Welcome to First Tuesday's September's Edition

Welcome to the September 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 The Green House, Ilminster. For more details see below..

The Editor   

Join us during September 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.

Thank you to all who have supported our MY Community days. So far we have raised over £8500 for charities near and far as well as making some invaluable connections.
This month we will be hosting a Macmillan Big Coffee Morning so please come along on Friday 30th to support this incredible charity. 9am - 5pm in MY Eating Place.
September sees the return of our Connect nights...

Creative Connect Tuesday 6th September
Connect with Photography Tuesday 20th September
Acoustic Connect Friday 7th October - Beginning at 7.30pm and open to all!
Our Christmas Party menu is now available and we are taking bookings, so please get in touch to reserve your spot
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 September 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

Spotlight On The Green House

, handmade crafts, jewellery, fair trade shop
Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

We popped into The Green House last week, in its new home at 17 Silver Street, and enjoyed a wonderful cup of locally sourced coffee and a gluten free Lime and Courgette cake! The atmosphere is very relaxing and vibrant at the same time. There is such a colourful and eclectic mix of furnishings and crafts. I especially loved the knitted bunting!

Beautifully handmade Bots. By Boo to a Moose.

The menu is seasonal with locally sourced ingredients and everything is 100% gluten free and cakes are also all dairy free too!

The current menu includes:

Seeded Wrap with Wild Garlic Pesto and Mozzarella or Goats Cheese
Seeded Wrap with Sundried Tomatoes, Basil and Goats Cheese or Mozzarella
Hommity Pie
Roasted Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart
Mushroom and Goats Cheese Tart
Mediterranean Mezze, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Stuffed Pepper, Hummus, Artichokes, Olives and Crispbreads
(All served with a delicious mixture of locally grown salads)

Gluten and Dairy Free cakes include:

Carrot, Lime and Courgette, Coffee and Walnut, Bakewell, Coconut, Chocolate, Victoria Sponge, Gingerbread and more ... All these delicious cakes can be pre-ordered for enjoying at home!


The Green House also holds fun workshops, past and future events include:

Children's story writing and illustrating workshop ( ages 6 and up)
Adults creative writing course
Upcycled jewellery making workshop
Shamanic journeying workshop 
Needle felting workshop

There is also a drop in knitting group with all proceeds going to School In A Bag, a charity dear to owner George Godden's heart. She also is looking at new ways to get the community involved in helping the charity.

The new premises also house a meeting room and beautiful private courtyard to enjoy your fair trade coffee in the September sunshine.

If you haven't been in yet you're definitely missing out!  Whether you just want to browse, take some time out and escape into a tranquil, colourful, cozy world or sit and have a tea or coffee with one of the scrummy cakes.

Visit them at 17 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DH or call 01460 55898. For Facebook information visit them at https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenHouseIlminster/ 

Mark Hebron
In the last few months Hebron Hairdressers in Ilminster has been having something of an uplifting experience, literally!

During her term of office as president of the Rotary Club of Ilminster, long standing customer and charity fund raiser, Linda Piggott-Vijeh discovered that the charity 'Against Breast Cancer' collected unwanted bars to support cancer research and at the same time help small businesses in Africa, and asked the salon if they would be willing to be a collection point.

Said Linda, 'Having had breast cancer myself I know that many women find that the bras they once treasured no longer fit after surgery. It seemed sensible for the salon, visited frequently by many local ladies, to provide a focal point in the town for collecting the bras, and I knew that Claire and her team are always willing to join in.'  

Claire Hebron added, 'Little did we realise what we had taken on. So many bras were donated that they were taking over the salon. In a short period of time we received almost 300, many of them new and unused. I am thrilled that we were able to help to make a difference.'

Against Breast Cancer uses the bars to help raise vital funds towards dedicated research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. The bras also support small businesses in Africa. Recycling through a textile recovery project prevents the bras going into landfill and gives them a new lease of life in developing countries where bras remain too expensive to produce locally. For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700 to fund research. With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference!

Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK. 

Picture (Left to Right) Harriet, Sam, Zena, Claire Hebron, front, Linda Piggott-Vijeh
Phone for more information or call in for advice at  Mark Hebron 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

Computers - First Steps 14/09/2016 28/09/2016 10:00 12:00 Wednesday
Getting the best from your iPad/Android 22/09/2016 20/10/2016 10:00 12:00 Thursday
Social Media - Get the best from Facebook and Twitter 22/09/2016 20/10/2016 13:00 15:00 Thursday
Social Media - Promote your business 04/10/2016 08/11/2016 19:00 21:00 Tuesday
Computing - The next 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
Getting To Grips With Your iPad or Tablet

Starts Thursday 22nd September 10am to Midday 
4 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: 
  • Take Photos and Edit Them
  • Download Apps
  • Time Saving Devices
  • Read Books and Magazines
  • Stay in Touch With Your Family On The Go
This series of six two hour lessons will give the best use of this new technology and will help you get started using the iPad and getting the most out of your tablet experience. This course cover everything a new user will need to know, including a tour of the iPad/Tablet and lessons on 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 

Meeting House
What's on in August 2016
Tuesday 30th August to Saturday 10th September
Vanessa Smith
Frances Dale
Marion Sawl
Stephanie Hobhouse

Four artists exhibiting together for the first time. They each have their own interpretation of the way in which they perceive their environment through the mediums of acrylics, oils and ceramics. The artists' love of colour and their sensitive response to their chosen subject-matter combine to make this exhibition a visual delight.

Textile Expressions

Monday 12th Sept to Saturday 1st October

Textile Expressions is a group of textile artists who regularly exhibit together both nationally and internationally.  Each artist has evolved their own individual approach and method of working to produce wall hangings and framed or sculptural pieces. 

Each piece may combine fabric, thread and stitch with print, paint, mixed media, woven metals, dyes and inks; it may be purely decorative, express feelings, convey a message or pose the question, "What if?" 

Inspiration comes from all quarters: the group draws on the past, present or future, on travels and different cultures, or on maps and landscapes to create work that is richly expressive.


Friday 23rd September at 8.00pm
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)
and his
Tickets £22 (£35 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460  54973
"Fun jazz of the highest quality"
  This is the best known of the UK's mainstream jazz small groups, and it has won the UK jazz Award in this category an amazing eight times.  Most of its members are regular visitors to Ilminster, with the exception of Digby himself and trombonist Chris Gower.  They are a fun loving bunch and the music they play clearly reflects their mood.  This will be an evening of happy jazz that you would want to dance to if we had the space.

JAZZ -Dominic Howles & his Septet
Friday 30th September at 8.00pm
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)

Dominic Howles (double bass), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Steve Fishwick (Trumpet), Jamie O'Donnell (alto sax), Josephine Davies (tenor sax),  Nick Tomalin (piano), Matt Fishwick (drums).
Tickets £15 (£28 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
An extremely accomplished, modern/contemporary band with a polished, all round sound, very much in the same vein as some of the popular bands of the 50s and early 60s such as the Miles Davis sextets and the Gerry Mulligan septet/octet.  Playing standards and their own compositions, their music is very accessible, with a good swing to it, and will greatly appeal to our modern jazz audience.


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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