Events

Premier Cru – 6-piece band raising money for Matt Hampson Foundation

Coming soon to Whissendine: a great 50s, 60s and 70s night out with Premier Cru, a 6-piece harmony band, at the Village Hall. Keep the date free: Saturday 14 October. Tickets are £10 (call/text 07955 213327) with money going to the Matt Hampson Foundation.

By | 2017-08-31T15:20:42+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Events|

Gordon Haskell performing live in Whissendine

On Wednesday, 15th February the legendary Gordon Haskell will be performing at Whissendine Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are an incredible £10 each and will be limited, so reserve yours now to avoid disappointment! Gordon’s career spans many years and during the late 1960s he moved from Dorset to London and, for a brief [...]

By | 2016-12-01T10:31:13+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Events|

St. Andrew’s Church Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre 2016

Saturday November 19, 2016. 10am until 4pm A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new. A wide selection of books to browse and purchase. Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain. Tea, coffee & biscuits.

By | 2016-10-28T22:16:33+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Church, Events|

‘The Wind of Change’ and ‘Burst Tyre’ – get your tickets!

STARS 2016 present two one-act plays: 'The Wind of Change' by Tracey Dene Powell and 'Burst Tyre' a comedy by Jim Sperinck Venue: Village Hall Date: 7.30pm Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 2016 Tickets: £6 (concessions £5) available from Mace Store, White Lion Inn or Tracey Dene Powell (Whissendine 437)

By | 2016-09-10T14:32:45+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Events, STARS|

St. Andrew’s Church Quiz Night

Come and join us for a Quiz Night. Saturday 24th September. 6:30pm start. St Andrew's Church, Whissendine. Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet. £10 per team, maximum of 4 people. Please book in advance, contact Alex & David Martin email: quiz@rutlandmartin.plus.com or call Whissendine [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:55+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Church, Events|

Fishes Club – Calling All Kids!

St Andrew’s Church Fishes Club is starting again following the summer holidays. Join us on Sunday 18th September at 11am for the first get-together then every week at 11am! Come and join us for a variety of learning, craft and fun activities for children of all ages. Either come along and meet us at the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:40:20+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Are you concerned about Ambulance Response Times in Rutland?

Ambulance response times in Rutland remain a concern. The East Midlands Ambulance Service has agreed to a Rutland Listening Event to explain what it intends to do to address the situation, and to hear from the people of Rutland. This is your opportunity to make sure the voices of Rutland people are heard. Details of [...]

By | 2016-07-13T15:39:21+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Events|

Village Party 2016 (a Feast Week event)

Saturday 9th July 2016 7pm till midnight at White Lion Inn Curry & Pudding plus Live Music from THE MOONLIGHTS Raffle with many prizes to be won. Play “Heads n’ Tails” for a chance to win a major prize. Tickets @ £17.50 each, available from: The White Lion (Whissendine 233) Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381) Graham [...]

By | 2016-06-20T17:00:48+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Scarecrow Competition (a Feast Week event)

First Prize £20 of Amazon Vouchers! Make a scarecrow to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday and Feast Week. It can be anything to do with the Queen - corgis, castles or members of her family. Please have all your scarecrows out by Saturday 2nd May and let Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381, email) know where your [...]

By | 2016-06-20T16:56:38+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Royal Duck Race (a Feast Week event)

Buy a duck and you could win £25! Ducks will be released into the brook at the White Lion Inn on Thursday 7th July at 6:30pm Ducks available at £1 each from The White Lion and from: Graham Bysouth (Whissendine 226) Trevor Kettle (Whissendine 032) Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381) Dave Wragg (Whissendine 512) Linda Arnold (Whissendine 645) Mark [...]

By | 2016-06-20T16:50:38+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Hue and Cry!

A Call from the High Sheriff of Rutland to the Good People of the County to raise a Hue and Cry in Oakham High Street on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May 2016. In keeping with the ancient right of the Sheriff to call on Good People to assist in apprehending Criminals and Villains. And in [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:57+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Events|

Report on Murder Mystery at the Village Hall

The village hall was filled with laughter from the moment that the players from the Little English Theatre appeared. A wonderful night's entertainment followed when the audience had to determine "whodunnit". Various clues were "bought" "sold" and “stolen” and prizes awarded to the table that correctly identified the culprit, along with a prize for the [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Events|

Pop up Clinic and Dementia Awareness Session

There will be a Pop up Clinic and Dementia Awareness session being jointly held by Citizens Advice rutland and Rutland Community Agents in Whissendine Village Hall. All are welcome to attend. 17th May between 1.30 and 3.30 in the village hall.

