FRIDAY 11th JULY 2008
7.30pm DINOSAUR DETECTIVE TALK BY RICHARD FOX
This is a sequel to the talk last year about the "Jurassic Coast", which included Mary Anning's Fossil Discoveries at Lyme Regis. These posed difficult questions about religious belief and biblical truth. Clergymen tried to prove that Genesis chapter 1 was correct, by studying fossils in the rock strata. Other scientists strove to get public recognition as they unravelled the past; evolution and religion; The Great Exhibition; The Oxford Debate; and the main characters: Mary Anning, Buckland, Mantell, Owen, Darwin and Huxley. A gripping, but tragic story.
Unicorn Hotel Tickets £4.00
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7.30pm SOMERTON FESTIVAL BAND CONCERT
In 1995, after a break of quite a few years, John Stone was asked by the Somerton Summer Festival committee to reform the Somerton Festival Band. In 2004 the baton was taken over by Phil Lambton upon his retirement from RNAS Yeovilton, where he had been Bandmaster of HMS Heron Volunteer Band. The Festival Band has been a regular contributor to the Summer Festival ever since, and is returning again this year with a completely new and varied programme of music. Last year's concert in St Michael's Church was, as usual, extremely well attended. The Band has been busy over the past year and is always available for fetes, functions, concerts etc. Phil Lambton is still at the helm and is very keen to welcome new members. The Band rehearses on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Somerton. If you are interested, either in joining the band or to book the band for an engagement, please feel free to contact Phil Lambton on 01963 362219. Don't miss out on a good evening's entertainment - get your tickets early!
St Michael and All Angels Church Tickets £5.00
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8.00pm HERMAN'S HERMITS with Support Band Take TwoTICKETS NOW SOLD OUT
Are one of the most successful groups throughout the world. From their beginning in Manchester, England, on April 1st 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours all over the world - up to date they have total record sales of over 75 million. Since 1971 and the departure of Peter Noone to pursue a solo career in the entertainment business, the group has never stopped. Original member Barry (the Bean) Whitwam. has guided the band from strength to strength into one of the hardest working acts in the business and reckon they maintain their stamina by having an amazing sense of humour. Their touring schedule takes them to Germany, Belgium, Holland, the Scandinavian countries, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis, and they still find time to perform in their home country the United Kingdom,
The 'Golden Oldies' still make up a large part of their show - much to the enjoyment of their fans, who can't resist singing along to Mr's Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, Dandy, Henry VIII and others too numerous to mention. From the Sixties through to the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties and into the 21st century, Herman's Hermits are 'Still into something good. For more information see www.hermanshermits.co.uk
Supported by Take Two Local three-piece, fronted by the effervescent Lui Basta, will get this evening off to a great start and will get you all on your feet! So, don't forget your dancing shoes.
The Festival Marquee Somerton Sports Club Tickets £12.00 TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT
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