LEISURE: Record year of ticket sales for Octagon Theatre

LEISURE: Record year of tickets sales for Octagon Theatre

Posted: 22nd May 2017
  THE Octagon Theatre in Yeovil has been celebrating a record-breaking year for ticket sales. For the first time in its history the award-winning theatre sold 130,000 tickets in a financial year. The theatre, which is owned and managed by South Somerset District Council, has seen record attendance during 2016-17. The Octagon has a seated capacity of 622 and provides a…

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HOME FARM FEST 2017: The signs are going up – the festival is getting close!

HOME FARM FEST 2017: The signs are going up – the festival is getting close!

Posted: 22nd May 2017
THE advertising signs are going up and it must mean that the annual three-day Home Farm Fest music festival near Yeovil is nearing fast. The festival is held at Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer and helps to raise money for the School in a Bag initiative which is part of the Piers Simon Appeal. This year’s festival is being held on June 9-11, 2017, and there will be around…

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LEISURE: Enjoy the Cornish Delights with South West Coaches

LEISURE: Enjoy the Cornish Delights with South West Coaches

Posted: 22nd May 2017
PRIDE of the spectacular Atlantic Coast, Newquay, has a string of golden beaches and a character and warm welcome that is very much part of the Cornish tradition. Yeovil-based South West Coaches will be running a five-day holiday to Newquay starting on June 4, 2017, and will be staying at the 3 star Esplanade Hotel in Newquay, which is perfectly situated opposite Fistral…

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LEISURE: Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club ask Castaway Theatre Group – So You Wanna Be a Boxer?

LEISURE: Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club ask Castaway Theatre Group – So You Wanna Be a Boxer?

Posted: 16th May 2017
THE Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club packed a real punch on Saturday (May 13, 2017) to help the Castaway Theatre Group in preparations for its forthcoming musical show Bugsy Malone. The show is based on the 1976 British musical gangster comedy film, Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker and featuring only child actors including a 13-year-old Jodie Foster. The Castaways will be…

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LEISURE: Hospice fete basks in sunshine

LEISURE: Hospice fete basks in sunshine

Posted: 14th May 2017
ORGANISERS of the annual summer fete held at St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice in Yeovil would like to thank everyone who came along to support the event. The fete was blessed with glorious sunshine on Saturday (May 13, 2017) and crowds flocked to the hospice site in Little Tarrat Lane on the outskirts of Yeovil. There was something for everyone with live music, majorettes…

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LEISURE: Cornish Delights – a five-day holiday with South West Coaches

LEISURE: Cornish Delights – a five-day holiday with South West Coaches

Posted: 9th May 2017
PRIDE of the spectacular Atlantic Coast, Newquay, has a string of golden beaches and a character and warm welcome that is very much part of the Cornish tradition. Yeovil-based South West Coaches will be running a five-day holiday to Newquay starting on June 4, 2017, and will be staying at the 3 star Esplanade Hotel in Newquay, which is perfectly situated opposite Fistral…

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LEISURE: Captivating Cambridgeshire – a five-day holiday with South West Coaches

LEISURE: Captivating Cambridgeshire – a five-day holiday with South West Coaches

Posted: 5th May 2017
LOOKING for a quick getaway in England? The Yeovil-based South West Coaches has a five-day holiday entitled Captivating Cambridgeshire starting on Thursday (May 11, 2017). With its lazy waterways, majestic cathedral and historic colleges, Cambridge is the quintessential English city, offering a variety of museums and the tranquillity of punting along the delightful River…

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LEISURE: Cheers! Yeovil Beer Festival enjoys its best yet

LEISURE: Cheers! Yeovil Beer Festival enjoys its best yet

Posted: 24th April 2017
THIS year’s Yeovil Beer Festival has been hailed as the “best yet” after a fabulous two-day event at the newly-refurbished Westlands Yeovil venue. Hundreds of people converged on the Westlands complex, now run by South Somerset District Council, for the festival which was held on Friday (April 21, 2017) night and all day on Saturday (April 22, 2017). Around 100 different…

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LEISURE: Yeovil Beer Festival – frequently asked questions and the answers

LEISURE: Yeovil Beer Festival – frequently asked questions and answers

Posted: 21st April 2017
THE Yeovil Beer Festival 2017 has arrived and the Westlands Yeovil venue will probably experience its busiest weekend so far since reopening late last month. The festival – which is being held at the newly-refurbished and revamped Westlands Yeovil venue in Westbourne Close on Friday (April 21, 2017) and Saturday, April 22, 2017 – is once again going to be an enjoyable…

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LEISURE: Live music line-up for Yeovil Beer Festival 2017

LEISURE: Live music line-up for Yeovil Beer Festival 2017

Posted: 20th April 2017
ORGANISERS of this weekend’s Yeovil Beer Festival have once again put together a fine list of live music for fest-goers to enjoy. The festival – which is being held at the Westlands Yeovil venue in Westbourne Close on Friday (April 21, 2017) and Saturday (April 22, 2017) – is once again going to be an enjoyable couple of days for hundreds of people. There will be more…

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