Archives: What's On

22nd
Sep

Dining Trains at South Devon Railway

Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Sunday Lunch Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.15 pm train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Menu options are taken on the day at the table. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegans options are available. Vegan main option must be pre booked by contacting South Devon Railway. Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal. A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks. The train journey and meal take around two and a half hours. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £49 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four. Afternoon Tea Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 4:25 pm for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. Afternoon Tea has options for Vegetarians - must be pre booked. The Experience lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery. Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £39 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit.
25th
Sep

Natural Nightscapes – Mobile Planetarium

Find out more about the natural nightscapes of the South Devon AONB. Space Odyssey's mobile planetarium will be landing in Moreleigh for one night only and will take you on an amazing trip to outer space! High-resolution images, movies and sophisticated computer simulations are projected throughout the dome - above, behind and all around the audience - to create a breathtakingly immersive experience. The show will be followed by a short walk outside looking for bats. Two showtimes: Family show 6:15pm-8:15pm, Adults and older children 7:45pm-9:45pm Cost: Adult £6, Child £4 Important Booking essential (via Ticketsource) Sit on the floor for a totally immersive experience, bring a cushion! Limited seating available for anyone who needs it (ensure this option is selected at checkout) No footwear inside the dome All belongings to be left in main hall where a member of staff will remain throughout the performance
26th
Sep

Guided Totnes Town Walk

No Totnes Walk this week due to prior bookings in September. Next available walk Thursday 3rd October 2019. Every Thursday from April to the end of October, meet local guide Kathy Alexander at 10.30 am at the Tourist Information Office, Market Square. Learn about the history of the town in an informal and friendly walk. £5 per person, £3 under 16's.
27th
Sep

Civic Hall Market

Every fourth Friday of the month there will be a new indoor market at the Civic Hall, Totnes with a collection of interesting and exciting stalls selling a variety of handmade products. Shelter from the elements and find delicious food to take away, arts & crafts, special gifts and much more. Open to visitors from 9 am - 4 pm. (Exhibitors set up from 8 am). For more information about exhibiting or visiting please contact Mairead on 01803 862147 or email mayor@totnestowncouncil.gov.uk.
27th
Sep

South Devon Rail Macmillan Coffee Morning

South Devon Railway volunteer workers at idyllic Staverton Station, many of whom are also members of the Staverton Preservation Group (SPG), are once again hosting a fund-raising event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 27 September in the railway station's very own buffet coach from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm. The event is part of Macmillan's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' and there will be hot and cold drinks plus home-made savories and cakes on offer in the coach, with all monies raised by SPG being donated to Macmillan Cancer Care. The station buffet coach has plenty of seats inside but, in the event the sun does not shine extra covered seating will be provided outside. Visitors can travel to the event either by SDR steam trains or by car and use the station car park in front of the station, or in some of the allocated spaces at Diverde's highways maintenance premises (formerly Kevin Thulborn's yard) nearby.
27th
Sep

80’s Night – Celebrating 80 years of Citizen Advice Bureau

The local advice charity has now decided to let its hair down, throw caution to the wind and go full 80s crazy with a disco in Dartington Village Hall on Friday 27th September, complete with an 80s cover band and licensed bar. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets £8 on the door or £6 online from wegottickets.com  Optional 80s fancy dress. All proceeds go to Citizens Advice South Hams and will help them recruit and train more volunteers.  
27th
Sep
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28th
Sep

Two Day Course with Steve Robinson Glass

Designed for those who have already attended one of our one-day fusing workshops, this two day course will help you develop your glass fusing with enamels skills even further. You will now learn how to cut glass (straight lines and circles) and also how to use fibre paper for simple mould-making to create relief in your glass (sometimes called kiln-carving). £595 per person, booking essential.
28th
Sep
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29th
Sep

Teign Shanty Festival 2019

The Teign Shanty & Maritime Festival is a FREE, family friendly event.
This year there will be at least 27 sets of shanty singing groups attending, coming from all over the UK as well as overseas. Also performing are Teignmouth’s very own Sea Shanty singing group, the Back Beach Boyz.
The 2018 festival was a huge success, filling the towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon with crowds of supporters, raising the profile of Shanties and the River Teign community, as well as raising £2,000 for charity.
Workshops where people can learn more about the origins of shanties.  This year we are also including a maritime experiences theme with: Maritime Figurehead Carver, Knot Tyers, Wooden Boat Builder, Canvas Sailmaker, Traditional Flag Maker, Willow Lobster/Crab Pot Weaver, the Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward, the Jurassic Coast Poet-in-Residence and a Maritime Storyteller.
28th
Sep

Party In The Town

A free event, Party In The Town brings the community together to participate in a celebration of music, food and fun in Totnes. Taking place on Saturday 28th September from 2pm onwards around various venues around the town.
28th
Sep
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29th
Sep

Models and Miniatures

Displays at Staverton open from 10.30am both days, close 5pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. There is loads and loads going on and this an absolute must for children of all ages and anyone who appreciates fine modelling and model engineering.  It’s a great day out too.
STAVERTON
The main exhibition will be focused at Staverton Works (approx. 5 minute walk from our station at Staverton) across 3 rooms featuring a variety of model railway layouts as well as static and powered models from local clubs and exhibitors. There will be signs guiding visitors to/from the station & exhibition hall via the riverside walk, those with mobility issues will be guided via New Lane which has step free access.
TOTNES RIVERSIDE
At Totnes, there will be the usual display of railway models in the ‘Monster’ as well as in the marquee on the station lawn. This year, there will also be a layout in one of our coaches – go by train to see model trains in a train!
BUCKFASTLEIGH
This site will boast the miniature aspect of the event, encompassing the excellent miniature and garden railways as well as various miniature traction engines roaming the site.  There will be a marquee placed in the Station Field which will house the Plymouth model boat club and others.