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Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

If the thought of the long school summer holidays is filling you with dread, look no further than The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, which has a huge range of fun-filled activities on offer this year from July through to the end of August! The first of the weekly “Make it Mondays” Family Craft Activities begins… Read More…

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

The Big Doodle at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

Calling all young artists! Find your inner Picasso, Hepworth, Hirst or Monet and you could be featured in a Palace exhibition. This summer, The Bishop’s Palace is holding an art competition for children, designed to get youngsters engaging with art and to discover new skills. Open to any talented or enthusiastic mini-artists, the competition will… Read More…

Adult education budget being decided by WECA

Adult education budget being decided by WECA

Schools across the country might be suffering under budget cuts, but an estimated £17 million is set to be signed over from the Government to the West of England Combined Authority, which makes up Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, to be used for Adult Education. The West of England Combined Authority… Read More…

Heatwave to continue until the weekend

Heatwave to continue until the weekend

The Met Office has issued a yellow health warning for heatwave conditions from Tuesday until Thursday evening. The warning means there is an 80% chance of temperatures which could be a risk to health and is intended to help social and healthcare teams prepare. Fears that railway tracks could buckle in the heat prompted Network Rail… Read More…

New-age attractions whip up Wow factor at Wookey

New-age attractions whip up Wow factor at Wookey

Time travelling tourist attraction Wookey Hole Caves has whipped up the wow factor above and below ground to welcome a new generation of visitors. The family favourite at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset has upgraded its attractions above and below ground as it drives forward a £5m investment programme aimed at creating… Read More…

Great British Tennis Weekend comes to Wells

Great British Tennis Weekend comes to Wells

Wells Tennis Club will open its courts for free play, coaching and activities as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend on Saturday 21 July. Aimed to encourage more people to take up the sport for fitness or competition the Great British Tennis Weekend is co-ordinated by the Lawn Tennis Association across the country. From… Read More…

School’s £3 million performance art and science facilities unveiled

School’s £3 million performance art and science facilities unveiled

A major new expansion to Taunton’s Heathfield School has been officially handed over to the school following the completion of a Somerset County Council multi-million project. Pupils can now enjoy the use of two state-of-the-art performance studios and new science labs, as well as new art rooms in the two-storey building, thanks to a Somerset… Read More…

Hundreds of school children to mobilise for festival of dance

Hundreds of school children to mobilise for festival of dance

More than 1,000 children representing more than 50 Somerset primary schools will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 44th year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 16 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard at… Read More…

One Step Beyond – cavers reach ‘reputed’ chamber at Wookey Hole

One Step Beyond – cavers reach ‘reputed’ chamber at Wookey Hole

Cavers have uncovered a lost passage connecting chambers at Wookey Hole Caves for the first time – opening up an exciting new route for adventurers. Caving enthusiasts from the Mendip Nature Research Committee have teased out a ‘reputed’ connection between Charon’s Chamber with the adjacent Troup’s Rift -– enabling people to venture even further into… Read More…

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