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Events in Porlock
July 2015
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
Monday 3rd
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Friday 7th
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

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

Monday 7th
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Friday 11th
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

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

Monday 21st
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Friday 25th
Discover Porlock Walks

All these guided walks will start from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 am, are free (donations to Care Moor) and will follow the same route taking approx 2 hours. The walks are billed to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay Landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.


Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Start at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE but donations for Care Moor appreciated
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

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
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

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Events in Winsford

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Events in Dunster
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

September 2015
Thursday 10th to Wednesday 20th July 2016
Blooming Flutes Flute Choir

For flute players of all ages. Grade 3 standard minimum. Weekly rehearsals during term time with several performance opportunities within the community. Warm welcome to all. Individual lessons also available.


Time: 6.45pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Dunster
Contact: Sue Fletcher DipABRSM 01643 821394
Email: Sue@flutetuition.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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