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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2017

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Mar 28th Tue Somerset Women Holford & District Village Hall, 7:45pm
South West Herigage Trust present a talk by archivist Jane de Gruchy about the Historic Women of Somerset.

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Mar 29th Wed Doniford Army Cadets Normandy Avenue, Doniford, 7pm - 9:30pm
Doniford Army Cadets every Wednesday from 7pm until 9.30pm for anyone aged over 12 and under 18.
Contact Nathan Croker on 07476 001779
or e-mail: nc.jcoy@armymail.mod.uk.

More information about Army Cadets:
http://www.armycadets.com/

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Mar 30th
Thurs
Cancer Support Group Quantock House, Holford,
We meet every Thursday morning between 10 - 12pm for an informal chat over tea & cake.
Support Group For free & confidential information, advice & support, drop into our weekly support group.
The support group is open to anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness and will provide the opportunity to share experiences with others in a similar position.
See web site

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Mar 31st Fri Crowcombe Cinema

The Light Between Oceans (2015)
cert 15
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe
start at 7:30pm with doors open at 7:00pm.

Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and don’t forget the ice creams in the interval.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in this story of love and sacrifice, based on the debut novel by M L Stedman, about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Tickets are £6:00 per show and available in advance from Crowcombe Post Office. You can also reserve seats by emailing crowcombecinema@gmail.com and pay at the door.

If you are not already on our email list contact Philip Comer on the above email and you will get regular emails for each show.

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Mar 31st
Fri
Art, Nature & Mindfulness FREE Course Halsway Manor, Halsway, 10am till 3pm
Fridays in March from 3rd
Take time to nurture and restore yourself on this relaxing course which brings together the healing power of nature, creativity and mindfulness. Welcoming beginners, this course offers an introduction to mindfulness. It also provides an opportunity for you to have fun exploring your creativity in a warm, non judgemental environment. You will get to try out different art techniques and mediums and also have the chance to develop your own unique style. There is an opportunity to get inspiration from nature as well as learning techniques for managing your 'inner critic' Sponsored by Somerset Skills & Learning the course has received excellent feedback from previous participants. The course is pretty much guaranteed to improve your wellbeing - so come along and enjoy!!
Lunch is available if you pre-book for £6 or you can bring a pack lunch. There is a charge of £15 for art materials, if you have difficultly meeting this cost please discuss a reduced fee with the tutor.
Contact: Ceri Louise on 01278671703 or 07825137033 or email on cerilouise@dreamtimemovies.com

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April 1st
Sat
Lady Maisery Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe
Lady Maisery 'Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, and Hazel Askew' give an intimate and informal 'unplugged' evening concert as part of their Singing Weekend at Halsway Manor.
"Ambitious and beautiful" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 on 2016 album "Cycle" In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies.
Contact: Tickets for the gig are priced £10 / £4 for anyone in full-time education.
To book, call 01984 618274 (option 1),
email office@halswaymanor.org.uk or buy securely online www.halswaymanor.org.uk.

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April 8th
Sat
Andy Eastwood and Friends Cossington Village Hall,
8pm, doors open 7pm
ANDY EASTWOOD SUPREME VAUDEVILLE-STYLE ENTERTAINER Andy Eastwood has gained a richly deserved reputation as a multi-instrumental variety act, combining his playing ability and vocal prowess with a highly amusing delivery. He has been a supporting act on the Ken Dodd theatre tours, and starred in a wartime revue called We'll Meet Again in which he portrayed the iconic George Formby on no less than 1000 occasions on its nationwide tour. So, whether he is playing a ukulele, violin, banjo, guitar or piano, you will be highly impressed by this artist's versatility and charisma.
Reserved seats £12.50 (inc tasty interval treats)
Contact: Roger Collett 01278 451187
or email rogercollett.sounds@talktalk.net

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April 9th Sun Crowcombe Cinema

A United Kingdom (2016)
cert 15
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe
start at 7:30pm with doors open at 7:00pm.

Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and don’t forget the ice creams in the interval.

Director Amma Asante (Belle) gives us a romantic true story from our postwar past - and with some style and wit. It is the story of the heir to the crown of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) who falls in love with an English girl whilst studying law in 1947 London and so causes a mighty stir both in the corridors of power in Britain but also with the people of his country.

Tickets are £6:00 per show and available in advance from Crowcombe Post Office. You can also reserve seats by emailing crowcombecinema@gmail.com and pay at the door.

If you are not already on our email list contact Philip Comer on the above email and you will get regular emails for each show.

