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This issue is jam-packed with the best events, exhibitions, festivals and shows the city has to offer.

Our Food and Drink section takes a look at the history of Father's Day, plus what our local restaurants have to tempt us this season.

We preview Macbeth at The Barbican Theatre as well as this year Open Air Cinema at Plymouth Arts Centre. We also take a look at the career of Sarah Millican as well as offer up two tickets to see her Plymouth Pavilions show.

We also focus on Asian Cuisine, covering the many nations, tastes and ingredients that make up this massive continent. Finally, we preview National Vegetarian Week 2018 with some recipe ideas for you to try.

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Plymouth offers a vibrant calendar of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events, but in May, and throughout the following three months, the city comes alive with its 'Festival Season'.

We celebrate 20 years of the National Marine Aquarium, highlighting their dedication to the education and conservation of the marine environment.

Our 14 page guide to the festival season will make sure you don't miss a beat, giving you the lowdown of the best festivals, fayres and event around the region.

Whilst out and about enjoying the many festivals that the region has to offer, take time out to visit some of the unqiue exhibitions, events and talks laid on by our outstanding local attractions.

Our property section will take a look at a some of the latest property and home news that may have an affect on your household. We look at top tips to get your home noticed for sale, pricing your property correctly and how mortgage support relief may effect you.

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The Damned United Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & _ Rule the World_ and starring the winners from the BBC’s_ Let it Shine_, Five to Five. Times and prices vary, please see website for details.

1 – 5 May This House Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?

8 – 12 May The Damned United Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Down the stairs… Along the corridor… Round the corner… Into the dressing room… HIS dressing room. Time: 7.45pm Prices vary, please see website for details.

Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Times and Prices vary, please see website for details.

11 May Fastlove A Tribute To George Michael Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2018 as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. Time: 8.45pm Prices vary, please see website for details.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith. Plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties, including the irresistible Flawless. Time: 8pm Prices: £29.15 includes a 10% booking fee

18 May Dan and Phil World Tour Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories ... and surprises that will make you laugh, cry, cringe and puts the audience in control unlike anything before! Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details

6 May Bobby Davro: Davro Unleashed Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Following his sell-out visit to the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2015, Bobby Davro returns with his hilarious new show of music, impressions, comedy and audience participation. Age guidance: 15+ Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details 8 – 12 May Cirque Berserk Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Direct from the West End and showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details.

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12 – 13 May Plymouth Pirate Weekend The Barbican, Quay Square & Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon, The award-winning Plymouth Pirate Weekend returns to our shores on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018 for two days packed full of family fun. 15 – 26 May The Band Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com The Band is a new musical comedy about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband.

15 – 16 May Michael McIntyre Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour and this time he is going global!

19 May The Elvis World Tour Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com The World’s Greatest Elvis Show returns to PLYMOUTH! Don’t miss the ELVIS WORLD TOUR featuring SHAWN KLUSH & DEAN Z on stage together! Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details


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Sarah Millican 27 May That'll Be The Day Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. Time: 7pm Prices vary, please see website for details 29 May – 2 June Love from a Stranger Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems… Times and Prices vary, please see website for details. 2 – 3 June Sarah Millican Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy. Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details 4 – 9 June Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accidentprone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 11 – 16 June Thriller Live! Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 15 June Magic of Motown Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday. The unstoppable Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour that also honours the 50th anniversary of chart-topping single Reach Out I’ll Be There. Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details 18 – 23 June Titanic Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 26 – 30 June Summer Holiday Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com The hit iconic 1960s film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel-good musical of the year, bringing

music, laughter and fun to the stage as it becomes the happiest hit musical around. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 28 June Elvis Costello & The Imposters Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Following his acclaimed DeTour solo tours of 2015 and 2016, Elvis Costello returns with The Imposters for 10 unmissable UK & Ireland Dates this summer. Joined by backing vocalists Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, Elvis Costello and The Imposters (drummer Pete Thomas, keyboardist Steve Nieve and bassist Davey Faragher) will be performing songs from their incomparable back catalogue. With the release of the sublime 'You Shouldn't Look At Me that Way', written for the movie 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' late last year, Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details 4 July – 4 Aug Miss Saigon Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 5 July Kevin and Karen Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton are back in 2018 with a brand new show. Expect a sultry, hop-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It's a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details

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All Hail Macbeth! Barbican Theatre are excited to be bringing Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the Residence One Garden at Royal William Yard from 31 July – 11 August.

Macbeth will be the fourth production in their popular annual ’Bard in the Yard’ programme, running outdoors at the extraordinary Royal William Yard site, adjacent to Plymouth’s historic waterfront. This follows their three hugely successful previous summer productions A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), Romeo & Juliet (2016) and Twelfth Night (2017). The production is part of Barbican Theatre’s commitment to creating high quality, accessible work while supporting and developing local talent.

‘Something wicked this way comes’… Macbeth is a good man, a courageous war hero, respected and loyal. He recognises an opportunity for advancement, he is talented, ambitious....and his wife even more so. But what lengths will he go to secure his power and what will he do with this power?

Sheila Snellgrove, Chief Executive of Barbican Theatre says “This is a highly visual, energised and accessible re-telling of the classic Shakespeare play, using the extraordinary skills of local professional actors and emerging artists. We’re thrilled to be back in the garden at Royal William Yard for our fourth year”

This is a highly visual, energised and accessible re-telling of the classic Shakespeare play, using the extraordinary skills of local professional actors and emerging artists. Dates: 31 Jul, 1 - 3 Aug at 7pm 4 Aug 2pm & 7pm 5 Aug 2pm 7 – 10 Aug 7pm 11 Aug 2pm & 7pm

Set in a war torn country Macbeth is a powerful metaphor for our times. This is a breathtaking and bloody story of ambition, treachery, power and guilt.

The B-Bar will be on site with a selection of chilled alcoholic and soft drinks plus snacks and ice cream. We are also having discussions with Bistrot Pierre to offer hot food in the garden.

‘Macbeth will be the fourth production in their popular annual ’Bard in the Yard’ programme’

Tickets are on sale now priced £19 full, £17 concessions (inclusive of all booking fees).

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Book at barbicantheatre.co.uk, call 01752 267131 or at Barbican Theatre PL1 2NJ Barbican Theatre’s production of Macbeth is proudly sponsored by Plymouth Marjon University.

Also coming up this summer…

The Actor’s Wheel present Julius Caesar 26 May 7:30pm at Barbican Theatre

The Actor’s Wheel return with a contemporary and striking production of Shakespeare’s searing political thriller. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people take to the streets. But not all the voices of the city are raised in celebration. Fearing the rise of tyranny, what should the honourable citizen do? Tickets £12 / £10

The Actor’s Wheel present The Trial 9 June 7:30pm at Barbican Theatre

The Actor’s Wheel return with a visually striking production of Kafka’s infamous literary classic, painting a dark, kaleidoscopic, absurdist world, which questions our freedom, explores our paranoia, examines the human condition and challenges our perceptions of guilt. Berkoff’s visceral adaptation is brought to life by a dynamic and vibrant ensemble in this highly physical, and mind boggling production. Tickets £12 / £10

The Story of The Beach Boys

28 July 8pm at The Plymouth Athenaeum

Beach Boyz Tribute Band - performers of this extravaganza express - have built up an impressive following not only here in the UK but in Europe as well, delivering a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away! A truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. Tickets £20.


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Save the Dates for Plymouth Arts Centre’s Open Air Cinema 2018. Plymouth Arts Centre is putting together its biggest ever series of summer events! This much-loved feature on Plymouth’s summer calendar visits spectacular locations across the waterfront city for a programme of offsite events through July, August and September. With a mix of blockbusters, cult classics and good old sing-alongs, the films are carefully chosen to suit their location, and dressing up is encouraged!

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Films will be announced in June so keep an eye on the PAC website.

In 2017, audiences were thrilled by Jaws at Tinside, the city’s 1930s lido, and sang along to Grease at Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth’s county park by the sea.

The Royal William Yard is another favourite location, with three nights of film planned for September.This year will see an extended run at Tinside, with films showing over two weekends over the summer.

Immerse yourself in world class short films at Rebel Film Festival The Plymouth Film Festival returns for its fifth edition as part of the exciting new Rebel brand. Expect the usual eclectic mix of world-class short films, special feature screenings and inspiring Q&A’s. Before, between and after the screenings get set for some good old-fashioned camaraderie as we eat, drink and chat all things film as the festival beers flow.

Plymouth Arts Centre has been taking its cinema on tour each summer for a sell-out series of events since 2012.

Kicking off mid-morning on Saturday 2nd June, enjoy a warm welcome from the festival directors and Plymouth Arts Centre staff, before settling in for the first screening of the day. As day turns to night we'll head down to the Barbican. Make some new friends, talk film, network, or just dance your cares away, anything goes.

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We'll start our Sunday morning screening with a complimentary champagne brunch - and not too early you’ll be pleased to hear. The festival wraps up with the awards ceremony in the evening, a chance to toast the production teams and celebrate with your fellow film lovers. It’s sure to be an experience to remember for filmmakers and film fans alike! Sat 2 – Sun 3 June at Plymouth Arts Centre. Tickets available through the Plymouth Arts Centre website www.plymouthartscentre.org


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Valuation days hel discover the potenti of family heirloom

Curious to know what their family heirlooms an treasures were worth, several Devon owners w pleased they attended the recent valuation day Plymouth Auction Rooms. Rolex and diamond Richard Sheppard regularly joins auctioneer an valuer Paul Keen to provide free valuations bas their combined sixty years’ experience.

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Highest Grossing Auction for two years shows demand for Plymouth Lots at Plymouth Auction Rooms by Paul Keen of Plymouth Auction Rooms Auctioneer Paul Keen may have been shattered coming of the rostrum at 9.30pm last week but the exhaustion was well worth it after conducting one of his highest grossing jewellery, silver and watch auctions for two years. At a time when many auction rooms are sparse of bidders with many choosing to bid online, the Plymouth Auctin Rooms are finding their attendance going up considerably with standing room only at the sale last week. Demands were high and bidding fierce for fine diamond rings, rare Rolex watches and Chinese Export silver. It didn’t take long for the sale to hot up with an army of telephone bidders on standby the auctioneers expected some surprises. Bids came in from Asia, Europe and the US, successful bidders from Los Angeles, Amsterdam, London, Malaysia, Poland and China.

A collection of miniature continental silver objects were almost doll house size and comprised of all manner of household items, instruments and even a diminutive punch a Judy show. Collectors really liked them and the few hundred pond smite was ignited when the collection soared to well over £3,000, much to the surprise of many in the room. The very next lot was an American silver canteen of cutlery selling for £2,000, and then came the Chinese silver from the Burgoyne collection. This was keenly contested by some of the world’s leading collectors and dealers. The top price of £6,400 was achieved for the 1889 Chefoo Cup, followed by the 1909, Tsingtau Club silver tray at £2,000, the comport at £1,550 and the two cups and tea set at over £3,000 much to the delight of the family.

Demands were high and bidding fierce for fine diamond rings, rare Rolex watches and Chinese Export silver.

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A collection of Victorian silver and enamelled cigarette and other boxes were also recently appraised. They had been collected locally for and the owners instinct of buying quality examp proved worthwhile with the collection raising ov £3,000. Notable results included the a Victorian enamelled silver vesta with horse and carriage at £580 and another similar one depicting a ch study of a horse and dog selling for £480 (abov

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Where will the money you raise in sponsorship go? At St Luke’s we provide specialist end of life care for over 3,400 people each year across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We have a community nursing team that travels throughout the region, caring for people in their own homes; a hospital team that ensures patients admitted to Derriford Hospital receive expert advice and our specialist unit where patients stay with us for bespoke pain relief. With only part funding from the government, we rely heavily on the support of our local community to raise the £4 million a year it takes to help the people in desperate need of our services. Choosing to walk this year’s Neon Midnight Walk is your chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. By getting your friends and family to sponsor you, you will be raising money to help us continue to deliver this vital care in your local community.

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Control Enthusiast

Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her debut solo show, Sarah Millican's Not Nice, Sarah has firmly established herself as a household name, having been nominated three times for The British Comedy Awards People's Choice: Queen of Comedy and winning the award in 2011.

Her fifth tour, Control Enthusiast will mark ten years since Sarah established herself as one of the leading lights of the British Comedy. In the subsequent years, Sarah has gone on to host three series of her critically acclaimed BBC2 series The Sarah Millican Television Programme, for which she received two BAFTA nominations and has become a familiar face on primetime shows such as QI, Live at the Apollo and The Royal Variety Performance. Sarah Millican isn’t a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

'Funny and honest. Sometimes too honest. Like your nan when she's drunk at Christmas.' Ricky Gervais

Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. “The comic laureate of unglamorous-butglorious womanhood” – The Guardian “This is why she is one of the most successful comedians in the country” – The Times In October 2017 she released her first book, How To Be Champion, which is part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman. Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a commonor-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post divorce. If you've ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny's, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is YOUR BOOK. If you haven't done those things but wish you had, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. 'The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I've ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!' Dawn French

You can see Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast at Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 2nd and Sundat 3rd June, 8pm. For more details, visit the website: www.plymouthpavilions.com

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food and drink Unrivalled views make The Corinthian the perfect venue for any occasion

Situated on the edge of Plymouth’s famous waterfront, drenched in history, an iconic figure of Plymouth Hoe is The Corinthian.

The origins of Father's Day There is a school of thought that believes Father's Day is a relatively recent concept, conceived to compliment the already popular Mother's Day and celebrate the paternal side of parenting. It may, therefore, surprise you to know that scholars believe the earliest Father's Day message came from a young boy called Elmesu, who lived 4000 years ago in Babylon (modern day Iraq), and carved a message on a card , out of clay, wishing his Babylonian father good health and a long life. Father's Day remained an annual appreciation in several countries all over the world but only became popular in Western culture during the early twentieth century. Although there are numerous potential 'founders' of Father's Day in Western society, one persons efforts stand out above all others. Born in Arkansas, but raised just outside of Spokane, Washinton, Sonna Smart Dood had seen the success obtained by Anna Jarvis, promoting Mother's Day in the US, and took it on herself to make sure fathers were honoured throughout the nation.

The first Father's Day celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910 and although it didn't have much success initially it was on her return from College in the early 1930's that Dodd started to raise awareness of the day on a national level. Having gained the necessary support from trade groups that may benefit from the celebration (tie manufacturers, tobacconists etc..) and from 1938, the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion, Father's Day celebrations became more widespread. Despite her best efforts, Fathers Day still hadn't been embraced by the American public. Many took a cynical view that, like Mother's Day, it was a synthetic celebration solely for the purposes of commercial industries to make more money. Despite presidential backing, it wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.

Although there are numerous potential 'founders' of Father's Day in Western society, one persons efforts stand out above all others. Dodd's own father, William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran and a single parent who reared his six children after his wife died in child birth. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honouring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors hadn't enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

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Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. It was soon after that Father's Day was adopted by the UK, although not a national holiday, many of us take the opportunity to treat our 'Dad's' in the form of gifts, meals or just a relaxing day.

With unrivalled views of Mount batten, Jennycliffe, Drake Island, Mount Edgecombe and much more we are the perfect seaside location. Add to this our panoramic ocean views and you will feel as though you are dining on the sea itself! Our restaurant menus can be found on our website www.thecorinthian.co.uk , there is no need to book as we are always happy to see you, however it is advised through those pesky busy periods. The Corinthian Restaurant offers a delicious summer snack menu, with a choice of 3 course , if you are hungry, and is open from 10 am - 5pm (Monday – Saturday) and a Carvery from 12pm 3.30pm on Sunday's to be enjoyed along with the panoramic waterside views. The Chefs prepare a range of scones for you to choose from for an afternoon tea. However, what is the perfect meal without something to wash it all down with? No worries, here at The Corinthian we have a fully licensed and stocked bar to take care of you. You can keep local with our fantastic ales or travel the around the world through our extensive wine list. Or you could always add in a cheeky cocktail or get the bubbles following with a pop of Champagne. Our terrace is a lovely sun trap where you can enjoy the lovely view, hot or cold drink, well behaved dogs are welcome. It is also the perfect place to spoil Dad on Father's Day and our special three course carvery for just £ 25.00 per person. The club is also the perfect place to watch this years British Fireworks Championships. The views from our boat yard are truly amazing, hosted in a large marquee with bar, entertainment and food you couldn't ask for better. A friendly, relaxed vibe on a magical night that lights up the sky, Boatyard: £20.00 pp per night (General Public) £16.00 pp per night (Members) includes: Hog Roast and all the trimmings, Salad bar, Entertainment, Pay per drink bar The boat park is not suitable for those with mobility issues. Booking Essential - Phone 01752 664327 For more information on hiring our facilities please email: club@rpcyc.com. Visit our website: www.thecorinthian.co.uk for events and offers, you can even ‘LIKE’ us on facebook. (facebook.com/RPCYC).


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The Moorland Garden Hotel Showcasing the best of the West Country

Located in the Tamar Valley at the gateway to Dartmoor National Park and just a short distance from the bountiful coast at Plymouth, the Moorland Garden Hotel is ideally placed to showcase the best of the region’s ‘surf and turf’ produce.

The Dartmoor Bar and Lounge is a great option for catching up over coffee and cake or dining with four-legged friends. Here locals and guests can enjoy a less formal setting for lunch and dinner, or just meet for a beverage at this convenient stop just outside Plymouth. The Moorland Garden Hotel has a special Afternoon Tea, which from April 2018 will be accompanied by beautiful loose leaf tea. Afternoon Tea is available daily and needs to be pre-booked with 3 hours’ notice.

With the Hairy Dieters' trademark of knock-out flavours and hearty ingredients, these recipes will become your kitchen regulars. They are all easy on time, washing up, shopping and your waistline!

Looking to thank Dad for all he does? Why not treat him to Sunday Lunch this Father’s Day. 3 courses and coffee at £24.95 per adult and £15 per child. This July, spend an evening under the stars watching the Old Herbaceous theatre production, as Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendry Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world. Tickets at £10 per adult, pre-payable at time of booking or £12 on the gate. Keep your eyes open for Autumn and Winter events, including the Quest themed afternoon tea in November!

This Summer the Hotel offers plentiful excuses to make a trip to this haven. In June, why not head to the Hotel for the next popular themed afternoon tea… Pirates! For adults and suitable for children this is an ‘oarsome’ way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Adults at £22, children at £14, tickets prepayable at time of booking.

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by The Hairy Bikers Publisher: Seven Dials RRP: £11.55 (Paperback)

Losing weight is hard enough, so Si and Dave have written a fantastic collection of low cal recipes that make it easier than ever to stick to and enjoy a healthier diet.

The Head Chef and his team work with South West producers to deliver a seasonal menu that encapsulates the best of the West Country, with a focus on letting the ingredients speak for themselves. The Wildflower Restaurant is a great place to enjoy every meal of the day. It looks out over the Hotel’s 9 acres of grounds and the terrace, which is a beautifully sunny place to enjoy a glass of your chosen tipple as the sun sets.

The Wildflower Restaurant is a great place to enjoy every meal of the day. It looks out over the Hotel’s 9 acres of grounds and the terrace, which is a beautifully sunny place to enjoy a glass of your chosen tipple as the sun sets.

