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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!

Have a go at Taiko ('big drum') at a FREE taster in Wincanton

Tue 29 Mar 2022
By Emma Fletcher
Have a go at Taiko ('big drum') at a FREE taster in Wincanton

I am offering some FREE taster sessions for new people to come along and give taiko a try. It's a way to exercise while engaging your brain, with big arm movements and working as a connected ensemble, a world of fun, rhythm and physical exercise.

'A Cake for the Gestapo' - an evening of immersive entertainment in support of WCS

Mon 21 Mar 2022
By Ben Critchley
'A Cake for the Gestapo' - an evening of immersive entertainment in support of WCS

An evening's entertainment by one of our members, Jacky King, based on her recently published book which is an adventure set in wartime Jersey from where her family hails, with food and drink, live music, song and dance and other fun.

Singing is good for the soul! Check out these local sing-for-fun groups

Fri 4 Mar 2022
By Sue Crisfield
Singing is good for the soul! Check out these local sing-for-fun groups

Did you know that, apart from being fun and uplifting, singing has lots of health benefits? Here are a couple of local singing groups with whom you can sing purely for casual fun, not as a choir. No talent required!

Panto is back! WADS presents “Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood”

Wed 16 Feb 2022
By Dani Wood
Panto is back! WADS presents “Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood”

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society is pleased to announce that panto is back. Oh no it isn’t. OH YES IT IS! Two years in the making, it's an incredibly funny panto brought to life by a dedicated cast and crew.

Cary Amateur Theatrical Society returns this month with Calamity Jane

Thu 10 Feb 2022
By Mark Tromans
Cary Amateur Theatrical Society returns this month with Calamity Jane

Cary Amateur Theatrical Society is returning to the stage later this month with Calamity Jane after missing our production in 2021. We have been working very hard since the summer, and can’t wait to get back to live theatre.

Spoken Word is back at the SEED Cafe

Mon 11 Oct 2021
By Samantha Stocker-Harding
Spoken Word is back at the SEED Cafe

To all poets, rappers, storytellers, writers and musicians: we welcome you to an inspiring open mic poetry night from the heart of Wincanton! Just listen and relax and indulge in some poetry and food, or share your magic. Starts this Thursday!

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 this weekend, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

A Long and Winding Beat - available now in Wincanton

Fri 28 May 2021
By Brian Allinson
A Long and Winding Beat - available now in Wincanton

My name is Brian Allinson and I have written a book entitled “A Long and Winding Beat” that has just been published and it features my time as the Police Sergeant in Wincanton in the 70s. It is available at Wincanton Library, as well as for purchase from Papertrees.

It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Tue 3 Nov 2020
By Brian Stubbs
It's a photo finish for Wincanton Camera Club in annual competition

Competing against four other local camera clubs for the Bradford-Abbas Shield, Wincanton came a very creditable 2nd to Yeovil by the narrow margin of 2 points. Have a look at our photos, and find out how you can get involved.

Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

Sat 31 Oct 2020
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band's Halloween 2020 lockdown performance

It's the witching hour once again, and Wincanton Silver Band has brought some humour to these dark and dismal times. Put together from our homes, our 5th lockdown music piece is a classic.

Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance: "Summer Nights"

Fri 9 Oct 2020
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's 4th lockdown performance:

If you're wondering how Wincanton Silver Band has been spending the summer nights during lockdown, then its latest video will give you a clue. The band has just released its fourth social distancing video: “Summer Nights” from the musical Grease.

Wincanton Silver Band Lockdown Concerto #3: Combine Harvester

Mon 10 Aug 2020
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band Lockdown Concerto #3: Combine Harvester

Wincanton Silver Band recently released another social distancing video and has dug deep into its Somerset roots by recording a special arrangement of The Wurzels’ “Combine Harvester”.

Wincanton Silver Band's second lockdown recording: Slaidburn

Mon 1 Jun 2020
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton Silver Band's second lockdown recording: Slaidburn

Practice makes perfect. Encouraged by the positive reaction to its first social distancing performance, which received over 6000 views on its Facebook page, Wincanton Silver Band has produced another social distancing video.

It takes more than a lockdown to stop Wincanton Silver Band

Mon 18 May 2020
By Sandra Pearson
It takes more than a lockdown to stop Wincanton Silver Band

Inspired by videos of other bands on social media, Wincanton Silver Band decided to have a go at putting together a social distancing performance of their own. You may be interested, and surprised, to read about how they did it.

Be a Wincanton Knitwit and help brighten up the town

Fri 10 Apr 2020
By Wincanton SEED Market
Be a Wincanton Knitwit and help brighten up the town

We are looking for people of all ages who would like to make pompoms, crochet flowers or knitted squares to be stitched together and places around town to add a bit of colour and to make people smile on their daily walk.

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