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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

All Fired UpAll-Fired-Up-200x134

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

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What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 22 – Sat 29 June 2019

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courtesy of Exmoor Adventures

Exmoor Adventures

Date: Ongoing. Professionally led, a wide variet of outdoor activities is available in group format throughout the year. Information: https://exmooradventures.co.uk/

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

Walk: From Lype to Luxboroughluxborough walk

Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019 11:00am-3:00pm, Old Stowey Farm, Wheddon Cross, Minehead TA24 7BT – Starting in the farmyard at Old Stowey we will walk through fields to the first of Luxborough’s three hamlets, Churchtown, stopping at at the Norman Church, St Mary’s. We will continue steeply up Monkham Hill, to the trig point with views over the Bristol Channel. We will head back down through woods to the second hamlet, Kingsbridge, and stop for refreshments in the Royal Oak pub. The walk back to Old Stowey is gently uphill following the stream through deciduous woods and fields. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

MInehead Grand PrixMinehead Grand Prix 2019

Date: Sat 22nd Jun 2019 12:30pm-9:00pm & Sun 23 Jun 2019 9:00am – 6:00pm, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5AY
National Youth Championship event takes place over the weekend with the National races running from late Saturday afternoon and into the evening, followed by the usual package of South West Regional events on the Sunday. Opens with some fun events for all the family including a wheelbarrow race, street athletics and BMX Freestyle Demonstrations. The Avenue, North Road and Blenheim Road will be completely or partially blocked from Friday evening until Sunday evening to protect riders and clear the course. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Contact: 07702636920 More information: www.facebook.com/MineheadGP/

 

Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival – ponies workshop dawn

Afternoon Workshop Connecting with Exmoor Ponies & Yourself

Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019 2:00pm-5:30pm, Holt Ball Farm TA24 8SZ – This fascinating afternoon workshop will include an introduction to the ancient Exmoor pony breed and explore how we can release the stresses of everyday life and become more mindful, self aware and focused on the present moment. We’ll conclude with reflection and optional discussion over tea, coffee and cakes. (No equine experience or pony handling necessary). Clothing: This is a working farm so please wear appropriate clothing and robust footwear. Booking essential: Please email Dawn Westcott – dawnwestcott@hotmail.com or telephone 01643 862466 Charge: £65.00 (This is a fundraiser for the Exmoor Pony Project) More information: www.mepbg.co.uk/2019-heritage-exmoor-pony-festival

 

walking book clubThe Walking Book Club reads Lorna Doone

Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm, outside Number Seven Dulverton TA22 9HB
Join us as to celebrate 150 years since the publication of R D Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece, beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside.
Price: £12 to include a copy of the book £7.00 without. Dogs Welcome. Booking essential. Contact: 01398 324457

 

Outdoor Theatre: The Secret Garden with Chapterhouse Theatre

secret gardenDate: Sat 22 Jun 2019 7:00pm-9:00pm, Dunster Castle TA24 6SL
This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… Bring a blanket or low backed chair and enjoy an evening under the stars as you relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity. Booking essential.
Charge: Adult £16, Child £11, under 5’s free Contact: 01643 821 314 More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/whats-on

 

melodeon-workshop-2018-672x378Melodeon: Andy Cutting, Anne Niepold, Mel Biggs

Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019, 8 – 10pm, Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA44BD

You are welcome to join us and share an evening of music from the melodeon. Informal concert by our melodeon workshop tutors.

Tickets: Adults £10pp, Concessions £4 Contact: 01984 618 274 More information: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/a-night-of-melodeon

At the Regal Theatre

An Evening of Old Time Music HallOld-Time-Music-Hall-200x114

Date: Sat 22 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Come and enjoy an evening of old time music hall… for your relaxation, restoration and divertissement… with a cornucopia of canorous concinnity, pulchritudinous tintinnabulations and pantagruelian nugacity. TICKETS: £8.00, Friends of the Regal £7.50, Students/ES40s £4.00

RedJoan-200x128Red Joan (Regal Film Society)

Date: Tue 25 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – (Cert 12A) Dir Trevor Nunn – UK 2019 Run time 101 mins – Judi Dench stars in this film based on the true story of Joan Stanley, a civil servant who was exposed as the KGB’s longest serving British Spy. Recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s she successfully transferred nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union and remained undetected for more than 50 years. TICKETS: £5.00, Film Soc Members £3.00

Rocketman (Regal Film Society)Rocketman-002-200x166

Date: Fri 28 – 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

pony herd walkHeritage Exmoor Pony Festival – National Trust Foreland Exmoor Pony Herd Walk & Talk

Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019 11:00am-12:00pm, Barna Barrow Car Park EX35 6NE – Map Reference: SS 752 495 – Please join National Trust Ranger, Josey Field, for an hours walk around the stunning Foreland Point to hear about the National Trust’s farming for nature and the integral role played by their herd of Exmoor ponies. The terrain can be steep so please bring sturdy walking boots, appropriate clothing, and water. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Free Contact: 01643 862466 More information: www.mepbg.co.uk/2019-heritage-exmoor-pony-festival

 

St Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardenstraphole garden

Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019 2:00pm-5:00pm, Traphole, Roadwater TA23 0RJ
Part of the annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice. This large cottage garden contains a wide variety of colourful perennials and old roses. Bordered by a stream, the garden slopes up towards the house and is criss-crossed by busy mixed borders. Old stone walls and paths add further interest. Refreshments on sale, but regret no dogs or WC (amenities in village).
Directions : Go past the shop on your left in Roadwater and look for a well-signed, very narrow turning to the left immediately beyond Watersmeet Close. If you get to The Valiant Soldier you’ve gone too far! Follow narrow lane for 100 yards and bear right down The Mineral Line. Traphole is the 2nd house on the right after half a mile, parking on the lane. Entry price £2.50 For further details phone Susan Bickle on 01935 709182 or email susan.bickle@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

 

bumble on lavenderDiscover Exmoor’s Bumblebees

Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 9:30am-3:00pm, Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury EX35 6NE
Join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at the National Trust’s Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury and discover how to identify some of the common bumblebee species found on Exmoor. The day comprises an indoor workshop in the morning followed by fieldwork in the afternoon. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 per person Contact: 07970 099127 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efvtpasu65b5fab2

 

Hidden Porlock Guided Walkporlock walk

Date: Tue 25 Jun 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: 01643 863150

 

Dulverton town tourA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Watchet Wednesday Marketwatchet wednesday market

Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019 9:30am-3:30pm, The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset
There has been a market in Watchet since the 13th century and this tradition continues today with the lively and colourful Watchet Summer Market. Every Wednesday, from May to September, brightly-coloured gazebos are erected on The Esplanade overlooking the harbour and marina, and traders arrive to offer the best of local produce and craft including fruit and veg, cheeses and chutneys, bakery goods, cakes and chocolate, garden plants, books, local art and crafts, gifts, antiques and curios and a fresh fish stall. More information:
http://www.lovewatchet.co.uk/markets-2/

 

Hidden Dunster Guided Walkhidden dunster walk

Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:00am-12:30pm, National Park Centre Dunster
Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and hidden parts of the village. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

lynmouth boat trip 2Lynmouth Boat Trip

Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm, Lynmouth Harbour EX35 6EG
Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor’s dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential.
Charge: £20 per person    Contact: 01598 752509

Social PhotoWalk of Webbers Postphotowalk webber

Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm, Webbers Post N/A, https://goo.gl/maps/BfDvjkrSjVUqBqJd8
A gentle stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Webbers Post in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. We are meeting at the large car park. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £0.00 Contact: 07494849849 – More information: exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/social-photowalk-of-webbers-post/

 

Lynton Cinema:

Late NightLate Nightsometimes always never

Sat 22 – Thu 27 June 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 102min; Cert 15

Sometimes, Always, Never

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 91min; 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

 

Spoon Carving Coursespoon carving

Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Ridge Cottage, 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

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 15 – Sat 22 June 2019

This week – What’s on in and around Minehead.

(Sat 15 – Sat 22 June 2019)

Parkside information blog site: www.mineheadhappenings.wordpress.com

Simonsbath Festival

Various events, 1 May to midsummer. More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

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

North Hill Guided Walknorth hill walk 2017

Date: Sat 15th Jun 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, whom you will join 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 welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

Simonsbath Sawmill exteriorSimonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Date: Mon 17 Jun 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 (donations to help conservation works are welcome), 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

 

Lorna Doone Walklorna doone

Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019 10:30am-2:30pm, Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare EX35 6NU – A 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 notorious outlaws, 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

 

Dulverton town tourA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Mineral Line Walk: Ruins in the WoodsChargot

Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019 9:45am-12:45pm, Chargot Woods Car Park Grid Ref SS975355
A one hour stroll to look at Langham Engine House, then a two hour walk down the steep miner’ track to see Bearland Flue and other features connected with 19c iron mining. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. Booking essential.
Charge: Free. Donations welcome. Contact: 01398 323841 More information: www.westsomersetmineralrailway.org.uk

 

tarr steps walkWinsford Hill and Tarr Steps

Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019 11:00am, Car park by cattle grid at south-eastern end of Winsford Hill SS 892 319 – This circular walk starts at Mounsey Hill Gate with an easy start to reach the Caratacus Stone. The walk then gently loses height following tracks to Knaplock and down to the River Barle. We then follow the river to Tarr Steps, with an opportunity for refreshments. The walk then climbs over Varle Hill back to the start. Bring a packed lunch. 5.5mls. Dogs on leads at all times. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Watchet Wednesday Marketwatchet wednesday market

Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019 9:30am-3:30pm, The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset
There has been a market in Watchet since the 13th century and this tradition continues today with the lively and colourful Watchet Summer Market. Every Wednesday, from May to September, brightly-coloured gazebos are erected on The Esplanade overlooking the harbour and marina, and traders arrive to offer the best of local produce and craft including fruit and veg, cheeses and chutneys, bakery goods, cakes and chocolate, garden plants, books, local art and crafts, gifts, antiques and curios and a fresh fish stall. More information:
http://www.lovewatchet.co.uk/markets-2/

 

chris-howe-watercolourWatercolour with Chris Howe at Dulverton

Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth EX35 6EQHave fun learning to Watercolour with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to watercolour, or you’d like to improve your skills 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: £15.00pp each workshop Contact: 01598 752509

Watercolour with Chris Howe at Dunsterwatercolour 2

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth EX35 6EQHave fun learning to Watercolour with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to watercolour, or you’d like to improve your skills 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: £15.00pp each workshop Contact: 01598 752509

porlock marsh viewNatural History Walk

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Exmoor Natural History Centre, Porlock Weir Car Park. TA24 8PB
An easy paced stroll with a knowledgeable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society to discover the wildlife within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free, donations welcome. Contact: 01643 863124 More information: www.enhs.org.uk

 

At the Regal TheatreOld-Time-Music-Hall-200x114

An Evening of Old Time Music Hall

Date: Thu 20 – Sat 22 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Come and enjoy an evening of old time music hall… for your relaxation, restoration and divertissement… with a cornucopia of canorous concinnity, pulchritudinous tintinnabulations and pantagruelian nugacity. TICKETS: £8.00, Friends of the Regal £7.50, Students/ES40s £4.00

 

beautiful bossington walkBeautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019 10:30am-12:30pm, National Trust car park in Bossington
Bossington is a picturesque village in Exmoor, the walk starts and ends here. You will be led along the coast, gently climbing towards Hurlestone Point and cutting back through ancient Holm Oak woodland. This is a circular walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay. A rich history and interesting facts along the way. Please wear suitable footwear for the terrain. Approx 2.5 miles. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor. Contact: 01598 752509

 

Lynton Cinema:

AladdinAladdinLate Night

Sat 15 – Thu 20 June 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 128min; Cert PG

Late Night

Fri 21 Jun 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 102min; 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 pork and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html

 

exmoor perambulationExmoor Perambulation

Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019 6:30am-8:00pm, Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning TA24 7LL
Come and join us on a 15 or 31 mile perambulation “relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure” (as the dictionary defines it!) around the original boundary of the Royal Hunting Forest of Exmoor. You’ll participate in a historic event that traces its origins back to the time of Edward I. This is one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor annual calendar. During the 31 miles, the route follows the boundary of the Royal Forest at the time of its sale in 1818. One great aspect of this event is that much of the route is accessible only with permission of the landowners concerned – so you access parts of the National Park not normally open to the public. Booking essential.
Charge: £25 Per Person Contact: 01643 708715 More information: www.channelevents.co.uk

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 8 – Sat 15 June 2019

This week – What’s on in and around Minehead.

(Sat 8 – Sat 15 June 2019)

Parkside information blog site: www.mineheadhappenings.wordpress.com

Simonsbath Festival

Various events, 1 May to midsummer. More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

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

Guided wild flower trail walkwatersmeet wildflower trail

Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019, 12 noon, Watersmeet House EX35 6NT
Guided wild flower trail walk from Watersmeet House led by a National Trust Ranger.
Tickets £5.00 pp (children under 10 – £3.00) to include light refreshments afterwards. Booking and payment in advance essential via NPC Lynmouth on 01598 752509. Children and dogs welcome. By kind permission of the National Trust. All proceeds to go to the Woodside Bridge Appeal.

 

landscape photo courseAn introduction to Landscape photography

Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019 2:00pm-4:30pm, Lynmouth National Park Centre EX35 6EQ – Bring along your Camera phone or DSLR and learn how to use it properly to produce fabulous pictures. No need to stay on ‘Auto’ you can learn how to get the most out of your camera The first hour of the course is inside at the National Park Centre in Lynmouth, learning basic techniques and how they can improve your picture quality. then spend an hour and a half outside putting it all into practice This is aimed at being a fun way to learn, everyone is welcome. Booking essential. Charge: £15.00 Contact: 01598 752509

 

accordion-tutors-2019-672x378Piano Accordion: Paul Hutchinson, Murray Grainger, Rachel Bell

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

You are welcome to join us and share an evening of music from the piano accordion. Informal concert by our piano accordion workshop tutors, Paul Hutchinson, Murray Grainger, Rachel Bell and Jane Ward. Tickets: Adults £10pp, Concessions £4 Contact: 01984 618 274 More information: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/accordion-paul-hutchinson-murray-grainger-rachel-bell-usa-jane-ward/

Exmoor Adventures

e-bikesGuided e-Bike Ride

Date: Sun 9 and Fri 14 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: Wed 12 Jun 2019, AM or PM, Valley of the Roack, 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.

