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DEVON EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2016



Cinderella The Original Fairytale with fun and laugher for all the family at West Hill Village Hall tickets on sale now from Kate Fraser on 014040812593

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DEVON EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Annual Events
POWER LIFTING; SOUTH WEST ALL COUNTIES
Holiday on Ice Westpoint Arena Exeter 08444 999955
The Comedy Club - Holsworthy. 01409 253941
Craft 4 Crafters  Westpoint Arena Exeter Devon
Hartland Abbey Snowdrop Weekend, North Devon 01237 441234

Please ring the phone number or contact a Devon Tourist Information Office for dates for the above events

The South Devon Players
Theatre & Film Company, (Laura)
southdevonplayers@gmail.com
07855 090589

Open Auditions (Film & theatre) for
"Mordred"

Mordred is a feature film and theatre
production, being directed by Laura Jay, one
of our founders.

A gritty, dark tale, Mordred is an Arthurian-era
drama, heavily influenced by the earliest
legends of Mordred, who is traditionally seen
as King Arthur's arch-nemesis, and
illegitimate son. In the earlier legends,
Mordred is much more of an ambiguous
character, and not pure evil, as in modern
re-tellings, this film and theatre show tells of
the legends, from Mordred's point of view.

This drama is set in the 530s, against the
backdrop of the Saxon invasions, heavily
influenced by Celtic legends and Druidic
traditions, and the earliest tales of Arthur, and
his followers. The film will be made across
South West England, with as much use as
possible of actual Arthurian locations, and
ancient sites, in Devon and Cornwall. The
theatre shows will be performed in South
Devon (as a certainty) and we will also be
looking to perform in Cornwall, as well.

Open auditions will be held Sunday Feb 28,
2016, 4.30pm , Chestnut Community Centre,
1 - 3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA

Unfortunately we will not be able to accept
video submissions. Attendance at auditions
must be in person.

Please visit our auditions page for an
overview of what to expect at our castings.
http://www.southdevonplayers.com/auditions.
html

The project runs as a profit share production,
as per the terms set out on our website.

All named cast will be fully credited on IMDB

Anyone under the age of 16, must be
accompanied at all castings, rehearsals and
filming/ performances, by a parent or legal
guardian.

Most of the ladies will be involved in fight/
battle scenes, fighting alongside the men,
especially in the Saxon raids, and at
Camlann, and mandatory combat training will
take place in Brixham at the community
centre for all relevant successful cast. If you
have a physical reason that this would not be
possible, please email us to discuss first.
southdevonplayers@gmail.com

As this a theatre show as well as a film,
rehearsals for the stage show will take place
on Wednesday evenings and / or Sundays
afternoons, at Chestnut Community Centre, 1
- 3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA
 

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17 February 2015

Clovelly Lentsherd, Tuesday 17 February
Lentsherd (pronounced 'Lanshard') is an old Clovelly custom, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday.
At dusk, *children set off down-a-long to the harbour, dragging clattering tin cans tied to string. The cans are then tied together and thrown into the sea (to be later retrieved). The aim is to rid Clovelly of all the bad things from the previous year by chasing bad spirits away and driving the devil into the sea before Lent. The Rev Shirley Henderson will give a blessing in the harbour. All participating *children will receive a free pancake from the Red Lion Hotel to decorate with toppings.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
FREE ADMISSION FROM 4.30pm please consult 01237 431781

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DEVON EVENTS FOR MARCH 2016

Annual Events

Paignton Zoo Children's Easter Events
Easter Egg Hunt Buckland Abbey  
Family day at the Cookworthy Museum.
Winter walks on the Taw Estuary: 01392 432691
Moretonhampstead Festival of Food, Drink and the Arts
RSPB Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon EX3 0QH.  01392 432691
RSPB Labrador Bay, Teignmouth, Devon. 01392 432691
 

Please ring the phone number or contact a Devon Tourist Information Office for dates for the above events

