We now stock picture cards by Ben Meek, local young photographer. Ben's pictures capture the natural beauty that surrounds us with a unique artistic perspective. Why not browse our cards during your next visit to the shop? We particularly like to encourage local talent and we really like Ben's photos of the beautiful area we have the privilege to live in.
Hurricanes are rare inStogumber. Unlike the snow in the USA we are merely having rain and winds here yet the more subtle impact is that more people stay at home and snuggle up. Quite understandably. For us its a chance to clean shelves and rearrange shelves and remind ourselves how grateful we are for village life. Everything is quiet.
At the beginning of the new year (Happy New year by the way) we at the shop put some dates in our diary of the events that will happen in the village such as:
June 25-26 Gardens open where villagers open their gardens to the public and the whole village comes alive
September 2-4 Stogumber Festival where classical music as well as folk music figures and established as well as new artists entertain.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The shopwindow shows of some of our local makers to enhance our commitment to local. If we purchase items locally it is helping money to circulate and be spent locally investing in the talents amongst us . As you are no doubt aware Christmas is around the corner and local gifts are around the corner: knitted items, aprons, bags, chess set, boxes, wooden toys......
Come and join us in fancy dress for the Halloween Hoedown at the village hall on Saturday the 31st October at 7.30. Tickets available from us for £10.00 per person.Includes supper.
Two events coming our way in October for which tickets are available in the shop. First is the Titfield Thunderbolt on the 8th October in the village hall at 7.30pm which is going to be a fabulous evenings entertainment. Details can be found here.
And the second event is Ange Hardy's stop on her ' Along the Coleridge Way' tour on the 10th October at 7.30pm,not to be missed.
After the summer we longed for, after it appeared briefly, and swiftly went we face the mellow autumnal days with mists, and the odd sunny day that prompts walks in the surrounding countryside.
Our shop leaflet has now been delivered to 4000 households in the area and we look forward to welcoming new faces in the shop.
the accordion sounds waft in the air that the Stogumber Festival is about to start. the buzz is beginning to take hold. Its palpable. If you are coming to take part, welcome.
Then watch out for our shop leaflet to drop through your letterbox if you are living in the area giving you a flavour of everything we can provide locally. It even has a gift inside.
As the Stogumber Festival will take place at the end of this week, the shop window reflects what is happening. Come and see. Photo courtesy of B.Walker
After a week holiday we are getting ready for the next festival in Stogumber the Stogumber Music Festival. Decorations are being put up, lots of doorstep cleaning in order to provide the renowned Stogumber welcome. Apart from the fantastic paid perfomances for which tickets may be available still, there will be dancing, music and some activities free of charge so that a tight budget need not be an obstacle to enjoying the atmosphere on the day. And a new feature this year is the Food and drink showcase. Don't hesitate come and join us.