The Hairy Dieters Make It Easy: Lose weight and keep it off the easy way

Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6DA 01822 852245 www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk

Fast Cakes: Easy bakes in minutes by Mary Berry Publisher: Headline Home RRP: £17.68 (Hardback)

Fast Cakes is an unmissable, definitive new baking book from Mary Berry. Mary has incorporated her 'all-in-one' method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included small bake variations for fruit cakes, which traditionally take a long time in the oven, so you can make one even when you are pushed for time.


The AA Rosette award-winning Wildflower Restaurant, at The Moorland Garden Hotel, offers diners a tranquil, relaxing dining experience with ever-changing views of the moorland garden and lawns. Serving traditional British cuisine, with a twist, and using locally sourced produce, the seasonal menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list, that will suit all palates. As summer approaches, there is no finer place to sip a glass of wine on the terrace or dine al fresco.

The perfect summer dining experience

Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6DA t: 01822 852245 @themoorlandgardenhotel

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Labelled with love by Stephen Barrett Of late I have been tasting many wines from throughout the world. As I write I am off to another tasting in London with a probability of around 120 wines to taste. This spurned me to think a little outside the box and look at current trend in wine and how they are presented on the shelves. Tradition is and always will be with us so wine labelling would always follow that. The classic heraldic orientated wine labels of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Germany and Spain are something we are familiar with especially with the finer wines they elaborate. It is probably inconceivable that the great wines of the regions will ever change as they set the standard of presentation many years before. But with the wine market changing at a rate of knots the newer perhaps brighter labels are now out there vying for your attention. So the obviously “out there” labels have become the new kids on the block just like their contemporaries of previous centuries. The first real change in wine labels in the 1970’s came via George Duboeuf the great wine impresario from Beaujolais. Overnight he created the “flower label” and plonked it on all of his young Beaujolais’ it was an instant success with first the restaurant trade and latterly the high street chains. Placed in the centre of the aisle they were unmissable to the eye therefore a quick swipe off the shelves saw these wines into the trolley before you could whip the cork out of the bottle!

In the past week a couple of these stylised labelled wines have landed on my tasting table showing a pair of funky Tango dancers in true Argentinian pose.

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Experience award-winning Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall after-hours. Enjoy full use of the swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool (with outdoor swim through) and soothing heat experiences. Once fully rested and relaxed, get ready for a tasty three-course dinner at the Mayflower Brasserie. The Mayflower launched in December 2017 and offers an informal yet equally delicious alternative to Boringdon’s fine dining Gallery Restaurant.

The words Malbec and Pinot Grigio are pasted on the front of the label without too much intrusion to the dancers so harmoniously fit the package. If you care to read the back label the current and legal stuff is all there. But who reads back labels when the front is all you need? Next the price. If it's in your price bracket it pops into your trolley! So what about these wines with fancy, dancy labels are they what you wish? The Pinot Grigio is a fresh pear scented wine with a delicate citrus finish. A good casual light wine that is a fave with many. Malbec can come in many different guises but this one follows the light touch similar to what the Pinot Grigio has to offer. Easy sipping with a light Cherry scent and a brambly mid palate note. Both very sound wines and at £7 a bottle from Sainsbury's under the Comuna labeI I am sure they will fit the bill.

The dining space offers fresh, seasonal cuisine in relaxed, contemporary surroundings - the brasserie has a modern feel yet maintains the feeling of history, charm and elegance of the manor house. The oak flooring, beautiful fabrics and contemporary seating creates a warm, welcoming ambience with a stylish blend of the old and new. Twilight & Dine £50 per person | 6.30pm – 9.30pm | Booking is essential, limited spaces available each day.

He then applied it as a screen print to his emonymous Beaujolais Nouveau the young wine of the vintage released each third Thursday in November for instant satisfaction! As I see it these eye catching colourful labels also have another role to entice the potential customer to experiment and taste something different! Take the two current high street favourites Malbec for the reds and Pinot Grigio for the whites. With the more colourful the label the better chance Malbec and Pinot Grigio have ending up on your kitchen table. It also helps that they are easily pronounced!

TWILIGHT & DINE AT BORINGDON

Stephen Barrett is a Wine, Food and Travel writer based in Plymouth. Stephen welcomes correspondence via his website www.stephenbarrett.com Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Twitter and Instagram @BistroWineMan

To book call 01752 344455 or head to www.boringdonhall.co.uk for more details.


TWILIGHT & DINE Experience Gaia Spa’s facilities after-hours which include swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and heat experiences followed by a three-course dinner at Boringdon’s Mayflower Brasserie. 6.30pm - 9.30pm. To book call our team on 01752 344455

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Gaia Spa Boringdon, Plymouth, PL7 4DP gaiaboringdon.co.uk / 01752 344455


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One of Head Chef, Daryl Sharpe's creations

Stunning views across the estuary

The Orestone Manor Hotel

Award-winning food

review by Stephen Barrett

In the Westcountry there are many terrific boutique or country house hotels that are run by passionate and expert patrons, none finer than the family-run Orestone Manor Hotel in Maidencombe on the glorious English Riviera that sports luxurious accommodation and 2 rosettes for fine dining from the AA. This is a gem of a place hidden from the main road meandering between Shaldon and Torquay nestling in a winding copse of ancient trees and walkways pointing to the hidden coves below. On parking my car and taking in the sea air I realised that this is an amazing spot for bird watching as I counted six species in as many minutes. Indeed I discovered just a few minutes walk from the hotel the excellent RSPB site at Labrador Bay. This is the home of the Cirl

The scene is set for a relaxing couple of days with a welcome of assuring professionalism from all the staff in all departments. Eager to please with taste and style was evident.

The garden and south facing rooms at Orestone Manor also allow great views sweeping over the trees to the vast Lyme Bay sound to the South and South East.

Orestone Manor is owned by a family of caterers, some might say chefs as the easy-going “nod” to great menus throughout the range is its hallmark with Chef Darryl Sharpe at the helm.

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The Orestone Manor Hotel

Bunting that nests here and is thriving. I also observed a fluttering Sparrow Hawk, Buzzard and numerous small birds with an abundance of Gulls cruising on the thermals above the tree line.

Open to non – residents it’s a haven for producing the simple things very well – Sunday Lunch for example is a renowned event packing the restaurant every week with a modern or “Orestone” twist on the great Sunday Lunch classic. I was (as you might expect) eager to investigate the newly re-shaped Wine List so it was off to the bar I ventured meeting Craig to sip my way through samples of excellent wines purchased after extensive tasting from many different Wine Merchants.


Exquisite rooms

Stunning gardens

The Garden Suite

Beach at Maidencombe

Strolling between the two beaches either side of the peninsular that is Teignmouth, overlooking Shaldon’s quietly understated style offers the visitor real quality in and around this great estuary.

Haunch were my supper fancy with spot-on glasses of wine to match both courses.

Glasses of Picpoul de Pinet, Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve and several v tasty Reds from the Rhone and the South of France vie for notation with Sharpham Blanc and great Champagnes dispensed with knowledgeable ease. Cocktails are also a great addition to the new bar with the usual suspects available at any time. Creating a “Brunelli” Gin – based Martini in honour of one of the hotels great visitors Isambard Kingdom Brunel with Plymouth Gin and Tio Pepe (slinging the drinks that would have been in the bar during his time) seemed the sort of fun thing that the Orestone can execute with ease! My room, the Horsley Suite, was a south facing, four-poster bedded comfort zone of real quality overlooking the great Coves that make up the walks and explorations of the sweeping fields between Shaldon and Torquay. It a mesmerising view that captures the sunrise with deft piercing into the room.

Breakfast is a garden room experience that starts the day with calm styling offering both buffet and traditional dishes to start the day.

After a peaceful night’s sleep my stay was coming to an end so one final stroll around the gardens, viewing the newly created Coach House (two duplex suites – next time I hope!) nestling in the shadow of the main house looking fine with the east sun’s shafts of light creating Spring’s promise of a new season.

Thanks to Neil and Catherine D’Allen and their great staff for hosting my visit. www.orestonemanor.com

Eager to experience the locality I headed toward Shaldon a few miles to the East where I parked my car and jumped on the historic ferry to Teignmouth. Strolling between the two beaches either side of the peninsular that is Teignmouth, overlooking Shaldon’s quietly understated style offers the visitor real quality in and around this great estuary. Heading back to the hotel I then headed for the local pub down Steep Lane to the Thatched Tavern where tradition is married to modern pub food and just 270m from the beach at Maidencombe Cove. So there’s plenty to find in and around this great hamlet. Supper is a highlight at Orestone Manor with a brilliant combination of a fixed price plus ala carte menus that are easily mixed. Hake and Venison

Stephen Barrett is a Wine, Food and Travel Writer based in Plymouth. Stephen welcomes correspondence via his website www.stephenbarrett.com Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Twitter and Instagram #BistroWineMan

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For a taste of the States, Mr Pretzels offers an array of different flavours from cheese to vanilla pretzels, or why not try one of 16 delicious doughnuts flavours from Krispy Kreme, including Strawberries & Kreme, Chocolate Dreamcake and Glazed Raspberry. Café Revive at M&S offers drinks and snacks in store for the weary bargain hunter or pop in for a hand crafted whole bean barista coffee or refreshing loose leaf Twinning’s tea at the Eighty Two Coffee Company. And for those on a health kick American Fruity serves an imaginative selection of mouthwatering juice concoctions alongside homemade, healthy food using organic ingredients.

Drake Circus offers everything from a quick bite to a three course meal. Alternatively shoppers can prop up the Fuel Juice Bar with its delicious fresh fruit smoothies and juices bursting with goodness so shoppers can “live life to the fuel”. Yo! Sushi

CUTTING EDGE FASHION AND FINE DINING AT REGION’S PREMIER SHOPPING DESTINATION Hunting for the latest designs can be hungry work but with great offers, tempting menus and delicious treats there’s more to just shopping at Plymouth’s Drake Circus. With 13 great restaurants and cafes to choose from, visitors are spoilt for choice with a huge range of tasty fare, from sumptuous sushi to healthy fruit smoothies, cream-filled doughnuts to reviving roasted coffee. High Street favourites including Next, Jack Wills, Lush, River Island, Smiggle and Primark help make up more than 70 outlets at the West Country’s most popular shopping destination. And with so many great eateries open during the day and evening, all under one roof, Drake Circus offers everything from a quick bite to a three course meal.

For lighter bites during the day there are great cafes and lunchtime specialists including Starbucks with its brand of speciality coffee and tempting sandwiches and pastries, Spudulike with its ready-baked potatoes and vast selection of fillings and Burger King offering great value for money. There’s Costa offering a little taste of Italy and Café Curva serving everything from full English breakfasts to homemade soups, sandwiches and baguettes.

Restaurants Bill's and YO! Sushi are both open late with a huge range of dishes to suite everyone from burgers to wonderfully prepared fish and rice dishes. Every Monday diners can enjoy 45 of YO! Sushi’s favourite dishes for just £2.90 each on the special Blue Monday menu, from classic rolls and sashimi to hot new dishes like Takoyaki octopus balls or Spicy Pepper Squid – with plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes too. New arrival Bill's has an enticing range of childfriendly meals, as well as more sophisticated dishes like oven roasted ginger and sesame cauliflower steaks and braised lamb shank, washed down with an ice cold pint of beer or a mouth-watering cocktail. As the Easter break approaches the children’s menu at Bill’s, loved for its rustic and relaxed dining, includes kids’ favourites like Cumberland sausages with creamy mashed potatoes, peas and gravy to lighter bites like beans on toast, fish finger sandwiches and delicious buttermilk pancakes.

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Bill's

Drake Circus Centre Director Greg Lumley said: “Bargain hunting can be hungry work but thankfully we have a huge range of food outlets to suit every taste bud. “From the health conscious to the starving hungry we offer everything from organic fruit juices to a leisurely three course meal. “With influences from all over the world people can enjoy burgers, baguettes, doughnuts and sandwiches or they can tuck into pasta, mezze or sushi. The options are endless, although it might be worth trying prospective new purchases on before tucking in!” The centre offers a flat £4 parking fee after 4pm, right up until it closes at midnight, giving shoppers the chance to make a real night – and meal - of it.


AWARDED 2 AA ROSETTES FOR CULINARY EXCELLENCE

Dine at the Duke

SET IN THE HEART OF PLYMOUTH, THE DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL IS BRIMMING WITH VICTORIAN GOTHIC CHARACTER

DINE

With two AA rosettes, the Duke’s restaurant is one of the places to dine in the city. Savour classic dishes with an adventurous twist, beautifully presented by our talented chefs, in an impressive chandelier-adorned restaurant. For a more informal dining experience, our stylish lounge is the ideal choice. Here, you can enjoy a light lunch or meet for a drink with friends before a night out in Plymouth.

TEA AT THE TOP

Spend an enchanting afternoon in the Duke’s iconic tower for Tea at the Top. This luxury treat gives two people access to the hotel’s exclusive tower suite, with sensational 360-degree views over the sea, Dartmoor and the bustle of Britain’s Ocean City. Champagne is served by your own private butler, along with a classic afternoon tea that includes delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. Tea at the Top costs £80 for two people and must be booked in advance on a Wednesday or Sunday from April to September. Availability is limited so early booking is essential.

PRE-SHOW SUPPERS

What better way to spend an evening than watching a fabulous show at Plymouth Pavilions with great company. To really make this a night out to remember, head to the Duke first for a delicious two-course meal in our stunning restaurant for just £15.95 per person, before taking a leisurely stroll over the road to the Pavilions. Tables are bookable between 5.00pm and 7.00pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal before the show starts at 7.30pm. To find out more visit www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk or call us on 01752 275850.

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Images: Toby Lowe Photography, Richard Downer Photography, Artography

Images: Charlotte Atkinson Art, Toby Lowe Photography, Richard Downer Photography, Artography

www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk


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Outstanding local produce

MEET NICholas REED Focused on perfect presentation

Head Chef Nicholas Reed

Focused on perfect presentation

Following five years of dedication at the Duke, Nicholas Reed was recently promoted to the hotel's new Head Chef. Having played a key part in the hotel's recent award of a second AA Rosette for its fine dining, Nick brings passion and creativity to his new role. Nick’s drive ensures that the Restaurant remains fresh and inviting for returning guests and residents alike, often taking an adventurous twist on dishes. Here, Nick talks about his career so far, his influecnces as well as his exciting plans for the Duke. Congratulations on your new role as Head Chef at The Duke of Cornwall. For those who aren’t aware of your background, can you tell us a little about your career so far. When I turned 18 in 2010, I started my career by studying at City College Plymouth. I studied BTEC Food and Beverage Service level 1, followed by Professional Cookery level 3. Shortly after completion of my studies, I began working at the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms on the Barbican, before joining the team at The Duke. I worked my way up through various roles, starting as Commis Chef and was then promoted to Head Chef several years later. Having gained hands on experience in each role, I feel this has equipped me to manage the team confidently.

the Two AA Rosette offering in the Restaurant provides a great deal of diversity and keeps the role interesting. How did you feel when you were offered the position? I was excited to be given the opportunity to head up the kitchen team, and to make my mark by implementing new menus and fresh ideas. Although I knew this would be a challenge, having worked at the hotel for five years, I felt the time was right to take the next step and further my career. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at the hotel so far and look forward to seeing what the future brings.

What attracted you to the role at the Hotel?

How would you describe your style of cooking?

I have always wanted to work in a large kitchen where I could really develop my skills alongside a talented team of Chefs. The hotel caters for a wide variety of functions and events with everything from weddings, charity balls, proms and large conferences. This combined with

I enjoy cooking classic dishes and traditional British food, using the very best local ingredients. I like to ensure that the Restaurant remains fresh and inviting for returning local guests and residents alike, often adding a unique twist on dishes.

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How fortunate are we to have such amazing produce on our doorstep? Extremely! We work very closely with local suppliers and make the most of a fantastic range of locally sourced ingredients. We have a great relationship with our suppliers and make regular visits, enabling the team to see where the produce comes from and providing us with inspiration for new dishes. What can we expect to see on the menu at The Duke of Cornwall this summer? I have some exciting new dishes planned for the coming months, but here are just a couple of my favourites. The first is Poached Rhubarb with Set Vanilla Custard, Honey Granola and Stem Ginger Ice Cream. The second dish is Roasted Lamb Rump with Spiced Aubergine Puree, Minted Feta Fritters and Tomato Relish. I hope that these will be enjoyed by those visiting our Restaurant! For the last three years, we have offered Champagne Tea at the Top in our Tower and each year I have enjoyed creating a new menu.


West Country Beef Fillet

New exciting dishes

Luxurious Two AA Rosette surroundings

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Here are just some of the items that guests can look forward to for the coming season: An Atlantic Prawn, Crab and Marie Rose Sandwich, Ham Hock and Piccalilli Crostini, Plum and Amaretti Fool and of course freshly baked Scones with Jam and Cream. Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date? I take a lot of inspiration from British Chefs – I don’t tend to watch cooking shows on TV, but do enjoy reading cook books and researching online. I am influenced by Chefs such as Marcus Wareing, Michel Roux and Simon Holstone. I am also inspired by my team on a daily basis, we all share ideas and come up with new dishes together. As a relatively small team, we are able to work closely together and can bounce ideas off one another. What are your first memories of food and has that influenced your style throughout your career?

I have always had an interest in food, even from a young age. I realised it was a career I wanted to pursue whilst visiting a Michelin star restaurant in France when I was 13. The food was amazing and like nothing I had ever tasted before – I loved the fresh ingredients, and the variety of flavours. Looking back, I have fond memories of spending time with my family and enjoying meals abroad with fantastic fresh food and locally sourced fish and vegetables. I wanted to be able to create that dining experience for others, and to inspire people to try different dishes.

Braised Short Rib, Suet Pudding, Caramelised Onion and Cavolo Nero. This has been particularly popular with our guests and we have had great feedback! What exciting plans do you have for the restaurant and for the rest of the year? We will continue to work hard and maintain the current high standard. It is my long-term ambition for the Restaurant to be known as the place to go in Plymouth for fantastic food and a fine dining experience, as well as the perfect venue for special occasions. If you haven’t dined with us, then we hope we have tempted you. Our Restaurant is open seven days a week from 7pm.Visit the website to view a sample menu and remember we have beautiful function rooms available for private hire for special occasions. Our team look forward to welcoming you.

What is your food hell and food heaven? Heaven – I love Seafood so possibly Oysters, Mussels and Langoustines. We are privileged to live near the sea and have access to wonderful fresh ingredients. Hell – Tinned Hot Dogs Do you have a favourite Restaurant dish? My favourite dish on the Restaurant menu currently is Prime West Country Beef Fillet with

Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3LG Phone: 01752 275850 www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk

Images courtesy of Richard Downer Photography, Cornerstone Vision and Sound View Media

I have fond memories of spending time with my family and enjoying meals abroad with fantastic fresh food and locally sourced fish and vegetables. I wanted to be able to create that dining experience for others, and to inspire people to try different dishes.

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eat-drink-party There is something for everyone...at Zuzimo! Located on the famous Plymouth Barbican, a short walk for the city centre and next to Sutton Harbour, Zuzimo! offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to perfectly compliment the fresh, local & homemade dishes that are cooked with passion, by chefs, in styles from around the world.