Holsworthy

*A plea for new sources of re-useable materials for the Scrapstore.* *Help* is needed from all businesses in the 30 mile radius of Holsworthy, requesting materials destined for landfill. The materials need to be clean and without sharp edges, anything is considered that may be suitable for use by our members. *Making the reusable waste to turn into playthings.* With your donations it will help keep the Scrapstore an exciting place to source new and interesting resources for all educational and creative projects.
Contact us now, to discuss your potential donations as to whether they are appropriate for the project. We would collect your waste. Holsworthy Family Workshop Resource Centre
Manor Offices, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 6DJ      01409 254272

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6th March 2016

Come visit the Celebration of Dogs Weekend at Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth this March.
Building on last years success with an outdoor market, live entertainment and of course a fantastic dog show including agility demonstrations it is set to be the best year yet!
From jewellery to cakes, candles, cookware, cards, home furnishings and various handcrafted nik-naks we will have a wide variety of handmade and commercial items from the best local traders in the South West. This will be a fun day out with plenty of wonderful stands to browse at Blackpool Sands.
Entertainment includes: Dog show - Various classes, Agility demonstrations, Dog behaviour workshops, Dog and Handler fancy dress, Local suppliers, Prizes awarded throughout the day
Falconry display
Join us for the 2016 annual Charity Fun Day, Dog Show and Market on Sunday 6th March from 10am - 4pm. £1.00 entry.
All profits and donations go to "Service Dogs UK"
10am - 4pm
Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG

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19 - 28 March 2016

Find the Easter Chicks at Clovelly

Daily from 10am - 5pm
Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location and number of Easter chicks perched up and down the tumbling cottages along the High Street to the Quay. Return the map to the Visitor Centre reception if you spot at least 10 chicks to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if you spot all 15.

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DEVON EVENTS FOR APRIL 2016
 
Annual Events
 
Stokenham Garden Society Spring Show, 
Dartmouth Gig Regatta
Dartmoor Hunt Point to Point, Flete Estate.
Spring Hand-made Eggs-travaganza! Devonport Guildhall,
Hartland Arts & Crafts Society Spring Fayre
Tagore Festival. Dartington Hall, Kingsbridge Rugby Football Club

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17 April 2016

The Dawlish Manor House Wedding Fair
The Manor House, Old Town Street, Dawlish, EX7 9AP
Dawlish Manor House have kindly asked us to deliver them fantastically romantic wedding fair after the successes of The Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fairs where we have seen crowds of over 2,000 people. Browse a diverse range of exhibitors, from cupcakes to cars, some of the finest in Devon and Cornwall. Find your dream dress and explore one of the most beautiful Manor Houses in Devon where you can hold your wedding and reception, you even get a FREE drink* and a FREE goodie bag* on arrival!
*Bags and drinks while stocks last on a first come first served basis

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24 April 2016

Clovelly Wedding Fair at Clovelly Court
from 1.30pm until dusk
Wedding Fair at Clovelly Court Great Terrace, whatever the weather.
1pm till dusk with FREE entry.
No matter what the weather, Clovelly is the perfect place to create your own unique wedding. With its festival vibe, Clovelly Wedding Fair will have a band for all tastes, a bar, a children's area, outside caterers and local suppliers from all over Devon and Cornwall. Come along and be inspired to create your perfect day.
From 1pm to 5pm   01237 431781

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DEVON EVENTS FOR MAY 2016
Annual Events
 
Carnival at Great Torrington. 
Discover Ilfracombe's Secret History  
Blackawton Worm Charming Festival and Village Day
Modbury Fair Week
Bluebell Spectacular Parkham to Bucks Mill  walk 
Great Torrington May Fair celebrated in the town 
Great Torrington Carnival celebrated all day in the town 
Modbury Harriers Point to Point, Flete Estate
French Market, Erme Court Car Park Ivybridge
Cornwood Spring Show, Cadleigh nr Ivybridge 
Dart Music Festival
Ivybridge Horse Show and Family Dog Show
Coleton Fishacre, Garden open
Devon County Show, Westpoint, Exeter
Lord Mayor's Day Celebrations and Parade, Plymouth
Saltram House Park Fair and Dog Show
Mayor's Sunday Parade, Dartmouth
Torquy Maritime Festival
Craft Fairs at Endecott House 
Potwalloping Festival Westward Ho!
Brixham Heritage Festival
Prawle Fair

