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It’s day one of rehearsals at a studio in Bristol that is filled with beautiful puppetry, masks and costumes for a new UK & Ireland tour of The Lion King, and the brand-new cast have just performed their first ever rendition of ‘Circle of Life’.
On the first day of rehearsals at a studio in Bristol filled with beautiful puppetry, masks and costumes for a brand new UK & Ireland tour of The Lion King, after the cast had met each other for the first time, they soared into their first ever rendition of ‘Circle of Life’.
Children can dig their hands into slime as well as the more famous mud on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare later this month.
We had something of a 'Red Letter' day on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) on Saturday 3rd August when, for the first time in 58 years since Norton Fitzwarren station closed to passengers in 1961, and the Minehead branch line closed on 4 January 1971, all five of the newly introduced, timetabled GWR Taunton to Bishops Lydeard trains called in at the WSR's 'new', second station at Norton Fitzwarren!
Winning images from the internationally acclaimed International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition (IGPOTY) will be taking centre stage at the world-class heritage gardens of Hestercombe this September.
Some 22 years ago, the then secretary of the Friends of Minehead Station (FoMS), the late David Perry, persuaded the FoMS committee that it was time to have a purpose-built sales outlet on Minehead Station platform to sell second-hand books and other railway memorabilia in order to raise funds for the station’s ongoing restoration and maintenance, and so relieve the financial burden on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) plc.
A retrospective of one of Britain’s most important 20th-century ceramic artists, James Tower, will go on show at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath this autumn.
Something quite rotten is going to be happening in Weston-super-Mare in September as fans of Punk will be raising the roof of the Grand Pier’s pavilion.
Two hidden gems of the National Trust will shortly be opening their doors to give everyone a chance to wander around the beautiful holiday lets at Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull House.
Country estate near Bruton opens its gardens to the public. Ancient woodlands, apple orchards, kitchen and ornamental gardens, cyder press, restaurants and farm shops.
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