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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2018

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May 25th-27th
Swedish Dance and Music Weekend Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe
Friday 25 May 4pm - Sunday 27 May 4pm
An exciting new weekend for dancers and musicians to work together, looking at how dance and music combine in the Swedish tradition. The dancers will work on the elements that make up Swedish dances “posture, hold, balance, and relationship to the music“ dancing with all other participants and also learning both roles in the dance (no partner required). For the musicians, you'll work in a small group to deepen your understanding of playing for Swedish dance; you'll learn new repertoire and get to grips with different tune types to create highly danceable music. https://halswaymanor.org.uk
Contact: 01984 618274 office@halswaymanor.org.uk

Pricing Full board per person (tuition, activities, all meals & accommodation): £232 "single ensuite room“ sharing an ensuite room £206; single non-ensuite room £160; sharing non-ensuite room Camping per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals): £149 Non Resident (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals except breakfast): £139

May 30th Wed Talk:
'Somerset during WW2'
Holford & District Village Hall, 7pm
Holford History Society present a talk: 'Somerset during WW2' by Robert Turner.
All welcome.
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Jun 1st-3rd
Clog and Percussive Dance Weekend Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe
Friday 1 Jun 4pm to Sunday 3 Jun 4pm
A weekend for clog dancers of all abilities with a particular focus on using clog as percussion and on creating new routines and allowing the tradition to evolve. This new weekend is led by a talented young team of Hannah James, Nicola Lyons, and Jim Molyneux, who you'll get to see in performance on Saturday evening.

Pricing Full board per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals & accommodation): £232 - single ensuite room £206 sharing an ensuite room £206 single non-ensuite room £160 sharing non-ensuite room Camping per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals): £149 Non Resident (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals except breakfast):£139 https://halswaymanor.org.uk
Contact: 01984 618274 office@halswaymanor.org.uk

June 8th Fri Guildhall alumni Musicians Concert St Mary's Church, Cannington,
7pm start
PostCode: Details: A reunion concert of friends who studied together at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music London. Piano, Organ-including Widor's famous Toccata, Clarinet.
Admission: £7 adults, £3 children
Refreshments available,
In aid of Children's Hospice south west.
Contact: Jackie Ayres. 01278 652060

June 9th Sat Roger Marks Cornish Armada Band Cossington Village Hall, 8pm
The six peice Armada Band, lead by the captain, Roger Marks, play good time, infectious New Orleans jazz with loads of bonhomie. A highly entertaining evening of toe-tapping music.
Contace: Roger Collett - 01278 451187

June 19th Tue Talk:
I Only Count the Sunny Hours
Holford & District Village Hall, 7:30pm
Holford Gardeners Group Talk: 'I Only Count the Sunny Hours': - A Look at Sundials Over the Years by Cyril Routley.
Members £1; Non members £3.50
We are a very friendly Group so come and join us.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk

June 27th Wed Holford History Society Social evening Holford & District Village Hall, 7pm
Holford History Society are holding a social evening with short talks by members.
All welcome.

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July 30th Mon Jeff Lang plus special guest Nether Stowey Village Hall
There aren't enough words to tell you about this evening. Investigate on youtube. "Lang's musical journey's" are deep and diverse drawing together dark blues and Celtic stomps, Hendrix inspired flourishes and unique experimentation - sonic alchemy - Rolling Stone
Contact: 07463404957

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Aug 18th Nether Stowey Flower Show Nether Stowey Village Hall
Doors open at 2pm, show to be opened at 2.15pm.
Classes for fruit & veg, flowers & plants, floral art, produce, handicraft, photos, paintings and children's. Refreshments. Stalls.
Entrance £1 adults, children under 15 free.
Entry forms available from Mrs Molly Bradner, Genista, St Mary Street, Nether Stowey from end of July.
Contact: Secretary Robin Brierley, familybrierley@gmail.com

Aug 25th Sat Annual Garden Fete Old Orchard, Trendle Lane, Bicknoller, 2:15pm
For the 29th Year you are invited to our Annual Garden Fete held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Band, raffles, games, stalls, lots of fun. Car parking close to village hall.
Contact: Maggie Pumphrey 01984 656394

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Sept 7th-9th Fri-Sun Stogumber Festival Stogumber
Featuring leading classical and folk artists as well as up-and-coming acts, the annual Stogumber Festival is a 3 day celebration of music, dance and the arts to suit the widest range of tastes.
In addition to the main concerts there are free performances/gigs that everybody is welcome to attend. The strong folk music line up is topped by the outstanding Cara Dillon who was a 2018 BBC Folk Singer of the Year nominee and won BBC Folk Award Album of the Year in 2010. Cara will be performing with her husband, the pianist and guitar player Sam Lakeman. Also appearing are Velvet & Stone, a five piece indie folk band recently described as "the next big thing on the folk circuit"; new duo Kate Griffin and Ford Collier (as part of The Drystones, Ford was also a 2018 BBC Folk Award nominee); and Gathering Tides, a young, innovative band that weaves together folk, jazz and rock. The classical programme includes the Mela Guitar Quartet, with a beautifully crafted programme of commissioned works as well as their own.
Contact: 0845 539 0168


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