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Welcome to the Autumn/Winter Edition of What’s On South West. Just like that, here we are approaching the end of 2017 - 2018 is calling with a promise of new beginnings and lots of wonderful things to do and places to go. Before we look too far forward, Christmas is just on the horizon however this edition of What’s On will take you right up till Spring with all the fantastic events happening in and around the Westcountry. Inside you will find features on the fantastic annual pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Paignton ‘Cinderella’, The Christmas Shopping Fayre @ Westpoint Exeter, Fleetwalk Shopping Centre, What’s On @ Occombe Farm, Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Three Degrees West, The Babbacombe Inn, Churston Manor Hotel, Bar and Restaurant, Torquay United, Buckland Athletic Football Club, The World’s Number One Michael Jackson Tribute Navi @ Cinnabar Torquay and much much more. Our theatre section also features top quality shows from all the theatres in our region including the Babbacombe Theatre, The Princess Theatre, The Palace Theatre, Northcott Exeter, Theatre Royal Plymouth and highly acclaimed newest

venue The Pavilions Teignmouth. Please also check out our website for details of all the shows at these venues and more. As always please enjoy all we have to offer! Any comments, suggestions or if you would like to advertise with us online or in the next edition, please use the contact info below. For all exclusives, Live Music, Theatre listings and a complete guide to what’s on please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com www.whatsonsouthwest.com/theatre-listings www.whatsonsouthwest.com/events To advertise please email us at info@whatsonsouthwest.com We would like to thank all of our readers, advertisers and sponsors for your support in 2017 and helping us making “What’s On” the most comprehensive consistent popular entertainment guide in the Westcountry! Here’s to a safe and prosperous 2018! From Everyone @ What’s On Publications

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Celebrate the New Year with an uplifting selection of waltzes, marches, polkas and arias by the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss and his contemporaries! The full symphonic forces of the BSO will be joined by outstanding soprano Rhian Lois to bring you an evening of swirling melodies to carry you away into the glamour and sparkle of Viennese Dance Halls.

KINGSBRIDGE FARMERS MARKETS 6th & 20th January, 3rd & 17th February - 9am-1pm @ Kingsbridge Town Square.

THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS - A TRIBUTE 13th January - 7.30pm @ Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Tel: 01392 270891.

You’ll find everything you’d expect from a farmers market and more. Fruit and vegetables with as many as possible locally grown. A glistening array of fresh fish and crab landed locally. The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries still warm from the oven. Fresh meat served by the farmers who tended their livestock, properly hung and from contented animals.

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know.

BSO 2018 NEW YEAR JOHANN STRAUSS GALA 7th January @ The Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay. Tel: 01803 299992.

CIRCUS OF HORRORS - VOODOO 14th January - 7.30pm @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay Tel: 0844 8713023 - Group Bookings 0333 0095387.

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Best of the South After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus act’s all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 17th January - Rigoletto 11th February - Tosca 4th March - The Winter’s Tale 11th March - Carmen 28th March - Bernsteign Centenary @ Pavilions Teignmouth Tel: 01626 249049.


Square, and St Martin in the Fields, and across Europe, the USA and China.

t s e hW A selection of opera and ballet production screenings from the Royal Opera House for their 2017/2018 Season MASUMI YAMAMOTO AND BORIS BIZJAK: CLASS OF 1685 19th January 7.30pm @ United Free Church, Totnes Tel: 0803 847070.

1685 was a special year - the birth year of Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Dornel and Bach - and this programme for harpsichord and flute is a delight. . Prizewinning harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto has appeared at the Purcell Room, the Albert Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall, with recent concerts in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Slovenian flautist Boris Bizjak won 1st prize in the International Flute Competition in Picardie. He has performed at St John’s Smith

THE THREE MUSKETEERS: THE PANTO 20th & 21st January - 7pm @ The Edge, Brixham, TQ5 9DH TEL: 07855 090589

The Three Musketeers is an action packed, family pantomime, touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas, this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court, and how a young man from the country joins the royal guards, while foiling a plot to depose the King, with plenty of laughter, dance, song, - and epic sword fights from our trained fight team. A professional theatre and film team bring this show to the stage for your delight this winter! from a nationally awardwinning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives.


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Best of the South FROM THE JAM: THE GIFT 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 21st January - 7.30pm @ Exeter Phoenix Tel: 01392 667080 From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago. In 1982 The Jam released their last studio album, The Gift. Often cited as one of the band’s finest albums, The Gift featured singles Town Called Malice, Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero and Precious. From the Jam will perform this incredible album in it’s entirety as well as a selection of classic hits and albums tracks.


TRUST 10K RUN 28th Jan, 25th Feb, 25th Mar @ Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear Tel: 01803 842382 A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. TORBAY COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE TRUST - VALENTINE QUEST 12th-16th February - 10.00am-3.00pm @ Occombe Farm - Paignton Price: £2.50 Suitable for: All ages Tel: 01803 520022 Will you be my Valentine! Visit Occombe and discover how our local wildlife live and love at this special time of year. Follow our Quest to find out who loves who the best! Please note: the nature trail and orchard will be shut off to all those not attending the Quest.

h t u So TORBAY COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE TRUST - ROCKPOOL RAMBLE 13th February @ Seashore Centre, Paignton Tel: 01803 520022

TOT’S GO WILD! 22nd January 09.30-11.00am @ Occombe Farm, Paignton - Price: £5.00 Tel: 01803 520022

Come and discover Occombe on a cold winter morning, lots of muddy fun and games!! Suitable for: Toddlers-5 yrs old, babies can come at no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Join our marine ranger and explore the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay’s rock pools. Discover feisty crabs, slimy anemones, wriggly starfish, sneaky prawns and more in the rock pools of Middlestone!

