village event

Purpose/role:

To enable the whole village to meet together for an evening to celebrate the harvest coming home

When & where: The event is held each year on the 1st Saturday in August in the field in the church. There are also fund-raising events throughout the year, eg the ‘Winter Warming’ evening.
Person to contact: Mike Isgar
Phone: 01934 712087
Cost: Ticket prices are set for the harvest home event as low as possible, to enable as many people as possible to come.
Who can attend: Open to everyone.
Support with attending : Contact Mike Isgar to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To help the congregation of St Mary’s to raise money to maintain and enhance St Mary’s as an all-village community centre.

When & where: Fundraising events throughout the year, such as ‘Clash of the choirs’ and ‘The Wedmore 40/30’ charity bike ride
Person to contact: David Hopkins
Phone: 01934 710149
Cost: Nothing to join. Event specific
Purpose/role:

To promote interest in and care for the conservation, beauty and attractive features of the parish of Wedmore.

When & where: 4th Thursday in the month, January to May and September to November, at 7.30pm in the Masonic Hall.
Person to contact: Ian Tomes
Phone: 01934 710390
Cost: Annual membership of £14.00 single person or £25.00 per couple. Non member – £4.00 per meeting.
Who can attend: Open to all who are interested in the aim of the society.
Support with attending : Not applicable.
Purpose/role:

To hold an annual village event with entertainments & including a competition to present the best of a range of items & skills, e.g: children’s handicrafts produce, handicrafts, baking, wine, beers and photography.

When & where: The annual show is held on the 1st Saturday in September. There are fund-raising events during the year.
Person to contact: Phil Butterworth
Phone: 01934 806157
Cost: Small charge to enter the competition and to visit the show.
Who can attend: All welcome to the annual event. Supporters and helpers on the day and throughout the year welcome.
Support with attending : Contact Phil Butterworth to discuss.
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Purpose/role:

To foster friendly relations with Wedmore twinned village of St Médard de Guizieres in France

When & where: Fund-raising events Visits to and from France in alternate years
Person to contact: Nickey Hann
Phone: 01278 641162 or 07801 847064
Cost: Cost of visits and entertaining French guests varies
Who can attend: Anyone
Support with attending : Transport is laid on for trips during visits.
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Purpose/role:

Wedmore Arts Festival is a ‘not for profit’ organisation which exists to promote the tradition of arts-based events in the area by staging a broad range of high-quality creative activities designed to bring together.

Next Festival is May 2020

When & where: An annual event with many different acts, artists and performances in different venues.
Person to contact: Suzanne Metters
Phone: 01934 807229
Cost: Each event has a separate cost.
Who can attend: Open to anyone.
Support with attending : Contact Box Office
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Purpose/role:

Celebration of harvest with a full day of entertainment, street procession, lunch, children’s tea,  games and evening party.

When & where: Annually on the 3rd Friday in August at Wedmore Playing Fields
Person to contact: Kerry Wilcox
Phone: 07881740576
Cost: Lunch tickets £20 Tea tickets Adults £5 Children (non parishioners) £3 Free tea tickets for children from the parish accompanied by an adult. (Further information from Arthur Gadd 01934 713063)
Who can attend: Open to all
Support with attending : Contact Kerry to discuss.
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Purpose/role:

A well established community group, involving local people to put on annual, high quality opera productions in Wedmore

When & where: Meetings and rehearsals for specific productions. See website or Isle of Wedmore News for details
Person to contact: Anne Richards
Phone: 01934 743953
Cost: Annual membership for chorus is £20
Who can attend: Open to anyone who has an interest in opera, singers and backstage crew
Support with attending : Contact Anne Richards to discuss.
Purpose/role:

A not-for-profit organisation, which puts on a real ale festival for the community to enjoy, through which it raises money for the local causes.

When & where: It is an annual event, taking place on the 3rd weekend of September. There is live music throughout the weekend, with beer, wine, cider and food.
Person to contact: James Turbitt
Phone: 07970 797644
Cost: There is an entry fee in the evenings of the festival, Friday and Saturday.
Who can attend: After 6pm entry is for over 18s only. During the day families can attend.
Support with attending : Contact James Turbitt to discuss.
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Purpose/role:

A well established community theatre group, involving local people to put on high quality theatrical productions.  New members and backstage crew always welcome.

When & where: Meetings and rehearsals for specific productions.
Person to contact: Anne Richards
Phone: 01934 743953
Cost: Annual subs £12 for members, but you don’t have to be a member to help backstage
Who can attend: Open to anyone who has an interest in drama, both on stage and backstage.
Support with attending : Contact Anne Richards to discuss.