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What’s on This Weekend

FRI 27 - SUN 29 APRIL 2018

Words, Katie White


Rose Wylie exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre, Thurs 29 March – Mon 30 April

painting of woman

Rose Wylie

This exhibition of colourful, large scale, figurative paintings by celebrated British painter Rose Wylie promises to be intelligent, thought provoking and dynamic. The exhibition draws on Wylie’s learning about Pilgrims of the 30s and reflects in a quietly political way on history’s interpretation of them. The works will actually be displayed in two venues to explore how their situation affects their interpretation: the Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art. Both promise to be an excellent April culture top up which, frankly, after all that chocolate, we’ll need.


Diane Arbus at The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, throughout April (until 11 June)

people at art gallery

ARTIST ROOMS Diane Arbus at Kirkcaldy Galleries, 2015. Photography courtesy Fife Cultural Trust.

Diane Arbus is one of *the* most influential photographers of the 20th Century: bold, original and direct portraiture denotes the complexity of humanity in each photo. This exhibition is touring the UK – as part of the Artist Rooms series – and  has been attended by 40 million people! How cool that we now get to go check out her genius too?!

FREE. 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri and 11am – 4pm Sat.


BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE [RAMM] MUSEUM with Jim Wileman, Fri 20 April – Wed 2 May

Giraffe museum family


Have we mentioned before how much we love love love the RAMM? Now they are giving us the chance to get a sneak peak at all the “behind the scenes” stuff with photographer Jim Wileman’s snaps of what really goes on. Sounds brilliantly nosey and curious!

FREE. 10am – 5pm


Spring wine tastings at Jaded Palates, Ashburton, Sat 28 April

If you fancy really getting to know your wine, then may we recommend you get yourselves to one of these annual vintage tasting events? From both of their gorgeous wine stores, Ian and Gill will talk you through some fabulous wines, dishing out as much knowledge as you can handle. Fun, tasty, productive. What’s not to love?


Toby Bucklands Garden Festival, Powderham Castle, Fri 27 – Sat 28 April


It’s the fifth installment of this cracking annual family-friendly festival and once again, Powderham Castle will hand over its grounds to over 150 exhibitors.  Think spring flowers from top nurseries, artisan food and crafts, music and entertainment and you’ve got yourself a proper Devon shindig! 


Authentic Indian Cookery Course, Exeter Cookery School, Sat 28 April

Lady in apron at cookery school 

What’s not to love about this one-day course? Award-winning school, cracking location, a top guest tutor (Nila Ross-Patel) and a whole load of glorious Indian cuisine mastered. One to book up, quick; and save me a samosa, won’t you?



Honiton Festival of Imagination, The Beehive, Fri 27 – Sat 28 April

Beehive coloured circles

It’s the 4th Festival of Imagination for Honiton, a hands-on science and arts festival for all ages and this years theme is colour. Expect lectures and workshops, plus a screening of Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, which is the world’s first painted feature film? Kinda mind-boggling and cool at once. The Saturday programme sounds particularly fun for family ents., culminating in a Fizz Pop Science Show, plus a screening of Star Wars – The Last Jedi.


Spring Celebration Open Day, A Touch of the Wild, nr. Exeter, Sat 28 April

Girls around campfire

Bring your whole family to Grammarcombe Woods for this awesome-sounding Spring Celebration event. As the weather turns warmer (please God, let it happen!), celebrate with some leaf print crafting, marshmallow toasting over the fire, face painting and sawdust sensory play for the toddlers. Kids will also have the chance to play in the mud kitchen and enjoy the woodland playground.

FREE. 10am -12pm, no booking required, just drop in. Visit for more info. 


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