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Welcome to the Autumn/Winter/ pre-Spring Edition of What’s On Southwest Magazine. 2020 is calling with a promise of new beginnings and lots of wonderful things to do and places to go. This edition of What’s On will take you right up till Spring 2020 with the most comprehensive guide for Events, Attractions, Shows, Festivals, Concerts, Exhibitions and loads more happening in and around the Southwest of England. Inside this edition you will find exclusives on the award winning annual pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Paignton ‘Sleeping Beauty’, everything that is going on at Torre Abbey, Torquay and much much more. Our What’s On and theatre section also features top quality shows from all the theatres, arts centres and venues in our region including: The Babbacombe Theatre, The Princess Theatre, The Palace Theatre, The Little Theatre, Northcott Exeter and Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Please also check out our website for details of all the shows, performance times at these venues and ticket information.

Due to the success in promoting festivals and events all over the Southwest, we have a festival section in this edition. Many top festivals already have tickets on sale, due to the success of this summer’s festival promotions and publicity we contributed to, online and in print. As always please enjoy everything we have to offer in this edition! Any comments, suggestions or if you would like to advertise with us, online or in the next printed edition, please use the contact info below. We would like to thank all of our thousands of our readers, advertisers for your support in 2019 and helping us maintaining “What’s On Southwest Magazine” your Essential Guide to What’s On & Where! One of the longest established regional magazines in the UK. Also a big thank you to everyone that works for or is associated to What’s On Publications. It is not an easy job to do and we couldn’t have a more committed, dynamic, talented team of professionals,

all passionate about getting our advertisers a great response and providing our readers with exclusive powerful content that no other magazine publicises. Please also visit our social media and website for up to date information on What’s On, in and around our region. Our social media is updated with exclusives, competitions and tons of great content, on an hourly basis, please subscribe with us to receive notifications that our team of researchers promote every day. For our website, please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com We all look forward to bringing you the absolute best of the Southwest for many more years to come. Here’s to a safe and prosperous 2020! Emma Pering Editor


Dedicated to Locals – Essential for Visitors Your Essential Guide to What's On & Where Est: 1996



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The Fashion Museum, Bath, Somerset The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath. Tel: 01225 477789 Visit: www.fashionmuseum.co.uk Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset An essential stop for boys large and small, with an exhibition of the 35 most significant tanks, live rolling tanks, stationary ones to climb in and out of, perfect reconstructions of First World War trenches to explore. Tel: 01929 405096 Visit: www.tankmuseum.org RAMM, Exeter, Devon Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon, the largest in the city. It holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. Tel: 01392 265858 Visit: www.rammuseum.org.uk Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, formerly known as the Museum of Witchcraft, is a museum dedicated to European witchcraft and magic located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall. Tel: 01840 250111 Visit: www.museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk The Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Tel: 01225 477785 Visit: www.romanbaths.co.uk


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Art and Culture Guide The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British naval aviation. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines, models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships, and paintings and drawings related to naval aviation. Tel: 01935 840565 Visit: www.fleetairarm.com National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. We also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories. Tel: 01326 313388 Visit: www.nmmc.co.uk Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, Hants An exciting family destination, Winchester Science Centre is the South of England’s interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. Open 7 days a week, we provide exciting, hands-on science experiences to spark curiosity. Tel: 01962 863791 Visit: www.winchestersciencecentre.org Lyme Regis Museum, Dorset The museum is situated in the heart of Lyme Regis, with stunning views of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. Displays showcase the amazing life story of Mary Anning and our world class fossil collection, as well as featuring the town’s colourful history. Tel: 01297 443370 Visit: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk SS Great Britain, Bristol, Somerset There is so much to see here at Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol. Be sure to head beneath the glass sea, walk the SS Great Britain’s history in the Dockyard Museum and step onto the ship itself. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, prepare to set sail! Tel: 0117 926 0680 Visit: www.ssgreatbritain.org

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Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain’s best showcaves! On your visit you’ll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you’ll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Our entertaining cave guides tell the story of a 15 year long Victorian Excavation which uncovered some of Britain’s most ancient secrets… All tours around the cave are guided and begin in the Vestibule Chamber, as you enter

the cave you’ll feel the temperature at a constant 14c. Your tour guide will lead you through the Long Arcade to reveal how the caves were formed 2.5 million years ago and how stalagmite floors formed, sealing in the evidence of Ice Age occupations. Down in the Rockies you’ll see stalagmites and stalactites decorating this pretty chamber. Return through Clinnicks Gallery into the Cave of Inscriptions and the Labyrinth to see examples of the earliest tools ever found in Britain, along with bones and teeth of ancient Ice Age animals. Into the Bears Den to experience the famous Kents Cavern blackout, a favourite since the 1930s. Head down the Water Gallery and up to the Great Chamber with its exhibition dedicated to the Stone Age and Victorian excavators...

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Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens! Journey into an amazing animal kingdom and get closer than ever before with spectacular immersive experiences. Marvel at a gorilla family strolling overhead in our glass-floored gorilla house. Journey underwater to watch seals and penguins zoom around you. Go nocturnal in Twilight World, pop up among our cheeky meerkat mob, or discover the vibrant kingdom of the lemurs! Kids are free to run wild in the adventure playground and water play-area Splash. Big and little adventurers alike can also climb, clamber and swing through the air in the thrilling aerial ropes course ZooRopia.* Located in the heart of beautiful Clifton, Bristol Zoo Gardens is easily accessible by public transport. From Bristol Temple Meads station, either hop on the local line to Clifton Down station and stroll for 15 minutes, or alternatively take the number 8 bus, which drops you right at the Zoo’s entrance. If travelling by car enter BS8 3HA into your SatNav. Book online a day or more in advance and save up to 10%!

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Est: 1996 There are a huge variety of animal attractions in the South West to enjoy – from vast zoos and magical aquariums, to petting farms and educational wildlife centres.

Pennywell Farm Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LT A Full Day of Family Fun at Pennywell Farm. Treat your family to a full day of family fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm. With a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute. There is plenty of indoor space to play and picnic and if it rains during your visit we will give you a FREE return ticket.