MEET OUR ANIMALS 13th & 16th February 2018 @ Occombe Farm, Paignton Price: £2.50 Tel 01803 520022 Come and discover the farm animals of Occombe and even get the chance to feed some of them! Please note all

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Always moving forward, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror. And so, continuing his never-ending creative

attendees must pay and all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. SPRING GARDEN WALK 16th & 23rd Feb, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March - 2.00-2.45pm @ Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear - Free event (admission applies) TEL: 01803 842382

t s e hW Would you like to find out more about the garden and see the best bits as it bursts into life this spring? Why not join a member of the garden team for a free walk and talk? A member of the garden team will be leading a free walk and talk focusing on the history of the garden and the spring highlights. They will guide you to some of the best viewpoints at this time of year. PAUL WELLER 20th February - 7:30 pm Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth Tel: 0845 146 1460

2017, marked the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does.

peak, Paul Weller released his eagerly awaited 13th studio album A Kind Revolution and announced a UK Arena tour for 2018. TOT’S GO WILD! 22nd February 09.30-11.00am @ Occombe Farm, Paignton Price: £5.00 Tel: 01803 520022

Come and discover Occombe on a cold winter morning, lots of muddy fun and games!! Suitable for: Toddlers-5 yrs old, babies can come at no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL 26th February - 3rd March @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay Tel: 0844 8713023 - Group Bookings 0333 0095387 Flashdance - The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle with phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and of course the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling. Sparks will fly and you’ll dance like you’ve never danced before! Age guidance: 11+


Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour and this time he is going global! Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2018 as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. G4-LIVE IN CONCERT 3rd March - 7.30pm @ The Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay 01803 328385

h t u So The UK’s No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour - G4 LIVE! Having exploded into the industry and the public’s hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices! Having recently made their debut in Asia, and after countless UK tours since they first formed, G4 are delighted to have more tour dates than ever in 2018 and this is set to be their best show yet. GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 6th -10th March @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay Tel: 0844 8713023 - Group Bookings 0333 0095387

MICHAEL MCINTYRE 2nd - 11th March - 8pm Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth Tel: 0845 146 1460


Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. George’s Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old

Best of the South grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty. Little does he know that his perilous potion will be the start of a rather marvellous adventure.


premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

PASSAMEZZO: MUSIC FROM THE RESTORATION 10th March - 7.30pm @ St Mary’s Church, Totnes Tel: 01803 847070 An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England. Accounts of the period come from Pepys, Evelyn and anonymous ballads describing momentous events, including the Great Fire of 1666 and Frost Fair in 1683. With theatre songs, tavern rounds, dance music and solos for the viol and cittern, and music by Wilson, Lawes, Locke and Purcell.

t s e hW AWFUL AUNTIE 14th - 18th March @ Northcott Theatre, Exeter Tel: 01392 726363

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!

Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie! From the acclaimed producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world

EVITA 13th - 17th March @ The Princess Theatre, Torquay TEL: 0844 8713023 - Group Bookings 0333 0095387

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.


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Best of the South TORBAY COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE TRUST - NATURE WALK 21st March - 10am-12 noon @ Occombe Farm, Paignton Price: £7.00 Suitable for: Adults Tel 01803 520022 Join the Ranger for a stroll at Occombe, looking at signs of spring and tasting some wild edible plants along the way. Includes a hot drink on return to the Yurt.


panache. The only tribute band in the World to have shared the stage with the real McCoy. This show includes all the hits, Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, Bad Medicine, It’s My Life and many many more. PIRATE THURSDAYS IN BRIXHAM 2018 29th March, 5th & 12th April @ The Quay, Brixham Tel: 07742 707446 Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out. Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

h t u So SLEUTH 19th - 24th March @ Little Theatre, Torquay Tel: 01803 299330 Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer whose house reflects his obsession with game playing. He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Trindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of his wife’s jewellery. A proposal that sets off a chain of events where it’s not clear where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins. BON JOVI EXPERIENCE 24th March - 8pm @ Corn Exchange, Exeter Tel: 01392 665866

Lead singer and World’s leading look-alike, Tony Pearce, takes on the noteworthy task of emulating the legendary namesake of the band Jon Bon Jovi and he does so with ease and


TORBAY COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE TRUST - OCCOMBE SPRING QUEST 30 March - 13 April @ Occombe Farm - Paignton Price: £2.50 Tel: 01803 520022 Spring has Sprung here at Occombe! Can you solve the clues on our Springtime quest. Please note- the nature trail and orchard will be shut off to all those not attending the Quest. Suitable for: All ages - children must be accompanied by an adult.

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garden, renewable energy and self-build suppliers under one roof. The event will host over 140 exhibitors and provides an ideal one stop shop for anyone about to buy, or have just bought a new home, those undertaking an extension, renovation, self-build project or improving their home, holiday cottage, boutique B&B or hotel. BRIDE: THE WEDDING SHOW 24th - 25th March @ Westpoint, Exeter Tel: 01392 446000

t s e hW Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter is guaranteed to wow its guests. Meet a huge array of prospective wedding suppliers face to face while getting ideas for your dress, flowers, stationery, cakes, transport, venue, photographer, menswear and more.

