Events

July 2017


Mon
Jul 17

The Big Butterfly Count - Greenway House

To: 01/08/17
Location: Greenway House, Brixham

Can you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit and count butterflies marked on it. Once you've found a good butterfly spotting spot, take 15 minutes and write down all of the butterflies you see in that time. Please return your recording sheets, etc. to reception before you leave. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Mon
Jul 17

The Big Butterfly Count - Coleton Fishacre

To: 01/08/17
Location: Brownstone Road, Kingswear

Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit and count butterflies marked on it. Once you've found a good butterfly spotting spot, take 15 minutes and write down all of the butterflies you see in that time. Please return your recording sheets, etc. to reception before you leave. 10.30 am to 5 pm Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Mon
Jul 17

Festival of Archaeology

To: 30/07/17
Location: Location to be advised, Devon

The 2017 Festival of Archaeology runs from 15th - 30th July. We are looking forward to sharing details of our exciting events

Mon
Jul 17

Dreamboats and Petticoats

To: 22/07/17
Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay

Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. The dazzling success of the first seven albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 3 and a half million copies sold and several weeks at the number one spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition - and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever! Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Mon
Jul 17

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

To: 27/07/17
Location: Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

This is one of the most iconic Agatha plays. It is the play everyone knows about. Ten people are invited by an unknown host to a lonely house on a remote island. A mysterious voice indicates the fate that will befall them. First one then another is murdered. Slowly they realise that the killer is one of them but who is it? An evening full of tension and thrills Runs from June 6th until July 27th. Plays every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Runs from 11th to 14th September

Mon
Jul 17

BMAD Bike Nights

To: 01/08/17
Location: Paignton Seafront The Esplanade Paignton Devon TQ4 6ED

BMAD Bike Nights Paignton Esplanade Every Wednesday 6 pm – 10 pm 7th June – 27th September, 2017 (except when Paignton Carnival bike night will take place, Thursday 27th July instead) BMAD started way back in 2002 with an idea by the founders of ‘Bikers Make A Difference’ Kelvin and Jane Halloran, which was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon, they wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Over the years this is exactly what has happened, Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running and largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England. Each year on Paignton Seafront there is regularly a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from May to Sept. Bikers mix with locals and holiday makers alike, the bikers enjoying chips, coffee or ice cream, the locals walk their dogs and the holiday makers stroll through the bikes enjoying the evening sunshine whilst walking off their evening meals! The atmosphere is wonderful!

Mon
Jul 17

Legends of the West End

From: 20:15 To: 12/08/17
Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Dim the lights, cue the music, & raise the curtain…and lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End Musical! With extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction of the cost of a West End theatre ticket, with Legends of the West End! For the past five years, the venue has produced shows where the production has favoured the musicals playing on London’s West End stages. The shows generated amazing 5 star reviews across the board and ended with the audience on their feet cheering for more with rapturous applause. Clearly these shows based around the West End Musical are favoured by south Devon audiences, so the theatre’s director and shows producer, Colin Matthews is happy to bring you a new concept for 2017 with - LEGENDS! Legendry tales such as the Taming of the Shrew becomes Kiss Me Kate, the French Historical novel written by Victor Hugo, is the origin of Les Misérables and who can forget that wonderful novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist that became a massive hit both on stage and screen back in the 1960’s, Oliver. Then there are the Iconic pop acts that have had shows produced around their music, examples of these are, Jersey Boys, Beautiful and Dreamgirls. Combine the shows based on the story with those based on the artiste and their music and you have a vision of what to expect from this show stopping production. Host and compere, Dean Winters usually connects with the crowds by making them laugh, a mischievous comedian, who has been a firm favourite with Babbacombe audiences for some years. He will prove he is no ‘fool’ whilst delivering a great vocal performance in this production. Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are our very own dreamgirl, Lisa T. Winter, Stars in their Eyes songstress, Debbie Farrell, international vocalist Becky Bennett, actor and seasoned performer, Darren Lake, Noteable duo, otherwise known as Barry Elmer & Luke Sampson, pop diva, Sami-Jane and the charismatic charmer, Josh Cousins. They are joined by our special guest, Lily Laight, although still only 15, she has a wealth of experience. She appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and in 2014 hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release. Teen’s Clayton- Jay Peffers & George Hawkins share the roles of two of musical theatre’s most popular boys including Billy Elliott, perhaps you can ‘Consider Yourself’ who the other character might be? Pete Leonard orchestrates the music that enables the company to shine and ensuring they all look as good as they sound will be Sadie Oliver, with her skilful choreography. Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it and this show with its stunning cast of eleven, performing songs that span eight decades will remind you of some of those musical moments that have shaped the story of your life. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 20:15 Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday The Legends of the West End matinee 2.30 pm (14 Sep 2017) Day Times * Thursdays

Fri
Jul 21

'Folk Rapper' Pete Morton, supported by Kadia


Location: Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham

Folk Rapper’ Pete Morton , supported by Kadia Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. He sings from the heart, delivering songs telling compelling stories and speaking of the human condition in a totally original style and his stage shows are good humoured, intense and dynamic. He also includes traditional folk songs, performed with all the power that these dramatic tales demand. "a man not shy of ripping up the folk rulebook and using it for confetti." - The Morning Star "Pete is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be. Fiercely creative, proudly independent, skilful talented, and terminally unpredictable" - MOJO Magazine. Kadia, a three piece band from Dorset, perform a mix of traditional and original contemporary folk songs, combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin, with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. As well as many folk festivals, they have supported national acts such as Jim Moray, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Jackie Oates, The Willows, and Ninebarrow. Contact Tel: 01803 882717

Fri
Jul 21

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Bat Walk


Location: Berry Head Visitor Centre, Berry Head, Brixham

A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site. The Greater Horseshoe bats live in the caves formed in the 400 million year old limestone cliffs. We will begin at the Visitor Centre, to see the bats in their roost using the cave camera. We then head out onto the reserve to see how our cows help to feed the bats, before moving on to watch the spectacle of the bats emerging from their roost, using bat detectors to hear their calls. Limited numbers, booking essential. Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Fri
Jul 21

Goblin’s Peter and The Wolf


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton

A brilliant musical adventure for ages 4+ Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas… Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before. Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy. The show is an ideal and imaginative introduction to making music, and has a positive message about being kind to the world. Goblin are a children’s theatre company known for their innovative use of original music and wild creativity with a dose of anarchy Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Fri
Jul 21

Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary


Location: Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay

CKP Presents… THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY AWARD WINNING STAND-UP GARY DELANEY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES TO BRAND NEW UK TOUR 2017 DUE TO PHENOMINAL DEMAND 'There's Something About Gary'... and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. “I laughed, and I laughed and I laughed… master craftsman” The Times Gary's last tour was extended four times and took in over 240 dates. His next tour will once again showcase exactly why he is seen as the premier gagsmith of his generation. Contact Tel: 01803 328385

Sat
Jul 22

Party on the Green with The Breeze


Location: Paignton Green, Paignton

The Breeze Party on the Green is taking place on Saturday 22nd July as part of Paignton Festival. Local artists will perform on our stage all afternoon. Featuring the best live talent South Devon has to offer.

Sat
Jul 22

Paignton Festival (previously known as Torbay Carnival Week) 2017

To: 30/07/17
Location: Paignton Green and other locations, Paignton

You may be surprised to know that Torbay Carnival has been running for over 100 years. It was originally held on one night - procession night - but over the years we have grown and now we run over nine days of free entertainment for all the family. We do all this to help raise money for local charities and organisations. The 2017 Carnival Procession will be held on Wednesday 26th July departing Paignton Green at 7.45 pm. Roads will be closed while the procession is on route.

Sat
Jul 22

Super Summer Trail - Bygones

To: 10/08/17
Location: Bygones, Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay

Explore 100 years of history with Albert dog and Victoria cat trail activities. Normal entry applies. Members go free! Contact Tel: 01803 326108

Sun
Jul 23

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust), Brownstone Road, Kingswear

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Sun
Jul 23

Riviera Classic Car Show


Location: Paignton Sea Front, Esplanade Road, Paignton

The Riviera Classic Car Show Torbay Old Wheels Club Paignton Seafront - Sunday 23rd July Donations for Public Entry For Entry Forms Contact - 01803 853711

Sun
Jul 23

Jasper Carrotts Stand Up and Rock


Location: Princess Gardens, Torbay Road, Torquay

Jasper Carrott - Bev Bevan - Geoff TurtonPhil Tree – Tony Kelsey – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is back….The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!!

Sun
Jul 23

Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Sun
Jul 23

Wedding Showcase - The Imperial Hotel


Location: Imperial Hotel Park Hill Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2DG

Guests will be welcomed to our special wedding showcase event with a glass of bubbly as we open the doors to showcase our beautiful wedding options and help inspire your perfect wedding day. Our Events team will be on hand to guide you through the showcase, which will be held in the Haldon Room set up for a wedding reception. Come meet with a member of our team to explore the hotel and plan your big day.

Mon
Jul 24

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Minibeasts and creepy crawlies, what is under your feet? Come on down Occombe Farm to find out This event is especially for little ones from toddler size to around 5 years old. Time: 9:30am - 11:00am Meeting point: Occombe Farm Yurt Price: 5.00 per Tot Suitable for: Toddlers-5 yrs old, babies can come at no charge

Mon
Jul 24

Visit of MS MS Deutschland 2017


Location: Tor Bay, Torquay

MS Deutschland is a cruise ship launched in 1998 and owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises until 2015. She is decorated in the 1920s style as it could be seen in SS Columbus of Norddeutscher Lloyd. The ship carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 22,400 and has seven passenger accessible decks.[3] The German television show Das Traumschiff ("The Dream Ship"), had been filmed on board for fifteen years as the MS Deutschland travels to tourist destinations around the world.

Mon
Jul 24

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Mon
Jul 24

Brixham Town Band

To: 14/08/17
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Visit www.brixhamtownband.org.uk to see other local events involving the band.

Tue
Jul 25

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Occombe Summer Activity Pack

To: 10/08/17
Location: Occombe Farm Visitor Centre, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Come and explore Occombe Farm with your very own activity pack! Discover mega and mini beasts, brass rubbings, fun and more! Every Day of the Summer Holidays 10.00 -15.00 No booking required. Meeting point: Occombe Kiosk Price: £2.50 Suitable for: All Ages

Tue
Jul 25

Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story


Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay

A shy young boy from Liverpool is re-christened Billy Fury and becomes one of Britain's best loved rock stars. Now in its 16th year and still furiously rockin', his own band, Fury's Tornados, re-live his timeless hits - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway to Paradise and many, many more. With the stunning Colin Gold as Billy Fury - 'A voice blessed by heaven' (Nottingham Evening Post). Set to a giant nostalgic moving backdrop of this wonderful era & including personal movie footage of Billy. 'A precise and accurate time machine - great 60s night out!' The Stage Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Tue
Jul 25

Laundry Day


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Dartmouth

Come into the laundry and get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry maid! 11:00 - 15:00 Join us at Coleton Fishacre's laundry to experience life as a 1930s laundry maid! Have a go washing linen from the period using a washing dolly, washboard and mangle, with the expert supervision of our knowledgeable volunteers. Contact Tel: 01803 661903

Wed
Jul 26

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Explorer Backpacks

To: 01/08/17
Location: The Linhay Visitor Centre, Cockington, Torquay

Go on an adventure with your little explorers! Borrow a backpack full of things to do & look for in the park. We have 10 packs available on a first come first serve basis, which are available between 10am -3pm. There are packs for under 5s & for 6-9 year olds. Meeting point: Cockington Visitor Centre Price: £2 + £10 returnable deposit Suitable for: Children up to 9 Additional information: Cash deposit only. Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Wed
Jul 26

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Kids Cookery Club Summer


Location: Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Preston, Paignton

Drop your kids off with us every Wednesday in the Summer Holidays (10.00-16.00) for a fun filled, themed cookery day at Occombe Farm Cookery School Weds 26th July- Bread Week- Roll up your sleeves ready for our bread making cookery session! Come along and make delicious bread that Paul Hollywood would be proud of! Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Wed
Jul 26

Wild Wednesdays


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays is Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) - 26 July and 16 August Pond dipping. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). - 2 and 23 August cook on campfire. £2 child (normal admissions apply). - 9 August hill rolling. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Jul 26

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017


Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Thu
Jul 27

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Kids Holiday Club Day - Occombe


Location: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Every Thursday in the summer holidays drop your kids off to us for the day (08.30-17.30) for a fun filled day of activities at Occombe Farm! Thursday 27th July (1) Discovery Come and discover all that Occombe has to offer! We’ll explore the nature trail with activitied including meadow sweeping and bird watching. Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Thu
Jul 27

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham 2017


Location: The Quay, Brixham

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out. Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

Thu
Jul 27

The ELO Experience


Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road Torquay

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience 2017 tour will included some of the new material from the new album but will have many songs from the Out of The Blue album to celebrate its 40th Birthday year. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as A New World Record, Discovery and Out of the Blue, and many sell out tours further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever. The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time. 'This band shows great style and professionalism. A tribute that’s jam-packed with musical talent, the lead singer is a dead-ringer for Lynne and his musical entourage provides an ELO tour de force' The Stage Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Thu
Jul 27

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham 2017


Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out. Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

Fri
Jul 28

Floyd in the Flesh Returns


Location: Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham

Floyd in the Flesh Returns After their superb concert last summer, Floyd in the Flesh are coming back to Brixham! Floyd in the Flesh formed in 2008 but the current line up only came together a year later and are now recognised as one of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands in Southern England. They pride themselves on their recreations of classic Pink Floyd songs, including tracks from early albums like ‘Pipers at the Gates of Dawn’, to classic albums such as ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’, to later Floyd works ‘Division Bell’ and ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’. Undertaking to give a musically authentic and rocking show as can be experienced without actually going to see The Floyd themselves, with amazing sound, lights and superb musicianship, Floyd in the Flesh are a ‘must see’ band. Book your tickets EARLY! Contact Tel: 01803 882717

Fri
Jul 28

Brixham Yacht Racing Regatta

To: 30/07/17
Location: Brixham Yacht Club, Overgang Road

Brixham Yacht Racing Regatta Various sailing vessels racing Contact Tel: 07909-540320

Fri
Jul 28

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Meet the Occombe Farm Animals

To: 15/08/17
Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Preston Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Meet the Occombe Farm animals and get a taste of what it's like to feed and care for them! In these special hour-long sessions, you will get to meet the Occombe Farm animals in a small group and say hello to all your favourites Dates: Friday 28th July Wednesday 2nd August Friday 4th August Tuesday 8th August Wednesday 9th August Friday 11th August Tuesday 15th August Wednesday 16th August Friday 18th August Tuesday 22nd August Wednesday 23rd August Friday 25th August Tuesday 29th August Friday 1st September Timing: 10:00 - 11:00am Meeting point: Outside Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: £2.50 Suitable for: Ages 3+ Additional information: All adults and children attending must purchase a space due to group size restrictions.

Sat
Jul 29

Olly Murs - Powderham Castle


Location: Kenton, Exeter

Olly Murs comes to Powderham Castle on Saturday 29th July 2017 For more information please click here ; http://www.ollyatthecastle.co.uk/

Sat
Jul 29

Art Days at Room with a Brew


Location: Brixham Town Hall, New Road, Brixham

Room with a Brew is Celebrating Local Artists During the summer months BATS will be hosting local artists to display their work at "Room with a Brew" in the Lounge at Brixham Theatre.

Sat
Jul 29

BAYview Festival


Location: Stantor Lane Marldon, Paignton

With breathtaking views, scintillating crews, we deliver to you Devons fastest growing festival in torquay. BAYview will be on 29/07/17 at the specific location of Stantor Lane TQ3 1SU. This festival run by young creatives driven on providing a high standard of music, fuelled from young and up and coming artists across the UK. We want you to experience the way we throw a party TQ style. See you in the fields!

Sat
Jul 29

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Family Explorers Club


Location: Various TCCT Locations throughout the English Riviera

Come and join us every Saturday in the Summer Holidays for our family explorer club across different sites each week! Saturday 29th July: Cockington Minibeasts - Cockington Country Park is awash with wildlife! What can you discover in the streams and woods? Saturday 5th August: Birds, Bees and Butterflies - Come to Occombe Farm to explore our beautiful and diverse nature trail. Our Ranger will help you identify the wildlife we have on our doorstep! Saturday 12th August: Head to Berry Head - Discover Berry Head National Nature Reserve, and explore the secrets of the past and the present. Saturday 19th August: Smallholding 101 - Ever wanted to be a farmer? Come and learn the basics, from growing your own vegetables to raising animals. Saturday 26th August: Life on the Seashore - Join us at Goodrington Sands for a morning of exploration from rock pool residents to strandline shells. 10.00-12.00 each week Booking essential due to limited spaces Meeting point: Various Dependant on week Price: £5 per child Suitable for: Families Additional information: All children must be accompanied by an adult Book here ; https://countrysidetrust.digitickets.co.uk/category/917 Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Sat
Jul 29

Marldon Apple Pie Fair 2017


Location: The Village Green, Marldon, Paignton

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! Contact Tel: 01803 559755

Sat
Jul 29

Dartington International Summer School and Festival

To: 10/08/17
Location: Dartington Hall, Totnes

Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2017 A Music School by Day, A Concert Hall by Night 29 July – 26 August 2017 After the successes of 2016, it is an enormous pleasure to launch Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2017. Dartington is a place of shimmering beauty, and its world famous Summer School is for everyone: for professional musicians and music students, for people who love to listen, and for people who want to debate ideas. The 2017 programme engages with music reflecting migration and exile, ancient and new; and complexities of identity, nation and revolution. Play in a brass ensemble, and learn about Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. Experience everything from medieval and renaissance music to salsa and jazz. Listen to legendary pianist Alfred Brendel on Schubert; Stories in Transit hosted by Marina Warner; and folk sessions with Martin and Eliza Carthy. There are poetry and multimedia courses, yoga and dance, lectures and films. Dartington hosts over ninety public concerts and events throughout August. Visit the beautiful gardens, relax with a drink or a meal, and be immersed in world-class performances, from afternoon to late night; some of the most celebrated musicians, writers and thinkers will be here. Dartington International Summer School has expanded into a fully-fledged, exuberant festival, and gets more action-packed every year. I look forward to another wonderful summer of music, arts and creativity!

Sat
Jul 29

A Night to Remember - Again!


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton

A talented group of young performers have come together (again) to produce a fun-filled and entertaining Variety show for you. A group with a strong bond doing what they love along the way. So come along, enjoy the show that they have put together and become part of that family too. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sun
Jul 30

Totnes and District Agricultural Show


Location: Berry Pomeroy, Totnes

he Totnes Show is over 90 years old and is one of the biggest one day shows in the country! Inaugurated by the local farming and town communities, the show has certainly moved with the times, but one of its aims still is to represent life in the wonderful South Hams. Every year we attract thousands of visitors, young and old and there is something for all of them. We have exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring, our Entertainment Ring speaks for itself and there’s even a sheep shearing competition. Sheep, cattle and horses compete for showing honours and show jumping is as popular as ever. Amongst a whole host of other things, there’s a Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large Trade Stands section offering a wide choice of goods and services. So come and join us for a great day out. Tickets will be on sale at the English Riviera Information Centre on Torquay harbour side. FREE Park & Ride from TOTNES - operating from SHDC Follaton House, Plymouth Rd, TQ9 5NE and KEVICC Lower School Car Parks, TQ9 5JX FREE Park & Ride from PAIGNTON - Operating from Totnes Road near Blagdon Contact Tel: +44 01803 732813

Sun
Jul 30

'Guitarra Romantica' performed by classical guitarist Robert Drury


Location: Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham

'Guitarra Romantica' Performed by classical guitarist Robert Drury Imagine an album entitled 'Worlds Favourite Classical Guitar Music' and you'll get a flavour of the pieces Robert Drury has gathered together for his concert 'Guitarra Romantica'. Over the years a handful of classical guitar compositions have captured the public's imagination. Robert will perform many of these classics including 'Cavatina' from the film 'The Deer Hunter', 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra', and 'Romanza' alongside some of his own compositions. This is an evening when, just briefly, you can shut out the rest of the world, sit back and lose yourself in the beautiful and evocative performance of some of the most romantic and captivating guitar pieces ever written. Contact Tel: 01803 882717

Sun
Jul 30

Dubs at the Beach


Location: Paignton Green and other locations, Paignton

Dubs at the Beach is back for 2017. The show consists of 2 nights camping in Churston (in between Paignton and Brixham). Then on the Sunday all the vans cruise down to Paignton Seafront for the usual ‘Show and Shine’ events in a wonderful setting right on the beach. As in the previous years the show will have its very own auto-jumble, trade stalls, kids entertainment, refreshments and more. Over the past years the show has been a massive success with Volkswagen enthusiasts coming from all over the country and this year we want the show to be bigger and better than ever and aim to fill the green capacity. The website is still being worked on but remember you can still get your tickets by going to dubsatthebeach.co.uk, (your ticket will be emailed to you upon completion of your order). Please note there is a limited number of camping plots. Tickets bought on line come with free entrance to the Sunday beach front. Children under 16 years of age go free: Info: Parking on the sea front green Sunday Everybody who has purchased camping tickets will be given 1 vehicle pass on arrival at the campsite to be displayed in their vehicles on the Sunday at the sea front. We only have 250 camping plots available, so if you want to join in the fun, then you need to buy your tickets ASAP!!!. . Contact Tel: 07412 789195

Sun
Jul 30

Family Sundays - Torre Abbey


Location: Torre Abbey Kings Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

Special Family Sundays include activities and incredible bookable workshops featuring theatre, forest schools, dance and play and technology for kids. For more information visit http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/ Rustle, Open Air Theatre and Workshops with Paddleboat Theatre Co (30 Jul 2017) Bank Holiday Family Picnic (27 Aug 2017) 2 Times Do Taster (24 Sep 2017)

Sun
Jul 30

Food and Craft Market

From: 10:00 To: 18:00
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique, handmade crafts and fresh locally farmed produce.

