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ADDING UP: Games Cafe In Nailsea town centre 9am-1pm on Monday, February 13, at 65 High Street. Please pre-book on 0738 537 8495

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DING DONG: On Friday, February 10  enjoy fun and laughter with singer Rich Cottell at the Ring O'Bells with audience invited to make requests. This is feelgood indie pop from the musician who sold more than 5,000 copies of his self-released debut EP In The Now. Rich has since recorded the LP More Than Just A Geek. This was funded, in the main, by using the same idea of the inspired Jack Black film, School of Rock, with Rich teaching music in West Country primary schools and jamming in as many gigs as humanly possible at night and weekends. His publicity blurb says 'aged 22, Rich’s work and life ethics are way beyond his years'. Advisable to book a table

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Limited tickets £4 members and £5 guests are on sale now for live music in the bar on Saturday evening, February 4. New to Mizzymead Recreation Centre is duo Young @ Heart
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Murder and mystery at Cadbury House

Wannabe detectives who think they’ve got what it takes to be the next Hercule Poirot can put their powers of deduction to the test at a murder mystery night at arguably the most atmospheric venue in the region.

With its gabled exterior, the gothic looking Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset wouldn’t look out of place in a classic Agatha Christie film and is the setting for what will be a super fun night of mystery solving.

On Friday, February 3, eagle eyed sleuths are now being invited to see if they can find the felon at what has become one of the venue’s most popular events.

The theme of the evening has been billed as The Great Panjandrum while the date for this particular night of dastardly deeds is set in 1941.

With the German army waging war across Europe, British intelligence is hard at work to develop a weapon that will aid the invasion by sea onto the beaches of France.

Many prototypes have been tested, but most have failed miserably.

Now it is the turn of The Great Panjandrum, and such is the interest in this machine of destruction that Churchill himself will witness the tests.

An advance party from army intelligence is in the town, ensuring that all is ready. However, when the whole world is at war, you can never be too sure who your friend is or your deadly enemy.

Unfortunately for some people, by the time they have worked out the dilemma, they will already be dead!

General manager Brady Smith believes those who come along will be in for a fantastic night of detective work, while enjoying the ambience and atmosphere of the 19th century house.

He said: “We’ve held many murder mystery nights here in the old house for many years and they are really popular.

"The house provides the perfect backdrop and there are plenty of rooms, stairs, nooks and crannies where the killer can get up to their misdemeanours without being noticed!

“It’s great to see everyone getting so involved as the drama unfolds and we’d encourage guests who come along to wear suitable attire.”

Prices for the evening are £45 per person and includes a three-course dinner with coffee or tea and disco until midnight.

The bar opens from 6.30pm, with guests seated at 7.30pm

More info

To reserve a place please call 01934 834343.

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Musical weekend at Sawyers

They are making music at a Nailsea pub with weekend.

On Saturday, January 28 from 7pm at The Sawyers DJ Rich spins some awesome 80s/90s tunes for a classics night at the Nailsea pub.
And on Sunday afternoon, January 29, from 3.30pm the saxaphone sounds come from jazz musician Ben Waghorn. 

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Parkin fans chant 'Feed the Beast' and he will score

Former professional footballer Jon Parkin is booked to speak at a fundraising charity event in Nailsea in the new year.

The striker while never making a Premier League appearance played extensively in all Football League divisions making more than 50 appearances for each of four clubs: York City, Macclesfield Town, Preston North End and Fleetwood Town.

He also made 50+ non-League appearances for Forest Green Rovers.

Billed as An Evening With Jon Parkin it is on Friday, January 27, at Grove Sports & Social Centre.

The evening starts at 6.30pm and promises food, beer, stories from Jon’s career, Q&A and a silent auction.

The event is raising money for Mental Health Charity Go Again.

This which provides free professional mental health support to junior and grassroots clubs including Nailsea Junior Football Club.

Tickets £20 call/text 0759 059 5879


WEDDING DATE: The next wedding fair at Cadbury House is on Sunday, January 22. Call 01934 8343434 option 1 or email to book a sport

PHOTO; Lee Hatherall Photography

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DANCE NIGHT: Nailsea Social Club on Saturday, January 21, disco with Dj Rich. Membership renewal is due now. More details on its Facebook page

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Nailsea Folk Club is looking forward to a new year new season of music.

