Forthcoming Events



*  Pogles Wood  *

Forest School activities


Outdoor crafts, guided walks, songs, stories,

games, cooking, plus other activities and picnic time at our site near Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset.


Woodland Wednesdays and Muddy Mondays  Parent and Toddler sessions, 12.00 - 3.00 pm start again on 25th March, and run on the last Wednesday and first Monday of each month, but check with us on our Facebook page first: Pogles Wood Education. 3 per child.


Volunteers Day Help us get everything ready for the start of this spring's activities. We are holding a Volunteers Day at Pogles Wood on Saturday 14th February. You'll love it! Let us know if you can come.


John Muir Award Award We're very pleased to report that everyone who participated last summer achieved the first level of their John Muir Award. Watch this space for news of more developments in the spring.


Easter holidays at Pogles Join us for our Easter Special on Monday 6th April a fun day for the family.


PLUS two special 2 Junior Conservationist days on Saturday 28th March and Wednesday 8th April  a chance to learn and have fun while caring for the environment and our lovely woodland.


Woodland Words We are now half way through this ground-breaking and inspirational project. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ernest Cook Trust, we have been working with 20 children from St Andrew's Primary School, Yetminster to help develop their literacy skills. Led by Forest School and Literacy specialists and with special input from singer and storyteller Tim Laycock, the project now moves on to St Mary's Primary School, Beaminster. Results from the Yetminster children show that working in the open air has brought about a marked improvement in both standards and commitment and the children have loved it!


Pogles Parties Contact us if you would like an open air birthday party with a difference.



*  Stanchester Quire *


Our new term started on 3rd February. We meet on Tuesdays starting at 8.00 pm in All Saints School, Montacute.


This term we will be rehearsing a summer programme of songs of the Jurassic Coast. Public performances will include a coach trip to the western half of our World Heritage Site with informal performances planned for Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Bridport and Burton Bradstock.


This is a community choir and so there is no audition process and no need for you to be able to read music or to have experience of singing in a choir. Just come along and try it out!




* West Country Christmas Carols *

20-22 November 2015


Advance notice of the 2015 edition of our ever-popular weekend of workshops and concerts to be held in SIDMOUTH, Devon. Tutors will be Helen Coombs, John Kirkpatrick, Tim Laycock, Matt Norman, Carolyn Robson, Eddie Upton and Peter Wilton. Book your accommodation now for a stimulating and enjoyable weekend of workshops and concerts and book your place for the weekend for just 70.


We are delighted that John Kirkpatrick will perform his Tunes from the Trenches programme on Friday 20th November at 8.00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LE


This concert is included in the weekend fee but tickets for the Concert only are 8.00 from Folk South West 01935 873889.



* Theatre of Past Delight  *  

Costumed period performances


Dates so far include:


24th and 25th May Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Wrest at War Songs from the home front for English Heritage


28th and 29th November Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire (Christmas programme)


Why not book us for your event or Village Hall ...


Telephone: 01935 873889