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Here are some of the exciting arts events in the Somer Valley this summer.


Highlights include:


Sunday, 28th May  Round-about Radstock

A community arts afternoon organised by DNA Arts .Back by popular demand, this year’s Round-about Radstock boasts a full day of free arts activities, workshops, performance, live music, dance, street theatre and food from 12-6pm taking place in unusual and often unseen locations across the town


Midsomer Arts Festival 17th - 25th June

Visit their website for information


Friday, 24th-Sunday 26th June Somer Valley Opera Weekend

Friday, 24th June, 7.30pm Puccini Madam Butterfly

at Midsomer Norton Town Hall.

Sunday, 26th June 7.30pm Handel Acis & Galatea

Following on from the 'sell-out' success of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas last June, our second 'pay-what-you-think-it's-worth opera at Victoria Hall, Radstock. Directed by Neil Moore this promises to be a very special evening, with professional soloists joined by Midsomer Choral Society.


Other events include:


'Second Saturday' Coffee Concert Series at

Wesley Methodist Hall, Paulton, 10.45-11.30am

Community concerts - all welcome - at Paulton's beautiful Wesley Hall. Coffee & cakes on sale from 10am. Entrance by donation.

Sat, 13th May: Syrinx Trio (oboe, bassoon, piano)

Sat, 11th June: Ebonite Clarinet Ensemble dir Claire King

Sat, 9th July: Men With Horns

Sat, 13th August: Flute Allsorts tbc

Sat, 10th September: Mendip Trio A Song & Dance


Events at Victoria Hall tbc

First Friday lunchtime Paradis Palm Court Trio at

Midsomer Norton Town Hall, 12.30-1.30pm

Our Palm Court Trio series continues throughout the summer, with a variety of music to suit all tastes, from classical to jazz, pop and songs from the shows. If you've never been to a concert before, this series is for you! Rosemary's delicious home-made cakes, and tea & coffee on sale from 12 noon.

Fri, 6th May Trio Paradis with Liz Kozloski The Romantic Piano Trio

Fri, 3rd June Trio Paradis The Flower Garde

Fri, 1st July: L'Entente Cordiale

Fri, 5th August: Songs of Travel

Fri, 2nd September: The Latin American Collection


Ticketed events, dates to be announced include:


Stephen Marquiss: Piano Recital, including Stephen's piano cycle, Joshua's Fire, performed to a slide show of images.


Radstock Museum

S&D Heritage Railway Trust exhibition and other events


Other events at locations along and near the railway path include:

First Friday coffee concerts at Westfield Methodist Church 3rd June 10.30am & 1st July 10.30am and Saturdays in August dates tbc

Children's Concerts & Coffee Concerts, Gallery Cafe, Westfield, Wednesdays 11.30am, dates tbc

A host of performers, bringing a wide range of music to the Somer Valley, including:

Andy Tweed (saxophone) & Karen Street (accordion)

Azhar Saffar & friends (jazz events)

Katherine & Rachel Stonham (violin duo)

Cathy Judge (singer songwriter)

Railway Readings at Paulton, Radstock & MsN Libraries and Midsomer Norton Station tbc

Last Night of the Proms at Radstock Methodist Church tbc

Guided historical walks and sketching parties along railway and canal paths, dates tbc


Sound Tracks

Music and community arts events along the Somer Valley

railway path in summer 2016, commemorating the 50th

anniversary of the closure of the local railway.




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