Concerts start on  Friday, January 20, at the Tithe Barn with two incredible and versatile musicians.

Dan Walsh award winning banjo player and guitar supremo and American Brookes Williams regarded as one of the finest guitarists, blessed with a voice like chocolate.

Admired by both listeners and fellow musicians alike, Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh combine talents for an extraordinary collaboration of British and Americana roots music.

Each is a leading light on their respective instruments and they both bring buckets of charisma and talent to the stage. Add to that poignant songs and lively humour and the result is a truly remarkable duet. They will simply knock your socks off.

Tickets £14.00 + £1.05 booking fee from

First new year folk gig

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Westminster whips star at Nailsea Little Theatre

Westminster shenanigans come to Nailsea when politicians and dirty tricks are due on stage in Nailsea.

 The Little Theatre is putting on Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson, a wicked satire on MPs and their doings.

 The play – premiered at London’s Bush Theatre in 2006 – takes a no-holds-barred look at the way the Whips operate in Westminster.

It’s a week before Christmas and the government is running into trouble over a new law it’s proposing.

 There are chuckles aplenty for playgoers as the Whips’ Office stops at nothing to try to get it through the House of Commons – and quell a potential challenge to the Prime Minister.

One big question is: what exactly lies hidden in the Whips’ safe?

Director Steve Harrison said: " Given the turmoil at Westminster lately, this play could hardly be more topical..

"There are lots of laughs on offer and we hope our audiences will enjoy taking a hard-hitting look with us at political trickery.

"They should know that some of the characters involved occasionally use strong language."

Whipping It Up’ is at the Union Street theatre for six nights from Monday to Saturday, February 20- 25.

Tickets £12 from 0777 298 1037.


Tying knot at Tithe Barn

We going to the Tithe Barn, we going to get married!

Pop along to a wedding fair on Sunday afternoon, February 26, to see Nailsea Tithe Barn for yourselves.

From noon-4pm come along and imagine how the ancient stone barn could look on your special day.

Nailsea Town Council wedding planner Natalie Stadon has put together the event.

The Tithe Barn has capacity for up to 150 people and couples have exclusive hire of the Barn from noon on a Friday until noon on a Sunday.

There are no ties to suppliers so couples have full creative freedom to design their wedding how they wish. 

Nailsea Tithe Barn is believed to date back to 1480 and is a Grade II* listed building.

Learn more here


Photos @gem_hicks_photography
Cakes @rowan_tree_bakery
Flowers @thefloralpotager

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DIY courses for women

Nailsea Shedders is running a women-only DIY course on Saturday mornings.
The courses will cover a wide range of topics, from tools, plumbing, and the first, will be electrics.
This started at the end of February 10.30am-1pm at Wraxall Village Club. 
The small classes of approximately five to six maximum will involve an introduction to wiring circuits in the home including fuses, circuit breakers and consumer units, followed by hands on wiring of a household plug.
Spaces are limited and should be pre-booked by calling Steve Sayers on 0785 022 2322 or emailing
Refreshments will be provided. 
The courses will be free to attendees, paid for by Nailsea Shedders, a registered charity.
Phill Wheatley said: "We would kindly ask for a donation to cover Nailsea Shedders costs, but it is up to you entirely, as we appreciate not everyone's circumstances are the same during these difficult times."
Nailsea Shedders is grateful to Wraxall Village Club committee for allowing the course.


Rewind with 80s-90s night

Fans of pop and indie can take a trip down memory lane at a musical tribute night dedicated solely to the 80s and 90s.

The event is at Cadbury House in Congresbury, on Friday, March 10, and will see tribute act Rewind take guests back in time when artists such as Duran Duran, Blondie, Prince and Madonna were regularly hitting the airwaves.

It was also a time which saw the emergence of some classic UK indie bands like Oasis, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans and Primal Scream all bringing their own style of swagger and attitude.

A themed drink on arrival will help get the party started and will be followed by a two-course meal before Tribute hits the stage.

