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Join painting at pub

Are you a Busy Bee reading to join a Brush Party to paint Moon Gazer on Wednesday, March 20.

Unfortunately this popular pastime has switched venues and it is not at the Ring O/Bells for March although it is listed online under Nailsea it  will be held at the Teatro Lounge, Clevedon.

Online tickets for the paint and sip party at £33 plus booking fee from https://brushparty.co.uk/events/busy-bees-nailsea/

The evening usually lasts about two and a half hours.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since school, our artist will walk you through creating your masterpiece in this sprightly, fun and up-tempo party.

You don’t need to bring anything apart from yourself … we provide everything, a quality canvas, all the paint you need, brushes and the environment for you to have a great night out.

Aprons are provided but best to wear old clothes and bring your own funky pinny!

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SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, March 23 Fake That is back in 2024 with some brand new acts and sure to be better than ever. From 7pm onwards Nailsea United FC host Fake That 2024 at Grove Sports Centre and Social Club.

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A comedy treat staged in London’s West End only last year is all set to hit Nailsea.
Playgoers will be treated to Charles Dickens with a difference when the town’s Little Theatre presents Bleak Expectations at its Union Street home.
The Mark Evans extravaganza was tagged ‘Dickens with a dash of Monty Python’ by The Times when it moved to the Criterion Theatre, London.
And Phil Kingsley-Jones, director of the Little Theatre production, said: "It’s a modern parody of Dickens’ works which makes fun of Victorian values when emotions were meant to be repressed and women subjugated."
The play chronicles the thrilling early years in the life of Sir Philip Bin - writer, inventor and Queen Victoria’s secret second husband.
Phil added: "It is a fast-paced, action-packed comedy featuring dastardly villains you will love to boo, alongside truly preposterous Dickensian style names, pulse-quickening romances, heart-rending death scenes, and definitely, probably, hopefully, a happy ending."
The show opens at Union Street with a 2.30pm matinee on Sunday, March 3, before six performances at 7.45pm from Monday to Saturday, March 4-9.
Tickets £12 (plus a 50p handling fee for payments by cheque) on 0777 298 1037 or online via www.ticketsource.co.uk (search for Nailsea Little Theatre – 50p booking fee).

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What the Dickens! at Nailsea theatre

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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. Launch night is at 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 7, at Mizzymead Recreation Centre. Email for more details nailseamusicals@gmail.com

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SONGS OF THE SEA:  Following their much-applauded visit last year, Bristol’s longest-serving sea shanty group, The Harry Browns, make a welcome return to Tickenham church on Friday, March 15. They will be giving us songs from the sea from their expansive repertoire including contemporary and self-penned numbers. Formed in the 1980s, the singers have toured Europe and sung at major festivals at home and abroad. So come along at 7.30pm and have a fun evening in our lovely St Quiricus and St Julietta church across the old Roman Causeway from Nailsea. Tickets at £10 including refreshments on 0774 008 5015 or go to www.ticketsource/harrybrown-events

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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 https://nailseabikers.org.uk/blog/2024/01/16/programme-2024/.
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.

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ARE YOU THERE? An evening with medium Bernie Scott starts at 6.30pm on Friday, April 19, at Cadbury House Hotel, Congresbury. join us for an extraordinary evening as Bernie opens the door to the mystical realm. Be prepared for an awe-inspiring experience filled with messages, insights, and connections that transcend the ordinary. Tickets £15.00. To book click HERE 

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North Somerset Arts is  excited to announce a new initiative that we will be trialling at its Members Exhibition! The creative group will be running a 'pocket-money' stall aimed at encouraging children to start discovering their own artistic tastes and find something special for themselves.

All pieces on this stand will be priced under £15 and can only be chosen and bought by children aged under 16 years old.

There will also have some fun activities for children to get creative!
After their popularity at the last exhibition, NSA will be putting together a programme of artist talks and demos across the weekend. I

f you are interested in taking part you can let us know on the application form which will be sent out to members at the end of the week.

And here is a date for the diary, Arts Week 2025 will run from Saturday to Sunday, May 3-11.

The NSA committee have agreed these dates for its next biennial Arts Week.

A spokesman said: "We are aiming to open membership applications in September, but we would encourage anyone who wants to take part to start thinking about finding a venue now, as places can get booked up quite far in advance.

"More details about Arts Week and membership will be released after the Members Exhibition."

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SWEET MUSIC: North Somerset Philharmonia (formerly Nailsea Concert Orchestra) is to perform Scheherazade at its next concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 13. The orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s exhilarating journey of love, intrigue and adventure. The programme also includes Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 and Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns. Tickets available on the door, from www.nsphilharmonia.org.uk, or from Nailsea Music Shop. There will be a retiring collection in support of Freewheelers.

