Festival Events

Please note that some events have multiple ticket prices including Early Bird, Advance and 'on the door' tickets. Pricing info is given within the event information.

Early Bird tickets will be on sale until 6th June.  (The Early Bird offer for Somerstock tickets has now ended).

Tickets for all events are on sale now online, and will also be available to purchase from Rocket 68 in Somerton from 23rd May.



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May 2022

Art & Photography Exhibition

Sat May 28 @ 10:00 am - Sat June 4 @ 4:00 pm
Parish Rooms, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

The Art & Photography Exhibition will open in the Parish Rooms on the 28th May and run until  the 4th June, opening daily from 10am to 4pm.

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Beginners Digital Art Workshop Using Adobe Illustrator

Sat May 28 @ 10:30 am
Pinney Room, Parish Rooms, 12 Market Place
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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£8.00

Ever wanted to learn how to draw using Adobe Illustrator to create eye catching digital art? If so then this workshop is for you. It will include a number of small tutorials to get you on your way including: Selecting & Transforming; The Pen Tool; Working with Colour/ Gradients; Fills & Strokes; Creating Shape; Appearance Panel; Tracing images & Live

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Evening of Flower Arranging

Mon May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pinney Room, Parish Rooms, 12 Market Place
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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£20.00

An evening of fun with flowers. Ideas for creating table centres for all occasions and tips for getting the best out of your flowers. Flowers and foliage included but please bring your own scissors.

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Bracelet Making for Children

Tue May 31 @ 10:00 am
Somerton Library, 8 West Street
Somerton, TA11 7PR United Kingdom
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£2.00

This workshop is aimed at children between 7 and 12 years old who want to learn how to make a funky bracelet with light reflecting beads!  It will be fun, relaxed as they test out their threading skills and see how steady their hands are.

The cost is £2 per child, max of 8 children per session, price includes one free bracelet with additional bracelets £1

Course times: 10-10.30; 10.30-11; 11- 11.30; 11.30-12.00,

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Beginners Drawing Workshop

Tue May 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pinney Room, Parish Rooms, 12 Market Place
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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£5.00

Even if you are a complete beginner this workshop is for you to enjoy being creative literally from scratch! As summer is just beginning Mandy will encourage you to make the most of the loveliest time of the year and motivate you to get outdoors with a pencil and a sketchbook. You will explore making marks on paper with simple materials, you can bring your own selection of pencils pens and biros, and cartridge paper. Provided will be a variety of

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Children’s Workshop: Sew Your Own Book Marker

Tue May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Somerton Library, 8 West Street
Somerton, TA11 7PR United Kingdom
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£2.00

Event sponsored by: Stationery House & Gifts This workshop is aimed at encouraging young children to sew in a fun way.  Each child will have a kit provided which contains everything that they need to sew a book marker using either cross stitch or long stitch. If they do not have time to complete it then they just take it home and complete it in their own time. Cost: £2 per child, max of 8 children per session, aimed at…

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Felting for Beginners

Tue May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pinney Room, Parish Rooms, 12 Market Place
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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£12.00

With Dawn's guidance over three hours she will teach and support you in the art of felting whilst discussing the techniques used. This small workshop will undoubtedly be of benefit to anyone who signs up for it as she patiently explains the art of felting in a relaxed and informal way.

There is a maximum capacity of 6 people for this workshop.

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June 2022

Afternoon of Crocheting with Sue

Wed June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Somerton Library, 8 West Street
Somerton, TA11 7PR United Kingdom
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£5.00

Crocheted before? Forgotten how? Want to improve your crochet skills?

Come along to this workshop and revive your crochet mojo.  Bring a project, pattern or something you are stuck with, or just bring yourself and we will work a granny Square and learn some pattern interpretation.

There is a maximum capacity of 10 people for this workshop.

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July 2022

Gilbert & Sullivan Concert

Fri July 1 @ 7:30 pm
St Michael and All Angels Church, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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various

The Bath Gilbert & Sullivan society will be performing songs with a nautical theme, mainly from Gilbert & Sullivan but also from other well known composers.

For over seventy five years, Bath Gilbert and Sullivan Society has been appreciating, performing and promoting the works of one of musical theatre’s most successful and enduring partnerships

Early Bird £11  | Advance £12  |  On the door £13

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Nature Walk

Sun July 3 @ 9:30 am
Somerton
£5.00

Peter Merry of the Somerset Wildlife Trust will lead a walk around Somerton, starting from the Buttercross at 9.30am.

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Festival Church Service

Sun July 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
St Michael and All Angels Church, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

An opportunity to worship God and to give thanks for the many and varied gifts he gives his people. Come and join us for singing, thinking, worshiping and enjoying.

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D-State at The Globe

Sun July 3 @ 3:00 pm
The Globe, Market Place
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LX United Kingdom
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Crowd-pleasing a speciality! This high energy rock/party band with added feel good factor guarantees you will have a great time. Their songs have been selected to entertain their audience rather than being their own personal favourites and they have proven themselves over the last six years.

