Revival - Theatre at the Museum (Part 2)

Revival - Theatre at the Museum (Part 2)

In March work starts on the second production for the Priest’s House Museum Revival project to celebrate the reopening of the museum at the end of July.

Saturday 14th March from 10 am – 4 pm

The work starts here!  We will start to develop the second phase of  the Priest’s House Museum project, by looking at significant objects from the museum and developing themes and ideas for performance spaces and routes. 

at Wimborne Methodist Church Hall, 4A King St, Wimborne BH21 1DY

Rehearsals start in April
Below is a list of possible rehearsal dates which will be finalised when we know people’s availability. The dates are provisional and subject to confirmation from the PHM on the performance dates, access to the PHM etc.  If you want to be involved, please let Tuppy know as soon as possible.

Thursday Rehearsals from 7 – 9 pm
30th April 2020
7th May 2020
14th May 2020
21st May 2020
4th June 2020
11th June 2020
18th June 2020
25th June 2020
2nd July 2020
9th July 2020
16th July 2020
23rd July 2020
Weekend Rehearsals Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
11th & 12th July 2020
18th & 19th July 2020
25th & 26th July 2020


Exploring the Rivers

Exploring the Rivers

As part of the research and development phase of our new project about the role and associations of rivers in Wimborne, members visited the flooded River Allen last week,  walking from Walford Mill to the town centre on the look out for suitable locations.

On  Saturday 8th February (1.30 – 4 pm) we will meet to consolidate our thoughts on sites and themes and clarify an outline for the river project.

Venue:  Wimborne Methodist Church Hall, 4A King St, Wimborne BH21 1DY


Creative Mapping

Creative Mapping

At the workshop in November 24, WCT members explored ideas about the meaning special places have for us as individuals, globally and locally, and why.

From the wilds of Antarctica to the clear waters of the River Allen, we each revealed a particular memory.

This process of creative mapping is the first stage in planning themes and ideas in the development of the next production for 2021. We will be making a funding application for the new project in 2020.


Fundraising Skittles on 12th February

Fundraising  Skittles on 12th February

It’s back in a new venue!
WCT’s fun Skittles Evening 

on Wednesday 12 February 2020

at Colehill Sports & Social Club, 108 Wimborne Rd, Colehill, Wimborne BH21

Doors open from 7.30 pm  First ball at 7.45 pm

Prizes for the winners, a raffle and much more

Entrance fee £5 per person (pay WCT on the door)

No food this year but crisps and snacks are available at the licenced bar.

For further details and bookings

contact 01202 884201 or

Quiz Evening 

Around 50 people attended the Quiz Evening at Colehill Sports and Social Club on November 6th and over £300 was raised for WCT funds. Thanks to everybody who came along to support us and, particularly, to Jeff and Tony for acting as quizmasters, Stewart for raising lots of money in the raffle and Clare for co-ordinating the food and producing a delicious buffet.

Our next fundraising events will be …

WCT Summer Fundraiser on Friday June 26, 2020
Annual Quiz Evening on Wednesday 11th November 2020

More details to follow – save the dates!



Looking Forward to 2020 & Beyond

Looking Forward to 2020 & Beyond
Millstream Theatre and Wimborne Community Theatre’s joint workshop on Saturday November 9 explored objects for the Revival part 2 production at the Priest’s House Museum in July.

Amazing what you can do with a mosaic      fragment and a Victorian camera!



If you missed it, catch up at our next session on Sunday afternoon November 24th. Everyone welcome!


Sunday, November 24, afternoon only  1 – 4 pm (Methodist Hall)

A session to explore new ideas for a new project, with new themes and new location.

Members’ Christmas Party on Friday 20th December from 7.00 pm

Keep the date free!  This year the party will be at Jeff & Barbara’s house,
39 New Borough Road, Wimborne BH21 1RB.

All members and partners are welcome.  More details nearer the date.

Revival - Theatre at the Museum

Revival - Theatre at the Museum

‘Echoes of the Past’, 2019 was commissioned by Emma Ayling, Director of the Priest’s House Museum and Gardens (PHM), to produce two commemorative events: one for the closing of the museum in June 2019 (Echoes of the Past), and one for the opening celebrations in 2020.

‘The Revival Project marks the next phase of the history of this Grade II* listed building, which has been standing in Wimborne for over 500 years, and ties in with the vision of the Museum’s founder Hilda Coles ‘…A ‘live’ museum – a centre of education and culture, continually changing its displays and appealing to children as well as adults’.

Our Revival Project will transform the access and facilities of the museum, provide some fantastic opportunities for volunteers in the coming months, and ensure the area’s heritage is shared more widely than ever before.”

 The Revival Project is being made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund with partnership funding from charitable Trusts and Foundations, local councils and businesses and the community.  Emma Ayling

For more information about Revival:

2020: WCT is beginning research and development of a second theatre event to commemorate the opening of the museum in 2020.