The evening will finish off with a disco into the early hours.

Tickets cost £39.00 per person.

For further information visit, email or call 01934 834343.

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The ever-popular bookstalls run by Rotary Nailsea and Backwell, make a welcome return on market day Saturday, March 18, outside Waitrose supermarket 9am-1.30pm. 

All proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the charity Water Survival Box which is a Rotary initiative. Its primary purpose is to provide a means of purifying water for the benefit of families that survive natural or man-made disasters.

It was developed out of work undertaken at the time of the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and a charitable trust in the form of a limited company was established in 2006.

This collection will go towards helping the Turkish and Syrian earthquake survivors.

Learn more here

Rotarian spokesman Alan Davies said: “ Our stock of good quality paperbacks has grown over the winter so there should be plenty of choice. - happy browsing!”

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Rotary bookstalls are back!

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On Thursday, March 23, 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church, Brockley, will host a Spring Awakening. 
Tickets adult £8, children £4 on the door.
After its successful and well attended Midwinter Evening, Markling Time presents a second evening at the ancient church below the rocky, mossy, leafy delights of Brockley Combe. 
This is an invitation for eveyone to be a part of its spring gathering, marking the new season inspired by the theme of Freedom, the burgeoning of spring, the return of the light, the flurry of birds and a reawakening of the bees.
Listen and dream in the choral sounds of Bristol’s In Accord choir, marking and celebrating Seven Freedoms inspired by the 2022 Reith lectures.

  • Hear the hum and buzz of bees in a spring time tale from storyteller Michael Loader;

  • Help in its telling, collaborate in a starling soundscape;

  • Be charmed by the sound of birdsong within the walls and riddled with wordplay;

  • Be part of a own prose poem creation, welcoming the return of spring; and

  • Be fanfared by the tooting of trumpipes!

An evening of playful and soulful connection for all the family interwoven with songs old and new, to bring new life to the freedoms that we experience and those we long for. 
The first half will be more orientated to younger ones with story, song and starling soundscape, followed by an interval and the second half of prose poem creation and further song.

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Comedy Loft presents... Stand Up For Nailsea

Enjoy top stand-up acts without paying top dollar at Comedy Loft and its Nailsea gig on Thursday, March 23, at the Moorend Spout pub at Kingshill.

The publicity blurb says: "Our nights feature a quality pro headliner who’s a seasoned nationwide stand up circuit performer. They’re backed up with some of the best rising talent across the south of the country and beyond. Not to mention a fun atmosphere with a few fun and games thrown in for good measure. We hand pick the best comics to get you laughing for a great night out, and all only for the cost of a pint. So come down and see them before they get massive and on the tv."

This evening is for 14+ age group and u18s must be acc9ompanied by an adults. 

Online tickets £5 plus booking fee from here

Tickets for the North Somerset Libraries talk with author Simon Scarrow are free online.

This is at 2pm on Thursday, March 23.

Known for his bestselling Roman adventure stories, particularly the Eagles of the Empire of military fiction series, Simon has since taken to writing World War II thrillers. In his latest book, Dead of Night,

Police Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense pressure to solve a murder.

Schenk’s investigation reaches the upper levels of the Nazi hierarchy and uncovers a terrifying secret.

During the online event, Simon will be interviewed by library staff about his latest book, his historical research and his writing.  

He will read extracts from it and answer questions from the audience.

Register for a free ticket at North Somerset Libraries’ Eventbrite page.

Go to or search for 'North Somerset Libraries Eventbrite'.

The interview has been arranged in partnership with The Reading Agency and Headline Publishing Group.

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Q&A with author

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SPRING SHOW: Nailsea Horticultural Society spring show traditionally a host of daffodils of many different hues is on Saturday, April 1, at Nailsea School. Doors open to the pubic from noon-5pm. There are nearly 200 classes and many trophies to be won. The golden daffodil featured was taken by Backwell photographer Cynthia Miller. To download the schedule with entry form click HERE

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Easter Preparations

EASTER TREAT: Good Friday, April 7, and 51 Degrees a high energy rock and blues covers band is booked to play Ring O'Bells, Nailsea - good idea to make table bookings 


Big band sounds

This is a big band which sometimes has as many as nine musicians playing on guitars and horns on stage.

