February Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).
Mondays         Pilates 6pm
Tuesdays         Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm, Curry Night at the Half Moon 8pm
Wednesdays  Adult tap dancing 10am
Thursdays      Art 10.00
Fridays            Art 10.00

Other Events
Mon 1st       Ladies lunch Group  The Dining Room, Sherborne
Wed 3rd         Music Night  Half Moon Inn 8.30pm
Thurs 4th      W.I .  Talk on Endangered Species.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Wincanton Races.  Coors Day  11.30-16.50
Sat 6th           50s/60s Karaoke evening. Half Moon Inn 9pm
Thur 11th      Parish Council Meeting.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Sat 13th        Fund raiser dinner . Village Hall 7.30 pm
Fri 19th       Talk on Born Free Foundation by Will Travers. Village Hall 7.30pm
Sat 20th       Wincanton Races . Kingwell Hurdle Day.  11.45 – 17.15
Wed 24th       Film: Far from the Madding Crowd.  King Arthur’s School 7.30pm

St John’s Church services
7th February        9.15am Holy Communion
10th February (Ash Wednesday)    7.30pm Holy Communion, Henstridge Church
14th February       11 am  Morning Prayer
21st February       9.15am  Holy Communion
28th February        8.30am Holy Communion(BCP).

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Moonies storm home to victory in White Horse quiz

WhitehorselogoIn the latest battle of the intellects at the White Horse, South Cheriton, the brains of the Moonies floored the lesser mortals from the Ted Banks Appreciation Society and The Twins (named after the new arrivals in the Wagland family) by winning by a clear ten points. Bloody know-alls!

The Sunday Quiz, organised by the Blackmore Vale Lions attracted 10 teams and raised over £100 for local causes. A good night for all. Well done James and the crew at the White Horse. The next joust will be at the Half Moon at Easter – unless someone organises a quiz sooner.

Mrs Badger writes. . .

Dear Mr Editor,

I was so pleased to see that the Half Moon is having  a karaoke evening.  My late husband would have loved it, as there’s nothing he enjoyed more than a little rock n’ roll on a Saturday night.

I would like to be there, but am a little nervous about what to wear, as it so long since I ventured forth socially, and is it all right if I come along as a single woman, as they are not always welcome?

Is there any chance that your nice Mr Winterborne Longjohns will be attending?


Amelia Badger (Mrs)

The Editor replies

Delighted to hear from you Mrs B, and a Happy New Year to you.

I understand the Management of the Half Moon will welcome everyone regardless of  age and marital status. As for dress, we understand that some people will be wearing clothes from the 1950’s or 60’s, even rock n roll wigs, but this is not compulsory.

As for Mr Longjohns, alas we doubt that he will be tempted as there is no Wincanton Races on that day, and no-one has seen him in rock n’ roll mode for decades. But you never know, ma’am.

Like you, we are all looking forward to a great evening

February 6 is 50’s Karaoke night at the Half Moon

Come and sing your rock n roll favourites at the Half Moon

signpost2Elvis would have been 80 this year. Buddy Holly and the Everley Brothers too. But their music from the 1950s and 60s remains embedded in every teenager from that era’s brain.

A few of us were musing on this theme in the Half Moon the other night. Then someone started singing. Then more joined in. What about Rick Nelson,  Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard? And our own Gene Vincent, Tommy Steele and Adam Faith? (Sorry Cliff!). And the ladies – Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee?

More and more songs came to mind. And a more and more people began to sing. And then a more or less unanimous decision was taken to hold A 50s and 60s Karaoke evening on Saturday 6th February. Andrew readily agreed and confessed he knew a man with a karaoke machine. Job done!

So everyone can come in and strut their stuff, perform, listen and enjoy. For the over 50’s, it’s a chance to re-live their teenage years. For the younger set, it’s a chance to hear (and perform)  some  great vintage music from grandma’s day.

So c’mon everybody! We need solo performers, duos and groups. There will be plenty of microphones. Should be a great party!

Practice your ooo ahs and doobee dooo dahs!

Rock n roll poster40The details
Half Moon Karaoke evening
The Half Moon, Horsington
Saturday 6th February from 9 pm
Food available earlier
Great real ales
Performers of all abilities and experience welcome.
Want some song ideas?
1950s Playlist here
1960s Playlist here
Listen to the music on Spotify – just search for the tune title or artist, and get practising! https://www.spotify.com/uk/

The Mad Hatter, Yeovil, has a great range of popstar wigs!

White Horse Charity Quiz – Sunday 17th January.


The White Horse, South Cheriton, is holding a charity quiz on Sunday 17th January. 7.30 pm start. All welcome. Teams of 4-6. Our spies tell us the Ted Banks Appreciation Society fancy their chances. Turn out to thrash them.

The White Horse is now open on Sunday nights and Mondays for delicious home-cooked food.

Come and sing in Sherborne with Spectra Musica

SpectraSpectra Musica are holding a Come and Sing Day on Saturday 20th February in Cheap Street Church, Sherborne.

Under the lively and enthusiastic leadership of widely experienced Musical Director Peter Leech, the programme includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem and works by Mozart and Bolis.  All are welcome.

For application forms contact Sarah Bignell at sarah.bignell@btinternet.com or 01935 814997.

This is a wonderful opportunity to fill your lungs and make a great noise with lots of other people. There is well-attested research which shows singing really does boost the spirits, improves the health and chases away those winter blues.

Spectra Musica is a Chamber Choir which rehearses every Tuesday evening from 7.30p.m.-9.30p.m. at the Wincanton Methodist Church.

The Choir gives 3 concerts per year throughout the South West of England concentrating on Somerset and Dorset but is also available for private performances and functions.

January Diary – Updated

Happy New Year!

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).
Mondays         Pilates 6pm
Tuesdays         Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm, Curry Night at the Half Moon 8pm
Wednesdays  Adult tap dancing 10am
Thursdays      Art 10.00
Fridays            Art 10.00

Other Events
Mon 4th         Ladies lunch Group  Camelot, South Cadbury
Tues 5th         U3A. Talk on Asteroid impact. Henstridge Village Hall 2.30pm
Wed 6th         Music Night  Half Moon Inn 8.30pm
Thurs 7th      W.I .  Members Lunch  Village Hall 11.00am
Sat 9th            Wincanton Races
Thur 14th      Parish Council Meeting.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Sun 17th        Charity quiz at the White Horse, South Cheriton. 7.30 pm
Tues 19th       Film: The Water Diviner King Arthur’s School 7.30pm
Thurs 21st     Wincanton Races

St John’s Church services
3rd January         9.15am Holy Communion with Sunday School
10th January      11 am Morning Prayer
17th January       9.15am Holy Communion
24th January       8.30am Holy Communion(BCP)
31st January        2pm United Service Templecombe Parish Church, to include bell dedication.