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April 2018
Wednesday 18th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Medicinal Herb Farmer" a talk by Helen Kearney


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

Friday 20th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Mumblecrust Theatre bring their award winning performance to Porlock, stunning puppetry, with history, myth and music. Engaging theatre for children and all ages.
Supported by the Arts council to keep ticket prices as low as possible. Tickets from the SPAR shop in Porlock High Street, or wegottickets.com
Refreshments and ice cream, maybe a competition.


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Children 4 - 14 1.00, Adults 2.00
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: info9@pvh.org.uk

Wednesday 25th
Exmoor Society - Coastal Group - Talk

Exmoor Signposts
An illustrated talk about the history of signposts across Somerset and Exmoor through the ages, by Nick Wall, Senior Conservation Officer of The Somerset Heritage Centre and Dr Helen Blackman, Outreach Archivist for The Exmoor Society.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Indoor Meetings Members 1; Non-members 3
Contact: Treasurer: David 01643 862764

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th
Youth Football Festival

The Youth Football Festival.
Hot and cold refreshments available.


Time: All Day event
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free to watch.
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Sunday 29th
Dr Ian Kelham's Retirement Party

Dr Ian Kelham is retiring from Dunster and Porlock Surgeries after 22 years of service. We would like as many people to come along as possible and thank Dr Kelham and wish him well in his retirement.
Please bring a plate of food to share.


Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Porlock Medical Centre. 01643 862575

May 2018
Friday 4th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of gardens in and around the village over this weekend
A wide variety of gardens will be open - large and small, wild and tamed - most of them never normally open to the public! Some will have refreshments, plant sales, raffle or other attractions on offer. Money collected from ticket sales will be donated to charity. Unfortunately no dogs please.

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Porlock
Price: 6 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Meet the ponies from the Exmoor Pony Centre. Pony related activities and cream teas.


Time: 12 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free. Charge for activities and teas.
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

There will be a varied programme set by our Musical Director Jackie Butterworth and supported by accompanist Monika Balogh. Kerry Steele will spice the evening up with his lively banter and Ivan Evans will be on hand to give one of his monologues. Tasty buffet included in ticket price.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: 7.50 to include refreshments
Contact: 01643 862289

Thursday 17th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 18th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Saturday 19th
Barry Walsh popular band 'The Shillings'

Barry Walsh is bringing his ever popular band the Shillings back to Porlock Village this Spring, they will be performing Porlock Hill and many other easy listening country & folk songs, telling stories with that vein of humour that runs through these entertaining performances of theirs.
BBC SOMERSET & BRISTOL are regularly playing the music of the Shillings!!
Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of April at Porlock Hardware and Porlock Visitors Centre


Venue: Porlock Village Hall

Sunday 27th
Charity Duck Race

Come and enjoy an hilarious afternoon and if you're lucky win some money.
Fun for all the family to have a quacking good time! There will be refreshments including a BBQ and licensed bar. Admission and parking are free.
Location: Sparkhayes Campsite, Porlock TA24 8NE
No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Sparkhayes Camp Site, Porlock. TA24 8NE
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 862978

Enjoy a full English breakfast cooked while you wait. Good choice of items. Newspapers provided.


Time: 8 - 11am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From 5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 31st to Sunday 3rd June
Porlock Pantomime Society - Hi-De-Hi

Porlock Pantomime and Drama Society bring the TV comedy by Jimmy Perry and David Crofts to Porlock. Come along and enjoy the fun at 'Maplins, Porlock'.
More details nearer the time


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tbc

June 2018
Friday 1st
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Wednesday 13th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society - Outing to Mapperton House

Mapperton House, near Beaminster in Dorset. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house with a romantic valley garden deep hidden among the tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside of Dorset. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. There is a caf serving light lunches and a shop with gifts and plants. For more details the website address is http://mapperton.com/.
The cost will be 21 (for non-RHS members) or 14 (for RHS members) per person which includes the coach, entry to the house (by guided tour only) and entry to the gardens. The coach will leave Porlock at 9.00am, returning for about 6.00pm. To book seats you will need to pop into the Visitor Centre (Monday Friday 10.00-12.30; Saturday 10.00-1.00).


Time: 9.00am
Venue: Coach leaves from Doverhay Car Park
Price: 21
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Friday 15th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Thursday 21st
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th
Allerford Open Gardens

Visit Allerford village's gardens.
Tickets 5 (covers both days)from the hall on the day. Parking and hot and cold refreshments at the hall.


Time: 11am - 5pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 28th to Sunday 1st July
Weirfest

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


Venue: Porlock Weir

July 2018
Thursday 5th
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
Tickets from Porlock Visitor Centre and at the museum.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: 5.00
Contact: 01643 863117

Friday 6th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Thursday 19th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 20th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Saturday 21st
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 book stall, a raffle, and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!

No need to book - just turn up


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

Cream teas and cakes.


Time: 1.30 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Cream teas from 3.50. Cakes from 50p
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

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

August 2018
Friday 3rd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Sunday 5th
Porlock Country Fair

A family fun day out with Craft Stalls, Classic Car Displays, Fun Dog Show, Pantomime Horse Races, Country Craft Displays, Childrens Races, Refreshments, Beer Tent and much, much more


Time: 11.30am to 5.30pm whatever the weather
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street TA24 8QJ
Price: 3 over 16; under 16 Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Enjoy a full English cooked while you wait. Lot's of choice. Newspapers provided.


Time: 8 - 11am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From 5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 16th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 17th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Allerford Summer Fair. Stalls, games, displays and refreshments. Hosting the start and finish of the Classic car Tour of Exmoor.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry 1
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

September 2018
Saturday 1st
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

Wednesday 5th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"The Secret Life on Dartmoor" a talk by Paul Rendell


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

Friday 7th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Thursday 20th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 21st
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information and bookings please contact
Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509 NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk



Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: For more information and bookings please contact Exmoor National Park Centre at Lynmouth 01598 752509
Email: NPCLynmouth@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Barn Dance and ploughman's supper. Also paying licensed bar.
Tickets 8 from Porlock Spar (Costcutter) Allerford post office and Summerland Road pet shop Minehead.


Time: 7.30 - 10.30pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 8
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

October 2018
Wednesday 3rd
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Plant Heritage" a talk by Mike and Edna Squires


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

Saturday 6th
Ada Lovelace Day

In celebration of Ada Lovelaces remarkable life this is an Afternoon With Inspirational Women with speakers from a variety of fields describing their own paths to success and achievement. The afternoon includes a cream tea. Booking essential. Speakers to be announced.


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8 QD
Price: 8 adult, 1 student
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

Saturday 6th
Ada Lovelace Day

Cream tea with Inspirational Women

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Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: 8.00 adult, 1.00 students
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

Saturday 13th
RSVP Bhangra

RSVP Bhangra Band make a welcome return to Porlock.
Door and Bar from 7pm, performance at 8pm. Come dressed Up or Down, but make it happen tonight.


Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: 10 in advance, 15 on the door. Limited to 100
Contact: 01643 863117
Email: info9@pvh.org.uk

Saturday 20th
Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper
Tickets from Porlock Spar (Costcutter) Allerford post office and Summerland Road pet shop


Time: 7.00 - 10pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 12 per person. 10 years and under 6
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages.
A look back to old country crafts... centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away.

Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated.

Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch.

Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), Birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!

On-site loos and parking is only 150yds away.

Loads more information at our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk


Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard Garden. TA24 8QD
Price: FREE

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

November 2018

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 thats 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 wont want to return!


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

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

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

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

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