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MONSTER MEETING: Nailsea Musicals production Young Frankenstein opens for four nights at Backwell Playhouse from Wednesday, October 30 with a Saturday matinee. Email for more details


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Nailsea International Bike Show is for one day only in 2024 on Saturday, September 7.
It will run from 11am-6pm at the Ring O'Bells where bikes on show date from 1940s Indians to modern sports bikes and custom motorcycles.
The full programme when compiled will be posted here
On the stage under the giant outside awning you will hear great music, sit and order food and drink and in the function room and car park will be a variety of stalls and exhibits not forgetting the fundraising auction. 
The family event will have lots to keep the children happy while raising money for Children's Hospice South West, a great cause which in 2023 received more than £10,000.
The bike show has been running since 2015 at various venues before moving to the Ring O'Bells in 2010.

In our galleries there are lots of slideshows from previous bike shows at the Royal Oak, Wraxall House and Nailsea & Backwell Rugby FC grounds.

Nailsea International Bike Show 2024

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Don't stop the carnival

UPDATE: Nailsea carnival 2024 is definitely happening. After an appeal on social media lots of enthusiast people came forward to help 1st Nailsea Scouts with the parade. Bridget Wyatt said: "I am please to say we had a great meeting on Thursday night at our Clevedon Road HQ and have a new committee, brimming with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. The carnival will definitely be running this year and we have already set a planning meeting for later in February." Great news. For Saturday, July 6, in your diaries. Planning and selling programme advertising  has begun


The carnival for 2024 was in danger of being cancelled as 1st Nailsea Scouts couldn't provide all the manpower needed to stage the best tradition event on the village calendar.

Then Bridget Wyatt put on a plea on social media - see below.

She said: "We have had a fantastic response to our social media post and will be holding a meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 7pm at 1st Nailsea Activity and Training Centre, Clevedon Road, for all those who have expressed an interest in helping.

"I am quietly confident that the event will be able to run this year.

The date for the carnival and fair at Millennium Park is Saturday, July 6.

Bridget added: "We need help with the planning and preparation in advance of the event.

"In particular, canvassing local businesses to advertise, submission of the event application to North Somerset Council, and encouraging local groups to participate in the carnival procession and have a stall at the fair."

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SAVE THE DATE: Sara Card is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday, September 7, with her annual mega fundraising cake bake. Photos from the 2023 garden party are in our gallery


Nailsea Farmers' Market trades throughout the year on the third Saturday of each month with a variety of food, drink and craft stalls.

On Saturday, July 20, Somerset Farmers' Market looks forward to filling the High Street with activity and bustle, music and sunshine as they welcome farmers, food producers, craftspeople and customers!
The market continues to expand and expects more than 45 stalls including seasonal flowers, plants and hanging baskets.
It was windy in June so some stalls had to close early.

There are a full list of stalls for July will be on our Food & Drink page HERE.

At No 65 High Street a Q&A information desk will be manned by Nailsea town councillors from 10am-noon.

Nailsea MicroPub usually has early doors for those wanting good cheer and the neighbourhood police team and a community stall also make and appeareance.

More info​

Photos from June are in a slideshow in our gallery 2024 HERE.

Next farmers' market date


LUCKY US: On Saturday, September 14 at 9pm The Master of Manchester Andy O'Brien plays the music of some of the iconic Mancunian musicians at Nailsea Social Club, Chapel Barton

Elvis tribute weekend in Nailsea

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Mizzymead Recreation Centre

is hosting an


Elvis weekend


from 7pm on Friday, July 5, until 4pm on Sunday, July 7

Tickets £78 + booking fee.


Appearances from tribute acts Gordon Davis, Lee Alexander and Louis Brown with

special guests The Sunset Café Stompers


From the 1968 rock 'n' roll years to Las Vegas and New Orleans with a gospel day too giving thanks the Elvis way

Book here


Click HERE for more info

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LAST OF THE SUMMER SHOWS: Backwell Village Show (formerly the Backwell Flower Show) is a community event held every September. For 2024 it is on Saturday, September 21, in the parish and WI halls. Schedules will be in the shops this week...

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West Country favourites The Wurzels are returning to Cadbury House this summer.

Performing their popular West Country classics, such as I am a Cider Drinker, Blackbird, I’ve Got a Brand New Combine Harvester and Drink Up Thy Zider, the event is on Saturday, June 29, within the stunning setting of the luxury four-star hotel.