By | 2016-05-06T09:18:30+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Events|

Murder in the Village Hall: ‘Deadly Diamonds’ murder mystery

We join the slimy local solicitor as he gathers all of the village to hear the contents of Lord Dingleberry's will. All of his late lordship's friends, enemies and ‘acquaintances’ are here: his crinkly, crotchety old widow; his rather flamboyant and keen valet; his beautiful American PA; and the town's dusty old undertaker, along with a few chosen members of the village. [...]

By | 2016-03-18T14:36:24+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Events|

Market Overton Burns Supper Report

A Burns supper was once again held at Market Overton Village Hall for the 36th continuous year. We had a very successful evening celebrating the Scottish poet with fine food, inspired speeches and an entertaining musical interlude, all followed by some most enjoyable ceilidh dancing. It was lovely to see many from Whissendine and we hope to be able [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Events|

Guinness World Record Pub Quiz

The White Lion Inn's monthly Quiz on 1st February has been cancelled - the next Quiz is 7th March - due to the Guinness World Record Pub Quiz being held on the 7th February. Anyone can form a team from a single person to a maximum of 6 in a team. Each team must have [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:01+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Events, White Lion Inn|

Make your breakfast count with Fairtrade

ANN’S ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING ‘Make your breakfast count with Fairtrade’ in aid of FAIRTRADE and PARKINSON’S on THURSDAY 3rd MARCH from 10am until Noon Please book tickets @ £3.50 from Ann Edmunds Tel Whissendine 279 or email Ann Bacon or mushroom butties, and FT orange juice and coffee served FAIRTRADE GOODS ON SALE

By | 2016-01-14T17:49:50+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Events|

Puss in Boots – tickets on sale

This year's pantomime is "Puss in Boots". Performances are in the Village Hall on Friday 5th February at 7:30pm and on Saturday 6th February at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. This is a traditional pantomime, fun for all the family. Tickets on sale from the village shop from the first full week in January.

By | 2016-01-15T14:11:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Events, General news|

St. Andrew’s Church Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre

Hunt for bargains at the Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre to be held at St. Andrew's Church, Whissendine, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 21 November. There is a large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some, interestingly, not so new. Also available is a wide selection of books to [...]

By | 2015-10-08T15:26:30+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Church, Events|

Whissendine Pastel Group Art Exhibition & Open Day 2015

Whissendine Pastel Group Art Exhibition & Open Day will be held on Sunday 11th October 2015 10am to 4pm in Whissendine Village Hall. FREE ENTRY REFRESHMENTS AND RAFFLE. Leicester artist Ian Risely will be donating a demonstration picture as a raffle prize. Contact Ian on 0116 2888272 or visit his website www.morethanpastelportraits.com Artwork including prints [...]

By | 2015-08-30T07:08:46+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Events|

Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Car Boot Sale

Thomas and Charlie, students at Whissendine C of E Primary School, with the support of Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Partnership are organising a Car Boot Sale. All monies raised from the pitch fees will be donated to The Air Ambulance. The event will take place on Sunday 13th September at Burley Road Car [...]

By | 2015-08-26T08:51:41+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Events|

Rutland Ride & Stride 2015

Rutland Ride & Stride is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county's beautiful and ancient church buildings. Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Activities for kids, Church, Events|

Barn Dance

Come and join us at the village Barn Dance on September 12th 2015 at Whissendine Sports Club. Live Music will be provided from the popular local band Govannen. Tickets are £12.50 and include hot food. Phone Linda 01664 474645 or Trevor 01664 474032 for details / tickets. Also see our barn dance poster for details.

By | 2015-08-24T21:05:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Events, Whissendine Sports Club|

Mack & Mabel @ The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Wednesday 25th November Seats £38.00 Leaving 5.30pm Coach fare to be added. Please contact Pat on Whissendine 606 for further details   The following synopsis is taken from The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, website: Direct from its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, the dazzling Broadway musical comedy Mack & Mabel stars double Olivier award-winning Michael [...]

