Welcome to First Tuesday's October's Edition

Welcome to the October 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 throughout the year.

Our Spotlight this month is on etyres, Ilminster. For more details see below ...

The Editor   

Join us during October for our new seasonal menu, with the addition of delicious fresh salads and vegetables grown in our community garden! We are open Monday to Saturday 9am till 5pm.

Connect with Photography, Tuesday 18th - an evening with Nigel Hicks

Nigel is a highly experienced professional photographer who has been in the business for over 20 years. Though based in south Devon, his work has taken him all over the world, shooting for a range of clients, most especially publishers and travel companies. These days he shoots extensively for National Geographic Creative, the image library and publishing division of the USA's prestigious National Geographic Society, and he is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

He also runs his own photography courses, holding a programme of one-day workshops across the southwest each year, as well as one or two overseas tours annually. His latest book, Wild Southwest, about the landscapes and wildlife of southwest England, is coming out right now, published by Aquaterra Publishing, his own publishing company.

Although during his talk Nigel will cover his work and approach to photography in general, he will use the photography in  Wild Southwest as the main set of examples, describing the work involved in pulling this book together.  
You can find out more by visiting his website at www.nigelhicks.com and do join at 7.30pm on the 18th! Free Event. 
Baby Basics Connect Wednesday 19th October 7.30pm

Come along to find out more about Baby Basics South Somerset and the work that we do over a cuppa and a piece of cake. We plan to use this evening to begin sorting through, organising and preparing donations whilst beginning to assemble our next batch of moses' baskets starter packs. Do come along if you can! Free Event 
MY Community Day Wednesday 26th October All Day

This month we will be raising funds for the work of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, so please come along to support them from 9am - 5pm in MY Eating Place.
Don't forget our Creative Connect on Tuesday 4th and Acoustic Connect on Friday 7th. Free Events, open to all.
We are now taking bookings for both Christmas Lunches and Christmas Parties so give us a call or pop in to reserve your spot and take a first peek at the menu.
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 

What's On In This Month At The Warehouse Theatre

Full details of all events:
Box Office at Harrimans Menswear, 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

Victorian Evening Update
Now that Ilminster Carnival is over, the next big event in the town calendar is the Victorian Night and Christmas lights switch-on on Friday 18th November. Put it in your diary now!  This year it will be bigger than ever with a larger Fun Fair in East Street.

Another big event is the Lantern Parade and this year we are expecting some huge lanterns. To make a success of this event and to keep it safe, we need to enlarge the number of volunteers acting as marshals.  If you are prepared to offer your time from 6.00pm to about 9.00pm on the night you would be very welcome.  Please get in touch with Mike Fry-Foley on
  michael@malherbie.co.uk for further information. 

Ilminster Home Hardware

New Autumn Savings Collection from Ilminster Home Hardware - To view your copy just click here

Our new Cookshop Collection including Paul Hollywood's New Range - To view your copy just click here  

Spotlight On etyres

etyres - The Most Convenient Way To Buy New Tyres In Ilminster

Buying tyres and having them fitted in Ilminster and the surrounding areas is now easier, more convenient and cheaper, thanks to a father and son team.

Ian and Elliot Kerr have launched etyres Ilminster, a mobile tyre fitting service, to cover the town and the surrounding areas, including Taunton, Chard, Langport, Bishop's Lydeard and Bruton in the north to Beaminster and Axminster in the south, Sturminster Newton in the east to Uffculme and Wiveliscombe in the west.

"Nobody looks forward to buying new tyres, they are usually an unwanted and unexpected expense," Ian explained.  "But they are a necessity, not a luxury and of course, we rely on our vehicles so much in this area, not least because many parts are rural and public transport is not always an easy option.

"This also means motorists may have to drive for many miles to get their new tyres fitted at a traditional garage or tyre depot, but our mobile tyre fitting service aims to take the time and hassle out of buying new tyres, because we come to your home or work to fit them at your convenience.

