‘Wonderful’…’a fantastic evening’s music’….’magical’….’I was spell bound’- just a few of the many enthusiastic responses made by the audience at the end of an evening of top quality music created by Heartsrings’ Arty, Nollaig, Maire and Chris at Portesham’s latest Artsreach performance.

The four talented musicians engaged warmly with the audience, playing a range of beautiful music, with humorous and entertaining chatter between tunes. The audience came from near and far, some travelling to listen again, and many attracted by the promise of such delightful music. Thanks to everyone who came along to support the evening. The next Artsreach performance at Portesham village hall will be on Wednesday 11 July (the day before the Olympic torch passes through the village) when Bowjangles will be performing.

Bowjangles combine expressive musical skills with classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. This stunning show harks back to the good old days of Music Hall Variety, when talent was truly multi-dimensional.

Further details and ticket information to follow at a later date.

LENT Safari lunches continue with the Methodist church in Portesham hosting today, Monday 19 March at 12 noon with soup and bread rolls being served.

A REMINDER that at Easter, lilies in remembrance of friends and family will again be displayed in the St Peter’s Portesham. If anyone would like to contribute please contact Liz Draper on 01305 871316.

THE last day to book for the Royal British Legion branch lunch is tomorrow, Tuesday 20 March. Please contact John Perry on 01305 871346 for more information. The lunch will take place at 12 noon for 12.30pm on Friday 30 March at the village hall.

The quarterly RBL branch committee meeting will be held in the Ron Doble room at the village hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 March and on Monday 16 April the branch membership are invited to join the Ladies section when “Coast Watch” will be the theme for speaker, Graeme Gemmill, also at the village hall.

There are still some seats available for the 8 day tour of Northern Portugal from 13 to 19 May, run in aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal and the local Portesham charity, Dors to India. Contact Des Baker on 01305 267617 or aveswood@sky.com for details.

THE King’s Arms pub continue their packed calendar of events with an Italian night on Saturday 31 March, followed the next day, Sunday 1 April with an April Fool’s quiz (for teams of 4) with Dave at the bar, beginning at 8pm.

Also from Sunday 1 April the pub will be open all day throughout the Summer with lunch, to include paninis, pasties and sausage rolls, served from 12 noon to 3pm; pantry service with cream teas, cakes, paninis and pasties from 3pm to 6pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm with a la carte specials and traditional pub favourites.