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What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 29 June – Sat 6 July 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information:
http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

Dulverton Farmers’ Marketdulverton farmers market

Date: Sat 25 May 2019, 10:00am-2:30pm, Lion Stables Car Park, Dulverton TA229DW
Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from German and India, often with live folk music too. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Contact: 01398323474 More information: www.dulvertonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Exmoor Adventures

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Sat 29 June 2019, AM and PM sessions available, Porlock Weir

Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet! We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+)

SUP porlock weirStand-Up Paddleboard Activity

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Porlock Weir Minehead TA24 8PG, UK

Come and try the fun and relaxing activity of Stand-Up Paddle boarding, at the beautiful Porlock Weir. We’ll teach you the basic skills to get you paddling, whether kneeling or standing up! With a range of skills, games and a journey, you’ll be guaranteed a fun time on the water.We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, SUPs Ratio: 1:6 Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110!

e-bikesGuided e-Bike Ride

Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019, all day, Porlock Weir – This event is aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, using non-technical trails. We’ll teach you the basic skills needed to tackle the hills, and use the bikes. Some cycling experience is beneficial. These e-bikes assist you as you pedal, with 4 different modes, to help boost you up the hills. They guarantee a smile on your face, and they make the MTB experience great fun for those who may not enjoy cycling straight up steep hills. Ages 18+ Booking essential. Cost: £50pp (lunch not included).

rock climbing 2Rock Climbing

Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019, AM or PM, Valley of the Rocks, Lynmouth , N Devon – Join us for a half day Rock Climbing experience at the beautiful Valley of Rocks. We’ll teach you all you need to know including climbing skills and techniques, belaying and knot tying. You’ll get to experience a range of different climbs, high above the Exmoor coast. We provide: Harnesses, helmets, instruction Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

 

spoon carvingSpoon Carving Course

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm, The Riverside Project, Brompton Regis TA22 9NP – Aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day. We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon in the afternoon. Booking essential. Charge: £80 Contact: 01398 371686 More information: www.theriversideproject.org/courses

 

Grand Book Fairdulverton_-heritage-centre

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019,10:30am, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Book Sale with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

exmoor ponies cream tea 2Cream Teas with the Ponies

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Celebrate National Cream Tea Day with the Exmoor ponies. Have a look around, meet some of the Exmoor pony residents and enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and refreshments. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Charge for refreshments. Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

Nightjars and Barbecuenightjars and bbq

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 8:00pm-10:30pm, Nutcombe Bottom Carpark, between Dunster and Timberscombe TA24 7LY – Barbecue and nightjar Experience. BYO grog! We will meet at Nutcombe Bottom forest for a locally sourced barbecue all from our farm in Exford, as dusk falls we will walk up to the common to seek out the elusive migratory Nightjar and other creatures of the night. Booking essential. Charge: £25 per adult, £15 children under15 years Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

LeveretAt Halsway Manor: Leveret

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 8 – 10pm, Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA44BD

Leveret features three of England’s finest folk musicians – Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney – in an acclaimed collaboration, and we’re delighted to welcome them back to Halsway. Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. Now they return with Inventions, a new album of original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Tickets: Adults £10pp, Concessions £4 Contact: 01984 618 274 More information: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/leveret-gig

At the Regal Theatre

Rocketman-002-200x166Rocketman (Regal Film Society)

Date: Sat 29 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – (Cert 15) Dir Dexter Fletcher UK 2019 Run time 121 mins – This fantastical account of the highs and lows of Elton John’s wild-ride rise to fame will be will be given a special public screening for two nights to raise funds for a new air-conditioning system at the Regal. With a barn-storming central performance from Taron Egerton as Elton John, it is the story of a little boy who became a big star, told in full-blooded musical form. TICKETS: £5.00, Film Soc Members £3.00

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Date: Fri 5 – Sat 6 July 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – LA Dance Academy have been working hard to bring you their annual show packed full of the fiercest moves you’ll ever see and some of the hottest tunes from all eras. With students of all ages and a wealth of blazing talent, LA Dance Academy are all fired up and ready to go. The question is: Can you take the heat? If you’re ready to get your summer started then pop down to see the show at The Regal Theatre – you’d be crazy to miss it! TICKETS: £9.00, Friends of the Regal £8.50, Students/ES40s £5.00

phography wildlife tourExmoor Wildlife Tour

Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019 9:00am-9:00pm, Minehead TA24 5BT
Exmoor Wildlife Tour, travelling with your camera, we will show you how to capture stunning images of Highland Cattle, Exmoor Ponies and other wildlife we come across on Exmoor. Booking essential.
Charge: £30 Members £50 Non Members (includes joining fee) Contact: 074949849849 More information: exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/exmoor-wildlife-tour-with-mark/

Bat’s Castle Guided Walkbats castle landscape

Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, National Park Centre Dunster TA24 6SE
On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat’s Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – Donations gratefully received to CareMoor for Exmoor. Contact: 01643 821835

 

seaglass jewellery2Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery-making

Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ
Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 each Contact: 01598 752509

 

Porlock Marsh Guided Walkporlock marsh view

Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 10:30am-1:00pm, Porlock Visitors Centre TA24 8QD
Join local walk leader on a breath taking walk to discover Porlock Marsh, it’s rich wildlife, history and scenery. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01598 752509

 

heath fritillaryHawkcombe Butterfly Walk

Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Car-park on south of A39, 400m west of cattle grid at top of Porlock Hill SS 861 460
Lookiig at the coppice management work to help the recovery of the heath fritillary butterfly. Sight of the butterfly is weather dependant. We will follow a circular route through the woods to see other butterflies including the silver washed fritillary (hopefully). 3mls. Dogs on leads. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Lynton Cinema:

sometimes always neverSometimes, Always, NeverMIB International

Sat 29 Jun – Thu 4 Jul June 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 91min; Cert 12A

Men in Black: International

Fri 5 Jul 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 115min; Cert 12A

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #7 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range pork and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

 

dulverton farmers marketDulverton Farmers Market

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 10:00am-2:30pm, Lion Stables Car Park TA22 9DW
Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from Germany and India, often with live folk music too. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Contact: 01398323474 More information: www.dulvertonfarmersmarket.co.uk

 

Annual Shamanic Art Exhibitionshamanic art dedman

Date: Sat 6 Jul – Fri 12 Jul 2019, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
An exhibition of visionary shamanic art and tools by shamanic practitioners Kerry Manning-Dedman and Mark Dedman. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 26 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information: http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2019dark skies festival 2019

Date: Mon 14 Oct 10:00am – Sun 3 Nov 2019 11:00pm, Throughout Exmoor National Park
There will be plenty of events taking place at venues all over Exmoor, from stargazing talks and sessions to night time adventures so we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the country. Events will include Guided Night Walks, Family Astro party, Night Mountain Biking, Stargazing Talks, Wildlife at Night, Wild Swimming, Planetarium sessions and more! Booking essential.
Charge: see individual events Contact: 01598752509 or Katrina Munro on 01398 322236 or email KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk More information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

 

halloween trailHalloween Trail

Date: Sat 26 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019, Dunster Castle TA24 6SL
Are you brave enough to follow this spooky trail around the gardens? Solve the clues and make it back to claim your prize. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies. Contact: 01643821314 More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/whats-on

 

Porlock Apple Dayporlock apple day 2017

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Old School Building Orchard TA24 8QD
Run by Porlock Community Orchard, this event is a celebration of orchards and apples. Bring your apples for juicing and bottling and to discover more about all types of apples. The Community Orchard provide a personalised service so if you need advice or help please contact us as at porlockcommunityorchard@gmail.com or phone 07704 234739. Booking essential.
Charge: Free to attend. Small charge for juicing/bottles. Contact: 1643863150 More information: www.porlock.co.uk/events

 

dulverton town tour 2Autumn Book Fair

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 10:30am, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Book Sale from 10.30am with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. (Weather permitting) Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books or bring them along on the day for recycling! No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

branschke armstrongAt Halsway Manor: Duo – Branschke/Armstrong

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 8 – 10pm, Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA44BD – Callum Armstrong and Matthias Branschke are two of Europe’s most innovative and accomplished bagpipers. We are delighted to have them at to Halsway to lead an intensive bagpipe ensemble course – but they are also squeezing in this duo gig! Tickets: Adults £10pp, Concessions £4 Contact: 01984 618 274 More information: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/duo-branschke-armstrong/

