LEISURE: Aladdin panto magic brings sunshine to the Octagon Theatre

LEISURE: Aladdin panto magic brings sunshine to the Octagon Theatre

Posted: 13th December 2018
THE cast of the Aladdin pantomime have been filling the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil with a huge bubble of laughter and sunshine – although the weather outside has been wet, windy, cold and miserable. The Evolution Pantomimes team is once again bringing the magic of panto to the Octagon over the festive season and the crowds have been pouring into the theatre for their…

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LEISURE: By order of the Peaky Blinders

LEISURE: By order of the Peaky Blinders

Posted: 22nd November 2018
TICKETS are selling fast for a fun-filled charity event being planned to take place in the early part of 2018 at the Westlands Yeovil venue as guests are being invited to take a trip back to the 1920s. Funtasia Entertainment, HellYeah Events, Santiago Productions and Westlands have teamed-up to organise a Peaky Blinders themed event with great live entertainment, live…

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LEISURE: First exhibition for the Phat Qwarters

LEISURE: First exhibition for the Phat Qwarters

Posted: 18th November 2018
A GROUP of friends who have been keen quilters since meeting at Yeovil College nearly 20 years ago have put on their first exhibition. Chris Waddleton, Elaine Buckley, Joan Dawson, Marion Mountjoy-Row and Stella Hammond – known as the Phat Qwarters Textile Artists - showed off their work and also held workshop days during the run of the exhibition at the Ilminster Arts…

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There’s no business like show business

Headline: There’s no business like show business

Posted: 16th November 2018
THE highly-talented Castaway Theatre Group put on a fantastic Showcase at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil of songs from stage and screen. The audience delighted on September 9, 2018, in watching a packed and varied programme with songs from musicals including My Fair Lady, The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Annie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang…

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LEISURE: Fang-tastic! Join in the fun at Yeovil Country Park’s hair-raising Hallowe’en Trail

LEISURE: Fang-tastic! Join in the fun at Yeovil Country Park’s hair-raising Hallowe’en Trail

Posted: 25th October 2018
IT is time to get into the spirit of Hallowe’en at Yeovil Country Park this October half term so dust off your costumes and get your face paints at the ready. The countryside rangers and their team of dedicated volunteers are once again hosting the monstrously popular Hallowe’en Trail on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Join them for a fang-tastic fun day out in the…

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LEISURE: Yeovil Literary Festival has a fine line-up

LEISURE: Yeovil Literary Festival has a fine line-up

Posted: 23rd October 2018
THE 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival is virtually upon us with a fantastic line-up of writers and celebrities. The festival runs from Thursday (October 25, 2018) through to Monday, October 29, with around 50 events across multiple venues for the four days. Some of the stand-out events are as follows: Thursday, October 25: McFly band member Tom Fletcher appears at the…

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LEISURE: Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society is razor sharp with Sweeney Todd

LEISURE: Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society is razor sharp with Sweeney Todd

Posted: 11th October 2018
THE highly-talented Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society has been wowing the crowds at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil this week with its fantastic production of Sweeney Todd. The blood-thirsty tale about the Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil opened on Tuesday (October 9) and runs through to Saturday (October 13). There are nightly performances…

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LEISURE: Cider and Cheese Fest hits the spot

LEISURE: Cider and Cheese Fest hits the spot

Posted: 17th September 2018
A FIRST-EVER Cider and Cheese Festival held at the Westland Entertainment Venue in Yeovil proved a big success. Lots of people attended the festival in August where they were able to try a wide selection of cheese and ciders. Winners in a competition to win tickets for the festival – held in the July edition of the Yeovil Press community newspaper – were Viviette Fish…

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LEISURE: Bang! 50 years not out for charity fireworks

LEISURE: Bang! 50 years not out for charity fireworks

Posted: 16th September 2018
PLANS are progressing well in readiness for this year’s Fireworks Spectcular which will be hosted jointly by Yeovil Lions Club and Yeovil Round Table. Organisers are busy preparing for the ever-popular bonfire and fireworks festivities which this year will take place at Yeovil Showground on Saturday, November 3, 2018. This year will be a special one for the organisers as…

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LEISURE: Drink up thy zider and eat some cheese as well!

LEISURE: Drink up thy zider and eat some cheese as well!

Posted: 16th August 2018
FINAL preparations are being made at the Westlands Entertainment Venue in Yeovil ahead of its very own Cider and Cheese Festival being held this weekend. on August 17-18. Westlands’ Cider and Cheese Festival being held on Friday (August 17) evening and all day Saturday (August 18) will offer visitors the chance to try over 60 different ciders and local cheese. Entry to…

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