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Welcome to What’s On South West Magazine Summer Edition. We have lots of exclusives on: Splashdown @ Quaywest: Occombe Beer Festival: The Totnes Dance Troop: Elizabethan Totnes Market Brixham Pirate Festival 2018: Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2018:Exeter Pride 2018: Celebrating 10 Years Devon County Show 2018: Prosecco Festival: Brixfest Brixham 2018: Lord Mayor’s Festival 2018: Dartington Food Fair: Flavour Fest 2018: Torbay Air Show: BMAD Bike Nights Lemonfest 2018:The Contemporary Craft Festival: Occombe Festival 2018: Teignmouth Folk Festival Summer Jazz On The Quay: Classic Motorcycles at Cockington Court: Gin Festival Plymouth 2018: Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2018: Exeter Respect Festival 2018 Exeter Craft Festival 2018: Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company – Kings Beer Festival and a host of brilliant family activity’s & events for you all to enjoy. For tickets & information on all the top quality theatre shows featuring the South West’s premier theatres check out our theatre section where we have details of shows at the Babbacombe Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Teignmouth Pavilions, Brixham Theatre, The Little Theatre and The Northcott Exeter. Whilst on holiday if you are unfortunate enough to have any car problems our official garage we endorse and recommend is Automaster, Totnes Road, Nr Totnes 01803 862152 & if you’re going out & need a ride, leave your car at home and use a taxi, What’s On Southwest’s official Taxi provider is Torbay Taxis 01803 211611.

We also have the most comprehensive What’s On & Events guide in the Southwest featuring Top Family Attractions & Great days out, the best International & local live music guide, concerts, comedy and fun family days out. We also have all the local and regional live music dates for live music venues including the Spinning Wheel, The Boathouse, The Queens Arms, Albert’s Bar, The Babbacombe Inn and lots more. You can book tickets in association with TicketZone on our website for all major UK tours, concerts and shows. Click on the link at the top where you will find essential information for the shows currently on sale. As we have a lot of families coming to the Southwest & the English Riviera, we have added new features such as A Beach Safety Guide: The Southwest Festival Guide: The best of the Southwest: Theatre Guide: Regional Live Music Southwest Regattas: What’s On & Events Guide & a guide to all the top visitor attractions in and around the Southwest. For more exclusives, competitions and a complete online & downloadable version of the magazine please visit our official website and our social media. If you would like to advertise with us online or in the next edition of What’s On Southwest magazine, please use the contact info below. Have a great summer.




Publisher Jamie Sinclair Sales & Marketing Director Colin J Bowden Editor Emma Pering Finance Dave Chapman Website Design Aspire Marketing: Gary Vine Art & Design Lawtz Design Group: Si Laughton Social Media Watsana Evans Marketing & Media Kane Andriunas Photographer Lee Brewer

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Safe Beach Guide 2018 Here is a guide to some of the nicest beaches in and around the English Riviera. At What’s On not only is your enjoyment our goal but also to be safe with everything we have to offer - Remember to always keep your children in sight and make sure they wear a life jacket - please see some more safety tips below. ANSTEY’S COVE Anstey’s Cove sits between Torquay and Babbacombe. This quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, small shingle beach nestles between high cliffs and a thickly wooded hillside. This is great place to come if you want to escape the crowds.

the perfect spot for a game of football or cricket. CHURSTON COVE The secluded little cove of Churston is an idyllic spot surrounded by cliffs and wooded hillsides. The beach is peaceful and incredibly beautiful and consists of shingle and sand. There is a steep path leading down to the beach which passes through mature woodland and opens out to reveal a small cove with spectacular scenery.

BABBACOMBE BEACH Babbacombe is a delightful small shingle beach set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs. An interesting place to explore with rock pools, cliffs and walks.

ELBERRY COVE Elberry Cove is a pretty shingle beach with beautiful clear water which can only be reached by foot along the South West Coast Path from Broadsands or Brixham. This is a beautiful sheltered beach surrounded by wooded hillsides in an idyllic rural setting.

BREAKWATER BEACH Breakwater is a small shingle beach next to the picturesque Brixham Harbour and the long breakwater. With its calm warm waters it is a favourite for scuba diving. There are fish, seahorses, seagrass and interesting underwater landscapes to be seen.

GOODRINGTON SANDS This mainly sandy beach with clean, calm waters represents an unusual combination of attractive scenery, the Quaywest Water Park and Goodrington and Youngs Park, which is an area of established park land.

BROADSANDS BEACH Broadsands is a beautiful long sandy beach in an idyllic rural setting. It’s gently sloping gradient makes it a popular choice for families with children or those wishing to distance themselves from amusement arcades. At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at the southern end of the beach and there is a large area of parkland directly behind the beach,

HOLLICOMBE BEACH Set below high sandstone cliffs this sheltered beach is a real suntrap. At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at both ends of this fine red sand beach. This delightful little bay provides the perfect setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of Torquay. The lovely Hollicombe Park is just above the beach. MEADFOOT BEACH Meadfoot is a shingle beach nestled below an array of spectacular cliffs which provides a perfect setting for those who prefer a quieter environment in which to relax. From the beach you can see Thatcher Rock and Brixham on the opposite side of the Bay. ODDICOMBE BEACH Nestled at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs Oddicombe beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out. This attractive stretch of shingle beach is perfect for simply hiring a deck chair, lying back and enjoying the spectacular views. PAIGNTON SANDS This long stretch of red sandy beach is situated either side of Paignton Pier. It is backed by an area of parkland which is used for various activities, the Geoplay Park and events during the summer season, and is capable of accommodating large numbers of people. PRESTON SANDS Preston is red sand beach just a short walk from Paignton Sands and is very popular with families. Behind the beach is Preston Green which runs the length of the beach and is a safe area for the children to have fun or play a game of football or cricket.

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SHOALSTONE BEACH Shoalstone is a small shingle and rocky beach just along the coast from Brixham Harbour and breakwater. It is adjacent to Shoalstone Pool, which is Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool and is one of only a few left in the country. At low tide rock pools are exposed which are great to explore and nearby is Berry Head National Nature Reserve.


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Friday evening opening! Join us for some great food on Friday evenings. Choose from our brand new, scrumptious 3 course dinner menus.

Fresh, homemade and delicious breakfasts & Sunday roasts; hearty lunches, seasonal specials, snacks and treats.

