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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 was POSTPONED. In May the Comedy Festival brings the most exciting names to the pubs and concert halls of Wells - unfortunately the 2020 festival was CANCELLED
The popular English Country Garden Festival takes place in the gardens of the Bishop's Palace in June.

In August Wells Art Contemporary is holding its annual competition and will be holding Virtual Exhibition in an on-line format in the Autumn. 

During October the city of Wells usually 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. This year both are hoping to combine on-line events with some form of "physical" event in the city
The Festival of Literature was established in 1992 and has gone from strength to strength and will be offering a full programme of speaker events. 
The Wells Food Festival is scheduled to return on Sunday, 11th October to celebrate Somerset’s finest artisan food and drink. They are continuing to plan the Festival, with a mix of food, drink and street food stalls, plus a range of family activities, including a discovery zone and a children’s zone but  as the exact format of the Festival will depend on government announcements about large gatherings, they are also developing, together with Charlie Bigham’s, alternative solutions to support our local producers, many of whom have been badly affected by the current lockdown.

The year ends with the unique Somerset spectacle that is Carnival threading through the streets of the city but unfortunately the 2020 event has been cancelled.

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


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