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Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov '19, 09:21
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 '19, 16:23
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 '19, 16:43
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 '19, 17:39
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 '19, 20:34
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.

Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

Wed 18 Sep '19, 20:05
By Safia Shah
Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

This Saturday, 21st September, Wincanton's town centre will be energised with a perfect storm of markets, art and partying, as the launch of the brand new monthly Seed Market coincides with a town-wide contribution to Somerset Art Weeks 2019.

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.

C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

Fri 13 Sep '19, 17:51
By Steve Lee
C.A.T.C.H. River & Wildlife Day

With World Rivers Day approaching at the end of September, C.A.T.C.H. is excited to announce that it will be hosting a free River & Wildlife Day at Cale Park on Sunday 22nd September. Come and learn about the wildlife of our very own River Cale.

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

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

On Saturday 24th 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.

The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

Tue 16 Jul '19, 14:18
By Jane Rose
The first ever Henstridge Summer Festival!

On Saturday 27th July, Henstridge is hosting its first ever Summer Festival! It'll fill the recreation ground and include an outside arena and live music stage, and some world-class skating and BMX demos! Read on to find out what makes this event so different.

The Shatwell Summer Party

Sun 14 Jul '19, 14:49
By Kendra Johnson-Matchett
The Shatwell Summer Party

Drawing Matter has teamed up with curators matchett & page to invite Belgian architects Traumnovelle (curators of the Belgian Pavilion, 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture) to devise the programme for a Summer Party at Shatwell Farm on Saturday 27th July.

Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Thu 13 Jun '19, 13:59
By Ayesha Kirton
Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Test your driving skills on a range of vehicles against competitors to win fantastic prizes as part of a fun-packed day with the family. There'll also be an inflatable assault course, arts and crafts, tombola, face painting and static displays of military and vintage vehicles.

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Thu 9 May '19, 21:12
By Tracey Pratt
Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale will be at Wincanton Sports Ground, raising money for Matt’s Respite Retreats and Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue. There'll be lots of fun and activities, and it’s a chance to get to know the club and the charities involved.

Yarlington House Plant Fair & Open Garden is on Saturday 11th May

Wed 8 May '19, 20:11
By Dave Smith
Yarlington House Plant Fair & Open Garden is on Saturday 11th May

Count and Countess de Salis of Yarlington House are hosting their 18th annual specialist plant fair, and opening their beautiful gardens for visitors to enjoy along with a large and amazing selection of plants from specialist growers from all over the South West.

Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

Tue 30 Apr '19, 13:37
By Val Russell
Yarlington Fringe music and arts festival returns this weekend

The family-friendly Yarlington Fringe, a free festival of music, arts and crafts, is back again this weekend. There'll be live music, an art exhibition, a play and a community opera performance, drumming and handbell workshops and plenty to eat and drink.

Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

Fri 22 Mar '19, 23:18
By Dave Smith
Savour the Flavour in Wincanton

On Saturday 30th March 2019, Wincanton will be host to Savour the Flavour, a one-day, town-wide celebration of the highest quality produce, producers and artisan food retailers from South Somerset and the surrounding areas.

Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Sun 17 Mar '19, 20:51
By Sue Gudgeon
Charlton Horethorne welcomes TV chef Lesley Waters

Lesley has kindly agreed to share her skills to help raise funds for the Village Hall refurbishment. This promises to be a fun occasion with the opportunity to pick up tips from one of the country’s leading chefs.

Wincanton Book Festival 2019

Fri 8 Mar '19, 15:42
By John Smith
Wincanton Book Festival 2019

The very first Wincanton Book Festival will take place tomorrow, Saturday 9th March 2019, in Wincanton Library, as well as various High Street shops and venues. Local authors will be available to talk about their books, and their writing experiences.

ANVIL 2019 programme

Tue 5 Feb '19, 17:05
By Dave Smith
ANVIL 2019 programme

ANVIL, the local structured discussion group, begins its sixth year with a new season starting this week. This year's programme includes artificial intelligence, environmental art, the next financial depression, liberal democracy and religion.

Wincanton's over-70s Christmas lunch 2018

Wed 19 Dec '18, 17:21
By Muriel Cairns
Wincanton's over-70s Christmas lunch 2018

100 Wincanton residents had a great time at the town's traditional over-70s Christmas lunch on Sunday 9th December at the Memorial Hall. The event was organised by a group of volunteers with grants and donations from local businesses.

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