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Events Diary

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

Friday 16th
Ange Hardy sings " Along the Coleridge Way"

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
More Information: www.angehardy.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
Thursday 17th
The Iranian Feast - Farnham Maltings Theatre Company

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
More Information: www.farnhammaltings.com

 

Other Events

For events in neighbouring villages as well as those in the Vale of Porlock see the Porlock Community website

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