Tel: 01364 642023


The Donkey Sanctuary Slade House Farm, Sidmouth EX10 0NU The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon is open 365 days a year. Our donkeys love to meet new people, so come and discover their unique characters and stories here in Sidmouth, Devon - completely free of charge. Explore our exciting new indoor attractions and find out just why donkeys matter through fun, interactive displays.

Tel: 01395 578222


The Mare & Foal Sanctuary Coombe Park, Littlehempston, Totnes,

Devon, TQ9 6LW

The miniature pony centre sits on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. The Miniature Pony Centre is an animal lover’s idea of heaven located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park!

Tel: 01647 432400


Miniature Pony Centre Wormhill Farm, North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RG The miniature pony centre sits on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. The Miniature Pony Centre is an animal lover’s idea of heaven located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park!

Tel: 01647 432400


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Zoo & Wildlife Guide World of Country Life Sandy Bay, Westdown Lane, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5BY

World of Country Life is a family owned visitor attraction in Exmouth, Devon. With a busy programme of daily activities, a museum of farming, extensive vintage vehicle collection, acres of indoor and outdoor play areas, wide variety of animals to interact with and a fantastic on-site restaurant, a visit to World of Country Life is an excellent day out for the whole family, whatever the age, whatever the weather!

Tel: 01395 274533 www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

Shaldon Wildlife Trust Ness Dr, Shaldon TQ14 0HP We are set in an acre of peaceful woodland gardens on the Ness headland, just above the beautiful fishing village of Shaldon. The Zoo offers a tranquil setting and benefits from ample council run parking on our doorstep. You can also have free re-entry on the same day, so after exploring our local area and having some lunch, you can come back and see the Margay and Civets’ feeding times!

Tel: 01626 872234 www.shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Dartmoor Zoological Park Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG Join us for a fun packed, animal filled day, on the edge of one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. Hidden on the borders of Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Zoo boasts a wonderful 33 acres of woodland, celebrating a wide range of exotic and native animals, including the biggest variety of Big Cats in the South West of England.

Tel: 01752 837645


National Marine Aquarium Plymouth PL4 0LF Discover an underwater world – starting in with local animals Plymouth Sound and journeying all the way to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia! You’ll start your visit with the largest native exhibition in the UK – exploring fish you’ve heard of and the many more mysterious animals that live on our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, our Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel.

Tel: 0844 893 7938 www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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SHALDON WILDLIFE TRUST It’s been a busy year at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, with lots of new animals for you to come and see! Our margay, a small cat hailing from South America, have a brandnew house so even if they’re lounging around inside, you’ll still be able to see them. If you want to see how acrobatic they can be why not come along and see their fed which is every day at 3pm.

We still run our ever-popular lemur liaisons, meet the meerkats and keeper for the day experiences and have added a new one. Minibeast Madness the perfect experience for anyone you know who loves creepy crawlies. There’s no age limit for this experience so children and adults of all age can get up close with some of our smallest residents.

2019 also saw the return of snakes to the zoo, with a savu python joining us. One of the smallest python species, they’re only found on a small group of islands in the Indonesian ocean.

And don’t forget your tickets are valid all day so you can keep coming back to see our various feeding times. 11am is our lemurs and capuchins, 1pm is when our nocturnal animals including our loris and armadillos get fed and finally we have our margay and civet talk and feeds at 3pm, giving you a chance to see our Owston’s civets, one of the rarest carnivores in the world.

We’ve had one of the best breeding seasons ever in our frog room, breeding 3 species of endangered frogs. From the highly toxic black-legged dart frog to the critically endangered lemur leaf frog. We also began supporting a lemur leaf frog conservation project based out in Costa Rica.

We have events coming up later this year too, our Halloween event is on 26th October, a Funday on 10th November and Santas Grotto 21st and 22nd December!


Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking Devon attraction, and a wonderful day out for all the family. Canonteign Falls is a hidden gem and one of the most idyllic places to see and explore with children. Perfect for outdoor adventure, our children’s play area and children’s assault course will keep the little ones happy, and our lakeside café, snack bar and gift shop will ensure that your every need is catered for.

Directions In the Teign Valley off of the A3193, follow the brown tourist board signs. Canonteign Falls, Christow, Exeter, Devon EX6 7RH


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Situated within Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and ancient bluebell woodland scenery in Devon. A breathtaking sight, described by one visitor as “one of the most magical places on earth ”, wildlife thrives in the peace and tranquillity that makes the Falls a haven for both adults and children. Well-marked pathways take you on three scenic walks, suitable for varying ages and abilities. Our Victorian fern garden at the top of the Falls is a magical hidden treasure of Victorian landscaping. We have seven interconnecting lakes. The main Lily Lake has a central island with beautiful purple flowering rhododendrons and provides safe cover for the many Mallard ducks and Canada geese. Clearing of trees has been undertaken at the Falls end of the lake and visitors can now enjoy much enhanced views whilst walking around it. The six lower lakes are linked up with grassy walks and bridges. Planting combinations of fox dogwood, acers, gunnera and pampas grass provide year round texture and colour. Taking the path leading to the wetlands and lower lakes is one of the most fascinating nature walks in Devon, giving you the opportunity to spot kingfishers, bats, butterflies, wildfowl, and dragonflies. The Canonteign bees have an idyllic corner in the old orchard where they busy away making delicious honey. Honey harvesting is done on site and our fresh honey is on the shop shelves usually within 48 hours of collection from the hives. The Pirate Ship climbing structure within the large play area offers rock hold walls, a fireman`s pole and pull up ramps or children can go below deck and create a den. So gather up your treasure chests “me hearties” and let’s set sail! You can even add to the fun with pirate hats and other related items available from our shop. Café Our café offers locally sourced, freshly made selection of delicious salads, open sandwiches, homemade soups and much more. We have a daily specials board with a large variety of additional fayre that always includes a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option. And why not enjoy a delicious latte or cappuccino made with freshly ground Italian coffee and a slice of one of our delicious homemade cakes or perhaps a traditional Devon Cream Tea after your walk? The Gift Shop at Canonteign is situated in the original farm buildings of Canonteign Estate in what was most likely the milking parlour. This season we have a whole new range of stock showcasing unusual and imaginative gifts for all the family, many of which are made locally. These include some stunning new pottery, turned wooden gifts, ornaments, jewellery, pretty scarves and colourful bags, wooden and educational toys, gardening gifts, soaps, ornaments and our new men’s range! Our branded merchandise includes Canonteign Falls tea towels, bags, mugs and prints. We also sell Becky Bettesworth prints, and a range of chocolates, fudges, jams and chutneys from all over the West Country: delicious!