Train to Skaville is booked for Nailsea Social Club on Saturday, April 8 - ticket details to come.

With an electric list comprises which mostly consists of second wave ska.

Two-tone or 2 tone is a genre of British popular music of the late 1970s and early 1980s that fuses traditional West Indian ska music with elements of punk rock and new wave music. 

This includes reggae classis including the covers of Jamaican born singers Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley.

Wearing steam punk outfits the group should be playing from 8.30-9pm ish.

Read more here

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EASTER TREATS: From Monday, April 3, Nailsea youngsters can join in with a FREE Children’s Easter Window Trail on Nailsea High Street! The Christmas window trail was so popular that they have decided to hold an Easter trail! Collect your trail map from 65 High Street and find all 12 pictures to win an Easter treat and be entered to win an Easter craft basket! This is a completely free family event will be running until Friday, April 14. 65 High Street is open between 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-1pm on Fridays for collection of maps and prizes. You can also drop in to 65 High Street during the Easter school holidays for FREE crafts and spring planting! Come and join in card making, colouring, Easter crafts and even make a grass head or plant a sunflower to take home! There is no need to book - just come along and join us for crafts and refreshments!


Coronation dates Nailsea celebrates

Knitters of Nailsea - We need your help!
Would you like to create wonderful knitted decorations to adorn Nailsea High Street for the Coronation in May?
The aim is to create some wonderful decorations for the coronation in May – to decorate Nailsea High Street (bollards, phone box, windows).
Then come along to Nailsea Knitters on Mondays at 2pm at 65 High Street.
If you prefer to knit at home but would still like to be involved, please drop your creations into 65 High Street before Monday, April 10.
Nailsea Town Council community wellbeing officer Jess Brown said: “We will be decorating the High Street and town centre area with knitted bollard decorations, bunting and a window display at 65 High Street and need all hands on deck to make as many knitted creations as possible.

"People can join our Monday afternoon group or knit at home if they prefer.

"We are also looking for wool donations.”

Patterns can be collected from 65 High Street, or people can use their own patterns to create coronation themed decorations.

Home knitters are asked to drop their finished items to the High Street hub before April 10.

Further events for the coronation weekend are being organised by a working party formed to lead Nailsea’s coronation celebrations.

They will be contacting local groups and businesses during the coming weeks to gather support and ideas but meanwhile, anyone interested in getting involved can email

The photos top on this article come from Etsy where patterns are also available.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the date of the Coronation of King Charles III as Saturday, May 6 with the bank holiday on Monday, May 8.

In line with the bank holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953, this will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate.

This will make three bank holiday Mondays in May with the 1st and 31st also on the calendar.

Nailsea Town Council has as yet no budget set aside for the Coronation. Considerations of commemorative mugs for junior school children in the town at a cost of £6 each is one idea.

Competitions could be created to decorate houses, shops, businesses.

And a proliferation of bunting and flags is expected to appear.

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SPRING FAIR: Greenslade Preschool committee spokesperson Maryanne Goldstone is looking for raffle prizes for its spring fair on Saturday morning, April 22, at Pound Lane, Nailsea the same date at National Jelly Bean Day! She said: "The winter fair was a great success now we are looking for prizes for our amazing raffle please." 

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Absolutely Dragulous lunch date

A weekend lunch time of exaggerated hair, makeup and clothing is being planned at the our leading four-star hotel, where a brunch with a difference is to take place.
Set for Saturday, April 22, at Cadbury House at Congresbury, The Absolutely Dragulous double act will be bringing their own take of drag queen comedy, lip-synching, dancing and live singing while guests tuck into a freshly cooked brunch.
With TV shows such as Ru Paul’s Drag Race growing in popularity, the chance to see one of the best drag acts around is, it is hope, set to prove unmissable for those looking for an entertaining Saturday lunchtime.
Cadbury House general manager Brady Smith said: “Drag acts have become more and more popular in recent years and are really entertaining and fun to watch. Absolutely Dragulous have built up a loyal following and their visit to Cadbury House is part of their continuing UK tour.