General manager Gareth Ireland said: “The Wurzels are legends around the West Country and to have them perform again here at Cadbury House is fantastic news.

“They’ve played here many times before and it’s always been a memorable night. Their unique entertainment style is always a winner and we’ve no doubt that this night will be just as good!”

Tickets for the night cost £20 but anyone interested is being advised to reserve soon as space is limited.

Guests will also be able to buy a hog roast roll adding to the country theme.

Gareth added: “We’ve had a lot of interest already and if anyone is thinking about coming along to enjoy some top-quality West Country entertainment, I recommend they get in touch fast to avoid disappointment.”

For further information or to reserve tickets please call 01934 834 343 (option 1) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email


The Wurzels play at Cadbury House


TASTER DATE: If you would you like to volunteer or have a country skill or craft you would like to demonstrate at our taster days, call our national secretary Mags on 0750 196 2893 or contact us via our website


Nailsea Town Council events working party has invited Father Christmas to attend, with circus skills street entertainers, DJ in a camper van, musicians, Elsa from Frozen, face-painting artists, balloon modeller and more 

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MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES: Tickets are on sale now for a wonderful evening of film music presented by the North Somerset Philharmonia on Saturday, July 13, at The Auditorium, Nailsea School. The programme includes classic scores from The Lord of the Rings, Forest Gump, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan), Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus (Onedin Line) and many more. Tickets on the door or from and Nailsea Music Shop. There will be a retiring collection in support of Talk Club.


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CUBIST: Australian theatre company Nuworks is giving two performances at Nailsea Little Theatre of The Shoemaker of Havana. The troupe take to the Union Street stage on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5 at 8pm. Written and directed by David Dunn, this absorbing drama distils more than 60 years of history and includes the Cuban revolution and missile crisis of 1962 into an epic tale, enhanced with rousing music and songs. The principal players here are Fidel Castro and Che, John and Robert Kennedy, Nikita Khruschev, Alina Castro Fernandez and Barbara Walters. Tickets from Ticketsource here, the Nailsea Little Theatre website and box office 0777 298 1037.

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AHOY THERE: Award-winning Australian theatre company Nuworks is to perform a one-off showing of an adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's tale Treasure Island. This is at 5.45pm on Friday, July 5, at 5.45pm at Nailsea Little Theatre. Suitable for young people aged 11 years and above Treasure Island with 10 original songs stays faithful to Stevenson's tale of treasure and treachery as Jim Hawkins sets sald in the Hispaniola. Online tickets £12 adults, £8 children here or call the box office on 0777 298 1037.


OPEN DAY: Celebrate 75 Years of Bristol Vet School. Join us on Saturday, July 20, from 10am to 3pm at Langford Campus for a day filled with excitement and family-friendly activities!

  • Street Food Vans & Ice Cream

  • Fun Veterinary Talks & Demos

  • Tours of Langford Vet Practice

  • Children's Activities & Games

  • Discover the wonders behind our Veterinary School!

  • Location: Langford Campus, BS40 5DU

  • Scan the QR code to book your free entry.

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For one night only on Saturday, July 20, at 7.30pm Oh What A Party plays at The Redgrave Theatre and if you book  by the end of June using promo code ‘theotherguys’ Nailsea people can buy tickets at £25.
'The show promises to be a trip down memory lane with classics such as Sherry, Walk Like A Man and Oh What a Night, The Other Guys will inject their irresistible charm into a vocally soaring set and take you on journey through the decades featuring music from legends such as The Temptations, Beatles, Bee Gees, Elton John and Bruno Mars,' according to the blurb.
Which adds: 'The Other Guys combine show stopping vocals, slick dance moves, charisma and charm to deliver a show you won't forget. Add in a sprinkle of cheekiness and a whole lot of eye candy, The Other Guys gets everyone involved, up on their feet and partying the night away'.
Jo who went Golden Valley Primary School and Nailsea School once sang and danced with Nailsea Musicals. 
He played briefly for Nailsea United Football Club, has run theatre workshops at Nailsea School and made several appearances at Frythtival the fundraising festival run by Nailsea & Tickenham FC.
And he still has family in the town.
Jo said: "I am really looking forward to seeing lots of family and friends."
To book online go to

Jo Parsons is back in town


WIN, WIN, WIN Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival win a weekend ticket for two. Email your name and let us why you should be lucky. Organisers decision is final. Alternatively early bird tickets for the fab event which runs from Friday to Sunday, July 19-21, at the rugby club are on sale at special price £15 here

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How does your garden grow?

