Welcome to First Tuesday's February Edition

Welcome to the February Issue of First Tuesday.  If you enjoy receiving your copy of First Tuesday every month, please forward to any friends you think may benefit too, using our Forward to a Friend button below. Many thanks and we look forward to keeping you updated on events and promotions in Ilminster throughout the year.

The Editor  


Final Week of Sale
All items 1/2 price and more lines added. Sale Ends Saturday 6th February!


Some great new products have arrived this week - check out the new range of mugs and tea towels featuring the lovely farm animal designs from Hugletts Wood Farm! We will shortly have the matching tin sets to go with them!

We also have some interesting wildlife habitats and nest boxes for birds, insects and frogs! Give a creature a home in your garden.
Spotlight on Somerset Skills & Learning, Ilminster's own Adult Learning Centre
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Taking a leisure course is a great way to start or develop a hobby, but it will also give you a focus, enable you to meet new people with similar interests and give you new skills.

At the Ilminster centre of Somerset Skills & Learning there are plenty of great courses, short courses, ongoing courses, and one-day workshops which are available daytime or weekends. From Buying and Selling on eBay to Digital Camera Skills, the centre in Ilminster is the perfect place to learn:

* Arts & Crafts
* Computing, IT & Business Skills including Getting to Grips with Your Ipad
* Exercise, Health & Wellbeing including Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga
* Floristry
* General Interest
* Languages, Literature & Communication

New for this year: Tenants, unemployed or those with no idea where to start with computers, tablets or laptops, we have new short courses coming soon. Free for those in the Chard and Ilminster area! To ensure your place pop into the Ilminster or Chard centres and leave your name and contact details.

We're right next to Swanmead School so we're very easy to find! Ilminster is just one of 13 centres located in 11 different Somerset towns. With leisure, vocational and courses for qualifications, self-development, health and fitness or just for fun, there is plenty to choose from! We also provide family learning opportunities for parents and children to work and learn together, and we support a wide range of community partnership projects through our Learning in the Community programme.

For more information about our new, Spring term courses call Ilminster 01460 53195, drop in to 47 Ditton Street and pick up our latest course guide or visit our website at www.sslcic.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mark Hebron - New Website Launched

As promised our new website has gone live at www.markhebronhair.co.uk Keep visiting for style ideas, news and product launches. The team would also like to wish you a happy Valentine's Day! Don't forget Mark Hebron vouchers for that last minute gift idea .... 

Bonners of Ilminster

Ilminster Home Hardware

All varieties of flower, vegetable, pea and bean seeds in stock now.

Ilminster home hardware stocks over 15,000 stock lines from a wood screw to a barbeque. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries on 01460 52506. Our Team are friendly and more than happy to help.

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9.00-5.30
Tuesday: 9.00-5.30
Wednesday: 9.00-5.30
Thursday: 9.00-5.30
Friday: 9.00-5.30
Saturday: 9.00-5.00

Valentine's At The Shrubbery

This year our Valentines Romantic 3 course dinner will be served from 7.30pm on Sunday 14th February, Limited to only 30 guests, based on a first come first booked basis. 

Join us for a romantic Valentines Dinner in our newly refurbished Revival restaurant, Enjoy a special Romantic dinner on Sunday 14th February 2016. 

Residential offers also available for Sunday 14th & Monday 15th February 2016. 

Contact the hotel direct on 01460 52108 for more details.

What's On In February At The Warehouse Theatre 

Three One-Act Plays
Friday & Saturday, February 12th & 13th at 7.30pm

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years
Thursday, February 25th at 7.30pm
The most authentic-sounding tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel
Full details of both: http://www.thewarehousetheatre.org.uk

Box Office at Lanes Garden Shop, Silver Street, Ilminster
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm or phone 07943 779880

Costume hire: from only 5 per outfit.
Wardrobe open every Wednesday morning, 10.00am - 11.30am

Meeting House

WHAT'S ON in February 2016
There is an extra day to enjoy this leap February, and we are making the most of it! Our concerts range from sultry jazz vocals to jaunty classics while in the Gallery we are hosting a truly stunning range of art, from the colourful work of 'In the Mix' to the latest art from local schools to the unique creations of Coldwell&Coldwell.
All this and some great workshops too!
Monday 15th to Saturday 27th February

Chard School
Greenfylde C of E First School
Swanmead Community School
Wadham School
Neroche Primary School

This is our fifth consecutive exhibition of the work of young people.  Their creative achievement in art continues to fascinate visitors to the Arts Centre.  In our wonderful space it gives some young people the first experience of seeing their work on display.  For many visitors too, it is one of our most popular exhibitions.

As it covers the half term break it allows the young artists to visit as well as members of their families, friends and teachers.Come and be amazed at the high standard of work at all levels, produced by the students in this part of Somerset.


JAZZ - Kate Daniels Quartet
Friday 12th February at 8.00pm
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)
Graham Pike, John Horler
 and  Alec Dankworth
'Glamorous Nights - From Hoagy Carmichael to Peggy Lee'
Tickets 15 (28 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
This is a vocal quartet of supreme quality with more than just a hint of the John Dankworth legacy.  Kate's wonderful voice has a distinct similarity to the late Sir John's wife, Cleo Laine. Alec the bassist is of course their son, and is one of the top three or four bass players in the country. John Horler played in all the various Dankworth bands for nearly thirty years, and always features in the UK jazz awards.

Joining them is Graham Pike who plays trumpet, chromatic harmonica, piano and guitar, and is a highly rated, incredibly characterful musician.

The songs and tunes that collectively the group sing and play are well chosen and the overall feeling engendered is soft, warm , lyrical and truly enchanting.

Opening Hours 
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Saturday 9.30 -2.30pm - Closed Sundays. 
Box Office: 01460 54973 
Website: www.themeetinghouse.org.uk

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