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Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

Mon 30 Sep '19, 18:44
By John Baxter
Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

A stunning new art gallery has opened in Wincanton High Street in the 18th century building that was Clementina. It is the result of co-operation between the property’s owner, Nicholas Cave, and artist Zac Greening.

Man grows food in car

Wed 25 Sep '19, 19:22
By Matthew Franklin
Man grows food in car

It’s a curious sight, when you come around the last bend on the long driveway of a Somerset country residence. A 9 foot high wooden sculpture of a man filling a Saab convertible with soil, and growing tomatoes, potatoes, courgettes and mint in it.

Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Mon 23 Sep '19, 17:38
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Susan Shelbourn-Barrow, Mayor of Wincanton, supported Wincanton Silver Band’s “Meet the Band” event, held at Wincanton Memorial Hall on 22nd September. The band is recruiting, especially younger musicians.

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.

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 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.

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

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

On Saturday 10th 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.

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.

The Aurin Girls’ Choir is bringing its 20th anniversary concert to Bruton

Tue 11 Jun '19, 10:59
By Barbara Jenkinson
The Aurin Girls’ Choir is bringing its 20th anniversary concert to Bruton

The award-winning Aurin Girls’ Choir from Hungary is returning to Bruton again this year in which the girls have been celebrating their choir's 20th anniversary. It has also been 20 years since their first visit to Bruton, so we regard this as a very special concert.

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents John Godber’s Bouncers & Shakers

Fri 24 May '19, 12:45
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents John Godber’s Bouncers & Shakers

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bouncers and Shakers; TWO plays, either side of the intermission, that have it all. Sexual relationships, drinking, gang mentality and political commentary, and that’s only in the ride over in the taxi.

Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

Thu 23 May '19, 09:35
By John Baxter
Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

The Pilgrim Singers’ summer concert is on Sunday 30th June in the gardens of Balsam House. If you come you can expect a diverse programme of fine choral singing. The £12 ticket includes strawberries and cream and a glass of Pimms.

Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Fri 26 Apr '19, 16:40
By Neil Chapman
Wincanton Silver Band Spring Concert 2019 - Music from the Movies

Wincanton Silver Band is putting on a Spring Concert this Sunday, 28th of April, presenting ‘Music from the Movies’, including Singing in the Rain, Les Misérables, Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy, and there'll be popcorn!

Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Tue 16 Apr '19, 18:38
By Geoff Syme
Silent art auction by local artist in support of Stoke Trister Church

Fancy owning an original piece of art, from a local reputable artist, at an affordable price? St Andrews Church in Stoke Trister is holding a silent auction of art kindly donated by local artist Diane Coe.

Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

Tue 2 Apr '19, 16:29
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society Summer Concert 2019

It'll be tough to follow the Queen’s visit at the end of March, but Bruton Choral Society will be involved in the local festivities when we hold our Summer Concert as part of the Bruton 500 Celebrations.

Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Fri 15 Mar '19, 19:20
By Spectra Musica
Spectra Musica presents “All the pleasures prove”

Spectra Musica will perform their new concert in Wincanton at the end of March. “All the pleasures prove” is full of songs to delight you; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, In Beauty May I Walk and Orpheus and His Lute, and many more.

Pilgrim Singers charity gig funded primary school latrine in Uganda

Mon 21 Jan '19, 16:07
By John Baxter
Pilgrim Singers charity gig funded primary school latrine in Uganda

The Pilgrim Singers' 2018 Summer Concert at Wincanton Manor House “The Dogs” raised enough money to cover the cost of building a new toilet block alongside a primary school building in Uganda.

Wincanton Youth Theatre is performing Oliver! this weekend

Sat 15 Dec '18, 22:42
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre is performing Oliver! this weekend

If you’ve ever wanted more, there’s a fabulous musical for you this Christmas. Wincanton Youth Theatre is putting on its biggest ever show, this weekend at King Arthur's School.

Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sat 15 Sep '18, 20:43
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sacred art forms and spirituality inspire my paintings which depict places of peace and power. My Somerset Arts Week exhibition opened today in my home on North Street over the next two weeks.

It really was The Greatest Show, man!

Tue 11 Sep '18, 18:23
By Dave Smith
It really was The Greatest Show, man!

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton was host to what must have been its first ever public outdoor cinema event, and what an event it was! Ask anyone who was there and they'll surely agree, it was quite something to behold.

The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park!

Sun 26 Aug '18, 20:25
By Dave Smith
The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park!

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton Town Council presents The Greatest Showman, open-air at Cale Park, free for all! A fully licenced community event, planned to include a Prosecco and Pimm's bar, pizza, crepes and an American "drive-thru" food!

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