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MON 30 - TUES 31 JULY 2018

Words: Katie White, Photography: Imi F Hughes

 

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 

 

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

 

Open Air Theatre: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, opens Tues 31 July – 11 Aug.

outdoor theatre performance georgian house

Photo credit: Gemma Ward Photography

Plymouth’s Barbican Theatre is promising us another awesome rendition of a classic tale for their fourth #BardInTheYard open-air performance.  Taking place in the ‘secret garden’ of the very handsome Residence One at the Royal William Yard, it’ll be atmospheric and lots of fun, since there’ll be a fully licensed bar from the B-Bar, as well as picnic boxes on offer from Column Bakehouse. Theatre at its very best!

14 performances on various dates. Tickets £19 from barbicantheatre.co.uk

 

The Tempest performed at Killerton House, near Exeter, Tues 31 July

champgane glasses and bottle in field

Photography: Imi F Hughes

And over at the other end of the county, it’s the splendiferous Killerton House that’s celebrating the outdoor theatre thang. Ensure you pack a picnic, some fizz and a chair and go spend a glorious evening watching one of Shakespeare’s finest at one of Devon’s finest. Booking essential.

£15/£10, booking essential, nationaltrust.org.uk  

 

Muddy Challenge July

shell on beach

Photography: Imi F Hughes

Another easy one this month! This month’s challenge is to embrace the STAY-cation… grab a map of Devon (we’ve included a link, because we’re helpful like that), pick a spot… and go. You could even use this month’s guide as a way of choosing a new place to explore. We live in the best county in the UK right? So why not head to a new part of it that you have never explored before? Don’t forget to send us pics!

google.com/maps 

 

Muddy Walk: Horseshoe Falls, Dartmoor

toddler in pink wellies

Photography: Imi F Hughes

Since the school hols begin this month, we’ve included an easy one to do with tots of any age as you can walk for as long – or short – as you desire/ require. Park at New Bridge and then literally follow the river path upstream for as long as you like. Horseshoe falls themselves are a beautiful bubbling little oasis of calm. Definitely pack a picnic and maybe even a swimming costume?!

wildswim.com

 

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