Charity brass concert in Chard

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD guildhall will be filled with the sound of music tomorrow (October 18) when Chard Concert Brass and Phoenix Brass come together for a charity gig.

Taylor tribute

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

AN Evening of ‘mostly’ James Taylor is coming to Ilminster Warehouse Theatre.

Step up to fitness

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

DANCE and fitness programme FitSteps is coming to Ilminster Parish Hall from next Wednesday (October 8)

Time running out to visit arts venues

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

FANS of the arts are encouraged to head to Chard venues as Somerset Arts Weeks draw to a close on Sunday.

Learn musical improvisation

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BUDDING musicians in South Petherton can benefit from a musical improvisation workshop coming to The David Hall.

Classic tale of good versus evil

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

MUSICAL thriller Jekyll and Hyde is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

Mishaps on the amateur stage

6:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WORLD Premiere, an amusing take on the mishaps which can befall an amateur dramatic company, is coming to the The David Hall in South Petherton.

REVIEW: The Dylan Project

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TAKE four of Britain’s most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius and you have the recipe for great night.

Bare Bones of Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

VENUES in Chard and Ilminster seeking live bands to perform at future events can get a taste of an acoustic trio free of charge this month.

Moscow Drug Club heading to South Petherton

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

ROCKERS Moscow Drug Club perform at The David Hall, South Petherton, on Saturday.

REVIEW: The Haunting

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Victorian spooky melodrama came to Ilminster Warehouse in the form of Hugh Janes’ The Haunting, a stage adaptation based on several of Charles Dickens’ ghost stories.

Pirate captain inspires a swashbuckling read

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A STORYTELLER and author from Thorncombe has launched his latest children’s novel.

Classical music with a twist

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Divertimento Oboe Quartet put on a fine show at The David Hall, South Petherton, on Thursday for a performance with an unusual but beautiful combination of instruments – oboe, violin, viola and cello.

Arts Weeks comes to Chard

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A RANGE of exhibitions and demonstrations are coming to Chard as part of this year’s Somerset Arts Week with a few familiar faces from the area.

REVIEW: Concerts in the West

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ONLY Handel can open a violin sonata with three rising notes of an arpeggio and then, in adding a fourth, take one's breath away.

Not taking art for granted

6:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RURAL touring group in Somerset is still going strong with their new season shows despite severe funding cuts resulting in fewer performances.

Three chances for society to win 'Somerset Oscars'

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN entertainment society in Ilminster has been nominated for 15 awards at this year’s eagerly anticipated Phoebe Rees Awards – known as the Somerset Oscars.

Auditions for Aladdin panto

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DRAMATISTS, young and young at heart, are being called on to audition for Chard Amateur Theatre Society’s panto of choice for this year, Aladdin.

Poetry in Ilminster

2:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on Friday, August 29 at 6.45pm.

Talented quartet at Dillington House

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

From the London Olympics to Yeovil

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FRANK Turner, the saviour of folk-punk and Danny Boyle’s beloved warm-up choice for the London Olympics’ opening ceremony, is in concert in Yeovil in September.

Family fun at Milkshake! show

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

KID’S Channel 5 TV favourite, Milkshake! brings its ‘Party Party’ stage show to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre this September.

Fantastic classical concert

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

The Haunting at The Warehouse

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHARLES Dickensinspired play, The Haunting,will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

Charles Dickens play The Haunting at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: G 6/8/03: Author Charles Dickens, aged 47 (5323938)

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARLES Dickens inspired play, The Haunting, will be performed by Ilminster Entertainments Society next month at the Warehouse Theatre.

The Coull Quartet to perform at Dillington House

Chard & Ilminster News: Dillington House

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A MATURE, fresh performance can be expected by classical music fans of The Coull Quartet, who are performing at Dillington House on Sunday September 28.

Thorncombe Cider Festival

Chard & Ilminster News: Jimmy Kegg and Lance Seeley sup up at the Real Ale and Cider Festival held at Blunsdon and Cricklade Railway over the weekend

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CIDER and music can be found at the Thorncombe Cider Festival over at the Sports & Social Club today (August 30).

A Way With Words at Ilminster Arts Centre

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

WRITERS are invited to read out their poetry and prose at ‘A Way With Words’ at Ilminster arts centre on today (August 29) at 6.45pm.

REVIEW: Valido String Quartet at All Saints Church in Merriott

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

HURRICANE Bertha came to All Saints Church Merriott on Sunday afternoon earlier this August in the form of the Valido String Quartet.

Bingo night at Ilton Cricket Club

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Cash Bingo

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BINGO night to raise money for the Gemini Carnival Club starts at 6.30pm this Friday.

