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RIVIERA FRINGE FESTIVAL SATURDAY 5th TO SATURDAY 12th JULY 2014 And if you’ve ever fancied yourself as a potential star then visit www.rivierafringe.co.uk/ support-me/ and you could be supporting one of our headline acts! An incredible opportunity and chance to become famous! The ultimate talent search is on. If you’re an act, band, comic, magician, street performer, artist or dance troupe (or any other skill for that matter!) there’s still time to get involved and perform at the Fringe. Please visit www.rivierafringe. co.uk/register to sign up. There so much going on, with more events and specials being added daily, so please Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and be sure to visit us Coming this 5th-12th July the inaugural Riviera Fringe Festival is packed with culture, comedy, music, family shows, magic, street theatre, acrobats, jugglers, art exhibitions, dance, wellbeing and more! Headline acts announced so far need no introduction; Lee Nelson, Milton Jones, Patrick Monahan and Craig Campbell. We have Royal Variety Show star Steve Rawlings, ‘… the best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups…’ The Dark Side of Pink Floyd and fresh from their own TV series Shaolin Team UK. There’s also King of the Fringe wrestling, burlesque, lookalikes, competitions… and you could be one of the stars of the Fringe! Read on to find out how… On July 5th courtesy of Greenway Ferries there’s a fabulous Flotilla with themed

vessels hosting amazing entertainment and attractions, sailing from picturesque Brixham to beautiful Babbacombe and back. That’s if you’re one of the lucky ones to get a ticket for only £6, with 50% going to charity. We’ll be raising funds all week for local charities Rowcroft, Parkinsons UK, THHN and The Mare and Foal Sanctuary! ‘There are over 50 individual shows planned and more in the melting pot, with plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved.’ said Anne George, of Trevor George Entertainments Ltd, the creators of the Riviera Fringe. ‘Look out for our outdoor family fun days in Paignton and Torquay with parades, pirates, music and dance! We’ve wonderful hotels, restaurants, bars and attractions for families to enjoy, including beautiful walks, parks and the amazing Jurassic coastal views.’

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Agatha Christie Festival 2014 Sunday 14th to 21st September 2014.

Each September, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual awardwinning Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890. Since the early 20th century, Agatha Christie has been thrilling readers and TV audiences with her gripping stories of crime and mystery. The statistics behind her life are impressive enough. In her 85 years she wrote more than 80 books, many of them

bestsellers, altogether selling an estimated two billion copies worldwide and making her the best-selling fiction author of all time. Her global appeal is testified to by the fact that her stories have been translated into more than 45 languages. From the intricately plotted storylines and wonderfully created settings of a bygone England, to her two colourful detective characters – Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot - Christie’s work has captured the imaginations of subsequent generations, and continues to be frequently adapted for TV and film. Discover Agatha Christie’s Riviera. But the true story of Agatha Christie’s life is every bit as intriguing and fascinating as her books, and nowhere can you get closer to her legacy than on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Christie was born in the Riviera town of Torquay, and spent many of the most important chapters of her life here, as well as using real places in the area as settings for her murder mysteries. From the Agatha Christie Mile to the Agatha Christie Festival and visits to her beloved estate at Greenway, the English Riviera is the place to discover the real Christie. For more information please visit www.theenglishrivieratimes.co.uk

From the Publisher Welcome to the spring May/ June edition. I hope you enjoy reading the content as much as we have producing it. We are an independent privately owned publication with the sole purpose to bring you the absolute best of the Westcountry and The English Riviera. We focus purely on the brighter positive side of life, which I personally feel has been neglected over the years. We won’t be featuring court convictions or over sensationalised negative news, which impacts on peoples feelings and the local economy. We are a free newspaper covering Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Newton Abbot and all of Teignbridge, Exeter and South Devon. My aim is to make people feel better and more positive about life after reading my paper, not the opposite. Can this be done, but of course, you’re reading it now. We are very pro-family and will be featuring special offers for family attractions and many money saving offers. The paper is printed on improved newsprint 55gms, which holds the inks better and produces a better quality paper, cut neatly and stapled. We believe our readers and advertisers deserve a quality publication. If you have a business in South Devon and would like to have it featured with us and get your message out to thousands of potential customers, we can do this very successfully. Also we offer features and advertorial for businesses that want maximum exposure. In future editions we will be introducing a sport and property section. Every edition we endeavour to publicise the best in local and international news, a theatre and events guide, news from the mayor’s office and loads of great content for you to enjoy. The paper is also available on-line, 24/7 - free of charge. Also in this edition we have exclusives on the highly acclaimed travelling iOrchestra, Agatha Christie Festival 2014, Miss England final 2014 and a review of Miss Devon 2014, The Bid Programme, Party by the Seaside Concert Weekend featuring Aswad, Heatwave, Soul II Soul & UB40, The first Riviera Fringe Festival featuring Milton Jones, Lee Nelson & a host of others, The Red Arrows return to the Bay - where they belong, Babbacombe Festival 2014, Glas-Denbury Festival 2014, Torquay gets acknowledged as a Top Seaside Resort in the UK & Much Much more. If you feel you have something positive to bring to this paper please get in touch. We are currently looking for talented freelance journalists and advertising sales staff. If you have sales and media experience we would like to hear from you. We distribute to thousands of homes in South Devon and the paper is available in supermarkets, shopping centres and town centres in Torquay, Paignton and surrounding areas. If you have a news story or anything you think we would like to publish, please get in touch. Have a great spring,

Jamie Sinclair Publisher All enquires 01803 405572 email info@whatsonsouthdevon.com English Riviera Publications accept no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, illustrations or recorded material Reproduction of any material is strictly forbidden without the express written permission of the publisher.


THE FRINGE IS COMING

From sea to shore, Torbay will be buzzing with the packed week of shows and interactive experiences The Best Shirley Bassey tribute is coming to Brixham Theatre on July 11th. From ‘Stars in their Eyes’ and performances with Shirley Bassey’s orchestra, expect sequins, boas and diamonds… Debbie Farrell is Shirley Bassey! Plus supporting show. Look Good, Feel Good Torbay have a massive wellbeing event with over 40 exhibitors, interactive classes and everything you need to experience some ‘me’ time. Daytime on July 5th. The South-West’s best burlesque company bring an amazing show to the Riviera Centre on 5th July. Top comedy acts feature at the Blue Walnut,

For budding Harry Potter wannabes there’s Marvin’s Magic School, the world’s biggest online e-learning magic school, with top Magic Mentors teaching LIVE. An amazing interactive experience. Limited places available, so book your ticket today. Come and meet Jonty Sparrow (THE Jack Sparrow look-alike), Big Bad Blue Beard and his team of swashbuckling scallywags for the ultimate family show ‘Spectacular Adventure of the High Seas’ 11am on Sunday July 6th. (check out our colouring competition to win tickets for the whole family). Evo-Pro Wrestling bring not one, not two, but Ten Superstars of wrestling to battle out and decide who will be crowned King of the Fringe! Get ready to rumble! 6pm on Sunday July 6th.

Soho Bar (who will be showcasing a special Riviera Fringe cocktail for one-week only!) and bars and venues across the bay host some of the best local music talent. Plus, we have incredible prizes up for grabs in our Open Portrait Exhibition, sponsored by Triton Galleries. Grab your pencils, paints and paper and visit www.rivierafringe.co.uk/ open-portrait-exhibition/ Judged by local high-profile artist Jen Allen, this could be your chance to be commissioned by one of the UK’s leading fine art galleries. Two free family fun days, on Torre Abbey Meadows and Paignton Green will feature great acts and entertainment.

On July 12th we go back in time with Re-Live RiviERA; Torquay Town Centre becomes Memory Lane for a day with interactive Dickensian characters, vaudeville shows, stunning street art and memorabilia, story tellers, music and nostalgia plus exciting children’s workshops. There’s the Fringe Anthem competition in association with Music Mill and Palm FM, written by local musicians, recorded and will be available as a download for charity. The Palace Theatre, Paignton will host variety shows, street acts and more.

This is your chance to shine as a rising star at this year’s Riviera Fringe Festival! Simply complete the online form at www.rivierafringe.co.uk/ support-me/ and let us know about your talent. The winners will perform Live on stage at the Riviera Fringe Festival this July supporting one of our main acts! An incredible opportunity and chance of a lifetime. Whatever your age or ability, if you¹re a singer, musician, juggler, comedian, magician, ventriloquist, dance troupe, spoon-player, football kick-ups supremo, champion cracker eater, poet, artist or beyond... then we want to hear from you. Break a leg! If you’re chosen to go through to the live heats in June, make sure you tell everyone as you¹ll need them to Support You! The winners will be decided by popular vote and judges decision. Our judges are entertainment industry experts, so don¹t delay, enter today. Terms and Conditions Support Me! is owned and run by the organisers of the Riviera Fringe Festival. Successful applicants will be notified by email of Support Me! heats taking place in June. The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Closing date for applications is June 20th 2014.


TO TOWN!

Fringe vibe for a jam for all the family.

Craig Campbell

To see star names Milton Jones, Lee Nelson, Patrick Monahan, Craig Campbell, the incredible Shaolin Team UK, DarkSide of Pink Floyd, The Pirate Adventure show, King of the Fringe Wrestling and more at the RICC then please book your tickets now by visiting www.rivierafringe.co.uk. Prices from only £5. And it’s not too late for you to take part, whatever your age. Enter Support Me or our Paint A Portrait competition, or register to do your own show at the Fringe!

