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Get your (Wincanton) bake on!

Thu 1 Jun '17, 07:53
By Fanny Charles
Get your (Wincanton) bake on!

Wincanton is having its own Great Bake-Off this year and it’s for a good local cause, the Balsam Centre. The Great Wincanton Bake-Off is taking place at Divine Wines on Saturday 17th June. There will be prizes for both adults and children. Read on for more details about how to get involved!

Wincanton Duck Race returns this year on Sunday 14th May

Fri 12 May '17, 08:02
By Karen Williams
Wincanton Duck Race returns this year on Sunday 14th May

The annual Wincanton Duck Race makes a welcome return for 2017 following a year off. It takes up its position next to the River Cale and the new play area in Wincanton's Cale Park. The fun begins at 1pm and will finish at 4pm. Come along for a family day out. The weather looks favourable, even for ducks!

Hauser & Wirth and Where West Begins celebrate silent cinema

Thu 11 May '17, 07:43
By Fanny Charles
Hauser & Wirth and Where West Begins celebrate silent cinema

Beginning Friday 12th May, Hauser & Wirth in Bruton is host to a three-day festival of film screenings, live music, talks and more. The weekend also includes events organised by Where West Begins, South Somerset’s new film programme, which shows films, with talks, workshops and other activities, in venues including Wincanton Town Hall.

Support C.A.T.C.H. at their jumble sale this Saturday

Thu 27 Apr '17, 23:12
By Dave Smith
Support C.A.T.C.H. at their jumble sale this Saturday

The river people are holding a jumble sale this Saturday, 29th April, to raise money to fund the work they're doing to improve the River Cale. Their previous sales have been so successful that for the second year running it'll be held in Wincanton Memorial Hall, the only venue with enough room for all the stuff and things.

The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

Wed 19 Apr '17, 17:29
By John Smith
The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Wincanton Library, Dr. Maureen Ellis will lead an interactive session to explore the individual’s role in the transformative power of language and communication to construct a global community.

Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

Wed 18 Jan '17, 16:08
By John Smith
Wincanton Carnival AGM tonight: new volunteers needed

The Wincanton Carnival AGM will be held tonight in the Sweetman Hall. The group is looking for more volunteers to help them continue staging this important annual town event. If you are interested in getting involved you are invited to attend tonight and meet the existing committee and volunteers.

Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Mon 14 Nov '16, 14:25
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!

Wincanton Bonfire Night returns this Saturday!

Thu 3 Nov '16, 23:19
By John Smith
Wincanton Bonfire Night returns this Saturday!

It’s been many a year since the last organised town bonfire and fireworks display, but for 2016 it’s back. The youth teams who use the facilities at the Wincanton Sports Ground have organised a bonfire and fireworks event for the people of Wincanton.

Wincanton Carnival 2016 VIDEO

Mon 31 Oct '16, 18:45
By John Smith
Wincanton Carnival 2016 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Friday 14th October Wincanton had its second carnival since a six year absence. Last year Wincanton won a trophy for the 'Best Carnival on the Wessex Circuit'. How does this year's measure up? Check out the full video, and find out who won the entry awards.

This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Sat 15 Oct '16, 12:15
By John Smith
This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Former town Mayor Colin Winder and Wincanton Town Council are now preparing for the annual Over-70’s Christmas Lunch. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Memorial Hall.

A Look Back at Wincanton Carnival 2015 VIDEO

Mon 10 Oct '16, 20:52
By John Smith
A Look Back at Wincanton Carnival 2015 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

Just in case you missed last year's carnival, we've got a video of the whole thing. It'll give you an idea of what to expect this Friday! The Carnival committee is still in need of some help for Friday's event, so read on for some more information.

Road Closures for Wincanton Carnival this Friday

Sun 9 Oct '16, 16:52
By John Smith
Road Closures for Wincanton Carnival this Friday

The 2016 Wincanton Carnival is less than a week away, and everything is gradually falling into place. For the safety of both the spectators and carnival entrants the Carnival committee has announced some typical road closures. Here's a full list, and a map of the procession for anyone who might need to plan ahead.

Wincanton Flower Show 2016

Fri 23 Sep '16, 20:06
By Richard D'Arcy
Wincanton Flower Show 2016

Wincanton & District Gardeners Association held its 61st Annual Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. There was a high standard of entries and keen competition across all classes, including flowers and vegetabes as well as home and handicrafts.

[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Mon 19 Sep '16, 21:16
By John Baxter
[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Wincanton Town Festival – Saturday 17th September

Tue 13 Sep '16, 15:05
By Linda Dominique
Wincanton Town Festival – Saturday 17th September

On Saturday 17th September Wincanton’s newest festival has its inaugural outing. The Wincanton Town Festival (WTF!) takes place in and around Wincanton Town High Street, and will be a day of arts and entertainment for all the family.

WDGA Flower Show 2016 is on 3rd September

Thu 1 Sep '16, 16:51
By John Smith
WDGA Flower Show 2016 is on 3rd September

The Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall, and will include entries widely varing from flowers, veg and fruit, to crafts, baking and even handwriting.

This Year's Carnival Needs Your Help!

Thu 25 Aug '16, 17:13
By John Smith
This Year's Carnival Needs Your Help!

After last year's successful relaunch of the Wincanton Carnival, the Carnival committee is looking to recruit more volunteers to help share the repidly growing workload. Secretaries, judges, marshals and collectors are needed. Can you help?

[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

Tue 23 Aug '16, 12:16
By Pek Peppin
[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

Prof. Will Vaughan will give a talk about the oldest known map of Castle Cary and Ansford, on Saturday 3rd September at 6.30pm in Caryford Hall. This unique map dates from 1682-4 and is nearly 4ft x 4ft. You could order your own print!

Wincanton's Second Play Day is Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

Wed 17 Aug '16, 14:46
By John Smith
Wincanton's Second Play Day is Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

Thursday 11th was the first of two Play Days planned for August during the school holiday period. If you couldn’t make it you needn't miss out. Come to the second event on Thursday 25th August, next week!

Poker Evening to Continue Fundraising Effort for Wincanton Carnival 2016

Thu 11 Aug '16, 11:06
By John Smith
Poker Evening to Continue Fundraising Effort for Wincanton Carnival 2016

The carnival committee has been working hard to raise the estimated £8,000 needed to run this year’s event. With around £5,500 already raised, a poker evening follows last night's bingo to help raise the balance needed.

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