What's On in February

February 1

• Better Business Branding: Logos & Beyond, free workshop for Mendip-based businesses run by Wells Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Mendip, Somerset Skills & Learning, Portway Avenue, Wells, 9.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential. More details at http://www.mendip.gov.uk/businesseventsandworkshops

February 2

• Health & Mind Matters, Wells Town Hall, 10am-3pm. Nearly 30 organisations will be offering suggestions on ways to increase physical and mental wellbeing.

February 7

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

• Open mic night, The Full Moon, Southover, 8pm.

• Walk in and around Wells starting at Pickwicks Café, 25/27 Broad Street, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable. Can be muddy/slippery if wet. Lasts 60-90 minutes.

February 10

• A Night of Opera and Song featuring Wells-born tenor David Butt Philip, Cedars Hall. Tickets available from the St Thomas’s Church Parish Office (tel: 01749 672335 or email: office@stthomaswells.co.uk) or from Dr Alan Butt Philip (01749 675071) at a cost of £20 (£10 for children and students).

• Sustainable Wells Repair Café, St Thomas’ Church Hall, Wells, 10am to noon.

February 11

• Macmillan Cancer Support quiz, 7.30pm at the Britannia Inn, Wells. Teams of up to six at £2.50 per person. To book, call Terry on 01749 672342.

February 12

• History of Art: The Bigger Picture lecture with Joanna Cobb, MA: ‘William Hogarth and the Foundling Hospital. A pioneering double act’. Dinder Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. £8 per person or £15 for two to include a fully illustrated lecture, refreshments and handouts. More details on 01458 832178 or ericjoanna@waitrose.com

February 14

• Half-term family felt beads workshop, Education Room, Wells Cathedral, 10.30am-noon and 2pm-3.30pm. Free, no need to book.

February 15

• Until February 17. Captain Hook’s Revenge by Richard Colman at Croscombe Village Hall, 7.30pm, plus a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Adults £8, concessions £7, under 14s £6. To reserve tickets, email kateegan48@gmail.com or call 01749 343910.

February 16

• Roller Disco, Wells Leisure Centre, Charter Way, 6.30pm-8pm. £5 per skater which includes skate hire and safety gear.

February 17

• Gorgons Carnival Club monthly quiz, Britannia Inn, Bath Road, Wells. Quiz starts at 7.30pm, teams of up to four people, £2 a player. There is also a raffle. More information from Shelly Ford on GorgonsCC@aol.com or 07894 078999.

• Wells Library Play Reading Group will be reading aloud from Aladdin at the library in Union Street, and there will be themed activities to go with it, 11am, all welcome.

February 18

• Lent address at Sunday Evensong (3pm) at Wells Cathedral, with tea and a seminar to follow. The Rev Canon Rachel Mann (Canon Poet, Manchester Cathedral) will explore Poetry and the Collapse of a Culture. More details about this and subsequent Lent addresses at www.wellscathedral.org.uk.

February 19

• Lent soup and bread lunch in aid of Christian Aid, Seager Hall, Union Street, noon-1.30pm. Suggested donation of £3.50 for lunch.

February 21

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

• Open mic night, The Full Moon, Southover, 8pm.

February 24

• Snowdrop Celebration at The Bishop's Palace, February 24 and 25, 10am-4pm. Snowdrop walk and stalls. Included with standard entry.

• Syrinx Ensemble concert featuring young violinist Poppy McGhee, 7pm. Tickets are £15 to include a glass of wine, available from the Town Hall or by calling 01749 674860 or 676544.

February 25

• Oxfam Quiz Night at the Britannia Inn, Wells, 7pm for 7.30pm start, £2.50 per person, teams of up to 6 people. To book your table please ring Terry on 01749 672342.

February 26

• Lent soup and bread lunch in aid of Christian Aid, Seager Hall, Union Street, noon-1.30pm. Suggested donation of £3.50 for lunch.

February 27

• Old Deanery Garden Spring Talk, From Manuscript to Print: A Brief History of the Book, by cathedral librarian Kevin Spears. Carey Room, Wells Old Deanery, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £5 include glass of wine and nibbles, available in advance at Reception of The Old Deanery or by post from Sylvia Hanks, Purlins, 9 Hawkers Lane, Wells BA5 3JH. For postal requests enclose SAE and cheque to: Bath & Wells Diocesan Board of Finance.

• Somerset Wildlife Trust talk on Hidden Somerset by Mike Bolton, Wells & District Museum. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission £2.50 for SWT members or £3 for non-members.

February 28

• Walk in and around Wells starting at Pickwicks Café, 25/27 Broad Street, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable. Can be muddy/slippery if wet. Lasts 60-90 minutes.

• Picture, top: Snowdrop Celebration at The Bishop's Palace, February 24