Join me, Big Bad Blue Beard, Jonty Sparrow and me team of reckless swashbuckling scallywags for the Ultimate Family Show! Pirates and heroes, baddies and goodies. Loads a’music, amazing magic, some pretty fine dancing and a few laughs along the way.

Patrick Monahan

Sunday July 6th 11am to 12.30pm at the Riviera International Conference Centre Tickets Now On Sale! All Seats @ Only £5 Per Person from www.rivierafringe.co.uk

Big Bad Blue Beard’s Colouring Competition! Simply ask your little ‘un’s to draw and colour in their favourite pirate, from the movies, books or their own imagination. Take a snapshot and send your entry to jay@rivierafringe.co.uk. One lucky winner will receive four front row tickets to the show! Competition open to 14 years and under. Please provide your name and address when emailing your entry. Closing date for entries 25th June 2014. Winner will be notified by email. Winning picture will be posted on our social media. No correspondence will be entered into. Judges decision is final. Blah, blah, blah!

We’re online at www.rivierafringe.co.uk. www.facebook.com/rivierafringefestival. @rivierafringe.


THE SOUTH WEST... OPEN

PM opens Dawlish rail line The Rt Hon David Cameron MP ... David Cameron: “This is a great day for the hard-working people of Dawlish, and for businesses and commuters across the South West”. After 8 weeks of repairs, the train line at Dawlish - connecting the South West to the rest of the country - reopened in time for the Easter holidays. The line was damaged during the winter storms earlier in the year. As a result, a raft of measures were put in place to help people continue to travel including buses to provide alternative transport, discounted fares and additional flights out of Newquay.

The Prime Minister was present as the line reopened. He said: “This is a great day for the hard-working people of Dawlish, and for businesses and commuters across the South West whose lives have been turned upside down by the devastating loss of their train line. Back in February when I visited the town to see the damage for myself, I promised to do everything I could to get this vital artery back up and running as quickly as possible. I am delighted to say that promise has been delivered today. A promise which says that the South West is well and truly open for business. “The impact of the extreme weather shows the importance of making our railways strong enough to weather any storm. That is why we announced a £31 million package of improvements and asked Network Rail to examine every option to ensure the resilience

of this route, all part of our long-term economic plan to boost business and create more jobs in the region.” Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, said: “Our army of engineers have done an amazing job of putting back together a railway that was ravaged by the elements. They have overcome every obstacle thrown at them, winning many battles along the way to restore this critical piece of the network, ahead of schedule, and in time for the Easter holidays.

“The biggest thanks must be reserved for passengers and local communities and businesses who have been hugely supportive and patient over the past 2 months as we worked flat-out to rebuild this vital rail link. Our focus now moves to the medium and long-term looking at what can be done at Dawlish to make the current coastal route more resilient and, by the autumn, understand what the best viable relief route might be.”


Torquay Top Seaside Resort in the UK Torquay has been voted top seaside resort in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice Awards, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

The first two winners of the prestigious Best Destination in the UK accolade were London and Edinburgh with Torquay in third place as the leading seaside resort and one of only two non-city locations in the top ten. TripAdvisor said, ‘In a list dominated by larger cities, Torquay’s strong showing particularly stands out – placing it higher than any other seaside destination in the UK and one of only two towns to make the top ten (the other being Llandudno).’ Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive of the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) said, “ The positive publicity generated by the annual TripAdvisor awards is huge and definitely something that money can’t buy. I’d like to give my warm thanks and congratulations to all those tourism businesses that have upped their game to bring this remarkable achievement to the English Riviera. Timing couldn’t be better to help ensure another successful season.’ James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, commented, “These awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by those that really matter - travellers themselves. Torquay’s strong

showing, the highest of any town in the UK, is testament to the unquestionable appeal of this seaside destination.” Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. So why did so many travellers actively take time out to write warmly positive reviews about Torquay? Firstly, Torquay has a huge variety of accommodation and offers get great value and a warm welcome for the whole family at all budgets. Torquay’s natural beauty is also exceptional with the whole resort a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark. These delights have not gone unnoticed by international visitors with 17% of Torquay’s staying visitors now coming from abroad. The resort’s links with world-famous Agatha Christie

make it hugely popular and it’s a great haunt for foodies with some of the very best fish in the country coming from Brixham Fish Market at the southern end of the Bay. Torquay has a huge variety of attractions plus a beautiful steam train line and lots of boat trips. In addition to the jaw-droppingly scenic train line into the area, now newly rebuilt, Torquay is looking forward to the opening of its brand new link road which will make access to the English Riviera much easier in 2015. New hotels and restaurants are now queuing up to be part of Torquay’s future with significant inward investment already underway. The stunning new Abbey Sands development just opposite Torquay’s main beach will offer some of the most spectacular views in the country from its luxurious apartments and will include the prestigious restaurant group Le Bistrot Pierre. Other expected developments

include Harbour Hotels’ proposed new holiday complex on Torquay’s beautiful harbourside where a gleaming collection of yachts are clustered, plus a plan to transform Torquay’s Palace Hotel into a major five-star hotel and leisure complex. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks is opening a new restaurant on the harbourside at Torquay. The iconic Agatha Christie Festival held every year here in the birthplace of the world-famous Queen of Crime, has secured Arts Council funding and is being relaunched as an international literature festival. The English Riviera has a growing reputation as a year-round destination of choice with lots to do and see complemented by a warm English Riviera welcome. Hundreds of events and festivals are now listed on the interactive What’s On Calendar of the award-winning destination website www.englishriviera.co.uk managed by the ERTC. For the complete list of 2014 Travellers’ Choice Destinations winners, go to www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ TravelersChoice-Destinations.


News from the Mayors Office Gordon Oliver and his team have been chosen by voters in Torbay to lead Torbay. Gordon was born educated and trained in Torbay, his whole career being in local business mostly running a property management and estate agency business. He has been actively involved in local business and voluntary organisations throughout his life and has a passionate interest in the history of Torbay.

Torbay Council Welcomes Red Arrows return to Torbay. The Red Arrows have confirmed they are returning to Torbay with their spectacular air show on 24th August at 7pm. Torbay Council’s Residents and Visitor Services Team has been working alongside partners across the Bay to secure the arrows for a date this summer, to be a highlight of its annual events programme which this year features D Day 70th anniversary celebrations and a prestigious contemporary arts festival, Doorstep Arts. Mayor of Torbay Gordon Oliver said: “I am delighted that the Red Arrows are returning to Torbay during the Torquay Regatta Week, and that the announcement coincided with Torquay being voted top seaside resort in the Tripadvisor Awards. We will give them a warm Torbay welcome on 24th August when there will be thousands of extra visitors enjoying their holidays at the height of the season, as well as the local people of Torbay that look forward to the Red Arrows’ stunning air display against the backdrop of the English Riviera coastline every year.” The confirmation letter from the Ministry of Defence was received by Torbay MP Adrian Sanders in response to a request to review the decision sent back in February to the Minister responsible for the Armed Forces. .

For many years Gordon represented Torbay on Devon County Council gaining a wealth of valuable Local Government experience in senior Council appointments. With this team of Conservative Councillors he will deliver his “Conservative Promise” to the voters of Torbay, to provide: • Value for Money • Sympathetic Regeneration • A Boost to Local Employment • A Cleaner, Greener Bay • Safety in the Bay Gordon has made two personal pledges to the people of Torbay, • To use half of the mayoral remuneration to create a £30,000 fund to provide grants to voluntary organisations supporting the Big Society. • Change the Mayoral system to be more transparent and democratic

I believe passionately in Community involvement and see this as the way forward to ensure local people are involved in local matters”


Torbay Council welcomes multi million pound luxury resort at Palace Hotel The multi million redevelopment of The Palace Hotel, which could start this summer, is testament to the success of Torbay’s growing reputation as a world class destination for tourism.

The luxury resort and flats development, costing in the region of £90million, is likely to be one of the biggest tourism regeneration project in Torbay for many years. The ambitious development is aligned to Torbay Council’s and Torbay Development Agency’s (TDA) strategy to create a world-class destination for tourism and business by attracting quality schemes that enhance the natural environment and heritage features of the English Riviera. Planning permission was granted in March with unanimous approval from Torbay Council’s Development Management Committee, and the developer, Mapstone Developments Ltd, is working with Torbay Council and the TDA to help deliver the luxury new hotel in tandem with apartments on the site of the existing Palace Hotel. The proposal includes four blocks of flats in a gated, concierge-serviced community linked to the hotel, which will finance a £20million staged redevelopment of the hotel, turning it into a luxury resort which will eventually stretch down

through the 28-acre gardens towards Ansteys Cove to create the Westcountry’s leading high end hotel destination facility and resort. The 137 apartments will be a mix of flats and duplex units (2, 3 and 4 bedroomed) with 270 car parking spaces and private spa and leisure facilities. The development will enable the reopening of Redgate Beach, after it being closed off for 15 years following subsidence, and much needed improvements to the South West Coast Path. The Palace Hotel itself will be extended with new luxury spas, restaurants and swimming pools. The redevelopment of the hotel will increase the accommodation to 160-bedrooms with an extra penthouse storey. The number of jobs on the complex is to increase from 80 to 130 and visitor spend from £1.3m to an estimated £4.5 million in 2019. Wildlife and landscaping in surrounding protected areas will be safeguarded. The plans to improve the section of the south west coast path in the adjacent area of the new complex would

further enhance the visitor offer in Torbay to a wider sector of tourism markets. Work could start on site as early as this summer. Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said: “This very exciting development is just what we need to boost our journey towards economic regeneration with quality tourism as a key target sector. “Clearly we are getting the message across that Torbay is an excellent destination to visit and invest in, which has reaped rewards in attracting this £90million project from Mapstone who have a track record in delivering prestigious developments that enhance the appeal of the wider area. “I look forward to working with Mapstone to develop this prime site into a luxury resort with quality housing - making the most of this unique location on the English Riviera.” Developer Jack Turton, of Mapstone Hotel and Resorts Ltd said: “The redevelopment of the Palace Hotel represents a significant opportunity for the

people of Torquay and the surrounding area. “We plan to make this the leading hotel and resort destination in the South West – with a level of quality and finish that will elevate the property to premier league status and attract valued foreign and homeland tourists.” The Palace Hotel’s managing director, Paul Uphill said: “This is a new phase for the Palace Hotel to respond the changing needs of the tourism market. “The aim is to build on the Palace’s popularity and branch out into new markets. Mapstone will take this grand building into the 21st Century with a complete revamp, whilst retaining its original splendour, which is steeped in architectural features and was once the palace of the Bishop of Exeter. “I have enjoyed managing the Palace Hotel for the last 40 years and look forward to see it being given a new lease of life.” For more information please contact mayor@torbay.gov.uk www.torbay.gov.uk