SOUTHWEST HOME AND GARDEN SHOW 14th - 15th April @ Westpoint, Exeter Tel: 01392 446000 The Southwest Home and Garden Show is the regions premier home and garden event bringing together the best of interiors,

BMAD FESTIVAL 4th-6th May @ Paignton Green www.bmad.co.uk

The Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) Festival was started in 2002 by a group of bikers who decided to arrange a social event on the beach and raise money for local charities. During the May Bank Holiday weekend each year, Paignton Green is transformed into a thrilling mix of spectacles that will appeal to all ages, whether they have an interest in motorbikes or not. Since its creation, the festival has grown into a major event attracting locals, visitors and bikers from all across the country. All in the name of charity, the festival features live music, stunts, a beer tent, more stalls than you can shake a Harley Davison at and the stars of the show: the motorbikes. Visit App

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THE QUEENS ARMS ­­­­Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BW TEL: 01803 852074 South Devon Camra Pub of the Year 2016! The most accredited pub and only Pub in Brixham to be consistently featured in The Good Beer Guide. DON’T MISS our Monthly Open Mic Night with Chris Thomas last Sunday of the Month!

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7th Chris Thomas 14th Tweak Freaks 21st Drew Millin 27th Cargo live Band 28th Nicole wakeling 29th Open Mic Night

November 4th Swamp Hogs 5th Monthly Quiz 11th Craig Ayres 16th The Dukes 25th Rox 26th Open Mic Night

2nd Still Life 3rd Monthly Quiz 8th, 9th & 10th The Queens Arms Annual Charity Beer Festival This year’s Charity Is PATH 20 Plus Ales And Ciders Showcasing Hunts Cider A Weekend Not To Forget! 8th The Jefferson Archive 9th 2-4 Still Life, 6-8 Slytherin, For One Night Only Old Age Kicks Are Back 9pm 10th 2-4 The Primitive Noise Band 5-7 The Cargo Live Band 16th Drew Millin 23rd Good Vibrations Disco 24th Open Mic Night 5-7pm The Dukes 7-9pm

The Queens Arms Sunday dinner is served between 12 & 3pm weekly. A choice of meats and a fine selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. £6.95 each or 2 for £13.00 Call 01803 852074 to book and avoid disappointment.

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Monday Madness 1st Monday of the Month The Chilli Club + 2nd Monday of the Month Bangers & Mash + 3rd Monday of the Month Cottage Pie + 4th Monday of the Month Lasagne & Salad + + Enjoy a meal and a pint for £5.95 All drinks are based on a pint of Ale

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Oddicombe Beach Torquay Where historic engineering meets contemporary design: Babbacombe Cliff Railway and Three Degrees West A trip to this amazing location offers a unique mix of modern, sleek cafe/bistro, superb, safe family beach and historic, charming funicular railway. Babbacombe Cliff Railway provides the perfect way to travel from the top of the stunning Babbacombe Downs to the delightful Oddicombe Beach. Built in 1926 Babbacombe Cliff Railway has transported hundreds of thousands of people over the years. When you alight at the bottom you can relax on Oddicombe Beach, enjoy the fabulous vista, wander around the Babbacombe Cliff Railway Visitor Centre (FREE admission) and have a coffee and snack or delicious meal at Three Degrees West bar and bistro on the beach. Three Degrees West is a fabulous venue, which opened in 2015, and offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. With huge picture windows it's a fantastic place to enjoy a treat or two with the most stunning view, whatever the weather. Breakfast watching the sun rise is particularly spectacular! Oddicombe Beach is a hidden treasure and well worth a visit. A real family beach it's a safe and friendly environment with everything you could want for a great day out including water sports and plenty for the children to do. And there's no need to worry about the steep walk back up the cliffs – just board the next carriage up and let the Cliff Railway take the strain.

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As well being a lovely place to visit there are all sorts of exciting events down on Oddicombe Beach throughout the year including family fun days, live music and party nights. So, make sure that Babbacombe Downs and Oddicombe Beach are on your “to visit” list when you're in the area. You won't regret it. For the full line-up of all the goings-on and to keep up to date with news visit the websites at www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk and www.oddicombebeach.co.uk. The websites are also the place to check opening hours, which can vary throughout the year, and the Cliff Railway will be closed for a time in early 2018 for annual maintenance.

Fun facts about the Cliff Railway • Babbacombe Cliff Railway transports over 100,000 people each year up and down the cliffs. • The track is 720 feet long. • The cars travel at 500ft per minute.

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Take a trip down the cliff from Babbacombe Downs to the delightful Oddicombe Beach

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3rd Rumble Feet - 9.30pm 4th New Daze - 5-7pm 10th Red - 9.30pm 11th Duke Johnson & The Scorchers - 5-7pm 17th DT’s - 9.30pm th 18 James Wills - 5-7pm 24th The Dockneys - 9.30pm 25th Guy Stockwell - 5-7pm

1st The Weekend - 9.30pm 2nd New Daze - 5-7pm 8th 3BF - 9.30pm th 9 The Travelling Blueberrys - 5-7pm 15th Rumble Feet - 9.30pm 16th Live Band TBC - 5-7pm 22nd New Daze - 9.30pm 23rd Furry Hat - 5-7pm 29th For Josie - 9.30pm 30th Matt & Jess - 5-7pm 30th The Silver Bullet Band - 8.30-10.30pm 31st Ben Carr - 4-6pm

