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What was on 2022







  • 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. Food served until 9pm

  • Moorend Spout quiz nights are on Monday

  • Ring O'Bells host quizzes on Monday nights, teams of four £10.  

  • Backwell Village Club monthly quiz is on Tuesdays

  • Nailsea MicroPub holds regular monthly quiz nights - maximum of four per team

  • The White Lion at Silver Street quiz night is on Wednesdays starting at 7.30pm

  • The Sawyers weekly quiz is on Thursday nights at 8pm. 

  • The Royal Oak hosts a weekly quiz on Thursday nights ​


  • Back at the Nailsea Social Club fortnightly on Sundays arrive by 5.30pm for 6pm prompt start

  • Monday nights at Ring O' Bells, must be pre-booked, ask at bar

  • Moorend Spout bingo AND quiz on Monday nights


PLAY ME: Sweet Caroline the World Cup anthem will reverberate around the bar for a Neil Diamond tribute night, the new year's eve entertainment at Mizzymead Recreation Club. The limited tickets event is  £10 for members and  £15 for non members


Nailsea lions on winter float

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Father Christmas on his float in going on tour of  Nailsea, Backwell and Long Ashton.
He can't wait to see children of all ages and receive their Christmas present list.
Take a note of the date and time in December when he'll be in your area and don't forget to give him a big wave!

  • Thursday 1st, 6-8pm Trendlewood Way area, (Queens Road end)

  • Monday 5th, 6-8pm - Engine Lane area

  • Tuesday 6th, 6-8pm - Ridgeway/Whitesfield Road area

  • Wednesday 7th, 6-8pm - Eastway and Westway area

  • Thursday 8th, 6-8pm - The Elms

  • Friday 9th, 6-8pm - Trendlewood Way area, (Bibury Close)

  • Saturday and Sunday, 10-11th - outside Tesco supermarket​

  • Monday 12th, 6-8pm - Causeway View area

  • Tuesday 13th, 6-8pm - Backwell, Station Road area

  • Wednesday 14th, 6-8pm - Greenfield Crescent area

  • Thursday 15th, 6-8pm - Backwell, Karen Drive area

  • Friday 16th, 6-8pm - Long Ashton area

  • ​Saturday and Sunday, 17-18th - outside Waitrose supermarket

  • Monday 19th, 6-8pm - Hannah More Road area

  • Tuesday 20th, 6-8pm - The Perrings area yippee that's me!

  • Wednesday 21st, 6-8pm - Porlock Gardens/Mizzymead area

More information here and how to donate here

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NEW HOME: Next summer Nailsea library will be moving to the former HSBC shop unit in Colliers Walk. Staff at the iconic building as Somerset Square have prepared a Q&A factsheet for borrowers. Download HERE

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FAB-U-LOUS: Read the fantastic Nailsea People review written by Trudi Bird who went on press night with her excited family HERE

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Christmas craft sessions

Nailsea Town Council community wellbeing officer Jess Brown has planned some festive fun for young people based at 65 High Street.
Jess is inviting children to fun free Christmas craft sessions and to take part in a shop window trail.
She said: "For the Christmas craft sessions we have spaces on 10am-noon on Monday, December 12, and again 1-3pm on Monday, December 19."
As well as the craft activities there will be free hot drinks, squash and festive treats
The first Monday morning will be aimed towards pre-school age children and the later Monday afternoon  will be aimed at primary age children, but younger siblings are welcome.
Email with the date, number of adults and children and any dietary requirements to reserve your space.
Please note that due to space restrictions we ask that everyone who is planning to attend to pre-book.
Jess added: "We can't wait to welcome you for Christmas craftings."
And from Monday, December 12, there is a Children’s Christmas Window Trail on Nailsea High Street.
Collect your Christmas trail map from 65 High Street and find all 15 pictures and letters in the high street windows to win a festive treat.
Once you have completed the map come back to 65 High Street to collect your treat!
This is a completely free family event that will be running until Friday, December 23.
65 High Street is open 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-1pm on Fridays.
The trail is a perfect afterschool or Christmas holiday activity!

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Invitation to go on Winter Wanderland

Youngsters from Golden Valley Primary School have devised a festive trail around Nailsea spotting decorated Christmas windows.

Put together by Year 6 members of the School Council the pupils would like to share this with the wider community and invite families to take part.

Called a Window Wanderland you can download a list of addresses and a map to guide you around HERE.

There are a total of 26 windows to view.