By | 2015-08-13T12:32:59+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Events|

Barrow Boys and Bankers (trip to London)

On Tuesday 13 October 2015 (note the new date), there will be a 'Barrow Boys and Bankers' village trip to London. Following a lunch there will be a guided walk around Spitalfield and Whitechapel to see how trade was during the previous centuries and including some to the Jack the Rippers murder sites (one hour). [...]

By | 2015-08-13T12:24:05+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Events|

Preview Evening: Whissendine Flower Festival 2015

Whissendine Flower Festival 2015 @ St Andrew's Church will hold its annual Preview Evening on Friday 28th August (£7.00, includes a glass of wine and canapés, tickets from Mace shop) Please note the Flower Festival 2015 takes place on Sat 29 August, Sun 30 August & bank holiday Mon 31 August (10.30am to 5pm), free [...]

By | 2015-08-05T11:31:07+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Church, Events, Flower Festival|

2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet

Over thirty cars, a dozen bikes, a truck and a tractor put in an appearance at the 2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet, held at the Sport Club. Families picnicked on the grass and those not driving enjoyed a drink from the open bar on a warm July evening.

By | 2015-07-09T18:36:04+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

2015 Feast Week Scarecrow Competition

The Whissendine Feast Week committee invited folk to make an American-themed scarecrow. A prize of £25 was on offer to the winning scarecrow (or the family who made it). We think that there were 9 entries across the village, and we managed to get pictures of 8 of them. Many apologies if we have missed [...]

By | 2015-07-09T17:14:00+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Rutland Radio broadcasting live from Mace village store, Friday 3 July

Join Ram and has team from 7am on Friday 3 July 2015 as they play host to Rutland Radio, who will be broadcasting live from Mace village shop. Share your stories about Whissendine's Feast Week. All are welcome!

By | 2015-06-30T12:41:56+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, Mace village shop|

Results of the 2015 Whissendine 6ix

Congratulations to all the runners, marshals and event organisers for a fantastic 2015 Whissendine 6ix Road Race. A full list of runners and times can be downloaded from the official Whissendine 6ix Road Race website. The 2015 race was won in 30 minutes and 55 seconds by the 2014 winner Tim Hartley. In second place, [...]

By | 2015-06-29T11:23:26+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

The Stuart Robinson Band live in Whissendine

Grantham's very own Big Band will perform live at Whissendine Village Hall during Feast Week in aid of village funds. Come down to the village hall on Saturday 27 June to enjoy swing classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and many more. Get your tickets (£8) from Mace village [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Events, Feast Week|

Cottage Teas in aid of Whissendine Flower Festival Funds

‘Cottage Teas’, the usual pre-festival fund-raising event for the Whissendine Flower Festival will be held at ‘Lantern Cottage’, 77 Main Street, on 20th June between 2:30 and 4:30pm.

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:10+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Events, Flower Festival|

Table Top Sale to raise money for charity

Saturday 2nd May, 1-3 pm @ Whissendine Sports Club RAFFLE - TEA & CAKE Tables cost £7 each call Jane on 07787 860199 to book. The table top sale is to raise money for syringe drivers which give essential pain relief in palliative care. These magic machines cost £1391 and not enough are readily available. [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:13+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Events|

Garage Sale

You may have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week. As part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your unwanted things? If [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Whissendine Flower Festival

Whissendine Flower Festival in aid of St Andrew's Church, August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015. If music be the food of love and flowers speak the language of love what better theme could there be for our church flower festival than 'MUSIC' ? In a riot of colour, flower arrangements will depict music in many of [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Events, Flower Festival|

Charity head shaving for Headway and Help for Heroes

Former Whissendine resident Mitchell Jackson is appealing for villagers to help sponsor his mother-in-law's charity head shave on 4 July 2015! Rachel will be shaving her head at the Railway Inn in Oakham in order to raise money for the charities Headway and Help for Heroes. Please donate now and help Rachel raise a massive [...]

By | 2015-04-03T16:19:04+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Events|

Open your garden during Feast Week?

As part of the Feast Week activities this year we are hoping to run the successful Open Gardens event, a little earlier this year on the 28th June. I will be getting in touch with those who took part two years ago, but it is always a delight to have new gardens – would you [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:15+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week|

For the diary: Whissendine Safari Supper 2015

A date for your diary: this year’s Safari Supper will be held on Saturday 13th June. Everybody is welcome. We gather in the gardens of the Old Rectory from 6.30pm for a relaxed evening in great company, strolling through the village to enjoy a delicious starter and main course at two different venues, finally returning [...]