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The name Elt has been a by word for shoes in Worcester and the surrounding area for almost a century and a half. The family firm was founded by Albert Elt (photograph above) in 1872 when he took over the two businesses of his brothers Harold and David, locating his new store in the Shambles. In the Victorian tradition Albert had named his son Albert Edward, commonly known as Bert. With Ada his wife, they already had a shoe store in High Street, Worcester. When father Albert died in 1923, Bert and Ada took on the Shambles business. The premises they bought at that time had been the Old Market Tavern. Around this time Bert and Ada’s son Roy joined the business. After World War II, through Roy’s vision, the fairly mediocre Shambles premises were transformed into a

luxurious shoe store. This stood out conspicuously in a street populated mainly by Butchers, Fishmongers, Green Grocers, Pubs and two way traffic!! Success breeds success. Roy expanded into a new store in Malvern in 1948, followed by Stratford and Leominster in 1953 and 1966 respectively. Roy’s son Robin joined the business in 1964, which means to date he has had 53 years at the helm. Like father like son, Robin saw potential in other towns with a similar trading profile to Worcester and has since opened in Hereford, Ludlow, Pershore, Abergavenny Torquay and Totnes. All beautiful towns that are strong tourist destinations. Modern retailing requires that you remain alert to changing trading conditions. Witness the current boom in coffee shops, mobile phone shops and hairdressers! When Robin

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took on the business, Worcester had no fewer than 16 stand-alone shoe shops. Now there are only 5 other shoe retailers – how times and the High Street change! Robin is extremely proud of the Shambles heritage where characterful neighbours included Pratleys China Shop, Maggs Clothing, Thompson’s Fish Store and Sigleys Sweet Shop, who have now sadly passed into history. When we took on Torquay in 1992, we acquired a very dressy business which over the years has evolved into what our store is now. We specialise in high quality men’s and ladies formal shoes but with a strong emphasis on casuals. We have had the Torquay shop for exactly 25 years this year. When we opened we had 17 competitors in the Bay as stand alone shoe stores - now we have two! We must be doing something right! Totnes 01803 847878 Torquay, St Marychurch 01803 327269

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Osborne Hotel is situated just a few minutes’ drive from Torquay’s harbourside. Set above Meadfoot beach along Torbay’s charming coast line. This elegant listed building houses welcoming restaurants and a beautiful terrace offering a relaxed outside area open from 12 till late daily where you can enjoy the panoramic view across the Bay. Drink, Dine and Relax. • Seasonal Menu • Fresh local ingredients • Lunch and Dinner are available every day • Relaxing lounge area

• Al Fresco dining from our terrace from Easter to the end of September • Devonshire Cream Teas • Open to Non-Residents


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Join Us For A Christmas Party Night @ Berry Head Hotel Your office Christmas Party or Festive Night out with friends, colleagues or family will be one to remember at the Berry Head Hotel. The Berry Head Hotel offers excellent hospitality, a great atmosphere and mouth watering menus, a selection of wine and drink promotions, a top class disco and discounted accommodation prices. With stunning waterfront view and festive decorations our rooms create the perfect Christmas party atmosphere with our fantastic DJ to get your guests into the Christmas party spirit. Available throughout December, whether its a mid-week or weekend evening. Enjoy dinner before dancing the night away with friends, family or colleagues. Groups of 2 to as many as you may like, depending on availability. Demand for our Christmas Party Nights is high, so we recommend booking now to avoid any disappointment. Friday & Saturday costing £25.50 per person Sunday to Thursday costing £23.50 per person To include 4 courses and coffee, table novelties & DJ To see our full Christmas & New Year

follow this link www.berryheadhotel.com/festive-season Or to check availability call us today on 01803 853225 or Email: stay@berryheadhotel.com

Party Night Accommodation

Why worry about getting home or ordering a taxi? If you book one of our party nights you can take advantage of our fantastic accommodation offer. Dance the night away and stay overnight at the Berry Head Hotel with our special reduced party night bed and breakfast rate from £36.00 per person per night (subject to availability). Why not arrive early for your party night and take advantage of our Christmas atmosphere after checking into your room after 2pm, relax in our Bistro in front of the fire whilst overlooking the breathtaking view of Torbay. We can cater for 2-200 guests with menus tailored to suit your needs, whatever your requirements our event co-ordinator can help you plan a night to remember. Some ideas include a festive themed finger buffet from £11.50 per person to a gourmet dinner (quoting accordingly). We would be delighted to check any suitable dates you may have in mind. Or, perhaps why not join us for our Christmas Festive Menu.

3 Course Festive Menu Available Monday to Saturday - From Monday 13th

November to Friday 22nd December

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(Wednesday 13 December) 3-Course Christmas lunch and ticket to the matinee performance at Babbacombe Theatre £24.95 per person

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(Thursday 14th December & Thursday 21st December) Reception, carols, buffet and dancing until midnight £17.95 per person

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NOVEMBER 2017 - MARCH 2018 BABBACOMBE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com

THE LITTLE THEATRE The Little Theatre TORQUAY 01803 299330 www.toadslittletheatre.co.uk

NOVEMBER Weds Christmas is Magical - 2.30 & 8.15pm 11th Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves - 7.30pm 16th TJ Higgs - The Medium - 7.30pm 18th Jason Manford: Work in Progress - 7.30pm 25th Carly’s Dance Presents Showstoppers 4-5pm

NOVEMBER 13th-18th Last of The Red Hot Lovers 19th Music Hall and Memories

DECEMBER 6th & 13th Christmas is Magical - 2.30 & 8.15pm 20th Christmas is Magical - 2.30pm 26th Christmas is Magical - 12 noon & 3pm 28th Christmas is Magical - 3pm

JANUARY 15th-20th The Perfect Murder 21st Coward at Sea 27th Skylight

JANUARY 1st Christmas is Magical - 12 noon & 3pm FEBRUARY From 13th Tues & Weds New Variety Show 8.15pm MARCH 3rd G4 - Live in Concert - 7.30pm

