Discover our programme of free events and activities taking place in Shepton Mallet in Summer 2022.

From street performers to yoga, hula hooping to outdoor circus, there is plenty to look forward to in Shepton Mallet this Summer. The Town Council is funding a number of family-friendly events and activities for residents and visitors to support our town’s recovery as we emerge from lockdown. Our hope is to help create a full programme of fun, safe, exciting events and activities that will give everyone in Shepton something to look forward to and celebrate all our town has to offer. We are also supporting local businesses and organisations running their own events this Summer by promoting them as part of our Summer in Shepton programme.

View the programme online HERE. #SummerInShepton

Details of Events:

Event: Shepton Mallet Market
Dates: Every Friday
Times: 9am-3pm
Location: Market Place
Details: Every Friday, Market Place, 9am-3pm. Visit Shepton’s historic market, which dates back to 1318, for a wide range of fresh produce and local crafts. For further information visit the market’s Facebook page @sheptonfridaymarket.

Event: Drum Together
Date: every Wednesday throughout July and August
Location: Shepton Mallet Bowls & Tennis Club
Time: 10am-1pm
Detail: An African drumming group workshop for complete beginners or enthusiastic percussionists. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Beat the rhythm of summer at Shepton Mallet Bowls & Tennis Club, every Wednesday from July through to August! To reserve a place email: or just turn up!

Event: Hula Hoop workshop
Date: Saturday 9thJuly, Saturday 23rd July, Saturday 13th August & Saturday 3rd September
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Location: Collett Park
Details: All ability, all age Hula Hooping from Heavenly Hooping with Angela, in Collett Park on Saturday 9thJuly, Saturday 23rd July, Saturday 13th August & Saturday 3rd September. Improve your health and wellbeing. Learn new skills that will impress and have fun. Hoops provided. Please wear comfortable lightweight clothing that’s not too baggy and light footwear. Bring water and sunscreen! Children under 12 must be accompanied. Please email to book a space.

Event: All The World’s Our Playground
Date: Saturday 16th July
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: St. Paul’s Junior School and venues across Shepton Mallet
Details: Family festival, with walkabout theatre, dancing in the streets and a range of amazing theatre acts! Saturday 16th July, 10am-4pm. Taking place in St. Paul’s Junior School and venues across Shepton Mallet. All events FREE but some may need booking to reserve places. Visit: for info.

Event: The Gleaning: Cakes & Collage
Date: Wednesday 20th July
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: Sweet 11 Café, 16 High St
Sharing our love of cakes across cultures! Come and draw, taste, chat, create and share cultural experiences in Sweet 11 Café, on Wednesday 20th July, 10am-12noon. Hosted by Christina and Elena, and friends as part of The Gleaning community arts project. FREE event. Book with

Event: The Gleaning: Stories with art-making
Date: Thursday 21st July
Time: 3.30pm-5pm
Location: Shepton Mallet Church
Details: A workshop about stories, with art-making, led by author Polly Hall, with Fiona Campbell and Gill Sakakini. Thursday 21st July, 3.30pm-5pm, in Shepton Mallet Church as part of The Gleaning community arts project. FREE event. Book with

Event: Lemon Yoga
Dates: Saturday 6th August, Saturday 13th August, Saturday 20th August, & Saturday 27th August
Time: 10.30am-11.30am
Location: Collett Park
Details: Lemon Yoga brings zest and fun to every class! Meet us in Collett Park Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th & 21st August, and build strength & flexibility in the body as well as learning how to relax both the mind & body. You don’t need to be flexible or strong to do yoga, you just need to show up! Yoga is for anybody, so come and join us. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, bring water and a yoga mat (if you have one). #getyourzestback Please email to book a space.

Event: The Gleaning: Drawing On with Words!
Date: Tuesday 16th August
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: Collett Park
Details: A special workshop using the power of words – inspired by the beauty of Collett Park – to create stories and literary artwork with Gill and Polly. Tuesday 16th August, 10am-12noon – bring your own picnic! Drawing On! A story/art-making community workshop for all ages and abilities, involving various drawing techniques and featuring work made from gathered, recycled and found materials. Some of the work produced may form part of the final The Gleaning art installations and exhibition in the church. FREE event. Book with

Event: The Gleaning: Community Art Project
Date: Thursday 18th August
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: Shepton Mallet Church
Details: The Gleaning Community arts project, on Thursday 18th August, 2pm-4pm, to work on the fabric art installations – inside and outside of Shepton Mallet Church – some of which have been created over the Summer Series. FREE event. Book with

Event: Kray-z-Legz-Summer Heat
Date: Saturday 20th August
Time: 4pm-10pm
Location: Market Cross
Details: This summer Rap artist / CEO of Kidmenace Studios, Kray-z Legz will be bringing another open air music event to the Market Cross, on Saturday 20th August, 4pm-10pm. The event will consist of a live performance from Kray-z Legz supported by other local musicians, showcasing the amazing talent from the surrounding areas. There will also be stalls offering face painting, local produce & much more to support local businesses. We will also be running kids games such as musical statues, with prizes for the mini ravers to enjoy. This is a free event open to everyone, so grab your best dancing shoes and prepare for a great day & evening of music and family fun!

Event: The Gleaning
Date: Tuesday 23rd August
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: Market Cross
Details: Mono-printing Workshop. Tuesday 23rd August, 10am-12noon, at the Market Cross. Using immersive, textiles installations to explore and celebrate diversity. A community workshop for all ages and abilities, featuring work made from gathered, recycled and found materials. Some of the work produced will form part of the final Gleaning installations and exhibition. Book with

Event: The Bullzini Family Circus Open Air Circus Show
Date: Sunday 4th September
Time: 3pm
Location: Collett Park
Details: Roll Up! Roll Up! On Sunday 4th September @3pm, in Collett Park, the Bullzini Family Circus present their fabulous Open Air Circus Show, which features feats of devilishly daring dexterity on a loose rope, juggling, and magic all served up with more than a dash of humour! All welcome!

Event: Heritage Trail
Date: Every day!
Time: To suit you
Location: Various – in and around Shepton Mallet
Details: Looking for something different and interesting to do? Try our free, interactive Shepton Mallet Heritage Trails App, which gives you a choice of immersive experiences centred around the town’s rich cultural, social and economic heritage. There are nine trails of varying lengths, from the Family Trail (1.13km/0.7 miles) to the Cloth & Train Trail (14km/9 miles) that last anything between one to five hours:


I have questions about an event, who should I speak to?

In the first instance, please contact the event host as they will be best placed to answer your query. If you do not get a satisfactory answer or your query could not be answered, please email and we will do our best to assist.

Will covid-19 safety measures be in place at these events?

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

I have accessibility requirements, who can I discuss these with?

Please make contact via the address provided for bookings or website when this is provided. If none is provided or you are unsure, please email and we will assist.