Mondays Pilates 6pm Tuesdays Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm, Wednesdays Adult tap dancing 10am Thursdays Art 10.00 Fridays Art 10.00
Other Events Tues 3rd Blackmore Vale U3A talk on Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Henstridge Village Hall 2.30pm
Ladies lunch Group. Tea at Cole Manor 3pm N.Cheriton Garden Society Discount shopping at Castle Gardens, Sherborne 7.30pm Wed 4th Music Night Half Moon Inn 8.30pm Thurs 5th W.I . Deirdre’s Buckingham Palace Garden Party 7.30pm Wincanton races – Evening Meeting 4pm Tues 10th May Wincanton Races Ladies Day 12pm Thurs 12th Parish Council Village Hall 7.30pm Sat 14th Children’s Society Coffee morning Village Hall 10-12pm Yarlington Plant Fair, Yarlington House 10-4pm Wed 18th Film:45 years King Arthur’s School 7.30pm Sat 21st N.Cheriton Garden Soc. Plant sale Horsington Village Hall 10amSun 29th Horsington XI v Tabard Pilgrims. Cricket Field 2pm onwards Quiz at Half Moon TBA but about 830pm
St John’s Church services 1st May 9.15am Holy Communion with Sunday School 5th May Deanery Ascension Day Service, North Cadbury 7.00pm 8th May 11 am Morning Prayer 15th May 9.15am Holy Communion (Pentecost/Whitsun) 22nd May 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP) (Trinity Sunday) 29th May United Service. Milborne Port Parish Church 1030am
The annual five day Sherborne Abbey Festival begins on Friday 29 April.
There is a veritable feast of all kinds of music, words and fun. Download the programme here . You can book on line or in person at the Tourist Information Centre in Digby Road, Sherborne.
Kieran White, a brilliant singer and friend of the editor (he also appeared in “Hot Fuzz” as a delinquent), is giving a recital in Cheap Street Church with the lovely Charlotte Hewitt at 3pm on Friday 29th April. Entry is free.
The programme will be some Handel, Britten and Purcell. The centre piece is the song cycle by Britten called a birthday hansel. The cycle is a Scottish cycle and accompanied by harp. The harpist is a fellow student at the Royal Academy of Music. Caroline D’Cruz, musical director of the Milborne Port Opera is the pianist.
But there’s also plenty of other stuff, from Jazz, through James Galway, to wonderful choral music in the Abbey.
The cast, orchestra and crew of Milborne Port Opera has asked the Blog to thank all the kind people from Horsington who came to see “The Sorcerer”. The show played to three full houses, with a 70 per cent capacity on the first night.
22 people came in a party organised by the Half Moon and numerous other villagers made their own arrangements.
Judging by the comments in the media and on Facebook, the show was enjoyed by everyone.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when the audience leaves after the final performance, watch this video. It gives a clue to why the Fine Times Recorder, the on line arts blog, described MPO as “remarkable”.
Milborne Port Opera has shared a Facebook post with us:
“Tickets are going fast.
According to our wonderful ON LINE system powered by The Little Box Office we have the following availability for The Sorcerer:
(As at 20:00 Sunday 10 April)
Wednesday 13th April 16 tickets
Thursday 14th April 31 Tickets
Friday 15th April 20 tickets
Saturday 16th April 54 tickets (Strange that, since Saturday is the worst night on the telly)
There are still tickets to be had from Waynes (great meat!), The Post Office and the Tippling Philosopher, Milborne Port, but we don’t know how many.
(The Tip is a good bet)
Our exclusive racing correspondent Winterborne Longjohns picked six horses for Blog readers to back and boost their fortunes in the Grand National on Saturday. Here’s how they fared:
Out of 39 entrants, 16 finished.
The last Samuri, which ended up as the 8-1 joint favourite, came 2nd.
Holywell fell at the 2nd fence
St Are was in the lead for a period, but faded
The Druid’s Nephew pulled up at the 21st fence.
Kruzhinin pulled up at the 27th fence
Many Clouds finished 16th
A modest £2.50 each way bet on each horse would have cost £30 and returned £10.
As the advertisements say, when it stops being fun, STOP.
But Winterborne will be back with more selections soon – we hope. -ED
PS Your editor recouped his losses – and more- by successfully betting Winterborne on the name of the celebrity involved in the much-hyped “three in a bed scandal”. Payment is eagerly anticpated.