Wednesday 13 August 2015
Red Arrows return!
All eyes will be looking skywards for the breathtaking aerial displays.
The skies over Minehead once again welcome the return of the Red Arrows to demonstrate the power and beauty of these amazing aircraft in a skilful and exhilarating aerial display in the natural amphitheatre formed by the bay.
Friday 15 August 2015
DUNSTER SHOW provides a unique opportunity to see the best of Somerset farming and livestock. It also has some of the best entertainment in West Somerset and is a fun filled day out for all the family.
A beautiful setting with Dunster Castle perched on a hill behind providing a dramatic backdrop. Showing of livestock is a major part of the show with classes for HORSES CATTLE and SHEEP. Entertainment is laid on all day with Bands, Demonstrations, Crafts and Trade Stands, providing something for all the family.
Saturday 24th AUGUST 2015 10-30 am to 4 pm
PARTY IN BLENHEIM PARK
Brought to you by Rotary Club of Minehead and the Quantocks, with financial support from ARTlife and West Somerset Council
Good Time Rock ‘n Roll
JOEY,DON & BRYAN
Our Very Own ‘Hank’
18th Sep 2015
An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history of the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Led by a knowledgable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society.
25th Sep - 28th Sep 2015 Porlock Arts Festival
This annual Festival includes a range of events from well-known literary speakers to music and drama. There is an Arts Trail around the village, competitions for the creative and a variety of events to appeal to everyone.
Porlock santa Festival
Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December
Shops open throughout the weekend for our new Christmas Shopping Weekend.
Saturday 30th November 4pm to 8pm
Rotary Club with Santa and Sleigh
West Somerset Brass Band
12 foot Elves
Toffee Apples from Wassailers
Seven Drummers Drumming
Musical Entertainment with Bill Ells & Friends
at the Old Car Museum
Dunster by Candle Light
Dunster by Candlelight is paid for by the Traders of Dunster in aid of St Margaret's Hospice here in Somerset. As well as Street collections every £1 from the sale of the programmes goes to the Hospice.
Dunster by Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday in December which this year is the 6th and 7th December, when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with candles. Collections are made in aid of St Margaret's Hospice.
To mark the beginning of the festival on Friday at 5.30pm, there is the Lantern Lighting Procession.The procession starts on the Steep and continues through the village until all the lanterns in the streets have been lit. The procession of children and their families is accompanied by colourful (and tall!) Stiltwalkers in fantastic costumes who put up the lanterns.
During both evenings there are a variety of street entertainers who include Carol Singers, Morris Dancers, Hand Bell Ringers, a large Fairground Organ and Choirs in the Parish Church. The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting, truly an event for all ages.
Dunster by Candlelight was founded in 1986 by Hannah Bradshaw and the Dunster Traders Association that was also re-instated that year. The Traders Association was disbanded several years later and a Candlelight Committee was formed. This Committee now runs Candlelight on behalf of the Traders of Dunster.
Saturday evening-Village shops and other amenities open.
6.00pm St Dubricius School Carols
6.30pm Carol Singing by the Village Tree
Musical Entertainment with Bill Ells & Friends at the Old Car Museum
Walking Carol Singers
West Somerset Morris Dancers
Porlock Panto players
Jack Frost & Snow Queen lluminated Stilt Walkers
Traders providing food and drink