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“Before midnight on her 16th birthday, the Princess shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and she will die” This chilling curse from the wicked witch at Princess Rose’s christening is the prelude to a series of events and scenes filled with tension, laughter, song, dance and everything a pantomime should be. Can she be saved from this fate and if so who will save her? Winners of the “Best Pantomime” in the NODA South West awards in 2014, 2017 and 2018 this Christmas Paignton Pantomime Productions brings “Sleeping Beauty”, another fabulous value for money pantomime, to the Palace Theatre, Paignton. PPP has been bringing top quality pantomime to South Devon audiences since 1935 and built an enviable reputation

for fast moving, colourful and thoroughly entertaining pantomimes. As regulars will know there will be numerous colourful costumes, a five piece professional band, a hilarious professional script, award nominated choreography together with a mixture of songs both old and new, all brought to you by the very best of local talent. There will also be lots of audience participation and who knows perhaps a little water. This year we will be collecting for “The Friends of the Palace Theatre” a group dedicated to helping the theatre operators, Jazz Hands, enhance your theatrical experience when visiting the Palace. The last five PPP Christmas pantomimes have been enjoyed

by over 22,300 people at the Palace Theatre, Paignton and tickets are already selling well for this year’s Sleeping Beauty. So pop along to the theatre box office and book your seats, or telephone 01803 665800 or go to the “Buy Tickets” section on the Palace Theatre website to book your seats online. There are performances at 2.3Opm on the 21st, 22nd, 26th, 28th, 29th December, 1st and 4th January, and 7.30pm on the 23rd, 27th, 30thDecember and 2nd and 3rd January and 1pm and 6pm on the 5th January. A feast of Christmas entertainment awaits and we promise that unlike Princess Rose nobody will sleep during this pantomime!

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Tavistock Inn One of England’s oldest pubs, Tavistock Inn dates back to about 1413 when Newbridge was built. The bridge was “new” when it was built- hence it’s name - and so was the pub, a welcome stop for weary travellers who had just climbed Newbridge hill. And little has changed, for good beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks, including a fine selection of real ales are still dispensed to visitors from near and far, together with some of the best pub food you’ll find in Devon with local produce being used when available. Poundsgate, Dartmoor, TQ13 7NY. Tel: 01364 631251.

Elephants Nest Inn The Elephant’s Nest Inn is a quintessentially English – and Devonshire – country pub set in a peaceful location within the Dartmoor National Park. It is a place to meet, whether for a drink or to eat, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There are open log fires, thick stone walls and slate floors inside, and outside there is a large and recently extended garden which provides marvellous views of the moor. Tavistock PL19 9NQ. Tel: 01822 810273.

The Prince of Wales After a full day of activities on Dartmoor replace your energy in our pub The Prince of Wales. Situated just in front of the bunkhouse we serve good, honest, value for money pub grub. Find all the traditional, well loved, pub dishes and refuel your tank for the next day’s adventures. After a good night’s sleep a full English breakfast is served in the pub for only £6.50 per person. Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6QF Tel: 01822 890219.

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Country Pub Guide

Bay Horse Inn Following a refurbishment in 2015 and with a beer garden that is carved into the cliff face, the Bay Horse is a very pleasant bar located on one of the main arteries into the historic town of Ashburton, Devon. As the pub has no catering kitchen, the offer is completely focused on the tasty drinks and customer service. Regular ales feature on the menu along with popular lagers and ciders. A steady menu of events entice guests who enjoy live sports, board games, quiz nights and live bands who feature regularly. 64 North Street, Newton Abbot TQ13 7QG. Tel: 01364 653912.

The Forest Inn The Forest Inn specialise in home made food using seasonal, locally sourced produce wherever possible. There is an emphasis on local beers and ciders, you have the opportunity to quench your thirst after the efforts of the day with a drink at the bar or relaxing on the Chesterfield in the lounge area, complete with log fire for winter evenings. Hexworthy, Dartmeet, PL20 6SD Tel: 01364 631211.

Peter Tavy Inn The Peter Tavy Inn is a charming 15th century pub in the pretty village of Peter Tavy on the western flanks of Dartmoor. Renowned for good food and wellkept real ales. Home-made dishes are prepared from fresh local produce. Good sized carpark and walkers, cyclists, dogs and children are welcome. Tavistock, PL19 9NN Tel: 01822 810348.

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The Manor Inn Galmpton TORBAY’S ONLY INDEPENDENT VILLAGE PUB Established 1869

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The Globe Inn The Globe’s life as a coach house started way back in the 1600s, and since then its role in the community hasn’t much changed. Of course, the building is now much warmer and the plumbing much more reliable, but some things just don’t change. Comforting home-cooked food comes out of the kitchen, and the two well-stocked bars all serve the finest local tipples. 9 High St, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon. Tel: 01647 433485.

Cromwell Arms This award-winning pub which sits at the gateway to the Moors in Bovey Tracey is a comfortable and friendly spot for beer drinking. Rooms are available, and the food here is great, but, as a village pub, the atmosphere is second to none. Log burners keep the place toasty in the colder months, and the sunny lawn is popular in summer. Fore St, Bovey Tracey, Devon Tel: 01626 833473.

Plume of Feathers The Plume is Princetown’s oldest building, and it feels like it. But that’s not to say that that’s a bad thing. This traditional historic pub is perfectly placed for walkers, hikers and tourists in the area and is decked out in proper granite walls and wooden beams. The beer on tap is local and delicious, and the staff are very friendly. The Square, Princetown Tel: 01822 890240.

