What’s On This Week
MON 27 - FRI 31 AUGUST 2018
Dartmoor Walking Festival, Sat 25 August – Sun 2 September
If you’re feeling guilty at the lack of walking you’ve done this summer, now’s your chance to make up for lost time and breathe in some fresh air. This annual festival is in its third year and is exactly as it sounds – a festival celebrating getting out and walking in our National Park! There will be several events each day, from modest guided strolls and children’s rambles to full day walks and more ambitious challenges. Download a programme and off you go!
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
War Horse, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Starts Wed 29 August – Sat 15 September
It had 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End, but now the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse is touring and Plymouth is one of the venues. It’s a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, with that show-stopping horse at it’s heart. One not to be missed.
tickets from £19. Theatreroyal.com
Dartmouth Regatta, Thurs 30 August – Sat 1 September
Another big date in the Regatta calendar – Dartmouth’s offering is among the best, regardless of whether you’re into the sailing action, or not. Get yourself to town and soak up a super-family-friendly atmosphere, with crab fishing, fancy dress competitions, dog shows and a treasure hunt. The water celebrations are eclectic, too, from yacht racing, to stand up paddle boarding. F.U.N.
Food: Launch of the Exeter Food and Drink Trail, August
Exeter has really put itself on the map for foodies over the past few years, with an abundance of producers, retailers and restauranteurs doing great things for local food and drink. This month, a brand new trail launches for the city, celebrating some great businesses, bringing them all together on one map. You’ll be able to see exactly where to go and who to visit, if you’re a foodie and you want to make the most of your time in town. Keep your eyes peeled on the website for the trail when it comes hot off the press!