 

At the Regal Theatre

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

Date: Sun 9 June 2019, 3:00pm, 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

McMillan Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)ROMEO-AND-JULIET.-ROH-200x152

Date: Tue 11 June 2019, 7:15pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The Royal Ballet Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Sergei Prokofiev Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. TICKETS: £15.00, Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students/ES40s £10.00

canterbury tales.jpgCanterbury Tales

Date: Wed 12 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully and vividly alive by the students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The Canterbury Tales is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries. Some of the tales are bawdy in nature. Age guidance 14+ TICKETS: £9.50, Friends of the Regal £9.00, Students/ES40s £4.00

 

Hidden Dunster Guided Walkhidden dunster walk

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

 

lorna dooneLorna Doone Safari

Date: Wed 12 Jun 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

 

A Town Tour of DulvertonDulverton town tour

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

 

hartcombe woodDiscover Exmoor’s Hawkcombe Woods National Nature Reserve

Date:Thu 13 Jun 2019 10:00am-3:00pm, Hawkcombe Woods car park (SS861460)
Join the Exmoor National Park Authority’s Woodlands Team to discover how they manage one of Exmoor’s most special woodlands. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn how to identify some of the most common trees species you’ll encounter along the way. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 per person Contact: 07970 099127 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efx8nyho3b922662

 

Learn to Draw with Chris Howelearn to draw

Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm, 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. Booking essential.
Charge: £15.00 per person Contact: 01598 752509

 

watercolour3Watercolour with Chris Howe

Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth EX35 6EQHave fun learning to Watercolour with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to watercolour, or you’d like to improve your skills 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: £15.00pp each workshop Contact: 01598 752509

Lynton Cinema:

rocketmanRocketmanAladdin

Sat 8 – Thu 13 June 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 120min; Cert 15

Aladdin

Fri 14 Jun 2019, 8:00pm

Running time 128min; 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 pork 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 1 – Sat 8 June 2019

This week – What’s on in and around Minehead.

(Sat 1 – Sat 8 June 2019)

Parkside information blog site: www.mineheadhappenings.wordpress.com

Simonsbath Festival

Various events, 1 May to midsummer. More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

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

Monksilver Church Fetemonksilver church fete

Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019 2:00pm-4

:30pm, EMN Hall, Monksilver TA4 4JE
A traditional village fete in a tiny wooded Exmoor village. Best Dressed Pirate Competition. Dave Milton sings Sea Shanties. Exmoor Zoo presents its animals for the first hour. Punch & Judy. Home-made cakes, local produce, teas, plants, handicrafts, books and raffles. Anne Cotterill original painting for sale and giclee print to be raffled. Friendly atmosphere. Good WCs. Under cover in a modern hall and on the grassy areas outside. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Entry by Donation Contact: 01984 656664

 

Comedy Night at the Beach Hotel (RNLI)

comedy night

 

At the Regal Theatre

AvalonAvalon: The Birth of a Legend (Waterfront Production)

Date: Sat 1 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The final battle of Camlann is over and Arthur lies dying of his mortal wounds at the Abbey of Glastonbury. The civil war has been costly and nobody’s really sure who has won. The family are gathering like carrion though, each with their own agenda. Into the maelstrom stumbles Amergin; a travelling bard and his sister Rhiannon. Outside, the civil war is over, but inside the walls of the abbey it’s just beginning. TICKETS: £8.00, Friends of the Regal £7.50, Students/ES40s £4.50

The Guilty (Regal Film Society)The-Guilty-Film.-200x116

Date: Tue 4 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Dir Gustav Möller; Denmark 2018 Run time 85 minsThis multi award-winning thriller about an emergency police dispatcher who receives a call from a kidnapped woman cleverly allows much of the plot to unfold in the minds of the audience, creating an extraordinary degree of tension and suspense. Subtitled. TICKETS: Members £3.00, Non-members £5

lorna dooneLorna Doone Walk

Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019 10:30am-2:30pm, Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare EX35 6NU – A 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 notorious outlaws, 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

 