Richard Hunt proudly presents

SATURDAY 14th AND SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014 A t wo day 80’s inspired music concert on Paignton North Green

Make sure you keep the 14th and 15th June free for this amazing t wo day event featuring bands such as UB40, Aswad, Soul to Soul and Heat wave with more acts to be added. The holiday town of Paignton, on the Devon coastline, has all the ingredients to make our concert one of the best ever. Set on the Green across from the Paignton Pier, our concert promises to get you grooving to every beat! Featuring artistes from yester-year, we can guarantee that you will have the ultimate party experience. With our concert being held over two days, it will be the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Come and experience excellent music, great company and fine food.

Confirmed Artistes Saturday 14th – ASWAD and Soul II Soul. Confirmed Artistes Sunday 15th – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue and Heat wave.

UB40

UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records. Their hit singles include their debut “Food for Thought” and two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number ones with “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band’s version of “I Got You Babe”.

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul are a British musical group formed in London in 1988. They are best known for their 1989 UK chart-topper and U.S. Top 5 hit, “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)”. They have been nominated for five Brit Awards twice for Best British Group.

Aswad

After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best-loved reggae bands. In 1988, Aswad earned international acclaim with their reggae version of “Don’t Turn Around,” which sailed to the No. 1 slot in the U.K. Charts. Still one of the best reggae bands around.

Heat wave

Heatwave is an international funk/disco band. Their most successful songs “Boogie Nights”, Always and Forever and “The Groove

Tickets on sale now! One Day Standard - Ticket either 14th or 15th

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In Association with This event is true summer fun on a grand scale with tickets are already selling fast so book now so you don’t miss out on the music event of the year!

Book Your Tickets Now @ www.ilovesouthdevon.co.uk For more information please contact 01803 213527


Miss England Beauty with a Purpose

MISS ENGLAND FINAL RETURNS TO TORBAY THIS JUNE

The Miss England competition is the most respected beauty title in England. It is the only competition in the country to send its winner to represent England in the Miss World Beauty Pageant. For the second year, the final of Miss England is returning to Torbay with 60 regional beauty queens participating in the 3 day finals. The host hotel for the event is the Puma Imperial Hotel Torquay where all the girl will have the pleasure of staying for the event. The organisers are noted for emphasising the importance of charity work which is now an integral part of the competition at both regional heat level and the national finals. During the last three years, the Miss England competition has raised in excess of £550,000 for various children’s charities using the Miss World’s ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ slogan founded by Julia Morley, now a charity that aims to help disadvantaged children across the world. The current Miss England Kirsty Heslewood is a regular supporter of the Variety Children’s charity having completed the London Marathon for the charity and has become an ambassador for the Selective

Mutism Charity since winning the crown. In 2013, funds raised by Miss England contestants where spent in Torbay to buy a wonderful holiday home for the Torbay Holiday Helpers network . Miss World is still one of the world’s biggest TV shows, filmed by satellite to over 140 countries and has been in existence since 1952. Founded by the late Eric Morley the Miss World contest is currently owned and organised by his wife “Julia.” The event hosts a top prize of $100,000 and every year attracts thousands of entrants in over 120 countries. Prolific winners of Miss World include Aishwarya Rai, Zhang Zilin and Priyanka Chopra who have all since then made themselves wholly successful in the filming and modelling industry. Other famous former Miss World contestants have since made success include Oscar winning Halle Berry and Michelle Yeoh. The current Miss World is Megan Young of the Phillipines. “Angie Beasley” a former model and beauty queen who has organised hundreds of regional and national competitions on behalf of Miss

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World since 1988 is the director of Miss England Limited. Angie has worked tirelessly promoting the competition in this country for over 25 years and in 2011 released her own biography published by “Penguin” about her journey through life and her beauty queen years cumulating in becoming the director of Miss England. The book called “The Frog Princess” is available in WH Smiths, Amazon and all major retailers. The final show promises to be full of surprises, this year is returning with a Rock theme and will include Live entertainment from XFactors Joseph Whelan, the Struts and Edi and the Jetfighters along with a fabulous fashion show style event with contestants showcasing their

magnificent Eco outfits made from recycled materials. The whole event is a show not to be missed in 2014! For more information on how to buy tickets for the final call the RICC 01803 206333 between 9-4pm Monday – Friday For More please visit www.missengland.info


Miss England Rocks Grand final Monday 16th June 2014 6.30pm The final of Miss England returns to Torquay for the 2nd year! 60 Regional Miss England heat winners from across the UK will compete for the title and a place in Miss World which has a top prize of $100,000!

Tickets price ÂŁ95 VIP with Champagne Reception and Dinner ÂŁ50 for balcony seating with buffet Reception 6.30pm @ Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay Devon Booking fee applies Includes entertainment, Eco fashion show and grand final! The Miss England host hotel is The Imperial Hotel Torquay

Call RICC for tickets 7 days a week 9-4pm 01803 206333


The King’s Drive • Torquay • Devon • TQ2 5JE • 01803 293593 torreabbeyenquiries@torbay.gov.uk • www.torre-abbey.org.uk


Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens Re-Opens The Cary family had previously lived here in style, from 1840 they fell on hard times and could no longer keep the Abbey in good repair. In 1930 the family sold the property to the local Council, who turned it into an art gallery with a hospitality suite for the mayor in the south-east wing. The Spanish Barn, adjacent to the house, is so named because it housed 397 prisoners from the Spanish Armada. The Barn is currently used for functions, such as weddings, and exhibitions. Torre Abbey Historic House is an accredited museum owned by Torbay Council with one of the largest art collections in the South West. This includes a large art collection which is rich in 19th century paintings and sculptures. Browse the shop stocked with a range of souvenirs, gifts and books or sit down and enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals in the tearooms. The house, Spanish Barn and Palm House are licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and christenings. Torre Abbey can also cater for functions, corporate hospitality or training events. A varied programme of events takes place at Torre Abbey throughout the year. Tours of the house are available out of hours to groups of 30 or more.

Admissions

Open March 1st 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Day Annual pass ticket

Adults £7.50 £15.00 Seniors £6.25 £12.50 Family £18.00 £25.50 Children £3.00 Garden only £4.00 School Group £3.00 per person (pre-booked) Adult Group £6.00 per person (pre-booked)

For more information please visit torre-abbey.org.uk or phone 01803 293593


‘Designed For Landlords, By Landlords’ The Premier Lettings company is an independently owned, 100% lettings dedicated agency situated in Preston, Paignton. We cover Torbay entirely, as well as bordering locations from Dawlish to Totnes. When the company was founded, our aim was to create an agency which offered clarity and trust to the most experienced landlord, the novice, or even the ever so popular ‘accidental landlord’. The company came about, because after much deliberation it was decided by James Dorman and Kelly Kinnair, that there was a gap in the market for an honest, and well-priced agent who would offer landlords the service they were so obviously craving, yet seldom receiving from supposed market leaders in the area. With more than 30 years combined property market experience, it was decided that the time was right to create such a company. A lot of people still think that the bigger the company, the better the service, yet The Premier Lettings Company have proven to a large number of clients that this is not the case at all, and in fact, quite the opposite.

An important part of our service is simply being at the end of the phone when we are needed, and speaking to the same staff every time you call. Staff who know exactly what’s going on with your property! We do not take weeks to process landlord payments – we pay out daily. This is particularly attractive to selfmanaging landlords who are logging their own deposits. On one such occasion we were informed that it took several months to extract the tenants deposit out of an agent, meaning that the landlord had to use his OWN money to legally log the tenants deposit in time! All of our clients’ money is paid by tenants into a dedicated client account, all of our deposits are sent away to The Deposit Protection Service (not sat in our bank gaining interest!) so they are completely safe until the cessation of a tenancy. In addition we are also members of Devon Landlords Association and The Property Ombudsman. Many letting agencies are unregulated, therefore it was important to us, that if anything ever went wrong, there would be somewhere our clients could go

for help and advice, so that we could be held accountable by a third party. As well as finding many tenants for many landlords, we manage a growing portfolio of properties for landlords overseas or those simply out of the area, or even those who prefer someone experienced and trustworthy to take the strain of the day to day management. So whether you are looking for a tenant find service, or someone to take the reins of an existing portfolio, give Kelly a call today on 01803 393203. We do not charge VAT, our services are free until we successfully let your property, and if you are a landlord with multiple properties we can offer you a great discount on management. Similarly, if you are a landlord with a portfolio which is managed by another agency, we offer a completely free switching service – we will handle everything once we have your instructions! Excellent testimonials are available, so you really do have nothing to lose, and your new tenant to gain!