"And as well as saving our customers time and hassle, our service is also focused on offering excellent value for money.  Unlike garages and tyre depots we have low overheads, so our customers benefit from lower prices.

Endorsed by the consumer champion Which? and accepted onto its widely-respected Trusted Trader scheme, etyres also supply and fit a wide range of batteries to suit all vehicles and budgets. "We are just coming into autumn," Ian continued "when the days are getting shorter and colder and our vehicle batteries will soon be subjected to heavy use powering the lights, heaters, windscreen blowers, etc.

"If you have a flat battery, what do you do?  How can you get your car - which won't start because of a flat battery - to a garage to have a new battery fitted? No problem!  Now all you have to do is contact etyres and we will bring the battery to you and fit it on your doorstep."

Ian and Elliot put a lot of thought into choosing a joint business venture and in times of economic uncertainty they wanted to be confident they were making the right choice.  Ian said: "We are investing in our future and so this was a big decision for both of us.

"etyres ticked all the boxes," Ian went on.  "These days we all value good service, keen prices and convenience, whether we are having our shopping delivered to our front door or are looking for a trustworthy plumber.  We share these values and goals and now we want our customers to reap the benefit of our service in their area." 

About etyres  

etyres was the UK's first online tyre retailer and has been delivering its nationwide service since 1992,  supplying and fitting tyres to cars, vans, motorhomes, caravans and trailers.  

Customers can have their new tyres fitted at their home or work and etyres guarantee highly competitive prices for a comprehensive range of economy, mid-range and premium brand tyres, including Pirelli, Bridgestone and Michelin.  

As well as offering a wide range of tyres, including run-flats, 4x4's, all season and winter tyres, etyres also carry out puncture repairs, service, replace and programme Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and supply and fit vehicle batteries.

Call etyres now on 0800 028 9000.  

Prima Moda Brides
Celebrating their 12th Birthday today


Prima Moda Brides of Ilminster have started their SALE to celebrate their 12th birthday throughout October. Up-to-date selected styles of gowns are reduced, Bridesmaids dresses from £50 one off discontinued lines. Discounts on all orders placed this month, sale shoes are half price and much more!

For the latest news checkout their page on Facebook 

Mark Hebron

    Tailor Made Therapies at Mark Hebron
The BC IN-SALON EXPERT range gives us everything we need to deliver a completely bespoke, unique experience of a pure indulgent service and a revolutionary new care for each of our clients with high-precision results for hair that's closer to natural perfection than ever before - the source of all hair beauty all with an added scalp massage.
Visit Claire and the team at Mark Hebron Hairdressing - Churchill House, 23-25 East Street, Ilminster,
TA19 0AN or Telephone 01460 52476


    Somerset Skills And Learning

  Forthcoming courses at Somerset Skills & Learning, Ditton Street, Ilminster.  
Call us now to book your place on 01460 53195 or visit our website   www.sslcic.co.uk

Computing - The first steps 05/10/2016 19/10/2016 10:00 12:00 Wednesday
Computer Skills - Essential for the office 02/11/2016 30/11/2016 10:00 12:00 Wednesday
Useful Apps for your tablets/phones 03/11/2016 10/11/2016 10:00 12:00 Thursday
Create your own website using free software 03/11/2016 01/12/2016 13:00 15:00 Thursday
Create a website to promote your business 15/11/2016 13/12/2016 19:00 21:00 Tuesday
Cloud storage and services - Hands on 17/11/2016 01/12/2016 10:00 12:00 Thursday
Useful Apps With Your iPad or Tablet

Starts Thursday 3rd November 2016 10am to Midday 
2 Week Course - Concessions

For anyone who has bought or been bought an iPad or Tablet or is thinking of buying one! 
Want to know how to get the best use out the technology? Including: 
  • Download Apps
  • The Best Free Apps
  • Time Saving Devices
This two week short course will give the best use of this new technology and will help you get started using the best apps on an iPad or tablet. This course covers everything a new user will need to know, including a tour of the iPad/Tablet and how to navigate the user interface and find new useful and fun apps to install.   

iPads and Tablets will be available for learners to use during the sessions if you haven't already got your own.