Sun
Jul 30

Food and Craft Market


Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique, handmade crafts and fresh locally farmed produce. Sunday 30th July (30 Jul 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 27th August (27 Aug 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 24th September (24 Sep 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 29th October (29 Oct 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00

Mon
Jul 31

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Details of next event 20th June: Trees glorious trees! The woods at Occombe Farm will come alive in an exciting morning for tots! 09.30-11.00 Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: 5.00 Suitable for: Toddlers-5 yrs old, babies can come at no charge Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Book online https://countrysidetrust.digitickets.co.uk/category/917

Mon
Jul 31

Oh What A Night – The New Jersey Boys


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, TQ3 3HF, Paignton

Back by popular demand, the New Jersey Boys return to the Palace Theatre with their acclaimed hit show Oh, Whata Night!, a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Celebrating the unique sound of a group who sold 100 million records worldwide, the packed two set programme features the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer,Gary Gould. With stunning interpretations of such hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Lets Hang On, this is a great evening of musical memories which includes a tribute to another iconic rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. All in all, this is an outstanding value for money summer treat for the whole family. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Mon
Jul 31

Dirty Dancing 2017

To: 05/08/17
Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay

Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience; Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production. The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Mon
Jul 31

Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017


Location: Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue, we promise an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.

Mon
Jul 31

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

August 2017


Tue
Aug 01

Open Air Theatre: Comedy of Errors - Torre Abbey

To: 04/08/17
Location: Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay

Open Air Theatre: Comedy of Errors In partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre Contact Tel: 01803 293593

Tue
Aug 01

That's Entertainment

To: 15/08/17
Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, TQ3 3HF, Paignton

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Tue
Aug 01

Laundry Day


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Dartmouth

Come into the laundry and get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry maid! 11:00 - 15:00 Join us at Coleton Fishacre's laundry to experience life as a 1930s laundry maid! Have a go washing linen from the period using a washing dolly, washboard and mangle, with the expert supervision of our knowledgeable volunteers. Contact Tel: 01803 661903

Tue
Aug 01

The Big Butterfly Count - Greenway House

To: 06/08/17
Location: Greenway House, Brixham

Can you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit and count butterflies marked on it. Once you've found a good butterfly spotting spot, take 15 minutes and write down all of the butterflies you see in that time. Please return your recording sheets, etc. to reception before you leave. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Aug 02

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Kids Cookery Club Summer


Location: Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Preston, Paignton

Drop your kids off with us every Wednesday in the Summer Holidays (10.00-16.00) for a fun filled, themed cookery day at Occombe Farm Cookery School Weds 2nd August- Dessert Week-Bring your sweet tooth along to the kitchen for this session! Make some tasty desserts – everyone’s favourite part of a meal – including cheesecake and chocolate mousse! Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Wed
Aug 02

An Evening With The Dreamers

To: 15/08/17
Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton

Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963: Freddie Garrity, Derek Quinn, Roy Crewson, Bernie Dwyer and Pete Birrel never to be forgotten or equaled, Formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers.’ The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the sixties music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were of course inevitable but two members… Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng remain in the band today, they have been in the band as ‘Freddie and The Dreamers’ and then ‘The Dreamers’ for over 37 years. Along with Freddie, Alan and Bryan toured throughout Europe Australia and The Middle East and were along with Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage with Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Searchers appearing at Madison Square Gardens, New York and other prestige venues. TV appearances alongside Freddie include Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise, The Noel Edmunds TV show , Australia today and many more. Alan and Bryan are joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin who in their own right are seasoned professionals having toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties. Tickets: Full Price: £16.00 Concessions from: £12.00 Wed 2nd, Wed 9th, Wed 16th, Wed 23rd, Wed 30th August 2017 @ 7.30pm Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Wed
Aug 02

Wild Wednesdays


Location: Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays is Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) - 26 July and 16 August Pond dipping. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). - 2 and 23 August cook on campfire. £2 child (normal admissions apply). - 9 August hill rolling. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome) Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Aug 02

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017


Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Aug 02

Cockington Fayre


Location: Torquay

The famous Cockington Fayre. Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington. 'A Great Family Day Out' in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court.

Wed
Aug 02

Greenway Garden Blitz - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

On the first Wednesday of each month the garden team blitz an overgrown or neglected area of garden - can you help? The work involves cutting down or digging out weeds, brambles, overgrown shrubs and moving debris to the shredder or bonfire. Booking not needed Free event No gardening skills are necessary. Taking part in a garden blitz is a great chance to meet like-minded people, burn a few calories and explore parts of Greenway garden. Tea and cake as well as garden tools are supplied. Opening Times Greenway Garden Blitz (2 Aug 2017) Greenway Garden Blitz (6 Sep 2017)

Wed
Aug 02

The Big Butterfly Count - Coleton Fishacre

To: 06/08/17
Location: Brownstone Road, Kingswear

Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit and count butterflies marked on it. Once you've found a good butterfly spotting spot, take 15 minutes and write down all of the butterflies you see in that time. Please return your recording sheets, etc. to reception before you leave. 10.30 am to 5 pm Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Aug 02

BMAD Bike Nights

To: 20/08/17
Location: Paignton Seafront The Esplanade Paignton Devon TQ4 6ED

BMAD Bike Nights Paignton Esplanade Every Wednesday 6 pm – 10 pm 7th June – 27th September, 2017 (except when Paignton Carnival bike night will take place, Thursday 27th July instead) BMAD started way back in 2002 with an idea by the founders of ‘Bikers Make A Difference’ Kelvin and Jane Halloran, which was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon, they wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Over the years this is exactly what has happened, Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running and largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England. Each year on Paignton Seafront there is regularly a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from May to Sept. Bikers mix with locals and holiday makers alike, the bikers enjoying chips, coffee or ice cream, the locals walk their dogs and the holiday makers stroll through the bikes enjoying the evening sunshine whilst walking off their evening meals! The atmosphere is wonderful!

Thu
Aug 03

Aladdin


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3HF

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey. Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave… Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero? Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world? And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry? There’s only one way to find out – join us on a journey full of magical eastern promi Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Thu
Aug 03

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham 2017

To: 16/08/17
Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out.http://adults.devonschool.co.uk/admin/entries/events/1465-an-evening-with-the-dreamers# Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

Fri
Aug 04

CaveMouth Supported by Tin Soldiers


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, TQ3 3HF Paignton Torbay

Palace Theatre Summer Sessions presents: An evening of alternative Folk Rock band CaveMouth supported by Tin Soldiers In association with Mama Pik Music & Montagfire Events Devon’s CaveMouth band have a unique blend of “Swamp Funk” blend of funk, folk, blues, hip hop and rock. Their music is gritty, edgy, exciting and great to dance to! They are supported by Devon band Tin Soldiers, a folk, jazz, acoustic rock band with an enthralling lead fiddle. Both bands have caught the eye of BBC Introducing! Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Fri
Aug 04

Torbay Steam Fair 2017

To: 06/08/17
Location: Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0JT

2017 Torbay Steam Fair. Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family. Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic cars, lorries, military displays, market stalls and so much more. Children's Entertainment Craft and Model Tent Awning Displays and Charity Stalls Catering Facilities Beer and Tea Tents A truly special day out, one not to be missed! Contact Tel: +44 01803 853989

Sat
Aug 05

Shaldon Water Carnival


Location: Ferry Beach, Marine Parade, Shaldon, Devon, TQ14 0DL

Every year the Shaldon Water Carnival Committee put on an event to rival the most eccentric of ceremonies. Somewhere between a carnival and a regatta, the Shaldon Water Carnival provides a day of creative explosions, colourful entertainment and nautical brilliance. It is difficult to encapsulate exactly what the carnival entails, as there is a myriad of events throughout the day. The earlier stages of the celebrations take place on Ferry Beach, but it is far from a conventional trip to the seaside. Beach competitions of many natures are among the highlights of the day, along with an assortment of stalls. The carnival makes the absolute most of Shaldon’s seaside location, by offering activities such as sand sculpturing and crab collecting. The kids will love it, whether they want to take part in the fancy dress parade or get down to some quiet painting, they are catered for. Adults are not forgotten though, chef demonstrations and craft stalls run throughout the day. The money raised goes towards local clubs, charities and organisations which are often connected to young people. Shaldon Water Carnival is the personification of community spirit, wherein for one day in August normal responsibilities are dropped and the town comes together for a day of merriment. Ticket Information: Free entry Contact Tel: 07717 003576

Sat
Aug 05

Paignton Regatta 2017

To: 13/08/17
Location: Paignton Green, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6ED

Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on and around Paignton Green. To mark the 170th year of Paignton Regatta there is a whole host of events happening on Paignton Sea Front. Whichever of our events you attend, I hope you and your whole family will have a super time. Enjoy Regatta and please remember that we rely on your donations to support our charities, so remember to put some coins in our collecting buckets ! Regatta Fireworks 9.45 pm (11 Aug 2017)

Sat
Aug 05

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only). Antiques and Collectable Fair (5 Aug 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (9 Sep 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (28 Oct 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (2 Dec 2017) * 9 am to 2.30 pm - Admission FREE to Public

Sat
Aug 05

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sat
Aug 05

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 09:00 To: 14:30
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sun
Aug 06

Jimmy Ireland supported by Sam Westaway & Otto


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Palace Theatre Summer Sessions presents: Acoustic Singer-songwriters: Jimmy Ireland supported by Sam Westaway & Otto In association with Mama Pik Music & Montagfire Events Exeter-based Jimmy Ireland is a singer-songwriter with a voice that can switch from delicate and fragile to rich and powerful with ease. His songs cover themes from family relationships, love and self-reflection. http://www.jimmyirelandacoustic.com/ Kingskerswell-based singer-songwriter Sam Westaway writes & performs catchy, meaningingful and honest original acoustic folk songs. http://www.samwestaway.co.uk/ Otto is a singer-songwriter now living in Bristol writing and performing his powerful original music of the acoustic/blues/folk genre.https://www.facebook.com/OttoMusicUK/ Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sun
Aug 06

Outdoor theatre: 'The Mikado' - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust), Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Gilbert & Sullivan's wry comic opera, set in Japan but with satire clearly aimed at the British, gets the complete Illyria treatment, at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family, Coleton Fishacre. Booking not needed 19:00 - 21:30 In the town of Titipu flirting has been made illegal. The penalty, by order of The Mikado, is death. Too bad then that the main culprit is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, who wishes to marry his beautiful young ward Yum-Yum, and who has no intention of executing himself. Despite the reduction in scale not a single word from WS Gilbert's libretto is cut, nor a single note or harmony from Sir Arthur Sullivan's score unsung. Please check our website for booking details in mid May. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Sun
Aug 06

Torbay Open Tennis Tournament 2017

To: 12/08/17
Location: Torquay Tennis Club, Rear of Shedden Hill Car Park, Torquay, TQ2 5TY

Torbay Open 2017 Torquay Tennis Club is very proud to host one of the country's leading tennis tournaments 'The Torbay Open' since 1887. Contact Tel: 01803 209500

Sun
Aug 06

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

To: 18/08/17
Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Mon
Aug 07

Oh What A Night – The New Jersey Boys


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

Back by popular demand, the New Jersey Boys return to the Palace Theatre with their acclaimed hit show Oh, Whata Night!, a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Celebrating the unique sound of a group who sold 100 million records worldwide, the packed two set programme features the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer,Gary Gould. With stunning interpretations of such hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Lets Hang On, this is a great evening of musical memories which includes a tribute to another iconic rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. All in all, this is an outstanding value for money summer treat for the whole family. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Mon
Aug 07

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Tue
Aug 08

That's Entertainment


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Wed
Aug 09

Brixham Fish Market Tours

From: 06:00 To: 09:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market

Wed
Aug 09

Wild Wednesdays


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays is Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) - 26 July and 16 August Pond dipping. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). - 2 and 23 August cook on campfire. £2 child (normal admissions apply). - 9 August hill rolling. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Aug 09

Jim Davidson

From: 19:30
Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ

Britain’s most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business. Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies. ‘Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before’ ‘A night not to be missed’ Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Wed
Aug 09

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017


Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Thu
Aug 10

Aladdin


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3HF

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey. Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave… Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero? Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world? And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry? There’s only one way to find out – join us on a journey full of magical eastern promi Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Thu
Aug 10

Brixham Town Band

From: 20:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Visit www.brixhamtownband.org.uk to see other local events involving the band. Brixham Quayside Concerts from 8 pm (26 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017) Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Fri
Aug 11

Project Performers present 'Peter Pan'

To: 12/08/17
Location: Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8TA

Project Performers present ‘Peter Pan’ Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has sinister plans in mind for our hero. Disney's Peter Pan JR. is performed by Brixham's wonderful youth theatre ‘Project Performers’, well known for putting on high quality summer productions. At only 1hr 20 mins, with an interval, it is a great show for younger children, with fast paced changes and colourful costume and characters. Contact Tel: 01803 882717

Fri
Aug 11

Dartington International Summer School and Festival

To: 26/08/17
Location: Dartington Hall, Totnes

Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2017 A Music School by Day, A Concert Hall by Night 29 July – 26 August 2017 After the successes of 2016, it is an enormous pleasure to launch Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2017. Dartington is a place of shimmering beauty, and its world famous Summer School is for everyone: for professional musicians and music students, for people who love to listen, and for people who want to debate ideas. The 2017 programme engages with music reflecting migration and exile, ancient and new; and complexities of identity, nation and revolution. Play in a brass ensemble, and learn about Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. Experience everything from medieval and renaissance music to salsa and jazz. Listen to legendary pianist Alfred Brendel on Schubert; Stories in Transit hosted by Marina Warner; and folk sessions with Martin and Eliza Carthy. There are poetry and multimedia courses, yoga and dance, lectures and films. Dartington hosts over ninety public concerts and events throughout August. Visit the beautiful gardens, relax with a drink or a meal, and be immersed in world-class performances, from afternoon to late night; some of the most celebrated musicians, writers and thinkers will be here. Dartington International Summer School has expanded into a fully-fledged, exuberant festival, and gets more action-packed every year. I look forward to another wonderful summer of music, arts and creativity!

Fri
Aug 11

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Occombe Summer Activity Pack

To: 21/08/17
Location: Occombe Farm Visitor Centre, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Come and explore Occombe Farm with your very own activity pack! Discover mega and mini beasts, brass rubbings, fun and more! Every Day of the Summer Holidays 10.00 -15.00 No booking required. Meeting point: Occombe Kiosk Price: £2.50 Suitable for: All Ages

Sat
Aug 12

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (or What You Will)


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF

Palace Theatre Summer Sessions presents: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (or What You Will) by Sun & Moon Theatre In association with Mama Pik Music & Montagfire Events ‘In delay there lies no plenty … youth’s a stuff will not endure’ Christmas 1917. As the First World War wages on, those back at home in Illyria try to forget, seeking distraction through frivolity, solace, and companionship. When refugee twins from Messaline, Viola and Sebastian, are shipwrecked and separated, they shake up this grief-stricken community, resulting in mistaken identity, folly and love. Sun & Moon Theatre’s sold-out show of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night earlier this year was hailed as ‘compassionate and intelligent … inspired’ (**** Remote Goat) and ‘excellent’ (**** Exepose) by critics, and ‘wonderful’, ‘brilliant’, ‘beguiling’, ‘hilarious’ and ‘superb’ by audiences. It is a vibrant ensemble production, enriched with humour, passion and live music. Sit back, relax and enjoy this festive take on Shakespeare’s most delightful comedy! 2 hours with interval. Suitable for all ages. https://www.facebook.com/sunandmoontheatre/ Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sat
Aug 12

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Seabirds and Paella


Location: Berry Head Visitor Centre, Berry Head, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AP

Learn more about sea watching and migrating seabirds, for keen birdwatchers. Trawlers regularly return from a day’s fishing in Lyme Bay during the evening sometimes with flocks of seabirds following them. Skuas, Shearwaters and Terns are all likely to be found among the gulls but identification can be tricky and local expert Mike Langman will pass on some of his 40 years’ experience of watching seabirds and indeed marine wildlife including the resident Harbour Porpoises. We will sit at the bottom of the quarry during this evening watch and Mike will tell you how to watch and what to look for whatever the weather. The evening light provides some of the very best viewing opportunities for passing seabirds at Berry Head, far better than the, often, silhouetted morning sightings, however depending on weather conditions views might still be distant. Berry Head is perhaps the best place in Britain for seeing the globally threatened Balearic Shearwater although a sighting cannot be guaranteed! One thing that will be guaranteed is the delicious paella and a cold drink at the café after our watch. Meeting point: Berry Head Main Car Park Price: £25.00 Suitable for: Adults Additional information: Please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to the event Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Sat
Aug 12

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!


Location: Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

The show features all the top hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with a narrative telling the audience a story of how they essentially shot to fame. It also features stunning acapellas and intrinsic routines that gives 'The Jersey Boys' aspect to the show. See what you can expect with this wonderful show Contact Tel: 01803 328385

Sat
Aug 12

Paignton Harbour Festival


Location: The Harbour, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6DT

Paignton Harbour was established in the 18th Century, the local Council has managed the harbour since 1935. Paignton was a thriving fishing harbour for many years and some of the old traditions of seamanship are kept alive and passed on through generations of locals. Today the harbour remains a hive of activity, especially during the summer months & a vast range of different users enjoy the benefits of this unassuming maritime gem. Its understated beauty and authentic ‘fishing haven’ feel are often overlooked by visitors and some locals. One day of a full family fun day with the best local produce, demo stage with fantastic local chef, 100 seated pop up restaurant and the maritime history of the Harbour. twitter @paigntonharbour Paignton Harbour showing its self locally but showing off Nationally.

Sat
Aug 12

Lark Nationals

To: 15/08/17
Location: Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW

Lark Nationals 50th Anniversary The Lark was designed in 1966 by Michael Jackson, designer of many National 12 and Merlin Rockets, with the first one launched in 1967. The hull made of G.R.P. is 4.065 metres in length, and carries a sail area of 9.75 square metres upwind and a spinnaker of 7.4 square metres. The class currently has a Portsmouth Yardstick of 1073, making it one of the fastest non-trapeze dinghies around!

Sun
Aug 13

Sound Of The Sirens


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF

Palace Theatre Summer Sessions presents: Acoustic Folk Duo Sound of the Sirens supported by Holly Morwenna (tbc) In association with Mama Pik Music & Montagfire Events Stomping acoustic folk duo Sound of the Sirens fresh from the release of their album For All Our Sins Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sun
Aug 13

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Summer Party Breads


Location: Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1RN

Learn how to bake the wow factor into breads that are fast, fun to make and ideal for sharing - barbeque summer or not! Bread has always been about sharing, and summer parties are the ideal occasions to show off your baking skills. Penny and Dragan show you how simple it can be to give the classics a simple twist. Make stuffed focaccia, herby ciabatta, lavash, bread shots and basil butterflies. You can even put your guests to work, shaping giant or mini fougasses for scooping up dips! 10.00-16.00 Meeting point: Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: £75 Suitable for: Adults Additional information: Please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to the event Contact Tel: 01803 520022

Sun
Aug 13

Torbay Lifeboat Seaside Special


Location: Torbay Lifeboat Station, Berry Head Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AF

Torbay Lifeboat Seaside Special (awaiting further details) Contact Tel: 01803 854785

Sun
Aug 13

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Sun
Aug 13

Brixham Town Band


Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Brixham Quayside Concerts from 8 pm (26 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017) Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017) Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Visit www.brixhamtownband.org.uk to see other local events involving the band.