The Post Inn The Post is another one of those traditional Dartmoor pubs from the 16th century. It’s a formula that works well in these parts, and this pub is a warm welcome from the often hostile Dartmoor elements. There are tons of local ciders, beers and ales on tap, as well as a big menu which is sure to not leave a single soul hungry. Exeter Rd, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Devon. Tel: 01647 231242.

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Bearslake Inn The Bearslake is what we call a real pub, and by that we mean that locals don’t even have to ask the bar staff for their next drink. The restaurant here is of exceptionally high quality, and a good selection of beers are available. Bearslake is believed to have once been a working farm that dates all the way back to the 13th century, so there’s a hell of a lot of history in these walls! Lake Sourton, Okehampton Tel: 01837 861334.

The Rugglestone The Rugglestone is a traditional Dartmoor pub, complete with wooden beams, an oversized hearth with a roaring fire which burns year-round and a long history of coachmen and their antics. The food here is hearty and delicious – just what the doctor ordered after a long day in the great outdoors – and the beer garden is a pretty wisteria-clad backdrop, perfect for afternoon beers. Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon. Tel: 01364 621327.

The New Inn The New Inn is just about everything you could wish for from a country pub. Full of character, great beers, better food and a welcome atmosphere. The kitchen is run by Master Chef’s Malcolm Whybrow, his wife Karen and Michelin-trained Matthew Buscombe. As such, all aspects of this menu are beyond excellent, especially the puddings. Green Hill, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon. Tel: 01837 82247.

Dartmoor Halfway Inn The Dartmoor Halfway Inn food is locally sourced where possible and is freshly cooked to order. The specials board changes daily and the menus with the seasons. Real ales and fine wines complement the menu, not to mention a good selection of spirits with over six different gins, a great selection of malts & vodkas to try. Bickington, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JW Tel: 01626 824011.

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Est: 1996

The Blagdon Inn The Blagdon Inn looks like a quintessentially traditional English pub from the outside, yet once you venture inside you are met with a contemporary feel as well as a truly warm Devon welcome. From comforting pub food to sizzling fajitas to scrumptious desserts and smooth ice creams, we’ve got all the ingredients for a very special dining experience at The Blagdon Inn. Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7PW Tel: 01803 521412

Ye Olde Smokey House Ye Olde Smokey House, is a renowned for great food, drink and hospitality. Our talented and experienced chef creates mouth-watering dishes using the best of local Devon produce. Join us for a leisurely lunch, evening dinner or our popular Sunday carvery. We serve real ales, ciders, fine wines and also offer an exciting gin menu. Marldon, Paignton, TQ3 1NN Tel: 01803 557630

Church House Inn at Marldon Quintessential English Village Pub serving delicious food 7 days a week. We use finest local produce where possible to create a mouth watering array of dishes. Our menus are based on locally produced products wherever possible & change on a daily basis. All of our sauces are gluten free and we have a number of delicious puddings suitable for coeliac. Village Road, Marldon, Paignton, TQ3 1SL Tel: 01803 558279 .

The Star Inn, Liverton The Star is a traditional family run pub which offers a warm welcome, good food and a wide variety of hot and cold drinks including cask ales, wines and premium soft drinks. The Star has a large car park, beer garden, patio area and children’s play area. We are family friendly and also welcome dogs on a leads. Old Liverton Rd, Liverton, Newton Abbot TQ12 6EZ Tel: 01626 824535

For more fine Establishments & Public Houses please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com

Alberts Your family friendly Torquay pub

• Live entertainment • Sky Sports - large screen TVs • New Vegan & Vegetarian Menus • Christmas Menu - 2 courses £12.95 • Specials from £7.85 *See website for details


01803 400115

Alberts Bar, Belgrave Rd, TQ2 5HL

We’re social, join us on



THE QUEENS ARMS ­­­­Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BW TEL: 01803 852074 South Devon Camra Pub of the Year 2014 & 2016! The most accredited pub and only Pub in Brixham to be consistently featured in The Good Beer Guide. We’re in it!

DON’T MISS our Monthly Open Mic Night with Chris Thomas last Sunday of the Month!

Live Weekly Entertainment! LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Brixham’s No. 1 Traditional Real Ale pub featuring 6 Traditional Real Ales, Traditional Ciders, the best in Live Music, Traditional Values, Fantastic Beer & Good Prices.

Euchre Night - Beginners Welcome


Open Mic Night from 8.30pm. Show off your talent!


The Queen’s Arms Meat Draw




For a full list of our entertainment please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com Find us on Facebook The Queens Arms Sunday dinner is served between 12 & 3pm weekly. A choice of meats and a fine selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. £8.95 each or 2 for £16.00 Call 01803 852074 to book and avoid disappointment.


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 + £7.95 including a drink

For updates & more info www.thequeensarmsbrixham.co.uk

Henry’s is a traditional pub based in the heart of the English Riviera. We are a family orientated, dog friendly, pub that serves a variety of quality real ales. We’re in The Good Beer Guide 2019. We offer delicious cooked food daily from 12 to 9pm and are famous for our Sunday roast. Situated in the heart of Paignton we are close to all the local amenities and all visitors can be assured of a warm welcome by our friendly team. We have an excellent reputation for serving quality, traditional pub classics as well as out changing specials board.

Opening times

Sun-Mon: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight

Food served 12-pm daily

Tel: 01803 551190 | contact@henrysbarpaignton.co.uk www.henrysbarpaignton.co.uk 42

53 Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AJ

NEW YEARS EVE Party Band Bootleggers Turn DJ Brownie Midnight Balloon drop Hot food served outside till late

Torbay’s Number One Live Music Venue • Open 7 days a week: 12 midday to 12 midnight Fri/Sat to 1am • Entertainment Every Night • Fantastic Food served Every Day • Daily Food Specials • The Best Sunday Carvery in Town 123pm booking advised • Large Outdoor Undercover Area • Large Children’s Play Area • We cater for all kinds of functions - FREE Party Buffets & Live Entertainment - please call for details.

