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Events in Porlock
July 2015
Tuesday 14th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Chairman's Walk -

Chairman's Walk - A walk from the Chairman's house, Northmoor Cottage, North Hill Road to Greenaleigh and Burgundy Chapel. 4 miles. Bring boots and outdoor clothing. GR 968471
Distance 2 mils, fairly level partly n tarmaced path. Walking boots required.


Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: GR 968471
Contact: Chairman: Duncan 01643 702788

Thursday 16th
Quiz Night with John Thorne

Quiz Night in aid of Dovery Manor Museum. Light refreshments will be served during the break. BAR and Doors open from 7pm. START promptly at 7.30pm


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £5.00
Contact: 01643 863117

Saturday 18th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Summer Show:

With floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a raffle and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!


Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £1 (members of the Society and children free)
Contact: Contact telephone: 01643 863074
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Enjoy a pleasant day out in the delightful setting of the West Luccombe field - the venue for the Porlock Horse Show with Dog Show in the afternoon. Entry forms and more details on website http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk


Time: 10am onwards
Venue: West Luccombe Field
Price: see website

Friday 31st to Monday 3rd August
Porlock Flower Festival ~ St Dubricius Church

This beautiful old church is decked with flowers for the weekend. Refreshments are available in church at most times.
More information: porlockchurch.com


Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock
Price: Free - Donations welcome

August 2015
Sunday 9th
Porlock Country Fair

Stalls, activities, side-shows and country craft displays in the lovely setting of Porlock Recreation Ground. Children's Races, Fun Dog Show,Falconry Display, Classic Cars and much, much more. More information to follow.


Time: 12 noon to 5pm (gates open 11.30am)
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground
Price: tbc
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Friday 28th
An evening of Song and Story

Tom and Barbara Brown return to Porlock with an evening of Song and Story entitled "An Exmoor Garland", celebrating all that is Exmoor, from pixie hunting to the Pony Fairs.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £6.00
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

September 2015
Saturday 5th
Porlock Carnival- 30th Anniversary

A traditional village carnival with floats, bands and walking particpants.
Can be viewed along as they parade along along the High Street
Presentation of prizes at Porlock Village hall at 7pm
More details to follow


Time: Parade starts 6.00pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free

Saturday 12th
Smugglers Run

Amended date.
Teams of smugglers try to evade and outwit the excisemen while carrying barrels across Porlock Marsh! Fun for all - spectators and participants - fancy dress optional. The teams will leave the Top Ship in Porlock at noon and finish up at the Bottom Ship in Porlock Weir.


Time: Noon at Top Ship, Porlock
Venue: Porlock and Porlock Weir
Price: Small fee for competitors, Spectators FREE

Thursday 17th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

Voyage to the South Atlantic and Antartica - Extracts from a journal. An illustrated account by retired Diplomat, Sir Roger Carrick.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - £1; Non-members - £3
Contact: Secretary: Peter 01643 863398

Friday 18th to Saturday 19th
Stacked Wonky Dance LIBERATOR Episode 5 Porlock Marsh

The seed idea for Liberator links to the crash of an American bomber on Porlock Marsh in 1942. Only one person survived. Liberator is a series of 5 performances in Porlock Vale,culminating on Porlock Marsh


Time: 6pm
Venue: Porlock Marsh
Price: Adult £5; Under 18s £3. Minimum age 5
Contact: 01643 862023 (information only)

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of autumn gardens in and around the village over this weekend.


Venue: Porlock
Price: £5 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Sunday 20th
Porlock Hill Climb Bike race

More details to follow


Venue: Porlock

October 2015
Saturday 10th
Ada Lovelace Day - 200th Anniversary

The Visitor Centre and Porlock have a close connection to Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) who is often referred to as the world's first computer programmer. Her birth date, 15th October, is celebrated widely around the world.


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tbc
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

Award winning folk singer, songwriter and recording artist Ange Hardy presents an evening of songs centred around the Coleridge Way.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: TBA
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - AGM andTalk

Annual General Meeting, preceded by a talk by Hugh Thomas on 60 years of the National Park

Refreshments .


Time: 7 pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - £1; Non-members - £3
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 24th
Porlock Apple and Cider Day

Apple pressing, stalls, displays. More details to follow


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2015
Thursday 19th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Branch - Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner at Lutterell Arms, Dunster.
Further details and booking form with AGM mailing


Time: tbc
Venue: Dunster
Price: tbc
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd
Exmoor Christmas Gift Fair

Gifts by local craftsmen & women, many different handmade items including objects not available elsewhere. Plus demonstrations and home made cakes and lunches, refreshments all day.


