This November Devon is putting on one hell of a show with regards to events! There is something for simply everyone, whether you’re a foodie, theatre lover or looking for a fun day out suitable for the kids. Take a look and get involved!
Exeter Christmas Market, Exeter Cathedral Green, 16th-17th of November
This year’s Christmas Market will run from Thursday 16th November until Sunday 17th December, organised by Exeter Cathedral. The market, which will be re-orientated to focus on the West Front of the Cathedral, will still have a ‘Continental’ feel as in previous years but will also boast more opportunities to support local businesses and performers.
Teignmouth Farmers’ Market, The Triangle, 25th of November
Meet the farmers’ who work hard to bring you the fruits of their labour to the market. Great food and drink from within 30 miles of Teignmouth. A fun way to support local, a healthy way to support the community. Market takes place every last Saturday of the month.
Hunter & The Bear, Exeter Phoenix, 16th of November
Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. Their highly anticipated debut album is set for release in May and the band will be touring their thunderous live show throughout the UK and Europe to support the record.
Classics Galore Charity Concert, The Great Hall, University of Exeter, 16th of November
Classics Galore is held bi-annually at the Great Hall on Exeter’s University campus and tickets are always in demand. This will be the 6th time that two hundred musicians and singers from around the South West come together to put on an evening of popular classical music, with a Proms style finale. The concerts have so far raised £68,600 for cancer charity FORCE.
This year’s gala concert will as usual offer a wide selection of popular classical music for orchestra, choir and brass band under the guidance of Musical Director, Malcolm Matthews.
Christmas is Magical, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, every Wednesday until Christmas
Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what ‘Christmas is…Magical’ promises their audiences at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay. This family variety show features spellbinding Illusions, comedic classics, hits of yesteryear and today, interspersed cleverly to deliver a show that has pace and will leave you brimming with good cheer.
The professional cast of eleven will deliver side-splitting original humour as well as a bountiful punch of musical moments. Enjoy, yuletide favourites, White Christmas, Drummer Boy & Jingle Bells, highlights from La La Land, Moana & West Side Story. The festive fun comes with performances of songs written by the late greats, Benny Hill and Victoria Wood.
Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 17th of November
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.
Candlelit Dartmouth, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, 24th-25th of November
Kick start Christmas 2017 with a bang with Candlelit Dartmouth, Friday, Nov 24 and Sat, Nov 25 – a weekend of festive fun! If you want to get into the Christmas spirit – there is no better place to be than Dartmouth during this magical weekend.
Market stalls, late night shopping, Christmas entertainment throughout the streets, not forgetting Santa’s arrival procession down the Boat Float, and the magical Candlelit Lantern procession – Dartmouth is truly alive with festive spirit.
Plymouth Christmas Show, Plymouth Guildhall, 25th of November
After the very successful Plymouth Christmas Show of 2016 that saw over 2,000 visitors, they are returning to Plymouth Guildhall on the 18th of November 2017 to bring you a repeat performance! Bring your friends and family to explore our Christmas Market, pop along to the Santa’s Grotto or feast down on a mince pie. You’ll find everything you need to make this year’s holiday season festive; Christmas crafts, holiday gifts, seasonal fashions & decor, entertaining tips and a whole lot MORE!
Bring your kids – Santa is making an early visit from the North Pole in our special Santa’s Grotto!
The Kite Runner, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 12st – 25th of November
Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Exeter. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.