Will the fruits of your labour be ready for Nailsea & District Horticultural Society summer show?

Can you believe the annual summer flower show has been a fixture on the village calendar since 1853.

Well, the timetable and programme of events for 2024 is out now and you can download your own copy HERE.

The show is on Saturday, August 3, at Nailsea School and opens to the public at noon with prizes being presented at 4.30pm.

Wednesday, July 31, is the last day for submitting entry forms found at the back of the programme on page 20.

For summer 2024 there are 274 classes for vegetables, flowers, fruit, pot plants, floral art, cookery, craft and photography.

Special classes for children include artwork and junior construction projects as well as cake and cookie baking.

Joint show sectaries Martyn Davis and Jane Knight agree there is something for everyone from the seasoned horticulturalist to the novice gardener as well as sections for those with more traditional arts & crafts skills.

Cake recipes are also in the programme.

From broad beans to begonias, from gooseberries to gladioli, and all accompanied by the sounds of the Filton Brass Band it is a lovely family afternoon in the school Atrium.

With teas and refreshments served in the school dinner hall. 

Like carnival it has its historic roots in the community and needs your support so please go along and be amazed at the produces on display. 


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Outcider Festival returns for a special anniversary this August from Thursday to Sunday, 1-4 .

Now in its 10th year as one of the best alternative music festivals in the South West, Outcider 2024 is set to be the finest one yet.

Tickets are running low for this very special edition at Fernhill Farm near Cheddar.

Outcider is a small festival which punches well above its weight, with nearly 40 live acts performing live on two alternating stages over the weekend.

Bristol big hitters The Allergies will be joined by the likes of Sonic Boom 6, The Dreadnoughts, Funke & The Two Tone Baby, 8Kalacas, The Great Malarkey and Skimmity Hitchers plus many more original acts across different genres.

Other eccentric attractions include cider-obics, alternative sports day, camp fire and the Tuk Tuk Timewarp, with unexpected surprises popping up over the weekend.

The festival has a big reputation for being fun, friendly and inclusive, and many people return every year to be part of the big Outcider family.

The festival caters for all tastes in food and drink, not just cider! Outcider is a four day festival but options are available to attend for any number of days.

Tent camping is free and live-in vehicles are welcome for an extra charge.

Full festival and ticket information can be found at

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FINAL EVENT: Plans for the 21st Nailsea Community Skate Park Festival are making great progress at Millennium Park on Saturday, July 13, 1-5pm. However it does look as though under the current organising team this will be the last year, so we would like to make sure that it’s a fantastic success to celebrate all that has happened since its initial event back in 2003. The event team feel as though it’s time to move over for perhaps a younger crew to take it on, and if there is anybody that would like to be involved or at least look at the potential of being involved in future years, please contact founder Phil Williams

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The Royal Oak is planning its annual Macmillan Community Day for Sunday, August 25, to celebrate the Bank Holiday

They have a jam packed day of amazing fundraising activity involving the whole community which include:

CAR WASH 11am-2pm £5 for us to wash your car while you grab some breakfast or a Sunday lunch


NAILSEA MARKET - local businesses, we want you! If you have a small business and want a stall in our Garden Market all it will cost is a £20 donation to Macmillan, we’re looking for as many businesses as possible so we can turn our beer garden into a market for the whole community to enjoy while businesses can promote themselves email the pub to secure your spot!


COMMUNITY RAFFLE after the success of our May raffle which raised more than  £700 we will be asking the high street to get involved again in our bi-annual community raffle, tickets will only be £1 each!

SPONSORED CHALLENGES: our team will be taking part in a few sponsored challenges including a back wax for the boys and hair donation for the girls, speak to the team for info on how to sponsor 


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Karaoke in the evening only £1 per song, artist TBC

EVERY PENNY will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, we will release more info about sponsorships closer to the time but if you’re interested in being part of our market get in contact today!

This is the biggest charity event the Royal Oak has ever thrown, we hope you’ll all enjoy the day and support us to hit our £3,000 target, we’re currently at £1,943!

