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Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - October 2017

Sat 7 Oct '17, 17:25
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - October 2017

The Horsington Open golf competition's very successful fundraising, pupils from Horsington Church Primary School tell of their last days in year 6, and a very challenging crossword!

What is up with banking in Wincanton?

Thu 28 Sep '17, 15:31
By Dave Smith
What is up with banking in Wincanton?

HSBC closed last year, Lloyds closed yesterday, and NatWest is closing next month! Wincanton will have no banks after 10th October, so what are we all to do? Read on for details of all the options, including mobile branch services and what you can do at the Post Office.

Will Strictly season inspire you to put on your dance shoes?

Fri 22 Sep '17, 21:55
By Roy Warry
Will Strictly season inspire you to put on your dance shoes?

Strictly Come Dancing is once again bursting onto our screens this September. Will you be watching the nation’s favourite show, and have you ever thought about learning to dance yourself?

Wincanton Youth Theatre will offer funded musical theatre exams with LAMDA next year

Sat 9 Sep '17, 23:56
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre will offer funded musical theatre exams with LAMDA next year

In 2018 Wincanton Youth Theatre will be offering their members funded examinations from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, initially offering training for the group musical theatre exams.

Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - 8 instruments and 20 songs in 90 minutes

Fri 8 Sep '17, 16:46
By Helen Leary
Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - 8 instruments and 20 songs in 90 minutes

Singer-songwriter, musician and actress, Charlie Dore, best known for her 1979 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”, will be joined on stage by Julian Littman for an evening of eclectic, contemporary folk at Caryford Community Hall next month.

Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

Thu 7 Sep '17, 17:31
By Sue Place
Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

The Wincanton Volunteering Fair will be taking place tomorrow morning at the Memorial Hall. Turn up and find out all about the local organisations that could benefit from your contribution.

Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

Wed 6 Sep '17, 21:05
By John Bradley
Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group

The Wincanton and District Cancer Support Group was formed earlier this year and now meets monthly at the Balsam Centre. They're eager to support those affected by cancer, and have activities planned for the rest of the year.

FREE digital marketing workshop at Redfearns tomorrow UPDATED

Tue 5 Sep '17, 12:53
By John Smith
FREE digital marketing workshop at Redfearns tomorrow <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

The Wincanton Chamber of Commerce is running a FREE digital marketing workshop tomorrow at Redfearns restaurant. You don't have to be a member, so come along and learn how to promote your business online.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

Mon 4 Sep '17, 19:32
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2017

The August and September 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Passchendaele remembrance service in Wincanton, and artwork from a local student.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - September 2017

Mon 4 Sep '17, 18:09
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - September 2017

The keeper of Horsington Church's clock, John Macdonald, explains his role, Angela Clayton, from the Parish Council, reports the latest Parish news, and The Villager remembers two residents who sadly passed away recently.

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bugsy Malone

Sat 2 Sep '17, 14:18
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bugsy Malone

Wincanton Youth Theatre will be performing its first “proper” musical, the hugely popular Bugsy Malone, on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October at King Arthur's School, Wincanton.

Any ladies for netball?

Thu 31 Aug '17, 12:46
By Jade Hansford
Any ladies for netball?

Robins Netball Club is always looking for new members, whether it's to play competitively, socially, for fun, to meet new people or just get fit! It doesn't matter if you haven't played for or a while, or never played at all – any ladies over the age of 14 are welcome!

King Arthur's achieved solid GCSE results this year

Wed 30 Aug '17, 16:19
By Chris Beech
King Arthur's achieved solid GCSE results this year

Despite this year's more rigorous assessment procedures, 51% of King Arthur’s students achieved above the national standard of 5 or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grades A*C or 9-4 with 54% gaining standards for Maths and English.

Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Thu 24 Aug '17, 23:49
By John Smith
Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Winky Kicks Cancer is stepping up a gear this year with an “old skool” sports day for adults and children this Sunday 27th August, starting at 2pm at The Dolphin Hotel. Guaranteed hilarity for all the family, with prizes to be won.

It's not too late to enter the Wincanton Gardeners' annual show

Wed 23 Aug '17, 20:57
By John Smith
It's not too late to enter the Wincanton Gardeners' annual show

Wincanton & District Gardener’s Association is holding its 62nd annual show on Saturday 2nd September in the Wincanton Memorial Hall. It's not too late to get involved! The deadline for new entries is 9pm Saturday 26th August.

Check out Bruton Art Society's annual exhibiton this week

Tue 22 Aug '17, 23:33
By John Baxter
Check out Bruton Art Society's annual exhibiton this week

Bruton Art Society's annual exhibition is on right now, running until Saturday 26th. There are some 240 works on display in all media and of all sizes. Admission is free and it is well worth the trip to Bruton.

The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

Wed 16 Aug '17, 14:01
By Richard Gaunt
The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

The Horsington Open charity golf tournament is back this September, bigger and better, and this year the chosen charities are the St. Margaret’s Hospice, and a Wincanton charity, Wincanton Live at Home. Golfers of all abilities are very welcome.

New team takes the helm of Wincanton Chamber of Commerce

Mon 14 Aug '17, 23:23
By Penny Ashton
New team takes the helm of Wincanton Chamber of Commerce

New officers were elected, and a new leadership team formed at the AGM of Wincanton’s Chamber of Commerce, held at Churchfields on 28th June 2017.

Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

Thu 10 Aug '17, 17:10
By Andrea Cowan
Help Myakka support World Elephant Day

12th August is World Elephant Day. In support of this important cause, Myakka will be donating 10% of the sales value on any of its full-price elephant products sold during August to the World Elephant Day charity.

Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Wed 9 Aug '17, 14:35
By Holly Sutton
Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Bookings for pitches are now being taken for Somerset Sight’s 10th September country house car boot sale at the beautiful Yarlington House, Wincanton. Somerset Sight is the local independent charity supporting blind and visually impaired people all over Somerset.

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