What's On in July 2018

July 1

• Sustainable Wells Freecycle event, Priory Road car park, 10.30am-noon.

July 4

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

July 6

• Priddy Folk Festival, until July 8. Music, dance, workshops and children’s festival: priddyfolk.org

• Italian Gourmet Night, Wells Golf Club Restaurant. Three-course meal, £20. Booking essential. For further details call 01749 675005 or email secretary@wellsgolfclub.co.uk

July 7

• Wells Good Afternoon Choir charity concert with Bath Male Choir, St Cuthbert’s Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (under 12s £6) from Wells and Mendip Museum or by calling 01761 472468.

• Vintage Somerset Fair, Town Hall, Market Place, Wells. Vintage clothes, vinyl, gifts, accessories, jewellery, toys, books, collectables, kitchenalia and more. Entry £1, students 50p, under 16s free.

• Morris dancing by Aldbury Morris Men, Cathedral Green, 10am.

• Exhibition of artwork from Society for Disabled Artists in South Cloister, Wells Cathedral, until July 14.

July 8

• Wells charity boules tournament organised by the Rotary Clubs of Wells and Avalon, Market Place, 9.30am onwards.

• Romulus and Remus Italian festival, Palace Farm, from noon. Tickets £15: contact Julie Bollini on 07929 926490.

• Music from Liam Howard, The Venue, South Street, early evening.

July 10

• Wells Floral Art Club presents a demonstration, In Touch with Nature by Tracy Johnson from Devon, St Thomas’ Church Hall, Wells, 2.15pm.

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

July 11

• Open Mic Night, Wells Golf Club, from 7.30pm. Just turn up. For further details call 01749 675005 or email secretary@wellsgolfclub.co.uk

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

July 12

• WOWFest orchestral weekend, until July 15: wellsyouthmusicfest.co.uk

• Wells Theatre Festival, until July 15: wellstheatrefestival.org

July 14

• Coffee and cake morning organised by Wells Labour Party, Lawrence Centre, Chamberlain Street. Why not drop in for a coffee, a cake and a chat, any time in the morning between 10.30am and noon? Everyone welcome.

• Summer Spectacular, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Gifts, beauty treatments, foodie goods, face painting, glitter hair, henna. More from sarah@enosisevents.com

• Wells SOUP! Four local charities pitch for and share £700 at Wells SOUP! lunch’s new, bigger venue, the Connect Centre, Chamberlain Street/Portway junction, Wells, 1-2pm. Waitrose’s car park is nearby. Phone 07715 770454 for details.

• Wells fire service charity summer ball, Wells Cathedral School, 7pm-midnight. Three-course dinner, music. Tickets £40 from Christian 07734 564876 or Rachel 07837 549630.

July 18

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

July 21

• City of Wells Almshouses Open Day, 11am-4pm. Visit the almshouses, gardens and chapel and learn about their history.Ploughman’s lunches, afternoon teas. Free entry. Donations welcome.

July 25

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

July 26

• The Britten Youth String Orchestra lunchtime concert, Conference Room, The Bishop’s Palace, noon. Varied programme of string works. Included in admission to the Palace & Gardens.

July 27

• Quiz Night, Wells Golf Club, teams of four to six, starts 7.30pm, £8 per person including food. Booking essential, call 01749 675005 or email secretary@wellsgolfclub.co.uk

July 28

• Artisan Market, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. More than 20 stalls selling handmade crafts. Admission free.

July 29

• Wells Royal British Legion Summer Ball, Swan Hotel, 7pm-11.30pm. Tickets £25 from Wells Film Centre.

• The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform The Tempest on the South Lawn at The Bishop’s Palace, 6pm. Take chair or rug and picnic. Adult £16.50/child £10/family £45 (2 adults and 2 under-16s). Ticket prices including barbecue food: adult £21.50/child £15.50/family £67. Tickets available from Palace Shop, by telephone 01749 988111, or from www.bishopspalace.org.uk

Picture: Boules, Wells Market Place. See July 8.