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May 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 23 May
18.00 - 20.00
Author Talk by Justin Newland: The Great Ming Code

Somerset author Dr. Justin Newland’s fascination with the supernatural inspired his latest novel, The Old Dragon’s Head, a historical thriller played out in in the shadows of the Great Wall of China.

Taking place at Bridgwater Library from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday 23rd May 2019, ‘The Great Ming Code: How the Law Book of the Ming Dynasty attempted to harmonise human society with the will of Heaven’ will explore how the rule of law reached into every aspect of people’s lives, even that of the Emperor. He’ll also discuss his writing and sign copies of his book. 

For further information about the author, visit http://www.justinnewland.com/

The event is free. Just come along. For more details ask at Library Reception, email brwlib@somerset.co.uk or telephone 0300-123-2224. 

For further information, visit http://somersetlibraries.co.uk/events/local-author-talk-the-great-ming-code-with-dr-justin-newland/


Bridgwater LibraryContact: Nadja McDevitt
Telephone: 0300 123 2224
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Fri 24 May - Sun 26 May
11am-1am
Wells Comedy Festival 2019

Wells Comedy Festival 2019

England’s smallest city hosts a big weekend of stand-up.

The Wells Comedy Festival – now in its fifth year – brings the finest comedians in the country to the heart of Somerset for jam-packed weekend.

This year there are over 70 shows across six Wells venues over the bank holiday weekend of 24-26 May.

2019’s programmes features:
Nish Kumar • Lost Voice Guy • Josie Long • Phil Wang • Nick Helm • John Robins • Mark Watson • Shappi Khorsandi • Ed Gamble • Hal Cruttenden • Dave Johns • Jan Ravens • Suzi Ruffell • Jamali Maddix • Tony Law • Fern Brady • Sofie Hagen • Desiree Burch • Spencer Jones • Kiri Pritchard-McLean • Sarah Kendall • Andrew Maxwell • Glenn Moore • Jayde Adams • Adam Riches • Lou Sanders • Ahir Shah • John Kearns • Comedians Cinema Club: Hot Fuzz • Abandoman • Rhys James • Jessica Fostekew • Laura Lexx • Luke McQueen • Vikki Stone • Brett Goldstein • Jarred Christmas • Adam Hess • Sara Barron • Stevie Martin • Karl Theobald • Jordan Brookes • Gein’s Family Giftshop • Ben Target • Rosie Jones • Goose • Garrett Millerick • Lucy Pearman • Bobby Mair • Pat Cahill • Stuart Laws • Olga Koch • Tiff Stevenson • Hoovering Podcast • Harriet Kemsley • Foxdog Studios • Annie McGrath • Sunil Patel • Matthew Highton

Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2019

Tickets start at £7 and are on sale now from www.wellscomfest.com


Wells, SomersetContact: Ben Williams
Telephone: 0844 888 9991
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Wed 29 May - Sat 01 June
Open 9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath & West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Tickets from Sherborne and Dorchester TICs. 


The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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June 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Wed 29 May - Sat 01 June
Open 9am - 6pm
The Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath & West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is a fun day out for the whole family. From the country's finest livestock, a miniature railway and farming demonstrations for families, to the National Cheese Awards, vast food halls filled with the finest local produce and the glamour of Ladies Day, there really is something for everyone.

Tickets from Sherborne and Dorchester TICs. 


The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN Contact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Sat 01 JuneAuction of Vintage and Classic Motorcycles

Plenty of interest is expected for a rare group of British vintage motorcycles going under the Charterhouse hammer in their 1st June auction of vintage and classic motorcycles at The Vintage Nostalgia Show at Stockton Park, Wiltshire.

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In this specialist motorcycle auction, there are bikes dating from 1919 through to 2008. British bikes are well represented with Triumph, BSA, Ariel, Sunbeam, Norton, AJS, Velocette, Cotton and Rickman Metisse which will be battling against Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati and Harley-Davidson to name a few.

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British Vintage Motorcycles
Decades of Motorbikes
The Vintage Nostalgia Show at Stockton Park, WiltshireContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Fri 21 JuneCollectors’ Items Auction

A silk scarf, owned by icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn and other items are going under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 21st June.

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Audrey Hepburn Scarf
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3BSContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Sun 23 JuneAuction of Classic and Vintage sports cars

Two red sports cars in the Charterhouse specialist auction of classic and vintage sports cars offer drivers a different driving experience when they go under the hammer in their classic and vintage car auction.

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Red Sports Cars
The Bristol Classic Car Show, Shepton Mallet Contact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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July 2019Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 21 July
09:30am to 4.00pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

16th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Porsche will be the 2019 marque feature, with an historic line up of cars including race, rally and road cars from 1948 to the present day. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.

Adult, in advance £13, at the gate £15; Child (accompanied under 16 years) FREE.

Visit www.classic-supercars.co.uk for more information.


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NRContact: Show Secretary
Telephone: 07769 114211
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