Also Build Your Own Website or Blog 
Starts Thursday 3rd November 1pm to 3pm 
 Ever wanted to build your own website? This course will guide you every step of the way, whether you want to use Wordpress or Wix  
Whether you are completely new to working with the web or have some experience and would like to brush up and extend your knowledge, this course will be perfect for you.   
This course will provide you with the skills needed to successfully create and run your own website or blog. It takes you through the basics of Wix and WordPress, covering all the most useful features and tools the sites offer. 
We shall also look at other free and cost-effective online tools to help you run your business or time more effectively.
Once you have completed the course you will be able to:
  • Create a self-hosted Wix or WordPress website or blog
  • Use software to manage your website content
  • Connect your website to social media sites
  • Understand widgets, themes and add on apps
  • Use other online tools and services that can benefit your business or time..
This opportunity can be used to enhance your skills in development and preparation towards subsequent education and/or employment, if you are starting your own business or already run your own business, or alternatively as an enjoyable way to engage with new people and new ideas at our Ditton Street Centre. 
Computers will be available for each learner to use during the sessions.

Somerset Skills & Learning CIC, 47 Ditton Street, Ilminster, TA19 0BW
Call and speak to Clare or Lauren now on 01460 53195 

Meeting House
What's on in October 2016
Monday 3rd to Saturday 29th October

Gwyn Ardyth  Louise Baker   Louise Cottey
Jon England   Gordon Field   Frances Harrison
Fiona Hingston   Stefan Jenning  
Lucy Lean   Jo Minoprio

An exhibition of artworks based on artists' responses to a favourite, or found tree.  The starting point for each artist was to "find a tree" and spend some time with it.  The artists, who all work in a variety of different media and styles, were then invited to create an individual work, or series of works that show different aspects of the tree, such as seasonal change.


Monday 31st Oct to Saturday 26th Nov
Sue Allen - wildlife pictures
Yulia Allen - paintings on silk
Jan Billings - multi-media mosaics
Kate Dimambro - paintings
Casey Jon - pottery and glass
Stephen Spraggon - landscape photography

A Collective of artists working in and inspired by the beauty and spirituality of the Isle of Avalon, as well as places further afield. 

The group's 2014 exhibition at the Arts Centre was very well received, and we are delighted to welcome them back for another display of creativity, steeped in the mists and magic of the Somerset levels


Friday 21st October 8:00 PMJAZZ - Dave Martin's Jabbo Five
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)
Dave Martin - cornet, trumpet and valve trombone
Nick White - Clarinet and alto saxophone
Mike Lancaster - Trombone and sousaphone
Pete Miller - Banjo and guitar
Phil Blandford - Piano
Tickets £12 (£25 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces, recorded 22 tracks in 1929, and at that time became a rival to the brilliance of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five, but Jabbo then subsided into obscurity. The Jabbo Five was formed in 2010 to recreate the sound and style of those original recordings. Featuring leader Dave Martin, together with Nick White, Mike Lancaster, Pete Miller and Phil Blandford, the band members have in the past played in many of the best known groups of the "Trad" era.  A 'must' for our Vintage Jazz audience!

JAZZ - Dave Newton Trio with guests Alex Garnett & Nigel Price
Friday 28th October at 8.00pm
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)
with his Trio and special guests
Alex Garnett  and  Nigel Price
Tickets £16 (£29 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
Multi award winner Dave Newton is here at the Arts Centre again, this time with two more London based players with the very best of reputations.  Tenor sax player Alex Garnett and guitarist Nigel Price have both visited us several times before and have greatly impressed us with every performance. Both are younger than our typical leading jazz exponents who have reached the top of the tree, but rest assured, it won't be long before they are winning the UK Jazz Awards on their respective instruments.


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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