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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:35 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:35 29 March 2017

Views from the Quantocks over the Blackdown Hills (c) acceleratorhams / Thinkstock

Views from the Quantocks over the Blackdown Hills (c) acceleratorhams / Thinkstock


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. Bristol Fashion Week

From Wednesday March 29 to Sunday April 2, lovers of fashion can head to Cribbs Causeway, a short drive from Bristol’s city centre, with 17 catwalk fashions planned presented by TV stylist Mark Heyes and British fashion designer Henry Holland.

2. A Fragile Beauty: Art on The Blackdown Hills 1909-1925, Museum of Somerset, Taunton

From Saturday March 25 to Saturday July 8, this major exhibition at the Museum of Somerset tells the story of the Camden Town Group and its work on the Blackdown Hills. The exhibition celebrates a very significant moment in the art of the West Country and includes works by Spencer Gore, Charles Ginner, Robert Bevan and Walter Sickert, which have been borrowed from a range of public and private collections.

3. Tasting Supper, Rumwell Farm Shop, near Taunton

Wine lovers in Somerset are invited to Rumwell Farm Shop’s first ever Wine Tasting Supper on Friday March 31 from 7pm. There’ll be seven wines to try at the event alongside breads, oils and olives, and followed with coq au vin and a selection of cheeses. To book tickets call 01823 461599 and select option 4 or email café@rumwellfarmshop.com.

4. Joel Dommett at Westlands, Yeovil

Comedian Joel Dommett, fresh from his memorable performance on 2016’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, brings his latest show to Westlands, Yeovil on Friday March 31. Tickets start at £11.50 or can be booked online.

5. Women in art, Ilminster Arts Centre

Textile, art, ceramics, mixed media, enamels and more will be on show at an Emerging Group exhibition by 12 Good Women, plus three guest artists at Ilminster Arts Centre. The exhibition will be running from Monday March 27 to Saturday April 8.

For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

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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