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Mar 18- 24

ART: Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Women Artists, Exeter RAMM until 9 June

Girl power! Shining a spotlight on women artists in RAMM’s fine art collection, this exhibition features works from the 1770s until 2011 including pieces from suffragette artist Olive Wharry (1886-1947),  popular Victorian children’s book illustrator Kate Greenaway and newer works from Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres and more.

More information here

 

EXHIBITION: Experiment and Risk, Dartington Hall, 16 Mar – 23 Apr

Interested in living dangerously? Exhibition curated by three BTEC art students from Kennicott Sixth Form in Totnes, asking what does it mean to take risks with creativity and art today?

 

THEATRE: The Mermaid’s Magical Purse, Soapbox Children’s Theatre, until Sat 30 Mar 

Plymouth’s ever-quirky, creative and brilliant Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre perform their new original show complete with mermaids, pirates and puppets.

 

FLOWER FESTIVALS 

Rhododendron ‘Dramatic Dark’ at the RCM Centenary Show at RHS Garden Wisley.

Spring ahoy! There’s a couple of festivals this month to get your floral fix, RHS Garden Rosemoor kicks off on Sat 16 – Sun 17 with its Spring Flower Festival, showcasing top quality blooms from competitors from Devon and beyond. There’ll also be loads of early spring shrubs available to buy in the Plant Centre if you fancy doing some planting of your own. Over at Greenway it’s all about Camellias with their annual festival that celebrates their commended Camellia garden, Sat 23 Feb – 31 Mar. There’ll be floral displays in the house and around the garden as well as a changing daily programme of walks, talks and activities. It’s National Trust so there’s your usual café and shops.

 

EXHIBITION: Tree of Life, Killerton, until 2 Nov

Killerton, 20 minutes north of Exeter, explores the human connection to nature through this fashion exhibit looking at the use of plants in clothing.

nationaltrust.org.uk 

 

THEATRE: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Exeter Northcott, Tue 19 – Sat 23 Mar

stage acting woman on phone in bed

If you enjoyed The Play that goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night, then you’ll be tickled by this hit comedy from the same team. A priceless diamond is being stored by a corrupt city bank – what could possibly go wrong? A mad-cap fast paced caper with inventive and complicated staging, great visual gags and physical slapstick – all the ingredients for a fun night out when you need it most, in the middle of January.

exeternorthcott.co.uk

 

BALL: The Secret Garden Boho Ball, Glasshouse at Anrán, Tidwell Farm, Newton Abbot, Sat 23 Mar 

Get yer floaty frocks out because it’s boho vibes all the way at this charity ball hosted in the lovely Glasshouse at Anrán. A ticket will get you canapés, a two course meal and drinks sourced from Devon suppliers (support local box ticked!) as well as live entertainment. Proceeds raised will go to The Blue Cross and Anti-slavery International.

More info and tickets here

EAT: Murder Mystery Dinner at Hartnoll Hotel, Saturday 23 Mar

Whodunnit? Channel your inner Miss Marple and spend a deliciously suspenseful evening chasing up clues while tucking into a three course Murder Mystery dinner that takes you back in time to 1943 and the suspicious death of a local land girl. Don’t forget your magnifying glass!

Check out the menu here

 

KIDS: Tots Go Wild! Occombe Farm, Torbay, Mon 25 Mar

children wellies

A little opportunity for smalls to burn some energy down on the farm at this fab spot in South Devon. Kids become a little farmer for the morning, helping to feed all the animals and making their own lamb to take away. Cuuuuute!

£5, suitable for toddlers up to age 5. 

countryside-trust.org.uk

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