Monthly Archives: June 2019

SummerZest Children’s Festival

SummerZest Children’s Festival

The SummerZest  Children’s Festival takes place on Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Taunton Racecourse and children’s author, Stewart Foster has been announced to kick start the Children’s Literary element of this year’s festival.  The festival will feature arrange of activities; along with variety of trade stands, local crafts and range of exciting storytelling throughout the day.

Stewart Foster,  author of the children’s novels, The Bubble Boy and All the Things that could go Wrong will be leading the story telling experience. As a Amazon Rising Star in 2015 and a Guardian Author to Watch in the same year. The Bubble Boy won Sainsbury Book of the Year in 2016, was Carnegie Medal Listed and along with All the things that could go Wrong, has won numerous national schools and libraries awards. Stewart’s novel for adults, we used to be Kings was also highly critically acclaimed. Stewart loves writing about the real issues that children face, to help them learn but of course to entertain. If children catch the bug to read early, maybe it will set them up for life.

Stewart said “I’m so pleased to be the guest author of the SummerZest Children’s Festival 2019. I’m passionate about writing but more importantly I love to meet and chat writing/reading with my audience. The Bubble Boy and All the Things that could go Wrong, address very important issues, and I would love to discuss them with you, but most importantly for you to all have fun meeting me and all the other wonderful authors at the event. I think it’s going to be a great day”.

For trade bookings and enquiries, please email info@summerzest.co.uk

Wiltshire Council youth project wins national award

Wiltshire Council youth project wins national award

Wiltshire StreetGames won an award for ‘Sustainability’ at the StreetGames National Awards held in Kenilworth on 4 June 2019. The initiative, which delivers community-based sports activities, events and volunteering opportunities to young people across Wiltshire, is in its eleventh year. StreetGames are a national charity who aim to improve the lives of young people from… Read More…

More Breastfeeding Support for Somerset families

More Breastfeeding Support for Somerset families

More breastfeeding support is available for new mums and families across Somerset in a drive to help them build close and loving relationships with their baby through breastfeeding and other positive practices. It’s National Breastfeeding Week this week (Thursday 20 to Wednesday 26 June), and breastfeeding is scientifically proven to benefit both mum and baby.… Read More…

Step into the shoes of someone with dual sensory loss for Deafblind Awareness Week

Step into the shoes of someone with dual sensory loss for Deafblind Awareness Week

Have you ever wondered what life might be like for someone who is deaf and blind and what support is available? On Tuesday 25 June, our Hearing and Vision team will provide a unique insight into the world of Deafblindness with specialist technology including simulation glasses, ear defenders and other immersive experiences. The team will… Read More…

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

NOW FIRMLY ESTABLISHED as a very successful and popular free event, Frome Writers’ Collective’s fourth annual Small Publishers’ Fair takes place this year on Saturday, July 6th, complementing the already strong literary content of the Frome Festival programme. The Fair will be opened at 10.00am by FWC patron Barry Cunningham OBE. Barry is always a… Read More…

Geared up for Glasto 2019

Geared up for Glasto 2019

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival returns next week – and Somerset County Council will again be working closely with organisers to help keep hundreds of thousands of music fans moving. The Glastonbury Festival is one of the world’s biggest music events, with more than 200,000 people heading to Worthy Farm near Pilton. Somerset County Council has… Read More…

Outdoor Theatre Season at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

Outdoor Theatre Season at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

Outdoor Theatre Season at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells July – August 2019 This Summer, let yourself be entertained in the picturesque surroundings of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, with a choice of fabulous outdoor theatre performances. Held on the South Lawn, with a backdrop of the 13th century ruins of the Great Hall, it’s the… Read More…

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