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Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

Wed 18 Sep '19, 20:05
By Safia Shah
Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

This Saturday, 21st September, Wincanton's town centre will be energised with a perfect storm of markets, art and partying, as the launch of the brand new monthly Seed Market coincides with a town-wide contribution to Somerset Art Weeks 2019.

Wincanton Art Trail: 21st September - 6th October

Tue 17 Sep '19, 21:47
By Dave Smith & Safia Shah
Wincanton Art Trail: 21st September - 6th October

Wincanton Art Trail opens this Saturday 21st September, coinciding with Somerset Art Weeks. Schools, community groups, and local artists have collaborated to produce unique installations that will turn the town into a temporary art gallery.

C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

Fri 13 Sep '19, 17:51
By Steve Lee
C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

With World Rivers Day approaching at the end of September, C.A.T.C.H. is excited to announce that it will be hosting a free River & Wildlife Day at Cale Park on Sunday 22nd September. Come and learn about the wildlife of our very own River Cale.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Mon 9 Sep '19, 17:09
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Can you spare an hour or two to help the local Poppy Appeal? Read about the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, the Old Faithful 75th anniversary remembrance service and the recent 2019 branch AGM.

Distinction at LAMDA exams for Wincanton Youth Theatre members

Thu 5 Sep '19, 15:41
By Andrew Warren
Distinction at LAMDA exams for Wincanton Youth Theatre members

Over the summer, three aspiring thespians, all members of Wincanton Youth Theatre, took their London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Grade 2 acting exams, all achieving a distinction; the highest grade.

Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Wed 28 Aug '19, 19:28
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Council's response to SSDC's car parking proposal

Here is Wincanton Town Council's formal response to South Somerset District Council's car parking charges proposal published recently in the Western Gazette and Blackmore Vale Magazine, followed by a list of the reductions in services made by the Town Council in order to pay for the compensation scheme.

Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Sat 24 Aug '19, 14:54
By Lucy Johnson
Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming the winners in October when racing returns to the Somerset track. It’s the first of 16 meetings that will provide a feast of entertainment over the next seven months as favourite jump horses battle it out.

Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Fri 16 Aug '19, 16:55
By Holly Sutton & Veronica Goodenough
Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Nowhere else can you find such endless troves of unique country house-inspired gifts, vintage delights, art and collectibles, and all in such beautiful surroundings! Count and Countess de Salis kindly hold this much-loved event to raise funds so Somerset Sight can continue its great work across the county.

Wincanton Silver Band - bringing music to the local community

Thu 15 Aug '19, 15:59
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band - bringing music to the local community

In 2020, Wincanton Silver Band will be celebrating 130 years of music-making in Wincanton. On Sunday 22nd September, the band is holding a “Meet the Band” event at which you can have a go at playing some of the instruments and listen to a short concert from the band.

Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

Tue 13 Aug '19, 16:09
By Janice Blackwell
Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

The budding Wincanton climate change group had a successful first meeting on 15th July, but it still needs a few more champions to build out the model, so if you're interested in getting involved, the next meeting is this Thursday 15th August.

A new 3km running course around Wincanton Sports Ground

Thu 8 Aug '19, 15:32
By Sean Chapman
A new 3km running course around Wincanton Sports Ground

The Wincanton Sports Ground management team has set out a new 3km (1.86 miles) running course around the whole site. It covers several types of ground, including grass (possibly mud), gravel and tarmac, so come prepared. Here's a map!

A new season for the Wincanton Wasps kicks off this August

Fri 2 Aug '19, 20:34
By Chris Wise
A new season for the Wincanton Wasps kicks off this August

Wincanton Town Football Club begins a new season this August with several home fixtures lined up. The club needs more support from local fans, so put these dates in your diary and come down to Wincanton Sports Ground to cheer on our Wasps!

[NEW DATE:] Bohemian Rhapsody: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park!

Wed 24 Jul '19, 16:53
By Dave Smith
<span style='color: red'>[NEW DATE:]</span> Bohemian Rhapsody: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park!

On Saturday 24th August 2019, Wincanton Town Council will present Bohemian Rhapsody (12A), the second outdoor film screening at Cale Park, completely FREE and open to everyone. Bring your own picnic or buy food at the event, claim a spot and relax for the evening.

Planning the future of Wincanton

Fri 19 Jul '19, 17:27
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton

An energy of fresh enthusiasm has been building in Wincanton throughout the year, and there are moves afoot to channel it towards the development of the town’s centre and community. The Town Council is keen to involve everyone to capitalise on this important opportunity.

Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Thu 18 Jul '19, 16:30
By South Somerset District Council
Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Following public consultation earlier in the year, at its meeting last week, South Somerset District Council’s Area East Committee approved amendments to the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy as a direct result of community concerns.

Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Wed 17 Jul '19, 15:17
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

In 2019, Wincanton Country Market celebrates trading in our town for 50 years. We shall be marking this milestone by hosting an Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, on Friday 19th July. We'll be serving a wide range of our delicious homemade cakes and bakes.

The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

Tue 16 Jul '19, 14:18
By Jane Rose
The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

On Saturday 27th July, Henstridge is hosting its first ever Summer Festival! It'll fill the recreation ground and include an outside arena and live music stage, and some world-class skating and BMX demos! Read on to find out what makes this event so different.

The Shatwell Summer Party

Sun 14 Jul '19, 14:49
By Kendra Johnson-Matchett
The Shatwell Summer Party

Drawing Matter has teamed up with curators matchett & page to invite Belgian architects Traumnovelle (curators of the Belgian Pavilion, 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture) to devise the programme for a Summer Party at Shatwell Farm on Saturday 27th July.

Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

Sat 13 Jul '19, 18:07
By Janice Blackwell
Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

We are a few like-minded people who have met a couple of times at The Balsam Centre to discuss what can be done, ideas for everyone to use and how to encourage people to get on-board. Join us for a chat this Monday, 15th July.

Embellish your old clothes with Tamsyn Gregory at Lynne Franks’ Shop at No. 4

Thu 11 Jul '19, 15:46
By Tamsyn Gregory
Embellish your old clothes with Tamsyn Gregory at Lynne Franks’ Shop at No. 4

Join textile artist Tamsyn Gregory this Saturday for a free ‘drop in’ workshop where you'll recycle, refashion and re-love your clothing. Embellish with pre-loved and broken jewellery, embroider with vibrant threads or stitch on patches of beautiful fabrics.

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