jazz Club event in the village hall at 7.30pm on Saturday.

Chance to meet prolific author in Taunton

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRENDON Books is giving County Gazette readers the opportunity to meet prolific author and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Final call for Somerset Arts Weeks

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ART lovers are being encouraged to embrace the final week of the Somerset Arts Weeks as there are still lots of events in which to take part.

Family fun getaway

11:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BEAUTIFUL modern holiday lodge is waiting for your arrival in the Burnham area courtesy of Jonswood Holiday Lodge.

Top line-up at Burnham & Drink Festival

10:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE KDS Fresh Ideas Stage at this year’s Burnham Food & Drink Festival once again promises to bring a top line-up of demo chefs to the town.

Red hot stand-up

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AFTER the huge success of his sell out 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut, comedian Seann Walsh is back touring the UK with his brand new show – ‘28’.

Preparing for birth

10:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MUMS-TO-BE are welcome to join a birth preparation class in Highbridge.

Lords of the ring

10:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE wrestlers are back in action as LDN Wrestling returns to the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham this month.

Six machine in Burnham

Bridgwater Mercury: Six Machine. PHOTO: Magic Candle Photography.

10:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

COVER group Six Machine will be performing at The Waterfront, Burnham, on Saturday, October 4.

'60s extravaganza

10:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE ultimate ’60s music extravaganza is coming to Weston-Super-Mare on its 50th anniversary tour.

Ukulele workshop

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HAS the Folk Fest inspired you to start playing your own musical instrument? Then join experienced ukulele teacher Paul Clews at the Princess Theatre.

Quality quartet

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TICKETS are still available for the Ralph Allin Quartet at Cossington village hall on Saturday, October 11.

Moon bear walk

5:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WALK on the Quantock Hills is a great way to spend your day, and next month hikers will be doing just that to raise funds for charity.

A capella night

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HOME-START Bridgwater Area will be working in partnership with Victoria Park Community Centre to host an entertaining night of a capella.

Champions of the two Ronnies

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRIDGWATER music fans are in for a treat as Danny & The Champions of the World, above, come to town this October as part of their ever-popular UK tour.

We're slammin!

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

INTERNATIONAL wrestling returns to Bridgwater this October with plenty of title deciding matches and enough fun and excitement to keep the family entertained.

Music in the mud

4:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THINGS are going to get muddy at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton this October . . . but don’t worry, you’ll be clean throughout the show.

Yes, it's a tattoo...but is it art?

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TATTOOS are being recognised as pieces of artwork in Bridgwater in a special October exhibition . . . and you’re invited to go along and flaunt your designs.

Watercolour workshops

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ASPIRING artists are welcome to join the weekly watercolour workshop classes being led by Jane Wright at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

Classic cabaret

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WONDERFUL night of cabaret is coming to Bridgwater Arts Centre on October 11 and audiences will be happy to know it has received positive reviews so far.

Billy Elliot from stage to screen

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to a cinema screen near you with a broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre.

The Great Cranes at the Avalon Marshes Centre

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Great Cranes of the Somerset Levels, captured in the crafts of local artists and craftspeople, will be among the displays and demonstrations of arts and crafts at the Avalon Marshes Centre near Westhay.

Pat's mini masterpiece

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A BRIDGWATER artist has scooped an award for her masterpiece at this year’s Bridgwater Arts Centre Summer Exhibition.

REVIEW: Boogie Nights

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BOOGIE Nights was the latest cabaret night presented by Marketeers Carnival Club at Chilton Trinity College on Saturday September 13.

Popular art course heads to Cannington

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A POPULAR art course will be returning to The Walled Gardens of Cannington on Saturday (September 27)

A quality quartet

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

COMBINE the musical styles of NigelKennedy, Stephane Grappelli and Victor Borge and you get the sublime Ralph Allin Quartet – an act heading to Cossington Village Hall on Saturday, October 11.

Specialist day with an orchid expert

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN expert on orchids will be giving Somerset gardeners some advice on exotic plants at Monkton Elm Garden and Pet Centre next month.

Taste of the stage

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE J H Variety Performers invite you to join them in the upstairs function room of the Mansion House, Bridgwater, on September 21 at 2pm.

Furniture course in Bridgwater

11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF you are interested in studying a course in furniture making, head along to a taster day at Bridgwater College on September 13 from 10am to 1.30pm.

Tantric traditions of Tibet

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DISCOVER the mysteries of a Buddhist Monastery as eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance to Bridgwater Arts Centre on September 11.

Bare Bones bare all with free gig

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRIDGWATER venues looking for live bands to perform for future events can get a taste of an acoustic trio for free this month.

Map-maker turns to art in Strode Theatre exhibition

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A FREE exhibition of work created by a woman trained in the art of drawing maps opens at Strode’s Theatre in Street on Tuesday.

Packed programme for East Huntspill's Harvest Home

Bridgwater Mercury: RUDE Awakening.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GENEROUS spread of seasonal food will be laid out for East Huntspill’s Harvest Home on Saturday, September 6.

Only Fools and Horses star to share stories at Burnham Princess

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the faces of wheeler-deeler BBC sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, comes to Burnham’s Princess Theatre this autumn to regale his audience with anecdotes.

Ladies night at The Squib, Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Neil Angilley Trio

12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO male strippers will be the star attraction at a forthcoming ladies night at The Squib in Bridgwater on Saturday September 6.

Wedding fair to "spread joy" for couples facing terminal illness

Bridgwater Mercury: Naomi with her award.

12:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEDDING fair helping couples living with terminal illness celebrate their big day is being held in Bridgwater on Sunday, September 21.

THIS WEEKEND: Folk Fest hits Burnham

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TOTAL of 90 acts will strum up a storm at Burnham’s ninth Folkfest this weekend, in the finalised programme of musical merriment and performance from organisers.

Comedian Lee Hurst postpones Brewhouse date

Bridgwater Mercury: Lee Hurst

10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Hurst, above, has been forced to postpone his forthcoming appearance at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre because he is undergoing heart surgery for a second time.

The Voice star Sally Barker in concert at Taunton's Brewhouse

Bridgwater Mercury: MOVING: Sally Barker

2:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to see Sally Barker on BBC talent show The Voice.

Punk-pop heroes The Splash secure main stage slot at Canadian festival

Bridgwater Mercury: The Splash win UK competition and are en route to Canada!

1:26pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ONE of Bridgwater’s punk-pop legends are to play a Canadian festival after winning the UK final of the global Planetrox music competition.

A 'Frozen' tea party for charity at Bridgwater Arts Centre

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TEA party inspired by Disney’s Frozen movie is raising money for Cancer Research UK on Saturday, August 30 at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

REPORT: Cabaret to help Harry goes down a storm at Bridgwater Town Hall

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:18pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TWO vibrant cabaret concerts sang up over £6,000 in the name of getting one Bridgwater performer a big step closer to his drama school dreams.

British Film Institute calls young cinema fans to sign-up for academy

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG and love film?

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