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Monthly Archives: September 2016

ESSAY ON STEINBECK

ESSAY ON STEINBECK

Alec Gilmore, an authority on John Steinbeck, has written a delightful essay on the author of The Grapes of Wrath and other important works in the literary firmament. Steinbeck spent several months in 1959 in Bruton, working on his retelling of the Arthurian legends, and Mr Gilmore outlines the life the writer led here with his wife Elaine. Along the way he reminds us of the lack of modern facilities that the average 1950s British family had to cope with, and the somewhat primitive cars that were available. The essay is both entertaining and instructive – find it on http://www.gilco.org.uk/eos/steinbeck-in-england.html.

MANDEVILLE CONCERT

MANDEVILLE CONCERT

Mandeville present ‘The Fountains Of Versailles’, a recital celebrating the splendour, charm and beauty of French clarinet and piano music, performed by Anne Scolding-Perrett and Clare Sydenham at Bruton Methodist Church: Sunday 23 October at 3pm, followed by tea and homemade cakes. Tickets £8 (children free) available from Clare 01749 813 976 or clare.sydpiano@gmail.com, or on the door. Continue Reading

MEANTIME AT THE CHAPEL

MEANTIME AT THE CHAPEL

This autumn sees another season of Meantime events At The Chapel, curated by Emma Craigie. We open on Thursday 10 November with wildlife broadcaster Simon King, demonstrating how we can reclaim wildlife and change the world simply by recognising the difference between what we want and what we need; then on 17 November we are delighted to… Continue Reading

DORMOUSE WORKSHOP

DORMOUSE WORKSHOP

Dormice are one of our most iconic and appealing mammals. Many people will recognise the image of a sleeping dormouse, but dormice also tell us a lot about the landscapes in which they live. They are arboreal, meaning they live almost all of their lives in the trees, climbing from branch to branch along narrow… Continue Reading

THE NOMADS TENT COMES TO NUNNEY!

THE NOMADS TENT COMES TO NUNNEY!

Rockfield House in Nunney has not had many occupants over its 200-year life. Thought to have been built and first occupied by Thomas Pinch of Bath, and briefly the Rectory, it was home to the notable Pre-Raphaelite artist and Sculptor Robert Bateman in the first decades of the twentieth century. Since 1960 it’s been the… Continue Reading

Bruton Dub Club – 2nd Anniversary

Bruton Dub Club – 2nd Anniversary

To Big Up its second anniversary (who’d have thought it?), Bruton Dub Club invites you all on Saturday 10 September.to a FREE celebratory party on the Bruton Club Green, with great music and acoustic performance, Dub Club bar and food, from 4pm to 8pm. After that we have a special lively night in the hall… Continue Reading

THE GALLERY IN CASTLE CARY OPEN NEW RESTAURANT

THE GALLERY IN CASTLE CARY OPEN NEW RESTAURANT

‘The Gallery’ in the Old Bank House, Castle Cary, are celebrating the expansion of their business to include an upstairs restaurant and beautiful sunny courtyard with a wood-fired pizza oven. The Gallery has been running the last few years as a successful Live Music Venue with Fine Art. It will be open from 17 September… Continue Reading

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