What's On

Ashbrittle

Ashbrittle Big Sing!

with Yvette Staelens

Come to Ashbrittle Village Hall and sing with us!

Music, Community

Bathealton

Tilly Willis

An exhibition of Tilly's paintings in oil and watercolour. Somerset landscapes, portraits, still life and Africa pictures on show. A wide range of cards, prints and African textiles for sale.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition, Open Studio

Bathealton

Bathealton Village Hall

Arts and Crafts

A wide ranging exhibition of paintings, crafts, cards, jewellery and hand-painted silk items.

Jewellery, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion, Community

Bathealton

Aga Karmolinska

Having moved to Somerset and being inspired by the surrounding countryside, I started creating art again – after a lapse of many years. My work contains a variety of subjects, including landscape and animal portraits.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Printmaking, Exhibition

Bathealton

Enchanted Bathealton

A magic wand has transformed Bathealton into an enchanted hamlet inhabited by magical and fantastic creatures. Wend your way through our enchanted wood.

Installation/Conceptual, Model Making, Community

Chipstable

David Carter

Digital Photography

This photography is not ‘ traditional ’ in the sense of recording landscapes, portraits or events. It is an exploration of the world in terms of pattern, colour, shape and design.

Photography/Film/New Media, Community

Chipstable

Raddington Candlelight Concert

Clayhanger String Quartet with soprano Alison Routh

The Clayhanger String Quartet return for a concert in the atmospheric setting of the candlelit medieval church of St Michael at Raddington. Soprano Alison Routh joins them to sing masterpieces of English song, framed by Haydn and Schubert quartets.

Music, Community

Chipstable

Tracey Bartlett

Felt Sew Somerset

Tracey is a felt and textile artist specialising in hand-crafted wearables, gifts and items for the home, often combining felt and embroidery together creating that truly unique piece of art.

Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Chipstable

Edmund Butler

Good Wood Studios - Bespoke woodworking

I began furniture making in 1989 in Canada. Having completed both my apprenticeship in antique restoration, and a 9 month joinery course at The Building Crafts Training College in London, I aspire to make simple, practical and inspiring heirloom furniture.

Furniture, Exhibition

Chipstable

Annie Collins

Annie has been making jewellery now for 16 years. Searches out different beads so you have one of necklaces - some have a story to tell.

Jewellery, Exhibition

Chipstable

Jane Hollowood

Acrylic & Oil Paintings

My paintings are mainly landscapes and feature the farms, woods and hills of Exmoor, especially the Brendon Hills.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Chipstable

Graham Jerome

Earth transformed, moments captured.

Ceramics/Glass, Photography/Film/New Media, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Chipstable

Lesley Marshall

Hip-Pop Cakes/Toppers

Unique handmade edible and clay cake toppers/ornaments. Moulded and sculptured characters - can be personalised for likeness. In addition, fun toppers and shoes to adorn your cakes.

Model Making, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Chipstable

Steve Marshall

Turnwood

“a love of wood” - UNIQUE hand turned woodcraft products are a speciality. All items are made from hardwoods, sourced locally, from sustainable resources, as most items are made from storm damaged local trees.

Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Chipstable

Raamy Nadim

I design and make robust stoneware pots for use in the oven, aga and microwave, at any temperature. These include different sizes of bowls, plates, pasta dishes, jars, casseroles and some vases. All are glazed in striking rich colours.

Ceramics/Glass, Exhibition

Chipstable

Treston Holmes Studio Ceramics

Open Ceramic Studio and Gallery

Most pieces are thrown on the wheel with occasional hand built pieces. They are fired to stoneware temperatures and glazed in semi matt or matt glazes. There work features unglazed burnished surfaces, which are then smoke fired.

Ceramics/Glass, Exhibition

Chipstable

House of F

Interactive, Fun, Exhibition and Workshops.

House of 'F' returns fresh from the fun we had in the forest. This year we are 'far out'. Expect our usual variety of creativity, magic and fun for all featuring exhibition, craft workshops and cafe.

Ceramics/Glass, Furniture, Installation/Conceptual, Jewellery, Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Mixed Media, Model Making, Music, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Poetry/Fiction, Sculpture/Carving, Street Event/Circus, Textiles/Fashion, Theatre, Exhibition

Chipstable

The Soldier's Tale

By arrangement with Wellhayes Vineyard, we present a fully dramatised performance of this iconic work. Written towards the end of the First World War it tells the story of a soldier searching for meaning in his life. Music by Igor Stravinsky & Libretto by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz in the English translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black.

