Secret Location Dining on Exmoor: A Mediterranean Feast

Join us for our second Secret Location Dining event for an evening of good food, a stunning location and a bit of a mystery where we are going to take you!

If you are dreaming of a sunny holiday in the Mediterranean, of eating delicious, freshly prepared food in a Taverna with a glass of wine while watching the sun go down over the sea – then this is the event for you.  Our South African Chef Sam and his team will serve up a delicious Mediterranean buffet to remind you of hot evenings in Spain or Greece. Hopefully the Exmoor weather will do the rest!

And here is the new menu:

Starter (Sharing Platter)
A selection of charcuterie from Somerset Charcuterie
Served with –
Cheese Stuffed mini peppers
Olives
Hummous
Grilled Haloumi
Dolmades
 Focaccia
Breadsticks

Mains (Buffet)
Smokey Albondigas with tomato salsa
Yoghurt marinated chicken skewers cooked on the BBQ
Lebanese style lamb kebabs
Stuffed sweet peppers (v)
Patatas bravas (v)
Tabbouleh (v)
Greek Salad (v)
Vegetable couscous with harissa dressing (v)

Dessert
Honey pistachio tart with yogurt.
Baklava

Your Ticket includes:

  • Transport to and from the venue
    (pick-up from West Somerset Railway Station in Minehead at 7pm)
  • A “Travel Bag” with a 20cl bottle of Prosecco and a few other goodies to enjoy on your scenic journey to the venue
  • A choice of Pimms or Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail on arrival
  • Home-made Lemonade
  • Half a bottle of wine
  • The full menu (see above – and possibly even more!)

PS We are hoping to be able to dine al fresco. But if it is too cold, to wet or too windy, then we will retreat indoors and admire the stunning view through large windows!

 

RUNNING WILD PHOTO EXHIBITION

27 MAY – 1 SEPTEMBER, 2017:

Dunster Visitor Centre
Dunster Steep, TA24 6SE
Open Mon-Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Opening night: 26 May 5-7 pm, fund-raising event for the Exmoor Pony Centre and the Exmoor Pony Project – open for all

1 SEPTEMBER – 31 OCTOBER, 2017:

Lynmouth National Park Centre
The Esplanade, Lynmouth, EX35 6EQ

13 NOVEMBER – 24 DECEMBER, 2017:
Toucan
3 The Parade, Minehead, TA24 5NL

THE EXHIBITION:

The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire to create pictures of the wild Exmoor ponies that would challenge the traditional imagery seen of these iconic animals. The curator, photographer Nina Dodd brought together nine Exmoor-based photographers and asked them to create images of the ponies over a period of six months in 2016-17. The result is an engaging collection of images, presented in a multiple of genres and post-processing styles. A show of taking on a traditional topic and running wild with it.

OPENING NIGHT:

Opening night on the 26th of May 5-7 pm at Dunster Visitor Centre is also a fund-raising event for the Exmoor Pony Centre and the Exmoor Pony Project and is open for all.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Geoff Baylis

Photographer, Picture framer

www.gbphotosandframing.co.uk

Alex Dodd

Creative Media student

alexdoddfilms@gmail.com

Nina Dodd

Photographer

www.ninadodd.com

Gaynor Gough

Photographer

www.photographybygmg.weebly.com

Laura Grant

Artist, Photographer

www.grantcreativearts.com

Paula Kirby

Photographer

www.pkpicsphotography.co.uk

Jack Mccausland

Visual Media student

www.jackmccausland.co.uk

Stuart Warstat

Photographer

www.stuartwarstatphotography.co.uk

Dawn Westcott

www.wildponywhispering.co.uk

Photo by Paula Kirby

THE OLD SHIP AGROUND ‘BE PROUD OF MINEHEAD’ PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The Old Ship Aground is delighted to announce the launch of – The Old Ship Aground ‘Be Proud of Minehead’ photographic campaign.  A year long celebration of how lucky we all are to Live, Work and Play in this beautiful area.

We are inviting photographic entries that will proudly show case what we all enjoy and why we should all be proud of living in this friendly, vibrant, supportive community located beside the sea.

There are three different categories Under 16, Camera phone fun shots and an Open category.

With Cash Prizes totaling £1000 available to win. The photographs will be displayed on the dedicated Facebook page & on our website gallery pages inviting community engagement.

An exhibition of the short listed and winning pictures is planned for later in the year.

Full Terms & conditions of entry are available on The Old Ship Aground ‘Be Proud of Minehead’ Photographic competition tab on our Website  www.theoldshipaground.com and you can view the dedicated  Face Book Page  at https://www.facebook.com/BeProudOfMineheadPhotographyCompetition/

Julian Abraham owner of The Old Ship Aground at Minehead Harbour said it’s all about the community standing tall, and what a great community we have, pulling together and saying look this is Minehead.   I am delighted to do my bit and help show case this terrific town. With a competition to create a visual platform where everyone can share the pictures of what makes them proud, a true celebration of  Minehead its history  and surroundings.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Julian Abraham at 01643 703516 or email at julian@theoldshipaground.com

#ExmoorWalkies: Our favourite dog walks

We are looking for the best dog walking routes on Exmoor. It’s up to you to decide what makes it the best – a river for your dog to swim in or a pub with a beer and lovely food for you at the end of it, we don’t mind!
Please submit up to 10 photos and a description of your favourite #Exmoorwalkie by email to exmoor4all@gmail.com
Don’t forget to tell us the name of your dog(s)!

All entries will be published on Exmoor4all (FB/website). If all goes to plan, we are  putting a little book together with a collection of #Exmoorwalkies, featuring your favourite walks and your photos.

PS The small print:  By submitting your photos and text you allow us to use these in our publications (print & digital).