Exmoor Adventures

whitewater kayakingIntroduction to Whitewater Kayaking

Date: Sat 26 & Tue 29 Oct 2019, 9am – 2pm, Dulverton – This is the perfect 1 day course for those wanting to learn the fundamentals of White Water Kayaking on grade I/II moving water. Previous Kayak experience is required, with the knowledge of the core flat water skills (forwards and backwards paddling, moving the boat sideways and use of a spray deck) though these skills will be refreshed. The day will consist of flat water skills, followed by moving water skills on a stretch of river, followed by a journey down the Barle/Exe. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

night mountain bikingNight Mountain Biking Guided Ride

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Horner, Minehead TA24 8HY – Fancy exploring Exmoor by night, seeing the trails in a different light, and enjoying the scenery in an exciting and dramatic way? Then join us for a guided mountain bike ride, by night. We’re offering these guided rides, as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival. We provide Mountain Bikes, helmets, gloves, and a descent set of lights, lighting up the trails. This is aimed at Intermediate riders who have experience of off-road cycling. We will do a circular loop starting and finishing at Horner, probably about 10-15km. Ages 14+ A good level of fitness is required. Level: Intermediate. Finish 9pm. Price: £45pp

e-bikesGuided E-bike Ride

Date: Sun 27 & Thu 31 Oct 2019, all day, Porlock Weir – Join us for a guided ride on our brand new E-Mountain Bikes. We’ll start at Porlock Weir, heading up onto Porlock Hill via open trails and quiet roads. We’ll descend down into Hawkcombe, and climb onto Ley Hill where you can enjoy more fantastic views of Exmoor and the coast. We can stop off for lunch at a Tea Gardens , before heading back over to Porlock Weir, via the hills and trails. This event is aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, using non-technical trails. We’ll teach you the basic skills needed to tackle the hills, and use the bikes. Some cycling experience is beneficial. These e-bikes assist you as you pedal, with 4 different modes, to help boost you up the hills! They guarantee a smile on your face, and they make the MTB experience great fun for those who may not enjoy cycling straight up steep hills. Ages 18+ Price: £55pp

rock climbing 2Rock Climbing

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019, Valley of Rocks, S W Coast Path, Lynton EX35 6JH – Join us for a half day Rock Climbing experience at the beautiful Valley of Rocks. We provide qualified instruction, as well as all the equipment you need. We’ll teach you all you need to know including climbing skills and techniques, belaying and knot tying. You’ll get to experience a range of different climbs, high above the Exmoor coast. We provide: Harnesses, helmets, instruction Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: £40 adults, £30 children; A family of 4, only £110.

mountainbiking danMountain Biking Activity

Date: Mon 28 & Thu 31 Oct & Sat 2 Nov 2019, Half day, Horner, Minehead TA24 8HY – We provide everything you need for a fun and informative Mountain Biking Activity, aimed at beginners and intermediate riders. Your qualified instructor will have great knowledge of the local trails, tailoring the activity to the level of the groups ability. At the start of the session you will be kitted up with a helmet and gloves, as well as a Scott Aspect Mountain Bike, with front suspension, shimano components and hydraulic disc brakes. You will be taught a variety of skills such as the ‘ready position, ‘efficient braking’, climbing and descending technique and other skills. We meet groups at Horner Car Park, heading up onto the hills for a circular route, finishing with an awesome descent, leaving you buzzing for more. Guided rides are usually between 10-15 km, and a good level of fitness is required. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Tue 29 Oct & Fri 1 Nov 2019, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum  Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

mountain bike sunsetUltimate Exmoor MTB Experience

Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019, All Day – With an 8 seater van, pick up truck and a custom bike trailer, we’ll meet in Porlock Weir, then head up onto the moors, aiming for at least 7 uplifts throughout the day (usually 8 or 9) taking in roughly 30-45km of trails. This is a guiding day for experienced riders, with all their own equipment and a fully functioning mountain bike (recommended full suspension). If you’re unsure whether this is for you, please get in touch. Snacks and hot drinks will be available, as well as hot pasties for lunch. The day will finish with a descent into Porlock Weir, where you can clean your bikes down with Fenwick’s Ltd products, before heading home. Maximum of 8 riders per day. Cost: Only £80pp for this full day, bespoke experience, with guiding, snacks, hot pastie, drinks and uplifts included. Ages 18+

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

Fungi of Exmoor’s Grasslandsgrassland fungi

Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 10:00am-3:30pm, FSC Nettlecombe Court (ST056377) TA4 4HT – Come and learn more about the fungi of Exmoor’s grasslands, such as waxcaps and puff balls. There will be a beginner’s session and walk around the grounds of the Field Studies Council’s Nettlecombe Court in the morning, followed by classroom ID session in the afternoon. Booking essential. Charge: £5 Contact: 07973 727469 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efw29qpz4a4fe90d

At the Regal Theatre:

downton abbey movie posterDownton Abbey (Regal Film Society)

Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Dir Michael Engler – UK 2019 – 122 mins – Cert PG – British period drama which follows on from events in the popular TV series. As news arrives of an impending visit from King George V and Queen Mary, the Crawleys and the staff of Downton Abbey must ensure that everyone is on their best behaviour. Can they keep up appearances long enough to ensure the king and queen have a pleasant stay? The starry cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery. TICKETS: £5.00, Members £3.00

Emma Johnson, Clarinet with Gregory Drott, PianoEmma_Johnsoni-133x200

Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Britain’s favourite clarinetist makes her Minehead debut with a programme ranging from clarinet classics to jazz: ROSSINI – Introduction Theme and Variations; MOZART -: Larghetto K581; DVORAK: – Sonatina; LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Sonata; PAUL READE – Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden; GERSHWIN/BENNY GOODMAN – Medley TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Friends £14.50, Students and ES40s £5.00

A-Dragons-Tale-200x151A Dragon’s Tale (Theatrix Arts)

Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 11:30am & 2:30pm with a workshop following each performance. The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Foolishly John Lambton throws a strange googly eyed fish back into the river. What has he done! The Fish grew and grew and grew until… Well why not find out by coming to watch Paul Batten of Theatrix Arts perform this magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm through puppets, changing scenery, song, music and sound effects. Then meet the puppets and create your very own Dragon Puppet. TICKETS: Adults £5.00, Children £3.00 plus £1.00 for every puppet made in the workshop.

dark skies walk and supperStargazing Walk and Pub Supper

Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm
Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing followed by supper in The Crown, a traditional Exmoor pub. We meet at 6.30pm and take a walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to Exford for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, then a short walk to the pub for supper which will be individually priced to allow full choice of the menu. Booking essential.
Charge: £15 per person, half price for children. Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

Wildlife at Nightexmoor pony wildlife at night

Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm, Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. There will beot chocolate and marshmallows and opportunity to interact with the ponies. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Adult £3, Under 16 £2 Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

halloween pony 2Halloween Half Term Activity Afternoon

Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 12:00pm-3:00pm, The Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Small charge for some activities. Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

Halloween Stargazing and Farmhouse Supperfarmhouse supper

Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 6:00pm-9:30pm, Exford TA24 7PP
Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor.We finish with a delicious home cooked roast dinner, lots of starry information and the use of our telescopes at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Please phone 01643831759 for further info or to book your places. Booking essential.
Charge: £35 per adult, Children 10 – 15 years half price Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

Lynton Cinema:

ad astraAd Astra

Sat 26 – Thu 31 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 122min; Cert 12A

The Addams Familyaddams family poster

Sat 26 – Thu 31 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

official secretsRunning time 105min; Cert PG

Official Secrets

Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 112min; Cert 15

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #4 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 19 – Sat 26 Oct 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS

Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information: http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2019dark skies festival 2019

Date: Mon 14 Oct 10:00am – Sun 3 Nov 2019 11:00pm, Throughout Exmoor National Park
There will be plenty of events taking place at venues all over Exmoor, from stargazing talks and sessions to night time adventures so we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the country. Events will include Guided Night Walks, Family Astro party, Night Mountain Biking, Stargazing Talks, Wildlife at Night, Wild Swimming, Planetarium sessions and more! Booking essential.
Charge: see individual events Contact: 01598752509 or Katrina Munro on 01398 322236 or email KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk More information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

 

porlock apple press dayPorlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, The Old School Centre Orchard Garden, High Bank, PORLOCK TA24 8QD
A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages. A look back to old country crafts… centred around our 1862 ‘Somerset Pattern’ apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away. There’s lots to learn, especially for the young ones – the reason why apples were such an important part of the rural economy, bees and their importance etc, are just some of the topics explained. Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, demonstrated. Also some incredibly skilled, local artisan crafts persons demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: FREE! Contact: 07779331967 More information: porlockapplepress.co.uk/apple-press-festival.html

 

Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group

Date:Sat 19 Oct 2019 – Fri 25 Oct 2019, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group – An Exhibition and Sale featuring paintings, ceramics and jewellery by Keri Manning- Dedman, Jacki Leighton-Boyce and Jane Hollowood. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

North Hill Guided Walknorth hill walk 2017

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:30am-1:30pm, Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right, the Marshaling Yard, please park here to meet walk leader Alan for a tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended. Booking essential. Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

halloween trailHalloween Trail

Date: Sat 19 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019, Dunster Castle TA24 6SL
Are you brave enough to follow this spooky trail around the gardens? Solve the clues and make it back to claim your prize. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies. Contact: 01643821314 More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/whats-on

 

merry neetAt Halsway Manor: Tales in Trust, the Nature of Story

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 8 – 10pm, Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA44BD – Join us for our annual Merry Neet ceilidh and story rounds. This is part of our Tales in Trust Weekend the theme for which is ‘The Nature of Stories’ celebrating the place of story in the natural world. Tickets: Adults £10pp, Concessions £4 Contact: 01984 618 274 More information: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/tales-in-trust/