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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

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SHOW TIME: gates open 8.30am North Somerset Show at The Showground with the very best of livestock and horses showcased with rural events, crafts and food. Advance ticket offer until Sunday, April 28 here https://www.nsas.org.uk/visitors/tickets-info/

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TAKING PRIDE: Nailsea Town Council events working party has pencilled in a Pride Event similar to those planned for Clevedon and Portishead for Saturday afternoon, June 8, but a parade is not being included

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

It is one of the biggest markets in Somerset with 40+ stalls monthly. In addition every month there are at least two invited community groups, street musicians and at No 65 High Street a Q&A information desk manned by Nailsea town councillors from 10am-noon.

Nailsea MicroPub has early doors for those wanting good cheer and sometimes we have pop-up stalls in High Street shops to enhance the shopping experience.

More info https://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/markets/nailsea/.​

Thanks go to Sheer Zed, writer, Buddhist Shaman and musician who took images in a slideshow from February in our gallery 2024.

Next farmers' market date

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IN THE BAG: The next stall is the same dates as the farmers' market on Saturday, May 18. Make your donations soon, thanks

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REGGAE LEGENDS: From 8pm at Nailsea Social Club at Chapel Barton on Saturday, March 30
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TICKET ONLY: On Friday evening, March 15, at Noah's Ark zoo farm with an after dark tour wearing state-of-the-art night goggles and conservation presentation not forgetting 2-course meal. Find out more here https://bit.ly/3uqkpT

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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

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What's On

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To add a new item or amend send an email with poster if you have one to nailseapeople@gmail.com.

NEW

  • A Better Weigh Nailsea's newest High Street shop is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4.30pm and Saturday 9am-4pm more on our food and drink page HERE

  • noon-6pm Nailsea MicroPub is opening again on Sunday afternoons

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Monday, February 19, on weekdays only for 12 nights

  • 8pm-6am B3130 Clevedon Road, Tickenham closed for carriageway resurfacing

Monday to Friday, February 19-23 group nights
or Sunday, February 25 10.30am-noon

  • 1st Nailsea Scouts fundraising textiles collection at Clevedon Road HQ

Thursday, February 22

  • from 7pm acoustic open mic night at Heaven's coffee house at Backwell crossroads

Friday, February 23

  • 3pm onwards Arbor Ales meet the brewer tap takeover at Nailsea MicroPub

  • 8pm till late DJ Rich at Royal Oak, Nailsea

Saturday, February 24

  • killer pool and darts competition at Nailsea Social Club

  • 9pm solo artist Brad Wesley who is also bass player from JD Experience plays live at Ring O'Bells

from Tuesday, February 27 for four weeks

  • 7.15-9.30pm free CAP (Christians against Poverty) money coaching course at Trinity House, next to Holy Trinity church

Tuesday, February 27

  • 11am-noon new Tai Chi Qu Gong class at Tithe Barn starting run by Age UK Somerset. Cost £5

  • 6.30-8.30pm The Wedding Evening. There is free parking on site. To register email wedding team at weddings@cadburyhouse.com or call on 01934 834 343 – Option 1.

Wednesday, February 28

Saturday, March 2

  • 10am-noon Nailsea Community Litter Heroes litter pick from 26 Somerset Square

Sunday to Saturday, March 3-9

  • one Sunday matinee then 7.45pm other nights Bleak Expectations at Little Theatre

Sunday, March 3

  • 10am-5pm Triggols' Vintage Wedding Cars open garage day at Tickenham

Friday, March 8

  • 8pm annual meeting at Nailsea Social Club postponed from January date

Saturday, March 9

  • 10am-3pm Eco Fair at Nailsea Methodist Church, Silver Street

  • 8pm Aimee's Wine House wine-tasting evening at Backwell WI Hall. Tickets £15

Sunday, March 10

  • Mothering Sunday - see menus on our food and drink page for ideas

Wednesday, March 13

  • 7.30pm Nailsea WI meets at Christchurch vestry hall on the second Wednesday of the month. For March the guest speaker talks about herbal remedies. Afterwards there are refreshments. Visitors are made very welcome

Friday, March 15

  • 6-9pm evening adventure at Noah's Ark zoo farm with an after dark tour wearing state-of-the-art night goggles followed by 2-course meal. Find out more here https://bit.ly/3uqkpT

  • 7.30pm The Harry Browns at Tickenham church

  • Comic Relief will be broadcast on the BBC and former Nailsea School student Hope Kenna will be appearing with Just For One Day company on the show

Saturdays and Sundays, March 16-17 and 23-24

  • various times Musicals, Movies and More with Bedford Performers at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre - tickets on sale from Saturday, February 10. Chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support

Saturday, March 16

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea and Backwell Rotary Club book stall outside Nailsea Waitrose

  • Cher tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Monday, March 18

  • part of Trendlewood Way will be closed for up to five days from its northern end junction with Cherington Road to its junction with Birchdene while road crossing for the Festival Way cycle path are updated...full story on our On The Road page

