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Events in Porlock
September 2014

Join us for an intriguing evening finding out about life at the BBC with former News Editor Gordon Randall. Refreshments available. Hosted by Porlock Vale Horticultural and Home Industries Society.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2
Contact: Secretary: 01643 863074

Saturday 6th
Porlock Carnival

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

Sunday 14th
Smugglers Run

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

Wednesday 17th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

'I never imagined my dream of flying would come true'. A talk on paragliding by Richard Osbourne

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - £1; Non-members - £3
Contact: Committee Member: Maggii 01643 863544

Sunday 21st
Porlock Hill Climb Bike Race

More details to follow

Venue: Porlock

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th
Porlock Arts Festival Weekend

More details to follow or visit

Time: Various
Venue: Porlock and surrounding area.
Price: Various

October 2014
Saturday 11th
Ada Lovelace Day

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.
More details to follow

Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tbc
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150

Wednesday 15th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - AGM andTalk

Annual General Meeting, preceded by a talk by David Smith on the Exmoor Mires Project.

Refreshments .

Time: 7 pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - £1; Non-members - £3
Contact: Chairman: Duncan 01643 702778

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th
Dovery Manor Museum - Museum Players

The Museum Players will be telling Porlock stories from WWI. The Museum Solar, 7:30 pm. The Home Fires. Admission £5, includes wine and canapés.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Dovery Manor Museum - Solar
Price: £5

Porlock's own community orchard is a very special place; come along and hear Bob Looney's fascinating account of how hard labour and dedication turned it from a forgotten corner to a local gem. Refreshments available. Hosted by Porlock Vale Horticultural and Home Industries Society.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2
Contact: Secretary: 01643 863074

Saturday 25th
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 2014

A fast moving comedy full of mishaps and misunderstandings, specially commissioned for rural touring. Tickets from Porlock Visitor Centre in October and Over 12yrs only

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8.00 adults, £5.00 children/students
Contact: Rosalinde Haw 01643 863117

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM of the Porlock Vale Horticultural and Home Industries Society.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free
Contact: Secretary: 01643 863074

Thursday 20th
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 863372

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd
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. Huge Christmas Draw each day in aid of Porlock Visitor Centre and Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance.

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

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th
Porlock Santa Festival - Christmas Shopping Weekend

Building on our first Santa Festival in 2013 we aim to make Santa Festival 2014 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 2014
Saturday 13th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping

Saturday evening-Village shops and other amenities open.
6.00pm St Dubricius School Carols
6.30pm Carol Singing by the Village Tree
Musical Entertainment with Bill Ells & Friends at the Old Car Museum
Walking Carol Singers
West Somerset Morris Dancers
Porlock Panto players
Jack Frost & Snow Queen lluminated Stilt Walkers
Window Competition

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

January 2015
Sunday 18th
Wedding Fair

A Wedding Fair based in and for West Somerset, with a host of local suppliers: Dresses & Suits, Make-up & Hair, Flowers & Photos, and more all displayed in a superb venue, in fact, everything you need for a great village wedding.

Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free
Contact: R Haw

Events in Exford
August 2014
Saturday 23rd
Exford & District Flower Show and Fete

Schedules from Mrs. Moira Jones 01643 831233 Entries by 16 August

Time: 2 pm
Venue: Exford Village Green


View the Flyer

Venue: MELCOMBE, EXFORD TA24 7LU by kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. C. Kirby
Price: Parking free: Entry fee £1 per entry in the ring. Gate cap - donation
Contact: 01598 741 112 for Schedule

Events in Timberscombe
September 2014
Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th

Heritage Open Days
13th/14th September
Open 10.00 to 17.00
Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Spinning Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe
Price: Free Admission but donations welcome.

Events in Winsford

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Events in Dunster

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