Some of the addresses are a little spread out so all good exercise of those who have eaten too much Christmas cheer during the school holidays.

The Window Wanderland runs from Monday, December 19, and over the Christmas period.

Headteacher Kevin Lynch said: “The children hope you will enjoy taking part.”

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Church warden Lindsay Hutchinson said: "Look out for gardens in Trendlewood decorated with stars to pubicise this great family event and entertain the children in the run-up for Christmas,"

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CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY: For those on their own or maybe feeling lonely this Christmas, why not go along for a bit of festive cheer. Call Lynda on 01275 853495 or email

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Very special FREE event for Ukrainian families living locally to celebrate Christmas. Ukrainian carols, circle dancing with live music and Svyatyy Mykolay (St Nicholas)

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Nailsea farmers' December market

The last Somerset Farmers' Market of 2022 is a festive treat from 9am-1pm, on Saturday, December 17.

With more than 40 stalls, the Salvation Army Band playing traditional Christmas carols and Father Christmas making a flying visit - wow!
Nailsea & Backwell Lions Club will be selling tickets for its charity Christmas hamper draw at the top end of the market and its official Santa Sleigh is parked outside Waitrose store.
On a more serious note a UK-wide organisation supporting mens' mental well-being Talk Club is coming to the market and will be set up outside of Number 85 The Barber Shop.
There is a Nailsea branch and you can get more information here
The main stars of our Christmas show are always our farmers, food and drink producers and the arts & crafts people.
Somerset Farmers Markets organiser Louise Hall said: "We would like to thank you all for the support given to the Nailsea Farmers Market and wish you a Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all again in March 2023."

Its early doors at Nailsea MicroPub which will be open from 10am-11pm and upstairs at The Courtyard it's the last fabric pop up shop of 2022 with lots  of new fabrics and a sale section.

More here

STALLS include:

  • Bath Soft Cheese award-winning farmhouse cheese makers including Bath Blue

  • Barleywood Kitchen Garden organically grown vegetables and salad from Wrington

  • Bee Sweet chocolate fudge as you've never experienced it plus individual cheesecakes

  • Catherines Free Range Eggs- despite the Avian flu situation her chickens are well looked after and given the space they need

  • Chew Valley Gin perfect Christmas pressies from the best gin distillery around and even an alcohol-free version

  • Demilles Botanicals plant-based soaps plus a CBD range great gifts

  • Dickies Pies award-winning curried pies

  • Feast Circle authentic Middle Eastern food created by Chef Tariq with recipes from his native Jordan

  • Go Wild Preserves jams and the like with a contemporary twist, gift packs on sale

  • Glastonbury Ferments

  • Incredible Brewing Company the Bristol based microbrewery with a range of handcrafted brews

  • Janes Flower Pots bringing seasonal colour all year round, some beautiful winter arrangements in baskets

  • Nailsea Cider collecting apples from local orchards to create a truly Nailsea taste

  • Nailsea Country Markets locally made sweet & savoury bakeds goods and preserves

  • Nutts Scotch Eggs award-winning multi flavoured Scotch eggs and pies

  • Peregrine Plants certified organic plant nursery with seasonal Christmas bulbs, wreaths, packets of seeds and paper whites

  • Robert Hawker Venison high quality wild venison, ethically managed and traceable

  • Real Pork saddleback rare breed pork reared slowly to produce a great flavour and a range of pork cuts and products

  • Seafoods award-winning fishmonger from Burnham -o- Sea with a huge selection

  • Somerset Charcuterie products using Italian & Spanish methods with Somerset free range rare breed pork

  • Somerset Cheese Company award-winning artisan cheesemakers using local milk from cows, goats, sheep and buffalo

  • Somerset Orchard Garden hot mulled apple juice on the day plus seasonal flowers

  • The Sausage Shed award-winning range of sausages made by Ivan using local welfare friendly meats

  • The Great Cake Company delicious and gluten free tray bakes, cakes, and scones plus a couple of dairy free options

  • Times Past Cheese a huge variety of unique flavoured cheddars

  • Timmys Chillies fruity based jellies and marmalades with a chilli kick

  • Wesley Cottage master beekeeper Lyn Ingram with a range of her own honey and beeswax related products and beekeeping advice & wisdom

  • Whitegate Apple Juice plus pear juice, apple cider vinegar and cider

  • Whites of Wick home produced Aberdeen Angus beef fed on grass and 100% home grown forage all cuts available and pre-orders welcome

