Exhibition #65: Show 1

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North Somerset Arts has brought together many artists from North Somerset Arts Week together under one roof in Nailsea. Over eight weeks from April 11-June 3 in 65 High Street, Nailsea, there will be four different exhibitions, each one with a great mix of artists working in a wide range of media. It is a [….]

Wheelchair friendly family fun run for charity

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Children’s charity Jessie May is looking for people to run, jog, walk, push or wheel their way around its family fun run on Sunday, July 8 to raise funds for terminally ill children. The People’s Grand Prix is fast becoming one of Jessie May’s most popular events, having raised an incredible £2600 last year. Now [….]

Foodies Festival returns with top live bands

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Back by popular demand, Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to The Downs Bristol on Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13 with a mouth-watering summer event, which this year includes the launch of a brand new Musicians Against Homelessness music stage and extended opening times. The festival will celebrate live music [….]

Parkinson’s Branch Meeting

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The North West Somerset Branch of Parkinson’s UK will hold their Branch Meeting on Saturday, April 14 at 10.30am at St Francis Church, Ash Hayes Road, Nailsea. The guest speaker is Cyril Rautley with a slide presentation entitled ‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ telling of strange and intriguing sights encountered by Cyril on his travels around the [….]

Spring concerts 2018

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This spring Vibe Pop/Rock Choir put on, not one, but two, brilliantly uplifting concerts raising over £1,500 for local charity Wellspring Counselling.  Despite the freezing temperatures on Saturday 17th March, Vibe warmed the hearts of two packed audiences at their matinee and evening concerts held at the Methodist Church on Portishead High Street. Vibe Pop/Rock [….]

St Joseph’s Primary chess players through to semi-final of national competition

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Two teams from St Joseph’s RC Primary School Chess Club have qualified to play in the semi final of a national chess competition.  On 24th February two teams took part in the annual English Primary Schools Chess Association competition where the children had the opportunity to battle it out with ten schools from the West of England and South Wales, including [….]

Facelift for Portishead Precinct

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Plans to upgrade Portishead Precinct have been announced by North Somerset Council. The council has identified funding from Section 106 developer contributions to give the precinct at the end of Portishead High Street a much-needed facelift. The £102,000 scheme will involve removing the existing slabs and replacing them with smaller more modern slabs, plus any [….]

Commonwealth themed relay for Athletic Club

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North Somerset Athletic Club and Academy will be carrying a mock Olympic torch around Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier for a 24 hour relay over the weekend of March 10 and 11. The (mainly) Junior Club, with members from across the whole of North Somerset, anticipate around 250 of their youngsters will be involved, raising around £10,000 [….]