First of all, a big thank you to Gordon Callan. Gordon has been the driving force behind the monthly markets in the Victoria Rooms for very many years - contacting stallholders, setting out tables, collecting money and generally making sure these very popular occasions take place. He has now decided it is time for him to step back and so the December market will be his last. There is no market in January and so from February onwards, the Milverton Monthly Market will be “under new management”. Thank you so much Gordon for all your hard work – you will be a hard act to follow!
Our Bingo evening on 1st December will be our Christmas Special. As usual, doors will open at 6.30pm with “eyes down” at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available in the Reading Room. Please contact Carol on 01823 400095 for more information. There will be no Bingo in January so the first session of 2019 will be on Saturday 2nd February.
There is still time to book your place at our annual Christmas Quiz on Friday, 14th December. Gwil Wren is our quizmaster, setting his usual high standard of questions to tax our brains. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There will be a bar so there will be plenty of liquid refreshment to get the little grey cells working well! Tickets are £5.00 per person to include some nibbles. However, you are more than welcome to bring along some additional tasty eats to share with your team members. There will also be a raffle. Teams to be a maximum of six people. Please contact Chris on 01823 400872 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your team’s place. Team captains are asked to collect the entrance fee from the members of their team and this will be collected on the night.
Somerset Opera are performing The Mikado in the Victoria Rooms on Saturday 30th March 2019. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There will be a bar. Tickets cost £10.00 each and will be available from the end of January from Milverton Stores or by calling Carol on 01823 400095.
Some of you may remember the fantastic concert some 7 years ago by Australian boogie woogie pianist, Jan Preston. She is performing in the UK in 2019 and we are very fortunate that she has managed to fit Milverton in to her busy tour schedule. The date for her concert is 22nd June 2019. Further details will follow nearer the time but put the date in your diary now as this is definitely one not to be missed!