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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Taunton and Bridgwater Events
Open-Up: Outdoor Exhibition
  • Tuesday 1st June, 10:00am - Until Sunday 27th June, 4:00pm
Open-Up is a series of outdoor artworks commissioned by Hestercombe Gallery in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. View event
Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste
  • Tuesday 1st June, 11:00am - Until Sunday 27th June, 5:00pm
To celebrate Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s life and his importance to the history of Hestercombe and the South West, we bring together the largest survey of his original artworks and objects ever seen in... View event
Jackdaw Line by Richard Long
  • Tuesday 8th June, 10:00am - Until Sunday 27th June, 5:00pm
Celebrated artist Richard Long’s artwork Jackdaw Line is set in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape Garden. View event
Landscape Portrait: Now and Then
  • Monday 17th May, 11:00am - Until Sunday 25th July, 5:00pm
Opening on Monday 17th May, this show brings works by Andy Warhol, Derek Jarman, Claudette Johnson, Susan Derges, Leon Kossoff, Patrick Caulfield, Gilbert and George and Balraj Khanna to Somerset, and... View event
St Margaret's Hospice Care Glorious Somerset Gardens
  • Friday 28th May - Until Sunday 25th July
The return of St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s Glorious Somerset Gardens! View event
Summer Late Openings
  • Wednesday 2nd June, 5:00pm - Until Wednesday 29th September, 8:00pm
Hestercombe's gardens will be open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings throughout June, July, August and September View event
The Artist's Apprentice Trail
  • Tuesday 1st June, 10:00am - Until Sunday 31st October, 4:00pm
Join intrepid artist Coplestone Warre Bampfylde as you traverse his landscape gardens, jumping from view to view as you create a masterpiece of your own! View event
Bottomless Brunch (Weekends)
  • Saturday 5th June, 10:00am - Until Sunday 2nd January, 11:30am
Enjoy a sumptuous bottomless brunch from 10am to 11.30am every Saturday and Sunday ~ perfect for catch-ups with friends! View event
Summer Late Openings
Hestercombe's beautiful summer gardens will be open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings throughout June, July, August and September View event
Taunton Farmers Market
Farmers Market held every Thursday in the center of town. We are open throughout this Lockdown, so, please come & support us. Thank you View event
Taunton Farmers' Market
The Vale is a genuine Farmer and Producers co-operative which has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 1999. You can find them in Taunton High Street, every Thursday from 9am until 3pm. View event
Chew Chew Bbq Drive-Thru @ Master Thatcher, Taunton
Head down between 4-8pm Weds, Thursday and Friday and pick up a chicken or veggie wrap in our social distancing Drive Thru @ The Master Thatcher Pub Taunton. Pedestrians and Cars welcome, all food to... View event
  • Thursday 24th June 7:30pm until 10:00pm
Celebrating a new decade together, Blake have chosen their all-time favourites to bring you an extraordinary show that highlights their harmonies better than ever before! View event
Bridgwater Castle Market
Castle Market is held every Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. You can find us on Fore Street in the town center. View event
  • Friday 25th June 7:00pm until 10:00pm
In the 1980s, Jacob (Steven Yeun) and wife Monica (Yeri Han) move from Korea with their children David (Alan Kim) and Ann (Noel Kate Cho) to the United States in search of their own American Dream. View event
Chard Saturday Street Market
Chard Outdoor Saturday Street Market @ Fore Street Chard View event
The Greatest Movies Show
  • Saturday 26th June 7:30pm until 11:00pm
Bringing you all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with this all singing, all Dancing production! View event
Pretty and Punk Wedding Show
  • Sunday 27th June 11:00am until 3:00pm
😎HONEYMOON PLANNING EXHIBITOR😎 Planning the wedding's all good, but what about your great escape as newlyweds after?! Let the guys at Not Just Travel Wanderlust take care of this for you!☀️ View event
Axminster Car Boot Sale
Axmister Car Boot Sale is held every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday at Axminster Showground from 1pm to 4pm. View event
Tiny Dancers
Creative dance and play for under 5s and their adults with Kayla Harkins. View event
Taunton Vale Rotary Canal Challenge
  • Sunday 4th July
CYCLE WALK PADDLE.... the entire length of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal (or stop at Maunsel Lock) View event
Lunchtime Concert "Pipes and Reeds" -  Music for Clarinet and Organ
  • Friday 9th July 12:45pm until 1:30pm
Clarinettist, Kevin Hurst and Organist Jonathan Delbridge join forces to provide a concert of music celebrating music from the baroque and classical periods, View event
  • Saturday 10th July 11:00am until 11:00pm
Somerstock, Somerton’s very own family friendly music festival, returns to Somerton Recreation Ground on Saturday 10th July. View event
Summer Flower Arranging Workshop
  • Sunday 11th July 9:30am until 12:30pm
Spend a morning flower arranging with experienced florist and flower grower Jan from Blue Shed Flowers. View event
Train Travel with Cheese and Cider
West Somerset Railway are offering trips from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with Cheese and Cider on your outward journey and a cream tea on your return! View event
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