EXHIBITION: Fine Art of Metal, Chris DeRubeis, Host Galleries, Plymouth 23 Mar – 7 April
Best-selling American artist Chris DeRubeis breaks the mould with his abstract paintings, created with a mixture of paint and chemicals to extract unique reactions from metal.
KIDS: Tots Go Wild! Occombe Farm, Torbay, Mon 25 Mar
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.
MUSICAL: Vulvarine, Exeter Phoenix 26 Mar
Fat Rascal Theatre bring their Edinburgh Fringe hit to Exeter, a musical tale about a jab gone-wrong, a lightening bolt and boring office worker Bryony Buckle transformed into Vulvarine, scourge of mansplainers, tampon tax and saviour of womankind. Grab your tights and spanx – it’s super-hero time…
ARTS & CULTURE: Astrophotography Workshop, Arlington Court, Fri 29 Mar
“That totally awesome star trail photo on the wall? Oh yeah, that’s just something I took when I was up on Exmoor…” Pack your camera and head to Arlington Court for an evening course in how capture dark skies and stars through a lens. £45 and booking is essential.
COMEDY: Andrew Maxwell: Showtime, The Watermark, Ivybridge Fri 29 Mar
Go have a larf at the five-star reviewed Edinburgh Fringe show now on tour courtesy of Mock the Week/Live at the Apollo comedian Andrew Maxwell.
TALK: Ben Fogle: Adventures in the Wilderness, Princess Theatre, Torquay, Fri 29 Mar
Best selling author, UN patrol and TV adventurer Ben Fogle has climbed Everest, swam with crocs, dodged pirates and even been marooned for a year on a desert island. His next challenge? Keeping you lot entertained at Princess Theatre with his honest and thrilling talk about his adventures.
THEATRE: The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Palace Theatre, Paignton, Sat 30 – Sun 31 Mar
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage. The family show, chock-a-block with sing-a-longs and clumsy chaos, is just 55 minutes long so grrrreat for kids 3+.
OUTDOORS: Dartmoor Bike Fest, River Dart Country Park, Sat 30 Mar
On yer bike! Try out new wheels, find out how to change gear without falling off (or is that just me?) and get advice from British Cycling coaches and south-west racing teams. Plus the chance to look flashy on the some cycle trails and pump track. It’s for kids too so pack the Muddies.
OUTDOORS: Lambing Sunday, Killerton House, Sun 31 Mar
Everybody go (b)aaaah. It’s lambing season (again already) – time to grab the Muddies, get on your wellies and go get soppy over the cute new arrivals at Killerton’s tenant farmers, Martinsfield farm. And no need to take supplies there’s tea, cake and burgers on sale too.
COMEDY: Nish Kumar, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Sat 30 Mar
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is stopping in Cambs on his UK tour that touches on politics and humankind’s self-destructive nature- don’t worry I’m sure it’s funnier than it sounds! A regular on the comedy scene Nish has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and even has his own show on Netflix with fellow comedian Joel Dommet.
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, shops and even a second hand bookshop.