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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2020

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Feb 15th
Sing Mozart's wonderful Requiem, with Bridgwater Choral Soc, Salvation Army Hall, Moorland Rd., Bridgwater
Registration from 9:30am
Come and Sing Mozart's wonderful Requiem, with Bridgwater Choral Soc, conductor Iain Cooper 10:00 till 4:00. Registration from 9:30.Tea and biscuits supplied, bring packed lunch.
A friendly group, all welcome, music supplied .
Contact: 01278 734588 Peter Attwood secretary.
Cost £12

Feb 20th
Stowey Gardeners Talk
'The Meeting of Wild & Garden Plants'
Church Centre, St. Mary's Street, Nether Stowey
7 for 7.30pm
Stowey Gardeners 'The Meeting of Wild & Garden Plants', by Lady Rosemary FitzGerald Venue: PostCode: TA51LJ Details:
This is an illustrated talk by Lady Rosemary FitzGerald, a well-known local plantswoman
Contact: 01278733245

Feb 22nd Sat Pip Utton is at home with Well Shakespeare Holford & District Village Hall, 7:30pm
"Shakespeare comes to life masterfully. Poestic, fun and beautiful." theaterparadijs.nl
Tickets £10/ child £5
Tel: 07843 348057 or 01278 741184
Small bar available.
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March 7th
GREEK MEZZE Holford & District Village Hall, 7pm
Join us for a Greek Mezze evening - authentic Greek dishes, bar, music, dancing 7pm
Tickets £20
Contact: quantockstudio@gmail.com
Tel: 01278 741184 / 741541

March 14th Sat Somerset Opera perform Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera 'Iolanthe Holford & District Village Hall,
Somerset Opera perform Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera 'Iolanthe'- a satirical fantasy featuring a melodious score and brilliant wit.
Tickets and time: TBC
Contact: ann.anderson@hotmail.co.uk quantockstudio@gmail.com Tel: 01278 741541 / 741184

March 19th Thu Stowey Gardeners' Talk:
'The Wardian Case and other Amazing Gardening Innovations
Church Centre, St. Mary's Street, Nether Stowey
7 for 7.30pm
Stowey Gardeners 'The Wardian Case and other Amazing Gardening InnovationsSecateurs and seed merchants, ha-has and herbaceous borders, greenhouses and lawnmowers - these are things we take for granted when we garden today, but which were once radical new ideas. In this entertaining talk Abigail will discuss some of the innovations that have shaped the modern garden and which she has explored in her latest book “The Remarkable Case of Dr Ward and Other Amazing Gardening Innovations” ("rollicking potted history of horticulture from the Roman Empire to the inspired innovators of the 19th century." Amateur Gardening magazine.) Abigail( who was a resident of Nether Stowey) is an arts and gardening writer whose 'London Garden Book A-Z' has twice been shortlisted for the Garden Media Guild's Inspirational Book of the Year award. She lives and gardens in Somerset.
Contact: 01278733245


March 21st Sat Andy Eastwood and Friends Princess, Theatre Burnham, 8pm
The supreme Music Hall style entertainer Andy Eastwood is playing the Princess Theatre. Whether he is playing ukulele, violin, banjolele or guitar this charismatic entertainer will enthral you with his versatility and demeanour. For many years Andy was on the Ken Dodd theatre show tours and now travels Britain and Europe with either his Music Hall style evening, his show Those Were The Days or as a wonderful solo act.
Reserved seats £15 from the box office in person
or phone 01278 784464.
open Tuesday -Friday 10am - 3pm
10am - 1pm on Saturdays also online Supporting Burnham Hospital League of Friends Contact: 01278451187

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April 13th
Antique & Collectors Fair
Kilve Court, Kilve, 10am-4pm
The Annual and much acclaimed Antique & Collectors Fair will be held on Easter Monday April 13th from 10am-4pm.
Free parking. Coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas.

Anyone interested in having a stall at this event is asked to contact Robbie Rutt who may be reached by e-mail:- davidandrobbie@talktalk.net or by telephone on 01278 741594 / 0790 102874

April 25th-26th
Minehead Literary Festival Early bird tickets now on sale for Minehead Literary Festival 2020
Minehead Literary Festival returns for a second year over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday April 25 and 26 with a fabulous line-up of speakers.  
The early bird discounted weekend pass for just £30 is available until March 27, 2020,
Tickets and detailed information online at www.mineheadliteraryfestival.org.  
Minehead Literary Festival
Minehead Literary Festival returns for a second year with a fabulous line-up of speakers, led by Dame Margaret Drabble. Other special attractions include:

A no-charge session for children on Saturday morning, 10.30-11.15am, in the Methodist Church Hall, led by popular children’s author Sam Angus.  The session is free to children and accompanying adults, but registering in advance is essential;
call 01643 703921 or email

A Creative Workshop, run by published author Hazel Prior on Saturday afternoon, 2.45-4.15p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, on writing fiction and getting published.  Tickets at £10/£12, are limited and booking essential -
see website or call 01643 703921

Fringe event organised by local creative writing group Café Write, Sunday 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m, in the Old Hospital. Writers Helen Baggott and Clare Donoghue will talk about getting published, especially self and virtual publication. Tickets available from the Apple Tree Tea Rooms, The Avenue Minehead or call 01643 703921 - & see www.cafewrite.wildapricot.org

Early Bird discounted weekend passes for just £30 remain available ‘til March 27th - these and all tickets for MLF 2020 may be booked online at www.mineheadliteraryfestival.org    For more information about MLF 2020, please visit the website or call 01643 703921.

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