village event

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.
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.

(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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.