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Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

Wed 15 Aug '18, 20:44
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

The Wincanton Youth Theatre were delighted to be asked to perform again at the annual Hauser and Wirth Summer Party in Bruton in July. The festival had a circus theme, and raised money for the Carymoor Environment Centre.

Find a FREE Play Day near you this summer

Sun 12 Aug '18, 20:20
By John Smith
Find a FREE Play Day near you this summer

The Play Days 2018 programme got underway on 25th July. Events have taken place in Castle Cary, Wincanton and Milborne Port, but more events are still to take place in Templecombe, Sparkford and beyond.

A new class to help you “Stay Strong, Stay Steady” is starting in Wincanton

Tue 7 Aug '18, 13:22
By Dianne Ramsay
A new class to help you “Stay Strong, Stay Steady” is starting in Wincanton

If you are worried that sometimes you feel unsteady on your feet, or perhaps you have a family history of osteoporosis or Parkinson’s, you may be interested in a new group that will be starting in Wincanton, in the Memorial Hall.

Fun in the Sun 2018 approaches!

Mon 6 Aug '18, 19:20
By John Smith
Fun in the Sun 2018 approaches!

This year, to balance the long-standing Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza, the committee have now planned a brand new summer event: ‘Fun in the Sun’, to take place on Saturday 11th August at the Wincanton Sports Ground.

100 prayerful volunteers sought

Fri 27 Jul '18, 15:02
By Michael Vockins
100 prayerful volunteers sought

Volunteers are being called on to join the churches’ 100 Days of Prayer, as their contribution to the national – and international – wave of prayer leading up to Remembrance Day.

Morrisons in Wincanton is closed due to a water leak open again UPDATED

Thu 26 Jul '18, 16:31
By John Smith
Morrisons in Wincanton is <strike>closed due to a water leak</strike> open again <small style='color: blue'>UPDATED</small>

Morrisons in Wincanton is currently closed due to an alleged water leak. There was a growing tailback of vehicles from the site entrance out beyond the roundabout. UPDATE: They're open again.

Help Wincanton Parish Church find a new rector

Tue 24 Jul '18, 18:30
By Penny Ashton
Help Wincanton Parish Church find a new rector

Wincanton Parish Church is seeking a new rector, and would value community feedback on what they want of their church and its rector. You are invited to complete a short survey to help them find the right person.

Wincanton Wheelers ride for Winky Kicks Cancer this Sunday

Fri 20 Jul '18, 19:13
By John Smith
Wincanton Wheelers ride for Winky Kicks Cancer this Sunday

Local cycling group, Wincanton Wheelers, is running a charity cycle ride to raise funds for Winky Kicks Cancer, on Sunday 22nd July, starting from Wincanton Memorial Hall and finishing at Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The Creating Health Roadshow is coming to Wincanton this month

Fri 13 Jul '18, 19:31
By Vicky Sullivan
The Creating Health Roadshow is coming to Wincanton this month

FREE EVENT: Join us for an evening of information and inspiration to help you successfully manage type 2 diabetes, or manage your weight in a healthy and long-lasting way, with an optional Tai Chi class at the end.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July/August 2018

Mon 9 Jul '18, 16:17
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - July/August 2018

A report of the colourful and lively Horsington Village Fete, Adrian Shaw's poem “The Old Railway Line$rdquo;, an article by Sheila Leaning on the Navajo code talkers during World War II, and more.

Lahnau-Wincanton exchange week of May 2018

Thu 5 Jul '18, 16:41
By Annette Greier
Lahnau-Wincanton exchange week of May 2018

A report of the Lahnau-Wincanton twinning exchange week that took pace in May 2018, including an account of the epic journey made by three German cyclists who set off nine days before the other members.

deafPLUS is coming back to The Balsam Centre this month

Wed 4 Jul '18, 17:42
By Annette Yoosefinejad
deafPLUS is coming back to The Balsam Centre this month

Many people experience hearing loss and struggle to adapt to the changes it can make to their lives. deafPLUS is coming to us later this month to demonstrate equipment that might help, and offer free and impartial advice.

A Long Way to Tipperary - after show report

Tue 3 Jul '18, 19:51
By Andrew Warren
A Long Way to Tipperary - after show report

Last weekend, Wincanton Youth Theatre performed their First World War commemorative event, A Long Way to Tipperary. After the performances, the group donated £213.64 to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Wincanton Chamber will discuss digital development grants on Wednesday 27th UPDATED

Mon 25 Jun '18, 22:16
By John Smith
Wincanton Chamber will discuss digital development grants on Wednesday 27<sup>th</sup> <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

Wincanton Chamber invites you to an informal evening of networking. The hot topic of discussion will be grant funding from SSDC for development of digital products and infrastructure for your business. You could claim £500!

Spectra Musica presents “A Pastoral Idyll”

Sun 24 Jun '18, 15:19
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica presents “A Pastoral Idyll”

Spectra Musica’s Summer Concert, entitled “A Pastoral Idyll”, will be performed on 7th July in the beautiful setting of King’s School, Bruton. The programme promises to be as varied as ever, including Britten, Vaughan Williams and Stanford, a lively samba and much more.

A Long Way to Tipperary - a commemoration of the end of the “war to end all wars”

Fri 22 Jun '18, 20:28
By Andrew Warren
A Long Way to Tipperary - a commemoration of the end of the “war to end all wars”

The youngsters of Wincanton Youth Theatre have created a moving tribute to the sacrifice of a generation. All profits from the show will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. But that's not all they've been up to this year.

Miraculum: the award-winning Hungarian children's choir is returning to Bruton

Tue 19 Jun '18, 16:31
By Sally Greenhalgh
Miraculum: the award-winning Hungarian children's choir is returning to Bruton

They sang in the Madonna 'Evita' film in 1998 and have won numerous first prizes and gold medals in International competitions. Now they're returning for a concert in Bruton on 30th June.

Gigs this month at Caryford Community Hall

Thu 14 Jun '18, 14:13
By Helen Leary
Gigs this month at Caryford Community Hall

Caryford Community Hall in Castle Cary is regularly host to a variety of gigs and talks throughout the year. Here are details of two performances that are coming up in June, including one in support of Macmillan Nursing.

Compton Castle is opening its gardens again in aid of The Balsam Centre

Tue 12 Jun '18, 17:07
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Compton Castle is opening its gardens again in aid of The Balsam Centre

Another chance to see the lovely gardens and heart-shaped lake of Compton Castle is coming up later this month. Bill and Jane Hopkins are donating all the money raised to The Balsam Centre.

Just Dance just raised £300 for C.A.T.C.H!

Mon 11 Jun '18, 17:24
By Emma O'Brien
Just Dance just raised £300 for C.A.T.C.H!

Turns out they do other stuff, too. Local dance studio Just Dance recently raised £300 for C.A.T.C.H.; the proceeds from a raffle at their show at King Arthur's School in May.

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