I would like to say that I was very impressed with the friendly & professional manner, and the speed in which Premier Lettings found me a new tenant for my property. Well done Premier Lettings! I will definitely be using you again and recommending you. Thanks again.” I have been delighted with the advice and service provided by The Premier Lettings Company. They have been professional and efficient and kept me informed at all stages of the letting process from viewing and assessing the property, to meeting prospective tenants and arranging viewings, vetting and acquiring references and providing me email updates. I have previously let the property myself, however, found the process too much trouble and so decided to let through and agency. I am very pleased to have found this company. Kelly has worked hard on my behalf and has been diligent in attaining suitable tenants quickly. Within just 9 days of contacting The Premier Letting Company, tenants were found for my property. I would highly recommend their services; I do not think any prospective landlord would be disappointed!” AM, Torquay


Stress is now the number one reason behind sickness from work - overtaking the common cold as the biggest cause of absence, a report says. How can Hypnotherapy help? One third of It’s not always the situation of an event that makes us stressed, but how we react to that event. Whilst in hypnosis you are in a very relaxed state which allows you to experience the stressful situations while employers are remaining calm. This has the effect of altering the associations between the stressful event and your reactions to it. When you re-experience the stressful event in real life, your reaction to it will be different. now providing One of the guiding principles of hypnosis is that the subconscious doesn’t differentiate between reality strong imagination – take for example a nightmare. You wake up with the sweats feeling edgy and nervous because you think the nightmare has just happened for real. In hypnosis we use that effect to our stress counselling and benefit by putting you into that stressful situation whilst experiencing calm thus re-framing the experience for employees because they Top Stress Busting Tips are increasingly 1 Take regular breaks – it may sound obvious but all too often we focus on what we have to do and worried about try to get it all done in one go, this can cause stress and mistakes. the impact the 2 Learn what you can and can’t control – If something is out of your control why worry about it? on things that are in your control. problem will have 3 Concentrate Eat properly – A poor diet can contribute greatly to stress levels on their business. A report by business information group Gee Publishing says that one in five companies with more than 1,000 staff consider stress to be a “major problem”.

4 Drink plenty of water – If the body is dehydrated then so is the brain thus causing a lack of cohesion at times 5 Relax – It’s OK to take a break 6 Be grateful – All too often we concentrate on bad things and forget about the good, taking time out to be grateful for what you have is wonderful for soothing the soul 7 Exercise – Stress comes from the flight or fight syndrome so get those stressed out muscles working. 8 Do something for yourself – If you have a family or business you may not have time for yourself, make time even if its at the end of the day after everyone has gone to bed. 9 Laugh – You know it makes sense 10 Remember your successes and learn from your failures – If you intend to do something and complete that thing it’s a success even if it’s putting your knickers on the right way round.

If you would like to know more and come along for an initial free consultation please call Chris Fleet on 01803 500300 or please visit www.devon-clinic.co.uk/


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Thursday 19 June Babbacombe – The War Years

FREE Admission. From 7pm. Strictly Over 18s only.

From 10am to 2pm. FREE Admission

Thursday 19 June Rotary Proms Night

Friday 20 June A Devon Cream Tea for CLIC Sargent

Entrance from 7pm. Tickets from www.rotaryevent.co.uk

From 11am to 3pm.

Friday 20 June Oompah Night

Saturday 21 June Torbay Armed Forces Day

Doors open 7pm. Strictly Over 18s only. Tickets from www.babbacombefestival.com

10am onwards. FREE event

Saturday 21 June Midsummer Festival Funk

Sunday 22 June Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Music Festival

Doors open 7pm. Strictly Over 18s only. Tickets from www.babbacombefestival.com

From midday ‘til late. Tickets available from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips

www.babbacombefestival.com All events and information may be subject to change.


Now in it’s Eight year! Here is an insight to what is happening in 2014 Wednesday 18 June – Party Night with 3 Bags Full

Thursday 19 June Rotary Proms Night

Friday 20 June – Oompah Night

An evening of real ale and live music to celebrate the opening night of the Babbacombe Festival Marquee 2014. Come and join us for a fine selection of real ales and ciders and some fantastic summer music from great local band, 3 Bags Full. Find out all about what’s on for the next few days and enjoy catching up with friends in this fantastic venue on the stunning Babbacombe Downs.

This year’s Proms commemorates 100 years since the start of WW1 with classic wartime songs courtesy of the glamorous Rockabellas and magnificent sing-along British anthems led by soprano soloist Donna-Marie Hughes and the Riviera Concert Brass Band. Guests are encouraged to dress the part of either WW1 or WW2, bring hampers and enjoy the best of British with Rotary. Entrance from 7pm. Tickets cost £15 per person or book a table of 10 for £135. For more information visit www.rotaryevent.co.uk or call 01803 325006 or 07909 640416.

It’s Oompah time again and that means a fun night out for all concerned. With fantastic music and audience participation this ever-popular night in the Festival Marquee is always a sell-out so get your tickets early! Featuring the Bavarian sounds of Die Dorf Fest Kapelle, the scene is set for another classic Babbacombe Oompah Night. With roast pork rolls and sauerkraut on sale in the Marquee.

From 7pm FREE Admission

Thursday 19 June Babbacombe – The War Years Find out all about Babbacombe’s role during World War 2. With exhibits, presentations, pictures and plenty of local history experts to talk to the Babbacombe Festival Marquee will feature all things wartime in this look back at the area, the people and the effects. There will also be a guided walk around those areas most affected by World War 2. Refreshments available throughout the event. Do pop in and take a look around. From 10am to 2pm. FREE Admission

Friday 20 June - A Devon Cream Tea for CLIC Sargent With musical entertainment throughout the day why not get together with friends and make this lovely event a must-do on Festival Friday. The event is being put on to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. So, enjoy some delicious treats and help raise some money for a fantastic cause. From 11am to 3pm. £4 per Cream Tea to include home-made scones, strawberry jam, Devon clotted cream and tea or coffee. There will also be a mouthwatering selection of home-made cakes on offer.

£12 per person or just £10 for groups of 10 or more.

Saturday 21 June – Torbay Armed Forces Day Torbay Armed Forces Day is the opportunity for the whole family to gather on Babbacombe Downs and celebrate with our Armed Forces past, present and future. Enjoy live music, exhibits and displays. Show your support and wave your flags whilst watching the Parade at 1pm. Keep your eyes peeled for surprises and look out for our special Spot the Spitfire! 10am onwards FREE event www.torbayafd.co.uk

For more festival information, updates and to buy tickets please visit www.babbacombefestival.com

Saturday 21 June – Midsummer Party in the Marquee After last year’s hugely successful Party Night in the Marquee, the event is back and this year is in aid of local charity, Rowcroft. By popular demand, fantastic band Funkty Dumpty will be entertaining the crowds with their funk, soul and pop music and Palm FM’s Colin Leslie will be blasting out some classics guaranteed to fill the dance floor. With fully licensed bar and delicious BBQ spend your midsummer evening having a ball in the Babbacombe Festival Marquee. Tickets just £10 each and available from www.babbacombefestival.com

Sunday 22 June – Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Music Festival This year’s line-up includes The Land of the Giants and Mama Stone’s House Band. In aid of the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN), tickets will be on sale from Hanbury’s in Princes Street from 1 May. The ticket price will include admission to the Marquee as well as Festival fish and chips from Hanbury’s (available between midday and 6pm). Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for children (aged 3-10). Due to health and safety regulations please note that pushchairs will not be allowed in the main Marquee area. For more information visit www.hanburys.net 01803 314616 From midday ‘til late


@ The Palace Theatre MAY

2nd-3rd T  orbay & South West Festival of Speech & Drama 14th F  oggy & Whit: Givin’ It Gas - The 2014 UK Chat Show Tour 17th Back To Broadway 24th E  very Brothers & Friends Tribute Show 31st Now That’s What I Call A Show - Preview Night

 Torbay & South West Festival  of Speech & Drama

Foggy & Whit

Every Brothers & Friends Tribute Show

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest

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The Ultimate Drifters Tribute

5th The Ultimate Drifters Tribute Show - Save the Last Dance 6th William Shakespeareís Romeo and Juliet 7th The Simon & Garfunkel Story Every Tues, Wed & Thurs from 10th June Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest

BOX OFFICE 01803 665800 www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk


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24th ​Every Brothers & Friends Tribute Show 31st​ Now That’s What I Call A Show – Preview Night

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3rd​ That’ll Be The Day

11th​ Joe Brown in Concert 13th-17th​Avenue Q 21st​John Edward

24th ​Let’s Hang On

27th-31st​ Dreamboats and Petticoats

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2nd-7th​Rock of Ages

24th-28th​Toads SMC – Sister Act www.atgtickets.com/torquay BABBACOMBE THEATRE – TORQUAY - 01803 328385

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Every Tues & Wed​Fantasy Every Thursday​​ West End Now!

