Wells: What's on this October

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By abbie_wells | Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 15:28

There's plenty going on in Wells this month and for those of you who are at a loose end, here are a few ideas to get you out of the house.

Wells Festival of Literature

Wells Festival of Literature starts this Friday and has a star line-up including Kate Mosse, founder of the Orange Prize renowned journalist Heather Brooke who exposed the MP expenses  scandal in 2009.

You will find a lively programme of events at the festival including events for children such as drama workshops for six and seven-year-olds.

Other highlights include Tim, Tom and Trevor, the 'Three Hungry Boys' who will give Wells foodies the chance to learn how to catch, trap and forage for their dinner.

The festival runs from October 12 – 20.

Wells Film Centre

This October Wells Film Centre will be showing two films of Shakespearean plays performed by the cast of the Globe Theatre.

Much Ado About Nothing will be showing from this Friday, October 12 and Wednesday October 3. Dr Faustus will be shown on Friday October 26 and Wednesday October 31.

A special showing of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie will also be held at the Wells Film Centre on October 17 in order to raise funds for the Globe Carnival club.

Tickets cost £10 and as well as seeing the film, people will be offered a free glass of wine or juice on arrival and can take part in a raffle.

For full cinema listings visit the Wells Film Centre website.

Crafts and Gifts Markets

Two craft fairs will be taking place in Wells Town Hall this October giving you the perfect opportunity to spend the day browsing unique crafts and goodies from across the South West.

The Craft fairs take place on Wednesday 17 and Saturday 31 of October and are run by West Country Craft Fairs.

Call them on 01749 677049  to find out more.

Wells Cathedral

An Evening with Three Tenors and friends: Three spectacular tenors are performing in a fundraising concert in aid of Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust on Thursday 11 October at 7.30pm.

They will be performing Sinatra classics such as 'My Way' and 'New York, New York', as well as familiar operatic showpieces, as well as incorporating some of their more usual sacred fare.

Tickets cost £15.00 and include a complimentary glass of wine. They are available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office on 01749 623773. All proceeds go to Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust.

Additionally, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre, will be giving a lecture at the Cathedral on October 16. '

He will be interpreting Shakespeare's text to the audience from a theatrical perspective exploring ideas such as the way his plays are transformed by the actor's imagination.

The lecture starts at 7.30pm will be followed by questions and discussion. Admission is free but retiring donations are welcome.

If you have any other ideas or know of a fantastic event that's going on in Wells this month post below and let us know. Tell us about your plans for Hallowen too!

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