What's On in March

March 3

• 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.

• Tom Bree will give a talk with slides on the geometric and cosmological design of Wells Cathedral in the Cathedral nave, 7pm, followed by a Q&A. Tickets £5 from the Cathedral box office or on the door.

• Jumble sale, Coxley Memorial Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm, raising funds for World Challenge Expedition. If you have jumble to donate please contact Jo on 07742021635 who can collect if necessary.

March 4

• Recycle event for swapping items, Priory Road car park, next to the Good Earth, 10.30am-noon.

March 5

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

March 7

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

• London Suite by Neil Simon, Wells Little Theatre, 7.30pm, until March 10. Tickets £10, concession £8, available from www.wellslittletheatre.com or in person from the theatre on Tuesdays and Saturdays from noon to 1.30pm or Wednesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm, or by calling 01749 672280.

March 9

• Spangles Duo with music from the Forties to the Seventies, The City Arms, High Street, 9pm-11pm.

March 10

• International Women’s Day celebration featuring The Blue Stocking Society and the Chaps Cafe, Kennion Hall, Blue School, 7.45pm. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) from Kim, 01749 689037; Sarah, 07525 347256; or email wowiwd18@gmail.com

• Walk in and around Wells starting at Morrisons, East Somerset Way, Wells, 11am for 11.15am start with Jo, using footpaths, lanes and tracks. There are some inclines, possibly stiles (weather permitting). It may be muddy or slippery if wet. Lasts 60-90 minutes.

• Casino Royale Night, Wells Town Hall, 7pm, to raise money for Heads Up and Wells Air Cadets. Cars, cocktails and casino tables, plus Dee Dee Wilde of Pan’s People and live music from Dan Lealman as Trué Bublé. Tickets £20, to include a glass of fizz, available from the Town Hall and the Swan Hotel. 

March 11

• Rare Plant Fair, The Bishop’s Palace, 10am-4pm, £6 to include entrance to the Palace and Gardens.

• Mother’s Day Carvery in the Wells Golf Club restaurant. Traditional Sunday lunch served with all the trimmings. Booking essential: 01749 675005, option 3.

March 12

• History of Art: The Bigger Picture with Joanna Cobb, MA: ‘Thomas Gainsborough and the Royal Academy. In and out of harness’. Dinder Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. £8 per person or £15 for two to include information sheets and refreshments. More details on 01458 832178 or ericjoanna@waitrose.com

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

March 14

• Walk in and around Wells starting at Pickwicks Cafe, 25/27 Broad Street, 11am with Ruth, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable. Can be muddy/slippery if wet. Lasts 60-90 minutes.

March 15

• Wells Floral Art Club: demonstrator and florist Jayne Morriss will present Strolling Through Gardens, 2.15pm, St Thomas’ Church, Wells. New members and visitors are welcome.

March 16

• Singer-songwriter Greg Hancock, The City Arms, High Street.

March 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.

• Coffee and cake morning at the Lawrence Centre, Chamberlain Street, Wells, everyone welcome. Why not drop in for a coffee, a cake and a chat, anytime between 10.30am and noon? Organised by the Wells Labour Party.

• Wine & Cheese Tasting with Perold Wine Cellar and the Somerset Cheese Company, Chewton Mendip Village Hall, 7pm, raising funds for Chewton Mendip Primary School. Tickets £10 per person (over 18 only), contact chewtonpta@hotmail.com for details/reservations.

• The Messier Marathon 2018 public stargazing event and talk at Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre organised by Wells & Mendip Astronomers and Bath Astronomers, 6pm-11.30pm. It is advisable to confirm that the event is going ahead before travelling.

• Mendip Men’s Walk for St Margaret’s Hospice from Cathedral Green to Tor Rugby Club, 10.30am. Email events@candlelightcare.co.uk

• Wells Lions Club concert with Bristol Male Voice Choir and violinist Poppy McGhee, St Cuthbert's Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 and £10. Call 01458 210926, or email millerburt@btinternet.com.

March 18

• Wedding Fair, The Bishop's Palace, Wells, 11am-3pm.

March 19

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

March 21

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

March 24

• Guitarist and vocalist Ross Kirk, The Globe Inn, Priest Row, 8pm.

• Tom Elliot, comedian and magician, Connect Centre, Wells, 7.30pm. Tickets from the centre or connect-centre.org.uk/tom-elliot

• Helen Ottaway and Melanie Thompson will use film, sound installation, demonstration and talks to describe the creation of original site-specific work in response to Sri Lanka and Denmark, The Bishop’s Barn, Wells 7.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Part of the Into the Barn project.

• Easter Egg Trail begins at The Bishop's Palace. Children can follow the clues to find coloured eggs around the gardens, and when they have found them all, they can return to claim their chocolate prize from the shop. Included in standard admission.
 
• Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society concert to mark centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Wells Cathedral, 7pm. Tickets are available online at wcos.org.uk.
 
March 26
 
• Make-it Monday session in the Undercroft of The Bishop's Palace, 10.30am-3pm. Crafting activities for families including Easter-themed card-making, daffodil windmills, baby animal-themed masks and puppets and making use of spring flowers. Included in standard admission.
 
March 27
 
• Somerset Wildlife Trust talk by Hugh Graham on the River Otter Beaver Trial and Devon Beaver Trial, Wells & District Museum. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission £2.50 for Somerset Wildlife Trust members, £3 for non-members.
 
March 28
 
• Walk in and around Wells starting at Pickwicks Cafe, 25/27 Broad Street, 11am with Ruth, using paths, tracks, possibly fields and stiles if suitable. Can be muddy/slippery if wet. Lasts 60-90 minutes.
 
• Creative workshops for families, Wells Cathedral ,10.30am-noon or 2pm-3.30pm. Free, but donations to help cover cost of materials gratefully received.
 
March 30
 
• Nature Ninjas session in the Community Garden, The Bishop's Palace, with the Palace garden team, 11am-3pm, aimed at getting little ones engaged with nature and gardening. Included in standard admission.
 
March 31
 
• Storytelling and creative writing for children aged 8-11 with author and storyteller Beth Webb, Wells Library, 10am-12.30pm. £1 for creative writing workshop.
 
• Picture top, London Suite, Wells Little Theatre, March 7-10