Plants of the Moors and Mires for Beginners –

Part Two: Grasses, Rushes and Sedgesgrasses rushes and sedges

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019 10:00am-3:00pm, Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning TA24 7LL
Join the Exmoor Mires Partnership for a session building on the botanical ID skills learnt in Part One (28/05/2019). This time we will focus on getting to grips with the basics of what are often considered some of the more ‘difficult’ plants: grasses, rushes, and sedges. Learn how to tell the groups apart, the important features of each, and how to identify a few of the more frequently encountered species. A session aimed at building confidence in those with little or no previous experience of botanical identification. A day split between the classroom at the Pinkery Centre and the mires nearby. Bring outdoor clothing and a packed lunch. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 per person Contact: Tel: 01398 315012 Mob: 07825 823355 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efy0f33d7e56d81f

high-brown-fritillary-underwing1-neil-hulme-webDiscover Exmoor’s Heath Fritillary Butterflies

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019 11:00am-1:00pm, Horner car park (SS898455) TA24 8HY
Join Megan Lowe (Butterfly Conservation) and Paul Camp (National Trust) on a walk around the National Trust’s Halse Combe to view the Heath Fritillary butterfly. This is a great opportunity to enjoy views of the rare Heath Fritillary butterfly and learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and find out about the work that is happening on Exmoor to restore its fortunes. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 Contact: Megan Lowe 07827 460767 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efvttxdq1cf33c3b

 

Dulverton town tourA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ – 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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Exmoor Ponies Volunteer Action Daypony volunteer

Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019 10:30am-3:30pm, Exmoor Pony Centre TA22 9QE – Interested in volunteering? Come along and meet the ponies, staff and volunteers. Join in with the spring clean action day or come along to have a look and find out more, everyone welcome. Tasks for all abilities will be ongoing throughout the day, refreshments included. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: None Contact: +441398323093 More information: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

 

bats castle distantBat’s Castle Guided Walk

Date: Wed 5 Jun 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 through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. Please note this is an approximately 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

 

Guided walk to Timberscombe iron-age forttimberscombe iron age fort

Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019 5:00pm-6:30pm, St Petrock’s Church, Church Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TP – This follows on from a well-attended Lecture about the Timberscombe iron-age fort given by Rob Wilson-North, Head of Conservation and Access of the ENPA to the St Petrock’s History Group. Rob offered to lead a guided walk to this important archaeological site to tell us on site what is known about its’ origins. Refreshments available before and after walk. Gentle uphill walk, approximately 1/2 mile. 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/history-group/

 

Culbone-ChurchAda Lovelace Walk to Culbone

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019 9:30am-1:00pm, Porlock Weir Car Park (parking fees) TA24 8PB
The walk follows the South West Coast Path from Porlock Weir through woods via the ruins of Ada Lovelace’s home, Ashley Combe, to Culbone Church (the smallest parish church in England). Some lane walking before descending through Worthy Wood to Porlock Weir for a late lunch. 5miles. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

Lorna Doone Experiencelorna doone experience

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019 10:00am-3:30pm, Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare Ex35 6NU
A full day out walking in the footsteps of R D Blackmore, as he writes his epic novel, Lorna Doone. Your day includes our unique “John Ridd” picnic lunch, and a visit to Oare Church, scene of the tragic shooting of our heroine on her wedding day. numbers limited to 8 guests. please book through Airbnb experiences. Booking essential.
Charge: £60 per adult, £30 per child Contact: 07990521604 More information: www.wildaboutexmoor.com

 

seaglass jewellery2Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Date: Thu 6 Jun 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 or 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 Adventures

sea kayakingSea Kayak Activity

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019, AM or PM, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment (Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks), teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. On this date, we have a large Spring tide, which should allow us to paddle into the flooded marshland – a really fantastic experience. Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120.

rock climbing 2Rock Climbing

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019, AM or PM, Valley of the Roack, Lynmouth , N Devon – 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: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

e-bikesGuided e-Bike Ride

Date: Fri 7 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).

SUP porlock weirStand-up Paddleboard Activity

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore Exmoor’s coastline by Stand up Paddleboard. On a Spring high tide we can paddle into the flooded Marsh in Porlock Bay – a truly fantastic experience. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddleboards. Ratio: 1:8 maximum We’ll teach you the basic skills to get you paddling with control, with a range of skills, games, and a journey, you’ll be guaranteed a fun time on the water. Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

mountain bike sunsetUltimate Exmoor MTB Experience

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019, All day, Porlock Weir and Exmoor – Your guide is a British Cycling Leadership Tutor, with 20 years MTB experience on Exmoor. A 6 seater van, pick up truck and a custom bike trailer, take us onto the moors so we can all enjoy the downhills, taking in roughly 30-45km of trails. This will be a guiding day for experienced riders, with all their own equipment and a fully functioning mountain bike (recommended full suspension). Cost: £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.

