Porlock Vale Events Diary

 

July 2018
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

Saturday 21st
Confirmation Service at St Dubricius Church, Porlock


Confirmation by the Bishop of several local people.


Time: 2 p.m. for 1hr
Venue: St Dubricius Church, High Street, Porlock

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

Wednesday 25th
Author Reading Day

Author Reading Day for Kids.
Come along and meet Andrew Roots at the Library where he will be reading his book 'Hampsters Don't Fight Fires' .
Refreshments

Unfortunately there will be no copies available to purchase but if you bring along your book he will be happy to sign it.


Time: 11am
Venue: Porlock Community Library

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

The annual village Flower Festival will be held at St Dubricius Parish Church. Everyone welcome.
For four days the church will be filled with flowers arranged by members of the church and village.
The theme this year is FAMOUS WOMEN. There is one step into church [ramps available], and one further step within the church.


Time: 10am to 5.30pm
Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock. TA24 8QT
Price: Free - Donations welcome
Contact: 01643 862284

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

Monday 27th
Porlock Fun Run

Join in a 2 mile Fun Run around Porlock.
Meet at Porlock Recreation Ground for start at 11am.


Time: 11am
Venue: Porlock Recreation ground
Price: tbc

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

Thursday 6th
The Bats of Horner Woods Walk

Learn more about bats from an expert ecologist in this evening stroll along the valley bottom. Meet NT car park a Horner village. No dogs. Exmoor Society Walk. Donations welcome. 01398 323335 for more information.
Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.
Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.


Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Meet at National Trust car park, Horner
Price: Donations welcome
Contact: 01398 323335

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

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

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
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

Monday 29th
Exmoor's Dark Skies Talk

As part of Exmoor's Dark Skies Festival 2018:
A talk by Dr Cherries 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
Sunday 4th
Concert 'Heaven and Earth'

A concert, “Heaven and Earth”, 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!


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

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