The Society was formed after a public meeting in October 2004 


• 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