Porlock Vale Events Diary

 

September 2018
Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th
Allerford Music and Dance Week

A busy week which starts with a Barn Dance on Sept 22nd; a Vale Cinema presentation The Ballad of Shirley Collins on Sept 28th and on Sept 29th A Big Cream Tea in the afternoon and in the evening The Gospel Bell Collective. All these events are also listed individually in more detail.
Tickets available at Allerford P O, Porlock SPAR, Summerland Pet Supplies or online at www.thevalecinema.co.uk/week


Time: Various
Venue: Allerford Village Hall
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 27th
Introduction to Alpha

Introduction to Alpha: Explore the meaning of life … a practical introduction to the Christian faith. This is an initial session prior to the commencement of the weekly course starting on Thursday 4th October. All are welcome.


Time: 7pm
Venue: Oak Wing, St Dubricius School, Porlock
Contact: For further details please call 01643 862284

Friday 28th
Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses

It’s been a bad year for us in Porlock with too many people of all ages needing the support of Macmillan nurses, so please come along and support the Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan nurses, at Porlock Bowls Club.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Porlock Bowls Club

The Vale Cinema presents the amazing story of folk music icon, Shirley Collins. An award winning, insightful documentary that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired.


Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Allerford Village Hall
Price: £5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Join us for a delicious traditional cream tea at Allerford Village Hall. Featuring special performances from Adderbury Village Morris, West Somerset Morris, Hobby Horses and various talented folk folk musicians.


Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Allerford Village Hall
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

The Vale Music presents Gospel Bell, who play uplifting spiritual music from the American Gospel Blues and Country Gospel traditions. An infectious, singalong, toe tapping treat.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford Village Hall
Price: £5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Sunday 30th
Harvest Festival at St Dubricius Church, Porlock

Harvest Festival service followed by a Bring & Share Community Lunch in the school hall. All are welcome.


Time: 10.30am
Venue: St Dubricius Church Scool Hall

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

Thursday 4th
Porlock Weir and Culbone Walk

Follow the South West Coast Path through woods to Culbone Church (the smallest parish church in England). 5 miles. Meet Porlock Weir Car Park. Exmoor Society walk – donations welcome. 01398 323335 for more information.
Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.


Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Weir Car Park
Price: Donations welcome
Contact: 01398 323335

Thursday 4th
St Dubricius Church - Alpha Course

Alpha Course commences – week one. Over 2 million people in the UK and 10 million worldwide have attended an Alpha course. People attend for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. The course is for small groups of people and each session will begin with a meal – offering a chance to get to know others in the group. Each week, the talk looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith, followed by discussion. There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. Please sign up to see what you’ve been missing by calling 01643 862284.


Time: 7pm
Venue: St Dubricius Church
Contact: 01643 862284

Saturday 6th
Ada Lovelace Day

Cream tea with Inspirational Women

Speakers include Dr Sarah Temple, Sarah Shorten and Charmaine Dascombe. Tickets are available at Porlock Visitor Centre and wegottickets.com


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

Saturday 6th
Ada Lovelace Day

In celebration of Ada Lovelace's 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
LIFE STYLE CHOICES - FOOD MATTERS

TASTER SESSIONS: demonstrating different dishes prepared with health in mind - free gluten, sugar, and dairy etc.
Saturday 6th October at 12 noon
Friday 9th November, at 12 noon
AND TALKS
13th October at 11am - The Microbiome with Liz James
1st November at 11am - Keep it Simple


Time: 12 noon
Venue: New Place, Porlock
Contact: Heather 01643 862321

Sunday 7th
Stoke Pero Church, Harvest Evensong

Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm at Stoke Pero Church
Harvest Evensong. All are welcome.


Time: 3.30pm
Venue: Stoke Pero Church

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.

Tickets at Porlock Visitor Centre and wegottickets.com


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 13th
Supper and Auction of Promises for St Dubricius Church Funds

A supper followed by the Auction of Promises at St Dubricius School Hall. Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
In aid of St Dubricius Church Funds


Time: 7pm
Venue: St Dubricius School Hall
Price: £5

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

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

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
Weirfest

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


Venue: Porlock Weir