01803 555000 or enquiries@thespinny.co.uk The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6BE

Harbourside, Torquay

Vikki and Chris Welcome You To the friendly and warm atmosphere of the Cinnabar, offering: Fantastic Bar Food & Snacks Available Daily with Balcony View Drinks, Real Ales and Cocktails


01803 411778 www.cinnabartorquay.com 44

Cinnabar, 18-19 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE

Harbourside, Torquay

Book your


International Bands Playing Live Regularly DJ until 3am every Friday & Saturday Live Music Venue Spectacular Harbourside Views Private Room Hire

We look forward to seeing you soon! Full Winter Entertainment Programme - check our website for details

01803 411778 www.cinnabartorquay.com Cinnabar, 18-19 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE




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SINGLE TARIFF | NO EXTRAS • All major credit cards and debit cards accepted • Textback or Ringback Service when your car arrives • Business Accounts available 5, 6, 7 or 8 passengers subject to separate tariff & small surcharge over Xmas and New Year


2020 LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT TICKETS NOW ON SALE We are excited to confirm that the line-up for Let’s Rock Exeter, which returns to Powderham Castle on Saturday 27th June 2020 is as follows: ADAM ANT | WET WET WET | ABC | HOWARD JONES | TONY HADLEY | KIM WILDE | MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA | PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT | T’PAU | THE BEAT | TOYAH With 2019 proving to be the biggest and most successful summer series in Let’s Rock’s eleven-year history, tickets for many of the 2020 events have gone on sale today. The UK’s biggest retro festival series, Let’s Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun with legendary artists performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages, many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest 80s fashion. 2019 has been the biggest year yet in terms of audience and festival locations. As well as Let’s Rock Essex, new sites were launched in Wales, Belfast, and Liverpool, and over 150,000 people have attended a Let’s Rock Festival this summer. And next year promises to be even bigger!

PLUS, “The Retrobates Party Live” featuring: SYDNEY YOUNGBLOOD | THE GIBSON BROTHERS | ROZALLA | MARI WILSON | TENPOLE TUDOR | WANG CHUNG Plus, BLACK LACE’S CONGA PARTY Don’t hang around to book your tickets as we expect tier 2 to sell out very soon. The earlier you buy, the lower the tier and the lower the price.

Full line-up and tickets: www.letsrockexeter.com


Mad Dog Mcrea and The Leylines join a bumper local line-up for In Cider Festival in February 2020 The full line-up has been announced for In Cider Festival in February 2020 and local music fans are being encouraged to jump on board. The 3 day winter music festival returns to Pontins Sand Bay near Westonsuper-Mare on January 31st to February 2nd, promising a weekend of top live music and hearty seaside entertainment. National acts featuring across the weekend include Ferocious Dog, Gaz Brookfield & The Company Of Thieves, Dakka Skanks and Holy Moly & The Crackers. The Sunday lineup will be a who’s who of local talent, with West Country favourites Mad Dog Mcrea being joined by local heroes The Leylines, Nick Parker and Irie Fire. Weston’s much loved ska act The Communicators will also be making a rare appearance to top off a great day of live music. Full weekend tickets are priced at £175 per person and include half board chalet accommodation. Day and weekend tickets without accommodation are available in limited numbers from just £29.

Cursus Festival returns to Cranborne Chase on bank holiday 22nd - 24th May with another fantastic line-up Dorset’s small three day festival returns for its sixth successive year on the bank holiday weekend 22nd - 24th May and will see another outstanding line-up of national, and local acts entertaining the crowd at Canada Farm near Sixpenny Handley. Live acts announced so far include ska-punk big hitters Random Hand, festival folk rockers The Leylines and local favourites Black Water County, Skimmity Hitchers and Dorset Phil. Other acts on the diverse bill include Imprints, Ghosts Of Men, Samantics, Monkey Bizzle, Headsticks and The Acrustic Badger Band. More bands are still to be confirmed, including the big Saturday night headliner. There will also be a selection of top local DJs throughout the weekend, all held together by Wimborne’s legendary DJ and compere Dapper Dan aka the Rock ‘n’ Roll Town Crier.

All tickets include music, meal and Bluecoat entertainment, plus use of the Pontins leisure facilities including heated indoor swimming pool.

Children, dogs, tent campers and live-in vehicles are all welcome to join the fun. Adult weekend tickets start at just £69 with big discounts for under 18s. Day tickets are also available in limited numbers.

Ticket and event information can be found at: www.fuelledbycider.com/in-cider-festival

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Brand new one day cider and music festival comes to Bath Komedia on bank holiday Friday 8th May The one day event is a celebration of the best in local cider and live music, with four great acts and over 20 ciders to enjoy. The festival will run over two sessions, afternoon and evening, with a discounted ticket for people wanting to attend all day. The music line-up will please many summer festival goers, with acoustic punk favourite Gaz Brookfield headlining the afternoon session with support from local trio Cut Throat Francis. Things will get even livelier in the evening session as Bristol folkrockers Imprints warm up the crowd ready for the final act. The evening headliners Skimmity Hitchers are hugely popular on the West Country music and cider scene, and are no strangers to Komedia having supported both Mad Dog Mcrea and The Wurzels in recent months. Advance tickets cost £6 (afternoon), £9 (evening) and £12 (all day) and are available online and in person from the Komedia box office. Age 14+ and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Komedia with specific access requirements. For more information & to buy Tickets: www.komedia.co.uk/bath 54

Ferocious Dog to headline the 2020 Outcider Festival on August 2nd - 4th Outcider Festival, Somerset’s fabulous celebration of cider and live music, returns to Fernhill farm in the Mendips on 31st July - 2nd August boasting another great headliner in the shape of folk-punk heavyweights Ferocious Dog. Despite a festival capacity of just 500 people, organisers Fuelled By Cider have earned an excellent reputation for strong, diverse and original lineups, and 2020’s festival will be no exception. The full-line up is currently being released but other acts so far announced alongside Ferocious Dog are Skimmity Hitchers, Riskee & The Ridicule, Jess Silk, Junior Bill, Palooka 5, The Blunders, The Strays and Monkey Bizzle. As you might expect a large range of West Country ciders feature at the bar, which also serves ales, lager, wine and spirits. A range of catering choices offer locally sourced food to keep you nourished all weekend. There is ample tent camping in the adjoining field and livein vehicles are welcome for a small extra charge. Please note that this is an over 18s event and no dogs or glass are allowed on site as it is a working farm For more information & to buy Tickets: www.outciderfestival.com




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New Year’s Eve



Duke Johnson & The Scorchers

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DO ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING UNDER ONE HUGE ROOF. e You’ll enjoy browsing around 300 stalls displaying 1000s of new e e e e e e e

lines and amazing seasonal offers! Meet dozens of talented local craftspeople A diverse mix of importers, manufacturers and wholesalers with exciting new ranges Fabulous fashions, accessories and jewellery Superb food & drink area with scrummy puddings, confectionery, liqueurs ... Gadgets, hobbies, sports, toys and household goods Entertainment Gifts you won’t find on the high street!

