Offering an exciting all year round programme, Somerset has something for everyone with events ranging from literature, art and sport to historical re-enactments, balloon festival, music festivals and country shows. The choice is yours.
Visit Somerset in November and you could witness the largest illuminated carnival in Europe, at Bridgwater - hundreds of 'carts' ablaze with colour and alive with music.
Somerset is also famous for producing amazing food and drink. Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for food lovers to sample these tasty treats at numerous food and drink festivals and events.
This is the 25th year the Festival of Literature has been running in Wells, and it promises to be a very special occasion. We have an exciting programme planned for our Silver Anniversary and we can guarantee another year of variety; there is something on offer to suit everyone’s tastes: serious, light-hearted, humorous, educational, familiar, surprising and challenging.
The Festival will commence on the evening of Friday 13 October and run until the evening of Saturday 21 October.
Exhibition: RASHID JOHNSON: STRANGER
27 MAY – 10 SEP 2017
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.
On-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.
The centre is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.
Sculpture Trail at Glastonbury Abbey 1st July – 1st October 2017
The work of 17 West Country sculptors will be on show in the beautiful setting of the Abbey Ruins. Sculptors will include Ian Marlow, Fiona Campbell, George Hider and Serena de la Hey.
Open daily. Normal admission.
For details and linked events: www.glastonburyabbey.com