Sun
Aug 13

Legends of the West End

To: 25/08/17
Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Dim the lights, cue the music, & raise the curtain…and lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End Musical! With extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction of the cost of a West End theatre ticket, with Legends of the West End! For the past five years, the venue has produced shows where the production has favoured the musicals playing on London’s West End stages. The shows generated amazing 5 star reviews across the board and ended with the audience on their feet cheering for more with rapturous applause. Clearly these shows based around the West End Musical are favoured by south Devon audiences, so the theatre’s director and shows producer, Colin Matthews is happy to bring you a new concept for 2017 with - LEGENDS! Legendry tales such as the Taming of the Shrew becomes Kiss Me Kate, the French Historical novel written by Victor Hugo, is the origin of Les Misérables and who can forget that wonderful novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist that became a massive hit both on stage and screen back in the 1960’s, Oliver. Then there are the Iconic pop acts that have had shows produced around their music, examples of these are, Jersey Boys, Beautiful and Dreamgirls. Combine the shows based on the story with those based on the artiste and their music and you have a vision of what to expect from this show stopping production. Host and compere, Dean Winters usually connects with the crowds by making them laugh, a mischievous comedian, who has been a firm favourite with Babbacombe audiences for some years. He will prove he is no ‘fool’ whilst delivering a great vocal performance in this production. Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are our very own dreamgirl, Lisa T. Winter, Stars in their Eyes songstress, Debbie Farrell, international vocalist Becky Bennett, actor and seasoned performer, Darren Lake, Noteable duo, otherwise known as Barry Elmer & Luke Sampson, pop diva, Sami-Jane and the charismatic charmer, Josh Cousins. They are joined by our special guest, Lily Laight, although still only 15, she has a wealth of experience. She appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and in 2014 hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release. Teen’s Clayton- Jay Peffers & George Hawkins share the roles of two of musical theatre’s most popular boys including Billy Elliott, perhaps you can ‘Consider Yourself’ who the other character might be? Pete Leonard orchestrates the music that enables the company to shine and ensuring they all look as good as they sound will be Sadie Oliver, with her skilful choreography. Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it and this show with its stunning cast of eleven, performing songs that span eight decades will remind you of some of those musical moments that have shaped the story of your life. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 20:15 Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday The Legends of the West End matinee 2.30 pm (14 Sep 2017) Day Times * Thursdays

Mon
Aug 14

Oh What A Night – The New Jersey Boys


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

Back by popular demand, the New Jersey Boys return to the Palace Theatre with their acclaimed hit show Oh, Whata Night!, a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Celebrating the unique sound of a group who sold 100 million records worldwide, the packed two set programme features the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer,Gary Gould. With stunning interpretations of such hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Lets Hang On, this is a great evening of musical memories which includes a tribute to another iconic rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. All in all, this is an outstanding value for money summer treat for the whole family. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Mon
Aug 14

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Tue
Aug 15

That's Entertainment


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Tue
Aug 15

Laundry Day


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Come into the laundry and get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry maid! 11:00 - 15:00 Join us at Coleton Fishacre's laundry to experience life as a 1930s laundry maid! Have a go washing linen from the period using a washing dolly, washboard and mangle, with the expert supervision of our knowledgeable volunteers. Contact Tel: 01803 661903

Wed
Aug 16

Brixham Fish Market Tour

From: 06:00 To: 09:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide.

Wed
Aug 16

Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Wed
Aug 16

Wild Wednesdays


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays is Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) - 26 July and 16 August Pond dipping. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). - 2 and 23 August cook on campfire. £2 child (normal admissions apply). - 9 August hill rolling. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Aug 16

Coastal Clean-Ups

To: 31/08/17
Location: Beacon Cove and other locations Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Join our Coastal Crew and help us keep the shores clean! As part of our 'Beside the Seaside' events for 2017, Living Coasts will be running a series of beach cleans around Torbay. These FREE events will give you the chance to help the environment and learn more about local species, biodiversity and the shores around us. The beaches on our doorstep, suffer with litter brought in by waves and left by beach users. All around Torbay just away from the shoreline is an underwater bed of sea grass which is home to many creatures, all of whom are effected by litter so do your bit to help avoid pollution by joining our coastal clean ups – and spreading the word about keeping beaches litter free! Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay. 4pm-6pm (16 Aug 2017) Beacon Cove, Torquay. 10am-12pm (16 Sep 2017) Saltern Cove, Paignton. Time TBC (17 Sep 2017)

Wed
Aug 16

That's Entertainment

To: 29/08/17
Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, TQ3 3HF, Paignton

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Wed
Aug 16

An Evening With The Dreamers

To: 31/08/17
Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton

Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963: Freddie Garrity, Derek Quinn, Roy Crewson, Bernie Dwyer and Pete Birrel never to be forgotten or equaled, Formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers.’ The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the sixties music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were of course inevitable but two members… Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng remain in the band today, they have been in the band as ‘Freddie and The Dreamers’ and then ‘The Dreamers’ for over 37 years. Along with Freddie, Alan and Bryan toured throughout Europe Australia and The Middle East and were along with Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage with Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Searchers appearing at Madison Square Gardens, New York and other prestige venues. TV appearances alongside Freddie include Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise, The Noel Edmunds TV show , Australia today and many more. Alan and Bryan are joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin who in their own right are seasoned professionals having toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties. Tickets: Full Price: £16.00 Concessions from: £12.00 Wed 2nd, Wed 9th, Wed 16th, Wed 23rd, Wed 30th August 2017 @ 7.30pm Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Wed
Aug 16

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017


Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Wed
Aug 16

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Meet the Occombe Farm Animals

To: 01/09/17
Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Preston Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Meet the Occombe Farm animals and get a taste of what it's like to feed and care for them! In these special hour-long sessions, you will get to meet the Occombe Farm animals in a small group and say hello to all your favourites Dates: Friday 28th July Wednesday 2nd August Friday 4th August Tuesday 8th August Wednesday 9th August Friday 11th August Tuesday 15th August Wednesday 16th August Friday 18th August Tuesday 22nd August Wednesday 23rd August Friday 25th August Tuesday 29th August Friday 1st September Timing: 10:00 - 11:00am Meeting point: Outside Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: £2.50 Suitable for: Ages 3+ Additional information: All adults and children attending must purchase a space due to group size restrictions.

Thu
Aug 17

Aladdin


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3HF

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey. Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave… Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero? Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world? And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry? There’s only one way to find out – join us on a journey full of magical eastern promi Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Thu
Aug 17

Barry Steele and Friends: The Roy Orbison Story


Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time as he celebrates his own personal ten year anniversary on tour. Featuring chart busting hits originally performed made famous by The Beatles, Jerry lee Lewis, The Shadows, Cilla black, and of course the Big O, and The Traveling Wilburys all backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians resulting in an incredible fusion of ‘60s solid gold classics and ‘80s contemporary musical genius all on one stage. This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate our 10 year anniversary with us! Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Thu
Aug 17

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham 2017

To: 31/07/17
Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out.http://adults.devonschool.co.uk/admin/entries/events/1465-an-evening-with-the-dreamers# Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

Fri
Aug 18

The Darkside of Pink Floyd


Location: Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances. Due to the demand for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyd’s classic music, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. They were also the first band to play a live public performance inside the prehistoric caves of the world famous Kents Cavern and they’ve had three sell-out concerts deep underground at Carnglaze Caverns as part of their highly acclaimed ‘Echoes of the Past’ tour. The band are regulars at the World’s Biggest and Best Tribute Festival, having played to capacity crowds at Glastonbudget for five years. They have also headlined at BMAD, one of the biggest Music & Motorbike Festivals in the UK. Nominated as Best Tribute Act in the South West Music Awards. To top it all, three concerts have been arranged inside a Roman Amphitheatre on Cyprus for 2018. “The music took you to planet Floyd and kept you there” - Music in Leicester. “The best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups” - North Devon Journal. “A more intense tribute band than The Darkside of Pink Floyd is hard to imagine” - The Stage. Visit the band website at www.thedarksideofpinkfloyd.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/TDOPF Twitter: http://twitter.com/DSPinkFloyd Contact Tel: 01803 328385

Fri
Aug 18

The Beach Boys Story


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF

If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience, this is a show you do not want to miss. . “Excellent!”, “Fantastic!”, “The best tribute band I’ve ever seen” are comments often heard at the end of this remarkable show; it’s easy to see why this is such a huge smash. You will be amazed how just five performers can reproduce 100% live, the complex orchestral arrangements and intricate harmonies of America’s biggest ever pop group. Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf to sun and from hit to hit. The Beach Boys Band delivers a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away. A unique opportunity to hear every chart hit America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows – Good Vibrations – I Get Around – Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Surfin’ USA – Fun Fun Fun – California Girls – Sloop John B and many more that you will know. WARNING...you may feel a great urge to get up and dance and sing at the top of your voice! A final word from someone who was there…… “I’ve seen the real Beach Boys three times and actually… these guys are better!” (Julie from Nottingham) This show is suitable for all age groups. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Fri
Aug 18

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour


Location: Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Fri
Aug 18

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

To: 31/08/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

Sat
Aug 19

Chay Snowdon Band plus support Aaron Samuel & Alfie Snogger


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF

Palace Theatre Summer Sessions presents Chay Snowdon Band plus support Aaron Samuel & Alfie Snogger In association with Mama Pik Music & Montagfire Events Devon has a strong tradition of producing male singer-songwriters and this showcase is no exception. Chay Snowdon, originally from Plymouth, has a powerful rock ‘n’ roll band line up and is supported by singer-songwriters Aaron Samuel & Alfie Snogger each with their own unique and distinctive styles. http://www.chaysnowdon.co.uk/ http://www.aaronsamuelmusic.com/music https://www.alfie-snogger.co.uk/ Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sat
Aug 19

Holistic Festival - Lupton House

To: 20/08/17
Location: Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0LD

In keeping with the wider aims of The Lupton Trust, this event has been created to offer both exhibitors and visitors alike, the chance to take time out to explore all the amazing things on offer at the festival, and in so doing, further help the trust and its valuable work. We hope that once more, lots of you will join us for this beautiful family festival. Until then - we wish to a happy and healthy year. See you all in August. Contact Tel: 01803 845800

Sat
Aug 19

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

To: 31/08/17
Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Mon
Aug 21

Oh What A Night – The New Jersey Boys


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

Back by popular demand, the New Jersey Boys return to the Palace Theatre with their acclaimed hit show Oh, Whata Night!, a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Celebrating the unique sound of a group who sold 100 million records worldwide, the packed two set programme features the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer,Gary Gould. With stunning interpretations of such hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Lets Hang On, this is a great evening of musical memories which includes a tribute to another iconic rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. All in all, this is an outstanding value for money summer treat for the whole family. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Mon
Aug 21

BMAD Bike Nights

To: 10/09/17
Location: Paignton Seafront The Esplanade Paignton Devon TQ4 6ED

BMAD Bike Nights Paignton Esplanade Every Wednesday 6 pm – 10 pm 7th June – 27th September, 2017 (except when Paignton Carnival bike night will take place, Thursday 27th July instead) BMAD started way back in 2002 with an idea by the founders of ‘Bikers Make A Difference’ Kelvin and Jane Halloran, which was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon, they wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Over the years this is exactly what has happened, Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running and largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England. Each year on Paignton Seafront there is regularly a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from May to Sept. Bikers mix with locals and holiday makers alike, the bikers enjoying chips, coffee or ice cream, the locals walk their dogs and the holiday makers stroll through the bikes enjoying the evening sunshine whilst walking off their evening meals! The atmosphere is wonderful!

Mon
Aug 21

Super Summer Trail - Bygones

To: 03/09/17
Location: Bygones, Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay

Explore 100 years of history with Albert dog and Victoria cat trail activities. Normal entry applies. Members go free! Contact Tel: 01803 326108

Mon
Aug 21

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Tue
Aug 22

Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Tue
Aug 22

That's Entertainment


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Tue
Aug 22

Laundry Day


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Come into the laundry and get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry maid! 11:00 - 15:00 Join us at Coleton Fishacre's laundry to experience life as a 1930s laundry maid! Have a go washing linen from the period using a washing dolly, washboard and mangle, with the expert supervision of our knowledgeable volunteers. Contact Tel: 01803 661903

Tue
Aug 22

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Occombe Summer Activity Pack

To: 01/09/17
Location: Occombe Farm Visitor Centre, Preston Down Road, Paignton

Come and explore Occombe Farm with your very own activity pack! Discover mega and mini beasts, brass rubbings, fun and more! Every Day of the Summer Holidays 10.00 -15.00 No booking required. Meeting point: Occombe Kiosk Price: £2.50 Suitable for: All Ages

Wed
Aug 23

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Aug 23

Wild Wednesdays


Location: Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays is Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) - 26 July and 16 August Pond dipping. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). - 2 and 23 August cook on campfire. £2 child (normal admissions apply). - 9 August hill rolling. Free (normal admissions apply and donations are welcome). Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Thu
Aug 24

Aladdin


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3HF

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey. Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave… Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero? Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world? And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry? There’s only one way to find out – join us on a journey full of magical eastern promi Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Sat
Aug 26

Legends of the West End

To: 02/09/17
Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Dim the lights, cue the music, & raise the curtain…and lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End Musical! With extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction of the cost of a West End theatre ticket, with Legends of the West End! For the past five years, the venue has produced shows where the production has favoured the musicals playing on London’s West End stages. The shows generated amazing 5 star reviews across the board and ended with the audience on their feet cheering for more with rapturous applause. Clearly these shows based around the West End Musical are favoured by south Devon audiences, so the theatre’s director and shows producer, Colin Matthews is happy to bring you a new concept for 2017 with - LEGENDS! Legendry tales such as the Taming of the Shrew becomes Kiss Me Kate, the French Historical novel written by Victor Hugo, is the origin of Les Misérables and who can forget that wonderful novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist that became a massive hit both on stage and screen back in the 1960’s, Oliver. Then there are the Iconic pop acts that have had shows produced around their music, examples of these are, Jersey Boys, Beautiful and Dreamgirls. Combine the shows based on the story with those based on the artiste and their music and you have a vision of what to expect from this show stopping production. Host and compere, Dean Winters usually connects with the crowds by making them laugh, a mischievous comedian, who has been a firm favourite with Babbacombe audiences for some years. He will prove he is no ‘fool’ whilst delivering a great vocal performance in this production. Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are our very own dreamgirl, Lisa T. Winter, Stars in their Eyes songstress, Debbie Farrell, international vocalist Becky Bennett, actor and seasoned performer, Darren Lake, Noteable duo, otherwise known as Barry Elmer & Luke Sampson, pop diva, Sami-Jane and the charismatic charmer, Josh Cousins. They are joined by our special guest, Lily Laight, although still only 15, she has a wealth of experience. She appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and in 2014 hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release. Teen’s Clayton- Jay Peffers & George Hawkins share the roles of two of musical theatre’s most popular boys including Billy Elliott, perhaps you can ‘Consider Yourself’ who the other character might be? Pete Leonard orchestrates the music that enables the company to shine and ensuring they all look as good as they sound will be Sadie Oliver, with her skilful choreography. Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it and this show with its stunning cast of eleven, performing songs that span eight decades will remind you of some of those musical moments that have shaped the story of your life. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 20:15 Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday The Legends of the West End matinee 2.30 pm (14 Sep 2017) Day Times * Thursdays

Sun
Aug 27

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE

Sun
Aug 27

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Trust10 run (23 Jul 2017) Trust10 run (27 Aug 2017) Trust10 run (24 Sep 2017) Trust10 run (22 Oct 2017) Trust10 run (26 Nov 2017) Trust10 run (24 Dec 2017) Trust10 run (28 Jan 2018) A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Sun
Aug 27

Family Sundays - Torre Abbey


Location: Torre Abbey Kings Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

Special Family Sundays include activities and incredible bookable workshops featuring theatre, forest schools, dance and play and technology for kids. For more information visit http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/ Rustle, Open Air Theatre and Workshops with Paddleboat Theatre Co (30 Jul 2017) Bank Holiday Family Picnic (27 Aug 2017) 2 Times Do Taster (24 Sep 2017)

Sun
Aug 27

Food and Craft Market

From: 10:00 To: 16:00
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique, handmade crafts and fresh locally farmed produce. Sunday 30th July (30 Jul 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 27th August (27 Aug 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 24th September (24 Sep 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00 Sunday 29th October (29 Oct 2017) Day Times Sunday 10:00 16:00

Mon
Aug 28

Oh What A Night – The New Jersey Boys


Location: Palace theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

Back by popular demand, the New Jersey Boys return to the Palace Theatre with their acclaimed hit show Oh, Whata Night!, a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Celebrating the unique sound of a group who sold 100 million records worldwide, the packed two set programme features the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer,Gary Gould. With stunning interpretations of such hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Lets Hang On, this is a great evening of musical memories which includes a tribute to another iconic rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. All in all, this is an outstanding value for money summer treat for the whole family. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Mon
Aug 28

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Tue
Aug 29

evening Newton Abbot Racing

From: 18:00
Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Tue
Aug 29

That's Entertainment


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 3HF

From the producers of thesmash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz, comes a dazzlingshowstopping experiencebringing you a truly feel-good show of Hollywood’s greatest hits. Featuring unforgettable numbers from the stars of stage and screen. ‘That’s Entertainment’ will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands to timeless classics from Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. Join us at the Palace Theatre in Paignton to be transported back to a glamorous age of nostalgia. Every Tuesday in August at 8pm

Wed
Aug 30

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Thu
Aug 31

Aladdin


Location: Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3HF

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey. Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave… Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero? Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world? And will Widow Twankey ever get her washing dry? There’s only one way to find out – join us on a journey full of magical eastern promi Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Thu
Aug 31

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Kids Holiday Club Day - Occombe


Location: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Thurs 31st August (3) Wild creativity Unleash your creative side with a day of wild arts and crafts and music. Meeting point: Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: 40.00 Suitable for: 7-12 years old

Thu
Aug 31

Jethro


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius. Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage.

Thu
Aug 31

Coastal Clean-Ups

To: 17/09/17
Location: Beacon Cove and other locations Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Join our Coastal Crew and help us keep the shores clean! As part of our 'Beside the Seaside' events for 2017, Living Coasts will be running a series of beach cleans around Torbay. These FREE events will give you the chance to help the environment and learn more about local species, biodiversity and the shores around us. The beaches on our doorstep, suffer with litter brought in by waves and left by beach users. All around Torbay just away from the shoreline is an underwater bed of sea grass which is home to many creatures, all of whom are effected by litter so do your bit to help avoid pollution by joining our coastal clean ups – and spreading the word about keeping beaches litter free! Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay. 4pm-6pm (16 Aug 2017) Beacon Cove, Torquay. 10am-12pm (16 Sep 2017) Saltern Cove, Paignton. Time TBC (17 Sep 2017)

Thu
Aug 31

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

To: 15/09/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

September 2017


Fri
Sep 01

The Magic of Motown


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, Loco In Acapulco plus many more. Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown! 'A spellbinding performance from start to finish' Daily Record, Scotland 'The evening throbbed with music. . . oh, the songs were back to back' Blues & Soul Magazine 'They had the sold-out crowd dancing feverishly in the aisles' Press & Journal

Fri
Sep 01

Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2017

To: 10/09/17
Location: Various locations throughout the English Riviera TQ5 8RU

The long established event attracts well over 3250 entries from anglers, drawn from all over the UK to some of the finest fishing in the country. While the sheltered waters of Torbay are a focus of the Festival, the actual fishing limits extend many miles in each direction to allow anglers to fish their favourite marks. The Eastward limit is Pinhay Bay at Beer and the Western limit is Bolthead at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary. This means that you can fish the tidal estuaries of the rivers Exe, Teign, Dart and Kingsbridge. Boats fishing out of ports within this area can also fish the Festival. The event covers the prime fishing grounds in the South West and the specimens landed each year are exceptional. Festival trophies have been built up over many years and make a glittering show at the presentation night along with the many thousands of pounds of tackle and other prizes. Anglers, of course, target the main prizes of £750.00 cash, rod and reel and the Champions smock for the overall winning fish and £350.00 plus reel for each of the other three main sections. It is not just the superb fishing which attracts anglers to the Torbay Sea Angling Festival every year. Torbay is the top holiday destination and many families accompany anglers to the resort to persue their own fun. Despite the tough competition it has always been a friendly competition and the angling club houses at Brixham and Paignton always look forward to welcoming anglers as guests during the nine day festival to hear the inevitable tales of the ones that got away! We are proud to say that our main sponsor this year is Shimano.

