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spotlight WHAT’S MAKING THE NEWS IN WELLS? What’s on 15 SEPTEMBER


THE MEDIEVAL COMBAT SOCIETY n Authentic, entertaining and educational, medieval tournaments, archery and dancing. Knights in plate and chain armour face each other in foot combat with a variety of weaponry. Learn about the archers skills of the hundred year’s war and enjoy the medieval dancing display, set to a backdrop of Medieval tents. 11am – 4pm. www.bishopspalace.org.uk


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MEDIEVAL FALCONRY DAY n Join in the fun with a day of medieval living history with a difference. Marvel as the hawks, owls and falcons show off their


FAMILY EVENT IN WELLS


talents in the flying displays and talk to the experts who look after these magnificent birds. 11am – 4pm. www.bishopspalace.org.uk


23 SEPTEMBER ‘TIME TO PLAN FOR WINTER’ GARDEN TOUR AT STON EASTON PARK n Head gardener Steve Hargreaves leads a tour of the gardens and discusses how to prepare the garden for winter. Followed by a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, £35 per person. www.stoneaston.co.uk


1 OCTOBER THE MENDIP SOCIETY n This month’s talk will be on The


Dairy delights at Frome CheeseShow


National Gardens Scheme by David Moon at 2.30pm. Find out more about the work of this charitable organisation in the local area. The Wells and Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE. www.mendipsociety.org.uk


3 OCTOBER WELLS EVENING SOCIETY LECTURES n Wells Evening Society’s new season of lectures starts on Thursday 3 October at Wells Town Hall from 7.30pm. Louise Schofield will speak about Archaeological Adventures in Albania. Full membership £33 for seven lectures, visitors welcome £7 each per evening. www.wellseveningsociety.co.uk


MENTORING


YOUTH MENTORS NEEDED


This year’s Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show will take place at the West Woodlands


Showground near Frome on Saturday 14th September. It promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family, with over 350 trade stands selling a range of gifts and products from national and local companies, plus a variety of agricultural exhibits – from poultry and eggs to fodder and grain, and displays of farm animals in the livestock village.


Throughout the day there will be a number of shows and displays, including a dog agility ring and a


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countryside pursuits arena that will showcase activities such as gun dog scurries and fly fishing. Foodies can enjoy demos by celebrity chefs in the Rangemaster Kitchen Theatre, plus cheesemaking demonstrations and a fine cheese showcase at the Cheese Pavilion, and can also shop for goodies at a food hall with over 40 trade stands selling a variety of produce. For younger visitors, the funfair, puppet shows and animal nursery will provide plenty of entertainment. • For information and tickets visit: www.fromecheeseshow.co.uk


The Somerset Community Foundation is searching for 40 new mentors for its Raising Aspirations community programme piloted at Crispin School in Street. The scheme, which has been running for two years, aims to help students fulfil their potential. Pupils in Year 7 and 8 are paired up with volunteer mentors from local businesses and the wider community, who provide support and create a motivational environment. Ideally, a mentor would support a mentee throughout their time at Crispin School, or for at least three years, attending three meetings a term, so the Foundation is looking for people with job stability or family commitments in the local area. Full training is given to mentors at the end of October, prior to the start of the scheme in January 2014 and they will be given ongoing support. • For more information and to apply please contact Jocelyn Blacker on tel: 01749 344949 or email: Jocelyn.Blacker@ somersetcf.org.uk


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