Exmoor Adventures

night mountain bikingNight Mountain Biking Guided Ride

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Horner, Minehead TA24 8HY

Fancy exploring Exmoor by night, seeing the trails in a different light, and enjoying the scenery in an exciting and dramatic way? Then join us for a guided mountain bike ride, by night. We’re offering these guided rides, as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival. We provide Mountain Bikes, helmets, gloves, and a descent set of lights, lighting up the trails. This is aimed at Intermediate riders who have experience of off-road cycling. We will do a circular loop starting and finishing at Horner, probably about 10-15km. Ages 14+ A good level of fitness is required. Level: Intermediate. Finish 9pm. Price: £45pp

coasteering

courtesy of Exmoor Adventures

Coasteering Activity

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 3-hour activity, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY – Come and enjoy a guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Our experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water, up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

night e-bikeGuided E-Mountainbike Night Ride

Date:Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Horner – This is a guided E-Mountain Bike Night Ride, aimed at those who want to explore Exmoor by night. We’re offering these guided rides, as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival. We will teach you all you need to know about riding at night, as well as riding E-bikes, taking you on an off road ride, starting and finishing at Horner. We’l make our way up onto Ley Hill and some other surrounding hills, taking in the night skies. Ages 18+. E-Mountain Bikes, lights, helmets and gloves provided. An average level of fitness is required. Level: Beginners (Fri 25 Oct); Intermediate/Advanced (Sat 26 Oct) Price: £55pp

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

At the Regal Theatre:

Oh-My-Lord-MDS-logo-200x142Oh My Lord (Minehead Dramatic Society)

Dates: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The vicarage at Giggleton runs like a well-oiled machine, thanks to the hard work and formidable force that is housekeeper, Mrs Payne. But all that is about to change … with an unprecedented visit by the bishop, the arrival of an attractive and worldly-wise young woman and an unknown woman who once knew the vicar. TICKETS: Adults £8.00, Friends £7.50, Students and ES40s £4.00

Othello (The Pantaloons)Othellosquare-200x191

Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – It’s stormy outside. In here, tensions are simmering. As a touring swing band gather for their next performance, malevolent trickster Iago begins to sow the seeds of mistrust. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief. TICKETS: Adults £12.00, Friends £11.50, Students and ES40s £6.00

Don-Pasquale-200x125Don Pasquale (Live from the Royal Opera House)

Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – With Bryn Terfel, Olga Peretyatko, Ioan Hotea, Mariusz Kwiecie. Conductor: Evelino Pido, Director: Damiano Michieletto; Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. It has long delighted and surprised audiences, with the sparkle of its music, presented with virtuoso skill by its performers. Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. TICKETS: Adults £15.50, Friends £13.00, Students and ES40s £10.00

Gimme AbbaGimme-Abba-2019-200x93

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute for over 19 years, and are now celebrating their 20th anniversary. This unique stage show has developed into more than just another ABBA tribute show, reproducing the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glamorous four. Totalling over two hours, this performance is jam-packed with all the popular Abba songs and includes fascinating theatrical elements, many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies that come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel. TICKETS: Adults £16.00, Friends £15.50, Students and ES40s £8.00

Simonsbath Sawmill exteriorSimonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm, Simonsbath Sawmill TA24 7SL
An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. Dating from the early 19th century, this group of buildings, set in a beautiful, riverside location in the heart of the national park, were once the hub of activity for a huge country estate. Volunteers lead regular tours of the mill and will tell you about the history of this remarkable area. Tours are free and no booking is necessary but if you are coming especially to see the mill it’s advisable to ring 01643 831202 on the day to check that we are open.
Charge: Free but donations to support conservation work are welcome. Contact: 01392 860895 More information: www.simonsbathsawmill.org.uk

 

Stargazing Walk and Pub Supperstargazing from exford

Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm
Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing followed by supper in The Crown, a traditional Exmoor pub. We meet at 6.30pm and take a walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to Exford for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, then a short walk to the pub for supper which will be individually priced to allow full choice of the menu. Booking essential.
Charge: £15 per person, half price for children. Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

rutting stagHalf-term Deer Walk in Rut

Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019 2 – 4 pm, Based Central Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time) – Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to look for Exmoor’s Wild Red Deer as they come to the end of the rutting season. The walk is no more than 2 miles on on relatively level moorland and lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Lynmouth National Park Centre on 01598 752509. Charge: Donations to Caremoor for Exmoor

Night Hike and Farmhouse Supperfarmhouse supper

Date: Wed 23 & Fri 25 Oct 2019 6:00pm-9:30pm, Exford TA24 7PP
Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor.We finish with a delicious home cooked roast dinner, lots of starry information and the use of our telescopes at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Please phone 01643831759 for further info or to book your places. Booking essential.
Charge: £35 per adult, Children 10 – 15 years half price Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

exmoor pony wildlife at nightWildlife at Night

Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm, Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. There will beot chocolate and marshmallows and opportunity to interact with the ponies. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Adult £3, Under 16 £2 Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

Halloween Half Term Activity Afternoonhalloween pony 2

Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019 12:00pm-3:00pm, The Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Small charge for some activities. Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

porlock apple day 2017Porlock Apple Day

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Old School Building Orchard TA24 8QD
Run by Porlock Community Orchard, this event is a celebration of orchards and apples. Bring your apples for juicing and bottling and to discover more about all types of apples. The Community Orchard provide a personalised service so if you need advice or help please contact us as at porlockcommunityorchard@gmail.com or phone 07704 234739. Booking essential.
Charge: Free to attend. Small charge for juicing/bottles. Contact: 1643863150 More information: www.porlock.co.uk/events

 

Autumn Book Fairdulverton town tour 2

Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 10:30am, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Book Sale from 10.30am with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. (Weather permitting) Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books or bring them along on the day for recycling! No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Lynton Cinema:

maleficent mistress of evilMaleficent: Mistress of Evil

Sat 19 – Thu 24 Oct 2019, 2:30 & 8:00pm, Fri 25 Oct 2:30pm only

Running time 119min; Cert PGad astra

Ad Astra

addams family posterFri 25 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 122min; Cert 12A

The Addams Family

Fri 25 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

Running time 105min; Cert PG

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #4 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 12 – Sat 19 Oct 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates:
27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information:
http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2019dark skies festival 2019

Date: Mon 14 Oct 10:00am – Sun 3 Nov 2019 11:00pm, Throughout Exmoor National Park
There will be plenty of events taking place at venues all over Exmoor, from stargazing talks and sessions to night time adventures so we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the country. Events will include Guided Night Walks, Family Astro party, Night Mountain Biking, Stargazing Talks, Wildlife at Night, Wild Swimming, Planetarium sessions and more! Booking essential.
Charge: see individual events Contact: 01598752509 or Katrina Munro on 01398 322236 or email KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk More information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

 

Exmoor Adventures

mountain bike sunsetUltimate Exmoor MTB Experience

Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019, All Day – With a 6 seater van, pick up truck and a custom bike trailer, we’ll meet in Porlock Weir, then head up onto the moors, aiming for at least 7 uplifts throughout the day (usually 8 or 9) taking in roughly 30-45km of trails. This is a guiding day for experienced riders, with all their own equipment and a fully functioning mountain bike (recommended full suspension). If you’re unsure whether this is for you, please get in touch. Snacks and hot drinks will be available, as well as hot pasties for lunch. The day will finish with a descent into Porlock Weir, where you can clean your bikes down with Fenwick’s Ltd products, before heading home. Maximum of 8 riders per day. Cost: Only £80pp for this full day, bespoke experience, with guiding, snacks, hot pastie, drinks and uplifts included. Ages 18+

night mountain bikingNight Mountain Biking Guided Ride

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Horner, Minehead TA24 8HY – Fancy exploring Exmoor by night, seeing the trails in a different light, and enjoying the scenery in an exciting and dramatic way? Then join us for a guided mountain bike ride, by night. We’re offering these guided rides, as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival. We provide Mountain Bikes, helmets, gloves, and a descent set of lights, lighting up the trails. This is aimed at Intermediate riders who have experience of off-road cycling. We will do a circular loop starting and finishing at Horner, probably about 10-15km. Ages 14+ A good level of fitness is required. Level: Intermediate. Finish 9pm. Price: £45pp

coasteering

courtesy of Exmoor Adventures

Coasteering Activity

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 3-hour activity, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY – Come and enjoy a guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Our experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water, up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

night e-bikeGuided E-Mountainbike Night Ride

Date: Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Horner – This is a guided E-Mountain Bike Night Ride, aimed at those who want to explore Exmoor by night. We’re offering these guided rides, as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival. We will teach you all you need to know about riding at night, as well as riding E-bikes, taking you on an off road ride, starting and finishing at Horner. We’l make our way up onto Ley Hill and some other surrounding hills, taking in the night skies. Ages 18+. E-Mountain Bikes, lights, helmets and gloves provided. An average level of fitness is required. Level: Beginners (Fri 25 Oct); Intermediate/Advanced (Sat 26 Oct) Price: £55pp

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

yellowcombe and winsford walkYellowcombe and Winsford Walk

Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019 10:00am-1:00pm, Winsford village car park TA24 7JQ
A fairly challenging 5-mile walk around Winsford Hill taking in the Caratacus Stone and the Punchbowl. Steep inclines which are stony and slippery if wet and some possibly muddy fields. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

4At the Regal Theatre:

