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It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Thu 2 Dec 2021
By Dave Smith
It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Wincanton's Market Place Christmas tree lighting and carols ceremony this Saturday will once again be preceded by a lantern parade, this year given a huge boost by Bootmakers Workshop. Come and see the illuminated spectacle marching down the High Street!

Wincanton Town Festival of Lights 2021 begins this weekend

Fri 26 Nov 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Festival of Lights 2021 begins this weekend

It's an illuminating trail of light installations themed on sustainability, set in the gardens of the Greening the eARTh Gallery on Wincanton High Street (formerly Clementina), open on consecutive Saturdays until December 18th.

Join the Anvil discussion: Climate change - what should we believe is happening?

Sun 14 Nov 2021
By John Baxter
Join the Anvil discussion: Climate change - what should we believe is happening?

On Wednesday 17th November, ANVIL will be meeting to discuss “Climate Change, Science, Speculation and Propaganda”. ANVIL is open to anyone who books a place. Held this time in the Quaker Meeting House on the High Street.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House

Mon 10 May 2021
By Val Russell
Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House

The 19th Specialist Plant Fair at Yarlington House will be held on Saturday 22nd May; an opportunity for keen gardeners to buy from specialist growers from all over the South West, and to see the private Italiante flower garden and walled kitchen garden.

A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wed 26 Aug 2020
By Sean Corney
A car boot sale at Wincanton Sports Ground!

Wincanton Sports Ground will host a car boot sale on bank holiday Monday; the first in a little while, but if interest gathers it's possible it'll become a more regular offering. There's a growing number of interested buyers, so book your space now!

Events and Activity Grants available as part of Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration

Sat 15 Aug 2020
By Pam Williams
Events and Activity Grants available as part of Wincanton Town Centre Regeneration

If you are in Wincanton, and have a great idea for an initiative which would help attract people to the town centre, your business or community organisation may be able to apply for a new grant which could help bring your idea to life.

Wincanton Flower Show 2020 is cancelled

Mon 11 May 2020
By Gill D’Arcy
Wincanton Flower Show 2020 is cancelled

Under the present conditions, the Wincanton and District Gardeners Association has made the decision to cancel this year's Flower Show, and encourage participants to return to support the show in 2021.

The Wincanton 75 Stay at Home Street Party

Tue 5 May 2020
By Dave Smith
The Wincanton 75 Stay at Home Street Party

It's VE Day this Friday, and a lot of effort has gone into organising a Wincanton event that observes advice on dealing with the current situation. Everyone is invited to host a concurrent 'Wincanton 75 Stay at Home' street party in their own garden to celebrate.

Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Thu 2 Apr 2020
By Jane Langton
Wincanton Book Festival 2020

Wincanton’s second annual book festival took place on Saturday 7th March, involving several High Street venues including Wincanton Library. Local authors attended to meet visitors, give talks, and entertain the children. Roll on next year!

Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov 2019
By Steve Lee
Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Once again Wincanton came out in numbers to participate in and support the town’s Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade on Sunday 10th November 2019. Here is a report and some photos of the event.

[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Mon 11 Nov 2019
By John Baxter
[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Janet Fray has lived locally for many years. She was married to Jerry, a retired RAF Squadron Leader and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, whose vital role related to the Dambusters raid was kept secret until 2001.

The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

Fri 1 Nov 2019
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

It's time again for the delightful Winter Fair, this year to be held at Wincanton Racecourse and raising money for The Balsam Centre. Everything is donated, so all the money goes to charity.

Spooky Fireworks & Bonfire at Wincanton Sports Ground

Tue 29 Oct 2019
By Sean Corney
Spooky Fireworks & Bonfire at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground has been host to an annual fireworks event over the last few years. This year we have combined both Halloween and Bonfire Night to create a Spooky Fireworks and Bonfire night on Saturday 2nd November.

'Twas the night before carnival...

Thu 10 Oct 2019
By Sarah Wiscombe
'Twas the night before carnival...

Wincanton Carnival is back after a year off, and 2019 is set to be a great show, with over 60 entries expected! There will be some road closures during the event, as well as a couple of temporary one-way systems to help residents. Read on for more details.

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