On Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August 2021 we are holding ANRAN FEST which is a Music and Food festival in aid of Cancer Research UK and The Children’s Hospice Southwest.
MUSIC FESTIVAL - Chill out to the best of Folk, Jazz and Classical Music under one roof.
ASIAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL - Enjoy authentic street food from some of the top culinary destinations in Asia
Explore a variety of stalls in the Asian Food Street and savour the mouth-watering cuisines of Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Take your pick from a smorgasbord of individual dishes and snacks for all ages.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN - Kids Disco (29 & 30 Aug) 5pm onwards. Storytelling & Drawing with Clare Elsom (29 & 30 Aug) £5 for the entire workshop.
See our website for more information about the event.
When: 7:15pm to 9:45pm.
Meet the creatures of the night at Sharpham! See bats and stars (hopefully) at this very special event that awakens your senses to nature at night-time.
The Sharpham Estate beside the River Dart hosts various bats, while our streetlamp-free dark skies are perfect for stargazing on a clear night.
We’re one of the few places in the UK and Europe where the Greater Horseshoe Bat can be found. And we are home to Lesser Horseshoes and other types of bat too.
Adult £6 – standard cost (helps support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust)
Adult £3 – subsidised cost for those who need it (still helps Sharpham)
Adult free – fully funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for people on low incomes or unwaged
Children (age 6 – 17) free - fully funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund
There is a maximum of 2 children aged 6-13 per adult. Minimum age of 6 years old to attend this event.Babes in arms welcome
Summer Reading Challenge Closing Event, Fancy Dress Day (for all ages!)
Come into the library in fancy dress (nature themed) and the best costume of the day will win a prize!
There will be craft activities available in the library too.
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.
Sadly, due to the Covid situation, the 2020 festival had to be cancelled, but 2021 will be an even bigger and better festival, with around 40 sets of shanty singing groups attending – up from 27 in 2019, 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.
The Marldon Apple Pie Fair has been going since 1888 in memory of local farmer, George Hill, who would use his windfall apples to bake an enormous apple pie for the village. Nowadays, locals and visitors alike join in the celebrations. Events throughout the afternoon include local arts, crafts and food stands, falconry displays, games and even a novelty dog show!
We're back! In our tenth year and looking forward to seeing all our fans again at The Ashburton Food & Drink Festival. This has been described as "the perfect food event in a lovely Devon town" and on Saturday 4th September from 10am-5pm the town centre will be transformed once again into a wonderful street market with a carnival atmosphere that includes great Food and Drink stalls, wine-tasting, cookery demos, musicians and performers.
Park & Ride / Park & Walk
To make this event stress-free, a Park & Ride service will be run throughout the day from South Dartmoor Community College with regular minibuses taking visitors directly to the heart of the festival. Look for direction signs. There will also be a Park & Walk from Glendinnings car park. We welcome families, children and wheelchair users. There's something for everyone at this annual Food & Drink Festival.
The Tour of Britain will return to Devon in 2021, as Devon County Council and race organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that the county will host stage two of the UK’s premier cycle race.
The Devon Stage Sherford to Exeter route will be passing Totnes via Plymouth Road and up the Western By-Pass. Check the website for times.
Open To Everyone: 2 Week Start Sewing Course with Go Deer / Saj Collyer (Starts Sept)
The Mill Main Studio
5 hours over 2 classes
September 6, 2021 2:00pm
September 13, 2021 2:00pm
Week 1 - Learn the basics of the machine and make a simple pillow cover.
Week 2 - Developing understanding and techniques. Sew a lined linen zip bag.
90cm x 40cm medium weight fabric for pillow
40 x 30cm approx square of linen for bag outer
40 x 30 approx square of cotton fabric for bag lining.
You can join us in socially-distanced seating in the Great Hall for this event, or watch along online (look for the appropriate option at checkout). Registration will close and online talk ticket holders will receive a link to join the talk 24 hours before the event start time.
What makes a good ghost story? Find out on this thrilling evening with the man who describes himself on social media as ‘actor, writer, strangler, Mark Gatiss.
The bond between Christmas and the spooky – perhaps most embodied by the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol – is the staple of many much-loved stories. In this talk, Mark will share his own and his favourite tales as he reads from ghost stories looking at the contrast between jollity and terror; the invitation of a spectre to the feast; the tracing of the anxiety within the festivity.
Mark has been writing ghoulish tales since his childhood, and is best known for his acting and writing credits on The Vesuvius Club, the BBC’s Sherlock and Dracula adaptations, and The League of Gentlemen.
Venue: Great Hall
Price: £10 or Online free by donation - check their website for more information
Craft Festival Bovey Tracey is a collection of some of the finest contemporary craft events in the UK featuring the finest selected makers selling directly to the public with demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Accompanied children Under 18 Free. Non-profit organisation