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Porlock Carnival parade



October 2018
Tuesday 23rd
Friends of Porlock Surgery AGM

1.Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of AGM held on 19.10.2017
3. Chairman's Annual Report
4. Treasurer's Annual Report
5. Practice Report
6. Election of Officers of the Committee
7. Any Other Business of which 48 hours prior notice has been given to the Secretary, Mrs Georgina Langley by not later than 19.10.2018.
8. Questions or Comments from the floor.

Time: 6pm when refreshments will be provided
Venue: Porlock Methodist Hall

Wednesday 24th
Exmoor's Dark Skies Talk

As part of Exmoor's Dark Skies Festival 2018:
A talk by Dr Cherrie Temple: 'From Minehead to the Stars - the life of Arthur C Clarke'.
Tickets £5 - contact janetstyles@btinternet.com or 01643 822097. Must be booked in advance as seating limited to 100

Time: 7pm
Venue: The Beach Hotel, Minehead
Price: £5
Email: janetstyles@btinternet.com

Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th
Porlock Pantomime and Drama Society present:SHOWTIME

Porlock Pantomime & Drama Society present:SHOWTIME, an evening of well known songs from a range of genres including Musical Theatre, Movie Sound Tracks, Country, 60s Pop, Mowtown and much loved ABBA.
BIstro style seating. Tickets available from: Porlock Home & Hardware; Toucan Wholefoods, Minehead or www.wegottickets.com/porlockdrama

Time: 7.30pm; Bar available fro 7pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8

Saturday 27th
Porlock Apple Day

Celebrating the humble apple in all its glorious forms with demonstrations of 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

Monday 29th
Exmoor's Dark Skies Talk

As part of Exmoor's Dark Skies Festival 2018:
A talk by Dr Cherrie Temple on local author of '2001: a Space Odyssey' , Sir Arthur C Clarke.
Tickets £5 (includes light refreshments) available from Porlock Visitor Centre - 01643 863150

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £5

November 2018
Thursday 1st
Talk: Researching those from the Porlock Vale who served in WW1 by Jeff Cox

Jeff Cox will be speaking about his research into those who served in WW1 from Porlock Vale and, aided by the Museum Players, their stories will be told.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2.50 including refreshments

Sunday 4th
Concert 'Star-filled Skies'

A concert, “Star-filled Skies”, performed by Grace Notes - an a cappella group for ten upper voices, directed by Daphne West

Tickets: £5 (includes light refreshments) available from The Porlock Visitor Centre (01643 863150)

Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Methodist Church
Price: £5

Chris Green and Sophie Matthews bring us "A Brief History Of Music" which takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that?s just the first 100 years!) ?A Brief History of Music? uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won?t want to return!
Tickets at Porlock Visitor Centre and wegottickets.com

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £7.50, under 16 £5
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.
18.45pm: Remembering Porlock's Fallen
18.55: The Last Post
19.00: Beacons of Light
19.05: Ringing Out for Peace - The Bells of St Dubricius will ring out .
19.05 : A Cry for Peace around the World by Town Crier

Time: 6.45pm
Venue: High Street, Porlock, at the junction with Parson's Street in front of St Dubricius Church

Sunday 18th
Free Choral Concert of Advent Music

A concert of choral singing performed by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel’s A Cappella Weekend, led by Ian Chesworth, in Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn. Admission is free and all are welcome to come and listen.

Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Dunster Tithe Barn
Price: Free entry
Contact: dunsterbycandlelight.co.uk

Wednesday 21st
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Soil" a talk by Paul Hending

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

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th
Exmoor Christmas 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

What do you think about health and care in Somerset? We think we need to make some changes - what about you?
We want to hear about your experiences and what you think about our changes so far. Come and join us at the Minehead drop-in session and tell us what you think. If you can't manage that date then visit fitformyfuture.org.uk

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: The Hub, (next to the Fire Station), Hopcott Rd, Minehead

December 2018
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd
Allerford Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair. Stalls, raffle, guess the weight of the cake etc. Hot and cold refreshments.

Time: Sat 10am - 4 pm. Sun 10am - 2pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Friday 7th to Saturday 8th
Dunster by Candlelight

Join the candlelight procession, enjoy a wealth of street entertainment, browse the shops and sample local food and drink at this annual two-day event to help get Christmas off to a flying start.
Please note, there will be no parking in Dunster village, please see website for shuttle bus information for the surrounding area.

Time: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 4-9pm
Venue: Dunster village
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

Friday 7th to Monday 31st
Porlock Santa Festival

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 the Porlock Vale Newsletter Cup. Join the Santa Trail and vote for your favourite.

Time: Throughout the Festival
Venue: Porlock village
Price: Free entry
Contact: Chris Gladstone 01643 862996

Saturday 15th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping and Santa Dash

Porlock Late Night Shopping Saturday 15th December
Shops in Porlock will be throwing open their doors to welcome customers for nibbles and the odd tipple as they browse for those all important Christmas presents. There will also be street entertainment, Santa in his sleigh, carol singing, dancing as well as stalls and street food. And don’t miss the annual Santa Dash which takes place at 7pm – if you’re interested in joining the dash contact Chris Gladstone on 01643 862996 for more information.

Time: 5-8pm
Venue: Porlock Village
Price: Free
Contact: Clare Gladstone 01643 862996

January 2019
Saturday 5th
Porlock Wassail

Join us as we wassail the Porlock Orchards, the event will start off at the Solar, Dovery Museum at 5.45 with the Mummers Play. Afterwards we will process to the various orchards and people can join in at any time. The final destination will be the Top Ship.
Please bring a lantern, torch, saucepan lids, spoons or anything to make a noise!

Time: 5.45pm
Venue: Start at Dovery Manor Museum.
Price: Free

February 2019
Sunday 10th
Free Choral Concert at Dunster

Choruses from St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach performed by singers from the Yarn Market Hotel’s choral weekend, led by Ian Chesworth, in Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn. Refreshments available. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Dunster Tithe Barn
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

July 2019
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th

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

Venue: Porlock Weir