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Wells Festivals

The City of Wells now hosts festivals throughout the year

The Festival of Film takes place at the end of April and 2020 would have been the fifth annual festival - unfortunately the 2020 festival has been POSTPONED

In May the Comedy Festival brings the most exciting names to the pubs and concert halls of Wells - unfortunately the 2020 festival has been CANCELLED

The popular English Country Garden Festival takes place in the gardens of the Bishop's Palace in June.

July 2020 will see the Wells Theatre Festival include classic drama  and exciting, emerging theatre-makers.  The Wells Orchestral Weekend (WOWFest) returns on 17-19 July 2020  And on the Mendip Hills the annual folk festival with take place in Priddy in mid July.

In July and August Wells Art Contemporary will hold its annual competition and exhibition in Wells Cathedral. 

During October the city of Wells plays host to two extraordinary weeks of festivals, attracting thousands of visitors to the city – as well as hundreds of residents, many of whom get involved as participants.

The Festival of Literature was established in 1992 and has gone from strength to strength and in 2020 will be returning to Cedars Hall for the 3rd year. 

The Wells Food Festival involves a range of events including celebrating the best of Somerset's wonderful local produce from 150 of the area's best artisan producers and was attended by 15,000 people in 2019.

The year ends with the unique Somerset spectacle that is Carnival threading through the streets of the city.

Visit the festivals' websites to find out more about these exciting events.


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