Gordon Ramsay With the restaurant able to accomodate up to 80 people at a time, Zuzimo! is perfect for a Ultimate Fit Food celebratory party or an intimate meal for two. by Gordon Ramsey

Summer at The Ship

We now have our fresh and exciting new menu in full swing and the reception has been fantastic. With an impressive and good value menu of fresh dishes, many inspired by and sourced from the local sea and countryside, The Ship provides an ideal destination at any time of the year. All dishes are prepared to order and the menu is supplemented by an ever-changing specials board. There’s nothing better than joining us in our beautiful harbourside seating area whilst trying out some of our amazing new dishes!

New Brewer & Bean Now Open In Plymouth!

There’s nothing better than joining us in our beautiful harbourside seating area On Friday 17th November 2017, the very first whilst trying outcoffee some our standalone Brewer & Bean shopof opened its doors next to The Ship Inn on Plymouth’s amazing new dishes! Barbican, managed by Plymouth local Kate

Nayler and friendly team. We cater forher small or large group bookings in the upstairs restaurant, taking parties of up Boasting uniquely blended brews of a nonto 75 guests…. perfect for office meetings, alcoholic nature, the ever-growing popularity of christenings, weddings and birthdays and the Brewer Bean brand led to the launch of mothers and&toddlers day groups! Please this standalone shop door to St Austell contact us and we will next be happy to the discuss your Brewery owned pub. requirements.

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Visit us today for top quality service and a freshly ground Brewer & Bean coffee, made with care by our trained baristas.

Depending on the occasion you can choose to eat in the Bar, peaking out at the breath taking harbour outside, Al fresco under the Giant jumbrella’s or alternatively try the informal comfort of the restaurant area, you can expect a warm welcome from all at “The Ship”.

And don’t forget about our next door little gem, Brewer & Bean Plymouth, offering quality service and freshly ground Brewer & Bean coffee, made with care by our trained baristas.

Having just celebrated of business, Publisher: Hodder 4&years Stoughton owners Mo and Zuzi Vassif, have created the RRP: £ 22.00 (hardcover)

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Although specialising in Persian, North African and Southern Mediterranean cusines, the multinational mix of chefs can create dishes from all over the world, making Zuzimo! unique. Zuzimo! offers something for everyone, from their 'Tapas Tasting Menu', which is perfect for couples or for parties of 8 or more to a free bottle of house wine on a Wednesday for groups of 4 or more, when visiting the Plymouth Arts Centre and Theatre Royal. Zuzimo! also offers 'Tapas Thursday' which comprises of a sellection of 3 tapas of your choice long with a small glass of wine for just £ 9.95. Please see the website for more details and offers.

The Fat-Loss Plan by Joe Wicks Publisher: Bluebird RRP: £ 8.49 (hardcover)

Inside the book is a combination of reduced carb, post workout and snacks and sweet treat recipes – all incredibly tasty and easy to make in 15 minutes flat. For more information and to book please call For more information on menus, pricing and 01752 667604 or visit opening go to www.brewerandbean.co.uk or www.theshipplymouth.co.uk follow #brewerandbean.

Thanks to sample weekly plans and ingredients lists, Joe makes it simple for you to prep like a boss and eat well every day of the week.


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Locals from around the world....

ZUZiMO! is a restaurant and tapas bar located close to the city centre, Barbican & just a short walk from Plymouth Drake Circus shopping mall right next to Sutton Harbour. Come in and relax with fresh, local, homemade dishes cooked by our chefs in styles from around the world. We are open all day, every day and offer an excellent choice of menu from; Tapas to Steaks, Pastas to Tagines, you will find something to suit all palates and appetities. We can accomodate up to 80 people at a time, ideal for any celebration!

Open lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday - Sunday. Weekday lunch offer 2 courses: £11.95 Weekday dinner offer 2 courses: £14.95

Book for Father's Day reservations now being taken! Call 01752 651 300 for more details or see zuzimo.co.uk

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Tuesday 17:00-Late - Tapas Tuesday Wednesday 11:00-15 /17:00 till Late - Book a table for 4 or more for a bottle Thursday 11:00-15/ 17:00 till Late - 3 Tapas & a glass for £9.95 Friday 11:00-15/ 17:00 till Late - 2 courses of fish for £14 Saturday 11:00-15/ 17:00 till Late ,Sunday 11:00-15/ 17:00 till Late Closed Monday - Remember we can open for a table of 10 or more...

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Do Your Bit to reduce single use plastics and support the National Marine Aquarium

Launched on the 6th April 2018 the One Plymouth Cup aims to reduce single use plastics whilst supporting the National Marine Aquarium. #DoingMyBit

The single use throwaway How the 'One Plymouth Cup' will help #DoingMyBit plastic problem... We are all aware of the extortionate amount of single use plastic materials ending up in landfill, our oceans or on our streets every day, now it’s time to take action! UK consumers are the second biggest users per person of single-use drinks cups, straws, food containers & wet wipes and it’s nothing to be proud of. 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away every year in the UK and only 1 cup in every 400 gets recycled. Although the disposable coffee cups are mostly made out of paper, the inside lining of the cup which makes it waterproof is in fact plastic, polythene to be precise. The tight bonding of the paper and plastic lining, along with the “paper” cup being contaminated with drink means that they cannot be accepted paper mills. The cardboard ring also rarely gets recycled.

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We are not trying to demonise plastic, rather promote more multi-use solutions to try and educate and in effect reduce landfill. Plymouth based Redrok and a community network ‘One Plymouth’ have joined forces to bring you the ‘One Plymouth Cup’! The cups will be available to buy from a variety of local cafes and businesses soon. Each purchase includes a 25p charitable donation to National Marine Aquarium to help fund their vital research projects and their marine conservation agenda. A full list of businesses supporting the cause will be posted on this website and mentioned on the One Plymouth social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - Microwave safe! You can grab a coffee “on the go” on your way to work, then wash it and use to heat up your soup at lunchtime.

- No ordinary cup, it’s a bonus cup that gets better over time with more discounts & offers at local businesses. Some cups will have “Golden ticket” prizes to be won such as day trips, entry tickets, meal vouchers and more. It’s like a “kinder egg” for grownups! - Dishwasher safe and BPA free - Extremely durable, long-life product which is designed to last - Thermal mug to keep your hot drinks warm or cold drinks cool - Light weight, unlike ceramic cups, which makes it even easier to carry around in your bag - Manufactured in the UK and part of a locally promoted scheme supporting a Plymouth charity, the National Marine Aquarium. - Screw top lid making it a lot more spill proof and long lasting - Just pass it to your barista next time you order your hot drink - Follow the dedicated Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/oneplymouthcup - Keep an eye out for special discounts when using your ‘One Plymouth Cup’ cup at participating cafes. #DoingMyBit


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Tastes of Asia


To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven. Ancient Chinese proverb Asia is the largest continent in the world, and is made up of hundreds of different regions, countries, and subcultures. Therefore the term Asian food is often considered to be too broad by most culinary experts and is often broken down into the following regions: East Asian, Western Asia, South East and finally, Southern Asia. We will take a look at each of these areas, the countries who make up these regions and the ingredients, flavours and influences that help shape it.

Western Asia:

(Arabian Peninsular, Iranian/Persian, Turkish and Israeli)

Arabian Peninsular

Situated North East of Africa and on the Arabian plate, the Arabian Peninsular is the largest in the world and consists of Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, plus parts of Jordan and Iraq. As you can imagine, the cuisine is rich and varied. Seafood plays a significant part in the diet of this vast region, usually eaten with rice. Historically, the area would have originally relied on a diet of dates, wheat, barley, rice and meat, with little variety, and with a heavy emphasis on yogurt products. The influence of the Romans, Persians, and laterly the Ottomans brought the Arabs a much more varied diet and as with most Asian countries, the culinary heritage can find its root in either Persian, Indian, or Chinese cuisine. It will come as no surprise, therefore, that the cuisine today incorporates Persian, Indian, Lebanese and Chinese cooking styles. Dishes are heavily dosed with spices, from hot sauces to every variety of pepper, to tea.

Iranian/Persian

Iranian cuisine has recently become extremely popular in multicultural cities such as London, Los Angeles, Toronto etc. Influenced by neighbouring regions such Caucasian cuisine, Turkish, Levantine, Greek, Central Asian, and Russian cuisine, you will see combinations of rice dishes with meat (such as lamb, chicken, or fish), vegetables (such as onions and various herbs), and nuts. In fact, there are many varieties of rice in Iranian cuisine including gerde, domsia, champa, doodi (smoked rice), Lenjan (from Lenjan County), Tarom (from Tarom County), anbarbu, and others.

When talking about cuisines from around the world, there is none that encompasses such a vast area, with so many varied ingredients, flavours and national influences as Asian cusine.

As with its neighbouring countries, Iranian cuisine relies heavily on spices such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley and are mixed and used in some special dishes.

Turkish

Largely based around the Ottoman cuisine, Turkish food can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and

Balkan cuisines. As with other national cuisines, the ingredients used in Turkish dishes depend on the region in which you are in. The Black Sea Region uses fish extensively, especially the Black Sea anchovy (hamsi) and includes maize dishes. Kebabs, mezes and dough-based desserts are typically found in the South East, while in the West, the abundance of olive trees sees a more mediterranean feel, with vegetables, herbs and fish being the staple diet. In the capital of Istanbul, the influence of Ottoman court cuisine is still popular today. A much lighter use of spices, a preference for rice over bulgur, and a wider availability of vegetable stews (türlü), eggplant, stuffed dolmas and fish are the order of the day.

Israeli

Israeli cuisine is a true melting pot of influences. Falafel (deep-fried chickpea balls in pita) is still considered to be one of, if not the, most popular dish in Israel, although it is believed to originate from the Middle-East. The “Israeli salad” of cucumbers and tomatoes cut into small small pieces has undoubtedly come from the Mediterranean. No conversation with regards to Israeli cuisine would be complete without hummus. This chickpea paste is a staple in almost every Israeli home.

Eastern Asia:

(Chinese, Japanese and Korean)

Chinese

As you would expect from a country as large as China, there are huge differences in the types of ingredients used in their cuisine. In the North, the cuisine relies primarily on hearty dishes of meaty and starchy foods. Most of the ingredients in this region are influenced by agricultural. Whether these are meat dishes, based on mutton, pork, beef, chicken, duck, and fish and served with root vegetables, or Inner Mongolian inspried dairy dishes. Central China sees the three regions of Sichuan, Chongqing and Hunan, each with ther own unique taste and influence. Sichuan Province, is famous for its particularly numbing and spicy taste resulting from liberal use of garlic and chilli peppers. Hunan cuisine is similar to Sichuan cuisine, but generally even spicier. Western China is influenced by the bordering Muslim and Tibetan nations. The region of Xinjiang is inhabited by many ethnic groups, with the food predominantly halal, due to most Xinjiang people being Muslims. Tibetan cuisine is a blend of flavours of Nepalese, Indian, and Sichuan cuisines due to Tibet's position neighbouring India, Nepal and Sichuan Province. Eastern China includes five of the famous eight cuisines of China. Cantonese tends to be mild. It focuses less on spices, but more on absolute freshness and flavour of ingredients. Most of its dishes use sweet sauces. Cantonese is the

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Tteokbokki, steamed and sliced rice cakes cooked with fish cakes.

Fujian cuisine is famous for its abundant ingredients from the sea and mountains. Ingredients of Jiangsu Cuisine mainly come from rivers, lakes, and the sea. Zhejiang cuisine is known for its elaborate preparation and varying techniques of cooking, such as sautĂŠing, stewing, steaming, and deep-frying. Finally, Anhui cuisine features wild ingredients from local mountain areas, leading to greater freshness and tenderness.

Also popular is the Korean barbecue "pulgoki", which is meat marinated in a sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, sugar ,sesame oil ,and other seasonings, and cooked over a fire.

Finally, Southern Chinese cuisine is characterised by lots of preserved foods, particularly pickled vegetables and tofu, which give it its sour flavour. The mountainous areas are populated with poor farmers who need to prevent wastage.

Indian

Japanese

Hindu and Muslim are the two dominate religions of India and their cooking styles and diversity of ingredients have helped shape Indian cuisine. The Hindu vegetarian culture is widely practiced, while the Muslim tradition is the most dominate in the cooking of meats. Rich Kormas (curry), and nargisi kaftas (meatballs), the biryani (a layered rice and meat dish), rogan josh, and tandoori (prepared in a clay oven) are massively popular contributions made by Muslim settlers.

Sushi and sashami are two of the most popular food types offered in Japanese cuisine. Each uses a lot of fresh fish and rice, the most abundant ingredients in Japan. As with China, Japanese cuisine is divided into distinct geographic regions, each of which has developed its own unique culinary traditions. For example, the political centre of Tokyo has been one of the major influences in Japanese cooking. You will find nigiri-zushi, the most popular sushi today, originated as a fast-food dish in Tokyo. Tempura, deep frying seafood and vegetables is prominent, as is Soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) with it's thick dipping sauce. Popular cooking styles in Japan include,Teriyaki - in which foods are broiled or grilled while being basted in a sauce made out of soy sauce, mirin and sugar.

Korean

Korean foods are typified by their use of rice, vegetable and meats cooked in a wide variety of sauces, sides and spices. Some of Korea's most popular dishes include; Kimchi, a fermented and spiced vegetable dish is served with virtually every meal. Seolleongtang, a traditional hot Korean soup made from ox bones, ox meat and briskets, this is a is a local dish of Seoul, often seasoned with salt, ground black pepper, chopped green onions, or minced garlic.

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Southern Asia:

(Indian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepalese)

With over 5000 years of history, India has welcomed settlers from across the world creating a population that reaches over 1.3 billion. Each region and religion make up a cuisine as diverse as its people.

Largely rice based, the Southern region sees rice pancakes, rice cakes and fermented rice as popular dishes. Coconut is also a staple of the Southern region and is the culinary mascot of Kerala. In the North, the Moghuls who ruled for three centuries, have heavily influenced the regions cuisine. Rich gravies, saffron, pureed nuts and creams were all influenced by the Moghuls. The Western states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa all have unique food experiences. Gujarats are predominately vegetarian and is celebrated for being one of the best places to eat vegetarian food. Maharashtra is home to the city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). With its five-star hotels and restaurants this city is the home of modern cuisine. Finally, the Eastern states of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, and Jharkhand. The more familiar Bengali cuisine can be described as delicate and subtle, with fish and rice at the centre of their diet.

Bangladeshi

It is highly likely that, without knowing it, you have already eaten Bangladeshi food. Boardering the Indian state of West Bengal, Bangladesh shares many cultural ties with its neighbour. Some of the most common are language, history and of course, food. Bangladeshi cuisine is South Asian in nature. However, the abundance of fish and its employment of a variety of often fiery pastes made from ground roots, spices and chillies make it unique. It is rumoured that some Bangladeshi dishes are so hot that even visiting Indian's can't handle the heat. It is not surprising, that a country full of rivers should rely heavily on fish as part of its diet, in fact, that is not uncommon in any country that shares a similar geology. However, the additional use of pastes that include ginger, garlic, red chilli peppers, turmeric, onion, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, or mustard seed give it a unique taste. Add into the equation mixed vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and cauliflower and you have a typical Maach Bhuna (Fish Bhuna).

Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan food offers a vivid array of flavour combinations. Many people, on first encounter, will make the connection with India, as Sri Lanka is located southeast of its southern tip. But unlike Indian cuisine, dishes on this island nation have their own spin. Curries, although varied and many, tend to be thinner an more heavily spiced than many Indian versions, and the cuisine is more inclusive of non-native ingredients, brought by international trade moving through the island. Traditional Sri Lankan curries pack a real punch and therefore rice is an ever-present antidote to these big flavours. Staple ingredients in Sri Lankan cuisine are rice, coconut, native tropical fruits and vegetables. The island grows some 15 varieties of rice, down from 280 just 50 years ago, and 400 in times before that.

Nepalese

Like many other Asian countries, Nepalese cuisine relies heavily on the influence of its neighbours, while proud of its own gastronomic history.


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All images courtesy of Supha's Street Food Emporium Whilst Nepal does take heavy influences from its closest geographical companions such as India and China, the Nepalese diet is far healthier, relying less on using fats and more on chunky vegetables, lean meats, pickled ingredients and salads. Common ingredients found across Nepalese cuisine include lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, chilies, peppers, garlic and mustard oil. Rice is the obvious staple for many Nepalese dishes, just like many other Asian countries. The fried rice dish of Pulao (also know as Pilaf and Pilau) can be eaten on its own or with added vegetables and accompany with yoghurt (Dahl) and papadoms, you get a dish that's popular with locals and visitors alike.

South Eastern Asia:

(Vietnamese, Malaysian and Thai)

Vietnamese

Located with China to its North, Laos and Cambodia to the West and the South China Sea to the East, its 3000 km coastline runs from the Hanoi to the North, through its rugged central highlands down to Ho Chi Min City in the South. The cuisine relies on a balance of salty, sweet, sour and hot flavours – similar to Thai and especially with its use of fish sauce and cane sugar. The North is heavily influenced by China, with many stir-fries and noodle-based soups. The further South you go, the sweeter Vietnamese cuisine becomes as influences from Thailand and Cambodia take hold. One of the

more interesting influences on Vietnamese food is French cuisine. Having witnessed French missionaries coming to Vietnam in the 18th century, their presence up to the early 1950's had a profound effect on the cuisine. Banh Mi is a crusty baguette filled with grilled pork, fish patties, sardines, chilli and pickled vegetables. The French also left their mark with a number of meat broths, called Pho.

Malaysian

Once described as 'sunshine on a plate', Malaysian cuisine, like most Asian countries, has been influenced by Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisine. Although chilli based, Malaysian food is not overly hot. Malay dishes combine the traditional Southeast Asian herbs and spices with those from Indian, the Middle East and China, leading to fragrant combinations of coriander and cumin, Add in lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cardamom, star anise and fenugreek and you have the basis of a Malay curry. Nasi lemak, a steamed rice dish with coconut milk and served with dried anchovies, peanuts, hardboiled eggs, dried shrimp, cucumber and sambal, is considered Malaysia’s national dish. Adding a choice of curries or meat stew it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is known as rendang.

Thai

The secret to Thai food is a balance of five flavours: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. As well as the inclusion of many herbs and spices, fish sauce is often used in a similar way to how we use salt.

