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The delightful Exmoor market town of Dulverton again held its fun filled Vintage Fair on Sunday 4 September.  The Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle thronged with people enjoying entertainment and stalls from the post war era.  Despite some light drizzle trying to spoil the occasion during the day, the show went on and the downpours stayed away!

The fabulous Liberty Sisters sang their favourite numbers from the 1940’s and 50’s, with the energetic South West Lindy Hoppers dancing and lindyhopping along.  The ebullient Hot House Combo brought their special blend of swinging jazz to get all toes tapping.  Many visitors dressed in the clothes of the period to add to the atmosphere, particularly those from the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club who brought along their beautiful historic vehicles.

 

Clare Fairburn, one of the three singing Liberty Sisters, spoke about the event on BBC Radio Somerset earlier in the day saying: “The Dulverton Vintage Fair is one of our favourite places to perform, with a lively and friendly atmosphere and a carefully curated collection of stalls.  A not to be missed event!”

Images above capture the mood of the day, taken by local photographer Simon Ellery.

 

A wide array of stalls kept the visitors busy shopping with a great variety of vintage clothing, vintage style homeware, brocante, antiques, baskets and more.  Refreshments included a cocktail bar run by Dulverton’s own award-winning Exmoor Distillery and beer from local Wiveliscombe brewery Nuttycombe Brewery.

 

The event was generously sponsored by local businesses Exmoor Distillery and Seddons Estate Agents; and through the event the organisers and Dulverton Town Council were proud to be helping the CareMoor for Exmoor initiative which supports nature and heritage conservation across Exmoor National Park.

 

By popular demand, the pretty Exmoor market town of Dulverton is again holding its exciting Vintage Fair this year.  On Sunday 4 September you will discover a celebration of vintage style suitable for all the family from 12 noon to 5pm on the Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle.  The event attracted over 1800 visitors to join in the fun last year, and it is hoped that this year’s event will be just as well attended.

The fabulous Liberty Sisters will be singing their favourite numbers from the 1940’s and 50’s with the energetic South West Lindy Hoppers dancing and lindyhopping along.  The ebullient Hot House Combo will bring their special blend of swinging jazz to get all toes tapping.  Visitors dressing in the clothes of the period are definitely encouraged!

There’ll be a wide array of stalls selling a great variety of vintage and retro clothing, vintage style homeware, brocante, jewellery, gifts, antiques, baskets and lots more.

Unique WWII military vehicles and vintage tractors will be there, as well as a host of historic vehicles from the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club.  The organisers are delighted that this year a rare 1943 Half Track (an American armoured personnel carrier) will make an appearance at the Fair.

Traditional tea, cakes and other hot and cold refreshments will keep visitors fed and watered – including a Cocktail Bar run by Dulverton’s own award-winning Exmoor Distillery and beer from local Wiveliscombe brewery Nuttycombe Brewery.

The event is generously sponsored by local businesses Exmoor Distillery and Seddons Estate Agents; and through the event the organisers and Dulverton Town Council are proud to be helping the CareMoor for Exmoor initiative which supports nature and heritage conservation across Exmoor National Park.

Keep an eye on the Vintage Fair page for more information.

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The Voices of Exmoor choir invite you to join them at an open rehearsal in Dulverton Town Hall on Saturday 20 April 2024.  Drop in between 10am and 1pm.
If you would like to hear how the Voices of Exmoor prepare for concerts that consistently receive positive reviews or you enjoy singing and would like to join us, then come and meet us at our Open Rehearsal.  We are a mixed voice community choir who welcome all regardless of experience or ability.  There are no auditions, just a wish to sing with others who want to spread their enthusiasm and love of music to all.
‘….the choir were on fine form.’  ‘…..what a joyous concert it was.’  ‘…..beautifully sung by the choir with real feeling for the music.’ ‘….a very enthusiastic audience who demanded an encore.’
                           

A BRAND NEW EVENT FOR 2024!

The ‘Dulverton Sounds’ Music Festival. Come to Dulverton to enjoy a fun filled day of music of all genres, to be held in marquees on the beautiful Exmoor Lawns in the heart of the town, beside the River Barle.

Enjoy a brass band, swing, jazz and a shanty band; sing along to tunes from the pop divas, country & western; and choose from a great mixture of refreshment stalls too.

There’ll even be a chill out tent where you can play your own folk music with friends.

All the details will be available here soon: Dulverton Sounds Music Festival. Ticket prices to be confirmed.