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AT ITS BEST What can be better than solving all your gift buying problems in one go? You can

easily do that with a visit to this year’s Christmas Shopping Fayre. The huge annual three day event at Exeter’s Westpoint makes shopping a real pleasure. You can spend hours browsing around 100s of stalls offering a mammoth selection of festive gift ideas and great household lines.

Westpoint, with free parking for 1000s of vehicles, will host an amazing range of retailers, manufacturers, craftspeople, wholesalers and importers for this incredibly popular show. They come from far and wide and transform the vast 50,000 sq ft hall into an Aladdin’s cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas goods. The ‘Speciality Food & Drink’ area is a must with many leading producers showing off their award winning wares. Fine wines, local liqueurs, ciders, beers, puddings, sausages, pates, cheese, jams, chutneys and all of them scrumptious. Every aisle at the Christmas Shopping Fayre is full of interesting displays, and there’s never a dull moment, with talented entertainers, festive competitions, and a free Santa’s Grotto in the main foyer. Follow us on @christmasshoppingfayre on Facebook for all the latest details. The admission prices are always kept low and it’s free to park at Westpoint. Never been? You’ve got a real treat in store!

There’s always a lovely festive feel to the Christmas Shopping Fayre. Little wonder it’s always so busy every year with thousands of local shoppers enjoying solving their gift buying problems all under one giant roof!


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Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9DS 01626 835285 • www.houseofmarbles.com


WWW.KENTS-CAVERN.CO.UK Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF • 01803 215136


Festive adventures for all the family! O CCO M B E FA R M Gingerbread House Workshop Sunday 8 December 10.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm

£25 per house. All ages welcome. Booking essential

Kids Christmas Cookery

Saturday 14 & Monday 23 December 10am - 4pm £36 per child. 7-12yrs. Booking essential.

Tots Go Wild at Christmas

Monday 16 - Friday 20 December 9.30am - 11am £5 per child upto 5yrs. Booking essential.

Winter Bird Walk with Mike Langman Sunday 8 December 10am - 12.30pm

£8.50 per person. 18yrs +. Broadsands.

Christmas at Cockington

OCCO M BE FAR M C A F E Christmas Supper Nights Friday 13 & 20 December

Weekends from 30 November 22 December. 10am - 4pm

A delicious 3 course festive dinner; a perfect way to celebrate with friends, family or work colleagues.

Drop into Cockington Visitor Centre for unique gifts, seasonal fun and crafting events.

Starts at £19.95 per head. Booking essential.

Cockington Visitor Centre (in the village)


Find out more on our website or pick up a leaflet

Torbayfrom Coast and Occombe Farm.Countryside Trust

www.countryside-trust.org.uk www.countryside-trust.org.uk 01803 520 022 @torcoastcountry PHONE BOOKINGS

01803 520 022


Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

february half term! Meet Our Animals

17 & 21 February, 10am - 11am £3 per person. Booking essential.

Kids Winter Warmer Cookery


Tails on the Trail Adventure

Thursday 20 February, 10am - 4pm Monday 17 - Friday 21 February £36 per child. 7-12yrs. Booking essential. 10am - 3pm Count up all the nests and dens Cockington Heritage Trail you can spot on the farm Saturday 15 and work out who Sunday 23 February lives there, only 10am - 4pm by their tails! 50p per spotter trail sheet. Suitable for 5yrs +. Just turn up! £2.50 per trail sheet. Suitable for all ages. Just turn up!

www.countryside-trust/occombe/cafe farmcafe@occombe.org.uk

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01803 665066


Traditional Christmas Market

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019 11am – 5pm

Christmas Market Stalls Hog Roast l Jacket Potato’s l Hot Soup Christmas trees available Galmpton Male Voice Choir We have lots of festive fun for all the family

Free Admission | Free Parking Please call for more details We are looking for Outside Stall Holders so please get in touch!

01803 842186

enquiries@churstonmanor.co.uk | www.churstonmanor.co.uk Churston Manor Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Church Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, TQ5 0JE


Christmas at Hamiltons Winter Lunch Menu Specials On offer throughout December

Christmas Party Night’s Every Friday and Saturday night throughout December, join us for a delicious 3 course festive feast followed by DJ party and entertainment £36.95 per person

New Year’s Eve

Dine in style from our spectacular 5 course menu, followed by our glittering disco until 1am £75 per person (Over 18s only)

Private dining solutions available

Full details available on our website: www.hamiltonsclub.com

Call 01803 316300 to book Hamiltons, 63 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP 70

We’ll Make Your Christmas Sparkle Fabulous Festive Menu On offer throughout December

Christmas Party Lunches Join us for a delicious 3-course festive lunch each day £18.95 per person

Christmas Disco Every Friday & Saturday night throughout December in the run up to the big day, join us in our lounge for our fabulous Christmas Disco

Christmas Lunch And Matinee (Wednesday 11th December) 3-Course Christmas lunch and ticket to the matinee performance at Babbacombe Theatre £29.95 per person

Candlelit Christmas Buffet Nights (Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th December) Reception, carols, buffet and dancing until midnight £19.95 per person

New Year’s Eve Celebration meal with disco until 2am £49.95 per person (Over 18’s only)

