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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2018

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June 23rd Sat Collegium Singers Concert - Jesu, meine Freude Church of St Michael and All Angels, Milverton
A programme exploring musical expressions of faith through the ages, from Benedictine abbess Hildegarde of Bingen to the African American composer Moses Hogan, via J S Bach, Francis Poulenc, and Michael Tippett among others. In this concert Collegium Singers will be exploring a wide range of idioms, from medieval chant, high baroque and negro spirituals to progressive 20th century composition. Programme O Virtus Sapientiae "Hildegard von Bingen Ave Verum Corpus Francis Poulenc Salut, Dame Sainte 'Francis Poulenc Seigneur, je vous en prie 'Francis Poulenc Salve Regina 'Francis Poulence Five Negro Spirituals from “A Child of Our Time” 'Michael Tippett Walk Together, children 'arr. Moses Hogan Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227'Johann Sebastian Bach My Lord, What a mornin 'Harry T. Burleigh Hear my Prayer 'Moses Hogan The Battle of Jericho 'Moses Hogan
Tickets:- Taunton Visitor Centre, Fore Street, Taunton,
Tel: 01823-340470 or Contact: collsingers@gmail.com

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 3rd-28th
iPad Art Exhibition Bridgwater Arts Centre
Open evening 3 July 7pm-9pm Exhibition open Tue-Fri 10-3 and during events and performances.
Paintings and drawing inspired by Somerset created on an iPad.
Contact: Alison Jacobs info@alisonjacobs.com
Bridgwater Arts Centre 01278 422700

July 8th Sun Cream Teas & Sun Hats! Broomfield Village Hall, 2-5pm
Cream Teas & Sun Hats! Fundraising event for Arc: Traditional Vintage Cream Teas & Cakes (by Just Desserts) & an opportunity to buy Annie's Handicrafts (inc. sun hats, shopping bags, cushions, etc.)
Tickets £7.50. Plenty of free parking available To book or find out more, please ring 01823 451471 / 451374 or 07980 004194
In aid of Arc (formerly Taunton Association for the Homeless) Contact: 01823451312

July 17th Tue Holford Gardeners - Members' Garden Meeting Hodderscombe Lodge, Holford, 6:30pm
Holford Gardeners Group Members' Garden Evening 6:30pm Come and enjoy Pimms and strawberries whilst looking round a very interesting garden, created with wildlife in mind. It is a very social evening, all welcome.
Members £1; Non-members £3.50
Ring 01278 741130 if wet.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk

July 28th Sat 'A Fascinating Look at Quantock Hills & Villages' Holford & District Village Hall, 7:30pm
Holford Gardeners Group present 'A Fascinating Look at Quantock Hills & Villages' by Keith Edwards. An illustrated talk about the purpose, development and launch of 'Quantock Views' picture archive. All welcome.
£5 on the door - includes wine and nibbles
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk

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

Sept 14th Fri WI Open Evening Church Centre, Nether Stowey,
7pm for 7:30pm
Womens' Institute open evening with popular author Simon Dawson.
Simon gave up a city lifstyle to run a totally organic smallholding on Exmoor.
His books include: 'The Self Sufficiency Bible', 'Pigs in Clover' and 'The Sty is the Limit'. He also feature in Ben Fogle's 'New Lives in the Wild'.
£5 on the door. A totally interesting evening!


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