By | 2015-03-21T18:08:37+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Events|

Notice of Whissendine Allotment Association AGM (2015)

All plot holders and interested parties are welcome to attend. Last opportunity to meet with the Treasurer to pay the annual rents so please bring along your cheque books or cash if you haven’t already paid! Date: Friday, 17 April 2015 @ 7:30pm Venue: Village Hall

By | 2015-03-21T21:29:40+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Events, General news, General notices|

Bangra Night 2015 photos

Thanks to Ram Odera of Mace village store for organising the village Bangra Night again this year. Five hundred pounds was donated to Rainbows and money was raised for the Sports Club. Volunteers from the Sports Club manned the bar and cleared up while the rest of the village slept. Their impromptu rendition of The Village [...]

By | 2015-03-22T13:54:39+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Events, Mace village shop, Whissendine Sports Club|

Good Friday Activity Morning for Kids

Reverend Janet Tebby invites all children in Whissendine and surrounding parishes to join her for Good Friday Activity Morning at St Andrews Church, Whissendine, on 3 April from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be a film, crafts, songs and lots of other activities going on for children as we explore the story of [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Whissendine St. Andrew’s Church Spring Mini Bazaar and Book Fayre

Come along to the Whissendine St Andrew's Church Spring Mini Bazaar and Book Fayre. Saturday 21st March between 10am and 4pm. A large variety of goods will be for sale - with many new additions and some (interestingly) not so new. A wide selection of books will be available to browse and purchase. Tea, coffee [...]

By | 2015-03-21T16:54:27+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Church, Events|

The Houghton Weavers 40th anniversary tour @ St Andrew’s Church

The North’s favourite entertainers The Houghton Weavers are back by request to St Andrews Church, Whissendine. The Weavers have been going strong since 1975 cutting their teeth in local folk clubs and in that time have never wavered from their original motto of “Keep Folk Smiling”. Since then they have enjoyed non-stop success, and together [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Events|

Annual Parish Meeting 2015

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at Whissendine School on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 8pm. Full agenda details for the meeting can be viewed here. All residents of Whissendine are encouraged to attend the meeting. This is your chance to meet the Parish Council and air your concerns about village matters. The minutes of [...]

By | 2015-03-19T10:41:11+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Events, Parish Council|

Fancy yourself as a general knowledge genius?

There are only 3 tables left for the 8th Annual Marie Curie Quiz Night at The Three Horseshoes, so register fast to reserve a table! There will be the usual 10 (very cosy) tables of 4 available, at £20 per table and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 10th place! The quiz [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:17+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Events, Three Horseshoes|

World Book Day 2015

Today, 5th March 2015, is World Book Day and kids at Whissendine Primary School are marking the event with a fun book swap. Residents of Whissendine looking for a good read are encouraged to visit St Andrew's Church on Main Street, where they can borrow or buy books from a wide selection of fiction and [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:17+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Events, Rutland County Council|

Book your seat now for the Whissendine – Jurassic Coast trip!

JURASSIC COAST, DORSET Tuesday/Wednesday 12th/13th May Tuesday: Kenilworth Castle (English Heritage : £7.20) Lacock Abbey and village (National Trust) Accommodation: Premier Inn, Dorchester £55 per person sharing twin room £87 single (includes dinner and breakfast) Wednesday: choice of Lulworth Cove, Bovington Tank Museum (£11) or The Vyne palace, Basingstoke (National Trust) Coach fare to be [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:17+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Events|

Cinders, The true story

Well, now you know – Cinderella didn’t go to the Ball in a golden coach transformed from a pumpkin by the Fairy Godmother but on a golden skateboard transformed from a sausage by the Hairy Godmother! Thanks to everyone who came along to see the true story of Cinderella as told by David Tristram in [...]

By | 2015-02-25T22:46:53+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Events|

Become a racehorse owner … for a night

Bid to become an owner and enjoy a flutter on each race. Licensed Bar. 6 exciting races - hotpot supper included! First race 7.30pm, Sat 28th Feb at Whissendine Village Hall. Tickets £7.50 in advance only, from Mike Dickinson (474611), Graham Bysouth (474226) or the Village shop.

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:21+00:00 February 7th, 2015|Events, General news|