“The contrast between the historic house and Absolutely Dragulous duo is perfect and is a great way to set up the rest of your Saturday whether you’re on a hen weekend or just want to enjoy a really entertaining show and brunch.

“The ticket includes a themed drink on arrival, brunch and of course the drag show.”
The Absolutely Dragulous show at Cadbury House is taking place between 11am-3pm on the Saturday.
Tickets £45 per person include a themed drink on arrival, brunch and show.
The menu includes fresh Juices and pastries plus either berries, cherries, buttermilk pancakes and Greek yoghurt; pancetta, poached eggs, smashed avocado and sourdough bread or potato Rosti, fried egg, chorizo, Catalan tomato and pepper sauce.
To book, please visit

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FOOTWORK: More details on our Nailsea paramedics fundraising effort here

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DEVONIAN SOUNDS: On Saturday evening, April 29, traditional Devon folk band Crazy Goat play Backwell Village Club. Exe-stream traditional vibes from the heart of the West Country!

Staff from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will open up Nailsea fire station on Sunday, April 30, for a community event that will benefit two charities.

With a variety of activities to appeal to all ages, the event aims to raise funds for two important causes: The Fire Fighters Charity and the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.

Aimee Perez, Trainee Business Fire Safety Officer and Lead Fundraiser said: “It was so devastating seeing what’s happened in Turkey and Syria with so many people’s lives being changed forever and so much loss. The amazing SARAID team were able to go out and help, and we wanted to do what we could from a distance. Hosting this event will give us the opportunity to bring the community together and raise such important funds.”

Starting at 10:00, the fire station will be open to visitors and crews will be on hand to offer:

  • A car wash

  •  Home fire safety advice

  • A chance to meet Fido the FireDog

  • Kids’ firefighter dress up

  • Have a go at spraying a real firefighting hose

  • A look around working fire engines

  • Entry into a raffle

  • A chance to meet Bristol City legend Scott Murray and have your car washed by him

Aimee added: “If you’re in the Nailsea area on Sunday 30 April please come down to get your car washed, get stuck in with firefighter activities and win prizes on the raffle!”

Event details:
Time: 10am-4pm
Date: Sunday April 30, 2023
Location: Nailsea Fire Station, Pound Lane, BS48 2NN

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Fire station community day

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2nd Nailsea Scouts is hosting a second open day.

Last year the scout group ran a May fair fundraiser on the bank holiday and were overwhelmed by the community support.
For 2023 they would like to invite people once again visit its Hannah More Road HQ on Monday, May 1, 11am-3pm.

Local businesses are already giving support with fantastic raffle prizes and on sale will be delicious cakes and refreshments and outside the barbecue tent.

There will be fun stalls, music, face painting and coconut shy.

It’s a great family event.

Other stall attending include Blood Bikes, RNLI and Holly Hedge.
Come and see what they are able to provide for children who attend Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers with the help of any money raised.
Shelley Webb said: "The team look forward to your support."

More info by email


May Fair at scout HQ

Dates for Nailsea folk

On Friday, May 5, Nailsea Folk Club has the fabulous Lost Trades at the Ring O'Bells.

This trio perform contemporary songs with zest, joy and fabulous harmonies and a touch of americana. We are aiming for an old fashioned, intimate folk club feel and have the impressive Ben Balsom providing support.

Tickets £12 plus booking fee.

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NSAW celebrates 21 years!

Experience a huge variety of contemporary and traditional art and craft from more than 200 local artists.

Among those showing is mosaic artist and sculptor Anita Millward-Smith, of Nailsea.

Ceramics, sculpture, painting, textiles and more - there’s something for everyone!
Venue information and artist profiles on the website or pick up your free brochure from your local shops and libraries.


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A fun date to paint in Nailsea..

Join Brush Party, the UK’s ‘Paint and Sip’ experts, at the Ring O'Bells in Nailsea, on Wednesday, May 10, to paint our fabulous Camelopard theme.

The evening runs from 7-9.30pm.

Tickets £33 per person plus booking fee with special group rates.

  • It’s all about fun!

  • Get yourself a drink from the bar, settle down to your canvas and unleash your inner Van Gogh!

