The Society was formed after a public meeting in October 2004
THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY
• To promote, foster and celebrate the artistic and creative talent which exists locally - whether that talent is professional or amateur, mature or developing.
• To enrich and enhance the lives of residents in this rural part of Devon, collectively and individually, by organising a programme of events in the performing and visual arts, talks, visits and presentations.
• To support materially or otherwise, groups and individuals, particularly the young, in developing their skills and talents for the benefit of the community as well as themselves.
THE CHULMLEIGH RURAL CINEMA was established by the Society and presents a monthly film (excluding August and December) in the Pavilion at Chulmleigh Playing Field. The profits are shared equally between the Playing Field Committee and the Society for the benefit of the local community.
The Committee endeavours to
reflect a wide diversity of tastes in organising both musical and theatrical
events, outings to various places of interest, and speakers of note. Members
receive emails throughout the year giving advance notice of all Society
organised events, thus providing priority booking and reduced ticket prices. The
Membership fee has been held at £12 per person per annum since inception and
runs from January to December.
Wednesday 22nd January Annual General Meeting at the Red Lion, 7.30pm
Thursday 20th February Annual Dinner at Weirmarsh Farm, 7 for 7.30pm
Saturday 14th March Open Orchestra Rehearsal and Performance at Chulmleigh Pavilion, 3 to 7pm
Wednesday 18th March Black Dog Folklore, a talk by Mark Norman at the Red Lion, 7.30pm
Saturday 4th April Chulmleigh Society Coffee Morning, Town Hall
Saturday 18th April Tour of Tiverton Hospital Garden with Dr. Gavin Haig
Wednesday 20th May 'Sanctuary, Survival and Sabotage - two tales from World War Two', an illustrated talk by cameraman Martin Pailthorpe
Wednesday 17th June Outing by coach to the Shipwreck Centre, Charlestown with optional stop off and pick up at the Eden Project
Saturday 4th July Members’ Summer BBQ by kind permission of Maggie and Terry Samuel
Wednesday 21st October Tour and tasting at Sheppey’s Cider Factory at Taunton
Wednesday 18th November 'In Pursuit of the Improbable', a talk by wildlife photographer Stephen Powles