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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:35 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:35 19 August 2019

Tobacco Factory Theatres co-presents an immersive promenade performance of Moby Dick on board Brunel's SS Great Britain (c) chrisdorney/Getty Images

Tobacco Factory Theatres co-presents an immersive promenade performance of Moby Dick on board Brunel's SS Great Britain (c) chrisdorney/Getty Images

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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. The Magic of Motown, The Playhouse in Weston-Super-Mare

Music fans won't want to miss The Magic of Motown, coming to Weston-Super-Mare's Playhouse on Friday, August 23. Enjoy 40 classic Motown hits, including the timeless classics of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, as well glittering costume changes and dazzling dance moves.

2. Somerset Tribute Festival, Yeovil Showground

This year, Somerset Tribute Festival is bringing you two days (August 24 and 25) of the UK's top tribute bands, as well a silent disco tent. Camping tickets are also available.

3. Burnham Model Railway Show

The Burnham-on-Sea & District Model Railway Club will be holding their next show on August 24 and 25 from 10am-4pm at King Alfred School in Highbridge. There will be at least 15 layouts covering a range of different scales, as well as an ever-popular Lego layout.

4. Mendip Ramblers Walking Festival

This year Mendip Ramblers' annual free walking festival will be based in Shepton Mallet over the August Bank Holiday weekend. On each day there will be three morning walks, ranging from approximately 3 to 11 miles, starting at 10am, and a shorter 3 to 4-mile walk, starting at 1.30pm. New and inexperienced walkers, children with their families, and non-Ramblers are all welcome, with tea and cake available after each walk.

5. Moby Dick, Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol

From August 18-26, Tobacco Factory Theatres co-presents an immersive promenade performance of Moby Dick on board Brunel's SS Great Britain. Masters of site-specific theatre Darkstuff Productions bring their critically acclaimed re-imagining of the journey in pursuit of the legendary white whale to this iconic Bristol attraction.

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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