  • Winnies Bakery come early for the full selection of baked goods from sourdough to lardy cake and mince pies


  • Bristol Woodturning useful and ornamental items made by Colin

  • Colour Me Designs- jewellery

  • Clevedon Bag Company colourful fabric handmade items

  • Dragon Fly Jewellery and fused glass products

  • Granny Bear Crafts handmade children and baby clothes

  • Jennys Crafts range of knitted goods, cards and craft

  • Mendip Potters slip cast stoneware functional and ornamental ceramics

  • Modern Industrial Furniture using steel and wood practical and ornamental handmade items

  • Yeti Cards And Designs by talented illustrator Shelley reproduced on lots of things from tea towels to coasters

More information here

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Rotary whist dates
Tithe Barn, Nailsea


In the past two years, Rotary Nailsea and Backwell have developed a series of whist drives which take place in the autumn and winter.

The initiative has enjoyed some success and has proved a useful antidote to COVID restrictions.
The next Rotary whist drives are on Thursdays:

  • September 15; DONE

  • October 20; DONE

  • November 17; DONE and

  • December 15.

All are at the Tithe Barn, Nailsea 2-5pm.

A modest fee of £3 is charged and this includes a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cake!
So, if you’re looking for something to lift the winter blues, why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy some relaxing activity with like-minded people.
Just turn up on any or all of those dates and be assured of a warm and welcoming reception.

Invitations from Nailsea care home


Argentum Lodge is a  friendly and caring home for the elderly at 81 Silver Street, Nailsea, which welcomes the involvement of the community.

On Friday afternoon, December 2, they hosted an Elf Day with festive food, music and entertainment to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association and would love people to pop in and/or contribute raffle prizes.

North Somerset MP Liam Fox will be doing just that from noon on Friday, December 16, for a similar Winter Celebration event.

Emergency service personnel and business people would be very welcome too at well as Nailsea people.

The Halloween Celebration on Monday afternoon on October 31 was a great success with great food and 'pumpkin' carving contest. 

Activities coordinator Lisa Pletts asked anyone hoping to go along to any event or able to support;/help in any way to make contact.


Christmas Murder Mystery at Cadbury House Hotel

The Christmas Murder Mystery at Cadbury House Hotel is on Wednesday evening, December 14.

The cost is £45 per person and this is the story so far...

Christmas 1937 and everyone looked forward to the annual Snowflake Ball at Lodge House, even in these troubled times.

When viewed from the end of the drive, Lodge House was a blaze of light and warmth against the stark whiteness of the deep snow that lay all in every direction as far as the eye could see.

When viewed from halfway along the drive, Lodge House was an oasis in the winter’s night, an oasis known for singing and dancing and Christmas cheer.

There is no finer and friendlier place to be on this cold winter’s night when viewed outside the enormous front door.

But when viewed from inside the heart of one person who stood amongst the merry throng who had gathered at Lodge House, this was to be a place of dark thoughts, of revenge, and Murder.

Sometimes things are not what they appear.

To book and view full menu go to go


Natt Davis plays

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CHRISTMAS ORATORIO: On Saturday evening, December 10, Nailsea Choral Society will combine with distinguished guest soloists and Charivari Agréable Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.The Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and incorporates music from earlier compositions, including three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and a largely lost church cantata, BWV 248a. The date is confirmed in Bach's autograph manuscript. The next complete public performance was not until 17 December 1857 by the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin under Eduard Grell. The Christmas Oratorio is a particularly sophisticated example of parody music. The author of the text is unknown, although a likely collaborator was Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander). The evening starts at 7pm at Nailsea Methodist Church, Silver Street. Tickets: £8-£15 from


Christmas show at Nailsea Little Theatre


Youngstersand those young at heart can look forward to a flying start to the festive season this year at Nailsea Little Theatre.

The Union Street venue is playing host to the professionals of Folksy Theatre as they return with one of their adaptations of timeless children’s classics – and it couldn’t be more Christmassy.

On Sunday, December 11, they’ll be giving two performances of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – at 2pm and then 5pm.

Scrooge is a mean old miser, who hates Christmas.

But one fateful Christmas Eve, he is taken on a journey by three spirits, who show him his past, present—and the future he faces if he continues on his path.

Will Scrooge change his ways and find his Christmas spirit?

This magical production (filled with live music, puppetry and multimedia) is a family Christmas show not to be missed!

Tickets are now on sale on 0777 298 1037 at £12 for adults and £8 for children.


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