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.

Golfing legend Tony Jacklin to give talk at Yeovil Octagon

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TONY Jacklin ( pictured) is one of the golfing world’s best-known personalities – winner of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Anne’s, the US Open, and the PGA Tour of America. He was also awarded an OBE.

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.

Activities for kids at Chard Library

Chard & Ilminster News: Book Week at Chard Library for Honeycomb Nursery

1:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HOST of holiday activities for children are on at Chard’s Library this summer.

AUGUST: South West Trib Fest heads to Yeovil

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:25pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sounds of some of music’s biggest names will be heard at South Somerset’s first tribute festival this August.

TUESDAY: Folksy Theatre do Taming of the Shrew in Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: ROMEO (Simon Higgs) with Juliet (Emma Grace Arends)

1:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ON Tuesday August 5, the Folksy Theatre Company heads to Forde Abbey, near Chard, with an open-air production of Shakespeare’s infamous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.

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

Chard & Ilminster News: What's On module top link image

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. 

Jethro Tull's guitarist, MARTIN BARRE, comes to Ashill

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:38am Thursday 17th July 2014

HE has been Jethro Tull’s guitarist for 43 years, voted one of the US and UK’s top soloists, and won a Grammy Award.

Knitters can get crafting at Ilminster Meeting House

Chard & Ilminster News: All welcome at social group for knitters

11:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

MASTER knitters and novices can attend a crafting session at Ilminster Arts Centre.

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.

Two very different art shows underway at Ilminster's Meeting House

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:07am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO very different art exhibitions are underway at The Meeting House in Ilminster until the end of July.

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.

Calling all Somerset playwrights!

Chard & Ilminster News: You're forgetting the Harlequin theatre

9:37am Thursday 17th July 2014

CALLING all playwrights! The Somerset Fellowship of Drama is running its annual Original Playwriting Competition for one-act plays.

World-class musicians head to Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: CHAMBER Philarmonia Cologne is coming to Chard.

9:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

A GROUP of world class musicians are coming to Chard this summer.

South West Trib Fest comes to Yeovil

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE UK’s top tribute acts will perform at South Somerset’s first ever tribute festival later this year.

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.

Tracey Emin among big-name artists in Hestercombe House's debut art show

Chard & Ilminster News: WORK by Tracey Emin hangs on the walls of Hestercombe House in Cheddon Fitzpaine. PHOTO: Alain Lockyer.

5:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THE stripped-back grandeur of Hestercombe House has flung open its doors for a radical art exhibition featuring lightwork by Turner Prize-winning artist Tracey Emin.

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.

REVIEW: Loud, enthusiastic and highly-eccentric show from CATS

Chard & Ilminster News: LUKE Marshall at Joseph. Photo: Christine Jones.

11:04am Wednesday 28th May 2014

I HAVE a bit of déjà vu here. Luke Marshall reprising his triumph from Broadway to the Guildhall! Where to next?

REVIEW: "Joyous" and "medieval" performance from Concerts in the West

Chard & Ilminster News: THE Artisans bring medieval music to a 21st century audience.

10:55am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THINK medieval, think joyous entertainment!

Metallica "breaking the mould" as Saturday night headliners for Glastonbury 2014

Chard & Ilminster News: GLASTO founder Michael Eavis with Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring and Metallica records. Pictured by Jeff Searle in Bridgwater last Friday.

11:37am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ROCK giants Metallica are to be the Saturday night headliners at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

COMING UP: Top entertainment in store for the Devon County Show

Chard & Ilminster News: 2013's Grand Parade.

9:06am Monday 12th May 2014

YOUTH and opportunity in the Devon countryside, a spectacular line-up of top entertainment, and a celebration of 25 years at Westpoint showground will make the 119th Devon County Show on May 22-24 the county’s biggest day out of the year.

Tributes paid to pantomime legend Chris Harris

Chard & Ilminster News: CHRIS Harris, pictured at Burnham's Princess Theatre. PHOTO: Mike Lang.

