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What's happening in the Quantock area in 2017

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May 27th-29th Sat-Mon Creative Art and textile Exibition Holford & District Village Hall, 10am-4pm
Holford Art & Craft Group Creative Art and textile Exibition.
FREE ENTRY- FREE PARKING,
Refreshments Available ...ALL WELCOME

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May Bank Holiday
Chinks Grylls Open Studio
Quantock Lodge, Over Stowey
Opening times 10am to 6 pm.
Come and meet the artist.Chinks Grylls has been a professional international glass artist for over 35 years. She received the RSA Art for Architecture for her work on Bishop Fox's Community School, Taunton with Somerset County Council. Her Studio is in the beautiful environment of Quantock Lodge, , a superb 19th Century neo Gothis mansion built by Henry Labouchere, the 1st Baron Lord Taunton, at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Aley, Over Stowey.

You can combine a visit to the Open Studio with a walk up Ramscombe and/or a picnic in the Great Wood. There will be a variety of Contemporary Glassworks both wall and window hung, including free standing screens nada sale of coloured glass sheet.
Contact: Chinks Grylls 07803703634

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May 30th Tue Talk:

West Somerset Mineral Railway LIne
Holford & District Village Hall, 7:45pm
Holford History Society presents a talk on West Somerset Mineral Railway Line by Phil Gannon, former Surveyor for West Somerset D.C. & expert in local archaeology. This talk will also include information on the copper mine at Dodington.
Members £1, Guests £3 Refreshments, raffle and a warm welcome! Further details: Stewart 01278 741129

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May 31st 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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June       Back to top
June 3rd Sat Halsway Fete Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe
12am-5pm
Join us for a proper summer country fete Entry by donation stall, craft demos, punch and judy, maypole, dance diplays, BBQ, icecream and more.
Contact: 01984 618 274

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Sounds of the Summer Halsway Manor, Nr. Crowcombe
Gig of emerging folk performers, Jim Causley, Kitty Macfarlane and the James Findlay Trio.
£15 per ticket, B&B and camping avail
Book at
https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/sounds-of-the-south-west/
Tel: 01984 618 274

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June 7th 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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June 8th Thurs Evening Walk: Nether Stowey, Over Stowey & Friarn Meet: Nether Stowey Library Car Park, 18:15
Sedgemoor Ramblers invite you to join them on this walk. Up onto the lower slopes of the Quantocks and returning via Stowey Castle Distance: 3.5 miles - Grade: Moderate, Estimated Finishing Time: 20:30.
Dogs Welcome. Option of a pub meal after the walk.
Leader: Ed, Tel: 01278 651094 or 07701 389635
Web site: sedgemoorramblers.co.uk

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Grid Ref: ST
190 397
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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June 10th Sat
Sampford Brett Swinging 60s Fete The Old Rectory, Sampford Brett
Village Fete. 12 noon until 4pm.
Lots of stalls and activities for the whole family plus refreshments.

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Quantock Walking Festival:

Nine free guided walks over 2 days.

Organised by Sedgemoor Ramblers
and Stowey Walking




























Quantock Walking Festival:

Nine free guided walks over 2 days.

Organised by Sedgemoor Ramblers
and Stowey Walking
Walk 1 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey

NOTE: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of this leaving the Church Centre at 10.00 a.m.
Kilve - Coastal Path - Smitrh’s Combe - Bicknoller Post - Halsway Post - Dead Woman’s Ditch - Nether Stowey
Down to the Coast at Kilve and then up onto the Quantocks going via Bicknoller Post, Halsey Post. Dead Woman's Ditch and Five Lords into Nether Stowey. Distance: 11 miles
Registered Assistance Dogs Only
Walk 1 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 2 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
Note: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of the walk leaving the Church Centre at 10:45 a.m.
From Holford via Hodder's Combe and Lady's Edge to Bicknoller Post.  Onwards to Halsway Post, Dead Woman's Ditch and Five Lords into Nether Stowey.   A beautiful walk through the combe before climbing onto the Quantock ridge where there are great views all around. Distance: 8 miles - Grade: Moderate B,
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 2 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 3 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
Note: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of the walk leaving the Church Centre at 11:15 a.m.
Over the Quantocks from Alfoxton to Stowey with Wordsworth and Coleridge. Description: An Historical walk following the footsteps of the poets across the Quantock Hills. Distance: 5.5 miles - Grade: Moderate Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 3 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 4 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
Note: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of the walk leaving the Church Centre at 11:45 a.m.
Holford - Bicknoller Post - Halsway Post - Dead Woman’s Ditch & Nether Stowey Description: From Holford via Hodder's Combe and Lady's Edge to Bicknoller Post.  Onwards to Halsway Post, Dead Woman's Ditch and Five Lords into Nether Stowey.  A beautiful walk through the combe before climbing onto the Quantock ridge where there are great views all around. Distance: 8 miles.
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 4 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 5 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
Note: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of the walk leaving the Church Centre at 12:15
Nether Stowey, Pinnacle Hill & Dowsborough A walk across meadows with a short climb up Pinnacle Hill which is a good view point offering 360 degree views.  Back across more meadows and through Nether Stowey village. Distance: 3.6 miles - Grade: Leisurely, : Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 5 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
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June 11th Sun
Crowcombe Cinema:

Lion (2016) PG
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe,
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm
Dev Patel excels in this true story of a foundling Indian boy who locates his mother years later in this intelligent, heartfelt film. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. 1 hr 58 mins; BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA.

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.

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Quantock Walking Festival:

Nine free guided walks over 2 days.

Organised by Sedgemoor Ramblers

















Quantock Walking Festival:

Nine free guided walks over 2 days.

