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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2018

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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!

Sept 18th Tue Holford Gardeners' Group
Kilve Village, 7:45pm
Holford Gardeners Group Talk 'The Original Flying Gardeners' by Tony Davies.
N.B. Due to Holford Village Hall being renovated we will be meeting at Kilve Village Hall for the next few months.
Members £1; Non members £3.50
Come and join us - we are a very friendly group.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk
or ring 01278 741130

Sept 23rd Sun Nether stowey Village Cinema Nether Stowey Village Hall
Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm
The Bromley Boys (PG) A British comedy set in the 60's about the worst football team. Starring Alan Davies and Martine McCutcheon.
Tickets £6
Contact: Janice Miller 01278 733436

Sept 29th Sat A History of Jazz Piano Cossington Village Hall, 8pm
From Stride through to Modern Jazz, celebrated pianist Craig Milverton plays the works of 17 top jazz pianists including the likes of Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Fats Waller and Oscar Peterson.
Reserved seats £ 10 from Roger Collett 01278 451187 or rogercollett.sounds@talktalk.net
Supporting Bridgwater Hospital League of Friends

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Oct 16th Tue Holford Gardeners' Group
Kilve Village Hall, 7:45pm
Holford Gardeners Group Talk 'How to Grow a 'Bar Garden'' by Stephanie Hafferty.
N.B. We are meeting at Kilve Village Hall due to renovations at Holford & Dist. village hall.
Members £1; Non members £3.50
Come and join us - we are a very friendly group.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk

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Dec 1st Sat Handel, Messiah St Mary's Church, Bridgwater, 7:30pm
Concert by Bridgwater Choral Society of Messiah by Handel. Full professional orchestra and soloists.
Admission £12
Contact: www.bridgwaterchoral.org
or Peter Attwood tel 01278 734588
Web site & online tickets: www.bridgwaterchoral.org


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