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Templecombe Village Art Exhibition 2021

Mon 27 Sep 2021
By David Seares
Templecombe Village Art Exhibition 2021

Templecombe will be hosting its second art exhibition next week, in support of Alzheimer’s Research and in memory of Ian Jenkinson who passed away during November 2020, and who inspired the first exhibition in 2019.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Tue 21 Sep 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Branch President Tony Goddard has given notification of his retirement and has been awarded the RBL Gold Badge in recognition of his work over many years, a very kind donation to the Wincanton Branch, details of this year's AGM, and a letter from the Queen!

Breaking Boundaries: watch and discuss this climate change film in Wincanton this week

Tue 14 Sep 2021
By John Baxter
Breaking Boundaries: watch and discuss this climate change film in Wincanton this week

Wincanton Churches Together, Anvil Associates and One Planet Wincanton are promoting two sessions in Wincanton to watch and discuss the powerful new climate change documentary, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Julie Jenkins & Sarah Ayling: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2021

Fri 10 Sep 2021
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins & Sarah Ayling: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2021

Two travelling ladies combine forces to show their colourful paintings and prints in Wincanton. This month, take a moment to escape on a trip around the world on an exciting artistic journey. This is a unique opportunity to visit these two practising artists, to see and buy their work.

Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Fri 3 Sep 2021
By South Somerset District Council
Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Tributes have been paid to former Wincanton Ward representative and South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll who has passed away following a long illness.

Shepton Montague Village Fete 2021

Mon 30 Aug 2021
By John Sykes
Shepton Montague Village Fete 2021

This Saturday, in addition to the usual attractions, they have introduced The Detectorists (have a go finding buried coins), "Made in Shepton Montague" crafts, jams and cakes, and a tent devoted to "games of skill" (an electrifying experience!).

The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week

Mon 23 Aug 2021
By John Baxter
The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week

The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week from the 21st to 28th August 2021 in the Memorial Hall of King’s School, Bruton, but if you can't make it in person you can view all the exhibits online.

u3a Blackmore Vale open afternoon in Henstridge

Thu 19 Aug 2021
By Susan Kidd
u3a Blackmore Vale open afternoon in Henstridge

The u3a aims to give people who are no longer in full-time work, or raising a family, opportunities to develop interests, make new friends and enjoy themselves. Check out their open afternoon at Henstridge Village Hall on 7th September.

Outdoor family film night - The Jungle Book [POSTPONED]

Wed 18 Aug 2021
By Dave Smith
Outdoor family film night - The Jungle Book <small style='color: red;'>[POSTPONED]</small>

Wincanton Sports Ground is hosting a free outdoor screening of the children's classic The Jungle Book on Saturday 21st August Friday 3rd September. This is a free family-friendly event, but to keep track of numbers entry will be by ticket only.

Bruton's MONSTER High Street diversion: an amusing EV anecdote

Tue 17 Aug 2021
By Dave Smith
Bruton's MONSTER High Street diversion: an amusing EV anecdote

Bruton High Street has been closed for road traffic recently and will be again from Thursday. Businesses are open as usual for pedestrians, though. However, the signposted diversion route is best not attempted with an older EV. Allow me to explain.

Crowd at the Cale: a free family day out this Saturday

Fri 13 Aug 2021
By Dave Smith
Crowd at the Cale: a free family day out this Saturday

Crowd at the Cale is a crazy combo community caper conceived by the Council. This Saturday, 14th August, Wincanton Town Council presents a free family day out at Cale Park comprising a collection of widely varied events and activities throughout the day.

Sell-out opera 'The Barber of Seville' is returning to Wincanton on August 11th

Sun 1 Aug 2021
By John Clark
Sell-out opera 'The Barber of Seville' is returning to Wincanton on August 11th

Bath Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ opened its tour to a sell-out audience at Wincanton Memorial Hall on July 8th to a rapturous reception. The demand for tickets was so great that a return performance has been arranged for August 11th.

Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wed 21 Jul 2021
By Alice Glover
Think hard before you discard! Get it mended at the Repair Café

Wincanton's Repair Café is back again this weekend, so get ready to take advantage of the expertise and generosity of local fixperts, and save your favourite things from landfill.

WTF happened!?

Tue 20 Jul 2021
By Helen Brown & John Baxter
WTF happened!?

Yes it did, and it was marvelous! Over 1200 visitors were treated to live music as they enjoyed homemade picnics and food from local stallholders, as well as work by local artists and artisans. Maybe we should do it again next year.

Somerset Sight's country house fair at Yarlington House

Fri 2 Jul 2021
By Holly Sutton
Somerset Sight's country house fair at Yarlington House

Sunday 12th September brings Somerset Sight’s Country House Fair and Treasure Trove Sale at the beautiful Yarlington House. This year the fair will include classic cars, antiques and collectibles, and vintage and artisan stalls.

Wincanton Racecourse raises £1,250 for Community Hospital

Thu 1 Jul 2021
By Wincanton Racecourse
Wincanton Racecourse raises £1,250 for Community Hospital

Wincanton Racecourse’s General Manager, Jack Parkinson, has praised the local community for its “fantastic response” to a charity event organised by the track which has helped raise £1,250 for the Wincanton Community Hospital.

Have a go this Sunday at Wincanton Tennis Club's open day

Wed 30 Jun 2021
By Caroline Landymore
Have a go this Sunday at Wincanton Tennis Club's open day

Interested in finding out about our friendly club? Don your trainers, pick up a racquet and join us at our open day on Sunday 4th July. All ages welcome!

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2021

Wed 30 Jun 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - July & August 2021

Charlotte Shaw, sculptor, reveals her garden exhibition at Longleat over the summer, Blooming Wild Nursery introduces their company and Horsington Church School shares their latest news.

Debut novel from Bayford author - available now in Wincanton

Tue 29 Jun 2021
By Richard Sorapure
Debut novel from Bayford author - available now in Wincanton

Richard Sorapure, who lives in Bayford, has just published his first novel, ‘Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren’, available now, signed, from Papertrees in Wincanton!

WTF is going on!?

Fri 25 Jun 2021
By Helen Brown
WTF is going on!?

Yes it is! Preparations are well underway for the Wincanton Town Festival Market tomorrow, Saturday 26th June, 12 noon - 9pm at the Greening the Earth Gallery, formerly Clementina. There'll be live music, food all day, artist and craft demonstrations, nature activities and more.

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