  • No painting experience required!

To book go to

Please note these events sell out fast.

Image below from last summer's painting party.


FILM FANS: The Rising Sun at Backwell is showing some iconic films outside in its garden. Tickets for the al fresco big screen experience complete with deck chairs, bean bags, and delicious food and drink cost £15 + booking fee and include any Poretti or Thatchers drink. Tickets for u13s are £8 + booking fee – includes homemade popcorn which are only available for appropriate screenings. To book click HERE

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On Thursday, May 18, the huge talent of Sam Sweeney is in Holy Trinity church taking us on a journey exploring the background to his violin playing, photo Elly Lucas.

Tickets £16 plus booking fee.

This event has already sold well and is expect it to sell out so do book to avoid disappointment.

To book go to

Nailsea Folk Club gives thanks to all those who supported the St Patrick's night.

Organiser David Francis said: "What a night it turned out to be with impromptu dance displays and a packed audience.

"We raised an incredible £770 for the Barn Owls Dementia Choir."

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Nailsea theatre fans a have a chance to peek inside their local home of drama as it marks its diamond jubilee.

The Little Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

And as part of its festivities, it will throw open the doors of its Union Street home on Saturday afternoon, May 20.

The aim is to give people a chance to look behind the scenes, chat to the volunteers who keep the theatre running and see where its three yearly shows – plus visiting performances – are put together.

Visitors will get tea and cake, too!

The open afternoon from 2-5pm comes as the Little Theatre prepares for the final show of its 2022-23 season, Amanda Whittington’s hilarious and poignant Ladies Down Under.

Isobel Williams’ production will be on stage from Monday to Saturday, June 5-10.

Visit to find out more and buy tickets at £12 – or phone 0777 298 1037.

Theatre stages 60th anniversary open day

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SOCIALLY TIME: Unfortunately DJ Rich can't make it to Nailsea Social Club this weekend so they have decided to have a chilled one instead and will be playing chart hits though the decades on their speakers! The pool table will be staying on the dancefloor and the beer garden is always open, especially when the sun is out!

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BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (start of): On Friday, May 26, at Nailsea MicroPub from 3pm it is a Blue Monkey brewery tap takeover with meet the brewers and Jim's mobile pizza van and host Mark Ashman. Details on blackboard

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Royal Oak, High Street, Nailsea

 May bank holiday

  • Friday, May 26

8.30pm DJ Rich pumping the tune

  • Saturday, May 27

9pm You, Me and the Dance Floor

  • Sunday, May 28

4-7pm Ian Murphy in the garden 

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Despite all the empty shops in Nailsea the local lady who used to run Beautiful the upmarket secondhand shop in Nailsea High Street couldn't find a venue for her one day pop-up sale.

Sandi MacDonald has been forced to find somewhere in Clevedon!

Sandi took early retirement but has been tempted to offer some retail therapy to her former customers, all their friends and in fact anyone who likes retro and designer clothes.

Sadly Beautiful closed in December 2018

Her new 'shop' opens for one day on Saturday, May 27, 10am-5pm at 3 Old Church Road, next door to Feast.

Please note Nailsea People may have been too optimistic with the designer labels image, whoops.


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Girls on Oz life changing tour 


Nailsea playgoers have a mix of fun and pathos to enjoy in the next production at the town’s Little Theatre.

Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington takes to the stage from Monday to Saturday, June 5-10 .

The play follows the fortunes of four fish factory workers from Hull who head down under on a trip to Australia after scooping a massive win on the horses.

Director Isobel Williams said: "Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda leave the fish factory for the sun of Sydney and the lure of Uluru.

"The four friends discover more about each other and even more about themselves when this hilarious and poignant trip of a lifetime becomes a life changing adventure."

The show completes the Union Street theatre’s 60th anniversary season.

Tickets at £12 are available on 0777 298 1037 or (50p booking fee online).

PHOTO: From left Julie Lawrence-Allan, Katy Moody, Soraya Sophia Moghadass & Becky Kingsley-Jones

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The 12th Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs, organised by Rotary Nailsea & Backwell is on Sunday, June 11

This is a great opportunity to support your favourite charity by getting sponsorship to walk, or run, 5K, 10K or 20K. 