DECEMBER 11th-16th Little Women 18th A Celebration of Christmas in Words & Music

FEBRUARY 21st-24th Around the World in 80 Days MARCH 19th-24th Sleuth

PAVILIONS TEIGNMOUTH Box Office 01626 249049 www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk NOVEMBER 1st RSC Encore: Coriolanus 7pm 2nd Film: Wind River 2:30pm & 7:30pm 3rd Comedy: Noise Next Door 8.00pm 6th Film: Kingsman- The Golden Circle

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2.30pm & 7.30pm 8th Film: The Scarycrows 7.30pm 9th Borg vs McEnroe 2.30pm & 7.30pm 10th Comedy Club 8.00pm 11th Theatre: Shylock 14th Goodbye Christopher Robin 2.30pm & 7.30pm 15th Manifesto (TBC) 6.30pm 16th NT Live: Follies 7.00pm 17th -19th Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival 21st Film: Home Again 2.30pm & 7.30pm 22nd Theatre: Formby 7.30pm 23rd Film: Flatliners 2.30pm & 7.30pm 24th Music – Luke Friend’s Homecoming 7.30pm 25th Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre 10 – 4pm 26th Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre 10 – 2pm 28th Screening Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman of No Importance 30th Film: The Mountain Between Us 2.30pm & 7.30pm DECEMBER 1st Music – The Unravelling Wilburys 2nd Comedy: Gary Delaney ‘There’s something about Gary’ 4th Film: Loving Vincent (tbc) 7.30pm 5th Film: Breathe (tbc) 2.30pm & 7.30pm 6th Music: Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan 7.30pm 7th NT Live: Young Marx 7.00pm 8th Teignmouth Comedy Club 8.00pm 9th Glass workshop 10.30am 10th ROH Encore: The Nutcracker 2.00pm 12th Film: Thor Ragnarok (tbc) 2.30pm & 7.30pm 13th Music: Christmas Memories 2.00pm 14th Murder on the Orient Express (tbc) 2.30pm & 7.30pm

15th Music: Newton Abbot Orchestra Christmas Proms 7.30pm 16th Childrens Theatre: Santa’s Little Helper 2.30pm & 4.30pm 17th Childrens Theatre: Santa’s Little Helper 11.30am & 2.30pm 18th Film: Paddington 2. 11.00am & 2.30pm 19th Film: Paddington 2. 11.00am 19th Film: Justice League 2.30pm & 7.30pm 20th & 21st Film: Paddington 2. 11.00am 27th-1st Jan Teignmouth Players Princess and the Pea JANUARY 17th ROH – Rigoletto 7.15pm FEBRUARY 11th ROH – Tosca 2pm MARCH 4th ROH – The Winter’s Tale 2pm 11th ROH – Carmen 2pm 28th ROH – Bernstein Centenary 7.15pm 30th Craig Campbell presents Easy Tiger 8pm

PRINCESS THEATRE TORQUAY 0844 871 3023 Group Bookings 0844 871 3043 www.atgtickets.com/torquay facebook.com/PrincessTheatreTorquay Please note calls to 0844 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge NOVEMBER 1st The Illegal Eagles 2nd-4th All or Nothing- The MOD Musical 51

.... BUT THIS IS NO FAIRY STORY As Christmas approached Baron Hardup looked dejected. “Where can I take my family to see the best value for money pantomime in Torbay and how can I afford it?” he said to himself. Suddenly there was a flash of light and a beautiful Fairy Godmother appeared before him. “Go to the Palace Theatre in Paignton this Christmas and see everybody’s favourite pantomime Cinderella” she proclaimed. “The £45,000 production has a total cast of 40 with experienced principals, excellent dancers, babes and chorus together with a live five piece professional band. There is a very witty script for all your favourite Cinderella characters, lavish costumes, modern songs, sparkling dance routines and a special appearance of Bob the Bunny”. Baron Hardup sighed. “Is all this going to cost me a lot of money?” he said. The Fairy 52

Godmother laughed. “It will only cost the same as last year as all the seat prices have been held at 2016 prices with tickets starting at just £11. The pantomime runs from the 21st December 2017 to the 3rdJanuary 2018 and you can book by going to the Palace Theatre or telephoning 01803 665800.” Suddenly the Fairy Godmother looked thoughtful. “Last year over 4100 patrons saw the Paignton Pantomime Productions panto at the Palace and tickets will undoubtedly sell fast again this year so – DON’T DELAY – BOOK TODAY. NOW DON’T KEEP THIS TREAT TO YOURSELF – TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS – but book your own tickets first.” and with another flash of light she was gone. Baron Hardup smiled his first smile in ages, quickly reached for his mobile and tapped:

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Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what ‘Christmas is…Magical’ promises their audiences this yuletide season. This family variety show features spellbinding Illusions, comedic classics, hits of yesteryear and today, interspersed cleverly to deliver a show that has pace and will leave you brimming with good cheer. The professional cast of eleven will deliver sidesplitting original humour as well as a bountiful punch

of musical moments. Enjoy, seasonal favourites, White Christmas, Drummer Boy & Jingle Bells, highlights from La La Land, Moana & West Side Story. The festive fun comes with performances of songs written by the late greats, Benny Hill and Victoria Wood. Look out though for the international travellers raising ‘a glass’ or ‘twelve’ of merriment, as they enjoy; just a little bit too much, of the Christmas Spirit!

Performances are weekly: Wednesdays 25th October – 13th December 2.30pm & 8.15pm Wed 20th Dec 2.30pm. Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 12 noon & 3pm. Thursday 28th December 3pm. New Year’s Day, Monday 1st January 12 Noon & 3pm. Tickets: £20, Seniors £19, Children (-16 years) £10. Boxing Day & New Year’s Day £21/£20/£11

More Great Shows - A Night of Dirty Dancing, Michael Portillo, Jason Manford, TJ Higgs & Showstoppers 4. For details please refer to the venues website.