Daniel Pogarzelski QuartetDaniel-Pogorzelski-Quartet-200x113

Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 3:00pm The Regal Theatre Bar, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 The DPQ (Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet) play acoustic jazz influenced by 50s/60s/Blue Note Era. Tenor, alto and soprano saxophone player Daniel Pogorzelski fell in love with jazz many years ago. Guitar player Richard Llewelyn has been playing guitar for 43 years, working alongside artists such as Kathy Stobart, Tony Roberts, John Critchenson, Rosemary Squires – to name but a few. Will Helton has played the double bass since being a teenager. He has played with a number of outstanding musicians across a range of styles in the U.S., Germany and the UK. Paolo Gubbio, is a Bristol based Italian jazz drummer and session musician. He moved to Bristol from Italy in 2012 and started playing with master musicians living in the UK. Tickets: £12.00

Oh-My-Lord-MDS-logo-200x142Oh My Lord (Minehead Dramatic Society)

Dates: Thu 17 – Fri 19 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The vicarage at Giggleton runs like a well-oiled machine, thanks to the hard work and formidable force that is housekeeper, Mrs Payne. But all that is about to change … with an unprecedented visit by the bishop, the arrival of an attractive and worldly-wise young woman and an unknown woman who once knew the vicar. TICKETS: Adults £8.00, Friends £7.50, Students and ES40s £4.00

Othello (The Pantaloons)Othellosquare-200x191

Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – It’s stormy outside. In here, tensions are simmering. As a touring swing band gather for their next performance, malevolent trickster Iago begins to sow the seeds of mistrust. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief. TICKETS: Adults £12.00, Friends £11.50, Students and ES40s £6.00

Don-Pasquale-200x125Don Pasquale (Live from the Royal Opera House)

Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – With Bryn Terfel, Olga Peretyatko, Ioan Hotea, Mariusz Kwiecie. Conductor: Evelino Pido, Director: Damiano Michieletto; Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story tells of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind. It has long delighted and surprised audiences, with the sparkle of its music, presented with virtuoso skill by its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains. Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. TICKETS: Adults £15.50, Friends £13.00, Students and ES40s £10.00

Gimme AbbaGimme-Abba-2019-200x93

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute for over 19 years, and are now celebrating their 20th anniversary. This unique stage show has developed into more than just another ABBA tribute show, reproducing the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glamorous four. Totalling over two-hours, this performance is jam-packed with all the popular Abba songs and includes fascinating theatrical elements, many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies that come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel. Gimme ABBA have enjoyed theatre shows, concerts and festivals worldwide and nationwide in the United Kingdom. TICKETS: Adults £16.00, Friends £15.50, Students and ES40s £8.00

rutting stagEarly Morning Deer Walk in Rut

Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019 7:15am-10:15am, Based Central Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time) – Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to go early in the morning and see / hear Exmoor’s Wild Red Deer during the rutting season. The walk is no more than 3 miles on quite steep ground and lasts between 2 and 3 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841 Charge: Donations to Caremoor for Exmoor

 

Discover Exmoor’s Fungifungi of exmoor's grasslands

Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tarr Steps (SS872323)
Join an Exmoor National Park fungi expert for a 1.5 mile slow walk around Tarr Steps woods. We will look at fungi life cycles, growing patterns and which ones we can eat. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 Contact: 07973 727469 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efw29qni74b4c0b8

 

stag and hindsA Talk about the Red Deer of Exmoor

Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
October is the time when the red deer rut happens on Exmoor. Come and learn more about our country’s largest wild animal through a talk given by a National Park Ranger. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £3.00 Contact: 07969 243887

 

Night Hike and Farmhouse Supperfarmhouse supper

Date: Tue 15, Sat 19 Oct 2019 6:00pm-9:30pm, Exford TA24 7PP
Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor.We finish with a delicious home cooked roast dinner, lots of starry information and the use of our telescopes at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Please phone 01643831759 for further info or to book your places. Booking essential.
Charge: £35 per adult, Children 10 – 15 years half price Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

watercolour3Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Date: Wed 16 (Dulverton) & Thu 17 (Dunster) Oct 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Naitonal Park Centres
Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 Contact: 01598 752509

 

Stargazing Walk and Pub SupperHalloween farmhouse supper

Date: Tue 17 Oct 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm
Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing followed by supper in The Crown, a traditional Exmoor pub. We meet at 6.30pm and take a walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to Exford for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, then a short walk to the pub for supper which will be individually priced to allow full choice of the menu. Booking essential.
Charge: £15 per person, half price for children. Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group

Date:Sat 19 Oct 2019 – Fri 25 Oct 2019, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group – An Exhibition and Sale featuring paintings, ceramics and jewellery by Keri Manning- Dedman, Jacki Leighton-Boyce and Jane Hollowood. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

mineral lineRalegh’s Cross Mineral Line Long Walk

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019 9:45am-2:45pm, Ralegh’s Cross TA23 0LN
We visit Beulah Chapel and the remains of the 19c mining village at Brendon Hill. We see the Winding house and go down the Incline to Comberow. Then we walk through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles. Steep. Boots, a packed lunch and waterproofs are needed. Booking essential.
Charge: Free. Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323841 More information: www.westsomersetmineralrailway.org.uk

 

Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festivalporlock apple press day

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, The Old School Centre Orchard Garden, High Bank, PORLOCK TA24 8QD
A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages. A look back to old country crafts… centred around our 1862 ‘Somerset Pattern’ apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away. There’s lots to learn, especially for the young ones – the reason why apples were such an important part of the rural economy, bees and their importance etc, are just some of the topics explained. Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, demonstrated. Also some incredibly skilled, local artisan crafts persons demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: FREE! Contact: 07779331967 More information: porlockapplepress.co.uk/apple-press-festival.html

 

north hill walk 2019North Hill Guided Walk

Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:30am-1:30pm, Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right. This is called the Marshaling Yard, please park here and meet walk leader Alan for a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended. Booking essential. Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

Lynton Cinema:

Judy2019posterJudymaleficent mistress of evil

Sat 12 – Thu 17 Oct 2019, 8:00pm, also 2:30 Mon

Running time 118min; Cert 12A

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 2:30pm & 8:00pm

Running time 119min; Cert PGA

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #4 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 28 Sep – Sat 12 Oct 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates:
27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information:
http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Exmoor Adventures

mountain bking on exmoorMountain Biking Activity

Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019, 8:30 -11:30 am, Horner, Minehead TA24 8HY Join us for a Guided Mountain Bike ride. We provide everything you need for a fun and informative Mountain Biking Activity, aimed at beginners and intermediate riders. Your qualified instructor will have great knowledge of the local trails, tailoring the activity to the level of the groups ability. At the start of the session you will be kitted up with a helmet and gloves, as well as a Scott Aspect Mountain Bike, with front suspension, shimano components and hydraulic disc brakes. You will be taught a variety of skills such as the ‘ready position, ‘efficient braking’, climbing and descending technique and other skills. Booking essential. Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum. Booking essential. Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120

rock climbing 2Rock-Climbing Activity

Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019, half day, Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, N Devon – We provide qualified instruction, as well as all the equipment you need. We’ll teach you all you need to know including climbing skills and techniques, belaying and knot tying. Our level 1 Climbing course is a fun day, designed to introduce participants to outdoor climbing, bouldering and abseiling. We provide all the necessary equipment and expertise to ensure you have a safe and fun experience. Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

coasteering

courtesy of Exmoor Adventures

Coasteering Activity

Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019, 3-hour activity, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY – Come and enjoy a guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Our experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water, up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

e-bikesGuided E-bike Ride

Date: Sun 6 Oct 2019, all day, Porlock Weir – This event is aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, using non-technical trails. We’ll teach you the basic skills needed to tackle the hills, and use the bikes. Some cycling experience is beneficial. These e-bikes assist you as you pedal, with 4 different modes, to help boost you up the hills. They guarantee a smile on your face, and they make the MTB experience great fun for those who may not enjoy cycling straight up steep hills. Ages 18+ Booking essential. Cost: £50pp (lunch not included).

