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What’s on Wells – November 2021

Most of you will know Wells, the smallest city in England from the famous movie Hot Fuzz.

But Wells is known for much more, and for the smallest city in England, has a lot going on for you to get involved with during your stay with us…

Wells Cathedral – 

Wells Cathedral currently has a new moon exhibition on inside. Pop by and have a look. You can even join in with a self guided astronomy tour, and lots of fantastic evening events, there is something for everyone.

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Bishop’s Eye – 

Bishop’s Eye is a wine bar and restaurant located in the Wells Market Place and is the entrance to the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, and the Wells Moat.

They are often rotating local artists work in and out of their restaurant to promote local talent. You can view this on their first floor dining area, whilst tucking into a local produce cheese and charcuterie board.

They currently offer 20% OFF ALL food and drink every Thursday – Saturday 4pm – 7pm. 

Are you a wine fanatic? They’re also hosting a wine tasting at Bishop’s Eye in partnership with Bristol Fine Wine Tuesday 2nd November. The theme is ‘What to drink at Christmas’.

You can buy tickets here now.

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FILM: Song of Names – Cedars Hall – November 4th

Introduced by novelist and music journalist Norman Lebrecht
In 1951 David Eli Rapoport, a 21-year old concert violinist, is about to make his London debut. Born in Poland as David Eli Dovidl, the young Rapoport had fled the Holocaust into the care of the London Simmonds family who respected his Judaism, offered him friendship and nurtured his talent. They prepared him for a life as a virtuoso. What could possibly cause him to skip his debut?
Norman Lebrecht introduces his own book, the inspiration for this award-winning film, and talks to Luke Doyle, a specialist musician at Wells Cathedral School, who appeared as the young Polish violinist.

This discussion will be followed by a special screening of the Song of Names.

Tickets: £16 unreserved, 18s and under free (but please book)

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Christmas Artisan Market at The Bishop’s Palace 6th – 7th Nov

The Christmas Artisan Market will return to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells for its sixth year!

This hugely popular event will take place on 6th-7th November 10am-4pm, and visitors can head along to the medieval site to get their Christmas shopping started with a bang.

There will be a plethora of unique, unusual and inspirational artisans in attendance, curated from throughout the heart of the West Country to get everyone in the mood for a spot of seasonal retail therapy.

The medieval rooms of the Palace, upstairs and downstairs, will be filled with a variety of enticing stalls, offering hand-made and unique gifts that are the perfect inspiration for those difficult to buy for friends and family, whilst also supporting local small businesses from the South West of England.

This year, the team has sourced a number of new artisan stalls, alongside a few regular favourites and offerings will include handcrafted goods such as: Stained Glass by Debra, Echo Candles and Jewellery by Small Print. There will be plenty of gift inspiration, decorations, cards and much more!

If all the shopping means you’re in need of refreshment, then head over to the café for seasonal drinks or enjoy some of our live musical performances.

This event is in aid of The Bishop’s Palace and tickets are available at £8 Adult, Child 5-17 £4, Under 5’s and Palace Members FREE), including entry to the whole site (normally £15), and are available from the ticket office, by telephone 01749 988 111 or online.

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