7th Joe Brown 8th Midge Ure, The Christians, Altered Images 12th Under One Roof Two - Homeless Musical 13th The Simon & Garfunkel Story 14th That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show 15th Vienna Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty 16th Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour 17th Shakespeare Schools Festival 18th Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band - Red E 2 Rock Tour 19th John Mayall in Concert 22nd Nina Conti: In Your Face 23rd The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show 2017 24th Van Morrison 25th Russell Brand - Re: Birth 26th Milton Jones is Out There DECEMBER 2nd Buckingham Dance Studio presents Alice’s Adventure/George Michael Tribute 3rd Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular 8th-31st Aladdin

20th Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018 22nd You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of James Taylor & Carole King 23rd Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook 26th-3rd Mar Flashdance MARCH -3rd Flashdance 4th The Johnny Cash Roadshow 6th-10th George’s Marvellous Medicine 13th-17th Evita 20th Cilla & The Shades of 60s 21st 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes 22nd Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 23rd Money For Nothing – Dire Straits 24th Sing A Long A Beauty And The Beast 25th The Hollies 27th Thomas McClary and his Band 28th Jasper Carrotts Stand Up and Rock 29th Back To Bacharach 30th Think Floyd 31st James & Ola: Uncensored

JANUARY 14th Circus of Horrors 19th ABBA Mania 24th Totally Tina FEBRUARY 1st Brendan Cole: All Night Long 2nd The Story of Guitar Heroes 3rd Whitney - Queen of the Night 9th Women in Rock 10th The Rolling Stones Story 12th The Little Mix Experience 15th An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers 16th Ellen Kent’s La Traviata 17th Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

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NORTHCOTT THEATRE EXETER 01392 493493 www.exeternorthcott.co.uk NOVEMBER 5th Shell Shock – The Play 7th Dardanus 8th-11th Giulio Cesare Part I: The Death of Pompey 9th-11th Giulio Cesare Part II: Cleopatra’s Needle 9th In Memoriam 10th BACH: Mass in B Minor 12th 50th Anniversary Gala 13th-14th BalletBoyz – Fourteen Days 15th The Vaudevillians: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales 16th Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit 17th Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants 19th Reginald D Hunter 20th Funhouse Comedy Club Nov 21st-25th The Kite Runner 23rd Smooth Classics

DECEMBER 2nd-7th Jan Dick Whittington 13th A Christmas Carol FEBRUARY 5th-6th Nina – A Story about Nina & Me 8th Andy Kirkpatrick’s Psychovertical: A Higher Education 14th-17th The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon 17th Faulty Towers The Dining Experience MARCH 5th-6th Stewart Lee – Content Provider 14th-18th Awful Auntie 25th Lucy Worsley – Jane Austen at Home

THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH 01752 267222 www.theatreroyal.com NOVEMBER 11th-18th Elf – The Musical 20th-25th Private Lives 28th-30th Glyndebourne 2017 Cosi Fan Tutte DECEMBER 1st Glyndebourne 2017 6th-10th Nativity! The Musical 15th-13th Jan Peter Pan 2017 JANUARY -13th Jan Peter Pan 2017 15th-20th Hairspray 23rd-27th Son of A Preacher 30th-3rd Feb Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella


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BRIXHAM THEATRE BRIXHAM 01803 882717 NOVEMBER 3rd Brixham Folk Night 10th Open Showcase Night 11th Ange Hardy in Concert, Supported by Andy Clarke 17th Moscow Drug Club 18th Christmas Art and Craft Day at ‘Room with a Brew’ 18th South Devon Young Singer of the Year Grand Final 24th Teignmouth Players present ‘Friday’s Child’ DECEMBER 1st Brixham Folk Night 2nd Explosive Light Orchestra in Concert 7th St Agnes Fountain - ‘The Christmas Concert’ 8th Open Showcase NIght 9th Mr Charles Dickens presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ FEBRUARY -3rd Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella 6th-10th Hamlet 26th-3rd Mar Art

HALL FOR CORNWALL 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

MARCH -3rd Art 12th-17th Sunset Boulevard 21st-24th Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty 23rd Birmingham Royal Ballet’s First Steps 24th Class on Stage 27th WNO La Forza Del Destino 28th WNO Don Giovanni 29th-31st WNO Tosca

NOVEMBER 1st Killer Queen 2nd Sensational 60’s 3rd Illegal Eagles 4th The Emperor’s New Clothes 7th Academy of Ancient Music – Classical Season 2017/18 8th Joe Brown 9th Paul Zerdin: All Mouth 10th The Blues Band

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11th Midge Ure: The Christians & Altered Images 12th & 13th That’ll Be The Day – The Christmas Show 14th Ray Mears 16th Saba Douglas Hamilton – A Life with Elephants 17th Dracula: The Bloody Truth 18th The Solid Gold Rock N Roll Show 21st -23rd Kneehigh’s The Tin Drum DECEMBER 5th-31st Sleeping Beauty JANUARY 17th-18th Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Giselle 19th-20th Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet – Swan Lake 25th-28th Awful Auntie

FEBRUARY 2nd-3rd Brendan Cole – All Night Long 9th David Baddiel 13th-17th Crazy For You 19th-22nd Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit 23rd Banff Mountain Film Festival – Red Programme 24th Banff Mountain Film Festival – Blue Programme 25th Tasmin Little – Classical Season 2017/18 28th An Evening with Levison Wood MARCH 6th Belle and Sebastian 15th Lesley Garrett and Friends – Classical Season 2017/18 27th-31st Evita


Gruesome Bugs & Beasts Quest Monday 23 - Friday 27 October 10am - 3pm A hunt across Occombe Farm for the most disgusting, slimey and smelliest animal facts ever told! £2.50 per person. All ages welcome.


