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The November and December 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Poppy Appeal 2016, Remembrance 2016 and trip updates.
The Balsam Centre in Wincanton is running new activities for local young people, including a weekly Youth Café and some exciting workshops. Fancy being in a Christmas video? Read on for more details.
On Saturday 3rd December 2016, at 7:00pm, the Wincanton Live at Home Scheme and Wincanton Royal British Legion will host “Carols at the Hall” at Wincanton Memorial Hall, a charity event featuring Wincanton Silver Band, The Wincanton Choir and Wincanton Youth Theatre.
Sunday the 20th of November is traditionally ‘Stir-up Sunday’. The tradition goes back to Victorian times where the family would gather together to stir the pudding 5 weeks before Christmas. At Kimbers Farm Shop we have all the ingredients you need for your Christmas Pud.
Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!
IMDB: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Royal School of Needlework trained tutor, Elizabeth Tapper will be teaching Or Nué on Saturday 3rd December from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Yarlington House, near Wincanton.
The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan has reached a milestone, and a public consultation has begun. This is an opportunity for local people to view the Draft Plan and give their comments. The Plan will influence the future of the town.
It’s been many a year since the last organised town bonfire and fireworks display, but for 2016 it’s back. The youth teams who use the facilities at the Wincanton Sports Ground have organised a bonfire and fireworks event for the people of Wincanton.
Music at St.Michael’s Somerton is presenting a concert by Wincanton based chamber group Spectra Musica on Saturday 19th November. Following an extremely successful tenth anniversary concert, Musical director Peter Leech has put together another lively mix of music.
How well do you know Dorset? Deepest Dorset, a new book by Wincanton-based journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir, explores what is special about this diverse county, discovering many fascinating facts and stories. Available in Papertrees!
On Friday 14th October Wincanton had its second carnival since a six year absence. Last year Wincanton won a trophy for the 'Best Carnival on the Wessex Circuit'. How does this year's measure up? Check out the full video, and find out who won the entry awards.
In November, The Villager publishes another story from “Images and Living Memories of Horsington School, from 1855 to 2005”, along with the monthly news from the village and its surroundings.
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall will host a brand new show straight from the streets of Santiago de Cuba. Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to Salsa.
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 Meuross at Caryford Community Hall, performing the beautiful and well crafted songs from his latest album “December” as well as some old favourites.
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