Category Events

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 […]

Raising the flag to show support for Somerset’s Armed Forces

Somerset County Council has raised the flag outside County Hall in Taunton to mark Armed Forces Day. Somerset County Council Chairman Cllr Mike Best was joined by the Council’s Armed Forces Champion Cllr Henry Hobhouse, Council Leader Cllr Bill Revans, and Deputy Council Leader Cllr Liz Leyshon for the flag raising ceremony on Monday morning […]

Somerset Libraries Presents: Miranda Pender Late Flowering Lyricist

Tuesday 21st June, 4pm. Somerset Performing Arts Library, Yeovil. In celebration of Make Music Day, Somerset Libraries Presents ‘Late Flowering Lyricist’, a talk by local musician and artist Miranda Pender. Make Music Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all forms of music and is recognised across the world, from France, where it originated, to […]

Thank a teacher on 26th May 2022

It’s national ‘Thank a Teacher’ day on 26 May 2022, giving everyone an opportunity to send a message of gratitude to the hard working educational professionals who helped shape lives today. Somerset County Council is inviting everyone to share their videos on the Council’s social media thanking that one teacher who made the biggest impact […]

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Somerset Libraries Presents is hosting a Local History Day at Frome Library on Saturday 21 May between 10am-3pm to help find out more about house history, Frome or hidden ancestors. Would you like to know how to research the history of your house, or discover hidden ancestors? Do you have a question about the history […]

Local author will enlighten guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Justin Newland, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment’ at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil BA20 1PY from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m. on Friday 29th April 2022. Justin will explore the secret history of the Great Enlightenment, that seething cauldron of ideas, and how this period shaped […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on extraordinary 70-mile Somerset Jubilee Jaunt

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw is about to embark on an ambitious 70-mile wheelchair marathon – to celebrate seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get in the way of […]

Dragons and jelly? It can only be Dad’s Club

Taunton Libraries’ Dad’s Club is proving a popular event, giving dads the opportunity to have some fun and quality time with their children. At the most recent event, dads and children alike enjoyed activities including the painting table, rescuing dragons from the Jelly and the digital table to name but a few. In a survey […]

Let’s make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a celebration to remember in Somerset 

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is calling on the county’s residents to come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and make it an event to remember. The Queen will formally start to celebrate her personal Platinum Jubilee year from Sunday 6th February – the date of her Accession to the Throne in 1952.  The […]

Molly Naylor: Stop Trying to be Fantastic

Somerset Libraries invite you to join them in Yeovil on 27 January for a very special performance by Molly Naylor, in association with The Inn Crowd and Libraries Connected. ‘Stop Trying to be Fantastic’ is a story about suffering, adventure, saviour-complex, acceptance, and a magpie who refuses to quit. One day, a magpie comes into […]