Month: May 2014

Echoes from the Gallery

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Beaminster Gallery Quire will kick off Broadwindsor’s Fun Weekend with a concert of West Gallery music –  the tuneful and lively village church music from two centuries ago.

Broadwindsor’s west gallery has long gone, but the church will once again echo to the sounds of the ‘village band and quire’ that used to occupy it every Sunday, singing and playing with gusto!

The programme will feature a lot of music from the Hardy family manuscripts (Thomas Hardy’s antecedents were keen church musicians) such as carols, psalm tunes and anthems, along with songs and dance tunes from the early nineteenth century.  Admission is free, and interval refreshments will be available.

‘Echoes from the Gallery’ is on Friday 6 June at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Broadwindsor.  The Quire will be in early 19th century costume, and members of the audience are invited (if they wish) to be similarly attired (think Jane Austen!)

Broadwindsor Fun Days 6-8 June: programme of events

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The Jubilee Group is holding its Fun Days weekend starting on the evening of Friday 6 June.

Please come along and join in the fun!


7.30pm  BEAMINSTER GALLERYQUIRE present “Echoes From The Gallery” in Broadwindsor Church.

Refreshments available • Free admission


10am onwards (Saturday and Sunday)

Heroes AND Villains themed SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Scarecrows on display throughout the village


9-10.30am  BIG BREAKFAST in Comrades’ Hall.

Adults £5  •  Children £2.50  • Family £13

2-4pm  AFTERNOON TEA in the gardens of Broadwindsor House.

£2.50 per person

Enjoy a traditional tea while you watch the village cricket match next door

8pm  BARN DANCE in Comrades’Hall with music by Crooked Furrow. Bar available.

 Adults £2, accompanied children under-12 free.


11am ‘VILLAGE PRAISE’ Family Church Service, Broadwindsor Church

2.15  PARADE of SHIELDS to be led by Beaminster Fire Engine

2.30  OFFICIAL OPENING of the Fun Day Fete by Mr Bob Wills

Featuring at 2.45 & 4.15 live music by Longshadows

Sideshows •  Magician • FortuneTeller  Children’s Art Competition display• TeasBBQ • Pet Corner• Art Exhibition and Sale

4.45 (approximately)PRIZEGIVING Presentation to winners of scarecrow and children’s art competitions