Wessex is a flourishing branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild and has about 30 members. We are a group of enthusiastic sugarcrafters of all abilities, from beginners to the more experienced, and we are always delighted to see new members and visitors to our meetings. Based in South Dorset, our members come from Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland and surrounding areas.
We meet every month (except July ) In December we usually meet for a Christmas meal. We have a wide variety of demonstrations which show all aspects of the art of sugarcraft. These are given by local, national and international demonstrators. We also have occasional workshops, so that members can enjoy a “hands on” experience and have the opportunity to have professional tuition in a particular skill.
The evening takes the form of a short business meeting followed by a demonstration or mini workshop. We have a break for refreshments and informal chat.
The annual subscription, which is due in March, costs £31.50 of which £24 is the National levy and £7.50 goes to Wessex branch .Wessex tries to raise funds throughout the year to supplement the Branch income, as the cost of obtaining experienced demonstrators from across the country is very expensive. This helps to keep the Branch subscription at a low level.
There is a door fee of £2.00 per month, including refreshments and there is also a monthly raffle. Visitors entrance fee is £4.00
The Branch secretary writes a monthly newsletter which is distributed at the meeting.
We also have a very keen group of Cygnets, aged from around 7 to 18, who do some excellent work while having a lot of fun. They too, are delighted to welcome new members and visitors.
CHAIRMAN – MARION BISSELL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SECRETARY – JENNY FARWELL
PROGRAMME SECRETARY – JEAN DUNCAN
CYGNETS – EVE HANNEY
We meet at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH HALL, LITTLEMOOR, WEYMOUTH, DORSET DT3 6SJ
On the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm
CYGNETS meet at ST.PAUL’S CHURCH HALL,
ABBOTSBURY ROAD, WEYMOUTH DT4 0BJ
on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Wed 26th June 2019 Sandra Bartlett – Rice Krispies & Marshmallows
July NO MEETING
Fri 2nd Aug – Dorset Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Purbeck School, Wareham
Tues 6th Aug
Wed 28th August Sue Rudge – Succlents
Wed 25th Sept Janet Pavey – Autumnal Theme, Honesty & Chinese Lanterns
Wed 23rd Oct Alan Manship – Caskets & Sunflowers
Wed 27th Nov Ursula Brown – Cocoa Painting, Mini Workshop
December NO MEETING
Wed 22nd January Merril Archer – Camellias
Wed 26th Feb TBA
Wed 25th March Ann Pickard – TBA
Wed 22nd April Carolyn Harvey – Something for Fathers Day
Wed 27th May AGM
Sat 15th June Moulding/discuss Dorchester Show Entries
Sat 20th July Pauline Williams Demo.
August NO MEETING
Sat 21st Sept Marzipan Xmas Cake or cover dummy & plan Design
Sat 19th Oct Sugarpaste Xmas cake. Make decorations
Sat 23rd Nov Complete Xmas cakes
Sat 21st Dec Fun morning/Display of Xmas cakes/
Coffee & Mince Pies
Notes 1. Please note the above programme is subject to change at short notice.
2. Not all dates are 3rd Saturday of the month