Fri
Sep 01

LOCK IN REMIXED

From: 19:00 To: 22:00
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Fresh from their sell out performances of The Lock In 'Christmas Carol', The Demon Barbers and Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new take on their 5-star Live Music & Dance Extravaganza

Fri
Sep 01

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

To: 30/09/17
Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Fri
Sep 01

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham 2017

To: 07/09/17
Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side. Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out.http://adults.devonschool.co.uk/admin/entries/events/1465-an-evening-with-the-dreamers# Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more …

Sat
Sep 02

Newton Abbot Horse Racing

To: 29/09/17
Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Sat
Sep 02

Into the Shadows

From: 20:00 To: 22:30
Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows. Among their hits were Wonderful Land, Guitar Tango, Frightened City, Dance On, FBI, Atlantis and Man of Mystery, with their first number one hit ‘Apache' still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time. We are proud to be returning to Babbacombe, for the second time What a wonderful setting/location, let’s hope the sun is shining! In this year's show, we have introduced new and re-introduced some older favourites and a couple of surprises! The sets will also include, popular Cliff number’s, written and produced by The Shadows. Come along and relive and enjoy those wonderful memories, from the magical 60’s!!

Sat
Sep 02

Bowie Experience


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.. Bowie Experience is the world’s favourite and most authentic tribute to the thin white duke and continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail. For the authentic Bowie Experience with all the hits from A to Ziggy - this show is a must-see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there. The world's number 1 celebration of David Bowie features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Love, All the Young Dudes, Lets Dance, Heroes and Absolute Beginners. “Utterly, Utterly Brilliant” Newcastle Chronicle “An Absolute Delight. Superb” The Western Gazette

Sat
Sep 02

Saturday Raceday on Sat 2 September - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 12:00 To: 02/07/17 17:00
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Make this a weekend to remember. Join us with friends and family and enjoy a day at the races on Saturday 2 September. Gates open at 12.15 ahead of the first race at 14.15. The final race of the day will take place at 17.40. Tickets are available online now priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 on Friday 1 September and will also be available at the gates on the day. Children aged 16 and under, plus students with valid photographic ID go FREE. Be sure to pay a visit to our new children's play area in the Family Enclosure which is now open for every fixture this year. Please note times are subject to change so please be sure to check the website for updates. To find out more information and to buy tickets, visit www.newtonabbotracing.com/fixtures or call 01626 353235. We look forward to welcoming you. Ticket Information Paddock Enclosure - £19 Course Enclosure - £12 Children aged 16 and under plus students with photographic student ID / NUS card go free.

Sat
Sep 02

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sun
Sep 03

Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck Live on Stage


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Brought to you direct from the London Palladium, DES O’CONNOR joins JIMMY TARBUCK live on stage for this rare event! Two legends of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video to reminisce and entertain the Bristol Hippodrome for one night only! In October 2015, Des and Jimmy performed on stage together for the very first time in ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ and the Guardian newspaper described this sell-out performance as ‘a night of theatrical history to be remembered for many years to come’. Don’t miss this last chance to see Des and Jimmy together in what will also be a night of theatrical history, following their sell out shows at the London Palladium Theatre.

Sun
Sep 03

Ayrton's Dream Charity Swim


Location: Tor Bay Torre Abbey To Goodrington Devon TQ2 5JG

Ayrton's Dream Charity Swim Torr Abbey to Goodrington (awaiting further details)

Sun
Sep 03

THHN - City to Sea and Festival of Fun


Location: Babbacombe Downs Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

THHN - City to Sea and Festival of Fun Which challenge will you take on? City to Sea Ultramarathon – 34 Miles The City to Sea Ultramarathon starts from Exeter and winds its way to Torquay Harbour before climbing along the coast path to Babbacombe Downs. City to Sea Marathon – 26.5 Miles The City to Sea Marathon, which you can run or walk starts from Exeter and winds its way to Babbacombe Downs. Both routes feature Riverside paths, country lanes, cliff top paths, beaches and much more, enter now for the stunning scenery and a tough challenge. On Babbacombe Downs there will be the event village, with finish line, race HQ and the Festival of Fun which features live music, family entertainment, stalls, games, inflatables and much more. It is a fun day out for all the family. The THHN City to Sea events are organised by Torbay Holiday Helpers Network charity, all profits from the events go towards helping families living with serious illness and bereavement by giving them a free fun filled holiday so they can gain some memories to treasure forever. It is not a requirement of entry to fundraise for us, but if you would like to that would be fantastic.

Sun
Sep 03

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - How to Cook for University


Location: Occombe Farm Cookery School Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

You've done the hard work by passing your exams and getting into university, but will you survive until Christmas without knowing how to cook a few tasty dishes including cottage pie, roasted vegetable lasagne, foccacia bread, fruit crumble and a killer chocolate brownie! Meeting point: Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: £42 Suitable for: Over 18's Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions.

Sun
Sep 03

Galmpton's Autumn Festival


Location: Greenway Road Galmpton BRIXHAM Devon TQ5 0LT

A village community day that warmly welcomes visitors from far and wide and includes - Flower Show, Vegetable Show, Craft Show and Cooks Show.

Sun
Sep 03

Legends of the West End

To: 28/09/17
Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Dim the lights, cue the music, & raise the curtain…and lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End Musical! With extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction of the cost of a West End theatre ticket, with Legends of the West End! For the past five years, the venue has produced shows where the production has favoured the musicals playing on London’s West End stages. The shows generated amazing 5 star reviews across the board and ended with the audience on their feet cheering for more with rapturous applause. Clearly these shows based around the West End Musical are favoured by south Devon audiences, so the theatre’s director and shows producer, Colin Matthews is happy to bring you a new concept for 2017 with - LEGENDS! Legendry tales such as the Taming of the Shrew becomes Kiss Me Kate, the French Historical novel written by Victor Hugo, is the origin of Les Misérables and who can forget that wonderful novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist that became a massive hit both on stage and screen back in the 1960’s, Oliver. Then there are the Iconic pop acts that have had shows produced around their music, examples of these are, Jersey Boys, Beautiful and Dreamgirls. Combine the shows based on the story with those based on the artiste and their music and you have a vision of what to expect from this show stopping production. Host and compere, Dean Winters usually connects with the crowds by making them laugh, a mischievous comedian, who has been a firm favourite with Babbacombe audiences for some years. He will prove he is no ‘fool’ whilst delivering a great vocal performance in this production. Other cast members that will be hitting the high notes are our very own dreamgirl, Lisa T. Winter, Stars in their Eyes songstress, Debbie Farrell, international vocalist Becky Bennett, actor and seasoned performer, Darren Lake, Noteable duo, otherwise known as Barry Elmer & Luke Sampson, pop diva, Sami-Jane and the charismatic charmer, Josh Cousins. They are joined by our special guest, Lily Laight, although still only 15, she has a wealth of experience. She appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and in 2014 hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release. Teen’s Clayton- Jay Peffers & George Hawkins share the roles of two of musical theatre’s most popular boys including Billy Elliott, perhaps you can ‘Consider Yourself’ who the other character might be? Pete Leonard orchestrates the music that enables the company to shine and ensuring they all look as good as they sound will be Sadie Oliver, with her skilful choreography. Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it and this show with its stunning cast of eleven, performing songs that span eight decades will remind you of some of those musical moments that have shaped the story of your life. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 20:15 Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday The Legends of the West End matinee 2.30 pm (14 Sep 2017) Day Times * Thursdays

Wed
Sep 06

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Sep 06

South Devon College Open Evening

From: 17:00 To: 20:00
Location: South Devon College Vantage Point Long Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EJ

It's not too late to apply! The South Devon College Open Evening offers current learners or people thinking of returning to study the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more about a wide range of study options from high school right through to degree level, adult re-training or short courses. There is also opportunity to speak with support staff about applications, transport, financial support and learning support services. You can apply for a place at the Open Evening and start your course in September. Ticket Information Free

Wed
Sep 06

Amphibian Adventures - Paignton Zoo


Location: Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Hop along and meet our frogs! Hop along to Paignton Zoo to enjoy the first of our Amphibian Adventures evenings. Learn more about fascinating frogs, their important biodiversity and why it is vital to help save them. Take a guided tour of the Amphibian Ark and Investigate, meet our expert keepers, enjoy presentations, talks and a Q&A session. Food and drink will also be provided. £30 per person. Booking is essential.

Thu
Sep 07

Elkie Brooks


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie Brooks is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. 2012 saw the release of Elkie’s much anticipated autobiography Finding My Voice and a re-release of her highly acclaimed album Powerless. Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don't miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action. ‘Still One Of The Great British Voices’ The Guardian

Thu
Sep 07

Heritage Open Days 2017

To: 10/09/17
Location: Various Locations across South Devon TQ2 5JG

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

Fri
Sep 08

The Tale

To: 24/09/17
Location: Various Locations Throughout The English Riviera Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

A new arts event from Situations launches this September in South Devon, UK. Inspired by the ideas of writer and broadcaster Philip Hoare, The Tale will guide you on a journey of discovery from the coastal resort of Torquay, through secret locations and across the bay to the fishing town of Brixham. Sound recordist Chris Watson, artists Ellen Gallagher and Marc Rees, performers Claire Cunningham and Ingri Fiksdal and performance group one step at a time like this are amongst the ten artists who have responded to Philip Hoare's mesmerising text (which draws upon his boyhood experiences of Torbay) to produce new works for The Tale. Fri 8th - Sun 10th Sept, Fri 15th - Sun 17th Sept, Fri 22 - Sun 24th Sept Make a weekend of it and book your Tale journey with added extras - a dawn swim, sound recording workshop, masterclass or family workshop with Philip Hoare. Under 16s go free!

Fri
Sep 08

Brixham Town Band

From: 20:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Brixham Quayside Concerts from 8 pm (26 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017) Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holiday Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017) Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Visit www.brixhamtownband.org.uk to see other local events involving the band.

Sat
Sep 09

Revolution Skate

To: 20/09/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

6:30pm - 9:30pm£5 entry 50p skate hire£18 group ticket (4 people) For tickets and more information email or call 07989 418 712 or 01626 336 555. Click to visit Revolution Skate's website or the event Facebook Page. This event is organised by Revolution Skate.

Sat
Sep 09

Ken Dodd


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Kenn Dodd is a comedian of legendary status; an icon and national treasure who has been entertaining audiences for a lifetime of happiness and laughter. Come and enjoy his famous Happiness Show and you’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs presented by a comedy genius. Enjoy a fun-filled variety show for all the family, with non-stop gags and a selection of songs in Ken Dodd's unique Happiness Show.

Sat
Sep 09

Squibb South Coast Championships

To: 10/09/17
Location: Royal Torbay Yacht Club Beacon Terrace Torquay Devon TQ1 2BH

Squibb South Coast Championships (awaiting further details)

Sat
Sep 09

David Hamilton's Rock n Roll Back the Years


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Rock ’n’ Roll Back the Years Show starring DJ and broadcasting legend ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton Fab ‘50s and swinging ‘60s show hosted by DJ and broadcasting legend David Hamilton, plus amazing live band The Fugitives and sensational singers, Ash Denver and the Tiffany Girls This fabulous show will make you smile, laugh, and most definitely make you feel like dancing and singing along. Get a little sneak peek with this clip The show brings you the hits of yesteryear and evokes memories of a bygone age, steeped in nostalgia and sprinkled with humour and unforgettable music from this magical era. Rock 'n' Roll Back the Years stars the legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton, who began his career in 1959 and has hosted more than 12,000 radio shows and over 1,000 TV shows. David has hand-picked an amazing band of musicians, The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls to accompany him on a nationwide tour of his two-hour show that will transport the audience back to the time of beehives, miniskirts and hot pants. During his illustrious career David has worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard, P J Proby, David Cassidy and a whole host of other major artists. The show is laced with David's little nuggets of information that could only be gained by someone who was actually there at this incredible time in popular music history. David will tell the stories behind the classic songs that we all know and love, while the band storm through some of the greatest songs of the era. This is a show not to be missed!

Sat
Sep 09

Topper Training and Regional Selector

To: 10/09/17
Location: The South Quay Paignton Harbour Paignton Devon TQ4 6DT

Topper Training and Regional Selector (awaiting further details)

Sat
Sep 09

Bubble Rush

From: 11:00
Location: Torbay Velopark Penwill Way Paignton Devon TQ4 5JR

Bursting into The Torbay Velopark on Saturday 9 September is the Bubble Rush, a BRAND NEW 5k family fun run with a difference – thousands of multi-coloured bubbles! Sign up and raise money for your local hospice, Rowcroft, by completing this frothy 5k and getting covered in colourful, light, foamy BUBBLES! With entry open to all those aged over three-years-old, it's up to you whether you walk, run, or even toddle the family-friendly route. Whichever you choose, you'll burst through four stations with cannons pumping bubbles up to four feet high, and receive a special Bubble Rush medal when you cross the finish line! A full day of fun is planned for the whole family, starting at 11am with music from The Breeze and a selection of delicious food and drinks stalls!

Sat
Sep 09

Fishstock Brixham


Location: Brixham Quay New Quay Lane Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

Fishstock Brixham, the English Riviera’s renowned urban music and seafood festival takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque fishing harbour. The one-day event will be held on Saturday 10th September 2016 with the seafood show running all day and the music show continuing throughout the evening. A real hit for the whole family, thousands of visitors regularly enjoy tasting the delicious seafood and marvel at the live theatre cooking demonstrations with some of the English Riviera’s most famous chefs. There’s a big music stage with a vibrant programme of live entertainment, visits to working fishing trawlers and heritage vessels on the quayside plus lots of fun activities for the children. There will be local food and drink producers, a wide range of maritime display stands and lots of fascinating insights into the marine environment. The event is held in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission which overlooks the Fish Market. Expert demonstrations - watch fishmongers and chefs prepare and cook fresh Brixham fish. Buy and try! Sample some the ocean's bounty with the finest of South West food and drink.

Sat
Sep 09

Devon Open Studios 2017

To: 24/09/17
Location: Locations Across Devon including Torbay

Devon Open Studios, the annual artist's open studios event, takes place across Devon during September. Devon Open Studios offers a leisurely but stimulating day out: a chance to explore some of Devon’s hidden byways, meet local artists, discuss their work and inspiration and sometimes see short demonstrations. It is also a chance for many to buy unique art to take home with them.

Sat
Sep 09

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sat
Sep 09

Revolution Skate


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

6:30pm - 9:30pm£5 entry 50p skate hire£18 group ticket (4 people) For tickets and more information email or call 07989 418 712 or 01626 336 555. Click to visit Revolution Skate's website or the event Facebook Page. This event is organised by Revolution Skate.

Sat
Sep 09

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 09:00 To: 14:30
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sat
Sep 09

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only). Antiques and Collectable Fair (5 Aug 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (9 Sep 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (28 Oct 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (2 Dec 2017) * 9 am to 2.30 pm - Admission FREE to Public

Sun
Sep 10

That'll Be The Day


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

Mon
Sep 11

Newton Abbot Horse Racing


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Mon
Sep 11

2 for 1 Paddock Entry Mon 11 Sept - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 12:00 To: 17:00
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Come racing and save. Enjoy two Paddock Enclosure tickets for the price of one on Monday 11 September when you book by 5pm on Monday 4 September. Missed the deadline? Tickets will still be available after this date at the full price of £19 per Paddock Enclosure ticket or £12 for Course Enclosure. Gates open at 12.15 ahead of the first race at 14.15. The last race of the day will take place at 17.15. Please note times are subject to change so please be sure to check the website for updates. To find out more information and to buy tickets, visit www.newtonabbotracing.com/fixtures or call 01626 353235. We look forward to welcoming you. Ticket Information Paddock Enclosure - £19 Course Enclosure - £12 Children aged 16 and under plus students with photographic student ID / NUS card go free.

Mon
Sep 11

Ruth Rendell’s - A Judgement in Stone

To: 16/09/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

'Following ten years of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, a new thriller from 'The best woman crime writer since Christie'The Sunday TImes Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. The star cast includes award winning TV and stage favourite Andrew Lancel best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of villainous business man Frank Foster in Coronation Street and for the role of DI Neil Manson in The Bill. He is joined by Sophie Ward who played the beautiful, ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in long-running ITV drama Heartbeat, pop-idol Mark Wynter who since his hit parade days has featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions, Deborah Grant, who has starred in Not Going Out and Bergerac, movie icon Shirley Anne Field who became an overnight star in two landmark films The Entertainer opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning with Albert Finney, Antony Costa who shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue and Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon whose TV credits include ITV’s award winning drama Soldier Soldier.

Mon
Sep 11

BMAD Bike Nights

To: 27/09/17
Location: Paignton Seafront The Esplanade Paignton Devon TQ4 6ED

BMAD Bike Nights Paignton Esplanade Every Wednesday 6 pm – 10 pm 7th June – 27th September, 2017 (except when Paignton Carnival bike night will take place, Thursday 27th July instead) BMAD started way back in 2002 with an idea by the founders of ‘Bikers Make A Difference’ Kelvin and Jane Halloran, which was to have a social gathering of bikers on Paignton Seafront in Devon, they wanted to raise money for charity and have a good time as well. Over the years this is exactly what has happened, Paignton Bike Night finally saw its birth in 2003 and has gone on to become the longest running and largest regular social gathering of bikers in the South West of England. Each year on Paignton Seafront there is regularly a mile of bikes parked side by side every Wednesday evening from May to Sept. Bikers mix with locals and holiday makers alike, the bikers enjoying chips, coffee or ice cream, the locals walk their dogs and the holiday makers stroll through the bikes enjoying the evening sunshine whilst walking off their evening meals! The atmosphere is wonderful!

Tue
Sep 12

Agatha Christie Literary Dinner - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Dr John Curran is hosting a book club with a twist in honour of the upcoming anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday. Canapes will be followed by dinner and a chaired discussion of Christie's literary works. Booking essential 9:00 - 21:00 Guests will be able to enjoy canapes on arrival, followed by dinner and a chaired discussion of Agatha Christie's literary works, including 'Dead Man's Folly' which Agatha based at Greenway.

Wed
Sep 13

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Sep 13

The International Agatha Christie Festival

To: 17/09/17
Location: Torre Abbey The Kings Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for the biennial International Agatha Christie Festival, to be held over the week of 13-17th September 2017. Please visit www.iacf-uk.org to see programme highlights and more details on tickets. The day-by-day schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming you to Torquay in September for five days of wonderful curiosity and a celebration of the great Queen of Crime. Tickets available now are: FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL PASS - £90 Your ticket to all scheduled talks, performances and activities across the week 13th -17th Sept. THE GRAND TOUR TICKET - £150 ~ Festival pass: Your ticket to all scheduled talks, performances and activities across the week 13th -17th Sept (click here to see a list of highlights) ~ Exclusive tour and talk at Agatha Christie’s favourite cinema, the historic Paignton Picture House, with Mathew Prichard : Come and see behind the scenes of one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in Europe, soon to undergo a full restoration and where the doors were last open to the public 20 years ago. You will be able to sit in Agatha Christie's favourite seat on the balcony and hear stories of childhood visits from her grandson, Mathew Prichard. ~ Champagne Breakfast and reading at The Grand Hotel: Take your seat in the resplendent, sea-view Brasserie at Torquay’s iconic Grand Hotel and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with bubbles whilst listening to a reading of an Agatha favourite. ~ A copy of an Agatha Christie classic signed by Mathew Prichard

Thu
Sep 14

Murder Mystery - The Grand Hotel


Location: Seafront Torquay Devon TQ2 6NT

You will arrive at The Grand Hotel, and find yourself subtly immersed in a world of drama as an evening of deceit and intrigue surrounds you. As the night draws in, relax and enjoy a 3 course fine dining experience in our AA rosette award winning restaurant. Your dinner will be accompanied by tales and motives shared by the evening’s mysterious guests. And at some point, a blood-curdling scream! Includes 3 course dinnerThe evening’s murder mystery entertainmentJust £39.95 per person Group bookings are welcome, please contact the hotel for more information. For anyone booked on the Murder Mystery event we are offering 10% off bedrooms. Please call reservations To book call 01803 296 677 or email conference@grandtorquay.co.uk First nights accommodation rate payable as a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Based on two persons sharing a standard inland room. 10% discount off a standard room rate. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Fri
Sep 15

Annual Charity Golf Day at Dainton Golf Club


Location: Totnes Road Ipplepen Churston Ferrers Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 5TN

Join us at Dainton Park Golf Club for our annual Charity Golf Day to raise funds for our vital conservation work. Teams of two to four players are invited to compete in this sporting challenge - a great opportunity for team building, networking and supporting a local charity! Book now to participate in this charity event taking place in an idyllic location. Dainton Park is situated in 125 acres of rolling South Devon parkland, is has a spectacular 18 hole golf course with magnificent views over Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams. In past years this event has raised over £33,000 for conservation projects both within the Zoo and abroad, so come along and enjoy a round of golf and support our vital work at the same time. Date: Friday 15th September 2017 Time: 1.00pm tee off Location: Dainton Park Golf Club, Nr. Newton Abbot, Devon Format: Shot Gun Stableford Competition Price: Teams of 4 - £200 Price includes: Bacon roll and coffee on arrival18 holes of golf on the stunning south coast courseEntry into our 2s competitionEntry into our raffle2 course dinner and presentations To take part in the Annual Charity Golf Day this year please complete a booking form and return it to Jenny Paton by post (address can be found on the booking form) or by email jenny.paton@paigntonzoo.org.uk For any further information please phone Jenny on 01803 697509.

