The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker – Saturday, 17th December.

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

Performing at The Comrades Hall on Saturday, 17th December, you’re advised to get your tickets early for a show preparing you for Christmas with their repertoire, traditional and original festive songs, surprises, novelties and of course – what you get in every Christmas cracker – bad jokes!

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments – adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades!
Read more about the musicians HERE.

Tickets £10 & £5 for under 18s. Refreshments available.
In advance from Margaret Wing: 07796 454203 or email margaretmwing@gmail.com.
Alternatively, visit the Artsreach website.

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The Silver Lining Band – Friday, 30th September At White Lion

The Silver Lining Band performed at Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s Sunday afternoon Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  They are making a welcome return to Broadwindsor on Friday, 30th September for The White Lion’s very first music night since becoming a community pub 🙂

We love the band for their Fifties and Sixties pop and rock and roll covers and it looks set to be a great evening!
Entry is free but you might want to get there early to bag a seat!


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Bingo! – Sunday, 14th August, 6pm

Get yourself down to the White Lion on Sunday evening for a game of Bingo!

£1 per book or 6 books for £5

Prizes for the 1st line and a Full House 🙂

“Eyes down” at 6pm.

Fun for all the family.

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6pm Tonight – Bingo At The White Lion

Short notice but lots of fun to be had at The White Lion this evening.

Prizes for the 1st line and a Full House 🙂

“Eyes down” at 6pm.

Fun for all the family.

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #4 The Weekend

The final slideshows of Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations…

To view the others, please click on the links below –

Saturday, 4th June:

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Sunday, 5th June:

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These and more photos of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations can be viewed at Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.  They are terrific. Thank you so much Annie!

Thank you to everyone who took part!

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #3 Childrens’ Parade & Poetry

Apologies for the delay, but here are some photographs from the Childrens’ Jubilee Parade and their poems which they wrote for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, after workshops with resident poet, Peter Roe. All were on display in the Comrades Hall over the weekend.

The Childrens’ Parade:

The winners, all from Broadwindsor school received a £10 voucher for Toymaster,

  • Emma – Thomas Hardy (KS1)
  • Clemmie – William Barnes (KS2)
    with Clemmie’s sister, Pearl – Mary Anning (KS1)

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Yes, there are even more photos to come on the site but if you’d like to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are wonderful. Thank you Annie!

 

The Childrens’ Poetry: … If I were King/Queen for a day… or perhaps a Guinea Pig?

The winners, also from Broadwindsor school were:

  • Sophie, ‘If I was Queen for a day…’ 
  • & the young boy who flagged G for Gorilla.

Each received a £10 book token for the The Bridport Bookshop on South Street, Bridport.
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part!

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #2 Beacon Lighting Ceremony

The Beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, 2nd June began with the music of a Highland piper (recorded) then this performance from Tilly Jardine on her bugle:


This was followed by the debut performance of the Broadwindsor Platinum Jubilee Choir
(no recording as yet).

 

Then it was time for Pip Cadwell to light the beacon:

Do listen for Pip’s final instruction to Barry at the end of the video 🙂

 

Well done Pip – Thank you!

More photos to come on the site but if you want to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are fantastic. Thank you Annie!

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Change Of Date For Sidmouth Trip

Due to popular demand, the date of the Sidmouth trip for their Folk Festival has been put one day forward to Sunday, 31st July.

All as before:

  • 9.30am: Depart from the White Lion, Broadwindsor.
  • 9.35am: Brief stop to pick up Drimpton residents.
  • 10.00pm: Depart Sidmouth to return back.

Cost is £12.00 per person, payable at time of booking. All are welcome but there are only 35 seats available – so don’t miss out!

Bookings can be taken directly by Kate, Chloe & Louise at the White Lion or by contacting John or Lynne Staff on 01308 868584.

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #1 St. John the Baptist Church

Broadwindsor Fun Group would like to thank Annie Collins for all her work and fantastic photography over the long weekend of celebrations in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her magnificent achievement of 70 years reign 🙂

Remember to tag your photographs with #Broadwindsor & #BWFunDay or send them into photos@broadwindsor.org

There are sooooo many photographs and recordings that have been taken over the last few days, the Editor is currently compiling them in categories and we begin with #1 St. John the Baptist church. Annie was given special permission to go to the top of the church and take some marvellous aerial photographs of our village.  These particular photographs are copyrighted to Annie and can be downloaded FREE.

Please address enqueries directly to Annie at: annie221159@hotmail.com.

Please also enjoy her photographs of the beautiful Floral Displays which were inside the church. These photographs are also FREE to download or share.

 

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Platinum Jubilee Fun Day A Success – Picnic Inside Today

Chairman of Broadwindsor Fun Group, Adrian Gray, his family and friends unwind at The White Lion after a successful Platinum Jubilee Fun Day.  Photographs will be uploaded later. Remember to tag your photos #BWFunDay.

The floral and memorabilia display is still on at the church.

We were blessed with dry weather 🙂 Today, however looks quite different… Today’s Platinum Jubilee Picnic at 1pm will now be held INSIDE the Comrades Hall and the Silver Lining band will perform on the stage.


Enjoy your afternoon!

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