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Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid

Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid

The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see. As part of ‘Reflections’, a county-wide creative response to the pandemic, libraries will host a series of at free drop-in sessions throughout August, in library buildings and online, with responses via… Read More…

Keep yourself and others safe during this heatwave

Keep yourself and others safe during this heatwave

After the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning this week, Somerset County Council is asking everyone to take care and keep an eye out for vulnerable friends and neighbours. The hot weather is forecast to continue over the next few days and Cllr Clare Paul, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing,… Read More…

New Garden Sculpture Trail to Open at Palace

New Garden Sculpture Trail to Open at Palace

A new exhibition of garden sculpture is to open at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Curated by African Masters of Stone, the exhibition will feature a range of contemporary sculptures by Zimbabwean artists. African Masters of Stone provides a platform for artists to present their work to a wider audience and the artists themselves are… Read More…

Bath & West Competition Entries OPEN!

Bath & West Competition Entries OPEN!

 Competition entries for the Bath & West Country Festival are now OPEN! Why not enter today to see if you can scoop one of the many highly sought-after accolades on offer.  The Art Competition has been a feature at the Bath & West for over 100 years, with entries seemingly getting better and better each… Read More…

Fun Packed Summer Holiday for Families at The Bishop’s Palace

Fun Packed Summer Holiday for Families at The Bishop’s Palace

This Summer Holiday, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells is jam-packed with fun family events and activities to keep locals and tourists entertained at the 14-acre attraction. The fun starts on Saturday 24th July, when the summer family trails will begin – families can collect a trail, which will be different each week of the holidays,… Read More…

Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer”

Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer”

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer and become ‘Wild World Heroes’, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. The theme Wild World Heroes was inspired by nature and developed in partnership this year with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and encourages 4-11-year olds to borrow and… Read More…

Creative opportunity for young people

Creative opportunity for young people

Children’s World is offering an exciting opportunity for young people (aged 13 – 19) to take part in the creation and production of a Multimedia Performance! This is a great chance for anyone interested in any aspect of the performing arts to get creative and be a part of a large scale production. Participants will… Read More…

Merlin Theatre statement on lockdown extension

Merlin Theatre statement on lockdown extension

The Merlin Theatre, having been so well supported by the generosity of the people of Frome and beyond at the start of the pandemic, took a somewhat cautious approach ahead of this summer by planning for the unwelcome but realistic possibility that only 50% of seats would be available. Therefore we are open and our… Read More…

“The People’s Ticket” proves successful for The Bishop’s Palace

“The People’s Ticket” proves successful for The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace is celebrating one year since the introduction of its new “People’s Ticket” which allows locals to visit all year round for just £15. Created in response to the pandemic and the desire to encourage local people to enjoy this tremendous asset on their doorstep, the Palace had aimed to give a significant… Read More…

Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace

Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has launched their extremely popular annual cygnet-naming competition, following the hatching of four beautiful cygnets last week. Fans of the Palace’s 24 hour swan cam were delighted to be able to watch the appearance on the nest of the new babies, over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Palace staff captured a… Read More…

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