Ultimate Exmoor MTB Experience

Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019, All Day – With a 6 seater van, pick up truck and a custom bike trailer, we’ll meet in Porlock Weir, then head up onto the moors, aiming for at least 7 uplifts throughout the day (usually 8 or 9) taking in roughly 30-45km of trails. This is a guiding day for experienced riders, with all their own equipment and a fully functioning mountain bike (recommended full suspension). If you’re unsure whether this is for you, please get in touch. Snacks and hot drinks will be available, as well as hot pasties for lunch. The day will finish with a descent into Porlock Weir, where you can clean your bikes down with Fenwick’s Ltd products, before heading home. Maximum of 8 riders per day. Cost: Only £80pp for this full day, bespoke experience, with guiding, snacks, hot pastie, drinks and uplifts included. Ages 18+

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

dulverton farmers marketDulverton Farmers Market

Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 10:00am-2:30pm, Lion Stables Car Park TA22 9DW
Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from German and India, often with live folk music too. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Contact: 01398323474 More information: www.dulvertonfarmersmarket.co.uk

 

North Hill Guided Walk (Selworthy Beacon end of North Hill)north hill walk 2019

Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 10:30am-1:30pm, Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, ascend North Hill along Hill Rd, follow road until you get to a dead end, this is the car park and meeting point of your walk. Alan, walk leader will meet you here. Join local walk leader on a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended. Booking essential, Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

Pine Feroda Exhibiting At Lanacre Barn Gallery

pine ferrodaDate: Sat 21 Sep – Sun 6 Oct 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm, LANACRE BARN GALLERY, Lanacre, Withypool, Exmoor TA24 7SD – Pine Feroda, a collaboration of four professional artists working together to produce dramatic large scale woodblock prints, is coming to Exmoor for an important exhibition at Lanacre Barn Gallery. Pine Feroda (the name carefully chosen for its ambiguity) has had widespread success and international recognition in London, New York, Hong Kong and Australia, with the accolade of being three times selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Working mostly in the South West, Merlyn Chesterman R.E., Julia Manning R.E., S.W.L.A., Ian Phillips and Judith Westcott have developed a unique artistic collaboration with a recognisable style. Pine’s oevre is predominantly seascapes and landscapes, often inspired by the North Devon coastline. The exhibition is running in conjunction with Somerset Art Week. There will be yellow SAW signs guiding you from all directions. More about Pine Feroda http://www.pineferoda.com No need to book – just turn up. Charge: No charge Contact: 01643831171 More information: www.moorlandart.com

 

4At the Regal Theatre:

woman at warWoman at War (The Regal Film Society)

Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 Dir Benedikt Erlingsson Iceland/France/Ukraine 2019 Run Time: 101 mins

A black comedy from the director of Of Horses and Men about a woman in her forties who is fighting to save the planet and adopt a child at the same time, and who declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. Subtitled. Tickets: Members £3.00, Guests £5.00

A Celebration of John Denver16.08.25-Wayne-Denton-as-JOHN-DENVER-155x200

Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Wayne Denton giving a celebration of John Denver promises an unforgettable night out as you travel on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver, featuring popular hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’. One of the first artists ever to sell over 10 million copies alone for his ‘Greatest Hits’ album in 1973 John Denver is a unique artist who has inspired a generation. TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Friends £14.50, Students and ES40s £10.00

Don-Giovanni-200x137Don Giovanni

Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019, 6:45pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Live from the Royal Opera House DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart With Erwin Schrott, Roberto Tagliavini, Malin Bystrom, Christine Rice; Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen, Director: Kasper Holten – Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. TICKETS: Adults £15.50, Friends £13.00, Students and ES40s £10.00

Headwaters of the Exeheadwaters of the Exe

Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 10:00am-12:30pm, Winsford village car park TA24 7JQ
A walk within the South West Water Headwaters of the Exe project catchment to look at the work farmers are doing on Exmoor to protect water quality in the River Exe. Likely to be wet underfoot. 3mls. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

bats castle landscapeBat’s Castle Guided Walk

Date: Thu 3rd Oct 2019 11:00am-2:00pm, National Park Centre Dunster TA24 6SQ
On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat’s Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor are welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery-makingseaglass jewellery2

Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ – Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft. Booking essential. Charge: £15.00 each Contact: 01598 752509

 

exmoor trees and woodlandsExmoor’s Trees and Woodlands

Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 7:30pm, Riverside Youth Centre, Kemps Way, Dulverton TA22 9HL
“An introduction to Exmoor’s trees and woodlands by the National Park Woodland Team; how they were managed, how they are managed today and what makes them so special.” No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: DGES members free; Non-members £3 please to help with expenses. Contact: 01398 323954

 

Cream Tea with Inspirational Women –Ada Lovelace

A celebration of International Ada Lovelace Day

Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019 2:30pm-4:30pm, Porlock Village Hall TA24 8QD
Celebrating International Ada Lovelace Day, five women from the worlds of art, travel, film, education and theatre will be sharing their passions, their achievements and their inspirations in an event to mark the birthday of the woman regarded as being the first computer programmer. The speakers are Molly Rooke, Hilary Bradt, Lynn Pearson, Jane Keeley and Sarah Peterkin in Porlock Village Hall. Tickets are available from Porlock SPAR, Porlock Visitor Centre, online at http://www.wegottickets.com and via Facebook. A limited number of tickets for students at £2.00 will be available on the door only. Booking essential.
Charge: £8.00 Contact: 01643863117

 

cleevecloisterLocal History Weekend at Cleeve Abbey

Date: Sat 5 – Sun 6 Oct 2019 10:00am-5:00pm, Cleeve Abbey Washford TA23 0PS
Cleeve Abbey have an open week end with many exhibits, including photographs and artifacts linked to the 19c Mineral Railway which ran from the iron mines in the Brendons to Watchet. members of the WSMLA will be there to explain. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: normal English Heritage rates apply. Contact: 01984 634177

 

Hidden Dunster Guided Walkhidden dunster walk

Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019 11:00am-12:30pm, National Park Centre Dunster
Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and finding hidden parts to the village. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

lorna doone walk 2Lorna Doone Safari

Date: Wed 9h Oct 2019, 2:00pm-4:30pmm, Porlock Visitor Centre TA24 8QD
To celebrate 150 years since R.D. Blackmore’s novel was published, book a place on a special ‘Lorna Doone’ Landrover safari. Pass through the beautiful Doone country, and visit St Mary’s Church in Oare, Badgworthy Water and Robber’s Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary which brings the book to life. Departs from the Porlock Visitor Centre. (Group bookings on other dates also possible). Booking essential.
Charge: £25.00 per person Contact: 01643 863150 More information: www.porlock.co.uk/events

 

Learn to Draw with Chris Howelearn to draw

Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 11:00am-1:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth EX35 6EQ – Have fun learning to Draw with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw, or you’d like to improve your drawing this is the class for you. It’s a relaxing class in a nice environment, with lots of encouragement to help you along. All equipment and tuition is included. Booking essential, Charge: £15.00 per person Contact: 01598 752509

 

watercolour 2Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ – Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more. Booking essential. Charge: £15.00 Contact: 01598 752509

 

Lynton Cinema:

mrs lowry and sonMrs Lowry and Son

Sat 28 Sep – Thu 3 Oct 2019, 8:00pm, also 2:30 mon

the goldfinch

Running time 91min; Cert PG

The Goldfinch

Judy2019posterSat 4 – Thu 10 Oct 2019, 8:00pm, also 2:30 mon

Running time 149min; Cert 15

Judy

Fri 11 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 118min; Cert 12A

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #4 @72ppiMinehead Country Market

(Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 14 – Sat 28 Sep 2019

Contains ArtJonEngland

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information:
http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

cowbridge sawmillCowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Heritage Days

Date: Sat 14 – Sun 15 Sep 2019 11:00am-4:30pm, Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe TA247TD
Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road, Timberscombe TA24 7TD. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free entrance but donations much appreciated. Contact: 01643841803 More information: www.cowbridgesawmill.org

 

Exmoor’s Historic Building Festivalexmoors historic buildings

Date: Mon 16 – Sun 22 Sep 2019, events across Exmoor National Park
A series of events looking at the historic buildings across Exmoor. Throughout the week there will be walks, talks and practical demonstrations of traditional building techniques taking place across the park. More details to follow so keep an eye on the Exmoor National Park website an social media. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Some events may charge. Contact: 01398 322285 More information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/Whats-Special/history/historic-building-festival-2019

Simonsbath Guided Walk

Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 10:30am-5:00pm, Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath TA24 7SH

Barlynch Priory Guided Walk

Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 11:00am-2:00pm, St Nicholas Priory

Wootton Courtenay Guided Walk

Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Outside village church TA24 8RH

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway talk

Date: Tue 17 & Thu 19 Sep 2019 2:30pm-3:30pm, National Parks Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth EX35 6EQ

Ashley Combe, Ada Lovelace and Culbone Guided Walk

Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 11:00am-2:00pm, Toll house at Worthy, TA24 8PG

A Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Wed 18 & Tue 24 Sep 2019 3:00pm-4:30pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9HL

Dunster Early Fabric Display and Guided Walk

Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 11:00am-4:00pm, Dunster Memorial Hall, 17 High Street, Dunster TA24 6SF

Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 10:30am-12:30pm, National Trust car park in Bossington

The History of St Petrocks Church, Parracombe

Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm, St Petrock Church, Church Lane, Parracombe EX31 4RJ

North Hill on the Radar

Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 10:30am-3:30pm, SS95384748

Ralegh’s Cross Short Walk

Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 9:45am-1:45pm, Ralegh’s Cross Inn TA23 0LN

 

Barn Dancebarn dance 2

Dates: Sat 14 & Sat 21 Sep 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm, Dunster Tithe Barn TA24 6SS
Dunster Buttercross Community Orchard Barn Dance at Dunster Tithe Barn on Saturday September 14th, 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Music by the Quantock Quarenders. Licensed Bar and food available from Country Grill.
Tickets £8.00 per adult, under 17s £3.00 at the door on the night or available from Jacobs of Dunster, Alan Vicary (01643 – 821046) or Doug Challoner (01643 822225)

 

art exhibition dulvertonSummer Art Exhibition

Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019 – Fri 20 Sep 2019, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
Art ExhibitionFour lady artists all with different styles – Trish Wright, Ro Hoyte, Gabrielle Horrobin and Margaret Lovatt return to us with their fabulous new summer exhibition. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Admission Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

simonsbath sawmillSimonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Simonsbath Sawmill TA24 7SL
An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. Dating from the early 19th century, this group of buildings, set in a beautiful, riverside location in the heart of the national park, were once the hub of activity for a huge country estate. Volunteers lead regular tours of the mill and will tell you about the history of this remarkable area. Tours are free and no booking is necessary but if you are coming especially to see the mill it’s advisable to ring 01643 831202 on the day to check that we are open. More information:
www.simonsbathsawmill.org.uk