Ottery Information Centre
10a Broad Street, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1BZ
(01404)813964 Open:Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday Morning 10.00am to 1.00pm. Ottery Town Council

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DEVON EVENTS FOR JUNE 2016

 

Annual Events
 
Carnival at Holesworthy.
Carnival at Westward Ho! 
Dartmouth Carnival, Dartmouth.
North Devon Festival.
Salcombe Regis Country Fayre.
Cornish Pilot Gig Regatta, Salcombe.
Salcombe Festival.
Lynton Music Festival
Dartmouth Carnival, Dartmouth.
Saltram house, Annual Plant Fair.
Vintage Bus rally, at The Tramway, Seaton
Gala Day, at The Tramway, Seaton.
South West Motor Show, Newton Abbot Racecourse, 
Axminster Carpets 250 years celebration
Trawler Race, Brixham.
South Brent Carnival Week.
Hot penny day, East Devon.
Westcountry Garden Festival, Westpoint, Exeter
Bigbury Fun Run.
Ermington Fair in the Square.
Axe Vale Festival of Gardening & Crafts

 

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12 June 2016

Seaweed Festival in aid of the N. Devon Hospice
Clovelly Village EX39 5TF   10am to 5pm
Its launch in 2015 was a great success. It is held to promote seaweed for its immense health & nutritional benefits. As it is hugely versatile, quay kitchens will have a surprising variety of dishes and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products along with demonstrations, crafts and talks.
There will also be plenty of entertainment for both adults and children to enjoy, such as the Marine Biological Association’s ‘Amazing World of Algae’ interactive workshop, The National Trust seaweed craft activities and The Seaweed Health Foundation will provide information on the benefits of human food quality seaweed for food and health. There'll be street entertainers and live music throughout the day.
You will be amazed at the world of seaweed. Bring your own and ask the experts what is the best use for your particular selection.
Admission charges apply and include all entertainment

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DEVON EVENTS FOR JULY 2016

 

Annual Events
The Dunsford Show  01647 252441
Regattas at Plymouth. Exmouth, Teignmouth.
Torbay carnival week  01803 557288 
Exeter Air Day. Teignmouth Regatta.
Honiton Glove Fair at the end if July. 
Midsummer Respect Festival, Exeter
Filham Fun Day, Filham Park, Ivybridge
Kingsbridge Bandstand Concert
National Trust, South Hams  Grand Summer Fair,
Sidmouth Secluded Gardens Week
Sidmouth Society of artists Annual Exhibition
Flower Festival, Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton
Literary Festival, Dartington.
Ugborough Village Day Fair
1940's Weekend with military Displays,
South Devon Railway.
Kingsbridge Bandstand Concert 
Merlin Rocket Week, Salcombe.
World Powerboat Championships
British Grand Prix, Plymouth.
Summer Flower Show, Budleigh Salterton
Kingsbridge Fair week
Saltram Jazz Picnic held in Saltram
Gardens With Plymouth Jazz Club.
Mid Devon Show, Tiverton.
International Summer School &
Festival of Music, Dartington.
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week.
Branscombe Air Day
Torbay Carnival Week.
Yealmpton Show 
Exmouth Summer Fun Time
Totnes & District Agricultural Show 
International Folk Festival, Sidmouth
Malborough Fayre.
Teignmouth Summer Carnival. 01626 777229.
Wiscombe Hill Climb 
Port of Plymouth Regatta
River Yealm Regatta Rowing Finals
Braunton Wheels Extravaganza Braunton 
Tavistock Food Festival  01822 613016
The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Dunsford,  01647 252752

