What's On in Leigh and surrounds

June   2017  top

Leigh WI Monthly Meeting
27th June 2017 [Tuesday]
Leigh Village Hall - 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Free for Members, guests £2

No evening meeting on the 27th June
Instead our outing to Laycock Village and Abbey
Coach pick up: Yetminster 8.45am and Leigh Village Cross 9.0 am

Tel: 01935 873 433   Email: ingajames@btinternet.com   

 
July   2017  top

Passing Time - Leigh Church Open Weekend
1st July 2017 [Saturday]
St Andrew's Church - From 10.00am Saturday, 9.00am Sunday
Donations please

Lots to do and see in the church and churchyard.

Saturday:
All day from 10.00am: Professor Ovenden's Curiosities of Yesteryear, Leigh Candle Auction, Historic farming and gardening equipment, Local produce, Toys, Games and models.

11.00am: Children's Games and activities start. Medical memories – reminiscences of a retired GP and various former nurses.

12.30pm: Ploughman's lunches.

1.30pm: Try your hand at ringing the church chimes.

3.30pm: Clipping the Church – we need at least 100 people to join hands round the outside of the church.

3.45pm: Cream teas, tea and cake in the churchyard.

Sunday:
9.00 to 11.00am: Breakfast in the churchyard.

11.30am to 3.30pm: Various musical performances in the church including Tony Durkin and friends, singing easy-ish rounds with Eddie Upton and, at 2.30 pm, Stanchester Quire.

6.00pm: Special Thomas Hardy Evensong featuring costumed singers and musicians with music from Hardy's period, followed by drinks and nibbles in the churchyard.

Tel: 01935 873 889   Email: eddie@folksw.org.uk   


Garden Club - Annual Garden Party
3rd July 2017 [Monday]
Member's Garden - 5.00pm
No cost - Garden Club members only

Our annual garden party, this year hosted by Philip and Karen Legge, Park House, Batcombe.

Bring along your own food, drink, energy, and a warm jumper.

Tel: 01963 210 619   Email: paulandmorag@gmail.com   Web: www.leighvillage.org.uk/gardenclub/


Coffee Morning / Bring and Buy
4th July 2017 [Tuesday]
St Andrew's Church, Leigh - 10.30am to 12.00noon
Donations please

Please come and join us for a relaxed morning of coffee and cakes! All are welcome

Tel: 01935 873 726   Email: dareason@btinternet.com   


Yetminster Fair
8th July 2017 [Saturday]
High Street and Environs, Yetminster - Parade at 1.00pm - Fair finishes at 4.30pm
Free - donations welcomed!

The annual Fair is back after a successful rebirth in 2016 - a myriad of stalls and entertainment suitable for all the family - don't miss the flower display and the Yetminster Irish Dancers in the Church and the Scouts cream teas are to die for. The White Hart is open all day for refreshments.

Free parking off the Ryme Road (signposted) with limited mobility parking in the Health Centre car park in Church Street.

Email: yetminsterfair@aol.com   


Leigh Parish Council
18th July 2017 [Tuesday]
Leigh Village Hall - 7.30pm

Bi-monthly Parish Council Meeting

Tel: 01935 873 189   Email: sandra.leighpc@btinternet.com   


Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Display
29th July 2017 [Saturday]
Leigh Village Hall - 10.00am to 4.00pm
£2.00 adults, under 15s free

Please note change of date.
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include: Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Bay Tree Company, Chocolate Arthouse,Company, Dorset Blue Viney, Dorset Fishcakes, Dorset Pie Company,Fussels Fine Foods, James's Cheeses, James's Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Co. Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Meat Free Martha, Olive's Kitchen, Olives'n'Stuff, Oxfords Bakery, Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Primrose's Kitchen, Simply Sprinkle, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Tim Hurren Icecream Tricycle, White Post Gate Honey, Wriggle Valley Beer, Wraxall Wines, Wyld Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials.

Barbecued hamburgers and sausages, refreshments, ice cream, beer and cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities.

A variety of interesting Veteran/Classic cars and motorbikes will also be on display. Car owners are not charged to enter the Show, AND get 2 tickets per car to allow them free access in to the Food Fair!!

This is proving to be a very successful annual show, AND will, of course, be in our amazing Village Hall. Please spread the word to your friends and relations – it really is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil, St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities.
It will be opened by Sue and Graham Fudge, formerly of Thomas J Fudge's

It is being sponsored this year by Greenslade Taylor Hunt for which I am extremely grateful.

Tel: 01935 873 846   Email: elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com   Web: www.leighfoodfair.co.uk

 
August   2017  top

Chetnole Fete and Flower Show
5th August 2017 [Saturday]
Field next to Chetnole Village Hall - 2.00pm to 4.30pm
£1.00 adults, children free

Traditional Flower Show in the marquee, Fun Dog Show, children's races and games, Children's Fancy dress competition at 2:30, stalls: cakes, books, plants. Sideshows such as Human Fruit Machine, White Elephant, Tombola. Live music. Teas, Pimm's stall, 'mocktails'. Classic cars. And much more. All profits go to local charities and organisations.

Tel: 01935 873 742   Email: boulterjs@yahoo.co.uk   


Garden Club Talk: Colour in the Garden
7th August 2017 [Monday]
Chetnole Village Hall - 7.30pm
Free to Club members, visitors welcome £3.00.

One of the club's monthly talks, this talk given by Jane Moore.

Tel: 01963 210 619   Email: paulandmorag@gmail.com   Web: www.leighvillage.org.uk/gardenclub/


Leigh Flower Show
12th August 2017 [Saturday]
Leigh Village Hall - Doors Open 2.30pm
£1.50, children free

Full details and schedule will be available shortly.

Web: www.leighflowershow.co.uk

 
September   2017  top

Leigh Fete
9th September 2017 [Saturday]
Leigh Village Hall - 12.00noon to 4.00pm
£2.00 for adults, accompanied under 16s free.

Leigh village fete with fun activities for all age groups, tnings to buy ,displays, music, food and drink.

Tel: 01963 210 154   Email: duncancmoore@aol.com   

 
October   2017  top

Leigh Art Show
20th October 2017 [Friday]
Leigh Village Hall - Preview 6-8pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
£5.00 for preview on Friday 6-8pm, free other days.

Leigh Art Show is a showcase for local talent for both professional and amatuer artists. We encourage artists in the fields of painting, ceramics, printing, drawing and sculpture to exhibit and to sell their works in Leigh Village Hall. Lunches and teas will be provided.

There will be an opportunity to have your portrait done in pastels by well-known portrait artist James Meiklejohn. A workshop for children on Sunday from 10.00am to 12.00noon will be an exciting opportunity for children to create there own multimedia images. Please book these in advance - contact below.

Tel: Rachel Graham 01935 873 269   Email: roograham@yahoo.com   Web: www.LeighArtShow.co.uk

 
November   2017  top

Poppy Appeal Talk - The RAF Raid on Karlsruhe
10th November 2017 [Friday]
Leigh Village Hall - Doors open 7.00pm, talk commences 7.30pm
£7.50 adults, under 16s free

Complementary wine and canapes at 7.00pm. Tickets available from Leigh Village Stores, or Alan Bennett (Stone House, Totnell Hill, Leigh), or on the door.

Proceeds in aid of Royal British Legion and RAF Benevolent Fund.

Tel: 01935 872 664   Email: arcbennett@hotmail.co.uk   

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