Stunning views across Occombe Valley free parking, 2km nature trail, nearby woodland walks.

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train drifting across the pretty Dart Valley from the South Devon Railway, this character village inn is the epitome of tranquillity. Your only stress will be choosing what to order from the extensive Modern British menu which includes Pub Classics, Sharing platters and Daily specials with lots of local produce from the area including daily fresh fish from Brixham. All this washed down with well-kept Palmers Ales. Family and dog friendly too! Let our family welcome your family to Devon’s best kept secret.

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Best of the ELIZABETHAN TOTNES MARKET Market Square, Totnes Every Tuesday from May to 25th September 2018 9am-3pm Tel: 01803 863168 Come and enjoy the famous costumed and charity craft market in the Market Square. BRIXHAM PIRATE FESTIVAL 2018 Brixham Town Centre 5th-7th May 2018 www.brixhampirates.com A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period reenactors here with guns and cannons to make plenty of noise! Plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock EXETER FESTIVAL OF SOUTH WEST FOOD AND DRINK 2018 Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle, Exeter 5th-7th May 2018 Tel: 01392 278801 The three-day festival offers exceptional food and drink produced in the South West, alongside cookery demonstrations, workshop activities and the chance to meet producers and chefs, with over 100 exhibitors in two large food and drink pavilions. EXETER PRIDE 2018 : CELEBRATING 10 YEARS Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 12th May 2018 Celebration theme to Exeter’s 10th LGBT Pride. AN explosion of colour, positivity and pride will take place in Exeter on Saturday, May 12 - and everyone is invited to come out and celebrate. DEVON COUNTY SHOW 2018 Westpoint, Exeter 17th-19th May 2018 from 8 am Tel: 01392 353784 There’s only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory! We’re looking forward to treating our visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment all in one day.

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TOTNES PUPILS TO REPRESENT ENGLAND AT THE DANCE WORLD CUP! Following the recent World Cup Qualifying heats, Totnes School of Dance, has had 41 of their pupils chosen by the British Selection Panel to represent England at the 2018 Dance World Cup in Barcelona, Spain in June 2018. The Dance World cup attracts over 15,000 competitors from over 49 countries worldwide. All genres of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary are included, it is such an honour for our girls to have been chosen to represent England across three different genres. This is an enormous achievement considering over ten thousand competitors entered the qualifier and Totnes is the only school in the entire south West of England to have been selected. The squad, are keen to do their very best, hungry for a medal, they have now embarked

on a gruelling training and rehearsal schedule, in addition to attending school full time and keeping on top of their homework. Alongside their intense training, the team are also fund raising to cover the cost of the trip. Supermarket bag packing, Hotel and City centre performances, barn dances, raffles, car washes and much more are penned on their busy calendars! They must do this to cover the costs of their training, travel, accommodation, kit and uniforms. The school is looking for sponsorship also and have lots of branding and advertising opportunities on offer to businesses that are interested in supporting these incredible youngsters! I am sure that you can appreciate the value that this experience offers, to be involved in a sporting competition at an international level is an incredible opportunity for these local young people.

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June 2018 Dance World Cup, Barcelona! They would very much like to hear from anyone who thinks they may be able to help in any way no matter how small! Should you wish to book the team for performances at private or corporate events they are available to hire for a small fee! They have set up a crowdfunding page where donations can be www. gofundme.com/team-englandworld-cup-dance. In addition to this you can contact the fundraising co-ordinator on: Totnesworldcupdance@gmail.com This tremendous group of dedicated and hardworking individuals who want to succeed with pride. There are determined to achieve individual medals and lift the title for England! Any donation no matter how small really will make a big difference. Please help these focused, talented and very hardworking youngsters compete at their best and represent their country with pride. Thankyou.


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


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International Bands Playing Live Regularly Jam Nite on Thursdays DJ until 3am every Friday & Saturday Live Band every Sunday afternoon Live Music Venue Spectacular Harbourside Views Private Room Hire

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

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Saturday 8th September 2018 @ New Fish Quay, Brixham £6 entry all day • U16’s free! Enjoy Britain’s finest fishing and maritime heritage in the spiritual home of the trawler. Great seafood chefs will demonstrate how to prepare, cook and serve the finest quality fresh fish, caught and landed locally. Fishstock Brixham is a glorious celebration of the fishing industry, with seafood stalls, maritime heritage displays, live bands and entertainment for all ages. Probably the best ‘boat to throat’ fishing and seafood experience you will ever have... m Brixhation’s It’s a magical na journey and it’s is the ourite licensed to fav port midnight! shing s


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

Live Weekly Entertainment! LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Euchre Night - Beginners Welcome

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.

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT The Queen’s Arms Meat Draw EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT Live Music 1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Quiz Night LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Open Mic Night 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. £6.95 each or 2 for £13.00 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 + + Enjoy a meal and a pint for £5.95 All drinks are based on a pint of Ale

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

Celebrating our 71st Children’s Week we feel part of Paignton’s History Welcome to a free week of fun for ALL Kids both young & old Week commencing 14th August 2018 Featuring: Arts and Crafts with Babs and her team in the main marquee & loads of fun for the family to enjoy, such as: Pams Kitchen Children’s Week Quiz Gerry Cottle’s WoW Circus Anderton and Rowlands Fun Fair. We are wholly funded by local businesses and people like you! Most local residents and visitors alike have grown up with this week of free entertainment on Paignton seafront. Over the next few Weeks please visit our official social media page which will be updated with Children’s Week events, with all the characters & Fun that have make this event so successful. Please visit for regular updates:

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Set in 70 acres of farmland near Chagford on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer. Starting life as a small private party, Chagstock has now grown into a major fixture on the Westcountry festival circuit, selling out for the past six years in succession.

In addition to the main stages, Chagstock hosts a huge variety of alternative musical and non-musical activities for all ages, including large children’s area, independent local food traders, and of course, a well stocked bar serving a wide variety of beverages including local ales and ciders. Weekend tickets are £95 per adult, with family, youth, group and accessible carer discounts available. They include all entertainment, car parking and 2 nights camping. Day tickets start from just £50 per adult, with family and youth discounts available. Day tickets also include car parking and one night’s camping. For more info, tickets and full T&C’s: www.chagstock.info Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust and WaterAid.



Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says:

WEEKEND - INCLUDES TWO NIGHTS CAMPING £95 (Adults), £65 (Youth age 13-17), or a Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £275. SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 6 get 7 at £81.43 each

“Due to popular demand we have now made some day tickets available for this year’s festival. We can’t wait to welcome friends new and old to Dartmoor for Chagstock 2018! With a lineup that includes incredible acts like Buzzcocks, Imelda May, The Correspondents and Show of Hands, we are pulling out all the stops for 2018! Do keep an eye on our website or social media for the most up to date news and announcements”

DAY - INCLUDES ONE NIGHT CAMPING FRIDAY: £50 (Adults), £35 (Youth age 13-17), or a Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is £145. SATURDAY: £55 (Adults), £40 (Youth age 13-17) or a Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is £150. Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required. Car parking is included with all tickets. All tickets available from www.chagstock.info


Saturday’s highlights include The Grahams, Devon’s own Show of Hands, The Luka State, The Wood Burning Savages, The Hot Sprockets and to round off the festival, the incredible Imelda May.


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Taking place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2018, Chagstock will once again showcase the very finest music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond.

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Festival Guide 2018 WELCOME TO WHAT’S ON SOUTH WEST 2018 FESTIVAL GUIDE We will be featuring every major festival with all essential information your need to buy tickets, accommodation and essential festival information. We will be posting new events daily throughout our social media. Please look out for competitions as we do this for most festivals. Have a great time and stay safe! BMAD MOTORBIKE FESTIVAL 2018 4th-6th May 2018 Paignton Seafront, The Esplanade, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6ED. bmad.co.uk

EXETER BEATS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 4th-6th May 2018 Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle, Nr High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PU. exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk DART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 11th-13th May 2018 Dartmouth Town Centre, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9DY. dartmusicfestival.co.uk KINGSBRIDGE FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 1st-3rd June 2018 Kingsbridge, Devon. kingsbridgefoodandmusic.org GOLDCOAST OCEANFEST 2018 15th-17th June 2018 Limekiln, Moor Lane, Croyde, North Devon, EX33 1N. goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk 01271 817000

For up to date information and more fesitvals please visit: www.whatsonsouthwest.com

FUNKY SOUL FRIDAY 2018 22nd-23rd June 2018 Downend Field, Croyde Rd, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1QE bluefizzevents.co.uk/events 07845 147563 LET’S ROCK EXETER 2018 30th June 2018 Powderham Castle, Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ. letsrockexeter.com 01626 890243 GLAS-DENBURY MUSIC & ARTS 2018 6th-7th July 2018 Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6DQ. glas-denbury.co.uk 07793 864183 CHAGSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 20th-21st July 2018 Whiddon Down, Chagford, Devon, EX20 2PR. chagstock.info TROPICAL SUMMER FESTIVAL 2018 27th-30th July 2018 Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2BJ. tropicalsummerfestivalplymouth.com 07769978160 SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK 2018 3rd-10th August 2018 Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR. sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk 01395 577952

BLACKDOWN HILLS BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 10th-11th August 2018 Cherry Hays Farm, Slough Lane, Smeatharpe, Devon, EX14 9RD. blackdownbeerfestival.co.uk 01460234221 DAWLISH CARNIVAL WEEK 2018 11th-17th August 2018 Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9AP. dawlishcelebratescarnival.co.uk PORT OF DARTMOUTH ROYAL REGATTA 2018 30th August-1st September 2018 Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9YY. dartmouthregatta.co.uk 01803 834224 3 DAY COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 7th-9th September 2018 Riverside Caravan and Camping park, Marsh Lane, North Molton Road, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3HQ. exmoorriverside.co.uk 01769 579269 ABBFEST 2018 21st-23rd September 2018 Fermoy’s Garden Centre, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5TN. abbfest.org 07753607676

For up to date information and more fesitvals please visit: www.whatsonsouthwest.com

WATCHETLIVE C.I.C, the organisers of WATCHET FESTIVAL are proud to announce four more incredible acts for 2018!

WEST SOMERSET’S BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL FRIDAY 24th - SUNDAY 26th AUGUST 2018 SCOUTING FOR GIRLS | THE SELECTER REEF | TURIN BRAKES | MELANIE C ASWAD | DUB PISTOLS | HAZEL O’CONNOR CAST | FEROCIOUS DOG | FROM THE JAM | RSVP Plus as always, House Band: THE WURZELS...and many more! Scouting For Girls, Turin Brakes, Reef, and The Selecter will all be taking to the West Somerset festival’s main stage this August Bank Holiday weekend, joining a bill that already includes former Spice Girl Melanie C, Britpop legends Cast, 80’s superstar Hazel O’Connor and many more! Returning after a fallow year, following their completely sold-out 10th Anniversary in 2016, Watchet Festival is a not-for-profit family friendly event with amazing views of the West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages host more than 60 live acts, bringing a wide range of highcalibre performers not normally found performing in West Somerset, at a very affordable price. Watchet Live CIC, the community charity behind Watchet Live Festival, are recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

Festival will also once again make financial donations to local charity groups including The Children’s Hospice South West, Elliot’s Touch, and the ”Stand Against Speed 4 Bethany” Alongside a wide variety of high quality food stalls, the extensive in-house Cider and Real Ale Bar prices are always kept as low as possible, providing one of the best-value refreshments offerings to be found at any event in the UK.

TICKETS Accompanied Children aged 12 and under can attend for free - no advance ticket required. Tickets subject to booking fees. Buy online and full T&C’s at: www.watchetfestival.co.uk.

) Weekend Tickets (includes camping ), 13-15 ths £82.50 (Adults 16+), £65 (You lts & 2 Youths) £225 (Family Weekend Ticket - 2 Adu Weekend Tickets (no camping) £70 (Adults 16+), £55 (Youths 13-15), £195 (Family Weekend Ticket) Parking Cars £10 Campervans SOLD OUT

Best of the PROSECCO FESTIVAL Riviera International Centre, Torquay 18th-19th May 2018 Tel: 01792 635253 Live music will take place at all sessions, with a dance floor filler band each evening. There will be more than 40 combinations of Prosecco, Cava, Spumante, Pink fizz, Brute and Prosecco based cocktails ready for you to savour at the festival. For non-fizz fans, there will also be a dedicated Peroni bar. BRIXFEST BRIXHAM 2018 Brixham Harbour 26th-30th May 2018 Tel: 07808 653104 BrixFest enters 2018 in its seventh year having firmly established itself as one of Brixham’s leading festivals. We pride ourselves on getting bigger and better each year, and BrixFest 2018 is no different! LORD MAYOR’S FESTIVAL 2018 Armada Way, Plymouth 26th May 2018 Tel: 01752 306330 This popular annual event will again be taking place, welcoming the new Lord Mayor into their role on Saturday 26 May 2018. DARTINGTON FOOD FAIR Dartington, Totnes 27th-28th May 2018 Tel: 01803 847500 The Shops at Dartington are delighted to announce the return of the annual Food Fair. The two-day family event will see visitors treated to the county’s finest food and drink, with the opportunity to watch mouth-wateringly good workshops and be inspired for the summer season ahead. FLAVOUR FEST 2018 Armada Way, Plymouth 1st-3rd June 2018 Tel: 01752 306330 The weekend event will see the Piazza transformed with stalls brimming with local delicacies, live music and a marquee bar. With more than 100 traders showcasing the best regional produce - as well as cookery demonstrations from talented local and celebrity chefs.

