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How to use our Calendar

Here you will find a range of events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority and other organisations. Each organisation is responsible for their own listings, ring the contact telephone numbers provided if you require additional information. (If you are the organiser of a local event and would like to submit it to appear in the calendar click here)

Use the tick boxes to filter the type of events you are interested in or leave the boxes blank to see all events. Tick as many boxes as you like, but please note you will only see events that meet all the categories you have ticked. For example if you are looking for an event that is both "free" and "great for families" and where "dogs are welcome" - then you need to tick all those boxes and then press "update calendar". The more boxes you select - the more events will be filtered out of the calendar to only leave those that meet your search criteria. You can view a week or a month at a time. Click on individual entries in the calendar for more information about the event.

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Minehead Country Market

Friday 3rd January 2020 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home, from the market that is not in the High Street. Available every Friday morning indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market is in its 21st year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.
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Understanding your Camera

Saturday 4th January 2020 09:00 am

Location: Minehead Information Centre, Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This workshop is designed for people who perhaps don't understand the basic settings of the camera and the principles of photography and what to improve their photography. We spend around an hour over coffee, tea and pastries, explaining your camera’s capture settings.We will spend around two hours on a photo walk around Minehead, exploring these new camera settings; visiting two or three locations and whilst this won’t involve extensive distances we may walk over uneven ground. WHY LEARN WITH MARK Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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West Somerset Mineral Line Social Photowalk

Sunday 5th January 2020 10:00 am

Location: Grid Ref 51°06'03.1"N 3°23'48.3"W on the B3224, Watchet
Duration: 4 hours
Description: FREE to attend - Social Photography Event, Photowalk.A gentle stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around of the West Somerset Mineral Line with optional refreshments at the end in a local pub.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.This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain.Please wear good, strong, stout, footwear.If you're attending, please mark as going, so we don’t miss you.We are meeting at Winding-House, on the Brendon Hills. Grid Ref 51°06'03.1"N 3°23'48.3"Won the B3224, WatchetThe nearest Postcode: TA23 0LLGoogle Map link https://goo.gl/maps/mgn7k2BvKKMkDBJ46For more details on West Somerset Mineral Line - http://www.westsomersetmineralrailway.org.uk/index.php
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Adobe Lightroom Classic Develop Module Evening Classes

Monday 6th January 2020 1206

Location: 14 Park Street, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This 16-week workshop is designed for attendees to master the develop module in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Within this hands-on workshop, we exploring and master this develop module; Please bring; Your laptop (power supplied), mobiles and tablets that you will use Lightroom on. Your user name and password for your Adobe account. A pen a notepad would be great. Light refreshments included WHY LEARN WITH MARK? Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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Social Photowalk

Tuesday 7th January 2020 01:00 pm

Location: TBC
Duration: 2 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. 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. More details can be found at http://ecc.im/photowalks
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 9th January 2020 1211

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come along to Lynmouth and learn to draw with Chris. Improve your technique if you are experienced - learn from scratch if you are a beginner. Chris teaches in a fun filled easy going way, you will be amazed just what you can achieve. Everyone is welcome all materials and tuition are included.
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Watercolour workshop with Chris Howe

Thursday 9th January 2020 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the wonderful art of Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe. These classes are ideal for both beginners or for more experienced artists, wanting to improve technique. Chris teaches in a relaxed and fun way, all materials are provided - you will be amazed at the picture you produce to take home.
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Dunkery Beacon Moonrise and Sunset

Saturday 11th January 2020 03:45 pm

Location: Dunkery Gate car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We meet at dusk and climb up to the top of Dunkery Beacon as the sun sets over the moor, enjoy sundowners and a chat about the night skies, then ramble down as a full moon rises over the sea. Back to base camp for hot drinks and telescopes with plenty of time for astrophotography. Good walking shoes and warm clothes essential.
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New to Photography Workshop

Sunday 12th January 2020 1209

Location: Minehead Information Centre, Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 8 hours
Description: New to photography and confused and don’t understand the basic principles of photography and what to achieve more from your camera. This workshop is designed for people that are new to photography and want to learn how to get off auto. We meet up in the morning and over coffee and explaining your camera’s settings. Before heading out for the rest of the day on a Photowalk around the local area, exploring these camera’s settings. We then break for a light lunch, (the cost of which is included). Throughout the afternoon we will be developing your skills in taking images, exploring in more depth the rules of photography, like composition and leading lines. Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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Dulverton Gardening Club Talk