Performance night at The David Hall in South Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT’S performance night at The David Hall in South Petherton on Saturday (August 30) at 7.30pm.

Original artwork on show at Beaminster public hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOSTERTON Art Group’s 26th annual exhibition is open until Saturday, August 30 at Beaminster Public Hall.

Ilminster's Warehouse Theatre set for a Haunting

Chard & Ilminster News: THE Warehouse Theatre.

4:33pm Monday 25th August 2014

TREADING gingerly through an ancient, crumbling mansion, two men come face to face with a dark, terrifying secret that will change their lives forever…

Talented quartet to play The David Hall

Chard & Ilminster News: Mozart: Mass in C minor - Oxford Bach Choir & London Mozart Players

4:31pm Monday 25th August 2014

MELODIES by Mozart and Cole Porter classics are on the programme of The David Hall’s next music date.

Comic Jason Manford is coming to Yeovil

Chard & Ilminster News: First world problems: Comedian Jason Manford will be coming to Redditch next month.

4:28pm Monday 25th August 2014

SUCH demand is there for Jason Manford’s particular brand of comedy that he has been forced to add an extra Yeovil date to his First World Problems tour.

Bafta-winning Winsham man "paints picture of Great War"

Chard & Ilminster News: STEWART Binns.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BAFTA award-winning documentary writer from Winsham has painted a picture of life in The Great War through the eyes of those who experienced the conflict.

Get crafty at Ilminster Meeting House this summer

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PARENTS looking for ways to keep the kids occupied this summer can find lots going on at Ilminster Arts Centre.

Review: Concerts in the West's latest concert from Alasdair Beatson

Chard & Ilminster News: GOOD SHOW: Alasdair Beatson

1:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT was a recital in two halves from Alascair Beatson: two 20th Century works from Eastern Europe and two German pieces from the first 35 years of the 19th Century.

COMING UP: Exciting new performing arts season at Ilminster's Warehouse

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN EXCITING performing arts programme awaits Ilminster Warehouse Theatre fans when it reopens in September for its new season.

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! Competition at Ilminster Arts Centre

Chard & Ilminster News: Northwich Photographic Society

11:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS are being urged to enter their work in Ilminster Art Centre’s open exhibition.

EVERY THURS: Market-cum-curiosity shop at Chard Guildhall

Chard & Ilminster News: International flavour to May antiques sale

11:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A REGULAR antiques and crafts fair is on at Chard’s Guildhall every Thursday.

INTERVIEW... with SomerRock organiser Dan Smith

Chard & Ilminster News: Tributes band Oasish

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SOMERROCK is Europe's third biggest tribute act festival and held in the heart of Bridgwater. Here, organiser Dan Smith tells Daisy Blacklock all about it...

SATURDAY: Westlife frontman's single Somerset show

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11:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

ONE of the biggest names in UK boy band history comes to Bridgwater’s Blake Hall on Saturday for his sole Sedgemoor show. 

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls head to Yeovil Octagon

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

TICKETS go on sale at 9am on Friday July 18 to see folk-rock legend FRANK TURNER in Yeovil.

Young bookworms' reading challenge from Somerset libraries

Chard & Ilminster News: Test

10:53am Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNG bookworms have been set the task of reading six books this summer to win prizes.

THIS WEEKEND: Original play by Ilminster youth group marks Great War's 100 years

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:48am Thursday 17th July 2014

THIS weekend, Ilminster Warehouse’s resident young dramatists present their original play giving a snapshot of the impact the First World War had on a small Somerset town.

REVIEW: CLOKS 'accomplished' and 'mature' Fiddler On The Roof

Chard & Ilminster News: webpix entertainment theatre

1:04pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CLOKS’ amateur youth production of this occasionally dark musical had the accomplishment and maturity of a professional company.

REVIEW: Alan Ayckbourn's children's classic at Ilminster Warehouse

Chard & Ilminster News: ILMINSTER Entertainments Society’s full cast of The Boy Who Fell Into A Book.

4:18pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE show, a fantasy, marked the National Year of Reading and echoed an earlier play by Ayckbourn for younger people – Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations – with the same elements of fantasy emerging from a child’s imagination.

Spectacular three-day piano festival set for Taunton School

Chard & Ilminster News: HARRY 'The Piano' Harris.

9:18am Thursday 29th May 2014

A PIANIST Jonathan Ross dubbed "the best in the civilised world" heads up the school's FIRST EVER piano festival... and its open to the public

WATCHET LIVE: Interview with Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams

Chard & Ilminster News: THE original and the best: Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams.

12:17pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

WITH their Eurodisco sound and daring attire, “Daddy Cool” pop group BONEY M were one of the biggest hits of the '70s.






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