 

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01 - 31July 2016

Yarn-Bombing Daily from 10am to 5pm
Discover yarn-bombed areas throughout Clovelly. The village will look even more colourful with knitted donkeys, seaside garlands and crocheted ‘cobble-cosies’ plus much more. This unusual project is part of Clovelly's entry to the Britain in Bloom competition and is in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
normal admission charges apply
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15th July 2016

Paul Metcalfe is Rod Stewart Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre.. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm.
This tribute to Rod Stewart involves the same swaggering showmanship, audience participation and sheer sense of fun that has made Rod Stewart one of the most popular performers of all time.
Paul performs all of Rod's massive hits in his Rod Stewart Tribute Act, as well as many other favourites from the early booze-soaked days with The Faces through to The Great American Songbook and classic Motown tunes from Soulbook - all sung and performed in Rod's inimitable style.
Ticket prices start from £12. For tickets and more details: Tel: 01647 253916
Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

Sheldon Open Air Theatre is a natural open air amphitheatre with a woodland backdrop that is located in a delightful, intimate and secluded setting in the Teign Valley, off the B3193.
All seating on grass banks and terraces. (No chairs in the main auditorium.) There is also an easy access deck for disabled visitors, who should telephone beforehand to book a space on the deck. (Please bring your own chairs!)
Free car parking from 6.30pm. Theatre gates open at 7.15pm. Performances run from 8pm to 10pm
A magical, family friendly experience never to be forgotten.

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16th July 2016

Police Dog Hogan Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre. Saturday 16th July 2016. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm.  For the first time ever Police Dog Hogan are coming to Sheldon Open Air Theatre!   Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy, eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, brass, drums and guitars with knockout four-part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass.
Their songs veer from the wistful and poetic to flat-out, foot-stomping tales earning them this high praise from ‘Spiralearth’- “An idiosyncratic bunch that pulls pop, Cajun, country and just about anything else into a hotchpotch of 110% entertainment.”

Ticket prices start from £12. For tickets and more details Tel: 01647 253916
Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

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17 July 2016

Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid of the N. Devon Hospice.10am to 5pm  Clovelly Village, EX39 5TF
The day will be full of fun and packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages.
The 'Clovelly Gun Run' starts the event from the harbour to Victoria Fountain. Two teams will take it in turn to manhandle this weighty gun. Come along and support the cadets as they try to beat their race time last year. It really is an amazing sight of hard work and dedication!
Then there'll be lively music, street entertainment, crafty creations, sea story telling, puppet shows and family activities.
On the quay, there'll be seafood kitchens and a range of food and art & craft stalls.
Free entry for under 16s if they come dressed as a pirate, mermaid, salty sea dog or fish wife.
Under 7s have free entry anyway, but we would love it if they come dressed up too.
So do come along and enjoy this fun-packed day out in support of the North Devon Hospice.
Standard admission charges apply and include all entertainment. 01237 431781

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20th July 2016

Abba Magic Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre. Wednesday 20th July 2016. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm.
The fabulous Abba tribute band are back!
Loved by all Ages, the magic of Abba is recreated with attention to detail, fantastic costumes and tongue-in-cheek humour delivered in Swedish accents, this tribute act provides a fun night out to be remembered.
Sing, dance and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

Ticket prices start from £12. For tickets and more details:

Tel: 01647 253916
Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

Sheldon Open Air Theatre is a natural open air amphitheatre with a woodland backdrop that is located in a delightful, intimate and secluded setting in the Teign Valley, off the B3193.
All seating on grass banks and terraces. (No chairs in the main auditorium.) There is also an easy access deck for disabled visitors, who should telephone beforehand to book a space on the deck. (Please bring your own chairs!)
Free car parking from 6.30pm. Theatre gates open at 7.15pm. Performances run from 8pm to 10pm
A magical, family friendly experience never to be forgotten.

