This summer is absolutely chocca with fantastic events for you and the family to get involved in. Take a look at what you can get up to this month in Devon.
Devon Fire & Spice Festival, Powderham Castle, Saturday 18th of August to Sunday 19th of August, 10am-5pm
Set at the stunning Powderham Castle just south of Exeter, this fiery festival combines a hot chilli festival with barbecue demonstrations and competitions, plus a chilli cook-off competition, great music, hot spicy food and non-hot stuff too such as charcuterie, artisan breads, local cheeses, jams, sauces and spice kits.
Add to this beers and cider, a chilli-eating competition, bouncy castles, talks and cooking demonstrations, great people, good times.
Cathedral Bake Off, Exeter Cathedral, Tuesday 28th of August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Today’s baking is for those looking for a challenge. In true Bake Off style, today’s session sees you and your partner work your way through a blind challenge recipe. Once the bakes are completed, you will present them for judging. We get to taste the bakes and take the rest home for scoffing!
A Sardinian Feast, The Riverford Field Kitchen, Friday 31st August 7pm-10pm
Join us for a one-off Sardinian inspired feast with guest chef & author Letitia Clark. Using produce straight from the Riverford farm and pasta, olive oil and cheeses from Italy, you will enjoy a wonderful summer feast of Italian influenced dishes with veg at the heart of every plate. A wonderful set menu to share with friends and family – the Italian way.
In between professional kitchens, Letitia has cooked on a goat farm in Israel, hosted pop-ups and had a stall selling her food at Druid Street Market in London. Letitia currently lives in Sardinia and her food is a wonderful reflection of her English heritage with a Sardinian twist.
Handbagged by Moira Buffini, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road, Sidmouth, all throughout August, 7:30pm-9:30pm
A commemorative show to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. A show filled with songs, dancing, poems and reflection. Join this fantastic cast as they take you for a right royal knees up, whilst remembering the sacrifices made to win the war.
With songs such as ‘pack up your troubles’, ‘for me and my gal’ and ‘boiled beef and carrots’, you’ll be tapping your feet to victory.
Lest We Forget, Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Thursday 2nd of August to Friday 3rd of August, 8pm-10pm
The myths and legends of ancient Greece have been passed down through the generations, entrancing and fascinating people for thousands of years… Now join Craig Johnson from Squashbox Theatre as he explores these legends of old, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy. Meet the brave heroes and immortal gods of ancient Greece, such as Theseus, Perseus, Zeus, Apollo and Aphrodite!
Alfie’s Night Out, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, all throughout August
Children’s book illustrator Victoria Byron has created a new book especially for RAMM’s 150th anniversary. Alfie is a sparrow who sits amongst the other birds in the gallery. One night, when the visitors have all left, something magical happens: the museum comes alive and Alfie goes exploring.
Victoria has created colourful illustrations of some of the museum’s well known objects, as well as a few that aren’t always spotted by visitors. The book takes children on a wonderful tour of RAMM.
Gordon’s Jazz Club, Magelake Pavilion, Bridge Street, Uffculme, Wednesday 15th August, 7pm-10pm
If you enjoy Traditional Jazz come along and join us on August 15th at Magelake Pavilion, (EX15 3DP) and celebrate Wednesday! Check out the line-up for this month – they’ll be providing our music, so a night not to be missed! 7.30 start, doors open at 7pm. £7 entrance – easy parking, bar and fantastic music – the perfect night out.
Rock and Roll Revolution featuring the Bluejays, Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, 25th August 7.30pm-10pm
The Bluejays, winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Entertainment, are your hosts for an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world – the 1950s. Formed in 2013, after years of performing together in West End rock ‘n’ roll theatre shows such as ‘Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story’, ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and ‘Dreamboats & Petticoats, The Bluejays took to the road creating one of the UK’s finest vintage rock ‘n’ roll experiences.
The Exe Soul Boat Cruise, Exmouth Marina, Exmouth, August 26th 7pm-11pm
Four DJs present quality soul weekender anthems for your dancing pleasure, this boat will rock! This is an exclusive chance to dance to the soul you love aboard the Pride Of Exmouth, the largest vessel in the fleet. Licensed Bar Onboard.