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Ukulele Band at Wessex House

Mon July 4 @ 2:30 pm
Wessex House Somerton, Somerset United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Somerton Ukulele Band and Singers will be playing all the old favourites for the residents of Wessex House.

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Festival Quiz Night

Mon July 4 @ 7:00 pm
Somerton Sports Club, Gassons Lane
Somerton, Somerset TA11 6HS United Kingdom
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£10

The annual Festival Quiz returns to the Sports Club. Pit your wits against the other teams, show off your knowledge and win prizes!

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Service Dogs in Action

Tue July 5 @ 7:00 pm
Parish Rooms, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Various

A talk and demonstration by Nigel Rousell of Service Dogs UK.

Nigel will chat about the work in Somerton on the training of assistance dogs to work alongside military and blue light veterans suffering with PTSD, from how the rescue dogs are sourced and assessed, to placement and training.

Early Bird £6 | Advance £7 | On the door £8

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Truffle Making Class

Wed July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft House Chocolate, New Street
Somerton, TA11 7NT United Kingdom
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£15

Somerton's very own chocolate maker and chocolatier will teach you about how to taste chocolate, talk about the craft chocolate movement and how chocolate is made before guiding you through the truffle making process.

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Naval History – The Falklands Conflict and History of RNAS Yeovilton

Wed July 6 @ 7:30 pm
Parish Rooms, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Various

Historian and Documentary Producer Josh Bassett will present a talk on "The Falklands Conflict" followed by a presentation on "A History of RNAS Yeovilton" by Curator of Aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm Museum David Morris
Early Bird £6.o0 | Advance £7.00 | £8.00 on the door

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Digital Photography Forum

Thu July 7 @ 7:00 pm
Pinney Room, Parish Rooms, 12 Market Place
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Various

The Digital Photography Forum will begin with a brief investigation into the differences (and similarities) between digital and film photography, followed by a demonstration of techniques for processing a digital image on the way to composing the final artwork.

Early Bird £5 |  Advance £6  |   On the door £7

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The Drystones at The Etsome Arms

Thu July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Etsome Arms, West Street
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7PR United Kingdom
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The ‘indecently talented’ duo of Alex Garden (fiddle) and Ford Collier (guitar, low whistle) have been honing their take on traditional music since their humble beginnings as teenagers busking the streets of Somerset. After years of playing the folk circuit, they are on a mission to make their shows a unique space: where people of all generations can enjoy folk music.

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Wine Tasting at Somerton Wines

Fri July 8 @ 7:00 pm
Somerton Wines, 28 Market Place
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HW United Kingdom
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Somerton Wines are hosting a special tasting event for the Festival which offers an opportunity to taste a range of different wines, in a relaxed and informative environment. Aimed at expanding general wine knowledge, through tasting lesser known regions and grape varieties, this tasting event is great for the casual wine drinker, budding enthusiasts, and everything in between. Please book directly with Somerton Wines by calling 01458 333444 or emailing enquiries@28marketplace.co.uk

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Fiddleback at the White Hart

Fri July 8 @ 7:30 pm
White Hart, Market Pl, Somerton TA11 7NB
Somerton, TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

Fiddleback are back at the White Hart in Somerton as part of the Music & Arts Festival with their popular covers, classic favourites, originals and foot stomping folk tunes.

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Somerstock

Sat July 9
Somerton Sports and Recreation Ground, Somerton Sports Field
Somerton, Somerset TA11 6HS United Kingdom
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Various

Somerstock, Somerton's own one-day, family-friendly music festival, will take place on Saturday 9th May at the Somerton Recreation Ground. Headlined by The Hoosiers, and with many more fantastic bands, two outdoor stages, a silent disco, kids' zone plus plenty of food, bars and retail stalls, there's something for all the family

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Family Fun Day

Sun July 10 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Somerton Sports and Recreation Ground, Somerton Sports Field
Somerton, Somerset TA11 6HS United Kingdom
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Free

The annual Family Fun Day is now part of the Somerstock weekend, with the music festival on Saturday 9th July and Fun Day on Sunday 10th.

Fun Day is free to enter, and will have lots of music, family entertainment, classic cars, dog agility, bars and plenty of food.

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Jive Night

Thu July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Edgar Hall, Bancombe Trading Estate TA11 6SB United Kingdom + Google Map
Various

A full evening of Jive dancing to Roy Warry and the very popular local band Twisted Vinyl. Roy teaches jive at Crewkerne Torn Hall and at the Edgar Hall in Somerton. It's a great way of meeting new people, listening and dancing to a variety of music from across all eras. And it's not as fast and furious as some people think!

Early Bird £8  |  Advance £9   | On the door £10.00

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October 2022

Oktoberfest

Sat October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Edgar Hall, Bancombe Trading Estate TA11 6SB United Kingdom + Google Map
£16

In true Oktoberfst style, the beer, the band and the food will have a real flavour of Bavaria. Octoberfest is back with traditional Bavarian Oom-pah band the Sherbavarian Stompers bringing you a night of Bavarian style music

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Get Involved

If you would like to sponsor any of our events or performers, please contact Andrea Shore at sponsorship@somertonartsfestival.co.uk