Welcome to First Tuesday's December 2016 Edition

Welcome to the December Issue of First Tuesday. In it you'll find promotions and events running throughout the whole of this month. 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.

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from all the First Tuesday team.

The Editor   

Ilminster Home Hardware
Plain car key without chip £10
Car keys with chip from £35
Missing locker key with code £10
High security (Yale superior) £20


Minster Pharmacy

We still plenty of perfumes available in store including best selling
'Lovely' by Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum - was £30 now £9.95.
Also few gift sets remaining.
Mens fragrances at bargain prices. Come and see!

Minster Pharmacy, 15 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DH

Christmas Lunches & Christmas Party Menu available now!
Pop over to our website to discover the delicious delights awaiting you. Please get in touch with our Bookings Team to reserve your preferred date asap! Christmas lunches will run till 22 nd December.
Creative Connect -
Tuesday 6th December 7.30pm
Bring your chosen craft or hobby and get making, drawing, knitting, carving and crafting amongst friends over plenty of tea and cake. Free Event.
MY Community Candlelit Carol Service -
Sunday 11th December 4pm
Enjoy an evening full of music, singing and the Christmas story. Followed by festive nibbles, mulled wine, mince pies and creative fun for the kids. Open to all. Free entry, bar open.

MY Community Day Wednesday 14th December All Day
This month raising funds to support the MY Community Christmas Lunch we are hosting on Sunday 18th for the elderly and isolated in our community. 9am - 5pm in MY Eating Place. Every coffee, cake and lunch purchased on the day will make a contribution. Thank you in advance for all your support.
Connect with Photography -
Tuesday 20th December 7.30pm
This month we are asking the group to bring their favourite photos of the year and will be making plans for 2017. In particular discussing the idea for our next project, a MY Community Charity Calendar! Want to get involved? Open to photographers of all abilities so please come along to find out more.
Gardeners Gathering -
Thursday 22nd December 2pm
Join our fabulous volunteer community garden and grounds team in MY Eating Place from 2pm for a cuppa and a mince pie. Share tips, ask questions and help us make plans for 2017.

Thank you all for your friendship and custom during 2016. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Christmas Opening Hours:
Friday 23 rd 9.00am - 2.00pm Breakfast menu only
Saturday 24th - Tuesday 27th CLOSED
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th 10.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 31 st 9.00am - 1.00pm Breakfast menu only
Sunday 1 st & Monday 2 nd January CLOSED
Tuesday 3 rd to Friday 6th 10.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 7th 9.00am - 3.00pm
For more information contact us: Office  T: 01460 200020, Cafe T: 01460 259286, 
E: enquiries@themonksyard.co.uk or visit our website: www.themonksyard.co.uk

Spotlight On Airs & Graces

Grace and Carolyn Hooper opened Airs & Graces a few months ago in Ilminster and haven't looked back. The sisters have wanted their own shop since they were young and they have always been into interior design, antiques and objet d'art so they are living their dream!

Having been brought up in the area and not wanting to move from their homes in Chard and Taunton, Grace and Carolyn couldn't decide where to open their shop until an inspirational holiday in Barcelona with their cousin where they realised the perfect place was Ilminster. Grace told us "We both love the town, the community spirit there, and how everyone supports the local businesses - it was the answer we were looking for."

The siblings are really enjoying working with each other "We work very well together and we have complimentary skills" says Grace. "And Carolyn took Fine Art and Sculpture at Winchester School of Art, so it was definitely the direction we wanted to go in."

Airs & Graces sell furniture, mirrors, art, rugs, textiles, lighting, ceramics and architectural pieces. Grace and Carolyn salvage, restore and make from scratch, creating an eclectic and unique style for both traditional and contemporary interiors.

They also house a small second hand fashion line of handpicked and vintage designs.

Grace and Carolyn hatching up plans in the early days! 

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Carolyn and Grace to the town. Just pop in to see them at Airs & Graces, No. 7 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DH or visit their website here 

Mark Hebron

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Benefit: BC Fibre Force Bond Connector Infusion and BC Fibre Force Bonding Cream are salon-exclusive pre-shampoo treatments featuring a long-lasting rebonding system that intensively recovers the integrity of the hair, for virgin quality for up to 60 days.
Claire and the team at Mark Hebron Hairdressing wish all their clients merry Christmas! 
Churchill House, 23-25 East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AN or Telephone 01460 52476 


Meeting House
What's on in November 2016
Monday 28th Nov to Friday 23rd December

A cornucopia of hand-crafted gifts for the festive season, including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, accessories and decorative items such as glass and pictures.  Featuring gifts for all ages, presents for children and items for even the hardest-to-buy-for friend or relative! 

The only dilemma you will face is - can you resist not wrapping it up and keeping it for yourself?

Come and enjoy an unhurried browsing and buying experience in the beautiful surroundings of the Arts Centre, and then admire your purchases over a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee in the café

Tutor: k3n
Thursday 8th December
10am to 3pm
Deck the halls with boughs of holly - and our own handmade Christmas decorations! Come along to our friendly workshop to make some unique decorations for your home or as a gift for your friends.
Please bring your own sewing machine
Please book in advance by calling the Arts Centre on 01460 54973


Friday 16th December at 8.00pm

(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)



Tickets £20 (£33 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973

An impressive array of top UK talent paying tribute to Benny Goodman's Small Groups. The many Goodman hits were mainly with his big band, but this is a tribute to his small groups which featured the clarinet of Goodman, the vibraphone of Lionel Hampton, the guitar of Charlie Christian and the piano of Teddy Wilson.

Food & Drinks

LICENSED BAR serving a range of wines, bottled beers and soft drinks.

PRE- SHOW SUPPER  (must be booked at least 2 days before the concert).

Tonight's Menu: TBA; Dessert; Coffee

Vegetarian option available.  Please ring the Arts Centre on 01460 54973 at least 2 days before the concert 
Friday 6th January 8:00 PM
JAZZ - Mike Denham with Mike Snelling
Friday 6th January at 8.00pm

(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)



Tickets £12 (£26 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973

Clarinettist Mike has been present on the UK traditional jazz scene for a great many years, originally with Alex Welsh, and latterly with Chris Barber, along with many others in between. 

During this time he has worked with a number of the World's finest reed players including "Peanuts" Hucko, Bud Freeman, Buddy Tate, Bob Wilbur and Kenny Davern.

Food & Drinks -
LICENSED BAR serving a range of wines, bottled beers and soft drinks.

PRE- SHOW SUPPER  (must be booked at least 2 days before the concert).

Vegetarian option available.  Please ring the Arts Centre on 01460 54973 at least 2 days before the concert


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

Christmas Lunches in Somerset
Enjoy Christmas hotel breaks in Somerset. Sit back, relax and let us do all the work. All you have to do is decide what to eat and drink!

Our Festive Lunches and Dinners are Available between 21st November - 23rd December
Groups of 12 or more must pre order and pay prior to arrival.

Festive Lunches
Celebrate the festive season with us. Our Christmas menus are available in the restaurant throughout December (larger parties can be seated in our ballroom).
Lunch - midday to 2pm
2 courses - £19.50 per person
3 courses - £21.50 per person
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