 

Dunster park circular walkDunster Park Circular Walk

Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 10:00am-1:00pm, Dunster Castle NT car park (Fee payable) TA24 6SL
This walk will go up through Dunster Deer Park to Withycombe Hill Gate. Then over Bat’s Castle Iron Age hill fort settlement and down to see England’s tallest tree in Nutcombe Bottom before returning over Gallox Bridge to Dunster. 5miles. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Watercolour Painting with Chris Howewatercolour 2

Date: Wed 18 Sep (Dulverton) and Thu 19 Sep (Dunster) 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, Dulverton National Park Centre TA22 9EX and Dunster National Park Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster TA24 6SE
Learn to paint in Watercolour with local artist Chris Howe. These sessions are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with experience. It is a fun environment to learn in, all materials are included. Anyone 16 or under must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please. Booking essential.
Charge: £15 Contact: 01643 821835

 

pine ferrodaPine Feroda Exhibiting At Lanacre Barn Gallery

Date: Sat 21 Sep – Sun 6 Oct 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm, LANACRE BARN GALLERY, Lanacre, Withypool, Exmoor TA24 7SD
Pine Feroda, a collaboration of four professional artists working together to produce dramatic large scale woodblock prints, is coming to Exmoor for an important exhibition at Lanacre Barn Gallery. Pine Feroda (the name carefully chosen for its ambiguity) has had widespread success and international recognition in London, New York, Hong Kong and Australia, with the accolade of being three times selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Working mostly in the South West, Merlyn Chesterman R.E., Julia Manning R.E., S.W.L.A., Ian Phillips and Judith Westcott have developed a unique artistic collaboration with a recognisable style. Pine’s oevre is predominantly seascapes and landscapes, often inspired by the North Devon coastline. The exhibition is running in conjunction with Somerset Art Week. There will be yellow SAW signs guiding you from all directions. More about Pine Feroda http://www.pineferoda.com No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: No charge Contact: 01643831171 More information: www.moorlandart.com

 

Somerset County Showsomerset county show

Date: Sat 21 – Sun22 Sep 2019, Taunton Racecourse TA3 7BL
The new Somerset County Show will be held at Taunton Racecourse. More info about Somerset County Show on Facebook. http://www.somersetcountyshow.co.uk – No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Entry Fee – Check with Somerset County Show Contact: 01643 862466 More information: www.mepbg.co.uk/2019-heritage-exmoor-pony-festival

 

Exmoor Adventures

e-bikesGuided E-bike Ride

Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019, all day, Porlock Weir – This event is aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, using non-technical trails. We’ll teach you the basic skills needed to tackle the hills, and use the bikes. Some cycling experience is beneficial. These e-bikes assist you as you pedal, with 4 different modes, to help boost you up the hills. They guarantee a smile on your face, and they make the MTB experience great fun for those who may not enjoy cycling straight up steep hills. Ages 18+ Booking essential. Cost: £50pp (lunch not included).

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum. Booking essential. Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

At the Regal Theatre:

Dont-tell-I-poster-142x200Don’t Tell I… Tell ‘Ee

Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 The Brand New Tribute Show celebrating the Life of West Country Legend Adge Cutler, ‘ the King of the Wurzels’ and ‘Bard of Avonmouth’, as seen through the eyes of West Country Comedy Star and Panto favourite ANDY FORD. The show is bursting with all the popular Wurzel songs together with a gurt dollop of West Country humour from Andy who played Adge to critical acclaim in the 2017 Comedy Musical Drink Up Thy Cider’ at the Redgrave Theatre in Bristol. The show features a live Band of 4 musicians and consists of two halves, 45mins for Act One and 60mins approx. for Act Two with an interval of 20 mins. Tickets: Adults £18.00, Friends £17.50, Students and ES40s £10.00

RISCA Male Voice ChoirRISCA-male-choir-FB-200x119

Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 7:00pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The Risca Male Choir returns to the Regal Theatre on 21 September with a wide range of music to suit every taste. Founded in 1970, the choir has established an enviable reputation with its diverse performance styles and trendsetting programmes. Competition successes have included the title Male Choir of the Year, winning the Welsh Choral Challenge shield, the National Eisteddfod, and winning the Majestic Battle of the Choirs competition. Their repertoire includes both traditional and classical material, operatic and musical theatre items. The concert is presented by the Minehead Lions and all proceeds will go to local charities. Talented local musicians will also perform short interludes. TICKETS: Adults £9.50, Friends £9.00, Students and ES40s £5.00

Yesterday movie posterYesterday (Regal Film Club)

Dates: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 Jack is a struggling singer-songwriter in a small seaside town and his dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the support and devotion of his childhood best friend. Then, after a freak accident involving a bus during a mysterious global blackout, he wakes up to discover that The Beatles never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes an overnight sensation. . . and finds himself with a very complicated problem. Tickets: £5.00 (Members £3.00)

Patsy Kline and FriendsPatsy-Cline-and-friends-200x133

Date: Fri 23 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 – A tribute to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams & Jim Reeves: Patsy Cline once ruled the Country Music Album charts. Sue Lowry, a lifelong Country fan, will take you back to those hazy days with her powerful renditions of “Crazy”, “Sweet Dreams”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Honky Tonk Merry go Round”, “She’s Got You”, and “Got a lot of Rhythm in my Soul”. Marc Robinson, renowned for his portrayal of Buddy Holly, will pay tribute to the Granddaddy of Country Music Hank Williams, with songs that include “Howlin’ at the Moon”, “I saw the Light”, and “Rootie Tootie”.Roger Bird with his authentic costume and mesmerizing voice will perform a tribute to Jim Reeves, singing “Welcome to my World”, “Distant Drums” and the song everyone loves to join in with, “Bimbo”. Tickets: Adults £18.00, Friends £17.50, Students and ES40s £10.00

porlock walkHidden Porlock Guided Walk

Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 10:15am-12:15pm, Porlock Visitor Centre
A fascinating walk around Porlock village. An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village’s past. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations welcome. Contact: 0163 863150

 

Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks Guided Walkvalley of the rocks hollerday hill walk

Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 2:00pm, Lynton Town Hall EX35 6BT
Step back through the ages and discover the history and landscape around Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks. Please note the walk is on footpaths but the terrain is steep in places and therefore not suitable for young children or pushchairs. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to Caremoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01598 752509

 

hidden dunster walkHidden Dunster Guided Walk

Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 11:00am-12:30pm, National Park Centre Dunster
Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and finding hidden parts to the village. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

The Lorna Doone Traillorna doone walk 2

Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
The Lorna Doone Trail – A talk by John Burgess An illustrated talk traces some of the adventures of Jan Ridd and Lorna Doone and a few of the other characters who feature in R.D.Blackmores classic novel Lorna Doone at we celebrate 150 years since the book was first published. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £3 per person Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

lorna dooneA Lorna Doone Magic Lantern Diorama Evening

Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 7:00pm, St Petrock’s Church, Church Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TP
A Victorian magic lantern slide diorama as part of Exmoor celebrating the publication of Lorna Doone 150 years ago. Christopher Chanter will present the evening. Refreshments will be provided.
No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Free event. Donations to St Petrock’s Church to support provision of accessible toilet welcome. Contact: 01643 841500 More information: www.timberscombevillage.com/

 

Lynton Cinema:

downton abbey movie posterDownton Abbeymrs lowry and son

Sat 14 – Thu 26 Sep 2019, 8:00pm, also 2:30 midweek

Running time 120min; Cert PG

Mrs Lowry and Son

Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 91min; Cert PG

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #7 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 31 Aug – Sat 14 Sep 2019

Contains ArtJonEngland

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information: http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Minehead_Harbour_Sunny_Day2Artisan Markets at Minehead Harbour

Dates: Sat 31 Aug 2019, 10am – 3pm, Minehead Harbourside, Minehead

Featuring quality arts, crafts, vintage, upcycling, start-ups and food producers. Wheelchair access, Children welcome, Disabled access.

