Traidcraft

‘OPEN HOUSE’ Friday 17th March 10.00am – 7.00pm at The Brambles The home of Anthony and Hilary Austin, Barrow Lane, Pilton. BA4 4BH

The event will support Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 27 February – 12 March
Traidcraft has been operating since 1979 and tries to fight poverty through trade, working alongside their producers listening to what they want and helping them to connect with their buyers. They also run a development programme to help small scale farmers and artisans to develop. Any profit which I make from the sale of Traidcraft products is used to support this work.
The Spring catalogues will be available and I look forward to seeing you on 18th March.
Most products are available throughout the year so do telephone or e-mail me to place an order.
Hilary Austin: 01749 890561 or e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com

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COLIN’S QUIZ in PILTON

The Not Too Mind-Boggling Quiz Part 3 will take place at the Club room, Pilton Village Hall on Sunday 5th March at 7.30 pm. Cash Prizes. Profits will go to help fund Emilie Dinsdale’s trip to Chicago to meet with Specialists in her rare disease, BPAN.

Colin Elkin

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JUMBLE SALE

Saturday 11th March 2.00 – 4.00pm, Pilton Village Hall,
in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Household goods, clothes, books, toys etc. Refreshments and raffle. Entry 50p.
If you have any jumble please deliver between 10am-noon on the

morning. If this isn’t possible then please call me on 01479 899125.

Fiona Case

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There will NOT be a Festival Run in 2017

THE FESTIVAL RUN

The Festival Run Organizing Committee has decided to take a rest in 2017, and with new energy to have a Run in 2018 , either in October 2018 or perhaps earlier in the Summer (given that there will not be a Festival that year). We would like to thank all of you who volunteered to make the Run such a success last October, and look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Christopher Bond

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Mendip Bridleways and Byways Association

Mendip Bridleways and Byways Association – www.mbba.org.uk 01749 831276
Are you new to this area? Are you a horse rider? Would you like to know where you can ride safely along green lanes and bridle paths? MBBA is one of the largest, friendliest and most proactive Bridleway Associations in the country. We organise Fun Rides, informative talks and events throughout the year. Our aim is to protect and preserve the character and status of Mendip’s green ways, advertise their existence and to create linking and circular routes for the safe use and enjoyment of all users, particularly children. Come and join us! Membership forms are available at Pilton Post Office.
Date for your diary: Glastonbury Festival Fun Ride Sunday 24th September, 2017 by kind permission of Michael Eavis.

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Practical advice from energy advisors

With the threat of an increase of 15% in the price of electricity Pilton Happy Circle have a timely talk on the efficient use of energy to save on bills.
For a face-to-face meeting with friendly, trained energy advisors come along to the Club room at Pilton Village Hall on Wednesday 15th March at 2.30 pm. Liz Dagger, from the charity Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol, will offer information on the Priority Service Register, efficient use of night storage heaters and the switching process for changing electricity suppliers. If you are interested in switching suppliers on the day please bring an electricity bill with you. Everyone is welcome.

Liz Elkin

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT COURSE

Pilton Village Hall Saturday 1st April at 10.00am
The above course will be run for anyone interested by a member of the

Glastonbury Fire Service. The course is free. There is a maximum of ten places. If you are interested please contact Angela Wynn on 899122 to reserve your place or for more details.

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Jumble Sale

There will be another Famous Jumble Sale on Saturday 11th March from 2-4pm at Pilton Village Hall in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Household goods, clothes, books, toys etc. Refreshments and raffle. Entry 50p.

If you have any jumble for us as a donation, please deliver between 10am-noon on the morning. If this isn’t possible then please call me on 01479-899125.

Many thanks, Fiona Case

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Local ARTIST’s success in major National Art Exhibition

“Never the twain shall meet” an oil painting by local artist Dante Turner from Pilton, Somerset has been selected from a record number of entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading figurative artists. This year over 1,600 works were submitted to the exhibition. The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries from 22 March to 1 April 2017.

The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

The Royal Society of British Artists hold an open submission exhibition in Central London each year. Founded in 1823, the Royal Society of British Artists was originally set up to rival the Royal Academy. Today the Society prides itself on exhibiting an eclectic mix of sculpture and paintings in all media.

 

Open 22 March to 1 April, 10am to 5pm
Admission £4,Concessions £2.50, 50% off with National Art Pass (Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and Under 18s).

More locally, Dante is also mounting an exhibition at the Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea. This is the publicity link: http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2017/peruvian-exhibition-06-02-17.php

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HOME LIBRARY SERVICE

Bringing library books to the doorstep – the Home Library Service is a free service run in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service and Somerset’s Library Service. It is available to anyone who cannot easily get to the library, often those who are vulnerable or who may have disabilities or mobility needs. This is such a great service for people who love to read but can no longer get to the library. A volunteer will deliver and collect books which the person would like.

If you know someone who would benefit from this service, please contact Kirsty Jenssen, Service Manager for the Somerset Home Library Service on 07920 250834 or kirsty.jenssen@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Lynn Rendell (671456)

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