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It might be hard to believe, but Thai food used to be a lot more spicy than it is now, but over the years it was toned down, and fewer and less spices were used in Thai curries, while the use of fresh herbs, such as lemon grass and galangal, increased. Thai food, like many others, relies on its climate and geography for its influences. In the North, the cooler mountainous climate means there is a lager variety of vegetables than in other regional Thai cuisines, and roots and herbs have a strong presence. There are many sour and bitter flavours, especially apparent in soups. People of the North prefer glutinous rice to white rice, rolling it into balls with their hands, and dipping into dishes and sauces. Also, the influence of neighbouring Myanmar and Laos is strong, with curried broths with egg noodles and chicken pork or beef being popular. Central Thailand is a vast checkerboard of paddy fields, orchards and vegetable gardens, fed by the rivers and streams that make up this delta-like landscape. The best rice in the country is grown in the Central region, with Jasmin rice being a major Thai export. Three main curries are also cooked in the region, including the famous Green Thai Curry. As famous, Tom Yam, a hot and sour soup comes from the region and you will also wee many dishes containing coconut milk, egg and seafood. It is impossible to ignore the Chinese influence in the Central region, with noodle dishes, soups and ground pork at the fore. The area of the North East lies on the other side of the Mekong River and is therefore detached from the influence of Bangkok. Here, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnamese cuisine plays a dominant part. Glutinouse rice dishes, pickles and herbs, plus an abundance of grilling and roasting make this regions cuisine unique. In order to liven up a dish, the North Eastern region isn't shy of adding in a few chillis! Finally, the South - Influenced by Malaysia and India. The warm seas produce an abundance of fish, big lobsters, crabs, mussels squid, prawns and scallops. Simply steamed of fried with noodles or rice, the Southern region will add Cashew nuts and pineapples to their dishes as they grow in great volume. Oh, and don't forget the very hot chilli.


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BISTROT PIERRE ANNOUNCE ARRIVAL OF A UNIQUE PLACE TO STAY AT ROYAL WILLIAM YARD, PLYMOUTH

Royal William Yard is to take another huge step forward thanks to award winning regeneration company Urban Splash who have signed a lease with Nottingham-based French restaurant group, Bistrot Pierre, to create the first ever visitor accommodation at the historic ex-naval victualling yard.

Bistrot Pierre Rooms will open in Residence One, a beautiful Grade II* listed Admirals House this spring. The interiors will be designed by Jackie Gillespie, of award-winning Devon based Gillespie Yunnie Architects, who was the lead architect on Royal William Yard.

Bistrot Pierre, explore everything The Yard has to offer, hop across the water to Cornwall for the day perhaps or visit the historic Barbican, then return for a sundowner and a perfect meal to end your day - before strolling across the beautiful Yard grounds to bed." Bistrot Pierre restaurant opened in Royal William Yard five years ago to widespread acclaim and became hugely popular for its freshly cooked, good value, French food, served in a stylish, convivial Bistrot ambiance. It is one of the most successful bistrots in the Bistrot Pierre family.

Bistrot Pierre Rooms will open in Residence One, a beautiful Grade II* listed Admirals House this spring. The interiors will be designed by Jackie Gillespie, of awardwinning Devon based Gillespie Yunnie Architects, who was the lead architect on Royal William Yard. Guests, staying in one of the 14 stylish yet simply appointed rooms, will be able to enjoy the building’s authentic Georgian features, and views of its magical walled garden, which boasts incredible views across the majestic Plymouth Sound. An authentic French bistrot breakfast will be available just a short stroll across the lawn at Bistrot Pierre itself. "Bistrot Pierre Rooms will offer the ultimate Yard visitor experience," said Emily Handslip, Director, Commercial Lettings, Urban Splash. "A chance to wake up in one of our stunning Grade 1 listed buildings, designed by an award winning architect. Then enjoy an incredible breakfast at

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Opening this spring, the rooms will be generous in size with large comfortable beds, dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets and feather down duvets. Prices will start at ÂŁ90 per room per night, with breakfast available.

For more information visit www.bistrotpierre.co.uk/rooms Rooms by Bistrot Pierre Residence One 7 Royal William Yard Plymouth, PL1 3RP plymouthrooms@pierre94.co.uk 01752 262 318


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Love food? Then you’re going to love National Vegetarian Week 2018!

Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind. Albert Einstein

If you love keeping your finger on the pulse of fab food then you are going to love National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May 2018! This year already saw a romance growing between the UK and National Vegetarian Week with the Hairy Bikers fronting the campaign, over 100 community events and 500 mentions of the week in the media. Add to that the One Show giving a shout out to the week, plus #nationalvegetarianweek trending for ten hours across the UK on Twitter and you can see the love starting to blossom. Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive, the Vegetarian Society said, “Everyone loves great food and National Vegetarian Week 2018 is going to be so exciting. National Vegetarian Week 2017 saw events happening across the country. There was a school sandwich competition, a film about veggie BBQs, urban community chefs rustled up

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· Have a bring-and-share lunch with friends, colleagues or family members. Everyone can bring a veggie dish to enjoy. · Ask your school / university / office / local library to display the NVW posters.

veggie food to share, hundreds of elderly people received special home-made snack boxes featuring baked treats made and distributed by 16 to 25 year old volunteers.

· Visit your local shops and ask them to display one of the National Vegetarian Week posters, or give them a stack of flyers for their customers.

These were just some of the 100+ events put on by community groups, schools, universities, colleges, Brownies, individuals and others – all of which were awarded grants to help their communities get stuck in to National Vegetarian Week. The grants awarded by the Vegetarian Society ranged from £30 to £2,000, helping to make possible both large-scale and smaller more intimate National Vegetarian Week celebrations happen all across the UK.

· Share your favourite vegetarian recipes on social media (don’t forget to use #NationalVegetarianWeek)

How anyone can get involved in National Vegetarian Week 2018: · Organise a vegetarian event, sharing food, knowledge or ideas (you may be eligible for a grant).

If you’re already veggie, you can still sign up for some great recipes and competitions, and additionally there’ll be a few short and sweet actions for you to take part in during the week. All things veggie and plant-based are very much on trend at the moment, and this year will see a first for the Vegetarian Society: the launch of a London Underground poster campaign. The campaign will run for two weeks and will showcase meat-free products and brands to millions of people all over the capital - and everyone can take part.


Recipe Ideas

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018, we have highlighted some tasty, creative recipes that you can try during the week. These are a great way to both assist vegetarians as well as inspire anyone thinking about changing to a vegetarian diet.

Loaded Mexican Tortilla Pan Ingredients: Serves 4

Vegetable sauce:

1 ½ tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 yellow pepper, chopped into chunks 1 courgette, chopped into chunks 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground coriander 1 red or green chilli, chopped 2 x 400g tins of good-quality chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans or mixed beans, drained and rinsed 1 tsp honey Pinch of salt and pepper

Cheese sauce:

2. Add in the garlic, yellow pepper and courgette. Stir and cook for 2 minutes, then add the cumin, cinnamon, ground coriander and chilli. Stir and cook for another minute, then stir in the tinned tomatoes, kidney or mixed beans, honey, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, whilst you mix your cheese sauce. 3. In a bowl, mix the 25g cheese, double cream, salt, pepper and soured cream. This is your cheese sauce – it will be a thick, spreadable consistency. 4. Now it's time to layer up. Spoon out half of your vegetable sauce from the pan, into a bowl, and flatten out the remaining sauce in the pan. Place one tortilla on top of the sauce in the pan, then spread half of the cheese sauce on top of the tortilla.

25g of vegetarian Cheddar cheese, grated 4 tbsp double cream Pinch of salt and pepper 3 tbsp soured cream

Top with the remaining vegetable sauce from the bowl. Then place your second tortilla on top, followed by the rest of the cheese sauce.

You will also need:

5. Sprinkle on the 100g mixed cheese and place the pan on a medium-to-high heat for a minute until the sauce starts to bubble.

2 flour tortillas 100g of mixed vegetarian Cheddar cheese and vegetarian Red Leicester cheese, grated

To serve:

1 ripe avocado, de-stoned, scooped out (sliced) ½ small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 fresh red chilli, sliced Small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Method:

1. In a large frying pan, heat up the oil over a medium heat and add in the onion and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes until the onions start to soften.

6. Place the pan under a grill for a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted. 7. Serve from the pan, topped with avocado, red onion, the sliced chilli and fresh coriander. Note: If you’re looking to lower the fat levels of this recipe, use reduced fat cheddar cheese and reduced fat soured cream. © Kitchen Sanctuary in partnership with the Vegetarian Society

Salted Chocolate and Prune Truffles Raw cacao and cocoa powder are very rich sources of minerals, which makes these tasty treats not only delicious but also good for you. Makes 4 truffles

Ingredients

100g prunes, pitted 50g ground almonds 1½ tbsp raw cacao or cocoa powder (plus a little more for dusting) Pinch of salt 2 whole almonds

Method:

1. Put the prunes in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 20 minutes until soft. 2. Drain the prunes and place them in a food processor along with the ground almonds, cacao powder and a pinch of salt. 3. Blend the mixture until it resembles a soft dough then transfer it from the processor onto a plate. 4. Divide the mixture into four. Carefully cut each whole almond into two and encase each half almond with the mixture and roll into balls. 5. Dust with a little cacao powder and serve. © The Vegetarian Society The Vegetarian Society is a charity that is passionate about veggie food! They want everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian dishes are – and how easy it is to enjoy a veggie lifestyle. You can find out more information on this years event, plus more deliciuos recipes by going online: www.nationalvegetarianweek.org

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Plants Taste Better win Richard Buckley is an award-winning restaurateur with one of the the world’s top vegetarian eateries. Rasied a vegetarian, Richard has recently released his ďŹ rst cookbook, 'Plants Taste Better', sharing his passion, knowledge and techniques in order to increase the general standard of vegan cookery across the country.

Here, we highlight just a couple of the delicious, thoughtful recipes that will persuade even the most carnivorous that plants can, and should, be at the centre of our plate. There's a chance for you to win a signed copy of Richard's book.

a signed copy of 'Plants Taste Better' by Richard Buckley. For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, via e-mail, to: competitions@woinplymouth.co.uk Subject: Buckley Closing Date: Fri 15 June Usual T's and C's apply


CHOCOLATE SALTED CARAMEL TART with peanut butter sorbet

This has become something of a classic at the restaurant, it is so simple to look at, the flavours so familiar, but nothing can prepare you for the intensity and clarity of the flavours. Using as few ingredients as possible in each element allows the purity of the ingredients to shine through – the peanuts taste purely of peanuts, the chocolate and caramel exactly of that. Just remember that the sorbet and the tart need four to five hours to set.

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FOR THE SORBET

70g (2½oz/1/3 cup) caster (superfine) sugar 0.5g (scant ¼ tsp) xanthan gum 175ml (6fl oz/¾ cup) cold water 175ml (6fl oz/¾ cup) glucose syrup 150g (5½oz) unsweetened crunchy peanut butter 25ml (1fl oz/5 tsp) brandy

FOR THE TART BASE

90g (3oz/¾ cup) plain (all-purpose) flour 10g (¼oz/1¼ tbsp) cornflour (cornstarch) 20g (¾oz/12/3 tbsp) caster (superfine) sugar pinch of salt 30ml (1fl oz/2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil 20ml (4 tsp) cold water 25g (1oz) dark chocolate, 53% cocoa solids

FOR THE TART FILLING

400g (14oz) dark chocolate, 53% cocoa solids, finely chopped or coarsely grated 7g (¼oz/1¼ tsp) sea salt 125g (4½oz/2/3 cup) caster (superfine) sugar 300ml (10fl oz/1¼ cups) cold water

To serve

4 tsp cocoa nibs

METHOD

Make the sorbet first. Mix the sugar and xanthan together. Place the measured water in a large saucepan, then whisk in the sugar and xanthan. Add the glucose syrup and peanut butter and bring to the boil. Immediately remove from the heat and add the brandy. Allow the sorbet to cool slightly, then put into an ice-cream machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before freezing. Preheat the oven to (fan) 160°C/180°C/350°F/ gas mark 4. Mix all the ingredients for the tart base together, except for the dark chocolate, in a large bowl to form a dough. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking parchment and roll it out until 1mm thick (very thin). Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Put the dough on a large baking tray (sheet), leaving the top sheet of baking parchment on, and bake for 15–25 minutes until just crisp. Remove from the oven and remove the baking parchment. While still hot, place the base of a 21cm (8-inch) springform cake tin (pan) onto the pastry and cut round it. Return the base to the springform tin (pan) and line with baking parchment. Fit the cut pastry base inside.

Place the dark chocolate for the tart base in a bain-marie (see box, below) and melt gently. Spread evenly over the pastry base. Make the tart filling. Place the chocolate and salt in an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Put the sugar into a small, heavy-based saucepan and gently melt until it becomes a dark caramel. Add the water and simmer until the sugar has melted. Weigh out 250g (9oz) of the boiling caramel and pour over the chocolate and salt in the electric mixer. Whisk on the lowest speed until the temperature has reduced to 27°C/80°F. Pour the mix onto the base and put in the fridge for 4–5 hours to set. Remove the chocolate tart from the fridge and from the tin (pan) – use a blowtorch to gently heat the outside if necessary. Cut into slices and place 1 slice on each plate. Place 1 tsp of cocoa nibs next to the tart and top with a quenelle of sorbet. Serves 4 Recipe taken from 'Plants Taste Better' by Richard Buckley. 'Stunning recipes which celebrate plant-based eating from root to fruit' Published by Jacqui Small £25| Hardback

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SMOKED CASHEW CROQUETAS with port-glazed red beetroot (beets) and orange emulsion

Croquetas are a traditional Spanish tapas made from a thick white sauce, usually with added ham, which are breaded and deep fried so the outside is crisp and the inside is melting and delicious. This dish makes use of the magical qualities of cashew nuts to create a similar effect, but with only the one ingredient. Cashews contain a lot of natural starches and fats and so, once puréed, they can fulfil the role of the roux, milk and cheese in the recipe all on their own. The full culinary potential of cashews is only just being realized – heat them up and wonderful things begin to happen. Put the watercress and red mustard frill in a small bowl and dress with a little olive oil. Pipe the croqueta mix in 5–6cm (2–2¼-inch) lengths onto the floured plate and carefully roll to coat them in the flour. Repeat until you have 8 perfect croquetas. With a knife, transfer them one at a time into the flour and water mix first and then into the breadcrumbs. Roll each one in the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are completely covered and then gently re-roll so you have a neat tube shape. Continue until all the mix is used.

FOR THE CROQUETAS

300g (10½oz/21/3 cups) smoked cashew nuts, 750ml (26fl oz/3 cups) water, 10g (¼oz/1¾ tsp) sea salt, cayenne pepper, 200g (7oz/12/3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour, 400g (14oz/32/3 cups) panko, breadcrumbs sunflower oil, for deep-fat frying

FOR THE GLAZED BEETROOT (BEETS) 6 round red beetroot (beets), 550ml (19fl oz/2¼ cups) water, 1 onion, finely sliced, 2 sticks of celery, sliced, 1 bay leaf, 20 black peppercorns, 100ml (3½fl oz/scant ½ cup) red wine, 125ml (4fl oz/½ cup) ruby port

FOR THE ORANGE EMULSION

2 oranges, 15g (½oz/1 tbsp) Dijon mustard, 5g (1/8oz/1 tsp) caster (superfine) sugar, 100ml (3½fl oz/scant ½ cup), rapeseed oil.

FOR THE GARNISH

mixed toasted seeds (see below), handful of watercress, handful of red mustard frill, extra virgin olive oil

METHOD

Prepare the smoked cashew nuts (see below), then add to a blender with 500ml (18fl oz/2 cups) of the water and the salt. Blend until very smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring all the time – as it comes to the boil it will thicken dramatically. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Add a small pinch of cayenne pepper and transfer to a small bowl. Cover with cling film (plastic wrap) in contact with the surface of the mix and place in the fridge to chill. Preheat the oven to (fan) 160°C/180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Make the mixed toasted seeds (see 3rd column).

Take a large piece of foil and wrap the beetroot (beets) and 50ml (2fl oz/scant ¼ cup) of the water tightly in it, making a watertight parcel. Put on a baking tray (sheet) and bake in the oven for 1 hour until soft, then leave to cool in the foil. Once cold, remove from the foil and transfer any liquid into a saucepan. Rub the skin from the beetroot (beets) and put the skin into the saucepan. Line a chopping board with 4 sheets of cling film (plastic wrap) to stop staining, and use plastic gloves. Cut the top and bottom from each beetroot (beet), then cut each one into 1cm (½-inch) thick slices. You need 20 slices. Using a vegetable peeler, trim the edges from each disc to round it off neatly. Set aside. Add the beetroot (beet) offcuts to the saucepan with the skin, along with the onion, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns and the rest of the measured water (500ml/17fl oz/ 2 cups). Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, allow to cool completely, then strain and return 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup) of the beetroot (beet) stock to a clean saucepan. Boil the stock rapidly to reduce until it begins to thicken noticeably, almost completely evaporating. Add the red wine and port and simmer to reduce by three-quarters. Meanwhile, make the orange emulsion. Finely grate the zest from the oranges and then juice the oranges. Check you have 200ml (7fl oz/ generous ¾ cup), and add a little more if necessary. Put the zest and juice into a small saucepan and simmer gently until reduced by half. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely, then add the mustard and sugar and mix to combine. Using a stick blender to emulsify, slowly add the rapeseed oil and blend until it is thick and glossy. This will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. Finish the croquetas. Put half the flour onto a plate and the other half into a large bowl. Whisk the remaining measured water (250ml/8fl oz/1 cup) into the bowl to form a thin batter. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate. Transfer the croquetas mix to a piping bag fitted with a 2cm (¾-inch) round nozzle (tip). Prepare your deep-fat fryer.

Deep-fry the croquetas, in batches if necessary, until crispy and golden brown, then drain on kitchen (paper) towel. At the same time, put the beetroot (beet) discs into a large frying pan (skillet) and add the port glaze. Bring the glaze to a rapid boil and reduce it down until it forms a sticky shiny glaze. Turn the beetroot (beets) over in the glaze to make sure they are well covered – if the glaze is too thick, add a tiny splash of water. Place 3 or 4 beetroot (beets) slices and 2 croquetas on each of 4 large plates. Drizzle the orange emulsion around the plate (remember it is a strong flavour). Scatter the dressed watercress and red mustard frill over each plate and then sprinkle with the toasted seeds.

Smoked cashew nuts

Smoke and nuts is a fantastic modern flavour. Use these to bring a wonderful interest to any plate. Makes: 100g (3½oz) 100g (3½oz/¾ cup) blanched cashew nuts Put 1 tablespoon of hickory chips into a stove-top smoker. Line the top grate with foil to prevent the nuts from escaping and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Smoke the nuts until they have a pronounced smoky flavour. Remove from the smoker and leave to cool. These will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.

Mixed Toasted Seeds

This makes enough for about 10 meals, although you can easily just eat them all without really meaning to straight from the oven – they’re very moreish. Makes: 1 small jar 20g (¾oz/2½ tbsp) sunflower seeds 5g (1/8oz/½ tbsp) poppy seeds 10g (¼oz/4 tsp) sesame seeds 10g (¼oz/1 tbsp) flax seeds 10g (¼oz/4 tsp) hemp seeds ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil 1g (scant ¼ tsp) sea salt, finely ground Preheat the oven to (fan) 160ºC/180ºC/350ºF/ gas mark 4. Mix all the seeds together with the oil on a baking tray (sheet) and roast for 5 minutes until just golden. Sprinkle with the salt and allow to cool. These can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Serves 8 - 10

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An outstanding season of world class festivals

Buzzing with life, Plymouth offers a vibrant, year-round calendar of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events, but in May and throughout the following three months, the city comes alive with its 'Festival Season'.