 

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/

 

hollam house open gardensSt Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardens – Hollam House

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019 2:00pm-5:00pm, Hollam House, Dulverton TA22 9JH
As part of the annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice, Hollam House, Dulverton TA22 9JH will be open to the public on Friday 7th June 2019 between 2.00-5.00pm. On the edge of Exmoor, the sloping garden boasts a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Old ponds, water garden and rill have been restored, alongside newer pergolas, terraces, meadows and summer house, with roses, perennials, climbers and water-side planting. Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available. Not suitable for persons with limited mobility or children. Please be aware that this garden represents a great risk to children with its deep water, trip hazards and high, unfenced retaining walls. There is plenty to see near the house but if you want to explore the four acres fully there are many steps and slopes to negotiate. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: £4.00 Contact: 01398 323445; annie@hollam.co.uk More information: www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/

 

At the Regal Theatre:

Margot-Fonteyn.-Ballet-Th.-UK--133x200Margot Fonteyn: Centenary Celebration (Ballet Theatre UK)

Date: Fri 7 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – Margot Fonteyn was an iconic figure in British ballet. Along with Ninette de Valois and Frederick Ashton she was instrumental in shaping of the Royal Ballet company and the direction of British Ballet. Fonteyn was renowned for her great performances of the classics. Her charming quality and steely technique set the standards for the British Ballerina’s. She was also celebrated for her famous dance partnership with the great Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The evening promises to be a spectacular homage to Fonteyn, from her first steps in the ballet studio to her final curtain call. TICKETS: £18.00, Friends of the Regal £17.50, Students/ES40s £10.00

 

Lynton Cinema:

rocketmanRocketmanWonder Park

Sat 1 – Sat 8 June 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 120min; Cert 15

Wonder Park

Sat 1 – Sun 2 Jun 2019, 2:30pm

Running time 85min; 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

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 pork 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 25 May – Sat 1 June 2019

This week – What’s on in and around Minehead.

(Sat 25 May – Sat 1 June 2019)

Parkside information blog site: www.mineheadhappenings.wordpress.com

Simonsbath Festival

Various events, 1 May to midsummer. More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

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 25, Mon 27 and Wed 29 May 2019, AM or PM, Porlock Weir – Explore the beautiful Exmoor coastline by Sit-on-top Kayak. We provide all the equipment (Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks), teach you the basic skills, and take you out on a fun, guided trip. On this date, we have a large Spring tide, which should allow us to paddle into the flooded marshland – a really fantastic experience. Ratio: 1:8 maximum Cost: £40pp, adults, £30 children (10+), Family of 4, only £120.

coasteering

courtesy of Exmoor Adventures

Coasteering Activity

Date: Sat 25 and Sun 26 May 2019, AM or PM, Hele Bay near Ilfracombe – 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 and seals. Cost: 3 hour activity – £40pp, £30 children 10+; Family of 4 – only £110

e-bikesGuided e-Bike Ride

Date: Tue 28 May 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).

SUP porlock weirStand-up Paddleboard Activity

Date: Sat 25, Mon 27 and Wed 29 May 2019, Porlock Weir – Explore Exmoor’s coastline by Stand up Paddleboard. On a Spring high tide we can paddle into the flooded Marsh in Porlock Bay – a truly fantastic experience. We provide: Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddleboards. Ratio: 1:8 maximum We’ll teach you the basic skills to get you paddling with control, with a range of skills, games, and a journey, you’ll be guaranteed a fun time on the water. 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.

dulverton_-heritage-centreGrand Book Fair

Date: Sat 25 May 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

 

Trentishoe Down & the S W Coast Pathtrentishoe down walk 2

Date: Sat 25 May 2019 11:00am-2:30pm, Car park at fork of road down to Trentishoe church SS 635 480 – Starting on Trentishoe Down, the walk visits the delightful small church at Trentishoe before skirting along Heddon’s Mouth Cleave to reach the coast path. This is followed westerly to reach The Glass Box before returning to the start by Trentishoe Down. Please bring packed lunch. 4.5mls. Dogs on leads. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

nettlecombe_court_hall_tower-_bright_color_originalNettlecombe Church Fete

Date: Sat 25 May 2019 2:30pm-5:00pm, NETTLECOMBE COURT TA4 4HT
Church Fete held on the lawn in front of the beautiful Nettlecombe Court.Live music, Cream teas, wonderful Plant stall, homemade Cakes, Tombola, Bric a Brac and Book stalls. Great Raffle and clothes Rail. Childrens entertainment with Punch and Judy show and Bouncey castle.
Charge: Donations Contact: 01643821102 More information: www.nettlecombewestsomerset.co.uk


Big Breakfastbig breakfast

Date: Sun 26 May 2019 8:00am-11:00am, Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall TA24 8HL – Big Breakfast. Full English or something a little lighter. Cooked while you wait. Lots of choices. No need to book – just turn up. Charge: free entry; charge for meals. Contact: 07980 595989 More information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk/events.html

