NEW AWARD FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH CONTRIBUTION

In April 2017, then-Chairman of Pilton Show Hugh Berry suffered a fatal heart attack. In consultation with his family, they would like his memory to be marked by a new award to a young villager for making the greatest contribution to this community.

One of his favourite Show memories was when a mini-monsoon struckin 2008, resulting in much laughter at what became known as ‘the Welly Barn Dance.’ Because of this, the award is a beautifully-carved walnut wooden welly, made by craftsman Matt Belfrage, who knew Hugh. Like wood, we are seeking someone solid and strong. Details of how to nominate young villagers aged between 16 and 24 will be available at the Post Office and village website after Easter, closing date will be mid-August so the award can be made in early September at the Show.

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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year will be 12th – 18th May

There will be events in each of the villages, which we hope you will be able to support:

Saturday 11th May – coffee morning at Jan Hodge’s,Croscombe

Wednesday 15th May – coffee evening at Ruth Eavis’, Pilton
Friday 17th May – soup, entertainment and puddings in Dinder Village Hall
Sunday 19th May– cream teas and plant sale in North Wootton Village Hall
(More details in the May Roundabout.)
We are always looking for people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week and if you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on 01749 890561.

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THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS

April is APCM month – Please do come along to support your Churches as we review the last year, think about our recent history and look forward to the future.
Everyone who is on the Church Electoral Roll is welcome to join in these meetings.
Nomination forms for Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council members are available in the churches.
This year the meeting will be in two parts. Firstly, we will have the annual review and then we will be putting together some history of our involvement in the churches. Please see article below for more detail. The dates of the meetings are as follows:
Croscombe Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm in the Church Room
North Wootton Sunday 7th April at 12.30pm, followed by a soup lunch in the Village Hall.
Dinder Monday 8th April at 7.30pm in the Church
Pilton Wednesday 10th April at 7.30pm in the Church

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Love Your Library Day – 30th March 2019

Lots planned for Love Your Library Day:

LYL DAY 2019 GOLDEN EGG POSTER

LYL DAY 2019 JEREMY POSTER

LYL DAY 2019 BC EXTRA

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PILTON FLOWER SHOW

September 7th and 8th

Sowing – and sewing – time starts now for Pilton Show! Entries from all ages are encouraged.
Copies of the Schedule will soon be available online on the Pilton Show website www.piltonflowershow.org.uk or in the lobby of Pilton Village Hall.

More information concerning the Show follows in the April edition of Roundabout.

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SECOND ANNUAL ‘PILTON JUMBLE TRAIL’

 on MONDAY 6th MAY, raising much needed funds for the Children’s World charity.
After the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, we’re hoping formore stalls, more fun and more sunshine. Full details in Roundabout next month.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to get involved; we’re alsoplanning to have a steering committee meeting at PWMC before the end of March. Call in at Laurel Cottage, Shop Lane or contact me on 07748 353919. John Shearlaw

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JUMBLE SALE in aid of the BHOPAL MEDICAL APPEAL.

Saturday 23rd March 2.00-4.00pm in Pilton Village Hall

Donations such as household goods, clothes, toys, etc, welcome on the day between 10.00am and noon or call 899125 in advance.

Fiona Case

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Festival Run 2019

THE FESTIVAL RUN 20/10/19. (2km,5km,10km).

Details for registration coming soon. Volunteers required.
Please email thefestivalrun@gmail.com Jason Turner

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PILTON VILLAGE W.I. INVITE YOU TO “CALL IN FOR A CUPPA”

Monday 25th March 2.00 – 4.00pm
Pilton Village W.I. invite you to join them on Monday 25th March between 2.00and 4.00pm at Pilton Post Officein the Village Hall for a cuppa, cake and a chat.
Everybody is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.

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Jon Pickard in concert

Guitar and ‘Harp-Guitar’ to celebrate St Patrick’s Day (Solo Recital)
St. John the Baptist Church, Pilton, BA4 4BE
Friday 15th March 2019, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) Entry £8 on the door (portion to church funds)
Any questions contact Jenny 01749 890 465

A beautiful mix of music from Classical & Spanish Guitar favourites to music inspired by St Patrick and St Tugual, original compositions and other Irish folk themes played on the amazing 23-string Harp-Guitar – an instrument with a fascinating history and an exciting future.

Jon Pickard is a Classical Guitarist with a difference. Having spent decades performing on guitar for concerts and events he is now branching out on the most extraordinary instrument many people have ever seen or conceived – the Harp-Guitar.

A Harp-Guitar by definition is any guitar-like instrument that also includes any number of un-fretted (harp-like) strings – part Guitar and part Harp rolled into one, if you like. These exotic looking instruments come in many shapes and sizes and have been around for up to 300 years, pre-dating 6 string guitars.

On learning about the existence of Harp-Guitars Jon designed and commissioned his own 23-string version – with the 6 strings of a guitar surrounded by 7 sub-bass and 10 super-treble strings. You have to see it to believe it – and then you’ll hear it! The extra strings add both range and resonance and create new worlds of textural and musical possibilities simply impossible to achieve on any ‘normal’ guitar.

Due to their originality and distinctiveness Jon’s compositions and performances have recently been featured on Classical Music TV cable channel, broadcast in over 150 countries.

Although the Harp Guitar is a new experience for most people, it has a history spanning about 3 centuries and is currently enjoying a huge surge in popularity across the world as many players and makers continue to explore and refine
them. Audiences describe the experience with words like ‘beautiful’ ‘spellbinding’ and ‘mesmerising’. You’ll have to see it for yourself to really appreciate its beauty.

St John's Pilton

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