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Events Diary

July 2015
Tuesday 14th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Chairman's Walk -

Chairman's Walk - A walk from the Chairman's house, Northmoor Cottage, North Hill Road to Greenaleigh and Burgundy Chapel. 4 miles. Bring boots and outdoor clothing. GR 968471
Distance 2 mils, fairly level partly n tarmaced path. Walking boots required.

Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: GR 968471
Contact: Chairman: Duncan 01643 702788

Thursday 16th
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 18th
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 raffle and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!

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

Sunday 26th
Porlock Horse Show

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
More Information: http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk

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
More Information: porlockchurch.com

August 2015
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

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

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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