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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

t. 01647 252434 e. info@canonteignfalls.com

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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Best of the TORBAY AIR SHOW Paignton Green 2nd-3rd June 2018 www.torbayairshow.com Torbay Airshow will return this spring with breathtaking air displays over the stunning South Devon bay. The two day show will take place over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd June 2018 on Paignton Green offering free entertainment for all the family. BMAD BIKE NIGHTS Paignton Seafront Every Wednesday from 6th June - 26th September 2018 - except changing to Thursday 26th July due to Paignton Carnival Procession 6pm-10pm www.bmad.co.uk Each year on Paignton Seafront there is regularly a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from May to Sept. THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FESTIVAL Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey 8th-10th June 2018 Tel: 01626 830612 Set in idyllic surroundings on the edge of Dartmoor, The Contemporary Craft Festival is brimming with opportunities to meet and buy work directly from nearly 200 of your favourite or newly-found makers. OCCOMBE FESTIVAL 2018 Occombe Farm, Paignton 15th-16th June 2018 Tel: 01803 520022 Two days of amazing live music, huge choice of beer, cider and wine and a delicious selection of locally produced foods, tasty treats and meals. TEIGNMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL Teignmouth 22nd-24th June 2018 Tel: 01803 290427 The Teignmouth Folk Festival is a hugely popular event that takes place once a year and attracts large crowds with its wide variety of exciting entertainment.

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Where the Music Matters St Marychurch, Torquay

April Fri 6th: Ben Carr and The Hot Rats Sat 7th: Don’t Fret 5-7pm Fri 12th: Rage Sat 13th: Rox Live 5-7pm Fri 20th: The Supernatural Sat 21st: Rich Cottell 5-7pm St George’s Day Mon 23rd: New Daze 5-7pm Fri 27th: The Solid Gold Show Sat 28th: Guy Stockwell 5-7pm

May Fri 4th: Barking Spiders Sat 5th: Leon Oxenham 5-7pm Fri 11th: Right Red Hand Sat 12th: Bert Miller 5-7pm Fri 18th: Skool Daze Sat 19th: Gozer Goodspeed 5-7pm Fri 25th: The Usual Suspects Sat 26th: Matt Sellors 5-7pm

June Fri 1st: Silver Bullet Sat 2nd: Rob Hunt 5-7pm Fri 8th: Mistreated Sat 9th: Ben & Sy Stomping Blues 5-7pm Fri 15th: Cargo Sat 16th: Leon Oxenham 5-7pm Fri 22nd: Duke Johnson & The Scorchers Sat 23rd: Furry Hat 5-7pm Fri 29th: The Weekend Sat 30th: Rox Live 5-7pm

July Fri 6th: New Daze Sat 7th: Rob Hunt 5-7pm Fri 13th: Jefferson Archive Sat 14th: Travelling Blueberrys 9:30-Midnight Fri 20th: The Buzz Sat 21st: Oddsox 5-7pm Fri 27th: The Stone Angels Sat 28th: Guy Stockwell 5-7pm

August Fri 3rd: The Dockneys Sat 4th: Rockfella Fri 10th: Karina and The Slaves Sat 11th: Matt Sellors 5-7pm Fri 17th: The Supernatural Sat 18th: Bert Miller 5-7pm Fri 24th: Duke Johnson & The Scorchers Sat 25th: The Solid Gold Show 9:30-Midnight Fri 31st: Barracoodas

September Sat 1st: TBC Fri 7th: New Daze Sat 8th: TBC Fri 14th: The Weekend Sat 15th: Furry Hat 5-7pm Fri 21st: Ben Carr & The Hot Rats Sat 22nd: TBC Fri 28th: DT’s Sat 29th: Matt Sellors 5-7pm

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Karen Thomson first introduced the Torbay and Devon Civic Award (previously known as Torbay Civic Award) in 2005 whilst teaching at Cockington Primary School. Since then it has grown in popularity with 23 schools currently taking part and requests from more than 10 schools next year. The Torbay and Devon Civic Award is for children in their final year at primary school. They need to demonstrate they have achieved: 1. Active Citizenship in their school community. 2. Active Citizenship in their home communities. 3. Commitment to an active hobby and a nonactive hobby. 4. Taking part in residential experience and adventure training. 5. Children also need to adopt a cause or charity which they feel strongly about. Karen’s reasons for introducing the award were these: • It brings about community cohesion through linking school and community • It empowers children to become global citizens – developing their awareness of the works of charities • It develops empathy and the desire to strive for a fairer future. It encourages them to be compassionate and to take responsibility for positive change • It enables children to achieve economic well being through the management of money • It encourages children to be safe – action planning with risk assessments is an important part of the award • It develops self esteem, confidence, resilience and assurance • It develops a team working ethos and promotes related skills of collaboration and independence


• It supports children in leading purposeful and full lives and is great preparation for both secondary school and the workplace. • It encourages acquisition of important values (respect contribution compassion etc) and allows children to see them in practice • It is about what we all believe in: moral purpose and integrity - developing and nurturing the whole child for life and placing education in a broader and more worthy context

It was also born from a desire to balance the SATsdriven curriculum in Y6 with a human, selfless aspect to help those children become well-rounded, confident and caring individuals who strive to make a difference in their various communities and are prepared to take responsibility for change. Gary Vine from Aspire Direct Marketing joined Karen in 2014 and developed the online presence of the growing award with a Facebook page, a twitter account and a brand new website to showcase students’ achievements and provide information and resources for students, teachers and parents. In June, all students are independently accessed. Assessors include members of the community, local business people and local councillors. Successful children are invited to a Presentation Night where they are presented with their certificate by both the Chair of Torbay Council and Devon County Council. This year’s Presentation Night will be held at St Cuthbert Mayne School.