EVENTS & activities

Kids’ Occombe Farm Holiday Club Thursday 26 October, 8.30am - 4.30pm Feed the animals, build a den and lots of arts and crafts too. £40 per child. 7-12yrs. Booking essential.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & TOTS Occombe Farm Tots Christmas Club 11-15 December, 9.30am - 11am

£5 per child upto 5yrs. Baby siblings are free

Kids’ Christmas Cookery

18 & 19 December, 10am - 4pm £32 per child 7-12yrs. Occombe Cookery School

O CCO M B E FA R M CO O K E RY S C H O O L Christmas Stollen Workshop 26 November, 10am - 4pm £75. 18yrs +

Christmas Hamper Cookery 3 December, 10am - 4pm

10 December, 10am - 4pm

£60 inc. lunch. 18yrs + . Occombe Farm

Festive Winter Crafts

£65. 18yrs +

17 December, 11am - 3pm

Gingerbread Workshop

10 December, 10.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm £22.50. All ages welcome.

ADULTS & FAMILY FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS EVENTS Driftwood Christmas Workshop & Crafts

Free entry. £4 for wreath makes. All ages. Cockington Country Park

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Booking essential on all these events. Book online or call us. See our website for more.

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PERFECT FOR YOUR OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY ... 2 courses £14.95 3 courses £17.95 all including coffee and mince pies to finish Hotel


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Bar Restaurant Coffee Lounge Magnificent baronial interiors Top quality dining at superb value Delicious ales, ciders, wines & spirits Inglenook log fires Family friendly Dogs welcome

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Wild Mushroom & Chestnut Soup with Crispy Morels Beetroot & Goats Ch eese Salad Game Terrine, Plum Chutney & Toasted Fennel & Beetroot Ciabatta Cured Salmon with Chive Dressing & Me lba Toa


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Baileys Crème Brulee served with a Shortb read Christmas Pudding with Brandy Crème Anglaise Chocolate Trifle ser ved with a Chocolat e Tuille Biscuit Local Selection of Ch eeses Coffee, Mince Pies to finish & a Glass of Fizz at Midn ight to see in the Ne

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WHATS ON Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November, 10am-4pm

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne

Murder Mysteries by Moonstone Theatre Sat 28 October PHANTOM OF THE CARNIVAL Sat 18 November DEATH OF A LAND GIRL Sat 15 December TERROR IN THE TINSEL




Join over 4000 visitors and over 100 stalls for our annual festive food and drink fayre.

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Plus Regular Exhibitions Murder Mysteries

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Friday 24 November, Big Red Live A night of rip-roaring, side-splitting hilarity at the Green Rooms at Hannahs Seale-Hayne

Themed Dinners Live Music Comedy Nights


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Throughout the year Hannahs at Seale-Hayne hosts a range of fun events for all ages as well as supporting people with disabilities. Open seven days a week, Seale-Hayne is a fantastic place to visit with a bistro, shop and health and wellbeing centre as well as facilities such as a recording studio, outdoor pursuits and artists’ studios. At Seale-Hayne Hannahs also offers a unique wedding destination as well as an extensive range of accessible accommodation and conference facilities. Highlights of forthcoming events at SealeHayne include Hannahs annual Christmas Food and Gift Fayre on November 10/11. This is always very popular attracting over 4,000 visitors with 100 stalls selling a wide range of gifts and festive food and has raised £25,000 for the charity.

January with a Wildlife Week of activities during the February Half-Term. Other highlights are Hannahs Comedy Clubs and a host of fun activities over Easter.

Art is a major part of life at Seale-Hayne with a variety of stunning exhibitions taking place in the Gallery alongside regular art sessions for people with disabilities. The most recent success was the Looking in Wonderland exhibition which attracted over 6000 visitors. This followed on from other very popular exhibitions including Illustrating Harry Potter, Matisse, Banksy and Robert Lenkiewicz. 2018 sees the return of the popular Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition in

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Tel: 0845 146 1460 www.plymouthpavilions.com NOVEMBER 16th Robert Plant 25th Van Morrison 28th Bananarama DECEMBER 6th Liam Gallagher 8th Jools Holland 15th Daniel O’Donnell 16th The Prodigy 21st Bootleg Beatles 22nd Soul Legends FEBRUARY 20th Paul Weller

The Flavel, Dartmouth Tel: 01803 839530 www.theflavel.org.uk NOVEMBER 12th Judie Tzuke - Peace Has Broken Out


17th Tankus The Henge 24th Candlelit Arias 2017

DECEMBER 16th Jazz Club - Martin Dale Quartet Featuring Dave Newton 18th Dartmouth Orchestra - The 2017 Christmas Concert FEBRUARY 10th Kathryn Stott

Phoenix, Exeter Tel: 01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk NOVEMBER 1st Bridge Jazz Club 2nd Lucy Rose 3rd Boom Sound Meets Mungos Hifi 4th Forever Amy 5th Emily Barker 10th Bury Tomorrow + Loathe 12th John Fairhurst + Branigan 15th Mozart Vs Machine 16th Hunter & The Bear

Colston Hall, Bristol Tel: 0117 203 4040 www.colstonhall.org

17th The Hackney Colliery Band 18th Kerri Watt 19th Jaws 20th Skerryvore 21st The Magic Band 23rd Afro Celt Sound System + The Dhol Foundation 26th William The Conqueror 29th Lau

