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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… Continue Reading

New-style town meeting to discuss climate, planning and volunteering

New-style town meeting to discuss climate, planning and volunteering

The first of a new kind of town meeting tackling key issues facing Bruton will take place on Tuesday 24th, and the Town Council would like you to come. “Town Matters” is to be more welcoming and inclusive than a traditional Council meeting, and the first will be held in the September monthly Town Council… Continue Reading

International choir concert at St Mary’s

International choir concert at St Mary’s

20th anniversary concert by the international, award winning AURIN GIRLS’ CHOIR from the Kodály School, Kecskemét, Hungary, conducted by László Durányik A varied programme of music, including sacred motets, Hungarian folk songs, spirituals and light pieces St Mary’s Church, Bruton, Wednesday 26 June, 7.30pm Admission £7 in advance, £10 on the door, Children free From… Continue Reading

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

It’s war with Batcombe!

It’s war with Batcombe!

Secure your doors and windows! The Batcombites are planning to raid Bruton again – as they did on 24 February 1641! The English Civil War Society will re-enact this event as part of the Bruton 400 celebrations. A ‘Living History’ village will be in the field next to Lusty Bridge and Budgens at the West… Continue Reading

The Packhorse Fair is back!

The Packhorse Fair is back!

After a fallow year while King’s music block was built, the highlight of Bruton’s calendar returns on May 27th. As always the day includes dozens of stalls, activities for all the family, a great music line up and of course lots of food and drink! You can find full details of everything on offer here:… Continue Reading

Cary museum seeks help

Castle Cary Museum is looking for a competent person to look after its Archive. This needs to be someone with relevant qualifications and experience. There are no fixed hours and the work would be done on a voluntary basis. We would hope for participation in the Museum’s management committee which meets approximately once a month.… Continue Reading

Truffles restaurant re-opens

Truffles restaurant re-opens

Long standing Bruton restaurant Truffles Brasserie will be reopening from 1st March 2019. Catering and day to day management for the restaurant will be in the experienced hands of Annie Austin of The Table. This is Annie’s website: http://www.tablecatering.co.uk/ For more information, call or e-mail on 01749 812180 or trufflesbruton@gmail.com Continue Reading

The Dove hits its century

Bruton’s award-winning parish magazine The Dove publishes its 100th issue this month, and has celebrated with a colour section and a special cover treatment. The magazine, which covers Bruton and the wider benefice, is edited by Elizabeth Balfour and run by a team of volunteers. Pick up a copy of the special edition before they… Continue Reading

Bricolage in Bruton

Bricolage in Bruton

The current exhibition at Bruton’s Museum is a collection of contemporary bricolage and drawings by artist Alexandra Drysdale. What’s bricolage, you ask? It’s the creation or construction from a diverse range of available things, the process of improvisation in a human endeavour. The objects on display combine original and traditional techniques of art and craft,… Continue Reading

Celtic folk in Cary

Roving Crows will be playing at Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ on Saturday 08 December.  They are a Celtic folk fusion band – innovative, funky and energetic.  Doors open 18.45.  Performance starts 19.30.  Advance tickets £12.00 from Bailey Hill bookshop, Castle Cary or www.wegottickets.com/event/436734 £15 on the door. Plenty of free off road parking and cash… Continue Reading

Rail disruption over Christmas and New Year

Rail disruption over Christmas and New Year

Westbury station will be closed over Christmas and New Year, meaning that most northbound trains from Bruton will not go beyond Frome. This will disrupt travellers to and from Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Southampton and London Waterloo. A bus service will run from Frome. From the GWR website: Westbury Station will be closed from Sunday 23… Continue Reading

Consultation on proposed housing development

Consultation on proposed housing development

The team behind a proposed new housing development off the Brewham Road near Darkey Lane are holding a drop-in session so locals can find out more about their plans. The developers are Acorn, the company behind the project currently being built on the Frome Road, but this development will be very different in character and affordability.… Continue Reading