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The name Elt has been a byword for shoes in Worcester and the surrounding area for almost a century and a half. Having spent most of my childhood on holiday in Torquay, Meadfoot Beach being my favourite, it seemed only natural that we should take over a well established business at 5 Fore Street, St Marychurch. 26 years seems to have flown by and we have a small but very important claim to fame. In March 1992 there was 17 other specialist shoe outlets in Torbay. Now there are only 4 including ourselves. From this I would make the fairly bold assumption that we must be doing something right! Our aim is to provide comfortable yet stylish footwear from both International and famous English brands. Ecco, Gabor, Josef Seibel and Rieker are our customers favourites,

not forgetting our English brands VanDal and Barker of Earls Barton. Our shop is both warm and friendly but at the same time fresh and full of innovative styling. Our stay in Totnes has been somewhat less, a mere 15 years! However during that time in both The Plains and Fore Street we have established an eclectic shoe store that clearly fulfils the need of Totnes and the adjacent area. Visit our Website www.robineltshoes.co.uk to read our full history. Modern retailing requires that you remain alert to changing trading conditions- witness the boom in Coffee Shops, Hairdressers and Mobile Phone Shops. When we first moved to Totnes there were 4 other specialist shoe shops- we are now the only remaining specialist multi branded shop. For us to be

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successful we have to keep pace with trends whilst not losing our loyal customer base for comfort yet stylish footwear. My daughter Jenny has now joined the business and is in charge of the Buying. She represents the fifth generation of Elts in our family business. We are particularly delighted to have just been awarded Men’s Independent Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Footwear Industry Awards at the NEC. This is the third Award recently, having previously won Outdoor Retailer and Independent Ladies Retailer of the Year. In my view we would be nowhere over the years had it not been for the loyal, enthusiastic and most capable staff that run the shops with us. We hope to perpetuate this family tradition for many years to come. Torquay, St Marychurch 01803 327269 Totnes 01803 847878

St. Marychurch Eye Centre

Professional Eyecare in Torquay

We offer an extensive range of eye care products and services including: NHS and private eye examinations for all ages l Specialist children’s eye testing l Contact lens fitting and aftercare l A wide range of eyewear – from basic to designer frames, including frames available under the NHS voucher scheme l Specialist spectacle lenses for sport, swimming, or simply for everyday use l Corporate eye care (including DSE regulation testing) - whether arranged privately or through one of the national corporate eye care schemes l We are Varilux consultant optometrists and offer both budget and high-end Varifocal lenses, which are tailored to your individual needs. l We offer hearing tests, hearing aids and batteries – call for details! l

Special Offers 50% your second pair of lenses (T&C’s: Offer applies to reflection-free lenses when a second pair of glasses is made to the same prescription) We pay for your parking with any pair of glasses (T&C’s: 2 hours parking up to a monetary value of £2.50 in St. Marychurch car parks)

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Theatre Guide BABBACOMBE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com

3rd Black Magic – The Little Mix Show – 7pm 10th The Bon Jovi Experience – 7.30pm 17th Abba – Take a Chance on Us – 7.30pm 22nd Starshine Matinee – 2.30pm

MAY Every Tues & Weds Starshine - 8.15pm Every Thurs West End At The Movies - 8.15pm 4th The Beach Boys Story – 7.30pm 5th Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert – 8pm 11th All Our Yesterdays – 7.30pm 26th Rich Hall’s Hoedown – 8pm

SEPTEMBER Every Tues & Weds Starshine - 8.15pm Every Thurs West End At The Movies - 8.15pm 1st You Win Again – 7.30pm 13th West End At The Movies Matinee - 2pm 15th Explosive Light Orchestra – The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne & ELO – 7.30pm 21st The Opera Boys – 7.30pm 29th Afterglow Genesis Tribute Band – 7.30pm

JUNE Every Tues & Weds Starshine - 8.15pm Every Thurs West End At The Movies - 8.15pm 9th The Upbeat Beatles – 7.30pm 16th Lee Nelson – Serious Joker – 7.30pm 29th Dire Straits: UK – 7.30pm JULY Every Tues & Weds Starshine - 8.15pm Every Thurs West End At The Movies - 8.15pm 20th On Tour with Elvis - 7.30pm 28th Faith – The George Michael Legacy – 7.30pm AUGUST Every Tues & Weds Starshine - 8.15pm Every Thurs West End At The Movies - 8.15pm

THE LITTLE THEATRE TORQUAY The Little Theatre 01803 299330 www.toadslittletheatre.co.uk MAY 14th-19th Tons of Money JUNE 11th-16th Rough Justice THEATRE ROYAL

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PLYMOUTH Box Office 01752 267222 MAY 1st-2nd Macbeth 4th Faulty Towers The Dining Experience 5th Sing-a-long-a Beauty & The Beast 6th Encore Dance Company 8th-12th A Midsummer Night’s Dream 13th Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNE 16th-18th A Spoonful of Sherman 19th Count Arthur Strong is Alive & Unplugged 20th Margo & Mr Whatsit 22nd-26th The Marriage of Figaro 24th-25th Iltabarro & Gianni Schicchi 27th Ballet Central 28th-2nd June Flashdance – The Musical JUNE 5th-9th Iolanthe 10th Barry Cryer & Colin Sell – Strictly Come Joking 13th David Baddiel My Family: Not The Sitcom 16th Ugly Duckling 19th-23rd Great Expectations 26th Ballet Black 27th Who, Me 30th Murder Mystery Evening: A Midsummer Night’s Murder JULY 7th-8th The Snail & The Whale SEPTEMBER 10th-15th The Wipers Times 17th&18th Joan Armatrading – The 2018 Tour 27th-30th Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors


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Last of the Summer Wine by Roy Clarke

In this new adaptation of the timeless television series Foggy Clegg and Compob are reunited for one last adventure. Foggy has designs on Constance Nora Batty’s nieceand the long standing fiancee of the hapless Gifford Bewmont. With the help of Clegg Foggy invites the ladies round for an evening’s entertainment. But the Duo are unaware that a flasher is stalking the local community. Compo turns up unannounced and wrecks havoc on Foggy’s peperations. The play then becomes extremly funny mistaken identities and chaos and the flasher. This promises to be a good night out.

