village event

Organisation Name
Purpose/role

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

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
£30 annually to be a member. Events open to all at specific prices
Who can attend
Open to anyone
Support with attending
Contact David Hopkins to discuss.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.

(Formerly known as “Theale Flower Show”, we changed our name to Theale Show in 2020)

When & where
The annual show is held on the 1st Saturday in September. There are fund-raising events during the year.
Person to contact
Bill Woodroffe
Phone
07957 140461
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 Bill Woodroffe to discuss.
Organisation Name
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.
Wedmore Arts Festival
Organisation Name
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 from 7th to 14th May 2022.

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
Call 01934 807229 or email
Organisation Name
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
Beth Jackson
Phone
07738 600203
Cost
For information about tickets please ring Arthur Gadd on 01934 713063
Who can attend
Open to all
Support with attending
Contact Beth to discuss.
Organisation Name
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.
Wedmore Real Ale Festival
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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
No regular cost
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.