WHAT’S ON IN DEVON THIS WEEK
8th December – 14th December
Saturday 8th December – Coleton Aglow, Newton Abbot
Discover Coleton Fishacre in a new light; the house and garden are lit for an opulent 1920s Christmas party. The illuminated route leads you around the garden and inside to see the festivities of the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party. You'll be able to try on your party outfit in the handling room, listen to party music playing in the Saloon, and soak up the atmosphere. In the garden you'll be able to see the house, trees and exotic features bathed in festive light as you follow the circular route. 7th – 9th Dec 2018 Open 17:30 - 19:30 Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kinswear, Devon, TQ6 0EQ
Sunday 9th December – Christmas at Cockington Court
Cockington Court Craft Centre offers highly-creative craftsmen and women a space to work. You’ll find everything from glass blowers making richly-coloured giftware to artists creating distinctive sculptures, along with leather goods, ceramics, jewellery and art installations.
There’s also a choice of highly specialised outlets, such as the Cockington Chocolate Company, all offering special and unique gifts to buy. If you don’t see what you’re looking for then why not talk to an artist on site and commission your own work of art? The court also hosts visiting exhibitions by renowned artists and is the key location for Art on the English Riviera throughout the summer.
The Craft Centre is part of the historic Cockington Court, a 17th century manor house set in 460 acres of country park, and is a great place to explore once you have finished all your retail therapy. Relax in the gardens, follow the murder mystery trail and ride in a horse-drawn carriage back to the picture-postcard Cockington Village. Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA
Monday 10th December – Dartmouth Orchestra – Christmas Concert
Under musical director Tim Pithers, with leader Brenda Willoughby, the orchestra returns to the Flavel for their annual December concert - with an entirely Russian theme. Among other works, they will be joined in Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto by pianist Krzysztof Moskalewicz.
This promises to be a much-needed antidote to the stresses of Christmas preparations as you enjoy excellent musical entertainment with mulled wine and a mince pie!
Tickets £12 (children & students £5) available from The Flavel: www.theflavel.org.uk; 01803 839530; The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth TQ6 9N
Tuesday 11th December – Totnes Late Night Shopping
The Late Night Shopping Events will take place in December from 3:30pm-9:30pm and see a massive influx of people into the medieval High Street to enjoy the craft stalls, locally made food and drink, local entertainments and of course some shopping in the towns diverse variety of independent shops. There will be approximately 50-60 stalls in the main street and also a separate event and stalls will be available in the Civic Square - so visitors can enjoy two events for the price (even better it is free!) of one.