Fri
Sep 15

The Floyd Effect


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue TQ3 3HF Paignton Torbay TQ3 3HF

The music of Pink Floyd as it was meant to be heard Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert without recourse to backing tracks, racks of computers, or other technological wizardry. Every note that you hear is played and sung by the band, making each concert a genuine ‘live’ experience, powerful, immersive and emotional. And, of course, the music is supported by a dramatic light show that incorporates the iconic circular screen, two sets of projections, smoke and lasers. Performing its “Dark Side and Beyond” tour in 2015/16, The Floyd Effect take you on a musical journey from the Dark Side of the Moon, through Wish You Were Here and Animals, to The Wall, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and all the way to the latest, and possibly the last, Pink Floyd work The Endless River. Unless you were there the first time round, the music of Pink Floyd was never as real as this. Website: www.thefloydeffect.com Twitter: @thefloydeffect Facebook: facebook.com/floydeffect Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/FloydEffectFans Twitter Fan Feed: @FloydEffectFans Direct link to Youtube promo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ_zBQpclMw

Sat
Sep 16

Some Enchanted Evening


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Don’t miss out on this spectacular show, as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West-End musicals. Including songs from Sound Of Music, South Pacific, Les Miserables, Fame, Chicago and many more, this outstanding musical revue has already been reviewed as a ‘must see spectacular’ by audiences around the country and is touring again this year. Audiences leave with a smile on their face and a song in their heart as they are taken through a journey of beloved musical theatre classics, both old and new. This show is not to be missed. Featuring some of the industries most talented professionals, performing favourites from Broadway and West-End musicals. Including songs from Sound Of Music, South Pacific, Les Miserables, Fame, Chicago and many more, this professional musical revue has already been reviewed as a ‘must see spectacular’ by audiences around the country and is touring again this year.

Sat
Sep 16

Festival of Learning


Location: Whiterock Primary School Davies Avenue Paignton Devon TQ4 7AW

White Rock Primary School Festival of Learning Sat 16 Sept 2017 Community festival Devon all about the arts and learning new skills

Sat
Sep 16

Greenway Fête - Greenway House


Location: Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

We're celebrating the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday with a 1950s fête in the style of 'Dead Man's Folly.' Come and enjoy the fun and games in the Walled Garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)

Sat
Sep 16

Brixham Heritage Rally

To: 17/09/17
Location: Brixham Devon TQ5 9AG

This is a new event which is now only in its third year. It follows on from the success of the long established Brixham Heritage Regatta which is held in May. This has its roots in the Brixham Trawler Race which stretches back to the early 1800's. Such is the draw of the Regatta, which is usually the first sailing event of the season that the Rally was borne and being the last event of the season it has also become very popular. But contrary to the Regatta, the Rally is quite relaxed with no entry fees, no prizes but plenty of camaraderie and more of a sail in company.

Sat
Sep 16

Babbacombe Cliff Railway - Murder in Company


Location: Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LF

Saturday 16 September – MURDER IN COMPANY There’s been a murder! The police have their man….. or have they? Join us on the beach and help find the evidence to make sure that justice is done.

Sat
Sep 16

OMRA Offshore Model Boat Racing

To: 17/09/17
Location: Torbay Torquay Devon TQ2 5JG

AA-E Class Championship Entries to Tony Ellis email tonys.boats@blueyonder.co.uk or tel 01803 400827

Sat
Sep 16

Bart's Bash (sailing event)

To: 17/09/17
Location: Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4LY

Bart's Bash (sailing event) Various vessels racing off throughout the UK (awaiting further details)

Sat
Sep 16

Explosive Light Orchestra - The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne & ELO


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe, showcasing the songwriting and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. A full 8-piece outfit, including the famous string section, gives fresh life to ELO classics including Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Livin’ Thing, Wild West Hero, Don’t Bring Me Down, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Turn to Stone, Hold on Tight and many, many more. A night not to be missed!

Sat
Sep 16

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

To: 30/09/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

Sun
Sep 17

Country Superstars Experience


Location: Palace theatre Palace Avenue TQ3 3HF Paignton Torbay TQ3 3HF

The show features Europe’s No1 Dolly Parton Tribute as well as 8 other stunning Country Superstars for increased breadth of interest. Please click on the youtube link below to get a real flavour of the show. There is huge interest in Country Music in general in the UK at the moment not least following Dolly’s amazing performance at Glastonbury last year (our principle Sarah was interviewed by the BBC and appeared on the “One Show” with Dolly herself and has worked with her on numerous occasions in the past) and was recently interviewed by several Media outlets celebrating Dolly’s 70th Birthday last month. Even Kenny Rogers himself has stated that this show is the best in Europe and it continues to grow from strength to strength. This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country – Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country history and the music. The show features Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver – Characters may vary. Each artist not only looks and sounds like the Country Star they portray, these professional performers transform themselves through hours of practice at their craft. Every detail is taken into consideration from script, choice of songs, hair, make-up and mannerisms, as well as professional costumes and props. Kenny Rogers himself named and stated on his website that Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust’s Tribute To Kenny and Dolly IS Europe’s Leading Tribute Act. Country music will live on forever, a must see for any fans of Country Music!

Mon
Sep 18

Visit of Ocean Majesty Cruise Ship 2017


Location: Tor Bay Torquay Devon TQ2 5SW

The OCEAN MAJESTY has been totally rebuilt to extremely high standards and on completion of works she was considered a “New ship” for all intents and purposes. The vessel’s complete and total reconstruction was carried out in Greece from 1991 to the spring of 1994. Since then, numerous additional renovation works have taken place, the last major one in 2008 when the vessel’s cabins and public rooms were practically totally refurbished. Every year, during the winter period, the vessel is always upgraded as necessary, thus always being kept in tip top condition. Please find hereunder vessel’s particulars: GRT: 10.417 tons Length: 135.30 meters Width: 19.20 meters Draft: 5.95 meters Registry / Flag: Madeira / Portuguese Total number of Cabins: 274 Total number of Beds: 623 Total OUTSIDE Cabins: 185 (including 16 suites, 8 of which with private veranda and including 13 cabins with double beds.) Total OUTSIDE lower beds: 359 Total INSIDE Cabins: 89 Total INSIDE lower Beds: 178 Total Upper Beds: 86 (72 of which in outside cabins, 14 in inside cabins) All cabins have private facilities, telephone with international dialling, individually controlled air-conditioning, and three music channels. Colour TV sets installed in all outside staterooms (except Principal Deck), Mini bars fitted in all suites (grades 1, 2). 180 outside cabins have large picture windows. There are two specially adapted cabins for disabled persons included in the above cabin counts. Number of decks: 10 (eight decks for passenger use) Passenger elevators: Three (3) Service elevators: Two (2) Number of Bars: Five (5) Observation Lounge: 70 seats Lido Garden: 100 seats Majestic Lounge: 190 seats Show Lounge: 280-315 seats Discotheque/Cinema: 65 seats Dining Room: 300+ seats

Thu
Sep 21

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show. “COMEDY LEGEND”The Sun “COMEDY GENIUS”The Mirror “YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF”Sepp Blatter

Thu
Sep 21

Frankly Sinatra


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Direct from Las Vegas, the iconic music of Frank Sinatra is brought to life once again HIS WAY. Featuring the swing, the swagger and the velvet vocals of Frank Sinatra in concert, enjoy an unmissable evening with Stephen Triffitt. Acclaimed worldwide as the master of his craft, he:• Starred as Frank for three seasons at Las Vegas’ legendary Sands Casino.• Created the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the original West End production of The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas that toured the USA, Canada and Europe.• Sold out the London Palladium (twice) and Royal Festival Hall with his own solo spectacular.• Stephen’s resemblance is” unsettlingly perfect” (The London Evening Standard). From sculpted hair and twinkling blue eyes, all the way down to his shiny black patent leather shoes. And he not only walks the walk, he talks the talk, a masterful performance sees those delicious vocals delivered with consummate ease – “excels at Sinatra's superb sense of natural, almost conversational phrasing” (Orange County Register).Fly Me to the Moon; New York, New York; My Way; That’s Life; Under My Skin; Lady is a Tramp and All the Way all performed impeccably and with all of Frank’s legendary charm.

Thu
Sep 21

Revolution Skate

To: 13/10/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

6:30pm - 9:30pm£5 entry 50p skate hire£18 group ticket (4 people) For tickets and more information email or call 07989 418 712 or 01626 336 555. Click to visit Revolution Skate's website or the event Facebook Page. This event is organised by Revolution Skate.

Fri
Sep 22

Newton Abbot Horse Racing


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Fri
Sep 22

Friday Feeling Raceday on Fri 22 Sept - Newton Abbot Racecourse Add Friday Feeling Raceday on Fri 22 Sept - Newton Abbot Racecourse to your Itinerary

From: 12:00 To: 17:00
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

The weekend starts here! Join us for an afternoon of Summer Jumps racing in the beautiful South West. NEW for 2017: Check out our two new Fizz Friday ticket packages at just £30pp which include Paddock entry, fizz or a refreshing drink, a tasty treat and a racecard. These packages are only available via our online ticket store until 5pm on Thursday 21 September. Alternatively, Paddock Enclosure tickets are on sale now priced at £19 per person or £12 for Course Enclosure tickets. Children aged 16 and under, plus students with a valid photographic ID go FREE. Gates open at 12.00 ahead of the first race at 14.00. The last race will take place at 17.15. Please note times are subject to change so please be sure to check the website for updates. To find out more information and to buy tickets, visit www.newtonabbotracing.com/fixtures or call 01626 353235. We look forward to welcoming you. Ticket Information Paddock Enclosure - £19 Course Enclosure - £12 Children aged 16 and under plus students with photographic student ID / NUS card go free.

Fri
Sep 22

Psychic Sally: Kisses from Heaven


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Fri
Sep 22

Tapestry starring Nikki Dee


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Carole King’s Tapestry In Concert is performed by Australia’s multi-award winning Nicki Dee, and is a show like no other. In this full celebration of one of the world’s most famous and best-selling records of all time, this flawless singer delivers memories with grace and perfect pitch. 

 Within the show, audiences are also treated to the pop song writing brilliance of Jerry Goffin and Carole King in Songs Carole King Gave Away. See live performances of classic pop songs such as: The Loco-motion, Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Chains and many others all written by Carole King. Nicki Dee is one of Australia’s most amazing entertainers. She is a singer, dancer, radio announcer and television presenter who exudes such positive energy you can’t help but be mesmerized by her presence on stage and off. Her international touring shows (including the US and Europe) have commanded full houses for this multi award-winning performer. Nicki is the recipient of numerous awards including: an Australian Entertainment Industry Award for Best Country Act as well as a prestigious Frank Ifield International Spur Award and a Golden Saddle Award. Nicki has also co-produced other successful shows including When Aussies Ruled Britannia, Ladies Rock and she is the co-producer on Carole King’s Tapestry In Concert, bringing the worldwide smash hit album back to life.

Fri
Sep 22

Abbfest

To: 24/09/17
Location: Fermoys Garden Centre Ipplepen Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 5TN

Abbfest has activites to suit the whole family! On offer over the 3 days: Local Produce Market Food Demonstations Craft Workshops Children's Activities Live Music Ticket Information Weekend pass £12 only available from selected outlets and online. Fri £7. Sat £7. Sun £5. Under 16s free. No under 18s without adult.

Sat
Sep 23

Los Endos


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear all the drama and excitement of a Genesis gig from the 70’s and 80’s. The band have crafted a new set which will include a fantastic selection from Genesis' vast repertoire with something for everyone! This is a Genesis experience of epic proportions which no real fan should miss!

Sat
Sep 23

RYA Zone Championships

To: 24/09/17
Location: Royal Torquay Yacht Club Beacon Terrace Torquay Devon TQ1 2BH

RYA Zone Championships - 11 Dinghies racing off Torquay

Sat
Sep 23

Women of Worth (WOW) Charity Ball


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

This is an annual event charity ball with a black tie dress code organised by Women of Worth in aid of vulnerable women across the world. Women of Worth restores dignity and hope to vulnerable women, advocating the value of their lives and demonstrating Christian compassion through support, friendship and practical aid. Dress code is black tie and ball gown. To book or for more information call 01803 663 681. Or alternatively visit www.wowuk.org.

Sun
Sep 24

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Harvest Festival Cookery


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Preston Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Celebrate the harvest from Occombe's organic garden and nature's hedgerow bounty with a day of autumnal cooking. Learn how to prepare the all important Sloe Gin and seasonal chutney to hide away for Christmas, a spiced pumpkin soup with savoury herb scones, elderberry and lemon drizzle cake and host of other seasonal ideas for you to try at home! Meeting point: Occombe Farm Cookery School Price: £75 Suitable for: Adults Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions .

Sun
Sep 24

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Sun
Sep 24

Food and Craft Market

From: 10:00 To: 16:00
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique, handmade crafts and fresh locally farmed produce.

Sun
Sep 24

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Sun
Sep 24

Family Sundays - Torre Abbey


Location: Torre Abbey Kings Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

Special Family Sundays include activities and incredible bookable workshops featuring theatre, forest schools, dance and play and technology for kids. For more information visit http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/ Rustle, Open Air Theatre and Workshops with Paddleboat Theatre Co (30 Jul 2017) Bank Holiday Family Picnic (27 Aug 2017) 2 Times Do Taster (24 Sep 2017)

Tue
Sep 26

Rob Brydon


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Rob Brydon's credits read like a compendium of modern British comedy with such titles as Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You?, The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain and The Rob Brydon Show. Now this multi award-winning writer and performer is back on tour with with an evening of brand new stand up comedy, cementing his status as a multi-talented and incredibly funny man. Full of hilarious stories, abundant with quick witted audience interaction, fast paced humour, improvisation and the most amazing impersonations, this is a show that is sure to delight old and new fans alike.

Tue
Sep 26

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

To: 11/10/17
Location: Brixham Fish Market The Quay Brixham TQ5 8AW

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast Dates: April 19th, May 3rd & 31st, June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, September 6th, 13th & 27th, October 11th.

Tue
Sep 26

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Tots Go Wild!


Location: Occombe Farm Preston Down Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1RN

Join us every Monday (09.30-11.00am) in the Summer holidays bring your tot for a morning of fun on the farm! Monday 24th July (1) Animals- Tots come on down to Occombe farm for a morning filled with animals large and small. Monday 31st July (2) Discovery- What does the summer have to offer? Tots find out in a morning of seasonal discovery at Occombe Farm. Monday 7th August (3) Play- Wild play for wild tots, come along to Occombe Farm to let out your wild side. Monday 14th August (4) Music- Come and explore the rhythms of life in a morning of music for tots. Monday 21st August (5) Create- A morning of creation at Occombe Farm. Bring along your little tots for a morning of arts and crafts. Monday 28th August (6) Build- Straw, sticks or brick. What will your little tot build their house from? Meeting point: Occombe Farm Price: £5 Suitable for: Babies - 5yr olds Additional information: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure children are dressed for outdoor weather. Babies are free. Book Online Bookable events are payable in advance and non-refundable except upon cancellation of the event. Read our full terms and conditions here. Tots Go Wild Summer Club (31 Jul 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (7 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (14 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (21 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild Summer Club (28 Aug 2017) Tots Go Wild September (26 Sep 2017)

Wed
Sep 27

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Sep 27

Russell Brand - Re:Birth


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Following a series of sold-out preview shows, Russell Brand comes to Sunderland as part of his new stand-up tour of the UK and Ireland. What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Thu
Sep 28

Walk With a Ranger - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Why not join the countryside rangers for a walk through the garden to see the Autumn woodland colours? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:30 - 12:15 On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place.

Thu
Sep 28

Walk With a Ranger - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Why not join the countryside rangers for a walk through the garden to see the Autumn woodland colours? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:30 - 12:15 On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place.

Fri
Sep 29

Coleton Fishacre - Countryside Walks


Location: Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 13:00 The ranger team will be leading monthly countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pucombe Cove, along the South West Coast Path to Ivy Cove, and back to Coleton Fishacre via Coleton Camp. On the way they'll be talking about the wildlife that thrives on this stretch of coast, and the work that the National Trust does to care for it.

Fri
Sep 29

Macmillan Coffee Morning


Location: Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Macmillan Coffee Morning (awaiting further details)

Fri
Sep 29

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The Bee Gees were three brothers who, from singing close harmony as children, grew to become world superstars by their early twenties. They went on to be acknowledged as some of the greatest song writers in history. The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic performance, featuring the Gibb brothers incredible songs from over four decades - from the 60s to the 90s. The show gives the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert, with a unique blend of classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor favourites. This is a totally live concert, with a six piece band from Ireland that pride themselves on musical authenticity, and in particular the accurate recreation of the vocal talents and harmonies of the Bee Gees, with costume changes complimenting the show to give a full Bee Gees Concert Experience.

Fri
Sep 29

Coleton Fishacre - Countryside Walks


Location: Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 13:00 The ranger team will be leading monthly countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pucombe Cove, along the South West Coast Path to Ivy Cove, and back to Coleton Fishacre via Coleton Camp. On the way they'll be talking about the wildlife that thrives on this stretch of coast, and the work that the National Trust does to care for it.

