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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2017

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July 16th Sun Crowcombe Cinema:

July Hidden Figures (2016) PG
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe,
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm
Putting man on the moon is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but the women who played a part in getting him there have gone unsung for too long – and the fact that some of them were African-American is the surprise draw of this inspiring, Oscar-nominated account, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. 2 hr 7 mins; BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, HISTORY

Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and don’t forget the ice creams in the interval.
Tickets £6:00 per show, 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.

July 18th
Garden Meeting Keeper's Cottage, West Quantoxhead, 6:30pm
A chance to explore a Holford Gardeners Member's garden with a glass of Pimms to accompany strawberries and cream. A very social evening in great surroundings.
Members £1, Non members £3.50
All are welcome - we are a very friendly group.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup
or ring 01278 741130

July 21st
Sketch Class The Bakelite Museum, Orchard Mill, Williton
Sketch class at The Bakelite Museum with Alison Jacobs.

Join Alison Jacobs sketching and painting curious objects from the past. Enjoy a nostalgic foray into the depths of this unique museum. Record you journey in your sketchbook with guidance from experienced artist Alison Jacobs
Cost: £15 inc, tuition and museum entry.
Contact: alison@alisonjacobs.com
Tel: 07833 750428

July 25th Tue Evening Walk:

Hawkridge & Spaxton
Meet Hawkridge Resevoir, 18:15
Sedgemoor Ramblers invite you to join them on this 4 mile walk.
From Hawkridge Reservoir along paths and lanes to Spaxton Church.  Returning via Furzy Down and Tuxwell Farm  Lovely views across the reservoir on the final section. Distance: 3.8 miles - Grade: Moderate A, Estimated Finishing Time: 20:30. Starts: Hawkridge Reservoir Parking Area Alongside Road,
Registered Assistance Dogs Only. Additional Information: Option of a pub meal after the the walk Leader: Richard, Tel: 7854 426451 or 01278 784769
Segemoor Ramblers: sedgemoorramblers.co.uk

Nearest Postcode: TA5 1BD

Grid Ref: ST
205 359
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Aug 5th Sat Holford Flower Show Holford & District Village Hall, opens 2pm
Flower Show classes are open to all. There is something for everyone - flower, vegetable, photographic, needlework, craft, art, floral art, baking, preserves and junior classes.
Details on schedule - see website or local businesses. Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup.co.uk
or ring 01278 741130

Aug 6th Sun Reg Meuross & Jess Morgan Gig Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe, 7pm-€“9pm
Folk singer song writers Reg Meuross & Jess Morgan perform live in an early evening concert.
Tickets are £10, or £4 for students
Book online
or telephone 01984 618 274

Aug 28th
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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Sept 2nd Sat Stogumber Festival 3pm
St Mary's Church, Stogumber

World-class musicians Oliver Wass (harp) and Huw Wiggin (saxophone) in concert These musicians are truly great virtuosi in their own right. Last year Oliver was the first ever harpist to be awarded the prestigious Guildhall Gold Medal and has performed at many of the major London venues, as has Huw Wiggin. Huw is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music and is a former Commonwealth Musician of the Year. Their varied programme will cover a range of works by Albonini, Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninov.
Tickets at £8 and £15 each, are available from the Festival website: www.stogumberfestival.com
or Tel: 0845 539 0168
or from Central Stores, Stogumber (01984 656214).


Free music performances in the Village Square
St Mary's Church, Stogumber

Operatic evening featuring Karina Lucas (mezzo-soprano) with accompaniment by Rory Russell (guitar) A highly accomplished artist, Karina Lucas studied at the National Opera Studio and Royal Northern College of Music and has performed at the Royal Opera House and with Opera North. For this concert she will be accompanied by Rory Russell, who is also a member of the well-respected Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. The wide programme will in
clude a selection of baroque arias by Handel and Gluck, traditional Celtic pieces such as the Skye Boat Song, works by Benjamin Britten and Catalan folk songs.
Tickets are £10 and £20 from:
Festival website: www.stogumberfestival.com
or Tel: 0845 539 0168
or from Central Stores, Stogumber (01984 656214).


Free music at the White Horse Inn, Village Square

Sept 8th Fri Stogumber Festival 5.00pm - Stogumber
Free music in the Village Square

7.30pm St Mary's Church, Stogumber
BBC Folk Award winning singer/songwriter SAM KELLY and banjo player JAMIE FRANCIS Cornwall-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly was the Horizon Award winner at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards and has been praised by the likes of Kate Rusby and Seth Lakeman. For this gig, he will duo with the talented, young banjo and guitar player Jamie Francis. Sam is rediscovering the sounds of his Gaelic heritage and creates exciting, up-beat music that transcends the boundaries of traditional folk and popular music.
Tickets: £10 each, are available from the Festival Festival website: www.stogumberfestival.com
or Tel: 0845 539 0168
or from Central Stores, Stogumber (01984 656214).

9.30pm Free music
at the White Horse Inn, Stogumber

with Ben Cipolla Ben, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who fuses acoustic pop with reggae, rap and swing. He is a ‘BBC Introducing’ artist who has been featured on Clare Teal’s Radio 2 show.
Sept 13th Wed Talk:
"Witch Finding in Somerset"
Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friends of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL) present a talk by Andrew Pickering, "Witch Finding in Somerset"

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Oct 11th Wed Talk:
"Crime writer on The Sister's Secret"
Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friends of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL) present a talk by Penny Kline - Crime writer on The Sister's Secret"

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Nov 8th Wed Talk:
"Clockmaker James Cole"
Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friends of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL) present a talk by Neil Woodford - Clockmaker James Cole

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Dec 13th Wed An Evening of Poetry and Prose Nether Stowey Library, 7:30pm
Friends of Nether Stowey Library (FONSL) present n Evening of Poetry and Prose.


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