BOX OFFICE: 01803 665800

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

An announcement in the local paper states the the time and place when a murder will take place. The venue is Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants but an unknown visitor What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives. concealed identities asecond death a determined Inspector following the twists and turns of plot and then Miss Marple appears to unravel all the clues and provide the final solution but not before her life is threatened. This is our Summer Season Production and runs for eight weeks every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday throughout June and July. Come and be thrilled and try to beat the super sleuth!

BOX OFFICE: 01803 665800

The award-winning Be inspired by amateur theatre

Music, Lyrics & Book by

Lionel Bart Produced for the Broadway stage by

David Merrick & Donald Albery Director

Musical Director


Iain Douglas

Joanna Walling

Vicky Baldwin

20 - 23 June 2018 Nightly at 7.30pm · Saturday Matinée at 2.30pm


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PRINCESS THEATRE TORQUAY TOADS STAGE MUSICAL COMPANY is a registered charity, number 268829. ‘Oliver!’ is an amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Limited of New York

Regatta Guide 2018 PAIGNTON REGATTA 2018



Regatta Community Fun Week is a FREE nine day event that provides fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Live music, fireworks, the funfair, demonstrations, competitions, stalls, food & drink - we have it all! Over 80 hours of entertainment on and around Paignton Green. We can announce that we have four evenings of great music from top tribute acts! Rock, pop and dance acts that you’ll love. Plus a top local band on Sunday the 12th! Our Grand fireworks Display will be on Friday the 10th of August.


The Torbay Royal Regatta has been taking place for over 200 years and is one of the highlights of the sailing and social scene in Torquay, and takes place this year over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Tel: 01803 292006

One of the premiere sailing regattas in the South West, the event remains as popular as ever and this year promises to be another great occasion with over a 100 yachts and dinghies expected.

For more information on Regional Regattas please visit: www.whatsonsouthwest.com


THE QUAY, DARTMOUTH - 30 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER 2018 The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta labelled the ‘Best in the West’, the Royal Regatta always lives up to its reputation with superb competition and brilliant entertainment. Thousands of visitors from the region, nation and indeed the world descend on Dartmouth every August for a packed three-day programme of air displays, sailing, sports, live music, street food, fireworks and more. Tel: 01803 832318

The centre of the Royal Regatta has always been the sailing, rowing and swimming. These sports have for several decades been supplemented by tennis and the road races. All are as popular as ever and as always the Royal Regatta will provide some excellent competition.

For more information on Regional Regattas please visit: www.whatsonsouthwest.com

Distinctly Dartmouth: An Unforgettable Experience

Distinctly Dartmouth Gin is made using locally sourced ingredients from areas close to Dartmouth and the River Dart.

Fresh Locally Sourced Ingredients Our gin features 8 botanicals including coriander, lemon peel and liquorice but also balances its juniper against apples from Hunts Cider Orchards in Stoke Gabriel and elderflower from Greenway House gardens at Galmpton creating a very smooth, floral gin with big notes of apple and an aftertaste of elderflower whilst still holding onto to its juniper roots. At Distinctly Dartmouth we have created a gin that nods to the apples and elderflower rather than screams at it.

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Hannahs at Seale-Hayne

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th May

NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK Our Award Winning Chef has built a reputation for delicious and inspired vegetarian dishes. All week the Bistro team will have a new veggie special on the menu. All day. The Bistro. See the specials board.

Sunday 1st April – Sunday 13th May

POP ART EXHIBITION We’re pleased to be presenting a collection of work from Falmouth Art Gallery, the only accredited museum in Cornwall to represent Pop Art, one of the most dominant modern movements in British Art. See work by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichenstein, Tony Foster, Grace Gardner, Sir Peter Blake, Matthew Parfitt, Stuart Semple, Gavin Turk, Patrick Hughes, Anthony Benjamin, Patrick Caulfield and Merlyn Evans. 10am-4pm. FREE entry, The Gallery.

Steak Night Steak and Chips for two.

Only £20 6pm onwards. Booking essential & subject to availability. Telephone the Bistro on 01626 325 800.

30th June - 2nd September

DOODLE AT HANNAHS Enter a world of woodland creatures, pirates, music, nature, sports & mindfulness with Squircle Arts as we transform Hannah’s Gallery into a giant colouring book for you to explore and create. Discover your inner artist and let you imagination go wild! Colour in existing drawings or create your own doodles, creature & characters and add your self portrait to our community wall of frames. There will be character discovery trails, doodle games, outdoor doodle jam events and a range of workshops - keep an eye on our website for more details. Suitable for all ages. 10am-4pm. FREE entry, The Gallery.

21st April: Murder at the Anniversary 11th May: Death in the Caves 9th June: Jam, Toast and Death We are proud to present these interactive murder mysteries provided by the amazing Moonstone Theatre Company. Join us (in fancy dress!) for a wonderful evening where the story unfolds around you as you enjoy a 3 course dinner. Speak to all the characters, discover their secrets and work out which of them is guilty.

7pm onwards, The Bistro. Ages 16+. £25 including 3-course supper. Booking essential. Fancy dress welcome!

Comedy Club Friday 27th April 25th May & 29th June A hilarious line up of three top comedians join our resident compere Richard James.

Saturday 19th May - Sunday 24th June

Tickets £12 (Early Bird £8). Over 18’s only. Doors open 7pm, entertainment from 8pm, The Green Rooms. Food available to purchase.

HANNAHS OPEN “Sense-sational”

Our open call to local artists this year is based on innovative and creative works based on any aspect around the theme of “Senses”, but in particular the idea of play and interaction. 10am-4pm. FREE Entry, The Gallery.

Friday 20th April, 18th May & 15th June

FRIDAY NIGHT INC. Accessible, friendly and fun club night featuring a mix of DJs, live music, karaoke and open mic action. Licensed bar and food plus accommodation! The Green Rooms. 7pm. £3 (enablers free). Buy your tickets on the door.

Saturday 16th June Outdoor Theatre

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” by Quantum Theatre

Bring your picnic blanket or camping chairs and enjoy a Shakespearean classic in the grounds of Seale-Hayne. 5pm. Location depends on weather. £12 Adult / £8 Child / Family (2+2) £32.

