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What’s On in April

APRIL 2018

Looking to burn off all that chocolate scoffed over Easter? Go out and stretch your legs with this lot.

Curated by Katie White


Diane Arbus at The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, throughout April (until 11 June)

people at art gallery

ARTIST ROOMS Diane Arbus at Kirkcaldy Galleries, 2015. Photography courtesy Fife Cultural Trust.

Diane Arbus is one of *the* most influential photographers of the 20th Century: bold, original and direct portraiture denotes the complexity of humanity in each photo. This exhibition is touring the UK – as part of the Artist Rooms series – and  has been attended by 40 million people! How cool that we now get to go check out her genius too?!

FREE. 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri and 11am – 4pm Sat.


BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE [RAMM] MUSEUM with Jim Wileman, Fri 20 April – Wed 2 May

Giraffe museum family


Have we mentioned before how much we love love love the RAMM? Now they are giving us the chance to get a sneak peak at all the “behind the scenes” stuff with photographer Jim Wileman’s snaps of what really goes on. Sounds brilliantly nosey and curious!

FREE. 10am – 5pm




Lady Boys of Bangkok “Wonder Women Tour”, Palace Theatre, Paignton Mon 30 April

ladboys of bangkok promo

Get your sequins and feathers on and brace yourselves – the world famous Lady Boys of Bangkok are coming to lil’ ol’ Devon! This celebration of the Lady Boys’ style icons will be dazzling high-energy and outrageously diamanté studded fun! Bring it on!

Tickets from £21, 7.30 – 9.30pm,  


Muddy Challenge, whenever and wherever you feel brave!

vintage car on beach beers

It is time! Dust off your swimwear and dig out a BIG towel/ rug/ thermos and get yourself ready to take the plunge. So what it was snowing last month and the sea WILL be freezing! Embrace a moment of Spring Madness and fun and RUN in (and probably then straight out again) of the ocean this month. You know it will be mad but fun, invigorating and totally earn you points for an oversized “reward” hot choc and slice of cake.



Muddy Walk, Stover Park nr Newton Abbot.

children wellies

This month we recommend a stroll around Stover park – ever been? Follow the totally enchanting Ted Hughes’ trail dotted with whimsical lines of poetry and accompanied by daring wooden sculptures for a perfect day of musing and mulling in the most beautiful location.




Tattoo: British Art Revealed,  Torre Abbey, Starts Sat 3 March – Sun 3 June

tattoo art

“From ruffians to royalty; from sailors to socialites; from pilgrims to punks: tattoos have been etched into bodies throughout British history. Now a stunning new exhibition is coming to Torre Abbey Museum, which promises to get under the skin of this worldwide phenomenon.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!  After a hugely successful stint in Falmouth (that says it all!) it’s now Devon’s turn to check out this weird and wonderful art form. Sounds like a kooky and creative way to spend a rainy day!

10am -5pm, £8.  


The Country Kitchen at Burton Art Gallery, Bideford Mon 19 March – 14 May


Helen Murgatroyd

The kitchen is the heart of the home right? Therefore we declare that it should be one of our best decorated rooms. This month Burton Art Gallery is giving us the nudge we need for a Spring Clean and make over for our kitchens, with an exhibition of Country Kitchens showcasing brilliant artists including Helen Murgatroyd and Rachel Cox. Go be inspired!

10-4pm, FREE.





Royal Wedding Celebrations at Paschoe House, Sat 19 May

sitting room with piano

Are you secretly fizzing with excitement at the impending Royal nuptials? Come and be with like-minded wedding, err, “guests” and enjoy the wedding broadcast in style! As you watch them say ‘I do’, the festivities will include a Pimms full afternoon tea and bubbles to toast the bride and groom. Quick, snaffle the best seats now – cheers!

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