Shepton Mallet's weekend: From motorbikes to ghost hunts and classic cinema

By Laura Linham

22nd Feb 2024 | Local News

The classic bike show is at the Bath and West this weekend
The classic bike show is at the Bath and West this weekend

This weekend, Shepton Mallet transforms into a veritable playground of the peculiar, the profound, and the purely playful.

The Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show revs into action at the Bath & West Showground, promising a two-day extravaganza from 24th February to 25th February 2024. Doors open at 09:30, inviting enthusiasts to Britain's greatest annual celebration of yesteryear's motorcycles. Admission is £18 on the gate, offering a family-friendly atmosphere that's a magnet for enthusiasts, club members, and traders alike. This show is more than just a display; it's a competition for the 'best stand' award, featuring everything from showroom-condition motorcycles to rustic barn-finds. With trade stands, club stands, private entries, and autojumble, it's a must-visit for anyone with even a passing interest in the motorcycle scene. More info here.

Not far from the roar of engines, The Old Stores Studio in Evercreech offers a serene counterpoint with a workshop to make your cotton kimono. This free event on Saturday, 24th February, from 10:00 to 15:00, promises a creative escape and a new addition to your wardrobe.

As the evening approaches, why not test your nerves with a Full Moon Ghost Hunt at the prison in Shepton Mallet? Starting at 18:00 and running till 23:00, it's an adventure for those intrigued by the paranormal. Or, if you prefer a challenge of wits, the Quiz Night at Jubilee Hall in Batcombe at 19:00 offers a night of brain teasers and laughs.

Theatre lovers are in for a treat with "Maybe Dick - A Parody by John Hewer" at Jubilee Hall Ditcheat at 19:30. It promises an evening of laughter and entertainment. For a change of pace, the Nasty Habits band is set to rock Bruton Club at 21:00, offering a perfect wrap to a Saturday night.

Continuing the cultural feast into Sunday, 25th February, cinema enthusiasts can enjoy "Double Indemnity" at West Pennard Village Hall from 15:30, offering a dive into classic film noir.

The weekend rounds off with a Clairvoyant Evening with Melanie Kellaway at Cannards Well at 19:00, providing a spiritual note to the end of a vibrant weekend.

This newsletter - a whirlwind of just some of the activities across Shepton Mallet and its environs this weekend is proudly sponsored by the Bath and West Showground, whose support for local culture and entertainment is nothing short of awesome.

Whether your interest lies in the thrill of classic motorcycles, the creativity of crafting, the suspense of ghost hunts, the challenge of quizzes, the laughter of theatre, the joy of music, the strategy of board games, the intrigue of cinema, or the insights of clairvoyance, Shepton Mallet has something special for you this weekend.

     

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