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Wells Film Centre - 10th-16th March

Lots of great films to choose from, showing between Friday 10th to Thursday 16th March:

'Champions' (12A); '65' (12A); 'What's Love Got To Do With It' (12A); 'Creed 111' (12A); 'Cocaine Bear' (15); 'Epic Tails'; (U); 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' (PG);

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The Art of Transitional Spaces

Tuesday 7th - Thursday 25th March 2023



Easter Holidays at The Bishop's Palace

Dates: 1st - 14th April 2023
Times: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Easter Holidays Trail (1st – 14th April, 9.30am-5.30pm) - The Easter Holiday fun kicks off with the 'Let's Bug Out' Trail (1st-14th April) where intrepid explorers will explore the 14 acres of stunning gardens in search of bugs and creepy crawlies!

Easter Holidays Storytelling (4th & 11th April, 11am & 1.30pm) - Celebrate the arrival of spring with family fun and spring stories in the magical setting of The Bishop's Palace with storyteller Beth Webb.

Easter Family Crafting (6th & 13th April, 11am – 3pm) - Little people will be busy at The Bishop's Palace this Easter, with a range of family-friendly activities taking place over the school holidays.

Easter Egg Trail (8th – 10th April, 9.30am – 5.30pm) - A special Easter egg trail will lead visitors through The Bishop's Palace's 14 acres of RHS Partner gardens looking for hidden Easter eggs – can you find them all?

Medieval Falconry Day (10th April, displays at 12pm & 3pm) - Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Palace's Great Hall, Tony from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will entertain crowds with a day of fantastic flying displays, fascinating information and beautiful birds!

Entry for all the above activities is included with any standard admission including The Bishop’s Palace Admission Ticket  (which includes 12 months of return visits from the date of your first visit and you’re welcome to use it again on any normal sightseeing day) and Membership.




Turin Shroud Exhibition coming to Wells Cathedral

Saturday 25 March – Thursday 27 April 2023

The facial image on the Shroud of Turin as it appears on a photographic negative. Accordingly, it has been flipped left to right.

No-one understands how the image appears on the Shroud.  The STuRP team discovered it is not a painting; not a photograph and not a scorch but they could not determine the cause of the image.  In December 201, Italian scientists attempted to “identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a colour similar to that of the image on the Shroud” by using short bursts of ultra violet light, using lasers.  They managed to re-create a small section of cloth with some of the properties of the Shroud (at least at a microscopic level) by this method.   They concluded that “some form of electromagnetic energy (such as a flash of light at short wavelength)” created the image on the Shroud of Turin.   As ultra violet lasers were not available to medieval forgers it opens the possibility that the Shroud is actually Jesus’ burial cloth, the image being created at the point of resurrection.
One of the scientists Dr Paolo Di Lazzaro Prof Paolo Di Lazzaro, the head of the team, said: “When one talks about a flash of light being able to colour a piece of linen in the same way as the shroud, discussion inevitably touches on things like miracles and resurrection. But as scientists, we were concerned only with verifiable scientific processes. We hope our results can open up a philosophical and theological debate but we will leave the conclusions to the experts, and ultimately to the conscience of individuals.

The Italian team’s research follows on from the work of other scientists like Dr. Ray Rogers who was able to show that the area of the Shroud taken for radiocarbon date was highly contaminated by cotton additions and dye.

Wells Cathedral welcomes visitors to see the exhibition and make up their own minds about the Shroud of Turin.
Please see Cathedral website for opening times as they vary.


Art in the Cathedral Cloisters (part of the King's Coronation Celebrations in Wells)

Tuesday 2nd - Friday 12th May 2023

Fantastic exhibits by local Artists exhibition in the beautiful Cathedral Cloisters.

For more information, please see poster or contact Wendy Ray on 07787 874 198.


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