Events

Event NameLocationEvent DetailsDateTimePrice
Half-term Fun and Den Building Barrington Court Barrington, Ilminster TA19 0NQ This February half term we've plenty to interest all the family, including den building and outdoor activities with our ranger team. Learn new skills and use your imagination to create the perfect den - and bring your sandwiches and a flask if you like, and sit back to enjoy your handiwork! Wear something warm if you're den building; bring a coat and put on your wellies, as it could be a bit muddy! This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue Event Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court 20/02/2019 10.30am to 4pm Free
Three One Act Plays Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster We are thrilled to have three new directors for this venture and do hope that you will support them by coming on Monday. The three plays are as follows: Andrew Carson has chosen to direct: Thank You for Protesting by Paul Adam Levy. A high-tempo comedy on the subject of a citizens right to protest, full of satire and quick-fire dialogue. When a local government worker is tasked with replacing a thing on a street with another thing, a nearby resident takes it upon herself to put a stop to it in a civilised, law-abiding and dignified manner. When a younger, more eager protester steps in with a more direct approach, all three are caught up in a farce of protesting rights and housing policy when the workers boss shows up and starts flexing her administrative might. Characters: Resident - a middle aged woman, Daily Mail reader, likes the idea of the big society, but isnt quite sure what it means, avid member of the neighbourhood watch Worker - a young man, not too interested in his work, but respectful towards authority Protester a young woman, new-age hippy type, doesnt respect the establishment or anyone who disagrees with her ideals Boss a middle aged woman, a cut-throat clipboard-wielder with a smile Michael Wills has chosen to direct: The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James Holmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive? There are two characters: Holmes and Watson Our third offering is to be directed by Richard Tingley: A Resounding Tinkle by N F Simpson It would be wrong to say nothing surprises the Paradocks, Bro and Middie. It's just that they take in their stride the things that would surprise us. The elephant in their garden, for instance, has actually been ordered, but this year the shop has made a mistake and sent the wrong size. The arrival of Uncle Ted does cause Middie to raise her eyebrows momentarily, for he has become bored with being a he and is now an elegantly dressed young woman. Their social habits are different from ours and their talk satirizes the life of suburbia, and in the intervals, turns a mildly disconcerting eye on all of us. Characters: One male and two female 20/02/2019 7.30pm TBA
Charity Quiz Horton Village Hall Purple Fields Charity Quiz - make up a table of 4 - 6 people or just turn up and we'll fix you up with a table for our wildy entertaining quiz. There will be a raffle with magnificent prizes and a Bar. For information on PFP go to http://www.purplefieldproductions.org/ 20/02/2019 7.30 Pay at the door - £4 per person
St Valentine's Day The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster A Thursday Group talk by Adrienne Hesketh providing a.look at the history illustrated with piano music by a Devon composer. For more information contact Sue Morley on 01460 53376. 21/02/2019 Doors open at 9.15am with talk at 10.15am Members free and visitors £3
Three One Act Plays Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster We are thrilled to have three new directors for this venture and do hope that you will support them by coming on Monday. The three plays are as follows: Andrew Carson has chosen to direct: Thank You for Protesting by Paul Adam Levy. A high-tempo comedy on the subject of a citizens right to protest, full of satire and quick-fire dialogue. When a local government worker is tasked with replacing a thing on a street with another thing, a nearby resident takes it upon herself to put a stop to it in a civilised, law-abiding and dignified manner. When a younger, more eager protester steps in with a more direct approach, all three are caught up in a farce of protesting rights and housing policy when the workers boss shows up and starts flexing her administrative might. Characters: Resident - a middle aged woman, Daily Mail reader, likes the idea of the big society, but isnt quite sure what it means, avid member of the neighbourhood watch Worker - a young man, not too interested in his work, but respectful towards authority Protester a young woman, new-age hippy type, doesnt respect the establishment or anyone who disagrees with her ideals Boss a middle aged woman, a cut-throat clipboard-wielder with a smile Michael Wills has chosen to direct: The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James Holmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive? There are two characters: Holmes and Watson Our third offering is to be directed by Richard Tingley: A Resounding Tinkle by N F Simpson It would be wrong to say nothing surprises the Paradocks, Bro and Middie. It's just that they take in their stride the things that would surprise us. The elephant in their garden, for instance, has actually been ordered, but this year the shop has made a mistake and sent the wrong size. The arrival of Uncle Ted does cause Middie to raise her eyebrows momentarily, for he has become bored with being a he and is now an elegantly dressed young woman. Their social habits are different from ours and their talk satirizes the life of suburbia, and in the intervals, turns a mildly disconcerting eye on all of us. Characters: One male and two female 21/02/2019 7.30pm TBA
The Science and Beauty of Birds Millennium Hall, Seavington South Somerset RSPB Group illustrated presentation by Oliver Smart, who is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist. His photographs have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides. Have you ever wondered why a raptor has an orbital ridge or what the purpose is of a tubenose on a petrel? Well, in this talk Oliver guides you through some fascinating insights to the science of birds, their adaptations, evolution and physiology. The talk is split into four sections covering the science of birds, the photography, the aesthetics of bird photography and the rewards. 21/02/2019 7.30pm Local Group Members £3, Non Members (including national RSPB members) £4 and Under 18's Free.
