Porlock in Exmoor National Park, Popup Saturday by David

Porlock, like everywhere in England has suffered a year of lockdowns due to COVID.  The good news is that the villagers have got together to form a recovery group to help encourage people back into this beautiful part of Exmoor National Park. This is popup Saturday 1, subsequent popups will be held on the first Saturday of the month through to the autumn.  My part in this is to photograph and video the events and hopefully if you are reading this encourage you to come along.

https://youtu.be/GEu9PBkM_p8

The first video leads us nicely into the flavour of the events, a bit of fun while supporting the local shops and businesses who have struggled and survived lockdown. The stalls, although not local traders are bringing a bit of something different to Porlock without directly competing with the shops.

https://youtu.be/HsCVBNy0KsM

Sarah Shorten is the founder of “Stacked Wonky”, more in future videos but in brief a theatrical group working in the community with children and many of the musicians in this blog. Sarah has been leading the work on this initiative, one of several to promote the village. Here she gives a brief summary of what she has been doing.

https://youtu.be/Jm5S0Ys0SsQ

Apple juice, a model of a shepherds hut or even a full size shepherds hut and how about a bit of Accordion music to go with it.

https://youtu.be/bQtdRbT-7aY

Duncan McCanlis, chairman of Porlock recovery group shares his view of what he would like to achieve on behalf of the village.

https://youtu.be/AhbDS88xeLU

Danny runs Freecycle in Porlock and tells us of his heart for the environment and how he can help the village achieve a greener footprint.

https://youtu.be/JEdSKLkRt40

Good Vibe Veg, get involved grow vegetables and share the workload with others.