THE Simonsbath festival continues this weekend and next week with three exciting events.

On May 24 at 10am, there is a walk arranged by the Exmoor Society at Brendon Two Gates. Join Archaeologist Rob Wilson-North for a four mile walk over rough moorland in the footsteps of Lorna Doone author R. D. Blackmore.

An exploration of one of Exmoor’s most remote places, see Blackmore’s memorial stone and the remains of a medieval village. Dogs welcome on leads. Free entry but donations to Exmoor Society are welcome.

On May 25 at 7:30pm, there is a night at the opera at St Luke’s Church, with opera singers Isobel Hughes and Tom Asher. Isobel is about to finish her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and is a soprano with a warm-mezzo like quality.

Tom is a baritone, a recent alumni of English National Opera who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. Join us for a programme of opera arias. Tickets cost £15. 

On May 29 at 7:30pm at St Luke’s Church, there is a talk by Tom Bonner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance. The talk is entitled From Hunting to Post Offices.

Tim talks about how the Countryside Alliance continues to be the voice of Rural Britain by actively promoting and defending farming, rural services, small businesses and country sports. Tickets cost £10. 

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