Full details with downloadable menus on our website: www.babbacombeinn.co.uk

Call 01803 316200 to book Babbacombe Inn, Babbacombe Downs Road, TQ1 3LP


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BABBACOMBE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com OCTOBER Tues & Weds till 23rd - Starburst 8.15pm 3rd - I Music 8.15pm 11th - Down for the Count Swing Orchestra 7.30pm 18th - Gilbert O’Sullivan in Concert – UK Tour 7.30pm Weds from 30th - Wonderful Christmas Time 3pm & 8.15pm NOVEMBER Weds - Wonderful Christmas Time 3pm & 8.15pm 1st - The Fleetwood Mac Songbook 7.30pm 2nd - Ed Gamble Blizzard Extension 8pm 15th - The Carpenters Experience 7.30pm 22nd - Dick Whittington – Adult Pantomime 7.30pm 29th - Roy Hemmings Hits of Motown 7.30pm DECEMBER 18th - Wonderful Christmas Time 3pm 26th - Wonderful Christmas Time 12noon & 3pm 28th - Wonderful Christmas Time 3pm JANUARY 1st - Wonderful Christmas Time 12noon & 3pm FEBURARY 21st - The Take That Experience 7.30pm 28th - The Elvis Years 7.30pm

MARCH 13th - Back to Bacharach – 7.30pm 20th - Jethro 7.30pm 30th - An Evening with Merrill Osmond 7.30pm APRIL 11th - Oh! What a Night 7.30pm 17th - David Baddiel Trolls: Not the Dolls 7.30pm 19th - Gyles Brandreth – Break a Leg! 3pm 24th - Forbidden Night 7.30pm PRINCESS THEATRE TORQUAY 0844 871 3023 Groups 10: 0333 009 5387 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) * Please note that calls to all of our phone numbers starting with 0844 will cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge

OCTOBER 1st - Will Young - 7.30pm 5th - Lost In Music – One Night At The Disco - 7.30pm 16th –20th - Madagascar – The Musical - 7pm, 19th - 2pm & 7pm, 20th - 1pm 22nd –26th - Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - Various Perf Times 27th - Dave Gorman - 8pm NOVEMBER 1st - One Night Of Queen – Gary Mullen & The Works - 7.30pm 2nd - Paul Smith - 8pm 4th - Shakespeare Schools Festival - 7pm

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Theatre Guide 6th - Vienna Festival Ballet – The Nutcracker - 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7th - A Beautiful Noise – Celebrating The Music & Life Of Neil Diamond - 7.30pm 8th - A Country Night In Nashville - 7.30pm 9th - The Sensational 60’s Experience - 7.30pm 17th - Seven Drunken Nights – The Story Of The Dubliners 7.30pm 18th – 23rd - The Lady Vanishes - 7.30pm, 20th & 23rd Mats 2.30pm 20th - Shakespeare Schools Festival - 7pm 25th - That’ll Be The Day – Christmas Show - 7.30pm 26th - Carole – The Music Of Carole King - 7.30pm 27th - Frank Skinner – 14+ - 8pm 28th - One Night Of Elvis – Lee Memphis King - 7.30pm 30th - Ben Elton Live - 7.30pm DECEMBER 1st - Buckingham Dance Studio presents… A Sleeping Beauty & Prince Tribute - 5.30pm 7th - Adam Ant plus support - 7.30pm 8th - Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular 7.30pm 13th – 5th Jan - Panto 2019! Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 18th - Murder Mystery – The Office Christmas Party - 7pm 19th - Murder Mystery – A Very Dickensian Murder - 7pm JANUARY 20th - McCartney – The Songbook - 7.30pm

23rd - Let The Music Play - 7.30pm 25th - Circus Of Horrors (16+) - 7.30pm 26th - Joe Brown In Concert – 60th Anniversary Tour - 7.30pm FEBRUARY 14th - Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterly - 7.30pm 19th - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - 7.30pm 26th - The Three Musketeers – A Comedy Adventure - 7.30pm 27th - The Greatest Hits Of Motown – How Sweet It Is - 7.30pm 28th - Beyond The Barricade - 7.30pm 29th - Into The Groove – A Tribute To Madonna - 7.30pm MARCH 3rd – 7th - The Woman In Black - 7.30pm 4th, 5th, 6th 2.30pm 8th - Paul Carrack – The 20/20 Tour - 7.30pm 15th - An Evening With Harry Redknapp - 7.30pm 21st - A J Pritchard’s A J Live 2020 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm 29th - Menopause The Musical 2 - 7.30pm APRIL 2nd - Swan Lake – Vienna Festival Ballet - 7.30pm 3rd - Abbamania - 7.30pm 4th - Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible 7.30pm 7th - Ellen Kent’s La Boheme - 7.30pm 11th - The King Is Back – Ben Portsmouth Is Elvis - 7.30pm

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PALACE THEATRE PAIGNTON 01803 665800 OCTOBER 10th - ‘An Audience’ At the Palace – Oldway’s Winnaretta Singer, Toast of Belle Epoque, Paris & Venic 17th - His Day in Music – An Evening of Spoken Word with Rick Buckler of The Jam 19th - Karing Concert – Karing on the Kutting Edge 22nd-25th - Dial M for Murder 26th - The Three Billy Goats Gruff 26th - Rock & Roll Revolution featuring The Bluejays NOVEMBER 13th - Lucy Worsley: Queen Victoria Daughter, Wife, Mother & Widow 14th - ‘An Audience’ at The Palace – Pearls Before Poppies 15th - You, Me & My Voice 16th - Genesis Connected

17th - Andy Parsons – Healing The Nation 20th - An Audience with Lesley Garrett 21st-23rd - Showtime 2019 26th -29th - Snake in the Grass 30th - Santa’s Elves & The Shoemaker 30th - Griff Rhys Jones: All over the Place DECEMBER 1st - Santa’s Elves & The Shoemaker 1st - Pam Ayres – Up in the Attic 7th - Showtime 8th - Christmas. Time. 11th – 14th - Sing A Song O’Scrooge 12th - ‘An Audience’ At the Palace – Clarkson Rose: Fifty Years of Seaside Entertainment 21st – 5th Jan - Sleeping Beauty 21st @ 2.30pm, 22nd @ 2.30pm, 23rd @ 7.30pm, 26th @ 2.30pm, 27th @ 7.30pm, 28th @ 2.30pm, 29th @ 2.30pm, 30th @ 7.30pm JANUARY 1st-5th - Sleeping Beauty 1st @ 2.30pm, 2nd @ 7.30pm, 3rd @ 7.30pm, 4th @ 2.30pm, 5th @ 1pm & 6pm

