What's On in October 2019

October 2

• St Thomas’ Women’s Fellowship, Church Hall, 7pm. Zambia – Church Link Visit with Chris Jenkins. Everyone welcome, visitors £2.

October 4

• Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society talk, Teresa Hall, The Winscombe Project: Investigating A Landscape Of Dispersed Settlement, Wells & Mendip Museum, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £2.

• Talking Film: The Goldfinch (15), with art historian Joanna Cobb, Wells Film Centre, 7pm. Talk and Q&A followed by film screening.

October 5

• Wells SOUP, Connect Centre, junction of Chamberlain Street/Portway, Wells, 1pm. Enjoy a light lunch as four local charities tell you what they do and each go away with a cheque. Details: 07715 770454.

• Wells Diabetes Day, Wells Town Hall, 9.30am-1.30pm, raising awareness of type 2 diabetes.

• Antiques, Crafts & Collectors Market, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Admission free.

• Men Of Somerset charity concert by Glastonbury and Mendip Male Voice Choirs, St Cuthbert’s Church, 7.30pm, organised by Wells Lions. Tickets from the church, Wells & Mendip Museum, Swan Hotel or by calling 01458 210926.

October 7

• Wells Fountain Poets meet at The Venue, 42 South Street, 7.45pm for 8pm. This month the guest will be Dawn Gorman. Plus open-mic; no need to book. More from Ama Bolton: 01749 672911.

• Wells U3A Singing for Pleasure group will meet in the Seager Hall, Union Street, at 2.30pm. All U3A members welcome.

• Wells Analytical Philosophy Society discussion on the topic Wittgenstein’s Poker & What Is Really Real, Wells & Mendip Museum, 10.30am. Everyone welcome.

October 9

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

October 11

• Start of 40th celebration of new music wells, which runs until October 17. More details at wellscathedral.org.uk

October 12

• Coffee Morning, Wells Methodist Church, Southover, 10am-noon. All welcome.

• Be a chorister for a day at Wells Cathedral, for boys and girls aged between seven and nine. Call 01749 674483 or email musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

• 1950’s Retro Night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Swan Hotel, 7pm-11pm. Tickets £15, to include American diner food, from Bishop Jones, 55a High Street, Wells, 01749 678307.

October 13

• Wells Food Festival, Market Place and Recreation Ground, 10.30am-4.30pm.

• Open Mic Night with Ross Kirk, The Pheasant Inn, Wookey. Music from 4pm.

October 18

• Start of Wells Festival of Literature which runs until October 25. More at https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

October 19

• One World Fair, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Local and national charities come together to showcase their causes, plus entertainment, vegetarian lunches, tea, coffee and cake. Entry free.

October 21

• Wells U3A Singing for Pleasure group will meet in the Seager Hall, Union Street, at 2.30pm. All U3A members welcome.

October 23

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

October 24

• Art/history series The Devil in the Detail with Joanna Cobb MA, Seager Hall, Wells, 2pm-4pm. Featured work for October: The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. £10 for one person/£18 for two. Includes handouts and refreshments. Contact Joanna, 01458 832178, ericjoanna@waitrose.com

October 25

• Annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Concert, Wells Town Hall, 7.30pm.

October 26

• Halloween Spooktacular, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. More than 50 stalls selling an array of products, designs and art. Free entry.

• Picture: Wells SOUP, Connect Centre, October 5