Spotlight Events in Taunton and Bridgwater
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Taunton's rich military and religious history makes it popular with tourists. Explore your hometown by visiting our site to learn what's on Taunton, from indoor cycling classes to the Sunday Carvery at Taunton and Pickeridge. Hestercombe Gardens often hosts fun events suitable for folks of all ages, and you can always find a good antique or boot sale in the area at least once a month. 

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Shark in the Park
  • Sunday 24th September 1:00pm until 3:00pm
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live... View event
Compass Wellbeing Stay and Play
New Stay and Play Group for Tots in Taunton View event
Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan - War Stories
  • Monday 25th September 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Their eponymous book on which the talk is based draws on 30 true stories about men and women who’ve made their mark on wartime history from the incredible escape of John Bukleley and a handful of the crew... View event
Rhyme Time
Join in singing with some traditional nursery rhymes from Museum of Somerset's Rhyme Around the World exhibition. View event
A Ghost Story
  • Tuesday 26th September 7:30pm until 9:00pm
A Ghost Story is an American drama film written and directed by David Lowery. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January this year. View event
Final Portrait
  • Wednesday 27th September 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Final Portrait, written and directed by Stanley Tucci, follows the artist Giacometti (Geoffery Rush) as he endeavors to paint a portrait of young American art critic James Lord (Armie Hammer) in 1964. View event
An Evening of Mediumship with psychic medium Tony Stockwell
  • Wednesday 27th September 8:00pm until 11:00pm
It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s psychic medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones. View event
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market
Chard Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Craft Market @ the Guildhall View event
Taunton Farmers Market
Farmers Market held every Thursday in the centre of town View event
Black Sabbath The End of The End
  • Thursday 28th September 7:30pm until 9:30pm
The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal – Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began,... View event
1920's Tea Party
  • Friday 29th September 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Dance the Charleston at this 1920s Tea Party View event
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
  • Friday 29th September 7:30pm until 9:35pm
Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. The fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American songbook... View event
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
Feast Food & Drink Festival
  • Saturday 30th September, 10:00am - Until Sunday 1st October, 4:00pm
A weekend celebration of the very best local food and drink in the region. You'll find a quality food and drink market on Castle Green, talks, workshops and chef demonstrations in the hotel, and of course... View event
Taunton Titans RFC Home Games
Taunton RFC is one of Somerset's most successful sports clubs and currently plays in National League 2 South. The club has a great community atmosphere and a vibrant programme of events throughout the... View event
Taunton Titans RFC vs Redruth
  • Saturday 30th September, 3:00pm
Taunton RFC is one of Somerset's most successful sports clubs and currently plays in National League 2 South. The club has a great community atmosphere and a vibrant programme of events throughout the... View event
Wellington Carnival
  • Saturday 30th September, 7:30pm
Experience one of the Somerset's most spectacular events as it tours through Wellington. The carnival held every September is organised by the Wellington Carnival Committee – they plan the carnival which... View event
Matt Forde - A show hastility rewritten in light of recent events - again@!
  • Saturday 30th September 8:00pm until 10:00pm
A night of ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump. Matt Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists,... View event
Matt Forde - A show hastily rewritten in light of recent events - again@!
  • Saturday 30th September 8:00pm until 10:00pm
A night of ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump. Matt Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists,... View event
The Quantock Belle Dining Train
The Quantock Belle operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam. Enjoy... View event
Haynes Breakfast Club for Motoring Enthusiasts
Calling all motoring enthusiasts! On the first Sunday of each month there will be a breakfast club open to all marques. This event will be held outside the Museum and is FREE to join in. View event
The Black Dyke Band
  • Sunday 1st October 2:00pm until 5:00pm
The Black Dyke Band, the most famous brass band in the world whose history can be traced back to 1816, will present a concert under its music director, Professor Nicholas Childs. View event
Two Blokes and a Piano
  • Sunday 1st October, 3:30pm
Come along and enjoy an afternoon listening to the hilarious and much loved works of flanders and swann & stilgoe and skellern. Fine artistry in words & music. View event
La Boheme
  • Tuesday 3rd October 7:15pm until 10:30pm
EVENT CINEMA (LIVE): Puccini’s passionate Opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Marius Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones. View event
The Big Stick
  • Wednesday 4th October 11:30am until 1:40pm
This romantic comedy, written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, is loosely based on their real-life romance and the culture clashes of being an interracial couple. View event
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