Click on a card below for more information about each Christmas event
SPOT THE ODDITY
Spot the Oddity Competition involves looking in the shop windows in Stalbridge. In each window is a numbered card. An ODD OBJECT (one which you would not normally expect to see in this window) has been carefully placed. All you have to do is to write down on the competition form what the odd object is. Competition forms will be available to pick up from the Community Information Office in Hub@Stalbridge, Station Road from Saturday 2nd December, when the Hub will be open from 9.30am to 12 noon. You can also fill in the competition form online if you want to use your smartphone to do the competition . The online form will be available to fill in on Saturday 2nd December by clicking on the card opposite.
PLEASE NOTE: The competition begins on the 2nd December. All entries must be returned to The Hub by Thursday 4th January
Christmas Fayre and Cafe
The Hub@Stalbridge are hosting a Christmas Fayre and Cafe on Saturday 2nd December from 10.00am to 12.00 noon
There will be plenty of stalls from charities and local organisations, so plenty of lovely things to see, and of course a Christmas Cafe will run for the 2 hour fayre ( or until all the cakes run out!)
The following groups have stands: SCARS, Calum Young, Anne Harris (Childrens Charity), Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance), Sandhills , Stalbridge Brownies, & Wincanton Rangers
So please pop in to the Hub@Stalbridge, just off Station Road and support our local good causes.
Christmas Tree Festival & Crafts
Stalbridge Congregational Hall are hosting their annual Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday 2nd December from 10.00am to 12.00 noon in the Congregational Hall, Station Road, Stalbridge.
Christmas Trees Decorated by Local Groups will be on display and there will be stalls, activities and crafts.
MULLED WINE & MINCE PIES WILL BE SERVED!
TEA WITH SANTA
Come and have Tea with Santa at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 2nd December.
This Family Tea Party is from 3.00pm - 5.30pm. Santa Claus will be arriving at 2.45pm. Tickets costing £1 are available from Williams Florist in Station Road.
There will be a Bar and some great entertainment from Stalbridge 'Home-Grown' talented artistes!
Nativity Fancy Dress! £10 prize for best dressed Adult and Best dressed child.
Please note that due to limited numbers tickets must be purchased in advance.
Elaine Korman and Friends
For 10 years now, Elaine Korman has been presenting a Christmas concert of talented musical artists at the Congregational Church in Stalbridge. This 10th Anniversary concert promises to be a wonderful night of music and entertainment, with special guests Russian Soprano Maria Danishvar, Mezzo Soprano Arabella Heaton, Brenda Clerci, John Turner and many talented young musicians. The concert runs from 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd December.
No tickets are required. All donations will go to the Ben Tickner Treatment Fund.
Elaine Korman was pianist to the Opera Ballet at Covent Garden until 1966 when she left to undertake coaching and other work in the establishment of a Chamber Opera and Opera Training School in Vancouver. Since returning to England she has been resident with the Opera Ballet at English National Opera. She also takes pupils in piano playing and gives private singing coaching. She is secretary of the Robert Stolz Society. Since moving to Dorset in 1986 Elaine has worked with Dorset Opera, Sturminster Newton Choral Society, Mere Choral, Wincanton Festival, Stalbridge Players and Sturminster Newton Pantomime.
Fly the Stalbridge flag for summer 2017
Stalbright have commissioned a Stalbridge flag based on a Watercolour design by local Stalbridge artist Tony Wood.
We have purchased and mounted 20 of these which are being flown in the town as a celebration of summer on the run up to our Sunday Funday on the 9th July.
This year they have been supplemented in number by Dorset flags and as a phased project we will add more Stalbridge flags each year.
We hope you find that they brighten the town and show someone cares about it because we certainly do.
Stalbright AGM Monday 15th May
Spotlight On Commerce in Stalbridge
As part of our ongoing Spotlight On Commerce objectives we would like to let local business know about the Northern Dorset Local Action Group . They work across North Dorset awarding grants from the Rural Development Programme at a local level.
One of 80 Local Action Groups (LAGs) in England, they are delegated to allocate project funding to rural businesses and community groups to help them create jobs, help businesses to grow or benefit the wider rural economy. Click on their icon to view their web page.
On-going funding available watch this space for the next round.
Formed from The Stalbridge Lights Group, STALBRIGHT is the new Stalbridge events organisation, based in The Hub@Stalbridge in Station Road. It plans to promote Special Events in Stalbridge, including the popular Sunday Funday and Stalbridge Christmas Celebrations. More information about the group will appear on this page in the next few months and regular posts to the news pages of this site and the community website will appear, promoting the group and its activities. If you would like to get involved in the group please contact Town Clerk, Tracey Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a newly formed group of volunteers, dedicated to promoting community spirit and co-operation amongst the towns residents, organisations and businesses we hosted a Stalbright Spotlight on Commerce event. this was on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at the Hub between 7 & 8.30pm . This evening was an opportunity for members of the business community to socialise in a relaxed atmosphere and maybe swap thoughts and ideas on the future of business and commerce in Stalbridge. We delivered over 100 invitations to local businesses.
This Year’s event, built on the success of previous events, was bigger and better than ever. Family entertainment included a 40 ft. inflatable truck assault course, crockery smash, inflatable cash grab and skittle alley courtesy of Stalbridge Scout Group. There were some beautiful classic vehicles on display and the fun dog show was a huge success with classes for the waggiest tail and best fancy dress cartoon character. Throughout the event visitors were catered for with a BBQ, Bar, Pimms tent and homemade teas, and there was a mini festival atmosphere with entertainment on the ‘Spire Stage’. The event was a great success and Stalbright would like to thank everyone who was involved and supported the event. Stalbright will be supporting the next great event in Stalbridge, the annual ‘Soap Box Derby’ hosted by the Stalbridge Hall Fundraising Committee at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 24th September. Watch this space for the fantastic Christmas events they will be hosting in Stalbridge