Chestnuts Roasting On A Village Hall Storage Heater

24 November 2022

The season of frosty mornings and mince pies is approaching and we can't help but look forward to seeing our favourite Somerset villages in their festive attires. 

This winter, another raft of quality shows are bringing light and life to Somerset’s rural communities. Spoken word performers are ready to strut their stuff throughout the season; Somerset poetry royalty Liv Torc and Jonny Fluffypunk is visiting Churchinford, and Brigette Aphrodite, Brenda Read Brown and Rosa Torr are swooping in for isolated performances in Langport and Shepton Mallet. 

Theatre returns with Silent Faces’ wonderful show Godot is a Woman after some knock-out performances last month. The play received a standing ovation from a packed Axbridge Town Hall on Saturday 26 November. One audience member in the front row, suspiciously wearing a Godot-esque bowler hat, was involved by the company as they changed hats during a skit in the play. Turns out he was a reviewer! You can read what he thought here:

Children’s dance piece How Long is a Piece of String? will also be touring across the county, if you have little ones, this one is not to miss! 

As the cost of living crisis may begin to affect community venues with heating systems being activated, we have been emboldened by large audiences supporting their local venues. 

Comedian David Eagle filled Wootton Courtenay, sold out Hatch Beauchamp, and brought in over a hundred people in Bruton. People in Norton-sub-Hamdon and Castle Cary packed into halls to see Farnham Malting’s production of The Syrian Baker… and eat the fresh bread, and food from the Levant. 

Take Art continues to support high quality, local live performance in whatever way we can and will support communities if costs become too high. 

Dates To Look Forward To