Not taking art for granted

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RURAL touring group in Somerset is still going strong with their new season shows despite severe funding cuts resulting in fewer performances.

Three chances for society to win 'Somerset Oscars'

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN entertainment society in Ilminster has been nominated for 15 awards at this year’s eagerly anticipated Phoebe Rees Awards – known as the Somerset Oscars.

Auditions for Aladdin panto

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DRAMATISTS, young and young at heart, are being called on to audition for Chard Amateur Theatre Society’s panto of choice for this year, Aladdin.

Poetry in Ilminster

2:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on Friday, August 29 at 6.45pm.

Talented quartet at Dillington House

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2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

From the London Olympics to Yeovil

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FRANK Turner, the saviour of folk-punk and Danny Boyle’s beloved warm-up choice for the London Olympics’ opening ceremony, is in concert in Yeovil in September.

Family fun at Milkshake! show

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2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

KID’S Channel 5 TV favourite, Milkshake! brings its ‘Party Party’ stage show to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre this September.

Fantastic classical concert

Yeovil Express:

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

The Haunting at The Warehouse

Yeovil Express:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHARLES Dickensinspired play, The Haunting,will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

Charles Dickens play The Haunting at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster

Yeovil Express: G 6/8/03: Author Charles Dickens, aged 47 (5323938)

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARLES Dickens inspired play, The Haunting, will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

The Coull Quartet to perform at Dillington House

Yeovil Express: Dillington House

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

Thorncombe Cider Festival

Yeovil Express: Jimmy Kegg and Lance Seeley sup up at the Real Ale and Cider Festival held at Blunsdon and Cricklade Railway over the weekend

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CIDER and music can be found at the Thorncombe Cider Festival over at the Sports & Social Club today (August 30).

A Way With Words at Ilminster Arts Centre

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on today (August 29) at 6.45pm.

REVIEW: Valido String Quartet at All Saints Church in Merriott

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

Bingo night at Ilton Cricket Club

Yeovil Express: Big Cash Bingo

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BINGO night to raise money for the Gemini Carnival Club starts at 6.30pm this Friday.

Performance night at The David Hall in South Petherton

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3:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT’S performance night at The David Hall in South Petherton on Saturday (August 30) at 7.30pm.

Original artwork on show at Beaminster public hall

Yeovil Express: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOSTERTON Art Group’s 26th annual exhibition is open until Saturday, August 30 at Beaminster Public Hall.

Ilminster's Warehouse Theatre set for a Haunting

Yeovil Express: THE Warehouse Theatre.

4:33pm Monday 25th August 2014

TREADING gingerly through an ancient, crumbling mansion, two men come face to face with a dark, terrifying secret that will change their lives forever…

Talented quartet to play The David Hall

Yeovil Express: Mozart: Mass in C minor - Oxford Bach Choir & London Mozart Players

4:31pm Monday 25th August 2014

MELODIES by Mozart and Cole Porter classics are on the programme of The David Hall’s next music date.

Comic Jason Manford is coming to Yeovil

Yeovil Express: First world problems: Comedian Jason Manford will be coming to Redditch next month.

4:28pm Monday 25th August 2014

SUCH demand is there for Jason Manford’s particular brand of comedy that he has been forced to add an extra Yeovil date to his First World Problems tour.

Bafta-winning Winsham man "paints picture of Great War"

Yeovil Express: STEWART Binns.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BAFTA award-winning documentary writer from Winsham has painted a picture of life in The Great War through the eyes of those who experienced the conflict.

Get crafty at Ilminster Meeting House this summer

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1:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PARENTS looking for ways to keep the kids occupied this summer can find lots going on at Ilminster Arts Centre.

Review: Concerts in the West's latest concert from Alasdair Beatson

Yeovil Express: GOOD SHOW: Alasdair Beatson

1:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT was a recital in two halves from Alascair Beatson: two 20th Century works from Eastern Europe and two German pieces from the first 35 years of the 19th Century.

COMING UP: Exciting new performing arts season at Ilminster's Warehouse

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8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN EXCITING performing arts programme awaits Ilminster Warehouse Theatre fans when it reopens in September for its new season.

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! Competition at Ilminster Arts Centre

Yeovil Express: Northwich Photographic Society

11:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS are being urged to enter their work in Ilminster Art Centre’s open exhibition.

EVERY THURS: Market-cum-curiosity shop at Chard Guildhall

Yeovil Express: International flavour to May antiques sale

11:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A REGULAR antiques and crafts fair is on at Chard’s Guildhall every Thursday.

INTERVIEW... with SomerRock organiser Dan Smith

Yeovil Express: Tributes band Oasish

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SOMERROCK is Europe's third biggest tribute act festival and held in the heart of Bridgwater. Here, organiser Dan Smith tells Daisy Blacklock all about it...

SATURDAY: Westlife frontman's single Somerset show

Yeovil Express: What's On module top link image

11:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

ONE of the biggest names in UK boy band history comes to Bridgwater’s Blake Hall on Saturday for his sole Sedgemoor show. 

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls head to Yeovil Octagon

Yeovil Express:

11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

TICKETS go on sale at 9am on Friday July 18 to see folk-rock legend FRANK TURNER in Yeovil.

