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FRI 17 - SUN 19 AUGUST 2018

Dartington Summer Concerts, all month until Sat 25 August

stone statue wearing flower garland house blue sky trees grass

Photography: Imi F Hughes

Dartington’s Great Hall will host a month of live music, including specially ‘made for Dartington’  performances from leading musicians in the world of classical, jazz and folk music.  There are 3 concerts most nights during the festival, so it’s going to be busy.  You can check out the full line-up below.


The Sunday Sessions, Home Farm Cafe, Parke, Bovey Tracey, every Sunday in August

guitars on grass

We’re huge fans of this award-winning cafe located on the glorious Parke estate near Bovey Tracey.  Cosy in the winter and a haven in a wild playground during the summer, the food always matches the seasons.  Now, it’s just got even better, with the announcement that every Sunday in August will see afternoons of live music. Pitch up and enjoy!


Ibiza Sunday Sessions at The Thatched Inn, Ilfracombe, Sundays throughout August

dj decks

It’s a combo that totally works for us! We rave about their roasts in the winter, now we’re just, erm, raving! If you’re in Ilfracombe over the summer, make the most of this weather and get yourself to The Thatched Inn’s Gypsy Terrace for one of their Ibiza Sunday Sessions. With guest DJ’s expect a mix of funk, disco and happy house to groove your way to sundown. Top hosts, top location = winning!


Evita, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tues 14 – Sat 18 August

cast on stage

Following its smash hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, is coming to Devon. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follow’s Eva’s fascinating journey through life. Altogether now: ‘don’t cry for me Argenteeeeeeena!’

Tickets from £14.


Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park, Fri 17 – Sun 19 August

festival alien with children

Photography: Imi F Hughes

Super family-friendly festival klaxon! This annual, award-winning weekend of camping and music organised by The Levellers sounds awesome, with an impressive line-up across 7 stages, including Manic Street Preachers The Hives and Feeder.  There’s a huge children’s area, for toddlers through to teens, so you’re all going to enjoy this one. Book tickets fast, though, they’re selling out!

Adult weekend camping ticket £142.50, children £5 – £70


RHS Garden Flower Show, Rosemoor, Fri 17 – Sun 19 August

woman surrounded by flowers

Credit: RHS Rosemoor

It’s Rosemoor’s biggest event of the year, 3 days celebrating our favourite blooms.  As the South West’s only RHS Garden Flower Show, it draws big numbers and delivers on flower power. Expect floral display trails, The British Flower Bus, flower arranging demo’s, stalls and talks within the 65 blooming acres. Head North this weekend for some fragrant fun!

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH, tel: 01805 626810. 


Devon Fire & Spice Festival, Powderham Castle, Sat 18 – Sun 19 August

red chilli's

Like your food hot? You’ll love this festival, then.  Set in the majestic grounds of Powderham Castle, you’re invited to a fiery weekend of barbecue demo’s, chilli cook-off’s, great music and hot, spicy food. If you’re a fan of the more mild, then you’re covered, too, since you can chow down on charcuterie, artisan breads and cheeses.  I’m hungry now.

Advance tickets: Adults £5.90, kids £2.50. Family tickets £14.50.


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, 

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