14 page festivals special The season kicks-off in earnest with the annual celebration of Plymouth’s history and heritage, that is the Plymouth History Festival. Running from 5 May until 3 June, the festival, which is coordinated by the City Council’s Museums Galleries Archives service, features special events, family activities, talks, tours, guided walks, music and performance events as well as exhibitions and displays.

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Talks will explore topics such as pirates, smugglers, the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the 100th anniversary of the RAF, the city’s original water supply and the history of its department stores. If you prefer to experience Plymouth on foot or by water there’s a host of different events to sign up for. These include garden tours, bridge and Blitz walks, boat trips and the chance to view some of our most historic locations by paddle board. If music and performance are your passion you can listen to a piano, organ or string recital, try your hand at creative writing and storytelling – even take part in a musical pub crawl. You can find out more about this years events by turning to pages 59 - 61.

Well known for hosting outstanding events throughout the year, the City Council have a host of festivals throughout the summer that will guarantee to get everyone involved. Well known for hosting outstanding events throughout the year, the City Council have a host of festivals throughout the summer that will guarantee to get everyone involved. Annual events such as Pirates Weekend , Armed Forces Weekend, Lord Mayor's Day, Flavour Fest and the Seafood Festival are just a few to put in your social diary. We have a breakdown of each event and what to expect on pages 62 - 63. Whether it's music, comedy, food and drink or agriculture that floats your boat, our 'Festivals' section, we take a look at some of the many festivals, fayres and events that will keep us entertained throughout the summer months. There is something for everyone during the festival season, so I hope we've given you some ideas that will make summer 2018 a year to remember.

Make the most of your visit: Following our Festivals section, we will showcase some outstanding attractions the area has to offer, along with their many exhibitions and workshops, that offer visitors and residents alike, an outstanding of arts, culture and history that makes Plymouth such a special city to both live and visit.

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Plymouth History Festival returns for its sixth year

Plymouth’s annual celebration of local history is back for the sixth year in a row and runs from Saturday 5 May to Sunday 3 June. More than 100 events are taking place across the city and beyond in a wide range of venues and locations. As well as uncovering different aspects of the city’s heritage, a number of events explore the themes of ‘War’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Health’, marking important anniversaries linked to the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the establishment of the NHS, the formation of the RAF and the Representation of the People Act.

Special Events

Local Studies Day kick starts the festival on 5 May at the Roland Levinsky Building on the University of Plymouth’s campus. The event features a range of speakers and is a great chance to learn more about our maritime, social and archival heritage. A number of other special events are also on offer throughout the festival. See the fantastic Saloon at Saltram House which has recently undergone conservation, or sign up for a Stand Up Paddleboard tour and take in some of Plymouth Sound’s most historic sites from the water.

The Devon Family History Society are on hand at the Plymouth Athenaeum on 9 May and the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office on 14 May to help people with their family history research. The Marine Biological Association hosts a special Open Morning on 12 May. There will also be a unique opportunity to go on board its research vessel the RV Sepia. Enjoy a loud afternoon of cannon fire, rifle displays and more at Crownhill Fort’s popular Firepower Day on Friday 25 May or a Tea Dance at the Liner Lookout on 27 May. Learn how women from the South West have contributed towards activism in its many forms with the Rebellious Sounds Archive listening booth on Floor 5 at House of Fraser from 26 May.

Music and Performance

Music fans can listen to a string quartet recital on 9 May, organ recitals on 16 and 23 May and a

The Music and Performance element of the History Festival programme rounds off on 31 May and 1 June with the open-air performance of the third in a series of plays about the Mayflower passengers at the Belvedere on The Hoe.

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Royal William Yard piano recital on 30 May at St Andrew’s Church. Dreadnought South West’s new play ‘The Cause’ takes place at the Barbican Theatre on 10, 11 and 12 May and imagines a meeting between suffrage leaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett. Step back in time through music and words at the Lutheran Church for ‘A Day in the Life of Plympton’ on 14 May. If plays, poems, monologues and prose are your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that The Playwriters are hosting a series of events which are open to all at the Noah’s Ark. The events are inspired by the themes of this year’s festival and take place on 16, 18, 23 and 25 May and 1 June. Take part in an evening with the Dartington Morris Dancers on 18 May at Plympton St Maurice’s London Inn. See noble knights and ladies of the court in action with the Age of Chivalry’s ‘Medieval Weekend’ at Plympton Priory on 19 and 20 May. The Medieval theme continues during the evening of 19 May with a Folk Concert at St Mary’s Church featuring instrumental music from Devon, Dartmoor and beyond. The Music and Performance element of the History Festival programme rounds off on 31 May and 1 June with the open-air performance of the third in a series of plays about the Mayflower passengers at the Belvedere on The Hoe.

Talks

Talks are usually a cornerstone of the History Festival and this year is no exception. Festival-goers can enjoy presentations on topics as wide ranging as civil engineering, department stores, the Victorian era, the importance of Dartmoor Tin and the Plympton Stannary, kosher food, the history of the Marine Biological Association, the history of taking water from the moors, the Mayflower, U-Boats, mysterious incidents that have occurred at St Andrew’s Church, the evolution of hospitals in Plymouth since the advent of the NHS and the Plymouth Proprietary Library.


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Why not take the children along to Devonport Park on 20 May for a Children’s Treasure Trail created by the Devon Family History Society, or Buckland Abbey where a new Drake-themed trail will be available from 2 June?

See works by young people that document their views about Barne Barton at the Tamar View Community Centre on 21 May. The Marjons Archives host an exhibition about 1960’s Plymouth on 24 May and students who served in the First and Second World Wars on 31 May. An exhibition at the Liner Lookout from 26 to 28 May puts the focus on Plymouth’s military history.

Some of the many people connected with Plymouth throughout history are also included from pirates and smugglers to William Cookworthy and the Quakers, and the Brock and Nathan families to scholar John Kitto.

There’s a range of opportunities to discover more about Plympton St Maurice’s fascinating history with tours of the town itself, Plympton St Maurice Church, Plympton Priory Site and St Mary’s Church which dates from the 12th century.

Walks

Family Events

If you like putting on your walking shoes and discovering a bit of history as you go there are plenty of guided walks to take part in. ‘Walks with History’ will guide people around the Royal William Yard, Mount Batten, Ford and Keyham, Devonport, the Royal Naval Hospital and the Tamar Bridge. ‘Hidden Heritage’ lead a series of walks that explore how the different areas of the city were affected by the Blitz. Other walks take in Ford Park Cemetery, Central Park, Burrator and Drake’s Leat, Barne Barton and the Royal Citadel. A ‘Stardate 1768’ walk at Mount Edgcumbe highlights the significance of Captain Cook’s voyages.

Tours

Guided tours are another key part of the History Festival programme and this year there are audio tours of the Old Jewish Cemetery on offer as well as tours of the Synagogue, St Andrew’s Church, the Prysten House, Devonport Naval Heritage Centre and Mount Edgcumbe Masonic Hall.

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The annual Pirates Weekend on 12 and 13 May and Lord Mayor’s Day on 26 May promise lots of family fun with nautical and dinosaur-themed activities. Why not take the children along to Devonport Park on 20 May for a Children’s Treasure Trail created by the Devon Family History Society, or Buckland Abbey where a new Drake-themed trail will be available from 2 June?

Exhibitions and Displays

Discover 175 years of the history of St Michael’s Church, Devonport on 12 May. See World War One artefacts connected to Plymouth’s Jewish congregation from 14 to 17 May at the Synagogue.

See new works by British painter Rose Wylie at Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth College of Art until 30 May or some of the many images collected by the 5th Earl of Morley at Saltram House. An interactive exhibition about public health and personal choice curated by staff and students from the University of Plymouth’s School of Law, Criminology and Government is on display at Devonport Guildhall until 2 June. ‘The World Encompassed’ opens on this date at Buckland Abbey and celebrates Sir Francis Drake’s famous circumnavigation of the globe. There’s lots to see at House of Fraser throughout the festival too. The ‘Lighthouses, Bridges and Breakwaters’ display is on Floor 4. ‘Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction’ can be viewed on Floor 5. ‘Maker Memories’ is on display on Floor 5 until 23 May. For full details pick up a brochure from the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican, the Community Hub space on Floor 5 of House of Fraser plus other outlets across the city.

Learn more about the rich history of Plympton on 15 and 16 May at Plympton St Maurice Guildhall and on 19 and 20 May at St Mary’s Church. Find out what life was like in Plymouth during the final years of World War I and the formation of the RAF at Ford Park Cemetery until 17 May. This exhibition will then be replaced with one that looks at 70 years of the NHS from 19 May.

You can also find the full programme online at www.historyfestival2018.wordpress.com


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Plymouth’s biggest and best summer events

This summer, enjoy some of Plymouth’s top events! There’s fun for all the family with days out including Pirates Weekend and Armed Forces Day, foodie delights to enjoy at Flavour Fest and Plymouth Seafood Festival, and amazing live music at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds. Read on to find out more…

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The Barbican, Sutton Harbour and West Hoe 12 – 13 May Plymouth’s waterfront will be serving up a swashbuckling weekend of fun for the whole family at the award-winning Pirates Weekend.

City Centre 26 May This year, the Lord Mayor’s Festival is taking a trip to the prehistoric past, with a dinosaur theme that’s sure to entertain children of all ages.

Two tall ships will be docked in Sutton Harbour, free for everyone to climb aboard and explore. Back on dry land, you can meet Plymouth’s very own Captain Jack Sparrow, Jonty Depp, and his evil adversary Captain Barbosa, or settle down for story-time with Melody the mermaid. Pick up your treasure map and take part in the Pirate Trail, or sit back and enjoy the sea shanty bands and street entertainers. Don’t forget to dress up, as there’s a prize for the ‘Best Dressed Pirate’!

Take part in a fossil dig, create dino themed crafts, travel back to the Jurassic time in the immersive Science Dome and meet Tiny, a 125 million years young dinosaur brought to life by the wonders of modern science! A full programme of entertainment is planned on the Piazza too, including performances from local community groups and dance schools on the stage.

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1 – 3 June City Centre The South West’s biggest free food and drink festival returns to Plymouth for its 15th year. Nearly 100 stalls will showcase the very best in regional produce, including fresh meat, cheese and shellfish as well as plenty of delicious sweet treats. Street food stalls will be selling food to devour on the day, with everything from seafood tacos and gourmet burgers to pizza cones and noodles on offer. An exciting programme is planned for the chef stage, with Masterchef judge and presenter John Torode cooking for the crowds. A number of top local chefs will also be showing off their skills, including Chris and James Tanner from the Barbican Kitchen and Ben Palmer from the Greedy Goose, so you’ll be able to pick up lots of culinary tips and inspiration. Younger family members can also get involved by taking part in kids cookery workshops hosted by CATERed. Visit flavourfestsw.co.uk for all the details and to see a full list of traders.

Plymouth Armed Forces Day 30 June Plymouth Hoe Show your support and celebrate Plymouth’s proud military tradition at this fantastic family event which, in association with Babcock, provides a packed programme of entertainment, activities and displays.

A number of ‘villages’ set out across the Hoe will welcome representatives from the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and the emergency services. Static vehicles and equipment, the Royal Navy Dive Tank, weapon displays and vintage fire engines will all be on display for visitors to see up close. Spectators can enjoy the exciting arena programme, including the popular Field Gun competitions featuring three teams from the tri-


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Who needs Ibiza?

Two incredible nights of live music will hit Plymouth’s shoreline this summer as MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds takes over the Hoe for a two day open-air concert. services all competing for the Babcock Cup and an unarmed combat display by Royal Marines from 30 Commando Stonehouse. A thrilling air display will also take to the skies, finishing with the fantastic specatacle of the Red Devils Parachute Display Team.

scene in 2012 and is now the deserving owner of two MOBO Awards, a Brit Award and a Top 10 album, while Professor Green has three albums under his belt and has collaborated with everyone from Lily Allen and Emeli Sandé to The Streets.

From 6pm, head to the main stage to enjoy a free, open-air concert, starring the Ocean City Sound Barbershop chorus, Military Wives choir, swing-pop group Jack Pack, a Freddie Mercury tribute act and the Capitol Motown and Soul Band.

Day 2 (Friday 27 July) will have more of a nostalgic feel, with legendary DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, performing their full Ibiza Classics show. The show sees classic dance tracks performed by the 65 piece orchestra and guest vocalists, accompanied by an incredible light show. Having sold-out arenas across the country and played at the BBC Proms, this is their only South West tour date - so don’t miss out!

Visit plymoutharmedforcesday.co.uk for the full event programme and latest info.

MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

26 - 27 July Plymouth Hoe Two incredible nights of live music will hit Plymouth’s shoreline this summer as MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds takes over the Hoe for a two day open-air concert. Day 1, on Thursday 26 July, will be headlined by indie pop titans Bastille who will perform a full 90-minute set. Expect one huge singalong, as the band is famous for anthems including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Singer-songwriter Ella Eyre and rapper Professor Green will also be performing, with Club MTV favourites R3WIRE & VARSKI getting the party started on the night. Ella Eyre sprung onto the

Who needs Ibiza when you can watch the sunset on Plymouth Hoe while Pete Tong plays your favourite dance tunes?! Tickets for each day cost just £25, or pick up an event pass with access to both for £45. All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee. Buy your tickets online now at: oceancitysounds.co.uk/buy-tickets

British Firework Championships

8 - 9 August Plymouth Hoe The world famous British Firework Championships will return this August, offering two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that will

illuminate Plymouth Sound. Six top firework companies will battle it out over two nights, each putting on an awe-inspiring ten minute display. Enjoy the thrill of the funfair on Plymouth Hoe, or simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere – it’s an unmissable event!

Ocean City Blues n Jazz Festival

The Barbican 10 – 12 August Celebrate the spirit of summer at the free Ocean City Blues n Jazz Festival on the Barbican. Musicians will take to the stage in The Parade from midday to 10pm on the Friday and Saturday, and from midday to 6pm on the Sunday. The acts currently lined up to perform include the Andy Quick Band, The Rumblestrutters, Joanna Cooke and Lucky Ol Sun. Relax and unwind by the harbour – it’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend.

Plymouth Seafood Festival The Barbican & Sutton Harbour 15 – 16 September Returning for its seventh year, Plymouth Seafood Festival will celebrate the fantastic seafood on offer in the city, with entertainment, demonstrations and food stalls galore.

As the home of the country’s second largest fish market and the first city in the UK to be awarded the Fish2Fork Blue City status for commitment to sourcing sustainable fish, Plymouth is well placed to show-off its seafood pedigree! Be inspired by the chefs in the Cookery Theatre and enjoy the delicious fresh food on offer. For more information about all Plymouth’s events, head to visitplymouth.co.uk or follow What’s On Plymouth on Facebook and Twitter.

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Devon County Show

Glorious Green Man Event

Festival Season

With a host of festivals, organised by the city council, on the horizon, we take a look at some of the other outstanding events that are sure to find a place in your social diary. From music to comedy, crafts to cuisine, we have it all covered.

The Dart Music Festival

11 – 13 May www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk The annual three day Dart Music Festival is now in its 21st year. The event will be held from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May 2018 in the port and town of Dartmouth, at the mouth of the River Dart. With over 100 performances spanning almost every musical genre, the festival offers an eclectic mix of orchestral, rock, choral, blues, opera, folk, and jazz performances at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues including two churches, the bandstand in the Park, outside the castle, and various hotels, pubs, and restaurants, throughout the weekend. And its all FREE to listen to! The Dart Music Festival's motto is Music for All. Since it's

Exeter Pride 2018

12 May www.exeterpride.co.uk Celebration theme to Exeter's 10th LGBT Pride AN explosion of colour, positivity and pride will take place in Exeter on Saturday, May 12 - and everyone is invited to come out and and celebrate. Exeter Pride is one of the South West's biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the region. A key annual event in the city's calendar, this year will mark Exeter Pride's 10th anniversary. There will be a colourful rainbow flag parade from the St Sidwell Centre which will move down Exeter High Street to Northernhay

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Gardens It will featuring thousands of people, roller skaters, Street Heat samba band, a fire engine, an ambulance, Morris dancers, police officers, representatives from community groups and organisations, and volunteers carrying a 50-metre rainbow flag. The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Lesley Robson, will lead the parade to the main stage in Northernhay Gardens, where a full programme of events and activities will take place.

Devon County Show

17 – 19 May www.devoncountyshow.co.uk There’s only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory! We’re looking forward to treating our visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment all in one day. Farming is at the very heart of the Show – stockmen and women from the county and beyond will be competing in the show ring and agricultural machinery and suppliers will be out in force. There’ll be literally thousands of animals – from exceptional livestock to dazzling Arab horses, family ponies, canine superstars competing in the pedigree Dog Show, lofty alpacas and pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs. We’re putting together a thrilling programme of day-long entertainment.

Glorious Green Man Event 26 – 27 May 10am - 4pm www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk After a rather damp and chilly start to Spring,

Dart Music Festival Mount Edgcumbe Country Park are once again celebrating the re-birth of the year by constructing a huge Green Man figure made from materials found at the park (his creation will begin from 2 May onwards – if you want to help then volunteers are always welcome). This is the 6th annual Green Man event here at the park and will be a fantastic mix of entertainment provided by local bands Rootz Mill and Space Cowboys, circus acts, morris dancers, Arrow Barrow Display Team, The Age of Chivalry (medieval knights) and much more. Once again traditional family activities will be running throughout the event along with food and craft stalls. There will also be live music from the Pirates of St Piran, Talons and Scales (birds from the Owl Sanctuary), wood turning crafts, vintage fairground rides, stilt walks and living statues, bouncy castles, beer tent, and the obligatory hog roast. Fun for visitors of all ages! The Green Man himself is the culmination of a wonderful community project. He is the result of cooperative work between the Park’s gardeners, a host of local volunteers and many artists from across the Tamar Valley. Each year he changes and takes on the personality of the storm damage materials available to the team. Everyone comes together to create the backdrop for an exciting family day out. Ample parking is available very close to the event and free transport will be running to transport visitors between the car parks, the event and the Barrow Centre. There will also be additional ferries running along-side the regular Cremyll Ferry service from the Barbican and Royal William Yard to allow regular crossing opportunities from Plymouth. This event will also see the launch of the new and improved miniature railway here at Mount Edgcumbe. Operated by volunteers with the proceeds going towards the upkeep of the park, the train will be running throughout the weekend. Although there is a charge for all-day car parking the event is free for all to enjoy. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and follow the progress of the Green Man as he grows. For further information on this and other events, check our website.


