Category Events

Yeovil Literary Festival – inspiring artists and authors for 10 years

The public will be spoilt for choice this year at the Yeovil Literary Festival with over fifty well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities, and exciting new writers to choose from. Yeovil Literary Festival takes place between Thursday 20 October to Monday 24th October, with events at The Octagon Theatre, Westlands Entertainment Venue and Yeovil Library. The […]

Wells Cathedral service to celebrate Lord Lieutenant

Wells Cathedral is to host a special service to give thanks for and celebrate the work of Somerset’s Lord-Lieutenant Annie Maw CVO, who retires at the end of October. To mark the occasion, people are being invited to Evensong in the Cathedral Nave on October 9th at 3pm. Today the Dean of Wells, the Very […]

‘Walk for a Life’ to highlight suicide prevention in Somerset 

Suicide can affect anybody, and there isn’t a community in Somerset which hasn’t been touched. Somerset County Council, together with partners, are helping to raise awareness of suicide at a Walk For A Life’ event taking place Saturday 8 October.  Walk For A Life’ will start at Stragglers Coffee House at Somerset County Cricket Ground at […]

Insight and collaboration at Somerset Climate Business Summit 2022

More than 60 local businesses joined the Somerset Business Climate Summit 2022 held at Queens College in Taunton on Wednesday 21 September. The event opened with a surprise flash mob choir performance from Year 4 & 5 students from Queen’s College, who performed an inspiring and poignant rendition of Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’. […]

Local author will charm guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Caroline Newark will be giving a talk, “A Murder in the West Country – Love and Loss in the War of the Roses”, at Yeovil Library this Thursday (22 September). The event will take place at the King George Street library from 10.30 until 11.30 am and will focus on Caroline’s latest book: […]

Her Majesty The Queen: Somerset County Council update

Funeral The state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth ll, will take place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey at 11am. It will be a day of National Mourning and a Bank Holiday. The service will be televised. Whilst critical Somerset County Council services such as social care will continue, most buildings and […]

Sparks fly this summer at Somerset Libraries

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022.  Nearly 7,000 children have already signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, asks 4–11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The […]

Nominations Open for Somerset’s Community Resilience Award

Do you know someone who has helped their community be prepared for emergencies? A new award has been launched to celebrate people or groups that have made their communities more resilient. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Somerset Community Resilience Day on October 13, at West Monkton Village Hall. Nominations are invited from […]

Celebrating Somerset’s Children Looked After and Young People

The achievements of more than 360 Somerset children looked after and young people in care have been celebrated at the return of the Annual Achievement Awards. Somerset County Council recognised 364 children and young people for their outstanding efforts following nominations from social workers, leaving care workers, schools, and other Children’s Services professionals. The entrants […]

Flying the flag to show solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities for Taunton Live and Pride

Somerset County Council proudly raised the Rainbow flag outside County Hall this morning (Monday 11 July) to show support and solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities. Members of the County Council’s Executive and organisers of Taunton Live and Pride celebrated as the flag was raised as part of this year’s events. Councillor Adam Dance, Somerset County Council […]