Sat
Sep 30

Pier to Pier Rowing


Location: Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Pier to Pier Rowing - Offshore rowing from Torquay to Paignton

Sat
Sep 30

Ageing Well Festival 2017


Location: Lupton House Churston Ferrers Brixham Devon TQ5 0LD

The Ageing Well Festival is an annual event that features a large amount of activities and performances going on for you to either watch or participate in. Our next Ageing Well Festival will be on the 30th of September at Lupton House, Churston

Sat
Sep 30

Wannabee - The Spice Girls Show


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power and gives you a night out to remember! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh. Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Costumes, groups & families all welcome for the biggest 90s party in town. Wannabe have toured the World for 10 years, performing to hundreds of thousands of Spice Girls fans. “The perfect girls night out!” - The Venue, London

Sat
Sep 30

Dr Hook featuring Dennis Locorriere

From: 19:30
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2016, the Timeless tour of the UK has been extended into 2017 due to overwhelming public demand! From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band’s biggest hits and best loved songs. Receiving more than 70 Platinum & Gold Discs, Dr Hook have reached legendary status in many countries. Reviving special memories with classics such as Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar, don’t miss the opportunity of seeing Dr Hook live! 'With a top-quality band, a voice and a spirit that hasn’t aged, Dr Hook are still a top touring group' Shropshire Star 'The energetic passion of Locorriere shows the vocalist still has it' Scunthorpe Telegraph 'Locorriere’s voice is rich and plaintive, his patter eloquent and engaging, his six-piece backing band outstanding'Southern Daily Echo 'A night of natural charm supplied by one of the greats of American music' Liverpool Sound & Vision

Sat
Sep 30

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

To: 15/10/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

October 2017


Sun
Oct 01

The River Dart Struggle


Location: Dart Bridge Buckfastleigh Devon TQ11 0JR

IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOTNES CANOE CLUB TOTNES SUB-AQUA CLUB ST JOHN AMBULANCE TOTNES SEA SCOUTS RAYNET The Rotary Club of Totnes is a Registered charity (number 293236) The Totnes Raft Race, known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘ will be held on Sunday, 1st October 2017 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 last year, 2016 saw over 40 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. There will be trophies for; Fastest male or mixed crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people Fastest female crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people Best dressed crew Crew which raises the most sponsorship and crew which raises the most sponsorship for Totnes Rotary Charities

Sun
Oct 01

29er Grand Prix

To: 02/10/17
Location: Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Further details including timings to follow 29er Grand Prix - TBC

Mon
Oct 02

Newton Abbot Horse Racing


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Mon
Oct 02

Bring It On The Musical

To: 07/10/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Inspired by the hit film, Broadway’s Tony Award® nominated Bring It On The Musical somersaults onto stage for its UK & European première to kick start its first ever UK tour! Dive into a high-octane thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets high school politics and teenage romance. With an exciting score, explosive choreography and breathtaking athleticism, this is a universal coming-of-age story. Written by a team including Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Tony Award® winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). ‘Breathtaking’ New York Times ‘Wonderfully refreshing’New York Magazine ‘Hits impressive heights’ Time Out New York

Tue
Oct 03

Antiques Valuation Afternoon with Henry Nicholls


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Henry Nicholls, an expert from ITVs Dickinson's Real Deal, can value your silver, jewellery, costume jewellery, wrist and pocket watches, fountain pens, clocks, objects d'art etc. Should you wish to sell he will offer cash on the day. Furniture and paintings can be valued from a photograph. Admission £5 to include tea/coffee (plus £1 per item valued on the day) Event hosted by Torbay Civic Society

Fri
Oct 06

Paignton Zoo - Spots & Stripes


Location: Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Friday 6th October 2017 will be our first SPOTS & STRIPES DAY. Why not join in and help us by taking part. The idea is for everyone to either wear something spotty or stripey to represent their dedication to supporting rare and endangered species whilst raising money. Everyone can take part and it’s so easy. Businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools all can take part.

Fri
Oct 06

Spots and Stripes Day - Living Coasts


Location: Living Coasts Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Friday 6th October 2017 will be our first SPOTS & STRIPES DAY. Why not join in and help us by taking part. The idea is for everyone to either wear something spotty or stripey to represent their dedication to supporting rare and endangered species whilst raising money. Everyone can take part and it’s so easy. Businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools all can take part. Register online to let us know you are supporting our Spots & Stripes Day. We will send over our ideas in an email.

Fri
Oct 06

Paignton Zoo - Spots & Stripes


Location: Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Friday 6th October 2017 will be our first SPOTS & STRIPES DAY. Why not join in and help us by taking part. The idea is for everyone to either wear something spotty or stripey to represent their dedication to supporting rare and endangered species whilst raising money. Everyone can take part and it’s so easy. Businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools all can take part.

Sat
Oct 07

The Martini Encounter


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The Martini Encounter is a fun filled, alcohol infused cabaret that follows three fabulously flamboyant characters through tales of their demise, pastiche musical comedy and lots and lots of gin. Broadwayworld.com described this show as – “a must-see cacophony of cocktails and repertoire” and with a name like “The Martini Encounter” its safe to say that the show is boozy by name and boozy by nature. THE MARTINI ENCOUNTER in ‘Naughty…hugely enjoyable…in perfect harmony’ The Times A cacophony of song, ukuleles, murder and gin Enter the jaded and threadbare world of Binkie, Maud and Colin. Never refined but always eccentric, this naughty and flamboyant trio celebrate their former ‘careers’ in what could very loosely be described as ‘showbiz’. Basking in a glorious, deluded and surprising cocktail of mischievous repartee and banging toons and vocal harmony, they take us from Basingstoke to Basildon and Crawley to Cromer by way of Talking Heads and Queen to Blur and Scissor Sisters via Bonnie Tyler, with Binkie and Maud on their ukuleles and accompanied by failed Magician The Amazing Colin on the pianoforte. Following sensationally squiffy appearances at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, this witty and wicked trio now embark upon their first of many farewell tours with their musical assault upon the nation. Absolutely hilarious **** London Theatre1.com A cabaret act with a twist, Who Shot Wayne Sleep is a show packed with wit, insanity, naughtiness and a dash of sparkle…Completely hilarious…super slick; wonderful musicians and excellent vocalists…brilliant writing…The Martini Encounter offers good theatre but an even better night out. The National Student.com **** www.themartiniencounter.biz (currently under construction) Parental Advisory – Some strong language

Sat
Oct 07

Autumn Photography Workshop - Greenway House


Location: Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Greenway's volunteer photographers will help you learn more about the art of photography while you take photos in the garden. A warming lunch in the House Kitchen will be part of your day. Booking essential

Sat
Oct 07

The Martini Encounter


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The Martini Encounter is a fun filled, alcohol infused cabaret that follows three fabulously flamboyant characters through tales of their demise, pastiche musical comedy and lots and lots of gin. Broadwayworld.com described this show as – “a must-see cacophony of cocktails and repertoire” and with a name like “The Martini Encounter” its safe to say that the show is boozy by name and boozy by nature. THE MARTINI ENCOUNTER in ‘Naughty…hugely enjoyable…in perfect harmony’ The Times A cacophony of song, ukuleles, murder and gin Enter the jaded and threadbare world of Binkie, Maud and Colin. Never refined but always eccentric, this naughty and flamboyant trio celebrate their former ‘careers’ in what could very loosely be described as ‘showbiz’. Basking in a glorious, deluded and surprising cocktail of mischievous repartee and banging toons and vocal harmony, they take us from Basingstoke to Basildon and Crawley to Cromer by way of Talking Heads and Queen to Blur and Scissor Sisters via Bonnie Tyler, with Binkie and Maud on their ukuleles and accompanied by failed Magician The Amazing Colin on the pianoforte. Following sensationally squiffy appearances at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, this witty and wicked trio now embark upon their first of many farewell tours with their musical assault upon the nation. Absolutely hilarious **** London Theatre1.com A cabaret act with a twist, Who Shot Wayne Sleep is a show packed with wit, insanity, naughtiness and a dash of sparkle…Completely hilarious…super slick; wonderful musicians and excellent vocalists…brilliant writing…The Martini Encounter offers good theatre but an even better night out. The National Student.com **** www.themartiniencounter.biz (currently under construction) Parental Advisory – Some strong language

Sun
Oct 08

Greenway House - The Edible Ornamentals Garden Tour


Location: Greenway House Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Join a Greenway gardener for a walk around Agatha Christie's garden, looking at the less obvious edible plants that grow there. Booking essential Admission applies

Sun
Oct 08

Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

Sun
Oct 08

A Night of Dirty Dancing


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE SHOW No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. Recast and re-scripted for 2016, it’s all down to Kellerman’s end of season show. Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and music that’s resonated throughout the years: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance. Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide. “The main man Johnny Castle (Darius J James) showed off Patrick Swayze’s snake-hips moves.” Catherine Watts, Ipswich Star “The jam-packed stage show lived up to all expectations with laughter, fun and frolics galore” Leona Greenan, Hamilton Advertiser “No dirt, but plenty of dancing. . . a fast-moving, slickly-choreographed treat” John Pettitt, Keighly News “I, along with many others, were only too happy to be taken on a trip back to the summer of ’63 to have a brilliant evening full of entertainment” Shirley Bartynek, Hamilton Advertiser “Eloise Grey was most convincing as Baby and demonstrated a stand-out voice throughout” Bury Free Press

Mon
Oct 09

Thomas McClary and his Band


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

As an irresistible force of social and culture change , Motown Icon Thomas McClary made his mark on the music industry by writing or co -writing the majority of The Commodores hits and classic album tracks along with Lionel Richie. Richie once referred to the McClary/Richie songwriting team as the ‘Lennon & McCartney of The Commodores.’ In 1967 McClary, met Richie registering at Tuskegee University and invited him to put a band together. They formed The Mystics and then onto The Jays and then The Commodores. The rest is history. The Hits just kept on coming with The Commodores under McClary’s guidance pioneering and developing the the art of funk! Brickhouse, I Feel Sanctified, Three Times A Lady, Zoom, Easy, All Night Long, Still, Too Hot To Trot, Dancing On The Ceiling And many many more. They are all there in this amazing sound and vision show delivered the way it should be with passion and energy that will have you dancing All Night Long. Come experience.

Tue
Oct 10

Tap Factory


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

TAP FACTORY is a fun, rhythm-based theatre show showcasing urban tap dance and percussion, comedy and acrobatics. Creator and director Vincent Pausanias built an entertaining show around three ideas : exciting rhythms, high performances and comedy. Tap Factory is so much more than a tap show, this is “chalplinesque”, pure pleasure and positive energy. It’s packed with rhythmic drumming and percussive sounds created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented cast. On stage, the performers will utilize four pair of tap shoes, 12 oil barrels, one stepladder, four trash bins, one bucket, one toolbox, two brooms, 12 cans, wood mallets and eight handsome men! A worker arrives in a factory for his first day of work and the magic begins. It takes you throughout the show and leaves you filled with strong, positive energy. It is fun, astonishing, powerful, poetic and sexy!

Wed
Oct 11

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

From: 06:00
Location: Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham

Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide. Now in it's 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am. If your fish eating experience extends to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. A chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Brixham Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish. Book early to avoid disappointment by e-mailing: bfmt2014@gmail.com Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or children under the age of 14yrs. Cost: £15 to include breakfast

Wed
Oct 11

Dangerous Obsession

To: 14/10/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

‘Dangerous Obsession is a psychological thriller: Sally is watering her plants in the conservatory of her luxurious home when suddenly a stranger knocks at the door. Is he selling double glazing? Is he looking for someone? What unfolds over the next few hours uncoils with the stealth of a python. There is tension, shock and ultimately a twist that no one sees coming.’

Wed
Oct 11

Dangerous Obsession

To: 14/10/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

‘Dangerous Obsession is a psychological thriller: Sally is watering her plants in the conservatory of her luxurious home when suddenly a stranger knocks at the door. Is he selling double glazing? Is he looking for someone? What unfolds over the next few hours uncoils with the stealth of a python. There is tension, shock and ultimately a twist that no one sees coming.’

Thu
Oct 12

Elaine Paige


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world. As a recording artist Elaine has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess). As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 programme Elaine Paige on Sunday, which celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week. "Paige transfixes the audience with a succession of her trademark contemplative, emotionally powerful interpretations, interspersed with some fascinating anecdotes about her stage career” Musical Theatre Review "A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the lady who has quite rightly been given the epithet 'First Lady Of Musical Theatre' in an intimate, informal concert of epic proportion! A thousand times ‘bravo!” North West End

Fri
Oct 13

Newton Abbot Horse Racing


Location: Newton Road, Kingsteignton Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Racing (10 May 2017) Racing Evening (30 May 2017) Racing (5 Jun 2017) Racing (16 Jun 2017) Racing Evening (27 Jun 2017) Racing (7 Jul 2017) Racing (23 Jul 2017) Racing (31 Jul 2017) Racing (16 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (22 Aug 2017) Racing Evening (29 Aug 2017) Racing (2 Sep 2017) Racing (11 Sep 2017) Racing (22 Sep 2017) Racing (2 Oct 2017) Racing (13 Oct 2017)

Fri
Oct 13

Rockin & Rollin with Laughter


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

Rockin & Rollin with Laughter WHAT A SHOW…… WHAT A LINE UP! MERSEYBEATS - Original 60's members Tony Crane & Billy Kinsley perform, It's Love That Really Counts, Sorrow’, Wishin' & Hopin', the million selling, I Think Of You" & many more... MICK MILLER - As seen on TV's The Comedian, Blankety Blank & The Des O' Connor Show, also appeared on the Royal Variety Performance in 2011. BERNIE FLINT holds the record for the longest continuous winner on TV’s, Opportunity Knocks. He will be performing all his hits including "I Don't Want to Put a Hold on You". DAKOTAS sing many of their songs which will include The Cruel Sea, Bad to Me, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Little Children. LIVER BIRD ensures Cilla Black's music lives on with performances of Anyone Who Had a Heart, Love of the Loved, Alfie, It's For You.... The show highlight features a nostalgic story section on LIVERPOOL'S FAMOUS CAVERN CLUB featuring the Cavern's own BERYL MARSDEN who is back on tour after 40 years! Relive the 60’s & 70’s with TV & POP favourites!

Sat
Oct 14

Lectures at Torquay Museum


Location: Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 1HG

The lectures are free to Torquay Museum Society members, or a donation of £5.00 for non-members.

Sat
Oct 14

Antony Jinman, Polar Explorer Talk - Torquay Museum


Location: Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 1HF

As part of Torquay Museum's Explorer Season, come and listen to Devon based Polar Explorer, Antony Jinman talking about his expeditions to the Geographic North and South Poles. Antony Jinman is a modern day polar explorer and educational entrepreneur who is pioneering how technology can be used to share experiences and credible information through “Live Learning”. In 2014 Jinman skied 730 miles solo to the Geographic South Pole in just 46 days, whilst interacting with over 8000 pupils in schools around the world, allowing them to share in the experience and debate issues online with “Live learning” scientists and educators. Upon reaching the pole he made history by becoming the 12th Briton ever to have reached both the Geographic North and South Poles, his very own Olympic polar gold. With 16 expeditions into both the Arctic and Antarctica Antony brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. You may believe that there is nothing left to explore, that the world has been mapped and that the age of exploration and explorers on our planet is at an end. But you’d be mistaken; there is a need today as much as there has ever been, if only to inspire the hearts and minds of future generations about the world around them. This is a fundraising event for Torquay Museum. Tickets cost £5. 2 pm

Sat
Oct 14

Jackson - Live in Concert

From: 19:30
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson - Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Ben’s portrayal of Jackson has to be the most accurate and exciting tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben is joined on the stage by his Incredible Band and Dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson - Live in Concert features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!

Sat
Oct 14

Lectures at Torquay Museum


Location: Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 1HG

The lectures are free to Torquay Museum Society members, or a donation of £5.00 for non-members.

Sat
Oct 14

Revolution Skate

To: 28/10/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

6:30pm - 9:30pm£5 entry 50p skate hire£18 group ticket (4 people) For tickets and more information email or call 07989 418 712 or 01626 336 555. Click to visit Revolution Skate's website or the event Facebook Page. This event is organised by Revolution Skate.

Sun
Oct 15

Wedding Showcase - The Imperial Hotel


Location: Imperial Hotel Park Hill Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2DG

Guests will be welcomed to our special wedding showcase event with a glass of bubbly as we open the doors to showcase our beautiful wedding options and help inspire your perfect wedding day. Our Events team will be on hand to guide you through the showcase, which will be held in the Haldon Room set up for a wedding reception. Come meet with a member of our team to explore the hotel and plan your big day.

Sun
Oct 15

Apple Day


Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Cockington Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

A fun day out for all the family! Cockington's 24th Apple Day will showcase the best in local foods, drinks and handmade crafts. Bring your senses alive as we offer you the opportunity to buy, taste or take home a variety locally sourced delicious food and drink, watch the cider press in action as it turns the autumn windfall into juice and learn from the demonstrators how to transform apple juice into scrumptious scrumpy. Take part in a range of activities from creative crafts to apple themed challenges and games and enjoy children's entertainers and cooking demonstrations. All this in addition to our resident craft makers in the stable yard, sea change and cob barn craft studios, come and help us celebrate Apple Day this year and experience all that Cockington Court has to offer. Get the latest updates straight away by following us on Facebook

Sun
Oct 15

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Mon
Oct 16

The Heiress

To: 21/10/17
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Set in the 1850s, young Catherine Sloper lives with her adored father Dr Austin Sloper, her mother having died in childbirth. Dr Sloper makes no secret of his disappointment with his shy, plain daughter. When she meets the charming Morris Townsend, who lavishes her with the attention she craves, they fall in love and plan to marry. However her father believes Townsend only to be after her inheritance and sets about trying to reveal his true intentions.

Wed
Oct 18

T.Rextasy


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including 'Telegram Sam' and 'Jeepster' he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, 'I Love to Boogie'. T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! T.Rextasy – awarded the accolade of ‘The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK ’ by BBC1 TV. ‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’ Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer) ‘T.Rextasy are the tribute act who break all the rules by being bloody brilliant. Danielz is an exact replica of Marc, he’s uncanny.’ The Independent on Sunday ‘Danielz is a curator of Bolan’s life, a perfectionist protector of the legacy – T.Rextasy play with a poignant, flamboyant skill.’ The Observer ‘Danielz looks and sounds uncannily like Bolan and has dedicated his life to the man’ The Times “Danielz is more than a career lookalike. Here we have a serious guitarist with the animal grace of early Bolan and the clear unequivocal love of the music” The Stage “Danielz just freaks me out!” Mickey Finn (original T.Rex percussionist)

Thu
Oct 19

Torbay Festival of Poetry

To: 23/10/17
Location: Livermead Cliff Hotel Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 6RQ

Welcome to this year’s Torbay Festival of Poetry programme. Thank you to all who used the Festival website last year to order tickets, enter the competition or find out more about the poets waiting to entertain you. Our popular Thursday evening party-style opening event is once again at Torre Abbey where we will be taking a wry look at the Poets’ Laureate throughout the ages, from John Skelton to the present day. They are not always the reputable rhymers you may have thought they were. This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Cornish poet, Charles Causley, and the Festival will be marking the occasion with an event about the life and poetry of the well-loved poet. We will also celebrate the Brontë family with an event which looks at how the sisters and their brother Branwell were influenced by their clergyman father, Patrick Brontë. So with poets being put ‘On the Spot’ and the popular Open Mic lunchtime sessions giving everyone a chance to strut their stuff, there is much variety in this year’s programme. The subject for the Festival Challenge will be announced at the Thursday evening event at Torre Abbey and then will be displayed at the main Festival Hotel. Torre Abbey has the distinction of not only being Torquay’s oldest building, but also of being the best surviving medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. Founded in 1196 by six Canons of the Premonstratensian order – or White Canons if you wish to avoid becoming totally tongue tied – it grew and prospered until, by the fifteenth century, it had become the order’s richest Abbey in the country. With twenty five events, poetry will fill the weekend. As well as listening to readings, learning more about writing poetry at workshops and listening to poets talking about their craft, you can meet the poets and, above all, ask questions of them. Visitors to the Festival enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Livermead Cliff Hotel, which is situated on the water’s edge. This is a long weekend which celebrates all things poetic in the heart of beautiful Torbay: sea, palm trees, light … and inspiration! For ease of administration, single appropriate prices will be charged for each event. Tea / Coffee and the famous shortbreads are included in the price of certain events. The Festival’s aim of a packed schedule of events, mainly concentrated at the comfortable Livermead Cliff Hotel, has established an inspiring literary weekend by the sea with the added advantage of the beautiful English Riviera as a backdrop.

Thu
Oct 19

One Night of Queen


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! One Night of Queen have been touring for 13 years.

Fri
Oct 20

The Sensational 60's Experience


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK for one night only, with a brand new production for 2017, the Sensational 60’s Experience. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2017. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner. This exclusive line up from the 60’s is crammed with nostalgia & hits such as Milke Pender, original voice of the Searchers, whose hits include Needles and Pins, When You Walk In The Room, Sweets For My Sweet and Sugar And Spice. Originally Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late fifties. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe & still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single ) Let The Heartaches Begin and Reach Out I’ll Be There. Herman’s Hermits throughout the mid-60’s music scene proved to be a dominating force worldwide. From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies. Herman's Hermits as of to date have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide. Their chart breaking hits include Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry V111, Something Is Happening & I’m Into Something Good & many more too numerous to mention. Herman's Hermits perform over 200 shows a year worldwide to say Herman’s Hermits are still into something good is an understatement. Formed in the 1960’s and producing classics such as, ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and ‘Here It Comes Again’, The Fortunes continued into the seventies with more successful releases such as 'Storm in a Teacup' and 'Freedom Come, Freedom Go'. These songs have stood the test of time, becoming household favourites permanently on playlists everywhere. The Fortunes remain as one of the UK's premier harmony groups, and are constantly in demand worldwide. The New Amen Corner a force to be reckoned with on any stage throughout Europe will keep you entertained with classics such as If Paradise Is Half As Nice and Bend Me Shape Me

Fri
Oct 20

Dartmouth Food Festival

To: 22/10/17
Location: The Market Square Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9DR

The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine. Now in our 14th year, the festival has developed into a major food event or, as The Daily Telegraph put it (February 2011), a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations.' “One of the top 10 Food Festivals in the UK.” – The Guardian What gives us extra stand out is the fact that we’re a free festival! Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and take part without being charged an entry fee. Our real aim is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer – from Ashridge Cider and Cornish Seasalt through to the Devon Scone Company and South Devon Chilli Farm. We also want to shout about our award winning restaurants (The Seahorse, The Elephant in Torquay and the Millbrook Inn, South Pool to name but a few) and their amazing chefs. Without being too biased, we probably have the most award winning chefs per square foot than anywhere else in the country.

