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Ringers; Roxy Cafe Open; Street Entertainer; Axbrige Town Chambers with Archives; Axbridge Singers; Pottery Dating; Museum Open; Voices of Axbridge; Pirates Cafe; Pied Piper; Congresbury Brass Band; Punch and Judy; Sea Cadets Challenge; Mendip Morris Men; Pirate Fancy Dress Competition; Live Music in the Evening.

Sat 24 Aug. Banwell. Barbeque. Eastfield House in aid of St Andrews Church 4.30pm.

Sat 24 Aug. Congresbury. Book Sale. 9am- 1pm. Book Sale. War Memorial Hall. A wide selection of good quality books, jigsaw puzzles, dvd’s, cd’s and talking books.

Sat 24 Aug. Congresbury. Coffee morning. 10am - 12noon. St Andrew’s Church. Coffee, doughnuts and book stall.

Sat 24 Aug. Glastonbury. Farmers’ Market. 9am-2pm. Market Place.

Sun 25 Aug. Puxton Park. Camp over. Camp at the farm and visit the attraction from free. Campers can arrive from 9am on August 25, and activities will include full use the play barn and the outside play equipment. Pitch a tent costs £30 per tent for up to four people and additional fee of £3 per person. Ffi: 01934 523500, visit

Sun 25 Aug. Rodney Stoke. Dog Show. 9.30am onwards. All day. Refreshments and stalls. Family fun. On The Field. In aid of Save The Children. Enter your pet. Tel 01749 870467.

Sat-Mon 24-26 Aug. Cross. Mendip Mower and Beer Festival. Old Coach Road, Cross, Axbridge. Beer festival on Saturday with mower racing and beer festival on the Sunday and Monday. All profits will go to the Rotary Club of Mendip charities. A British Lawnmower Racing Association event with lawnmower teams will be racing at speeds of up to 40mph. Stalls and food available. More at


Burnham-on-Sea’s festival of folk music and dance takes place in the town from 29 Aug to 1 Sept. See for detials. Much of it is free and family friendly. If you’ve never visited the seaside town - this is a good way to see it.

Thursday Ritz Social Club - HOBO JONES AND THE JUNKYARD DOGS. Tickets at Sea Breeze, Victoria St (01278 783276) £4 or at the Ritz Acoustic Club

Friday Princess Hall - THE NEW ROPE STRING BAND. Tickets £10 at Princess Theatre and Arts Centre 01278 784464 or can be bought on-line at www.

Friday. Princess Theatre. Romany Diamonds (pictured). Supporti: The Alchemist’s Wardrobe AKA stunning singer-songwriter Lara Conley and brilliant multi-instrumentalist Niks. Tickets are priced at £10 and are available to buy from the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre Box Office 01278 784464 or online at

ALL DAY SATURDAY - EVENTS IN THE PUBS. Live Music will be available from 12noon-11pm. Organised Sessions with Martin Hughes will be running at the Waterfront at 2pm and 5pm and casual turn up and play can be had at Mr Beans, TA8’s and the Princess Theatre during the day on Saturday. Venues involved: The Dunstan House Hotel for any impromptu, set up and go acts; The Royal Clarence Hotel; The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre; The Victoria Inn; The Somerset and Dorset; The Ritz Social Club; Waterfront; The Old Pier Tavern

Saturday - Workshops at Baptist Church Hall. Free.

Saturday - KIDZONE at Baptist Church Hall. Free Includes hair braiding, face painting, Punch and Judy.

Saturday - Folk dancing at the Dance Stage (Baptist Church Car Park). Free.

Craft and Traders Fair in the High St on Saturday and in Manor Gardens on Sunday:

SUNDAY - Free folk music at Manor Gardens 12-6.00pm, plus Craft/Traders Fair; plus KIDZONE Entertaiment, Inflatables, Real Ale Tent, Ice Creams, Food and Refreshments .


Sat-Mon 24-26 Aug. Mendips. Walking Festival. Mendip Ramblers. Each day there will be 3 walks (various distances) starting at 10am plus a shorter walk starting at 1pm. All walks start from The Scout Hut, The Blue School, Kennyon Road, Wells, BA5 2NW. Grid ref: ST543 462. OS Explorer Map 142 - Shepton Mallet & Mendip Hills East. Tea and cake will be available in the scout hall after each walk (for a small donation) Any queries please telephone Clive on 07931 382064 or email clive@mendipramblers. or call Mary on 01373 474530. mary@

Sun 25 Aug. Axbridge. Free concert. At the church of St John The Baptist with Bristol Brass Consort. 7.30pm. A varied selection of music spanning the centuries.