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22nd July 2016

Joey the Lips Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre. Friday 22nd July 2016. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm.
Local legends Joey the Lips bring their energetic funk, soul, and blues mix to our stage. Each song covered takes on new life as this talented 10 piece band light up the stage.

Ticket prices start from £14. For tickets and more details:

Tel: 01647 253916
Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

Sheldon Open Air Theatre is a natural open air amphitheatre with a woodland backdrop that is located in a delightful, intimate and secluded setting in the Teign Valley, off the B3193.
All seating on grass banks and terraces. (No chairs in the main auditorium.) There is also an easy access deck for disabled visitors, who should telephone beforehand to book a space on the deck. (Please bring your own chairs!)
Free car parking from 6.30pm. Theatre gates open at 7.15pm. Performances run from 8pm to 10pm
A magical, family friendly experience never to be forgotten.

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23rd July 2016

Totally Tina Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre. Saturday 23rd July 2016. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm. Totally Tina brings you the very best, faithful and explosive tribute to the "Queen of Rock" Tina Turner.
The show includes a fantastic live band, authentic dance routines and stunning hand-made replica costumes. The show encapsulates the look and feel of Tina Turner at her best.
Totally Tina takes you back to the early years of her career featuring songs like 'River Deep, Mountain High', through Tina’s solo comeback in the 80's with an incredible cover of the Al Green classic, 'Let's Stay Together', and on to Tina's massive solo hits such as 'The Best' and 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.
Ticket prices start from £12. For tickets and more details:
Tel: 01647 253916 Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT
Sheldon Open Air Theatre is a natural open air amphitheatre with a woodland backdrop that is located in a delightful, intimate and secluded setting in the Teign Valley, off the B3193.
All seating on grass banks and terraces. (No chairs in the main auditorium.) There is also an easy access deck for disabled visitors, who should telephone beforehand to book a space on the deck. (Please bring your own chairs!)
Free car parking from 6.30pm. Theatre gates open at 7.15pm. Performances run from 8pm to 10pm
A magical, family friendly experience never to be forgotten.

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25 July 2016

Woolsery Agricultural Show 10am to 5pm  At Clovelly Court
Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show.
Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. There will be a Dairy Marquee with displays such as yoghurt and ice cream making and the chance for children to "milk a cow" along with competitions. You'll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children. There'll also be a family dog show, a display of hounds, the Young Farmers' "It's a knockout" and to finish the day, a parade of vintage farm machinery.
It's a great summer day out for all the family!
A separate admission charge applies

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27th July 2016

Kiss This Live in Concert @ Sheldon Open Air Theatre. Wednesday 27th July 2016. 8pm - 10pm. Free parking available from 6.30pm. The ultimate 80's party band!
Kiss This are known for their varied repertoire of music with rich harmonies all performed totally live with no backing tapes.
Their energetic party anthems are perfect for getting everyone up and dancing with brilliant live versions of classic feel-good songs by Madonna, Queen, Police, Hazel O'Connor, Talking Heads, Kim Wilde, Blondie, Eurythmics, Dexy's Midnight Runners and many more.
Experience great energy, fantastic vocals along with superb musical backing as you re-live the music of the awesome 80's - sing, dance and have a blast under the stars.
Ticket prices start from £5. For tickets and more details:

Tel: 01647 253916
Sheldon Open Air Theatre, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7YT

Sheldon Open Air Theatre is a natural open air amphitheatre with a woodland backdrop that is located in a delightful, intimate and secluded setting in the Teign Valley, off the B3193.
All seating on grass banks and terraces. (No chairs in the main auditorium.) There is also an easy access deck for disabled visitors, who should telephone beforehand to book a space on the deck. (Please bring your own chairs!)
Free car parking from 6.30pm. Theatre gates open at 7.15pm. Performances run from 8pm to 10pm.
A magical, family friendly experience never to be forgotten.

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30 July 2016

The South West's first show for  LEGO® fans comes to Exeter!