 

north hill walk 2017North Hill Guided Walk (Selworthy Beacon end of North Hill)

Date: Sun 26 May 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

 

Porlock Duck Raceporlock duck race 2

Date: Sun 26 May 2019 2:00pm-6:00pm, Sparkhayes Campsite, Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock TA24 8NE
A traditional fun family day out featuring 60 yellow plastic ducks in a series of water races, avoiding obstacles to be first across the line to win a place in the grand final. A quacking good time! No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Free Contact: 01643863150 More information: www.porlock.co.uk/events

 

flowering mire plantsPlants of the Moors and Mires for Beginners – Part One: Flowering Plants

Date: Tue 28 May 2019 10:00am-3:00pm, Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning TA24 7LL – Join the Exmoor Mires Partnership for a session focusing on the basics of botanical identification of mire plants. Learn how to split plants into broad groups, and how to identify some of the more showy species likely to be encountered on Exmoor. A session aimed at building confidence in those with little or no previous experience of botanical identification. A day split between the classroom at the Pinkery Centre and the mires nearby. Bring outdoor clothing and a packed lunch. Booking essential. Booking essential, Charge: £5 per person Contact: Tel: 01398 315012 Mob: 07825 823355 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efy06xcrf1c20291

 

Lorna Doone Walkoare church and doone valley

Date: Tue 28 and Thu 30 May 2019 10:30am-2:30pm, Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare EX35 6NU – A 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 notorious outlaws, 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

 

Dulverton town tourA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Wed 29 May 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Lynmouth Boat Triplynmouth boat trip 2

Date: Thu 30 May 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm / 3:45pm-5:15pm, Lynmouth Harbour EX35 6EG
Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor’s dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
Charge: £20 per person

Lynton Cinema:

the keeperThe Keeper

Sat 25 – Thu 30 May 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 120min; Cert 15paw patrol mighty pups

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

rocketmanSat 25 – Thu 30 May 2019, 2:30, Mon 5:00pm

Running time 60min; Cert U

Rocketman

Fri 31 May 2019, 8:00pm, Running time 120min; Cert TBC

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

At the Regal Theatre

Avalon: The Birth of a Legend (Waterfront Production)Avalon

Date: Thu 30 May – Sat 1 June 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – The final battle of Camlann is over and Arthur lies dying of his mortal wounds at the Abbey of Glastonbury. The civil war has been costly and nobody’s really sure who has won. The family are gathering like carrion though, each with their own agenda. Into the maelstrom stumbles Amergin; a travelling bard and his sister Rhiannon. Outside, the civil war is over, but inside the walls of the abbey it’s just beginning. Will the illicit lovers Guinevere and Bedywyr succeed in turning Arthur into a Christian martyr to ease the pain caused by their part in his downfall, or will his sister Morgan succeed in claiming him for the old gods? Of course, she has many a trick up her sleeve, but there are also a few surprises that even she hadn’t bargained for. TICKETS: £8.00, Friends of the Regal £7.50, Students/ES40s £4.50

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

What’s on in and around Minehead, Sat 18 – Sat 25 May 2019

This week – What’s on in and around Minehead.

(Sat 18 – Sat 25 May 2019)

Parkside information blog site: www.mineheadhappenings.wordpress.com

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

Bow Making Daybow making

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 9:00am-5:00pm, Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon EX16 8DL
This course is designed to explain the process of bow making and teach you the basic skills that you need to make a bow. It is suitable for an absolute beginner with no previous woodworking experience. You will start the day with a length of coppiced hazel and will leave with a properly tillered bow complete with a string and an arrow. The course is fully catered using the finest local ingredients cooked over charcoal made on site. Booking essential.
Charge: £100 Contact: 07594569441 More information: www.bulworthy.uk/bowmaking

 

mineral line ruinsRalegh’s Cross Mineral Line Long Walk

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 9:45am-2:45pm, Ralegh’s Cross Inn TA230LN
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

 

Literature Day School – Lorna Doone

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, Exford Memorial Hall, Exford
Discuss the novel Lorna Doone across this one day school. Booking essential.
Charge: £35.00 per person Contact: 0300 303 3464 More information: www.wea.org.uk

 

Knights, Knights & WW2 on Exmooraldermans barrow

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 10:00am-1:00pm, Alderman’s Barrow cattle grid SS 835 422
Starting near Alderman’s Barrow, we will find evidence of knights from bronze age, medieval, neolithic, and Victorian ages. At Larkbarrow we will hear about the Knights who tried to reclaim Exmoor and we will find evidence of World War Two’s impact on Exmoor. Near Three Coombes foot we hope to see red deer. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

spoon carvingSpoon Carving Course

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 10:00am-4:00pm, 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

 

