What's On in November 2018

November 2

• Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society talk by Bruce Garrard: When and why was the River Brue diverted? Wells & Mendip Museum, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £2.

November 3

• West Country Craft Fairs’ 19th annual Christmas Market, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Admission free.

• Giant Jumble Sale, Coxley Village Hall, organised by Coxley & District WI, 10am-12.30pm. Also tea, coffee and cake available.

November 4

• Firework Display, Wells City Football Club, Rowdens Road. Gates open 5pm. Bar, hot food. Adults £5, children £3, family £15, children under 5 free.

November 5

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

November 7

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

November 10

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

• 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.

• Coffee Morning in aid of the Royal British Legion, Wells Methodist Church, Southover, 10am-noon.

• The Leprosy Mission Regional Forum, St Thomas’ Church Hall, St Thomas Street, 2pm. Learn about the valuable work of international Christian charity The Leprosy Mission. Regional manager Trevor Grant and Mayor of Wells Councillor Celia Wride will attend.

• A Flavour of India Gourmet Night, Wells Golf Club Restaurant. Three-course meal £20, booking essential. Call 01749 675005 or email secretary@wellsgolfclub.co.uk

November 11

• Remembrance Day. See www.wells.gov.uk.

• Music from Craig and Alex Priddice, The Venue, South Street, early evening.

November 12

• Seminar exploring Conflict & Resolution, Wells Cathedral Education Room, 2pm-4pm. Sharon Booth from Israel-Palestine (solutions-focused dialogue) and Leonard Daniels from Communication Skills in Challenging Circumstances will lead with their knowledge. Free, no need to book. Donations welcomed.

• Next lecture in the series History of Art: the Bigger Picture with Joanna Cobb MA will be Pre-Raphaelite Storytelling, Dinder Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. £10 per person or £18 for two. Includes handouts and refreshments. Ffi: 01458 832178 or ericjoanna@waitrose.com. This series can be joined at any time. All welcome.

November 13

• Wells Floral Art Club annual open meeting, Little Theatre, Wells, 7.30pm. The demonstrator is Tracey Griffin, and her title is Snowflakes. Tickets £10, available from 01749 677155. Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments, sales table and raffle.

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

• Wells Railway Fraternity talk, The Unknown Warrior – the LMS Patriot Project, by John Borrowdale, Wells Town Hall, 7.30pm. Non-members £4. More details: Andrew Tucker, 01749 830695.

• Wells Circle Dance, Methodist Church Hall, Southover, 7.45pm-9.30pm. Traditional and choreographed circle dances to a wide range of music. No experience or partner needed. £4 a session. Ffi: Rowena 01749 679300, revrowenafrancis@gmail.com

November 14

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

November 15

• Bereavement Cafe, St Thomas’ Church, Wells, 10.30am-noon. For anyone who has lost a loved one. Come and talk over a cup of tea.

• Open Mic Night, Wells Golf Club, from 7.30pm. Just turn up. For further details call 01749 675005.

November 16

• Wells Carnival, starting at 7pm.

November 17

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

• Art and Craft Exhibition and Coffee Morning, Wookey Hole Community Hall (bottom of School Hill), 10.30am-12.30pm. Sales table, raffle, festive treats. Proceeds in aid of Wookey Hole Community Hall Funds.

• The Biq Quiz Night in aid of Christian charity Tearfund, St Thomas’ Church Hall, St Thomas Street, 7.30pm. Churches and other groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever.

November 19

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

November 21

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

November 22

• Open Mic Night, Wells Golf Club, from 7.30pm. Just turn up. For further details call 01749 675005.

November 23

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

November 24

• Glastonbury & Wells Cats Protection Christmas Fair, Seager Hall, Wells, 10.30am-3pm. Refreshments available. Admission free but donations welcome (particularly cat food). Contact Janet, 01749 880545.

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

• Artisan Festive Fayre, Easton Village Hall, 10am-4pm. Locally made produce including Christmas wreaths and decorations, ceramics, jewellery, preserves, wooden carvings, chocolates, candles, knitted items and more.

November 25

• Oxfam quiz at The Britannia Inn, Wells. 7.30pm start. Teams of up to 6, £2.50 per team member. To book, phone Terry on 01749 672342.

November 27

• Somerset Wildlife Trust talk, Birding in the Land of the Summer People, by James Packer, an experienced birder and photographer and chair of the Rarities Committee of the Somerset Ornithological Society. His talk will include plenty of photos of exciting bird sightings in Somerset. Wells & Mendip Museum, 7.30pm-9pm. Members £3 / non-members £3.50.

November 28

• Wells Board Game Group, Cheese Yard Cafe, West Horrington, fish and chip night, meet at 6pm, games start at 7pm.

• Picture: Firework Display, Wells City Football Club, November 4