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International dance group brings hip hop to Bruton

International dance group brings hip hop to Bruton

There will be unique opportunity in November to see the exciting dance group Tentacle Tribe in Bruton. The group, from Montreal in Canada, have worked with the internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

They will be performing two pieces at the Bruton Club on Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm:

Origami Mami – a trio of exceptional dancers perform a routine that unfolds from simple to complex geometry, looking like the interlocking parts of a complex machine with bending, folding steps as intricate as origami.

Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid – a piece consisting of stunning urban hip hop dance, inspired by the fluid movements of diverse land and sea creatures. Relentlessly athletic and hugely impressive, these dancers have the internal resources and the external strength to pull off a superbly entertaining show.

Meet the choreographers in a post show discussion to learn more about their work as professional street dance artists in Canada.

Tickets are £10 adults, £8 children/students, available from Church Bridge Stores, Bruton, or on 07473 864 413, or at www.takeart.org.

The performance is sponsored by Bruton Festival of Arts ands TakeArt. Bruton Club bar will be open.

The Newt In Somerset

The Newt In Somerset

Gardens now open to the public For many years, this historic country estate in Somerset has been under restoration. The first phase of The Newt in Somerset is now open, a visitor attraction incorporating its local heritage and curiously cultivated gardens. The Newt in Somerset – formerly Hadspen House – is a working estate celebrating… Continue Reading

Can you help us run Bruton’s website?

Can you help us run Bruton’s website?

We’re looking to volunteers to assist us with adding news and articles, keeping the diary up to date, and making sure the information on here is correct. The site is run by a small team and we could really do with some more hands! If you could spare an hour or two a month it… Continue Reading

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

Nine artists’ work will be on show in Frome during Somerset Arts Weeks, from 23rd September to 8th October 2017.

In the historic Round Tower Gallery at the Black Swan Arts (Venue 3) in Frome, Angela Morley and Fiona Campbell will show art made from the wrapping and weaving of natural and found materials.  Angela plays with functional versus abstract forms, while Fiona’s work blurs the boundaries between drawing and sculpture. Also at the Black… Continue Reading

SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO CREATE A BUZZ  AROUND BEES 

SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO CREATE A BUZZ  AROUND BEES 

9th August 2017 – Since the 1930s in the UK we’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows, and with them our critical pollinators such as bees and butterflies. To help reverse this decline, and to support the creation of a beautiful expanse of meadow to support Somerset’s bees and butterflies, Somerset Wildlife Trust has created… Continue Reading

What?  Again?  Even longer?

What?  Again?  Even longer?   Juliet Bowell will go into the West Church Tower at 5am on 4th September and spend 150 hours in solitary retreat.  She hopes to raise money to put a loo into the Church.  She will rejoin the world at 11am on Sunday 10th 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

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