8:58am Monday 12th May 2014

PANTOMIME legend from Somerset, Chris Harris, who died on Wednesday April 30 aged 71, will be “sorely missed”, say former colleagues.

Spanish classes at Chard's Boden Centre

12:00am Sunday 4th May 2014

HOLIDAY level Spanish classes are on offer at the Chard Boden Centre.

Art on show at Ilminster Meeting House

9:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

WORK by a triptych of ambitious artists is on show at Ilminster’s Meeting House until Saturday, May 17.

"Lack of support" cancels Somerset Flood concerts

Chard & Ilminster News: STEVE Harley was set to perform for Somerset. PHOTO: Jas Sansi.

2:12pm Thursday 1st May 2014

TWO star-studded charity concerts to raise money for Somerset’s flood victims have been cancelled due to a ‘lack of support’.

Oasis not playing Glasto, says Emily Eavis

Chard & Ilminster News: Liam Gallagher from Oasis at Swindon's Oasis Leisure Centre with his new band Beady Eye

2:07pm Thursday 1st May 2014

RUMOURS that Britpop giants, Oasis, are to headline Glastonbury Festival 2014, have been quashed by Emily Eavis.

Ilminster author publishes apocalyptic novel

Chard & Ilminster News: Peter Hall

1:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A WRITER from Ilminster is publishing a mind-bending apocalyptic novel about the end of mankind.

Rotary Club of Ilminster concert

11:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

THE Rotary Club of Ilminster is again hosting one of the Concerts in the West series in support of Polio Plus.

Steve Knightley performs in Donyatt

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:12pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

SHOW of Hands frontman Steve Knightley, pictured, is playing Donyatt village hall.

FEATURE: Chard author Lucy Mills

Chard & Ilminster News: Lucy Mills

5:00pm Sunday 27th April 2014

IN this fast-paced, technology-filled age it is too easy to be distracted by the constant beep of smart phones, Facebook feeds and Twitter chatter.

Crewkerne dramatists bag awards

8:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

CUDOS – Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society – has bagged prestigious awards and nominations as it gears up for its latest production.

Saving Mr Banks at Tatworth Memorial Hall

7:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

TATWORTH and Forton Movies is screening Saving Mr Banks (12A) at Tatworth Memorial Hall on today (April 25) at 8pm.

Folk band come to South Petherton

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

INSTRUMENTAL folk band KAN are coming to the David Hall in South Petherton.

Three artists showcase work in Ilminster

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK by three talented artists will be on show at the Meeting House Arts Centre in Ilminster from Monday until May 17.

St George's Day concert in Dowlish Wake

Chard & Ilminster News: St George's School reaches for the sky

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ST Andrew’s Church in Dowlish Wake is hosting a St George’s Day concert by Kingsbury Episcopi Band tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

John Tracey performs in Chaffcombe

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:39am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SINGER John Tracy is performing at the village hall on Friday, May 16, at 7.30pm.

REVIEW: Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society's first-class farce

Chard & Ilminster News: webpix entertainment theatre

5:34pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE talented Broadway Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) gave another first class performance in its take on farce.

The circus is coming to Yeovil town!

Chard & Ilminster News: The circus is coming to Taunton town!

5:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

SPIDERMAN joins Jay Miller’s Circus at Yeovil Showground for a run of shows from Sunday.

REVIEW of BARRINGTON PLAYERS: 'Nottingham' & 'A Small Affair', March 21

Chard & Ilminster News: TWO of Robin's Merry Men.

12:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BARRINGTON Players clearly are in a very healthy state! The two one act plays I saw were both acted with supreme confidence by a large cast to a very enthusiastic audience.

King’s College concert celebrates Dr John Cole

Chard & Ilminster News: Dr John Cole, who died on Saturday.

1:29pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AN uplifting concert celebrating the memory of Dr John Cole, an “inspiring” force in Taunton music, is being held next Saturday, April 5.

Birthday bash for Bard & Brew: Get involved in 450 Minute Shakespeare

Chard & Ilminster News: JO Backhouse.

1:26pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ON April 23, Shakespeare fanatics the world over will be celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday.






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