Local ladies celebrate summer dining

It was time to raise a glass or two at a recent Summer Dining flower arranging workshop held at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, near Chard in Somerset. With great enthusiasm and an abundance of beautiful roses, ladies from Chard, Ilminster, Wadeford, Combe St Nicholas, Yeovil and Axminster learnt how to make three designs for their summer dining room tables. Full story: read more

Go wild at Chard Countryside Day in July

If you haven’t visited before, the perfect opportunity to make a first foray over to the beautiful Local Nature Reserve reservoir site at Chard is coming up in July. Chard Reservoir is owned and managed by South Somerset District Council, it has lovely woodland walks, watery views and meadows alive with insects and flowers; Chard Countryside Day is a great time to explore the reserve and all it offers. Full story: read more

Somerset and Devon Museums win National Lottery Support

A project to bring contemporary artists into eight museums in Somerset and Devon has been awarded more than £80,000 by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Muse: Makers in Museums is led by the South West Heritage Trust in partnership with Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Somerset Art Works and the Community Museums Development Officer for Devon. Full story: Read more

Blooming marvellous local Somerset flower demonstration

Jackie

Ladies from all over Somerset, Dorset and Devon flocked to Combe St Nicholas village hall near Chard recently for a sold-out flower arranging demonstration, “Let’s Celebrate Spring!” by award-winning Somerset floral designer Jackie Nicholls. Sitting back relaxing, the ladies watched numerous different inspirational Spring creations being made using an abundance of beautiful flowers. Full story: Read more