4th ​Joe McElderry – Set Your Soul Alive 9th ​Brian Conley

16th ​Sea Fever Event

17th​Shine – Coombeshead Academy 24th​Jukebox & Bobby Sox

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Every Tues & Wed ​Fantasy Every Thursday​​ West End Now!​

7th​ Steve Taylor’s Buddy Holly Rock & Roll Party

5th​The Ultimate Drifters Tribute Show – Save the Last Dance 6th​William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 7th​The Simon & Garfunkel Story Every Tues, Wed & Thurs from 10th June​Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest

www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk

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1st-3rd ​When We are Married by JB Priestly 3rd​ Teignmouth Players Coffee Morning & Bric a Brac Sale 5th ​Sea Cadets – Bingo Evening 22nd​ Volunteering in Health Fashion Show / Pamper Day 24th​ All England Theatre Festival – Semi Final​

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10th​ The Accrington Pals www.carltontheatre.co.uk BRIXHAM THEATRE – BRIXHAM – 01803 882717

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14th​ Steve Hewlett & Friends

1st​ Parrabbola present ‘Half a Cod a Day’ www.batsweb.org.uk

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THE LITTLE THEATRE – TORQUAY – 01803 299330

18th ​U3A Devon Link Musical Extravaganza PALACE THEATRE – PAIGNTON - 01803 665800

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2nd-3rd ​Torbay & South West Festival of Speech & Drama 14th ​Foggy & Whit: Givin’ It Gas – The 2014 UK Chat Show Tour 17th​Back To Broadway

10th-17th​​ Double Cut 7th-14th ​​The Importance of Being Earnest www.toadslittletheatre.co.uk For more theatre and music please visit www.whatsonsouthdevon.com


Torquay & Paignton BIDs Torquay & Paignton Town Centres are in a Business Improvement District. Business Improvement Districts are not-for-profit organisations which aim to regenerate areas and increase footfall.

Torquay & Paignton Town Centres business ratepayers are investing extra money into improving the Torquay & Paignton town centres even further for the benefit of local residents and visitors. The money provides the opportunity to improve the façade

of the town and its cleanliness. The benefits include staging and promoting more events such as markets, food and arts festival, seasonal events including the summer Torbay Festival and the magical Christmas Sparkle. The business ratepayer’s money

Independent Shopping and Family fun by the Please pick one up seaside today! t Relaxed Shopping by the sea t Good Mix of family run shops and national stores t Restaurants & pubs to suit all tastes

For more info: paignton.torbaytowns.co.uk • 01803 555630

creates even more reasons to visit Torquay & Paignton and helps improve the area. We recently caught up with the new General Manager Paul Howard to find out a bit more about himself and the BIDS! JS What is your background? PH I was born in Belgium as my father was serving in the Armed Forces at the time. At a very young age, my dad left the army and we moved to Burnley in Lancashire where I grew up. After leaving school I joined a clerical training scheme with Michelin who had a manufacturing facility in the area at the time. After completing my training I held various administration roles in and around the area and dabbled with sales before pursuing a career in financial services. In 1996 I joined a local Independent Financial Adviser where I stayed for the next 5 years, training and working my way up the career ladder. Unfortunately, I was made redundant from this company due to a restructure but was encouraged by the Managing Director to apply for another position with a local company much like the Torbay Town Centres Company called Initiative Burnley, of which he was Chairman at the time. Initiative Burnley was the umbrella organisation that housed the Burnley Town Centre Management scheme at the time and the rest is history. I started working for Initiative Burnley and Burnley Town Centre Management on the

events and marketing side, having a great time organising hot air balloon festivals and Christmas Switch On’s before an opportunity came up with one of the projects managed by Initiative Burnley called Padiham Life. Padiham is a small town within the Burnley borough and had recently been granted a substantial sum of money from the North West Development Agency to kickstart a number of regeneration projects within the area. My specific role was to deliver town centre initiatives such as shop front improvement grants and providing direct marketing support to independent retailers. Many of the projects I started are still in operation many years later and have now been taken on by a voluntary group of traders. As much as I enjoyed my work in Padiham, this was a set term contract and was coming to an end so I started to look for opportunities across the country when I saw the position of Town Centre Manager in the Midlands. I relocated to Burton on Trent in 2007 and remained there until the end of 2013 when I relocated to Torbay where I now live in Livermead with my wife and two children. JS What are the economical benefits for businesses within the bid programme? PH Business Improvement Districts exist solely to deliver the visions and aspirations of the business community in which they operate. At the very early stages


of developing a Business Improvement District, the business community is asked to highlight what it sees as the priorities for the area in which they operate, whether that is cleaner streets or community safety. We generally see common themes develop around BID’s and these are usually centred around cleaner, greener and better promoted centres with many opting to enhance the number of events. The businesses vote on the resulting business plan with a successful ballot resulting in a supplementary levy to provide the finances to deliver this plan over a specified term. Shopping centres and retail parks charge what is known as a service charge to provide all the services you see within these areas such as cleaning and security so a Business Improvement District is really about emulating the success of these areas using a contribution from all and giving them a say in how it is spent. JS Any goals or ambitions you have with this current project? PH As I’m new to the area, I am keen to make sure we deliver what we are supposed to be in the

business plan, and that we do this in an open and transparent manner. I have already made a number of changes to how we process information internally which will make it much easier for us to answer questions and share details. My ultimate aim of course is to secure a renewal ballot in 2015. JS As you are relatively new what would you like the businesses to know about you personally? PH If anyone would like to meet up for a coffee and a chat, please get in touch. We’re all in this together and the only way we gain a competitive advantage is by working together. Increased visitors to the town means more money going into the tills which, when you strip everything else away is exactly why we are here. Creating a pleasurable experience for visitors to the town centre is my number one priority.

For more information on the BID Programme and updates on events please visit www.torbaytowns.co.uk We will have regular features and updates on the Bids throughout the year!


The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows have confirmed they are returning to Torbay with their spectacular air show on 24 August at 7pm. Team History

The 1950s and 1960s were the heyday of Royal Air Force jet aerobatic display teams. By the mid-60s almost every Flying Training School, and several operational squadrons, had their own teams. So much time, effort and money was being expended on these non-established tasks that the Royal Air Force eventually decided to disband them all and form a single, full-time professional team. Thus, in 1964, the Red Pelicans flying six Jet Provost T Mk 4s became the first team to represent the Royal Air Force as a whole. In that same year a team of five yellow Folland Gnat jet trainers, known as the Yellowjacks, was formed at No 4 Flying Training School at Royal Air Force Valley in north Wales, led by Flight Lieutenant Lee Jones. The following year Jones was posted to the Central Flying School (CFS) to form the Red Arrows. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), the formal name of the Red Arrows, began life at RAF Fairford in Glouces­tershire, then a satellite of CFS. Initially there were seven display pilots and ten Gnat jet trainers. The name ‘Red Arrows’ was chosen to combine the appeal and expertise of two earlier teams, the famous Black Arrows and the Red Pelicans.

Red Arrows’ first display season!

In their first season, 1965, the Red Arrows flew 65 displays in Britain, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany, and the Team was awarded the Britannia Trophy by the Royal Aero Club in recognition of its outstanding contribution to British prestige in the field of aviation. When the Royal Air Force decided to retain the Team for 1966, two spare pilots were established but the Team continued to fly just seven aircraft in most displays. The first display with 9 pilots was in July 1966 for the benefit of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The practice of carrying spare pilots proved unsatisfactory because the display was so specialised that each position had its own demands. To be of any use at all, the spare pilots had to be capable of filling any position at very short notice. Thus, they required more training than any other member of the team and, as a result, became more skilled. Not surprisingly the spares became dissatisfied with their roles as reserves.

Diamond 9

The Red Arrows flew nine aircraft in displays from time to time from mid-1966 onwards, but it was not until 1968 that the Team was officially increased in size to nine. Although there was nothing new in flying nine aircraft in a diamondshaped formation, the Red Arrows’ perfectly symmetrical Diamond Nine quickly came to represent the peak of precision flying and it was eventually registered as an official trade mark.

The Hawk arrives...

The Red Arrows took delivery of the British Aerospace Hawk trainer in the autumn of 1979 and during that winter the pilots converted from the Gnat and worked up a display using the new aeroplane in time for the 1980 display season. Since being introduced into service with the Red Arrows, the Hawk has taken the Team on tours of eastern and western Europe, the USA and Canada, the Middle and Far East, Africa, the former Soviet Union and Australia. The 4000th display flown in the Hawk was at Royal Air Force Leuchars’ Battle of Britain Airshow in September 2006. Since the Team’s creation in 1965, the Red Arrows have flown over 4,000 displays in 52 countries. Today the Red Arrows are renowned throughout the world, acting as ambassadors for Great

Britain when displaying overseas. They also support UK industry by demonstrating the capabilities of British equipment and expertise.