A one day show of LEGO creations is coming to the city centre's Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 30 July. West Country Brick Show promises an imaginative family day out in the school summer holidays.

The show organisers, 'West Country Bricks' are made up of LEGO fan builders and traders who will be proudly displaying their impressive creations and wealth of LEGO building expertise.

The event will feature large model replicas from history and science fiction, including a giant Star Wars mosaic. There is also a rare opportunity to see a vintage display of a 1960's town plan collection up close, and ask questions and chat to the friendly team from Blocks magazine about building, customising and collecting LEGO bricks.

Children can experiment with LEGO bricks at a dedicated play table and will be encouraged to let their imagination go wild and build their own models inspired by the show’s experts.

There are chances to win LEGO play sets worth up to £100 by entering the LEGO brick build competition. Big and little kids at the show are invited to construct famous West Country landmarks to enter (although space rockets and LEGO tower blocks won't be turned away!). The competition will be judged by the LEGO specialist builders at the end of the show.

Independent LEGO traders will be selling exclusive LEGO play sets, books and figures not available on the high street, and throughout the event raffle tickets will be on sale for the chance to win sets and figures. Winning tickets will be drawn randomly during the show.

Exeter Cathedral, in conjunction with Bright Bricks Ltd is in the process of building a scale model of Exeter's iconic landmark using 300,000 LEGO bricks. The north and south towers will stand over 1 metre high and extend nearly 4 metres wide to include the Cloisters and Bishop's Palace once complete.

Exeter Cathedral will be at the West Country Brick Show exhibiting a section of their build and talking to show visitors about the project.

Money raised from this project will help preserve and conserve Exeter Cathedral. Exeter is one of just three Cathedrals in the country to have its own LEGO model. For a £1 donation show visitors will be able to add a LEGO brick to the model to help raise essential funds. It is hoped a whole module of the Exeter Cathedral build will be constructed by LEGO fans at the show!

Show organisers, West Country Bricks said, 'West Country Brick Show is for LEGO fans of all ages. The LEGO universe makes architects, sculptors and inventors of us all and we are delighted to be bringing this great event to Exeter. This show offers both kids and adults the opportunity to play, learn and be inspired together. Special thanks go to our show sponsors, Dirty Fork Media, Gizmocom, Moor Bricks, Heaver Brothers Limited and The Brick Ladd.'

The West Country Brick is at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 30 July. Doors open 10.30am and the show closes 4pm. Tickets: Adults £2.50, children £1. The Exeter Phoenix café bar will be open throughout the show serving locally sourced food and drink, with plenty of veggie, vegan and gluten free options too.

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30th July 2016

Clovelly Gig Regatta, Sat. 30th July from 10am Clovelly Village EX39 5TF  Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of nine knots in North Devon's powerful tidal waters. You're assured and exhilarating day's racing. So come along and cheer on the brave crews! Normal admission charges apply   01237 431781

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DEVON EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2016

 

Annual Events
 
Regattas at Beer, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Dawlish. 
Ilfracombe Coombe Martin and Braunton Fairs
The North Devon Show at Instow. 
The Devon Sheep Fair. 
Torbay fortnight. 
Sheep Fair South Molton last week in August. 
Teignmouth Regatta.
Newton Abbot National Hunt racing at the Racecourse 
North Devon Show Great Torrington  01805 626 140
Torbay Steam Fair, Market Field, Churston, Brixham.
Creation festival Woolacoombe 
Shaldon Water Festival. 
Teignmouth National and World Fireball sailing 
Newton Abbot Car boot sale, The Racecourse
Paignton Regatta.
Newton Abbot National Hunt racing at the Racecourse 
Totnes South Devon Railway August Fair
Totnes Carnival. 
Torbay Childrens’ Weeks, Paignton. 
Dawlish Carnival Week and Dawlish Carnival Air show 
Brixham Regatta. 
Newton Abbot National Hunt racing at the Racecourse 
Torbay Royal Regatta, Torquay. 
Newton Abbot National Hunt racing at the Racecourse 
Shaldon Regatta Week, swimming, rowing and beach
Dartmouth Royal Regatta. 
Ilfracombe Carnival Ilfracombe 
Craft Fairs at Endecott House Chagford .
Newton Abbot Antique Fair, The Racecourse
Totnes South Devon Railway "Branchline weekend"
Newton Abbot Car boot sale, The Racecourse
Brixham Fish Market Open Day. 
Lustleigh Lustleigh Show - excellent one day show
Cheese & Onion Fayre, Newton Abbot.
Newton Abbot National Hunt racing at the Racecourse

