Catch the new Exmoor Coast Festival next week, organised by the Lynmouth Pavilion Project. Timed to coincide with the May half term and Spring Bank Holiday on 26 May, lots of events will be happening throughout the week to celebrate Exmoor’s extraordinary coast.
Maya Plass – TV’s Springwatch presenter and rockpooling enthusiast, is running activities throughout the day on Wednesday 28 May, and giving an illustrated talk at Lynmouth Pavilion in the evening. Wild food expert Marcus Harrison is demonstrating coastal foraging during the day on the Thursday 29 May and into the evening with another fully illustrated evening talk at Lynmouth Pavilion.
On Monday 26 May the town will be full of artists and there will be art demonstrations in both the morning and afternoon, and an Exmoor National Park Ranger will be runnning a Seaside Safari in the morning. Lime expert Pete Mold will be offering guided tours of the newly restored Lynmouth lime kilns, explaining their relevance to the development of the area and importance of the harbour.
Local businesses are getting involved with special activities for families such as the ‘Baking with Joy’ sea-themed cup-cakes and biscuits session at the Pavilion Dining Room (10.30am on Tuesday 27 May). Further along the coast there will be rock-climbing and dry stone walling in the Valley of Rocks, a guided coastal walk in Porlock as well as kayaking and strawberry cream teas in Combe Martin.
The new, atmospheric Louisa film (25 minutes long) will be shown at the Pavilion in the evening of 30 May (booking is essential for this event as seating is limited to 45).
Louise Reynolds, Lynmouth Pavilion Project Officer said: “There’s so much going on in and around the Lynmouth Pavilion and we are looking forward to welcoming locals and visitors to all the various events. For more information or to get involved with the Festival, especially any artists wishing to join in with the ‘Artists in Town’ day on Monday 26 May, please phone 01598 752509, or email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org”