Three One Act Plays Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster We are thrilled to have three new directors for this venture and do hope that you will support them by coming on Monday. The three plays are as follows: Andrew Carson has chosen to direct: Thank You for Protesting by Paul Adam Levy. A high-tempo comedy on the subject of a citizens right to protest, full of satire and quick-fire dialogue. When a local government worker is tasked with replacing a thing on a street with another thing, a nearby resident takes it upon herself to put a stop to it in a civilised, law-abiding and dignified manner. When a younger, more eager protester steps in with a more direct approach, all three are caught up in a farce of protesting rights and housing policy when the workers boss shows up and starts flexing her administrative might. Characters: Resident - a middle aged woman, Daily Mail reader, likes the idea of the big society, but isnt quite sure what it means, avid member of the neighbourhood watch Worker - a young man, not too interested in his work, but respectful towards authority Protester a young woman, new-age hippy type, doesnt respect the establishment or anyone who disagrees with her ideals Boss a middle aged woman, a cut-throat clipboard-wielder with a smile Michael Wills has chosen to direct: The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James Holmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive? There are two characters: Holmes and Watson Our third offering is to be directed by Richard Tingley: A Resounding Tinkle by N F Simpson It would be wrong to say nothing surprises the Paradocks, Bro and Middie. It's just that they take in their stride the things that would surprise us. The elephant in their garden, for instance, has actually been ordered, but this year the shop has made a mistake and sent the wrong size. The arrival of Uncle Ted does cause Middie to raise her eyebrows momentarily, for he has become bored with being a he and is now an elegantly dressed young woman. Their social habits are different from ours and their talk satirizes the life of suburbia, and in the intervals, turns a mildly disconcerting eye on all of us. Characters: One male and two female 22/02/2019 7.30pm TBA
Brown Trout and River Ecology Parish Hall, Ilminster TA19 0DG Mike Blackmore of The Wild Trout Trust describes the key role of wild trout in freshwater conservation and river restoration in the UK. Come along to learn more about their importance! Where: Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster TA19 0DG. Parking at roadside or town car-parks. Enquiries: please contact Valerie Godsmark on 01460 234551 for more information. Booking not required. 22/02/2019 7.30pm Members £2.50 and Non-members £3.50
JAZZ/BLUES - The Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral Quartet Arts Centre, Ilminster Charismatic vocalist Zoë Schwarz returns to Ilminster, after an eight year gap, with the elegant and individual guitarist Rob Koral, plus Pete Whittaker with his Hammond organ and drummer Paul Robinson. They will be singing and playing music typified by Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday and many others in that vein. This is one of the most engagingly natural partnerships in jazz: Zoë's characterful vocal style, deep and full toned, particularly well suited to bluesey songs, and Rob's flawless guitar skills. Their gigs are always an enormous hit. LICENSED BAR serving a range of wines, bottled beers and soft drinks. Tickets £15 (£30 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973. PRE- SHOW SUPPER (must be booked at least 2 days before the concert). 22/02/2019 8pm Tickets £15 (£30 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Gemini Waste Paer and Cardboard Collection Ilminster Gemini Carnival Club will be collecting waste paper and cardboard. Please put it out on the kerbside by 9am. Please flatten cardboard. 23/02/2019 From 9am Free
12345678910...