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Events Diary

August 2017
Saturday 26th
Porlock RecFest 2017

Porlock RecFest 2017
featuring The Sessions, The Defibrillators and Many More!

Beer Tent; Car Park; Wrisband Exchange. Gates open at 12noon

Advanced tickets: Porlock Visitor Centre, Squires or by email Recfest17@mail.com


Time: 12 noon
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground
Price: £10

Monday 28th
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 2017
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.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 2nd
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

Friday 15th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

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
Barn Dance & Ploughman's Supper

Barn Dance & Ploughman's Supper with pay bar


Time: 7.30 - 10.30 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £6
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Saturday 23rd
Murder Mystery Event - The Great British Bump Off

The Great British Bump Off, a fun filled evening of who dunnit! Tickets are £10 to include supper and cake and are sold at The Visitor Centre and online at www.wegottickets.com/porlock drama


Time: 7.30pm - Bar available from 7pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £10

Sunday 24th
Porlock Hill Climb Bike Race

Closed road time trial on the 4.2 mile Porlock Toll Road.
Event 1: 9.30am; Event 2: 11.45am; Prize Giving: 1 pm.
Full details on www.porlockhillclimb - Tanks Direct Porlock Hill Climb


Time: 9.30am
Venue: Porlock Village Hall

Saturday 30th to Sunday 1st October
Oyster Festival

Celebration of local delicacy - Porlock Bay Oysters.
Various events. See posters for more details.


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Weir

October 2017
Saturday 7th
Ada Lovelace Day - 200th Anniversary

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


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8 QD
Price: £8
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th
Exmoor Dark Skies Festival - Porlock Events

Porlock is celebrating the Dark Skies Festival (19th – 29th October) in a series of events for children (and accompanying adults) including an arts and craft session, story-telling in Porlock Library, and a ‘dark walk’ with star-gazing, hot chocolate and marshmallows. There will also be an art exhibition at the Porlock Visitor Centre throughout the period of the festival. Further details on timings to follow.


Time: Details to follow
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre

Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th
Exmoor's First Dark Festival

A ten day festival of activities for families, enthusiasts and anyone with a sense of wonder to celebrate Exmoor's dark skies and enable people to experience the exceptional quality of our starry nights. Events include Astro-Party; Guided Night Walks; Star Gazing Evening; Mobile Planetarium, Red Deer Bolving Safaris; Astro-Photography Exhibition. More event details at Exmoor National Park website.


Time: Various
Venue: Various
More Information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival

Saturday 21st
Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival 2016

A free event with something for all the family.
Apple Pressing demonstrations; wassail and folk songs; Hog roast; Woodland crafts; Juicing; Vintage engines and machinery in action; Corn dolly making.


Time: All day
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free event
Contact: Grant Dennis 07779-331967
Email: fisherman3408@gmail.com
More Information: Http://www.porlockapplepress.co.uk

Saturday 21st
Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper. Booking essential.
Tickets from Costcutter, Allerford post office & the Pet shop, Summerland Road, Minehead.


Time: 7 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £10
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Saturday 28th
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 2017
Friday 3rd
Comedy

Porlock Village Hall proudly hosts a visit from the Living Spit Theatre Company with their comedy presentation, in conjunction with Take ARt,
"" The Six Wives of Henry Vlll. ""

Two Actors. Too Many Characters. Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There's no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn't look like any of the wives, but he's going to give it a go.

""After their previous self-funded historical drama
One Big Ego is savaged in the press, Howard and Stu are at their wits end.​
Then they hit on an idea for a show that could change everything....

But can two of the South West's favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other? ""

'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic and with live original music, embroidery, Barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in Tudor history you'll never forget.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Early bird/concessions £8, on the day £10
Contact: Rosalinde Haw
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com
More Information: http://www.livingspit.co.uk

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th
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 2017
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd
Allerford Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas craft fayre. Stalls, raffle, refreshments. Book a table to sell goods - Sat: £8, Sun: £6.


Time: Sat: 10 am - 4 pm. Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Friday 8th
Victorian Evening

Details to follow


Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Porlock Village Hall

Saturday 9th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping and Santa Festival

All the shops will be open late and full of festive cheer! Come and find some great present ideas, sample the delicious food and drink on offer, and enjoy the street entertainment!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 6 - 9 pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

 

Other Events

For events in neighbouring villages as well as those in the Vale of Porlock see the Porlock Community website

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