Green Man Event 26th & 27th May 2018 10am - 4pm

Celebrate the spirit of rebirth as Spring arrives. This fantastic event offers craft stalls, traditional entertainments, Live music, food and drink, all woven around the magical central figure of a Green Man. There will be displays of traditional crafts throughout the day plus bouncy castles, traditional fair ground rides, Morris Dancers and lots more - there’s something for everyone! Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park @mt_edgcumbe mtedgcumbe www.moutedgcumbe.gov.uk


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Plymouth Regatta

Boringdon Gin Festival

27 May 2 – 10 pm www.boringdonhall.co.uk Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plympton have announced the return of their Gin Festival for 2018. The festival will take place on Sunday 27th May on the beautiful grounds of the 16th century manor house hotel. Now in its third year, the popular Gin Festival is a quintessentially English celebration and will bring together the finest Gin including sponsors Salcombe Gin, Tarquins Gin, Pinkster Gin, Beefeater Gin, Plymouth Gin, Sipsmith Gin, Curio Spirits, Chase Distillery and many more. Foodies can enjoy a range of dishes on offer such as traditional paella, locally sourced Devonshire burgers, hot dogs, seafood prawn cocktail, potted Cornish crab and smoked mackerel, vegetarian dishes, veggie burgers and a crepe stand. The finest gins and delicious food will be accompanied by live music and outdoor activities and games including lawn chess, croquet, archery and air rifles. Tickets are £10 and include a welcome drink, with proceeds going to Boringdon’s chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support. More details can be found on the hotel’s website www.boringdonhall.co.uk or call 01752 344455.

Plymouth Fringe Festival

28 May – 2 June www.plymouthfringe.com Plymouth Fringe Festival 2018 will take place from Monday 28th May to Saturday 2nd June. For the fourth year in a row, Plymouth’s annual celebration of theatre and live performance will showcase some of the most exciting companies from across the UK along with the best in homegrown talent from the South West. From the City Centre to the Waterfront, Plymouth will buzz with fresh and inspiring new shows right here in Britain’s Ocean City. If you’d like a sneak peek at the line-up then head over to our News section and, don’t go

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Buckfast too far, as tickets will be available from this very website in the coming weeks. Plymouth Fringe Festival is curated by Toast in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre and Peninsula Arts, and is supported by the TRAC Legacy Fund.

Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival

1- 3 June www.kingsbridgefoodandmusic.org The stunning waterside town square in Kingsbridge is the backdrop for a food and music lovers' heaven — featuring a tempting array of locally produced delicacies to enjoy while listening to an eclectic mix of talented musicians. This family-friendly festival is free, and features some of the finest acts in the South West. This year's diverse line up — handpicked to appeal to all ages and preferences — features funk, soul, jazz, rock, pop, dance, rhythm, blues, swing, indy, and gospel choir, as well as the exceptional Jean.

Plymouth Gin Festival

29 June www.ginfestival.com The UK's first, biggest and best gin festival is making it's first visit to Plymouth and we're bringing an enormous variety of different gins with us! As well as the opportunity to try a huge variety of gins from all over the world, (including exclusive gins you won't see anywhere else) there will be live music, great food and a gin cocktail bar. There will also be gin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person, try free samples and chat about their gin. This event is strictly over 18's only (ID may be required).

Glas-Denbury Music and Arts Festival

6 – 7 July "A proper pucker decent down to earth happy smiley local music festival" - Glas-Denbury is a safe, family friendly festival held in a beautiful Devon setting.

Glas-Denbury is perfect for families with young children and/or teenagers, or a group of adults who want to leave the children at home. If you are just dipping your toes in the festival scene then it's the place to start! The Butterfly Bazaar hosts quality food stalls offering locally sourced foods and lots of stalls from which to purchase goodies and gifts and festival attire! The bars are stocked with local Devon real ale and cider and the Cocktail bar offers a myriad of cocktails and of course plenty of jugs of Pimms!

Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival

8 July www.buckfast.org.uk The four-day Storytelling festival will feature two family-days on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July and will play host to 20 storytellers from around the world, creating a fantastic festival environment. The line-up includes internationally renowned Bob Hartman, who has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and is well-known for his dynamic, energetic and interactive performances. Other storytellers set to perform are Devonbased Isabella Necessity and her Storytelling Bicycle; Tilly Tootales, who will also be running a course on Saturday 7th July to teach people how to be storytellers; African storyteller Abimbola Alao; and Snail

Plymouth Regatta

13 -15 July www.yacht-regatta.ppsa.org.uk Plymouth Regatta is fast becoming one of the South West's favourite regattas. For racers, sailing in the Plymouth waters is hard to beat. Inside Plymouth Sound provides flatter waters but with hills surrounding this playground, racers are kept on their toes by plenty of wind shifts. Outside of Plymouth Sound has a racing area with minimal tidal influences but rougher seas which have built from the Atlantic Ocean.


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Mid Devon Show

Port Eliot Festival There is a new formula for the event this year with fleets and courses being set for each handicap system - You choose which one you want to race in. Also new for 2018, there will be a race village at Plymouth Yacht Haven with a managed bar, food and entertainment each night.

Budleigh Music Festival

13 - 21 July www.budleighmusicfestival.co.uk Evening concerts will bring a range of contrasting group and individual performers from different styles and periods of classical music. We like to include composers we’ve not previously brought for you to hear in Budleigh. This year we’ll have Mussorgsky, Frank Bridge and Huw Watkins’ string quartet, with the composer himself joining the Sacconi String Quartet as pianist in the Dvořák Quintet. Other artists include the Festival Orchestra playing Nicholas Marshall’s Five Country Dances and first appearances by Exeter Cathedral Choir and artists from the 12 Ensemble. Returning artists include Roderick Williams and Susie Allan; and Devon Opera for the nal evening performance of a new compilation of operatic gems. There is much to look forward to at lunchtimes, too. As usual, these will primarily feature artists with a local connection. Indeed, one of the performers in the Santiago Quartet lives right here in Budleigh. In response to the popularity of concerts with harp in recent years, we begin the season with a flute and harp duo. Amongst other musical treats we have a visit from the Sidmouth Town Band – they should have you marching along the High Street after their concert. For something completely different, daughters of Elvin will play medieval music, and young Joel Munday looks set to steal your heart away with his violin recital.

Chagstock Music Festival 20 - 21 July /www.chagstock.info An international Music Festival on the edge of Devon’s beautiful Dartmoor and a 'not for profit' organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. Capacity is 5,000.

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Chagstock Music Festival "The most fun you can have with 5,000 people with a great rock band in a field in Devon in the entire world" - The Boomtown Rats

a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dancing ‘till the wee hours in the Boogie Round – our home is yours for the weekend.

"It's definitely one of the most beautiful festivals I've ever played at. It's set right in the heart of Dartmoor, so the fact that the stage is set in the midst of the sweeping wilderness is genuinely unlike anything you'll see at any other festivals. It's really evocative." - Seth Lakeman

We invite you to our little corner of Cornwall from July 26th to July 29th 2018 when we’ll celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!

Children under 12 get in free. They must be registered for a ticket as we need to know numbers. Please note that Youth tickets apply to 12-17 year olds. 18 and over is classed as Adult.

Plymouth Vegan Festival

21 July Plymouth Guildhall www.facebook.com/PlymouthVeganFestival 60+ fantastic stalls indoors and outdoors, informative talks, free samples fun workshops and inspiratonal cookery demos! Entry is £3 payable on the day on the door or £15 for advance entry and a goody bag full of products, samples, discounts and offers available. See website for details.

Port Eliot Festival

26 - 29 July www.porteliotfestival.com “It’s like falling from the sky into a magic garden where you will be constantly surprised and delighted; where you can drink, dance, discuss, dress up, camp, explore, get lost, fall asleep under the stars to the sound of Andrew Weatherall, and wake up to the ringing of church bells.” Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other. When you come to Port Eliot, we welcome you as our guests. Our home is your playground for one magical weekend and nothing makes us happier than seeing you explore the Estate. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage, canoeing on the river, catching an intimate gig in the church, watching

We look forward to welcoming you to Port Eliot.

The Tropical Summer Festival

27 – 30 July www.tropicalsummerfestivalplymouth.com The Tropical Summer Festival is a three day event, full of workshops, live music, shows and a number of large dance rooms that are open until the early hours! It's all situated in the spectacular setting of the Guildhall, The Plymouth Hoe and the Marina Bar, all in Plymouth town centre. For three days in July, the city of Plymouth gets hit with big music, well known artists and DJ's from all around the world! The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the streets of Plymouth, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to enjoy our love for different cultures and dance.

Mid Devon Show

28 July www.middevonshow.co.uk The best one day agricultural show in the west! The Mid Devon Show offers a fun day out for all the family - visit www.middevonshow.co.uk to view the full line up, which includes farm demonstrations, arts, rural crafts, food & drink and entertainment, and plenty of activities for the kids. Experience a true celebration of rural Mid Devon with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life. Come along and support this special rural event, celebrating the best of Mid Devon. Ticket Prices are: Adults £15, Children (5-16 years old) - £5


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Boardmasters

8 – 12 August www.boardmasters.com Boardmasters just got bigger, as more than 50 acts have now been announced for the 2018 festival. Stefflon Don, Disciples LIVE, Idris Elba, Ash, MNEK, Becky Hill and Dusky are just some of the newly-revealed names set to perform at Watergate Bay this summer, alongside headliners The Chemical Brothers, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival takes place from Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 August 2018 across two stunning sites, Fistral Beach for exhilarating international surf action and Watergate Bay for world-class live music and simply unbeatable views.

Love Summer Festival

10 -12 August www.lovesummerfestival.com A high quality festival experience for the whole family. We feature over 100 Acts & DJ’s in 5 venues across all genres, together with a Live Stage and full Children’s Entertainment Program. Our Festival also offers a diverse range of Activities, Courses & New Skills you can learn together with a great range of Artisan Food Traders and Magical Glamping all at amazing value for money prices.

Devon Fire & Spice Festival 18 August www.devonfireandspicefestival.co.uk Set at the stunning Powderham Castle just south of Exeter, this fiery festival combines a hot chilli festival with barbecue demonstrations and competitions, plus a chilli cook-off competition, great music, hot spicy food and non-hot stuff too such as charcuterie, artisan breads, local cheeses, jams, sauces and spice kits. Add to this beers and cider, a chilli-eating competition, bouncy castles, talks and cooking demonstrations, great people, good times. Free Parking

Kingsbridge Show

1 September www.kingsbridgeshow.co.uk The Kingsbridge Show looks set to be bigger and better than ever before... Take your time wandering in and out of the tents and admire the entries in Horticulture, Floral Art, Homecraft and Domestic Pets. Outside witness the showing and judging of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and more, then watch the Grand Parade for the results. In addition to this there are over one hundred trade stands, seventy craft stands, and a whole tent filled with local food and drink goodies. The children’s pets corner, bouncy castle and display of vintage and modern tractors will keep little ones entertained while adults can enjoy live folk style music and a licensed bar whilst admiring the display of classic cars.

Abbfest

21 - 23 September www.abbfest.org Abbfest is a beer, food and drink festival that aims to raise money for local charities, organisations and good causes! From the 21st-23rd of September 2018 we will be showcasing the local food, drink, crafts and music from across the county. On offer there are more than 200 Devon beers and ciders as well as a Pimms and Prosecco Bar and Hot Food will be available throughout the weekend. In the food and craft tent, we have a range of local producers showcasing their talent and awesome skills so it’s time to think of those Christmas presents to store away for the not too distant future.

Powderham Food Festival 7 - 8 October www.powderhamfoodfestival.com Set in an historic deer park on the banks of the River Exe, Powderham Castle provides a wonderful location for a celebration of glorious food.

Powderham Castle estate produces venison and other game, beef, pork and lamb as well as owning rights to River Exe shellfish and all these delicious things will be turned into great dishes by the many cooks and chefs demonstrating a wide variety of dishes. The woodlands too produce wild mushrooms and lots of opportunities for foraging. Now in its 6th Year, over 130 stalls will be selling artisan food and drink and delicious hot food to go offering a huge array for really enjoyable feasting, Theatre of Fire ’n Smoke cooked up a storm with the best of UK’s BBQ chefs, Exeter Cookery School offered aspirational dishes and culinary tips, Royal Marines made a welcome return with their “Fit for Life” field kitchen, Fun Kitchen provided kitchen fun for children, the fascinating Victorian Kitchen hosted talks and demos of historical interest and the “Eating Well” marquee celebrated eating glorious food, not only healthy food but also absolutely delicious food. For more details on the event and on ticket prices, please see the website.

Dartmouth Food Festival

19 - 21 October www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com The Dartmouth Food Festival is back for 2018 with a tempting mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, lively food debates and fun for all the family. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October the 3-day event is a foodie’s heaven, celebrating the very best food, drink and culinary skills from the South West. The festival sees around 20,000 + people flock to the town and is paradise for food fans with more than 100 South West producers showcasing their delicious produce, a packed programme of events and a line up of celebrated chefs demonstrating their skills and inspiring festival goers. Entry to the festival is free with a charge for some events. Dartmouth Food Festival relies on

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days out 20 years of education and conservation

The National Marine Aquarium

Happy birthday to the UK’s largest aquarium!

Birthday Beach Clean

Did you know there has been a public aquarium in Plymouth since 1888? Initially located at the British Marine Biological Association on Plymouth Hoe, in 1998 a new, much larger aquarium was built in the Barbican district. This of course is the National Marine Aquarium situated on the coast of Britain’s. Ocean City. As they’re celebrating their 20th birthday in May with loads happening over the next few months, we thought it a great time to take a closer look at the charity and tourist attraction that we all know and love.

Programme, not only in the Aquarium, but through their outstanding outreach programme around the South West. This year that Outreach programme has gone national with new hubs teaching in Newcastle and Cardiff.

The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the UK to be opened as a charity solely dedicated to education and conservation of the marine environment. The Aquarium’s mission is to connect people with our Oceans and since opening its doors the NMA has been focused on this aim and this year is no different.

Their awe-inspiring exhibits within the Aquarium showcase some impressive stand outs including the UK’s largest and deepest tank, the UK’s largest single viewing panel and the UK’s largest native exhibit.

They are the largest public aquarium in the UK welcoming around 300,000 visitors to their charity each year. Above their public visitors they welcome 30,000 school students who engage with their innovative Schools Learning

From tiny jellyfish to massive sharks they’re home to marine life from all over the globe. They provide an environment that intrigues, inspires and motivates visitors to engage with their conservation messages and do their bit to help protect the marine environment.

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Special events to celebrate their 20 Years

To celebrate their 20th birthday year the National Marine Aquarium are holding more events than ever before. Not only are they holding their usual family holiday themes, school activities and VIP Behind the Scenes tours, this year they’re focusing on showcasing the fantastic work the charity does by involving and supporting their community as much as possible.

20 Birthday Beach Cleans

What better way to celebrate twenty years of Ocean conservation than with 20 extra beach cleans, one for each year they’ve been open. These birthday beach cleans take place each weekend starting back in March and happening all the way till June. All are welcome to join the Aquarium’s fantastic Host team and get involved on beaches all over the South West including Mount Batten, Bovisands, Bantham, Bigbury and of course Teats Hill right on the Aquarium’s doorstep. Not only will they tidy up rubbish found on the coast line but anyone who joins them can get involved in exploring the local area and ask the Hosts any questions. As seen in the news and in such programmes as Blue Planet 2, plastic waste is currently a huge issue in our Oceans. Research suggests that there’ll be more plastic than fish in the Ocean


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Birthday Boat Trip

Sleeping with Sharks

The whole building will be decorated for a week-long party including a family trail telling the history of the NMA. They’ll have birthday crafts and shows throughout the day. by 2050 and because of this the NMA is doing its part to prevent this and cement its vision of a world supporting health Oceans to sustain all life.

its history with a 20th birthday celebratory theme! This is a massive event for the Aquarium – there can only be one 20th birthday after all.

NMA’s birthday Boat Trip

The whole building will be decorated for a week-long party including a family trail telling the history of the NMA. They’ll have birthday crafts and shows throughout the day. Plus, their VIP Behind the Scenes Tours which give an insight into how they care for all 4000 animals, will be running every day at 11:00. It’s sure to be a blast!

These new boat trips explore Plymouth Sound like never before. Guided by the Aquarium’s Marine Experts, these trips give families a chance to connect with our Oceans through engaging and interactive moments during the hour long tour. All are welcome to attend and explore the fascinating nature and history surrounding Plymouth’s local waters.

Sleeping with Sharks Birthday Sleepover

This extra special NMA birthday boat trip tour will take you from Sutton Harbour, home of Plymouth Fisheries, all the way out to the Breakwater and then back via Drake’s Island. You’ll learn about the fantastic history of Plymouth Sound whilst keeping an eye out for any incredible animals which might be encountered in the sky or sea. Learn about the amazing habitats in our local waters and discover what makes Plymouth Britain’s Ocean City.

During these famous and award-winning sleepovers attendees discover what happens to the underwater world at night. It’s an unforgettable experience ideal for parties, group bookings and family memories.

In case you’ve missed it, the National Marine Aquarium have launched their brand new NMA Boat Trips for 2018 and to celebrate their twentieth birthday they’re holding a special NMA Boat Trip on Saturday 19th May.

May Half Term

This May Half Term the National Marine Aquarium will be focusing on what its achieved in

The Aquarium’s world-famous Sleeping with Sharks Sleepovers are getting even bigger and better in 2018. They’re holding a special Big Birthday Sleepover on June the 1st!

This special birthday Sleepover will involve a VIP twilight tour of the Aquarium, birthday arts and crafts in their creative zone, special games, tasty snacks and no sleepover would be complete without watching a film in front of their giant Eddystone exhibit! To finish up a tasty breakfast provided in their Waves Café. This one is bound to be an incredible night!

Birthday Wellbeing

After running various research programmes on the benefit of public aquaria on human health and wellbeing the NMA is delighted to be hosting a special birthday wellbeing event. All are welcome to work out and centre yourself at the Aquarium on May 14th with the NMA’s birthday Pilates event partnered with Nuffield Plymouth. Book your place via their website.

Big birthday bash!

And no birthday would be complete without a party! On the Aquarium’s actual birthday Tuesday 8th May, there will be fun and games happening throughout the building. There will be a special Toddler Tuesday Birthday party with birthday craft and songs. As well as this they’ll be giving away prizes and gifts including an extra special gift for one lucky visitor. There will be an extra special birthday night happening on Saturday 30th June. This ticketed event will be open to the public to visit the Aquarium with face painting, party games and more.

For more information on all the National Marine Aquarium’s birthday plans and events head to their website www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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Big Bug Hunt

Jam Packed May and June with talks, tours, exhibitions and events May and June are busy months for the ‘On Tour’ programme that Museums, Galleries and Archives staff are running while The Box is under construction.

Plymouth History Festival

The city’s History Festival is an annual celebration of Plymouth’s fascinating heritage and runs from Saturday 5 May until Sunday 3 June this year. There are over 100 events taking place across the city and beyond in a range of venues and locations. The festival starts with Local Studies Day on Saturday 5 May in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth. Marking its 20th anniversary, the day will be packed with presentations and talks that explore the region's history.

