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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:13 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:13 20 May 2019

Nish Kumar  is at Wells Comedy Festival

Nish Kumar is at Wells Comedy Festival


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. Shindig Festival in Bruton

Excitable festival-goers will be making their way to Gilcombe Farm from May 23-26 for the sixth annual Shindig Festival. Confirmed acts include Estelle, Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds and Dub Pistols, as well as DJ sets, comedy, talks and cabaret including Aardman Model Making Workshops and the Bullzini Family Circus.

2. Wells Comedy Festival

Nish Kumar, Lost Voice Guy, Josie Long, Phil Wang, John Robins, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Ed Gamble, Dave Johns and more head to England's smallest city for Wells Comedy Festival, taking place May 24-26. This weekend-long stand-up jamboree, with dozens of comedy shows, will take place at six venues in Wells, all within walking distance of one another.

3. Castle Cary Choir Concert, Castle Cary's Methodist Church

On Friday May 24, an evening of wonderful choral music awaits at Castle Cary's Methodist Church as the choir welcomes special guest Marta Fontanals-Simmons, an internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano who has performed at Glyndeborne and had a lead role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Tickets, priced at £10, are available from choir members or by calling 07970 039007.

4. eat: Burnham

Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the multi-award winning eat:festivals give local food and drink businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and help spread the word on who they are. On Saturday, May 25 eat will be coming to Burnham-on-Sea with all the best food and drink the county has to offer.

5. Wildlife Week at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Nature lovers should head to Cheddar Gorge and Caves during Wildlife Week (May 25-June 2) when they can come face to face with birds of prey, discover an array of flora and fauna, and observe a live bee hive. Rambles will be led by a ranger, and walks by a resident ecologist and conservationist, who will illustrate the amazing variety of wildlife at the Gorge and lead twilight bat walks in search of local horseshoe bats.

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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