Saturday 14th July & 25th August Outdoor Theatre

“THE RELUCTANT DRAGON” by Quantum Theatre

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? In this delightful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon, an enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family. 3pm. Location depends on weather. £12 Adult / £8 Child / Family (2+2) £32.

For information on all events at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne visit

www.discoverhannahs.org/whats-on Dame Hannah Roger’s School, registered charity no. 306948. Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, a limited company registered in England and Wales with number 5512987, and registered as a charity with number 1148882, and whose registered office address is at Woodland Road, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9HQ is the sole trustee of Dame Hannah Roger’s School.

Ape and Cake

Go behind the scenes, enjoy some tea and cake and learn all about our magnificent apes. £22 per person Booking essential

Tea with the Tigers

Meet our big cat keepers out of hours and watch the amazing cats receive some special treats. £22 per person Booking essential

25th April 7.00pm - 9.00pm

30th May 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Halloween Horrors

Take part in our ghoulish Halloween trail - will you receive a trick or treat?

Meet Santa

Meet Santa in his magical cabin.

20th - 31st October

Various dates from 8th - 24th December

Find out more and book tickets

www.paigntonzoo.org.uk 01803 697500 Coastal Clean-ups Various dates

Penguins and Prosecco 26th September 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Halloween and Christmas October & December

Litter is harmful to our environment and the animals that live on our coasts. Come along to these FREE events and be part of our coastal clean up crew! See our website for dates and locations.

Meet our penguins and enjoy Prosecco and exclusive access to our terrace whilst enjoying the amazing views of Tor Bay. Over 18’s only. £22 per person Booking essential

Registered charity No: 300923

Events 2018 Explore the wonderful world of Nearby Nature at Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts this year. Learn more about the wildlife on your doorstep and in our seas from brilliant birds to marvellous mammals we’ll have all your favourites covered. Join us for special talks, trails, activities and more! Please note: details are subject to change and some events must be pre-booked. Please check our website for all the latest updates.

Halloween and Christmas are great times to visit. Enjoy a host of spooky surprises and festive cheer to celebrate the seasons.

Find out more and book tickets

www.livingcoasts.org.uk 01803 202470

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Best of the SUMMER JAZZ ON THE QUAY Quayside, Exeter 24th June 2018 Tel: 01392 271611 Starting on 24 June and then every Sunday during July and August the City Council, in conjunction with The Quay Trust provide free entertainment on Exeter’s historic quayside. GIN FESTIVAL PLYMOUTH 2018 Plymouth 29th June 2018 Tel: 01274 888588 The UK’s first, biggest and best gin festival is making it’s first visit to Plymouth and we’re bringing an enormous variety of different gins with us! EXETER RESPECT FESTIVAL 2018 Belmot Road, Exeter 30th June-1st July 2018 Tel: 07816 325613 Exeter Respect is the city’s annual celebration of diversity where we use the performing and creative arts to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice. EXETER CRAFT FESTIVAL 2018 Exeter Cathedral, Exeter 5th-7th July 2018 Tel: 01392 431521 This 3- day Festival of Arts and Crafts is a celebration of the very best artists & makers based in the South West is one of the major highlights of the Exeter’s cultural calendar. DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY AND RIVER BOAT COMPANY - KINGSBEER FESTIVAL Kingswear Station, Kingswear 13th-15th July 2018 Tel: 01803 555872 The KingsBeer Festival will be on the embankment at Kingswear and has uninterrupted, panoramic views of the River Dart.

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26th May to 3rd June

Piece together the Dino facts to win an Easter surprise! Activities included in the cave admission price. NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Ever wonder what Devon was like in the last Ice Age? Visit Kents Cavern to find out how to survive the coldest conditions and live amongst prehistoric beasts. Part of the Geopark Festival. Activities included in the cave admission price. NO BOOKING REQUIRED


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4th July to 1st September Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30pm Feeling Brave? With dim lighting and candles can you hold your nerve around the caves? This show is not recommended for children under 8 years old. BOOK ONLINE

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20th to 31st October

2nd to 24th December

Join us this half term for Batty activities... head on a cave tour to take part in our underground pumpkin hunt and win a Halloween treat. Explore the woodland trail and take part in bat themed games. Activities included in the cave admission price. NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Santa returns to Kents Cavern again this year! And he’s joined by some very magical friends… Who will open the door this year?





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At 368 square miles (954 square kilometres), Dartmoor is the largest open space in southern England. It has wild open moorland, granite tors and wooded river valleys. At its edge is a landscape of small fields enclosed by stone walls and hedge banks. The open spaces and sheltered valleys give pleasure to millions of people every year. Dartmoor’s blanket bog, upland oakwood, caves and mines are among habitats of international importance. Dartmoor’s landscape is also among the richest in western Europe in terms of its archaeological remains. Dartmoor contains the longest stone row in the world (measuring 3.4km). In fact 60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and the remains of over 5000 prehistoric hut circles (houses) can be seen. Dartmoor has the greatest number of archaeological sites out of all the UK National Parks. The National Park Visitor Centre at Postbridge has a superb collection of prehistoric finds on display as part of an exhibition telling the story of

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life death and landscape on prehistoric Dartmoor. This year prehistoric Dartmoor comes to the city with a major exhibition of the most important archaeological discovery ever made on the moor. The Early Bronze Age burial discovered on Whitehorse Hill contained a wealth of important finds including jewellery and organic remains and all will be on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from 13 September to 13 December 2014. The newly refurbished and updated National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown has a superb free to enter exhibition area where you can find out about the National Park and discover more about the building’s connection with Conan Doyle and how he was inspired to write the Hound of the Baskervilles. Try out the new Sherlock Holmes interactive display, watch stunning films and learn about Dartmoor’s myths and legends. Dartmoor is used for a wide range of exhilarating, exciting and challenging Family Ticket £11

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recreational pursuits and the upland landscape offers a superb backdrop for these activities. Hire a bike and go for a great self guided cycle along safe traffic free trails, try geocaching, camping out under clear Dartmoor skies, horse riding across unspoilt moorland, or challenge yourself on Dartmoor’s granite climbs there’s so much to do! Those who would like to enjoy Dartmoor in the company of an experienced guide can book on to a specialist guided walk. There are walks led by National Park Rangers taking place during September and October and the chance to visit a unique 14th century medieval longhouse owned by the National Park. Visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk (click on Visiting and What’s on) or call 01822 890414 for more details. Staff at the National Park Visitor Centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor are available to answer questions about how you can enjoy this special place. With 453 miles of public rights of way and the freedom to roam on foot or horseback over Dartmoor common land there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself.