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween Horrors - Halloween at Paignton Zoo

To: 31/10/17
Location: Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Halloween Horrors Join Paignton Zoo this Halloween for some spooktacular fun! Price: Standard Zoo admission prices apply

Sat
Oct 21

Hunting for Gold Trail - Coleton Fishacre

To: 29/10/17
Location: Coleton Fishacre Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Avast me hearties, there's a hunt for gold around the garden at Coleton Fishacre. Can you search for the golden symbols hidden in the garden and claim a small prize as your reward? Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Oct 21

Superslam Wrestling 2017


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

A brand new season of Superslam Wrestling returns with a great line up of top International talent from all the major federations from around the world to face the best of British personalities in a 2 hour non-stop fun-filled family night out. The house full signs are on regular display for these evenings so booking your ticket early will guarantee you the best seat in the house. If you have seen the show in the past you know how exciting it is for the kids, if you haven’t give it a try we are sure you will want to return to one of our future dates.

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween - Living Coasts

To: 31/10/17
Location: Living Coasts Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Halloween at Living Coasts (awaiting further details) Price: Standard Living coasts admission prices apply

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween Horrors - Halloween at Paignton Zoo

To: 31/10/17
Location: Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Halloween Horrors Join Paignton Zoo this Halloween for some spooktacular fun! Price: Standard Zoo admission prices apply

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween Fun!

From: 10:00 To: 31/10/17 16:00
Location: Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves Cavern House Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

There's lots to do this October Half Term at Kents Cavern with cave tours, the Witch's Hat joke trail, Spooky Dig and the Underground Pumpkin hunt. No need to book - just turn up!

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween Half Term Fun - Kents Cavern

To: 31/10/17
Location: Kents Cavern Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

There's lots to do this October Half Term at Kents Cavern with cave tours, the Witch's Hat joke trail, Spooky Dig and the Underground Pumpkin hunt. No need to book - just turn up! Date: 21st to 31st October Join us this half term for some spooooky activities.... We've got regular tours throughout the day, so there's no need to book. Just turn up and collect your activity sheets! Head on a cave tour to take part in our underground pumkpin hunt, count the number of pumpkins correctly and you'll receive a prize. Other activities include the witches hat joke trail and spooky dig.

Sat
Oct 21

Dinosaur World's - Dinosaur Halloween Horrors

To: 29/10/17
Location: Dinosaur World Victoria Parade Torquay Devon TQ1 2BB

Dinosaur Halloween Horrors 21st – 29th October 2017 This half term discover the Halloween Horrors that have invaded Torquay’s Dinosaur World. Face the wicked witch, the ghastly ghosts and ghouls, the deathly demons and take the Halloween Horrors Hunt to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE 160-million-year-old fossil. And from 3.30pm everyday visit or re-enter for our ‘Lights Out Torch Tour’ to explore the exhibition in the dark, and listen to a scary ghost story. Will you be brave enough? And don’t forget we have all the usual great things to do and see in our indoor exhibition – get up close and personal with amazing dinosaurs, learn about these amazing creatures, discover fascinating fossils, & even sit on deadly dinosaurs. Don’t miss out on all the scary Halloween fun during October ½ term – Open every day from 11am until 5pm! Only £5.95 per visitor, and pick up our Paleo Pass to get FREE re-entry for 3 months. See www.torquaysdinosaurworld.co.uk for more details.

Sat
Oct 21

Halloween Hunt - Bygones

To: 31/10/17
Location: Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Come along in fancy dress. Take part in our spooky skeleton hunt, if you dare! Normal entry applies. Members go free!

Sun
Oct 22

All For Love


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

All For Love - 22 October (performance 5.00pm)

Sun
Oct 22

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Mon
Oct 23

Cockington Halloween Festival 2017

To: 29/10/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Cockington Court Halloween Festival (awaiting further details) Keep up to date: Follow Cockington Court on Facebook, or join the conversation on Twitter

Tue
Oct 24

Pirate Day - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth Devon TQ6 0EQ

Avast me hearties, pirate day is here. Booking not needed Admission applies 14:00 - 16:00 Raise the main sail and climb the rigging. There's pirate fun to be had at Coleton Fishacre. Please come dressed in your pirate best and join the creative pirate school, making pirate treasure crafts and pirate crowns with autumn leaves.

Wed
Oct 25

TOPS Priscilla Queen Of The Desert - The Musical

To: 28/10/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a colourful and heart-warming musical based on the 1994 film. Three friends travel across the Australian Outback in a battered old bus they’ve named Priscilla to perform their drag show in Alice Springs. Along the way they find love and friendship, and encounter prejudice. Packed with high-energy pop numbers including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Boogie Wonderland and Go West. This musical features some of the most outrageous and colourful costumes ever seen on stage and is a fun packed show that will have you dancing in the aisles! Torquay’s premier stage musical society, TOPS Musical Productions, are once again pulling out all the stops to bring you this ambitious and exciting production. It’s going to be a party every night!

Wed
Oct 25

Halloween Evenings of Mini Horrors

To: 31/10/17
Location: Babbacombe Model Village Hampton Avenue Torquay Devon TQ1 3LA

The Happenings..... The spooky Halloween theme starts to comes alive around 5.30pm SPOOKILLUMINATIONS, SOUND, FIRE & LIGHTING EFFECTS Creating an amazing atmosphere from dusk WORKSHOP OF HORRORS TOUR This spoof tour is the spooky highlight of our Halloween experience. You go behind the scenes, on an eerie tour by lantern light, through the woods and past 'abandoned' haunted workshops. Hang around for a chilling ghost story! This 'experience' starts after dark and lasts about 20 minutes, spaces need to be booked on arrival. Please see FAQS below! HAUNTED HOUSE 4D Our 4D cinema takes you on a 3D journey through an eerie haunted house with bone-rattling and spine-tingling special effects. Seats need to be booked on arrival, starting after 5.00pm. No extra charge PLUS.........MINIATURE HALLOWEEN CHARACTERS Take over this land of little people - who, or what, will you see! Hunt for 'Thing' from the Addams Family - there are 6 hidden in the gardens

Thu
Oct 26

Coleton Fishacre - Countryside Walks


Location: Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 13:00 The ranger team will be leading monthly countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pucombe Cove, along the South West Coast Path to Ivy Cove, and back to Coleton Fishacre via Coleton Camp. On the way they'll be talking about the wildlife that thrives on this stretch of coast, and the work that the National Trust does to care for it.

Thu
Oct 26

Lectures at Torquay Museum


Location: Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 1HG

The lectures are free to Torquay Museum Society members, or a donation of £5.00 for non-members.

Thu
Oct 26

Coleton Fishacre - Countryside Walks


Location: Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 13:00 The ranger team will be leading monthly countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pucombe Cove, along the South West Coast Path to Ivy Cove, and back to Coleton Fishacre via Coleton Camp. On the way they'll be talking about the wildlife that thrives on this stretch of coast, and the work that the National Trust does to care for it.

Fri
Oct 27

Walk With a Ranger - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Why not join the countryside rangers for a walk through the garden to see the Autumn woodland colours? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:30 - 12:15 On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place.

Fri
Oct 27

Walk With a Ranger - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Why not join the countryside rangers for a walk through the garden to see the Autumn woodland colours? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:30 - 12:15 On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place.

Sat
Oct 28

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devises he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp. The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit www.lipservicetheatre.co.uk “An absolute joy from start to finish” North West End “Scatty, warm, auditorium enveloping stage personalities” Manchester Theatre Awards “On leaving the venue you feel a hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy” Yorkshire Post

Sat
Oct 28

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sat
Oct 28

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devises he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp. The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit www.lipservicetheatre.co.uk “An absolute joy from start to finish” North West End “Scatty, warm, auditorium enveloping stage personalities” Manchester Theatre Awards “On leaving the venue you feel a hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy” Yorkshire Post

Sat
Oct 28

Halloween Ghost Tour

From: 18:00
Location: Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves Cavern House Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Halloween Ghost Show. Do something different this Halloween and join a Kents Cavern Ghost Show, it's not for the fainthearted.... Journey around these ancient caves following your storyteller as they unearth local folklore about ghostly experiences in South Devon. With dim lighting and candles you never know who may appear from the dark! You will walk the entire underground cave system but whether you'll have your eyes open is another matter...the show is intended to be scary and is not recommended for the fainthearted!

Sat
Oct 28

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only). Antiques and Collectable Fair (5 Aug 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (9 Sep 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (28 Oct 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (2 Dec 2017) * 9 am to 2.30 pm - Admission FREE to Public

Sun
Oct 29

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 07:00
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Sun
Oct 29

Food and Craft Market

From: 10:00 To: 16:00
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Lane Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique, handmade crafts and fresh locally farmed produce.

Sun
Oct 29

An Evening With Charlie Landsborough


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his regular supporters will tell you, country music actually only accounts for a very small part of his concert repertoire and music catalogue in general. It is of course understandable that Charlie has been labelled as a country singer, as he has won just about every award possible in the UK country scene. A list of awards too numerous to mention in full, he has won Best Songwriter, Best Song, Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and International Country Album of the year. He has also received a nomination as Best Global Country Artist in the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Many of his albums have topped the country charts as well as getting into the British pop charts. His talent and ability received the ultimate recognition when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011 - “for promoting and for services to the advancement of Country Music in Great Britain and in recognition of outstanding contributions, leadership and service to the British Country Music industry”. This is a wonderful achievement for any artist and it’s one Charlie is very proud of. Unfortunately, this success in country music has in some ways labelled him and detracted from the true recognition he deserves in other categories of music. Regardless of this label we actually find that when people who are not country fans are introduced to his music they love his work. Charlie is a performer who is difficult to categorise, as he covers many areas of the musical landscape from beautiful ballads, to folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthem. If you go into a music shop you may find Charlie’s music in the Country or the Easy Listening section, but this belies the nature of a man who is uncomfortable with labels, a man that embraces varied musical forms. Anyone who has listened to Charlie’s music would agree that he shows a depth of compassion and understanding which seems almost incongruous to his simplistic yet captivating style. Charlie is a true and immensely talented star, he is a well proven writer of fabulous songs, and is well known and well loved for his wonderful voice, but it is in his ability to tell a fine tale that we find a hidden gem. It is with this talent for spinning the yarn that we see him venturing into the realm of comedy, offering a fine compliment to the music and giving the concerts a real sense of intimacy. Indeed one of Charlie’s main attributes is that to this day, in-spite of all of his fame and achievements, he remains the same warm, humble, likable, down to earth, compassionate person. We are sure you will have a very memorable evening, as he has achieved a winning formula which has made an impact on so many professionals and fans alike. Every time Charlie tours we get inundated with comments from theatre staff and attendees stating how they have enjoyed his concerts.

Tue
Oct 31

Children's Halloween Party - Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Children's Halloween Party Due to the popularity of this event, booking is essential. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01803 206 333.

Tue
Oct 31

Halloween Ghost Tour

From: 18:00
Location: Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves Cavern House Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Halloween Ghost Show. Do something different this Halloween and join a Kents Cavern Ghost Show, it's not for the fainthearted.... Journey around these ancient caves following your storyteller as they unearth local folklore about ghostly experiences in South Devon. With dim lighting and candles you never know who may appear from the dark! You will walk the entire underground cave system but whether you'll have your eyes open is another matter...the show is intended to be scary and is not recommended for the fainthearted! Ticket Information Book online at www.kents-cavern.co.uk Adult - £10 Child (8-15) - £10 Not suitable for children under the age of 8.

November 2017


Wed
Nov 01

The Illegal Eagles


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including hits Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane and many more! “The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally” – The Express

Thu
Nov 02

Firework Displays November 2017


Location: convenient for the English Riviera Devon TQ2 5JG

Fireworks Displays within driving distance of the English Riviera 2nd November Bonfire and Fireworks Display - from 6.30 pm, fireworks 7.45 pm. Galmpton Touring Park, Galmpton - 07879 442416 or email partridge1972@hotmail.co.uk for further information.

Thu
Nov 02

All or Nothing

To: 04/11/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

All or Nothing Written by Carol Harrison and directed by Tony McHale In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a ‘FACE’. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues. This ‘Mod’ Musical is a trans-generational musical experience celebrating the unique sound of the iconic Mod band, The Small Faces. Featuring the music of the Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee, Itchycoo Park and of course All Or Nothing, PREVIOUS TOUR REVIEWS: 'Funny fiery and brave… you’ll have a rocking night out' The Daily Star Sunday, 'I know the band would be so proud of this show' Mollie Marriott 'Great music and fantastic energy of a wonderful cast' PP Arnold 'The group capture that unmistakable mix of anger and arrogance that defined the Mod sound.' The Stage

Fri
Nov 03

Bublés and Diamonds


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The sounds of Neil Diamond and Michael Bublé on our stage! What’s not to like?

Fri
Nov 03

Bublés and Diamonds


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The sounds of Neil Diamond and Michael Bublé on our stage! What’s not to like?

Sat
Nov 04

9th Black Tie Charity Ball 2017

From: 01:00
Location: The Palace Hotel Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3TG

FURTHER INFORMATION ALL MONEY RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE CHARITIES…….. The Event: Wood's Estate Agents Black Tie Charity Ball along with our annual Golf Tournament and Pamper Day Charities: Rowcroft Hospice, JDRF Type 1 Diabetes and The British Legion The Aim: To raise much needed funds for these worthwhile charities. Date: Saturday 4th November 2017 Location: The Palace Hotel, Torquay, Devon Guests Anticipated: 300 + A little bit of what you can expect on the night: Casino Tables, Photo Booth, 3 Course Meal, Pic N Mix, Fantastic Lighting & Decorations, Entertainment: Live Music, Singer, Magic, Auction, Draw, Raffle and much more!! Tickets Cost: £48.50 per person How can you help? Could you donate an auction/drawer prize or possibly Table Favors? Are you able to display our posters/fliers? Sponsorship is always very important to make the night what it is. Most Importantly - We would love you to come along on the night – why not book a table and bring some clients for a really exciting a classy evening?! You can also find us on: Facebook or www.woodscharityball.co.uk The Charities being supported! The Bristish Legion: The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families. The Royal British Legion 2015. (Registered Charity Number: 219279) Rowcroft Hospice: They are committed. Committed to helping our patients make the most of every moment. Committed to providing comfort, support and specialist care to over 2,200 patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year, and determined to continue raising the money that funds our work as an independent charity. Rowcroft Hospice (Registered Charity Number: 282723) JDRF: Whether you've just been diagnosed or you or your loved one have been living with type 1 diabetes for a while, we're here to give you the information and support you need to effectively manage and live with the condition, without changing your lifestyle. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Ltd (JDRF) is a charity registered in England and Wales (Register Charity Number: 295716)

Mon
Nov 06

Macbeth Underground

From: 19:00 To: 18/11/17
Location: Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves Cavern House Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Shakespeare Underground. Butterfly Theatre are back! This year experience Shakespeare's sinister tragedy Macbeth, in the underground world of Kents Cavern. A thrilling hour long, underground production of Shakespeare's Macbeth in the extraordinary setting of Kents Cavern. Witches haunt the ancient rocks; evil lurks in the shadows and seduce a king in his lust for power. The audience enters the belly of the earth for a truly unique, up close experience of one of Shakespeare's most powerful plays. Ticket Information Book online at www.kents-cavern.co.uk Adult - £16 Child (8-15) - £16 Not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Tue
Nov 07

Joe Brown


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Joe will be on stage all evening, and the musical styles incorporated into this new show are as unique as the man himself. This time he brings with him special guest Henry Gross. Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

Wed
Nov 08

Midge Ure, The Christians, Altered Images


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Midge Ure with his Band Electronica, The Christians and Altered Images featuring Clare Grogan, three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits, plus over 30 years perfecting their craft, performing to audiences at sold out stadiums, intimate unplugged sets and everything in between, this authentic 80s triple-header is not to be missed. Absolute hits that made the decade.

Wed
Nov 08

Brixham Town Band

From: 19:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Thu
Nov 09

Harry and Chris


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

After last year’s sell-out run of their debut show in Edinburgh, Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery to venues nationwide! Ranging from pandas in crisis to Robot Wars, they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever. ‘A combination of catchy hooks and breath-taking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Harry Baker – ‘Blistering wordplay’ ***** ThreeWeeks Chris Read – ‘Brilliant’ Evening Standard

Fri
Nov 10

That'll Be The Day

To: 14/11/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

Sat
Nov 11

Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend of the rich and famous with little or no understanding of or care for the ordinary citizen. But since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. An historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story and then feel free to question him about it.

Sun
Nov 12

Under One Roof Two - Homeless Musical


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Under One Roof Two - Homeless Musical (awaiting further details).

Sun
Nov 12

Brixham Town Band

From: 10:30
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Mon
Nov 13

The Simon and Garfunkel Story


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50 Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! 'Fantastic' Elaine Paige - BBC Radio 2. 'Authentic and exciting' The Stage

Mon
Nov 13

Last of The Red Hot Lovers

From: 19:30 To: 18/11/17
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Last of The Red Hot Lovers - 13 November to 18 November (performances 7.30pm - 18 November 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Neil Simon, Directed by Martin Waddington (A TOADS season production) Barney Cashman is a middle aged man who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late, but has no experience in seduction or adultery. Three very different women come into his life, all of whom he tries to seduce, with hilarious results.

Tue
Nov 14

That'll Be The Day


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

Wed
Nov 15

Vienna Festival Ballet's Sleeping Beauty


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Vienna Festival Ballet returns to town with their traditional, enchanting production of The Sleeping Beauty. A classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil. Incensed at being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse lays a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day pierce her finger - and die. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep. A century later, Prince Florimund is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy, overcoming the obstacles created by Carabosse, and awakening the sleeping princess with a kiss. It is love at first sight, the palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attends the royal wedding. A gorgeous Tchaikovsky score, classic Petipa choreography, an enchanting fairytale. 'An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking.' Ents24.com

Thu
Nov 16

TJ Higgs – The Medium


Location: Babbacombe Theatre Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3LU

With her natural, contemporary and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as one of the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally. As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor, TJ has starred in 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes for Zone Reality, which she filmed at the same time as investigating murders and missing people cases for CBS Reality Television. TJ made her first visit to the Babbacombe Theatre in 2016 and with the evening being such a success is delighted to be able to return this season. Hear a short Q&A with TJ on this link To read more details about TJ Higgs please refer to her website http://www.tjhiggs.com Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only.

Thu
Nov 16

Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand. Featuring original Elvis band members ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ who performed with the King as his backing vocalists on over one thousand shows from 1969 to 1977. The incredible Shawn Klush first exploded onto the UK scene when 6 million viewers tuned in to see him crowned ‘The World's Greatest Elvis' live on BBC One. Soon after, Shawn was also crowned the first ever ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion' in Memphis, Tennessee. On the back of his success, Shawn embarked on an unprecedented world tour, performing to thousands of fans in theatres and arenas across the USA, South America, Europe and Australia. Don't miss Shawn Klush on the UK leg of his 2017 World Tour... It simply doesn't get any closer than this! Featuring original Elvis band members, orchestra and world leading Elvis tribute support.

Fri
Nov 17

The Singular Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The Singular Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes (awaiting further details)

Fri
Nov 17

Murder Mystery Dinner - Orestone Manor


Location: Orestone Manor Rock House Lane Maidencombe Torquay Devon TQ1 4SX

More of our of our famous Murder Mystery Nights. This is your chance to test your ability as a super sleuth and see if you can unmask a killer in your midst! The evening starts quietly enough but, as your excellent three course dinner is served, a story unfolds before you. The people you meet may not be as they seem and may not be telling you the truth. Tensions and arguments soon surface eventually resulting in murder! An investigation begins where you can play a key part in assessing the facts and questioning the suspects. All the clues will be there to lead to the correct conclusion, but will they be correctly deduced? The investigator, with your help, must get to the truth before the night is out! Just £45 per person including a fabulous three course dinner and the evenings entertainment.

