Less than 16 days to go to Somerset Day

With just over two weeks to go until Somerset Day 2023, there is still time to get involved and #flytheflagforkingandcounty!

The team behind Somerset Day are hoping that the County and subsequently social media, will be awash with a sea of flags in the lead up to and over the weekend following the 11th May. This year’s theme ties with the King’s Coronation.

In previous years the not-for-profit Community Interest Company has worked with patrons, partners and sponsors to ensure that the awareness day has trended across the world with over 22 million social media users reached in 2022.

“The first two weekends in May will be especially significant for Somerset this year as we see the King crowned in a ceremony little changed since that first held in Bath Abbey over one thousand years ago, and go on to celebrate Somerset Day just one week later” says Nigel Muers-Raby, CEO and founder of Passion for Somerset CIC, the organisation behind Somerset Day.

“Although we will be celebrating Somerset Day on May 11th, this year we’re delighted to be partnering with BBC Radio Somerset to host Somerset’s BIGGEST EVER quiz on Friday 12th May between 7pm and 9pm”.

Anyone can join in and take part in the virtual quiz hosted live on BBC Radio Somerset, but the quiz isn’t going to be just limited to the radio – organisers are encouraging organisations and individuals to host a quiz to raise funds for a local Somerset cause and make the quiz the BIGGEST EVER.

If you own a business, run a community centre, sit on the PTA for your local school, manage a care home or just love organising quizzes for your family and friends, then join in and organise a quiz - all you need to do is choose a venue and tell everyone about it and the team behind Somerset Day will provide a pack with the rounds, questions and answers. They will even promote your event on the Somerset Day website !

In addition to running the quiz, Passion for Somerset CIC are supporting other events taking place to celebrate the County, including: the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards on Thursday 11th May at the Conference Centre, Bridgwater & Taunton College, Taunton; Somerset FA Intermediate Cup Final at Shepton Mallet Football Club; eat:Taunton in the town centre on Saturday 13th May and a special service of Choral Evensong at Wells Cathedral, also on Saturday 13th May at 5.15pm.