Mon 26 Aug. Banwell. Storytime for preschool children and babies. St Andrews church. Non religious event ideal for mums and tiny ones.

Wed 28 Aug. Wells. Farmers’ Market. 9am- 2.30pm. Market Place. Lots of local produce.

Thu-Sat 29-31 Aug. Compton Martin. Arc TanGent Festival. Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Somerset, BS40 6LD. See for info. • Bands line up for an Indie Rock Fest up on the Mendips.

Thu 29 Aug-Sun 1 Sept. Burnham-on-Sea. Folkfest. Four days of folk music at a variety of venues. For details visit http://www.folkfest. and see panel.

Fri 30 Aug. Burnham-on-Sea. Farmers’ Market. 9am-1pm. The High Street. Excellent selection of stalls and local produce.

Fri 30 Aug. Tyntesfield. Outdoor Theatre: Babe The Sheep Pig. Illyria’s version of Dick King-Smith’s heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and determination. Age 5+. Running time: 1 hr 35 mins including 20 min interval. 6.30pm doors open 5.30pm National Trust house and garden at BS48 1NX. Tel: 0844 249 1895;

Mon 2 Sept. Cheddar. I.T. for the Terrified returns. I .T. for the Terrified is a volunteer-lead computer training Centre offering one to one training for £10 per two-hour session. They also run a Computer Club on Thursday afternoons at 1.30-3.30pm. Tel: 01934.741751; or email or check out I.T. for the Terrified, The Old Cowshed, Station Road, Cheddar. BS27 3AG. (Next to the War Memorial - not the Market Cross).


Axbridge Community Cinema: The Roxy. High Street. Website: http://www.axbridgefilmsociety. • No screenings in August but an ambitious programme begins in September.

Bristol. Watershed. 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX. Tel: 0117 927 5100;; http://www.watershed. • Classic and world cinema with a range of film events. August includes the screening of Frances Ha; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Wadjda and Breath In.

Cheddar Arts at Kings Theatre. Station Road, Cheddar BS27 3AQ. Tel: 01934 744939 ext 6; whatsOn.php • No films in August but there will be a new programme for the autumn.

Curzon Community Cinema. 46 Old Church Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6NN. Tel: 01275 871000;; www.curzon. • All the main big films screened including classics and unusual films of local interest.

Shepton Secret Cinema.Website: http:// • Non profit making community cinema that screens classic films in secret locations. New season begins in September.

Shipham Community Cinema. Village Hall. Website: • Regular screenings with the next feature being The Artist on 14 Sept.

Wells Film Centre. Princes Road, Wells BA5 1TD. Tel: 01749 673195;; • Wide selection of the latest films 7 days a week including from 2 Aug The Taming of the Shrew (12A). Shakespeare’s most outrageous battle of the sexes comedy.

Weston super Mare Odeon. The Centre, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS23 1UR. Tel: 0871 22 44 007; • Four screens featuring all the latest movies.

Have we missed your film society, cinema or venue for screening films? Send details to strawberrylinetimes@

Tue 3 Sept. Shipham. Wine tasting trip. Day trip to Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire with Winscombe Wine Tasting Company. Depart: Shipham Village Hall 9am. Arrive Home: 4-4.30pm. Cost: £38. Call 01934 708312;

Sat 14 Sep. (Also tomorrow.) Banwell. Caves open. 10.30am to 4.30 pm. Filled Rolls, cream Teas and Cakes. The Bone Cave is a large cavern about 40ft in diameter and about 20ft tall. The floor was partially excavated to reveal hundreds of animal bones which were neatly stacked at the sides of the cave where they remain to this day. The animal bones discovered include bison, reindeer, cave bear and wolf. Some specimens have been removed and can be seen in Taunton Museum and these include a complete bear’s skull and reindeer antler.

Fri 27-Sun 30 Sept. Mendips. Mendip Walking Festival. A variety of walks have been organised from gentle walking tours of historic towns to a complete walk along The Mendip Way. For more details visit:


Copy deadline 5th August for September. All events go online at Strawberry Line Times

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