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Events in Porlock
September 2017
Wednesday 20th to Wednesday 1st November
Foundation Dog Agility

Foundation agility classes are suitable for both young dogs (6 months +) or new to agility dogs. Our training is safe and fun for young dogs (no large equipment or jumps will be used for dogs under 12 months as they are still growing and developing). Whilst the exercises and aims of the course are designed with agility in mind, these classes are great for building a strong relationship and bond with your dog. And fun. We believe it must be FUN for both you and your dog!


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock
Price: £36
Contact: Emma
Email: emma@first-agility.co.uk

Saturday 23rd to Saturday 28th October
Foundation Dog Agility

Foundation agility classes are suitable for both young dogs (6 months +) or new to agility dogs. Our training is safe and fun for young dogs (no large equipment or jumps will be used for dogs under 12 months as they are still growing and developing). Whilst the exercises and aims of the course are designed with agility in mind, these classes are great for building a strong relationship and bond with your dog. And fun. We believe it must be FUN for both you and your dog!


Time: 10am
Venue: Porlock
Price: £36
Contact: Emma
Email: emma@first-agility.co.uk

October 2017
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

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

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

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

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

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

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Events in Dunster
November 2017
Sunday 19th to Sunday 19th
Free concert of Advent Music

A concert of choral singing with an Advent theme, performed by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel's A Cappella weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. In Dunster Tithe Barn starting at 3.00 pm. All are welcome


Time: 3.00 pm to 3.45 pm
Venue: Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, TA24 6RY
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

Events in Timberscombe
October 2017
Saturday 7th to Friday 3rd November
Quiz Night

Quiz Night teams of up to 6 people
Timberscombe Village Hall


Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm start
Venue: Timberscombe Village Hall
Price: £7.50 includes meal
Contact: la.webb@btinternet.com
Email: la.webb@btinternet.com

See also www.timberscombe.com