An Evening with R. D. Blackmorelorna doone

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 7:30pm, St. Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Jonathan Edmunds talks about the enduring reputation of ‘Lorna Doone’, of the famous Exmoor landscape and its people as seen through the novelist’s eyes, and of its author R.D.Blackmore. Booking essential.
Charge: TBA Contact: 01643 831451 More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

 

Simonsbath Sawmill exteriorSimonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Date: Mon 20 May 2019,10:00am-4:00pm, Simonsbath Sawmill TA24 7SL
An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. 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.
Contact: 01392 860895 More information: www.simonsbathsawmill.org.uk

 

Farming and Estate – the Acland family on ExmoorSelworthy cottages

Date: Mon 20 May 2019 7:00pm, St Petrock’s Church, Church Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TP
An illustrated Lecture by Sir Antony Acland KG GCMG GCVO on ‘Farming and Estate – the Acland family on Exmoor.’ Light refreshments served. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Annual membership £10 + £1 per meeting. Visitors £4. Contact: 01643 841500 More information: www.timberscombevillage.com/history-group/

 

porlock walkHidden Porlock Guided Walk

Date: Tue 21 May 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: 01643 863150

 

Discover Exmoor’s Invasive Speciesinvasive species walk

Date: Tue 21 May 2019 10:30am-2:30pm, Tarr Steps pay and display carpark. SS872323
Join us for a walk at Tarr Steps to learn about some of the invasive species that are we are working to control on Exmoor. We’ll look for Signal Crayfish, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. We’ll also learn about some of our native wildlife and what you can do to help. Booking essential.
Charge: £5 Contact: 07973 727469 More information: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vjzs4adab&oeidk=a07efw29qts2472afd9

 

Dulverton town tourA Town Tour of Dulverton

Date: Tue 21 May 2019 3:00pm, Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EZ
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: http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.html

Hidden Dunster Guided Walkhidden dunster walk

Date: Wed 22 May 2019 11:00am-12:30pm, National Park Centre Dunster
Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and hidden parts of the village. Booking essential.
Charge: Free – donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Contact: 01643 821835

 

exmoor riversExmoor’s Extraordinary Rivers

Date: Wed 22 May 2019 7:30pm, St. Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Roger Furniss gives an illustrated talk about Exmoor’s Extraordinary Rivers. His talk will be preceded by Mark Haworth-Booth’s reading of ‘The River in Mach‘ by Devon poet and fisherman, Ted Hughes. Booking essential.
Charge: TBD Contact: 01643 831451 More information: www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

 

Murder & Mystery at Wheal Elizamineral line ruins

Date:Thu 23 May 2019 10:30am-12:30pm, Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath TA24 7SH
On this short walk along the River Barle, hear the history of the Knights family, mining in this part of Exmoor and the tragic murder and mystery at Wheal Eliza. One or two short climbs but overall an easy walk along the valley. Return to Simonsbath for optional pub lunch or bring a picnic. 2.5miles No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Heroes, Heroines, Hunter-gatherers and Hermits

badgworthy wood

Date: Fri 24 May 2019 10:30am-4:00pm, Brendon Two Gates TA22 9DJ
Join Rob Wilson-North for a walk over rough moorland to Badgworthy, in the footsteps of author RD Blackmore (in the 150th year since the publication of Lorna Doone); and also on the tails of hermits and hunter gatherers. This is an exploration of one of Exmoor’s most iconic places. It is a longish walk (4miles) over moorland, so please come prepared. Bring a packed lunch/refreshments. Dogs on leads. No need to book – just turn up.
Charge: Donations welcome Contact: 01398 323335 More information: www.exmoorsociety.com

 

Exmoor Adventures

rock climbing 2Rock-Climbing Activity

Date: Sun 19 May 2019, AM or PM, Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, N Devon – A fun half-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. .

e-bikesGuided e-Bike Ride

Date: Thu 23 May 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).

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

Lynton Cinema:

Tolkien_film_promotional_posterTolkien

Sat 18 – Mon 20 May 2019, 8:00pm, Monday 2:30pm

Running time 112min; Cert 12A

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pupspaw patrol mighty pups

Fri 21 May 2019, 5:00pm, Running time 60min; Cert U

the keeperThe Keeper

Fri 21 May 2019, 8:00pm, Running time 120min; 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

At the Regal Theatre

Chance Encounter (Film)chance encounter WSR

Date: Sat 18 May 2019, 7:30pm, The Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY Phone: 01643 702624 – This is a chance to see the premiere of a local film made in aid of Hope for Tomorrow. The short film (approx 50 mins), shot on location on the West Somerset Railway, features local actors and recreates a journey on the ‘Devon and Somerset Railway’ that used to run between Taunton and Barnstaple before it was closed in 1966. TICKETS: £8.00

 

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 pork and eggs, local cheeses, baked treats, artisan bread and much more. http://mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/index.html