SOMERSET OPEN STUDIOS – Annually in Sepember

August 15, 2019

Somerset Open Studios returns! It’s the opportunity for SAW Artist Members to open their studio doors to allow a glimpse into often-private spaces and workshops, alongside pop up venues, where audiences can meet the artist, see work in progress and visit the creative source. Somerset Art Weeks alternates each autumn between Open Studios and Exhibitions + Events. After the…

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Autumn Festivals 2024 in Wells in Somerset

July 30, 2019

Somerset is home to an amazingly wide selection of festivals. These range across art, media, literature, live comedy, food and film. The magnificent historic city of Wells is host to a number of these. I particularly want to draw your attention to two outstanding autumn festivals; the Wells Food Festival and the Wells Festival of…

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Wells in Somerset – England’s Smallest City

June 13, 2019

A visit to Wells during your holiday in the Beanacre Barn should be at the top of your list! The cathedral city of Wells, England’s smallest city is a historical gem! With a population at the last count of just over 10,000, Wells is the smallest city in England. Roman & Medieval City The city…

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Somerset – A wealth of National Trust!

April 5, 2019

Seeing this beautiful image of the bluebells on Brean Down reminded me of the great number and diversity of fascinating National Trust properties within easy reach of the Beanacre Barn here in Binegar, Somerset. As you can see from the map on this linked page, these include the house and majestic gardens at Stourhead, home…

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The Somerset Levels and Moors

March 3, 2019

At the heart of Somerset in the southwest of England is an area called the Somerset Levels and Moors. It has international status as one of the most important wetlands of its type in the world. The whole area was under water until about 4500 BC when peat deposits began to form in salt marsh,…

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