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Pen Selwood Village Fete 2022

Thu 4 Aug 2022
By Stella Parcell
Pen Selwood Village Fete 2022

On Saturday 6th August, Pen Selwood celebrates 67 years of our traditional Village Fete. New for 2022, children can enjoy unlimited turns on a wide choice of circus skills, and all ages can try their hand at rhythmic drumming. FREE entry!

Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Tue 14 Jun 2022
By Dave Smith
Horsington Church School Summer Fete

Preparations are well underway for Horsington Church School's biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place on Saturday 18th June. Having been unable to run a fete since the pandemic began, they really need this year's summer fete to be the best one yet!

Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June

Wed 1 Jun 2022
By Stephen Hood
Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> June

Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council will light a beacon at Templecombe Recreation Ground for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday evening, as one of thousands being lit by groups all over the UK and the Commonwealth as part of the official programme.

Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Tue 31 May 2022
By Helen Brown
Wincanton Town Festival presents ‘Jubilee’ - a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In addition to a children's art exhibition of nearly 600 unique postage stamp jubilee crowns, Wincanton Town Festival is putting on a garden party in the enchanting 18th century gardens hidden behind the Greening the eARTh gallery (formerly Clementina).

Gary's Gift Spring Ball - 8th April 2022 at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Wed 23 Mar 2022
By Pete King
Gary's Gift Spring Ball - 8th April 2022 at Wincanton Memorial Hall

On Friday 8th April, we will be holding the inaugural Gary’s Gift Spring Ball at Wincanton Memorial Hall to raise funds for our friend and colleague, Gary White, who was diagnosed with the devastating Motor Neurone Disease in July 2021.

International Women’s Day celebrations at the SEED Hub

Tue 8 Mar 2022
By Lynne Franks
International Women’s Day celebrations at the SEED Hub

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lynne and her SEED team are co-ordinating a whole range of events this week on Wincanton’s High Street, where the majority of the businesses are run and owned by women.

Yarlington Plant Fair - 7th May 2022

Wed 2 Mar 2022
By Anna Hughes
Yarlington Plant Fair - 7th May 2022

This year’s Yarlington Plant Fair will be a particularly special event. The Count and Countess Charles de Salis held the first fair in the courtyard of their beautiful home in 2002, and this year will celebrate the twentieth fair!

Wincanton's Christmas 2021 lantern parade was the biggest ever

Thu 16 Dec 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's Christmas 2021 lantern parade was the biggest ever

Wincanton's Market Place Christmas tree lights were switched on at the ceremony on Saturday, 4th December 2021, which immediately followed the Town's biggest lantern parade since the event was introduced six years ago.

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.

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