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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:17 14 October 2019

The Wells Festival of Literature kicks off Friday, October 18 up until October 26 (c) travellinglight / Getty Images

The Wells Festival of Literature kicks off Friday, October 18 up until October 26 (c) travellinglight / Getty Images

(C)2017 Colin & Linda McKie ((C)2017 Colin & Linda McKie (Photographer) - [None]

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. Dark Skies Festival, Exmoor National Park

From October 14, the third annual Dark Skies Festival boasts a jam-packed programme of events including a family astro-party, night mountain-biking, nocturnal wildlife walks and stargazing with delicious food.

2. Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 2019 returns for its fourth edition with a theme of rustic to refined luxury antiques in the contemporary home. From October 18-20, the luxurious and spacious venue of Haynes Motor Museum will be transformed to an interior design hub with curated and inspirational stands from more than 50 exhibitors.

3. Shepton Mallet Sunday Market

The monthly Shepton Mallet Sunday Market is back, kicking off from 10am-3pm on Sunday, October 20 in the Market Place and featuring a variety of market stalls and shops as well as music and entertainment.

4. Wells Festival of Literature

Taking place from October 18-26, this year's Wells Festival of Literature features its best line-up yet, promising a heady mix of social commentators, historians, artists, entertainers, poets, novelists, well-known household names, and new voices on the brink of fame.

5. Lost Dog's Juliet and Romeo, Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare

Hosted at Weston's Grand Pier, this fantastic reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on Friday, October 18, is part of Theatre Orchard's Dance Dynamic Weston season. With Lost Dog's blend of dance, theatre and comedy this stunning duet is a humorous and heartfelt look at love, loss, longevity and our cultural obsession with youth.

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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