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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Chard Museum & Heritage Centre
Chard Museum first set-up in 1970 to exhibit the many interesting events & people what originate from Chard The pioneer of powered flight John Stringfellow. See his plane that flew in 1848 Home of James... View event
Terrific Tuesday – Fête Fun
  • Tuesday 25th July 10:00am until 3:00pm
During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week View event
Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
  • Wednesday 26th July 7:30pm until 9:30pm
A spectacular two hour show telling the story of Billy Fury, Britain’s legendary Rock ‘n’ Roller, featuring the original members of his band, Fury’s Tornados, and the golden voice of Colin Gold. 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
Ride
  • Thursday 27th July 11:00am until 11:20am
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre present: RIDE! Outdoors dance performance. View event
Ride
  • Thursday 27th July 2:30pm until 2:50pm
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre present: RIDE! A free, outdoor dance performance. View event
Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Princess and the Pig’
  • Thursday 27th July 5:30pm until 7:00pm
Folksy’s outdoor performance of this wonderful story should not be missed.   View event
Angels in America: Perestrokia
  • Thursday 27th July 7:00pm until 11:20pm
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. View event
My Cousin Rachel
  • Friday 28th July 7:30pm until 9:30pm
CINEMA: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. 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
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
Terrific Tuesday – Mini Gardening
  • Saturday 29th July 10:00am until 3:00pm
During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe –The last Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a gardening theme – come and have a View event
Taunton Live
  • Saturday 29th July 11:00am until 6:00pm
The performing Arts & Creative festival is being held between 24th-30th July 2017 with a number of events being held during the week. FREE live music festival is being held on Saturday 29th July at Castle... View event
The Little Mix Experience
  • Saturday 29th July 6:00pm until 8:00pm
If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! View event
Apple Country Chorus
  • Sunday 30th July, 2:00pm
Apple County Chorus is a group of women of all ages who get together to share their joy for singing. They are very popular in the Somerset area and frequently requested to sing at Charity Events, Shows,... View event
Folksy Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’
  • Sunday 30th July 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Enjoy this popular Shakespearean comedy with mistaken identity and role reversal at its heart. Roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Orangery Lawn as you watch the play unfold – the perfect way... View event
Compass Wellbeing Stay and Play
New Stay and Play Group for Tots in Taunton View event
Terrific Tuesday – Animal Antics
  • Tuesday 1st August 10:00am until 3:00pm
During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe –The second Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an animal theme. View event
National Theatre Live: Angels in America. Part 2
  • Tuesday 1st August 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Part 2 - Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. View event
Flower Power in the Park
  • Thursday 3rd August 5:30pm until 8:00pm
Flock with friends and family to a flower-focused food event with a free flower drink! View event
Taunton Flower Show
  • Friday 4th August, 9:00am - Until Saturday 5th August, 6:00pm
Taunton Flower Show has been held in Vivary Park Taunton since 1851 & looks like being the last,so make sure you visit this year ! View event
Starlight Outdoor Cinema - Pretty Woman
  • Friday 4th August, 9:00am
Make your summer nights extra special by watching your favourite movies under the starlight. 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
Youth Theatre Group - Taster Session
  • Tuesday 8th August 10:30am until 12:30pm
Somerset is full of funny stories, brilliant characters and strange myths. The time has come to turn these tales into mini plays, and bring some of the county’s best-kept secrets to life! From dragons... View event
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