Events at a Glance

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The Festival is over for another year. Thanks to all who took part, to all who came along to enjoy our events and to the small band of volunteers who organised it all.  We’ll be back next year with Festival 2020!

This is what you missed in 2019…

Festival Events – Click on a date for further information and details of that day

Festival events in the town begin on Friday 5th July with an Opening Concert in St Michael and All Angel’s Church performed by award winning a cappella group, winners of Gareth Malone’s BBC2 series “The Naked Choir”. They return to Somerton after three sell out UK-wide tours and worldwide concert appearances.

 

On Saturday 6th July the Festival presents a recital by nationally renowned flamenco guitarist, Samuel Moore; also in St Michael and All Angels Church at 7.30pm.

On Sunday 7th the traditional Festival Celebration will be held in St Michael’s at 10.30am, with music and more, all are welcome, all denominations or none!

That afternoon between 12 noon and 5.00pm Family Fun Day takes place at Somerton Sports and Recreation Ground.  Entertainment for the whole family with music and free children’s activities.

On Monday 8 July at 2.30pm the Festival brings Will’s Swing & Country Show to Wessex House, with free entertainment to be enjoyed by the residents of Wessex House and their visitors.

And in the evening the ever popular Festival Quiz with Brian Pearson takes place from 8.00pm at Somerton Sports Club. Teams of four compete for the coveted trophy in this the thirty-second year of our quiz.

On Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm the Festival presents a Concert of Medieval Music by Woodwose in St Michael’s Church.  Woodwose (a mythical figure appearing in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe) are a trio playing traditional dance music on wild and exotic instruments.

On Wednesday 10 July at 2.30pm in Somerton Parish Rooms we bring Somerset and its history back to life through the medium of old film.   ‘Somerset on old Film’ – a talk & film by David Parker.

In the evening Mitchell & Vincent Folk Duo perform from 8.00pm in the White Hart. Foot tapping folk tunes & songs from the British Isles on fiddle and guitar in a free Festival event.

On Thursday 11 July the Festival brings HMS Heron’s Royal Navy Volunteer Band to St Michael’s Church at 7.30pm where a wind ensemble will be in concert playing a wide repertoire of music.

On Friday 12 July at 7.30pm Somerton’s Parish Rooms offer a night of vibrant music, sultry cabaret and off-beat humour with Sasha, Tami and Milly with their Bluebird Cabaret Night.

This year’s Summer Festival ends with an amazing day of music at the Sports and Recreation Ground on Saturday 13th July with Somerstock. 12 hours of music from 18 bands. Food and drink bars and stalls.