High Sheriff ‘Celebrating Somerset’ events: Friday 22 February

The High Sheriff of Somerset and Bath Spa University proudly present

Celebrating Somerset: Sumorsǣte ealle

Including special guest Jeremy Irons for the Celebrating Somerset evening gala performance!

From Porlock to Portishead, Chard to Chew Magna, Wincanton to Widcombe and everywhere in between, Sumorsǣte ealle means “all the people of Somerset”. The High Sheriff of Somerset is excited to extend an invitation to everyone living in the county to join him in marking the end of his shrieval year at an inspiring, moving and unique reflection of our beautiful and diverse home.


Flying dragons through Wells

The people of Somerset are invited to meet at Wells Recreation Ground to help fly the dragons of Somerset through the city, towards Wells Cathedral.


FAMILY FETE, 11am-1pm

Somerset folk

Everyone is invited to come to a free family fete at Wells Cathedral.  Featuring a range of performances from professionals, community groups & local schools as well as dragon making workshops, this will be an inspiring morning for all ages.

Involving performances from: Bolly Bhangra, Wells Cathedral School, Pocketfluff Productions, Wassail Theatre, Somerset Youth Dance Company, Stoberry Park Primary, St Dunstan’s Primary, Somerset Storytellers and more.



Including special guest Jeremy Irons 

Somerset at its best

A mixture of performances from a range of professional, community & students at Wells Cathedral, highlighting the artistic brilliance of Somerset.   This specially curated evening will feature music & song, contemporary & classical dance, storytelling & poetry, circus & theatre.

Involving performances from: Knights of King Ina, Bolly Bhangra, Wells Cathedral School, Amanda Boyd and Dan Shaw, Crystal Spring, Ian Ross & Friends, Pocketfluff Productions, Shoebox Theatre, Wassail Theatre and more.

This is a ticketed event.

Gala Tickets:

Only available via Eventbrite here. Not available via the Cathedral shop.

All proceeds from this event will be going to Somerset Crimebeat, a charity that will use the funds to encourage and enable young people from the most disadvantaged corners of the county to pursue a pathway to an apprenticeship.

Sponsored by Strode College, Wessex Water, and Lyecross Farm.