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Italian Pop-Up Restaurant Comes To Combwich

Pop Up ItalianPurple Spoon Events will be visiting Combwich this Friday (11th April) to tantalise your taste-buds with some true Italian fayre.

Kate Gardiner and her Italian husband who run pride themselves on creating and serving quality food – all very fresh and all home-made – and there won’t be a pizza in sight at this Italian Night.

A 5-course extravaganza will be served in the village hall made up of the following courses:

* Welcome drink and canapes
* Duo of Antipasti
* Gorgonzola and Walnut Gnocchi
* Pasta Sorpresa
* Trio of Desserts
* Coffee and Cantucci

Tickets are £18, selling fast and places are limited so please book as soon as you can to guarantee your place.  Tickets on sale at Combwich Post Office, Harbour View Social Club or online:

Hope to see you there.

Gardeners’ Question Time comes to Combwich

The very first BBC Gardeners´ Question Time took a panel of expert gardeners along to answer questions from members of the Smallshaw Allotments Association and was broadcast on 9th April 1947. It wasn’t actually called “Gardeners´ Question Time” at tGQThe time but “How Does your Garden Grow?”

Over it’s 60 year history, it has answered well over 30,000 questions and the panel members have been guests of a diversity of gardening and other groups, including Leyhill Open Prison, the Palace of Westminster and a nudist club in Wales, according to the BBC website!  (Picture courtesy of BBC website)

For the first 47 years the team were shown the questions in advance, but that tradition was dropped in 1994. Nowadays being a panel member is not for the faint-hearted but for those with a depth of gardening knowledge and an incisive grasp of a question.

And so Otterhampton Village Hall committee give you your very own Gardener’s Question Time in association with Cannington Walled Gardens.  The following panel will attempt to answer all your gardening questions relating to the preparation and growing of your spring garden:

  • Andre Gardner, Grounds Manager
  • Matt Handy, Senior Gardener
  • Jayne Alcock, Grounds & Gardens Supervisor

On this same night, we will also be launching three competitions for all ages to get DSC_0227involved with:

  Tallest sunflower
  Largest pumpkin
  Best decorated pumpkin (Halloween night)

In fact, to try and encourage the whole village to get growing, we’ve even split the three competitions into three age categories:  under 10 years old, 11-18 year olds and adults and the panel will be giving hints and tips about how best to grow these seedlings.  (There will be prizes!)

So, we hope you’ll be able to join us for what should be a fun, relaxed but informative evening. Here are the details:

Date:  Saturday 5th April 2014
Starts:  7.30pm (bar open from 7pm)
Ends:  9.30pm (ish)
Entrance:  £2.50 (includes nibbles)

contains art – 2014 exhibitions

Contains Art 1contains art, the brand new art gallery on the habourside in Watchet starts its 2014 exhibitions on 28th March.

The opening exhibition runs until 10th April, and offers an exciting chance to see new and current artwork by the Contains Art studio holders all together in one exhibition. Artists exhibiting are: Alison Jacobs, Sue Lowe, Mel Deegan, Angie Wood, and Leah Hislop, who joins us this spring having been awarded the Golsoncott Foundation Emerging Artist Residency at Contains Art for 2014.

The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm, at Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet Harbour, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

Take a look at the flyer for the special preview open evening on 27th March at 6 pm.

St. Peters Church, Combwich – Harvest Home

Come and celebrate the age old tradition of harvest!

There will be an open air service and blessings around the village.  Afterwards you could enjoy a home cooked three course meal and coffee for only £6.50 in good company.

11am on Sunday 6th October at Otterhampton Village Hall

Come and join us…   you will be most welcome

To book a meal please ring Kate Jarvis on 653004

Sponsored cycle and sail

JosephJoseph Wigley (Combwich resident aged 13) is cycling and sailing in aid of Salisbury Hospice this September.  Joseph wanted to raise money to thank the staff at the hospice who cared for his grandfather when he passed away from a brain tumour two years ago.

If you would like to find out more, or contribute to the over £1000 that he has raised so far, then take a look at his JustGiving fundraising page.  Thankyou 😀

Calling all artists (budding and otherwise!)

Alison JacobsMessage from Alison Jacobs, local artist.

I am writing you to ask a favour. Some of you may have heard all about this already so apologies if this is old news.  Myself and a group of hard working, slightly mad artists, a designer, poet and Somerset entrepreneur/project manager are trying to get a new art gallery and artists’ studios off the ground called Contains Art.

We are recycling 3 shipping containers and building this installation on the Quayside at Watchet, with temporary planning permission for 3 years.  We will be running it as a not-for-profit community interest company for the benefit of the wider community and for “creatives” in particular.  This is where you come in!

Can you help us raise funds?  And would you like to be involved?  You can do both by only spending 60p on a first class stamp and entering our Postcard Exhibition.  The idea is for artists to create a fantastical postcard and donate it to us to exhibit and sell to help get the project off the ground.  This way you are helping us and are also involved and in contact with Contains Art which will hopefully provide an interesting and relevant program of events that you might be able to benefit from over the next three years.  You never know, if we are lucky and this is a roaring success we may even be able to extend on into the future.

Details about the postcard entries can be found at – closing date is 1st July.  The exhibition opens on the 6th July.

Thank you so much for your help.


PLANT SALE…………bring & buy


Have you weathered the winter winds?

Dug the ground deep?

Sown the summer seeds?

  • Then you’re ready for seedlings of every shade, shape and colour.
  • Buy some young plants to make your garden colourful all through the summer
  • and ready to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with friends at our own ‘Bring and Buy’ Plant Sale.

On Saturday 4th May, 10:30am – 12:30pm


St. Peters Church, Church Hill, Combwich

[In the Church, if wet]

Tea Dance

Saturday 20th April 4.30pm – 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

Don’t worry if you can’t dance or don’t have a partner, just come along and have some fun, just pay at the door. Ticket £3 includes admission, tea and cake and a raffle ticket, so get out those dancing shoes and do come along.