What's On in October 2018

October 1

• Wells Fountain Poets open meeting, LOAF Bakehouse, 38 Market Street, 7.45pm- 9.45pm. Guest poet: David Punter, Professor of Poetry, University of Bristol, and co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute. Plus open mic. £3. Ffi: amabolton@hotmail.com

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

• From the cradle to the grave: picturing the seven ages, latest in art history lecture series with Joanna Cobb MA, Dinder Village Hall, 7.30pm. £10 for one/£18 for two people. More from Joanna on 01458 832178 or ericjoanna@waitrose.com. The series can be joined at any time.

October 3

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

October 6

• Autumn Concert. Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band Reflect and Celebrate with BBC Radio Somerset’s Claire Carter, St Thomas’ Church, Wells, BA5 2UZ, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 include complimentary refreshments. Sales from the Parish Office, Queen Street Deli, DH James Photographics and Mansfield Opticians. Also on the door.

• Start of Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop's Palace, until October 21.

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

• Space Day, Wells Library. Space facts and information by Wells & Mendip Astronomers, astrophotography displays, observe the sun safely with the Somerset Levels Stargazers, have your photo taken in space, Space Detectives event workshop with the opportunity to experience space in a virtual world, 3D printing, and much more.

October 9

• Wells Railway Fraternity anniversary meal at Swan Hotel, followed by talk, From Mozart to Moldova, by Colin Boocock. Details from Andrew Tucker: 01749 830695.

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

October 10

• Open Mic Night, The Venue, South Street, early evening.

October 11

• Open Mic Night, Wells Golf Club, from 7.30pm. A good night for musicians and spectators alike. Just turn up. For further details call 01749 675005 or email secretary@wellsgolfclub.co.uk

October 12

• Wine Tasting. Local Wraxall vineyard winemakers present their range of wines in St Thomas’ Church Hall, 7.30pm. In aid of the St Thomas’ Church Development Fund. Admission £10.

• Start of new music wells festival. Continues until October 18.

October 13

• Coffee Morning in aid of church funds, 10am-noon, Wells Methodist Church, Southover.

• Yeovilton Military Wives Choir, with musical director Matthew Rock, will be singing at St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, available from St Cuthbert’s Parish Office (01749 676906), Cadeaux & Co (01749 762332) or Jane Savery (01749 670527).

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

October 14

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

October 15

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

October 16

• ABCD, the Book Arts group at Dove Studios in Somerset, will be exhibiting new work at Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, until October 20. Opening hours Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Includes painted inscriptions on canvas by John Rowlands-Pritchard. Entrance to exhibition is free. Ffi: amabolton@hotmail.com

October 17

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

October 19

• Start of Wells Festival of Literature. Continues until October 27.

October 20

• Charity Night Music Quiz for World Challenge, Kennion Hall, Blue School, Wells, 7pm for 7.30pm. £5 per person up to teams of six. Cash bar, food, raffle. Tickets from Nikki Ambrosini, 07811 434219, or Donna Hand, 07814 433393.

October 26

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

October 27

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

• Halloween Spooktacular, Wells Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Pumpkin carving and spooky crafts, therapists, fancy dress competition, face painting. Ffi: sarah@enosisevents.com or 07941 506800.

October 31

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

Picture: Wells Board Game Group, Cheese Yard Cafe, October 3, 17 and 31