Archives: What's On

28th
Aug
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31st
Aug

Rails & Ales

Twice a year the South Devon Railway celebrate with a feast of steam and diesel trains – and their famous beer and cider festival. Trains will be running all day with departures from each end of the line (Buckfastleigh and Totnes) at frequent intervals throughout the day. At Buckfastleigh, the London Transport Routemaster bus runs trips to Buckfast Abbey and along to Ashburton, the garden railway and all the usual attractions, from the museum to the gardens and gift shop, will be open. At Staverton the beer and cider festival will be in full swing from approximately 11am until late offering a great selection of different ales, craft beers and ciders to enjoy from Devon Diesel Society’s award-winning bar. The Staverton Buffet Coach opens to serve a variety of hot & cold snacks, teas, coffees and soft drinks. Sunday evening is usually quiz night – a just for fun general knowledge quiz.
5th
Sep

Totnes Pride

Proud2Be is extremely excited to announce that they will be taking Totnes Pride 2020 online this year with an online event that encapsulates all that is fabulous about Totnes Pride- its heart, its intimacy, and its inclusivity.  Join us this year for Totnes Pride Online to honour our individual and collective stories by: ‘REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS’ Throughout the first week of September, they will be hosting a number of online events.  For updates and event joining details follow their Facebook page. Click on the Pride event Facebook page here
12th
Sep
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13th
Sep

Plymouth Seafood Festival

This is going to be an online virtual event this year.  Plymouth Seafood Festival is back for its 7th year with activities and dishes to celebrate the city's fantastic caught seafood. Plymouth is the first city in the world to be awarded the Fish2Fork Blue City status for its commitment to sourcing sustainable fish. From Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th September there will be opportunities to watch inspirational, regional and celebrity chefs who will delight you with their tantalising dishes.
12th
Sep
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27th
Sep

Devon Open Studios

Devon Open Studios is back from Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 September 2020! The FREE event guide is available from Devon Libraries, Tourist Information Centres and arts and community venues across the county from the end of July 2020. Or download a copy from the Open Studios website. Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.
25th
Sep
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27th
Sep

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!
25th
Sep

Shaun of the Dead film at Haldon Forest

Socially Distanced Open Air Cinema: 2m x 2m seating pitches will be provided for each booker (maximum 4 people per pitch). If you’re booking more than 4 tickets please all arrive together so you can be allocated adjoining pitches. For full information about how we’ll be managing social distancing at our screenings, please click HERE Let’s all hide out in Exeter’s Haldon Forest Park and wait for it all to blow over, as a pub-based zombie apocalypse unfolds in Edgar Wright’s wildly funny rom-zom-com. Shaun’s life is going nowhere; a dead-end job, challenging flatmates and an unhappy girlfriend see him struggling with the day-to-day, that is until a horrifying virus turns the population into ravenous, brain-dead zombies and forces him to step up and fight for the future. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost shine, and laughs, gore and thrills are aplenty in this modern Brit classic. Food and Drink: you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to this event, including alcohol. No glass, please. Other Information: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. The film is rated 15. Deckchairs will be provided for those purchasing premium seats, all other customers selecting standard seating must bring their own low-backed camping chairs or deckchairs. Weather policy: screenings go ahead in all but worst weathers. Only if there’s heavy, prolonged rain or high winds forecast will the screening be postponed or cancelled. No refunds will be given unless the screening is cancelled.
26th
Sep
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27th
Sep

Teign Maritime Shanty Festival

The 2019 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. Sea shanties were essentially work songs, set to a rhythm for working, to reduce the monotony of undertaking repetitive tasks aboard ship. But they were also Foc’sle songs, which were storytelling verses to be listened to at leisure, to remind sailors of home and these helped to keep alive traditions and record local events and people. In the Teign estuary area we are blessed to have talented songwriters such as Bob Freshwater, who painstakingly research historical records and craft their own recording of such events and so keep them alive for future generations. This year there will be around 40 sets of shanty singing groups attending – up from 27 last year, coming from all over the UK as well as overseas. One of the shanty groups attending, The “Longest Johns”, were featured in Gareth Malone’s television program “The Choir” and also performing are Teignmouth’s very own Sea Shanty singing group, the Back Beach Boyz.
26th
Sep

Jurassic film at Haldon Forest

Socially Distanced Open Air Cinema: 2m x 2m seating pitches will be provided for each booker (maximum 4 people per pitch). If you’re booking more than 4 tickets please all arrive together so you can be allocated adjoining pitches. For full information about how we’ll be managing social distancing at our screenings, please click HERE An adventure 65 million years in the making, among the trees at Exeter’s Haldon Forest Park. Join us for Steven Spielberg’s original and best dinos-on-the-rampage thrill ride, as the Oscar-winning Jurassic Park roars on our open-air big screen. Food and Drink: you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to this event, including alcohol. No glass, please. Other Information: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. The film is rated PG. Deckchairs will be provided for those purchasing premium seats, all other customers selecting standard seating must bring their own low-backed camping chairs or deckchairs. Weather policy: screenings go ahead in all but worst weathers. Only if there’s heavy, prolonged rain or high winds forecast will the screening be postponed or cancelled. No refunds will be given unless the screening is cancelled.
26th
Sep

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.
4th
Oct

Apple Day at Sharpham

Sunday 4 October 2020 - 10.30am - 4pm Apple Day will include a host of apple-themed activities for all the family, including storytelling, walks, arts and crafts and games. Activities will be confirmed nearer the date.  Try the fresh juice grown at Sharpham's organic orchards - straight from the press. Or bring your own apples to juice (just not windfalls from orchards grazed with animals in the last six weeks). In exchange for bringing the fruit, you will be given half of this delicious freshly-pressed apple juice back in new bottles while the other half will be kept to help support the charitable work of the Trust. This is up to a maximum of 12 litres of juice (which on a 50/50 split between us would need 72 kilos of apples from you!).  
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