The Dinner to raise funds for the Village Hall, postponed from March, will now take place on Saturday 27th October. Come and make a party of the evening and enjoy excellent food cooked and served by the Village Hall Committee and superb wine (because you bring your own). There will be a Raffle, donations of prizes welcome
Ascension Day – Deanery Service. Holy Communion at Bruton
Pentecost United Service Holy Communion at Templecombe
Evensong at Henstridge
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Rosemarie Wigley 371478
The Mill Singers (North Dorset’s Favourite Male Voice Choir) will be joined by The Braintree Male Voice Choir ,on tour from Essex, in presenting Music for a Spring Evening at St John’s Church Milborne Port, on Sunday 13th May at 7 p.m. This will be a highly entertaining concert with Songs from the Shows, Spirituals and Folk Songs. Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine and nibbles – they are available from Wayne’s Butchers in Milborne Port, or on the door.
Milborne Port Opera is staging a musical comedy double Bill at the Milborne Port Village Hall from April 4th-7th – the week after Easter.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury needs little introduction: a musically brilliant courtroom skit featuring a prosecution for Breach of Promise of Marriage. With a none-too-innocent blushing bride, a philandering fiancé, a judge with an eye for the ladies, and a decidedly biased jury, the stage is set for legal mayhem!
More mayhem is in store in their second mini-opera, this time of a murderous nature. Murder at Shakerley House was created by Neil Edwards in 2010 as a full-length operetta; a 15-minute version was performed at The Giant Coarse Acting Festival at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, last November, where MPO was awarded the coveted prize for Best Production by chief judge Timothy West. Now Milborne Port audiences have the chance to see a one-act version, performed in our inimitable Coarse Acting style: When Opera goes Wrong!
The cast includes Horsington residents Chris Bailward and Richard Gaunt (a 3-time winner of the Coarse Acting Competition).
Performances are at Milborne Port Village Hall, 4th – 7th April 2018 at 7.30 p.m.