Lunchtime Talks

On Tuesday 8 May, City and Maritime Heritage Curator, Nigel Overton explores how Civil Engineer, James Meadows Rendel helped to shape Plymouth in the 1800’s. On Tuesday 29 May, another local legend will be discussed; William Cookworthy. Alison Cooper from the National Trust will explain the history behind this ‘Porcelain Pioneer’. Things get unseasonably chilly on Tuesday 12 June as John Spicer from the University of Plymouth looks at Scott of the Antarctic’s links to the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Family Fun

Join us for some nautical fun during Pirates Weekend on Saturday 12 May when we’ll be

creating pirate accessories at the Mayflower Museum. We’ll also be hosting a 3D print workshop at Plymouth College of Art’s Fab Lab on the same day, where you can create your own skull. Be bold with colours on Saturday 19 May at our ‘Sound Pieces’ family workshop at the Peninsula Arts Gallery. Discover how music can help influence art, using the beautiful Trevor Bell exhibition that’s on display for inspiration. Celebrate Scott of the Antarctic’s 150th Birthday near the site of his childhood home on Saturday 2 June. Can you win the ‘Penguin Waddle Race Rally’ and will you be able to pin the beak on the penguin? There’ll be lots of fun for everyone in this birthday party with a difference. Or why not come and collect your own creepy crawlies at our annual 'Big Bug Hunt' at Ford Park Cemetery on Sunday 3 June? Our natural history experts will be joined by the University of Plymouth and BugLife who will help you identify your finds.

A'Hoy There Why not take advantage of the improved weather by ambling through Plymouth’s city centre with Learning Development Officer, Tony Davey on Wednesday 20 June? He will share his knowledge of the reconstruction of the city after the Blitz. Refresh your mind, spirit and soul with our ‘Yoga Wave’ event led by Haidee Dampney at the Royal Corinthians Yacht Club on Thursday 21 June. Haidee will guide you through breath awareness, postures, meditation and relaxation alongside the soothing sounds of the sea.

House of Fraser

There’s still plenty of time to take a look around the ‘Plymouth – From Destruction to Construction’ exhibition on Floor 5 of House of Fraser. Our ‘Community Hub’ can also be found on Floor 5 with photographs, case displays and information about The Box. We’ll be running a range of events there throughout May and June. Call in to share your memories of going ‘Out on the Town’ or learn how the city was affected by the Blitz with archive images from our collections.

Last Chance to See Walks, Tours and Yoga

Our popular Hard Hat Tours of The Box construction site are continuing throughout the summer. Join a member of our team and a representative from our building contractors Willmott Dixon to see how things are developing on Friday 15 and 29 June.

Don’t miss your chance to see the ‘Trans-Form’ exhibition in the Peninsula Arts Gallery. The exhibition presents a selection of works by award-winning artist Trevor Bell and is on display until 26 May. For more information visit the what’s on section of www.plymhearts.org

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days out

Explore the National Trust as spring turns to summer

Saltram House

Spring has arrived and the garden is in full bloom during these months, you’ll struggle to pick your favourite spot amongst the spring bulb borders, wild flower areas and hawthorn blossoms making way for the elder flower. Why not join one of our free garden tours every Wednesday at 2pm and find out the gardeners favourite spots and top tips. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings with high tea in the garden from the Chapel tearoom.

piece of cake. Serving up a brand new menu each season with a complimenting a cook book available from the gift shop.

Explore Saltram as spring turns to summer.

You can find all of our events and activities on Facebook or at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram. We love a chat so why not give us a call on 01752 333500 or pop in to the Welcome Centre open daily 10am-5pm.

BUCKLAND ABBEY

Spring arrived and the bloom Join ushas as we celebrate 250garden years is of in thefull Royal during these months, you’ll to pick by your Academy of Arts which wasstruggle partly founded favourite spot amongst the spring bulb borders, Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman. Did wild flowerJoshua areas and hawthorn you know Reynolds livedblossoms just downmaking the way theSaltram elder flower. Why not join one with of our roadfor from and had a relationship free garden tours every Wednesday at 2pm the Parker family which is believed to have and find out the gardeners favourite collection spots andand top inspired some of their fabulous tips. Enjoy the appreciation ofbeautiful the arts. surroundings with high tea in the garden from the Chapel tearoom. Part of the collection includes fabulous artwork Join us as we celebratewho 250was years Royal by Angelica Kauffman oneofofthe only 2 Academy which was partly of founded by women to of beArts a founding member the Royal Joshua Reynolds Angelica Kauffman. Didas Academy. Find outand more about her struggles you know in Joshua Reynolds a woman a man's world. lived just down the road from Saltram and had a relationship with the Parker family which believed to exciting have While we prepare for theisfinish of our inspired someproject of theirinfabulous collection and conservation the Robert Adam saloon, appreciation theinteresting arts. Part textile of the conservation collection you can viewofthe includes Angelica Kauffman work as itfabulous happensartwork on the by Saloons, Axminster who was one of onlymost 2 women carpet, taking place days.to be a founding member of the Royal Academy. Find out more about her brings struggles in a man's Half-term withasit aallwoman the promise of summer world. and the exciting programme of family activities you come to expect at Saltram.

Half-term brings with it all the promise of summer and the exciting programme of family A gentle stroll around Buckland Abbeyactivities reveals you come to expect at Saltram. many treasures inside and out. Seas of colour are starting to appear within the woodlands as Trails, bike rides, upbluebells in the house, Buckland’s much dressing anticipated burst into activities and 50 things to ranger do before you’re 11 ¾ flower. Steve, Buckland’s recommends will take place so there’s no need to feel heading out on the red estate walk to seebored this half-term.at their best, as well as having the bluebells the chance to marvel at the view of the Tavy For theand energetic to push Valley to takebunch in the who smelllove of the wild garlic themselves in the there’s something growing along Cotsunshine Lane. Buckland’s bluebells for every fitness level from walking and meditation are traditionally quite late, so we anticipate them to Trust their 10, running, cycling and fitness looking best towards the middle of boot May – camps; visit the Saltram website or follow on but do keep an eye on our website, Twitterus and Facebook stay for up updates. to date with our fitness and Facebook to pages wellbeing programme. It’s not just bluebells you can see in bloom at Of course, Staying we all deserve a the treatAbbey, after being so Buckland. closer to explore busy so pop into and the Park Café or the as Chapel the Cider House Kitchen Garden these Tea-room foralive a refreshing cuppa andcamellias, a delicious areas come with spring – with piece of cake. Servingand up amore brand new menu blossoms, magnolias currently in each season with a complimenting a cook book bloom. The Kitchen Garden nearly has some available from gift shop. crops ready to the be picked and used by our restaurant in the next few weeks too.

Trails, bike rides, dressing up in the house, activities and 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will take place so there’s no need to feel bored this half-term.

On rainy days, the Abbey is full of tales waiting to be discovered. A new display celebrating Drake’s circumnavigation opens at the end of May with brand new family trails too.

For the energetic bunch who love to push themselves in the sunshine there’s something for every fitness level from walking and meditation to Trust 10, running, cycling and fitness boot camps; visit the Saltram website or follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our fitness and While we prepare for the finish of our exciting wellbeing programme. conservation project in the Robert Adam saloon, you can view textile conservation Of course, wethe all interesting deserve a treat after being so work happens the Café Saloons, Axminster busy as so itpop into theonPark or the Chapel carpet, taking place most days. Tea-room for a refreshing cuppa and a delicious

May half-term will be packed full of family focussed activities to enjoy. And of course, you can’t miss Andrew Logan’s giant Cosmic Egg, an amazing sculpture on show in the great barn designed to make you stop and think about your place in the cosmos. You can find all of our events and activities on Facebook at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram. For dates, or timings and additional information, We love a chat why notBuckland’s give us a call on every head over to oursowebsite. open 01752 333500 or pop in to the Welcome Centre day at the moment from 10am-5pm – open daily 10am-5pm. look forward to seeing you soon.

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Go prehistoric this summer at Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistory Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year.

This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards and a number of fantastic events to keep young and old entertained the Summer. Summer highlights include:

May Half Term

26th May to 3rd June

This Geopark Festival Week take part in the Kents Cavern Ice Fest! Learn about the last Ice Age and the beasts that lived during it. Ever wondered what life was like during the Ice Age? Visit Kents Cavern to find out how to survive in the coolest conditions, living among Ice Age beasts. Head onto our woodland trail for our Ice Age animal hunt! Can you find all the animal panels and piece together the missing word?

Alice in Wonderland 29th May to 2nd June

Experience the magical world of wonderland this year at Kents Cavern. Take part in a spectacular promenade performance by Butterfly Theatre. Step through the looking glass and take part in Butterfly Theatre's adaptation of; Lewis Carroll's famous Alice in Wonderland. Enjoy this promenade performance telling the enchanted tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Ice Fest

26th May to 3rd June

Visit Kents Cavern to find out how to survive in the coolest conditions, living among Ice Age beasts. Head onto our woodland trail for our Ice Age animal hunt! Can you find all the animal panels and piece together the missing word? For more details, visit the website: www.kents-cavern.co.uk


days out Spectacular Becky Falls awaits this summer

Set within a spectacular ancient valley, Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls has been attracting visitors since 1903, and no trip to Devon would be complete without a visit. This summer will be no exception.

As always, we will be offering hands-on animal encounter shows where you can get up close to some of our friendly residents. Who will you meet today? They could be furry, scaly or even have 8 legs!

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Support a local charity and meet some amazing rescued monkeys this summer. Support a local charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Set in beautiful woodland and nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s lots to do for the whole family, who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals and the work that goes into caring for them on a daily basis, from a team of expert carers. The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 37 individuals; many of them rescued from conditions of abuse and neglect and each one with their distinct characters and personalities. The monkeys get fed almost every hour throughout the day, so visitors can be sure to catch them enjoying a snack or hanging out with their friends! It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens to see what wildlife can be spotted, or simply relax on the front lawn whilst taking in the stunning sea view. Find out

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Explorer Backpacks available to borrow to help young explorers really discover the woodland.

No session is the same. Not forgetting the Animal Feeding Sessions throughout the day with our Meerkats and animals in the petting area. We also have a children’s stamp trail, where every child wins a prize, and there are Explorer Backpacks available to borrow to help young explorers really discover the woodland.

how to help the wildlife in your own garden in the Wildlife Room, with live feed cameras, recorded footage, and displays, it is a great place for children and adults alike. Our gift shop offers a selection of souvenirs, clothing and toys selected from ethical suppliers, and sourced from companies that operate Fairtrade or ethical means of production. We also offer hot and cold refreshments and vegetarian light ‘bites’ from the shop too! For more information on prices and opening times plus to buy tickets visit: www.monkeysanctuary.org

After all this, relax and treat yourself in our licensed woodland café and gift shop. There really is something for all ages (including your dog, who will be made very welcome!). Remember, once you’ve paid your entrance fee, all the shows and activities are included - so there’s nothing else to pay! Becky Falls is just 10 minutes from the A38 expressway.

Ancient Woodland Park . Dartmoor Children's special Easter Egg Trail Quiz prize for every child with the chance to win big on the Easter tombola Easter basket making craft activity Walk the Trails Meet the Animals

See more at: www.beckyfalls.com


education A vibrant and forwardthinking community of teachers and learners. Stoke Damerel Community College is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers and learners.

“For Life Not School We Learn”

Founded in 1874, Plymouth High School for Girls is a State selective Grammar school that builds on a long tradition of excellence. Our motto “For Life Not School We Learn” is still relevant today and is at the heart of what drives us forward. It is reflected in the diversity of achievement across the school, which we proudly celebrate. In years 7 to 11 we have 600 girls on roll. Our Sixth Form is open to both girls and boys and has grown in numbers to over 200.

Plymouth High offers a strong, supportive community, providing a sense of warmth and welcome within a safe, stimulating environment. We aim for our students to be confident, creative and caring young adults who are knowledgeable, inquiring thinkers and innovators. We believe in the 3 Rs of respect, resilience and responsibility and all our girls, from the

time they enter the school in year 7, are given opportunities to develop as leaders. We support every one of our students whatever their unique gifts, talents or needs so that they can achieve the highest standards academically whilst developing excellence in areas of their choice; our outcomes at both GCSE and A Level are indicative of this. Students move on from Plymouth High ready to take their place as active citizens in a global society with a lifelong love of learning. Prospective year 7 students and their families are invited to join us at an Open Day event on Thursday 21st June 2018. A welcome address will given by Headteacher Mary Utton at 2pm and 6pm, each followed by a tour of the school offering visitors the opportunity to meet our students and staff.

The College appreciates the individuality and unique strengths and talents of each student and encourages everyone to invest in their education. In our recent Ofsted inspection the inspectors said our school is highly inclusive and takes the needs of all students very seriously. Stoke Damerel takes great pride in the fact that more and more of its students enjoy success at every level. Stoke Damerel seeks to provide the very best educational experience so that all its students can reach their full potential as they become responsible and proactive members of the community. Please arrange a visit to look around our College and get an idea of what it's like to be a student at Stoke Damerel and see just some of the amazing opportunities on offer here. If you are not able to make our open evening, or want to visit the college at another time, contact Mrs Findlay on 01752 556065 or info@sdcc.net.

Scott Medical and Healthcare College is a small, state school training the healthcare and medical professionals of the future. We opened on 4 September 2017 in Plymouth welcoming students from across Devon and into Cornwall. There is a consistent demand for well-trained healthcare professionals and Scott College offers the best of both worlds, offering high-quality teaching of GCSEs and A Levels and state-of- the-art facilities as well as the opportunity for work placements with our outstanding healthcare partners, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth University and Livewell Southwest.

There is a consistent demand for welltrained healthcare professionals.

Admitting pupils aged between 13 and 19, our school is separate and distinct from sponsor college, Stoke Damerel, whilst taking advantage ofbeing part of the Inspiring Schools Partnership multiacademy trust.

Scott College:

Creating Healthcare and Medical Professionals of the future

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Applications can still be made for places in Year 9 and Year 12 and all the details you need are on the Scott College website. Parents and students keen to register their interest in our new school can go to www.scottcollege.co.uk and sign up for updates on the application process and the school’s progress. “I can’t wait to meet our next intake of students and their families to share my vision for the College with them,” said headteacher Martyn Cox.


Stoke Damerel Community College

Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4BD T: 01752 556065

www.sdcc.net

In Year 8 and planning a career in medicine and healthcare? Scott College still has a few places in Year 9...

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Great teaching, excellent pastoral care and support create the perfect learning environment “This is a good school.” Ofsted 2016

Set in a stunning, 44 acre site, students at Eggbuckland Community College Academy Trust experience the perfect learning environment as a result of great teaching, excellent pastoral care and support throughout the College. Visitors to us frequently comment on the welcoming, calm and purposeful atmosphere. In 2016, Ofsted described our students as “immaculate, engaged, positive, enthusiastic and respectful”. ‘Learning Caring Achieving’ is very much at the heart of our ethos; we want our students to really enjoy their time with us, make the most of the wealth of opportunities available to them, and achieve to the very best of their ability.

“Pupils make good progress.” Ofsted 2016 We offer a huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities, from productions in Drama and Music to College teams in twelve different sports. In 2017, we launched our Sports Academy for students in Year 8 and above who have exceptional skills in a variety of sports. Sports Academy students enjoy an adapted curriculum and additional coaching experiences to develop their talent.

attendance and progress. We have a wellestablished reward system, the views of students at Eggbuckland are listened to and there are genuine opportunities for them to shape the future of the College. “It’s easy to make friends here; everyone is so open.” Teigan, Year 7 At Eggbuckland we understand that the move to secondary school is a huge step in a young person’s life. Creating a happy, supportive, exciting and inspirational place to learn and develop is fundamental to future success and we put all our efforts into doing just that which explains why our students do so well both academically and socially. We know that nothing replaces a visit, so do come along to one of our open evenings on Wednesday 13th June or Tuesday 18th September or contact us if you would like to see us in action.

“The school promotes strongly held values which are reflected in the very positive relationships between pupils and staff.” Ofsted 2016 “Teachers look after you and really want what’s best for you.” Connie, Year 11 At Eggbuckland, we recognise that all of our students are individuals and we want them to feel inspired and excited by their education. We are committed to continuing to offer a broad curriculum that includes academic, practical and creative subjects throughout the College. We ensure that students experience high quality teaching in every lesson and that they receive the targeted support that they need to achieve their potential. Each year we are delighted and proud that a very high proportion of our students gain places at the universities of their choice or secure employment and apprenticeships with top employers. “Lessons are very calm.” Alex, Year 7 “My time at Eggbuckland has been amazing – so much support – I couldn’t ask for anything more.” Liam Year 13

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“We have such good opportunities.” Clarice, Year 8 and Sports Academy member A sense of community is important to us. Our pastoral system is organised into six houses with vertical tutor groups. Students meet with their tutor each day and parents have direct access, via email, to their child’s tutor as well as secure access to our Learning Gateway that provides information on homework, positive event logs,

Our website, www.eggbuckland.com, will allow you to book a tour of the College with a senior member of staff, at a time convenient to you, or give us call on 01752 779061. We really look forward to meeting you. @eggbucklandcc @eggbucklandCC


EGGBUCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

“This is a good school” 2016

T H E P E R F E C T E N V I RO N M E N T

Open Evening 6.00pm - 8.00pm Wednesday 13 June th

L E A R N I N G | C A R I N G | AC H I E V I N G For further information, or to arrange a tour during a College day, please contact us: Westcott Close, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, PL6 5YB : 01752 779061 mailbox@eggbuckland.com : www.eggbuckland.com


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School admissions and handy tips

Each school or local Education Authority (LEA) will draw up an admission criteria to decide which children get places in their school. These criteria are different for each school, so you need to do a little bit of homework to make sure you are getting the school of choice. Some handy tips on selecting the right school for your child:

Primary concerns

Success built around positive relationships The next step on the education journey covers the ages 5 – 11.

At Coombe Dean School success is built around develop employment and social skills that Many relationships. primary age schools upthey into (Key 1) and positive It is the heart of are what split we canInfant carry with them.Stage We believe that this believe the heart of what we do. It makes combination will of allow your stage..... child to embrace Juniorand (Key Stage 2) schools. Here is a breakdown each our school a place where students, staff, parents change, to face the unexpected and to be With both child and parent having safely also be expected to punctuate sentences with a and visitors alike feel safe, secure and able to successful. negotiated Nursery/Pre-School, your little one is capital and full stop, and will begin to learn about achieve their ambitions. ready for the next step on the education ladder question and exclamation marks. If we are marks going to unlock your child’s potential, – Primary School. The ‘basic’ school curriculum Success comes in all shapes and sizes at we need to know them and understand their includes the ‘national curriculum’, as well as In Science, they will look at Plants, identifying Coombe Dean: Artist, Musician, Mathematician, unique personalities. We need to find out how religious education and sex education. and naming attheir theirmost Scientist, Technologist, sports person, Historian, they prefer toplants learn and and looking work out basic structure. Animals humans, Geographer, Linguist. Whichever subjects your effective learning styles. including Even before they start The national curriculum is a set of subjects identifying and naming a range of animals and child loves, you can be confident that Coombe with us, we begin this journey of discovery and standards used by primary and secondary understanding how and why they are grouped. Dean staff will nurture and encourage them. We through our primary links and other transition schools so children learn the same things. Everyday By materials, at their properties. will do this in a way that combines academic activities. the timelooking our Year 7 students join It covers what subjects are taught and the excellence with fantastic personal development. us each September, they are not ‘new’ because standards children should reach in each subject. At thealready end of feel Keypart Stage 1, the teacher will This is true for our wide range of clubs, activities they of the Coombe Dean formallyThis assess your child’s performance the and trips. At Coombe Dean, we believe that family. is a feeling that will strengtheninand School like academies and private schools don’t form Aptitude or Assessment children learn vital lessons and skills both inside be at of theSATS heart(Scholastic of their “success built around have to follow the national curriculum but they Test). These assessments to measure and outside the classroom. positive relationships” in theare years to come. must teach a broad and balanced curriculum progression in mathematics, English reading and including English, maths and science. English We live in a global society. Our world is internet We lookgrammar, forward topunctuation welcoming and yourspelling. child and driven and increasingly automated. This means Throughout the state education journey there that tomorrow’s workforce, your children are a series of 'Key Stages' that make up the and our students, will need to be expert in national cirriculum. communication and creative thinking. They will need to understand themselves and know how In Primary education, there are two 'Key Stages': to work with all kinds of different people, possibly from all over the world.