Music, Theatre, Community

Clatworthy

Clatworthy Cakes and Collections!

An eclectic exhibition to stimulate both body and mind, accompanied by tea and homemade cakes to stimulate the taste-buds. From badges and buttons to butterflies and mice, and from sheep and owls to magnificent photographs, we have something to interest all ages.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Ceramics/Glass, Music, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Fitzhead

Nicola Werner

Pottery Studio

Exhibition in the studio and potter at work.

Ceramics/Glass, Open Studio

Huish Champflower

Tess Armitage

Wild open spaces are intensely exhilarating, yet equally humbling. My focus remains on the ever changing weather, experience and impact of the landscape. Moving further from realism my expressionistic landscapes are an intuitive response to a moment in time.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition, Open Studio

Huish Champflower

Marc Vyvyan-Jones

Retrospective Exhibition

‘Cabot’s Unexpected Discovery of America’, (commissioned by Bristol Museum), is among original artwork on display, with maps of ‘Celtic Arthurian Somerset’ and ‘The City and CountRy of Bristol’, and children’s book illustrations. Prints, maps, books and greetings cards on sale.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Poetry/Fiction, Exhibition

Milverton

JW3 present "Stars & Stripes"

Cancelled

Charity Concert for the Victoria Rooms

Charity concert by Wellington-based JW3 (The John Walker Band) featuring music from the USA from George Gershwin to Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams to Bob Dylan and much more - something for everyone! There will be a bar.

Music, Community

Milverton

Jim Dymond

Drawings

An on-going series of life drawings. Surprises sometimes occur which may whisper stories to you - if you're lucky.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Pamela Gilbert

Exclusive handmade beadwork including jewellery, tassels and baubles, many incorporating swarovski crystal elements, all of which illustrates my love of colour and design. I will be demonstrating on some days.

Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Alison Gunner

Animal paintings 20" x 24" British and exotic. The pygmy chameleon is found in the remote Mabu Forest Mozambique. With these oil paintings (and cards) of endangered species I wanted to capture the fragile beauty of the natural world.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Sue Heys Stained Glass

Stained glass lampshades, mirrors with decorative overlays, sun catchers and panels also fused glass items ranging from hangings and dishes to necklaces.

Ceramics/Glass, Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Bern Sawle Artworks

Work in fused and free-formed kiln fired glass - from useful items, dishes, coasters, mirrors and bowls to wall mounted window hangings and individual artworks.

Ceramics/Glass, Jewellery, Exhibition

Milverton

Liz Watts

Currently studying for a degree in photography at Bath Spa University, my work explores a snapshot in time of man's impact on the landscape - both urban and rural.

Photography/Film/New Media, Exhibition

Milverton

Yvonne Whittamore

Look no paint! Yvonne creates her artwork using dyed silk, yarn, moss and woodland floor discards. My Inspiration comes from the gorgeous natural world that surrounds me, and replicating it in my own style.

Mixed Media, Exhibition

Milverton

Richard Willis

Landscape & Marine Paintings

Recent landscape and marine paintings. Prices £50-£2,000. Cards and prints for sale.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Milverton

Rachel Gundry

Lettering and design

Come and see stone carvings, drawings and ceramics. If you feel inspired, experiment with carving a letter in stone, or modelling in clay. Or discuss a commission. (Rachel in workshop both Saturdays, Tuesday, Thursday).

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Sculpture/Carving, Open Studio

Milverton

Liam Ings-Reeves

Stonemasonry and letter carving

Liam is in his second year of studying banker masonry at Weymouth College. He uses relief and letter carving in his art. (Liam is in workshop both Sundays, Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Sculpture/Carving, Open Studio

Milverton

Susan Lethbridge

Inspirational fabrics - natural textures.

Large selection of designer fabrics for you to make your own creations or buy from the display of handmade scarves, throws, garden aprons and cushions made by Susan. Vintage country house decorative accessories. Tea and coffee available too!

Textiles/Fashion, Open Studio

Milverton

Jos Holloway

Willow Gallery

A mixed selection of hand built stoneware bird sculptures, large dishes and bowls and small porcelain dishes all made in my studio in the Brendon Hills.

