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Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2020

Fri 3 Apr '20, 17:35
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - April 2020

John Vallin shares with us his reflections on watercolours, a guide on new ways to recycle locally, Milborne Port Opera has been nominated for five awards, and other news including a lot of cancelled events!

Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Thu 2 Apr '20, 13:03
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Wincanton’s second annual book festival took place on Saturday 7th March, involving several High Street venues including Wincanton Library. Local authors attended to meet visitors, give talks, and entertain the children. Roll on next year!

Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Tue 31 Mar '20, 20:21
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
Wincanton Primary School pupils visit the Town Hall

Wincanton Primary School pupils visited the Town Hall on the 26th February, to hear about the role their Town Council plays for residents and, most importantly, for the children of our town. They even made a few suggestions of their own!

REVIEW: Treasure Island by Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society

Tue 31 Mar '20, 16:40
By Anonymous
REVIEW: Treasure Island by Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society

An anonymous member of the audience reviews Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society's latest production, Treasure Island, describing the interactive entertainment and local talent they experienced at the Memorial Hall last month.

Wincanton Silver Band regional championships 2020 report

Fri 27 Mar '20, 17:41
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band regional championships 2020 report

Wincanton Silver Band's trip to the regional championships in Torquay on Saturday 14th March was fraught with memorable tribulation, but they pressed on and managed a credible performance in the face of considerable adversity.

King Arthur's School COVID-19 update

Fri 27 Mar '20, 16:32
By Jen Jacklin
King Arthur's School COVID-19 update

A message from King Arthur's School, which closed on Friday 20th March in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. KA will be closed, but will provide childcare for the children of key workers that cannot be cared for at home.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2020

Thu 26 Mar '20, 19:55
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - March 2020

Jeanne Mortarotti celebrates Wincanton and all things new in town, Milborne Port Opera announces its next show taking place in April, "The Arcadians", and some bright news from Horsington Church School.

Wincanton Health Centre COVID-19 update

Tue 17 Mar '20, 15:49
By Dr. Iain Phillips
Wincanton Health Centre COVID-19 update

Wincanton Health Centre has made the decision to restrict access to patients who have been assessed by telephone first, and the appointment booking and attendance procedure has been changed to minimise risk to patients and staff.

Wincanton Silver Band will represent in Torquay on 14th March

Thu 12 Mar '20, 19:33
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band will represent in Torquay on 14th March

Wincanton Silver Band is proud to represent the Town at the West of England Regional Championships in Torquay on Saturday 14th March. Taking part in contests is part of the Band's plans to attract new players.

Wincanton Choral Society is recruiting before its concert in May the future

Tue 10 Mar '20, 15:23
By Benedict Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society is recruiting before its concert in <strike>May</strike> <span style='color: red;'>the future</span>

Have you ever considered joining a choir and getting that shot of endorphins, tryptophans or whatever they are that give you that sense of physical and mental well-being, on a regular weekly basis? There is no better time to join WCS.

Spectra Musica presents postpones “Colours of Spring”

Wed 4 Mar '20, 14:44
By Julie Russell
Spectra Musica <strike>presents</strike> <span style='color: red;'>postpones</span> “Colours of Spring”

Postponed until further notice: “Colours of Spring” is full of beautiful music from the 18th to the 21st centuries. We will take you from Russian churches to Abbey Road with great variety in between, including Begin the Beguine, Swonderful and Tea for Two!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Tue 3 Mar '20, 16:37
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Early notification of the 75th Anniversary VE Day celebration in Wincanton, details of a planned CAT Bus trip to Cardiff in April, an update about the new-style coffee mornings at The Dolphin, and an account of Remembrance Day in the Gambia.

The Pilgrim Singers raise £1000 for the CAT Bus

Mon 2 Mar '20, 16:00
By David Winter & Janet Lowe
The Pilgrim Singers raise £1000 for the CAT Bus

The Pilgrim Singers recently presented a cheque for £1000 to the CAT Bus, raised at a concert they gave just before Christmas in aid of the South Somerset service that provides much needed local transport, and which needs to raise up to £20,000 annually from voluntary donations.

What's on at Wincanton Library in March

Sun 1 Mar '20, 20:23
By Dave Smith
What's on at Wincanton Library in March

Here's a list of all the stuff going on at Wincanton Library throughout March 2020, including Wincanton Book Festival on Saturday 7th. There's plenty going on for all ages, including Lego Club, shared reading, poetry and computer tutorials. Booking may be required (no pun intended)!

Saskia's Flower Essences

Thu 27 Feb '20, 12:06
By Saskia Marjoram
Saskia's Flower Essences

I’m delighted that so many of you have already visited my small flower essence shop at the end of the Applegarth Emporium since I opened last year. As far as I know, this is the first shop of its kind in the UK where you can come and buy flower essences from the person who has made them.

A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Mon 24 Feb '20, 17:13
By Susan Shelbourn-Barrow
A vacancy on, a farewell from and a welcome to Wincanton Town Council

Wincanton Town Council recently filled a vacancy, welcoming Councillor Tom Power, but as that was happening, a second vacancy came about as a result of the unrelated resignation of Councillor Mark Cook. Application forms are available now!

FREE LIVE MUSIC: Loose Connections at Wincanton Sports Ground

Thu 20 Feb '20, 21:02
By Sean Corney
FREE LIVE MUSIC: Loose Connections at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground will host a Loose Connections gig this weekend, so the people of Wincanton and beyond can enjoy a great night of live music and entertainment. Better still, entry is FREE, and there’s plenty of parking available right outside the door.

The Wagtail is filling its events and entertainment calendar

Wed 19 Feb '20, 21:30
By The Wagtail
The Wagtail is filling its events and entertainment calendar

The Wagtail has been working tirelessly to fill its events and entertainment calendar. There's plenty going on for all ages and tastes, including themed quiz and tribute nights, open-mic and comedy, poker, bingo and more. Read on for inspiration!

Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Mon 17 Feb '20, 15:59
By John Baxter
Sell Churchfields car park? We think not!

Many town centre residents received a leaflet with the headline, "SSDC PLANS TO SELL OFF CHURCHFIELD CARPARK". Such an idea struck me as barking mad so along with about forty others I turned up at the SSDC meeting on 12th February to object.

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Treasure Island

Fri 14 Feb '20, 17:59
By Dani Wood
Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Treasure Island

Ahoy there me hearties! It’s panto time again. This year, we'll be taking you on the adventures of Long John Silver and his pirates, and there'll be lots of singing, dancing, and general panto comedy and mayhem.

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