Thursday 16th January 2020 07:30 pm

Location: DULVERTON TOWN HALL
Duration: N/A
Description: TALK BY GARDEN DESIGNER AND PRESENTER TOBY BUCKLAND ON "ABUNDANCE-HOW TO GROW A PRODUCTIVE AND FLOWER FILLED GARDEN" TOBY PRESENTED GARDENERS WORLD BETWEEN 2008-2010. HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF MANY GARDENING BOOKS AND HAS DESIGNED NUMEROUS GARDENS. IN 2008 HE WON THE RHS GOLD AND BEST IN SHOW FOR HIS ETHICAL GARDEN AT BBC GARDENERS WORLD LIVE.
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Toby Buckland Talk

Thursday 16th January 2020 07:30 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A talk by Toby Buckland a prominent garden designer and presenter .Toby is also the organiser of Powderham Flower Festival and author of many gardening books. Toby will be talking on " Abundance - how to grow a productive and flower filled garden". Door open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start
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Dunster Wassailing

Friday 17th January 2020 07:30 pm

Location: Buttercross Community Orchard
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Traditional Wassail ceremony followed by a torchlit procession through Dunster Village to Foresters Arms for music and singing
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Jumble sale

Saturday 18th January 2020 02:00 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jumble Sale
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Our History through the Lens

Monday 20th January 2020 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: A presentation of local Exmoor heritage images as curated by Tom Sperling. You are warmly invited to bring along any interesting images you may have to share and perhaps we can also help Tom to identify some places and people in the collection.
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Snowdrop Valley

Saturday 25th January 2020

Location: Wheddon Cross Car Park (The Rest & Be Thankful Inn)
Duration: 30 days
Description: Snowdrop Valley 2020. Walking weeks 25 January to 7 February 2020 inclusive. Busses running from 8 to 23 February 2020. Come to visit the snowdrops, enjoy tea and cake in Snowdrop Café. Enter the 2020 Photographic competition - closing date 7 February.
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Shammick Acoustic concert, Combe Martin 8.00 p.m

Saturday 25th January 2020 1208

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Usually on the 4th Saturday of the month, except May (last Saturday) and December (2nd Saturday).January: Ian A Anderson; February: The Salts; March: The Carrivick Sisters; April: Alice Jones; May: Magpie Lane; June: Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson; July: James Hickman & Dan Cassidy (tbc); August: The Dovetail Trio; September: Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby; October: Winter Wilson; November: Maire ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; December: 'Carolling & Crumpets' with John Kirkpatrick. For more information about the artists, please check the website. Tickets are available in advance from www.wegottickets/ShammickAcoustic, but usually they are available at the door. Any other queries, contact the organiser by phone or e-mail contact@shammickacoustic.org.uk
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Social Photowalk, Snowdrop Valley

Sunday 26th January 2020 01:00 pm

Location: Snow Drop Valley Car Park,
Duration: 2 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Snowdrop valley with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. We will walk from the meeting point, which is Snowdrop Valley car park, there is NO bus, walking the 2-3 mile each way. 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. The meeting location is the Snow Drop Valley Car Park, £2 parking FEE nearest postcode TA24 7DT Snowdrop valley website http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm
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Death Cafe on Exmoor

Wednesday 29th January 2020 1202

Location: Fishers Mead Community Hall, 12 Fishers Mead, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: At a Death Cafe people - often strangers - gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death, the objective being ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. Death Cafes have popped up all over the world, and this particular one is the first within Exmoor. Our meetings also include discussions on 'Before I die..' and provides a resource of information, contacts & organisations. All are most welcome at these events, which are offered for free & include refreshments (for a donation).
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Folk Dance and Snowdrop weekend

Friday 31st January 2020

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Folk Dance and Snowdrop Weekend The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster has a 2 night folk dance workshop break on a full board basis, with a programme of activities including a trip out to Exmoor’s secret Snowdrop Valley. With musicians Dampiers Round Band and caller Ray Goodswen. £270.00 per person. £290.00 single.
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Paprika in Concert

Friday 31st January 2020 07:29 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for Paprika, a World Music Band comprised of inspirational musicians and skillful performers. The band have earned a very impressive reputation, touring worldwide, from Glastonbury and WOMAD to the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. Paprika’s line up consists of two accordions, guitar and percussion with regular guest members on violin and bass. They are the UK’s leading Balkan band, specialising in bringing rare performance of frenzied virtuosity. Fiery melodies and or lost traditional Balkan music back to life, fusing together Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical music in a whirlwind foot-tapping rhythms are interspersed with lilting laments. This is a high energy musical experience from a very exciting group. Tickets are £10 and include one free drink from the Bar.
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