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Hiraeth is a group of friends who share a passion for harmony, good music, and fun. On Friday 28th October the group will be performing an eclectic mix of music including folk, swing and pop, at Wincanton Baptist Church.
The Kings Arms, in Charlton Horethorne has fantastic opportunity for a Sous Chef at their award-winning five-star country inn.
Anyone who took part in the Big Friendly Read, or attended the craft and story day in August already knows what fun libraries can be. Wincanton Library Friends intend to host creative events for children during all half term breaks and other school holidays.
Although there are many enjoyable ways to get fit, I would say there are very few that are as much fun and as sociable as doing modern jive. Jive classes are the friendliest classes around, with people walking around with big smiles on their faces.
Former town Mayor Colin Winder and Wincanton Town Council are now preparing for the annual Over-70’s Christmas Lunch. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Memorial Hall.
On Saturday 19th November there is an opportunity to see acclaimed English singer songwriter, Reg Metros, at Caryford Community Hall, performing the beautiful and well crafted songs from his latest album “December” as well as some old favourites.
The new facilities in St John's Church in Horsington have officially been blessed and opened, after many years of planning and months of works! Also, an important pledge from the school to read to and with children as often as possible, which concerns each one of us.
The September and October 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Remembrance 2016, and Arthur Vickers VC.
Just in case you missed last year's carnival, we've got a video of the whole thing. It'll give you an idea of what to expect this Friday! The Carnival committee is still in need of some help for Friday's event, so read on for some more information.
The 2016 Wincanton Carnival is less than a week away, and everything is gradually falling into place. For the safety of both the spectators and carnival entrants the Carnival committee has announced some typical road closures. Here's a full list, and a map of the procession for anyone who might need to plan ahead.
The second Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day will be held at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 23rd October 2016. It'll be half term and families will enjoy an action packed day of top class jump racing and plenty of entertainment.
To help finance the building and conversion work on Bayford Chapel, Bonhams the international auctioneers will beholding a charity valuation day in Wincanton Memorial Hall on 12th October between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Studio H is one of the latest businesses to open in Wincanton. Owner Trixie Hiscock (LMPA) provides professional photographic portraiture services for all the family, including your pets.
Wincanton & District Gardeners Association held its 61st Annual Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. There was a high standard of entries and keen competition across all classes, including flowers and vegetabes as well as home and handicrafts.
Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
Wincanton Baptist Church will be holding a Macmillan Cancer Care coffee morning on Thursday 22nd September. The event runs between 10:30am and 12:00 noon, when visitors can relax over a nice cuppa, suitably balanced by a yummy home-made cake, or two.
As part of Somerset Open Studios 2016 local artist Julie Jenkins will be holding an exhibition of her work at her home on North Street from Saturday 17th September til Sunday 2nd October 2016.
On Saturday 17th September Wincanton’s newest festival has its inaugural outing. The Wincanton Town Festival (WTF!) takes place in and around Wincanton Town High Street, and will be a day of arts and entertainment for all the family.
Wincanton’s family doctors and practice staff are inviting the people of Wincanton to come along to a Health and Wellbeing Fair this weekend to discover the simple ways they can improve the wellbeing of themselves and their families.
This year's exchange visit was significant, celebrating 25 years of the formal twinning between the two towns, which took place in 1991.
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