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Sharing Textile Skills with Carrington House

Fri 23 May '14, 13:06
By Sophie Bellars
Sharing Textile Skills with Carrington House

Residents of Carrington House helped to create a textile piece at the Balsam Centre commemorating the 37 men from Wincanton who are on the Roll of Honour at the Parish Church.

Heritage Lottery Funding Comes to Wincanton

Tue 20 May '14, 18:37
By Sophie Bellars
Heritage Lottery Funding Comes to Wincanton

A First World War Community and Arts Heritage Project has won Heritage Lottery Funding. The project focuses on the impact the War had on Wincanton 100 years ago, using local artefacts and commemorative crafted objects to engage with young people.

A Free Textile Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Wed 23 Apr '14, 08:19
By Sophie Bellars
A Free Textile Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Commemorating 100 years since the Great War, the Balsam Centre is offering a 6 week textile workshop to everyone! Reflecting on 37 named men on the Roll of Honour held at the Parish Church, come and learn new skills and techniques.

Creative Writing at the Balsam Centre – Starts May 2014

Thu 10 Apr '14, 12:04
By Lynn Ward
Creative Writing at the Balsam Centre – Starts May 2014

Join us at the Balsam Centre for a new course on Creative Writing. The tutor, Emma Craigie, who is a published author, will be offering a gentle introduction to creative writing which will inspire and develop your writing skills.

The Balsam Bustle Returns!

Tue 8 Apr '14, 10:26
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Balsam Bustle Returns!

A community fun day at the Balsam Centre will be on Sunday 27th April 2014, 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Attractions for all the family, drawing and photographic competitions and a visit by Iron Man! See you there.

What Courses Do You Want at the Balsam Centre?

Sat 11 Jan '14, 18:12
By Gill Keniston-Goble
What Courses Do You Want at the Balsam Centre?

The Balsam Centre has been selected as a venue for courses run by the Workers’ Education Association, a unique organisation which asks their students what courses they would like. Can you spare two minutes to give your input?

Job Done! in Wincanton

Mon 11 Nov '13, 14:38
By Rupert Horsey
Job Done! in Wincanton

Unemployed, or seeking advice about a career change? Job Done! at the Balsam Centre offers workshops, courses, employment skills and support for everyone.

SCC Threatens Closure of Children's Services at the Balsam Centre

Thu 10 Oct '13, 01:15
By Chris Hill
SCC Threatens Closure of Children's Services at the Balsam Centre

Somerset County Council plans to axe all but 14 of the 41 children's centres in Somerset. This puts our Balsam Centre Children's Centre at almost certain risk of closure in March.

Cooking 'Nosh' for no 'Dosh'

Wed 21 Aug '13, 14:36
By Alice Glover
Cooking 'Nosh' for no 'Dosh'

Lost? Don’t know what to do with yourself? Hanna Ashleigh talked to me about the satisfaction of cooking on a voluntary basis at the Balsam Centre's Loose Ends Cafe.

New Games Club at the Balsam Centre

Wed 26 Jun '13, 09:03
By Annette Yoosefineyad
New Games Club at the Balsam Centre

The Balsam Centre is getting a new club - a games club. If you’re interested in playing Scrabble and Upwords, Chess, Bridge, Mahjong and card games, come along and join in!

Sewing Classes at the Balsam Centre

Tue 25 Jun '13, 09:25
By Annette Yoosefineyad
Sewing Classes at the Balsam Centre

At the request of several members of the Job Done project at the Balsam Centre, a five-week sewing course will be starting on Wednesday 3rd July. Be quick to sign up - very few places remain!

The Balsam Bustle - A Great Time Had By All

Thu 16 May '13, 11:39
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Balsam Bustle - A Great Time Had By All

Our first Balsam Bustle was a great success! The many activities and our special guests in the form of some popular Star Wars characters drew huge crowds! We're looking forward to doing it all again next year!

The Loose Ends Cafe at the Balsam Centre

Fri 19 Apr '13, 13:01
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Loose Ends Cafe at the Balsam Centre

During August last year the Balsam Centre started a Tuesday lunchtime café, from 12.30pm to 2.00pm, called Loose Ends, open to everyone who is, well, at a loose end! Join us for freshly-cooked food and great company.

Join in the Balsam Bustle at its Community Fun Day

Mon 8 Apr '13, 14:38
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Join in the Balsam Bustle at its Community Fun Day

The Balsam Centre's Community Fun Day takes place on Sunday 28th April, with lots of activities and a photographic competition too. A raffle, games for children and adults, plenty to eat and drink and "Dog with the Waggiest Tail" competition!

New Courses and Activities at the Balsam Centre

Thu 4 Apr '13, 11:01
By Annette Yoosefinejad
New Courses and Activities at the Balsam Centre

A variety of new courses and activities are either about to start or have recently begun at the Balsam Centre, designed to get you out and about this Spring, to learn something new or meet new friends.

Another Chance to Learn to Meditate at the Balsam Centre

Thu 28 Feb '13, 13:23
By Bhadra
Another Chance to Learn to Meditate at the Balsam Centre

Did you know meditation can bring clarity and peace to support you to meet the stresses of daily life? Meditation is now taught at the Balsam Centre. If you missed the first course here is another opportunity beginning 4th March.

New Meditation Course at the Balsam Centre

Thu 3 Jan '13, 18:05
By Bhadra
New Meditation Course at the Balsam Centre

Meditation is a very practical way of working with stress and its causes. It is also great for releasing energy and generating calm. You do not need any previous experience. Health warning: beware, this could positively change your life!

Dorset High Tops Button Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Thu 15 Nov '12, 15:27
By Lynn Ward
Dorset High Tops Button Workshop at the Balsam Centre

Try your hand at making High Top Buttons at this workshop, taking place at The Balsam Centre on Friday 30 November 2012.

Taunton Thespians Bring Sir Terry Pratchett's Play to Wincanton

Mon 11 Jun '12, 17:05
By Ron Roberts
Taunton Thespians Bring Sir Terry Pratchett's Play to Wincanton

Taunton Thespians proudly announce that their 2012 Summer Tour brings 'Lords and Ladies', by Sir Terry Pratchett, to the Balsam Centre on Saturday 16th June.

South Somerset CAB to Provide Outreach at the Balsam Centre

Sun 1 Jan '12, 15:03
By Alison Lennox
South Somerset CAB to Provide Outreach at the Balsam Centre

South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau will be providing an outreach service at the Balsam Centre every other Monday. Drop in for help and advice on debts, benefits, employment, housing, consumer, or any other issues you may have.

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