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  • Tuesdays people aged 65+ pay special discounted rate of £10 per person at Noah's Ark zoo farm and there is a new wet weather offer

  • Bertie the pet therapy dog goes to the Colliers Walk library on Wednesday afternoons and people can pre-book a 20-minute session between 3.30-4.30pm. See our pet page for more details

  • 9am junior park run at Golden Valley on Sunday mornings, more here

  • 9.30-10.30am back for the summer Nailsea Yoga In The Park - Millennium Park that is!

  • ​​Until Sunday, June 23Paddle steamer Waverley has a Bristol Channel 2024 sailing programme more here

  • until Saturday, June 8 last performances at Nailsea Little Theatre perform The Actress see our review HERE

  • ​​until end of July Nailsea & Backwell Rotary charity walks and runs for 2024 continue from Scotch Horn Leisure Centre to raise money for local good causes - see slideshow in gallery HERE 


Monday, June 17

  • for five days Belmont Hill will be closed for resurfacing.

Monday to Friday from June 17

  • 8pm-5am for 15 days Long Ashton bypass closed at night see On The Road page for more details

Tuesday, June 18

  • 7-9pm Brockley Bat Watch in association with Secret World Wildlife Rescue in churchyard at St Nicholas church more on pets page

  • midnight is the deadline to register to vote. Register at

Wednesday, June 19​​

  • 11am-3pm Nature Well wellbeing course at Brown Rock, Tickenham see Healthy Peeps page for more details

  • 3pm Nailsea MicroPub reopens after short break for staff holidays

  • 5pm is the deadline to apply for a postal vote. Apply at  

  • 7.30pm Nailsea Town Council community engagement committee at Tithe Barn discuss ideas for a fair at end of September for groups in the town to show off their wares, CCTV report and more

Thursday, June 20

  • 7pm pre-season training for Nailsea & Tickenham FC starts at JLC ground, Fryth Way

Friday, June 21

  • 1.30pm goodbye at Grove to Michael Spencer by sports fans

  • 2.30pm funeral service at South Bristol Crematorium and afterwards back at the Grove for a wake with family and friends 

  • 8-10pm Amber Matthews performing pop and jazz covers at The Rising Sun, Backwell

Saturday, June 22

  • noon onwards Redstock 24 outdoor music festival at Redhill

  • 9pm Heart & Soul sax duo play Motown at Nailsea Social Club

Sunday, June 23

  • from 9am Mens Triple One Day Open at Nailsea Bowls Club, Mizzymead Recreation Centre

Wednesday to Thursday, June 26-July 11

  • all days Aaron's Pets closed for staff annual holiday

Wednesday, June 26

Friday, June 28

  • tbc Nailsea Town Council event to mark reinstallation of blue plaque at the Tithe Barn

  • 1.30pm Nailsea and District Community Transport annual meeting and 30th birthday celebration at Failand village hall

  • Nailsea Running Club beer and bangers run

Saturday, June 29

  • 10am-noon Greenslade Preschool retirement party for Debbie Davie - more details on our BMD page

  • Nailsea & Backwell RFC host It's A Knockout

  • The Wurzels play Cadbury House hotel

  • 9pm Sophia and the Soul Brothers at Nailsea Social Club

Sunday, June 30

  • 2-2.30pm Backwell eco-friendly walking carnival 

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, July 5-7

  • Elvis weekender at Mizzymead Recreation Centre

Tuesday, July 2

  • After two long years and a devastating fire We The Curious reopens in time for school summer holidays

Wednesday, July 3

  • 11am-3pm Nature Well wellbeing course at Brown Rock, Tickenham see Healthy Peeps page for more details

Thursday, July 4

  • General Election see our political peeps page for details of candidates HERE

Friday, July 5

  • 4.30-7.30pm Wraxall primary school PTA summer fair at Failand village hall

  • 5.45pm Award-winning Australian theatre company Nuworks perform Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's tale Treasure Island at 5.45pm at Nailsea Little Theatre. Suitable for young people aged 11+. See poster for more details

Saturday, July 6

  • 1st Nailsea Scout Group carnival and Millennium Park fair ​

  • Dog show at Moorend Spout

Sunday, July 7

  • 9am-noon Nailsea Baby & Toddler sale at Tithe Barn

Wednesday, July 10

  • 7pm pre-season training for Nailsea United Women at Scotch Horn

Saturday, July 13

  • noon-5pm 21st skate part festival with skateboard, BMX and scooter competitions

  • 7.30pm North Somerset Philharmonia present music from the movies at Nailsea School. Tickets, Nailsea Music Shop or on the door