Time: 12-6pm on Sat, 10-4pm on Sunday
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Miss A Gregory - 07929600412

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th
Porlock Santa Festival - Christmas Shopping Weekend

Building on previous Santa Festivals in 2013 and 2014 we aim to make Santa Festival 2015 even more fun. More details nearer the time. Be creative and make a themed Santa. Santas will remain on display throughout the festive season where possible


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Village

December 2015
Saturday 12th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping

Saturday evening-Village shops and other amenities open.
Further details to follow


Time: 6 - 9 pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

March 2016

An evening of traditional Persian food, song and Irania, a 90 minute theatre event for village halls, part thriller, part cookery lesson, this is a tale of a family working out how life will be in the future.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8.00 adult early bird ticket, £5.00 for children under 16yrs
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

Events in Exford
July 2015
Wednesday 29th
Bogtastic 2015

Following on from last year's successful event which was attended by more than 300 people, Bogtastic 2015 takes place on Wednesday 29th July from 10am to 4pm in and around Simonsbath. This free to enter event is a family fun day to celebrate Exmoor’s wildlife, moorland and heritage with many activities and displays. In Simonsbath, the River Barle flows past the historic water-powered sawmill, under the old stone a bridge and by a meadow, along a beautiful moorland valley. Here you can play games and find out about the river's wildlife - fish, otters, birds, bats and creatures you've never seen - it's a great place for a picnic too. Take a minibus up the hill to where the larks sing at Blackpitts and explore the bogs full of flowers and mosses. Try the bogstacle course and find out more about these amazing peatlands with the Exmoor Mires team. Simonsbath has a cafe, pub, accessible toilets and car parking. Bring your wellington boots and dress for any weather - there is shelter in case it tries to rain. See you at the welcome tent! Visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or www.facebook.com/ExmoorMires for updates.


Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Simonsbath
Price: Free
Contact: David Rolls (Moorland Education & Outreach Officer) 01398 322164
Email: DRolls@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

August 2015
Saturday 29th
Exford & District Flower Show and Fete

SHOW MARQUEE, TEAS, RAFFLE, PRODUCE STALLS AND GAMES FOR ALL THE CHILDREN. no dogs


Time: 2 pm
Venue: Exford Village Green
Price: Free admission
Contact: 01643 831634

Sunday 30th
EXMOOR FOXHOUNDS SUPPORTERS CLUB

TERRIER, LURCHER AND KENNEL CLUB COMPANION & FAMILY DOG SHOW

View Programme


Time: GATES OPEN AT 12.30pm CLASSES IN ALL RINGS BEGIN at 2.00pm
Venue: MELCOMBE, EXFORD TA24 7LU by kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. C. Kirby
Price: GATE CAP - DONATION
Contact: Myra Ellicott 01643 831500
Email: stay@stockleighexford.co.uk

Events in Timberscombe
July 2015

West Country Night Out
Friday 17th July @ 7:30 (doors 7:00)
Timberscombe Village Hall

A relaxed, intimate concert evening, with Tom and
Barbara Brown, which explores the rich, and diverse
song traditions of the South-West peninsula.
From classic folk songs to modern writing, the songs are
set in context with humour, harmony and skilled musicianship
that make the time simply fly by. A relaxed, fascinating and
entertaining show with sentiment (rather than sentimentality)
and with a deep affection for the area it portrays.
Admission £6:00
Tickets available from 9th June from:
Timberscombe Post Office 01643 841225
or Tel; 01643 841803
Bar and Tea/Coffee
Presented by Umber Music as part of the ENP Lynmouth Pavilion Project


Time: 7.30pm doors 7pm
Venue: Timberscombe Village Hall
Price: £6
Contact: 01643 841803
Email: la.webb@btinternet.com

Events in Winsford

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Events in Dunster
July 2015
Sunday 12th to Friday 17th
Exmoor Painting Holiday

A 5 night residential artists workshop led by qualified and experienced tutor Lynda Appleby, who will take you out each day to Exmoor locations to collect resources for painting to develop later. Package includes 5 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, picnic lunches, all technical help and transport the locations.


Time: all day
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: from £495.00 per person
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

Friday 17th to Monday 20th
Jazz Weekend in Dunster

A 3 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break with great jazz entertainment each evening from West Country band John Shillito's Select Six, who play traditional jazz in the New Orleans Style. A different programme each evening after dinner until 11.00 pm.


Time: all day
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: from £215.00 per person
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

August 2015

A free performance of choral singing and light classical orchestral music, singers and musicians from the Yarn Market Hotel's annual Music Week. Please contact the hotel on 01643 821425 for the venue and exact time. All are welcome to come and listen.


Time: lunchtime
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

October 2015
Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th
Railways of Exmoor Weekend

A residential weekend to explore three railways of Exmoor. Includes a day rover ticket for the West Somerset Railway, an excursion to Lynton and Lynmouth for the Cliff Railway and Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, with a scenic tour over Exmoor. Inclusive package for either 2 or 3 nights accommodation, dinner and breakfast, transport and tickets.


Time: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: £225.00 to £300.00
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

November 2015

A concert of choral singing with a Christmas theme, performed by singers from the Yarn Market Hotel's A Cappella weekend. Admission is free and all are welcome. If you enjoy singing residential and non residential places are available to join the choir for the weekend.


Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, TA24 6RY
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

December 2015
Wednesday 30th to Saturday 2nd January 2016
John Shillito's New Year Jazz Break

A residential break to see in the New Year with great jazz entertainment from John Shillito's Select Six, who play in the New Orleans and Dixieland styles. A different programme of great music each evening after dinner until late. 3 night package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast and all entertainment and optional day time activities.


Time: 9.00 am to 11.00 pm
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: £325.00
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

January 2016
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st
Folk Dance and Snowdrop Weekend

A 2 night residential Folk Dance workshop with music from The Weston Country Dance Band and caller Ray Goodswen. Includes a trip out to Exmoor's snowdrop valley. Package includes 2 nights full board including Sunday lunch and all dances and transport to Snowdrop Valley.


Time: 9.00 am to 11.00 pm
Venue: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF
Price: £170.00
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

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