With Christmas well and truly out of the way, it’s time to see what 2018 will bring. Check out what you can get up to in January in Devon, from food-related events to family activities.
Cullompton Farmers’ Market, Saturday 13th of January
Cullompton Farmers’ Market on Saturday January 13th from 9.30-12.30. They have a good offering from gourmet mushrooms, Italian deli, Alpaca and goat products to the more usual commodities and artisan producers, under cover with a warm welcome!
Wassail cooking with cider day, Exeter Cookery School, Sunday 21st of January
Cooking with cider is a Devon tradition as old as its orchards. In January, Exeter Cookery School will celebrate the ancient cider-based custom of wassailing, with a course of techniques and recipes based on the county’s traditional tipple. The full-day course, which will include a guide to making, selecting, enjoying and using cider, will take place on Sunday 21 January, 2018 from 9.30-4.30.
Take a Look- Touch and See!, RAM Museum, every Friday in January
Join the Carousel Project for a fun Friday morning of creativity and play that stimulates the senses and ignites the imagination. Show them what you would put in your collection if you were in charge of the museum.
The Wind in the Willows, Torquay Museum, Tuesday 16th of January
Be transported to the beautiful countryside to follow the grand adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. There’s never a dull moment for the inhabitants of the Riverbank, be it messing about in motorcars, the open road, train chases, mischievous weasels or simply splashing about in boats on the river – and of course there’s always time for a picnic!
Rapunzel, Dunsford Village Hall, Saturday 13th of January
Dunsford Amateur Dramatics society presents the magical tale of Rapunzel. 13th – 20th January, tickets are just £5 and £6. People come from all over Devon, so don’t miss out, call 01647 25294 to book tickets.
Public Choral Singing Workshop, Belmont Chapel, Saturday 20th of January
This annual choral workshop is an open invitation for singers from far and wide to join in on a day’s exploration and cameo performance of a masterwork in the choral repertoire. In 2018 they are tackling Orff’s Carmina Burana, his settings of 24 mediaeval poems covering a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are today.
From The Jam, Exeter Phoenix, Sunday 21st of January
From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago. From the Jam will perform this incredible album in it’s entirety as well as a selection of classic hits and albums tracks following the The Gift album. Featuring original Jam member Bruce Foxton (Bass/Vocals) along with Russell Hastings (Guitar/Vocals) and drummer Mike Randon.
Exeter Race Day, Exeter Racecourse, Wednesday 24th of January
Exeter Racecourse the South West’s most prestigious racecourse, sitting high on the top of Haldon Hill, just outside Exeter with wonderful views down towards Dartmoor. Horse Racing was first recorded there 350 years ago in the reign of Charles II and since then many a great National Hunt champion has started their career at Exeter – such as Best Mate and Desert Orchid.
Burn’s Night, Langdon Court Hotel, Wembury, Saturday 27th of January
On Saturday 27th January 2018, join Langdon Court Hotel and celebrate the life of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. The itinerary for the evening includes a real ‘earthy’ Burns’ dinner will follow with traditional Cock-a-Leekie soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and Cranachan.