YouTubers Jesse and Will, aka ‘TopJaw’, have created a vlog about their trip to Bath, featuring the Cotswolds and Somerset. The last evening of their trip was spent in Somerton dining at 28 Market Place, and the footage includes shots of Courthouse Mews! It can be viewed here https://youtu.be/Qn_HGa9YaWw
If you’re thinking about moving to Somerton, you’ll probably want to know as much as you can about our wonderful town. So we’ve created an overview to help you- click here to read it!
The Courthouse Mews office is closed to the general public until we are advised otherwise by the Government. The safety and wellbeing of our apartment owners remains of utmost importance to us and we therefore have a member of staff on site Monday to Friday 9am – 12noon, to carry out tasks for our residents such as shopping, prescription collection, and offering general advice. A member of staff also telephones our apartment owners every afternoon to check on their wellbeing and to see if anything is required, and we have two Directors who live locally on standby should any emergencies arise.
As our regular tea parties cannot take place at present, we send a newsletter to apartment owners twice a week which feature quizzes, short stories, crosswords, poems, and general advice on the current situation, to keep them occupied whilst they are self-isolating.
We will re-open Courthouse Mews to visitors as soon as the Government signal that it is safe for us to do so, and look forward to welcoming you back to see us at that time.
The Courthouse Mews Team
The Christmas lights have been switched on in Somerton! There is plenty of festive cheer in the town this month, with events including:
ACEArts’ last exhibition of the year, ‘Wasted’ by the South West Textile Group, is on now until Christmas Eve. The ACEArts shop also has lots of inspiration for your Christmas shopping.
On 7th December there will be a Wessex Country Market at the Unicorn Hotel’s skittle alley.
On 15th December there is Bingo at Somerton Sports Club at 7.30pm.
‘Rewild’, the exhibition by British Wildlife Open Winner Donna Lawley Hopton, continues at ACEArts until 9th November, and then ‘Wasted’ by the South West Textile Group runs from 16th November until Christmas Eve. There is a Private View on 15th November 6-9pm, and it will also be a great opportunity for you to do some Christmas Shopping in the ACEArts shop!
Somerton Sports Club will be holding their fireworks display and disco on 2nd November, and the WI will be meeting in the Parish Rooms on 5th. On 8th November, Edgar Hall will host a Scratch Choir Concert in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice.
Later in the month, the Somerton History Society Talk on 28th will be on Clement Attlee, and on 3oth the Mid Wessex Singers will be holding a concert at St Andrews Church.
ACEArts has two more exhibitions this year. ‘Rewild’ is the show by British Wildlife Open winner Donna Lawley Hopton, and runs from 5th October until 9th November.
Then on 16th November the South West Textile Group’s exhibition, ‘Wasted’ begins, and runs until 24th December.
The new creative art space ‘somARTon’ has opened within Courthouse Mews, and its debut exhibition by Brian Dix is on now until 5th October. There will then be a series of workshops on socially engaged issues by Ricky Romain and Heather Fallows between 15th and 19th October.
From tomorrow (30th) until 4th May ACEArts will be showing Barbara Karn’s ‘Course of Events’ exhibition. Her show is a celebration of movement, change and the ground beneath our feet, in paintings based on the colours and textures of rocks and other collected materials. There is an Artist’s Talk on 13th April, 2pm-4pm.
Somerton’s first Vintage Market of 2019 will take place on 19th April (Good Friday), from 10am-2pm behind the Buttercross, and thereafter will take place on the third Friday of every month. Follow ‘Somerton Vintage Market’ on Facebook for further details.
On 4th May the ‘Made in Somerset’ event will return for the fifth year running. This year the event will be situated in the top floor of ACEArts and in the Parish Rooms. Over 35 unique producers and artisan design makers from across Somerset will be there. The event raises funds for local charity Etatu, which aims to improve the lives of children in Kenya through a focus on education.
Somerview is an exciting new assisted living development for retirees in Somerton. Located in Pesters Lane, just a short
walk from the town centre, Somerview will consist of 33 apartments, 10 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom.