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FRI 27 - SUN 29 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! 


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. 


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, 


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!


MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds, Plymouth Hoe, Thurs 26 & Fri 27 July

Outdoor concert crowd

Didn’t win our party package prize giveaway? Ah shucks.  The good news is that you can still buy tickets to this one though and MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds is promising to bring an absolute belter to the Hoe this year.  Day One sees Ella Eyre, Professor Green and R3WIRE & VARSKI taking to the stage, with Bastille headlining.  But Day 2 is pretty special in our opinion – an exclusive to the region: only the legend that is Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley performing their critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics show. Someone hand me a pair of sunnies and a glow stick, immediately. Miss this one at your peril!

Tickets on sale now for £25 per day, or an event pass for £45 for both days.


Bats at Rosemoor, Fri 27 July

bat illustration

And, for something TOTALLY different, take a night time walk (a guided one that is) with bat expert Sarah Butcher to learn more bats in the beautiful setting of Rosemoor Gardens.

9-11pm. £31.   


Laufest, Wembury, Fri 27 – Sun 29 July

red and white marquee with big white letters spelling love on grass

Don’t miss out on being among the first to experience this awesome little festival, before the rest of the world discovers it! Think of it as a 3 day family-friendly celebration of all the fun stuff in life; music, cake, booze, silent disco, open air cinema and loads of surprises. Add a sensational clifftop location overlooking Wembury’s Mewstone and you have a mighty fine new festival on your hands. Grab your wellies and your glitter and GO GO GO!

3 day adult ticket including camping £45.  Child ticket £10. Family tickets (2 adults + 2 kids £100). Tickets must be purchased by 10 July.


Smoked & Uncut Festival, The Pig at Combe, Sat 28 July

The pig hotel at combe exterior elizabethan country house with pig statues in foreground

A day-long festival of music, (The Wailers, as in Bob Marley and…headline), food and fun in a truly fabulous setting. The Pig Hotels love a festival and know how to do one with style.  Splash out on a special feasting ticket and get stuck in to one of the pop-up tents, from chef Angela Hartnett and friends in the Field Kitchen, or Mark Hix with his Ruby Murray House. Sounds. Awesome.

12 – 11pm, adult tickets £39.50 (kids under 5 free).


Totnes and District Agricultural Show, Berry Farm, Berry Pomeroy, Sun 29 July


Photography: Imi F Hughes

This is the 100th year (yes, really) of the Totnes and District Agricultural show and they are celebrating by pulling out ALL THE STOPS. There will – of course – be all the usual animal related fun and madness, country crafts and wares for sale, but add epic local food and ale and an eclectic line up of live music to enjoy into the evening and you’ve got yourself quite the day out.

£11adults/ £3 children, 


Boat Trips with Plymouth Aquarium,  Sun 29 July

food stall

One for adults and kids, we reckon. What better way to connect with the oceans than by going out on with ocean with Plymouth Aquarium?! A new event for 2018, you can head out and explore Plymouth Sound and learn all about the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants. Don’t forget the sun cream and sea legs!

2.45-4.30pm, £15 adult £10 child (U3s FREE).  

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