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What’s On This Weekend

FRI 23 - SUN 25 NOV 2018

Special thanks to our roving photographer, the very talented Imi F Hughes Photography. See more of her work over on her Instagram feed @imi.f.hughesphotography.


Shrek the Musical, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tues 13 – Sat 24 Nov

shrek on stage

Hands up who fancies this?! Meeeeee! The smash-hit blockbuster is in Plymouth this month, bringing the animation to life on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy. Join Shrek, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got a pretty irresistible family-friendly few hours!

Tickets £18 – £48.


Magical Garden Illuminations ‘Glow’, RHS Rosemoor, Fri 16 Nov – Sat 5 Jan

illuminated trees

Credit: RHS Rosemoor

For a warm, wintery glow, wrap up and head out to Rosemoor to see the magical illuminations in and around the Foliage Garden, Stream Field and Lake area. To thaw out, head to the award-winning Garden Kitchen restaurant for a special family-friendly hot menu. Best book a table, though!

Thurs- Sat 3-8pm. Members free, normal garden admissions apply otherwise.


Christmas Selling Exhibition: MAKE, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Sat 17 Nov – Sun 6 Jan


The Jubilee Gallery will be buzzing with festive cheer this month as the annual Christmas selling exhibition launches. Filled to the brim with contemporary craft, you can see – and buy – work by designer-makers from across the UK. With treats at all price ranges, this is a great opportunity to find an individual gift for someone special, or a quality treat for yourself!
Free entry. Open daily, 10am – 5.30pm.



Illuminate, Festival of Light, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Thurs 22 – Sun 25 Nov


Plymouth’s spectacular light festival returns to the oh-so-photogenic Royal William Yard this month for a weekend of awe-inspiring immersive shows.  Take the ferry over, grab a SUP, however you choose to do it, you’ll love the light projections bouncing off all the historic buildings and across the shimmering water. One to marker pen into the diary and round up the family for!



Chocolate Advent Calendar Course, Ashburton Cookery School, Sun 25 Nov


How inspired is this?! Ditch the mass-produced supermarket Advent calendars this year and create your own unique version, while having a serious chocolate-fest in the process. These one-day courses taught by the pro’s will teach you how to create your own calendar filled with handmade chocolates – perfect as gifts or for your own brood. You’ll learn a technique to temper chocolate at home and the skills to make impressive filled chocolates as well as dipped chocolate truffles. At the end of the class you will have the skills to make professional quality artisan chocolates at home, and take away two completed advent calendars each containing 24 handmade chocolates. This is just one of a whole raft of Christmas-themed courses on offer through November and December.  You really should take a look – highly recommended by Muddy!

£165. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Buffet lunch is provided, additional moulds, ingredients and calendars will be available in the shop if you want to make more at home.


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