The event is based at the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea and if 11th of  June doesn’t suit you, you can do your walk or run at any time until the end of July.

Charity incomes have been hit with a double whammy, first the pandemic caused a halt to fundraising and now the current increase in costs of all kinds is causing great hardship, hindering their ability to provide their services. 

They desperately need our support.  

So we are challenging the community to put out another record number of people in 2023 and to raise a record amount of money.

The event is suitable for all ages and level of fitness with the shortest walk being suitable for disability vehicles and pushchairs / strollers whereas we challenge the fittest to run the 20K, as several have done in recent years.

For full details, including how to register to take part, go to

Any queries can be addressed to Bob Keightley at

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A fun date to paint in Nailsea..

Join Brush Party, the UK’s ‘Paint and Sip’ experts, at the Ring O'Bells in Nailsea, on Wednesday, July 19, to paint our fabulous theme Highland Fling – Get creative and experience a great night out that you’ll be talking about for weeks!

The evening runs from 7-9.30pm.

Tickets £33 per person plus booking fee with special group rates.

  • It’s all about fun!

  • Get yourself a drink from the bar, settle down to your canvas and unleash your inner Van Gogh!

  • No painting experience required!

To book go to

Please note these events sell out fast.

Donated artwork will go on display in the St Mary's Grove function room at the pub.

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Rotary Nailsea and Backwell next book sale is on Saturday, June 17, 9am-1pm.

The March event was a great success outside its usual slot in front of  Waitrose store in Nailsea. 

In four hours, the stall raised £327.70 which will go to the Water Survival Box charity for the Turkey/Syria Earthquake Response. More information here

Rotary wishes to thank the helpers, the book donors and particularly the local people who were as supportive as ever.

Rotary is getting a little low on stocks.

So, whether you are a book buyer or a book donator of good quality paperbacks, please contact us on (01275) 464707 for book collection.

The July date is the 22nd.

Book stall success story

Murder Mystery Night
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

.Ticket £45.00 per person include a three-course meal and entertainment.

The Story so far…

The Year is 1937. The 'Last Night in England' party for the members of the Southeast Africa Safari that leaves these shores in the morning, is about to get underway.

The much-acclaimed archaeologist Lady Agatha Plantagenet is here along with her assistant of late the Rev Titus Jennings Major Monty Fortescue-Smythe, the crackshot from the King’s Hussars, hoping to bag a few specimens will join them on this trip.

Edith Marrowbone the famous Crime Writer is believed to be going as well, possibly to pick up some more tips for her next book?

Crispin Moorcock the Son of Wealthy City Banker, Joseph Moorcock is a late addition to the Guest list.

Finally, Mary-Belle Divine the recently widowed Millionairess has signed on with the party "to get away from it all".

Everyone seems to be in good spirits and the evening looks like being a good send off.

For some it will be a very lasting goodbye!

Limited tickets call us (option 1) to check availability.

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Rotary Nailsea and Backwell next book sale is on Saturday, July 22, 9am-1pm.

The June event was a great success outside its usual slot in front of Waitrose store in Nailsea. 

In four hours, the stall raised £292 for charity.

Rotary wishes to thank the helpers, the book donors and particularly the local people who were as supportive as ever.

Rotary summer stall will be paperbacks only as the jigsaws, DVDs and hardback sales have dropped.

So, whether you are a book buyer or a book donator of good quality paperbacks, please contact us on (01275) 464707 for book collection.

Book stall success story


Tickenham Drama Group proudly present The Sound of Music.

Performances at 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, June 20-24.

Six performances including a 2.30pm Saturday matinee  

In its 50th anniversary year, TDG is delighted to stage Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved musical.

Featuring a treasure trove of beautiful songs, including Climb Every Mountain, My Favourite Things, Do Re Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and the title number, The Sound of Music.

The inspirational story is based on the memoir of Maria a  postulate nun who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.

But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the Captain must make a heart-breaking decision.

Call Lynne Purcell on 01275 852663 go online HERE for tickets £15 adults and £10 for children u12. 


Climb every mountain