We are now well and truly into summer which is when Devon comes alive and offers up a number of fantastic events to suit virtually everybody’s needs! Keep reading for our July round-up to give you some inspiration for what to do with your free time this month.
Street Food market @ Exeter, Thursday 6th of July and Thursday 20th of July
Experience street food at its best with locally sourced fresh produce served up in some of Exeter’s most beautiful locations.
The street food market has an impressive line up of different cuisines of street food to look forward too, including Spanish, American, Egyptian, Persian, Vietnamese, Locally Reared, African, Sustainable Fish, Caribbean & more!
The Hookhills Village Cherry Pie Fayre @ Galmpton Warborough, nr Paignton, Saturday 15th of July 12-6pm
A day of music and family entertainment with a BBQ, traditional cream tea area, full refreshments, best cake and jam competition, bar, Pimms tent, games and stalls for all ages, coconut shy, tug of war competition, face painting and bouncy castles! Not forgetting a raffle and auction with fantastic prizes, and of course, cherry pie!
Stiltskin’s performance of Rumplestiltskin @ Plymouth, Friday 14th of July 6:30-8pm
Stiltskin present their latest play – Rumpelstiltskin!
A fantastical story of fairies, greed and revenge. Why does Rumpelstiltskin want the king’s son? All is not what it seems. This family show is brought to life with puppets, visual theatre, fantastic costumes and sets. Suitable for ages seven and over.
Summer Holiday Family Fun! @ World of Country Life, Exmouth, Saturday 22nd of July to Monday 31st of July
There’s tons of summer holiday family fun at World of Country Life, Exmouth this summer! With a packed programme of daily activities as well as regular special event days, there’s so much to do you’ll be here every day!
There’s an option to get a 12 month pass as well, so you don’t miss any of the fun!
A/B Trio @ Speakeasy Torquay, Wednesday 19th of July 8:30-11pm
The A/B Trio are one of Canada’s most in-demand small groups, playing the best quality contemporary jazz you are likely to find anywhere. This group is inspired by the open-sounding, chordless groups of Sonny Rollins and Joshua Redman, as well as being informed by the work of Chris Potter and Ari Hoenig. Their material ranges from inventive re-interpretations of standards to modern, original repertoire. The trio’s format is fresh, and their music is at turns fun, accessible, melodic and compelling.
Amadeus Orchestra with the BSC @ Exeter Cathedral, Friday 21st of July, 7:30-9:30pm
The Amadeus Orchestra are once again joined by the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus for a performance of Prokofiev’s masterpiece Alexander Nevsky.
Originally written as music for the Eisenstein film of the same name, this version is condensed into a Cantata. It depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by Prince Alexander.
It will include:
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op.28
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 (Violin: Michael Gurevich)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet – a fantasy overture
PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky (Mezzo Soprano: Nina Alupii-Morton)
Peter and the Wolf @ Palace Theatre, Paignton, Friday 21st of July 11am and 2pm
A brilliant musical adventure for ages four and over!
Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas…
Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children 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.
Gerry Cottle’s Magic Circus @ Torquay Sea Front, Thursday 20th of July to Sunday 30th of July
2017 could surely do with a little magic sprinkling on it & this summer the magic will become reality as Gerry Cottle’s Magic Circus rolls into town – taking over the seaside resorts in both Paignton and Torquay with the most extravagant show you’ll ever see!
This circus will have you on the edge of your seat one minute and rolling about laughing the next, guaranteed by the man himself, Gerry Cottle.
Summer Exhibition @ Artizan in Torquay, Monday 3rd of July to Saturday 29th of July
The Artizan Annual End of Summer Exhibition is back again and brings together artists from across Torbay, South Devon and beyond in an exciting mixed show that celebrates our local artistic talent.
Hosted this year at the height of the English Riviera’s Summer, we anticipate this will be a fantastic show for artists and visitors alike.
Kingsbeer Festival @ Kingswear, Friday 14th of July to Sunday 16th of July
Kingsbeer Festival is back with a bang! Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July will see over 60 ales and ciders, all your favourite local bands and steam train travel unite in a glorious weekend in Kingswear.
Located in the marina at Kingswear, this festival boasts one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) settings for a beer festival in Devon! With views of the River Dart at sunset, accompanied by beer and music, is there a better way to spend a summer night!?