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Literary Prize Results 2017

Congratulations to the winners in the four categories! Full details and report here: Yeovil Literary Prize 2017 Results.

Young Children's Story Competition Results 2018

Congratulations to the winner Cody Southern, with our two runners up being Imogen Teare and Edith Clarke. There were also seven Highly Commended stories. All 10 winners received Waterstones book tokens, with their winning stories being displayed in the children’s section of Yeovil Waterstones.

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Results: YCAA Children’s Short Story Writing Competition

Sponsored by the Western Gazette and Waterstones

The YCAA Children’s Short Story theme for 2018 was #only joking.

All the shortlisted entries were judged by the children’s author and storyteller Beth Webb, who also gave a talk with some valuable advice to our winners.

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An Evening with Damien Lewis

Thu 12 April 2018 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Yeovil From Old Photographs

Thu 17 May 2018 7:30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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The YCAA Children’s Short Story Writing Competition 2018

Sponsored by the Western Gazette and Waterstones

Think you can write for one of 10 prizes?

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YCAA Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Wed 28 March and Wed 4 April 2018 09.30-12.30

Yeovil Library

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An Evening with Lynda Kettle

Thu 15 March 2018 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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The Dance Factory and YCAA presents Dance! Dance! Dance!

Fri 9 March 2018 7.00pm

In The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Cookbook Author, Christine McFadden

Fri 9 March 2018 10.00am

Brimsmore Gardens, Tintinhull Road, Yeovil

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An Evening with Dr Francis Burroughes

Thu 15 February 2018 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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The Winter Impromptu!

Thu 23 November 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Yeovil Literary Festival 2017

Thu 26 October to Sun 29 October

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YCAA 2017 Man Booker Evening

Thu 5 October 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Tue 1, Thu 8 and Thu 22 August 2017 09:30-12.30

Yeovil Library

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The Dorset Foodie, Christine McFadden

Thu 20 July 2017 10.00am

Brimsmore Gardens, Tintinhull Road, Yeovil

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The Big Arts Quiz

Thu 15 June 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Nick Fisher

Thu 11 May 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Mike Penn - Automotive Art

Thu 13 April 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Come along and enjoy a raffle for tickets to the Haynes Motor Museum as the prize.
"We would like to thank the Haynes International Motor Museum for donating a prize. For those of you that do not know of the Museum it offers a fantastic day out for families and motorcar enthusiast alike. There will be some leaflets available on the night at the Johnson Studio."

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YCAA Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Tue 4 and Thu 13 April 2017 09:30-12.30

Yeovil Library

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An Evening with Dr Francis Burroughes

Thu 16 March 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Baking and Making Competition

Tue 14 March 2017 3.00pm

Brimsmore Gardens, Tintinhull Road, Yeovil

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An Evening with Kit Glaisyer

Thu 16 February 2017 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Young Children's Short Story Competition

Fri 10 February 2017

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A Winter Impromptu!

Thu 24 November 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Yeovil Literary Festival 2016

Thu 20 October to Sun 23 October

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YCAA Literary Dinner With Jason Goodwin

Thu 20 October 2016 7.00pm

In the Manor Hotel, Yeovil

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The YCAA 2016 Man Booker Evening

Thu 6 October 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Tue 2, 9, 16, 22 August 2016 12.30pm

Yeovil Library

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Costumes and Textiles with Bethan Murray

Thu 16 June 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Helen Laxton presents Dance! Dance! Dance!

Sun 12 June 2016 2.30pm and 7.00pm

The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Cake Off and Summer Tea Party

Tue 24 May 2016 3.00pm

Brimsmore Gardens, Tintinhull Road, Yeovil

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Growing for Gold with Steve Fox

Thu 12 May 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Pam Zinnemann-Hope

Thu 14 April 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Amanda Boyd

Thu 17 March 2016 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Impromptu!

Thu 26 November 2015 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Literary Dinner With Lesley Pearse

Tue 28 October 2015 7.00pm

In the Manor Hotel, Yeovil

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YCAA 2015 Man Booker Evening

Thu 8 October 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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The YCAA presents Musicals

Thu 10 September 2015 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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The YCAA presents Charles Frederick Worth

Thu 14 May 2015 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Poetry & Music

Thu 12 March 2015 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Jazz in The Johnson Studio

Thu 19 February 2015 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Impromptu!

