What's On in December 2018

December 1

• Small Business Saturday. Free parking in Union Street and offers from independent traders in Wells.

December 2

• Music from Ant Noel and the Peabody Drakes, The Venue, South Street, 7pm.

December 3

• Wells U3A Singing for Pleasure Group meeting, Seager Hall, Union Street, 2.30pm. All U3A members welcome.

• Wells Fountain Poets open meeting, Loaf, 38 Market Street, 7.45pm for 8pm. Featured poet Rachael Clyne will read from her new collection Girl Golem. As usual there will be an open-mic session: no need to book in advance. Ffi: Ama on 01749 672911.

December 4

• Modern Calligraphy festive workshop, perfect for beginners, Loaf Bakehouse, 7pm-8.45pm. £35. To book: www.mirabellemakery.com/workshops

December 5

• Health Walk in and around Wells, meet Pickwicks Cafe 11am, with Ruth/John. 60-90 minutes.

• Action on Hearing Loss free hearing assessment, Wells Library, Union Street, 9.30am-noon.

December 7

• Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society talk by David Dawson: Two hundred years of Mendip archaeology. Also mulled wine and mince pies. Wells & Mendip Museum, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £2.

• Deck the Halls Winter Flower Festival, The Bishop’s Palace. Until December 9.

• Nativity Angel and Stars Festival, St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells. Until December 9. 10am-4.30pm; 11.30am on Sunday, December 9.

December 8

• Croscombe Christmas Market, Croscome Village Hall BA5 3RA,10am-2pm. Festive food and drink, crafts, artisan gifts, refreshments and lunches, Father Christmas and live music. Win a hamper. Contact Mary Cadogan 01749 572875.

• Christmas at the Palace festivities, The Bishop’s Palace. Until December 22.

• Somerset Film at The Engine Room Sounds of the City workshop, Wells & Mendip Museum. Chance for members of the community to help capture the sounds of Wells to be played at Wake Up Wells community day in Cathedral on Jan 26. Free. Book a place at https://www.somersetfilm.com/diary/

December 9

• Wells Rotary Reindeer Parade. Entertainment in Market Place. Parade starts at noon.

• Santa will be in his grotto at Swan Hotel, Wells, from 11am-3pm. Tickets £5 on the day to include a present.

December 10

• Lecture by art historian Joanna Cobb MA, Making new worlds?, to commemorate the contribution of artists to the Great War and the suffrage debate. Seager Hall, Wells, 7.30pm. To book contact Joanna on 01458 832178 or ericjoanna@waitrose.com, or go along on the night. Tickets £10 to include handout and refreshments.

December 11

• Wells Circle Dance, Methodist Church Hall, Southover BA5 1UG, 7.45pm-9.30pm. £4. All dances taught, no experience or partner needed. Contact Rowena: 01749 679300.

• Wells Writers Group, The Globe Inn, Priest Row, 7pm.

• Wells Railway Fraternity AGM followed by quiz, Wells Town Hall, 7.30pm. Non-members £4. More details: Andrew Tucker, 01749 830695.

December 12

• Wells Board Game Group, Cheese Yard Cafe, West Horrington, 7pm-9.30pm.

• Wells Christmas Fair in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice, Wells Town Hall, 10am-3pm.

December 15

• Giant Christmas Craft Fair, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm.

• Sing for Somerset Carol Service, Wells Cathedral. Free, no ticket required, doors open 6.15pm, service starts 7pm.

December 17

• Wells U3A Singing for Pleasure Group meeting, Seager Hall, Union Street, 2.30pm. All U3A members welcome.

December 19

• Wells Christmas Market, Market Place. Until December 22.

• Health Walk in and around Wells, meet Pickwicks Cafe 11am, with Ruth/John. 60-90 minutes.

• Picture: Nativity Angel and Stars Festival, St Cuthbert’s Church, December 7-9