Key Stage One: (Ages 5 – 7)

At Coombe Dean we know that we can bestare The main subjects that are focused on KS1 meet this challenge by encouraging our first students Maths, English and Science. Within the two to be confident, curious learners. This is thelearn years of Primary education, your childs will fuel that drives our teaching and their learning. a variety of skills from counting forwards and Of course, some of theaddition challenges children backwards up to 100, and our subtraction face unknown. The world outside is changing facts are to 20. at an incredible speed. Children today need to be prepared onabout jobs that are going to They will starttototake learn times change fast and may yet. tables through the usenot of even simpleexist multiplication

and division problems. At Coombe Dean, we understand this and we are excited the challenge offers.ofWe Children willby consolidate theirthis learning build on aThey bedrock of encouraged literacy and numeracy; phonics. will be to read a we provide a broad, balanced rangetoofpoems secondary wide range of stories and listen which school and we that our students they willsubjects, start to recite byensure heart. Children will

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helping them grow into a confident, young adult, equipped to achieve their ambitions and motivated to pursue their dreams. At Key Stage two, your 8 year old will start to expand their learning to incorporate 11 subjects. Along with English, Mathematics and Science are introduced; Information and Communication Technology, Design Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education.

Key Stage Two: (Ages 8 – 11)

At the end of Key Stage 2, SATS (Scholastic Aptitude or Assessment Test) papers will be marked externally/independently but will still cover mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

To find out details of each of the LEA primary schools in the Bath and North East Somerset region, visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk

Do your research: Ofsted reports aren't everything. Yes, they can build up a picture of policies and grades but they can also show you how a school can 'perform' over a few days. Talk to parents, talk to children who are currently attending a particular school you are interested in. Location: Schools generally select pupils according to distance, so concentrate on schools reasonably near your home (unless you're applying for a particular faith or independent school or if you are applying under particular health grounds/needs). Pay the schools a visit: As mentioned earlier, Ofsted reports are all well and good but there is no substitute for getting a real feel for each school. This is something that we recommend whether you are joining a primary, secondary school or college. Gauge what the children are doing on your arrival, do they look happy, engaged, interested? Make sure you meet the headmaster/ mistress. Unless there is a very good reason, the head of the school should meet you to talk to you about how great their school is. They are the face of the school and should be its greatest advocate. Be prepared to ask questions, even difficult ones such as what disciplinary issues have their been. What is the schools policy on bullying? Most importantly, will my child be happy?. Will this school give my child the room to grow and develop academically and socially? If the answer is yes to each of these questions, you have probably got the right school for your child.


COOMBE DEAN Year 4/5 Information Evening Thursday 14th June 7pm - 9pm Success built around positive relationships

www.coombedean.co.uk (01752) 482924


The new FordStore at Vospers Plymouth

NEW FORDSTORE NOW OPEN AT VOSPERS MARSH MILLS As part of Ford’s development for the future, the Vospers Ford showroom in Plymouth has been chosen to become a FordStore, one of only approx. 70 stores in the UK offering a whole new way to shop and experience Ford. The FordStore is now open and more than twice as big as the previous showroom, allowing for a stunning display of Ford’s amazing range. The uniquely shaped octagonal showroom at Marsh Mills has been completely updated and will now not only be home to the Ford New Car Sales Team but also the Ford Service Reception; putting everything a Ford customer needs in one convenient location. The innovative new FordStore will be able to display a staggering twenty two vehicles at any one time, including the Ford Mustang, Focus RS and a comprehensive range of new Ford models including Britain’s best-selling car the All-New Fiesta, three different sized SUVs plus the popular Ford Mondeo and the MAX family range. The integration of Sales and Service into a single Ford environment creates a new experience; Ford customers can now explore the latest Ford

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products, discover the latest Ford technologies thanks to the discovery wall, take advantage of free wifi in the new customer relaxation zone, and enjoy complimentary beverages while they wait. The new FordStore will also feature a bespoke Vignale lounge; a luxurious dedicated area for Ford Vignale customers to discover the top tier specification available on selected vehicles in the Ford range. Nick Vosper Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Ford to be amongst this select group of dealers with a new state of the art FordStore showroom which not only looks fantastic, but more importantly allows us to showcase a wide range of Ford product and offer the very best experience for our Ford sales and service customers in the Plymouth area.”

Vignale Lounge


Outstanding sales and service

Easy to navigate

Everything about the new FordStore is designed to make buying a new Ford easy and enjoyable. Vehicles are arranged in distinct ‘family’ zones so you can make quick, side-by-side comparisons. Other zones showcase a particular car which may be newly launched or represent our performance brand ‘ST’. In the Discover Ford zone you can also find out more about Ford vehicles and services in general. Or, if you fancy a little time out, head to the dedicated Relax Zone and enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or other refreshments.

Interactive learning

FordStores feature digital technologies to make learning about our vehicles and services fun and interactive. Using our dedicated App you can explore the Ford range on a tablet. And, where available, the impressive Ford Life Size Configurator lets you configure a Ford at near life size on the nine screen HD Power Wall. Personalise your Ford and then view it, outside and in, from all angles to ensure that it’s exactly what you want.

The very best experience for our Ford sales and service customers in the Plymouth area. Nick Vosper Managing Director

A staggering 22 cars vehicles are displayed at any one time

Marsh Mills Motor Park, Longbridge Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8AY Tel: 01752 636363 | Vospers.com

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Futuristic For Plymouth Vospers Nissan Plymouth have some exciting news for you.....

Their state-of-the-art makeover is now complete and delivers Nissan's core principals of innovation and excitement. The brand new, 21st Century showroom concept, is among the first dealerships in the UK to receive the new Nissan branding and will offer an exciting environment for both customers and staff. After several months of hard work and anticipation, the showroom has been transformed into a welcoming, bright space with plenty of room to explore Nissan’s incredible suite of vehicles and accessories. Stunning ‘halo’ displays overhang some of the models, with large screens displayed around the showroom playing videos of the range in action. New features such as an interactive wall of colour and fabric swatches and a touch screen configuration table are just some of the creative ways customers can experience and design their new vehicles. The integration of Sales and Service into a single Nissan environment creates a new experience; Nissan customers can now explore the latest products, discover the latest technologies, take advantage of free wifi in the new customer relaxation zone, and enjoy complimentary beverages while they wait. There’s even an interactive tablet loaded with fun activities for children to play with!

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Makeover

Nissan Dealership

The open plan layout, bright décor and new waiting area will make a real difference and create an exciting environment for both customers and staff. The new showroom boasts one of the region's most cutting edge car sales environments, with technology and creature comforts combined to enhance the overall customer experience. The state of the art workshops have also been updated and are equipped with the very latest diagnostic equipment. Theaward-winning dealership at Marsh Mills Motor Park is fully accredited for Motabilitycustomers as well as aftersales. Providing all motorists in the Plymouth area options to explore the fantastic range from the practical but stylish New Nissan Qashqai, the sporty and compact All-New Nissan Micra or the stunning and exciting New Nissan LEAF. The stylish makeover feels much more modern and customers will now be able to spend

time in the dealership looking at the cars and experiencing the Nissan brand at their leisure. Kevin Davey, Nissan Sales Manager, said: ”We are incredibly excited for our customers to see Nissan’s new Retail Concept at our dealership. The open plan layout, bright décor and new waiting area will make a real difference and create an exciting environment for both customers and staff. I’m incredibly proud of my team for all of their hard work and look forward to welcoming existing and new customers into our new showroom’. To find out more about the refurbishment or if you have any questions, visit Vospers Nissan Marsh Mills Motor Park, Longbridge road, Plymouth, PL6 8AY, call the team on 01752 636444 or visit the website: vospers.com.

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property Demand remains Safety in numbers high in Gilliland Plymouth Carey Madisonthe Oakley despite ever I don’t think a day has gone by in many years changing weather when I haven’t been asked some variation on

Thinking of selling this Spring? Top tips to get your property noticed. As low interest rates continue to make it a buyers market, those deciding to put their property up for sale may feel that prospective buyers will be cueing up outside the door to buy. Despite the fact that hosuing stock is low at present, sellers will still want to attract the best price for their property, therefore preparing your home for sale is as important now than ever. It’s a well-known fact that properties receive the most interest during the first two weeks, so it’s crucial that you have everything in order for these initial viewings.

First impression count!

We've all heard the saying 'never judge a book by its cover', but when it comes to a new home, many potential buyers will make an immediate decision based on the exterior. Ensuring your property has kerb appeal is one of the most important steps in preparing to sell your home. Remove any unsightly items from view, touch up any areas that need a lick of paint and make the garden an area that buyers can see themselves enjoying.

Cosmetic changes are as good as big ones Unless your home drastically needs a new bedroom, bathroom or kitchen in order to get a sale, then focus on cosmetic changes. Financially, this will make more sense than blowing any potential profit on a complete renovation. As with the outside, repaint any stained walls, fix taps and loose door handles, new cushions and curtains that won't break the bank are all easy on the eye for prospective

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buyers. Remember, the more a buyer feels they need to spend on a new home, the more they will take off your asking price.

Potential buyers will view many properties before making a decision. It is therefore essential that your property stands out from the crowd. Create space

You can be creative in making space in your home. Whether it’s the bathroom, a bedroom or the hallway, a cleverly placed mirror and some strategic lighting can give the impression that rooms are larger and, make the property more appealing to prospective buyers.

Make buyers feel at home

The more a buyer can see themselves living in your home, the easier it is to sell. Make sure each room looks like it is used. Place furniture into vacant rooms, such as desks and a bed. Set the dining table so that the buyer can picture themselves eating with their family. All these actions are helping the buyer picture themselves living in your home.

Stand out from the crowd

Potential buyers will view many properties before making a decision. It is therefore essential that your property stands out from the crowd. It’s sometimes the simplest touches that turn a house into a home and make your property more memorable,

“What is the market like at the moment”. Whether from sellers on valuations or buyers on viewings, everyone wants an indication of which way the wind is blowing property wise. It may be a misuse of the phrase but, when looking at the Bath Crowdedmarket, HouseI once sang a song “4 property always think therecalled is “safety in 1Property day” it was based on the changing inseasons numbers”. professionals might be weather in Melbourne, Plymouth quite occasionally guilty of being rather isn’t bullish with Melbourne butbut weI’d certainly have their forecasts prefer to stickexperienced with easily varying seasonal weather over the last month, obtainable cold hard facts. the usual wind and rain has been accompanied snowI and the hottest April of in a years! Inunusually Januarysby issue, highlighted the start

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UK house sellers lose £ 10,000 on their asking price, says Rightmove Is your household going to be at risk now mortgage support benefit has been axed? The Government have axed the mortgage support benefit which has been provided to low income households since 1948. Support for mortgage interest (SMI) helps those on income related benefits (i.e. pension credit, income support and jobseekers allowance) pay the interest on their mortgage. The funds are sent directly from Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to the mortgage lender.

The Government backed loan does not have to be paid back, although the homeowners can make voluntary repayments if they can afford to. If the property is inherited by someone else, they will be required to repay the loan from any extra available equity if/when the property is sold. If there isn’t enough equity to cover the cost of the loan, it will be written off.

There is a concern that this change may result in tens of thousands of people, many of whom are pensioners, ending up with two mortgages on their property. According to the Government, there are about 124,000 people receiving SMI at a cost of £205 million a year to the taxpayers. Those in favour of the change argue that it’s not the taxpayer’s obligation to subsidise people’s mortgages when many of them struggle to afford the repayments on their own home. The change was announced in 2015 when the Government found the current set-up to be unsustainable and announced plans to stop paying SMI in April 2018. Instead of paying SMI, homeowners will be able to secure a state based loan against the mortgaged property. The loans will function much the same as the SMI but with interest being added every month to the total amount owed.

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According to a recent survey by Rightmove, the average UK house seller gets £ 10,000 less than their initial asking price, with a third of sellers already having to reduce the original rate.

A sensible pricing strategy from the outset could result in a quicker sale and delay the inevitable price reduction. Although the perceived loss can seem quite large, the difference between final listed asking prices and agreed sale figures has increased from 2.8 per cent to 3.3 per cent over the past two years. The survey also concluded that sellers achieve 96.7% of the final asking price. Therefore, a sensible pricing strategy from the outset could result in a quicker sale and delay the inevitable price reduction; which can play into the hands of the buyer and not the seller.

Almost half of those who receive SMI are of retirement age and many have interest only mortgages. There is a concern that this change may result in tens of thousands of people, many of whom are pensioners, ending up with two mortgages on their property.

Although the realisation of 97.6% would suggest a relatively narrow gap between asking and final selling prices, the cuts already made to the original price means the real gap between what homes went on the market for and then eventually sold for is much greater.

The DWP have countered this by saying; “Over time, someone’s house is likely to increase in value so it’s reasonable that anyone who has received financial help towards their mortgage should be asked to pay that back if there is available equity when the property is sold.”

A couple of areas that we should also consider, when looking at these figures are: 1, new list (asking) prices hit another record high of £305,732 in the month to mid-April. 2, these figures are just an 'average' and many properties across the UK sold at the original adking price, or een over in sought-after locations.


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Buy new, not only will you save money, but you’ll also save the environment! According to the House Builders Federation, new build homes are 50% cheaper to run than their Victorian equivalents. New homes adhere to stricter energy efficiency legislation and developers of today are much more mindful of the impact their developments will have on the environment.

Emissions are reduced… By using recyclable materials on the home, the sustainable builds have a much smaller carbon footprint than their predecessors.

Chancellor reports 60,000 first time buyers have already benefited from the stamp duty exemption! It was one of the marquee announcements in Chancellor, Phillip Hammond's Autumn Budget of 2017, a stamp duty land tax relief for firsttime buyers on purchases up to £300,000 with the existing rate of 5% applying to properties between £300,000 and £500,000 Since 22 November 2017, The Chancellor revealed that 60,000 first time buyers have now benefited from the stamp duty exemption. As mentioned, under the new rules, first time buyers purchasing homes under the value of £300,000 are exempt from paying stamp duty and, those who are purchasing in London and other expensive areas, will not pay tax on the first £300,000 of their purchase on properties up to the value of £500,000.

The importance of helping First time buyers get their first home is incredibly important to the overall housing market. It's only by making new homes purchases more achievable, that allows existing homes owners to sell up and take their next step.

A recent report by the Halifax at the start of the year, showed a 6% annual increase on the number of first time buyers making a purchase – meaning the number of first time buyers has reached a ten year high.

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has made a promise to the electorate that she would take “personal charge” of solving Britain's housing crisis and with low mortgage rates, high employment, incentives like the Help to Buy scheme, as well as the stamp duty exemption, young people are finding it easier to get on the property ladder.

On announcing the new policy back in November, the Government predicted that the change to stamp duty would benefit up to 95% of first time buyers. If these early indictions are anything to go by, it is clear that it has already had a positive impact on the housing market.

The importance of helping First time buyers get their first home is incredibly important to the overall housing market. It's only by making new homes purchases more achievable, that allows existing homes owners to sell up and take their next step.

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New homes adhere to stricter energy efficiency legislation and developers of today are much more mindful of the impact their developments will have on the environment. Fuel bills are too… Not only are doors and windows in new builds more robust meaning the house is better insulated and requires less heating. Plumbing is also more efficient, with dual flush toilets reducing water bills significantly. And, let’s not forget about energy efficient lighting and the maximisation of natural light to reduce the amount of artificial light needed, making yet another saving on home owners’ utility bills.

Surroundings encourage a greener lifestyle… Most developments include bicycle storage space and are often close to public transport links - meaning you don’t need to use a car to get around, reducing traffic and pollution in the surrounding area. To not only provide enjoyable communal spaces for residents, but to also cater for the wildlife, many development also feature green space and/or nature reserves ensuring the environment is taken care of.


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The ‘Allrounder’ place to live in Plymouth…. he cricket season is upon us and where best to watch this beautiful, quintessentially English game? Mount Wise of course, home of Plymouth Cricket Club. The grounds are now being prepared in readiness for evening practice sessions and weekend matches. Very soon you will be able to enjoy the cricket from the sidelines, from the balcony of the pavilion, the café or even better, the comfort of your own apartment!

a glimpse of the fantastic views across the city, check out the exclusive motorboats from Princess Yachts in the creek below and spot the Cremyll Ferry on its way over to Mount Edgcumbe! A few steps from here take’s you to the white front door of your apartment.

development and with apartments selling fast it is certainly worth a look. This six-storey apartment building is located on the southern tip of the cricket pitch and comprises 59 one, two and three-bedroom new homes with lift access to all floors. Soon to be completed this phase offers a new style of contemporary living at Mount Wise

This apartment provides a spacious open plan living area from the hallway. A fitted white kitchen with integrated appliances sits comfortably on one wall with full height glazing on the next including sliding doors out onto the balcony. On the other side a large window looks out over the city, Stonehouse Creek and Royal William Yard with Plymouth Breakwater visible in the distance.

Both the ensuite and bathroom are fitted out with Duravit sanitaryware, large porcelain floor tiles and ceramic wall tiles. A washer/dryer has been fitted and cycle stores and refuse stores have been included on the ground floor of the building. The fixtures and finishes have been chosen to provide a fresh and spacious appearance, with clean lines and durability playing a key part of the selection process. A communal heating and hot water system serves the unit, which combined with the energy efficiency standards of a new building seek to minimise running costs and deliver on environmental benefits.

car parking spaces are provided with The new development at Mount Wise Two this apartment together with access to is fast being recognised as one of the visitor spaces for your guests beyond the vehicle barrier at the entrance of the private The new development at Mount Wise is fast premier locations to live in Plymouth. car park. A dual electric car charging being recognised as one of the premier facility has also been installed within the locations to live in Plymouth. Just minutes Just minutes from Plymouth’s City Centre, visitor parking area providing access from Plymouth’s City Centre, with spectacular two cars to be charged simultaneously. river, sea and city views, a historic location with spectacular river, sea and city for Residents will be able to use this facility and mature landscaped grounds all set around views, a historic location and mature with the latest software available. Plymouth’s only remaining cricket pitch it is abundantly clear why people are keen to truly experience this apartment and what landscaped grounds... it is abundantly To move here. Leeward House has to offer please call clear why people are keen to move here. the sales team on 01752 676633 or visit the Leeward House is the latest phase of this

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Two double bedrooms adjoin the hallway each benefitting with further views of the city. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and plenty of space for your fitted wardrobe.

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