 


 

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4 August 2016

East Portlemouth Church Fete –
Thursday August 4th, 2016.
2.00pm – 5.00pm Entry - £2.00 per adult, Under 16s free
We have an annual Fête in August. This is an afternoon of fun, during which funds are raised for the Church, Village Hall and a number of charities.
The Fête is supported by the whole village. There are traditional games for adults and children including a Magician or Punch and Judy, Bouncy Castle, Coconut Shy, Hoopla and Lucky Dip and stalls selling home-made cakes and produce, paintings, books and toys. And of course, cream teas and Pimms. The Auction of Promises is always a big draw.
In 2016, the fête will be in the beautiful gardens of The Old Rectory, TQ8 8PA, located on the lower road into the village.

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06-07 August 2016

Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I.
August 06, 2016 to August 07, 2016 from 10am. Held in aid of the RNLI, this popular event is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew. The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors and there'll be operational displays by the Clovelly lifeboat. It's a fun-packed weekend with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour. Normal admission charges apply 01237 431781

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6th of August 2016

Gingers: The Gathering
Join us in Plymouth for the first annual Gingers: The Gathering!
The 6th of August 2016 will see us (metaphorically) paint Plymouth Athenaeum ginger for the day, with music and entertainment ongoing through the day, gingerbread men decorating, the best ginger hair competition, and an indoor market and comedy shows run by Plymouth Comedy Club then finally an after party at The Voodoolounge Plymouth for those that wish to party till the sun rises.

We have attracted an international audience, with media requests coming from America, Canada and a number of European countries, as well as the local Plymouth Herald and local BBC Spotlight.

We would love to see you in attendance on the 6th of August at Plymouth Athenaeum from 11am.

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DEVON EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
Annual Events
 
Regattas Bideford Barnstaple.
Torbay Sea Angling Festival.
Barnstaple Carnival  01271 375 000
Widecombe Fair  01364 621430

 

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04 September 2016

Lobster and Crab Feast September 04, 2016 10am to 5pm
Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family.

Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious lobster and seafood platters.

There'll be live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations, a prize draw for a magnum of champagne, local food and craft stalls, including plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, and beer tasting. Children will be kept entertained by street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling and event-themed craft activities provided by The National Trust.

It's in aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will be exibiting some of their baby lobsters prior to their release into Clovelly Bay at the end of the day. At the heart of the NLH's work is their lobster restocking project whereby local fishermen bring 'pregnant' female lobsters to the hatchery so that their delicate offspring are given a better chance in life by being raised in captivity without predators. These young lobsters are raised to a size where they can be released back into the sea and look after themselves.
Standard admission charges apply and include all entertainment. 01237 431781

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DEVON EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2016
Annual Events
RSPB Darts Farm, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, 01392 879438
Bampton Charter Fair  01398 332324
 
Please ring the phone number or contact a Devon Tourist Information Office for dates for the above events

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28 October 2016

Apple Day, 10am to 5pm Clovelly Village EX39 5TF
Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed, taste the juice outside the Visitor Centre, or bring more for pasteurization and bottling. On entry to Clovelly children can also enjoy apple games, crafts and an apple modelling competition with prizes. 01237 431781

