Simonsbath Festival
Celebrating Music, Art, Talks & Walks on Exmoor from May Day to Midsummer
7 May to 21 June 2018

Simonsbath Festival Events

Simonsbath Festival celebrates May Day

Simonsbath Festival celebrates May Day

Monday 7th May at 2.00pm

Exford Village Green

Simonsbath Festival starts in the customary way with May Day celebrations for all the family on Bank Holiday Monday May 7 on Exford Village Green.

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The Wellensian Consort

The Wellensian Consort

Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

The highly acclaimed Wellensian Consort return to Simonsbath for a unique programme of folk song arrangements and choral masterpieces.

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Old Pottery Arts Festival

Old Pottery Arts Festival

12th May - 28th May

The Old Pottery

The sixth annual Simonsbath Festival Art Exhibition will take place at The Old Pottery, Simonsbath, in the centre of the village just by the Exmoor Forest Inn.

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I can't come as a vicar; I am a vicar

I can't come as a vicar; I am a vicar

Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

An illustrated talk in which Revd David Weir reflects on a lifetime in the Church of England.

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Simonsbath Festival Young Musician

Simonsbath Festival Young Musician

Sunday 20th May at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

Rebekah Brinkley clarinettist. Accompanied by pianist Mariko North.

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Exmoor National Park: a signpost to the future

Exmoor National Park: a signpost to the future

Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

Sarah Bryan took up her appointment as Chief Executive of Exmoor National Park in January 2017 after four years as Head of Conservation and Access, but what mak...

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Alaudiae: A Woman's Love and Life

Alaudiae: A Woman's Love and Life

Saturday 26th May at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

The outstandingly talented opera singers Alaudiae return to Simonsbath Festival to present a hugely varied mix of songs.

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Family, Fortunes and Fate on Exmoor

Family, Fortunes and Fate on Exmoor

Monday 28th May at 6.30pm

Simonsbath House Hotel

An illustrated talk by Rob Wilson-North, Head of Conservation and Access, Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Walk: In Search of John Knight

Walk: In Search of John Knight

Wednesday 30th May at 10.30am - 12.30pm

Exmoor

A guided walk linked to Rob Wilson-North’s talk at Simonsbath House Hotel on Monday May 28

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Radio Rio Quartet

Radio Rio Quartet

Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

The samba comes to Simonsbath bringing the sunshine, warmth and irresistible, lilting rhythms of the music of Brazil.

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The Hawk and Owl Trust

The Hawk and Owl Trust

Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

TV wildlife expert and conservationist Chris Sperring MBE explores the different species of English owls, including barn owls, tawny owls and little owls.

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Kamao Quartet

Kamao Quartet

Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

Kamao means ‘I like/I love/I want’ in the Romani dialect and you’ll be saying all that and more when you hear this exciting quartet from London.

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Hoar Oak Cottage

Hoar Oak Cottage

Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

Hoar Oak Cottage has been home to shepherds since the 1700s and has been lived in by at least 15 families and the birthplace to more than 20 children.

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Walk: Murder and Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Walk: Murder and Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Wednesday 13th June at 10.30am - 1.00pm

Exmoor

A short walk of approximately 4km (2.5 miles) along the River Barle to Wheal Eliza.

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Opera Anywhere: The Mikado

Opera Anywhere: The Mikado

Saturday 16th June at 7.30pm

St. Luke's Church

Gilbert and Sullivan's much-loved comic opera The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, tells the story of Nanki-poo, son of the Mikado of Japan.

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Midsummer Family and Community Concert

Midsummer Family and Community Concert

Thursday 21st June at 1.45pm

Moorland Hall

Midsummer marks the end of Simonsbath Festival 2018 with a family and community concert.

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