Ceramics/Glass, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Caroline McMillan Davey

Willow Gallery

I have been a professional artist for over 25 years showing work in many leading galleries. A large exhibition of paintings (£100-£1,000), prints and cards, mostly of the West Country. I am joined by Tom Wood, sculptor, and Jos Holloway, ceramicist.

Ceramics/Glass, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Tom Wood

Willow Gallery

I use a wide range of reclaimed and found objects to create sculptures which aim to add visual interest to gardens whilst offering wildlife habitats.

Ceramics/Glass, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Light and Space

Jan Copley, Karen Patterson, Jasmine Piercy, Martina Piercy, Ranju Roy

Inspired by this beautiful rural location, a group of artists have come together to explore light and space through different mediums.

Installation/Conceptual, Music, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Poetry/Fiction, Exhibition

Milverton

Penny Price

Contemporary jewellery and small scale silver sculptures designed and made in my Milverton studio. A selection of my signature bangles, chains, necklaces and earrings will be available from my workshop gallery.

Jewellery, Sculpture/Carving, Exhibition

Milverton

Louis and the Iguanas

Ska, Soul, Reggae, Funk

Ten piece band playing SKA, Soul, Reggae and Funk. A must for all movers and groovers.

Music, Community

Milverton

Ann Sharman

The Rolling English Road

This exhibition is a celebration of the B3227 that runs straight past our house. Various views of and from the road have been rendered in paint and mixed media. The mixed media rely heavily on free machine embroidery.

Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Open Studio

Milverton

Milverton Photobooth

Who on earth are we?

This interactive photobooth will move around the village, encouraging people to tell their stories, have their photo taken and become part of the living archive on Alive in Milverton.

Photography/Film/New Media, Community

Milverton

Enigma

David Leyland and Simon Healy

David and Simon join forces to present a unique exhibition bringing together their individual styles and mediums in a collaborative retrospective.

Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Printmaking, Exhibition

Milverton

A Family Affair

Judy and Sophie Willoughby

Judy's paintings and prints are influenced by nature and myth and includes textiles and handmade books. Sophie's stunning semi abstract work is concerned with light, photography and architecture and printed on both paper and metal. Photography by Chris Willoughby.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Karen Hewitt

A modern approach to traditional upholstery, creating an individualistic and distinctive style to furniture that was previously sad and below its best. Upholstered footstools, small furniture and gift boxes.

Furniture, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Annie Musgrove

The interplay of light and the Somerset landscape provides inspiration for Annie's oil paintings of the north coast, the Blackdown and Quantock Hills and the scenery of the 10 Parishes. Small to medium sized original paintings, cards and prints.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Colette Fowler-Marson

Art Group Exhibition

New original art works by award winning artist Colette exhibited alongside a vibrant, diverse collection of works by Colette's art group; a local friendly class which meets every week.

Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

John Abraham

John takes his inspiration from West Country locations. Often seascapes, where he can indulge his fascination with the sky. John's work can be seen along with other West Country artists at the Quay Art Gallery in Topsham's Quay Antique Centre.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Chris Howe

Art Exhibition

Chris has been working in Somerset for 29 years. He works mainly in watercolour, using a limited palette and bold brush strokes to produce atmospheric landscape paintings of Exmoor and the surrounding area.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Victoria Ward

Wivey Art Collective

Living and working in West Somerset, Victoria draws and paints - using a wide variety of media, her techniques continue to evolve. The subject matter is inspired by landscape both local and further afield, and by the creatures that inhabit the landscape.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Teresa Wilson

The Wivey Art Collective

Vibrant acrylic abstract paintings exploring colour and inspired by elements of the Somerset Landscape. Also prints, cards and bead jewellery.

Jewellery, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

David Bernard

David is working towards abstraction. Sometimes he succeeds. It's not what it looks like, it's how it makes you feel.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Angela Fine

Hand painted silk - scarves, cards and paintings. Brightly coloured individual designs.

Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Jos Harral

I enjoy experimenting with many different painting styles and mediums, discovering new ways to express my love of all things natural.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Lucy Lean

Working with textiles and mixed media Lucy's often conceptual approach draws inspiration from nature. Her ideas are expressed in both 2D and 3D installation. Currently she is working predominantly with locally sourced wool using hand spinning and felting techniques.

Mixed Media, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Dawn Mangan

Paintings in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media, covering various subjects including landscape, seascape and flowers.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Geoff Billett

People and Places

A series of colour images portraying travel in India and Morocco.