Memorial service for former master of Sexey’s Hospital

A memorial service for Neville Chamberlain, for many years Master of Sexey’s Hospital and a well loved and respected member of the Bruton community, will be held on November 24th at 10am at St Mary’s. The Rt Rev Chamberlain, who before moving to Bruton was Bishop of Brechin, died on October 8th, aged 78. Daily… Continue Reading

Her Majesty Visits Bruton

Her Majesty Visits Bruton

On 28th March we were thrilled to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to Bruton where she paid visit to a number of local institutions, including Hauser & Wirth Somerset and  Roth Bar & Grill. Earlier in the day, Her Majesty officially opened the Queen Elizabeth Music School at King’s School, Bruton on the occasion of their… Continue Reading

Brue Crew needs your help

Brue Crew needs your help

BrueCREW need your strong arms and backs on Saturday, 25th May to complete their most ambitious ‘natural flood management’ work to date – building two stone berms upstream of Church Bridge. Volunteers should arrive at 9 am for a briefing, by the riverside seat at the Patwell Lane end of Church Bridge. Local stone will… Continue Reading

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’… Continue Reading

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

The organisers of a festival at Gilcombe Farm are offering Bruton residents a discount on ticket. The One Love festival is described as “at the forefront of the UK Reggae and World music scene for over 11yrs – The People’s Festival of un-dividing peace and un-conquering love – we create a world that allows you… Continue Reading

Lamyatt Fete – change of start time

Note that the Lamyatt Fete on June 30th starts at 3pm, not 2pm as previously advertised. Lamyatt-Fete   Continue Reading

Caro hosts Nordic Supper

Caro hosts Nordic Supper

Inspired by a windswept walk though the forest and onto the beach, Caro welcomes you to enjoy their menu of Northern European ingredients, bringing a uniquely Nordic experience to life. £35, BYOB. Email hello@carosomerset.com to book. June 16th at 7.30pm, The Space at Caro, Grove Alley. Continue Reading

Pitcombe Fayre is fun for all

Pitcombe Fayre is fun for all

Pitcombe Fayre on Satrurday June 16th promises a fun afternoon for all the family. The afternoon, which kicks off at 12 at Hadspen Village Hall, includes a barbeque & bar, amusements and displays, family dog show, stalls and entertainments and live music. Bring the Mother in Law, the children and your dog! Admission is free… Continue Reading

Summer party with a circus theme

Summer party with a circus theme

There may not have been a Packhorse Fair this year – it will return in 2019 – but that doesn’t mean that Bruton is missing a chance to party in the sun (hopefully). Hauser & Wirth is hosting a festival weekend in July which will unite the gallery, restaurant, and farm with a host of… Continue Reading

The circus is coming to town!

The circus is coming to town!

Happy’s Circus is coming to Bruton on Friday 11th May to raise money for Bruton Primary School. Don’t forget to grab your tickets whilst you can from Bruton Primary school and Church Bridge Stores…a perfect time for family and friends to come together for an evening of fun and laughter! 6pm at Sheephouse Farm, Brewham… Continue Reading

Choral Society hold gala concert featuring local composer

Choral Society hold gala concert featuring local composer

With summer around the corner Bruton Choral Society are delighted to present a special 25th Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration of the Royal Wedding, to be held at King’s Bruton on Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm. The Society are proud of keeping the tradition of choral singing alive: this concert aims to be a celebration… Continue Reading

Local writing courses start this week

A limited number of places are still available on two writing courses run in Shepton Montague by Susan Elderkin. Contect her for more details: hello@susanelderkin.com 07981 924315 Continue Reading

Support for well being in South Somerset

Support for well being in South Somerset

A new NHS website has launched promoting well being in the area, and including a directory of available help and support. You can browse through hundreds of local services, groups and activities that could improve your well being, as well as finding health-boosting self-management tools and tips. The directory includes organisations which can help with… Continue Reading

