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November 2019

Porlock Santa Festival

November 29 - December 31

See Porlock get in the festive spirit with its vast array of Santas displayed around the village. Local businesses, accommodation providers and eateries all join in the fun by making and displaying their own amusing Santa in the hope of winning top prize. Join the Santa Trail and see them for yourself! Time: All day and all night Venue: Around Porlock Village Price: Free Contact: Chris Gladstone 01643 862996

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Christmas Services in Porlock Vale

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - December 25 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday 30th Nov:  Children’s Carols at St Dubricius Church, Porlock at 6pm Sunday 1st Dec:  Advent Carol Service at Stoke Pero Church 3.30pm Friday 6th Dec:  Christingle Service at St Dubricius Church, Porlock at 2.30pm Sunday 8th Dec: Carol Service at Bossington Chapel at 3pm Sunday 8th Dec:  Patronal Festival at St Nicholas, Porlock Weir at 4.30pm Friday 13th Dec:  Living Nativity – starts at Porlock Museum at 6pm Sunday 15th  Dec:  Carol Service at Porlock Methodist Church at 3pm…

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December 2019

Post Christmas ramble at Horner Wood

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get a breath of fresh air and join the rangers for a post Christmas ramble around Horner Farm coming back though Horner Farm. Warm up afterwards with a tasty soup and roll provided by Horner Farm. Please meet in Horner Wood National Trust car park TA24 8HY Please wear suitable outdoor footwear and dress for the weather Dogs on a lead welcome. Booking essential – Adult £10, Child £5 Horner Wood is part of the Holnicote Estate and more information,…

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January 2020

Porlock Wassail

6th January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Take part in the annual country tradition of 'wassailing' the fruit trees of the village orchards. Details of route, dates and time yet to be confirmed.

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Paprika in Concert

31st January 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Toll Road (New Rd), Porlock TA24 8QD
Somerset TA24 8QD United Kingdom
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Winning the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life, Paprika are " In Concert" in Porlock, they are a World Music Band comprised of inspirational musicians and skillful performers. the band have earned a very impressive reputation, touring worldwide, from Glastonbury to WOMAD, Royal Albert Hall, and Sydney Opera House. Paprika's line up consists of two accordions, guitar and percussion with regular guest members on violin and bass. They are the UK's leading Balkan band, specialising in bringing…

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February 2020

The Exmoor Society Coastal Group Talk: “Life Below Stairs at Dunster Castle”

19th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

‘Life Below Stairs at Dunster Castle.’ Porlock Village Hall. Doors open 7.00pm. Complimentary wine and nibbles. Talk at 7.30 pm An illustrated talk by Dr. Patrick Hoyte. He charts the decline in the status of servants from medieval amicable cohabitation, to the social repression of the Victorian era – continuing right up to present day. AGM will follow this talk.  Open to all Cost: Members £1; Guests £3. Light refreshments included.

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Porlock Pantomime and Drama Society – Cinderella

20th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 22nd February 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Come and join the fun and laughter of a traditional pantomime when the Porlock Pantomime and Drama Society  present Cinderella at Porlock Village Hall in February 2020 see posters for more details and to confirm times.  

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March 2020

The Exmoor Society Coastal Group. Talk: “The Making of The South West Heritage Trust”

18th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

‘The Making of The South West Heritage Trust’  An Illustrated talk by the Chief Executive, Tom Mayberry. Porlock Village Hall at 7.30pm The Trust was created in 2014 to manage archive, museum and historic environment services in Devon and Somerset. It cares for amazing collections from pre-history to present day and has responsibility for 400 acres of heritage landscape. Cost, to include light refreshments: Members £1; Guests £3

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April 2020

Green Matthews in Concert

2nd April 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toll Road (New Rd), Porlock TA24 8QD
Somerset TA24 8QD United Kingdom
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Green Matthews make a very welcome return to Porlock with their new show "Witty Ditties" http://www.greenmatthews.co.uk/wittyditties 400 years of comic songs covering bawdy Restoration ballards, cutting satire and hilarious wordplay, with a huge range of our weird and wonderful historical instruments to give colour to this side-splitting repetoire. Tickets will be £8.00 and available online via facebook, or from Rosalinde (863117) and SPAR shop. Bar and Door from 7pm,  performance at 7.30pm.

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The Exmoor Society Coastal Group. Talk: “ The Work of the Royal Lifeboat Institute”

15th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Porlock Village Hall

‘The Work of the Royal National Life Boat Institute.. Porlock Village Hall at 7.30pm  A Video and Talk by a crew member from the Minehead Life Boat Station. Cost, to include light refreshments: Members £1; Guests £3

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May 2020

Chimneys and Bridges Walk

7th May 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

‘Chimneys and Bridges Walk’ Date & Time                     1.45pm for 2.00pm Thursdays 7th May Contact Tel             01643 863150 Description            This 4-mile walk begins and ends at Porlock Visitor Centre, passing through Bossington and West Luccombe villages. Enjoy the beauty of landscape – old villages, green lanes, beside hills, over riverside fields and woodland - mainly moderate country walking with a modest uphill road stretch. The route takes us past historic buildings including a longhouse, coastland, pebble bank, varied architecture. Bring sensible…

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Walk Porlock Weekend 2020

16th May 2020 - 17th May 2020

  We are delighted to announce that the first ever ‘Walk Porlock’ walkers marathon weekend will take place on 16/17th May 2020. Offering walks of 42km, 21km (x2) and 10km this will give you the opportunity to experience the stunning and varied scenery around Porlock with the back up of tried and tested route maps, directions, way-marks and checkpoints. A certificate will be provided at the end as a souvenir of the weekend. All walks start and end at Porlock Visitor Centre. There are 3 pubs and many…

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