Glas-Denbury Music Festival ’14

Glas-Denbury is a unique Devon festival with something for everyone.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit www.glas-denbury.co.uk @glasdenburyfest Emma Twamley, Festival Organiser 07793864183 glasdenbury@gmail.com

Taking place on Friday July 11th and Saturday July 12th at Fairfield Farm, Denbury, just outside of Newton Abbot, it’s an event that brings together families to appreciate music, entertainment and idyllic surroundings. A truly happy event, one of the friendliest you will ever find, with a wonderful atmosphere – “A little piece of Sunshine” Glas-Denbury boasts a fantastic line-up of local artists and headliners from all over the country. The Main Stage, hosted by local well known compere Mr Will Smith from Complete Independent Estate Agency, is headlined on the Friday night by the worldwide No1 80s hit band Dr & The Medics bringing their huge hit “Spirit In the Sky” to Devon! On the Saturday night headliners Electric Swing Circus bring the best of electro swing and throughout the weekend the line up includes Indie swing from The Fresh Dixie Project, Reggae and Afrobeat from Hot Dub, energetic Ska band Shoot The Moon, global winners of Battle of the Bands Firekind, inspirational blues performer Jay Tamkin and local bands Society Rocks, Hysteria, The New Lights, Empire of Fools and lots more. The acoustic stage features upcoming artist Owen Penrice, Cydney Brown, Go Tell Alice, Josie Lloyd and musicians from all over the local area and further afield too. The unique fun and mischief of The Magic Hat Stand takes over the Dance tent on the Friday night with their kaleidoscope of radiating colours enticing you to choose a fabulous hat, wear a silly moustache

and cover yourself liberally in glitter, then on the Saturday the dance tent hosts a great line up of DJs including Dialate & Stewart Noise. The new Vaudeville & Chill stage hosted by local spoken word performer Graham Chilcott, offers a chance for the open minded of you to allow your mind to wander and play in whimsy and watch beauty unfold before your very eyes. The Power of words introduces a poetry slam and comedians on the Friday night with the Saturday hosting some of Devon’s finest wordsmiths, poets and storytellers including amongst others Jimmy Tamley, Jack Dean, Daniel Haynes, Robert Garnham, Jackie Juno and Malaika Kegode. The best of Devons family Entertainers will be with us too including Jungle Jim and his wild and whacky puppets, Elfic the Jester, Circus and Hula Hoop workshops, Auntie Moos Guernseys and Torbay Owls. With great food choices, bars serving real ale, cider and more and traders selling a wide range of festival goodies and crafts, Glas-Denbury has something for all the family. Tickets are on sale now and children under 12 go Free!


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Penguins are popping up all around Torquay harbour. The cheeky six inch characters have been spotted in an assortment of shops and businesses. Mini plaster of Paris penguins have been decorated in a range of dazzling designs by staff and volunteers at Torquay’s coastal zoo and put on show in shop windows around the inner harbour, forming a fun trail to follow. The trail runs from May half term to September. Hayley Gibson, from Living Coasts, explained: “Living Coasts is the home of the penguin, so it’s fitting for our trail to feature this fabulous little bird. Pick up a trail sheet from Living Coasts or any of the businesses taking part. Look for the posters displayed with the penguins. Each poster has a letter on it. When you have all the letters, make a relevant phrase and hand your answer in at Living Coasts. When the trail ends in September we’ll select a winner – the prize is a Living Coasts penguin feeding experience.” The trail echoes the successful Great Gorilla Trail run by Living Coasts’ sister zoo Paignton Zoo last year. “The penguins have really brought out the artistic skills of our team! We hope people will come down to the harbour, have fun following the trail and enjoy the wide range of shops and businesses found here.” At Living Coasts you can mingle with the free range penguins and watch them both on the beach and in the water. Torquay’s coastal zoo is also home to seals, wading birds, exotic fish, seahorses, auks and more. Visitors can book to feed the penguins and those with the right qualifications can scuba dive with the penguins.

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Two winners chosen to represent the beautiful English Riviera in the next Miss England

The final of Miss Devon was held on Easter Saturday at the Imperial Hotel Torquay. The event, which was organized by Linda Hill of the Torbay Tourism Association in association with Sandstorm Luxury, was a roaring success after an audience of 300 guests packed the Torbay Suite of the Imperial. 18 Devon Beauties participated in the final, which included; Charity, Eco, Sports, Beach Beauty, Talent, Evening wear and Interview rounds. And, to mark the Easter occasion all of the contestants participated in an Easter bonnet parade which the

girls had made themselves from recycled materials. In the lead up to the final the contestants were given the difficult task of raising funds for various charities to prove they are Beauties with a Purpose and they organized their own charity events around the county. In excess of £5,000 was raised by them for various charities. There was success on the evening of the competition for three local Torquinian girls, namely; Harriet Shapter who was 1st runner up. Harriet also won a special award from local business Genting Casino, Abbey Heywood who won the Miss Popularity award sponsored by Anderton and Rowland, Fredi Wright who won the award for Miss Torbay Tourism, also Caitlin Milligan who

won the Sportswoman award and Emma Lea Thorpe who won Top Model award. All five girls’ journeys are still ongoing as they have qualified to go onto the Miss England semi finals which are being held on 19th May at Kelham Hall, Newark. The winner of Miss Devon 2014 is Hayley Wood aged 21. Hayley is a psychology student and she told the judges how she bathed in a bath of beans and raised over £1,000 for her chosen charity. Hayley was also voted as the Sandstorm Beach Beauty winner following the Beach Beauty shoot held several weeks earlier. The judges found it difficult to choose an overall winner and decided to award a new title called “Miss English Riviera” to

Leanne Ward (24) from Torpoint who was the top fundraiser in the contest. Leanne completed the London Marathon last week and raised over £2,000 for the Lady Taverna’s charity. Now both young ladies will go forward to the Miss England grand final which is being held in Torquay at the Riviera International Conference centre Torquay on the 16th June. The winner of the final will win a prize package worth £25,000 including a luxury holiday to Mauritius and the opportunity to represent England in Miss World which has a top prize of £100,000. For more details please contact; Linda Hill - 07776 252220 01803 213527 linda@torbayhospitality.com


What’s On • Events Guide • Days Out • Live Music • Sport • Festivals • Quiz • Karaoke • Dance MAY WEDNESDAY 7TH 7.45 Man City v Aston Villa, 7.45 Sunderland v W.B.A. @ The Cider Press, Torquay - 01803 212338 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Accoustic Sessions with Rich Cottell @ Rock Garden, Torquay - 01803 200558 Jam Night with Scott, Nigel & Jai @ The Lime Tree, Paignton - 01803 394583 3BF @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @Aztec Studio, Torquay www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 8TH Sound Bites: Taiko @ The Bistro, Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 7pm. £15 including supper. Booking essential. Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Mercedes @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 FRIDAY 9TH Steve Parr @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay - 01803 316200 Kit Holmes + special guests - £8 (seating) £12 (VIP seating)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435 4 Rocks Sake @ Alberts Bar, Torquay 01803 400115 The Queen’s Arms folk night with Swashbuckle @ The Queens Arms, Brixham - 01803 852074 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 Live Music @ Applebys Bar, Torquay 01803 299332 Dirty Strings @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Rockology @ The Crown ‘n’ Anchor, Brixham - 01803 853570 Live Music @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 ‘Thank George it’s Friday’ Party Night! @ The Clocktower, Torquay - 01803 294334 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Plymouth City Centre, The Piazza more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Karaoke with Fliss @ The Haywain, Torquay - 01803 606558 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 10TH Hi life @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay 01803 316200 The Crazy World of Arthur Brown + special guest Sienna & Secrets For September - £16 (standing) £22 (VIP seating)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435 The Storming Norman Band @ The Queens Arms, Brixham - 01803 852074 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 3’s a Crowd @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Jai Rocks @ The Haywain, Chelston, Torquay - 01803 606558 These Reigning Days @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Plymouth City Centre, The Piazza more info www.iorchestra.co.uk SUNDAY 11TH Torbay Police Choir -Tickets £8 including tea and biscuits 7.30pm @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 3.00 ‘’SUPER RED BUTTON SUNDAY’’ @ The Cider Press, Torquay - 01803 212338 Live Music @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Live Music @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 iOrchestra –The Big Finish – Live Open Air Concert @ Plymouth City Centre, The Piazza more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Video Quiz with John Hogarth @ Grand Central, Paignton – 01803 555151 Quiz Night @ The Haywain, Torquay 01803 606558

MONDAY 12TH Jam Night with Main St. @ The Haywain, Chelston,Torquay - 01803 606558 UK Karaoke @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047

The Banquet @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Jon Clare & The Dough Boys @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Jai Rocks @ The Embassy Tavern, Paignton 01803 550015 80’s Disco with Alan @ The Haywain, Torquay - 01803 606558

TUESDAY 13TH Open Mic Jam Night from 9.30 with Barney & Dean from 3BF @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Quiz Night @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047

SUNDAY 18TH South West Autosport Show @ Newton Abbot Racecourse – Call 01752 923512 www.southwestautosport.com Friday Night Out @ The Yellow Rooms, Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325845 £3 (enablers free). 7pm Rock N Roll – The Sneakers live on Stage £5pp @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – 01803 213232 Live Music @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Live Music @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Video Quiz with John Hogarth @ Grand Central, Paignton – 01803 555151 Quiz Night @ The Haywain, Torquay 01803 606558

WEDNESDAY 14TH Welcome English Riviera Training Days @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay 01803 299992 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Acoustic Sessions with Rich Cottell @ Rock Garden, Torquay - 01803 200558 Jam Night with Scott, Nigel & Jai @ The Lime Tree, Paignton - 01803 394583 3BF @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 15TH Hannahs Marvellous Pudding Club @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - £25 a person including sharing platter main and a handpicked selection of five delicious deserts. Booking absolutely essential. - 01626 325825 Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie – Lilactime Dance@ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Soft Toy Heroes & The Lost Boys @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 FRIDAY 16TH Friday Night Out 70s Special @ The Yellow Rooms @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - £3 (enablers free). 7pm. 01626 325845 Anais Hay @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay 01803 316200 Kast Off Kinks + special guests - £10 (standing) £15 (VIP seating)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435. 4 Rocks Sake @ Coach House, Paignton 01803 558766 Rock N Roll – The Sneakers live on Stage £5pp @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – 01803 213232 Emily Howard @ Charlies Live Lounge, Exeter 01392 499888 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 Chique @ Applebys Bar, Torquay 01803 299332 3BF @ Rock Garden, Torquay - 01803 200558 Rockology @ D.T’s, Torquay - 01803 203511 Hot Candy @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 ‘Thank George it’s Friday’ Party Night! @ The Clocktower, Torquay - 01803 294334 Karaoke with Fliss @ The Haywain, Torquay - 01803 606558 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 17TH Sound Bites Teatime Special: Becky Adams @ The Bistro, Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 6pm. £15 including sandwiches, cake and a glass of wine or Pimms - Booking essential Jonathan Mark @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay - 01803 316200 The Urban Folk Quarter + special guests - £8 (stalls seating) £12 (VIP seating)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435 Maggie Duffy@ The Queens Arms, Brixham - 01803 852074 Join Angus & Nick for a Great Saturday of Salsa Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Angus 07771 666119 Rock N Roll – The Sneakers live on Stage £5pp @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – 01803 213232 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332