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece comes to Bruton

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece comes to Bruton

The musical successor to the sci-fi horror classic movie, with added rock & roll and laughs, is coming to Bruton in April. It may also bear a passing resemblance to The Tempest, if you haven’t seen the film.. Bruton and Batcombe Players are staging the show in the 12th, 13th and 14th of April in… Continue Reading

Somerset Sight seeks volunteers in Bruton

Somerset Sight seeks volunteers in Bruton

Somerset Sight is a standalone charity that was first established in 1919, so we celebrate our Centenary next year! We started in 1919 to help the veterans returning from the trenches at the end of WW1 as many of them were suffering sight loss due to being injured or gassed during that conflict, and since… Continue Reading

Bruton Carers group seeks help

Bruton Carers group seeks help

Bruton Carers Support Group needs friendly people to help the sessions to run smoothly, and provide support to people who spend lots of their time caring for others. The group gives carers the opportunity to take a break, meet other carers, find out how to access information, and get support. It takes place at the… Continue Reading

Help our river with the BrueCREW

Help our river with the BrueCREW

Come to a public meeting to hear about BrueCREW’s projects for 2017/2018: 7.30-9.30pm, Wednesday 29 November in the Clubroom, At The Chapel, Bruton and bring your skills, knowledge and energy. BrueCREW is a new charitable incorporated organisation set up to restore the natural balance of Bruton’s stretch of the river Brue as a haven for… 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

Singer-songwriter visits Cary

Singer-songwriter visits Cary

Singer-songwriter, musician & actress Charlie Dore, best known for her 1979 US hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”, visits Castle Cary next month. She will be joined on stage by Julian Littman (Steeleye Span, Dexy’s Midnight Runners) who has performed with Charlie throughout her career including Glastonbury and Cropredy festivals. Expect an evening of eclectic, contemporary… Continue Reading

Help save Man on Bench for Bruton

Help save Man on Bench for Bruton

What would you think if you had the opportunity to buy a piece of sculpture for £10…. a unique piece of art, for the price of two cinema tickets? Contribute to keeping Man on Bench in Bruton Whether you are a local or someone who may one day be a visitor to our town, you… Continue Reading

Travel photographer Max Milligan on show in Frome

Acclaimed Scottish landscape photographer Max Milligan will be exhibiting some of his latest work  at Settlers Stores new boutique in Frome as part of Somerset Art Weeks  Prospect Festival 2017. On the walls of Settlers Stores, travel photographer Max Milligan will be  displaying dramatic photographs from Congo, Ghana and Scotland. A fine art photographer, Max has  published six books, and his work has been exhibited around the world.  “Company Founder Zara d‘Abo“  Continue Reading

Can you spare Bruton Mini Day Care a few hours?

We would like a few more volunteers to help out or even cook a healthy/hearty meal every 4 to 6 weeks for about 15-18 people. Nothing fancy!!  All expenses reimbursed.   Our members are elderly folk and really look forward to their Monday get together.    If you feel you can help us out could you please contact  Patricia Whittock on 01749 812035 or 07754 150419 or e-mail patriciawhittock@gmail.com  Continue Reading

Somerset Wildlife Trust’s steam train bake-off

Somerset Wildlife Trust’s special fundraiser returns for a second year and is proud to present the ‘Steam Tea Wildlife Special’  steam train ride on Thursday 26th October.  This year it returns with a special VIP guest – Val Stones from TV’s ‘Great British Bake Off’. Winning the hearts of millions, and much loved for her cheeky comments,… Continue Reading

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,… 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

THE WORLD FIRST SUPERHERO TRI SEES PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS CHEER ON OVER 1,500 EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES

THE WORLD FIRST SUPERHERO TRI SEES PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS CHEER ON OVER 1,500 EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES

The first ever Superhero Tri, powered by npower, celebrated over 1,500 Everyday Superheroes at the atmospheric event More than 20 teams took part in the Celebrity Superhero Tri alone, each with their own Celebrity Team Captain Celebrity Team Captains included MBE and double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock, who led team npower through the Superhero Tri The Superhero… 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

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