Dance Fit classes started in January 2018 in Market Overton Bowls Club. All are welcome to learn simple dance routines for fun and fitness. For more information, please call Judy on Whissendine 087.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Whissendine [...]
White Lion Inn will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on 29th September at 9am - 11.30am. Any donations of cakes would be appreciated. If you could bring the day before that would be wonderful. Yolanda & Chris, White Lion Inn
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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.
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 [...]
Handmade Curtain and Cushion Sale Designer Fabric Remnants Fri 9 Oct 9am - 4pm Sat 10 Oct 10am - 4pm Rutland Curtains 21 Main Street, Whissendine (next to CP Hatton, opposite the school)
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 [...]
August Bank Holiday 29-31st August. From 10am Adults £3.00, kids under 12 Free. See the poster for more details.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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). [...]
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 [...]
Can you play an instrument, sing a song, tell a joke or read a poem? Then give us a call and register your spot. It's open mic night @ White Lion Inn on 20th August 2015, 8.30pm.
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.
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 [...]
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!
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, [...]
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 [...]
‘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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Baker Street are performing live at White Lion Inn on Saturday (4 April) at 8pm! Come down and enjoy the fun.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015 IN AID OF ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH An open meeting has been arranged for Monday, 16th March, at 7:30 pm, in the Lady Chapel to discuss this year’s Flower Festival which will, as usual, take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The format will be as in previous years - Preview Evening [...]
White Lion Inn is now taking bookings for Mother’s Day Carvery on March 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Three courses for £18.99 (adults). For more information and to book a table, enquire at White Lion Inn.
Keep Saturday 14 March 2015 free for shopping at the WI's Spring Craft Fair to be held at Whissendine Village Hall from 10 am till 3pm. Join in the raffle and enjoy some tea, coffee and homemade cakes, all in aid of the WI. So, what kind of crafts can you expect to see at [...]
Keep the evening of Saturday 14th March free for Bangra Nite at Whissendine Sports Club! Indian Food, Dancers, Bar, Music, Dancing Proceeds to Rainbows and Sports Club Tickets £22 OR: Buy a table of 10 for £200 From Mace Village Shop or Linda Arnold (Whissendine 645)
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.