‘Discovery’ Children’s Writing Competition Results

The Children’s 500-word Short Story Competition organised by Siobhan Casson of the YCAA has proved to be such a success that we are planning on doing it again next year. The standard of imagination, vocabulary and story-telling was exceptional this year. A budding author, winner Harry from Keinton Mandeville Primary school thrilled the judges with…

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Dance School raises £500 for YCAA

The Helen Laxton School of Dance has once again supported the YCAA by donating £500 from their Everybody Dance 2022 show. It was a pleasure to see young dancers fulfilling their dreams by dancing on the fabulous stage of the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil. Helen has been teaching dance and performing arts for something like 30…

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Children’s Short Story Competition Winners

Thank you to all the local pupils who entered this year’s Children’s Short Story competition.  We’ve really enjoyed reading your work. The Winners The winner is a Year 5 pupil from Keinton Mandeville Primary School and the two runners up are pupils attending Birchfield Primary School (Year 5) and Preston C of E Primary School…

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Mini-Saga Competition Winners 2021/22

The YCAA and Western Gazette pre-Christmas Mini-Saga writing competition was once again a popular challenge for established writers and for those of you who attempted it for the first time. This year the word to play with – ‘HOLD’ – has so many uses in our language that it can be used, as playwrights and…

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Yeovil International Literary Prize 2020 Now Open!

Yeovil International Literary Prize is now open for entries. Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association and now in its 17th year, Yeovil International Literary Prize provides an opportunity to enter four very different categories.

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YCAA Grants to young people studying the arts

It’s hard having a dream to become a book illustrator, or be involved in film making, but with hard work and commitment and a little help from people like you who donate and the YCAA charity, it can be achieved.

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