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Late addition to St George's Church on Saturday evening of Candlelight. Talholme Consort a local Recorder Group will be playing in the Church from 7.15 to 8pm. Do join them for Christmas Music and a carol or two. There is an earlier Choir, Exe Valley Voices at 6pm on the Saturday and on Friday a Group of friends from Minehead Choral will be singing at 6pm and an Acapella Group called Dynamix at 7.15.

Foxes Academy will be making lanterns the Friday before Candlelight and the following week the pupils of Dunster Primary School will be making their lanterns. As many pupils as possible will be carrying their lanterns in the procession on the Friday night at 6.30pm. This is a new later time for the lantern lighting procession and it will be just on the Friday night.

On Saturday the Sutton Household soldiers bring their flaming torches up West Street through Church Street arriving in the High Street at about 7pm

Soon we will be making the decorations to go hang around the Yarn Market. Being such an ancient and special monument we can only tie the decorations on to the struts. The Christmas Tree should arrive sometime during the weekend before Candlelight.

Candlelight Information Centre will be in the Yarn Market until about 3.30pm when it will move to it's own Gazebo just above the Yarn Market.

Don't forget to visit the Hospice Chocolate Tombola in their Gazebo in West Street.

The Sutton Household soldiers will be in West Street too. Don't forget to visit the Tithe Barn through the village Gardens in Church Street. There will be a hog roast in aid of the Hospice in the Tithe and the Scouts will be doing Pancakes. There is also Pizza and lots of entertainment.

Several musical groups will be performing at Dunster Castle on the hour on the Friday night and there are a couple of timings on the Saturday night. Pick up a time sheet from the Candlelight Information Gazebo for more information and buy a programme to let you know what else is happening at the Castle.

2016 went really well. The weather was good everyone seemed happy and hopefully we have made a good amount for St Margaret's Hospice. Almost £7,000 was handed over to St Margarets

The residents of the village entered into the Candlelight spirit with lots of candles and a tableaux or two in the windows. We really are very grateful to them.

The BBC sent a team from Songs of Praise to film various happenings at Candlelight and was shown in December.

The procession with the fantastic illuminated Deer was brilliant. Dunster village school carried the Lanterns they had made and so did Foxes Academy. The Dunster WI made the tabards worn by the young people and local artist Emma Bradshaw designed and stencilled the candle motif.








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