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International Agatha Christie Festival

Agatha Christie is Torquay's most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Every year Torquay celebrates the life and work of its most famous resident with a Festival, supported by the Arts Council of England. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie's first story, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', and the debut of her most famous detective Hercule Poirot. Between 15th and 19th September 2020 Torquay will mark the centenary in style. Over 5 days, packed with expert speakers and other features, the International Agatha Chrisite Festival will celebrate Agatha Christie and her astonishingly rich and diverse legacy. Full details of the festival and fringe events and how to buy tickets will be published on the festival website. All images © Agatha Christie Archive Trust.

Open Farm Sunday Dartington Estate

Explore a goat and cow dairy, discover different veg growing enterprises, and enjoy great food and drink at this family-friend event, as Dartington’s farms throw open their doors. Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2.2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide. More information at

Day Out With Thomas (TM)

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun on the South Devon Railway. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty. They will be at South Devon Railway from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September. Plus lots more to enjoy including: • Visit the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary • Explore the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm • Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller • Vintage Bus Rides • Vintage fairground rides • Miniature railway • Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities There’s so much to see and do at the South Devon Railway’s brilliant Day Out With Thomas!

Rotherfold Artisan Market Sept

Me & East and The Kitchen Table bring you another wonderful RAM (Rotherfold Artisan Market). A market of creatives, foodies & artisans. Feed your senses, meet the makers, enjoy some music and food & drink all in the wonderful square at the top of town.

Totnes Raft Race

The Totnes Raft Race, known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘ will be held on Sunday 4th October 2020. It takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh, and on through a mixture of white water, fast flowing weirs and calm stretches, and makes its way down to the finish in Totnes, a distance of some 13 Kilometres. This is acknowledged as one of the great river challenges and 2017 saw 51 rafts entered. This is an ideal corporate or group team building exercise, but with a difference, each team must make their own raft out of a restricted list of approved materials. Crews between 2 to 10 people per raft, all male, all female or mixed, over the age of 18, can take part in an exciting struggle to the finish.
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