 

Dulverton Farmers Marketdulverton farmers market

Date: Sat 31 Aug 2019 10:00am-2:30pm, Lion Stables Car Park TA22 9DW
Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from Germany and India, often with live folk music too.
Charge: Free Contact: 01398323474 More information: www.dulvertonfarmersmarket.co.uk

 

Improve your photography workshopImprove Your Photography over the Summer

Date: Daily, Sat 20 Jul – Sun 1 Sep 2019,10:00am – 2:00pm, outside Minehead Tourist Information Centre TA24 5AP – Designed for people who perhaps don’t understand the basic settings of cameras and principles of photography and want to achieve more. Meet in Minehead and spend around two hours on Exmoor, (transport included). We break for refreshments, (a cup of tea or coffee which is included in the price). The final two hours are spent developing skills in taking images, exploring the rules of photography, like the composition and leading lines. Booking essential. Charge: £45.00 Contact: 07494 849 849 More information: exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/improve-your-photography-over-the-summer/

 

Mineral Line Bus Tripmineral line ruins

Date: Sat 31 Aug 2019 9:30am-3:00pm, Minehead Railway Station TA24 5BG
We travel by minibus as closely as possible to the route of the 19th century Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by Sat Aug 24. Booking essential.
Charge: £14 Contact: 01398 323841 More information: www.westsomersetmineralrailway.org.uk

 

Outdoor Theatre: Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre

wuthering heightsDate: Sat 31 Aug 2019 7:00pm-9:00pm, Dunster Castle TA24 6SL
This year, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors, adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, is set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Bring a blanket or low backed chair. Booking essential.
Charge: £16 Adult, £11 child, under 5’s free Contact: 01643821314 More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/whats-on

 

Dunster Yarn Marketdunster-yarn-market

Date: Sun 1 Sep 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Dunster Yarn Market, Dunster
Built in 1609, Dunster Yarn Market provided covered space for the selling of the woollen products that had been the bedrock of the local economy since the 13th century. Now being resurrected for its original purpose, come and see what our native Exmoor Horn sheep produce – knitting wool in lovely landscape colours, cushion covers, pullovers and socks. Shearing and spinning demonstrations throughout the day. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Free Contact: 01398 351209 More information: www.exmoorhornwool.co.uk

Exmoor Adventures

mountain bike sunsetUltimate Exmoor MTB Experience

Date: Sun 1 Sep 2019, All Day – Your guide is a British Cycling Leadership Tutor, with 20 years MTB experience on Exmoor, with the ability to tie up the very best trails on Exmoor, for you to enjoy, taking in natural trails, as used in some of the local Enduro races, as well as some manmade and natural hidden gems. With a 6 seater van, pick up truck and a custom bike trailer, we’ll meet in Porlock Weir, then head up onto the moors, aiming for at least 7 uplifts throughout the day (usually 8 or 9) taking in roughly 30-45km of trails. This is a guiding day for experienced riders, with all their own equipment and a fully functioning mountain bike (recommended full suspension). Maximum of 8 riders per day. Cost: Only £80pp for this full day, bespoke experience, with guiding, snacks, hot pastie, drinks and uplifts included. Ages 18+

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Sat 7 Sep 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum. Booking essential. Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120

coasteering

Coasteering Activity

Date: Sun 8 Sep 2019, 3-hour activity, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY – Come and enjoy a guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Our experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water, up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

walking safariWalking Safari

Date: Wed 4 Sep 2019 10:30am-1:30pm, Webbers Post carpark TA24 8HY
A good hike around the moors and woods looking for Exmoor Red Deer and ponies. Enjoy the great views and learn how to look for evidence of wildlife, foraging and tree identification. Refreshments provided Please bring waterproofs and good hiking shoes or boots.
Booking essential on 01643 831 759. Charge: £20 per person, children half price More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

Bat’s Castle Guided Walkbats castle landscape

Date: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, National Park Centre Dunster TA24 6SE
On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat’s Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – Donations gratefully received to CareMoor for Exmoor. Contact: 01643 821835

 

batsThe Bats of Horner Wood

Date: Wed 4 Sep 2019 7:00pm-9:30pm, NT car park at Horner village TA24 8HY
Fifteen of the seventeen known species of bat can be found in Horner Wood. Learn more about bats from an expert ecologist and take a fascinating evening stroll along the valley bottom, beside the Horner Water, watching for emerging bats as they forage in and around the tree canopy. With the aid of sophisticated bat detectors, you will also get the chance to hear them as they hunt for flying insects. 1-1.5mls. No dogs. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery-makingseaglass jewellery2

Date: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ
Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 each Contact: 01598 752509

 

At the Regal Theatre:

The ManfredsManfreds-2018-200x118

Dates: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430The Manfreds are considered, more than ever, one of the finest bands from the ‘60s era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – a winning combination of playing style and substance. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute. Tickets: Adults £23.50, Friends, Students and ES40s £21.00

Pete-Allen-Sean-Moyses-200x200Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington

Date: Sun 8 Sep 2019, 3:00 – 5:30pm, The Regal Theatre Bar, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Pete resumes his monthly happy jazz presentations featuring his quartet of James Clemus (piano), Dave Hanratty (bass), Richie Bryant (drums) with Pete, an honorary citizen of New Orleans USA, on clarinet, saxes and vocals. You are assured of a varied repertoire every time as the team pay tribute to many of the jazz legends including musical tributes to Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller and many more, performed in a fast moving professional slick show for all ages to enjoy! So book yourself a seat for a swinging jazz treat! TICKETS: £12.00

Sometimes, Always, Never (Regal Film Club)sometimes always never

Dates: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 Dir Carl Hunter – UK 2019 Run time 91 mins – Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family. Stars Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Jenny Agutter.

The-Zoots-300x193The Zoots – Sounds of the 60s

Dates: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 Experience The Sixties tribute show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out venues from the Palladium to Blackpool Tower. The Zoots are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by the best of the ’60s artists including The Beatles, The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees, The Small Faces, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Shadows, The Drifters, The Who, Petula Clark, The Four Seasons, Elvis and more. Tickets: Adults £16.000, Friends £15.50, Students and ES40s £10.00

Talk – All you need to know about Northmoor Ginnorthmoor gin (2)

Date: Thu 5 Sep 2019 7:30pm, Riverside Youth Centre, Kemps Way, Dulverton TA22 9HL
Exmoor Distillery sits on the southern gateway to Exmoor in Dulverton, an historic location, mentioned in the Domesday Book. The perfect setting in which to distil one of the UK’s finest small batch artisan gins. Exmoor Distillery is a small family run distillery, with a love for a premium quality gin. “After sampling many of the world’s gins on our travels, there was nothing that quite hit the spot, so we decided to produce our own. Customers love the complex flavours of the juniper and botanicals that give our gin a decidedly country taste and smooth texture.” No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: DGES members free: Non-members £3 to help with expenses. Contact: 01398 323954

 

porlock marsh viewPorlock Marsh Guided Walk

Date: Fri 6 Sep 2019 10:30am-12:30pm, Porlock Visitors Centre TA24 8QD
Join local walk leader on a breath taking walk to discover Porlock Marsh, it’s rich wildlife, history and scenery. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01598 752509

 

Hidden Dunster Guided Walkhidden dunster walk

Date: Wed 11 Sep 2019 11:00am-12:30pm, National Park Centre Dunster
Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and finding hidden parts to the village. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

town mills dulvertonA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Wed 11 Sep 2019 3:00pm-4:30pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9HL
Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £3 per person Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

Lorna Doone Safarilorna doone experience

Date: Wed 11 Sep 2019, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Porlock Visitor Centre TA24 8QD
To celebrate 150 years since R.D. Blackmore’s novel was published, book a place on a special ‘Lorna Doone’ Landrover safari. Pass through the beautiful Doone country, and visit St Mary’s Church in Oare, Badgworthy Water and Robber’s Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary which brings the book to life. Departs from the Porlock Visitor Centre. (Group bookings on other dates also possible). Booking essential.
Charge: £25.00 per person Contact: 01643 863150 More information: www.porlock.co.uk/events

 

learn to drawLearn to Draw with Chris Howe

Date: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth EX35 6EQ
Have fun learning to Draw with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw, or you’d like to improve your drawing this is the class for you. It’s a relaxing class in a nice environment, with lots of encouragement to help you along. All equipment and tuition is included. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 per person Contact: 01598 752509

 

Watercolour Painting with Chris Howewatercolour3

Date: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ
Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 Contact: 01598 752509

 

Lynton Cinema:

blinded-by-the-light-movie-posterBlinded by the Lightdora and the lost city of gold

Sat 31 Aug – Thu 5 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 118min; Cert 12A

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Sat 31 Aug – Thu 5 Sep 2019, 2:30pm

Running time 102min; Cert PG

Yesterday movie posterYesterdaybait movie poster

Fri 6 – Sat 8 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

Running time 116min; Cert 12A

Bait

Fri 6 – Tue 10 Sep 2019, 8:00pm, Mon 2:30pm

Running time 89min; Cert 15

pavarotti movie poster.jpgPavarottidownton abbey movie poster

Wed 11 – Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2:30pm and 8:00pm

Running time 114min; Cert 12A

Downton Abbey

Fri 13 Sep 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 121min; Cert PG

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #4 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

 

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 24 – Sat 31 Aug 2019

JonEnglandContains Art

Jon England, HOUR HANDS
Dates: 27/03/19-31/10/19, Open daily, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Jon England explores the human history of the West Somerset Mineral Line through a series of salt and iron portraits. Off-site installations will begin at Watchet’s Market House Museum and further locations througout the season. More information: http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

 

Artisan Markets at Minehead HarbourMinehead_Harbour_Sunny_Day2

Dates: Saturdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 Aug 2019, 10am – 3pm, Minehead Harbourside, Minehead

Featuring quality arts, crafts, vintage, upcycling, start-ups and food producers. Wheelchair access, Children welcome, Disabled access.

