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Field Trip Festival Review

Field Trip Festival Review

The Field Trip Festival organisers asked us to come down and write a review of the festival which took place on August Bank Holiday weekend, if any residents of the town were wondering what the light show in the night sky was, it was Field Trip!

Getting into the festival was very smooth & efficient, as the website and promotional material stated, we were searched to ensure we were not taking in any glass, or an abundance of alcohol – this was carried out in a very friendly manner, we were impressed by how swiftly we were processed into the festival.

The first thing that we noticed once inside the festival was the friendly environment. I don’t think we walked passed any group of festival goers without exchanging at least a smile – this was very pleasant and gave the festival an immediate “warm & friendly” vibe.

The second thing we noticed was the diverse array of food and drink facilities at the festival, this was impressive, they had catering for a whole host of dietary requirements,. Being vegan, myself and my partner enjoyed the food offered by the vegan bar, we were extremely pleased to see that our dietary requirements had been met, something we’d never expected.

The event setup was perfect, the festival had a very “natural flow” when walking around the site, we thoroughly enjoyed sets from Serial Killaz, Benny Page, Propulsion, and Indie Sessions! A positive vibe, coupled with some amazing guests and a spectacular sound system.

Walking from stage to stage was a breeze, the festival had the appropriate lighting setup so that there was no “wandering in the dark”, I’m always cautious of wandering in the dark at a festival, you just don’t know what could have been dropped on the floor so this was a massive plus for us.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed coming down to the event to do a review, the music and line up of acts was spectacular, the food an drink available catered to most needs, the event goers were amazing, everyone was positive and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the experience.

It’s such a good value event, we couldn’t recommend attending Field Trip’s next event any more highly.

Somerset Wetlands voted UK’s Best Environment Project

Somerset Wetlands voted UK’s Best Environment Project

  Avalon Marshes Somerset, near the Rive Brue below Galstonbury, which conserves the unique landscape, heritage and wildlife of the local wetland area, was voted the Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Awards; the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. Local man Bill Bailey returned to his home county to deliver the… Continue Reading

Somerset Arts Weeks Prospect Festival 2017

Somerset Arts Weeks Prospect Festival 2017

Three artists from Somerset were faced with the prospect of having nowhere  to show their work for this year’s SAW until a brand new venue was offered to them.  A barn in the  charming village of Chesterblade, in an idyllic rural setting will provide the perfect space for the exhibition  of work from Rose Hubbard, Ashar Art and Claudia Gunton for the two week festival.   Rose, a photographer and former Countryfile winner has been experimenting for the past two years with  chemigrams, a cameraless photo technique, to produce unique images that fall somewhere between  photography and painting. Ashar,  an established artist from Langport will be showing her latest work  entitled ‘Letting Go’ which is based on freedom…  working in oils, one of her recent abstract images was  selected to hang at this year’s  RA summer show leading to international interest in her work.  Claudia’s  latest work has been produced over the last twelve months using acrylic on board and she returns to her  successful recurring themes of gleaming lanes and dark trees of winter.  Together the three artists have produced a collection of work that is linked by the mutual love of their  relationship to their surroundings enforced by strong and effective mark marking and vibrant colour.  Their work can be seen at Venue 12, Small Down House, Winterwell Lane, Chesterblade. BA4 4QX   Tel:  07725040721 from 23rd September to 8th October 2017   11pm to 6pm  Continue Reading

BCP presents £15,252.03 cheque to Town Council for MUGA

BCP presents £15,252.03 cheque to Town Council for MUGA

The picture shows Gordon Fry (right), Chairman of Bruton Community Partnership (BCP) presenting a cheque for £15,252.03 this morning to the Bruton Town Council, which was accepted by Cllr James Hood (left). The money was raised for the multi-use games area (MUGA) at Jubilee Park in Bruton, at a BCP fundraising event planned and hosted… Continue Reading

FIELD TRIP FESTIVAL

FIELD TRIP FESTIVAL

House, techno, drum & bass and breaks extravaganza Field Trip Festival is back from 25 to  28 August. It takes place at the lush Gilcombe Farm in Bruton.    Shortlisted for ‘Best UK Dance Event’ at this year’s UK Festival Awards, Field Trip keeps  things personal with a 3,000 capacity and four-stage set-up that covers many musical bases.  It boasts great production and light and sound, and when the sun sets and rises in the  backdrop there are some truly spine-tingling memories to be made. Add in fairground rides,  all sorts of plush camping options, stalls and a great range of food and drink options and this  is the only festival you need.    The biggest names are dance legends Leftfield, who play a special DJ set covering all the  sounds they are known for, and Faithless, the iconic dance band with more hits than any  other act. They also play a special DJ set and will be joined by the likes of Circus boss  Yousef, Polish house stars Cats N’ Dogz, Eat Static Live, Benny Page, Goldie Lookin Chain,  CamelPhat and many more.   As well as a Ministry of Sound takeover, Viper Recordings Live will be running the drum &  bass tent on Saturday 26th with special guest headliner DJ Hype alongside Koven,  InsideInfo, Cyantific, Mob Tactics & BMotion. Benny Page will headline a three-hour Run  Tingz Recordings, and get ready for Randall b2b Dillinga b2b Bryan Gee.    Times and ticket prices from:   www.fieldtripparty.co.uk; www.facebook.com/events/759482454220386;  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/field-trip-festival-tickets-30329288719.      Continue Reading

Reading Round in Somerset

Reading Round in Somerset

A new-style reading group for Bruton  A brand new type of reading group, sponsored by The Royal Literary Fund, is being set up  in Bruton. Led by professional writer Helena Drysdale, the Reading Round will meet on  Tuesday evenings from 6-7.30pm during school terms, starting on September 12th.    The Reading Round is different from traditional book groups, because there’s no extra  reading or other ‘homework’ outside the sessions. Each week the group will listen to and  discuss two or three pieces of published writing chosen and introduced by Helena. It  would be a short story, poem, or piece of non-fiction – perhaps a speech.     Another unique aspect of the Reading Round is that the groups are led by professional,  published authors. However, group members come from a range of backgrounds. No  knowledge of literature is needed; all that’s required is a willingness to talk and listen.     Often we read a poem, and think, “That’s interesting, but I will think about it some other  time.” The Reading Round provides that opportunity. It’s about taking time to explore  words and meaning deeply.    It is for people who work at least some of the time from home, in whatever capacity,  because they can feel isolated and in need of diversion. The point of the group is to  explore some of the most exciting writing around, but it’s also about coming together with  like-minded people in a friendly and stimulating environment as a change from the  seclusion of working alone. Entry is free.    Bruton is lucky to be selected as one of a few locations in the UK where the special  reading groups will run this year.    To find out more about this exciting opportunity, sign up for a place, or ask further  questions, contact Helena on info@helenadrysdale.com or phone 07807 011262  Ends    CONTACT  For more press information please contact  HELENA DRYSDALE  01749 814982  info@helenadrysdale.com  07807 011262  Continue Reading

Silver tankard returns to Bruton

Silver tankard returns to Bruton

A 300 year old silver tankard has been brought home to Bruton after the town’s museum bought it at auction last week. The tankard can now be seen in the museum in a secure case bought with the help of Lottery Funds. The final display will be more informative and the museum intends to display… Continue Reading

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