NOVEMBER 5th John Mayall 7th ABC 8th Stylistics 12th Soul Summit: Avrage White Band + Kokomo 14th Joanne Shaw Taylor 17th Robert Plant

DECEMBER 2nd The Correspondents & Krafty Kuts 8th Beans on Toast & Skinny Lister 9th The Steampunk Yule Ball 10th Moulettes 13th Boyzlife 16th The Blockheads + Splink 18th Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals 19th Belshazzar’s Feats JANUARY 21st From The Jam FEBRUARY 3rd Deub Pistols MARCH 8th Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro 9th Submotion Orchestra + Pattern Pusher 69

Ten Years a King The High Kings celebrate 10th Anniversary with new album ‘Decade – The Best of the High Kings’ - out 3rd November 2017

…followed by an 18 month World Tour starting in Ireland in December. Marking ten years of great music, The High Kings release ‘Decade – The Best of The High Kings’ on 3rd November. Decade features fan favourites such as Rocky Road to Dublin, Marie’s Wedding and Spancil Hill as well as 5 brand new recordings. Ten years ago, The High Kings’ concert was broadcast on PBS stations across America and launched the band onto the music scene overnight. Their self-titled debut album quickly followed and reached an impressive No 2 in Billboard’s World Music Chart. Within months the four members– Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden – had clicked as a creative unit as well as friends and knew that they were embarking on something special.

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To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehighkings/ Pre-order The High Kings new album ‘Decade’ on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/ decade-best-of-the-high-kings/ id1288554123&app=itunes TRACKLISTING

Ten years later, The High Kings have achieved what many had thought improbable, if not impossible: moving the Irish ballad tradition into the here and now. While Martin has sadly left the band, we are delighted to announce that Irish folk singer George Murphy will be joining The High Kings as a special guest on their forthcoming shows. George has a remarkable, unmistakable powerhouse of a voice; his familiar yet unique and magnetic tone is clear from the first note he sings.

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1 The Rocky Road to Dublin 2 Spancil Hill 3 The Fields Of Athenry 4 The Rising Of The Moon 5 Hand Me Down My Bible 6 Rare Auld Times 7 Four Green Fields 8 The Lonesome Boatman

9 Homeland 10 Marie’s Wedding 11 The Green Fields of France 12 The Black Velvet Band 13 Irish Pub Song 14 Red Is The Rose 15 Grace 16 Friends For Life 17 The Town I Loved So Well 18 The Parting Glass

The High Kings 10th Anniversary world tour follows their new album release, beginning in Ireland in December: For tour dates check the website www.thehighkings.com


18th Rhiannon Giddens 21st Van Morrison 22nd Bananarama 23rd Alison Moyet 24th Goldie 26th The Divine Comedy 28th Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot DECEMBER 8th Benjamin Clementine 9th-10th Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra 14th The Darkness 18th Christmas with The Overtones 19th The Bootleg Beatles FEBRUARY 1st Dear Esther Live 6th Transatlantic Sessions 16th Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox 22nd Paul Carrack


24th Jake Bugg 28th Apocalyptica MARCH 5th Everything Everything 13th Yes 26th Jessie Ware 27th Heatwave, Odyssey & Rose Royce: The Original Boogie Nights

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Tel: 029 2022 4488 www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk NOVEMBER 10th Blondie 13th Royal Blood 17th Enter Shikari 20th Deep Purple 23rd James Arthur 26th The Kooks 29th Steps 30th Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Together Again DECEMBER 3rd Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets - In Concert 4th Kasabian 5th Stone Sour 8th Dreamworkds Animation in Concert 10th Steps 13th Liam Gallagher

15th Jools Holland & His Rythym & Blues Orchestra JANUARY 11th Paramore 15th-18th Heaven on Earth FEBRUARY 16th Bowling for Soup 20th The Script 21st Paul Weller MARCH 6th-7th Stereophonics 9th Joe Bonamassa 14th All Time Low 17th Paloma Faith 25th Jason Derulo


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Buckland Athletic FC Home Fixture List Oct-Dec 2017 October Sat 21st

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Celebrate the lives of those you love dearly and miss greatly

Dedicate a light on our Tree of Light at Rowcroft Place a dedication in our Book of Light Join us at one of many special celebrations taking place in South Devon

To make your dedication and for a full list of celebration venues please visit:

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MORE THAN JUST A FOOTBALL CLUB WALK through the big Yellow doors and discover a range of opportunities inside the sacred corridors of Torquay United Football Club. The ultimate match-day experience awaits with a three-course meal in our N.10s Restaurant or wind down in the Gulls Nest bar, enjoy a selection of beers, wines, posh coffee and bar snacks. It is away from a match-day, however, that our football clubs holds its most prized secret, as we have a wide range of facilities available for every function you can imagine. From the wide expanse of the restaurant and a capacity for around 150 people, with the flexibility to be used for a formal dinner, a wild birthday party or a business conference to the intimacy of our executive boxes for seminars, private meetings and more. In the past, we have hosted weddings, funerals, birthday parties, business lunches, Christmas parties, Halloween scarefests, conferences... anything you can imagine. The jewel in our Yellow crown is the unique, inspirational environment of a professional football club. There is a certain mystique for new (and old) visitors to a football club and our setting will provide your party with something different. Added to that, we have the luxury of an award-winning chef and the full spectrum of catering options to make your event something special. Give us a try.

Call Hospitality Manager Bernie Phillips on 07940 222800 or email berniep@torquayunited.com


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