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Come to a talk about how rural communities can be more dementia-friendly

Thu 16 Jun 2022
By Sue Crisfield
Come to a talk about how rural communities can be more dementia-friendly

As part of Wincanton’s Dementia Friendly Community work, a free event is being organised on Tuesday 28th June, with Ian Sherriff coming to talk about helping to make communities dementia-friendly across the country.

Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Tue 14 Jun 2022
By Dave Smith
Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Preparations are well underway for Horsington Church School's biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place on Saturday 18th June. Having been unable to run a fete since the pandemic began, they really need this year's summer fete to be the best one yet!

WYT & WADS present “Mayhem at the Musicals”

Tue 14 Jun 2022
By Dani Wood
WYT & WADS present “Mayhem at the Musicals”

We will be taking you on a journey of musicals, present and past, both stage and film. We have songs from Phantom, We Will Rock You, The Greatest Showman, The Lion King and many other fantastic shows.

Rock n Ribs Festival returns to Wincanton Racecourse in July

Fri 10 Jun 2022
By Tim Messinger
Rock n Ribs Festival returns to Wincanton Racecourse in July

Following a sold-out show last year, Rock n Ribs Festival returns in July to its new home at Wincanton Racecourse. With a ride-on monster truck, over 250 American vehicles, family wrestling shows, BBQ and eating challenges, it's so much more than just a music festival.

u3a talk: the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Wed 8 Jun 2022
By Susan Kidd
u3a talk: the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Come with us as Historian and Arts Society lecturer Dr James Taylor leads us through one of the last Victorian houses to be built in England; a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea in Bournemouth; a home, an art gallery, and a museum sealed in time.

Forty u3a members were treated to a free Jubilee indoor street lunch party

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Susan Kidd
Forty u3a members were treated to a free Jubilee indoor street lunch party

On 3rd May in advance of the June celebrations Queen’s Platinum Jubilee indoor street lunch party was held for forty members of u3a, free of charge, fulfilled by happy volunteers and making a great start to the forthcoming celebrations.

Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Stephen Hood
Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> June

Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council will light a beacon at Templecombe Recreation Ground for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday evening, as one of thousands being lit by groups all over the UK and the Commonwealth as part of the official programme.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2022

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2022

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War in Wincanton, ‘Pedal to Paris’, Remembering ‘Old Faithful’, Wincanton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club and Wincanton & District RBL is 100 years old!

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2022

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - June 2022

An article by Chris Bailward on the history and achievements of Milborne Port Opera, and details about local events including the Horsington Church School Summer Fete, an open afternoon at the School, and the Wick Charity Music Festival.

Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Tue 31 May 2022
By Helen Brown
Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In addition to a children's art exhibition of nearly 600 unique postage stamp jubilee crowns, Wincanton Town Festival is putting on a garden party in the enchanting 18th century gardens hidden behind the Greening the eARTh gallery (formerly Clementina).

The Balsam Centre is resuming Stourhead buggy and sling walks

Mon 23 May 2022
By The Balsam Centre
The Balsam Centre is resuming Stourhead buggy and sling walks

The Balsam Centre is delighted to announce that our Stourhead buggy and sling walks are starting again, for parents and carers with children under five years of age. Due to popular demand there's now a booking system!

Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Wed 18 May 2022
By Wassail Theatre Company
Whispering Willows - a FREE family show

Whispering Willows is a non-verbal piece of theatre using music and puppetry, created especially for the people of Somerset, and all ages. It's an original story told through the eyes of a willow farming family, against the backdrop of World War II, with performances in Wincanton this Saturday!

“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Tue 17 May 2022
By Gigaclear
“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Homeowners in Wincanton will soon have access to some of the quickest broadband speeds in the UK thanks to Gigaclear, which has started work connecting the Town to its ultrafast, full-fibre broadband network.

Wincanton Primary School Easter bonnet parade 2022

Fri 13 May 2022
By Kay Carswell
Wincanton Primary School Easter bonnet parade 2022

On the mornings of 27th and 28th of April 2022, children performed for their parents as part of the Easter celebrations at Wincanton Primary School. It was wonderful to welcome parents and carers back onto our school site at last.

Wincanton Choral Society will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Sunday 15th May

Fri 13 May 2022
By Ben Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Sunday 15th May

WCS continue their return to full-scale performances after several years' forced absence. 'Solemn little mass', the literal translation, doesn't sound likely to provide a great evening out, but nothing could be further from the truth!

Wincanton Town Council election results 2022

Fri 6 May 2022
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council election results 2022

Wincanton's local election results are now in, for both the Town Council and the new unitary Somerset Council. Congratulations to all those elected, and a little extra this year to Sam Atherton who led the pack.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2022

Mon 2 May 2022
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - May 2022

An article about a talk given by David Heath about the privilege and responsibility of being elected to parliament, a book review by Mindy Lucas of Cal Flyn's "Islands of Abandonment", and a farewell to Horsington Church School's departing Headteacher.

Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day on Saturday 30th April

Thu 21 Apr 2022
By Caroline Landymore
Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day on Saturday 30<sup>th</sup> April

Fancy a hit on a spring day? Everyone is welcome to come and find out about our friendly club on our Open Day at Wincanton Sports Ground. Come along to hit with a member or join in a free session with the coach.

Wincanton Town Council 2022 election candidates

Wed 6 Apr 2022
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council 2022 election candidates

On Thursday 5th May 2022 there will be a Wincanton Town Council election to fill all 15 seats, taking place a year early to coincide with that of the brand new unitary Somerset County Council. Here's a list of the many candidates!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April 2022

Mon 4 Apr 2022
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April 2022

This edition is largely focused on the Falklands War and its upcoming 40th anniversary, and includes deatils of a talk on the subject on 10th June, and the short remembrance service at the Wincanton War Memorial on 14th June.

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