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League of Friends AGM taking place on Thursday 21st July at 2.30pm in the Community Hall Moretonhampstead

Spring Fayre & Fun Dog Show 4th June 2016 at 2pm-5pm

Don’t miss a great day out for all the family: pony rides, face painting, welly throwing, bric a brac, cake, book and plant stalls, cream teas, egg & spoon race, treasure hunt, raffle tickets – win a ride in a Vintage Bentley! 11 fun dog classes – best puppy, best pedigree, best cross breed, prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, best child handler, dog with the waggiest tail, fastest bonio eater,best trick, dog the judge would most like to take home, overall champion plus a Gun Dog Scurry. Funds raised will help look after St. Andrew’s Church including the clock, bell tower and bell frame and with St.Petrock’s work with homeless young people in Exeter.

Moor than meets the eye Open Day

Granite Elements ProjectOver the last year we have been working with parish communities across Dartmoor to start exploring their past as part of Moor than meets the eye, a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme. The scheme provides eligible Dartmoor parishes with a grant of up to £10,000 enabling people to celebrate, record and conserve important features in the parish landscape. There have been a range of interesting and exciting projects so far including conserving an historic map, working with school children to explore where they live, engraving a parish boundary stone and supporting an archaeological study.

Moretonhampstead History Society have been working with Emma, the Moor than meets the eye Community Heritage Officer to develop a community project to look at the heritage of the area.

To find out more we will be holding an open day on Saturday March 12th at Ilsington Village Hall to look at what has been achieved so far and help people develop ideas for their own parish project. The session starts at 10am and includes a light buffet lunch. Please contact Andy Bailey on 01822 890903 or email andy@moorthanmeetstheeye.org for more details and to book your place.

For those who cannot make it to the morning session there will be a more informal drop-in session throughout the afternoon to find out more about the wider scheme and the wide variety of projects that are underway to conserve Dartmoor.

Visit our website www.moorthanmeetstheeye.org/parishscapes for information about the project.


TEL 01647 433485 or come in.

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Folk music workshop – Sat 7th February, MED Theatre Studio

MED Theatre is hosting a folk music workshop run by David Faulkner from Wren Music on Saturday 7th February, 10-4:30pm at the MED Theatre Studio, Moretonhampstead. The workshop is aimed at young adults aged 13-30 and forms part of MED Theatre’s ‘The Walk’ project, supported by Arts Council England. Places are free but please ring the MED Theatre office on 01647 441356 to book . . . → Read More: Folk music workshop – Sat 7th February, MED Theatre Studio

Community play reading – Sunday December 14th

MED Theatre’s annual community play will be touring Dartmoor in March 2015, opening in Manaton Parish Hall on the 13th of March and finishing in Moretonhampstead on March 21st. This year’s play will be exploring an ecological theme after two successive historical dramas, Chasing Kitty Jay last year and In . . . → Read More: Community play reading – Sunday December 14th

Devon Scenes

Friday 5th December 2014

Moretonhampstead Parish Hall

Tickets: £5 adults, £4.50 concessions, £3 children

Call 01647 441356 or email info@medtheatre.co.uk to book

On December 5th MED Theatre’s Young Company will be performing ‘Devon Scenes’ In Moretonhampstead Parish Hall. Devon Scenes is an evening of four short plays, devised and scripted by the Young Company. Developed over the course of the Autumn term in their drama sessions at MED Theatre, . . . → Read More: Devon Scenes

Free FAMILY LEARNING workshop this half term with MED THEATRE

MED Theatre is inviting families to come explore, play and create this half term. MED Theatre is running a free workshop on October 29th at Postbridge Villlage hall. As a part of MED Theatre’s Arts Council funded project, ‘The Walk;’ this is a family learning workshop for all ages, inspired by Dartmoor’s surroundings. This afternoon workshop will combine outdoor learning with creative activities and theatrical responses, taking inspiration from the natural . . . → Read More: Free FAMILY LEARNING workshop this half term with MED THEATRE

Healthy Futures – Tuesday 11th November 2014 at St Andrew’s Church, Moretonhampstead


Moretonhampstead Action Group for Sustainability – MAGS is helping to host a public meeting and talk about sustainable healthcare.

Tuesday 11th November at
St. Andrew’s Church, Moretonhampstead.

We aim to make the evening accessible to as many people as possible, so we are offering refreshments and free children’s activities in The Yard Youth . . . → Read More: Healthy Futures – Tuesday 11th November 2014 at St Andrew’s Church, Moretonhampstead

JiggeryPipery playing on 20th Sept in Moreton!

Jiggerypipery are playing at the Moreton Parish Hall on Sat 20th Sept Doors 7.30pm onwards. Tickets £7.00 (£8 on the door).

Come and have a “wild old time” with skilful renditions of great Celtic and Irish dance-tunes on this fantastic lively evening. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Bar and refreshments.

This event is . . . → Read More: JiggeryPipery playing on 20th Sept in Moreton!