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THEATRE: Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan

The sassy West End show comes to Theatre Royal, starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden promising “more glitter than ever before”. It’s bound to be a January cheerer-upper.


FAMILY THEATRE: Gonzo Moose presents Once Upon A Time, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 21-25 Jan

The Brothers Grimm are about to finish their final volume of fairy tales when a shadow of the past kidnaps them both, and their sister, Lotte, must save her beloved brothers. A fast-paced comedy by Gonzo Moose promises slapstick, the bizarre and live music perfect for audiences of any age.


RETREAT: Luxury Wellness Retreat, Moorland Hotel, Dartmoor, Fri 24 Jan

Blow away those winter cobwebs at Moorland Hotel’s Wellness Retreat with some gentle fitness and natural health treatments. Includes all classes, morning and afternoon refreshments, a 2 course lunch, tea and coffee in the conservatory room along with a gift bag. (AND 20% off the hotel’s 6 course a la Carte dinner bed and breakfast rates should you fancy making a night or even a weekend of it.) £95 per person.


WORKSHOP: Experimental and Expressive Acrylics Course, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Fri 24 Jan

For budding artistes and newbies alike, learn all about expressive and traditional methods of using acrylic to create beautiful work on a variety of different scales. Prepare to get messy!


MUSIC: Joe Brown in Concert, Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, Sat 25 Jan

Celebrating 60 years in the music biz, the rock ‘n roll ledge takes to the road with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll and Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences.


KIDS: Digital Creative Workshop, RAMM, Exeter, Sat 25 Jan

For kiddos who love to learn, whilst getting creative, RAMM has teamed up with Daisi for a series of engaging digital workshops, each hosted by a different artist, exploring the wonders of the museum’s objects and exhibits to create their own gifs and moving images.


MARKET: Teignmouth Farmers’ Market, The Triangle, Teignmouth, Sat 25 Jan 

Every last Saturday of the month, Teignmouth’s farmers market pops up on the Triangle with a range of homegrown, organic produce; from veggies to juices, to get Jan-healthy and support local.


EXHIBITION: Torsten Lauschmann: War of the Corners, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, until 8 Feb

Lauschmann’s exploration of humour, politics and abstraction through gorgeous projections, light, sound and sculptural instruments to create a landscape of thought and poetic art, first having been shown at Glasgow School of Art in 2018.


EAT OUT: Burn’s Night Dinner, The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Sat 25 Jan

No plans for Burn’s Night? For a very Scottish (tartan covered) evening, enjoy a traditional four course meal in the decadent Royal Beacon Hotel before dancing the night away to some lovely Scottish music.


THEATRE: Fireworks, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter, Sat 25 Jan

Experimental new play by Alex Ro ins exploring whether the connections we make in life form through fate, or are random events in a chaotic universe – a story about love, faith and the science behind CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.


RUN: Trust 10, NT Saltram House, Plymouth, Sun 26 Jan

A free monthly way-marked 10K run around the Saltram estate. A chance to enjoy traffic free routes, great views and a unique training opportunity. Kids 14-16 must be accompanied by and adult and you can bring the dog.



CULTURE: Exeter Cathedral is transformed into a visual light-show courtesy of Luxmuralis – tickets are selling fast. Thurs 5 – Sat 7 Mar

THEATRE: Six – Beheaded Divorced Live! The smash West End hit, nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, 27 – 31 May, Theatre Royal Plymouth

MUSIC: An Audience with Shaun Ryder – hear it from the Happy Mondays front-man, Sun 2 Feb, The Factory


Words by Molly Grogan.

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