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DEVON EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2016
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Kingsbridge Extravaganza.
South Brent Winter Carnival
Ivybridge Farmers Market.  01803 861202.
Okehampton Farmers Market.  01409 221 991
Ashburton Winter Carnival. 01364 653426
South Brent Floodlit Carnival. Contact 01364 73292.
Tavistock Farmers Market. Pannier 01822 820360. Widecombe-In-The-Moor Village Market. 01364 621 218
Theatre Royal, Plymouth.  01752 267222

THE CITY of PLYMOUTH FESTIVAL  01752-205909

 

5 November 2016

Warm up to Christmas 2016
10am - 4pm
Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock

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12 November 2016

Plymouth Christmas Show 2016
10am - 5pm
Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth

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19 November 2016

Totnes Christmas Market 2016
10am - 4pm
Totnes Civic Hall, Totnes

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26th November 2016

Christmas Craft Fayre
26th November 2016 at Tiverton Town Hall, Tiverton, Devon
10:00 - 3:00pm.    Stalls are priced at £9.00.
07864878909

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20 November 2016

Clovelly Herring Festival. 10th Anniversary     10am to 4pm
Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.
The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast. Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a hundred herring boats in the port. When fishing was good, 9000 herring could be landed at one time. Those days of massive catches are long gone and there remain just two herring fishermen who still employ sustainable fishing methods using drift nets and long lines.
Maritime historian and writer, Mike Smylie, will return with his 'Kipperland' exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the herring. He will also be turning herring into delicious and delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse.
There will also be net making, flax processing and a curragh on show provided by 'Flaxland'.
Enjoy a wide variety of herring dishes in the quay kitchens or at the Harbour Bar, cookery demonstrations, live shanty and sea song singers, stilted entertainers, other local food and craft stalls, a photographic exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, a Herring Hunt, face painting, henna tattoosand National Trust event-themed, free craft activities.
Normal admission charges apply.
Standard admission charges include all entertainment. 01237 431781
 

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DEVON EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2016
Annual Events
Tavistock Farmers Market. Pannier 01822 820360
Tavistock Town Hall. Contact 01822 617232. 
Ivybridge Farmers Market. 01803 861202
Please ring the phone number or contact a Devon Tourist Information Office for dates for the above events

04 December 2016

Clovelly Christmas Lights From 3.30pm
Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour, with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir. A hog roast, grog, mince pies follow and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit. At 5pm the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It’s a fantastic sight and there’s a grand finale of fireworks to finish off. In aid of the R.N.L.I. 01237 431781

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26 December 2016

Boxing Day Barbecue
Join us for our Boxing Day Barbecue on the quay at Clovelly, With FREE entrance into the village, why not have a walk on the estate then come along to the barbecue where there will be live music, mulled wine, and even a treasure hunt if you are up to it.
Free entrance all day 01237 431781

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Bideford First Wednesday 
Buckfastleigh Every Thursday 
Cullompton Second Saturday 
Crediton First Saturday 
Exeter Every Thursday
Kingsbridge First Saturday 
Killerton House Third Saturday (Mar - Oct)
Okehampton Third Saturday 
Ottery St Mary 1st Friday of each month on the Land of Canaan Park from 9.00am to 1.00pm
Plymouth
Second Saturday 
Totnes Good food Sunday Every Third Sunday of the Month
Market Square, Totnes

Local Markets

22nd June Bovey Tracey then every other weekend until December.01626 835998

ALL YEAR ROUND MARKETS

Bideford
Tuesday – Pannier and Cattle Markets
Wednesday – Seasonal Open Air Market
Saturday – Pannier Market

Great Torrington
Tuesday – General Market
Thursday – Pannier Market
Friday – Craft Market
Saturday – Collectors and Flea Market

Holsworthy
Wednesday – Open Air and Cattle Market

APRIL – DECEMBER
KINGSBRIDGE CRAFT MARKET
(Tuesday and Friday each week)

Sidmouth

Thursday market Sidmouth St Johns hall Blackmore drive Sidmouth every Thursday 9-4pm for tables contact Mark Wood on mobile 07592805349

 

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