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April 12th Wed Talk:
By author Clare Donoghue
Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friend of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL), present a talk by author Clare Donoghue about her latest crime novel, set in the Quantocks.
£3.50 FONSL members (£4.50 non-members)

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April 16th Sun Halsway European Folk Ensemble Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe, 8pm
An evening of music inspired by British and European folk traditions performed by musicians taking part in an intensive workshop weekend led by Paul James, Niopha Keegan, Anne Niepold, Victor Nichols & Gigi Biolcati. Hear new arrangements performed by small and larger ensembles, and featuring the tutors too.
Tickets £10 (£4 full time students)
Contact: Telephone: 01984 618 274.
General enquiries by email: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Web site: www.halswaymanor.org.uk


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April 17th Mon
(Easter Mon)
Antique and Collectors Fair Kilve Court, Kilve, 10 am to 4 pm
The much acclaimed annual Antiques Fair.
Entry is by donation £1.
Ample free parking.
Coffee light lunches and afternoon teas This is a village fund raising event.
Contact: Robbie Rutt Grantchester Kilve
Tel 01278 741594

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April 18th Tue 'All Aspects of Pelargoniums' by Brian Carlson. Holford & District Village, 7:30pm
Holford Gardeners' talk:'All Aspects of Pelargoniums' by Brian Carlson.
Members £1; Non members £3.50
All are welcome - we are a very friendly Group.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk
(01278 741130)
Web Site: www.holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk

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April 28th
Fri
Crowcombe Cinema

Friday 28th April A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
cert 15
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe
start at 7:30pm with doors open at 7:00pm.

Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and don’t forget the ice creams in the interval.

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Tickets are £6:00 per show and available in advance from Crowcombe Post Office. You can also reserve seats by emailing crowcombecinema@gmail.com and pay at the door.

If you are not already on our email list contact Philip Comer on the above email and you will get regular emails for each show.

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April 30th Sun Open garden for Red Cross Hartwood House, Nr. Crowcombe
Two acre Spring Garden and three acres of woodland to explore. Lots of flowering shrubs. Possible in wheel chair.
Entrance £4 Children free Refreshments. Plant Sales. Dogs on lead. Signposted from A358
Contact: David Freemantle. 01984 667202 hartwoodhouse@hotmail.com

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May 10th Wed Talk:
The Modern Day Falconer
Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friend of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL), present a talk by Dr Karen Stead-Dexter, "The Modern Day Falconer" (complete with 3 live falcons)
£3.50 FONSL members (£4.50 non-members)

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May 13th Sat Alistair Anderson Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe, 8pm
As a touring soloist, with no less than 37 tours of the USA, 5 trips to Australia and countless European tours to his credit, Alistair Anderson is internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes. He delights audiences with traditional music from Northumberland and beyond, as well as his own music, which has grown out of his love of these traditions. Tickets £10 (£4 for full time students)
Contact: Telephone: 01984 618 274.
General enquiries by email: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Web site: www.halswaymanor.org.uk

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May 20th Sat Rannok Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe, 8pm
Danish traditional music at its best "enjoy a lively evening of music in the company of acclaimed duo Rannok! Formed by pianist Theis Langlands & fiddler Michael Graubæ. in 2006, Rannok is known for their intense energy and unique interaction - expect energetic polkas, atmospheric ballads and warm-hearted waltzes. Tickets £10 (£4 full time students) Contact: Telephone: 01984 618 274.
General enquiries by email: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Web site: www.halswaymanor.org.uk

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May 21st Sun Garden Open for NGS Hartwood House, Nr. Crowcombe
2 to 5pm
Two acre garden full of interesting plants together with three acres of woodland to explore. Wheelchair possible
Entrance:£4 Children free
Refreshments. Plant Sales. Ample parking. Dogs on leads.
Signposted from A358 between Bishops Lydeard and Williton.
Contact: David Freemantle 01984 667202 hartwoodhouse@hotmail.com

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June 18th Sun Garden Open for SSAFA Hartwood House, Nr. Crowcombe
2 to 5pm
Two acre garden full of interesting plants together with three acres of woodland to explore. Wheelchair possible
Entrance:£4 Children free
Refreshments. Plant Sales. Ample parking. Dogs on leads.
Signposted from A358 between Bishops Lydeard and Williton.
Contact: David Freemantle 01984 667202 hartwoodhouse@hotmail.com

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Aug 28th
Sun
Garden Open for Medicins sans Frontieres Hartwood House, Nr. Crowcombe
2 to 5pm
Two acre garden full of interesting plants together with three acres of woodland to explore. Wheelchair possible
Entrance:£4 Children free
Refreshments. Plant Sales. Ample parking. Dogs on leads.
Signposted from A358 between Bishops Lydeard and Williton.
Contact: David Freemantle 01984 667202 hartwoodhouse@hotmail.com

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