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Tue 24 Sep. Sidcot. Perfect Harmony Mixed Choir. Sidcot Community Arts Centre. Sidcot School, Oakridge Lane Winscombe, N Somerset BS25 1PD. Ffi: uk; 01934 845299. 7-8pm. £2.50. The choir meets every Tues. No auditions. New members welcome.

Wed 25 Sep. Cheddar. Business networking meeting. 4-6pm. The Astrolabe, Cheddar Business Park, Wedmore Rd. Free networking event hosted by Blom. Meet other local businesses. Refreshments, exhibits, tour of Blom’s offices, presentations, photo gallery. Ffi: email

Thu 26 Sept. Winscombe. Market at the Community Hall. 10am-12noon. Range of food, crafts and much more on sale.

Thu 26 Sep. Sidcot. Life Drawing Class. Sidcot Community Arts Centre. Sidcot School, Oakridge Lane, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PD.; 01934 845299. 6.30-8.30pm. £10. Mixed group includes students and the public. Beginners welcome. Weekly. Fee includes materials. Booking necessary.

Thu 26 Sep. Sidcot. Thursday Night Art Group (Adults). Sidcot Community Arts Centre. Sidcot School, Oakridge Lane Winscombe, N Somerset BS25 1PD.; 01934 845299; 6.30-8.30pm. £10. Suitable for all levels of ability. Fee includes materials.

Fri 27-Sun 30 Sept. Mendips. Mendip Walking Festival. A variety of walks from gentle walking tours of historic towns to a walk along The Mendip Way. Ffi: mendipsociety.

Fri 27 Sep. Yatton. Local produce tasting evening at Strawberry Line Cafe. An evening to sample local food and drink including; beer

and cider, cheeses and cold meats, deli-style salads and the cafe’s coffee and cakes.

Sat 28 Sept. Axbridge. Cycling trip. 9am. Axbridge Square. 2 hour ride whatever the weather. One hour or so out, a coffee stop, and one hour or so back. Routes to suit everyone. Around 35 miles at an average of 15mph. Guests welcome. Ffi: www.thecyclingmayor. com/axbridge-cycling-group

Sat 28 Sept. Banwell. Book Sale. Books, plants cake sale. Village Hall for Gardening Club. 11am.

Sat 28 Sep. Congresbury Book Sale. 9am-1pm. War Memorial Hall. Books, jigsaw puzzles, dvds, cds and talking books.

Sat 28 Sep. Street. Film at Strode Theatre. Street. Tel: 01458 442846. www. Moo Man.

Sat 28 Sep. Weston-super-Mare. Cheddar Male Choir in concert. Clarence Park Baptist Church. With Beaufort MVC. 7.30pm. www.

Sat 28 Sep. Burnham-on-Sea. Food and Drink Festival. Lots of stalls in Victoria Street plus events. Ffi:

Sat 28 Sep. Winscombe. Jumble Sale. 2pm. Community Centre. Lots of bargains. Refreshments. Bring donations to the centre from 9.30am. Ffi 01934 843184.

Sat 28 Sep. Yatton. Concert at St Mary’s Church. Clevedon Gilbert and Sullivan with the Congresbury Singers: Music for Many Voices. Contact David Ford 01934 830255; david.;

Mon 30 Sep. Winscombe. Folk Dancing. Mendip Folk Dance Club. Learn folk dancing in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. St James Church Hall, Winscombe. 8-10pm. Ffi: 01934 833 812;

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Bartley Cottage Birch Hill, Cheddar, Somerset, Bristol & South Gloucestershire, BS27 3JP Opening: Sunday 22 Sept (2-5pm). Visitors by appointment Admission: Adm £2.50, chd free Facilities: Plants for sale. Home made teas and refreshments Contact: Mr & Mrs S Cleverdon Telephone: 01934 740387/07737 132214 Directions: Follow signs for Cheddar Gorge. Follow yellow signs. Parking on road. Description: Small garden filled with over 100 very rare and unusual conifers which will surprise our visitors with differing colours, shapes and textures. Large koi pond. Tranquil oriental-style garden with large outdoor bonsai. New for 2013, spring bulbs and Japanese tea house. Greenhouse with collection of succulents (sempervivums). Spectacular views of Cheddar Gorge. Kilver Court Kilver St, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Bristol & South Gloucestershire, BA4 5NF. Opening: For NGS: Sun 8 Sept (10am-4pm). For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website Admission: Adm £4, concessions £3.50, chd free on NGS open days only. For normal admission see Kilver Court website. On NGS days RHS and Friends of Kilver Court cards are not accepted Facilities: Wheelchair access. Plants for sale. Teas / Refreshments. Contact: Roger Saul. Tel: 01749 340410. Email:; www.kilvercourt. com Location: Directly off A37, opposite Magners Cider. Description: Created in 1800s and restored in 1960s by the Showering family, who commissioned George Whiteleg to recreate his gold medal winning Chelsea garden. Millpond, boating lake, herbaceous borders and parterre with the most stunning feature being the Grade II listed viaduct built for the Somerset and Dorset railway Disability information: Some slopes, rockery is not accessible but can be viewed Other Gardens Open for the NGS: To see more gardens open for the NGS, see The Yellow Book, or Local County Leaflet, available from local Garden Centres, or go to:

Cleopatras Wardrobe New season at

Cleopatras Wardrobe in Winscombe is the Strawberry Line District’s leading boutique and has gone from strength to strength over the years. Customers come from Bristol, Bath and Taunton to shop in the beautiful store. We are official stockists of Nomads, Adini, and Willow clothing, along with other names.

Our leather range includes purses, i-pad covers, gloves and must have handbags. We have an ever changing stock of scarves, costume and silver jewellery.

Come and visit our beautiful boutique, browse at leisure and perhaps pick up something different for friends or family this season.

Cleopatras Wardrobe Ladies Accessories

Cleopatras Wardrobe, 36 Woodborough Road, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1AG Telephone: 01934 843193 Email: Website:

20 Strawberry Line Times September 2013

NGS Gardens of September: Birch Hill and Kilver Court

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