Ideas for local events across Somerset

Image caption The Off-grid Festival returns to the Mendip Hills to show people ways of sustainable living

From music and arts, to stargazing and volunteering, here are some suggestions for things to do in Somerset this month.

Family fun

Centurions Carnival Club's fun day and arena event on 13 August at "Larrys and Maureens" on Isleport Lane, Highbridge from 11am - 4pm with a majorettes display, dog agility, car boot sale, food stalls, shooting galleries, games...

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  • Weston Grand Pier Air Day on 17 August with wingwalkers and parachute displays
  • Free cookery lessons for young families at Peasedown Youth Centre for six weeks from Monday 5 September, from 3pm to 5pm

Nature and Outdoors

Taunton Flower Show at Vivary Park, Taunton on 5 and 6 August - not just flowers but live entertainment in the main show ring to keep all ages interested...

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  • National Gardening Show 2 - 4 September at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet
  • New Glastonbury Wool Festival, 5 September, 2011 in the town centre and Glastonbury Tor from 10am - 4pm

Arts and Culture

Watchet Festival runs between 26 - 28 August with live music and a special guest appearance of 2007 X-Factor winner, Leon Jackson...

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  • Taunton is holding its first literary festival on 15 - 25 September with talks from authors like Sally Vickers, Beth Webb and Judith Tankard
  • The sustainable living festival, Off-grid returns to the Mendip Hills this year between 18 - 21 August but tickets are restricted to 500 people

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