Clubs and Societies, January 29, 2015

Worlewind band

Worlewind band - Credit: Archant


On Monday at 7.30pm Weston Quilters will be meeting at Boulevard United Reformed Church for a talk by Tina McClachlan on ‘Old quilts from England and Wales with a few new’. Non-members will be made very welcome for a charge of £4.


Buddhist meditation evenings will be held on Tuesdays. The first meeting will be on Tuesday at The Friends Meeting House, High Street, Weston. They start at 7.30pm and will include guided meditations, a talk and the chance to ask questions. Refreshments are provided and everyone is welcome, especially beginners to meditation. There is a fee of £6 per session, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds.


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Members of the Notable Club performed a January pantomime. Captain Hook was brilliant (David Elsey) and well supported superbly by the cast. The production and script were good and typical pantomime with jokes, innuendos and miscues.


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Our first meeting of 2015 took place with a talk by Alison Byron who is the senior fundraising manager from Oxfam, who gave an informative insight into the various categories that Oxfam provides support for.

For our next meeting on February 5 there will be a talk entitled ‘Weston-super-Mayors’.

New members are always welcome to join us at our splendid new venue at Worlebury Golf Club.

We have a varied program of talks and outings arranged for this year.

If you are interested or would like further information, telephone 01934 514857 or visit our website


The next meeting is on February 11, 7.30pm at St James’ Church Hall, Woodborough Road, Winscombe and we will welcome Patricia Clark from Total Health Homeopathy.

Come and join us, you will be met with a warm welcome. There is a charge of £3 per meeting for visitors and for more information call Lyn on 01934 842214.

We have an exciting programme for 2015 that you can view at


Weston Youth Orchestra has been pleased to welcome a number of new members over the past few months and we continue to invite young musicians to join us throughout the year.

Playing as part of an orchestra is a great way to improve your musical ability whilst making new friends who share an interest in music. We have a junior and a senior orchestra to cater for a range of age and ability and our members perform a number of concerts each year at a variety of local venues. Our next concert will be performed by our junior orchestra on February 8 at the Boulevard United Reformed Church in Weston. This concert will be followed by a joint performance by both our junior and senior orchestras on April 19 at The Playhouse Theatre.

If you would like further information about the orchestra, including our concert diary and how to join us please visit our website

If you are a young musician aged 21 or under and would like to come along to one of our rehearsals please contact our director Dennis Cole on 01934 623787 or 07787 520230.

RAFA CONCERT BAND - BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND: On January 19 we said farewell to a founder member and ex-RAF musician Bert Philp (Bb Bass). The crematorium was packed to honour the life of and pay tribute to Bert.

We are compiling another new music programme for our first appearance in Weston this year on April 18, the annual Music in the Air concert at the Blakehay. Tickets are on sale now from the box office. It promises to be a pot pourri of music. Since Christmas we have had a few players join our ranks, but vacancies exist for competent players to join us, so if you can you hit the right notes please visit or ring 01934 820205 for details.

Future 2015 engagements include: March 21 - formal dinner, Bristol; March 22 - AGM concert, Torquay; April 18 - Music in the Air concert, Blakehay, Weston; June 19 - concert, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.


Rehearsals are now well under way for the area championships in Torquay. Under the direction of our new musical director, Bryn James, the rehearsals have been really demanding and yet, brilliant fun. Bryn is a well known conductor from the Forest of Dean, who has conducted many of the top bands in the area, so his experience is invaluable as the band tries to remain in their section after a poor result last year. The band knows that if they do not perform well this year, they could well be relegated which would be hugely disappointing and a definite set back.

Bookings for this seasons summer season are already starting to come in, and so far, it looks as if the band will have another interesting programme of events. Band secretary Gill Rogers is waiting to give you details on how the band could help you with your event on 0193 4824461.

The training band continues to give free instruction to aspiring brass players, and Steve Howard, training band conductor, would love to welcome new recruits to the group, whether they be complete beginners or someone seeking help in getting back to playing brass again. More information on the band is on our website


WorleWind Band has just said goodbye to its youngest member. Jonah Lynch has bowed out after four action-packed years to concentrate on his A-Levels and the band is now actively looking for a replacement, tuned/auxiliary percussionist, to take his place. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings and if you would like to join this lively, friendly band our contact details can be found on our website


At a recent meeting the chairman, Dot Smith, presented a cheque for £750 to Linda Jones the local representative of the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Linda was accompanied by her current guide dog puppy, Weston.


The WI will be holding the next meeting on February 10 at 7.30pm in the village hall. Mr Nigel Tottle will be giving us a talk on charcoal and chalk and showing us how to create a picture. All visitors will be welcome. Any ladies wishing to join our WI the subs are £36 for the year. For further information contact Carol, the president, on 01934 429356.

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