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Theatre Guide 28th - Torbay & South West England Festival (Verse Speaking & Drama) THE LITTLE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 299330 9th - ‘An Audience’ At The Palace – Violet Pinwill: Woodcarver of Ermington & Plymouth 12th - Beauty & The Beast 15th - Ivan Brackenbury Supports Tom Binns: The ‘Psychic’ Comedium

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FEBRUARY 13th - ‘An Audience’ at The Palace – Purians, Players & Punks 16th - Dance to the Music – UK Tour 2020 19th – 22nd - Night Must Fall 29th - The Total Who Show

NOVEMBER 11th-16th - Grow Up Grandad

MARCH 12th - ‘An Audience’ at The Palace – Hot Rocks & High Places 19th - Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps – Travel & Comedy in the Danger Zone 28th - The Wall of Floyd 30th-8th April - Torbay & South West England Festival (Dance Section)

JANUARY 13th-18th - Time of My Life 19th - Genesis Visible Touch

APRIL 9th – 11th - Dracula: The Bloody Truth 15th – 18th - The Ghost Train 24th - The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night at the Movies

DECEMBER 9th-14th - Babe The Sheep Pig 16th - Words 4 Voices

FEBRUARY 12th-15th - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Tadpoles’ youth production MARCH 16th-21st - Deathtrap APRIL 20th-25th - Blithe Spirit

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THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH 01752 267222 OCTOBER 7th-12th - The Rocky Horror Show 14th&15th - Rambert 17th - WNO: The Cunning Little Vixen 18th - WNO: Rigoletto 19th - WNO: Carmen 23rd-25th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Giselle 25th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s First Steps – Peter & The Wolf 26th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Class on Stage – Autumn 2019 26th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Peter & The Wolf NOVEMBER 5th-9th - It’s True, It’s True, It’s True 18th-23rd - The Red Shoes 24th - That’ll Be The Day Christmas 2019 26th-30th - Nativity! The Musical DECEMBER 2nd-7th - We Will Rock You 4th-30th - Les Gloriables 20th – 18th Jan - Cinderella JANUARY 20th-25th - Priscilla Queen of the Desert

FEBRUARY 3rd-8th - I Think We Are Alone 9th - Fisherman’s Friends 12th-22nd - RSC Measure for Measure 13th-20th - RSC As You Like It 18th-22nd - RSC The Taming of the Shre 24th-29th - The Mousetrap

NORTHCOTT THEATRE EXETER 01392 493493 OCTOBER 6th - Sinatra: Raw 8th - Les Musicals 9th-12th - Black Men Walking 13th - The Ballroom Boys 14th - Harriet Kemsley –Slutty Joan 15th-16th - Bleak House 18th - Voulez Vous! 21st - Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful 22nd - David Edgar: Trying it On 23rd - Crimes on the Coast 25th - Britain’s Got Magic 26th - Soul Legends NOVEMBER 3rd - Russell Kane – The Fast & The Curious 4th-5th - Living Spit’s Odyssey 9th - Austentatious – The Improvised Jane Austen Novel On Tour

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Theatre Guide MARCH 12th & 13th - Fascinating Aida 14th - The Magic of Motown – 2020 20th - The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night at the Movies 27th - Rob Beckett – Wallop APRIL 18th - David Baddiel – Trolls: Not The Dolls

17th - Count Arthur Strong ‘Is There Anybody out There?’ 19th - James Wilton Dance: The Storm 20th&21st - The Horne Section 22nd - Thank you for the Music – The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA 24th - Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much… 30th – 5th Jan - Beauty & The Beast DECEMBER 5th &6th - Only Fools the (Cushty) Dining Experience 12th - Pip Utton Reads – A Christmas Carol 13th & 19th - Faulty Towers the Dining Experience 2019 21st – 5th Jan - Hansel & Gretel JANUARY 11th - Radio Ga Ga – Celebrating the Champions of Rock

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Live Music 17th Pavilions Introduces: Mad Dog Mcrea 2020 St Patrick’s Day Special 22nd The Boys are Back! 27th Magic of Motown APRIL 20th Elbow

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JANUARY 27th Kaiser Chiefs plus Razorlight

NOVEMBER 1st Jack Liebeck (Violin) & Yulia Chaplina (Piano) 16th The Darkside of Pink Floyd 30th Land of the Giants

FEBRUARY 8th What’s Love Got To Do It? 2nd Beth Hart

DECEMBER 9th Dartmouth Orchestra 2019 Concert

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FEBRUARY 7th Matilda Lloyd (Trumpet) & John Reid (Piano)

DECEMBER 1st Martin Stephenson & The Daintees 5th Turin Brakes Acoustic 7th Dub Pistols 8th This One’s for the Aliens 14th The Steampunk Yule 14th Neon Waltz 18th Bad Manners 19th The Sweet 20th Now That’s What I Call Manchester 31st Party Like It’s 1999

Phoenix, Exeter Tel: 01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk NOVEMBER 2nd The Brand New Heavies 2nd The Leylines 3rd Paul Simon’s Graceland 6th Bridge Jazz Club 7th Hot Club of Cowtown 8th Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons 10th Elles Bailey 13th Julia Kent + Daniel Thorne 15th Gentleman’s Dub Club 16th Eat Static & Banco De Gaia 21st Wildwood Kin 21st Graham Parker 23rd Big Country 24th Hugh Cornwell Electric 24th The Little Unsaid 27th Lucy Spraggan 28th Daniel Steer 30th Dodgy + Tony Wright

JANUARY 4th Kagemusha Taiko: Shadow Warrior 6th Sam Lee FEBRUARY 13th Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart 22nd Dubioza Kolektiv 23rd Soul Choir & Eujo 27th Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman MARCH 20th Lee Scratch Perry 26th Wille & The Bandits APRIL 18th Holiofest

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