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.
From the Stony River to the Sky
26 May – 9 Sep 2018
The exhibition ‘From the Stony River to the Sky’ runs through all five gallery spaces at Hauser & Wirth Somerset with almost 100 pieces, including large-scale outdoor works set in the gardens at Durslade Farm.
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.
'From the Stony River to the Sky'
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is proud to present a major solo exhibition of works by Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976), the majority of which have never before been exhibited in the UK. Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the twentieth century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension and the actuality of real-time experience into his work. Known primarily for his invention of the mobile, Calder created a prolific oeuvre that extended to wire sculpture, carved figures, stabiles, standing mobiles, oil paintings, works on paper, jewellery, furniture and domestic objects, and monumental public commissions across the globe.
28th July - 11th August 2018
The mission of New Wine as a movement is to see local churches playing their part in changing nations.
Note: The Bath and West Showground is only 5 miles from Beanacre Barn, your perfect peaceful retreat after a busy day at the Showground!
One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectables, vintage articles and unique finds.
Over 250 inside and outside stalls, selling a plethora of items from retro-furniture, vintage clothing, garden statuary, crafts, art, jewellery, books, toys, sweets, clothes, CD’s, music, gifts, lifestyle products, stationary, fabrics and more
A licensed restaurant, café, food court and on-site banking facilities all help to make this a great day out for all of the family.
Local Arts & Crafts - open for visitors
Nestling in the heart of the Somerset Levels, the 80 acres of willow provide the raw material for our craftsmen to weave...
Well-known Somerset pottery with modern gallery selling ceramics, sculpture and paintings.
Glass blowing by one of the country's best known glass makers.