 

Improve your photography workshopImprove Your Photography over the Summer

Date: Daily, Sat 20 Jul – Sun 1 Sep 2019,10:00am – 2:00pm, outside Minehead Tourist Information Centre TA24 5AP – Designed for people who perhaps don’t understand the basic settings of cameras and principles of photography and want to achieve more. Meet in Minehead and spend around two hours on Exmoor, (transport included). We break for refreshments, (a cup of tea or coffee which is included in the price). The final two hours are spent developing skills in taking images, exploring the rules of photography, like the composition and leading lines. Booking essential. Charge: £45.00 Contact: 07494 849 849 More information: exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/improve-your-photography-over-the-summer/

 

Exmoor Adventures

SUP porlock weirStand-Up Paddleboard Activity

Date: Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug 2019, 3-hour activity, Porlock Weir Minehead TA24 8PG – Come and try the fun and relaxing activity of Stand-Up Paddle boarding, at the beautiful Porlock Weir. We’ll teach you the basic skills to get you paddling, whether kneeling or standing up! With a range of skills, games and a journey, you’ll be guaranteed a fun time on the water.We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, SUPs Ratio: 1:6 Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

mountain bking on exmoorMountain Biking Activity

Date: Sat 24 and Thu 29 Aug 2019, 8:30 – 11:30am, Horner car park – We provide everything you need for a fun and informative Mountain Biking Activity, aimed at beginners and intermediate riders. Your qualified instructor will have great knowledge of the local trails, tailoring the activity to the level of the groups ability. At the start of the session you will be kitted up with a helmet and gloves, as well as a Scott Aspect Mountain Bike, with front suspension, shimano components and hydraulic disc brakes. You will be taught a variety of skills such as the ‘ready position, ‘efficient braking’, climbing and descending technique and other skills. We meet groups at Horner Car Park, heading up onto the hills for a circular route, finishing with an awesome descent, leaving you buzzing for more! Cost: Teenagers £30pp, Adults £40pp, Family of four £110.

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment, teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. We’ll even throw in some fun games if you’re keen to get wet. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks. Ratio: 1:8 maximum. Booking essential. Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120

coasteering

Coasteering Activity

Date: Sat 24 & Wed 28 Aug 2019, 3-hour activity, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY – Come and enjoy a guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Our experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet, before taking you on an adventure to remember. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water. You’ll be up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more. Cost: £40pp adults, £30 children aged 10+

Please e-mail info@exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208279 to book your place on any activity.

North Hill Guided Walknorth hill walk 2017

Date: Sat 24 Aug 2019 10:30am-1:30pm, Marshaling Yard, North Hill, Minehead
Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right. This is called the Marshaling Yard, please park here and meet walk leader Alan. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

lorna dooneDoone and Dusted, the Story of Lorna Doone

Date: Sat 24 Aug 2019 2:30pm-3:30pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion EX35 6DQ
Doone and Dusted, this is the story behind the story of Lorna Doone. told by Chris Chanter using Magic Lantern Slides (by kind permission of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History society) Join us for this fascinating talk, celebrating 150 years since the publication of Lorna Doone. Find out the truth behind the story and the locations in the book. Booking is advised – to make sure you get a seat, but you can just come on the day. Booking essential.
Charge: £5.00 for adults under 18’s are free Contact: 07811 371149

 

Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing with The Three Inch Foolsthree inch fools

Date: Sat 24 Aug 2019 7:00pm-9:00pm, Dunster Castle TA24 6SL
Full of intrigue, double crosses and lots of laughter join the Fools as they perform Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Booking essential.
Charge: £16 Adult, £10 child, under 5’s free Contact: 01643821314 More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/whats-on

 

valley of the rocks theatreLorna Doone

Date: Sat 24 – Fri 30 Aug 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm, The Valley of Rocks EX35 6JH
Pleasure Dome Theatre Company are delighted to be back in the Valley of Rocks with their contribution to the Lorna Doone Festival. Expect stunning scenery. beautiful costumes, atmospheric music and pure drama as a combined cast of professionals and local performers bring R.D Blackmoore’s classic romance to life in the breath-taking Valley of Rocks. Tickets can be bought on the website, https://www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com. Bring your own seating. Dress for the weather. Booking essential.
Charge: £15 per adult, £12.50 65+, £10 children See website for details. Contact: 07789742239

 

At the Regal Theatre: I Am TurtleI-am-Turtle-200x186

Dates: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 2:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 A captivating dive into the blue with puppetry and live music. From our delightful story vaults comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us on a journey through ship wrecks and sea shells, to sing their song anew when the future of their underwater world is in peril. The celebrated storytellers from The Makeshift Ensemble, with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre roll out a new yarn to enchant listeners young and old (and in between). Based on the lyrical children’s book ‘Turtle’s Song’ by Alan Brown, I am Turtle is an enthralling delve into the great oceans to hear Turtle’s story and what we can do to take care of their home. Tickets: Adults £5, Students and children £3

Dulverton leatA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Tue 27 Aug 2019 3:00pm-4:30pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9HL
Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £3 per person Contact: 07969243887 More information: www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

Water & Stars Photography and Bring your Own BBQ Food & Drinkwater and stars photography event

Date: Tue 27 Aug 2019 6:00pm-midnight, Robbers Bridge EX35 6NX (Grid Ref SS 82077 46456) Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/9dFXmUPG4qqtNCpYA – Want to learn how to create stunning Water landscapes and Night Star photography? We are offering a great FREE of charge Social event, taking images and sharing knowledge in photography at Robbers Bridge, Hookway Hill, Exmoor. Hopefully we may see the Perseid Meteor Shower. All welcome, develop and learn photography skills, in a social environment, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Bring your photography gear, a tripod would be great and cable release / trigger and learn how to create these stunning images. BBQ : Bring your own food and drinks, together with a picnic chair. We will provide a BBQ to cook your food, with a river to keep your drinks cool. We are meeting at Robbers Bridge from 6pm, until around midnight, you are welcome to join and leave at anytime if you don’t want to staying the whole evening. Timings (approx) 6 – 8pm Water & Landscape; 8 – 10pm Social BBQ; 10 pm – Midnight Stars. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: FREE Contact: 07494849849 More information: www.facebook.com/events/463805047689364/

 

Wimbleball_Lake2_SG06Wimbleball Circular Walk

Date: Thu 29 Aug 2019 10:30am-4:00pm, Haddon Hill Car Park SS 969 285
9-mile circular walk round Wimbleball Lake, one of the South West Lakes Trust reservoirs. May be muddy in places. Bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com


Seaside Safariseashore safari 2017

Date: Thu 29 Aug 2019 11:00am-1:00pm, National Park Centre Lynmouth
Join a National Park Ranger to discover “who’s eating whom?” in the rockpools and “what’s hiding where?”. Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations please to CareMoor for Exmoor. Contact: 01598 752509 More information: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

 

pony centre activity 2Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Date: Thu 29 Aug 2019 12:00pm-3:00pm, Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE
Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Small charge for some activities. Contact: 01398 323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-200x75At the Regal Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dates: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:30pm The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious traveling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer theatre, and one of Chapterhouse’s most popular shows. Tickets: Adults £16.00, Friends £15.50, Students and ES40s £11.00, Family £46.00

lorna doone walk 2Lorna Doone Walk

Date: Fri 30 Aug 2019, Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare Ex35 6NU – A 4-hour circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone.We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the vagabond Doones. We follow back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day. Booking essential. Charge: £12 per adult, children between 10 and 15 years £8 Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

At the Regal Theatre: Pride and PredjudicePride-and-Prejudice-200x75

Date: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY Tel: 01643 706430 – Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Tickets: Adults £16.00, Friends £15.50, Students and ES40s £11.00, Family £46.00

Lynton Cinema:

once upon a time in hollywoodOnce Upon a Time in HollywoodAngry-Birds-2

Sat 24 – Thu 29 Aug 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 161min; Cert 12A

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Sat 24 – Thu 29 Aug 2019, 2:30pm

Running time 97min; Cert U

blinded-by-the-light-movie-poster.jpgBlinded by the Lightdora and the lost city of gold

Fri 30 Aug 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 118min; Cert 12A

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Fri 30 Aug 2019, 2:30pm

Running time 102min; Cert PG

Seat prices £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for senior citizens (65 and over), £3.00 for children (up to and including 14 years). Seats can be booked in advance on (01598) 753397. Lynton Cinema, Lee Road, Lynton EX35 6HW

minehead eye 2The Minehead Eye

Wed – Thu – Fri, 10am – 2pm Indoor Playground & Bouncy Castle, Free Admission

Wed 5 – 6pm Skate School, £5 members, £6 guests

Thu 10am – noon Kids’ Arts and Crafts, Free Admission; 6 – 8pm Girls Night in Skate Park/Bouldering Cave;

Fri 5 – 8pm Boys Night in the Skate Park and Bouldering Cave

More info – http://www.mineheadeye.co.uk/

Country Market #7 @72ppiMinehead Country Market (Minehead’s Original Producers’ Market)

Every Friday, 9:00am – 11.30am Not in the High Street, but indoors in the Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ – Come shop our selection of home made cakes, breads, pies, scones, quiches, soups, casseroles and more, all home made by our local producers and delicious! Local eggs, produce, plants and crafts also available. Come in for a chat with our friendly producers and staff.

farmers market 2Minehead Farmers’ Market

On every Friday in the Parade, Minehead. Produce from around the south west. Delicious olives, free range meats and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html