Organised by Sedgemoor Ramblers
Walk 6 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
Note: Linear walk. A coach will be provided giving free transport to the start of the walk leaving the Church Centre at 10:00
West Quantoxhead - Halsway Manor - Crowcombe Park Gate - Great Wood - Friarn - Over Stowey - Nether Stowey Description: Following the Quantock Greenway from West Quantoxhead to Crowcombe.   Then climbing to Crowcombe Park Gate and onwards via Great Wood, Quantock School, Over Stowey and Marsh Mills into Nether Stowey.  Good Quantock Scenery all of the way. Distance: 12 miles - Grade: Moderate B
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 6 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 7 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
10:45
Nether Stowey: Walking from Stowey Castle to Stogursey Castle.  Then into Stogursey to visit St Andrew's Well.  Returning via Fiddington.  Mainly across farmland and gently rolling hills. Distance: 8 miles - Grade: Moderate A, Estimated Finishing Time: 14:45.
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 7 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 8 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
11:30
Nether Stowey: Walking from Stowey Castle to Stogursey Castle.  Then into Stogursey to visit St Andrew's Well.  Returning via Fiddington.  Mainly across farmland and gently rolling hills. Distance: 8 miles - Grade: Moderate A, Estimated Finishing Time: 14:45.
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Walk 8 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
Walk 9 - booking necessary
Meet: St Mary's Church Centre Nether Stowey.
12:00
A Dog Friendly Walk: Nether Stowey, Friarn & Over Stowey Description: Through fields across the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills to the villages of Friarn & Over Stowey.  Extensive views from the higher slopes of the walk. Distance: 3.6 miles - Grade: Moderate A. Dogs Welcome.
Walk 9 details
Booking: publicitysedgemoorramblers@gmail.com

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Grid Ref: ST
194 396
June 14th 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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June 15th 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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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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June 20th Tue Talk:

"Remarkable Trees of Stourhead"
Holford & District Village Hall, 7:30pm
Holford Gardeners present a talk by Emily Utgren, "Remarkable Trees of Stourhead"
Members £1, Non members £3.50
All are welcome - we are a very friendly group.
Contact: administrator@holfordgardenersgroup
or ring 01278 741130

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June 21st 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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June 22nd 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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June 23rd Fri Crowcombe Cinema:

The Olive Tree (2015) 15
Crowcombe Hall, Crowcombe,
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm
Alma's grandfather Ramón stopped talking about 12 years ago after his son, Alma's father, sold a 2000-years-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Without money or resources, Alma convinces her uncle and her friend to drive from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a journey with unexpected consequences for everyone... In Spanish with subtitles. 1 hr 40 mins; COMEDY, DRAMA.

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.

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June 24th Sat Collegium Singers Concert:

Musical Masters of Rome

Church of St Peter & St Paul, North Curry
Concert starts at 7:30 pm
Choral concert of sacred and secular works from Rome covering 500 years from Palestrina to Morricone with works by Victoria, Scarlatti, Pitoni and others. Collegium Singers are delighted to be returning to the Church of St Peter & St Paul in North Curry with their Guest Director Ian Webb-Taylor and this programme of music, largely composed in Rome. The concert coincides with the Church’s celebration of its patrons St Peter & St Paul, both of whom have strong associations with that city; the music we shall perform includes works by some of the long succession of musicians who were either born or have worked in Rome and who between them represent almost 5 centuries of inspirational composition.
Tickets: Adults £12, Students £6, Under 12'€™s free
On Line tickets at: www.oxboffice.com/EventDetails.aspx?eid=18542
Contact: E-mail collsingers@gmail.com for details or for tickets go toTaunton Visitor Centre, Market House, Fore Street, Taunton, TA1 1JD Tel: 01823-340370 - Open Monday to Saturday 09.30 to 16.30


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June 28th 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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June 29th 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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July       Back to top
July 1st
Sat
Walk:

Kilve, Coast Path, Lilstock & Kilton
Meet: Kilve Beach Car Park, 11:00am
Note: Pay & Display £2.50
Sedgemoor Ramblers invite you to join them on this 6 mile walk.
Kilve, Coast Path, Lilstock & Kilton. A gentle walk along the coastal path to Lilstock and into Kilton.  Returning across fields to Kilve. Distance: 6 miles - Grade: Leisurely, Estimated Finishing Time: 15:00
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Leaders: Jan & Rhona, Tel: 01278 641638
or 07787 568252 or 01278 786797 or 07979 347002
Segemoor Ramblers: sedgemoorramblers.co.uk

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Nearest Postcode:
TA5 1EG,
Grid Ref:
ST 144 442
July 9th Sun Walk:

East Quantoxhead, Coast Path, Smith's Combe & Alfoxton
Meet: East Quantoxhead Car Park, 10:30
Parking charge 50p in collection box in wall,
Sedgemoor Ramblers invite you to join them on this 9 mile walk.
East Quantoxhead, Coast Path, Smith's Combe & Alfoxton Description: Following coast path for a while then turning inland across A39 up on Greenway.   Onwards to Smith's Combe then following Great road to Alfoxton Hotel.  Returning through fields to Townsend Farm and back to East Quantoxhead.  Some hills and Smith's Combe very steep. Grade: Moderate A, Estimated Finishing Time: 15:30.
Registered Assistance Dogs Only.
Leader: Richard, Tel: 07854 426451 or 01278 784769
Segemoor Ramblers: sedgemoorramblers.co.uk

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Nearest Postcode: TA5 1EJ

Grid Ref: ST
137 435
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.

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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

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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

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Nearest Postcode: TA5 1BD

Grid Ref: ST
205 359
August       Back to top
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

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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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