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MON 16 - SUN 22 JULY 2018

Words: Katie White, Photography: Imi F Hughes

Outdoor Entertainment at the Queen’s Drive Space, Exmouth Seafront, Throughout July

showman hugh jackman

Those who’ve been to Exmouth recently will have noticed the brand new Queen’s Drive Space on Exmouth’s seafront; those who haven’t really should take a trip there this July to make the most of a cracking line-up of food, events and entertainment for all the family. You can rock up to watch some outdoor cinema, live major theatre screenings or one of the summer sessions of chilled music.  Go check it out! Our pick is the open air cinema screening of The Greatest Showman on July 27 at 7pm. For obvious reasons!

queensdrivespace.co.uk 

 

Celebrating 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts at Saltram House, Plymouth, Until Sun 30 September

The RAA was partly founded by Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman – one of only two female founding members. To discover more about her struggles in a man’s world, head to Saltram to visit this ongoing, inspired exhibition.

FREE (after admission) 10am – 4pm. nationaltrust.org.uk 

 

Pop Art in Print at Exeter RAMM c/o V&A Museum London, all month until 26 Aug

print of woman in bikini against yellow background pop art

Gerald Laing, Sandra from the series Baby Baby Wild Things, 1968. Screenprint Circ.672-1968. Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Well, thank you Victoria and Albert Museum, London for lending Exeter your first collection of iconic and creative Pop Art Prints. We love it and can’t wait to check out this exhibition of 70 works from over 30 Pop Artists! Who says museums can’t be colourful?!

£4.50 (£3.50) U19s FREE, exeterramm.admit-one.eu 

 

Rose Festival at RHS gardens, Rosemoor, Until Sun 22 July

roses in garden

Photography: Imi F Hughes

As the Summer months take hold and our beautiful county bursts into bloom we feel it would be rude to not celebrate the beauty of our fauna. Rosemoor is leading the way with a whole bloomin (!) festival dedicated to the humble rose. There is so much going on there we could easily wile away an entire month but we especially love the sound of the rose inspired kitchen, live music lates in the rose gardens and a whole weekend of flowers and crafts on 22 -24 June…

Opening times and prices vary, check rhs.org.uk for specifics.

 

Exhibition: Anthony Frost, family & friends – St Ives Inspired, Book Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Fri 6 July – Sun 12 August.

exhibition leaflet

Another tempting exhibition unveils at the brilliant Brook Gallery this weekend. Anthony Frost has selected work from his nearest and dearest in this specially curated exhibition: St Ives Inspired. You’ll find paintings and prints featured from Anthony himself, Sir Terry Frost, Luke Frost, Bob Devereux, Bob ourne, Felicity Mara, Rachael Kantaris and Rod Walker.  Go see!

brookgallery.co.uk

 

One-day Shellfish & Seafood Cookery Course at Exeter Cookery School, Thurs 19 July

seafood on a tiered stand crab prawns lemon

I’m going to tell you about this briefly here and then I’m going to tell you about it in detail, because I’ve just taken this course myself and L-O-V-E-D it! As owners Jim and Lucy say, if you live in Devon then you can only – at most – be 35 miles away from water. Therefore, we should ALL be comfortable cooking the choice seafood we get to eat. But if you’re anything like me, this will be an area of kitchen expertise that you feel, er, not so expert in. So, take your fear by the claws and get to grips with crabs, mussels, bisques and stocks and learn to love the best of Devon. You won’t regret it. Pass me the mussels!

9.30am -4.30pm.  £155. exetercookeryschool.co.uk 

 

Plymouth’s Open-Air Cinema at Tinside Lido, Fri 20 – Sun 22 July

outdoor swimming pool by the sea with cinema screen

Glorious Tinside Lido

Classic films in an iconic location on Plymouth’s waterfront – what could be better on a summer weekend? This year, rock up with a blanket to watch (in order), The Piano, Yellow Submarine and Dirty Dancing.  Yes! More to come over the summer, in various locations, but what a starter!

plymouthartscentre.org

 

Chagstock Music Festival, Chagford, Dartmoor Fri 20 – Sat 21 July

woman with dark hair and fringe in black top

So many festivals to choose from this summer! We always love the sound of Chagstock to kick start the Summer Hols and this year it’s a Space and Sci Fi themed festival amongst the wilds of Dartmoor, with Imelda May headlining. Get those moon boots to the moors, pronto!

£100 weekend ticket (U12s FREE but need to be registered). chagstock.info  

 

The Kitchen Bar pop up at Dartington,  Sat 21 July

gin tonic ice cubes and rosemary

Live music, cocktails by Cloak and Dagger Brewing and delish food by the amazing Kitchen Table… plus beautiful beautiful Dartington. We are booking the babysitter as we speak…

5pm til late! thekitchentable.org.uk 

 

Coleton Fishacre Jazz party, Sat 21 July

cocktail against purple hazy skyline

If you love Jazz and dressing up 1920s style (who doesn’t love a bit of decadence?) then you might want to dance your way along to this summer party. We reckon there literally could be no better location for summer jazz from Rachael Roberts and the Gatsby Gang, cocktails and canapés on the bowling lawn. Do you agree?

6.30-9pm £25 (inc. 2 cocktails and canapés). nationaltrust.org.uk  

 

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