Young bookworms' reading challenge from Somerset libraries

Yeovil Express: Test

10:53am Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNG bookworms have been set the task of reading six books this summer to win prizes.

THIS WEEKEND: Original play by Ilminster youth group marks Great War's 100 years

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10:48am Thursday 17th July 2014

THIS weekend, Ilminster Warehouse’s resident young dramatists present their original play giving a snapshot of the impact the First World War had on a small Somerset town.

REVIEW: CLOKS 'accomplished' and 'mature' Fiddler On The Roof

Yeovil Express: webpix entertainment theatre

1:04pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CLOKS’ amateur youth production of this occasionally dark musical had the accomplishment and maturity of a professional company.

REVIEW: Alan Ayckbourn's children's classic at Ilminster Warehouse

Yeovil Express: ILMINSTER Entertainments Society’s full cast of The Boy Who Fell Into A Book.

4:18pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE show, a fantasy, marked the National Year of Reading and echoed an earlier play by Ayckbourn for younger people – Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations – with the same elements of fantasy emerging from a child’s imagination.

Spectacular three-day piano festival set for Taunton School

Yeovil Express: HARRY 'The Piano' Harris.

9:18am Thursday 29th May 2014

A PIANIST Jonathan Ross dubbed "the best in the civilised world" heads up the school's FIRST EVER piano festival... and its open to the public

WATCHET LIVE: Interview with Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams

Yeovil Express: THE original and the best: Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams.

12:17pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

WITH their Eurodisco sound and daring attire, “Daddy Cool” pop group BONEY M were one of the biggest hits of the '70s.

REVIEW: Loud, enthusiastic and highly-eccentric show from CATS

Yeovil Express: LUKE Marshall at Joseph. Photo: Christine Jones.

11:04am Wednesday 28th May 2014

I HAVE a bit of déjà vu here. Luke Marshall reprising his triumph from Broadway to the Guildhall! Where to next?

REVIEW: "Joyous" and "medieval" performance from Concerts in the West

Yeovil Express: THE Artisans bring medieval music to a 21st century audience.

10:55am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THINK medieval, think joyous entertainment!

Metallica "breaking the mould" as Saturday night headliners for Glastonbury 2014

Yeovil Express: GLASTO founder Michael Eavis with Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring and Metallica records. Pictured by Jeff Searle in Bridgwater last Friday.

11:37am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ROCK giants Metallica are to be the Saturday night headliners at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

COMING UP: Top entertainment in store for the Devon County Show

Yeovil Express: 2013's Grand Parade.

9:06am Monday 12th May 2014

YOUTH and opportunity in the Devon countryside, a spectacular line-up of top entertainment, and a celebration of 25 years at Westpoint showground will make the 119th Devon County Show on May 22-24 the county’s biggest day out of the year.

Tributes paid to pantomime legend Chris Harris

Yeovil Express: CHRIS Harris, pictured at Burnham's Princess Theatre. PHOTO: Mike Lang.

8:58am Monday 12th May 2014

PANTOMIME legend from Somerset, Chris Harris, who died on Wednesday April 30 aged 71, will be “sorely missed”, say former colleagues.

Spanish classes at Chard's Boden Centre

12:00am Sunday 4th May 2014

HOLIDAY level Spanish classes are on offer at the Chard Boden Centre.

Art on show at Ilminster Meeting House

9:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

WORK by a triptych of ambitious artists is on show at Ilminster’s Meeting House until Saturday, May 17.

"Lack of support" cancels Somerset Flood concerts

Yeovil Express: STEVE Harley was set to perform for Somerset. PHOTO: Jas Sansi.

2:12pm Thursday 1st May 2014

TWO star-studded charity concerts to raise money for Somerset’s flood victims have been cancelled due to a ‘lack of support’.

Oasis not playing Glasto, says Emily Eavis

Yeovil Express: Liam Gallagher from Oasis at Swindon's Oasis Leisure Centre with his new band Beady Eye

2:07pm Thursday 1st May 2014

RUMOURS that Britpop giants, Oasis, are to headline Glastonbury Festival 2014, have been quashed by Emily Eavis.

Ilminster author publishes apocalyptic novel

Yeovil Express: Peter Hall

1:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A WRITER from Ilminster is publishing a mind-bending apocalyptic novel about the end of mankind.

Rotary Club of Ilminster concert

11:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

THE Rotary Club of Ilminster is again hosting one of the Concerts in the West series in support of Polio Plus.

Steve Knightley performs in Donyatt

Yeovil Express:

2:12pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

SHOW of Hands frontman Steve Knightley, pictured, is playing Donyatt village hall.

FEATURE: Chard author Lucy Mills

Yeovil Express: Lucy Mills

5:00pm Sunday 27th April 2014

IN this fast-paced, technology-filled age it is too easy to be distracted by the constant beep of smart phones, Facebook feeds and Twitter chatter.

Crewkerne dramatists bag awards

8:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

CUDOS – Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society – has bagged prestigious awards and nominations as it gears up for its latest production.

Saving Mr Banks at Tatworth Memorial Hall

7:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

TATWORTH and Forton Movies is screening Saving Mr Banks (12A) at Tatworth Memorial Hall on today (April 25) at 8pm.






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