Murmurations of starlings on the Somerset Levels.
Thousands of starlings perform stunning aerial displays before coming in to roost.
Visit rspb.org.uk or telephone the Avalon Marshes starling hotline 07866 554142 for more information.
Yuri Goloubev Jazz Trio at Cedars Hall, Wells
An evening of contemporary jazz which includes the trio’s unique modern take on some well-known classics.
Friday 26th January, 7pm
Grand Pier Whisky & Rum Festival
Enjoy a variety of different whiskies and rums at the Grand Piers' first whisky and rum festival. There will be a number of exhibitors along with live music, talks and masterclasses.
Saturday 27th, 12pm-6pm
The starlings continue to perform.
Visit the famous Snowdrop Valley near Wheddon Cross in Exmoor for a fantastic display of snowdrops.
‘Breathe’: New Exhibition by Gail Mason
Wonder around this new exhibition of natural landscapes by multi award-winning printmaker and artist Gail Mason. Entry is included in the general admission to the beautiful Palace and Gardens.
The Bishop's Palace, Wells
3rd March - 29th April, 12pm-4pm
Guitar Extravaganza: Mike Dawes
Enjoy live music from the talented Mike Dawes, who has been voted the No.1 acoustic guitarist in the world by MusicRadar.
Thursday 8th, 7pm
Cedars Hall, Wells
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Visit Long Wood in Cheddar to enjoy a marvellous display of bluebells in this ancient wood with easy walking trail.
Wells Film Festival
Visit Wells' third film festival!
Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra with Pee Wee Ellis
Pee Wee Ellis, the American saxophonist and composer learnt his craft with Sonny Rollins, played in James Brown’s band in the ‘60s co-writing hits like Cold Sweat and Say it Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud,and later worked closely with Van Morrison.
Saturday 28th, 7pm
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North Somerset Show, Wraxall. A showcase for local farming food and handicrafts. Bank Holiday Monday 1 May.
Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire from 3 -7 May. www.badminton-horse.co.uk
Bath Festival. 19 - 28 May. A new multi-arts festival celebrating the city with music and literature at the heart. www.bathfestivals.org.uk
Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet from 31 May to 3 June. England's biggest celebration of rural life. www.bathandwest.com
Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare June 17 - 18 a free event on the seafront and beach lawns with aerobatic and military displays, fun fair rides and trade stands.
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton from June 21 - 25.
Wedmore Street Fair - 1 July
Priddy Folk Festival 8th - 10th July. www.priddyfolk.org
The Godney Gathering - Sat 15 July. 50 acts on 7 stages. www.thegodneygathering.com
Frome Festival 7 - 16 July celebrating the arts.Theatre, music, literary events, walks and talks. www.fromefestival.co.uk
Yeovilton National Air Day - Saturday 8 July - a five hour flying display plus funfair, military bands, helicopter flights and trade stands. www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Yeovilton-Airday
Bristol Harbour Festival 21 - 23 July. Two miles of entertainment along the harbour including a dance village, music stages and boating entertainment.
Wedmore Harvest Home . This event began almost a hundred years ago when farmers put on a meal with cider to celebrate bringing home the crops. They are now celebrated by many of the villages in this area. The harvest home in Wedmore, held on the third Friday of the month, has evolved into an all day affair with a fancy dress procession, church service, lunch, children’s sports, tea and evening entertainment. www.wedmorehh.com
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta from August 9 -12. www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk
Glastonbury Extravaganza August 4. Held in the glorious setting of Glastonbury Abbey. Take a picnic and dance the night away. www.glastonburyabbey.com
Wedmore Real Ale Festival. A weekend of live music and entertainment whilst sampling a wide range of real ales (and wine ), this event draws visitors from around the country and all money raised goes to various charities. www.wedmorerealale.com 14 - 16 September Wedmore Village Hall.
Carnival season in Somerset. One of the most spectacular events in Somerset and regarded as the largest illuminated procession in the world visiting Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Weston-super-Mare. www.somersetcarnivals.co.uk
Bonfire Night. Various local displays.
Wedmore by Candlelight
Judging of the Turnip Prize The New Inn, Wedmore