LEISURE: Blowers welcomes “my dear old things” at the Warehouse Theatre

LEISURE: Blowers welcomes “my dear old things” at the Warehouse Theatre

Posted: 9th May 2018
LEGENDARY cricket commentator Henry Blofeld delighted a packed audience at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster with an evening of amusing anecdotes and reminisces from his life. Blofeld, 78, known as Blowers by his many fans, retired as a BBC Test Match Special radio commentator in September 2017 – bringing to a close a 45-year career where his Old Etonian accent…

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LEISURE: Cinderella with Broadway’s young stage stars

LEISURE: Cinderella with Broadway’s young stage stars

Posted: 4th May 2018
JUNIOR members of the Broadway Amateur Theatre Society have been busy preparing for their next production – Cinderella with Music. The young stage performers will put on the show at Broadway village hall from Thursday, May 10, through to Saturday, May 12, at 7.30pm with an extra 2pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets are on sale at Horton Post Office, Harrimans of…

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LEISURE: Getting ready for the 2018 Ilminster Literary Festival

LEISURE: Getting ready for the 2018 Ilminster Literary Festival

Posted: 17th April 2018
PLANS for this year’s Ilminster Literary Festival were given a civic seal of approval during a launch event held at Whitelackington Manor. The Deputy Mayor of Ilminster, Cllr Julie Fowler, congratulated everybody involved in the festival which will be held from May 30 to June 8. A host of events have been lined-up and Cllr Fowler said it was fantastic and testament to…

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Giles cartoons come to life

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Giles cartoons come to life

Posted: 17th April 2018
A PRESENTATION about the life and times of renowned cartoonist Carl Giles was given to members of the Arts Society Neroche South Somerset group near Ilminster. The society met at Frogmary Farm at South Petherton where they listened and laughed as Barry Venning took them on a pictorial journey of Giles’ cartoons which became so popular in the Daily Express and Sunday…

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LEISURE: Cottage Flowers team take to the stage for the Warehouse Theatre

LEISURE: Cottage Flowers team take to the stage for the Warehouse Theatre

Posted: 2nd April 2018
WELL-KNOWN Ilminster floristry shop owner Angie Blackwell certainly came up trumps for the town’s Warehouse Theatre during a flower arranging demonstration. Angie was joined by Jacalyn Arscott and Holly Harris from Cottage Flowers in East Street and they entertained a full-house audience at the theatre in Brewery Lane with a four-hour show entitled Springing into Easter…

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Lions support St Margaret’s with Easter eggs

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Lions support St Margaret’s with Easter eggs

Posted: 2nd April 2018
THE latest fundraising venture by members of Ilminster Lions Club has proved to be an eggs-cellent success once again. The charitable organisation hopes to have raised around £1,000 for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice in its successful Easter Egg raffle. The Lions got the support of 18 different shops and outlets in the Ilminster area to hold a raffle where people paid a…

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LEISURE: Easter workshop is a creative and colourful success for Cottage Flowers

LEISURE: Easter workshop is a creative and colourful success for Cottage Flowers

Posted: 24th March 2018
THE talented team of florists at Cottage Flowers in Ilminster was delighted to welcome nine ladies to its creative Easter workshop. The workshop was held on Thursday (March 22, 2018) at The Retreat café/restaurant in the Market Square of Ilminster and proved another colourful success. A spokesman for Cottage Flowers said: “We had nine lovely ladies who we taught how to…

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LEISURE: Squeak, squeak – mouse racing at the Archie Gooch Pavilion

LEISURE: Squeak, squeak – mouse racing at the Archie Gooch Pavilion

Posted: 24th March 2018
THE Archie Gooch Pavilion in Ilminster will be playing host to some live mouse racing action on Saturday (March 24, 2018) evening in association with the Harlequin Carnival Club. The first race at the Archie Gooch Pavilion, which is off Canal Way at Britten’s Field, starts at 7.30pm and will involve “real mice, real bets and real cash prizes.” It should be a great night…

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Church concert hits right note with Minster

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Church concert hits right note with Minster

Posted: 19th March 2018
THE vicar of the Minster Church in Ilminster, Rev Nigel Done, was delighted to receive a cheque for £552 from local Rotarians. The money came from the proceeds of a charity concert held at the Minster on February 23, 2018, and hosted by Ilminster Rotary Club. The concert featured performances from Serenade and The Belles local choirs, Barrington Ukelele Band, young…

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Warehouse Theatre gets new funding boost

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Warehouse Theatre gets new funding boost

Posted: 19th March 2018
THE Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster got another boost for its fundraising project to enhance its facilities – thanks to the efforts of local performers. A cheque for £482 was presented to Malcolm Young, of the Warehouse Theatre, from Ilminster Rotary Club president Veronica Horman and Rotarian Brenda Lake with a charity concert held on February 23, 2018, at the Minster…

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