Events

The poetry of Edward Thomas

30th March 2017

A Musical Celebration On 9 April 1917, the poet and prose writer Edward Thomas died in action at the battle of Arras. He left behind 144 poems written in the last three years of his life, which have made him one of the most loved and influential of 20th-century English poets. Thomas was a prolific writer, walking … Continue reading The poetry of Edward Thomas

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Bruton Fundraiser

26th March 2017

An evening of local food, drink and talent with a fabulous auction hosted by Kevin McCloud and Viv Groskop ending with a special performance by one of the hottest bands, R E E F, to raise money for the Jubilee Park Development. The first phase will provide a Multi-Use Games Area, (MUGA) providing secure pitches … Continue reading Bruton Fundraiser

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Spring pop up shop

25th March 2017

FASHION JEWELLERY HOME GIFTS featuring over 20 different stores The Somerset Collective are back hosting a Spring Sale full of fashion, colour, style and fun. Come along, bring your friends and treat yourself to a coffee and a browse, all for a great local cause. shopping from 10am – 4pm free entry bookings for lunch … Continue reading Spring pop up shop

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an evening with Margaret Heffernan

16th March 2017

COMPETITION – WHY WINNING ISN’T WORTH IT an evening with Margaret Heffernan Margaret Heffernan is a serial entrepreneur, chief executive, prize-winning author and leading TED talker. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland, educated at Cambridge University and lives in Somerset. Despite her wide ranging success, Margaret Heffernan is no fan of competition, which she sees … Continue reading an evening with Margaret Heffernan

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An evening with Jinny Blom-Sold out!

9th March 2017

SOLD OUT.  Garden designer Jinny Blom trained as a psychotherapist before becoming a garden designer in 2000. Since then she has created more than 250 public and private gardens and landscapes across the world, winning many awards including gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. At Chelsea she co-designed The Prince of Wales Healing Garden … Continue reading An evening with Jinny Blom-Sold out!

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an evening with Harry Hook-SOLD OUT

2nd March 2017

ABOUT AFRICA film director and photographer Harry Hook has been photographing in Africa since the 1970s. He shows unique film footage as he tells extraordinary stories of Africa’s people and their inspiring journey from the land to the city. Harry follows the epic migration from pristine wilderness to the heart of Africa’s growing cities, covering … Continue reading an evening with Harry Hook-SOLD OUT

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an evening with Vicky Straker

23rd February 2017

BICYCLES, BLOOMERS AND GREAT WAR RATIONING BOOKS ‘To shun waste, to get out of our foodstuffs the full measure of nourishment – these are the essential principles in wartime cookery . . .’ So said Dorothy Peel OBE, Britain’s leading cookery writer of the First World War. She advised the nation on how to minimize … Continue reading an evening with Vicky Straker

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Fiona Maddocks and Simon Callow in conversation with Jonathan Cross

16th February 2017

MUSICAL PASSIONS leading musicologist, Jonathan cross, Professor of Music at christ church, oxford, chairs an evening of conversation about musical passions with Fiona Maddocks, classical music critic of The Observer, and Simon callow the actor, and director. in her most recent book, Music for Life, Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, … Continue reading Fiona Maddocks and Simon Callow in conversation with Jonathan Cross

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Love and Caravaggio

14th February 2017

Music from the turbulent circle of the revolutionary Italian baroque painter and lover is probed by these prize-winning graduates from the royal academy on period instruments: Kinga Ujszaszi, violin Laszlo rozsa, recorder ryaan ahmed, theorbo Lucia Capellaro, cello playing Vitali, Uccellini, Arcadelt, Layolle, Van Eyck, Caccini, Turini, Marini, Castello ‘Inventive and profoundly moving . . … Continue reading Love and Caravaggio

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an evening with Deirdre Clancy

2nd February 2017

TRANSVESTISM IN PERFORMANCE an evening with Deirdre Clancy Olivier and BAFTA award-winning costume designer Deirdre Clancy explores the long theatrical tradition of transvestism. in the west it stretches from the ancient greeks via Shakespeare’s boy women to pantomime dames and in the east, from thedan of China to theoyama of Japan for stage and screen. … Continue reading an evening with Deirdre Clancy

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