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Celebrating Somerset – Building Communities

Somerset Day champions this most beautiful and bountiful of British counties.

We have the single aim of celebrating Somerset and all it has to offer, and shouting this from the treetops. Help us to let everyone know what a fantastic place the county is to live, work, visit and study. Somerset Day’s work centres around the weekend nearest to May 11th every year, a day chosen in honour of King Alfred the Great’s routing of the Vikings from his stronghold in the Somerset marshes in May 878.

Somerset Day building communities throughout the year:

In addition to Somerset Day itself,  we also support communities throughout the year in a similar way to that for the day itself, by offering communities and organisations the opportunity to publish events taking place at other times of the year.


Official partners

Strategic partners

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Somerset Day is enabled by the Somerst Day Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit organisation, governed by a board of volunteer directors drawn from local communities and businesses, and a part time CEO. It is supported by the three administrative regions that make up the historic county of Somerset; Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council.

The people behind Somerset Day

Our Patrons

We are fortunate to have amazing Patrons who are as passionate about our County as we are.

Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset; His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE, founder of Glastonbury Festival

Our Directors

Penny Adair, Proprietor Penny Adair PR; Cllr Christine Lawrence, Somerset County Council; Jonathan Langdon, Chairman & Founder, Milsted Langdon; Bill Loyd, Creative Programmer and Director, Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School; Beverley Milner Simonds, Director & Founder, Eat Festivals; Nigel Muers-Raby, CEO & Founder, Somerset Day CIC; Denys Rayner, MD Strategy Boxed (Chairman, Somerset Day CIC); James Shakespeare, Director & Founder, Evosite

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