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Events in Porlock
July 2014

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

Thursday 31st
West Somerset Morris Men

West Somerset Morris Men will be performing in Porlock.
More details to follow


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock

August 2014
Friday 1st to Monday 4th
St Dubricius Flower Festival

This beautiful old church is decked with flowers for the weekend. There are recitals by local musicians, and an evening concert on 2nd August. Refreshments are available in church at most times.
More information: porlockchurch.com


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

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd
Go Wild in Porlock

Join us for an exciting weekend of discovery with walks, talks and many other activities. This event is suitable for all age groups and especially families. We will explore the varied habitats of Porlock Vale and find the fauna and flora that live here. From shingle ridge to high moorland with farmland, ancient woodlands and fast running streams - there are so many opportunities to discover something new. Car parking and toilets at the main venue. Please wear suitable clothing if taking part in a walk.


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free - donations welcome

Saturday 2nd
Go Wild in Porlock on 2nd August!

Come and join us for lots of nature filled fun including a wide rang of family activities including story telling, 'create a totem pole and quizzes. Visit the Village |Hall for the wonderful wildlife exhibition and display where you can look up close with a big microscope, see the world like a bug, learn about bees and be involved with a BioBlitz!


Venue: Porlock Village Hall, The Community Orchard, Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard

Saturday 2nd
Go Wild in Porlock on 2nd August!

Don't miss the fantastic flying display at the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre in Bossington where you can watch beautiful birds of prey whilst enjoying a cream tea


Time: tbc
Venue: Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, Bossington
Price: tbc

Sunday 3rd
Go Wild in Porlock on 3rd August! Wildlife Walks

Make the most of the beautiful Exmoor countryside and its wildlife by joining us on one of our wildlife walks.
10.30am Tres and streams. Meet at Horner Car Park
11.00am Wildlife on Porlock Marshes. Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre.
2.00pm Butterfly Walk. Meet at Bossington Car Park.
Please remember to wear appropriate footwear.


Time: 10.30am; 11.00am; 2.00pm
Venue: Various
Price: Each walk £2 per person. Children go free!

See posters nearer time


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock
Price: Free - Donations welcome

Sunday 10th
Porlock Country Fair

Stalls, activities, side-shows and displays in the lovely setting of Porlock Recreation Ground
More details to follow


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

Thursday 14th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Bossington and Lynch Walkabout

Meet in the National Trust car park at Bossington (charges apply for non NT members)for a leisurely walk to Lynch Mill where we will be shown around the mill by the owners. Light refreshments will be available.


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Contact: Treasurer: David 01643 862764

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
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

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 www.porlockfestival.org


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
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

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
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

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 wegottickets.com. Over 12yrs only


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8.00 adults, £5.00 children/students
Contact: Rosalinde Haw 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

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
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

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
Email: info9@pvh.org.uk

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

BBQ and TEAS; QUALIFIERS; CHAMPION TERRIER £50 prize
CHAMPION LURCHER £30 prize
TERRIER/LURCHER RACING

View the Flyer


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: Parking free: Entry fee £1 per entry in the ring. Gate cap - donation
Contact: 01598 741 112 for Schedule
Email: astra@stayfree.co.uk

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