Friday to Sunday, July 19-21

  • Nailsea Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday, July 20

Saturday, July 27

  • 3pm kick off for opening game of season in the Premier Division of the Jewson Western Football League when they will be away to Paulton Rovers

Thursday to Sunday, August 1-4

  • Valley Fest at Chew Valley Lake, scroll down to see poster with line-up on the different days

  • Outcider Festival returns for 10th special anniversary

Saturday, August 3

  • noon-8pm Feastival at Long Ashton community centre 

  • Kylie tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Friday to Sunday, August 9-11

  • 46th Bristol Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court

Wednesday, August 14

  • Livro Lounge is opening its doors in Nailsea, an informal café-bar which will be open all day, every day for long, lazy breakfasts, sociable brunches and lunches, and relaxed dinners and drinks

Saturday, August 17

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Monday, August 19

  • 2.26pm next blue moon

Sunday, August 25

  • all day Macmillan Community Day at Royal Oak 

Wednesday or Thursday, August 30-31

  • tbc super blue moon

Saturday, August 31

  • 10am-2pm 1st annual community festival at  Backwell School

September reunion

Saturday, September 7

  • tbc Sara Card's annual cake sale for Macmillan Cancer Support

  • 11am-6pm Nailsea International Bike Show at Ring O'Bells (one day only this year)

Saturday, September 14

  • 9pm The Master of Manchester Andy O'Brien plays the music of some of the iconic Manchurian musicians 

Saturday, September 21

  • 9am-noon Nailsea District Leg Club fundraising High Street handbag stall, donations to 65 in advance

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

  • Backwell Village Show

Friday, October 4

  • 8pm The best Beatles tribute band The Kaiser Keller plays Nailsea Social Club

​Saturday, October 5

  • CHSW moonlight walk - scroll down see poster for registration link

Sunday, October 6

  • 10am-4pm Pass It On country skills and crafts taster day at Jacklands Fishing Lakes 

Saturday, October 19

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Wednesday to Saturday, October 30-November 2

  • Nailsea Musicals production Young Frankenstein opens for four nights at Backwell Playhouse with a Saturday matinee

Saturday, November 2

  • 9pm Ed Sheeran tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Saturday, November 16

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Sunday, November 17

  • Tapathon. In 2023 7,384 tap dancers took part missing the 7,596 world record by a mere 212 but more than £35,000 was raised for Children in Need not counting the extra from cake sales and dance schools so WOW!

Saturday, November 23

Saturday, November 30

  • tbc Murder At The Club - Backwell Village Club that is organised by Backwell WI

Saturday, December 7

  • timing tbc Eat:Festival in Nailsea High Street and Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea Town Council has also booked an Eat:Festival for 2025 and 2026

  • Adele tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Saturday, December 21

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market



Saturday to Monday, February 15-17
all days West of England dance festival at Nailsea School

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  • Join Coates House for its fun Sunday night quiz starting at 7.30pm! £1 per person to enter, winner takes all! Minimum one, maximum six per team.

  • date for Ring O'Bells next quiz night for Pride fundraising evening tba 

  • Moorend Spout big quiz nights are on Mondays at 8.30pm.

  • Monday nights is quiz night at The George at Backwell

  • Nailsea MicroPub holds regular monthly quiz nights - maximum of four per team. Next date tbc

  • At Backwell Village Club it is Tuesdays evenings for its charity fundraising quizzes at 7.30pm. Tuesday, July 9, is confirmed as next quiz night with August tbc

  • Wednesdays is weekly quiz night at The Sawyers at 8.30pm with live music quizzes on various dates

  • Thursdays at Royal Oak is quiz night from 8pm raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

  • The last Thursday of every month is fun-filled quiz night at The Rising Sun, Backwell. Starts at 7.30pm and it is £2 per person to enter. New teams welcome.

  • Nailsea Social Club fortnightly on Fridays music quiz. Teams of up to six players, £2 per player! Next date tbc


  • Back at the Nailsea Social Club once a month on the last Sunday, arrive by 5.30pm for 6pm prompt start. £12.50 a book, 6 games

  • Ring O' Bells fortnightly bingo sessions. Book your table on 01275 235891

  • Friday nights is bingo at Mizzymead Recreation Centre


  • 5.30pm every Sunday at Ring O'Bells


  • last Friday of month at Nailsea Social Club

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