Photography/Film/New Media, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Chris Tipping

People and Places

The subjects I paint are as varied as the materials I use. Throughout my work there is an enthusiasm for drawing and the creative process which it encourages.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Wivelele

Ukulele group performance and sing along

Wivey's community ukulele group enjoys playing variety of music from ukulele and folk classics to pop and blues numbers.

Music, Community

Wiveliscombe

The Askew Sisters

Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene.

Music, Community

Wiveliscombe

Silver Street Studios

Scissors, Paper, Stone

Scissors: Barbara Edwards - cushions and loose covers Paper: Sara Fairfax - mixed media paintings exploring internal human processes Stone: Jo Dove - fine, functional wheel thrown porcelain and handmade decorative tiles.

Ceramics/Glass, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Rupert Gatfield

Painter and drawer.

Rupert Gatfield is a painter and drawer inspired by form and colour. Drawing on a personal mythology and symbolism, he sets out to both seduce and confound the viewer, embracing precision with abandon.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Open Studio

Wiveliscombe

The Bears of Church Street

If you come down to Church Street, you're sure of a big surprise. Individually designed and hand crafted bears are having fun. I make bears to traditional and contemporary designs. They're waiting to be re-homed.

Textiles/Fashion, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Wiveliscombe Town Walk

A gentle two hour walk around Wiveliscombe with County Archaeologist Bob Croft. Buildings will be brought to life as Bob leads you through centuries of local history.

Lecture/Talk/Discussion, Community

Wiveliscombe

Arlene Searle

Loose Ends

The possibilities of thread inform my practice. In this latest body of work, large-scale drawing of threads, lines and imagined textiles address ideas of time spent, repetition and the vocabulary of repair.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Perfect Bindings

Bookbinding Workshop

Make Flag Books and Fold-out Books on this workshop with bookbinder Megan Stallworthy. You will learn traditional bookbinding skills and take home two handmade books, with all materials provided. Places limited to 10.

Books/Paper/Calligraphy, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Forkbeard Fantasy

Mechanical Flowers and Animation Films

MECHANICAL FLOWERS, an installation by Chris Britton "Mad" says visitor to National Trust property, Greenway House. Recent Animation Shorts by Tim Britton ".....gawp as he broadens your brain and excercises your grin all at the same time." Terry Gilliam

Installation/Conceptual, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Photography/Film/New Media, Poetry/Fiction, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Louise Waugh

An exhibition full of colour and narrative and figurative in its style. Themes of nature, landscape and still life in oil, acrylic and watercolour by an artist who has made it her lifelong passion.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Phil Weare

Recently I have enjoyed creating abstract pictures using mainly watercolour and acrylics. Using the natural world and found objects as a stimulus, I combine colour and shape to reproduce the textures and patterns in nature.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Taunton Thespians

A Second Shakespeare Sampler

A sample of Shakespearean pieces you know - or may not - presented in a rehearsed reading.

Theatre, Community

Wiveliscombe

Max Green

Maxwell is a self taught local artist who was born in Wiveliscombe. He mainly paints in watercolour and does a wide variety of subjects ranging from portraits, animals, land and seascapes.

Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Taunton Thespians

A Shakespeare Sampler

A sample of Shakespearean pieces you know - or may not - presented as a rehearsed reading.

Theatre, Community

Wiveliscombe

Thomas Payne Upholstery

A working studio and showroom of bespoke upholstery.

Furniture, Textiles/Fashion, Open Studio

Wiveliscombe

Silents in The Hills

The Wiveliscombe Festival of Silent Cinema returns with Sjostrom's "Phantom Carriage", with live music by Jan Kopinski & Steve Iliffe (9th) & "Shooting Stars" (15th) Asquith’s directorial debut, an engaging story of a celebrity eternal triangle behind the scenes of a film studio.

Photography/Film/New Media, Community

Wiveliscombe

The 10 Parishes Photo Marathon

Take part in one day of photographic creativity and lateral thinking where you take 8 photos, on 8 themes, in 8 hours. Then enjoy an exhibition of the photos. Two classes, open and under14.

Photography/Film/New Media, Community, Exhibition

Wiveliscombe

Philip Moore

The First Drip

An installation of interactive artefacts designed and built by Philip Moore for the National Trust Castle Drogo. The installation takes a surreal and humorous look at water ingress, featuring the 'First Drip'.

Installation/Conceptual, Exhibition