For more information telephone (01822) 890414 or visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk

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Best of the TOTNES AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, 29th July 2018 Tel: 01803 732813 We have exciting demonstrations, displays and parades. Amongst a whole host of other things, there’s a Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large Trade Stands section offering a wide choice of goods and services. DUBS AT THE BEACH Paignton Green and other locations, Paignton 29th July 2018 Tel: 07412 789195 Dubs at the Beach is back for 2018. As in the previous years the show will have its very own auto-jumble, trade stalls, kids entertainment, refreshments and more. COCKINGTON FAYRE Cockington Court 1st Aug 2018 Tel: 01803 607230 The famous Cockington Fayre. Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington. TORBAY STEAM FAIR 2018 Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham 3rd - 5th Aug 2018 Tel: 01803 853989 Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family. Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic cars, lorries, military displays, market stalls and so much more. PROSECCO AND FIZZ FESTIVAL Riviera International Centre, Torquay 3rd-4th Aug 2018 Tel: 01803 299992 20 different types of Prosecco, a free glass of Prosecco on arrival, great live music so expect to see amazing live bands on stage, delicious Italian Street Food so make sure you come hungry enough to indulge. BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS The Hoe, Plymouth 8th - 9th August 2018 Tel: 01752 306330 As the Hoe is the focal point for watching the Championships, entertainment is provided here throughout both evenings. In addition to a fun fair, with thrill rides, Heart FM will be providing live music on a stage.

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11th May FastLove

15th June Magic of Motown

11th & 12th August Peppa Pig’s Adventure

15th & 16th May Michael McIntyre

19th June Travis

4th & 5th Sept Michael McIntyre

18th May Dan & Phil World Tour 2018

28th June Elvis Costello

8th Sept The League of Gentlemen

19th May The Elvis World Tour

5th July Kevin & Karen

25th Sept Jurassic Park in Concert

2nd & 3rd June Sarah Millican

1st August Jason Manford

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ROTARY PEDAL CAR GRAND PRIX 2018 40TH YEAR Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay 15th July 2018 Tel: 01803 327154 Watch the very competitive pedal car teams all striving to win top trophies in this 2 hour endurance race using nothing but their own strength and fitness! Running alongside this will be an arts and craft fayre, live music, and demonstrations, Licensed bar and catering tent. PAIGNTON FESTIVAL Paignton Green 21st-30th July 2018 Tel: 07709 092250 You may be surprised to know that Torbay Carnival has been running for over 100 years. It was originally held on one night - procession night - but over the years we have grown and now we run over nine days of free entertainment for all the family. RIVIERA CLASSIC CAR SHOW Paignton Sea Front 22nd July 2018 www.towc.club The display of fabulous vehicles is complemented by stage entertainment through the day, food outlets, a craft marquee and licensed bar. OCEAN CITY SOUNDS The Hoe, Plymouth 26th-27th July 2018 Tel: 0333 772 7727 The two-day event on Plymouth Hoe - builds on the success of MTV Crashes Plymouth. PAIGNTON HARBOUR FESTIVAL DAY The Harbour, Paignton 28th July 2018 www.paigntonharbourfestival.co.uk One day of a full family fun day with the best local produce, demo stage with fantastic local chef, 100 seated pop up restaurant and the maritime history of the Harbour. MARLDON APPLE PIE FAIR 2018 The Village Green, Marldon 28 July 2018 Tel: 07909 843848 The Marldon Apple Pie Fair has been going since 1888. Events throughout the afternoon include local arts, crafts and food stands, falconry displays, games and even a novelty dog show!

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EXE TRAIL CYCLE FESTIVAL Exeter Quayside, Exeter 11th Aug 2018 Tel: 01392 271426 The Exe Trail Cycle Festival will be a celebration of cycling and the facilities that Exeter and the surrounding area has for cyclists. The daytime event will host stalls from food sellers as well as local cycling charities and related providers of cycle training, products and services. The evening will be an opportunity to socialise and enjoy good company with a mobile bar and entertainment starting from 6pm. CHILDREN’S WEEK 2018 Paignton Green 14th-18th Aug 2018 www.childrensweek.co.uk The UK’s longest running children’s festival, Torbay Children’s Week is now in its 72nd year. There will be a packed programme of performances, workshops and events throughout the week. BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL Nr Fairmile, Ottery St Mary 17th-19th August 2018 www.beautifuldays.org Beautiful Days is the Levellers music and family festival which takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon in August. STRAWBERRY FAYRE MUSIC & BEER FESTIVAL Churston Manor Hotel, Churston Ferrers 18th & 19th August 2018 01803 842186 Two day Music & Beer Festival featuring local live bands on the Saturday and a Classical Pop Concert on the Sunday. Admission Free. TORQUAY FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay Sunday 2nd September 2018 11am-5pm 07717 754240 Lots of locally supplied food and drink, with live music throughout the day.

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FISHSTOCK BRIXHAM Brixham Quay, Brixham 8th September 2018 Tel: 07860 542071 Fishstock Brixham, the English Riviera’s renowned urban music and seafood festival takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque fishing harbour. PLYMOUTH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 2018 The Barbican & Sutton Harbour, Plymouth 15th - 16th Sept 2018 Tel: 01752 306330 Plymouth Seafood Festival is back for its 7th year in 2018 and is set to bring The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood. ABBFEST Fermoys Garden Centre, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot 21st - 23rd Sept 2018 Tel: 01626 332092 Abbfest has activities to suit the whole family! On offer over the 3 days: Local Produce Market, Food Demonstrations, Craft Workshops, Children’s Activities & Live Music THE GREAT FOOD AND DRINK SHOW Westpoint Exeter, Exeter 22nd - 23rd Sept 2018 Tel: 01392 446000 Come and join us for a weekend packed full of all things food and drink, from wine tasting to cooking demonstrations, cake decorating workshops as well as our very own Celebrity Ready, Steady Cook all under one roof. ENGLAND’S SEAFOOD FEAST Various Locations throughout, the English Riviera 22nd Sept 2018-7th Oct 2018 Tel: 07813 987139 For 2 weeks you will be able to immerse yourself in England’s Seafood FEAST, eating some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to offer.

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