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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:29 14 August 2017

Browse a variety of gins at The Grand Pier Gin Festival (c) Minzina / Thinkstock

Browse a variety of gins at The Grand Pier Gin Festival (c) Minzina / Thinkstock

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Somerset

1. Silk Series Race, Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse is to host a race exclusively for female jockeys, as part of the Silk Series initiative from Arena Racing Company on Saturday August 19. It will see professional and amateur female jockeys compete in races hosted at nine Ladies’ Days across ARC racecourses in 2017.

2. Clevedon Art Club Open

From Saturday August 19, join the Clevedon Art Club for the 61st annual Open Art Exhibition of mixed media art works, including drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, by a range of artists. Both members and non-members of the Clevedon Art Club submit up to four pieces for the exhibition, which will be held at the Science Atrium of Clevedon School, between 103.0am-6pm and 2-6pm on Sundays.

3. Pride & Prejudice, Dunster Castle & Gardens

Dunster Castle and Gardens in Minehead will play host to the Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a much-anticipated adaptation of Jane Austen’s loveable classic Pride & Prejudice on Saturday August 19 from 6.30pm. Audiences are invited to bring along a rug and a picnic to enjoy a wonderful evening of open-air theatre with family and friends.

4. Cadburyfest, Cadbury House, near Congresbury

The first ever Cadburyfest will take place on Saturday August 19 at Doubletree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury with street food, live music and entertainment, al fresco bars, market stalls and fun sports activities.

4. Grand Pier Gin Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

On Saturday August 19, walk along Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier and browse stall-after-stall of different gins to purchase. There will also be live music as well as a series of talks and masterclasses to enjoy.

We update 5 things to do in Somerset at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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