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Winter Wonderland at Puxton Park

Winter Wonderland at Puxton Park

Santa’s Grotto Opening 1st December This Christmas, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves are returning to Puxton Park’s Winter Wonderland. Santa’s Grotto will be opening on the 1st December. All of the park’s visitors are invited to enjoy their new “Cosy Cottage” and events room, free with admission price. This is where all of the children… Read More…

Merlin Christmas Show: The Nutcracker

Merlin Christmas Show: The Nutcracker

Tradition and joy are at the top of the Christmas list for the Merlin theatre this year as they produce their annual seasonal show which this year is the very beautiful story of The Nutcracker. Theatre Director, Claudia Pepler tells us “Our favourite phrase this year is ‘ditch the tat!’.  We’ve coined it here to… Read More…

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Mells cabaret show in aid of We Hear You

Local performer Rosie Miles is organising a cabaret in Mells Tithe Barn on 15th December in aid of Frome-based counselling charity We Hear You. This is the second time Rosie’s cabaret has come to Mells and the event ruffled some local feathers the last time it was held in 2011. Described by Rosie as ‘a… Read More…

Christmas Party Invitation To All The Children of Frome

Christmas Party Invitation To All The Children of Frome

Frome Children’s Festival is happy to announce that Sunday 16th December has been confirmed as the date for the annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Cheese and Grain.  Open to all the children and families of Frome, this exciting event will be packed with sparkles, music, magic, Santa’s grotto and party food to decorate. As the excitement builds and… Read More…

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Love our High Streets £10m investment

Up to £10m is set to be invested in boosting our region’s high streets thanks to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Regional Mayor Tim Bowles met with Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council; Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol on Friday,… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

Tree Conference supports younger generation working to regenerate the Earth

The Tree Conference at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday was an inspirational, sell-out event which showcased effective strategies for citizen-led reforestation and for halting deforestation worldwide. Attended by a 240-strong audience, the event placed a core focus on supporting the younger generation to be resilient caretakers of the Earth. In a Skype interview… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

Following the huge successes of 2016 and 2017, the Christmas Artisan Markets will once again return in early November to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Last year’s visitors were delighted by the range of unusual and inspirational artisan stalls, with many stall holders local to Somerset and creating stunning gifts from local materials. The team… Read More…

Creepy Creatures, Huge Pumpkin Patch, Monsters and more are ready to take-over Avon Valley this Half Term

Creepy Creatures, Huge Pumpkin Patch, Monsters and more are ready to take-over Avon Valley this Half Term

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park are preparing for the ultimate Halloween Half Term week with their Spooky Fun event. Starting Saturday 26th October and running until Sunday 4th November, Avon Valley are putting on a full day’s schedule packed with Halloween-themed activities from Merlin’s Flying Academy to Were-Rabbit Handling with every inch of the… Read More…

Regional Mayor to meet with First Bus

Regional Mayor to meet with First Bus

Tim Bowles, Regional Mayor of the West of England, which includes Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset, will discuss issues with First Bus including cancelled services and delays facing bus commuters across the region. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the next two weeks and follows on from correspondence from… Read More…

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