MONDAY 19TH Jam Night with Main St. @ The Haywain, Chelston,Torquay - 01803 606558 UK Karaoke @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 20TH Paul Hollywood – Get Your Bake On @ Plymouth Pavilions – 0845 146 1460 Open Mic Jam Night from 9.30 with Barney & Dean from 3BF @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Quiz Night @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 WEDNESDAY 21ST Sally Morgan @ Plymouth Pavilions – 0845 146 1460 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Acoustic Sessions with Rich Cottell @ Rock Garden, Torquay - 01803 200558 Jam Night with Scott, Nigel & Jai @ The Lime Tree, Paignton - 01803 394583 3BF @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 22ND Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 The Riviera Dogs @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 FRIDAY 23RD Roo McKeller @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay - 01803 316200 Green Haze (Green Day Tribute) in The Loft @ Charlies Live Lounge, Exeter - 01392 499888 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 The Banquet @ Applebys Bar, Torquay 01803 299332 AJ & Elliott @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Stilyano @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Acoustic Strawbs plus support by Janet Ventre £15pp @ TUFC Plainmoor, Torquay Sharon Cox 07837708406 ‘Thank George it’s Friday’ Party Night! @ The Clocktower, Torquay - 01803 294334 Karaoke with Fliss @ The Haywain, Torquay - 01803 606558 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047

SATURDAY 24TH Dawlish Celebrates “Let’s all go down the Strand” There will be entertainment for everyone including brass bands, punch & Judy, face painting, bouncy castle and a few surprises along the way! @ The Strand, Dawlish BrixFest @ Brixham Quay/Town Centre 07739643403 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay 01803 299992 Jason Howard @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay - 01803 316200 Drew Millin @ The Queens Arms, Brixham 01803 852074 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 High Tides @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Jai Rocks @ The Old Albert, Torquay 01803 414337 Duke Johnson & The Scorchers @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 SUNDAY 25TH National Pool Lifeguard Qualification @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay 01803 299992 25 May, Fairy day @ Greenway - 2-4pm, £3 child Join Fairy Queen Camellia and the flower fairies of Greenway for another fun filled afternoon of adventure. Those pesky pirates have been causing the fairies trouble again! Normal Admission Charges Apply, no need to book Party in the Park - Family fun and great music @ The Lawn, Dawlish www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk BrixFest @ Brixham Quay/Town Centre – 07739643403 Torbay Classic Powerboat Race @ Haldon Pier, Torquay Hannahs Comedy Club @ The Yellow Rooms, Hannahs@Seale Hayne - Bar open 7pm. Entertainment 8pm. £10. Booking 01392 325825. www.wegottickets.com Bank Holiday Special featuring Moon Dog & The Moon Folk @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Triple Threat @ Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Rockology @ Brixham Holiday Park, Fishcombe - 01803 853324 Live Music @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 Video Quiz with John Hogarth @ Grand Central, Paignton – 01803 555151 Quiz Night @ The Haywain, Torquay 01803 606558 Dancing with Henry & Jeanie @ Royal Seven Stars, Totnes – 01803 325905 MONDAY 26TH The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone. Torbay Classic Powerboat Race @ Haldon Pier, Torquay Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 Jam Night with Main St. @ The Haywain, Chelston,Torquay - 01803 606558 UK Karaoke @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 27TH The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone. Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 Open Mic Jam Night from 9.30 with Barney & Dean from 3BF @ The Cider Press, Torquay 01803 212338 Quiz Night @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047


What’s On • Events Guide • Days Out • Live Music • Sport • Festivals • Quiz • Karaoke • Dance WEDNESDAY 28TH Making homes for wild animals @ Coleton Fishacre - 2-4pm, £3 child – Join the countryside rangers to learn how to make homes for wild animals - great fun for all the family and one of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Normal Admission Charges Apply, no need to book Brixham Fish Market Tours @ Brixham – 07410 617931 Christian Talk Group @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay - 01803 299992 The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone. Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 Acoustic Sessions with Rich Cottell @ Rock Garden, Torquay - 01803 200558 Jam Night with Scott, Nigel & Jai @ The Lime Tree, Paignton - 01803 394583 3BF @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 29TH The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 - Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone. Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 The Best of Brighton Folk: Carrie Tree & House of Hats - £7 adv / £9 on door (Seated)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435 Soda Suite Salsa @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – Call Nick 07821 911383 MBP @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 FRIDAY 30TH The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 - Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone. Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 Noteable @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay 01803 316200 Little Mix @ Plymouth Pavilions – 0845 146 1460 3BF @ The Grosvenor Hotel, Torquay - £10pp – 01803 206008 The Perfect Strangers in The Loft @ Charlies Live Lounge, Exeter - 01392 499888 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 Who’s in the Room with Norman @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 Harbour @ The Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Mafia 4 @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton 01803 555000 ‘Thank George it’s Friday’ Party Night! @ The Clocktower, Torquay - 01803 294334 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Karaoke with Fliss @ The Haywain, Torquay - 01803 606558 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 31ST National Pool Lifeguard Qualification @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay 01803 299992 The Amazing Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne - 01626 325800 Clue sheets available from Hannahs Gift Shop. £2 including a prize for everyone.

Hannahs Adventurers Club- Different Activities to keep the kids entertained 10am – 12pm. £3. Booking essential @ Hannahs@Seale Hayne 01626 325825 Shakespeare in the Quad @ The Quad Hannahs@Seale Hayne. Barbecue from 6pm, play from 7pm – 9pm.Tickets £10 are available from Hannahs, our charity shop in Newton Abbot or by calling our booking line on 01626 325825 Miss Ivy’s Revival @ Cockington Court, Torquay - 07739 033476 Torquay Skittles League @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay - 01803 299992 Midnight Affair @ The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay - 01803 316200 House DJ from 7pm @ Applebys Bar, Torquay - 01803 299332 BLISS LGBT PARTY - Starring Kitty Brucknell + 80s DJ set from Madame Souza - £10 (standing) £15 (VIP seating)@ South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes - Box Office 0844 888 0435 Craig Ayres @ The Queens Arms, Brixham 01803 852074 Spring Burlesque Show – Several Great Burlesque Acts £10pp @ Club Rainbow, Torquay – 01803 213232 The Banquet @ The Rock Garden, Torquay 01803 200558 Jason Howard @ The Spinning Wheel, Paignton - 01803 555000 Skool dayz @ The Embassy Tavern, Paignton - 01803 550015 iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk 80’s Disco with Alan @ The Haywain, Torquay 01803 606558

JUNE SUNDAY 1ST iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Miss Ivy’s Revival @ Cockington Court, Torquay - 07739 033476 Art Boot Sale - the only rule is you can only sell art produced by YOU! Traders places are limited to 30 spaces and cost £10 each. @ Seale Hayne - Booking essential - please email anna.gilroy@discoverhannahs.org MONDAY 2ND iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 3RD iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 WEDNESDAY 4TH iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk BMAD Bike Nights @ Paignton Green, Paignton – 07897 551674 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 5TH iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 FRIDAY 6TH iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Occombe Beer Festival @ Occombe Farm, Paignton – 01803 520022 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 7TH iOrchestra Re-Rite @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay more info www.iorchestra.co.uk Occombe Beer Festival @ Occombe Farm, Paignton – 01803 520022 SUNDAY 8TH iOrchestra Presents a FREE LIVE Open Air Concert @ Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay – www.iorchestra.co.uk Jazz club @ Coleton Fishacre - Call 01803 842382 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ Coleton-fishacre to book

MONDAY 9TH Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 10TH Plant & Waste Recycling Show @ Paignton Green Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 WEDNESDAY 11TH Plant & Waste Recycling Show @ Paignton Green BMAD Bike Nights @ Paignton Green, Paignton – 07897 551674 Brixham Fish Market Tours @ Brixham – 07410 617931 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 12TH Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 Sound Bites: Hive Talking £15 including supper - Booking essential @ Hannahs at Seale Hayne – 01626 325825 FRIDAY 13TH Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 14TH Party By The Seaside @ Paignton Green – more info 01803 213527 www.ilovesouthdevon.co.uk Miss England 2014 Finals @ The Riviera International Centre, Torquay SUNDAY 15TH Party By The Seaside @ Paignton Green – more info 01803 213527 www.ilovesouthdevon.co.uk Miss England 2014 Finals @ The Riviera International Centre, Torquay Father’s Day Lunch £16.95 @ The Bistro, Hannahs at Seale Hayne – 01626 325825 Father’s Day @ Greenway - 12-1.45pm and 2-3.45pm, £19.95 adults, £12.95 children (under 12) Treat your dad this Father’s Day, with lunch in the heart of Greenway; the House Kitchen. As well as two courses of delicious food, your dad will get a free bottle of beer. Normal admissions apply; please pre-book your parking space. Call 01803 842382 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway to book MONDAY 16TH Miss England 2014 Finals @ The Riviera International Centre, Torquay Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 17TH Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 WEDNESDAY 18TH Party Night with 3 Bags Full @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay www.babacombefestival.com BMAD Bike Nights @ Paignton Green, Paignton – 07897 551674 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 Torquay Uniteds Exclusive Breakfast Club 2 @ TUFC, Plainmoor For further information contact Sharon Cox 07837708406 or email shaoncox@torquayunited.com THURSDAY 19TH Babbacombe – The War Years From 10am to 2pm. FREE Admission @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - www.babacombefestival.com Rotary Proms Night @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - For more information visit www.rotaryevent.co.uk or call 01803 325006 or 07909 640416

Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie @ Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 Hannahs Rather Marvellous Pudding Club - £25pp including sharing platter and a handpicked selection of five delicious deserts. Booking absolutely essential. @ Hannahs at Seale Hayne – 01626 325825 Gypsy Fire + Special Guests @ The South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes – Box office 0844 8880435 FRIDAY 20TH A Devon Cream Tea for CLIC Sargent 11am to 3pm. £4 per Cream Tea to include home-made scones, strawberry jam, Devon clotted cream and tea or coffee@ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - www.babacombefestival.com Oompah Night- £12 per person or just £10 for groups of 10 or more. @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - www.babacombefestival.com Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 Friday Night Out £3pp @ The Yellow Rooms Hannahs at Seale Hayne – 01626 325825 The Dig by The Candlelight Theatre Company £20pp @ TUFC, Plainmoor For further information contact Sharon Cox 07837708406 or email shaoncox@torquayunited.com SATURDAY 21ST Torbay Armed Forces Day 10am onwards FREE event www.torbayafd.co.uk @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay www.babacombefestival.com Midsummer Party in the Marquee Tickets just £10 each @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - www.babacombefestival.com Penguin Ball @ Living Coasts, Torquay – 0844 474 2226 SUNDAY 22ND Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Music Festival From midday ‘til late @ The Babbacombe Festival, Torquay - For more information visit www.hanburys.net 01803 314616 MONDAY 23RD Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 TUESDAY 24TH Fitsteps - 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot -www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 WEDNESDAY 25TH BMAD Bike Nights @ Paignton Green, Paignton – 07897 551674 Brixham Fish Market Tours @ Brixham – 07410 617931 Just Jhoom! 10am - 11am @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Fitsteps 1.30pm - 2.15pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay, Adult Streetdance 6pm - 7pm @ MF Studio, Barton, Fitsteps 8pm - 8.45pm @ Aztec Studio, Torquay -www.so-street.co.ukAmy 07791 625047 THURSDAY 26TH Ballroom Dancing with Henry & Jeanie ‘Flaming June’ @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay – 01803 325905 Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 FRIDAY 27TH Just Jhoom! 7pm - 8pm @ Danceworks, Newton Abbot & 7-8pm at Aztec Studio, Torquay - www.so-street.co.uk- Amy 07791 625047 SATURDAY 28TH Hannahs Comedy Club £10pp @ The Yellow Rooms Hannahs at Seale Hayne – 01626 325825 SUNDAY 29TH Classic Motorcycles @ Cockington Court, Torquay – 01803 207230 Torbay Half Marathon @ Paignton Green, Paignton – 01803 690444 MONDAY 30TH Fitsteps 6.15pm - 7pm @ Westlands School, Babbacombe - www.so-street.co.uk-Amy 07791 625047 If you have any events you would like to be featured in the next edition please email info@whatsonsouthdevon.com


Getting kids into nature starts at home A lack of safe and family-friendly green spaces, too much traffic and stranger danger are stopping parents letting their children play outdoors. Excessive health and safety rules, the rise in popularity of computer games and indoor entertainment, and demanding school days are also to blame for barring children from connecting with nature. And the research by the National Trust warns that parents need more support to make the outdoors a part of everyday family life to avoid rearing a generation completely cut off from the natural world. The Natural Childhood Inquiry - which sought submissions from experts and the public on the barriers and the solutions for children’s connection with nature - found that children’s love of nature is best started in the home. The inquiry follows a report for the Trust by award-winning nature author and wildlife TV producer Stephen Moss which documented children’s declining connection with the outdoors and nature. Respondents said parents need more access to

family-friendly, green and natural spaces, as well as more opportunities for children to enjoy the great outdoors. However the inquiry recognises that there were some big barriers to a building a closer relationship with nature. These include excessive health and safety rules, the rise of indoor entertainment competing for children’s time and attention, traffic dangers, over-stuffed school days, and the poor quality and accessibility of green and natural spaces in many communities. Research with children and parents commissioned by the Trust to accompany the publication of the inquiry findings strongly validates these conclusions. A YouGov survey of more than 419 UK parents of under-13s revealed that a range

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of parental fears and concerns could be preventing children from getting the most out of nature. Stranger danger (37%), lack of safe nearby outdoor places to play (25%) and too much traffic (21%) were the top ranked barriers amongst parents of children aged 12 or under. Just short of half of parents of pre-teens identified more local safe places to play as the single thing which would most encourage them to let their children get outdoors and explore more where they lived. The other two top solutions supported by parents were more supervised play spaces and increasing activities organised by schools or youth groups. Trust Director General Fiona Reynolds said: “It is clear from the huge public response that our Natural Childhood report

struck a chord with the nation. Parents want their children to have a better connection with nature but they don’t feel completely confident in how to make that happen in a safe and stimulating way. “Our inquiry showed that there is widespread agreement that this is an important issue and that now is the time to act. The worlds of conservation, government, education and child welfare need to work together with families and communities to find solutions.” As part of its response to the lack of connection between kids and nature the National Trust launched its 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4 campaign in May. More than 250 Trust places took part, and in the first two months more than 200,000 activity scrapbooks given away and nearly 20,000 users registered on the 50 Things website.

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Fresh Look At Lunchboxes School dinners have had a radical overhaul thanks to the efforts of Jamie Oliver; but what about the lunchboxes we pack for our children? A study by the School Food Trust has revealed that over 40% of packed lunches don’t contain a single piece of fruit or vegetable that could count towards children’s five-a-day. It’s just as important to make sure the lunches children take to school provide a healthy, balanced meal - and that means plenty of foods that contain the nutrients children need, and fewer that are high in sugar and saturated fat. Starchy foods are a good source of energy, and should make up a third of the lunchbox. But don’t let things get boring. Instead of sandwiches give kids bagels, pitta bread, wraps and baguettes. Use brown, wholemeal or seeded bread, not white bread. Children often like food they can eat with their fingers, so chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers, and give them houmous or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in. Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods and they can be spread with low-fat soft cheese or eaten with reduced-fat cheddar and pickles. Replace chocolate bars and cakes with fresh fruit, dried fruit or unsalted nuts. Vary the fruit each day and get them to try

new things, like kiwi or melon. You could also make up a tasty fruit salad. Be inventive and encourage your children when they try something new. A balanced packed lunch should contain: Starchy foods - bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and others. Protein foods - meat, fish, eggs, beans and others. A dairy item - cheese or yoghurt. Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit. It may take a while for your children to get used to a healthier lunchbox but it will be worth it for their health, so keep trying. You can help by eating a wider range of foods at home, as a family. Reading supermarket food labels can help you to buy healthier foods. Chocolate and cakes can be saved for occasional treats - praise is a better reward

for your child when they’ve tried something new. To get started, here are a few ideas for lunches for five to eight-year-olds: Monday - Banana sandwich on wholemeal, a tomato, boiled egg, low-fat fruit yogurt, box of raisins and semiskimmed milk.

Friday - Chicken and couscous salad with spring onion, red pepper and cherry tomatoes, a pear and banana milk.

Tuesday - Melon and satsuma kebabs, soy milk, banana and strawberry smoothie, salmon and rice salad, with peas, sweetcorn and spring onion.

Monday - Spanish omelette made with eggs, potato and pork sausage, green salad, Satsuma, teacake and flavoured milk. Tuesday - Falafel and salad pitta, houmous, peaches in fruit juice, reducedfat natural yogurt and apple juice. Wednesday - Tuna pasta salad with spring onion, green pepper and cherry tomatoes, fresh fruit salad with low-fat fromage frais, slice of banana cake and a bottle of water. Thursday - Double-decker reduced salt ham salad sandwich, mini blueberry muffin, mixed dried fruit, a kiwi fruit and a bottle of water. Friday - Mexican chicken wrap, carrot sticks and baby corn, mixed fruit salad, malt loaf and a yogurt drink.

Wednesday - Three oatcakes with Red Leicester cheese, chutney, reduced-salt ham, cherry tomatoes, carrot & cucumber sticks, fruit in jelly, dried apricots and semi-skimmed milk. Thursday - Tomato, mozzarella and pastrami ciabatta pizza, carrot sticks, kiwi and strawberry fruit salad, reducedfat strawberry fromage frais and a bottle of water.

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Coleton Fishacre

discovering new places

Step back in time to the 1920s at Coleton Fishacre, where jazz music drifts through the light and elegant art deco interiors of the house. Explore the exotic gardens, soak up the sea views and treat yourself in CafĂŠ Coleton. Members and under 5s go free.

01803 842382 nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre



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