Community Day event will show what city has to offer

MORE than 70 stalls and a huge range of musical entertainment will be on offer in Wells on Saturday, January 20.

And it is all free with performances, workshops, music and activities to take part in all day long.  

The event is called Community Day and it will bring people of all ages together to see what the city has to offer.

It will take place at Wells Cathedral from 10am to 4pm, and all will be welcome.

“There’s so many great things happening in Wells that not many people know about,” said Emma Lefevre, one of the team from Wells Community Network who are organising the event.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to see what’s on offer.

“You can find out more about what is involved in preparing for Wells Carnival, or find out what support is available for various medical conditions. You can try your hand at ringing a church bell or find out how you can make your life more environmentally sustainable. 

“There is something for everyone, find out about the plentiful ways to get involved in the community or try something new.” 

The music performances will range from the Pop, Rock, Pub Contemporary Choir to the Priddy Singers, Wells Oratorio Society and the Blue School’s Folk Band. Then in the evening lantern makers will gather in the Cathedral for a colourful Lantern Parade around the city centre starting at 6.30pm. This year’s theme is Festivals, and lantern-making workshops are being held in Portway Annexe on January 6, 7, 13 and 14 in preparation for the event.