Top of Dunster, Somerset page
Find Dunster on the Map

Events Diary

Events in Porlock
June 2016
Friday 3rd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Sunday 5th
Taize Service

Meditative service, with singing, organised by Churches together in Porlock.


Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Methodist Church

Saturday 18th
St Dubricius Church Fete

St Dubricius Church Fete
Saturday 18th June
2pm
Rectory Garden
Stalls and refreshments.
Everyone welcome.


Time: 2pm
Venue: Rectory Garden

Thursday 23rd
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - A Bespoke Evening Tour of the Castle

A Bespoke Evening Tour of the Castle visiting areas not normally open to the public - led by David Moore.
National Trust Members £5; others £19. Maximum Group size 20. Booking by phone to Events Secretary essential before 15 June. Cars may be parked up by Castle Entrance. If you wish to partake of an optional meal after the visit, please confirm when you book.


Time: 5.45 pm
Venue: Dunster Castle Front Door
Price: National Trust Members £5; Others £10
Contact: Events Secretary - Pauline Clarke 01643 863586

Friday 24th
Talk 'Across Country Country for Cancer Care' by Roger and Marian Brown

We'd like to invite you to join us at The Top Ship, Porlock between 7 and 9pm to hear about our walk. We will have walked 346 miles from Boston (Lincs) to Barnstaple to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Roger and Marian Brown


Time: Between 7 and 9pm
Venue: Top Ship Inn, Porlock
Price: Donations for Macmillan Cancer Support very welcome

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of gardens in and around the village over this weekend
A wide variety of gardens will be open - large and small, wild and tamed - most of them never normally open to the public! Some will have refreshments, plant sales, raffle or other attractions on offer. Money collected from ticket sales will be donated to charity. Unfortunately no dogs please.

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Porlock
Price: £6 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 30th to Sunday 3rd July
Weirfest

An opportunity to sample some of the many beers available at the annual Porlock Weirfest


Venue: Porlock Weir

July 2016
Friday 1st
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 7th
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 9th
Porlock Marsh Wildlife Adventure Day

More details to follow


Venue: Porlock Marsh
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Saturday 9th
Wendy' Walk ... or maybe a bit of a wander!! in aid of Polycystic Kidney Disease

A walk through the village, across the marsh to Bossington and back via Villes Lane to mark the 20th anniversay of Wendy's kidney transplant and to raise awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease


Time: 2pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: FREE -Donations for PKD can be handed in at Visitor Centre

Saturday 16th
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 book stall, a raffle, and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!

No need to book - just turn up


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

Wednesday 20th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Visit to the Bakelite Museum, Williton

Visit to the Bakelite Museum, Orchard Mill, Williton.
Follow Brown Signs to the Museum. Guided Tour available, depending on numbers. Tearoom for afternoon tea after visit.


Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Bakealite Museum, Orchard Mill, Williton
Price: £5
Contact: Events Secretary - Pauline Clarke 01643 863586

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

August 2016

St Dubricius Flower Festival
For four days the church is filled with flowers by members of the church and village. There will be organ, piano, and other live instrumental and choral music, and light refreshments will be available. There is one step into church [ramps available], and one further step within the church.
More information: www.porlockchurch.com
No need to book - just turn up


Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock. TA24 8QT
Price: Free - Donations welcome
Contact: 01643 862284

Friday 5th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

The ever popular Country Fair with great arena attractions, a range of craft and trade stalls, hog roast, beer tent, things to do for all ages, childrens races, family/fun dog show, demonstrations of rural crafts. Free parking.

Enquiries welcome from craft & trade stalls contact ivor.d.jones@gmail.com.

More volunteers are needed to help on the day, if you are happy to assist for a few hours please contact Mike Dyer on 862850 or Jane Thicknesse on 863474.


Time: 11.30-5.00
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground
Price: £3.00 Adults, Children Free

Comedy sketch show from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Real Ale bar from 7pm, pre booked suppers £3


Time: 8pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall. TA24 8 QD
Price: Early bird ticket £7 per person; £8 on the door
Contact: 01643 863117

As part of its current UK tour, the quick-fire satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity is coming to Porlock and will be performed at the Village Hall on Friday 19 August.

Written and performed by Private Eye contributor Richard Kelly, From Here to Absurdity comprises 90 minutes of original comedy sketches that recall the hey-day of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe. It has already performed at innumerable venues across the country and has headlined at both the Edinburgh Fringe and Chicago Sketch Festivals.

Kelly will be joined on stage by Ashley Hern, formerly of the Oxford University Revue, and Lucy Simons, a stand-up comedienne familiar to audiences in the north-west of England. In the course of their set, the Absurdity trio will skewer numerous features of everyday life, including (to quote the cast) “death, divorce, dysentery, dementia and devolution”. Those with a hatred of political correctness and senior managers are also likely to find something amusing.

So if you fancy live comedy that’s a bit different to stand-up, Porlock is the place to be on the 19th August. The show starts at 8pm, advance tickets are £7.00, £8.00 on the door.
from Porlock Visitor Centre, 01643 863150, or Rosalinde or wegottickets.com.
Real ale Bar from 7.00pm, light supper with advance tickets only £10.00
Further details of the show can be found at www.2absurdity.co.uk.


Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £7.00 in advance, £8.00 on the door
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

September 2016
Friday 2nd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 3rd
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

Wednesday 7th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk - " Shady Ladies and Sun Seekers"

"Shady Ladies and Sun Seekers" a talk by Mary Benger


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Thursday 8th
In Coleridge's footsteps to Culbone -Guided Walk

Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this circular 6 miles walk along the most recent section of the Coleridge Way to Culbone Hill and down to England's smallest church at Culbone. Steep hills and probably muddy underfoot, you will be rewarded with spectacular views. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing. Dogs on leads welcome. No need to book, just turn up.


Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Weir car park TA24 8PD (parking fee)
Price: No charge - small donation appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335

Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

Steve Mewes, Consulting Manager of Tidal Lagoon Power, will talk about 'Tidal Power generation in the Severn Estuary'


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

October 2016
Wednesday 5th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - AGM and Talk

Annual General Meeting, preceded by a talk entitled 'The Life and Work of a Country Vicar' by Barry Priory

Refreshments .


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

Saturday 8th
Ada Lovelace Day - 200th Anniversary

In celebration of Ada Lovelace's remarkable life this is an Afternoon With Inspirational Women with speakers from a variety of fields describing their own paths to success and achievement. The afternoon includes a cream tea. Booking essential


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8 QD
Price: £8
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

Saturday 29th
Porlock Apple Day

Celebrating the humble apple in all its glorious forms with demonstrations of old and new juicing techniques; Apple-centred goods, food and drink for sale; and activities for all the family.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2016
Thursday 24th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Branch - Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner at Northfield Hotel, Minehead
Further details and booking form with AGM mailing


Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Dunster
Price: £22
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th
Porlock Santa Festival - Christmas Shopping Weekend

Building on previous Santa Festivals in 2013 and 2014 we aim to make Santa Festival 2016 in a even more fun Be creative and make a themed Santa. Santas will remain on display throughout the festive season.
A special Christmas Shopping weekend in the village with a while and then you have a fun Santa trail for all the family to explore. Many of the shops will be have extended opening hours and whilst you're browsing will you be able to find all the Santas and which will you vote the best?
Location: Porlock High Street
No need to book - just turn up


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Village
Contact: 01643 863150

December 2016
Saturday 10th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping

All the shops will be open late and full of festive cheer! Come and find some great present ideas, sample the delicious food and drink on offer, and enjoy the street entertainment!

No need to book - just turn up


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

Thursday 15th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert by The Exmoor Carollers and Bell Ringers.
Open to members and the general public, by £5 ticket, includes refreshments.
Profits will be donated to support the work of the Exmoor Society


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock Village hall
Price: £5
Contact: Events Secretary - Pauline Clarke 01643 863586

Events in Exford
August 2016
Saturday 27th
THE EXFORD FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW & FETE

Show Marquee, Teas, Raffle, Stalls,
Bouncy Castle, Children's Sports Presentation of cups, Auction of Produce, Play & Picnic Area TONE VALLEY JAZZ BAND from 1 pm


Venue: Exford Village Green
Price: Free admission
Contact: ANNA CONNELL 01643 831634

Sunday 28th
TERRIER, LURCHER AND KENNEL CLUB COMPANION & FAMILY DOG SHOW

Showing Classes, Qualifiers, Champion Terrier £50, Champion Lurcher £30, Racing, Agility, Gun Dog Scurry, BBQ,
Homemade cakes & Tea Tent


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: £1 per entry in the ring. Gate Cap donation
Contact: Myra Ellicott 01643 831500

Events in Timberscombe

Sorry, no events are listed.

Events in Dunster
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

June 2016
Saturday 25th
Guided Walk 'Avill Valley Vistas'

Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk 'Avill Valley Vistas'.A steady climb from the Avill Valley to the Grabbist Hill ridgetop is rewarded with stunning views of Dunkery and North Hill and across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Following the ancient track, the views continue before making our way down to Wootton Courtney and following level tracks back to
Timberscombe. 4 hrs/8 mls.
Meet: Outside The Lion Inn, Timberscombe GR 962422 TA24 7TP


Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Venue: Outside The Lion Inn, Timberscombe GR 962422 TA24 7TP
Price: No charge. A small donation is appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335
Email: info@exmoorsociety.com

July 2016
Friday 15th
Dunster Walkabout Guided Walk

Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this guided walk 'Dunster Walkabout'
An easy 2.5 hour / 2.5 mile walkabout to see and hear
about some of the fascinating things in Dunster that the
normal tourist misses. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.


Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Venue: Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Price: No charge. Small donation appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335
Email: info@exmoorsociety.com

October 2016
Tuesday 4th
Guided Walk 'Discovering Dunster's Hidden History'

Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk Discovering Dunster’s Hidden History. A fascinating and easy-going walk around Dunster village
looking at its historic buildings and secret places. About 1.5 miles.
Followed by optional tea in the village.
Meet: Dunster Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
TA24 6SE


Time: 2 - 4.30pm
Venue: Dunster Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Price: No charge. A small donation is appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335
Email: info@exmoorsociety.com

Bottom of Dunster, Somerset page
Dunster Somerset ~ Dunster Exmoor ~ Holiday Accommodation Dunster ~ Clubs in Dunster ~ Dunster Parish Council ~ Things to Do Dunster ~ Places to Stay Dunster ~ Dunster Activities ~ Dunster Events ~ Dunster Business Directory ~ Map of Dunster ~ Dunster Classified Ads ~ Dunster Accommodation ~ Dunster Self Catering ~ Hotels in Dunster ~ Dunster Bed and Breakfast