Tuesday, March 19

  • 10am Friends of Trendlewood Park monthly meeting at The Old Farmhouse pub​​

Wednesday, March 20

  • 7pm Brush Party at Ringers

  • 7.30pm West Town & Backwell WI meet in the WI hall. Committee member Jane Atherton who is a member of the Society of Master Saddlers is the speaker. New members welcome. Email BackwellWI@gmail for more information or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Thursday, March 21

  • 2-4pm Your Cancer Café meets at 65 High Street

Friday, March 22

  • Murder Mystery night at Cadbury House​​​​​

Saturday, March 23

  • 7pm onwards Nailsea United FC host Fake That 2024 at Grove Sports Centre and Social Club

Saturday, March 30 

  • from 8pm Reggae Legends at Nailsea Social Club at Chapel Barton

Saturday, April 6

  • 10am-noon Nailsea Community Litter Heroes litter pick from 26 Somerset Square

Wednesday, April 10

  • 7.30pm Nailsea WI meets at Christchurch vestry hall on the second Wednesday of the month. For February the guest speaker talks about story-telling. Afterwards there are refreshments. Visitors are made very welcome

Saturday, April 13

  • 10am-5pm Rest & Relaxation new salon open day at Old Church Road next door to MiMi's

  • 6.45pm pre-concert talk then at 7.30pm North Somerset Philharmonia perform Scheherazade at Nailsea School auditorium

Tuesday, April 16

  • 10am Friends of Trendlewood Park monthly meeting at The Old Farmhouse pub and every third Tuesday up until December​

Friday, April 19

  • 6.30pm an evening with medium Bernie Scott at Cadbury House hotel, Congresbury

Saturday, April 20

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

  • Nailsea Dental Practice sponsored walk up Pen Y Fan is raising money for Your Cancer Café is memory of the late Joanna Hopkinson

Saturday, May 4

  • 10am-noon Nailsea Community Litter Heroes litter pick from 26 Somerset Square

bank holiday Monday, May 6

  • gates open 8.30am North Somerset Show at The Showground with the very best of livestock and horses showcased with rural events, crafts and food. Advance tickets at best prices until Sunday, April 28 here https://www.nsas.org.uk/visitors/tickets-info/

Thursday to Saturday, May 9-12

  • fun fair at Millennium Park

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17-19

  • North Somerset Arts members' exhibition at Failand village hall

Saturday, May 18

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

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Wednesday, May 22

  • 7.30pm Nailsea Town Council annual town meeting at Tithe Barn

Saturday, May 25

  • Whitney tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

bank holiday Monday, May 27

  • 1pm family fun day with abseil down the bell town at Holy Trinity church, Nailsea

Saturday afternoon, June 8

  • tbc Pride Event in Nailsea

Sunday, June 9 until end of July

  • start of Nailsea & Backwell Rotary charity walks and runs for 2024 from Scotch Horn Leisure Centre to raise money for local good causes

Monday, June 10

  • all cats must be microchipped before this date - see our Pet Peeps page for more information

Saturday, June 15

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Friday, June 28

  • Nailsea Running Club beer and bangers run

Saturday, July 6

  • 1st Nailsea Scout Group carnival and Millennium Fair  

Saturday, July 20

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Friday to Sunday, July 19-21

  • Nailsea Beer & Cider Festival

Friday to Sunday, August 1-4

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

Saturday, August 3

  • Kylie tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Saturday, August 17

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

Monday, August 19

  • 2.26pm next blue moon

Wednesday or Thursday, August 30-31

  • tbc super blue moon

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

Friday, October 4

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

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, December 7

  • 10am-4pm Eat:Festival in Nailsea High Street and Crown Glass Shopping Centre

  • Adele tribute night at Nailsea Social Club

Saturday, December 21

  • 9am-1pm Nailsea Farmers' Market

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QUESTION TIME(S):

  • Join Coates House for its fun Sunday night quiz starting at 7pm! £1 per person to enter, winner takes all! Minimum one, maximum six per team.

  • Ring O'Bells weekly quiz nights are now on Tuesdays, next date is March 5

  • 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

  • At Backwell Village Club it is Tuesdays evenings for its charity fundraising quizzes. The next 2024 dates are March 12, April 9 and May 14, all starting at 7.30pm

  • 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

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

  • Grove Sports Club & Social Centre quiz night with ploughman's supper is on Friday, February 23 at 8pm

BINGO:

  • 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

  • Nailsea School PTA fundraising musical bingo is back on Friday, March 15

POKER:

  • last Friday of month at Nailsea Social Club

CHASE THE ACE:

  • 5.30pm every Sunday at Ring O'Bells

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under new management quiz nights continue at 7pm Sundays
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Nailsea Social Club

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ROYAL OAK NAILSEA

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EYES DOWN: Nailsea School PTA musical bingo  on Friday, March 15, at 7pm. Bar and snacks on sale. Tickets £6

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