What’s On This Weekend
FRI 1 - SUN 3 FEB 2019
Theatre: Matilda the Musical, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tues 15 Jan – Sat 16 Feb
The multi award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company arrives in Devon this month and, if the hype is to be believed, it’s one not to miss. The story, inspired by Roald Dahl’s much-loved book, is that of a little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Book it, pronto!
Exhibition: Criminal Ornamentation – Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection, Exeter RAMM Sat 19 Jan – Sun 17 March
Brighten up the greyest of months with an exhibition brimming with colour and pattern. Celebrated British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE has chosen nearly 100 works by more than 50 artists featuring eye-popping art from film to fashion and ceramics to sculpture. From a sequinned dress by Alexander McQueen to 19th century William Morris Wallpaper, his selection tells a story of objects that refuse to be confined.
Exhibition: Get Fresh, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Sat 19 Jan – Sun 10 March
A brand new exhibition at this lovely gallery, showcasing a range of fresh and innovative work from emerging makers across the south west. You’ll be able to view ceramics, jewellery, glass and woven textiles among the exhibits, and most importantly, you’ll be supporting these newbies as they set out to carve a name for themselves.
Killerton Parkrun, Killerton, every Saturday
Slowly dragging yourself into a healthier lifestyle? This might be just the ticket. Join the masses for this free, friendly 5k run in gorgeous surroundings. Bring the whole family and make a thing of it! You can track your progress each week, as your run is timed. Ready, steady, GO!
Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s DJ Set, Exeter Phoenix, Fri 1 Feb
Ooh, fancy kicking of February in style? Get your sparkliest frock on and get yourself to the Phoenix in Exeter tonight, because the 80s uber-icon will be on the decks, spinning a few classics. He’ll sign photo’s and everything. See you in the queue?
8.30pm – 1am. Tickets £19 (£30 for a meet & greet). exeterphoenix.org.uk
Snowdrop Weekend, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Sat 2 – Sun 3 February
Bored of the snow? Blow away the cobwebs and go cheer yourself up with Rosemoor’s annual celebration of the snowdrops. There will be bulbs from specialist nurseries, guided walks and talks. Or you can just go and grab a few lungfuls of fresh air, before retreating somewhere for a nice hot toddy.
Good Food Market, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Sun 3 February
The award-winning good food and craft market has found itself a nice warm home for the winter, inside the historic Melville Building. It’s always a lovely starter on the first Sunday of the month – if you’ve not been, give it a try!
10am – 3pm. royalwilliamyard.com
Comedy: Lloyd Griffith, Exeter Phoenix, Sun 3 February
He had a sell-out UK tour last year and now the comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM is back with a new stand-up show. Fancy hearing about the time he had a toilet incident on the A46? Book yourself a ticket, then.
8pm, tickets £10. exeterphoenix.org.uk