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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.

REVIEW: Treasure Island by Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society

Tue 31 Mar 2020
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 2020
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.

Wincanton Silver Band will represent in Torquay on 14th March

Thu 12 Mar 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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!

The Pilgrim Singers raise £1000 for the CAT Bus

Mon 2 Mar 2020
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.

FREE LIVE MUSIC: Loose Connections at Wincanton Sports Ground

Thu 20 Feb 2020
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 2020
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!

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Treasure Island

Fri 14 Feb 2020
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.

King Arthur's School presents Bugsy Malone

Wed 8 Jan 2020
By Kate Kirkpatrick
King Arthur's School presents Bugsy Malone

Next week King Arthur’s students will perform their 2020 musical, ‘Bugsy Malone’. Cast and crew cross all year groups and have worked hard to bring you a taste of New York in the roaring 20s! Please come along for a great show, and to support these talented youngsters!

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents ‘Now That’s What I Call a WYT Christmas!’

Tue 10 Dec 2019
By Sarah Adams
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents ‘Now That’s What I Call a WYT Christmas!’

Members of the group have been busy putting together a fully festive delight; a show that compliments all elements of the performing arts, including singing, dancing and acting, to take place at King Arthur’s School on the weekend of 14th and 15th December.

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