Fri
Nov 17

The Singular Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

The Singular Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes (awaiting further details)

Sat
Nov 18

Genesis Connected


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Genesis Connected is a UK tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to Chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70’s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Slegdehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. . . The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Sat
Nov 18

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band - Red E 2 Rock Tour


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas. Recently inducted into " The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame " in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. This is a Rock Packed evening you won't want to miss. Featuring Roy with his Big Rock & Roll Band, performing classic hits California Man, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Blackberry Way, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, and many more. Roy and his band have been playing sell out venues around the country, in what has become an annual British Christmas tradition, and promises to be a great rockin’ evening.

Sat
Nov 18

Genesis Connected


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Genesis Connected is a UK tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to Chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70’s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Slegdehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. . . The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Sat
Nov 18

Winter Wonderland Grotto

To: 24/12/17
Location: Gallery Level Fleet Walk Shopping Centre Torquay Devon TQ2 5EA

Winter Wonderland Grotto ROTARY’S grotto welcomes visitors of all ages to Fleet Walk Shopping Centre for a spectacular sparkling festive wonderland. Experience this amazing display which every year welcomes thousands of visitors through its door and equally raises thousands of pounds for local Rotary charities. The grotto is run entirely by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, Tormohun. Please don’t miss Torquay’s traditional festive attraction, delighting generations of families year after year!

Sat
Nov 18

Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession


Location: Torquay Devon TQ1 1DR

Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession Plus opening of the Fleet Walk Grotto at 11.30 am

Sun
Nov 19

Music Hall and Memories


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Music Hall and Memories - 19 November (performance 7.30pm) Presented by The Old Bull & Bush Company Artistes The popular South West Company return with a new programme of musical favourites and very old jokes to delight you all. (In aid of Little Theatre funds - with a bucket collection for Rowcroft Hospice.)

Sun
Nov 19

John Mayall in Concert


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". Regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers, launched the careers of many true legends including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. 64 albums later and John’s captivating and authentic sound is still as vital today is it ever was. Special guest and long term collaborator, Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington makes a welcome return to the UK with The Buddy Whittington Band. After joining The Bluesbrakers in 1993, he energized the band with his unique and fiery live style. Buddy made his recording debut on the Spinning Coin album and proved to be more than equal to following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors.

Sun
Nov 19

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Wed
Nov 22

Nina Conti In Your Face


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Nina Conti: In Your Face Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back. British Comedy Award Winner Nina Conti improvises unforgettable puppetry using live audience members in cartoonish masks, with the help if her simian sidekick Monkey. She’s stormed Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film all without moving her lips, but this smash hit sell-out show is something to shout about. ★★★★ 'Gut-Bustingly Funny’ Telegraph ★★★★ ‘You will see nothing like it onstage’ Evening Standard

Thu
Nov 23

The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show 2017


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde’s 60th anniversary in the business and together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, he join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark, teen idols of their day, show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today. Includes hits such as A Teenager In Love, Rubber Ball, Donna, I Don’t Know Why, Well I Ask You, Don’t You Think It’s Time, The Sunshine of Your Smile, Venus In Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl, and many, many more

Fri
Nov 24

Van Morrison


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The Belfast-born legend is one of the most revered and decorated musicians of recent times. He was knighted last year, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won six Grammys, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution and the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. Born in 1945 as George Ivan Morrison, Sir Van was inspired by musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly. He was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964. Them established Morrison as a major force in the British R&B scene. His matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much-covered Gloria and Here Comes The Night. After working with Them’s New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit Brown Eyed Girl, released in 1967, Morrison moved to another realm. The breadth and reach of his collaboration work continued in 2015 with the release of his album Duets: Re-working The Catalogue. Featuring singers as influential and diverse as Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Mavis Staples and Michael Bublé, the album re-works songs handpicked from Morrison’s catalogue of over 360 tracks across his career.

Sat
Nov 25

Brixham Christmas Market


Location: Scala Hall Market Street Brixham Devon TQ5 8TA

Brixham Christmas Market will once again take place in the Scala Hall

Sun
Nov 26

Milton Jones is Out There


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can! 'Pun-derful Jones leaces the audience gagging for more'★★★★★Metro 'Jones's one-liners reach a new height'★★★★Time Out 'Beautiful one liners so skillfully sculpted, you don't know whether to laugh or put them on your mantlepeice''Be★★★★Guardian 'Absurdist one-line masterpieces'The Times 'The best one-liner merchant in British comedy' Chortle

Sun
Nov 26

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Wed
Nov 29

Theft

To: 02/12/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Theft by Eric Chappell imagine returning from a night out to find your house has been burgled, whats more the burglar is still in the house and convincing you that he is the police. W.hen that fails it turns out that he knows far more about you than is comfortable. His name is Spriggs and Spriggs succeeds in Eric Chappell’s comedy thriller to disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formally strong friendship. theft is a tongue in cheek delight packed with one liners and many true comments on life and love.

Wed
Nov 29

Theft

To: 02/12/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Theft by Eric Chappell imagine returning from a night out to find your house has been burgled, whats more the burglar is still in the house and convincing you that he is the police. W.hen that fails it turns out that he knows far more about you than is comfortable. His name is Spriggs and Spriggs succeeds in Eric Chappell’s comedy thriller to disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formally strong friendship. theft is a tongue in cheek delight packed with one liners and many true comments on life and love.

December 2017


Fri
Dec 01

Christmas Parties at Revolution Torquay

To: 24/12/17
Location:

Enjoy Christmas in style at Revolution Torquay. Perfect for an xmas meet up with friends or a full-on work Christmas party with all the trimmings. Christmas packages available include 3 Course Dining from £17.95pp, Christmas Buffet from £14.95pp and Bar Snacks from £10.00pp. Contact our Events Team to book your Christmas parties and nights out now! Ticket Information 3 Course Dining from £17.95pp, Christmas Buffet from £14.95pp and Bar Snacks from £10.00pp

Fri
Dec 01

Victorian Christmas - Bygones

To: 23/12/17
Location: Bygones Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free!

Fri
Dec 01

Victorian Christmas - Bygones

To: 31/12/17
Location: Bygones Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free!

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Buckingham Dance Studio presents Alice's Adventures / George Michael Tribute


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Buckingham Dance Studio presents Alice's Adventures / George Michael Tribute (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 09:00 To: 14:30
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).

Sat
Dec 02

The Rainbow Ball


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Torquay's most outrageous night of the year is back! Times Doors open at 7 pm Carriages at 2 am Programme for the Night Meet & Greet Reception 3 Course Dinner The Globe Girls Charity Auction and Raffle Men Behaving Badly Trixie Tassels Disco - Vinyl AvengersCharities The Elton John Aids Foundation funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain - whether physical, emotional or financial - of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind. The Elton John Aids Foundation spends 94p from every pound raised to fund projects. X-Plore Youth Group is a Devon based charity which aims to provide a safe space for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (including those who are unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity) to meet others of a similar age. Using a full volunteer staff, X-Plore spends 100% of the money raised on its youth activities. With groups currently in Exeter and Bideford, we hope the Rainbow Ball can help establish a new group in Torbay. The rainbow ball returns in memory of Dr David Sinclair, HIV Consultant at Torbay Hospital 20th March 1958 - 15th May 2016 For more information please contact the Rainbow Ball team

Sat
Dec 02

Westcountry Equine Fair - Westpoint

To: 03/12/17
Location: Westpoint Arena Clyst St Mary Exeter Devon EX5 1DJ

Join us at this award-winning event and experience the dedicated equestrian event at the heart of the Westcountry. Excellent displays, master classes and competitions in the indoor arena. An fantastic equine event for the West of EnglandOver 200 companies in the equestrian shopping village offering choice, quality and great show offersNew product discoveriesA great social event: come and join the west country’s equine community – meet up with friends and family at this equine extravaganza For discounted tickets and to secure your place at this years exciting event call the box office on 01749 813899

Sat
Dec 02

The Mistletoe Ball


Location: Grand Hotel Sea Front Torquay Devon TQ2 6NT

Kick start the festive season and join us for our annual Christmas black tie dinner and dance. Add to your calendars Google CalendarOutlook CalendariPhone / iPad This Mistletoe Ball is kindly sponsored by Sparkworld. Kick start the festive season and join us for our annual Christmas black tie dinner and dance. This takes place at the Grand Hotel in Torquay on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Enjoy a champagne reception and a beautiful a four course dinner. Following dinner there will be a charity auction and then you can dance the night away with our fabulous live band Filthy Gorgeous and your compere for the evening will be the hilarious Steve Laister. Arrival: 7.00 pm Carriages: 1.00 am Ticket price: TBC Special overnight accommodation rates available for this event. For further information please phone Jenny on 01803 697509 or email jenny.paton@paigntonzoo.org.uk

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch Christmas Party Night (2 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (8 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (9 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (15 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (16 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (22 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 02

Explosive Light Orchestra in concert


Location: Brixham Theatre New Road Brixham Devon TQ5 8LX

Explosivene Light Orchestra in concert An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe, showcasing the song writing and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. A full 8-piece outfit, including the famous string section, gives fresh life to ELO classics including ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Livin’ Thing’, ‘Wild West Hero’, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘Sweet Talkin’ Woman’, ‘Turn to Stone’, ‘Hold on Tight’ and many, many more. Robin Myles-Lead Vocals & Guitars Jason Ball-Backing Vocals & Guitars Aidan Thorne-Backing Vocals & Guitars Dave Purkiss-Backing Vocals & Guitars Sarah Fowler-Backing Vocals & Keyboards String Players (The pool of talent-2 Cellos 1 violin per show): Melanie Sadie-Cello Jimmy Otley-Cello Abi Blackman-Cello Xenia Porteous-Violin Konstantinos Zikos-Violin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_O5tFZ4X7k Promo vid 2 (blue sky) https://youtu.be/VU5uwUC6eSs A night not to be missed! www.elotributeband.com

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details) Christmas at Cockington (2 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (9 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (23 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre

To: 22/12/17
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Brixham Town Band

From: 11:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 02

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only). Antiques and Collectable Fair (5 Aug 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (9 Sep 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (28 Oct 2017) Antiques and Collectable Fair (2 Dec 2017) * 9 am to 2.30 pm - Admission FREE to Public

Sun
Dec 03

Royal Marines Christmas Concert


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Royal Marines Christmas Concert (awaiting further details)

Sun
Dec 03

All Things Vintage and Festive Show


Location: The Imperial Hotel, Torquay Parkhill Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2DG

All Things Festive & Lovely Show – TorquaySunday 3rd December 10:00 – 15:30, The Imperial Hotel, Torquay The birthplace of Miss Ivy Events, The Imperial Hotel holds a special place in the Miss Ivy team’s heart. Six years on from our first event there, we’ll be bringing you over 45 stalls selling unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones, live entertainment from The Rock Choir, festive themed workshops, and other entertainment. Entry £2 Under 12’s FREE

Sun
Dec 03

Christmas at Kents Cavern 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Kents Cavern Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure - more than just a Grotto! Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you book online in advance. Come along, find out and get caught up in the magic as another exciting Christmas adventure ensues full of; Christmas spirit, fun and laughter for all the family. A truly wonderful experience that brings out the child in everyone and puts the joy and wonder back into Christmas! Join in, in this hour long Panto sytle adventure around the caves, with some of the best Christmas characters. Your ticket includes; an hour long promenade performance, a personal visit with Santa, fantastic Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies -what more could you ask for!? Each child (2-12) meets Santa and receives a wrapped quality present.

Thu
Dec 07

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre

To: 13/12/17
Location: Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth Devon TQ6 0EQ

You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book and delicious canapés.

Thu
Dec 07

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre

To: 13/12/17
Location: Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth Devon TQ6 0EQ

You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book and delicious canapés.

Fri
Dec 08

Aladdin

To: 31/12/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a whole new world, a magical place of mystery and enchantment, where the carpets fly, genies live in lamps and love conquers all! Aladdin is the big fun pantomime not to be missed at The Princess Theatre, Torquay this Christmas! Aladdin is the poor son of a laundry owner he falls in love with the Princess and is eager to prove himself worthy to marry her. He discovers a rusty old lamp and becomes master of a powerful Genie. Get ready to boo the wicked Sorcerer as he plans to rob Aladdin of his lamp. This wonderful Christmas tradition presented by New Pantomime Productions, with lavish sets and stunning costumes it is full of Eastern Promise and sure to set your festive spirits soaring! Casting To Be Confirmed

Sat
Dec 09

Festive Weekend - Living Coasts

To: 10/12/17
Location: Living Coasts Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Join Living Coasts for a weekend full of festivities. Ticket Information £5.00 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard Living Coasts admission.

Sat
Dec 09

Brixham Town Band

From: 11:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Sun
Dec 10

Santa’s Christmas Wish


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

“Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea…Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself! www.santashows.co.uk

Sun
Dec 10

English Riviera Choir Performance - Greenway House


Location: Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Visitors will be invited to an outdoor singsong with our own National Trust English Riviera choir. Volunteers from the local National Trust places have been rehearsing for this performance, and hope that you will join them for a festive sing-along. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)

Sun
Dec 10

Santa’s Christmas Wish


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

“Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea…Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself! www.santashows.co.uk

Sun
Dec 10

Car Boot Sales 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

CAR BOOT SALES - 2017 Gates open 7 am No traders Cars £8 Car & Trailer £12 Vans £12 Buyer/Spectator FREE Car Boot Sale (13 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (27 Aug 2017) Car Boot Sale (24 Sep 2017) Car Boot Sale (15 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (29 Oct 2017) Car Boot Sale (19 Nov 2017) Car Boot Sale (10 Dec 2017) * Gates open 7 am

Mon
Dec 11

Little Women

To: 16/12/17
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Little Women - 11 December to 16 December (performances 7.30pm - 16 December 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Peter Clapham, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Directed by Jill Farrant (A TOADS season production) This timeless classic tells the story of the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.

Tue
Dec 12

Brixham Town Band

From: 19:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Wed
Dec 13

Carols In The Caves - Kents Cavern


Location: Kents Cavern Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Carols by candlelight in the unique underground world of Kents Cavern... Join "Yours in Harmony" in the labyrinth of amazing caverns and listen to carols and showcase shows underground. This unique festival experience takes place over two hours. Start seated and hear the amazing acoustics and then take a walk around the caves, singing carols by candlelight and finish with mulled wine/hot chocolate & festive treats in the Great Chamber!

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas at Paignton Zoo

To: 24/12/17
Location: Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo this Christmas. More details to come! Ticket Information £8.50 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard zoo admission.

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas at Paignton Zoo

To: 24/12/17
Location: Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo this Christmas. More details to come! Ticket Information £8.50 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard zoo admission.

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas at the Model Village

To: 01/01/18
Location: Babbacombe Model Village Hampton Avenue Torquay Devon TQ1 3LA

Christmas at the Model Village December 16th 2017 to January 1st 2018 Open 10.30am to last entry 4.00pm FULL DETAILS NEARER THE TIME

Sat
Dec 16

Brixham Town Band

From: 11:00 To: 19:30
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Sun
Dec 17

Carols in the Courtyard - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

What better way is there to get into the festive spirit than a good sing-along? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)

Mon
Dec 18

A Celebration of Christmas in Words & Music


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

A Celebration of Christmas in Words & Music - 18 December (performance 7.30pm) By Words 4 Voices (Ruth Bettesworth, Richard Clark, Sarah Scoble, Leon Winston with musicians) An entertaining evening of delightful words and music including some of the well loved poems, readings and carols capturing the moods, feelings and

Thu
Dec 21

Cinderella

To: 03/01/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Cinderella runs from the 21st December until 3rd Jan 2018 1pm 2.30pm 5pm 7.30pm Thursday 21st Show Friday 22nd Show Saturday 23rd Show Show Tuesday 26th Show Wednesday 27th Show Friday 29th Show Saturday 30th Show Show Sunday 31st Show Monday 1st Show Tuesday 2nd Show Wednesday 3rd Show. Cinderella (21 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017) Cinderella (26 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017) Cinderella (29 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017) Cinderella (1 Jan 2018 - 3 Jan 2018) * Performance times vary

Thu
Dec 21

Cinderella

To: 03/01/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Cinderella runs from the 21st December until 3rd Jan 2018 1pm 2.30pm 5pm 7.30pm Thursday 21st Show Friday 22nd Show Saturday 23rd Show Show Tuesday 26th Show Wednesday 27th Show Friday 29th Show Saturday 30th Show Show Sunday 31st Show Monday 1st Show Tuesday 2nd Show Wednesday 3rd Show

Sun
Dec 24

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Tue
Dec 26

Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea


Location: Paignton Sands Esplanade Road Paignton Devon TQ4 6BW

Our Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea" started 26th December, 1976 and from what was a "one-off" it has been a major Christmas Holiday attraction ever since. Numerous charities benefit from the events and only once have we had to cancel due to weather warnings and concerns from the Coastguards. The Walk in the sea starts at 12.00 lunchtime, with judging of the fancy-dress 15 minutes before the walk in the sea. Cost of registration is £5.00 for under 18, and £10.00 per adult, which helps cover the cost of the event. People are also encouraged to raise sponsorship for their own nominated charity, and Paignton Lions, who use money raised to support local people in Paignton. Please contact Suzanne Davies 01803 606966 or Malcolm Stone 01803 554864 for further information

Tue
Dec 26

Shaldon Boxing Day Three-Legged Fancy Dress Race


Location: The Ness Shaldon Devon TQ14 0HP

The Annual Shaldon 3 legged race takes place on Boxing day around the village of Shaldon visiting all the drinking establishments in the village. Dress up and take part or just come along and watch the antics as entrants race around the village pubs enjoying a quick 'pit-stop' at each for swift half pint (soft drinks for kids!). A hilarious day of fancy dress and fun for all the family to enjoy!! The colourful costumes and festive spirit ensure the Shaldon Boxing Day Fancy Dress 3-Legged Race is a firmly established event in our community calendar. Registration forms are available on the day or can be downloaded from their website.

Tue
Dec 26

Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea


Location: Paignton Sands Esplanade Road Paignton Devon TQ4 6BW

Our Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea" started 26th December, 1976 and from what was a "one-off" it has been a major Christmas Holiday attraction ever since. Numerous charities benefit from the events and only once have we had to cancel due to weather warnings and concerns from the Coastguards. The Walk in the sea starts at 12.00 lunchtime, with judging of the fancy-dress 15 minutes before the walk in the sea. Cost of registration is £5.00 for under 18, and £10.00 per adult, which helps cover the cost of the event. People are also encouraged to raise sponsorship for their own nominated charity, and Paignton Lions, who use money raised to support local people in Paignton. Please contact Suzanne Davies 01803 606966 or Malcolm Stone 01803 554864 for further information

Tue
Dec 26

Boxing Day Dip


Location: Corbyn Head Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 6RH

The Boxing Day Dip is an annual event organized by No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps and is enjoyed by both members and the general public in aid of raising funds for the unit as well as an additional chosen charity. The Dip will take place from Corbyn Head Beach, Torquay (opposite the Grand Hotel) on 26th December 2017, time TBC. Tasteful fancy dress is encouraged and changing facilities will be kindly provided for participants in the Grand Hotel after the event. There is no cost to get involved as either a participant or just to come along to support your local Air Cadet unit. If you would like to join in a Sponsorship form can be downloaded from the Squadron Website resources section. The Air Training Corps is open to young people aged 12 (Year 8) to 17 who are interested in a challenge including such activities as flying, gliding, target shooting, sports, music or adventure training. 200 (Torquay) Squadron meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Please visit our website at www.200sqn.co.uk to find out when the next induction dates are being held.

January 2018


Sun
Jan 14

Circus of Horrors


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! Celebrity Quotes:- ‘I loved it ‘. Simon Cowell. ‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’. David Hasselhoff. ‘That was incredible’ Ant or Dec (never know which ones which). ‘Totally Unbelievable’ Scott Mills, Radio 1 ‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton. Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding 10 nights at London's O2. This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years. The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream. Its’ TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show & A Royal Command Performance. The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters and many more.Performance. ‘I loved it‘ Simon Cowell. ‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’ David Hasselhoff ‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton ‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ The Daily Mail. ‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ The Times Age advisory 16+. The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.

Sun
Jan 28

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

November 2018


Sat
Nov 24

Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations


Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8TA

Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade. Lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets Brixham Town Council on 01803 859678 info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk www.brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk