Archives: What's On

18th
Aug
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15th
Dec

Kingsbridge Farmers’ Market

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. You'll find everything you'd expect from a farmers' market and more. Fruit and vegetables with as many as possible locally grown. A glistening array of fresh fish and crab landed locally. The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries still warm from the oven. Fresh meat served by the farmers who tended their livestock, properly hung and from contented animals. Luscious handmade cakes, a wide range of homemade preserves and sauces, cheeses, locally grown flowers, plants and herbs, pate's, pies, pasties and honey from Dartmoor. Free range eggs and local ale. An interesting and varied selection of local craft stalls - perfect for a gift to take home or for treating yourself. Well worth a visit to Kingsbridge Town Square between 9am - 1pm on the first and third Saturday of the month.
23rd
Nov
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24th
Dec

Christmas at Pennywell Farm

The whole family is caught up in the Christmas magic at Pennywell. Adults are welcome to take part in the Nativity or simply watch the delight and wonder on the children’s faces from the cosy straw bale seating, as the greatest story ever told comes to life. Picture the scene . . a magical manger setting with all the Pennywell animals, the barn twinkling with hundreds of tint lights in the many Christmas trees and carols ringing out across the farm. Every child can become a star performer of they would like to. We have the costumes to provide a host of heavenly angels, shepherds watching their sheep, wise men travelling to worship, innkeepers and of course, Mary and Joseph. The Christmas Journey continues as every child will be greeted personally by Father Christmas in his woodland grotto to receive their very special Christmas gift. A warm festive welcome then awaits in Henny Penny's Cafe where the smell of mulled wine and delicious mince pies fill the air. Sit back and enjoy a tea or coffee while the children are treated to a homemade Christmas biscuit and a soft drink. You need to allow two hours for your Pennywell Christmas experience, beginning with your Nativity performance to get you into the Christmas spirit, followed by a visit to Father Christmas and rounded off with festive refreshments. Please arrive 15 minutes before your performance, remember to wrap up warm and don't forget to bring your camera. Father Christmas arrives on Saturday 23 Nov at 9.45am. If you book this performance, arrive around 9.30am so that you are ready and wating to see him at arrive at the farm with his elves, Pennywell style. Book your tickets! Tickets for 9.45am on Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include Breakfast with Santa. Tickets for 2.30pm on Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include a Cream Tea with Santa.
29th
Nov
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30th
Dec

Train of Lights

The Train of Lights is a must-see event in the South West festive calendar and this year will be bigger better, still capturing the magic of the 2018 show, but also offering a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. The show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. Your festive illuminated journey starts at Queen's Park Station, Paignton, where the train with vintage carriages await, decorated with thousands of lights both inside and out. Fifteen minutes later you will arrive at Churston Station where the show begins. You will be propelled through the 450-metre Greenway tunnel that leads you to the enchanted forest which will be transformed by a multitude of lights and brand new feature displays. The stunning show ends as you leave the forest only to be greeted by the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflected on the River Dart. After a turnaround at Kingswear and with the opportunity to disembark and take photographs from the platform, you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from a different direction.​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential.  For all other information please visit the DSRRB website. The Head of Steam café will be open serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes. Selected dates from 29th November - 30th December and various times - visit the website for more information. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00
12th
Dec

Evening Taster Course with Steve Robinson

During this 1.5 to 2 hour workshop from 7 - 9 pm you will make your own curved tealight panel which we’ll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Whether you already work in glass, or are a complete novice, Steve will tailor your tuition accordingly. £45 per person, booking essential.
12th
Dec
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13th
Dec

Carols Down the Line

Enjoy a festive train trip, full of joyous carols, with a complimentary tea or coffee and a mince pie before departure. The Exeter Railway Band will be leading the carol singing as usual.
13th
Dec

The Transposed Heads: a Story-Concert by Skedaddle

The Stargazer Society presents The Epic, Surreal and Rhapsodic MYTH & MUSIC CARAVAN with Iwan Kushka & Band

Storyteller Iwan Kushka is joined by guitarist Myles de Gruyther and violinist Becky Doe (all three from everybody’s favourite Swing jazz band ’Skedaddle’), presenting his rambunctious rendition of “The Transposed Heads”, a marvellous Indian Legend in which two boys meet one girl and loose their hearts (and heads) in the process. An experience of rhapsodic scale, interlaced with an up-beat jazzy musical score. “There is something very akin to magic in his mastery of language, it follows a pattern which seems to be subconsciously known to all his listeners so that even when he begins to speak in another language the rhythm allied to his body language takes you with him so that you are still part of his story and it is part of you.” Gill O’Donnell, Settle Story Festival. Ticket Price: £8 (12+) BOOKINGS ONLINE (limited tickets) The Woodland Bar opens from 6.30pm (serving wine, beers, mixers, hot/cold soft drinks, homemade soup and our famous lollypop waffles) Showtime: 7.30pm (interval at 8.10pm) Hot water bottles, blankets and back supports provided (limited, so bring your own)
14th
Dec
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15th
Dec

Christmas Fair at Shops at Dartington

Join us for our annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December and get into the festive spirit. With an offering of food and drink from local producers, live music, and children’s entertainment there will be magic and excitement all round! With a variety of permanent shops complementing seasonal pop-up tents, our Christmas Fair is a wonderful destination to get your festive gifts. So come and enjoy our Christmas Fair – it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. Price: Free entry Saturday 14th December 9.30am-5.30pm & Sunday 15th December, 10am-5pm
14th
Dec
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24th
Dec

Christmas at Paignton Zoo

Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present. Follow the snowman trail to pick up a special prize from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa). Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant* *Not included in £9.50 price. Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply) For just £9.50 children will receive: A Santa meet and greet with present A chocolate snowman upon completion of the trail When can I meet Santa? Saturday 14th December Sunday 15th December Saturday 21st December Sunday 22nd December Monday 23rd December Tuesday 24th December (morning only) How much does it cost? Children (up to 15 years): £9.50 *Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival. To save time, you can buy standard day tickets online here. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
14th
Dec

Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments: The Longest Night

In Norway, the Lussinatten festival celebrates the longest night of the year. Legend has it that Lussi, a feared enchantress, punishes anyone who dares to work and, from Lussinatten until Christmas, spirits, gnomes and trolls roam the earth. Celebrate The Longest Night with devilish tunes, ancient Norwegian and English folk carols and other festive musical treats!
Award-winning Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player and singer, Benedicte Maurseth, SSAI’s director, Clare Salaman and harpist Jean Kelly, play hardanger fiddles, Swedish nyckelharpa, and clarsach (celtic harp). Their collaboration has resulted in a enchanting repertoire of songs, dances and instrumental pieces from Purcell and Playford to traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes and ancient songs.
Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the  Dartington Box Office (01803 847070).
Box Office opening hours 1pm - 7pm.
Tickets on the door £14/£5.
14th
Dec

Glorious Chorus – Christmas Concert in Totnes

Join Glorious Chorus for a beautiful festive celebration. Singing seasonal favourites, original music, and some unexpected musical mashups. Lead by International Award Winning Songwriter Helen Yeomans, Glorious Chorus is recognised as being one of the best choirs in the South West. "Christmas hasn’t arrived until Glorious Chorus sings"! World Unlimited.   Buy tickets here