Thu 27 November 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Man Booker Evening

Thu 9 October 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Marianne North

Thu 11 September 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Katherine Crouch

Thu 15 May 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Len's Lens

Thu 13 March 2014 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA & Waterstones Man Booker Evening

Thu 3 October 2013 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Literary Dinner With Santa Montefiore

Thu 19 September 2013 7pm

In the Manor Hotel, Yeovil

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An Evening with Jason Goodwin

Thu 23 May 2013 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Mary O'Shea

Thu 11 April 2013 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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An Evening with Annie Freud

Thu 14 February 2013 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Christmas Musical Café with David Walton

Thu 29 November 2012 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA & Waterstones Man Booker Debate 2012

Thu 4 October 2012 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Michael Brown, author of Moonlighting

Thu 13 September 2012 7.45pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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A YCAA Café with Some Bridport Poets

Thu 24 May 2012 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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A YCAA Café with Sister Act

Thu 19 April 2012 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Radio 4 Producer Cherry Cookson

Thu 16 February 2012 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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A Festive Café

Thu 17 November 2011 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA and Waterstone's Man Booker Prize Debate

Thu 6 October 2011 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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A YCAA Café with Stephen Davis

Thu 15 September 2011 7.30pm

In the Johnson Studio at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Do you enjoy reading a good book?

Our Lunchtime Book Group is free, friendly and relaxed – all are welcome.


WE ARE LOVING OUR NEW VENUE

We are the same happy group of readers in the Lunchtime Book Group, reading brilliant books; we meet in the Lounge at Westlands where there are comfy chairs, drinks, light lunches and cake available to buy. Or, bring your own lunch and talk books from 12 noon until 2pm.


New readers are very welcome at this free book group. See the dates below and some of the suggested books. Others may be nominated as the year progresses..

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 13 March 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"A Whole Life" Robert Seethaler
"Baltimore Boys" Joel Dicker

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 10 April 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"Birdcage Walk" Helen Dunmore

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 8 May 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" Gail Honeyman

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 12 June 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"Reservoir 13" Jon McGregor

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 10 July 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"New Boy" Tracey Chevalier

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 11 September 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"The Good Thief Guide to Amsterdam" Chris Ewan

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 9 October 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

A book from the Man Booker Short List

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 13 November 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"Stazi Child" David Young

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 11 December 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"The Piano Cemetery" Jose Luis Peixoto

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 13 February 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"The Knot" Jane Borodale
"Occupied" Joss Sheldon

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 9 January 2018 (from 12 noon)

In the Lounge at Westlands, Yeovil

"The Hare with the Amber Eyes" Edmund de Waal
Discussion based on our Secret Santa presents

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 12 December 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"The Grand Duchess of Nowhere" by Laurie Graham

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 7 November 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"Sweet Caress" by William Boyd

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 10 October 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

As many "Man Booker Short Listed Novels" as can be read before brain freeze sets in!

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 12 September 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"Cousins" by Salley Vickers

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 18 July 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 13 June 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"When She Was Bad" by Tammy Cohen

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 16 May 2017 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

"Outside the Box" by Sue Yockney

YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 13 September 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Tue 21 June 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 17 May 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 26 April 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 22 March 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 23 February 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 26 January 2016 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 15 December 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 24 November 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 20 October 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 22 September 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 25 August 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 28 July 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 23 June 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 19 May 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 21 April 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 17 March 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 17 February 2015 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 9 December 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 11 November 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 7 October 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 9 September 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 22 July 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Tue 17 June 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Tue 13 May 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Tue 22 April 2014 (from 12 noon)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 11 March 2014 (12 noon to 2.00pm)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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Tue 11 February 2014 (12 noon to 2.00pm)

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 14 January 2014 12 noon

In the Café/Bar of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 3 December 2013 12 noon

In the Café/Bar of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 5 November 2013 12 noon

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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YCAA Lunchtime Book Group

Tue 8 October 2013 12 noon

In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

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