Wessex

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

CHAIRMAN – MARION BISSELL  (mabissell@hotmail.com)
SECRETARY – JENNY FARWELL
PROGRAMME SECRETARY – JEAN DUNCAN
CYGNETS – EVE HANNEY

Branch Meetings

We meet at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH HALL, LITTLEMOOR, WEYMOUTH, DORSET DT3 6SJ

On the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm

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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

PROGRAMME

Programme
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

2020

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
TBA

 

CYGNETS PROGRAMME

2019

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