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.

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

Look out for our Festival team around town on Saturday mornings too. They will have tickets for all events, as well as any info you need, and programmes for the Festival Fortnight.

 

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July 2022

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.

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
Advance £7.00 | £8.00 on the door

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The Drystones at The Etsome Arms

Thu July 7 @ 7:00 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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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!

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